(November 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:
William P. Marks [as William Swine Marks]
Color:
colour covers; black and white interior
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Publishers name given in typeset indicia with the middle name "Swine".


Saturday Morning (and Friday Evening) (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown (painting)
Inks:
Chester Brown (painting)
Colors:
Chester Brown (painting)
Letters:
Chester Brown

Keywords:
Alternative

Ed (Table of Contents)

Ed the Happy Clown / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Ed the Happy Clown; Becky
Synopsis:
Ed the Happy Clown is mistakenly brought home by Becky from the hospital after surgery when she mistakes him for her husband Bick. He is "re-introduced" to "his" children.
Keywords:
Alternative

Indexer Notes

First panel is tv with the dialogue "We can't go out there dressed like this."

Mark 12:28-14:52 (Table of Contents)

Adaptation of Gospel of Mark / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
religious
Characters:
Jesus; Mark; Judas
Synopsis:
The Last Supper and Judas's Kiss.
Keywords:
Biblical

Indexer Notes

Bible adaptation. Pages numbered as 67 to 77

The Fur Bag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Terry Laban
Inks:
Terry Laban
Letters:
Chester Brown

Indexer Notes

Handlettered by Chester Brown. Small picture of Chester Brown. Also includes a panel from Terry Laban's Unsupervised Existence minicomic. Second page is on inside back cover.

Who Said Hell and Damnation Couldn't Be Fun! (Table of Contents)

Stig's Inferno / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ty Templeton
Inks:
Ty Templeton
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for trade paperback of Stig's Inferno from Vortex.

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Saturday Morning (and Friday Evening)
  2. 1. Ed
    Ed the Happy Clown
  3. 2. Mark 12:28-14:52
    Adaptation of Gospel of Mark
  4. 3. The Fur Bag
  5. 4. Who Said Hell and Damnation Couldn't Be Fun!
    Stig's Inferno
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