When a strange accident gives civil engineer Mitchell Hundred amazing powers, he becomes America’s first living, breathing super-hero. Eventually tiring of risking his life merely to help maintain the status quo, Mitch retires from masked crime-fighting and runs for Mayor of New York City, winning by landslide. And that’s when his real adventure begins…
Sci-fi action collides with fast-paced drama in this explosive new political thriller by acclaimed writes Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man), and Eisner Award-winning artist Tony Harris (Starman).
Collecting the first five issues of the acclaimed series, Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days is an intelligent, exciting, and often challenging look at the nature of politics and heroism in a post-9/11 world.
Scott Snyder - Batman (vol. 2) 3. - Death of the Family
After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all leads back to Arkham Asylum... This new hardcover collects the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. BATMAN VOLUME 3 will have repercussions that will affect the Batman universe for years to come! Collects BATMAN #13-17
J. M. DeMatteis - The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) - Kraven's Last Hunt - Fearful Symmetry
Writer J. M. DeMatteis and artist Mike Zeck craft the ultimate tale of revenge in this groundbreaking and legendary collection! Kraven the Hunter has stalked and killed every animal known to man. But there is one beast that has eluded him. One quarry that has mocked him at every turn: the wall-crawling web-slinger known as Spider-Man. And to prove that he is the hero's master, he will pull on his costume and become him... after he shoots and buries him six feet under! Collecting Web of Spider-Man 31-32, Amazing Spider-Man 293-294, and Spectacular Spider-Man 131-132.
Brian Michael Bendis - Dark Avengers - Molecule Man
The Dark Avengers are pitted against a foe they cannot defeat: A man with the power over every molecule in the world! Norman can't talk his way out of this one as the world gets turned upside down, and no joke... someone dies! Plus, poor Marvel Boy...he had no idea how sinister a gang the Dark Avengers actually is. And now he is running for his life. And poor Ares, he has no idea where his son goes while he is off being an Avenger. And now he is going to find out. And when he does... there will be hell to play! Guest-starring Nick Fury and the Secret Warriors! Collects Dark Avengers #9-12.
Brian Michael Bendis - J. Michael Straczynski - The Road to Civil War
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? The clouds are quickly building on the horizon for a storm that will split the Marvel Universe down the middle, and the line is drawn here! Ripped from the pages of _New Avengers_ comes the explosive hidden story of Marvel Universe’s secret past, the secret history of Marvel’s most secret team – how they came together, and how they are ripped apart – setting the stage for _Civil War_. Meanwhile, Spider-Man's got a new lease on life, new powers and a new costume with some very special features – courtesy of his new best friend, Tony Stark. So what could possibly go wrong? Lots, True Believer. The bonds that Spider-Man now forges may very well determine his capacity to withstand the coming storm. And finally, a mysterious object has fallen from the heavens to crash in the Midwest, and Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four has been called in to try to piece together the mystery surrounding it. What is it, and how will it lead into _Civil War_ and the return of a Marvel mainstay? Collecting the _New Avengers: Illuminati_ One-Shot, _Amazing Spider-Man #529-531_ and _Fantastic Four #536-537_ - written by Brian Michael Bendis and J. Michael Straczynski; and illustrated by Alex Maleev, Ron Garney, Mike McKone and Tyler Kirkham.
Brian Michael Bendis - Ultimate Spider-Man (vol. 1) 15. - Silver Sable
The head of Roxxon Oil sics the world's greatest mercenary, Silver Sable, on Spider-Man to learn why the web-spinner has targeted Roxxon on his nightly patrols. How violently Ms. Sable wants to handle the situation is strictly up to her. Spinning out of the Ultimate Spider-Man video game (written and designed by our longstanding team of Bendis and Bagley), Ultimate Silver Sable might be the most dangerous foe Spidey has ever faced Plus: the mystery of Ultimate Omega Red Collects Ultimate Spider-Man #86-90; Annual #1.
Brian Michael Bendis - Ultimate Spider-Man (vol. 1) 19. - Death of a Goblin
Peter and his Aunt May have perhaps the most important conversation of Peter's life. It's a gut-wrenching, emotional roller coaster you'll never forget. And Spider-Man is on the call when there is a huge explosion in the side of the Triskelion - the side housing superhuman criminals. From the acrid smoke emerges a man seething with vengeance - a man who wants Peter Parker dead! That man is Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin! And for the web-spinner, things are about to get out of control! The artistic baton is passed from longtime penciler Mark Bagley to stunning new ongoing artist Stuart Immonen, of Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four fame! Collects Ultimate Spider-Man #112-117.
Matt Wagner - Greg Rucka - Grendel Omnibus 4 - Prime
The world belongs to Grendel-Khan Orion Assante and his elite warrior caste of Grendels, but when Orion dies, the world is thrown back into chaos. To protect young Jupiter Assante, rightful heir to the throne, those still loyal to the Grendel-Khan must turn to a new power, the terrifying Grendel Prime! The story of Orion’s cyborg paladin unfolds in _War Child_, _Devil Quest_, and _Past Prime_, three tales that form the apotheosis of Wagner’s groundbreaking, centuries-spanning epic! _War Child_ won the Eisner Award for Best Limited Series! Includes the _Past Prime_ novel written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Wagner!
J. Michael Straczynski - The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 2) - The Life and Death of Spiders
In this collection of Marvel's most popular Spider-Man series, an introspective Peter Parker ponders the true nature of his powers and reflects on the moral responsibilities that accompany them... and realizes there are natural enemies his powers bring him as well. Collects: - Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #46-#50
Scott Snyder - Batman (vol. 2) 6. - Graveyard Shift
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s game-changing run on BATMAN set the comics world on fire with THE COURT OF OWLS, DEATH OF THE FAMILY and ZERO YEAR. Now collected for the first time, come the stories between the stories. In these standalone tales from the beloved series, Batman grieves for a son, infiltrates Arkham Asylum and tracks a serial killer. Spanning from the Zero Year to the future of BATMAN: ETERNAL, these stories expand and enrich the world of one of the most loved series in comics. Joining Snyder and Capullo is an all-star lineup of special guests - including Andy Kubert, Alex Maleev, Andy Clarke, Dustin Nguyen, Wes Craig, James Tynion IV, and Marguerite Bennett! This volume collects BATMAN #0, BATMAN #18-20, #28, #34 and BATMAN ANNUAL #2.
Matt Wagner - Grendel Omnibus 3 - Orion's Reign
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!
Skottie Young - Rocket Raccoon and Groot 1. - Tricks of the Trade
There's a new criminal mastermind in the galaxy, and it's...ROCKET RACCOON?! How did this happen? SERIOUSLY, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN, YOU GUYS Groot knows, but he's not talking! Well, he is talking, but all he's saying is...oh, you know. Diabolical danger, madcap mysteries and astonishing adventure abound as SKOTTIE YOUNG and FILIPE ANDRADE return to tell tall tail tales of Rocket Raccoon, now with the adorable, arboreal Groot along for the ride! If you love adventure, animals, outer space and just about anything in between, this is the book for you! COLLECTING: ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT 1-6
Scott Snyder - Batman (vol. 2) 7. - Endgame
For years, the Joker has regarded Batman with a sick, twisted love, thinking that one could never exist without the other. But that's all changed. Now the Clown Prince of Crime is done playing. He's going to kill Batman. And he's going to do it using those who Batman loves the most: the Justice League The Joker returns to Gotham City with a deadlier agenda than ever before, using every tool at his disposal to finally kill the Dark Knight. That includes turning Batman's allies against him in the bloodiest brawl that he's ever had to survive. BATMAN VOL. 7: ENDGAME is the biggest, boldest story that the #1 New York Times best-selling creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have told to date. With an ending you won't believe, this graphic novel is a classic in the making. Collects BATMAN #35-40.
J. Michael Straczynski - Superman: Earth One 1.
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!
Brian Michael Bendis - Ultimate Spider-Man (vol. 1) 12. - Superstars
A bizarre occurrence brings Spider-Man and Wolverine together for the weirdest team-up in super-hero history As the two struggle to get to the bottom of this mystery, their lives literally unravel. Why are both heroes too concerned with their own lives to work together? Strap yourself in, True Believer; it's all part of the ride you get when you buy a ticket for the team-up for people who hate team-ups Plus: Johnny Storm realizes that despite his new flame powers and fame on the horizon, he still doesn't have a high-school diploma. And where does the young New Yorker enroll? Why, none other than a certain Queens high school that also counts one Peter Parker - Spider-Man - as a student. And what's up between Johnny and sweet Liz Allen? Watch the sparks fly.
Brian Michael Bendis - The New Avengers 6. – Revolution
The New Avengers versus the Hand! And the New Avengers versus the Mighty Avengers! And the identity of the new Ronin revealed! Who is the new mystery player in the New Avengers? Find out here! Guest-starring the Mighty Avengers and... Brother Voodoo! Plus: the story Avengers fans have been waiting for. The shocking return of Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch!! Collects New Avengers #26-31.
Brian Michael Bendis - The New Avengers 7. – The Trust
The New Avengers have found a huge clue to the threat that has faced them since the day they banded together. And now just the knowledge of that threat is tearing them apart. What secret could be so damning that it could do to the New Avengers what the Civil War could not?? Collects New Avengers #32-37 and Annual #2.
Brian Michael Bendis - The New Avengers 5. – Civil War
The Civil War is on, and no book will be more affected than New Avengers. You think Marvel would never mess with its top-selling book? Wrong! The Avengers are about to go to war over their beliefs, and the shake-up will shock you. Each stand-alone story in this volume is illustrated by a genuine comics superstar! Collects New Avengers #21-25.
Brian Michael Bendis - Ultimate Spider-Man (vol. 1) 13. - Hobgoblin
It's the terrifying debut of the Ultimate Hobgoblin as Harry Osborn returns to Midtown High harboring a dark secret that will affect the lives of all those around him - especially his best friend, Peter Parker. And where does Harry's father - Norman Osborn, a.k.a. the Green Goblin - fit into all this? Collects Ultimate Spider-Man #72-78.
Brian Michael Bendis - Ultimate Spider-Man (vol. 1) 14. - Warriors
The Gang War to end all Gang Wars begins The Kingpin is in retreat - and that kind of a power vacuum won't last long. It's about to be filled by a figure of unabashed dread in the underworld: Hammerhead Plus: the Ultimate debut of several Marvel characters, including Moon Knight And Spidey thinks he's had trouble before... but nothing has ever made him declare "Peter Parker" no more Collecting Ultimate Spider-Man #79-85.