(1976)

Gredown, 1976 Series
 
Price:
0.50 AUD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gredown Pty. Limited
Editing:
?
Color:
colour cover; black and white interior
Dimensions:
125mm x 275mm (magazine size)
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue is copyright 1976. If it was printed early in the year, these stories might all be first printings.


Adventures of Peter Hypnos (Table of Contents)

Peter Hypnos / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Phil Belbin ? (painted)
Inks:
Phil Belbin ? (painted)
Colors:
Phil Belbin ? (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

This cover is based on images from 'The Final Hole' (Peter in the tube), 'Through the Door of the Silver Key' (the catapillar composed of many beings) and 'The Monster Factory' (the juggling man with three faces and ten hands).

The Monster Factory (Table of Contents)

Peter Hypnos / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
José Beà [as Jose Bea Font] (signed); ? (translation)
Pencils:
José Beà [as Jose Bea Font] (signed)
Inks:
José Beà [as Jose Bea Font] (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
? (original editor, Selecciones Ilustradas)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Peter Hypnos; Willy Blakeney; Peter's mother
Synopsis:
On his way to school, a strange melody draws Peter to a factory that modifies humans. He meets Willy, a school friend who is enjoying having an enormous head. Willy takes Peter to the "ridicoulous-people-making factory", where he sees a man turned into a giant and others given animal heads, painlessly and for free. Peter refuses to undergo the process and flees by jumping off a roof. An enormous parachute opens from his satchel and he returns home safely, where his mother tells him to stop fantasising and wandering the streets.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"© S.I. Artists". The signature on this story is dated 1974. This translation is a distinctly different to the Warren printing, with some changes to the artwork, especially the visual depiction of musical notes that flows across a number of panels. This version is similar to the later Spanish printings, supporting a Spanish rather than a US source. Peter is called Tony at one point in the story. The spelling is British/Australian, not US (eg, 'fantasising'). The Warren version was also published in Australia by KG Murray around the same time.

Games around Reality (Table of Contents)

Peter Hypnos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
José Beà [as Beà Font] (signed); ? (translation)
Pencils:
José Beà [as Beà Font] (signed)
Inks:
José Beà [as Beà Font] (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
? (original editor, Selecciones Ilustradas)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Peter Hypnos; worm; captain; Jens; scientist; Peter's mother
Synopsis:
Peter sits on a chair and shrinks into a hole in its seat. A woodworm tells him to escape on a river, which grows to an ocean, where Peter is taken on a pirate ship. It's a school for degenerate men that removes refinement from its pupils, so Peter's thrown off for being polite. He is rescued by a scientist in a submarine who talks of the universe exploding and ominously presses a button. The leg of Peter's chair explodes and he wonders if our universe is an atom in giant chair. His mother won't listen to the story and tells him he's been suspended from school.

Indexer Notes

"© S.I. Artists". The signature on this story is dated 1976. Despite its Spanish origin, this is currently the only known printing of this story.

Through the Door of the Silver Key (Table of Contents)

Peter Hypnos / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá] (signed); ? (translation)
Pencils:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá] (signed)
Inks:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá] (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
? (original editor, Selecciones Ilustradas)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Peter Hypnos; 'strange rabbit'; painter; plant boy; tortoise; giant snail; H.P. Lovecraft; Peter's mother
Synopsis:
Wandering into a village, an artist pushes Peter into a painting when he disputes it's possible. He gets a silver key to return to reality, but a tentacle grabs it. With 2,828,336 people after the key, Peter searches with a boy who will become a plant unless he returns to reality. They ride a giant snail and a mechanical balloon to find a mountain of keys at the House of the Silver Key. The plant boy gives up and leaves with a big worm composed of many beings. H.P. Lovecraft urges Peter to try and his willingness discloses that all keys work. At home, his mother tells him to do his homework.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"© S.I. Artists". The signature on this story is dated 1974.

The translation of this story is significantly different to the version in Eerie #76, which introduces new elements to the story such as Peter's attempt to get to school on time, his trial within the painting leading to the key being confiscated, explicit references to Alice in Wonderland, and the moral about procrastination (rather than confidence). Peter's companion is called Charlie in the Warren translation and the character called H.P. Lovecraft is the guardian of confiscated keys. 'Silver Key' is the name of a 1926 Lovecraft short story.

A page has been removed from the Warren version (page 6 of this printing), with other minor changes to the artwork.

The Final Hole (Table of Contents)

Peter Hypnos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá] (signed); ? (translation)
Pencils:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá] (signed)
Inks:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá] (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
? (original editor, Selecciones Ilustradas)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Peter Hypnos; Athos; drunkard giant; factory owner; surreal characters from the mind of Isidore Grandville; Charles
Synopsis:
In a field on Sunday, Peter shrinks into a giant, attacking rose. Its occupants urge him to shrink more. He falls in a drop of water into a glass and is drunk, but is indigestible. He's expelled toward a factory making people small by compressing them and jumps from its towers, shrinking into a hand that catches him. He's congratulated for the optimism and confidence to keep shrinking. He falls to a dimension where people fight for liberty and equality, and finds the last hole. It is small, but he squeezes through to reality. His mother says she'll keep him in Sundays if he is always late.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"© S.I. Artists". The signature on this story is dated 1975.

In the Warren printing, page 11 of this story has been removed (it is basically a mirror image of page 10), with some other minor changes to the artwork. The translation is different, without much reworking. The character called Athos is called Jorum in the Warren version, including a comment by Peter after escaping the giant's intestines that he will write a story about the adventure called "Deep Brown and Jorum", a reference to a story in Eerie #68 by Jim Stenstrum and Esteban Maroto.

Short Trip to Old Age (Table of Contents)

Peter Hypnos / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá] (signed); ? (translation)
Pencils:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá] (signed)
Inks:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá] (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
? (original editor, Selecciones Ilustradas)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural-supernatural
Characters:
Peter Hypnos; chained bird; hungry man; beautiful woman; Peter's mother
Synopsis:
Peter dreams of old age, realising he will dream of youth as an old man. He frees a talking bird, and a man planning to eat the bird tries to eat Peter instead. Seeking help and covered in sauce, he is rejected as dirty. He ages to thirty and panics when kissed by a woman. He ages to sixty and meets himself as a boy, but the young Peter flees. He searches for himself, but is taken to a final resting place. The bird finds him and, in return for Peter's kindness, brings a drop of the essence of reality. Peter, young again, returns to his mother who tells him to finish his homework.

Indexer Notes

"© S.I. Artists". The signature on this story is dated 1975.

Despite its Spanish origins, this is the only known printing of this story.

The Solution in a Mirror (Table of Contents)

Peter Hypnos / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
José Beà; ? (translation)
Pencils:
José Beà
Inks:
José Beà
Letters:
?
Editing:
? (original editor, Selecciones Ilustradas)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural-supernatural
Characters:
Peter Hypnos; carnival men; Peter's mother
Synopsis:
Peter takes hold of a hand sticking out of a hole in some rocks and is drawn through the small gap, becoming stretched and distorted. The man who catches him has done his job and leaves. A creature tells him the solution is in the mirror and struggling to journey through a fantasy world in his misshapen body. When a man helps him find a mirror to see his normal body in the reflection, he is exchanged with the image and returns to reality. At home, he find his mother hurrying to take him to the house of mirrors at the fair.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"© S.I. Artists". Peter is called "Peter Hipnos" in this story.

A Walk through the Subconscious (Table of Contents)

Peter Hypnos / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá Font] (signed); ? (translation)
Pencils:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá Font] (signed)
Inks:
José Beà [as José Mª Beá Font] (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
? (original editor, Selecciones Ilustradas)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural-supernatural
Characters:
Peter Hypnos; bird; Lyla the fly; Dan; the resistence; I-Idea
Synopsis:
While fishing, a bird in Peter's can of worms and a fly beg Peter to save a drunk named Dan. The fly instructs Peter to focus on the word 'Kranth', which allows him to enter Dan's mind, moving from the conscience [sic] to the sub-conscious, dealing with symbols of resistance to Dan changing. 'I-idea' drives Peter to a wall locking in 'repressed contents' and straps dynamite to him. Peter sets it off, releasing 'unimaginable absurdities' and finding himself next to Dan, who throws his bottle away. Returning home, Peter's mother fears he has been hurt by a drunk lurking near the river.
Reprints:
  • in Colección Intermagen (Intermagen, 1985 series) #4
  • in Rambla Extra (Distrinovel, 1983 series) #1 (December 1983)

Indexer Notes

"© S.I. Artists". The access word 'Kranth' used in the story might be intended to be gibberish, but it is a Hindu boy's name meaning 'Revolution'.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Adventures of Peter Hypnos
    Peter Hypnos
  2. 1. The Monster Factory
    Peter Hypnos
  3. 2. Games around Reality
    Peter Hypnos
  4. 3. Through the Door of the Silver Key
    Peter Hypnos
  5. 4. The Final Hole
    Peter Hypnos
  6. 5. Short Trip to Old Age
    Peter Hypnos
  7. 6. The Solution in a Mirror
    Peter Hypnos
  8. 7. A Walk through the Subconscious
    Peter Hypnos
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