This issue, TCJ editor Gary Groth interviews one of the giants of the comics industry, Batman co-creator Jerry Robinson. Robinson's career spans the history of the medium, from the early days of comic books to the glory days of newspaper strips, all the way to the present day. Along the way, Robinson reveals the darker side of the comic-book industry's sleazy past and offers a unique, well-travelled view of where it's gone since, in a no-holds-barred conversation you won't want to miss! Also, Tom Spurgeon talks to Renee French, author of Marbles in My Underpants and The Soap Lady, whose unsettling style and absorbing storytelling talents have made her a cult figure in the comics medium. Rich Kreiner offers a detailed examination of the work of Marvel Comics' most popular writer, Brian Michael Bendis. This issue's comics section spotlights a long selection of rare, pre-Popeye Thimble Theater dailies by Elsie Segar! Plus: all the news, criticism and commentary you've come to expect from the art form's most authoritative magazine, The Comics Journal!
2006 Harvey Award Winner, Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation
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