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Scene of the Crime: A Little Piece of Goodnight

Scene of the Crime: A Little Piece of Goodnight
By Ed Brubaker (writer) and Michael Lark with Sean Phillips (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released May 2000

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563896702

Synopsis from publisher:

In this fast-paced, gritty murder mystery, Jack Herriman, a young private detective burdened with a checkered past, looks to begin his rebirth by taking on a simple missing persons case. But when the woman he is searching for turns up dead, the flawed detective delves into her family’s past and uncovers a Pandora’s box of dark secrets. Now struggling with the reemergence of his own issues of guilt and rage, Jack must navigate through a labyrinth of adultery, betrayal, and vengeance to piece together the buried truth of the past and discover the real identity of the killer.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book mini-series Scene of the Crime. All material in this publication was written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Michael Lark and Sean Phillips.

Reprints:

  1. Scene of the Crime #1 (1999)
  2. Scene of the Crime #2 (1999)
  3. Scene of the Crime #3 (1999)
  4. Scene of the Crime #4 (1999)
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Terminal City

Terminal City
By Dean Motter (writer) and Michael Lark with Mark Chiarello (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 1997

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563893916

Synopsis from publisher:

A futuristic society of robots and flying cars, Terminal City is a utopian metropolis that has fallen apart. Lorded over by corrupt officials and merciless gangsters, the city has become a haven for lost dreams and broken spirits. But when an amnesiac chained to a mysterious briefcase suddenly appears at the city’s lavish hotel, an assortment of oddball characters receive a second chance for redemption. Now as a former daredevil, a retired boxer, and a forgotten actor each look to reclaim control of their lives, they become entangled in a lavish plot of corruption, betrayals, and legendary crown jewels that will either be their salvation or damnation.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book mini-series Terminal City. All material in this publication was written by Dean Motter and illustrated by Michael Lark. The cover was painted by Mark Chiarello.

A five-issue sequel titled Terminal City: Aerial Graffiti was released in 1997 but has yet to be collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. Terminal City #1 (1996)
  2. Terminal City #2 (1996)
  3. Terminal City #3 (1996)
  4. Terminal City #4 (1996)
  5. Terminal City #5 (1996)
  6. Terminal City #6 (1996)
  7. Terminal City #7 (1997)
  8. Terminal City #8 (1997)
  9. Terminal City #9 (1997)

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. 5: Counting to None

The Invisibles Vol. 5: Counting to None
By Grant Morrison (writer), Phil Jimenez and John Stokes with Michael Lark, Chris Weston, Ray Kryssing, Philip Bond, Marc Hempel, Keith Aiken, Glyn Dillon and Brian Bolland (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released March 1999

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563894890

Synopsis from publisher:
The exploits of the secret society of anarchists continue. This collection includes the groundbreaking stories “Time Machine Go,” “Sensitive Criminals,” “American Death Camp,”and “And We’re All Police Men.”

Notes:

This is the second publication collecting the second The Invisibles comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Phil Jimenez and John Stokes, except for issue #6, which was illustrated by Jimenez & Marc Hempel as well as Michael Lark & Keith Aiken, and the story from Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #1, which was illustrated by Philip Bond and Glyn Dillon. Issue #9 had additional artwork by Chris Weston. Issue #11 had additional artwork by Ray Kryssing. The cover was painted by Brian Bolland.

Reprints:

  1. The Invisibles #5 (1997)
  2. The Invisibles #6 (1997)
  3. The Invisibles #7 (1997)
  4. The Invisibles #8 (1997)
  5. The Invisibles #9 (1997)
  6. The Invisibles #10 (1997)
  7. The Invisibles #11 (1997)
  8. The Invisibles #12 (1998)
  9. The Invisibles #13 (1998)
  10. Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #1 (1998)