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Title: Roadkill Magazine (1986)
Artist/Writer: John Holmstrom, J.D. King, Dave Coulson, Peter Bagge, Joanne Bagge, Dale Ashmun, Weiner
Publisher: Self-Published
Purchase: Not for purchase anywhere steadily
Review: 
I came across this comic at my local shop that has tons of comic backstock. I am prone to buying anything this old that looks self-published and lacks a barcode. I was already planning on buying this issue before I noticed that the name “Pete Bagge” was throughout the 16 page comic! I was especially surprised when one of his strips was dated 1982

The issue is just a really collaboration of what the artists were working on at the time, and older work. There are comics, a book review and a look into the creators at dinner. Dale Ashmun reviews the book Le Crapouillot: Les Monstres. We are given a full page spread of pictures from the book.
The comic tries to be offensive and grotesque, and it might just succeed it that. My personal favorite thing from this anthology comic is the use of photographs as panels. Then they are drawn all over and word bubbles are added. Done twice, once here, and again by Peter and Joanne Bagge.


J.D King gives us a one page story, and David Coulson uses his page to replicate a newspaper page giving us spoofs of The Family Circus, various other strips and even some puzzles which remind me of a proto Johnny Ryan. Like the cover says, Roadkill says to be a very rare comic to tract down, but if you ever get a chance to read it, take it!!

Title: Roadkill Magazine (1986)

Artist/Writer: John Holmstrom, J.D. King, Dave Coulson, Peter Bagge, Joanne Bagge, Dale Ashmun, Weiner

Publisher: Self-Published

Purchase: Not for purchase anywhere steadily

Review: 

I came across this comic at my local shop that has tons of comic backstock. I am prone to buying anything this old that looks self-published and lacks a barcode. I was already planning on buying this issue before I noticed that the name “Pete Bagge” was throughout the 16 page comic! I was especially surprised when one of his strips was dated 1982

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The issue is just a really collaboration of what the artists were working on at the time, and older work. There are comics, a book review and a look into the creators at dinner. Dale Ashmun reviews the book Le Crapouillot: Les Monstres. We are given a full page spread of pictures from the book.

The comic tries to be offensive and grotesque, and it might just succeed it that. My personal favorite thing from this anthology comic is the use of photographs as panels. Then they are drawn all over and word bubbles are added. Done twice, once here, and again by Peter and Joanne Bagge.

J.D King gives us a one page story, and David Coulson uses his page to replicate a newspaper page giving us spoofs of The Family Circus, various other strips and even some puzzles which remind me of a proto Johnny Ryan. Like the cover says, Roadkill says to be a very rare comic to tract down, but if you ever get a chance to read it, take it!!

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