Howard Chaykin comic
In the Golden Age of television, Ruff and Reddy were on top of the entertainment world… until the world turned, and they were forgotten. Now, Ruff is a washed-up television actor. Reddy is a clerk in an upscale grocery store. Can a hungry young agent convince the two one-time partners to make a comeback and convince the world that it wants to see the famously infamous dog-and-cat comedy team back in the spotlight? Don’t miss it if you can!
Howard Chaykin (LEGEND, MIGHTY LOVE, American Flagg) writes and illustrates CITY OF TOMORROW, an imaginative new 6-issue miniseries telling the story of Columbia, a planned utopian community of the future! Created a decade ago by renegade billionaire Eli Foyle, the artificial island off the California coast offered winners of a citizenship lottery the chance at a brighter tomorrow and a crime-free world. Life in Columbia was a dream...for a while. At first, the problems seemed to be no big deal, until it became clear that a virus was affecting the municipal employees of Columbia... all of whom are actually bio-animatronic robots. Now these robots have gone from civil servants to criminal masterminds, and they've turned Columbia from an idyllic community into a hellhole of crime and urban blight! Now Foyle's 28-year-old son Tucker has returned to Columbia fresh from the Navy SEALs, and with the help of his father and a posse of concerned Columbia citizens will begin the slow process of taking back the night. But is he too late?
An America sundered. An America enraged. An America terrified. An America shattered by greed and racism, violence and fear, nihilism and tragedy...and that's when everything really goes to hell.
It is the 61 century and the malevolent Empire Galaktika wields its unholy power over the entire planet. Disgusted by the aristocratic tyrants that have ravaged his world, a nobleman renounces his birthright and becomes the gallant hero known as Ironwolf. Fighting against a drug-tainted conspiracy and the tyranny that pervades his existence, the swashbuckling champion of freedom is crippled and left for dead. But demonstrating the true depths of his strength and spirit, Ironwolf rises from the ashes to lead the revolution against the Empress and her vicious Blood Legions.
- Issue # TPB (8 months ago)
Buck Rogers, the first, best, and original Sci-Fi hero returns with Howard Chaykin drawing and writing this action packed incarnation of this iconic title. Over eighty years after the creation of the newspaper strip that become a household word, Howard Chaykin has returned the character and his universe back to basics: Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force - the Chinese. Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begins a new fight, to free the United States!
Jack Kirby’s two wartime kid gangs share their first adventure together in a novel-length tale written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin! When the Boy Commandos arrive in New York on the trail of a secret Axis agent, they’re greeted as turf invaders by the crime-fighting Newsboys! Can these kids put aside their rivalry and join forces to protect the home front? Also features a Kirby reprint!
- Issue # Full (11 months ago)
A noirish futuristic world founded by a religious cult that left Earth on New Year's Eve, 1999 is the setting for a provocative detective thriller. SON OF SUPERMAN writers Howard Chaykin and David Tischman join artist Rick Burchett (BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES) for an offbeat mixture of classic film noir, science fiction and psychological thrillers. Featuring covers pencilled by Chaykin and inked by Burchett, PULP FANTASTIC follows the adventures of dashing detective Vector Pope on an artificial planet run by diehard religious fanatics who left Earth at the end of 1999. What appears to be a simple missing-persons case quickly turns seamy and steamy as Pope has dangerous run-ins with the law and a drug-addicted android whose body is a deadly weapon. It's a violent, passionate and humorous story illustrated in a quasi-animated style which provides a unique counterpoint to its lurid backdrop of sex, corruption, church politics, and hypocrisy.
On the fringes of the Rann-Thanagar War, G'Nort of the Green Lantern Corps must find an arbiter to broker a peace deal! What neutral part does he find? None other than Guy Gardner! Wait...Guy? Peace? Neutral?
"Ill Met in Lankhmar" is the tale of their first meeting- adventurers blessed with a touch of innocence and youthful naivete. This is a story of dark romance- and evil as old as time itself- set in the murky streets of the once great city of Lankhmar.
When Dominic Fortune is hired to bodyguard three drunk and disorderly Hollywood stars, he jumps at the chance. But when they prove to be a bigger pain than he anticipated and he accidentally stumbles across a conspiracy, Fortune finds himself in hot water…with the fate of the USA at stake.
It's the late 1930s and daring industrialist Bruce Wayne masquerades as the Batman at night, fighting against crooked politicians and racist secret societies. The media spins his existence into an entire legion of Batmen, red threats against the American way of life. Along the way, Bruce is aided by his faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth as he is drawn into a web of blackmail and deceit involving beautiful film star Kitty Grimalkin, and uncovers a plot that might set off a world war.
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
It is the twilight of mankind, and its fate, along with that of the universe, is destined to change forever! Set hundreds of years in the future, DC's super-heroes - Tommy Tomorrow and the Planeteers, the Star Rovers, Star Hawkins, and Space Cabbie - are brought together as the key players ina conflict of intergalactic scope. One of these players is the key to a new dawn...a dawn that means the end for all of mankind!
Written by fan-favorite Howard Chaykin (Challengers of the Unknown, American Flagg), illustrated by comics legend Russ Heath (SGT. ROCK, "The Haunted Tank" ), and inspired by Philip Wylie's novel Gladiator, LEGEND is a 4-issue miniseries telling the story of Hugo Danner, a man blessed with super-human strength and invulnerability, but cursed with all-too-human failings. This miniseries details the physical, emotional and social ramifications of Hugo's abilities as he grows to manhood, desperately searching for acceptance and for the role he's meant to play in the world.
Trapped in a strange rift in time, Green Lantern and Space Ghost are forced to battle a variety of foes—and each other! And even if they manage to survive, they will be thrown into a world with no concept of interstellar travel—or even what an alien is! Stripped of their weapons by a xenophobic culture, the duo will have to battle to regain them—but what happens when Space Ghost dons the Emerald Ring and Hal Jordan put on the Power Bands? And in the backup feature, Ruff and Reddy were once the toast of nightclubs, variety shows, late night chat fests and Broadway. Learn how they became the comedic duo of yesterday…before they hit rock-bottom today!
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
Sex, violence and black humor are served up super-size when Miami's Vampire Crime Unit investigates the murder of a drug-addicted stripper in BITE CLUB: VAMPIRE CRIME UNIT, the follow-up miniseries to the critically acclaimed, top-selling BITE CLUB, written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman with art by David Hahn and provocative covers by Frank Quitely. The characters who survived BITE CLUB are back, playing cops and mobsters in a gritty, Vampire procedural that opens the vein of Miami vice, and proves the police blotter is a Rorschach test for self-mutilation, power exchange, money and revenge. The elite squad of cops has plenty of problems, including a wide-eyed rookie with a hot-on for the ferociously depraved Risa Del Toro, female Godfather of Miami's toughest crime family, who just happens to be the prime suspect at the scene of the crime.
Bite Club takes place in a world where vampires are the immigrant minority, but the specific family of vampires focused upon, the Del Toro's, are also the mob. Following the patriarch of the family's death, the siblings gather to decide who will take his place over the family. Ironically he left it to Leto, the first vampire Catholic priest, who swore off his family. This leads to the usual round of disagreements and betrayals that would be expected in a crime family, and in the end, only one family member will be allowed to live. Survival of the fittest.
When bored heiress Barbara Gordon meets free-spirited circus daredevil Dick Grayson, sparks fly right from the start, leading to a scandalous romance and the reckless decision to become costumed adventurers Batgirl and Robin on the rooftops of Gotham City! But mere mischief becomes serious business when Dick's family is murdered, and Batgirl and Robin set out to mete justice on the Graysons' killers. At the same time, Detective Bruce Wayne is on the job to take down the young thrill-seekers and solve the mystery of the Grayson murders.
New Year's, 1950--the end of a tumultuous decade...and LAMONT CRANSTON, the man the world and the underworld know all too well as THE SHADOW, has had enough. It's time for the Mysterious Nemesis of Crime to hang up his cloak, his slouch hat, and his twin .45s, and retire from public life...but despite this momentous decision, MARGO LAINE and the rest of the Shadow's AGENTS fear that mankind, teetering on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, may not be quite ready to be bereft of the Dark Avenger.
The laugh had vanished...the mocking, sinister laugh that signaled doom for the petty souls whose wrongdoing stained the world. It was gone, lost in the night that echoed it. Now, one by one, his friends and operatives are being ruthlessly murdered. Someone is trying to draw him out. Thirty-five years later, it is time for him to return. The laugh is here again.
- Issue # Full (one year ago)