Andre Payne grew up on the mean streets of south central LA where he learned early on that only the toughest survive. And survival meant joining one of the ruthless gangs that control the streets. Andre never knew his father but when his life of guns and crime catch up with him, his dad finally shows up. And Andre's about to realize the shocking truth that he's the modern incarnation of the demigod, Hercules and his father is the powerful Zeus! Zenescope re-imagines yet another age-old tale for a new generation of readers! Don't miss the first issue of the series that introduces the Grimm Universe's greatest new hero!
BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS return to their multiple award-winning series for two interlinked tales of the Lawless family in the 1970s. Teeg Lawless is trapped behind bars with a price on his head, doing anything he can to survive, while Tracy Lawless celebrates his twelfth birthday riding shotgun on a mission of death.
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Amid the tenements and riverfronts of the Lower East Side, twin brothers Max and Morris rule the seedy streets as chieftains of a crew of thieves and hoodlums. Tensions rise when a rival gang encroaches upon their Sheriff Street territory, leading to a wave of violence that threatens to develop into an all-out war. The setting becomes even more explosive when a femme fatale enters the scene and tests the brothers' loyalty to each other. With its moody, atmospheric images of New York City's underworld during the 1930s, this graphic novel conjures up the timeless allure of film noir. The haunting illustrations are the work of French artist Jacques de Loustal, who is also a noted painter and graphic artist. This edition includes a series of the artist's preliminary sketches. Author Jerome Charyn, hailed by New York Newsday as"a contemporary American Balzac," provides a new introduction and translation for the tale, which was originally published in French. Suggested for mature readers.
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"The Long Hard Road" begins here! In an all-new adventure from Joe Dredd's early days as a Mega City-One Judge, writer (and Eagle-award-winning 2000 AD Editor) Matt Smith presents a tale where "all the young juves, carry the news," only in this case, the news is delivered with a lethal blow!
Get ready for a thrilling action/horror story featuring the legendary Judge Dredd, written by Garth Ennis (PREACHER) with stellar art by Peter Doherty, Dean Ormston, Carlos Ezquerra, Chris Halls and Anthony Williams! He is a nightmare that the Psi-Judges didn't predict, and that even Judge Dredd cannot prevent. If his vile plan succeeds, the world will never be the same again. His name is Sabbat, he has the power to raise the dead...and he's already here! While Mega-City One fights for survival, Dredd must find and terminate Sabbat. But help is coming from an unexpected source - the future mutant bounty hunter and 'Strontium Dog' Johnny Alpha, hot on the necromancer's trail!
On a tip from his brother, King Shahriyar discovers that his wife is being unfaithful. Incredibly distraught by her infidelity, he kills her and vows that each night he will take a young woman into his bedroom, spend the night with her, and kill her as soon as the sun touches the walls. Making good of his promise, the surviving women are scared. Sharaz-De, a beautiful woman from a distant land, voluntarily comes to the king. In the night, she tells him a sad story about a hunter and his falcon. Will he enjoy the story enough to spare her life?
The Batman tales that tie into the epic “Zero Hour” storyline are now finally collected into one graphic novel in BATMAN: ZERO HOUR!Time is collapsing in on itself. The villainous Extant has ushered in a series of black holes that are swallowing the universe-past, present and future! The Bat-family, like everyone else in the DC Universe, has seen time loops affect their lives. The result? The return of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, teenage Dick Grayson as Robin, and Bruce Wayne’s parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. Then, after the crisis in time as been averted, new details about the origins of Batman, Robin and Catwoman are revealed.Legendary comics writers Chuck Dixon, Archie Goodwin, Alan Grant and Doug Moench team up with veteran Batman artists Graham Nolan, Jim Balent, Bret Blevins and more to present the Dark Knight stories tying into the classic ZERO HOUR event, now collected here for the first time! Collects BATMAN #0, #511; BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #0, #31; DETECTIVE COMICS #0, #678; CATWOMAN #0, #74; BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #0; and ROBIN #0, #10.
Major Igor Grom was the best policeman of Saint Petersburg... until the war on crime didn't break him completely. Grom had lost a woman he loved, his friends and colleagues and, worst of all, he lost himself... But Igor isn't giving up. He pulls himself together and gets back to what he joined the police for helping people and saving Saint Petersburg. And even after falling to the very bottom he is going to open his city from new, unpredictable sides and see right into its dark soul. Maybe that's where he will find the answers he's looking for.
Occult detective Joe Golem continues to protect New York City from supernatural danger when he investigates a home that has become a hotbed of paranormal activity, but the real danger may be from the person he least suspects.* First issue in a new arc!
Kidnapped off the streets of the Philippines as an infant and trained as a child assassin, Sang has never had a childhood. All he's ever known is killing and the kindness of his master, Chen, the closest thing Sang has to a father. When Sang's enthusiasm botches a job, it brings the wrath of Don Minchella down on the pair, resulting in Chen's murder. Barely escaping with his own life -- and with Minchella's severed arm in tow -- Sang swears revenge, while every gang in the city mobilizes to return him to Minchella, dead or alive.
RICH TOMMASO is taking a short hiatus on SPY SEAL and releasing a new crime series in the meantime, one set in the late 1980s of Miami that follows a young Generation Xer who plays amateur detective in order to find a missing lady he's recently fallen hard for.
Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker begins his legendary run on the title as the Batman goes head-to-head with a seemingly unstoppable assassin. Someone has been spying on the Dark Knight from the shadows, studying his fighting style and planning a counterattack. The killer known as Zeiss is prepared for every trick Batman might try. And with experimental surgeries enhancing his eyes and reflexes, Zeiss can react at lightning speed, blocking any punch with ease. Batman is one of the most skilled fighters on the planet, but can he defeat an enemy who can anticipate his every move?
Artist Luc Jacamon and writer Matz (The Black Dahlia) deliver the definitive collection of the Eisner Award-nominated crime saga, The Killer, a hardboiled, noir series following a hitman lost in a world without a moral compass. Get inside the mind of a professional assassin, a man of few scruples, nerves of steel, and a steady trigger finger. A man whose crimes might be catching up with him. A man on the verge of cracking… After misadventures in Central and South America and having earned enough money to retire comfortably, the Killer retires to Mexico, but his colleagues are still in need of his irreplaceable skills… and before long he’s drawn back into the great geopolitical game between Cuba, Venezuela, and the United States.
James O'Barr's iconic character returns in an original story developed by Edizioni BD in collaboration with IDW! Follow David, the new Crow, through the streets of Rome, as he seeks holy vengeance against the terrorists that murdered him and his girlfriend.
A stranded alien continues to hide in plain sight in Patience, Washington, posing as the small town's doctor. When a startling new mystery catches his attention, he takes a trip to New York City with one of his only human friends, a Native American shaman. Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) continue their unique, acclaimed science-fiction/murder-mystery series! ''Resident Alien is a refreshingly original take on the classic whodunit murder mystery formula.''--Newsarama
After a black writer is found dead at a scandalous interracial party in 1920s New York, Harlem's cub reporter Zane Pinchback is the only one determined to solve the murder. Zane must go ''incognegro'' for the first time--using his light appearance to pass as a white man--to find the true killer, in this prequel miniseries to the critically acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel, now available in a special new 10th Anniversary Edition. With a cryptic manuscript as his only clue, and a mysterious and beautiful woman as the murder's only witness, Zane finds himself on the hunt through the dark and dangerous streets of ''roaring twenties'' Harlem in search for justice. A page-turning thriller of racial divide, Incognegro: Renaissance explores segregation, secrets, and self-image as our race-bending protagonist penetrates a world where he feels stranger than ever before. * Mature readers. ''A talented writer of both fiction and creative non-fiction, Johnson's publications have established himself as an important new voice in the African-American tradition.''-- Walter Mosley.
Somewhere in a dingy backroom in present day Barcelona, Jazz Maynard and his old friend Teo find themselves bound back to back on two chairs. They don’t know why they’re there, or who’s detaining them. All they know is that three days earlier in New York, Jazz’s sister, who he hadn’t seen for 10 years, at last managed to get a letter to him. It was a cry for help. Jazz at once flew to her rescue. But what exactly is the nature of this tangled web he’s got himself caught up in? And what’s the connection to his kidnappers?
It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus in class, thanks to his mind constantly drifting to the stunning girl in the front row and the Dag Nasty show he has tickets to. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is "Dismemberment 101," and his crush, a member of the most notorious crime syndicate in Japan, has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At King’s Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical, nor is your fellow classmates' poison. Join writer RICK REMENDER with rising star WESLEY CRAIG (Batman) and legendary colorist LEE LOUGHRIDGE (Fear Agent) to reminisce about the mid-1980s underground through the eyes of the most damaged and dangerous teenagers on Earth.