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Top post is now updated with all information from chiclo's last post.
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I put Dale Keown's name next to Aircel in parenthesis in the top post. I want to add notable titles and creators to the top post in this manner. If anyone has any suggestions as to which titles or creators should be added to the top post next to the name of a publisher, please post so in this thread. Thanks.
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Mirage--Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson
Silverwolf--Tim Vigil, Ron Lim

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Burrito Boy wrote:Mirage--Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson
Silverwolf--Tim Vigil, Ron Lim
I added those to the top post. Thanks. :thumb:
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It looks like starting tomorrow I won't be online more than two or three times a week for awhile. Please keep the info coming, if you have it, and I'll update the top post in this thread as I am online. I really appreciate it.
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This is a post Greg made elsewhere on the board. It applies to this thread, so I'm copying and pasting it below. Maybe it will jar someone to comment. I'll go through and investigate Greg's info as time permits.

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Not sure if all these are black and white... but they started in the 1980s (according to which books have been CGC slabbed).

Publisher with first book year that has been CGC slabbed
3D Cosmic 1982
3-D Zone 1987
A Hernandez Production 1981
A.C. Langdon 1984
AC Comics 1985
Adventure Comics 1987
Adventure Publications 1986


Ajax Comics Group 1982
Al Dellinges 1980
Allers Family Journal 1981
Alternate Azimuth 1989
Americomics 1983

Anthony Smith 1982

Atlantic Publishing 1982
Atomeka Press 1989
Baylor Publishing 1983
Black Cat Books 1989
Broadway Comics
Bruce Webster 1987
Carl Hungness Publishing 1988
CFD Publications 1989

Choice Comics 1989
Collector's Edition 1984
Comic Legends 1988
Comico 1982
Comics Forum 1981
Comics Unlimited Ltd. 1986
Comics World Corp. 1982
Continuity Comics 1984
Continum Comics 1988
Crowquill Comics 1985
Crystal Publications 1987

Darkline 1987
Darkstorm 1982
Deluxe 1984
Don Shay Publishing 1980
Double Diamond Press 1989
Draculina Publishing 1985
Eagle Comics 1983
Eastern Comics 1988
Eclipse Enterprises 1981
Eclipse/Studio Proteus 1989
EF Graphics 1988
Emerald Comics 1987
Entertainment Publishing 1988
Epic Comics 1985

Express Newspapers 1981
FantaCo Enterprises 1981
Fantagor 1986

Fantasian Productions 1983
Fantastic Films Inc. 1983
Fictioneer Books 1986
Filmfax 1986

First Publishing 1988
Fishwrap Prod. 1985
Fishwrap Productions 1986
Fleetway/Quality Comics 1989
Fun Art Ink 1986
Galaxy Publishing Inc. 1984
Genesis West Comics 1987
Geoff Miller 1988
George Fenmore Assoc. 1981
Gevion 1986
Gladstone 1985
Grafica Perissi 1980
Guild Publications 1982
H.M. Communications 1981
Hammac Publications 1988
Hanna-Barbera Productions 1989
Harmony Books 1985
Harrier Comics 1986
Harris 1985
Hasbro 1985
Haspel Design 1989
HCS Assoc. 1988
Hero Comics 1987
Heroes Publishing, Inc. 1986
Hot Comics 1986
I.C.G. 1985
Ideals 1981
Infinity Graphics 1986
Innovation 1989
Ion International Inc. 1982
Ira Friedman, Inc. 1982
Iron Saga Productions 1987
Jademan 1988
James Yost 1982
John C Productions 1982
Joshua Quagmire 1982
Just Imagine Graphix 1986
Killian Barracks Press 1981
Lodestone Pub. 1985
London Night 1989
Mad Dog Graphics 1987
Malibu Comics 1987
Manuscript Press 1987
Mark 1 Comics 1988

Mattel 1981
Maximum Press 1985
Megaton 1983
Milky Way Graphic Pub. 1985
Mirage Studios 1984
Monte Beauchamp 1986
Nazir-Shahid Publication 1989
Nevada City Publishing 1982
New England Comics 1988
New Media 1984
New York Comics 1986
Nicotat Comics 1988
Nightwynd Productions 1980
Noble Comics 1981
Northstar Publishing 1988

Ocean Comics 1987
Onward Comics 1986
Oracle Comics 1986
Overstreet Publications 1982

Palliard Press 1989
Paradise Press 1980
Peter Pan 1982
Phantasm Press 1986

Piranha Press 1989
Planet X Comics 1986
Plume 1982
Prelude Graphics 1986
Prevue Entertainment Inc. 1982
Psi Fi Movie Press, Inc. 1986
Quadrant Publications 1983
R.A.K. Graphics 1986
RAM Comics 1988
Raw Books 1980
Rebel Studios 1987
Red Ryder Enterprises 1989

Revolutionary Comics 1989
S.J. Publications 1980

Sirius Comics 1986


Sparrow Lake Enterprises 1981
Spectrum Comics 1983
Spiderbaby 1989
Sports Action Comics 1987
Starhead Comix 1989
Starlog Group 1986
Starlog Press 1980
SteelDragon Press 1984
Stern and Cote Publishing 1987
Studio Ironcat 1987
Supergraphics 1985
Survival Art Press 1986
T.V. Sports Inc. 1987
Telepictures Publications 1985

Texas Comics 1983
Thoughts & Images 1983

Triad Publications 1987
Trident Comics 1989
TriStar Pictures 1989
Tru Studios 1986
TZ Publications 1981
Unbridled Ambition 1984
Upshot Graphics 1986
Victory Productions 1985
Viz Comics 1985
Viz Premiere Comics 1989
Vortex Comics 1984
Vortex Magazine 1982
Warner Brothers 1985
Weebee Comics 1987
Word Books 1980
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I randomly checked Tiger Comics from Greg's list. Mycomicshop doesn't have them listed as a publisher, so I'm already thinking it's somewhat obscure. I was able to do an internet search and find the following image. Lots of big name creators worked on this book. I'm assuming it's black and white interiors, until I get more info, and listing Tiger Comics in the top post. It just feels like a black and white book. I'm deleting Tiger Comics from Greg's list. I also deleted other publishers from Greg's list, either because I knew we already had listed them, or because I knew they were color publishers. I wouldn't be surprised if I left a few on Greg's list that we've already got on the top post. Just going from memory on that for now.


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An eBay search for Phantasy For Hunger (Tiger Comics) shows six individual copies for sale, non of which are from Mycomicshop. :hm: This book has the feel of an underrated gem to me, in view of the quality of creators that worked on it, and the seeming rarity of the book.
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I like using MyComicShop and ComicCollectorLive for research on these DUs. Mile High can be awfully unreliable, listing many, many comics that were solicited but never saw print, even comics from the 80s that were never printed. eBay is another good source to mine for data.

In some cases, I won't list it if I can't see a cover.

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There was also another company called Valiant Comics in the late '80s that published in B&W. Only one series with two issues came out though, titled Valiant Efforts.

Caliber Press
Comics Interview
Dragon's Teeth
Gatekeeper Publishing
Hard Boiled Comics
Megaton Comics
Metro Comics
Pyramid Comics
Valhalla Comics Group

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rasputin9977 wrote:There was also another company called Valiant Comics in the late '80s that published in B&W. Only one series with two issues came out though, titled Valiant Efforts.

Caliber Press
Comics Interview
Dragon's Teeth
Gatekeeper Publishing
Hard Boiled Comics
Megaton Comics
Metro Comics
Pyramid Comics
Valhalla Comics Group
Thanks for the list. I will work through it probably sometime in the coming week. :thumb:
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Chiclo wrote:(those threads get buried too easily because of all the frelling stickies).
You think we should get rid of the stickies ?

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Knightt wrote:
Chiclo wrote:(those threads get buried too easily because of all the frelling stickies).
You think we should get rid of the stickies ?
Yes. One of the great things about having a separate sub-section is that we can have a section that is just the checklists.

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Chiclo wrote:
Knightt wrote:
Chiclo wrote:(those threads get buried too easily because of all the frelling stickies).
You think we should get rid of the stickies ?
Yes. One of the great things about having a separate sub-section is that we can have a section that is just the checklists.
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Sorry I haven't kept up on the top post as well as I could have. When I started this thread I didn't realize I'd be cutting back my time on the internet to the degree I've had to. I do intend to work on it as I go, and hope to be online on a regular basis within a reasonable time period.
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A project like this is a marathon, not a sprint. One that could take years.

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Chiclo wrote:A project like this is a marathon, not a sprint. One that could take years.
Good point. :hm:
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A y recommendations on 80s black and white books?
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Yeah, Caliber was very good, gave us The Crow originally, but I think the best thing they put out was Caliber Presents, great anthology with King Zombie, Crow, etc.. never were a ton on the shelves but great if you can find them.

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I like the original Ex-Mutants. Trollords was surprisingly an enjoyable read. Vietnam Journal, Days of Wrath and Days of Darkness are great war comics.

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Thanks for the recommendations. I hope to do a little work on the list in the top post this weekend.
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rasputin9977 wrote:Vietnam Journal, Days of Wrath and Days of Darkness
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rasputin9977 wrote:There was also another company called Valiant Comics in the late '80s that published in B&W. Only one series with two issues came out though, titled Valiant Efforts.

Caliber Press
Comics Interview
Dragon's Teeth
Gatekeeper Publishing
Hard Boiled Comics
Megaton Comics
Metro Comics
Pyramid Comics
Valhalla Comics Group
Thanks for your help on this. I verified and added these publishers to the top post in this thread, and denoted Hard Boiled Comics as a 90s publisher. I didn't add Valhalla Comics Group, which I could find no information on. Could you provide any details on Valhalla? Thanks. again.
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StarBrand wrote: I didn't add Valhalla Comics Group, which I could find no information on. Could you provide any details on Valhalla? Thanks. again.
Mile High lists four titles from them, all one issue each:


ACME [Backissue]
AGENT ORANGE [Backissue]
BOMARC: GUARDIAN OF THE IFS ZONE [Backissue]
POWER PRINCIPLE [Backissue]

The cover of Agent Orange looked decent, but the rest looked like drek to me.

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Brother J wrote:
StarBrand wrote: I didn't add Valhalla Comics Group, which I could find no information on. Could you provide any details on Valhalla? Thanks. again.
Mile High lists four titles from them, all one issue each:


ACME [Backissue]
AGENT ORANGE [Backissue]
BOMARC: GUARDIAN OF THE IFS ZONE [Backissue]
POWER PRINCIPLE [Backissue]

The cover of Agent Orange looked decent, but the rest looked like drek to me.
Thanks. Will add Valhalla Comics Group now.
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