(May 1987)

Fantagraphics, 1986 Series
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Price:
3.50 USD; 5.25 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson (Consulting Editor); R. Fiore (Contributing Editor); Kim Fryer (Contributing Editor)
Color:
black & white with colour covers
Dimensions:
US magazine size - 10.75" x 8.25" (27.3 cm x 20.95 cm)
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

1st printing: April 1987


[Victorian Murders] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Prime Cuts Words & Pictures (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents plus a quote from Natalia Ginzberg

The Abominable Mrs. Pearcey (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Rick Geary
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
Rick Geary

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mrs. Mary Eleanor Pearcey; Frank Hogg; Phoebe Hogg; Clara Hogg
Synopsis:
The story details the 1890 Hampstead murder of a housewife and her baby.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
José Antonio Muñoz
Inks:
José Antonio Muñoz
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Distributor list, production and indicia credits. Subscription offer for Prime Cuts with the following issue's cover shown.

The Final Curtain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Deitch
Pencils:
Kim Deitch
Inks:
Kim Deitch
Letters:
Kim Deitch

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Maxine Morgan; Phil Morgan; Chorus Girl
Synopsis:
The story of a deceased spirit that takes revenge on a philandering husband.
Reprints:

["The following six pages contain a sampling of the sort of dubious joys to be found"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Woodring
Pencils:
Jim Woodring
Inks:
Jim Woodring
Letters:
Jim Woodring

Synopsis:
Frontispiece to the following six pages. Announcement of the 1987 Jim series from Fantagraphics. The illustration shows a bald man with large eyebrows.

Jim Today (Table of Contents)

Jim / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Woodring
Pencils:
Jim Woodring
Inks:
Jim Woodring
Letters:
Jim Woodring

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Four text pieces and two small illustrations are on these pages. The title of the pieces are "Glorious Lineage Continues," "Alien Life Found in Chinese Gruel," "A Public Service Announcement," and "Major Disappointment."
Reprints:
  • in Jim (Fantagraphics, 1987 Series) #?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jim / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Woodring
Inks:
Jim Woodring

Synopsis:
Illustration of a farm strewn with debris. A grinning goat and a standing cow wearing overalls are in the foreground.
Reprints:
  • in Jim (Fantagraphics, 1987 Series) #?

[""When are we going to be there?" Susan asked the shadowy parent"] (Table of Contents)

Jim / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Woodring
Pencils:
Jim Woodring
Inks:
Jim Woodring
Letters:
Jim Woodring

Characters:
Susan; Mother; Grandmother; Grandpa
Synopsis:
Story is about a girl who is driven to a farm to visit her grandparents. Five small illustrations included.
Reprints:
  • in Jim (Fantagraphics, 1987 Series) #?

Mysteries of the Flesh (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Burns
Pencils:
Charles Burns
Inks:
Charles Burns
Letters:
Charles Burns

Synopsis:
The first chapter revealing the findings of a theory called "Mysteries of the Flesh" by the narrator.

A Night in the Woods (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Djuna Barnes
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Trenchard; Jennie; Pontz
Synopsis:
The American writer's story about a married couple who after thirty years of marriage are sent to jail.

Would You Like to Have Sex With This Magazine? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Sacco
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Subscription promo for Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy.

Room of One's Own (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William Clark
Pencils:
William Clark
Inks:
William Clark
Letters:
William Clark

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
The story satirizes the very high cost of living in big cities.

[Arcade #6] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Synopsis:
The drawing is of a fox in suit and tie sitting next to a tree named "Madison Ave." The fox is sitting with an open book.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the front cover to one of Crumb's self-published fanzines from the early sixties. Not to be confused with the Seventies anthology series.

[Arcade #4] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Synopsis:
The image shows a shirtless fat man sitting on several sacks of money, surrounded by several dozen men brandishing swords. It is titled "The American Revolution of 1960"
Reprints:

[Arcade #5] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Synopsis:
The image is of an almost completely sunken ship with several people on the topmost point. The ship's name is "Bigotry and Racial Prejudice."
Reprints:

R. Crumb's Animal Town Comics (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Fritz the Cat; Sniff the Panda; Mr. Denny; Flossy the Panda; Mae
Synopsis:
Fritz and his married friends were planning to have a picnic. Unfortunately, the couple's arguing puts a damper on it. Later on, Fritz gets into some trouble when he grabs a bunch of helium balloons.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story is dated May 4, 1961.

Consumer Decisions: A Lifetime Commitment (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Dougan
Pencils:
Michael Dougan
Inks:
Michael Dougan
Letters:
Michael Dougan

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Social commentary on consumerism.

Contributors (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Brief blurbs on the creators

Call of the Spirit (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
religious
Characters:
Jesus; Joseph; Mary
Synopsis:
An enigmatic tale taken from the Gnostic manuscript "Pistis Sophia." A child looking just like Jesus arrives at Joseph and Mary's house. Jesus, who has been working nearby, states that he's been waiting for him.
Reprints:

Treasure of the Lost Empire Chapter 3 (Table of Contents)

Treasure of the Lost Empire / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Mitch Manzer
Pencils:
Mitch Manzer
Inks:
Mitch Manzer
Letters:
Mitch Manzer

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Will; Buddy Smudley; Rory Randall; Dick Pritkin; Cindy Lou
Synopsis:
While Rory takes a swig of the poisoned drink, Buddy may have had a change of heart. But his doubts may have come too late.

["Comb (Large-Toothed): Makes the hair fall out."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
More selections from Flaubert's work. Includes a single drawing from Geary. Covers from "Comb" to "Defeat"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
José Antonio Muñoz [as José Muñoz]
Inks:
José Antonio Muñoz [as José Muñoz]
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Promo for Fantagraphic's Sinner magazine.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Promo for Love & Rockets #21 and #22.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Victorian Murders]
  2. 1. Prime Cuts Words & Pictures
  3. 2. The Abominable Mrs. Pearcey
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Final Curtain
  6. 5. ["The following six pages contain a sampling of the sort of dubious joys to be found"]
  7. 6. Jim Today
    Jim
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jim
  9. 8. [""When are we going to be there?" Susan asked the shadowy parent"]
    Jim
  10. 9. Mysteries of the Flesh
  11. 10. A Night in the Woods
  12. 11. Would You Like to Have Sex With This Magazine?
  13. 12. Room of One's Own
  14. 13. [Arcade #6]
  15. 14. [Arcade #4]
  16. 15. [Arcade #5]
  17. 16. R. Crumb's Animal Town Comics
  18. 17. Consumer Decisions: A Lifetime Commitment
  19. 18. Contributors
  20. 19. Call of the Spirit
  21. 20. Treasure of the Lost Empire Chapter 3
    Treasure of the Lost Empire
  22. 21. ["Comb (Large-Toothed): Makes the hair fall out."]
    Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven Samuels
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Frank Plowright
  • Christopher Day