Special “Tribute to The Comics Journal” Edition
Item One–the new issue of TCJ looks awesome! A Cerebus roundtable! (and the Colby Cosh piece on the Canadian sources of Sim’s antifeminism has already got me riled! more on that another time!) Sean Collins on New X-Men & The Goon! Tim O’Neil on Autobiographix! A piece called “The Future of Black Comics”! I don’t know nothin’ ’bout Ed Brubaker, but smart people like Ian Brill seem to love him, so I’m sure he’ll make a fine cover-subject… Needless to say, I’ll be buying this.
Item Two–the William Gaines audio file seems great so far! He starts off talking about letters pages! (and boy am I glad to see the Jules Feiffer interview go! I think Feiffer’s a jackass…)
And–item 3–they’re wondering “When Marvel Jumped the Shark” on the Messageboard…I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately (although, in my formulation, the question is not “when?”, but “why?”)–so naturally I had a reply handy!
Good Afternoon Friends!