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BRITISH COMIC BOOK INVASION SC

(W) Jochen Ecke

In the 1980s, as comics readers grew older, fans started calling for more sophisticated stories. They were also no longer just following the adventures of popular characters; writers and artists with distinctive styles were in demand. DC Comics and Marvel went looking for such mavericks and found them in the United Kingdom. Creators like Alan Moore (Watchmen, Saga of the Swamp Thing), Grant Morrison (The Invisibles, Flex Mentallo) and GARTH ENNIS (Preacher) migrated from the anarchical British comics industry to the U.S. mainstream and shook up the status quo yet came to rely on the genius of the American system.

HITMAN TP #1

(W) GARTH ENNIS (A) John McCrea (CA) John McCrea

Hitman is back! On the back streets of Gotham City, ex-military operative Tommy Monaghan has set himself up as a hired gun. Surrounded by his own rat pack of friends and allies, the Hitman with a heart must deal with personal conflicts over honor and morals as he makes a living with a gun. But even with the telepathic ability to read his targets' minds, he still finds himself in over his head when he runs into some of Gotham's most notorious citizens, such as the Demon, The Joker and Batman. Collects HITMAN #1-8, THE DEMON ANNUAL #2, HITMAN ANNUAL #1 and a story from BATMAN CHRONICLES #4.

PREACHER TP #1

(W) GARTH ENNIS (A) Steve Dillon (CA) Glenn Fabry

PREACHER #1-12-plus pinups from PREACHER #50 and #66-are collected in this new paperback that introduces Preacher Jesse Custer, Cassidy and Tulip. Disillusioned with his own beliefs, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country in search of God, who has abandoned heaven.