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The Invisibles Vol. 7: The Invisible World

The Invisibles Vol. 7: The Invisible World
By Grant Morrison (writer/artist), Philip Bond, Sean Phillips and Frank Quitely with Steve Yeowell, Ashley Wood, Steve Parkhouse, Jill Thompson, John Ridgway, Rian Hughes, Paul Johnson, Michael Lark, Chris Weston, The Pander Bros., Cameron Stewart, Mark Buckingham, Dean Ormston, Warren Pleece, Jay Stephens, John Stokes and Brian Bolland (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released December 2002

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401200192

Synopsis from publisher:
For countless millennia the world has been subjected to an all-encompassing apocalyptic conspiracy. Through clandestine movements, a sinister secret organization has been creating a hypnotic state of conformity and control through their manipulation of the government, business, and entertainment industry. But from the shadows, a subversive group of anarchists called the Invisibles have opposed their plot and looked to create self-awareness and freedom through disobedience. Now with the fate of all mankind hanging in the balance, the secret freedom fighting cult make their final rebellious stand in the war of control versus chaos.

Notes:

This is the first and only publication collecting the third and final The Invisibles comic book series. The series was numbered in reverse to countdown from issue #12 to issue #1. All material in this publication was written by Grant Morrison. Philip Bond illustrated issue #12. Bond and Warren Pleece illustrated issues #11 to #9. Sean Phillips and Jay Stephens illustrated issues #8 to #5. Steve Yeowell, Ashley Wood, Steve Parkhouse, Philip Bond, Jill Thompson and John Ridgway all illustrated issue #4. Yeowell, Rian Hughes, Ridgway, Paul Johnson, Michael Lark, Thompson and Chris Weston all illustrated issue #3. Yeowell, The Pander Bros., Ridgway, Cameron Stewart, Wood, Mark Buckingham, Dean Ormston and Grant Morrison all illustrated issue #2. Frank Quitely and John Stokes illustrated issue #1. The cover was painted by Brian Bolland.

Reprints:

  1. The Invisibles #12 (1999)
  2. The Invisibles #11 (1999)
  3. The Invisibles #10 (1999)
  4. The Invisibles #9 (1999)
  5. The Invisibles #8 (1999)
  6. The Invisibles #7 (1999)
  7. The Invisibles #6 (1999)
  8. The Invisibles #5 (2000)
  9. The Invisibles #4 (2000)
  10. The Invisibles #3 (2000)
  11. The Invisibles #2 (2000)
  12. The Invisibles #1 (2000)
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The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime – Book 1

The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime – Book 1
By Si Spencer (writer), Neil Gaiman (co-plotter) and Dean Ormston with Frank Quitely (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released March 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $9.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401204880

Synopsis from publisher:
Tim Hunter returns in this first collection of his new title, collecting the initial story arc from issues #1-5 as co-plotted by Neil Gaiman. This new take on the Hunter is loaded with dystopian undercurrents and psychological horror.

Notes:

This is the ninth publication collecting The Books of Magic series of comic books, specifically collecting the first issues of The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Si Spencer, with additional plotting by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Dean Ormston. The cover was painted by Frank Quitely.

The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime continued until issue #15. Spencer, Gaiman and Ormston remained on as the creative team. Duncan Fegredo illustrated issues #6 and #10. Steve Yeowell provided additional artwork for issues #11 and #12. These issues have yet to be collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #1 (2004)
  2. The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #2 (2004)
  3. The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #3 (2004)
  4. The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #4 (2004)
  5. The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #5 (2005)

Lucifer Vol. 11: Evensong

Lucifer Vol. 11: Evensong
By Mike Carey (writer), Peter Gross, Jon J. Muth, Zander Cannon and Dean Ormston with Ryan Kelly, Aaron Alexovich, Big Time Attic (Kevin Cannon and Shad Petosky) and Christopher Moeller (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2007

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 140121200X

Synopsis from publisher:
The saga of Lucifer Morningstar comes to a close in EVENSONG, collecting LUCIFER #70-75. In the aftermath of the universe-shaking battle in Heaven, Lucifer and his cohorts return to pick up their lives and tie up their loose ends. As a special bonus, EVENSONG also includes the Prestige-format one-shot LUCIFER: NIRVANA, gorgeously painted by Jon J Muth.

Notes:
This publication is the eleventh and final collection of the comic book series Lucifer. It also collects the comic book Lucifer: Nirvana. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey. Issue #70 was illustrated by Zander Cannon and Big Time Attic (an art studio consisting of Zander Cannon, Kevin Cannon and Shad Petosky). Issues #71 and #72 were illustrated by Peter Gross and Aaron Alexovich. Issue #73 was illustrated by Dean Ormston. Issues #74 and #75 were illustrated by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly. Lucifer: Nirvana was illustrated by Jon J. Muth. The cover painted by Christopher Moeller was originally used as the cover to issue #75.

Reprints:

  1. Lucifer #70 (2006)
  2. Lucifer #71 (2006)
  3. Lucifer #72 (2006)
  4. Lucifer #73 (2006)
  5. Lucifer #74 (2006)
  6. Lucifer #75 (2006)
  7. Lucifer: Nirvana (2002)

Lucifer Vol. 6: Mansions of the Silence

Lucifer Vol. 6: Mansions of the Silence
By Mike Carey (writer), Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, Dean Ormston and David Hahn with Christopher Moeller (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released October 2004

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202497

Synopsis from publisher:
The sixth collection of the hit series from the world of THE SANDMAN, reprinting issues #36-41. The strange crew of Lucifer Morningstar voyages on a ship made of dead men’s nails in search of the soul of Elaine Belloc, the daughter of the Archangel Michael and the girl who gave her life to save Lucifer’s.

Notes:
This publication is the sixth collection of the comic book series Lucifer. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly, and Dean Ormston, except for issue #41, which was illustrated by David Hahn. The cover by Christopher Moeller was originally used as the cover for issue #37.

Reprints:

  1. Lucifer #36 (2002)
  2. Lucifer #37 (2002)
  3. Lucifer #38 (2002)
  4. Lucifer #39 (2003)
  5. Lucifer #40 (2003)
  6. Lucifer #41 (2003)

Lucifer Vol. 5: Inferno

Lucifer Vol. 5: Inferno
By Mike Carey (writer), Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, Dean Ormston with Craig Hamilton and Christopher Moeller (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released February 2004

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202101

Synopsis from publisher:
Lucifer Morningstar returns to Hell in this fifth collection of the acclaimed LUCIFER series, reprinting issues #29-35. Still weak, with most of his power locked in the feathers stolen by Susano-O-No-Mikoto, Lucifer must now face the challenge of single combat to the death with his brother, the angel of the Host Amenadiel. But as Mazikeen hunts for Susano and Lucifer plans his strategy, angels and devils alike are plotting for his defeat even before the challenge has begun!

Notes:
This publication is the fifth collection of the comic book series Lucifer. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly, except for issue #30, which was illustrated by Gross and Craig Hamilton, and #33, which was illustrated by Dean Ormston. The cover was painted by Christopher Moeller and was originally used as the cover for issue #31.

Reprints:

  1. Lucifer #29 (2002)
  2. Lucifer #30 (2002)
  3. Lucifer #31 (2002)
  4. Lucifer #32 (2003)
  5. Lucifer #33 (2003)
  6. Lucifer #34 (2003)
  7. Lucifer #35 (2003)

Lucifer Vol. 4: The Divine Comedy

Lucifer Vol. 4: The Divine Comedy
By Mike Carey (writer), Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly and Dean Ormston with Christopher Moeller (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 2003

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $17.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401200095

Synopsis from publisher:
Reprinting LUCIFER #21-28, the 192-page THE DIVINE COMEDY finds Lucifer Morningstar continuing work on his magnum opus — a new universe outside of the strictures of our own.

Notes:
This publication is the fourth collection of the comic book series Lucifer. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly, except for issues #24 and #28, which were illustrated by Dean Ormston. The cover was painted by Christopher Moeller and was originally used as the cover for issue #21.

Reprints:

  1. Lucifer #21 (2002)
  2. Lucifer #22 (2002)
  3. Lucifer #23 (2002)
  4. Lucifer #24 (2002)
  5. Lucifer #25 (2002)
  6. Lucifer #26 (2002)
  7. Lucifer #27 (2002)
  8. Lucifer #28 (2002)

Lucifer Vol. 3: A Dalliance with the Damned

Lucifer Vol. 3: A Dalliance with the Damned
By Mike Carey (writer), Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly and Dean Ormston with Christopher Moeller (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released August 2002

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563898926

Synopsis from publisher:
LUCIFER, A DALLIANCE WITH THE DAMNED finds the Lightbringer hard at work on a New Creation – outside the bounds of any authority but his own, complete with a new pair of inhabitants for a new Garden of Eden. But as he tries his hand at universe-building, back on Earth (and in Hell) schemes and betrayals continue to grow. Reprints LUCIFER #14-20.

Notes:
This publication is the third collection of the comic book series Lucifer. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly, except for issues #14 and #20, which were illustrated by Dean Ormston. Issue #18 featured additional artwork by Ormston. The cover was painted by Christopher Moeller and was originally used as the cover for issue #16.

Reprints:

  1. Lucifer #14 (2001)
  2. Lucifer #15 (2001)
  3. Lucifer #16 (2001)
  4. Lucifer #17 (2001)
  5. Lucifer #18 (2001)
  6. Lucifer #19 (2001)
  7. Lucifer #20 (2002)

Lucifer Vol. 2: Children and Monsters

Lucifer Vol. 2: Children and Monsters
By Mike Carey (writer), Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly and Dean Ormston with Duncan Fegredo (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2002

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563898004

Synopsis from publisher:
Picking up where LUCIFER: DEVIL IN THE GATEWAY ends, this trade paperback has Lucifer continuing his plans for a new revolution as he attempts to reclaim his wings from a hell not his own. And as this mission ends, Heaven, Hell and Earth all quickly feel the repercussions. Suddenly old enemies and allies such as the cabaret star Jill Presto, the hybrid angel Elaine Belloc, and the living Tarot deck known as the Basanos cross paths with Lucifer as he draws closer to the apocalyptic showdown that he desires and its resultant new chapter in the history of creation.

Notes:
This publication is the second collection of the comic book series Lucifer. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly, except for issue #9, which was illustrated by Dean Ormston. Issue #12 featured additional artwork by Ormston. The cover was created by Duncan Fegredo and was originally used as the cover for issue #13.

Reprints:

  1. Lucifer #5 (2000)
  2. Lucifer #6 (2000)
  3. Lucifer #7 (2000)
  4. Lucifer #8 (2001)
  5. Lucifer #9 (2001)
  6. Lucifer #10 (2001)
  7. Lucifer #11 (2001)
  8. Lucifer #12 (2001)
  9. Lucifer #13 (2001)

Lucifer Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway

Lucifer Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway
By Mike Carey (writer), Scott Hampton, Chris Weston and Warren Pleece with James Hodgkins, Dean Ormston and Duncan Fegredo (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released June 2001

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563897334

Synopsis from publisher:
From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Lucifer Morningstar, the former Lord of Hell, is unexpectedly called back into action when he receives a mission from Heaven. Given free reign to use any means necessary, Lucifer is promised a prize of his own choosing if he fulfills this holy request. But once he completes his mission, the Prince of Darkness’ demand shakes the foundation of Heaven and Hell. Now as his enemies unite to stop his reemergence, Lucifer gathers his forces as he prepares to launch his new revolution.

Notes:
This publication collects the comic book mini-series The Sandman Presents: Lucifer, and is also the first collection of the comic book series Lucifer. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey. The Sandman Presents: Lucifer issues #1 to #3 were illustrated by Scott Hampton. Lucifer issues #1 to #3 were illustrated by Chris Weston with additional inking by James Hodgkins. Lucifer #4 was illustrated by Warren Pleece and Dean Ormston. The cover was created by Duncan Fegredo and is an altered version of the covers originally used for issues #2 and #4.

Reprints:

  1. The Sandman Presents: Lucifer #1 (1999)
  2. The Sandman Presents: Lucifer #2 (1999)
  3. The Sandman Presents: Lucifer #3 (1999)
  4. Lucifer #1 (2000)
  5. Lucifer #2 (2000)
  6. Lucifer #3 (2000)
  7. Lucifer #4 (2000)

Bonus Material:

  1. Foreword by Neil Gaiman

The Absolute Sandman Vol. 4

The Absolute Sandman Vol. 4
By Neil Gaiman (writer), Marc Hempel, Michael Zulli, Charles Vess, Teddy Kristiansen, Kevin Nowlan, Glyn Dillon, Dean Ormston and Jon J. Muth with D’Israeli, Richard Case and Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2008

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $99.00
Format: Hard cover, color, over-sized
ISBN 1401210856

Synopsis from publisher:
This final volume includes behind-the-scenes extras plus issues #57-75 and a story from VERTIGO JAM #1. Don’t miss the end of what Playboy called “a modern myth, as well as a précis on why the stories we tell matter so much“.

Notes:
This over-sized hard cover publication is the fourth and final in this series, reprinting the next seventeen issues of the second Sandman comic book series. It is essentially a recolored or “remastered” version of the contents of The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones and The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake, but without those publications’ introductions.
All material reprinted in this publication was written by Neil Gaiman. Art was created by Marc Hempel for issues #57 to #61, #63 and #65 to 69. Inked art was provided by D’Israeli for issues #58 to #61 and Richard Case for issues #65 to #68. Issue #62 was drawn by Glyn Dillon, Dean Ormston, Charles Vess and D’Israeli. Teddy Kristiansen illustrated issue #64. Michael Zulli illustrated issues #70 to 73, as well as the 3-page sequence originally published in The Dreaming #8. The art for issue #74 was by Jon J. Muth and #75 by Charles Vess. The story from Vertigo Jam #1 was illustrated by Kevin Nowlan. The slipcase cover was created by Dave McKean.
This publication also includes 3 “lost” pages that were first printed in The Dreaming #8. The sequence takes place after page 16 of Sandman #72 but is printed in the correct sequence in this publication.

Reprints:

  1. Sandman #57 (1994)
  2. Sandman #58 (1994)
  3. Sandman #59 (1994)
  4. Sandman #60 (1994)
  5. Sandman #61 (1994)
  6. Sandman #62 (1994)
  7. Sandman #63 (1994)
  8. Sandman #64 (1994)
  9. Sandman #65 (1994)
  10. Sandman #66 (1995)
  11. Sandman #67 (1995)
  12. Sandman #68 (1995)
  13. Sandman #69 (1995)
  14. Sandman #70 (1995)
  15. Sandman #71 (1995)
  16. Sandman #72 (1995)
  17. The Dreaming #8 (1997) (3-page “lost” Sandman sequence only)
  18. Sandman #73 (1995)
  19. Sandman #74 (1996)
  20. Sandman #75 (1996)
  21. Vertigo Jam #1 (1993)