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DP7 (1986) comic books

  • Issue #1
    DP7 (1986) 1
    Published Nov 1986 by Marvel.

    "The Clinic!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Romeo Tanghal. It's a world not unlike our own. Words like paranormal or super-hero are euphemisms only used in comic books and movies. That was until the White Event! In one blinding moment the landscape of the universe changed. Welcome to the New Universe. Seven very special people are brought together by their unique abilities at the mysterious facility known as "The Clinic for Paranormal Research." They soon find themselves caught up in a conspiracy bigger than anyone could have possibly realized. When they revolt against their oppressors and go on the lamb they will forever be known as D.P. 7 (Displaced Paranormals - 7). NOTE: Long before the television hit that is "Heroes," DP7 was the original normal-world/paranormals/conspiracy story. - Odinson, Lone Star Archivist Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #2
    DP7 (1986) 2
    Published Dec 1986 by Marvel.

    "Runaways!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Romeo Tanghal. On the run, cold, and hungry, it isn't long before DP 7 pursuers catch up to them. But what happens when their hunters turn out to also be a paranormals? Super power brawl! Plus, the group learns more about their mysterious abilities. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #3
    DP7 (1986) 3
    Published Jan 1987 by Marvel.

    "Loose Ends!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Romeo Tanghal. Hoping to put some real distance between themselves and their pursuers, the group heads out on the road. But as their abilities continue to evolve, DP 7 is finding it harder and harder to hide what they are from the public. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #4
    DP7 (1986) 4
    Published Feb 1987 by Marvel.

    "Wompus!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Romeo Tanghal. Tensions are running high with the group, and it's all Lenore can do to keep the them together. Meanwhile, things go from bad to worst when the super-strong David is mistaken for a cattle-killing monster the locals call "the Wompus." Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #5
    DP7 (1986) 5
    Published Mar 1987 by Marvel.

    "Exorcism!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Romeo Tanghal. Even on the run, the group finds the time to use their special abilities to help small children who's school bus is overturned in a car wreck. Plus, when Scuzz decides he's leaving the group, is there anyone powerful enough to stop him? Don't bet on it. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #6
    DP7 (1986) 6
    Published Apr 1987 by Marvel.

    "Revenge!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Romeo Tanghal. Scuzz soon learns that it's not easy being a lone freak in a world not ready to accept his kind. However, things get worse for the lone DP when his burgeoning abilities become even more uncontrollable and powerful. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #7
    DP7 (1986) 7
    Published May 1987 by Marvel.

    "Kidnaped!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Romeo Tanghal. When Stephanie takes her new friends home to meet her family things don't turn out quite like she imagined. Plus, things go bad when one of their own is kidnaped. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #8
    DP7 (1986) 8
    Published Jun 1987 by Marvel.

    "The Hunt!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Williamson Bulanadi. One by one the team is being taken down. Strap in for a fast paced chase that will leave only one DP left free to rescue the others, but which one? Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #9
    DP7 (1986) 9
    Published Jul 1987 by Marvel.

    "Dream!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Al Williamson. The group is back at The Clinic and life is good. Almost too good. Is their new life at the research facility of their own volition or is there something far more sinister at work here? Plus, don't miss the ultimate volleyball game when two teams of paranormals throw down. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #10
    DP7 (1986) 10
    Published Aug 1987 by Marvel.

    "Orphan!" Guest-starring the Woodsman. Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. David is the only DP left, but his pursuers are hot on his heels. If he falls there will be no one left to rescue the others. Luckily, he'll get some help from an unlikely source. Plus, Randall's Anti-Body is dying. If it can't get back to its host body soon, it will dissipate into nothingness. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #11
    DP7 (1986) 11
    Published Sep 1987 by Marvel.

    "Haven!" Guest-starring the Woodsman. Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Al Williamson. After weeks of training with the Woodsman, David is finally ready to rescue his friends from the malevolent clutches of The Clinic. But can even a man with the strength of a "Mastodon" overcome the combined might of the ESPeople?! Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #12
    DP7 (1986) 12
    Published Oct 1987 by Marvel.

    "Redemption!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. DP-7 is finally reunited and they come face-to-face with the most powerful paranormal yet - Overshadow! How can the team hope to stand against a man with the ability to use any power imaginable? Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #13
    DP7 (1986) 13
    Published Nov 1987 by Marvel.

    "New Management!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. Can Randy and his amazing Antibodies stop the super-strong David from making the biggest mistake of his life? Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #14
    DP7 (1986) 14
    Published Dec 1987 by Marvel.

    "Cliques!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. The original team faces off with some upstarts at The Clinic. When the battle goes down though, will racial lines influence Charly's loyalties? Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #15
    DP7 (1986) 15
    Published Jan 1988 by Marvel.

    "Hunger!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. As Lenore continues to come to terms with her special ability she soon finds herself addicted to its sensational side effects. Meanwhile, Randy repels his murderous antibody. With no host to go home to, where will this ghostly apparition go? Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #16
    DP7 (1986) 16
    Published Feb 1988 by Marvel.

    "Rumble!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. Scuzz forms his own gang made up of the younger residents at The Clinic. As the paranormals continue to form their cliques, can a gang war be far behind? Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #17
    DP7 (1986) 17
    Published Mar 1988 by Marvel.

    "Madhouse!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. As tensions escalate at The Clinic the cliques that have formed among the paranormals become more and more hostile toward one another. Can David and the faculty reign in the chaos before someone really gets hurt? Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #18
    DP7 (1986) 18
    Tags: New Universe The Pitt (part 02A)
    Published Apr 1988 by Marvel.

    The Pitt tie-in. "Bad Road!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. In the horrible aftermath of the Pittsburgh disaster (see Star Brand (1986) #12 and Pitt (1987 Marvel) 1-Shot), DP-7 decides to investigate. Since the White Event they've witness many amazing things, but nothing could have prepared them for what they'll find in The Pitt! Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #19
    DP7 (1986) 19
    Tags: New Universe The Pitt (part 3)
    Published May 1988 by Marvel.

    The Pitt tie-in. "Pitfall!" Guest-starring Codename: Spitfire. Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. When DP-7 shows up to investigate the disaster zone now known as The Pitt (see Star Brand (1986) #12 and Pitt (1987 Marvel) 1-Shot for how the city of Pittsburgh ended up this way), a misunderstanding sets them against the armored heroine Codename: Spitfire! Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #20
    DP7 (1986) 20
    Tags: New Universe The Pitt (part 5)
    Published Jun 1988 by Marvel.

    The Pitt tie-in. "War Dogs!" Guest-starring Codename: Spitfire. Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. As DP-7 and Spitfire continue to search for survivors they come face-to-face with the monstrous Pit Bull. Can they survive against this nigh unstoppable force without the super-strength of Mastodon by their side? Includes Marvel Handbook entries for The Clinic and DP-7 members Friction and Antibody. Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #21
    DP7 (1986) 21
    Tags: New Universe The Pitt (part 8)
    Published Jul 1988 by Marvel.

    The Pitt tie-in. "Siege!" Guest-starring Kickers, Inc. Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. When Lenore and Charly come to The Pitt in search of their friends they soon learn they have made a terrible mistake, and it's a mistake that may cost one them their life. Meanwhile, a paranormal riot breaks out at The Clinic. Plus, paranormal investigator Jack Magniconte of Kickers, Inc. comes to the rest of DP-7 with an offer they may not be able to refuse. "Choices!" Story by Howard Mackie. Art by Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott. This 6-page back-up fills in the gap in Mr. Magnificent's life from Kickers, Inc. (1986) #12 to the events of this issue. Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #22
    DP7 (1986) 22
    Published Aug 1988 by Marvel.

    The Draft tie-in. "Army Dreamers!" Guest-starring Nightmask and Kickers, Inc. Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. It's a turning point in the lives of DP-7 as the team joins the army and becomes fully deputized agents of the US Government. Meanwhile, the super-fast Jeffrey must deal with a recurring nightmare. Can the dreamscape hero known as Nightmask help him? Includes Marvel Handbook entries for Mastodon and the Paranormal Training Annex at Fort Benning, Georgia. Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #23
    DP7 (1986) 23
    Published Sep 1988 by Marvel.

    "Convergence!" Guest-starring Psi-Force, Nightmask, and Codename: Spitfire. Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. As the government begins to "Draft" more and more paranormals into the army members of DP-7 and Psi-Force let their competitive natures get the better of them. Meanwhile, Lenore visits Jenny Swensen, former pilot of the Spitfire armor. It seems Swensen has contracted some sort of disease from the radioactive fallout of The Pitt (see Pitt (1987 Marvel) 1-Shot) and she may not be long for this world. Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #24
    DP7 (1986) 24
    Published Oct 1988 by Marvel.

    "Enough!" Guest-starring Nightmask, Woodsman, and Codename: Spitfire. Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. As Mastodon is punished for his insurrection (see last issue), Stephie is finding that army-life agrees with her. Plus, Jenny Swensen, former pilot of the Spitfire armor, gets a whole new look you'll have to see to believe. Includes Marvel Handbook entries for Glitter, Scuzz, and Twilight. Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #25
    DP7 (1986) 25
    Published Nov 1988 by Marvel.

    "Quitting!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. As David fights for his life on the operating table, a car accident endangers the life of Shadowman's host body. Plus, Randy must face the gelatinous creature (think the Blob on steroids) spawned from The Pitt! NOTE: This creature made its 1st appearance in Star Brand (1986) #14. "ESPeople!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Javier Saltares. In this 6-page back-up tale, the dreamscape hero known as the Nightmask comes face-to-face with the paranormals known as the ESPeople! Nightmask's story continues in Justice (1986) #25. Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #26
    DP7 (1986) 26
    Published Dec 1988 by Marvel.

    Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. Randy discovers his antibodies give him more power than he could have ever imagined. Plus, DP-7 can't stop the gelatinous horror that was spawned in The Pitt (Star Brand (1986) #14) mankind may be doomed! Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #27
    DP7 (1986) 27
    Published Jan 1989 by Marvel.

    "The Ditch!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. As Randy, a.k.a. Antibody, gets used to his evolving abilities, Stephanie goes wild and the armored Jenny Swensen, former pilot of the Spitfire armor, maybe the only one powerful enough to contain her. Meanwhile, in order to save the life of a friend, Mastodon must confront the earthmoving powers of Dirtbag! Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #28
    DP7 (1986) 28
    Published Feb 1989 by Marvel.

    "The Candidate!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. It's the guys versus the girls as an enemy from DP-7's past sets the women on the team against the men. Can Mastodon and Antibody stop their friends without hurting them? Plus, what is Voight's ultimate goal, and what will it mean for the future of the country? Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #29
    DP7 (1986) 29
    Published Mar 1989 by Marvel.

    "Deadweight!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. When a snipers bullet endangers the life of a friend, Antibody unleashes an army of duplicates to find the gunman. But in his weakened condition even that may not be enough. If DP-7 can't find the gunman before its too late, will he kill again? Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #30
    DP7 (1986) 30
    Published Apr 1989 by Marvel.

    Christmas issue. "The Tree!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. Meet the newest super-hero in the New Universe - Captain Manhattan! Can this man of mystery help DP-7 stop a gang of malevolent paranormals before they ruin Christmas for the city? Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #31
    DP7 (1986) 31
    Published May 1989 by Marvel.

    "Cult!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. Can Mastodon pull Scuzz out of the clutches of a deadly cult or is it already too late? Plus, Randy and Charly come to an understanding about their relationship. Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #32
    DP7 (1986) 32
    Published Jun 1989 by Marvel.

    Final Issue. "The Cure!" Story by Mark Gruenwald. Art by Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi. When news of a cure begins to spread the paranormal community become divided. Some see this as a miracle and the answer to their dreams. Others view it as a way to take away that which makes them special. Is this the end of the New Universe? Includes the Official Timeline of the New Universe. NOTE: The concept of the New Universe was really innovative and fresh in 1986, with Star Brand and DP-7 being the cream of the crop. Though it lacked direction, at some times it was very inspired and it's a shame it was not allowed to reach its full potential. Maybe with Neil Gaimen's New Universal (2006) series the New Universe can finally unfurl and blossom into the beautiful flower it was always meant to be. Only time will tell. - Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist Cover price $1.50.