(April 1987)

Vortex, 1986 Series
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Volume
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Price
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD
Pages
28
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vortex Comics, Inc.
Brand
Vortex Comics
Editing
William P. Marks (publisher)

Issue Notes

This is the first issue made up of new material. The previous three issues featured reprinted work.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ed the Happy Clown / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chester Brown
Inks
Chester Brown
Colors
?

Characters
Ed the Happy Clown
Reprints

Forgiven (Table of Contents: 1)

Ed the Happy Clown / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Chester Brown
Pencils
Chester Brown
Inks
Chester Brown
Letters
Chester Brown

Genre
drama; fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
Chet Doodley; Saint Justin; Josie; Annie Doodley; Mrs. Doodley (Chet and Annie's mother); Ed the Happy Clown
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A panel on the third page was partially censored. It depicted an ejaculating penis. Chester Brown includes a note saying that readers wanting a copy of the uncropped drawing can send a self-addressed envelope in care of the publisher.

Mark Part One (Table of Contents: 2)

The Gospels / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mark the Evangelist (original scripture); Chester Brown (adaptation)
Pencils
Chester Brown
Inks
Chester Brown
Letters
Chester Brown

Genre
drama; biography; history; religious
Characters
Jesus Christ; John the Baptist; Simon [Saint Peter]; Andrew [Andrew the Apostle]

Indexer Notes

A comics adaptation of the Gospel According to Mark 1:1-1:39. It is the beginning of a projected comics adaptation of all four gospels. The feature continues through the subsequent issues of Yummy Fur and Chester Brown's follow-up series Underwater.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ed the Happy Clown
  2. 1. Forgiven
    Ed the Happy Clown
  3. 2. Mark Part One
    The Gospels
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