Category: Cult Comic Essentials

Flash: The Return of Barry Allen

The Return of Barry Allen originally appeared in The Flash #74-79 but is now also available in trade paperback. As  the story opens it is Christmas Eve and Jay Garrick (the original Flash) and Wally West (the third Flash) are enjoy the Christmas Eve with their better halves Joan and Linda […]

Operation: Galactic Storm

Operation: Galactic Storm begins in Captain America #398 (March 1992) with the kidnapping of Rick Jones by Shi’ar agents intent on recovering Kree artifacts to aid them in the construction of a super weapon. In the course of rescuing Jones, Captain America discovers that a conflict has begun between […]

Armageddon 2001

The year is 2051, the DC Universe has become a bleak, dystopian future ruled over by Monarch – an oppressive tyrant. The people of Earth are unhappy and fear Monarch, in particular a scientist named Matthew Ryder, who just so happens to be an expert on temporal studies. Ryder is convinced he […]

Crisis on Infinite Earths

It was the cross-over to end all cross-overs! Finally the various conflicting origins and stories of the DC universe were explained as a Multiverse. The multiverse contained many parallel universes and alternate versions of the characters, with the primary DC continuity referred to as Earth-1. Crisis on Infinite Earths was […]

Manhunter (1988) Issues 1-24

Mark Shaw was a public defender, unhappy about how easily criminals manipulated the system and got off without punishment. Shaw’s uncle Desmond introduced him to an ancient sect of crime fighters called the Manhunters. Shaw contacted the Grand Master, the sect’s leader, through a magical lion medallion. Shortly, […]

Infinity War

After Adam Warlock returned in Infinity Gauntlet, the Magus wasn’t far behind. The struggle for ultimate power over the universe continues when a host of evil twins overwhelm all the Superheroes. Will the universe be saved or destroyed, or even both?

Infinity Watch – Volume 1

Run the Gauntlet from War to Crusade in this essential companion to Jim Starlin’s Infinity Trilogy! In the aftermath of INFINITY GAUNTLET, Adam Warlock wears the almighty glove – but no single being should wield all six gems. Adam recruits his most trusted allies to guard one each […]

Thanos: Infinity Revelation

There is an imbalance in the universe. And since his latest return from oblivion, Thanos himself feels…incomplete. Now, the so-called Mad Titan would put both wrongs right. The revelatory waters of the Infinity Well lead Thanos on a new quest, with a once-sworn enemy at his side. A […]

Titans Hunt

After having visions of a Teen Titans team the world has never known, in the aftermath of Convergence, the Titan called Lilith is compelled to set out to warn Dick Grayson, Roy Harper, Donna Troy and an Atlantean named Garth of something dark and sinister that she believes […]

Blue Devil (June 1984 – Dec. 1986)

Blue Devil was created by was created by Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn, and Paris Cullins and first appeared in a special insert published in Fury of Firestorm #24 (June 1984) which led directly into Blue Devil #1, (June 1984) which ran for 32 issues (including 1 Annual). In Blue Devil we […]

The Complete Concrete

A political speech writer is kidnapped by aliens while on a camping trip trying to get over his divorce. He wakes to find himself trapped in a powerful body of stone. Escaping from the aliens he attempts to lead a heroic magnificent life using the strength given by […]

Earth X

From Alex Ross and Jim Krueger comes Earth X, one of a number of planets implanted with a gestating Celestial egg. About ten years after the end of the heroic age, Black Bolt releases the mutagenic Terrigen Mists into Earth’s atmosphere, seeking to transform humanity into Inhumans so that his people would not suffer […]

Animal Man

Written by Grant Morrison and art by Chas Truog, Tom Grummett and Doug Hazlewood This edition collects the bizarre adventures of Animal Man, a second-rate super hero struggling with real-life issues and moral dilemmas. Buddy Baker is a caring husband, devoted father, animal activist and super-powered being. But […]