Cataclysm' part 4, continued from BATMAN #553. While taking Bane back to Gotham City, an earthquake strikes and the villain escapes! As destruction rains down, Azrael chases his lost prisoner. Continued in DETECTIVE COMICS #720.
Azrael's old uniform has identified him as the alleged murderer of a U.S. Senator, so armed with a new costume developed and supplied by the Dark Knight, Azrael must abandon his former abilities and find a hoped-for strength from within!
Azrael ventures back into the No Man's Land of Gotham City on a mission of mercy, freeing a young girl from the clutches of the cannibalistic Calibax and returning her to her panic-stricken mother. But is the girl actually saved?
The Angel of Justice faces the Joker in a "No Man's Land" tie-in! When Batman charges Azrael with finding and taking down Gotham City's most insane threat, the Clown Prince of Crime takes it as a grave insult.
Batman Unauthorized explores Batman’s motivations and actions, as well as those of his foes. Batman is a creature of the night, more about vengeance than justice, more plagued by doubts than full of self-assurance, and more darkness than light. He has no superpowers, just skill, drive and a really well-made suit.
One of the most recognized superheroes ever created, Batman has survived through campy TV shows and films, through actors such as Adam West, Michael Keaton and Christian Bale. Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City covers expansive territory ranging from the silly to the solemn. Why is the Joker so good at pushing Batman’s buttons? What does Batman’s technology say about the times? Why are Batman’s villains crazier than average? And why is Batman the perfect, iconic American hero?
Collecting stories from more than seven decades of comics, GREEN LANTERN: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS honors all of Earth’s Green Lanterns—from the wartime avenger Alan Scott to brash Guy Gardner, from solemn John Stewart to young, cool Kyle Rayner. And, of course, read the rise, fall and redemption of the greatest Green Lantern of them all: Hal Jordan! This crash course in the history of the Emerald Crusader contains GL’s Golden Age debut by Bill Finger and Martin Nodell and Silver Age reinvention at the hands of John Broome and Gil Kane, up through his modern adventures by Geoff Johns. Other legendary talents featured include Alex Toth, Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams, Mike Grell, Darwyn Cooke, Ethan Van Sciver and Doug Mahnke.
On Easter Sunday of April 1941, a young woman pushes through the holiday crowds, racing for her life through the streets of Manhattan. It's a chase that leads from the bustling American metropolis all the way to Berlin, the dark heart of the Nazi regime... a chase of screeching taxis and motorcycle escapes, of a fantastic battle between a German U-boat and an autogyro over Coney Island! Like marionettes dangling from invisible hands, neither Allies nor Axis agents can tell if they are the puppeteers... or the dolls whose strings get cut! Behind it all, The Shadow looms, a master of men with cold, hollow laughter and blazing .45 pistols! The acclaimed, complete Shadow 1941: Hitler's Astrologer collaboration of Batman scribe Denny O'Neil and artist Mike Kaluta, available for the first time in over two decades, completely remastered!
For any writer who wants to become an expert comic-book storyteller, The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics is the definitive, one-stop resource!
In this valuable guide, Dennis O’Neil, a living legend in the comics industry, reveals his insider tricks and no-fail techniques for comic storytelling. Readers will discover the various methods of writing scripts (full script vs. plot first), as well as procedures for developing a story structure, building subplots, creating well-rounded characters, and much more. O’Neil also explains the many diverse formats for comic books, including graphic novels, maxi-series, mega-series, and adaptation. Of course, there are also dozens of guidelines for writing proposals to editors that command attention and get results.
A collection of the three DEMON tales, each story explores the connection between Batman and the villain Ra's al Ghul. The first tale focuses on the two teaming up and a union between the Dark Knight and Talia al Ghul; the second focuses on Ra'sattempting to father a heir; and the third explores the real story behind the seemingly immortal villain and his motivation for world domination. Collects BATMAN: SON OF THE DEMON #1, BATMAN: BRIDE OF THE DEMON #1 and BATMAN: BIRTH OF THE DEMON #1.
SHAZAM! Since 1940, that magic word has been an inspiration to all. For twelve-year-old newsboy Billy Batson, it meant becoming the World's Mightiest Mortal! Blessed with the powers of the gods by the wizard Shazam, the beloved super hero has been defending the helpless, righting wrongs and crushing evil for seventy-five years, without ever losing his Golden Age charm. And he's never had to do it alone - over the years, our hero's family has grown to include some of the most iconic deputies in comics including Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., Uncle Marvel, Hoppy the Marvel Bunny and the sometimes ally Black Adam. SHAZAM!: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS includes all of the Big Red Cheese's shining moments, from his first appearance in WHIZ COMICS to his modern incarnation in DC's New 52, featuring the talents of Bill Parker, C.C. Beck, Curt Swan, Elliot S. Maggin, Jerry Ordway, Geoff Johns and many, many more.
In these tales illustrated by master comics artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Superman battles Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, SolomonGrundy, and teams up with Supergirl, The Flash, Adam Strange, the Metal Men and Firestorm. These tales, many of whichhave never been collected before, are spotlights for Garcia-Lopez's powerful artwork.
A man is killed during a strange theft, and soon Batman finds himself pitted against an almost ethereal foe. Later, Bruce returns to Alaska, only to face a different type of death in part 3 of "Shaman."
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