Wildcards

 WILD   (Epic, 1990)

™ and ©1990 WildCard Consortium

On the far-off world of Takhisis, the inhabitants have been battling each other for centuries using psionic powers. Seeking an edge, they developed a virus that could be used to mutate themselves into more powerful beings. But they needed a place to test it—they chose our world for this test.

In 1946, a bomb containing the virus was exploded over New York City. This virus—nicknamed the “Wildcard Virus,” due to its unpredictable effects—killed ninety percent of the people it came into contact with. Of those remaining, nine out of ten became “jokers”—hideously mutated beings. Only one in a hundred “drew an ace” and wound up with a useful mutation. These aces became the new super-heroes, although they are despised by those less fortunate.

This series is drawn from the best-selling set of Bantam science-fiction books by the same name.

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#1

Date: 9/1/1990
Cover Price: $4.50
NM Guide: $3.25
11 copies available from $1.25
Based on prose anthology seriesLewis Shiner, Melinda Snodgrass, Howard Waldrop, Walton SimonsBarry Kitson, Harry Candelario, Keith Williams, Butch Guice, Marshall Rogers, Fred Fredericks

#2

Date: 10/1/1990
Cover Price: $4.50
NM Guide: $3.50
6 copies available from $2.75
Based on prose anthology seriesLewis Shiner, Walton Simons, John Miller, Walter Jon WilliamsLee Weeks, Tom Yeates, Barry Kitson, Michael Bair

#3

Date: 11/1/1990
Cover Price: $4.50
NM Guide: $4.00
7 copies available from $3.25
Based on prose anthology seriesLewis Shiner, Gail Gerstner-Miller, George R.R. MartinTimothy Truman, Larry Stroman, Keith Williams, Barry Kitson, Doug Potter, Mark A. Nelson, Al Williamson

#4

Date: 12/1/1990
Cover Price: $4.50
NM Guide: $3.00
10 copies available from $2.50
Based on prose anthology seriesLewis Shiner, Stephen Leigh, Howard WaldropBarry Kitson, John Tartaglione, Mickey Ritter, Gray Morrow, Marshall Rogers, Fred Fredericks

Book #1

Date: 1/1/1991
Cover Price: $14.95
NM Guide: $10.50
No copies available
Collects Mini Series #1-4Lewis Shiner, Melinda Snodgrass, Howard Waldrop, Walton Simons, John Miller, Walter Jon Williams, Gail Gerstner-Miller, George R.R. Martin, Stephen LeighBarry Kitson, Harry Candelario, Keith Williams, Butch Guice, Marshall Rogers, Fred Fredericks, Lee Weeks, Tom Yeates, Michael Blair, Timothy Truman, Larry Stroman, Doug Potter, Mark A. Nelson, Al Williamson, John Tartaglione, Mickey Ritter, Gray Morrow