I’d Buy That For A Dollar: SLASH MARAUD #1 (November 1987)

Welcome to ‘I’d Buy That For A Dollar’ a column where I will be exploring the weird and wonderful world of dollar bin diving. The only rule is each and every comic is purchased for one dollar (or less!).

I'd Buy That For A Dollar

This week’s comic is DC’s Slash Maraud #1.

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Slash Maraud #1
Story by: Doug Moench
Art by: Paul Gulacy
Letters by: John Costanza
Colors by: Adrienne Roy

So you’re staying in and reading comics right?! Well, let’s talk about this GREAT comic right here. I had never heard of this book before, but it’s part of a Mature Readers trend DC Comics had in the ’80s before they established DC/Vertigo. And Slash Maraud #1, with its crazy post-apocalyptic setting, punk rock attitude and gorgeous art, could have easily been part of that line. Seriously this book is bananas in the best possible way. It’s got mutant dinosaurs, roving biker gangs, and a ‘Mozart-Reggae’ band of ape-man called The Habiline Wailers. The protagonist, Slash, is also a classic badass in the Snake Plisken/Mad Max role. Anyway, let’s take a look at some pages!


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Mutant T-Rex attack!!!
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Check out the amazing coloring in this club/bar scene. Paul Gulacy and Adrienne Roy are killing it.
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Love the four-panel layout here and how it sets up NYC. Again Gulacy is a master!!!!
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And the whole thing ends with a giant fucking panda! Amazing comics!

This being a ‘Mature Readers’ title, there aren’t any cool ads for toys and games. But there are ads for some cool looking series that I’ll be keeping my eye out for. Check them out below.

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Mike Mignola drawing Krypton?! Sign me up!
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DC did some cool stuff with The Shadow back in the ’80s.
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I have never heard of this series and I don’t know anything about it. But that ad is striking and I want to find it in the wild with no spoilers.
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I love seeing how different was to get comics back in the day when you could subscribe directly. Check out those prices too.

There you have it. That’s a glimpse into Slash Maraud #1. As far as I know, this was never collected, so if you want it you gotta hunt it down! Happy hunting!

You can find great dollar bins at almost every local comic shop. So find a shop, ask a comic clerk and start bin diving!

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Manuel Gomez
Manuel Gomez
Assistant Comic Book Editor. Manny has been obsessed with comics since childhood. He reads some kind of comic every single day. He especially loves self-published books and dollar bin finds. 'Nuff said!