What Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, and John Totleben accomplished during their time on the comic book series Swamp Thing shouldn’t be underestimated in the history of comics and, specifically, the history of horror comics. The modern comics landscape has been changed by the Vertigo line of books—an imprint that traces its roots back to this version of Swamp Thing. By taking a horror character fully entrenched in a superhero world (as silly as that might seem), this creative team put a new face on horror comics and on horror in general. Swamp Thing: Love and Death is the second collection of the team’s work on the series, presented here in full color. Don’t let the mediocre Swamp Thing movies fool you, this book is filled with sophisticated suspense and terror.
Alan Moore - Providence - Act 1
Alan Moore's quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying examination of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It is being universally hailed as one of Moore's most realized works in which the master scribe has controlled every iota of the story, art, and presentation. The result has been a masterpiece like no other, unparalleled in tone and content, and a true must have addition to his essential works in the field. For a limited one-time run, Avatar Press is presenting a collected Providence Act 1 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #1-4, and all the back matter, which is limited to 6,666 copies. This edition will not be reprinted, there will not be a softcover edition, and this material will not be printed again until the complete collection is available in the far distant future. Don't miss your chance to enjoy the first piece of a true horror masterpiece and enter the creeping world of Providence.
Alan Moore - Saga of the Swamp Thing 1.
Before WATCHMEN, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history. With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop of horror, SWAMP THING's stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance. SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING Book One collects issues #20-27 of this seminal series including the never-before-reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #20, where Moore takes over as writer and concludes the previous storyline. Book One begins with the story "The Anatomy Lesson," a haunting origin story that reshapes SWAMP THING mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond.
Chris Roberson - Repossessed
Told from a female zombie's perspective, I, ZOMBIE is a smart, witty detective series with a mix of urban fantasy and romantic dramedy. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person until she eats the next brain. She sets out to fulfill the dead person's last request, solve a crime, or right a wrong. Once upon a time, Gwen's biggest concerns were finding a brain to snack on and worrying whether her boyfriend would find out she was a zombie. Now, with undead secret agents and monster hunters teaming up to stop a mad scientist from bringing about the end of the world, and her friends stuck right in the middle of it, Gwen has bigger problems on her hands. But can a girl help save the world without losing everything in the world she loves?
Matthew Sturges - Bill Willingham - Under New Management
A new era begins in these tales from issues 21-25 as Fig reopens the bar with Cain as her new partner. Trouble arises, though, when a young man arrives claiming to have a very special relationship with Fig…
Matthew Sturges - Bill Willingham - The Beauty of Decay
Now relocated to the Space Between, Fig, Peter and Jordan venture into the city of ghosts to visit the abandoned Pathfinder's Academy. Collecting HOUSE OF MYSTERY 16-20 and the HOUSE OF MYSTERY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2009.
Matthew Sturges - Bill Willingham - Love Stories for Dead People
Unlock the doors to the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, the new ongoing series that reinvents the classic DC Comics concept. This second volume collects issues #6-10 and continues shedding a light on exactly why five strangers have found themselves trapped in a supernatural bar where extraordinary patrons pass the time telling astonishing stories. And if you think the bar is an odd place, wait until you see what happens in the basement of the House of Mystery! Featuring art by acclaimed creators such as David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Bernie Wrightson (SWAMP THING), Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN) and more, find out what the heavy buzz behind this new series is all about!
Matthew Sturges - Bill Willingham - Room and Boredom
Welcome to the House of Mystery! Filled with peculiar, otherworldly characters from all walks of life, this series from Matthew Sturges (JACK OF FABLES) and Bill Willingham (FABLES) focuses on five people trapped in the reality-warping House of Mystery, a supernatural bar where tales are the legal tender and only the finest storytellers are patrons! But how – and why – they're stuck inside is all just a little piece of the puzzle in this first volume, which collects issues 1-5 of the all-new acclaimed series and special bonus material.
Chris Roberson - Six Feet Under and Rising
In this collection of issues #13-17, Spot tumbles into a cemetery sinkhole full of hungry creatures, Gwen's monster hunter boyfriend might uncover her big secret, and The Dead Presidents arrive, intent on taking names in a city infested with skeeball fanatics, mad scientists and shambling zombies!
Mike Mignola - Christopher Golden - Baltimore 4. - Chapel of Bones
The world’s greatest monster hunter wages war against a plague of vampires intent on resurrecting a demonic god, an evil witch in league with a clan of undead, and his mortal nemesis, leading to a final showdown in London! Collects Baltimore: The Infernal Train #1-#3 and Baltimore: Chapel of Bones #1-#2. * By award–winning, best-selling writers Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. "One of the most energetic and inventive new horror comics.”—Joe Hill (Locke & Key)
Alan Moore - Providence - Act 3
The soul-crushed final arc of Providence is unveiled in this special hardcover-only edition! Everything Robert Black thought he knew is called into question as the tapestry of history and the stories of H.P. Lovecraft get wound ever tighter. All the secrets are revealed and nothing will ever be the same by the end of Providence! Alan Moore's quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying reinvention of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It is being universally hailed as one of Moore's most realized works in which the master scribe has controlled every iota of the story, art, and presentation. The result has been a masterpiece like no other and a true must-have addition to his essential works in the field. We present a collected Providence Act 3 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #9-12, and all the back matter, in this one-time printing of this edition.
Alan Moore - Providence - Act 2
The second arc of Providence is unveiled in this special hardcover-only edition. Robert Black came looking for a story but what he found is a world of misery and woe. He's becoming a broken man, only beginning to accept the horrors of the Lovecraftian world are real and hiding in plain sight. Alan Moore's quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying reinvention of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It is being universally hailed as one of Moore's most realized works in which the master scribe has controlled every iota of the story, art, and presentation. The result has been a masterpiece like no other and a true must-have addition to his essential works in the field. We present a collected Providence Act 2 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #5-8, and all the back matter, in this one-time printing of this edition.
Mike Carey - Lucifer - A Dalliance with the Damned
LUCIFER, A DALLIANCE WITH THE DAMNED finds the Lightbringer hard at work on a New Creation - outside the bounds of any authority but his own, complete with a new pair of inhabitants for a new Garden of Eden. But as he tries his hand at universe-building, back on Earth (and in Hell) schemes and betrayals continue to grow.
Alan Moore - Promethea 4.
The conclusion of Promethea's sprawling tour of the higher realms of the spirit is collected in this softcover reprinting PROMETHEA #19-25! This Eisner-winning saga has been lauded by Entertainment Weekly and Time.com. Don't miss the fourth thrilling volume collecting this trailblazing series!
Alan Moore - Promethea 3.
The third thrilling collection of the critically acclaimed, award-winning PROMETHEA is back, offered as a softcover version of the original hardcover! PROMETHEA BOOK THREE is a 224-page trade paperback from AMERICA'S BEST COMICS reprinting PROMETHEA #13-18, written by Alan Moore with art and cover by J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray. Featuring the first half of a cosmic road trip, this volume finds Promethea and Barbara traveling an unlikely path. Their wanderings take them through the many realms of Heaven and Hell, visiting manifestations of great visions and visionaries. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Stacia is the acting Promethea — protecting and serving the people of New York while Promethea is away. Is she up to the task?
Alan Moore - Promethea 2.
Comics supremo Alan Moore's incredible and acclaimed synthesis of ancient myth and modern science continues as university student Sophie Bangs learns more about the amazing legacy she has inheirited from the demi-goddess known as Promethea! As Sophie struggles to comprehend the depth and complexity of her otherworldly self, so she must contend with a myriad of menaces who unfortunately know her only too well. There's Painted Doll, The Temple and the Goetic demons of Benny Solomon. Sophie's apprenticeship is coming to an end...one way or another! Another instant classic from the creator of Watchmen!
Alan Moore - Promethea 1.
Sophie Bangs was a just an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York when a simple assignment changed her life forever. While researching Promethea, a mythical warrior woman, Sophie receives a cryptic warning to cease her investigations. Ignoring the cautionary notice, she continues her studies and is almost killed by a shadowy creature when she learns the secret of Promethea. Surviving the encounter, Sophie soon finds herself transformed into Promethea, the living embodiment of the imagination. Her trials have only begun as she must master the secrets of her predecessors before she is destroyed by Promethea's ancient enemy.
Alan Moore - Nemo - The Roses of Berlin
From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen! Sixteen years ago, notorious science-brigand Janni Nemo journeyed into the frozen reaches of Antarctica to resolve her father's weighty legacy in a storm of madness and loss, barely escaping with her Nautilus and her life. Now it is 1941, and with her daughter strategically married into the family of aerial warlord Jean Robur, Janni's raiders have only limited contact with the military might of the clownish German-Tomanian dictator Adenoid Hynkel. But when the pirate queen learns that her loved ones are held hostage in the nightmarish Berlin, she has no choice save to intervene directly, traveling with her aging lover Broad Arrow Jack into the belly of the beastly metropolis. Within that alienated city await monsters, criminals, and legends, including the remaining vestiges of Germany's notorious 'Twilight Heroes', a dark Teutonic counterpart to Mina Murray's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. And waiting at the far end of this gauntlet of alarming adversaries there is something much, much worse. Continuing in the thrilling tradition of Heart of Ice, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill rampage through twentieth-century culture in a blazing new adventure, set in a city of totalitarian shadows and mechanical nightmares. Cultures clash and lives are lost in the explosive collision of four unforgettable women, lost in the black and bloody alleyways where thrive The Roses of Berlin.
Alan Moore - Nemo - River of Ghosts
In a world where all the fictions ever written coalesce into a rich mosaic, it's 1975. Janni Dakkar, pirate queen of Lincoln Island and head of the fabled Nemo family, is eighty years old and beginning to display a tenuous grasp on reality. Pursuing shadows from her past - or her imagination - she embarks on what may be a final voyage down the vastness of the Amazon, a last attempt to put to rest the blood-drenched spectres of old. With allies and adversaries old and new, we accompany an aging predator on her obsessive trek into the cultural landscape of a strange new continent, from the ruined city of Yu-Atlanchi to the fabulous plateau of Maple White Land. As the dark threads in her narrative are drawn into an inescapable web, Captain Nemo leads her hearse-black Nautilus in a desperate raid on horrors believed dead for decades. Through the exotic spectacle of an imagined South America, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill steer their fifty-year-long Nemo trilogy to its remarkable conclusion, borne upon a River of Ghosts.