Jack Staff (Image)

 JASI   (Image, 2003Ė2009, 2011)

ô and © Image Comics, Inc.

Who is Jack Staff? Think of him as the original Captain Britain, re-envisioned with the same admiration and intensity as (though with a little less sophistication than) Alan Mooreís Marvelman.

If youíve been following the black and white self-published series, you know what to expect. The color art adds a nice touch and brings this series a step closer to its inspiration: classic Marvel comics of the 60s and 70s. The same joy and enthusiasm are present, but placed in a modern setting that isnít too gritty or overly realistic.

If Grist knows one thing about comics, itís how to pace the tale impeccably. The plot is broken down into various places, settings, and even points of view, as various characters break the fourth wallóbut not in a corny, She-Hulk manner.

If this title suffers from anything, itís the plague of infrequency. What was promised as a bimonthly wound up being quarterly, with multiple issues solicited way before their actual release dates. In the meantime, Gristís first series, Kane, is also being reprinted by Image and worth twice the cover price.

ó Scott Semet

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#1

 
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#1 (2nd printing)

  5/1/2011
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#2

 
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#3

  6/1/2003
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#4

 
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#5

  5/1/2004
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#6

  9/1/2004
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  1/1/2005
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#8

  4/1/2005
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#9

  9/1/2005
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#10

  5/1/2006
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#11

 
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#12

  11/1/2006
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#13

  12/1/2006
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#14

  2/1/2007
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#15

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#16

  4/1/2008
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#17

  6/1/2008
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#18

  7/1/2008
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#19

  10/1/2008
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#20

  11/1/2008
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Book #1

  9/1/2004
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Collects #1-5Paul GristPaul Grist

Book #1 (2nd printing)

 
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Collects Jack Staff (Image) #1-5; ca. 2011Paul GristPaul Grist

Book #2

 
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Indicia reads titles as Jack Staff Vol. 3: Echoes of Tomorrow; Collects #6Ė12; CA. 2006Paul GristPaul Grist

Book #3

 
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Collects Jack Staff (Image) #13-20, SE 1; ca. 2009Paul GristPaul Grist

Special Edition #1

  1/1/2008
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