Warrior Nun Areala (Vol. 1)

 WNA1   (Antarctic, 1994-1995)

ô and ©1995 Ben Dunn

As a rule, nuns usually oppose evil and the works of the devil through prayer and acts of chastity, charity, and faith. The Warrior Nuns of the Order of Areala take a more hands-on approach. Their habits are decidedly more revealing, allowing the freedom of movement to better oppose the various demons that seek to overtake society. The mystical nature of this series sets it apart from Evangeline from Comico in the 1980s, which also featured a non-traditional nun set in a space-faring future. This title is a curious mix between Bad Girl art, so prevalent in the 1990s, and the Japanese manga style with its extreme close-ups and prominent, sometimes obtrusive, sound effects and word balloons.

The story and art is by Ben Dunn, whose earlier effort, Ninja High School, introduced a Warrior Nun prototype.

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#1

  12/1/1994
  $2.95
  $14.50
1 copy available for $34.99
1st Appearance of Shotgun Mary; 1st appearance of Warrior Nun ArealaBen DunnBen Dunn

#1 (2nd printing)

  3/1/1995
  $2.95
  $35.00
1 copy available for $34.99
2nd printingBen DunnBen Dunn

#1 Limited Edition

  12/1/1994
  $0.00
  $4.50
No copies available
No cover price; Foil letteringBen DunnBen Dunn

#2

  2/1/1995
  $2.95
  $2.95
4 copies available from $2.50
 Ben DunnBen Dunn

#3

  4/1/1995
  $2.95
  $1.75
11 copies available from $0.75
Cover Art by Ben DunnBen DunnBen Dunn

#3 Collectorís Set

  4/1/1995
  $7.95
  $10.00
2 copies available from $6.50
Includes CDBen DunnBen Dunn

#3 Limited Edition

  4/1/1995
  $8.00
  $94.00
2 copies available from $94.00
Foil cover; No cover priceBen DunnBen Dunn

Ashcan #1

  10/1/1994
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
Ashcan flipbook with Shotgun Mary (1st Series) on reverseBen DunnBen Dunn

Book #1

  6/1/1995
  $9.95
  $14.50
2 copies available from $14.50
Collects Warrior Nun Areala #1-3Ben DunnBen Dunn, Fred Perry, Joe Weltjens, Joseph Wight, Mike Cogliandro, Pat Kelley, Ted Nomura

Book #1 (2nd printing)

  9/1/1996
  $9.95
  $57.00
1 copy available for $19.99
2nd printing; Print run: 2,000; Collects Warrior Nun Areala #1-3Ben DunnBen Dunn, Fred Perry, Joe Weltjens, Joseph Wight, Mike Cogliandro, Pat Kelley, Ted Nomura