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Grendel:

Grendel Tales

After the conclusion of Grendel: War Child, effectively completing the ongoing series, Grendel continued as a series of mini-series titled Grendel Tales.

Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell #1

“Chapter 1: Four Beginnings, One Case” -- 24 pages

  • written by James Robinson; art by Teddy H. Kristiansen

first issue; cover by Teddy H. Kristiansen and Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Aug 1993

Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell #2

“Chapter 2: Three Searchers, One Lucky Streak” -- 24 pages

  • written by James Robinson; art by Teddy H. Kristiansen

cover by Teddy H. Kristiansen and Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Sept 1993
Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell #3

“Chapter 3: Four Questions, Three Answers” -- 24 pages

  • written by James Robinson; art by Teddy H. Kristiansen with Jan Solheim

cover by Teddy H. Kristiansen and Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Oct 1993
Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell #4

“Chapter 4: One Rite, Three Wrongs” -- 24 pages

  • written by James Robinson; art by Teddy H. Kristiansen

cover by Teddy H. Kristiansen and Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Nov 1993
Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell #5

“Chapter 5: One Carnival, Three Captives” -- 24 pages

  • written by James Robinson; art by Teddy H. Kristiansen

cover by Teddy H. Kristiansen and Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Dec 1993
Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell #6

“Chapter 6: Four Fates, One Finale” -- 24 pages

  • written by James Robinson; art by Teddy H. Kristiansen

final issue; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Jan 1994

Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell

collects Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell #1-6; published by Dark Horse Comics

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Grendel Tales: The Devil’s Hammer #1

“Book 1: Black Blood” -- 20 pages

  • written by Rob Walton; art by Rob Walton

“Imitation of Life, Part 1″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

first issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Feb 1994

Grendel Tales: The Devil’s Hammer #2

“Book 2: Dark Arrows” -- 20 pages

  • written by Rob Walton; art by Rob Walton

“Imitation of Life, Part 2″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Mar 1994
Grendel Tales: The Devil’s Hammer #3

“Book 3: The Truth” -- 20 pages

  • written by Rob Walton; art by Rob Walton

“Devil Quest: The Glistening, Part 1″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Apr 1994

Grendel Tales: The Devil in Our Midst #1

“Chapter 1″ -- 24 pages

  • written by Steve Seagle; art by Paul Grist

“Devil Quest: The Glistening, Part 2″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

first issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated May 1994

Grendel Tales: The Devil in Our Midst #2

“Chapter 2″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Steve Seagle; art by Paul Grist

“Devil Quest: Incisionary Tactics, Part 1″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated June 1994
Grendel Tales: The Devil in Our Midst #3

“Chapter 3″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Steve Seagle; art by Paul Grist

“Devil Quest: Incisionary Tactics, Part 2″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated July 1994
Grendel Tales: The Devil in Our Midst #4

“Chapter 4″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Steve Seagle; art by Paul Grist

“Devil Quest: Pigsville, Part 1″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Aug 1994
Grendel Tales: The Devil in Our Midst #5

“Chapter 5″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Steve Seagle; art by Paul Grist

“Devil Quest: Pigsville, Part 2″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Sept 1994

Grendel Tales: The Devil in Our Midst

collects Grendel Tales: The Devil in Our Midst #1-5 (without Matt Wagner’s back-ups); published by Dark Horse Comics

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Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths #1

“Part 1: Devil’s Lot” -- 22 pages

  • written by Darko Macan; art by Edvin Biuković

“Devil Quest: Meat Machine, Part 1″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

first issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Oct 1994

Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths #2

“Part 2: Devil’s Ways” -- 22 pages

  • written by Darko Macan; art by Edvin Biuković

“Devil Quest: Meat Machine, Part 2″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Nov 1994

Grendel Tales: Homecoming #1

untitled

  • written by Pat McEown (with additional dialogue by Matt Wagner); art by Pat McEown
  • Susan Verhagen returns home

“Devil Quest: Babylon Crash, Part 1″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

first issue; pages 20; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Dec 1994

Grendel Tales: Homecoming #2

untitled -- 20 pages

  • written by Pat McEown (with additional dialogue by Matt Wagner); art by Pat McEown

“Devil Quest: Babylon Crash, Part 2″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Jan 1995
Grendel Tales: Homecoming #3

untitled -- 20 pages

  • written by Pat McEown (with additional dialogue by Matt Wagner); art by Pat McEown

“Devil Quest: Too Dead to Die, Part 1″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Feb 1995

Grendel Tales: Homecoming
cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; cover-dated 2000

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Grendel Tales: Devil’s Choices #1

“Chapter 1: Young Devils” -- 20 pages

  • written by Darko Macan; art by Edvin Biuković
  • features the same characters as Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths, by the same creators

“Devil Quest: Too Dead to Die, Part 2″ -- 4 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner
  • final chapter

first issue; cover by Edvin Biuković; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Mar 1995

Grendel Tales: Devil’s Choices #2

“Chapter 2: Devil Drives” -- 24 pages

  • written by Darko Macan; art by Edvin Biuković

cover by Edvin Biuković; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Apr 1995
Grendel Tales: Devil’s Choices #3

“Chapter 3: Devils at War” -- 24 pages

  • written by Darko Macan; art by Edvin Biuković

cover by Edvin Biuković; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated May 1995
Grendel Tales: Devil’s Choices #4

“Chapter 4: Devil by Devils Condemned” -- 24 pages

  • written by Darko Macan; art by Edvin Biuković

final issue; cover by Edvin Biuković; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated June 1995

Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths

collects Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths #1-2 and Grendel Tales: Devil’s Choices #1-4 (without Matt Wagner’s back-up stories); cover by Edvin Biuković (colored by Matt Wagner); published by Dark Horse Comics; $16.95

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Grendel: Devil Quest

collects Matt Wagner’s back-ups from Grendel Tales: The Devil’s Hammer #1-3, Grendel Tales: The Devil in Our Midst #1-5, Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths #1-2, Grendel Tales: Homecoming #1-3, and Grendel Tales: Devil’s Choices #1; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; cover-dated Nov 1995

Grendel: Devil Quest hardcover
cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; cover-dated 2008

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Grendel Cycle

“A Grendel Primer” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner
  • uses the alphabet to describe various Grendel characters and aspects

“The Long and Twisted History of Grendel” -- 48 pages

“Grendel Timeline” -- 2 pages

“Grendel Cover Gallery” -- 4 pages

  • represents, in reduced form, the covers to Comico Primer #2, Grendel Vol. 1 #1-3, Grendel: Devil by the Deed, Grendel Vol. 2 #1-40, and Grendel: War Child

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $5.95; cover-dated Oct 1995
Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care #1

“Book 1″ -- 24 pages

  • written by Terry LaBan; art by Peter Doherty

first issue; cover by Peter Doherty; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Dec 1995

Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care #2

“Book 2″ -- 24 pages

  • written by Terry LaBan; art by Peter Doherty

cover by Peter Doherty; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Jan 1996
Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care #3

“Book 3″ -- 24 pages

  • written by Terry LaBan; art by Peter Doherty

cover by Peter Doherty; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Feb 1996
Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care #4

“Book 4″ -- 24 pages

  • written by Terry LaBan; art by Peter Doherty

cover by Peter Doherty; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Mar 1996
Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care #5

“Book 5″ -- 24 pages

  • written by Terry LaBan; art by Peter Doherty

cover by Peter Doherty; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Apr 1996
Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care #6

“Book 6″ -- 25 pages

  • written by Terry LaBan; art by Peter Doherty

final issue; cover by Peter Doherty; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated May 1996

Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care

collects Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care #1-6; published by Dark Horse Comics; cover-dated 2003

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Batman / Grendel Vol. 2 #1

“Devil’s Bones” -- 48 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner
  • occurs, from Grendel-Prime’s point of view, late during Devil’s Quest
  • takes place three years after Hunter Rose’s death

first issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by DC Comics / Dark Horse Comics; $4.95; cover-dated June 1996

Batman / Grendel Vol. 2 #2

“Devil’s Dance” -- 48 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner
  • explains the bullet hole in Hunter Rose’s skull (seen in Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell)
  • because it recaps Grendel-Prime’s backstory, this story should be read after Grendel: War Child and Grendel: Devil Quest

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by DC Comics / Dark Horse Comics; $4.95; cover-dated July 1996

Batman / Grendel

collects Batman / Grendel Vol. 1 #1-2 and Batman / Grendel Vol. 2 #1-2; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; cover-dated 2008

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Grendel Tales: The Devil’s Apprentice #1

“Book 1″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Jeffrey Lang; art by Steve Lieber

first issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Sept 1997

Grendel Tales: The Devil’s Apprentice #2

“Book 2″ -- 23 pages

  • written by Jeffrey Lang; art by Steve Lieber

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Oct 1997
Grendel Tales: The Devil’s Apprentice #3

“Book 3″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Jeffrey Lang; art by Steve Lieber

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $2.95; cover-dated Nov 1997

Grendel: Past Prime

written by Greg Rucka; art by Matt Wagner; illustrated novel; Susan Veraghen searches for Grendel-Prime; published by Dark Horse Comics; 208 pages; cover-dated 2000

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Grendel Omnibus, Volume Four: Prime

collects Grendel: War Child #1-10, Grendel: Devil Quest, and Grendel: Past Prime; although the previous two omnibus editions were complete, this one utterly omits “Grendel Tales” stories (however, it’s still a nice collection of three Grendel-Prime stories at a very reasonable price); does not include Batman / Grendel Vol. 2 (since that’s co-owned by DC Comics); published by Dark Horse Comics; 540 pages; $24.99; cover-dated 2013

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The Art of Matt Wagner’s Grendel
published by Dark Horse Comics; 208 pages; hardcover; cover-dated 2007

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