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Across the Universe: DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore (2003) - TPB
"Across the Universe: The DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore"
DC Comics


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  Writer(s):
Alan Moore - 'Curt Vile / Jill Deray / The Original Writer'

Colorist(s):
Allen Jamison - 'Jamison/Jamison Services'

Editor(s):
Dale Crain

Cover Artist(s):
Dave Gibbons
 

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Cover Date: 2003
Cover Price: US $ 19.95

Issue Tagline: Introduction by Dave Gibbons

Format: Color; Trade Paperback; 207 pages

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Synopsis:
None entered.

Reprints/Collects:
Batman (1940) Annual 11
DC Comics Presents (1978) #85
Detective Comics (1937) #549
Detective Comics (1937) #550
Green Lantern (1960) Annual 03
Green Lantern (1960) #188
The Green Lantern Corps (1986) Annual 02
The Omega Men (1983) #26
The Omega Men (1983) #27
Secret Origins (1986) #10
Superman (1939) Annual 11
Vigilante (1983) #17
Vigilante (1983) #18

Notes:
Introduction by Dave Gibbons

Black and white reconstruction by Rick Keene; color reconstruction by Jamison

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An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
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An image for Lana Lang (DC)(Earth-1) exists Lana Lang (DC)(Earth-1)
An image for Mongul (01 - Mongul the Elder) exists Mongul (01 - Mongul the Elder)
An image for James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1) exists James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1)
  An image for Robin (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(02 - Jason Todd) exists Robin (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(02 - Jason Todd)
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Swamp Thing (05 - 'Alec Holland') exists Swamp Thing (05 - 'Alec Holland')
An image for Vigilante (DC)(02 - Adrian Chase) exists Vigilante (DC)(02 - Adrian Chase)
An image for Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana) exists Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana)

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"Introduction" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Dave Gibbons

Penciller(s):
George Freeman
Dave Gibbons
Klaus Janson
Kevin O'Neill
Joe Orlando
Bill Willingham

Inker(s):
Terry Austin
George Freeman
Dave Gibbons
Klaus Janson
Kevin O'Neill
Joe Orlando

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(Typeset)

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Notes:
Introduction

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"For the Man Who Has Everything..." - Edit this story

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Penciller(s):
Dave Gibbons

Inker(s):
Dave Gibbons

Colorist(s):
Tom Ziuko

Letterer(s):
Dave Gibbons

Editor(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell
Julius Schwartz

Cover Artist(s):
Dave Gibbons

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An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Mongul (01 - Mongul the Elder) exists Mongul (01 - Mongul the Elder)
An image for Robin (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(02 - Jason Todd) exists Robin (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(02 - Jason Todd)
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana) exists Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana)

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Synopsis:
Batman, Robin (Jason Todd) and Wonder Woman visit the Fortress of Solitude for Superman's birthday. Anxious about buying appropriate gifts "for the man who has everything", their fears are replaced with weightier concerns when they discover a catatonic Superman under the control of Mongul.

The villain has trapped Superman's mind in pursuit of his fondest ambitions, rendering him complely subdued and vulnerable. While in this state we, Superman's greatest desire is revealed to the audience, but none of the other characters, to have lived as a normal husband and father on an un-exploded Krypton.

Moore and Gibbons spend a good deal of time painting a picture of a domesticated Kal-El with a still-living Jor-El, a wife and a son.

Meanwhile, Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman try, mostly unsuccessfully, to defeat Mongul and rescue Superman.

Eventually, though, it is Kal-El's own mental strength that allows him to turn away from the fantasy and come back to assist his friends before Mongul kills them all.

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Reprinted from Superman (1939) Annual 11.

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"[untitled]" - Edit this story

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Dave Gibbons

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Pinup - Reprinted from Superman (1939) Annual 11.

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Night Olympics

Penciller(s):
Klaus Janson

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Klaus Janson

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(Unknown Creator)

Letterer(s):
Todd Klein

Editor(s):
Len Wein

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An image for Black Canary (DC)(02 - Dinah Laurel Lance) exists Black Canary (DC)(02 - Dinah Laurel Lance)
An image for Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)

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Notes:
Reprinted from Detective Comics (1937) #549-550.

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"Mogo Doesn't Socialize" - Edit this story

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Penciller(s):
Dave Gibbons

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Dave Gibbons

Colorist(s):
Anthony Tollin

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Dave Gibbons

Editor(s):
Len Wein

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An image for Arisia exists Arisia
An image for Bolphunga the Unrelenting exists Bolphunga the Unrelenting
An image for Mogo exists Mogo
An image for Tomar-Re exists Tomar-Re

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Synopsis:
Tomar Re tells Arisia the reasoning that Mogo does not attend Green Lantern meetings. Recounting the tale of an unrelenting villain looking to prove his strength against the most feared Green Lantern of all, the villain spends months trying to discover Mogo's location, before he realizes the shocking truth. He is *ON* Mogo! Tomar Re then promises to tell tales of even LARGER Green Lanterns!

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Reprinted from Green Lantern (1960) #188.

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Penciller(s):
Jim Baikie

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Jim Baikie

Colorist(s):
Tatjana Wood

Letterer(s):
Annie Halfacree - 'Annie H.'

Editor(s):
Marv Wolfman

Cover Artist(s):
Jim Baikie
Paris Cullins
Rick Magyar

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An image for Vigilante (DC)(02 - Adrian Chase) exists Vigilante (DC)(02 - Adrian Chase)

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Reprinted from Vigilante (1983) #17-18.

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Penciller(s):
Kevin O'Neill

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Kevin O'Neill

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Carl Gafford - 'Gaff'

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Todd Klein

Editor(s):
Alan Gold

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Omega Men
Spider Guild

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The Spider Guild find that they are powerless to conduct an invasion of a planet whose inhabitants are too long-lived to notice them.

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Reprinted from The Omega Men (1983) #26.

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Penciller(s):
Paris Cullins

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Rick Magyar

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Carl Gafford - 'Gaff'

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Todd Klein

Editor(s):
Alan Gold

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An alien biologist studying the Culacon race seeks to learn, without females, how the males manage to make babies.

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Reprinted from The Omega Men (1983) #27.

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Rick Veitch

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Al Williamson

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John Costanza

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E. Nelson Bridwell
Julius Schwartz

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Rick Veitch

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An image for James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1) exists James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1)
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Swamp Thing (05 - 'Alec Holland') exists Swamp Thing (05 - 'Alec Holland')
An image for Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana) exists Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana)

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Reprinted from DC Comics Presents (1978) #85.

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Kevin O'Neill

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Kevin O'Neill

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Anthony Tollin

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John Costanza

Editor(s):
Andrew Helfer
Len Wein

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An image for Green Lantern (DC)(02 - Hal Jordan) exists Green Lantern (DC)(02 - Hal Jordan)
An image for Mogo exists Mogo
An image for Qull exists Qull
An image for Ranx the Sentient City exists Ranx the Sentient City
An image for Abin Sur exists Abin Sur
An image for Sodam Yat exists Sodam Yat

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Children of the White Lobe
Empire of Tears / The Five Inversions
Guardians of the Universe (DC)
Qwardians (DC)

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Reprinted from The Green Lantern Corps (1986) Annual 02.

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"Footsteps" - Edit this story

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Penciller(s):
Joe Orlando

Inker(s):
Joe Orlando

Colorist(s):
Joe Orlando

Letterer(s):
Bob Lappan

Editor(s):
Robert 'Bob' Greenberger

Cover Artist(s):
Jim Aparo

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Reprinted from Secret Origins (1986) #10.

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Terry Austin

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Gene D'Angelo

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John Costanza

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Andrew Helfer

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An image for Collective (DC) exists Collective (DC)
An image for Katma-Tui exists Katma-Tui
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An image for Tomar-Re exists Tomar-Re
An image for Wissen exists Wissen

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Green Lantern Corps (DC)
Guardians of the Universe (DC)

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Reprinted from Green Lantern (1960) Annual 03.

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"Mortal Clay" - Edit this story

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Penciller(s):
George Freeman

Inker(s):
George Freeman

Colorist(s):
Lovern Kindzierski

Letterer(s):
John Costanza

Editor(s):
Len Wein

Cover Artist(s):
John Byrne
Ed J. Hannigan

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An image for Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(03 - Post-Crisis)
An image for Clayface (DC)(03 - Preston Payne) exists Clayface (DC)(03 - Preston Payne)
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An image for Vicki Vale exists Vicki Vale

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Reprinted from Batman (1940) Annual 11.

Cover layout by Ed Hannigan

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