Tales of the Wonder Kind!
The Tales of the Wonder Kind comic series took root and grew in the Krypton Komics shop in the early 2000’s.
Krypton owner Gary Ochiltree had always nursed an ambition to write and draw comics. Let’s face it, no one opens and runs a comic shop for anything other than love of comics.
Having started his professional career as a commercial artist it was something he felt he could do. Running a comic shop was always a means to an end. However the means slowly became a real job and in spite of many story ideas, samples and submissions the Atlantic Ocean proved a very effective barrier to professional comics work.
So Gary being Gary, he decided if he couldn’t get into print in the US he’d have to take a different route. So in 2004 he completely and unethically abused his position as owner of a comic shop to publish Tales of the Wonder Kind 1 which was offered for sale exclusively in the Krypton Komics shop.
Issue one had a print run of 1700 copies which sold out. Gary managed to sell every single copy! Personally! It went to a second and then third print. 2005 saw issue 2 and 2006 saw issue 3 which featured a guest appearance by classic Silver Age inker Joe Sinnott.
Then in 2008 came the Graphic Novel collecting issues 1-3. Family and life meant it was a short(ish) while before issue 4 (featuring a cover by Gene Colan) arrived in 2023, kickstarted back into life by the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021! All the various printings and incarnations of the stuff that we still have available are shown below. Buy them in print if you dare!
In addition we’ve added links below to enable anyone to just read them for free! The stories are meant to be read, so read them!
Also newly created are our blank cover Sketch Remarque Editions for all four issues. Gary will sketch personally any single character you want on these! Just order the issue you want then send us an email of what you’d like. Every one a unique item!
Click the buttons at the foot of this page to read these items in full for FREE! If you like them come back and please buy the print versions!
Tales of the Wonder Kind features the adventures of the classic Golden Age Hero The Amazing Human Wonder along with his 1940’s team-mates The Expellers and his 21st century teammates, The Avenging Justice Brigade. It’s a whole universe spanning the Gold, Silver, Bronze and modern age of comics in a single comic book. If ‘they’ won’t let you play in their sandbox, just get your own and make it better than theirs! So I have. And it is! Enjoy.
Tales of the Wonder Kind!
Available exclusively at Krypton Komics!