BATMAN RETURNS MOVIE MAGAZINE

1992, Topps

About

Essay was severely edited from a page down to a paragraph because of an attack on DC Comics and their attitude towards creator rights. Essay was later reprinted in the Comic Buyer’s Guide.

BERNIE WRIGHTSON: A LOOK BACK

1991, Underwood Miller

editor, Christopher Zavisa; cover, Bernie Wrightson

“Introduction”

writer, Harlan Ellison

About

Retrospective on the comic art and illustration work of Bernie Wrightson.

BUT I DIGRESS

But I Digress (1994) By Peter David. Cover art by Neil Gaiman.

1994, Comic Buyer’s Guide ($14.95, ISBN: 0-87341-286-9)

introduction, Harlan Ellison

essays by Peter David;
cover, Neil Gaiman; edited, Myra & Peter David

About

Collection of essays by Peter David, “Writer of Stuff,” and founder of the Friends of Ellison.

CANUCK COMICS

Canuck Comics (Matrix Books) Edited by John Bell. Cover art by Ken Steacy.
year unknown, Matrix Books

introduction, Harlan Ellison

editor, John Bell; cover, Ken Steacy

About

Price Guide and Bibliography of Canadian produced comic books.

ENCHANTED APPLES OF OZ

The Enchanted Apples of Oz (1986) By Eric Shanower

1986, First Comics

introduction, Harlan Ellison

story & art, Eric Shanower

Part of a series of original graphic novels set in Frank L. Baum’s Land of Oz by writer/artist Eric Shanower.

FALLEN ANGEL Vol. 1

Fallen Angel Vol. 1 (DC Comics) Cover art by Brian StelfreezeJune 2004, DC Comics ($12.95, ISBN: 1-40120-225-X)

introduction, Harlan Ellison

story, Peter David; art, David Lopez & Fernando Blanco; cover, Brian Stelfreeze

FIRE SALE

Fire Sale (1989) Cover art by Jay Kinney
1989, Rip Off Press ($2.50)

introduction, Harlan Ellison, “Smokey Considerations”

editor, Mark Bode; cover, Jay Kinney

About

Benefit comic for Larry Todd, Ellison’s collaborator on The Chocolate Alphabet.

FISH POLICE#26

The Fish Police #26 (1990) By Steve Moncuse.
Issue 26, December 1990, Apple Comics ($2.25)

outroduction, Harlan Ellison, “Finny Friends, Adieu, Toodle-oo: An Outroduction to Fish Police”

story and art, Steve Moncuse;
letters, Clem Robbins; editor, Hilary Hughes

About

The last regular issue of Steve Moncuse’s Fish Police. Harlan Ellison also wrote introductions for the Fish Police: Hairballs (1987) collection and Marvel Comics’ reprint of Fish Police #4 (1993).

FISH POLICE, THE #4

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Vol. 2, Issue 4, January 1993, Marvel Comics ($1.25)

afterword, Harlan Ellison, “Baited Secrets Of The Deep”

story and art, Steve Moncuse;
letters, L. Lois Buhalis; effects, Paul Nagy; color, Tom Vincent;
editor, Diana Schutz; re-editor, David Wohl

About

The fourth issue of Marvel Comics’ reprint of Steve Moncuse’ Fish Police, published in connection with the early-’90s animated television series. The afterword, “Baited Secrets Of The Deep,” is a slightly edited version of the introduction included in The Fish Police: Hairballs (Comico, 1987), where the main story in this issue first appeared in color.

FISH POLICE: HAIRBALL

The Fish Police: Hairballs (1987) By Steve Moncuse.October 1987, Comico ($9.95, ISBN: 0-938965-05-0)

introduction, Harlan Ellison, “Baited Secrets Of The Deep”

story and art, Steve Moncuse; letters, L. Lois Buhalis
color, Tom Vincent; effects, Paul Nagy; editor, Diana Schutz

About

Collection of issues 1 through 4 of Fishwrap Press’ Fish Police.

Early print ads for Fish Police also featured a promotional quote from Harlan Ellison. However it turned out that the quote was actually not from Ellison, but someone who had appeared in a California Comic Shop pretending to be him and praised the book. The praise got back to Moncuse and the quote was included in the ads.

Ellison later did comment positively on the book in print, along with writing the introduction to this book, an “outroduction” for Fish Police #26 (1990), the last of the series, and an edited version of “Baited Secrets From The Deep” in Fish Police #4 (1993) the fourth issue of Marvel Comics’ reprinting of the series.

GREY #1

Issue 1, January 1988, Viz

introduction, Harlan Ellison

HARLAN ELLISON’S CHOCOLATE ALPHABET

Harlan Ellison

1978, Last Gasp Eco-Funnies

story, Harlan Ellison; art/cover, Larry Todd;
introduction, Harlan Ellison, “A Note On How This Story Came To Be Written”;
afterword, Larry Todd, “And A Short Afterword From The Illustrator”

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ILLUSTRATED HARLAN ELLISON, THE

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December 1978, Baronet Books/Byron Preiss Visuals ($8.95, ISBN: 0-89437-038-3)

editor, Byron Preiss; cover, Michael Whelan; cover design, Alex Jay

introduction, Harlan Ellison, “A Word From Harlan Ellison”;
introduction, Byron Preiss

Full credits after break.

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IMAGES OF OMAHA #1

Images of Omaha #1 (1992) Cover art by Rich Larson & Steve Fastner
Issue 1, 1992, Kitchen Sink Press ($3.95)

introduction, Harlan Ellison;
afterword, Neil Gaiman

cover, Rich Larson & Steve Fastner

About

A benefit book for Omaha the Cat Dancer creator Reed Waller during his fight with colon cancer. Features pin-ups and short stories by a variety of writers and artists from mainstream and underground comics. Creators donated their royalties to a fund, and Kitchen Sink matched the amount.

KURT BUSIEK’S ASTRO CITY: FAMILY ALBUM

Astro City: Family Album (1998) Cover art by Alex Ross.

September 1988, Image Comics/Homage Comics

introduction, Harlan Ellison

story, Kurt Busiek; art, Brent Anderson & Will Blyberg;
collection editor, John Layman; series editor, Jonathan Peterson; cover, Alex Ross;

About

Collection of Kurt Busiek’s Astro City Vol. 2 Issues 1-3 and 10-13, a creator-owned superhero series written by story, Kurt Busiek with art by Brent Anderson & Willie Blyberg and covers by Alex Ross.

LI’L ABNER Vol. 14

Volume 14, 19XX, Kitchen Sink Press

editor, Dennis Kitchen; cover, Al Capp;
introduction, Harlan Ellison

Reprint of Li’l Abner comic strips from the year 1948, including a number of Shmoo strips.

MANGLE TANGLE TALES #1

Mangle Tangle Tales #1 (1990) Cover art by Scot Rockwell.Issue 1, 1990, Innovation ($2.95, ISBN: 1042-1584)

introduction, Harlan Ellison, “Roses In December”

written, Scott Rockwell; art, R.T. Schneider and Scott Rockwell;
letters, Tom Addis; cover, Scott Rockwell

About

An homage to George Carlson’s Jingle Jangle Tales, which Ellison discusses in his introduction as well as in his essay in the book All In Color For A Dime.

NIGHT AND THE ENEMY

Night And The Enemy (Comico, 1987) Cover art by Ken Steacy

November 1987, Comico ($11.95)

editor, Maggie Brenner; cover, Ken Steacy

Reprints, updates, and expands on stories, adaptations of Ellison’s Earth-Kyba War story cycle, that originally appeared in Epic Illustrated #4, 6, & 11.

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ROCKETEER GRAPHIC NOVEL

The Rocketeer (1985) By Dave Stevens.1985, Eclipse

introduction, Harlan Ellison

story & art, Dave Stevens;
letters, Carrie Spiegle; color, Joe Chiodo with Bruce Timm, Brent Anderson, Scott Saavedra, and Jennifer Frank

SANDMAN: SEASONS OF MISTS

Sandman: Season of Mists (1992) Cover art by Dave McKean.

1992, DC Comics/Vertigo ($29.95, ISBN: 1-56389-035-6)

introduction, Harlan Ellison

story, Neil Gaiman; art, Kelly Jones, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Matt Wagner, Dick Giordano, George Pratt, and P. Craig Russell;
editor, Karen Berger; cover and design, Dave McKean

About

Introduction for the fourth collection of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, collecting the “Seasons Of Mists” story from Sandman #21-28. Cover artist Dave McKean also creates an antique “portrait” of Harlan Ellison, along with all other creators, for the “biographies” section of the book.

SLOW DEATH

19XX, Last Gasp Eco-Funnies

About

Reprint collection of stories from Slow Death, an underground comic from the sixties and seventies, featuring art and stories by R. Crumb, Rand Holmes, Richard Corben, Gilbert Shelton, Jaxon, Greg Irons, and others.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Anniversary Reprint (1993) By Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.

Issue 1 Anniversary Reprint, 1993, Mirage Press

introduction, Harlan Ellison

story & art, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird

TWILIGHT ZONE #1

The Twilight Zone #1 (Now Comics, 1991) Cover art by Neal Adams.

Issue 1, 1991, Prestige Edition, NOW Comics ($4.95)

editor, Joan M. Weis; art direction, Patrick Williams; cover painting, Neal Adams

“Crazy As A Soup Sandwich”

story, Harlan Ellison; art, Neal Adams;
color, Cory; letterer, Patrick Williams

introduction, Harlan Ellison, “Riding The Daymare”
original story, Harlan Ellison, “Darkness Upon The Face Of The Deep”

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VIC AND BLOOD

Vic And Blood (NBM, 1989) Art by Richard Corben

NBM, 1989, ($8.95, ISBN: 0-312-03471-7)

“Eggsucker” / “A Boy And His Dog” / “Run, Spot, Run”

story, Harlan Ellison; art & cover, Richard Corben;
afterword, Harlan Ellison- “After Vic and Blood, Some Afterthoughts As Afterwords”

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VIC AND BLOOD: The Continuing Adventures of A Boy and His Dog

Vic And Blood (iBooks, 2003) Cover art by Richard Corben

2003, iBooks / Edgeworks Abbey ($17.95, ISBN: 0-7434-5903-2)

“Eggsucker” / “A Boy And His Dog” / “Run, Spot, Run”

story, Harlan Ellison; art and cover, Richard Corben;
project editor, Howard Zimmerman; cover and interior design, Dean Motter

foreword, Harlan Ellison, “Latest Breaking News: The Kid and the Pooch”

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VISIONS OF ARZACH

Visions of Arzach (1993) Cover art by Moebius.

1993, Kitchen Sink Press ($14.95, ISBN: 0-87816-233-X)

foreword, Harlan Ellison, “The Man On The Pterodactyl”

editor, Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier; cover, Jean “Moebius” Giraud

About

A collection of art inspired by Jean “Moebius” Giraud’s character Arzach. Includes work by Sergio Aragonés, Mark Bodé, Jim Steranko, Michael Zuli, Gahan Wilson, Mike Mignola, David Mazzucchelli, Kent Williams, and many more.

VISUAL STORYTELLING: THE ART AND TECHNIQUE

2003, Underwood Miller

writer, Tony Caputo; special essay, Jim Steranko

“With the Eyes of a Demon: Seeing the Fantastic as a Video Image”

writer, Harlan Ellison

About

Non-fiction book concerning visual storytelling, focusing on comics and film. As an introductio, a revised version of Harlan Ellison’s 1976 essay “With the Eyes of a Demon”.

WIZARD 1995 COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE ANNUAL

1996, Wizard Press

introduction, Harlan Ellison

[unconfirmed]

WIZARD PRESS PRESENTS BEYOND ZERO HOUR

1998(?), Wizard Press

introduction, Harlan Ellison

[unconfirmed]