(August 2005)

Slave Labor, 2005 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.95 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
SLG Publishing
Brand:
SLG
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
718290753185
Editing:
?
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched

I, Librarian (Table of Contents)

Rex Libris / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
James Turner
Inks:
James Turner
Colors:
James Turner
Letters:
James Turner

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Rex Libris
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Barry's Brain / text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
James Turner
Pencils:
James Turner
Inks:
James Turner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
B. Barry Horst
Synopsis:
B. Barry Horst introduces himself as "editor" of Rex Libris and publisher of Hermeneutic Press and explains how he got into the comic book business to make money, believing his Visicomboics system is surefire.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

B. Barry Horst's "editorials" and references to Hermeneutics Press appear throughout this series and Barry is an occasional character in Rex Libris' adventures.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

How to Read Advanced Visicomboics / text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
James Turner
Pencils:
James Turner
Inks:
James Turner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Explains to readers how to obtain a superior comic book reading process, mostly by believing they're experiencing a superior comic book reading process.

I, Librarian (Table of Contents)

Rex Libris / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
James Turner
Pencils:
James Turner
Inks:
James Turner
Letters:
James Turner

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Rex Libris; Kurui-no-Oni; Mr. Blumenkohl; B. Barry Horst; Hypatia; Sphinx; Thoth
Synopsis:
Rex Libris is a librarian at the Middleton Public Library. After defeating the demon Kurui-no-Oni's effort to take out a book without a card and rejecting an offer of employment from Blumenkohl, Rex relates his origins as a 2000+ year old Roman librarian to B. Barry Horst, publisher of his comic book. Barry offers suggestions to "improve" Rex's life story such as making him gay or mentally disturbed. Finally, Rex visits his employer, the god Thoth, who orders Rex to collect an overdue book (and fines) from Vaglox, warlord of Benzine Five.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Library of Alexandria; Middleton Public Library

Indexer Notes

The bottom gutters of each page contain "commentary" by B. Barry Horst and Juame, purporting to be behind-the-scenes information on how the comic was created, similar to a DVD commentary. Story continued next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Middleton Public Library Bulletin Board / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
James Turner
Pencils:
James Turner
Inks:
James Turner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A supposed letter column for Rex Libris #1 using fake letters with responses "by" Rex Libris.
Keywords:
Rex Libris

The Obscurantist Adventures of the Meta Dust Mote (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
James Turner
Pencils:
James Turner
Inks:
James Turner
Letters:
James Turner

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A mote of dust is haunted by the word "Bennifer."

["Hello there, viewers, and welcome to this month's edition of Annihilate Today!"] (Table of Contents)

Nil / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
James Turner
Pencils:
James Turner
Inks:
James Turner
Letters:
James Turner

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Proun Nil
Synopsis:
Proun Nil appears on Annihilate Today to promote the graphic novel Nil: A Land Beyond Belief.

Cladogram of the Dadapod (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
James Turner
Pencils:
James Turner
Inks:
James Turner
Letters:
James Turner

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examination of the microscopic Dadapod creatures, which only exist between 1 & 2 PM, EST.

The Meaning of Juame (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
James Turner
Pencils:
James Turner
Inks:
James Turner
Letters:
James Turner

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An examination of the glyphs "of the coffee stele of the big bean temple," archaeological evidence of ancient coffee shops.

["Have YOU returned your library books?"] (Table of Contents)

Rex Libris / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
James Turner
Inks:
James Turner
Colors:
James Turner
Letters:
James Turner

Genre:
adventure; humor

Indexer Notes

Back cover illustration. Was also sold as a poster and t-shirt.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I, Librarian
    Rex Libris
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Barry's Brain
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    How to Read Advanced Visicomboics
  4. 3. I, Librarian
    Rex Libris
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Middleton Public Library Bulletin Board
  6. 5. The Obscurantist Adventures of the Meta Dust Mote
  7. 6. ["Hello there, viewers, and welcome to this month's edition of Annihilate Today!"]
    Nil
  8. 7. Cladogram of the Dadapod
  9. 8. The Meaning of Juame
  10. 9. ["Have YOU returned your library books?"]
    Rex Libris
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