- Allen the Alien returns to Earth as directed by the Coalition of Planets -- he's come to gather information from Mark about his father -- the Viltrumite Traitor. Meanwhile, the Viltrumites have come to Earth to check up on Mark's progress as the reluctant Viltrumite Agent of Earth.
His name is Chuckles. He's the Joes' top undercover agent. And he's just infiltrated a top secret, highly organized terrorist organization... one the Joes aren't familiar with... one with a snake motif. As Chuckles is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark underbelly of Cobra, where one misstep means death, can he pull off the ultimate deception and bring them down from within?
Tying into his other blockbuster stories of 2008 Final Crisis and Batman: The Ressurection of Ra's Al Ghul, the legendary Grant Morrison confronts readers with the unthinkable... the death of The Dark Knight.
The troubled life of Bruce Wayne seems to spin out of control when his releationship with the mysterious Jezebel Jet deepens. Soon Bruce Wayne drops out completely, having seemingly become the victim of mental illness and abandoning his Batman identity for a life on the streets of Gotham City. Capitalizing on the fall of their greatest foe, the Club of Villains begin a crime spree through the streets of Gotham that threatens to bring the city to its knees.This volume collects Batman #676-683 and DC Universe #0.
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
May Parker has battled the Soldiers of the Serpent before and come out ahead. But this time, they have united behind a powerful leader, and May's spider powers might not be enough to save her this time. Also, May's romantic life takes a sudden left turn.
"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.
Written by Warren Ellis; ART BY Bryan Hitch, Michael Ryan, Paul Neary, and Lucian Rizzo; COVER BY Hitch and Neary Reoffered to coincide with the release of STORMWATCH: FINAL ORBIT, this trade immediately precedes it. A FINER WORLD reprints STORMWATCH Volume 2 #4-9 by PLANETARY writer Warren Ellis and the JLA art team of Bryan Hitch & Paul Neary, and features the first appearance of Authority members Apollo & Midnighter. SC, 7x10, 144pg, FC
Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) joins a murderer's row of talented artists in lending his unique touch to the Batman mythos for this Deluxe Edition hardcover Spotlighting the story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" from BATMAN #685 and DETECTIVE COMICS #852 in which Gaiman joins artist Andy Kubert and inker Scott Williams for a story that shines a new light on the Batman mythos. Also collects Gaiman stories from SECRET ORIGINS #36, SECRET ORIGINS SPECIAL #1 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #2. This collection is not to be missed
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.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPresented for the first time with stark, stunning new coloring by Bolland, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is Alan Moore's unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy and tragedy. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham City's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all? Legendary writer Alan Moore redefined the super-hero with WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA. In BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, he takes on the origin of comics' greatest super-villain, The Joker --and changes Batman's world forever. Stunningly illustrated, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, THE DELUXE EDITION has been lushly re-colored by artist Brian Bolland, presenting his original vision of this modern classic for the first time.