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Wednesday, July 13, 2005


SAN DIEGO -- Dark Horse Comics unveiled several new projects on Wednesday.

Following is a rundown:

* Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor" A limited comics series from Shirow Masamune. Human-Error Processor is a series of stories originally serialized as part of Ghost in the Shell 2 but not included by Shirow in the Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface collection. The stories are Fat Cat from 1991, Drive Slave from 1992, Mines of Mind from 1995, and Lost Past from 1996. This series will be presented in non-Westerized format (reading right to left), as originally published, in black-and-white with color. Arriving spring.

* Recess Pieces: Written and drawn by Bob Fingerman, Recess Pieces is a 6x8, 80-page hardcover. Itıs a story about kids versus zombies done only the way Bob Fingerman could do it. When everyone above puberty turns zombie itıs up to the kids to save humanity. Arriving July 2006.

* The Kickback: ‹A 96-page, hardcover, crime noir story written and drawn by David Lloyd. Arriving 2006.

* The Perhapanauts: Four-issue series by Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau. A rag-tag group of misfit creatures (Bigfoot, ghosts, aliens, chupacabras) battle dark forces to save humanity. Arriving November.

* Eden Volume 1: It's An Endless World!: Eden Volume I is both a love song to the post-apocalyptic survival genre and the beginning of a deep exploration on man's role in the natural order. Graphic, cyberpunk, and philosophical, Eden is a place where endearing heroes face a constant struggle for survival and violent surprises wait around every corner! Arriving Nov. 2.

*Dracula: Book One Asylum: Part of DH Press' coming series of prose novels based on the classic Universal Monster characters, Dracula: Book One is set against the backdrop of World War II. Dracula has returned to life and returned to the Seward Sanitarium spreading insanity and his vampire curse in a bid to dominate the world. Arriving December.

* Scarface: From Dark Horseıs DH Press imprint comes the first of two original Scarface novels. Starting in the years before Tony Montana's arrival in America in the 1980s, these novels will be true to the film that has captured the imaginations of more than three generations of moviegoers. Arriving December.

* Penny Arcade: The online comic by gamers for gamers. This print collection will feature additional bonus materials. Arriving December.

* Gungrave Anime Manga: Created by Yasuhiro Nightow, creator of Trigun, the GungraveAnime Manga is a full-color adaptation of the popular anime that launches in January.

* Reiko the Zombie Shop: The heroine's name is Reiko; she is a necromancer who gets hired to bring folks back from the dead. Part Buffy, part Sixth Sense, and part Ringu...Reiko the Zombie Shop is horror, comedy, and drama. Itıs outrageous, disturbing, and funny! Arrives December.

* The Gremlins (classic book reissue): Roald Dahl's lost masterpiece! Published in 1943 and long unavailable, DH Press is proud to present this landmark book from the author of such beloved tales as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda. Digitally restored, this remarkable presentation of Dahl's classic story, lavishly illustrated by the artists of the Walt Disney Studios, will delight readers of all ages! Arriving February.

* The Gremlins (comics series): An all-new, three-issue comic-book mini-series based on Roald Dahl's characters. First issue arrives February.

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