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Just wanted to let you guys know Steve sent me all of the fox kids magazines and the wizard magazine that sam and max are in. For refrence they are


Wizard Magazine NOV 1997-"strip tease"


Totally fox kids Autumn 1997-"2 page board game"


Totally fox kids Spring 1998-"2 page centerfold" "somethings not right here"


Totall fox kids Summer 1998-"Action figure surgery"


Purcell also sent me a few other things,

A sealed june 1994 Hero illustrated. I dont want to open it so I dont know if it is sam and max related.


Also there is a great comic called


Nocturnals "troll bridge"


Steve did some great art on some of this.

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Far as I can see just the back cover and the inside page. It has the girl doll from the toybox series. Great back cover. I dont know if he penciled the other stuff or not I cant find much on this comic. I can scan it if you wish. I also opened that magazine and sure enough there sits sam and max on page 94 and 95. Sort of a superhero biography fact file. Tells all sorts of stuff like height weight eyes hair, base of operations. A funny part of it is "the somewhat pathetic villains of sam and max" Also there is a picture of Purcell on the bottom left.

This magazine is called

Hero Illustrated #12 June 1994


If you find any info on it let me know. I can also scan these pages.

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Sam & Max Freelance Police Special Edition

Pub. 1987 by Fishwrap Productions

Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple


Critters #19

Pub. December 1987 by Fantagraphics Books

Night of the Cringing Wildebeest


Grimjack, Volume One #52

Pub. November 1988 by First Comics

Fair Wind to Java


Sam & Max Freelance Police Special

Pub. January 1989 by Comico


Critters #50

Pub. March 1990 by Fantagraphics Books

The Damned Don't Dance


Amazing Heroes #178

Pub. Fantagraphics 1990

I found this for free at a comic shop, read it, and threw it away (sorry!)

Inside was a lengthy interview with Purcell as well as some hilarious reproductions of early childhood strips of Sam and Max. (Not all the same ones featured in Effigy Mound or Age of S&M)



The Adventurer #1-12,14 (There is no Sam and Max strip in one issue between 3-7, any help?)

Pub. 1992-1994 by LucasArts

In Order of appearance:

Monkey Island, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, Fate of Atlantis, Star Wars comic 1 (Rebel Assault?), Star Wars Comic 2(?), Full Throttle, Animal Talk Show, Dark Forces, Frankenstein, Afterlife, Outlaws, Curse of Monkey Island


Sam & Max Freelance Police

Pub. 1992 by Epic Comics


Sam & Max Freelance Police Special Color Collection

Pub. 1992 by Epic Comics


The Collected Sam & Max: Surfin' The Highway

Pub. 1995 by Marlowe & Company

Has everything above, no color strips, republishes up to Adventurer #7


Wizard Magazine

Pub. October? 1997 by WizardWorld Inc.

Belly of the Beast


Oni Double Feature #10

Pub. 1998 by Oni Press

Sam & Max: Skeptical Investigators



November 1997 issue

A one page feature called "Striptease" with a scene from "Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple" and a description or something




Totally Fox Kids Magazines

Pub. Autumn 1997 by Fox Kids Worldwide

Action Figure Surgery (aka Vice Squad)

Kids Take Over



Totally Fox Kids Magazine

Pub. Spring 1998 by Fox Kids Worldwide

Something's Not Right Here



The Age of S&M

Pub. 2006 SDCC limited

Various sketches and artwork from over the years


The Effigy Mound

Pub. 2007 SDCC limited

Various sketches and artwork from over the years


New TellTale Surfin' The Highway Edition

Pub. Telltale Spring 2008 SC and Limited HC

Reprints a few things from the two sketchbooks, as well as the Fox Kids comics in b/w, along with Fair Wind to Java in color, various other ads and images, and everything else above





Some Comics by Steve Purcell not involving Sam & Max:


Writing and Artwork:


Defenders of Dynatron City

Pub. Marvel 1992

Working with Frank Cirocco, Mark McKenna, Tom Vincent, Ken Bruzenak, and Reneé Witterstaetter

Did Story and Pencils for all and Covers for 2 and 4 (He might have done more covers, but there is no signature or credits on some so I can't confirm)

#1 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/23571220536.1.GIF

#2 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/23571220536.3.GIF

#3 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/23571220536.3.GIF

#4 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/23571220536.4.GIF

#5 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/23571220536.5.GIF

#6 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/23571220536.6.GIF


Fast Forward #3: StoryTellers

Pub. 1993 by Piranha Press

Cover and Toybox story


Hellboy Christmas Special

Pub. December 1997 by Dark Horse Comics (Not reprinted in Hellboy TPB Vol. 3)

Toybox comic




Gumby's Winter Fun Special

Pub. December 1988 by Comico

Written by Purcell, Drawn by Art Adams

Gumby and Pokey go to hell.


Dark Horse Presents #107

Rusty Razorclam, President of Neptune

Pub. March 1996 by Dark Horse Comics

"Rusty Razorclam, President of Neptune"

Co-Created by Steve Purcell (writer) and Mike Mignola (artist)


Batman Villians secret files

Sometime in 2005

Clayface story

Written by Purcell and art by Mignola




Amazing High Adventure

Pub. Marvel 1984

Did the pencils



Different Worlds #37

Pub. Chaosium 1984

Did Cover




Pub. Marvel 1986

Working with Walter Simonson, Gerry Talaoc, Rick Parker, Petra Scotese, Terry Kavanagh

Did Pencils and Covers

(Man this comic looks awful)

#1 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/03901496680.1.GIF

#2 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/03901496680.2.GIF

#3 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/03901496680.3.GIF

#4 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/03901496680.4.GIF


New Mutants #43

Pub. Marvel 1986

Did pencils only



Alpha Flight #47

Pub. Marvel 1987

Working with Kevin Nowlan, Bill Mantlo, Mike Mignola, Craig Brasfield, Terry Austin, Whilce Portacio, James Novak, Bob Sharen

Did Pencils only



RuneQuest: Apple Lane

(Save the Hamlet from Scurrilous Scoundrels)


Did Cover



Gloranthan Bestiary

(Creatures from Around the World)


Did Cover



RuneQuest: Snake Pipe Hollow

(Venture Into the Heart of Chaos)


Did Cover



Mr. Monster (Michael T. Gilbert's Mr. Monster)

Pub. Dark Horse 1987

Did... something on 1 through 5

Obviously did covers for 1, 2, and 5 (real tiny signature)

#1 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/55179137946.1.GIF

#2 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/55179137946.2.GIF

#3 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/55179137946.3.GIF

#4 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/55179137946.4.GIF

#5 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/55179137946.5.GIF



(Genertela, Crucible of the Hero Wars)


Did Cover



RuneQuest: Troll Realms

(Troll Adventures and Encounters for RuneQuest)


Did Cover



Marvel Comics Presents


Did Cover only, worked with a ****load of people who don't matter to me



This time only did the back cover



Hero: Warrior of the Mystic Realm

Pub. Marvel 1990

Working with David Michelinie, Whilce Portacio, Bill Oakley, John A. Wilcox, Sam de La Rosa

Covers for 1-5

#1 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/40075324066.1.GIF

#2 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/40075324066.2.GIF

#3 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/40075324066.3.GIF

#4 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/40075324066.4.GIF

Did cover for #5 http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/40075324066.5.GIF

(not involved in 6)


Wolverine #55

Pub. Marvel 1992

Worked as a Penciler



Hero Illustrated #14


Has stats, characters profiles, and villian list on page 95 and 96



Saturday Morning Cartoon

Pub. Marvel 1996

Working with Bill Sienkiewicz, Ralph Sal, Michael Zeck, Patrick Olliffe, Trevor Von Eedon, Tim Sale, Neil Vokes, Steve Yeowell, Michael Avon Oeming, Christopher Moeller, Craig Rousseu, Ralph Sall

Did some Pencils



Nocturnals: Troll Bridge

Pub. Oni Press 2000

Did back Cover



Paper Museum

Pub. Jungle Boy Press 2002

Just did one of the boxes on the cover


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Cool, about time someone did this.


Dont know if you have this on but there is an oakland CA book with a 1 page bio on steve and sam n max are on there too. I will try to get a pic of it sent soon, I have other stuff too I need to send pics of. Some REAL cool stuff.

Also he told me he did HERO 1-6 not 1-4

Also again :p I found a site while trying hard to look for more purcell stuff and he did some early D&D covers, here is the site




And i read he had some involvement with "fish police" comics

And you forgot "amazing high adventure #5" that he penciled...yet another animax but i own it :p

He also did the back cover on "Marvel comics presents #42"

He had part in "Wolverine #55"

and "X marvel #21" as penciler

Also just read about inking in "Mr. Monster's super duper special #1-#5"

"superman man of steel gallery" inkin was also rumored to be done by purcell

Heck thats a load for now,

Let me know if u need more info I probably have some more not listed

Dont forget fox kids and that wizard mag too :p ill try to get any pics u need just let me know !

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I sent a message to steve about the hero comics a while ago, here was his response



Hello Steven--


I've been on vacation and didn't get your mail until now. Yeah, I did


penciling on those Hero comics and I would best describe them as

"unremarkable". I don't even have a set of them myself. So that's the


Take care,




I had asked about hero 1-6 he never said himself he didnt do 6 but he also never said he didnt. Ill dig up more but u might want to look at the GCD for some info on steve purcell, I got alot from there. Ill be in touch soon.

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Ok folks I have a few pics from my collection and will be getting more soon. I forgot to add one to the list last round so lets do that first, Ill scan the purcell page from it ASAP.

"Superman the man of steel gallery" page 21, pretty cool superman drawing. Also he did a

pic in a comic called "Paper museum" look below.


ok now for the scans, know that photobucket makes them horrid compared to the scans so if you need or want larger better versions email or message me.


Wizard 97 november




Fox Kids Mag covers




Paper museum



Nocturnals Troll bridge (Back cover)


evil and groovy :p love the toybox stuff


Rare Storyboard from unmade Cartoon

(not drawn by purcell but by animator in canada




this was for the next season of the S&M cartoon that was never made.


A new shirt I got from the P man himself along with some art he drew for me



god i love this next one



Also these are Avalon Hill's RuneQuest covers and a magazine called different worlds. Im looking to find any of these and I am also trying to get bigger, better pics of them too.


Different Worlds #37Nov/Dec 1984 (Purcell Cover)



Genertela, Crucible of the Hero Wars (1988) (Purcell Cover)



Into the Troll Realms (1988) (Purcell Cover)



Apple Lane (1987) (Purcell Cover)

NO PIC - need one ASAP :p


Gloranthan Bestiary (1987) (Purcell Cover)



Snake Pipe Hollow (1987) (Purcell Cover)




Well more to come and if you need anymore scans LET ME KNOW :p also if u have any info on more stuff NOT listed let gerbil or myself know !

Hero comics are on the way too. 1-6 Ill let u know.

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Ive always hated milehighs prices. I found differnet worlds for 3$ locally same with snake pipe hollow. Working on the beastiary right now, but they are asking 13$ per when you can get them at second hand d&d stores for less than 5$. If i get desperate Ill buy those but for now im still looking for Genertela, Crucible of the Hero Wars since the cover is badass. Someday soon I hope to make a purcell site mabye you could help with the info. Any other scans or anything you need ? let me know

Thanks for the info!

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Just an update for the Hero comics, I bought them all and emailed Steve himself about it, here is what he said


Q: In the comic series Hero,

did you do all covers 1-6 or just 1-5.



A: "I penciled all those Hero issues and penciled and inked all the covers."


Steve Purcell


He did not give any new info on other items however but I came across a few things ill try to scan over the next few days.

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I cleaned this up and updated it, if you guys ever want to put all this information on the website, then I will be happy to scan the covers of whatever comics I have so that you can avoid using scans with Mile High's watermark (assuming a lot of these links still even work.)


I didn't collect anything Steve Purcell didn't write though nor did I buy anything he contributed covers or artwork for.

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Have you seen the List of Sam & Max stories page at the wiki yet? The bulk of that info is taken from the old comicography and this thread. Let me know if there's anything missing or wrong with it and I'll fix it up.

I'm keeping this thread in mind in case we need any covers, but I think we're good for the moment. I'll think about what to do with the non-Sam & Max comics by Steve Purcell. Some of that stuff could go on the Steve Purcell page if nothing else.

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formatting mixup, doh!
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