(Fall 1982)

Fantagraphics, 1982 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
4.95 USD; 6.50 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Editing:
Gary Groth (Editorial Coordinator)
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

This is identical to the previous printings except for the inside back cover which reprints the covers to the self-published issue of "Love & Rockets" #1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Colors:
Peppy White

O, what a wonderful book it is! (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gary Groth
Letters:
Typeset

BEM: Chapter 1 (Table of Contents)

BEM / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Leonore; Leonore's Friend; Bem; Harold Penis; Bob Zitz; Bobo; Peter; Luba; Mr. Radium; Echo; Roxanne; Paulo

Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's story "Mechan-X". It starts on page 3 and ends on page 10. The second chapter resumes on page 19.

Mechan-X (Table of Contents)

Maggie and Hopey / comic story / 7.85 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez (signed)
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez (signed)
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez (signed)
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez (signed)

Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Rand Race; Duke; Tall Tracker; Penny Century
Synopsis:
Maggie is hired to work with the pro-solar mechanic Rand Race. Tall Tracker attacks Race to get him to rebuild a robot army but Maggie saves the day.

La Chota (Table of Contents)

La Chota / comic story / 0.15 page (report information)

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

Characters:
La Chota

BEM: Chapter 2 (Table of Contents)

BEM / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Leonore; Mr. Radium; Cha Cha Charlie

Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's vignettes "Barrio Huerta" and "Penny Century, You're Fired!". The third chapter resumes on page 29.

Barrio Huerta (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Duke Morales (off-panel)

Penny Century, You're Fired!! (Table of Contents)

Penny Century / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Penny Century; H.R. Costigan

BEM: Chapter 3 (Table of Contents)

BEM / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Luba; Peter; Patrice; Roxanne; Paulo; Bem

Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's story "How To Kill A...". Then another one of Gilbert's stories, "Music for Monsters" begins, before resuming BEM with the fourth chapter, on page 47.

How To Kill A... (By Isabel Ruebens) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]

[Music for Monsters I] (Table of Contents)

Bang and Inez / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; humor
Characters:
Bang; Inez; Vivik; El Creepo Perverto; Woman with Convertible

BEM: Chapter 4 (Table of Contents)

BEM / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Leonore; Mr. Radium; Paulo/Bem; Luba; Cuate; Leonore

Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's story "Locas Tambien". The fifth and final chapter of BEM is picked up on page 59.

["Thirty-five dollars and a six pack to my name..."] (Table of Contents)

Locas Tambien / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]

BEM: Chapter 5 (Table of Contents)

BEM / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Leonore; Luba; Paulo/Bem; Mr. Radium

Indexer Notes

This chapter concludes the saga of BEM.

[Love and Rockets #1 (self-published)] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

[Love and Rockets #1 (self-published) - back cover] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez

Reprints:

Love 'y' Rockets (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors:
Peppy White
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Characters:
Errata Stigmata

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. O, what a wonderful book it is!
  3. 2. BEM: Chapter 1
    BEM
  4. 3. Mechan-X
    Maggie and Hopey
  5. 4. La Chota
    La Chota
  6. 5. BEM: Chapter 2
    BEM
  7. 6. Barrio Huerta
  8. 7. Penny Century, You're Fired!!
    Penny Century
  9. 8. BEM: Chapter 3
    BEM
  10. 9. How To Kill A... (By Isabel Ruebens)
  11. 10. [Music for Monsters I]
    Bang and Inez
  12. 11. BEM: Chapter 4
    BEM
  13. 12. ["Thirty-five dollars and a six pack to my name..."]
    Locas Tambien
  14. 13. BEM: Chapter 5
    BEM
  15. 14. [Love and Rockets #1 (self-published)]
  16. 15. [Love and Rockets #1 (self-published) - back cover]
  17. 16. Love 'y' Rockets
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steven Samuels
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Travis George
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Christopher Day