Dark Horse Solicitations for June, 2007

Mon, March 12th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping June, 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

target="PopUp">ALIEN VS. PREDATOR VOLUME 2: CIVILIZED BEASTS

MIKE KENNEDY (W) and ROGER ROBINSON (A)

On sale June 29

FC, 96 pages

$6.95

TPB, 5" x 7"

The new world was an unspoiled frontier perfect for colonization, a virtual paradise of boundless beauty and limitless resources, untouched by human hands . . . but not untouched, as the unsuspecting colonists soon discovered. Now marooned on a planet infested with the deadliest Alien species ever encountered, the colonists learn firsthand the Law of the Jungle: adapt or become extinct. And a little helping hand couldn't hurt, inexplicably provided by the selfsame Predators who destroyed the colonists' ship and made them prisoners in paradise. Are these extraterrestrial hunters actually showing sympathy for the humans' plight, or do they have something even more monstrous in mind?

• Following the events of 2004's Thrill of the Hunt, Alien vs. Predator 2: Civilized Beasts again teams fan-favorite writer Mike Kennedy (Lone Wolf 2100) and artist Roger Robinson (Gotham Nights) in an action-packed battle royale to determine the heavyweight championship of the galaxy!

• Just in time for the anticipated release of the film Alien vs. Predator 2, coming December 2007!

target="PopUp">THE ART OF MATT WAGNER'S GRENDEL
MATT WAGNER (W/A)
On sale Aug 15

FC, 200 pages

$39.95

HC, 9" x 12"

Over twenty-five years, what began as the story of Hunter Rose, the talented young author who became the city's most feared assassin and criminal overlord, evolved into a prolonged examination of authority, society, and that dark mechanism of nature-violence. Now, take a step inside one of the most daring projects ever created, as Matt Wagner guides you through the artwork that changed contemporary comics forever. Many artists have lent their vision to the seductive mystery that is Grendel, and this handsome hardcover volume contains rare and never-before-seen work-including production sketches and designs-by Tim Sale, Teddy Kristiansen, John K. Snyder III, Edvin Biukovic, and more!

• Also features a gallery of guest artists, with pinups by Frank Miller, Paul Pope, Dave Johnson, Tony Harris, and more!

Celebrating twenty-five years of Hell!

BERNARD OF HOLLWOOD STATIONERY SET, JOURNAL, AND NOTECARD BOXED SET
On sale June 20

target="PopUp">Stationery Set

8 letter sheets, 6 envelopes, 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"

$4.99

target="PopUp">Journal

5 1/2" x 8 1/2", spiral-bound, 128 pages

$9.99

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Notecard Set

Boxed set containing 20 notecards (5 each of 4 images) and 21 envelopes

$9.99

Legendary glamour photographer Bruno Bernard, known professionally as Bernard of Hollywood, was one of the most talented professionals in Hollywood's "Golden Era".

The journal is something new for us: a "flip book" format. Here is the idea: We created a journal with a cover on each side. They are upside-down when compared to each other. The interior pages are half facing one way, half the other. So there are two front covers.

As a follow up to our "Got A Light?" statue released earlier this year, Dark Horse is proud present a stationery line featuring more of Bernard of Hollywood's classic 1950's pin-up girls.

target="PopUp">BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL #126: BAREFOOT part 5 (of 5)
HIROAKI SAMURA (W/A)
On sale June 13

b&w, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

As the horrific "Barefoot" story arc comes to a close, Kagimura's prisoners are getting restless, and Burando continues to accelerate the pace of his deadly experiments. The other doctors in Edo call his "immortality research" blasphemous and shameful. Burando feels that he's making medical history, though, and he becomes frantic and confrontational when Kagimura wants to put a test subject out of his misery. Burando's a new man, Manji's a sliver of his former self, and Da helps Rin steal something that may be extremely vital to their rescue mission.

Features the final image in Hiroaki Samura's "China Cat" pinup series.

Full color Manji pinup by Guy Davis (B.P.R.D.)!!

target="PopUp">B.P.R.D.: GARDEN OF SOULS #4 (of 5)
JOHN ARCUDI (W), GUY DAVIS (A), MIKE MIGNOLA (W/Cover), and DAVE STEWART (C)
On sale June 13

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

While Abe learns the history of another bizarre survivor from the Victorian age, and uncovers the apocalyptic machinations of his former comrades, Daimio and a small girl race to prevent the end of all life on earth.

Creator Mike Mignola provides a stunning cover illustration!

Story continues below

target="PopUp">BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4
JOSS WHEDON (W), GEORGES JEANTY (P), ANDY OWENS (I), DAVE STEWART (C), and JO CHEN (Cover)
On sale Jun 6

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

Buffy's back in action, thanks to a kiss of true love, but Willow's another story entirely-their capture of Amy the witch opened up a magical trap door, and now the Wiccan is in the belly of the beast. To make matters worse, she's at the mercy of someone truly bent on revenge, and he's been waiting for this for a long time. The conclusion to Season Eight's first arc.

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 in comics. Only available from Dark Horse!

target="PopUp">CITY OF OTHERS #3 (of 4)
STEVE NILES (W), BERNIE WRIGHTSON (A), and JOSE VILLARRUBIA (C)
On sale Jun.27

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

The epic journey of murderer-turned-monster Stosh "Blud" Bludowski continues in this third issue of Bernie Wrightson and Steve Niles's City of Others!

A murderer as remorseless as Blud isn't made in a day, as readers will see in the flashback sequence showing his cruel childhood forays into killing. But things are changing for Blud now that he's chosen eternal life among the Others, and the man who was barely human before is now tortured by his own acts of brutality. But there is little time for reflection now, as Blud must put his newfound emotion to better use by rallying to save what remains of his new family-the Others.

• After a long hiatus from comics Bernie Wrightson returns, with artist Steve Niles, to bring the most frightening new horror comics of the year!

target="PopUp">CLASSIC PEANUTS CHARACTER #9: MARCIE
On sale Aug15

5" tall, limited to 650 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 ninth statue in the series-Marcie. Produced in a limited edition of hand-numbered copies, the figure is fully painted and ready to display. Each statuette comes carefully packaged in a custom-tooled, full-color, litho-printed tin box. Also included is a small booklet about each character and a vintage-style pinback button of the character.

target="PopUp">CONAN #41
TIMOTHY TRUMAN (W), CARY NORD (P/Cover), and RICHARD ISANOVE (C)
On sale June 20

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

The first part of Timothy Truman and Cary Nord's adaptation of the Robert E. Howard classic "Rogues in the House" !

A favorite of fans and critics alike, the seminal Conan story "Rogues in the House" first appeared in Weird Tales in 1934. Now, writer Timothy Truman and artist Cary Nord bring you the tale of the Red Priest, as you've never seen it before.

With Conan's only friend on the gallows and his light-of-love in another man's arms, the Cimmerian's lot looks grim, indeed. But before Conan's crimes can catch up with him, the plotting of a treacherous nobleman and a dark priest propel him into one of his most chilling adventures yet . . .

• The seminal Robert E. Howard Conan story "Rogues in the House" featuring the tale of the Red Priest!

target="PopUp">DRAWING DOWN THE MOON: THE ART OF CHARLES VESS
CHARLES VESS (W/A)
On sale Aug 29

FC, 200 pages

$39.95

HC, 9" x 12"

Verdant fairy forests. Whispering mountains. The fallen towers of ancient kings. Spirit-filled lakes. The distant strains of elven bards. For over thirty years, the fantasy art of Charles Vess has been acclaimed worldwide, his rich palette, striking compositions, and lavish detail second-to-none in the field. Vess has been the illustrator of choice for countless publishers and writers, and is perhaps best known for his collaborations with bestselling author Neil Gaiman, including the illustrated novel Stardust, whose major motion-picture adaptation from Paramount Pictures launches in Summer 2007.


This magnificent oversized hardcover edition is the ultimate presentation gallery for Vess' stunning visions, and will never again be available in hardcover. Drawing Down the Moon is must for any fantasy art enthusiast and is a terrific addition to the Dark Horse Books line of deluxe illustration collections, including The Art of Hellboy, The Art of Sin City, and the Art of Usagi Yojimbo.

target="PopUp">EDEN: IT'S AN ENDLESS WORLD! VOLUME 8
HIROKI ENDO (W/A)
On sale Aug 1

b&w, 224 pages

$12.95

TPB, 5" x 7"

Amidst the gore and turmoil in Hiroki Endo's stark, post-pandemic future, two war-scarred characters begin to-fall in love? In this volume new doors swing open for young Elijah, as his sniper skills increase and he continues his combat training. Overcome by the turn of events that brought him out of the wilderness and into a decadent, heartless South American city, Elijah seeks comfort in the arms of another survivor. Coping with a hard crush, a new school, and vicious gang rivalries, Elijah tries to adapt to city life, but will the surprise return of a major character uproot him once again?

• "Endo mutes manga distinctives for realism's sake . . . keeps the violence short and sharp, inserts a few low-key satiric jibes at late-twentieth-century sociopolitics, and paces the narrative to facilitate milieu and character development. He conjures a postapocalyptic aura of near-palpable mystery."

-Ray Olson, Booklist

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

target="PopUp">FEAR AGENT: THE LAST GOODBYE #1
RICK REMENDER (W), TONY MOORE (P), and ANDE PARKS (I)
On sale June 13

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

The origin of the last Fear Agent revealed! Fan-favorite creators Rick Remender and Tony Moore reunite to tell the most pulse-pounding yarn yet. Tired and broken down, trucker Heath Huston returns home after months on the road to find his troubles have only just begun as Earth is attacked by the three feuding alien races. Within hours nearly every living creature on Earth is obliterated, leaving Heath and his wife Charlotte trapped in the middle of a nightmare with nowhere out.

"The book is just beautiful. God bless him, I wish Harvey Kurtzman was around to see it."

-Jack Davis

They inspired fear in us all . . .

He taught them the meaning of the word.

target="PopUp">FUTURA: THE ART OF R. BLACK
R. BLACK (W/A)
On sale Aug 22

FC, 112 pages

$19.95

HC, 8 " x 11"

Sparkling as polished chrome, slick as oiled leather, hard as a scorned woman's stare, the poster art of R. Black is renowned for its elegant line, razor-sharp design, and dark pulp motifs, creating an instantly recognizable synergy of cool elegance and hot eroticism. R. Black's dark world is a steamy landscape of leggy sirens, gleaming bikes, spiked heels, and leather-clad devils. Black's voluminous catalog of work includes striking images created for Bauhaus, Elvis Costello, Misfits, GWAR, Ministry, and countless more, plus numerous album covers, t-shirt designs, and magazine covers, plus a memorable series of images for Original Sin Hard Cider, featured in this volume. Futura: The Art of R. Black is the first published collection of Black's striking designs. Foreword by Brian Ewing.

• R. Black's work is well known among rock fans and amongst collectors of the booming rock poster market.

target="PopUp">GREMLIN WITH POSTAGE STAMP
On sale July 25

3 1/2" tall

$44.99

Dark Horse introduced a series of polyresin statuettes earlier this year with the release of the Gremlin with Pipe and Fifinella and Widgits statuettes. This month we are pleased to present the third in our series of statuettes, Gremlin with Postage Stamp. Taken directly from the pages of the Gremlins book, this statuette features a mischievous Gremlin taking a bite out of a replica 1939 Eiffel Tower postage stamp. No expense has been spared to create the most animated and detailed interpretation possible!

• Based on Roald Dahl's first children's book!

target="PopUp">GUNSMITH CATS REVISED EDITION VOLUME 3
KENICHI SONODA (W/A)
On sale Aug 29

b&w, 472 pages

$16.95

TPB, 5" x 7"

Guns, girls, hot cars, girls, crazy action, and more girls! Gunsmith Cats is so jam-packed with action, it's bursting at the seams, and now the seams are bigger! Continuing Dark Horse's run of fanatastic omnibus editions, Gunsmith Cats third volume of "Revised Edition" continues the frantic adventures of our favorite young, female bounty hunters. This time the volumes formerly known as "Bean Bandit" and "Kidnapped" comprise this 450+ page book.

• Presented for the first time in the authentic Japanese format, these giant-sized volumes are action-packed and unretouched.

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

target="PopUp">HANAMI INTERNATIONAL LOVE STORY VOLUME 2
PLUS (W) and SUNG JAE PARK (A)
On sale Aug 29

b&w, 208 pages

$9.95

TPB, 5" x 7 3/8"

Joonho is still in shock after his first kiss-which came from Hanami, not Sae-un! Hanami still believes that Sae-un is just a friend, not a girlfriend, and things are going to get even more tangled if Joonho doesn't get over his guilt and act soon. But first he has to buy a cell phone, because Sae-un is fed up with his poor calling habits, and she makes him promise never to give the number to any other girl. In order to afford the thing, though, he has to get a job . . . at a fast-food restaurant . . . with David Bacon. At least his female coworkers are cute . . .

Meanwhile, a tough-looking guy with an unhealthy obsession with Hanami arrives from Japan, intent on tracking her down. Joonho and Wongyung may be forced to intervene-even if doing so means taking this guy on in a duel!

One of the hottest comics from Korea continues!

target="PopUp">HELLBOY: DARKNESS CALLS #3 (of 6)

MIKE MIGNOLA (W/Cover), DUNCAN FEGREDO (A), and DAVE STEWART (C)

On sale June 27

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

With the support of the world's witches, Baba Yaga has lured Hellboy to the haunted forests of Russia, where a deathless warrior lies in wait.


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

• The long-awaited follow-up to 2005's The Island!

target="PopUp">KOTOBUKIYA LUKE SKYWALKER VS DARTH VADER: RALPH MCQUARRIE VERSION VINYL MODEL KIT-30TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION
On sale July 18

Two piece set, 16.5" together

$200.00

Conceptual artist for the original Star Wars trilogy, Ralph McQuarrie, helped bringGeorge Lucas's vision to life and he played a pivotal role in creating the look of the Star Wars universe.


As tribute to the 30th anniversary of Episode IV: A New Hope, McQuarrie's lightsaber duel between Lord Vader with Luke Skywalker has been fully realized as a Kotobukiya vinyl kit. They have faithfully reproduced McQuarrie's every detail, from Vader's samurai-inspired mask, to Luke's unseen-in-film breathing apparatus.


The two figures can be displayed together or separately. Together, the combined bases measure approximately 16.5 inches long, with Vader standing about 11 inches tall.

This is a special two-pack that will be a one-time production run. A statement of limitation will be printed on each package, as well as a special serial numbered sticker.

• Limited to a one-time production run.

Featuring Luke's unseen-in-film breathing apparatus!

target="PopUp">THE KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE VOLUME 4
EIJI OTSUKA (W), HOUSUI YAMAZAKI (A), and BUNPEI YORIFUJI (Cover)
On sale Aug 22

FC, 224 pages

$10.95

TPB, 5" x 7"

A small country town's got more than the usual crop circles to claim aliens drop by . . . they've got the extraterrestrial's body! It's going to be a different kind of alien autopsy when the Kurosagi crew investigates their oddest client yet. And there's more strange visitors from afar when an American entomologist drops in-blond, buxom, and an expert on maggots-not to mention a crossover appearance by Reiji Akiba, the gun-toting exorcist of Mail!

• A U.S. live-action film based on The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is tentatively scheduled for U.S. release in 2007.

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

LISA PETRUCCI'S KICK-ASS KUTIES
On sale Aug 22

7" tall

$19.99

Lisa Petrucci has delighted us with her adorable stationery, journal, and collectible figures. The third figure in the series of soft vinyl figures based on Lisa's popular characters is Lil' Leona Leopard. You'll cherish this little lady of leopard loveliness! She's ready to purr for you if you agree to take her home and lavish her with lots of love.

Lil' Leona Leopard is approximately 7" tall to the tips of her pointy little ears!

target="PopUp">NEXUS ARCHIVES VOLUME 6
MIKE BARON (W) and STEVE RUDE (A)
On sale Aug 15

FC, 216 pages

$49.95

HC, 7" x 10 1/2"

Ylum shakes with the Merk's rage! Nexus sent Gucci-trained Quatro assassins Kreed and Sinclair to do his work of killing mass-murderers, but since then they've butchered over three thousand people in pursuit of two hundred! Now afflicted with a Quatro disease that will not allow them to stop, the pair are demolishing Mars and Nexus must intervene before the planet's authorities go nuclear. Sundra joins an intrigue in the Crystal Ballroom's library, Nexus infiltrates a Chernenko prison, and the "young" chairperson of the Central Committee-Konstantin-escapes captivity with Clausius the Slaver. Meanwhile, General Loomis's daughters plot their revenge!

• This next handsome book in the series presents issues 33 through 39 of Nexus Volume 2, originally published by First Comics in 1987 and long out of print. Scanned from the original film and personally checked by artist Steve Rude, this hardcover is a Nexus fan's dream.

• A multiple Eisner Award-winning series that defined the careers of acclaimed creators Steve Rude and Mike Baron, Nexus is a modern classic not to be missed.

target="PopUp">OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 27
KOSUKE FUJISHIMA (W/A)
On sale Aug 8

b&w, 168 pages

$10.95

TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 3/16"

The demonic angel created by Hild and sanctified by Belldandy found a temporary host in Keiichi, but how long can his mortal form bear the burden? Keiichi has a notion of how to shift its presence to a more suitable host body, but Velsper may not like the transfer. Come to think of it, neither may Keiichi! Plus nine "Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses" strips and an exclusive preview of the upcoming Oh My Goddess!: First End novel.

• In November 2006, Oh My Goddess! became the longest-running manga on the U.S. market (since 1994!) and inspired the brand-new anime TV series from Media Blasters, recently being cross-promoted in their Goddess DVD box set!

• Oh My Goddess! is Dark Horse's longest running manga title.

target="PopUp">OLD BOY VOLUME 7
GARONTSUCHIYA (W) and NOBUAKIMINEGISHI (A)
On sale Aug 1

b&w, 216 pages

$12.95

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

Imprisoned without explanation for a decade, Goto is a free man at last, but what price freedom? Now, his mysterious jailer, a former schoolmate with a lifelong grudge, has Goto embroiled in a malicious game to discover the reasons behind the schoolyard vendetta and why his tormentor would go to such extreme lengths to exact his retribution. It's bad enough when Goto discovers that his memories have been impeded by hypnotic conditioning, but when he learns that his lover, too, is a victim of hypnotic manipulation, Goto begins to suspect that she may be an unwitting pawn in his enemy's venomous endgame!

• The manga that inspired the critically acclaimed 2003 film from director Chan-Wook Park that took the Grand Jury prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

• Translated into English for the first time.

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

target="PopUp">PATH OF THE ASSASSIN VOLUME 8
KAZUO KOIKE (W) and GOSEKI KOJIMA (A)
On sale Aug 29

b&w, 302 pages

$9.95

TPB, 4" x 6"

If Sun Tzu's Art of War and Musashi's Book of Five Rings were to be drawn into a manga, then Path of the Assassin would be that manga.

An impenetrable castle must be defeated, the country's best samurai swayed, competing warlords politicked and tricked into line. All this sounds technical and textbook, so how does it turn out to be so sexy and dramatic and fun? Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima (Lone Wolf & Cub) are masters of samurai storytelling, and Path of the Assassin is no slouch when it comes to action, drama, tactics, sex, love, honor, and a terrific, engaging story.

• Presented, as always, in the original, unflopped, unretouched format, Path of the Assassin is a series you won't be able to put back on the bookshelf.

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

target="PopUp">PREDATOR OMNIBUS VOLUME 1
MARK VERHEIDEN (W), DAN BARRY (W), CHRIS WARNER (A), RON RANDALL (A), DAN BARRY (A), and various

On sale Aug 15

FC, 440 pages

$24.95

TPB, 6" x 9"

Dark Horse Comics set the comics industry on its ear with its comics expansion of the Predator mythos, a comics series so true to the spirit of the original 20th Century Fox film blockbuster that concepts from the first Predator comics series were incorporated into the Predator screen universe. Now, the three core Dark Horse Predator graphic novels-Concrete Jungle, Cold War, and Dark River-and several other chilling Predator tales, some never before reprinted, are collected together for the first time, in a value-priced, quality-format omnibus, featuring over 400 explosive story pages in full color. Written by screen and television scribe Mark Verheiden (The Mask, Battlestar Galactica) and comics legend Dan Barry and illustrated by Chris Warner, Ron Randall, Dan Barry, and others, Predator Omnibus Vol. 1 is an essential piece of the Predator mythos and a great entry point into the storied Dark Horse Predator library.

The definitive comics collection of all things Predator starts here!

target="PopUp">RACE FOR THE GOLD
THORN BACON (W)
On sale Aug 8

b&w, 250 pages

$14.95

Novel, 6" x 9"

Race for the Gold is a novel based on the true story of Louis Remme, a French Canadian cattle trader living in Oregon. In February of 1855 Remme was a relatively rich man, having deposited $12,500 in gold from the sale of his latest herd into the San Francisco branch of the Adams Express Company Bank. The future seemed bright, until a series of bank collapses cascaded and wiped out the Adams Express, and with it all the money Remme had in the world. But fate dealt Remme one last chance to save his fortune: with no telegraph to warn them, the only way for news to reach the Oregon branch of Adams Express so that they would not hand out any more money to depositors was by steamboat. Will Remme, on horseback, get there before the ship and save his fortune?

Race for the Gold mixes the best elements of historical fiction with the thrill of an action story.

• Based on historical facts.

• MPress book

target="PopUp">REX MUNDI #6
ARVID NELSON (W) and JIM DIBARTOLO (A)
On sale Jun. 20

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

As Lorraine spirals into an abyss of depression and despair in the wake of his wife's death, his young daughter Isabelle is sent to the estate of a distant relative, a secretive baron in the Austrian alps. A black husky is her only friend and companion as Isabelle discovers that little about the baron is as it appears.

• Artist Jim DiBartolo returns to Rex Mundi with a chilling tale of creatures of the night in this rare look into the dark past of the House of Lorraine.

target="PopUp">SAMURAI: HEAVEN & EARTH VOLUME 2 #5 (of 5)
RON MARZ (W), LUKE ROSS (A), and ROB SCHWAGER (C)
On sale June 13

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

The samurai Shiro's quest has led him across all of Asia and Europe in pursuit of his love, the lady Yoshiko. Now his journey has brought him to the sands of Egypt, where the lovers are finally reunited. There, amidst the crumbling ruins of a once-great civilization, Shiro and Yoshiko will maketheirfinal stand against fierce desert warriors, a savage sandstorm, and the villainy of their nemesis, Don Miguel. The lovers have sworn to be together, whether it be in life . . . or death. Writer Ron Marz and artist Luke Ross unite to reveal the climactic chapter in the latest volume of their acclaimed epic.


"If you don't like comic books that have intricate plots, interesting characters, and majestic artwork then yes, you should be passing this by and reading something else."

-Silver Bullet Comic Books

target="PopUp">SCREW HEAVEN, WHEN I DIE I'M GOING TO MARS
SHANNON WHEELER (W/A)
On sale Aug 8

FC, 144 pages

$12.95

TPB, 7.5" x 7"

For longer than a decade Shannon Wheeler's flagship character Too Much Coffee Man has cast his tender, cynical gaze on lots of stuff that deserves to be made fun of, from the insipidity of coffee consumer culture to the horrendous reality of dating. This latest collection of short cartoons takes a step back from the cartoonist's usual scrutiny of mundane pettiness and takes a somewhat sweeter look at life's bigger issues. The result is the funniest, most sharply executed collection of Wheeler's comics ever.

target="PopUp">SHAMAN WARRIOR VOLUME 4
PARK JOONG-KI (W/A)
On sale Aug 29

b&w, 208 pages

$12.95

TPB, 5" x 7 3/8"

As an infant Shaman Warrior, Yaki's powers have yet to awaken, but the heartless forces of Kugai are determined to kill her and put an end to her Shaman bloodline. While Batu slips back to Kugai to hunt Yuda, the Death Lord who assassinated Yaki's father, Genji takes the young girl on a treacherous journey through desert wastelands in search of a clan that will protect her. The clan that Batu and Genji have in mind is a group of strong, brutish warriors who thrive on fear and discipline-but one that even the soldiers of Kugai fear and avoid. Hoping that these savages will both protect and train Yaki, Genji risks her life to deliver the young child into the hands of monsters. As the famous Nietzsche saying goes, "that which does not kill us makes us stronger."

• Translated by the mother/son team of Taesoon Kang and Derek Kirk Kim.

target="PopUp">STAR WARS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY VOLUME 6- ENDGAME
JOHN OSTRANDER (W), WELLES HARTLEY (W), JAN DUURSEMA (A), DOUGLAS WHEATLEY (A), DAN PARSONS (I), BRAD ANDERSON (C), CHRIS CHUCKRY (C), and ADAM HUGHES (Cover)
On sale Aug. 29

FC, 144 pages

$24.95

HC, 7" x 10"

Witness the untold stories of the Jedi who took a last stand against Emperor Palpatine in the moments during, and immediately after, the events in Revenge of the Sith!

Quinlan Vos wages a battle of impossible odds against his own troops to protect his loved ones, Jedi Master Kai Huddora takes a terrified Padawan into his charge after her own master falls to Order 66, Dass Jennir finds himself in league with a band of rebels he'd led attacks against only days before, and a brave few Jedi will plot to topple Sith rule-by setting a trap for the newly unveiled Darth Vader!

• Each month, this 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.

target="PopUp">STAR WARS: DARK TIMES VOLUME 1-THE PATH TO NOWHERE
WELLES HARTLEY (W), MICK HARRISON (W), and DOUGLAS WHEATLEY (A)
On sale Aug 15

FC, 120 pages

$17.95

TPB, 7" x 10"

Jedi Dass Jennir and his companion Bomo Greenbark survived the Clone Wars, but the fate of Bomo's wife and daughter remains a mystery. The two friends are determined to find them, but their path leads them from danger to darkness-where each of them stands to lose more than they may hope to gain.

Meanwhile, Darth Vader must deal with some unpleasant realities-and memories-of his own. Though he is a Dark Lord of the Sith, even he must bow before the power of the Emperor.

• Collecting issues #1-#4 of the newest and darkest series in the Star Wars line!

• Ties into the events in the novel Star Wars: Dark Lord by James Luceno.

target="PopUp">STAR WARS: EPISODE I-THE PHANTOM MENACE PHOTO COMIC
On sale Aug 29

FC, 96 pages

$9.95

TPB, 6" x 8 1/2"


The first in a series of graphic novels that will adapt both the prequel and original Star Wars trilogies, this trusty volume is the perfect way to relive the magic of the movie anywhere you go! From Qui-Gon Jinn's portentous discovery of Anakin Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi's fateful final battle with Darth Maul, all the adventure of this landmark Star Wars event is captured exactly as it originally appeared on the silver screen.


A surefire collectable for any Star Wars aficionado and a great way to turn movie fans into comics fans, this is the place to find one of the coolest creations in Star Wars comics history!

• Manga-sized adaptation made up entirely of images from the film!

target="PopUp">STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #18
JOHN JACKSON MILLER (W), HARVEY TOLIBAO (P), MICHAEL ATIYEH (C), and COLIN WILSON (Cover)
On sale June 27

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

The galaxy-shaking secret Camper kept hidden within his addled mind for decades is revealed in this conclusion to the "Nights of Anger" story arc!

Aboard the Arkanian Legacy, flagship of the corporation Adascorp, the elderly Camper and his young protector Jarael are separated by closed doors, each worrying about the fate of the other. Jarael worries a cure might not be found for the grave illness she brought Camper here to treat. Camper's concern, however, rests on the realization that their benefactor Lord Adasca has a terrible plan underfoot-one that will put Jarael, himself, and the entire galaxy in great danger.

• Big changes are in store for the Old Republic and it all starts here!

target="PopUp">STAR WARS: LEGACY #13-READY TO DIE
JOHN OSTRANDER (W), COLIN WILSON (A), BRAD ANDERSON (C), and JAN DUURSEMA (Cover)
On sale Jun. 13

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

Darth Krayt, the ruthless and unwavering Sith Emperor, knows that to achieve order, sometimes one must first create chaos.


With the galaxy nearly in his grasp, Krayt tires of deposed Emperor Roan Fel's opposition of the Sith. He decrees that this alliance of Imperials loyal to Fel must be broken. Once scattered, Krayt has little doubt his weakened opponents will surrender to his ultimate command. To achieve this end, Krayt has devised a unique mission for a minion of atypical loyalty-Darth Kruhl-who is not only willing to kill, but ready to die.

target="PopUp">STAR WARS: REBELLION #7-THE AHAKISTA GAMBIT #2 (of 5)
ROB WILLIAMS (W), MICHEL LACOMBE (P), WIL GLASS (C), and RYAN SOOK (Cover)
On sale June 20

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

On a seemingly unremarkable backwater planet edging ever closer to civil war, Rebel spy Wyl Tarson has an explosive dilemma. He and his newly assembled team of agents-a squadpreviously deemed by the Alliance to be too deadly, too unpredictable, and too burnt-out to serve-must follow the dangerous and contradictory directions of the criminal overlord, Raze, or face exposure and execution at Imperial hands. If that weren't enough, an incendiary device planted deep within Wyl's skull counts down, ticking off the last moments of his life should he try to make a break. Given the choice between betrayal and treason, Wyl's next move could be his last!

• Rebellion-the most action-packed original-trilogy era Star Wars story this side of the Death Star!

target="PopUp">TARZAN AND THE GOLDEN LION
On sale June 18

10" tall

Limited edition of 1000 units

Certificate of Authenticity included

$189.00

ReelArt Studios presents a tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs's iconic jungle hero, Tarzan of the Apes.

Inspired by the classic illustration of Burroughs artist J. Allen St. John, the statue depicts Tarzan and Jad-bal-ja, his fierce golden lion from the dust cover of the 1923 first edition A. C. McClurg book of the same title.

target="PopUp">VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOLUME 8: MYSTERIOUS JOURNEY TO THE NORTH SEA, PART 2
HIDEYUKI KIKUCHI (W) and YOSHITAKA AMANO (A)
On sale Aug 8

b&w, 224 pages

$8.85

Novel, 5" x 7"

The picturesque coastal town of Florence was known for millennia as a pleasure resort for the Nobility. As retribution for their decadence, the cruel and beautiful vampire inhabitants were "punished," driven out more than a thousand years ago by a solitary traveler in black. Only one-Baron Meinster-refused to leave, only to be thrown to the waves by the mysterious assassin.

Summoned to contemporary Florence by Su-in, sister of a murdered village girl, the enigmatic Vampire Hunter D discovers a vampire curse ravaging the town's human inhabitants. The plague apparently originating, impossibly, from the unforgiving sea-could it be Meinster's Revenge?

• More than seventeen million Vampire Hunter D books in print worldwide.

• Cover and six interior illustrations by renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano!

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