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Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 1

    First printing (2nd printings exist). Cover art by Martin Wagner. Part I Joey Gunther, script and art by Martin Wagner; Joey daydreams in class, then meets up with roommate Gunther to play pool. First appearance of Joey and Gunther in the comic book. Based on the comic strip that appeared in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at The University of Texas at Austin. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1REP
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 1REP

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    Joey & Gunther. Story, art and cover by Martin Wagner. Wagners acclaimed (and short-lived) anthropomorphic slice-of-life series that started as a college newspaper strip. After daydreaming his way through class, Joey meets up with his roommate Gunther to play pool. 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 2

    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Trial by Intimacy, script and art by Martin Wagner; The gang goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, where Erica runs into many old friends and does some topless dancing; Arnie gets jealous but deals with it. First appearance of Arnie and Erica in the comic book; first appearance of Adrian and Mr. Wallace. Based on the comic strip that appeared in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at The University of Texas at Austin. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #3
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 3

    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter I: The Pavilions of Memory, script and art by Martin Wagner; Arnie visits Erica in the hospital after a suicide attempt; Erica restarts the story with events shortly before Christmas. Arnie tells Joey that he and Erica are engaged, and that he plans to give her the ring for Christmas. 2 pages (and the back cover) of pictures from Wagner's wedding. Based on the comic strip that appeared in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at The University of Texas at Austin. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #3REP
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    Second Printing. Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter I: The Pavilions of Memory, script and art by Martin Wagner; Arnie visits Erica in the hospital after a suicide attempt; Erica restarts the story with events shortly before Christmas. Arnie tells Joey that he and Erica are engaged, and that he plans to give her the ring for Christmas. 2 pages (and the back cover) of pictures from Wagner's wedding. Based on the comic strip that appeared in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at The University of Texas at Austin. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #4
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 4

    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter II: Into the Pavilions, script and art by Martin Wagner; The four friends are shopping for Christmas presents at the mall, where Arnie looks for engagement rings; Erica sees a man she knows and runs off, with him following, leaving the guys confused and unaware of her pursuer. Based on the comic strip that appeared in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at The University of Texas at Austin. Includes 2 pages of editorial cartoons Wagner drew for the paper. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #5
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 5

    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter III: Faces and Traces, script and art by Martin Wagner; Joey, Arnie, and Gunther are confused and worried; Erica runs into the unknown man and passes out; He refers to her as "Kathryn" and carries her out into an alley, where she comes to. Arnie manages to track them down. Based on the comic strip that appeared in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at The University of Texas at Austin. Includes 4 pages of sketches, drawings for the Daily Texan, and Shasta Says strips from the Daily Cougar. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #6
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 6

    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter IV: Straight, No Chaser, script and art by Martin Wagner; Arnie and the stranger get in a fight; the stranger pulls a knife, but is scared off by an approaching truck; The police investigate; Arnie gets angry with Erica's reticence, and ends up alienating the other three. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #7
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 7

    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter V: Intrusion, script and art by Martin Wagner; Erica reveals that the man's name is Kevin, and that he's from her past; He follows Arnie and Erica to her apartment, then breaks in when they leave and writes down some phone numbers; He's caught leaving by a neighbor. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #8
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 8

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    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter VI: Super Heroes, script and art by Martin Wagner; Erica lies to Arnie (and he knows it) about the stalker; Arnie gets Gunther to help get some stuff from Erica's place; Kevin calls Erica and tells her about an "Anneke" wanting to see her, which shocks her into meeting with him. Joey 'n' Gunther's Elementary Adventures!, script and art by Martin Wagner; Young Joey and Gunther fight over lunchbox treats. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #9
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 9

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    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter VII: Kevin & Kathryn, script and art by Martin Wagner; Erica beats up Kevin (her brother) for what he did; He tells how he found their sister Anneke nearly dead after the rape by her father, their dad after he committed suicide and his note explaining his intended murder-suicide, and Erica gone. Includes the Cerebus/Hepcats and Cerebus/Hepcats/A Distant Soil jam sketches, and 4 pages of Eyebeam strips by Sam Hurt. 32 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #10
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 10

    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter VIII: Exorcism, script and art by Martin Wagner; Erica pretended nothing had happened; Arnie and Erica went to visit Joey and his family, along with Gunther; Erica went to the lake in back of the house, tied her ankles together, and jumped in, but was saved. Lil' Joey's (Partial) List of Grownups' Crimes Against Kids, script and art by Martin Wagner; Joey relates a selection of the awful and embarrassing things that adults do to kids, and threatens continuing bad behavior until they change their ways. 44 pgs. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11A
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 11A

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    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter IX: Exorcism, script and art by Martin Wagner; We see Erica's life as Kathryn Spence in 1983; Her father is abusive to the children, and a letter sends him over the edge--he rapes Anneke, attacks Erica, and kills himself; She runs away in a panic, leaving both for dead. Hormones Never Sleep, script and art by Martin Wagner; A teenaged Joey and his adolescent hormonal swings. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11AC.SIGNED
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 11AC.SIGNED

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    Absolute Comics Signed Edition. Signed and numbered by creator Martin Wagner. Limited to 100 copies and includes a certificate of authenticity from Absolute Comics and Cards.
    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter IX: Exorcism, script and art by Martin Wagner; We see Erica's life as Kathryn Spence in 1983; Her father is abusive to the children, and a letter sends him over the edge--he rapes Anneke, attacks Erica, and kills himself; She runs away in a panic, leaving both for dead. Hormones Never Sleep, script and art by Martin Wagner; A teenaged Joey and his adolescent hormonal swings. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    Hepcats (1989 Double Diamond) 12

    Cover art by Martin Wagner. Chapter X: Exorcism, script and art by Martin Wagner; synopsis: Erica has a nightmare about her father; She wakes, shrugs it off, and cleans up in a truck stop bathroom; Finding herself poor, she finally steals a businesswoman's purse, buys a bus ticket, and heads to New Orleans. Last issue. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.