In the centuries since the mask of Grendel was last seen, humanity’s survived a third World War, the fall of Western Civilization, and the rise of an all-powerful church state. But when the depraved Pope Innocent XLII begins construction of a new church tower hiding a powerful and deadly secret, two men will rise against the church’s corruption. One is Orion Assante, a man determined to expose the Pope for who he really is. The other is a mysterious figure wearing the all-too-familiar face of Grendel! Grendel: God and the Devil masterfully interweaves sanity with madness, churches with corporations, and good with evil in one of the most stunning and prophetic stories of modern comics. One of Wagner’s riskiest and most compelling works, this massive volume will thrill every Grendel fan, and dazzle anyone searching for a great story told in a whole new way.
Matt Wagner - Grendel - The Devil Inside
The spirit of Grendel seethes in the mind of everyone it encounters. A touch of death, of fear, of anger infects all, gripping at the soul, and wreaking havoc on the lives of those in its path. In this now-classic chapter of the Grendel saga, we return to Brian Li Sung, a once-successful Broadway stage manager who became Grendel after losing the love of his life-the granddaughter of the original Grendel, Hunter Rose. Now down and out, living in the slums of Brooklyn, Li Sung struggles as an off-off-off-Broadway stage manager by day; by night, he stews in the hatred and violence that is Grendel, and becomes a cold-blooded killer. When old friends can't help him, and the city can no longer cope with this scourge of destruction, it's up to one desperate cop to stop the murderous rampage, or die trying.
Matt Wagner - Grendel vs. The Shadow
Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in a thrilling story written and drawn by legendary _Grendel_ creator Matt Wagner. _Grendel vs The Shadow_ channels the energy and swinging jazz of the 1930s, but pulls no punches as the criminal underworld is caught between two powerhouse personalities!
Frank Miller - The Art of Sin City
Frank Miller’s Sin City has set the gold standard for crime comics, both for Miller’s unflinching stories and for his visceral, powerfully charged art. To honor the artist and his groundbreaking work, Dark Horse is proud to return Frank Miller: The Art of Sin City to print, now in an affordable softcover edition. An astonishing look into a master’s process, containing pieces both published and unpublished, and featuring items ranging from preliminary sketches to promotional images, this beautiful artistic showcase holds everything a Sin City fan, or connoisseur of fine art, could ever hope for.
Ed Brubaker - Winter Soldier 2. - Broken Arrow
Ed Brubaker is reunited with famed artist Michael Lark (DAREDEVIL)! Winter Soldier fi nds himself on a twisted trail from coast to coast and past to present, chasing the insane man who will become his worst enemy: a villain who knows that Bucky is still alive. In the aftermath of a tragic and savage murder, Winter Soldier and Black Widow's hunt gets personal! Old enemies resurface with new code names, and nothing will ever be the same. COLLECTING: WINTER SOLDIER 6-9
Ed Brubaker - Captain America - Reborn
Following the events of _Captain America_ #600, Steve Rogers' closest friends and allies may have found a way to bring back the original Captain America. Or is what they found something more sinister? The Red Skull's greatest plan to destroy Captain America has been in motion and its completion is almost at hand. Will Captain America be lost forever, or will he be _Reborn_? Collecting: _Captain America: Reborn_ 1-6
Frank Miller - The Big Fat Kill
With The Big Fat Kill Frank Miller is at it again with another comics packed with guns, lovers, losers, and surprises. In Sin City's Old Town, the prostitutes run the show. "The cops stay out. That leaves the girls free to keep the pimps and the mob out." Sounds like an OK place, right? It is until a pushy, loud-mouthed guy who has had one too many drinks comes into Old Town and gets himself killed by the ladies. When they find out who he is, they realize that "it'll be war. The streets will run red with blood. Women's blood."
Peter David - House of M - The Incredible Hulk
In the Australian outback, Bruce Banner has found a peace he's never known among a tribe of Aborigines. But when their safety is threatened by a battle between a sect of AIM and the ruling totalitarian mutant government, the Hulk is forced to intervene in a big way. A House of M tie-in as the aforementioned "House" discovers that there is one mortal in the entire world that can stand against it, and he's drawing an incredible line in the sand, setting a stage for an unprecedented showdown. The Hulk like you've never seen him before! Collects Incredible Hulk #83-87.
Elizabeth Lowell - Amber Beach
Deadly secrets are buried on Amber Beach ... Donovan International is a power to be reckoned with in the dazzling and cutthroat worldwide gem trade -- and is therefore a target for the murderous greed of unscrupulous competitors. Though a shrewd businesswoman, Honor Donovan has been effectively shut out of the dangerous family enterprise by the Donovan males -- until her favorite brother, Kyle, mysteriously vanishes along with a fortune in stolen amber. Now, linking up with "fishing guide" Jake Mallory -- whose previous association with the Donovans has bred mistrust and suspicion -- Honor sets out for the Pacific Northwest in search of answers. But old wars and new politics have lured ruthless, high-stakes players from around the globe into a deadly game. And suddenly, elusive trust can be the only salvation -- and death the penalty for deceit -- if Honor and Jake hope to survive the perilous intrigues surrounding a breathtaking lost Czarist treasure known as the Amber Room ...
Jeph Loeb - Batman: Hush (angol)
The complete critically acclaimed and best-selling tale is now available in one sensational volume. Gotham City's infected by a crime epidemic, and all of Batman's enemies have emerged to throw his life into utter chaos. But little do they know that they're all pawns of the villainous Hush in his elaborate game of revenge against Bruce Wayne. Pushed past his breaking point, Batman will need to use more than the world's greatest detective skills to uncover the true identity of this mysterious mastermind before it's too late.
Cullen Bunn - Captain America and Iron Man
Captain America and Iron Man head to Madripoor for a technology expo! What could possibly go wrong? Everything, that's what - especially when Batroc's Brigade shows up, and a technological nightmare threatens to bring the world to its knees! As Cap and Tony fight their way through Madripoor in search of the villains behind the disaster, the elusive Kashmir Vennema is prepared to sell the dangerous secrets she's stolen to the highest bidder - including A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K. - and foremost among those secrets is complete specs on Iron Man's armor! Plus: Captain America and Namor battle the Thule Society during WWII! As the Thule unleash the Kraken, an Atlantean weapon of ungodly power, Namor encounters a clandestine society - but are they friend or foe? Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #633-635 and CAPTAIN AMERICA AND NAMOR #635.1.
Frank Miller - Batman - Year One
A new deluxe trade paperback edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever, written by Frank Miller, author of The Dark Knight Returns! In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman's first year fighting crime, this collection includes reproductions of original pencils, promotional art, script pages, unseen David Mazzucchelli Batman art and more!
Lee Child - The Visitor
The Visitor is the UK/AUS title for Running Blind. Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook have a lot in common. High-flying army career women, both are victims of sexual harassment from their superiors; both are force to resign from the service. And now they're both dead. Their unmarked bodies are discovered in their homes, naked, in baths filled with army-issue camouflage paint. Expert FBI psychological profilers start to hunt for a serial murderer, a smart guy with a score to settle, a loner, an army man, a ruthless vigilante known to them both. Jack Reacher, a former US military cop, is a smart guy, a loner and a drifter, as tough as they come. He knew both victims. For Agent-in-Charge Nelson Blake and his team, he's the perfect match. They're sure only Reacher has the answers to their burning questions: how did these women die? And why?
Harlan Coben - Deal Breaker
Sports agent and sometime investigator Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Suddenly Myron is plunged into a baffling mystery of sex and blackmail. Trying to unravel the truth about a family's tragedy, a woman's secret and a man's lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business - where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.
Brian Michael Bendis - Siege
Beginning with the ravaging effects of Avengers Disassembled and following the aftermath of House of M, Civil War and Secret Invasion, culminating with the evil Reign of Norman Osborn, the Marvel Universe has been left with its greatest villains holding more power and control than ever before. On the brink of madness, Osborn, in his final bid to take total control, targets the final obstacle in his mission...Asgard. Events are set in motion forcing our heroes to put aside the deep rifts that have grown over the past seven years. Opposing them stand a horde of evil that has begun to take down the gods of the Golden Realm! SIEGE will rock the foundations of every super hero, villain and team in the Marvel Universe. As an era ends, one word will ring above all others..."SIEGE." Collecting: Siege #1-4: The Cabal, Siege Prologue
Michael Uslan - Peter Snejbjerg - Batman - Detective No. 27
26 Detectives have preceded him - now Bruce Wayne must become BATMAN: DETECTIVE NO. 27. In the streets of Gotham City, a boy is orphaned, his parents slain by an unknown assailant. Devoting himself and his inherited fortune to bettering his body and mind, he swears to become a force for justice, aided only by his faithful manservant Alfred. A familiar story? Perhaps, but this time the year of the crime is 1929, and young Bruce Wayne is about to become the latest inductee of a secret society of crimefighters - one in which the members are known only by their number. Twenty-six detectives have preceded him - a roster that includes legendary lawman Allan Pinkerton, former U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt and other well-known heroes - so clearly Bruce must become...Detective No. 27! BATMAN:DETECTIVE No.27 is a stunning original Elseworlds hardcover graphic novel that blends dynamic action, meticulous period research and moody art. Written by movie producer Michael Uslan (Batman, Batman Returns) and beautifully realized through the intricate artwork of Peter Snejbjerg (STARMAN), DETECTIVE No. 27 is a classic adventure story that spans the decades, as Abraham Lincoln's assassination sets in motion a chain of events that shapes the destiny of Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Selina Kyle, and an array of real and fictional 20th-century characters. BATMAN: DETECTIVE No. 27 revels in the history of the Dark Knight, pulp magazines and America itself, telling a thrilling story of a world readers will surely want to visit time and again!
Neil Gaiman - Brian K. Vaughan - Garth Ennis - Vertigo Resurrected - Winter's Edge
In time for the frigid depths of winter are ten previously uncollected short stories from the pages of VERTIGO WINTER'S EDGE – the timeless Vertigo title that featured comics' most select and sensational creators tackling the imprint's most enduring characters. Featuring The Endless, Swamp Thing, John Constantine and Tim Hunter in stories by Neil Gaiman (SANDMAN), Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN), Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN), Garth Ennis (PREACHER), Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100) and many, many more!
Frank Miller - Family Values
Frank Miller's first-ever original graphic novel is one of Sin City's nastiest yarns to date! Starring fan-favorite characters Dwight and Miho, this newly redesigned edition sports a brand-new cover by Miller, some of his first comics art in years! There's a kind of debt you can't ever pay off, not entirely. And that's the kind of debt Dwight owes Gail. The girls of Old Town have their own family values, their own laws, and when someone too dumb to know better breaks them, an example needs to be set. Dwight's got his own reasons for taking the job, and deadly little Miho . . . Miho likes to play with them a little first. With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece!
Jason Aaron - Thor: God of Thunder 2. - Godbomb
Somewhere at the end of time, all the gods of the universe are enslaved, working to build a machine that will forever change the face of creation. What is the Godbomb? And what can Thor, the last free god in all the cosmos, do to stop it? As Gorr's master plan continues to unfold, all hope for divinity is lost as Thor finds himself in chains alongside his fellow gods. As the dark origin of Gorr is revealed, along with the truth behind his bloody quest to butcher the gods, three time-bending Thors unite to lead an army of slave gods in the fight to save all of divinity. But will it all be for naught as the clock ticks down and the massive Godbomb is triggered at last? And after the dust clears, what will be left of the universe’s divinity? COLLECTING: Thor: God of Thunder 6-11.
Richard Castle - A Brewing Storm
Part 1 of the Derrick Storm Trilogy FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HEAT WAVE When Derrick Storm needed to leave the CIA, he couldn't just retire. He had to fake his own death. So when his former boss calls in an old favor that will bring Storm out of early retirement and back to Washington to investigate a high-profile kidnapping, he knows there must be more at stake than the life of a senator's son. Working alongside, but not exactly with, bombshell FBI investigator April Showers, Storm must make sense of a confusing flurry of ransom notes and a complicated web of personal relationships and international politics. He'll get to the bottom of the kidnapping, but the storm is still brewing . . .
Jason Aaron - Thor: God of Thunder 1. - The God Butcher
Throughout the ages, gods have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. Now, Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future. The only hope for these ravaged worlds is for Thor to unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher! In the distant past, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods across the depths of space. In the present, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes with the cries of tortured gods...and is shocked to find himself among them! And thousands of years from now, the last god-king of a ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the God Butcher's beserker legions. As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape! COLLECTING: Thor: God of Thunder 1-5, plus never-before-seen extras!