Codename: Knockout

 CODK   (Vertigo, 2001-2003)

™ and ©2001 Louis Small and Robert Rodi

When you pickup a title from DC’s Vertigo imprint you can be fairly sure that you’ll be getting a serious, occult-based multi-themed narrative with art that is heavy on symbolism and abstraction, right? Well, let’s just say this is not your father’s Vertigo.

Codename: Knockout is a fun-loving farce that evokes the superspy genre of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The protagonists are blonde bombshell, Angela St. Grace and her partner/best friend, Go-Go Fiasco, an over-the-top gay man given to reciting movie dialogue even when he is moments from death.

This title’s presence in the Vertigo stable seems mandated entirely by the characters’ frank sexuality and the plethora of derriere shots that Angela displays. Nevertheless the writing is smart and funny and the T & A art is entirely appropriate.

— George Haberberger

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#0

  6/1/2001
  $2.50
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6 copies available from $1.49
 Robert RodiLouis Small Jr.

#1

  7/1/2001
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  $2.75
3 copies available from $1.49
 Robert RodiLouis Small Jr.

#1 Variation A

  7/2/2001
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2 copies available from $1.05
Man in shower on coverRobert RodiLouis Small Jr.

#2

  8/1/2001
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15 copies available from $0.60
 Robert RodiLouis Small Jr.

#3

  9/1/2001
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13 copies available from $0.75
 Robert RodiLouis Small Jr.

#4

  10/1/2001
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13 copies available from $0.99
 Robert RodiYanick Paquette, Louis Small Jr.

#5

  11/1/2001
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8 copies available from $0.50
 Robert RodiAl Rio, Louis Small Jr.

#6

  12/1/2001
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12 copies available from $0.99
 Robert RodiAmanda Conner

#7

  1/1/2002
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 Robert RodiYanick Paquette

#8

  2/1/2002
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 Robert RodiYanick Paquette

#9

  3/1/2002
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 Robert RodiAmanda Conner

#10

  4/1/2002
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10 copies available from $0.96
 Robert RodiYanick Paquette

#11

  5/1/2002
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 Robert RodiYanick Paquette

#12

  6/1/2002
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9 copies available from $1.25
 Robert RodiPhil Jimenez, Yanick Paquette

#13

  7/1/2002
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 Robert RodiAmanda Conner

#14

  8/1/2002
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1st appearance of Divinita Beastly; 1st appearance of Ravish KinkimanboiRobert RodiAmanda Conner

#14 Variation A

  8/1/2002
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1st appearance of Divinita Beastly; 1st appearance of Ravish Kinkimanboi; Right half of interconnecting cover with #14Robert RodiAmanda Conner

#15

  9/1/2002
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 Robert RodiEd Benés

#16

  10/1/2002
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 Robert RodiEd Benés

#17

  11/1/2002
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 Robert RodiEd Benés

#18

  12/1/2002
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 Robert RodiEd Benés

#19

  2/1/2003
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9 copies available from $1.25
 Robert RodiMark A. Robinson

#20

  3/1/2003
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 Robert RodiMark A. Robinson

#21

  4/1/2003
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 Robert RodiJohn Lucas

#22

  5/1/2003
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 Robert RodiJohn Lucas

#23

  6/1/2003
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Final issueRobert RodiJohn Lucas

Book #1

  4/21/2010
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1 copy available for $19.99
Collects Codename: Knockout #0-6; Introduction by Robert RodiRobert RodiLouis Small Jr., Amanda Conner, Yanick Paquette, Al Rio