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ABC /Wildstorm /DC
(1999-2006 ?)

America’s Best Comics is a comic book publishing brand created by Alan Moore. It is an imprint under the Wildstorm publishing company, which is now owned by DC. Moore seemed unaware of the connection the “ABC” name had to the defunct Better/Standard/Pines line of comics. When he was made aware of this connection, Moore decided to revive the “Nedor Heroes” for a two issue story arc of Tom Strong (issues #11 & 12). Using the basics of their golden age past, Moore modified the Nedor Heroes for today’s world and added more depth to the characters as he went. He even went as far to give the characters a back-story to cover their missing exploits (their non-publishing years after the golden age).

After the two issue arc in Tom Strong, Alan Moore and Peter Hogan co-plotted them in a spin off series dubbed Terra Obscura. So far, two 6 issue story arcs have been introduced and collected in TPB Volumes 1 & 2. Peter Hogan continued adding more background information on them in the third issue of ABC A-Z.

Moore has since left the ABC imprint and wrapped up his work on the ABC Universe with a few final "farewell" issues. What remains left of the ABC imprint and the future of Terra Obscura is still unknown at this time.



Tom Strong #11
Writer Penciller Inker
Alan Moore Chris Sprouse Al Gordon
Letterer Colors Editor
Todd Klein Matt Hollingsworth
with David Baron
Scott Dunbier
with Jeff Mariotte
Cover
Chris Sprouse
with Al Gordon

Tom Strong #12
Writer Penciller Inker
Alan Moore Chris Sprouse Al Gordon
Letterer Colors Editor
Todd Klein Matt Hollingsworth Scott Dunbier
with Jeff Mariotte
Cover
Chris Sprouse
with Al Gordon

Terra Obscura Vol.1
Writer Penciller Inker
Alan Moore
& Peter Hogan
Yanick Paquette Karl Story
Letterer Colors Editor
Todd Klein Jeromy Cox Ben Abernathy
with Kristy Quinn
Cover Additional Art
Yanick Paquette
Karl Story &
Jeromy Cox
Eric Theriault
(Mystico's origin)

Terra Obscura Vol.2
Writer Penciller Inker
Alan Moore
& Peter Hogan
Yanick Paquette Karl Story, Story
Snyder & La Pointe
Letterer Colors Editor
Todd Klein Carrie Strachan,
Mike Komai &
J. Benjamin
Ben Abernathy
with Kristy Quinn
Cover Additional Art
Yanick Paquette Eric Theriault
(retro flashbacks)

ABC A-Z (3 of 6)
Writer Penciller Inker
Peter Hogan Yanick Paquette
& Hilary Barta
Serge Lapointe
Letterer Colors Editor
Todd Klein Carrie Strachan Scott Dunbier
& Kristy Quinn
Cover Additional Art
Terry Dodson
& Rachel Dodson
Eric Theriault
(Black Terror origin)


See also: BETTER /STANDARD /PINES





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