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The Next Issue Project is a series of American comic-book anthology one-shots published by Image Comics beginning in February 2008. The multi-title project, edited by Erik Larsen, creator of Savage Dragon, features comic book characters that have fallen into the public domain.[1][2]

Next Issue Project
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Cover of Next Issue Project 1 (Fen 2008 Image Comics)
Art by Erik Larsen
Publication information
PublisherImage Comics
FormatsOriginal material for the series has been published as a set of one-shot comics.
Publication dateFebruary 2008

The premise behind the series, according to Larsen, is:


Publication historyEdit

Each issue of the Next Issue Project utilizes features from a title published during the 1930s and 1940s period historians and fans call the Golden Age of Comic Books, with similar dimensions and page count, both larger than the modern-day standard. Each issue continues the name and numbering of each title.

The first issue, Fantastic Comics #24 came out in February 2008. It was followed by Silver Streak Comics #24 in December 2009.[4] and later Crack Comics #63.


Fantastic Comics #24Edit

Continuing from Fox Feature Syndicate's Fantastic Comics. This issue was released on February 13, 2008. It contained the following stories:

Silver Streak Comics #24Edit

Continuing from Lev Gleason Publications' Silver Streak Comics. Released in December, 2009. It contained the following stories:

Crack Comics #63Edit

Continuing from Quality Comics' Crack Comics. This issue was released on November 2, 2011. It contained the following stories:

Speed Comics #45Edit

Continuing from Harvey Comics' Speed Comics. Will feature Shock Gibson, Captain Freedom and War Nurse.


  1. ^ The Golden Age is Back in "The Next Issue Project", Comic Book Resources, July 20, 2007
  2. ^ One Fan's Opinion, by Erik Larsen, Comic Book Resources, August 4, 2007
  3. ^ Larsen, Eric. Crack Comics "#63" press release, Comic Book Resources (Sept. 30, 2010).
  4. ^ Wigler, Josh (December 14, 2009). ""Next Issue Project" Returns With "Silver Streak Comics" #24". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 16, 2009.