The Punisher literally kills the Marvel Universe in a classic tale by one of Frank Castle's signature writers, Garth Ennis! But don't worry, the MU is back for round two -- kind of -- in a post-apocalyptic war zone filled with cannibalistic super types. Plus: Bullets fly in some of Frank's best clashes with the costumes and capes! He'll come between old pals Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and gatecrash Spider-Man's volatile first meeting with Nightcrawler -- this ain't no team-up! Watch him make Spidey, Daredevil and Wolverine look like a Confederacy of Dunces, and prepare to be amazed when the Punisher takes on the Avengers! Yes, even Thor! Collecting PUNISHER KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #161-162, HEROES FOR HIRE (1997) #9, PUNISHER (2001) #33-37, PUNISHER WAR ZONE (2012) #1-5 and MARVEL UNIVERSE VS. PUNISHER #1-4.
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!
Discover what happened before WATCHMEN. The team of legendary writer Len Wein and acclaimed artist Jae Lee--in his first DC Comics' work in nearly a decade--delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one go from the son of immigrant parents to becoming the world's smartest man? Adrian Veidt begins his journey, both spiritual and physical, that will one day make him one of the most pivotal players in the world-changing events of WATCHMEN. Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1-6, "Curse of the Crimson Corsair."
Celebrate the birthday of the book that made a Giant-Size impact on comics! Revisit the fateful day that Professor X gathered an all-new, all-different, multinational mix of mutants — as Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Banshee, Sunfire, Thunderbird and some guy named Wolverine unite with Cyclops in the rescue tale that ushered in four decades of uncanny adventures! See how the original team reacted to the newly expanded roster! Learn the tragic histories of Colossus and Wolverine! Ask yourself “What If?” they all died or never even met! And savor the explosive epic that revealed the group’s true deadly genesis and the ill-fated existence of a previous team! Collecting: Giant-Size X-Men #1 and #3-4, Classic X-Men #1, X-Men Origins: Colossus #1, X-Men Origins: Wolverine #1, X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1-6, What If? (1989) #9 and #23, and material from X-Men Gold #1.
These tales from the 1970s are written by Len Wein, co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine and writer of BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS. In this new hardcover, Batman battles the villainy of The Joker, The Riddler, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Ra's al Ghul and many others. Collects Detective Comics #408, #444-448, #466, #478-479, #500, #514, Batman #307-310, #312-319, #321-324, #326-327, World's Finest Comics #207, DC Retroactive Batman - The 70s, Untold Legends of the Batman #1-3, Batman Black and White #5.
With the original X-Men captured, Professor X recruits an All-New, All-Different team to take on the mantle of the Uncanny X-Men! Including Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Sunfi re, and Warpath, this new international cast redefined super-hero teams forever. The transition won't come easy, though. Wolverine and Cyclops will clash. X-Man will battle X-Man. Death and rebirth will visit the team, and an old nemesis will return. Also featuring the debut of Alpha Flight and the Weapon X program, the fi rst outer space saga with the Starjammers, and rare X-Men adventures. Comic-book titans Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and John Byrne guide their new X-Men through it all, raising the series to the peak of white-hot popularity. And it all starts here! COLLECTING: VOL. 5; GIANT-SIZE X-MEN (1975) #1, X-MEN (1963) #94-110, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #53, #69-70, ANNUAL (1976) #1, IRON FIST (1975) #14-15, MATERIAL FROM FOOM (1973) #10.
Collects Star Wars 3-D #1–3; Star Wars: Devilworlds #1–2; Star Wars: Death Masque; Star Wars Weekly #60, #94–99, and #104–115; Star Wars from Pizzazz #10–16; The Rebel Thief, X-Wing Marks the Spot, Imperial Spy, and The Gambler's Quest from Star Wars Kids #1–15; Star Wars: The Mixed-Up Droid; Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Galoob minicomic; Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Ertl minicomic. In this collection are rare stories from UK publications, toy pack-ins, Star Wars Kids magazine, and even issues that were originally published in 3-D! A treasure trove of unexpected gems for the casual Star Wars fan - and a completist's dream - this volume contains work from some of comics' most famous writers and artists, including Alan Moore, Chris Claremont, Archie Goodwin, Walt Simonson, and Alan Davis, plus stories featuring the greatest heroes and villains of Star Wars! Stories you never knew existed - that you can't live without!
The Amazon Princess known as Diana--a.k.a. Wonder Woman--comes to the "Man's World" to defeat the God of War Ares. But there are now other threats lurking in the darkness... including the deadly Cheetah, who will stop at nothing to posess Wonder Woman's precious lasso of truth! Diana of Themyscira faces foes from all fronts in this dynamic graphic novel by comics legends George Pérez and Len Wein!
The Hulk is out for revenge! And he'll have plenty of heavy hitters to unleash his anger on in the latest Marvel Masterworks! The Abomination, Juggernaut and Rhino are just the first in a murderer's row of earth-shaking enemies before the ever-incredible Hulk. Then, a battle with the Cobalt Man will send Hulk raging to Attilan, home of the Inhumans! To save their hidden city, they launch Hulk into deep space - but a mean green course correction lands Hulk on Counter-Earth! COLLECTING: INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #171-183.
During the original Batman television series run, legendary writer Harlan Ellison turned in an outline for a story that would have introduced Two-Face. The story never made it to air, and Two-Face never entered the TV show's Rogues Gallery--until now! "The Two-Way Crimes of Two-Face" is adapted to comics by two comic book legends: writer Len Wein and artist Jos_ Luis Garcia-Lopez.
Boldly going€ where it all started! Presenting the first comic book adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew! Fully re-mastered with new colors, this volume collects issues #7_12, including stories such as "The Voodoo Planet," "The Legacy of Lazarus," "The Brain Shocker," and more.
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Once, there were infinite Earths. Then there came a Crisis...a Zero Hour...a Flashpoint. Worlds lived. Worlds died. But some worlds must now fight for their future-in the Convergence! The evil alien intelligence known as Brainiac has stolen 50 doomed cities from places throughout time and space and sealed them behind impenetrable domes. Now, after a year, the domes will come down-and the heroes and villains of 50 dead worlds must battle to be the last one standing! In this volume: WONDER WOMAN: Diana Prince must defend Gotham City against vampire versions of Batman's archenemies Poison Ivy, Catwoman and the Joker from the world of Red Rain! SWAMP THING: Sealed away from the power of the Green for a year, Alec Holland must regain his strength and defeat the Darkest Knight of all, vampire Batman! THE FLASH: Barry Allen, the key to the Crisis itself, must race to defeat the godlike tyrant of the Tangent Universe-Superman! NEW TEEN TITANS: The greatest Titans team in the history of the Multiverse squares off against the Tangent Universe's deadly Doom Patrol! JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: It's up to the Elongated Man to lead the second-string heroes of the Detroit Justice League and repel the invasion of the Tangent Universe's Secret Six! The most iconic heroes of the CRISIS era fight the twisted heroes of two of the most popular Elseworlds universes in CONVERGENCE: CRISIS BOOK TWO!
Boldly goingƒ where it all started! Presenting the first comic book adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew! Fully re-mastered with new colors, including stories such as "Dark Traveler," "The Enterprise Mutiny," "The Hijacked Planet," and more. Collects issues #13_18.
A CONVERGENCE tie-in graphic novel, starring heroes from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS-and RED SON! Once, there were infinite Earths. Then there came a Crisis...a Zero Hour...a Flashpoint. Worlds lived. Worlds died. But some worlds must now fight for their future-in the Convergence! The evil alien intelligence known as Brainiac has stolen 50 doomed cities from throughout time and space and sealed them behind impenetrable domes. Now, after a year, the domes will come down-and the heroes and villains of 50 dead worlds must battle to be the last one standing! In this volume: ACTION COMICS: The Superman and Power Girl of Earth-2 must stand together against the Wonder Woman of a different Earth entirely: the totalitarian world of Red Son! DETECTIVE COMICS: Dick Grayson and Helena Wayne-Robin and the Huntress-battle for the Batman's legacy against Red Son's Soviet Superman...and each other! JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Earth-2's original heroes regain their youth to fight the antimatter universe's Weaponers of Qward-but at what cost? INFINITY INC.: To save their world, Earth-2's young heroes must defeat a man who's already survived the end of his own: the post-apocalyptic Jonah Hex! WORLD'S FINEST: As the Seven Soldiers of Victory ride to war against the Weaponers of Qward, cartoonist Scribbly Jibbet must tell their tale...or die trying! The heroes and villains of one of comics' most beloved worlds-the pre-Crisis Earth-2-take on characters from the acclaimed Elseworlds tale RED SON and more in CONVERGENCE: INFINITE EARTHS BOOK 1!
Swamp Thing returns in an all-new series written by his co-creator, legendary writer Len Wein! Swamp Thing has received an ominous warning, and now he finds himself under attack from the forces of dark magic. These are more than just your average monsters-and there's something much worse looming on the horizon for Alec Holland!
Once upon a time, the world’s greatest heroine was reimagined by a comic book legend. More than forty years after debuting in ALL STAR COMICS #8, the Wonder Woman was reshaped by the legendary George Pérez and returned to the public eye in 1986. She was met with such acclaim that Pérez’s original commitment of six months was extended, and extended, until almost five years had passed. In collaboration with co-writer Len Wein and inker Bruce Patterson, Pérez spearheaded Wonder Woman’s adventures for years, leading her to an unprecedented level of success. Now these groundbreaking tales are available in the first of a series of trade paperbacks, collecting WONDER WOMAN #1-14 with bonus material including a Who’s Who of Wonder Woman’s world and an art gallery.
An unprecedented celebration of the worldÕs ultimate super-villain, featuring work from comics legends Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Bill Finger, Curt Swan, Dick Sprang, Len Wein, John Byrne, Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke and more. For 75 years, super-villain Lex Luthor has dedicated his life to ridding Earth of the menace that is Superman. Though just an ordinary man, LuthorÕs superior intelligence and cunning are power enough to make him the ultimate match for the Man of Steel. From mad scientist to corrupt business tycoon to President of the United States, SupermanÕs greatest nemesis has been reinvented time and again, as for three-quarters of a century the two rivals have continued their ultimate matchup of brains versus brawn!
The legendary Swamp Thing has resurfaced for a new age-just as a new force threatens to rot away all life on Earth! Since the dawn of time, the planet's safety has depended on maintaining a balance of three great powers: THE GREEN, the force that unites all plant life; THE RED, the force that unites all animal life; and THE ROT, the force of death. Each generation, the Green selects an avatar to serve as its protector-the Swamp Thing. But Doctor Alec Holland, the Green's newest champion, is no longer interested in the role. The Rot's own avatar is growing stronger, and servants of decay gain more territory every day. If Alec doesn't return to his duties soon, there might not be any Green left to protect. The superstar team of #1 New York Times best-selling writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Yanick Paquette (BATMAN, INC.), reworks one of comics' greatest characters for a new age, with support from wonderful talents Jeff Lemire, Marco Rudy, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Steve Pugh and more. Collects SWAMP THING #0-18, ANIMAL MAN #12, 17 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1, as well as never-before-seen sketches and an introduction by SWAMP THING co-creator Len Wein.
Writer Len Wein lifts Mjolnir aloft and rallies forth the armies of Asgard! When the Time-Twisters seek to destroy Earth, Thor embarks on an adventure with Zarrko the Tomorrow Man. It's a battle through time (with dinosaurs!) that will impress you to the end! Then, Thor fights the Firelord in the jungles of Latin America...and only Jane Foster can save him! The Warriors Three ramble off on a solo adventure, while Thor returns to Asgard to face the one and only Mangog! COLLECTING: THOR (1966) #242-254, ANNUAL (1966) #5, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #30 AND MATERIAL FROM MARVEL TREASURY EDITION (1974) #10.
Metamorpho and the people of Dagon Ra have finally obtained the Orb of Ra just in time for Kanjar Ro and his space pirates to arrive to take it. Will Metamorpho be able to defend the people of Dagon Ra and the Orb from Kanjar Ro's wrath, or will they succumb to it? Then in FIRESTORM, multiple Multiplexes! As the Quantum Field generator begins collapsing our reality and strengthening Multiplex duplication, Multiplex is unsure which version of himself manifests the real Danton Black. We'll need Professor Stein, Ronnie and Jason to team up as Firestorm for this one! Sugar & Spike lives weren't always so full of sleazy super-heroic stake-outs. Discover the case that started it all and endeared our heroes to the superhero community-it's the secret origin of Sugar & Spike! Finally, the government has unleashed its ultimate plan to get the Metal Men back-a twisted team of Metal Men bent on bringing our heroes in. Meanwhile, a looming threat waits in the shadows.
With Firestorm held captive by General Eiling and tortured to the brink of an unstable nuclear reaction, it’s up to Jason Rausch and Tonya Lu to sneak into NASCA Base and save Ronnie and Professor Stein—before they explode! Then, Metamorpho and Sapphire have forged an alliance with the people of Dagon Ra to find the Orb, but will they be able to fend off Kanjar Ro and his space pirates? Also included: when Green Lantern’s friend Itty the extraterrestrial is kidnapped, only Sugar & Spike can save the day! But who would kidnap a poor, defenseless outer-space worm? Finally, with their backs against the wall and the military breathing down their necks, the Metal Men turn to their one friend who might be able to help them track down Nameless: Cyborg!
A zombie is on the loose on the campus of Louisiana's Crowley College! Swamp Thing must search out an old friend if he hopes to save the small college town from the resurrected student roaming the forest. But if he thinks that zombies are the biggest problem on his horizon, Alec Holland might need to think again.
It's the 100th meeting of the Justice League of America! But the celebrations are cut short when the JSA of Earth-Two send out a call for help! Both teams must find and recruit the members of the only group of heroes capable of standing against the new threat: the Seven Soldiers of Victory!
GothamÕs masked protector, Batman, has trained extensively to become a feared caped crusader. His Kryptonian friend Superman was born with superhuman abilities that Earth-born humans could never dream of. Together they are the WorldÕs Finest. When the Silver Banshee attacks Superman, her sonic scream nearly kills the Man of Steel. Mysteriously, his superhuman powers are transferred to Batman, leaving Superman weak and vulnerable. But the BansheeÕs devastating attack did more than just gift Batman with SupermanÕs powers: it also lit a fire of jealousy in the Dark Knight, who vows to keep SupermanÕs abilities forever. Will Batman succumb to his mad desire to stay superhuman? Can Superman stop Batman without the use of his extraordinary gifts? Writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson (SUPERGIRL) and artist Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS) bring you one of the darkest struggles Superman and Batman have ever faced. SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOLUME 5 collects the classic series SUPERMAN/BATMAN #50-63 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #3.
In 1984, DC Comics introduced British artist Dave Gibbons to U.S. readers with Green Lantern #172, the start of a popular run by Gibbons and writer Len Wein, best known as the creator of both Swamp Thing and Wolverine. Over the course of thirteen action packed issues, Green Lantern battled some of his greatest foes, clashed with the Guardians of the Universe, and was replaced by another human Green Lantern - John Stewart! This title is a showcase for the art of Dave Gibbons, who moved straight from Green Lantern to Watchmen, the best-selling graphic novel of all time. Gibbons returned to the world of Green Lantern in 2007 as the writer of the new series Green Lantern Corps.
This sensational history of the DC Universe is told from the dawn of superheroes during World War II through to the present day starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Justice League of America, the Teen Titans and many, many more. Acclaimed writer Len Wein tells the DC UniverseÍs epic history in this graphic novel spanning five generations of heroes, from the dawn of the Mystery Men before World War II through the present day, starring heroes including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Justice League of America, the Teen Titans and more. This sensational volume features spectacular art by Scott Kolins, Brian Bolland, George P_rez, Joe Kubert, Andy Kubert, J.G. Jones and J.H. Williams III. This volume collects issues #1-10 of the original miniseries.