Labor Force

 LABF   (Blackthorne, 1986-1987)

™ and ©1986 Labor Force, Inc.

(From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Released at the height of the black-and-white comic glut, this execrable title was shoddily written by Greg Swan (who has the cheek to call himself “a methodical, careful creative talent” in a first-issue text piece), and crudely drawn by future Malibu Ultraverse penciller David Ammerman. Labor Force are a super-hero team who operate as a business venture. They have a marketing consultant, and an accountant who watches the team’s budget. Rather than use this promising premise as the springboard for a timely satire on 1980s money culture, Swan and Ammerman rush straight into a series of moronic super-hero adventures that would be more at home in an amateur fanzine than in a supposedly professional comic book. ~AL

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#1

  9/1/1986
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B&WGreg SwanDavid Ammerman

#2

  11/1/1986
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B&WGreg SwanDavid Ammerman

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#5

  3/1/1987
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#6

  4/1/1987
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 Greg SwanDavid Ammerman

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