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Grendel God and the Devil (2003) comic books 2003-2005

  • Issue #0
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 0

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art and cover by Tim Sale. Hunter Rose was only the beginning. Christine Spar and Brian Li Sung: merely pawns in the Devil's grip, incubating the spirit of Grendel until it was ready to explode into the world and spread across all of human consciousness like a virus infecting its host. Now, several hundred years in the future, as mankind slowly pulls itself together after a third World War, opportunistic religions and obsessive corporations battle for attention. But one force rises above it all and dominates the public psyche -- there's a new drug in town, it's euphoric, it's deadly, it's called Grendel! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 1

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art and cover by John K. Snyder III. The year is 2512, and the kingdom of Grendel is at hand! Several centuries have passed since the mask of Grendel has been worn, and in that time humanity's survived a third World War, the fall of Western Civilization, and the rise of an all-powerful church state. But as the new Catholic Vatican stands as a towering fortress, anchored in the mountains of Colorado and fanatically driven by the depraved Pope Innocent XLII, two men rise up against the church's corrupting influence. The first is Orion Assante, a man determined to expose the pope for who and what he really is. The second is a mysterious madman wearing the all-too-familiar face of Grendel. The Devil has risen again! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Re-presenting the original Grendel #24, with newly remastered color by Jeromy Cox.   Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #2
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 2

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art and cover by John K. Snyder III. Taken completely off-guard by the sudden, violent, and very public re-emergence of Grendel, corrupt Pope Innocent XLII begins marshalling his political forces in an attempt to both capture the elusive Devil and prevent the inevitable public relations fallout that's sure to follow. The word "Inquisition" is in the air, and many are sure to suffer before all is said and done. Meanwhile, corporate investigator Orion Assante struggles to decipher what these new developments mean to the case he's building against the Church, and to worsen matters, loose cannon Pellon Cross -- a deadly Confederacy Of Police officer -- has decided to make Grendel his problem, too. The key players are in place, but who's pulling the strings ... God or the Devil? 32 pages, FC.   Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #3
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 3

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art by Jay Geldhof and John K. Snyder III. Still reeling from the social and political shock waves left behind by the appearance of the new Grendel, corrupt Pope Innocent XLII withdraws from the public eye, pulling his own circle tighter as he tries to figure out how to turn the deadly situation to his advantage. Meanwhile, as Orion Assante tightens his grip on the Church's shady dealings, so too does COP officer Pellon Cross put the squeeze on Assante and his associates. Convinced of a connection between Assante and the maniacal Grendel, Cross digs deeper into Orion's dealings. And unknown to all around him, poor Eppy Thatcher, the man behind the Grendel mask, slides further into despair and madness, and his tortured soul forever caught in a tug-of-war between God and the Devil! 32 pages, FC.   Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #4
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 4

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art and cover by John K. Snyder III. The exploits of Grendel in the 26th century continue! The political chess match between depraved Pope Innocent XLII, corporate investigator Orion Assante, and the madman wearing the mask of Grendel reaches a new level, as each man continues to turn the screws on the others. Determined to carry out his plans to construct a new church tower, Pope Innocent strikes a backdoor deal with C.O.P. officer Pellon Cross. The mission: destroy Assante, no matter what the cost! Meanwhile, Orion uncovers a deadly secret in the blueprints of Innocent's new construction -- a secret that could bring the entire world to its knees! 32 pages, FC.   Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #5
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 5

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art and cover by John K. Snyder III. In the 26th century, all hell is breaking loose as an unholy trinity of corrupt religious officials, a stalwart corporate investigator, and a maniacal vigilante clash over the construction of a new church tower. It's not the tower itself that's the focus of this fight, but the powerful and deadly secret that festers behind its holy façade. In the days of Pope Innocent XLII, the toll of a church bell is a death-knell to its followers--and the entire world!--unless Orion Assante can put a stop to the Church's horrifying plan. But Confederacy of Police officer Pellon Cross is on a mission to put a stop to Assante, and the Pope has declared an Inquistion into his efforts. 32 pages, FC.   Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #6
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 6

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art by Jay Geldhof and John K. Snyder III. As the Devil descends into a hallucinogenic search for greater truth, Pellon Cross--newly appointed footsoldier of God--embarks on a long, strange trip of his own. Sent by the increasingly power-crazy Pope Innocent XLII to the Sahara Desert, Cross is charged with raiding a nuclear depot and retrieving its hidden cache for the Church's use. Meanwhile, under the sickening streets of Vatican Ouest, the Rat gets his revenge. Matt Wagner's hell-bent romp through the 26th century hits full-throttle with this sixth issue, and it only gets wilder from here! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Re-presenting the original Grendel #29, with new color and new cover art.   Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #7
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 7

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art and cover by John K. Snyder III. Matt Wagner's nightmarish forecast for the future plumbs new depths in this issue, as we witness the first direct confrontation between God and the Devil--the initial showdown between our drug-crazed Grendel and the malevolent Pope Innocent XLII. Left raw and exposed from this violent ordeal, the Pope heads straight for another throat--this one belonging to his newest minion, C.O.P. officer Pellon Cross! Meanwhile, corporate investigator Orion Assante continues his dangerous search for the truth, despite the government's forced dismantling of the Tower Commission. Now he's an outlaw on the hunt, with nothing less than God Himself as quarry. 32 pages, FC.   Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #8
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 8

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art and cover by John K. Snyder III. The madness intensifies, and God seethes with rage as the Devil--and Orion Assante-- inch closer to their separate but shared goal of disemboweling the Catholic Church. With Easter Sunday's big broadcast just one week away, an uninvited (and unhinged!) guest of the congregation begins sabotaging the Holy Week ceremonies, while the infuriated Pope desperately struggles to maintain control of his empire. Meanwhile, outlawed exile Assante goes to the heart of the matter--the new church tower itself--to try to decipher the secret purpose behind its construction. The stakes--and the bodies--are piling up, as Matt Wagner's most mind-bending Grendel saga nears its shocking conclusion. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Re-presenting the original Grendel #31, with new color and new cover art. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #9
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 9

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art by Jay Geldhof and John K. Snyder III. In this penultimate issue of the most hell-bent Grendel series to date, the focus is on just a handful of key players: blood-crazed C.O.P. officer Pellon Cross, the extremely hallucinogenic heretic calling himself Grendel, and a very determined little rat who's had just about enough, thank you very much. This is where it all comes to a big, painfully swollen head -- Grendel makes his most determined and effective strike (so far!) against God, and the horrendous, bloody truth behind the church is revealed in shocking display...just in time for Easter Sunday! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Re-presenting the original Grendel #32, with new color and new cover art. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #10
    Grendel God and the Devil (2003) 10

    Written by Matt Wagner. Art by Jay Geldhof and John K. Snyder III. Death in the name of life, evil in the name of god--the age of Grendel is here! The final double-sized issue in this landmark ten-part series concludes one of the darkest tales ever told in the Grendel saga. All the evil that man is capable of has taken the world hostage in the name of God. Forces are mounting against the Church while Pope Innocent XLII awaits his signal to unleash the new holy war--at dawn Easter Sunday. Thirsting for blood, Church recruit Pellon Cross seeks revenge on the world around him, while Orion Assante discovers a terrifying truth--the living dead walk the earth. Say your prayers, children. God is risen...and so has the Devil! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Re-presenting the original Grendel #33, with new color and new cover art.   Cover price $4.99.