Following a devastating earthquake and a government order that Gotham City be declared a no man's land, a new social structure has emerged in the ravaged city -- one fraught with violence and desperation. Two-Face, the Penguin, Killer Croc and other villains battle for territory and the control of a quickly diminishing supply of food. But a few brave souls still stand for justice in Gotham, including Batman, Robin, Oracle, Nightwing and a mysterious new Batgirl.
The Monarchy is a dark, enigmatic and expectation-defying super-team: a covert interdimensional strike force fighting an enemy that it's just beginning to understand. Jackson King and Christine Trelane see symptoms of a worldwide illness manifesting itself. They discover that something is not only wrong with the world, but with the entire dimension, and it's up to them to stem the disease they have yet to fully identify.
Presented in stark black-and-white tones that represent Batman's worldview comes this collection of the Dark Knight Detective's hardboiled adventures. With stories and art by a stellar line-up of comic industry creators, including Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN), Joe Kubert (TOR), Frank Miller (THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, RONIN), Jim Lee (WILDCATS, BATMAN), Brian Bolland (BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE) and others, this Eisner Award-winning collection has become one of the most seminal graphic novels in Batman lore.BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 1 is a grand introspection into Batman's storied mythology, with these legendary writers and artists each telling standalone stories about this iconic character. Collects issues
A cataclysmic event has struck the Earth. Millions of people have vanished without a trace. No one is left unaffected--not even Superman. A year has passed and the Man of Steel is left with many questions and very few answers. For a hero who tries to have all the answers, it's torture. And just as the action heats up and the stakes are raised, one huge question emerges: Just how far is Superman willling to go "For Tomorrow"?
"Gripping from the first page... If you love comic books, history, or just love a story of a real self-made man, you must read this book." - Shadowlocked"A true visionary, Simon's book is laced with never-before-seen photos and illustrations, and told in his own words. If you're at all curious about the history of comics and one of its earliest visionaries, My Life in Comics is a must-read." - IGN ..". a lovely memoir, often funny, sometimes thought-provoking, and never ostentatious. It's a true pleasure to read." - Graphic Novel Reporter ..". essential reading for any fan of comic book history and storytelling." - ComicBook.com -- In his own words, this is the life of Joe Simon, one of the most important figures in comics history, and half of the famous creative team Simon and Kirby. Joe Simon co-created Captain America, and was the first editor in chief of Marvel Comics (where he hired Stan Lee for his first job in comics). Simon began his prolific career in the Great Depression, and this book recounts his journey to New York City, his first comic book work, his meeting with Jack Kirby, and the role comics played in wartime America. He remembers the near-death of the comics, and the scramble to survive. And he reveals what it was like to bring comics out of their infancy, as they became an American art form.
Enough is enough. The tension between the X-Men, the 198 and the O*N*E* has finally reached breaking point. As Civil War rips apart the Marvel Universe, the X-Men also find themselves crumbling from the inside out. Will they admit defeat, or will they finally start to fight back.
A new series begins, collecting the complete adventures of Green Lantern from his earliest appearances in the late 1950s in chronological order as they originally appeared.The adventures begin with the origin of Earth's Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, as he inherits the power ring of his fallen predecessor, Abin Sur. Before long, Green Lantern faces strange foes from lost worlds, as well as the deadly Weaponers of Qward, and starts to unravel the mysteries of his own Power Battery.
DESOLATION JONES VOLUME 1 TP Written by Warren Ellis Art and cover by J.H. Williams III Collecting the first six issues of the Eisner-nominated series by Warren Ellis & J.H. Williams III Michael Jones was a British spy who'd seen better days - but things took a turn for the worse once he fell into the Desolation Project's hands. Now he's the preeminent detective for an elite clientele - the underground community of ex-spooks in gritty L.A. Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 - 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US - MATURE READERS