Click this post's title to read articles from a host of comics scholars. This is the debut issue we're talking about, so you'll be reading history. The journal is a Routledge publication, and it is allowing free access to the articles through 2010.
I will probably submit something to this journal eventually, but I need to hear back from TAR about some things first. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics joins International Journal of Comic Art, ImageText, Studies in Comics, and, of course, the in-development SANE journal as important outlets for scholars' work on comics.