Backes Graphic Productions, in Princeton, New Jersey, produced 150 issues of PS Magazine, from PS 429 (August 1988) through PS 578 (January 2001). Their nearly 12-year contract-run, at this point in time, is second only to Will Eisner’s 21 years and 227 issues. Joe Kubert, the current PS artist, is closing the gap, though, having passed the ten-year mark earlier this year with PS 698 in January.
The New Millennium staff at PS picked four “best” front covers from the Backes era, ranking them as: PS 443, above, fourth; PS 563, third, immediately below; followed by PS 527, second; and, PS 525, first, in that order.
Scotto (who had worked with Murphy Anderson), Vic Scarpelli, and Brian Orlowski. Staff members were Saronda Stevens, Karen Mamo, and Allison Backes.
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