Elementals (Vol. 1)

    (COMICO, 1985-1989)
™ and ©1986 COMICO, the Comic Company

The Elementals are a loose band of super-heroes from the Comico world. Created by Bill Willingham, they first appeared in the Justice Machine annual. In that story, four regular people were chosen to become super-powered heroes, modeled on the four elder forces of nature. The green-skinned Fathom represents water; Vortex represents air; Monolith draws powers from the earth; and Morningstar has powers based on fire. Although this first series treads through many standard super-hero plots, Willingham always gave the Elementals an extra dimension of reality and characterization which made the series special.

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#1

  2/1/1987
  $1.50
  $7.50
4 copies available from $7.00
2nd appearance of the Elementals; Versus the DestroyersBill Willingham, Michael WolffBill Willingham

#2

 
  $1.50
  $2.00
7 copies available from $0.75
Versus Saker; Versus Destroyers; ca. 1984Bill WillinghamBill Willingham

#3

  8/1/1988
  $1.50
  $1.50
13 copies available from $0.83
Versus Saker; Versus the DestroyersBill WillinghamBill Willingham

#4

  6/1/1985
  $1.50
  $1.75
15 copies available from $0.44
Origin of Saker; Versus Saker; Versus the Destroyers; Some art credits given in #5Bill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham, Dave Johnson, Mike Leeke, Bill Cucinotta, Rich Rankin

#5

  12/1/1985
  $1.50
  $2.00
13 copies available from $0.44
Versus Saker; Versus the DestroyersBill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham

#6

  2/1/1986
  $1.50
  $1.50
9 copies available from $0.94
 Bill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham

#7

  4/1/1986
  $1.50
  $1.50
11 copies available from $0.80
 Bill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham

#8

  6/1/1986
  $1.50
  $1.50
14 copies available from $0.37
Versus RatmanBill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham

#9

  8/1/1986
  $1.50
  $1.50
13 copies available from $0.37
 Bill Willingham, Jack HermanArnold Pander, Barry Crain, Jacob Pander, Keith Wilson, Mike Harris, Mike Mignola, Stephen R. Bissette

#10

  10/1/1986
  $1.50
  $1.50
12 copies available from $0.95
 Bill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham

#11

  12/1/1986
  $1.50
  $2.00
9 copies available from $0.50
 Bill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham

#12

  2/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.50
13 copies available from $0.93
 Bill WillinghamBill Willingham

#13

  4/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.00
8 copies available from $0.44
 Bill Willingham, Jack HermanJill Thompson

#14

  6/1/1987
  $1.50
  $1.50
8 copies available from $0.99
Origin of Captain CadaverBill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham

#15

  7/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.00
8 copies available from $0.99
 Bill WillinghamGrant Miehm

#16

  8/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.50
9 copies available from $0.99
Versus Captain CadaverBill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham

#17

  9/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.00
9 copies available from $1.72
1st appearance Crysalis II; Versus Captain CadaverBill WillinghamBill Willingham

#18

  10/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.50
8 copies available from $1.75
Versus BehemothBill WillinghamGrant Miehm

#19

  11/1/1987
  $1.50
  $1.75
7 copies available from $1.45
1st appearance of AmbroseBill Willingham, Jack HermanGrant Miehm

#20

  12/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.00
7 copies available from $1.81
2nd appearance of AmbroseBill WillinghamJill Thompson

#21

  1/1/1988
  $1.50
  $2.00
12 copies available from $0.44
Versus the DestroyersBill WillinghamBill Willingham

#22

  2/1/1988
  $1.50
  $2.00
9 copies available from $1.00
1st appearance The Rapture; Versus ChrysalisBill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham

#23

  3/1/1988
  $1.75
  $2.75
11 copies available from $0.61
Versus ThorBill WillinghamJill Thompson

#24

  4/1/1988
  $1.75
  $3.00
10 copies available from $2.00
 Bill Willingham, Lawrence SchickJill Thompson

#25

  5/1/1988
  $1.75
  $3.50
9 copies available from $2.00
 Bill Willingham, Jack HermanJill Thompson

#26

  6/1/1988
  $1.75
  $2.00
7 copies available from $1.25
 Bill Willingham, Jack HermanMike Chen

#27

  7/1/1988
  $1.75
  $3.00
8 copies available from $2.47
 Jack Herman, Jill ThompsonJill Thompson

#28

  8/1/1988
  $1.75
  $3.50
9 copies available from $2.25
 Bill Willingham, Jack HermanJill Thompson

#29

  9/1/1988
  $1.75
  $7.00
5 copies available from $4.99
Final IssueBill Willingham, Jack HermanJill Thompson

Book #1

  11/1/1988
  $10.95
  $12.00
No copies available
The Natural OrderBill Willingham, Michael Wolff, Jack HermanBill Willingham, Dave Johnson, Mike Leeke, Bill Cucinotta, Rich Rankin

Book #1 Collector’s Set

  11/1/1988
  $15.95
  $19.00
No copies available
The Natural Order, bundle includes Monolith #1 and Vortex #1 comicsBill Willingham, Michael Wolff, Jack HermanBill Willingham, Dave Johnson, Mike Leeke, Bill Cucinotta, Rich Rankin

Special Edition #1

  3/1/1986
  $1.75
  $2.00
14 copies available from $0.44
Child abuse special; Cardstock coverJack HermanBill Willingham

Special Edition #2

  1/1/1989
  $1.95
  $2.50
8 copies available from $1.49
Versus Fantasia FaustBill Willingham, Jack HermanBill Willingham