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Toxic! Magazine Marshal Law : Takes Manhattan

Toxic! Magazine Marshal Law : Takes Manhattan

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Estimated Condition: VFN/NM (Used)

Toxic! was a fortnightly full-colour British magazine launched by Apocalypse Ltd in 1991. A total of 31 issues were published from March 28 to October 24 1991 before Apocalypse went bankrupt*.

From Toxic! wiki page: Toxic! was the idea of Pat Mills, Kevin O'Neill, Mike McMahon, John Wagner and Alan Grant. The aim was to provide creators an outlet for their work to be published with them retaining the rights and control of their work

The first title released by Apocalypse was the UK version of Kingdom of the Blind published in October 1990 (as Toxic! Present #1).

This was followed by the UK version of Marshal Law Takes Manhattan published concomitantly with the first issue of Toxic! in March 1991 (as Marshal Law #2 which probably refers to being Apocalypse Present # 2). Both title were printed at larger size format magazine (the downside being the newspaper quality paper generating some yellowing with time).

A vigilante hero whose parents’ murder was never solved. A boy sidekick who is the latest in a long line of sidekicks who always seem to end up getting killed. Is this man a hero? Marshal Law doesn’t think so, although as a “hero hunter” he’s determined to bring the man in anyway. It’s just as well, because the man known as Private Eye is no Batman, despite their similar origins. Marshal Law can remember a day when there was a friendly neighborhood police officer on every street corner. Now, in an apocalyptic future, there is only him, and he’s determined to rid his city of criminals, psychos, and even heroes—if he finds any, that is—to make it safe. Or maybe just for his own amusement.

This twisted tale of violence and mayhem pokes dark fun at super-heroes and vigilantes, and the ultraviolence may have you needing a shower after reading it.

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