Thriller #1 (Nov. 1983)
Cover art by Trevor Von Eeden
|Format||Ongoing while in publication|
|Publication date||November 1983 – November 1984|
|No. of issues||12|
|Created by|| Robert Loren Fleming (writer)|
Trevor Von Eeden (artist)
|Written by||Robert Loren Fleming|
|Artist(s)||Trevor Von Eeden|
Thriller was a short-lived comic book series published by DC Comics beginning in November 1983. The series was originally written by Robert Loren Fleming and drawn by Trevor Von Eeden. It was sold only through the direct market. The taglines for the series were, "She has 7 seconds to save the world " and "You can't read it fast enough". The "she" in question was protagonist Angie Thriller. The "7 seconds" referred to a team of operatives who assisted her in various conflicts.
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