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Longest running?[edit]

I'm not convinced of the claim that this was the longest running non-superhero comic book. What about Archie, Cerebus, probably many others. I think that if the article is going to make this claim, we need more info, such as the years and number of issues it ran. ike9898 22:36, Jan 9, 2005 (UTC)

[1] Hmmm...that one says "one of the longest"

Perhaps it was actually "longest running science fiction comic", which wouldn't leave it a lot of competition. Kaz 00:16, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)

It's not really science fiction, it's more of a war comic, with a space backdrop. As for the website, it's hyping the interviewee. Alien Legion was created in 1984 and had 20 issues published bimonthly until 1987 (plus a graphic novel with a new story). The title was rebooted the same year after a couple of months and held on until 1990, after 18 issues. Between 1990 and 1993, Alien Legion had three mini-series, one graphic novel and a one-shot. No new Alien Legion has been seen since. In total, there were 49 separate comic books featuring the Alien Legion between 1984 and 1993.
Hardly the longest running, surpassed even by contemporaries Dreadstar (64 issues, 2 graphic novels, plus a 6-issue mini between 1982 and 1994), American Flagg (50+11 issues, plus 1 special and 3 gn's, from 1983 to 1989, more comics in less time), Grendel (3-issues, gn, 40+10 issues, several minis, new stories still coming out in 2002 since 1983), Jon Sable Freelance (59 issues from 1983 to 1988, again, more comics in less time).
And that's not mention Archie and all its spin-offs, Groo, Cerebus, Conan, Patsy Walker, the original Transformers and GI Joe series, various Walt Disney comics, Sgt. Rock and other DC war comics and various westerns anthologies by both Marvel and DC. And then there are the comics published outside the USA, such as Dandy, Beano, Pilote, Tex, Diabolik, all of them well over 200 issues and published consecutively throughout decades. Carl Potts' Alien Legion, however good, is practically a blip. --Pc13 11:12, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, PC. I think this leaves no question. I'll make sure this statement is removed. (I think I saw it in another article too). ike9898 14:00, Jan 17, 2005 (UTC)

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