Mike Baron comic
Vanguard Illustrated is an anthology series published in 1983 by Pacific Comics. It's premise was to pair new writers and artists with established industry pros. Most issues had science fiction and horror based themes to them. The series ran for a total of 7 issues until it was cancelled by Pacific.
Fans have demanded it and now, at long last, the Badger returns! A brand new story ripped from today's headlines, from the inimitable Mike Baron! Badger as you've never seen him: Raw! Furious! Crazier than Randy Quaid! Jim Fern's art will astonish!
Near the beginning of the Fantastic Four’s history, they fought with the Silver Surfer against a menace called Tyros the Terrible. As these sorts of super-powered struggles go, this was nothing terribly extraordinary: Tyros was eventually laid low and justice triumphed. Of course, there was a great deal of property damage involved, including the destruction of the top floors of a high rise building when Tyros threw the Silver Surfer through it. Still, the struggle was really nothing exceptional… unless you happened to live in that high rise.
- Issue # Full (28 days ago)
This issue features three stories."Expressway to Hell" - Jason, a runaway teen, hops a freight train and meets a trio of gangbangers also riding the rails, as well as a silent young woman huddled in a corner. Also in the boxcar is a dead bum wrapped in a cloak, and Jason helps the thugs throw the body off the train. As they proceed, they gather a few more runaway children. Soon they discover another wrapped body which they had somehow missed, and dispose of it similarly. They continue until they reach the train's stop where they meet another gangster and his van. They all climb aboard and are taken to the gang leader, K-Tel, at his warehouse headquarters. K-Tel intends to put the kids on the street and so to make them dependent on him he insists they smoke crack. As Jason protests, the wrapped body again appears, but now it rises and is revealed to be Cloak. The silent woman sheds her coat, showing herself to be Dagger, while the thugs fire upon Cloak. She dispatches the gangsters with her light knives, as Cloak overwhelms them with his darkness. Later, aided by Cloak and Dagger, Jason and the other runaways are set up at runaway shelters.
- Issue # Full (one month ago)
Fans have demanded it and now, at long last, the Badger returns! A brand new story ripped from today's headlines, from the inimitable Mike Baron! Badger as you've never seen him: Raw! Furious! Crazier than Randy Quaid! Jim Fern's art will astonish! With a killer variant cover by Paul Pope!
It was originally advertised as a story comprised as a twelve issue maxi-series, but poor sales led it to only going up to seven. The overall plot has yet to be concluded with even the writer stating that he considers it a "dud" and that he had no real end planned out for the series.
Badger, that ‘80s stalwart, is back to do more than just save comics like he did last month… this time, he’s here to save the entire world. In the first issue of an all-new, five-part Badger adventure written by creator Mike Baron, Badger finds himself up against amazing odds that take him from a small-town jail cell to, well, you’ll have to see it to believe it, Larry.
Badger, the multi-faceted hero with the multiple personality disorder! He pops out his head for the first time in years in this revealing origin story, featuring the return of Ham the Weather Wizard, Badger's medieval Welsh druid buddy. The pair are trapped in a modern-day American mental hospital, or are they? It looks as though the inmates are making their bid to run the asylum! With one thinking he's more men than man and the other going through a Middle Ages life crisis.
On collaboration with First Comics, Dark Horse brings you that great amphibious hilariator Clonezone, breaking out of one-liners and backup stories into his first full-length special! In this story entitled "Shakedown", his agent, Sugarman, signs Clonezone to host a telethon for the benefit of the victims of --are you ready--back pimples! The insanity goes on from there.
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
Collects Daredevil (1964) #271-282, Annual #5-6 and material from Punisher Annual #3, Incredible Hulk Annual #16, Silver Surfer Annual #3.All hell breaks loose! Things really get heated as Daredevil is caught between the diabolical Mephisto and his monstrous son Blackheart! The Man Without Fear and his friends will be forced to face their demons like never before! Are they fated to burn for eternity in the fiery underworld, or can they find their way back home? And what role will the Silver Surfer play? As Atlantis Attacks, Daredevil must face...Spider-Man! And DD, the Surfer, Punisher and the Hulk will be stalked by Lifeform! Meanwhile, Acts of Vengeance puts Daredevil well out of his weight class in a battle against Ultron! Good thing Karnak and Gorgon of the Inhumans are around to lend a hand (and cloven hoof)!
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
This four-issue limited series expands upon the events of Capital Comics' The Badger #1 - Precipitation. The premiere issue of this Dark Horse series coincided with the first issue of Badger: The Zen Pop Funny-Animal series, which examined Badger and his cast of characters through a different lens.
As Boston prepares for the 4th of July, crime is out of control. An eerie army of inhuman creatures threatens anyone who ventures away from well-lit streets. Two teen runaways escape to the only shelter they can find from the rain and danger of the streets: an old bar under the freeway. The preacher Walter knows this is no coincidence. Those who join together in its walls are the Night Club. Armed with the word of God, he draws the others to him to prepare for the apocalypse.
A new menace from the Canadian Rockies has reared its head, threatening everything and everybody that crosses its path. It's a menace so powerful, so evil, that only the toughest, most ruthless of super-heroes can ever hope to defeat it. That hero is THE BUTCHER. The Butcher is the newest hero in the DC Universe... and the most mysterious. Who is he? Where did he come from? There are answers to those questions...but don't expect them to come easily. Because nothing is ever easy for the Butcher.