Mike Costa

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Mike Costa is an American comic book writer. His first published work was 2008's The Secret History of the Authority: Hawksmoor with artist Fiona Staples for WildStorm. He also wrote Resistance, a comic book series based on the Resistance video games. Costa has written Transformers for IDW. Costa is currently writing IDW Publishing’s G.I. Joe: Cobra and Blackhawks for DC Comics.[1]

His work on the GI Joe franchise was critically acclaimed and lauded by Brian K. Vaughn as an example of a licensed comic equal in quality to mainstream or creator-owned works.

Bibliography[edit]

Wildstorm[edit]

  • Secret History of The Authority: Hawksmoor (limited series) (March 2008-August 2008)
    • Secret History of the Authority: Hawksmoor (tpb, 144 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2207-2) collects:
      • "Uptown & Downtown" (with Fiona Staples, in #1, 2008)
      • "Housing & Development" (with Fiona Staples, in #2, 2008)
      • "Bridge & Tunnel" (with Fiona Staples, in #3, 2008)
      • "Parks & Recreation" (with Fiona Staples, in #4, 2008)
      • "Highways & Byways" (with Fiona Staples, in #5, 2008)
      • "Town & Country" (with Fiona Staples, in #6, 2008)
  • Resistance (limited series) (January 2009-May 2009)
    • Resistance (tpb, 160 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2672-8) collects:
      • "Dancers On A Plane" (with Ramón K. Pérez, in #1, 2009)
      • "False Start" (with Ramón K. Pérez, in #2, 2009)
      • "Fool's House" (with Ramón K. Pérez, in #3, 2009)
      • "Untitled" (with Ramón K. Pérez, in #4, 2009)
      • "Target With Five Faces" (with Ramón K. Pérez, in #5, 2009)
      • "White Flag" (with Ramón K. Pérez, in #6, 2009)

IDW Publishing[edit]

  • G.I. Joe: Cobra vol. 1 (limited series) (March 2009-June 2009)
    • volume 1 (tpb, 132 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-60010-535-1) collects:
      • "Charmer" (with Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, in #1, 2009)
      • "In The Grass" (with Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, in #2, 2009)
      • "Oil" (with Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, in #3, 2009)
      • "Eyes" (with Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, in #4, 2009)
      • "Cobra" (with Antonio Fuso, in G.I. Joe: Cobra Special #1, 2009)
  • The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #13, "Uneasy Lies the Head", #16, "The Man of Steel (with Chee Yang Ong and Guido Guidi, July-October 2009) collected in Volume 4 (tpb, 104 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-60010-592-0)
  • The Transformers (November 2009-December 2011)
    • Volume 1: For All Mankind (tpb, 152 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-60010-684-6) collects:
      • "...For All Mankind" (with Don Figueroa, in #1, 2009)
      • "Things Fall Apart" (with Don Figueroa, in #2-5, 2009-2010)
    • Volume 2: International Incident (tpb, 144 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-60010-804-0) collects:
    • Volume 3: Revenge of the Decepticons (tpb, 148 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-60010-981-0) collects:
      • "Heart Like A Wheel" (with Nick Roche, in #13, 2010)
      • "Revenge of the Decepticons" (with Don Figueroa and Alex Milne, in #14-18, 2010-2011)
    • Volume 5: Chaos Theory (tpb, 124 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-61377-090-1) collects:
      • "Space Opera" (with Guido Guidi, in #19-21, 2011)
      • "Chaos Theory" (with Alex Milne, in #22-23, 2011)
    • Volume 6: Police Action (tpb, 104 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-61377-164-9) collects:
      • "Police Action" (with Brendan Cahill, in #25, #27, #29, 2011)
      • "Ride-Along" (with E. J. Su, in The Transformers: Spotlight - Prowl, 2010)
    • Volume 7: Chaos (tpb, 124 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-61377-140-1) collects:
  • G.I. Joe: Cobra vol. 2 (January 2010-February 2011)
    • Volume 2 (tpb, 122 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-60010-757-5) collects:
      • "Forked Tongue" (with Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, in #1, 2010)
      • "Scales" (with Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, in #2, 2010)
      • "Fangs" (with Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, in #3, 2010)
      • "Cold-Blooded" (with Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, in #4, 2010)
      • "Chameleon: Changing Colors; Speed Trap" (with Antonio Fuso, in G.I. Joe: Cobra Special #2, 2010)
    • Volume 3 (tpb, 120 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-60010-880-6) collects:
      • "Serpent's Tale, Part 1: The Nest" (with Christos Gage and Sergio Carrera, in #5, 2010)
      • "Serpent's Tale Part 2: The Nest" (with Christos Gage and Sergio Carrera, in #6, 2010)
      • "Serpent's Tale part 3: Green Dreams" (written by Christos Gage and drawn by Sergio Carrera, in #7, 2010)
      • "Serpent's Tale Part 4: Viper's Nest" (with Christos Gage and Sergio Carrera, in #8, 2010)
      • "Serpent's Tale, Part 5: Viper's Nest" (with Christos Gage and Sergio Carrera, in #9, 2010)
    • Volume 4 (tpb, 104 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-60010-988-8) collects:
      • "Sidewinder" (with Christos Gage, Antonio Fuso and S.L. Gallant, in #10, 2010)
      • "Constrictor" (with Christos Gage, Antonio Fuso and Chee Yang Ong, in #11, 2010)
      • "Rattler" (with Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, in #12, 2011)
      • "King Cobra" (with Christos Gage and Antonio Fuso, in #13, 2011)
  • The Transformers: Ironhide (limited series) (May 2010-August 2010)
    • The Transformers: Ironhide (tpb, 104 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-60010-806-7) collects:
      • "The Iron Age" (with Casey W. Coller, in #1, 2010)
      • "Iron In The Blood" (with Casey W. Coller, in #2, 2010)
      • "Ironing Out the Details" (with Casey W. Coller, in #3, 2010)
      • "Any Old Iron" (with Casey W. Coller, in #4, 2010)
  • G.I. Joe: Cobra vol. 3 (May 2011-January 2013)
    • G.I. Joe: Cobra Civil War Compendium (tpb, 564 pages, 2013, 1-61377-561-X) collects:
      • "G.I. Joe: Cobra Civil War" #0 (with Chuck Dixon and Agustin Padilla, 2011)
      • "Cobra Civil War Part 3" (with Antonio Fuso, in #1, 2011)
      • "Cobra Civil War Part 6" (with Antonio Fuso, in #2, 2011)
      • "Cobra Civil War Part 9" (with Antonio Fuso, in #3, 2011)
      • "Cobra Civil War Part 12" (with Antonio Fuso, in #4, 2011)
      • "Cobra Civil War Part 15" (with Werther Dell'Edera, in #5, 2011)
      • "Cobra Civil War Part 18" (with Werther Dell'Edera, in #6, 2011)
      • "Cobra Civil War Part 21" (with Antonio Fuso, in #7, 2011)
      • "Cobra Civil War Part 24" (with Antonio Fuso and Werther Dell'Edera, in #8, 2011)
    • G.I. Joe: Complete Cobra Command (tpb, 328 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-61377-636-5) collects:
      • "Cobra Command Part 3" (with Alex Cal, in #9, 2012)
      • "Cobra Command Part 6" (with Alex Cal, in #10, 2012)
      • "Cobra Command Part 9" (with Alex Cal, in #11, 2012)
      • "The Last Laugh: Cobra Command Aftermath" (with Antonio Fuso, in #12, 2012)
    • G.I. Joe: Cobra - Son of the Snake (tpb, 104 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-61377-547-4) collects:
      • "Son of the Snake, Part 1: A New Era" (with Antonio Fuso, in #13, 2012)
      • "Son of the Snake, Part 2: G.I. Joe Underground" (with Antonio Fuso and Werther Dell'Edera, in #14, 2012)
      • "Son of the Snake, Part 3: Lies and Betrayals" (with Antonio Fuso and Werther Dell'Edera, in #15, 2012)
      • "Son of the Snake, Part 4; The Hunt is On!" (with Antonio Fuso, in #16, 2012)
    • G.I. Joe: Cobra - Oktober Guard (tpb, 128 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-61377-618-7) collects:
      • "Oktober Guard, Part 1: Blood Lines" (with Werther Dell'Edera, in #17, 2012)
      • "Oktober Guard, Part 2: Oktober is Coming!" (with Antonio Fuso, in #18, 2012)
      • "Oktober Guard, Part 3: The Ocktober Guard" (with Antonio Fuso and Atilio Rojo, in #19, 2012)
      • "Oktober Guard, Part 4: Oktober is Burning!" (with Antonio Fuso and Werther Dell'Edera, in #20, 2012)
      • "Oktober Guard, Part 5: Oktober Ends!" (with Werther Dell'Edera, in #21, 2013)
  • Smoke and Mirrors (5-issue limited series, with Jon Armstrong and Ryan Browne, March-August 2012, collected in Smoke and Mirrors, tpb, 128 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-61377-402-8)
  • Haunted Horror #2-3, #5-8 (with Antonio Fuso, December 2012-December 2013)
  • G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files (April 2013-December 2013)
    • Volume 1 (tpb, 104 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-61377-731-0) collects:
      • "Snakes and Tigers" (with Antonio Fuso, in #1-4, 2013)
    • Volume 2 (tpb, 124 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-61377-918-6) collects:
      • "The Boy Most Likely To....." (with Werther Dell'Edera, in #5-6, 2013)
      • "The House Always Wins" (with Antonio Fuso, in #7-9, 2013)
  • G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes, Agent of Cobra (limited series) (January 2015-May 2015)
    • G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes, Agent of Cobra (tpb, 120 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-6314-0371-0) collects:
      • "Part One: The Tin Man" (with Paolo Villainelli, in #1, 2015)
      • "Part Two: The Dark Sister" (with Paolo Villainelli, in #2, 2015)
      • "Part Three: The Lost Boy" (with Paolo Villainelli, in #3, 2015)
      • "Part Four: Knight Errant" (with Paolo Villainelli, in #4, 2015)
      • "Part Five: The Silent Warrior" (with Paolo Villainelli, in #5, 2015)

DC Comics[edit]

  • Blackhawks (September 2011-April 2012)
    • Volume 1: The Great Leap Forward (tpb, 192 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3714-2) collects:
      • "Blackhawks" (with Graham Nolan, in #1, 2011)
      • "Titus! The Enemy Within" (with Graham Nolan, in #2, 2011)
      • "Bespoke" (with Graham Nolan, in #3, 2011)
      • "Bones" (with Graham Nolan, in #4, 2011)
      • "Burial" (with CAFU, in #5, 2012)
      • "Obsolescence" (with CAFU and Carlos Rodriguez, in #6-8, 2012)

Marvel Comics[edit]

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