Hitman

    (DC, 1996-2001)
™ and ©1996 DC Comics, Inc.

As the result of an alien assault, Tommy Monaghan has X-ray vision and telepathy, both of which serve him well in his career. Monaghan kills people for money: he’s a hitman. He used to make ordinary kills, but since he’s acquired his special skills, he contracts for the “weird jobs.” Unlike most hitmen, however, Tommy Monaghan comes across as a likable guy with a tedious job and a group of wise-cracking friends. Against his everyday-life surroundings, Monaghan’s supernatural powers and killings take on a surreal aspect. Nonetheless, Hitman is firmly rooted in DC’s super-hero universe; in fact, he even threw up on Batman’s boots during their second encounter.

Hitman is one of the few characters from DC’s Bloodlines-themed annuals to catch on. Though the title has a dark tone, there is an underlying sense of parody in the stories penned by Garth Ennis, who’s also known for his work on Hellblazer and Preacher.

— George Haberberger

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#1

  4/1/1996
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 Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

#2

  6/1/1996
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Versus JokerGarth EnnisJohn McCrea

#3

  7/1/1996
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#4

  8/1/1996
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#5

  9/1/1996
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Versus NightfistGarth EnnisJohn McCrea

#6

  10/1/1996
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Cover says Part 4 of 4Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

#7

  11/1/1996
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Death of Johnny Navarone; Death of NightfistGarth EnnisJohn McCrea

#8

  12/1/1996
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Origin of Hitman (Tommy Monaghan); Final NightGarth EnnisJohn McCrea

#9

  12/1/1996
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#10

  1/1/1997
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#11

  2/1/1997
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#12

  3/1/1997
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#13

  4/1/1997
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#14

  5/1/1997
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#15

  6/1/1997
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#16

  7/1/1997
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#17

  8/1/1997
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#18

  9/1/1997
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#19

  10/1/1997
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#20

  11/1/1997
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Versus Mawzir; Demon (Etrigan) team-upGarth EnnisJohn McCrea

#21

  12/1/1997
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Face coverGarth EnnisSteve Pugh

#22

  1/1/1998
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#23

  2/1/1998
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#24

  3/1/1998
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#25

  4/1/1998
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#26

  5/1/1998
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#27

  6/1/1998
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#28

  7/1/1998
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#29

  8/1/1998
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#30

  9/1/1998
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#31

  10/1/1998
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#32

  12/1/1998
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#33

  1/1/1999
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#34

  2/1/1999
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#35

  3/1/1999
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1st Appearance of Frances MonaghanGarth EnnisJohn McCrea

#36

  4/1/1999
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Death of Tommy’s mother; 2nd Appearance of Frances MonaghanGarth EnnisJohn McCrea

#37

  5/1/1999
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#38

  6/1/1999
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#39

  7/1/1999
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#40

  8/1/1999
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#41

  9/1/1999
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#42

  10/1/1999
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#43

  11/1/1999
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#44

  12/1/1999
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#45

  1/1/2000
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#46

  2/1/2000
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#47

  3/1/2000
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#48

  4/1/2000
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#49

  5/1/2000
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#50

  6/1/2000
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#51

  7/1/2000
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#52

  8/1/2000
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#53

  9/1/2000
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#54

  10/1/2000
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#55

  11/1/2000
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#56

  12/1/2000
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#57

  1/1/2001
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#58

  2/1/2001
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#59

  3/1/2001
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#60

  4/1/2001
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Death of Hitman; Death of Natt; Final IssueGarth EnnisJohn McCrea

#1000000

  11/1/1998
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Annual #1

 
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Pulp Heroes; 1997 Annual; 52 pagesGarth EnnisCarlos Ezquerra

Book #1

 
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Reprints Hitman stories from Demon Annual #2 (3rd Series); 1st appearance of Hitman; Hitman #1-3; Batman Chronicles #4Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #1 (2nd printing)

 
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Reprints Hitman stories from Demon Annual #2 (3rd Series), Batman Chronicles #4, Hitman #1-3; Collects issues #1-3, Demon Annual #2, and Batman Chronicles #4Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #1 (3rd printing)

 
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3rd printing; Reprints Hitman stories from Demon Annual #2 (3rd Series), Batman Chronicles #4, Hitman #1-3; ca. 1997Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #2

 
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Collects issues #4-8Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #2 (2nd printing)

  1/27/2010
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2nd Printing; Collects issues #4-8 and Anl 1; Introduction by Kevin SmithGarth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #3

 
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Collects Hitman #9-14, Anl #1Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #3 (2nd printing)

  12/1/2010
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Collects #9-14, Anl #1Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #4

 
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Ace of Killers ( Reprints #15-22); $17.95, July 2000Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #4 (2nd printing)

  3/18/2011
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Collects Hitman #15-22Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #5

  7/1/2001
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Who Dares Wins ( Reprints #23-28); $12.95, July 2001Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #5 (2nd printing)

  12/1/2011
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Collects Hitman #23-28 and 1,000,000Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #6

  4/1/2012
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Collects Hitman #37-50Garth EnnisJohn McCrea

Book #7

  8/1/2012
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Collects Hitman #51-60; Superman 80-Page Giant #1; Hitman/Lobo: That Stupid Bastich #1; Justice League/Hitman #1-2Garth EnnisJohn McCrea, Doug Mahnke, Garry Leach