"Written by the legendary Gardner Fox, Adam Strange was one of the premier science fiction heroes of the 1960s. Now once again available in paperback, the Silver Age origins of one of the great DC Comics heroes of all time! After being mysteriously teleported to another world, Rann, by a scientist in search of a husband for his daughter, Adam Strange's life changed irreversibly as he instantly went from being a simple Earth archaeologist to a cosmic adventurer and hero. This graphic novel collection delves into the true characterization of the man who becomes a myth, by exploring his early childhood and his relationship with his estranged family. By also exposing the hidden secrets of Rann, his new home planet, the crossroads of Adam Strange's past and present converge to reveal the path to his future. With art by some of the greatest illustrators in the history of the industry, including Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky and more, ADAM STRANGE: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 1 is a must-own for any collector or new fan wanting to know more about Rann's greatest hero. Collects SHOWCASE #17-19 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-74"--
Author: Andy Diggle
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Heroic adventurer Adam Strange was ready to abandon Earth and join his wife and daughter on his adopted homeworld of Rann forever, but the newly perfected Zeta Beam that was to transport him there never came. Now he's trapped on Earth, desperate with worry that something terrible may have happened to his world and his family. But the truth is far worse than even his darkest imaginings. Something terrible is coming. And an ordinary Earth man may be the only thing that stands in the way of universal Armageddon! Written by Andy Diggle (GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE) with art by Pascal Ferry (ACTION COMICS), ADAM STRANGE: PLANET HEIST is a precursor to the smash-hit collection THE RANN-THANAGAR WAR!
Author: Mike W. Barr
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism
In the Silver Age of Comics, space was the place, and the SILVER AGE SCI-FI COMPANION (144-page softcover, $19.95) summarizes, critiques and lovingly recalls the classic DC Comics science-fiction series edited by JULIUS SCHWARTZ and written by GARDNER FOX and JOHN BROOME! The pages of DC’s science-fiction magazines of the 1960s, STRANGE ADVENTURES and MYSTERY IN SPACE, are opened for you, including story-by-story reviews of complete series such as ADAM STRANGE, ATOMIC KNIGHTS, SPACE MUSEUM, STAR ROVERS, STAR HAWKINS and others! Writer/editor MIKE W. BARR tells you which series crossed over with each other, behind-the-scenes secrets, and more, including writer and artist credits for every story! Features rare art by CARMINE INFANTINO, MURPHY ANDERSON, GIL KANE, SID GREENE, MIKE SEKOWSKY, and many others, plus a glorious new cover by ALAN DAVIS and PAUL NEARY! Written by MIKE W. BARR.
Author: Otto Binder
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Now collected in an oversize omnibus edition for the first time, DC proudly presents the LEGION OF SUPERH-HEROES: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS! Originally introduced in 1958, the Legion of Super-Heroes is a team of super-powered teenagers from the disparate worlds of the 30th century's United Planets. Each hero had his or her own powers, unique to their planets of origin; together, they stood against evil across the galaxy. Together with 20th century hero Superboy, this team--originally made up of Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy, but soon numbering in the dozens--fought for justice as they dealt with adolescent insecurities. Collects ADVENTURE COMICS #247, #267, #282, #290, #293, #300-328; ACTION COMICS #267, #276, #287 and ġ SUPERMAN “ SUPERMAN ANNUAL #4 and SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #72, L and SUPERBOY #86, #89, #98 and #117.
In these epics from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31-76 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #75 the world's greatest super-heroes face Brain Storm, the Key, the Royal Flush Gang, Felix Faust, and numerous threats from across the cosmos! Guest-starring Metamorpho, the Justice Society of America and more! Now available in an over-sized Omnibus format, this new graphic novel is a must-own for any collector.
Author: Dennis O'Neil
Release Date: 2017-02-21
In these adventures of the Justice League from the early 1970s, classic members of the League including Superman, Batman, the Flash, Green Arrow, the Atom and Black Canary meet the JSA, the Seven Soldiers of Victory, and take on the most ruthless villains in the DCU! These stories ushered in the Bronze Age of comics and were written by one of the masters of the form, Dennis O'Neil. Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #77-113.
The stories that catapulted Batman to legendary status are collected here in a single, massive volume. These original stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-56, BATMAN #1-7, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR COMICS #2, WORLD'S BEST COMICS #1 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #2-3 include the origin of the Dark Knight, as well as the debuts of Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Professor Hugo Strange, The Joker, Catwoman and more! BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 features the work of such luminaries as Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson and more!
Author: Bob Haney
Release Date: 2017-01-31
The late 60s marked the height of Batmania, when fans of the television series and the comic books couldn t get enough of the Caped Crusader. His appearances on covers meant higher sales, so it was decreed Batman would take up permanent residence in THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. His courage was never questioned, and he fearlessly teamed up with the most daring partners from across the DC Universe at a time when such crossovers were rare. These groundbreaking stories featured some of Batman s greatest team-ups with such legendary characters as Wonder Woman, Flash, Deadman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, the Teen Titans and others, all by some of the foremost comics talent of the Bronze Age Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Bob Haney, Dick Giordano and Dennis O Neil, to name a few. BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 collects the first stories of Batman s epic run on the series THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #74-106 and includes a foreword by Robert Greenberger."
Now, all of the Swamp Thing's early adventures are collected for the first time in SWAMP THING: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS. This hardcover edition features work from comics legends Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson, Nestor Redondo, Martin Pasko, Tom Yeates, Stephen Bissette, John Totleben and more! Deep in the bayous of Louisiana, far from civilization's grasp, a shadowed creature seen only in fleeting glimpses roils the black waters...a twisted, vegetative mockery of a man...a SWAMP THING! One of the most acclaimed creations to emerge from the Bronze Age of Comics, this shambling, muck-encrusted figure swiftly became one of DC's iconic characters, and his shocking stories are universally hailed as some of the finest tales of gothic horror in the history of American comics. Collects THE HOUSE OF SECRETS #92, SWAMP THING #1-24, THE SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #1-19 and THE SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1.
From legendary writer Paul Levitz (THE GREAT DARKNESS SAGA) and artists Mike Grell (GREEN ARROW, Warlord), James Sherman and more comes SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. ItÕs the long-awaited wedding of Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad, with a ceremony bringing together Legionnaires and friends from across galaxies! But amid the celebration, one guestÕs joy for the happy couple is mixed with apprehension: something is wrong with the 30th century, and only Superboy can see it. To figure out what happened to the LegionÕs future, Superboy and his friends must venture a thousand years into the past-to 1978! Plus, the Legion face off against the Worldsmith, rescue their billionaire benefactor, take over SuperboyÕs brain and more! Continuing directly from the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES, this volume includes stories from SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #234-240, ALL-NEW COLLECTORSÕ EDITION C-55 and DC SUPER-STARS #17.
Author: DC Comics
Release Date: 2017-12-26
Throughout the 1970s, Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, was one of DC's most popular heroes. Now, for the first time ever, Gotham's greatest heroine's adventures are collected in this oversize omnibus collection, BATGIRL: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1! These hard-to-find tales are now re-cut and collected in their entirety! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #359, #363, #369, #371, #384-386, #388-389, #392-393, #396-397, #400-401, #404-424, #481-499, #501-502, #505-506, #508-510, #512-519, BATMAN #197 and BATMAN FAMILY #1, #3-7 and #9-20.
Author: Paul Levitz
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Release Date: 2015
A history of DC Comics during the Bronze Age of comic books—a period from 1970 to 1985 when comic books tackled the tough social issues of the day—features insightful essays; hundreds of full-color illustrations, photos, film stills and collectibles; and an original interview with Green Lantern/Green Arrow writer Denny O'Neil.
From Groot to Fin Fang Foom, Marvel is proud to collect Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby's monster masterworks in two astonishing Omnibus volumes! Stan "The Man" Lee and Jack "The King" Kirby are known the world over as two of the most influential creative powerhouses of the 20th century. Before they created Marvel's super heroes, they concocted a host of iconic monster menaces! As if driven by atomic power, Lee and Kirby-aided by scripter Larry Lieber-turned out page after page of action-packed classics, many hinting at the famous Marvel heroes and villains to come: Thorr the Unbelievable; a woolly, alien Hulk; the eight-foot-tall Magneto. These tales are the awe-inspiring crucible that created the Marvel Age of Comics! COLLECTING: MATERIAL FROM STRANGE TALES (1951) 67-70, 72-86; JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) 51-70; WORLD OF FANTASY (1956) 15-19; STRANGE WORLDS (1958) 1, 3-5; TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) 1, 3-19; TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) 2-19