"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.
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: Len Wein
Release Date: 2017-03-14
The tales that made Swamp Thing a fan-favorite are collected in a giantomnibus hardcover edition! Featuring moody art by legendary artist BernieWrightson, these are the stories that introduce Swamp Thing's entire mythology,including his origin, his girlfriend, Abigail Arcane and her evil uncle, AntonArcane, his rival, Matt Cable, as well as numerous monsters of all sorts.Collects HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 and SWAMP THING #1-25.
Author: Richard Bruning
Publisher: Dc Comics
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
After being mysteriously teleported to another world 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 book 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 of his future.
When a large wave carrying a heated object capable of destroying anything in its path appears, the authorities throw everything they have at it to stop it from making landfall. When all other options are exhausted, the U.S. calls in their new team, Task Force X, led by Rick Flagg! Soon to be a major motion picture, this new graphic novel collection features the origins of the Suicide Squad! Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD#25-27, #37-39.
Author: DC Comics
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Green Lantern's adventures continue in this volume of stories from the late 1960s. In it, Hal Jordan faces the evil of villains including Sinestro, Dr. Polaris, Major Disaster, Hector Hammond, and Star Sapphire, and is declared Cosmic Enemy Number One by the rest of the Green Lantern Corps. These classic stories from one of the greatest eras of comics are featured here in a gigantic omnibus edition, GREEN LANTERN: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 3! Collects GREEN LANTERN #46-75.
He is a scientist. He is a family man. He is a master of momentum. He is one of the world's greatest superheroes. He cannot be outrun. He is the FlashÉ and he is the Fastest Man Alive. Jary Garrick first sped onto the scene in 1940 and in the three-quarters of a century since his earliest super-speedster adventures, Barry Allen and Wally West have carried on wearing the symbol of the yellow lightning bolt as the Flash combating evil throughout Keystone City, Central City, the multiverse, and time itself. From his fleet-footed debut by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert to his modern fiery forms by Mark Waid, Geoff Johns and Francis Manupal, THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects the stories of the Scarlet Speedsters' heroics at hypervelocity, from such legendary comic talents as Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino, John Broome, Len Wein, Cary Bates, Irv Novick, George Perez, William Messner-Loebs, Mike Wieringo, Scott Kollins, Ethan Van Sciver and more.
Kieron Gillen's complete epic! The god of lies has been reborn, but will young Loki be Asgard's savior? For when Earth is gripped by Fear Itself, ancient prophecy says only Thor can stop the monstrous threat of the Serpent - but the plan is doomed to fail without help from Loki. Will the trickster find redemption - or damn himself for eternity? Either way, a Nightmare lies in wait hoping to rule the world - and Loki will have to risk everything on his craziest scheme of all! Plus: a forgotten hero returns, the New Mutants lend a hand, Captain Britain needs help with a godly war, and Hela sets her sights on the Holy Grail! But will all the nine worlds end in Surtur's fire? COLLECTING: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY 622- 645, EXILED 1, NEW MUTANTS 42-43, THE MIGHTY THOR 18-21
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: Robert Kanigher
Publisher: Dc Comics
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
One of the most colorful super-hero teams of the early 1960s, the Metal Men are six shape-shifting robots whose personalities areand based on their metals: Hot-tempered Mercury, timid Tin, thick-headed Lead, etc. Invented by eccentric scientist Dr. Willand Magnus, the team is ready to give their all - including their artificial lives - to protect mankind.In these tales, never before reprinted in color, the Metal Men take on the Gas Gang, including Helium, Oxygen, Chloroform andand more, save lives at the "Playground of Terror," try to stop the deadly rain of "The Missile Men," and battle Chemo, a giant,and human-shaped vat filled with deadly chemicals.
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Superman and Batman first teamed up in these stories from comics' Golden Age, reprinted here for the first time in one massive hardcover. In these tales, which feature frequent guest stars Robin, Lois Lane, Commissioner Gordon and Perry White, the two heroes battle crime in the past, present and future, including each other's greatest foes: Lex Luthor and The Joker! Collects stories from "New York World's Fair Comics "#1-2 and "World's Finest Comics" #71-96.
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Witness Batman and SupermanÕs first encounter! Gathered for the first time in this singular, expansive collection: the classic stories that cemented their legacy as the mediumÕs finest team-up. They had been fighting crime separately for years, but it wasnÕt until the historic SUPERMAN #76 in 1952 that Superman, the Man of Steel, finally teamed up with Batman himself. That story proved so popular that the two quickly became the main feature in WORLDÕS FINEST COMICSÑand the greatest friendship in comics was born. Their adventures together would feature heroes and villains such as Robin, Batwoman, Lex Luthor, Bat-Mite, Mr. Mxyzptlk, and more alien threats than might seem possible. Collects the classic story of their first meeting from SUPERMAN #76 and their super team-ups from WORLDÕS FINEST #71-116. Also includes a foreword from veteran comics writer Mark Waid and an afterword by comics historian Jim Amash.