(November 1982)

JC Comics, 1982 Series
 
Price
1.95 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
John C. Productions
Brand
John C. Productions Inc.
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Editing
Chris Adames
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Indicia: BASICALLY STRANGE #1 PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY JOHN C. PRODUCTIONS. THE NAME "BASICALLY STRANGE" WAS CREATED BY BRIAN JACOBS. EDITORIAL, SUBSCRIPTION & BUSINESS OFFICES AT SUITE 222, 1671 EAST 16th, BROOKLYN, N.Y. TELEPHONE (212) 629-2020. SUBSCRIPTIONS: 4 ISSUES FOR $5.00 IN THE U.S.; CANADA AND ELSEWHERE $6.00. SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT NEW YORK, N.Y. AND ADDITIONAL MAILING OFFICES. COPYRIGHTED © 1982 BY JOHN C. PRODUCTIONS. THE FOLLOWING STORIES ARE COPYRIGHTED © BY ARCHIE COMICS: THE MAN WHO TRIED TO KILL DEATH, THE THE BENEFACTOR, THE POWER, DEATH IS MY LOVE'S NAME, AND THE CREATOR. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD UNDER THE UNIVERSAL COPYRIGHT CONVENTIONS, THE INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT CONVENTION AND THE PAN AMERICAN CONVENTION. BASICALLY STRANGE IS REGISTERED U.S. PATENT OFFICE. MARCA REGISTRADA. MARQUE DEPOSEE. NOTHING MAY BE REPRODUCED IN WHOLE OR IN PART WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE PUBLISHER. SORRY, NO RESPONSIBILITY CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR UNSOLICITED MATERIAL. PRINTED IN U.S.A. NEW SUBSCRIBERS, PLEASE ALLOW 8 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY OF FIRST ISSUE. POSTMASTER: SEND ALL CHANGES OF ADDRESS TO JOHN C. PRODUCTIONS, SUITE 222, 1671 EAST 16th ST., N.Y., N.Y. 11229


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cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Corben
Inks
Rich Corben
Colors
Rich Corben
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Den

Indexer Notes

Cover originally appeared as a 1979 Den poster. Cover date is December 1982; contents page says November 1982.

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Hall of Fame T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rick Bryant
Inks
Rick Bryant
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Contents listing truncates some story titles ("To Kill Death" vs. "The Man Who Tried to Kill Death")

Indexer Notes

November 1982 [cover dated December]
Number One
Publisher: John Carbonaro
Editor: Chris Adames
Production: Ray Gallardo
Typesetting: Prime Publishing Services
Cover: Rich Corben
Contents Page Illustration: Rick Bryant

Movie Review (Table of Contents: 3)

Bladerunner [sic] / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Henderson
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Review of Ridley Scott's 1982 science fiction film, Blade Runner.
Keywords
movie review

Indexer Notes

text article with b&w photo illustration from the film

The Man Who Tried To Kill Death (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Marvin Channing
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Letters
Alex Toth

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Tetragrammaton (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Tim Ryan
Pencils
Rick Bryant
Inks
Rick Bryant
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

Story is a series of full page and double page illustrations in different media.

Book Review (Table of Contents: 6)

Earth Invader by Randall Garrett / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
David M. Singer
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
book review

Indexer Notes

Review of Randall Garrett's science fiction novel, reissued by Tower/Leisure Science Fiction with the title Earth Invader, originally published 1962 in Analog magazine as "Anything You Can Do..." under the pseudonym Darrel T. Langart.

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

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mat Jacobs (signed)
Pencils
Mat Jacobs (signed)
Inks
Mat Jacobs (signed)
Letters
Mat Jacobs (signed)

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Half-page cartoon filler

Winddreams: A Portfolio by Rick Bryant (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Movie Review (Table of Contents: 9)

Swamp Thing / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
movie review

Indexer Notes

Review of the 1982 movie directed by Wes Craven, based on the DC Comics property. Text article with b&w photo illustration.

The Benefactor (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
T. Casey Brennan
Pencils
Vincente Alcazar
Inks
Vincente Alcazar
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Ultimate Power! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Wally Wood
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
Wally Wood ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Death Is My Love's Name (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Marvin Channing
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
Frank Thorne
Letters
Frank Thorne ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Creator (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bruce Jones
Pencils
Bruce Jones
Inks
Bruce Jones
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

Portfolio (Table of Contents: 14)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pepe Moreno; Matthew Staples; Bob Morello
Inks
Pepe Moreno; Matthew Staples; Bob Morello

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
feature section on "the hottest new artists in comics!"

Indexer Notes

Pinup pages featuring fantasy art by Pepe Moreno (Spanish, aka Pepe Moreno Casares); Matthew Staples; and Bob Morello (aka Robert Morello)with short biographies of the artists following.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mat Jacobs (signed)
Pencils
Mat Jacobs (signed)
Inks
Mat Jacobs (signed)
Letters
Mat Jacobs (signed)

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Half-page cartoon filler

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Justice Machine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Red Circle Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Hall of Fame T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
  3. 2. [Contents Page]
  4. 3. Movie Review
    Bladerunner [sic]
  5. 4. The Man Who Tried To Kill Death
  6. 5. Tetragrammaton
  7. 6. Book Review
    Earth Invader by Randall Garrett
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Winddreams: A Portfolio by Rick Bryant
  10. 9. Movie Review
    Swamp Thing
  11. 10. The Benefactor
  12. 11. The Ultimate Power!
  13. 12. Death Is My Love's Name
  14. 13. The Creator
  15. 14. Portfolio
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Basically Strange
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Justice Machine
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Red Circle Comics
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