(July 1984)

Fantagraphics, 1982 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
1.95 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale Date
1984
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
Gary Groth (credited) (Editor)

Issue Notes

1st printing: May 1984.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Locas / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (signed)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (signed)
Colors
Janet Toombs (credited) (color separations)

Genre
drama
Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]
Reprints

Letters (Table of Contents: 1)

letters page / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Groth (replies); Brian James Riedel
Pencils
Brian James Riedel
Inks
Brian James Riedel
Letters
Brian James Riedel; typeset

Synopsis
Letters of comment from Roger Weddall (Fitzroy, Australia); Richard Bruning (Madison, WI); Jua; Pete Scott (Harworth, Great Britain); James Laws Sebastian (New York, NY); Charles Van Meter; Jon Turnbow (Olympia, WA); Aaron Headly (Chester Springs, PA); Benno Schmidt (Brookline, MA). Also includes a postcard from Paul Mavrides and an cartoon from Riedel on the third page.

Indexer Notes

Starts on the inside front cover and continues (on pgs. 30-31) right before the promo ads at the end of the issue.

[Mechanics / Las Mujeres Perdidas part two] (Table of Contents: 2)

Locas / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; science fiction
Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Penny Century; Rand Race; Doctor Beaky; Machi; Chiness; Dot Winks; Benso; H. R. Costigan; Joe
Synopsis
Maggie and Race arrive in Rio Frio for a job.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story has had multiple titles over the years. The title "Las Mujeres Perdidas" wasn't used until the final page of the concluding chapter in Love & Rockets #11. Later reprints have titled this "The Lost Women" and most recently "Mechanics" once again.

Act of Contrition Part 3 (Table of Contents: 3)

Palomar / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)

Genre
drama
Characters
Archie Ruiz; Archie's Mom; Chelo; Maricela; Casamira; Martin; Ofelia Beltran; Guadalupe; Luba; Doralis; Esther; Tom
Synopsis
Luba attempts to get a part to repair the movie projector.
Reprints

Locos (Table of Contents: 4)

Locas / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime Loco de Scxch)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime Loco de Scxch)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime Loco de Scxch)
Letters
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime Loco de Scxch)

Genre
drama
Characters
Carlos; Speedy Ortiz; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Jack Ruebens; Izzy's Mom [Juana Ortiz]; Izzy's Dad
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

The Whispering Tree (Table of Contents: 5)

Palomar / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)

Genre
drama
Characters
Doralis; Guadalupe; Ofelia Beltran.
Synopsis
Guadalupe tells Doralis a ghost story.
Reprints

A Commitment to Excellence and Originality: Fantagraphics Books Spring 1984 Catalogue (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mario Hernandez
Inks
Mario Hernandez
Colors
Janet Toombs (credited) (color separations)

Reprints

Indexer Notes

back cover