Dark Horse Solicitations, June 2009

Tue, March 10th, 2009 at 4:28pm PDT | Updated: March 10th, 2009 at 11:54pm

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Dark Horse has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping June, 2009. When you're through checking out these solicitations, be sure to visit CBR's Indie Comics Forum and discuss these Dark Horse releases with fellow readers.

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ADVENTURES OF THE MASK OMNIBUS

Michael Eury (W), Kilian Plunkett (A), Neil Vokes (A), Jay Geldhof (A), Dev Madan (A), Marc Campos (A), and Bruce Timm (Cover)

On sale Aug 5
FC, 392 pages
$24.95
TPB, 6" x 9"

Life in Edge City has always been tough for Stanley Ipkiss. He's as good-natured and decent as they come, but nice don't pay the bulldog or make points with the ladies. Stanley knows he's destined for greater things, but how to get there? Enter the Mask, an ancient artifact that imbues its wearer with the power to do just about anything one desires . . . especially if one desires zoot suits, pies, mallets, cartoon bug eyes, and a penchant for Latin song stylings! Stanley Ipkiss now has the world on a string, but in that world there are many of vastly lesser niceness than Stanley who desire the Mask's power for themselves.

Collects for the first time, the Mask comics stories based on the blockbuster film and animated TV series.

THE ART OF TONY MILLIONAIRE

Tony Millionaire (W/A)

On sale Aug 26
FC, 200 pages
$39.95
HC, 9" x 12"

Prepare to set sail on a drunken fever dream of dollies, apes, and exotic mysteries that, once seen, can never be unseen! The Art of Tony Millionaire collects illustrations, comics, stories, photographs, and anecdotes from the man once referred to as "Beefy McManus" by the late rock star "Rocky Stardomes". . . the one and only Tony Millionaire! Thrill to never-before-seen illustrations that have made women gasp and grown men gasp, too! Partake in the beautiful genius of the only cartoonist in the history of mankind to have won five Eisner Awards, three Harvey Awards, and an Ignatz! Stand in awe that a 200-page book by the creator of the Cartoon Network's Drinky Crow Show will cost you only $39.95! Now, finally, more than ever . . . The Art of Tony Millionaire.

Featuring an introduction by Elvis Costello!

"Millionaire's deft line drawings and soft colors are the perfect counterpoint to the bizarre workings of his mind." --Publishers Weekly

B.P.R.D.: WAR ON FROGS #3 (of 4)

Mike Mignola (Cover), John Arcudi (W), Karl Moline (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale June 10
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Fan-favorite Fray artist Karl Moline joins series writer John Arcudi and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola for a look through the eyes of a new recruit into the life of the B.P.R.D.'s resident firestarter, as Liz Sherman finds herself thrust from the sidelines to become the Bureau's super soldier in the frog war.

"[Moline] captures the small moments that so help define the characters."
-comicsbulletin.com

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: TALES OF THE VAMPIRES

Becky Cloonan (W), Vasilis Lolos (A), Dave Stewart (C), Jo Chen (Cover), and
Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (Cover)

On sale June 3
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
One-Shot

In a small town in Massachusetts, a young man named Jacob goes about his day as usual--wakes early, eats breakfast with his mom, and heads to school. He's a hard worker and a reliable friend to Alexia, an athletic and headstrong young woman. But at night Jacob likes to cut loose at the local arcade, where he's befriended a reckless gang of vampires who enjoy drinking his blood. Jacob craves the high and the easy escape from the monotony of his life that this "bloodletting" provides.
Enter the mysterious and sultry May, who can help Jacob leave those high-school days behind--that is, if Alexia doesn't stop her first.
From the 2008 Eisner winners of the graphic novel 5 and the creators of Pixu!

Features a cover by Jo Chen and an alternate cover from Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon!

CLASSIC UNCLE SCROOGE CHARACTERS #1: UNCLE SCROOGE

On sale July 1
Packaged in a special litho-printed full-color tin box with a vintage-style pin-back button and booklet
Limited edition of 950 numbered pieces
$49.95

Dark Horse is pleased to announce a new license with Disney. We're giving one of the comic-book medium's most revered casts of characters the Syroco-style treatment in a new series of statuettes based on Uncle Scrooge stories. First up is Uncle Scrooge.

THE CLEANERS #4 (of 4)

Mark Wheaton (W), Joshua Hale Fialkov (W), Rahsan Ekedahl (A), and John Graef (C)

On sale June 10
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Wheaton, Fialkov, and Ekedal bring their hit horror series The Cleaners to a cataclysmic and emotionally devastating conclusion with issue #4. After a series of bizarre events in his suburban LA neighborhood, young Henry Reardon was kidnapped from his home; the only clue left behind--the mutilated corpse of the family dog. Now Henry has become like his kidnapper--inhuman, to say the least. It's up to doctor-turned-trauma-cleaner Robert Bellarmine to find Henry and the monster that changed him before LA becomes the feeding grounds for not one but two blood-hungry murderers.

The stunning conclusion to this thrilling new series!

CONAN: THE FRAZETTA COVER SERIES #3

Kurt Busiek (W), Cary Nord (P), Michael Wm. Kaluta (P), Dave Stewart (C), and Frank Frazetta (Cover)

On sale June 17
FC, 48 pages
$5.99
Miniseries

Fed up with both civilization and mysticism, Conan travels to the infamous City of Thieves to take out his frustrations. When a bar fight uncovers the legend of the impregnable Tower of the Elephant, he becomes determined to rob it, setting out on a quest unlike any he's undertaken--one that will involve new comrades, horrifying creatures, and gruesome, unsettling fates for both gods and men.

Eisner Award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (Trinity, Astro City), Eisner Award-nominated artist Cary Nord (Secret Invasion: X-Men), the legendary Michael Wm. Kaluta, and Eisner Award-winning color artist Dave Stewart (The Umbrella Academy, Hellboy) chronicle a seminal adventure in Conan's life.

The legacy of Robert E. Howard thrives in this stunning take on a story that helped change fantasy fiction forever--with a Frank Frazetta cover that helped bring Conan to a new legion of fans in the 1960s!

Cover by legendary artist Frank Frazetta!

DOMO 2" MYSTERY FIGURE DESIGNER TOYS!

On sale July 15

Domo 2" Mystery Figure Counter Display
15 figures
$134.85

Dark Horse is teaming with Toy2R to bring Domo into our Qee program.

In this blind-box assortment, figures are sold in counter displays of fifteen. As a bonus we have added a "Build-a-Domo" feature. Each individual box will contain one Domo part (arm, leg, body, etc).

You can collect all six parts to create your very own transparent Domo! Each display case will feature enough parts to create two of these figures.

Chase figures are also being produced in addition to common figures. There will be a total of sixteen different versions with varied levels of scarcity.

EDEN: IT'S AN ENDLESS WORLD! VOLUME 12

Hiroki Endo (W/A)

On sale Aug 5
b&w, 224 pages
$12.95
TPB, 5" x 7"

Still investigating the Australian Wilhelm Corporation and its connection to the murders of several police officers, Miriam and Wendy track down some key figures in the conspiracy, who begin to die mysterious deaths of their own. Also in Australia, Propater's seemingly unstoppable cyborg assassin, the one who mutilated Nathan, finally finds Elijah--and this beast proves to be quite a match for Elijah's new bodyguard, Letheia Aletheia! Elijah's kidnapped sister reveals some startling family secrets, and her relationship with the elusive and powerful being known as "Maya" continues to grow.

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

"This story is savage, relentless, and totally intoxicating. No one is ever safe, and no one is spared." --Anime on DVD

EERIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 2

Various (W/A)

On sale Aug 19
b&w, 240 pages
$49.95
HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"

When publisher Jim Warren created Creepy magazine in 1962, he soon realized he'd hit pay dirt on a gruesome gold mine of great comics storytelling. Under the leadership of editor/writer Archie Goodwin, Warren's hit line of horror-comics magazines grew another lurid limb with the introduction of Eerie in 1964, and soon there were two great horror magazines on the rack instead of one. Following in the fetid footsteps of our sinfully successful archive library of Creepy, Dark Horse is also proudly publishing its Eerie equivalent--keeping chilling stories and incredible artwork in the family!

Includes astonishing artwork and classic stories from such comics legends as Gene Colan, Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow, Neal Adams, and Frank Frazetta!

Reprints classic Eerie stories originally published from 1966 to 1967.

EMILY THE STRANGE RAG DOLL

On sale July 15
15" tall
In polybag with hang tag.
$19.99

Emily is sew strange!

Emily makes her friends; now we made you an Emily! Let your imagination run wild with this ragtag rag doll. Adopt an Emily now!

GANTZ VOLUME 7

Hiroya Oku (W/A)

On sale Aug 26
b&w, 224 pages
$12.95
TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 1/16"

The life--or is that death?--of Kei Kurono has been completely unpredictable ever since he was transported into an inescapable condo and thrown into a high-stakes game of hunting aliens. Turns out inhabiting a carbon copy of his body after the original was splattered all over a subway only increases the adolescent problems of identity, insecurity, and horniness. Add in the constant danger of facing pissed-off aliens; the awkwardness of being reunited with a childhood friend who cries a lot; and the involuntarily chaste relationship he shares with the prettiest and best-endowed woman he's ever known; and Kei's stress level isn't dropping any time soon.

The first two volumes of Gantz have combined to sell over 30,000 copies in less than eight months!

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

GIGANTIC

Rick Remender (W), Eric Nguyen (P), and Matt Wilson (C)

On sale Aug 19
FC, 144 pages
$17.95
TPB, 7" x 10"

It was a beautiful spring day in downtown San Francisco before a gigantic armored alien appeared from out of nowhere and began smashing things all to hell! Who is this invader? Why is he being attacked by strange alien beings? And why is he so Gigantic? A twist on The Truman Show, Gigantic focuses on a brainwashed alien superhero deposited on Earth to be the spotlight of an intrusive, around-the-clock television program being filmed without his knowledge.

Visually exciting art with a story examining America's consumer-based culture from Rick Remender and Eric Nguyen.

LITTLE LULU: THE BAWLPLAYERS AND OTHER STORIES

John Stanley (W/A) and Irving Tripp (A)

On sale Aug 26
FC, 200 pages
$14.95
TPB, 6" x 9"

Youthful innocence has never been so funny! Collecting Marge's Little Lulu #94-#99, Dark Horse continues its brand-new series of Lulu volumes in full color. The gang is all here as Tubby teaches Lulu to turn purple so she can get ice cream, Alvin refuses to go home until everyone says they like him, and the boys go to war over their clubhouse presidency, plus many more classics from this Golden Age goldmine!

"Exemplif[ies] innocent comedy on a par with the finest Laurel and Hardy two-reelers, and Little Lulu's sunny humor, like L & H's, is so fresh and humane that it seems to belong to not just another time but another world." --Booklist

Now in full color!

Perfect for all ages!

MYSPACE DARK HORSE PRESENTS VOLUME 3

Mike Mignola (W), Stan Sakai (W/A), Jane Espenson (W), Will Conrad (A), Ben Stenbeck (A), Farel Dalrymple (A), and others

On sale Aug 12
FC, 168 pages
$19.95
TPB, 7" x 10"

The third volume of the online comics anthology MySpace Dark Horse Presents digs deeply into Dark Horse's broad range of genres and iconic characters, including Stan Sakai's award-winning Usagi Yojimbo and Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible. Mike Mignola plucks a character from the backdrop of his Hellboy mythos with the debut of Witchfinder, and Dark Horse presents the first new Creepy stories since that legendary anthology ended in 1983. Dark Horse also demonstrates its commitment to webcomics with the hit online strips Achewood, Applegeeks, and others.

MySpace Dark Horse Presents is a free online anthology that provides fresh content the first Wednesday of every month. To find out more, check out: www.myspace.com/darkhorsepresents.

NEIL GAIMAN PRESENTS: SPACE CHANTEY

R. A. Lafferty (W) and Vaughn Bode (A)

On sale Aug 12
b&w, 288 pages
$12.95
Novel, 5 1/4" x 8"

Rediscover Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated author R. A. Lafferty with this whimsical reimagining of Homer's Odyssey! Set in the far future, Space Chantey chronicles the adventures of Space Captain Roadstrum and his crew, on a journey through galaxies resonant with myth and peril as Roadstrum valiantly battles to return across the cosmos to Big Tulsa, the Capital of the World, and to his wife and young son Tele-Max.

The Neil Gaiman Presents program will be devoted to returning to print long-unavailable works in affordable paperback editions.

Presented by the award-winning author of The Sandman, Coraline and the Newbery Medal-winning book The Graveyard!

Features art by legendary underground artist Vaughn Bode!

Features an introduction by Neil Gaiman!

NEXUS ARCHIVES VOLUME 9

Mike Baron (W), Steve Rude (P), Paul Smith (P), Adam Hughes (P), Spyder (P), John Nyberg (I), Bob Dvorak (I), Tom Luth (C), and Les Dorscheid (C)

On sale Aug 5
FC, 216 pages
$49.95
HC, 7" x 10 1/2"

Horatio has resigned his duties as Nexus, and the Merk has reassigned them . . . but to the Loomis sisters, who have been out for vengeance ever since Horatio assassinated their father. However, the staggering power that comes with being fusionkasters corrupts quickly, and Lonnie is so unnerved by her sisters' homicidal behavior that she escapes to the planet Procyon--home to none other than the always-scheming Ursula X. X. Imada and her and Horatio's twin daughters, Scarlett and Sheena. And when Sundra learns that Stacy and Michana are gunning for Horatio with Nexus powers, she decides to kill the Merk and damn the consequences . . . even if that means dooming Ylum.

Collecting issues #53 to #57 of Nexus Vol. II and issues #2 to #4 of the Next Nexus miniseries.

A multiple Eisner Award-winning series!

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 33

Kosuke Fujishima (W/A)

On sale Aug 29
b&w, 144 pages
$10.95
TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 3/16"

Ever since a cosmic phone call led five literal young goddesses--Belldandy, Urd, Skuld, and, like occasional vowels, Peorth and Lind--to live in college student Keiichi's residence, his personal life has been turned upside-down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions!

Despite the otherworldly situations he's gotten into, Keiichi's everyday joy is still found as an engineer and mechanic. And as Chihiro's training retreat by the seashore continues, the two of them put that shared passion into practice by building two bikes based on different philosophies, with the help of her old high-school friends, Eri and Tasuga--plus (or maybe minus) the "help" of Urd and Skuld!

"Oh My Goddess! is an eternally charming manga series with magical humor and a big heart." --activeanime.com

Longest running manga series in America!

PREDATOR #1 (of 4)

John Arcudi (W), Javier Saltares (A), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)

On sale June 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

The world's attention is focused painfully on a brutal third world Civil War, a merciless sectarian conflict sparing neither soldier nor civilian, grandmother nor child. But amidst the terror and carnage, where great nations and powerful interests jockey for position and advantage, another blood feud rages in the shadows, one no more humane but decidedly less human. Two warring tribes from the stars have chosen Earth's killing fields as their arena, with each clan sworn to eradicate the other . . . and all who stand between them. Each is the other's prey, each the other's Predator.

Dark Horse celebrates twenty years of Predator comics!

All previously published Dark Horse Predator series are now back in print in the successful Predator Omnibus and Aliens vs. Predator Omnibus program.

Hunt or be hunted!

RAPTURE #2 (of 6)

Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover), Taki Soma (W), Val Staples (C), and David Mack (Cover)

On sale June 24
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Evelyn Town never asked to be a champion. All she wanted was to be reunited with her boyfriend, Gil. But after the rapture-like disappearance of the world's heroes left the planet in ruins, she had little choice if she wanted to survive. Now, only "the damned" remain, struggling for survival against the vicious religious cannibals who prey upon them. Using a powerful spear given to her by a strange entity called The Word, Evelyn defends those who can't defend themselves. Branded a returned champion, Evelyn's newfound power may cost her innocence. But is her sacrifice in vain? Has her lover Gil moved on?

From the co-creator of Power and Mice Templar!

REELART STUDIOS DOC SAVAGE STATUE

On sale July 15
19" tall
Limited to 1,000 pieces for worldwide distribution
$249.00

Doc Savage is undisputedly one of the most famous characters to come out of the pulps. Street and Smith Publications' Doc Savage Magazine ran from 1933 to 1949 and was revived in the early 1960s as paperbacks. Those paperbacks identified the look we attribute to the Man of Bronze today. One of the best artists whose work graced those covers is Bob Larkin. This statue is our tribute to Doc and to Mr. Larkin. Sculpted by Tony Cipriano and paint mastered by Kat Sapene. Certificate of authenticity is included.

REELART STUDIOS SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE STATUE

On sale July 15
9 3/4" tall
Limited to 500 pieces for worldwide distribution
$179.00

Created by Will Eisner, Sheena was the first female comic-book character with her own title. Inspired by H. Rider Haggard's She, Sheena paved the way for a host of other jungle queens to follow. Sheena has transcended comics to television and film. One of the most endearing and enduring portrayals of Sheena was by Irish McCalla in the 1955-56 TV series. This statue is our tribute to the character, her comic roots, and the actress that made her real for the postwar generation. Sculpted and paint mastered by Joy and Tom Studios. Certificate of authenticity is included.

REX MUNDI #18: DAVID'S THRONE

Arvid Nelson (W), Juan Ferreyra (P), and Joseph Michael Linsner (Cover)

On sale June 17
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

Julien is planning for the final assault on the Castle of the Holy Grail. And he has the perfect weapon: his own blood! With the grail wine, he can have godlike power. But that power comes with hidden costs . . .

Lorraine, meanwhile, lays his daughter to rest. His grip on power is slipping away faster than his sanity, and even his most loyal followers are starting to question his leadership. But he's not going down without a fight! He and Julien are marching relentlessly closer to their final confrontation.

"David's Throne" is the second-to-last issue of one of the greatest alternative-history epics ever produced in comics!

Many are called, but few are chosen...

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 6

Roy Thomas (W), Michael Fleisher (W), Bruce Jones (W), and various (A)

On sale Aug 26
b&w, 544 pages
$19.95
TPB, 7" x 10"

With writers Roy Thomas, Michael Fleisher, and Bruce Jones contributing to The Savage Sword of Conan in the early 1980s, the action-filled comics magazine continued its long, successful run exploring the lush and dangerous world of Conan's Hyboria. This volume reprints most of the black-and-white Conan tales from 1981, with the artistic talents of John Buscema, Gil Kane, Ernie Chan, Ernie Colon, Alfredo Alcala, and others adding to the uncensored excitement! The Savage Sword creative teams presented in this latest tome deliver timeless adventures featuring Robert E. Howard's beloved barbarian.

For the first time, these classic stories are being collected in a series of omnibus-style books, with over 500 pages in each volume!

Collects Savage Sword of Conan #61-#71.

For the complete Conan collector!

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES #15--BLUE HARVEST part 3 (of 5)

Mick Harrison (W), Douglas Wheatley (P), Dave McCaig (C), and TBD (Cover)

On sale June 24
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

Caught between two rival factions, former Jedi Dass Jennir has only one option left--play both sides against one another and hope that neither side tumbles to his plan!

"Drawn with a gritty realism . . ." --School Library Journal

STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #42--MASKS

John Jackson Miller (W), Ron Chan (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carre (Cover)

On sale June 17
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

When an argument between ex-Padawan Zayne Carrick and the mysterious Jarael leaves her questioning her place in his life, the appearance of the Jedi Malak threatens to make up her mind for good. Yet Malak's not the only one with an interest in Jarael. Just how far the Mandalorian Rohlan is willing to go to stay by her side has never been revealed--until now!

Major developments for Zayne and Jarael! Previously untold events in the story of Malak and Revan! For in-the-know Star Wars fans, this issue is a must have!

A special one-shot story featuring Malak and Revan from the Knights of the Old Republic video games sets our main cast on a deadly new course!

A must-have issue for Star Wars fans!

STAR WARS: LEGACY #37--TATOOINE part 1 (of 4)

John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P/Cover), Dan Parsons (I), and Brad Anderson (C)

On sale June 24
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

When word reaches Moff Nyna Calixte that Imperial convoys are being attacked by Black Sun Pirates, she sends her daughter, "Gunner" Yage, and Gunner's squadron of crack fighter pilots to intervene. But what neither of them knows is that the pirates themselves are under attack by other pirates--Cade Skywalker and the crew of the Mynock.

Despite his victory over Emperor Darth Krayt, Cade is still the galaxy's most-wanted criminal, and Gunner's squad is itching for another shot at him!

Longtime readers: You can see what's coming, right?

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: MENACE REVEALED

Timothy Truman (W), Haden Blackman (W), Ryder Windham (W), Jason Hall (W),
Davide Fabbri (A), Ramon Bachs (A), Timothy Truman (A), Christian Dalla Vecchia (A), and others

On sale Aug 12
FC, 384 pages
$24.95
TPB, 6" x 9"

This is our largest omnibus of never-before-collected and out-of-print Star Wars stories. Included here are one-shot adventures; short story arcs; specialty issues; and early Dark Horse Extra comic strips! All of these tales take place after Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and lead up to Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

In Jedi Quest, Anakin Skywalker will work to overcome his fears while on a mission to protect a freighter from pirates. Starfighter: Crossbones pits pirate against pirate, featuring the intimidating Captain Nym.

Collects Star Wars #27: "Starcrash"; Star Wars: The Hunt for Aurra Sing; Star Wars: Jedi Quest #1-#4; Star Wars Starfighter: Crossbones #1-#3; Star Wars Episode II Hasbro Minicomics #1-#4; Dark Horse Extra #35-#37; "Heart of Fire" ; Dark Horse Extra #44-#47, "Poison Moon."

Collects previously uncollected and out-of-print Star Wars material!

TARA MCPHERSON BUTTON PACK

On sale July 15
4 pin-back buttons in polybag with header card
$5.99

Four buttons featuring Tara's compelling art, which has been featured in numerous publications and websites, including Vanity Fair, Elle, The New York Observer, Juxtapoz, and Bust.

Support one of our favorite artists by sporting a button or two!

Available now! Lost Constellations: The Art of Tara McPherson Volume II.

TIM BURTON

On sale July 15

Tim Burton Light-Up Note card set : Heart
Twenty 5" x 7" note cards (4 different designs)
Light-up box design
$17.99

Tim Burton Light-Up Note card set : Voodoo Girl
Twenty 5" x 7" note cards (4 different designs)
Light-up box design
$17.99

Dark Horse Deluxe presents two new Tim Burton items, and they are sure to delight!

We have created two sets of note cards in collectible light-up boxes. Both sets feature twenty note cards (four different designs), but the box is the real treat! Press a button and the pins on the heart or the pins on Voodoo Girl light up in sequence. The 5" x 7" cards come in a sturdy box with magnetic closure.

TOKIDOKI LATTE DIE-CUT JOURNAL

On sale July 15
6 1/4" x 8 3/4", 80 pages

$14.99

Mooooo! Who can resist this adorable journal, with the cute horns and grin? Popular Tokidoki character Latte makes a good pal to tote around, in die-cut journal form. A great place for your innermost thoughts, or perhaps your grocery list!

TUROK: SON OF STONE ARCHIVES VOLUME 3

Matthew H. Murphy (W) and Alberto Giolitti (A)

On sale Aug 26
FC, 224 pages
$49.95
HC, 7" x 10"

Trapped in a valley where time has stood still for millions of years, Turok and Andar's struggles to survive lead them into unbelievable adventures. Here, they raise a baby thunderer for a pet; save a caveman's village from a volcano; cunningly use honker eggs to save their own lives; meet people beneath the sea, giants and pygmies; and much, much more!

In early 2008, a seventy-minute animated DVD titled Turok: Son of Stone was released by Classic Media.

Collects Turok, Son of Stone #13-#18.

Turok trading cards also available! Fifty full-color, classic cards!

UNBOUND SAGA

Mike Kennedy (W), Cliff Richards (P), Al Rio (P), Ronda Pattison (C), and Joseph Michael Linsner (Cover)

On sale June 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-Shot

Rick Ajax ain't got time nor patience for trouble, but trouble seems to make plenty of time for him. If it ain't one thing, it's something else, and those things always seem to need a good old-fashioned pounding to put to rest. Lori Machete, on the other hand, can't help but get into trouble like the proverbial fox in a henhouse. She may be easy on the eyes, but she can be hard on the jaw when the feathers start to fly.

Based on the (not-so) long-running original series and the upcoming video game from Vogster Entertainment, Unbound Saga reintroduces (for the first time) readers to the seedy back alleys of future Toxopolis and the satirical misadventures that follow Rick and Lori like a shadow . . . Rage off the page!

Written by Mike Kennedy, with stories illustrated by fan favorites Cliff Richards and Al Rio.

Features a cover by Joseph Michael Linsner and a gallery of (soon-to-be) classic covers by Leinil Yu and Steve Pugh!

Based on the highly anticipated video game!

USAGI YOJIMBO #121

Stan Sakai (W/A)

On sale June 24
b&w, 24 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

Once again wandering through the country, Usagi comes upon the aftermath of a bloody fight. The carnage has left only one survivor--Hiroto, a bounty hunter on the trail of the local bandit leader. Now that his group has been ambushed by the bandits, and everyone else has been killed, Hiroto needs help. He recruits Usagi to the cause, and together they set out after the gang. However, Usagi realizes--too late--that his partner is the bandit chief himself!

A standalone tale and a great jumping-on point for new fans!

USAGI YOJIMBO VOLUME 8: SHADES OF DEATH 2ND EDITION

Stan Sakai (W/A)

On sale Aug 19
b&w, 200 pages
$15.95
TPB, 6" x 9"

Revisit some of the rabbit ronin's earliest adventures in this outstanding new edition of classic Usagi tales!

In this volume, Usagi teams with his friend Gen, a rhino bounty hunter, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to protect an aging sensei from an evil ninja clan. His travels also take him to a remote village under threat from deadly assassins, where only Usagi stands between their merciless blades and a community's destruction.

Features completely rescanned and remastered artwork, and new story notes, highlighting Stan Sakai's exhaustive research into the world of feudal Japan!

Introduction by acclaimed artist and film designer William Stout.

USAGI YOJIMBO VOLUME 9: DAISHO 2nd EDITION

Stan Sakai (W/A)

On sale Aug 19
b&w, 216 pages
$15.95
TPB, 6" x 9"

A samurai's sword is more than his weapon--it is his soul. As such, he must prove himself worthy of possessing a daisho, a matched pair of swords.

In his years as a warrior, fighting injustice and honing his spiritual and martial skills, Miyamoto Usagi has more than earned his swords. After braving many a battle and surviving tremendous bloodshed, Usagi continues his warrior pilgrimage. This volume finds him the reluctant participant in a duel for blood money and, later, enraged at the theft of his swords, Usagi pledges a new oath--to track the leader of a roving band of brigands and retrieve his daisho.

Newly rescanned from Stan Sakai's original art, this volume features new story notes!

Includes an introduction by James Robinson.

USAGI YOJIMBO VOLUME 10: THE BRINK OF LIFE AND DEATH 2nd EDITION

Stan Sakai (W/A)

On sale Aug 19
b&w, 216 pages
$15.95
TPB, 6" x 9"

While journeying over mountains, into valleys, through towns and farmlands, and along rugged coasts, searching for harmony, Usagi faces a unique cast of characters: a village of seaweed farmers, an innocent noodle peddler, a demon-possessed woman, a relentless clan of bat ninja, an assassins' guild, a mysterious medicine peddler, and Inazuma, a secretive female samurai. More than once Usagi finds himself in great danger--but it's all in a day's work when you walk the thin line on the brink of life and death.

Features completely rescanned and remastered art and a look inside Stan Sakai's research and influences with new story notes!

Introduction by writer Kurt Busiek.

WEREWOLVES ON THE MOON: VERSUS VAMPIRES #1 (of 3)

Dave Land (W), Matt & Shawn Fillbach (P/Cover), and Dan Jackson (C)

On sale June 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Through all of history, on the night of the full moon, the bloodcurdling cries of werewolves have pierced the night sky. For centuries, werewolves have had to content themselves with shortened forays of feral change as dictated by the source of their power--the moon! But all that is about to change as three werewolf friends--Ted, Jeff, and Stan, leave Earth and travel to the lunar surface in a quest to become kings of the moon! Unfortunately, Moon Patrol captain Maggie Pilgrim has other plans . . . as does the hive of vampires living on the dark side!

From the creators of Star War: Clone Wars

Werewolves vs. Vampires on the moon equals the ultimate immortal battle! (on the moon)

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