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Watchmen

Alan Moore · DC Comics Inc.
Pages: 334
Format: Paperback

A New York Times Best Seller! This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most...
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Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

Neil Gaiman · DC Comics; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) joins a murderer's row of talented artists in lending his unique touch to the Batman mythos for this Deluxe Edition hardcover! Spotlighting the story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" from Batman #685 and Detective Comics...
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Frank Miller · DC Comics; 1ST edition
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

If any comic has a claim to have truly reinvigorated the genre, then The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller--known also for his excellent Sin City series and his superb rendering of the blind superhero Daredevil--is probably the top contender. Batman represented all that was wrong in comics...
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The Death of Superman

Roger Stern · DC Comics
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

One of the best selling graphic novels of all time is back in a new edition. Can even Superman stop the unstoppable creature called Doomsday? If the assembled might of the JLA can't do it, what hope does he have?Collects: Superman: The Man of Steel #18-19, Justice League America #69,...
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V for Vendetta

Alan Moore · Vertigo
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

V for Vendetta is, like its author's later Watchmen, a landmark in comic-book writing. Alan Moore has led the field in intelligent, politically astute (if slightly paranoid), complex adult comic-book writing since the early 1980s. He began V back in 1981 and it constituted one of his first...
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Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)

Grant Morrison · DC Comics; 15 edition
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

In this groundbreaking, painted graphic novel, the inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gothams detention center for the criminally insane on April Fools Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages.Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to live and endure the personal...
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Kingdom Come

Mark Waid · DC Comics
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

Writer Mark Waid, coming from his popular work on Flash and Impulse, and artist Alex Ross, who broke new ground with the beautifully painted Marvels, join together for this explosive book that takes place in a dark alternate future of the DC Superhero Universe. Batman, Superman, Wonder...
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Y The Last Man Book One

Brian K. Vaughan · Vertigo
Format: Book

Y: THE LAST MAN, winner of three Eisner Awards and one of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling comic books series of the last decade, is that rare example of a page-turner that is at once humorous, socially relevant and endlessly surprising.Written by Brian K. Vaughan (LOST, PRIDE...
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The Joker

Brian Azzarello · DC Comics
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

An original hardcover graphic novel that tells the story of one very dark night in Gotham City--from the creative team behind the graphic novel LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL. The Joker has been mysteriously released from Arkham Asylum, and he's none to happy about what's happened to his Gotham...
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American Vampire Vol. 1

Scott Snyder · Vertigo
Pages: 166
Format: Hardcover

This volume follows two stories: one written by Snyder and one written by King. Snyder's story is set in 1920's LA, we follow Pearl, a young woman who is turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European Vampires who tortured and abused her....
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Justice League Vol. 1: Origin

Geoff Johns · DC Comics
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAs a part of the monumental DC Comics—The New 52 event, comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring you an all-new origin story for the Justice League!In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante...
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Batman: The Killing Joke

Alan Moore · DC Comics; Deluxe edition
Format: eBook

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPresented for the first time with stark, stunning new coloring by Bolland, BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE is Alan Moores unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy and tragedy. According to the grinning...
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The Sandman: Endless Nights

Neil Gaiman · Vertigo; 1st edition
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Featuring the popular characters from the award-winning Sandman series by Neil Caiman, THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS reveals the legend of the Endless, a family of magical and mythical beings who exist and interact in the real world. Born at the beginning of time, Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire,...
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1

Alan Moore · America's Best Comics; 1st edition
Format: Paperback

London, 1898. The Victorian Era draws to a close and the twentieth century approaches. It is a time of great change and an age of stagnation, a period of chaste order and ignoble chaos. It is an era in need of champions. In this amazingly imaginative tal,
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Batman: The Long Halloween

Jeph Loeb · DC Comics; First Edition edition
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

Taking place during Batmans early days of crime fighting, this new edition of the classic mystery tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries...
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Swamp Thing Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing

Alan Moore · DC Comics, Inc.; 1st edition
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Before WATCHMEN, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book...
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Batman: Hush Vol. 1

Jeph Loeb · DC Comics
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Batman is hot on the trail of Killer Croc, trying to piece together the mystery of a 10 million stash - notionally ransom money for a kidnapped child whom Batman rescued from Catwoman. The clues lead the Dark Knight to Metropolis, where he must face Poison Ivy - and confront Superman.,
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Superman: Earth One

J. Michael Straczynski · DC Comics
Format: Hardcover

J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of Babylon 5, joins forces with rising star artist Shane Davis (SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE SEARCH FOR KRYPTONITE) to create this original graphic novel that gives new insight into Clark Kent’s transformation into Superman and his first year as The Man of Steel....
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