The follow-up to the NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestselling graphic novels SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 1 and 2 is here! Written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Ardian Syaf (BATGIRL), SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 3 follows a young Clark Kent as he continues his journey toward becoming the World's Greatest Super Hero. After defeating villains terrestrial and beyond, Superman faces a threat that he can't simply outmuscle. A threat smarter, more cunning and deadly than he can imagine: the Luthors!
Following the events of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel by acclaimed writer Michael J. Straczynski and superstar artist Shane Davis, comes the long awaited sequel Superman: Earth One Vol. 2! Young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World's Greatest Super Hero, but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined! From a ruthless dictator to a new love interest who's NOT Lois Lane, things are never easy for this emerging Man of Steel. And the worst is yet to come, in the form of a man-monster with an insatiable appetite, the Parasite! The only thing that might appease his hunger is The Last Son of Kryptonian! But that will also mean he will have Superman's powers without his conscience, and Kal-El cannot come anywhere near him, even though he has to stop him!
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #539-543, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2005) #17-23 and Annual #1. Reeling in the aftermath of CIVIL WAR, Peter Parker has plenty of reasons to consider a change of wardrobe: Black is his state of mind. But the worst is yet to come for Spider-Man! In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, events are set in motion that will forever change life of your favorite web-slinger. There IS no going back! In FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN, the secrets of the alternate Uncle Ben are revealed, but not before the Sandman attacks!
Ripped from the pages of New Avengers; comes an explosive hidden story of Marvel's secret past; the secret history of Marvel's most secret team - how they came together and how they are ripped apart. Plus: Spidey's got a new lease on life; new powers and a new costume; courtesy of his new best friend Tony Stark. So what could possibly go wrong? With clouds quickly building on the horizon; the bonds that Spider-Man now forges may very well determine his capacity to withstand a coming storm. The Marvel Universe is about to split down the middle; and the line is drawn here! You will be asked: whose side are you on? Collects Fantastic Four (1997) #536-537; New Avengers: Illuminati One-Shot; Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #529-531.
Peter travels with Tony Stark to Washington; D.C.; and the White House - where the enactment of the Super Hero Registration Act appears imminent. As the Marvel Universe braces for the implications of legislation that will forever change the societal status of super heroes; Peter is forced to make an important personal decision - maybe the most important decision of his life. As Civil War tears apart the super hero community; will Spidey stay true to that decision? Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #532-536.
Forget everything you know about The Man of Steel and brace yourself for a staggering new take on the world's most popular Super Hero. Best-selling, Hugo Award-winning writer J. Michael Straczynski (BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THOR, BABYLON 5) and red-hot rising star artist Shane Davis (GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) team up for this exciting launch of the EARTH ONE graphic novel series. Set in an all-new continuity re-imagining DC's top heroes, EARTH ONE is a new wave of original, stand-alone graphic novels produced by the top writers and artists in the industry. The groundbreaking new line rockets into effect right here with the Super Hero who started it all-Superman! What would happen if the origin of The Man of Tomorrow were introduced today for the very first time? Return to Smallville and experience the journey of Earth's favorite adopted son as he grows from boy to Superman like you've never seen before!
For untold years Norrin Radd has surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars, witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now his ride is about to come to an end. It starts with a small spot - a blemish that will spread until he is no more. Until then, the Silver Surfer would undertake his final voyage - to the one destination that has always eluded him. His journey starts where it began. Guest-starring the Fantastic Four! Collects Silver Surfer: Requiem #1-4.
Due to mysterious circumstances, Diana must track down the truth behind whats happened to her timeline and face the biggest stunner of all: Who destroyed Paradise Island? If you think you knew who Wonder Woman was _ think again! All bets are off in this all-new direction for the long-running series thats perfect for new readers as Wonder Woman embarks on an odyssey to find her past and gets a new costume, a new set of foes, and a new tone from the ground up! Collects WONDER WOMAN #600-606.
When a gamma bomb he is trying to defuse blows up in Bruce Banner's face, the Thing and the Human Torch try to calm and control the enraged, confused Hulk that walks away. Then, Bruce seeks peace in the Alaskan wilderness, but Nick Fury finds him for a job that disguises a plot to rid the Earth of the Hulk once and for all.
The lives of Peter Parker and everyone close to him change forever! Haunted by unsettling dreams. Disturbed by a growing sense of dread. Convinced that people are out to get him. A portrait of someone on the edge of a nervous breakdown? Nah. Simply a typical day for Peter Parker, as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man must contend with a new and deadly opponent named Tracer, self-defense lessons with Captain America and some disturbing news that will change his life in a distinctly negative manner. This is the startling super-story that turns the wall-crawler's world upside down and setting the stage for the year to come! Collects Amazing Spider-Man #525-528, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1-4 & Marvel Knights Spider-Man #19-22.
Collects Thor #601-603, and Thor: Defining Moments Giant-Size #1. Has Thor turned his back on Asgard...? Has Asgard turned its back on Thor?! After the monumental and cataclysmic events of Thor #600, the God of Thunder's life has changed completely!
Discover what happened before WATCHMEN as writer J. Michael Straczynski is joined by Andy Kubert and the legendary Joe Kubert to take flight with the gadget-savvy vigilante known as Nite Owl! And then in BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN, JMS teams with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes on the all-powerful super-man Dr. Manhattan. For Dr. Manhattan, past, present, and future are one and the same. But as he observes the events of his life, do they remain the same? Or are they changed? The very fact of his existence may have altered the nature of what will or will not be... Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #1-4 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN #1-4.
Due to mysterious circumstances, Diana must track down the truth behind what's happened to her timeline and face the biggest stunner of all--Who or what destroyed Paradise Island? To add to her troubles, new versions of familiar foes are introduced as JMS's run with the Amazon Princess comes to a close. All bets are off in this all-new direction for the long-running series that's perfect for new readers as Wonder Woman embarks on an odyssey to find her past and gets a new costume, a new set of foes and a new tone from the ground up! Collects issues #607-614.
DC Comics proudly presents the 700th issue of SUPERMAN, a 56-page extravaganza, full of tales celebrating the Man of Steel's past, present and future! First up is a story by the man who actually killed Superman, Dan Jurgens! Then James Robinson brings his epic run on the title to a close with a touching story that brings Superman back to Earth after his time on New Krypton. Finally, we preview the new creative team on SUPERMAN as J. Michael Straczynski & Eddy Barrows provide a story that sets the stage for an exciting and all-new direction for the Man of Steel! (Seriously! Wait till you read it!)
Thor is back! And in a story only J. Michael Straczynski could tell! Returned to the pantheon of great Marvel heroes; the Asgardian God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake. Together; they must reckon with the legacy of the mythic Norse kingdom and the awakening of its immortal heroes - but in a world that may not want them back! Collects Thor (2007) #1-6.
TEN GRAND charts former mob enforcer Joe Fitzgerald's journey into the world of demonology and the ancient powers that threaten to tear down the pillars of Heaven itself in a new war between the forces of light and dark. Can the man willing to die a thousand deaths so he can be with his love for just a few minutes in-between save the lives of an entire world? Or will this be the end of...well, everything? Here's your chance to catch up on the story before leaping into the exciting second half of TEN GRAND's epic story. Collects TEN GRAND #1-6
The stakes have never been higher for Peter Parker. At his darkest hours - and he's had plenty - Peter has always had one shoulder to lean on, one person who'd remind him who he is, who he was, and who he can be. Now he's about to lose that person. What would he do... what would you do, if you only had "One More Day?" The most-talked about - and controversial - comic event of the year - brought to you by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada! Collects Amazing Spider-Man #544-545, Sensational Spider-Man #41, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24 and Marvel Spotlight: One More Day/Brand New Day.
The Fantastic Four's leader, Reed Richards, has accidentally punched a hole into an adjacent universe in a desperate bid to gain the knowledge he needs to cure his friend Ben Grimm - The Thing. But something has come through the aperture from a realm known as the Supremeverse: The Squadron Supreme! They are angry and here to arrest young Reed for high crimes against their world! Collects Ultimate Power #1-9.
An unexplained local disappearance, a corpse that lands several hundred miles from the scene of the crime, and the very first death of one of the Protectors...what do these three seemingly unrelated incidents have in common?ÊAnd why is Protectors, Inc. so determined to whitewash the possibility that the super-powered hero was murdered?ÊLieutenant Detective Riley may be the only one who really wants to discover the truth.
When an experiment meant to alter the speed of light goes awry, Barry Allen finds himself face to face with some surprising allies--World War II's legendary Blackhawks! But Barry isn't the Flash they know, and he's not even the kind of hero they need to help fight history's most grueling war!
Yesterday's Men of Tomorrow - today! Thought lost to the pages of time, a dozen Mystery Men from the "greatest generation" of World War II find themselves thrust into the morally-gray world of the 21st century! Now, Captain Wonder, Dynamic Man, Mastermind Excello, Mister E, the Laughing Mask, the Witness, the Black Widow, the Phantom Reporter, the Fiery Mask, Rockman, the Blue Blade, and Electro the Marvel of the Age must seek a place for themselves in the modern Marvel Universe - while a silent killer seeks to eliminate them, one by one! Collecting The Twelve #1-6.
Collects Fantastic Four #538-543. One member of the Fantastic Four lies hospitalized, a casualty of the Civil War that has fragmented the superhuman community! Another member of the team is secretly helping the opposition. It had to happen: Amid the tumult and tensions, the Fantastic Four break up! Who will toe the line, who will join the resistance, and who will leave the battlefield altogether? Is this the end for Marvel's First Family?
We say thee HELL YEAH! With the mighty God of Thunder and Asgard to full glory, Thor is back in action with a vengeance! But as the Asgardians returned to this life and Thor returned to Midgard, so came the ills that have plagued the gods and man for millennia. Now, for the first time since their rebirth, Thor and his fellow hero-gods must venture forth from the Shining City to confront the growing evils that amass on their horizon - and within their walls. Collects Thor #7-600.
Joe Fitzgerald's journey has taken him from Earth to Purgatory to Hell itself, a bloody path made of equal parts love for his beloved Laura's spirit, and his desire for revenge against those who plucked her from her refuge in heaven. What began as one man's quest becomes a struggle between the forces of light and dark that could topple the very foundations of heaven itself...depending entirely on which way Joe goes. Will he choose love above all else and let the world burn? Collects TEN GRAND #7-12.
Some of DC's biggest heroes team up in this revamp of the BRAVE AND THE BOLD series from Hugo Award-winning author J. Michael Straczynski! First up, the best-selling scribe pairs Batman and the fan-favorite Dial H For Hero concept. And when an experiment meant to alter the speed of light goes awry, Barry Allen finds himself face-to-face with some surprising allies - World War II's legendary Blackhawks! Then, the shambling walking doll that is Brother Power, the Geek is reborn in Gotham City while Green Lantern and Dr. Fate team up to take down a mystical threat! Fans of Straczynski's work on blockbuster titles such as Amazing Spider-Man and Thor will want to get in on this action-packed DC ongoing debut from one of the biggest names in comics! Collects The Brave and the Bold #27-33.
From the mind of J. Michael Straczynski, Hugo Award-winning creator of Babylon 5 and writer for the blockbuster films Thor, Changeling, and World War Z! Trevor Richmond is a Wall Street investor who embezzled millions and is about to tank the economy. Desperate to avoid the consequences for his actions, he goes to Expedited Services, which offers to help him disappear and enjoy a life of leisure in a new identity. But what exactly is this new life, how much is freedom worth, and what happens to the old life when someone else shows up to claim it? This captivating first volume will push the boundaries of The Twilight Zone into new and uncharted territory - a journey that will travel into the past and the future, into murder and revenge, and finally into the sunrise of nuclear Armageddon!
Author J. Michael Straczynski picks up the saga after the devastating events of WAR OF THE SUPERMEN. Superman looks to reconnect with the roots of his battle for Truth, Justice and the American Way. "Grounded" begins as Superman visits Philadelphia-on foot-then continues in a small town in Ohio where, as in many towns, a number of its residents are from other places. But when the Man of Steel discovers that there are also a number of residents secretly from other worlds, he unravels a mystery that may have grave consequences for Earth. Collects SUPERMAN #700-706
Collects SIDEKICK #1-6 What happens when a hero's sidekick is abandoned by tragedy, mocked by the media, scorned by enemies and heroes alike...and then his entire world is turned upside-down? Drawn by Julia Moonglow into investigating the death of the Red Cowl, Flyboy will discover things that will shatter his life completely as he uncovers a conspiracy of murder and terrible, life-changing secrets. Who was the Red Cowl, really, and what scared him so badly that he had to stage his own death in order to escape it? The debut volume of Sidekick contains the first six issues of this saga of grief, madness, and murder.
A-listers J. Michael Straczynski and Pete Woods unite for the biggest _Terminator_ story ever! Hopping between the future and the past, this sweeping, twelve-issue epic counts down the end of the Machine Warbut not the one fans expect! Everything's at stake, and the fates of Skynet and John Connor will be told! The story _Terminator_ fans have been waiting for! From the mind of superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski (_Ten Grand_, _Amazing Spider-Man_, _Thor_)! * Fan-favorite artist Pete Woods (_Superman_, _Deadpool_)!
The battle for humanity is underway, but a deadly new player has entered the game! A murderous psychopath has joined with Skynet and imbued the Terminators with his own lust for death. How can John Connor hope to survive when the machines are now as ferocious as men? * From writer J. Michael Straczynski (_Ten Grand_, _The Amazing Spider-Man_, _Thor_)! * Pete Woods (_Superman_, _Deadpool_) shows us the ultimate man vs. machine battle! * Return of the T-800!
As John Connor prepares for the final destruction of Skynet, the malicious computer intelligence devises its most terrifying plot ever. Reaching into the past to find psychotic killers whose intelligences can be uploaded into the most lethal Terminators yet, Skynet may finally have the tools to destroy Connor! From the mind of superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski (_Ten Grand_, _The Amazing Spider-Man_, _Thor_)! Pete Woods (_Superman_, _Deadpool_) creates a beautiful, deadly future! "Woods exemplifies the hard-to-reach balance of character moments and high energy action."IGN
John Connor and his army of human resistance fighters have finally brought the battle to the machines, but a desperate chase is unfolding in the past that could render their valiant efforts futile! * The fates of Skynet and John Connor revealed! * Pete Woods (_Superman_, _Deadpool_) creates a beautiful, deadly future!
John Connor's assault on Skynet is met with a devastating counterattack! Controlled by a human serial killer with no loyalty to mankind, the Terminators' deadly mechanical efficiency is now matched with the creativity and pleasure for killing of a murderous psychopath! * From the mind of superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski (_Ten Grand_, _Amazing Spider-Man_, _Thor_)! * Pete Woods (_Superman_, _Deadpool_) shows us the ultimate man vs. machine battle! Look for Dan Jolley's _The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy_ from Dark Horse!
**STRACZYNSKI ENDS IT ALL!** The battle may be finished, but the human resistance's alliance with SkyNet still rests on a knife's edge. The ultimate fate of humanity is now in the hands of John Connor, as he contemplates finally terminating the vicious computer networkor co-existing with his most hated enemy! Celebrate 30 years of _The Terminator_! Straczynski and Woods are on a roll and they show absolutely no sign of stopping or slowing anytime soon.�Comic Bastards
Years ago, cybernetic infiltrator Marcus Wright sacrificed himself in a noble effort to save the life of John Connor. Now, as the alliance between serial killer Thomas Parnell and Skynet endangers Skynet's own survival, the machines pull out their last ace in the holethe resurrection of Wright! * From J. Michael Straczynski (_Ten Grand_, _Amazing Spider-Man_, _Thor_)! * Pete Woods (_Superman, Deadpool_)! "They have my interest. Let the battle begin.�_Comic Bastards_
While Skynet struggles against the deranged digital psyche of a serial murderer, John Connor makes plans to avert the present crisis in the past! Resistance hero Simon braces for his fateful journey across time, unaware that what awaits him twenty-six years ago could lead to his doom . . . * J. Michael Straczynski! * Pete Woods (_Superman_, _Deadpool_) brings the destruction! * Celebrating 30 years of _The Terminator_!
The killer Thomas Parnell's control over the Terminator army has brought both Skynet and the human resistance to their knees. With all of John Connor's other allies fallen or displaced in time, only he and the resurrected Marcus Wright remain to stand against this psychotic oppressor! * J. Michael Straczynski! * Pete Woods (_Superman_, _Deadpool_) brings the destruction! * Celebrating 30 years of _The Terminator_! Highest possible recommendation.�SciFiPulse
**J. Michael Straczynski!** Locked in a war neither can win, John Connor and Skynet contemplate the unthinkablean alliance against the murderous intelligence ravaging them both. But with Connor's foretold death nearing, is it too late?! Celebrate 30 years of _The Terminator_! Straczysnki and Woods are on a roll and they show absolutely no sign of stopping or slowing anytime soon.� Comic Bastards
Dream Police Joe Friday and Katie Black have abandoned their posts and fought their way clear across the Dreamscape to find out the truth about Joe's missing partner, Frank Stafford. They have at last met up with Frank, but will any of them survive the secret he has brought from the waking world? Who are the Dream Police, where did they come from, and why do they want to stop Frank from telling Joe the truth?
As the deranged Thomas Parnell employs the Terminator army to wreak havoc on both the human resistance and Skynet, the computer network calculates a single option for survivaland its plans require John Connor! * J. Michael Straczynski! * Pete Woods (_Superman_, _Deadpool_) brings the destruction! * Celebrating 30 years of _The Terminator_!
**J. Michael Straczynski!** With humanity on the verge of extinction and his resistance shattered, a broken John Connor parleys with Skynet in a final, desperate effort to overcome the psychotic genius of Thomas Parnell and his Terminator thralls! Pete Woods (_Superman_, _Deadpool_) brings the destruction! Straczynski and Woods are on a roll and they show absolutely no sign of stopping or slowing anytime soon.� Comic Bastards
Protectors, Inc.: Heroes in a world without super-powered bad guys. Heroes with corporate sponsors and far too polite rivalries and sporting franchises. Heroes without anything or anyone to fight...until one of them is murdered in ways that could only have been accomplished by someone with equal powers. Solving the mystery falls to Lieutenant Detective John Riley, an ordinary man whose investigation takes him into a strange and dangerous world light years beyond his abilities to understand and very likely far beyond his capacity to survive. The trail leads to a fifty-year-old secret that could threaten the very existence of Protectors, Inc., an impossible love affair, and a serial killer whose work is not yet finished.
The Verge, the no-man's land between the Dreamscape and the Waking World, has been off limits since time immemorial. But to solve the mystery of Joe Thursday's missing partner, he and Kate Black must go through a gauntlet of impossible pain and danger. Even if they come through the Verge alive, they will not come through unchanged.
Why has a wounded angel been chained and imprisoned on the outskirts of hell for a hundred thousand years? And why should Joe Fitzgerald care enough to help her, since it'll just slow him down in his search for Laura? Knowing that his actions could result in his permanent death, and with a civil war breaking out in heaven, Joe must make a fateful decision that will endanger not only his soul, but the soul of the woman he loves more than life itself.
Collects APOCALYPSE AL #1-4. All too often, private investigator Allison Carter is the only one who stands between the rest of us and the end of the world. In her biggest and most dangerous case to date, Apocalypse Al must fight her way through a collection of some of the biggest lunatics this side of the abyss: mad prophets, techno-wizards, cybervoids, dead but still nagging relatives, undead boyfriends, zombie cops, trolls, and machine gun toting imps. See for yourself the horror awaiting her on the other side of the happiest place on Earth...which may also be the very last place on Earth for her and all of us.
Ben Chambers is a private investigator at the end of his career, an arc best viewed through the bottom of a whiskey bottle. He has investigated missing persons, adulterous lovers, embezzling partners... and none of it has ever changed anything. Now, Ben looks at his life and wonders what was it all for, really? He resignedly takes on one last case, investigating the unsolved murder of corporate CEO Jason Black's son, an Iraq veteran killed shortly after an anti-war rally. Ben expected that his investigation would take him into the past through photos, research, and interviews. What he never expected was that the trip into earlier years would be literal... as he time travels back to the night of the murder! Will Detective Chambers be able to save the young man's life, and if so, what kind of consequences might it have on the present? From the mind of J. Michael Straczynski, Hugo Award-winning creator of Babylon 5 and writer for the blockbuster films Thor, Changeling, and World War Z!
For years, Barry Chase aka Flyboy was the faithful sidekick of the Red Cowl...until the day the Cowl was apparently murdered, sending Barry out on his own into a hostile world that ridiculed him and refused to take him seriously. Now the truth is known: the Red Cowl faked his death to ditch Flyboy...ruining his life...and now it's time for payback as our story reaches its dark and dangerous conclusion. Will Flyboy go through with his plans to murder the Red Cowl for real this time? And what dark secret does Barry carry from his past? Find out in volume two of Sidekick.