(March 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: November 1986 ?. The print date year is missing in the indicia but the month is included.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alec Stevens (signed)(painting)
Inks
Alec Stevens (signed)(painting)
Colors
Alec Stevens (signed)(painting)

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

Dot and Dash / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Colors
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Cliff Sterrett

Genre
humor
Characters
Dot; Dash
Synopsis
Dot and Dash go surfing
Reprints
  • from Dot and Dash Sunday (1927.07.24)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Polly and her Pals / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Colors
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Cliff Sterrett

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Polly! Sharks!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Polly; Pa; Uncle
Synopsis
Pa is worried about sharks near the beach
Reprints
  • from Polly and her Pals Sunday (1927.7.24)

Prime Cuts Words & Pictures (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dori Seda; Alec Stevens; Richard Sala; Robert Crumb; Drew Friedman; Eddie Campbell; Justin Green; Susan Catherine; Mitch Manzer; Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Dori Seda; Alec Stevens; Richard Sala; Robert Crumb; Drew Friedman; Eddie Campbell; Justin Green; Susan Catherine; Mitch Manzer; Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Table of contents plus a quote from Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Gary Groth
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Continued several pages later

The Outsider (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
H. P. Lovecraft
Pencils
Alec Stevens
Inks
Alec Stevens
Letters
Alec Stevens

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An adaptation of the famous short story about a solitary man weary of darkness who is inexorably drawn to a castle tower.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Production and indicia credits. Subscription offer for Prime Cuts with the following month's issue shown.

Troubles with Cute Old Refrigerators (Table of Contents: 7)

Aline 'n' Bob / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Synopsis
The problems with having an old refrigerator as a style item
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Blues (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Campbell
Pencils
Eddie Campbell
Inks
Eddie Campbell
Letters
Eddie Campbell

Genre
biography
Characters
Eddie Campbell; Georgette Maison; Dave Harwood
Synopsis
Love's obsession
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Originally released in the UK as a self-published comic

Overheard At America's Lunch Counters (Table of Contents: 9)

Overheard At America's Lunch Counters / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Susan Catherine
Pencils
Susan Catherine
Inks
Susan Catherine
Letters
Susan Catherine

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Eleven quotations heard by the author while waitressing

[Portrait] (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kenneth Smith
Inks
Kenneth Smith

Indexer Notes

Accompanies a text story by R.A. Lafferty

Mr. Hamadryad (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
R. A. Lafferty
Letters
Typeset

Reality. Fantasy. and Everything in Between (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Luba
Synopsis
Ad for Love & Rockets

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Dot and Dash / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Cliff Sterrett

Genre
humor
Characters
Dot; Dash
Synopsis
Dot and Dash chase a bird
Reprints
  • from Dot and Dash Sunday (1927.06.19)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Polly and her Pals / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Cliff Sterrett

Genre
humor
Characters
Ashur Perkins; Pa
Synopsis
Ashur invents flourescent slippers
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sunday (1927.06.19)

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

Dot and Dash / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Cliff Sterrett

Genre
humor
Characters
Dot; Dash
Synopsis
Dot and Dash meet a fox
Reprints
  • from Dot and Dash Sunday (1927.07.17)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Polly and her Pals / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Cliff Sterrett

Genre
humor
Characters
Polly; Pa; Bob
Synopsis
Pa goes on a fox hunt
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sunday (1927.07.17)

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

Dot and Dash / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Cliff Sterrett

Genre
humor
Characters
Dot; Dash
Synopsis
Dot and Dash are puzzled by a tortoise
Reprints
  • from Dot and Dash Sunday (1927.05.22)

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

Polly and her Pals / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Cliff Sterrett

Genre
humor
Characters
Polly; Pa; Ashur
Synopsis
Ashur's cleaning fluid fails
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sunday (1927.05.22)

The Confidante (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dori Seda
Pencils
Dori Seda
Inks
Dori Seda
Letters
Dori Seda

Genre
humor
Characters
Lina; Cathy; Frank Dunden; Lina's Partner
Synopsis
Frank is vilified by all the women in town
Reprints

The Thirteen Fingers (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Sala
Pencils
Richard Sala
Inks
Richard Sala
Letters
Richard Sala

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A journalist discovers a secret society
Reprints

Tor Johnson in the Country (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Johnny Legend
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
Drew Friedman

Genre
humor
Characters
Tor Johnson; Tramp
Synopsis
Tor Johnson takes a trip to the country
Reprints

Hero of the Beach Revisited (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A life saved by the ads in comics
Reprints

Contributors (Table of Contents: 23)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Groth
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Blurb for all the artists plus the conclusion of Gary Groth's intro.

Treasure of the Lost Empire Chapter One (Table of Contents: 24)

Rory Randall / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Rory Randall; Cindy-Lou; Namron the Invincible; Will
Synopsis
Country singer Rory Randall engenders the wrath of a subterranean dictator

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Gustave Flaubert
Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Letters
Rick Geary

First Line of Dialogue or Text
ABELARD: No need to have any idea of his philosophy, nor even to know the titles of his works.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Illustration of one of Flaubert's pithy sayings from The Dictionary of Received Ideas. From "Abelard" to "Authors."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Dot and Dash / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Colors
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Cliff Sterrett

Genre
humor
Characters
Dot; Dash
Synopsis
Dot and Dash find a box
Reprints
  • from Dot and Dash Sumday (1927.03.06)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Polly and her Pals / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Colors
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
Cliff Sterrett

Genre
humor
Characters
Pa; Polly
Synopsis
Pa goes hunting
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sumday (1927.03.06)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
E. C Segar; Hal Foster; Milton Caniff
Inks
E. C Segar; Hal Foster; Milton Caniff
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Ad for Fantagraphics Books, including The Complete Popeye, Dickie Dare, Prince Valiant and Nemo: The Classics Comics Library.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Dot and Dash
  3. 2. ["Hey Polly! Sharks!!"]
    Polly and her Pals
  4. 3. Prime Cuts Words & Pictures
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. The Outsider
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Troubles with Cute Old Refrigerators
    Aline 'n' Bob
  9. 8. Blues
  10. 9. Overheard At America's Lunch Counters
    Overheard At America's Lunch Counters
  11. 10. [Portrait]
  12. 11. Mr. Hamadryad
  13. 12. Reality. Fantasy. and Everything in Between
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Dot and Dash
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Polly and her Pals
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Dot and Dash
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Polly and her Pals
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Dot and Dash
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Polly and her Pals
  20. 19. The Confidante
  21. 20. The Thirteen Fingers
  22. 21. Tor Johnson in the Country
  23. 22. Hero of the Beach Revisited
  24. 23. Contributors
  25. 24. Treasure of the Lost Empire Chapter One
    Rory Randall
  26. 25. ["ABELARD: No need to have any idea of his philosophy, nor even to know the titles of his works."]
    Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Dot and Dash
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Polly and her Pals
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
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