Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gobbledygook (Vol. 1) #1

Publication date: 1984

Story, art, inking, toning: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Quentin Eastman


*"Fugitoid, Chapter 1"
*"The Farout Art of Peter Laird" (gallery of 8 pinups)
*"Fugitoid, Chapter 2"

Turtle Tips:

*The series continues in Gobbledygook (Vol. 1) #2.

*This was the first publication from Mirage Studios.  It was printed on Xerox paper and stapled down the middle by hand with a 150 copy print run.  It is notoriously easy to counterfeit.

*"Fugitoid, Chapter 1" and "Fugitoid, Chapter 2" were reprinted in Fugitoid (microseries) #1.

*Selections from "The Farout Art of Peter Laird" pinup gallery, particularly the early concept art of the Triceraton, were reprinted in Gobbledygook (Vol. 2) #1.

*The back cover of this issue features a promotional image for TMNT (Vol. 1) #1.  Due to this promo art, many comic book price guides mistakenly list Gobbledygook (Vol. 1) #1 as the "first appearance" of the Ninja Turtles.


I don't own this comic and, considering how it was printed, neither do most people.  I'm really just including it on my guide for the sake of being complete and informative as to its contents.  Several of the stories between these two issues, so far as I know, have never been reprinted anywhere.  I'd LIKE to read them someday, but that isn't looking like it's gonna happen.



John Pannozzi said...

I'm pretty sure Tokk or wildverse or the guy in charge of Go Green Machine has scans on these issues on their flickr account. I'd suggest you look for them.

Anonymous said...

Here I found em.

Mark Pellegrini said...


Thanks for the link!

I'll be running out of TMNT comics pretty much once I'm done with Volume 4, so I was thinking about doing the other non-Turtle stories published in the Mirage anthologies to fill gaps.

Thanks again!

Jeff Jacobson said...

Looks like you might have some more vol. 4 to review.