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American Century (2001) comic books

  • Issue #1
    American Century (2001) 1

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY CHAYKIN. A decorated WWII vet bails on the trappings of suburban America rather than serve in the Korean conflict, hijacking a plane to begin an extraordinary life of action and adventure that spans the entire globe. MATURE READERS. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2
    American Century (2001) 2

    Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman. Art BY Marc Laming and John Stokes. Painted Cover by Chaykin. The action intensifies in the new VERTIGO monthly! Hell gets hotter for Harry Kraft - who finds Guatemala a whole 'nother smoke after dodging the draft and blowing out of Suburban America in 1950. Nobody told Harry he was jumping from the frying pan into the fire - as he's instantly caught up in international espionage and foreign affairs with a string of lethal lovelies. And why does every friend he makes turn up dead? MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #3
    American Century (2001) 3

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY CHAYKIN. The Guatemalan Revolution's in full swing as rebels invade the capital city and bodies start piling up. But when one of the bodies turns out to one of Harry Kraft's close friends, it's time for Harry to get out the big guns and start a little revolution of his own. It's two-gun, two-fisted action south of the border where the key to ultimate victory rests on a blood-red pair of stiletto heels. MATURE READERS FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #4
    American Century (2001) 4

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY CHAYKIN. "Bananarama". The opening story arc concludes in this action-packed issue. Guatemala City literally explodes as the People's Revolution kicks into high gear. The CIA-backed military butchers fight a street-by-street battle against the Communist insurgents and it's up to Harry Kraft to level the playing field. Luckily, Harry knows a thing or two about flying fighter planes and he takes to the air to rain down some serious hellfire. MATURE READERS Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #5
    American Century (2001) 5

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY JOHN VAN FLEET. Harry Kraft trades the sticky jungles of Guatemala for the steamy sheets of Hollywood. Hired as a studio security guard, Harry saves a starlet from her rapacious costar, the Mob moves West, and and a publicity-hungry Senator uses the "Red Menace" to start an investigation that will send ripples down the Boulevard of Broken Dreams. MATURE READERS FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #6
    American Century (2001) 6

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY JOHN VAN FLEET. Harry Kraft's swapping spit with a sexy starlet and a man-hungry mom, but the joke's on Hollywood's top comedy team - who'll do anything to break their studio contract. And who kidnapped the six-year-old Mexican girl? These dark secrets light up Tinseltown and turn the spotlight on a super-hero marked for death. MATURE READERS FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #7
    American Century (2001) 7

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY DICK GIORDANO AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY JOHN VAN FLEET. In stores September 19. "The Protector," Part 3 of 4. The ugly reality of Hollywood comes into focus for Harry Kraft, as a young actress reveals her dirty little secret; a government snitch gets a TV show; and a mob boss makes a gossip columnist an offer she can't refuse. Featuring guest-pencils by Dick Giordano. MATURE READERS. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    American Century (2001) 8

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY JOHN VAN FLEET. "The Protector," Part 4 of 4. Harry Kraft shoots it out with Teresa's kidnappers at the Farmer's Market, but the joke's on comedian Joey Leonard, who gets caught holding a drug dealer's bag; and Tim comes clean with an offer the Senator can't refuse. Everybody gets what they deserve - and then some - as Harry's adventure in Hollywood ends with a bang! MATURE READERS FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    American Century (2001) 9

    Route 66 - Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman. Art by Warren Pleece. Cover by John Van Fleet. A stand-alone issue and a perfect entry point for new readers! On his way out of Los Angeles, Harry Kraft is an easy rider down the famous two-lane blacktop. But when he makes a pit stop at a roadside cafe, he finds a hot blonde who'll do anything to escape her dead-end marriage to a boorish mechanic. Harry loves her cherry pie, but is it enough to make him commit murder? 32 pages, full color. Mature Readers. "...an escape into a secret, cynical world where morality drains out like blood into a gutter." -Time.com Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #10
    American Century (2001) 10

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. Part 1 of the 4-Part "White Lightning." Anti-hero/adventurer Harry Kraft's knee-deep in rednecks, working for the public good in North Carolina ? where the locals like their stock car racing fast and their liquor home-brewed. For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11
    American Century (2001) 11

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. Part 2 of the 4-Part "White Lightning." Harry Kraft's getting a dose of Southern comfort from Lorelei, a stock car racer who's burning up the track ? not to mention Harry's bed. A Yankee ATF agent comes to town and Wallace Pitt's plot to control Newton's moonshine trade explodes in violence and vengeance. MATURE READERS FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    American Century (2001) 12

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LUKE ROSS AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. Part 3 of the 4-Part "White Lightning," featuring guest-pencils by Luke Ross (X-Man). Harry Kraft rides shotgun with uptight ATF Agent Gilmore after Sheriff Falk is mortally wounded in a gun-blazing car chase with local moonshiners. Harry and Gilmore are dead set on nailing the bad guys, if they don't kill each other first. The Korean War hits home as Wallace Pitt mourns the death of his son, and Lorelei makes a decision that will change her relationship with Harry forever. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #13
    American Century (2001) 13

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. Part 4 of the 4-part "White Lightning." Hell hath no fury like a man betrayed, as Wallace Pitt's moonshine consortium explodes in high octane action and his daughter Lorelei meets a fiery fate on a hairpin turn. Newton, North Carolina - not to mention Harry Kraft - will never be the same. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #14
    American Century (2001) 14

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LUKE ROSS AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. A new storyline begins with "An American in Paris," Part 1 of 3. Still stinging from Lorelei's betrayal, Harry Kraft's traded the backwoods of North Carolina for the bistros of Paris. Drinking le wine, reading le book, and cutting le cheese, Harry's in ex-pat heaven until he meets up with an old army buddy named Buddy who needs a favor. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #15
    American Century (2001) 15

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LUKE ROSS AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. "An American in Paris," Part 2 of 3. Harry Kraft discovers a warehouse full of stolen paintings, but the Nazi loot is le key to a pompous French art dealer's plan to flood the world with near-perfect frauds. With Henri, the half-baked baker, on his tail, Harry's only hope is the mysterious Angelique. But will this Parisian angel put him on Cloud Nine, or six feet under? MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #16
    American Century (2001) 16

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LUKE ROSS AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. "An American in Paris," Part 3 of 3. The merde hits the fan, as Harry Kraft double-crosses his new friends, and copies of the stolen paintings explode onto the Paris art scene. Buddy has a fall from grace, Mendes gets a pain in the butt, and Angelique shows her true colors. For Harry, things will never be the Seine. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #17
    American Century (2001) 17

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND DIGITAL CHAMELEON. PAINTED COVER BY JIM SILKE. Part 1 of the 4-part "Coming Home." Harry Kraft's back in Chicago, blowing hot air in the Windy City and hoping life's changed since he left. The jazz clubs are still hopping, the cops are still corrupt, and the camera clubs are still clicking. But when Harry finds out his black sheep brother's no longer among the living, it forces him into a reunion with the one person he wishes was dead. Whatever happens, don't touch the hair. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #18
    American Century (2001) 18

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY JIM SILKE. Part 2 of the 5-part "Coming Home." In "Beth Wish," Harry Kraft comes face to face with his spiteful wife, who's making a fortune in mail-order porn. Will Beth turn his life into a living hell, or can Harry get protection from the cops on the take? The Korean War winds down, and it's the joy of sax, as Ethlie meets Artie at the jazz club. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #19
    American Century (2001) 19

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LUKE ROSS AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY JIM SILKE. Part 3 of the 5-part "Coming Home." Harry Kraft's honeymoon in Chicago is cut short, as he's forced to say "I do" to his wife's proposal. But can he divorce himself from Beth's deadly plan in time to save his own skin? Artie has a heart-to-heart with his parole officer; the crooked cops engage in brutal honesty; and Ethlie falls in love with chicken chow mein. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #20
    American Century (2001) 20

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LAMING AND DIGITAL CHAMELEON. PAINTED COVER BY JIM SILKE. "Coming Home" Part 4 of 5. Harry Kraft finds an ally in his plan to frame a pair of crooked cops, but his wife's double-dealing could cost Harry his freedom. Artie and Ethlie do a figure-eight when they go ice skating, Beth breaks in a new boyfriend, and McFadden plays it safe when he empties his safety deposit box. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #21
    American Century (2001) 21

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY MARC LANNING AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY JIM SILKE. "Coming Home" Part 5 of 5. Blackmail, theft, arson, destruction of private property, assaulting a police officer, and impersonating a ghost. These are just a few of the crimes committed, as Harry Kraft's return to his hometown of Chicago comes to an explosive - and deadly - conclusion. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #22
    American Century (2001) 22

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LUKE ROSS AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLENN ORBIK. "Tramps" Part 1 of 2. Harry Kraft's hopping freight trains when an unexpected stop lands him in a Hobo Jungle outside Charity, Ohio. But Harry doesn't believe in charity, and when a grisly murder rains on his parade, he looks to a heroin-addicted hooker named Faith for answers. MATURE READERS FC, 32 pgs. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #23
    American Century (2001) 23

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LUKE ROSS AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. "Tramps" Part 2 of 2. Hobos in Nazi Uniforms? It's all a bad dream for Harry Kraft... and the nightmare doesn't end when he wakes up. The local prostitute needs a fix, the local fixer needs an alibi, and Harry needs a one-way ticket out of Charity, Ohio - a seedy little town full of big secrets and bigger lies, where people like Harry wind up dead. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #24
    American Century (2001) 24

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY JOHN SEVERIN. PAINTED COVER BY CHAYKIN. This Western one-shot introduces Harry Kraft's great-grandfather - an Eastern European immigrant who takes on an evil Kansas land baron to help save a little house on the prairie. Special guest-artist John Severin (DESPERADOES: QUIET OF THE GRAVE, Frontline Combat) handles the art chores, with a painted cover by Howard Chaykin. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #25
    American Century (2001) 25

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LAN MEDINA AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. Kicking off the final AMERICAN CENTURY storyline - the 3-part "Bite the Big Apple" - featuring art by FABLES artist Lan Medina. Harry Kraft takes Manhattan by storm when he gets a gig writing super comic books for a seedy publisher. Beatniks and politics collide as a sexy, Hollywood starlet makes a surprise return and a midget wrestler gets his big break. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #26
    American Century (2001) 26

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LAN MEDINA AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. In "Smackdown," Harry creates Starburst Comics' newest costumed hero, and Tiny Tim wrestles with his conscience... for the championship belt. Plus, the return of an old flame as a familiar Hollywood starlet takes on Broadway. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #27
    American Century (2001) 27

    WRITTEN BY HOWARD CHAYKIN AND DAVID TISCHMAN. ART BY LAN MEDINA AND JOHN STOKES. PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK. In the final issue of the series, Harry Kraft's adventures go out with a bang and a whimper, thanks to a hot night with Broadway bombshell Mindy Marin. Meanwhile, Starburst's costumed hero, Dr. Dream, seeks revenge on Tiny Tim's killers. MATURE READERS FC, 32pgs. Cover price $2.75.