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Bigby Wolf takes center stage in what might be the most action-packed FABLES story to date. Bigby embarks on a quest through the American Heartland to find a new location for Fabletown. In his wanderings, Bigby stumbles across a small town named Story City, that, amazingly enough, seems to be populated by werewolves. Who are they and where did they come from? They aren't Fables, but they sure aren't normal mundys. They seem to already know and revere Bigby, but at the same time they've captured and caged him - but why? Unravelling the many mysteries of Story City may cost Bigby more than his life.
Lark is a runaway living rough on the streets of LA, when suddenly she's transported to an alien world of swords, dragons and magic, where everyone wants her dead. And she likely won't live long enough to find out why!
The Elementals are in a magical realm along with Ambrose, in search of their would-be assassin, Demeter. Ambrose resurrects Fantasia Faust and makes a counter offer to employ her services. Demeter discovers their ship, The Flying Dutchman, approaching and sends an air strike of metallic jet-like sharks. Some of the crew dies and Ratman falls overboard. Back on Earth, Ted Koppel begs the question of his interviewees "Where's the Elementals!?". Jeremy Skagg's answer is The Rapture, a team quite capable of replacing the Elementals, and ridding the world of their demonic existence...should they reappear.
The Fables make their final stand in the Homelands in this series prequel! Little Boy Blue weaves a tale of the great war that forced he and his friends into hiding. In a battle of blood, guts and broken hearts, we meet a mysterious woman and find out why Boy Blue plays only the blues on his horn.
- Issue # Full (3 years ago)
Tensions escalate and war comes to Gotham City when Batman is drawn into a skirmish between rival gangs. As Gotham's biggest gang battle ignites, Batman must call on all his available allies-Oracle, Batgirl, Nightwing, Orpheus, Onyx and Tarantula-to preserve life and contain the chaos while trying to determine who started this outbreak of violence. Plus, Tim Drake must abandon his role as Robin and Batman gets an unexpected (and unwelcome) replacement in the form of Spoiler.BATMAN: WAR GAMES BOOK ONE collects for the first time the complete War Games saga that changed the criminal underworld of Gotham City forever!
In ancient days, Jason gathered the greatest heroes of his age and set out on the ultimate sea voyage. Now, in Tarzan’s era, Jason Gridley does the same. The greatest heroes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs universe come together as the crew of the good ship Venture, with none other than Tarzan as their captain. It’s a race this time, against a battleship of dark hearted villains, and the fate of many worlds hangs in the balance.
A professional poker player finds a game he never bargained for in a caustically hilarious miniseries from writer/artist Bill Willingham (The Elementals ). Meet Joey Martin, a "proposition player" paid by a casino to fill empty seats at high-stakes poker games. Arrogant, talented, and strangely likable, he's especially good at talking his way into trouble, like when he trades beers to a bar full of colleagues in exchange for vouchers for their souls. Joey thinks he's "won" a pile of worthless scraps of paper, but envoys from Heaven and Hell including an ever-expanding angel and the devilishly sexy Hell Mary have other ideas.
Former lover of The Sandman, Thess is embroiled in her most impossible situation yet as the ruthlessly practical witch finds herself the unwitting and unwilling dispatcher of demons, beasts, and other arcane monstrosities.
A cantankerous creature known as Fetch is sent to capture Thess and prepare her as the last supper for a pact of homeless gods. But Fetch and Thessaly both end up being chased while travelling from the fractured streets of Manhattan to the mercurial realms beneath the subway.
Have you ever wondered if Dreams have dreams of their own? Or what causes nightmares? Or why you should never wake a sleepwalker? These satirical short stories will reveal all!
- Issue # Full (5 years ago)
The Justice Machine Annual was intended to be the last publication for "Noble Comics". A relaunch under the name "Texas Comics Incorporated" with an all new bi-monthly publication of alternating titles was announced on the issue. One month would feature Justice Machine and the next month feature the Elementals. Yet things didn't quite work out, as both titles ended up in their own respective series under the publisher Comico not too long afterwards. Nevertheless, it makes for an interesting issue in the history of these two comics titles and marks the 1st Appearance of Bill Willingham's Elementals in comics.
- Issue # Full (5 years ago)
An evil is brewing down in the depths of Hel that neither man nor God is prepared for. When an ancient monster is let loose on the world, only the Warriors Three are able to rise to the challenge!
Merv Pumpkinhead is one of the most popular characters in THE DREAMING, serving (albeit kicking and screaming) as the caretaker of the Sandman's castle for centuries. In the VERTIGO Prestige Format one-shot THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: MERV PUMPKINHEAD, AGENT OF DREAM, readers discover the shocking truth (at least the way Merv sees it): that Merv is much more important a figure than his humble janitorial profession might indicate. Merv believes that sweeping floors and cleaning toilets is just an elaborate cover to protect his true role as Merv Pumpkinhead, Super-spy Agent of Dream. Written by Bill Willingham (PROPOSITION PLAYER, THE DREAMING) with art by Mark Buckingham (DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, THE TITANS) and John Stokes (THE INVISIBLES) and a lavish painted cover by Kevin Nowlan ("Jack B. Quick" in TOMORROW STORIES), THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: MERV PUMPKINHEAD is a hilarious tale of Merv's secret double life. When powerful dreams go wrong, the Sandman takes care of them personally. But if lesser inhabitants of The Dreaming strike out on their own, then Merv is charged with reining them in. Our story switches back and forth between Merv's reality, where he is a dashing super-spy decked out in a tuxedo and seducing beautiful but deadly enemy agents, and real reality, where things are a little more mundane (though still dangerous). When Merv accepts a mission to apprehend an errant dream that has escaped from the Dream King's castle with a magical band of sand, he embarks on his most perilous adventure yet. But is the crimebuster's fascinating lifestyle of action and intrigue for real, or is it all in his big pumpkin head?Unlike the rest of the Sandman Presents line, this one has no mention of it on the indicia. Collected in Sandman Presents: Taller Tales Trade Paperback
- Issue # Full (5 years ago)
Collects Detective Comics #790-796 and Robin #126-128 and is considered a Prelude to War Games. A gifted pop star goes missing and Leslie Thompkins, the most significant woman in Bruce Wayne's life, disappears. Batman is pulled into an all-out war for the section of Gotham City known as The Hill, but is stretched to the limit by different threats and distress within his circle of friends. And when Tim Drake gives up his Robin identity after his father discovers his secret, Batman gets an unanticipated and unwanted replacement in the form of Spoiler!
- Issue # TPB (5 years ago)
If you're a reader of JACK OF FABLES, then you're familiar with The Literals – an extended family of characters who literally embody literary notions. It's also very possible that one of The Literals may have created all of the Fables plus the universe in which they reside, unbeknownst to our beloved Fables.
It's a world in which the great heroes of our stories live in the flesh. We start in the Big City, protected by Vampirella and the Green Hornet. A scarlet clad woman of mystery rushes into a bar, pursued by a team of assassins. The terror that breaks loose there and then will eventually lead (in the issues that follow) to The Phantom's Jungle, Flash Gordon's space age town of Landing, battles in the sky with Captain Victory, and so much more, until finally, we arrive in the Monstrous Lands, protected by... well, nobody.
Phantoms Stranger, summons Shadowpact and uses his magic to help them enter the dome, but the feedback from this trick Phantom Stranger is knocked for a loop, leaving the Shadowpact trapped inside.
Spinning out of COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS! The world has finally had enough of the villains of the DCU--so they're exiling the evildoers to another planet, where they'll be left to their own diabolical devices! Who will thrive and who will survive?