Chase

 CHA0   (DC, 1998)

™ and ©1998 DC Comics, Inc.

(From The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

A first reaction is, “Oh, the old government agent working on cases involving costumed heroes plot.” Not so, though. The special agent is Cameron Chase, who has no time for heroes in tights, yet she herself seems to be developing powers. Chase isn’t a sympathetic character; she’s cool, calculating, and doesn’t give a damn. The series works despite this because D. Curtis Johnson’s plots are novel and intriguing, and the moody artwork by J. H. Williams III and Mick Gray captures exactly the right tone. Extra points of enjoyment for regular DC readers are many references to and appearances by characters both major (Batman in #7–8) and minor (Suicide Squad in #2–3). It’s a shame DC wasn’t prepared to recognize quality over initially slow sales for a series that had all the ingredients to make it a fan-favorite with a little push. Pity. ~HY

Recommended: #1–3

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#1

  2/1/1998
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Bound-in trading cardsDan Curtis JohnsonJ.H. Williams III

#2

  3/1/1998
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 Dan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams IIIJ.H. Williams III

#3

  4/1/1998
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Death of SledgeDan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams IIIJ.H. Williams III

#4

  5/1/1998
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1st Appearance of Acidia; 1st Appearance of Crackle; 1st Appearance of Sharpe; 1st appearance of RadiantDan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams IIIJ.H. Williams III

#5

  6/1/1998
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 Dan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams IIIJ.H. Williams III, Bob Hall

#6

  7/1/1998
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 Dan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams IIIJ.H. Williams III

#7

  8/1/1998
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Investigates BatmanDan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams IIIJ.H. Williams III

#8

  9/1/1998
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Investigates BatmanDan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams IIIJ.H. Williams III

#9

  10/1/1998
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 Dan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams IIIJ.H. Williams III, Charlie Adlard

#1000000

  11/1/1998
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Final IssueDan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams IIIJ.H. Williams III, Charlie Adlard

Deluxe Set #1

 
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Collects Chase #1-9, 1000000, Batman #550, Dc Universe Secret Files #1, Secret Files Guide To The Dc Universe 2000 #31, Superman: Our Worlds At War Secret Files #1, JSA Secret Files #2, The Flash Secret Files #3, The Joker: Last Laugh Secret Files #1, Batgirl Secret Files #1 and Hawkman Secret Files #1Dan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams IIIJ.H. Williams III