(September 1982)

Fantagraphics, 1982 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
Gary Groth
Color:
black and white with color covers
Dimensions:
8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

This issue has four separate printings. All printings subsequent to the first one list "Fall 1982" rather than "September 1982" in the indicia, which is another way to verify that an issue isn't a first print, for those who aren't sure what the various cover prices for the various printings were.

The second printing, dated October 1987, has a cover price of $3.50 and is the only one that marks itself boldly as a second printing in traditional comic book indicia style and does so immediately after the Fall '82 cover date.

The third printing, dated February 1992, has a $3.95 cover price.

Due to a misprint, the indicia for the fourth printing instead states that it's a fifth printing. That one is dated May 1995 with a $4.95 price.

The information regarding the exact printing and release date is found towards the end of the indicia in these subsequent printings.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Colors:
Peppy White

Reprints:

O, what a wonderful book it is! (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gary Groth
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page introduction by Groth. Publishing credits and table of contents, plus indicia make up the remainder of it.

BEM: Chapter 1 (Table of Contents)

Bem / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
Drama; Adventure; Science Fiction
Characters:
Leonore; Leonore's Friend; Bem; Harold Penis; Bob Zitz; Bobo; Peter; Luba; Mr. Radium; Echo; Roxanne; Paulo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's story "Mechan-X". It starts on page 3 and ends on page 10. The second chapter resumes on page 19.

Luba's appearance in this story is largely considered out-of-continuity with her later appearances.

Mechan-X (Table of Contents)

Maggie and Hopey / comic story / 7.85 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Rand Race; Duke; Tall Tracker; Penny Century
Synopsis:
Maggie is hired to work with the pro-solar mechanic Rand Race. Tall Tracker attacks Race to get him to rebuild a robot army but Maggie saves the day.
Reprints:

La Chota (Table of Contents)

La Chota / comic story / 0.15 page (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Characters:
La Chota
Reprints:

BEM: Chapter 2 (Table of Contents)

Bem / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
Drama; Adventure; Science Fiction
Characters:
Leonore; Mr. Radium; Cha Cha Charlie
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's vignettes "Barrio Huerta" and "Penny Century, You're Fired!". The third chapter resumes on page 29.

Barrio Huerta (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Genre:
Drama
Characters:
Duke Morales (off-panel)
Reprints:

Penny Century, You're Fired!! (Table of Contents)

Penny Century / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Herandez

Characters:
Penny Century
Reprints:

BEM: Chapter 3 (Table of Contents)

Bem / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
Drama; Adventure; Science Fiction
Characters:
Luba; Peter; Patrice; Roxanne; Paulo; Bem
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's story "How To Kill A...". Then another one of Gilbert's stories, "Music for Monsters" begins, before resuming BEM with the fourth chapter, on page 47.

How To Kill a... (By Isabel Ruebens) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Characters:
Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]
Reprints:

[Music for Monsters I] (Table of Contents)

Bang and Inez / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
Science Fiction; Humor
Characters:
Bang; Inez; Vivik; El Creepo Perverto; Woman with Convertible
Reprints:

BEM: Chapter 4 (Table of Contents)

Bem / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
Drama; Adventure; Science Fiction
Characters:
Leonore; Mr. Radium; Paulo/Bem; Luba; Cuate; Leonore
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's story "Locas Tambien". The fifth and final chapter of BEM is picked up on page 59.

["Thirty-five dollars and a six pack to my name..."] (Table of Contents)

Locas Tambien / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]
Reprints:

BEM: Chapter 5 (Table of Contents)

Bem / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
Drama; Adventure; Science Fiction
Characters:
Leonore; Luba; Paulo/Bem; Mr. Radium
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This chapter concludes the saga of BEM.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
Typeset

Love 'y' Rockets (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors:
Peppy White
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Characters:
Errata Stigmata
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. O, what a wonderful book it is!
  3. 2. BEM: Chapter 1
    Bem
  4. 3. Mechan-X
    Maggie and Hopey
  5. 4. La Chota
    La Chota
  6. 5. BEM: Chapter 2
    Bem
  7. 6. Barrio Huerta
  8. 7. Penny Century, You're Fired!!
    Penny Century
  9. 8. BEM: Chapter 3
    Bem
  10. 9. How To Kill a... (By Isabel Ruebens)
  11. 10. [Music for Monsters I]
    Bang and Inez
  12. 11. BEM: Chapter 4
    Bem
  13. 12. ["Thirty-five dollars and a six pack to my name..."]
    Locas Tambien
  14. 13. BEM: Chapter 5
    Bem
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. Love 'y' Rockets
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