Armada Comics Counters

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Two years after the introduction of Magic, quite a few cards made use of counters, most of them originating from the Fallen Empires set. To facilitate gameplay, Armada Comics created a variety of cardboard counters and published them in sheets which were inserted in some of their first Magic comic books. Two of the counter sheets were assigned to more than one type of comic, yet never more than one sheet was included per comic.
The exact assignation between comics and sheets can be seen here:

The Shadow Mage NO.3: Sheet #1 or Sheet #2
The Shadow Mage NO.4: Sheet #3
The Shadow Mage Volume 1 of 2. TPB: Sheet #1 or Sheet #2
The Shadow Mage Volume 2 of 2. TPB: Sheet #1 or Sheet #2
Ice Age NO.3: Sheet #4
Ice Age NO.4: Sheet #5
Ice Age Volume 1 of 2. TPB: Sheet #1 or Sheet #2
Ice Age Volume 2 of 2. TPB: Sheet #1 or Sheet #2
Fallen Empires NO.2: Sheet #1 or Sheet #2

The counters are not equally divided on the sheets. The exact distribution can be seen here:



Armada Counters Sheets




Sealed brick of Armada Comics Counters


The Shadow Mage Volume 3 of 4
Title: "War Child"
Cover by Val Mayerik
Includes Free Magic: The Gathering Creatures Tokens (Sheet #1)
September 1995


The Shadow Mage Volume 4 of 4
Title: "First Duel"
Cover by Val Mayerik
Includes Free Magic: The Gathering Creatures Tokens (Sheet #3)
October 1995


The Shadow Mage Volume 1 of 2. TPB
Title: "The Aster Fall & Desolate Angel"
Cover by Val Mayerik
Includes Free Magic: The Gathering Creatures Tokens (Sheet #1)
December 1995


The Shadow Mage Volume 2 of 2. TPB
Title: "War Child & First Duel"
Cover by Val Mayerik
Includes Free Magic: The Gathering Creatures Tokens (Sheet #2)
January 1996


Ice Age NO.3.
Title: "The Shard"
Cover by Charles Vess
Includes Free Magic: The Gathering Creatures Tokens (Sheet #4)
September 1995


Ice Age NO.4 On The World of Magic: The Gathering
Title: "Forever Silent the World"
Cover by Charles Vess
Includes Free Magic: The Gathering Creatures Tokens (Sheet #5)
October 1995


Ice Age Volume 1 of 2. TPB
Title: "The Twilight Kingdom & The Frozen Dead"
Cover by Rafael Kayanan
Includes Free Magic: The Gathering Creatures Tokens (Sheet #2)
January 1996


Ice Age Volume 2 of 2. TPB
Title: "The Shard & Forever Silent The World"
Cover by Rafael Kayanan
Includes Free Magic: The Gathering Creatures Tokens (Sheet #1)
February 1996


Fallen Empires Volume 2 of 2.
Title: "Nations Asunder"
Cover by Anson Maddocks.
Includes Free Magic: The Gathering Creatures Tokens (Sheet #2)
October 1995

EXTERNAL LINKS
Fallen Empires tokens

INTERNAL LINKS
Armada Comics Book Inserts
Armada Comics Oversized Serra Angel 6X9


Images - Armada Comics Counters
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001 -2/-2 CounterIce Age #3/4 comic addition1995-09YES 
002 -1/-1 CounterIce Age #3/4 comic addition
Ice Age #4/4 comic addition
1995-09
1995-10
YES 
003 -1/-0 CounterIce Age #4/4 comic addition1995-10YES 
004 -1/+1 CounterThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
Voyage French Comic - reprints Wayfarer #1-5
1995-09
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
1996-09
YES 
005 -0/-1 CounterIce Age #4/4 comic addition1995-10YES 
006 +0/+1 CounterIce Age #3/4 comic addition1995-09YES 
007 +1/-1 CounterThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
Voyage French Comic - reprints Wayfarer #1-5
1995-09
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
1996-09
YES 
008 +1/+0 CounterThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
1995-09
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
YES 
009 +1/+1 CounterThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age #4/4 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
Voyage French Comic - reprints Wayfarer #1-5
1995-09
1995-10
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-04
1996-09
YES 
010 +1/+2 CounterThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
Voyage French Comic - reprints Wayfarer #1-5
1995-09
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
1996-09
YES 
011 +2/-2 CounterIce Age #3/4 comic addition1995-09YES 
012 +2/+1 CounterThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
Voyage French Comic - reprints Wayfarer #1-5
1995-09
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
1996-09
YES 
013 +2/+2 CounterThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
Voyage French Comic - reprints Wayfarer #1-5
1995-09
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
1996-09
YES 
014 1 Mana CounterThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
The Shadow Mage #4/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
Voyage French Comic - reprints Wayfarer #1-5
1995-09
1995-10
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
1996-09
YES 
015 5 Mana CounterThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
The Shadow Mage #4/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
Voyage French Comic - reprints Wayfarer #1-5
1995-09
1995-10
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
1996-09
YES 
016 1 Poison CounterAnson MaddocksThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
Ice Age #3/4 comic addition
The Shadow Mage #4/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
1995-09
1995-09
1995-10
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
YES 
017 5 Poison CounterAmy WeberThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
Ice Age #3/4 comic addition
The Shadow Mage #4/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
1995-09
1995-09
1995-10
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
YES 
018 1 Life CounterAmy WeberThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
The Shadow Mage #4/4 comic addition
Ice Age #4/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
1995-09
1995-10
1995-10
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
YES 
019 5 Life CounterChristopher RushThe Shadow Mage #3/4 comic addition
The Shadow Mage #4/4 comic addition
Ice Age #4/4 comic addition
Fallen Empires #2/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #1/2 comic addition
The Shadow Mage compilation #2/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #1/2 comic addition
Ice Age compilation #2/2 comic addition
1995-09
1995-10
1995-10
1995-10
1995-12
1995-12
1996-01
1996-01
YES