Taboo #4
(1990)

Volume
1
Price
14.95 USD
Pages
172
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
SpiderBaby Grafix & Publications
Brand
[Baby's face with spider legs]
ISBN
0-922003-03-3 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Stephen R. Bissette
Color
Color Cover; Black & White Interior
Paper Stock
Cardstock Cover

Les Chiens / The Dogs (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius] (painted)
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius] (painted)
Colors
Jean Giraud [as Moebius] (painted)

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Title for cover painting taken from Table of Contents.

Real Child (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nancy O'Connor (painted)
Inks
Nancy O'Connor (painted)
Colors
Nancy O'Connor (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Totleben
Inks
John Totleben
Letters
typeset

Dreaming And The Law (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phillip Hester
Pencils
Phillip Hester
Inks
Phillip Hester
Letters
Phillip Hester

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

["Dreaming And The Law" Introduction] / ["1963" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

1963 (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Sim
Pencils
Dave Sim
Inks
Dave Sim
Letters
Dave Sim

Genre
satire-parody

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

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Charles Burns
Inks
Charles Burns

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Four half-page illustrations by Charles Burns.

["Charles Burns" Introduction] / ["Babycakes" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Babycake (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman
Pencils
Michael Zulli
Inks
Michael Zulli
Letters
Stephen R. Bissette

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

["Cholesterol" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Cholesterol (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Molly Eyre
Pencils
D'Israeli
Inks
Andrew Rowbottom
Colors
?
Letters
H. V. Derci

Genre
horror-suspense

["Davey's Dream" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Davey's Dream (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Askwith
Pencils
R. G. Taylor [as Richard Taylor]
Inks
R. G. Taylor [as Richard Taylor]
Letters
R. G. Taylor [as Richard Taylor]

Genre
horror-suspense

["Les Yeux Du Chat" / "Eyes of the Cat" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 13)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Second page of this introduction switches to a yellow paper stock, which continues throughout the Moebius section of the book. Final two pages of the article appear after the story "Les Yeux Du Chat". Illustrated by Moebius artwork and photos from Jodorowsky's films.

Les Yeux Du Chat ["The Eyes of the Cat"] (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 50 pages (report information)

Script
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

The story is printed on a special yellow stock, which continues throughout the special Moebius section of the book.

The creators of Les Yeux Du Chat discuss the story's origin, its execution, and their thoughts on today, twelve years later (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen R. Bissette (interviewer); Jean-Marc Lofficier (interviewer); Jean Giraud [as Moebius]; Alejandro Jodorowsky
Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The first three pages of the interview are printed on the special yellow stock. Final page returns to regular paper stock for the rest of the book.

El Topo (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alejandro Jodorowsky; Spain Rodriguez
Pencils
Spain Rodriguez
Inks
Spain Rodriguez
Letters
Spain Rodriguez

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Four page adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky's film El Topo (1970).
Reprints

["Retinal Worm" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Retinal Worm (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense

["La Fugue" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Randy Lofficier; Jean-Marc Lofficier
Letters
typeset

La Fugue ["The Escape"] (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
P. Foerster; Randy Lofficier (translation); Jean-Marc Lofficier (translation)
Pencils
P. Foerster
Inks
P. Foerster
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

["Blue Angel" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Blue Angel (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tim Lucas
Pencils
Stephen Blue
Inks
Stephen Blue
Letters
Stephen Blue

Genre
horror-suspense

["Morrigan Tales" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Morrigan Tales (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Elaine Lee
Pencils
Charles Vess
Inks
Charles Vess
Letters
Charles Vess

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story has been almost completely redrawn from the previous appearances. Some art remains, mixed in with the new art.

["These Things Happen" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

These Things Happen (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rick Grimes
Pencils
Rick Grimes
Inks
Rick Grimes
Letters
Rick Grimes

Genre
horror-suspense

["Neither Seen Nor Heard" Introduction] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Stephen R. Bissette
Letters
typeset

Neither Seen Nor Heard (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
L. Roy Aiken
Pencils
Mike Hoffman
Inks
Mike Hoffman
Letters
Mike Hoffman

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
  • Shorter version of the story appeared in Ozone (March 1988).

["From Hell" Title Page] (Table of Contents: 29)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walter Sickert
Inks
Walter Sickert
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Chapter Three: Blackmail or Mrs. Barrett (Table of Contents: 30)

From Hell / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Eddie Campbell
Inks
Eddie Campbell
Letters
Eddie Campbell

Genre
crime; historical; horror-suspense
Characters
Marie Kelly; Walter Sickert; Alice Crook; Liz Stride; William Crook; Mrs. Crook; Annie Chapman; Polly; Mrs. Ringer; Annie Crook
Synopsis
Marie begins her plot to blackmail Prince Eddie.
Reprints

Major Arcana: The Hermit and the Hierophant (Merrick and Ganesa) (Table of Contents: 31)

From Hell / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Moore (painting)
Inks
Alan Moore (painting)
Colors
Alan Moore (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder (Table of Contents: 32)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Sendelbach (painting)
Inks
Brian Sendelbach (painting)
Colors
Brian Sendelbach (painting)

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Les Chiens / The Dogs
  2. 1. Real Child
  3. 2. [Table of Contents]
  4. 3. Dreaming And The Law
  5. 4. ["Dreaming And The Law" Introduction] / ["1963" Introduction]
  6. 5. 1963
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["Charles Burns" Introduction] / ["Babycakes" Introduction]
  9. 8. Babycake
  10. 9. ["Cholesterol" Introduction]
  11. 10. Cholesterol
  12. 11. ["Davey's Dream" Introduction]
  13. 12. Davey's Dream
  14. 13. ["Les Yeux Du Chat" / "Eyes of the Cat" Introduction]
  15. 14. Les Yeux Du Chat ["The Eyes of the Cat"]
  16. 15. The creators of Les Yeux Du Chat discuss the story's origin, its execution, and their thoughts on today, twelve years later
  17. 16. El Topo
  18. 17. ["Retinal Worm" Introduction]
  19. 18. Retinal Worm
  20. 19. ["La Fugue" Introduction]
  21. 20. La Fugue ["The Escape"]
  22. 21. ["Blue Angel" Introduction]
  23. 22. Blue Angel
  24. 23. ["Morrigan Tales" Introduction]
  25. 24. Morrigan Tales
  26. 25. ["These Things Happen" Introduction]
  27. 26. These Things Happen
  28. 27. ["Neither Seen Nor Heard" Introduction]
  29. 28. Neither Seen Nor Heard
  30. 29. ["From Hell" Title Page]
  31. 30. Chapter Three: Blackmail or Mrs. Barrett
    From Hell
  32. 31. Major Arcana: The Hermit and the Hierophant (Merrick and Ganesa)
    From Hell
  33. 32. The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder
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