J.A.P.A.N.

 JAPN   (Outerealm, 1987)

©1987 Outeralm Comix

J.A.P.A.N. is an early effort by Patrick Brockway and Thi Nguyen. Published in the midst of the black-and-white boom of the late 1980s, it’s a prime example of the “do-it-yourself” ethic which valued creative ambition over technical skill.

Nominally, J.A.P.A.N. is a super-hero comic starring the usual gang of superhuman troubleshooters. Even by comic book standards, however, J.A.P.A.N. is disjointed and hard to follow. Jahnie Kai is the group’s nominal leader with headquarters in the local Holiday Inn. In the first issue, the group is sent to fight a band of armored Ninjitsu, although the background and reason for the fight remains obscure.

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  7/1/1996
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 Patrick BrockwayThi Nguyen