Ron Marz 12-year-old Max Duncan becomes the most powerful boy in the world when he gains the power to absorb the abilities and physical characteristics of any animal he touches. Lost and separated from his family during a vacation in the dense Amazon jungle, Max is chosen by the Earth Spirits as the latest in a long lineage of planetary defenders. Entrusted with a mystical artifact known as the Animus Stone, Max gains the power to absorb the abilities of any animal he touches and transform himself into a human-animal hybrid for seven minutes at a time. Taking on the attributes of lizards, lions, tigers, elephants, spiders, dolphins, and more - sometimes the transformations are gross, weird and bizarre – Max has a power no one else in the world seems to have. Joined by his faithful friends, Chris and Jenny, the three young heroes gradually find a way to use Max’s abilities to protect the planet and all its many creatures.
Ron Marz SILVER SCORPION #1As seen in hundreds of major media outlets around the world, such as Time, Wired, The New York Post, USA Today, Fox News, NPR, Gulf News, Asharq Al-Awsat and more, experience the origin story of the new superhero, "Silver Scorpion." "The comic book will help to establish trust and understanding between cultures, to empower young people with disabilities." – President Bill Clinton, at the 2010 Clinton Global InitiativeThe Silver Scorpion tells the story of a teenager, Bashir Bari, who loses his legs in a tragic accident. Consumed with anger and grief, Bashir retreats into a world of isolation, resentful of the pitiful looks and whispers of strangers. When he accidentally witnesses the murder of Tarek, a mysterious local metal smith, Bashir is unwittingly chosen as the new guardian of an ancient power that has remained hidden for centuries. With new abilities allowing him to manipulate the metal around him, Bashir must now decide how to use this gift and balance the line between justice and vengeance.
Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez, David Baldeon, Mike Bowden, Fico Ossio & Various Authors The smash-hit videogame and toy sensation, Skylanders, makes its comic book debut this fall! This all-new series will focus on fan-favorite characters and features stories tying directly into the videogames that cannot be found anywhere else!
Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez, David Baldeon, Fico Ossio & Various Authors The #1 best-selling video game and toy franchise for the last two years is now a comic! Along with all your favorite Skylanders, this all-new comic series features characters and plots that tie directly into the release of the new Skylanders Trap Team video game! Don’t miss out on a single issue or risk missing the complete story!
Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez, Fico Ossio & Various Authors Now an ongoing series! Skylanders Academy welcomes its entire class of new recruits! But, all the recruits might not be what they seem and it will take the help of Flynn, Tessa and even some of the new recruits themselves to try and expose the secret that could mean ultimate doom!
Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez & Fico Ossio RETURN OF THE DRAGON KING BEGINS! One of Spyro’s most malevolent and powerful enemies makes his Skylanders debut! And nothing Spyro or the rest of the Skylanders do can prepare them for the evil that is about to be unleashed! The return of CLASSIFIED!!!
Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez, Aurelio Mazzara & Fico Ossio A bi-weekly event! The brand-new, three issue story arc, “Legendary”, starts right here! Join us for this special bi-weekly event as some of your favorite Skylander characters face grueling tests, outrageous challenges, and the vilest of villains to gain Legendary status!
Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez, Massimo Asaro & Fico Ossio Now bi-weekly! The brand-new, three-issue story arc, “Legendary,” continues! Join us for this special bi-weekly event as some of your favorite Skylander characters face grueling tests, outrageous challenges, and the vilest of villains to gain Legendary status!
Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez, Salvatore Costanza & Ossio, Fico The brand-new, three issue story arc, “Legendary”, concludes here! Join us for the conclusion of this special bi-weekly event as some of your favorite Skylander characters face grueling tests, outrageous challenges, and the vilest of villains to gain Legendary status!
Ian Edginton, Ron Marz, Bernie Wrightson, Staz Johnson, James Hodgkins, Chris Sprouse & Kevin Nowlan Thirty years ago, James Cameron’s Aliens introduced the world to a new kind of terror. Now, the stories that first brought the Aliens into the DC Universe are back in a horrifying collection! Following the trail of a missing person from Gotham City, Batman travels to the Amazon jungle where he first discovers the horror of the Aliens—but how can the Dark Knight stop them? A few years later, an Alien is discovered in a Gotham City construction site, and it's going to wreak havoc on Arkham Asylum! Thinking the terrifying menace gone, Batman discovers a colony of the relentless killing machines and the unstoppable race of hunters called Predators that have been hidden away on Earth for centuries. With both unearthly menaces poised to overtake the world, only the Dark Knight and Superman can stop them! Finally, the Alien terrors are aboard the Stormwatch space station, and it’s up to the WildC.A.T.s to save the survivors, but can even the WildC.A.T.s win a battle with the Aliens when Stormwatch has already fallen? Collects BATMAN/ALIENS #1-2, BATMAN/ALIENS II #1-3, SUPERMAN/BATMAN VS. ALIENS/PREDATOR #1-2, WILDC.A.T.S/ALIENS #1.
Ron Marz & Denys Cowan STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! It’s a Bat-Family reunion with Bruce, Damian and Jason Todd, so you know things aren’t going to end well – but it gets a lot worse when Batman and Robin have to fight the Extremists!
Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez & Fico Ossio The official story leading into this year’s all-new SKYLANDERS video game! The citizens of Skylands are in their most desperate hour as Kaos begins to tear the world apart with his newfound powers. Spyro and an elite group of Skylanders must enter an ancient and unknown part of Skylands and find the only hope left that can stand against Kaos’ might! The origin story of the next big SKYLANDERS video game starts right here!
Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez, Mike Bowden, David Baldeon, Fico Ossio & Various Authors The #1 kids videogame and hottest-selling toy, SKYLANDERS, is coming to your bookshelf in all-new comic book adventures! Join fan-favorite characters Spyro, Stealth Elf, Trigger Happy, and more in these original, never-before-seen stories that tie directly into the videogames.
Ron Marz John Carter: Warlord of Mars returns in a new monthly series, officially authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.! Superstar writer Ron Marz finally gets to pen the series he has always wanted to write, with amazing new art talent Abhishek Malsuni joining him. Return to the exotic landscape of Barsoom, as John Carter has to save his adopted world, not to mention his beloved Dejah Thoris, from an enemy like no other he has ever faced. John Carter must truly become Warlord of Mars against an adversary who is every bit his equal on the savage red planet. An amazing new era for John Carter of Mars starts here!
Ron Marz Supercharged Skylander Dive-Clops has been deep-sixed! Only one hero stands any chance of saving him, along with all of Skylands—Dive-Clops’ twin brother, Eye-Brawl! The Eyes have it in this family feud!
Ron Marz It's underwater adventure as Dive-Clops and his aquatic battle tank, Dive Bomber, take on mysterious denizens of the deep who are threatening to submerge all of Skylands! The "eyes" have it as deep-water doom looms!
Ron Marz & Abhishek Malsuni Alien invaders are on the verge of conquering all Barsoom. Only one man stands between them and the planet's annihilation: John Carter, Warlord of Mars. But John is marooned deep in the Martian wastes, confronted by a savage white ape. Even if he survives, how will he return to the side of his beloved Dejah Thoris in time to save his adopted world? Ron Marz finally tackles the series he's always wanted to write, teaming with rising artistic star Abhishek Malsuni for the best Barsoom ever!
Ron Marz The ever-scheming Thanos forges unlikely alliances! But what secret mission could lead Rhino, Super-Skrull, Titanium Man and more to join Thanos's new team of would-be Defenders? That's exactly what the Silver Surfer and Captain Mar-Vell's son, Legacy, need to find out! To face the Galactus-level threat of the terrible Tyrant, who will join Thanos's cause? Legacy? Terrax the Tamer? Jack of Hearts? What about Ganymede, last of the Spinsterhood and sworn enemy of Tyrant? Where do the loyalties of Morg, Herald of Galactus lie? And most important: Does Thanos carry a world-shaking secret agenda? The battle begins as the cosmic firmament holds its breath. But in a war between two evils, either outcome may result in death! Collecting Secret Defenders #12-14 and Cosmic Powers #1-6.
Ron Marz & Bernie Wrightson He's seen many faces of terror from his years watching over Gotham City—he's seen murderous clowns, strange creatures and all forms of psychopathic killers. But he's never seen anything like this. Amongst the Mayan ruins of the Amazon forest, the Dark Knight of Gotham is out of his element as he faces an intergalactic infestation of…Aliens!
Ron Marz & Abhishek Malsun Alien invaders have conquered John Carter's adopted world of Barsoom. John Carter endeavors to reach the occupied city of Helium, where his beloved Dejah Thoris is held captive by the invaders. But Dejah Thoris is no princess-in-peril, as she hatches a plot to escape from her captors and lead her people in bloody rebellion! Classic planetary adventure in tradition of grand master Edgar Rice Burroughs!
Ron Marz & Mike Manley STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Is it time to say goodbye to Ted Kord and Martian Manhunter forever? It is if the heroes of the Kingdom Come universe have anything to say about it!
Marco Galli, Sunny Gho, Jared Liffreing, Ron Marz, Troy Peteri, Whilce Portacio, Arif Priyanto, Joe Weems & Ryan Winn Separately, thirteen mystical Artifacts will guide the fate of the Universe. Together, thirteen Artifacts will end the Universe! When a mysterious antagonist kidnaps Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado, Armageddon is put into motion! Starring virtually every character in the Top Cow Universe, this is a series for diehard fans and new readers alike. The second chapter brings to a head the primal conflict of faith versus technology when characters from Cyberforce enter the stage! Written by Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Magdalena) and featuring art by Whilce Portacio (Uncanny X-Men, The Darkness), this volume collects Artifacts #5-8 along with character profiles, a beautiful cover gallery, behind-the-scenes extras, and much more!
Ron Marz & Abhishek Malsuni With John Carter lost and presumed dead in the Martian desert, his enemy's triumph is all but assured. But who is Captain Joshua Clark of Earth, and why does his hatred for John Carter know no bounds? As Dejah Thoris prays for her warlord's safe return, the shocking origin of John Carter's arch-enemy is finally revealed! Superstar writer Ron Marz and rising-star artist Abhishek Malsuni continue their acclaimed, official run!
Michael Gaydos, Saurav Mahopatra, Ron Marz, Troy Peteri & Stjepan Sejic Sara Pezzini is once more in sole control of the powerful, mystical gauntlet known as the Witchblade. After a dangerous encounter with the emerald-haired robotic assassin Aphrodite IV, Pezzini is immediately pulled into the prelude for the earth-shattering events of Artifacts. Included in this volume are Sara's encounter with Abigail van Alstine, the Necromancer, a prophetic fairy tale, and the loss of family.
Diego Bernard, Ron Marz, Troy Peteri, Filip Sablik, Tim Seeley, Stjepan Sejic & Michael Turner END OF AN ERA! Longtime scribe Ron Marz (Artifacts, Magdalena) and artistic partner Stjepan Sejic (Broken Trinity) conclude their critically acclaimed run on Witchblade. In this volume, Sara Pezzini must defeat the ancient Babylonian goddess-queen Tiamat, who has returned after centuries with an ax to grind with the Witchblade bearer. Also in this volume, the oversized, landmark 150th issue of Witchblade where Internal Affairs closes in on Sara''s mystical secret, forcing her to choose between her role as Witchblade bearer and detective. Collects Witchblade #145-150.
Phil Hester, Rob Levin, Ron Marz, Troy Peteri & Stjepan Sejic In 2007, Top Cow unleashed First Born, hailed by critics as "a quality mini-series," "required reading," and "an epic adventure." That storyline changed the Top Cow Universe forever. But that was just the beginning... Broken Trinity brings together the Witchblade, The Darkness, and The Angelus once more, but this time the stakes are even higher as a new artifact is discovered, forever upsetting the balance of power. By the conclusion of this story, two major new players will be introduced into the Top Cow Universe, while at least one established character will be gone forever!
Eric Basaldua, Michael Broussard, Sunny Gho, Jason Gorder, Ron Marz, Troy Peteri, Sal Regla, Stjepan Sejic, Felix Serrano & Joe Weems Separately, thirteen mystical Artifacts will guide the fate of the Universe. Together, thirteen Artifacts will end the Universe! When a mysterious antagonist kidnaps Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado, Armageddon is put into motion. Starring virtually every character in the Top Cow Universe, this is a series for diehard fans and new readers alike. Written by Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Magdalena) and featuring art by Michael Broussard (The Darkness), this volume collects Artifacts #1-4 along with the Free Comic Book Day #0 issue, a beautiful cover gallery, behind-the-scenes extras, and much more! "It's loud, widescreen comic book mayhem that sticks to the roof of your brain!"
Alisa Kwitney, Tom Peyer, Steve Pugh, Ron Marz, Fabian Nicieza, Tony Bedard, Phil Winslade, Klaus Janson, Denys Cowan & Steve Yeowell STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DC UNIVERSE! Once, there were infinite Earths. Then there came a Crisis… a Zero Hour… a Flashpoint. Worlds lived. Worlds died. But some worlds must now fight for their future—in the Convergence! The evil alien intelligence known as Brainiac has stolen 50 doomed cities from throughout time and space and sealed them behind impenetrable domes. Now, after a year, the domes will come down—and the heroes and villains of 50 dead worlds must battle to be the last one standing! In this volume: THE ATOM: It’s Atomic fusion as Ray Palmer joins forces with Ryan Choi against the man who killed him—Deathstroke the Terminator! SPEED FORCE: Wally West leads the Flash Family in a race to protect their city against the onslaught of Flashpoint’s warmongering Wonder Woman! THE TITANS: With their team in tatters, Starfire, Donna Troy and Arsenal are the last line of defense against the world-conquering Extremists! BATMAN AND ROBIN: It’s up to a dysfunctional Bat-family—the Dark Knight Detective, his son Damian and his prodigal protégé Jason Todd—to stop an Extremist invasion of Gotham City! HARLEY QUINN: When the going gets tough, the tough get crazy—which is why Harley Quinn is teaming with Poison Ivy and Catwoman against Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew! The legends of the pre-Flashpoint DC Universe make a last stand against threats from worlds both brutal and bizarre in CONVERGENCE: FLASHPOINT BOOK TWO!
Ron Marz & Michel Lacombe Ion is the chosen one of the Green Lantern Corps, whose coming was foretold as a prophecy in the Book of Oa. But now that Kyle Rayner has been possessed by Parallax, can he ever bear the mantle of Ion again, as he did in the past? Or will it pass to a completely new bearer?
Matt Haley, Ron Marz, Troy Peteri, Filip Sablik, Stjepan Sejic, Tony Shasteen & Matthew Dow Smith New York City Detective Sara Pezzini is once more in sole control of the powerful, mystical gauntlet known as the Witchblade. She is finally returning to normal, only Sara's version of "normal" includes investigating the city's strangest mystical crimes. Included in this volume is a mystery with "Paper Monsters", a solo adventure with Sara's partner and boyfriend Patrick Gleason, and a retelling of Sara's origin story. Collects the full storyline from Witchblade #140-143 and the over-sized fifteenth anniversary issue #144. Written by series author Ron Marz (Artifacts, Magdalena) with art by regular series artist Stjepan Sejic (Angelus) and special guest artist Matthew Dow Smith (Doctor Who). Features a complete cover gallery, a behind-the-scenes section, and more!
Imaginary Friends Studios, Sami Basari, Ian Edginton, Nathan Fairbairn, Rick Leonardi, Ron Marz, Dave McCaig, Kevin Nowlan, Troy Peteri, Luke Ross, Steve Sadowski & Stjepan Sejic First Born, the biggest event of 2007, is collected in this trade paperback along with key subsequent issues of Witchblade. Written by Ron Marz (Ion, Samurai: Heaven and Earth) and featuring art by a hit parade of artists such as Luke Ross, Steve Sadowski, Rick Leonardi, Kevin Nowlan, Stjepan Sejic, and Sami Basri, this volume collects the entire epic storyline which revealed the father of Sara Pezzini's mysterious child, the child's significance, and shook the Top Cow Universe to the core. Collecting Witchblade #110-115, First Born #1-3, and a cover gallery for a massive nine-issue trade paperback.
Kalman Andrasofszky, Michael Atiyeh, Michael Broussard, John Tyler Christopher, Tom Feister, Sunny Gho, Gina Going, Michael Golden, Dale Keown, Ron Marz, Troy Peteri, Whilce Portacio, Arif Prianto, Filip Sablik, Stjepan Sejic, Marc Silvestri, Mukesh Singh, Phil Smith & Joe Weems Sara Pezzini no longer possesses the Witchblade. Realizing the danger it would attract to her unborn child, Sara chose to give up the powerful Artifact and passed it to a new bearer, Danielle Baptiste, who is still learning to control the Witchblade. The child's impending birth has set into motion events that will lead to war between the Angelus and the Darkness, the primal forces of Light and Dark in the universe.
Roy Thomas & Ron Marz The Master of the Mystic Arts revives the original non-team - and this time they're more secret than ever! To save the world from the threats they'll never know existed, Doctor Strange uses magical tarot cards to select the perfect team for every mission - and he's stacked the deck with all the greatest and grittiest heroes of the nineties to draw from! Wolverine! Spider-Man! Captain America! Hulk! Scarlet Witch! Silver Surfer! Punisher! War Machine! Darkhawk! Sleepwalker! By the Vishanti, they're all here - and plenty more besides - to face down macabre menaces both demonic and otherworldly. Evildoers like Roadkill, Dreadlox and Xandu wielding the Wand of Watoomb! It's the Sorcerer Supreme and a gathering of heroes, defending the Earth - just don't tell anybody! COLLECTING: SECRET DEFENDERS 1-11.
Ron Marz & Abhishek Malsuni John Carter has crossed the vast deserts of Mars to find his beloved Dejah Thoris. But have they been reunited only to die together? John's sworn enemy, Union officer Captain Joshua Clark, will not rest until the Warlord of Mars is dead! Writer Ron Marz continues his acclaimed run as "Invaders of Mars" builds toward its epic conclusion.
Jana Cook, Sunny Gho, Jeremy Haun, Dale Keown, Ron Marz, Troy Peteri, Filip Sablik & Phil Smith THE EPIC CONCLUSION! Over a year in the making, the final act of Top Cow's landmark ARTIFACTS is finally collected. The mysterious Survivor has been revealed and his plan exposed, but with the Artifact bearers evenly split is it possible for anyone to truly triumph? And what role will the deadly Thirteenth Bearer play in the final battle? RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, MAGDALENA) and artists JEREMY HAUN (Detective Comics) and DALE KEOWN (THE DARKNESS/PITT) take the entire Top Cow Universe to the brink of destruction and beyond! Collects ARTIFACTS #9-#13
Ron Marz & Bernie Wrightson Everything they are, everything they do, is designed to propagate their species. And everything he does is designed to protect life, especially human life. Deep in the Amazon jungle, the two will collide. Human against inhuman. Man against beast. Batman against Alien. Don't miss this exciting, pulse-pounding conclusion as the Dark Knight Detective confronts the ultimate horror!
Ron Marz & Adriana Melo Green Lantern Kyle Rayner has been taken over by the terrifying Parallax entity and wrestles with his own demons in this ''Sinestro Corps War'' crossover special! Dissect what led Kyle to his downfall and catch a glimpse at the evil of the Parallax entity.
Ron Marz & Stjepen Sejic THE HIT FANTASY EPIC CONTINUES! The balance of power in the kingdom of Palladia is threatened, as schemers plot to overthrow the rightful king. Amid this turmoil, a sorcerer named Stein Phais and a dragon rider named Lynn de Luctes are Wanderers, blessed with great power and destinies that can shape the fate of nations. How long will it be before they are drawn into the conflict?
Eric Basaldua, Marco Castillo, Barbara Ciardo, Jay Faerber, Rob Levin, Ron Marz, Troy Peteri, Stjepan Sejic, Marc Silvestri & John Starr The acclaimed new era of Witchblade continues! This volume collects Witchblade #121 - #124, as well as the special Free Comic Book Day issue 'Broken Trinity: Prelude' and the story 'If Looks Could Kill' from the first Witchblade Annual. This volume also features a stunning cover gallery as well as a sketchbook and scripts!