Big Nate: Pray for a Fire Drill
Lincoln Peirce - 2001
As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm.
Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City
Warren Ellis - 2001
In the vein of TRANSMETROPOLITAN: I HATE IT HERE, this one-shot collects more of Spider Jerusalem's columns from The Word--all culminating in his ultimate departure from the paper! Featuring art by all-star creative talent, including Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson, Vol. 1
Walt Simonson - 2001
Producing the adventures of the Norse thunder god was an intimidating task; making the travails of Asgardian heroes interesting to a comic book audience was a staggering chore. It didn't help that any creator who leant his skills to the title would inevitably draw comparisons to the Wagnerian power of the character's initial artist, comics legend Jack Kirby. Defying convention, writer-artist Walt Simonson threw all preconceived notions out the window and over a two-and-a-half-year span produced epic adventure that held an ever-growing readership in thrall. Simonson wove a complex series of adventures that shuttled mercilessly from the golden spires of fabled Asgard to the streets of New York City to the farthest stars in the Universe. The entire pantheon of the Aesir was completely reimagined through Simonson's powerful images, becoming both more contemporary while retaining their regal, mythic trappings. Now Marvel presents the finest work of this visionary creator in this collection. Close your eyes and allow yourself to enter a world of rock trolls and frost giants, fire demons and trickster gods. Walt Simonson will take you into this fantastic world and make seem as real as your own.
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
Marjane Satrapi - 2001
Here is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging.Finding that she misses her home more than she can stand, Marjane returns to Iran after graduation. Her difficult homecoming forces her to confront the changes both she and her country have undergone in her absence and her shame at what she perceives as her failure in Austria. Marjane allows her past to weigh heavily on her until she finds some like-minded friends, falls in love, and begins studying art at a university. However, the repression and state-sanctioned chauvinism eventually lead her to question whether she can have a future in Iran.As funny and poignant as its predecessor, Persepolis 2 is another clear-eyed and searing condemnation of the human cost of fundamentalism. In its depiction of the struggles of growing up--here compounded by Marjane's status as an outsider both abroad and at home--it is raw, honest, and incredibly illuminating.
Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller, Vol. 3
Frank Miller - 2001
The concluding volume of the must-have series! The action, drama and artistic brilliance continue as we reprint Daredevil #183 - #191, plus What If? #28 ('What If Elektra Had Lived?') and #35 ('What If Daredevil Joined S.H.I.E.L.D.?) - and as a special treat, an Elektra story from Bizarre Adventures #28! It's more amazing visuals and gut-wrenching twists from the master of crime noir as Matt Murdock tussles with the Black Widow, collides with the Punisher, and has a sickening showdown with the Hand as they try to kill Stick and resurrect Elektra! Plus: an intro by collaborator Klaus Janson and a new cover by Frank!
Asterix Omnibus, vol. 4
René Goscinny - 2001
In ASTERIX THE LEGIONARY, Obelix is in love - but the lovely Panacea is engaged to Tragicomix, a conscript in the Roman army. Asterix and Obelix must join up to resue him.In ASTERIX AND THE CHIEFTAIN'S SHIELD, Caesar plans to hold a triumph using the shield of his defeated enemy, Vercingetorix, but the shielf is missing! Romans and Gauls race to track it down.The athletes of the ancient world assemble in ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES. Asterix and the Gauls enter the games, but magic potion is banned! Can our friends win without it?There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.
Kabuki, Vol. 1: Circle of Blood
David W. Mack - 2001
It also includes in-depth notes and story analysis about the subtext of the story. Circle of Blood recounts the origins of the government operative known as Kabuki who works in Japan's near future, It's an exploration of the relationship between Japan's government and organized crime on a truly epic scale!
The World of Edena
Mœbius - 2001
When they discover the mythical paradise planet Edena, their lives are changed forever. The long out-of-print Edena Cycle from Moebius gets a deluxe hardcover treatment! Moebius's World of Edena story arc comprises five chapters--Upon a Star, Gardens of Edena, The Goddess, Stel, and Sra--which are all collected here. A storyboard artist and designer ("Alien, Tron, The Fifth Element," among many others) as well as comic book master, Moebius's work has influenced creators in countless fields.
Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 1: Power and Responsibility
Brian Michael Bendis - 2001
In a retelling of the Spider-Man saga that has been updated for the twenty-first century, teenager Peter Parker is bitten by an experimental spider from the laboratory of Osborn Industries, and develops super powers as a result.
Requiem Vampire Knight Vol. 2: Dracula and The Vampires Ball
Pat Mills - 2001
Heinrich Augsburg, a German soldier who died on the Eastern Front and awoke to find himself a Vampire Knight on Resurrection (Hell), now discovers that Rebecca, who was his Jewish lover on Earth, is on also on Resurrection - but as a victim who haunts and seeks to kill those who tormented her in her Earthly life.Battling the ghoul pirates and the abomination Anthrax, he also faces more sinister forces within his own kind: powerful Vampires who plan his destruction.
Superman for All Seasons
Jeph Loeb - 2001
Living in a small Kansas town, the boy who would grow to be the Man of Steel must come to terms with his true origin and his uncanny abilities. In this mythic tale, we witness the experiences and adventures that transform a simple country boy into the world's greatest hero.
Asterix Omnibus, vol. 9
Albert Uderzo - 2001
That’s the problem for Histrionix and the beautiful Melodrama in Asterix and the Great Divide. Asterix and Obelix face a dangerous double agent in Asterix and the Black Gold. And it’s two Gauls and a baby when Asterix and Obelix tare of an abandoned infant—and try to keep it out of Roman hands—in Asterix and Son.
JLA, Vol. 7: Tower of Babel
Mark WaidEric Battle - 2001
BETRAYAL!The JLA is the single most powerful group of super-heroes ever to be assembled—AND THEY'RE DROPPING LIKE FLIES!Batman's secret files on the Justice League have fallen into the hands of one of his oldest and deadliest foes—Ra's al Ghul! Now, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Plastic Man and the Flash are being led into traps specifically engineered to counteract their remarkable abilities.The JLA faces its greatest challenge—possible treason within their own ranks! Will the JLA survive? And if they do, can Batman's hand in their betrayal ever be forgiven?The answers lie inside.
Hitman, Vol. 5: Who Dares Wins
Garth Ennis - 2001
When both a group of S.A.S. British commandos and an avenging troop of mafia soldiers target hit man Tommy Monaghan and his best friend and partner, Natt, the two odd couple assassins stand side by side in a fight they know they can not win. With their deaths imminent, the two friends who have made a living through death examine their existence and the lives they've led.
Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway
Mike Carey - 2001
Given free reign to use any means necessary, Lucifer is promised a prize of his own choosing if he fulfills this holy request. But once he completes his mission, the Prince of Darkness' demand shakes the foundation of Heaven and Hell. Now as his enemies unite to stop his reemergence, Lucifer gathers his forces as he prepares to launch his new revolution.This volume contains:The Sandman Presents: Lucifer #1–3Lucifer #1–4
Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running
Scott Peterson - 2001
Exceeding his expectations, the new, silent Batgirl quickly made the role her own, earning the trust of the Dark Knight's allies, including the first Batgirl, Oracle. Now, in post-No Man's Land Gotham, Batgirl struggles to learn the lessons of how to live a normal life, lessons she never learned from her mentor, the deadly assassin known as Cain. And when a mercenary from her past resurfaces, bent on revenge, can Batgirl bury her own violent tendencies and break the cycle of death and destruction that has dogged her since childhood?
100 Bullets, Vol. 3: Hang Up on the Hang Low
Brian Azzarello - 2001
The Eisner Award-winning third "100 Bullets" trade paperback returns to the gritty streets of the inner city, where a mysterious Agent Graves hands a young man named Loop one of his "special" briefcases. Taking the information, handgun, and 100 rounds of ammunition contained in the case, Loop tracks down his father who deserted him. Loop, through his father, is introduced to the world of mob enforcement. In the violence that inevitably follows Agent Graves's generosity, more of the Trust's conspiracy is revealed while even more questions are raised.
The Complete Wendel
Howard Cruse - 2001
Originally published in The Advocate throughout the 1980s, Howard Cruse’s Wendel is widely considered the first gay comic strip to be featured in mainstream media. A topical and heartfelt chronicle of one gay man’s journey through the often-rocky Reagan-Bush years, the strip followed the adventures of Wendel Trupstock, his boyfriend Ollie, and an unforgettable cast of supporting characters. More realistic than most comics of the time, Wendel did not observe the traditional comic strip formula. Instead, it presented realistic depictions of relationships, politics, personal struggles, and public triumphs, all seen through a gay perspective that was just coming into relative widespread acceptance. Wendel became more than a comic strip as it, and Cruse, were propelled into the rarefied pop culture category reserved for art and artists that not only entertain, but also influence and are influenced by shifts in public consciousness. Its influence was such that Tony Kushner wrote, "Wendel unfolds with the narrative complexity, nuance, detail, and honesty of a great satirical novel." The Complete Wendel contains every episode of the series and includes a new foreword by Cruse, who contextualizes the story of the creation and publication of the strip within the often tumultuous political zeitgeist of the 1980s. It also features a new cover and a special "where are they now" section created for this book.
Pictures That [Tick]
Dave McKean - 2001
A true iconoclast, McKean mixes illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, and digital art for a comics experience unlike any other. Some pieces are poignant, some are silly, but all are beautiful and thought provoking. Each is completely unique, and gathered together they represent a tour-de-force achievement. A perfect companion to McKean's Cages, Pictures That Tick stretches the boundaries of comics art, and the short-story format in some ways allows him to create an even broader artistic vision.
The Twelve Portals
Elisabetta Gnone - 2001
They find that balancing this honorable position along with keeping up with their lives on Earth is a difficult task. Their first mission is to defeat the evil Prince Phobos who rules over Meridian, the capital of Metamoor. He plans to suck Metamoor dry of its magic and then move on to the next world and repeat this process until he is ruler of the universe and able to defeat the Oracle.Includes issues 1-12:1. Halloween2. The Twelve Portals3. The Dark Dimension4. The Power of Fire5. So Be It Forever6. Illusions and Lies7. One Day You'll Meet Him8. The Black Roses of Meridian9. The Four Dragons10. A Bridge Between Two Worlds11. The Crown of Light12. The Challenge of Phobos
Wendy PiniCraig Taillefer - 2001
Just as leadership of the tribe is passed though blood lineage, so is the mantle of the storyteller given from mentor to apprentice... along with a healthy dose of memory stimulating dreamberries!Learn how Mantricker came to be loved and lost by a human maiden, and how he met his end. Follow young Cutter and Skywise as tales of their forebears provide unexpected lessons. And discover why one must never give Preservers dreamberry wine!
The Ring of the Nibelung, Vol. 1
P. Craig Russell - 2001
Craig Russell's adaptation of the Ring cycle by German composer Richard Wagner is about to be collected in a handsome two-volume set. Volume One, with new introductions and behind-the-scenes production art, presents The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie. The magical gold of the Rhine maidens is stolen, leading to a twisted story of vengeance and betrayal. The tainted product of the theft, a simple ring, perverts the will of everyone it comes in contact with, from the most lowly hunchback to the father of the Gods. Read the original tale of the cursed Ring, as adapted by one of comics' finest creators, P. Craig Russell.
Frumpy the Clown, Volume 2: The Fat Lady Sings
Judd Winick - 2001
He doesn't do birthday parties, he isn't in the circus, and he's never run for public office. Instead, Frumpy is a chain-smoking, cynical anarchist who is more interested in sticking it to the stuffed-shirt establishment than making balloon animals or performing in the center ring.
Stray Bullets, Vol. 4
David Lapham - 2001
Be awed and amazed at a mystical, five-legged cow whose untimely death inspires a revolution. Stare agast at the depraved actions of a group of small-town freaks as they unleash a night of savagery and violence. Be astonished by the sadism of an ordinary housewife and her cohorts, as their foul afternoon entertainment turns deadly for an innocent young child. And roar with laughter at the infidelities of a middle-aged clown with blood on his hands who claws his way out of the darkness only to take the ultimate fall...This fourth volume collects four more complete stories from David Lapham's Eisner Award-winning series.
Fathom featuring Tomb Raider: Child of Two Worlds
Michael Layne Turner - 2001
From the depths they rose in search of the child of two worlds, she who walked among the air-breathers but was part of another world, the world below. Her name is Aspen Matthews, and they showed her her heritage, the beauty of the oceans. But behind their concern lurked a darker agenda, a brewing war with mankind and an anicent mystery. Aspen is the key, a vessel of immense power, and she stands at a crossroads, torn between the world that birthed her and world that raised her. Her destiny unfolds...
Brian Michael Bendis - 2001
The perfect companion to BENDIS's Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels, the POWERS SCRIPTBOOK gives you a look behind the creation of a graphic novel from an angle few creators allow the audience to see.
Girl: The Second Coming, Volume 1
Kevin J. Taylor - 2001
She's just as sexy and lustful as ever, but has matured into a professional business woman. The first story picks up three years after "The Rule of Darkness" and Girl is at the top of her game. High society, fame and wealth takes her into new adventures with old friends and new. She's also acquired the power of sorcery and she's had to learn to be careful how she wields it, especially against those who just can't resist pissing her off. The issue also introduces Girls' mega-club 'Girl World', as well as new adversaries, and ends with Girl witnessing a moment in history that changed the entire planet.
Hal Foster: Prince of Illustrators, Father of the Adventure Strip
Brian M. Kane - 2001
Kane examines the 70-year career of one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. "Superman" was modelled after Foster's drawings of Tarzan, Flash Gordon's Alex Raymond borrowed compositions from "Prince Valiant," and many artists, including the famous contemporary Western painter James Bama, count Foster among their greatest influences.
Green Lantern/Green Arrow: The Collection
Dennis O'Neil - 2001
While battling crime across the country, Green Lantern and Green Arrow also dealt with issues of ecology, feminism, drug addition, and much more. This special anniversary edition collects the entire run of thirteen stories, plus three shorter stories reprinted here for the first time.Collects Green Lantern #76-87, 89, and stories from The Flash #217-219 and 226.
Land of Nod Treasury
Jay Stephens - 2001
Step into the Eisner Award-nominated world of Jay Stephens—a place where Roald Dahl walks arm-in-arm with Salvadore Dali and Winsor McCay to create fun and hilarious comics where the only thing that can be expected is to never know what's coming next.
Spider-Man Visionaries: John Romita
Roy Thomas - 2001
His touch was first felt in the 1960s. His storytelling and unique style vaulted him to front of his generation and has helped define comic artists look for the past half-century. This collection is a showcase of some of his best and brightest work to date, considered to be the quintessential Spider-Man.The stories re-printed here collect milestone moments in the development of Peter Parker and Spider-Man, the flagship hero of the Marvel Universe.
Yukio Yukimino - 2001
All of the female characters are gorgeously drawn and they are portrayed in the stories as innocent, but horny, girl-next-door types (classmates, office girls, house-wives, someone who lives next door, etc.); sex scenes are very detailed and frequent, as the author explores various sexual fantasies in contemporary Japan.
Ben Catmull - 2001
Included are a dream like story of childhood memories titled 'Emily'; A Victorian era space Adventure in 'An Illustrated depiction of the 273rd day of Interstellar Bathysphere 12'; 'Jeff goes to the Store' in which everything goes wrong on a mans quest for a bottle of whiskey, and more. See Death try in vain to keep zombies dead. Watch a drunken astronaut accidentally fly his rocket down to hell. Fun for the whole family except kids and old people
Scary Godmother: Wild About Harry
Jill Thompson - 2001
But it only takes the obnoxious Harry a few hours to destroy his neighbors' good will, leaving him right back where he started. Desperate, Harry grudgingly takes a job with Bug-a-Boo's boss as a replacement monster to scare some local lumberjacks. The results are completely unexpected and nothing short of hilarious
Marquis Vol. 1: Danse Macabre
Guy Davis - 2001
In the world of The Marquis, faith and religion are the strict laws of life and death. It is into this world that the souls of hell have escaped to sin, murder, and be free by taking possession of the living. During this time, a man of the Inquisition finds himself blessed with the ability to see into the very souls of the damned and fight the demons within. But as The Marquis begins his holy crusade to send back the escapees of hell, the battle between good and evil starts to blur into a struggle between faith and sanity.
Pheromone On The Street Corner
Yukio Yukimino - 2001
Lie other titles by Yukio Yukimino, this book comprises of erotic short stories and the author's personal tips on voyeurism in Japan. However, Yukimino explores topics such as S&M and kinky public bath room sex that he has yet to explore in his other books. Sexual scenes are very frequent as the author has his characters engage in orgies, sex in public places, rape scenes, and kinky use of bizarre objects.
Phil Hester - 2001
For Dr. Ashtar Ahmad, it has been more than a dream; it's been a lifelong obsession. And while he has not conquered death's rule over the body, he has found a way to keep the soul alive - a complex suit that houses the inner being of the deceased and allows them to go on living. When a group of unknown assailants come of Ahmad's research, the doctor is caught in the crossfire, and his only chance at survival is an untested prototype of his most prized invention. But when the megalomaniacal tycoon responsible for the break-in kidnaps Ashar's daughter to use as a bargaining chip in acquiring the groundbreaking discovery, the good doctor must discover how to stop his enemy and keep his soul intact. Can he make up in death for his misdeeds from life? A mix of classic science fiction and superhero comic books, The Coffin points in the direction of the bold new future of the genre-driven graphic novel.
Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 1
John Byrne - 2001
Again. Not since the days of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the trailblazers of the very mythology known as the Marvel Universe, had someone so perfectly captured the intense mood, cosmic style, and classic sense of adventure of Marvel's first family of heroes - the Fantastic Four. Writer. Penciler. Inker. Visionary. John Byrne reminded us all there was a family at the heart of this team of adventurers. The Fantastic Four has always been called "The World's Greatest Comics Magazine." The evidence is found in these very pages.Collecting Fantastic Four #232-240.
Tale of Two Shamans (A)
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas - 2001
I have combined elements from these accounts into a newly constructed whole. Be cautioned that these images are interpretations informed by my own cultural composition and life experiences. This is a contemporary rendering of a worldview first expressed in different times and probably for different reasons...
The Supergirl Archives, Vol. 1
Jerry Siegel - 2001
As demand for the colorful heroes grew in the late 1950s, DC Comics reacted by revamping many of their greatest heroes from the Golden Age -- heroes like the Flash, Green Lantern, and the JLA. But they also expanded their current super-hero franchises, with one of the most important being the Superman titles, headed by editor Mort Weisinger. The Man of Steel was already featured in several DC titles -- Superman, Action Comics, World's Finest (teamed with Batman), and Adventure Comics (featuring his adolescent, exploits as Superboy). Under Weisinger, however, the Superman mythos underwent a sustained expansion, with the introduction of the Phantom Zone, multicolored versions of Kryptonite, and Krypto the superdog (as well as the rest of the super-pets). But Weisinger's most notable contribution to the "Superman Family" was the introduction of Superman's long-lost cousin, Kara Zor-El -- Supergirl! Supergirl exploded into Superman's life in Action Comics #252. Although not the first time Superman had encountered a "Supergirl" -- see the first adventure in this volume from Superman #123 -- the introduction of Kara would become an important milestone in the Man of Steel's mythology. Escaping from the doomed city of Argo, Krypton's last surviving remnant, Kara is sent to Earth in a rocket to be reunited with Superman, and under his guidance is trained to become one of Earth's greatest heroes. Supergirl's early adventures, charmingly crafted by writer Otto Binder, had Supergirl's actions always hidden from society, giving her the status of "Superman's Secret Weapon." But inevitably Supergirl became a public figure, even breaking the bonds of the 20th century to fight alongside the Legion of Super-Heroes. In later years, with the coming of the universealtering series Crisis on Infinite Earths, Kara met a hero's fate, dying while saving her last family member, Superman. Supergirl's death was a most emotional event for professionals and fans alike. But let's not talk about the end. This is the beginning. So let us return to a simpler time, as a 15-year-old girl learns to fly, and learns to be a hero.
Captain America/Nick Fury: The Otherworld War
Peter Hogan - 2001
We promise you a nonstop thrill ride, from a daring rescue, to the strangest battlefield you've ever encountered. One so strange that it will never make it into the history books." The heroes fight a WW2 battle on a magical Plane. Villains: the Red Skull, and Dormammu. Guest star: Clea.
Citizen V & the V-Battalion (3 issues)
Fabian Nicieza - 2001
They are the V-Battalion, descendants of the heroes of the Golden Age. Now, after decades of waging a hidden war, they have the opportunity to bring long-lasting peace to the planet, but it will require them usurp the plans of a master villain!"Via http://comicvine.gamespot.com/citizen...
Twin Spark Girls
Tomohiko Kiryu - 2001
The twins often get into skirmishes with gang members that try to rape them. This is a very erotic yet comical series that packs loads of action and sex.Nine stories, four of which involve the Twin Spark Girls (high school girls) and five stand-alone stories.
Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Greg Ehrbar - 2001
For hundreds of generations, the lost empire has remained hidden at the bottom of the ocean. Now a young man named Milo Thatch has discovered the secret of Atlantis, and a fantastic journey is about to begin. This greatly anticipated adaptation of Disney's Atlantis The Lost Empire features a cover by comics luminary Mike Mignola, whose artistic vision inspired the animation for the film. In this graphic novel, Mignola includes a special sketchbook section -- giving us a look at some never-before-seen designs from the production.
Storm Riders, Volume 1
Wing Shing Ma - 2001
Conquer, a powerful Kung Fu master, aspires to gain control of the Association and assembles the mightiest force of fighters known to humanity. Forgetting the evil deeds he's committed in his lifetime; he takes on Wind and Cloud, two very talented and young martial artists, as his disciples. His destiny to be the Ultimate Master draws nigh; however, destiny has a will of her own and at the crux of the impending maelstrom blow Wind and Cloud
The Devil in the Vatican
Stephen Desberg - 2001
When Trebaldi addresses a huge crowd at the end of the mourning period, the Scorpion is there to tell the truth about how the people's beloved Pope died. Trebaldi claims that the sacred cross of St. Peter miraculously appeared in his castle. The Scorpion must find the real cross if he is to prove Trebaldi's treachery.This volume contains chapters 4 and 5 from the original series.
The Blackhawk Archives, Vol. 1
Will Eisner - 2001
In the pages of many comic books, however, there was no such debate, as patriotic heroes popped up in droves to take on Europe's oppressors. And chief among the non-super-powered set of heroes was Blackhawk, a young aviator seeking vengeance on his family's killers. In the daring adventures presented in this hardcover, watch as Blackhawk brings together a multinational squad of freedom fighters, Andre, Olaf, Chuck, Stanislaus, Hendrickson, and Chop-Chop, to bring down the Nazi menace Also included in this volume is a map of Blackhawk Island, an introduction by comics historian and writer Mark Evanier, and the music and lyrics to the unforgettable "The Song of the Blackhawks "
The Tip of the Iceberg: Managing the Hidden Forces That Can Make or Break Your Organization
David Hutchens - 2001
The good news attracts penguins and walruses from icebergs far and wide who join in the work and the delectation. But on the way to establishing a clam lovers' paradise, territorial skirmishes arise, clumsy walruses flatten penguins, and confusion reigns. Can the penguins discover the hidden connections that have turned spiraling success into frustration and social upheaval? Only when they learn to see what is invisible are they able to stop their paradise from unraveling and take steps to creat sustainable prosperity. The Tip of the Iceberg vividly illustrates how organizations can be trapped by systems when they fail to understand them. The story and discussion guide will help managers sort through the complexity of surface-level events and discover how to take effective actions that create the results they desire.
Ernie Colón - 2001
When private dick Jack McKinnick finds himself summoned by the eccentric and creepy billionaire Roderick Ottermeir to track down an errant wife, little does he realize that he is about to be thrust into a flamboyant world of deceit and depravity, and that his search will lead him to the Hooternanny--the baddest club in a very bad town!Wittily written and illustrated in glorious detail by comics veteran Ernie Colón, Strip Search is a sexy and violent trip into a twilight world where the very rich are sick, sadistic bastards who do as they please, and the rest survive by their wits--or by even less savory methods!
Adrenalynn: Weapon of War
Tony S. Daniel - 2001
After several prototypes are hidden away in the US, Project Adrenalynn discovers a teenage girl named Sabina - and turns her into the ultimate weapon. But once her job's done, her creators want her dead as well.