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Full Color | Part 1 of 5 Written by J.M. DeMatteis Art by Mike Ploog Twelve year old Cody DiMaro's best friend is Paul Brightfield and Paul Brightfield isn't human: He's the last of The Old Ones, ancient elemental beings from The Time Before when no man walked the Earth and magic was a given and Cody is the only one in all the world who knows Paul's secret. One October night, Paul vanishes...at the same moment that a massive cocoon burrows up out of the earth: Within the cocoon lies a hate-filled creature that will soon destroy Cody's life and everyone he loves...
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The Bwa-ha-hilarity continues! Featuring Giffen and DeMatteis doing a full-blown Justice League-styled super team their way, with characters entirely of their own creation! The Brigade comes together to stop a globe-threatening villain, only to break into smaller sub-divided teams on sub-missions fighting smaller threats. Piecing together a larger puzzle, in this issue everything begins to come together and make sense, as the Planetary Brigade begins to answer this question: why won't Harry Cutter die? Bonus: a pin-up by the legendary Silver Age great, Sal Buscema!
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More Giffen and DeMatteis Bwaha-ha-ha hilarity. A sister book to HeroSquared. The Planetary Brigade is a group of heroes fronted by Squared's Captain Valor and Grim Knight. Meet Mr. Brilliant - earth has never met a smarter, or more smug, hero. Earth Goddess - by day, she's a sweet, unassuming wallflower, but when the Earth needs her, she turns into a gargantuan guardian of the planet. Purring Pussycat -sweet, sexy... what's she hiding? The Third Eye - spiritual mystic. The Mauve Visitor - strange visitor from another world, or cute little Smurf-like dude? Together, there're in a league all their own.
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Captain Valor! The Grim Knight! Mauve Visitor! Mr. Brilliant! Earth Goddess! And introducing The Fighting Man! Now it can be told for the first time - how the Planetary Brigade formed! A three issue mini-series telling three different stories from three different eras of the Brigade, but featuring one single villain, the nefarious MISTER MASTER! In this issue - a Brigade formed! In this issue - a Brigadeer quits! Man, that was fast, huh? More Bwah-ha-hilarity from Giffen and DeMatteis, a follow-up to the sold-out critical fan favorite Planetary Brigade mini-series!
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The "Bwah-haha" is back! Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis bring their patented brand of super-hero humor over from Atomeka to Boom Studios! Milo is a slacker in this world, but the next parallel world over, he's the super-hero, Captain Valor! Valor's world has been destroyed, and now he's moved in with Milo. How is Captain Valor going to fit in to a world that doesn't have super-heroes? And how is Milo going to deal with finding out that Valor's girlfriend Steffie is the super-villain, Caliginous? And what happens when Caliginous makes a romantic play... for Milo?
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The return of Mister Master! In a nod to the "Go-Go Checks" era of a certain Distinguished Competition, we catch up to the Brigade years after issue #1, as Mister Master returns... with an army of deadly gophers? And he's madder than ever! How can the Brigadeers be the same team - but composed of totally different members? A self-contained snapshot of an era of Brigade history that builds off the story elements of issue #1! More insanity from the Bwah-ha-ha Boys, Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis, showcasing their distinct brand of comedy now exclusively at Boom! Studios!
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Augusta Webster thought she was an ordinary girl living an ordinary life in an ordinary town. But that was before the Snabbit-half-snake/half-rabbit-arrived to turn Augusta's world upside down and reveal that she's anything but ordinary. A new all-ages fantasy from J.M. DeMatteis, creator of Abadazad, with astonishing art by Vassilis Gogtizilas.
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The return of Mister Master! The first issue was a retro-early days of Marvel riff! The second issue brought back the go-go check era of DC! Now we're finally in the Bronze Age, as Mister Master returns for a third time, to a totally different Brigade from a totally different era! Great fun and mayhem ensues, from the Bwa-ha-ha Boys!
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"To be... or not to be!" How can a man go on living when everything he's ever believed is revealed as a lie? That's the question Savior 28 is forced to ask as we follow him across the decades, from the ashes of Buchenwald to the ashes of 9/11 in this exploration of the dark underbelly of the super hero dream.
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With his back against the wall, Captain Valor finds his limits put to the test and he has to do something he has never done before in his super-hero career. Is he even capable of stepping up to the plate?
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