Dark Horse Solicitations for January, 2008

Fri, October 5th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping January, 2008. Discuss these solicitations here on CBR's Indie Comics Forum and tell fellow fans what you're picking up!

Dark Horse Solicitations - Last Six Months

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target="PopUp">30 DAYS OF NIGHT ZIPPO LIGHTERS

On sale Nov 28

30 Days of Night logo on chrome Zippo lighter

$29.99

30 Days of Night logo on red Zippo lighter

$29.99

The upcoming film 30 Days of Night is based on Steve Niles' brilliant comic, which revolves around a gang of vampires preying on an Alaskan town plunged into darkness for a month.

These Zippo lighters feature the logo on a chrome lighter and the artwork from the movie poster on a red lighter. Both are sure to impress!

target="PopUp">AL CAPP'S COMPLETE SHMOO: THE COMIC BOOKS

AL CAPP STUDIOS (W/A)

On sale Mar 19

b&w, 176 pages

$49.95

HC, 7" x 10 1/2"

First appearing in Al Capp's "Li'l Abner" comic strip in 1948, the oddly shaped (and happily edible) Shmoo became an overnight phenomenon, spawning an unprecedented merchandising frenzy in the late forties and fifties. As part of the Dark Horse Archives series, ALL Shmoo comic book appearances are being collected for the first time ever in a deluxe hardcover edition! In addition to every issue of Shmoo Comics from 1949 and 1950, rare bonus stories, and Shmoo-centric advertisements from yesteryear, Al Capp's Complete Shmoo: The Comic Books features an introduction and annotations by certified Shmoo-ologist Denis Kitchen. A persistent presence in pop culture, the selfless Shmoo has served humanity for decades-mostly by offering itself as food-but also by entertaining and tickling our funny bones like no other creature can. Treat yourself to these hilarious adventures, featuring Washable Jones, Super Shmoo, Frankenshmoo, Fu Manshmoo and truly a cast of thousands! This archival collection sports a new cover by Peter Poplaski.

• Dark Horse also offers a Shmoo vinyl figure, the Classic Comic Characters line's Shmoo statue, and four volumes of Al Capp's Li'l Abner: The Frazetta Years!

• This Shmoo archival hardcover features every Shmoo appearance in comic book form, including bonus strips-with digital restoration by P.M.B.Q. Studios!

target="PopUp">ALIENS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3

IAN EDGINTON (W), PETER MILLIGAN (W), JIM WOODRING (W), DAVE GIBBONS (W), WILL SIMPSON (A), PAUL JOPHNSON (A), KILIAN PLUNKETT (A), MIKE MIGNOLA (A), and various

On sale Mar 5

FC, 376 pages

$24.95

TPB, 6" x 9"

The old saying "You can't unbreak an egg" holds true, especially when that egg unleashes an interstellar scourge, the dreaded Alien. But as dangerous and lethal as this species has proven itself time and time again, some men cannot resist the awful gravity of the creatures' potential when merged with human science . . . and arrogance . . . and lust for power. But the cold contracts of these deals with the Devil also bring out the best in humanity, and the awful crucible of struggle against this interstellar cancer brings man closer to his neighbors . . . and to his God.

Aliens Omnibus Volume 3 collects complete story arcs of Rogue by Ian Edginton and Will Simpson, and Labyrinth by Jim Woodring and Kilian Plunkett, and the acclaimed tale "Salvation," written by Dave Gibbons and illustrated by the incomparable Mike Mignola.

target="PopUp">APOCALYPSE NERD

PETER BAGGE (W/A)

On sale Mar 26

b&w, 120 pages

$13.95

TPB, 7" x 10"

Software engineer Perry and his friend Gordo are two average suburban guys who just wanted to go camping in North Cascade Mountains near Seattle-but Kim Jung Il had other plans. Now Seattle is a smoldering nuclear wasteland and Perry and Gordo are about to be put to the test in ways they have never imagined. From the mind of acclaimed artist Peter Bagge comes a post-apocalyptic tale which will have you both laughing and gasping in horror!

target="PopUp">BERSERK VOLUME 22

KENTARO MIURA (W/A)

On sale Mar 26

b&w, 224 pages

$13.95

TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"

The world of Guts, the Black Swordsman, is changing in a hurry. Though a demonic maelstrom has leveled the dreaded Tower of Conviction and ended the reign of terror of its grand inquisitor, Mozgus, peace has not returned to Midland. The Tower's fall has heralded the unexpected return of Griffith, Guts's former leader, last seen transformed from a shattered husk into one of the demon lords of the Godhand. But Griffith looks like his old self again-and with his dreams of carving out a kingdom by his own hand still intact. He's raising a new Band of the Hawk, but this time he's recruiting from the dark side to fulfill his deadly destiny!

• Each volume comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.

• Beginning with volume 13, the Dark Horse editions of Berserk contain material never-before-adapted to anime!

target="PopUp">BLOOD+ VOLUME 1: FIRST KISS

RYO IKEHATA (W) and CHIZU HASHII (A)

On sale Mar 19

b&w, 224 pages

$8.95

Novel, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"

Suffering from extreme amnesia, high school student Saya Otonoshi can't remember anything from her life beyond the last year. Living with a foster family outside a military base in Okinawa, Japan, Saya's attempts to live a normal life are shattered when a Chiropteran, a horrific vampire-like monster, attacks her. Saved at the last minute by a mysterious man named Hagi, Saya is presented with a sword that awakens in her a warrior's skills and bloodlust, and sets her on a course that will lead her to the answers of her missing memories, and into battle against a race of creatures intent on destroying the world.

The epic adventure that began in the groundbreaking film Blood: the Last Vampire and has continued through the worldwide phenomenon TV series Blood+ is brought to life in this all-new series of novels adapting the hit show. Saya's journey of horror, magic, romance and mystery will stretch across time and around the world, expanding on the television series with new characters, new adventures and breathtaking action.

• Featuring sixteen pages of illustrations by series character designer Chizu Hashii.

• The official novelization of the international hit animated series!

• Blood+ animated series currently airs nationwide as part of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim anime block. (Cartoon Network = 82.1 million U.S. homes)

target="PopUp">B.P.R.D.: 1946 #1 (of 5)

MIKE MIGNOLA (W/Cover), JOSHUA DYSART (W), PAUL AZACETA (A), and NICK FILARDI (C)

On sale Jan 9

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

In the wake of the second world war, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm-occult investigator and guardian of the infant Hellboy-founded the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense to investigate and defuse the remains of the Axis's sophisticated occult warfare projects and potential Soviet threats. Now, outfitted with a small band of war-weary Allied soldiers, Bruttenholm begins to unravel the mystery of the Nazi Occult Bureau's greatest and most threatening initiatives: Project Vampir Sturm.

Adventure, horror, and mystery in the finest Hellboy tradition.

target="PopUp">BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #10

JOSS WHEDON (W), CLIFF RICHARDS (P), ANDY OWENS (I), DAVE STEWART (C), GEORGES JEANTY (Cover), and JO CHEN (Cover)

On sale Jan 2

FC, 40 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

Buffy and Willow meet a demon who reveals a dim future, forcing the two to reflect on their past. Meanwhile, back in Scotland, Dawn confides in Xander the deed that led to her mysterious growth spurt.

Series creator Joss Whedon writes Buffy Season Eight #10 with veteran Buffy artist Cliff Richards serving as guest penciller.

"Joss Whedon, the man, the myth, the legend, writes the comic with the same genius as he did the show." -Janet Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author of Hard Eight

Joss Whedon writes Season Eight.

target="PopUp">COLOR OF RAGE

KAZUO KOIKE (W) and SEISAKU KANO (A)

On sale Mar 19

B&w, 416 pages

$14.95

TPB, 5" x 7"

Two slaves free themselves from a slave ship, one a Japanese man, the other an African American. After escaping they find themselves on the shore of Edo-era Japan, a society with a strong chaste system, isolated from the world. How will the Japanese people perceive this giant black man, how will they survive? But first things first, how will they get these shackles off their feet?

Fans of Kazuo Koike know how he loves to turn out a sensational samurai-era yarn with a certain sense of chauvinist violence and pulpy sexiness, and Color of Rage is by no means a slacker in these categories. Drafted by pinup artist and mangaka Seisaku Kano, Color of Rage features plenty of action, fighting, blood, sexiness, and more fighting.

• Each issue comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.

From Lone Wolf and Cub creator Kazuo Koike!

target="PopUp">CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 14

ROY THOMAS (W) and JOHN BUSCEMA (A)

On sale Mar 19

FC, 160 pages

$16.95

TPB, 7" x 10"

Conan faces his most arduous adventure yet as he matches his wits and brawn against the very forces of nature itself-no small task, even for a man who's done battle with wizards, otherworldly beasts, and ancient gods. But will the strength of steel really be enough against such powers?

All this plus the tenth anniversary story by Roy Thomas and John Buscema, this volume marks the end of an era-collecting the final issues of Roy Thomas'scelebrated run onConan the Barbarian. Featuring completely re-mastered color, this volume is a must for fans of classic sword and sorcery!

• Collects Conan the Barbarian Issues # 108-115.

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TIMOTHY TRUMAN (W), TOMS GIORELLO (A), RICHARD ISANOVE (C), and CARY NORD (Cover)

On sale Jan 16

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

Conan finds himself embroiled in a political struggle turned bloody between a naive young prince and a sinister sorcerer who calls upon the god of the underworld to help aid him in building an army of demonic abominations, intent on conquering not just his own kingdom, but all of Hyboria! But that's not the only danger that threatens to destroy Conan's world.Little does he know, a piece of his past still follows him, stalking the Cimmerian with the patience of the grave. All roads lead to the doomed city of Yaralet in this stunning adaptation of Robert E. Howard's lost fragment "The Hand of Nergal."

target="PopUp">CONAN VOLUME 5: ROGUES IN THE HOUSE

TIMOTHY TRUMAN (W), CARY NORD (A), and TOMS GIORELLO (A)

On sale Mar 26

FC, 160 pages

$17.95

TPB, 7" x 10"

The Cimmerian finds himself ensnared in the dark intrigues of a city-state where the powerful will stoop to any depths to keep what they have stolen. When a young, idealistic noble offers Conan a ticket to freedom in exchange for a favor, Conan leaps at the opportunity-and into a labyrinth where he must fight to keep not only his word, but his very life.

A favorite of fans and critics alike, the seminal Conan story "Rogues in the House" first appeared in Weird Tales. Now, writer Timothy Truman and artist Cary Nord bring you the tale of the Red Priest, as you've never seen it before.

• Collects Conan #37, 38, 41-44.

target="PopUp">CRIMINAL MACABRE LOGO T-SHIRT AND CITY OF OTHERS LOGO T-SHIRT

On sale Nov 28

Women's M - XL T-shirts

$29.99

Men's M - XXL T-shirts

$29.99

Who wouldn't want to get their claws on these great shirts? Show your support for two of the most intriguing comics in the Dark Horse horror line: Steve Niles's fan favorite Criminal Macabre and City of Others, the acclaimed title that he and Bernie Wrightson, one of the most creative and esteemed horror artists around, collaborated on.

Men's and women's styles are printed on soft black cotton T-shirts.

target="PopUp">DARK HORSE: TWENTY YEARS OF COMICS

MIKE RICHARDSON (W), FRANK MILLER (W), PAUL CHADWICK (W), MIKE MIGNOLA (A), ARTHUR ADAMS (A), ERIC POWELL (A), and more

On sale Mar 19

FC, 448 pages

$24.95

HC, 7"x10"

Over the course of its two-decade publishing history, Dark Horse has blazed a trail through the comics industry, setting the precedent for creative freedom and creator rights while consistently delivering the most daring and cutting-edge graphic storytelling. To commemorate the milestone, we take a look back at the writers, artists, and characters that have made Dark Horse the international publishing presence it has become, and a look ahead at the up-and-coming talents that will influence generations to follow. Dark Horse Comics, twenty years down and we're only getting started!

Dark Horse: Twenty Years of Comics is a hardcover anthology showcasing the highlights from the publisher's first two decades. Featuring excerpts from over forty stories, including Sin City, Black Cross, Concrete, and Hellboy, the book focuses on the work of comics luminaries such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Adam Hughes, Joe Kubert, Will Eisner, Joss Whedon, Eric Powell, and more.

• A one-of-a-kind collection featuring the industry's top writers and artists!

target="PopUp">THE DEADLANDER #4 (of 4)

KEVIN FERRARA (W/A)

On sale Jan 16

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

The multi-talented Kevin Ferrara saves the best for last in The Deadlander #4!

The plan is set! The cavalry, the witch, and the Deadlander are on a collision course! But nothing is ever easy for our undead six-gunner. And the witch has a plan of her own-to salvage the Crown of Souls and trade it for her own god-like immortality. With a surprise hallucinogenic encounter with the undead to end things up, this one is as awesomely weird as it gets!

A rocking final installment of the The Deadlander in the best Wrightson and Frazetta tradition!

target="PopUp">EMPOWERED VOLUME 3

ADAM WARREN (W/A)

On sale Mar 12

b&w, 208 pages

$14.95

TPB, 6" x 9"

As if life as an often-struggling superheroine weren't already hard enough, now costumed crimefighter "Empowered" discovers that another female superhero is ripping off her distress-prone persona-and cashing in, big-time! Even worse, her relationship with live-in boyfriend (and semi-reformed Witless Minion) Thugboy has run afoul of an extremely literal set of "power issues" ! Worse yet, a singularly bloodthirsty and ruthless ninja clan is gunning-no, make that shurikening-for Emp's best friend and karaoke partner, Ninjette! Can our unlucky but still plucky heroine prevail over all these obstacles as well as the further threats posed by foreign fanfiction outrages, her own supersuit's attempts to manipulate her self-esteem, and the revelation of (gasp!) her real name?

• "Empowered just may be the best graphic novel I've read all year."

-Devon Sanders, Rack Raids

• Shrink-wrapped to guard impressionable young minds from the awesome naughtiness within! For mature Readers.

target="PopUp">THE EVIL DEAD #1 (of 4)

MARK VERHEIDEN (W) and JOHN BOLTON (A)

On sale Jan 2

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

"We're gonna get you! We're gonna get you!"

Writer Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, My Name Is Bruce) and illustrator John Bolton (God Save the Queen, Harlequin Valentine) present an exciting EXPANSION on the classic horror film that introduced us to the powerful Book of the Dead, the relentlessly violent deadites, and Ash-one resilient, blood-stained survivor. Now an iconic horror hero, relive Ash's first visit to the cabin that brought him face to face with the delectably deranged deadites who possessed his girlfriend and friends . . . and turned "the perfect place to get laid" into a house of fear and fury. Return to the original nonstop gore-fest and experience the thrills, gags, and gagging anew, with unexpected new directions, additional scenes, and Bolton's jaw-dropping new paintings.

This is a four-issue, fully authorized celebration of the original Evil Dead film that started Raimi and Campbell down their paths of gory glory, brought to you by Dark Horse's Verheiden/Bolton storytelling dream team!

The ultimate illustrated experience in grueling terror!

target="PopUp">FEAR AGENT: HATCHET JOB #3 (of 5)

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

On sale Jan 30

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

While investigating the fate of Charlotte and her crew Heath follows a series of clues that leave him stranded on a haunted planet surrounded by soul eating ghouls. When a terrible plot by a traitor in their midst is uncovered Heath and Char must find a way off the ghost world to warn the remaining human population of the danger.

Beware the ghouls of a planet haunted!

target="PopUp">THE GOON #21

ERIC POWELL (W/A)

On sale Jan 9

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

The Priest's madness and use of forbidden magic has finally drawn the attention of his unearthly kin. When a powerful member of the Priest's race appears to investigate the disturbances, he discovers more than he bargained for. And he's prepared to turn the town on it's ear to exploit what he finds.

• In January, DHP/MySpace will feature an all-Goon installment featuring a host of creators, plus look for Fancy Pants Volume 2!

• The Goon goes monthly!

2008 marks the year of The Goon!

target="PopUp">GRENDEL: BEHOLD THE DEVIL #3 (of 8)

MATT WAGNER (W/A)

On sale Jan 16

b&w w/red, 24 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

Hunter Rose and the mysterious wolf Argent clash in bloody combat high above the streets of New York! A previously secret chapter in the life of the original Grendel unfolds courtesy of writer and artist Matt Wagner!

Pursued by a presence he cannot pinpoint or define, the usually confident assassin and criminal mastermind Hunter Rose becomes increasingly uncomfortable in his own skin. Even a walk in Central Park with his adopted daughter Stacy does little to calm his frazzled mind. When an unexpected confrontation with his nemesis Argent reveals it isn't the wolf who's troubling him, Grendel must ask-who is haunting Hunter Rose?

• Matt Wagner writes and draws Grendel for the first time in twelve years!

target="PopUp">HARVEY CLASSICS LIBRARY VOL. 3: HOT STUFF

LESLIE CABARGA (editor and designer) and JERRY BECK (introduction)

On sale Mar 12

FC & b&w, 480 pages

$19.95

TPB, 7" x 10"

Who's the hot-headed little devil with a tail as pointed as his personality? It's Hot Stuff! This adorably mischievous imp has delighted comics fans since the 1950s, and now Dark Horse is proud to present a new collection of over 100 of the funniest (and hottest!) classic Harvey Comics cartoons featuring Hot Stuff and his pals. Harvey Comics Classics Volume 3: Hot Stuff brings back the beautifully imaginative artwork, inspired humor, and long-out-of-print stories featuring the adventures of the sprightly little demon, his pals the Devil Kids, Stumbo the Giant and other timeless favorites.

• Harvey Classics Library volumes 1 and 2 Casper and Richie Rich were both immediate best-sellers!

target="PopUp">JIM SILKE BETTIE PAGE PORTFOLIO

On sale Feb 13

Contains six 13 1/2"x 10 3/8" color prints in folder

Also contains six black & white plates with sketch art and a commentary

$19.99

One of glamour art's most gifted illustrators, Jim Silke presents a series of beautiful, painted images of his best-known inspiration, the incomparable Bettie Page. Originally created for Bettie Page Rules, this suite includes previously unpublished pencil studies as well as the finished color pieces. Dark Horse is proud to continue our series of portfolios with this set of charming and provocative renditions of the queen of the pinups.

This set of full-color pictures are text free and suitable for framing. The back of the folder pictures all the interior images, so they can be viewed in the store without having to open the package.

target="PopUp">JUDGE DREDD: JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIEN STATUE

On sale Mar 28

11.5" tall, fully painted

Includes certificate of authenticity and is limited to

1,000 numbered pieces worldwide

$250.00

In a battle that brought Mega-City One to its knees, Judge Dredd, the gritty hero of Britain's award-winning anthology 2000 AD, faced off against Fox Film's Alien in one of the most memorable comic book crossover stories of all time.

First 4 Figures and Dark Horse Comics are proud to present a truly unique sculptural treatment inspired by this masterpiece. Rife with special features, this limited-edition piece is the perfect collectible.

The otherworldly skull of the alien is visible through a blackened translucent surface, a hidden lighting element in the base creates an otherworldly glow that seems to pulsate with evil, and Alien eggs surround the base, with unusual resins used to create a viscous pool within these pods, as face-huggers slowly emerge.

target="PopUp">KOTOBUKIYA YODA VS. PALPATINE SOFT VINYL MODEL KIT

On sale Mar 12

15 inches wide and 11inch tall (1/7 scale)

$175.00

From Episode III Revenge of the Sith, relive the epic battle between the respective masters of the Jedi and the Sith! With Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, ultimately revealed as the manipulative Darth Sidious, Grand Master of the Jedi Order, Yoda sets out to find Palpatine within the Senate chamber and eliminate him.

This gigantic ARTFX Statue measures over 15 inches long, and almost 11 inches tall (1/7th scale), with both of the figures being independent of the base, allowing you to position the characters as you like within the Senate diorama base. The Force Lightning is cast in a dynamic, translucent material, and is also removable (via optional hands) for a variety of posing options. Spectacularly detailed, from the wrinkles on the future Emperor's face, to the texture pattern on Yoda's robe, this piece stands as a fitting monument to two of the most powerful wielders of the Force.

With its large scale and impeccable paint applications, this ARTFX Statue is a snap-fit kit that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill. Without question, Kotobukiya's ARTFX Series has proven to produce some of the best Star Wars collectibles in the galaxy.

target="PopUp">LANKHMAR BOOK 5: THE SWORDS OF LANKHMAR

FRITZ LEIBER (W)

On sale Mar 12

SC, 256 pages

$12.95

Novel, 5 1/4" x 8"

A plague of rats overrun Lankhmar, the capitol city and glittering gem of the land of Nehwon. Commissioned to guard a ship of grain from the cursed rodents, brothers-in-arms Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser soon discover the plague has progressed to a fatal point. Mustering the strength of sorcery, they descend into the depths of Lankhmar and rise to battle in order to save the soul of the ill-fated city.

• Original fans of Leiber, and new fans of the continuing Lankhmar series, will want the next installment of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser's adventures.

• Any reader who loved the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia series of novels and movies will love these.

target="PopUp">LENORE PVC SET #2

On sale Apr 9

Containing three figures, approx. 4" tall in a full color window box

$19.99

Ooh, scary!! Taxidermy in his chair, looming, staring at us with those empty haunted eyes. And, eek! The Spam Witch on her broom with cat and dog in tow. Creeeepy! Ah, thank goodness, here comes Lenore in her cute little bunny suit. But, what's this? Aiieeee! She's got a knife! And a mallet! And she's ready for battle! Help us all!!

Based on original art from Roman Dirge, with his full involvement and approval, the latest Lenore PVC set is sure to charm you.

target="PopUp">LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE IRON PROMETHEUS #5 (of 5)

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

On sale Jan 2

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

The Lobster returns for the gripping conclusion to The Iron Prometheus, where he battles a fearsome criminal mastermind and Nazis on the Jersey Shore, in an attempt to waylay a mysterious prophecy.

Mike Mignola and artist Jason Armstrong (Ferro City, The Sensational Spiderman) delve into the life and times of Lobster Johnson-of Helboy and B.P.R.D fame-in this noir-adventure that pits The Lobster against human thugs and other worldly creatures alike.

"This is pure pulp action-adventure fun. It's like Indiana Jones meets The Rocketeer meets the Shadow meets Doc Savage." -Dave Paggi, Wizard Magazine

"This is Mike Mignola with the blinders off: Lobster Johnson has all the action and nostalgia that makes Hellboy fun, distilled into one glorious book." -Geoff Hoppe, Comic Book Bin

target="PopUp">MPD-PSYCHO VOLUME 4

EIJI OTSUKA (W) and SHO-U TAJIMA (A)

On sale Mar 5

B&w, 184 pages

$10.95

TPB, 5" x 7"

Feeling the weight of personal and professional rejection, stylish one-eyed reporter Toguchi embraces his dark side. The horrors he's both documented and participated in haunt him also, and a "perfect storm" of frustration and anger builds until he resolves to pull off a violent "performance art show" in order to get the widespread attention he feels he deserves. Unfortunately, this involves killing a lot of people, transforming the happy-go-lucky guerrilla journalist into a modern monster. Crazed Toguchi also makes some sensitive information public, enraging Zenitsu, another unbalanced villain with a knack for murder and a resistance to pain. Kazuhiko Amamiya arrives at the scene a little too late, but Amamiya-our favorite multiple personality detective-feels that there's some hope yet, and he risks his life to negotiate with Toguchi.

• Eiji Otsuka is also the author of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service.

• Each volume comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.

target="PopUp">MY NAME IS BRUCE

MILTON FREEWATER, JR. (W), CLIFF RICHARDS (A), and BART SEARS (Cover)

Available now

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

One-shot

Bruce Campbell . . . Man. Hero. Legend. There isn't a challenge that Bruce can't face and conquer. Which is why he was kidnapped and brought to the town of Gold Lick to help defeat a Chinese demon by the name of Guan-Di. Unfortunately Bruce doesn't know that he's not just in another monster movie-Guan-Di is REAL! Now Bruce Campbell is in for the fight of his life!

Don't miss out on this one-shot companion to the smash-hit indy film My Name is Bruce staring the one and only BRUCE CAMPBELL!

Based on the upcoming film My Name is Bruce!

MYSPACE DARK HORSE PRESENTS #4

RICK REMENDER (W), HADEN BLACKMAN (W), PETER BAGGE (W), BRODIE BROCKIE (W), KIERON DWYER (A), CARY NORD (A), PETER BAGGE (A), and KATIE COOK (A)

Dark Horse Comics makes history with free online monthly comics from the best creators in the business via MySpace Dark Horse Presents. Issue #4 goes live November 7th. Featured in this latest issue is the compelling conclusion to Rick Remender's two-part Fear Agent story, the first chapter of a grisly four-color romp by North American Field Guide to Monsters scribe Haden Blackman and Conan artist Cary Nord, and a two-page adventure from indie supergenius Peter Bagge.

Each month a newcomer to the comics industry, a previously unpublished writer or artist, will debut on MySpace DHP. Issue #4 teams a new writer and artist on an original tale of mystery and magic in "Tricks of the Trade."

MySpace Dark Horse Presents #1 launched July 27, introducing readers to Joss Whedon's Sugarshock. The free online anthology will provide fresh content the first Wednesday of every month, with stories archived so that it's never too late to join in and catch up. To find out more, check out: www.myspace.com/darkhorsepresents

Featured writers and artists in MySpace Dark Horse Presents issues #1-3:

Joss Whedon

Fbio Moon

Ron Marz

Luke Ross

Rick Geary

Gerard Way

Gabriel B

Tony Millionaire

Adam Gallardo

Nria Peris

Ezra Claytan Daniels

Chris Grine

Rick Remender

Kieron Dwyer

Steve Niles

Brian Churilla

target="PopUp">THE SCREAM #3 (of 4)

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

On sale 23

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

The horrifying creature manifested by Danny's terror and desperation might've successfully scared the bejeezus out of the bank robbers holding him hostage, but it also panicked the police and Danny's fellow hostages. Now eyewitness and ace reporter Sian Ferguson is in hot pursuit, determined to get to the bottom of this phenomenal story . . . and hopefully net a Pulitzer in the process.

If only Danny wasn't trying to keep a low profile and evade the nutters from Belle Foux . . . !

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

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target="PopUp">SERENITY LUNCH BOXES

On sale Mar 12

Serenity Lunch Box

$14.99

Fruity Oaty Bar Lunch Box

$14.99

In examining the rich and cohesive world of Serenity, we've designed two special lunch boxes. With the Serenity logo in brilliant litho-printed color on one side, and the ship herself on the other, bordered by the exotic intergalactic currency created for the film, this makes a striking lunch box for any Serenity fan to tote around.

Serenity fans everywhere will be able to recognize each other when carrying the cute and colorful lunch box bearing the iconic images from the "Fruity Oaty Bar" commercial. If you know Fruity Oaty Bar, you know your Serenity! This attractive lunch box is an insider's dream come true. Wow!

target="PopUp">SPEAK OF THE DEVIL #4 (of 6)

GILBERT HERNANDEZ (W/A)

On sale Jan 30

b&w, 24 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

High school gymnastics star Val joins her boyfriend Paul and his mistress Linda, who happens to be Val's step-mother, on a crusade to rid the planet of the particulars that make life miserable! It's a dark, revealing, ultra-violent turn in a story that is already too, too twisted!

target="PopUp">STAR WARS: EPISODE V-THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK PHOTO COMIC

On sale Mar 26

FC, 96 pages

$9.95

TPB, 5" x 7 1/2"

The greatest adventure in the galaxy comes to life in this manga-sized adaptation of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, composed of frames taken directly from the movie!

Han Solo braves the icy wastes of Hoth to save his friend, Luke Skywalker crashes into the swamps of Dagobah in search of the last Jedi Master, and Princess Leia falls into the hands of Darth Vader amidst the clouds of Bespin in this legendary tale!

The battle between the cruel Galactic Empire and the ragtag Rebel Alliance reaches its highest pitch yet in this amazing pocket-sized photo comic!

target="PopUp">STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #25-VECTOR part 1

JOHN JACKSON MILLER (W), SCOTT HEPBURN (P), MICHAEL ATIYEH (C), and TRAVIS CHAREST (Cover)

On sale Jan 30

FC, 40 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

A yearlong event with repercussions for every era and every hero in the Star Wars galaxy begins here!

When a terrible vision reaching more than four thousand years into the future alerts the secret Jedi Covenant to the importance of Taris, they activate an operative already on this planet overrun by Mandalorians. There, in the deadly Undercity, she will encounter a monstrous threat, an ancient legend, and Zayne Carrick, the Padawan accused of killing his fellow students!

For anyone who never knew where to start with Star Wars comics, "Vector" is the perfect introduction to the entire Star Wars line! For any serious Star Wars fan, "Vector" is the must-see event of 2008, with major happenings throughout the most important moments of the galaxy's history!

target="PopUp">STAR WARS LEGACY #20

JOHN OSTRANDER (W), TBD (P), BRAD ANDERSON (C), and DOUGLAS WHEATLY (Cover)

On sale Jan 16

FC, 40 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

A new two-part story begins as one of the Sith's most wily opponents risks everything to gain ground against the Empire!

For seven years, outlaw Admiral Gar Stazi has led the remains of the Galactic Alliance in hit-and-run operations against the Sith-led Empire. When word reaches him of a nearly completed, top-secret Imperial construction, he gambles his entire fleet to seize the project and turn the tide of war against the Sith!

Last Stand of the Galactic Alliance!

target="PopUp">THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: APOCALYPSE SUITE #5 (of 6)

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

On sale Jan 16

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

After an unexpected visitor trashes the The Umbrella Academy mansion, 00.05 uncovers Hargreeves's monocle and perhaps the key to saving the world!


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

• Covers by Eisner Award-winning painter James Jean.

• Interior art by Eisner nominee Gabriel B, recently featured on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 list.

• "An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb ofwit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last . . . "

-Grant Morrison

From Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance!

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target="PopUp">THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY T-SHIRTS AND BUTTON 4-PACK

On sale Nov 28

Button 4-Pack

Includes The Kraken's logo, The Rumor's Emblem, the Umbrella, and the Sparrow

$5.99

The Umbrella Academy logo T-shirts

Women's

M-XL

$29.99

Men's

M-XXL

$29.99

Dark Horse is extremely enthusiastic about our new comic series, The Umbrella Academy, conceived and written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, with interior art by Eisner Award-nominated artist Gabriel B.

The latest products from the world of The Umbrella Academy are men's and women's t-shirts and a four-pack of buttons. The buttons are as follows: The Kraken's logo, The Rumor's emblem, the Umbrella, and the Sparrow. Each button is one inch in diameter and comes pinned to a backing card in a polybag, which hangs for display.

The T-shirt is the black and white umbrella logo on a soft black cotton T-shirt, available in men's and women's styles.

target="PopUp">USAGI YOJIMBO #109

STAN SAKAI (W/A)

On sale Jan 30

b&w, 24 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

The gripping "Sparrows" saga comes to its surprising conclusion as Usagi, Gen, Stray Dog, and Sanshobo find themselves trapped in a small temple surrounded by bounty hunters!

These hunters are after one thing-Boss Bakuchi's reward for his son's killer: Inazuma. Yet Usagi and his companions cannot turn the swordswoman over to the mob while she is still possessed by Jei the Black Soul. Sanshobo must exorcise the demon, but where will it go when it leaves Inazuma? And what does the mysterious samurai Isamu have to do with all this? Find out Isamu's true identity and the fate of Inazuma, this month in Usagi Yojimbo!

2007 Harvey Award winner!

target="PopUp">VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOLUME. 10: DARK NOCTURNE

HIDEYUKI KIKUCHI (W) and YOSHITAKA AMANO (A)

On sale Mar 26

B&w, 224 pages

$8.95

Novel, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"

In the title story, "Dark Nocturne", D is hired to unlock the secret of a siren's song that is drawing men in their twenties to their deaths in the hills outside Anise Village. In "Notes on Imagined Autumn" D finds himself caught between two lovers during a ritualistic sacrifice in the village of Shirley's Door, but if D can't stop the sacrifice will all in the village be doomed? And in "Legend of the War Demons" two living weapons, genetically engineered creatures who are the last remnants of a war waged hundreds of years in the past, find that battle is not so easily forgotten. It's up to D to stop their unending conflict before it consumes the present as it did the past.

• Popularity in the Vampire Hunter D character is at an all-time high, with a hit manga as well as new merchandise including statues and figurines planned for release throughout 2008.

target="PopUp">ZERO KILLER #4 (of 6)

ARVID NELSON (W), MATT CAMP (A), and DAVE STEWART (C)

On sale Jan 23

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

Thirty-four years after a massive nuclear war, New York City is almost entirely submerged in caustic water and dominated by brutal gangs who live in a semi-feudal society in New York's battered skyscrapers. Zero is a "trash man," hunting down renegade gang members while he dreams of escaping across the seas to the now-mythical continent of Africa, a supposedly flourishing land untouched by nuclear fires. In this issue, a guerrilla strike throws JOCOM's plans into a tailspin, and a mysterious metal briefcase goes missing. Agents of a powerful African prince have hired Zero to track down JOCOM's precious case, and Zero sets out for the most dangerous part of the city, hoping to see his greatest dream realized. "Li'l Rascals," the latest Zero Killer episode, promises intense action, bizarre new characters, the contents of the mysterious case . . . and a psychopathic gang of post-apocalyptic tiny tots!

"Arvid Nelson's post-apocalyptic series Zero Killer suggests something as complicated and personality-driven as Give Me Liberty in its prime . . . Matt Camp's finely detailed art and Nelson's ear for simple, punchy dialogue and characterization make for solid hooks."

-The Onion's A.V. Club

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