Tuesday, July 15, 2008

THE COMICS JOURNAL


















This magazine is published by Fantagraphics Books.
THE COMICS JOURNAL #216 (left):This issue came out in 1999, it features that wonderful, yet simple cover of a hand with some gems or jewels featuring superhero symbols like Superman's and Batman's. I like the simplicity of the cover to convey the idea of "A Fistful of Interviews" but also notice the level of detail on the hand.

THE COMICS JOURNAL #223 (right): Apparently Alex decided to give this publication his most surreal covers. This time we see a man being fed intravenously with superheroes. This cover was censored in some parts of the United States due to the image of a junkie doing his junkie business, I think they were overreacting a little. This is a really fine cover and it's more psychedelic than what we're used to from Alex. This issue contains part 1 of a very long interview with Alex Ross. For those completists, part 2 appeared in issue #224 which doesn't have a cover by Ross, only the interview.

IN MY COLLECTION: Only issue 223

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

My gosh, you aren't kidding when you say you're a 'completist.' You sure do find the stuff! Thanks for sharing.

P.S. That rendition of Lynda Carter is awesome!

The Alex Ross Collector said...

Thanks, glad you noticed. Keep visiting, I'll keep sharing.

...and yes, Lynda Carter ROCKS!!!