James' Work

Here’s some stuff I’ve written words for and other people drew pictures for, based on my words. 

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Early Work

London's Dark

A tale of love & war, life, death (& afterlife).

A wartime romantic thriller featuring the reality of life in London during the Blitz.

DC Comics

Death and Glory

Unknowingly possessed by an evil spirit, Batman brutally slaughters a restaurant full of customers. Regaining consciousness with no recollection of the events, the Dark Knight Detective must solve the mystery of his own killing spree. Aided by the mystical Deadman, Batman begins to piece together the clues of his possession. 

Face the Face

The Dynamic Duo known as Batman and Robin have returned to Gotham after a year of absence. During that time Harvey Dent was left as the city’s protector. Batman and Robin find that some of their most notorious foes are being brutally murdered–forcing Batman to question if the man he entrusted to carry on in his place has confused justice with vengeance.

Detective Comics Vol 9:
Deface the Face

When a series of double-themed crimes breaks out and a sinister terrorist organization slithers back into town, the Dark Knight must turn to Two-Face to unravel the mystery and stop the invasion.

Some scars run deep. And the conspiracy Batman, Gordon and Two-Face are about to uncover runs even deeper…

The Golden Age

Some of the greatest heroes of the 1940s, including the original Green Lantern, Atom, Hawkman and Starman, among others, return in this epic tale. The story follows their postwar adventures as they battle evil in a world they fear may no longer need them. And as their importance wanes, a new hero, Dynaman, rallies the nation behind a fascist agenda…


The three fates, dark witch-goddesses of ancient Greece, seek revenge after their followers are savagely raped and slaughtered by barbarians. Across the generations, the witches’ priestess is reborn with one purpose–to slay the reincarnation of the barbarian’s chief, with subtle aide from the witches themselves. Ranging from ancient times to modern London, this haunting tale weaves a dark spell.

Compendium One

When Jack Knight is forced to pick up the Starman’s Cosmic Rod, he finds himself flung into a life he never wanted for himself…but it just might be his destiny! Watch Starman go up against The Mist, The Shade, and even Captain Marvel!

Compendium Two

Starman Compendium 2 includes thrilling tales of both Jack Knight’s time as Starman and Ted Knight’s time in the role. These action-packed adventures include some familiar faces like Batman and The Shade—as well as some unexpected friends, like Hellboy?!

City Lights, Prairie Justice

Greg Saunders – a.k.a. The Vigilante – hits Los Angeles to appear in a Western shoot-’em-up. But when his sidekick, Stuff, runs afoul of mobster Ben “Bugsy” Siegel and is killed, The Vigilante swings into action. This gritty tale contrasts the glamor of Las Vegas and Hollywood with The Vigilante’s old West justice.

Superman: Mon-El
Volume 1

Following the startling events of “New Krypton,” Earth finds itself without its greatest protector – Superman! Luckily, Metropolis still has a few heroes, like Mon-El and the Guardian. But after years of solitude in the Phantom Zone, can Mon-El acclimate himself to society? And the  Guardian has his hands full with his new position in the Science Police. How can they fill Superman’s shoes?

Superman: Mon-El
Volume 2

With The Man of Steel away on New Krypton, it’s up to Mon-El to face off against Bizarro and General Lane. Plus, Mon-El debuts his new Superman–inspired costume in this collection guest-starring Superboy, The Legion of Super-Heroes and others. And when Superman returns to Earth, will Mon-El give up his duty as protector of a city he’s grown to love?

Superman: New Krypton
Volume 4

Following the events of the “New Krypton” crossover, The Man of Steel has left Earth behind for a life as a man in the Kryptonian military. Meanwhile, an attempt on the life of a high-ranking Kryptonian sends Superman to Earth on a mission that may ignite the very conflict he’s been avoiding.

Last Stand of New Krypton vol. 1

For the past year, Superman has been living on New Krypton – a planet populated by thousands of super-powered Kryptonians just like him! But after struggling to keep their society alive in spite of numerous challenges, New Krypton faces their worst nightmare as Brainiac, the alien partly responsible for the annihilation of the original planet Krypton, attacks the planet!

Last Stand of New Krypton vol. 2

Braniac is determined to recapture the city of Kandor but Kryptonian General Zod has been waiting for this moment since Brainiac first attacked Old Krypton – he has a plan to save his people, but at the cost of Earth and the future as we know it! So it’s up to Superman, Mon-El, Supergirl, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes to stop the two madmen before they destroy everything!

Justice be Done

Investigating the death of Dr. Fate, the current Starman, Hourman, Star-Spangled Kid, Hawkgirl and Black Canary join forces with two former members of the legendary team, Atom Smasher and Sand. And after learning how the fallen hero’s death has led to the birth of a new Dr. Fate and surviving an encounter with an ancient evil, the heroes decide to band together to form a modern JSA.

Justice League:
Cry for Justice

What brings a team together? Justice! Martian Manhunter has been slaughtered. But he’s not the only hero to fall at the hands of villains. The murder has to stop, and it’s time to take the fight to the bad guys! Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman unite in a cry for justice! 

Justice League of America:
Team History

A new era begins for the JLA as a one-time member falls before he can warn the team of looming peril — while what’s left of the JLA journeys to the heart of their past to decide if the team has any future at all.

And then, the team regroups with a new roster that will transcend time and space! Make way for the World’s Greatest Heroes!

Justice League of America:
Dark Things

The return of the hero called Jade in the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT heralds the release of the powerful Starheart. Now this chaotic force is unleashed on Earth, causing magic to go wild – and new metahumans to emerge! It’s more than one super team can handle, but can even the combined efforts of the Justice League and the Justice Society contain the light and dark power wielded by one of their own?

Justice League of America:

The “JLA Omega” storyline continues as the new  team works to unlock the secrets behind the toxic Omega Man’s dark energy, which encases Washington D.C. To do this they must embark on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth, encountering diverse heroes from the DCU along the way. This is a breakneck chase through the DCU, but with a serious end-goal – saving the JLA!

Justice League of America:
The Rise of Eclipso

Eclipso returns to take down the very heroes that have defeated him so many times before – The Justice League. With his army of both heroes and villains under his hypnotic thrall, Eclipso may have the league’s number. Will the combined might of Batman, Donna Troy, Blue Lantern Saint Walker and even the all-powerful Spectre be enough to stop him?

The Shade
Trade Paperback

James Robinson returns to the world of his acclaimed STARMAN series in this new graphic novel starring the antihero known as The Shade! An attack at the Starman museum kicks off a globe-hopping, centuries spanning quest that will irrevocably change The Shade’s life, and ultimately shed light on his true origin!


Cable Vol. 1:

When Cable picks up the trail of a threat to the timestream, he sets off on a high-speed, centuries-spanning chase to save reality as we know it. From the dawn of everything to the modern day, Cable is the only man who can keep history from unraveling! Following his target back to feudal Japan, he’s met with decidedly futuristic warriors! 

All-New Invaders:
Gods and Soldiers

The Kree Empire intends to conquer the universe using an army of Norse Gods! Four heroes united by their past must now wage war against the Kree to save Earth! The Invaders face the Kree’s ultimate hunter and take the fight straight to the Kree Homeworld,  but how does the Kree threat relate to a secret Invaders mission from decades ago?


James Robinson's
Complete WildC.A.T.s

Robinson’s defining run on WildC.A.T.s is collected into a single volume.

Robinson takes over the reins as writer of WildStorm’s flagship super hero team from comics legend Alan Moore  and continues the amazing adventures of the WILDC.A.T.S while stirring up the WildStorm Universe.

Leave it to Chance:
Shaman's Rain

Fourteen-year-old Chance Falconer has the occult in her blood. Her father is the supernatural defender of the Devil’s Echo, an amazing city where the supernatural is an everyday occurrence. But when her father puts his foot down and denies Chance’s desire to continue the family tradition, she strikes out on her own, getting involved in her own mysteries and adventures.

Other Comics

(Malibu Comics)

Signiture Ultraverse Title – Modern Crime Noir With A Super Hero Twist! Date: September 1993 to March 1995.

Contains Issues 1-18, the complete series run!

An ex-government agent turns super human (Ultras) hunting P.I. in this Chandler inspired crime noir-meets-superheroes series!

Illegal Alien
(Kitchen Sink Press)

An alien crashes in the U.S. in 1963 and inhabits the body of a recently dead gangster who was on his way to Great Britain. He arouses the interest of several groups and becomes involved with a family, who are eventually changed by the stranger in their midst. Originally published by Kitchen Sink Press in 1994, this classic is now available again!


Cyber Bandits

A sizzling sci-fi thriller about a cyber-smuggler who holds the secret that could destroy the world. A navigator aboard a millionaire’s high-tech yacht, is pulled in to a poisonous web of betrayal and violence when the millionaire develops a weapon capable of sending his victims into deep virtual reality, where they can never return. 

Comic Book Villains

The owners of two rival comic book stores and are after the hottest ticket in town – a rare collection of old comic books that are potentially worth millions. However, when the elderly owner won’t sell, friends turn against friends in a battle of the loot. As the stakes get higher, their antics begin spiraling into a dangerous game of greed, betrayal and murder.

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