Amazing Heroes

 AMAH   (Fantagraphics, 1981-1992)

™ and ©1981 Fantagraphics Books, Inc.

Amazing Heroes was the most successful super-hero comics fanzine of the 80s. Published by Fantagraphics Books, Amazing Heroes was considered to be the fiercely independent company’s sole concession to the mainstream. Amazing Heroes often covered—and championed—Marvel and DC products that Fantagraphics’ flagship title The Comics Journal eventually distanced itself from and openly despised. Although its focus was on super-heroes, Amazing Heroes always provided space for articles about other genres and more esoteric fare, introducing fans to once-unknown creators such as Neil Gaiman, Paul Chadwick, and Mark Millar. It also launched the career of comic-book writer Mark Waid. In the early 90s, Amazing Heroes received heavy competition from the glossy newcomer Wizard, whose price guides helped to propel the speculation boom in which collectors, not fans, temporarily had dominion on sales. Amazing Heroes kept its values, black-and-white pages, and mature, in-depth reviews intact, but its audience had eroded, forcing Fantagraphics to cease publication.

—Michael Sutton

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#1

  6/1/1981
  $1.50
  $9.50
No copies available
Star Wars, Star Hawks, John Byrne, Dial H for Hero!Archie Goodwin, J. Michael CatronAl Williamson, John Byrne

#2

  7/1/1981
  $1.50
  $26.00
No copies available
Teen Titans  

#3

  8/1/1981
  $1.50
  $25.00
No copies available
   

#4

  9/1/1981
  $1.50
  $44.00
2 copies available from $12.90
   

#5

  10/1/1981
  $1.50
  $4.00
No copies available
   

#6

  11/1/1981
  $1.50
  $2.25
1 copy available for $0.75
   

#7

  12/1/1981
  $1.50
  $13.50
1 copy available for $4.99
   

#8

  1/1/1982
  $1.50
  $10.00
2 copies available from $4.99
   

#9

  3/1/1982
  $1.50
  $0.80
1 copy available for $0.65
   

#10

  4/1/1982
  $1.50
  $12.50
2 copies available from $3.45
   

#11

  5/1/1982
  $1.50
  $4.25
1 copy available for $0.99
   

#12

  6/1/1982
  $1.50
  $2.25
No copies available
   

#13

  7/1/1982
  $2.50
  $6.00
2 copies available from $1.50
   

#14

  8/1/1982
  $1.95
  $3.50
3 copies available from $2.00
  Brian Bolland

#15

  9/1/1982
  $1.95
  $4.00
1 copy available for $2.75
   

#16

  10/1/1982
  $2.50
  $6.50
No copies available
   

#17

  11/1/1982
  $1.95
  $4.25
2 copies available from $2.75
   

#18

  12/1/1982
  $1.95
  $4.75
No copies available
   

#19

  1/1/1983
  $1.95
  $4.25
1 copy available for $2.75
  Joe Staton

#20

  2/1/1983
  $1.95
  $4.25
1 copy available for $2.75
   

#21

  3/1/1983
  $1.95
  $4.00
2 copies available from $0.99
   

#22

  4/1/1983
  $1.95
  $2.25
No copies available
   

#23

  5/1/1983
  $1.95
  $4.75
2 copies available from $1.05
   

#24

  6/1/1983
  $1.95
  $5.00
No copies available
   

#25

  6/1/1983
  $2.95
  $4.50
1 copy available for $0.99
   

#26

  7/1/1983
  $1.95
  $4.75
2 copies available from $1.99
 Ron GoulartGray Morrow

#27

  7/15/1983
  $1.95
  $7.00
1 copy available for $4.99
   

#28

  8/1/1983
  $1.95
  $4.50
1 copy available for $2.50
   

#29

  8/1/1983
  $1.95
  $4.50
2 copies available from $1.99
   

#30

  9/1/1983
  $1.95
  $4.75
2 copies available from $1.99
   

#31

  9/1/1983
  $1.95
  $3.50
No copies available
   

#32

  10/1/1983
  $1.95
  $3.00
3 copies available from $1.40
   

#33

  10/15/1983
  $1.95
  $5.25
1 copy available for $0.99
   

#34

  11/1/1983
  $1.95
  $5.00
1 copy available for $1.50
  Joe Kubert

#35

  11/15/1983
  $1.95
  $4.50
1 copy available for $34.99
Inferior Five  

#36

  12/1/1983
  $1.95
  $1.50
No copies available
Includes Star Wars comic strip; Roy Thomas interviewDave Olbrich, Archie Goodwin, Peter Sanderson, Stephen RichmondAl Williamson

#37

  12/15/1983
  $1.95
  $44.00
1 copy available for $14.99
   

#38

  1/1/1984
  $1.95
  $3.00
1 copy available for $1.99
   

#39

  1/15/1984
  $1.95
  $3.75
No copies available
   

#40

  2/1/1984
  $1.95
  $4.25
2 copies available from $2.75
   

#41

  2/1/1984
  $1.95
  $4.00
1 copy available for $1.99
   

#42

  3/1/1984
  $1.95
  $5.25
1 copy available for $4.99
   

#43

  3/15/1984
  $1.95
  $5.25
2 copies available from $3.25
Warlock  

#44

  4/1/1984
  $1.95
  $4.25
1 copy available for $2.75
   

#45

  4/1/1984
  $1.95
  $3.00
No copies available
   

#46

  5/1/1984
  $1.95
  $165.00
2 copies available from $12.00
   

#47

  5/15/1984
  $1.95
  $4.50
No copies available
   

#48

  6/1/1984
  $1.95
  $4.00
3 copies available from $1.25
 Archie Goodwin, Mark WaidAl Williamson

#49

  6/15/1984
  $1.95
  $4.75
1 copy available for $5.00
   

#50

  7/1/1984
  $3.50
  $6.00
No copies available
 Mark Waid, Heidi MacDonaldGeorge Pérez

#51

  7/15/1984
  $1.95
  $4.50
2 copies available from $4.99
   

#52

  8/1/1984
  $1.95
  $3.25
3 copies available from $1.58
   

#53

  8/15/1984
  $1.95
  $5.00
2 copies available from $3.99
 Mark WaidBill Willingham

#54

  9/1/1984
  $1.95
  $4.25
3 copies available from $4.50
 Peter SandersonTerry Austin

#55

  9/15/1984
  $3.50
  $5.50
2 copies available from $4.99
   

#56

  10/1/1984
  $1.95
  $5.00
No copies available
   

#57

  10/15/1984
  $1.95
  $3.00
1 copy available for $0.99
 Peter SandersonMichael W. Kaluta

#58

  11/1/1984
  $1.95
  $13.00
1 copy available for $14.99
   

#59

  11/1/1984
  $1.95
  $3.75
No copies available
   

#60

  12/1/1984
  $1.95
  $22.00
2 copies available from $8.00
 Mark WaidRick Leonardi

#61

  12/15/1984
  $1.95
  $1.95
No copies available
   

#62

  1/1/1985
  $3.95
  $6.50
2 copies available from $2.99
   

#63

  1/1/1985
  $1.95
  $4.25
No copies available
   

#64

  2/1/1985
  $1.95
  $4.50
2 copies available from $2.75
   

#65

  2/1/1985
  $1.95
  $4.00
1 copy available for $1.50
   

#66

  3/1/1985
  $1.95
  $5.75
1 copy available for $1.80
 Mark Waid, Lou Mougin, Gerard JonesGeorge Pérez

#67

  3/1/1985
  $1.95
  $6.00
2 copies available from $5.00
   

#68

  4/1/1985
  $1.95
  $4.75
1 copy available for $5.00
 Mark WaidKeith Giffen

#69

  4/1/1985
  $1.95
  $4.75
1 copy available for $5.00
ElektraFrank MillerBill Sienkiewicz

#70

  5/1/1985
  $1.95
  $5.00
1 copy available for $5.00
   

#71

  5/1/1985
  $1.95
  $57.00
1 copy available for $24.99
   

#72

  6/1/1985
  $1.95
  $8.00
1 copy available for $3.99
 Peter SandersonRichard Howell

#73

  6/1/1985
  $1.95
  $4.75
1 copy available for $9.99
   

#74

  7/1/1985
  $1.95
  $4.25
1 copy available for $4.50
   

#75

  7/15/1985
  $2.95
  $6.50
1 copy available for $6.50
100-Page Summer Special! Henry Mayo

#76

  8/1/1985
  $2.25
  $9.00
2 copies available from $4.50
   

#77

  8/1/1985
  $2.25
  $9.50
3 copies available from $4.99
   

#78

  9/1/1985
  $2.25
  $5.25
1 copy available for $4.50
 Mark Waid 

#79

  9/15/1985
  $2.25
  $6.50
1 copy available for $5.50
   

#80

  10/1/1985
  $2.25
  $4.25
1 copy available for $3.50
   

#81

  10/15/1985
  $2.25
  $4.25
1 copy available for $3.50
 Kim Thompson, Chris Henderson, R.A. Jones, Ken Jones 

#82

  11/1/1985
  $2.25
  $4.50
3 copies available from $3.00
   

#83

  11/1/1985
  $2.25
  $4.75
1 copy available for $4.50
   

#84

  12/1/1985
  $2.25
  $5.25
2 copies available from $4.99
   

#85

  12/15/1985
  $2.25
  $8.00
2 copies available from $6.50
   

#86

  1/1/1986
  $2.25
  $4.75
1 copy available for $4.00
   

#87

  1/1/1986
  $2.25
  $4.75
2 copies available from $1.50
   

#88

  2/1/1986
  $2.25
  $4.50
2 copies available from $3.00
   

#89

  2/1/1986
  $2.25
  $3.75
2 copies available from $1.50
   

#90

  3/1/1986
  $2.25
  $3.50
2 copies available from $2.99
   

#91

  3/1/1986
  $2.25
  $6.50
2 copies available from $6.50
Special Post-Crisis IssueMark Waid, Steve Webb, Andy Mangels, Mike Tiefenbacher, R.A. Jones, Marv WolfmanGeorge Pérez, Jerry Ordway, Steve Ditko, Gil Kane, Paris Cullins, Joe Staton, José Luis Garcia-Lopéz, Curt Swan, Jack Kirby, Keith Giffen, Wally Wood, Dave Ross

#92

  4/1/1986
  $2.25
  $4.50
2 copies available from $0.99
   

#93

  4/1/1986
  $2.25
  $4.50
2 copies available from $3.00
  Matt Wagner

#94

  5/1/1986
  $2.25
  $3.75
2 copies available from $2.50
Don Simpson, Border Worlds; Trina Robbins; Unicorn Isle; History of Deathlok; Metalzoic Donald Simpson, Lee Marrs, Trina Robbins

#95

  5/15/1986
  $2.25
  $6.50
1 copy available for $6.50
All Jonny Quest Issue  

#96

  6/1/1986
  $3.00
  $3.50
2 copies available from $2.25
   

#97

  6/1/1986
  $2.50
  $1.75
1 copy available for $24.99
Watchmen Dave Gibbons

#98

  7/1/1986
  $2.50
  $5.50
2 copies available from $2.99
 Mark WaidJim Starlin

#99

  7/1/1986
  $2.50
  $5.75
No copies available
Elektra Bill Sienkiewicz

#100

  8/1/1986
  $3.00
  $32.00
2 copies available from $15.40
Jack KirbyGreg Potter, Mark Evanier, Greg Theakston, Richard HowellJack Kirby
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