Echo of FuturePast

    (Continuity, 1984-1986)
Package ™ and ©1984 Continuity Publishing Inc.

(From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Ambitious if flawed attempt to create a Heavy Metal-style comic. Starting with the artistic line-up of Mike Golden, Neal Adams and Arthur Suydam on “Bucky O’Hare” (#31–6), “Frankenstein” (#1–5) and “Mudwogs” (#1–5) respectively, the title seemed likely to attract a following even if Jean Teule’s “Virus” (#1, 3, 4, 6, 7) and Farley and Mitchell’s “Tippie Toe Jones” (#1, 5–9) were less inspiring. “AE-35” (#6–9) by the little-known Tim Ryan and William Jungkuntz, a science-fiction thriller, showed promise. The real bravery of the title was in including non-US material, but deciding to color it, presumably for commercial reasons, now seems a mistake. Though creditable, the colors hide too much of the subtlety of Toth and Bernet’s work on “Torpedo” (#8, 9) and Giminez’ work on “The Damned City” (#7–9). Apart from “Torpedo,” the real strength of the title is in its artists, and the mix of science fiction, fantasy and thrillers should have provided the variety that keeps as many readers as possible coming back for more. However, it ceased publication with #9, leaving all the stories unfinished. ~NF

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#1

  5/1/1984
  $2.95
  $5.50
7 copies available from $2.95
 Larry Hama, Lindley Farley, Neal Adams, Jean Teulé, Arthur SuydamMichael Golden, Louis Mitchell, Neal Adams, Jean Teulé, Arthur Suydam

#2

  5/1/1984
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 Arthur Suydam, Carlos Giménez, Neal Adams, Stephano Negrini, Larry HamaArthur Suydam, Carlos Giménez, Neal Adams, Enea Riboldi, Michael Golden

#3

  11/1/1984
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3 copies available from $6.00
NudityLarry Hama, Neal Adams, Carlos Giménez, Jean Teulé, Arthur SuydamMichael Golden, Neal Adams, Carlos Giménez, Jean Teulé, Arthur Suydam

#4

  2/1/1985
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2 copies available from $3.38
 Neal Adams, Jean Teulé, Arthur Suydam, Larry Hama, Carlos GiménezNeal Adams, Jean Teulé, Arthur Suydam, Michael Golden, Carlos Giménez

#5

  4/1/1985
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4 copies available from $2.50
 Arthur Suydam, Larry Hama, Neal Adams, Carlos Giménez, Jean Teulé, Lindley FarleyArthur Suydam, Michael Golden, Neal Adams, Carlos Giménez, Louis Mitchell

#6

  7/1/1985
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  $19.00
2 copies available from $13.50
 Larry Hama, Tim Ryan, Jean Teulé, Enrique Sánchez Abulí, Lindley FarleyMichael Golden, Will Jungkuntz, Jean Teulé, Alex Toth, Louis Mitchell

#7

  8/1/1985
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3 copies available from $5.00
 Enrique Sánchez Abulí, Lindley Farley, Ricardo Barrio, Jean Teulé, Tim RyanAlex Toth, Louis Mitchell, Juan Gimenez, Jean Teulé, Will Jungkuntz

#8

  12/1/1985
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 Tim Ryan, Goran Delic, Ricardo Barrio, Lindley Farley, Enrique Sánchez AbulíWill Jungkuntz, Goran Delic, Juan Gimenez, Louis Mitchell, Jordi Bernet

#9

  1/1/1986
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  $11.00
2 copies available from $9.99
 Ricardo Barrio, Lindley Farley, Enrique Sánchez Abulí, Tim RyanJuan Gimenez, Louis Mitchell, Jordi Bernet, Will Jungkuntz