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Investigative reporter Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of the 21st Century surroundings while working for the newspaper The Word in this critically-acclaimed graphic novel series written by comics superstar Warren Ellis, the co-creator of PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY. In this volume, two candidates are facing off in the presidential election, and in all the media only Spider Jerusalem seems to have the intestinal fortitude to hack his way through the campaign propaganda and find out the reality behind the spin. But even if he manages to being the public the unvarnished truth, the question still remains: will they do the right thing once they have it? Collects #19-24 and stories from VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE #2-3.
DC's new editions of TRANSMETROPOLITAN begin here, with this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson! After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings. In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider's interview with the Transients' leader gets him a scoop he didn't bargain for. And don't miss Spider's first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men's room.
Investigative reporter Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of the 21st Century surroundings while working for the newspaper The Word in this critically-acclaimed graphic novel series written by comics superstar Warren Ellis, the co-creator of PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY. In this third volume, Spider Jerusalem begins to crumble under the pressure of sudden and unwanted fame. Having had enough of the warped 21st century Babylon that he lives in, Spider escapes into a world of bitterness and pills. As he stumbles through this haze of depression and drugs, he must find a way to cover the biggest story of the year, the presidential election. Armed with only his demented mind and dark sense of humor, Spider embarks on an adventure of political cynicism, horrific sex, and unwelcome celebrity which culminates in a shocking and ruinous ending. Collects issues issues #13-18.
This second PLANETARY collection focuses on the team's mysterious benefactor, the "Fourth Man." After paying their final respects to a British occultist with ties to their group, Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner, and The Drummer continue their super-human archeological studies as they visit a hidden government compound full of radioactive human guinea pigs, discover a fictional construct that has been made real and learn of a malevolent group known simply as "The Four." As these investigations take place, Elijah begins to learn some truths about both the Fourth Man's identity as well as his own hidden past. Featuring an introduction by Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator, Joss Whedon! Collects 7-12.
This is it - the long-awaited fourth and final graphic novel collecting the adventures of Elijah Snow, a powerful, hundred year old man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful but bored woman, and The Drummer, a man with the ability to communicate with machines. Infatuated with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, these mystery archaeologists of the late 20th Century uncover unknown paranormal secrets and histories, such as a World War II supercomputer that can access other universes, a ghostly spirit of vengeance, and a lost island of dying monsters.In this volume, the team encounters an abandoned alien spacecraft -- but will the heroes beat their rival, Jacob Greene of the villainous "Four," to the ship? Then, Elijah Snow begins to pull back from his allies, acting increasingly in secret. Will he be able to draw the last of the Four out of hiding, and can he act before his teammates lose their faith in him?
"Provocative, eminently addictive, and top of its class."ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The creator of the acclaimed series TRANSMETROPOLITAN, Warren Ellis delivers PLANETARY, hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads. This collection features the adventures of Elijah Snow, a hundred-year-old man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful woman, and The Drummer, a man with the ability to communicate with machines. Tasked with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, these mystery archaeologists uncover unknown paranormal secrets and histories, such as a World War II supercomputer that can access other universes, a ghostly spirit of vengeance, and a lost island of dying monsters. Collecting #1-6 and the PLANETARY PREVIEW
A New York Times Bestseller! After witnessing the demise of most of her StormWatch teammates, Jenny Sparks wants to create a new super hero team dedicated to protecting Earth against threats of a global scale. Joined by former StormWatch members Jack Hawksmoor and Shen Li-Min, Jenny recruits four new members, the Doctor, the Engineer, Apollo, and the Midnighter forming the ultra-powerful Authority. Collected in this edition are their first two missions, battling a nation of super-powered terrorists and stopping an invasion from a parallel world.
The forces of darkness are closing in on outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem and his merry, filthy band ã but now theyve got their own rope around the neck of corrupt President Callahan, and its time to start tightening the noose. TRANSMETROPOLITAN: THE CURE is the ninth volume reprinting the acclaimed series written by Warren Ellis (PLANETARY, RED) with art by Darick Robertson (The Boys). Jerusalem and his cohorts step up their investigation into Callahans misdeeds and turn up some startling evidence...not to mention a sole surviving witness to the Presidents depravity. The problem, as always, will be getting the word out before the massive forces of the Executive Branch black out everything ã and everyone ã involved.
Investigative reporter Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of the 21st Century surroundings while working for the newspaper The Word in this critically-acclaimed graphic novel series written by comics superstar Warren Ellis, the co-creator of PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY. In this eighth volume collecting issues #43-48 of the groundbreaking VERTIGO title, all hell breaks loose as a nameless sniper terrorizes the Print District and a raging superstorm clears the streets of The City.
The Authority, now under Jack Hawksmoor's leadership following Jenny Sparks' death at the end of the 20th Century, face multiple foes such as a mad scientist and his army of superhumans who wanted to influence the 21st Century through Jenny Spark's successor Jenny Quantum, a previous Doctor who manipulated the Earth itself, and a duplicate team of superheroes modeled on the Authority that was created and backed by the G7 group of nations. Collects THE AUTHORY #13-29
An assortment of Hellblazer stories written by Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS), Warren Ellis (PLANETARY), and others. In these stories by some of comics' top writers, John Constantine faces school violence, a desperate, occult family and more. Plus: A group of documentary filmmakers try to find out what happened to Mucous Membrane -- an up-and-coming punk band led by John Constantine that met a mysterious end. Collects HELLBLAZER #144, 145, 245-246, 250 and VERTIGO RESURRECTED: HELLBLAZER--SHOOT #1.
A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper. And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants sheÕs buried in her own body-is the only person who can save him. What she doesnÕt know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history. New York Times best-selling writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, THE AUTHORITY) returns to DC to curate Jim LeeÕs WildStorm world, with this debut issue resetting the WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others.
Created by Entertainment Weekly "It" writer, Global Frequency is a worldwide rescue organization that offers the last shred ofhope when all other options have failed. Manned by 1001 operatives, the Frequency is made up of experts in fields as diverse asbio-weapon engineering and Le Parkour Running. Each agent-equipped with a special mobile vid-phone-is speciffically chosenby Miranda Zero, enigmatic leader of the Global Frequency, based on proximity, expertise, and, in some cases, sheer desperation! This 288 page volume collects the entire 12 issue Global Frequency storyline in one trade featuring art by mindblowingcollection of artists including: Lee Bermejo, Glenn Fabry, Steve Dillon, David Lloyd, Gene Ha and many others.
Lying beneath Europa's (Jupiter's moon) half-mile-thick mantle of shear ice is the only ocean in the solar system besides those on Earth. And within those cold waters could rest the key to life on Earth - and quite possibly its extinction! It's the job of U.N. weapons inspector Nathan Kane to learn what sort of beings lie under the icy dome. But he's about to encounter resistance of the violent kind from the staff manning Earth's outpost on Europa -- and he'll like what happens even less when the long-slumbering aliens begin to awaken ! Collecting the hit miniseries by Warren Ellis, Chris Sprouse & Karl Story.
Legendary creators Warren Ellis, Darko Macan, John Higgins, Tim Bradstreet, Marcelo Frusin and Gary Erskine tear at the scabs covering humanity’s self-inflicted wounds in JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 13: HAUNTED. John Constantine may not be the nicest man you’ll ever meet, but there’s plenty who are worse—and now that he’s back in eternal, ever-changing London, he’s about to discover some prime examples of the species. After spending a lifetime knee-deep in the necromancy trenches, Constantine has seen every shade of self-aggrandizement that the predators of the world have to offer, making it all too easy for him to track them down and corner them in their squalid little lairs. Because the ugly truth is, no matter how many pseudo-mystical rationalizations the tossers spout, they can’t disguise the soul-crushing banality of their evil. To defeat them, all he has to do is peel away their delusions and hold up a mirror. After all, no one knows the torment of true self-knowledge better than John Constantine. Collects #134-145 of the signature Vertigo series together with the controversial “Shoot” one-shot from VERTIGO RESURRECTED and three never-before-reprinted seasonal tales from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE.
Warren Ellis concludes his run on Stormwatch, redefining the team and introducing new members, including the powerhouse Apollo and brutal Midnighter. But when disaster strikes in the form of aliens creatures, can the team survive? Plus, Warren Ellis introduces the concept of The Bleed, the fabric between realities that becomes a major aspect of the Wildstorm and DC Universe! This volume collects Stormwatch Vol. 1 #48-50 and Stormwatch Vol. 2 #1-11.
Stormwatch, the United Nations Special Crisis Intervention Team, was formed to act as a powerful police force on a global scale. But Weatherman Henry Bendix, the controller of the superheroes, has decided that this course of action is no longer effective. Recruiting the electric Jenny Sparks, the lethal assassin Rose Tattoo, and the city-symbiote Jack Hawksmoor, the Weatherman transforms the once-reactive troupe into a proactive, take-no-prisoners strike team, making the reader question the way that superhero teams are perceived.
Leaving the Earth is a dangerous business, and probably always will be. But in the long run, the greater danger is not leaving - something that legendary comics writer Warren Ellis makes vacuum-clear in this pair of suspense-filled space adventures, collected here for the first time in a single hardcover volume. In OCEAN, the acclaimed art team of Chris Sprouse and Karl Story joins Ellis for a journey to the research station Cold Harbor orbiting the Jovian moon Europa, where the discovery of ancient artifacts beneath the frozen crust sets off a power struggle that threatens to expand into a full-scale holocaust for all of humanity. In ORBITER, Ellis and renowned artist Colleen Doran investigate the mystery of the space shuttle Venture, whose disappearance in orbit effectively ended the United States' manned space program. When Venture reappears ten years later with new instrumentation, new engines, and an outer covering of something very much like human skin, a team of specialists must discover where she and her one surviving crew member have been - and how sand from Mars got in her landing gear. Featuring Ellis's trademark blend of canny characterization and sterling storytelling, OCEAN/ORBITER: THE DELUXE EDITION also features an afterword from the author and a special section of preliminary art and character designs from Sprouse, Doran, and cover artist Michael Golden.
Angela Spica is wounded, alone and hiding from black-ops killers sent by her own benefactor, the man she thought responsible for her well-beingÑthe mastermind behind an assassination attempt the Engineer just foiled. But, unknown to her, she might yet have a chance to survive this terrible day. The Grifter has a plan. A storm is building. And through it all, a mysterious woman crackles though the electrical devices that inhabit our lives, slipping among the invisible networks of the world. ThereÕs something new in the world.
Outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem attacks the injustices of his surreal 21st Century through black humor as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word in this critically-acclaimed graphic novel series written by comics' superstar Warren Ellis, the co-creator of PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY. In this volume, Jerusalem targets three of society's most worshipped and warped pillars: politics, religion, and television. When Spider tries to shed light on the atrocities of these institutions, he finds himself fleeing a group of hitmen/kidnappers in possession of his ex-wife's frozen head, a distorted creature alleging to be his son, and a vicious talking police dog. Collects issues #7-12
The final volume in the saga of outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem written by comics superstar Warren Ellis. At last, it's the final showdown between Spider and the absolutely corrupt President of the United States in this new edition of the finale to the classic dystopian saga from Vertigo.
Collecting the six-part story from JLA CLASSIFIED #10-15, by Warren Ellis and Butch Guice! The various members of the JLA are drawn into a deadly web of illusions, each visiting a very personal vision of Hell. Manipulating them is a mysterious being known only as Z, and if he succeeds, the World's Greatest Super Heroes are doomed!
From superstar creator Warren Ellis and fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos comes a story of a super-team with a serious difference: they're not exactly the “good” guys… Meet Threshold, Evo, Sublime, Bliss, Powerhaus and Copycat—products of the same program that produced the Gen 13 kids who are under the combined mentorship of the beautiful, evil Ivana Baiul and the barking mad Sideways Bob. Super-powered, super-cool, holed up in luxury apartments in a run-down part of New York City, they're entering a world they think they can understand…but do any of them truly realize what they've gotten into?
Collecting the Eisner Award-nominated series by Warren Ellis and J.H. Williams III! Michael Jones was a British spy who'd seen better days—but things took a turn for the worse once he fell into the Desolation Project's hands. Now he's the preeminent detective for an elite clientele—the underground community of ex-spooks in gritty L.A.
The fast-paced, three-issue miniseries is collected along with Warren Ellis' script for issue #1! In a near-future London, Tony Ling's a Zen gangster. Rosi Blades is a bored camgirl. They've never met, but this unlikely pair is about to embark on the chase of a lifetime down the crowded streets of the city.
All Angela Spica did was save someoneÕs life. And now hers is over. The rogue engineer lies bleeding in a place she hopes nobody will find - but sheÕs wrong. The people embedded in the secret power structures of the world are tracking her. Skywatch. Halo. International Operations. A covert operative called Grifter. If only she hadnÕt unknowingly foiled an assassination planned by her boss. If only her boss wasnÕt the one person more interested in the EngineerÕs transhuman implants than in her life. ItÕs all going very wrong, very quickly. ThereÕs going to be more blood.