(May 1982)

Alternate Comics, 1982 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
AP
Editing
Jim Chadwick (publisher)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Sanders III (signed as Sanders)
Inks
Bill Black (signed as Black)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Spirit [Sherry Simpson]; Poltergeist [Jeremy Simpson]; Nightmare [Carlton "Butch" Simpson]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Chadwick (signed as Jim) (see notes)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to the first issue of Alternate Existance.
Synopsis
Jim runs down the contents of this issue and discusses plans for the next issue. There are also the editor's plugs for other "third-party" publisher books as well, such as Charlton Bullseye, PC (publisher), Justice Machine (Paragon), and Thunder Agent.

Indexer Notes

Typeset signature "Jim Chadwick" is followed by "Jim" in pen.

Poltergeist (Table of Contents: 2)

Poltergeist / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Chadwick (credited)
Pencils
Jim Sanders III (credited); Roy Richardson (credited) (an "eleventh hour assist")
Inks
Bill Black (credited); Roy Richardson (credited) (an "eleventh hour assist")
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So far... so good.
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Paylomanian spy; Mr. Tyson (the Krell's navigator); Lady Spirit [Sherry Simpson]; Poltergeist [Jeremy Simpson]; Nightmare [Carlton "Butch" Simpson]
Synopsis
The Kontorians and Paylomians are advanced aliens at war. A Paylomian spy steals new weapon prototypes but is killed in the escape in a crash landing on Earth in the process. The three grown siblings who aspire to be crime-fighters adopt the weapons and super-identities.

Indexer Notes

Reference to the spy's race range from Paylomanian to Paylomian, with the latter more common. There is a copy of the novel "Dune" and a Time magazine on the table on page 11. There are five bracelets in the case, but only three are required to power the team.

Bill Black's Fun Comics #3 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bulls Eye; Captain Paragon; Phantom Lady / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Barnes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Chadwick
Pencils
Liz Dwight
Inks
Robert Powell
Letters
Bill Black

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. William Kenston Barnes; Mary Barnes
Synopsis
The year is 1945 and Dr. Barnes' wife is terminally ill but agrees to have her husband try to cure her with a ray device. It fails and in guilt and shame, he deems it murder and exiles himself to the will of the justice system.

Indexer Notes

The door handle and glass pattern reverse after Barnes opens the front door on page five. The editorial in this issue indicates Barnes was planned to become a superhero. Robert Powell is not Bob Powell of New York.

Near Mint #20 (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Tarzan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Syborge I (Table of Contents: 6)

Syborge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Chadwick
Pencils
Robert Powell
Inks
Robert Powell
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm called Syborge, now.
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Dr. William Kenston Barnes; Syborge
Synopsis
It's 1971 and a U.S. soldier is in in-country Viet Nam. Hideously injured he's sent back stateside and his sister arranges for cyborg treatment from Dr. Barnes. Robert Powell is not Bob Powell of New York.

Indexer Notes

This is the same Barnes character from the second feature from this issue. Neither the hero nor his sister is named in this chapter.

Justice Machine #4 (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Cobalt Blue / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Syborge II (Table of Contents: 8)

Syborge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Chadwick
Pencils
Robert Powell
Inks
Robert Powell
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They call me Syborge.
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Syborge; the Director of the American Defense Directorate (A.D.D.); Agent Wayne Loring
Synopsis
Members of Syborge's original army fire patrol are all assassinated leaving just him. As he investigates, he is contracted and trained further by the American Defense Directorate (A.D.D.).

Indexer Notes

Robert Powell is not Bob Powell of New York.

The Black Cat (Table of Contents: 9)

Black Cat [Harvey] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Chadwick (see notes)
Pencils
Bill Black (signed as Bill Black) (splash page only); ? (as Henley, see notes)
Inks
Bill Black (signed as Bill Black) (splash page only); ? (as Henley, see notes)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now you vill die, Katzen!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Cat [Linda Turner]

Indexer Notes

Touted as the first original Black Cat story "in twenty years." The creator credits are just "A Chadwick-Henley production."

Lobo (Table of Contents: 10)

Lobo [Alternate Comics] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (as Henley, signed)
Inks
Jim Chadwick (signed as Chadwick)

Characters
Lobo [Alternate Comics]
Keywords
night; rain; skyline

Alternate Existance #2 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Star Hunter (Table of Contents: 12)

Star Hunter [Alternate Comics] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Powell
Inks
Robert Powell
Colors
?

Characters
Star Hunter [Alternate Comics]
Synopsis
Star Hunter broods in the cockpit of a shuttle.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Color is limited to yellows and blue (and black). Robert Powell is not Bob Powell of New York.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Welcome to the first issue of Alternate Existance."]
  3. 2. Poltergeist
    Poltergeist
  4. 3. Bill Black's Fun Comics #3
    Bulls Eye; Captain Paragon; Phantom Lady
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Barnes
  6. 5. Near Mint #20
    Tarzan
  7. 6. Syborge I
    Syborge
  8. 7. Justice Machine #4
    Cobalt Blue
  9. 8. Syborge II
    Syborge
  10. 9. The Black Cat
    Black Cat [Harvey]
  11. 10. Lobo
    Lobo [Alternate Comics]
  12. 11. Alternate Existance #2
  13. 12. Star Hunter
    Star Hunter [Alternate Comics]
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