(January 1989)

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 (publisher)
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; Mark / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Becky; Jesus
Keywords:
Alternative

["Tom?"] (Table of Contents)

Ed the Happy Clown / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Ed the Happy Clown; Blanche; Becky
Synopsis:
Blanche, Becky's mother, comes over and reveals that Ed is Becky's long lost twin brother. They disguise Ed as Bick (her husband) so that he can go back to work.
Keywords:
Alternative

Indexer Notes

Starts on inside front cover.

Mark 14:53-16:20 (Table of Contents)

The Gospels / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; biography; history; religious
Characters:
Jesus Christ; Saint Peter; Pharisee High Priest; Pontius Pilate; Barabbas; Joseph of Arimathea; Mary Magdalene; Mary, Daughter of James; Salome
Synopsis:
The trial of Jesus, the betrayal by Peter, the Crucifixion, the burial, the Resurrection
Keywords:
Biblical

Indexer Notes

A comics adaptation of the Gospel According to Mark 14:53-16:20. The pages are numbered 78 to 90. This is the last installment of the Mark adaptation. Brown's adaptation of Matthew begins in the next issue.

The Fur Bag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Indexer Notes

Handlettered by Chester Brown. Chester writes "I had two pages in Honk #1 (Fantagraphics), two pages in Prime Cuts #3 (Fantagraphics), one page in Escape #9 and seven pages in Taboo #1 (Spiderbaby)". Also mentions being in True North.

Subscribe! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The True North (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ed the Happy Clown; Mark
  2. 1. ["Tom?"]
    Ed the Happy Clown
  3. 2. Mark 14:53-16:20
    The Gospels
  4. 3. The Fur Bag
  5. 4. Subscribe!
    Post Bros.
  6. 5. The True North
  7. 6. Who Said Hell and Damnation Couldn't Be Fun!
    Stig's Inferno
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