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Continuity Publishing
Former type Comic publisher
Founded 1984
Founder(s) Neal Adams
Defunct 1994
Headquarters New York, New York
Industry Comics

Continuity Publishing, also known as Continuity Comics, was a short-lived American independent comic book company formed by Neal Adams in 1984.

Continuity mainly published a variety of superhero comics developed by Adams. (For instance, the title Ms. Mystic was first published by Pacific Comics, and was revived in 1987 by Continuity.)

Continuity's comics tended to be grittier than the mainstream Marvel or DC comics of their day, often depicting bloody, graphic violence. For instance, in one issue of Armor the title character has his hand chopped off and then the appendage is destroyed in a blender. Continuity was also part of a trend towards more eroticism in mainstream comics. For instance, the costume and the cover artwork for the character Samuree were often revealing, and she was sometimes drawn in sexy poses on the cover of her comic.

During the 1990s "variant cover" craze, Continuity got into Tyvek (marketed as "indestructible") and die-cut covers, crossovers (Deathwatch 2000 and Rise of Magic), and the like. The line was canceled during the Rise of Magic crossover in 1993.

Over the course of its life as a publisher, Continuity was the subject of much criticism from comics retailers (particularly Comix Experience owner/columnist Brian Hibbs) for poor editorial oversight and the publisher's inability to ship its products on time or according to schedule.[1]

Continuity stopped publishing in 1994. Several of Continuity's later titles and characters wound up being picked up by other publishers. For instance, Samuree, Valeria and Knighthawk would be published by Valiant Comics' Windjammer line of creator-owned titles.

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Titles

  • Armor (13 issues, 1985-92; 6 issues, 1993)
  • Bucky O'Hare (graphic novel)
  • Crazyman (3 issues, 1992; 4 issues, 1993-94)
  • Cyberad (7 issues, 1992-93; 1 issues, 1993; 2 issues 1992/93)
  • Echo of Futurepast (9 issues, 1984-86)
  • Hybrids (4 issues, 1993; 1 issues, 1994)
  • Hybrids: The Origin (4 issues, 1993-94)
  • Megalith (9 issues, 1989-93; 8 issues, 1993-94)
  • Ms. Mystic (9 issues, 1987-93; 1-3, 1993; 1-4, 1993-94)
  • Revengers (6 issues, 1985-89; Special 1992)
  • Samuree (9 issues, 1987-91; 4 issues, 1993-94)
  • Shaman (1 issue, 1994)
  • Toyboy (7 issues, 1986-89)
  • Valeria, She-Bat (3 issues, 1993; no issues #2 or 4)
  • Urth 4 (4 issues, 1989-90); renamed Earth 4 (3 issues, 1993; 4 issues, 1993-94)
  • Zero Patrol (2 issues, 1984-85; 5 issues, 1987-89)
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Crossovers

  • Deathwatch 2000
    • Armor (#1-3, 1993)
    • Cyberrad (#1-2, 1992/93)
    • Earth 4 (#1-3, 1993)
    • Hybrids (#0-4, 1993)
    • Megalith (#0-3, 1993)
    • Ms. Mystic (#1-3, 1993)
  • Rise of Magic
    • Armor (#4-6, 1993)
    • Hybrids (#1, 1994)
    • Megalith (#4-7, 1993/94)
    • Ms. Mystic (#2-4, 1993/94)
    • Samuree (#1-4, 1993/94)
    • Shaman (#0, 1994)
    • Valerie, She-Bat (#5, 1993)

Characters

Notes

  1. ^ Hibbs, Brian. "Tilting at Windwills" #23, Comix Experience (March 1994). Accessed Mar. 17, 2009.

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