Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for product shipping October, 2001

Thu, July 12th, 2001 at 12:00am PDT

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Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for product shipping October, 2001
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Jonah Weiland - 10:49 PST

Official Press Release

3x3 EYES: FLIGHT OF THE DEMON TP
by YUZO TAKADA, produced by STUDIO PROTEUS

The collected editions of the manga horror/action epic finally continue! From a hidden world in the Tibetan highlands comes Pai, a strange and beautiful girl with a difference: three eyes and three hundred birthdays behind her! Sent to Tokyo by a dying anthropologist, Pai must find his son, Yakumo, to help her in her quest... to become human! But when Pai merges Yakumo's soul with that of her immortal supernatural familiar to save his life, the urgency of their mission becomes even greater as Yakumo fights to reclaim his own humanity. Pai and Yakumo discover the existence of a statue that may help end their quest, but to obtain it they'll have to take on the dwellers in the dark, who need the statue to revive a dread demonic lord and bring about an inhuman kingdom of immortal evil!

FOR MATURE READERS
On sale November 7
SC, 208pg, b&w . . . $16.95

ANCIENT JOE #1 (of 3)
created, written, & illustrated by C. SCOTT MORSE

From the abysmal depths of both time and the ocean arises Ancient Joe. Is he a myth? A crazy man? An eternal warrior? Chances are he's all three, but there are a few things we know for sure: he's an impeccable barroom brawler, having bested Ernest Hemingway and many more on various rum-soaked floors; he's a ceaseless lover, following his departed wife into the pits of hell to retrieve her soul; and he's a friend to the local Cubans, who can't tell if he's a god or a man, but don't seem to mind either way. Creator C. Scott Morse (Soulwind, Volcanic Revolver) wraps charm and courage around this Popeye-bodied, tribal-masked, timeless character, and lets the stories roll out like a Havana breeze. Ancient Joe first appeared, to much acclaim, in last year's Dark Horse Maverick anthology, and this new series leaves no doubt as to Morse's ability to transform words and drawings into classic illustrated tales. Features hand-painted covers and lotsa spice o' life.

Ancient Joe made his first appearances, to much acclain, in Scatterbrain and last year's Dark Horse Maverick anthology, and this new series leaves no doubt as to Morse's ability to transform words and drawings into classic illustrated tales. Although still a young talent in the comics field, Scott Morse has already garnered several Eisner Award nominations, most notably for his stirring epic Soulwind.

(Dark Horse Maverick title)
On sale October 31
b&w, 24pg (1 of 3) . . . $2.99

ANGEL #2 (of 4)
by JOSS WHEDON, MEL RUBI, and CHRIS DREIER; cover by MEL RUBI

The search for Angel continues as L.A.'s resident vampire with a soul throws down with a walking volcano. Can Angel survive the molten menace long enough to unravel who's behind the bizarre series of attacks? Will Wesley, Cordelia, and Gunn arrive to find Angel, or his ashes? All this plus a fistful of clues, an armor-clad assailant, and a mysterious evil mastermind. This intense, action-packed, new Angel thriller is written by none other than series creator Joss Whedon. Penciller Mel Rubi (Witchblade / Aliens / Darkness / Predator: Mindhunter) brings some of the strangest and most horrific creatures ever conceived to life for this four-part Angel event.

On sale October 10
FC, 32pg (2 of 4) (Rubi cover) . . . $2.99
FC, 32pg (2 of 4) (Photo cover) . . . $2.99

BIRD: THE TATTOO
by Carlos Trillo and Juan Bobillo

Jobeth Nightengale Bensen, a beautiful young heiress, has been locked in a brutal asylum by her brother, who wants the family fortune for himself. Brutalized and addicted to drugs as part of her "treatment," Jobeth nonetheless counts the minutes for her chance to escape. When the opportunity comes at last, she flees to New York City, hiding among the lost and forgotten, just another apparent homeless lunatic. On the run from her brother, she reinvents herself by concealing her identity under the name of Bird and drastically changing her appearance, one which catches the eye of the fashion world. Her dramatic look catapults Bird into the dazzling world of the supermodel, but with her face on the covers of magazines, this Bird will not be able to fly for long! Written by Carlos Trillo (Cybersix, Video Noire) and painted by artist Juan Bobillo, Bird: The Tattoo is a tale of greed, beauty, and madness, another essential Venture graphic album, published in a stunning oversized edition in collaboration with Strip Art Features, and available for the first time in an English-language edition!

On sale November 14
HC, 48pg, FC, 9" x 12" . . . $14.95

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL #61: SECRETS part 4 (of 4)
by HIROAKI SAMURA; produced by STUDIO PROTEUS

It could be any peaceful morning in Edo. The beautiful Hyakurin's taking care of her hair in the bath; her assistant Shinriji's trying to sneak a peek. But this isn't a casual visit the pair is preparing for. They're off to see Master Sori the painter and his special houseguest - the horribly mutilated immortal samurai, Manji. So far, he hasn't regained consciousness. But will Hyakurin be ready for his first words when he does?

FOR MATURE READERS
On sale October 10
b&w, 32pg (4 of 4) . . . $2.99

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #38: FALSE MEMORIES part 4 (of 4)
by TOM FASSBENDER, JIM PASCOE, CLIFF RICHARDS, and JOE PIMENTEL; cover by CLIFF RICHARDS

This October, things just get creepier in this super-spooky Halloween fang-fest. Buffy and the Scooby gang face off against the cadre of crazed, bloodsucking Buddhist monks who hold Dawn captive. The monks know the truth about Buffy's "little sister." When the truth is revealed, can Buffy handle it? This issue brings you the big showdown between Buffy and the invulnerable Vampire Slayer Vampire. You want blood? You got it! This issue concludes the "False Memories" story arc scripted by Tom Fassbender and Jim Pascoe, with art by Cliff Richards and Joe Pimentel.

On sale October 31
FC, 32pg (4 of 4) (Richards cover) . . . $2.99
FC, 32pg (4 of 4) (Photo cover) . . . $2.99

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: TALES OF THE SLAYER TP
by JOSS WHEDON, TIM SALE, GENE COLAN, P. CRAIG RUSSELL, and others

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the latest in a long tradition of young women who've been trained to give their lives in the war against vampires. We've gotten glimpses of these other women over the years on T.V., in comics, and in books. Now for the first time, the writers from the television series, including the show's creator, Joss Whedon, and one of its stars, Amber "Tara" Benson, present the tales of these girls, with the help of comics' greatest artists. Gene Colan, co-creator of Marvel's Blade and Tomb of Dracula, returns to Dark Horse for the story of a young girl in 1970s New York, battling vampires. Tim Sale, artist of recent epics Batman: The Long Halloween and Superman for All Seasons teams with Joss Whedon for a grim tale of a medieval slayer. American comics legend P. Craig Russell (Dr. Strange, The Ring of the Nibelung) and international rising star Mira Friedmann (Actus Tragicus) also join the stellar lineup.

What could be more cool than a look into the history of the Slayers, by the TV show's writers themselves? These writers took to comics like fish to water--you can read the novels, you can read the reference books, but Dark Horse is the only place outside the TV series itself where you can see Buffy's world expanded on by Joss and the writers he works with every day. And where else can you see such a diverse array of legendary and award-winning artists? This one kinda has it all.

On sale November 14
SC, 96pg, FC . . . $14.95

CLASSIC COMIC CHARACTERS #25: ALBERT STATUE

Perhaps the only Alligator known to smoke cigars, and most certainly the biggest perpetrator of misadventures in Okefenokee Swamp, Albert was never much of a wall flower. His vainglorious personality was the perfect counterpoint to the gentle, philosophic Pogo in Walt's Kelly's well-loved comic strip Pogo. He is truly a classic comic character and we are pleased to bring you this statue. Sculpted at Yoe! Studios. This piece is limited to only 600 numbered copies, so allocation may occur.

On sale December 5
5" tall, packaged in full-color tin box w/certificate, pinback button, and info booklet. Limited to only 600 numbered copies . . . $49.95

DARK HORSE EXTRA #40
Gather 'round little ghosts and goblins for a spook-tacular Dark Horse Extra! What could be more frightening than a man who's had too much coffee? Check out our Too Much Coffee Man poster previewing the upcoming collection. Jump into the haunting adventures of Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, SpyBoy, and Ancient Joe! Plus, get the dish on every upcoming Dark Horse October title and the latest news from www.darkhorse.com. Don't get tricked by missing out on this treat - pick up the October Dark Horse Extra!

On sale October 3
FC, 4pg, 14-3/4" x 21-1/2" folded to 14-3/4" x 10-3/4" . . . PI

DHORSE DELUXE T-SHIRTS

BETTIE PAGE TEES

Dark Horse continues to revolutionize the fashion industry with our ever-expanding line of tee shirts! Dark Horse Deluxe now features the timeless beauty of pinup queen Bettie Page. These classic images by photographer Bunny Yeager have been infused with rich color and are available in a variety of fun fashion styles. Get Bettie!

On sale October 24

Bettie x3/Plain Tee/Indigo/Adult
M-XL - $17.99
XXL - $19.99

Bettie x3/Ringer Tee/White w/Black/Adult
M-XL - $17.99
XXL - $19.99

CHARLES ATLAS TEES

Now you can wear The World's Most Perfectly Developed Man! Wear Charles Atlas to the gym and get ripped! Wear him to the beach and watch the bullies run! Perform incredible feats of manly strength in high fashion! Dark Horse Deluxe has reached deep into the official Charles Atlas art and photo archives to bring you The World's Most Perfectly Developed Set of Tee Shirts.

On sale October 24

Charles posing w/logo/Babydoll/Blue/S-L - $17.99

Charles head shot/Ringer Tee/White w/Black/Adult
M-XL - $17.99
XXL - $19.99

World's Most Perfectly Developed Man/Plain Tee/Athletic Grey/Adult
M-XL - $17.99
XXL - $19.99

In leopard shorts/Muscle Tee/White/Adult
S-L - $17.99

FUTURAMA PAPER DOLL BOOK

Calling all slaves to fashion! The Futurama Paper Doll Book is finally here, and it's bustin' at the seams with haute 30th Century couture! Put Leela in a sassy spacesuit, or Amy in a hot micro mini. You'll have fun dressing - and undressing - your favorite Futurama glama queens! Outfits galore and hours of fabulous fun, for the supermodel inside us all!

On sale December 5
Futurama Paper Doll Book . . . $5.99

GRENDEL: THE DEVIL INSIDE #2 (of 3)
created & written by MATT WAGNER, illustrated by BERNIE MIREAULT

The spirit of Grendel grips the brain with violent, insane fingers and never lets go. Its latest victim, Brian Li Sung, was once a lover of Hunter Rose's granddaughter, Christine Spar. Like a viral infection, she passed the fierceness to Li Sung in the form of vengeful drive, one and the same that led Spar down the path of death. That path, paved with flagstones of vigilante murder, leads Li Sung further into his pit of Brooklyn despair. But can a visit from Regina turn him around? What about a visit from Inspector Wiggins? Yep, the tenacious, red-eyed officer just won't give up. And so, the conflict continues, as do Dark Horse's reprints of these classic Grendel stories. Featuring another great, new cover painting from creator Matt Wagner and more of the thrilling suspense that is Grendel.

(Dark Horse Maverick title)
On sale October 17
FC, 32 pg (2 of 3) . . . $2.99

GUNSMITH CATS SPECIAL
by KENICHI SONODA; produced by STUDIO PROTEUS

They're back! Superstar manga artist Kenichi Sonoda's most popular series returns for one last, special issue! Sexy bounty hunters Rally, Minnie-May, and Misty are back on the hunt for bail-jumping crooks on the lam. But when the trio goes after a young call girl caught with a carload of cocaine, things start getting funky fast. After a car full of thugs tries to gun them down on the street, Rally's target has a better idea: she'll gladly turn herself in - if Rally will be her bodyguard!

o Check out next month's Previews for the debut of Kenichi Sonoda's brand-new action-packed manga series, Exaxxion!

FOR MATURE READERS
On sale October 17
b&w, 32pg (one-shot) $2.99

HARLEQUIN VALENTINE HARDCOVER
created & written by NEIL GAIMAN, illustrated by JOHN BOLTON

In this modern hardcover retelling of a classic commedia dell' arte legend of tomfoolery and hopeless, fawning love, creators Neil Gaiman (Sandman) and John Bolton (Manbat) update the relation of Harlequin and Columbine. A buffoon burdened with a brimming heart, Harlequin chases his sensible, oblivious Columbine around the city streets, having given his heart freely. Consumed with love, the impulsive clown sees his heart dragged about town, with a charming surprise to bend the tale in a modern direction. Gaiman's writing is poetic and as heartfelt as the subject matter. Bolton's art, a combination of digitally enhanced photorealism and dynamic painting provides sensational depth with bright characters over fittingly muted backgrounds. Those who have spent Valentine's Day alone are aware that the cold February holiday can be hard to swallow. Gaiman and Bolton want you to know that all it takes is a steak knife, a fork, and a bottle of quality ketchup!

Contains an additional eight-page backup feature on the commedia dell' arte, written by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by John Bolton!

(Dark Horse Maverick title)
On sale November 21
FC, HC, 7"x10", 40pg . . . $10.95

JOSS WHEDON'S FRAY #4 (of 8)
by JOSS WHEDON, KARL MOLINE, and ANDY OWENS; cover by KARL MOLINE

Fray fends off an attack from the creep that killed her brother. Barely escaping with her life, she becomes determined to find the monster and stop him forever! But she's being hunted as well by a pack of blood-crazed vampires, and by the police led by her own sister. Fray discovers exactly what kind of creature is after her and it's not pretty!

Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, continues his blockbuster comics debut, having garnered acclaim from critics and fans for what's proving itself to be the comics event of 2001!

On sale October 3
FC, 32pg (4 of 8) . . . $2.99

LONE WOLF AND CUB VOL. 15: BROTHERS OF THE GRASS TP
by KAZUO KOIKE and GOSEKI KOJIMA; cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

The legendary saga of Lone Wolf and Cub passes the halfway mark with this stunning volume. Watch as Ogami Itto, the Lone Wolf, comes face-to-face with his arch-enemy, Yagyu Retsudo, in a tale of dark ambition and political intrigue. Witness the tragic tale of the Women of Sodeshi. Stalk alongside a deep-cover ninja as he chases his brother who has fled his station, while a group of shadow warriors prepare for a suicide mission to find a secret gold mine - guarded by the Lone Wolf! America's best-selling graphic novel series continues to gain legions of fans. Don't miss the largest volume of LW&C yet, for the same low price!

FOR MATURE READERS
On sale November 28
SC, 352pg, b&w, 4" x 6" . . . $9.95

LONE WOLF AND CUB OGAMI AND YAGYU ACTION FIGURES

Not only has Dark Horse been bringing you the Lone Wolf and Cub graphic novels, but we have been awarded the exclusive North American distribution of these outstanding 1/6 scale figures, which are being produced primarily for the Japanese market. We believe these to be some of the most spectacular figures ever produced!

On sale November 28

Ogami Figure - This is the main character of the saga. He comes complete with a detailed wheeled cart and Daigoro ("Cub") figure, cloth banner with calligraphy, costume accessories (sandals, hat, cloth costume, etc.), and all the swords and other samurai weapons we see in the story, and is highly articulated.This figure stands 12" tall.
Ogami Figure . . . $PI

Yagyu figure - This character is Ogami's adversary and started the events that led to Ogami's journey of revenge and redemption. This figure is similarly detailed, both in terms of its articulation and handcrafted fabric costume. It comes with cane, sandals, and detailed weaponry. This figure stands 12" tall.
Yagyu figure . . . $PI

Figures are wholesaled at a net price. Please inquire with your favorite retailer for retail price. Only 500 figures total have been produced for world distribution. Our allotment is only 200 figures, so allocation may occur.

o Dark Horse special - While supplies last! Each figure ordered on this initial solicitation will come with a previously unavailable hardcover, foil-stamped edition of Lone Wolf & Cub #1. Each copy also contains a bookplate featuring Lone Wolf & Cub and is personally autographed by creator Kazuo Koike.

OH MY GODDESS! PART XI #3: MYSTERY CHILD part 1 (of 8)
by KOSUKE FUJISHIMA; produced by STUDIO PROTEUS

It's not every day you get a call from the creator of the universe! But when the Almighty calls to summon Belldandy's goddess sisters, Urd and Skuld, back home to investigate a problem with the universe's time management program, it can only mean one thing: Keiichi's alone with Belldandy at last! But don't get your hopes up, buddy. Who's this little boy who just appeared out of nowhere in the garden? And why is he treating Belldandy like his long-lost lover?

On sale October 3
b&w, 32pg (1 of 8) . . . $2.99

OUTLAW 7 #3 (of 4)
by LOGAN LUBERA, KRIS FERIC, and CRAIG YEUNG; cover by LOGAN LUBERA

With Ricco Rosovich's mystery solved and Bayman Ford found, the new team of heroes rushes off in search of the manablade with Artemis' bounty hunters and Viggen's devilish troops hot on their heels. When Runecrusher vainly tries to defend Orchard City against the tech-witch and her demonic hordes and the reluctant Bayman gives in to the test of the sword's guardians, the evil Artemis Chill is finally free to coldly put his fiendish plans into action. Will Bayman be able to pass the test of the guardians? Will Artemis' bounty hunters even give him the chance to use the sword if he succeeds? Can the injured Runecrusher stop the next raising of the warhulks, even with Kade-one at his side? There's only one way to find out. Don't miss the next exciting episode of Outlaw 7!

On sale October 24
FC, 32pg (3 of 4) . . . $2.99

PLANET OF THE APES #2
by IAN EDGINTON, PACO MEDINA, JUAN VLASCO, and GUY MAJOR; cover by KILIAN PLUNKETT

Hunted by the implacable Commander Kharim, the rebels Esau, Seneca, and the legendary, aged a. pe warrior Attar head deep into the uncharted wilds where they find a besieged outpost of apes and humans, masters and servants, fighting side by side in a battle with a primal, ancient evil...one that reveals the dark side to the origins of ape and human alike.

On sale October 3
FC, 32pg (Plunkett cover) . . . $2.99
FC, 32pg (Photo cover) . . . $2.99

PLAYSET COLLECTOR VIDEO VOL. 5: THE TV PLAY SETS

The greatest toys from 1950's and 1960's TV! Here they are, some of the best vintage playsets ever made, coveted from collectors around the world! This video puts you in the sets! See all the rare character figures, accessories, and boxes for: "Gunsmoke", "Wagon Train", "Johnny Ringo", "Gallant Men", and much more. Also includes fabulous TV playsets like "The Untouchables", and "F-Troop". Then get a birds eye view on the opening of a mint in box Flintstones Playset. Volume five in the Playset Video Collector series runs 45 minutes and is hosted and produced by Rusty Kern.

"An absolute must have."- PFPC Magazine.

On sale October 3
Playset Collector Video Vol. 5: The TV Play Sets . . . $21.95

PLAYSET COLLECTOR VIDEO VOL. 6: RETURN TO GLEN DALE

A haunting, nostalgic, and evocative tour of the original Marx playset factory. You'll take a guided tour by the factory's former manager, see unpublished photos and sit in on an employee interview. With an eerie, original music score. For the serious collector. The sixth volume in the Playset Video Collector series runs 45 minutes and is hosted and produced by Rusty Kern.

On sale October 3
Playset Collector Video Vol. 6: Return to Glen Dale . . . $21.95

POP-OUT PEOPLE

Futurama! Simpsons!

Dark Horse continues its line of fun Pop-Out PeopleTM! Pop out each character, put 'em on their bases, and stand em up in front of cool scenery. Arrange these on your desk, dashboard, computer, bookshelf, or wherever you need some fun. Each element is printed on both sides in full color, and each set comes with its own custom 2-sided diorama. Collect 'em all.

On sale October 3

Bender joins The Church of Robotology, and strives to become a better robot, but his circuits can't resist temptation for long. He falls off the wagon and resumes his life of vice and debauchery, eventually winding up in Robot Hell. There he meets the Robot Devil, who plays a mean fiddle and has some nasty tortures in store for our hapless antihero.

Futurama #4: "Hell is Other Robots" episode
FC, pop-out characters . . .$2.99 (each)

In this creepy trilogy of terror, we are introduced for the first time to Kang and Kodos, those loveable aliens who are always trying to destroy Earth. Homer imagines himself as the narrator in Edgar Allen Poe's classic poem, "The Raven;" and the Simpsons nearly kill each other when they are possessed by the spirit of a haunted mansion.

Simpsons #4: "Treehouse of Horror" episode
FC, pop-out characters . . .$2.99 (each)

SCATTERBRAIN HARDCOVER COLLECTION
by MIKE MIGNOLA, CRAIG THOMPSON, KILIAN PLUNKETT, JIM WOODRING, SERGIO ARAGONS, EVAN DORKIN, STEVE PARKHOUSE, STEVE GUARNACCIA, GREG CLARKE, JAY STEPHENS, DAVE COOPER, & more; cover art by CRAIG THOMPSON

The American Illustration Award-winning anthology is now finally collected as a deluxe hardcover book! Here in the wild 'n' wacky pages of Scatterbrain is an assembly of comics and children's book talent like no other ever produced. This praised anthology features the monocular adventures of Steve Guarnaccia's award-winning Kid Cyclops, along with delightful tales from the honed, silly minds of Jim Woodring, Sergio Aragons, Steve Parkhouse, Killian Plunkett, Evan Dorkin, Jay (Jetcat) Stephens, Dave (Weasel) Cooper, and more. Plus, the whole jolly, head-spinning affair is headlined by "Abu Gung" from perennial award-winner Mike (Hellboy) Mignola, and lovingly wrapped in a new cover by Craig Thompson, along with comics and illustrations by this award-winning creator of Good-bye, Chunky Rice. Don't miss it! (Dark Horse Maverick title)

When you have a project featuring the work of genius talent such as Mike Mignola, Craig Thompson, Sergio Aragones, and Jim Woodring you don't need to trumpet it. Like Sock Monkey, Scatterbrain is at the forefront of "neo-innocence" comics that are enjoying a surge of popularity. These are auteur stories with edge, humor and resonance in a format that will lend distinction to your bookshelf.

On sale November 7
FC, HC, 9" x13", 128pg . . . $19.95

SERAPHIC FEATHER TP
by HIROYUKI UTATANE and YO MORIMOTO, produced by STUDIO PROTEUS

In the not-too-distant future, an intact alien starship has been discovered buried beneath the moon's surface, a vessel with awesome technology somehow connected to three powerful "Emblem Seeds" found on Earth. Sunao Oumi, a young man stuck on the moon and trying to work up the funds to return to Earth, takes an assignment to escort two visiting U.N. investigators and is drawn into a web of violence and intrigue as dark operatives try to purloin the Emblem Seeds the investigators have brought with them. But the investigators are more than they seem: Attim M-Zak, a beautiful and mysterious woman with deadly augmented abilities, and Kei, a starry-eyed dreamboat from Sunao's past...whose death brought Sunao to the moon in the first place!

FOR MATURE READERS
On sale November 28
SC, 232pg, b&w . . . $16.95

SOCK MONKEY: A CHILDREN'S BOOK TP
created, written, & illustrated by TONY MILLIONAIRE

Tony Millionaire's Eisner-winning, multi-Harvey-Award-nominated Sock Monkey returns in his first-ever full-length book! A mix of comics and illustrated text, this book tells the origin tale of Uncle Gabby the Sock Monkey and how he came to live with the little girl, Ann-Louise. Have you ever wondered why Sock Monkey seems so creepy and lovable at the same time? Well, here's the answer! From the darkest jungles of Borneo into the tall mansions of Massachussetts comes the woolen monkey, bringing nightmares and cuddly dreams to everyone he encounters. There are stories to be told of musty smells from sea chests in the attic, creaking stairs, and something in the solarium where the orchids grow under their dewy glass jars! "I have finally written the children's book I always wanted to find behind the walls of my grandmother's back staircase," says Millionaire. "Maybe it's a story I remembered, maybe I dreamed it, but whatever it was, it took place a long time ago."

Tony Millionaire is this year's recipient of an impressive half-dozen-plus Harvey and Eisner Award nominations for his nostalgia-edged, poignant, occasionally unsettling opus. His animated shorts have graced the airwaves as part of Saturday Night Live. This new book takes Sock Monkey even deeper into magical, wide-eyed places, It's a taut, inspired vision unlike just about anything else in comics.

(Dark Horse Maverick title)
On sale November 7
b&w, SC, 6" x 9", 80pg . . . $9.95

THE SOPRANOS(TM) COASTER SET

Dark Horse visits the world of the HBO(TM) hit series The Sopranos(TM) to bring you souvenirs from some of the finer venues in town! We've collected coasters from Satriale's Pork Store, The Bada Bing! Club, Beansies, and the Nuevo Vesuvio restaurant. Each of these 4 coasters are 1/8" thick cork, with full-color laminated tops, 4" square, and come in a color box.

On sale December 5
4 full-color coasters . . . $12.99

STAR WARS #35: DARKNESS part 4 (of 4)
by JOHN OSTRANDER, JAN DUURSEMA, and RAY KRYSSING; cover by JON FOSTER

Quinlan Vos is looking for his missing Padawan, Aayla. Unfortunately, she has fallen in with some bad company - namely a vampiric dark Jedi name Karkko. To make things worse they are all trapped on a lawless prison planet crawling with mutant vampire-like aliens. Quin's pal Villie has a plan to get them off the planet but it doesn't include rescuing Aayla. That's something that Quin won't consider. He must face off against Karkko and rescue his Padawan - or die trying. Make sure not to miss the conclusion of the thrilling Darkness story arc!

On sale October 24
FC, 32pg (4 of 4) . . . $2.99

STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #2 (of 4)
by RYDER WINDHAM, POP MHAN, and NORMAN LEE; cover by POP MHAN

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are on an escort mission, ensuring that a freighter does not become the next victim to the vicious pirate and slave trader Krayn. But it will take more than Jedi to keep Krayn from his prey. Anakin and Obi-Wan venture into Krayn's ship to keep him at bay. Anakin must fight his hatred of the slaver if he is to finish this mission, but the temptation to stop Krayn may prove to be too much for the young Padawan!

On sale October 10
FC, 32pg (2 of 4) . . . $2.99

STAR WARS: TAG & BINK ARE DEAD #1 (of 2)
by KEVIN RUBIO and LUCAS MARANGON; cover by LUCAS MARANGON

Tag Greenly and Bink Otauna are rebel officers fighting against Emperor Palpatine and his army - until one fateful day, aboard a freighter carrying Princess Leia and the stolen plans for the Death Star, their lives change forever. During an attack on the freighter, Tag and Bink choose life over death, and "borrow" the armor off a pair of deceased stormtroopers to avoid being killed. Their new disguises get them off the freighter alive and send them off on an adventure neither of them could have predicted! Tag & Bink Are Dead is written by Kevin Rubio (creator of the internet film sensation Troops and the hilarious short stories "A Death Star is Born" and "Force Fiction" from Star Wars Tales) and illustrated by the masterful Lucas Marangon.

On sale October 3
FC, 32pg (1 of 2) . . . $2.99

STAR WARS: TWILIGHT TP
by JOHN OSTRANDER, JAN DUURSEMA, and RICK MAGYAR; cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos has lost his memory. Not only must he fight to rediscover his past, he must also track down his Padawan, Aayla Secura, who has mysteriously disappeared. With only his lightsaber and a scheming Devaronian named Villie to help him, Quin must face off against deadly gamblers, false Jedi, corrupt officials, and the pull of the dark side if he is to survive! Twilight collects issues 19-22 of the ongoing Star Wars comics series and is Jedi Quinlan Vos' introduction to the Star Wars comics.

On sale November 28
SC, 96pg, FC . . . $12.95

SUPER MANGA BLAST! #17
by MOHIRO KITOH, MAKOTO KOBAYASHI, YUZO TAKADA, and HIROYUKI UTATANE & YO MORIMOTO; produced by STUDIO PROTEUS

Club 9: Country-girl Haruo finds her way through a maze of nightclubs to the door of Club 9, only to have to deal with the club's drama-queen owner, and the chance to meet her favorite cartoonist (and wait'll you see who it is)! Shadow Star: Shiina attends the funeral of her father's wingman, and her friend Akira is visited by a stranger asking about Shiina's shadow dragon! Seraphic Feather: The murderous Guardian has Sunao and Kei cornered, and even Sunao's psychic powers aren't enough to stop it. But when Kei's powers come to life the results are devastating! What's Michael?: The mysterious and hilarious antics of cats continue, as Michael the cat lives on the edge (literally)! 3x3 Eyes: Pai and Yakumo search China for clues to find Pai's homeland, and discover other people with similar goals.

o "It's five series for the price of two," SMB! is still one of the best deals in comics - check it out!

FOR MATURE READERS
On sale October 31
b&w, 128pg . . . $5.99

SUPERMAN/TARZAN: SONS OF THE JUNGLE #1 (of 3)
by CHUCK DIXON, CARLOS MEGLIA, and DAVE STEWART; cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

A tiny space-pod rocketing from a doomed, little-known world crash-lands in mysterious East Africa, interrupting a vicious mutiny off the jungle coast. Who would know that this single anomalous event would disrupt the known course of time and space and set the lives of two legendary heroes on very different paths. Orphaned Kal-El, last survivor of Krypton, is raised by apes to become the mighty Lord of the Jungle. John Greystoke, heir to fortune and privilege, becomes an adventuring wastrel draped in luxury, but not fulfillment. Now fate will draw them together in unexpected ways at the mythical lost city of Opar. Here each man will face great danger and discover his true destiny!

On sale October 17
FC, 32pg (1 of 3) . . . $2.99

Source: Dark Horse Comics

 
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