BATMAN'S #1000 APPEARANCE!
After 80+ years, the 1000th issue featuring Batman is here!
This spectacular milestone issue is full of action packed adventure written and illustrated by the most famous Batman creative teams.
Detective Comics #1027: The Deluxe Edition collects the much-lauded landmark issue Detective Comics #1027. This edition also features a bonus gallery loaded with variant covers.
• Dear Justice League
• Superman of Smallville
• Black Canary: Ignite
• The Secret Spiral of Swamp
Dear Justice League shows the World's Greatest Heroes answering fan letters while fighting for justice. Superman of Smallville is about Clark Kent's efforts to become a hero...secretly. Black Canary: Ignite stars 13-year-old Dinah Lance, determined to win a battle of the bands while discovering her own heroic destiny. The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid is written from the point of view of Russell Weinwright, who's trying to learn why he's half-kid, half-swamp-creature.
This new format comes in a slipcase, and is the perfect gift for any middle-grade reader!
Clark Kent's parents are brutally murdered, causing a young boy to grow up to become...Batman? Superman as a grizzled loner trying to save the world from destruction? The Man of Steel as a medieval knight? In Elseworlds, anything is possible.
These reimagined alternate histories of the Man of Steel are all now here in one collection for the first time ever in SUPERMAN: ELSEWORLDS VOL. 1. Included are many tales either never before included in graphic novel form or long out of print, including SSUPERMAN: SPEEDING BULLETS, SUPERMAN: KAL, SUPERMAN: DISTANT FIRES, SUPERMAN: A NATION DIVIDED, SUPERMAN, INC. and SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE WORLDS.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Celebrate the legacy of The Empire Strikes Back with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film featuring new perspectives from forty acclaimed authors.
On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists:
• Austin Walker explores the unlikely partnership of bounty hunters Dengar and IG-88 as they pursue Han Solo.
• Hank Green chronicles the life of a naturalist caring for tauntauns on the frozen world of Hoth.
• Tracy Deonn delves into the dark heart of the Dagobah cave where Luke confronts a terrifying vision.
• Martha Wells reveals the world of the Ugnaught clans who dwell in the depths of Cloud City.
• Mark Oshiro recounts the wampa's tragic tale of loss and survival.
• Seth Dickinson interrogates the cost of serving a ruthless empire aboard the bridge of a doomed Imperial starship.
Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from:
Tom Angleberger, Sarwat Chadda, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Katie Cook, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Rob Hart, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R. F. Kuang, C. B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel José Older, Amy Ratcliffe, Beth Revis, Lilliam Rivera, Cavan Scott, Emily Skrutskie, Karen Strong, Anne Toole, Catherynne M. Valente, Django Wexler, Kiersten White, Gary Whitta, Brittany N. Williams, Charles Yu, Jim Zub
All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books—valued at $1,000,000—to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education.
For seventy-five years, Lois Lane has been one of the most iconic characters in comics. In celebration of her contributions to the DC Universe and life as a pop-culture icon, DC Comics is proud to present this new hardcover anthology collecting some of Lois Lane's greatest stories.
This Lois Lane Anthology collects: Action Comics #1-2, #6, #484, #600, #662, Adventures of Superman #631, All-Star Superman #2-3, Man of Steel #2, Showcase #9, Superman #29, #33-34, #58, #168, Superman 80-Page Giant 2011, Superman: Lois Lane #1, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #5, #16, #23, #42, #106, and Wonder Woman #170.
Written by: Jerry Siegel, Cary Bates, John Byrne, Roger Stern, Greg Rucka, Grant Morrison, Whitney Ellsworth, William Woolfolk, Jeph Loeb, Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover, Barbara Kesel, Robert Kanigher, Phil Jimenez, Joe Kelly, and Others.
Art by: Joe Shuster, Curt Swan, Kurt Schaffenberger, Bob McLeod, Matthew Clark, Renato Guedes, Frank Quitely, John Byrne, Al Plastino, Ed Dobrotka, Sam Citron, Wayne Boring, Ed McGuinness, Amilcar Pinna, Amanda Conner, Werner Roth, Phil Jimenez, and Others.
A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 WORLD FANTASY AWARD
Unearth the enchanting origins of fantasy fiction with a collection of tales as vast as the tallest tower and as mysterious as the dark depths of the forest.
Fantasy stories have always been with us. They illuminate the odd and the uncanny, the wondrous and the fantastic: all the things we know are lurking just out of sight—on the other side of the looking-glass, beyond the music of the impossibly haunting violin, through the twisted trees of the ancient woods. Other worlds, talking animals, fairies, goblins, demons, tricksters, and mystics: these are the elements that populate a rich literary tradition that spans the globe. A work composed both of careful scholarship and fantastic fun, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy is essential reading for anyone who’s never forgotten the stories that first inspired feelings of astonishment and wonder.
*Stories by pillars of the genre like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, Christina Rossetti, L. Frank Baum, Robert E. Howard, and J. R. R. Tolkien
*Fantastical offerings from literary giants including Edith Wharton, Leo Tolstoy, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Vladimir Nabokov, Hermann Hesse, and W.E.B. Du Bois
*Rare treasures from Asian, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Native American traditions
*New translations, including fourteen stories never before in English
*Beautifully Bizarre Creatures! *Strange New Worlds Just Beyond the Garden Path!
*Fairy Folk and Their Dark Mischief! *Seriously Be Careful—Do Not Trust Those Fairies!
From Ann and Jeff VanderMeer comes The Big Book of Modern Fantasy: a true horde of tales sure to delight fans, scholars -- even the greediest of dragons. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL.
Step through a shimmering portal . . . a worn wardrobe door . . . a schism in sky . . . into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties--and beyond, into the twenty-first century--the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English.
From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest.
Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories.
Quite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time—past, present, and future!
What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you’ll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds.
· Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin
· An unearthed sci-fi story from W. E. B. Du Bois
· The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in twenty years
· A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Cixin Liu
· Space battles!
· Technology gone wrong!
· Technology gone right!