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Troublemakers (1997) comic books

  • Issue #1A
    Troublemakers (1997) 1A

    Regular art cover. "The Age of Innocence" - For seventy years, Galloway & Galloway has dominated the pharmaceutical field. From band aids to cough syrup, G&G made life easier for all of us. Then they decided to make life itself. In the early '80s, G&G created the next step in evolution -- a race of genetically engineered superhumans, each bred with specifically endowed enhanced abilities. But the company -- and the G&G employees who volunteered to be the test subject's parents -- never took into account one very important thing -- puberty! XL! BLUR! CALAMITY! REBOUND! They live the life most kids would love to have...and they'd be more than happy to trade with you! This series will offer single-issue, self-contained stories about four kids growing up in a super-science complex with powers that enable them to move mountains, but prevent them from making friends. In the first issue, the Troublemakers try to help their favorite maintenance worker at G&G,"Uncle" Jack Willoughby, out of his mysteriously deepening state of depression -- but what if solving Jack's problems create a whole bunch more? Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. #1A cover pencilled by Kenny Martinez. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1B
    Troublemakers (1997) 1B

    Painted cover. "The Age of Innocence" - For seventy years, Galloway & Galloway has dominated the pharmaceutical field. From band aids to cough syrup, G&G made life easier for all of us. Then they decided to make life itself. In the early '80s, G&G created the next step in evolution -- a race of genetically engineered superhumans, each bred with specifically endowed enhanced abilities. But the company -- and the G&G employees who volunteered to be the test subject's parents -- never took into account one very important thing -- puberty! XL! BLUR! CALAMITY! REBOUND! They live the life most kids would love to have...and they'd be more than happy to trade with you! This series will offer single-issue, self-contained stories about four kids growing up in a super-science complex with powers that enable them to move mountains, but prevent them from making friends. In the first issue, the Troublemakers try to help their favorite maintenance worker at G&G,"Uncle" Jack Willoughby, out of his mysteriously deepening state of depression -- but what if solving Jack's problems create a whole bunch more? Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. #1B painted cover by Vince Evans. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1C
    Troublemakers (1997) 1C

    Retailer Review Copy edition. B&W. "The Age of Innocence" - For seventy years, Galloway & Galloway has dominated the pharmaceutical field. From band aids to cough syrup, G&G made life easier for all of us. Then they decided to make life itself. In the early '80s, G&G created the next step in evolution -- a race of genetically engineered superhumans, each bred with specifically endowed enhanced abilities. But the company -- and the G&G employees who volunteered to be the test subject's parents -- never took into account one very important thing -- puberty! XL! BLUR! CALAMITY! REBOUND! They live the life most kids would love to have...and they'd be more than happy to trade with you! This series will offer single-issue, self-contained stories about four kids growing up in a super-science complex with powers that enable them to move mountains, but prevent them from making friends. In the first issue, the Troublemakers try to help their favorite maintenance worker at G&G,"Uncle" Jack Willoughby, out of his mysteriously deepening state of depression -- but what if solving Jack's problems create a whole bunch more? Written by Fabian Nicieza.

  • Issue #2
    Troublemakers (1997) 2

    "If At First..." What if you could go back in time and fix a mistake you made? Would you? Strange energy readings are discovered in a remote region of Asia. XL will soon find out when G&G decides to investigate by sending the Troublemakers on their first field mission. Madness ensues when XL, Blur and Rebound accidentally release the insanity that is Crunchtime! Can the kids stop the temporal displacing wacko as he traverses wildly throughout time? Will XL fix what she did wrong on her first day of school? Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art and cover by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #3
    Troublemakers (1997) 3

    "Getting the Black Box" - Jane has a problem. Her powers could destroy the world, and she can't control them. Why? How come all of the other Troublemakers can control their biofields and she can't? This is the story of Calamity Jane. It's the story of a little girl trying to graduate from the school of hard knocks. It's a story that will make you cry, and make you smile. Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art and cover by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #4
    Troublemakers (1997) 4

    "Family Viewing Time" - What would you do if you saw your mother kissing another man? Blur must answer this question when his voyeuristic tendencies backfire on him and he catches his own mom starting an affair with another man at G&G. How does he get his father to pay attention to his mother's needs? How does he get his mom to stop? Can he prevent his parents from heading to divorce court? When Blur and his parents are all sent to fix an isolated G&G satellite relay station, all the poop hits the fan! Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art and cover by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #5
    Troublemakers (1997) 5

    It's time for a little "Hero Worship" as Ninjak guest-stars! A riot breaks out at Menlo Park Mall, Rebound kicks butt and we introduce the mayhem of...The Bellicose Brothers! Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #6
    Troublemakers (1997) 6

    "Fear of Falling" - XL and Rebound go where no Troublemaker has gone before -- into outer space! NASA needs G&G's help to fix a communication satellite which is suffering orbital decay. But what starts out as an incredible adventure turns into a shocking -- and deadly -- encounter with an alien life form very familiar to old-time Valiant readers! Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Kenny Martinez and John Beatty. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #7
    Troublemakers (1997) 7

    "The Coin Toss" - There's a new teen team in town and they're looking to kick some Troublemaker butt! It's the dynamically dangerous debut of the Rabble Rousers! But where did they come from? And how does their existence tie in to Galloway & Galloway? Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art and cover by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    Troublemakers (1997) 8

    "Controlled Chaos" - Rabble Rousers part deux! Katherine Desmond makes her move to take control of the Troublemakers. Jane must make a fateful decision between her mom or her dad. Parker goes to summer school. And Christine goes to the beach with a boy! Whew, lots of cool stuff! Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Chuck Wojtkiewicz, Will Blyberg and Ray Kryssing. Cover by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. (And with this being 'Copycat Cover Month' at Acclaim, the cover is an homage to the cover of Uncanny X-Men (1963) 1st Series #100.) Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    Troublemakers (1997) 9

    "The Fire Inside" - Christine goes to her first party and starts to excel her friend Jesse's hormone rushes. How far will she go? How far can she? Should she? What is responsible activity for teenagers and how can they control their urges when everyone and everything they see, hear and feel tells them not to? Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Kevin West and Dan Davis. Cover by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #10
    Troublemakers (1997) 10

    "A Cure for the Common Cold" - Zach befriends a boy who has terminal leukemia. He attempts to help him by trying to find a cure at Zeus: Control. If G&G can create such incredible powers, why can't they cure his friend? Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Chuck Wojtkiewicz and Will Blyberg. Cover by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11
    Troublemakers (1997) 11

    "Accidents Will Happen" - How hard could it be to run an errand? When the person fetching the groceries is Calamity Jane, you don't want to know! One chaotic event leads to another, and pretty soon, the fate of the planet hinges on a blue poodle and a can of Lemon Pledge. Don't ask...just read it and find out! Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art and cover by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    Troublemakers (1997) 12

    "A Tale of the Troublemakers" - Accidentally shot in a drive-by shooting, a Troublemaker is dead. How did it happen? And most important of all -- what happens next? A major turning point in the lives of the Troublemakers, and the understanding of their powers. Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Kenny Martinez and Dan Davis. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #13
    Troublemakers (1997) 13

    "Psigns of Things to Come" - XL is sent to a science-research facility in Waco to investigate a comatose patient with extraordinary power. She becomes seduced by the strength of his will and abilities. Can she control excelling such a forceful, violent person? How does she react to meeting a Harbinger now that she has learned she's not pregnant -- she can't get pregnant -- ever -- because she's not even human? Written by Fabian Nicieza and James Perham, with art and cover by Kevin West and Dan Davis. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #14
    Troublemakers (1997) 14

    Why hasn't Parker's body been given a proper burial? Why is he being kept in a Top Secret portion of ZEUS: Control? Zach and Jane try to find out the truth about "The Chrysalis Chamber"! Meanwhile, XL continues to investigate the powers of a mysterious patient at a Texas INQUEST facility (a prelude to the HARBINGER Event). Written by Fabian Nicieza and James Perham, with art by Kevin West and Dan Davis. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #15
    Troublemakers (1997) 15

    "One Step Beyond" - Is Parker Mathews alive? Or isn't he? That's what the Troublemakers want to know! And what happens at Galloway & Galloway when one of their own employees betrays the secrets of the super-powered kids? Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Kevin West, Dan Davis and Pam Eklund. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #16
    Troublemakers (1997) 16

    "Human Interest" - Reporter Andrew Chase's determination to discover the truth about the genetically engineered Troublemakers leads him to a confrontation with G&G. The decision Chase makes on whether to run his story or not sets in motion a chain of events which will radically affect the Valiant Universe. Written by Fabian Nicieza and Dan Slott, with art by Kevin West and Dan Davis. Cover by Kenny Martinez and Anibal Rodriguez. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #17
    Troublemakers (1997) 17

    "Popularity Contest" - How do the Troublemakers react when they become the hottest media darlings in the country? And how does G&G make chicken salad out of chicken &^%$?! You'll be surprised to see what their plan is. And so will the Bellicose Brothers, Ninjak and an all-new villain named Turnabout! Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Kevin West and Dan Davis. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #18
    Troublemakers (1997) 18

    "Simple Lessons" - This special issue is co-written by Ken Flatt, winner of the TROUBLEMAKERS writing contest! Jacinda Monroe is the bomb! She runs New Brunswick High with a hip-hop flair, a basketball jones and no interest in schoolwork. Christine Helvin is a spaz. She runs from girls with a hip-hop flair. And she's a brain the size of Rhode Island. So what happens when two girls from the opposite ends of the high school social food chain get together for tutoring? A heartfelt story where both come to terms with what each of them can and cannot do. And a few patented Troublemaker twists in there as well. Written by Ken Flatt and Fabian Nicieza, with art by Jan Duursema and Dan Davis. Cover by Oscar Jimenez and Eduardo Alpuente. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #19
    Troublemakers (1997) 19

    "To All Things, an End...and a Beginning..." A cabal of humans has empowered itself to defend humanity from the increasing superhuman problem, and the first strike is against the "neohuman" Rabblerousers created by G&G renegade Katherine Desmond. When they turn to the Troublemakers for help, what do the kids do? What marks the measure of humanity? On what side of the scale do the TMs fall on? Will they, too, be targeted as part of...the final solution?! Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Kevin West and Dan Davis. Cover by Oscar Jimenez and Eduardo Alpuente. FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.