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.