Highlights this issue include (1) an interview with JIM STERANKO, (2) HOWARD LEROY DAVIS' thought-provoking examination on the causation of super-powers, and (3) the second installment of CAT YRONWODE's exhaustive examination of WILL EISNER's work on The Spirit.
The TCR Mailboat boasts but two letters, from BILL KUNKEL and DENIS McFARLING (who included a Bullet Crow cartoon panel).
JIM ENGEL provides another full-page, full-color episode of "Dick Duck, Duck Dick," opposite of which is CHUCK FIALA's "Bullet Crow" strip 008, guest-starring Iron Man. ENGEL & FIALA also appear in their Fandom Confidential fumetti, titled "News and Views."
The Menomonee Falls Gazette reprints the following comic strips:
MODESTY BLAISE by Peter O'Donnell & Enrique Romero: Strips 2669-2676
SUPERMAN by Siegel & Shuster: Eight strips from 1945 (no specific dates are discernible and/or have been removed)
THE SEEKERS by John Burns & Les Lilley: Strips Q97-Q112
STAR HAWKS by Ron Goulart & Gil Kane: The strips spanning August 13-September 9, 1978.
ALAN JAMES HANLEY and DENNIS JENSEN provide the front cover featuring THE SPIRIT.
The X-Men's Phoenix and Storm are featured on BOB STASZAK's back cover.
Synopsis: Comic strip news, including (1) an obituary for SMITTY creator WALTER BERNDT, who passed away on August 13, 1979, and (2) the STAR HAWKS comic strip was reduced to a single-tier format beginning July 30, 1979.