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Gangland

Gangland
By Peter Kuper, Dave Gibbons, Tayyar Ozkan, David Lloyd (writer/artist), Brian Azzarello, Doselle Young, Simon Revelstroke, Jamie Delano, Lucius Shepard, Darko Macan, Ed Brubaker, Scott Cunningham, Joe R. Lansdale, Rick Klaw, Richard Bruning (writers), Tim Bradstreet, Frank Quitely, Richard Corben, Randy DuBurke, James Romberger, Kilian Plunkett, Eric Shanower, Danijel Zezelj, Tony Salmons, and Mark Chiarello (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 2000

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Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563896087

Synopsis from publisher:

Mixing realism with humor, GANGLAND presents an entertaining and surreal look into the violent world of gangs and organized crime. These fourteen felonious tales of malice and duplicity explore the motivations of men uniting for illicit gain through violence, murder, and intimidation. Featuring made gangsters, suburban wannabes, and alien enforcers, this provocative book includes stories of a lonely hit man on a suicide mission, a mob informant’s deadly new life, and old-school retribution in New Russia.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book crime anthology mini-series Gangland. Issue #1 contained stories by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Tim Bradstreet, writer/artist Peter Kuper, writer Doselle Young and artist Frank Quitely, and writer/artist Dave Gibbons. Issue #2 contained stories by writer Simon Revelstroke and artist Richard Corben, writer Jamie Delano and artist Randy DuBurke, and writer Lucius Shepard and artist James Romberger. Issue #3 contained stories by writer Darko Macan and artist Kilian Plunkett, writer/artistTayyar Ozkan, writer Ed Brubaker and artist Eric Shanower, and writer Scott Cunningham and artist Danijel Zezelj. Issue #4 contained stories by writer/artist David Lloyd, writers Joe R. Lansdale & Rick Klaw and artist Tony Salmons, and writer Richard Bruning and artist Mark Chiarello. The cover was painted by Tim Bradstreet.

Reprints:

  1. Gangland #1 (1998)
  2. Gangland #2 (1998)
  3. Gangland #3 (1998)
  4. Gangland #4 (1998)
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Transmetropolitan: Tales of Human Waste

Transmetropolitan: Tales of Human Waste
By Warren Ellis (writer), Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos with John Cassaday, James Romberger, Gary Erskine, Phil Jimenez, Lea Hernandez, Dave Johnson, J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray, John Higgins, Marcelo Frusin, D’Israeli, Cliff Chiang, Frank Teran, Amanda Conner, Cully Hamner, Tony Harris & Jim Royal, Eduardo Risso, Glenn Fabry, Steve Dillon, Bryan Talbot, Dave Taylor, Tim Bradstreet, Danijel Zezelj, David Mack, Paul Gulacy, Igor Kordey, Brian Wood, Colleen Doran, Javier Pulido, Jamie Tolagson, Jimmy Palmiotti, John McCrea, Matt Howarth, Michael Avon Oeming, Jacen Burrows, Phil Winslade, Steve Lieber, Jill Thompson, Brian Michael Bendis, Carla Speed McNeil, Eric Shanower, J. Scott Campbell & Richard Friend, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alex Maleev, Klaus Janson, Guy Davis, Brandon Graham, Chris Weston, Cameron Stewart, Steve Pugh, Mark Buckingham, Paul Pope, Judd Winick, Kevin Maguire, Chris Sprouse, David Lloyd, Liam Sharpe, Michael William Kaluta, Justiniano, Yanick Paquette & Prentis Rollins, and Garry Leach (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released October 2004

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202179

Synopsis from publisher:

TALES OF HUMAN WASTE completes the TRANSMETROPOLITAN library, collecting the two Prestige-format one-shots TRANSMETROPOLITAN: I HATE IT HERE and TRANSMETROPOLITAN: FILTH OF THE CITY, as well as the 8-page Christmas story from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE 2. Written by Warren Ellis, this collection features a host of one and two-page pieces from comics’ finest artists illustrating excerpts from the Word columns of crazed outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem.

Notes:

This publication is the eleventh and final in a series reprinting the comic book series Transmetropolitan and various spin-offs. All material in this publication was written by Warren Ellis.

Transmetropolitan: I Hate It Here features illustrations by John Cassaday, James Romberger, Gary Erskine, Phil Jimenez, Lea Hernandez, Dave Johnson, J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray, John Higgins, Marcelo Frusin, D’Israeli, Cliff Chiang, Rodney Ramos, Frank Teran, Amanda Conner, Cully Hamner, Tony Harris & Jim Royal, Eduardo Risso, Glenn Fabry, Steve Dillon, Bryan Talbot, Dave Taylor, Tim Bradstreet, Danijel Zezelj, David Mack, Paul Gulacy, Igor Kordey, Brian Wood, Colleen Doran, Javier Pulido, Jamie Tolagson, Jimmy Palmiotti, and John McCrea.

Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City features illustrations by Matt Howarth, Michael Avon Oeming, Jacen Burrows, Phil Winslade, Steve Lieber, Jill Thompson, Brian Michael Bendis, Carla Speed McNeil, Eric Shanower, J. Scott Campbell & Richard Friend, Rodney Ramos, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alex Maleev, Klaus Janson, Guy Davis, Brandon Graham, Darick Robertson, Chris Weston, Cameron Stewart, Steve Pugh, Mark Buckingham, Paul Pope, Judd Winick, Kevin Maguire, Chris Sprouse & Prentis Rollins, David Lloyd, Liam Sharpe, Michael William Kaluta, Justiniano, Yanick Paquette & Prentis Rollins, and Garry Leach.

The 8-page story from Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #2, illustrated by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos, was previously collected in Transmetropolitan Vol. 3: Year of the Bastard.

Reprints:

  1. Transmetropolitan: I Hate It Here (2000)
  2. Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City (2001)
  3. Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #2 (1999) [Transmetropolitan story only]

V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta
By Alan Moore (writer) and David Lloyd with Tony Weare, Steve Whitaker and Siobhan Dodds (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released 1990; hard cover edition originally released November, 2005

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Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 0930289528

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Cover price: $29.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401207928

Synopsis from publisher for soft cover edition:
A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It’s a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.

Synopsis from publisher for hard cover edition:
One of the accomplishments that cemented Alan Moore’s reputation — now a major motion picture — returns in a stunning new edition. A terrifying portrait of totalitarianism and resistance superbly illustrated by artist David Lloyd, this edition includes everything from the VERTIGO trade paperback as well as a new 8-page section featuring early sketches and art by Lloyd.

Notes:

This publication reprints the V For Vendetta stories only from the Warrior anthology comic book series originally published by Quality Communications. The Warrior anthology was prematurely canceled. In 1988, DC Comics printed colored versions of the Warrior stories, and also concluded the story in the V For Vendetta comic book series. The colorized versions are contained in this publication. All material in this publication was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd with colors by Lloyd, Steve Whitacker and Siobhan Dodd. Additional art for three chapters was supplied by Tony Weare.

Reprints:

  1. V For Vendetta #1 (1988) [contains colorized versions of Warrior #1 (1982), Warrior #2 (1982), Warrior #3 (1982), Warrior #4 (1982)]
  2. V For Vendetta #2 (1988) [contains colorized versions of Warrior #5 (1982), Warrior #6 (1982), Warrior #7 (1982), Warrior #8 (1982)]
  3. V For Vendetta #3 (1988) [contains colorized versions of Warrior #9 (1983), Warrior #10 (1983), Warrior #11 (1983)]
  4. V For Vendetta #4 (1988) [contains colorized versions of Warrior #12 (1983), Warrior #13 (1983), Warrior #14 (1983), Warrior #15 (1983)]
  5. V For Vendetta #5 (1989) [contains colorized versions of Warrior #16 (1983), Warrior #18 (1984), Warrior #19 (1984), Warrior #21 (1984)]
  6. V For Vendetta #6 (1989) [contains colorized versions of Warrior #22 (1984), Warrior #23 (1984), Warrior #24 (1984), Warrior #25 (1984)]
  7. V For Vendetta #7 (1989) [contains colorized versions of Warrior #5 (1982) [second V For Vendetta story], Warrior #20 (1984), Warrior #26 (1984)]
  8. V For Vendetta #8 (1989)
  9. V For Vendetta #9 (1989)
  10. V For Vendetta #10 (1989)

Bonus Material:

  1. Foreword by David Lloyd
  2. Introduction by Alan Moore
  3. Sketches and artwork by David Lloyd [hard cover edition only]

John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts

John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts
By Jamie Delano, Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Michael Bonner (writers), David Lloyd, Sean Phillips, Richard Piers Rayner, and Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released February 2005

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202403

Synopsis from publisher:
To help celebrate the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine in theaters in February, this January sees the release of this special trade paperback collection showcasing this enduring icon of horror and magic! RARE CUTS is a treat for longtime readers and newcomers alike, assembling six issues of JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER that have never before been collected. Created by some of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers and artists in comics, the issues featured include: #11, which relates the horrifying events of Newcastle, 1978, that ended with an innocent girl’s soul condemned to Hell and Constantine confined to an asylum; #25-26, in which new weapons testing goes awry and looses terrible psychic impulses upon a dying northern town; #35, which tells a tale of Constantine’s roughand – tumble childhood and the beginnings of his unique skills; #56, an object lesson in the perils of narcissism and doing deals with demons; and #84, which reveals the origin of Constantine’s friendship with his best mate Chas. Also included in this trade paperback are informative pages from VERTIGO Secret Files: HELLBLAZER #1.

Notes:
This collection of the Hellblazer comic book series is formatted as an anthology. It reprints various issues from the first six years of the series, as well as supplemental source book style material from 2000. Issue #11 is by writer Jamie Delano and artist Richard Piers Rayner. It was originally published in 1988 and was again reprinted in 2007 for the Hellblazer: The Devil You Know publication. Issues #25 and 26, both from 1990, were created by writer Grant Morrison and artist David Lloyd. Issue #35 was also first released in 1990. The issue was written by Delano and illustrated by Sean Phillips. 1992’s issue #56 was written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Lloyd. The final story, issue #84, was originally published in 1994 and was created by Delano and Phillips. There is also select material from Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer #1, which was released in 2000. Michael Bonner wrote the profiles. The cover to this publication was painted by Tim Bradstreet.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #11 (1988)
  2. Hellblazer #25 (1990)
  3. Hellblazer #26 (1990)
  4. Hellblazer #35 (1990)
  5. Hellblazer #56 (1992)
  6. Hellblazer #84 (1994)
  7. Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer #1 (2000)

Hellblazer: The Devil You Know

Hellblazer: The Devil You Know
By Jamie Delano (writer), Richard Piers Rayner, Bryan Talbot, David Lloyd, Glenn Fabry, Dean Motter and Mark Buckingham with Mike Hoffman (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released May 2007

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401212697

Synopsis from publisher:
This volume features some of Constantine’s earliest adventures by writer Jamie Delano, including his first victory in the long war with the demon Nergal and an encounter with a strange woman who is the embodiment of the world’s horrors, painted by V FOR VENDETTA co-creator David Lloyd.

Notes:
The second collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the second collection of Jamie Delano’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Jamie Delano. Issues #10 through 13 were illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner and Mark Buckingham. Mike Hoffman contributed additional artwork for issue #13. Hellblazer Annual #1 was handled by artist Bryan Talbot, with a sequence by Dean Motter. The publication also includes the 2-issue Hellblazer mini-series The Horrorist by Delano and artist David Lloyd. It was originally published in 1995. The cover to this publication was painted by Glenn Fabry and originally appeared in 1994 as the cover to Hellblazer #81.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #10 (1988)
  2. Hellblazer #11 (1988)
  3. Hellblazer #12 (1988)
  4. Hellblazer #13 (1989)
  5. Hellblazer Annual #1 (1989)
  6. The Horrorist #1 (1995)
  7. The Horrorist #2 (1996)