Author(s): Marv Wolfman
Spinning out of the very popular NEW TEEN TITANS series, this 1980s introduces New York City prosecuting attorney Adrian Chase, who takes the law into his own hands after the mob wipes out his family. As the Vigilante, Chase targets underworld leaders and takes them out without hesitation, but is haunted by his actions. Similar in tone to the GREEN ARROW tales of the same era, these gritty tales reflect the crime-ridden streets of 1980s New York City. Collects VIGILANTE #1-6 and NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1.
One of the most prolific and influential writers in modern comics, Marv Wolfman began his career as an artist. Realizing that his talents lay more in writing the stories than in drawing them, Wolfman soon became known for his carefully crafted, character-driven tales. In a career that has spanned nearly 30 years, Wolfman has helped shape the heroic careers of DC Comics' Green Lantern, Blackhawk and the original Teen Titans, as well as Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Nova. In addition to co-creating THE NEW TEEN TITANS and the universe-shattering CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS with George Perez, Wolfman was instrumental in the revamp of Superman after CRISIS, the development of THE NEW TEEN TITANS spinoff series VIGILANTE, DEATHSTROKE THE TERMINATOR and TEAM TITANS, and created such characters as Blade for Marvel, along with NIGHT FORCE and the retooled DIAL "H" FOR HERO for DC. In addition to his numerous comic-book credits, Wolfman has also written several novels and worked in series television and animation, including the Superman cartoon of the late 1980s and currently the hit Teen Titans Go! show on Cartoon Network. His novelization of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS was published in the spring of 2005 by iBooks.