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Kore (2003) comic books 2002-2004

  • Issue #1A
    Kore (2003) 1A
    Published Apr 2003 by Image.

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    (W) Josh Blaylock (P) Tim Seeley (I) Cory Hamscher Cover A Tim Seeley and Cory Hamscher Cover B Greg Capullo FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series In stores the week of April 9th. The Concept: Alex Crane has spent much of his life dodging responsiblity. But when a big mistake curses him with the power of the Mantikore, Alex has the weight of two worlds on his shoulders. Alex is sent to a strikingly familiar fantasy world of elves, dwaves and vampires, but one key element is gone. Magic. A stranger in a strange land, and a strange powerful body, Alex must escape from those that would exploit his dark powers. This Issue: An eons old wizard has finally found it...the tomb of the Mantikore...the universe's oldest, darkest power. Or has he? Enter Alex Crane, a slacker college student with a crappy job, and problems with his girlfriend. When Alex blunderingly releases an ancient evil, he'll have more to worry about than rent and his lovelife. KORE #1 introduces the title character and leads into the dark, fun and twsted world of KORE. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1B
    Kore (2003) 1B
    Published Apr 2003 by Image.

    (W) Josh Blaylock (P) Tim Seeley (I) Cory Hamscher Cover A Tim Seeley and Cory Hamscher Cover B Greg Capullo FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series In stores the week of April 9th. The Concept: Alex Crane has spent much of his life dodging responsiblity. But when a big mistake curses him with the power of the Mantikore, Alex has the weight of two worlds on his shoulders. Alex is sent to a strikingly familiar fantasy world of elves, dwaves and vampires, but one key element is gone. Magic. A stranger in a strange land, and a strange powerful body, Alex must escape from those that would exploit his dark powers. This Issue: An eons old wizard has finally found it...the tomb of the Mantikore...the universe's oldest, darkest power. Or has he? Enter Alex Crane, a slacker college student with a crappy job, and problems with his girlfriend. When Alex blunderingly releases an ancient evil, he'll have more to worry about than rent and his lovelife. KORE #1 introduces the title character and leads into the dark, fun and twsted world of KORE. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Kore (2003) 2
    Published Jun 2003 by Image.

    (W) Josh Blaylock (P) Tim Seeley (I) Cory Hamscher (Cover) Tim Seeley and Cory Hamscher FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series In stores the week of June 4th The Concept: Alex Crane has spent much of his life dodging responisiblity. But when a big mistake curses him with the power of the Mantikore, Alex has the weight of two worlds on his shoulders. Alex is sent to a strikingly familiar fantasy world of elves, dwaves and vampires, but one key element is gone. Magic. A stranger in a strange land, and a strange powerful body, Alex must escape from those that would exploit his dark powers. This Issue: After being smuggled from Earth to the strange new world of ABADDON, Alex finds that now is he not only a hulking monster, but also surrounded by bizarre creatures. Alex meets a small blue fairy named Molli, on the run from ogres, trolls, vampires and elves, who have one weird characteristic - they act more like common thugs and criminals than the fantastical creatures we know so well. As if that wasn't a big enough problem, the mysterious ARCHEAN wants him for himself, and has his own army of skilled warriors to catch him. Back home, Alex's girlfriend, Mandy, answers questions for the Chicago PD - Alex was last seen at the museum just minutes before it went up in smoke, and he's a prime suspect. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Kore (2003) 3
    Published Jul 2003 by Image.

    (W) Josh Blaylock (P) Tim Seeley (I) Cory Hamscher (Cover) Tim Seeley and Cory Hamscher FC 32pp $2.95 Ongoing monthly series In stores the week of 2nd THE CONCEPT: Alex Crane has spent much of his life dodging responsiblity. But when a big mistake curses him with the power of the Mantikore, Alex has the weight of two worlds on his shoulders. Alex is sent to a strikingly familiar fantasy world of elves, dwaves and vampires, but one key element is gone. Magic. A stranger in a strange land, and a strange powerful body, Alex must escape from those that would exploit his dark powers. THIS ISSUE: Alexander Crane is still reeling from his journey to the strange world of Abaddon, but the locals don't seem to be too sympathetic. Before long, he finds himself caught between a gang of vampire bikers, a small blue fairy with a real attitude problem, and a group of soldiers just like the ones who tracked him down on Earth. It doesn't take long for the local Dwarven Police Department to arrive to break up the squabble. Meanwhile, on Earth, we learn more about the bizarre team of rag tag magicians trying to stop the ARCHEAN from capturing Alex. If they're going to do so, one of their most powerful allies will have to go to Abaddon to stop him! Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    Kore (2003) 4
    Published Aug 2003 by Image.

    (W) Josh Blaylock (P) Tim Seeley (I) Cory Hamscher (Cover) Tim Seeley and Cory Hamscher FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly In stores the week of August 6th. THE CONCEPT: Alex Crane has spent much of his life dodging responsibility. But when a big mistake curses him with the power of the Mantikore, Alex has the weight of two worlds on his shoulders. Alex is sent to a strikingly familiar fantasy world of elves, dwarves and vampires, but one key element is gone. Magic. A stranger in a strange land, and a strange powerful body, Alex must escape from those that would exploit his dark powers. THIS ISSUE: First there was an Ogre's farm filled with "evil" chickens, then a vampire motorcycle gang, and now Alexander Crane finds himself sleeping in a "Gentlemen's Club" for trolls and fairies. Thanks to Molli, a Sprite willing to offer sarcastic advice, Alex is able to at least hold on to his sanity, and learn about this strange world. Even the strongest of minds break down eventually, though, and Alex is hardly the strongest. It's only when he remembers that his Girlfriend, Mandy, is probably in danger thanks to him, that he pulls himself together and prepares to face the Archean head on. Little does he know that the very magicians that helped him on Earth have sent the deadly RAKSHASA to watch over her. This mysterious woman's role is to see that the Archean not use Mandy against Alex, even if it means KILLING her. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5
    Kore (2003) 5
    Published Sep 2003 by Image.

    (W) Josh Blaylock (A) Tim Seeley (Cover) Tim Seeley and Cory Hamscher FC 32pp $2.95 Monthly Ongoing series In stores the week of September 3rd. THE CONCEPT: Alex Crane has spent much of his life dodging responsibility. But when a big mistake curses him with the power of the Mantikore, Alex has the weight of two worlds on his shoulders. Alex is sent to a strikingly familiar fantasy world of elves, dwarves and vampires, but one key element is gone. Magic. A stranger in a strange land, and a strange powerful body, Alex must escape from those that would exploit his dark powers. THIS ISSUE: Alexander (Kore) Crane faces his hardest test yet when the Archean lures him back to Earth. If he doesn't obey the sinister wizard, his girlfriend Mandy will die, but if he does, the entire world will pay the price. Even the mighty Archean though, might not know what kind of evil he's facing against the power of the MANTIKORE. Cover price $2.95.