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Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 1

    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. In the year 2003, a titanic collision between an immense ice asteroid and the planet Venus transforms Earth's closest neighbor into a habitable world. Eighty years later, two colonial powers, Ishtar and Aphrodia, glare at each other across a contested frontier. The militaristic Ishtar, hungry for Aphrodia's rich resources, has developed a supertank known as the Octopus to spearhead its assault force. Unable to face Ishtar's industrial might head on, Aphrodia counters with the Hound--a high-performance antitank battle cycle designed to outmaneuver the massive tanks and strike their weak points. The war won't wait and the fate of all Aphrodia is in the hands of Ken Falkirk, a suicidal motorcycle daredevil! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #2
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 2

    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. In the early 21st century, two colonial powers-- Aphrodia and Ishtar --teeter on the brink of war over a disputed resource-rich frontier on the terraformed planet Venus. Teenage motorcycle daredevil Ken Seno is approached by the Aphrodian military with an offer to become a member of an elite battlecycle unit formed to combat the overwhelming power and numbers of the armored units of Ishtar. But before Ken can come to a decision, he finds himself confronted with a more immediate threat-- the screaming bikes of his own comrades, bent on grinding him into the pavement! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #3
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 3

    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. On the terraformed planet Venus, time ticks toward all-out war between the colonial powers of Ishtar and Aphrodia. As motorcycle daredevil Ken Seno prepares to begin training for an elite Aphrodian antitank battlecycle unit, a series of devastating explosions rips through the bidden command complex. Simultaneously, Ishtar launches an airborne blitzkrieg that swiftly encircles the Aphrodian capital, Io, in a steel ring of nearly invincible supertanks. The war has only begun, and it may already be lost! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #4
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 4

    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. As colonial warfare explodes across Venus, 19-year-old Ken Seno undergoes a crash training course to learn to handle the Hound, a one-ton antitank battlecycle intended to defend the peaceful colony of Aphrodia against the invading mechanized hordes of the territory-hungry Ishtar. An Ishtarian blitz has already left the Aphrodian capital in danger of imminent capture; and so the outgunned and undertrained Hound corps faces a deadly graduation test--the awesome firepower of an Ishtarian Octopus supertank battalion! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #5
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 5

    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. The searing heat of high-tech weaponry scorches the desert sans of Venus as Aphrodian teenager Ken Seno pilots his two-ton Hound battlecycle against the terrifying Octopus supertanks of the invading army of Ishtar. But when Ken is wounded an his bike damaged, the hot-headed combat rookie disobeys orders and charges headlong into the teeth of Ishtar's lethal armored dreadnoughts. Live fast, die young, leave a beautiful corpse! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #6
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 6

    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. The Hound battlebikes of Venusian colony Aphrodia have neutralized the initial armed incursion of rival colony Ishtar, and teenager Ken Seno has gone from amateur bike daredevil to Aphrodian war hero. The Aphrodian capital has been saved, but chaos reigns in the streets and in the halls of state. Under fire, the Aphrodian government resigns and is replaced by a weak provisional government. Into the power vacuum steps the enigmatic General Akhbar, leaders of a fanatical religious movement. Amidst the confusion and escalating street violence, Ishtar declares war and launches a full-scale invasion! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #7
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 7

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    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. The colonial skirmishes on Venus have exploded into all-out ground war. While Ishtar's war machine drives relentlessly into Aphrodian territory, the Aphrodian capital shudders under a rain of missiles and a wave of panic-fed factional violence. With the Aphrodian government now under control of the Mesada-- a fanatic political/spiritual movement--Ken Seno discovers that his newfound war hero status means little to Mesadan stormtroopers, who consider his backtalk as a one-way ticket to a jail cell...or an intensive care ward! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 8

    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. While the invading armies of Ishtar continue their blitz through Aphrodian territory, Helen MacLuth makes an impassioned plea to Terran authorities for Earth intervention in the Venusian colonial war. When she is stonewalled, Helen discovers that Terra has decided to allow the war to continue, at the cost of thousands of innocent lives! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #9
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 9

    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. As the colonial conflict on Venus grows in intensity, Aphrodian Hound battlecycles use the cover of a storm to stage an ambush against Ishtar's Second Army. But when a brilliant young captain of the Ishtar forces recognizes the Aphrodian strategy, Hound rider Ken Seno and company find themselves faced with a foe they cannont outmanuever - Ishtarian helicopter gunships! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #10
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 10

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    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Ken Seno and the Hound Battalion's ambush wreaks mass destruction on the invading Second Army of Ishtar, but at a heavy cost. With most of their battlecycles and support units damaged or destroyed, the Hounds are forced to withdraw, leaving the wounded but dangerous Ishtarian force to continue its advance into Aphrodian territory. It now appears that nothing can stand between the supertanks of Ishtar and the Aphrodian capital! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 11

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    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. The colonial war on Venus begins to turn in favor of the Ishtarian aggressors, who capture the abandoned capital of Aphrodia. As refugees flee from the city, a full Ishtarian armored division turns toward the refugee camp and oxygen plant defended by Ken Seno and the tattered remnants of the Hound Battalion. The Hounds must make a fateful choice: Do they face certain death in order to give the refugees time to escape, or do they live to fight another day and leave the helpless refugees to the not-so-tender mercies of the armies of Ishtar? 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 12

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    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. As a full Ishtarian armored division rolls toward a helpless Aphrodian refugee camp, the battered and isolated Hound Battalion decides to battle overwhelming odds to give the refugees time to escape. The Hounds are at their lowest strength, but they do have one replacement: Miranda, Ken Seno's Battlebike Team Queen! If Miranda is as tough on the enemy as she is on Ken, then Ishtar is in big trouble! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #13
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 13

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    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. To protect an encampment of unarmed refugees, Ken Seno and the battered Hound brigade launch a suicide assault against a full Ishtarian armored division. Joining Ken and the Hounds is Miranda. Ken's Team Queen from his Battlebike days. Her skill and daring bring Miranda early success on the battlefield, but her recklessness soon draws her-and Ken-into fatal danger! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #14
    Venus Wars (1991 1st Series) 14

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    Story and art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Amidst the wreckage of the Hound Battalion, Ken Seno lies critically wounded, only precious seconds separating him from the grinding treads of Ishtar's Octopus supertanks. The Hounds have saved a group of Ishtarian refugees, but at a terrible price. Now, it seems that nothing can stop Ishtar's inevitable conquest of Aphrodia. Nothing, except... 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.