edited by Mike Dean and Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor
8.5" x 10.75"
Hey kids, sex and violence! Gary Groth interviews Frank Thorne, whose long and varied career as an artist has led from titles such as Tomahawk and Mighty Samson to the steamiest version of Red Sonja ever, as well as the creation of his own salacious barbarian babe, Ghita. Our comics' section features "All True Crime Stories" from Comics Code inspiration Crime Does Not Pay, the "magazine with the widest range of appeal," as Charles Biro and Bob Wood proclaimed on the cover. Plus, an interview with self-publisher Carla Speed McNeil, creator of the "aboriginal sci-fi" series Finder. Murdered corpses, heaving bosoms, mystery dates — what more can you ask for? "Those dumb dicks ... No wonder they can't catch us!"
2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
2008 Harvey Award Nominee: Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation