THE MAGAZINE OF NEWS & CRITICISM
Number 126January 1989
HARLAN ELLISONRUNS AMOK
Gary Groth examines the inaccuracies,falsifications, and fatuousness in Ellison's
article on comics.
Marvelsold;Comico to be distributed byDC;Lone Star stirs controversy; and more.
BLOOD & THUNDER
Scott Bieser answers his critics; plus comments on Feiffer, Breathed, Steven Grantand Kenneth Smith.
R. Fiore is back with a vengeance reviewingffastfc Man,
the John Lennonmovie (!), and the Stay
record whilegetting in a few licks at Batman fans, the
Comics Buyer's Guide,
DC Comics, and ourgreat statesman.
Rob Rodi focuses on the art and politics of
Strip AIDS USA
asking what'sthe benefit of benefit books?
Leon Hunt delves into the discourse about
THE CASE OF THEARGENTINE EXILES
Frank Stack follows the trail of displacementin Joe's
JAIME, GILBERTAND MARIOHERNANDEZ
A discussion in four chapters that beginswith the roots of Love &
proceedsto a study of technique, and closes withsome of the most demanding opinions aboutthe comics field you're likely to find all year.
PIONEER PILLAGESAND PLUNDERSTHE PAST
Andrew Dagilis goes after all the productpushers who feel a need to fuck with things,from the profiteers colorizing old movies tothe meddlers re-recording Charlie Parker,and specifically the cut and paste team atPioneer Comics.
Drawings imported from Milan by Joe's
artist Jose Munoz.
Kenneth Smith on Harlan Ellison's "MagicalEgotism."
"Skipping the Ideal for the Real" by GilKane.
Front cover by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez.