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Speed Racer (1987) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Speed Racer (1987) 1
    Published Aug 1987 by Now.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #3798041019

    Cover art by Ken Steacy. Death of a Racer starring Greg "Speed" Racer, Pops Racer, Moms Racer, and the Colonel, script by Len Strazewski, pencils by Gary Thomas Washington, inks by Brian Thomas; The never-before-seen "origin" of Speed Racer is told for the first time. Based on the classic cartoon. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2A
    Speed Racer (1987) 2A
    Published Oct 1987 by Now.

    This is the 1st printing. NOTE: 2nd printing is marked "2nd Printing" in title indica. Cover art by Ken Steacy. Untitled Speed Racer story with Pops, Sparky, Trixie, Spridle, and Chim-Chim, and Racer X, script by Len Strazewski, pencils by Gary Washington, inks by Rodney Dunn; Sparky joins Speed's team just in time for a charity race in which some of the opponents aren't very nice guys; Racer X joins the race as well. Based on the classic cartoon. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #2B
    Speed Racer (1987) 2B
    Published Oct 1987 by Now.

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    This is the 2nd printing. NOTE: 2nd printing is marked "2nd Printing" in title indica. Cover art by Ken Steacy. Untitled Speed Racer story with Pops, Sparky, Trixie, Spridle, and Chim-Chim, and Racer X, script by Len Strazewski, pencils by Gary Washington, inks by Rodney Dunn; Sparky joins Speed's team just in time for a charity race in which some of the opponents aren't very nice guys; Racer X joins the race as well. Based on the classic cartoon. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Speed Racer (1987) 3
    Published Oct 1987 by Now.

    Caught in the Act! Story by Len Strazewski. Art by Jill Thompson. Cover by Ken Steacy. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. In the heat of the moment, Speed saves the life of a competitor, and Racer X wins the race. Featuring early work by Jill Thompson of Scary Godmother fame. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Speed Racer (1987) 4
    Published Nov 1987 by Now.

    Homecoming! Story by Len Strazewski. Art by Gary Thomas Washington. Cover by Ken Steacy and Jill Thompson. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. In the first chapter of a two-part Halloween story, Speed witnesses creepy things going on at a demolition derby where the driver of a vehicle marked with a V is seriously injured. Featuring early work by Jill Thompson of Scary Godmother fame. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #5
    Speed Racer (1987) 5
    Published Dec 1987 by Now.

    Dead Heat. Story by Brian Thomas. Art by Jill Thompson. Cover by Jill Thompson. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. In the second chapter of a two-part Halloween story, the V-Team is run by the mysterious Mr. Corona and Dr. Zydead, while Witch Doctors and the Walking Dead wait in the wings. Featuring early work by Jill Thompson of Scary Godmother fame. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #6
    Speed Racer (1987) 6
    Published Jan 1988 by Now.

    Hollywood Challenge. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Jill Thompson. Cover by Brian Thomas. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Trixie debates whether to put college on hold so she can be part of the Go-Team; Hollywood actor Paul Truman competes against Speed. Featuring early work by Jill Thompson of Scary Godmother fame. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #7
    Speed Racer (1987) 7
    Published Feb 1988 by Now.

    The Captain of Atlantis. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Jill Thompson. Cover by Brian Thomas. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Forced off the road and into the ocean, Trixie and Speed are kidnapped and held prisoner on a stealth submarine. Featuring early work by Jill Thompson of Scary Godmother fame. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #8
    Speed Racer (1987) 8
    Published Mar 1988 by Now.

    The Haunted Engine. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by George Booker. Cover by George Booker. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. In San Francisco, Speed and Go-Team race against the G.R.X., the fastest car in the world. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #9
    Speed Racer (1987) 9
    Published Apr 1988 by Now.

    Dead Hate. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by George Booker. Cover by George Booker. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Speed learns about the mysterious V-Gas that the driver of the GRX must use to maintain impossible speeds; Racer X warns Speed that the gas has deadly consequences. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #10
    Speed Racer (1987) 10
    Published May 1988 by Now.

    Trouble in Paradise. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Tom Morgan. Cover by Steve Leialoha. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. In Kauai, Hawaii, Speed reveals to Trixie that he thinks Rex is alive; meanwhile, a masked driver competes in the race. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #11
    Speed Racer (1987) 11
    Published Jul 1988 by Now.

    Going Down. Story by Fred Schiller. Art by George Booker. Cover by George Booker. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Trixie and Sparky become stranded on an island after a plane crash while escorting the Mach 5 to Japan. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #12
    Speed Racer (1987) 12
    Published Aug 1988 by Now.

    Ninja Nightmare. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Joe Phillips. Cover by Ken Steacy. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Speed tells his parents Rex is alive; mysterious accidents and ninja attacks plague a race in Japan. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #13
    Speed Racer (1987) 13
    Published Sep 1988 by Now.

    Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Joe Phillips. Cover by Ken Steacy. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. The Yakora Companys ninjas set out to destroy competitor Tetsui Industries, which just happens to be the sponsor of Speed and the Mach 5. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #14
    Speed Racer (1987) 14
    Published Oct 1988 by Now.

    Let Sleeping Dragons.... Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Joe Phillips. Cover by Ken Holewczynski. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. The Great Wall Restoration Rally is held in China; Speed is captured and held at the Dragon Palace. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #15
    Speed Racer (1987) 15
    Published Nov 1988 by Now.

    Walk Like an Egyptian. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Joe Phillips. Cover by Ken Holewczynski. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Trixie becomes involved in strange doings after she is mistaken for an Egyptian princess. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #16
    Speed Racer (1987) 16
    Published Dec 1988 by Now.

    The Return of the Car Acrobatic Team. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Joe Phillips. Cover by Mitch O'Connell. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. The villainous Car Acrobatic Team returns, vowing to win and blame Speed for the injury of one of their drivers. Cover by Mitch O'Connell, later an acclaimed independent and mainstream artist. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #17
    Speed Racer (1987) 17
    Published Feb 1989 by Now.

    Nightmare Forest. Stories by Lamar Waldron and Brian Thomas. Art by Joe Phillips and Brian Thomas. Cover by Brian Thomas and Ken Holewczynski. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Speed and Trixie are kidnapped by the sinister Dr. Ackerman, who is trying to create a modern-day Frankensteins monster. Plus a 6-page Astro Boy backup story. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #18
    Speed Racer (1987) 18
    Published Mar 1989 by Now.

    Return of the Ripper. Stories by Lamar Waldron and Marc Hansen. Art by Joe Phillips and Marc Hansen. Cover by Mitch O'Connell. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Speed and Trixie go undercover as punks in London to try to solve a murder before the Stonehenge auto rally. Plus a Ralph Snart backup story. Fun cover by Mitch O'Connell, later an acclaimed independent and mainstream artist. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #19
    Speed Racer (1987) 19
    Published Apr 1989 by Now.

    Secret of the Lost Incas. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Joe Phillips. Cover by Corey Wilkinson. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Speed faces a race for his life in the Peruvian jungle after his plane crashes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #20
    Speed Racer (1987) 20
    Published May 1989 by Now.

    The Return of the Mammoth Car Part II. Story by Steve Sullivan. Art by Neil Vokes. Cover by Vince Argondezzi. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Continued from Racer X Vol. 1, issue #8. Racer X and Speed join forces to square off against the Mammoth Car and Lo Kung. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #21
    Speed Racer (1987) 21
    Published Jul 1989 by Now.

    Here He Comes, A Demon on Wheels. Story by Nat Gertler. Art by Michael Ebert. Cover by Jim Brozman. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. A fortuneteller shows Racer X a possible future, including Speed marrying Trixie. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #22
    Speed Racer (1987) 22
    Published Jul 1989 by Now.

    Chasing After Someone Like He's Never Coming Back. Story by Nat Gertler. Art by Michael Ebert. Cover by Suzanne Dechnik. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Racer Xs vision of the future continues, featuring Spritle as a grown man, an injury for Trixie, and an even worse fate for Speed. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #23
    Speed Racer (1987) 23
    Published Aug 1989 by Now.

    Cover pencils by Norm Dwyer, inks by Jorge Pacheco. Untitled Speed Racer story with Pops, Sparky, Trixie, Spridle, Chim-Chim, Inspector Detector, Satin Turana, Cahill Jones, Elaine Dunhill, Spitfire Morello, Carl Jackson, and Paul Truman, script by Lamar Waldron, pencils by Norm Dwyer, inks by Jim Brozman; Right before a big race originating in Atlanta, Inspector Detector asks Speed to figure out which one of his opponents is actually smuggling a chemical used to process cocaine. Speed Racer centerfold, pencils by Norm Dwyer, inks by Jorge Pacheco. Based on the classic cartoon. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #24
    Speed Racer (1987) 24
    Published Sep 1989 by Now.

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    Chicago Challenge. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Mitch O'Connell. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. On the trail of drug smugglers, Speed encounters femme fatale driver Satin Turana, a real Faster Pussycat kind of girl, who leads him on a merry chase. Fun cover by Mitch O'Connell, later an acclaimed independent and mainstream artist. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #25
    Speed Racer (1987) 25
    Published Oct 1989 by Now.

    Showdown in San Diego. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Speed and the Go-Team visit the San Diego Comic-Con, where Speed dreams they all have superhero identities to aid in the capture of drug smugglers. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #26
    Speed Racer (1987) 26
    Published Nov 1989 by Now.

    The Long Sleep. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Speed investigates when Trixie is accused of murder, but a ninja working for the Yakuza complicates the case. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #27
    Speed Racer (1987) 27
    Published Dec 1989 by Now.

    Witch Hunt. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. In a strange land, Speed finds himself the subject of a witch hunt and faces the prospect of being burned at the stake. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #28
    Speed Racer (1987) 28
    Published Jan 1990 by Now.

    Moon of the Wolf. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Speed investigates an animal attack on a friend at a raceway and realizes hes dealing with a bona fide werewolf. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #29
    Speed Racer (1987) 29
    Published Feb 1990 by Now.

    Blaze of Glory. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. The Alpha Team returns; Speed elects to throw a race to help out a friend, but this jeopardizes Pops new deal to keep the Mach 5. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #30
    Speed Racer (1987) 30
    Published Mar 1990 by Now.

    It's A Racers' Life. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. All seems lost when a crooked business deal costs Speed the Mach 5, and Pops has a heart attack from the stress. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #31
    Speed Racer (1987) 31
    Published Apr 1990 by Now.

    Trouble in Paradise. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer and Brian Thomas. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. A woman obsessed with Speed and the Mach 5 manages to capture them both. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #32
    Speed Racer (1987) 32
    Published May 1990 by Now.

    The Last Living Dinosaur. Story by Lamar Waldron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer and Brian Thomas. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Speed and Trixie encounter dangerous hoods and a real live dinosaur while stranded in the Utah desert. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #33
    Speed Racer (1987) 33
    Published Jun 1990 by Now.

    Pearls Before Swine. Story by Diane M. Piron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. In San Francisco's Chinatown, Speed and Trixie become involved in the search for a black pearl with mysterious powers. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #34
    Speed Racer (1987) 34
    Published Jul 1990 by Now.

    Bound for Rio. Story by Diane M. Piron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. During a South American race, Spritle and Chim Chim are kidnapped by drug lords who are trying to force Speed to smuggle drugs; Speed gets a surprise assist from Racer X. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #35
    Speed Racer (1987) 35
    Published Aug 1990 by Now.

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    The Connection. Story by Diane M. Piron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer and Brian Thomas. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. In Paris, Speed faces danger on the track when a blackmailer targets his fellow racers. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #36
    Speed Racer (1987) 36
    Published Sep 1990 by Now.

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    Cover pencils by Norm Dwyer, inks by Brian Thomas. Showdown starring Speed Racer, Pops, Sparky, Trixie, and Ace Deucey, script by Diane Piron, art by Norm Dwyer; Ace challenges Speed to a dangerous race but is crossed up by one of his own crew when he tries to cheat. Speed Racer centerfold,, pencils by Norm Dwyer, inks by Brian Thomas. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #37
    Speed Racer (1987) 37
    Published Oct 1990 by Now.

    The Race Must Go On. Story by Diane M. Piron. Art by Norm Dwyer. Cover by Norm Dwyer and Brian Thomas. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. The Mach 5 needs a new driver after a head injury puts Speed out of action right before a big race. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #38
    Speed Racer (1987) 38
    Published Nov 1990 by Now.

    The Longest Mile. Story by Diane M. Piron. Art by Martin King and Dave Cooper. Cover by Martin King and Dave Cooper. An adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series from Now Comics. Speed faces the prospect of his final race. Inked by Dave Cooper, later an acclaimed independent and mainstream artist in his own right. Final issue of the series; followed by the 1992 Now miniseries. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.