Alpha Flight v2 001.cbz 13.65 MB
Deadpool #07.cbr 8.91 MB
Amazing Spider-Man v1 425 (c2cO).cbz 14.83 MB
August 1997 Notes.html 7.25 KB
Avengers v2 010 (c2cO).cbz 11.86 MB
Daydreamers 001 Cover.jpg 265.40 KB
Deadpool 007 Cover.jpg 215.69 KB
Deadpool 07 [FR].cbr 19.51 MB
Hercules - Heart of Chaos 001 Cover.jpg 301.76 KB
Marvel Vision 20 Cover.gif 208.59 KB
Men in Black - Far Cry 001 Cover.jpg 322.31 KB
Psylocke & Archangel - Crimson Dawn 001 Cover.jpg 186.95 KB
Thunderbolts 05 Cover.jpg 476.04 KB
Venom - Licence to Kill 003 Cover.jpg 270.46 KB
WildC.A.T.S. - X-Men - The Modern Age - Adam Hughes Ccover.cbr 524.71 KB
Wildcats - X-Men - The Modern Age (1998) [GR].cbr 20.71 MB
Cable 045 - Moving Target, part 1 - No Escape.cbr 10.84 MB
Captain America v2 010 (c2cO).cbz 11.01 MB
Conan the Barbarian v2 002 - Stalker of the Woods (2 of 3).cbr 12.36 MB
Daredevil v1 366.cbr 5.42 MB
Daydreamers 001.cbr 5.47 MB
Deadpool 007.cbr 5.37 MB
Elektra v1 009.cbr 9.11 MB
Excalibur 111.cbr 28.62 MB
Fantastic Four v2 010 (c2cO).cbz 12.39 MB
Generation X 029.cbr 13.42 MB
Ghost Rider v2 087 (c2cO).cbz 9.31 MB
Hercules v3 - Heart of Chaos 001.cbz 5.63 MB
Heroes for Hire v1 002.cbr 7.60 MB
Iron Man v2 010 (c2cO).cbz 11.57 MB
Journey into Mystery 511.cbz 9.37 MB
July 1997 Fill
Flashback - Thunderbolts.cbr 14.44 MB
Generation X & Gen13.cbr 14.17 MB
Ka-Zar v2 004.cbr 14.75 MB
Marvel Adventures 005 (1997).cbz 9.90 MB
May 1997 Fill
Casper And Friends Magazine 002 (c2c).cbr 35.22 MB
Men in Black - Far Cry (One-Shot).cbz 14.32 MB
Missing.txt 0.31 KB
Peter Parker Spider-man v1 082 - You've Got To Have Friends.cbz 11.49 MB
Psylocke & Archangel - Crimson Dawn 001.cbz 4.12 MB
Sensational Spider-Man v1 018.cbr 4.32 MB
SilverSurfer v3 130 (c2cO).cbz 7.84 MB
Spectacular Spider-Man v1 248.cbr 4.22 MB
Spider-Man Unlimited v1 017.cbr 25.42 MB
Star Trek - Deep Space Nine 008.cbz 4.28 MB
Star Trek - Early Voyages 007 (c2c).cbr 19.68 MB
Star Trek - Starfleet Academy 009.cbz 6.44 MB
The Incredible Hulk v2 455 (c2cO).cbz 10.42 MB
Thunderbolts 005.cbz 9.69 MB
Torrent downloaded from Demonoid.com.txt 0.05 KB
tracked_by_h33t_com.txt 0.02 KB
Uncanny Origins 012 Featuring Doctor Strange.cbr 6.85 MB
Uncanny X-Men 346 (c2cO).cbz 11.46 MB
Untold Tales of Spider-Man 023.cbr 7.70 MB
Venom - License to Kill 003.cbr 4.04 MB
What If v2 099 Mask of the Innocent.cbr 13.74 MB
Wildcats & X-Men - The Modern Age.cbz 15.78 MB
Wolverine 115.cbr 5.80 MB
X-Factor v1 136 - Nothing Lasts Forever (c2c).cbr 18.05 MB
X-Force 068 (c2c).cbr 26.45 MB
X-Man 029.cbr 9.58 MB
X-Men 066.cbr 5.32 MB
This torrent contains comics published by Marvel with a cover date of August 1997. The regular series go back to normal continuity after having, for the most part, taken July off for the Flashback issues.
Titles debuting this month are Alpha Flight v2, Daydreamers, Hercules - Heart of Chaos, Psylocke & Archangel - Crimson Dawn and the oneshot Men in Black - Far Cry. The only title finishing its run was the 3 issue Venom - License to Kill minseries.
Thunderbolts 005 is one of the issues for which Kurt Busiek won the 1998 Harvey award for Best Writer. James Robinson was nominated for the same award for work including the issue of Cable found here. Mark Waid's work on Captain America and Ka-Zar were part of his nomination for Best Writer. Tim Townsend got a nomination for Best Inker for work including this month's issue of Uncanny X-Men. Comicraft got a Best Lettering nomination for work including this edition of Avengers. And finally, Joe Kelly was nominated as Best New Talent for his work including these issues of Daredevil and Deadpool.
A few notes on how this was compiled: It started with fordor's collection for the month (thank you fordor). That collection included 34 comics. Each issue was checked for errors, cover date and completeness. Filenames were altered accordingly and normalized. Where possible scans from the Official Marvel DVD set replaced the earlier versions (thank you citaltras).
A general search was made to locate either higher quality or c2c scans for all comics issued during the month (in addition to the Marvel DVD scans provided by Citaltras). In cases where a scan of higher quality but fewer pages was found, the scan with more pages was selected, and the other was placed in the alternate scans sub-directory.
Searches were performed at Comic Book DB, at The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators and at CBDB (where they have issue #4 of the DC title Anarky listed as a Marvel book!). The North American Comics Market Estimates for June 1997 was also consulted (June because of the two month cover date lead time in publication). [By the way, Marvel had 8.5 of the top ten (and 17.5 of the top 25) sellers for the month (the half being an image crossover). They had 30.62% of the comics market for the month and they were in chapter 11 bankruptcy at the time.] The searches uncovered another 16 August releases. Copies of the available issues were added to the collection. The proto-torrent was then made available to a group of editors and reviewers for comment and any resulting issues were addressed.
In addition to the alternate scans sub-directory, there is a fill sub-directory for July 1997 upgrades, as well as a bonus sub-directory. The bonus folder contains a few things encountered while compiling the collection that don't belong in the main set. The May 1997 fill directory contains Casper and Friends Magazine 2 which was not included in that torrent. It belongs between 14182 and 14183.
These are the August (probably) Marvel titles missing from the collection:
* ClanDestine vs. The X-Men TPB (reprint)
* Marvel Vision 020
* Impossible Man Summer Fun Special 1997 (only in Diamond list may have been canceled)
* Spider-Man Cybercomic issues 054-057 were released in August
From the Panini Reprint line (UK)
* The Astonishing Spider-Man 024
* Essential X-Men 024
* Wolverine Unleashed 011
The comic "Star Trek - Deep Space Nine 008" is also available in the June 1997 Marvel torrent as #14845. It is included here because it has an August 1997 cover date. There is no numbering system in this collection because using an adhoc scheme that is alphabetical by month leaves no room for addition or deletion of misplaced books.
In Stan's Soapbox this month he talks about a made for TV movie filming in Vancouver starring David Hasslehoff in Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. It was released on May 26, 1998 to universal scorn.
In the news for August 1997:
Bankrupt Publisher Marvel Comics May Go Out of Business.
Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News, August, 1997
by Furman, Phyllis
Aug. 29--The jig is up at Marvel.
The bankrupt comic book company said yesterday it failed to reach an agreement with its creditors and may be forced to go out of business.
With the company running out of cash and hoping to stave off a disaster, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Helen Balick gave the venerable comic book publisher and its creditors a Sept. 8 deadline to agree on a rescue plan.
Finally (of course): Thank you to the legion of writers, artists, scanners, & uploaders who made this possible.