numbering continues from Bad News (Bad News, 1984 series)
Just like with the first issue in this series, this third issue came about as a result of a class assignment in the School of Visual Arts. The first issue was a result of an assigment by Art Spiegelman, while for this issue the assignment was initiated by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden.
Some of the student work originally set for this issue was instead published by Spiegelman in RAW vol. 2 no. 1. Specifically, Richard McGuire's "Here."