TCJ Archive

The Comics Journal No. 282, April 2007

Featuring issues with Alison Bechdel and Fred Guardineer; reviews of Curses, Lucky, Shadowland, and more.


Blood & Thunder (p. 19)


Greg Stump and staff, Journal Datebook (p. 24)


Lynn Emmert, The Alison Bechdel Interview (p. 28)
Dylan Williams, The Fred Guardineer Interview (p. 86)


Tim O’Neil, “Chester Gould’s Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 1” (p. 56)

Greg Stump, “Curses” (p. 59)

Rich Kreiner, “Ode to Kirihito” (p. 62)

Bill Randall, “Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow” (p. 65)

Tom Underhill, “Dragon Head Vols. 1-5” (p. 67)

Bill Sherman, “Shadowland” (p. 69)

Noah Berlatsky, “Lucky” (p. 71)

Kent Worcester, “Great British Comics” (p. 73)

Rob Vollmar, “Tarzan: The Joe Kubert Years Vols. 1-2” (p. 75)

Adam Stephanides, “Acme Novelty Library #17” (p. 77)

Mini-reviews of Showcase Presents: The Phantom Stranger, Batman Confidential #1, Wally’s World, The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1, Tales Designed to Thrizzle #3, Polly and the Pirates, Hunter & Painter, Growing Up Cartoonist in the Baby Boom South, and Jokes and the Unconscious (p. 79)


Noah Berlatsky, “Ariel Schrag Gets a Little Respect” (p. 21)

Kristy Valenti, “Get Lost!” Comics (p. 126)


John A. Lent, Speaking in Tongues: “The Transformation of Asian Comic Books-1990s-2006” (p. 161)
Bill Randall, Lost in Translation: “Tip of the Iceberg” (p. 166)
Leonard Rifas, “Four Immigrants in School” (p. 171)
Donald Phelps, Deadpan Drifter: “The Nonchalant Mockery of Cecil Jensen’s Elmo” (p. 173)
R.C. Harvey, Comicopia: “Masters of American Comics” (p. 178)
Tom Crippen, The Post-Human Review: “True Believer” (p. 188)
Tim O’Neil, Ctrl-Alt-Delete: “A Rough Draft of History” (p. 191)
Daniel Holloway, Minimalism: “Spin the Wheel” (p. 193)
Coming Comics (p. 200)