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Grendel:

Hunter Rose

The original Grendel, Hunter Rose, was the focus of Matt Wagner’s original Grendel series, which was unavailable for many years. Hunter Rose was not the focus of the subsequent series. After that series was completed, however, Matt Wagner returned to Hunter Rose, who has largely been the focus of Matt Wagner’s efforts with Grendel since around 2000.

In 1993, Matt Wagner returned to Hunter Rose in the stylish Batman / Grendel. Wagner had written and illustrated some memorable Batman stories (and would again), so the combination made a lot of sense.

In 1998, Wagner returned to Hunter Rose for the four-issue mini-series Grendel: Black, White, and Red. Each issue featured multiple short stories, illustrated by different artists. Each story was in black-and-white, with the only color being red. A sequel mini-series in the same format, titled Grendel: Red, White, and Black, appeared in 2002.

Original Series

Grendel Vol. 1 #1

“Never the Norns Surrender” -- 30 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

first issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Comico; $1.50; cover-dated Mar 1983

Grendel Vol. 1 #2

“From Desire — a Wolf (Party to a Murder)” -- 30 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner
  • introduces Argent

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Comico; $1.50; cover-dated Sept 1983
Grendel Vol. 1 #3

“First Acquaintance” -- 30 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; pencils by Matt Wagner; inks by Reggie Byers
  • ends on a cliffhanger that was never resolved

final issue; published by Comico; $1.50; cover-dated Feb 1984

Grendel Archives

collects the Grendel story from Primer #2 and Grendel Vol. 1 #1-3; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; 104 pages; hardcover; $14.95; cover-dated May 2007

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Silverback

Silverback #1

“The Dreamer” -- 26 pages

  • script by William Messner-Loebs; story by Matt Wagner; art by William Messner-Loebs and John Peck
  • tells Argent’s origin

first issue; cover by Ron Turner; published by Comico; $2.50; cover-dated Oct 1989

Silverback #2

“Cold Memories” -- 24 pages

  • script by William Messner-Loebs; story by Matt Wagner; art by William Messner-Loebs and John Peck
  • tells a tale of Argent during the American Revolution

cover by Ron Turner; published by Comico; $2.50; cover-dated Nov 1989
Silverback #3

“The Beast in the City” -- 24 pages

  • script by William Messner-Loebs; story by Matt Wagner; art by William Messner-Loebs and John Peck
  • recounts Argent’s first meeting with Grendel

final issue; cover by Ron Turner; published by Comico; $2.50; cover-dated Dec 1989

Batman / Grendel

Batman / Grendel Vol. 1 #1

“Devil’s Riddle” -- 50 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner
  • features Hunter Rose, prior to his death

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by DC Comics and Comico; $4.95; cover-dated Jan 1993

Batman / Grendel Vol. 1 #2

“Devil’s Masque” -- 50 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by DC Comics and Comico; $4.95; cover-dated Jan 1993

Black, White, and Red

Grendel: Devil’s Vagary

“Devil’s Vagary” -- 16 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Dean Motter
  • the first black, white, and red story starring Hunter Rose
  • references Christine Spar and Devil by the Deed

included in the Comico Collection slipcase; published by Dark Horse Comics; cover-dated 1987
Grendel: Black, White, and Red #1

“Devil’s Advocate” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Tim Sale

“Devil’s Mate” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by D’Israeli

“Devil’s Toll” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by John Paul Leon

“Devil’s Tongue” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Duncan Fegredo

“Devil’s Thrush” -- 10 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Ho Che Anderson

first issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.95; cover-dated Nov 1998

Grendel: Black, White, and Red #2

“Devil’s Cue” -- 10 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Bernie Mireault

“Devil’s Requiem” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by David Mack

“Devil’s Coup” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Timothy Bradstreet

“Devil’s Blessing” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by C. Scott Morse

“Devil’s Garden” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Paul Chadwick

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.95; cover-dated Dec 1998
Grendel: Black, White, and Red #3

“Devil’s Apogee” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Mike Allred

“Devil’s Curse” -- 10 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Arnold Pander and Jacob Pander

“The Devil’s in the Punctuation” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Stan Shaw

“Devil on My Back” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Teddy H. Kristiansen

“Devil’s Labyrinth” -- 9 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Guy Davis

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.95; cover-dated Jan 1999
Grendel: Black, White, and Red #4

“Devil’s Cage” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Jason Pearson

“Devil’s Witness” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Woodrow Phoenix

“Devil’s Domain” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; pencils by Chris Sprouse; inks by Jason Martin

“Devil’s Stigma” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Jay Geldhof

“Devil’s Mark” -- 10 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Troy Nixey

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.95; cover-dated Feb 1999

Grendel: Black, White, and Red

collects Grendel: Black, White, and Red #1-4 and Grendel: Devil’s Vagary; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; 200 pages; cover-dated 2000

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Grendel: Red, White, and Black #1

“The Nasty Li’l Devil” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Jill Thompson

“Devil’s Assumption” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Andy Kuhn

“Devil Say, Devil Do” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Stan Sakai

“Devil Colors” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Jim Mahfood

“Devil’s Dash” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Tom Fowler

first issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $4.99; cover-dated Sept 2002

Grendel: Red, White, and Black #2

“Devil Dreams” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Kelley Jones

“Chase the Devil” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Mike Hawthorne

“Devil’s Karma” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Andi Watson

“Roulette Du Diable” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Dan Brereton

“Devil Crossed” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; pencils by Phil Hester; inks by Ande Parks

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $4.99; cover-dated Oct 2002
Grendel: Red, White, and Black #3

“Devil’s Clash” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Michael Avon Oeming

“Devilish Escapades” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Phil Noto

“Devil, Devil, on the Roof” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Zander Cannon

“Devil, Deed, Dénouement” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Ashley Wood

“The Devil’s Tide” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Mike Huddleston

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $4.99; cover-dated Nov 2002
Grendel: Red, White, and Black #4

“Evidence of the Devil” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Cliff Chiang

“Devil’s Retribution” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Farel Dalrymple

“Rat on the Devil” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Darick Robertson

“Devil’s Silence” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by John K. Snyder III

“Devil’s Eulogy” -- 8 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Michael Zulli

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $4.99; cover-dated Dec 2002

Grendel: Red, White, and Black

collects Grendel: Red, White, and Black #1-4, plus “The Devil’s Week,” “Devil’s Duel,” and “Scared of the Devil”; published by Dark Horse Comics; 200 pages; cover-dated 2005

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Behold the Devil

Grendel: Behold the Devil #0

untitled -- 6 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

“Interview with Matt Wagner” -- 6 pages

first issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $0.50; cover-dated July 2007

Grendel: Behold the Devil #1

“Part 1″ -- 20 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.50; cover-dated Nov 2007
Grendel: Behold the Devil #2

“Part 2″ -- 20 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.50; cover-dated Dec 2007
Grendel: Behold the Devil #3

“Part 3″ -- 20 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.50; cover-dated Jan 2008
Grendel: Behold the Devil #4

“Part 4″ -- 20 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.50; cover-dated Feb 2008
Grendel: Behold the Devil #5

“Part 5″ -- 20 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.50; cover-dated Mar 2008
Grendel: Behold the Devil #6

“Part 6″ -- 20 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.50; cover-dated Apr 2008
Grendel: Behold the Devil #7

“Part 7″ -- 20 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.50; cover-dated May 2008
Grendel: Behold the Devil #8

untitled -- 22 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $3.50; cover-dated June 2008

Grendel: Behold the Devil

collects Grendel: Behold the Devil #0-8; published by Dark Horse Comics; cover-dated 2010

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Grendel Omnibus, Volume One: Hunter Rose

collects Grendel: Devil by the Deed, Grendel: Black, White, and Red, Grendel: Devil’s Vagary, Grendel: Red, White, and Black, “The Devil’s Week” (also in the Red, White, and Red trade paperback), “Devil’s Duel” (also in the Red, White, and Red trade paperback), ”Scared of the Devil (also in the Red, White, and Red trade paperback), ”Sympathy from the Devil” (not previously collected), and Grendel: Behold the Devil #0-8; published by Dark Horse Comics; 600 pages; $24.99; cover-dated 2012

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Grendel Vs. the Shadow

Grendel Vs. the Shadow #1

untitled -- 48 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

first issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $5.99; cover-dated Sept 2014

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Grendel Vs. the Shadow #2

untitled -- 48 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $5.99; cover-dated Oct 2014
Grendel Vs. the Shadow #3

“Book Three” -- 48 pages

  • written by Matt Wagner; art by Matt Wagner

final issue; cover by Matt Wagner; published by Dark Horse Comics; $5.99; cover-dated Nov 2014

Grendel Vs. the Shadow
published by Dark Horse Comics; cover-dated 2015

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