The new Doom Patrol puts itself back together after nearly being destroyed, and things start to get a lot weirder for everybody. The Chief leads Robotman, the recently formed Rebis and new member Crazy Jane against the Scissormen, part of a dangerous philosophical location that has escaped into our world and is threatening to engulf reality itself. Collecting Grant Morrison's definitive run, which launched his career as one of the comic industry's most innovative and creative writers! Collects Doom Patrol #19-63 and Doom Force Special #1.
The Doom Patrol, stars of the new series on the DC Universe streaming service, have their 2004 series by X-Men artist John Byrne collected in hardcover for the first time. The World's Strangest Heroes are back, in the way that only the legendary writer/artist John Byrne can deliver! Picking up in the wake of the events of "The Tenth Circle" saga in JLA, this series reunites Robotman, Elasti-Girl, Negative Man and Niles Caulder with a host of edgy new heroes. Byrne, best known for his unforgettable work on Marvel's X-Men and Fantastic Four, picked up threads of his previous story from the JLA to reintroduce the Doom Patrol. Along the way, the team encounters the vampiric threat of Crucifer, heads to the Antarctic to stop a pack of mysterious creatures from before the dawn of time, rescues a team of scientists conducting ocean research from an ancient, deadly species of monsters and much more. Collects Doom Patrol (2004) #1-18 JLA #94-99, the Doom Patrol adventure from Secret Origins Annual #1, Superman #20 and behind the scenes material.
Using a broad array of historical and literary sources, this book presents an unprecedented detailed history of the superhero and its development across the course of human history. • Presents a concise but thorough history of the superhero comic industry, from the 1930s to today • Clearly describes the two main forms of the historical superhero, the Costumed Avenger and the Superman • Suggests a new way in which to evaluate superheroes and explains why this new methodology is important • Identifies and examines the ways in which superheroes have been present in popular literature since the beginning of human history
Comics and the punk movement are inextricably linked—each has a foundational do-it-yourself ethos and a nonconformist spirit defiant of authority. This collection of new essays provides for the first time a thorough analysis of the intersections between comics and punk. The contributors expand the discussion beyond the familiar U.S. and UK scenes to include the influence punk has had on comics produced in other countries, such as Spain and Turkey.
The four volumes (~950 pages) that comprise this newly released omnibus edition have garnered hundreds of four and five star reviews from fantasy readers around the globe. A gateway to Helheim has opened on Eotrus land. Things are coming through. Things not meant to walk the world of man. Unspeakable, unstoppable evil with an insatiable hunger for blood and souls. Sir Claradon Eotrus assembles an intrepid force of sorcerers and soldiers who risk all they hold dear to hold fast that evil portal. But what is Claradon to do when he discovers that the man he recruited to help him close that gateway is either the greatest hero the world has ever known or the devil himself, thrown down from the heavens by the gods in olden days? Is he out to save Midgaard or destroy it? Does he serve the Norse gods: Odin, Thor, and the rest, or did he betray them? And if he's truly the harbinger of doom, how can Claradon stop him? How can he even survive him? Claradon's Midgaard is a world filled of valiant knights, mysterious sorcerers, ruthless bounty hunters, complex political intrigues, monsters of myth and legend: the undead of this variety and that, gods and demons, and otherworldly evils so frightening you dare not read these books before sleep. But most of all, it's filled with stories that you will always remember, and characters that you will never forget. This omnibus edition contains the first four volumes of the acclaimed Harbinger of Doom series.
Superheroes are enjoying a cultural resurgence, dominating the box office and breaking out of specialty comics stores onto the shelves of mainstream retailers. A leading figure behind the superhero Renaissance is Grant Morrison, long-time architect of the DC Comics’ universe and author of many of the most successful comic books in recent years. Renowned for his anarchic original creations—Zenith, The Invisibles, The Filth, We3—as well as for his acclaimed serialized comics—JLA, Superman, Batman, New X-Men—Grant Morrison has radically redefined the superhero archetype. Known for his eccentric lifestyle and as a practitioner of “pop magic,” Morrison sees the superhero as not merely fantasy but a medium for imagining a better humanity. Drawing on a variety of analytical approaches, this first-ever collection of critical essays on his work explores his rejuvenation of the figure of the superhero as a means to address the challenges of modern life.
The Dark Knight has fallen, sacrificing himself in the Final Crisis to defeat the ultimate evil. Tim Drake has laid down the mantle of Robin to search the world for a sign that his mentor can be brought back from oblivion. Now collecting the entirety of this epic saga, this second of three omnibus collections introduces Batman to his son, Damian Wayne, and takes the Caped Crusader from the brink of death to the edge of madness. These blockbuster stories, including the now-classic Batman & Son, Batman- The Black Glove and Batman R.I.P., feature a deconstruction of superhero comics like no other, with a challenging, thought-provoking take on the man behind the cowl. This edition also includes the milestone 700th issue of Batman, featuring stories spotlighting each of the Batmen from different eras, with art from Andy Kubert, Tony Daniel and Frank Quitely. Collects Batman #700-702, Batman & Robin #1-16 and Batman- The Return of Bruce Wayne #1-6.
Stranded in the far future, the members of the Justice League of America are hunted as dangerous renegades, while their counterparts in the Justice Legion A must find a cure for a deadly virus and deal with a traitor in their midst.
Presents a collection of three volumes of "The Invisibles," stories of secret rebels who use time travel, magic, and violence to battle alien leaders, the Archons of Outer Church, who have used physical and psychic techniques to dominate humanity.