Comic Book #1- 1995
had been debating whether to include this series on
here for a while. The books themselves measure 9x12",
a little shy of the classic treasury/tabloid size and
one that I've used as a general cut-off point on deciding
what to include here.
I got a couple of emails from fans mentioning the series
to me, and I concluded that the spirit of the "giant
fun comic" idea is firmly in place with this series,
so its time to give it the attention it deserves.
first three issues were published by Dark Horse. And
then, oddly, a fourth issue came out under the Marvel
imprint, but confusingly numbered "Volume 1, No.1"--normally
you'd have to be published by Charlton to get numbering
final note: these books are pretty hard to find, even
on eBay, so until I procure my own copes I got all these
images from a blog called Barbie's
Sketch Blog, which generously posted all
four books in their entirety as PDFs)
Book was the brainchild behind Ren & Stimpy
creator John Kricfalusi, and each story in this book
carries his indelible stamp, even when he had nothing
to do with them directly.
this issue, stories include "Remote Control Jimmy"
and "Fishing Show", plus some goofy "fun
fact" pages, all filtered through John K.'s bent
perspective. The kind of comic that, had you caught
been reading it in, say, 1955, would've been torn from
your hands and tossed into the trash, which I'm sure
was the exact tone they were going for.
the image to see this book's back cover!