(February 1990)

Fantagraphics, 1989 Series
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Price:
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
Gary Groth (Editor-in-Chief); Kim Thompson (Consulting Editor)
Color:
Color Covers, Black and White Interiors
Dimensions:
10.75" x 8.25" (27.3 cm x 20.95 cm)
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going

Issue Notes

1st printing: January 1990


["Heh heh heh"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Ollswang [as Paul Andrew Ollswang] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Ollswang [as Paul Andrew Ollswang] (signed)
Colors:
Paul Ollswang [as Paul Andrew Ollswang] (signed)
Letters:
Paul Ollswang [as Paul Andrew Ollswang] (signed)

Characters:
Rube [Reuben “Beans” Bupkes]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

an ad for the Fantagraphics “World War 3 Illustrated” anthology

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; Mark Lewis; Ward Kimball; Wynne Evans; Franquin; Gil Jordan; Jacques Tardi; Rick Geary
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; Mark Lewis; Ward Kimball; Wynne Evans; Franquin; Gil Jordan; Jacques Tardi; Rick Geary
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

includes nine small illustrations taken from the story contents

Memories of Doofer (Table of Contents)

Tales of McEarth / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang; Taft Chatham
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; Taft Chatham; Jim Carpenter
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; Taft Chatham; Jim Carpenter
Letters:
Taft Chatham

Characters:
Uncle Obie Jacoby; Ooblianda; Rufus Doofer; Lucy Doofer; Ed; Bozo; Del; Herr K.; Nicole Muskmelon; Jimmy Muskmelon; Vern Clydesdale; Rube [Reuben “Beans” Bupkes]; Mr. Slocni; Jimmy; Natter-Bird #1; Natter Bird #2; Mr. Knowzit; Dog Bardo; Rabnor; Paul Ollswang; Taft Chatham; Jim Carpenter

Indexer Notes

One strand in the story involves an "information revolution" that had reached its peak in 1997. "Earth had become one great interconnected mind." An ad jingle called "google-oh" invented by a teen whiz-kid stripped words of all their meaning, causing anyone who listened to it to be held in its thrall. "Survivors remembered the time before as little more than a vivid dream. Things were never the same again....."

TV Saturdays (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Lewis
Pencils:
Mark Lewis
Inks:
Mark Lewis
Letters:
Mark Lewis

Characters:
Orson Welles (cameo); Klaatu (cameo); Gort (cameo); Tor Johnson (cameo)

[“Come quick! Your self-generating headlamps are beginning to self-generate!”] (Table of Contents)

Asinine Alley / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ward Kimball
Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball
Letters:
Ward Kimball

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Asinine Alley / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ward Kimball
Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball
Letters:
Ward Kimball

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A trio of costumed trick-or-treaters are given assorted spare parts as a treat
Reprints:
  • from ?

Hazards of the Road... (Table of Contents)

Asinine Alley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ?

In the Days Before Trailers They Had Tent Camping... (Table of Contents)

Great Moments in Automobile History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ?

Asinine Album or Summer Touring With Me and Bill - (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ward Kimball
Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball
Letters:
Ward Kimball

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ?

[“They Warned Us About a Fork in the Road!”] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ward Kimball
Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball
Letters:
Ward Kimball

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ?

Axe of the Apostles (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Andrew Langridge
Pencils:
Roger Langridge
Inks:
Roger Langridge
Letters:
Roger Langridge

Genre:
humor

Mary Worthless (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Wynne Evans
Pencils:
Wynne Evans
Inks:
Wynne Evans
Letters:
Wynne Evans

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mary Worthless; Simon; Jenny; Ken Kendall

Indexer Notes

A series of thirty-four four-panel strips in this sharp send-up of the Mary Worth series

[“Huh...? Oh-! Finally! Mr. Groff's phone is ringin'!”] (Table of Contents)

Gaston Lagaffe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Franquin; Dwight R. Decker (translation)
Pencils:
Franquin
Inks:
Franquin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gomer Goof [Gaston Lagaffe]; Mr. Groff
Reprints:
  • from ?

Graphic Story Quarterly (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gil Jordan
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A list of several worthwhile comics or comics-related publications

What Has Gone Before (Table of Contents)

recap / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kim Thompson
Pencils:
Jacques Tardi
Inks:
Jacques Tardi
Letters:
typeset

[“The cop-driver found himself a seat at the bar – no doubt to keep an eye out for”] (Table of Contents)

Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Malet; Jacques Tardi; Kim Thompson (translation)
Pencils:
Jacques Tardi
Inks:
Jacques Tardi
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Floromond Faroux; Nestor Burma; Inspector Fabre; Covet; Dolores; Belita Morales; Abel Benoit [Albert Lenantais]
Reprints:

M (Table of Contents)

Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gustave Flaubert
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

From “Macadam” to “Mob.” Includes an illustration for “Mandolin.”

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

ads for “Graphic Story Monthly” and “Blab!”