Alfredo Alcala was born in the Philippines in 1925 and became a popular artist in that country with the release of his creator owned property Voltar in 1963. The acclaim in his home country lead him to the American comics industry where in the early 1970’s he began a career that would see him work steadily for very nearly the next 30 years. During this time Alcala worked for several comics publishers including Marvel Comics, where he is best known for the many issues of Savage Sword of Conan to which he contributed, often times providing inks over pencils by John Buscema. He also provided artwork for a number of issues of Creepy and Eerie magazines for Warren Publishing. DC Comics initially showcased Alcala's talents in the early 1970’s in its horror and war comics such as GHOSTS, UNEXPECTED, WEIRD WAR TALES and HOUSE OF SECRETS. He later moved on to titles such as ALL-STAR SQUADRON, DETECTIVE COMICS, and most notably SWAMP THING where his graceful, moody inks helped maintain that book’s style through various art and editorial changes. Alcala died in April of 2000.
AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Following the end of World War II, Batman accuses the Justice Society of America of collaborating with the Nazis, which leads to a Congressional investigation that could mean...
BATMAN: YEAR TWO: FEAR THE REAPER
A sequel to BATMAN: YEAR ONE, this collection explores Batman's second year prowling the streets of Gotham as its protector. As the Dark Knight continues to build the foundation for his relationship with James Gordon, Gotham's original vigilante, the Reaper, returns to the streets and begins dealing lethal justice. As the body count grows, Batman must form an uneasy alliance with the man who is responsible for his existence, Joe Chill, the murderer of Bruce Wayne's parents.
updatedCRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION
Worlds lived. Worlds died. And the DC Universe was never the same!
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 2
Do you dare to enter the House of Mystery? This value-priced collection includes stories from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #195-211. These fantastic black-and-white tales of mystery and suspence from the 1970s feature thrilling stories with surprise twist endings that will keep readers on the edges of their seats!
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WEIRD WAR TALES VOL. 1
• A value-priced collection from WEIRD WAR TALES #1-21!
• War stories turn creepy as soldiers battle ghostly foes, haunted weapons and much more.
THE BIG BOOK OF THUGS
From the gangs of ancient India to the modern mafia, THE BIG BOOK OF THUGS offers a historical and insightful overview of the most notorious gangs and mobs since the beginning of time. Analyzing the infamous group dynamic, this enrossing book delves into the immoral actions and tainted motivations of these organized packs. But neither romanticizing nor condemning their actions, this black and white comic text is an accurate portrait of the toughest mobs ever to walk the mean streets and rule the back alleys.
BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL. 2
The Dark Knight's career is chronicled in this unique anthology that reprints classic stories featuring unforgettable tales of the World's Greatest Detective. Witness the evolution of Batman in some of his most signifigant tales from the 1940s to the present.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 3
DC Comics serves up another helping of horror in this amazing collection featuring tales from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #212-226! It's classic, bone-chilling intensity from the DC vaults!