(August 1997)

DC, 1997 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
1997-08-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN
1-56389-360-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941210971 00111
Editing
Jim Higgins
Color
Color Covers; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
8 1/2 inches by 10 7/8 inches
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Matte interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Principal letterers for interior sequences are listed as a group on page below indicia: Roxanne Starr, Bob Lappan, and Gale Showman.

One of the seventeen Paradox Press series of Big Books:
1994 - The Big Book of Urban Legends
1995 - The Big Book of Death; The Big Book of Weirdos; The Big Book of Conspiracies;
1996 - The Big Book of Freaks; The Big Book of Little Criminals; The Big Book of Hoaxes; The Big Book of Thugs
1997 - The Big Book of Losers; The Big Book of The Unexplained; The Big Book of Martyrs; The Big Book of Scandal
1998 - The Big Book of Bad; The Big Book of the Weird Wild West
1999 - The Big Book of Vice; The Big Book of Grimm
2000 - The Big Book of the '70s


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Inks
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Colors
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Letters
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The Big Book of Martyrs (Table of Contents: 1)

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Pencils
Donald David
Inks
Donald David
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Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

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Letters
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To Be a Martyr (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
George Freeman
Inks
George Freeman
Letters
?

They Walked with Jesus (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter One: They Walked with Jesus.

Voice in the Wilderness (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Michael Cherkas
Inks
Michael Cherkas
Letters
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Characters
St. John the Baptist

Suffer the Children (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Chris Schenk
Inks
Chris Schenk
Letters
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Characters
The Holy Innocents

The Rock (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Jim Fern
Inks
Jim Fern
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Characters
St. Peter

The First Martyr (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
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Characters
St. Stephen

Apostle of India (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Gregory Benton
Inks
Gregory Benton
Letters
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Characters
St. Bartholomew

The Great Evangelist (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Dan Lawlis
Inks
Dan Lawlis
Letters
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Characters
St. Paul

Of Myth and Men (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Letters
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Characters
The Apostles

The Age of Persecution (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Letters
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Two: The Age of Persecution.

While Rome Burned (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Gahan Wilson
Inks
Gahan Wilson
Letters
?

A Sea of Faith (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Bob Fingerman
Inks
Bob Fingerman
Letters
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Characters
St. Clement

Indexer Notes

Mis-titled in Copyright sequence as "St. Clement: Anchor of Faith."

The Willing Martyr (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Flint Henry
Inks
Flint Henry
Letters
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Characters
St. Ignatius

On Grounds of Christianaity (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Michael Dubisch
Inks
Michael Dubisch
Letters
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Characters
St. Ptolomaeus; St. Lucius

The Cult of Saints (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Frank Quitely
Inks
Frank Quitely
Letters
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Characters
St. Polycarp

Testament of Courage (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Shary Flenniken
Inks
Shary Flenniken
Letters
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Characters
St. Perpetua; St. Felicity

Burning Devotion (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Steve Lieber
Inks
Steve Lieber
Letters
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Characters
St. Laurence

Boy Wonder (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Tayyar Ozkan
Inks
Tayyar Ozkan
Letters
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Characters
St. Vitus

Lamb of God (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Trina Robbins
Inks
Trina Robbins
Letters
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Characters
St. Agnes

Healing Hands (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Graham Manley
Inks
Graham Manley
Letters
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Characters
St. Blaise

The High and the Low (Table of Contents: 23)

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Script
John Wagner
Letters
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Three: The High and the Low.

The Grave Gardener (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Kirk-Albert Etienne
Inks
Kirk-Albert Etienne
Letters
?

Characters
St. Phocas

The Slave Pope (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Jeff Parker
Inks
Jeff Parker
Letters
?

Characters
St. Callistus

Noble Heart (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
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Characters
St. Agatha

Women's Liberator (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Dave DeVries
Inks
Dave DeVries
Letters
?

Characters
St. Wilgefortis

Good King-Bad King (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Joe Phillips
Inks
Joe Phillips
Letters
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Characters
St. Wenceslas

Murder in the Cathedral (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Randy DuBurke
Inks
Randy DuBurke
Letters
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Characters
St. Thomas Becket

The Arrogance of Kings (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
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Characters
St. Thomas More; St. John Fisher

Cruel Britannia (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Graham Higgins
Inks
Graham Higgins
Letters
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Indexer Notes

Spelled "Cruel Brittania" on Copyright page.

Soldiers of the Cross (Table of Contents: 32)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Letters
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Four: Soldiers of the Cross.

The Good Pagan (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Brett Lewis
Inks
Brett Lewis
Letters
?

Characters
St. Alban

Piercing Devotion (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Ted Slampyak
Inks
Ted Slampyak
Letters
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Characters
St. Sebastian

The Thundering Legion (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Steve Mannion
Inks
Steve Mannion
Letters
?

The Ultimate Sacrifice (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Charles Drost
Inks
Charles Drost
Letters
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Characters
St. Oswald

The Reluctant Soldier (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Roger Langridge
Inks
Roger Langridge
Letters
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Characters
St. Edmund

Hammer of the Heathens (Table of Contents: 38)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Rafael Kayanan
Inks
Rafael Kayanan
Letters
?

Characters
St. Olaf

Against the Mongol Horde (Table of Contents: 39)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Eric Shanower
Inks
Eric Shanower
Letters
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Characters
St. Michael of Chernigov

Maid of Orleans (Table of Contents: 40)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Colleen Doran
Inks
Colleen Doran
Letters
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Characters
St. Joan of Arc

The Stuff of Legend (Table of Contents: 41)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Letters
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Five: The Stuff of Legends.

Dragonslayer (Table of Contents: 42)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Donald David
Inks
Donald David
Letters
?

Characters
St. George

Time Enough for Love (Table of Contents: 43)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Letters
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Characters
St. Valentine

Christ-Bearer (Table of Contents: 44)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Rick Parker
Inks
Rick Parker
Letters
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Characters
St. Christopher

Portrait of a Saint (Table of Contents: 45)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Peter Gross
Inks
Peter Gross
Letters
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Characters
St. Rhipsime

The 11,000 Virgins (Table of Contents: 46)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
ChucK Wojtkiewicz
Inks
Chuck Wojtkiewicz
Letters
?

Characters
St. Ursula

Extreme Prejudice (Table of Contents: 47)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Brian Buniak
Inks
Brian Buniak
Letters
?

Characters
The Boy Martyrs

Wheels on Fire (Table of Contents: 48)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Robin Smith
Inks
Robin Smith
Letters
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Characters
Catherine of Alexandria

The Phantom Martyr (Table of Contents: 49)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Kathryn Hyatt
Inks
Kathryn Hyatt
Letters
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Characters
Philomena

Remains of the Day (Table of Contents: 50)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Gordon Purcell
Inks
Gordon Purcell
Letters
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Characters
St. Protus; St. Hyacinth

Unto This Day (Table of Contents: 51)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Letters
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Six: Unto This Day.

On Savage Shores (Table of Contents: 52)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Dan Burr
Inks
Dan Burr
Letters
?

Crucifixion at Nagasaki (Table of Contents: 53)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Lennie Mace
Inks
Lennie Mace
Letters
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Characters
St. Paul Miki

Cruel Practices (Table of Contents: 54)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Galen Showman
Inks
Galen Showman
Letters
?

Fear No Evil (Table of Contents: 55)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Tom Sutton
Inks
Tom Sutton
Letters
?

The Good Child (Table of Contents: 56)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Characters
St. Maria Goretti

Auschwitz Priest (Table of Contents: 57)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Matt Brooker [as D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman]
Inks
Matt Brooker [as D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman]
Letters
?

Characters
St. Maximilian Kolbe

A Case for Canonization (Table of Contents: 58)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
David Lloyd
Inks
David Lloyd
Letters
?

Characters
Edith Stein

Tomorrow's Martyrs (Table of Contents: 59)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Wagner
Pencils
Steve Carr
Inks
Steve Carr
Letters
?

Biographies (Table of Contents: 60)

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Script
?
Letters
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Indexer Notes

Short biographies on the artists featured in the book.

Bibliography (Table of Contents: 61)

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?
Letters
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Indexer Notes

List of sources.

Copyright Information (Table of Contents: 62)

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?
Letters
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Index of Saints (Table of Contents: 63)

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Indexer Notes

Alphabetical list of Saints featured in this book with page number they are on.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big Book of Martyrs
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. To Be a Martyr
  5. 4. They Walked with Jesus
  6. 5. Voice in the Wilderness
  7. 6. Suffer the Children
  8. 7. The Rock
  9. 8. The First Martyr
  10. 9. Apostle of India
  11. 10. The Great Evangelist
  12. 11. Of Myth and Men
  13. 12. The Age of Persecution
  14. 13. While Rome Burned
  15. 14. A Sea of Faith
  16. 15. The Willing Martyr
  17. 16. On Grounds of Christianaity
  18. 17. The Cult of Saints
  19. 18. Testament of Courage
  20. 19. Burning Devotion
  21. 20. Boy Wonder
  22. 21. Lamb of God
  23. 22. Healing Hands
  24. 23. The High and the Low
  25. 24. The Grave Gardener
  26. 25. The Slave Pope
  27. 26. Noble Heart
  28. 27. Women's Liberator
  29. 28. Good King-Bad King
  30. 29. Murder in the Cathedral
  31. 30. The Arrogance of Kings
  32. 31. Cruel Britannia
  33. 32. Soldiers of the Cross
  34. 33. The Good Pagan
  35. 34. Piercing Devotion
  36. 35. The Thundering Legion
  37. 36. The Ultimate Sacrifice
  38. 37. The Reluctant Soldier
  39. 38. Hammer of the Heathens
  40. 39. Against the Mongol Horde
  41. 40. Maid of Orleans
  42. 41. The Stuff of Legend
  43. 42. Dragonslayer
  44. 43. Time Enough for Love
  45. 44. Christ-Bearer
  46. 45. Portrait of a Saint
  47. 46. The 11,000 Virgins
  48. 47. Extreme Prejudice
  49. 48. Wheels on Fire
  50. 49. The Phantom Martyr
  51. 50. Remains of the Day
  52. 51. Unto This Day
  53. 52. On Savage Shores
  54. 53. Crucifixion at Nagasaki
  55. 54. Cruel Practices
  56. 55. Fear No Evil
  57. 56. The Good Child
  58. 57. Auschwitz Priest
  59. 58. A Case for Canonization
  60. 59. Tomorrow's Martyrs
  61. 60. Biographies
  62. 61. Bibliography
  63. 62. Copyright Information
  64. 63. Index of Saints
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