Texas Comics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Texas Comics
Former type Publisher
Industry Comics
Founded 1983
Founders Keith Wilson,[1] JR
Defunct c. 1983
Headquarters Texas
Key people John Carbonaro

Texas Comics was an American independent comics company set up in 1983 by several Texas-based comic book fans, who had worked together before on the Comics Informer fanzine.[citation needed] Texas Comics licenced the then-popular superhero series Justice Machine from its creator Mike Gustovich after his previous publisher Noble Comics had closed. Texas Comics was operated out of the offices of the retailer Camelot Comics.

Texas Comics had planned to bring out a bimonthly Justice Machine series, but in the end only produced one comic, the Justice Machine Annual. This, however, was significant because it contained the first appearance of Bill Willingham's Elementals, as well as a crossover between the Justice Machine and the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents,[2] a famous 1960s superhero team originally published by Tower Comics. The Elementals were supposed to become a bimonthly series as well, alternating with the Justice Machine.

After Texas Comics folded, both series were taken over by Comico Comics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview with Keith Wilson Scoop. [dead link]
  2. ^ Sodaro, Robert J. "The Resplendent Sound of T.H.U.N.D.E.R.!" Comics Value Annual (1999). Archived on ThunderAgents.com. Accessed Feb. 8, 2014.

External links[edit]