The Unofficial Defiant Comics Archive
Last Update: 5/1/2021
The Unofficial Archive of 

DEFIANT COMICS

All Cover Images and Graphics located on this site are 1993-2021 by their respective owners. The content on this site is intended for review purposes only. 

Past News & Updates 

3/6/2021 - A fan created review of Good Guys #1 has been added to the Audio/Visual pageRobin's Reading Rainbow: The Good Guys Review

1/4/2021 - Added and upgraded some images here & here.

12/31/2020 - A fan based project has been proposed to print a Dark Dominion trading card that was not officially produced. The trading card would be copying a test printing of the card that was never actually produced for the market. More info is available here.

12/26/2020 - MeWe group started for this web site.

12/24/2020 - Added a picture of  DEFIANT Comics colorist Su McTeigue to the DEFIANT creators page. Su McTeigue is now Su Laing. Added a link to her web page.

12/13/2020 - The DEFIANT Fanzine is funded! An article about the Fanzine can be found at https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/ .

12/4/2020 - Notes added to the listing for the "Stand-Alone" version of Plasm #0

12/2/2020 - DEFIANT Comic fans Mark Davis and John Michael Helmer have partnered to create a DEFIANT Comics Fanzine through Lucky Comics. Proofreader's copies exist, but they are launching the public release through Kickstarter. This is a "must have" for DEFIANT Comics fans. It has been years in the making and it's almost here! If you are a fan of DEFIANT Comics or any of the creators involved, you do not want to miss the opportunity to obtain this publication. I encourage you to pledge your support!

DEFIANT Comics Fanzine (Cover A)
DEFIANT: The Comic Fanzine
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DEFIANT Comics Fanzine (Cover A)
DEFIANT: The Comic Fanzine
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DEFIANT Comics Fanzine (Cover A)
Sample interior page from
DEFIANT: The Comic Fanzine

11/25/2020 - Added original color art images to the following Good Guys covers:

11/25/2020 - Added original interior color art images to the Good Guys 1.5 listing:

10/5/2020 - One creator's dissenting recollection of  DEFIANT. Charles Yoakum describes his feelings about DEFIANT on his "ink destroyed my brush" blog post from May, 26th, 2009.

9/30/2020 - On the web, a review from the Scoop e-newsletter! The review covers the "Warriors of Plasm Collected Edition".

9/27/2020 - Fixed a bad image link on the Schism #3 Plot Notes page. Fixed bad links on various pages.

9/4/2020 - Added the original color art images to the following Charlemagne cover:

7/13/2020 - Added a larger image of a Dark Dominion Promotional Poster to the DEFIANT Related Collectibles page.

7/9/2020 - Added original color art images to the following War Dancer covers:

7/6/2020 - On the web, a review: "Dark Dominion Issue #1 (October 1993) (Defiant Comics) [Comic Book Spotlight Review of the Day]"

7/6/2020 - DEFIANT makes the list. Article: "10 Publishers We Wish Were Still Making Comics"

7/6/2020  - Someone read my messageboard. Article: "A Stray Bullet? Whatever Happened to David Lapham’s Defiant Mongrel?"

6/26/2020 - The web creator of this site is no longer actively collecting comics. Updates will be less frequent than they were. Facebook did me a favor and blocked access to my account. Posting on-topic comic book related content in a Facebook group is against their Community standards?! That's fine. I did some minor restructuring on the site today and fixed some outdated (bad) links.

2/16/2020  - Here is another online loacation dedicated to DEFIANT Comics. It is not affiliated with this site.  DEFIANT Comics Support Group Facebook Group

10/31/2019 - There are three online locations to discuss DEFIANT COMICS that are not associated with this site. Consider visiting them!

 10/31/2019 - Added card insert images to the listing for the "Special LIMITED EDITION" version of  DEFIANT Genesis #1. Added some minor updates and corrections to the individual pages for the "one shot" titles.

10/26/2019 - Added some sales information to Birth of the Defiant Universe #1. Added a Dave Cockrum Print (signed and numbered) to the DEFIANT Related Collectibles page.

10/23/2019 - Updated the credits on Dark Dominion #5 based upon a Facebook.com post by Tim Perkins. Added a scan of the color art for the cover.

9/24/2019 - Added 8 Diamond Dialogue Magazine articles to the Reading Room.

7/21/2019 - Added  Comics International #47 (A Brittish Magazine)  to the DEFIANT Related Publications page.

7/18/2019 - Added  Elektra Magazine #7 (An Italian fanzine)  to the DEFIANT Related Publications page.

7/14/2019 - Added a small article from Comic Buyer's Guide #1057 about Good Guys #2 having a printing defect. Added credits for Pauline Weiss on Glory #0.

7/12/2019 - Added a cover image to the page for Glory #0. The original source of this image is not known at this time. It may have come from an oversized promotional card product. The Glory #0 story can be downloaded as a PDF file.

5/28/2019 - New article added to the Reading Room. Added a very significant article titled "DEFIANT's Last Act?"  from the October 1994 issue of  Diamond Dialogue.

5/27/2019 - Added a CBG (#997) article from the December 25, 1992 issue to the Reading Room. This is one of the earliest articles about DEFIANT Comics. The page include a small segment about Jim Shooter appearing in QVC.

5/27/2019 - Comic creator and DEFIANT Comics fan Mark Davis says he is near completion on a DEFIANT Fanzine. He is shooting for a June 2019 completion. More information should be available at the DEFIANT Comics Fans Facebook Group. Neither the fanzine  nor the Facebook group are associated with this site. The only connection is a shared interest in the material itself.

4/7/2019 - Posted a more affable picture of Joe James on the Creators page.

3/16/2019 - Added some creators to the Creators page. This information is very incomplete and very outdated.

3/13/2019 - Corrected a link on the Reading Room page.

3/12/2019 - Added a link to the unpublished artwork for Warriors of Plasm #14  to the "DEFIANT Story Pages" section of the Reading Room. Posted a link to Tripwire Magazine's article titled "Scott Braden’s Lost Tales: Jim Shooter’s Schism" to the "DEFIANT Related Magazine Articles" section of the  Reading Room.

3/2/2019 - Added known "Certificate of Authentication" information to Good Guys #'s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. These pages have been updated to show the certificates from the retailer "Odin's Cosmic Bookshelf"

1/19/2019 - Fixed some bad links on the DEFIANT Related Publications page.

6/9/2018 - Added some scans of DEFIANT Comic ads.

6/7/2018 - Print run info was added to the first & second edition of Splatterball #0. Similar and/or minor info added to the first, second, and third edition Plasm binders.

4/19/2018 - Added a short interview with Pauline Weiss on the Audio/Video Page.

3/2/2018 - Added a cover scan of Comic Shop News #318 to the DEFIANT Related Publications page. A Plasm article from the same issue has been added to the Reading Room section.

2/22/2018 - Added a picture of Greg Boone (1959-2018) to a "Creators" page. Greg passed away on 1/23/2018 of heart disease.

2/13/2018 - Added a cover scan of Comic Shop News #328 to the DEFIANT Related Publications page. A Dark Dominion article from the same issue has been added to the Reading Room section.

1/5/2018 - Added info to a page dedicated to Plasm #0 (bound into Previews).

12/27/2017 - Posted larger images of the DEFIANT Tin Sets on a page dedicated to DEFIANT card products.

12/23/2017 - Fixed a dead link and upgraded an image on a page dedicated to transcribed DEFIANT articles.  Updated the Good Guys #1 page to show a Mile High Comics Certificate of Authenticity for a Jim Shooter signing done in 2011. Updated the pages to Warriors of Plasm #1, Warriors of Plasm #2, Warriors of Plasm #3, and Warriors of Plasm #4 to show a Golden Age Collectibles sticker that is present on some signed comics being sold.

8/27/2017 - Updated the Reading Room link to read Birth of the Defiant Universe.

8/26/2017 - Fixed a dead link in the Reading Room to the Amazing Heroes #3 Interview with Jim Shooter. Restored the link to the Plasm Tin Audio on the DEFIANT A/V page.

5/11/2017 - Added some images for the Defiant branded Ablesoft Comic Collector software.

3/11/2017 - New host! The old one was garbage. This will involve a major review of all site links and errors may exist because of the transition. The site is now up to revision 4.0.00!
Large files will require alternate hosting locations. The new host has a file size limit, but it seems to be faster and does not return blank pages or error pages regularly. Error pages may result on the site if links are still pointing to the old host.

3/6/2017 - Updated the Warriors of Plasm: Home For the Holidays page to show a Dynamic Forces Certificate of Authenticity for a signed version they released. Updated the Warriors of Plasm #1 page to show a Jim Hanley's Universe Certificate of Authenticity for a signed version they sponsored.

3/5/2017 - Updated the Dark Dominion #1 page to show a  Dynamic Forces Certificate of Authenticity for a signed version they released.

 2/21/2017 - Fixed the link to an article from Overstreet Comic Book Monthly #16 on the Reading Room page.

1/8/2017 - Added a Hero Magazine Insert Promo Poster to thr Promotional Items page. Added a DEFIANT Ad to the DEFIANT Ads page.

1/6/2017 - Updated the page for Plasm #0 bound into Previews. It now references that signed copies of the comic exist with a DEFIANT Certificate of Authenticity.

1/4/2017 - Added an article from Internal Correspondence Magazine (Nov. 1993) to the Reading Room page. Updated some issues to indicate that signed versions exist and added scans of the Certificate of Authenticity. Those include Prudence & Caution #1 and Charlemagne #1 with DEFIANT Certificates of Authenticity. It also includes Warriors of Plasm #'s 1, 2, 3, & 4 which had signed versions released by a retailer named Clobbering Time.

1/2/2017 - Updated the DEFIANT related publications page. Completed upgrading all the images. Updated the DEFIANT cards web page. Added an upgraded image of the Send-Away Art for the Plasm #0 card binders.

1/1/2017 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Updated the Reading Room page. Added a DEFIANT Article from the July 1993 issue of  Comic Book Collector Magazine. Added a Jim Shooter interview from Hero Illustrated #2. Added some Vantage Magazine articles. One is about Schism and the other has three articles all combined.  Updated the DEFIANT related publications page. Added a scan of Comics Scoreboard #52. Upgraded the scan to Rant #1 and added a scan for Rant #2. Removed Whacked! #1 from the One Shots page and added it to the DEFIANT related publications page. Read More at the links provided!

12/31/2016 - Added a link to the Triumphant/DEFIANT crossover advertisement to the bottom of the Triumphant/DEFIANT crossover page. Added a David Lapham interview to the Reading Room page. Unfortunately, the magazine source is unknown. It was possibly published in Arena Magazine. Added 3 DEFIANT articles from Wizard #24 to the Reading Room page. Added a Jim Shooter interview from the May 1993 issue of  Capital Internal Correspondence Magazine. It too is now on the Reading Room page. Added a scan of a large (oversized) Dark Dominion Promotional Card to the DEFIANT Cards page. Added a scan of a DEFIANT Ad Copy slick and a DEFIANT Ad to the bottom of DEFIANT Advertisement page.

12/30/2016 - Upgraded the scans for Amazing Heroes Interviews #3 and Arena Magaine #14. Added a scan for Arena Magazine #10. Added links to all of the articles for these magazines in the Reading Room section .  Updated a section for DEFIANT related publications. Updated a section for DEFIANT advertisements and solicitations.

8/4/2016 - Updated the Good Guys #2  page to make reference to a known version with a printing error. Thanks to online collector "Starbrand" for providing this information.

7/14/2016 - Added some scans of  DEFIANT Card products (oversized card sheets, etc.). Upgraded some images for some DEFIANT related collectibles.

5/3/2016 - Added information for a "Collector Value Pack" which included Good Guys #1, Dark Dominion #3, and Warriors of Plasm #5. The pages for the individual issues has been update.

5/1/2016 -  Revived the page for Solicited product as well as Cancelled products.

4/28/2016 - Updated some issues to indicate that signed versions exist and added scans of the Certificate of Authenticity. Those include Dark Dominion #1, Dogs of War #1, Dogs of War #2,  DEFIANT Genesis (without comicfest banner) #1, Origin of the DEFIANT Universe #1, and Good Guys #1. These will not be listed on the Index page because certificates and signatures can be easily forged. Corrected some typo's on the One Shots Cover Gallery.

2/23/2016 -  Updated the DEFIANT Comics checklist with links to images and galleries. The site has been plagued by upper/lower case discrepancies on the file names which have made some links invalid. The site has cleaned up some hyperlinks for the Warriors of Plasm title today.

1/25/2016 - Minor formatting corrections done on various pages.

1/24/2016 - The Charlemagne Cover Gallery has been updated.  The War Dancer Cover Gallery has been updated. The Dark Dominion Cover Gallery has been updated.

1/23/2016 - The Dogs of War Cover Gallery has been updated.

1/17/2016 - Corrected links and made minor updates to the DEFIANT Cards page.

1/16/2016 - Updated the Warriors of Plasm Gallery Page. Corrected links and made minor updates to the DEFIANT Cards page.

1/14/2016 - The DEFIANT Editorials are now back online. Partially update the DEFIANT Cards page. Added a section of additional links on the main page. One link added was the DEFIANT A/V page. Some pages have been revived in the background, but they may have some broken image links.

1/10/2016 - The Reading Room is updated and all the links appear to be working. If you click on links to other pages from there, the links may go dead. Updates are still occurring in the background. The Good Guys Cover Gallery has been updated.

1/9/2016 - Page updates in the background. Links are being fixed and some are breaking as the file structure is being changed and files are being renamed. Be patient! Uploaded a Chris Claremont interview from 1994. It was published by Vantage Magazine. The issue number has not been determined. The War Dancer "Beat Outline" to issue #5 is now available again. This is plotting session notes donated by Pauline Weiss many years ago. Uploaded the Birth of the Defiant Universe (link updated 8/27/2017) promotional comic. The Defiant Timeline has been updated and relocated. This consists of  unpublished creator notes. The published script titled "The Defiant Universe" has been relocated online along with the web page being updated.

1/8/2016 - Page updates in the background. Uploaded the "Defiant Steps" article in Comics Scene #36. A cover scan to Comics Scene #36 is posted on the messageboard here!

1/7/2016 - Page updates in the background. Uploaded the War Dancer interview in Comics Scene #41. A cover scan to Comics Scene #41 is posted on the messageboard here! Uploaded the "Defiant Shuts Down" article in Vantage #1. The cover scan has been posted on the messageboard here. Posted the "Defiant's Schism" article from Overstreet Comic Book Monthly #16. The cover scan has been posted on the messageboard here.

1/4/2016 - Page updates in the background. Added a link to the Dark Dominion #0 script on the messageboard! Uploaded Jim Shooter interview article in Arena Magazine #14.

1/3/2016 - Prudence & Caution Gallery page reworked. The  individual issues have the credit pages reestablished. The Triumphant/Defiant Crossover page has been udated and reworked. The Glory #0 story has been brought back. Glory #0 credits have been added to the page. Issues exist with the navigation menu on all pages. The "News & Updates" section will be required to locate any unlisted pages for now.

1/2/2016 - A review and rebuilding of the site has been resumed. The scope of the content will be reviewed as updates are made.

12/26/2013 - Reworked the entire site.  Brought back an assortment of content and graphics which had been removed. The scope of the site will mainly be limited to comics. 

12/26/2013 - Purged the update list. Most of it did not related to the current site configuration.

1/18/03 - The cover gallery layout was finalized. Links checked. Scans are online and all appear to be functioning.
 

 
 
Future Updates Planned  
(Not in any specific order) 

  • Review local files and add as much interesting content as possible.
  • Add Art Scans
  • Fix errors as dicovered.
  • Upgrade image sizes during normal page updates.

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