(March 1984)

Vortex, 1982 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.95 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vortex Magazine
Brand:
Vortex Comics
Editing:
Ken Steacy
Color:
Color Covers; Black and White Interiors
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jamie Hernandez
Colors:
?

Genre:
humour; science fiction

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Jacques
Inks:
Bob Jacques
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents with illustration and indicia information at bottom of page.

Editorial (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ken Steacy
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ken Steacy discusses his new position as editor for Vortex Magazine and his opinion on the new series Mister X.

Return of the ZZIK (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; science fiction
Characters:
Franky Ochoa; Kitten Ochoa; Alien ZZIK; Delivery Man
Synopsis:
The ZZIK have announced they are returning to Earth to negotiate a business deal. They want to buy half the moon or something.
Reprints:

Studio II (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeffrey Morgan
Pencils:
Jeffrey Morgan
Inks:
Jeffrey Morgan
Letters:
Jeffrey Morgan
Editing:
Jeffrey Morgan

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Machine Rock; Ken Spacey; Bill Sparks

Indexer Notes

Satire on the trials and tribulations of comic book publishing.

The Big Bad Steppenwolf and the 3 Little Pigs in 1 (Table of Contents)

Jean-Paul; Franz / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
John Van Bruggen
Pencils:
Anthony Van Bruggen
Inks:
John Van Bruggen
Letters:
Thom Grignon

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

A bizarre adaptation of the story of the Three Little Pigs.

Mailstrom (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Fan letters from Mark Shainblum, Ed Black, Lou Stathis and Jay Kennedy.

[Promotional Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

In-house advertisements: Mister X Sighted (comic book Vortex Magazine); We're Gonna Go Way Out! (subscription promo, Vortex Magazine)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Editorial
  4. 3. Return of the ZZIK
  5. 4. Studio II
  6. 5. The Big Bad Steppenwolf and the 3 Little Pigs in 1
    Jean-Paul; Franz
  7. 6. Mailstrom
  8. 7. [Promotional Advertisements]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steven Samuels
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mark Gordon
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mark Gordon
  • Peter Croome