(April 1987)

Vortex, 1987 Series
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Volume
?
Price
2.25 USD; 2.95 CAD
Pages
32
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vortex Comics, Inc.
Brand
Vortex Comics
Editing
William P. Marks ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Paradax (Al Cooper) / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brendan McCarthy
Inks
Brendan McCarthy
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction; fantasy-supernatural

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
Page color
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Two pages that feature the Characters, Titles and Synopses of the four stories included in this comic book. Heading on top of page that goes across both pages reads: A Strange Days Presentation. Indicia information included.

[Frontis page] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Brendan McCarthy
Colors
Page color
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

A dedication page to Andy Warhol, "artist of the highest order." Background page color of dark blue with half the cover illustration colored in lighter blue. Text in pink.

The Insane People (Table of Contents: 3)

Paradax (Al Cooper) / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Brendan McCarthy; Tony Riot
Inks
Brendan McCarthy; Tony Riot
Colors
Brendan McCarthy
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Al Cooper, alias Paradax!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Al Cooper [Paradax]; Clint Eastwood; Ronald Reagan; Dr. Sex; Jack Empty; Shudder; Twitch; Lola
Synopsis
An everyday tale of an everyday jerk with a magic suit and a taste for beer and infidelity.

Indexer Notes

Contains adult situations and nudity.

Blithe Horizons (Table of Contents: 4)

Rudcliff and Williams / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Brendan McCarthy
Inks
Brendan McCarthy
Colors
Brendan McCarthy
Letters
Gordon Robson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to the boudoir of Captain Roaring, master of the seven insaniseas, sniffer of all things foul and fetid…
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ol' Roaring; Rudcliff; Williams; Constance; Fortesque; Rollo Forbes-Smythe
Synopsis
These two old English eccentrics drift down the sleepy lagoons of life.

The Importance of Being Mirkin (Table of Contents: 5)

Mirkin the Mystic / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Brendan McCarthy
Inks
Brendan McCarthy
Colors
Brendan McCarthy
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A languid smirk gamboled across my fine lips as I sauntered into the studio and ensconced myself in a rather Baroque chaise longue.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mirkin; Harriet D'Ashrod; Basil Hallward
Synopsis
The long-awaited entrée of that connoisseur of ennui, Mirkin the Mystic, in which Mirkin takes a vow of chastity and resigns from Le Cercle Pervers, much to the chagrin of its members.
Keywords
magic

Indexer Notes

McCarthy's art in this story is reminiscent of the work done by French artist Druillet in the magazine Heavy Metal.

The Return of Ruff and Reddy (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jack could have been a bridge.
Synopsis
Surreal one-page story/pin-up of Ruff and Reddy...the story of two friends and fiens who halted them.

[Promotional Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Paradax (Al Cooper)
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. [Frontis page]
  4. 3. The Insane People
    Paradax (Al Cooper)
  5. 4. Blithe Horizons
    Rudcliff and Williams
  6. 5. The Importance of Being Mirkin
    Mirkin the Mystic
  7. 6. The Return of Ruff and Reddy
  8. 7. [Promotional Advertisements]
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