Zen Intergalactic Ninja (5th Series)

 ZIN5   (Archie, 1992-1993)

™ and ©1992 Zen Comics, Inc.

He’s blue, he’s an alien Ninja, and he’s here to help us save the rainforest. Archie’s version of Zen Intergalactic Ninja is a considerably nicer version of Zen than is found in the black-and-white comics published by Zen comics. Here we see the alien leading a team of bio-mechanical lifeforms known as the Recycled Heroes. Their chief foes are a nasty bunch of environment-destroyers called (bluntly enough) the Contaminators, led by the dread Lord Contaminous.

The closest analog to this series is probably Captain Planet and the Planeteers; the plots here are full of dinosaurs, boy sidekicks, and high-spirited adventure, even while they address what to adults is a very serious problem. Zen, who has no mouth, even manages to keep up a steady stream of telepathic wisecracks as he knocks heads with the bad guys.

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#1

  9/1/1992
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10 copies available from $0.98
Origin of Zen Intergalactic Ninja; Includes mini-posterStephen SternMike Esposito, Ross Andru, Will Cypser

#1 Variation A

  9/1/1992
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  $10.00
1 copy available for $3.50
Newstand Edition; No Poster included with Newstand Edition; Origin of Zen Intergalactic NinjaStephen SternMike Esposito, Ross Andru, Will Cypser

#2

  10/1/1992
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13 copies available from $0.65
 Stephen SternRoss Andru, Mike Espisito, Will Cypser

#3

  12/1/1992
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3 copies available from $0.96