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Akiko (1996) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Akiko (1996) 1
    Tags: Manga
    Published Mar 1996 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. All new! Come with Sirius as Mark Crilley returns to the planet Smoo with Akiko and her friends! Don't miss any of the fun as Akiko, Spuckler, Gax, Mr. Beeba, Poog and the Prince reunite for another dangerous trek across the mysterious planet Smoo. Accosted by space pirates, our heroes are on a mission that will determine the fate of the entire planet! Featuring: "Back to Smoo (Chapter 1)" and "The Gilo Hunt"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2
    Akiko (1996) 2
    Tags: Manga
    Published Apr 1996 by Sirius.

    Captives of the Sky Pirates (Chapter 2) - Story, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. The prince of Smoo has been kidnapped by the evil Alia Rellapor so Akiko and her companions must set off across the foreboding Moonguzzit Sea to get him back. Unfortunately, they fly directly into a band of unsavory Sky Pirates who take them captive! Spuckler and Gax are thrown into the arena for the pirates' amusement. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #3
    Akiko (1996) 3
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 1996 by Sirius.

    Mistaken Identity (Chapter 3) - Story, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. The exciting conclusion to the saga of the Sky Pirates! Spuckler has been sent to the arena to fight a horrible monster and Akiko must save him by assuming the identity of the mysterious Alia Rellapor. Although pleased that she saved the day, Akiko is more than a little disconcerted by the fear that even a band of cutthroat pirates have for the evil queen they are seeking. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #4
    Akiko (1996) 4
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jun 1996 by Sirius.

    Slumberland (Chapter 4) - Story, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Having escaped from the Sky Pirates, Akiko and her friends bring that figurative saying "Out of the frying pan and into the fire" to life by getting swallowed by a huge watersnake! The tension mounts as they explore the depths of the creature's innards, searching desperately for a way out of the bizarre labyrinth. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #5
    Akiko (1996) 5
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jul 1996 by Sirius.

    Inside Out (Chapter 5) - Story, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Dragging themselves from the raging waters of the Moonguzzit Sea onto a fantastic tropical island, Akiko and her friends discover an exotic fruit that induces temporary weightlessness. As they all float around, Mr. Beeba drifts into the treetops much to the others' amusement. But that amusement turns to horror when something grabs the inexperienced bookworm and disappears into the foliage! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #6
    Akiko (1996) 6
    Tags: Manga
    Published Aug 1996 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. In order to rescue the bookish Mr. Beeba from the mysterious creature in the treetops, Spuckler gulps down a handful of the flight-inducing fruit on the island and drifts into the trees. Meanwhile, an army of miniature creatures six inches high take Akiko, Gax and Poog prisoner, leading them into a tiny city with a most impressive miniature palace! Featuring: "Castaways (Chapter 6)" and the 2-page "Everyone's a Critic"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #7
    Akiko (1996) 7
    Tags: Manga
    Published Sep 1996 by Sirius.

    Her Majesty (Chapter 7) - Story, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko, Poog and Gax find themselves in a lovely courtyard before her majesty Queen Pwip, ruler of the Sprubly Islands. She informs them that Spuckler and Mr. Beeba have been taken captive by Admiral Frutz, for serious crimes against the state. Their punishment? To whitewash the walls of the magnificent Sprubly palace! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    Akiko (1996) 8
    Tags: Manga
    Published Oct 1996 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko befriends Queen Pwip, who confides in our heroine that she knows the location of Alia Rellapor's castle. So when Beeba and Spuckler complete their job of whitewashing Queen Pwip's castle walls, the group begins its journey by scaling the Great Wall of Trudd. Don't miss..."Looking for Trudd (Chapter 8)"! Plus: "A Traveller's Guide to Smoo"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    Akiko (1996) 9
    Tags: Manga
    Published Dec 1996 by Sirius.

    A Reunion of Sorts (Chapter 9) - Story, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko and her friends scale the perilous Great Wall of Trudd, upon which Spuckler and Mr. Beeba nearly lose their lives! By the time they reach the peak of the enormous wall, night falls and the friends are treated to a spectacular view of the island in twilight. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #10
    Akiko (1996) 10
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jan 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko and her friends descend the Great Wall of Trudd, only to find themselves on a bridge that seems to go on forever! As Mr. Beeba gripes about his bad knee during the hike, Akiko spots an automobile. Despite her protests of being underage, the rest of the crew insists she drive, which results in a particularly hair-raising episode! Don't miss..."Up and Over (Chapter 10)"! Plus: 2-page story "Movie Mayhem"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11
    Akiko (1996) 11
    Tags: Manga
    Published Feb 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Speeding along the bridge, Akiko and her friends are surprised to find an abandoned rest area, complete with a roadside restaurant and an old cook who's delighted to have his first customers in years. He jabbers away, relishing the chance to talk, and feeds the crew their first real meal in days. They pack the car full of tasty snacks and continue on their journey. Don't miss..."Behind the Wheel (Chapter 11)"! Plus: 3-page story "Return to Sender"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    Akiko (1996) 12
    Tags: Manga
    Published Mar 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko and her friends find themselves on the outskirts of the planet Smoo's arctic circle. They abandon their vehicle to continue on foot through the waist-deep snow, only to realize they're being followed by a pack of lizard-wolves! Trying to outrun them, the group only succeeds in getting surrounded by the hungry-looking beasts! Don't miss..."Surrounded (Chapter 12)"! Plus: Beeba narrates a summary of the first 12 issues in "The Story So Far"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #13
    Akiko (1996) 13
    Tags: Manga
    Published Apr 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Cornered by the famished lizard-wolves, Akiko and company manage to escape with some help from the most unexpected guest star, as P.Q. Goybi returns to the adventure! Goybi is "vacationing" in the solitude of Smoo's snowy North. Grumpy as always, he cannot hide his pleasure at seeing them all again. Does P.Q. Goybi hold the key Akiko needs to find Alia Rellapor's castle? Don't miss..."A Narrow Escape (Chapter 13)"! Plus: 3-page story "The Experiment"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #14
    Akiko (1996) 14
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. P.Q. Goybi leads Akiko and her friends across Smoo's frozen North to the entrance of a secret tunnel. If all goes well, it should lead them to the domain of Alia Rellapor. However, the door is locked and even Gax's numerous gadgets are no help in gaining entrance. Finally, Akiko uses a little "crazy earth logic" to get them inside, where mysterious noises echo in the darkness down the tunnel! Don't miss..."Negotiations (Chapter 14)"! Plus: Beeba tells a story to the others (who continually interrupt) in "Abnug and the Gope Fish"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #15
    Akiko (1996) 15
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jul 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko and her friends emerge from the end of a long tunnel to find themselves within sight of their goal: Alia Rellapor's castle! The only problem is that they are on the wrong side of a bottomless ravine, with only an incredibly rickety rope bridge stretching across it. And who should appear on the other side but evil minion Loza Throck! Will he leave our heroes hanging by a thread? Don't miss..."Hopes and Dreams (Chapter 15)"! Plus: Mr. Beeba and a customs agent from the planet Zibble in "Customs"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #16
    Akiko (1996) 16
    Tags: Manga
    Published Aug 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. After a frightening battle with Loza Throck, Poog is left completely powerless as Akiko and the gang make their way to Alia Rellapor's castle! After slipping past the robotic creatures that guard the palace, they search the chambers of the mammoth structure for any sign of the Prince. Suddenly, in a surprising twist of fate, they come face to face with Alia Rellapor herself! Is she really the horrible monster everyone's made her out to be, or something even more imposing? Don't miss..."Crisis Point (Chapter 16)"! Plus: Beeba offers suggestions to improve the series in "The Shape of Things to Come"! And: "Welcome to Smudko's," a menu facsimile from Smudko's, the intergalactic fast food chain from issue #11. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #17
    Akiko (1996) 17
    Tags: Manga
    Published Aug 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. In the dramatic confrontation between our heroes, evil minion Loza Throck and the mysterious Queen Rellapor, will Akiko triumph with the help of the magical words taught to her by Poog? And will she get to the Prince of Smoo in time? Don't miss..."Showdown (Chapter 17)"! Plus: "Thirty-Six Ways to Draw Spuckler"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #18
    Akiko (1996) 18
    Tags: Manga
    Published Sep 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. It's the startling conclusion to the Alia Rellapor saga! So startling, in fact, that Mark Crilley refused to divulge any more about it! So don't miss this exciting juncture in Akiko's career! Featuring: "Homeward Bound (Chapter 18)"! Plus: 3-page story "Field Trip Tales"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #19
    Akiko (1996) 19
    Tags: Manga
    Published Oct 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. The first issue in an all-new adventure! If you've heard about this multiple Eisner Award nominated fan-favorite, but haven't checked it out yet, now's the perfect time to see what all the excitement is about! With this issue, creator Mark Crilley begins a succession of 2 to 3-issue story arcs which will explore the quirks of some of the popular supporting characters of this delightful series. Featuring: "The Story Tree (Part 1)"! Plus: "A Very Silly Guide to Extraterrestrial Flora & Fauna"! And: 1-page "University of Malbadoo," a view of Mr. Beeba's alma mater with motto and coat-of-arms. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #20
    Akiko (1996) 20
    Tags: Manga
    Published Nov 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Featuring a story that stars Mr. Beeba in his first solo adventure! When Akiko and her friends on the planet Smoo finally find themselves with some downtime, Mr. Beeba relates an Indiana Jones-type tale of his search for a valuable book he needed to complete years of research. When the book is finally in his grasp, he must choose between the ancient tome and saving the life of his irritating assistant -- and knowing what the bookish Mr. Beeba values most in life, his decision might startle you! Don't miss..."[The Quest for the Hemmin Spotter] (Part 2)"! Plus: 1-page story "Man vs. Machine"! Also: a pin-up by Andi Watson, and two pinups by Mark Crilley. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #21
    Akiko (1996) 21
    Tags: Manga
    Published Dec 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Travelling from planet to planet in a beat-up spaceship, Spuckler plays Robin Hood by stealing from the warlords on the planet Brunk. Things go horribly wrong, however, which lands ol' Spuck in solitary confinement deep within the heart of a prison on one of Brunk's moons. There for only a few minutes, Spuckler realizes that his confinement is not quite as solitary as he thought! It's Spuckler "On the Road (Part 1)"! Plus: 3-page story "A 'Kiko Xmas"! And: a pin-up by Scott Roberts. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #22
    Akiko (1996) 22
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jan 1998 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Deep in a Brunk prison, the peg-legged space ace, Spuckler, meets Morbilus Grendy -- a prisoner who's been there so long, the warlords of Brunk forgot about him altogether! Though Grendy has long since given up any hope of escaping, Spuckler persuades the old man to help him dig a tunnel out of the colossal dungeon. But ancient prisoners aren't the weirdest creatures in the abysmal vaults, and to escape, Spuckler's going to have to go straight through them! It's Spuckler "On the Road (Part 2)"! Plus: 3-page story "Akiko's Tea Room"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #23
    Akiko (1996) 23
    Tags: Manga
    Published Feb 1998 by Sirius.

    Painted Covers by Mark Crilley. Stories by Mark Crilley and Mark Oakley. Art by Mark Crilley and Mark Oakley. Gax tells the story of his stay aboard the space station Fognon-6. One of many robots toiling night and day under the merciless taskmaster robot Yark, Gax finds himself in the unenviable position of leading the robots in a rebellion for freedom. The ensuing battle results in Yark being mortally wounded, but not before he reveals to them that the entire space station is scheduled to be "downsized," i.e. imploded into scrap steel. The robots have just 24 hours to find a way off the remote space station in Part 1 of this tale...or else they too will be destroyed! Plus: Information about the robot characters in the main story in "The Crew: An Introduction"; "Some Things Are Better Left Unread"; Poog pin-up "The Road to Poogville"; and the 1-page story "Akiko and Kings" by Mark Oakley. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #24
    Akiko (1996) 24
    Tags: Manga
    Published Mar 1998 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Under Gax's direction, the robots of the soon-to-be-destroyed space station, Fognon-6, hastily set about building a spaceship for their escape. Though none of them were designed for such work, they manage to build something "spaceworthy" just in time. Boarding the makeshift craft, they shoot out of the space station just as it caves in on itself. Gax convinces them that their best hope of survival is to sell themselves at the intergalactic robot market on the nearby planet Buspettin. It is there that Gax is purchased by a familiar-looking fellow (that some die-hard AKIKO fans might recognize) in Part 2 of this tale! Plus: Akiko tells fun facts about Japan in "East Meets West"! And: An Akiko paper doll with three costumes on the back cover! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #25
    Akiko (1996) 25
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 1998 by Sirius.

    Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Stories by Mark Crilley and Jason Asala. Art by Mark Crilley and Jason Asala. Celebrating 25 issues of Akiko! A done-in-one, self-contained issue containing a variety of short stories and vignettes, including the first-ever solo Poog story! Encompassing a wide range of storytelling styles, this issue is a perfect exploration of the unique characters and artwork that have made this series a fan-favorite! Featuring: "Akiko's Guide to Earth For People Who've Never Been There"; "How to Draw Poog"; an untitled story told entirely in Poog's language; "Once upon a very long time ago..."; "A Nice, Long Walk"; "Doctor's Orders"; and "Poetry Time" by Jason Asala! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #26
    Akiko (1996) 26
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jul 1998 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko and the gang are reunited on the planet Smoo when Mr. Beeba's beloved mentor, Professor Lunderdorf, falls terribly ill and is given just weeks to live, and the only thing that can save him is a vial of Bornstone's Elixir. To get the elixir, they must first procure gifts for Bornstone, the fearsome giant who jealously guards the only supplies of the medicine! Don't miss..."A Chance to Make Things Right (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 1)"! Plus: 2-page story "A Change of Scenery"! And: 1-page "The Tree Dwellers" pin-up. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #27
    Akiko (1996) 27
    Tags: Manga
    Published Aug 1998 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. As Mr. Beeba's mentor, Professor Lunderdorf, lies dying, Akiko and the gang split into two groups to accumulate the necessary gifts for Bornstone, who holds the antidote. Akiko, Poog and Prince Froptoppit set off to the village of Shimmerance to get a barrel of Bornstone's favorite ale. The Prince sets his sights on persuading Akiko to marry him once and for all, and Akiko confides in Poog that she's becoming more serious in her feelings for the prince! Meanwhile, Spuckler, Gax and Beeba are set to the task of locating Bornstone's favorite meal: a live, baby Yoodoo bird! Don't miss..."Up In the Mountains, Deep In the Woods (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 2)"! Plus: 2-page story "A Weird Little Story"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #28
    Akiko (1996) 28
    Tags: Manga
    Published Oct 1998 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko's search party happens upon Kell, a friendly young man who offers to help them on their quest. He leads the way to Shimmerance, and entertains Akiko with tales of his adventures in far-off lands. His generosity and sense of humor make quite an impression on Akiko, causing the Prince of Smoo to become terribly jealous! Meanwhile, Spuckler, Gax and Beeba finally spot a Yoodoo bird in its nest, only to realize that they must attempt to steal the bird out from under its ferocious mother's watchful eye! Don't miss..."A Fork In the Road (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 3)"! Plus: 4-page story "small world"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #29
    Akiko (1996) 29
    Tags: Manga
    Published Nov 1998 by Sirius.

    Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Stories by Mark Crilley and Scott Roberts. Art by Mark Crilley and Scott Roberts. In their efforts to save the life of Mr. Beeba's ailing mentor, Akiko and the prince of Smoo finally succeed in their assignment. But all is not well for the prince, who feels his relationship with Akiko diminish every time Kell opens his mouth. Meanwhile, Spuckler, Mr. Beeba and Gax succeed -- with comic results -- in capturing the rare Yoodoo bird, and return to the rendezvous point with their prize! Don't miss..."Jealousy and Admiration (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 4)"! Plus: "Akiko in the Forbidden Foothills of Gozmaturk (part 1)"! And: a 2-page tale by Scott Roberts! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #30
    Akiko (1996) 30
    Tags: Manga
    Published Dec 1998 by Sirius.

    Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Stories by Mark Crilley and Stan Sakai. Art by Mark Crilley and Stan Sakai. Reunited at last, Akiko and the gang travel to Bornstone's retreat, where they tremble in fear before Bornstone himself! They present their gifts to the giant along with their humble request for the elixir. He is unimpressed, however, with their hard-earned offerings and says he long ago stopped giving out the elixir when he discovered it was being misused. Kell steps in to save the day once again, and the prince of Smoo leaves the group, assuming he's lost Akiko's affection to the dashing young man for good. The truth is sure to shock you! Don't miss..."The Moment of Truth (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 5)"! Plus: "Akiko in the Forbidden Foothills of Gozmaturk (part 2)"! And: 1-page story "The Trilogy Experience "Making Displays"" by Stan Sakai! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #31
    Akiko (1996) 31
    Tags: Manga
    Published Feb 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. The thrilling conclusion of "Bornstone's Elixir" happens here! Akiko and the gang have procured the elixir, but the danger hasn't passed. On the other side of Smoo, Mr. Beeba's ailing mentor, Professor Lunderdorf, lies moments away from death. Furthermore, it is entirely possible that -- thanks to the charismatic Kell -- Akiko's flame for Prince Froptoppit has burned out altogether. Could this be the issue that completely shakes up the Akiko universe as you know it? Expect a few surprises in..."A Better Understanding (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 6)"! Plus: the 2-page "Twenty Four Ways to Draw Poog"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #32
    Akiko (1996) 32
    Tags: Manga
    Published Mar 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko on the Planet Earth?! A new 3-issue story arc begins here, as Akiko starts its bi-monthly schedule! Akiko's good friends from Smoo come to Earth with plans to take Akiko on vacation to a nearby galaxy. As they try to pull away from Earth's gravity, however, Spuckler's typically unreliable spaceship malfunctions and the gang crash lands in rural Japan! Spuckler repairs the ship to a certain degree, but all their fuel was lost during re-entry. Hundreds of light years away from the nearest interstellar pit stop, Akiko and her friends decide to hike to the nearest house in search of some gas. The only problem is, Akiko's friends don't exactly "blend in" with Earth's natural surroundings! Don't miss..."Stranded in Komura Part One"! Plus: 1-pagers "Wrong Numbers" and "The Big Picture"! And: a pin-up by Rich Koslowski! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #33
    Akiko (1996) 33
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. With Spuckler's spaceship out of gas in the middle of rural Japan, Akiko and her friends luckily stumble across the house of an elderly blind woman who is more than happy to donate some of her kerosene to them. But the gang's luck seems to be running out, as the old woman cheerfully announces that it is her 100th birthday, and that television reporters are on their way to her house for an interview. Imagining the media circus that will erupt once the reporters lay eyes on her extraterrestrial friends, Akiko urges everyone to finish before an out-of-gas spaceship becomes the least of their problems! Don't miss..."Stranded in Komura Part Two"! Plus: 2-pager "Planets"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #34
    Akiko (1996) 34
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jul 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Trapped in rural Japan without a working spaceship, the race is on for Akiko and her friends to finish fixing the old woman's roof before the media arrives to help her celebrate her 100th birthday! Matters are made worse when Spuckler falls ill, and even Poog's healing powers are of no use. Akiko is forced to run into town and use her limited knowledge of the Japanese language to find some medicine. Just as she returns to the house, the television people arrive! Will the image of Poog and Gax soon be broadcast to every home in Japan and the world over? Find out in "Stranded in Komura Part Three," the thrilling conclusion of Akiko's first-ever Earthbound tale! Plus: 1-pager "How to Write 'Akiko' in Japanese"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #35
    Akiko (1996) 35
    Tags: Manga
    Published Sep 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Covers by Mark Crilley. Akiko and the gang have been sent on an unusual shopping spree by order of King Froptoppit, who has decided that Smoo is in need of a new moon! He has dispatched them to the Farflux Dimension: a topsy-turvy land that makes Smoo look quite ordinary by comparison. Upon entering this strange, new environment, Akiko and her friends find themselves face to face with bizarre and dangerous creatures of all shapes and sizes. First stop: the residence of Orlo Orlamum, Moon Salesman. Orlo says he has a number of moons for sale, and invites them to join him on a little tour. Unfortunately, the Farflux Dimension can produce strange and unpredictable side effects in those who visit it! Don't miss..."Moonshopping part one"! Plus: Spuckler as originally drawn by Mark Crilley meets the current version of Spuckler in the 2-page story "Spuckler vs Spuckler"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #36
    Akiko (1996) 36
    Tags: Manga
    Published Oct 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Orlo takes the moonshoppers to a regular moon mall, but the king wanted something more unique, so they move on, and lose their guide in the process! Don't miss..."Moonshopping part two"! Plus: Akiko and Spuckler go treasure hunting in the 3-page story "'Kiko n' Spuck in The Golden Skull of Bar'Bagoom"! Also: "Matthew Masayuki Robert Crilley" pin-up by Mark Crilley! And: A typical Slumberland tale with Akiko as the primary in the 1-page story "Little 'Kiko In Slumberland"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #37
    Akiko (1996) 37
    Tags: Manga
    Published Dec 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Painted Back Cover by Mark Smylie. The crew from Smoo reaches the artists' colony, but can't afford any of the moons in "Moonshopping part three"! Plus: Beeba plays a familiar role in a nice little parody in "The Tale of Beeber Rabbit"! Also: Akiko sells her favorite comic books in the pin-up "Akiko's Comic Shop"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #38
    Akiko (1996) 38
    Tags: Manga
    Published Feb 2000 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. With Poog's help, the crew from Smoo get a nice moon and put it into orbit in "Moonshopping part four"! Plus: Beeba reviews Crilley's new Akiko novel in the 1-pager "Mr Beeba in Critical Critic"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #39
    Akiko (1996) 39
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 2000 by Sirius.

    Last $2.50 cover priced issue. Stories, Art and Painted Covers by Mark Crilley. In "Spucky and Gax in Illegal Aliens," Spuckler and Gax crashland, and Gax needs the help of another strip to rescue them from a raging monster! The story also branches out into another story of two aliens watching Gax and Spuckler. Plus: Akiko dreams a series of images in "Akiko in Dream Sequence"; Beeba attempts to make an alphabet book, but gets cut off before he reaches 'F' in "Mr Beeba's Alphabet Book"; Beeba tries an invisibility potion on himself in "Beeba & Poog in Invisible, Inc"; and Akiko and Goybi visit one of his storage sheds and look through the junk (and Spuckler borrows a laser pistol from up in the Illegal Aliens story) in "Akiko & P Q Goybi in The Old Storage Shed"! (Note: This issue has several intertwined stories running simultaneously on every page.) 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #40
    Akiko (1996) 40
    Tags: Manga
    Published Aug 2000 by Sirius.

    First $2.95 cover priced issue. Stories, Art and Wraparound Cover by Mark Crilley. Spuckler receives strange news, while Bip and Bop arrive on Earth to take Akiko back to Smoo in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part One"! Plus: Akiko's uncle tells her about the origin of Japanese fans in "Uncle Koji's Place"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #41
    Akiko (1996) 41
    Tags: Manga
    Published Oct 2000 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. King Froptoppit unveils a giant statue of Akiko! Meanwhile, Spuckler accepts payment for his family property and is advised to vacate it within five days in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Two"! Plus: An unseen child plays with small handmade figures of the AKIKO cast in the 2-page "Akiko's Playhouse"! Also: 2-pager "24 Ways to Draw Gax"! And: An homage illustration to the cover of the Beatles' album ABBEY ROAD! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #42
    Akiko (1996) 42
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jan 2001 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Wraparound Cover by Mark Crilley. Spuckler finds out the truth behind Gothtek's plans and decides to fight back! Meanwhile, Akiko, Beeba and Poog find out what's happening and start off to Spuckler's aid in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Three"! Plus: An unseen narrator tries to tell a sort of fairy tale with an argumentative subject in "The Tale of Kiko-Wiko"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #43
    Akiko (1996) 43
    Tags: Manga
    Published Mar 2001 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Covers by Mark Crilley. Spuckler and Gax continue the fight against Gothtek! And Beeba and Poog manage to beat Akiko in coming to Spuckler's aid in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Four"! Plus: Spuckler tries to catch a lizard for dinner in the wordless story "Dinner on the Run"! Also: Beeba "reviews" Mark Crilley's children's book AKIKO AND THE GREAT WALL OF TRUDD in the 1-pager "The Critical Critic Returns"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #44
    Akiko (1996) 44
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 2001 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Wraparound Cover by Mark Crilley. Spuckler and Beeba continue to face off against Gothtek while Akiko tries diplomacy in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Five"! Plus: A look at possible occupations for the grown-up Akiko in "What Will Akiko Be When She Grows Up?" 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #45
    Akiko (1996) 45
    Tags: Manga
    Published Aug 2001 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko gets Kriznik to agree to meet with Spuckler, but is it too late? Find out in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Six"! Plus: Spuckler proves to Beeba that reading and travel do not mix in "Speed Reading"! And: 1-page "The Akiko Board Game!" 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #46
    Akiko (1996) 46
    Tags: Manga
    Published Nov 2001 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. Circumstances change between Gothtek and our heroes, and Mr. Beeba lets loose in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Seven"! Plus: two untitled 1-pagers, one of which appears on the color back cover! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #47
    Akiko (1996) 47
    Tags: Manga
    Published Feb 2002 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. Spuckler makes peace with his past, and Akiko admits to the king that she is not the skilled negotiator he thought her to be in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Eight"! Plus: A humorous look at Akiko's past adventures as evidenced by stains and tears in her blue jeans in the 1-page story "'Kiko's Blue Jeans"! And: 1-page story "True Colors," appearing on the color back cover! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #48
    Akiko (1996) 48
    Tags: Manga
    Published Apr 2002 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. Join the Akiko replacement robot in her adventures at Middleton Elementary! Meet Robo-Akiko and see first hand the challenges of replicating a fourth grader with unusual pigtails! Among her first trials and tribulations: figuring out how to deal with Jimmy Hampton, a hard-rocking bad boy who seems determined to make Akiko's life miserable! Don't miss..."Akiko on the Planet Earth [Part One]"! Plus: Beeba has the bright idea of upgrading Gax in "Face Value"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #49
    Akiko (1996) 49
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jul 2002 by Sirius.

    Akiko On the Planet Earth [Part Two] - Story, Art and Wraparound Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko's robot double must get home before her power charge runs out, but the bully Jimmy Hampton is blocking her way! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #50
    Akiko (1996) 50
    Tags: Manga
    Published Apr 2002 by Sirius.

    By Mark Crilley. A special 40-page celebration of all things Smoovian! Akiko and the gang go on a wild shopping spree in the exotic market town of Miz-ma-Gurgo. But in a twist, this story is placed alongside numerous supporting strips, each employing a different illustration style! b&w, 40pg, $3.50. Cover price $3.50.