In 2004, DC Comics (Hanna-Barbera's corporate sibling) published a Space Ghost mini-series, which featured a serious, sci-fi/space opera version of the character and showed his origins for the first time. The series was written by Joe Kelly and illustrated by Ariel Olivetti. Thaddeus Bach, a human interplanetary peacekeeper, is betrayed by corrupt fellow officers, who kill his pregnant wife and her unborn child, after which Bach himself is gutted and left for dead on a desolate planet. Bach is rescued by an alien who gives him both a reason to live and the technology contained in his suit and spaceship. His two teenage sidekicks, Jan and Jace (spelled "Jayce" here), are revealed to be orphans of Zorak's assault on their home world, whom Bach adopts as his wards. (Blip is not seen in the mini-series.) It is they who christen him "Space Ghost," after a make-believe character their parents made up to frighten them out of bad behavior. He adopts the identity to avenge his family and bring the corrupt officers who killed them to justice.
The comic contains a series of nods to "Coast to Coast", amongst them Space Ghost's identity (outside the comic, the name "Thaddeus" is commonly shortened to "Thad," a name casually thrown around as the "Coast to Coast" Space Ghost's real first name) and his wife bears a strong resemblance to, and has the nonsensical engrish mannerisms of, Björk, who once gave a very memorable interview with Space Ghost, including a discussion of how they might live as a married couple. Thad's trademark immature, oafish behavior is also present in elements of the storyline as he loses his temper quickly with the Ghost Planet alien and with Jan and Jayce.
The mini-series has been collected into a trade paperback, ISBN 1401207219. The last issue of the mini-series said another was going to follow, but this never happened.
Cassandra is the second character to be called Wonder Girl; the first being Donna Troy. Cassandra is the daughter of Dr. Helena Sandsmark, (a noted archaeologist with whom Wonder Woman was working) and the Greek god Zeus. During a fight with a Doomsday clone and another battle with Decay, she created a costume and used magical acquirements (the sandals of Hermes and the gauntlet of Atlas) to help Wonder Woman, much to her mother's horror. Cassandra later had the opportunity to ask Zeus for a boon, and requested real superpowers. Zeus granted her request, but gave Dr. Sandsmark the ability to deactivate them. Dr. Sandsmark, however, reluctantly accepted her daughter's wish to be a superheroine and rarely if ever uses this ability.Code:http://rapidshare.com/files/132999839/Wonder_Girl.part1.rarCode:http://rapidshare.com/files/133000206/Wonder_Girl.part2.rar
Written by Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker and others; Art by Rick Burchett, Jacob and Arnold Pander, and others
Batman must solve a mystery of an extremly personal nature: Who shot Commissioner James Gordon three times in the back? As one of his dearest friends lies close to death, the Dark Knight begins his investigation with the only eyewitness, Catwoman. As Batman delves deeper into the mystery, he quickly learns that this is more than a simple whodunit. Enlisting the aide of Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, Azarel, and Oracle, Batman discovers the true and shocking identity of the assailant and now must live up to his oath to bring him to justice.Code:http://rapidshare.com/files/133004106/Batman-Officer_Down.rar
Camelot 3000 is an American twelve-issue comic book limited series written by Mike W. Barr and penciled by Brian Bolland. It was published by DC Comics from 1982 to 1985 as one of its first direct market projects, and as its first maxi-series.
The series follows the adventures of King Arthur, Merlin and the reincarnated Knights of the Round Table as they reemerge in an overpopulated future world of 3000 A.D. to fight off an alien invasion masterminded by Arthur's old nemesis, Morgan Le Fay. Fulfilling an ancient prophecy that he would return when England needs him most, Arthur is awakened accidentally from his resting place beneath Glastonbury Tor by a young archeology student, Tom Prentice, whom Arthur makes his squire and later a knight. The two of them travel to Stonehenge, where Merlin lies sorcerously trapped by the fae creature Nyneve, and awaken him to help them retrieve Arthur's legendary sword, Excalibur.
Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot are presented more-or-less traditionally as the familiar doomed triangle of lovers; Guinevere is reincarnated as Joan Acton, an American military commander, while Lancelot is reborn as Jules Futrelle, a French industrialist and philanthropist. Sir Galahad is changed from an idealized version of the Christian knight to a samurai and devout adherent of bushido. Sir Percival, the foolish man slowly wise is genetically altered into a monstrous giant but retains his gentle manner. Sir Kay, the court churl, reveals to Arthur that his characteristic obnoxious demeanor was in fact an affectation intended to reduce tensions between the members of Arthur’s court, by uniting them in mutual dislike of Kay.
Modred is not the son of Arthur's sister in this version, but the bastard child of Arthur by another woman. After Modred's birth, he had been taken away by a peasant woman to be hidden from Arthur, but she was intercepted by Sirs Kay and Tristan. Arthur then attempted to drown the baby among the other May_Babies to keep him from becoming a threat to any legitimate heir; but unknown to Arthur, the baby survived. In the year 3000, Modred is reincarnated as Jordan Matthew, a corrupt United Nations official in league with Morgan Le Fay, and who later fuses the recovered Holy Grail to a suit of armor.
The most original treatment in the work of any of the Arthurian characters is that of the figure of Sir Tristan, who is unexpectedly reincarnated as a woman. His transformation forces him to reexamine his previous conceptions of gender roles and his own sexuality. Although his relationship with Isolde – also reincarnated as a woman – is tested by his new identity, their enduring love for one another eventually triumphs, and the two become lovers.
Mike W. Barr and Brian Bolland received widespread recognition from their peers for their work on Camelot 3000, including a 1985 Jack Kirby Award nomination for Best Finite Series.Code:http://rapidshare.com/files/133015127/DCP_Archive_Edition_-_Camelot_3000__1982_DC__307p__compiled_by_Kritter-DCP_.part1.rarneed both to extractCode:http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MIJ4WU6O
Two entities that are brothers, personifying the DC and Marvel universes, become aware of each others' existence. They challenge each other to a series of duels involving each universe's respective superheroes, with the losing universe ceasing to exist. There are eleven primary battles between the heroes, with the outcome of five fights being determined by fan votes. Marvel receives more votes than DC, although the storyline does not show one side as being victorious. Marvel's Living Tribunal and DC's Spectre, two cosmic beings who claim to serve God, temporarily merge their respective universes into the Amalgam universe. The Amalgam universe is occupied by merged versions of many characters, such as Dark Claw (a merging of DC's Batman and Marvel's Wolverine), Super-Soldier (Captain America and DC's Superman), and Spider-Boy (DC's Superboy and Marvel's Spider-Man). An interdimensional traveler called Access eventually manages to restore the universes to their normal state, but the two brothers subsequently begin a climactic final battle that threatens to destroy the universe. At the last minute, however, Batman and Captain America- having been taken by Access to confront the brothers- are able to make the brothers cease their conflict, as the two men are essentially the brothers in miniature- each of them are forever unique among their peers as ordinary men who dedicated their lives to a greater purpose, and yet they,unlike the brothers, do not seek to prove their superiority over each other-, forcing the brothers to acknowledge the foolishness of their continued conflict.Code:http://rapidshare.com/files/133057890/DC_vs_Marvel.rar
1996 RunFictional origin
The two comic universes came together when the incarnations of their respective universes (referred to as "the Brothers") became aware of each other after aeons of slumber. To prevent the Brothers from destroying each other, characters from each universe battled to determine which universe would survive; several of the matches were determined by online voting. Axel Asher, a character created for the event (co-owned by Marvel and DC), served as a gate keeper who became stuck while traveling between both Universes.
When the fights concluded (including controversial victories by Wolverine and Storm, over Lobo and Wonder Woman respectively), neither universe was willing to go. To prevent total destruction, the Spectre and the Living Tribunal created a merged universe, in which only Axel Asher and Dr. Strangefate knew the truth. Each struggled against the other to reverse or preserve the change.
Eventually, Axel Asher, now called Access, managed to separate the Brothers with the help of Amalgam's heroes; before the merge had taken place, he had planted 'shards' of the universe in Batman and Captain America, and, once he discovered Dark Claw and Super-Soldier, he used those shards to give the Spectre and the Tribunal the power to restore the universes. Batman, Captain America and Access were thus able to make the Brothers realise that their conflict was pointless, and all went back to normal.
During the event, pairs of Marvel and DC characters or teams were merged into single characters. Usually they had something in common to start with (for example, the Jack Kirby creations the Fantastic Four and Challengers of the Unknown, or water-themed heroes Namor the Sub-Mariner and Aquaman), or their names or themes allowed for clever combinations (such as Superman and Captain America's amalgamation, Super Soldier, a reference to the Super Soldier serum that created Captain America; Bat-Thing, an amalgamation of Man-Bat and Man-Thing; or Shatterstarfire, the amalgamation of Shatterstar and Starfire).
For two weeks, Marvel and DC published Amalgam Comics. During the publication of Amalgam Comics, the companies treated it as if it had always existed, giving it a fictional history stretching back to the Golden Age of Comics, as well as retcons and reboots, such as the Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour (an amalgam of Secret Wars, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Infinity Gauntlet and Zero Hour), including an Amalgam version of the cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7, with Super-Soldier holding his sidekick's body. The books even went so far as to have letter pages with readers talking about stories they had read for years from the company line.
Main article: List of Amalgam Comics publications
The first Amalgam event occurred near the end of the Marvel vs. DC crossover event in 1996. The first twelve Amalgam titles were released in a single week, temporarily replacing both publishers' regular releases. Half the comics in the event were published by Marvel and half by DC. A year later, the stunt was repeated, but without the crossover as background. Later, both publishers collected their issues into trade paperback collections.
In the 24 Amalgam Comics printed, one-third of those printed included letter-columns by fictitious fans to give a larger background to the stories and to help give hints of what might happen in the next issue. The "fans'" hometowns were usually fusions of existing American cities.