([March] 2017)

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Price
24.99 USD; 33.99 CAD
Pages
296
On-sale Date
2017-01-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-6595-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401265953 52499
Editing
Jeb Woodard

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Checkmate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux
Reprints

Checkmate by Greg Rucka Book One (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page with an abstract design.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
Trish Mulvihill
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Fire
Reprints

Checkmate by Greg Rucka Book One (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits and indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
Trish Mulvihill
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Alan Scott [Green Lantern]; Amanda Waller; Fire
Reprints

The Game of Kings Part #1 (Table of Contents: 5)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Saiz
Colors
Tanya Horie; Richard Horie
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Alan Scott [Green Lantern]; Sasha Bordeaux; Fire; Jessica Midnight; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Jonah McCarthy; Ambassador Shi; Kobra; Count Vertigo (cameo); King Faraday (cameo); Shen Li Po (cameo); Taleb Beni Khalid (cameo); Thomas Jagger (cameo)
Synopsis
Sasha Bordeaux, Fire, and Jonah McCarthy infiltrate a Kobra base to find the source of a biotoxin. Alan Scott and Amanda Waller attend a meeting of Checkmate's UN oversite commity reviewing the organization's mandate.
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Indexer Notes

First appearances of: Ambassador Shi; Jonah McCarthy; Shen Li Po; Taleb Beni Khalid; and Thomas Jagger. Also, the death of Jonah McCarthy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
Trish Mulvihill
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Fire
Reprints

The Game of Kings Part #2 (Table of Contents: 7)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Merino
Colors
Tanya Horie; Richard Horie
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Alan Scott [Green Lantern]; Sasha Bordeaux; Count Vertigo; Fire; Jessica Midnight; King Faraday; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Shen Li Po; Taleb Beni Khalid; Kobra; Thomas Jagger (cameo)
Synopsis
Plans are put in motion to save the agency from being disbanded. While Sasha leads a team into China, Alan and Waller ply politicians.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
Trish Mulvihill
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sash Bordeaux; Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]
Reprints

The Game of Kings Part 3 (Table of Contents: 9)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Cliff Richards
Inks
Bob Wiacek; Steven Bird
Colors
Tanya Horie; Richard Horie
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Alan Scott [Green Lantern]; Sasha Bordeaux; Count Vertigo; Fire; Jessica Midnight; King Faraday; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Shen Li Po; Taleb Beni Khalid; Thomas Jagger; Immortal Man in Darkness (cameo)
Synopsis
While the Bishops try to work out the situation in China, Kobra moves against the White Side Royals and Sasha's team gets in deep.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
Trish Mulvihill
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Sash Bordeaux; King Faraday; Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]
Reprints

The Game of Kings Part 4 (Table of Contents: 11)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Merino
Colors
Santiago Olmedo
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Sasha Bordeaux; Accomplished Perfect Physician; Ambassador Shin; August General in Iron; Celestial Archer; Count Vertigo; Fire; Immortal Man in Darkness; Jessica Midnight; King Faraday; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Shen Li Po; Taleb Beni Khalid; Thomas Jagger
Synopsis
In clearing up the connenction between Kobra and China, Alan puts the mission of Checkmate ahead of national concerns, and pais the price.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux
Reprints

Selection (Table of Contents: 13)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Fernando Blanco
Colors
Santiago Olmedo
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alan Scott [Green Lantern]; Amanda Waller; Sasha Bordeaux; Count Vertigo; Fire; Jessica Midnight; Josephine Tautin; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Shen Li Po; Taleb Beni Khalid; Thomas Jagger
Synopsis
As a result of the last operation, a new Black Queen's Knight is selected and Alan hands his role to Mister Terrific.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Josephine Tautin.

[The Suicide Squad Goes Rogue] (Table of Contents: 14)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Saiz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Suicide Squad [Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Icicle [Cameron Mahkent]; Mirror Master [Evan McCulloch]]
Reprints

Rogue Squad, Part One (Table of Contents: 15)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Nunzio DeFilippis; Greg Rucka; Christina Weir
Pencils
Cliff Richards
Inks
Dan Green
Colors
Santiago Arcas
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Sasha Bordeaux; Jessica Midnight; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Suicide Squad [Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Rick Flag; Calculator; Icicle [Cameron Mahkent]; Javelin; Jewelee; Mirror Master [Evan McCulloch]; Plastique; Punch; Tattooed Man [Able Tarrent]]
Synopsis
Waller acts outside her purview to try and get UN sanction for an operation. When she is turned down, she presses a group of villains into a "Suicide Squad" mission.
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Indexer Notes

Includes the return of Rick Flag from the ranks of the dead and the apparent death of Punch.

[The Return of the Suicide Squad!] (Table of Contents: 16)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Saiz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Mirror Master [Evan McCulloch]; Plastique; Tattooed Man [Able Tarrent]]
Reprints

Rogue Squad, Part Two (Table of Contents: 17)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Nunzio DeFilippis; Greg Rucka; Christina Weir
Pencils
Cliff Richards
Inks
Dan Green; Bob Wiacek
Colors
Santiago Arcas
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Amanda Waller; King Faraday; Taleb ben Khalid; Jessica Midnight; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Suicide Squad [Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Rick Flag; Calculator; Icicle [Cameron Mahkent]; Javelin; Jewelee; Mirror Master [Evan McCulloch]; Plastique; Tattooed Man [Able Tarrent]]
Synopsis
The Squad's mission goes as par, but Waller gets what she wanted. And maybe a bit more.
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Indexer Notes

Includes the apparent deaths of Javelin and the Tattooed Man.

[Pawn 502 the Mission Begins!] (Table of Contents: 18)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Saiz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Taleb ben Khalid
Reprints

Pawn 502: Part 1 (Table of Contents: 19)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Saiz
Colors
Santiago Arcas
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Taleb ben Khalid; Jessica Midnight; Shen Li Po
Synopsis
An operation to infiltrate Kobra hits a snag thanks to US federal officials.
Reprints

[Hearts of Steel] (Table of Contents: 20)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Saiz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Sarge Steel
Reprints

Pawn 502: Part 2 (Table of Contents: 21)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Saiz
Colors
Santiago Arcas
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Tommy Jagger; Taleb ben Khalid; Mademoiselle Marie [Josephine Tautin]; Jessica Midnight; Thinker; Shen Li Po; Detective Chimp; Enchantress [June Moone]; Sarge Steel; Blue Devil [Daniel Casidy] (cameo); Ragman [Rory Regan] (cameo); Shadowpact (team)
Synopsis
Bordeaux moves to get the mission back on track, impressing the DEO and Shadowpact into service. Holt reveals his Bishop.
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[Enter Shadowpact] (Table of Contents: 22)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Tommy Jagger; Shadowpact [Enchantress [June Moone]; Blue Devil [Daniel Casidy]; Ragman [Rory Regan]]
Reprints

Pawn 502: Part 3: The End in Sight (Table of Contents: 23)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Fernando Blanco
Colors
Santiago Arcas
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Tommy Jagger; Mademoiselle Marie [Josephine Tautin]; Jessica Midnight; Blue Devil [Daniel Casidy]; Detective Chimp; Enchantress [June Moone]; Nightshade; Sarge Steel; Shadowpact (team)
Synopsis
With the help of the Shadowpact, Checkmate gets its Pawn into play, but at a price.
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[Rogue Knight] (Table of Contents: 24)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nunzio DeFilippis (underlay); Greg Rucka (underlay); Christina Weir (underlay)
Pencils
Steve Scott (underlay); Jesús Saiz (cover)
Inks
Nathan Massengill (underlay); ? (cover)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fire
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The cover has a "burnt through" element, revealing a portion of the first page of the issue. Credits for this are indicated as "underlay".

Corvalho Part One (Table of Contents: 25)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Nunzio DeFilippis; Greg Rucka; Christina Weir
Pencils
Steve Scott
Inks
Nathan Massengill
Colors
Santiago Arcas
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sasha Bordeaux; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt]; Amanda Waller; Count Vertigo; King Faraday; Fire; Tommy Jagger; Taleb Beni Khalid; Jessica Midnight; Shen Li Po; Thinker; Colonel Computron; Bane (cameo); Judomaster [Rip Jagger] (cameo)
Synopsis
Checkmate is drawn into the politics of Santa Prisca which appear to have been rigged against Bane. Friction begins to rise as the other three Royals suspect Waller has a hand in things she should not.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Checkmate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Saiz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
White King's Knight [Tommy Jagger]; Judomaster [Rip Jagger]; Bane
Reprints

Corvalho, Part Two (Table of Contents: 27)

Checkmate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka; Nunzio DeFilippis; Christina Weir
Pencils
Cliff Richards; Steve Scott
Inks
Steve Bird; Nathan Massengill
Colors
Santiago Arcas
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Checkmate [Black King [Taleb Beni Khalid]; Black King's Bishop [Shen Li Po]; Black King's Knight [Fire; Beatriz Da Costa]; Black Queen [Sasha Bordeaux]; Black Queen's Bishop [Jessica Midnight]; White King [Michael Holt; Mr. Terrific]; White King's Bishop [Thinker]; White King's Knight [Tommy Jagger]; White Queen [Amanda Waller]]; Judomaster [Rip Jagger] (cameo flashback); Bane (villain); Colonel Computron (villain; corpse); Ramon Da Costa [also as Ramon Corvalho] (villain)
Synopsis
The Knights return from the botched mission, which puts Fire's future with the organization in jeopardy. The friction among the royals begins to move.
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Green Lantern: Rebirth (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Watchmen (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Justice League (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Wonder Woman (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Checkmate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Bermejo
Inks
Lee Bermejo
Colors
Trish Mulvihill
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Sash Bordeaux; King Faraday; Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]
Reprints
  • US from Checkmate (DC, 2006 series) #4 (September 2006) [Back cover illustration includes the cover to Checkmate #4 as well as back cover blurb, price info and UPC code.]
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Checkmate
  2. 1. Checkmate by Greg Rucka Book One
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Checkmate
  4. 3. Checkmate by Greg Rucka Book One
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Checkmate
  6. 5. The Game of Kings Part #1
    Checkmate
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Checkmate
  8. 7. The Game of Kings Part #2
    Checkmate
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Checkmate
  10. 9. The Game of Kings Part 3
    Checkmate
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Checkmate
  12. 11. The Game of Kings Part 4
    Checkmate
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Checkmate
  14. 13. Selection
    Checkmate
  15. 14. [The Suicide Squad Goes Rogue]
    Checkmate
  16. 15. Rogue Squad, Part One
    Checkmate
  17. 16. [The Return of the Suicide Squad!]
    Checkmate
  18. 17. Rogue Squad, Part Two
    Checkmate
  19. 18. [Pawn 502 the Mission Begins!]
    Checkmate
  20. 19. Pawn 502: Part 1
    Checkmate
  21. 20. [Hearts of Steel]
    Checkmate
  22. 21. Pawn 502: Part 2
    Checkmate
  23. 22. [Enter Shadowpact]
    Checkmate
  24. 23. Pawn 502: Part 3: The End in Sight
    Checkmate
  25. 24. [Rogue Knight]
    Checkmate
  26. 25. Corvalho Part One
    Checkmate
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Checkmate
  28. 27. Corvalho, Part Two
    Checkmate
  29. 28. Green Lantern: Rebirth
    Green Lantern
  30. 29. Watchmen
  31. 30. Justice League
  32. 31. Wonder Woman
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Checkmate
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  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Jason Sacks
  • Katy Hayhurst