Gargoyles (SLG)

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Gargoyles was a comic book series produced by Creature Comics and published by Slave Labor Graphics. It continued the story of the Gargoyles television series after the end of season two. The first issue, "Nightwatch" was released in June 2006, over ten years after the series left the air, although the events of the series pick up less than a week after "Hunter's Moon Part Three", the second season finale. (The events of The Goliath Chronicles, the third season of the show, are not part of the comic book's continuity.)

Issues were written by Greg Weisman, and followed his Master Plan for the Gargoyles Universe. The first two issues, "Nightwatch" and "The Journey", were adapted from an episode that Weisman wrote for The Goliath Chronicles, also entitled "The Journey". Issues #3-5 ("Invitation Only", "Masque" and "Bash") told the Halloween "Double Date" story, a plot idea that Weisman revealed at Ask Greg in 1997.[1] Issue #6 ("Reunion") used a script that Weisman had written for the Marvel Comics comic book series before its cancellation.

Due to the success of the flagship comic Gargoyles, Slave Labor Graphics released the first spin-off mini-series, Gargoyles: Bad Guys, on November 29, 2007.

The first six issues of Gargoyles were collected in Gargoyles: Clan-Building, Volume One, a trade paperback. The remaining six issues were collected in Gargoyles: Clan-Building, Volume Two.

Gargoyles (issues #4 to #6) won the 2007 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Comic Book.

Content freedom

Weisman was apparently allowed a freer hand on content for this series than what the TV series permitted.

For instance, the comic was able to have:

  • Mild expletives ("Bastard!" in "Bash")
  • Action with more bloodshed as in Thailog's battle in "Bash"
  • Somewhat sexier clothing such as Angela's dress in "Reunion"

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