The origin and first appearance of one of DC's iconic super heroes takes place here. Jay Garrick, the original Flash, is introduced in a story by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert! NOTE: Sorry, not all stories shown on the cover can be included.
Featuring the first appearance of Dick Grayson! As Batman's sidekick Robin debuts, learn how Dick Grayson went from circus performer to the Boy Wonder to crime-fighter!
American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and enduring as that of the Batman. The dark, mysterious hero who debuted in 1939Õs DETECTIVE COMICS #27 as the lone ÒBat-manÓ quickly grew into the legend of the Caped Crusader. After his landmark debut and origin story the Dark Knight was given many seminal elements including his partner in crime-fighting Robin, the Boy Wonder, and such adversaries as the Joker, Hugo Strange and Catwoman. BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE VOLUME ONE collects all of the Dark Knight DetectiveÕs first-ever adventures from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-45, BATMAN #1-3 and NEW YORK WORLDÕS FAIR COMICS #2.
He is a scientist. He is a family man. He is a master of momentum. He is one of the world's greatest superheroes. He cannot be outrun. He is the FlashÉ and he is the Fastest Man Alive. Jary Garrick first sped onto the scene in 1940 and in the three-quarters of a century since his earliest super-speedster adventures, Barry Allen and Wally West have carried on wearing the symbol of the yellow lightning bolt as the Flash combating evil throughout Keystone City, Central City, the multiverse, and time itself. From his fleet-footed debut by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert to his modern fiery forms by Mark Waid, Geoff Johns and Francis Manupal, THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects the stories of the Scarlet Speedsters' heroics at hypervelocity, from such legendary comic talents as Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino, John Broome, Len Wein, Cary Bates, Irv Novick, George Perez, William Messner-Loebs, Mike Wieringo, Scott Kollins, Ethan Van Sciver and more.
For the first time, DC Comics collects Batman stories originally published between 1948 and 1966 that were adapted into specific episodes of the classic Batman TV series! Starring The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler and Mr. Freeze (here called –Mr. Zero”), and featuring the debut of Batgirl, these stories have never been collected together before. Collected from BATMAN #53, 73, 121, 140, 169 and 171, and DETECTIVE COMICS #230, 346 and 359.
Question: What wicked genius leaves clues for The World's Greatest Detective to lead to his capture, only to arrogantly flaunt how he can cleverly elude it? Answer: The Riddler. The most madcap exploits of Gotham's resident puzzling prodigy are collected here in BATMAN ARKHAM: THE RIDDLER! As a criminal mastermind with a propensity for perplexity, Edward Nygma has historically been Batman's utmost intellectually astute adversary. With a wayward acumen for wreaking havoc, his wits are unmatched. Almost. BATMAN ARKHAM: THE RIDDLER collects some of the villain's greatest stories by some of the industry's greatest creators, including Scott Snyder (BATMAN), Gardner Fox (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA), Len Wein (SWAMP THING), Bill Finger (DETECTIVE COMICS), Jim Aparo (THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD), Paul Dini (GOTHAM CITY SIRENS) and many more!
The iconic Batman villainÕs greatest stories from the past 60 years are collected here for the first time ever! Featuring work from legendary creators, including Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN AND ROBIN), Doug Moench (SPECTRE), Gardner Fox (FLASH), Bill Finger (DETECTIVE COMICS), Kelley Jones (SWAMP THING), Gene Colan (NIGHT FORCE) and many more! Professor Jonathan Crane has always been obsessed with one thing: fear. Using his twisted experiments to discover peopleÕs darkest phobias, he has become one of the Dark KnightÕs deadliest foes. When the Scarecrow decides to commit a crime, the main motivation isnÕt money or revenge-itÕs to learn his victimÕs greatest fear and use it to further his own twisted agenda. In their showdowns, the Caped Crusader must contend not only with the Scarecrow, but his own hidden fears! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #23.3, #73, #389, #486, #540; BATMAN #189, #296, #373, #523, #524; BATMAN ANNUAL #19; WORLDÕS FINEST #3 and JOKERÕS ASYLUM: SCARECROW #1
More than 300 pages of the famous super-teamÕs inaugural exploits! Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. The Flash. Green Lantern. Aquaman. The Martian Manhunter. Green Arrow. As individuals, their names are legend. Together, they are even greater than the sum of their parts. They are the Justice League of America, and they stand for truth, justice and the American way! Since they were first commissioned by renowned DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz in 1960, the Justice League has thrilled audiences across the globe in tales that span time and space. Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28-30, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1-8 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #75, and includes the classic tales ÒDoom of the Star Diamond,Ó ÒThe Slave Ship of SpaceÓ and ÒStarro the Conqueror!Ó
Perhaps the most famous of all the Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan put on the lantern’s ring for the first time in 1959. A re-envisioning of the original crime-fighting Green Lantern (Alan Scott), created by John Broome in the 1940s, this new Green Lantern was a science fiction adventurer. He battled aliens, giant monsters, wealthy sociopaths out to steal his power ring...and the efforts of his lady love, Carol Ferris, to discover his true identity. As the Green Lantern of the Silver Age of comic books, Hal Jordan captured the imagination of a space-minded society of the ’50s and ’60s. GREEN LANTERN: THE SILVER AGE VOLUME 1 collects the adventures of Hal Jordan as he takes on the responsibility of the ring and the lantern for the first time in SHOWCASE #22-24 and GREEN LANTERN #1-9.