Vigilante was the grim and gritty story of Adrian Chase told in the deluxe format of mid 1980′s DC and his story to bring justice to the streets. Upon it’s cancellation in 1988 DC quickly launched the follow-up series Checkmate. This was also done in the deluxe format of the day.
Vigilante Volume 1 – 28 issues + 2 annuals
New Teen Titans 23
New Teen Titans 26-27
New Teen Titans 33-34
New Teen Titans Annual 2
Vigilante Annual 1
Vigilante Volume 2 – 28 issues + 1 annual
DC Comics Presents 92
Vigilante Annual 2
Checkmate Volume 1 – 34 issues
Action Comics 598
* Janus Directive runs through Checkmate issues 15-18. You can take those issues out, leave them in, or put in the entire Janus Directive storyline.
While I’m doing 2 volumes of Vigilante and 1 volume of Checkmate you could also create 3 volumes of Vigilante ending at 14 & 32 and splitting Checkmate after 19; unfortunately the pesky Janus Directive is directly in the middle of the series.