Today I received a copy of Gotham Central HC 3 in the mail. I got it from a marketplace seller on Amazon for $5.95, before shipping. I figured when it said it was in used/like new condition that it would be, you know, used. Hot damn! It was still sealed!
Now I just have to get volume 4, so they can announce an omnibus.
Edit: my mistake. The invoice said new. But still, you can imagine why I'd be skeptical.
Last edited by Enormouse; 01-26-2013 at 03:50 PM.
Bolland's art in Camelot certainly looks very different compared to TKJ, which has absolutely beautiful art.
There is a God. And he hates us all.
Basically this sorcerer upsets the natural order of the universe which in response gives four people who were recently killed super powers (earth, fire, water, air). They don't really fight crime as a typical super team but rather the first volume, which was about 25-30 issues is their long battle with the sorcerer.
There was a second volume and part of it takes place in the distant future in which the four have gone separate ways and, I think, sort of oversee society. That went 25-30 issues but didn't finish.
All of this by the way was building up to what they called the Oblivion Wars.
So, vol 3, which was supposed to be about the war, started. We never get the end of volume 2, but there was an ending. At the time, Willingham said he'd eventually get around telling it. Vol 3 went three issues.
There were other mini-series, too. Something about vampires, but, again, it was never completed.
Then Comico went into the toilet and none of this stuff ever got wrapped up.
In the late 1990s, Willingham then wrote and drew a black and white comic called Pantheon published by Lone Star Press. I think it was 12 issues. In a way this was a retelling of the series, according to him, and it did get complete. I think there were some spin-offs of that, too.
There is a trade paperback that you can probably get on the cheap that collects Justice Machine Annual 1 (first appearance) and then Elementals 1-5. I don't think the one book does the series justice, but it's worth reading.
This was a very violent, dark (with a number of sexual elements) series, first published in 1984. People talk about Watchmen and Dark Knight breaking boundaries, but this is where it started.
I actually tracked down all of it about 15 years back and read it. Again, it's not complete, but still enjoyable. I've since sold it, but you can probably get the floppies on Ebay for cheap.
Well, this is interesting. It appears that there's a Superman/Batman Absolute Edition on the way that includes issues 1-13:
Also, with all of this talk of Golden Age stuff, there's a Golden Age Superman Omnibus coming in May:
Hopefully, DC follows suit with some stuff for classic Batman.
Anybody know what kind of extras does Absolute All-Star Superman have?