December 2002 - 106 pages
From Hellboy and back, we cover the magic of Mike Mignola with an exhaustive interview (with the talk ranging from his early Marvel days to current design work on the upcoming Hellboy movie), a huge gallery section (featuring lots of never-before-seen art), and a comprehensive checklist, all behind a new Mignola cover spotlighting his greatest creation, Hellboy! On the flip, Jill Thompson (our glamorous "cover girl" on CBA's first ever photo cover!) takes us from Sandman to Scary Godmother with a career-spanning conversation, plus tons of art and even a portfolio of the artist-as-model with studies of Jill by Alex Ross, Steve Rude, P. Craig Russell, and more! In addition, we visit versatile inker Tom Palmer in his studio and also have a talk with the legendary science-fiction author Harlan Ellison on his various forays into comics!