Thieves & Kings

    (I Box, 1994-2001, 2004-2006)
™ and ©1994 Mark Oakley

From The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide:

A peculiar title, much prized by those who read it, yet little known generally. Unable to pack in enough material per issue to tell his broad fantasy story, creator Mark Oakley (M’Oak) opts to separate his comic pages with pages of text continuing the story. Certainly a valid story-telling device, it comes a cropper here because M’Oak is no more than a functional writer, although an ever-improving artist. The plot centers on Rubel, a teenage thief under royal protection—having located a crown (which has been hidden to determine who would succeed to the throne) and having passed it on to the princess. Accompanied by an imp, Rubel manages to make enemies with ease, and in #5 learns that his royal patronage might not be the boon he assumed. In later issues, the focus begins to shift a little from Rubel. Thieves & Kings is a frustrating title, with plenty of seemingly superfluous detours. If there really is an extended story to tell why have most issues to date contained so many ultimately meaningless chases and battles? Reading as it does like a children’s fairy-tale with the occasional adult intrusion, there’s never any real sense of danger about the title, but those who enjoy fantasy material might be as charmed as the regular readership. ~WJ

Collection: Thieves & Kings (#1–6)

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#1

 
  $2.35
  $4.75
4 copies available from $1.50
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#1 (2nd printing)

 
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#1 (3rd printing)

  9/1/1994
  $1.00
  $0.60
1 copy available for $0.55
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#1 (4th printing)

 
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  $3.50
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#2

 
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#2 (2nd printing)

 
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#3

 
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#3 (2nd printing)

 
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#4

 
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#5

 
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#6

 
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#7

 
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#8

 
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#9

 
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#10

 
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#11

 
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#12

 
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#17

 
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#18

  7/1/1997
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#19

  9/1/1997
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#20

  11/1/1997
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#21

  1/1/1998
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#22

 
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#23

 
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#24

 
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#25

 
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#26

 
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#27

 
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#28

 
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#29

 
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#30

  1/1/2000
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#31

 
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#32

 
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#33

 
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#34

 
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#35

 
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#39

 
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#40

 
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#41

 
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#42

 
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#43

 
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#44

 
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#45

 
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#46

 
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#47

 
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#48

  3/1/2006
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  $16.00
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Book #1

 
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No copies available
The Red Book; Collects issues #1-6; B&WMark OakleyMark Oakley

Book #1 (2nd printing)

  1/1/1996
  $13.50
  $13.50
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2nd PrintingMark OakleyMark Oakley

Book #2

 
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The Green Book; Collects issues #7-16; B&WMark OakleyMark Oakley

Book #3

 
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The Blue Book; Collects issues #17-24Mark OakleyMark Oakley

Book #4

 
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The Shadow Book; Collects issues #25-36Mark OakleyMark Oakley

Book #5

 
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The Winter Book; Collects issues #37-45Mark OakleyMark Oakley