When supervillains get caught, it's up to the government to keep the bad guys in captivity. Amanda Waller, a tough-as-nails federal agent, has other plans. She's heading up Task Force X (aka, the Suicide Squad) as an ultimatum to the world's biggest villains. You either go on her shady, near-impossible missions in the name of democracy, or rot in jail. And one other thing: Most operatives don't make it back alive! Starring some of the most popular villains in the DCU, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bronze Tiger, Nightshade, Rick Flag and more, these original Suicide Squad issues from John Ostrander were considered some of the most cutting edge comics to date. Many of these characters live on today, including those featured in the upcoming Suicide Squad film from Warner Bros, releasing August 2016. It collects Suicide Squad numbered 16-22.
et the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focusing on the years that follow "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"! After the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge--one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith. Rise, Darth Vader! COLLECTING: STAR WARS: REPUBLIC 78-80; STAR WARS: PURGE, PURGE - SECONDS TO DIE, PURGE - THE HIDDEN BLADE ONE-SHOTS; STAR WARS: PURGE - THE TYRANT'S FIST 1-2; STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND 1-5; STAR WARS: DARK TIMES 1-5
The Suicide Squad has always been held in check by their leader Amanda Waller. But it becomes clear that Waller is sending her agents on missions in the pursuit of her own private agenda called The Janus Directive. Soon other governments and super-villain teams become involved and all-out chaos errupts. Who controls the one who controls the super-villains? It collects CHECKMATE numbered 15-18, SUICIDE SQUAD numbered 27-30, MANHUNTER numbered 14, FIRESTORM numbered 86, and, CAPTAIN ATOM numbered 30.
The sixth volume of John Ostrander's classic run of the SUICIDE SQUAD iscollected here! Since their disbandment, the Suicide Squad members have gonetheir separate ways. Now it's up to the unlikely team of Amanda Waller and theDark Knight to bring them back together. Later, in order to prevent aconfrontation between American and Soviet forces in the war-torn countryVlatava, Batman and the Suicide Squad head to Europe. Collects SUICIDE SQUAD#39-48.
The seventh volume of John Ostrander's classic run of the SUICIDE SQUAD is collected here! In this newest volume, Amanda Waller puts together a special team that includes Suicide Squad founding members Nemesis, Nightshade, Bronze Tiger and Deadshot for a personal mission to preserve the legacy of Rick Flag! Who will make it out alive?SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 7 collects issues #50-58 of the classic series.
The Force unleashed! The Empire's power is at its peak - but not every problem requires military might. Sometimes all you need is the right agent, in the right place, with the willingness to get the job done. An agent like Jahan Cross! But when Boba Fett is framed for murder, Cross finds himself in a situation that even he may not be able to handle! Plus, learn the origin of Vader's secret apprentice, the deadly Starkiller - a story of treachery, deception and the overwhelming power of the Force. And witness the early years of Leia Organa! COLLECTING: STAR WARS AGENT OF THE EMPIRE - IRON ECLIPSE (2011) 1-5; STAR WARS AGENT OF THE EMPIRE - HARD TARGETS (2012) 1-5; STAR WARS THE FORCE UNLEASHED (2008) GN; STAR WARS THE FORCE UNLEASHED II (2010) GN; MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS TALES (1999) 11, 15; A DECADE OF DARK HORSE (1996) 2
Cade Skywalker and his crew are back to their old pirating ways, but soon find themselves stranded on Tatooine - with a trio of Black Sun assassins on their trail! Elsewhere, Imperial deep-cover agent Morrigan Corde has plans of her own. She'll stop at nothing to fi nd Cade...but the ghost of Luke Skywalker just might find him first! Meanwhile, with Darth Krayt missing, the evil Sith Darth Wyyrlok has proclaimed himself the new emperor of the galaxy. But the other Sith have their own ideas! And when the overthrown Empire-in-exile prepares to take back control of the galaxy with their own Force users, will the Jedi join them to defeat a common enemy? In the far future of Star Wars, nothing is what it seems!COLLECTING: STAR WARS LEGACY (2006) 37-40, 42-50; STAR WARS LEGACY - WAR (2010) 1-6
The origins of the Jedi order are revealed! Journey all the way back to the beginning, more than 25,000 years before the saga of the Skywalkers, and discover how the Jedi began! Before lightsabers, before hyperspace travel, before the Jedi's message spread throughout the galaxy. When connections to the Force were strange and new. There, on a distant planet, a group of beings strive to balance the mysterious Force. Behold the Jee'dai! But a stranger is coming, one who has a connection to the Force all his own - and the doors to the galaxy are about to swing wide open!
Written by the legendary John Ostrander and Peter Milligan with art by Jim Aparo, investigate alongside Batman as he cracks cases from classic 90s comics. Uncover the mysteries of which perpetrators are claiming to be Batman, bizarre disasters, persuasive killers, The Golem of Gotham story arc, and much more! Featuring classic Gotham characters, the iconic Bat gadgets, a reprint of Bill Finger and Bob Kane s The Case of the Chemical Syndicate, and even Bathound s first appearance this collection delivers on all fronts! Collects Detective Comics #622-633.
Batman: The Penguin collects everything Penguin! From the first time we meet him in Batman #155 in 1963, follow his bombastic beginnings as he becomes one of Gotham City s meanest villains! Collects Batman #155, Batman #374, Batman #548, Batman #549, Batman Arkham: Penguin #1, Detective Comics #610, Detective Comics #611, Detective Comics #824, Joker s Asylum: Penguin #1, and Penguin Triumphant #1.