Collects Marvel Super Heroes (1967) #18 [Author]; Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #4-5 [Author]; Giant-Size Defenders #5 [Author]; Defenders (1972) #26-29 [Author]; Marvel Presents #3-12. Captain America [Author]; Doctor Strange [Author]; the Thing [Author]; the Hulk and other familiar faces join the star-spanning heroes in the greatest war the future ever saw! Then [Author]; as the Guardians help a planet in turmoil rebuild [Author]; threats rise from two other worlds: one of them living [Author]; the other gone mad!
THE EPIC EVENT THAT SHOCKED A NATION AND CHANGED SUPERMAN FOREVER! Doomsday. A creature with single-minded purpose of death and destruction. He has landed on Earth, laying waste to anything--and anyone--who dares stand in his way. The Justice League makes a valiant, but ultimately desperate, attempt to stop the unknown juggernaut. When the beast nears Metropolis, Superman answers the call to stop him. And then the unthinkable happens. The Man of Steel...is dead. Join DAN JURGENS (SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK), JERRY ORDWAY (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), LOUISE SIMONSON (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL), and many more as they bring you the seminal moment in the history of the DC Universe and the world itself. Collects ACTION COMICS #18-20, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496-498, SUPERMAN #73-75, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-19, and for the first time ever in a collected edition, NEWSTIME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SUPERMAN.
SUPERMAN LIVES As an unknown alien warship, unnoticed and unchallenged, approaches the Earth, the world still doesn't know who--if any--of the four replacement Supermen is the real Man of Steel. Though each of them have their own claim to the title, two are beginning to show their true colors when they begin to battle the others for supremacy. Unknown to all, the true Superman--recently restored by a Kryptonian regeneration matrix--begins to plot his homecoming. But will he be too late to save Coast City from the clutches of a traitor and the return of the alien warlord, Mongul? Join DAN JURGENS (SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK), LOUISE SIMONSON (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL) and others as Superman reclaims his rightful place as Earth's greatest hero! The fourth of four volumes chronicling the epic saga of the Death and Return of Superman, collecting ACTION COMICS #689-692, ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #5, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #503-505, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN ANNUAL #5, GREEN LANTERN #46, SUPERMAN #80-83 and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #24-26!
SUPERMAN IS DEAD. But now, four mysterious beings appear--all with the powers and abilities of the Man of Steel! One claims he is a clone from the DNA of Superman. Another--half-man and half-machine--says he is Superman with a cyborg body. Still another, a cold redeemer of justice, states that he alone has the right to wear the "S" shield. And, finally, an armored figure who says he fights with the heart and soul of Superman. Who is the true Superman? DAN JURGENS (SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK), JERRY ORDWAY (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), LOUISE SIMONSON (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL) and others introduce four new Supermen to the DC Universe. The third of four volumes chronicling the epic saga of the Death and Return of Superman, collecting ACTION COMICS #687-688, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #500-502, SUPERMAN #78-79, SUPERMAN ANNUAL #5, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #22-23 and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL ANNUAL #2!
Collects Avengers (1963) #231-241, Avengers Annual #11-12, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16, Fantastic Four (1961) #256, and Doctor Strange (1974) #60. The ultimate Vision story begins with catastrophe, as the android Avenger is laid low by the mysterious Barrier of Annihilus! But, if it doesn't kill him, will his experience only make him stronger? And are Earth's Mightiest prepared for the answer? The old order changeth once again as the Avengers welcome aboard Starfox and a new Captain Marvel -- but does that leave any room for Spider-Man? And it's guest-stars galore as the fabulous Fantastic Four move into the mansion, the ghost of Spider-Woman haunts the team, and Doctor Strange makes a house call to ask for Scarlet Witch's aid in dealing with Dracula, Lord of the Vampires!
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #630-633. With a son in foster care, and working at the bottom of the pharmaceutical industry, how long will it be before a Lizard breaks the shell of Curt Connors? The Lizard will take over all of Earth unless Spider-Man alone can stop him!
Random earthquakes don't happen in New York - trust us, we live here. So how did one trap Spidey and a subway car full of New Yorkers underground? But there's more to these passengers than meets the eye as a high-powered mob trial's verdict is in their hands - and one of them has a crucial connection to Pete's old boss, J. Jonah Jameson! Also, when a bizarre criminal endangers Aunt May, Peter Parker is determined to bring him to justice. But who is this strange, faceless felon? How can Spider-Man stop a guy who can slip through his webbing? Plus, finally learn the truth about how Harry Osborn came back from the dead! Collects Amazing Spider-Man #578-583, Annual 2008.
A WORLD WITHOUT A SUPERMAN Superman was Earth's greatest hero until he sacrificed his life to stop the monster known only as Doomsday. Now the world and those who loved him must learn how to continue on without the Man of Steel. In this time of need, heroes like Supergirl, the Guardian and Gangbuster rise to the challenge and try to continue the Last Son of Kryton's legacy. But can they really fill the void left by Superman's death? As the planet mourns the man who symbolized the best humanity had to offer, Ma and Pa Kent truly grieve the death of their only son, while Lois Lane shoulders on the only way she knows how...by being a reporter. Through all this, a greater mystery begins to unfold, where is Superman's body? DAN JURGENS (SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK), JERRY ORDWAY (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), LOUISE SIMONSON (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL) and many more continue this seminal moment in the history of the DC Universe and the world itself. The second of four volumes chronicling the epic saga of the Death and Return of Superman. Collects ACTION COMICS #685-686, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #498-500, JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #70, LEGACY OF SUPERMAN #1, SUPERGIRL/LEX LUTHOR SPECIAL #1, SUPERMAN #76-77 and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #20-21!
Flames of the Faltine! Is it getting hot in here, or is it just Mephisto? When Doctor Strange joins Reed and Sue Richards in battle with the Lord of Lies, the enchanting sorceress Topaz is freed from hell. But half her soul remains in torment. Can Strange complete her, or will he fall prey first to a siren's song? Or perhaps to a feral feline demon? With a key part of his costume clawed to pieces, Stephen's going to need a new Cloak, but when the unholy Urthona strikes, he might need a new body too! The old saying goes, "Don't pay the ferryman until you get to the other side." But before Strange can reach it, there might just be a new Sorcerer Supreme! Collecting Doctor Strange (1974) #75-81.
The Masters of Evil take Avengers Mansion! In one of the greatest comic book epics of all time, Baron Zemo strikes at the very heart of the Avengers, as he leads a revamped and larger-than-ever Masters of Evil in an attack on the team's home -- and wins! And as if that wasn't enough, Earth's Mightiest Heroes must survive the climax of Secret Wars II and a battle for the ages between Kang and Immortus! The Sub-Mariner's membership leads to public protests, but that won't stop the Avengers and Alpha Flight from lending a hand during Attuma's assault on Atlantis. Meanwhile an old friend turns enemy: What's gotten into Quicksilver? Two teams of Avengers will assemble to find out! COLLECTING: AVENGERS (1963) #264-277, ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #39, AVENGERS ANNUAL #15, and WEST COAST AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 (AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 16).
Beginning the 'Reign of the Supermen,' continued from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (1939) #500. The Last Son of Krypton returns to action, and this Superman has no qualms about taking a human life...so long as it's the right thing to do! Also, Pa Kent reacts to Superman's tougher techniques.
The world reacts to the death of Superman! Following the Man of Steel's defeat by Doomsday, DC issued this standalone edition of NEWSTIME magazine to show how news of his fall shook Metropolis and the world to its core. Now available digitally for the first time ever, this periodical imagines hard-hitting reporting from the NEWSTIME staff (in partnership with rival DAILY PLANET!), exclusive images of Superman's tragic collapse, memorial coverage, editorial speculation about the fate of the Justice League, and the stunned reactions of cultural figures from Bruce Wayne to Dan Rather and Shaquille O'Neal.
As one of the greatest X-Men of all makes her triumphant return, one of mutantkind's deadliest threats debuts! When Jean Grey is found alive -- with a little help from the Avengers and the Fantastic Four -- she reunites with the rest of Xavier's original class to form X-Factor! But as Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman face new enemies Tower and Frenzy, little do they know the villains are part of an Alliance of Evil led by ... Apocalypse! Collecting: AVENGERS (1963) #263; FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #286; X-FACTOR (1986) #1-9; X-FACTOR ANNUAL #1; Material from CLASSIC X-MEN #8, 43.
Collects Avengers (1998) 24-34, Annual 2000, Thunderbolts #42-44. Earth's Mightiest Heroes vs. Marvel's Most Wanted, and more! The crisis of the Eighth Day pits the Avengers against the unstoppable force that is the Juggernaut, while Triathlon's first day as an Avenger takes the team south of the border and back in time thousands of years! And how does the mystery of Madame Masque match the curse of Count Nefaria?
Home are the heroes; but the villains are waiting for them! Avengers Mansion becomes the site of one of the team's greatest battles when Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil take down Earth's Mightiest Heroes one by one; one seemingly forever! Plus: an odyssey of Avengers; Alpha Flight and Atlantean civil war! Collecting Avengers (1963) #270-277.
Superman has always battled a wide array of powerful and strange villains, but none as unique as Mister Mxyzptlk! This imp from the fifth dimension doesnÕt want to destroy the Man of Steel-he just wants to drive him nuts! Once Mxy is taken care of, Superman must deal with the return of Metallo, the all-new Doom Patrol and the strange science created by Cadmus. While all of this is happening a strange ship crashes to Earth and changes the world forever. Ever since Clark Kent learned that he was a strange visitor from the planet Krypton he believed himself to be the last survivor of a doomed civilization. That is all about to change when he discovers the existence of other Kryptonians. Now, after seeing the destruction they have wrought, Superman must battle his own people and bring them to justice. And who, or what, is the mysterious being who calls herself Supergirl? Collects SUPERMAN #19-22, THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #441-444, DOOM PATROL #10 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2.
When Superman saves an innocent man from being killed, he discovers two disturbing facts: 1) the man he saved is part of a cult that worships the Man of Steel, and 2) the man's would-be killer is part of another faction dedicated to wiping them out! Even worse, both groups are gaining super-powers due to a mysterious, space-born source that Superman must discover before it is too late! Plus: When a young man gains superhuman powers, he must quickly learn to use them to protect his sister from assassins ... and to deal with a certain Man of Steel ... all in the classic three-part Sinbad Contract! Collecting stories -- drawn by the great Curt Swan -- from ACTION COMICS WEEKLY #601-641. Plus, SUPERMAN #48, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #471, and ACTION COMICS #658, written by William Messner-Loebs.
Collects Thor #14-17, Iron Man #21-22, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #11 & Juggernaut: The Eighth Day. Asgard's in shambles, Odin's not who he seems, and Enrakt the Enchanter has been following the thunder god far more closely than suspected! Thor also faces earthly foes in the Absorbing Man, Titania and the unstoppable Juggernaut!
Collects Thor Annual #6, Avengers #167-168, 170-177, 181, Ms. Marvel (1977) #23, Marvel Team-Up #86, Marvel Two-in-One #61-63, 69. The Guardians of the Galaxy, the future's greatest heroes, team up with the mightiest heroes of the present day: the Avengers! But will even the combined might of two millennia be enough to stop the deranged demigod Michael Korvac? Then, the Guardians' adventures in the 20th century continue as they team up with Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, the Thing and Adam Warlock, encounter the High Evolutionary and meet the enigmatic Her! But when the team comes face-to-face with Vance Astro's younger self, will they accidentally change their own past - and annihilate their timeline?
Part 2 of "Funeral for a Friend." Clark Kent is discovered missing in the wake of Superman's tragic battle with Doomsday while, in the Man of Steel's absence, Supergirl moves to take up his position as guardian of Metropolis. Continued in SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL (1991-2003) #20.
Dynamite presents the cross-over no one thought they would ever see - Ashley J. Williams (AKA "Ash") and Dr. Peyton Westloake (AKA "Darkman") in Darkman vs. the Army of Darkness! Featuring the creative team of legendary comics scribe Roger Stern, Kurt Busiek, and artist James Fry along with cover artists George Perez and Army of Darkness fan-favorite Nick Bradshaw, this trade collects - for the first time - the entire four-issue mini-series event! Also includes a complete cover gallery.
The Year One Annuals continue, exploring pivotal events and untold stories of the DC Universe's greatest heroes and in this case, villains! The year's most unusual Year One Annual looks at the previous lives of Superman's monstrous killer. Cursed with the ability to return after every mortal defeat, Doomsday has survived countless "Year Ones." Four tales are told of the Armageddon Creature's rampage through the cosmos, before his fateful first encounter with the Man of Steel.
It's 1958 and the Legionnaires are students in Mr. Swan's Art Class at Happy Harbor High School, frantically preparing for a visit from the President of the United States. Unexpectedly, this idyllic scenario comes crashing down around them when Happy Harbor is invaded by a monster from another planet.
Rokk Krinn of Braal. Imra Ardeen of Titan. Garth Ranzz of Winath. Three teenagers who, despite being complete strangers from member worlds within the fledgling Federation of United Planets, pool together their unique powers and abilities to thwart an assassination attempt against R.J. Brande, one of the cosmos’ wealthiest sentients. Seeing an opportunity to reshape the 30th Century and truly unify the struggling United Planets, a grateful Brande encourages his young rescuers to form the core of an interplanetary protection force-a group of young de-facto ambassadors from U.P. home worlds… …A legion of superheroes. Realizing Brande’s vision won’t be easy. The newly christened Legion is beset by an interfering U.P. government and uncooperative law enforcement, faced with growing cultural bigotry and xenophobia, and opposed by powerful enemies who represent grave threats to the galaxy. So begins the adolescent adventures of the 30th Century’s greatest heroes, written by the critically acclaimed Mark Waid (THE FLASH), Tom McCraw (AQUAMAN) and Tom Peyer (BATMAN ’66), and masterfully illustrated by Lee Moder (STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E.), Jeffrey Moy (STAR TREK/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) and many others. Collects LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #0, #62-68, and LEGIONNAIRES #0, #19-24 with an introduction by Mark Waid himself!