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Slow Death (1970) - #8
"Special Greenpeace Issue!"
Last Gasp


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  Writer(s):
Michael J. Becker
Brenda Bernu
Tim Boxell
Roger Brand
Dennis Ellefson
Michael T. Gilbert
Doug Hansen
Greg Irons
Shelby Sampson
William Stout
Sam Wray

Penciller(s):
Michael J. Becker
Brenda Bernu
Tim Boxell
Roger Brand
Dennis Ellefson
Michael T. Gilbert
Doug Hansen
Greg Irons
Shelby Sampson
William Stout
Sam Wray

Inker(s):
William Wray - 'Bill'

Editor(s):
Ronald E. Turner - 'Big Ron'

Cover Artist(s):
Rand Holmes
William Stout
 

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Cover Date: 1977
Cover Price: US $1.00

Issue Tagline: Save The Whales!

Format: Black & White; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Letters Column: None

Synopsis:
A special ecology-minded issue that boasts eleven stories by talented creators designed to draw readers' attention to pressing environmental issues. A comic as timely today as when first published in 1977.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Strange Brew (1982) #1

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"The Honour & Glory of Whaling" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Greg Irons

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Greg Irons

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Greg Irons

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Greg Irons

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An eight-page story that traces the history of whaling. Thoroughly researched with a works cited list appended.

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"Animals Your Children Will Never See!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
William Stout

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William Stout

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William Stout

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William Stout

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Synopsis:
Illustrations and details about extinct animals, including Steller's Sea Cow, the Great Auk, the zebra-like Quagga, the Passenger Pigeon and others.

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A two-page spread of extinct animals beautifully illustrated by Wm. Stout with well-researched information.

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"The Bengal Blues" - Edit this story

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Brenda Bernu

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A one-page strip about the Bengal Tiger.

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"Rites of Spring" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Michael J. Becker

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A six page, virtually wordless story illustrating the plight of Harp Seals. Amazing illustrations.

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"Ozean-Oinken" - Edit this story

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The title translates to "Pigs of the Ocean" and is a cartoonish but cutting commentary on whaling.

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A three-page darkly humororous tale of tall ships and hunting the elusive Baleenas.

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"Balance" - Edit this story

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Michael T. Gilbert

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A couple of aliens rationalize why they had to destroy the Earth. This story takes place on May 7, 1998.

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A thoughtful one-page piece from a pre-Mr. Monster Michael T. Gilbert, then best known for creating The Wraith, the beloved homage to Eisner's greatest creation, the Spirit.

Reprinted in MICHAEL T. GILBERT'S STRANGE BREW (1982).

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"Condor's End" - Edit this story

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A two-page strip with a bite about bird hunting.

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"The Last Dinosaur" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Roger Brand

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Roger Brand

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A two-page strip about the Tuatara, nicknamed the "living fossil."

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"And Even in Central Iowa The Stink Goes On" - Edit this story

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A humorous one-page strip about skunks.

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Shelby Sampson cites a May 14, 1977 San Francisco Chronicle article as the inspiration for this story.

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"The Ol' Salt's Tale: Ballad of the Lost" - Edit this story

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Dennis Ellefson

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Dennis Ellefson

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The affable pirate named Ol' Salt spins a fantasy tale with a message.

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A four-page story.

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"Perfect Evening" - Edit this story

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Tim Boxell

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Tim has his Lite Beer, Twinkies and chips and is settling in for a night watching "Charlie's Angels," "Happy Days" and "The Tonight Show" when his zombiefied self appears to lay a guilt trip on Tim about endangered species and pollution.

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A three-page story that is informative yet entertaining.

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