The Comics Journal Examines Its Own Navel

This article originally appeared in The Comics Journal‘s 25th Anniversary issue, #235, July 2001. {product_snapshot:id=1410,true,false,true,left} Born of Bile Newswatch Examines Its Own Navel by Michael Dean Always implied in the transition engineered by Gary Groth and Mike Catron from The Nostalgia Journal to The Comics Journal: The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism was the idea that the comics field was not an accumulation of quaint artifacts of the past but a living changing art and business. In other words, this was at last a comics-related publication for which reporting the news became a possibility. This alone was a novelty…