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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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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 Heart of the Beast: A Love Story

The Heart of the Beast: A Love Story
By Dean Motter, Judith Dupré (writers) and Sean Phillips (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 1994

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Cover price: $19.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563891689

Synopsis from publisher:
What happens when you fall in love with the father of a monster? Sandra Phillips finds out in this stylish reinvention of the Frankenstein story set in New York’s art world and brought to life via pen-and-ink, paint, and photography. As the tale opens, pretentious Manhattanites are attending a gallery opening in Soho and taking in the ghoulish images from Dr. Andrew Wright’s vast collection. At this showing, bartender Sandra meets the mysterious Victor, who is a keeper of secrets, a bearer of scars, an owner of many strange medications, and an employee engaged in some unusual work for Dr. Wright. As Sandra delves deeper into Victor’s life, she falls in love, but is fearful of what she discovers. This gothic tale comes from DC’s Vertigo imprint, with writers Dean Motter (Mister X) and Judith Dupré, and artist Sean Phillips (Hellblazer).

Notes:

This publication is an original graphic novel. All material in this publication was written by Dean Motter and Judith Dupré, and illustrated by Sean Phillips.

Reprints: N/A

Doom Patrol Vol. 6: Planet Love

Doom Patrol Vol. 6: Planet Love
By Grant Morrison (writer), Richard Case, Sean Phillips, Steve Pugh, Ian Montgomery, Paris Cullins, Duke Mighten and Ken Steacy with Stan Woch, Brad Vancata, Walter Simonson, Ray Kryssing, Mark McKenna and Brian Bolland (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2008

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Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401216242

Synopsis from publisher:
Legendary writer Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN) finishes his fractured remake of this 1960s misfit super-team in this volume collecting DOOM PATROL #58-63 and DOOM FORCE SPECIAL #1. Along the way, the Doom Patrol must face new challenges: Danny the Street meets his cosmic destiny, the bizarre hero known as Rebis battles the Candlemaker, and Crazy Jane attempts to find her place in the world.

Notes:

This publication is the sixth and final volume in a series reprinting the second Doom Patrol comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Richard Case and Stan Woch. Issue #58 was illustrated by Sean Phillips. Issue #57 included additional inking by Mark McKenna. Doom Force Special #1 was illustrated by Steve Pugh, Ian Montgomery, Richard Case, Paris Cullins, Duke Mighten and Ken Steacy with Brad Vancata, Walter Simonson, Ray Kryssing, Mark McKenna and Ken Steacy. The cover for this publication was created by Brian Bolland.

The remainder of the second Doom Patrol comic book series, which ended with issue #87 (1995), has not been collected or reprinted. Rachel Pollack took over as writer for the series with issue #64. Richard Case and Stan Woch remained as the artistic team until issue #66. Linda Medley provided additional art for issue #65, and then took over the art for the comic book series with Graham Higgins starting with issue #67. Scot Eaton and Tom Sutton stepped in for issue #70. Sutton replaced Higgins as inker with issue #71. Gene Fama filled in as inker for issue #73. Ted McKeever stepped in as series artist from issue #75 to issue #87, the series’ finale. Arnold and Jacob Pander stepped in to illustrate issue #80. Jamie Tolagson and Matt Howarth filled in for issue #83. Doom Patrol Annual #2, released in 1993, was illustrated by Mark Wheatley.

A Doom Patrol one-shot comic book was released in 1997 as part of the Tangent Comics event. It was written by Dan Jurgens and illustrated by Sean Chen with Kevin Conrad and Ray Kryssing. It was reprinted in Tangent Comics Vol. 2.

A third Doom Patrol comic book series began at the end of 2001 and lasted for 22 issues. It was written by John Arcudi and illustrated by Tan Eng Huat, except for issues #13 and #14 by artist Seth Fisher, and issue #20 by artist Rick Geary. This series has never been collected or reprinted.

A fourth Doom Patrol comic book series ran from 2004 to 2006 for 18 issues. It was written and illustrated by John Byrne with inks by Doug Hazlewood. Terry Austin inked issues #13 and #14. This series has never been collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. Doom Patrol #58 (1992)
  2. Doom Patrol #59 (1992)
  3. Doom Patrol #60 (1992)
  4. Doom Patrol #61 (1992)
  5. Doom Patrol #62 (1992)
  6. Doom Patrol #63 (1993)
  7. Doom Force Special #1 (1992)

John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts

John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts
By Jamie Delano, Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Michael Bonner (writers), David Lloyd, Sean Phillips, Richard Piers Rayner, and Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released February 2005

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202403

Synopsis from publisher:
To help celebrate the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine in theaters in February, this January sees the release of this special trade paperback collection showcasing this enduring icon of horror and magic! RARE CUTS is a treat for longtime readers and newcomers alike, assembling six issues of JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER that have never before been collected. Created by some of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers and artists in comics, the issues featured include: #11, which relates the horrifying events of Newcastle, 1978, that ended with an innocent girl’s soul condemned to Hell and Constantine confined to an asylum; #25-26, in which new weapons testing goes awry and looses terrible psychic impulses upon a dying northern town; #35, which tells a tale of Constantine’s roughand – tumble childhood and the beginnings of his unique skills; #56, an object lesson in the perils of narcissism and doing deals with demons; and #84, which reveals the origin of Constantine’s friendship with his best mate Chas. Also included in this trade paperback are informative pages from VERTIGO Secret Files: HELLBLAZER #1.

Notes:
This collection of the Hellblazer comic book series is formatted as an anthology. It reprints various issues from the first six years of the series, as well as supplemental source book style material from 2000. Issue #11 is by writer Jamie Delano and artist Richard Piers Rayner. It was originally published in 1988 and was again reprinted in 2007 for the Hellblazer: The Devil You Know publication. Issues #25 and 26, both from 1990, were created by writer Grant Morrison and artist David Lloyd. Issue #35 was also first released in 1990. The issue was written by Delano and illustrated by Sean Phillips. 1992’s issue #56 was written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Lloyd. The final story, issue #84, was originally published in 1994 and was created by Delano and Phillips. There is also select material from Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer #1, which was released in 2000. Michael Bonner wrote the profiles. The cover to this publication was painted by Tim Bradstreet.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #11 (1988)
  2. Hellblazer #25 (1990)
  3. Hellblazer #26 (1990)
  4. Hellblazer #35 (1990)
  5. Hellblazer #56 (1992)
  6. Hellblazer #84 (1994)
  7. Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer #1 (2000)

Hellblazer: The Family Man

Hellblazer: The Family Man
By Jamie Delano and Dick Foreman (writers), Ron Tiner, Dean Motter, Sean Phillips and Steve Pugh with Kevin Walker, Mark Buckingham, Mark Pennington and Kent Williams (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released October 2008

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401219640

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting HELLBLAZER #23-24 and #28-33, this collection features one of the creepiest strories from fan-favorite HELLBLAZER writer Jamie Delano! A twist of fate sends John Constantine into the path of a serial killer known as the Family Man, whose bloody actions force the con man mage to make a shattering choice in their final showdown.

Notes:
The fourth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is also the fourth collection of Jamie Delano’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Jamie Delano with the exception of issue #32, which was written by Dick Foreman. Dean Motter and Ron Tiner illustrated issue #23. Tiner handled #24 himself, and was then joined by Kevin Walker for issues #28 and #29, and by Mark Buckingham for issue #30. Sean Phillips handled issue #31. #32 was illustrated by Steve Pugh. Dean Motter and Mark Pennington drew issue #33. The cover by Kent Williams was originally used for the cover to Hellblazer #23.

To date, this is the final publication reprinting Jamie Delano’s original run on Hellblazer. He remained on the series until Hellblazer #40 in 1991. With the exception of issue #35 being reprinted in John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts, the rest of his run has not yet been reprinted or collected. (Delano would return for Hellblazer #84, which was also reprinted in John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts.)

This collection omits issues #25 to #27, which were not written by Delano. Writer Grant Morrison and artist David Lloyd’s two-part story in issues #25 and 26 has been collected in John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts). Writer Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean’s story for issue #27 has been collected in Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days.

The remainder of Delano’s run was illustrated by Sean Phillips for 34 to 36, followed by Steve Pugh for isssues #37 to 39. Dave McKean returned for #40, Delano’s final issue.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #23 (1989)
  2. Hellblazer #24 (1989)
  3. Hellblazer #28 (1990)
  4. Hellblazer #29 (1990)
  5. Hellblazer #30 (1990)
  6. Hellblazer #31 (1990)
  7. Hellblazer #32 (1990)
  8. Hellblazer #33 (1990)