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Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) comic books

  • Issue #1A
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 1A

    1st printing (blank at bottom of cover). Cover pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. Untitlted story, script by Barry Blair and Bruce Blair, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap; Hotachi, clone of Toshiro, attempts to enlist Toshiro's aid for Commander Black of the UN space battleship, Naganata; Their purpose is to prevent international terrorism; Prof Stringfellow has disappeared. Samurai and friends, Elflord and friends, and Samurai & enemies illustrations, pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. Toshiro & Simon back cover illustration, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #1B
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 1B

    2nd printing (reprint no. 1 on cover). Cover pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. Untitlted story, script by Barry Blair and Bruce Blair, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap; Hotachi, clone of Toshiro, attempts to enlist Toshiro's aid for Commander Black of the UN space battleship, Naganata; Their purpose is to prevent international terrorism; Prof Stringfellow has disappeared. Samurai and friends, Elflord and friends, and Samurai & enemies illustrations, pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. Toshiro & Simon back cover illustration, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #1C
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 1C

    3rd printing ( reprint # 2 on cover at top). Cover pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. Untitlted story, script by Barry Blair and Bruce Blair, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap; Hotachi, clone of Toshiro, attempts to enlist Toshiro's aid for Commander Black of the UN space battleship, Naganata; Their purpose is to prevent international terrorism; Prof Stringfellow has disappeared. Samurai and friends, Elflord and friends, and Samurai & enemies illustrations, pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. Toshiro & Simon back cover illustration, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #2A
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 2A

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    1st printing. (no printing notice at bottom). Cover pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. Untitled story, script by Barry Blair and Bruce Blair, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap; Toshiro searches for Professor Stringfellow on a supposedly deserted island near Jamaica. Gennin & Homer back cover illustration, pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #2B
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 2B

    2nd printing. (notice at bottom cover). Cover pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. Untitled story, script by Barry Blair and Bruce Blair, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap; Toshiro searches for Professor Stringfellow on a supposedly deserted island near Jamaica. Gennin & Homer back cover illustration, pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #3
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 3

    Cover pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. Untitled story, script by Barry Blair and Bruce Blair, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap; Ninjas attack Toshiro at his home in Toronto, Canada, in an attempt to obtain Toshiro's sword; Master Tsun is killed. Toshiro takes revenge and begins his quest to learn the history of his sword; Hotachi pursues a dangerous runaway in a battle suit; Poetry used in the story is by Charles de Lint. The Switch, script and art by Dave Cooper. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #4
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 4

    Cover pencils by Patrick McEown, inks by Barry Blair. Untitled story, script by Barry Blair and Bruce Blair, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap; Toshiro travels to England hoping to learn more about his sword; He befriends a young local; The sword is one of a pair created to vanquish demons; The other is in the hands of Kamakazi (the female Ninja) in Japan. Back cover art by Guang Yap. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #5
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 5

    Cover art by Barry Blair. Kamakazi, script by Barry Blair and Patrick McEown, pencils by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap, inks by Barry Blair and Guang Yap; Toshiro goes to meet Kamakazi and loses his sword; Several incidents occur revealing Naganata battle suits in public areas, threatening security. Back cover art by Barry Blair. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #6
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 6

    Shikon, script by Barry Blair and Patrick McEown, art by Patrick McEown; Homer goes to Kamakazi's place looking for Toshiro. Untitled story, script and art by Gingus; S.K.U.L.L. attempts to eliminate the Enforcer. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #7
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 7
  • Issue #8
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 8

    Cover pencils by Barry Blair. Memories, script by Barry Blair, pencils by Barry Blair and Guang Yap, inks by Patrick McEown and Guang Yap; Homer recites for Gennin an early tale of Toshiro vs Arkoff; Toshiro is hired by Simon Stringfellow to rescue his sister Sue. This issue begins reprinting tales from the early small press run of Samurai with a new framing sequence. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #9
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 9

    Moonstones of Doom (part 1), script and pencils by Barry Blair, inks by Guang Yap; Homer is reciting past tales for Gennin; Velvet Black tries to recruit Toshiro back into service aboard the Naganata; He searches a lost Cambodian temple for a cursed Gemstone. This issue is reprinting tales from the early small press run of Samurai. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #10
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 10
  • Issue #11
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 11
  • Issue #12
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 12
  • Issue #13
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 13

    Cover art by Dale Keown. Untitled story, script by Patrick McEown and Barry Blair, art by Dale Keown; Three months after the destruction of the Naganata, and the apparent death of Toshiro, Velvet Black has left the U.N. and started a private organization called Splinter in Ottawa, Canada; While in town, Miles is killed and Yue is kidnapped into slavery. Blizzard, script and art by Rob Clark; Hotachi hunts for Marduk in the frozen Canadian Rockies. 36 pgs. $1.70. NOTE: Dale Keown's first published artwork. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #14
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 14

    Cover art by Dale Keown. Untitled story, script by Barry Blair, art by Dale Keown; Homer and Toshiro both hunt for Yue in their own way; Homer and Archie rescue Yue; Toshiro goes after Mr Sinclair. Blowout, script and art by Rob Clark; Hotachi vs Marduk, part 2. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #15
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 15

    Dale Keown art Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #16
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 16

    Cover art by Dale Keown. Untitled story, script by Barry Blair, art by Dale Keown; Kamakazi pays a visit to Velvet while conducting business in Ottawa. Shadows Over Agincourt, script and art by Marty Pahls; The four youngest members of Splinter are sent off to boarding school. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #17
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 17

    Cover art by Dale Keown. The Beginning (part 1 of 6), script by Barry Blair and Roger Camm, pencils by Barry Blair and Patrick McEown, inks by Dale Keown; Toshiro buys a building and takes in homeless to help renovate it; He begins investigating disappearances in the area; The others learn that Toshiro is not dead. Death Rides a Skateboard, script and art by Marty Pahls; Our friends try to adapt to boarding school. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #18
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 18

    Cover art by Dale Keown. Untitled story (part 2 of 6), script by Barry Blair and Roger Camm, pencils by Barry Blair and Patrick McEown, inks by Dale Keown; Toshiro asks Marianne out to a concert; Ms. Hetherington, a reporter, is investigating local deaths and disappearances; Marduk has established a base in the local sewers; Richard King is killed. One of Our Splinters is Missing, script and art by Marty Pahls; Simon is missing and no one except Alex remembers that Simon exists. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #19
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 19

    Cover pencils by Barry Blair, inks by Guang Yap. Untitled story (part 3 of 6), script by Barry Blair and Roger Camm, pencils by Barry Blair and Patrick McEown, inks by Guang Yap; The residents of Toshiro's firehall want to take revenge on the Rats gang for the death of Richard King; Toshiro joins them in the sewers against Marduk's minions; Kamakazi wants to join forces with Velvet against CUDA. Test Tube Terrors, script and art by Marty Pahls; Simon wanders around Dr Vokra's hidden laboratory. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #20
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 20

    Cover pencils by Barry Blair, inks by Guang Yap. Untitled story (part 4 of 6), script by Barry Blair and Roger Camm, pencils by Barry Blair, inks by Guang Yap; Toshiro and crew head back to the sewers to destroy Marduk's latest projects. A Scream in the Knight, script and art by Marty Pahls; The other students get wise to Dr Vokra's plans; Dr Vokra is revealed to be Dr Otto Arkoff. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #21
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 21

    Cover pencils by Barry Blair, inks by Guang Yap. Untitled story (part 5 of 6), script by Barry Blair and Roger Camm, pencils by Barry Blair, inks by Guang Yap; Toshiro proposes to Marianne. While wedding plans are made, Marduk plans retaliation; Marianne is mortally wounded. Heads Will Roll, script and art by Marty Pahls; The students defeat Arkoff. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #22
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 22

    Cover pencils by Barry Blair, inks by Guang Yap. Untitled story (part 6 of 6), script by Barry Blair and Roger Camm, pencils by Barry Blair, inks by Guang Yap; Toshiro and friends make another raid on Marduk; Deaths include Alana, Mitch, Marianne, Toshiro & Marduk. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.

  • Issue #23
    Samurai (1986 1st Series Aircel) 23

    Eulogy, script by Barry Blair and Roger Camm, pencils by Barry Blair, Guang Yap, Craig Taillefer, Mike Charbonneau, Patrick McEown, Dale Keown, Bruce Blair, Eiwin Mark, Ken Campbell, and Tim McEown, inks by Barry Blair, Guang Yap, Craig Taillefer, Mike Charbonneau, Patrick McEown, Dale Keown, Bruce Blair, Eiwin Mark, Ken Campbell, and Tim McEown; Toshiro's funeral; Hotachi pays his own tribute; Many characters make cameo appearances at the funeral. 36 pgs. $1.70. Cover price $1.70.