Badger

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This FCUP is The Badger, a long-time staple at First Comics. Wikipedia has a LOT to say about this:
The Badger is a comic book character and series created by writer Mike Baron in 1983. The series began publication with the short-lived Capital Comics company before First Comics acquired the title and continued publishing it through the 1980s and early 1990s. The series ended when First Comics also ceased all publications. Since the ongoing series ended in 1991, new Badger titles have been released through Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics and IDW Publishing.
The lead character was Norbert Sykes, a Vietnam war veteran suffering from multiple personality disorder. The Badger, an urban vigilante who could talk to animals, was just one of his personalities. The series was a madcap combination of genres; something of a spoof on superheroes, with plenty of magic/fantasy and Mike Barons in-depth knowledge of martial arts thrown in. The book was a black comedy, unusual for comics of its time. Some stories were light-hearted and off the wall, while others featured highly realistic crimes and acts of violence. Some objected to the series use of the mentally ill as subjects for comedy. Others regard The Badger as one of the funniest superhero comic series of all time.
The Badger was mostly set in Madison, Wisconsin, where Capital Comics was situated, and where Baron actually lived. The city in general, and State Street in particular, were very faithfully depicted. In one case, the Badger had a duel with a close analogue of locally noted real-life gourmet chef Herb Ng over Ngs use of a snakes poison-bladder in a special soup.
Notable artists who worked on The Badger in its 1980s run included Jeff Butler, Steven Butler, Bill Reinhold, Chas Truog, Jackson Guice, Mike Mignola and Ron Lim.
The first four issues of Badger were published by Capital Comics (under the name The Badger), beginning in 1983. Capital ceased publishing in 1984, and in 1985 Baron took his creation to First Comics to then be illustrated by artist Bill Reinhold. First reprinted the first four issues, and then published monthly issues of Badger, including the Hexbreaker graphic novel in 1988. A spin-off 4-issue miniseries ran concurrently with the regular series in 1989, called Badger Goes Berserk. In 1994, Dark Horse Comics published two miniseries featuring different versions of the Badgers origin: the four-issue Badger: Shattered Mirror, a serious take on the Badgers origin, and the two-issue Badger: Zen Pop Funny-Animal Version. These were deliberately written to be mutually exclusive. In 1997, Image Comics began publishing a black and white fourth Badger series, whose narrative connection to the previous versions was not entirely clear. This series ran for eleven issues. The series returned November 2007, published by IDW Publishing. This consists of a reprint series of trade paperbacks of old issues, as well two new Badger stories: a one shot, Badger: Bull, followed by a new mini-series, Badger Saves the World which started in December 2007.
This torrent contains all of the above. If youve never read The Badger, you are truly missing out. Treat yourself!
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Badger/Capital & First/The Badger - Hexbreaker GN 1988-03.First Cimmerian32 .cbr 42.847 MB
Badger/Capital & First/Badger Bedlam.cbr 23.905 MB
Badger/Capital & First/Badger Goes Berserk/The Badger Goes Berserk 01.cbr 14.33 MB
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