([July] 1986)

Dark Horse, 1986 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 2.15 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics Publishing Co.
Brand:
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]
Editing:
Randy Stradley
Color:
Color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Smooth white
Binding:
saddle-stitched; squarebound (#20, 32, 56, 57 and 67)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

There are several printings of this. Successive printings have a silver cover and a green cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Cross / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chris Warner
Inks:
Chris Warner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Black Cross [Conrad]
Reprints:
Keywords:
barbed wire; skulls

And We're Off! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Randy Stradley
Pencils:
Paul Chadwick
Inks:
Paul Chadwick
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover - contains editorial, contents listing, indicia information and preview of cover to issue #2.

Black Cross [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Cross / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Warner
Pencils:
Chris Warner
Inks:
Chris Warner
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Black Zone Special Operations Unit [Conrad; Tyson; Providence; Rasco; Cereghino]
Synopsis:
A Black Zone Special Operations Unit comes across an old man and harasses him. Conrad has a change of heart in what they are doing and shoots the others in the unit. As he leaves the scene he tells the old man he is now Black Cross.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse, 1986 series) #3.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (Table of Contents: 3)

Concrete / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Chadwick
Pencils:
Paul Chadwick
Inks:
Paul Chadwick
Letters:
Bill Spicer

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Concrete; Larry Munro; Maureen Vonnegut; Mrs. Grace; Andre Grace
Synopsis:
Larry and Concrete read fan letters. Concrete accepts an invitation to what he thinks is a celebrity party. It turns out to be a kids birthday party, but he enjoys himself anyways.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story mentions "the Carson Show" which is probably 'The Tonight Show staring Johnny Carson'. Also mentioned is Sylvester Stallone.

Mindwalk (Table of Contents: 4)

Mindwalk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Randy Stradley
Pencils:
Randy Emberlin
Inks:
Randy Emberlin
Letters:
John Workman

Characters:
Mr. Garrett; Myron; Agent Doyle; Eric Von Bohlen
Synopsis:
Agent Doyle has Myron deliver Mr. Garret to him and has him enter the mind of an old German man who invented some virus. After coming out of the old man's mind he tells Agent Doyle nothing of what he has learned.
Reprints:

Brighter! (Table of Contents: 5)

Brighter! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Chadwick
Pencils:
Paul Chadwick
Inks:
Paul Chadwick
Letters:
Bill Spicer

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A girl who can project light is tired of fighting fantastic creatures and daydreams of just being an entertainer.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story mentions celebrities Jack Nicholson, Sarah Bernhardt and King Kong. Art includes image of Sylvester Stallone in one panel.

["Hello, and welcome to the first issue of DARK HORSE PRESENTS."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Winner's Circle / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Short paragraphs on the creators in this issue: Chris Warner, Paul Chadwick, Randy Emberlin, Randy Stradley, John Workman and Bill Spicer. Includes small preview image for next issue story 'Hellwalk, Inc'.

In This Issue (Table of Contents: 7)

Concrete / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Chadwick
Inks:
Paul Chadwick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Concrete; Larry Munro; Maureen Vonnegut
Synopsis:
Concrete sitting in concrete chair as Larry reads a fan letter and Maureen is entering the room.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Image on back cover of issue.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Cross
  2. 1. And We're Off!
  3. 2. Black Cross [Part 1]
    Black Cross
  4. 3. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
    Concrete
  5. 4. Mindwalk
    Mindwalk
  6. 5. Brighter!
    Brighter!
  7. 6. ["Hello, and welcome to the first issue of DARK HORSE PRESENTS."]
    Winner's Circle
  8. 7. In This Issue
    Concrete
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • R S
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Max Capp
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Ramon Schenk