- Publisher: Dark Horse Books (2023-01-24)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 564 pages
- ISBN-13: 9781506732329
- Item Weight: 1287.09 grams
- Dimensions: 10.18 x 6.67 x 1.12 cm
No longer content to inhabit one host at a time, the Grendel entity goes viral, in this new phase of Matt Wagner's epic, which spans centuries and culminates in the rise of a new kind of host: the Grendel-Khan!
As the Grendel cycle transitions into the far future, artists Tim Sale, John K. Snyder, Jay Geldhof, and Hannibal King join creator Matt Wagner for the most ambitious phase to date. From the broken world of the “Incubation Years” rise parallel figures: the corruption-fighting Orion Assante and a mysterious new Grendel. Each wages his own war against Pope Innocent XLII, in God and the Devil, and the aftermath establishes the most powerful Grendel yet, in Devil’s Reign, with Matt Wagner rewriting the rules of comics storytelling at every turn in this highly charged political drama. With over five hundred pages of visionary writing and breathtaking art, the Grendel Omnibus series takes readers deeper into Wagner’s timeless classic!
About the Author
Matt Wagner has enjoyed a career in comics for over twenty years. Born and educated in Pennsylvania, his first published work was a short story that would introduce one of comicdom's most respected creator-owned characters--the mastermind assassin, GRENDEL. Best known for this epic creation and his other, more personal, allegory, MAGE, Matt has also worked on a variety of established characters. These include his ground-breaking work on the character of Batman villain, Two-Face, in the graphic novel, FACES, as well as a five-year stint both developing and generating the stories for the fan-favorite Vertigo title, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE. His more recent efforts in this vein have included writing the DR. MID-NITE mini-series for DC Comics and serving as the regular cover artist on the Kevin Smith-penned relaunch of GREEN ARROW.
Known for his character-driven stories and his obvious love of the world's mythologies, Matt has also enjoyed the distinction of being one of the only writer/artists allowed to team his own creation with one of DC's flagship characters in two successive BATMAN/GRENDEL cross-overs.
In the past few years, Matt has also written and drawn several high profile projects for DC; a three-issue prestige series starring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman; titled TRINITY and a year-long, project which comprised two mini-series that chronicled some of the earliest aspects of Batman's career, collectively titled DARK MOON RISING.