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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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Showcase Presents: House of Secrets Vol. 1

Showcase Presents: House of Secrets Vol. 1
By Mike Friedrich, Gerry Conway, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Steve Skeates, John Costanza, Robert Kanigher, Raymond Marais, Jack Oleck, Mark Evanier, Jack Kirby, Joe Orlando, Virgil North, Sergio Aragonés, Lore Shoberg, John Albano, Mark Hanerfeld (writers), Jerry Grandenetti, Jack Sparling, Bill Draut, Werner Roth, Dick Giordano, Dick Dillin, Alex Toth, Mike Royer, Sid Greene, Don Heck, Ralph Reese, John Costanza, Gil Kane, George Tuska, Gray Morrow, Ross Andru, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Rich Buckler, Wally Wood, Sam Glanzman, Murphy Anderson, Bernie Wrightson, Alan Lee Weiss, Jim Aparo, Sergio Aragonés, Jack Abel, Nick Cardy, Lore Shoberg, Tony DeZuniga, George Roussos, Bernard Baily, Joe Maneely, Nestor Redondo, Bill Ely, John Prentice, Ralph Mayo, José Delbo, Mike Roy, Adolfo Buylla and Neal Adams (artists)
Published by DC Comics
Originally released August 2008

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $16.99
Format: Soft cover, black & white, standard-size
ISBN 1401218180

Synopsis from publisher:

More than 500 pages of mystery tales from the pages of THE HOUSE OF SECRETS #81-98 (1969-1972)!

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book series The House of Secrets. The comic was a horror-themed anthology, and so used a variety of creators on each issue. 

The first 80 issues of the series have yet to be reprinted or collected. Following the issues reprinted in this publication, the series continued until issue #154 in 1978. Those issues have yet to be reprinted or collected.

Reprints:

  1. House of Secrets #81 (1969)
  2. House of Secrets #82 (1969)
  3. House of Secrets #83 (1969/1970)
  4. House of Secrets #84 (1970)
  5. House of Secrets #85 (1970)
  6. House of Secrets #86 (1970)
  7. House of Secrets #87 (1970)
  8. House of Secrets #88 (1970)
  9. House of Secrets #89 (1970/1971)
  10. House of Secrets #90 (1971)
  11. House of Secrets #91 (1971)
  12. House of Secrets #92 (1971)
  13. House of Secrets #93 (1971)
  14. House of Secrets #94 (1971)
  15. House of Secrets #95 (1971/1972)
  16. House of Secrets #96 (1972)
  17. House of Secrets #97 (1972)
  18. House of Secrets #98 (1972)

Witchcraft

Witchcraft
By James Robinson (writer), Teddy Kristiansen, Peter Snejbjerg, Michael Zulli and Steve Yeowell with Michael Wm. Kaluta (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 1996

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389274X

Synopsis from publisher:
When a group of barbarians brutally slaughter and rape a coven of their followers, Mildred, Morganna, and Cynthia, the three dark witches of ancient Greece, unleash a centuries-spanning maelstrom of vengeance. Resurrecting their slain priestess over and over again, the Three Witches aid their faithful servant in her endless mission of revenge against the reincarnation of the barbarian chief. But after bloody and horrific encounters in the Middle Ages and the Victorian Era, the vicious cycle of death and rebirth comes to an end as killer and victim meet for one final, fateful confrontation in the 1990s.

Notes:

This publication reprints the Witchcraft comic book mini-series. All material in this publication was written by James Robinson and illustrated by Teddy Kristiansen. Each issue also features additional artwork by a different artist. The first issue includes a sequence by Peter Snejbjerg, the second by Michael Zulli and the third by Steve Yeowell. The cover is painted by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

There was a sequel Witchcraft mini-series called Witchcraft: La Terreur. The 3-part mini-series was written by James Robinson and illustrated by Michael Zulli and Vince Locke. Michael Wm. Kaluta also returned as cover artist. These issues have yet to be reprinted or collected.

Reprints:

  1. Witchcraft #1 (1994)
  2. Witchcraft #2 (1994)
  3. Witchcraft #3 (1994

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 Books of Magic Vol. 6: The Burning Girl

The Books of Magic Vol. 6: The Burning Girl
By John Ney Rieber (writer), Peter Snejbjerg and Peter Gross with Michael Wm. Kaluta (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2000

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $17.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563896192

Synopsis from publisher:
An adolescent boy with unimaginable power, Tim Hunter is destined to become the greatest magic wielder of all time. But after a mystical adventure traps the young wizard in the mythical land of Faerie, he finds himself caught up in the alternate realm’s war with Hell. Now in order to save himself and the inhabitants of Faerie from an impending holocaust, the reactionary sorcerer must free his girlfriend from his jealous mother’s curse while simultaneously warding off the legions of the underworld.

Notes:

This is the seventh 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 Snejbjerg. Peter Gross illustrated issues #39, #40 and #41. The cover was painted by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

Reprints:

  1. The Books of Magic #33 (1997)
  2. The Books of Magic #34 (1997)
  3. The Books of Magic #35 (1997)
  4. The Books of Magic #36 (1997)
  5. The Books of Magic #37 (1997)
  6. The Books of Magic #38 (1997)
  7. The Books of Magic #39 (1997)
  8. The Books of Magic #40 (1997)
  9. The Books of Magic #41 (1997)

The Books of Magic Vol. 5: Girl in the Box

The Books of Magic Vol. 5: Girl In The Box
By John Ney Rieber (writer), Peter Gross and Peter Snejbjerg with Michael Wm. Kaluta (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released August 1999

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563895390

Synopsis from publisher:
Possessing infinite magical powers, Tim Hunter will become the Earth’s greatest sorcerer. But as the fourteen-year-old boy begins his ascension to powerful mage, he must navigate the everyday travails of adolescence. Looking to escape his personal troubles, Tim runs away to America only to find his problems multiplying. Allying himself with a shape-shifting succubus in the form of a female model, the young wizard learns lessons of treachery and friendship as he contends with a seductive mermaid who is lost in the desert and Cupid and Psyche, two disillusioned gods.

Notes:

This is the sixth 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. Peter Snejbjerg provided additional inks on issues #29 and #30, and illustrated issue #31 and #32. The cover was painted by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

Reprints:

  1. The Books of Magic #26 (1996)
  2. The Books of Magic #27 (1996)
  3. The Books of Magic #28 (1996)
  4. The Books of Magic #29 (1996)
  5. The Books of Magic #30 (1996)
  6. The Books of Magic #31 (1996)
  7. The Books of Magic #32 (1997)

The Books of Magic Vol. 4: Transformations

The Books of Magic Vol. 4: Transformations
By John Ney Rieber (writer), Peter Gross with Michael Wm. Kaluta (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released September 1998

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563894173

Synopsis from publisher:
The son of a manipulative sorceress and a mystical falconer, Tim Hunter is destined to become the most powerful mage in the world. But as the young Londoner comes to terms with his abilities and future, he must deal with demons and wizards looking to claim his power. In the fourth volume of this enrapturing series, Tim’s magical adventures continue as he has a remarkable encounter with Death, transforms himself into a cat, faces off against an ancient enchantress and celebrates his fourteenth birthday.

Notes:

This is the fifth 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. The cover was painted by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

Reprints:

  1. The Books of Magic #21 (1996)
  2. The Books of Magic #22 (1996)
  3. The Books of Magic #23 (1996)
  4. The Books of Magic #24 (1996)
  5. The Books of Magic #25 (1996)

The Books of Magic Vol. 3: Reckonings

The Books of Magic Vol. 3: Reckonings
By John Ney Rieber (writer), Peter Snejbjerg, Peter Gross and John Ridgway with Michael Wm. Kaluta (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released March 1997

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563893215

Synopsis from publisher:
Remember when you were a young teenager and you had a big mouth that would get you into constant trouble? Just be glad you weren’t acquainted with the same people and beings as Timothy Hunter — demons, angels, and dragons, not to mention his girlfriend.

Notes:

This is the fourth 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 Snejbjerg, except for issues #14, #18 and #19, which were illustrated by Peter Gross, and issue #20, illustrated by John Ridgway. The cover was painted by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

Reprints:

  1. The Books of Magic #14 (1995)
  2. The Books of Magic #15 (1995)
  3. The Books of Magic #16 (1995)
  4. The Books of Magic #17 (1995)
  5. The Books of Magic #18 (1995)
  6. The Books of Magic #19 (1995)
  7. The Books of Magic #20 (1996)

The Books of Magic Vol. 2: Summonings

The Books of Magic Vol. 2: Summonings
By John Ney Rieber (writer), Peter Gross, Gary Amaro, Peter Snejbjerg and Dick Giordano with Michael Wm. Kaluta (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released May 1996

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563892650

Synopsis from publisher:
Timothy Hunter, age 13, may become one of the most powerful magicians of all time. But that’s only one of his problems. In the five tales collected here, Tim contends with a heartless sorcerer and a teenage succubus, tea in Hell with a rogue angel and his junkfood-demon nemesis, a murderous Victorian cyborg, a family reunion with an insanely jealous Faerie Queen, and, perhaps worst of all, a first date.

Notes:

This is the third publication collecting The Books of Magic series of comic books. It also reprints a portion of the Vertigo Rave anthology comic book. All material in this publication was written by John Ney Rieber and illustrated by Gary Amaro and Peter Gross, except for issues #5, #12 and #13, which were illustrated by Peter Snejbjerg and issues #6, #7 and #8, which were illustrated by Peter Gross. Vertigo Rave #1 was illustrated by Gary Amaro and Dick Giordano. The cover was painted by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

Reprints:

  1. The Books of Magic #5 (1994)
  2. The Books of Magic #6 (1994)
  3. The Books of Magic #7 (1994)
  4. The Books of Magic #8 (1994)
  5. Vertigo Rave #1 (1994) [Books of Magic story only]
  6. The Books of Magic #9 (1995)
  7. The Books of Magic #10 (1995)
  8. The Books of Magic #11 (1995)
  9. The Books of Magic #12 (1995)
  10. The Books of Magic #13 (1995)

The Sandman Presents: Taller Tales

The Sandman Presents: Taller Tales
By Bill Willingham (writer/artist), Shawn McManus, Mark Buckingham, Albert Monteys, Duncan Fegredo, Kevin Nowlan, Jason Little, Niko Henrichon, Peter Gross, Daniel Torres, Paul Pope, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Phil Jimenez, Adam Hughes, Linda Medley, Marc Laming, Zander Cannon with Andrew Pepoy, John Stokes and Dave McKean (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2003

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401201008

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting FABLES writer Bill Willingham’s assorted tales of the Dreaming, originally presented in THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: MERV PUMPKINHEAD, AGENT OF D.R.E.A.M., THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMS…BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK #1, THE DREAMING #55 and the 4-issue miniseries THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE THESSALIAD.

Notes:
This publication is a collection of various issues from comic book one-shots, mini-series and series featuring characters from the comic book series The Sandman. All reprinted material was written by Bill Willingham.

The comic book one-shot The Sandman Presents: Merv Pumpkinhead, Agent of D.R.E.A.M. #1 was illustrated by Mark Buckingham and John Stokes.

The comic book one-shot The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Dreams… But Were Afraid To Ask #1 consisted of eight short stories by various artists. The first story was illustrated by Albert Monteys. The second was by Duncan Fegredo. The third was by Kevin Nowlan. The fourth, sixth and eighth was by Jason Little. The fifth was by Mark Buckingham. The seventh was by Niko Henrichon.

The Dreaming #55 consisted of several sequences by various artists. The framing sequence (first two pages and final page) was illustrated by Peter Gross. The remaining sequences were illustrated by Daniel Torres, Paul Pope, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Phil Jimenez, Bill Willingham with Adam Hughes and Linda Medley, Marc Laming with John Stokes, Zander Cannon and Albert Monteys.

The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad issue #1 was illustrated by Shawn McManus. Issues #2 to #4 were drawn by Shawn McManus and Andrew Pepoy.

The cover painted by Dave McKean was originally used as the cover for The Dreaming #55

Reprints:

  1. The Sandman Presents: Merv Pumpkinhead, Agent of D.R.E.A.M. #1 (2000)
  2. The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Dreams… But Were Afraid To Ask #1 (2001)
  3. The Dreaming #55 (2000)
  4. The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad #1 (2002)
  5. The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad #2 (2002)
  6. The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad #3 (2002)
  7. The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad #4 (2002)