(May 2005)

Slave Labor, 2005 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
3.95 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
SLG Publishing
Brand:
SLG
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Chris Reilly; Ben Towle; Steve Ahlquist
Color:
color covers; black & white interior
Dimensions:
standard modern age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

The stories presented in this volume were originally intended to serve as shortened versions of episodes of an animated series on the Christian Learning Network (CLN) that could be published in a promotional kids magazine. The show was to use creatures that hatched from strange-looking eggs (hence the name, Strange Eggs) to teach religious lessons. The project was cancelled by CLN before any animated episodes were aired and before any stories were published.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Strange Eggs: An Introduction (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Saavedra
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Contains both story titles and credits, and an introduction to this issue by Scott Saavedra.

Strange Eggs (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Reilly; Steve Ahlquist
Pencils:
Tommy Kovac
Inks:
Tommy Kovac
Letters:
?

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Hooper; Roger Rogers
Synopsis:
Egg delivery man Roger Rogers delivers an egg to Kip & Kelly hatcher, from which hatches a foul-mouthed, string-less wooden puppet. Hooper calls the LBPA (Local Bureau of Puppet Affairs) who add strings to the puppet, then take him off to star in a public access TV show.

Attack of the Plastic Kittens (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jennifer Feinberg; Todd Meister
Pencils:
Jennifer Feinberg; Todd Meister
Inks:
Jennifer Feinberg; Todd Meister
Letters:
?

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Hooper
Synopsis:
A plastic kitten hatches from a plastic egg. It begins to spontaneously reproduce (like Tribbles on Star Trek) until Kelly reads Newton's law of theormodynamics, explaining how it cannot reproduce without mouths to ingest nutrients, at which point reproduction ceases. Kelly then sets up a stand selling kitten figurines to her friends for $5 each.

Hobo-a-Go-Go (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Towle
Pencils:
Ben Towle
Inks:
Ben Towle
Letters:
Ben Towle

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Hooper
Synopsis:
An odd-looking creature hatches from a large egg. After eating a cookie, the creatures barfs on the kitchen floor, prompting Kelly to wish the creature had never hatched, causing the creature to run away. A few weeks later Kip and Kelly find the creature in town, living among the homeless. They decide this is where the creature fits in, Kip puts same change in the creature's change cup, the Kip and Kelly leave.

Uncle Willie's Strange Egg (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roger Langridge
Pencils:
Roger Langridge
Inks:
Roger Langridge
Letters:
Roger Langridge

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Uncle Willie
Synopsis:
A man calling himself Uncle Willie delivers an egg to the Hatchers. Uncle Willie sets the egg on a table, a small pterodactyl hatches from it, Uncle Willie and the pterodactyl sing, then hug, then Uncle Willie grabs the pterodactyl and smashes it into the table, and yells "It's a jungle out there, kids!" He then leaves, carrying the pterodactyl's body out with him, leaving the Hatchers staring at the empty table, with a bloodstain on the tablecloth.

Cracked (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Ian Carney; Woodrow Phoenix
Pencils:
Ian Carney; Woodrow Phoenix
Inks:
Ian Carney; Woodrow Phoenix
Letters:
Ian Carney; Woodrow Phoenix

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Mister Egg; monkey
Synopsis:
Kip tries to open a large egg with an axe, only to realize Mister Egg is alive. They patch the pieces from the top of Mister Egg's shell with tape, but Mister Egg still feels like a freak. A man says Mister Egg is just what he has been looking for, gives his business card to the Hatchers, then he and Mister Egg leave. A monkey steals the business card that has a website name on it. At home the monkey talks to Mister Egg on the phone while watching Mister Egg via web camera on his computer.

A Strange Eggs Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Derf
Pencils:
Derf
Inks:
Derf
Letters:
Derf

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Hooper; Roger Rogers; Homeland Security agent
Synopsis:
Rogers Rogers delivers an egg, a Homeland Security agent pops out of the egg and arrests Kip, Kelly, Roger and Hoop and takes them all to Guantanamo Bay.

Story Time (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Crab Scrambly
Pencils:
Crab Scrambly
Inks:
Crab Scrambly
Letters:
Crab Scrambly

Synopsis:
A stranger hauls a large egg in a wagon up a mountain to a village so inaccessible that no strangers have visited in centuries. The stranger offers free transport down the mountain for one person in exchange for food and shelter for the night. While the villagers sleep, several monsters hatch from the egg and devour all of the villagers, then the monsters climb back inside the egg and the stranger leaves the now-uninhabited village.

Knowledge is ... Augh, My Guts! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jamie Smart
Pencils:
Jamie Smart
Inks:
Jamie Smart
Letters:
Jamie Smart

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Boofah; Little Bugger
Synopsis:
Kip and Kelly bring an egg to school, it hatches out a Little Bugger who must either learn or teach in order to prevent its brain from decaying. The Little Bugger tries to teach Boofah about cholesterol - to do this it climbs inside of Boofah, then explodes blowing Boofah's guts all over the classroom.

Maliki & Llama: Creationist Detectives vs Science (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Christopher P. Reilly
Pencils:
Darron Laessig
Inks:
Darron Laessig
Letters:
?

Characters:
Maliki; Llama; Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Hooper; Mr. Curmudgeon; Abomonog
Synopsis:
Llama & Maliki help Mr. Curmudgeon defend his farm from a monster (Abomonog), then go to confront the Hatchers. When Llama & Maliki arrive the Hatchers are waiting for a large egg to hatch that a computer printout says in 85 million years old. While the Hatchers are talking to Llama & Maliki, Hooper notices that two Velociraptors are hatching from the egg. Kip, Kelly and Hooper flee, while the Velociraptors devour Lama & Maliki.

That's the Spirits! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kerry Callen
Pencils:
Kerry Callen
Inks:
Kerry Callen
Letters:
Kerry Callen

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Hooper
Synopsis:
A dirty egg hatches a drunken bum, the Hatcher kids aren't sure how to deal with him. Hooper offers them a Holy Bible. Kelly reads Proverbs 31:6-7 which suggests "give strong drink unto him...", so Kip gets some whiskey from dad's licquor cabinet and gives it to the bum, who guzzles it down the barfs and passes out.

A Little Much (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joey Weiser
Pencils:
Joey Weiser
Inks:
Joey Weiser
Letters:
Joey Weiser

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Roger Rogers
Synopsis:
Roger delivers and egg that hatches rainbows and stars. The rainbows and stars keep on coming until the cover everything, drowning Kip, Kelly and Roger.

Fertilizer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Johnathan Adams
Pencils:
Johnathan Adams
Inks:
Johnathan Adams
Letters:
Johnathan Adams

Characters:
Roger Rogers; Kelly Hatcher; Kip Hatcher
Synopsis:
Roger arrives in his egg delivery truck. Roger takes Kelly into the back of the truck with him. Kelly comes back out, Roger drives away. A tiny fetus/blob falls from between Kelly's legs. Kip picks it up, they run up the hill, turn on the oven, and toss it in. Kip and Kelly then sit on a couch and fall asleep for several hours. Kelly wakes up and sees Roger in the kitchen, holding an egg in his hand with a human practice target shape on it. He hands Kelly the egg, it breaks open, revealing a gun. Kelly points the gun at Roger. Roger says "Go."

Too Lazy to Come Up With a Title (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ahlquist
Pencils:
Dave Ray
Inks:
Dave Ray
Letters:
?

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelley Hatcher; Hooper; Roger Rogers
Synopsis:
Hooper and the Hatcker kids watch an egg non-stop for 7 days, speculating about what is inside and waiting for it to hatch. As each day goes by the Hatchers start to complain about each other's stink, while Hooper's eyes become more bloodshot as he stares intently at the egg. On day 7 Roger returns and tells them he was out of strange eggs so he left a regular unfertilized chicken egg. Rogers yells that he's soory as he flees, while the enraged Hatcher kids and Hooper chase after him in his own egg truck.

Hooper's True Story, Swear To God (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Christopher P. Reilly
Pencils:
Jorge Santillan
Inks:
Jorge Santillan
Letters:
Jorge Santillan

Characters:
Roger Rogers; Hooper; Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher
Synopsis:
Roger delivers an egg. A creature hatches and attacks Hooper. Hooper kills it, passes out. Hooper wakes up, tries to trade the dead creature for lemonade, the seller wants money. Hooper rakes a woman's yard. Hooper barfs a crab-creature, it eats the woman's head and runs away. Hooper takes the woman's money, goes to lemonade stand, kills the seller, takes his money. Kip & Kelly arrive, they see the empty egg, the dead woman, the dead lemonade seller, and Hooper's tracks leading to a hollow tree. The walk away, Hooper sits in the tree with the money.

The Return of the Boxing Bucket (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Reilly; Ben Towle
Pencils:
Chris Reilly; Ben Towle
Inks:
Chris Reilly; Ben Towle
Letters:
?

Characters:
Boxing Bucket; Roger Rogers; Hooper; Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher
Synopsis:
The Boxing Bucket applies for a job working with Roger Rogers, and tells Roger about his boxing career. Boxing Bucket and Roger deliver an egg to the Hatchers. The egg hatches a puppy. Boxing Bucket quits.

The Rise and Fall of Strane Eggs (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Willis Johnson
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Willis Johnson recounts how the stories in this comic were originally commission to complement an animated TV show for the Christian Learning Network (CLN). After some TV episodes had been completed and 24 comic stories were done, the project was abruptly cancelled. CLN sold the stories back to their creators. Chris Reilly, Steve Ahlquist and Ben Towle tracked down those creators in order to publish them in this comic.

A Tale of Culpability (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Johnathan Adams
Pencils:
Johnathan Adams
Inks:
Johnathan Adams
Colors:
Johnathan Adams
Letters:
Johnathan Adams

Characters:
Kip Hatcher; Kelly Hatcher; Hooper
Synopsis:
Kip, Kelly and Hooper watch a large rock-like egg and debate whether Roger will ever quir delivering the strange eggs unless they kill him.