(March 1984)

Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1984 Series
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Price
1.70 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages
28
Indicia Frequency
six times a year
On-sale Date
1984-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Aardvark-Vanaheim Inc.
Brand
Aardvark Vanaheim
Editing
Deni Sim

Issue Notes

On-sale date, month only, from Amazing Heroes #44.

The Excruciatingly Average normalman (Table of Contents)

normalman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino ?
Pencils
Jim Valentino (signed)
Inks
Jim Valentino (signed)
Colors
Jim Valentino; Diane Valentino
Letters
Jim Valentino

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
normalman; Ultra-Conservative; Captain Everything
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover loosely based on Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #39.

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

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

Script
Deni Sim
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Deni Sim comments on the problems with lateness of the first issue and promotes this one. Also a list of companies distributing the comic.

...And One Shall Slay Him! (Table of Contents: 2)

normalman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Jim Valentino
Inks
Jim Valentino
Colors
Jim Valentino; Diane Valentino
Letters
Jim Valentino

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
normalman; Ultra-Conservative; Fanatic Four [Mr. Fanatical; Helpless Woman; The Humane Touch; The Lunk]; Captain Everything; Legion of Superfluous Heroes [Entropy Empress (Cameo); Euphemism Lad (Cameo); Fan Boy (Cameo); Flaccid Lad (Cameo); Flatulent Lass (Cameo); Gangrene Girl (Cameo); Generic Lad (Cameo); Generous Lass (Cameo); Glutinous Girl (Cameo); Hackneyed Kid (Cameo); Half-Wit Lad (Cameo); Hedonistic Girl (Cameo)]; Sgt Fluffy; Rotten Kid; Aimless (Flashback Cameo); Old Maid; Sophisticated Lady; The Trendoid; Man-Man; The Pope of Pain
Synopsis
Rotten Kid captures Normalman and tries to sell him to the Ultra-Conservative. Meanwhile Captain Everything battles Sgt Fluffy for no particular reason.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Marvel Comics parody issue.

Look for This Cover Next Issue (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Let's Conform with norm / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino [as Valentino]
Pencils
Mike McGee (photographer); Diane Valentino (photographer)
Inks
Mike McGee (photographer); Diane Valentino (photographer)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jim Valentino (photos); David Clark (photo); Aaron Valentino (photo)

Indexer Notes

A letters page without any letters yet, so Valentino comments on various subjects. Illustrated with two photos.

[normalman T-shirt] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

normalman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's a Boy (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Jim Valentino
Inks
Jim Valentino
Colors
Jim Valentino; Diane Valentino
Letters
Jim Valentino

Characters
Jim Valentino; Diane Valentino; Aaron James Valentino (baby); (3 other Valentino children)

Indexer Notes

Birth announcement for Aaron James Valentino, born Jan. 5, 1984.

...Time Marches On...No One is Immune... (Table of Contents: 7)

humor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino [as Valentino] (signed)
Pencils
Jim Valentino [as Valentino] (signed)
Inks
Jim Valentino [as Valentino] (signed)
Letters
Jim Valentino [as Valentino] (signed)

Synopsis
Elders complaining about youth culture in the 1960s, then the 1960 youth later complaining about the 1980s youth culture.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Captain Everything in Space] (Table of Contents: 8)

normalman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Valentino [as Valentino] (signed)
Inks
Jim Valentino [as Valentino] (signed)
Colors
Jim Valentino; Diane Valentino

Genre
humour; superhero
Characters
Captain Everything
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Loosely based on Captain Marvel (Marvel, 1968 series) #29 (Incorrectly listed as #19 in the Complete normalman TPB)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Excruciatingly Average normalman
    normalman
  2. 1. A Note from the Publisher
  3. 2. ...And One Shall Slay Him!
    normalman
  4. 3. Look for This Cover Next Issue
    normalman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Let's Conform with norm
  6. 5. [normalman T-shirt]
    normalman
  7. 6. It's a Boy
  8. 7. ...Time Marches On...No One is Immune...
    humor
  9. 8. [Captain Everything in Space]
    normalman
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
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  • Jim Van Dore
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