(December 1984)

Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1983 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.00 CAD; 1.70 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
six times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Aardvark-Vanaheim Inc.
Brand
Aardvark Vanaheim
Editing
Dave Sim (president); Deni Loubert (publisher); Karen McKiel (assistant to the publisher)

Issue Notes

First issue where Deni Loubert is credited under her maiden name.

[Neil in a plane over a skyline] (Table of Contents)

Neil the Horse / cover / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

A Note From the Publisher (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Deni Loubert
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Note on how this issue of the comic is late. Note on how the next issue will be 32 pages (though in fact, this issue is already 32 pages).

Night of the Flames of Wrath at the Lost Temple of the Talons of Fear and Death! Continued from last issue (Table of Contents: 2)

Neil the Horse / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Pencils
Barb Rausch (all except Neil and Soapy); Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba] (layouts, Neil and Soapy)
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]; David Roman ("Saved From Doom")
Letters
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Neil the Horse; Soapy; Mam'selle Poupee; Canine the Barbarian
Synopsis
Neil and Soapy save Mam'selle Poupee from an evil priest with the help of Canine the Barbarian.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous issue.

Nancy is Mother Nature's Little Helper (Table of Contents: 3)

The Potato People / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Pencils
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]; David Roman
Letters
typeset

Genre
humour
Characters
Nancy Potato
Synopsis
Nancy Potato collects leaves as they are blown off trees

Indexer Notes

Dated 1980. Part of a project to adapt the mime group Theatre Beyond Words to comic form. Project never went beyond development stage. Comic is 2 pages sideways as original art is 30 x 40 ".

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

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
On yer mark.... Get set....
Genre
humour
Characters
Neil the Horse; Soapy
Synopsis
Soapy starts a race between Neil and a turtle.
Reprints
  • from Neil the Horse comic strip.

Indexer Notes

Dated 1978. States "GLP Features Syndicate"

[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
Pant! Choke! Wheeze!
Genre
humour
Characters
Neil the Horse; Soapy
Synopsis
Neil is exhausted and stops at a monkey gas station.
Reprints
  • from Neil the Horse comic strip.

Indexer Notes

Dated 1978. States "GLP Features Syndicate".

Pictures by Post (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Katherine Collins ?
Pencils
Michael J. Susko Jr; Jane Oliver; Ted Nelson
Inks
Michael J. Susko Jr; Jane Oliver; Ted Nelson
Letters
typeset

Characters
Neil the Horse; Soapy; Mam'selle Poupee
Synopsis
3 Drawings sent in by readers.

Results of the Fabulous Lyric Contest from issue #6 (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mrs. Yoop; Robert Spina; Mary Ferguson; Earl R. Gomersall Jr
Pencils
David Roman [as R]
Inks
David Roman [as R]
Letters
typeset

Characters
Soapy
Synopsis
4 entries to the lyrics contest from issue 6 to write a song about bananas.

Indexer Notes

Small picture of Soapy. Letter R at the bottom of the page.

Gaston Piston and the Lost Tribe (Table of Contents: 8)

Gaston Piston / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Gaston Piston
Synopsis
Gaston Piston crashes on a deserted island and ends up at a Club Med.

The Adventures of Barb Rausch (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Deni Loubert ?
Pencils
Barb Rausch; Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Inks
Katherine Collins [as Arn Saba]
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Description of how Barb Rausch came to be a penciller for Neil the Horse. Also a description of the division of work between Katherine Collins and Barb Rausch.

[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
He went thataway!
Genre
humour
Characters
Neil the Horse; Soapy
Synopsis
Neil and Soapy run after "him" and get squirted.
Reprints
  • from Neil the Horse comic strip.

Indexer Notes

Dated 1978. States "GLP Features Syndicate"

Scene in an Alien Discotheque (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jacques Boivin
Inks
Jacques Boivin
Letters
Jacques Boivin

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Neil the Horse
Synopsis
Aliens dancing with Neil sitting a the bar drinking a banana.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Pony Express / letters page / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Neil the Horse
Synopsis
Letters from David Allen, Glenn Lindamood, Elizabeth Kassler, Brian, Barbara A. Himes, Michael J. Susko Jr. Also includes replies from Neil, Soapy and Mam'selle Poupee. Ads for a Neil the Horse t-shirt, original art and A-V in 3-D.

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

Eureka Street / 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]

Job Number
3
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meatball, I'm hungry!
Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A man and a woman go out for doughnuts.

Indexer Notes

Dated 1980. Small number 3 beside signature.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Eureka Street / 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]

Job Number
9
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mommy?
Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A girl finds a man sleeping with her mommy.

Indexer Notes

Dated 1980. Small number 9 beside signature.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Neil in a plane over a skyline]
    Neil the Horse
  2. 1. A Note From the Publisher
  3. 2. Night of the Flames of Wrath at the Lost Temple of the Talons of Fear and Death! Continued from last issue
    Neil the Horse
  4. 3. Nancy is Mother Nature's Little Helper
    The Potato People
  5. 4. ["On yer mark.... Get set...."]
    Neil the Horse
  6. 5. ["Pant! Choke! Wheeze!"]
    Neil the Horse
  7. 6. Pictures by Post
  8. 7. Results of the Fabulous Lyric Contest from issue #6
  9. 8. Gaston Piston and the Lost Tribe
    Gaston Piston
  10. 9. The Adventures of Barb Rausch
  11. 10. ["He went thataway!"]
    Neil the Horse
  12. 11. Scene in an Alien Discotheque
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The Pony Express
  14. 13. ["Meatball, I'm hungry!"]
    Eureka Street
  15. 14. ["Mommy?"]
    Eureka Street
This issue was most recently modified by:
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