(Summer 1988)

Fantagraphics, 1988 Series
Price:
2.25 USD; 3.40 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
Leonard Rifas

Comics Warp Our Vision (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Dog
Inks:
Norman Dog
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Editorial (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
Leonard Rifas
Inks:
Leonard Rifas (ink wash ?)
Letters:
Leonard Rifas (ink brush)

Characters:
Leonard Rifas

Itchy Planet number 2 (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, production credits and indicia with two small-size images of Ethiopian wall stencils. A brief side note indicates that the topic for the never-published fourth issue was to have been "Green Cities."

Travelling Exhibit Celebrates Universal Power of Art and Humor (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Announces a travelling exhibition between Soviet and American cartoonists. Includes three unsigned images.

Reviews (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Indexer Notes

Reviews of "Tales from the Heart" (Cindy Goff, Rafael Nieves, Seitu Hayden (Entropy Enterprises)) and "Streetwise," an Australian comics series. Includes small full-page samples of each. Also briefly mentions Michigan State University's "Comic Art Collection" newsletter

Mini • Forum (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Avenger; Blindeye the Sailor

Indexer Notes

Letters from Kjartan Arnorsson (Allston, MA) and Donnie Jupiter (Sacramento, CA). Includes a complete comic story from each - "The Avenger Who Has a Message of Hope" and "Blindeye the Sailor Man in the Persian Gulf"

Duopoly (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Thorkelson
Pencils:
Nick Thorkelson
Inks:
Nick Thorkelson
Letters:
Nick Thorkelson

Characters:
Little Lulu (unnamed single-panel silent cameo); Plastic Man (unnamed single-panel cameo); Superman; Harvey Kurtzman (small-size caption illustration); Captain Marbles; Superduperman; Spider-Man; Gardner Fox; The Shadow (single-panel cameo); Batman; Art Young (single-panel silent cameo); Tom Yeates (single-panel silent cameo); J. Jonah Jameson; Peter Parker; Ruby the Girl Wonder
Synopsis:
A critique of the mainstream comic book industry.

Novice in a Comics Shop (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Dougan (signed)
Pencils:
Michael Dougan (signed)
Inks:
Michael Dougan (signed)
Letters:
Michael Dougan (signed)

The Image of Arabs in U.S. Comic Books (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Synopsis:
Criticizes the rampant racist depictions of Arabs in the U.S. mainstream comic book scene.

Indexer Notes

Includes fourteen small-size sample comic panels. Some of the identifiable artists from these are Hergé (from a Tintin story), Jim Aparo and Basil Wolverton. Stories explicitly identified as having racist elements are "Lois' Dream Scoop!" from Superman Family #198, "Prison of the Mind" from Weird War Tales #83, "The Foreign Legion Hare" from Four Color #407, "Checkmate" from Action Comics #598 and "Wild Rose" from Punisher #7 (March 1988).

Busted (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joyce Farmer
Pencils:
Joyce Farmer
Inks:
Joyce Farmer
Letters:
Joyce Farmer

Characters:
Joyce Farmer; Undercover Cop; Mild-Mannered Academic; Pregnant Wife; Reporter; Evie; A.C.L.U. Attorney
Synopsis:
Joyce recounts the legal difficulties she faced after Tits & Clits #1 was published.
Reprints:

Sexism in Comics - The Conspiracy of Regurgitation (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener [as M. Fleener]
Pencils:
Mary Fleener [as M. Fleener]
Inks:
Mary Fleener [as M. Fleener]
Letters:
Mary Fleener [as M. Fleener]

Characters:
Dick; Jane

The Mongrel Dog is Free! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden]
Pencils:
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden]
Inks:
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden]
Letters:
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Kick That Habit Maan (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marc Campos [as M. Campos]
Pencils:
Marc Campos [as M. Campos]
Inks:
Marc Campos [as M. Campos]
Letters:
Marc Campos [as M. Campos]

Characters:
Marc Campos; Marc's Wife

Meanwhile: Down in the Meadow (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Driggs [as R. Diggs]
Pencils:
Harry Driggs [as R. Diggs]
Inks:
Harry Driggs [as R. Diggs]
Letters:
Harry Driggs [as R. Diggs]

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Reprints:

1988: Ethiopian Famine Returns to the Headlines (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Criticizes Marvel & DC's "Heroes for Hope" and "Heroes Against Hunger" famine relief comic books

Dog Jaw! (Table of Contents)

Dog Boy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Lafler (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Lafler (signed)
Inks:
Steve Lafler (signed)
Letters:
Steve Lafler (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dog Boy; Rupert Murdoch
Synopsis:
Dog Boy bites Murdoch and sets on fire a few executives from New World Pictures, Inc.