Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for October, 2010

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4" DOMO DECO VINYL FIGURES
On sale Oct 27
Domo 4" Vinyl Figure Black Lightening
Limited to 750
$14.99
Domo 4" Vinyl Figure Green Filigree
Limited to 1,250
$14.99
Domo 4" Vinyl Figure Leopard
Limited to 1,250
$14.99
Domo 4" Vinyl Figure Partly Cloudy
Limited to 500
$14.99
Domo 4" Vinyl Figure Pink Star Blossom
Limited to 750
$14.99
Domo 4" Vinyl Figure Polka Dot
Limited to 1,250
$14.99
Domo 4" Vinyl Figure Spider Web
Limited to 750
$14.99
Domo 4" Vinyl Figure Super Star
Limited to 1,250
$14.99
With Domo now having taken the pop culture world by storm, Dark Horse is excited to introduce these fancifully decorated 4" Domo vinyl figures. Hot on the heals of our successful Domo flocked vinyl figure series, we are releasing these eight styles of the 4" Domo Deco vinyl figures in very limited quantities.
These are sure to go fast, so order your group of “decked out” Domos today before they’re all gone!

7" DOMO LIMITED-EDITION QEE
On sale Nov 3
7" Domo Qee Skeleton
Limited to 500
$59.99
7" Domo Qee Glitter
Limited to 400
$59.99
Dark Horse and Toy2R are excited to bring you the limited edition 7" Domo Qee Series.
After the rousing success of our 2" Domo Qee figures we were wondering what we could do to top them. We have selected the most interesting and collectible of our custom Qee designs and, in concert with Hong Kong’s Toy2R, crafted them into a new, oversize, ultra-limited 7" version.
Dark Horse is set to release a total of six new 7" Domo Qee designs in the coming months. These aren’t going to last long, so order wisely!

ARCHIE FIRSTS
Just in time to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of Archie comics!
Various (W/A)
On sale Dec 1
FC, 160 pages
$24.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle, and all the other kids at Riverdale High—they’re more than zany teenagers. They’re the flagship characters for one of the most beloved and long-running series in comics history!
This first-ever Archie archive edition is a survey of the first appearance of each major character in the Archie universe, made available at a special low price to appeal to readers from every corner of fandom. Whether you found your Archies at the supermarket checkout or at the first “real” comic-book shop in your hometown, everyone reads and loves Archie comics!
• Archie’s first issues, first appearances, and other milestones, collected for the first time in one hardcover volume!
• Collects the first Archie story from Pep Comics #1, all of the Archie stories from Archie #1, all the Betty and Veronica stories from Betty and Veronica #1, the first Reggie story from Jackpot Comics #5, all the Reggie stories from Reggie #1, and all the Jughead stories from Jughead #1.

BALTIMORE: THE PLAGUE SHIPS #3 (of 5)
Based on the novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden!
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Oct 6
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
After a furious storm rips apart their ship, Baltimore and Vanessa wash up on an island shore in the midst of a graveyard of submarines. While taking refuge they stumble upon a ruined plague ship—a vessel used to burn vampires—now entrenched in a grotesque and dangerous fungus.

BILLY THE KID’S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES AND THE GHASTLY FIEND OF LONDON #2 (of 4)
From The Goon creator Eric Powell!
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover), Kyle Hotz (A/Cover), Dan Brown (C), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Oct 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Billy the Kid managed to make it nearly a full day in London without passing out drunk and being carted off to jail, which unfortunately wasn’t long enough to find Jack the Ripper, who is still on the loose. The remaining members of Fineas Sproule’s traveling spectacle of biological curiosities are on the case, but with “freaks” suspected of being behind the Ripper murders, none of them are safe. It’s up to a very hung-over Billy and conjoined twins Malcolm and Miles to break out of jail and find the real killer.
• Goon backup story by Eric Powell!
• Powell’s The Goon was named the #4 Essential Indie Comic by ugo.com!

BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY ARCHIVES VOLUME 4
Dick Wood (W), Leo Dorfman (W), Joe Certa (A), Win Mortimer (A), Mel Crawford (A), Andre LeBlanc (A), and others
On sale Dec 29
FC, 240 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Possessed children, tormented artists, vengeful specters, and hubristic explorers—these are only a few of the characters that populate legendary actor Boris Karloff’s exotic world of crime, suspense, and paranormal intrigue.
• Contains issues #17–#22 and #24, originally published from March 1967 to December 1968.
• Features new introductions by Ray Bradbury and film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer Peter Bogdanovich!

B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH—NEW WORLD #3 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Guy Davis (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Oct 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Abe hunts a horrific monster preying on small-town populations and leaving their corpses in massive sinkholes, while Kate clashes with the UN, and Johann abandons his post for a giant body in a vat.
Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi and drawn by Eisner Award–winning artist Guy Davis (The Marquis).
From the pages of Hellboy!

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“Davis is an absolute master of creepiness; he creates atmosphere almost effortlessly.” —Newsarama

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #37: LAST GLEAMING Part 2 (of 5)
Joss Whedon writes the series finale!
Joss Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Cover), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale Oct 6
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Spike and Buffy are finally reunited (*sigh*) and lucky him—he’s discovered the source of all her problems, and it’s not Angel. Now Buffy must revisit the place where love was indiscriminate, the Scoobies were formed, and Hell’s mouth was closed for good. 
Joss Whedon and Georges Jeanty launch readers into the finale of Buffy Season Eight, promising more adventure, twists, and turns. Bonds are tested, lives altered, and oh!—the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

CLASSIC ARCHIE CHARACTER #1: ARCHIE
On sale Jan 26
Limited to 950 numbered pieces
Packaged in a tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
$49.95
Just in time to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of Archie comic, Dark Horse releases Archie statues with the Syroco-style treatment!
Archie Andrews is the prototypical All-American teenager. With his signature red hair, freckles and eternal optimism, Archie is the protagonist of the Archie Comics Universe and the center of a love triangle with his two girlfriends, Veronica and Betty. A classic underdog persona, Archie often comes out on top of a situation even when it looks like the odds are against him.

THE CLASSIC COMICS ARCHIVES VOLUME 1: WHITE INDIAN
Frank Frazetta (A)
On sale Dec 1
FC, 200 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"
The longest comic-book run of Frank Frazetta’s career! First appearing as a backup feature in Durango Kid in 1949, Dan Brand—known as the “White Indian”—is a colonial-era city boy whose life is marred by tragedy. When the death of his fiancée sends Brand through the wilderness on a trek to kill her murderer, he also begins a journey that will transform him into a hardened pioneer survivalist. The powerful sequential work of Frank Frazetta is in the spotlight in this collection, with all interior pages scanned from original comic-book issues and digitally cleaned.
• This collection reprints all of Frank Frazetta’s White Indian work in an affordable hardcover format!

CONAN THE CIMMMERIAN #25
The final Conan the Cimmerian issue!
Tim Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (P), José Villarrubia (C), Cary Nord (Cover), and Geof Darrow (Cover)
On sale Oct 27
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
The thrilling, battle-filled finale to Robert E. Howard’s “Iron Shadows in the Moon”—and Dark Horse’s final Conan the Cimmerian issue! With the threat of pirates and a centuries-old evil at his heels, Conan’s troubles triple when he and Olivia are confronted by the jungle creature that’s been stalking them. The island where Conan once sought refuge has become a battleground with constant surprises and death in every dark corner. Tim Truman, Tomás Giorello, and José Villarrubia conclude their adaptation of one of Howard’s strangest stories in their final issue of Conan the Cimmerian. Fear not, faithful readers, as this Conan creative team will be returning next year to chronicle the exploits, adventures, and woes of an older King Conan!

DEVIL
An original, western-style comic published exclusively with Dark Horse!
Torajiro Kishi (W/A) and Madhouse Studios (W/A)
On sale Dec 22
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
TPB, 7" x 10"
Manga artist Torajiro Kishi (Maka-Maka) and blockbuster anime studio Madhouse (Trigun, Paprika, Ninja Scroll) love comics. So much so that they’ve decided to publish an original, Western-style comic exclusively with Dark Horse! Enter Devil, a thrilling sci-fi take on the vampire genre.
A vampire virus threatens humanity, and it may come down to a rogue cop and his strait-laced partner to contain the freakishly superhuman devils from rampaging across Japan. Why did the government create this virus, and what will result from its perfection? And more importantly, have the humans created a being that will now take the throne at the top of the food chain?
• Collects the four-issue miniseries.
“...there’s no doubt it works and is definitely a kick-ass little book.” —fangoria.com
“Completely action-packed, and brimming with heady science fiction and plenty of gore. Easily one of the most unique horror books on the shelves.”—brutalashell.com

DOCTOR SOLAR #3
Jim Shooter (W), Roger Robinson (A), and Michael Komarck (Cover)
On sale Oct 6
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The dark god Moloch the Devourer pits his demonic hellfire against the thermonuclear fury of Doctor Solar. Whitmore Pickerel, whose power to bring his imagination into existence unleashed the Devourer, conjures the mighty sun-god Surya for protection. But instead, Surya bows before Moloch, and the Man of the Atom faces cosmic-scale war on a second front. With the power of Solar pitted against the god of the sun, can the planet survive?
• All-new series written by Jim Shooter!
• New artist: Roger Robinson (Azrael, Batman: Gotham Knights).

EERIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 6
Various (W/A)
On sale Dec 8
b&w, 264 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"
Eerie Archives is back and more beastly than ever with a sixth specter-packed volume! Eerie Archives Volume 6 includes work from such legendary artists as Gardner Fox, Vaughn Bodé, Richard Corben, Frank Frazetta, and others, illustrating stories by some of comics’ most beloved writers, including Archie Goodwin, Nicola Cuti, and Doug Moench! Pick up one of these lovingly produced monsters and see why Eerie Archives has made multiple appearances on the New York Times bestseller list!
• Collecting issues #28-#31 of the legendary horror magazine!

EVELYN EVELYN
World-renowned musicians Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley make their comics debut!
Amanda Palmer (W), Jason Webley (W), and Cynthia von Buhler (A)
On sale Dec 1
FC, 160 pages
$24.99
HC, 8" x 7"
Being a wholly true and accurate account of the tragic events surrounding the extraordinary lives of Evelyn Evelyn, a darling but unfortunate pair of conjoined twins. Including such noteworthy incidents as: the bizarre circumstances of their birth and subsequent bereavement; shocking encounters with depraved gentlemen; the acquisition and loss of loyal friends; and the terrible fate of Elephant Elephant; and concluding with the conjoined sisters’ rise to international fame as Internet celebrities, as told by the inimitably eloquent Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley and illustrated in lifelike detail and color by Cynthia von Buhler! This lavish book set features an insightful introduction by renowned storyteller Neil Gaiman.
• Evelyn Evelyn is an elegant set of two hardbound volumes nestled within a single slipcover—a perfect gift for any lover of the exquisite, the eccentric, and the grotesque.
• Release corresponds with Palmer/Webley music album Evelyn Evelyn.
Introduction by Neil Gaiman!

FEAR AGENT #31: OUT OF STEP part 4 (of 5)
The final arc!
Rick Remender (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), Tony Moore (P/Cover), and John Lucas (I)
On sale Oct 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Heath Huston fights the secret rulers of the universe in the wake of the null bang! The countdown to the finale begins.  
Also includes a special Tales of the Fear Agent by legendary creator Hilary Barta!
“Good sci-fi stories are really lacking in comics today and Fear Agent is one of the best. Grade: A” —Tim Janson, Comic World News

FLASH GORDON COMIC BOOK ARCHIVES VOLUME 2
Al Williamson (W/A), Archie Goodwin (W), Gil Kane (A), Mac Raboy (A), and others
On sale Dec 29
FC, 312 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Launch into a new era of classic comics storytelling with the second volume of Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives! When the Flash Gordon title made its move to King Comics in 1966, it was the start of a brilliant new look and a giant leap forward in storytelling and character. Flash, his beautiful companion Dale, and impulsive scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov face all-new perils and all-new villains in these space-age stories. Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume Two contains over twenty thrilling, gorgeously illustrated stories, planetary maps, original ads, and more.
• Collects Flash Gordon #1–#11 (King Comics), and selections from The Phantom #18, #19, and #20, and features work by Al Williamson, Archie Goodwin, Mac Raboy, and more!
• The continuation of a new title in Dark Horse’s acclaimed archival reprint series!

THE GUILD
Internet phenomenon The Guild comes to comics!
Felicia Day (W), Jim Rugg (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Georges Jeanty (Cover)
On sale Dec 8
FC, 96 pages
$12.99
TPB, 6" x 9"
Chronicling the hilarious on- and offline lives of a group of Internet role-playing gamers, the Knights of Good, The Guild has become a cult hit, and is the winner of numerous awards from SXSW, YouTube, Yahoo, and the Streamys. Now, Day brings the wit and heart of the show to this graphic-novel prequel. In this origin tale of the Knights of Good, we learn about Cyd’s life before joining the guild, how she became Codex, her awful breakup with boyfriend Trevor, and how she began to meet the other players who would eventually become her teammates.
• This story line fills in details never before revealed on the web show, making it an essential new chapter for existing fans as well as a perfect jumping-on point for new fans!
• See the web series at watchtheguild.com.
• Collects the three-issue series and features a sketchbook section and pinups!
Written by Felicia Day!

HELLBOY/BEASTS OF BURDEN
Mike Mignola’s Hellboy joins the animals’ of Burden Hill!
Mike Mignola (W), Evan Dorkin (W), and Jill Thompson (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot
The paranormal activity in the outwardly charming town of Burden Hill has gone from bad to worse, as seen in Dorkin and Thompson’s hardcover graphic novel Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites. Now the occult-investigating team of dogs (and one cat) need some serious help. Contact with the Wise Dog Society has broken off, leaving the team on its own, as a series of unexplained animal slayings have begun to occur. But magic can work in surprising ways, and help is brought to the team with the unexpected arrival of the World’s Greatest Paranormal Detective.
Evan Dorkin (Milk and Cheese, Bizarro World) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Magic Trixie) join forces with Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Witchfinder, Baltimore) in an amazing one-shot bringing their supernatural worlds together!

MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER #3
Jim Shooter (W), Bill Reinhold (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Oct 27
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
In the year 4000, savage illegal prizefights operate in the shadows of the milespires. In one corner, the deadly, gen-enhanced number-one contender—Hyppolyta. In the other corner, the remorseless robotic champion—Steelhammer, who has annihilated every opponent he has faced, man or machine. Drawn unwillingly into the ring to save a life, Magnus must battle them both—steel-smashing man against super-woman, robot fighter vs. robot fighter—to the death.
• All-new series written by Jim Shooter!

MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER VOLUME 1
Russ Manning (W/A), Robert Schaefer (W/A), and Eric Freiwald (W)
On sale Dec 22
FC, 216 pages
$19.99
TPB, 7" x 10"
These beloved tales of science-adventure first ran in 1963 and 1964 and have influenced countless writers and artists throughout the decades. Created by fan-favorite Russ Manning—famous for his spectacular work on the Tarzan newspaper strips of the sixties—Magnus, Robot Fighter was something of his “Tarzan of the Future,” and Manning’s run on the series came to be known as a classic in science-fiction comics. This volume reprints the first seven issues in the original 1960s Magnus, Robot Fighter series, with unparalleled art by the legendary Russ Manning, a foreword by Mike Royer, and retouched interiors scanned from the original comic books!
• Contains Magnus, Robot Fighter issues #1-#7 (1963-1964).
For mature readers who like metal, murder, and frozen meat!

METALOCALYPSE/DETHKLOK #1 (of 3)
Brendon Small (W), Jon Schnepp (W/Cover), Jeremy Barlow (W), Lucas Marangon (P), Eduardo Francisco (I), and Eric Powell (Cover)
On sale Oct 6
FC, 40 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
They’re the most brutal black-metal band on the planet and the world’s seventh-largest economy, five men prophesied to bring about the Metalocalypse. They are DETHKLOK . . . and they are about to enter the food chain. After a series of sponsorship deals goes sour, Dethklok launches a line of frozen meals in hopes of reclaiming their metal throne. Two things stand in their way: the enigmatic tribunal of world leaders sworn to topple the band, and their own incompetence.
• Based on the popular Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse. New season begins in August! Brutal!
• Stories by series creator/writer Brendon Small and series director/designer Jon Schnepp! Brutaler!
• Variant cover by series director/designer Jon Schnepp! Brutalest!

MIGHTY SAMSON ARCHIVES VOLUME 2
Otto Binder (W), Frank Thorne (A), and Jack Sparling (A)
On sale Dec 29
FC, 200 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"
With fantastic beasts, savage survivors of a nuclear war, and imaginative artwork by Frank Thorne and Jack Sparling, Mighty Samson Archives volume 2 hits the ground running with nonstop post-apocalyptic adventure and sci-fi fun. Created by prolific writer Otto Binder and artistic titan Frank Thorne, the Mighty Samson’s comic-book career lasted for only thirty-two issues, but Dark Horse is bringing the exploits of this daring, one-eyed adventurer to modern audiences in a series of elegant hardcovers! Born into a peaceful yet primitive tribe of N’Yark, in a radioactive future America, Samson learns that he’s just as strong and resilient as some of the most vicious, mutated creatures that threaten his tribe. A mutant himself, Samson still vows to protect his defenseless human kin from the dangers around them—and his motto becomes, “To protect the weak from the powerful, the good from the evil!”
• This volume reprints Mighty Samson (1960s comic-book series) issues #7-#14.

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: THE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT VOLUME 7
Osamu Takahashi (W/A)
On sale Dec 8
b&w, 192 pages
$9.99
TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
You didn’t really think all this raising being inflicted on Shinji by his parents and guardian was without constructive purpose, did you . . . a purpose, perhaps, related to giant, robotlike things? As Yui deals with the fallout from the Jet Alone affair, her son tries to mind his own affairs . . . but usually just ends up falling!
• Since it first hit Japanese TV screens in 1995, the multimedia Neon Genesis Evangelion phenomenon has never faded. The new Evangelion movie has sold 1 million DVD’s in Japan!
• Each volume features bonus color pages, your Evangelion fan art and letters, and special reader giveaways!

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 37
Kosuke Fujishima (W/A)
On sale Dec 29
b&w, 160 pages
$10.99
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!
Clumsy, naive, spacey—just the qualities you want in a goddess tasked with delivering an important magical program to Belldandy. And Chrono, the newest goddess to appear in the OMG! saga, possesses these qualities admirably!
• Plus your fan art and letters, and more commentary by Kosuke Fujishima on the early days of the Oh My Goddess! series!
• Oh My Goddess! is the longest-running manga in the U.S.!

STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES—A TALE OF JANGO AND BOBA FETT #3 (of 4)
Tom Taylor (W) and Chris Scalf (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 27
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Boba Fett has discovered that his father left a legacy to someone Boba has never heard of. He manages to track down the man, but if he is to learn the reasons behind Jango’s posthumous generosity, Boba Fett must first save the man from an army of bounty hunters who want the guy’s head!
Jango Fett and Boba Fett together!

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS—DEADLY HANDS OF SHON-JU
Jeremy Barlow (W), Brian Koschak (A), and Ronda Pattison (C)
On sale Dec 15
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
TPB, 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Behind enemy lines, Jedi Knight Aayla Secura’s covert mission is threatened by an encounter with Shon-Ju—a former Padawan turned cult leader. Shon-Ju claims to be after the same Separatist warlord that Aayla was sent to capture, but he also has plenty of reasons to hate the Republic and the Jedi.
The Force is with Aayla, but she may need more than her lightsaber against “The Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju”!
Original graphic novel!

STAR WARS: INVASION—RESCUES #5 (of 6)
Tom Taylor (W), Colin Wilson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale Oct 27
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Kaye Galfridian has taken command of a New Republic army, but her first mission has forced her to fight against some of the very refugees she has come to rescue! Mutated by Yuuzhan Vong bioengineering, the refugees have become monstrous killing machines who can only be “saved” by death.
Meanwhile, on their homeworld of Artorias, Kaye’s brother Finn must deal with death on another level, unaware that he has become the enemy’s objective in a new front in the Yuuzhan Vong invasion!
• Set within the time frame of the New Jedi Order novels from Del Rey!
The price of Victory . . .

STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT—AFLAME #1 (of 5)
Meet a new kind of Jedi for a new era of Star Wars!
John Jackson Miller (W), Federico Dallocchio (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), Joe Quinones (Cover), Mark Kenna (I), and Dave Ross (Cover)
On sale Oct 13
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
More than one thousand years before Luke Skywalker, a dark age grips the galaxy as an ineffectual Republic abandons entire systems to Sith control. A newly knighted Jedi on her first mission, eighteen-year-old Kerra Holt has joined a band of Jedi volunteers traveling deep behind enemy lines, with no support from the Republic and little chance of survival. She thinks she is prepared for anything. She’s wrong.
• A new series in a new era, introducing a new female hero to Star Wars!
• John Jackson Miller is also writing a Knight Errant novel for Del Rey starring Kerra Holt in an original adventure! See her here first!

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC #4—BLOOD OF THE EMPIRE Part 1 (of 3)
New story! New characters! New creative team!
Alexander Freed (W), Dave Ross (P), Mark McKenna (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Oct 6
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
After hundreds of years, the Sith Empire has returned to the galaxy, determined to crush the Republic that sent them into exile. For young Sith Teneb Kel, it is his only chance to rise above his lowly beginnings as a slave and prove his worth to the Dark Council. Yet their mission for him is unexpected. He will not hunt Jedi, but rather, a fellow Sith—the Emperor’s apprentice!
• Based on the highly anticipated MMOG from LucasArts and BioWare!
• Written by senior game writer Alexander Freed!
• The newest Star Wars era begins here!

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: QUINLAN VOS—JEDI IN DARKNESS
John Ostrander (W), Pat Mills (W), Jan Duursema (P), Davidé Fabbri (P), Ramon F. Bachs (P), Christian Dalla Vecchia (I), Guy Major (C), and others
On sale Dec 22
FC, 504 pages
$24.99
TPB, 6" x 9"
From his first appearance as a mind-wiped amnesiac to his triumphant passage to the rank of Jedi Master, few Jedi had more brushes with the powers of the dark side and the evil of the underworld than Quinlan Vos. This volume includes over 120 pages of story that have never been collected, plus the introduction of Jedi Aayla Secura—who made the jump from the pages of the comics to appearances in the films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
• A great value in a massive 500+ page omnibus!
• Contains over 120 pages of previously uncollected material!

THE TERMINATOR: 1984 #2 (of 3)
Written by Zack Whedon!
Zack Whedon (W), Andy MacDonald (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Oct 27
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Kyle Reese nears the completion of his mission in the past when he locates Sarah Connor in 1984 Los Angeles. However, protecting her from the Terminator sent to kill her proves more difficult than he realized. In 2029 Kyle had backup, advanced weaponry, and obvious targets—now he’s on his own against killer machines that look just like people. Fortunately, Ben is making progress in his own mission—protecting Kyle—as he finally catches up with his friend.
• Zack Whedon is known for his work on Dr. Horrible, Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale, and the TV shows Fringe and Rubicon.
“This is another superb entry to the Dark Horse Terminator collection, and something Zack Whedon and Andy MacDonald can really hang their hat on.” —Multiversity Comics

TROUBLEMAKER PLAYING CARDS
On sale Sept 15
Deck of 52 playing cards
$4.99
Dark Horse is publishing a graphic novel that continues the best-selling Barnaby series by Janet Evanovich.
This deck of playing cards makes an entertaining counterpart to the graphic novel and the art is based on fabulous illustrations by Joëlle Jones, and overseen and approved by Janet and Alex Evanovich.

TUROK, SON OF STONE #1
Turok returns! All-new series written by Jim Shooter!
Jim Shooter (W), Eduardo Francisco (A), TBD (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Oct 20
FC, 48 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Turok, wandering warrior from a far land, rescues Andar, son of a Chiricahua chief, from the ruthless King Maxtla and his Aztec horde. Pursued into a vast cavern, prey and predators are swept away by an unimaginable force to a savage, timeless land of nightmares and miracles, where dinosaurs thunder and rampage. Beset by bloodthirsty enemies and beasts, Turok and Andar encounter an even deadlier threat—the fearsome Panther People and their mesmerizing goddess, Aasta.
Turok, Son of Stone returns, reimagined by legendary writer Jim Shooter and illustrated by hot new talent Eduardo Francisco (Victory, Executive Assistant: IRIS).
• 48-page first issue, includes the very first Turok story from 1954!

VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOLUME 16: TYRANT’S STARS PARTS 1 AND 2
Hideyuki Kikuchi (W) and Yoshitaka Amano (A)
On sale Dec 15
b&w, 480 pages
$14.99
TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
In this chilling adventure, Vampire Hunter D has been dispatched to vanquish the ancient vampiric Noble Count Braujou, guardian of an ancient buried treasure. But when a mysterious object crashes into the earth, destroying half of the northern Frontier, D faces an even more terrifying opponent—the renegade vampire Valcua, the Ultimate Noble! Having been exiled to outer space, Valcua took his entire kingdom of strange and deadly creatures with him, and swore that when the time was right they would return to have their revenge. Unfortunately for D, that time is now . . .
• Dark Horse Books and Digital Manga Publishing are proud to present the classic series for the first time to English- speaking fans everywhere!
• Features gorgeous black-and-white line illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano as well as a color tip-in illustration.

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