Tom Strong

 TOMZ   (America’s Best, 1999-2006)

™ and ©1999 America’s Best Comics, LLC

Tom Strong was born in 1899 on the secluded island of Attabar Teru. His father, a brilliant, somewhat eccentric inventor, had sought out this island for its isolation. There Tom was reared in a pressure chamber that simulated five gravities. His parents wore pressure suits when they brought him his meals, which consisted primarily of Goloka root, noted to promote longevity and cognitive awareness. He was essentially another of his father’s experiments.

The earthquake that killed his parents when he was nine released him from the chamber. Using his mental acumen, Tom mirrored his father’s affinity for innovation. His superb physical conditioning served him well when he left Attabar Teru to become a super-hero in Millennium City. Considering his bizarre childhood, he seems surprisingly well-adjusted, if somewhat slow in matters of affection.

He eventually married Dhalua, the daughter of the native chief.

Tom Strong’s intellectual expertise and superb physique conveys a “Doc Savage” quality, which is bolstered by his feuding partners, a robot named Pnueman and King Solomon, an educated ape. But however uncomplicated the story line may seem, writer Alan Moore’s reputation for multilayered stories should not be discounted.

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#1

  6/1/1999
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1st appearance Tom Strong; Origin of Tom StrongAlan MooreChris Sprouse

#1 (2nd printing)

  9/1/2009
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3 copies available from $0.96
2nd Printing; Indicia reads title as Tom Strong Special Edition #1; After Watchmen …What’s next? tie-inAlan MooreChris Sprouse

#1 Variation A

  6/1/1999
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Origin of Tom Strong; Cover by Chris Sprouse and Al GordonAlan MooreChris Sprouse

#2

  7/1/1999
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Versus Modular ManAlan MooreChris Sprouse

#3

  8/1/1999
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Versus AztechAlan MooreChris Sprouse

#4

  10/1/1999
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Versus Ingrid Weiss, Nazi soldier; Tom Strong in WWIIAlan MooreChris Sprouse, Arthur Adams

#5

  12/1/1999
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Versus the Pangaean, organism from prehistoric EarthAlan MooreChris Sprouse, Jerry Ordway

#6

  2/1/2000
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Versus Saveen; Ingrid Weiss reveals Tom Strong’s illegitimate sonAlan MooreChris Sprouse, Dave Gibbons

#7

  3/1/2000
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 Alan MooreChris Sprouse, Gary Frank

#8

  7/1/2000
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 Alan MooreChris Sprouse, Alan Weiss

#9

  9/1/2000
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 Alan MoorePaul Chadwick, Chris Sprouse

#10

  11/1/2000
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 Alan MooreChris Sprouse, Gary Gianni

#11

  1/1/2001
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1st appearance Tom Strange of Terra ObscuraAlan MooreChris Sprouse

#12

  2/1/2001
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JLA homage coverAlan MooreChris Sprouse

#13

  3/1/2001
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Marvel Family homage coverAlan MooreChris Sprouse, Kyle Baker, Peter Poplaski, Russ Heath

#14

  4/1/2001
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 Alan MooreHilary Barta, Chris Sprouse

#15

  5/1/2001
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Fantastic Four homage cover; Fantastic Four #4 homage coverAlan MooreChris Sprouse

#16

  6/1/2001
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 Alan MooreChris Sprouse

#17

  8/1/2002
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 Alan MooreChris Sprouse

#18

  12/1/2002
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 Alan MooreChris Sprouse

#19

  4/1/2003
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 Alan Moore, Leah MooreHoward Chaykin, Shawn McManus, Chris Sprouse

#20

  6/1/2003
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 Alan MooreJerry Ordway

#21

  10/1/2003
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 Alan MooreJerry Ordway

#22

  12/1/2003
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 Alan MooreJerry Ordway

#23

  1/1/2004
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 Alan MooreChris Sprouse

#24

  3/1/2004
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 Peter HoganChris Sprouse

#25

  5/1/2004
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 Alan MooreJohn Paul Leon

#26

  7/1/2004
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 Mark SchultzPasqual Ferry

#27

  9/1/2004
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 Steve AylettShawn McManus

#28

  11/1/2004
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 Brian K. VaughanPeter Snejbjerg

#29

  12/1/2004
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 Ed BrubakerDuncan Fegredo

#30

  2/1/2005
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 Ed BrubakerDuncan Fegredo

#31

  3/1/2005
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 Michael MoorcockJerry Ordway

#32

  4/1/2005
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 Michael MoorcockJerry Ordway

#33

  8/1/2005
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9 copies available from $1.00
 Joe CaseyBen Oliver

#34

  10/1/2005
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 Steve MoorePaul Gulacy

#35

  1/1/2006
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 Peter HoganChris Sprouse

#36

  5/1/2006
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Final IssueAlan MooreChris Sprouse

Book #1

  1/1/2000
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Collects Tom Strong #1-7Alan MooreChris Sprouse, Arthur Adams, Gary Frank, Dave Gibbons, Jerry Ordway, Alan Gordon

Book #1 (2nd printing)

 
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2nd printing; Collects Tom Strong #1-7Alan MooreChris Sprouse, Arthur Adams, Gary Frank, Dave Gibbons, Jerry Ordway, Alan Gordon

Book #1 (3rd printing)

 
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 Alan Moore 

Book #1 Hardcover

  6/1/2000
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Hardcover; Collects Tom Strong #1-7Alan MooreChris Sprouse, Arthur Adams, Gary Frank, Dave Gibbons, Jerry Ordway, Alan Gordon

Book #2

 
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Collects Tom Strong #8-14; ca. 2002Alan MooreChris Sprouse, Alan Weiss, Paul Chadwick, Gary Gianni, Russ Heath, Kyle Baker, Peter Poplaski, Hilary Barta, Alan Gordon

Book #2 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Collects Tom Strong #8-14Alan MooreChris Sprouse, Alan Gordan, Alan Weiss, Paul Chadwick, Gary Gianni, Russ Heath, Kyle Baker, Peter Poplaski, Hilary Barta

Book #3

 
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Collects Tom Strong #15-19; ca. 2004Alan Moore, Leah MooreChris Sprouse, Shawn McManus, Karl Story, Howard Chaykin

Book #3 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Collects Tom Strong #15-20; ca. 2004Alan Moore, Leah MooreChris Sprouse, Shawn McManus, Karl Story, Howard Chaykin

Book #4

 
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Collects Tom Strong #20-25; ca. 2005Alan Moore, Peter HoganJerry Ordway, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Trevor Scott, Richard Friend, Sandra Hope, John Dell, John Paul Leon

Book #4 Hardcover

  8/1/2004
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Collects Tom Strong #20-25Alan Moore, Peter HoganJerry Ordway, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Trevor Scott, Richard Friend, Sandra Hope, John Dell, John Paul Leon

Book #5

 
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Collects Tom Strong #26-30; ca. 2005Mark Schultz, Steve Aylett, Brian K. Vaughan, Ed BrubakerPasqual Ferry, Shawn McManus, Peter Snejbjerg, Duncan Fergredo

Book #5 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Collects Tom Strong #26-30; ca. 2004Mark Schultz, Steve Aylett, Brian K. Vaughan, Ed BrubakerPasqual Ferry, Shawn McManus, Peter Snejbjerg, Duncan Fergredo

Book #6

 
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Collects Tom Strong #31–36; ca. 2006Peter Hogan, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, Joe Casey, Steve MooreChris Sprouse, Jerry Ordway, Ben Oliver, Paul Gulacy

Book #6 Hardcover

 
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1 copy available for $24.00
Hardcover; Collects Tom Strong #31–36; ca. 2006Peter Hogan, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, Joe Casey, Steve MooreChris Sprouse, Jerry Ordway, Ben Oliver, Paul Gulacy

Deluxe Set #1 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Collects Tom Strong #1-12; ca. 2009Alan MooreChris Sprouse, Arthur Adams

Deluxe Set #2 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Collects Tom Strong #13-24; ca. 2010Alan Moore, Leah Moore, Peter HoganChris Sprouse, Shawn McManus