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Synopsis: McConnell on Marvel Comics: "Most of the books that premiered during the last 10 years were inspired by outside sources..." McConnell takes Marvel to task for its dependency on toy and media tie-ins, Robert E. Howard adaptations and spin-offs of established titles.
Synopsis: Peter Sanderson explores and examines the reasons for the X-MEN's tremendous popularity. A thoughtful and thought-provoking five-page essay illustrated with panel reproductions (one from Byrne's pencil art).
Synopsis: Gary Groth, Kim Thompson and Joey Cavalieri interview Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly about RAW. Spiegelman's project MAUS is also discussed. This is a further segment from the interview session that was published in TCJ #65.