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WCG Checklist

Below is a complete checklist of all publications released under the WCG Comics imprint, going back to both the company's "Golden" and "Silver Ages" (1972-77 and 1978-80 respectively). We can also be found at the websites of the Comic Book Database and the Grand Comics Database.

A full history of WCG Comics is also available online!

JUST ADDED: A list of Convention Appearances and Published Articles and Letters!

 


Independent Comics

Date / Issue # / Title

Rob Hanes Adventures

Image of Rob Hanes Adventures comics10/00 1 Where in the World is Rob Hanes?
01/01 2 Back in the Game
04/01 3 Image is Everything
07/01 4 Changing of the Guard
07/04 5 The Glowworm Identity
10/04 6 The Hunt for Octavius Jebru
01/05 7 Death on the Moors
09/05 8 The Last Explorer
07/06 9 Rescue in Koman
06/07 10 The Pride of the Chickenhawks
07/08 11 Rob Hanes and the Pirates
07/09 12 Stranded!
07/12 13 Crime Takes a Holiday / Not Your Father's Private Eye
07/13 14 Regime Change
07/14 15 Just Another Gilded Age
07/15 00 Enter Justice International
11/15 16 The Real Julianne Love; Pact with the Devil; Bounty Hunters
07/16 17 Wilde Child; Silent Partner

Rob Hanes Adventures Special Edition

07/13 01 The EU Express (in full color)
07/16 02 Rob Hanes; Loyalties; Koman!

Adventure Strip Digest

08/94 1 The Princess 
12/94 2 The EC Express 
08/95 3 New World Order 
06/96 4 Hostile Takeover

Trade Paperback Collections

03/96 The Rob Hanes Archives
09/10 Rob Hanes Adventures, Vol. 0

Rob Hanes

03/91 1 The Care Package


Other Publishers

05/93 Heroic #4 (Jim Main/Main Publishing) / anthology ("guns,drugs and videotape")
03/94 Three Days of the Fanboy (audiotape) 
08/94 It Magazine #1 ("Pact with the Devil")
06/95 The Small Press Swimsuit Spectacular (Allied Comics) / pinup
07/95 Wolff & Byrd #7 (Exhibit A Press) / pinup
01/95 Negative Burn #30 (Caliber Comics) / anthology ("Bounty Hunters")  
01/96 Negative Burn #39 (Caliber Comics) / anthology ("Pact with the Devil") 
07/98 The Factor #0 (Pinup) 
02/99 Love in Tights #2 ("The Real Julianne Love")


Fanzines/Small Press

Adventure Strip Digest

11/91 1 Rob Hanes 
03/92 2 The Two Lady Agathas 
07/92 3 The Princess 
01/93 4 EC Express 
05/94 5 The Assassin

Rob Hanes Archives

08/93 1 Masks

Adventure Strip Digest beta (ashcans)

05/98 1 Image is Everything
08/98 2 Changing of the Guard>

Rob Hanes Adventures beta

10/99 1 Back in the Game


One-shots

08/92 ASD One-Shot ("The Bounty Hunters" - Freebie at San Diego Comicon) 
08/93 Behind the Scenes at ASD Freebie at San Diego Comicon


Miscellaneous

03/95 Three Days of the Fanboy (audiocassette adventure)


Published articles and letters of comment

06/12 "Favorite Finds " (letter to the editor), Comics Buyer's Guide #1692 (Aug 2012), p. 12-13.

05/07 "Tiny Press" (letter to the editor), Comics Buyer's Guide #1628 (Nov. 2007), p. 185-187.

11/05 "At the Threshhold: Diamond Threatens to Cancel Comics That Don't Measure Up," by Michael Dean (quoted in the article), The Comics Journal #272 (Nov. 2005.

11/06 "Whatever happened to minicomics?" letter to the editor, Comics Buyer's Guide #1625 (November 30, 2006).

08/05 Will Eisner Tribute, Comic Book Artist #16 (vol. 2), p. TK.

12/04 Letter to Editor, Comic Book Artist #5 (vol. 2), p. 32 (Dec. 2004).

02/05 "Astute, Visionary Businessman," letter to the editor, Comics Buyer's Guide #1603 (April 2005).

04/04 "Coming to Terms," letter to the editor, Comics Buyer's Guide #1586 (April 9).

01/04 "Publishing FAQ," WCG Comics website.

08/96 "Happy Birthday," letter to the Comics Journal #189, pps. 2-3.

DATE? "A History of the Adventure Strip," The Comet (fanzine), DATE TO BE ADDED.

DATE? "The Adventure Strip Before World War II: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Soldier of Fortune," TheComet (fanzine), DATE TO BE ADDED.

11/91 "You Eisner-Basher You," letter to the Comics Journal #146, pps. 9-11.

12/90 "A Case History of Comics as Art: The Work of Milton Caniff," term paper, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, December 1990.

05/86 "Sex, Violence, and Mediocrity: Randy Reynaldo on Hell on Earth and The Shadow #1," Comics Journal #108, pps. 36-39.

08/85 "Reassessing Comics," Comics Journal #101<, pps. 88-93.



Convention appearances

Below is a list of WCG's convention appearances. (Note: Regardless of whether or not WCG has exhibited, Publisher Randy Reynaldo has attended every San Diego Comic-Con since 1985 with the exception of 2000 (which he missed because of his wedding/honeymoon!) Photos from shows over the years are available at this website.

08/93 San Diego Comic-Con (inauguration of Small Press Area)
08/94 San Diego Comic-Con Small Press Area
02/95 Alternative Press Expo (APE)
04/95 Spirits of Independents Tour/Seattle
04/95 WonderCon (Oakland, CA)
08/95 San Diego Comic-Con Independent Publishers Pavilion
03/96 Alternative Press Expo (APE) III
04/96 WonderCon
08/96 Comic-Con International: San Diego Independent Publishers Pavilion
07/97 Chicago Comicon
08/98 Comic-Con International: San Diego Small Press Area
02/01 Alternative Press Expo (APE), San Francisco
08/01 2001 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/04 2004 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
08/05 2005 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/06 2006 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/07 2007 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/08 2008 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/09 2009 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/10 2010 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/11 2011 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/12 2012 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/13 2013 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/14 2014 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
07/15 2015 San Diego Comic-Con: Small Press Area
03/16 2016 WonderCon, Los Angeles Convention Center
07/16 2016 San Diego Comic-Con


Self-made Comics: WCG's "Golden Age" (1972-77)

Before WCG entered the direct-sales market, we were the "War Comics Group" -- self-made comics done for my junior high school classmates. The flagship character for the series was "Sgt. Hanes and Hell Platoon" -- not Rob Hanes, but Sgt. Jim Hanes, a precursor (and perhaps distant relative) of Rob. Below is a complete checklist of this run...

An asterisk (*) indicates that this title is lost

War Comics

10/73 1 Panzer XI* (IntroducingSgt. Warren and the Lucky Seven)
11/73 2 The Missile*
12/73 3 The Ammo Dump* (Introducing Sgt. Jansson and the Death Commandos)
01/74 4 Team-up (Team-up: Lucky Seven and Death Commandos)
02/74 5 Guarding (Team-up: Lucky Seven and the Death Commandos -Sgt. Hanes introduced)
03/74 6 Paratroop!(Special 28-page team-up starring Daring Company)
04/74 7 The Replacements (First official War Comics issue featuring Sgt. Hanes as lead character)
05/74 8 The Death Regiment (co-starring Sgt. Warren)
06/74 9 Behind the Lines (Hell Platoon introduced)
07/74 10 The Bold Ones
08/74 11 The Town
09/74 12 Counterattack!
10/74 13 To Play - For Keeps!
02/75 14 Left Behind
03/75 15 A Girl for Sgt. Hanes 
04/75 16 The Bloody River
05/75 17 Hold that Bridge!
08/75 18 Baby Lieutenant
09/75 19 On Leave (Co-starring Sgt. Hanes and Sgt. Jansson)
10/75 20 The Death Regiment Returns
07/76 21 King of the Hill
08/76 22 A Difference
09/76 23 Routine Patrol
10/76 24 Buried Home

Groups Comics

02/75 1 Shoot Away Soldier
04/75 2 Mission Impossible
06/75 3 The Bridge
10/75 4 The Rival of the Death Duo

Miscellaneous Comics

09/76 WCG Super Team-Up #1 Team-up with Batman
06/76 Magas-ine Special Rob Hanes story
06/76 Beacon '76 IS7 Yearbook- Special Rob Hanes story

Books and Collections

1975 A History of the War Comics Group
1976 War Comics Group on the Inside
1976 Sgt. Hanes (Unpublished strip dailies)
1978 Sgt. Hanes Meets Tarzan 
1978 Sgt. Hanes comic strip (additional unpublished strip dailies)
1975 Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey
1975 Phil & Jim
1977 Monti Pison


Self-made Comics: WCG's "Silver Age" (1978-80)

WCG Comics Presents

05/79 1 The Wayfarer
06/79 2 Pegasus

Wayfarer

06/79 1 Wayfarer

Pegasus

07/79 1 I am the Omega

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

12/78 1 Rob Hanes Meets the Pink Panther
01/79 2 Escape from Darth Vader
02/79 3 Princess Leia--Captured Again! (Part I)
03/79 4 Princess Leia--Captured Again! (Part II)
04/79 5 Princess Leia--Captured Again! (Part III)

Cigarman (by Rodney Reynaldo)

03/79 1 Origin of Cigarman
04/79 2 Cigarman vs. AC/DC


Books & Fanzines

WCG Comics on the Inside

05/79 1 Meet Craig Clark
07/79 2 Rob Hanes

Miscellaneous Comics

05/79 Trash Gordon
08/79 Rob Hanes Mock covers
05/80 "Deception" Gilroy High Literary Magazine


Other Publications

MAGAZINES & NEWSLETTERS

WCG on the Inside

02/90 0 The Decade in Review
05/90 1 Fanboy Press Announced
08/90 2 Rob Hanes Finds New Distributor
11/90 3 Rob Hanes Changes Format
02/91 4 Initial Sales for Rob Hanes #1 Low
05/91 5 WCG to Join Small Press Federation
06/91 6 WCG Announces Adventure Strip Digest
08/91 7 WCG Voted into the UFO
10/91 8 Rob Hanes to Appear in Comic-Book Anthology
12/91 9 ASD #1 and WCG Notes Finally Released
02/92 10 WCG Staffer May Pencil Indiana Jones Series for Dark Horse
04/92 11 WCG Staff Tour Gotham City
05/92 12 ASD to Feature New Rob Hanes Stories
07/92 13 WCG Moves into New Offices
09/92 14 WCG Staff Invades San Diego
11/92 15 1992 Overview
10/93 16 Triumph at San Diego
12/93 17 1993: A Year of Retrenchment
03/94 17a Emergency Earthquake Report
04/94 18 WCG to Offer Titles to Distributors
06/94 19 Diamond Distributors to Carry ASD
08/94 20 Happy 20th Century
10/94 21 WCG Breaks Previous Sales Record for San Diego Comicon
10/94 22 WCG Invited to Participate in Tour for Independent Comics
02/95 23 WCG Comics Online
05/95 24 WCG Awarded Xeric Grant
09/95 25 All Roads Lead to San Diego
12/95 26 WCG Announces Trade Paperback
03/96 27 Back in Black
06/96 28 WonderCon Smash
09/96 29 Rob Hanes to Move to Caliber
10/96 30 WCG History Back on the Boards
12/96 31 Rob Hanes Online Debuts
03/97 32 Rob Hanes Caliber Title Previewed
06/97 33 Rob Hanes JI in Limbo
09/97 34 Image is Everything
12/97 35 Inside the Mouse Factory
04/98 36a ASD #1 Cancelled by Image
06/98 37 What Next?
09/98 38 Summer Fun
12/98 39 WCG Moves
03/99 40 Packing it in for 1999
06/99 41 The Verdict is In
09/99 42 San Diego Undercover
12/99 43 Out with the Old, In with the New
03/00 44 Ready, Set, Go!
12/03 45 Rob Hanes Adventures to Return

WCG Notes

10/91 1 1991 San Diego Comicon 
01/92 2 Tour of the Cartoon Art Museum
07/92 3 View of Misfit Lit
10/92 4 1992 San Diego Comicon

Inside WCG

01/96 1 Focus on the Rob Hanes Archives
04/96 2 ASD #4
02/98 3 ASD #1 (Image)

WCG Catalog

01/92 1
03/92 2
07/92 3 Special Convention Issue
08/93 4
05/94 5 All Issues Back in Stock
01/95 6 WCG World Tour '95
10/95 7 Winner of 1995 Xeric Grant
04/96 8 Trade Paperback Now Available
08/96 9
01/97 10 Rob Hanes Moves to Caliber
07/97 11 Look Out for Rob Hanes JI #1
07/98 12 ASD Moves to Image Comics
04/98 13 ASD Goes Back to its Roots
06/99 14 What's Up for 1999?
06/00 15 Rob Hanes is Back
10/00 16 Available January
06/01 17 The Glowworm Conspiracy Revealed in 2001

The Immortal Chronicles

07/98 1 Blasphemy 
05/99 2 Misanthropy
12/01 3 The New Millennium
12/03 4 Middle Age