Revolver (Robin Snyder’s…)

 RERS   (Renegade, 1985-1986)

™ and ©1985 Robin Snyder and the respective creators

(From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Starting out as a science-fiction anthology (#1–3) and then switching to “Fantastic Fables,” Revolver perhaps failed by trying to reach too many readers. Certainly, the main attraction of the title has to be Steve Ditko’s sharp, detailed strips, whether the Jack C. Harris-written space adventure of Star Guider that harks back to the 1950s (#1, 2) or Ditko’s own, EC-style “The Hand of Ages” (#4). Nothing else really stands out, though early work by graduates of the Kubert School (Mandrake, Bissette) can be found alongside the work of old pros like Henry Boltinoff (#1, 2, 4, 5), Vicatan (#1), Adolpho Buylla (#4, 6) and Irwin Hasen (#2). The annual, with a wonderful Alex Toth cover, contains a mixture of old and new material under the banner “Frisky Frolics.” Ditko’s very literal Killjoy rubs shoulders with Moench and Colon, Kanigher and Hasen, and several one-pagers from the regular series. Ditko’s World, featuring Static numbers #1–3 and Murder #1–3, is also known as Revolver #7–9 and #10–12 respectively, while the annual is #13. ~NF

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#1

  11/1/1985
  $1.70
  $2.75
6 copies available from $0.96
Sci-Fi AdventureJack C. Harris, Bill Dubay, Rich MargopoulosSteve Ditko, Bill Dubay, Tom Mandrake, Z. Vicatan

#2

  12/1/1985
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4 copies available from $0.96
Sci-Fi AdventureJack C. Harris, Ernie Colón, L.B. Kellogg, Richard Connolly, Robert KanigherSteve Ditko, Ernie Colón, Tony DeZuniga, Richard Connolly, Irwin Hasen

#3

  1/1/1986
  $1.70
  $2.75
4 copies available from $0.99
Sci-Fi AdventureSteve Ditko, Rich Margopoulos, Richard ConnollySteve Ditko, Tom Mandrake, Richard Connolly

#4

  2/1/1986
  $1.70
  $2.75
3 copies available from $0.96
Fantastic FablesSteve Ditko, Bob Haney, Richard Connolly, Bob Stine, Ernie ColónSteve Ditko, Adolfo Buylla, Richard Connolly, Stephen R. Bissette, Ernie Colón

#5

  3/1/1986
  $1.70
  $3.50
2 copies available from $0.99
Fantastic FablesSteve Ditko, Bill Dubay, Robin Snyder, Gary CohnSteve Ditko, Bill Dubay, Rodin Rodriguez

#6

  4/1/1986
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  $2.50
4 copies available from $0.97
Fantastic FablesRobin Snyder, Woody AdamsAdolfo Buylla, Ernie Colón

#7

  5/1/1986
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No copies available
Ditko’s World: StaticSteve Ditko, Robin Snyder, John Jacobs, John Jeff PottorSteve Ditko, John Jacobs, John Jeff Potter

#8

  6/1/1986
  $1.70
  $5.00
1 copy available for $4.99
Ditko’s World: StaticSteve DitkoSteve Ditko

#9

  7/1/1986
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  $10.00
1 copy available for $9.99
Ditko’s World: StaticSteve DitkoSteve Ditko

#10

  8/1/1986
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No copies available
MurderSteve Ditko, Brad W. Foster, Rich Margopoulos, Alex TothSteve Ditko, Brad W. Foster, Dan Day, Alex Toth

#11

  9/1/1986
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No copies available
MurderRich Margopoulos, Alex Toth, Robert Kanigher, Steve DitkoDan Day, Alex Toth, Leo Summers, Steve Ditko

#12

  10/1/1986
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  $2.00
No copies available
MurderSteve Ditko, Allen Peterson, Rich Margopoulos, Wally Wood, Nicola Cuti, Ernie ColónSteve Ditko, Allen Peterson, Dan Day, David Day, Wally Wood, Nicola Cuti, Ernie Colón

Annual #1

  11/1/1986
  $2.00
  $4.50
1 copy available for $3.99
B&WWally Adams, Bill DuBay, Robin Snyder, Henry Boltinoff, Robert Kanigher, Doug Moench, Jim Stenstrum, Steve DitkoErnie Colón, Bill DuBay, Romeo Tanghal, Henry Boltinoff, Irwin Hasen, Erik Larsen, Steve Ditko