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COMICS JOURNAL #100 (Jul 1985) Fantagraphics

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COMICS JOURNAL #100
Date: Jul 1985
Cover Price:$4.95
Publisher: Fantagraphics, Inc.

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Featuring interviews with Neal Adams, Murray Boltinoff, Chris Claremont, Will Eisner, Steve Engelhart, Mike Friedrich, Steve Gerber, William M. Gains, Dick Giordano, HArvey Kurtzman, and more.

Editorial
Gary Groth, “Another Call to Arms” (p. 9)

Letters
Blood and Thunder (p. 44)

News
Newswatch (p. 13)

Interviews
Gary Groth, “Neal Adams” (p. 73)
Robin Snyder, “Murray Boltinoff” (p. 79)
Heidi MacDonald, “Chris Claremont” (p. 80)
Dale Luciano, “Will Eisner” (p. 83)
Peter Sanderson, “Steve Engelhart” (p. 90)
Lee Wochner, “Mike Friedrich” (p. 93)
Arthur Byron Cover, “Steve Gerber” (p. 97)
Gary Groth, “William M. Gaines” (p. 103)
Heidi MacDonald, “Dick Giordano” (p. 104)
Heidi MacDonald, “Archie Goodwin” (p. 108)
Gary Groth, “Jack Jackson” (p. 111)
Lee Wochner, “Harvey Kurtzman” (p. 115)
Heidi MacDonald, “Rick Marschall” (p. 118)
Lee Wochner, “Denny O’Neil” (p. 123)
Tom Heintjes, “George Perez” (p.127)
Peter Sanderson, “Wendy and Richard Pini” (p. 129)
Bill Sherman, “Trina Robbins” (p. 135)
Lee Wochner, “Marshall Rogers” (p. 140)
Heidi MacDonald, “Dave Sim” (p. 144)
Gary Groth, “Kenneth Smith” (p. 149)
Bob Greenberger, “Joe Staton” (p. 157)
Bob Greenberger, “Len Wein” (p. 162)
Tom Heintjes, “Al Williamson” (p. 169)
Heidi MacDonald, “Marv Wolfman” (p. 171)
Lee Wochner, “John Workman” (p. 174)
Andrew Christie, “Berni Wrightson” (p. 179)
Dale Luciano, “Living for the Day: Gary Panter Interviewed” (p. 215)

Reviews
Carter Scholz, “MacComics” (p. 60)
Kenneth Smith, “The Inferno of Fame: How to Die of Consumption” (p. 62)

Essays
Heidi MacDonald, “Triumph and Despair in the Temple of Elitism” (p. 182)
Tom Heintjes and Gary Groth, “The Rollercoaster Ride” (p. 188)
Marilyn Bethke, “Death of a Bad Boy” (p. 191)
Dale Luciano, “Newave Comics Survey” (p. 197)

Columns
R. Fiore, “Funnybook Roulette” (p. 68)
Dick Giordano, “Executive’s Forum: Art and Commerce” (p. 227)
Carter Scholz, “The Lake Isle: Against Maturity” (p. 231)
Peter Sanderson, “The Enchanted Drawing: The Prodigal’s Return” (p. 235)


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    VIBE (2005)
    art by George Pérez 
    from hobkirk2001
    Here is a rarely seen Vibe sketch by George Perez... George admitted he never liked the character.

    In the interview from COMICS JOURNAL #100 (Jul 1985), George said:

    Perez: ... I’d like the JLA, I haven’t drawn Vibe yet, I have a certain bigotry towards Vibe, but eventually I’ll have to draw him.

    Heidi MacDonald: (giggles) Not exactly your favorite character, eh?

    Pérez: Oh, I sincerely say he’s the one character who turned me off the JLA. If nothing else, every character that was introduced was an ethnic stereotype. I couldn’t believe it. I said, “Come on now!” These characters required no thinking at all to write. And being Puerto Rican myself, I found the fact that they could use a Puerto Rican character quite obviously favorable since the one Puerto Rican characters in comic that existed, the White Tiger, is no longer a viable character. But having him be a break dancer! I mean, come on now. It’s like if there were only one black character in all of comics, are you going to make him…

    MacDonald: A tap dancer.

    Pérez: A tap dancer, a shoeshine boy? Particularly when you’re picking a stereotype that’s also a fad. You’re taking a chance that this guy is going to become very passe, his costume becomes passe because it’s a breakdance costume, the minute the fad fades.

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