The new monthly, priced 99p and in a much cheaper format than its predecessors, reprinted BLACK ORCHID (previously announced for the never-published ZONES issue 5), ANIMAL MAN (following a truncated run in DC ACTION) and HELLBLAZER.
Animal Man was suspended after two issues in favour of CATWOMAN reprints. He was due to resume in issue five but, true to London Editions form, it was never published.
Shockwave had the working title SHADOWS which survived into pre-launch house ads.
Unlike the demise of its predecessors, LEM didn't have a third crack at repackaging the same material.
PRE-LAUNCH ADVERT FOR SHADOWS
LEM HOUSE-AD FROM 1991.
SUPERMAN, BATMAN and BATMAN PRESENTS proved to have some longevity, the weekly HEROES and, of course, SHOCKWAVE didn't.