(COMICO, 1982-1984)
™ and ©1982 COMICO, the Comic Company and the characters’ creators

During the early 1980s, when comic companies were sprouting with a renewed vitality, one of those companies, Comico, the company that first published Elementals and Mage, produced a book to give amateurs a chance to break into the business. The aptly named Primer was a book much like DC’s New Talent Showcase, and featured an eclectic mix of super-hero, science fiction, fantasy, and humor stories.

Primer’s most notable achievements include its introduction of Matt Wagner’s Grendel in issue #2, and the first appearance of warrior-nun Evangeline in issue #6. Sam Kieth, later of Wolverine and The Maxx, got his professional start in comics in a feature in Primer #5.

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1st Appearance of Az; 1st appearance of Skrog; 1st appearance of Slaughterman; B&W  


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1st Appearance of Argent the Wolf; 1st appearance of Grendel I (Hunter Rose)Andrew Murphy, Jim Alderman, Matt WagnerAndrew Murphy, Jim Alderman, Matt Wagner


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1st Appearance of Firebringer; 1st Appearance of Laserman; B&WAndrew Murphy, Barb Armata, Bernie Armata, Bill Anderson, Francis J. Mao, Larry NadolskyAndrew Murphy, Barb Armata, Bill Anderson, Francis J. Mao, Larry Nadolsky, Ron Kasman


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1st professional art by Sam Kieth Sam Kieth


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1st Appearance of EvangelineChuck Dixon, Neil Vokes, Michael Vance, Al Wiesner, Andrew MurphyJudith Hunt, Neil Vokes, Grass Green, Al Wiesner, Reggie Byers