(1987)

Knockabout, 1980 Series
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Price
3.95 GBP
Pages
68
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Adults Only
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Knockabout Comics
Barcode
9780861660452
Editing
Carol Bennet; Tony Bennett; Hunt Emerson
Color
Black and white with colour covers
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US (#1-6); British A4 size (#8-14)
Binding
Saddle-stitched (#1-6); Squarebound (#8-14)
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

The themed stories this issue are about magic.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Matthews
Inks
Mike Matthews
Colors
Mike Matthews

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Jack Alarum / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Graham Higgins
Pencils
Graham Higgins
Inks
Graham Higgins
Letters
Graham Higgins

Genre
crime; historical
Characters
Jack Alarum; Major Rory McSpread; Messenger; Geneva Jake; Hopalong Cussedly; Pastor; Wise-Woman; Death; Reynard Flay; Roquard Flay
Synopsis
Among the haul from Jack's latest highway robbery is an item with a curse attached.

Large Cow Comix (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Hunt Emerson
Pencils
Hunt Emerson
Inks
Hunt Emerson
Letters
Hunt Emerson

Genre
humour
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Although dialogue free, there is a plethora of sound effects.

Magic (Table of Contents: 3)

The House Next Door / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Rigg
Pencils
Peter Rigg
Inks
Peter Rigg
Letters
Peter Rigg

Genre
humour
Characters
Joe Columbus; Ivan Russki; Olga Russki; Laura Columbus; Sasha Russki; Nadine Columbus; Buck Columbus; Emma Columbus
Synopsis
The neighbours would get on fine were it not for the fathers.

Lurchin The Urchin (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gibson
Pencils
Steve Gibson
Inks
Steve Gibson
Letters
Steve Gibson

Genre
humour
Characters
Lurchin D. Urchin; Customer; Angelique; Demon
Synopsis
Lurchin winds up the wrong pub customer.

Dan Maniac Smashes The Cannibal Restaurant Racket (Table of Contents: 5)

Dan Maniac / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Matthews
Pencils
Mike Matthews
Inks
Mike Matthews
Letters
Mike Matthews

Genre
humour; crime
Characters
Dan Maniac; Dropsy Outhoouse; Madame Asshole; Monsewer; Monsieur Klankey
Synopsis
A new cannibal restaurant is the hit of the town.

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

Fat Freddy's Cat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Gilbert Shelton
Pencils
Gilbert Shelton
Inks
Gilbert Shelton
Letters
Gilbert Shelton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Workers of the world unite
Genre
humour
Characters
Fat Freddy's Cat; Fat Freddy
Synopsis
The cat is evicted.

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

Fat Freddy's Cat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Gilbert Shelton
Pencils
Gilbert Shelton
Inks
Gilbert Shelton
Letters
Gilbert Shelton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know what I can do
Genre
humour
Characters
Fat Freddy's Cat; Squirrel
Synopsis
The homeless cat needs food.

Route Vers L'Enfer [The Route To Hades] (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Daniel Goossens; Gilbert Shelton (English script)
Pencils
Daniel Goossens
Inks
Daniel Goossens
Letters
Gilbert Shelton

Genre
humour
Characters
General; Father Christmas; McArdle; Harris
Synopsis
Father Christmas is frustrated at being kept back from the front lines.

Phenomenomix (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Hunt Emerrson
Pencils
Hunt Emerrson
Inks
Hunt Emerrson
Letters
Hunt Emerrson

Genre
humour
Synopsis
19th century miners discover a living fossil.

Dan Maniac Encounters A Die-Hard Hard-Case Case-Hardened Hard-Hearted Heart-Felt Plea From The Heart Of Darkness (Table of Contents: 10)

Dan Maniac / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Matthews
Pencils
Mike Matthews
Inks
Mike Matthews
Letters
Mike Matthews

Genre
humour
Characters
Dan Maniac; Kludge The Cannibal
Synopsis
What does Dan do when faced with a willing victim?

Wm. Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (Table of Contents: 11)

Classics Crucified / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Wm. Shakespeare; Justin Green
Pencils
Justin Green
Inks
Justin Green
Letters
Justin Green

Genre
drama; humour
Synopsis
A Winter's Tale cast with caricatures
Reprints

Collector's Corner (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Justin Green
Pencils
Justin Green
Inks
Justin Green
Letters
Justin Green

Genre
humour
Synopsis
Justin Green's Underground cartooning course.
Reprints
  • From ?

The Agony Of Binky Brown (Table of Contents: 13)

Binky Brown / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Justin Green
Pencils
Justin Green
Inks
Justin Green
Letters
Justin Green

Genre
biography
Characters
Binky Brown
Synopsis
Binky is unreasonably influenced by the movie 'Them'.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Peter Pank (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Francesc Capdevila [as Max]; Elias Garcia (English script); Mike Steel (English script)
Pencils
Francesc Capdevila [as Max]
Inks
Francesc Capdevila [as Max]
Letters
?

Genre
humour
Characters
Peter Pank; Wendy; Tinkerbell; Captain Quiff; Hippie Princess; Water Nymphos; Sailor
Synopsis
Peter's attempt to rescue Wendy results in capture by the Water Nymphos, but Tinkerbell escapes Captain Quiff.
Reprints
  • From ?

Indexer Notes

The serialisation began in issue 10, and this is continued from 12 and continues in 14.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jack Alarum
  3. 2. Large Cow Comix
  4. 3. Magic
    The House Next Door
  5. 4. Lurchin The Urchin
  6. 5. Dan Maniac Smashes The Cannibal Restaurant Racket
    Dan Maniac
  7. 6. ["Workers of the world unite"]
    Fat Freddy's Cat
  8. 7. ["I know what I can do"]
    Fat Freddy's Cat
  9. 8. Route Vers L'Enfer [The Route To Hades]
  10. 9. Phenomenomix
  11. 10. Dan Maniac Encounters A Die-Hard Hard-Case Case-Hardened Hard-Hearted Heart-Felt Plea From The Heart Of Darkness
    Dan Maniac
  12. 11. Wm. Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale
    Classics Crucified
  13. 12. Collector's Corner
  14. 13. The Agony Of Binky Brown
    Binky Brown
  15. 14. Peter Pank
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