Harlan Ellison

Issue 5, August 1995, Dark Horse Comics ($2.95)

editor, Bob Schreck, Harlan Ellison, & Anina Bennett

cover, Ron Brown; story behind the cover, “The Museum On Cyclops Avenue”

[Framing Sequence]

story, Harlan Ellison; art, Eric Shanower;
color, Bernie Mireault; letters, Sean Konot

Other credits after the break

“Catman” Part Two

adaption, Peter David; art, Mike Deodato, Jr.; letters, Sean Konot

“How’s The Nightlife On Cissalda”

adaption, Faye Perovich; art, Eric White


The story “How’s The Nightlife On Cissalda” is not so much a comic or sequential adaptation of the original story, rather it is more of an illustrated story. Eric White provides 13 illustrations that accompany the text of the story, adapted by Faye Perovich.

While house ads and solicitation for this issue promised “The first-ever Harlan Ellison letter column” it unfortunatly does not appear in this issue. A note at the end of the comic reads:

“This issue’s charming, endearing fuck-up. Yes, we promised a letter column. Yes, it was used as an alluring come-on last issue, as well as in advertisements in newspapers, on billboards, on televisio and the InfoWeb. Well, you’re not going to get it in this issue, so sue me. The story [‘The Museum On Cyclops Avenue’] ran longer than I’d planned. Oh, shut up and stop whining!”

Dream Corridor #5 was the last issue of the ongoing Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor series. The series was re-established the following year in what was planned as a new regular series with Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor Quarterly #1 (1996). While no further issues of the Quarterly were published, the series was concluded ten years later in Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor Vol. Two (2007).

Original Stories

  • “The Museum On Cyclops Avenue” appears for the first time in this issue. It was subsequently printed in the collection Slippage, 1997
  • “Catman” first appeared in Final Stage, 1974 and is included in the collection Approaching Oblivion, 1974
  • “How’s The Nightlife On Cissalda” first appeared in Chrysalis, 1977 and is included in the collections Shatterday, 1980; and Dreams with Sharp Teeth, 1991


  • “The Museum On Cyclops Avenue, “Catman,” “How’s The Nightlife On Cissalda,” and the Framing Sequence are reprinted in Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor Vol. 1 (Dark Horse, 1996).

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How's The Nightlife On Cissalda