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'''''The Comics Journal''''', often abbreviated '''''TCJ''''', is an American magazine of news and criticism pertaining to [[comic book]]s, [[comic strip]]s and graphic novels.<ref>Wolk, Douglas. ''Reading Comics'' (2007) Da Capo Press. p.68. ISBN 0-306-81509-5</ref> Known for its lengthy interviews with comic creators, pointed editorials and scathing reviews of the products of the mainstream comics industry, the magazine promotes the view that comics are a fine art meriting broader cultural respect, and thus should be evaluated with higher critical standards.<ref name="worldcomics">{{cite book |author=Brad Brooks; Pilcher, Tim |title=The Essential Guide to World Comics |publisher=Collins & Brown |location=London |year= |pages=32–36 |isbn=1-84340-300-5 |oclc= |doi=}}</ref><ref>Inge, M. Thomas, ''Comics as Culture''. p.153.</ref><ref>Skinn, Dez. ''Comix: The Underground Revolution''. p.244.</ref>
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'''''The Comics Journal''''', often abbreviated '''''TCJ''''', is an American magazine of news and criticism pertaining to [[wikipedia:comic book|comic book]]s, [[wikipedia:comic strip|comic strip]]s and graphic novels.<ref>Wolk, Douglas. ''Reading Comics'' (2007) Da Capo Press. p.68. ISBN 0-306-81509-5</ref> Known for its lengthy interviews with comic creators, pointed editorials and scathing reviews of the products of the mainstream comics industry, the magazine promotes the view that comics are a fine art meriting broader cultural respect, and thus should be evaluated with higher critical standards.<ref name="worldcomics">{{cite book |author=Brad Brooks; Pilcher, Tim |title=The Essential Guide to World Comics |publisher=Collins & Brown |location=London |year= |pages=32–36 |isbn=1-84340-300-5 |oclc= |doi=}}</ref><ref>Inge, M. Thomas, ''Comics as Culture''. p.153.</ref><ref>Skinn, Dez. ''Comix: The Underground Revolution''. p.244.</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
In 1976, [[Gary Groth]] and [[Michael Catron]] acquired ''The Nostalgia Journal,'' a small competitor of the newspaper adzine ''[[Comics Buyer's Guide|The Buyer's Guide for Comics Fandom]]''. At the time, Groth and Catron were already publishing ''Sounds Fine'', a similarly formatted [[zine|adzine]] for record collectors that they had started after producing Rock 'N Roll Expo '75, held during the July 4 weekend in 1975 in Washington, D.C.
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In 1976, [[wikipedia:Gary Groth|Gary Groth]] and [[wikipedia:Michael Catron|Michael Catron]] acquired ''The Nostalgia Journal,'' a small competitor of the newspaper adzine ''[[wikipedia:Comics Buyer's Guide|The Buyer's Guide for Comics Fandom]]''. At the time, Groth and Catron were already publishing ''Sounds Fine'', a similarly formatted [[wikipedia:zine|adzine]] for record collectors that they had started after producing Rock 'N Roll Expo '75, held during the July 4 weekend in 1975 in Washington, D.C.
   
 
The publication was relaunched as ''The New Nostalgia Journal'' with issue No. 27 (July 1976), and with issue No. 32 (January 1977), it became ''The Comics Journal'' ("a quality publication for the serious comics fan"). Issue No. 37 (December 1977) adopted a magazine format.
 
The publication was relaunched as ''The New Nostalgia Journal'' with issue No. 27 (July 1976), and with issue No. 32 (January 1977), it became ''The Comics Journal'' ("a quality publication for the serious comics fan"). Issue No. 37 (December 1977) adopted a magazine format.
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In addition to lengthy interviews with comics industry figures, the ''Journal'' has always published criticism—and received it in turn.<ref name="worldcomics"/> Starting in the early 2000s, the ''Journal'' published a series of annual specials combining its usual critical format with extended samples of comics from specially selected contributors.
 
In addition to lengthy interviews with comics industry figures, the ''Journal'' has always published criticism—and received it in turn.<ref name="worldcomics"/> Starting in the early 2000s, the ''Journal'' published a series of annual specials combining its usual critical format with extended samples of comics from specially selected contributors.
   
With issue No. 300 (November 2009), ''The Comics Journal'' ceased its semi-monthly print publication.<ref>[http://archives.tcj.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=9&Itemid=48 The 300th and final magazine-sized issue of the Comics Journal] The Comics Journal No. 300 free and online</ref> ''TCJ'' shifted from an eight-times a year publishing schedule to a larger, more elaborate, semi-annual format supported by a new website.<ref>Phegley, Kiel. [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=23532 "Rethinking 'The Comics Journal'"], [[Comic Book Resources]], October 30, 2009</ref><ref>Spurgeon, Tom. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/subscriber_letter_tcj_moves_more_dramatically_on_line_semi_annual_in_print/ "TCJ Moves More Dramatically On-Line; Print Version To Come Out Two Times A Year"], The Comics Reporter, October 27, 2009</ref>
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With issue No. 300 (November 2009), ''The Comics Journal'' ceased its semi-monthly print publication.<ref>[http://archives.tcj.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=9&Itemid=48 The 300th and final magazine-sized issue of the Comics Journal] The Comics Journal No. 300 free and online</ref> ''TCJ'' shifted from an eight-times a year publishing schedule to a larger, more elaborate, semi-annual format supported by a new website.<ref>Phegley, Kiel. [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=23532 "Rethinking 'The Comics Journal'"], [[wikipedia:Comic Book Resources|]], October 30, 2009</ref><ref>Spurgeon, Tom. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/subscriber_letter_tcj_moves_more_dramatically_on_line_semi_annual_in_print/ "TCJ Moves More Dramatically On-Line; Print Version To Come Out Two Times A Year"], The Comics Reporter, October 27, 2009</ref>
   
 
===Lawsuits===
 
===Lawsuits===
Over the years ''The Journal'' has been involved in a handful of lawsuits.<ref name="worldcomics"/> Artist [[Rich Buckler]] attempted legal action for a review that called him a plagiarist while printing his panels next to earlier and quite similar [[Jack Kirby]] art.<ref>"Plagiarism: Rich Buckler Signs his Name to Jack Kirby's Work," ''The Comics Journal'' #83 (Aug. 1983), pp. 33–35.</ref><ref>"Rich Buckler Answers His Critics," ''The Comics Journal'' #86 (November 1983), pp. 28–31.</ref><ref>"Rich Buckler Sues ''Comics Journal'' and two of its Writers for Libel," ''The Comics Journal'' #88 (Jan. 1984), p. 13.</ref><ref>"Buckler Drops ''Comics Journal'' Libel Suit," ''The Comics Journal'' #93 (Sept. 1984), pp. 11–12.</ref> A Groth interview with science fiction writer [[Harlan Ellison]] sparked a lawsuit by writer [[Michael Fleisher]], over an informal discussion of Fleisher's work and temperament.<ref>"Newswatch: Notice From The Editors," ''The Comics Journal'' #59 (October 1980), p. 19.</ref> Co-defendants Groth and Ellison won the case, but emerged from the suit estranged.<ref>"Harlan Ellison Out of ''Comics Journal'' Libel Case," ''The Comics Journal'' #69 (December 1981), p. 29.</ref><ref>"Newswatch: ''Comics Journal'' wins Fleisher libel suit". ''The Comics Journal'' #113 (December 1986), p. 11.</ref><ref name="Fleisher">''The Comics Journal'' #115 (April 1987), pp. 51–142: Special section on the Fleisher lawsuit, including the testimony of Ellison, Groth, and [[Jim Shooter]]; the disposition of [[Dean Mullaney]], closing arguments; and jurors' recollections.</ref>
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Over the years ''The Journal'' has been involved in a handful of lawsuits.<ref name="worldcomics"/> Artist [[wikipedia:Rich Buckler|Rich Buckler]] attempted legal action for a review that called him a plagiarist while printing his panels next to earlier and quite similar [[wikipedia:Jack Kirby|Jack Kirby]] art.<ref>"Plagiarism: Rich Buckler Signs his Name to Jack Kirby's Work," ''The Comics Journal'' #83 (Aug. 1983), pp. 33–35.</ref><ref>"Rich Buckler Answers His Critics," ''The Comics Journal'' #86 (November 1983), pp. 28–31.</ref><ref>"Rich Buckler Sues ''Comics Journal'' and two of its Writers for Libel," ''The Comics Journal'' #88 (Jan. 1984), p. 13.</ref><ref>"Buckler Drops ''Comics Journal'' Libel Suit," ''The Comics Journal'' #93 (Sept. 1984), pp. 11–12.</ref> A Groth interview with science fiction writer [[wikipedia:Harlan Ellison|Harlan Ellison]] sparked a lawsuit by writer [[wikipedia:Michael Fleisher|Michael Fleisher]], over an informal discussion of Fleisher's work and temperament.<ref>"Newswatch: Notice From The Editors," ''The Comics Journal'' #59 (October 1980), p. 19.</ref> Co-defendants Groth and Ellison won the case, but emerged from the suit estranged.<ref>"Harlan Ellison Out of ''Comics Journal'' Libel Case," ''The Comics Journal'' #69 (December 1981), p. 29.</ref><ref>"Newswatch: ''Comics Journal'' wins Fleisher libel suit". ''The Comics Journal'' #113 (December 1986), p. 11.</ref><ref name="Fleisher">''The Comics Journal'' #115 (April 1987), pp. 51–142: Special section on the Fleisher lawsuit, including the testimony of Ellison, Groth, and [[wikipedia:Jim Shooter|]]; the disposition of [[wikipedia:Dean Mullaney|]], closing arguments; and jurors' recollections.</ref>
   
 
Ellison later became a plaintiff ''against'' the Comics Journal, filing suit in part to enjoin ''The Comics Journal Library: The Writers'', a 2006 Fantagraphics book that reprinted the Ellison interview, and which used a cover blurb calling Ellison a "Famous Comics Dilettante."<ref>Deppey, Dirk. [http://archives.tcj.com/journalista/?p=182 "EXTRA: Harlan Ellison sues Fantagraphics"] Journalista! blog post (2006). Retrieved 2006-11-12.</ref> That case was ultimately settled, with Fantagraphics agreeing to omit both the blurb and the interview from any future printings of the book, Ellison agreeing to post a Groth rebuttal statement on Ellison's webpage, and both sides agreeing to avoid future "ad hominem attacks."<ref>Rahner, Mark (August 16, 2007). [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2003840209_webfantagraphics17.html "Ellison vs. Fantagraphics: comics publisher to remove author's name from books"]. ''Seattle Times''.</ref>
 
Ellison later became a plaintiff ''against'' the Comics Journal, filing suit in part to enjoin ''The Comics Journal Library: The Writers'', a 2006 Fantagraphics book that reprinted the Ellison interview, and which used a cover blurb calling Ellison a "Famous Comics Dilettante."<ref>Deppey, Dirk. [http://archives.tcj.com/journalista/?p=182 "EXTRA: Harlan Ellison sues Fantagraphics"] Journalista! blog post (2006). Retrieved 2006-11-12.</ref> That case was ultimately settled, with Fantagraphics agreeing to omit both the blurb and the interview from any future printings of the book, Ellison agreeing to post a Groth rebuttal statement on Ellison's webpage, and both sides agreeing to avoid future "ad hominem attacks."<ref>Rahner, Mark (August 16, 2007). [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2003840209_webfantagraphics17.html "Ellison vs. Fantagraphics: comics publisher to remove author's name from books"]. ''Seattle Times''.</ref>
   
The ''Journal'' has on occasion published, as cover features, lengthy court transcripts of comics-related civil suits. Notable instances include the Fleisher suit<ref name="Fleisher"/><ref>''The Comics Journal'' No. 115, April 1987</ref> and [[Marv Wolfman]]'s failed suit against [[Marvel Comics]] over ownership of the character [[:wikipedia:Blade (comics)|Blade]].<ref>''The Comics Journal'' No. 236, August 2001
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The ''Journal'' has on occasion published, as cover features, lengthy court transcripts of comics-related civil suits. Notable instances include the Fleisher suit<ref name="Fleisher"/><ref>''The Comics Journal'' No. 115, April 1987</ref> and [[wikipedia:Marv Wolfman|Marv Wolfman]]'s failed suit against [[wikipedia:Marvel Comics|Marvel Comics]] over ownership of the character [[wikipedia::wikipedia:Blade (comics)|Blade]].<ref>''The Comics Journal'' No. 236, August 2001
   
 
==Content==
 
==Content==
''The Journal'' features critical essays, articles on comics history and lengthy interviews, conducted by Gary Groth and others. Noteworthy interviews include [[Gil Kane]] in No. 38, [[Steve Gerber]] in No. 41, [[Harlan Ellison]] in No. 53, [[Dennis O'Neil]] in No. 64, [[Robert Crumb]] in No. 113, and [[Charles M. Schulz]] in #200.
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''The Journal'' features critical essays, articles on comics history and lengthy interviews, conducted by Gary Groth and others. Noteworthy interviews include [[wikipedia:Gil Kane|]] in No. 38, [[wikipedia:Steve Gerber|]] in No. 41, [[wikipedia:Harlan Ellison|]] in No. 53, [[wikipedia:Dennis O'Neil|]] in No. 64, [[wikipedia:Robert Crumb|]] in No. 113, and [[wikipedia:Charles M. Schulz|]] in #200.
   
The ''Journal''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s combination of forthright news coverage and critical analysis – although the norm for traditional journalistic enterprises – was in sharp contrast to the affectionate and promotional methods of publications like ''[[Comics Buyer's Guide]]'' and (later) ''[[Wizard (magazine)|Wizard]]''. In 1995, publisher Gary Groth joked that his magazine occupied "a niche that nobody wants."<ref>Cusick, Rick. ''Gauntlet'' magazine. Issue 9, Vol. 2, 1995</ref>
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The ''Journal''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s combination of forthright news coverage and critical analysis – although the norm for traditional journalistic enterprises – was in sharp contrast to the affectionate and promotional methods of publications like ''[[wikipedia:Comics Buyer's Guide|]]'' and (later) ''[[wikipedia:Wizard (magazine)|Wizard]]''. In 1995, publisher Gary Groth joked that his magazine occupied "a niche that nobody wants."<ref>Cusick, Rick. ''Gauntlet'' magazine. Issue 9, Vol. 2, 1995</ref>
   
 
== Staff members and regular contributors ==
 
== Staff members and regular contributors ==
[[Gary Groth]] has been the ''Journal'''s publisher and nominal editor for almost all of its existence. Staff members and regular contributors have included [[Kim Thompson]], Greg Stump, [[Eric Millikin]], Eric Reynolds, [[Ng Suat Tong]], [[R. Fiore]], [[R.C. Harvey]], [[Kenneth Smith (author)|Kenneth Smith]], [[Don Phelps]], Robert Boyd, Tom Heintjes, Michael Dean, [[Tom Spurgeon]], [[Robert Rodi]], Gene Phillips, Marilyn Bethke, [[Cat Yronwode]], [[Heidi MacDonald]], [[Lee Wochner]], [[Arn Saba]], [[Ted White (author)|Ted White]], Bob Levin, [[Carter Scholz]], and Noah Berlatsky. Guest contributors have included [[Dave Sim]] and [[Trina Robbins]].
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[[wikipedia:Gary Groth|Gary Groth]] has been the ''Journal'''s publisher and nominal editor for almost all of its existence. Staff members and regular contributors have included [[wikipedia:Kim Thompson|Kim Thompson]], Greg Stump, [[wikipedia:Eric Millikin|Eric Millikin]], Eric Reynolds, [[wikipedia:Ng Suat Tong|Ng Suat Tong]], [[wikipedia:R. Fiore|R. Fiore]], [[wikipedia:R.C. Harvey|R.C. Harvey]], [[wikipedia:Kenneth Smith (author)|Kenneth Smith]], [[wikipedia:Don Phelps|Don Phelps]], Robert Boyd, Tom Heintjes, Michael Dean, [[wikipedia:Tom Spurgeon|Tom Spurgeon]], [[wikipedia:Robert Rodi|Robert Rodi]], Gene Phillips, Marilyn Bethke, [[wikipedia:Cat Yronwode|Cat Yronwode]], [[wikipedia:Heidi MacDonald|Heidi MacDonald]], [[wikipedia:Lee Wochner|Lee Wochner]], [[wikipedia:Arn Saba|Arn Saba]], [[wikipedia:Ted White (author)|Ted White]], Bob Levin, [[wikipedia:Carter Scholz|Carter Scholz]], and Noah Berlatsky. Guest contributors have included [[wikipedia:Dave Sim|Dave Sim]] and [[wikipedia:Trina Robbins|Trina Robbins]].
   
 
===Managing editors ===
 
===Managing editors ===
* [[Carole Sobocinski]], 198?
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* [[wikipedia:Carole Sobocinski|Carole Sobocinski]], 198?
* [[Greg S. Baisden (journalist)|Greg S. Baisden]], 1988–1989
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* [[wikipedia:Greg S. Baisden (journalist)|Greg S. Baisden]], 1988–1989
* [[Robert Boyd (journalist)|Robert Boyd]], 198?–1990
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* [[wikipedia:Robert Boyd (journalist)|Robert Boyd]], 198?–1990
* [[Helena Harvilicz]], 1990–1992
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* [[wikipedia:Helena Harvilicz|Helena Harvilicz]], 1990–1992
* [[Frank Young (editor)|Frank Young]], 1992–1994
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* [[wikipedia:Frank Young (editor)|Frank Young]], 1992–1994
* [[Tom Spurgeon]], 1994–1999 (also executive editor 1998–1999)
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* [[wikipedia:Tom Spurgeon|Tom Spurgeon]], 1994–1999 (also executive editor 1998–1999)
* [[Eric Evans (journalist)|Eric Evans]] and [[Darren Hick]], 1999–2001
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* [[wikipedia:Eric Evans (journalist)|Eric Evans]] and [[wikipedia:Darren Hick|Darren Hick]], 1999–2001
* [[Anne Elizabeth Moore]], 2001–2002
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* [[wikipedia:Anne Elizabeth Moore|Anne Elizabeth Moore]], 2001–2002
* [[Milo George]], 2002–2004
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* [[wikipedia:Milo George|Milo George]], 2002–2004
* [[Dirk Deppey]], 2004–2006
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* [[wikipedia:Dirk Deppey|Dirk Deppey]], 2004–2006
* [[Michael Dean (journalist)|Michael Dean]], 2006–2011 (Last managing editor)
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* [[wikipedia:Michael Dean (journalist)|Michael Dean]], 2006–2011 (Last managing editor)
   
 
===Online editors ===
 
===Online editors ===
* [[Kristy Valenti]], 2010–2011
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* [[wikipedia:Kristy Valenti|Kristy Valenti]], 2010–2011
* [[Dan Nadel]] and [[Tim Hodler]], 2011–present
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* [[wikipedia:Dan Nadel|Dan Nadel]] and [[wikipedia:Tim Hodler|Tim Hodler]], 2011–present
   
 
== The ''Journal'''s Top 100 Comics list ==
 
== The ''Journal'''s Top 100 Comics list ==
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# ''[[Krazy Kat]]'' by [[George Herriman]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Krazy Kat|Krazy Kat]]'' by [[wikipedia:George Herriman|George Herriman]]
# ''[[Peanuts]]'' by [[Charles Schulz]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Peanuts|Peanuts]]'' by [[wikipedia:Charles Schulz|Charles Schulz]]
# ''[[Pogo (comics)|Pogo]]'' by [[Walt Kelly]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Pogo (comics)|Pogo]]'' by [[wikipedia:Walt Kelly|Walt Kelly]]
# ''[[Maus]]'' by [[Art Spiegelman]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Maus|Maus]]'' by [[wikipedia:Art Spiegelman|Art Spiegelman]]
# ''[[Little Nemo|Little Nemo in Slumberland]]'' by [[Winsor McCay]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Little Nemo|Little Nemo in Slumberland]]'' by [[wikipedia:Winsor McCay|Winsor McCay]]
# ''[[Feiffer]]'' by [[Jules Feiffer]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Feiffer|Feiffer]]'' by [[wikipedia:Jules Feiffer|Jules Feiffer]]
# ''[[Donald Duck in comics|Donald Duck]]'' by [[Carl Barks]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Donald Duck in comics|Donald Duck]]'' by [[wikipedia:Carl Barks|Carl Barks]]
# ''[[Mad (magazine)|Mad Comics]]'' by [[Harvey Kurtzman]] and various
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# ''[[wikipedia:Mad (magazine)|Mad Comics]]'' by [[wikipedia:Harvey Kurtzman|Harvey Kurtzman]] and various
# ''[[Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary]]'' by [[Justin Green (cartoonist)|Justin Green]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary|Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary]]'' by [[wikipedia:Justin Green (cartoonist)|Justin Green]]
# The ''[[Weirdo (magazine)|Weirdo]]'' stories of [[Robert Crumb]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia:Weirdo (magazine)|Weirdo]]'' stories of [[wikipedia:Robert Crumb|Robert Crumb]]
# ''[[Thimble Theatre]]'' by [[E.C. Segar]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Thimble Theatre|Thimble Theatre]]'' by [[wikipedia:E.C. Segar|E.C. Segar]]
# [[EC Comics|EC]]'s "New Trend" war comics by [[Harvey Kurtzman]] and various
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# [[wikipedia:EC Comics|EC]]'s "New Trend" war comics by [[wikipedia:Harvey Kurtzman|Harvey Kurtzman]] and various
# ''[[Wigwam Bam]]'' ([[Love and Rockets (comics)|L&R]]) by [[Jaime Hernandez]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Wigwam Bam|Wigwam Bam]]'' ([[wikipedia:Love and Rockets (comics)|L&R]]) by [[wikipedia:Jaime Hernandez|Jaime Hernandez]]
# ''Blood of [[Palomar (comics)|Palomar]]'' ([[Love and Rockets (comics)|L&R]]) by [[Gilbert Hernandez]]
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# ''Blood of [[wikipedia:Palomar (comics)|Palomar]]'' ([[wikipedia:Love and Rockets (comics)|L&R]]) by [[wikipedia:Gilbert Hernandez|Gilbert Hernandez]]
# ''[[Spirit (comics)|The Spirit]]'' by [[Will Eisner]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Spirit (comics)|The Spirit]]'' by [[wikipedia:Will Eisner|Will Eisner]]
# ''[[RAW (magazine)|RAW Magazine]]'', edited by [[Art Spiegelman]] and [[Françoise Mouly]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:RAW (magazine)|RAW Magazine]]'', edited by [[wikipedia:Art Spiegelman|Art Spiegelman]] and [[wikipedia:Françoise Mouly|Françoise Mouly]]
# The ''[[Acme Novelty Library]]'' by [[Chris Ware]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia:Acme Novelty Library|Acme Novelty Library]]'' by [[wikipedia:Chris Ware|Chris Ware]]
# ''[[Polly and Her Pals]]'' by [[Cliff Sterrett]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Polly and Her Pals|Polly and Her Pals]]'' by [[wikipedia:Cliff Sterrett|Cliff Sterrett]]
# The ''Sketchbooks'' of [[Robert Crumb]]
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# The ''Sketchbooks'' of [[wikipedia:Robert Crumb|Robert Crumb]]
# ''[[Uncle Scrooge]]'' by [[Carl Barks]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Uncle Scrooge|Uncle Scrooge]]'' by [[wikipedia:Carl Barks|Carl Barks]]
# The ''[[The New Yorker#Cartoons|New Yorker]]'' cartoons of [[Peter Arno]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia:The New Yorker#Cartoons|New Yorker]]'' cartoons of [[wikipedia:Peter Arno|Peter Arno]]
# ''[[The Death of Speedy Ortíz]]'' ([[Love and Rockets (comics)|L&R]]) by [[Jaime Hernandez]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:The Death of Speedy Ortíz|The Death of Speedy Ortíz]]'' ([[wikipedia:Love and Rockets (comics)|L&R]]) by [[wikipedia:Jaime Hernandez|Jaime Hernandez]]
# ''[[Terry and the Pirates (comic strip)|Terry and the Pirates]]'' by [[Milton Caniff]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Terry and the Pirates (comic strip)|Terry and the Pirates]]'' by [[wikipedia:Milton Caniff|Milton Caniff]]
# ''[[Flies on the Ceiling]]'' ([[Love and Rockets (comics)|L&R]]) by [[Jaime Hernandez]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Flies on the Ceiling|Flies on the Ceiling]]'' ([[wikipedia:Love and Rockets (comics)|L&R]]) by [[wikipedia:Jaime Hernandez|Jaime Hernandez]]
# ''[[Wash Tubbs]]'' by [[Roy Crane]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Wash Tubbs|Wash Tubbs]]'' by [[wikipedia:Roy Crane|Roy Crane]]
# ''[[The Jungle Book (comics)|The Jungle Book]]'' by [[Harvey Kurtzman]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:The Jungle Book (comics)|The Jungle Book]]'' by [[wikipedia:Harvey Kurtzman|Harvey Kurtzman]]
# ''[[Palestine (comics)|Palestine]]'' by [[Joe Sacco]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Palestine (comics)|Palestine]]'' by [[wikipedia:Joe Sacco|Joe Sacco]]
# The ''[[Mishkin (comics)|Mishkin]]'' saga by [[Kim Deitch]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia:Mishkin (comics)|Mishkin]]'' saga by [[wikipedia:Kim Deitch|Kim Deitch]]
# ''[[Gasoline Alley]]'' by [[Frank King]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Gasoline Alley|Gasoline Alley]]'' by [[wikipedia:Frank King|Frank King]]
# The ''[[:wikipedia:Fantastic Four|Fantastic Four]]'' by [[Stan Lee]] and [[Jack Kirby]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia::wikipedia:Fantastic Four|Fantastic Four]]'' by [[wikipedia:Stan Lee|Stan Lee]] and [[wikipedia:Jack Kirby|Jack Kirby]]
# ''[[Poison River]]'' ([[Love and Rockets (comics)|L&R]]) by [[Gilbert Hernandez]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Poison River|Poison River]]'' ([[wikipedia:Love and Rockets (comics)|L&R]]) by [[wikipedia:Gilbert Hernandez|Gilbert Hernandez]]
# ''[[Plastic Man]]'' by [[Jack Cole (artist)|Jack Cole]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Plastic Man|Plastic Man]]'' by [[wikipedia:Jack Cole (artist)|Jack Cole]]
# ''[[Dick Tracy]]'' by [[Chester Gould]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Dick Tracy|Dick Tracy]]'' by [[wikipedia:Chester Gould|Chester Gould]]
# The theatrical caricatures of [[Al Hirschfeld]]
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# The theatrical caricatures of [[wikipedia:Al Hirschfeld|Al Hirschfeld]]
# ''[[:wikipedia:The Amazing Spider-Man|The Amazing Spider-Man]]'' by [[Stan Lee]] and [[Steve Ditko]]
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# ''[[wikipedia::wikipedia:The Amazing Spider-Man|The Amazing Spider-Man]]'' by [[wikipedia:Stan Lee|Stan Lee]] and [[wikipedia:Steve Ditko|Steve Ditko]]
# ''[[Calvin and Hobbes]]'' by [[Bill Watterson]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Calvin and Hobbes|Calvin and Hobbes]]'' by [[wikipedia:Bill Watterson|Bill Watterson]]
# ''[[Doonesbury]]'' by [[Garry Trudeau]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Doonesbury|Doonesbury]]'' by [[wikipedia:Garry Trudeau|Garry Trudeau]]
# The [[Chester Brown's autobiographical comics|autobiographical comics from ''Yummy Fur'']] by [[Chester Brown]]
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# The [[wikipedia:Chester Brown's autobiographical comics|autobiographical comics from ''Yummy Fur'']] by [[wikipedia:Chester Brown|Chester Brown]]
# The editorial cartoons of [[Pat Oliphant]]
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# The editorial cartoons of [[wikipedia:Pat Oliphant|Pat Oliphant]]
# ''[[The Kin-der-Kids]]'' by [[Lyonel Feininger]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:The Kin-der-Kids|The Kin-der-Kids]]'' by [[wikipedia:Lyonel Feininger|Lyonel Feininger]]
# ''[[From Hell]]'' by [[Alan Moore]] and [[Eddie Campbell]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:From Hell|From Hell]]'' by [[wikipedia:Alan Moore|Alan Moore]] and [[wikipedia:Eddie Campbell|Eddie Campbell]]
# ''[[Ghost World]]'' by [[Daniel Clowes]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Ghost World|Ghost World]]'' by [[wikipedia:Daniel Clowes|Daniel Clowes]]
# ''[[Amphigorey]]'' by [[Edward Gorey]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Amphigorey|Amphigorey]]'' by [[wikipedia:Edward Gorey|Edward Gorey]]
# The ''[[Idiots Abroad]]'' ([[Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers]]) by [[Gilbert Shelton]] and [[Paul Mavrides]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia:Idiots Abroad|Idiots Abroad]]'' ([[wikipedia:Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers|Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers]]) by [[wikipedia:Gilbert Shelton|Gilbert Shelton]] and [[wikipedia:Paul Mavrides|Paul Mavrides]]
# ''[[City of Glass: The Graphic Novel|Paul Auster's City of Glass]]'' by [[Paul Karasik]] and [[David Mazzucchelli]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:City of Glass: The Graphic Novel|Paul Auster's City of Glass]]'' by [[wikipedia:Paul Karasik|Paul Karasik]] and [[wikipedia:David Mazzucchelli|David Mazzucchelli]]
# ''[[Cages (graphic novel)|Cages]]'' by [[Dave McKean]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Cages (graphic novel)|Cages]]'' by [[wikipedia:Dave McKean|Dave McKean]]
# The ''[[Buddy Bradley]]'' saga by [[Peter Bagge]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia:Buddy Bradley|Buddy Bradley]]'' saga by [[wikipedia:Peter Bagge|Peter Bagge]]
# The cartoons of [[James Thurber]]
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# The cartoons of [[wikipedia:James Thurber|James Thurber]]
# ''[[Understanding Comics]]'' by [[Scott McCloud]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Understanding Comics|Understanding Comics]]'' by [[wikipedia:Scott McCloud|Scott McCloud]]
# ''[[Tantrum (comic)|Tantrum]]'' by [[Jules Feiffer]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Tantrum (comic)|Tantrum]]'' by [[wikipedia:Jules Feiffer|Jules Feiffer]]
# The ''Alec'' stories of [[Eddie Campbell]]
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# The ''Alec'' stories of [[wikipedia:Eddie Campbell|Eddie Campbell]]
# ''[[It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken]]'' by [[Seth (cartoonist)|Seth]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken|It's a Good Life]]'' by [[wikipedia:Seth (cartoonist)|Seth]]
# The editorial cartoons of [[Herblock]]
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# The editorial cartoons of [[wikipedia:Herblock|Herblock]]
# EC's "New Trend" horror comics by [[Al Feldstein]] and various
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# EC's "New Trend" horror comics by [[wikipedia:Al Feldstein|Al Feldstein]] and various
# The ''[[Frank (comics)|Frank]]'' stories by [[Jim Woodring]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia:Frank (comics)|Frank]]'' stories by [[wikipedia:Jim Woodring|Jim Woodring]]
# ''[[Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer]]'' by [[Ben Katchor]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer|Julius Knipl]]'' by [[wikipedia:Ben Katchor|Ben Katchor]]
# ''[[A Contract with God]]'' by [[Will Eisner]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:A Contract with God|A Contract with God]]'' by [[wikipedia:Will Eisner|Will Eisner]]
# The ''[[The New Yorker#Cartoons|New Yorker]]'' cartoons of [[Charles Addams]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia:The New Yorker#Cartoons|New Yorker]]'' cartoons of [[wikipedia:Charles Addams|Charles Addams]]
# ''[[Little Lulu]]'' by [[John Stanley (comics)|John Stanley]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Little Lulu|Little Lulu]]'' by [[wikipedia:John Stanley (comics)|John Stanley]]
# ''[[Alley Oop]] by [[V. T. Hamlin]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Alley Oop|Alley Oop]] by [[wikipedia:V. T. Hamlin|V. T. Hamlin]]
# ''[[American Splendor]]'' #1–10 by [[Harvey Pekar]] and various
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# ''[[wikipedia:American Splendor|American Splendor]]'' #1–10 by [[wikipedia:Harvey Pekar|Harvey Pekar]] and various
# ''[[Little Orphan Annie]]'' by [[Harold Gray]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Little Orphan Annie|Little Orphan Annie]]'' by [[wikipedia:Harold Gray|Harold Gray]]
# ''[[Hey Look!]]'' by [[Harvey Kurtzman]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Hey Look!|Hey Look!]]'' by [[wikipedia:Harvey Kurtzman|Harvey Kurtzman]]
# ''[[Goodman Beaver]]'' by [[Harvey Kurtzman]] and [[Will Elder|Bill Elder]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Goodman Beaver|Goodman Beaver]]'' by [[wikipedia:Harvey Kurtzman|Harvey Kurtzman]] and [[wikipedia:Will Elder|Bill Elder]]
# ''[[Bringing Up Father]]'' by [[George McManus]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Bringing Up Father|Bringing Up Father]]'' by [[wikipedia:George McManus|George McManus]]
# ''[[Zippy the Pinhead]]'' by [[Bill Griffith]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Zippy the Pinhead|Zippy the Pinhead]]'' by [[wikipedia:Bill Griffith|Bill Griffith]]
# ''The Passport'' by [[Saul Steinberg]]
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# ''The Passport'' by [[wikipedia:Saul Steinberg|Saul Steinberg]]
# ''[[Barnaby (comic strip)|Barnaby]]'' by [[Crockett Johnson]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Barnaby (comic strip)|Barnaby]]'' by [[wikipedia:Crockett Johnson|Crockett Johnson]]
# ''God's Man'' by [[Lynd Ward]]
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# ''God's Man'' by [[wikipedia:Lynd Ward|Lynd Ward]]
# ''Jimbo'' by [[Gary Panter]]
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# ''Jimbo'' by [[wikipedia:Gary Panter|Gary Panter]]
# ''[[The Book of Jim]]'' by [[Jim Woodring]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:The Book of Jim|The Book of Jim]]'' by [[wikipedia:Jim Woodring|Jim Woodring]]
# The short stories in ''[[Rubber Blanket]]'' by [[David Mazzucchelli]]
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# The short stories in ''[[wikipedia:Rubber Blanket|Rubber Blanket]]'' by [[wikipedia:David Mazzucchelli|David Mazzucchelli]]
# ''[[The Cartoon History of the Universe]]'' by [[Larry Gonick]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:The Cartoon History of the Universe|The Cartoon History of the Universe]]'' by [[wikipedia:Larry Gonick|Larry Gonick]]
# ''[[Ernie Pook's Comeek]]'' by [[Lynda Barry]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Ernie Pook's Comeek|Ernie Pook's Comeek]]'' by [[wikipedia:Lynda Barry|Lynda Barry]]
# ''[[Black Hole (comics)|Black Hole]]'' by [[Charles Burns (cartoonist)|Charles Burns]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Black Hole (comics)|Black Hole]]'' by [[wikipedia:Charles Burns (cartoonist)|Charles Burns]]
# The ''[[Impact (EC Comics)#Master Race|Master Race]]'' story by [[Bernard Krigstein]] and [[Al Feldstein]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia:Impact (EC Comics)#Master Race|Master Race]]'' story by [[wikipedia:Bernard Krigstein|Bernard Krigstein]] and [[wikipedia:Al Feldstein|Al Feldstein]]
# ''[[Li'l Abner]]'' by [[Al Capp]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Li'l Abner|Li'l Abner]]'' by [[wikipedia:Al Capp|Al Capp]]
# ''[[Sugar and Spike]]'' by [[Sheldon Mayer]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Sugar and Spike|Sugar and Spike]]'' by [[wikipedia:Sheldon Mayer|Sheldon Mayer]]
# ''[[Captain Marvel (DC Comics)|Captain Marvel]]'' by [[C. C. Beck]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Captain Marvel (DC Comics)|Captain Marvel]]'' by [[wikipedia:C. C. Beck|C. C. Beck]]
# ''[[Zap Comix]]'' by [[Robert Crumb]] and various
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# ''[[wikipedia:Zap Comix|Zap Comix]]'' by [[wikipedia:Robert Crumb|Robert Crumb]] and various
# The ''Lily'' stories (''[[Daddy's Girl (comics)|Daddy's Girl]]'') by [[Debbie Drechsler]]
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# The ''Lily'' stories (''[[wikipedia:Daddy's Girl (comics)|Daddy's Girl]]'') by [[wikipedia:Debbie Drechsler|Debbie Drechsler]]
# ''[[Caricature (Daniel Clowes collection)|Caricature]]'' by [[Daniel Clowes]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Caricature (Daniel Clowes collection)|Caricature]]'' by [[wikipedia:Daniel Clowes|Daniel Clowes]]
# ''[[V for Vendetta]]'' by [[Alan Moore]] and [[David Lloyd (comics)|David Lloyd]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:V for Vendetta|V for Vendetta]]'' by [[wikipedia:Alan Moore|Alan Moore]] and [[wikipedia:David Lloyd (comics)|David Lloyd]]
# ''[[Why I Hate Saturn]]'' by [[Kyle Baker]]
+
# ''[[wikipedia:Why I Hate Saturn|Why I Hate Saturn]]'' by [[wikipedia:Kyle Baker|Kyle Baker]]
# The ''Willie and Joe'' cartoons of [[Bill Mauldin]]
+
# The ''Willie and Joe'' cartoons of [[wikipedia:Bill Mauldin|Bill Mauldin]]
# ''[[Stuck Rubber Baby]]'' by [[Howard Cruse]]
+
# ''[[wikipedia:Stuck Rubber Baby|Stuck Rubber Baby]]'' by [[wikipedia:Howard Cruse|Howard Cruse]]
# The ''[[The New Yorker#Cartoons|New Yorker]]'' cartoons of [[George Price (New Yorker cartoonist)|George Price]]
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# The ''[[wikipedia:The New Yorker#Cartoons|New Yorker]]'' cartoons of [[wikipedia:George Price (New Yorker cartoonist)|George Price]]
# ''[[Jack Kirby's Fourth World]]'' by<!--GUESS WHO?--> [[Jack Kirby]]
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# ''[[wikipedia:Jack Kirby's Fourth World|Jack Kirby's Fourth World]]'' by<!--GUESS WHO?--> [[wikipedia:Jack Kirby|Jack Kirby]]
# The autobiographical comics of [[Spain Rodriguez]]
+
# The autobiographical comics of [[wikipedia:Spain Rodriguez|Spain Rodriguez]]
# ''[[The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch|Mr. Punch]]'' by [[Neil Gaiman]] and [[Dave McKean]]
+
# ''[[wikipedia:The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch|Mr. Punch]]'' by [[wikipedia:Neil Gaiman|Neil Gaiman]] and [[wikipedia:Dave McKean|Dave McKean]]
# ''[[Watchmen]]'' by [[Alan Moore]] and [[Dave Gibbons]]
+
# ''[[wikipedia:Watchmen|Watchmen]]'' by [[wikipedia:Alan Moore|Alan Moore]] and [[wikipedia:Dave Gibbons|Dave Gibbons]]
# The "Pictopia" story by [[Alan Moore]] and [[Don Simpson (cartoonist)|Don Simpson]]
+
# The "Pictopia" story by [[wikipedia:Alan Moore|Alan Moore]] and [[wikipedia:Don Simpson (cartoonist)|Don Simpson]]
# ''[[Dennis the Menace (U.S.)|Dennis the Menace]]'' by [[Hank Ketcham]]
+
# ''[[wikipedia:Dennis the Menace (U.S.)|Dennis the Menace]]'' by [[wikipedia:Hank Ketcham|Hank Ketcham]]
# The humor comics of [[Basil Wolverton]]
+
# The humor comics of [[wikipedia:Basil Wolverton|Basil Wolverton]]
# ''[[Los Tejanos]]'' by [[Jaxon|Jack Jackson]] (alias Jaxon)
+
# ''[[wikipedia:Los Tejanos|Los Tejanos]]'' by [[wikipedia:Jaxon|Jack Jackson]] (alias Jaxon)
# The ''[[Dirty Plotte]]'' series by [[Julie Doucet]]
+
# The ''[[wikipedia:Dirty Plotte|Dirty Plotte]]'' series by [[wikipedia:Julie Doucet|Julie Doucet]]
# ''The Hannah Story'' by [[Carol Tyler]]
+
# ''The Hannah Story'' by [[wikipedia:Carol Tyler|Carol Tyler]]
# ''[[Barney Google and Snuffy Smith|Barney Google]]'' by [[Billy DeBeck]]
+
# ''[[wikipedia:Barney Google and Snuffy Smith|Barney Google]]'' by [[wikipedia:Billy DeBeck|Billy DeBeck]]
# ''[[The Bungle Family]]'' by [[Harry J. Tuthill]]
+
# ''[[wikipedia:The Bungle Family|The Bungle Family]]'' by [[wikipedia:Harry J. Tuthill|Harry J. Tuthill]]
# ''[[Prince Valiant]]'' by [[Hal Foster]]
+
# ''[[wikipedia:Prince Valiant|Prince Valiant]]'' by [[wikipedia:Hal Foster|Hal Foster]]
 
{{div col end}}
 
{{div col end}}
   
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:"Putting Bernard Krigstein and Al Feldstein's eight-page story "Master Race," Hal Foster's 34 years of work on Prince Valiant, Al Hirschfeld's theatrical caricatures, all the horror comics EC published in the first half of the '50s and Robert Crumb's sketchbooks in the same category suggests that they've cast their net a bit wide."<ref>Wolk, Douglas, Village Voice Literary Supplement (VLS), April–May 1999</ref>
 
:"Putting Bernard Krigstein and Al Feldstein's eight-page story "Master Race," Hal Foster's 34 years of work on Prince Valiant, Al Hirschfeld's theatrical caricatures, all the horror comics EC published in the first half of the '50s and Robert Crumb's sketchbooks in the same category suggests that they've cast their net a bit wide."<ref>Wolk, Douglas, Village Voice Literary Supplement (VLS), April–May 1999</ref>
   
Among the controversial omissions to the Top 100 was [[Dave Sim]]'s ''[[Cerebus]]'' series. Sim and the Journal had periodically found themselves at odds in the years preceding the list's formulation.<ref name=BaltimoreSun>[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1999-05-22/features/9905220354_1_comics-journal-comic-books-top-comics "Top comics make fans pick sides"]. ''[[The Baltimore Sun]]''. May 2, 1999.</ref> Issue No. 213 included eight pages of responses to, and defenses of the list; Journal columnist R. Fiore wrote "Dave Sim must now think you have a personal vendetta against him," and co-publisher Kim Thompson conceded, "If I had to do it over again, I'd squash together the [[Love and Rockets (comics)|Hernandez material]] into two entries [and] put ''Cerebus'' and two other things in the vacant spots."<ref>Comics Journal No. 213, June 1999, Fantagraphics Publishing, pgs. 2–9</ref> Twelve years later, the omission was still being acknowledged by the Journal, which noted that Dave Sim's ''Cerebus'' "was conspicuously excluded."<ref name=TCJTop100>Kreider, Tim (June 21, 2011). [http://www.tcj.com/tcj-301-excerpt-from-irredeemable-dave-sims-cerebus-by-tim-kreider/ "TCJ #301: Excerpt from 'Irredeemable: Dave Sim’s Cerebus'"]. ''The Comics Journal''.</ref>
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Among the controversial omissions to the Top 100 was [[wikipedia:Dave Sim|Dave Sim]]'s ''[[wikipedia:Cerebus|Cerebus]]'' series. Sim and the Journal had periodically found themselves at odds in the years preceding the list's formulation.<ref name=BaltimoreSun>[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1999-05-22/features/9905220354_1_comics-journal-comic-books-top-comics "Top comics make fans pick sides"]. ''[[wikipedia:The Baltimore Sun|]]''. May 2, 1999.</ref> Issue No. 213 included eight pages of responses to, and defenses of the list; Journal columnist R. Fiore wrote "Dave Sim must now think you have a personal vendetta against him," and co-publisher Kim Thompson conceded, "If I had to do it over again, I'd squash together the [[wikipedia:Love and Rockets (comics)|Hernandez material]] into two entries [and] put ''Cerebus'' and two other things in the vacant spots."<ref>Comics Journal No. 213, June 1999, Fantagraphics Publishing, pgs. 2–9</ref> Twelve years later, the omission was still being acknowledged by the Journal, which noted that Dave Sim's ''Cerebus'' "was conspicuously excluded."<ref name=TCJTop100>Kreider, Tim (June 21, 2011). [http://www.tcj.com/tcj-301-excerpt-from-irredeemable-dave-sims-cerebus-by-tim-kreider/ "TCJ #301: Excerpt from 'Irredeemable: Dave Sim’s Cerebus'"]. ''The Comics Journal''.</ref>
   
Less surprisingly, given the magazine's longstanding editorial standards and preferences, the list was also light on the dominant genre of [[superhero comics]]. Editor and survey participant Tom Spurgeon wrote, "I voted for most of the men-in-spandex titles that made the list – ''Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Plastic Man'' – despite the sheer lousiness of some of those works' contributing elements."<ref>Comics Journal No. 213, June 1999, Fantagraphics Publishing, pgs. 9</ref> Ultimately, the Top 100 included six superhero works, including the deconstructionist ''Watchmen''. [[Frank Miller (comics)|Frank Miller]]'s ''[[The Dark Knight Returns]]'' was one well-regarded mainstream superhero project that was considered but ultimately not chosen, according to co-publisher Kim Thompson.<ref name=BaltimoreSun/>
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Less surprisingly, given the magazine's longstanding editorial standards and preferences, the list was also light on the dominant genre of [[wikipedia:superhero comics|superhero comics]]. Editor and survey participant Tom Spurgeon wrote, "I voted for most of the men-in-spandex titles that made the list – ''Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Plastic Man'' – despite the sheer lousiness of some of those works' contributing elements."<ref>Comics Journal No. 213, June 1999, Fantagraphics Publishing, pgs. 9</ref> Ultimately, the Top 100 included six superhero works, including the deconstructionist ''Watchmen''. [[wikipedia:Frank Miller (comics)|Frank Miller]]'s ''[[wikipedia:The Dark Knight Returns|The Dark Knight Returns]]'' was one well-regarded mainstream superhero project that was considered but ultimately not chosen, according to co-publisher Kim Thompson.<ref name=BaltimoreSun/>
   
 
==Awards==
 
==Awards==
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! style="background:#B0C4DE;" | Result
 
! style="background:#B0C4DE;" | Result
 
|-
 
|-
|[[1990 in comics|1990]]
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|[[wikipedia:1990 in comics|1990]]
|rowspan="5"|[[Harvey Award]]
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|rowspan="5"|[[wikipedia:Harvey Award|Harvey Award]]
 
|rowspan="5"|Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation
 
|rowspan="5"|Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1990win.html 1990 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1990win.html 1990 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[1991 in comics|1991]]
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|[[wikipedia:1991 in comics|1991]]
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1991win.html 1991 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1991win.html 1991 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[1992 in comics|1992]]
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|[[wikipedia:1992 in comics|1992]]
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1992win.html 1992 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1992win.html 1992 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[1993 in comics|1993]]
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|[[wikipedia:1993 in comics|1993]]
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1993win.html 1993 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1993win.html 1993 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[1995 in comics|1995]]
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|[[wikipedia:1995 in comics|1995]]
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1995win.html 1995 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1995win.html 1995 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[1996 in comics|1996]]
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|[[wikipedia:1996 in comics|1996]]
|rowspan="2"|[[Eisner Award]]
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|rowspan="2"|[[wikipedia:Eisner Award|Eisner Award]]
 
|Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication
 
|Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication
 
|{{won}}<ref name="Eisners">[http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_pastwinners.php List of Eisner Award winners] at the [http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_pastwinners.php San Diego Comic-Cob International] website</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref name="Eisners">[http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_pastwinners.php List of Eisner Award winners] at the [http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_pastwinners.php San Diego Comic-Cob International] website</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan="2"|[[1997 in comics|1997]]
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|rowspan="2"|[[wikipedia:1997 in comics|1997]]
 
|Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication
 
|Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication
 
|{{won}}<ref name="Eisners" />
 
|{{won}}<ref name="Eisners" />
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|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1996win.html 1996 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1996win.html 1996 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan="2"|[[1998 in comics|1998]]
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|rowspan="2"|[[wikipedia:1998 in comics|1998]]
 
|Eisner Award
 
|Eisner Award
 
|Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication
 
|Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication
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|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1998win.html 1998 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1998win.html 1998 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan="2"|[[1999 in comics|1999]]
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|rowspan="2"|[[wikipedia:1999 in comics|1999]]
 
|Eisner Award
 
|Eisner Award
 
|Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication
 
|Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication
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|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1999win.html 1999 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_1999win.html 1999 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[2000 in comics|2000]]
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|[[wikipedia:2000 in comics|2000]]
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_2000win.html 2000 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_2000win.html 2000 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[2001 in comics|2001]]
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|[[wikipedia:2001 in comics|2001]]
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_2001win.html 2001 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_2001win.html 2001 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[2003 in comics|2003]]
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|[[wikipedia:2003 in comics|2003]]
 
|Best Anthology<br />''Comics Journal Summer Special 2002''
 
|Best Anthology<br />''Comics Journal Summer Special 2002''
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_2003win.html 2003 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_2003win.html 2003 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[2005 in comics|2005]]
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|[[wikipedia:2005 in comics|2005]]
|[[Eagle Award (comics)|Eagle Award]]
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|[[wikipedia:Eagle Award (comics)|Eagle Award]]
 
|Favourite Magazine About Comics
 
|Favourite Magazine About Comics
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.eagleawards.co.uk/category/previous-winners/2005/ 2005 Eagle Award winners] at the [http://www.eagleawards.co.uk/category/previous-winners/2005/ Eagle Awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.eagleawards.co.uk/category/previous-winners/2005/ 2005 Eagle Award winners] at the [http://www.eagleawards.co.uk/category/previous-winners/2005/ Eagle Awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[2006 in comics|2006]]
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|[[wikipedia:2006 in comics|2006]]
 
|Harvey Award
 
|Harvey Award
 
|Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation
 
|Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_2006win.html 2006 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|{{won}}<ref>[http://www.harveyawards.org/awards_2006win.html 2006 Harvey Award winners] at the [http://www.harveyawards.org Harvey awards website]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|[[2009 in comics|2009]]
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|[[wikipedia:2009 in comics|2009]]
 
|Eisner Award
 
|Eisner Award
 
|Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
 
|Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
|{{nom}}<ref>[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=20716 2009 Eisner Award Nominees Announced] (press release), [[Comic Book Resources]], April 7, 2009</ref>
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|{{nom}}<ref>[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=20716 2009 Eisner Award Nominees Announced] (press release), [[wikipedia:Comic Book Resources|]], April 7, 2009</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
   
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==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[List of Comics Journal interview subjects|List of ''Comics Journal'' interview subjects]] — provides issue numbers with interview subjects.
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* [[wikipedia:List of Comics Journal interview subjects|List of ''Comics Journal'' interview subjects]] — provides issue numbers with interview subjects.
 
{{-}}
 
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==References==
 
==References==
* [[Gary Groth|Groth, Gary]] (editor), [[Tom Spurgeon|Spurgeon, Tom]] (executive editor). ''The Comics Journal'' #210. [[Fantagraphics Books]], February 1999. ISSN 0194-7869
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* [[wikipedia:Gary Groth|Groth, Gary]] (editor), [[wikipedia:Tom Spurgeon|Spurgeon, Tom]] (executive editor). ''The Comics Journal'' #210. [[wikipedia:Fantagraphics Books|Fantagraphics Books]], February 1999. ISSN 0194-7869
 
* Dean, Mike; Moore, Elizabeth Anne. "Timeline". ''The Comics Journal'' No. 235 (July 2001), p.&nbsp;82.
 
* Dean, Mike; Moore, Elizabeth Anne. "Timeline". ''The Comics Journal'' No. 235 (July 2001), p.&nbsp;82.
 
* Dean, Mike. [http://www.fantagraphics.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=273&Itemid=137 "''The Comics Journal'' Examines Its Own Navel,"] ''The Comics Journal'' No. 235 (July 2001).
 
* Dean, Mike. [http://www.fantagraphics.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=273&Itemid=137 "''The Comics Journal'' Examines Its Own Navel,"] ''The Comics Journal'' No. 235 (July 2001).
 
* Groth, Gary, and Robert Fiore, eds. ''The New Comics: Interviews from the Pages of'' The Comics Journal. New York : Berkley, 1988. ISBN 0-425-11366-3.
 
* Groth, Gary, and Robert Fiore, eds. ''The New Comics: Interviews from the Pages of'' The Comics Journal. New York : Berkley, 1988. ISBN 0-425-11366-3.
* Complete collection of ''The Comics Journal'' and ''The Nostalgia Journal'' held by the [[Michigan State University Libraries#Comic Art Collection|Michigan State University Comic Art Collection]].
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* Complete collection of ''The Comics Journal'' and ''The Nostalgia Journal'' held by the [[wikipedia:Michigan State University Libraries#Comic Art Collection|Michigan State University Comic Art Collection]].
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*{{Official site|http://www.tcj.com}}
 
*{{Official site|http://www.tcj.com}}
*[http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/resources/out_and_about/10726/ TCJ Covers, Contents and Mastheads] at [[The Comics Reporter]]
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*[http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/resources/out_and_about/10726/ TCJ Covers, Contents and Mastheads] at [[wikipedia:The Comics Reporter|The Comics Reporter]]
 
*[http://www.freewebs.com/tnjournal/ History of ''The Nostalgia Journal'']
 
*[http://www.freewebs.com/tnjournal/ History of ''The Nostalgia Journal'']
   
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The Comics Journal
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Jay Lynch self-portrait for The Comics Journal No. 114 (February 1987)
Editor-in-chief Gary Groth (since 1977)
Categories comics, criticism, history, interviews
Frequency Twice a year
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
First issue 1977
Country United States
Language English
Website TCJ.com
ISSN 0194-7869

The Comics Journal, often abbreviated TCJ, is an American magazine of news and criticism pertaining to comic books, comic strips and graphic novels.[1] Known for its lengthy interviews with comic creators, pointed editorials and scathing reviews of the products of the mainstream comics industry, the magazine promotes the view that comics are a fine art meriting broader cultural respect, and thus should be evaluated with higher critical standards.[2][3][4]

HistoryEdit

In 1976, Gary Groth and Michael Catron acquired The Nostalgia Journal, a small competitor of the newspaper adzine The Buyer's Guide for Comics Fandom. At the time, Groth and Catron were already publishing Sounds Fine, a similarly formatted adzine for record collectors that they had started after producing Rock 'N Roll Expo '75, held during the July 4 weekend in 1975 in Washington, D.C.

The publication was relaunched as The New Nostalgia Journal with issue No. 27 (July 1976), and with issue No. 32 (January 1977), it became The Comics Journal ("a quality publication for the serious comics fan"). Issue No. 37 (December 1977) adopted a magazine format.

In addition to lengthy interviews with comics industry figures, the Journal has always published criticism—and received it in turn.[2] Starting in the early 2000s, the Journal published a series of annual specials combining its usual critical format with extended samples of comics from specially selected contributors.

With issue No. 300 (November 2009), The Comics Journal ceased its semi-monthly print publication.[5] TCJ shifted from an eight-times a year publishing schedule to a larger, more elaborate, semi-annual format supported by a new website.[6][7]

LawsuitsEdit

Over the years The Journal has been involved in a handful of lawsuits.[2] Artist Rich Buckler attempted legal action for a review that called him a plagiarist while printing his panels next to earlier and quite similar Jack Kirby art.[8][9][10][11] A Groth interview with science fiction writer Harlan Ellison sparked a lawsuit by writer Michael Fleisher, over an informal discussion of Fleisher's work and temperament.[12] Co-defendants Groth and Ellison won the case, but emerged from the suit estranged.[13][14][15]

Ellison later became a plaintiff against the Comics Journal, filing suit in part to enjoin The Comics Journal Library: The Writers, a 2006 Fantagraphics book that reprinted the Ellison interview, and which used a cover blurb calling Ellison a "Famous Comics Dilettante."[16] That case was ultimately settled, with Fantagraphics agreeing to omit both the blurb and the interview from any future printings of the book, Ellison agreeing to post a Groth rebuttal statement on Ellison's webpage, and both sides agreeing to avoid future "ad hominem attacks."[17]

The Journal has on occasion published, as cover features, lengthy court transcripts of comics-related civil suits. Notable instances include the Fleisher suit[15][18] and Marv Wolfman's failed suit against Marvel Comics over ownership of the character Blade.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag.

Staff members and regular contributors Edit

Gary Groth has been the Journal's publisher and nominal editor for almost all of its existence. Staff members and regular contributors have included Kim Thompson, Greg Stump, Eric Millikin, Eric Reynolds, Ng Suat Tong, R. Fiore, R.C. Harvey, Kenneth Smith, Don Phelps, Robert Boyd, Tom Heintjes, Michael Dean, Tom Spurgeon, Robert Rodi, Gene Phillips, Marilyn Bethke, Cat Yronwode, Heidi MacDonald, Lee Wochner, Arn Saba, Ted White, Bob Levin, Carter Scholz, and Noah Berlatsky. Guest contributors have included Dave Sim and Trina Robbins.

Managing editors Edit

Online editors Edit

The Journal's Top 100 Comics list Edit

The Journal published a 20th-century comics canon in its 210th issue (February 1999). To compile the list, eight contributors and editors made eight separate top 100 (or fewer than 100 for some) lists of American works. These eight lists were then informally combined, and tweaked into an ordered list.[19]

  1. Krazy Kat by George Herriman
  2. Peanuts by Charles Schulz
  3. Pogo by Walt Kelly
  4. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  5. Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay
  6. Feiffer by Jules Feiffer
  7. Donald Duck by Carl Barks
  8. Mad Comics by Harvey Kurtzman and various
  9. Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary by Justin Green
  10. The Weirdo stories of Robert Crumb
  11. Thimble Theatre by E.C. Segar
  12. EC's "New Trend" war comics by Harvey Kurtzman and various
  13. Wigwam Bam (L&R) by Jaime Hernandez
  14. Blood of Palomar (L&R) by Gilbert Hernandez
  15. The Spirit by Will Eisner
  16. RAW Magazine, edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly
  17. The Acme Novelty Library by Chris Ware
  18. Polly and Her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
  19. The Sketchbooks of Robert Crumb
  20. Uncle Scrooge by Carl Barks
  21. The New Yorker cartoons of Peter Arno
  22. The Death of Speedy Ortíz (L&R) by Jaime Hernandez
  23. Terry and the Pirates by Milton Caniff
  24. Flies on the Ceiling (L&R) by Jaime Hernandez
  25. Wash Tubbs by Roy Crane
  26. The Jungle Book by Harvey Kurtzman
  27. Palestine by Joe Sacco
  28. The Mishkin saga by Kim Deitch
  29. Gasoline Alley by Frank King
  30. The Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
  31. Poison River (L&R) by Gilbert Hernandez
  32. Plastic Man by Jack Cole
  33. Dick Tracy by Chester Gould
  34. The theatrical caricatures of Al Hirschfeld
  35. The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
  36. Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
  37. Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau
  38. The autobiographical comics from Yummy Fur by Chester Brown
  39. The editorial cartoons of Pat Oliphant
  40. The Kin-der-Kids by Lyonel Feininger
  41. From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
  42. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
  43. Amphigorey by Edward Gorey
  44. The Idiots Abroad (Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers) by Gilbert Shelton and Paul Mavrides
  45. Paul Auster's City of Glass by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli
  46. Cages by Dave McKean
  47. The Buddy Bradley saga by Peter Bagge
  48. The cartoons of James Thurber
  49. Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
  50. Tantrum by Jules Feiffer
  51. The Alec stories of Eddie Campbell
  52. It's a Good Life by Seth
  53. The editorial cartoons of Herblock
  54. EC's "New Trend" horror comics by Al Feldstein and various
  55. The Frank stories by Jim Woodring
  56. Julius Knipl by Ben Katchor
  57. A Contract with God by Will Eisner
  58. The New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams
  59. Little Lulu by John Stanley
  60. Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin
  61. American Splendor #1–10 by Harvey Pekar and various
  62. Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
  63. Hey Look! by Harvey Kurtzman
  64. Goodman Beaver by Harvey Kurtzman and Bill Elder
  65. Bringing Up Father by George McManus
  66. Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith
  67. The Passport by Saul Steinberg
  68. Barnaby by Crockett Johnson
  69. God's Man by Lynd Ward
  70. Jimbo by Gary Panter
  71. The Book of Jim by Jim Woodring
  72. The short stories in Rubber Blanket by David Mazzucchelli
  73. The Cartoon History of the Universe by Larry Gonick
  74. Ernie Pook's Comeek by Lynda Barry
  75. Black Hole by Charles Burns
  76. The Master Race story by Bernard Krigstein and Al Feldstein
  77. Li'l Abner by Al Capp
  78. Sugar and Spike by Sheldon Mayer
  79. Captain Marvel by C. C. Beck
  80. Zap Comix by Robert Crumb and various
  81. The Lily stories (Daddy's Girl) by Debbie Drechsler
  82. Caricature by Daniel Clowes
  83. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  84. Why I Hate Saturn by Kyle Baker
  85. The Willie and Joe cartoons of Bill Mauldin
  86. Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse
  87. The New Yorker cartoons of George Price
  88. Jack Kirby's Fourth World by Jack Kirby
  89. The autobiographical comics of Spain Rodriguez
  90. Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
  91. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  92. The "Pictopia" story by Alan Moore and Don Simpson
  93. Dennis the Menace by Hank Ketcham
  94. The humor comics of Basil Wolverton
  95. Los Tejanos by Jack Jackson (alias Jaxon)
  96. The Dirty Plotte series by Julie Doucet
  97. The Hannah Story by Carol Tyler
  98. Barney Google by Billy DeBeck
  99. The Bungle Family by Harry J. Tuthill
  100. Prince Valiant by Hal Foster

The Village Voice cited the survey's ad hoc criteria:

"Putting Bernard Krigstein and Al Feldstein's eight-page story "Master Race," Hal Foster's 34 years of work on Prince Valiant, Al Hirschfeld's theatrical caricatures, all the horror comics EC published in the first half of the '50s and Robert Crumb's sketchbooks in the same category suggests that they've cast their net a bit wide."[20]

Among the controversial omissions to the Top 100 was Dave Sim's Cerebus series. Sim and the Journal had periodically found themselves at odds in the years preceding the list's formulation.[21] Issue No. 213 included eight pages of responses to, and defenses of the list; Journal columnist R. Fiore wrote "Dave Sim must now think you have a personal vendetta against him," and co-publisher Kim Thompson conceded, "If I had to do it over again, I'd squash together the Hernandez material into two entries [and] put Cerebus and two other things in the vacant spots."[22] Twelve years later, the omission was still being acknowledged by the Journal, which noted that Dave Sim's Cerebus "was conspicuously excluded."[23]

Less surprisingly, given the magazine's longstanding editorial standards and preferences, the list was also light on the dominant genre of superhero comics. Editor and survey participant Tom Spurgeon wrote, "I voted for most of the men-in-spandex titles that made the list – Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Plastic Man – despite the sheer lousiness of some of those works' contributing elements."[24] Ultimately, the Top 100 included six superhero works, including the deconstructionist Watchmen. Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns was one well-regarded mainstream superhero project that was considered but ultimately not chosen, according to co-publisher Kim Thompson.[21]

AwardsEdit

Awards and award nominations for The Comics Journal
Year Organisation Award Result
1990 Harvey Award Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation Won[25]
1991 Won[26]
1992 Won[27]
1993 Won[28]
1995 Won[29]
1996 Eisner Award Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication Won[30]
1997 Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication Won[30]
Harvey Award Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation Won[31]
1998 Eisner Award Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication Won[30]
Harvey Award Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation Won[32]
1999 Eisner Award Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication Won[30]
Harvey Award Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation Won[33]
2000 Won[34]
2001 Won[35]
2003 Best Anthology
Comics Journal Summer Special 2002
Won[36]
2005 Eagle Award Favourite Magazine About Comics Won[37]
2006 Harvey Award Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation Won[38]
2009 Eisner Award Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism Nominated[39]

See alsoEdit


NotesEdit

  1. Wolk, Douglas. Reading Comics (2007) Da Capo Press. p.68. ISBN 0-306-81509-5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brad Brooks; Pilcher, Tim. The Essential Guide to World Comics. London: Collins & Brown. pp. 32–36. ISBN 1-84340-300-5. 
  3. Inge, M. Thomas, Comics as Culture. p.153.
  4. Skinn, Dez. Comix: The Underground Revolution. p.244.
  5. The 300th and final magazine-sized issue of the Comics Journal The Comics Journal No. 300 free and online
  6. Phegley, Kiel. "Rethinking 'The Comics Journal'", [[wikipedia:Comic Book Resources|]], October 30, 2009
  7. Spurgeon, Tom. "TCJ Moves More Dramatically On-Line; Print Version To Come Out Two Times A Year", The Comics Reporter, October 27, 2009
  8. "Plagiarism: Rich Buckler Signs his Name to Jack Kirby's Work," The Comics Journal #83 (Aug. 1983), pp. 33–35.
  9. "Rich Buckler Answers His Critics," The Comics Journal #86 (November 1983), pp. 28–31.
  10. "Rich Buckler Sues Comics Journal and two of its Writers for Libel," The Comics Journal #88 (Jan. 1984), p. 13.
  11. "Buckler Drops Comics Journal Libel Suit," The Comics Journal #93 (Sept. 1984), pp. 11–12.
  12. "Newswatch: Notice From The Editors," The Comics Journal #59 (October 1980), p. 19.
  13. "Harlan Ellison Out of Comics Journal Libel Case," The Comics Journal #69 (December 1981), p. 29.
  14. "Newswatch: Comics Journal wins Fleisher libel suit". The Comics Journal #113 (December 1986), p. 11.
  15. 15.0 15.1 The Comics Journal #115 (April 1987), pp. 51–142: Special section on the Fleisher lawsuit, including the testimony of Ellison, Groth, and [[wikipedia:Jim Shooter|]]; the disposition of [[wikipedia:Dean Mullaney|]], closing arguments; and jurors' recollections.
  16. Deppey, Dirk. "EXTRA: Harlan Ellison sues Fantagraphics" Journalista! blog post (2006). Retrieved 2006-11-12.
  17. Rahner, Mark (August 16, 2007). "Ellison vs. Fantagraphics: comics publisher to remove author's name from books". Seattle Times.
  18. The Comics Journal No. 115, April 1987
  19. The Comics Journal No. 210, pages 34–108
  20. Wolk, Douglas, Village Voice Literary Supplement (VLS), April–May 1999
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Top comics make fans pick sides". [[wikipedia:The Baltimore Sun|]]. May 2, 1999.
  22. Comics Journal No. 213, June 1999, Fantagraphics Publishing, pgs. 2–9
  23. Kreider, Tim (June 21, 2011). "TCJ #301: Excerpt from 'Irredeemable: Dave Sim’s Cerebus'". The Comics Journal.
  24. Comics Journal No. 213, June 1999, Fantagraphics Publishing, pgs. 9
  25. 1990 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  26. 1991 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  27. 1992 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  28. 1993 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  29. 1995 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 List of Eisner Award winners at the San Diego Comic-Cob International website
  31. 1996 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  32. 1998 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  33. 1999 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  34. 2000 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  35. 2001 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  36. 2003 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  37. 2005 Eagle Award winners at the Eagle Awards website
  38. 2006 Harvey Award winners at the Harvey awards website
  39. 2009 Eisner Award Nominees Announced (press release), [[wikipedia:Comic Book Resources|]], April 7, 2009

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