Know Your Heroes: The Toughest Characters in Comic Books (Part 1)


They laugh in the face of danger and are tougher than leather! Who are they? They're the toughest characters in comics, and Natasha Vineyard has them! Click the above video to discover who made the list and then take a deeper dive below.

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(W) Jeph Loeb (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
In this classic tale, Batman sets out to learn the identity of the mysterious villain known as Hush. But Batman ends up facing the most intense case of his life as secrets from his past flood into the present! Guest-starring the Dark Knight's greatest allies and enemies, this collection presents BATMAN #608-619, a six-page story from Wizard #0 and a two-page origin story that originally appeared at in a new edition with a new cover by superstar artist Jim Lee!
In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
SRP: $29.99
(W) Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, Alan Grant (A) Graham Nolan, Jim Aparo, Norm Breyfogle, Mike Manley, Tom Mandrake, Tom Grindberg, Michael Netzer, Jim Balent, Klaus Janson, Bret Blevins, Eduardo Barreto, Trevor Scott, Bob Wiacek, Joe Rubenstein, Dick Giordano, Rick Burchett, Scott Hanna, Terry Austin, Luke McDonnell (CA) Kelley Jones
With his city under siege, Batman pushes himself to the breaking point as he takes on the Joker, the Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, the Riddler and the Scarecrow, one after another. But things get worse when Bane, the man behind this madness, attacks an exhausted Batman! This new title collects Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1, Batman #484-500, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #16-18, Detective #654-666, Showcase '93 #7-8
In Shops: Apr 12, 2017
SRP: $99.99
(W) Brian Maruca, Jim Rugg (A/CA) Jim Rugg
Harry Potter, Bruce Wayne, Annie, and Oliver Twist can get lost; there's a new orphan in town! Homeless teenager, Jesse "Street Angel" Sanchez cuts school and uses her skateboard and kung-fu action to fight ninja gangbangers, mad scientists, cops, time-traveling pirates, J-horror cliches, an evil version of her future self, ancient gods, rednecks, and hunger! Funny, violent, irreverent - everything you love in comic books (except sex). The creators of Afrodisiac present the Princess of Poverty, Street Angel!
In Shops: Jan 28, 2015
SRP: $19.95
PREVIEWS Page #250
(W) Frank Miller (A/CA) Frank Miller
Legendary artist Frank Miller opened a noir opus in Sin City. This critically acclaimed triumph-honored by both an Eisner Award and the prestigious National Cartoonists' Award-combines the pulp intensity of writers like Spillane and Cain with the gritty graphic storytelling that only Miller can deliver. Sin City is the place-tough as leather and dry as tinder. Love is the fuel, and the now-infamous character Marv has the match ... not to mention a "condition." He's gunning after Goldie's killer, so it's time to watch this town burn!
  •  Sin City will be a major motion picture in 2005, directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, SpyKids) and featuring a cast of Hollywood all-stars.
  • The upcoming Frank Miller's Sin City motion-picture will be based on three Sin City titles: Sin City: The Hard Goodbye; Sin City: The Big Fat Kill; and Sin City: That Yellow Bastard.
  • All of the Sin City titles will be redesigned by award-winning book designer, Chip Kidd.
  • In Shops: Feb 16, 2005
    SRP: $17.00
    PREVIEWS Page #16
    (W) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (A/CA) Steve Ditko
        Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created an unabashed cultural phenomenon in the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Their pitch-perfect blend of Peter Parker's everyday woes and Spider-Man's never-say-die adventures was something undeniably special. And after years of perfecting that formula, they unleashed the definitive Spider-Man masterpiece: the Master Planner saga! Putting Spider-Man through the most wrenching experience of his career, Lee and Ditko defined the spirit of a hero that has inspired millions. This Epic Collection has that complete story and so much more in store: the first appearance of Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's high-school graduation and landmark battles with the Green Goblin - plus a spellbinding team-up with that other famous Lee/Ditko creation, Doctor Strange! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #18-38 and ANNUAL #2.
    All Ages
    In Shops: Dec 21, 2016
    SRP: $39.99
    (W) Akira Toriyama (A/CA) Akira Toriyama
    In Shops: Oct 28, 2015
    SRP: $9.99
    (W) Frank Miller (A) Klaus Janson (A/CA) Frank Miller
    It's the thirtieth anniversary of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, and now DC Comics presents this classic title in a newly redesigned edition! Ten years after an aging Batman retired, Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenaged Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman. The original 4-issue miniseries is presented here in its entirety.
    In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
    SRP: $19.99
    DC PREVIEWS Page #135

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