Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for November, 2010

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The first collection of the most awesome and hilarious webcomic ever in the history of the universe —Axe Cop!
AXE COP VOLUME ONE
Malachai Nicolle (W) and Ethan Nicolle (P)
On sale Dec 22
b&w, 120 pages
$14.99
TPB, 6" x 9"
Bad guys, beware! Evil aliens, run for your lives! Axe Cop is here, and he’s going to chop your head off! We live in a strange world, and our strange problems call for strange heroes. That’s why Axe Cop—along with his partner Flute Cop and their pet T. rex Wexter—is holding tryouts to build the greatest team of heroes ever assembled.
Created by five year-old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his older brother, the cartoonist Ethan Nicolle, Axe Cop Volume 1 collects the entire original run of the hit webcomic that has captured the world’s attention with its insanely imaginative adventures. Whether he’s fighting gun-toting dinosaurs, teaming up with Ninja Moon Warriors, or answering readers’ questions via his insightful advice column, “Ask Axe Cop,” the adventures of Axe Cop and his incomparable team of crime fighters will delight and perplex even the most stoic of readers.
• Axe Cop debuted in January 2010 to glowing reviews from Entertainment Weekly, Wired, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines.
• Comics website Newsarama said, “Axe Cop wins the award for best comic ever!”

BALTIMORE: THE PLAGUE SHIPS #4 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Nov 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
While hunting the vampire responsible for the death of his family, Lord Baltimore gets stranded on a haunted island, where horrible fungus spores cover the beaches and rotting corpses don’t stay dead.
• Based on the novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.

From The Goon creator Eric Powell!
BILLY THE KID’S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES AND THE GHASTLY FIEND OF LONDON #3 (of 4)
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover), Kyle Hotz (A/Cover), Dan Brown (C), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Nov 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Jack the Ripper stands revealed! The bad news is he’s kidnapped a member of the traveling sideshow where Billy the Kid serves as a hired gun! Now Billy and the four-armed leader of the troupe must race to save their friend from the demented killer. Of course, it doesn’t help that Billy is a suspect himself, with the London police hot on his heels!
• Goon backup story by Eric Powell!
• Powell’s The Goon was named one of the comics of the decade by The Onion’s AV Club!

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL VOLUME 23: SCARLET SWORDS
Hiroaki Samura (W/A)
On sale Jan 26
b&w, 224 pages
$19.99
TPB, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"
To atone for the atrocities committed under his watch, Habaki Kagimura is no longer the top general for Edo castle and the shogunate, and he must commit ritual suicide. While his replacement gave the despised Itto-ryu gang a reprieve and an order to leave Edo and remain in exile, Kagimura still has one shot to redeem himself. Desperate and with very little time left, he’s assembled his Rokki-dan warriors—with Kagimura’s own daughter among their numbers—and he now seeks to hunt down and wipe out the Itto-ryu for good. But in his haste, will he fall for a string of traps planned by Anotsu, their devious leader? Freed and unfazed by his time in Edo’s dungeons, Manji searches for his missing limb, and a few old friends return to the pages of this action-filled, epic manga series.
Hiroaki Samura’s widely acclaimed Blade of the Immortal manga series has won awards across the globe, including the Eisner Award in America, the prestigious Media Arts Award of Japan, and several British Eagle Awards! Samura is the creator of the enchanting Ohikkoshi manga anthology and the hardcover The Art of Blade of the Immortal—also published by Dark Horse Manga!

B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH—NEW WORLD #4 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Guy Davis (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Nov 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Trapped in a massive firefight with a horrific tentacled behemoth, the B.P.R.D. are rescued by another wild monster, while one agent chases the evil responsible for this chaos.
Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi and drawn by Eisner Award–winning artist Guy Davis (The Marquis).
Bureau agents and hideous monsters collide in a furious battle!
“Davis is an absolute master of creepiness; he creates atmosphere almost effortlessly.” —Newsarama

BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD VOLUME 7
Mi-Kyung Yun (W/A)
On sale Jan 19
b&w, 192 pages
$9.99
TPB, 5 7/8" X 8 1/4"
Soah, our heroine, is saved from a strange, sacrificial ritual by Habaek, the young Water God. While Soah has come to appreciate the Water God and his kingdom, the heavenly Suguk, she’s also fallen in love with a mysterious man named Mui. What she doesn’t know is that Habaek is Mui—he’s been cursed to appear as a little boy during the day while he lives in his true adult form at night! Will Soah discover that she’s torn between two versions of the same person, or will other sinister forces drive them apart? Soah and Habaek try to overcome a kidnapping, memory loss, pride, conflicting passions, and an array of devious interlopers on their paths to true love!
• Bride of the Water God is a best-selling series in Korea and has been adapted into a television series.
• Mi-Kyung Yun received a Korean Best New Artist award in 2004.

BRODY’S GHOST BOOK 2
Mark Crilley (W/A)
On sale Jan 12
b&w, 96 pages
$6.99
TPB, 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Brody knew that being mixed up with Talia, a dead girl turned ghost, was going to change his life forever. He just didn’t realize it was going to involve going head to head with one of the most vicious gangs in the whole city. But here he was, giving himself over to the bizarre training methods of Kagemura, an ancient samurai ghost, to transform himself from a flabby slacker to a peak-condition fighter capable of bringing the city’s most dangerous criminals to their knees.
• Don’t miss the second installment of Brody’s Ghost, Dark Horse’s exciting new saga from thirteen-time Eisner nominee Mark Crilley.

Joss Whedon writes the series finale!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #38: LAST GLEAMING Part 3 (of 5)
Joss Whedon (W), Scott Allie (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Cover), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale Nov 3
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
While Super Buffy is fighting side by side with Spike in Sunnydale, Angel is on the other side of the world fighting demons of his own. As Twilight he was given a clear mission in regard to Buffy—help her reach the next plane, together create a new world, and end all suffering. But Buffy doesn’t play by the rules, and this “higher plane” and a lifetime of happiness with Angel wasn't gonna cut it—not if she had to sacrifice her family to keep it. And now Angel has to answer for his failings as Twilight—willingly or not.
Back in Sunnydale everyone is fighting for their lives against a horde of demons, and someone close to Buffy joins forces with a villain from the past to strive for a common goal—protect the seed.
The finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight is in full effect, and you won’t want to miss a single beat of Joss Whedon and Georges Jeanty’s fateful conclusion years in the making.

Before Season Eight…
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: TALES
Joss Whedon (W), Amber Benson (W), Jane Espenson (W), Drew Goddard (W), Gene Colan (A), Tim Sale (A), Paul Lee (A), Steve Lieber (A), Andy Owens (I), and more
On sale Jan 19
FC, 296 pages
$29.99
HC, 8” x 12 3/16”
Before Season Eight, Joss Whedon brought generations of Slayers and vampires to comics with the help of his acclaimed TV writing team and some of the best artists to ever grace the comics page. Now all those stories, plus selected stories from Season Eight, are collected in one deluxe hardcover with a new cover by Jo Chen.
Joss writes multiple tales: a somber vamp tale, drawn by Cameron Stewart; the story of the first Slayer, drawn by Leinil Yu; and more.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales also reprints for the first time new Season Eight stories written by novelist Jackie Kessler (Hell’s Belles) and award-winning cartoonist Becky Cloonan (Demo), featuring vampires living in the public eye, killing Slayers and killing each other.
• This hardcover collects stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #31 and #32; Tales of the Vampires: Carpe Noctem parts 1 and 2; Buffy: Tales of the Vampires one-shot; Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Vampires #1–#5; Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayers #1—“Broken Bottle of Djinn”; Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayers TPB.

CLASSIC ARCHIE CHARACTER #2: VERONICA
On sale Feb. 23
Limited to 950 numbered pieces
Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
$49.95
Archie first appeared in Pep Comics #22 in 1941, followed closely by his own comic book series. The year 2011 marks the seventieth anniversary of Archie, and with Dark Horse poised to begin releasing the Archie Firsts, we are proud to give the Archie family our signature Syroco-style treatment.
The second character statuette in our series of five is Riverdale’s resident rich girl and brunette bombshell, Veronica Lodge! Best friend of Betty, Veronica has great looks, money, and charm—everything a girl could want! Everything of course, except the undivided attention of Archie Andrews! Standing 5" tall, this statuette is sculpted by Yoe! Studio.

CONAN: THE FRAZETTA COVER SERIES #6
Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (A), José Villarrubia (C), and Frank Frazetta (Cover)
On sale Nov 3
FC, 72 pages
$6.99
Ongoing
The sixth installment in Conan: The Frazetta Cover Series features Frank Frazetta’s iconic Conan cover painting, The Indomitable, and an expansion on Robert E. Howard’s “Hand of Nergal” story fragment. Writer Timothy Truman is joined by Tomás Giorello on pencils and José Villarrubia on colors in this exploration into the horrors of Howard’s Hyborian world. With zombies, a demonic army, an unearthly behemoth, a sorcerer, and a young witch on his hands, Conan is tasked not only with saving a beautiful princess—but saving his entire world from the evil god Nergal.
• This issue also ties into events seen in Conan: The Frazetta Cover Series issue #4!
• Collects Dark Horse’s Conan #49 and #50!

The supernova return of Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom blazes on under the direction of legendary writer Jim Shooter !
DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM #4
Jim Shooter (W), Roger Robinson (A), and Michael Komarck (Cover)
On sale Nov 17
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Surya the Sun God, Moloch the Devourer, and hordes of monsters made of living stone assail Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom, pressing him to the limit. Help comes from an unlikely source as Solar’s former foe Leviathan pits his awesome strength against the terrifying forces massed against “Red Suit,” but even Leviathan’s might can only delay defeat and death. But the key to the Man of the Atom’s power is his indomitable will, and, his spirits buoyed by beautiful Dr. Gail Sanders, the woman he is falling for faster than the speed of light, Solar will need every quantum of his power and purpose to rally and administer the greatest atomic ass-kicking of all time!

DOMO
On sale Nov 17
7" Domo Qee: DIY
Packaged in a full-color window box
Limited edition of 200
$59.99
7" Domo Qee: Love Green
Packaged in a full-color window box
Limited edition of 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, ultralimited 7" version.
Dark Horse is set to release a total of six new 7" Domo Qee designs in the coming months. The final two of these offerings in the series will be a DIY (Do it yourself) Domo Qee (limited edition of 200), and the prickly/fuzzy Love Green Domo Qee (limited edition of 400).
These will go fast, so order wisely!

FEAR AGENT #32: OUT OF STEP part 5 (of 5)
Rick Remender (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), Tony Moore (P), and John Lucas (I)
On sale Nov 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
THE END!
“Rick Remender and Tony Moore are leading the way in what I believe will be the next generation of superstar creators.” —Ron Richards, iFanboy
“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
“Moore’s pitch-perfect depiction of the degradation of Heath Huston’s life never misses a dramatic beat.” —Sarah Horrocks, Impose magazine

GANTZ VOLUME 15
Hiroya Oku (W/A)
On sale Jan 5
b&w, 224 pages
$12.99
TPB, 5 1/8” x 7 1/16”
Gantz is getting absolutely intense! Our protagonist, the eternally awkward otaku boy named Kei, has hunted a bevy of odd and dangerous aliens living in Japan. The Onion Alien was strange enough, but then there were the dinosaur aliens and eventually some vampires who might not be aliens at all.
Gantz moves along at a furious pace, drowning readers in blood and violence, but then holds back for a few tender (and sometimes excessively sexy) moments here and there. It’s a crazy ride so far, a guilty pleasure for many readers. See whom Kei is told to hunt next! It will certainly be a surprise.

GHOST TALKER’S DAYDREAM VOLUME 5
Saki Okuse (W) and Sankichi Meguro (A)
On sale Jan 12
B&w, 240 pages
$10.99
TPB, 5" x 7"
Saiki Misaki, our albino dominatrix necromancer hero, can’t seem to get away from dead people. Even while on vacation! Far from home, resting at a spa resort, Misaki still seems to be a magnet for tragic stories and creepy scenes.
And sometimes the creepy stuff just comes looking for her. In volume five of Ghost Talker’s Daydream, Misaki’s partner from back home is racing to find her with a few colorful characters in tow, namely the young stalker who’s obsessed with Misaki, and a young girl who is also a budding necromancer.
The result is a long trip to the world of the dead.

HEART TRANSPLANT
Andrew Vachss (W), Zak Mucha (W), and Frank Caruso (A)
On sale Oct 13
FC, 100 pages
$24.99
HC, 13" x 10"
On sale Oct 13
FC, 100 pages
$99.99
Ltd. Ed HC, 13" x 10"
For more than three decades, best-selling author Andrew Vachss has battled the lowest bullies: child abusers. In his law practice, he’s represented children and youth exclusively. As art director for King Features for two decades, Frank Caruso has developed a style that speaks to all ages, for all ages. The two are now joining forces to attack school bullying. Universally decried, bemoaned, and condemned. And on the rise. Heart Transplant is aimed at radically changing the way we deal with this most critical issue. The anchoring essay—by clinical social worker Zak Mucha—explains in detail what the reader has experienced . . . and why that experience could change our world. Dr. Joel Dvoskin, President of the American Psychological Association’s Law Society division, says, “[T]his gripping story gives kids and grownups alike a road map to change, both for individual kids and more importantly, for the school as a community . . . This book should be required reading in every elementary school in America[.]”

Two Hellboy stories in one comic!
HELLBOY: DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Richard Corben (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Nov 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-Shot
Eisner Award–winning horror masters Mike Mignola and Richard Corben present this bloodcurdling double-feature comic with Hellboy entering two very different, but very deadly, houses—a carnivorous home and a pagan temple, both hungry for human sacrifices.

JOHN CARTER OF MARS: WEIRD WORLDS
Marv Wolfman (W), Howard Chaykin (A), Murphy Anderson (A), Gray Morrow (A), Sal Amendola (A), and Joe Orlando (I/Cover)
On sale Jan 12
FC, 112 pages
$14.99
TPB, 7" x 10"
Since his serialized debut in All-Story magazine in 1912, the spacefaring adventurer John Carter of Mars has become one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most beloved characters. The star of decades worth of novels and comic books, he’s soon to be immortalized on the silver screen as well, in the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures major film release John Carter of Mars! In this volume, John Carter, an ex-soldier turned prospector, is transported to Mars—“Barsoom,” as it is known to its natives—under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a champion dedicated to protecting his new home and newly found love, the princess Dejah Thoris, from warring alien civilizations and a host of deadly Barsoomian beasts!
• Collecting stories originally published in Tarzan #207–#209 and Weird Worlds #1–#7.
• Featuring the work of comics legends Marv Wolfman, Murphy Anderson, Gray Morrow, Sal Amendola, Joe Orlando, and Howard Chaykin!

Kull returns to Atlantis!
KULL: THE HATE WITCH #1 (of 4)
David Lapham (W), Gabriel Guzman (P), Dan Jackson (C), Tom Flemming (Cover), and Fabio Cobiaco (Cover)
On sale Nov 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Critically acclaimed comics scribe David Lapham (Stray Bullets) pens the next adventure of the great barbarian King Kull!
The stoic Kull presides over a kingdom on the edge of revolution. Enter the Hate Witch—an ancient enemy eager to use Kull to destroy the great city of Valusia and with it, the whole of humanity. A string of murderers and noblemen looking to overthrow the king forces Kull to return to the land of his exile—Atlantis.
Gabriel Guzman (Predators) illustrates this epic tale that tests King Kull's mettle as ruler of all Valusia, and reintroduces readers to Brule, Tu, and Queen Igraine.
• From Stray Bullets creator David Lapham!
• From Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan!

LITTLE LULU’S PAL TUBBY VOLUME 2: THE RUNAWAY STATUE AND OTHER STORIES
John Stanley (W/A)
On sale Jan 5
FC, 224 pages
$15.99
TPB, 6" x 9"
Dark Horse’s new full-color series collecting John Stanley’s never-before-reprinted Tubby continues!
Take a walk down the other end of Little Lulu’s Main Street, as seen through the eyes of Lulu’s best pal and worst nemesis, Tubby. And what a different view it is! With the same warmth and wit Stanley brought to Lulu, Tubby looks at the more fantastical side of Lulu and Tubby’s world, as Tub has adventures with monsters, ghosts, crooks, and even aliens, all while still finding time to get into scrapes with the fellers and woo the elusive Gloria.
A great companion to Little Lulu, Tubby is sure to tickle the funny bone of comics fans of any age!

The second volume of Magic Knight Rayearth!
MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH VOLUME 2
CLAMP (W/A)
On sale Jan 19
b&w, 640 pages
$19.99
TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4" 
Umi, Hikaru, and Fuu have returned to Earth from Cephiro, but all three know they have been forever changed by their adventures there. Haunted by the decisions they made and the unresolved war between Zagato and Emeraude, the Magic Knights journey to Cephiro once more, this time with a sense of duty. But who was it that had the strength of heart to summon them again, if it was not the Princess Emeraude? Is it the person who, as Clef says, could replace her as the Pillar of Cephiro?
• Magic Knight Rayearth was made into both an anime TV and OAV (direct-to-video) series, available in North America through Media Blasters and Manga Entertainment.

For mature readers who crave the destruction of Finland!
METALOCALYPSE/DETHKLOK #2 (of 3)
Brendon Small (W), Jon Schnepp (W/Cover), Jeremy Barlow (W), Lucas Marangon (P), Eduardo Francisco (I), and Eric Powell (Cover)
On sale Nov 17
FC, 40 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
An especially brutal Dethklok gig has resulted in the destruction of Helsinki, in no small part due to a gargantuan troll accidentally awakened from the depths of Lake Bodom. Now Dethklok have returned to the scene, seeking to make amends, not knowing that there are worse things waiting for them in the blackness of the lake. Meddling with the supernatural can only lead to one thing . . . new pets for the band?
• 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 The Goon creator Eric Powell! Brutalest!

MICHAEL MOORCOCK’S ELRIC OF MELNIBONÉ VOLUME 1
Roy Thomas (W), P. Craig Russell (A), Michael T. Gilbert (A), and Neil Gaiman (W)
On sale Jan 26
FC, 400 pages
$29.99
TPB, 7" x 10"
Michael Moorcock’s brooding albino, Elric of the Emerald Isle, represents a landmark of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to millions of readers worldwide.
Heir to a legacy of tens of thousands of years, Elric sees the power of his decadent empire waning as the Young Kingdoms of humankind begin to stir. The 428th sorcerer-emperor to hold the ruby throne, he is unusually introspective and weak for his race—a combination that proves too tempting for his scheming cousin, Yyrkoon! As Elric is forced to call upon Arioch, Lord of Chaos and Duke of Hell, to rescue his beloved Cymoril from Yyrkoon’s clutches, so too will fate lead him to Stormbringer—a bloodthirsty magic sword with a mind of its own—and a dimensions-spanning encounter with the Four Who Are One.
• Collecting the long-out-of-print comics adaptations of the first two novels in the celebrated Elric sequence—Elric of Melniboné and The Sailor on the Seas of Fate—and P. Craig Russell's adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s autobiographical story, “One Life.”
• World-renowned science-fiction and fantasy writer Michael Moorcock is best known for his decades-long books series chronicling the tales of Elric, an incarnation of his “Eternal Champion”

MILO MANARA T-SHIRT
On sale Nov 17
Men’s
M-XL
$17.99
XXL
$19.99
Dark Horse proudly announces the start of what promises to be a long association with Milo Manara, one of the most celebrated and respected graphic-story talents in the world.
He has made a powerful name for himself by producing comics that revolve around elegant, beautiful women. It’s no surprise, then, that we have selected one of his lush renderings of a mysterious lady for our debut T-shirt.
Printed on high-quality slate gray fabric, this will click as a fashion statement. Sorry, not available in butterscotch . . .

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: CAMPUS APOCALYPSE VOLUME 2
Ming Ming (W/A)
On sale Dec 29
b&w, 160 pages
$10.99
TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
Now that he’s received his Eva, Shinji Ikari commits himself to doing battle with the Angels terrorizing the NERV Foundation Academy. However, when he finds out what’s going on between Kaworu and Rei, Shinji begins to feel nagging doubts about truths, facts, relationships . . . even his own existence! Is he a burden to his teachers, friends, and family, or does he have a greater destiny?
The second installment of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse presents Shinji with his toughest challenge yet!

THE OCCULT FILES OF DOCTOR SPEKTOR ARCHIVES VOLUME 2
Donald Glut (W) and Jesse Santos (A)
On sale Jan 19
FC, 192 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"
The inquisitive and adventurous Dr. Adam Spektor is an occult detective, myth researcher, and demon hunter who travels the world over to investigate the strange and the supernatural, aided by his assistant, Lakota Rainflower. Cocreated by writer Donald Glut in 1972—who also provides this volume’s insightful introduction—the character came into his own when artist Jesse Santos was assigned to Spektor’s ongoing comic-book series. In Doctor Spektor Archives Volume 2, you’ll discover the thrilling chronicles of a strange protector—a character who often breaks the fabled “fourth wall” to address readers directly while narrating disturbing tale after tale from his vast files. As a bonus treat for Spektor spawns and disciples.
• The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor (1960s comic-book series) #8-#12 plus, Spektor appearances from Spine-Tingling Tales #4, Mystery Comics Digest #10, #11, and #21, and Golden Comics Digest #25, #26, and #33.

REELART STUDIOS FRAZETTA’S DRACULA MEETS THE WOLFMAN STATUE
On sale Oct 27
Limited to 500 pieces
$285.00
Long noted for its fantastic sculptural interpretations of the late fantasy-art grandmaster Frank Frazetta’s work, ReelArt Studios as turned its talents to a new release that brings a ferocious encounter between two of the horror genre’s most iconic characters to ripping, frenzied life.
With its usual attention to detail, the team at ReelArt Studios has immortalized the climactic moment of a life-or-death battle royal.
Sculpted by Troy McDevitt, with subtle paint mastering by Joy and Tom Studios.

SINFEST: VIVA LA RESISTANCE
Tatsuya Ishida (W/A)
On sale Jan 5
b&w, 208 pages
$14.99
TPB, 8 1/4” x 9 3/4”
Sinfest is BACK, and better than ever! Viva la Resistance features over a year and a half of never-before-collected strips from the webcomic phenomenon that’s “head-and-shoulders above the rest [. . . and] superior to most print comic strips, too” (R. C. Harvey). What other series has had the chutzpah to make characters out of God, the Devil, Jesus, Buddha, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, and corrupt Wall Street CEOs? As the Onion’s AV Club remarked, Tatsuya Ishida’s Sinfest is “irreverent and playful . . . [crossing] lines that few cartoonists would dare toe.”
Widely acclaimed for both style and content, Sinfest is a frequent entry in critics’ “Best Comics of the Year” lists (The Comics Journal, MTV, Comics Reporter, Comics Worth Reading) and just hit its tenth year of serialization. Don’t miss it!
• An entire volume of never-before-collected strips, for the first time since 2005!
• Web traffic on sinfest.net averages 2.3 million unique visitors per month!

Fully painted art by Purge artist Chris Scalf!
STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES—JANGO AND BOBA FETT #4 (of 4)
Tom Taylor (W) and Chris Scalf (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 24
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Boba Fett is on a mission to uphold his father’s honor. But when a bounty is paid, and the crime lord who issued it still refuses to call off his vendetta, Boba Fett’s own sense of honor is offended. Forget about bounties; now there’s hell to pay!
Boba Fett takes on a crime lord. Check.
And the crime lord’s army of minions. Check.
And a giant, rampaging rancor. Check and double-check!

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES VOLUME 4—BLUE HARVEST
Mick Harrison (W), Douglas Wheatley (P/Cover), Dave McCaig (C), Chris Chuckry (C), and Dan Jackson (C)
On sale Nov 10
FC, 136 pages
$17.99
TPB, 7" x 10"
Three months after the events in Revenge of the Sith . . .
In a time when all Jedi are fugitives, surviving Jedi Dass Jennir is trying to live as an outlaw without actually becoming one. Accepting a job from a mysterious beauty, Jennir sets out to rid her town of a gang of slave runners. But when he finds that his employer hasn’t been completely honest with him, he begins to doubt the course she’s set him on. Outlaw or not, there’s one thing he knows for certain: he has vowed to save this town—and a Jedi never gives up!
Meanwhile, Darth Vader makes a discovery that has him questioning his own future and the plans of Emperor Palpatine. There are many questions and few answers in these dark times!
• Explore the uncharted Star Wars era between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope!
• Collects Star Wars: Dark Times #13–#17, and the prologue from Dark Times #0.

Meet a new kind of Jedi for a new era of Star Wars!
STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT—AFLAME #2 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Federico Dallocchio (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Joe Quinones (Cover)
On sale Nov 10
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Jedi Knight Kerra Holt thought she was prepared for anything that could happen on the volunteer mission that took her deep into Sith space. But now, trapped behind enemy lines, Kerra looks toward a life without the support of the Republic . . . and if her headstrong ways continue to lead her actions, she may end up without any support at all!
• The second issue in a brand-new series, with a brand-new hero, in an uncharted era of 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!

The galaxy united against the Sith Empire!
STAR WARS: LEGACY VOLUME 10—EXTREMES
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P/Cover), Dan Parsons (I), Brad Anderson (C), and Sean Cooke (Cover)
On sale Jan 5
FC, 104 pages
$15.99
TPB, 7" x 10"
One hundred thirty-three years after Luke Skywalker made his final stand against the Emperor and Darth Vader, the Galactic Alliance, Emperor-in-exile Roan Fel’s forces, and the reunited Jedi Order are finally ready to take on the Sith Empire. Everyone is out of hiding, and the battle lines have been drawn!
Cade Skywalker is back in action, as well—leading a personal vendetta against the Sith, and brought to the brink of having to accept his family legacy or deny it once and for all!
• Collects Star Wars: Legacy #47–#50.

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC #5—BLOOD OF THE EMPIRE part 2 (of 3)
Alexander Freed (W), Dave Ross (P), Mark McKenna (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Nov 3
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
The hunt for the emperor’s apprentice continues in this tale of Sith vs. Sith!
Proving his worth to the Dark Council by capturing Exal Kressh may be the end of young Sith Teneb Kel; and a brief encounter with his skilled prey brings some questions to the surface . . . Why would a loyal apprentice betray her emperor and the entire Sith Empire?
• Based on the highly anticipated MMOG from LucasArts and BioWare!
• Written by senior game writer Alexander Freed!
• The newest Star Wars era begins here!

SUPERSIZED: STRANGE TALES FROM A FAST-FOOD CULTURE
Morgan Spurlock (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Lukas Ketner (A), Ron Chan (A), Tony Millionaire (A), Lucas Marangon (A), and Ron English (Cover)
On sale Jan 26
FC, 88 pages
$12.99
HC, 6" x 9"
Do you dare find out what’s happening behind the counters of your neighborhood fast- food joint?  Then grab a bucket and dive into one of the creepiest graphic novels of the year! Supersized: Strange Tales from a Fast Food Culture is an entertaining—and at times gut-wrenching—series of stories focusing on America’s ubiquitous and potentially destructive fast-food culture. A perfect companion to Super Size Me, the graphic novel bridges the gaps between humor, fact, and heart, while peering behind the scenes of the fast-food world. 
Written by Morgan Spurlock with writer Jeremy Barlow and drawn by a variety of creators, Supersized: Strange Tales from a Fast-Food Culture is an original-graphic-novel companion that expands on some of the bizarre stories not featured in the Academy Award-nominated film.

The mind-blowing finale!
THE TERMINATOR: 1984 #3 (of 3)
Zack Whedon (W), Andy MacDonald (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Nov 24
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
The future of humanity seems more uncertain than ever as Kyle and Ben are forced to battle an entirely new Terminator threat alongside a very pregnant Sarah Connor! It’s the blowout conclusion to Zack Whedon and Andy MacDonald’s inspired reimagining of the original Terminator saga!
“The formula of Whedon and MacDonald working together on this title pays off . . . giving us everything we could want out of a Terminator story.”
—Comic Attack

TROUBLEMAKER T-SHIRTS
On sale Oct 27
Troublemaker T-shirt
Barnaby and Hooker Running
White, women’s T-shirt
S-XL
$24.99
Troublemaker T-shirt
Beans
White, women’s T-shirt
S-XL
$24.99
Troublemaker T-shirt
Logo with Palm Trees
White, women’s T-shirt
S-XL
$24.99
Dark Horse continues its line of products based on the highly anticipated graphic- novel series Troublemaker, by Janet and Alex Evanovich. Featuring the favorite characters and stars of the show, Barnaby and Hooker, and their mischievous dog, Beans, the designs reflect the spirit of the series.
Incorporating great art by Joëlle Jones, the three compelling designs are a must have for Janet Evanovich fans!

Where Humans are more deadly than Dinosaurs!
TUROK, SON OF STONE #2 (of 4)
Jim Shooter (W), Eduardo Francisco (A), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Nov 24
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Swept through a cataclysmic rift in space-time to a timeless land where dinosaurs rampage and wonders abound, Native Americans Turok and young Andar struggle to survive. The invincible wizard-warrior Thunder-Hand leads the army of the Aztec god-king Maxtla against the proud, fierce Panther Warriors, mowing them down like wheat before the scythe. Maxtla’s bloodthirsty warriors overrun the tree fortress of the Panther People, where Turok and Andar have been taken. The invaders seize Andar, and Thunder-Hand has his sights on the alluring Aasta, goddess of the Panther People. Standing in Thunder-Hand’s way is Turok, Aasta’s champion, protector . . . and lover?
Written by industry legend Jim Shooter and illustrated by Eduardo Francisco!

USAGI YOJIMBO #132 and #133: TAIKO Parts 1 and 2
Stan Sakai (W/A)
On sale Oct 27
b&w, 24 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
On sale Nov 24
b&w, 24 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
These issues form both halves of “Taiko,” a special double-issue story line. A group of drought-stricken farmers commission an enormous taiko drum to show their devotion to the gods, and pray for rain. But the bloodthirsty Red Scorpion Gang threatens to destroy the drum unless the farmers pay up, so the farmers must turn to rabbit ronin Usagi to protect the drum, lest they face starvation from drought! When the Red Scorpion Gang burns down the farmers’ temple and the drum is in jeopardy, Usagi must figure out how to rescue it and fight the Red Scorpions at the same time, or all is lost!
• Special double-issue story line makes a great introduction to Usagi Yojimbo for new readers!
• Issue #123 of this Eisner Award-winning series was nominated for the 2010 Eisner for Best Single Issue!

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