1963

 1963   (Image, 1993-1994)

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Image Comics paid homage to the great action comics of the 1960s in this six-part series. Each of the comics featured a different set of super-heroes and stories, and the last issue tied all the stories together. Though none of the characters had ever existed before, they’ll still seem familiar to fans of Silver Age comics.

The series was produced by some of today’s hottest talent, including writer Alan Moore (Watchmen, V For Vendetta), however it took pains to do everything in the style of the sixties. Artwork and dialog were decidedly old-fashioned, and even the credits (“Immaculate inks by Dashin’ Dave Gibbons! Lyrical letters by Dandy Don Simpson!”) harked back to the first issues of Fantastic Four. Image further added to the illusion by including references to non-existent “previous” storylines and spoofs of 1960s comic book ads throughout.

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#1

  4/1/1993
  $1.95
  $0.90
109 copies available from $0.39
Mystery IncorporatedAlan MooreRick Veitch, Murphy Anderson

#1 Ashcan Edition

  4/1/1993
  $1.95
  $1.95
1 copy available for $29.95
The Unbelieveable N-Man #1 Ashcan; Limited to 2,500 copiesAlan MooreRick Veitch, Murphy Anderson

#1 Bronze

  4/1/1993
  $0.00
  $9.50
No copies available
Bronze edition; Promotional limited edition; Signed by Dave GibbonsAlan MooreDave Gibbons

#1 Gold Edition

  4/1/1993
  $0.00
  $285.00
No copies available
Profits donated to cancer researchAlan MooreDave Gibbons

#1 Silver Edition

  4/1/1993
  $0.00
  $2.50
No copies available
Profits donated to cancer researchAlan MooreDave Gibbons

#2

  5/1/1993
  $1.95
  $0.90
55 copies available from $0.35
No One Escapes…the FuryAlan MooreStephen R. Bissette

#3

  6/1/1993
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  $2.25
22 copies available from $0.90
Tales of the Uncanny; The Hypernaut storyAlan MooreRick Veitch, Stephen R. Bissette

#4

  7/1/1993
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  $2.50
23 copies available from $1.50
Tales From Beyond; Johnny BeyondAlan MooreStephen R. Bissette, Jim Valentino

#4 Variation A

  7/1/1993
  $1.95
  $6.50
2 copies available from $8.00
Diamond Special Edition; Signed by Steve Bissette and John TotlebenAlan MooreStephen R. Bissette, Jim Valentino

#5

  8/1/1993
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  $2.75
13 copies available from $1.25
Horus, Lord of Light storyAlan MooreRick Veitch

#5 Ashcan Edition

 
  $1.95
  $5.50
7 copies available from $2.25
Hero Premiere Edition #6; Contains interview with Rick Veitch and Stephen R. Bissette; ca. 1993Alan MooreRick Veitch

#6

  10/1/1993
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  $2.50
4 copies available from $1.10
 Alan MooreRick Veitch, Dave Gibbons, Melinda Gebbie, Jim Valentino