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Spider-Man's not just amazing, he's spectacular - and Marvel is proud to usher in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN as the Marvel Masterworks' 250th volume! In 1976, Spidey notched his second solo series under the direction of Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema. With his first live-action TV series on the horizon, the world wanted to know just who this Peter Parker guy was. SPECTACULAR not only expanded opportunities for the web-slinging wonder, it also provided a platform to expand upon and explore the world of his incomparable supporting cast: J. Jonah Jameson, Mary Jane Watson, Flash Thompson and more! Of course, there was no shortage of villains - including the Vulture and Morbius - or iconic guest stars, ranging from the White Tiger to the Inhumans! Collecting SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #1-15.
Collects Star Wars Special: The Constancia Affair, Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #1-9, Classic Star Wars: Han Solo at Stars' End #1-3, Classic Star Wars #1-3, material from Classic Star Wars #4 and Star Wars newspaper strips 3/11/1979-7/26/1981.Classic tales of Star Wars, from the funny pages to your bookshelves! Beginning in 1979, fans got a daily dose of a galaxy far, far away in their newspapers — now, with this volume, you can savor those stories without the 24-hour wait! C-3PO chronicles the adventures of the Rebel heroes! Luke takes his chances on a gambler's world! A sojourn on Tatooine is anything but peaceful! Princess Leia is put to work as an Imperial servant! Han Solo makes another Kessel Run! Han and Chewie get more than they bargained for on a job! And Boba Fett makes his comic debut!
Jessica Drew debuts as Spider-Woman in her inaugural Marvel Masterworks! Raised within the arms of the terrorist group Hydra, Jessica was taught to see the world from their twisted point of view and became a top agent in their international criminal network. But she began to break the bonds of her indoctrination when she crossed paths with Nick Fury and the Thing, becoming her own woman - and soon, an incomparable Marvel hero! Join us as Jessica Drew sets out to uncover her true origins, her identity and her place in the world. She'll employ both her spider-powers and her spy craft in battles with enemies mystical and macabre - and you'll soon see why Spider-Woman earned a reputation as one of Marvel's most unique series! Collecting MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #32, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #29-33 and SPIDER-WOMAN (1978) #1-8.
Darth Vader checks on the status of the Death Star II while the Rebels attempt to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt.
Luke Cage burst onto the comics scene in 1972 as the "Hero for Hire." Equal parts Marvel Method and Blaxploitation boldness, he was a new kind of hero for a new era. Now, the Marvel Masterworks proudly present the complete Luke Cage, Hero for Hire - the historic first title to headline an African-American super hero - in one hardcover volume! Cage's adventures depicted New York City's 1970s grit and the plight of its people unlike any other, all while incorporating larger-than-life villains including Black Mariah and Doctor Doom. From Cage's origin story to his first exploits as the hard-as-steel hero, each issue has been painstakingly restored and collected here in color for the very first time! Collecting LUKE CAGE, HERO FOR HIRE #1-16.
Collects Star Wars (1977) #1-23 and material from Pizzazz #1-16 and Star Wars Weekly (UK) #60.May the Force be with you, in the mighty Marvel manner! The classic original Star Wars comic-book series begins with an action-packed adaptation of Episode IV A New Hope, then continues the story of Luke Skywalker and his rebel friends as they fight on against the Empire in the dark shadow of Darth Vader! New planets and new perils await — like the Cloud Riders, the Behemoth and the space pirate Crimson Jack. Han and Chewie need six allies to make eight against a world — and one of them will be cult hero Jaxxon! Luke and the droids end up trapped on a Doomworld! And the Big Game will pit rebel against rebel!
Before Vampirella was marked by the Cult of Chaos as a living sacrifice to Lady Umbra, Queen of Shadows, she worked as an field operative for Cestus Dei, the Vatican’s version of MI-6. In this one-shot, set before the “Our Lady of Shadows” story arc (from Vampirella #1-6), Vampirella must go undercover at a French convent to investigate a series of weird deaths and odd disappearances believed to be the work of a long-dead evil witch known as Metifa, Satan’s Mistress. That’s right – one of the classic Warren-era menaces makes her modern age debut, with bestselling horror author Nancy A. Collins at the helm!
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Spider-Man swings into onto the stage as we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories, and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, Spidey faces the mind-bending madness of Mysterio in a classic showdown from the boundless imaginations of Stan Lee, John Romita Sr. and Don Heck — the villain’s special effects have never been bigger than in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #66! Then meet Jessica Drew, the startlingly different Spider-Woman in in MARVELSPOTLIGHT (1971) #32 — to know her is to fear her! And finally, with the webslinger missing, the Black Cat steals the spotlight! Can frantic Felicia Hardy find her Spider — or will she find adventure? Surprises are in store in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #90!
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Goodwin stayed for three issues... with Gerry Conway writing the fourth. Ditko handled the art on all four with Wood inking the first two and Al Milgrom inking the fourth.
Wolverine and Nick Fury — as both allies and adversaries! When they embark on a mission to stop the criminal mastermind Scorpio, Ma Fury’s favorite son has very personal reasons for wanting to bring in the villain alive. But what happens when Logan wants him dead? You just know sparks are gonna fly!
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
The Caped Crusader leaped off the pages in all his red and blue glory in this over-sized 80 page special crafted by 3-D expert Ray Zone. Not only did this graphic novel feature an all-new tale written and illustrated by John Byrne, but it also reprinted the classic story, "The Robot Robbers" by Sheldon Moldoff and Curt Swan from the 1953 tome, Batman: Adventures in amazing 3-D Action, which featured 3-D effects by Jack Adler. Boasting a large cast of villains including the Penguin, the Riddler, Two-Face and teh Joker, the issue also featured eye-popping pin-ups by such luminaries as Mike Mignola, George Perez, Alex Toth, Barry Windsor -Smith and Art Adams, and a pair of punch-out bat-shaped 3-D glasses.
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Making a lasting mark on comics as the co-creator of Spider-Man, Steve Ditko veered away from the mainstream and into darker territories at the end of the sixties, especially with his work in Creepy and Eerie! Warring wizards, paranoid goons, persistent heroes, and otherworldly domains dominate the diverse tales in this handsome collection-with fifteen of the sixteen stories written by fellow comics icon Archie Goodwin. New introduction by Mark Evanier!
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
Dracula's name alone is enough to inspire nightmares. The legendary lord of the undead first appeared in the Marvel Universe in the 1970s - and TOMB OF DRACULA, the most popular of The House's horror titles, lasted an astonishing seven years. Now it's time to experience the legend as we collect the first 25 issues of the classic spooky series along with a few chilling surprises! Reprinting "Tomb of Dracula" #'s 1-25, "Werewolf by Night" #15 and "Giant-Size Chillers" #1.
For the first time, the Batman stories from legendary comics writer Archie Goodwin arecollected together.Collects stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #437, 438 and 440-443, DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3, SHOWCASE '95 #11, BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1 and 4, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #132-136, and BATMAN: NIGHT CRIES.
Iron Man is captured by A.I.M using a suction beam and trapped in a submarine by orders of Mordius. Meanwhile A.I.M. soldiers are gloating about how they have sunk The Maggia’s gambling ship and destroyed their leadership. The Golden Avenger is knocked out by gas while back on the sinking Maggia ship Jasper Sitwell is evacuating the passengers. Sitwell stumbles upon Whitney Frost whom he recognises from Stark Industries as one of Tony’s admirers...
Finally, the legend of Vampirella can be told... from her very beginning! The Essential Warren Years collects the complete story of Vampirella, the raven-haired heroine and beloved horror hostess! Starting with her first appearance in "Vampirella of Drakulon" by Forrest J. Ackerman and Tom Sutton, and spanning each and every fear-fraught issue from the first five years of Vampirella Magazine, this massive tome not only introduces one of the most iconic characters in horror comic history, but her hypnotic supporting cast: the Conjuress, Pendragon, Adam Van Helsing, the Cult of Chaos, and the undead lord Dracula! Featuring the creative talents of Archie Goodwin, Jose Gonzalez, Steve Englehart, Gonzalo Mayo, and more!
The Batman tales that tie into the epic “Zero Hour” storyline are now finally collected into one graphic novel in BATMAN: ZERO HOUR!Time is collapsing in on itself. The villainous Extant has ushered in a series of black holes that are swallowing the universe-past, present and future! The Bat-family, like everyone else in the DC Universe, has seen time loops affect their lives. The result? The return of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, teenage Dick Grayson as Robin, and Bruce Wayne’s parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. Then, after the crisis in time as been averted, new details about the origins of Batman, Robin and Catwoman are revealed.Legendary comics writers Chuck Dixon, Archie Goodwin, Alan Grant and Doug Moench team up with veteran Batman artists Graham Nolan, Jim Balent, Bret Blevins and more to present the Dark Knight stories tying into the classic ZERO HOUR event, now collected here for the first time! Collects BATMAN #0, #511; BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #0, #31; DETECTIVE COMICS #0, #678; CATWOMAN #0, #74; BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #0; and ROBIN #0, #10.