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Human Target

Human Target
By Peter Milligan (writer) and Edvin Biukovic with Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released August 2000

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Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563896931

Synopsis from publisher:

Christopher Chance has made a living off of making himself a human target. A master of disguise, he cunningly takes on the appearance and persona of men and women with contracts out against them. But when a routine assignment to impersonate an African-American minister with a bounty on his head goes south, Chance is soon caught between a lethal assassin and a vicious gang war. As this psychological thriller takes the reader through a roller coaster of unexpected twists and turns, it is soon discovered that it is Chance himself with a price on his head and the only way he can survive is to solve this deadly mystery.

Notes:

This publication is the first in a series reprinting various Human Target comic books. This collects the first Human Target mini-series. All material in this publication was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Edvin Biukovic. The cover was painted by Tim Bradstreet.

A one-shot special from 1991 called The Human Target (subtitled The Mack Attack Contract), by writer Mark Verheiden and artists Rick Burchett and Dick Giordano, pre-dates the contents of this publication and has yet to be reprinted. The special was published to promote the ABC television series  starring Rick Springfield that was based on the character.

Before that, the character appeared in back-up stories in various issues of Action Comics in the early 1970s, and later in back-up stories in various issues of Brave and the Bold as well as Detective Comics in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Those stories have yet to be collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. Human Target #1 (1999)
  2. Human Target #2 (1999)
  3. Human Target #3 (1999)
  4. Human Target #4 (1999)

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)

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

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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]

Unknown Soldier

Unknown Soldier
By Garth Ennis (writer) and Kilian Plunkett with Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released June 1998

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389422X

Synopsis from publisher:

In this tale of honor and espionage, the reader is introduced to the nameless, faceless covert operative code-named the Unknown Soldier. During World War II, this cleanup man was responsible for all of the dirty jobs that no one else wanted to do. After the war ended, so did his existence. Now, forty years later, maverick CIA agent William Clyde begins a search to find the legendary patriot. As he uncovers a tangled web of decades old conspiracies and corruption, Clyde soon learns that there can be dire consequences for unyielding commitment to duty at any cost.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book mini-series Unknown Soldier. All material in this publication was written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Kilian Plunkett. The cover was painted by Tim Bradstreet.

Reprints:

  1. Unknown Soldier #1 (1997)
  2. Unknown Soldier #2 (1997)
  3. Unknown Soldier #3 (1997)
  4. Unknown Soldier #4 (1997)

Preacher Vol. 7: Salvation

Preacher Vol. 7: Salvation
By Garth Ennis (writer) and Steve Dillon with Glenn Fabry, Tim Bradstreet, John McCrea, Doug Mahnke, Joe Quesada, Kieron Dwyer, Jim Lee, Jimmy Palmiotti and Scott Williams (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released September 1999

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $17.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563895196

Synopsis from publisher:
A new edition of the classic collection featuring PREACHER #41-50, in which Jesse Custer becomes the sheriff of a troubled Texas town. This volume includes a cover gallery and reprints issue #50’s pin-ups of the PREACHER cast by Jim Lee, Fabry, Tim Bradstreet, John McCrea, Doug Mahnke, and more.

Notes:

This publication is the seventh in a series reprinting the Preacher comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Steve Dillon with pin-ups by Tim Bradstreet, Glenn Fabry, John McCrea, Doug Mahnke, Joe Quesada & Jimmy Palmiotti, Kieron Dwyer, and Jim Lee & Scott Williams. The cover was painted by Glenn Fabry.

Reprints:

  1. Preacher #41 (1998)
  2. Preacher #42 (1998)
  3. Preacher #43 (1998)
  4. Preacher #44 (1998)
  5. Preacher #45 (1999)
  6. Preacher #46 (1999)
  7. Preacher #47 (1999)
  8. Preacher #48 (1999)
  9. Preacher #49 (1999)
  10. Preacher #50 (1999)

Hellblazer: The Gift

Hellblazer: The Gift
By Mike Carey (writer), Leonardo Manco with Frazer Irving and Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released September 2007

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401214533

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting HELLBLAZER #207-215! One of Constantine’s blunders proves disastrous for a loved one, forcing him to ally himself with the last person he would choose. The path Constantine finds himself on leads directly to Hell, where he must confront the dread demon Nergal, Constantine’s longtime adversary.

Notes:
This is the twenty-third collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the sixth and final collection of Mike Carey’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Leonardo Manco, except for issue #213, which was drawn by Frazer Irving. The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used as the cover for issue #213.
Mike Carey returned to Hellblazer for issue #229 with artist John Paul Leon. This issue has not yet been reprinted or collected.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #207 (2005)
  2. Hellblazer #208 (2005)
  3. Hellblazer #209 (2005)
  4. Hellblazer #210 (2005)
  5. Hellblazer #211 (2005)
  6. Hellblazer #212 (2005)
  7. Hellblazer #213 (2005)
  8. Hellblazer #214 (2006)
  9. Hellblazer #215 (2006)

Hellblazer: Reasons to be Cheerful

Hellblazer: Reasons to be Cheerful
By Mike Carey (writer), Leonardo Manco with Giuseppe Camuncoli, Lorenzo Ruggiero and Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 2007

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401212514

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting issues #201-206 of the signature Vertigo series. Follow John Constantine as he tries desperately to control the damage wrought by his demon-spawned children on the world at large — as well as on his friends and family.

Notes:
This is the twenty-second collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the fifth collection of Mike Carey’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Leonardo Manco, except for issue #206, which was drawn by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Lorenzo Ruggiero. The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used as the cover for issue #202. (Note: Some sources, including DC Comics’ Vertigo website and Amazon, erroneously credit Lee Bermejo as the cover artist. Bermejo did not contribute to the material in this publication.)

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #201 (2004)
  2. Hellblazer #202 (2005)
  3. Hellblazer #203 (2005)
  4. Hellblazer #204 (2005)
  5. Hellblazer #205 (2005)
  6. Hellblazer #206 (2005)

Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross

Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross
By Mike Carey (writer), Marcelo Frusin, Leonardo Manco, Chris Brunner and Steve Dillon with Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released August 2006

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401210023

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting HELLBLAZER #194-200, STATIONS OF THE CROSS finds John Constantine in the aftermath of the near-apocalypse he unwittingly caused, alone and with no memory of his identity or history. But the Hellblazer still has his usual luck, and soon enough he’s being hunted by man and demon alike — and about to make the worst mistake of his long, blood-soaked life.

Notes:
This is the twenty-first collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the fourth collection of Mike Carey’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Marcelo Frusin, except for Leonardo Manco illustrating issues #194 and #195, and Chris Brunner drawing issue #196. Steve Dillon, Marcelo Frusin and Leonardo Manco all contributed to issue #200. The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used as the cover for issue #196.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #194 (2004)
  2. Hellblazer #195 (2004)
  3. Hellblazer #196 (2004)
  4. Hellblazer #197 (2004)
  5. Hellblazer #198 (2004)
  6. Hellblazer #199 (2004)
  7. Hellblazer #200 (2004)

Hellblazer: Staring at the Wall

Hellblazer: Staring at the Wall
By Mike Carey (writer), Marcelo Frusin and Doug Alexander Gregory with Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2006

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401209297

Synopsis from publisher:
The looming apocalypse arrives in the third collection of writer Mike Carey’s acclaimed run on HELLBLAZER, reprinting the 2-part “Bred in the Bone” (illustrated by Doug Alexander Gregory) and the 5-part “Staring at the Wall” (illustrated by Marcelo Frusin) from issues #187-193.

Notes:
This is the twentieth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the third collection of Mike Carey’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Marcelo Frusin, except for issues #187 and #188 by artist Doug Alexander Gregory. The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used as the cover for issue #189.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #187 (2003)
  2. Hellblazer #188 (2003)
  3. Hellblazer #189 (2003)
  4. Hellblazer #190 (2004)
  5. Hellblazer #191 (2004)
  6. Hellblazer #192 (2004)
  7. Hellblazer #193 (2004)

Hellblazer: Black Flowers

Hellblazer: Black Flowers
By Mike Carey (writer), Marcelo Frusin, Lee Bermejo and Jock with Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released October 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401204996

Synopsis from publisher:
Continuing Mike Carey’s acclaimed run on HELLBLAZER, BLACK FLOWERS rachets up the suspense as Constantine begins to see — and battle — the signs of a coming apocalypse in the stories “The Game of Cat and Mouse,” the 2-part “Black Flowers” and the 3-part “Third Worlds” from issues #181-186.

Notes:
This is the nineteenth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the second collection of Mike Carey’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Marcelo Frusin, except for issue #181 by the artist Jock and issues #182 and #183, which were drawn by Lee Bermejo. The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used as the cover for issue #184.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #181 (2003)
  2. Hellblazer #182 (2003)
  3. Hellblazer #183 (2003)
  4. Hellblazer #184 (2003)
  5. Hellblazer #185 (2003)
  6. Hellblazer #186 (2003)