Critters (comics)

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Critters #1 featuring the feature characters of the strips, "Usagi Yojimbo", "Birthright" and "Cutey Bunny".

Critters was an anthropomorphic animal anthology comic book published by Fantagraphics Books from 1985 to 1990 under the editorship of Kim Thompson.

Prior to Furrlough and Genus, this was the longest running talking-animal anthology comic book series. The title lasted for 50 issues. Furthermore, it served as the flagship title of Fantagraphics' line of talking animal series in the 1980s. Alan Moore released a single "March of the Sinister Ducks" as a flexi disc in the comic's 23rd issue.[1]

The 11 issues prior to issue 50 were switched to revolving features of issue-long stories, rather than the anthology format. The final issue returned to the standard format, with the 11 submissions to the issue published in the form of an anthology. [2]

Declining sales led to this title's cancellation in 1990.


The series included in the book were:


  1. ^ Alan Moore: Conversations – Page xxii Alan Moore, Eric L. Berlatsky – 2011 "Moore and his band, the Sinister Ducks, release the single “March of the Sinister Ducks,” b/w “Old Gangsters Never Die” in 1983. Moore uses the pseudonym Translucia Baboon for the recording. Saga of the Swamp Thing (with Steve Bissette ..."
  2. ^ "GCD :: Issue :: Critters #50". Retrieved 2022-04-03.