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Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 1

    Script by Mike Baron, Art By Jeffrey Butler, cover by Steve Rude and Jeffrey Butler. You are about to enter a world where logic and rationale are abstract concepts and the search for "Larry" is neverending! Join Norbert Sykes, aka the Badger, Ham, a displaced 5th century weather wizard, and Daisy Fields, a perfectly normal therapist, as they right the wrongs of society and try to figure out just who it is that's insane. In this issue: Precipitation! An origin story like no other. We are first introduced to Ham as he slays a young boy to further his domination of the countrysided in 5th century England. Flash forward 15 centuries to a mental health facility where the Badger has been confined for beating up a group of teenage boys who were brutally murdering ducks. Here is where our protagonists meet. After Ham arranges for Norbert to be released, he himself escapes and they both move in with Daisy to use her house as their headquarters. Will Norbert discover Ham's sordid, evil past and attempt to stop his evil schemes or will the Badger simply go "loopy" and terrorize the city? Find out! Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #2
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 2

    The Badger, Ham and Ms. Fields get a new place to live in and while there Ham does some experiments which bring in some powerful guests in "Ham's New Broom." Script by Mike Baron and art by Rick Burchett & Jeffrey Butler. Issue also has "The Badger's Tale – A Groaner" with script by Mike Baron and art by Rick Burchett & Jeffrey Butler and "The Gadger's Tale – A Conversation" with script by Jeffrey Butler & Mike Baron and art by Charles Truog. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #3
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 3

    Steve Rude coverSorcery might be involved with a religious leader's crusade against comic books and the Badger and company investigate in "The Day the Comics Fell." Script by Mike Baron and art by Rick Burchett & Dennis Wolf. Issue also has Ham in "Where in Hell Ham Came From" with art by Jeffrey Butler and a Badger character profile page. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #4
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 4

    The Badger goes to a dogfight, makes a bet and from there ends up in all kinds of troublesome and dangerous situations in "Dogfight." Script by Mike Baron and art by Jeffrey Butler. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #5
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 5

    Now back in Wisconsin, the Badger and company get involved in a crusade to save an ancient oak tree in an untitled story. Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Jeff Dee. First issue published by First Comics. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #6
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 6

    Having lost the battle to save an ancient tree, the Badger and company travel to San Diego to confront the wealthy developer responsible for the deed and that leads them into more trouble in "Surfin' USA." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Jeff Dee. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #7
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 7

    After suffering a breakdown when he couldn't save his mother, the Badger is in bad shape and everyone tries to help him in "Breakdown on the Road to Happiness." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Jeff Dee. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 8

    Ham and Daisy try to help the Badger who is in a mental facility and not in the best of shape in "In a Coma, In Nakoma." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Jeff Dee & Sam De La Rosa. Issue also has a one-page text feature on "Collecting Dust: A Guide to Preserving Comic Books – Part 2" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 9

    When two extremely dangerous jaguars escape from an exhibit and take refuge in a shopping mall, the Badger tries to help and also has to deal with an angry fighter named the Cobra in "Hot August Night." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Sam De La Rosa & John Nyberg. Issue also has a one-page text feature on "Collecting Dust: A Guide to Preserving Comic Books – Part 4" by Charles Meyerson. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #10
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 10

    When the Badger visits his friend Jim Wonktendonk , he gets caught up in a conflict with a local militia group in "Effigy Mound." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & San De La Rosa & Mike Gustovich. Issue also has "Zoomtown" with script by Mike Baron and art by Rick Stasi & Don Drake. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 11

    After his battle with the Badger on the effigy mound, Hodag is cursed and seeks Ham for help in dealing with the curse in "Shell Shock." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Keith Wilson. Issue also has "Zoomtown" with script by Mike Baron and art by Rick Stasi & Gary Martin. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #12
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 12

    Lord Weterlackus, with his new familiar, Hodag, visits Ham and the Badger at their place. What does Lord Weterlackus want? That's what the Badger and Ham have to deal with in "Red Snow." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Keith Wilson. Issue also has "Zoomtown" with script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Wagner & Gary Martin. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #13
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 13

    It's the Badger versus Lord Weterlackus as Ham is stuck in the evil wizard's dimension and tries to get out. Who wins? Find out in "Musical Dimensions." The story guest stars Judah Maccabee from Nexus. Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Keith Wilson. Issue also has "Zoomtown – Doing the Strip" with script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Wagner & Gary Martin. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #14
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 14

    The Badger goes on a Sierra backpacking trip and other adventures with famous chef and Kung Fu master Herbert Ng in "Snake Bile Cognac." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Rick Bryant & John Nyberg. Issue also has "Zoomtown – On the Road" with script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Wagner & Gary Martin. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #15
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 15

    The Badger ends up unexpectedly in Australia and on a mission to find a rare animal which will help in a war against creatures from another dimension. But a villain named the Wombat may be in the way in "Enter the Wombat." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Rick Bryant. Issue also has "Zoomtown – The New Regime" with script by Mike Baron and art by Craig Brasfield & Brian Thomas. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #16
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 16

    Now in Nepal, the Badger ends up on a hunt to find and rescue the abominable snowman from IBOB in "Search for the Snowman." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Rick Bryant. Issue also has "Zoomtown – The Trojan Bus" with script by Mike Baron and art by Craig Brasfield & Brian Thomas. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #17
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 17

    Now in possession of a buffalo, the Badger is asked by a man from the Circus World Museum in Baraboo to find a missing rhinoceros. But other people want that rhino too in "Buffalo." Script by Mike Baron and art by Jeffrey Butler. Issue also has "Zoomtown" with script by Mike Baron and art by Craig Brasfield & Brian Thomas. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #18
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 18

    The Badger ends up interfering with two drivers who are participating in a Wisconsin road rally and they want revenge in "Beaver Drop." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Rick Bryant. Issue also has "Zoomtown" with script by Mike Baron and art by Craig Brasfield & Brian Thomas. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #19
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 19

    The Badger, Ham and Daisy are headed to a billionaires' picnic and they are supposed to bring thirty pounds of truffles. But that proves to be really difficult in "Senator." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Rick Bryant. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Honest Clonezone" with script by Mike Baron and art by Mark A. Nelson. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #20
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 20

    With the Billionaires' Picnic going full blast, the Badger and company have to deal with Nazis, a revenge plot and the Badger's split personality in "Billionaires' Picnic." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Chuck Beckum. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Autograph Hound" with script by Mike Baron and art by Mark A. Nelson. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #21
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 21

    The University of Wisconsin has a phantom attacking people and it seems unstoppable. So it's up to the Badger to find and stop it in "The Phantom of Bascom Hill." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Chuck Beckum. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Just A Lonely So-And-So" with script by Mike Baron and art by Mark A. Nelson. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #22
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 22

    The Badger is hired to be a spokesman on TV for an appliance store. As crazy as that sounds, what happens after is even crazier in "Range War." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Chuck Beckum. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Lodzirra" with script by Mike Baron and art by Mark A. Nelson. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #23
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 23

    IBOB, the International Brotherhood of Brujos, has summoned and sent a very powerful demon to take on the Badger in "Bob." Script by Mike Baron and art by Chuck Beckum. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Clubzone" with script by Mike Baron and art by Mark A. Nelson. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #24
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 24

    The Badger helps out a friend's karate school which is being threatened by another martial arts school which wants all of the business in "Cheap Shot." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Jim Sanders III. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Water Hazard" with script by Mike Baron and art by Mark A. Nelson. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #25
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 25

    When an elderly lady's peaceful life of living near a lake and feeding the wild ducks is threatened by a rich family that moves in nearby, the Badger comes to the rescue in "The Duck Lady." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold & Jim Sanders III. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – The Viddies" with script by Mike Baron and art by Mark A. Nelson. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #26
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 26

    The Badger travels to Chicago to help out Connie's sister and her fellow tenants who are being threatened by the landlord and cockroaches, lots and lots of cockroaches in "The Roach Wrangler." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – A Pet Salon in the Belt" with script by Mike Baron and art by Mark A. Nelson. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #27
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 27

    The Badger blew up the Roach Wrangler's home. So now the Badger has to prepare for the Roach Wrangler's revenge – a full scale attack with all the forces that the Roach Wrangler can muster in "The Roach Wrangler – Part II." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – McSleaze in Sleazed Out" with script by Mike Baron and art by Dave Garcia. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #28
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 28

    After the Badger accepts an offer of some really rare, great beer, he wakes into his Pierre alter-ego and while wandering around encounters the Yeti who has demon on his trail in "Bad Beer." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Overboard" with script by Mike Baron and art by Keith Wilson. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #29
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 29

    The Badger ends up in the Clonezone world with a whole bunch of guest stars including W.C. Fields, Grimjack and lawyers, lots of lawyers in "The Magic Word." Script by Mike Baron and art by Eric Shanower. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Masterpiece Show" with script by Mike Baron and art by Chris Ecker & Willie Schubert. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #30
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 30

    When the Badger tries to avenge what happened to Doctor Hubert Louis Fu at an international competition, he is struck down by a delayed death touch delivered by Negative Kung and only the Grand Master can save him in "Grand Master Part 1." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Rocky LXVIX" with script by Mike Baron and art by Barry Crain. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #31
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 31

    The Badger has to get to a temple on an island in the South China Sea in order to be cured on the delayed death touch that he received and he has a lot of obstacles in his way in "Kill or be Killed." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – The Audit" with script by Mike Baron and art by Alex Wald. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #32
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 32

    Now cured of the delayed death touch that he received, the Badger is forced into battle again with the warrior who inflicted the delayed death touch on him in "Showdown in the South China Sea." Script by Mike Baron and art by Bill Reinhold. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – The Creature's Court" with script by Mike Baron and art by Mark A. Nelson. Story guest stars Judah MacCabee from Nexus. Cover painting by Steve Rude. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #33
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 33

    In Australia, the Badger confronts some kangaroo hunters and then gets mistaken for a local legend who defends the kangaroos in "Kid Kang." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Art Nichols. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Dear Slur" with script by Mike Baron and art by Dave Garcia. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #34
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 34

    After the Badger rescues a dog mistreated by some gang members and then teaches them some lessons about animal abuse, the gang members make a deal with a demon and go after the Badger at his home in "Underdog." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Jay Geldhof. Issue also has "Tales from the Clonezone – Safety First" with script by Mike Baron and art by Dooney. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #35
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 35

    With the demon Count Kohler and his demon bikers invading their home, the Badger and company have to try to battle and hold off the demons while they try to find the Waffenpoof in "Garden Party." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Jay Geldhof. Issue also has "Riley's Dojo" with script by Roger Salick and art by Aaron McClellan & Karl Story. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #36
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 36

    After a barroom brawl, the Badger runs smack into the middle of a feud, a powerful bully by the name of Feeny and the legend of a monster in "Dire Wolf." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Jay Geldhof. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #37
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 37

    What happens when the Badger and his friend, Lamont the buffalo visit the Galleria Mall in Houston, Texas? Well, all sorts of antics, adventures and chaos in "Where the Buffalo Roam." Script by Mike Baron and art by Angel Medina & Rod Whigham & Jay Geldhof. Issue also has "Mad Town" with script by Roger Salick and art by Eric Shanower. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #38
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 38

    When Sakimoto Motors of Japan announces plans to build a motorcycle factory in the American Midwest in one of three towns (including one in the Badger's area), the competition for that factory heats up to the point of murder. So the Badger tries to help in "Gabriel, Blow Your Horn." Script by Mike Baron and art by Brian Murray & Jim Nelson. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #39
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 39

    Buddy McBride, a dog used in commercials and promotions for a beer company has seemingly gone berserk, attacks his managers, escaped and is on the loose. The Badger gets involved when Buddy's original owner asks for his help in "Buddy." Script by Mike Baron and art by Neil Hansen & Jim Sanders. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #40
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 40

    A very different sister, a sister of the Handmaidens of the Sacred Blood saves Daisy. And when the sister tells Daisy, the Badger and Ham about a mission to help some torture victims, they try to help in "Sister Twyster." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Sam Grainger. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #41
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 41

    With the Badger injured and Raaspe, an evil Nazi genetic engineering experiment, on the loose and determined to stop the Sister's crusade, Ham joins in on the battle in "Twysted Sister." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #42
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 42

    While the Badger and Lamont the buffalo are visiting the Firburg wilderness trying to find a firebug, they are shocked to discover that the legend of Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack and Babe, his blue ox, is true in "Tall Tale." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #43
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 43

    A bunch of strange things are happening in their neighborhood and all of those strange signs point to a vampire in the vicinity. So the Badger and Ham have to deal with that in "Blood Sucker." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams. Issue also has "Welcome to Clonezone Village" with script by Mike Baron and art by Jim Rohn. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #44
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 44

    The Badger and Ham have to deal with another vampire who is very angry and intent on revenge for the death of his sister and Daisy thinks she has met the right man for her, but he's the vampire in "Blood Sucker – Part Two." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams. Issue also has "Clonezone the Hilariator" with script by Mike Baron and art by Neil Vokes. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #45
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 45

    The Badger wakes up and discovers that he has a wife, Daisy is a toad, Ham has lost his mind and IBOB is after Daisy. What in the world is going on and how will the Badger be able to figure it all out and fix everything in "Mavis, Hold the Toad." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams. Issue also has "Bad Day" with script by Roger Salick and art by Barry Crain & Mitch O'Connell. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #46
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 46

    It's Christmas Eve, a major snowstorm is occurring and the Badger hitches a ride with a telephone repairman with a tower of man-hungry demons in pursuit and they all end up in a roadhouse in "The Actor." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #47
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 47

    When a multi-national conglomerate sends in machines to tear up the Mato Grosso in the Rain Forests of the Amazon, the Badger and company are summoned to help in "Handmaidens of the Sacred Blood." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams. Issue also has "Overflex" with script by Roger Salick and art by Dave Newton. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #48
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 48

    In the Amazon trying to prevent a corporation from razing the land, the Badger and company encounter the JuJu Jaguar and also have to contend with the corporation's powerful land-leveling machine in "It's the JuJu Jaguar." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams. Issue also has "Groundhog's Day" with script by Roger Salick and art by Phillip Hester & Aubrey Bradford. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #49
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 49

    Mavis, the Badger's wife, wants to build a house and decides to use some design plans from a famous architect for their house. And that leads to a lot of trouble and conflict in "Frank Lloyd Wrong." Script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams. Issue also has "The Insomniac" with script by Roger Salick and art by Al Bigley & Mark McKenna. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #50
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 50

    Special double-sized issue in celebration of the comic's 50th issue. Issue has "Anemone of the People" in which the Badger and company try to deal with a drilling operation going bad at a resort on the Yucatan Peninsula which puts them at odds with a dictator (script by Mike Baron and art by Jeffrey Butler & Mark Nelson) and "Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" in which Mavis and the Badger's plans for a new home run into all kinds of opposition (script by Mike Baron and art by Ron Lim & Paul Abrams). Cover price $3.95.