no 1 last of the great joy juice

série: 1984, tomorrow's world
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Warren Publishing
genre: ScienceFiction
classement: carton131
date: 1978
format: broché
état: TBE
valeur: 10 €
critère: *
remarques: 1984 is an American black and white science-fiction comic magazine
published by Warren Publishing from 1978 to 1983,
the title of the magazine was changed to 1994
starting with issue 11 in February, 1980
based on a request by the estate of George Orwell,
the magazine ceased publication with issue 29 in February, 1983
due to the bankruptcy of Warren Publishing

it is a serie of 11 issues but only the first four
are collected here as representatives samples of the serie,
issues consisting of surrealistic, fantastic, partly sexual
partly humerous science fiction stories not always of good value
but illustrated by some famous artists such as Richard Corben
featuring tomorrow's world of illustrated adult fantasy

1984 no 1, serie 6899, June 1978
cover Richard Corben

1/ last of the great joy juice
illustrator Jose Ortiz

2/ the saga of honeydew melons
illustrator Esteban Maroto

3/ once upon Clarissa
illustrator Alex Nino

4/ Quick cut
by Wally Wood

5/ Bugs, crusing the backroads of the stars
illustrator Joe Vaultz

6/ mutant world
illustrator Richard Corben
>> see also section science fiction

7/ faster than light
illustrator Luis Bermejo

8/ Angel, a baby raised ina nuclear world
illustrator Rudy Nebres

9/ momma, can you hear me?
illustrator Alex Nino

artists who contributed stories to 1984/1994 included Alex Niño, Richard Corben,
Jose Gonzalez, Jose Ortiz, Frank Thorne, Esteban Maroto, Rudy Nebres,
Abel Laxamana, Wally Wood, Luis Bermejo, Alfredo Alcala, and Vic Catan
cover artists included Nino, Corben, Patrick Woodroffe, Jim Laurier,
Sanjulián, Jordi Penalva, H.R. Giger, Steve Fastner, Rich Larsen,
Lloyd Garrison, Terry Oates and John Berkey
writers included Dubay, Thorne, Jim Stenstrum, Jan Strnad,
Rich Margopoulos, Kevin Duane, Nicola Cuti and Gerry Boudreau.

similar to its sister publications Eerie and Vampirella,
1984 featured numerous recurring series and characters
this included the following:
- Mutant World (artist: Richard Corben; writer; Jan Strnad)
- Ghita of Alizarr (drawn and written by Frank Thorne)
- Idi Amin (artist: Esteban Maroto; writer: Bill Dubay)
- Rex Havoc (artist: Abel Laxamana; writer: Jim Stenstrum)
- the Starfire Saga (artist: Rudy Nebres; writer: Bill Dubay)
- Young Sigmond Pavlov (artist: Alex Niño; writer: Bill Dubay)

one of the most notable incidents that occurred regarding the magazine
was an unauthorized adaption of Harlan Ellison's story, "a Boy and his dog",
which has been rumored as one of the major factors
in the bankruptcy of Warren Publishing,
as discussed in the book the Warren Companion,
editor Bill Dubay approached writers Gerry Boudreau and Jim Stenstrum
about adapting science fiction stories for the magazine,
Boudreau asked permission to adapt Ellison's story,
and Dubay approved this, without first asking Ellison,
when Ellison refused to grant permission,
Dubay had artist Alex Niño draw the story anyway,
then provided the art to Stenstrum to use as the basis for a new story,
the story was published in issue 4, under the title "Mondo Megillah",
despite Stenstrum's revisions to the script,
the story was still obvious plagiarism and Ellison filed a lawsuit,
which he eventually won

advertised as an adult fantasy magazine, 1984 contained very mature subject matter
and contained many stories featuring sex and other controversial subjects heavily,
as discussed by comics historian Richard Arndt,
editor DuBay published stories within the magazine to focus more on this subject matter,
such as this incident that occurred with artist Wally Wood regarding stories
that appeared in the first two issues of the magazine

controversial stories included issue #3's "the Harvest"
which featured a future where white people hunted black people for sport and ate them,
and issue 13's (1994) "the Crop" where babies are sliced up
and processed through factories to provide food for the starving populace,
both stories were written by DuBay.

despite its controversies, the magazine has been praised for the high quality of its art,
the serials "young Sigmond Pavlov" and "Ghita of Alizarr"
were both singled out as high quality stories
by David A. Roach in his book "the Warren Companion"
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