Bizarre Adventures

 BIZA   (Marvel, 1981-1983)

™ and ©1982 Marvel Entertainment Group

Bizarre Adventures (formerly Marvel Preview) was one of Marvel’s more adventurous magazine undertakings. It let Marvel present some of its more offbeat characters in a different, more adult context than comics usually allow. Included were such new stars as The Unlikely Heroes & Hangman, as well as new takes on old favorites such as King Kull and The Uncanny X-Men.

To read a story featuring a familiar character in Bizarre Adventures was like meeting that character for the first time again. Bizarre Adventures used its black-and-white magazine format to the fullest, concentrating on stark imagery and detailed storytelling—and it never shied away from the offbeat. Its final issue, #34, bade farewell in style, featuring a holiday send-up, “Son of Santa,” and a Howard the Duck feature by Paul Smith.

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#25

  3/1/1981
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1st appearance of Lady Daemon (Megan Daemon); Origin of Lady Daemon (Megan Daemon)Ralph Macchio, Chris ClaremontPaul Gulacy, Michael Golden, Marshall Rogers

#26

  5/1/1981
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 Doug MoenchJohn Bolton

#27

  7/1/1981
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 Chris Claremont, Mary Jo Duffy, Bob LaytonJohn Buscema, George Pérez, Dave Cockrum

#28

  10/1/1981
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1st appearance of Shadow-Hunter (Niki Jakosan); 1st appearance of Huntsman; 1st appearance of Bucky Bizarre; Origin of Shadow-Hunter (Niki Jakosan); Unlikely Heroes; B&WFrank Miller, Neal Adams, Doug Moench, Archie Goodwin, Mary Jo Duffy, Steve SkeatesFrank Miller, Larry Hama, Neal Adams, Michael Golden, Wendy Pini, Steve Smallwood

#29

  12/1/1981
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 Stephen King, J.M. DeMatteis, Bruce Jones, Steve SkeatesWalt Simonson, Steve Leialoha, John Buscema, Steve Smallwood

#30

  2/1/1982
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1st appearance of SilhouetteBill Mantlo, Peter B. GillisMike Vosburg, Gene Day, John Buscema, Steve Smallwood

#31

  4/1/1982
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1st appearance of Doctor DethDenny O’Neil, Larry Hama, Mark Gruenwald, John Byrne, Tom DeFalco, Stephen R. Bissette, Steve SkeatesFrank Miller, Larry Hama, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Byrne, Mark Armstrong, Herb Trimpe, Steve Perry, Steve Smallwood

#32

  8/1/1982
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 Alan Zelenetz, Larry Hama, Tom DeFalco, Ann Nocenti, Mark Gruenwald, Al Milgrom, Steve SkeatesJohn Bolton, Larry Hama, Steve Smallwood, Greg Larocque, Val Mayerik, Al Milgrom

#33

  12/1/1982
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Photo Cover; 1st appearance of Varnae; B&WDoug Moench, Bruce Jones, J.M. DeMatteis, Steve Perry, Steve SkeatesDave Simons, Bob Hall, Geof Isherwood, Stephen R. Bissette, Steve Smallwood

#34

  2/1/1983
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1st appearance of Son of Santa (Nick Norris); Origin of Son of Santa (Nick Norris)Mark Gruenwald, Steven Grant, Larry Hama, Mike Carlin, Al Milgrom, Steve SkeatesAlan Kupperberg, Paul Smith, Bob Camp, Mike Carlin, Al Milgrom, Steve Smallwood