Dark Horse Solicitations for December, 2007

Thu, September 13th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

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BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL VOLUME 18: THE SPARROW NET

HIROAKI SAMURA (W/A)

On sale Feb 6


b&w, 280 pages


$19.95


TPB, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"

The immortality of the captive Manji is being sorely tested, as the horrifying experiments commanded by Habaki Kagimura in the dungeons below Edo castle continue. One of Kagimura's doctors, Ayame Burando, has already gone half-mad, tormented by the sickening mutilations intended to unlock the secret of passing Manji's amazing regenerative powers to others, and Burando's replacements have upped the ante with their utter incompetence. Meanwhile, Manji's charge, Rin, is desperately trying to find him, but Edo's brutal police are on her trail, and the race is on for Rin to free her immortal bodyguard before she joins him behind bars!

o Hiroaki Samura's acclaimed Blade of the Immortal has won awards across the globe, including the Eisner Award in America and the prestigious Media Arts Award of Japan.

o Over (find out number ) copies of Blade of the Immortal in print!

B.P.R.D.: KILLING GROUND #5 (of 5)

MIKE MIGNOLA (W), JOHN ARCUDI (W), GUY DAVIS (A/Cover), and DAVE STEWART (C)

On sale Dec 12


FC, 32 pages


$2.99


Miniseries

"Somewhere out there, a man I've known for years has changed into God knows what . . ."

The monsters have disappeared, leaving a wake of dead bodies and unanswered questions in B.P.R.D.: Killing Ground's final issue. Kate and Johann hope to get some answers from the people who hold the key to the recent murders: the victims.

Written by John Arcudi and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, and featuring the atmospheric artwork of Guy Davis, Killing Ground will change the B.P.R.D. forever, as its agents learn with terrifying certainty that neither comrades nor monsters are what they appear.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #9

BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (W), GEORGES JEANTY (P/Cover), ANDY OWENS (I), DAVE STEWART (C), and JO CHEN (Cover)

On sale Dec 5


FC, 40 pages


$2.99


Ongoing

Slayers battle to the death in the thrilling conclusion to Brian K. Vaughan's four-issue run on Buffy Season Eight.

With Joss Whedon serving as Executive Producer and Georges Jeanty (The American Way) as series artist, Buffy Season Eight continues to entertain longtime Buffy fans and newcomers alike.

o Buffy Season Eight continues!

o Top-ten seller Buffy #1 went immediately back to press-three times-to satisfy demand . . . totaling over 150,000 copies!

Brian K. Vaughan takes on Faith in Season Eight.

CITY OF OTHERS

STEVE NILES (W) and BERNIE WRIGHTSON (A)

On sale Feb 27


FC, 112 pages


$14.95


TPB, 7" x 10"

Stosh Bludowski is a killer, born with the capacity for no apparent human emotion other than rage. Killing comes easy for Blud, and he makes a good living doing what's easy-until the day he meets two jobs in an alley who just won't die, and a grotesque mystery unfolds right in front of him. Soon, the remorseless killer is confronted by a reality he could never imagine, and he will be invited to make a decision once and for all . . . is he human, or is he Other?

o After a long hiatus from making comics, Bernie Wrightson is back at the drawing table working side-by-side with acclaimed writer Steve Niles on the most exciting new horror comic of the year-City of Others.

o "Bernie is one of my greatest heroes and influences in art. When it comes to horror, few creators have contributed more to the comics medium than Bernie has." -Alex Ross

CLASSIC COMIC BOOK CHARACTER #11: GHOST

On sale May 14


Each comes hand-numbered


Includes a booklet and vintage-style pin


$49.95

Elisa Cameron has come to discover more about herself than she once thought possible. As the tortured specter Ghost, she knew only that she endured great pain because of her supposed death and wanted others to suffer for it as well. Ghost emerged as one of Dark Horse's most popular and enduring original characters.

Modeled after products that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s, the new statuettes being produced by Dark Horse are designed and manufactured consistent with earlier "syroco"-style figures. Produced in a limited edition of only 500 hand-numbered copies.

CONAN #47

TIMOTHY TRUMAN (W), TOMÁS GIORELLO (P), RICHARD ISANOVE (C), and CARY NORD (Cover)

On sale Dec 19


FC, 32 pages


$2.99


Ongoing

Dark Horse Comics and the Conan team are proud to introduce new series artist Tomás Giorello! Best known for the powerful fantasy illustrations for Wizards of the Coast and other prominent publishers, Giorello has also made his mark on comics, contributing to a slew of Star Wars titles. Now, he lends his dynamic pencils to the barbarian, joining writer Timothy Truman as he takes Conan from the boisterous "Rogues in the House" to an adaptation of the darker Howard fragment "The Hand of Nergal."

Conan has escaped the city with his head intact, but little else to show for his labors. Little does he know that a piece of his past still follows him, stalking the Cimmerian with the patience of the grave . . .

Tomás Giorello joins the Conan team!

CRIMINAL MACABRE: MY DEMON BABY #4 (of 4)

STEVE NILES (W), NICK STAKAL (A), MICHELLE MADSEN (C), and TIM BRADSTREET (Cover)

On sale Dec 19


FC, 32 pages


$2.99


Miniseries

So, let's see. Where were we? Let's get everyone up to speed on Cal McDonald's most recent exploits. Last we saw of Cal and his ghoul buddy Mo'Lock, they'd snuck into a secret compound of Satanists who were having a birthday party for a cute little baby whose papa is the devil himself. That was right before Cal nabbed the baby and Mo' got himself chopped in half by a thousand-year-old Templar Knight who's been waiting for his curtain call since about 1118 A.D. With his partner sliced to oblivion and a sweet little Satanic bundle of baby girl in his arms, Cal's got to think fast or he and his new charge will be sharing Mo'Lock's bloody fate.

CUT

MIKE RICHARDSON (W), TODD HERMAN (A), AL MILGROM (I), and MIKE MIGNOLA (Cover)

On sale Dec 12


FC, 112 pages


$9.95


TPB, 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"

The latest addition to the Dark Horse horror line is this chilling original graphic novel from writer and publisher Mike Richardson (The Secret, Cravan). Twentysomething Meagan Walters regains consciousness and finds herself locked in an empty room of an old house. She's bleeding from the back of her head, and has no memory of where the wound came from-she'd been at a club with some friends . . . left angrily . . . was she abducted? When Meagan peers through the door's keyhole, she starts to suspect that her captor isn't quite human . . .

Todd Herman (The Fog; The Goon: Noir) fleshes out the story with his moody, EC-influenced pencils, and comics stalwarts Al Milgrom and Dave Stewart bring them to life.

o Original graphic novel by The Mask creator, Mike Richardson, offering an original twist on horror movies like Saw and Hostel.

THE DEADLANDER #3 (of 4)

KEVIN FERRARA (W/A)

On sale Dec 12


FC, 22 pages


$2.99


Miniseries

Kevin Ferrara delivers a strange and haunting tale in The Deadlander #3!

The Shaman is dying . . . the Cavalry is coming . . . his world is collapsing! What is real and what is a hallucination? Can the Deadlander figure it all out in time to escape the clutches of the Bog Witch?

Five stars for this Frazetta-and Wrightson-influenced weird western tale!

EMILY THE STRANGE #3

ROB REGER (W), JESSICA GRUNER (W), BUZZ PARKER (P), RYAN HILL (P/I), and COSMIC DEBRIS (W/A)

On sale Dec 26


b&w, 32 pages


$3.50


Ongoing

Emily has a joke for you: What's deliciously satisfying and best served cold? . . . Revenge! In this third issue of our new miniseries, our poor, unsuspecting readers will be subjected to an education in the fine art of revenge from the mini queen of mischief, Emily. But for this issue she'd prefer to be referred to as "Her Royal Revengenator", okay? Anyway, this issue also contains the third chapter in our ongoing serial "Dead Cat Walking", an all-new guest artist Trip-Out, and lots and lots of vicious, vengeful revenge.

THE END LEAGUE #1

RICK REMENDER (W), MAT BROOME (P), SEAN PARSONS (I), and WENDY BROOME (C)

On sale Dec 26


FC, 32 pages


$2.99


Ongoing

A thematic merging of The Lord of the Rings and Watchmen, The End League follows a cast of the last remaining supermen and women as they embark on a desperate and perilous journey through a world dominated by evil, in hopes of locating the one remaining artifact that can save humanity-the Hammer of Thor. For his return to the world of comics renowned artist Mat Broome (WildC.A.T.S.) teams up with critically acclaimed writer Rick Remender (Fear Agent) for this, Dark Horse Comics's newest superhero series.

o An all-new series from Fear Agent creator Rick Remender and artist Mat Broome!

Our darkest hour, one last hope for salvation . . .

FEAR AGENT: HATCHET JOB #2 (of 5)

RICK REMENDER (W), JEROME OPEÑA (P), and MICHELLE MADSEN (C)

On sale Dec 26


FC, 32 pages


$2.99


Miniseries

Lost deep in the subterranean maze of the barbaric Kipferi, Heath is forced to fight his allies in the aliens' arena of death or watch all the Fear Agents die! Across the galaxy Charlotte discovers Mara's true motivations during an encounter with the deadly space pirates of the Centurion Nebula!

FEAR AGENT: THE LAST GOODBYE

RICK REMENDER (W/I), TONY MOORE (P), ANDE PARKS (I), and LEE LOUGHRIDGE (C)

On sale Feb 6


FC, 104 pages


$13.95


TPB, 7" x 10"

The origin of the last Fear Agent revealed! Fan-favorite creators Rick Remender and Tony Moore reunite to tell the most pulse-pounding yarn yet. Tired and broken down, trucker Heath Huston returns home after months on the road to find his troubles have only just begun as Earth is attacked by the three feuding alien races. Within hours nearly every living creature on Earth is obliterated, leaving Heath and his wife Charlotte trapped in the middle of a nightmare with no way out.

FRAZETTA EGYPTIAN QUEEN STATUE

On sale Jan 30


12 1/4" tall, 12 1/8" wide, 11 7/8" deep


Limited to 2000 units for worldwide distribution


$350.00

ReelArt Studios and Dark Horse Comics are proud to present Frazetta's Egyptian Queen, the third offering of a four-statue collection inspired by the original artwork of one of the world's most beloved fantasy illustrators, Frank Frazetta. The fully hand-painted statue, as sculpted by Gabriel Marquez, depicts one of Mr. Frazetta's most famous works and was personally overseen and approved by the master.

GRENDEL: BEHOLD THE DEVIL #2 (of 8)

MATT WAGNER (W/A)

On sale Dec 12


b&w w/red, 24 pages


$3.50


Miniseries

Hunter Rose tightens his grip on the New York underworld through violence and intimidation in this previously untold chapter in the life of the original Grendel!

Writer and artist Matt Wagner tells the tale of a brilliant and confident Rose-successful novelist, deadly assassin, and ruthless mastermind-held back from complete success by a single problem. The man who stalks the night as Grendel is being haunted himself. As the feeling of being watched grows, Rose becomes increasingly distracted-a dangerous proposition for a man hated by both cops and robbers alike. Grendel must maintain order within his growing empire, even as the greatest threat to his sovereignty may be the one lurking in shadows.

GRENDEL: DEVIL QUEST

MATT WAGNER (W/A)

On sale Feb 13


FC, 64 pages


$14.95


HC, 7" x 10"

In seven chapters, all written and lusciously painted by Wagner, the deadly cyborg Grendel-Prime pursues the past with singular purpose, even while the decadent and decaying world he has forsaken hunts him for reasons of its own. With each chapter a twisted relation to the children's rhyme, "Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, Indian chief," this tightly crafted work is an essential piece of the Grendel canon, and a tie-in to Wagner's popular Batman/Grendel series.

o Out of print for over decade, this edition brings the unstoppable and unrivaled Grendel-Prime to Dark Horse's library of Grendel hardcovers alongside the already highly successful Grendel Archives and Grendel: Devil by the Deed.

o Matt Wagner is the legendary creator behind such acclaimed projects as Mage, Sandman Mystery Theater, and Batman: The Monster Men among many others.

GROO: HELL ON EARTH #4 (of 4)

MARK EVANIER (W), SERGIO ARAGONÉS (A), and TOM LUTH (C)

On sale Dec 19


FC, 32 pages


$2.99


Miniseries

Here's where all hell breaks loose. Groo has caused destruction before, but will he be responsible for wiping out all of mankind? Given that this story features dinosaurs, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornados, floods, droughts and the biggest threat of all (Groo), it seems imminently possible. Brought to you by the same people who've been bringing you Groo for twenty-five years now: Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier, Stan Sakai, and Tom Luth.

HANAMI INTERNATIONAL LOVE STORY VOLUME 4

PLUS (W) and SUNG-JAE PARK (A)

On sale Feb 27


b&w, 160 pages


$9.95


TPB, 5" x 7 3/8"

PLUS and Sung-Jae Park conclude their hilarious tale of high-school romance-one of the hottest titles in Korea!

Hanami has made her decision: she's going back to Japan. The news comes as a shock to all her friends, and Hena is so dismayed at the prospect of losing her best friend that she encourages Joonho to ask Hanami out. Joonho agrees, hoping to keep Hanami in Korea, but now he's in trouble up to his ears . . . he already has a girlfriend, and his coworker Joori is still pursuing him with take-no-prisoners aggression! It all comes to a head at the school sports festival, in a roiling ending you won't soon forget.

o Smash hit Hanami: International Love Story always ranks in the Korean comics magazine IQ Jump's popular top five!

o Presented in its original Korean format and translated by the mother/son team of Taesoon Kang and Derek Kirk Kim!

HELLBOY: EMERALD HELL

TOM PICCIRILLI (W)

On sale Feb 13


SC, 256 pages


$12.95


Novel, 5 1/4" x 8"

Hellboy comes to the crossroads in Enigma, Georgia, a small town plagued by strange occurrences. Sent to keep an eye on Sarah Nail, a young girl hiding from the curse of her family, Hellboy becomes entangled in the blood debt of evil mystical preacher, Brother Jester. Stuck between human malice and the mysteries of the occult, Hellboy comes up against an intrigue of ghosts, demon trees, talking bullfrogs, and a race of lost mutant children.

o The release of Emerald Hell is timed to take advantage of the excitement for the second Hellboy movie.

An all-new Hellboy novel!

INDIANA JONES OMNIBUS VOLUME 1

WILLIAM MESSNER-LOEBS (W), DAN BARRY (W), LEE MARRS (W), DAN BARRY (A), LEO DURANONA (A), KARL KESEL (A), ANDY MUSHYNSKY (A), and more

On sale Feb 6


FC, 352 pages


$24.95


TPB, 6" x 9"

Indiana Jones is back in this massive volume recounting three of the most important discoveries in the career of the twentieth century's most adventurous archaeologist!

Containing the long-out-of-print stories, "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis," "Thunder in the Orient," and "Indiana Jones and the Arms of Gold," this substantial tome follows the intrepid Dr. Jones as he travels from Africa to Asia and nearly everywhere in between in a race against the Nazis for the world's greatest treasures. From lost cities, to ancient temples, to artifacts of legendary power, Indy will stop at nothing to preserve these prizes from the grasp of Adolf Hitler's evil minions.

o Collecting many long-out-of-print stories in one value-priced volume!

o With Indiana Jones 4 set to release in May 2008, the Indiana Jones Omnibus is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

IT ATE BILLY ON CHRISTMAS

ROMAN DIRGE (W) and STEVEN DAILY (A)

On sale Nov 28


FC, 48 pages


$12.95


HC, 11" x 8 1/2"

It would have been a Christmas like any other for little Lumie and her horrible, terrible, obnoxious, awful bully of a brother Billy. But then a funny little monster appeared and ate Billy right up! Lumie knows it's not really a good thing to let a monster eat your brother, but she can't help but notice that things are, in fact, much nicer now that he's gone. Now that things are looking up a little in her world, Lumie has to decide what to do with her new little monster friend, and-most importantly-what she's going to feed


him ...

o Lenore creator Roman Dirge collaborates with painter Steven Daily on this one-of-a-kind hardcover storybook, perfectly suited for weird kids of all ages.

JUDGE DREDD: DREDD VS. DEATH STATUE

On sale Jan 9


11.5" tall


Includes certificate of authenticity


Limited to 1,000 numbered statues for worldwide distribution


$250.00

First 4 Figures and Dark Horse Comics are proud to present an ongoing collection inspired by one of the world's greatest comic book characters, Judge Dredd. Patrolling the mean streets of Mega City One, a polluted megapolis of seven hundred million, Judge Dredd stands as one of the most iconic and long-lasting characters to emerge from the British comics scene. Originally published in the pages of Fleetway's 2000 AD magazine, some of the best British writers and artists have turned their hand to Judge Dredd.

This statue is inspired by one of the most famous art pieces, a cover by artist Greg Staples. The swirling form of Death is locked in savage combat with the tough-as-steel Dredd. Two relentless adversaries are frozen in time at a climactic moment in a fatal struggle.

THE KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE VOLUME 6

EIJI OTSUKA (W) and HOUSUI YAMAZAKI (A)

On sale Feb 20


b&w, 192 pages


$10.95


TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 3/16"

There's competition on all sides in the body baggage game, when Kurosagi finds its rather loose business model challenged by a corporate rival who guarantees the next world on time! But it's not only the clean-cut trying to dig into their market-the oddball duo calling itself the White Heron Corpse Cleaning Service aren't just out to eat Kurosagi's wormy lunch, they're going to start revealing trade secrets-namely, the hideous history behind the ghost which haunts Karatsu!

o A U.S. live-action film based on The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is now in development.

LIVING WITH THE DEAD #3 (of 3)

MIKE RICHARDSON (W), BEN STENBECK (A), and RICHARD CORBEN (Cover)

On sale Dec 12


FC, 32 pages


$2.99


Miniseries

A global virus has turned the seven billion inhabitants of Earth into mindless brain-and-flesh-hungry zombies. Best friends Straw and Whip have been able to survive in this savage land disguising themselves as zombies. Now their new friend Betty is posed to be their Yoko Ono.

In the final act Straw narrowly escapes a zombie attack to find Whip making his famous "boeuf bourguignonne" for Betty. But when zombies break into their home, will their disguises hold, or will one of these hard rockers fall victim to the flesh-hungry masses?

Two boys, a girl, and seven billion living dead.

LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE IRON PROMETHEUS #4 (of 5)

MIKE MIGNOLA (W/Cover), JASON ARMSTRONG (A), and DAVE STEWART (C)

On sale Dec 5


FC, 32 pages


$2.99


Miniseries

With his allies dead, the Lobster must fight his way through a mutated menagerie of mystical and scientific abominations to stop the sinister machinations of his mysterious adversary.

After years of captivating fans from the pages of Hellboy and B.P.R.D., the pulp-style adventures of Lobster Johnson take the limelight in the character's first solo series. Written and with covers by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, and drawn by Jason Armstrong (Ferro City, The Sensational Spider-Man), Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus is a wild ride full of fearsome monsters, mad scientists, and threats from the world beyond.

"Beware my claw, for I've come to inflict justice!"

NEIL GAIMAN PRESENTS VOL. 1: THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES

RICHARD GARNETT (W) and NEIL GAIMAN (Introduction)

On sale Feb 20


b&w, 288 pages


$12.95


TPB, 5 1/4" x 8"

The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales captures, in twenty-eight breathtaking stories, an epic range of adventures. From "Madam Lucifer," in which the fallen angel Lucifer plays a fateful game of chess for the soul of Man, to the title story of the collection, which details what might have become of Prometheus, chained to the rocky crags of the Caucasus for the theft of the knowledge of fire from Zeus, if he were to be freed from his eternal prison, the stories here are ones of tragedy, humor, and magic.

This is the first of six titles in the forthcoming Neil Gaiman Presents line to specifically deal with the subject of gods and mythology, chosen by Gaiman to represent the origins of his views on classic heroic literature.

NEXUS ARCHIVES VOLUME 7

MIKE BARON (W) and STEVE RUDE (A)

On sale Feb 27


FC, 208 pages


$49.95


TPB, 7" x 10.5"

The Merk is restless, dissatisfied with Nexus's performance as champion and executioner since the massacre on Mars. The fallout from that incident is just beginning: Of the two Quatros responsible, Sinclair has disappeared, and Kreed is being tracked by two Gucci assassins hired by the Martian government. The Merk now psychically reaches out to Michana-the youngest daughter of the late General Loomis, bent on revenge.

Nexus doesn't have the luxury of worrying about any of this, though . . . the artificial black hole known as the Gravity Well is on the verge of collapse, which endangers the entire solar system! He and Judah Maccabee set out to appeal to the one creature who can manipulate black holes . . . Ashram, resident of the Bowl-Shaped World. The only time the duo encountered this strange world, they were with the likewise bizarre Badger! And speak of the devil . . .

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 8

KOSUKE FUJISHIMA (W/A)

On sale Feb 13


b&w, 192 pages


$10.95


TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 3/16"

Ever since a cosmic phone call brought the literal young goddess Belldandy into college student Keiichi's residence, his personal life has been turned upside-down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions!

It's a-haunting we will go . . . with the N.I.T. Motor Club, as Urd and Belldandy join them on vacation to a mysterious hotel haunted by the g-g-g-ghost of a lovely young maid who wants to hold Keiichi to a promise his grandfather made long ago! And between Sora's crappy cooking and Skuld's funny feelings, the summer is bound to stay hot! Plus four pages of color, twelve Mini-Goddess strips, a message from creator Kosuke Fujishima, and your fan art and letters!

o Oh My Goddess! is the longest-running manga on the U.S. market.

o Oh My Goddess! inspired two recent anime TV series from Media Blasters and ADV Films, as well as the import Belldandy figure from Kotobukiya.

PATH OF THE ASSASSIN VOLUME 11: BATTLE FOR POWER PT. 3

KAZUO KOIKE (W) and GOSEKI KOJIMA (A)

On sale Feb 27


b&w, 320 pages


$9.95


TPB, 5" x 7"

Ninjas, samurai, hot lovin', political intrigue, and gold!

Path of the Assassin has it all in spades! Hanzo, the heroic ninja for the future shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, has been in some tight situations before, but nothing like the trap set for him by a ninja from a competing warlord's clan! And to settle this trickery, a sexy battle of wits and weapons. Meanwhile, Tokugawa is moving across the battlefield on his way to Japan's future.

Path of the Assassin is a pinnacle in (Lone Wolf and Cub creators) Koike and Kojima's fantastic and seemingly unending stable of awesome samurai manga. And as usual, these works don't wane as they draw toward their final volumes!

o Presented, as always, in the original, unflopped, unretouched format, Path of the Assassin is a series you won't be able to put back on the bookshelf.

o Comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.

PREDATOR OMNIBUS VOLUME 2

JOHN ARCUDI (W), ANDREW VACHSS (W), RANDY STRADLEY (W), EVAN DORKIN (W/A), JORDAN RASKIN (A), DEREK THOMPSON (A), and various

On sale Feb 20


FC, 360 pages


$24.95


TPB, 6" x 9"

Trophy hunters from another world, hiding in plain sight, drawn to heat and conflict. A historical scourge, lethal specters, powerful, savage, merciless. Utilizing their feral instincts and otherworldly technology in the sole pursuit of the most dangerous game . . . Man. Whether haunting the blazing deserts of the Southwest, stalking the claustrophobic woods of the Pine Barrens, or infiltrating a maximum security prison, the Predators take no prisoners and leave only death in their grisly wake. But even these bestial killing machines can meet their match when men swallow their fear and channel their own primal rage . . . and the hunter becomes the hunted!

Predator Omnibus Volume 2 continues the complete presentation of these comics classics-some never before collected-featuring over three hundred gripping story pages in full color, penned by a who's-who of top writers.

PREDATOR: TURNABOUT

STEVE PERRY (W)

On sale Feb 27


SC, 256 pages


$6.99


Novel, 4 3/16" x 6 1/4"

Deep in the Alaskan forest, ranger Sloan comes across the torn and bloody carcasses of Grizzly bears. Searching a human cause for the massacres, he discovers a team of poachers hunkered within the Alaska wilderness, waiting for the chance to score a big kill. He also finds evidence of the most fearsome killers in the universe: the Predators.

o The release of Turnabout is scheduled to take advantage of the excitement surrounding the second AvP movie.

o Fans of military science fiction novels such as David Drake's Grimmer than Hell and Hammer's Slammers series will enjoy these stories.

REX MUNDI #9

ARVID NELSON (W) and JUAN FERREYERA (A)

On sale Dec 19


FC, 24 pages


$2.99


Ongoing

A massive German army is poised to annihilate the Duke of Lorraine. The Duke is badly outnumbered, but he has a second army ready to strike the unsuspecting Germans from the rear. Will the element of surprise be enough, or will the House of Lorraine's millennia-old ambitions of world domination come to an untimely end?

Meanwhile, Julien has escaped from the Inquisition, only to find himself at the mercy of Lorraine's dreaded Imperial Guard. He travels deep into the heart of the remote Pyrenees Mountains, where he will uncover the deepest secrets of the Holy Grail. The Grail has been Julien's driving obsession since he began his investigation, and he might regret being so persistent when he learns the truth!

o Don't miss Volume 4 coming out December 19th !

The Blood of Christ . . . The Secrets of God.

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S CONAN: THE FROST GIANT'S DAUGHTER

KURT BUSIEK (W), CARY NORD (P), DAVE STEWART (C), and FRANK FRAZETTA (Cover)

On sale Dec 6


FC, 24 pages


$3.50


One-shot

This December, Conan turns seventy-five! But while the Cimmerian may be seasoned, he's still going strong, as Dark Horse celebrates the barbarian's birthday with the first in a series of special-edition reprints of their adaptations of Robert E. Howard stories-with cover art by definitive Conan illustrator Frank Frazetta. The Frost Giant's Daughter reprints Conan #2 and features Frazetta's origal cover painting "The Frost Giants," first seen on the jacket of Lancer's 1969 edition Conan of Cimmeria.

"I much prefer illustrating the tales of Robert E. Howard. They are much stronger in mood and narration than those of Burroughs and allow a wider range of illustrative interpretations. As St. John is remembered for Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan, I would like to be remembered for REH and Conan. I feel a certain sense of loss that Howard isn't alive to appreciate what I've done with Conan." -Frank Frazetta

THE SAVAGE SWORD COLLECTION BUST #2: KULL

On sale Feb 6


7" tall, 8" deep, 8.5" from side to side


$59.99

Dark Horse will be creating new graphic stories of Kull, and has enlisted one of today's brightest talents, Andy Brase, to do covers. Comic Book Art Gallery called him "the most amazing talent to enter the comic book field in the last decade," and we don't disagree.

Sculptor Tony Cipriano used Brase's visual design of Kull as reference, and we think fans of Robert E. Howard, comics art, and sculpture will agree that his powerful and regal interpretation of King Kull makes for one of the finest mini-busts in quite some time.

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 2

ROY THOMAS (W), BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH (A), and JOHN BUSCEMA (A)

On sale Feb 27


FC, 544 pages


$17.95


TPB, 7" x 10"

In the mid 1970s a comics magazine was published containing some of the most exciting epic fantasy tales the world has ever known-The Savage Sword of Conan. Based off of the work of renowned author Robert E. Howard, each issue offered multiple thrilling tales of the legendary barbarian. The magazine was also a showcase of comics talent, headed up by Conan aficionado Roy Thomas.

Now for the first time ever, these stories are being collected in a series of omnibus-style books, with over five hundred pages of classic sword and sorcery-for the complete Conan collector!

Included in this volume are tales featuring the stunning art of such comics luminaries as Barry Windsor-Smith, John Buscema, Alfredo Alcala, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Pablo Marcos, Walter Simonson, and many more.

o The first time ever that The Savage Sword of Conan magazine has been collected.

THE SCREAM #2 (of 4)

PETER DAVID (W), BART SEARS (P), RANDY ELLIOTT (I), and MICHELLE MADSEN (C)

On sale Dec 19


FC, 32 pages


$2.99


Miniseries

Something strange is happening to Danny Duncan.

Recently released from the Belle Foux treatment facility for his psychological troubles, Danny returned to a soul-crushing day job at the post office. Even though he knows he went through the Belle Foux program, Danny can't remember a single thing about his stay there . . . and his emotions are affecting coworkers and customers in bizarre ways.

Now caught in the middle of a bank holdup, Danny's just been robbed at gunpoint of his father's most valuable possession-a Purple Heart. His desperation and anger have suddenly manifested a horrifying creature, and all bets are off!

o Don't miss this origin story, as told by top comics scribe Peter David!

SHAMAN WARRIOR VOLUME 6

PARK JOONG-KI (W/A)

On sale Feb 27


b&w, 200 pages


$12.95


TPB, 5" x 7 3/8"

Reunited with Batu, her sworn protector, Yaki learns of the events that led Batu to follow and serve her father-the shaman warrior Yarong. How did the toughest Butcher Camp wrestler wind up pledging his life and loyalty to the refined, mystical Yarong? When you're the daughter of the most powerful shaman warrior who's ever lived, it's just the tale you want to hear before you set off to destroy those who murdered your father and have a genocidal hatred of your people. The corrupt forces of Kugai, which have sworn to destroy the shaman warriors and their bloodlines, have no idea that Batu, Yaki, and the resourceful shaman Horakaan are setting a plan in motion to kill their General. Yuda, the Death Lord who defeated Yarong, senses that his opponents are getting near, though . . . and he has some nasty surprises of his own in store for them!

o One of the best-selling manhwa epics of all time, Shaman Warrior won the Korean Culture & Content Agency's 2006 "Best Manhwa of the Year" award!

o Translated by the mother/son team of Taesoon Kang and Derek Kirk Kim.

STAR WARS: 3OTH ANNIVERSARY VOLUME 12-LEGACY

JOHN OSTRANDER (W), JAN DUURSEMA (P), DAN PARSONS (I), BRAD ANDERSON (C), and ADAM HUGHES (Cover)

On sale Feb 6


FC, 144 pages


$24.95


HC, 7" x 10"

More than a hundred years have passed since the events in Return of the Jedi and the days of the New Jedi Order. There is a new evil gripping the galaxy, shattering a resurgent Empire and seeking to destroy the last of the Jedi. Even as their power is failing, the Jedi hold to one final hope-the last remaining heir to the Skywalker legacy!

Each month, the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection series will bring readers a limited-edition hardcover. Available only through Direct Market retail outlets, each volume's print run is limited to initial orders and will not be reprinted.

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES #10- PARALLELS part 5 (of 5)

MICK HARRISON (W), DAVE ROSS (P), and ZACH HOWARD (Cover)

On sale Dec 26


FC, 40 pages


$2.99


Ongoing

A resolute few fight for their lives-and the lives of their friends-in a final fight with serious consequences for those left standing.

Confronted with a nightmare scenario, Jedi Master K'Kruhk is thrust into a battle unlike any he has ever faced. To save those in his care, he may be forced to lose himself. Elsewhere, Bomo Greenbark unleashes an unrivaled fury upon the captors of the crew of the Uhumelé. His friends will have their freedom, and he will have his revenge!

The shocking conclusion to "Parallels"!

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV-A NEW HOPE PHOTO COMIC

On sale Feb 27


FC, 96 pages


$9.95


TPB, 5" x 7 1/2"

The movie that launched the greatest myth of modern times gets a whole new look with this manga-sized adaptation of Star Wars: A New Hope made up entirely of stills from the film!

Follow farm boy Luke Skywalker as a fateful meeting with two droids thrusts him headlong into a galactic civil war, the mysterious ways of the Force, and his galaxy-changing destiny. This is the story loved by millions around the world, presented here like never before!

o From Tatooine to the Death Star, come see the universe of Star Wars as it was presented in the legendary first film-inside a perfect pocket-sized comic!

STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #24-KNIGHTS OF SUFFERING part 3

JOHN JACKSON MILLER (W), DUSTIN WEAVER (P), DAN PARSONS (I), MICHAEL ATIYEH (C), and COLIN WILSON (Cover)

On sale Dec 26


FC, 40 pages


$2.99


Ongoing

Zayne Carrick's murderous masters have hunted him halfway across the galaxy. Now, his run ends with him cornered in the very place where it began-in the Jedi Temple of Taris, the current headquarters of invading Mandalorian leader Cassus Fett!

Zayne's escaped before-with help from his friends and the Force-but not this time! His only choice is to fight for his life, in mortal combat with his far more talented teacher!

It's the shattering conclusion to the yearlong "Days/Knights" sequence-and not everyone makes it out alive!

The Knights of the Old Republic series-will never be the same again!

STAR WARS: LEGACY #0 ½

JOHN OSTRANDER (W), JAN DUURSEMA (P), DAN PARSONS (I), BRAD ANDERSON (C), and SEAN COOKE

On sale Dec 19


FC, 40 pages


$2.99


One-shot

A year-and-a-half ago, we introduced you to Legacy-the future of Star Wars. The series' original issue #0 has long been sold-out, and the information contained therein unavailable . . . until now. This greatly expanded and updated edition contains all of the information new readers need and that longtime readers are craving.

Get the lowdown on all your favorite characters, details on the ships and vehicles they pilot, and the latest on who's related to who! This is a must-have handbook for the future of the Star Wars glaxy!

o Completely reconfigured from the original edition, with lots of new entries and information!

STAR WARS: LEGACY #19-CLAWS OF THE DRAGON part 6 (of 6)

JOHN OSTRANDER (W), JAN DUURSEMA (P), DAN PARSONS (I), BRAD ANDERSON (C), and TRAVIS CHAREST (Cover)

On sale Dec 12


FC, 40 pages


$2.99


Ongoing

The galaxy-shaking storyline "Claws of the Dragon" reaches its unbelievable conclusion as the Empire's enemies and allies all make their move for one man-Cade Skywalker!

Cade stands face-to-face with the Emperor of the galaxy and leader of the Sith legions, Darth Krayt. Has the last Skywalker reached the point of no return on the path to darkness? Meanwhile, Deliah Blue and Jariah Syn execute a rescue plan for Cade that revolves around a single, significant word: "Boom."

Cade Skywalker versus Darth Krayt!

STAR WARS: LEGACY VOLUME 2-SHARDS

JOHN OSTRANDER (W), JAN DUURSEMA (P), COLIN WILSON (P), TRAVEL FOREMAN (P), ADAM DEKRAKER (P), DAN PARSONS (I), BRAD ANDERSON (C), RONDA PATTISON (C), and ADAM HUGHES (Cover)

On sale Feb 6


FC, 296 pages


$17.95


TPB, 7" x 10"

Cade Skywalker returns to the place of his father's last stand against the Sith and finds far more than ghosts in this volume filled with revelations about the future of Star Wars!

Discover how the Empire joined forces with the Sith to defeat the Galactic Alliance in the war to dominate the galaxy-only to have Darth Krayt and his legion of followers usurp ultimate power for themselves! Follow the fate of an Empire divided, with battles pitting stormtrooper against stormtrooper, and Sith assassins bent on taking the life of deposed Emperor Roan Fel! Witness a galaxy in turmoil, and the decisions that will shape its future!

o This is the future of Star Wars, the continuation of the story that started in the original trilogy, and none of it has been seen before.

STAR WARS: REBELLION #11-SMALL VICTORIES PART 1 (OF 4)

JEREMY BARLOW (W), COLIN WILSON (A), and WIL GLASS (C)

On sale Dec 12


FC, 40 pages


$2.99


Ongoing

When a hyperdrive failure strands the flagship of the Rebel fleet deep inside enemy territory, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia realize their misfortune could be an opportunity for the Alliance-if they undertake a mission with no chance of survival!

A riveting new story set in the months after Star Wars: A New Hope, "Small Victories" follows not just the Rebellion's greatest heroes, but volunteers like Deena Shan who never thought the fate of the Alliance could rest in her terrified but determined hands! Courage, sacrifice, and a little bit of madness are the order of the day as a ragtag crew of Rebels make an assault on a key Imperial installation with no escape plan in sight!

STAR WARS: REBELLION VOLUME 2-THE AHAKISTA GAMBIT

ROB WILLIAMS (W), MICHEL LACOMBE (P), WIL GLASS (C), and LUKE ROSS (Cover)

On sale Feb 13


FC, 128 pages


$17.95


TPB, 7" x 10"

For years, Wyl Tarson, top lieutenant to the galactic crimelord Raze, secretly delivered valuable information to the Rebel Alliance-until his employer discovered the betrayal and implanted a bomb inside Wyl's skull!

Now, Wyl must infiltrate an Imperial stronghold on the planet Ahakista under the guise of working for the Rebellion, or Raze will detonate the bomb. Unwilling to compromise active Rebel agents, Wyl assembles a team of operatives too washed up or too crazy for the Alliance and leads them into a suicide mission that's his only chance for survival!

o Ancient tunnels, local militias, a conniving casino owner, and the dreaded Darth Vader all play a part in this riveting adventure set in the months after Star Wars: A New Hope!

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: APOCALYPSE SUITE #4 (of 6)

GERARD WAY (W), GABRIEL BÁ (A), DAVE STEWART (C), and JAMES JEAN (Cover)

On sale Dec 19


FC, 32 pages


$2.99


Miniseries

While The Umbrella Academy reconnects over the death of their father, a displaced sibling finds her next fix-in music. The influence of music transforms the lost member of the team; the family that rejected her will realize just how profoundly they underestimated their powerless sister.

Conceived and written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, Umbrella Academy features interior art by Eisner Award-nominated artist Gabriel Bá (De:Tales), colors by Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart, and covers by multiple Eisner Award-winning painter James Jean (Fables).

o Interior art by Eisner nominee Gabriel Bá, recently featured as one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 cartoonists.

o "An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last . . . " -Grant Morrison

From writer Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance.

UMBRELLA ACADEMY PATCHES

On sale Nov 7

Crest


$5.99

The Kraken's logo


$3.99

The Rumor's emblem


$3.99

Umbrella logo


$3.99

Dark Horse is extremely enthusiastic about our upcoming comics series, The Umbrella Academy, conceived and written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, with interior art by Eisner Award-nominated artist Gabriel Bá. We predict a legion of fans for this mysterious tale of maladjusted individuals trying to save the world from a dark plot. And those same fans will be saving their pennies for these great patches, taken from the pages of the comic. The large patch (measuring 4" x 3") represents the crest of the Umbrella Academy, and the smaller patches (2.5" circle) represent The Kraken's logo, The Rumor's emblem, and the Umbrella Academy logo. Patches include iron-on backing.

USAGI YOJIMBO #108

STAN SAKAI (W/A)

On sale Dec 26


b&w, 24 pages


$2.99


Ongoing

By placing a hefty reward on the killer of his son, Boss Bakuchi had hoped to find vengeance and prove his might. Little did he know the swordswoman Inazuma is now possessed by Jei the Black Soul, and the bounty hunters on her trail face otherworldly peril!

With each passing hour, these bounty hunters, including Gen and Stray Dog, get closer to Inazuma. But they are not the only ones in pursuit of her. As the rabbit ronin Usagi approaches, he must make a fateful choice: Inazuma once saved him, so Usagi owes her a debt of honor. Yet is that debt still owed now that she is possessed by a homicidal demon?

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