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Astro City (1995-1996) #1 Meet Astro City’s greatest hero, Samaritan, who uses his job at the newspaper to find out and stop crimes and disasters. For a hero who spends his day defending others, can he ever find time for himself?
Kurt Busiek & Jesús Merino Eisner Award winning author/illustrator team Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson dive into untold stories of the Honor Guard! Adventures that could change the team forever, ASTRO CITY HONOR GUARD spotlights Starfighter, Hummingbird and many others. Plus, a glimpse into the life of Wolfspider; a member of the Australian Honor Guard. When Queenslaw, a cartoon super hero team from Wolfspider's youth, suddenly turns up as real heroes, he has to deal with his origin, his childhood dreams, and deadly danger. This action packed collection featuring guest-artist Jesus Merino and Gary Chaloner. Collects ASTRO CITY #13, #22, #25, #27-28, and #31.
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson Meet Astro City’s greatest hero, Samaritan, who uses his job at the newspaper to find out and stop crimes and disasters. For a hero who spends his day defending others, can he ever find time for himself?
Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson & Jim Lee Everything you need to know about Astro City and its many special places and faces: neighborhood guides, restaurant recommendations, highlights, local interests, ads for local businesses, a history of the city, a map and even a guide to the who's who of the hero elite illustrated by fan-favorite artists.
Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly colored costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily. This is the world of MARVELS. Collecting Marvels (1994) #0-4.
Stoke the primeval fires of your mind with this bargain-priced introductory one-shot! Conan The Legend features a 16-page prelude story introducing readers to the sprawling, lusty, battle-filled legend of Conan, establishing characters and situations important to the series, and setting the stage for the adventures to come. Plus a sketchbook gallery of artist Cary Nord's stunning work and a mini-interview with writer Kurt Busiek.
Note: Conan the Legend is designed to serve as the perfect introduction to Conan and the new Conan series, and as such is bargain-priced at 25cents -- the same price as the very first appearance of Conan, in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales, back in 1932. An ideal way for anyone to get a taste of the action and thrills to come, before the ongoing series begins in 2004.
Kurt Busiek, George Pérez, Mark Waid, John Ostrander, Sean Chen, Andy Kubert, Carlos Pacheco & Derec Aucoin Fan favorite creators Kurt Busiek and George Pérez usher in a new era for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Since the team's inception, the Avengers have always defended humanity against the forces of evil. When duty calls, these legendary champions answer, fighting valiantly until justice prevails. But what happens when their oldest foes strike directly at the team? On the eve of a huge Avengers gathering, an attack by the evil enchantress Morgan Le Fay sends these assembled heroes into a strange medieval reality where nothing is as it seems. Held under Le Fay's thrall, the Avengers have lost all memory of their true identities. Breaking free of Morgan's spell, Captain America and Hawkeye must fight to free their teammates before the Marvel Universe is altered forever! Plus: The Avengers take on the Squadron Supreme! Collects Avengers (1998) #1-11.
Kurt Busiek & Carlos Pacheco Seven timelost Avengers plucked from the past, present and future must protect longtime ally Rick Jones from death at the hands of Immortus, Master of Time. To find out why Rick Jones has been targeted for elimination, the Avengers join forces with Kang the Conqueror, one of the team's deadliest, most implacable foes and the ancient Immortus' younger self, as well in a cosmic battle that stretches from the Old West to the End of Time. And as they do so, they discover that they're fighting not just for one life, but for the very destiny of mankind, against a greater foe than they could possibly imagine! Collects Avengers Forever #1-12.
Kurt Busiek & Stuart Immonen What's in a name? Everything, if you share it with the Man of Steel!
SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY is a 208-page trade paperback collecting the critically lauded 4-issue miniseries written by Kurt Busiek (JLA/AVENGERS, ASTRO CITY) with art by Stuart Immonen (SUPERMAN: END OF THE CENTURY, THOR).
Set in the real world, SECRET IDENTITY examines the life of a young Kansas man with the unfortunate name of Clark Kent.All Clark wants is to be a writer, but his daily life is filled with the taunts and jibes of his peers, comparing him to that other Clark Kent — the one with super-powers. Until one day when Clark awakens to discover that he can fly...that he does in fact have super-strength! But where did these powers come from? And what's he going to do about it?
Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Lowell Francis, Mark Waid, Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Ross, Ryan Sook, Dave Gibbons, Joe Pruett, John Arcudi, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Mike Mignola, Jim Silke, Alex Ross, Gene Ha, Chris Weston, Geof Darrow, Tommy Lee Edwards, Bruce Timm, Scott Hampton, Tony Harris, Brendan McCarthy & Dave Stevens Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer was an instant hit the moment it hit the spinner rack in the early 1980s. Stevens' lush and distinctive artwork and fun, action-driven story was inspired by the adventure pulp novels of the era The Rocketeer was set in. Stevens produced only two Rocketeer graphic novels - collected to much acclaim by IDW - and his life was tragically cut short when he succumbed to Hairy Cell Leukemia. Now, with the full cooperation of the Stevens estate, IDW is pleased to present new interpretations of The Rocketeer by some of today's finest talents. So, pull up a chair, sit down a while, and discover The Rocketeer all over again!
Jeff Gelb, Michael Garrett, Grant Morrison, Richard Laymon, Nancy Collins, Kurt Busiek, John Byrne & Mick Garris In Hotter Blood, sex and horror are coupled to an ecstatic effect. This is the second in the provocative anthology series that defined a genre and spanned a generation. Grant Morrison’s Bram Stoker- nominated “The Braille Encyclopedia” spearheads a collection of 24 original stories, with additional contributions from horror stars like Richard Laymon and Nancy Collins, comic book talents Kurt Busiek and John Byrne, and superstar horror director Mick Garris. Explore the dark side of having your lover in “The Tub” with you, find out when “Confession” isn’t good for the soul, and feed your hunger for erotic horror with this delectable collection…
Cemetery Dance called Hotter Blood “outstanding,” Gauntlet labeled it “aggressive and riveting, a virtual Who’s Who of modern horror,” and to 2AM Magazine, it’s “Amazing… highly recommended.”
Kurt Busiek & Various Authors When the internationally famous barbarian hero returned to comics, with an all-new fresh start by award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (JLA/Avengers, Astro City) and dynamic artists Cary Nord, Thomas Yeates, and Dave Stewart, the result was instant sell-outs and multiple printings to keep up with the demand. Now Conan's earliest adventures are collected in a handsome 192-page collection. Catch all the action and savagery as he wars with the murderous Vanir, meets the Frost Giant's Daughter, and is taken as a slave by the ancient sorcerers of Hyperborea! This top-selling new series faithfully expands on original author Robert E. Howard's literary creation. Collecting issues #0-#6 and fourteen pages from issue #7 of the ongoing series.
• "Writer Kurt Busiek treats him with the dignified respect due one of the towering figures in fantasy literature ... it feels like historians unearthed a vibrant, bloody tapestry. These are, once again, the days of high adventure."-Entertainment Weekly
Kurt Busiek, BRENT ERIC ANDERSON & Alex Ross The original ASTRO CITY collection is offered in a new edition with new cover art by Alex Ross! Welcome to Astro City, a shining city on a hill where super heroes patrol the skies. Each chapter in this collection is a standalone story, highlighting different aspects or characters in the Astro City world. The city’s leading super hero tries to be everywhere at once, and berates himself for every wasted second as he longs for just a moment of his own. A smalltime hood learns a hero’s secret identity, and tries to figure out how to profit from the knowledge. A beat reporter gets some advice from his editor on his first day on the job. A young woman tries to balance the demands of her family with her own hopes and desires. Despite the fantastic settings, the characters in these slice-of-life stories feel like real people, and that gives the stories real power.
Kurt Busiek & Various Authors The critically acclaimed and award-winning creative team behind the runaway-hit revival are back with a brand new adaptation of one of Conan creator Robert E. Howard's best-known tales.
Award-winning writer Kurt Busiek and artists Cary Nord and Dave Stewart render the glorious suspense of Howard's beloved "The God in the Bowl" in all its terrifying detail, as well as introducing not only Conan's most famed adversary, Thoth-amon, but a new female foil to Conan's exploits—Janissa the Widowmaker, bound by a pact to a witch who has sinister plans for Conan. Collecting issues #7, #9-#14 of the Dark Horse series.
* "Writer Kurt Busiek treats him with the dignified respect due as one of the towering figures in fantasy literature ... it feels like historians unearthed a vibrant, bloody tapestry. These are, once again, the days of high adventure."—Entertainment Weekly
* "Conan is an action-packed spectacle, a barbarian blockbuster with a brain, and an epic as intelligent as it is visually stunning."—Wizard Magazine
Kurt Busiek & Various Authors Eisner award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (JLA/Avengers, Astro City), Eisner award-nominated artist Cary Nord (Daredevil), and Eisner award-winning color artist Dave Stewart (Ultimate Fantastic Four; DC: The New Frontier) continue their groundbreaking run on Dark Horse's best-selling Conan series with an adaptation of one of Robert E. Howard's greatest Conan tales, "The Tower of the Elephant"!
Fed up with both civilization and mysticism, Conan travels to the infamous City of Thieves to take out his frustrations. When a bar fight uncovers the legend of the impregnable Tower of the Elephant, he becomes determined to rob it, setting out on a quest unlike any he's undertaken-one that will involve new comrades, sudden death, horrifying creatures, and gruesome unsettling fates for both gods and men.
• Busiek and Nord-with a special appearance by legendary illustrator Michael Wm. Kaluta (Books of Magic, Lucifer)-chronicle a seminal adventure in Conan's life.
• Collecting Conan #0, #16-17, #19-22.
• The hardcover edition is exclusive to Direct Market and will be printed to order.
Kurt Busiek & Ben Dewey MARVELS and ASTRO CITY writer KURT BUSIEK returns to Image Comics with rising-star artist BEN DEWEY for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Conan meets Game of Thrones meets Kamandi in an original high-fantasy epic for mature readers, as a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary champion back through time to save the world, with disastrous consequences. The action begins in a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE.
Kurt Busiek & Various Authors Know, O Prince, that in an age undreamed of, shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. Hither came Conan the Cimmerian; black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet . . .
Conan: The Hall of the Dead concludes writer Kurt Busiek's (JLA/Avengers, Astro City) critically acclaimed run, paving the way for new writer Tim Truman (Conan and the Songs of the Dead) and featuring a story by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola! Eisner award-nominated artist Cary Nord (Daredevil), and Eisner award-winning color artist Dave Stewart (Ultimate Fantastic Four, DC: The New Frontier) continue their groundbreaking run on Dark Horse's best-selling Conan series with three of the best writers in comics today.
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson The story of the century stumbles into a newly arrived reporter’s lap—but in the world of Astro City, where the fantastical and bizarre is commonplace, where do the ethics of reporting stand?
Kurt Busiek, Phil Winslade & John Paul Leon Young Bruce Wainwright lost his parents in a violent crime…and in the real world, no superheroes exist to save the day. But as grief and rage builds inside Bruce until he feels he can’t keep it inside anymore, something strange starts taking wing in the Gotham night! Perhaps Bruce’s grief isn’t inside him after all? Modern masters Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon unite for the spiritual companion to the beloved SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, putting a new spin you’ve never seen before on the legend of Batman—and the dark emotions that drive him!
Kurt Busiek & Ben Dewey After the shattering disaster last issue, the Great Champion of ancient legend is reawakened. And things get worse. Plus! A special variant cover by ALEX ROSS, painting more animal-people at once than he ever has before!
Kurt Busiek Collects Avengers #12-23, Avengers Annual '99, & Avengers #0. Threats including the Thunderbolts, Dominex, Lord Templar, Pagan, and the Wreckin Crew! Then: every man, woman and child in Slorenia is dead with a message from its murderer: Ultron has returned! Our only hope is a desperate U.N. strike on Slorenia, led by the Avengers themselves.
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson A major new epic begins featuring Winged Victory, Samaritan, and the Confessor, three of Astro City's most popular heroes. When criminal charges are brought against Winged Victory, the Confessor must investigate and it leads to open combat with Samaritan! Can Astro City's three greatest heroes find a way to work together against this mystery threat? Plus, Winged Victory's origin is revealed at last!
Collects ASTRO CITY #7-10 and ASTRO CITY VISITOR'S GUIDE #1.
Geoff Johns, Kurt Busiek, Bob Harras, Allan Heinberg, Ron Garney, Tom Derenick & Chris Batista THE END OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE In this follow-up to the best-selling IDENTITY CRISIS and prelude to the epic INFINITE CRISIS, Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY, JLA/AVENGERS), Geoff Johns (JUSTICE LEAGUE), Allan Heinberg (WONDER WOMAN) and others tell the story of the final days of the JLA! The Earth has survived catastrophe after catastrophe, from alien invasions to the sun dying, but it has never reached a turning point quite like this, and neither has the JLA. While no one knows the Infinite Crisis that is coming, the members of the JLA can feel it, and it’s starting to wear on their already-frayed nerves. The beginning of the end starts with an incursion from the antimatter universe by the Crime Syndicate of America, the JLA’s evil dimensional counterparts. As chaos reigns across Earth, the two super-teams must band together before the might of the Weaponers of Qward. Closer to home, Batman has learned the truth behind the Justice League’s darkest secret: that they used magic to alter the minds of the Secret Society of Super-Villains. With the Society returned, seeking vengeance, the League is forced to question the fine line between hero and vigilante. Collects JLA #107-125 and JLA SECRET FILES 2004.
Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson & Alex Ross In the wake of a global catastrophe during the early ’70s, two brothers deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-in-the-Box to the Blue Knight, newcomers like Apollo Eleven, and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the Silver Agent.
Kurt Busiek Dark Horse’s critically acclaimed Conan, now available in an affordable, value-priced omnibus!
Showcasing the conclusion of writer Kurt Busiek and artist Cary Nord’s groundbreaking work on the series, plus the inaugurations of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this volume includes adaptations of “The Tower of the Elephant,” “The Hall of the Dead,” and “Rogues in the House.” Witness the Cimmerian navigating some of the darkest corners of his world, from ancient haunted ruins to the seedy alleys of Zamora—the infamous City of Thieves—and confronting corrupt officials, grotesque monsters, and mind-bending horror. Also featured is a special guest appearance by renowned illustrator Michael Wm. Kaluta, and a three-issue story arc penned by Hellboy creator and comics legend Mike Mignola!
Kurt Busiek The greatest warrior of all time. The original epic fantasy hero.
One of the best-selling comics writers of all time, Kurt Busiek, who revitalized the superhero world with Marvels and Astro City, turns his attention to one of the greatest heroes of all time. Teaming with Cary Nord, whose stunning art redefines sword and sorcery with every panel, Busiek presents Conan's story from day one, in the manner it was meant to be told. Drawing only on the original Robert E. Howard stories, the legend of Conan is brought to vivid life for the modern audience. Decades ahead of its time, Howard's stories can finally get the graphic treatment they deserve in this on going series.
Long asked for by fans, Cary Nord provides the stunning cover to this third printing of Conan #1!
Kurt Busiek & Stuart Immonen You’re young, living in Kansas, and you want to be a writer. Your last name is Kent, and your parents make the mistake of naming you Clark. Now life is filled with taunts and jokes. Then one day, you discover that you can fly, and you do have super-strength. But how? And what do you do now?
Geoff Johns, Kurt Busiek, Pete Woods, Renato Guedes & Terry Dodson No one has seen or heard from the Man of Steel in this collection from iconic writers Kurt Busiek and Geoff Johns. As Clark Kent concentrates on his career, the need for the Man of Steel is stronger than ever-especially now that Lex Luthor has returned to Metropolis with his thirst for power fully intact! Collects SUPERMAN #650-653 and ACTION COMICS #837-840.
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson When Astro City’s great protector, The Confessor, reveals his secrets, Altar Boy is shocked to hear of his mentor’s origins. But even stranger dealings are apparent in the City, as the mayor declares costumed vigilantes unwelcome!
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson Our 50th issue begins a special new story: Michael Tenicek lost his wife, years ago, to a chronal cataclysm. But he’s not the only one in Astro City whose life has been upended by life among the superheroes. Today, we’ll meet others, learn their stories and see how Michael—and friends—cope with their trauma. A sequel to the Eisner-nominated “The Nearness of You,” considered by many to be ASTRO CITY’s best story ever.
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson Starring the adventures of Astro City's most popular heroes, collecting ASTRO CITY: SAMARITAN #1, ASTRO CITY: ASTRA #1-2, ASTRO CITY: SILVER AGENT #1-2 and ASTRO CITY: BEAUTIE #1. Astra Furst, a third-generation super hero of Astro City, is graduating from college. It's a time of friends and family, new opportunities, changing relationships – and danger! Featuring the First Family, the creatures of Monstro City, a new hero team and more on a graduation night nobody's ever going to forget!
Also in this volume: at last, the full story of the Silver Agent's fateful journey through time is revealed – including his origin, his greatest battles and his ultimate fate. Plus, Samaritan has his annual dinner with the Infidel, and Beautie, the life-size super-powered fashion-doll member of Honor Guard, doesn't know who she is. Now, she's determined to get answers.
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson The Mayor’s campaign against the heroes of Astro City continues, while EAGLE troops work to capture as many vigilantes as possible. And the killer stalking Shadow Hill claims another victim!
Kurt Busiek & Stuart Immonen Clark arrives in the big city to pursue his writing career—but his amazing abilities and fantastic feats attract the attention of government agents convinced he may be an American weapon of mass destruction! Is being Superman a bigger responsibility than he can handle?
Kurt Busiek & John Paul Leon Bruce Wainwright isn’t a child anymore—but the trauma that shaped him, and the monster he created, is still with him! Has Bruce grown enough to deal with the shock when he learns that one of his most closely held beliefs was a lie?
Kurt Busiek & John Paul Leon In a world where Batman is only a comic book character, young Bruce Wainwright is starting to feel a surprising strength and power grow inside him...and after years of mourning the loss of his parents, that power feels good--intoxicating, even! The question is, to what use will he put it?
Kurt Busiek Collects Avengers (1998) 24-34, Annual 2000, Thunderbolts #42-44. Earth's Mightiest Heroes vs. Marvel's Most Wanted, and more! The crisis of the Eighth Day pits the Avengers against the unstoppable force that is the Juggernaut, while Triathlon's first day as an Avenger takes the team south of the border and back in time thousands of years! And how does the mystery of Madame Masque match the curse of Count Nefaria?
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson You think you know the story of how a cartoon character came to run one of Astro City’s finest eateries? Maybe you should step back, check your facts, and read the truth right here.
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson Astro City is in an uproar over the creatures of Shadow Hill—and the citizenry is demanding action. The story of Brian’s entry into the superhero world continues as the relationship between Shadow Hill and the rest of the city is explored.
Kurt Busiek & Various Authors Writer Kurt Busiek and artist Greg Ruth team up to give you the story of Conan's early life, from his birth on a Cimmerian battlefield to his coming of age as a warrior in the pivotal Battle of Venarium. Sowing the seeds of the barbarian's momentous career, this chronicle of Conan's youthful conquests—both martial and carnal—also showcases master storytellers Busiek and Ruth's work at its finest.
• "[Ruth's art] is gorgeous to look at, conveying a different but equally lush vision of Cimmeria and the rest of Hyboria."—The Fourth Rail
Kurt Busiek & Brent E. Anderson When dreams and reality collide after a time-traveling super villain causes trouble in the city, a young man faces a tough decision that not even Honor Guard can help him make.
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson Our three-part look into the lives of Astro City “survivors” continues. A woman coping with a devastating loss joins the support group Michael Tenicek has been running for years. But will Michael help her, or will she tear the group apart? For those damaged by life in Astro City, hope and wonder are elusive things. Featuring Honor Guard, the Hanged Man and more.
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson On the run and hunted by the law, Steeljack may be the only man who can save the people of Kiefer Square. And his only chance is the Honor Guard. But will they help a convicted felon?
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson Steeljack’s been trying to stay straight since he got out of jail. But now his only chance to find out who’s been killing small-time super villains may be to go back to the wrong side of the law.