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The DC Universe by John Byrne

The DC Universe by John Byrne

"Your favorite DC characters, written and drawn by the incomparable John Byrne! In addition to John Byrne’s classic character-defining arcs of SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, the writer/artist also created a trove of lesser-known DC Comics tales, starring characters from every corner of the DC Universe. In these one-shot stories spanning more than 20 years, Batman thwarts a contest of wits between his greatest villains, an alternate-timeline ancestor of Superman helps the British win the Revolutionary War, and the Guardians of the Universe reveal their untold history. With more than 300 pages of material never collected before, THE DC UNIVERSE BY JOHN BYRNE brings you the battle of the Teen Titans versus robot dinosaurs, the poignant Christmas tale of bygone hero Enemy Ace, the modern adventures of the Silver Age Hawkman and much more! "

Adventure Comics (1938)

Adventure Comics (1938)

Considered the first true superhero book, Action Comics arrived on the scene in 1938 and remains the longest-running comic book in history. Though Action Comics began as an anthology, collecting a variety of tales, over the past few decades it has become a monthly title dedicated to it's launch character, Superman.

Silverblade

Silverblade

12 issue maxi-series from writer Cary Bates with art from Gene Colan.Silverblade tells the story of retired and washed up actor Jonathan Lord, who had previously been known for his roles in swashbuckling movies. Events lead up to his acquisition of a bird statue which he finds gives him the ability to transform into the characters he had played in his old movies, including Silverblade.Although no mention of the DC Universe is made in the mini-series, other DC titles have made background references to Silverblade as an in-universe movie franchise.

DC Retroactive: JLA - The '70s

DC Retroactive: JLA - The '70s

Writer Cary Bates reveals the untold story of how super villain Kanjar Ro nearly destroyed life as we know it when he set out to conquer Earth – Earth- Prime, that is. It's up to the Justice League, Adam Strange and a very special DC legend to save the 1970s!Plus: Following the 26-page lead story is a classic tale originally published in the '70s, also written by Cary Bates!

DC Retroactive: Flash - The '70s

DC Retroactive: Flash - The '70s

In a new tale from classic 1970s writer Cary Bates, Gorilla Grodd unleashes his most ruthless attack yet against his nemesis, The Flash--a plan for revenge so warped and diabolical, it dooms the Scarlet Speedster to a slow and agonizing fate that will end his heroic career and cause an unspeakable rift between Barry and his wife, Iris!Plus: a classic tale originally published in the 1970s!

Weird Western Tales (1972)

Weird Western Tales (1972)

After Jonah Hex guns down two men looking to pick a fight with him in a saloon, the townspeople want to run Hex out of town. However, before they are able to do so, one of their people return back on a horse, dieing from an arrow wound by the Pawnee Indians.Later, as Hex is washing himself in a nearby river, he has the drop taken on him by Little Fawn, daughter of the chief of the Pawnee Indians. Holding him at gun point with his own guns, and with the added protection of her Timber Wolf, Iron Jaws, she ties up Hex and begins to take him back to her tribe. However, when she makes them cross a rickety bridge, the bridge shatters and they fall into the rushing water below. Although Hex is accidentally shot in the fall, he manages to save the girl and he wolf and take them back to their tribe where he passes out.

Codename: Spitfire

Codename: Spitfire

Continued from Spitfire and the Troubleshooters. The series lasted for 13 issues in total.

The New Guardians

The New Guardians

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The New Adventures of Superboy

The New Adventures of Superboy

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The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom

Captain Atom hasn’t been seen or heard from in years-and even if you think you know what happened to him…you’re wrong! But you’re not alone. To this day, no one on Earth-not even the other superheroes-has an inkling of the missing Captain Atom’s true fate. At last, the truth is about to be revealed in a saga that transcends not only the meaning of life and death, but the limits of time and space.

Superman: The Last Family of Krypton

Superman: The Last Family of Krypton

Returning to a character he's long been associated with, legendary writer Cary Bates explores a different side to Superman's legend in an Elseworlds tale that hinges on the fact that while baby Kal-el has rocketed to the distant planet Earth from his doomed homeworld of Krypton, he was not alone. How does a world handle the emergence of the Last Family of Krypton as Jor-El, Lara and Kal-El make Earth their adopted home?

Supergirl (1972)

Supergirl (1972)

Following a decade of back up action and three years headlining Adventure Comics, Supergirl finally starred in her own series. For the inaugural issue, scribe Cary Bates and artist Art Saaf enrolled Linda Danvers in college. Following the murders of two of her fellow students, Supergirl surmised that drama instructor Basil Rasloff was the killer, for the victims were all in theatrical revivals of filma Rasloff had made famous. Supergirl prevented Rasloff's next murder before capturing the deranged instructor. For 10 issues, the Maid of Might continued flying solo, albeit with the occasional help of guest stars like Zatanna and Prez, until DC opted to merge her title with several others into the eponymously titled Superman Family.

DC Special Series

DC Special Series

DC Special Series was an umbrella title for one-shots and special issues published by DC Comics between 1977 and 1981. Each issue featured a different character and was often in a different format than the issue before it. DC Special Series was published in four different formats: Dollar Comics, 48 page giants, digests, and treasury editions. Neither the umbrella title nor the numbering system appear on the cover; the title "DC Special Series" appeared only on the first page in the indicia. Most issues featured new material, but eight issues were reprints of previously published material.

Captain Atom (1987)

Captain Atom (1987)

Captain Nathaniel Adam has been found guilty of a crime he didn't commit. The Air Force is offering him a second chance, under the control of Colonel Wade Eiling, to go under an experiment using an unknown alien alloy. As an unexpected side effect, Nathaniel leaps into the future through the Quantum Field from 1968 to the year 1986. He must now get help from Doctor Heinrich Megala, the man who started Project Captain Atom!