Clerks. is a series of comics published in the late 1990s by Oni Press that continue the adventures of Dante Hicks, Randal Graves and other characters from Kevin Smith's film Clerks. Written by Smith but illustrated by varying artists, the style in these comics is very different from that of the later animated series. The books were republished in paperback and hardcover, and were compiled into Clerks. (The Comic Books), published by Image Comics in March 2000.
Each of the three original Clerks. comics, The Lost Scene, The Holiday Special and The Comic Book, has exactly 36 pages from front cover to back cover.
Clerks. (The Comic Book)Edit
After seeing that Steve-Dave and Walt the Fanboy are overcharging for the extremely popular Star Wars action figures because of the re-release of the films, Dante and Randal decide to start selling them. Randal is about to order a large stock from Frank Howell at Buy Me Toys when Jay and Silent Bob stop the order, saying that all their business is being drawn towards the toys instead of the weed.
Clerks. (The Holiday Special)Edit
Dante finds out his ex, Caitlin Bree, is being transferred to a new mental hospital. While he tries to visit her, Randal is trying to keep his job from rival Vincent, and Jay and Silent Bob help Santa Claus punch in orders.
- Published: December 1998
- Pencils: Jim Mahfood
- Cover: Art Adams
- Letters: Sean Konot
Clerks. (The Lost Scene)Edit
The events at Julie Dwyer's wake, scripted but cut from Clerks., that lead to Dante and Randal being chased from the funeral parlor. The two meet Alyssa Jones (of Chasing Amy), Julie's parents (who have hated Dante since they caught him and Julie having sex), and the deceased Julie. An animated version of this scene, in the style of the television series, was included on the Clerks. 10th anniversary DVD.
Where's the Beef?Edit
Starting from where Dante and Randal watch the burning Quick Stop in Clerks II, the comic follows the pair as they find their job at Mooby's, meeting Becky and Elias, as well as Dante's future fiance, Emma, along the way.
- Published: Mid 2006
- Art: Jim Mahfood
- Design: John Roshell
- "On the Perils of Cinema", a one-page comic in which Dante and Randal discuss film's effects on society, appeared in the November 1999 issue of Talk magazine.