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Nexus (1983) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Nexus (1983) 1
    Published 1983 by Capital/First.

    Untitled. Part 4 of 6. Story continues from Nexus (1981 magazine) #3. Story by Mike Baron. Art and wrap-around cover by Steve Rude. Sundra and Nexus relationship heats up, the web takes a much larger interest in Ylum, and Clausius finally attracts too much attention. Intro of Judah The Hammer Maccabee. Baron's writing flows effortlessly page to page, panel to panel, and Rude's art is some of the best the printed comic page has ever seen. If you are a fan of drama, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, crime, political satire, or just about any other genre, this book is for you! 25 pages, full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2
    Nexus (1983) 2
    Published 1983 by Capital/First.

    "Aye Clausius." Part 5 of 6. Story by Mike Baron. Art and wrap-around cover by Steve Rude. Showdown with interplanetary slave trader Clausius and his enforcer Bellows. Plus, Sundra versus Ursula XX Imada. Don't assume the good guys win. 25 pages, full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Nexus (1983) 3
    Published 1983 by Capital/First.

    "A Nice Place to Visit." Part 6 of 6. Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Steve Rude. Nexus and Judah head to Earth to rescue Sundra. But they need help from Ursula XX Imada, and she wants more from Nexus than to just provide him with transportation. 28 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #4
    Nexus (1983) 4

    "The Ziggurat." Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Steve Rude. Nexus dreams of mass murderers, and is tormented by these dreams until he hunts down and kills the subject of the dream. This issue is the first self-contained story in which he does just that. His quarry this time is an elderly woman who lives all alone in a ziggurat on a far-off planet. Letter page contains fan mail from author Harlan Ellison. 26 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #5
    Nexus (1983) 5

    Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Steve Rude. "Drinking Mans Tour of the Galaxy." Part 1 of 4. Nothing to add, the title says it all, really. But beware of drinking and driving a spaceship. You never know where you'll end up. First appearance of Clonezone the Hilariator. (21 pages). "The Hammer vs. Black Death McGee." The title characters engage in a wrestling match while Judah simultaneously prepares his entry in the Interplanetary Bake Off. (5 pages). 26 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #6
    Nexus (1983) 6

    "The Trialogue Trilogy, Part 1 – The Ultimate Bizarre Object." Part 2 of 4. Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Steve Rude. Nexus and Judah begin their descent into the bowl shaped world, and you'll never guess who they meet at the bottom. Plus, intrigue on Ylum. Last Capital issue. Letter page contains fan art from future pro Matt Wagner. 22 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #7
    Nexus (1983) 7

    "The Bowl Shaped World – The Trialogue Trilogy Part 2". Part 3 of 4. Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Steve Rude. Nexus, Judah, and The Badger deal with a myriad of problems on their journey to the center of the bowl shaped world. First issue by First Comics. 28 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #8
    Nexus (1983) 8

    "Up and out – The Trialogue Trilogy Part 3". Part 4 of 4. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by Eric Shanower. Nexus, Judah, and The Badger encounter violence and… philosophy as they reach the center of the bowl shaped world. While on Ylum, Tyrone organizes an election. Cover by Steve Rude. 28 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #9
    Nexus (1983) 9

    "Teen angel". Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by Eric Shanower. No, not an adaptation of a 1950s pop song, the title refers to a vicious young killer Nexus must track down. Plus, Ursula Imada reveals the results of her night with Nexus. 24 pages. "When she was young". Story by Mike Baron. Art by George Freeman. We learn the details as to why Sundra joined the Web Marine Corps at the age of 19. 4 pages. Cover by Steve Rude. 28 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #10
    Nexus (1983) 10
    Published Jul 1985 by Capital/First.

    "Talking heads". Part 1 of 3. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by Eric Shanower. The telekinetic heads terraform and colonize Ylums sister moon. And compose a hilarious anthem! Meanwhile, Nexus begins to take drastic measures to cure his dreams. 24 pages. "Tales of Dave". Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Bill Willingham. Inks by Rich Rankin. Dave learns the art of Zen during his prison term on Thune. 4 pages. Cover by Steve Rude. 28 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #11
    Nexus (1983) 11
    Published Aug 1985 by Capital/First.

    "Get Clausius". Part 2 of 3. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by Eric Shanower. Judah battles Clausius to save Headworld. Beware, a rhyme for the word orange plays a major part in the plot. 24 pages. "The great belief". Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. Clonezone plays Quantum Trivial Pursuit ….and doesnt pass out on the table! 4 pages. LOC by Beanworld creator Larry Marder. Cover by Steve Rude. 28 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #12
    Nexus (1983) 12
    Published Sep 1985 by Capital/First.
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    "The old General". Part 3 of 3. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by Eric Shanower. Nexus travels to Chernenko, capital of the Sov Empire, to kill a 600 year old war criminal who reincarnates in an interesting way. 20 pages. "Bending the twig". Story by Mike Baron. Art by Eric Shanower. Sundra begins her military career. With Ursula Imada as her commanding officer. 8 pages. Cover by Steve Rude. 28 pages, full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #13
    Nexus (1983) 13
    Published Oct 1985 by Capital/First.

    "Insomnia" – Part 1 of 6. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by Eric Shanower. The cure for Nexus's dreams may be worse that the disease as it causes him to enter his…well, there's no nice way to put it, his bloated rock star phase. Plus, the Sovs begin their plan to eliminate Nexus. 20 pages. "The Grab." Story by Mike Baron. Art by Eric Shanower. From Sundra's early days, a tale of an assignment she completes successfully. Unfortunately, there are dire consequences for an entire city. 8 pages. Cover by Steve Rude. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #14
    Nexus (1983) 14
    Published Nov 1985 by Capital/First.

    "Killing Joke" - Part 2 of 6. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by Eric Shanower. A thoroughly overmedicated Nexus watches Clonezone's latest comedy special. And you can too. Just be careful of the hammer. 20 pages. "The office of opportunity." Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. Clonezone begins his own series and celebrates by going on a date. Trust us, it does not end well. 8 pages. Cover by Steve Rude. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #15
    Nexus (1983) 15
    Published Dec 1985 by Capital/First.

    "You asked for it" - Part 3 of 6. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by Eric Shanower. Alf and Beta return to pull Nexus out of his ennui. Meanwhile, we learn of the Web's latest project…The Gravity Well. 20 pages. "The Joke Doctor." Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. Has Clonezone lost his talent? Only the joke doctor knows for sure. 8 pages. Cover by Steve Rude. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #16
    Nexus (1983) 16
    Published Jan 1986 by Capital/First.

    "Into the Web" - Part 4 of 6. Story continues in issue 18. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by Eric Shanower. Nexus stalks the president of the Web for his involvement in the Gravity Well disaster, while the Sov assassin makes his move. Nexus returns home to some very unexpected guests. 20 pages. "An encounter." Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. On their way to separate gigs, Clonezone meets old pal Johnny Jerkowitz. After the usual professional camaraderie, they proceed to steal all of each others jokes. 8 pages. Cover by Steve Rude.28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #17
    Nexus (1983) 17
    Published Feb 1986 by Capital/First.

    "Yo! Jimbo!" - Story by Mike Baron. Art by Eric Shanower. All Judah wants is a nice quiet vacation. Unfortunately, his reputation precedes him so it's never really going to work out that way. 20 pages. "Clonezones Unlimited." Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. Clonezone mistakenly sits in Dr. Sugarman's cloning chair. What could possibly go wrong? 8 pages. LOC from cartoonist Fred Hembeck. Cover by Steve Rude. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #18
    Nexus (1983) 18
    Published Mar 1986 by Capital/First.

    "Kreed at the gate." Part 5 of 6. Continued from issue 16. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. Nexus, Ursula and their two daughters are holed up in Nexus' quarters on Ylum. With Kreed standing guard. But Judah and Sundra want in, and they wont be denied! 20 pages. "Half caulked." Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. Clonezone is only looking for a good night's sleep. But a hotel room mix-up will see to it that it just doesn't happen. 8 pages. Cover by Steve Rude. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #19
    Nexus (1983) 19
    Published Apr 1986 by Capital/First.

    "The Creature." Part 6 of 6. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. Nexus and Sundra finally discover the source of Nexus' dreams and his power when they come fact to face with The Merk. 20 pages. "Party Animals." Story by Mike Baron. Art by Hilary Barta and Mark Nelson. Clonezone is a bad influence on a group of students on spring break. But then, what else would you expect. 8 pages. Cover by Steve Rude. 20 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #20
    Nexus (1983) 20
    Published May 1986 by Capital/First.

    "Sanctuary." 20 pages. Part 1 of 4. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. Thousands of refugee ships orbit Ylum, so it was inevitable that the criminal element would try to take advantage of the situation. Nexus is made aware of the actions of these pirates and tangles with his old enemy Sutta Leberq's brother Steve. "Celebrity interview." 8 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Hilary Barta. Inks by Rick Taylor. Belinda Bilious films a special on Clonezone and finds out more than anyone wants to know. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #21
    Nexus (1983) 21
    Published Jun 1986 by Capital/First.

    "The battle for Ylum." 20 pages. Part 2 of 4. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. The Sov Empire attacks Ylum using intel from Steve Leberq, just as The Merk decides to cut off Nexus' powers because he hasn't performed any assassinations recently. But the citizens of Ylum strike back using weapons from Kreed's arsenal. "Dignity." 8 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. Clonezone's agent books him to film a commercial for the Bootyrest disposal system. Hopefully it won't dispose of him. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #22
    Nexus (1983) 22
    Published Jul 1986 by Capital/First.

    "Implement of Destruction." 20 pages. Part 3 of 4. Story continues in issue 24. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. Nexus must use a variety of conventional weapons to perform a number of assassinations so that The Merk will restore his powers. On Ylum, the Heads attack the Sovs with…The Black Pencil. "The Zap Show. 8 pages." Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. Clonezone is a panelist on The Zap Show, a talent contest where if they don't like you they….well, I think you can guess. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #23
    Nexus (1983) 23
    Published Aug 1986 by Capital/First.

    "False Prophets." Story by Mike Baron. Story and cover pencils by Keith Giffen. Story and cover inks by Rick Bryant. In a flashback to their trip through the bowl shaped world, Nexus, Judah and Badger are worshiped by a native tribe after being mistaken for the Heroes of Legend. All goes well until the real Heroes show up. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #24
    Nexus (1983) 24
    Published Sep 1986 by Capital/First.

    "The Black Pencil." 20 pages. Part 4 of 4. Continued from issue 22. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. The Heads secret weapon attempts to drive off the Sov invasion with major repercussions for all concerned. In the aftermath, Nexus attempts to use his powers for creativity rather than destruction. "Fruit Loops." 8 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. Clonezone wants a part in Ralf Nerfmaster's latest film. But he has to get on the directors good side first. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #25
    Nexus (1983) 25
    Published Oct 1986 by Capital/First.

    "Gravity Well." 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. Nexus' latest mission is to assassinate General Loomis, overseer of the disastrous Gravity Well project. But his actions will have far reaching effects on his future because the general has a family that does not see Nexus' actions the way he does. "McSleaze." 8 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. The latest Clonezone vid role calls for some overly violent solutions to every problem. And the commercials are just as bad. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #26
    Nexus (1983) 26
    Published Nov 1986 by Capital/First.

    "Clayborn" - 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. The sculptor Clayborn strives to capture art in the moment of a creature's death. Of course he has to be their murderer to capture this moment. This behavior brings this bionic madman to the attention of Nexus. "It's my birthday too, hey." - 8 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. Its Clonezone's birthday and all of his friends are there. Whether they are still his friends by party's end remains to be seen. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #27
    Nexus (1983) 27
    Published Dec 1986 by Capital/First.

    "Devil Fish" - 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. The Heads present Ylum with a wondrous weapon. Unfortunately, Nexus' uncle Lathe promptly steals it. Nexus is granted access to The Crystal Ballroom, the greatest repository of knowledge in the universe, and he and Dave use it to visit the Library at Alexandria. Plus, Nexu's daughters meet their new tutor…Judah Macabee. "Exit the gator." - 8 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Art by Mark Nelson. Clonezone finishes his back-up stint with a stand up routine and meet his replacement. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #28
    Nexus (1983) 28
    Published Jan 1987 by Capital/First.

    "Uncle." - 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Mike Mignola. Inks by Rick Burchett. To avoid further tension between Ylum and The Web, Nexus defends space station Stacy against his uncle Lathe and the Elvonic Order. In the process he comes face to face with the Loomis sisters for the first time. "Doublecross." - 8 pages. Part 1 of 2. Continues in issue 30. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Craig Brasfield. Inks by Paul Abrams. Judah the Hammer begins his back-up stint as he defends himself from the attack of a customer unsatisfied with his services. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #29
    Nexus (1983) 29
    Published Feb 1987 by Capital/First.

    "Planet of Assassins." Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by Rick Veitch. Inks by John Nyberg. Cover by Rick Veitch and Steven Bissette. Kreed and Sinclair return to the Gucci home world for re-certification as assassins and invite Nexus along. But an old vendetta against the Quatros will make the trip extremely hazardous. 28 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #30
    Nexus (1983) 30
    Published Mar 1987 by Capital/First.

    Nexus, Judah and Judah's pop are tempted by a demon on the dead world Marlis in "The Maze." Badger appearance (kind of). Written by Mike Baron. Art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez & John Nyberg. Back-up tale: Judah and his girlfriend Gladys star in this 8-pager by Mike Baron, Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander & John Nyberg. Cover by Garcia-Lopez & Nyberg. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #31
    Nexus (1983) 31
    Published Apr 1987 by Capital/First.

    "Flatlands." - 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Gerald Forton. Killing the warlord of Flatland leads to major trouble for Nexus as he promises to take a young man and his family home with him. But when he returns to collect them, word of a better life on Ylum has spread, and the whole town wants to go. "Between jobs." - 6 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Art by Bill Jaaska. Judah takes a job clearing out a den of thieves, but runs into a few snags when he decides to subcontract. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #32
    Nexus (1983) 32
    Published May 1987 by Capital/First.

    "The Visit." - 20 pages. Part 1 of 2. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Jackson Guice. Inks by John Nyberg. Nexus only wants to visit his daughters. But the Merk insists he perform more assassinations, so Nexus deputizes Kreed and Sinclair. And he may have given them the easier job. "At the Bridge." - 6 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils by John Calimee. Inks by John Nyberg. Crossing a bridge should be easy. But not when two seasoned warriors meet in the middle. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #33
    Nexus (1983) 33
    Published Jun 1987 by Capital/First.

    "Rampage." 20 pages. Part 2 of 2. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. Nexus gave Kreed and Sinclair a list of 218 murderers to kill in his stead. But they have fallen prey to the quarto killing disease and have killed 3,418 sentients, including many innocents. Now Nexus and Judah must stop them. But can they do it without killing them? Untitled. 6 pages. Part 1 of 2. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Al Vey. Inks by John Nyberg. The son of one of Judah's teachers has been jailed in the micro prison of New Alcatraz and his father has asked Judah to break him out. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #34
    Nexus (1983) 34
    Published Jul 1987 by Capital/First.

    "The Crystal Ballroom." 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. As Nexus and Sundra make a visit to the Crystal Ballroom, the Oblivioids, a mindless race that seek to destroy knowledge attack. And it may fall to Sundra to repel them. Untitled. 6 pages. Part 2 of 2. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Al Vey. Inks by John Nyberg. Judah tries to rescue his old teacher's son from New Alcatraz, but the man in question hates both his father and Judah. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #35
    Nexus (1983) 35
    Published Aug 1987 by Capital/First.

    "Newcomer." 20 pages. Part 1 of 2. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. Mary is a new refugee who has arrived on Ylum. As she tries to meet Nexus, she learns about him from a number of other inhabitants. She also learns that Ylum may not be the paradise for refugees she always believed it to be. "The Promise." 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Robb Phipps. Inks by John Nyberg. Gangster Frank Scarlet wants to hire Judah before his competition does. But when Judah turns him down, Scarlet starts a gang war with Judah that he might have cause to regret. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #36
    Nexus (1983) 36
    Published Sep 1987 by Capital/First.

    "Mission for Mary." 20 pages. Part 2 of 2. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. New refugee Mary convinces Nexus to free her uncle from prison on Chernenko. But what if he doesn't want to leave? Plus, Mars and Ylum begin trade negotiations based on potential disasters and faulty information. "Coming of age." 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Barry Crain. Inks by John Nyberg. Judahs current wrestling opponent Mel has a problem. His son is a wimp. So Judah agrees to take the boy on a night on the town that has them end up in a bar fight and jail. Just what Mel had hoped for. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #37
    Nexus (1983) 37
    Published Oct 1987 by Capital/First.

    "Priest" - Part 1 of 2. Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Paul Smith. While visiting churches on Chernenko, Nexus runs afoul of Sov Chairperson Konstantin who inhabits a childs body but has a number of nasty ideas. And a big weapon called the Bearmek. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #38
    Nexus (1983) 38
    Published Nov 1987 by Capital/First.

    "How to get ahead" - Part 2 of 2. 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Paul Smith. Nexus turns Konstantin over to the heads. There Konstantin meets fellow prisoner Clausius, and between the two they hatch a nefarious plan to gain their freedom. "The Chi Siphons." 6 pages. Part 1 of 2. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Mark Heike. Inks by Doug Hazlewood. An attack in space leads Judah to a slaughtered starship crew and into pursuit of the fearsome Chi Siphons. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #39
    Nexus (1983) 39
    Published Dec 1987 by Capital/First.

    "The Search." 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. The Loomis sisters gain access to the Boom Search Project, a telepathic search device, and use it to search for an entity to provide them with power to rival Nexus. Meanwhile, Mars employs a pair of agents to bring Kreed and Sinclair to Mars to stand trial for the Mars Massacre. Oh yes, the star of the book makes an appearance too! "The Chi Siphons, Part 2." Part 2 of 2. 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Mark Heike. Inks by Doug Hazelwood. Judah and Gladys face a group of Siamese twin pirates who want to use the mindless Chi Siphons for their own purposes. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #40
    Nexus (1983) 40
    Published Jan 1988 by Capital/First.

    "Possession." 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. What is Nexus to do when his latest assignment is to assassinate a man who only committed crimes while possessed by a demon? Especially when it isnt possible to separate man from demon. "Bird & Serpent." 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Ron Lim. Inks by John Nyberg. A tale from Judahs younger days. He is put through a number of grueling trials by his master just to prove he is ready to begin his training. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #41
    Nexus (1983) 41
    Published Feb 1988 by Capital/First.

    "The Experiment." 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. The planet clockwork houses four depraved killers who are on Nexuss list. But what if he could keep his own hands clean by manipulating them into killing each other? "Bladecrete." 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Art by Neil Hansen. Just out for a walk, Judah runs afoul of a gang of street punks. It doesnt end well for the punks. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #42
    Nexus (1983) 42
    Published Mar 1988 by Capital/First.

    "Clyde." 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. Nexus attends a conference of those concerned about the Webs Gravity Well project and consents to return to the bowl shaped world to enlist help. While on Ylum, Clyde, commander of Ylum's space fleet meets up with the agents Mars has sent to kidnap Kreed and Sinclair. "Contract on Judah." 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Jim Balent. Inks by Ralph Cabrera. A jealous adjudicators guild sends a couple of assassins to eliminate Judah who they feel is constantly stealing their thunder. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #43
    Nexus (1983) 43
    Published Apr 1988 by Capital/First.

    "Portrait of Death." 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Paul Smith. Morris March in on Nexuss list, but he is a dying old man with a number of people close to him who would like him gone even sooner. All the while his son uses his art skills in some very disturbing ways. 'Guild War, Part 1 - Zzasha." Part 1 of 3. Continued in issue 45. 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Angel Medina. Inks by Ralph Cabrera. An old flame of Judahs is hired by the assassins guild to do him in. But some old flames still burn bright. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #44
    Nexus (1983) 44
    Published May 1988 by Capital/First.

    "Kreed." Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Paul Smith. Nexus and Judah set off for the bowl shaped world, and of course they encounter The Badger on the way. While on Ylum, Mars's agents come into conflict with Kreed, with none of the combatants coming through unscathed. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #45
    Nexus (1983) 45
    Published Jun 1988 by Capital/First.

    "Return to the bowl shaped world." Part 1 of 6. 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. Nexus, Judah, and Badger begin their trek across the bowl shaped world and their specially designed ship pays immediate dividends. "Guild War, Part 2 – Broadsword." Part 2 of 3. Continued from issue 43. 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Angel Medina. Inks by Sam Grainger. Judah and Zzasha enlist telekinetic heads to help them free Zzasha's brother from the assassins guild. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #46
    Nexus (1983) 46
    Published Jul 1988 by Capital/First.

    "Buccaneers." Part 2 of 6. 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. Adventure on the high seas as Nexus, Judah, and Badger encounter pirates on their journey across the bowl shaped world. From them they learn of the pirate's master, the fearsome Sklar. "Kali." Part 3 of 3. 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Angel Medina. Inks by Sam Grainger. His efforts to end his battle with the assassins guild lead Judah into a confrontation with the fearsome creature Kali. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #47
    Nexus (1983) 47
    Published Aug 1988 by Capital/First.

    "The Center." Part 3 of 6. 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. On their journey to the center of the bowl shaped world, Nexus, Judah, and Badger meet an old friend, and learn that Ashram, the creature they have come to this world to find, has been taken prisoner by the warlord Sklar. "The Pacifist." 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Tom Dougherty. Inks by Alex Wald. Wounded in battle, Judah is nursed back to health by a family that does not believe in fighting. Unfortunately, the raiding party the wounded Judah doesnt care what the family believes. 26 pages. Full color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #48
    Nexus (1983) 48
    Published Sep 1988 by Capital/First.

    "The Jars of Sklar." Part 4 of 6. 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Steve Rude. Inks by John Nyberg. As they attempt to escape from the warlord Sklar, Nexus, Judah and Badger learn crucial information about their mission to the bowl shaped world. Meanwhile, Kreed receives the verdict for his crimes on Mars. "Zagbust." 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Pencils by Chris Merrinan. Inks by Jim Nelson. Judah tracks down a drug dealer who was responsible for the death of an old friend. 26 pages. Full color. Last $1.75 cover-priced issue. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #49
    Nexus (1983) 49
    Published Oct 1988 by Capital/First.

    "Mezzmerized." Part 5 of 6. 20 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Pencils and cover by Paul Smith. Inks by John Nyberg. Mezz meets Michana Loomis! The final showdown with Sklar! The bowl shaped world threatens to collapse! Gravity Well threatens to consume the solar system! And all of this is just a lead in to the 50th issue! "Ma-Kai — The Devil Children." 6 pages. Story by Roger Salick. Art by Mike Harris. A young Judah makes his first assault on the despots who rule his home world of Thune. 26 pages. Full color. First $1.95 cover-priced issue. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #50
    Nexus (1983) 50
    Published Nov 1988 by Capital/First.

    "Untitled." Part 6 of 6. 46 pages. Story by Mike Baron. Art and cover by Steve Rude. Nexus must team with the creature Ashram to save both the bowl shaped world from the machinations of Sklar, and the solar system from the Gravity Well. But even if he does all of this, the final fate of Kreed may have the most lasting effect on his life. Issue also includes a 2 page feature on the creation of the cover and the comic. 48 pages. Square bound. Full color. Cover price $3.50.