(July 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 Incorporated [CA]
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Chet; Josie
Keywords:
Alternative

Subscribe (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Matt Howarth
Inks:
Matt Howarth
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for subscription the Those Annoying Post Bros. from Vortex Comics.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover of comic.

How He Went To Hell (Table of Contents)

Ed the Happy Clown / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Ed the Happy Clown; Chet; Josie; Brian Mulroney
Synopsis:
Josie hunts down Chet at the hospital so she can have sex with him and then kill him. She does this so he will go to Hell. Ed talks to his penis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alternative

Indexer Notes

Brian Mulroney in the story is the Prime Minister of Canada, but looks nothing like the real Brian Mulroney who was Prime Minister of Canada.

Mark 9:14-10:34 (Table of Contents)

Adaptation of the Gospel of Mark / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown (adaptation)
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
religious
Characters:
Jesus; John; the Pharasees; Lazarus [un-named]
Synopsis:
Jesus preaches on the Ten Commandments and raises Lazarus from the dead in Bethany.
Keywords:
Biblical

Indexer Notes

Pages are numbered 48 to 56.

The Fur Bag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Handlettered by Chester Brown. Letters from Wayne Honath, P. Craig Russell, Jay Geldhof and Will Pfeifer. Also includes notes on Mark.

Chester Brown's Yummy Fur (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for previous issues of Yummy Fur from Vortex Comics. Includes a drawing of a sculpture of Mary and baby Jesus where Jesus is holding a severed hand.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

By Popular Demand! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for The Return of Mister X from Vortex Comics.

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ed the Happy Clown
  2. 1. Subscribe
  3. 2. How He Went To Hell
    Ed the Happy Clown
  4. 3. Mark 9:14-10:34
    Adaptation of the Gospel of Mark
  5. 4. The Fur Bag
  6. 5. Chester Brown's Yummy Fur
  7. 6. By Popular Demand!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Mark Gordon
  • Jim Walls