22 Brides

 22BR   (Event, 1996-1997)

™ and ©1996 Quesada and Palmiotti

(From The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Snappy, sassy, and fearless, the 22 Brides are a girl gang living a precarious existence involving them with mobsters. Artist Scott Lee has an appealing anime big-eye style and creates commendably grimy and realistic locations. He also knows which parts of girls he likes, and manages to emphasize them throughout. Let’s hope he sees some real ones some day. Fabian Nicieza writes up a storm. There’s wit, imagination, and some very funny dialogue, especially from an erudite enforcer who quotes from Bertrand Russell, and a gangster who takes Huggy Bear as his inspiration. Don’t expect much beyond girls and guns and you’ll be pleasantly surprised, but come expecting anything more and you’ll be disappointed.-FP

Recommended: #1–4

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#1

  3/1/1996
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  $19.00
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 Fabian Nicieza, Joe Quesada, Jimmy PalmiottiScott Lee

#1 Variation A

  3/1/1996
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1 copy available for $97.00
Comic Cavalcade VariantFabian NiciezaScott Lee

#1 Limited Edition

  3/1/1996
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  $3.50
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Limited, signed editionFabian NiciezaScott Lee

#2

  6/1/1996
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  $2.25
7 copies available from $1.50
 Fabian NiciezaScott Lee

#2 Variation A

  6/1/1996
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Cebellero Variant CoverFabian NiciezaScott Lee

#3

  9/1/1996
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7 copies available from $0.92
 Fabian Nicieza, Joe Quesada, Jimmy PalmiottiScott Lee

#3 Variation A

  9/1/1996
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  $5.50
1 copy available for $4.99
Variant CoverFabian NiciezaScott Lee

#4

  1/1/1997
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  $4.25
3 copies available from $2.00
1st appearance of Painkiller JaneFabian Nicieza, Joe Quesada, Jimmy PalmiottiScott Lee

#4 Variation A

  1/1/1997
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Painkiller Jane on Dinosaur cover; Origin of Painkiller JaneFabian Nicieza, Joe Quesada, Jimmy PalmiottiScott Lee

#4 Variation B

  1/1/1997
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Variant Painkiller Jane and two“brides" in street lightFabian Nicieza, Joe Quesada, Jimmy PalmiottiScott Lee

Collector's Set #1

 
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Collector’s Set; Collects 22 Brides #1-4; Includes posterFabian NiciezaScott Lee