(May 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:
Ron Lightburn
Inks:
Ron Lightburn
Colors:
Ron Lightburn

Contents (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joan Thornborough (sculptures)
Inks:
Ken Steacy (photography)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Contents page with photograph of sculpture caricatures of William P. Marks and Ken Steacy holding the Vortex logo 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 explains the absurdity of writers taking themselves too seriously in the comic book business.

Killing Dragons (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Day (Story); James Waley (Script)
Pencils:
Dan Day
Inks:
Dan Day
Letters:
Ron Kasman

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1984 Dan Day.

Studio IV (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
Synopsis:
Satire on the state of the comic book publishing industry.

Geeks Hit The Streets Comics (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

I Am a 97 lb Weakling! (Table of Contents)

Randolph Runt / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gilbert
Pencils:
Steve Gilbert
Inks:
Steve Gilbert
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Randolph Runt; Trixie Teeze; Big Jock McNutt

Indexer Notes

Satire on the Charles Atlas advertisements for body building.

Mailstrom (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joan Thornborough (sculptures)
Inks:
Ken Steacy (photography)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Fan letters from Frank Johnson, Flo Steinberg, Steve Williams, Judy Brown and Janet Shaw.

Indexer Notes

Joan Thornborough provides sculptured caricatures of William P. Marks and Ken Steacy similar to the one presented on the Table of Contents page, with the notable exception of the Vortex logo lies in shambles and both caricatures stand in disgust.

[Promotional Advertising] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 7 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

In-house ads: Mister X (comic book, Vortex Comics) Stig's Inferno [two ads] (comic book, Vortex Comics); Back Issues (comic books, Vortex Comics); Explore New Worlds of Science Fiction and the Fantastic (subscription form, Vortex Comics); What Do You Mean Stig's Inferno is SOLD OUT?!? (subscription form, Vortex Comics); Alice.Alice..Alice... (comic book, Vortex Comics)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Editorial
  4. 3. Killing Dragons
  5. 4. Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust
  6. 5. Studio IV
  7. 6. Geeks Hit The Streets Comics
  8. 7. I Am a 97 lb Weakling!
    Randolph Runt
  9. 8. Mailstrom
  10. 9. [Promotional Advertising]
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