TCJ ARCHIVE

The Comics Journal No. 50, October 1979

Featuring an interview with Chris Claremont; a review by Dwight Decker; a look at the life cycle of comics.

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Editorial
The Editors, “Heroes for Hire” (p. 4)

Letters
Blood and Thunder (p. 21)

News
Newswatch (p. 8)

Interviews
Ed Via, “Chris Claremont Interview” (p. 48)

Reviews
Jim Dawson, “The Queen is Dead…Finally” (p. 29)
Cat Yronwode, “Blackhawks for Christ” (p. 30)
Jim Wilson, “It Doesn’t Blesh” (p. 35)
Greg Huneryager, “Doomsday: Nothing Really Novel” (p. 38)
Margaret O’Connell, “If the Shoe Fits…” (p. 39)
Dwight Decker, “Trigan Empire: Dazzling but Uninspired” (p. 40)
Beppe Sabatini, “The Door to Cell Twenty-Six” (p. 41)

Essays
Paul Levitz, “A Call for Higher Criticism” (p. 44)
Brian Cook, “The Rise and Fall of Richard Nixon and the Monsters from Marvel” (p. 76)

Columns
Dwight R. Decker, “Doc’s Bookshelf: Comics of the Gods” (p. 81)
Jeffrey Wasserman, “Jack Spake: The Life Cycle of Comics” (p. 86)

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