(May 1988)

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

Flames of the Dark Pit! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Colors:
Chester Brown ?
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Vampire
Keywords:
Alternative

Indexer Notes

The cover image is not based on any of the issue's story material. The vampire character featured does not appear.

Chester Brown's Yummy Fur (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Destroy All Vampires (Table of Contents)

Ed the Happy Clown / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Quincy and Quincy, Vampire Killers; Josie; Ed the Happy Clown
Synopsis:
Josie finds out she's a vampire and goes back into her body. The Vampire Killers kill the Pygmy hunter. Ed and Josie escape from the Adventures in Science building.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alternative

Mark 8:22-9:13 (Table of Contents)

The Gospels / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
religious
Characters:
Jesus Christ; Simon Peter [Saint Peter]; Andrew the Apostle; James, Son of Zebedee; John the Apostle; Philip the Apostle; Bartholomew the Apostle; Thomas the Apostle; Matthew the Apostle; James, Son of Alphaeus; Thaddeus [Jude the Apostle]; Simon the Zealot; Judas Iscariot; Elijah; Moses
Synopsis:
Jesus and his followers come to Bethsaida and Jesus talks to Elijah and Moses on a high mountain.
Keywords:
Biblical

Indexer Notes

A comics adaptation of the Gospel According to Mark 8:22-9:13.

The Fur Bag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Chester Brown talks about almost getting kicked out of Vortex. The column includes letters from Bill Marks, Jon Lewis, and Matt Howarth. All replies are by Chester Brown. There is also a plug for The True North benefit comic.

Indexer Notes

Second page on inside back cover.

By Popular Demand! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Flames of the Dark Pit!
  2. 1. Chester Brown's Yummy Fur
  3. 2. Destroy All Vampires
    Ed the Happy Clown
  4. 3. Mark 8:22-9:13
    The Gospels
  5. 4. The Fur Bag
  6. 5. By Popular Demand!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • R. S. Martin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Mark Gordon
  • Jim Walls