AMAZING HEROES #62

Issue 62, January 1, 1985, Fantagraphics

"The Vegenauts"

writer, Heidi MacDonald

Fake comic announcement in Amazing Heroes annual preview issue.

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BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #4

Batman: The Dark Knight Falls (1986) Cover art by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Book 4, 1986, DC Comics ($2.95)

“The Dark Knight Falls”

writer/artist, Frank Miller; inks, Klaus Janson;
color & visual effects, Lynn Varley; letters, John Costanza;
editors, Dick Giordano & Denny O’Neil

Harlan Ellison appears off-panel on pages 13-14 as an on-air guest during television coverage of a nuclear attack on Gotham.

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CRAZY MAGAZINE #5

Crazy Magazine #5 (Marvel Comics, 1974) [© Marvel Characters, Inc.]

Issue 5, July, 1974, Marvel Comics

“The Starloose!”

writer, Steve Gerber; artist, Robert Graysmith;
editor, Marv Wolfman; exectuve editor, Roy Thomas

Parody of the Harlan Ellison created television series The Starlost.

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DARK HORSE PRESENTS #66

Dark Horse Presents #66 (Sep. 1992) Cover art by Paul Chadwick.Issue 66, September 1992, Dark Horse Comics ($2.25)

“Byrdland’s Secret”

writer/artist/cover artist, Paul Chadwick; art assist, Jed Hotchkiss;
lettering, Bill Spicer; editor, Randy Stradley

Concrete story which takes place at the Ellison Wonderland-like home of “Dwayne Byrd,” an Ellison homage.

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DARK WOLF #2

Dark Wolf #2 (Aug 1987) Cover art by Butch BurchamIssue 2, August 1987, Malibu Comics ($1.95)

“Night Vision”

writer, R.A. Jones; art/cover, Butch Burcham; letters, Debbie Burcha

Ellison appears as himself, a friend to the main character.

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FAANS #3 & 4

Faans #3 (1999) Cover art by Jason Waltrip.

Issue 3, 1999, 6 Handed Press ($2.95)

Issue 4, 1999, 6 Handed Press ($2.95)

“Heroes” / “Cypherpunk”

writer, T Campbell; art & cover, Jason Waltrip

Two issues of comic about group of Science Fiction/Fantasy/Comic Book Fans. These concern a conspiracy and murder plot at a Convention where one guest is Arlen Staranka, an acknowledge homage to Harlan Ellison.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #89

Justice League of America #89 (1971) Cover art by Neal Adams.Vol. 1, Issue 89, May 1971, DC Comics ($0.15)

“The Most Dangerous Dreams of All”

writer, Mike Friedrich; art, Dick Dillon & Joe Giella;
editor, Julie Schwartz; cover, Neal Adams

Features a television writer from Ohio named “Harlequin Ellis,” who falls in love with Black Canary and after being rebuffed by Green Arrow has a series of dreams in which he takes revenge; dreams which become real.

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normalman/MEGATON MAN SPECIAL

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#1, August 1994, Image Comics ($2.50)

writer/artist, Jim Valentino & Don Simpson; color, Gloria Vasquez

An appearance of a Ellison-like character as a part of a parody of the comic book industry.

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SAVAGE DRAGON #68

Savage Dragon #68 (1992) Cover art by Erik Larsen.

Issue 68, October 1999, Image Comics ($2.50)

Megaton Man: “The Comicon On The Edge of Forever”

writer/artist, Don Simpson

A parody involving Harlan Ellison, by the artist/co-writer of normalman/Megaton Man.

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SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK, THE #7

The Sensational She-Hulk #7 (1989)

Issue 7, November 1989, Marvel Comics ($1.50)

“I Have No Mouth And I Am Mean”

writer/artist, John Byrne; interior inks, Bob Wiacek;
colors, Glynis Oliver; letters, Jim Novack; editor, Bobbie Chase

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