Topps is returning to the comic book business … with Garbage Pail Kids

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Younger collectors may not know it, but there was a time when Topps published comic books and magazines

And that time is back with the first issue of Garbage Pail Kids issue No. 1 — “The Worst of 2016” — which is being sold only initially via Topps.com. The books are $19.99 with a pair of stickers (Grim Jim and Nervous Rex) also included. A discount is available for those buying five copies of the book. It will be printed to order just like its other recent online GPK releases, according to the company’s site.

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The eight-page book is the first comics from Topps since 1998. Plans for that first run were revealed in the fall of 1992.

Update: The second issue (above) arrived on Jan. 20 to mock Donald Trump‘s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Meanwhile issue No. 1 sold just 265 copies.

Past comics included The X Files, Xena, Zorro, Mars Attacks, Jurassic Park, Dracula, Friday The 13th, James Bond and plenty more with an emphasis on horror, fantasy and movie titles. Other notables with tie-ins included Jack Kirby, Ray Bradbury and Jackie Chan. The era included plenty of books that were polybagged with exclusive trading cards.

Its magazines date a bit earlier with branded releases for Batman (1989), releases for Star Wars and, of course, a short-lived magazine run about its own baseball cards and collecting.

A small sampling of past books via Mile High Comics can be seen below.

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