Bob Layton comic
As Tony Stark's years grow to a close his company is a success but someone is out to destroy what he has built for his entire life. And he will not sit behind and let others find a reason for the sabotage or the destruction of his company's creation he will take it into his old hands. After the end of this final battle for Tony Stark what will be left? and Will their be someone to pick up the pieces out of the Ashes?
- Issue # Full (4 months ago)
The gleaming Golden Avenger steals the show 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, Iron Man is born in the incredible origin story of Tony Stark, as told by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Don Heck in TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #39! Then, the unforgettable Pepper Potts enters Tony’s life as his hard-working assistant in TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #45! And, in IRON MAN (1968) #150, the team supreme of Bob Layton, David Michelinie and John Romita Jr. tell a Shell-Head story for the ages! Trapped in the time-lost land of King Arthur, Iron Man battles Doctor Doom!
- Issue # Full (4 months ago)
Collecting Shadowman's legendary first appearance in the original Valiant Universe - featuring classic work by Steve Ditko, Steve Englehart, Bob Hall, David Lapham, Jim Shooter and more!Jack Boniface nearly died one night - attacked by something out of a nightmare. But since that terrifying experience something has changed. Now, when darkness falls, a feeling comes over him, an urge to destroy the demons that would defile the New Orleans night. Wild, reckless, and hell-bent on eliminating evil in all its forms, Jack is now his city's new protector - the nocturnal avenger simply called Shadowman.This Valiant Masters volume collects SHADOWMAN (1992) #0-7 and material from DARQUE PASSAGES (1994) #1.
Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth warrior abducted and enslaved by the brutal Spider Aliens, fights his way free of his captors and steals their ultimate weapon, the X-O Manowar armor. But 1,600 years have passed while the Spider Aliens held Aric captive and the time hereturns to is not his own. Trapped in the modern day, Aric is now the last of his people, a savage warrior out of time in a world of corporate treachery and casual deceit. But, armed with the power of the X-O Manowar armor, Aric will rule... and he will make the Spider Aliens pay.Start reading the debut adventures of Valiant's original armored hero right here, featuring work from visionary creators Bob Layton (Iron Man), Barry Windsor-Smith (Wolverine: Weapon X), Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man), and many more. Collecting X-O MANOWAR (1992) #0 and X-O MANOWAR (1992) #1-6.
Condemned for a crime he didn't commit, Scott Landus is sentenced to life without parole on COLONY--a galactic "Devil's Island" where the fascist Galactic Confederacy disposes of its human and alien refuse. Colony is a science-fiction allegory to the founding of Australia... as hardened career convicts, alien species, and political dissidents from Earth band together to overthrow their technologically superior captors.
Collects Avengers #263, Fantastic Four #286, X-Factor #1, and material from Classic X-Men #8 and #43.Jean Grey was touched by cosmic power, Jean Grey went insane and destroyed a world, Jean Grey sacrificed her life to save the universe...but it wasn't Jean Grey at all! Mutantkind's most remarkable resurrection, spread across three titles: Avengers, Fantastic Four and X-Factor! Guest-starring the Sensational She-Hulk, the Incredible Hercules, and more!
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
Collected for the very first time - the debut adventures of the H.A.R.D. Corps in the original Valiant Universe by legendary creators Jim Shooter (Secret Wars), David Lapham (Stray Bullets), David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man), Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps) and more!The most important technological breakthrough of the century might also be its most dangerous. After years of trial and error, multinational conglomerate Omen Enterprises has finally perfected a cybernetic brain implant that will change the face of modern warfare forever. With a legion of ex-soldiers at their disposal, Omen is building the private army of the future - a squadron of enhanced commandos that calls itself the H.A.R.D. Corps! But even with the powers of flight, telekinesis, and mind control at their command, not everyone is willing to volunteer for service...but Omen has ways of making you fight for a paycheck.
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
In the Golden Age of Hollywood, at the height of production of the great serial movie adventures, the most successful serial of all features a man in a Bat-suit, fighting crime and striking fear into the hearts of evildoers. But this "fiction" soon becomes a reality in this three-issue Elseworlds mini-series. Byron Wyatt is a successful actor/director/producer, whose independent film company, Gotham Pictures, creates the Batman serials based on the popular comic-book character. But Wyatt (who stars as the Batman) and his success threaten to undermine the big studio Arkham Pictures, run by mogul Jack "the Joker" Napier. After several threats from Napier fail to sway Wyatt from stopping production of the serials, Napier uses his mob connections for a more permanent solution to his problem. After the mob kills off the production crew and sets fire to the sets, they find Wyatt in costume and shoot him in the head. Only Wyatt doesn't die. When the actor regains consciousness from his near-fatal head wound, he has no memory of his true identity. Instead, he only remembers his life asâ¤|the Batman, and is consumed with a thirst for vengeance for the murder of his "friend," Byron Wyatt. Will his memory fully return before the ultimate confrontation with Napier? And if so, will he still have the fearlessness of the Batman to bring Napier down for good?
THE PRINCE OF POWER IS BACK! Hercules has been the champion of the Andromeda galaxy for over 75 years! But when an attempt to save the capitol city of Port Anteris goes awry, the Lion of Olympus is left incapacitated and needing to be looked after by his Olympic offspring. However, with a sinister plot brewing against his son's government and the threat of Galactus looming, Hercules-even in his brain-addled state- is the galaxy's only hope! VERILY, 'TIS THE MIGHTIEST HERO EVER, IN A SPECTACULAR TALE SET IN THE FAR FLUNG FUTURE, THAT THOU SHAN'T WANT TO MISS!
Would Tony Stark still be Iron Man...if he wasn't Tony Stark? Twenty years ago, in a college experiment gone bad, the young Stark's mind is transferred to the body of impoverished but brilliant fellow student, Victor von Doom! Blamed for the unsanctioned research, his memory wiped clean, Tony is deported and forced to face life as a disgraced Latverian commoner. Meanwhile, von Doom grows and flourishes in the wealth and privilege of being sole heir to tark Industries. Thus, in separate cauldrons on different sides of the world, both Iron Man and Dr. Doom are forged anew. But who are the men inside the armors...really? Find out in "WHAT IF TONY STARK HAD BECOME DR. DOOM?", co-plotted and written by David Michelinie ("IRON MAN: THE END"), pencilled by Graham Nolan ("X-MEN FOREVER") and co-plotted and inked by Bob Layton ("HERCULES: TWILIGHT OF A GOD"). PLUS, What If: The Venom Symbiote Possessed Deadpool – Part 1!
- Issue # Full (2 years ago)
The life of a hero…six decades in the making. Shortly after the United States' entry into WW II the young Bart Simms, heir to an industrial fortune, makes a discovery that will change his life forever and the course of history along with it. A cache of mysterious electronic equipment hidden within his father's factory, within it a fully loaded state-of-the art computer manufactured by Angel Computers… in 1998! Loaded with schematics for technology not yet invented and records of events not yet happened, Bart sees this as his opportunity to aid the Allied war effort. Armed with weapons from the future he becomes Doctor Tomorrow, a self-proclaimed time traveler journeyed back in time to ensure history keeps to its proper course.
The secret origin of Toyo Harada, revealed at last! Witness the rise of the Valiant Universe's most powerful man as he undergoes the journey from a frightened young boy to a deadly global superpower. What molded Toyo into a would-be conqueror and what actions from his youth will return to haunt the Harbinger Foundation's future? This is the side of Toyo Harada you've never seen before!
Armstrong is a 10,000-year-old libertine who may be as strong as a battalion, but abandoned idealism millennia ago. Now he spends his days drinking, carousing and telling tales of his outrageous adventures throughout history to anyone who will listen-- that is, when he's not on the run from an ancient cult whose bumbling agents have been hunting him for two thousand years. But Armstrong counts as the worst day of all his days the one when Archer turned up and decided that they were partners a team chosen by fate to save the world.
Parapsychologist Doctor Hwen Mirage and his brazilian bombshell, kickboxing-expert wife Carmen Ruiz are in world class, stuff-of-legend love. A love so strong it transcends time, space, death, and the sorcerous power of Master Darque. But can it withstand the second life of Dr. Mirage as an insubstantial specter of necromantic energy incapable of holding, kissing or even touching his wife?
The former Charlton Heroes stand between the world and chaos when the JLA disappears! After the mysterious being called Avatar casts the Justice Leaguers, and their lunar Watchtower, to another dimension as part of his plan to eliminate the world's "warrior class," Blue Beetle, the Question, Sarge Steel, Nightshade, Peacemaker, and Judomaster unite as an elite squad of "living assault weapons" to stop him. But can even these mighty heroes stand against a foe who has harnessed the powers of Captain Atom to bend the world to his will?
At last - the landmark issue that laid the foundation for the future of the Valiant Universe, featuring the first appearance of Bloodshot! Guest-starring X-O Manowar, Archer, Shadowman, Toyo Harada, the Eternal Warrior and a cast of thousands, the next generation of Valiant heroes begins here! But just what is the Blood of Heroes? And how will it create a legacy that stretches from the modern day into the distant future?
It's the final showdown between Iron Man and Justin Hammer, by the classic creative team of Bob Layton and David Michelinie! For years Tony Stark has dueled with the hated evil industrialist, and now it's time to settle the feud once and for all! A near successful attempt on his life by the high-powered Hit Squad prompts the armored Avenger to retaliate, but who's really pulling the strings? And where the Hit Squad goes, can the Spymaster be far behind? And how do Pepper Potts, Happy Hogan and James Rhodes all fit into this tale of corporate intrigue and high-tech action? Together with the ongoing series, this all-new story (set in modern continuity) will provide you with double your monthly dose of iron!