Painkiller Jane (Dynamite)

    (Dynamite, 2006)
™ and ©2006 Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti, Dynamite Entertainment

For the first time since he was elevated to the position of editor-in-chief at Marvel, Joe Quesada returns to one of the Event Comics characters he co-created with Jimmy Palmiotti. Coinciding with the TV movie adaptation that aired on Sci-Fi Channel, this book also marks the premiere of Painkiller Jane under the Dynamite banner. If the Punisher and Wolverine were to have a baby together, Jane Vasco might be the result. A former undercover cop turned vigilante, she uses her ability to heal rapidly to take out urban criminals.

— Colin Chan

From the Comics Buyer’s Guide:

The cool name and cool covers on this series should catch the eye of fans perusing comics-shop shelves. On closer inspection, it appears that Painkiller Jane is a solid action-adventure book. The blood, battles, and big egos bound through the story at breakneck pace, and the protagonist is a calculating, savvy vigilante who knows what she is and where her loyalties lie—the latter part in particular proving pivotal and juicy for her character development.

Like Batman, she has a strong tie to the local police force. However, Jane has no qualms about killing—or, of course, taking damage. She’s literally built to take whatever beating anyone throws at her, be it fisticuffs or flying bullets.

Comic books about vigilantes are a dime a dozen and have been for decades. Even having a female lead—while rare—has been done before. However, so far the creative team behind Jane has presented her in an entertaining, eye-catching way. This is a title to watch.

— Ray Sidman

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#1 Variation A

  3/1/2006
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Joe Quesada & Jimmy Palmiotti coverJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#1 Variation B

  3/1/2006
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Amanda Conner coverJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#1 Variation C

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Billy Tan coverJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#1 Variation D

 
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Lee Moder cover; ca. 2006Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#1 Variation E

  10/1/1997
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Adam Hughes Incentive Cover/Limited: 1 in 10Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#1 Variation F

 
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DFE Joe Quesada alternate wraparound coverJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#1 Variation G

  3/1/2006
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DFE Blood Red Foil CoverJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder, Joe Quesada

#2 Variation A

 
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Lee Moder cover; ca. 2006Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

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Phil Noto coverJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

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Amanda Conner coverJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#2 Variation D

  4/1/2006
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Joe Quesada coverJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#2 Variation E

 
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Phil Noto Negative Incentive Cover. Limited to 1 in 10.Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#2 Variation F

 
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Moder Sketch RRP Edition. Limited to 1 in 20.Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#2 Variation G

  3/1/2006
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Dynamic Forces Amanda Connor Sketch EditionJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#3 Variation A

  5/1/2006
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Cover A by Joe Quesada (character with a black background)Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#3 Variation B

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Cover B by Will Conrad (character with a giant head behind her)Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#3 Variation C

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Cover C by Lee Moder (Action style cover)Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#3 Variation D

  5/1/2006
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B&W incentive variant of cover A by Joe QuesadaJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

#3 Variation E

 
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B&W cover variant by Lee ModerJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

Book #1

 
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Regular cover; Painkiller Jane kneeling on black backgroundJimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

Book #1 Variation A

 
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Painkiller Jane with gun close-up against flame background on cover; Collects Painkiller Jane (Dynamite) #1–3; ca. 2007Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder

Book #1 Variation B

 
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Kristanna Loken SciFi cover; Collects Painkiller Jane (Dynamite) #1–3; ca. 2007Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe QuesadaLee Moder