(Spring 1983)

Fantagraphics, 1982 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
CX Comics
Brand
CX Comics Experimental
Editing
Gary Groth
Color
black and white with color covers
Dimensions
8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

1st printing: April 1983; 2nd printing: December 1990; 3rd printing: ?


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Colors
Roberta Gregory

Characters
Maggie; Penny Century
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaur

Comics Can Be Art and Here Are Some of the Reasons Why (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Gary Groth
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
First page of Groth's discussion on literacy, art and this issue's Mechanics story. The page also includes the table of contents, production credits and indicia.

Mechanics (Table of Contents: 2)

Mechanics / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Letters
Jaime Hernandez

Genre
drama; fantasy-supernatural; romance
Characters
Rand Race; Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Duke Morales; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Yax Haxley; Tse Tse [Rosa Colores Arriaga Banuelos]; Penny Century [Beatriz Garcia]; Ben Ruben; Rena Titañon; Guillermo del Juevín; Pedero Rodriguez San Jo; Old Timer [Ruben]; Joey Glass (single-panel); Terry [Theresa Leeanne Downe] (single-panel); Zero Gravity (single-panel); Daffy [Daphne Matsumoto] (single-panel); Tony Belle (single-panel); Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Highway Patrolman; Bernie Carbo; Sancho Conrado San Jo (single-panel silhouette); Doctor Numura Mumura; Speedy Ortiz; Torombolo; Tiger Rosa (Wrestler); Vicki Glori; Maria Bravo (Wrestler; single-panel cameo); Ki Ki
Synopsis
Maggie and Rand Race are sent to fix a downed ship in a volatile jungle country where dinosaurs still live and the leader is an oppressive dictator.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Terry Downe, Vicki Glori, and Rena Titañon

Radio Zero (Table of Contents: 3)

Errata Stigmata / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mario Hernandez
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre
science fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Errata Stigmata (Intro); Bubbles; Valentia; Old Lady
Synopsis
Errata Stigmata and her friend Bubbles blow up an embassy.
Reprints

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

Somewhere in California... / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mario Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils
Mario Hernandez
Inks
Mario Hernandez
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There they are! The Polaris Apartments! Go around to the alley way, now!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Vodor; Xed; Zezbar [Zizbah]; Tony; Noalda; King Svedor of Marzipan; Katie; Cluzia; Mosca
Synopsis
Aliens, the deposed King of Marzipan and drug dealers all are at the Polaris Apartments.
Reprints

¿Music for Monsters? II (Table of Contents: 5)

Bang and Inez / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bang Bang; Inez; Killiaak monsters
Synopsis
Bang Bang and Inez stop 5 Killiaak monsters from stealing a deadly disease.
Reprints

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

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

Script
Gary Groth
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Groth's essay continued from the inside front cover. Also, a small Jaime drawing on the lower left corner.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors
Tom Mason
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...er Tavos Qualvida?
Characters
Monster X
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Love and Rockets
  2. 1. Comics Can Be Art and Here Are Some of the Reasons Why
  3. 2. Mechanics
    Mechanics
  4. 3. Radio Zero
    Errata Stigmata
  5. 4. ["There they are! The Polaris Apartments! Go around to the alley way, now!"]
    Somewhere in California...
  6. 5. ¿Music for Monsters? II
    Bang and Inez
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["...er Tavos Qualvida?"]
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