(Summer 1983)

Fantagraphics, 1982 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
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: ? 1983; 2nd printing: April 1991 (3.95 USD; 4.75 CAD). The cover brand is "CX Comics Experimental" for the first printing, and "Fantagraphics Books" for the second one.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors:
Janet Toombs

Characters:
"Atoma"; super-powered baby
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Kim Thompson

Love and Rockets (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Penny Century; "Atoma"; suicidal woman (dream sequence only)
Reprints:

Sopa de Gran Pena (part one) (Table of Contents)

Palomar / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Tipin' Tipin'; Zomba; Gato; Carmen; Augustin; Lucia; Pipo Jimenez; Chelo; Gordo; Toco; Heraclio; Vicente; Satch [Sakahaftewa]; Jesus Angel; Israel Diaz; Manuel; Arturo; Soledad Marquez; Guero; Pintor; Luba; Ofelia; Maricela; Sheriff Borro
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

First appearance of all characters except Luba, who first appeared in a story of questionable canonicity, "BEM" from #1; introduction of the Central American village of Palomar. Title, Sopa de Gran Pena, translates to "Heartbreak Soup". The story continues into the following issue.

Maggie vs. Maniakk (Table of Contents)

Maggie the Mechanic / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez; Mario Hernandez (Maniakk's dialogue)
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Genre:
drama; superhero
Characters:
Maniakus Rex (Maniakk); Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Giggles Galore; Venetia Vendetta; Penny Century; Ultimax; unnamed Satellite City mayor
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

First appearances of:
Maniakk; Giggles Galore; Venetia Vendetta; Ultimax; unnamed Satellite City mayor

["So ya wanna?"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

[“Well, Brian. You were right. The place still looks like a slum. Keen house, though”] (Table of Contents)

Somewhere in California / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Mario Hernandez
Pencils:
Mario Hernandez
Inks:
Mario Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez (pgs. 7 & 13 only)

Characters:
Brian Vinton; Joleen; Tony; Omor; Nefar; Sedrik; Kled; Afa Riengold; Dalvor Amorte; Aunt Verlika; Jan; Jelik; Fred
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of all characters.

["Hey! Here comes Maggie! Man, I'd sure like her to give me head scissors."] (Table of Contents)

Locas Tambien / comic story / 1.9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Penny Century; Daffy [Daphne Matsumoto]; Terry [Theresa Leeanne Downe]; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Joey Glass; Tony Belle
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

La Chota vs. Roy Cowboy (Table of Contents)

La Chota / comic story / 0.1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
La Chota; Roy Cowboy
Reprints:

Locker Room interviews By and By (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Dr. Smith; unnamed starving "Lower Side" family
Reprints:

Toyo's Request (Table of Contents)

Mechanics / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Bernie Carbo; Rena Titañon; Duke Morales; Toyo; Zono Hibonales; Bull Marie
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

The 2nd edition of this issue has a Jim Woodring "Jim" promo on this page.

["War Bride"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Colors:
Gary Kwapisz; Pepfield J.

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Love and Rockets
    Love and Rockets
  4. 3. Sopa de Gran Pena (part one)
    Palomar
  5. 4. Maggie vs. Maniakk
    Maggie the Mechanic
  6. 5. ["So ya wanna?"]
  7. 6. [“Well, Brian. You were right. The place still looks like a slum. Keen house, though”]
    Somewhere in California
  8. 7. ["Hey! Here comes Maggie! Man, I'd sure like her to give me head scissors."]
    Locas Tambien
  9. 8. La Chota vs. Roy Cowboy
    La Chota
  10. 9. Locker Room interviews By and By
  11. 10. Toyo's Request
    Mechanics
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. ["War Bride"]
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