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Ad for Honk! #2 featuring Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson, 1986.

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Ad for Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre by Batton Lash, 1988.

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Ad for Crossfire by Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle, 1987.

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Ad for Shock Therapy by Howard Priestley, 1986.

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Ad for Zippy Quarterly and related items by Bill Griffith, 1993.

Ad for Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special by Randy Stradley, Steve Bissette, Ron Randall, Art Nichols, and Tony Salmons, 1987.Image at left from cover by Steve Bissette.Strangely, the images on the right and bottom do not appear in the comic advertised, nor do they seem to come from Dark Horse’s 1988 Godzilla series by Kazuhisa Iwata. Anyone know the story here?

Ad for Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special by Randy Stradley, Steve Bissette, Ron Randall, Art Nichols, and Tony Salmons, 1987.
Image at left from cover by Steve Bissette.

Strangely, the images on the right and bottom do not appear in the comic advertised, nor do they seem to come from Dark Horse’s 1988 Godzilla series by Kazuhisa Iwata. Anyone know the story here?

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Ad for The Marquis by Guy Davis, 1997.

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Hi, I recently purchased a box of comics and one of them is a sealed issue of human remains with a signed print. I believe this print is likely the image you posted 2 years ago. I hate to bother you like this, but I'm a bit stumped on how to find any information on this comic and your post here has been the only mention i have even found on this comic having a limited print run. I was hoping you might have some information on this comic that you might be willing to share. Please and thank you.

Hello - I’m unsure of what you would like to know, so I’ll try to tell you everything I can and hope the answers are in here somewhere.

Human Remains was a one-shot comic with a self-contained story published in June 1994 by Michel Vrana's Black Eye Productions in Ontario, Canada. It was written by Darren Raye with art by Sean Scoffield (co-founder of Toronto’s famous comics store The Beguiling). The two also collaborated previously on the short comic ‘The Brain of JFK’ in Caliber Presents #22 from 1991.

The original solicitation copy read “Human Remains is an intricate and poetic piece about decision, regret, and looking to the future. This first full-length work - a complete single issue story - by writer Darren Raye and artist Sean Scoffield is sure to strike a chord with anyone who has ever dwelled on the past, or wondered about the future.”

The comic has two great blurbs on the back cover:
Human Remains is intriguing and very beautiful”
- Neil Gaiman, Sandman
"Strange and sophisticated, with a distinctly European flavour. Literate and beautifully crafted."
- R.G. Taylor, Sandman Mystery Theatre

I don’t know how many copies of the regular edition were printed, but there were 1,000 copies of the Special Edition which came bagged with a 6.5”x10” print signed by both creators (which I featured on my Tumblr here). Both editions had the same cover price of $3.50. Neither edition is particularly difficult to find and I have found several copies of both in 50ยข bins at comic stores and conventions.

The ‘Special Edition’ sticker that is affixed to the comic bag can be removed easily without damaging it. I would recommend you open it up and give it a read. It’s a very interesting and beautiful looking comic reminiscent of Dave McKean’s Cages.

I hope that helps. Thanks for asking. Questions always welcomed.
I love this shit.

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Ad for Castle Waiting: The Curse of Brambly Hedge by Linda Medley, 1996.

Ad for Lost Planet by Bo Hampton, 1987.

Ad for Lost Planet by Bo Hampton, 1987.

Ad for the Crime SuspenStories volume of The Complete EC Library from Russ Cochran, 1983. Artwork shown by Johnny Craig.
Al Feldstein, 1925-2014

Ad for the Crime SuspenStories volume of The Complete EC Library from Russ Cochran, 1983. Artwork shown by Johnny Craig.

Al Feldstein, 1925-2014

Ad for Bluebeard collection by James Robinson and Phil Elliott, 1994.

Ad for Bluebeard collection by James Robinson and Phil Elliott, 1994.