Comico was a comics publisher in Pennsylvania that, through the nineties, published books such as Robotech, Jonny Quest, Mage: The Hero Discovered, Elementals and Grendel before it went bankrupt in 1990.
The publisher was sold to one Andrew Rev who started publishing colour comics under the name, including The Elementals, until 1997 with the final issue of the Elementals Vol 2 Sex Special #2.
Since then, there has been an attempt by the original founders to publish comcics as CO2 Comics, And many publishers have tried to sort out the legal issues regarding the publication of The Elementals, without joy. And no one seems to know where Andrew Rev is.
Well, somebody might.
In 1995, Steven Rev registered Comico Gaming as a corporation, as its President, and was credited in Comico titles, such as this from Red Dragon #1.
And it is Steven Rev who this month filed to register the rights for Comico for,
3D decals for use on any surface; Art pictures; Art pictures on canvas; Art prints; Art prints on canvas; Bumper stickers; Calendars; Cartoon prints; Cartoon strips; Children’s books; Collectable trading cards; Comic books; Comic magazines; Comic strips; Comic strips’ comic features; Comics; Decals; Decals and stickers for use as home decor; Drawings; Educational publications, namely, educational learning cards, flash cards, activity cards, workbooks, textbooks, activity books, story books, puzzle books, printed puzzles, teacher guides, manuals, posters and educational booklets in the field of math, english, science and history.; Framed art prints; Framed graphic art reproductions; Framed paintings; Giclee prints; Graphic art prints; Graphic art reproductions; Graphic fine art prints; Graphic novels; Graphic prints and representations; Illustrations; Lithographic prints; Lithographic works of art; Lithographs; Mounted posters; Newspaper cartoons; Newspaper comic strips; Novels; Original art pictures on canvas; Paintings; Paintings and calligraphic works; Paintings and their reproductions; Photographic prints; Photographs; Photographs that have been computer manipulated and enhanced to look like paintings; Pictorial prints; Picture books; Picture cards; Pictures; Posters; Printed art reproductions; Printed calendars; Printed collector cards made primarily of paper and also including metal; Printed holograms; Printed stories in illustrated form; Series of fiction works, namely, novels and books; Silk screen prints; Stickers; Trading cards; Unmounted posters; Wall calendars
His registration address is
22287 Mulholland Hwy #111 Calabasas CALIFORNIA 91302
Which is right next to the Gelson’s Village shopping area. So handy for parking. And Steve Rev has also recently registered the domain name for Comico.com.
So something’s being planned – and it’s coming from Steven, not Andrew…