(April 1987)

Vortex, 1986 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD
Pages:
28
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vortex Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Vortex Comics
Editing:
William P. Marks (publisher)
Color:
colour covers; black and white interior
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This is the first issue made up of new material. The previous three issues featured reprinted work.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ed the Happy Clown / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Colors:
?

Characters:
Ed the Happy Clown
Reprints:

Forgiven (Table of Contents)

Ed the Happy Clown / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
drama; fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters:
Chet Doodley; Saint Justin; Josie; Annie Doodley; Mrs. Doodley (Chet and Annie's mother); Ed the Happy Clown

Indexer Notes

A panel on the third page was partially censored. It depicted an ejaculating penis. Chester Brown includes a note saying that readers wanting a copy of the uncropped drawing can send a self-addressed envelope in care of the publisher.

Mark Part One (Table of Contents)

The Gospels / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark the Evangelist (original scripture); Chester Brown (adaptation)
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
drama; biography; history; religious
Characters:
Jesus Christ; John the Baptist; Simon [Saint Peter]; Andrew [Andrew the Apostle]

Indexer Notes

A comics adaptation of the Gospel According to Mark 1:1-1:39. It is the beginning of a projected comics adaptation of all four gospels. The feature continues through the subsequent issues of Yummy Fur and Chester Brown's follow-up series Underwater.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ed the Happy Clown
  2. 1. Forgiven
    Ed the Happy Clown
  3. 2. Mark Part One
    The Gospels
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven Samuels
  • R. S. Martin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Mark Gordon
  • Jim Walls