The classic revisionist superhero saga that predates Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns and presented a shocking worldview that almost predicted today’s political climate! Rick Veitch’s groundbreaking series has been called the last word on superheroes. It is a world-spanning, continent-crushing, over-the-top adventure story that brings the United States and Russia to the brink of annihilation… from both nuclear warheads and crazed superheroes-run-amok!
Completely remastered with new scans and updated color-all overseen by Veitch himself.
Also includes the original backup feature Puzz Fundles by Rick Grimes, newly colored for this edition.
Introduction by Alan Moore.
“The One is American iconography writ large.” –Neil Gaiman
“The superhero as a panacea for society’s problems.” –Print Magazine
Rick Veitch is a prolific comic book writer and artist who rose to prominence with his work for DC in the 1980s, most notably on Swamp Thing. His extensive list of creator-owned projects includes Bratpack and The One, from his own King Hell Press and later from IDW Publishing, and Can’t Get No and Army@Love from Vertigo. He also collaborated with Alan Moore on several titles from Image and Wildstorm, including 1963, Supreme, and America’s Best Comics.
200 page full color hardcover
IDW Publishing, 2019