Amazing Heroes

    (Fantagraphics, 1981-1992)
™ and ©1981 Fantagraphics Books, Inc.

Amazing Heroes was the most successful super-hero comics fanzine of the 80s. Published by Fantagraphics Books, Amazing Heroes was considered to be the fiercely independent company’s sole concession to the mainstream. Amazing Heroes often covered—and championed—Marvel and DC products that Fantagraphics’ flagship title The Comics Journal eventually distanced itself from and openly despised. Although its focus was on super-heroes, Amazing Heroes always provided space for articles about other genres and more esoteric fare, introducing fans to once-unknown creators such as Neil Gaiman, Paul Chadwick, and Mark Millar. It also launched the career of comic-book writer Mark Waid. In the early 90s, Amazing Heroes received heavy competition from the glossy newcomer Wizard, whose price guides helped to propel the speculation boom in which collectors, not fans, temporarily had dominion on sales. Amazing Heroes kept its values, black-and-white pages, and mature, in-depth reviews intact, but its audience had eroded, forcing Fantagraphics to cease publication.

—Michael Sutton

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Star Wars, Star Hawks, John Byrne, Dial H for Hero!Archie Goodwin, J. Michael CatronAl Williamson, John Byrne

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Teen Titans  

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#4

 
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Ka-zar  

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Moon Knight  

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#9

 
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#10

 
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History of the Metal Men; Interview with Denys Cowan; Review of the Swamp Thing movieJ. Collier, George Guay, Mindy McAdams, Jim Korkis, Dwight R. Decker, Gene Reed, Archie GoodwinBret Blevins, Denys Cowan, Nequi Dharsee, Rudi Franke, Pat Gabriele, Bert Hernandez, Gary Kwapisz, Branko Matkovic, Kevin Nowlan, Sam de la Rosa, Don Rosa, Al Williamson, Gil Kane

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  Brian Bolland

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Nexus cover  

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  Joe Staton

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#24

 
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#25

 
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#26

 
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 Ron GoulartGray Morrow

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#30

 
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#33

 
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#34

 
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  Joe Kubert

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Inferior Five  

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Includes Star Wars comic strip; Roy Thomas interviewDave Olbrich, Archie Goodwin, Peter Sanderson, Stephen RichmondAl Williamson

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#38

 
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#39

 
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#42

 
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#43

 
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Warlock  

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#46

 
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#47

 
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#48

 
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 Archie Goodwin, Mark WaidAl Williamson

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Dalgoda cover  

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Teen Titans coverMark Waid, Heidi MacDonaldGeorge Pérez

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#52

 
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Judge Dredd cover  

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Elementals coverMark WaidBill Willingham

#54

 
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 Peter SandersonTerry Austin

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Wolverine cover  

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#57

 
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Starstruck coverPeter SandersonMichael W. Kaluta

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#59

 
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#60

 
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 Mark WaidRick Leonardi

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#62

 
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#63

 
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#64

 
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#65

 
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Black Dragon cover  

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DC’s Harbinger coverMark Waid, Lou Mougin, Gerard JonesGeorge Pérez

#67

 
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Wolverine, Ironman, Captain America cover  

#68

 
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Ambush Bug coverMark WaidKeith Giffen

#69

 
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Elektra & Batman coverFrank MillerBill Sienkiewicz

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Squadron Supreme cover  

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Alan Moore cover  

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Avengers coverPeter SandersonRichard Howell

#73

 
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Eternals cover  

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Futurians cover  

#75

 
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100-Page Summer Special! Henry Mayo

#76

 
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Hulk and Alpha Flight cover  

#77

 
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Mr Monster & Swamp Thing cover  

#78

 
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Outsiders coverMark Waid 

#79

 
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Superman, Batman, Deadman, Adam Strange, Shazam, Hawkman, Jonah Hex on cover  

#80

 
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Dracula & Jack the Ripper cover  

#81

 
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Scout coverKim Thompson, Chris Henderson, R.A. Jones, Ken Jones 

#82

 
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Marvel Mutants cover  

#83

 
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X-Factor cover  

#84

 
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Batman Cover  

#85

 
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Miracleman on cover  

#86

 
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Hawkmoon cover  

#87

 
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Electric Warrior cover  

#88

 
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Shadow cover  

#89

 
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#90

 
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Magneto & Dr Doom cover  

#91

 
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Superman & Wonder Woman on cover; Special Post-Crisis IssueMark Waid, Steve Webb, Andy Mangels, Mike Tiefenbacher, R.A. Jones, Marv WolfmanGeorge Pérez, Jerry Ordway, Steve Ditko, Gil Kane, Paris Cullins, Joe Staton, José Luis Garcia-Lopéz, Curt Swan, Jack Kirby, Keith Giffen, Wally Wood, Dave Ross

#92

 
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#93

 
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DC’s Demon cover Matt Wagner

#94

 
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Don Simpson, Border Worlds; Trina Robbins; Unicorn Isle; History of Deathlok; Metalzoic Donald Simpson, Lee Marrs, Trina Robbins

#95

 
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Jonny Quest cover  

#96

 
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Superman cover  

#97

 
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Watchmen Dave Gibbons

#98

 
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Dreadstar, Nexus, Badger, Grimjack, Whisper, and American Flagg coverMark WaidJim Starlin

#99

 
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Elektra Bill Sienkiewicz

#100

 
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Jack KirbyGreg Potter, Mark Evanier, Greg Theakston, Richard HowellJack Kirby
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