(1987)

Last Gasp, 1978 Series
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Volume:
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Price:
2.50 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Last Gasp
Brand:
Last Gasp
ISBN:
0-86719-177-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Paul Mavrides; Jay Kinney (Assoc. Editor)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Limited Seies

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["Just Say Yes To..."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Mavrides
Inks:
Paul Mavrides
Colors:
Paul Mavrides
Letters:
Paul Mavrides

Synopsis:
Cavemen brandishing golfclubs, phone receivers and hammers tromp over a wasteland of skulls, computers, and keyboards and gaze at decaying skyscrapers in a post-civilization world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A heavily doctored Charles R. Knight painting is probably the skeletal underpinning for this image. Half-toned stats used in its production were done with the assistance of Processed World, a radical magazine of the era.

[The Conspiracy District Court Star-Chamber: Northern District of Eco-Topia] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Mavrides
Letters:
Paul Mavrides

Synopsis:
Introduction to the artists and stories in the issue in the guise of an indictment of "the Anarchy Comics Collective," a fictitious entity representing the contributors to the issue.
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Indexer Notes

The "indictment" is signed by "Winston P. Smith, Conspiracy Attorney," an ironic reference to the protagonist of George Orwell's 1984.

Armageddon Outtahere! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Mavrides; Jay Kinney
Pencils:
Paul Mavrides; Jay Kinney
Inks:
Paul Mavrides; Jay Kinney
Letters:
J

Characters:
Bud Tuttle; Dritz Bodkin; Jesus; Mary Magdalene; the Anti-Christ; a cast of millions
Synopsis:
Mistakenly thinking the world is ending, Tuttle and Bodkin lock themselves in an underground survivalist chamber, only to re-emerge 10 years later when the real end-of-the-world is unleashed.
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Indexer Notes

Tuttle and Bodkin had appeared in previous Kinney-Mavrides strips and Tuttle originated in a Kinney-Sonntag strip in Occult Laff-Parade in 1973.

[On the Night of March 3 1982...] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Cliff Harper
Pencils:
Cliff Harper
Inks:
Cliff Harper
Letters:
Cliff Harper

Synopsis:
First 3 pages are a mostly-wordless depiction of a teenager's petrol-bombing of a police station in a London suburb in 1982 (which caused no loss of life and little damage). The final page is a mostly text summary of the subsequent fall-out which included the perpetrator's hanging himself in custody.
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You Rule the World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Dog
Pencils:
Norman Dog
Inks:
Norman Dog
Letters:
Norman Dog

Synopsis:
A discontinuous sequence of panels showing different choices culminating in the protagonist ruling the world, as he is the only one left.
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1871 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre:
history
Characters:
Emperor Napoleon III; Jacques; Raymond; Leon Gambetta; Cleric; Claire LaPorte; Raoul; Monsieur Renoir
Synopsis:
A dramatized historical strip about the Paris Commune and its fate.
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Public Enemy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Melinda Gebbie
Pencils:
Melinda Gebbie
Inks:
Melinda Gebbie
Letters:
Melinda Gebbie

Synopsis:
A semi-allegorical account of the bust, impounding, and destruction of the artists' solo comic, Frescazizis, in the 1980s in the UK.
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Mr. Helpful (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Dog
Pencils:
Norman Dog
Inks:
Norman Dog
Letters:
Norman Dog

Synopsis:
Recursive tale of a wish to help world hunger delayed by the desire for a "little snack."
Reprints:

Confirm your worst suspicions with Anarchy Comics (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Mavrides
Pencils:
Paul Mavrides
Inks:
Paul Mavrides
Letters:
Paul Mavrides

Indexer Notes

House ad occupying the left half of page 34.

Executive Terrorism (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
S. Zorca
Pencils:
Paul Mavrides (spot illo)
Inks:
Paul Mavrides (spot illo)
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story occupies right side of page 34 and left side of adjoining page 35.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for 4 issues of Anarchy Comics with ordering coupon.

Indexer Notes

Occupies the right side of page 35.

Korporate-Rex (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Diggs
Pencils:
R. Diggs
Inks:
R. Diggs
Letters:
R. Diggs

Synopsis:
Allegorical strip of international corporations as battling dinosaurs
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Anarchy = Panarchy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry S. Robins
Pencils:
Harry S. Robins
Inks:
Harry S. Robins
Letters:
Harry S. Robins

Synopsis:
Intricate rhyming strip riffing on the meaning of the word "anarchy".
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["The Federation of Planets extends greetings to Planet Earth and its people"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Byron Werner
Pencils:
Byron Werner
Inks:
Byron Werner
Letters:
Byron Werner

Synopsis:
Infant convinces arriving aliens that Earth's inhabitants are too primitive to wisely use the aliens' offer of advanced technological knowledge. They depart.
Reprints:

Cover-up Lowdown (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Mavrides; Jay Kinney
Pencils:
Paul Mavrides
Inks:
Paul Mavrides; Jay Kinney
Letters:
Jay Kinney

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Satire of the international arms market, featuring a character reminiscent of Fat Freddy of the Freak Brothers.

Greetings from Hiroshima, Japan (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Mavrides
Inks:
Paul Mavrides
Colors:
Paul Mavrides
Letters:
Paul Mavrides

Synopsis:
Mock 'souvenir" postcard of Hiroshima after the U.S. Atomic attack
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Indexer Notes

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