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Written and art by Shirow Masamune.

World War Three is over, but for nomad soldier Deunan Knute and her cyborg lover, Briareos, the greatest challenge lies ahead, not in the abandoned cities and DMZs of a post-war battlefield, but on the streets of a new "utopia." Shirow Masamune's visionary Appleseed is widely regarded not only as one of the linchpin works of graphic fiction, but one of the most influential science-fiction stories in recent memory, culminating in the astonishing 2005 animated adaptation. Appleseed Hypernotes, never before collected in America, features an over 80-plus-page Appleseed tale, plus reams of detailed information and art of the characters, machines, and weapons of Appleseed, presented in a non-Westernized, right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan. Contains Appleseed stories from Super Manga Blast! #25-39.

160 pages, black and white, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 4.


Written by Drew Melbourne, penciled by Yvel Guichet, inked by Joe Rubinstein and colored by Rick Hiltbrunner.

Thick-headed Ethan has no idea that his roommate, Vincent, is the megalomaniacal Underlord. Self-absorbed Vincent has no clue that Ethan is the stellar-powered Star Fighter. As hero and villain, they're mortal enemies, but as roommates, they really hate each other. Join comicdom's ultimate odd couple as they fight to keep their secrets secret and learn to live together in peace. Plus: an origin, a power-up, a team-up, a break-up, a breakdown, a betrayal, a helpful fashion tip, sex, violence, vandalism, death, some jokes, young love, a whole lot of lies, and epiphanies all around. (Though not in that order.)

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Jan.31.


What does it mean to turn one of the great graphic novels of our time into a major motion picture?

In 1998, Frank Miller shook the comics world with his groundbreaking series 300. Marking Miller's first collaboration with watercolor artist Lynn Varley (Ronin, The Dark Knight Returns) in over a decade, 300 was a gritty reimagining of a battle in which three hundred Spartan soldiers fought to hold back the entire Persian army.

The Art of Making 300 takes you behind the scenes as director Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) adapts 300 to the silver screen. With two hundred pages of production photos, concept art, and much, much more, 300: The Art of the Movie is sure to delight Miller fans and movie buffs alike.

200 pages, $24.95, in stores on Jan. 17.


Written and art by Kentaro Miura.

From his days as a young mercenary to his time as captain of the Band of the Hawks' Raiders, Guts' life has been defined by his ability to fight and his will to win. Now cursed with the Brand of Sacrifice -- a sigil that will forever mark him as prey for the damned -- and with his companions dead, his lover's mind destroyed, and his one-time commander and friend reborn as a malevolent demon lord, it seems that more than ever Guts must rely upon his instinct to survive. But Hell has many faces, and when what appears to be an innocent country village proves to be a den of tragic secrets, the horror of a fairy tale perverted by pain and hate may prove to be more than Guts can handle!

Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is a streaking manga fireball, an epic riot of galvanic action, grotesque horror, and grim humor with an army of fanatic loyalists ready to convert unbelievers or drive them screaming into the wilderness. Speak, hands, for me!

240 pages, black andwhite, $13.95, in stores on Jan. 24.


Written and art by Hiroaki Samura.

"The Sparrow Net," part 2 of 4. More surprise reunions, as Döa and Isaku run into some high-strung acquaintances on the streets of Edo. Isaku reveals that he's got more going for him than long legs and pretty eyes, and Döa shows that there's more under her hat than a stubborn mind. An action-packed exercise in survival ensues, leaving Rin dumbstruck. Hiroaki Samura's hilarious "Biography" text piece continues, with exclusive pinups­an added bonus found only in this monthly series. This issue also features Stan Shaw's third back cover illustration that will link up with other Blade of the Immortal covers to form an exciting, extended image!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 8.


Written and art by Hiroaki Samura.

As Rin frets over her bodyguard Manji's disappearance, she is surprised by the arrival of two traveling warriors, the feisty, headstrong Döa Yoshino and her huge, brutish companion, Isaku Yasono-ökami. Rin quickly regrets her decision to let this strange couple stay with her, but her detective work takes priority when she returns to the stronghold of Habaki Kagamura to search for Manji. Meanwhile, Kagimura's medical examiners begin to test the seemingly immortal Manji, who is imprisoned, chained, and a very unwilling toy in their merciless hands!

200 pages, black and white, $16.95, in stores on Dec. 20.


Written and art by Steve Morris.

A desperate young man breaks into a house and finds its owner awake inside; a school teacher returns from a tropical vacation carrying a disturbing secret; a girl's playground bullying triggers a horrifying event -- three separate stories inextricably linked by forces beyond the awareness of their participants.

The winner of Dark Horse's 2004 New Recruits contest, Blessed Thistle heralds the debut of an unsettling new voice in graphic fiction, Steve Morris. Relentless in its questioning, unflinching in its answers, this thinking-man's thriller delves into the heart of suburbia and reveals it to be very dark indeed. Scary and surprising, unexpected and unpretentious, this original graphic novel sheds a terrifying light on a few ordinary people and the simple decisions that change their lives forever.

88 pages, $9.95, in stores on Jan. 31.


Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, art by Guy Davis, colors by Dave Stewart, cover by Mignola.

After the catastrophic encounter with the monster-god Katha-Hem, Dr. Kate Corrigan travels to rural France in search of an ancient text that might undo the death of Roger. Back at the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Captain Daimio tells the story of his own death, Johann Kraus confesses a bizarre love triangle arising from one of his séances, Abe recalls a mission with Hellboy during his early days at the B.P.R.D., and Liz reveals a weird tale of the family members she killed while discovering her firestarter powers.

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, with artist Guy Davis and co-writer John Arcudi, unravel a story that will determine the future of the B.P.R.D., while revealing key secrets about their past. This collection includes a sketchbook section that captures Guy Davis's development of the terrors unveiled in The Universal Machine.

Collecting the five-issue miniseries.

144 pages, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 17.


Charles Schulz's Peanuts has won acclaim as one of the most popular comic strips of all time. Dark Horse Deluxe is joining in the fun by creating a special series of limited-edition statues of vintage Peanuts characters.

Inspired by ³syroco² sculptures that were popular in the 1930s and 40s, the ten new statuettes from Dark Horse are designed and manufactured in a style consistent with the earlier figures. Last month we offered the first statue in the series, Charlie Brown, and this month we feature the second statue -- bossy, crabby and selfish Lucy Van Pelt. Produced in a limited edition of hand-numbered copies, the figure is fully painted and ready to display. Linus will be the third release, followed by the rest of the gang in a pattern of monthly releases.

5" tall, limited to 1,200 pieces, includes booklet and button, $39.95, in stores on Dec. 13.


Written by Timothy Truman, penciled by Cary Nord, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Tony Harris.

Deep in the Zamorian hills, a savage tribe of inbred man-beasts has captured Conan and the beautiful Jiara. Into a dank hall carved from the rocky earth the Cimmerian and his buxom companion must descend to please and entertain the lord of these twisted half-breeds -- the abominable Spider King! A monstrous climax to this two-part tale, with bloody consequences for all, told in the Robert E. Howard tradition by the celebrated storytellers Timothy Truman, Cary Nord, and Dave Stewart.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 15.


Written by Joe R. Lansdale, art by Timothy Truman, colored by Dave Stewart.

The mad genius of horror and western fiction, writer Joe R. Lansdale, and the twisted visionary artist Timothy Truman bring their unholy alliance to its blood-spattered conclusion with a final issue sure to send shivers down the spines of even the most hardcore Conan fans! An otherworldly abomination shall rend the veil dividing Conan's world from unspeakable terrors beyond as a black-hearted sorcerer's lust for power unleashes an evil that surpasses his control or reckoning. Only the cool head and cold steel of the Cimmerian can save all creation from the slimy, smothering damnation of this unnamable horror.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 29.


Dark Horse asked the legendary swordsmiths at Marto, in Toledo, Spain, to design a metal emblem capturing the essence of the Robert E. Howard barbarian. They crafted a unique skull-adorned version of the logo. These have been reproduced, and will be affixed by Zippo at their factory using a unique process that permanently adheres the 3-D emblem to the lighter. Additionally, each lighter will have a serial number engraved right into the lighter, and only 1,000 pieces are being produced for worldwide distribution. This is a genuine Zippo Lighter, made in the USA and guaranteed for a lifetime. Each one comes packaged in a tin box, which is enclosed in a custom-printed cardboard sleeve.

Limited to 1,000 pieces, $39.99, in stores on Sept. 13.


Written and art by Shirow Masamune.

Welcome to the future, where the norms are vast bio-constructed cities, air toxic enough to force citizens to wear oxygen masks, and crime so severe that the cops drive tanks! When a mysterious winged girl with the power to cleanse the poisoned air is kidnapped by the villainous Buaku, police mini-tank commander Leona Ozaki, her tank Bonaparte, and her lovesick partner Al must confront the arch-criminal and his catgirl molls -- the beautiful and deadly Annapuma and Unipuma -- before Buaku's master plan kicks into gear. Buaku has more than money on his mind, and the future fate of humanity hangs in the balance!

Produced by international comics superstar Shirow Masamune, creator of Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell, Dominion is an ecological-dystopian-police procedural adventure/comedy as only Shirow can create! This new edition is published for the first time in America in right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan.

224 pages, black and white, $15.95, in stores on Jan. 14.


By Brian Posehn, John Arcudi, Thomas Sniegoski, Eric Powell, Mark Farmer, Tony Moore, Hilary Barta and Kevin Nowlan.

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together -- mass hysteria! It must be the end of days as Dwight T. Albatross takes on his own Goon anthology series!

The first issue brought you the stylings of actor/comedian Patton Oswalt teamed with the legendary Mike Ploog. The second issue follows suit, teaming comedian Brian Posehn (also from Comedy Central's Comedians of Comedy and Mr. Show) with hotshot horror artist and rising-star Tony Moore (The Walking Dead, The Exterminators, Fear Agent) This issue also brings you a hilarious Dean Martin-style celebrity roast of the Goon, written by B.P.R.D.'s own John Arcudi with the sleek and edgy line-work of the great Kevin Nowlan, also a brilliantly dark and funny short from the mind of Hilary Barta. Meanwhile Powell, Sniegoski, and Farmer bring us part two of their three-part serial "Peg Leg Full of Heaven" featuring the Little Unholy Bastards.

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 22.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Jason Shawn Alexander and Steve Rolston, colors by Matt Hollingsworth and Dave Stewart, cover by Paul Pope.

The Escapists are back, and so is the classic villain, The Saboteur! Brian K. Vaughan digs into Escapist lore to bring out the ultimate betrayal -- Luna Moth, as an agent of the Iron Chain! Is her mind under the Saboteur's control, or is she his willing accomplice? The Escapist is caught in a "good old-fashioned death trap," but his longtime enemy has confiscated the Golden Key -- the source of his powers -- and has drugged him out of his mind! Now what?! Jason Shawn Alexander moodily illustrates what may be the Escapist's last adventure.

Back in the real world, artist Steve Rolston joins up with Denny, who is ready to fake a confession for the high-profile publicity stunt that landed him downtown. Add in Case's daring, hang-gliding confrontation in a darkened building, and it leads to the moment all you hopeless romantics have been waiting for!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 8.


Written and art by Shirow Masamune.

How do you keep a dead man from being murdered? Business bigwig Hayasaka might be dead, but he keeps turning up walking and talking, and Section 9 agents need to find out whether he's being remotely "puppeted" and whether those pulling the strings -- like the mysterious Takoaka of the Institute of Technology -- are the same people trying to control access to Pandora, a vast digital treasure trove of information of the most sensitive -- and dangerous -- nature.

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, but never collected until now. This deluxe-format issue concludes "Fat Cat," the first of four Ghost in the Shell tales, and is presented in right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan.

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 15.


Written by Jim Pascoe and Tad Stones, penciled by Rick Lacy and Fabio Laguna, cover by Jeff Matsuda.

Coinciding with the DVD release of the first Hellboy animated film, Hellboy Animated Volume 1: The Black Wedding Dress brings the animated version of the character full circle, to the comics pages, in these two original tales.

In the lead feature, "The Black Wedding," written by Jim Pascoe and drawn by Rick Lacy, Liz Sherman is kidnapped by an ancient cult, dragging the entire Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense into a horrifying tale of witchcraft and possession.

Hellboy Animated co-creator Tad Stones and Fabio Laguna team up in "Pyramid of Death," in which radio hero Lobster Johnson inspires a young Hellboy to inflict some imaginary justice of his own.

With a cover by Jeff Matsuda (producer/art director of The Batman) and a pinup by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, this book is the perfect bridge between the comics and cartoon worlds of the World's Greatest Paranormal Detective.

80 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 31.


Written by Ian Edginton, penciled by Steve Pugh, colored by Dan Jackson.

Years have passed and humanity's war against the invading demonic forces continues to rage with no end in sight. Men of arms and magic have sought to bring to an end the reign of hell the demons have brought to the once proud city of London. Humanity's last hope lies in discerning the true nature of an arcane symbol known as the SIGIL. Inscribed somewhere upon the very face of the city, the sigil's focal points are marked by potent artifacts of unearthly energy. If it is to survive, the surviving humans must discover the true nature of the sigil or be damned to oblivion!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 8.


Written by Eiji Ohtsuka, art by Housui Yamazaki, cover by Bunpeil Yorifuji.

The Corpse Delivery Service has helped the dead who wanted justice from the living. Now, think about how many living people would like to take vengeance on the dead. What if it were possible? When Sasaki realizes that the latest corpse in their office is the man who murdered her parents years ago, the Kurosagi crew learns of a far darker business than their own, in this intensely disturbing one-volume story.

224 pages, black and white, $10.95, in stores on Jan. 24.


Written by Jason Hall, art by Kelley Jones, colored by Michelle Madsen.

An unspeakable secret turns an idyllic North Dakota farm into a living nightmare in The Messengers, the upcoming U.S. debut by Thai filmmakers The Pang Brothers (The Eye). Sam Raimi's production company Ghost House has teamed with Dark Horse Comics to create this unique interpretation. Written by Jason Hall and drawn by Kelley Jones, The Messengers tells the haunting tale of the Solomon family from a whole new perspective, turning the film on its ear and combining the events of the movie with chilling new scenes and details about the mysterious drifter who comes to help a troubled family farm, and the dark secret that he's running from...

80 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 3.


Written and art by Junji Ito.

Museum of Terror volumes one and two introduced readers to the horrific, beautiful creature Tomie . . . the woman no man could resist. Now Junji Ito, creator and curator of this horrible museum, brings a new type of exhibit to thrill and chill your senses! Chiemi Amano is a beautiful girl with long, flowing hair. She arrives home with a freshly broken heart only to learn that mice have infested the space above her room. As if things couldn't get worse, one of them becomes entangled in her long locks over the course of the night! That's the last straw -- she grew her hair out for her ex-boyfriend in the first place, and it's caused her nothing but trouble! But when Eri, her little sister, goes for the scissors . . . Chiemi's hair has other ideas.

344 pages, black and white, $13.95, in stores on Jan 24.


Written by Todd Dezago, art and cover by Craig Rousseau.

In keeping with its tradition of not spilling even the slightest detail of what happens in upcoming issues of the Perhapanauts, Dark Horse humbly submits the following totally fake listing. Enjoy!

Tonight on The Perhapanauts: Second Chances . . .

Big wakes up in the shower only to find out that the past three issues were all a dream! While on vacation in Las Vegas, Molly and MG accidentally get married by an ordained Elvis. And Choopie becomes attached to a stray dog only to be heartbroken when the owner arrives to claim him. Choopie and the little boy argue over who loves the pooch more, but eventually Choopie does (almost) the right thing and returns the little dog to the boy . . . sans blood.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written and art by Gina Biggs.

When first-year high school student Miharu Ogawa gets a call from her parents, telling her to come straight home from school, she prepares herself for the worst. After all, the last time her quirky restaurateur parents told her to come straight home she ended up as a contestant on a kiddy game show! But nothing she could ever have imagined could have prepared her for their "great news" . . . Miharu is getting married! How's a spirited and independent teenager who has never even kissed a boy supposed to deal with suddenly having a fiancé she's never even met? And how will her feelings change when she finds out that there are other boys out there vying for her affection, and other girls ready and willing to take away the man she's not even sure she's ready for? With her family, friends, (and enemies!) to cope with, will Miharu even have the time to find out if the handsome, devoted Kazuo Fujiwara is really

184 pages, black and white, $12.95, in stores on Jan. 10.


Written by Mike Richardson, art by Dean Yeagle.

The small town of Middlington is about to be turned upside down! The gremlins face a forced eviction, and they aren't going to go without a fight. And when gremlins fight, cars end up disassembled, front porches disappear, and grown men end up trussed in tiny ropes like overgrown turkeys -- which is exactly how the house's owner Gus found himself last issue! But this issue finds him in just as sticky a situation: the gremlins are convinced that Gus is here to save their home, not sell it! And when Gus meets Molly, a young woman who knows about the house's secret, he digs himself into that idea even deeper.

Meanwhile, Mr. Snide and his accomplices plan to scare the living daylights out of Gus in order to convince him to sell the "haunted" house . . . and they're about to get more than they bargained for. Before the day is through, the city will claim the property out from under Gus's feet, those feet will be in jail, and bulldozers will be on the horizon! What's a gremlin to do?!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 29.


Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Eric Johnson, colored by Jeromy Cox, cover by Juan Ferreyra.

The most influential clandestine society in the history of the world is uncovered, a powerful man is murdered, and a mysterious ally appears with a thousand-year-old message as Doctor Julien Saunière continues his hunt for the Holy Grail!

From a disgraced order of knights to the secrets of a neoclassic painter, Julien Saunière follows a trail of conspiracy that extends all the way to the walls of Jerusalem during the first crusade. In a Europe where sorcerers stalk the streets and the Catholic Church reigns supreme, Julien pursues a truth that could change the world forever. Powerful forces have dedicated themselves to ensuring he does not succeed.

176 pages, $16.95, in stores on Jan. 17.


Written by Ron Marz, penciled by Luke Ross, colored by Rob Schwager.

A sequel to last year's acclaimed series. The samurai Shiro followed his kidnapped love, Yoshiko, across Asia and Europe, from feudal Japan to Paris and the mirrored halls of Versailles. Reunited only briefly, the lovers were wrenched apart once again by the treachery of a Spanish nobleman determined to possess Yoshiko. Now the Spaniard has fled, with Yoshiko his prisoner, and Shiro pursues, swearing vengeance. Their journey will take them from Spain to the azure waters of the Mediterranean, and finally to the sands of fabled Egypt.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 1.


Written and art by Tony Millionaire.

Inches the doll was the cutest in the whole house. Loved by everyone, the world was Inches's oyster. Then one day something happened . . . The Sock Monkey and Mr. Crow became concerned for their diminutive friend, but by then it was too late! The truth sent the terrified Sock Monkey and Crow fleeing for their lives! Inches had turned evil!

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 15.


By Matthew Fillbach, Shawn Fillbach, Chris Avellone, Ryan Kaufman, Jeremy Barlow, Ethan Beavers and Stewart McKenney.

Explosive action, white-hot lightsaber battles, evil schemes, and heroic sacrifices -- it's all here in this fast-paced volume jam-packed with four wickedly awesome all-ages adventures set in the most exciting era of Star Wars! The fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance, the Republic and Confederacy taking their fight from the cold reaches of space to exotic alien worlds. Don't miss the Jedi make history in their selfless fight for justice in this full-throttle collection of stories all told in the same stripped-down stylization as Cartoon Network's micro-series.

80 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 17.


Written by Welles Hartley and Mick Harrison, art by Douglas Wheatley, colors by Ronda Pattison.

"The Path to Nowhere," part 2 of 5. Despite his acceptance of the Sith ways, Darth Vader is shocked to find the Empire‹and himself‹complicit in an evil he thought he had put behind him . . .

A Separatist freedom fighter deals with the realization that the sacrifice made by his brothers-in-arms has been for nothing‹and that their families are paying the price for their resistance...

The crew of a smuggler's ship is forced to take sides in a conflict they have sought to avoid‹and which has already changed the course of all their lives...

The dawn of the Empire plunges the galaxy into dark times, and every direction leads to danger!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 29.


Written by Welles Hartley, penciled by Davide Fabbri, inked by Christian Dalla Vecchia, cover by David Michael Beck.

Fresh from the killing fields of Jabiim, where the Empire has virtually wiped out the populace of that world, Imperial Lieutenant Janek Sunber is sent to the quiet prison base on Kalist VI. But, unbeknownst to the Empire, the Rebels have designs on Kalist Base both for its desirable fuel supplies, and for the presence of a very important prisoner -- one of their own who has already attracted the interest of Darth Vader.

Sunber doesn't know it, but he's on a collision course with an old friend who is with the Rebels, and he finds himself wondering which of them is on the wrong side of the war.

Collects issues #36-40 of Star Wars Empire.

120 pages, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 17.


Written by John Jackson Miller, penciled by Brian Ching, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Hoon.

A new two-part story begins as fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick and the crew of the Last Resort devise a plan to nab some much needed cash. On the banking world of Telerath they set their plot into motion unaware the bounty on their heads is about to catch up to them. Yet there's more going on than the schemers or their hunters realize, and when it all blows sky-high an unexpected reunion will throw Zayne's life on the run into question.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 29.


Written by John Ostrander, penciled by Jan Duursema, inked by Dan Parsons, colored by Brad Anderson, cover by Adam Hughes.

Five generations after Luke Skywalker took up his father's lightsaber, the galaxy is once again imperiled and hope rests on the shoulders of a young man and his connection to the Force.

In this issue, a legacy is revealed, denied, and endangered as Cade Skywalker's friends turn their backs on him, and he finds himself in league with those he thought were his enemies! Decisions must be made, and a hero's burden must be taken up or cast aside. The Jedi, the Sith, and the Empire all want something from Cade Skywalker, and all he wants is to be left alone. But in a galaxy on the brink of war there is no place to hide!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 15.


Written and art by Stan Sakai.

The evil spirit of Jei is back, and Gen and Stray Dog are in big trouble! Internationally acclaimed storyteller Stan Sakai returns to the story of Inazuma, the swordswoman who has been possessed by Jei's demonic spirit. Unaware of this, our two favorite bounty hunters are hot on the trail, competing for the purse on Inazuma's head . . . and unfortunately for them, they've just found her! The rhino's last encounter with the murderous Black Soul left him with a fierce shoulder wound that never fully healed. Will he be an asset to Stray Dog in this fight‹or a liability? And will the pair be able to stop quarreling long enough to focus on defeating Inazuma? Find out in "The Return of the Black Soul,."

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 22.

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