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Comics Feature (1980) - #8
New Media Publishing


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  Writer(s):
Claude Banff
Cary Bates
Kurt Busiek
Peter B. Gillis
Richard Howell
Bob Jennings
Carol Kalish
Margaret O'Connell
Peter Sanderson
Don Thompson
Maggie Thompson
Murray R. Ward
Chuck Wooley

Penciller(s):
Steve Adams
Tom Linehan
Dave Simons
Carl Taylor

Inker(s):
Steve Adams
Larry Houston
Tom Linehan
Dave Simons

Editor(s):
Paul Dini
Richard Howell
Carol Kalish
Peter Sanderson
Robert Soron

Cover Artist(s):
Bill Black
Richard Howell
Bill Sienkiewicz
Curt Douglas Swan
 

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Cover Date: January 1981
Cover Price: US $ 1.95

Issue Tagline: An Interview With CARY BATES, Senior Writer For SUPERMAN and The FLASH
The Fandom Zone
Beginning This Issue: THE LOST COMICS COMPANIES
The Weed of Crime Bears... MOON KNIGHT

Format: Black & White; Magazine; 82 pages

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Letters Column: Morning Notices

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The lettercol features letters from CAT YRONWODE and JAY ZILBER.

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"Opening Notes" - Edit this story

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Carol Kalish

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Synopsis:
An editorial detailing this issue of COMICS FEATURE, building excitement for future issues and plugging Mew Media's newest publication, LOC.

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Comics news of the day, including:
Gerber Sues Marvel, Fleisher Sues Ellison, Comics Journal
All-Star Squadron comic to be revived by Roy Thomas
John Romita leaving Spider-Man newspaper strip, to be replaced by Larry Lieber
Roger Stern and John Byrne to be regular creators on Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man

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"Animated Chatter: Saturday Morning Views" - Edit this story

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Claude Banff

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An overview and evaluation of the 1980-81 season of Saturday Morning cartoons by CLAUDE BANFF.

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PETER SANDERSON on "More Cartoonal Knowledge," a series of cartoons playing at NYC's Thalia Theatre, a revival house showcasing the animation of Tex Avery, Max & Dave Fleisher, Chuck Jones, Walter Lantz, Bob Clampett and even the silent Felix The Cat shorts of Otto Mesmer.

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An uncredited sidebar article headlined JAY WARD DAY describes an award given to the cult animator.

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PETER SANDERSON makes a case for the title's claim in this three-page piece that cites as evidence a large number of Warner Bros. cartoons.

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"An Interview With Cary Bates" - Edit this story

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Transcript of an October 1980 interview with comics writer CARY BATES conducted by RICHARD HOWELL and CAROL KALISH. The 10-page interview features photographs and artwork.

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"The Fandom Zone Presents... The Fan-Thing!" - Edit this story

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A full-page spoof cover by TOM LINEHAN.

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Maggie Thompson

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DON & MAGGIE THOMPSON on the origins of Comics Fandom.

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Fanzine reviews:
BEM #30
FANTASY TRADER #47
FANDOM CALENDAR 1981
IT'S A FANZINE #3
THE MYSTERY AND ADVENTURE SERIES REVIEW #2

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"The Super-Team Spirit" - Edit this story

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From Ward's introduction: "Over the next few issues of COMICS FEATURE, this column will be devoted to a series dealing with the operational dynamics of the super-hero team in comics." A thorough and scholarly treatment of a cornerstone dynamic in comics.

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A well-done three-page piece on Marvel's MOON KNIGHT written by future pro KURT BUSIEK.

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"Superman's Women: Superman's Other Loves" - Edit this story

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Another installment in MARGARET O'CONNELL's look at the love life of Superman.

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"The Lost Comic Book Companies: Progressive Publishers" - Edit this story

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CHUCK WOOLEY looks at Progressive Publishers, which firm published only three comics: BANG-UP COMICS #1-3 in 1941-42. The four-page article includes cover and interior art reproductions.

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"Women in Terry and The Pirates: IV April Kane" - Edit this story

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RICHARD HOWELL's look at the ladies in this popular Milton Caniff strip. A lot of strip repros accompany the article.

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PETER B. GILLIS writes a fun essay on being shocked while reading THE SPECTRE.

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PETER SANDERSON on STEVE GERBER's STEWART THE RAT graphic novel.

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