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Cover Date: September 1979
Cover Price: US $ 1.50
Issue Tagline: An Exclusive Advance Look at Marvel's ''Epic'' Magazine! See ''Newswatch''
Shade! Steve Ditko's Weirdest Superhero!
New from Marvel: She-Hulk and Disco Dazzler!
Behind the Scenes at Heavy Metal! (Is the Staff as Strange as the Magazi
Format: Black & White; Magazine; 84 pages
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Letters Column: Blood and Thunder
This issue features a wealth of comics news followed by insightful (and oftentimes inflammatory) letters; reviews of current comics; a lengthy interview with HEAVY METAL"s John Workman and Julie Simmons, followed by an evaluation of HEAVY METAL magazine; a look at Steve Ditko's short-lived SHADE THE CHANGING MAN series; an exhaustive examination of Claremont & Byrne's tenure on THE UNCANNY X-MEN; and a review of the film ALIEN.
This issue's BLOOD AND THUNDER lettercol includes letters from KURT BUSIEK, MARTIN L. GREIM, JACK C. HARRIS, FRED HEMBECK, CAROL KALISH, BOB McLEOD, GARY KWAPISZ, ROGER SLIFER, ALEX TOTH and JAMES VAN HISE among others. (JIM KORKIS and CAT YRONWODE append responses to two letters).
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