Wizard #22 (Volume 1, June 1993)
Page 20 excerpt:
Shooter's Return A Defiant Act
After an almost year-long vacation, Jim Shooter former editor-in-chief
of Marvel and Valiant comics, returns to the scene in his newest venture,
Defiant Comics. Defiant, appropriately named for the attitude Shooter brings
to the industry, is focusing on building an entirely new universe starting
with the book called Plasm. Plasm will be about another world
seperated from Earth. This new world will (be) entirely organic. Everything
is alive, even things which appear to be machines. One member of this world
discovers Earth and brings 10,000 Earthlings to Plasm to become genetic
superpeople. Only five survive and receive superpowers, which sets the
stage for the story of Plasm.This bold new series will also initiate
a card line that introduces readers to the Defiant Universe. (For more
info, check out this issue's Wizard of Cards.)
The card set will be available in June, and the first issue of Plasm
is scheduled for an August release.
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The River Group, the folks who brought you The Elvis Collection,
introduces an ingenious card line based on the new Defiant comic book.
The universe is called Plasm and is created by Jim Shooter, former Editor-in-Chief
of both Marvel and Valiant comics. Shooter will introduce
his newest comic book in the form of a limited-edition, 150-card set. This
will be the first time a comic has debuted in the form of trading cards.
The card set will be the No. 0 issue. In order to read the story, collectors
will have to put the cards in protective nine-pocket sheets. The card artist
is David Lapham, who also worked at Valiant on Harbinger, H.A.R.D.
Corps, and Rai. The story is written by Shooter. The Plasm
story will be told on 117 of the 150 cards in the set. The cards will be
high quality and UV glossy coated. From what we understand, there will
be no "chase" cards or gimmicks to help sell the cards.
(Note: This set did include chase cards and
gimmicks. Marketing issues with the card set created a negative public