James Sturm pens this richly evocative graphic novel set in the 1920s. The Stars of David, a barnstorming Jewish baseball team, travel from town to town earning a living by playing local squads. They all sport beards, a gimmick to attract patrons but when financial difficulties threaten to end their season they cast their lot with a Chicago promoter who has just seen the hugely successful German silent film Der Golem... With the golem, a baseball game is transformed into a mythical pageant. Fear and curiosity fills the stadium, but it also stokes the flames of anti-Semitism. Winning the game for the Stars of David becomes less important then surviving it. With a sepia-tinted cinematic style, this compelling book reminds us that making it home is at the heart of baseball.
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Near the end of the 12th century, the Vikings as we know them ceased to exist. Their barbaric blood had been diluted over the centuries and they had become more civilized. Violence became frowned upon and bold displays of it were outlawed. Decrees of all kinds were established to govern and control the people’s actions. Struggling to adapt in this new era and retain their strong belief in loyalty and honor in battle are the “The Last of the Viking Heroes.” These four valiant friends fight for survival in the changing times of the 12th century… Prince Sven, last of the Viking royalty, Erik, the swashbuckling Ladies’ man, Jon, the magician, and Tomgar, the half-native American warrior, cut a swath of action and adventure through mystical kingdoms of yore priding themselves on the warriors code of loyalty and honor.
This volume collects stories Feldstein wrote and drew about "The Machine-Gun Mad Mobsters" and "The Case of the Floating Corpse," as well such horror gems as "The Mummy’s Curse," "The Thing in the Swamp!" and our title story, "Terror Train." Plus: the most unlikely origin story of them all ― the tongue-in-cheek origin of EC Comics itself, in "Horror Beneath the Streets!" There are more than 30 stories in all, with essays and commentary by EC experts. Black & white illustrations.
The Doolin' Brothers are on the run from a heist gone sour, but their bad luck catches up with them when they regather to strategize. The only thing that could save them from capture by bounty hunters is a quiet young girl with a knack for sharpshooting...
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It wouldn’t be a Joker story without a surprise…and right on cue, here’s an unexpected one-shot epilogue to Joker: Killer Smile! Young Bruce Wayne grew up watching The Mr. Smiles Show-and the show might have been watching him back! And not only was young Bruce watching, he was listening…listening as Mr. Smiles spoke across the airwaves only to him… The Eisner Award-winning creative team of writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino land one last gut-punch-turning the mythos of the Batman on its head in the most devastating trick The Joker has ever devised!
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DC celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Emerald Knight with this new collection of the best Green Lantern tales across the decades! This new edition celebrates the legacy of Green Lantern, from the debut of Alan Scott in 1940, to the character’s rebirth in 1959 as test pilot Hal Jordan-part of a vast Green Lantern Corps that serves justice across the galaxy-to John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, and beyond. Included in this title are some of the greatest Green Lantern tales ever, featuring stories and art by comics’ top talents.
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In Mali in Africa, a red Mother with Child, a 14th century African sculpture, is saved from the destructive madness of Islamists by Alou, a young honey hunter. In the company of other migrants, sisters and brothers of misfortune, Alou goes all out to reach Europe. His goal and his obsession: entrust the precious statuette to the Louvre Museum! An epic adventure, touching upon the burning worldwide issue of refugees and immigration, in the ever-expanding Louvre collection commissioning graphic novels from leading world artists to spin tales around the famous museum.
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A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND COMIC BOOK EXPERIENCE! Watch the upcoming live-action digital promotion coming this winter – then jump headlong into the fight-fueled showdown of the century as acclaimed writer Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and red-hot artist Joe Bennett (Teen Titans, Deathstroke) reveal the full scope and adrenaline-drenched intensity of…NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE! Colin King is Ninjak, MI-6's deadliest intelligence operative and weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Ninjak will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for a high-octane, take no prisoners trial by fire more perilous and more unpredictable than any he's faced before. In 2018, the world's most dangerous super-spy goes to war with the Valiant Universe… Guest-starring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Livewire, Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, and many more, don't miss the ULTIMATE JUMPING-ON POINT for the most acclaimed and hotly followed publisher anywhere in comics today as Ninjak leads an all-star introduction to the most brutal fighters the Valiant Universe has to offer!
On 5th November 1980 Marvel UK launched two "themed" weekly titles - Valour, whose strips all had a fantasy twist to them, and the science fiction-oriented Future Tense. The first issue used a suitably space-suited Nick Fury, though the Agent of SHIELD's tales were not being reprinted inside. Instead, the initial line-up was Micronauts, Paladin (from Marvel Premiere #43), Seeker 3000 (from Marvel Premiere #41) andWarlock (from Marvel Premiere #1); Micronauts would be a mainstay for Future Tense through to the final issue, but all the others would eventually be replaced by other strips. Star-Lord (from Marvel Spotlight #6) joined in #4 for a short run, while Marvel's Star Trek, beginning with the adaptation of the Motion Picture, replaced Seeker 3000 as of #6, to become the second strip destined to continue to the end of Future Tense. With #13 Future Tense absorbed failing sister title Forces in Combat, adding the latter's title to its byline for a single issue and taking up FiC's only SF strip, Rom, into its own line-up. The line-up remained stable for the next few issues, but with #20 Future Tense consumed another failing title, its "twin", Valour, whose two surviving strips, Weirdworld (a.k.a. Warriors of the Shadow Realm, initially from Marvel Comics Super Special#11) and Conan (from Conan the Barbarian) displaced Warlock. The revised line-up for Future Tense and Valour, a title it would retain through to #35, again stabilised for a time, with the only change being when Weirdworld ended (when the US strips ran out) and was replaced by Captain Marvel (from Marvel Spotlight#1) as of #28. Conan ended in #34, and with #36 Future Tense reinvented itself as a monthly title. Rom's final appearance was in #38, and in January 1982 Future Tense ended with its 41st issue.
A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW's Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Leah Moore! Irene Adler has been many things in her young life, a fugitive, a master of disguise and a femme fatale, but even she is surprised to find herself made bounty hunter, tracking savage foes across the grimy streets of London. In a far off world, defending Barsoom against an influx of trespassers, Princess Dejah Thoris is ready to put the guilty to her sword. Now, the world-colliding events of SWORDS OF SORROW have brought these dangerous women together... and the fate of planets hang in the balance!