The best way to typify Avatar Comics is that at any moment an evil sorceress can appear wearing a pink French maid’s outfit — and it’s not supposed to be funny. Garish covers explode with outrageous imagery (a recent one featured alien fetuses riding miniature dinosaurs) and girls falling out of their underwear, while the contents read like a failing junior-high-school literature composition. They’re like the Golden Age all over again — in the worst way possible.

Publishing Alan Moore’s Glory will go a long way toward changing Avatar’s image. There’s a big surprise in this issue, and it’s not the script by Moore, which, after sitting in a drawer for years, still crackles with his unexpected, obvious-after-the-fact ideas (like a genuinely schizophrenic secret identity for a super-hero). And it’s not the Golden Age Glory story by Melinda Gebbie, which nicely replicates the primitive charm of ’40s comics. No, it’s the art by Marat Mychaels: It’s much, much better than any of his previous work.

— S.A. Bennett

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#0 Variation A

  12/1/2001
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Glory facing front with buildings in backgroundAlan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#0 Variation B

  12/1/2001
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  $2.00
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Glory amidst ruins on coverAlan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#0 Variation C

  12/1/2001
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Glory preening in fieldAlan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#0 Variation D

  12/1/2001
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Glory holding cape on coverAlan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#0 Variation E

  12/1/2001
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Glory holding cape on cover; Prelude to Alan Moore’s Glory; Platinum foil stamped title; Dealer incentiveAlan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#0 Variation F

  12/1/2001
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Previews Exclusive edition; Prism foil stamped title; Prelude to Alan Moore’s Glory; Edition size of 500; Includes COAAlan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#0 Variation G

  12/1/2001
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Previews Exclusive edition; Prism foil stamped title; Prelude to Alan Moore’s Glory; Edition size of 500; Includes COAAlan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#0 Variation H

  12/1/2001
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Timeless Beauty edition; Prelude to Alan Moore’s Glory; Edition size of 2000Alan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#0 Variation I

  12/1/2001
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Lush Lands edition; Prelude to Alan Moore’s Glory; Edition size of 1500Alan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#0 Variation J

  12/1/2001
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Prelude to Alan Moore’s Glory; Edition size of 1500; Solicited by Comics CavalcadeAlan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#0 Variation K

  12/1/2001
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White Leather edition; Prelude to Alan Moore’s Glory; Edition size of 700Alan Moore, Robert LugibihlBrandon Peterson, Ron Adrian, Joseph Michael Linsner, Sean Shaw, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Karl Waller, Matt Martin

#1

  12/1/2001
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 Alan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation A

  12/1/2001
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Glory with sword and outstretched hand; Large figure in backgroundAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation B

  12/1/2001
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Glory sitting on reefAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation C

  12/1/2001
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Glory standing; Glory large in backgroundAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation D

  12/1/2001
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Linsner coverAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation E

  12/1/2001
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David Finch cover; Glory sitting against red backgroundAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation F

  12/1/2001
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  $7.00
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Platinum foil stamped title; Dealer incentive; Edition size of 500Alan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation G

  12/1/2001
  $12.95
  $13.00
No copies available
Previews Exclusive Edition; Prism foil stamped title; Edition size of 500; Includes COAAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation H

  12/1/2001
  $9.95
  $10.00
No copies available
Ruby Red Edition; Red foil stamped title; Edition size of 400Alan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation I

  12/1/2001
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Gold foil stamped title; Edition size of 500; Solicited by Dynamic ForcesAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation J

  12/1/2001
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Royal Blue Edition; Blue foil stamped title; Edition size of 100; Ships with protective case; Includes COAAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation K

  12/1/2001
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  $6.00
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Fierce Edition; Edition size of 1500Alan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation L

  12/1/2001
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Fierce Emerald Edition; Red foil stamped title; Edition size of 400; Includes COAAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation M

  12/1/2001
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Fierce Emerald Edition; Red foil stamped title; Edition size of 400; Includes COAAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation N

  12/1/2001
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Scowling in rainAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation O

  12/1/2001
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Defender Edition; Edition size of 1250Alan MooreMarat Mychaels

#1 Variation P

  12/1/2001
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Red Velvet Edition; Edition size of 700Alan MooreMarat Mychaels

#2

  1/1/2002
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 Alan MooreMarat Mychaels

#2 Variation A

  1/1/2002
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Swirling orange cape on coverAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#2 Variation B

  1/1/2002
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Shattering glass on coverAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#2 Variation C

  1/1/2002
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Standing with flames in backgroundAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#2 Variation D

  1/1/2002
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Holding torchAlan MooreMarat Mychaels

#2 Variation E

  1/1/2002
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Freedom Edition; Leaping over building; Edition size of 1250Alan MooreMarat Mychaels

#2 Variation F

  1/1/2002
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1 copy available for $27.99
Holding flowers, green backgroundAlan MooreMarat Mychaels