Mr. Hero-The Newmatic Man (Neil GaimanísÖ, 1st Series)

    (Tekno, 1995-1996)
ô and ©1995 Big Entertainment, Inc.

Neil Gaiman is one of the most wildly imaginative and talented comic creators of the 1990s, known for his work on Sandman, Books of Magic, and others. That said, itís reassuring to know that even he is occasionally capable of ideas that donít rise above the level of ordinary. Gaiman is credited with the ďconceptĒ of Mr. Hero, about a steam-driven automaton from another world, programmed to act like a novelty boxing robot from the late 19th century. Mr. Hero (the robot) has fallen into disuse until inherited by a young London woman and pressed into service as her protector. It falls to the team of James Vance (writer), Ted Slampyak (penciler) and Bob McLeod (inker) to execute Gaimanís high concept, but the gaudy and energetic tekno-style does not always enhance the materialís richness.

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#1

  3/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.95
17 copies available from $0.40
1st Appearance of Mr. Hero; 1st appearance of Teknophage; Origin of Mr. Hero; Game piece; Trading cardJames VanceTed Slampyak, Bryan Talbot

#1 Variation A

  3/1/1995
  $1.95
  $4.50
4 copies available from $3.00
1st Appearance of Mr. Hero; 1st appearance of Teknophage; Origin of Mr. Hero; Gold Signature Series; Game pieceJames VanceTed Slampyak, Bryan Talbot

#2

  4/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.50
30 copies available from $0.92
Game piece; Trading cardJames VanceTed Slampyak, Bryan Talbot

#2 Variation A

  4/1/1995
  $1.95
  $17.00
2 copies available from $12.00
Gold Signature Series, Game piece; Trading cardJames VanceTed Slampyak, Bryan Talbot

#3

  5/1/1995
  $1.95
  $0.90
26 copies available from $0.35
Game piece; Trading cardJames VanceTed Slampyak, Bryan Talbot

#4

  6/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.00
8 copies available from $0.67
CouponJames VanceTed Slampyak, Bryan Talbot

#4 Variation A

 
  $1.95
  $3.50
3 copies available from $2.75
Exclusive 1st edition Teknophage trading card includedJames VanceTed Slampyak, Bryan Talbot

#5

  7/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.20
18 copies available from $0.75
 James VanceTed Slampyak, Bryan Talbot

#6

  8/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.00
10 copies available from $0.55
 James VanceTed Slampyak

#7

  9/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.25
12 copies available from $0.75
 James VanceTed Slampyak

#8

  10/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.50
8 copies available from $0.99
 James VanceTed Slampyak

#9

  11/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.50
9 copies available from $0.99
 James VanceTed Slampyak

#10

  12/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.75
9 copies available from $0.96
 James VanceTed Slampyak

#11

  12/1/1995
  $1.95
  $1.50
6 copies available from $0.99
 James VanceTed Slampyak

#12

  1/1/1996
  $2.25
  $1.75
12 copies available from $0.99
 C.J. HendersonSeppo Makinen

#13

  1/1/1996
  $2.25
  $5.50
6 copies available from $2.25
 Martin PowellJose Delbo

#14

  2/1/1996
  $2.25
  $2.50
4 copies available from $2.06
 Martin PowellJose Delbo

#15

  3/1/1996
  $2.25
  $2.25
7 copies available from $0.96
 James VanceTed Slampyak

#16

  4/1/1996
  $2.25
  $1.50
5 copies available from $1.25
 James VanceTed Slampyak

#17

  5/1/1996
  $2.25
  $1.50
5 copies available from $1.00
Final IssueJames Vance, Ron Fortier, L.M. BogadTed Slampyak, Rich Buckler

Book #1

 
  $14.99
  $14.99
No copies available
Published by Super Genius; Collects all of Mr. Hero; ca. 2016Neil GaimanTed Slampyyak

Book #1 Hardcover

 
  $24.99
  $24.99
No copies available
Published by Super Genius; Collects all of Mr. Hero; ca. 2016Neil GaimanTed Slampyyak