No longer content to inhabit one host at a time, the Grendel entity goes viral, in a new phase of Wagner’s epic spanning centuries and culminating with the rise of a new kind of host—the Grendel-Khan! This volume collects the never-before-reprinted “Incubation Years” tales from Grendel #20–22 and the mammoth God and the Devil and Devil’s Reign story lines, featuring art by Tim Sale and John K. Snyder and collected in order for the first time!
Matt Wagner - Grendel - God and the Devil
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!
Andy Diggle - Dark Reign: Hawkeye
Bullseye cuts loose! Reporter Ben Urich investigates a brutal massacre that has all the hallmarks of the notorious assassin Bullseye. But can Urich connect the murders to the Dark Avenger known as Hawkeye? Norman Osborn must bring H.A.M.M.E.R. down to hide the awful truth before it tears the team apart - and poisons the Avengers' noble legacy forever! The killer creative team of Andy Diggle (Thunderbolts) and Tom Raney (Secret Invasion: Inhumans) spins the spotlight on one of Marvel's most controversial characters! Collects Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1-5.
Ed Brubaker - James Asmus - Captain America and Bucky - Old Wounds
William Nasland and Fred Davis aren't household names, yet they were the patriots who carried on the legacy of Captain America and Bucky after the original heroes went missing in action during the final days of World War II. Decades later, Nasland is dead, and only an elderly Davis remains to tell their tale. But a deadly villain from the Invaders' past has found his way to the future and marked Davis for death, setting up a mystery that ties together generations of heroes - one Steve Rogers and the original Human Torch must solve before the legacy of Captain America is usurped by evil! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #625-628 and WHAT IF? (1977) #4.
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
Jason Latour - Winter Soldier 4. - The Electric Ghost
All-new mission! All new creative team! All new status quo! Join writer Jason Latour (Loose Ends, WOLVERINE) and artist Nic Klein (Dancer, Viking, Doc Savage) as they take the reins of the critically acclaimed series! In the wake of the hunt for the Black Widow, a broken and beaten Winter Soldier begins perhaps his most personal mission yet: a quest for redemption. But as Bucky looks to make peace with his deadly past, a new villain from his future is out for war...and blood. COLLECTING: Winter Soldier 15-19
Ed Brubaker - Captain America - Winter Soldier
For more than fifty years, the Soviets employed an undercover agent - an unstoppable, untraceable killer known as the Winter Soldier. His suspected identity? Bucky Barnes, Captain America's one-time partner, thought to have died in World War II. Now, the Winter Soldier is back, working for the ruthless General Lukin - who has obtained a functional Cosmic Cube, a weapon of limitless power that can bend reality itself. Vowing to end Lukin's reign of terror and destruction, Captain America relentlessly tracks the Cube - only to find himself face to face against the Winter Soldier. Will Cap be forced to batt le his resurrected partner so soon after finally learning the astonishing truth? COLLECTING: CAPTAIN AMERICA (2005) 1-9, 11-14
Ed Brubaker - Captain America - Winter Soldier 1.
Cap is awakened in the dead of the night by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who need the kind of help only he can provide. But the corpse he finds on the Heli-carrier brings him face-to-face with the unthinkable, and opens doors to terror and manipulation he never dreamed possible! Collects Captain America (2004) #1-7.
Frank Miller - The Hard Goodbye
Sin City launched the long-running, critically acclaimed series of comics novels by Frank Miller. Having worked on some of the most important comic books in the 1980s, including Marvel Comics's Daredevil and the influential Batman graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, Miller was already a heavy-weight cartoonist, but he hit his stride with Sin City. It gave him the freedom that doesn't come when working on someone else's characters. While the art isn't as polished as in later books, it is in many ways the quintessential Sin City story: tough-guy Marv finds the girl of his dreams, an incredible beauty named Goldie. But when Goldie is murdered on their first night together, Marv scours the bars and back alleys of Sin City to find her killer in hopes of avenging her death.
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.
Frank Miller - Hell and Back
Can anything be darker than noir? Try Frank Miller's Sin City series. The tasty Hell and Back features Wallace, a brooding artist with a decided talent for hurting people, and Esther, a stunningly beautiful actress accidentally mixed up in a slavery ring that extends far and deep enough to transcend the word conspiracy. The tale twists, turns, and backtracks, teasing the reader with hints of terror to come--until the explosive climax. Miller's art is exactly right for his words; he uses more black than white, and color only when appropriate. The chapter dealing with Wallace's drug hallucinations is beautiful, heartbreaking, and terrifying in turn. Readers interested in the human dark side should find out what fans of Sin City already know: Frank Miller has seen it and wants to share.
Frank Miller - Booze, Broads, & Bullets
The Sin City graphic novels are among the most widely acclaimed comics in history, but Frank Miller is also a master of the quick and dirty yarn. Collected in this sixth volume of his crime-comic megahit are all of Miller's Sin City shorts and one-shots, newly redesigned with a brand-new cover by Miller, some of his first comics art in years! Collecting classics like "Just Another Saturday Night" and "Silent Night," both starring the iconic big lug with a condition, Marv; "The Customer Is Always Right," featured in the Sin City film; and "The Babe Wore Red," starring Sin City's most enduring hero, Dwight, Booze, Broads, and Bullets spans every kind of dark business you might encounter on a cold night in Basin City. It's sure to scratch your Sin City itch again and again, in just that way that makes you itch for more. With Miller and co-director Robert Rodriguez gearing up for Sin City 2, this third edition is being released at just the right time!
Frank Miller - That Yellow Bastard
In a Sin City short story, "The Babe Wore Red," Frank Miller deviated from his stark black-and-white artwork by adding tiny bits of color throughout the story. The girl's dress was red, her lips were red--you get the picture. In That Yellow Bastard, the fourth Sin City graphic novel, Miller's experiment with yellow ink is also a tremendous success. The setup is simple. On the last day before he retires, Hartigan, an old cop, gets a call about an 11-year-old girl who has been kidnapped by a lunatic. Hartigan has got just one more thing to do before he retires: save the girl. Saving her is the easy part, because Hartigan has uncovered something really bad that is not going to stop until it catches up with him. That Yellow Bastard is nerve-racking to the very end.
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.
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 - 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!
Ed Brubaker - Marc Andreyko - Captain America and Bucky - The Life Story of Bucky Barnes
Think you know the story of Cap and Bucky's origins? Well, think again. The secret story of the early days of Captain America is revealed here, told from Bucky Barnes' point of view. What was Cap and Bucky's first mission together? What was the tragedy that happened on it that changed everything about who Bucky was? And what is the secret that connects the Cap and Bucky series to Cap's modern day stories? From co-writers Ed Brubaker and Marc Andreyko with artist Chris Samnee (_Thor: The Mighty Avenger_). Collecting: _Captain America & Bucky_ #620-624
Ed Brubaker - Winter Soldier 1. - The Longest Winter
He's been Bucky and Captain America - now, James Barnes returns to the role of the Winter Soldier! They're the super-spies of the Marvel Universe - and when ex-Russian sleeper agents awaken, Bucky and the Black Widow must go on the hunt for men trained by the Winter Soldier himself. But when the trail leads to Latveria, Bucky comes face-to-face with Dr. Doom! Can Bucky and the Widow prevent war with Latveria? Can Bucky stop the sleepers he himself trained? Eisner Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker and superstar artist Butch Guice kick off an explosive new era for Bucky Barnes! Collecting FEAR ITSELF #7.1: CAPTAIN AMERICA and WINTER SOLDIER #1-5.
Ed Brubaker - Captain America - The Trial of Captain America
Nothing will ever be the same again, and this time we mean it! Not even Captain America can escape the sins buried in his past, and Bucky Barnes' future hangs in the balance as evidence of the Winter Soldier's crimes comes to light. And with Bucky's trial distracting our heroes, the new Red Skull plots a terror attack at the heart of America! Plus: Steve Rogers emerged from the Super-Soldier Program to become the first Captain America, the Sentinel of Liberty. When he died, Bucky Barnes took up the shield to become a new kind of Captain America. With Barnes on trial, who will wield the legendary weapon? Who will become the new Captain of America? It's the start of a new era for the famed Avenger! Collects: CAPTAIN AMERICA #611-615 and #615.1, and - in Premiere HC version - material from CAPTAIN AMERICA 70TH ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE.