Cover of the first issue
|Publication date||May 1998 – October 1998|
Nevada is the title of an American comic book limited series published by DC Comics under its Vertigo imprint in 1998. The series was written by Steve Gerber and with art from Phil Winslade, Steve Leialoha, and Dick Giordano.
The origin of the character is to be found in a Howard the Duck story that contained a "mandatory fight scene" between a Las Vegas chorus girl, an ostrich and a standing lamp. Writing on the CompuServe comics forum, Neil Gaiman said he'd like to see that story. So when Gerber was asked to come up with something original by Vertigo editor Karen Berger (who rejected his Vertigo take on Inferior Five), he created Nevada.
Nevada is a Las Vegas chorus girl with a pet performing ostrich named "Bolero". One day, reality begins to change; while investigating, she finds herself fighting against a mobster with a lava lamp for a head.
The character also appeared in Vertigo: Winter's Edge #1 (January 1998) and #2 (January 1999), and was parodied by Gerber as "Utah" in Howard the Duck vol. 2, #4 (June 2002). Leonard the Duck appeared in the story in Winter's Edge #2. As Nevada is a creator-owned character, she has made no more subsequent appearances.
The series has been collected into a trade paperback:
It was nominated for the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favorite Limited Series for 1999.
- Howard the Duck #16, 1977
- Nevada #1
- Trade details at DC Comics official site
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