(March 1990)

Fantagraphics, 1986 Series
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Price:
4.95 USD; 5.95 CAD
Pages:
84
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
Kim Thompson
Color:
Color covers; Blank and White interiors
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia states "Critters #50, March, 1990" and laters says "First printing: December 1989".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Macklin (painting)(signed)
Inks:
Ken Macklin (painting)(signed)
Colors:
Ken Macklin (painting)(signed)
Letters:
Freddy Milton (logo design); Ingo Milton (logo)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Keywords:
cowboys; gila monsters; horses

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Lintzen
Inks:
Frank Lintzen
Letters:
Frank Lintzen

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Contents page with illustration by Frank Lintzen and indicia information.

The Last Editorial (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Kim Thompson
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

editorial

The Turnaround (Table of Contents)

Teddy Payne / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ty Templeton
Pencils:
Ty Templeton
Inks:
Ty Templeton
Letters:
Ty Templeton

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Teddy Payne
Synopsis:
Teddy Payne gets thrown out by his girlfriend.

The Beast With Five Toes (Table of Contents)

Fission Chicken / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
J. P. Morgan
Pencils:
J. P. Morgan
Inks:
J. P. Morgan
Letters:
J. P. Morgan

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
The Foot of Vuvumba; Fission Chicken; Skip Squirrelhard
Synopsis:
Demon foot escapes & causes chaos.

Autumn Adventure (Table of Contents)

Neil the Horse / text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Arn Saba
Pencils:
Arn Saba
Inks:
Arn Saba
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Neil the Horse; West Wind; North Wind; Mam'selle Poupée; Soapy; Tony
Synopsis:
Neil spends fall day exploring farm and forest.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated children's story.

["What'cha planting Ambrose?"] (Table of Contents)

Ambrose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William Van Horn
Pencils:
William Van Horn
Inks:
William Van Horn
Letters:
William Van Horn

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Colby; Ambrose
Synopsis:
Ambrose plants a garden.

Uncle Erf (Table of Contents)

Mad Raccoons / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Cathy Hill
Pencils:
Cathy Hill
Inks:
Cathy Hill
Letters:
Cathy Hill

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Uncle Erf; Aunt Pansy; Ezry
Synopsis:
Uncle Erf and Aunt Pansy have a fight.

Onomatopoeia (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Todd Rundgren (lyrics); Scott Shaw! (comic adaptation)
Pencils:
Scott Shaw!
Inks:
Scott Shaw!
Letters:
Scott Shaw!

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dogzilla; Duckula; Harpo Marx (spoof); Dr. Pointer S. Toxin; Three Stooges (spoof); Hog's Pig Boy; You-All Gibbon

Indexer Notes

Comics adaptation of Todd Rundgren song. Originally appeared on The Hermit of Mink Hollow album (Rhino Records, 1978).

In Cold Milk (Table of Contents)

Jack Hammer / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tim Fuller
Pencils:
Tim Fuller
Inks:
Tim Fuller
Letters:
Tim Fuller

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; detective-mystery
Characters:
Jack Hammer
Synopsis:
Jack Hammer hunts a cereal killer.

Indexer Notes

Spoofs of several cereal advertisement characters.

The Damned Don't Dance (Table of Contents)

Sam & Max / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Purcell
Pencils:
Steve Purcell
Inks:
Steve Purcell
Letters:
L. Lois Buhalis

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Sam; Max

Indexer Notes

Christmas story.

Dippy Ditties (Table of Contents)

Inky and Stinky / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stephen DeStefano
Pencils:
Stephen DeStefano
Inks:
Stephen DeStefano
Letters:
Stephen DeStefano

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Inky; Stinky; Johnny Depp; Hasty Pudding; Bing Crosby's Horse; Stephen DeStefano
Synopsis:
Inky and Stinky join race.
Keywords:
surreal

["Look Colby, the weed of crime."] (Table of Contents)

Ambrose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William Van Horn
Pencils:
William Van Horn
Inks:
William Van Horn
Letters:
William Van Horn

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Ambrose; Colby

Indexer Notes

A Shadow spoof.

Yurei (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
occult; anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo
Synopsis:
Usagi Yojimbo meets a vengeful ghost.

Why I Left the Navy! (Table of Contents)

Captain Jack / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Kazaleh
Pencils:
Mike Kazaleh
Inks:
Mike Kazaleh
Letters:
Mike Kazaleh

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters:
Captain Jack

Indexer Notes

Star Trek spoof.

["What are you doing, Colby?"] (Table of Contents)

Ambrose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William Van Horn
Pencils:
William Van Horn
Inks:
William Van Horn
Letters:
William Van Horn

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Ambrose; Colby
Synopsis:
Ambrose models for Colby.

The Sugar Cube Blues (Table of Contents)

Mad Raccoons / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Cathy Hill (lyrics and music)
Pencils:
Cathy Hill
Inks:
Cathy Hill
Letters:
Cathy Hill

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Illustrated song score.

The Totally True to Life 10:15 p.m. McDonald's Drive-Thru Window Caper! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Ty Templeton
Pencils:
Ty Templeton (layouts); Bernie Mireault
Inks:
Ty Templeton
Letters:
Bernie Mireault

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Ty Templeton; Lisa; Bernie Mireault
Synopsis:
Ty Templeton tries to get pedestrian service from a McDonald's drive-thru window.

Indexer Notes

Funny animal depiction of a real story.

A Night at the Beanery (Table of Contents)

Hooto, Clucko, and Honko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Engel
Pencils:
Jim Engel
Inks:
Jim Engel
Letters:
Jim Engel

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Hooto; Clucko; Honko

Indexer Notes

Marx Brothers spoof.

L'amour or Less (Table of Contents)

Plato Potts / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Gray
Pencils:
Doug Gray
Inks:
Doug Gray
Letters:
Doug Gray

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Plato Potts; Melinda; Nemo; Floyd; Big Bob
Synopsis:
Plato Potts gets a note from a secret admirer.

The Story of Beef! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Martin
Pencils:
Mark Martin
Inks:
Mark Martin
Letters:
typeset by Ben Burford

Genre:
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Criticism of cattle industry and slaughterhouse practices.

If Man Were Meant To Be Flies ... (Table of Contents)

Grootlore / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Gullerud
Pencils:
Peter Gullerud
Inks:
Peter Gullerud
Letters:
Peter Gullerud

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Vippen; Noodles
Synopsis:
Vippen makes a fly-powered aeroplane.

It's Cat 'N' Dog! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Engel
Pencils:
Jim Engel ? [as Boris Tutiers]
Inks:
Jim Engel ? [as Boris Tutiers]
Letters:
Jim Engel

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Claimed to be an English-language version of original strip done by Serbian cartoonist Boris Tutiers; Serbian version claimed to be first published in 1967 in Serbian comic weekly Kreeturs; indicia suggests that Boris Tutiers is a hoax.

Xmass Blitz-Kringle (Table of Contents)

Cutie Bunny / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joshua Quagmire
Pencils:
Joshua Quagmire
Inks:
Dick Glass; Fatty Tubbins
Letters:
Joshua Quagmire?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Kelly O'Hare; Domino; Bingo; Cutie Bunny (Heather Ap-Glendowner); Al; Al; Taffy; Vicky Feldhyser (Ashtoreth); Joshua Quagmire; Fatty Tubbins; Heidi; Gran'ma Phooby; Etsuko; Josef Stalin; Howdy Ivan; Leedle Svetlana; Erwin Rommel; Purple Puffle; Matilda

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Neil the Horse / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arn Saba
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Quote from Neil the Horse story in this issue, dedicated to the memory of Jay Ward and C.C. Beck.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Two page back issue list for Fantagraphics funny animal comics. Black and white house ad for "The Eye Of Mongombo".

Catnippon (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
Tom Luth
Letters:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. The Last Editorial
  4. 3. The Turnaround
    Teddy Payne
  5. 4. The Beast With Five Toes
    Fission Chicken
  6. 5. Autumn Adventure
    Neil the Horse
  7. 6. ["What'cha planting Ambrose?"]
    Ambrose
  8. 7. Uncle Erf
    Mad Raccoons
  9. 8. Onomatopoeia
  10. 9. In Cold Milk
    Jack Hammer
  11. 10. The Damned Don't Dance
    Sam & Max
  12. 11. Dippy Ditties
    Inky and Stinky
  13. 12. ["Look Colby, the weed of crime."]
    Ambrose
  14. 13. Yurei
    Usagi Yojimbo
  15. 14. Why I Left the Navy!
    Captain Jack
  16. 15. ["What are you doing, Colby?"]
    Ambrose
  17. 16. The Sugar Cube Blues
    Mad Raccoons
  18. 17. The Totally True to Life 10:15 p.m. McDonald's Drive-Thru Window Caper!
  19. 18. A Night at the Beanery
    Hooto, Clucko, and Honko
  20. 19. L'amour or Less
    Plato Potts
  21. 20. The Story of Beef!
  22. 21. If Man Were Meant To Be Flies ...
    Grootlore
  23. 22. It's Cat 'N' Dog!
  24. 23. Xmass Blitz-Kringle
    Cutie Bunny
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Neil the Horse
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
  27. 26. Catnippon
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