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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

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]
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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)

The Invisibles Vol. 2: Apocalipstick

The Invisibles Vol. 2: Apocalipstick
By Grant Morrison (writer), Jill Thompson, Chris Weston, John Ridgway, Steve Parkhouse, Paul Johnson with Dennis Cramer, Phil Lasorda and Brian Bolland (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 2001

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563897024

Synopsis from publisher:
In the second volume of this series of action and intrigue, the Invisibles, including new recruit Dane McGowan, try to prepare as the Conspiracy’s shock troops launch their greatest direct attack on them ever. And as this hidden war between authority and anarchy continues, the origin of Lord Fanny, the transvestite shaman who can call down the Earth’s most ancient and terrifying magic, is finally revealed. But as conspiracies and hidden truths create a labyrinth of deception and distrust, even the power of this she-man shaman may not be enough to keep the Invisibles alive to fight another day.

Notes:

This is the second publication collecting the first The Invisibles comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Grant Morrison. Jill Thompson and Dennis Cramer illustrated issue #9. Chris Weston illustrated issue #10. John Ridgway illustrated issue #11. Steve Parkhouse illustrated issue #12. Jill Thompson and Phil Lasorda illustrated issues #13, #14 and #15. Paul Johnson illustrated issue #16. The cover was painted by Brian Bolland.

Reprints:

  1. The Invisibles #9 (1995)
  2. The Invisibles #10 (1995)
  3. The Invisibles #11 (1995)
  4. The Invisibles #12 (1995)
  5. The Invisibles #13 (1995)
  6. The Invisibles #14 (1995)
  7. The Invisibles #15 (1995)
  8. The Invisibles #16 (1996)

The Invisibles Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution

The Invisibles Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution
By Grant Morrison (writer), Steve Yeowell and Jill Thompson with Dennis Cramer and Brian Bolland (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released June 1996

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563892677

Synopsis from publisher:
Throughout history, a secret society called the Invisibles, who count among their number Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, work against the forces of order that seek to repress humanity’s growth. In this first collection, the Invisibles latest recruit, a teenage lout from the streets of London, must survive a bizarre, mind-altering training course before being projected into the past to help enlist the Marquis de Sade.

Notes:

This is the first publication collecting the first The Invisibles comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Grant Morrison. Steve Yeowell illustrated the first four issues. Jill Thompson and Dennis Cramer illustrated the second four issues. The cover was painted by Brian Bolland.

Reprints:

  1. The Invisibles #1 (1994)
  2. The Invisibles #2 (1994)
  3. The Invisibles #3 (1994)
  4. The Invisibles #4 (1994)
  5. The Invisibles #5 (1995)
  6. The Invisibles #6 (1995)
  7. The Invisibles #7 (1995)
  8. The Invisibles #8 (1995)

The Books of Magic Vol. 7: Death After Death

The Books of Magic Vol. 7: Death After Death
By John Ney Rieber (writer), Peter Gross and Jill Thompson with Temujin, Richard Case and Michael Wm. Kaluta (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2001

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563897407

Synopsis from publisher:
Since learning that he would become a wizard of infinite power, young Tim Hunter has been cursed with a life of loss and death. Tired of the misery that has become his adolescence, the fourteen year-old mage releases all of his magic unto the universe. But as a war between Heaven and Hell erupts over the newly released power, Tim learns that his impulsive action may lead to the end of all Creation. Now the completely powerless sorcerer must find a way to outmaneuver and manipulate an assortment of angels, demons, and deities in order to regain his magic or watch as all of existence ceases to be.

Notes:

This is the eighth publication collecting The Books of Magic series of comic books. All material in this publication was written by John Ney Rieber and illustrated by Peter Gross. Jill Thompson illustrated issue #42. Temujin provided inks for issues #46 to #49. Richard Case provided additional inks for issue #48. The cover was painted by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

The Books of Magic comic book series continued on until issue #75 in 2000. With issue #51, Peter Gross took over the series as writer and artist, with Temujin frequently providing inks. Additional art was provided by Linda Medley for issue #55, Ryan Kelly for issue #62 and #68, Michael Lark also for issue #68. Issue #63 had a temporary team of writer Peter Hogan and artist Gary Amaro. Vince Locke inked issue #69. Ryan Kelly inked issue #70. Jon Ridgway illustrated issue #72. These issues have yet to be reprinted or collected.

In late 1997, while The Books of Magic comic book series was still running, a 2-issue cross-over mini-series titled Hellblazer / The Books of Magic was released. These issues have yet to be reprinted or collected.

In 2004, a new series was released called The Books of Magic: Life During Wartime, which has been partially reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. The Books of Magic #42 (1997)
  2. The Books of Magic #43 (1997)
  3. The Books of Magic #44 (1998)
  4. The Books of Magic #45 (1998)
  5. The Books of Magic #46 (1998)
  6. The Books of Magic #47 (1998)
  7. The Books of Magic #48 (1998)
  8. The Books of Magic #49 (1998)
  9. The Books of Magic #50 (1998)

The Dead Boy Detectives

The Dead Boy Detectives
By Jill Thompson (writer/artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $9.99
Format: Soft cover, black & white, digest-size
ISBN 1401203132

Synopsis from publisher:
Neil Gaiman’s inimitable sleuths from THE SANDMAN: SEASON OF MISTS star in their own Manga Digest.

THE DEAD BOY DETECTIVES, guest-starring Death of the Endless, is brought to life by award-winning artist Jill Thompson (THE SANDMAN: BRIEF LIVES, Scary Godmother). Based on the overwhelming success of her first Manga Digest, DEATH: AT DEATH’S DOOR, Thompson has crafted an amazing original mystery that will appeal to both SANDMAN fans and shojou Manga enthusiasts.

Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, the dead British teenagers who are always on the run from Death, travel stateside to solve a missing persons case. Our intrepid heroes have been contacted by young Annika Abernathy, a student at a posh International Academy in Chicago. It seems that Annika’s best friend has vanished. For Rowland and Paine to investigate the case properly, they decide to enroll as students at the school. And since it’s an all-girls academy, the duo is forced to go undercover — in drag.

Secret passages, food fights, and far too many fashionistas abound as the Dead Boy Detectives solve the case and learn a lot about life from the precocious daughters of international ambassadors and famous rock stars.

As a bonus, this digest also features a free 8-page excerpt from DEATH: AT DEATH’S DOOR.

Notes:
This is an original graphic novel/manga written and illustrated by Jill Thompson.

Reprints: N/A

Bonus material:

  1. Excerpt of Death: At Death’s Door by Jill Thompson

The Little Endless Storybook

The Little Endless Storybook
By Jill Thompson (writer/artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released March 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $9.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401204287

Synopsis from publisher:
For years fans have demanded to see more of Jill Thompson’s Little Endless, the diminutive versions of the characters from Neil Gaiman’s award-winning series THE SANDMAN. Now those dreams are fulfilled with a new printing of the sold-out Prestige Format one-shot THE LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK in a deluxe hardcover format. The story begins once upon a time when Little Delirium was lost. Her protector and favorite puppy Barnabas searched the waking world for his tiny princess to no avail. Now, Barnabas must travel to the strange and unlikely realms of each of the Endless to see if Delirium’s siblings have seen their missing sister. Cameos by the Sandman, Desire and the other members of the Endless family make this a must-have for any Sandman enthusiast. This 56-page hardcover is written and exquisitely painted by Eisner-Award winner and fan-favorite SANDMAN artist Jill Thompson. The new material in this hardcove will include a special sketchbook section and an advance look at Thompson’s latest Manga project, THE DEADBOY DETECTIVES, scheduled for a summer 2005 release.

Notes:
This publication reprints the comic book one-shot The Little Endless Storybook. All material was written and illustrated by Jill Thompson

Reprints:

  1. The Little Endless Storybook

Bonus material:

  1. Sketchbook by Jill Thompson
  2. Preview of The Deadboy Detectives by Jill Thompson

Death: At Death’s Door

Death: At Death’s Door
By Jill Thompson (writer/artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2003

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $9.99
Format: Soft cover, gray-toned black & white, digest-size
ISBN 1563899388

Synopsis from publisher:
A manga digest, printed in black, white, and gray tones, featuring appearances by Sandman and all his siblings. In an original story that parallels the events of SANDMAN: SEASON OF MISTS, the minions of Hell end up in Death’s apartment. Sisters Delirium and Despair decide to throw a party for the dead — which quickly gets out of control. It’s up to Dream’s older sister Death to figure out how to save the day and the afterlife…not to mention the carpet.

Notes:
This publication is an original graphic novel, the third and final publication starring Death from The Sandman comic book series. All material in this publication was written and illustrated by Jill Thompson.

Reprints: N/A

Death: The Time of Your Life

Death: The Time of Your Life
By Neil Gaiman (writer), Chris Bachalo, Mark Buckingham, Mark Pennington and Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 1996

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $12.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563893339

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $24.99
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563893193

Synopsis from publisher:
Death incarnate, as defined by master storyteller Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN), is a genuinely likeable young girl with a fondness for ankhs who truly cares about people. It’s small wonder then that when a rising star of the music world wrestles with revealing her true sexual orientation just as her lover is lured into the realm of Death that Death herself should make an appearance. A practical, honest, and intelligent story that illuminates “the miracle of death.”

Notes:
This publication collects the second comic book mini-series starring Death from The Sandman comic book series. It also includes a one-shot called Death Gallery. All material reprinted in this publication was written by Neil Gaiman. Issue #1 and half of #2 were illustrated by Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham. The other half of #2 and #3 were illustrated by Buckingham and Mark Pennington. The cover was created by Dave McKean.
Artists that contributed to the Death Gallery: Art Adam, Mike Allred, Chris Bachalo, Brian Bolland, Mark Buckingham, Paul Chadwick, Geoff Darrow, Colleen Doran, Dave Gibbons, Marc Hempel, Adam Hughes, Michael William Kaluta, Vince Locke, Dave McKean, Jon J. Muth, Kevin Nowlan, Brandon Peterson, Joe Phillips, George Pratt, Joe Quesada, P. Craig Russell, Jeff Smith, Bryan Talbot, Jill Thompson, Charles Vess, Reed Waller, Kent Williams, Gahan Wilson and Michael Zulli.

Reprints:

  1. Death: The Time of Your Life #1 (1996)
  2. Death: The Time of Your Life #2 (1996)
  3. Death: The Time of Your Life #3 (1996)
  4. Death Gallery #1 (1993)

The Absolute Sandman Vol. 3

The Absolute Sandman Vol. 3
By Neil Gaiman (writer), Jill Thompson, Bryan Talbot, Michael Zulli, P. Craig Russell, Kent Williams, Alec Stevens, John Watkiss, Michael Allred, Shea Anton Pensa, Gary Amaro with Vince Locke, Dick Giordano, Mark Buckingham, Tony Harris, Steve Leialoha and Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released June 2008

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $99.00
Format: Hard cover, color, over-sized
ISBN 1401210848

Synopsis from publisher:
The third volume collecting Neil Gaiman’s seminal, award-winning series starring the Dream King in deluxe format. ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 presents several key SANDMAN tales in a slipcased hardcover edition, including “Brief Lives,” in which the Sandman’s sister Delirium prevails upon her older brother to help her find their missing sibling, Destruction. But their journey through the Waking World has dramatic repercussions for their family and also for the relationship between the Sandman and his wayward son, Orpheus. Also included is the spectacular short story “Ramadan,” a tale of a young king of ancient Baghdad and the deal he strikes with The Sandman to grant his city immortality, with spectacular illustrations by P. Craig Russell (Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Jungle Book).

Never-before-collected bonus features include pin-up pages from galleries in THE SANDMAN #50 and SANDMAN SPECIAL #1, the Desire story from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #3, THE ENDLESS GALLERY #1, script and thumbnails from THE SANDMAN #50, and a section on the Endless retail products (poster, statues, t-shirts, Little Endless and more)! Plus, an introduction by artist Jill Thompson.

Notes:
This over-sized hard cover publication is the third 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. 7: Brief Lives, The Sandman Vol. 8: Worlds’ End, and a portion of The Sandman Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (leaving out Sandman issues #29-31 and #38-39), but without those publication’s introductions.
All material reprinted in this publication was written by Neil Gaiman. Art was created by Jill Thompson and Vince Locke for issues #40 to #49. Dick Giordano provided additional inking for issue #47. Issue #50 was illustrated by P. Craig Russell. Bryan Talbot and Mark Buckingham provided framing sequences for issues #51 to #56. Alec Stevens contributed a sequence for issue #51. John Watkiss for issue #52. Michael Zulli and Dick Giordano for issue #53. Michael Allred for issue #54. Shea Anton Pensa and Vince Locke for issue #55. Gary Amaro with Dick Giordano, Tony Harris and Steve Leialoha for issue #56. Sandman Special #1 was illustrated by Bryan Talbot, P. Craig Russell and Mark Buckingham. The story from Vertigo Preview #1 was illustrated by Kent Williams. Michael Zulli illustrated the story from Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #3. The slipcase cover was created by Dave McKean.
The following artists contributed to the “Facets of Dreams” gallery from Sandman #50: Dave McKean, John Totleben, Jill Karla Schwarz, Scott McCloud, Todd McFarlane, Michael Zulli, Michael Kaluta, Craig Hamilton and Tony Harris.
The following artists contributed to the gallery from Sandman Special #1: Tom Canty, Dave McKean, Barry Windsor-Smith, P. Craig Russell, Duncan Fegredo, Simon Bisley, Kent Williams and Sergio Aragones.
The following artists contributed to the gallery from The Endless Gallery #1: Christian Alamy, Michael Allred, Thom Ang, Rick Berry, Richard Case, Greg Capullo, Howard Chaykin, Mark Chiarello, Al Davison, Shary Flenniken, Michael T. Gilbert, Rebecca Guay, Peter Kuper, Paul Lee, Ted McKeever, Linda Medley, Terry Moore, George Pratt, Jill Karla Schwarz, Alison Seiffer, Bill Sienkiewicz, Greg Spalenka, Tom Taggart, Jill Thompson, Bonnie To, John Totleben, Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh, Kent Williams and Gavin Wilson.

Reprints:

  1. Sandman #40 (1992)
  2. Sandman #41 (1992)
  3. Sandman #42 (1992)
  4. Sandman #43 (1992)
  5. Sandman #44 (1992)
  6. Sandman #45 (1993)
  7. Sandman #46 (1993)
  8. Sandman #47 (1993)
  9. Sandman #48 (1993)
  10. Sandman #49 (1993)
  11. Sandman #50 (1993)
  12. Sandman #51 (1993)
  13. Sandman #52 (1993)
  14. Sandman #53 (1993)
  15. Sandman #54 (1993)
  16. Sandman #55 (1993)
  17. Sandman #56 (1993)
  18. Sandman Special #1 (1991)
  19. Vertigo Preview #1 (1992) (7-page Sandman story only)
  20. Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #3 (2000) (10-page Desire story only)
  21. The Endless Gallery (1995)

Bonus material:

  1. Introduction by Jill Thompson
  2. Galleries from Sandman #50, Sandman Special #1 and The Endless Gallery #1
  3. Original script and thumbnails by Gaiman from Sandman #50
  4. Endless retail products (poster, statues, t-shirts, Little Endless and others)