Nexus V2 – Capital Comics

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Nexus is a comic book series created by writer Mike Baron and penciler Steve Rude in 1981. The series is a combination of the superhero and science fiction genres, set 500 years in the future.

The series debuted as a three-issue black-and-white limited series (the third of which featured a 33 RPM flexi disc with music and dialogue from the issue), followed by an eighty-issue ongoing full-color series. The black-and-white issues and the first six color issues were published by Capital Comics; after Capital’s demise, First Comics took over publication.

On the creation of the series: Baron noted that they had originally pitched a series called Encyclopaedias to Capital Comics, but the company rejected this, saying they were looking for a superhero title. Over a drink at a restaurant, Baron outlined his ideas for Nexus to Rude.

Nexus was entirely Baron’s idea. He even came up with the lightning bolt for the costume. All that we needed then was a name… a few weeks passed. Baron calls, and, without preamble, just says “Nexus.” We finally had our name.”

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2 thoughts on “Nexus V2 – Capital Comics

    Palmer Eldritch said:
    April 7, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Wow, I’d totally forgotten about Nexus. These may still be in my parents attic. Considering I haven’t seen them since their initial release, how do they stand up 30 years later?

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      EHT Comics responded:
      April 7, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      God I feel old now. They do hold up well 30 YEARS LATER though. Steve Rude’s artwork is classic!

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