(May 1987)

Fantagraphics, 1986 Series
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Price
3.50 USD; 5.25 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson (Consulting Editor); R. Fiore (Contributing Editor); Kim Fryer (Contributing Editor)
Color
black & white with colour covers
Dimensions
US magazine size - 10.75" x 8.25" (27.3 cm x 20.95 cm)
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

1st printing: April 1987


[Victorian Murders] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Prime Cuts Words & Pictures (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Table of contents plus a quote from Natalia Ginzberg

The Abominable Mrs. Pearcey (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Rick Geary
Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Letters
Rick Geary

Genre
crime
Characters
Mrs. Mary Eleanor Pearcey; Frank Hogg; Phoebe Hogg; Clara Hogg
Synopsis
The story details the 1890 Hampstead murder of a housewife and her baby.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
José Antonio Muñoz
Inks
José Antonio Muñoz
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Distributor list, production and indicia credits. Subscription offer for Prime Cuts with the following issue's cover shown.

The Final Curtain (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Deitch
Pencils
Kim Deitch
Inks
Kim Deitch
Letters
Kim Deitch

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Maxine Morgan; Phil Morgan; Chorus Girl
Synopsis
The story of a deceased spirit that takes revenge on a philandering husband.
Reprints

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Jim Today (Table of Contents: 6)

Jim / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Woodring
Pencils
Jim Woodring
Inks
Jim Woodring
Letters
Jim Woodring

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Four text pieces and two small illustrations are on these pages. The title of the pieces are "Glorious Lineage Continues," "Alien Life Found in Chinese Gruel," "A Public Service Announcement," and "Major Disappointment."
Reprints
  • in Jim (Fantagraphics, 1987 Series) #?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jim / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Woodring
Inks
Jim Woodring

Synopsis
Illustration of a farm strewn with debris. A grinning goat and a standing cow wearing overalls are in the foreground.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jim / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Woodring
Pencils
Jim Woodring
Inks
Jim Woodring
Letters
Jim Woodring

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"When are we going to be there?" Susan asked the shadowy parent
Characters
Susan; Mother; Grandmother; Grandpa
Synopsis
Story is about a girl who is driven to a farm to visit her grandparents. Five small illustrations included.
Reprints
  • in Jim (Fantagraphics, 1987 Series) #?

Mysteries of the Flesh (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
The first chapter revealing the findings of a theory called "Mysteries of the Flesh" by the narrator.

A Night in the Woods (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Djuna Barnes
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Trenchard; Jennie; Pontz
Synopsis
The American writer's story about a married couple who after thirty years of marriage are sent to jail.

Would You Like to Have Sex With This Magazine? (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Room of One's Own (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William Clark
Pencils
William Clark
Inks
William Clark
Letters
William Clark

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
The story satirizes the very high cost of living in big cities.

[Arcade #6] (Table of Contents: 13)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Synopsis
The drawing is of a fox in suit and tie sitting next to a tree named "Madison Ave." The fox is sitting with an open book.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the front cover to one of Crumb's self-published fanzines from the early sixties. Not to be confused with the Seventies anthology series.

[Arcade #4] (Table of Contents: 14)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Synopsis
The image shows a shirtless fat man sitting on several sacks of money, surrounded by several dozen men brandishing swords. It is titled "The American Revolution of 1960"
Reprints

[Arcade #5] (Table of Contents: 15)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Synopsis
The image is of an almost completely sunken ship with several people on the topmost point. The ship's name is "Bigotry and Racial Prejudice."
Reprints

R. Crumb's Animal Town Comics (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Fritz the Cat; Sniff the Panda; Mr. Denny; Flossy the Panda; Mae
Synopsis
Fritz and his married friends were planning to have a picnic. Unfortunately, the couple's arguing puts a damper on it. Later on, Fritz gets into some trouble when he grabs a bunch of helium balloons.
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Indexer Notes

The story is dated May 4, 1961. Previously unpublished.

Consumer Decisions: A Lifetime Commitment (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Dougan
Pencils
Michael Dougan
Inks
Michael Dougan
Letters
Michael Dougan

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Social commentary on consumerism.

Contributors (Table of Contents: 18)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Brief blurbs on the creators

Call of the Spirit (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
religious
Characters
Jesus; Joseph; Mary
Synopsis
An enigmatic tale taken from the Gnostic manuscript "Pistis Sophia." A child looking just like Jesus arrives at Joseph and Mary's house. Jesus, who has been working nearby, states that he's been waiting for him.
Reprints

Treasure of the Lost Empire Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 20)

Treasure of the Lost Empire / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Mitch Manzer
Pencils
Mitch Manzer
Inks
Mitch Manzer
Letters
Mitch Manzer

Genre
humor
Characters
Will; Buddy Smudley; Rory Randall; Dick Pritkin; Cindy Lou
Synopsis
While Rory takes a swig of the poisoned drink, Buddy may have had a change of heart. But his doubts may have come too late.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gustave Flaubert
Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Comb (Large-Toothed): Makes the hair fall out.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
More selections from Flaubert's work. Includes a single drawing from Geary. Covers from "Comb" to "Defeat"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)