Dark Horse Solicitations for May, 2007

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Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping May, 2007. Discuss these solicitations here on CBR's Indie Comics Forum and tell fellow fans what you're picking up!

Dark Horse Solicitations - Last Six Months

ALIENS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1


MARK VERHEIDEN (W), MARK A. NELSON (A), DEN BEAUVAIS (A), and SAM KIETH (A)
On sale July 11

FC, 384 pages

$24.95

TPB, 6" x 9"

Dark Horse Comics took the industry by storm with its release of Aliens, a comics series that for the first time captured the power of film source material and expanded its universe in a way that fans applauded worldwide. Now, the first three Dark Horse Aliens series-Outbreak, Nightmare Asylum, and Female War-are collected in a value-priced, quality-format omnibus, featuring nearly four hundred story pages in full color. Written by screen and television scribe Mark Verheiden (The Mask, Battlestar Gallactica) and illustrated with consummate skill by Mark A. Nelson, Den Beauvais, and Sam Kieth, Aliens Omnibus Vol. 1 is an essential piece of the Aliens mythos and a great entry point into the storied Dark Horse Aliens library.

  • The Aliens Omnibus Volume 1 arrives in time to tap the massive interest in the major motion picture Aliens vs. Predator 2 coming in December 2007!

  • Aliens Omnibus Volume 1 contains 384 full-color, monster pages for only $24.95!

    APPLESEED BOOK 3: THE SCALES OF PROMETHEUS (3RD EDITION)
    SHIROW MASAMUNE (W/A)
    On sale July 4

    b&w, 216 pages

    $14.95

    TPB, 8 _" x 5 3/4"

    Life seems ideal within the utopian confines of Olympus, a shining beacon in a post-World War III wasteland, but perfection is always an illusion. Stalking the ruins of New York City is Artemis, a renegade, flesh-eating bioroid (enhanced artificial human) carrying data critical to the future of Olympus, and the elite ESWAT is sent in to tranq her and bring her back to Olympus. But when Artemis recovers during transit, the powerful combat bioroid brings down the transport ship and escapes into Olympus. ESWAT agents Deunan and Briareos are dispatched to bring in the feral Artemis, but will they emerge as heroes . . . or lunch?

  • Shirow is well-known and critically acclaimed internationally, and is responsible for numerous classic anime/manga titles, such as Appleseed, Dominion, Ghost in the Shell, Orion, and Black Magic.

  • Produced in the authentic right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan.

    BERSERK VOLUME 18
    KENTARO MIURA (W/A)
    On sale July 25

    b&w, 240 pages

    $13.95

    TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"

    Hell has broken loose in the kingdom of Midland. On the death of Midland's king comes invasion, demonic forces seem to be on the rise, underground pagan cults are running wild, and the church is busily rounding up and teaching heretics the errors of their ways. While Guts is busy testing out his newly repaired sword on the invaders, his former captain and lover, Casca, her mind wrecked by her unholy tryst with the demon lord, has fallen in with a rough crowd who don't exactly wish her well. But she, like Guts, is marked with the Brand of Sacrifice, and her abusers may soon find themselves face-to-face with the unholy abominations that are inexorably drawn to the Brand!

    Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is an unstoppable manga avalanche, an overwhelming epic of unbridled action, unsettling horror, and uncivil humor that has crushed both friend and foe alike in its relentless path of destruction. No pain, no gain!

  • Dark Horse has sold over a quarter-million copies of the first thirteen volumes of Berserk.

  • Each volume comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.

    BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL #125: BAREFOOT part 4 (of 5)
    HIROAKI SAMURA (W/A)
    On sale May 9

    b&w, 32 pages

    $2.99

    Ongoing

    Da and Rin finally realize that they have something very strange in common! They begin a heated exchange over the existence of the murderous Itt-ry sword school before being interrupted by a clue that literally begs for their attention. Sounds odd? It is . . . and we won't be giving anything away here! As Da and Rin come across a huge, horrific breakthrough in their quest to find Isaku and Manji, crazy Doc Burando revels in his newfound power. Imprisoned in an underground torture chamber deep below Edo Castle, Manji doesn't know what's worse, having his mystical bloodworms and healing powers tested every day or-as a "captive audience"-having to listen to Burando's insane rants on modern medicine and immortality. Enjoy an episode of discoveries and heartache, as Samura's two powerhouse heroines reach a major turning point that will change their relationship forever!

  • 2006 Eagle Award winner for "Favourite Manga Title"

  • Winner of Japan's prestigious Media Arts Award and America's own Will Eisner Award.

  • Sixteen volumes of this modern classic available in the Dark Horse backlist!

    B.P.R.D.: GARDEN OF SOULS #3 (of 5)
    MIKE MIGNOLA (W/Cover), JOHN ARCUDI (W), GUY DAVIS (A), and DAVE STEWART (C)
    On sale May 9

    FC, 32 pages

    $2.99

    Miniseries

    During his desperate search for Abe, Daimio discovers a plot that could shake the foundations of the earth. Meanwhile, Abe's reunion with figures from his past turns sour when he reveals that he remembers almost nothing of his previous life as Langdon Caul. Back at B.P.R.D. headquarters, Johann, Kate, and Liz discuss the implications of Daimio's own hidden history.

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3
    JOSS WHEDON (W), GEORGES JEANTY (P), ANDY OWENS (I), DAVE STEWART (C), and JO CHEN (Cover)
    On sale May 2

    FC, 32 pages

    $2.99

    Ongoing

    With Buffy incapacitated, Amy the witch has taken the opportunity to-get this-lay siege with an army of the undead. Willow takes her on in a witches' battle royal as hundreds of Slayers defend their Scottish citadel, but without the kiss of true love, Buffy will be out of commission indefinitely-with an unwelcome familiar face, and an image you won't soon forget.

    Buffy creator Joss Whedon brings Buffy back to Dark Horse in this direct follow-up to Season Seven of the smash-hit TV series.

  • Joss Whedon writes Season 8! Only available at Dark Horse!

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1
    JOSS WHEDON (W), FABIAN NICIEZA (W), CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN (W), DAN BRERETON (W), SCOTT LOBDELL (W), PAUL LEE (W/A), ERIC POWELL (A), JOE BENNETT (A), CLIFF RICHARDS (A), HECTOR GOMEZ (A), and WILL CONRAD (A)
    On sale July 18

    FC, 320 pages

    $24.95

    TPB, 6" x 9"

    The definitive comics collection of all things Buffy starts here. This first massive volume begins at the beginning-The Origin, a faithful adaptation of creator Joss Whedon's original screenplay for the film that started it all. The newly chosen Slayer's road to Sunnydale continues in Viva Las Buffy and Slayer, Interrupted. Next, Sunnydale, the Scoobies, and an English librarian lead the way into Season One continuity. Plus, The Goon creator Eric Powell provides pencils to "All's Fair," featuring Spike and Drusilla at the 1933 World's Fair.

    The smash TV hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer led to nearly a decade of comics at Dark Horse-including multiple specials, one-shots, and guest miniseries. This omnibus series is the ultimate compilation of the Buffy comics Dark Horse has published, and runs along the TV series' timeline. A fitting companion to Whedon's comics-based relaunch of the show.

    CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 12: THE BEAST KING OF ABOMBI AND OTHER STORIES
    ROY THOMAS (W), JOHN BUSCEMA (A), ERNIE CHAN (A), and SAL BUSCEMA (A)
    On sale July 4

    FC, 168 pages

    $16.95

    TPB, 7" x 10"

    Conan and Blit, Queen of the Black Coast, reunite with their pirate crew aboard the Tigress only to be drawn into the vermin-infested swamps of Stygia. In the dark depths of this haunted land, they battle for their lives amidst stately pleasure gardens transformed into treacherous dens of deceit. There, a twisted beast-king reigns supreme, his hordes of abominations descending mercilessly upon the Cimmerian and his lover. Together, the two shall face monstrous man-crabs and a sultry sea-witch, but when an ancient secret is unleashed it means only one thing for a member of their heroic party-death!

  • Featuring ten more issues from the famed Roy Thomas/John Buscema run on Conan the Barbarian, stories showcasing Conan's adventures with Blit the She-Pirate, one of Robert E. Howard's most powerful and beloved female characters.

  • Since acquiring the Conan license in 2004, Dark Horse has sold over 75,000 copies of their new Conan stories and over 100,000 of the reprints!

    CHUNCHU: THE GENOCIDE FIEND
    KIM SUNG-JAE (W) and KIM BYUNG-JIN (A)
    On sale July 25

    b&w, 208 pages

    $10.95

    TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 3/8"

    In a time of chaos and war, a godforsaken era, twin sons are born to an emperor. But legend states that the son of the emperor shall be born a demon! But twins? Who is the demon, and who shall reign as emperor?

    Chunchu is the story of a young man saved from death by his mother, banished by his people, hunted by his brother, and tortured by the demons within. Living and fighting with a low-born warrior tribe who can never trust him, Chunchu lives a life of blood and violence, every day a struggle to survive. But something mysterious lurks within his cold exterior, something that could be awakened by the touch of a woman.

  • Dark Horse is proud to continue our Korean manhwa publishing program with this exciting series by Kim Sung-Jae and Kim Byung-Jin.

  • Presented in the original left-to-right manhwa format, with FX intact and overlaid.

  • Manhwa of the Year in Korea-2003.

  • Best Manhwa export-2005. Licensed to over ten countries.

    CLASSIC PEANUTS CHARACTERS #8: WOODSTOCK
    On sale July 18

    5" tall, limited to 1200 pieces

    Includes booklet and button

    $39.95

    Inspired by "syroco" sculptures that were popular in the 1930s and 40s, the ten new Peanuts statuettes from Dark Horse are designed and manufactured in a style consistent with the earlier figures. This month we feature the eighth statue in the series-Woodstock. Produced in a limited edition of hand-numbered copies, the figure is fully painted and ready to display.

    CONAN #40
    TIMOTHY TRUMAN (W), PAUL LEE (P), DAVE STEWART (C), CARY NORD (Cover), and RICHARD ISANOVE (Cover)
    On sale May 16

    FC, 32 pages

    $2.99

    Ongoing

    Two Wizards and a Funeral:

    King Conan has vanquished the forces of Koth and slain the cruel wizard Tsotha. But the barbarian king learns too late that severing a wizard's head makes him no less dangerous when Tsotha returns with a new and deadly ally: Conan's ancient foe, Thoth-amon!

    Writer Timothy Truman, penciller Paul Lee, and returning colorist Dave Stewart offer an oft-requested peek into Conan's years as King of Aquilonia in this direct follow-up to Robert E. Howard's "The Scarlet Citadel."

    CONAN AND THE MIDNIGHT GOD #5 (of 5)
    JOSHUA DYSART (W), WILL CONRAD (P), JUAN FERREYRA (C), and JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER (Cover)
    On sale June 27

    FC, 32 pages

    $2.99

    Miniseries

    Ra Sid's diabolical plans reach their climax in a deadly crescendo of magic and murder. As ancient spells clash with Aquilonian steel, King Conan must put his personal vendetta aside to save his kingdom-and world-from a fate far worse than the darkest death.

    Written by Joshua Dysart (Swamp Thing, Violent Messiahs) and drawn by Will Conrad (Serenity, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) Conan and the Midnight God continues an exciting new chapter in the adventures of the barbarian king.

    DARK HORSE DELUXE JOURNALS AND ZIPPO LIGHTERS
    On sale May 9

    Trigun Zippo

    $29.99

    Samurai Champloo Zippo

    $29.99

    On sale May 9

    Trigun Journal

    $9.99

    Samurai Champloo Journal

    $9.99

    Straight from the expansive Geneon DVD library, Dark Horse is excited to announce two new journals and two new Zippo Lighters featuring your favorite characters from the commercially and critically acclaimed smash-hit series' Trigun and Samurai Champloo!

    Be sure to check out Dark Horse's Trigun TPB series and the newly released Samurai Champloo art book, a must for any fan.

    DWIGHT T. ALBATROSS'S THE GOON NOIR
    THOMAS LENNON (W), PATTON OSWALT (W), STEVE NILES (W), BRIAN POSEHN (W), JOHN ARCUDI (W), ARVID NELSON (W), SCOTT ALLIE (W), ROGER LANGRIDGE (W/A), BILL MORRISON (W/A), THOMAS SNIEGOSKI (W), ERIC POWELL (A), MARK FARMER (A), RYAN SOOK (A), MIKE PLOOG (A), TONY MOORE (A), KEVIN NOWLAN (A), GUY DAVIS (A), HUMBERTO RAMOS (A), HILARY BARTA (W/A), and TODD HERMAN (A)
    On sale July 18

    b&w, 104 pages

    $12.95

    TPB, 7" x 10"

    Described as "EC by way of Looney Tunes," multiple award-winning cult hit The Goon has quickly risen to the forefront of hot creator-owned titles. Now a heapin' helping of the top names in comics and comedy put a new spin on their favorite characters! Among the distinguished creators featured in this, the very first Goon anthology, are comedians Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn (both of Comedy Central's Comedians of Comedy and Mr. Show), Reno: 911 co-creator Thomas Lennon, B.P.R.D. scribe John Arcudi, comics great Kevin Nowlan (Tomorrow Stories; Sandman; Superman), fan-favorite Humberto Ramos (Revelations; Spider-Man), Steve Niles, Ryan Sook, Mike Ploog, Bill Morrison, Arvid Nelson, Tony Moore, Hilary Barta, Roger Langridge, Scott Allie, and Todd Herman. Powell himself and frequent co-conspirators Tom Sniegoski and Mark Farmer also present the three-part "Peg Leg Full of Heaven," featuring the Little Unholy Bastards, and erstwhile publisher Dwight T. Albatross contributes a little somethin' for the ladies. See the Goon universe as never before in The Goon Noir!

  • The Goon series was a 2005 Eisner Award-winner (Best Humor Publication and Best Ongoing Series).

    EMILY THE STRANGE #4: THE ROCK ISSUE

    ROB REGER (W), JESSICA GRUNER (W), COSMIC DEBRIS (W), and BUZZ PARKER (A)
    On sale April 18

    FC, 48 pages

    $7.95

    TPB, 7" x 10"

    For those about to rock . . . here's the comic book you'll need when you get there! Rob Reger and Buzz Parker (the creative monsterminds behind Emily the Strange!) turn it up to eleven on Emily the Strange: The Rock Issue. Join Emily as she journeys through the "herstory" of rock, stage dives, lights her guitar on fire, plays piano with her teeth, spends an afternoon in Traffic School with Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs . . . and that's just the beginning!

    Rock out with Emily the Strange and get your hands on one of the strangest, funniest, and most unique comics available today. Each issue features forty eight pages of short stories, art freak-outs, interviews, and more.

  • This one also includes a super cool pull-out poster, commemorating Emily's role in the history of rock!

    GHOST IN THE SHELL 1.5: HUMAN-ERROR PROCESSOR #8 (of 8)
    SHIROW MASAMUNE (W/A)
    On sale May 16

    b&w, 24 pages

    $2.99

    Miniseries

    A top government official has disappeared, and superstar-for-hire sniper Yuen Shohoi may have "disappeared" him. But the investigating agents of Section 9 begin to suspect something else afoot-that the minister is in hiding, possessing secrets that others in the government are determined to make sure never see the light of day. And by tracking down the minister, are the agents simply leading the predators to the prey?

    Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor presents for the first time in America the "lost" Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface. This deluxe-format issue concludes "Lost Past," the final of four Ghost in the Shell tales.

  • This is the first English-language Shirow series that will be produced in the authentic right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan.

    THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE DIRTY PAIR
    HARUKA TAKACHIHO (W) and YOSHIKAZU YASUHIKO (A)
    On sale June 13

    b&w, 280 pages

    $8.95

    Novel, 5" x 7"

    Charged with keeping the peace and investigating crime among the stars, the Worlds Welfare Work Association (WWWA) prides itself on a reputation of safety and regard for life and property. If only someone would tell that to Agents Kei and Yuri, codename "the Lovely Angels," but better known as the Dirty Pair. Part female James Bond and part walking disaster, this duo gets the job done, though there are no guarantees that a city or two won't get razed in the process. In this adventure, the Angels are called in to investigate the cataclysmic destruction of the Gravus Heavy Industry facility on the planet Dangool. What they find there hurls the pair into a danger-filled trek across the galaxy. Created by popular science fiction author Haruka Takachiho in 1979, the Dirty Pair are among the most beloved characters in popular anime and science fiction circles.

  • The Dirty Pair series is now available for the first time ever to U.S. fans!

  • Haruka Takachiho's best-selling novels in Japan are the subject of an animated series, three motion pictures, and a series of graphic novels.

    GUNSMITH CATS BURST VOLUME 2
    KENICHI SONODA (W/A)
    On sale July 4

    b&w, 192 pages

    $10.95

    TPB, 5" x 7"

    The long-awaited return of Gunsmith Cats continues with its second exciting volume!

    By day, Rally and Minnie-May run a weapons shop in Chicago . . . but they have a side business as bounty hunters! Their main task is to hunt down runaway criminals, but they somehow always end up undertaking risky jobs and get themselves into major messes!

  • Published in the popular right-to-left manga format, Kenichi Sonoda's familiar sexy style and rampant characters continue their frantic, fast-paced adventures and bullet riddled love lives!

    HELLBOY ANIMATED MINI-BUST: KATE CORRIGAN AND STAMP SET
    Kate Corrigan Mini-Bust

    On sale May 30

    6.5" tall

    Limited to 1200

    $39.99

    Hellboy Animated Rubber Stamp Kit

    On sale June 27

    Packaged in a 6" x 9" magnetic closure box

    Set of 6 stamps, 2 ink pads, 20 notecards with envelopes

    $18.99

    Introducing the fourth mini-bust in a series inspired by Hellboy Animated-Kate Corrigan! A former professor at New York University, an authority on folklore and occult history, Dr. Corrigan has been a B.P.R.D. consultant for over ten years, now serving as a special liaison to the enhanced-talents task force. With Kate, you will have a well-rounded collection of B.P.R.D. members!

    Consisting of 6 rubber stamps, 2 ink pads (black and red), and 20 notecards with envelopes, the Hellboy Animated Rubber Stamp Kit is a must for all creative Hellboy fans.

    Don't forget to go to hellboyanimated.typepad.com for the Production Diary of the episodes!

    HELLBOY: DARKNESS CALLS #2 (of 6)
    MIKE MIGNOLA (W/Cover), DUNCAN FEGREDO (A), and DAVE STEWART (C)
    On sale May 30

    FC, 32 pages

    $2.99

    Miniseries

    Hecate is gone, and the witches of the world want something from Hellboy. But can Hellboy put aside past grudges long enough for the witches to make their case?

    The long-awaited follow-up to 2005's The Island, the six-issue Darkness Calls series sees Mike Mignola pushing his greatest creation, Hellboy, toward the next major turning point in his life, with haunting art by Duncan Fegredo (Enigma, Ultimate Adventures).

    HELLSING VOLUME 8
    KOHTA HIRANO (W/A)
    On sale July 4

    b&w, 208 pages

    $13.95

    TPB, 5" x 7"

    London is already bathed in blood, its citizenry almost entirely slaughtered by vampiric, reborn Nazi soldiers. And marching through the rivers of blood-thousands of extreme Catholic warriors in creepy cloaks. But the focus of this chaotic eighth volume is the return of Alucard, the slave-paladin of the British Protestants, who's just piloted an aircraft carrier up the Thames to join the fray. It's a crazy face-off between three gory armies and their primary killers. If you think that sounds nuts, wait until you dive into the crimson-stained new volume of Kohta Hirano's creepy-cool Hellsing manga series.

  • Presented in the authentic right-to-left manga format and preserved to maintain Hirano's dark, gothy style, Hellsing gives the bloodthirsty manga purists another volume of dark perfection.

    JIMBO LIMITED EDITION VINYL FIGURE
    On sale September 5

    9.5" tall

    features fabric costume of tartan loincloth and tattered t-shirt

    limited-edition of 2,500 copies

    $34.99

    Possibly the most influential graphic artist of his generation, Gary Panter is the creator of Jimbo, a post-nuclear cartoon character whose adventures were first chronicled as a comic strip in the '70s LA hardcore-punk paper Slash and later in RAW magazine. Panter was among the artists honored in the 2006-2007 exhibition "Masters of American Comics."

    This is the first-ever officially licensed figure of Jimbo. Working directly with Gary Panter, Yoe! Studio have crafted a very detailed (in every sense even anatomically!) rendition of this iconic character.

    LANKHMAR BOOK 3: SWORDS IN THE MIST
    FRITZ LEIBER (W)
    On sale July 11

    b&w, 224 pages

    $12.95

    Novel, 5" x 8"

    Lean times in Lankhmar force brothers-in-arms Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser to part ways. Only after a joust of wits and swords do the friends join together again, stealing the ship the Black Treasurer and sailing round and through The Claws. Fighting sea kings, curses, and seven-eyed wizards, the pair set out on their heroic wanderings through the wilds of Nehwon.

  • Fritz Leiber shares the stage with the likes of J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and C. S. Lewis as a founding master of the fantasy genre.

  • Readers of The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia series will love all of the Lankhmar books.

  • Leiber is a recipient of many awards for his short stories such as the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.

  • DH Press will be publishing all eight books in the influential Lankhmar series.

    LITTLE LULU VOLUME 16: A HANDY KID
    JOHN STANLEY (W/A) and IRVING TRIPP (A)
    On sale July 11

    b&w, 216 pages

    $10.95

    TPB, 6" x 9"

    A classic contribution to American popular culture, Little Lulu is the ultimate all-ages comic! The humor is quick-witted and fresh, the characters are unique and delightful, and the art is simply out of this world. Join Lulu, Tubby, Annie, Iggy, and all the rest of the troublemaking gang as they get themselves into some seriously silly situations. Lulu outwits the clubhouse boys, tells tales of the wicked Witch Hazel, and even solves a few mysteries with help from The Spider (AKA Tubby) in this fun-filled volume. John Stanley and Irving Tripp were master craftsmen of comedy and the world they brought to life is timeless. Adults and children alike are sure to love these hilarious stories of one clever little girl and her legion of lovable pals.

    "These little gems are timeless models of wry humor and unsurpassed comic timing . . . Like Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, they create an entire kids' universe of secret clubhouses, favorite soda fountain hangouts, and fantastic menaces."

    -Publishers Weekly

    REELART STUDIOS FRANK CHO'S BABE & APE STATUE
    On sale July 11

    8" tall

    Limited edition of 500 units

    Certificate of Authenticity included

    $225.00

    ReelArt Studios has captured Frank Cho at his best. Babe & Ape depicts Cho's humorous Good Girl Art rendition of beauty and the beast. Need we say more? Sculpted by Mike Petryszak.

    ROBOTS AND DONUTS
    ERIC JOYNER (W/A)
    On sale July 11

    FC, 176 pages

    $24.95

    TPB, 9" x 12"

    In the years following World War II the major export from Japan wasn't electronic equipment, but toys, specifically tin toys. Crafted in the shapes of submarines, planes, trains, cars, and horses, one of the most popular motifs were toy robots. Constructed in virtually every shape imaginable from the 1940s throughout the 1960s, they ranged in appearance from horror to science fiction characters. Today, these toys are not only fondly remembered by collectors but are being re-created for a whole new generation!

    Capturing this period in history became a passion of painter Eric Joyner's and in Robots and Donuts he celebrates this forgotten era with images marrying the metal creations with images plucked from his imagination. And, almost always, with donuts. (Why? Well, who doesn't love donuts?) This book also features a look into Joyner's painting style as well as a glimpse at some of his other non-robot themed artwork.

  • In Robots and Donuts Joyner celebrates the era of tin toy robots in a series of whimsical, thoughtful, sometimes tragic but always stunning paintings depicting mechanical men and women in outlandish and impossible settings.

  • Robots and Donuts: The Art of Eric Joyner will be appealing to both robot and lowbrow art aficionados!

  • With 176 oversize, full-color pages, this beautiful book is a great value!

    SCARLET TRACES: THE GREAT GAME

    IAN IDGINTON (W) and D'ISRAELI (A)
    On sale May 16

    FC, 104 pages

    $14.95

    HC, 7" x 10"

    The front line of the War of the Worlds has been taken to the red planet itself! After almost four decades of conflict, the British invasion of Mars has ground into a bloody stalemate. The nation is cracking at the seams, and liberties are being revoked as Prime Minister Spry struggles to maintain order at home while waging war another world away. What does Spry have up his nasty little sleeve? Robert Autumn, aged gentleman adventurer and hero of Scarlet Traces, is determined to find out!

    He approaches the gifted photojournalist Charlotte Hemming with an offer she can't refuse-a covert mission that will send her straight to Mars, and into the heart of the beast! As the last great battle in the War of the Worlds rages around her, and the Martians close in, she stumbles across a secret history of the planet . . . and an even greater revelation that could spell the extinction of all human life on Earth.

  • Dark Horse invites you to devour this sequel to the critically acclaimed Scarlet Traces-another thrilling adventure by Ian Edginton and D'Israeli.

    THE SECRET #4 (of 4)
    MIKE RICHARDSON (W) and JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER (A)
    On sale May 2

    FC, 32 pages

    $2.99

    Miniseries

    Tommy and Kyle have snuck inside the decrepit farmhouse where they hope to find some sign of Pam, who was abducted a year ago. When the ominous figure unexpectedly returns, they discover what he keeps in his horrific basement-and they're trapped in the middle.

    The Secret is a chilling coming-of-age mystery from Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson and Eisner-nominated artist Jason Shawn Alexander (Damn Nation, The Escapists).

    STAR WARS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION VOLUME 5-LIGHT AND DARK
    JOHN OSTRANDER (W), JAN DUURSEMA (A/Cover), DAN PARSONS (I), and BRAD ANDERSON (Cover)
    On sale July 4

    FC, 144 pages

    $24.95

    HC, 7" x 10"

    The Clone Wars have begun, and what it means to be a Jedi will be changed forever! Taking on new roles as generals, warriors, and even spies, the Jedi face difficult choices about their ideals, and what they are willing to sacrifice for the Republic they are sworn to protect.

    Jedi Master Quinlan Vos has had more than his share of brushes with the dark side of the Force, which is exactly why he is chosen to pierce the inner circle of Count Dooku, the ex-Jedi Separatist leader. Yet to complete his mission, Vos must plunge headlong into the shadow of the dark side-a path from which there may be no return!

    Each month, the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection series will bring readers a limited-edition hardcover of the best of Dark Horse's Star Wars graphic novels. Available only through Direct Market retail outlets, each volume's print run is limited to initial orders and will not be reprinted.

    STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #17
    JOHN JACKSON MILLER (W), DUSTIN WEAVER (P), MICHAEL ATIYEH (C), and CHRIS WARNER (Cover)
    On sale May 30

    FC, 32 pages

    $2.99

    Ongoing

    Keeper of a terrible secret, addled inventor Camper spent most of his life running from Adascorp, the most powerful organization on his homeworld of Arkania. Now he lies gravely ill aboard the Arkanian Legacy, the colossal flagship of the corporation, his life in the hands of its owner-Lord Adasca! Does the young lord really intend to cure Camper and make amends for his predecessors' relentless hunt of the old man?

    Elsewhere in the galaxy, the ship carrying fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick gets caught in a massive space battle. Whether his captors know victory or defeat, Zayne faces certain doom either way. Time to come up with an escape plan-and quick!

    Long on danger, short on answers, life in the Old Republic is intriguing, exciting, and undeniably Star Wars!

    STAR WARS: LEGACY #12-THE GHOSTS OF OSSUS part 2 (of 2)
    JOHN OSTRANDER (W), JAN DUURSEMA (P/Cover), DAN PARSONS (I), and BRAD ANDERSON (C)
    On sale May 23

    FC, 32 pages

    $2.99

    Ongoing

    Beneath the ruins of the Jedi Temple on Ossus lies a powerful secret that, in the wrong hands, could end the legacy of the Jedi once and for all!

    Now, at the site of his father's death, Cade Skywalker must decide what he owes the past, and how it will shape his future. Personal responsibility is not a well-developed trait in this last heir to the Skywalker name, and Cade will be forced to look past his fears, addictions, and painful memories if he is to take up the mantle that has been offered him.

  • This is the future of Star Wars, the continuation of the story that started in the original trilogy, and none of it has been seen before.

    STAR WARS: REBELLION #6-THE AHAKISTA GAMBIT part 1 (of 5)
    ROB WILLIAMS (W), MICHEL LACOMBE (A), WIL GLASS (C), and RYAN SOOK (Cover)
    On sale May 9

    FC, 32 pages

    $2.99

    Ongoing

    This is the Star Wars story that no fan of the original trilogy can afford to miss-an all-new adventure set in the dangerous underworld of the war between the Empire and the Rebellion!

    A lieutenant to one of the most powerful gangsters in the galaxy, Wyl Tarson is a master of lying, cheating, and stealing-and a hero of the Rebel Alliance! For years Wyl has been acquiring valuable information for the Rebellion through his employer Raze's expansive criminal network. That is, until Raze discovers Wyl's second life as a Rebel spy. Now, subjected to a mysterious procedure, Wyl has become a prisoner in his own body, subject to Raze's every whim.

    It's an unforgettable first issue where the stakes couldn't be higher for Wyl Tarson-or the Rebel Alliance!

    USAGI YOJIMBO #103
    STAN SAKAI (W/A)
    On sale May 30

    b&w, 24 pages

    $2.99

    Ongoing

    Jei-the most popular villain in the history of Usagi Yojimbo-makes a terrifying return in the first part of a thrilling new story!

    Known far and wide for his compassion and his abilities as a healer, Priest Jizonobu answers the call of a local lord who is in grave need. The lord's daughter is frighteningly ill, and he hopes the priest can save her. However, as the girl slips deeper into a coma, it appears as if the task is beyond even Jizonobu's skill. That is, until the lord makes a deadly threat, forcing the priest to pursue other paths to curing the girl-paths that will lead this pious healer down into darkness.

    Desperate men, fateful compromises, and one horrifying villain-this month in Usagi Yojimbo!

    USAGI YOJIMBO VOLUME 21: THE MOTHER OF MOUNTAINS
    STAN SAKAI (W/A)
    On sale July 4

    b&w, 184 pages

    $15.95

    TPB, 6" x 9"

    On sale July 25

    b&w, 184 pages

    $59.95

    Ltd. Ed. HC, 6" x 9"

    The discovery of gold ignites a struggle of striking proportions as a power-mad tyrant's lust for wealth threatens to destroy not only Usagi Yojimbo and his companion Tomoe but an entire innocent village!

    When plague strikes a border town in the mountains of the Geishu Province, Lord Noriyuki sends his loyal bodyguard Tomoe to investigate. Once there, she and her retinue discover a truth far more terrible. Meanwhile, back at the castle, the sycophantic Lord Horikawa sets in motion a plot to eliminate Tomoe his own way. Only the rabbit ronin Usagi could extricate a friend from a predicament this perilous-if he hadn't ended up landing in the same one himself!

    Usagi and Tomoe must use every ounce of skill and wit if they are to survive "The Mother of Mountains," an adventure in the spirit of the award-winning epic "Grasscutter" by internationally celebrated storyteller Stan Sakai!

  • Introduction by film director John Landis!

  • Available in trade paperback or as a limited-edition hardcover volume with a dust jacket, endpapers, and a specail tip-in art plate, signed by artist Stan Sakai. Numbered and limited to 300 copies.

    WETA ORIGINALS RAYGUNS

    The Rayguns: Dr. Grordbort's Infallible Aether Oscillators, is a line of 1:1 scale antique-styled sci-fi hand weapon props, conceived by Weta Workshop's Designer Greg Broadmore and meticulously built by Master Model Maker David Tremont.

    With charming, 1900s contraption styling and finish, the Rayguns evoke the nostalgia of a lost age of exploration and discovery, and possess an intentional sense of humor and fun in their design that is all Greg's.

    Extremely limited edition. Size not determined at press time.

    On sale July 18

    FMOM Industries Wave Disrupter Gun

    Comes in a display case, 18"L x 12"W x 4.5"H

    $690.00

    On sale June 13

    Manmelter 3600ZX Sub-Atomic Disintegrator Pistol

    Comes in a display case, 18"L x 12"W x 4.5"H

    $690.00

    On sale Aug. 15

    Goliathon 83 Infinity Beam Projector

    Comes in a display case, 18"L x 12"W x 4.5"H

    $690.00

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