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Bastard (2001) comic books 2002-2004

  • Issue #2
    Bastard (2001) 2
    Published Jan 2002 by Viz.

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    Wizard!! Part 2 of 2 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. They swore never to do it again... but in their hour of need, Metallicana again calls on the evil wizard Dark Schneider to save them from their enemies! But Dark Schneider turns against the Metallicanans, swearing to kill the high priest for imprisoning him 15 years ago! Now the country is under attack by a fire-breathing hydra, a golem...and a very pissed-off, powerful wizard -- and only teenage priestess Tia Noto Yoko may be able to control him! 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #3
    Bastard (2001) 3
    Published Feb 2002 by Viz.

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    Ninja!! Part 1 of 3 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. Out of the shadows steps the first of the bastard's four former allies -- Ninja Master Gara, the commander of an army of hidden warriors! He kidnaps Tia Noto Yoko, thus eliminating the one person who can bring the power of Dark Schneider from 14-year-old Lucien's body! Will Dark Schneider be forever locked within his meek alter ego while the kingdom falls to the ninja and Tia Noto Yoko faces the horror of Gara's clothes-eating slime?! 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #4
    Bastard (2001) 4
    Published Mar 2002 by Viz.

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    Ninja!! Part 2 of 3 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. Dark Schneider and the Metallicanan forces break into Ninja Master Gara's stronghold! While the knights of Metallicana fend off a man-eating minotaur, Dark Schneider and Princess Sheila explore the secret dungeon entrance to the castle, becoming better acquainted in the process. But waiting in the dungeon are terrible monsters that even Schneider's magic cannot defeat...and some of them are couched in the most innocuous of forms! 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #5
    Bastard (2001) 5
    Published Apr 2002 by Viz.

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    Ninja!! Part 3 of 3 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. Through untold dangers, Dark Schneider and Princess Sheila have reached the top of Ninja Master Gara's stronghold. But Gara, wielder of the Murasame Blade, knows that a wizard is nearly useless in hand-to-hand combat, and his sword is faster than Schneider's spells! Who will be the first to make lewd claims about Gara's 15-year-old prisoner, Yoko? Who will stand in the bloody outcome of Dark Schneider's last-ditch spell? 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #6
    Bastard (2001) 6
    Published May 2002 by Viz.

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    Fighter!! Part 1 of 3 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. Across the land, news spreads of Dark Schneider's rebirth, reaching one of the leaders of the rebel armies, the dark elf wizard Arshes Nei! Once Dark Schneider's lover, she now longs to see him dead...and sends her deadliest assassin, the master of the Curse Spiders, to spill his blood! 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #7
    Bastard (2001) 7
    Published Jun 2002 by Viz.

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    Fighter!! Part 2 of 3 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. After a night of passion with his mysterious new lady friend, Dark Schneider awakens to find himself again under attack! The local peasants have been turned to stone, their love nest is surrounded by hordes of orcs, and at the head of their ranks is Kai Harn, a fearsome swordfighter/wizard seeking the bounty on Schneider's head! 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #8
    Bastard (2001) 8
    Published Jul 2002 by Viz.

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    Fighter!! Part 3 of 3 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. Unable to defeat Dark Schneider with her magic, the magician-swordswoman Kai Harn lets loose the dreaded cockatrice, whose touch can turn flesh to stone! But the clueless personality of Lucien Renlen reasserts itself just when Dark Schneider least needs it, leaving him lost in the dark woods in a cape and robes several sizes too big for him. 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #9
    Bastard (2001) 9
    Published Aug 2002 by Viz.

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    Vampire!! Part 1 of 2 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. Who's the greatest undead ally of the Dark Armies of Chaos? Who's the mighty vampire with the high-pitched singing voice? It's King Dai-Amon, the scourge of the night...and now he craves power by killing Dark Schneider and drinking Tia Noto Yoko's blood! Werewolves and undead are hurled at our heroes as they make their way through the dark mountains to reinforce the defenders of Metallicana...and Dark Schneider, the bastard wizard who might save them, is trapped within his wimpy alter ego! 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #10
    Bastard (2001) 10
    Published Sep 2002 by Viz.

    Vampire!! Part 2 of 2 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. Dark Schneider awakens from the prison of Lucien Renlen's body in the very sanctum of the vampire lord Dai-Amon! And whoever loses the match between undead and living wizards will receive a cruel consolation prize -- becoming the slave of the winner through the malignant curse spell "Accused"! Meanwhile, on the other side of Metallion, that very same spell is being cast on Arshes Nei...compelling her to kill Dark Schneider or be forever turned into a toad! 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #11
    Bastard (2001) 11
    Published Oct 2002 by Viz.

    Empress!! Part 1 of 4 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. The dark elf Arshes Nei, once the adopted "daughter" of Dark Schneider, steps forward! The Thunder Empress attacks Castle Metallicana, where Ninja Master Gara has become the last line of defense against the besieging armies. And as the Murasame Blade clashes against the Sword of Lightning, the castle defenders are caught up in a titanic battle of evil vs...evil? 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #12
    Bastard (2001) 12
    Published Nov 2002 by Viz.

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    Empress!! Part 2 of 4 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. Castle Metallicana still stands, but as the rain pours down and Arshes Nei's forces regroup, its besieged defenders have bought precious little time. Finding herself alone again with Dark Schneider, Princess Sheila confesses her love for him. But Arshes Nei is on her way to blast the entire castle apart, and the fortuneteller Beldame of Metallicana has predicted a terrible future -- one in which Dark Schneider lies dead, his heart torn out! 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #13
    Bastard (2001) 13
    Published Dec 2002 by Viz.

    Empress!! Part 3 of 4 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. As Dark Schneider continues his duel with Arshes Nei -- his onetime lover and fellow master of elemental magics -- the Efreet, spirit of flames, attacks the Nue, spirit of water, consuming them both. Castle Metallicana buckles under the intense heat as the two wizards race towards a fiery collision which only one will survive! 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #14
    Bastard (2001) 14
    Published Jan 2003 by Viz.

    Empress!! Part 4 of 4 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. Not trusting any of their lesser spells to carry the day, Dark Schneider and Arshes Nei power up for their most epic magic, called from the Seven Gates of Hell, the devastating particle beam "Helloween"! But can the outcome be in doubt when the prophecy showed Dark Schneider lying dead, his heart torn out -- killed by his former lover's hand? 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #15
    Bastard (2001) 15
    Published Jan 2003 by Viz.

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    Undead!! Part 1 of 5 - Story and Art by Kazushi Hagiwara. As his friends and lovers mourn, the mighty sorcerer's now literally heartless corpse is placed in its final resting place within the great temple of Metallicana. Meanwhile, emboldened by the death of his enemy, the dark priest Abigail unleashes an army of living corpses against the kingdom, swearing to leave no flesh uneaten! 64 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.