Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for product shipping December, 2001

Thu, August 30th, 2001 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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


The first chapter in the surreal life of Ancient Joe draws to a close! Joe finds himself face to face with a roadblock on the road to his wife's salvation that he hoped he wouldn't have to encounter: El Diablo! But is the legendary devil of Latin America all he's cracked up to be - or just the most neurotic personality Joe has yet to face? Ghosts, brimstone, mystery, and rum flavor the tall drink of water that is Ancient Joe #3, wrapped in fully painted covers, but the sentiment in this surreal tale is what will make the readers' journey all worthwhile. (Dark Horse Maverick title)


On sale December 26


b&w, 24 pg (3 of 3) . . . $3.50

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


A hijacked Angel comes to grips with his past - figuratively and literally - as he finally learns the depth of the connection between himself and Perfect Zheng. Will either survive their deadly dance ten thousand feet above Los Angeles? Don't miss the stunning conclusion of this four-part Angel event, written by Brett Matthews and series creator Joss Whedon, and featuring pencils by comics sensation Mel Rubi (Witchblade / Aliens / Darkness / Predator: Mindhunter).


On sale December 12


FC, 32pg (4 of 4) (Rubi cover) . . . $2.99


FC, 32pg (4 of 4) (Photo cover) . . . $2.99

ARTS FESTIVAL POSTERS
by WILL EISNER, PAUL CHADWICK, TONY MILLIONAIRE, and FRANCISCO RUIZ VELASCO


During the third week of June 2001, Dark Horse Comics co-sponsored "Comics: An Original American Art Form," as part of the annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon. In addition to a huge display of original comics art, this celebration of comics featured speakers Will Eisner, Harlan Ellison, and Paul Chadwick. To publicize the show, Dark Horse published four full-color posters, one each by Will Eisner (The Spirit), Paul Chadwick (Concrete), Tony Millionaire (Sock Monkey), and Francisco Ruiz Velasco (Battle Gods). Each poster measures 24" x 32" and is printed on heavy stock.


Now, Dark Horse is making these rare works of art available to comics fans everywhere. Pick your favorite(s) or buy one of each, but hurry before they're all gone!


On sale December 5


FC, 24" x 32" (The Spirit) . . . $10.00 (each)


FC, 24" x 32" (Concrete) . . . $10.00 (each)


FC, 24" x 32" (Battle Gods) . . . $10.00 (each)


FC, 24" x 32" (Sock Monkey) . . . $10.00 (each)

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL MANJI DELUXE ACTION FIGURE
We are pleased to follow up the smash hit MegaHouse super deluxe 12" figures of Lone Wolf and Cub with another fantastic release - Manji from Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal. This is the main character from the Eisner Award-Winning saga. The figure comes complete with a hancrafted cloth costume, removable sandals, eight different swords and other samurai weapons that we see in the story. The Manji figure is hyper-articulated and represents the state of the art of both dollmaking and action figure construction. Only 400 of these figures have been created. We are fortunate to have secured 100 of them for our customers.


On sale February 27


12" tall, packaged in a window box complete with instruction booklet . . . $PI


(This will be sold at a net price to retailers of $195.00)

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL #63: HUSK (one-shot)
by HIROAKI SAMURA; produced by STUDIO PROTEUS


Anotsu's trip to Kaga has taken an unexpected and unpleasant turn. Ibane, the head of the Shingyoto-ryu sword school, may be a master martial artist - but it's becoming increasingly clear that he has some trouble with telling the truth. Anotsu can't deny that Ibane's men are worth adding to his Itto-ryu gang, and that Ibane's daughter Hisoka holds a strange, seductive attraction.


FOR MATURE READERS


On sale December 12


b&w, 32pg (one-shot) . . . $2.99

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #40: LITTLE MONSTERS part 1 (of 3)
by TOM FASSBENDER, JIM PASCOE, CLIFF RICHARDS, and JOE PIMENTEL; cover by JEFF MATSUDA


Buffy's mom is dead. Emotions in the Scooby gang are running high, and lots of little things are causing lots of little problems. Somehow, the fight against the forces of darkness doesn't seem so crucial, anymore. Somebody should have told that to the three deformed, green demon-children that decide to drop by Buffy's house unannounced.


On sale December 26


FC, 32pg (1 of 3) (Matsuda cover) . . . $2.99


FC, 32pg (1 of 3) (Photo cover) . . . $2.99

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: CREATURES OF HABIT GSA
by TOM FASSBENDER, JIM PASCOE, PAUL LEE, and BRIAN HORTON


You're invited to the sickest party in Sunnydale. DJs will be mixing up some body- moving grooves, smart drinks will be available at the bar, and we'll be giving up a virgin sacrifice for the blood goddess. An old friend of Spike is in town, and he's getting every teenager in Sunnydale to trip the light fantastic at some very special, underground raves. He has a plan that could mean big things for vampires everywhere, and Spike agrees to help him out. Everyone who is anyone is rolling at these after-hour parties, including a whole posse of vampires. Buffy and the Scooby gang are going out and getting down to put an end to what's become a euphoric feeding frenzy for some the baddest baddies in town.


On sale January 30


SC, 96pg, FC . . . $17.95

Buffy TV writer Jane Espenson returns with a sensational miniseries!


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: HAUNTED #1 (of 4)
by JANE ESPENSON, CLIFF RICHARDS, and JULIO FERREIRA; cover by CLIFF RICHARDS


It's only been a couple days since graduation Buffy's lost Angel, and now she's losing two of her best friends. Cordelia is moving to L.A. to become an actress and Xander's getting ready to depart for parts unknown. The whole Scooby gang has to deal with all this emotional junk. Meanwhile, signs of Faith stir among the charred rubble of what used to be Sunnydale High. It seems that the ghost of one of Buffy's recently deceased enemies has a bone to pick with her. How can Buffy kill something that's already dead?


On sale December 19


FC, 32pg (Richards cover) (1 of 4) . . . $2.99


FC, 32pg (Photo cover) (1 of 4) . . . $2.99

CANNON GOD EXAXXION #2: STAGE 1 part 2 (of 8)
by KENICHI SONODA; produced by STUDIO PROTEUS


You would be in shock, too! Let's see, the Earth was taken over by what seemed to be a kindly, co-existing race of aliens; your perverted, genius grandfather, whom you have not seen in years, shows up to deliver a sexy android AND an integrated, armored gun-suit for your personal use; and it's just in time, because a ball-shaped robot with razor blade arms has just sliced through a wall like soft butter. What to do? Well, how about kicking some robotic alien butt? Sound good? It is. From Gunsmith Cats creator, Kenichi Sonoda, comes a tale of vicious betrayal and youthful determination - not to mention sexy androids, crazy techno-violence, and giant robots with the power to destroy huge battleships in the blink of an eye.


FOR MATURE READERS


On sale December 19


b&w, 24pg (2 of 8) . . . $2.99

CLASSIC COMIC CHARACTERS #29: ALLEY OOP STATUE
V. T. Hamlin's prehistoric cave-man, Alley Oop, was a denizen of the Kingdom of Moo. Ruled under the inept hands of King Guzzle and his nagging wife Queen Umpateedle, the kingdom is beset with enemies, both from within and without. Fortunately, Alley Oop and dinosaur mount Dinny are there to save the day. Sculpted by Yoe! Studios, this statue comes packaged in a full-color tin box with pinback button and booklet as extras. This piece is limited to only 600 numbered copies, so allocation may occur.


On sale February 6


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

DARK HORSE EXTRA #42
Tis' the season to pick up Dark Horse Extra! Nothing says "Seasons Greetings" like a strip from the upcoming BPRD series, inspired by the pages of Mike Mignola's Hellboy! Have a Happy Groo Year with the hilarious one-shot from Sergio Aragonés! And why not chase that eggnog with a little caffiene? Don't miss the conclusion of Shannon Wheeler's Too Much Coffee Man! Plus, get the dish on every upcoming Dark Horse December title and the latest news from www.darkhorse.com. Celebrate good tidings with the December Dark Horse Extra!


On sale December 5


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

THE DIRTY PAIR: RUN FROM THE FUTURE TP
by ADAM WARREN and RYAN KINNAIRD


The Lovely Angels are back, and cybercreeps of the universe had better be on their best behavior...for all the good it'll do 'em! Professional "Trouble Consultants" Kei and Yuri travel to Nimkasi Habitat, a remote crime-plagued space colony located beyond the civilized confines of the United Galactica. Given 100 minutes to extradite 50 assorted terrorists and technocriminals from this deep-space hellhole, the Dirty Pair plan to clean


the CPU clocks of all available gangsters, thugs, and swindlers - and still have time to polish their bikinis! Based on the popular animated series from Japan, The Dirty Pair is packed with crazed action, cyber-punk ambience, and side-splitting laughs, courtesy of writer/artist Adam Warren, whose dazzling, manga-influenced art and rapid-fire pop-culture satire have gained legions of fans in the West and widespread critical acceptance in Japan. Includes special bonus story, "Start the Violence," plus a pinup gallery featuring Adam Warren and guest artists Adam Hughes, Bruce Timm, Brian Stelfreeze, and Humberto Ramos.


On sale January 2


SC, 136pg, b&w . . . $14.95

GRENDEL: WAR CHILD TP
created & written by MATT WAGNER


illustrated by PAT McEOWN


Back in print after most of a decade, Matt Wagner's Eisner Award-winning tale of the post-holocaust Grendel-ruled planet in ruins remains vital and entertaining. The Grendel-Khan, Orion Assante, is dead, leaving his only son as heir, a political pawn for the Khan's widow. The passing of the Khan, the military ruler of the earth, left the world warrior society in fragments, the once-controlled planet shattered into rival clans and apocalyptic zombies. But the Khan left a paladin behind to protect his only son from political ping-pong, a half-man, half-machine weapon of ultimate destruction: Grendel-Prime! Upon kidnapping the rightful heir from his mother's "protection," Prime begins a high-speed chase, ending the lives of many and ultimately deciding the fate of the tattered world. As it did when first printed, Grendel: War Child features dynamic pencils by Patrick McEown and dynamic colors by Bernie Mireault. Additionally, this new printing will feature a brand new painted cover by Grendel creator Wagner himself. Vivat Grendel! (Dark Horse Maverick title)


FOR MATURE READERS


On sale December 5


SC, 304pg, FC . . . $24.95

GROO: DEATH AND TAXES #1 (of 4)
created & illustrated by SERGIO ARAGONÉS


written by SERGIO ARAGONÉS & MARK EVANIER


The three most inevitable things in the world are death, taxes and another Groo miniseries from Dark Horse. This one is about the other two: Groo and his loyal pooch Rufferto encounter a king who is forever raising the cost of living and an undertaker who drives up the cost of dying. The Eisner-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier do it again . whatever "it" is. (Dark Horse Maverick title)


On sale December 26


FC, 32 pg (1 of 4) . . . $2.99

GROO: MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD TP
created & illustrated by SERGIO ARAGONÉS


written by SERGIO ARAGONÉS & MARK EVANIER


There's no accounting for taste. That must be why so many accountants are buying Groo collections! This trade paperback collects the latest and greatest adventures of Groo, the world's stupidest barbarian. In a savage land of another era, a goodly segment of the world has long been under the heavy thumb of the evil, power-mad despot known as Pipil Khan. The tyrant wants nothing more than to name an heir and shuck his mortal coil, but one thing stands in his way: Groo! It seems Khan just can't rest easy until Groo is out of the way. He'll give his kingdom to the one of his sons who can accomplish this. One of them has a foolproof plan how to do it. Unfortunately for him, it may be that no plan is foolproof enough to thwart Groo. EisnerAward-winning cartoonist Sergio Aragonés and "World's Greatest Soccer Mom" Award-winning wordsmith Mark Evanier bring you more moronic mayhem from the barbarian who made "mulch" a household word. (Dark Horse Maverick title)


On sale January 23


SC, 112pg, FC . . . $13.95

JOSS WHEDON'S FRAY #6 (of 8)
by JOSS WHEDON, KARL MOLINE, and ANDY OWENS;


cover by KARL MOLINE


After a crushing turn of events, Melaka's back on her feet, taking the fight into the pits of the city, the rat-infested warren she calls home. But are these street-urchin vamps behind the recent murder that set Fray over the edge? Entertainment Weekly made Fray Winner of the Week when it debuted, helping the first printing of the book to sell out. As Joss Whedon and his art team of Karl Moline, Andy Owens, and Dave Stewart take Fray into its last act, comics readers are in for all the twists and turns they've come to expect from Joss's TV shows.


On sale December 5


FC, 32pg (6 of 8) . . . $2.99

LONE WOLF AND CUB VOL. 17: THE WILL OF THE FANG TP
by KAZUO KOIKE and GOSEKI KOJIMA;


cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ


The epic journey of Ogami Itto and Daigoro continues in this stunning volume! A female yakuza and her band are ordered to catch Lone Wolf and Cub, but the authorities aren't counting on a woman's heart. Meanwhile, the Yagyu have called in Japan's most deadly bounty hunters, and offer an even greater reward - can the Lone Wolf trust anyone around him, when the lure of wealth tempts even seemingly harmless peasant folk? And with Daigoro feverish and near death's door, can Lone Wolf and Cub make it through a winter gale to safety?

  • Still the best-selling graphic-novel series in the U.S.!

  • Winner of the Harvey and Eisner Awards for "Best Presentation of Foreign Material"!

  • At only $9.95 for 320 pages, still one of the best deals in comics!


    FOR MATURE READERS


    On sale January 30


    SC, 320pg, b&w, 4" x 6" . . . $9.95

    OH MY GODDESS! PART XI #5: MYSTERY CHILD part 3 (of 8)
    by KOSUKE FUJISHIMA; produced by STUDIO PROTEUS


    This "mystery child" seems like such a darling little boy - but as far as Keiichi is concerned, this flaxen-haired boy is a boyfriend's worst nightmare! Not only is this kid getting to go to sleep with Belldandy, but he's going to take a bath with her! Keiichi's nightmare is only beginning, as the boy invades Belldandy's dreams to get her to remember him.


    On sale December 5


    b&w, 32pg (3 of 8) . . . $2.99

    PLANET OF THE APES #4: BLOODLINES part 1 (of 3)
    BY DAN ABNETT, IAN EDGINTON, and POP MHAN; cover by GUY DAVIS


    The quest for answers continues, as Esau, Seneca, Attar, and Crow flee from the vicious pursuit of Scarak and his ape soldiers. When they make a stand in a snowy forest, all seems lost as one of them is severely wounded and left for dead, and the others are quickly outnumbered. A mysterious forest legend, a warrior in black armor, may provide a rescue.but will he be saving our heroes for a worse fate? The "Bloodlines" story arc begins here, as new Apes co-writer Dan Abnett (Legion Lost) joins the team and unearths even more bone-chilling mysteries!


    On sale December 5


    FC, 32pg (1 of 3) (Davis cover) . . . $2.99


    FC, 32pg (1 of 3) (Photo cover) . . . $2.99

    POP-OUT PEOPLE
    Futurama! Simpsons!

    Dark Horse continues its line of fun Pop-Out PeopleTM!


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


    On sale January 30

    The crew is sent to deliver a package to the Planet Trisol, where Fry accidentally drinks the planet's emperor. According to Trisolian custom, Fry is promptly made the new emperor. Fry takes the coronation oath, and is nearly killed by a mob of angry Trisolians when they discover that the previous emperor is still alive in Fry's stomach. At the last minute, Fry is rescued by Leela, but must endure a severe beating in order to force the old emperor out of his body through his tear ducts.


    Futurama #6: "My Three Suns" episode


    FC, pop-out characters . . .$2.99 (each)

    It's the violentest place on Earth! Things go from mayhem to morbid when the Simpsons visit Itchy and Scratchy Land! Homer and Bart are arrested for assaulting the park's costumed characters, and Marge has to bail them out of the park jail. Then the Simpsons must do battle with an army of Itchy and Scratchy robots run amok, until Lisa discovers the secret behind their deadly demeanor!


    Simpsons #6: "Itchy and Scratchy Land" episode


    FC, pop-out characters . . .$2.99 (each)

    SIN CITY 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    created, written, & illustrated by FRANK MILLER


    In commemoration of Sin City's 10th birthday, we present this handsome, hardcover edition of the first Sin City collection. Limited to a run of only 500 slipcased and shrink-wrapped sets, this collection will include a beautifully bound printing of the first, self-titled Sin City tome, along with an additional 64-page, spiral-bound collection of never-before-seen preliminary sketches and pencil layouts from all the various Sin City series, and a signed, high-quality, framable print of Frank Miller's ultimate antihero, Marv - who's hard as a rock and wrapped tighter than the bodies at the city morgue. This exclusive anniversary package is a once-in-a-lifetime collectible. (Dark Horse Maverick title)


    On sale December 19


    b&w, 208 pg, w/framable print and 64pg sketchbook . . . $175

    TONY MILLIONAIRE'S SOCK MONKEY DOLL
    Sock Monkey has continued to delight an ever-growing army of fans, so we have asked ourselves: where the heck is an actual Sock Monkey with the distinctive styling of Gabby? The answer? Right here at Dark Horse! We have commissioned a special edition of a real Sock Monkey! This satrical simian is a full 22" from the top of his hat to his toes. Comes with a custom color hang tag that quickly sets the Millionaire monkey apart from the pedestrian crowd of "regular" sock monkey dolls you might have seen elsewhere. Gadzooks! Accept no imitations.


    On sale December 12


    22" plush doll . . . $19.99

    SPYBOY VOL. 4: BOMB APPETITE TP
    by PETER DAVID, POP MHAN, SUNNY LEE, and NORMAN LEE; cover by POP MHAN


    SpyBoy is comics' newest teen superhero with a curfew. Or, super-spy to be exact. This volume takes SpyBoy, a.k.a. Alex Fleming, on his most dangerous missions to date. Flying high above ground, he faces a death-defying plummet with bad guys hot on his tail, and nothing but a handful of new super-spy gadgets to save him. If he survives, he'll have his hands full with the shark-like Slackjaw. So where the dickens is his cute-but-deadly partner, Bombshell? She's fighting for her own life in an action-fueled chase through the desert sands of the Middle East. Then it's off to the hyper-sensory streets of Tokyo and the debut of Japan's own teen spy...SpyGirl! All of Bombshell's incendiary expertise still may not be a match for this cunning young martial arts master!


    On sale January 9


    SC, 88pg, FC . . . $9.95

    STAR WARS #37: THE STARK HYPERSPACE WAR part 2 (of 4)
    by JOHN OSTRANDER, DAVIDÉ FABBRI, and CHRISTIAN DALLA VECCHIA; cover by JON FOSTER


    Iaco Stark has cut off the hyperspace lanes to Republic ships and the remnants of the Republic Army and Navy are stranded with the Jedi Tyvokka, Plo Koon, Adi Gallia, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Obi-Wan Kenobi on Troiken. Meanwhile, Tholme and his Padawan discover the truth about the scarcity of bacta. The worst is yet to come in this installment of the Stark Hyperspace War.


    On sale December 26


    FC, 32pg (2 of 4) . . . $2.99

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


    The exciting finale to a series bridging the events between Star Wars: Episode I and Episode II! A disguised Obi-Wan Kenobi infiltrates the slaver Krayn's spice factories on Nar Shaddaa to free his Padawan. Amidst the processing of spice and cruel working conditions, Anakin befriends some slaves and plants seeds of revolt. Imprisoned and forming an alliance with the mysterious Siri, Anakin's only hope for freedom lies in his ability to convince his fellow slaves that Krayn's rule over the spice factories can be shattered by the unity of the masses. Art by fan-favorite Pop Mhan (SpyBoy)!


    On sale December 12


    FC, 32pg (4 of 4) . . . $2.99

    STAR WARS TALES #10
    featuring GARTH ENNIS, JOHN MCCREA, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, CHRISTIAN READ, CHRIS SLANE, MIKE KENNEDY, FRANCISCO RUIZ VELASCO and others; cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU


    Ever wondered what it would be like to be a stormtrooper? Working for the Empire, never sure where you're going next, following orders without question, ready to lay down your life for the Emperor? Writer Garth Ennis (Preacher, Hitman) and penciller John McCrea (Hitman, Superboy) take us on a journey that shows in agonizing detail what it's like for those troops in white. Also in this issue are New Zealand newcomers Christian Read and Chris Slane offering the story of a Sith Lord, a lightsaber, and a bit of innovation... This and MUCH, MUCH more in an all-new, action-packed Star Wars Tales!


    On sale December 12


    FC, 64pg (Francis Yu cover) . . . $5.99


    FC, 64pg (Photo cover) . . . $5.99

    STAR WARS: TALES VOL. 1
    featuring RON MARZ, CLAUDIO CASTELLINI, TIM ZAHN, PETER DAVID, KILIAN PLUNKETT, JOHN OSTRANDER, JAN DUURSEMA, RICK LEONARDI, DAVE COOPER, and others; cover by TSUNEO SANDA


    Collecting the first four issues of the quarterly anthology smash sensation, Star Wars Tales contains thrilling stories featuring Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Emperor Palpatine, C-3PO, R2-D2, Lando Calrissian and a cast of thousands! Tales explores every corner of the Star Wars galaxy and keeps readers coming back for more! Star Wars Tales Volume I is sure to delight fans both young and old!

  • Star Wars Tales features the world's greatest comics creators and their spins on the Star Wars saga!


    On sale January 2


    SC, 224pg, FC . . . $19.95

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


    The stunning Elseworlds series by Chuck Dixon (Robin) and Carlos Meglia (Star Wars: Underworld) comes to its heated, action-fueled conclusion! Kal-El, Lord of the Apes, and gentleman adventurer John Greystoke find the magnificent Lost City of Opar.and are about to fulfill their true destinies! Along with Metropolis reporter Lois Lane and her street-smart friend Jane Clayton, our legendary heroes court unspeakable danger.possibly more than they can handle. In the city ruled by the sinister seductress, La, it's wise to watch your back! When Kal-El's life is threatened by a mysterious meteorite, Greystoke faces a lesson in nobility that will affect the very core of his being. Both heroes will be changed forever.if they survive!


    On sale December 19


    FC, 32pg (3 of 3) . . . $2.99

    USAGI YOJIMBO #53
    created, written, & illustrated by STAN SAKAI


    In feudal Japan, when a samurai had a justifiable reason for revenge, the government could issue an adauchi, official consent for vigilante justice. In this issue of Usagi Yojimbo, our sword-wielding hare encounters just such a samurai on the hunt for four ronin who killed his father. But unfortunately for the angry son, three of the renegade samurai have joined a vicious gang. With the help of Usagi's twin swords of fury, the son might have half a chance, but these guys are one tough bunch. Will Usagi and the young samurai make it out alive? Has Usagi made another one of his brash decisions in helping the young man? Catch the action in Usagi Yojimbo #53! (Dark Horse Maverick title)


    On sale December 19


    b&w, 24pg . . . $2.99

    WHAT'S MICHAEL? VOLUME 5: MICHAEL'S FAVORITE SPOT TP
    by MAKOTO KOBAYASHI; produced by STUDIO PROTEUS


    Winner of a New York Library Book Award and a Parents' Choice Award and described by Wizard magazine as "Japan's version of Garfield, Heathcliff, and Krazy Kat all rolled into one," What's Michael? is one of manga's most delightful exports to the States, a one-of-a-kind blend of screwball fantasy mixed with slice-of-life hilarity that has audiences on both sides of the world rolling in the aisles. You've seen comics and you've seen cats, but you've never seen anything quite like What's Michael?


    "You know how kittens are so cute you want to put them in your mouth? This book is just that cute. But it's too big to put in your mouth." - Shannon Wheeler, Too Much Coffee Man


    On sale January 16


    SC, 88pg, b&w. . . $8.95

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