Breed (comics)

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'Breed
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Publication information
Publisher Bravura (Malibu Comics) Image Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Genre
Publication date January - June 1994
November 1994 - April 1995
May - December 2011
Number of issues 19
Creative team
Writer(s) Jim Starlin
Artist(s) Jim Starlin
Creator(s) Jim Starlin

'Breed is the title of three limited series of comic books, The first two are six issues in length, the third contained seven, written and drawn by Jim Starlin and published by Malibu Comics under its Bravura imprint, the third by Image Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The original six-issue limited series was published from January to June 1994, and 'Breed II ran from November 1994 to April 1995.[1] The subtitle Book of Revelation appeared only on the interior indica of the second series.

'Breed III was planned and started in 1995 but Starlin couldn't get a publisher interested in it after Malibu Comics went under.[1][2] In May 2011, the first issue of Breed III was released through Image Comics.[1][3]

Plot[edit]

'Breed[edit]

In 1949, a small town in Texas was wiped out by a mysterious force, leaving behind only skeletons and blood. One girl was found comatose and pregnant. The captain leading the force adopted the boy and raised him as his own. During the Vietnam War, the now grown boy, Raymond Stone, was ambushed by enemy forces and survived by transforming, which he later forgot. After being discharged and an attempt at living in New York, Raymond discovers another world called "Elsewhere". There he meets a mysterious woman named Rachel, who reveals that both of them are "'Breeds": half-breeds of demon and human. Most are raised by the demons to be their minions, although they were not. She then teaches him about how demons invade Earth to hunt and find women to breed with. They are attacked by a large force of 'breeds. Rachel is killed, but Ray triumphs over them.

'Breed II[edit]

'Breed III[edit]

Dreadstar and Oedi appear on the last page of 'Breed III #5 and in issue #6 along with other of Starlin's creations, such as Wyrd and Kid Kosmos as part of the "Elsewhere Alliance". #7 concludes the storyline.

Collected editions[edit]

  • 'Breed: The Book of Genesis (collects Breed limited series, 1994); Malibu 1994; Image 2011[4]
  • 'Breed: The Book of Ecclesiastes (collects 'Breed II limited series) Image 2011
  • 'Breed: The Book of Revelations (collects 'Breed III limited series) Image 2012

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