(Spring 1983)

Fantagraphics, 1982 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages
68
On-sale Date
1983
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
CX Comics
Brand
CX Comics Experimental
Editing
Gary Groth (credited) (editorial coordinator)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Locas / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Colors
Peppy White (credited)

Genre
drama
Characters
Penny Century; Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]
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)

Locas / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez (signed)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (signed)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (signed)
Letters
Jaime Hernandez (signed)

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.
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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 (credited as Mario)
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez (credited as 'Bert)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez (credited as 'Bert)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (credited as 'Bert)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Errata Stigmata (intro); Bubbles; Velentia; Old Lady; Bubble's Mom [Edwina]
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 (credited); Gilbert Hernandez (credited as 'Bert)
Pencils
Mario Hernandez (credited)
Inks
Mario Hernandez (credited)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (credited as 'Bert)

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 (signed as Bert)
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Bert)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Bert)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Bert)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bang Bang; Inez Perez; Killiaak monsters; Doreena (unseen)
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 (signed as Bert)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Bert)
Colors
Tom Mason (credited)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Bert)

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]
    Locas
  2. 1. Comics Can Be Art and Here Are Some of the Reasons Why
  3. 2. Mechanics
    Locas
  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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