All In Color For A Dime

1998, Krause Publications

“Comic of the Absurd”

editors, Don Thompson and Dick Lupoff

About

Nine page essay on the comic art and writing of George Carlson, creator of the 1940’s comic “Jingle Jangle Tales”

Reprints

  • All In Color For A Dime, including the “Comic of the Absurd” essay, originally appeared in [publication information unknown]
  • “Comic of the Absurd” also appeared, in Harlan Ellison’s Hornbook, 1990; and Edgeworks 3, 1997

All In Color For A Dime

original Publishing unknown

“Comic of the Absurd”

writer, Harlan Ellison

About

Nine page essay on the comic art and writing of George Carlson, creator of the 1940’s comic Jingle Jangle Tales

Reprints

  • All In Color For A Dime, including the “Comic of the Absurd” essay, were reprinted in All In Color For A Dime, 1998, Krause Publications
  • “Comic of the Absurd” later appeared, in Harlan Ellison’s Hornbook, 1990; and Edgeworks 3, 1997

Comics Buyer’s Guide (7/7/89)

July 7, 1989, Krause Publications

Review of Batman movie reprinted from Ellison’s Fantasy & Science Fiction column “Watching”

Comics Journal #80,83,94,90

Issues 80,83,84,90, and others, Fantagraphics Books

Various issues of The Comics Journal feature essays and columns by Ellison, mostly reprints of the “Watching” column.

Detective Comics #598

Issue 598, March 1989, DC Comics

Batman Tribute

writer, Harlan Ellison; art, Todd McFarlane

About

A brief text tribute by HE celebrating Batman’s 50th Anniversary, illustrated by the cover to Batman #423. Similar tributes appeared in Detective Comics #598-600 by a variety of comic artists and writers, and other non-comics figures such as Terry Gilliam, Thomas M. Disch, Eric Van Lustbader, Samuel R. Delaney, and Penn & Teller.

Playboy (Dec. 1988)

December 1988, Playboy Entertainment

“It Ain’t Toontown”

writer, Harlan Ellison

Essay by Ellison on comics, renamed by editors

Reprints

  • “It Ain’t Toontown” later appeared, under its original title “Did Your Mother Throw Yours Out?,” as Appendix E in Harlan Ellison’s Hornbook, 1990; and Edgeworks 3, 1997

RBCC #151

RBCC  #151 (1980)

Issue 151, 1980, James Van Hise ($3.95)

“Basilisk”

art and adaptation, Bret Blevins;

“Soldier”

art and adaptation, Kerry Gammil

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