(March 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: November 1986 ?. The print date year is missing in the indicia but the month is included.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alec Stevens (signed)(painting)
Inks:
Alec Stevens (signed)(painting)
Colors:
Alec Stevens (signed)(painting)

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Dot and Dash / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils:
Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Cliff Sterrett
Colors:
Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Cliff Sterrett

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dot; Dash
Synopsis:
Dot and Dash go surfing

Indexer Notes

Reprinted newspaper strip from 24/7/1927

["Hey Polly! Sharks!!"] (Table of Contents)

Polly and her Pals / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils:
Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Cliff Sterrett
Colors:
Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Cliff Sterrett

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Polly; Pa; Uncle
Synopsis:
Pa is worried about sharks near the beach

Indexer Notes

Reprinted newspaper strip from 24/7/1927

Prime Cuts Words & Pictures (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dori Seda; Alec Stevens; Richard Sala; Robert Crumb; Drew Friedman; Eddie Campbell; Justin Green; Susan Catherine; Mitch Manzer; Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Dori Seda; Alec Stevens; Richard Sala; Robert Crumb; Drew Friedman; Eddie Campbell; Justin Green; Susan Catherine; Mitch Manzer; Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents plus a quote from Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Introduction (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gary Groth
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Continued several pages later

The Outsider (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
H.P. Lovecraft
Pencils:
Alec Stevens
Inks:
Alec Stevens
Letters:
Alec Stevens

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An adaptation of the famous short story about a solitary man weary of darkness who is inexorably drawn to a castle tower.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Production and indicia credits. Subscription offer for Prime Cuts with the following month's issue shown.

Troubles with Cute Old Refrigerators (Table of Contents)

Aline 'n' Bob / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Synopsis:
The problems with having an old refrigerator as a style item
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Blues (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Campbell
Pencils:
Eddie Campbell
Inks:
Eddie Campbell
Letters:
Eddie Campbell

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Eddie Campbell; Georgette Maison; Dave Harwood
Synopsis:
Love's obsession
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Originally released in the UK as a self-published comic

Overheard At America's Lunch Counters (Table of Contents)

Overheard At America's Lunch Counters / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Susan Catherine
Pencils:
Susan Catherine
Inks:
Susan Catherine
Letters:
Susan Catherine

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Eleven quotations heard by the author while waitressing

[Portrait] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kenneth Smith
Inks:
Kenneth Smith

Indexer Notes

Accompanies a text story by R.A. Lafferty

Mr. Hamadryad (Table of Contents)

text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
R.A. Lafferty
Letters:
Typeset

Reality. Fantasy. and Everything in Between (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Luba
Synopsis:
Ad for Love & Rockets

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Dot and Dash / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils:
Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Cliff Sterrett

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dot; Dash
Synopsis:
Dot and Dash chase a bird

Indexer Notes

Reprinted newspaper strip from 19/6/1927

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Polly and her Pals / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils:
Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Cliff Sterrett

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ashur Perkins; Pa
Synopsis:
Ashur invents flourescent slippers

Indexer Notes

Reprinted newspaper strip from 19/6/1927

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Dot and Dash / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils:
Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Cliff Sterrett

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dot; Dash
Synopsis:
Dot and Dash meet a fox

Indexer Notes

Reprinted newspaper strip from 17/7/1927

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Polly and her Pals / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils:
Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Cliff Sterrett

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Polly; Pa; Bob
Synopsis:
Pa goes on a fox hunt

Indexer Notes

Reprinted newspaper strip from 17/7/1927

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Dot and Dash / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils:
Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Cliff Sterrett

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dot; Dash
Synopsis:
Dot and Dash are puzzled by a tortoise

Indexer Notes

Reprinted newspaper strip from 22/5/1927

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Polly and her Pals / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils:
Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Cliff Sterrett

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Polly; Pa; Ashur
Synopsis:
Ashur's cleaning fluid fails

Indexer Notes

Reprinted newspaper strip from 22/5/1927

The Confidante (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dori Seda
Pencils:
Dori Seda
Inks:
Dori Seda
Letters:
Dori Seda

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lina; Cathy; Frank Dunden; Lina's Partner
Synopsis:
Frank is vilified by all the women in town
Reprints:

The Thirteen Fingers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Sala
Pencils:
Richard Sala
Inks:
Richard Sala
Letters:
Richard Sala

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A journalist discovers a secret society
Reprints:

Tor Johnson in the Country (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Johnny Legend
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tor Johnson; Tramp
Synopsis:
Tor Johnson takes a trip to the country
Reprints:

Hero of the Beach Revisited (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Justin Green
Pencils:
Justin Green
Inks:
Justin Green
Letters:
Justin Green

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A life saved by the ads in comics
Reprints:

Contributors (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gary Groth
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Blurb for all the artists plus the conclusion of Gary Groth's intro.

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

Rory Randall / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rory Randall; Cindy-Lou; Namron the Invincible; Will
Synopsis:
Country singer Rory Randall engenders the wrath of a subterranean dictator

["ABELARD: No need to have any idea of his philosophy, nor even to know the titles of his works."] (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:
Rick Geary

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Illustration of one of Flaubert's pithy sayings from The Dictionary of Received Ideas. From "Abelard" to "Authors."

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Dot and Dash / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils:
Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Cliff Sterrett
Colors:
Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Cliff Sterrett

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dot; Dash
Synopsis:
Dot and Dash find a box

Indexer Notes

Reprinted newspaper strip from 6/3/1927

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Polly and her Pals / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils:
Cliff Sterrett
Inks:
Cliff Sterrett
Colors:
Cliff Sterrett
Letters:
Cliff Sterrett

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pa; Polly
Synopsis:
Pa goes hunting

Indexer Notes

Reprinted newspaper strip from 6/3/1927

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
E.C Segar; Hal Foster; Milton Caniff
Inks:
E.C Segar; Hal Foster; Milton Caniff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for Fantagraphics Books, including The Complete Popeye, Dickie Dare, Prince Valiant and Nemo: The Classics Comics Library.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Untitled
    Dot and Dash
  3. 2. ["Hey Polly! Sharks!!"]
    Polly and her Pals
  4. 3. Prime Cuts Words & Pictures
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. The Outsider
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Troubles with Cute Old Refrigerators
    Aline 'n' Bob
  9. 8. Blues
  10. 9. Overheard At America's Lunch Counters
    Overheard At America's Lunch Counters
  11. 10. [Portrait]
  12. 11. Mr. Hamadryad
  13. 12. Reality. Fantasy. and Everything in Between
  14. 13. Untitled
    Dot and Dash
  15. 14. Untitled
    Polly and her Pals
  16. 15. Untitled
    Dot and Dash
  17. 16. Untitled
    Polly and her Pals
  18. 17. Untitled
    Dot and Dash
  19. 18. Untitled
    Polly and her Pals
  20. 19. The Confidante
  21. 20. The Thirteen Fingers
  22. 21. Tor Johnson in the Country
  23. 22. Hero of the Beach Revisited
  24. 23. Contributors
  25. 24. Treasure of the Lost Empire Chapter One
    Rory Randall
  26. 25. ["ABELARD: No need to have any idea of his philosophy, nor even to know the titles of his works."]
    Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas
  27. 26. Untitled
    Dot and Dash
  28. 27. Untitled
    Polly and her Pals
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
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