Founded by Kris Silver in ’86, Silverwolf Comics‘ instant flagship title was the ultra-violent, ultra-bloody, ultra, ultra, ultra Grips.
A sort of fusion of Marvel’s prominent badass / vigilante characters (Punisher, Wolverine, Daredevil), Grips featured dynamic shots of slicin’ and dicin’ and body parts aflyin’. Highly detailed pen and ink artwork, courtesy of Tim Vigil.
Grips was a very hot independent in ’86, its first issue was going for in the $15 to $25 range. Then it cooled off for a couple of years, only to heat up again when Vigil went even more over-the-top with Faust, which generated new interest in his earlier work.
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We encourage(!) you to pick-up a copy of the original, first issue of Grips; the graphic violence is actually…well…funny. Think of it in the way RoboCop was so ridiculous, in the best kind of way.
See if your local comic shop has a copy available, and if not, mycomicshop.com has it at a steal of a price!