Alan Grant comic
They say if you repent your sins, you'll be forgiven. They say if you're truly sorry, your evil will be cleansed away. But it's not only God who loves a sinner - and when you enter the Church of Hell, you don't come out with a smile on your face, unless the Devil has cut you a new mouth! The four-issue event begins here!
Spanning more than 60 years of comics, WORLD'S FUNNEST collects some of the best Mxy and Bat-Mite tales ever written, from their very first appearances to their modern-day adventures! Superman and Batman may hold the title of World's Finest, but Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite are definitely the World's Funnnest! The two fifth-dimensional troublemakers never fail to bring chaos and magic to the lives of their favorite heroes-but always in the name of fun!Collects SUPERMAN AND BATMAN: WORLD'S FUNNEST #1; BATMAN: MITEFALL #1; BATMAN AND SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #6; SUPERMAN/BATMAN #51-52; THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #200; DETECTIVE COMICS #267, 482; SUPERMAN (vol. 1) #30; SUPERMAN (vol. 2) #11, #31; WORLD'S FINEST #113; BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #38.
Bruce Wayne is out of commission, but Batman must continue!A new era begins as a new Batman arrives in Gotham City. Bruce Wayne, battle-broken and unavailable for field duty after an epic showdown with Bane, has appointed a new Dark Knight as his temporary surrogate. Jean-Paul Valley (a.k.a. Azrael) has assumed the role of the Caped Crusader, but without his mentor’s integrity and experience, he quickly spins out of control. His undisciplined behavior is especially worrisome to both Robin and Commissioner Gordon.The fourth installment of the Batman: Knightfall saga, Batman: Knightquest: The Crusade Vol. 1 collects Detective Comics #667-670, Robin #1-2, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #19-20, Batman #501-504 and Catwoman #6-7, plus bonus material!
The Strontium Dog is back, courtesy of original creators John Wagner (A History of Violence) and Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd). This collection also includes a bonus What If...? story written by Alan Grant (Batman).
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Now in this first volume collecting together all the Strontium Dog adventures from the beginning you can join Johnny, his norm Viking partner Wulf Sternhammer and alien medic The Gronk as they fight their way through a universe of violence and prejudice!
It’s the big, bad Lobo book that has something to offend everyone! In these fast-shooting, gut-wrenching tales from the 1990s, Lobo’s out for revenge on whoever wrote an unauthorized biography of his life as a gun for hire! Then, the Easter Bunny hires Lobo to kill his biggest rival: Santa Claus! And Lobo signs on to kill the galaxy’s greatest criminal, but promptly gets killed. And 200 of the main man’s illegitimate offspring team up to knock off dear old dad! Collects LOBO #1-4, LOBO PARAMILITARY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #1, LOBO’S BACK #1-4, LOBO: BLAZING CHAIN OF LOVE #1 and LOBO CONVENTION SPECIAL #1.
Often credited with revitalizing the Dark Knight in the 1980’s, Norm Breyfogle’s Batman was known for his signature dynamic style. Collected here for the first time are some of the Bat’s most seminal moments-from the first appearances of Ratcatcher, the Ventriloquist and Cornelius Stirk to an epic battle against all four Clayfaces, all drawn with Breyfogle’s always dramatic style. Written by comics greats Alan Grant (BATMAN: ANARKY), John Wagner (JUDGE DREDD) and more, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: NORM BREYFOGLE collects DETECTIVE COMICS #579, #582-594, #601-607 and stories from BATMAN ANNUAL #11-12.
The Judge Dredd Mega-Special was produced annually ever summer - nine were published between 1988 and 1996. The size and look changed over the years to match the current Judge Dredd Megazine design and format.
The exploits of 'Black Hawk' and his rag-tag army of misfits become legendary. Just as he starts to gain the respect he richly deserves, the warrior is suddenly plucked from the Earth and transported across the galaxy to battle in an alien arena.
After being cancelled in 1984 after only 15 issues, Scream rose from the dead once more in these annual summer specials (four Holiday Specials were produced between 1985-1988 and one Spinechillers Specialin 1989). The specials contained a mix of new and reprint strips plus readers drawings, photo features (usually the London Dungeon) and games.
Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot was bullied throughout his childhood and teased with the nickname “Penguin” for his unique features, his eccentric fashion and the umbrella that never left his side. An outcast among his peers, Oswald would retreat to his mother’s bird shop, making friends of the feathered variety. Before long, he turned to a life of crime. Ruthless, vindictive, calculating and inventive, the Penguin presents himself as the sophisticated gentleman, but his need for respect and power is what truly drives him. From his bombastic beginnings as the master of “bird” crimes to his emergence as one of Gotham City’s meanest gangsters, the Penguin remains one of Batman’s oldest and most brilliant foes. Batman Arkham: Penguin collects some of the villain’s greatest stories by classic creators, including Bill Finger (Detective Comics), Alan Grant (Batman: Shadow of the Bat), John Ostrander (Suicide Squad), Doug Moench (Batman), Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series), Jason Aaron (Star Wars) and many more!Collects Detective Comics #58, #610, #611, #824, Batman #155, #374, #548, #549, Batman: Penguin Triumphant #1 and Joker’s Asylum: Penguin #1.
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.
Despite initial strong sales, the comic failed to run strips consistently and creators were not paid on time leading to its cancellation and publisher Apocalypse being declared Bankrupt. Some of the characters found life at new publishers, such as Dark Horse and Atomeka and some even in 2000AD itself. Apocalypse did reprint most stories in the Apocalypse (1991) series.