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Gangland

Gangland
By Peter Kuper, Dave Gibbons, Tayyar Ozkan, David Lloyd (writer/artist), Brian Azzarello, Doselle Young, Simon Revelstroke, Jamie Delano, Lucius Shepard, Darko Macan, Ed Brubaker, Scott Cunningham, Joe R. Lansdale, Rick Klaw, Richard Bruning (writers), Tim Bradstreet, Frank Quitely, Richard Corben, Randy DuBurke, James Romberger, Kilian Plunkett, Eric Shanower, Danijel Zezelj, Tony Salmons, and Mark Chiarello (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 2000

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563896087

Synopsis from publisher:

Mixing realism with humor, GANGLAND presents an entertaining and surreal look into the violent world of gangs and organized crime. These fourteen felonious tales of malice and duplicity explore the motivations of men uniting for illicit gain through violence, murder, and intimidation. Featuring made gangsters, suburban wannabes, and alien enforcers, this provocative book includes stories of a lonely hit man on a suicide mission, a mob informant’s deadly new life, and old-school retribution in New Russia.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book crime anthology mini-series Gangland. Issue #1 contained stories by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Tim Bradstreet, writer/artist Peter Kuper, writer Doselle Young and artist Frank Quitely, and writer/artist Dave Gibbons. Issue #2 contained stories by writer Simon Revelstroke and artist Richard Corben, writer Jamie Delano and artist Randy DuBurke, and writer Lucius Shepard and artist James Romberger. Issue #3 contained stories by writer Darko Macan and artist Kilian Plunkett, writer/artistTayyar Ozkan, writer Ed Brubaker and artist Eric Shanower, and writer Scott Cunningham and artist Danijel Zezelj. Issue #4 contained stories by writer/artist David Lloyd, writers Joe R. Lansdale & Rick Klaw and artist Tony Salmons, and writer Richard Bruning and artist Mark Chiarello. The cover was painted by Tim Bradstreet.

Reprints:

  1. Gangland #1 (1998)
  2. Gangland #2 (1998)
  3. Gangland #3 (1998)
  4. Gangland #4 (1998)
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Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci
By Pat McGreal, David Rawson (writers), Chas Truog and Rafael Kayanan with Stephen John Phillips and Richard Bruning (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $24.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401204988

Synopsis from publisher:
The passions of one of history’s greatest artists are captured in this volume collecting the dark and provacative 10-issue Vertigo maxiseries. Framed around the story of Salai, a young man whose beauty entrances the great maestro, CHIAROSCURO follows the struggles and triumphs of da Vinci’s illustrious career, from his early work in Florence and Milan to the painting of the Mona Lisa and his epochal rivalry with Michaelangelo.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book mini-series Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci. All material in this publication was written by Pat McGreal and David Rawson, and illustrated by Chas Truog and Rafael Kayanan.

Reprints:

  1. Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci #1 (1995)
  2. Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci #2 (1995)
  3. Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci #3 (1995)
  4. Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci #4 (1995)
  5. Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci #5 (1995)
  6. Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci #6 (1995)
  7. Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci #7 (1996)
  8. Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci #8 (1996)
  9. Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci #9 (1996)
  10. Chiaroscuro: The Private Lives of Leonardo da Vinci #10 (1996)

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 6: The Hourman and the Python

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 6: The Hourman and the Python
By Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle (writers), Guy Davis and Warren Pleece with Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released March 2008

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401216773

Synopsis from publisher:
This volume follows Wesley Dodds on two chilling new cases. In “The Hourman,” the Sandman meets an unusual private detective who leaves felons hospitalized. “The Python” features The Sandman’s hunt for a mysterious strangler.

Notes:
This publication is the sixth, and so far final, in a series reprinting the Sandman Mystery Theatre comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle. Issues #29 to #32 were illustrated by Guy Davis. Issues #33 to #36 were illustrated by Warren Pleece. Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning provided the cover image, which was originally used for the cover of issue #31.

The series lasted until 1999 with issue #70. Issues #37 to #70, along with an Annual #1 from 1994, have yet to be reprinted or collected.

Reprints:

  1. Sandman Mystery Theatre #29 (1995)
  2. Sandman Mystery Theatre #30 (1995)
  3. Sandman Mystery Theatre #31 (1995)
  4. Sandman Mystery Theatre #32 (1995)
  5. Sandman Mystery Theatre #33 (1995)
  6. Sandman Mystery Theatre #34 (1996)
  7. Sandman Mystery Theatre #35 (1996)
  8. Sandman Mystery Theatre #36 (1996)

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 5: Dr. Death and the Night of the Butcher

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 5: Dr. Death and the Night of the Butcher
By Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle (writers), Guy Davis and Vince Locke with Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 2007

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401212379

Synopsis from publisher:
Reprinting issues #21-28 of the legendary Vertigo series, this volume follows Wesley Dodds through two new cases of serial murderers, each more grisly than the last.

Notes:
This publication is the fifth in a series reprinting the Sandman Mystery Theatre comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, and illustrated by Guy Davis and Vince Locke. Issues #27 and #28 are illustrated by Davis alone. Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning provided the cover image.

Reprints:

  1. Sandman Mystery Theatre #21 (1994)
  2. Sandman Mystery Theatre #22 (1995)
  3. Sandman Mystery Theatre #23 (1995)
  4. Sandman Mystery Theatre #24 (1995)
  5. Sandman Mystery Theatre #25 (1995)
  6. Sandman Mystery Theatre #26 (1995)
  7. Sandman Mystery Theatre #27 (1995)
  8. Sandman Mystery Theatre #28 (1995)

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 4: The Scorpion

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 4: The Scorpion
By Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle (writers) and Guy Davis with Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released May 2006

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $12.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401210406

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting issues #17-20 of writer Matt Wagner’s the acclaimed reimagination of the original Sandman. With THE SCORPION, writers Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle continue to breathe rich new life into pulp genre conventions.

Notes:
This publication is the fourth in a series reprinting the Sandman Mystery Theatre comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, and illustrated by Guy Davis. Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning provided the cover image.

Reprints:

  1. Sandman Mystery Theatre #17 (1994)
  2. Sandman Mystery Theatre #18 (1994)
  3. Sandman Mystery Theatre #19 (1994)
  4. Sandman Mystery Theatre #20 (1994)

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 3: The Vamp

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 3: The Vamp
By Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle (writers) and Guy Davis with Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $12.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401207189

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting the fourth story arc (issues #13-16) from the acclaimed reimagination of the original Golden Age Sandman, THE VAMP continues the story of Wesley Dodds and his soon-to-be paramour (and narrator) Dian Belmont as they become entangled in mystery from two different directions.

Notes:

This publication is the third in a series reprinting the Sandman Mystery Theatre comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, and illustrated by Guy Davis. Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning provided the cover image, which was originally used as the cover to issue #13.

Reprints:

  1. Sandman Mystery Theatre #13 (1994)
  2. Sandman Mystery Theatre #14 (1994)
  3. Sandman Mystery Theatre #15 (1994)
  4. Sandman Mystery Theatre #16 (1994)

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 2: The Face and the Brute

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 2: The Face and the Brute
By Matt Wagner (writer), John Watkiss and R.G. Taylor with Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2004

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401203450

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting the second and third story arcs (issues #5-12) from writer Matt Wagner’s acclaimed reimagination of the original Golden Age Sandman, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 2: THE FACE AND THE BRUTE finds the Sandman of 1939, Wesley Dodds, and his possible paramour (and narrator) Dian Belmont involved in a series of grisly murders in New York’s Chinatown – murders that threaten to reignite the bad old days of the Tong Wars, when blood ran in the streets like water. Following the drama of “The Face,” Wesley and Dian are confronted with corruption at the other end of the social scale in “The Brute,” as they track down the trail of misery left by a man whose gross sensual appetites for lust and violence are rivaled only by his wealth.

Notes:

This publication is the second in a series reprinting the Sandman Mystery Theatre comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Matt Wagner. John Watkiss illustrated issues #5 to #8. R.G. Taylor illustrated issues #9 to #12. Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning provided the cover image, which was originally used as the cover to issue #10

Reprints:

  1. Sandman Mystery Theatre #5 (1993)
  2. Sandman Mystery Theatre #6 (1993)
  3. Sandman Mystery Theatre #7 (1993)
  4. Sandman Mystery Theatre #8 (1993)
  5. Sandman Mystery Theatre #9 (1993)
  6. Sandman Mystery Theatre #10 (1994)
  7. Sandman Mystery Theatre #11 (1994)
  8. Sandman Mystery Theatre #12 (1994)