Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Huntress

The Huntress #1
(February, 1989)
"Code of Silence"
Artwork by Joe Staton, Bruce Patterson
1st Appearance of Helena Bertinelli as Huntress

Huntress 1-4
(April-July, 1994)
Connecting Covers by Michael Netzer
"The toughest person in Gotham may not be Batman!"

She's back, stalking her prey through the Gotham City underworld without mercy... or remorse! This time, the Huntress is cracking down on a powerful crime family by working her way up a chain of corruption to its sinister boss. But along the way, she confronts the horrors of her own past while on a collision course with a mysterious assassin.

Batman and Huntress: Cry For Blood #6
(September, 2000)
Cover by Rick Burchett

Birds of Prey #84
(July, 2005)
Cover by Adriana Melo, Will Conrad, Brian Miller

Huntress: Year One #1-2
(May, 2008)
"Gilrs Can't Be Pope" & "La Donna e Mobile"
Artwork by Matthew Clark, Jason Wright

Huntress #2
(November, 2011)
"Crossbow At The Crossroads" Part II
Cover by Guillem March, Tomeu Morey
The Return of Helena Wayne

Worlds' Finest #3
(July, 2012)
"Rebirth" Part III
Artwork by George Pérez, Hi-Fi

The Huntress: Origins
Cover by Brian Bolland

These are the 1970s stories that first introduced the Huntress: Daughter of Batman and Catwoman of Earth-2! But after her mother is murdered, Helena Wayne dons a costume of her own. With her crossbow as her weapon, the Huntress vows to avenge her mother's death.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

100-Page From Beyond The Unknown Giant! #1

100-Page From Beyond The Unknown Giant! #1
Comic Book Store (Direct Market) Cover

DC Comics Presents #3 (1978)
"The Riddle of Little Earth Lost"
Cover by José Luis García-López

The Brave And The Bold #113 (1974)
"The 50 Story Killer!"
Cover by Jim Aparo

Tales Of The Green Lantern Corps Annual #3 (1987)
"In Blackest Night"
Cover by Joe Staton, Bruce D. Patterson

100-Page From Beyond The Unknown Giant! #1
Wal-Mart (Mass Market) Cover
Includes new stories "In Gloom," "The Butler," "Stealth Mode"

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Here Comes... Daredevil #4

Pencils: Marcos Martin
Inks: Marcos Martin
Colors: Muntsa Vicente
Writer: Mark Waid
Letters: Joe Caramagna

Daredevil #4
Cover by Marcos Martin
Released September, 2011

Variant Cover by Bryan Hitch

Daredevil #4 Second Printing
Cover by Marcos Martin, Muntsa Vicente
Released November, 2011


This is how the issue was originally solicited back in June 2011:

Written by MARK WAID
Pencils and Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH

THE DEATH DEFYING DEBUT OF MARCOS MARTIN! Matt Murdock begins his new career -one that will expose Daredevil to crime and evil in a whole new way! If you thought the odds were against Matt as a trial lawyer, you won't believe the challenges his new job brings -and what they'll do to his private life!

Monday, April 27, 2020

The Legion Chain Gang

Featuring: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Pencils: Jim Shooter, Curt Swan
Inks: George Klein
Writer: Jim Shooter
Letters: Milt Snapinn

Adventure Comics #360
(July, 1967)
"The Legion Chain Gang!"
Cover by Curt Swan

The Legion Chain Gang by Curt Swan, George Klein

Watch out for flying debris! A gang of guerrillas is out to overhtrow Earth's government! Where are those defenders of law and order, the Legionnaires? Why, they are the rebels! All, that is, but the ones who have been arrested and put in irons! They are... "The Legion Chain Gang!"

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Marvel 70th Anniversary Frame Art :: X-Men

X-Men Forever #5
(August, 2009)
"Bury My Heart!"
Cover by Dave Cockrum, Terry Austin, Christina Strain

Wolverine Origins #39
(August, 2009)
"Romulus" Part III
Cover by Herb Trimpe, Rob Schwager

Exiles #5
(August, 2009)
"The Humans Are Dead"
Cover by Mike Grell, Moose Baumann

Uncanny X-Men #514
(August, 2009)
"Utopia" Part IV
Cover by Harvey Tolibao, Rain Beredo

X-Men Legacy #227
(August, 2009)
"Suppressing Fire" Part II
Cover by Greg Land, Justin Ponsor

X-Factor #47
(August, 2009)
Cover by Pablo Raimondi, Brian Reber
Multiple Man

Wolverine: First Class #18
(August, 2009)
"Identity Crisis"
Cover by Takeshi Miyazawa

Frame Artwork by Jim Cheung

Saturday, April 25, 2020

New DC Digital First Books

“Against the Odds”
Cover by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomeu Morey

Superman - The Man of Tomorrow #2
Rob Venditti, Paul Pelletier, Drew Hennessy, Adriano Lucas and Clayton Cowles.

Someone is running bets on Superman’s exploits throughout Metropolis and putting ordinary citizens in harm’s way. Can Superman locate this villainous gambler in time or will the house take all?

“Bad Actors”
Cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira

Batman - Gotham Nights #2
Michael Grey, Ryan Benjamin, Richard Friend, Alex Sinclair and Troy Peteri.

It’s a mad dash as Batman races to stop a murderous plan -but when the villain is revealed to be in two places at once, and the victim turns out to be not so innocent, Batman must make the ultimate choice in a fight against Clayface.

“The Curse of K2”
Cover by Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts

Wonder Woman - Agent of Peace #2
Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Hi-Fi and Travis Lanham.

Wonder Woman must rescue Lois Lane on an expedition to the treacherous mountain K2! Lois is hot on the trail of a missing group of female climbers who are hoping to conquer the peak. But what dangers lurk in K2’s snow-covered caverns -and can Princess Diana keep the Daily Planet’s intrepid reporter safe?

“Sea Devils”
Cover by Philip Tan, Elmer Santos

Aquaman - Deep Dives #2
Michael Grey, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Hi-Fi and Wes Abbott.

Aquaman and the Sea Devils team up to stop a group of polluters -and a radioactive creature from the deep!

“Run Like There’s No Tomorrow”
Cover by Cully Hamner

Flash - Fastest Man Alive #2
Gail Simone, Clayton Henry, Marcelo Maiolo and Rob Leigh.

A time-traveling soldier arrives in Central City and her mission is to kill the Fastest Man Alive! But what is it that the Flash did (or will do) to destroy her world -and is there a way he can prevent it without dying?

“Panicked at the Disco”
Cover by Yancey Labat, Monica Kubina

DC Super Hero Girls - Infinite Frenemies #2
Amanda Deibert, Erich Owen and Gabriela Downie.

It’s time for the greatest teenage tradition of them all: the school formal! But when Livewire attacks and sets everyone’s toes a-tapping, the girls will have to put on their dancing shoes to save the day!

“Everything Eats, Everything Dies!”
Cover by Marco Santucci, John Kalisz

Swamp Thing - New Roots #2
Mark Russell, Marco Santucci, John Kalisz and Dave Sharpe.

Swamp Thing scours the bayou when an old friend goes missing, but all the while, an unexpected enemy is coming for Swamp Thing himself...

New DC Digital First Books available during the week of April 27- May 2.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Moon Knight :: The Bottom :: Chapter III

Pencils: David Finch
Inks: Danny Miki, Victor Olazaba, Allen Martinez
Colors: Frank D'Armata
Writer: Charlie Huston
Letters: Joe Caramagna

Moon Knight #3
(June, 2006)
Cover by David Finch, Danny Miki, Frank D'Armata

"The Bottom" Part III
"To The Bone"

"He's not a mercenary killer at all.
He is a millionaire philanthropist.
A working class man of the people.
A hero."

The Taskmaster
Artwork by David Finch, Danny Miki, Frank D'Armata

This is how the issue was originally solicited back in March 2006:

Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH

"To The Bone" One night on windswept rooftop, Moon Knight squared off against his greatest nemesis -Bushman- and something truly dreadful happened. Something Spector can't put behind him, nor should. Something Khonshu won't let him. You see, someone's about to pick a fight with Marc Spector. The night is young and there's a bad moon rising. Brace yourself for the most brutal battle you've ever seen! Part 3 (of 6).

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Original Ghost Rider #3

The Original Ghost Rider #3
(July, 1992)
Cover by Andy Kubert

This issue reprints the story originally published in Marvel Spotlight #7. It also contains "Secrets From Beyond The Grave," a brand-new back-up story by Dan Slott and Dick Ayers, featuring Carter Slade, the Western hero Ghost Rider, who now goes by the name Phantom Rider.

Marvel Spotlight #7
(October, 1972)
Cover by Mike Ploog

Story:  "Die, Die, My Daughter!"
Writer:  Gary Friedrich
Pencils:  Mike Ploog
Inks:  Frank Monte
Letterer:  Herb Cooper

100-Page Aquaman Giant! #4

100-Page Aquaman Giant #4
Comic Book Store (Direct Market) Cover

Artwork by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson

Aquaman, Mera, and Sea Devils
Includes new story "Stinging Tide"
Artwork by V Ken Marion, Sandu Florea, Andrew Dalhouse

Justice League #16 (2013)
"Throne of Atlantis" Part III
Cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Rod Reis

Mera #4 (2018)
"Xebel Heart"
Cover by Nicola Scott and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Teen Titans #10 (2017)
"Blood Of The Manta" Part II
Cover by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, Jim Charalampidis

100-Page Aquaman Giant #4
Wal-Mart (Mass Market) Cover
Includes new story "Whale Watch" by Cecil Castellucci and Pop Mhan