J.M. DeMatteis comic
Following the success of Spider-Man's original series, The Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel felt the character could support more than one title. This led the company in 1968 to launch a short-lived magazine, the first to bear the Spectacular name. In 1972, Marvel more successfully launched a second Spider-Man ongoing series, Marvel Team-Up, in which he was paired with other Marvel heroes. A third monthly ongoing series, Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, debuted in 1976.
Two issue adaptation of a 1988 made for TV movie, Once A Hero. Captain Justice, once the hero of Pizzaz Comics, is being forgotten by today's readers. He crosses the Forbidden Zone into the real world to make people remember him, so that he and everyone in his world don't fade away. Aided by his creator, Abner, and a boy named Woody, Captain Justice has to rediscover what it means to be a hero- without super powers, and with no guarantee of a happy ending.
A romantic, unreliable narrator leads us through his interplanetary coming-of-age story, as an older Moonshadow recounts his strange mixed-species birth in outer space, his escape from a deep-space zoo, and his struggles to survive in a war-torn universe. Known as America's first fully painted graphic novel, the poetic, philosophical, and groundbreaking Moonshadow gets a deluxe treatment, with a new introduction by creator J.M. DeMatteis and a bonus section featuring early concept work. ''Its lovely. It makes you feel better about comics.''–Frank Miller.
Several years ago, one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies, Kraven the Hunter, stalked his last prey, dying with a violent, misbegotten honor. Now, two women claiming to be his wife and daughter have tracked Spider-Man, through the urban jungle, weakening him through the Gauntlet while they prepare to attempt an unholy resurrection. They're hunting Spiders...and Spider-Man's friends and namesakes are in their sights. J.M. DeMatteis, author of the classic 'Kraven's Last Hunt' returns to the Amazing Spider-Man with Max Fiumara to explore an unknown confrontation between Kraven and Spidey's violent doppelganger KAINE Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #634-637, GRIM HUNT PROLOGUE and material from WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #7 & SPIDER-MAN ORIGIN OF THE HUNTER.
Who is the new Doctor Fate? You witnessed the death of the original Dr. Fate and the birth of his new incarnation in the 1987 mini-series, but many questions were left unanswered...until now. Possessed by two separate, distinct personalities - that of a young boy and an older woman - Dr. Fate must learn to cope with the conflicting feelings within his mystical persona. In addition, his household has run amok, pitting Fate against more than average domestic problems. They are situations he had best learn to deal with fast as the war between the Lords of Order and Lords of Chaos escalates, with Fate caught in the middle.
Tales of the Marvel Universe takes place in that quiet time between when the heroes were believed dead and when they would make their inevitable return. This one-shot title contains a variety of stories wherein those that remain take care of old business. Ka-Zar feels the loss even in the Savage Land; the friends of the Fantastic Four hatch a scheme to keep their equipment from being impounded by the government; Rhodey (War Machine) hatches a similar scheme to prevent Fujikawa from learning all of Tony Stark’s secrets; and Doctor Strange learns that the heroes are not truly dead.
- Issue # Full (29 days ago)
Meanwhile, Galactus speaks to his herald, the Silver Surfer. Galactus has become aware of an energy surge that is unknown to him but somehow familiar. He gives Surfer the coordinates and has him go to unravel the mystery.
In 1969, seventeen-year-old Kathy Sartori was brutally attacked, her body hurled into Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay. Miraculously, she survives and fights her way back to the surface, only to discover that fifty years have passed and an eerie doppelganger has lived out an entire life in her place. Kathy soon confronts not just this strange double, but the madman who ''murdered'' her five decades earlier. Will he, and the dark entity that lives inside him, hold the key to Kathy's missing years? Or will Kathy become a ghost of herself, forced to live out what remains of her life on the edge of the world that she desperately wants to be a part of? *Mature readers.
A new anthology declared "All Out War" with stories featuring bith familiar warriors and new combatants. Most notable among the latter was the Viking Commando, whose origin unfolded in "D-Day for a Viking" by writer Robert Kanigher and artist George Evans. During a battle with the Huns, the 5th Century Viking - Valoric- was carried off to Valhalla by the Valkyrie Fey before he died. Upon Odin's command, Valoric awoke on Earth in post D-Day WWII accompanied by Fey, who was charged with shadowing Valoric until he truly perished. The axe wielding Valoric was in no hurry to meet his fate.
This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee!
Join 17-year-old Number Horowitz as she and her team board a cosmic train called the Non-Local Express, riding across the quantum sea and into the Infinite Spiral that leads to other worlds, new dimensions, parallel universes and through time itself. Impossible, Incorporated is the tale of a teenage girl with extraordinary abilities, seeking the truth about the universe—and her own mysterious past!
This issue features three stories."Expressway to Hell" - Jason, a runaway teen, hops a freight train and meets a trio of gangbangers also riding the rails, as well as a silent young woman huddled in a corner. Also in the boxcar is a dead bum wrapped in a cloak, and Jason helps the thugs throw the body off the train. As they proceed, they gather a few more runaway children. Soon they discover another wrapped body which they had somehow missed, and dispose of it similarly. They continue until they reach the train's stop where they meet another gangster and his van. They all climb aboard and are taken to the gang leader, K-Tel, at his warehouse headquarters. K-Tel intends to put the kids on the street and so to make them dependent on him he insists they smoke crack. As Jason protests, the wrapped body again appears, but now it rises and is revealed to be Cloak. The silent woman sheds her coat, showing herself to be Dagger, while the thugs fire upon Cloak. She dispatches the gangsters with her light knives, as Cloak overwhelms them with his darkness. Later, aided by Cloak and Dagger, Jason and the other runaways are set up at runaway shelters.
- Issue # Full (one month ago)
When Cody DiMarco went to bed, his life was the same as it had always been. In the morning the world he knew was gone. Now the only chance four children have to save their families and restore everything they love is to face down an evil older than time. To save reality, they must solve the mystery of.the Stardust Kid.
Collects Daredevil (1964) #333-344 And Elektra: Root Of Evil #1-4.Dark times for Daredevil — and Elektra! When DD heads underground, he gets drawn into an ordeal involving Bushwacker, the Devourer and…Deathlok? But as things get explosive, is the biggest menace the underground King — or the rising Kingpin? Out of costume, it's Matt Murdock no more — now he's Jack Batlin, street hustler! But when a Kruel menace targets Matt's friends, "Jack's" old life quickly comes back to haunt him! It's time for the 'Devil to do a little soul-searching, before his identity crisis pushes him over the edge! Will Nick Fury and the Punisher play a part in the return of the "real" Daredevil? Plus: DD's former flame, the assassin Elektra, stars in her own epic tale of darkness and deception — taking on the Hand and the sinister Snakeroot!
Collects Defenders (1972) #126-137, Iceman (1984) #1-4 and Beauty And The Beast (1984) #1-4.The Defenders, Marvel’s weirdest non-team, have a new roster, a new headquarters and a new leader — they’ve evolved into a New Defenders! Their adventures are some of the most far-out trips Marvel has ever presented, but what more could you expect from a group consisting of a Valkyrie, a gargoyle, a cosmic psychic, a sentient cloud and a pair of ex-X-Men? Together they’ll take on an all-new Secret Empire, killer nuclear spores in human form, the deadly Manslaughter and towering disembodied demons! Guest-starring Nick Fury, Odin, the New Mutants and more! Also featuring two limited series starring the Defenders’ Iceman and Beast in solo action — plus rare articles from Marvel’s 1980s behind-the-scenes magazine, MARVEL AGE!
In one of DC's strangest comics ever, a werewolf, a vampire, a gorgon, and Frankenstein's monster fight the German forces during World War II. Originally published in the early 1980s, The Creature Commandos laid the groundwork for recent series like FRANKESTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. Collects WEIRD WAR TALES #93, 97, 100, 102, 105, 108-112, 114-119, 121 and 124.
Gargoyle stars in his own limited-series in witch the origin of the demonic Defender is explored. Brought to you by J.M. DeMatteis and beautifull art by Mark Badger with covers by Bernie Wrightson.
A cult favorite series is collected at last, from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #290, 291, 293, 295, 297, 299, 302 and 304-319 and BRAVE AND THE BOLD #195! Vampiric Lord Andrew Bennett turned his beloved Mary Seward into a vampire, hoping to keep her by his side through eternity. But what happens when her power turns her evil?
Set against the turbulent backdrop of the early 1970s, Green Lantern and Huckleberry Hound join forces to take a stand on the issues of that era. Returning from recent duty in Vietnam, veteran Marine John Stewart—now a member of the Green Lantern Corps—contemplates what, if anything, he should do about the issues tearing his country apart. Meanwhile, Huckleberry’s comments against the Vietnam war have left him a celebrity outcast, and a visit back home to Mississippi puts him face to face with the Civil Rights Movement. What can one man—and one hound—do? Plus, part two of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.
- Issue # Full (10 months ago)