Next Issue Project

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Next Issue Project
Cover of Next Issue Project 1 (Fen 2008 Image Comics). Art by Erik Larsen.
Publication information
Publisher Image Comics
Schedule Irregular
Formats Original material for the series has been published as a set of one-shot comics.
Genre
Publication date February 2008

The Next Issue Project is a series of American comic-book anthology one-shots published by Image Comics beginning in February 2008. The multi-title project, edited by Erik Larsen, creator of Savage Dragon, features comic book characters that have fallen into the public domain.[1][2]

The premise behind the series, according to Larsen, is:

... for any fan of comics, not just fans of Golden Age books. Often, the promise of Golden Age comics—where creators were making up the rules as they went along and were blazing new trails—was more exciting than the reality..., where creators were essentially mimicking some of the same dull formulaic writing found in other mediums at the time. Everyone who contributes to [the Next Issue Project] was intent on fulfilling the promise of the Golden Age and delivering a book that was more than a mere homage, but also a thrilling glimpse of what comics could be—if only creators were allowed to run wild with the characters they were handed![3]

Publication history[edit]

Each issue of the Next Issue Project utilizes features from a title published during the 1930s and 1940s period historians and fans call the Golden Age of Comic Books, with similar dimensions and page count, both larger than the modern-day standard. Each issue continues the name and numbering of each title.

The first issue, Fantastic Comics #24 came out in February 2008. It was followed by Silver Streak Comics #24 in December 2009.[4] and later Crack Comics #63.

Issues[edit]

Fantastic Comics #24[edit]

Continuing from Fox Feature Syndicate's Fantastic Comics. This issue was released on February 13, 2008. It contained the following stories:

Silver Streak Comics #24[edit]

Continuing from Lev Gleason Publications' Silver Streak Comics. Released in December, 2009. It contained the following stories:

Crack Comics #63[edit]

Continuing from Quality Comics' Crack Comics. This issue was released on November 2, 2011. It contained the following stories:

Speed Comics #45[edit]

Continuing from Harvey Comics' Speed Comics. Will feature Shock Gibson, Captain Freedom and War Nurse.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age is Back in "The Next Issue Project", Comic Book Resources, July 20, 2007
  2. ^ One Fan's Opinion, by Erik Larsen, Comic Book Resources, August 4, 2007
  3. ^ Larsen, Eric. Crack Comics "#63" press release, Comic Book Resources (Sept. 30, 2010).
  4. ^ Wigler, Josh (December 14, 2009). ""Next Issue Project" Returns With "Silver Streak Comics" #24". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 16, 2009. 

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