Category Archives: Marvel Comics/Epic

Blood: A Tale

Blood: A Tale
By J.M. DeMatteis (writer) and Kent Williams with George Pratt, Jon J. Muth and Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202632

Synopsis from publisher:
One of the most beautiful artistic achievements in comics is collected again! Telling the richly metaphorical tale of Blood, a young vampire, BLOOD: A TALE follows the endless cycle of life and death to find the seeds of redemption in a fever-dream of a dying king, love eternal, and a life of bloodlust.

Notes:

This publication reprints the Blood: A Tale comic book mini-series. All material in this publication was written by J.M. DeMatteis and painted by Kent Williams. The final issue also has images by George Pratt, Jon J. Muth and Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh.

The series was originally published in 1987 by Marvel Comics’ imprint Epic Comics. In 1996, DC Comics’ Vertigo reprinted the mini-series and then released this collected publication.

Reprints:

  1. Blood: A Tale #1 (1987)
  2. Blood: A Tale #2 (1987)
  3. Blood: A Tale #3 (1987)
  4. Blood: A Tale #4 (1987)

The Compleat Moonshadow

The Compleate Moonshadow
By John Marc DeMatteis (writer) and Jon J. Muth with Kent Williams, Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh and George Pratt (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released February 1998

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $39.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401205917

Synopsis from publisher:
A single paperback volume collecting both the original run of MOONSHADOW and its sequel, FAREWELL MOONSHADOW. Journey from the farther reaches of outer space to the starry skies of the inner spirit as the young dreamer Moonshadow and his cynical alien companion ira set forth on the unforgettable intergalactic odyssey that science-fiction great Ray Bradbury called “beautiful, original, haunting.”

Notes:

This publication collects the Moonshadow comic book series and the Farewell, Moonshadow comic book one-shot. All material in this publication was written by John Marc DeMatteis and painted by Jon J. Muth, except for issue #6, which was painted by Kent Williams, a portion of issue #10 painted by Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh, a portion of issue #11 painted by George Pratt, and portions of issue #12 painted by Kent Williams and George Pratt.

Moonshadow was originally published by Marvel Comics’ Epic imprint. A now out-of-print publication collected these issues in 1989. In 1994, DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint re-printed the series and released the sequel Farewell, Moonshadow in 1997. In 1998, this publication was released collecting the entire story.

Reprints:

  1. Moonshadow #1 (1985)
  2. Moonshadow #2 (1985)
  3. Moonshadow #3 (1985)
  4. Moonshadow #4 (1985)
  5. Moonshadow #5 (1985)
  6. Moonshadow #6 (1986)
  7. Moonshadow #7 (1986)
  8. Moonshadow #8 (1986)
  9. Moonshadow #9 (1986)
  10. Moonshadow #10 (1986)
  11. Moonshadow #11 (1987)
  12. Moonshadow #12 (1987)
  13. Farewell Moonshadow #1 (1997)