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Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) comic books

  • Issue #1A
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 1A

    First Printing, Color cover. Written by Greg Rucka Art by Jesus Saiz. Cover by Lee Bermejo. Checkmate holds the line. Cross it ? and they'll take you off the board. Permanently. In this thrilling new ongoing series, the team behind the blockbuster OMAC PROJECT ? writer Greg Rucka & artist Jesus Saiz ? returns with a different spy agency for a different world. Infinite Crisis has changed the DCU, and Checkmate has shaped its hard-learned lessons into a new game plan. In Checkmate, it's all about the balance of power. Between Black and White; between human and metahuman; and between the familiar faces who have become its new Kings and Queens. It's also about the propaganda wars, black ops combat, and political manuevering that fuel Checkmate's critical missions ? missions that take a grueling toll on the agents' day-to-day lives. First, however, they must prove their right to exist ? to the U.N. And they only have hours to do it in this breathtaking first issue! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews. ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1B
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 1B

    Second Printing, sketch cover with black,white and red title logo. Written by Greg Rucka Art by Jesus Saiz. Cover by Lee Bermejo. Checkmate holds the line. Cross it ? and they'll take you off the board. Permanently. In this thrilling new ongoing series, the team behind the blockbuster OMAC PROJECT ? writer Greg Rucka & artist Jesus Saiz ? returns with a different spy agency for a different world. Infinite Crisis has changed the DCU, and Checkmate has shaped its hard-learned lessons into a new game plan. In Checkmate, it's all about the balance of power. Between Black and White; between human and metahuman; and between the familiar faces who have become its new Kings and Queens. It's also about the propaganda wars, black ops combat, and political manuevering that fuel Checkmate's critical missions ? missions that take a grueling toll on the agents' day-to-day lives. First, however, they must prove their right to exist ? to the U.N. And they only have hours to do it in this breathtaking first issue! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews. On sale April 26 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 2

    Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Jesus Saiz. Cover by Lee Bermejo. The thrilling new series by Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN), Jesus Saiz (OMAC PROJECT) and cover artist Lee Bermejo (LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL) continues! The race is on to become the world's most super-powered nation ? and when that nation is China, the new Checkmate faces its biggest challenge ever! ? 32 pg, FC.US Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #3
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 3

    Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Cliff Richards. Cover by Lee Bermejo. It's White Bishop's move as Checkmate tries to crack Beijing's secret metahuman project! Featuring guest art by Cliff Richards (OMAC PROJECT, WONDER WOMAN). ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #4
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 4

    Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Jesus Saiz. Cover by Lee Bermejo. A Kobra traitor is revealed and an international metahuman battle joined as "The Game of Kings" concludes! ? 32 pg, FC. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #5
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 5

    Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Jesus Saiz. Cover by Lee Bermejo. Three candidates compete to become Black Queen's Knight in the sensational stand-alone tale "Selection." ? 32 pg, FC. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #6
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 6

    Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir. Art by Cliff Richards & Dan Green. Cover by Jesus Saiz. The return of SUICIDE SQUAD! Rucka teams up with co-writers DeFilippis and Weir for a 2-part thriller that puts Amanda Waller's pet project back in action with a CHECKMATE twist! ? 32 pg, FC. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #7
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 7

    Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir. Pencils by Cliff Richards, inks by Dan Green & Bob Wiacek. Cover by Jesus Saiz. An original member of SUICIDE SQUAD returns! But there's more to it than meets the eye as this founding father's outnumbered by his own prey! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #8
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 8

    Written by Greg Rucka. Art and cover by Jesus Saiz. Checkmate clashes with a rival agency on American soil! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #9
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 9

    Written by Greg Rucka. Art and cover by Jesus Saiz. The Black Queen deputizes the big guns in an all-out bid to keep Pawn 502's mission alive! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #10
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 10

    Written by Greg Rucka. Art and cover by Jesus Saiz. 'Pawn 502' concludes! All spy agencies have special forces. Only Checkmate has Shadowpact - but even magic may not stop a survivor of Luthor's Everyman Project from blowing this op sky-high! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #11
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 11

    Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir. Art by Steve Scott Cover by Jesus Saiz. Part 1 of the 2-part 'Corvalho' with guest art by SHADOWPACT'S Steve Scott! Fire, the Black King's Knight, tries to break free from Amanda Waller's blackmail in a move that will shake the agency from top to bottom! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #12
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 12

    Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir Art by Steve Scott & Nathan Massengill Cover by Jesus Saiz An INFINITE CRISIS score gets settled when Judomaster's son faces Bane, his father's murderer! Meanwhile, the Black King discovers the meaning of 'Corvalho' - a meaning long hidden by his own Knight, Fire! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #13
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 13

    Written by Greg Rucka Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Cover by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert. Checkout, part 1 They've just been waiting for the right opening gambit, and now's the time to make the first move as Checkmate hunts the Outsiders! Jump aboard for a 3-month crossover called 'Checkout,' continuing in May's OUTSIDERS #47, as the DCU's top spies throw down with the DCU's most troublemaking hero team! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #14
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 14

    Written by Greg Rucka & Judd Winick Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Cover by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert Part 3 of 'Checkout,' continued from OUTSIDERS #47! The agency's locked in a shotgun wedding with the Outsiders. The honeymoon's on Oolong Island, a mission that nobody else in the DCU will touch, and the combined strike force is about to find out why! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #15
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 15

    Written by Greg Rucka Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Cover by Matthew Clark Part 5 of 'Checkout,' continued from OUTSIDERS #48! They say politics makes for strange bedfellows, and as their mission with the Outsiders reaches the end stage, the Royals are about to discover how many different meanings that has... Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #16
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 16

    Written by Greg Rucka & Judd Winick Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Cover by Karl Kerschl In a wrenching stand-alone story, the Black Queen and the White King wrestle with whether to resume their affair - as Checkmate welcomes her former torturer to the Royal Family! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #17
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 17
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    Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann Art Chris Samnee Cover by Kalman Andrasofsky If Checkmate's powerful enough to have a takedown plan for every hero and villain on Earth, why isn't its Alpine headquarters under assault 24-7? Well, it is - which is why it needs a Master Jailer to keep it running, in this thrilling stand-alone story co-written by Eric Trautmann (Perfect Dark). Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #18
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 18

    Written by Greg Rucka, art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson. Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky. Amanda Waller's unauthorized Black Ops game is exposed! 'The Fall of the Wall' begins here! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #19
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 19

    Written by Greg Rucka Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky 'Fall of the Wall' Part 2! The White Queen turns to bare-knuckle blackmail to hang onto her job - and Amanda Waller knows everyone's secrets! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #20
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 20

    Written by Greg Rucka Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky 'The Fall of the Wall' concludes with a bang! Taskforce X marks the spot as the Royals force a showdown with Amanda Waller! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #21
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 21

    Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann Art by Chris Samnee Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky The sensational 2-part story 'Mademoiselle Marie' begins! Long before World War II, a legendary French spy network was born - and now a kidnapping in Africa has turned the Mademoiselle Marie legacy against its latest standard-bearer, the Black Queen's Knight! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #22
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    Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann Art by Chris Samnee Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky 'Mademoiselle Marie' concludes! Will Black Queen's Knight get her target safely out of Bialya, or will she become the latest Mademoiselle Marie to be laid to eternal rest? Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #23
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 23

    Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Cover by Kalman Andrasovfsky 'Castling' begins here! It's been over a year since Pawn 502 went deep undercover inside the cult of Kobra. Now he's resurfaced, warning of a plot that will cost hundreds of thousands of lives and ignite a holy war across the planet, a plot that the Royals may not be able to stop in time. But can Pawn 502 still be trusted? This 3-part epic lays bare the workings of the DC intelligence community worldwide - and threatens to destroy it altogether! On sale February 20 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #24
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 24

    Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Cover by Kalman Andrasovfsky As the edges of Kobra's plot are discovered, the scale and the stakes continue to rise, jeopardizing millions of innocent lives around the planet. But is this all cover for something far more terrifying - something that even the biggest powers of the DCU may be powerless to stop? ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #25
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 25

    Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Cover by Kalman Andrasovfsky 'Castling' concludes! Taking down Kobra's mass attack - a bid to bring forth the apocalyptic era of Kali Yuga - requires Checkmate to use their ops team of last resort: The Rooks! A 25th issue not to be missed! On sale April 23 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #26
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 26

    Written by Bruce Jonesn Art and cover by Manual Garcia 'Chimera,' by Bruce Jones (Hulk) and Manuel Garcia (COUNTDOWN) begins! Left for dead on a Middle East minefield, one soldier's only chance to survive is as a test subject of a dangerous-but-invaluable project run by the Black King. Both the King's wildest hopes and fears will be realized when the project takes a wrong turn, creating a fighter remarkably well-suited for supernatural battles! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #27
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 27

    Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Manuel Garcia Resurrected as the monstrous Chimera, PFC Adam Sharp is sent on a deadly mission to the loneliest corner of the world even as his bereaved fiancée vows to find him...and just as Whiteside's analysts belatedly realize the full extent of his new powers! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #28
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    Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Manuel Garcia Checkmate struggles to contain a growing environmental disaster, and the Black King faces upheaval in his own ranks over it - even as the King's secret weapon, Chimera, is exposed to the memory of his previous life! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #29
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 29

    Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Manuel Garcia The Royals send an increasingly erratic Chimera up against an imminent apocalypse! Good thing the Global Guardians are there to back him up! ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #30
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 30

    Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Manuel Garcia Chimera and Chloe are finally reunited, but all hell's breaking loose around them, especially when August General in Iron defies the Black King's orders and returns to China. ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #31
    Checkmate (2006 DC 2nd Series) 31

    FINAL ISSUE - Written by Bruce Jones Art and cover by Manuel Garcia All the pieces on the Checkmate board have converged on China. Is it the end of the world as we know it in this series finale issue? Or will Chimera save the day? ? 32 pg, FC, ? FINAL ISSUE Cover price $2.99.