Big Bang Comics (Vol. 2)

 BBC2   (Image, 1996-2003)

™ and ©1996 Gary S. Carlson and Chris Ecker, except Mighty Man ™ and ©1996 Erik Larsen, Shanghai Breeze © and ™ ©1996 Stan Timmons, and Oogur ™ and ©1996 Carl Gafford

For many readers, current comics may seem an endless array of impossibly muscle-bound heroes and villains, each with a power that could easily destroy a city, or wielding a gun bigger than most cars. Some would say the trend has slowly moved towards simply depicting increasing levels of violence, and away from the simpler, but perhaps more fun, stories where good always triumphed over evil.

Big Bang Comics presents stories and characters depicted in the tradition of comicdom’s Golden and Silver Ages. The villains are indeed nefarious, but ultimately no match for the idealistic heroes. But don’t worry, the suspense is still there; after all, even the best super-hero can be caught by surprise.

Reviving a short-lived series by Caliber, Image Comics presents the adventures of such great heroes as Mighty Man, the Sphinx, the Knight Watchman, and many others.

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#1

  5/1/1996
  $1.95
  $3.50
11 copies available from $1.00
Mighty Man, Knight Watchman, Doctor WeirdChris Ecker, Ed DeGeorge, Gary CarlsonBill Fugate, Chris Ecker, Stephanie Sanderson

#2

  6/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.00
4 copies available from $1.00
Silver Age Shadowhawk, Knight Watchman, The BadgeChris Ecker, Gary Carlson, Ed DeGeorgeChris Ecker, Mark Lewis, Stephanie Sanderson

#3

  7/1/1996
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5 copies available from $0.75
Knight Watchman, Ultiman, Thunder GirlBill Fugate, Gary CarlsonJeff Weigel, Bill Fugate

#4

  9/1/1996
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9 copies available from $1.00
Origin of Knights of Justice; Dr. Stellar joins Knights of JusticeTerrance Griep, Bud Hanzel, Gary Carlson, Ed DeGeorgeJohn Thompson, Chris Ecker, Martin Nodell, Mark Lewis, Bill Nevill, Rich Buckler, Stephanie Sanderson, Charles Smith

#5

  10/1/1996
  $2.95
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6 copies available from $1.50
Origins issueTerrance Griep, Chris Ecker, Ed Quinby, Gary CarlsonDarren Goodhart, Chris Ecker, Ed Quinby, Bill Fugate, John Thompson

#6

  11/1/1996
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6 copies available from $1.65
Repint from Big Bang Comics (Vol. 1) #3Chris Ecker, Gary CarlsonSteve Adams

#7

  12/1/1996
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  $2.75
8 copies available from $1.25
Mighty Man vs. Mighty ManCarl Gafford, Chris Ecker, Stan Timmons, Terrance GriepDarren Goodhart, Stan Timmons, Frank Fosco, Chris Ecker

#8

  1/1/1997
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7 copies available from $1.25
1st Appearance of Mister U.S.Nat GertlerMark Lewis

#9

  3/1/1997
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6 copies available from $0.99
ShowplaceJeff Weigel, Dan Reed, Gary Carlson, Bud Hanzel, Ray MillerJeff Weigel, Dan Reed, Stephanie Sanderson, Landon Chesney

#10

  5/1/1997
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2 copies available from $3.30
Kid Galahad changes name to GalahadGary Carlson, Chris Ecker, Chris Samnee, Terrance Griep, Roy ThomasClarence Burk, Chris Samnee, Shawn Van Briesen, Rich Buckler

#11

  7/1/1997
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3 copies available from $1.65
Knight Watchman vs. Faulty TowersGary Carlson, Dan Reed, Terrance Griep, Daniel WilsonDan Reed, David Zimmerman, Darren Goodhart

#12

  9/1/1997
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2 copies available from $1.95
 Gary Carlson, Chris EckerBill Fugate, Joe Cooper, David Zimmerman, Mark Lewis, Jeff Weigel, Chris Ecker, Shawn Van Briesen

#13

  8/1/1997
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5 copies available from $1.50
Cover says Jul, indicia says AugJeff WeigelJeff Weigel

#14

  10/1/1997
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2 copies available from $1.35
 Gary CarlsonJoe Cooper, John Thompson, Dan Preece, Bill Fugate, David Zimmerman, Mark Lewis, Joe Zierman

#15

  10/1/1997
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4 copies available from $1.20
Doctor Weird vs. Bog Swamp Demon; Cover says Dec, indicia says Oct/NovEd DeGeorge, Shawn Van Briesen, Ed Quinby, Gary CarlsonMatt Roach, Dave Vance, Ed Quinby, Shawn Van Briesen, Chris Ecker

#16

  1/1/1998
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1 copy available for $1.05
Thunder GirlGary Carlson, Jerry Acerno, Daniel Wilson, Frank KurtzTim Stiles, Jerry Acerno, Darren Goodhart, Frank Kurtz

#17

  2/1/1998
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5 copies available from $1.65
Shadow LadyJerry Acerno, Lyle Dodd, Ed DeGeorgeJerry Acerno, Mark Lewis, Tony Manginelli

#18

  4/1/1998
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4 copies available from $1.65
 Gary CarlsonJoe Zierman, Jason Howard, Jeff Weigel, Jason Millet, Darren Goodhart, Joe Cooper

#19

  6/1/1998
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3 copies available from $2.95
Origin of Beacon (Scott Martin); Origin of Hummingbird (Alan Laurel); Origin of Beacon (Julia Gardner); Cover says Apr, indicia says JunBud Hanzel, Chris Ecker, Terrance GriepStephanie Sanderson, Chris Ecker, Jeff Weigel, Carl Taylor

#20

  7/1/1998
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3 copies available from $1.77
Photo back cover; 1st appearance of Dimensioneer (Frank Fontana)Chris Khalaf, Jeff Weigel, Dan ReedChris Khalaf, Jeff Weigel, Dan Reed

#21

  8/1/1998
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3 copies available from $1.50
1st appearance of Masker (Kitty Philips); 1st appearance of Ladybug (Patty Wheeler)Jerry Acerno, Gary Carlson, Dan Reed, Carl GaffordJerry Acerno, Ed Quinby, Dan Reed, Carl Gafford

#22

  9/1/1998
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5 copies available from $1.65
Pantheon of Heroes profilesMark Schirmer, Dan Reed, Gary CarlsonDan Preece, Dan Reed, Chris Ecker

#23

  11/1/1998
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8 copies available from $1.95
Tales of the Sphinx, Book 2Jeff WeigelJeff Weigel

#24

  4/1/1999
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2 copies available from $3.25
The Big Bang History of ComicsGary CarlsonChris Ecker

#25

  6/1/1999
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5 copies available from $1.99
 Chris Ecker, Doug Mabry, Terrance GriepChris Ecker, Mike Worley, Tim Stiles

#26

  7/1/1999
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6 copies available from $1.77
1st appearance of Blue Bird (Linda Somers)Brian Peterson, Jerry AcernoJerry Acerno, Terry Pavlet

#27

  10/1/1999
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3 copies available from $1.99
The Big Bang History of Comics, Part 2Gary Carlson 

#28

  12/1/1999
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5 copies available from $2.25
Knight WatchmanChris Ecker, Gary Carlson, Stuart SaygerChris Ecker, Stuart Sayger

#29

  2/1/2000
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3 copies available from $2.99
1st appearance of Spook (Rod Flynt)Chris Ecker, Gary Carlson, Kirk UhlmanChris Ecker, John Thompson, Jeff Wood

#30

  3/1/2000
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3 copies available from $3.99
1st appearance of VerdictMike W. BarrDavid Zimmerman, John Watkins-Chow

#31

  4/1/2000
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2 copies available from $5.50
Origin of Gorilla Cop (Sam Douglas)Bill Schelly, Carl Gafford, Glenn WhitmoreMike Worley, Ed Quinby, Glenn Whitmore

#32

  6/1/2000
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4 copies available from $2.99
 Chris Ecker, Terrance GriepChris Ecker, Mike Worley, Tim Stiles

#33

  7/1/2000
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3 copies available from $3.95
 Christopher Mills, Gary Carlson, James ChambersAnthony Bordelon, Darren Hoodhart

#34

  8/1/2000
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4 copies available from $3.95
 Chris Ecker, Gary Carlson, Ed DeGeorge, Sterling ClarkChad Sergesketter, Joe Zierman, Sterling Clark

#35

  1/1/2001
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2 copies available from $12.50
Reprints from A Touch of Silver #5, Big Bang Comics (Vol. 2) #1, Savage Dragon #0–0.5Gary Carlson, Jim ValentinoBill Fugate, Jim Valentino, John Thompson

Summer Special #1

  8/1/2003
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2 copies available from $6.50
Summer SpecialGary CarlsonBill Fugate, Mark Lewis, Mike Worley, Glenn Whitmore, Tim Stiles, Jeff Weigel, Michael Kirsten, Chris Ecker