Comic Book Series
Checkmate 2021 1

Cover to Checkmate #1

Checkmate is published by DC Comics. Price per issue is $3.99.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

Checkmate #5: 26 Oct 2021

Current Issue[]

Checkmate #6: 23 Nov 2021

Next Issue[]



A new six-issue series started June 2021.


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Recent Storylines[]

Checkmate #6[]

Checkmate #5[]

Checkmate #4[]

Checkmate #3[]

Checkmate #2[]

Checkmate #1[]

Checkmate #31[]

Checkmate #30[]

Past Storylines[]


Trade Paperbacks[]

  • Checkmate, vol. 1: A King's Game - Collects vol. 2 #1-7. "The U.N. formed Checkmate to bring down heroes and villains that get out of line. Now they use unique ability to deputize human and metahuman forces throughout the world in pursuit of its goal to hold the line." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401212204
  • Checkmate, vol. 2: Pawn Break - Collects vol. 2 #8-12. "Action and intrigue abound as Checkmate clashes with a rival agency on American soil and The Black Queen deputizes the big guns in an all-out bid to keep Pawn 502's mission alive! And Fire, the Black King's Knight, tries to break free from Amanda Waller's blackmail in a move that will shake the agency from top to bottom!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401214452
  • Outsiders/Checkmate: Checkout - Collects vol. 2 #13-15 and Outsiders #47-49. "The DCU's top spies throw down with the DCU's most troublemaking hero team as Checkmate hunts the Outsiders!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401216234
  • Checkmate, vol. 3: The Fall of the Wall - Collects vol. 2 #16-22. "The espionage and intrigue continue as Amanda Waller - Checkmate's White Queen - resorts to blackmail to protect her own covert op interests." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401217885
  • Kobra: Resurrection - Collects vol. 2 #23-25, plus Kobra #1, DC Special Series #1, and Kobra: Faces of Evil #1. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401226558
  • Checkmate: Chimera - Collects vol. 2 #26-31. "Once a human soldier, Chimera may be the only thing standing between civilization and total anarchy. But can Checkmate control him?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401221351
  • Checkmate - Collects vol. 3 #1-6. "Leviathan has agents and acolytes all over the world—but what is the secret behind its power? The planet's last, best hope to infiltrate Leviathan may be a motley collection of spymasters—Green Arrow, the Question, Talia al Ghul, and other unlikely allies converge to tackle Leviathan as members of the new Checkmate—but who is the surprise hero behind this team?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781779505798


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Creative Team[]

Checkmate created by Paul Kupperberg, John Byrne and Steve Erwin.

Volume 2[]

Writer: Greg Rucka. Artist/Covers: Jesús Saíz.

Volume 3[]

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis. Artist/Covers: Alex Maleev.

Publishing History[]

  • Volume 1: #1-33, 1988-1990
  • Volume 2: #1-31, 2006-2008
  • Volume 3: #1-6, 2021 (limited series)

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

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