Absolute Zero

 ABSZ   (Antarctic, 1995-1996)

and 1995 the respective creators

In the tradition of Dark Horse Presents, this quarterly anthology from Antarctic Press features short stories and serials told in stark black-and-white. And as DC Comics has done with Showcase 95 and Showcase 96, this title uses the talents of new, or relatively unknown, creators.

Some of the characters introduced include a pair of adventurous girls on the trail of a mystic gem, a grunge rocker who may or may not be the Greek goddess, Athena, and a family of demon-fighting pseudo-hippies. And a day at the beach takes a disturbing turn for Chris P. Bug, when he falls prey to the seductive wiles of Martha Mantis.

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#1

Date: 2/1/1995
Cover Price: $3.50
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
1st Appearance of Athena; B&WDavid Hahn, Dean Hsieh, Jim Conatser, Ryan Kinnaird, S. Wasa, Studio Crispy BugDavid Hahn, Dean Hsieh, Jim Conatser, Ryan Kinnaird, S. Wasa, Studio Crispy Bug

#2

Date: 5/1/1995
Cover Price: $2.95
NM Guide: $2.00
1 copy available for $1.99
B&WDean Hsieh, Herb Mallette, Mars Marshall, Mike DeWeese, Pat Kelley, Ryan KinnairdDean Hsieh, Jim Novak, Mars Marshall, Mike DeWeese, Pat Kelley, Ryan Kinnaird

#3

Date: 8/1/1995
Cover Price: $3.50
NM Guide: $2.25
2 copies available from $0.49
B&WDean Hsieh, Herb Mallette, Mars Marshall, Mike DeWeese, Pat Kelley, Ryan Kinnaird 

#4

Date: 10/1/1995
Cover Price: $2.95
NM Guide: $2.25
1 copy available for $1.49
B&WJames Kochalka, Jeremy King, Ted SekoJames Kochalka, Jeremy King, Ted Seko

#5

Date: 12/1/1995
Cover Price: $2.95
NM Guide: $2.25
No copies available
B&WJames Kochalka, Jeremy King, Ted SekoJames Kochalka, Jeremy King, Ted Seko

#6

Date: 2/1/1996
Cover Price: $2.95
NM Guide: $2.50
1 copy available for $0.99
B&WJames Kochalka, Ima Klone, Jeremy King, Ted SekoJames Kochalka, Ima Klone, Jeremy King, Ted Seko