(September 2001)

Alternative Comics, 2001 Series
 
Price:
3.50 USD
Pages:
28
On-sale date:
2001-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Alternative Comics
Brand:
Alternative Comics
ISBN:
1-891867-05-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978189186705750350
Editing:
Josh Neufield; R. Walker
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Bond
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Stories about the rise and fall of rich business people and their sometimes foolish and other times unscrupulous actions.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Josh Neufeld
Inks:
Josh Neufeld
Colors:
Josh Neufeld
Letters:
Josh Neufeld

Characters:
Al Dunlap; Michael Vranos; Ron Perelman; Monroe Trout; Katrina Garnett; Jack Welch; Victor Niederhoffer; S. Jay Goldinger
Keywords:
businessmen; finance; money; superheroes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

The Comic Book Villain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Walker
Pencils:
Josh Neufeld
Inks:
Josh Neufeld
Letters:
Mike Rosler
Editing:
Walker DuPree

Characters:
Ron Perelman; Carl Icahn; Power Man (cameo); Matt Murdock [Daredevil] (cameo); J. Jonah Jameson (cameo); Thing (cameo); Spider-Man (cameo); Magneto (cameo); Captain America (cameo); Hulk (cameo)
Synopsis:
Story of how Ron Perelman bought Marvel Comics, expanded into licensing, took the company public, then lost a takeover battle for control of Marvel to Carl Icahn as Marvel's stock price crashed, but still ended up making about $200 million in personal profit.
Reprints:

The Trader Shrugged (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Walker
Pencils:
Josh Neufeld
Inks:
Josh Neufeld
Letters:
?

Characters:
Monroe Trout; Tim Trout

Look the Part (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Walker
Pencils:
Josh Neufeld
Inks:
Josh Neufeld
Letters:
?

Characters:
Katrina Garnett
Synopsis:
Founder of Crossroads Software (later renamed Crossworlds) sets herself up as a role model forwomen interested in high-tech careers.
Reprints:

The V-Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Walker
Pencils:
Josh Neufeld
Inks:
Josh Neufeld
Letters:
?

Characters:
Michael Vranos; Joe Jett; Jack Welch
Synopsis:
Vranos makes millions at Kidder Peabody selling risky mortgage-backed securities. The company is ruined when Joe Jett is caught making phantom trades, and changes in interest rates in the bond market make a recovery of the millions lost impossible. Kidder Peabody goes bankrupt and is sold to Paine Webber.
Reprints:

Hoo Doo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Walker
Pencils:
Josh Neufeld
Inks:
Josh Neufeld
Letters:
Josh Neufeld

Characters:
Victor Niederhoffer; George Soros
Synopsis:
Niederhoffer made a fortune making as a short-term speculator in commodities. He claimed the National Enquirer was the only paper he read, and that it was more accurate than the New York Times. His autobiography was titled "Education of a Speculator." In 1997 he lost all of his fortune when the market crashed in October, and he was forced to make good on his margin positions - a guarantee to buy at a certain price, regardless of whether the current price was higher or lower.
Reprints:

Chainsaw! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Walker
Pencils:
Josh Neufeld
Inks:
Josh Neufeld
Letters:
Josh Neufeld

Characters:
Al Dunlap
Synopsis:
Dunlap made over $100 million in just over a year by purchasing 2% of the stock of the failing Scott Paper company, cutting employees and costs, then selling what was left of the company to the Kimberly-Clark company. He made $1.25 million in one day when he bought $3 million of Sunbeam stock the day before he was named the new CEO, and the stock price jumped from $12 to $17 per share.
Reprints:

Ask Jay (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Walker
Pencils:
Josh Neufeld
Inks:
Josh Neufeld
Letters:
Josh Neufeld

Characters:
S. Jay Goldinger
Synopsis:
Goldinger made a fortune working for Cantor Fitzgerald, specializing in fixed-income securities and low-tax investments, then started his own company, Capital Insight, bought a baseball team wrote an investment advice column titled "Ask Jay", did a lot of TV interviews, and had infomercials to promote his investment seminars. After a divorce, investors claimed he was making excessive numbers of trades to rack up commissions. He made a massive bet using borrowed money that interest rates would rise, but they fell, costing investors $16 million and driving Capital Insight out of business.
Reprints:

News After the Close (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
R. Walker
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Ron Perelman; Monroe Trout; Victor Niederhoffer; Al Dunlap; Katrina Garnett; Michael Vranos; Jay Goldinger
Synopsis:
Update on the status of the main characters in each story, detailing changes in their situations from late 1998 through late 2000, after the stories were completed.

Performance Matters (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Josh Neufeld
Inks:
Josh Neufeld
Colors:
Josh Neufeld
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo about the comic book, on the back cover, with promotional quotes about the comic laid over an image of the comic's front cover and a drawing of the stock page of a newspaper.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Comic Book Villain
  4. 3. The Trader Shrugged
  5. 4. Look the Part
  6. 5. The V-Man
  7. 6. Hoo Doo
  8. 7. Chainsaw!
  9. 8. Ask Jay
  10. 9. News After the Close
  11. 10. Performance Matters
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ivan Martin
  • Josh Neufeld