(April 2003)

Fantagraphics, 1991 Series
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Volume:
40
Price:
19.95 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Eros Graphic Albums
ISBN:
9781560975540; 1560975547 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Michael Dowers
Color:
Color Covers, Black & White Interiors
Dimensions:
Magazine-Sized
Binding:
Softcover
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

3rd Eros collection; Reprints HARDTHROB and DAGGER OF BLOOD. John Blackburn complained at the time of publication that the color & "design" on the cover had been screwed up, resulting in a 2nd printing with both corrected. However, in the process, the text was replaced with the text from BOOK FOUR, which incorrectly states "All original, brand new material".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Colors:
John Blackburn
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Characters:
Coley Cochran; Cortland
Keywords:
adult

Coley Running Wild / Book Three: Hard Throb (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Title page / pin-up. Taken from 1st panel of page 22 of story.

Also Available in This Series (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Back issue list & indicia; contains 4th panel of 14th page of story.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Contents page & pin-up. Taken from inside-back cover promo page.

Hardthrob (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Characters:
Coley Cochran; Harry "Lance" Larue; Laura (reporter); Cort; Lon Ireland; Tom (trucker); Benchley (Coley's dog)
Synopsis:
Back from his travels, Coley has returned to California and is working on a new film with Harry. To stay out of Chief Tanner's way, he's mostly stayed around Harry's house, but is beginning to feel cooped up. Laura, a reporter hoping to snag a high-profile job, wants to interview Coley. After putting her off, Harry changes his mind and agrees. She tells her younger brother Cortland that Coley specifically invited HIM to come along. Outside the studio, Coley makes it with a trucker, Tommy, who hopes he'll see Coley again. That night, Coley, Laura & Cort watch one of Coley's movies-- in bed-- and soon things get extrememly wild. Afterwards, Cort feels he's "ruined" his relationship with his sister. To both their surprise, Coley tells Cort he really wants him, more than anyone he's ever wanted before. Cort moves in with Coley.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Story contains 1st reference to Coley's onscreen persona of "Jambo The Jungle Boy". Cover, pin-up & "Coley is hot!" promo page NOT included in this collection. Previous appearances in THE DEATHSNAKE #1-3 (Eros, August 1994-February 1995), reprinted in COLEY RUNNING WILD: Book Two: Caged Heat (Eros, August 1997); then in MEATMEN #17 (Leyland Publications, 1995).

Hardthrob, Part Two (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Characters:
Coley Cochran; Cort; Harry "Lance" Larue; Laura; Tom (trucker); Frank (Baptist)
Synopsis:
As his new relationship develops & deepens, Cortland tries to figure Coley out, but Harry tells him nobody can, nor should they. As time passes, Laura also becomes more heavily involved, as Coley's voodoo magnetism inspired them to act freer than they would on their own. Coley continues to seek adventure elsewhere, at one point hooking up again with Tommy, on another, with an evangelist who tells Coley he used to be gay, but changed, insisting Coley can as well. After a hot 3-way with him, Coley tells Cort, "At least he got my attention." Eventually, Laura tells Coley she feels he's no good for her brother, and asks Coley to let Cort go. But Coley tells Cort he never cared for her, only for Cort-- and finally admits, despite himself, that he does love Cort, and "wants him forever".
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 2. Cover, "Coley Sizzles!" pin-up & "The Heat Is On" promo page NOT included in this collection. Next appearances in MEATMEN #18 & 19 (Leyland Publications, 1996); then in DAGGER OF BLOOD #1 (Eros, January 1997).

[Dagger of Blood] (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Pin-up. Taken from inside-front cover.

Dagger of Blood (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

River of Darkness (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Characters:
Harry "Lance" Larue; Kit Cameron; Coley Cochran; Lon Ireland; Manuel (riverboat hand); Danny Navarro (bodyguard); cult member
Synopsis:
While Cort is in college, Coley, Harry, Kit & Lon travel down the Amazon River to make a new film. But Harry has an ulterior motive. He explains how, while Coley was gone for months, he learned that a member of the Cult Of Shub Niggurath (see IDOL OF FLESH) helped save Coley's life and aided the demise of the half-human Garth. This cult member gave Harry an "enchanted" dagger and intended to lead him to the Temple, but was killed by other cult members first. Rather than wait for them to attack again, Harry's decided on a pre-emptive strike, of which most of his crew know nothing. In a jungle stream, Coley & Kit have a very romantic & intense "reunion". Watching the scene is Danny Navarro, a "guide" who Harry has really hired to be Coley's bodyguard. Coley, who earlier told Lon that "under the right circumstances, anyone can be had", winds up servicing Danny after Kit leaves, and tells him he knows before long Danny will return the favor. But as they talk, a cult member watches nearby.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 6. H.P. Lovecraft tribute. Sequel to IDOL OF FLESH #2 (Eros, April 1993). Cover & promo page NOT included in this collection.

[Welcome to the Jungle] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Characters:
Esmerelda (sorceress)
Synopsis:
Esmerelda speaks to the readers about the demon Joquatoth and the dangers that await in the jungle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 6.

Hollywood and Vines (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Characters:
Curt (film crew); Kit Cameron; Coley Cochran; Lon Ireland; Harry "Lance" Larue; Danny Navarro (bodyguard); cult members; Esmerelda
Synopsis:
As filming continues, Coley has picked up a new friend-- a squirrel monkey-- and thinks he'd like to take him back to California with him. Danny discusses Coley with Harry, and wonders what makes someone gay; while, within earshot of Kit, Harry gives his opinion of women. Coley & Lon go off into the jungle to "play around". Agitated, Harry tells Danny to find them, while he makes plans to find the temple. Danny finds Coley & Lon, and true to form, quickly joins in. Kit feels it's not a good idea for Harry to go off on his own, and winds up following him. Suddenly, they're surrounded by members of the cult, who say they've captured Danny & Lon. Meanwhile, Coley is approached by Esmerelda, who says she's the "only one" who can help him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 6. Cover & title page pin-up NOT included in this collection. It's seems quite possible that at least 1 page of the story may be missing between pages 13-14 of this chapter, as the kidnapping of Danny & Lon is only described, not shown on-panel. The 2 previous reprint collections each contained a page missing from the original printings (due to lack of available space), but this volume is 16 pages shorter and is missing quite a number of "extras" (covers, pin-ups, etc.).

The Lost Temple of Tuaarkha (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Characters:
Coley Cochran; Esmerelda; cult members; Joquatoth; Harry "Lance" Larue; Nazi surgeon
Synopsis:
Esmerelda leads Coley to the temple, and says she'll tell him all she knows once he gives her what she wants. But Coley insists on taking her right then and there, in front of the temple, despite the great danger. Inside, Harry is tied up and whipped. Joquatoth feels confident Coley will come to free his friends. In another chamber, a depraved ex-Nazi scientist performs an unspeakable operation on Lon, hoping it will serve as a trial-run for helping to restore Joquatoth to full humanity. Outside, Coley roughly takes Esmerelda again and again while Joquatoth watches, his men finally assaulting Coley as he reaches the height of excitement.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 6. Possibly the most shocking & brutal episode in the entire Coley series. "Next" promo page & back-cover pin-up NOT included in this collection.

Dagger of Blood (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Intro page / pin-up.

The Curse of Joquatoth (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Characters:
Joquatoth; cult members; Coley Cochran; Harry "Lance" Larue; Kit Cameron; Nazi surgeon; Lon Ireland; Helmut (Nazi youth)
Synopsis:
Unconscious for days, Coley awakes to find himself a prisoner of the cult. Beaten, he's told by Joquatoth that Danny was eaten by the cult members-- and that the fate of Coley's friends now depends on him. Kit & Lon, meanwhile, have recovered from their seemingly-impossible sex-change operations, without even any scars-- and soon get busy with each other. Helmut has his way with Coley, then Joquatoth demands Coley choose-- life with him as his lover, or death for everyone. Coley reveals Joquatoth's horrible secret for all to see, apparently sealing their fates!
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Part 5 of 6. Cover & pin-up NOT included in this collection.

The Beast from Beyond (Table of Contents)

Coley Cochran / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
John Blackburn
Pencils:
John Blackburn
Inks:
John Blackburn
Letters:
John Blackburn

Genre:
adventure; erotica
Characters:
Joquatoth; cult members; Coley Cochran; Lon Ireland; Harry "Lance" Larue; Nazi surgeon; Kit Cameron; Tuaarkha (demon); Manuel (riverboat crewman)
Synopsis:
With both Coley & Lon strung up, Joquatoth uses the mystic dagger to call forth the demon Tuaarkha. As the monster ravishes Lon, Coley's new pet chews at his ropes, while a "transformed" Kit takes Harry as a cover for freeing him as well. Loose again, Coley engages Joquatoth in battle, as Kit & Harry escape. Stabbing Joquatoth seems to cause the nearby volcano to erupt, and Coley, Lon & his pet barely escape with their lives as the entire temple is engulfed in molten fire. As Harry tells Manuel, "Coley is very hard to kill."
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Part 6 of 6. Promo page & back-cover pin-up NOT included in this collection. Next appearances in MEATMEN #20, 21, 22 (Leyland Publications, September 1997, December 1997, November 1998), then COLEY RUNNING WILD: Book Four: Destiny Coast (Eros, May 1999).

The Eros Comix Library (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
various
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
various
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Ad / other books from Eros & text describing this book. Text incorrectly describes HARDTHROB as taking place "in the Bayou swamps of Louisiana"; the entire story takes place in and around Seaside, California.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Coley Cochran
  2. 1. Coley Running Wild / Book Three: Hard Throb
    Coley Cochran
  3. 2. Also Available in This Series
    Coley Cochran
  4. 3. Table of Contents
    Coley Cochran
  5. 4. Hardthrob
    Coley Cochran
  6. 5. Hardthrob, Part Two
    Coley Cochran
  7. 6. [Dagger of Blood]
    Coley Cochran
  8. 7. Dagger of Blood
    Coley Cochran
  9. 8. River of Darkness
    Coley Cochran
  10. 9. [Welcome to the Jungle]
    Coley Cochran
  11. 10. Hollywood and Vines
    Coley Cochran
  12. 11. The Lost Temple of Tuaarkha
    Coley Cochran
  13. 12. Dagger of Blood
    Coley Cochran
  14. 13. The Curse of Joquatoth
    Coley Cochran
  15. 14. The Beast from Beyond
    Coley Cochran
  16. 15. The Eros Comix Library
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