The Realm (Vol. 1)

 REA1   (Arrow, 1986-1991)

©1986 Arrow Comics

This title no doubt was inspired by fantasy games like Dungeons & Dragons. The story begins when four University of Michigan students travel to a cabin in the Upper Peninsula for a week of rest and relaxation. When they arrive, however, they find themselves transported to another world. In this fantastic place, magic is real, and elves and other races fight against evil on a mythic scale. The college kids become adventurers in this new realm of sword and sorcery.

The Realm was a modestly successful independent fantasy series drawn by Guy Davis. It spawned a follow-up series at Caliber, as well as a spinoff starring Silverfawn, an Elfin heroine of the series. It is probably most notable for issue #4ís introduction of Deadworld, a zombie-filled nightmare where the dead fight with the living for control of the land.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  3/1/1986
  $1.50
  $6.00
1 copy available for $2.99
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph Griffith, Dan SanchezJim Miller, Guy Davis, Patrick Sandy

#2

  5/1/1986
  $1.50
  $2.75
4 copies available from $0.96
Repeats indicia for #1Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#3

  7/1/1986
  $1.50
  $2.00
3 copies available from $0.96
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#4

  9/1/1986
  $1.50
  $4.75
4 copies available from $0.99
1st Appearance of DeadworldStuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis, Vincent Locke

#5

  11/1/1986
  $1.50
  $2.00
6 copies available from $0.67
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#6

  1/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.00
3 copies available from $0.96
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#7

  3/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.00
1 copy available for $0.99
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#8

  5/1/1987
  $1.50
  $1.75
2 copies available from $1.25
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#9

  7/1/1987
  $1.50
  $1.75
3 copies available from $0.96
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#10

  9/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.25
1 copy available for $1.75
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#11

  11/1/1987
  $1.50
  $2.25
1 copy available for $0.96
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#12

  3/1/1988
  $1.50
  $1.75
1 copy available for $0.96
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#13

  6/1/1988
  $1.95
  $3.00
1 copy available for $4.99
Published by WeeBee ComicsGuy Davis, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#14

  2/1/1989
  $1.95
  $2.50
1 copy available for $1.25
Caliber begins publishing; B&WGuy Davis, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#15

  4/1/1989
  $1.95
  $2.25
1 copy available for $1.25
B&WGuy Davis, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

#16

  5/1/1989
  $1.95
  $2.25
No copies available
B&WStuart KerrJohn Dennis

#17

  9/1/1989
  $2.50
  $1.75
2 copies available from $1.46
 Stuart KerrJohn Dennis

#18

  4/1/1990
  $2.50
  $3.25
No copies available
 Randy ZimmermanJohn Dennis

#19

  8/1/1990
  $2.50
  $3.25
No copies available
No publication dateRandy ZimmermanJohn Dennis

#20

  12/1/1990
  $2.50
  $12.50
1 copy available for $14.99
 Randy ZimmermanJohn Dennis

#21

  1/1/1991
  $2.50
  $5.50
No copies available
Daemonstorm Parts 3 & 4 never publishedRandy ZimmermanJohn Dennis

Book #1

  7/1/1987
  $4.95
  $32.00
1 copy available for $23.00
Collects The Realm (Vol. 1) #1-4Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

Book #2

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

Book #3

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
 Stuart Kerr, Ralph GriffithGuy Davis

Book #4

 
  $12.95
  $13.00
No copies available
Collects The Realm (Vol. 1) #13-15Ralph Griffith, Randy Zimmerman, Guy DavisGuy Davis, Mark Winfrey