(April 1983)

Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1983 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.60 CAD; 1.40 USD
Pages
28
Indicia Frequency
six times a year
On-sale Date
1983-04-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Aardvark-Vanaheim Inc.
Brand
Aardvark Vanaheim
Editing
Deni Loubert [as Deni Sim] (credited); Karen McKiel (assistant to the publisher)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #24.

[Neil, Soapy and Poupee walking in the rain] (Table of Contents)

Neil the Horse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Neil the Horse; Soapy; Poupee

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

A Note from the Publisher / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Deni Loubert [as Deni] (signed)
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This second issue of Arn Saba's Neil The Horse...
Characters
Neil the Horse; Soapy; Poupee
Synopsis
Deni discusses how getting an issue of the comic together in only 2 months was harder than doing it in 2 years. Also includes a picture of the main characters, similar to the cover but slightly different.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Also includes indicia.

The Bananaburg Players Present The Buried Moon (Table of Contents: 2)

Neil the Horse / text story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Neil the Horse; Mam'selle Poupee; Soapy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with 3 to 4 illustrations per page.

Mam'selle Poupee (Table of Contents: 3)

Neil the Horse / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)

Genre
humour
Characters
Mam'selle Poupee; Neil the Horse; Soapy
Synopsis
Wordless story about dancing on a ship as it goes through a storm.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Neil the Horse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed); David Roman [as D. Roman]
Letters
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've sunk my mug in a Giant's jug...
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Neil the Horse; Soapy
Synopsis
Three comic strips, one with Neil escaping various mythological settings, one with a quote from Mao and one with an alligator.
Reprints
  • from Neil the Horse (GLP Features Publishers' Syndicate) 1978 - 1979

Indexer Notes

David Roman's signature only appears in the middle strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Neil the Horse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Letters
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sic transit gloria mundi!
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Neil the Horse
Synopsis
Neil steals bananas and milk to make a banana shake.

Indexer Notes

Title taken from last panel, translation from Latin is "there goes the glory of the world." Page is printed sideways.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Neil the Horse / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]; David Roman [as D. Roman] (see notes)
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]; David Roman [as D. Roman] (see notes)
Letters
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cannon Ball wanted, apply within
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Neil the Horse
Synopsis
Neil gets shot out of a cannon, knocks a tuba off an airplane and while trying to grab it, destroys a city.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

David Roman assists, credited as "Assistance and Perspective Backgrounds by D. Roman" in reprint but not in original.

Percy Platypus (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Letters
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Percy Platypus
Synopsis
Introduction to Percy Platypus and various P-words.

Indexer Notes

Sideways on page.

Neil the Horse in Old New France (Table of Contents: 8)

Neil the Horse / text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]; Barb Rausch (assistance and costume design)
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]; Barb Rausch (assistance and costume design)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mam'selle Poupee; Soapy; Neil the Horse
Reprints

Those Who Marry (Table of Contents: 9)

Neil the Horse / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]; Pete McCabe (arrangement)
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Letters
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]

Characters
Mam'selle Poupee
Synopsis
Music to a song from the story Neil the Horse in Old New France.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Neil the Horse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Letters
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
O Master! Master! I have attained detachment!
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Neil the Horse; Soapy
Synopsis
Three comic strips, one about achieving detachment, one with Soapy battling a fish and one with aliens getting drunk on a payday.
Reprints
  • from Neil the Horse (GLP Features Syndicate) 1978

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Pony Express / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (responses)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Delighted at your continuing Neil the Horse...

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers Will Eisner, Kent Johnson, Patrick Marcel, Steve Saffel, Jon Marvin, and Terry Edwards.

Great Women of the Comics Paper Doll Series (Table of Contents: 12)

Neil the Horse / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins ?
Pencils
Barb Rausch
Inks
Barb Rausch
Letters
Katherine Collins ?

Characters
Mam'selle Poupee
Synopsis
Mam'selle Poupee can dress up as Rosie The Riveter, Katy Keene or Mama Katzenjammer.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Neil the Horse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (signed)
Colors
Katherine Collins ?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We are glad to have a house...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Neil the Horse; Mam'selle Poupee; Soapy
Synopsis
Neil, Poupee and Soapy enjoy a quiet rainy day indoors.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Neil, Soapy and Poupee walking in the rain]
    Neil the Horse
  2. 1. ["This second issue of Arn Saba's Neil The Horse..."]
    A Note from the Publisher
  3. 2. The Bananaburg Players Present The Buried Moon
    Neil the Horse
  4. 3. Mam'selle Poupee
    Neil the Horse
  5. 4. ["I've sunk my mug in a Giant's jug..."]
    Neil the Horse
  6. 5. ["Sic transit gloria mundi!"]
    Neil the Horse
  7. 6. ["Cannon Ball wanted, apply within"]
    Neil the Horse
  8. 7. Percy Platypus
  9. 8. Neil the Horse in Old New France
    Neil the Horse
  10. 9. Those Who Marry
    Neil the Horse
  11. 10. ["O Master! Master! I have attained detachment!"]
    Neil the Horse
  12. 11. ["Delighted at your continuing Neil the Horse..."]
    The Pony Express
  13. 12. Great Women of the Comics Paper Doll Series
    Neil the Horse
  14. 13. ["We are glad to have a house..."]
    Neil the Horse
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