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Hardcase (1993) comic books

  • Issue #1A
    Hardcase (1993) 1A
    Published Jun 1993 by Malibu.

    1A has coupon for Ultraverse Premiere # 0. Cover by Dave Gibbons. Winners Never Quit, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Jim Callahan, inks by Norm Breyfogle; Hardcase was a member of the Squad, the first four ultrahumans the world has ever known; In their last battle against an inhuman foe, two members of the Squad died while another remained in a coma and the only one to survive was Hardcase; The incident caused him to change careers and become an actor; While on the set of one of his movies, he is approached by a police officer that wants an autograph and inquires why Hardcase won't return to being a superhero; Before their conversation concludes, the police officer is summoned to a bank robbery; Hardcase declines to join him and the police officer rushes ahead; As Hardcase films his next scene, he can hear gunshots from the bank robbery and goes to investigate; There he meets Head Knocker, another super-powered ultra, who is trying to rob the bank and killed several people. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1B
    Hardcase (1993) 1B
    Published Jun 1993 by Malibu.

    1B Ultraverse Premiere # 0 coupon has been removed. Cover by Dave Gibbons. Winners Never Quit, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Jim Callahan, inks by Norm Breyfogle; Hardcase was a member of the Squad, the first four ultrahumans the world has ever known; In their last battle against an inhuman foe, two members of the Squad died while another remained in a coma and the only one to survive was Hardcase; The incident caused him to change careers and become an actor; While on the set of one of his movies, he is approached by a police officer that wants an autograph and inquires why Hardcase won't return to being a superhero; Before their conversation concludes, the police officer is summoned to a bank robbery; Hardcase declines to join him and the police officer rushes ahead; As Hardcase films his next scene, he can hear gunshots from the bank robbery and goes to investigate; There he meets Head Knocker, another super-powered ultra, who is trying to rob the bank and killed several people. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1H
    Hardcase (1993) 1H
    Published Jun 1993 by Malibu.

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    1H Holographic Cover . This issue ties with Prime #1 & Strangers # 1 for the 1st full Holographic cover. Winners Never Quit, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Jim Callahan, inks by Norm Breyfogle; Hardcase was a member of the Squad, the first four ultrahumans the world has ever known; In their last battle against an inhuman foe, two members of the Squad died while another remained in a coma and the only one to survive was Hardcase; The incident caused him to change careers and become an actor; While on the set of one of his movies, he is approached by a police officer that wants an autograph and inquires why Hardcase won't return to being a superhero; Before their conversation concludes, the police officer is summoned to a bank robbery; Hardcase declines to join him and the police officer rushes ahead; As Hardcase films his next scene, he can hear gunshots from the bank robbery and goes to investigate; There he meets Head Knocker, another super-powered ultra, who is trying to rob the bank and killed several people. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1P
    Hardcase (1993) 1P
    Published Jun 1993 by Malibu.

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    1P Platinum Edition. Cover by Dave Gibbons. Winners Never Quit, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Jim Callahan, inks by Norm Breyfogle; Hardcase was a member of the Squad, the first four ultrahumans the world has ever known; In their last battle against an inhuman foe, two members of the Squad died while another remained in a coma and the only one to survive was Hardcase; The incident caused him to change careers and become an actor; While on the set of one of his movies, he is approached by a police officer that wants an autograph and inquires why Hardcase won't return to being a superhero; Before their conversation concludes, the police officer is summoned to a bank robbery; Hardcase declines to join him and the police officer rushes ahead; As Hardcase films his next scene, he can hear gunshots from the bank robbery and goes to investigate; There he meets Head Knocker, another super-powered ultra, who is trying to rob the bank and killed several people. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1S
    Hardcase (1993) 1S
    Published Jun 1993 by Malibu.

    1S Ultra Limited Silver Foil Cover. Cover by Dave Gibbons. Winners Never Quit, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Jim Callahan, inks by Norm Breyfogle; Hardcase was a member of the Squad, the first four ultrahumans the world has ever known; In their last battle against an inhuman foe, two members of the Squad died while another remained in a coma and the only one to survive was Hardcase; The incident caused him to change careers and become an actor; While on the set of one of his movies, he is approached by a police officer that wants an autograph and inquires why Hardcase won't return to being a superhero; Before their conversation concludes, the police officer is summoned to a bank robbery; Hardcase declines to join him and the police officer rushes ahead; As Hardcase films his next scene, he can hear gunshots from the bank robbery and goes to investigate; There he meets Head Knocker, another super-powered ultra, who is trying to rob the bank and killed several people. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #2
    Hardcase (1993) 2
    Published Jul 1993 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Steve Wozniak, inks by Lowe. Hard Choices, script by James Hudnall, art by Cranial Implant Studio; A beautiful ultra named Choice is frantic and searches for Hardcase to help her; She is chased all the way to Hardcase's house by a group wearing advanced battle armor; Hardcase and Choice make quick work of the group and try to get answers, but none are really forthcoming; Choice has been programmed by the company she works so that she is unable to always reveal pertinent information but Hardcase decides to help her anyway. 32 pgs., full color. $1.95. NOTE: Originally came polybagged with trading card and may or may not be bagged with card when purchased. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #3
    Hardcase (1993) 3
    Published Aug 1993 by Malibu.

    Cover inks by Rod Ramos. Hard Decisions, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Jim Callahan, inks by Rodney Ramos; Choice is still with Hardcase and that makes the president of the Choice Corporation very nervous; He is counseled by J.D. Hunt and Rex Mundi; Rex Mundi decides to send the Omega Team, a group of mercenaries, to recapture Choice; Meanwhile, Hardcase and Choice are at Hardcase's home speaking with Detective Brown about the events that transpired earlier that day; When the media arrives, Hardcase and Choice leave the house and head to the beach. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #4
    Hardcase (1993) 4
    Published Sep 1993 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Rick Hoberg. Strangers In the Night, script by Steve Englehart (plot) and James Hudnall (plot, script), pencils by Roger Robinson, inks by Larry Welch; The Strangers visit Hardcase for advice on how to be an ultra-human and a crime fighter; Hardcase regales the Strangers with his tale of the Squad, his old super-team, and of their unfortunate demise; When telling the story, Hardcase makes a realization that the monster that killed the Squad, NM-E, attacked very soon after the Squad rejected the government agency known as Aladdin; Electrocute informs everyone that she learned where Aladdin's headquarters with her time with J.D. Hunt; Hardcase, Choice and the Strangers go to the headquarters but are stopped by Aladdin agents: Foxfire, Dirt Devil, War Eagle and a mysterious, unknown agent that some of the Strangers recognize. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #5
    Hardcase (1993) 5
    Published Oct 1993 by Malibu.

    Cover by Kevin Maguire. Friends and Enemies, Part One: The First Cut, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Scott Benefiel, inks by Mike Christian; The police investigate a new ultra villain named Hardwire, who has the ability to cut things with his fingers on a molecular level; Meanwhile, Hardcase meets with the head of Choice Corporation, Bob Dixon, to get to the bottom of the problem involving chase and the ultras chasing her; Bob Dixon does not relent, but Hardcase informs him that she is under his protection; After that meeting, Rex Mundi indirectly hires Hardwire to take care of Hardcase. The Power of Gods starring Rune, script by Barry Windsor-Smith and Chris Ulm, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by John Floyd. Second Chapter starring Magnor, script by Mark Evanier, art by Sergio Aragones. Rune flip cover art by Barry Windsor-Smith. Night Man preview by Steve Engleheart and Darick Robertson. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #6
    Hardcase (1993) 6
    Published Nov 1993 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Scott Benefiel, inks by Mike Christian. Friends and Enemies, Part Two: Returning Favors, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Scott Benefiel, inks by Mike Christian and Jordi Ensign; Choice exits a nightclub to find Hardcase gravely injured by lacerations against his chest and stomach; Hardcase is in a state between life and death like a drifting soul and can only witness when Hardwire, the ultra that hurt Hardcase, attacks; Thankfully, Choice summoned her shield ability and was safe against the attack; Choice takes Hardcase's body and brings it to a hospital so they can heal him; Hardcase believes he sees the soul of Starburst and she tells him that it was not his time to die. His regenerative abilities are ultra-human so his condition stabilizes quickly; Meanwhile, Rex Mundi gives the Omega Team and Quattro a mission that will take them to the moon. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #7
    Hardcase (1993) 7
    Published Dec 1993 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Scott Benefiel, inks by Mike Christian. Sudden Surprises, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Scott Benefiel, inks by Mike Christian; Hardcase introduces Choice to his secretary, agent and lawyer, hoping they will be able to help Choice by figuring out her past; Soon after that meeting, Hardcase and Choice go to another meeting with the Alternate, who informs them about the source of all ultra's powers and how the source is on the moon; Meanwhile, NM-E continues to stabilize himself and make himself stronger by assimilating any material that comes in handy, preferring organic material; The Alternate also reveals to Hardcase that the person behind the attack that killed the Squad, and the creator of NM-E, is Rex Mundi; The Alternate coerces Hardcase to go to the moon to get the source of power. Continued in Break-Thru (Malibu, 1993 series) #1. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #8
    Hardcase (1993) 8
    Published Jan 1994 by Malibu.

    Cover by Scott Benefiel. Loose Ends, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Scott Benefiel, inks by Mike Christian; After the events of Break-Thru, Hardcase, Choice and the Solution steal the space ship from Quattro and the Omega Team and leave them stranded; Gate is able to use his abilities and lands Quattro and the Omega Team in the middle of the Sahara Desert; Meanwhile, Rex Mundi is able to explode the space ship holding the Solution, Hardcase and Choice before it enters the Earth's orbit; Thankfully, the suits provided by the Alternate protect the heroes and they are able to fly back to Earth under the suit's power; Hardcase and Choice arrive at Hardcase's house to find a suitcase of money that the Alternate promised for the mission; She also leaves a letter stating that clues for Choices past could be found in the Aladdin facility in Groom Lake, the same place they entered before with the Strangers. Solitaire origin story, script by Gerard Jones, art by George Perez. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #9
    Hardcase (1993) 9
    Published Feb 1994 by Malibu.

    Cover by Brent Anderson. True Confessions, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Art Nichols; Hardcase is back to filming his latest movie; Choice surprises Hardcase with a visit to the set when she sees him in the middle of a love scene; Choice expresses her interest in Hardcase and he expresses the same interest, but he also tells her how he has not allowed himself to feel his emotions since his girlfriend, Starburst, was placed in a coma; Sometime later, Hardcase and Choice are attacked by Turf, an ultra who has a vendetta against celebrities; They defeat Turf and decide their relationship should progress to a romantic level, which it does; Hardcase visits Starburst in the hospital to tell her that he has found love after a year and how he didn't want to betray her. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #10
    Hardcase (1993) 10
    Published Mar 1994 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Scott Benefiel , inks by Mike Christian. Angry Past, Part 1: Agent Snowdon, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Kelly Krantz, inks by Jeff Whiting; Aladdin, the government agency created to keep track of ultras, has bugs set up in the home of Hardcase; Aladdin surveillance agents learn of the Alternate but have no idea who or what it is; Hardcase gets back to living his life by going to ceremony awards and giving interviews on television; Choice and Hardcase begin a romantic relationship and Choice confides in him that she is starting to remember some of her memories, but the memories reveal two distinctly different childhoods: one is from Vietnam and the other is from America; The Alternate told Hardcase and Choice that the answers Choice seeks lays in the headquarters of Aladdin, so they decide to visit the headquarters again; Meanwhile, an agent of Aladdin recruits both Hardwire and Head Knocker to join on a mission to defeat Hardcase and to make certain he does not reach the Aladdin base. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #11
    Hardcase (1993) 11
    Published Apr 1994 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Scott Benefiel , inks by Mike Christian. The Angry Past: Part Two, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Scott Benefiel, inks by Jasen Rodriguez; Hardcase and Choice are in Hardcase's car, headed towards the secret base of Aladdin, when they are met with Aladdin agents Foxfire, Dirt Devil and War Eagle; Head Knocker and Hardwire accompany the crew, being made temporary Aladdin agents; Hardcase immediately turns around and the Aladdin agents are bewildered that their mere presence caused the hero to surrender; However, the real reason was because Hardcase did not want another of his cars destroyed in an ultra fight; Foxfire, Dirt Devil and War Eagle chase after them and a large battle ensues; Head Knocker and Hardwire return back to the base to bide their time and strike against Hardcase and Choice at a better time; Choice and Hardcase finally defeat Foxfire, Dirt Devil and War Eagle and feel tired when they are finally met with Hardwire and Head Knocker. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #12
    Hardcase (1993) 12
    Published May 1994 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Scott Benefiel, inks by Jasen Rodriguez. The Angry Past part three, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Scott Benefiel, inks by Jasen Rodriguez; Hardcase and Choice battle the combined might of Hardwire and Head Knocker; The battle lasts for a while before Hardcase and Choice escape; They catch Foxfire, War Eagle and Dirt Devil in the desert and tell them that they want to conclude a truce: Hardcase won't attempt to enter Aladdin's base if Aladdin does not retaliate in any manner. Aladdin agrees and they leave the scene; Unfortunately, Aladdin also loses Hardwire and Head Knocker, letting loose two convicted killers; After some time, Hardcase and Choice find themselves in Las Vegas where they contact Tech of the Solution; Hardcase asks Tech to search the database of Aladdin's computers to find the secrets behind Choice's memory. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #13
    Hardcase (1993) 13
    Published Jun 1994 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Scott Benefiel, inks by Jasen Rodriguez. The Turning Point, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Kelly Krantz, inks by Jeff Whiting; Hardcase and Choice are reeling over the information that Tech of the Solution revealed to them; They learned that Choice was implanted with a section of Starburst's brain, an ultra, to give Choice ultra abilities; Tech is able to use her ultra ability of technopathy to get the top secret files from Aladdin, so Hardcase and Choice read the file in one sitting; The true history of Choice is finally revealed; After learning the information, Choice feels a flood of relief at finally knowing her past and being able to get past it; Just as she's celebrating this new freedom, she is teleported out of there, leaving behind a surprised Hardcase and Tech; Choice finds herself in a placed called Xurina, greeted by two aliens. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #14
    Hardcase (1993) 14
    Published Jul 1994 by Malibu.

    Cover by Steve Carr. Transition, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Steve Carr, inks by Dan Schaefer; Hardcase and Tech deal with Choice simply disappearing before them; Tech calls her teammate, Shadowmage, to help find Choice; Using her magic, Shadowmage learns that the person who teleported Choice used magic and came from her very own home planet of Xurina; Meanwhile, Rex Mundi uses powers at his disposal to keep bugs in Hardcase's home, bugs that are neither magical or electronic in nature. Hardcase, Shadowmage and Tech go to Hardcase's home to see if they can find any more clues about Choice's disappearance, but they cannot; Hardcase files a report with the police department and vists his comatose ex-girlfriend, Starburst, in a hospital to tell her everything he has learned lately; While Hardcase is gone, Hardwire waits for him at his house for some revenge. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #15
    Hardcase (1993) 15
    Published Aug 1994 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Greg Luzniak, inks by Matt Banning. Slash And Burn, script by James Hudnall, pencils by Greg Luzniak and Tim Hamilton, inks by Craig Gilmore, Eric Ladd, Bruce McCorkindale, and Terry Austin; Hardcase arrives at his home to find it in disarray and disheveled; He is surprised by an attack by Hardwire, who has been dealt with defeat by Hardcase several times; The battle goes on for a while, being overlooked by Rex Mundi; Hardcase finally defeats Hardwire and goes into his kitchen to get something to drink when something lands in his house; Hardcase finds himself face to face with NM-E, the creature that destroyed the Squad and put his ex-girlfriend in a coma. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #16
    Hardcase (1993) 16
    Published Oct 1994 by Malibu.

    Flip-Book with Ultraverse Premiere #7 (Brian Murray cover) featuring three stories: Iron Clad "Fall" - Death of Iron Clad Mark Paniccia script; Keith Conroy pencils; Mike Christian inks; Roxanne Star letters Choice "Neverland Blues" - continued from Hardcase #13; continues in Ultraverse Premiere #8. James Hudnall script; Brian Kong pencils; Jasen Rodriguez inks; Susan Dorne letters Lady Killer "part 3: End of Story" Kurt Busiek script; Kris Renkewitz pencils; Jeff Albrecht inks; Carrie Spiegle letters Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #17
    Hardcase (1993) 17
    Published Nov 1994 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Greg S. Luzniak, inks by Craig Gilmore. Battle Royale part II, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Tim Hamilton, inks by Keith Aiken; Prime arrives to save Hardcase from a killing blow. While Prime battles NM-E on his own, Hardcase's body lays on the beach; The Alternate arrives to heal Hardcase and informs him about some special properties of his ultra ability, including the facts that sea water can heal him and he doesn't need air; Meanwhile, Prime finds NM-E to be stronger than he anticipated; Prime's protoplasmic shell eventually dissipates and it seems that NM-E is about to kill the teenager that is really Prime when Hardcase arrives to save him; While not complete healed, Hardcase is in fighting shape and vows to not stop until NM-E is destroyed; Meanwhile, Hardwire is saved by a mysyerious person in Hardcase's burning house; Rex Mundi also figures out that the Alternate directly intervened to save Hardcase's life and ponders on it. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #18
    Hardcase (1993) 18
    Published Dec 1994 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Tim Hamilton, inks by Jasen Rodriguez. Battle Royale part III, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Tim Hamilton, inks by Keith Aiken and Rich Rankin; Hardcase is burnt beyond recognition but continues to fight NM-E; Hardcase lured NM-E to a gas station where he puts the mechanical creature into a fiery explosion and then immediately places him in the cold water, the extreme temperatures hurting NM-E drastically; Hardcase continues to fight him and grabs one of his blades to finally destroy him again; Prime arrives, recovered, to help Hardcase again but NM-E is already defeated. Hardcase and Prime discuss that NM-E's parts should be sent to Contrary for observation when suddenly Hardcase is teleported away; He believes that Choice is teleporting him, much like she was teleported before; The Alternate and Rex Mundi are both confused about Hardcase's disappearance and the Alternate tries to figure a way to steal NM-E's mechanical parts away from Prime. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #19
    Hardcase (1993) 19
    Published Jan 1995 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Keith Conroy, inks by Larry Welch. Here Today..., script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Kenn Bivins (pgs. 1-8), Bill Knapp (pgs. 9-16), and Greg Horn, inks by John Lowe (pgs. 1,2), Craig Gilmore (pgs. 3-8), Saleem Crawford (pgs. 9-16), and Matt Osborne (pgs. 17-24); With Hardcase disappearing immediately after defeating NM-E, to the surprise of everyone, Prime tries to assess the situation he's now placed in; The Alternate, also at the scene, tries to figure a way to steal NM-E from under Prime's attention; Shape-shifting into the likeness of Mantra, a superheroine that Prime has an attraction to, The Alternate is able to take NM-E's robotic parts and then disappear with them; Prime tries to give chase, but soon loses her; Rex Mundi, the creator of NM-E, gets frustrated when he sees his arch-nemesis steal his greatest creation stolen; He arrives on Earth to gather his 'bugs', things he created to spy on Hardcase; Meanwhile, the Operator, one of Rex Mundi's associates, is a powerful woman on the West Coast that keeps observation on several operations. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #20
    Hardcase (1993) 20
    Published Feb 1995 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Greg Luzniak, inks by George Perez. Reversals, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Ken Bivins, inks by Craig Gilmore (pgs. 1-2) and John Lowe (pgs. 3-24); Different people are reacting to Hardcase's disappearance; Turf vows vengeance against Hardcase, who was recently apprehended by him; The Omega Team try to pick up the pieces as mercenary killers after having faced several defeats against Hardcase; MEanwhile, Hardcase finds himself on the Godwheel where he fights for Ogma, a sentient computer program; Hardcase demands to be taken to Choice, who he hasn't seen in quite some time; Ogma sends him to Choice for a limited time; They reunite and she informs him that she is pregnant; They discuss their different missions before Hardcase is teleported away by Ogma; Hardcase eventually arrives at him home to find it demolished from his fights against Hardwire and NM-E. Everyone begins to take notice that Hardcase is back in a new outfit. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #21
    Hardcase (1993) 21
    Published Mar 1995 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Greg S. Luzniak, inks by Craig Gilmore. Hard Road, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Tim Hamilton, inks by Rich Rankin and Mark Morales; Hardcase returns to Earth after his ordeal in the Godwheel; He finds his house from his battle against Hardwire and NM-E; He returns to his office to make calls to friends and family and his teammates in Ultraforce, but none of his friends or family are willing to allow him to live with them temporarily; Hardcase realizes that it's because he has enemies and they feel unsafe with Hardcase around; He decides to buy a mobile home while his house gets rebuilt; Hardcase decides now is the time to finally concentrate on taking down Rex Mundi, the source of all his turmoil; Unbeknown to Hardcase, he is being trailed by a time-displaced man who believes that he is Hardcase's son. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #22
    Hardcase (1993) 22
    Published Apr 1995 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Tim Hamilton (as Hamilbone), inks by Keith Aiken. Trouble, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Tim Hamilton, inks by Philip Moy, Scott Reed, and Dan Schaffer; While Trauma uses her unique style of telekinesis to kill a former KGB agent, Hardcase speaks to Detective Chuck Brown to brief him on his current activities; He also tries to find out if Detective Brown had any information on the enigmatic Rex Mundi but Detective Brown only thought he was a myth or an urban legend; Hardcase decides to use the internet to hire mercenaries that were in the emply of Rex Mundi; He's able to get in contact with Trouble, a member of the Omega Team; They meet in a dingy bar where Hardcase pays Trouble for information on Rex; Trouble explains his connection with Rex Mundi but refuses the money; he wants Hardcase to kill Rex Mundi for this information. Unbeknown to both of them, Rex Mundi and Trauma are in the same bar observing. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #23
    Hardcase (1993) 23
    Tags: Thor
    Published May 1995 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by Tim Hamilton, inks by B. Smith. Mundiquest part II of IV: Tempus Fugit, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Tim Hamilton, inks by Philip Moy; Loki, on the Godwheel, searches for the Infinity Gems and finds that some of them have landed in the Ultraverse; Hardcase, accused of killing Trouble, is questioned by police and then released since there is no evidence to incriminate him; Hardcase travels to the desert to think in meditation when he sees a meteor crash. He goes to investigate but it's actually the Time Gem; He places it on his head and immediately knows how to use it. He goes in the past to the last battle of the Squad, his former teammates, and tries to change fate; He travels back and follows where NM-E came from, so he could track Rex Mundi. When that proves fruitless, he helps the Squad defeat NM-E and travels back to his normal time; Expecting to find the Squad still alive, he is surprised when he finds that they still died due to another plan of Rex Mundi. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #24
    Hardcase (1993) 24
    Published Jun 1995 by Malibu.

    Cover pencils by M. C. Wyman, inks by Mark Morales. The Setup, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Hugh Haynes, inks by Dan Schaefer; Hardcase visits J.D. Hunt and scares him into revealing the location of Rex Mundi; When he goes to the secret location, Hardcase learns that it was a set-up because the building explodes; Hardcase then speaks to Tech of the Solution to find out where the Quattro may be. Shadowmage informs him where Death Dance and Meathook are; Hardcase goes to visit them and they attack him, thinking they're in a fight; After Hardcase resolves the confusion, Death Dance and Meathook informs him where they could find Rex; Meanwhile, the new Choice that Hardcase inadvertently 'created' by altering the time stream arrives at Hardcase's office to find him. At the same time, the real Choice arrives from Godwheel to find Hardcase's home in shambles. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #25
    Hardcase (1993) 25
    Published Jul 1995 by Malibu.

    Cover inks by Mark Morales. Mundiquest Part 4: The Threshold, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Hugh Haynes, inks by Philip Moy; Hardcase arrives to the mountain that Death Dance and Meathook directed him to find Rex Mundi; While there, creatures made of the earth rise from the ground and attack Hardcase; They battle for a while and Hardcase contemplates what the Alternate told him before, that he has powers he has no idea about; Suddenly the creatures in contact with him become frozen; Defeating the creatures, Hardcase finds a way into the mountain and then underground, to the lair of Rex Mundi; Meanwhile, the original Choice arrives to find Hardcase; She is surprised to find another woman taking the Choice identity, which makes her angry; She believes that the Choice Corporation cloned her and they fight. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #26
    Hardcase (1993) 26
    Published Aug 1995 by Malibu.

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    Cover pencils by Steve Skroce, inks by Mark Morales. Mundiquest: The Confrontation, script by James D. Hudnall, pencils by Hugh Haynes, inks by Philip Moy and Aubrey Bradford; Hardcase finally confront Rex Mundi. Rex Mundi captures him and explains to him his origin; Rex Mundi is the world's first true ultra and he created the Alternate out of his own body, making an equal; The Alternate didn't agree with Rex Mundi's agenda of controlling the world and destroying all ultras because they were a risk to his agenda; The Alternate, Regina, opposed Rex Mundi since then. Rex Mundi created NM-E to be his ultra destroyer; While Rex reveals this information, Hardcase realizes that he's much more powerful than he thought; He uses this newfound power to time travel and stop his past self from saving the Squad; When that occurs, the original Choice kills the newest Choice. Hardcase arrives back in Rex Mundi's lair and is disrupted by an attack from the Alternate in NM-E's armor; The battle is waged as they release Hardcase from the lair; Realizing the fight was not his anymore and that he defeated Rex in his own way, Hardcase goes back to his office to find Choice there, ready to start a life together with him. 36 pgs., full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.95.