([July] 1986)

Dark Horse, 1986 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 2.15 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1986-07-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics Publishing Co.
Brand
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]
Editing
Randy Stradley (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

There are two Commemorative Editions of this issue published in 1992.
One with a silver border and one with a green border.
On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #98.
This issue has variants:

[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

Genre
science fiction
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.
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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.
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Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, and welcome to the first issue of DARK HORSE PRESENTS.
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.

Editing
Related Scans
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
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