(Spring 1983)

Fantagraphics, 1982 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
CX Comics, a division of Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
CX Comics Experimental
Editing:
Gary Groth
Color:
black and white with color covers
Dimensions:
8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going Series

Issue Notes

1st printing: April 1983; 2nd printing: ?


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Colors:
Roberta Gregory

Characters:
Maggie; Penny Century; Dinosaurs
Reprints:

Comics Can Be Art and Here Are Some of the Reasons Why (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gary Groth
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
First page of Groth's discussion on literacy, art and this issue's Mechanics story. The page also includes the table of contents, production credits and indicia.

Mechanics (Table of Contents)

Mechanics / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Genre:
drama; romance; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Rand Race; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Penny Century; Duke Morales; Vicki Glori; Daffy [Daphne Matsumoto]; Terry [Theresa Leeanne Downe]; Yax Haxley; Ben Ruben; Tse Tse [Rosa Colores Arriaga Banuelos]; Rena Titañon; Pedro Rodriguez San Jo; Sancho San Jo; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Bernie Carbo; Doctor Numura Mumura; Speedy Ortiz; Tiger Rosa (Wrestler); Maria Bravo (Wrestler); Vicki Glori (Wrestler); Ruben; Ki Ki
Synopsis:
Maggie and Rand Race are sent to fix a downed ship in a volatile jungle country where dinosaurs still live and the leader is an oppressive dictator.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Terry Downe, Vicki Glori, and Rena Titañon

Radio Zero (Table of Contents)

Errata Stigmata / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mario Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
science fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Errata Stigmata (Intro); Bubbles; Valentia; Old Lady
Synopsis:
Errata Stigmata and her friend Bubbles blow up an embassy.
Reprints:

[“There they are! The Polaris Apartments! Go around to the alley way, now!”] (Table of Contents)

Somewhere in California... / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mario Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Mario Hernandez
Inks:
Mario Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Vodor; Xed; Zezbar [Zizbah]; Tony; Noalda; King Svedor of Marzipan; Katie; Cluzia; Mosca
Synopsis:
Aliens, the deposed King of Marzipan and drug dealers all are at the Polaris Apartments.
Reprints:

¿Music for Monsters? II (Table of Contents)

Bang and Inez / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bang Bang; Inez; Killiaak monsters
Synopsis:
Bang Bang and Inez stop 5 Killiaak monsters from stealing a deadly disease.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gary Groth
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Groth's essay continued from the inside front cover. Also, a small Jaime drawing on the lower left corner.

["...er Tavos Qualvida?"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors:
Tom Mason
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Characters:
Monster X
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Love and Rockets
  2. 1. Comics Can Be Art and Here Are Some of the Reasons Why
  3. 2. Mechanics
    Mechanics
  4. 3. Radio Zero
    Errata Stigmata
  5. 4. [“There they are! The Polaris Apartments! Go around to the alley way, now!”]
    Somewhere in California...
  6. 5. ¿Music for Monsters? II
    Bang and Inez
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["...er Tavos Qualvida?"]
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