1994 Magazine

 199M   (Warren, 1980-1983)

™ and ©1980 Warren Publishing Company

(From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

This magazine-format title bills itself as “illustrated adult fantasy,” which here translates as “porn with a science-fiction theme” or “Hey! If I set this in the future or another planet, I can cram in any amount of rape, torture, bestiality, cannibalism and compliant robot women, and claim it’s daring and progressive fantasy.” This really is a foul series, reeking with hatred and resentment for women and sex—and apparently convinced that these attitudes are normal and universal. Let’s take “Little Beaver” in #26 as an example. A group of men take a pubescent girl, place a bomb inside her vagina, and send her to the enemy in the expectation that she will be raped by the commanding officer, thus triggering the bomb. And the style of the artwork (and previous “Little Beaver” stories) leave you in no doubt that this is intended to titillate, which is deeply frightening. Presumably there are men who can read this comic without feeling ashamed to be male, but one wouldn’t care to meet them. Admittedly, not all of the comic is that extreme, and many stories aren’t porn at all, though they’re all weak and poorly told. In the whole series, there’s only one story genuinely worth reading, “The Missionary” by Carlos Gimenez in #15, which makes a good point about the fixation on pain and suffering in certain aspects of Christianity. Are there other reasons for opening any of these issues? Well, if you must, there’s artwork by Alex Niño (every issue), Richard Corben (#1–8) and Frank Thorne (#7–29). And let’s not forget Peter Hsu, whose “Ariel Hart” stories (#22, 26) are easily the most explicit in the series, and whose frankness deserves some kind of recognition—it’s not every artist who would want the world to know that he’s a graduate of the Barbie Doll School of Anatomy, and has only the vaguest idea of how the female pelvic area is put together. The title is updated to 1994 with #11, but avoid. ~FC

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#11

Date: 2/1/1980
Cover Price: $1.75
NM Guide: $20.00
1 copy available for $50.00
Series continued from 1984 #10; B&WVictor De La Fuente, Rich Margopoulos, Will Richardson, John Ellis Sech, Frank ThorneE.R. Cruz, Victor De La Fuente, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño, Jose Ortiz, Michael Saenz, Frank Thorne

#12

Date: 4/1/1980
Cover Price: $1.75
NM Guide: $19.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WKevin Duane, Will Richardson, Frank Thorne, Bob ToomeyDelando Niño, José Gonzalez, Abel Laxamana, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño, Frank Thorne

#13

Date: 6/1/1980
Cover Price: $1.75
NM Guide: $16.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WBudd Lewis, Rich Margopoulos, Will Richardson, John Ellis Sech, Frank ThorneAbel Laxamana, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño, Delando Niño, Jose Ortiz, Frank Thorne

#14

Date: 8/1/1980
Cover Price: $1.75
NM Guide: $18.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WNIcola Cuti, Kevin Duane, Alabaster Redzone, Jim Stenstrum, Frank ThorneVic Catan, Abel Laxamana, Alex Niño, Jose Ortiz, Frank Thorne

#15

Date: 10/1/1980
Cover Price: $1.75
NM Guide: $18.00
2 copies available from $4.99
B&WKevin Duane, Carlos Giménez, Budd Lewis, Bill DuBayCarlos Giménez, Abel Laxamana, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño, Delando Niño

#16

Date: 12/1/1980
Cover Price: $1.95
NM Guide: $21.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WCarlos Giménez, John Ellis Sech, Kevin Duane, Nicola Cuti, Will RichardsonAbel Laxamana, Alex Niño, Carlos Giménez, Delando Niño, Luis Bermejo, Rudy Nebres

#17

Date: 2/1/1981
Cover Price: $1.95
NM Guide: $20.00
2 copies available from $8.99
B&WKevin Duane, Bill DuBay, John Ellis Sech, Jim Stenstrum, Frank ThorneAbel Laxamana, Alex Niño, Jose Ortiz, Frank Thorne

#18

Date: 4/1/1981
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $22.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WFrank Thorne, Gerry Boudreau, John Ellis Sech, Will RichardsonAlex Niño, Delando Niño, Frank Thorne, Rudy Nebres, Vic Catan

#19

Date: 6/1/1981
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $15.00
2 copies available from $8.00
B&WKevin Duane, Bill DuBay, John Ellis Sech, Frank ThorneVic Catan, Abel Laxamana, Alex Niño, Delando Niño, Frank Thorne

#20

Date: 8/1/1981
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $1.50
1 copy available for $50.00
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#21

Date: 10/1/1981
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $14.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WAlabaster Redzone, Frank Thorne, Gerry Boudreau, Will RichardsonAlex Niño, Delando Niño, Esteban Maroto, Frank Thorne, The Redondo Studio, Rudy Nebres

#22

Date: 12/1/1981
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $14.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WRich Margopoulos, Bill DuBay, Timothy MoriartyAlex Niño, Delando Niño, Peter Hsu, Rudy Nebres, Rueben Yandoc

#23

Date: 2/1/1982
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $27.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WGerry Boudreau, Kevin Duane, Bill DuBay, Budd LewisAlex Niño

#24

Date: 4/1/1982
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $17.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WBill DuBay, Bruce Jones, John Ellis Sech, Frank ThorneVic Catan, Esteban Maroto, Alex Niño, Frank Thorne

#25

Date: 6/1/1982
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $19.00
2 copies available from $12.99
B&WBill DuBay, Bruce Jones, Timothy Moriarty, Frank ThorneEsteban Maroto, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño, Delando Niño, Frank Thorne

#26

Date: 8/1/1982
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $3.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WBill DuBay, Dan Hallassey, Bruce Jones, John Ellis Sech, Frank ThorneVic Catan, Peter Hsu, Esteban Maroto, Alex Niño, Frank Thorne

#27

Date: 10/1/1982
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $20.00
3 copies available from $5.00
B&WBill DuBay, Dan Hallassey, Bruce Jones, Rich Margopoulos, John Ellis SechPeter Hsu, Abel Laxamana, Esteban Maroto, Jose Matucenio, Delando Niño, Joe Vaultz

#28

Date: 12/1/1982
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $14.00
1 copy available for $50.00
B&WBill DuBay, Dan Hallassey, Bruce Jones, Timothy Moriarty, Frank ThorneVic Catan, Esteban Maroto, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño, Frank Thorne

#29

Date: 2/1/1983
Cover Price: $2.25
NM Guide: $10.00
2 copies available from $8.00
Final Issue; B&WBill DuBay, Timothy Moriarty, John Ellis Sech, Frank ThorneVic Catan, Peter Hsu, Abel Laxamana, Delando Niño, Frank Thorne