Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz, Phil Briones & Scot Eaton Two members of Task Force X are back in these all-new adventures! First up: “REVENGE OF KOBRA” by writer Mike W. Barr and artist Philippe Briones. To oppose the terrorist Kobra is to earn his un-dying hatred, and that’s what the samurai Katana did when she killed his beloved Eve. Now Kobra stalks Katana beyond the bounds of the Earth itself, to a supernatural world where he will steal from her everything that she has-including her very soul! And in “SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK,” by writer Jai Nitz and artist Scot Eaton, Sebastian Faust, the U.S. government’s top arcane operative, has gone rogue! To track down America’s most dangerous magician, Amanda Waller assembles a special-ops team unlike any other: an expendable coven of dark-arts experts including El Diablo, Enchantress and Gentleman Ghost. They are Suicide Squad Black, and they will take you to places where even the dead can die!
Mike W. Barr & Jerry Bingham In this Elseworlds tale, the dying Green Lantern Abin Sur's ring recruits the bravest hero in the near vicinty: Bruce Wayne, a.k.a Batman! The moment sets off series of events that sees familiar faces with all-new powers!
Mike W. Barr Three tales of death from the stars. A hunting party chasing down a man-eating lion crosses paths with another hunter, one deadlier than any man, in “No Beast So Fierce. ” Three boys on a backyard campout hear a “Bump in the Night. ” And in “Demon’s Gold,” a detachment of Nazi soldiers out to steal hidden Inca riches encounter something even more rare . . . and cold . . . and hard..
Mike W. Barr, Brian Bolland, Terry Austin, Dick Giordano & Bruce Patterson In the year 3000, an armada of destructive aliens has unleashed an all-out assault on Earth and is poised to conquer the planet. But when a young boy stumbles upon the crypt of King Arthur, the legendary monarch and the Knights of the Round Table are magically reincarnated.
Together once again, King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Merlin, and the rest of the classic knights take on the invading extraterrestrials and their wicked leader, Morgan Le Fay, the half-sister of Arthur. A mythical tale of honor and bravery, CAMELOT 3000 proves that some heroes are timeless.
Mike W. Barr & Alan Davis "Batman: Year Two" part 1! In a story that takes place in the Batman's early years, The Dark Knight comes face-to-face with the Reaper, a vigilante who has become judge, jury, and executioner to the criminal underworld.
Mike W. Barr & Todd McFarlane Batman pursues the Reaper, a diabolical menace to the criminal underworld as well as the Gotham P.D. But when Batman strikes a deal with Gotham's criminal element, he comes face-to-face with Joe Chill, the man who murdered Bruce Wayne's parents. "Batman: Year Two" part 2.
Mike W. Barr & Todd McFarlane "Batman: Year Two" concludes with a final showdown between the deadly Reaper and a young Batman, and only one of them is walking away from this confrontation alive. Plus, the ultimate fate of Joe Chill!
Mike W. Barr & Todd McFarlane In order to catch the deadly Reaper, Batman must team up with the last person on Earth he wants to--Joe Chill, the man who murdered Bruce Wayne's parents! "Batman: Year Two" part 3.
Mike W. Barr, Doug Moench, Elliot S! Maggin, Howard Chaykin, Norm Breyfogle, Kelley Jones & P. Craig Russell In Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places—some that have existed, or might have existed, and others that can’t, couldn’t or shouldn’t exist. The result: stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow. Gotham City is caught in a vortex of corruption and decay, and those who feed on blood and despair are about to suck any remaining life from her dying veins. All that stands against them is the Batman, their legendary companion in the darkness, the last line of defense between the innocent and the screaming chaos of mindless appetite. To combat this primeval threat, however, the Dark Knight must give up everything he holds dear, including life itself—for death is only the first step toward the final reckoning between good and evil. Written by Doug Moench and illustrated in full gothic glory by Kelley Jones, John Beatty and Malcolm Jones III, ELSEWORLDS: BATMAN VOL. 2 gives free rein to the darker side of the World’s Greatest Detective, collecting BATMAN & DRACULA: RED RAIN, BATMAN: BLOODSTORM and BATMAN: CRIMSON MIST.
Mike W. Barr & Jim Aparo Featuring the first appearance of Geo-Force and Katana. Batman quits the Justice League after they refuse to help him recover Lucius Fox from freedom fighters in Markovia—prompting the Dark Knight to form his own rescue team.
Mike W. Barr Collects Star Wars (1977) #28-49, Star Wars Annual (1979) #1. Farm boy Luke Skywalker dreamed of going to the stars, only to get more than he ever hoped for when he joined an old Jedi to rescue a princess, aided a galactic rebellion and singlehandedly destroyed deadliest super-weapon ever devised. But Luke's adventures in the film Star Wars: A New Hope were just the beginning. From July 1977 to 1986, Marvel Comics Group published monthly adventures in comics form, keeping alive the excitement and fun of Star Wars for a whole generation as they waited for the next chapter in the film series.
Mike W. Barr & Jerry Bingham Batman must team-up with his arch nemesis Ra's Al Ghul to stop a madman from destroying the world. A romance between the Dark Knight and Ra's daughter, Talia, ignites and will change Batman's life forever!
Brian Buccellato, Mike W. Barr, Viktor Bogdanovic & Diogenes Neves Two of the stars of next year’s highly anticipated action movie break out in their own solo adventures in this extra-sized, 6-issue miniseries! First, in a story by Brian Buccellato, Viktor Bogdanovic and Richard Friend, Deadshot is on the run, taking on a series of new contracts, and re-establishing himself as the world’s most deadly marksman. But things are about to get complicated for Floyd Lawton when a figure from his past threatens to expose a dark secret…and Deadshot gets word of his next target: Lex Luthor! Then, writer Mike W. Barr returns to the character he co-created in “Katana, Cult of the Kobra,” with art by Diogenes Neves. Katana needs to know more about Soultaker’s origin if she’s going to have any hope of controlling the sword instead of falling under its influence. Dr. Helga Jace, a Markovian astrophysicist, may be able to shed some light-but before Katana can get the info, Kobra’s forces attack!
Doug Moench, Mike W. Barr, Howard Chaykin, Elliot S! Maggin, Norm Breyfogle, Kelley Jones & P. Craig Russell For the first time ever, Batman’s Elseworlds tales are featured in a new graphic novel collection. In Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places-some that have existed, or might have existed; and others that can’t, couldn’t or shouldn’t exist. The result: stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow. Featuring Batman as a holy priest, Harry Houdini alongside the Dark Knight, Dr. Wayne reanimating a Frankenstein-like Bat-Man, Batman as a Green Lantern, a supernatural Bat-Man fighting the evil wizard known as the Dark Joker, a future Robin fighting off an alien invasion, and other tales! Collects BATMAN: HOLY TERROR, BATMAN: THE BLUE, THE GREY, AND THE BAT, ROBIN 3000 #1-2, BATMAN/DARK JOKER: THE WILD, BATMAN/HOUDINI: THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP, BATMAN: CASTLE OF THE BAT, BATMAN: IN DARKEST KNIGHT and BATMAN: DARK ALLEGIANCES!
Jeff Parker, Harlan Ellison, Len Wein, Mike W. Barr, José Luis García-López, Michael Avon Oeming & Rubén Procopio All-new adventures inspired by the classic Batman television series, including science fiction icon Harlan Ellison’s outline for the series’ “lost episode”-adapted by legendary scribe Len Wein and artist Jose-Luis Garcia Lopez! BEHOLD! King Tut, the foul pharaoh whose vile virus transforms the fair citizens of Gotham City into subservient zombies! BEWARE! The Archer, a robbin’ hood aiming to relieve Gotham City’s fine police force of its crime-fighting arsenal! BOUNDLESS! The unabridged evil of the Bookworm, and a mystical manuscript that could spell the end of Batgirl! BLIMEY! Londinium’s Lord Ffogg and his mind-altering mist give gas-lit Gotham a gloomy forecast: cloudy with a chance of pain! BESMIRCHED! The good names of Batman and Robin, reduced to a punch line by Gotham City’s new “stand-up” hero…the Joker?! BE AFRAID! In the Land of the Rising Sun, will Batman and Batgirl fall to the lethal lunacy of Lord Death Man?! BIPOLARIZING! The Dynamic Duo, doubled up by the dualistic misdeeds of the coin-tossing Two-Face?! But wait-the BEST is yet to come in BATMAN ’66, VOL. 4! Crusading creations by Jeff Parker, Tom Peyer, Rob Williams, Scott Kowalchuk, Dave Bullock, Richard Case, Leonardo Romero, Ruben Procopio and Sandy Jarrell. Collects BATMAN ’66 #17-22 and BATMAN ’66: THE LOST EPISODE #1.
Charles Soule, Mike W. Barr, Tom Raney & Dexter Soy For years, Bruce Wayne has built up the legend of Batman, Gotham’s Dark Knight. But sometimes, a legend will write itself. Sometimes, a memory long suppressed pushes to the surface in the most painful of ways, forcing a hero to question right, wrong, and all they thought they knew of humanity. Long-time adversaries like Clayface, Element King, and Two-Face can still find new ways to push the Dark Knight to untested limits. Sometimes, the darkness itself births the legend. It’s tales like these from the creative minds of JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, WES CRAIG, CHARLES SOULE, DENNIS CALERO, FRANK HANNAH, MARCO TURINI, DEXTER SOY, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, SHANE DAVIS, BRANDON MONTCLARE, JIM KRUEGER, MIKE W. BARR, and many more that give new breadth to the Bat in BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 4 (collects 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #2-3).
Marv Wolfman, Mike W. Barr, George Pérez, Keith Pollard & Romeo Tanghal The recut graphic novel series from one of the most successful comic runs of all time continues here. The original Teen Titans-young heroes like Robin, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash-saw plenty of action but always stood in the shadows of their larger-than-life mentors. It was Batman, Wonder Woman and the Flash who ultimately called the shots. All that changed, however, with the arrival of THE NEW TEEN TITANS in 1980-and the lives of DC’s adolescent adventurers would never be the same! Crafted by comics legends Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, this all-new super-title featured greater dangers, fiercer emotions and more tangled relationships than any that had come before. The Titans’ celebrated stories have ensured that the names of Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Changeling will be passed down through history alongside those famous aliases employed by Dick Grayson, Donna Troy and Wally West. Now, for the first time, all of Wolfman and Pérez’s NEW TEEN TITANS tales are available in a comprehensive series of trade paperback editions. THE NEW TEEN TITANS VOLUME SIX collects issues #35-41 of the classic title as well as the crossover issue BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #5, and features the team’s epic showdown with Brother Blood!
J.M. DeMatteis, Mike W. Barr, Jerry Ordway & Pat Broderick 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 FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E.
Collects WEIRD WAR TALES #93, 97, 100, 102, 105, 108-112, 114-119, 121 and 124.
A new six-part epic covering thirty years of Star Trek ® history, continuing with an adventure that takes place during the historic five-year mission!
Book 2: THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD
A few years after the disaster on Mestiko, the Payav are struggling to rebuild in the wake of the pulsar's damage. The Starship Enterprise returns with a plan to help restore the planet's atmosphere.
But the Klingon Empire has also taken an interest in Mestiko, and has come to the aid of one of the world's many factions. Captain James T. Kirk finds himself once again pitted against the Klingon commander Kor, with the fate of Mestiko at stake.
Mike W. Barr & Jim Aparo Batman, Metamorpho, Black Lightning, and Lucius Fox are the prisoner of Baron Bedlam who is seeking to reclaim the nation of Markovia after his family was ousted from power after World War II.
Mike W. Barr Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise have been sent to the planet Nador to participate in a watershed event: the Nadorians' first true election, to vote on whether or not to join the United Federation of Planets. Supporting the Federation are the planet's joint rulers: Their Serene Highnesses Abon and Delor, Siamese twins joined at the spinal cord to represent the unity of the different tribes of Nador. But a shadowy group of fanatics wants nothing to do with the Federation, and will stop at nothing -- whether it be assassinating the princes or kidnapping Captain Kirk's nephew Peter -- to achieve their goals!
Kirk must work to stop the fanatics from wreaking havoc on Nador, and from harming his beloved nephew -- but even he may be hard-pressed to stem the tide of chaos when the princes' horrible secret is revealed!
Mike W. Barr, Alan Davis, Paul Neary, Todd McFarlane & Alfredo Alcala See how it all starts! Celebrating thirty years since the publication of the seminal storyline, BATMAN: YEAR TWO: THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION collects both the original “Year Two” story line from DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN: FULL CIRCLE in one deluxe edition. With only a year’s experience as Gotham City’s new protector, Batman must now confront a nightmare out of the past—a distorted reflection of himself called the Reaper, who hunted Gotham’s criminals a generation earlier. His methods were harsh and cruel, and violent in the extreme. Now, just as a new breed of criminal is rising, the Reaper has returned to deal out his savage brand of justice. And the only way for Batman to stop this death-dealing vigilante is to forge an alliance with the man who destroyed his life—his own parents’ murderer. But can the Dark Knight stand to confront the secret of their deaths? Or will the Reaper’s revelations finally cost him his sanity? From acclaimed creators Mike W. Barr (BATMAN: SON OF THE DEMON) and artists Alan Davis (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE NAIL, The Avengers), Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Mark Farmer (SUPERBOY’S LEGION) and Paul Neary (Captain America), this volume collects BATMAN: YEAR TWO: THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION collects both the original “Year Two” storyline from DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN: FULL CIRCLE.
Bill Finger, Len Wein, Mike W. Barr, Doug Moench, A.J. Lieberman, Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff, Keith Giffen, Kelley Jones, Al Barrionuevo, Marshall Rogers & Dick Giordano BATMAN ARKHAM: CLAYFACE collects some of the villain's greatest stories by some of the industry's greatest creators, including Ed Brubaker (Captain America), Len Wein (SWAMP THING), Mike W. Barr (BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS), Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER), J.H. Williams III (BATWOMAN), Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and many more!
Washed-up actor Basil Karlo. Matt Hagen, a common crook. Preston Payne, tragic scientist. These are just a few of the many people who have claimed the name Clayface! Some of them have incredible shape-changing abilities, while others have a deadly touch that can melt a person into a puddle of protoplasm. All of them have tormented the citizens of Gotham City and been defeated by the Dark Knight and his allies. Now witness the origins of their transformations and learn their ultimate fate!
Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #40, #298, #478-479, OUTSIDERS #21, SECRET ORIGINS #44, BATMAN #550, CATWOMAN #4, BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #69, 70, 71, and BATMAN SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS VILLAIN #1.
Mike W. Barr, Marv Wolfman, George Pérez, Jim Aparo & Steve Lightle For years, the Batman has waged war on crime. Whether patrolling the streets of Gotham City or battling evil worldwide with the Justice League, he will face any foe, no matter the cost. But wars have a way of spreading. And when a deadly conflict abroad hits close to home, the Dark Knight must abandon his old allies and form a new force for justice-a team of heroes who aren’t afraid to operate outside the rules. Katana. Black Lightning. Metamorpho. Geo-Force. Halo. Some are experienced combatants who’ve been driven to the fringes of the metahuman community. Others are new to their powers-and the danger that comes with them. But together, under the shadow of the Bat, they will redefine what it means to be a superhero team… From comics legends Mike W. Barr (BATMAN: SON OF THE DEMON) and Jim Aparo (BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY) comes BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS VOL. 1. Guest-starring the New Teen Titans, it’s the start of the classic saga that takes the Dark Knight outside all expectations! BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS VOL. 1 collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #200, BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1-13, and NEW TEEN TITANS #37.
Martin Pasko, Mike W. Barr, Tom Yeates & Dan Spiegle The Sunderland Corporation has captured Swamp Thing and its leader, the villainous Grasp, seeks to wrest from him the secret of the bio-restorative formula.
Martin Pasko, Mike W. Barr, Tom Yeates & Tony DeZuniga A demon that murders children possesses the body of Paul Feldner—and kidnaps Casey Clancy, Swamp Thing's young friend. It's up to Swamp Thing to rescue her before she becomes the demon's latest victim!
Martin Pasko, Mike W. Barr, Dan Spiegle & Tom Yeates While traveling, a sudden roadblock brings Swamp Thing, Liz and Dennis Barclay to a halt—but it's all a trap and an impostor officer runs off with Liz!
Mike W. Barr, Jo Duffy, John Wagner, Alan Grant, Jim Starlin, Alan Davis, Todd McFarlane, Norm Breyfogle, James Baikie & Jim Aparo Gotham City has endured much through its dark, twisted history, and even the cosmic changes wrought by the Crisis on Infinite Earths couldn’t give the town a fresh start—the grime is in its DNA. The Crisis did, though, allow for the reintroduction of familiar foes, albeit with a fresh take on the Caped Crusader featuring a back-to-basics approach to crime-fighting. Criminals don’t always wear a colorful costumes: some just stalk the shadows with sinister plots and evil intentions. A new threat, a fearsome assassin known as the KGBeast, is prowling the streets of Gotham City and he’s out to dismantle America’s Strategic Defense Initiative. After saving the United States government, Batman must then solve the mystery of ten murdered women before the killer claims even more victims! An all-star cast of talent, led by writer Jim Starlin (Batman: The Cult, Mystery In Space) and the dynamic art duo of Jim Aparo (The Brave and The Bold, Batman & The Outsiders) and Mike DeCarlo (The Legion Of Super-Heroes), present Batman: The Caped Crusader Vol. 1, collecting Batman #417-425 and #430-431 and Batman Annual #12! Don’t miss out on the companion series, Batman: The Dark Knight Detective, to chronicle all of Batman’s post-Crisis adventures!
Mike W. Barr, Alan Davis & Norm Breyfogle The Joker comes back to Gotham City with a plot to kidnap Selina Kyle—Bruce Wayne’s girlfriend—and restore her to her true self…Catwoman! The revitalized femme fatale is just the beginning of the rogues returning to plague Batman and Robin; on her heels follow the Scarecrow, the Mad Hatter and Two-Face. Writer Mike W. Barr (Batman and the Outsiders) and the dynamic art duo of Alan Davis (Justice League of America: The Nail) and Paul Neary (The Authority) present Batman: The Dark Knight Detective Vol. 1. Collects Detective Comics #568-574 and #579-582! Don’t miss out on the companion series, Batman: The Caped Crusader.
Bob Haney, Mike W. Barr, Gerry Conway, Cary Burkett, Alan Brennert, Bob Kanigher & Jim Aparo Written by legendary scribes including Len Wein, Bob Haney and Denny O’Neil, the stories included in this volume highlight Jim Aparo as one of the greatest Batman artists of his generation, as well as a profound influence on the generation of creators that followed. As one of the premier Batman artists for over two decades, Jim Aparo has been responsible for some of the Dark Knight’s most memorable and defining moments. This volume showcases some of the earliest exploits of the Caped Crusader that were drawn by the legendary artist! LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: VOL. 3 collects Batman’s infamous exploits from DETECTIVE COMICS #444-446, BATMAN FAMILY #17, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #152, 154-155, 157-162, 168-170, 173-178, 180-182 and THE UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN #1-3, along with more classic Jim Aparo covers from DETECTIVE COMICS and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD.
Martin Pasko, Mike W. Barr, Tom Yeates & Howard Bender After sustaining an injury, the Swamp Thing is healed by the Sunderland Corporation doctor, but what seems like an altruistic gesture is anything but!
Mike W. Barr, Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagran & David Messina Sharpen your bat'leth and prepare for war in this collection of unforgettable Klingon tales from the Star Trek universe. Including the original 4-part DC start to The Original Series as well as the 6-issue "Klingons: Blood Will Tell" series by Scott and David Tipton, this volume is fierce and loyal to the Empire. Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam!
Tom Bierbaum, Mike W. Barr, Mary Bierbaum, Curt Swan, Mike Parobeck & Chris Sprouse Featuring the secret origin of Ferro Lad in “IN MEMORY YET GREEN.” Plus, Karate Kid’s secret origin in “THE THORNED PATH.”
Mike W. Barr & Trevor Von Eeden When Oliver Queen inherits a fortune from a deceased friend, the Emerald Archer finds himself not only on bad terms with his friend's other inheritors, but also with a target on his back!
Mike W. Barr, Ivan Cohen, Scott Beatty, Dario Brizuela & Luciano Vecchio The popular Cartoon Network series makes its way to comics!
Bruce Wayne spent years studying crime-fighting techniques from his butler/former secret spy Alfred Pennyworth. Together they will take on Gotham City's worst criminals and convicts. But even with the help of allies like Katana and Pennyworth, Batman's skills will be put to the test against villians such as Professor Pyg, Man-Bat, and Tobias Whale.
Roy Thomas, Mike W. Barr, Marshall Rogers & Dick Giordano “THE GOLDEN AGE BATMAN” The Batman of the Golden Age is a forgotten hero. His parents were killed by a criminal, and he died decades later at the hands of a criminal. His Earth was swallowed by a cosmic catastrophe and replaced by another universe, but his legacy lives on. Plus, “FALLEN ANGEL.” Halo explains to Looker the origins of Violet Harper and the Aurakles.
Mike W. Barr & Shawn Martinbrough Wildcat's fighting abilities have been stolen from him and will be sold on the black market to the highest bidder. In order to get back into the ring, Wildcat will have to rely on a little help from his friends-the Justice Society of America!
Dennis O'Neil, Mike W. Barr, Jack C. Harris, Don Newton, John Calnan & George Tuska “REQUIEM FOR A MARTYR!” Batman faces the League of Assassins as they attempt to create a giant earthquake at an international dinner party!