Tuesday, December 06, 2005
My Collection - GRIMJACK [1984 Series]
38 issues [1984 - 1990]
1 - 8, 11 - 15, 21 - 26, 37 - 44, 46, 50, 52 - 53, 60, 63 - 64, 68 - 70, 74
Long running science fiction series created by John Ostrander and Tim Truman, first showing up as a back-up in STARSLAYER. Truman was aboard as artist for the first little while, until he started up SCOUT at Eclipse, and then various artists continued with Ostrander until #81. Recently revived in a mini-series by Ostrander/Truman and reprint collections at IDW. The title character is John Gaunt, a mercenary operating in the transdimensional city of Cynosure.
#1 is a good intro story, with lots of hints for the future and character establishing bits
#12 - #15 had some good single issue lead stories, and backups by John Totleben, Phil Foglio and Bill Messner-Loebs
#42 is a nice example of Tom Mandrake's run, and the first issue I ever read thanks to the really weird back-up drawn by Larry Marder