(March 1989)

Vortex, 1986 Series
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Price:
2.00 USD; 2.35 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

1st Issue! Ha Ha! Just Kidding. Actually it's the Fifteenth Issue. (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords:
Alternative

Indexer Notes

Says "Still only $2 or $2.35 Canadian" even though previous issue was "$1.75 or $2.25 Canadian"

Subscribe! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Matt Howarth (signed)
Inks:
Matt Howarth (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Ed (Table of Contents)

Ed the Happy Clown / comic story / 11.33 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Ed the Happy Clown; Becky
Synopsis:
Ed (disguised as Bick) goes to church with his family. Two aliens also go to church and end up abducting Kari and Priscilla (the kids).
Keywords:
Alternative

Indexer Notes

Actually 11 pages and 2 panels long.

Matthew 1:1-2:13 (Table of Contents)

Adaptation of Gospel of Matthew / comic story / 10.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
religious
Characters:
Jesus; The Wise Men; Joseph
Synopsis:
Joseph is told of Jesus' birth. Jesus is born. The wisemen come to see Jesus.
Keywords:
Biblical

Indexer Notes

Much more freely adapted than Chester Brown's adaptation of the Gospel of Mark. Actually 11 pages minus 2 panels long.

The Fur Bag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown; Bernie Mireault
Inks:
Chester Brown; Bernie Mireault
Letters:
Chester Brown; Bernie Mireault

Indexer Notes

Chester Brown drew the masthead and handlettered the letters page. Bernie Mireault drew a small picture of Bunny on the second page. Chester Brown mentions many of his sources for the adaptations of the Gospels of Mark and Matthew.

The True North (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Cerebus
Synopsis:
Ad for The True North #1 comic, including a picture of the cove

Indexer Notes

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. 1st Issue! Ha Ha! Just Kidding. Actually it's the Fifteenth Issue.
  2. 1. Subscribe!
    Post Bros.
  3. 2. Ed
    Ed the Happy Clown
  4. 3. Matthew 1:1-2:13
    Adaptation of Gospel of Matthew
  5. 4. The Fur Bag
  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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Mark Gordon
  • Jim Walls