Back on Earth after his epic journey in "Rings of Saturn," J'onn faces the insidious intervention of the DEO and its director, Mister Bones. Bones gives J'onn a hateful choice: he either can betray his fellow heroes or have his own secrets revealed. Whatever the Manhunter from Mars chooses, his life is about to change for a long time to come.
The infant Superman plays a part in an issue that serves as a great introduction to the Manhunter from Mars! The first of four stand-alone issues looks back at J'onn J'onzz's "Year One" on Earth. Decades ago, an alien artifact from a doomed world crashed to Earth--and with it came a possible threat to our own world in the form of a child. J'onn J'onzz learns the truth and sees the potential for both greatness and disaster. How far will the Martian Manhunter go to protect his new homeland, and what part did he have in forging the hero we now know as Superman?
The Green Lantern Corps--including Hal Jordan's predecessor, Abin Sur--play a part in an issue that serves as a great introduction to the Manhunter from Mars! Illustrated by guest artist Timothy Truman (THE KENTS), the second of four stand-alone issues looking back at J'onn J'onzz's "Year One" on Earth finds the Manhunter caught in the middle between two power-ring-wielding foes. Which side will J'onn take?
Batman guest stars in a stand-alone story of the earliest days of the Manhunter from Mars' time on Earth! A man has died in Gotham City. The police are sure it's a suicide. The sister of the victim disagrees. The Martian Manhunter investigates the deadly trail and it leads straight to billionaire Bruce Wayne and a furtive figure whispered about by the criminal denizens of Gotham, a figure referred to as the Batman.
The Spectre guest stars in a stand-alone story of the earliest days of the Manhunter from Mars' time on Earth! Her name is Strega. She has declared war on the mafia--and has raised the dead to serve as her army. But when she crosses paths with Denver police detective John Jones and private detective Jim Corrigan, can the two lawmen's super-powered alter-egos be far behind?
The mystery of the Martian Manhunter's love for creme-filled cookies is revealed in a story guest starring his colleagues from Justice League International! In a story set in the Manhunter's past, the JLI has run out of cookies, J'onn's stash is missing, and every store within a ten-mile radius has suddenly run out. Suddenly our favorite Martian is not too happy, and he's not going to rest until he solves the disappearance of his favorite snack in a tale unlike any you've ever seen about J'onn J'onzz!
Gypsy, J'onn J'onzz's former JLA teamate, guest stars in a "jump-on" issue that has the ex-Justice Leaguer exploring some Egyptian tombs, only to unearth a deadly alien threat within! The Manhunter may be the only hope of stopping it--but how will J'onn defeat something that may be of Martian origin?
Collects Star Wars: Purge #1, Star Wars: Purge - Seconds To Die #1, Star Wars: Purge - The Hidden Blade #1, Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist #1-2. Darth Vader brings death to the Jedi who survived Order 66. His legend grows as he roots out Jedi, crushing their lives, their hopes, and all memory of their kind from the civilizations that now bow to the Galactic Empire.
Collects Star Wars: Legacy (2006) #1-19, 0.5, Handbook. The future of Star Wars, the future of the galaxy, and the future of the Skywalkers is told in John Ostrander and Jan Duursema’s acclaimed Star Wars: Legacy. A legion of Sith have conquered what was left of the Empire, the Jedi have been purged—or fled into hiding—and the galaxy is divided. Meet Cade Skywalker, a bounty hunter who doesn’t want anything to do with the Jedi, his famous name, or his legacy . . . But his legacy is determined to follow him as the good guys and the bad guys begin to search for him—as a savior, and as a threat.
Collects Star Wars: Republic (1998) #49-54, 61, 63, 67, Star Wars: Jedi - Mace Windu, Star Wars: Jedi - Shaak Ti, Star Wars: Jedi - Aayla Secura, Star Wars: Jedi - Count Dooku. The Clone Wars explode across the galaxy! From the stormy seas of Kamino to the rocky hills of Devaron, the battle lines have been drawn, and the Jedi Knights who were once protectors of the peace must become generals, leading the clone armies of the Republic to war! These are the stories that were published immediately after the release of Attack of the Clones, featuring Jedi heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, and Quinlan Vos.
Collects Star Wars: Legacy (2006) #37-40, 42-50, Star Wars: Legacy - War #1-6. Last heir to the legacy of the Skywalkers, Cade Skywalker is ready to turn his back on the galaxy for good. But as the rumored death of Sith Emperor Darth Krayt sets into motion a struggle for power...it becomes clear to Cade that he is the true last hope for the galaxy.
Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focusing on the years that follow "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"! After the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge- one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith. Rise, Darth Vader! Collects: Star Wars: Republic #78-80; Star Wars: Purge, Purge - Seconds To Die, Purge - The Hidden Blade One-Shots; Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant's Fist #1-2; Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Lost Command #1-5; Star Wars: Dark Times #1-5.
Collects Star Wars: Legacy (2006) #20-36, 41. A century after the death of Darth Vader, the Sith have returned and the galaxy is on the brink of war. The one hope for stopping the Sith lies with ex-Jedi and would-be pirate Cade Skywalker, the last of the Skywalker lineage. But Cade has plans of his own . . .
Collects Star Wars: Republic (1998) #70–#77 and #81–#83, Star Wars: Obsession #1–#5, and Free Comic Book Day 2005. Well played, Darth Sidious. Well played. The end of the Clone Wars is in sight, but so are the end of the Jedi and the fall of the Republic! Obi-Wan Kenobi recruits Anakin Skywalker in a desperate hunt for dark Jedi Asajj Ventress that will lead to a showdown with General Grievous and Count Dooku. Elsewhere, Jedi Generals infiltrate a Separatist base in hopes of concluding a protracted siege, and on Kashyyyk, as the clone troopers respond to Order 66, Master Quinlan Vos finds himself fighting against the army he led to victory.
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 Star Wars: Republic (1998) #55-60, 62, 64-66, 68, Star Wars: Jedi - Yoda #1, Star Wars: General Grievous #1-4. Jedi Generals and their clone troops are dispatched to every corner of the galaxy to fight the rising tide of the Separatist movement and its deadly droid armies. On these far-flung battlefields, Anakin Skywalker commands a strategic, but fateful, retreat; Obi-Wan Kenobi becomes the prisoner of Asajj Ventress; and Master Yoda is forced to trade the life of an old friend for victory. Plus, a Jedi strike force is sent to vanquish General Grievous!
The European country of Slorenia is dead. Every man, woman, and child eliminated with the cold precision of a machine. And out of the flaming remnants of this tiny Baltic state comes a message from its murderer: Mankind's days are numbered because Ultron has returned! He - or it - is one of the Avengers' oldest, most implacable foes, menacing humanity countless times. But never before has Ultron been this dangerous, this deadly. Now, he stands on the brink of committing global genocide, and rebuilding Earth in his own robotic images. Our only hope is a desperate U.N. strike on Slorenia, led by the Avengers themselves. But will it be in time? Will the strength and courage of Earth's Mightiest Heroes be enough in the face of such overwhelming evil? For the sake of the world, it will have to be! Plus: When you're an Avenger, you're one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes - the first line of defense against the dangers no conventional foe could halt, the threats no ordinary man could withstand. Threats including Dominex, Lord Templar, Pagan, and the Thunderbolts! Collects Avengers #12-22, #0 and Annual 1999.
After suffering a cataclysmic earthquake, the U.S. government has deemed Gotham City uninhabitable and ordered all citizens to leave. It is now months later and those that have refused to vacate 'No Man's Land' live amidst a citywide turf war inwhich the strongest prey on the weak. Batman and his allies continue their fight to save Gotham during its darkest hour. Taking on a new costume and persona as Batgirl, the Huntress joins forces with Barbara Gordon, the former Batgirl, while Nightwing, the former Robin, tries to help the city's remaining citizens in any way he can. But as Batman begins to realize that he is fighting a fight he can't win, he collapses into a state of despair from which he may never recover. BATMAN: NO MAN'S LAND VOL. 2 collects stories from some of the great Dark Knight scribes of all-time, including Denny O'Neil, Greg Rucka, Kelley Puckett and Chuck Dixon. Collects BATMAN #567-568, DETECTIVE COMICS #734-735, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #119-121, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #87-88, BATMAN CHRONICLES #17, ROBIN #67, NIGHTWING #35-37, CATWOMAN #72-74, AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #56-57 and YOUNG JUSTICE: NO MAN'S LAND #1.
After suffering a cataclysmic earthquake, the U.S. government has deemed Gotham City uninhabitable and ordered all citizens to leave. It is now months later and those that have refused to vacate 'No Man's Land' live amid a citywide turf war in whichthe strongest prey on the weak. Batman and his allies continue their fight to save Gotham during its darkest hour. In this final volume, Lex Luthor swoops in to help rebuild Gotham City--but his secret plan is to secure the ownership of much of the city's real estate! In the chaos of the waning days of the city's crisis, The Joker strikes, kidnapping a number of infants and killing members of the Gotham City Police Department. The end of this epic saga features such creators as Greg Rucka, Denny O'Neill, Chuck Dixon and more! Collects BATMAN CHRONICLES #18, BATMAN 3572-574, DETECTIVE COMICS #739-741, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #125-126, ROBIN #73, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #93-94, AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #59-61, NIGHTWING #38-39, BATMAN: NO MAN'S LAND #0 and BATMAN: NO MAN'S LAND GALLERY #1.
Fan-favorite creators Kurt Busiek and George Pérez usher in a new era for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Since the team's inception, the Avengers have always defended humanity against the forces of evil. When duty calls, these legendary champions answer, fighting valiantly until justice prevails. But what happens when their oldest foes strike directly at the team? On the eve of a huge Avengers gathering, an attack by the evil enchantress Morgan Le Fay sends these assembled heroes into a strange medieval reality where nothing is as it seems. Held under Le Fay's thrall, the Avengers have lost all memory of their true identities. Breaking free of Morgan's spell, Captain America and Hawkeye must fi ght to free their teammates before the Marvel Universe is altered forever! Plus: The Avengers take on the Squadron Supreme! COLLECTING: Avengers (1998) #1-11, Annual 1998; Iron Man (1998) Captain America (1998) Quicksilver #10
In these never-before-collected tales from the 1990s, police detective Jim Corrigan tries to end his mission as The Spectre. But the grisly crimes of a serial killer pulls him back into the battle for justice--and sends him on a trip to hell itself. And the enigmatic mystic known as Madame Xanadu tries to help Corrigan and his friends--but her help may lead one of them to commit suicide. Collects THE SPECTRE #1-12.
Discover John Ostrander's classic series and the origins of the criminal cadre starring in next summer's feature film, Suicide Squad! Friends or foes? That is the question that must be answered when Batman and the Justice League learn of the team's existence. The Dark Knight confronts Amanda Waller, which leads to a standoff that could end the Suicide Squad forever. While the team is sent to take down the island headquarters of a Colombian drug cartel, Rick Flagg takes an all-new Suicide Squad on a deadly mission that sees them go head-to-head with the Doom Patrol! Finally, the Squad faces the Justice League in hostile territory-and it may not be possible for either side to survive. All of this leads to an extra-dimensional journey to discover who, or what, their teammate Nightshade actually is. This collection continues, in chronological order, the stories by series writer John Ostrander, who is joined by guest writers Keith Giffen, J.M. Dematteis and Paul Kupperberg, and acclaimed artists Luke McDonnell, Bob Lewis and Erik Larsen! SUICIDE SQUAD: THE NIGHTSHADE ODYSSEY collects SUICIDE SQUAD #9-16, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #13, and DOOM PATROL/SUICIDE SQUAD #1.
The Martian Manhunter, one of the key heroes in The New 52, stars in this new title collecting his popular 1998 series. Featuring moody art by writer John Ostrander's frequent collaborator, Tom Mandrake, the story begins as the Manhunter tells Superman about the end of Mars's civilization and how he came to Earth. In his guise as Detective John Jones, he tracks a serial killer and investigates a mystery at Cadmus Laboratories, then saves the entire Justice League from the threat of Malefic. Collects the 1998 MARTIAN MANHUNTER series issues #0-9.
The Martian Manhunter, one of the key heroes in The New 52, stars in this new title collecting his popular 1998 series. Featuring moody art by writer John Ostrander's frequent collaborator, Tom Mandrake. After suffering colossal injuries at the hands of the evil Malefic, the Martian Manhunter has returned to Mars in an attempt to heal himself. But while he's away, Saturnian ships arrive to reclaim Jemm, Son of Saturn, who is still recovering from being used as a pawn in "DAY OF JUDGMENT." Collects the 1998 MARTIAN MANHUNTER #10-17 and 1,000,000.
Collects Star Wars: Republic (1998) #19-26, #32-45. From his first appearance as a mind-wiped amnesiac to his triumphant passage to the rank of Jedi Master, few Jedi had more brushes with the powers of the dark side and the evil of the underworld than Quinlan Vos. Plus the introduction of Jedi Aayla Secura!
Can’t get enough of the Merc with a Mouth? Well, have we got the book for you, collecting Deadpool’s incredibly hard-to-find early appearances, titanic team-ups, anthology antics, and gratuitous guest-shots by the sassin’ assassin! From hanging with Marvel superstars Nomad and Silver Sable, to giving a much-needed sales boost to losers like Wolverine and the Avengers, the erstwhile Secret Defender, and Hero For Hire, (sweet Christmas!), sure gets around. Complete your Deadpool collection right here! Collecting Nomad (1992) #4, Secret Defenders #15-17, Wolverine (1988) #88 and #154-155, X-Force (1991) #47 and #56, Heroes for Hire (1997) #10-11; Plus material From Avengers (1963) #366, Silver Sable & the Wild Pack #23 and #30, Wolverine Annual ’95 and ’99, Contest Of Champions #2, Marvel Comics Presents (2007) #10, and Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way #2.
Creators John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell, Bob Lewis, and Karl Kesel continue their legendary run in SUICIDE SQUAD: ROGUES, collecting issues #17-25 and ANNUAL #1 of the celebrated 1980s series. The Squad will go on… Or will it? Forget the terrorists occupying American soil, the guerrilla factions killing each other off, or the aliens invading Earth. It’s the war at home that may spell the end of Director Amanda Waller and Task Force X. Waller’s “Suicide Squad” of incarcerated super-villains and troubled agents has worked effectively under the radar—until now. No one, not even her staff in the Belle Reve metahuman prison facility, trusts “The Wall.” Plus, rising tensions among ever-changing Squad members mean that they’ve become a bigger threat to each other than to their opponents. And when government officials with presidential aspirations discover the existence of Task Force X, Waller is forced to do whatever it takes to keep her team from being exposed to the world—even if it means crossing the thin moral line that separates her from the disposable villains recruited for her impossible assignments.
Straight from the pages of the Age of Apocalypse comes the saga of Nate Grey, the X-Man. Arriving in the Marvel U proper, Nate Grey must come to terms with being a stranger in a strange land. Nate finds himself at odds with a host of major players. And psionic sparks fly when Nate comes face-to-face with Cable! Collects X-MAN #5-14, EXCALIBUR (1988) #95, CABLE (1993) #29-31.
When Thomas Blake's infant is kidnapped, Catman goes rogue. Leaving his teammates behind, Blake sets off on a blood-soaked rampage. He tracks those responsible across the world, never knowing if his son is even still alive. Catman's own childhood was one of blood and fear; can he protect his son from the same fate? Plus, Black Alice, a goth teen with unique magical abilities, joins the Secret Six, and an encounter with Deadshot's former teammates in the Suicide Squad becomes even more dangerous when the Blackest Night descends and the dead begin to rise again... Star writer Gail Simone (BATGIRL) continues her fan-favorite run in SECRET SIX: CAT'S CRADLE, along with fellow writer John Ostrander (SUICIDE SQUAD) and artist J. Calafiore (RED LANTERNS). Collects SECRET SIX #15-24 and SUICIDE SQUAD #67.
Deadshot, the assassin for hire who never misses, faces new and deadly challenges in this new collection. Spinning out of the hit 1980s series SUICIDE SQUAD, this bullet-ridden tale sends Deadshot on a solo missing to kill a crime boss known as El Jefe - only to learn that the men who sent him on this mission have ulterior motives. And while Deadshot stalks his prey, his therapist is trying to uncover what drives him to kill. Collects DEADSHOT #1-4, BATMAN #369 and DETECTIVE COMICS #474 and 518.
Spinning out of AQUAMAN, the King of Atlantis re-joins his first team—years before he even met his super-powered allies in the Justice League—The Others. With strange powers, abilities and mysterious origins, The Prisoner, Ya'Wara, and The Operative unite with Aquaman after they find themselves targeted by an unknown foe that wants their Atlantean artifacts!
This new dynamic new series is written by Dan Jurgens (DEATH OF SUPERMAN) and illustrated by Lan Medina (FABLES). Collects AQUAMAN #20, AQUAMAN ANNUAL #1 and AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #1-5.
This new dynamic new series is written by Dan Jurgens (DEATH OF SUPERMAN) and illustrated by Lan Medina (FABLES). Collects AQUAMAN #20, AQUAMAN ANNUAL #1 and AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #1-5.
Original SUICIDE SQUAD writer John Ostrander and Gail Simone resurrect the Suicide Squad as they take on BLACKEST NIGHT and the Secret Six! The Fiddler has risen from the dead, and he's targeting Deadshot and anyone who stands in his way. But someone else has targeted Deadshot‹the Suicide Squad! Everything is about to hit the Wall (Amanda Waller, that is)‹and this Wall hits back!
When a retired American politician is taken to Europe and tried for alleged war crimes, the USA must recover him from an allied nation before terrible truths are revealed. Enter the Suicide Squad, who storm the Hague itself to save America from her own dark secrets. The writer who started a revolution, John Ostrander returns to the Suicide Squad for the first time in a decade to tell one of his boldest and bloodiest stories ever.
The city of San Diego, California has sunken into the Pacific Ocean after a devastating earthquake. With the government mired in red tape and thousands of now-waterbreathing citizens struggling to survive, Aquaman has taken the city as his new kingdom, if not in title at least in duty. But even as the remaining survivors struggle to adapt to their new lives, dangers swim in from all around. Weapons smugglers to drug dealers to Ocean Master himself ply the waters of Sub Diego, and it's up to Aquaman and the new Aquagirl to serve and protect Sub Diego! Continuing the tragic story from AQUAMAN: SUB DIEGO, John Arcudi (ABE SAPIEN), Patrick Gleason (ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN), Christian Alamy (JUSTICE LEAGUE) and others continue Aquaman and Aquagirl's tale in a post-apocalyptic, sunken wasteland. Collects AQUAMAN #23-31.
Michael Holt has nothing to live for...until he meets the Spectre. Relating the tale of how the Justice Society tracked down the killer of the original Mr. Terrific, the Spectre convinces Holt to take on the role. This issue ties up threads left over from Justice League of America (1960-) numbers 171 and 172.