Taboo #1
(Fall 1988)

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Volume
1
Price
9.95 USD
Pages
116
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
SpiderBaby Grafix & Publications
Brand
[Baby's face with spider legs]
ISBN
0-922003-00-9 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Stephen R. Bissette (publisher); Nancy O'Conner (publisher); Norm Krampetz (editorial consultant, introductions)
Color
Color Cover; Black & White Interior
Paper Stock
Cardstock Cover

Issue Notes

Series created by Stephen R. Bissette and John Totleben.


"Sin's Breakfast" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stephen R. Bissette
Inks
Stephen R. Bissette
Colors
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
Ron Zalme (logo design)

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Title of cover painting taken from Table of Contents.

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

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Clive Barker
Inks
Clive Barker
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
One page Table of Contents and one page of indicia, copyright information, and acknowledgements. Features black-&-white illustrations by Clive Barker.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Clive Barker
Pencils
Clive Barker
Inks
Clive Barker
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Three page introduction by Clive Barker, including illustrations by Barker on two pages.

Censortivity (Table of Contents: 3)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stephen R. Bissette
Inks
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
  • from the portfolio "A Benefit Portfolio In Defense Of The First Amendment" (1987)

Indexer Notes

All royalties from this page were donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

["The Kitty Killer Kids" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

The Kitty Killer Kids (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
S. Clay Wilson
Pencils
S. Clay Wilson
Inks
S. Clay Wilson
Letters
S. Clay Wilson

Genre
horror-suspense

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

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come On Down" Introduction

Come On Down (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Bill Wray
Inks
Bill Wray
Letters
John Workman

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

["Scarecrow" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Scarecrow (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Vess
Pencils
Charles Vess
Inks
Charles Vess
Letters
Charles Vess

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

["Tooth Decay" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Tooth Decay (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Sniegoski; Mike Hoffman (adaptation)
Pencils
Mike Hoffman
Inks
Mike Hoffman
Letters
Mike Hoffman

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Based on Tom Sniegoski's short story "Tooth Decay." Adapted by Mike Hoffman in collaboration with the author.

["Contagious" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

Contagious (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Burns
Pencils
Charles Burns
Inks
Charles Burns
Letters
Charles Burns

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Linda; Paul; Jane Brewster; Health Official; Dad
Reprints

["Cable" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Cable (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bernie Mireault
Pencils
Bernie Mireault
Inks
Bernie Mireault
Letters
Bernie Mireault

Genre
horror-suspense

["Eyes Without A Face" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes samples of classic horror stories that use the "injury-to-eye" motif.

Eyes Without A Face (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Butterworth
Pencils
Cam Kennedy
Inks
Cam Kennedy
Letters
Cam Kennedy

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throat Sprockets" Introduction

Throat Sprockets (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Tim Lucas
Pencils
Mike Hoffman
Inks
Mike Hoffman
Letters
Mike Hoffman

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

["The Pyjama Girl" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

The Pyjama Girl (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Campbell
Pencils
Eddie Campbell
Inks
Eddie Campbell
Letters
Eddie Campbell

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

["Cottonmouth" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Dave Sim
Letters
typeset

Cottonmouth (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Pencils
Stephen R. Bissette
Inks
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
Stephen R. Bissette

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

["Chigger And The Man" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Chigger And The Man (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (story); Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Keith Giffen
Letters
Keith Giffen

Genre
horror-suspense

["Dirk The Gerbil" and "A Late Night Snack" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Dirk The Gerbil, Part One: Life Is Fun (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Dirk The Gerbil, Part Two: Dirk Dies (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

A Late Night Snack (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Gerbil; Bunny
Reprints

Flasher (Table of Contents: 30)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg Irons
Inks
Greg Irons

Genre
horror-suspense

"Dawn At The Crematorium" #15 (Table of Contents: 31)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rolf Stark (painted)
Inks
Rolf Stark (painted)
Colors
Rolf Stark (painted)

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. "Sin's Breakfast"
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. Censortivity
  5. 4. ["The Kitty Killer Kids" Introduction]
  6. 5. The Kitty Killer Kids
  7. 6. ["Come On Down" Introduction"]
  8. 7. Come On Down
  9. 8. ["Scarecrow" Introduction]
  10. 9. Scarecrow
  11. 10. ["Tooth Decay" Introduction]
  12. 11. Tooth Decay
  13. 12. ["Contagious" Introduction]
  14. 13. Contagious
  15. 14. ["Cable" Introduction]
  16. 15. Cable
  17. 16. ["Eyes Without A Face" Introduction]
  18. 17. Eyes Without A Face
  19. 18. ["Throat Sprockets" Introduction"]
  20. 19. Throat Sprockets
  21. 20. ["The Pyjama Girl" Introduction]
  22. 21. The Pyjama Girl
  23. 22. ["Cottonmouth" Introduction]
  24. 23. Cottonmouth
  25. 24. ["Chigger And The Man" Introduction]
  26. 25. Chigger And The Man
  27. 26. ["Dirk The Gerbil" and "A Late Night Snack" Introduction]
  28. 27. Dirk The Gerbil, Part One: Life Is Fun
  29. 28. Dirk The Gerbil, Part Two: Dirk Dies
  30. 29. A Late Night Snack
  31. 30. Flasher
  32. 31. "Dawn At The Crematorium" #15
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