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Grendel (1986) comic books

  • Issue #1A
    Grendel (1986) 1A
    Published Oct 1986 by Comico.

    NOTE: This is a first printing. 2nd printing exist for issues 1 and 2. Script by Matt Wagner, Pencils by Arnold and Jacob Pander, Inks by Jay Geldhof Grendel is dead, long live Grendel! With Hunter Rose, the original Grendel, dead, killed by the Man-Wolf Argent, the Grendel Legacy must find others to carry on its name. Follow the heritage of Grendel as it transforms every day people into Machiavellian schemers and assassins. In this issue: Devil in Response! Christine Spar, author of Devil by the Deed and daughter of Stacy Olliver (Hunter Rose's adopted daughter) is forced to take up the mantle of Grendel when a macabre Kabuki performer kidnaps her son! Will Argent hunt this new Grendel as he did the old? Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1B
    Grendel (1986) 1B
    Published Dec 1986 by Comico.

    NOTE: This is a second printing. Script by Matt Wagner, Pencils by Arnold and Jacob Pander, Inks by Jay Geldhof Grendel is dead, long live Grendel! With Hunter Rose, the original Grendel, dead, killed by the Man-Wolf Argent, the Grendel Legacy must find others to carry on its name. Follow the heritage of Grendel as it transforms every day people into Machiavellian schemers and assassins. In this issue: Devil in Response! Christine Spar, author of Devil by the Deed and daughter of Stacy Olliver (Hunter Rose's adopted daughter) is forced to take up the mantle of Grendel when a macabre Kabuki performer kidnaps her son! Will Argent hunt this new Grendel as he did the old? Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2
    Grendel (1986) 2
    Published Nov 1986 by Comico.

    NOTE: This is a first printing, 2nd printings exist for issues 1 and 2 - When Grendel's son is kidnapped, Christine Spar follows the trail to San Francisco in "Devil Head Raises." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander & Jay Geldhof. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Grendel (1986) 3
    Published Dec 1986 by Comico.
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    The trail to who kidnapped her son leads Grendel to some horrors and nightmares come to life in "Devil's Lash." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander & Rich Rankin. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Grendel (1986) 4
    Published Jan 1987 by Comico.

    The truth about Tujiro is revealed and romance heats up for Christine and Brian in "Touch Not the Devil." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander and Jay Geldhof. Dave Stevens cover inks. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5
    Grendel (1986) 5
    Published Feb 1987 by Comico.

    Grendel and Tujiro meet in battle while Christine gets more desperate in her pursuit of Brian who is starting to suspect her true nature in "Devil in Despair." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander and Jay Geldhof. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #6
    Grendel (1986) 6
    Published Mar 1987 by Comico.

    Things start to come to a head as Regina is interrogated by Argent and Christine becomes firm in her conviction and makes decisive moves against Tujiro in "Challenge the Devil." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander and Jay Geldhof. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #7
    Grendel (1986) 7
    Published Apr 1987 by Comico.

    Grendel and Tujiro meet in an all-out battle of epic proportions in "Devil's Dance." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander & Jacob Pander. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #8
    Grendel (1986) 8
    Published May 1987 by Comico.

    Christine returns to New York and discovers that Argent and the police are waiting for her in "After the Devil." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander and Jay Geldhof. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #9
    Grendel (1986) 9
    Published Jun 1987 by Comico.

    This issue features a story with only two text boxes and no word balloons as Grendel prowls in the darkness and stalks her prey in "Devil's Revenge." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander & Jacob Pander. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #10
    Grendel (1986) 10
    Published Jul 1987 by Comico.

    Christine starts to suffer from the pressures of being Grendel in "Devil On Edge." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander & Jay Geldhof. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #11
    Grendel (1986) 11
    Published Aug 1987 by Comico.

    Brian and Christine cling to and try to help one another as Grendel begins to rise up against Argent in "Devil's Rampage." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander and Jay Geldhof. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #12
    Grendel (1986) 12
    Published Sep 1987 by Comico.

    The saga of Christine Spar as Grendel comes to a conclusion as she engages in a final, climatic battle in "Devil's End." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Arnold Pander & Jacob Pander. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #13
    Grendel (1986) 13
    Published Oct 1987 by Comico.

    Brian immerses himself in what he hears and sees in New York City and as he writes about it, his despair grows in "Bedevilled." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Bernie Mireault. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #14
    Grendel (1986) 14
    Published Nov 1987 by Comico.

    Brian learns the truth about Grendel in more ways than one in "Be the Devil." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Bernie Mireault. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #15
    Grendel (1986) 15
    Published Dec 1987 by Comico.

    As he continues to learn about Grendel, Brian engages in a race with the devil in "Beat the Devil." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Bernie Mireault. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #16
    Grendel (1986) 16
    Published Jan 1988 by Comico.

    Captain Wiggins recounts an eerie tale of the original Grendel in an untitled story. Matt Wagner, the creator of Grendel uses a different layout arrangement for this issue. Script and art by Matt Wagner. Issue also has the Mage in "Interlude – Premiere Partie." Script and art by Matt Wagner. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #17
    Grendel (1986) 17
    Published Feb 1988 by Comico.

    Wiggins continues to tell an early story about the original Grendel in an untitled story. Matt Wagner, the creator of Grendel uses a different layout arrangement for this issue. Script and art by Matt Wagner. Issue also has the Mage in "Interlude - Deuxieme Partie." Script and art by Matt Wagner. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #18
    Grendel (1986) 18
    Published Apr 1988 by Comico.

    A storytelling experimental issue in which we get Grendel's side of the story from the "Devil by the Deed" saga in an untitled story. Matt Wagner, the creator of Grendel uses a different layout arrangement in this issue. Script and art by Matt Wagner. Issue also has the Mage in "Interlude – Troisieme Partie." Script and art by Matt Wagner. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #19
    Grendel (1986) 19
    Published May 1988 by Comico.

    The conclusion of the story of Tommy Nuncio as narrated by Detective Wiggins in an untitled story. Matt Wagner, the creator of Grendel uses a different layout arrangement in this issue. Script and art by Matt Wagner. Issue also has the Mage in "Interlude - Finale." Script and art by Matt Wagner. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #20
    Grendel (1986) 20
    Published Jun 1988 by Comico.

    Now much older, Detective Wiggins discovers that capitalizing on his association with Grendel comes with a price. And the price is now due in this untitled story. Script by Matt Wagner and art by Hannibal King & Tim Sale. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #21
    Grendel (1986) 21
    Published Jul 1988 by Comico.

    In the year 2170 and with the United States and the Soviet Union about to enter into a merger, the Grendel wants to get in on the action in "Boom." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Hannibal King & Tim Sale. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #22
    Grendel (1986) 22
    Published Aug 1988 by Comico.

    Cover art by Ron Turner. The Devil is Hormonal: Chapter 22 starring Grendel, script by Matt Wagner, pencils by Hannibal King, inks by Tim Sale; Die day; the battle between gangs for ownership of the available oil; Forx, a gang of Grendels; they use the double fork as a weapon; Shiny Fork beats Oak for the title and possesses control of the "east. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #23
    Grendel (1986) 23
    Published Sep 1988 by Comico.

    Cover art by Ron Turner. The Devil is Ecclesiastical: Chapter 23 starring Grendel, script by Matt Wagner, art by Tim Sale; in LA; populace prefers pills; Grendel vids; and religion; the pope dies prompting a vote between Fairbanks and Robertson; Laserus (a company) trying to release a new drug called Primacin although it has some serious affects to its user. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #24
    Grendel (1986) 24
    Published Oct 1988 by Comico.

    While Pope Innocent XLII and Orion Assante position themselves for a major power struggle, the new Grendel comes onto the scene in "Devil Reborn." Script by Matt Wagner and art by John K. Snyder & Jay Geldhof. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #25
    Grendel (1986) 25
    Published Nov 1988 by Comico.

    Cover pencils by John K. Snyder, inks by Jay Geldhof. Devil at Large: Chapter 25 starring Grendel, script by Matt Wagner, pencils by John K. Snyder, inks by Jay Geldhof; Church starts the second holy inquisition to find Grendel; Cross, head of C.O.P., becomes official security for the church; Orion meets with church accountant; Sharon killed; connection between church and Solar; Orion part of Deva Princes. Matt Wagner's wedding pictures. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #26
    Grendel (1986) 26
    Published Dec 1988 by Comico.

    Eppy is introduced, who has a hate/hate relationship with God and a passion for Grendel, and Pellon Cross of the C.O.P. starts to figure out Assante's plans in "Devil's Tracks." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Jay Geldhof & John K. Snyder. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #27
    Grendel (1986) 27
    Published Jan 1989 by Comico.

    Grendel strikes against the corporate Church, Sister Aimee has an inquisition going full blast, and Assante's efforts start to bear fruit in "Devils, Devils Everywhere." Script by Matt Wagner and art by John K. Snyder & Bernie Mireault. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #28
    Grendel (1986) 28
    Published Feb 1989 by Comico.

    Cover pencils by John K. Snyder, inks by Jay Geldhof. Devils Driven: Chapter 28, script by Matt Wagner, pencils by John K. Snyder, inks by Bernie Mireault; Grendel attacks when Innocent giving speech; Cross chases Grendel; Cross finds out about the Sun Gun; Innocent calls Orion to inquisition but Orion now has immunity; Deva Princes raided in hopes of catching Orion. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #29
    Grendel (1986) 29
    Published Mar 1989 by Comico.

    Cover pencils by Jay Geldhof, inks by John K. Snyder. Devil's Delusions: Chapter 29 starring Grendel and Pope Innocent XLII, script by Matt Wagner, pencils by Jay Geldhof, inks by John K. Snyder; More of Thatcher's life; Cross travels to Sahara and through a gauntlet to get some plutonium. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #30
    Grendel (1986) 30
    Published Apr 1989 by Comico.

    While Pellon Cross and Pope Innocent XLII fight, God and the devil engage in their own confrontation in "Devil Unveiled." Script by Matt Wagner and art by John K. Snyder & Bernie Mireault. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #31
    Grendel (1986) 31
    Published May 1989 by Comico.

    Someone starts sabotaging the Holy Week ceremonies while Pope Innocent XLII tries to maintain control of his empire and Orion tries to decipher the secret behind the Tower construction in "Devil's Holiday." Script by Matt Wagner and art by John K. Snyder & Bernie Mireault. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #32
    Grendel (1986) 32
    Published Jun 1989 by Comico.

    A bloodthirsty C.O.P., a hallucinogenic heretic and a determined rat become the three key players in the battle to reign in "Devil's Disclosure." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Jay Geldhof. Wraparound cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #33
    Grendel (1986) 33
    Published Jul 1989 by Comico.

    Special 40-page issue with all art and story (no ads), for the finale as all of the plans of Orion Assante, Pellon Corss, Eppy/Grendel and Pope Innocent XLII come to a head in "Devil's Demise." Script by Matt Wagner and art by John K. Snyder & Jay Geldhof. Wraparound cover. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #34
    Grendel (1986) 34
    Published Aug 1989 by Comico.

    Cover art by Tim Sale. Matt Wagner talks about the artists. Devil in Name: Chapter 34 starring Grendel, script by Matt Wagner, art by Tim Sale; Orion elected Administrative Director of BASIC; reorganizes COP into Orion's Sword; starts clean-up of vampires; CalAmerica reunited; Sheri and Orion get closer. Tales from the Underground: Viva Las Vegas starring Grendel, script by Matt Wagner, art by Tim Sale; Vegas is big vampire hang-out; people tested to get into casinos, vampires don't bleed; infiltrate casino and rename it Grendel's Palace. 36 pgs. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #35
    Grendel (1986) 35
    Published Sep 1989 by Comico.

    Cover art by Tim Sale. Devil in Image: Chapter 35 starring Grendel, script by Matt Wagner, art by Tim Sale; Manny, a telepath, becomes Orion's assistant; Japan using subliminals on Australia; Australia joins with CalAmerica to become UNOW. Tales from the Underground: Viva Las Vegas starring Grendel, script by Matt Wagner, art by Tim Sale; Grendel's Palace opened to the public; Japanese minister visits Cross and is bitten and released. 36 pgs. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #36
    Grendel (1986) 36
    Published Oct 1989 by Comico.

    Grendel and Pellon Cross' are about to converge as each has plans in South America in "Devil In Intent." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Tim Sale. Story uses a different storytelling format. Issue also has "Tales from the Underground – Don't Be Cruel." Wraparound cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #37
    Grendel (1986) 37
    Published Nov 1989 by Comico.

    Tensions mount as Pellon Cross incites rebellions and uprisings within the vampire population and Grendel's world conquest plans are thwarted by the kidnapping of Sherri in "Devil In Deed." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Tim Sale. Story uses a different storytelling format. Issue also has "Tales from the Underground – Jailhouse Rock." Wraparound cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #38
    Grendel (1986) 38
    Published Dec 1989 by Comico.

    Problems are everywhere as Orion engages in a power play with General Berlinetta, Grendel struggles with the public losing faith in him and his beloved Sherri in danger and the vampire uprisings continue in "Devil In Drive." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Tim Sale. Story uses a different storytelling format. Issue also has "Tales from the Underground – My Way." Wraparound cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #39
    Grendel (1986) 39
    Published Jan 1990 by Comico.

    Grendel goes into seclusion after his personal loss, Berlinetta does what he wants with his military forces now that Orion is out of the way, and Pellon Cross orchestrates a jail break in "Devil In Mirror." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Tim Sale. Story uses a different storytelling format. Issue also has "Tales from the Underground – Hound Dog." Wraparound cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #40
    Grendel (1986) 40 Grendel (1986) 40
    Published Feb 1990 by Comico.

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    Special "flip" issue. Front cover is for the conclusion of the current Grendel storyline in which leadership is passed on to Grendel's heir and the Grendel palace is under siege in "Devil Redeemed." Script by Matt Wagner and art by Tim Sale. Story uses a different storytelling layout. Issue also has "Tales from the Underground – Suspicious Minds." Back cover is for a special preview of the new "Grendel Tales" series with "Devil Worship," the very first Grendel tale as student Marcus Brand finds himself a victim. Script by Steve Seagle and art by Che Anderson. Cover price $3.50.