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MATT WAGNER returns with the third and final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy MAGE: THE HERO DENIED. This long-awaited conclusion follows the adventures of the reluctant everyman hero Kevin Matchstick, who, after encountering a shaggy and beguiling wizard, discovers he is the reincarnation of the legendary Pendragon and able to wield the power of the mystical weapon, Excalibur. The story picks up several years after the fateful climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds Kevin beginning to once again doubt the virtue of his actions and the course of his destiny.
Author Raymond Chandler wrote, “Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.”Chandler was talking about his own character, Philip Marlowe, but he could just as easily been referring to the Hire, the star of BMW Films’ series of short films. Now Dark Horse and BMW Films are bringing The Hire—the enigmatic hero capable of doing the hard thing for the right reasons—to the comics page. Just as each of the films is directed by a different top director, each issue of The Hire will be a stand-alone story by a different top creator or creator team. First up: Matt Wagner, the creator of Grendel and Mage. When the Hire is asked to sneak a rich man’s spoiled, scandalous daughter out of town, he thinks the worst he’ll have to deal with are persistent paparazzi. Then the bullets start to fly… This summer, there’s a new kind of hero at the wheel. Buckle up!
Grendel feels himself stalked by an unknown presence. At first he believes this haunting presence to be Argent, but when confronted by Argent Grendel learns otherwise. As Grendel, Hunter Rose is enemy to police and criminal alike. Losing his edge is not an option. Grendel seeks mystic help from an enemy voodoo master to cure what ails him. Matt Wagner launches a stunning all-new miniseries featuring the Devil himself!
Dynamite presents the return of yet another Legend as Matt Wagner unveils the all-new Zorro! Writer, Art Director and cover artist Matt Wagner is in command of this all-new "year one" Zorro comic book adventure. Similar in tone and scope to Dynamite's acclaimed Lone Ranger series, Zorro also features artist Francesco Francavilla who complements Wagner's pulp action writing!
The Dark Knight has faced many twisted nightmares: killer clowns and crazed ex-D.A.s, women dressed as cats and steroid-pumped madmen. But an unholy relic the bones of Hunter Rose has brought a deadlier foe to his city. A relentless, merciless foe. A foe known as Grendel-Prime. The devil has returned to Gotham.
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!
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner’s iconic and ground-breaking character, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present an all-new ongoing series featuring THE SPIRIT. Scripted by Eisner Award-winning author, Matt Wagner, this monthly title will delight longtime fans as well as help introduce a whole new generation of fans to the character. Set in the classic period of The Spirit’s golden age, the 1940s, the first 12-issue story arc follows the strip’s most beloved characters, Commissioner Dolan, his daughter Ellen, Ebony White and Sammy as they attempt to uncover why The Spirit has been missing, and presumed dead, for the past two years. Has the famous blue-masked hero finally fallen victim to one of the malicious felons or beautiful femme fatales from his lengthy rogues’ gallery of enemies? In the words of Central City’s most prominent headlines: “WHO KILLED THE SPIRIT?” Illustrated by Dan Schkade and colored by Brennan Wagner, this series will strive to honor the vital and prestigious legacy of one of comicdom’s most talented and influential creators – Will Eisner.
HOUSE OF SECRETS' Rain hosts this first-ever VERTIGO holiday anthology, featuring winter tales of some of the line's most popular characters like Desire of the Endless, John Constantine and many more.
Vertigo was Vertigo's "launch title", it previewed the old and new titles that would be a part of the Vertigo imprint that premiered in '93 and as incentive included an original Sandman story that would be collected along with other Sandman-related odds and ends in Sandman: Fables and Reflections. Of the twelve comics advertised (excluding Sandman as it wasn't a preview), seven came out in January, two in February, two in March and one in July
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
Matt Wagner's seminal Mage series begins here! This comiXology staff favorite is not to be missed! Thrusting themselves into the lonely life of Kevin Matchstick are the mysterious vagabond sorcerer, Mirth; the evil Grackleflints, with their poisonous elbow spurs, and a power that runs through Kevin's body and spawns from a struggle as old as time itself.
Believing to have already found two of the artifacts, Tower seek the final piece that can release his beloved from damnation: the remains of a fearless life.
THE SHADOW is a character that has lasted through decades on the pages of pulp magazines, over the radio airwaves, thru the silver screen, and in the panels of comic books. Shrouded in mystery, his origins have been explored and hinted at over the years...but never fully revealed. Much is known of Kent Allard/Lamont Cranston's years spent in the Orient and Central America-wherein he gains his powers and purpose...but not how he first developed his persona as the Master of Darkness. Eisner Award-winning author, Matt Wagner is joined by artist Wilfredo Torres in an exhilarating 8-issue limited series that will explore the dynamic events that first drew Cranston back to the States, how he first met his companion and lover, Margo Lane, how he began to assemble his vast network of agents and how he first adopted the famous black hat and cloak as his alter-ego's disguise-all secrets that, up until now...only The Shadow knew!
Legendary creator Matt Wagner returns to both write and draw an all-new tale for the first and most famous of all pulp heroes, The Shadow! Following his critically acclaimed work on The Shadow: Year One and Grendel vs. The Shadow, Wagner once again lends his masterful talents to unveil “what evil lurks in the hearts of men.” In a storyline that is sure to rock The Shadow’s relentless crusade against crime, Dynamite is proud to bring readers The Death of Margo Lane — a five-issue series written and drawn by Wagner and colored by his talented son, Brennan Wagner. For years, Margo Lane has served as The Shadow’s faithful “friend and companion”, the closest and most intimate of all his many agents.
Glenda Mark followed Jason Blood to TinTagel Castle in Cornwall to show him a book she had taken from his apartment. In it was a picture of Belial which bore a striking similarity between him and Etrigan The Demon. However, Jason was prevented by magic from seeing the pages which appear blank to him. Believing it was the only way to get answers, Glenda persuaded him to summon Etrigan. Safely imprisoned within a magic circle, Jason allowed The Demon out so Glenda can question him. He was also blind to the pages in the book and after toying with Glenda for a while revealed that if they wanted answers that they should go to Daganbrack Tower in Ireland. Jason was reluctant to go but was persuaded by Glenda that it was the only way to help him be rid of The Demon. When they arrived at Daganbrack, a secret entrance was revealed to them which lead to tunnels beneath the tower. They soon found the Book of Belial which they believed could help them, but were suddenly attacked by the demon Clutcher. Fearing Glenda was about to be killed Jason changed places with Etrigan so that he could fight him.
This issue, Mage: The Hero Defined #0, is titled the "Second Interlude." It takes place after the series Mage: The Hero Discovered, and also after the "First Interlude," which was published inGrendel #16-19. It takes place before Mage: The Hero Defined #1.Kevin Matchstick has continued to gain experience as a warrior against the forces of darkness. Here, he has a more carefree attitude than in the first Interlude. He is searching the Grand Canyon for some "nasties" and runs into Joe Phat, a fellow avatar. Joe and Kevin fight an ogre-wight and destroy it through teamwork. They bond quickly and decide to join together in their struggle against their eldritch adversaries. This story sets up the partnership that they continue throughout the rest of The Hero Defined proper.It is not necessary to read the Second Interlude in order to understand the rest of The Hero Defined, in terms of plot.
Her tale spans centuries and entire globe--from medieval kingdoms to modern day New York. She is Madame Xanadu, the ageless fortuneteller whose powers of sight can change the course of human events...but how does the seer see herself and what will her own future hold?
The one and only Matt (MAGE, GRENDEL) Wagner returns to conclude his epic story of Zorro! We return to the story as Alejeandro de la Vega finds out that his son, Don Diego, is pulling double-duty as Zorro. How will this affect Zorro's continuing crusade against the alcalde of Los Angeles, Luis Quintero? Find out in ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #1!
In this film noir-like series by writers Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, Wesley Dodds (the Sandman) and his girlfriend Dian Belmont (daughter of the District Attorney) encountered several, often grotesque, foes in multi-issue storylines. The team of Dodds and Belmont were a nod to Nick and Nora Charles of The Thin Man novel and movies.
Matt Wagner's masterpiece celebrates its thirtieth anniversary with the first ever comprehensive collection of the complete Grendelsaga! The first of four volumes presenting the entire series and following the chronology of the stories, this edition introduces millionaire Hunter Rose and his alter ego, the criminal mastermind Grendel!