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Human Target Vol. 1: Strike Zones

Human Target Vol. 1: Strike Zones
By Peter Milligan (writer) and Javier Pulido (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released May 2004

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $9.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202098

Synopsis from publisher:

A new soft cover collecting the first five issues of the acclaimed series. Christopher Chance has left L.A. for New York City, but his strange career as a professional assassin decoy continues to blur the boundaries between illusion and reality, leaving him ever more uncertain about who he really is — and how much that really matters.

Notes:

This publication is the third in a series reprinting various Human Target comic books. This is the first installment of the first Human Target ongoing series. All material in this publication was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Javier Pulido.

Reprints:

  1. Human Target #1 (2003)
  2. Human Target #2 (2003)
  3. Human Target #3 (2003)
  4. Human Target #4 (2004)
  5. Human Target #5 (2004)
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Human Target: Final Cut

Human Target: Final Cut
By Peter Milligan (writer) and Javier Pulido (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released June 2002

Soft cover edition:
Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563899043

Hard cover edition:
Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $29.95
Format: hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563898896

Synopsis from publisher:

In the psychological thriller HUMAN TARGET: FINAL CUT, Christopher Chance, a unique bodyguard that assumes the identity of the person that he is protecting, finds himself caught in a tangled web of Hollywood deceit, drugs and duplicity. While posing as an elderly film actor, the Human Target successfully takes down and kills the man who has been extorting aging thespians. But when Chance learns that the extortionist has also kidnapped a child actor, the master of disguise must impersonate his dead victim in order to find the boy before he dies of starvation. Entering into a world of veiled loyalties and shattered dreams, Chance looks to have taken on his final role as he slips dangerously deep into his fake identity and begins to lose his own sense of self. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.

Notes:

This publication is the second in a series of various Human Target comic books. This is the original graphic novel Human Target: Final Cut. All material in this publication was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Javier Pulido.

Reprints: N/A

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

Availability: Amazon.com
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]

Hellblazer: Setting Sun

Hellblazer: Setting Sun
By Warren Ellis (writer), Tim Bradstreet, Frank Teran, Marcelo Frusin, Javier Pulido, and James Romberger (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released October 2004

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202454

Synopsis from publisher:
This new trade paperback features five bone-chilling tales of horror, magic, loss and regret with art by five world-class illustrators, originally presented in HELLBLAZER #140-143, the last four issues of Warren Ellis’s run on the book.

Notes:
This is the thirteenth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. All reprinted material was written by Warren Ellis. Each issue was illustrated by a different artist: Frank Teran (issue #140), Tim Bradstreet (#141), Javier Pulido (first story from issue #142), James Romberger (second story from issue #142), and Marcelo Frusin (issue #143). The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used for the cover to issue #140.
This collects the second half of Warren Ellis’s run on the series. Not collected are Hellblazer #144 and #145 by writer Darko Macan and Gary Erskine, a two-part story commissioned after Ellis exited early from the series due to frustrations with editorial decisions by DC Comics. Allegedly, Ellis had written a story for issue #144 that addressed gun violence in America, but following the Columbine High School disaster of April 1999, decision-makers at DC Comics felt uneasy about releasing it. A censored version of the script did not meet Ellis’ satisfaction and he terminated his contract on the series. Macan and Erskine were then hired to fill in while a new creative team was found. These two issues, along with Ellis’ never-published “lost issue,” have never been collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #140 (1999)
  2. Hellblazer #141 (1999)
  3. Hellblazer #142 (1999)
  4. Hellblazer #143 (1999)