Archie Goodwin comic
Later issues saw the comic dip into Marvel's other movie adaptations, such as Time Bandits, Krull and For Your Eyes Only, and then, when those ran out, began reprinting Crystar, followed by Power Pack, a Marvel US strip with a tenuous space opera linkage...
Collects Star Wars (1977) #1-6, 39-44 (remastered); Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) #1-4 (remastered). The classic Marvel adaptations of all three films in the original Star Wars trilogy, collected in one blockbuster volume — fully remastered for the modern age by colorist Chris Sotomayor! Relive the events of A NEW HOPE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI as the timeless saga of Luke Skywalker and his rebel allies battling the Empire and its ruthless enforcer Darth Vader unfold in action-packed style — including scenes that never made the silver screen! Travel from the desert world of Tatooine, to the ice planet Hoth, to the forest moon of Endor on an unforgettable journey across the galaxy — one that’s far, far away and a long time ago! May the Force be with you, in the mighty Marvel manner!
The cult-favorite Manhunter epic from the 1970s is collected in a Deluxe Edition hardcover! In 1973, revered comics writer Archie Goodwin teamed with rising star artist Walter Simonson for a short feature in Detective Comics called Manhunter, colored by future superstar artist Klaus Janson! Conceived as a colorful contrast to the dark lead stories starring Batman, Manhunter was adventurer Paul Kirk, who criss-crossed the globe in an espionage caper, with the mysterious Council that trained him in pursuit. The story culminated in a team-up with Batman, with a fateful ending for Manhunter. Collects stories from Detective Comics #437-443, plus the silent epilogue story first published in 1999’s Manhunter: The Special Edition.
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Years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, Han Solo and Chewbacca traveled to the Corporate Sector in an attempt to free the prisoners of the secret prison known as Stars' End. Adapted from Brian Daley's novel of the same name, this series of newspaper strips has been out of circulation since they originally appeared. Collected here in this three-issue series, fans of Star Wars and artist Alfredo Alcala will be thrilled to see these available again.
Collects Star Wars (1977) #16, 27, 29, 50; Star Wars (2019) #108.A Star Wars saga decades in the making! Meet the droid-hating Valance the Hunter — who’s hot on Luke Skywalker’s trail! Will his destiny end by finding the rebel hero — or in a deadly confrontation with Darth Vader? Then Luke and his X-wing squadron find a derelict Imperial Star Destroyer, with everyone on board dead — and their skin turned crimson! When the virus responsible leaves Luke in a coma, Han Solo and his allies face a race against time to cure the mysterious malady! Then, in celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary, the landmark Star Wars #108 returns to the Legends era of a long time ago for one issue only — continuing the stories of Valance and the Crimson Forever! And you won’t believe which classic characters return!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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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!
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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.