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TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007

DARK HORSE COMICS FOR APRIL

THE ART OF BONE

Written and art by Jeff Smith.

Never before and rarely seen artwork, outlines, and entire stories from Jeff Smith's Bone are collected in this full-color hardcover volume!

Bone is an international publishing sensation with hundreds of thousands of loyal readers and no end in sight to its growing popularity. Now, for the first time anywhere, see the homemade comics, sketches, and grand plans that set this masterpiece of literary fantasy in motion. From there, take a tour through piles of promotional art, holiday cards, and pivotal storytelling moments from the revolutionary self-publishing years, where Bone went from "the little comic that could" to an industry leader that changed the face of comics. Finally, revel in the wonder of Bone as a complete 1,300-page graphic novel, a work for the ages, filled with comedy and tragedy and adventure for generations to come.

200 pages, $39.95, in stores on June 20.

BANYA: THE EXPLOSIVE DELIVERY MAN VOLUME 4

Written and art by Kim Young-Oh.

After last volume's shocking cliffhanger, Banya's screams are still ringing across Gaya's wastelands, and the desert deliverymen are in some serious danger. The future is at stake, and fists are about to fly, as two bloodthirsty villains corner our heartbroken hero. He's kept his cool while mingling with the monstrous Torren, fighting off gargantuan pit bulls, and dodging the giant Gwichi worm's sneak attacks -- but now Banya has gone crazy with anguish and rage and is about to unleash a world of hurt on two mutated killers! This second-to-last volume of Banya: The Explosive Delivery Man isn't all gloom and doom, though, as Kim Young-Oh continues to mix incredible artwork and fast-paced storytelling with perfectly timed slapstick moments and surprising plot twists.

184 pages, black and white, $12.95, in stores on June 20.

BETTIE PAGE STATUE

It is no secret that Dark Horse has been having a longtime love affair with pinup icon Bettie Page. She's been a big part of our lives, and we are happy to share her with you.

Now Dark Horse announces what may be it finest Bettie Page collectible item yet -- a full-size statue by Tony Cipriano. Measuring 13 inches and pre-painted from a model by master painter Kat Sapine, this limited-edition statue captures the charm and sultriness of this real-life heroine in exacting detail.

$124.99, in stores on May 16.

BLACK MAGIC (2ND EDITION)

Written and art by Shirow Masamune.

Today, the planet Venus is a literal hell of furnace-like temperatures and dense, poisonous atmosphere. But millions of years in its past, Venus teemed with life and with a civilization far advanced to our own. The Nemisis supercomputer controls government functions, with bioroid "executors" created to carry out the system's utopian edicts. But trouble brews even in paradise, as different executors vie for control of Nemesis, forcing the governing system to secretly create Duna Typhon, a super-bioroid "sleeper," raised among the human populace, ready to use her awesome powers should Nemesis be co-opted to turn paradise into paradise lost.

From the imagination of Ghost in the Shell creator Shirow Masamune comes his first published series, Black Magic, a sweeping science-fiction epic that introduces many of the themes and ideas that influence all of Shirow's work.

200 pages, black and white, $14.95, in stores on June 27.

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL #124

Written and art by Hiroaki Samura.

"Barefoot," part 3 of 5. Blade of the Immortal's level of unsettling horror gets kicked up a big notch in "Barefoot," Samura's current story arc. Doc Burando is put back into service in the dark prisons under Edo Castle. Kagimura gambles that he can get his top lunatic doctor back on track with just a few . . . unconventional adjustments. While surveying the grounds around Edo castle, Rin and Döa make a startling, stomach-churning discovery. Döa finds some ghastly clues and is thrown into another one of her furious fits of blind rage. Will Rin be able to calm her down before their search-and-recovery mission is blown?

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL VOLUME 17: ON THE PERFECTION OF ANATOMY

Written and art by Hiroaki Samura.

Manji, the immortal swordsman, lies imprisoned in the bakufu stronghold of the mysterious Habaki Kagimura. Seeking to impart the life-extending powers of Manji's kessen-chu bloodworms to other humans, Kagimura orders his medical examiners to discover the secrets of Manji's amazing regenerative abilities. Using a series of convicts as live subjects in an increasingly grisly series of twisted experiments, Burando, Kagimura's lead medical examiner, begins to grow more desperate and sickened with each horrifying failure. And through it all, Manji lives, and regenerates, and bides his time for the moment that he can pay back his tormentors . . . limb by limb!

Dark, violent, and yet possessing subtle emotional depth, Blade re-invents the traditional period samurai tale by imbuing it with a streetwise modernist sensibility to create an epic tale of incomparable skill and audacious reach.

184 pages, black and white, $16.95, in stores on June 13.

B.P.R.D.: GARDEN OF SOULS #2

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

Abe Sapien's investigation brings him closer to a jungle compound housing a group of cyborgs with a strange connection to his own past. Meanwhile, in the new B.P.R.D. headquarters basement, Johann makes a startling discovery about a member of the team, and Liz has a vision of the end of the world. Abe finally comes face-to-face with figures from his past as Langdon Caul.

32 pages, $2.99, in store on April 4.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2

Written by Joss Whedon, penciled by Georges Jeanty, inked by Andy Owens, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Jo Chen.

The destruction of Buffy's hometown, plus covert and powerful slayer "cells" around the world, add up to a new label for the Scoobies: Terrorist threat. Speaking of Sunnydale, the crater formerly known as, has opened to reveal the witch Amy, and boy is she pissed. Now: Giles, smoochies, a knife to the heart, and a big sleep. Season Eight continues.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

CITY OF OTHERS #2

Written by Steve Niles, art by Bernie Wrightson, colored by Jose Villarrubia.

From masters of horror Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson comes the most anticipated and monster-filled comics series of the year, City of Others.

When Stosh Bludowski awakes from the nightmare of the last twenty-four hours, his life will be forever changed. It's not like Blud -- a ruthless hit man -- hasn't known darkness before, but awakening to the reality that the world is filled with zombies and vampires isn't the easiest thing to swallow. Now that he's in the midst of a family of vampires ("others," as they prefer to be called), and they're under attack by an invading army of rampaging zombies, Blud needs to choose a side, and doing so will seal his fate forever.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

CLASSIC DC CHARACTER #4: THE FLASH

Dark Horse Comics and DC Direct, DC Comics' action figure and collectible company, have the collector market buzzing about a new series of vintage-style statuettes featuring four of DC Comics' best-known characters. Joining the initial releases is the original scarlet speedster -- The Flash.

The sculpting and packaging design are inspired by the original "Golden Age" version of the this classic character, and echoes the look and feel of his earliest comic appearances. Packaged in a tin with a booklet about the character and a vintage-style pinback button.

Limited edition of 2,000, $49.95, in stores on July 4.

CLASSIC PEANUTS CHARACTER #7: SNOOPY

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 seventh statue in the series -- Snoopy. Produced in a limited edition of hand-numbered copies, the figure is fully painted and ready to display. Snoopy will be the seventh release.

Limited edition of 1,200, $39.95, in stores on June 20.

CONAN #39

Written by Tim Truman, art by Rafael Kayanan, cover by Cary Nord.

The return of Janissa the Widowmaker! Far from civilized shores, at the edge of a deep jungle, the Tower of Tara-Teth is impassible by even the most skilled swordsmen and thieves. Now, Conan must defeat its devious magic to claim the treasure that it hides. But as Conan fights his way through the tower's guardians, the deadliest swordswoman of the Hyborian Age also seeks the Tower's prize...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

CONAN AND THE MIDNIGHT GOD #4

Written by Joshua Dysart, art by Will Conrad, colored by Juan Ferreyra, cover by Jason Alexander.

King Conan's quest for vengeance takes him past the boundaries of life and death and into the heart of evil as the sinister events in Stygia escalate into a deadly crescendo.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 30.

GHOST IN THE SHELL 1.5: HUMAN-ERROR PROCESSOR #7

Written and art by Shirow Masamune.

When a suspected assassin turns up dead alongside a couple of ex-bodyguards of her intended government-minister target, the agents of Section 9 set out to unravel the mystery only to find themselves tied up in a Gordian knot of intrigues and subterfuges. When the minister goes missing, reports surface of an ace-sniper out to punch the big shot's ticket, and the Section 9 agents race against the clock to get to the minister before the assassin's bullet does!

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

HARVEY COMICS CLASSICS VOLUME 1: CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST

Designed and edited by Leslie Cabarga, introduced by Jerry Beck.

Now Dark Horse is delighted to participate in the revival of Casper, who remains among the most beloved of cartoon and comic book icons. Casper the Friendly Ghost made his first appearance as a star of Paramount's Famous Cartoons in 1947 and entered the comics in 1949. But after five issues, publisher St. John's gave up the title. That's when Harvey Comics stepped in, and where this book begins. Harvey breathed life into Casper, and from the very first issue, the cover designs, stories, and artwork -- drawn by the same animators who worked on the cartoons -- were a cut above.

Harvey Comics Classics Volume 1: Casper contains over 100 of Casper's very best stories, from the beginning of the Harvey series in 1952 through the classic years of the mid-1960s. The art is reproduced from crisp black-and-white printer's proofs and original artwork from the old Harvey archives, along with 64 pages of color meticulously restored from the original comic books. The book includes a comprehensive introduction illustrated with historic memorabilia.

480 pages, black and white, $19.95, in stores on June 20.

HELLBOY ANIMATED VOLUME 2: THE JUDGEMENT BELL

Written by Jim Pascoe and Tad Stones, art by Stones and Rick Lacy, cover by Eric Powell.

In "The Judgment Bell," written by Jim Pascoe and drawn by Rick Lacy, a figure from Dr. Broom's past wreaks havoc on the children of a small Polish village. And in a backup story written and drawn by Hellboy Animated creator Tad Stones, a young Hellboy is once again stirred to heroism by the radio adventures of Lobster Johnson.

With a cover by Eisner award-winning Goon creator Eric Powell and an original 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 page, $6.95, in stores on June 5.

HELLBOY: THE COMPANION

Written by Stephen Weiner, Jason Hall and Victoria Blake, art by Mike Mignola.

Written by Steve Weiner (The Will Eisner Companion), Victoria Blake (The Oregonian, NPR) and Jason Hall (Beware the Creeper, Trigger, Detective Comics) and densely illustrated with classic images from the comics as well as a handful of new drawings from Mignola, this volume offers thorough documentation of the Hellboy universe, compiling the many complex pieces that make up the life of the World's Greatest Paranormal Investigator into an easily understandable format. From the hidden history of Abe Sapien to the secret origin of the world, this complete compendium is every hardcore Hellboy fan's key to the mind of Mike Mignola, and the ultimate introduction for anyone looking to begin their journey in the weird and wondrous world he has created.

Dark Horse presents the definitive guide to Hellboy, including a timeline mapping out the events in over a decade's worth of comics and novels!

200 pages, $14.95, in stores on June 27.

HELLBOY: DARKNESS CALLS #1

Written and cover by Mike Mignola, art by Duncan Fegredo, colored by Dave Stewart.

Witches all across the world seek out Hellboy, but this time, they're not just after revenge. The long-awaited follow-up to 2005's The Island, the six-issue miniseries Darkness Calls sees Mike Mignola pushing his greatest creation, Hellboy, toward the next major turning point in his life.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

HELLGATE: LONDON

Written by Ian Edginton, art by Steve Pugh, cover by Dan Jackson.

Few video games have enjoyed such a frenetic buzz around their release as the upcoming Hellgate: London, and with good reason -- they haven't had the awesome talent of former Diablo developers and executives working on an inaugural release! Now together as Flagship Studios, these formidable creative minds have developed a groundbreaking game that's guaranteed to become another best-selling franchise.

Ian Edginton, the critically acclaimed author of Scarlet Traces and the War of the Worlds webcomic adaptation, teams with Superman and Preacher artist Steve Pugh to explore this demon-ravaged metropolis in comics form.

MI5 agent Lyra Darius discovers a human charnel house in the heart of London while tailing Lord Sumerisle, the recently resigned Home Office Minister for Internal Affairs. She's soon entangled in a bloody intrigue with Knights Templar, and everything is building up to All Hallows Eve! Establishing the raging war against invading demonic forces, Hellgate: London is a must for any fans of gaming and adventure. Collects the four-issue miniseries.

104 pages, $12.95, in stores on June 27.

HELLGATE: LONDON STATUES

Weta Collectibles has joined with Flagship Studios to create a line of spectacular collectible statues celebrating the drama and grandeur of the world of Hellgate -- the highly anticipated, groundbreaking video game of 2007!

* Cabalist: Delvers of arcane knowledge, students of the dark arts, and explorers on the fringes of science, Cabalists use the powers of the demons against them. Cabalists are spell-casters, and more specifically, summoners and controllers of demons and the primal forces of the netherworld.

10 inches by 10 inches by 16 inches, limited to 1,000 pieces, $225, in stores on June 20.

* Female and Male Templars: Templars are the true believers, the keepers of the faith, and the destroyers of evil. They are extremely organized and regimented, their centuries of preparation giving them the best basic footing for waging war against the demons. They control and defend the London Underground.

Female 10 inches by 10 inches by 13 inches, limited to 1,000 pieces, $225, in stores on June 20.

Male 10 inches by 10 inches by 16 inches, limited to 1,000 pieces, $225, in stores on June 20.

* The Hunter: The archetype of the Hunter is obscure, cloaked in mystery and subterfuge. In one way they are an Assassin, a Ninja, a knife in the dark. In other ways, they are the Ronin, a highly-trained warrior with no master. In yet more, they are the Destroyer, a force of blazing gunfire and deadly accuracy that lays waste to any foe that stands in their way.

10.5 inches by 14 inches, by 18 inches, limited to 1,000 pieces, $225, in stores on June 20.

THE JACKSON 500 VOLUME 3

Art by Tim Biskup.

Hitting the mid-point in his seminal series of paintings, Tim Biskup's The Jackson 500, Volume Three, arrives just in time to bring another cool, colorful break to your summer dog days! Spend another year getting lost in Biskup's stunning, energetic world, and enjoy the middle volume of Biskup's five-year creative experiment. With an introduction by Mark Ryden, this year's offering contains paintings 201 to 300, all reproduced here at actual size. Each beautiful piece fuses Tim's punk rock sensibilities with his love for mid-century graphic design. Timeless tomes for any fine-art fan, each volume of The Jackson 500 will be pored over again and again for artistic inspiration, especially if you're a fan of Paul Klee, hyperactive monsters, Ward Kimbal, color theory, Hieronymus Bosch, tortured beings, and suicidal herines. From international galleries to your bookshelf, these inviting little works are endless wells of creativity and energy.

112 pages, $14.95, in stores on June 27.

LISA PETRUCCI'S DEVILISH DOLLY AND LIL' MISS MONSTER VINYL FIGURES

Lisa Petrucci collects old toys, dolls, kitsch, pinup art, and vintage men's magazines at an obsessive pace. Eventually these things made their way into her artwork and she found the perfect format to capture them -- the souvenir wood plaque. Each slab of wood is lovingly painted with the things she enjoys most and celebrate sexuality, femininity, and all that is cute. Her work has been exhibited and enjoyed in the U.S., Copenhagen, and Stockholm, and has been featured in many diverse publications.

The natural next step after gracing many a wood slab with her adorable images is vinyl! Devilish Dolly and Lil' Miss Monster is the first in a series of vinyl figures based on Lisa's popular characters.

6.75 inches, $19.99, in stores on April 18.

MAXWELL STRANGEWELL

Written and art by Matt Fillbach and Shawn Fillbach.

The Fillbach Brothers present their most ambitious work to date! After putting their sci-fi skills to the ultimate test in six volumes of the best-selling series Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Matt and Shawn up the ante with a novella-length tale of aliens, amnesia, and the galaxy itself in peril.

Photographer Anna Gilmour discovers a ten-foot-tall being immediately after his fall to Earth. He can't speak, but communicates through telepathic empathy, and Anna introduces him to her father as "Max." Their home is soon beset by a sea of beatific Tibetan monks, alien assassins in disguise, and heavy weapon fire! Max might not know who he is, but a lot of others sure as heck seem to. A galactic free-for-all is about to go down and Earth is ground zero. Before the final act, Anna and Max encounter a prophecy, the man in the moon, an entire race of alien accountants, and the Revolver -- an innocuous-looking jogger responsible for keeping the world spinning. This massive tome is a page-turner you won't be able to put down, and prove that these brothers are a pair to watch!

384 pages, $19.95, in stores on June 20.

MPD-PSYCHO VOLUME 1

Written by Eiji Otsuka, art by Sho-U Tajima.

MPD-Psycho, the most-requested manga series in recently memory, has found a fitting home at Dark Horse Manga, where it will be presented uncut and uncensored in all of its controversial and unflinchingly grotesque glory! If Takashi Miike's MPD-Psycho television series still has you confused and reeling, the original manga series that inspired the show is sure to take you on a longer, darker journey into madness. Enjoy the MPD-Psycho series for all of its absurd twists, sci-fi touches, and inventive torture scenes, but you'll also be mesmerized by the plethora of odd conspiracies and case files found in Otsuka and Tajima's uncontrollable, urban horrorshow.

In MPD-Psycho Volume One, police detective Kobayashi Yousuke's life is changed forever after a serial killer notices something "special" about him. That same killer mutilates Kobayashi's wife and kick-starts a "multiple personality battle" within Kobayashi that pushes him into a complex tempest of interconnected deviants and evil forces. Earning praise for its consistently shocking plotlines and Tajima's clean, arresting art style, MPD-Psycho is the manga event of the decade!

184 pages, black and white, $19.95, in stores on June 6.

MUTTS BOOKENDS

Working directly with Patrick McDonnell and the sculptors at Yoe! Studio, Dark Horse announces something more considered for the serious collector -- a set of finely crafted Mutts bookends.

Packaged as a set, featuring special Patrick McDonnell art, these are perfect for not only toy collectors, but any pet owner or bibliophile. The Yoe! team has examined every detail of the books and the nuance of the characters captures McDonnell's subtle line in 3-D.

2-piece set, $115, in stores on May 16.

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 6

Written and art by Kosuke Fujishima.

Ever since a cosmic phone call brought the literal young goddess Belldandy into college student Keiichi's residence, his personal life has been turned upside-down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions!

With Urd in Terrible Master mode, the goddess once known for simply being wicked hot is now both hot and wicked! Having freed the great Fenrir Wolf, Urd has thereby activated the Ultimate Destruction Program, which promises just what it says . . . unless her sisters Skuld and Belldandy can stop it! Plus, four pages of color, notes, commentary, a message from creator Kosuke Fujishima, and your letters!

184 pages, black and white, $10.95, in stores on June 13.

OLD BOY VOLUME 6

Written by Garon Tsuchiya, art by Nobuaki Minegishi.

Goto marches forward relentlessly to discover the identity of his tormentor, the man who had Goto locked up in a private prison for ten long years without ever telling him why. But Goto's nemesis wants Goto to find him, and meet they do, as Goto's enemy reveals his identity and gives Goto clues that suggest this decade-long ordeal stems from a long-forgotten schoolyard grudge. But there's more to this cruel game, and Goto's friends may end up in the morgue if he doesn't agree to continue the game -- in sudden death!

216 pages, black and white, $12.95, in stores on June 6.

PATH OF THE ASSASSIN VOLUME 7

Written by Kazuo Koike, art by Goseki Kojima.

Warning! Reading this series might not only entertain you in many ways, but it might be somewhat educational as well! Let's start with ninja skills, samurai period drama, and sexy teens. Yes, we have them all in one informative, semi-historical series from the famed creators of Lone Wolf and Cub, Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima. It's the story of to-be shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, in his late teens, battling and politicking his way to the leadership of Edo-era Japan. To do so, he must survive assasination attempts, political sabotage, bloody battlefields, and a ferocious wife. And he does this with the help of his friend and vassal, the unstoppable ninja Hattori Hanzo. Heard these names before? That's because they're a revered part of Japan's (sometimes secret) past!

312 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on June 27.

PENNY ARCADE VOLUME 4: BIRDS ARE WEIRD

Written by Jerry Holkins, art by Mike Krahulik.

OHMYGODDIDYOUSEETHAT?!? That bird. Right there. Yeah, that's the one. The one giving me the evil eye. You see it too?

Right. Let's grab our drinks, sit down, and pretend we didn't notice him . . . Maybe he'll go away.

So, anyway, I'm sure you stopped by to find out what kinds of Penny Arcade goodness we will be lavishing upon you with this latest collection. Oh, and you came for the cinnamon almond biscotti, of course. But mostly you came because you can't get enough of the smash-hit web-comic Penny Arcade. Well, my friend, do we have the goods for you! All the Penny Arcade web-comics published online in 2003, a smorgasbord of commentary courtesy of Gabe and Tycho, and more bonus material than you can shake a pigeon at! Huh? Oh, sorry, did I say "pigeon"? I meant to say "stick." Sorry, but that bird is still really creeping me out. You can tell it's totally planning something. Can't you see it watching us!?! Man, birds are weird . . .

112 pages, $12.95, in stores on June 13.

REX MUNDI #5

Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Juan Ferreyra.

In #5: Julien is pushed to the edge of madness. Paris erupts in flames and violence. And Lorraine's fragile relationship with his daughter is shattered forever.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

SATAN'S ****** BABY

Written and art by Eric Powell.

Eric Powell presents the single most offensive, controversial, and flat-out loathsome comic ever published by Dark Horse. Powell pulls no punches in his outrageous shots at major religions, political pundits, sexual practices, liberals, conservatives, rural life, and even the Prince of Darkness himself. No one is safe! The contents of this issue will never be collected, so this is your only chance to see them in all their filthy and despicable glory.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 11.

THE SECRET #3

Written by Mike Richardson, art by Jason Alexander.

A series of wrong turns has brought Tommy to the steps of a rundown farmhouse in the middle of nowhere . . . and the car belonging to Pam's kidnapper.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

"SERENITY IN DISGUISE" VARIANT ORNAMENT

Due to overwhelming demand, Dark Horse is creating a special variant edition of one of it most popular new releases, the Serenity ornament. This will be a special release, and will be limited to advance orders only. No reprints or reorders.

As Serenity fans know, there is a sequence in the film where the crew disguises Serenity as a Reaver ship. Dark Horse has taken the existing ornament, added a few sculptural details, and revised the paint application accordingly.

Dark Horse will accept orders for this item until March 1, and will then set the print run. Dark Horse will not go back into production on this variant ship after that. Like the regular ornament, this version will have both a hanging hook and also a small pedestal base, allowing the ornament to be hung traditionally or displayed on the base on a flat surface.

Six inches by 3.5 inches, $24.99, in stores on May 14.

STAR WARS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION VOLUME 4 -- JANGO FETT/ZAM WESELL

Written by Ron Marz, art by Tom Fowler and Ted Naifeh, colored by Dave Stewart and Digital Chamelion, cover by Fowler.

Jango Fett and Zam Wesell -- two notorious bounty hunters, one explosive combination! When a mysterious employer hires Jango Fett to retrieve an ancient artifact, it's no surprise to find the beautiful and deadly Zam Wesell in pursuit of the same prize. Will this pair of fair-weather foes double-cross each other to land this lucrative score, or will a shared past convince the two that teamwork is the key to success . . . and survival?

Collecting the graphic novels Jango Fett and Zam Wesell into one volume for the first time, this story captures a pivotal moment in the history of the Republic. 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.

120 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 13.

STAR WARS: CLONE WARS ADVENTURES VOLUME 8

Written and art by Matt Fillbach, Shawn Fillbach and various.

A malfunctioning Battle Droid tries to escape its doomed fate on the battlefield; bounty hunter Aurra Sing comes face-to-face with her deadly past; and Obi-Wan Kenobi becomes entangled in a nefarious espionage plot in this pulse-pounding volume of all-ages adventures! Featuring four fantastic tales of Republic versus Separatist action, this bantha-kicking book of blockbuster battles captures some amazing moments in the most exciting era of Star Wars! These totally rocking stories, told in the same stripped-down stylization as Cartoon Network's micro-series, are why everyone loves Star Wars!

80 pages, $6.95, in stores on June 6.

STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #16

Written by John Jackson Miller, art by Dustin Weaver, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Brian Ching.

A brand new story arc begins, launching a captivating tale of power, prejudice, and a past that can no longer be outrun!

When Camper, the senile owner of the Last Resort, falls frighteningly ill, his young protector Jarael will risk everything to try and save him, even if that means seeking a cure on Arkania, a homeworld she has never seen, where genetic "offshoots" like her and Camper are despised, even criminalized. Yet, once on Arkania, Jarael's troubles will run more than skin deep, for if her intentions are revealed, powerful forces that have been hunting Camper for years will stop at nothing to reclaim the elderly refugee -- and the terrible secret he carries within him!

Life in the Old Republic takes a troubling turn in "Nights of Anger," a perfect jumping on point for anyone who hasn't taken the plunge into one of the most thrilling comics in the galaxy!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

STAR WARS: LEGACY #11

Written by John Ostrander, art by Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons, colored by Brad Anderson, cover by Duursema.

Cade Skywalker takes up a lightsaber once again -- but not for the reason the Jedi had hoped! In fact, some among the Jedi are becoming suspicious of Cade and his undisciplined power. Haunted by the tragedies of his own life and the actions of his ancestors, Cade's denial of the past could be laying the seeds for a terrifying future. Amidst the ruins of his childhood, a decision will lead to a discovery, bringing Cade that much closer to his destiny.

Meanwhile, Cade's old allies Deliah Blue and Jariah Syn face uncertain futures of their own, betrayed and delivered into the hands of a deadly enemy they thought they'd left behind. Whether or not they live to see tomorrow relies on what they know about the last Skywalker heir -- and what they're willing to reveal!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

STAR WARS: OMNIBUS -- X-WING ROGUE SQUADRON VOLUME 3

Written by Michael A. Stackpole, art by John Nadeau, Steve Crespo, Jim Hall, Drew Johnson, Gary Hall, Jordi Ensign, Chip Wallace and Gary Martin.

The galaxy's greatest starfighters take flight once more in a mission to reclaim the galactic capital Coruscant from the Empire! Whether this becomes the New Republic's finest hour or its darkest defeat lies squarely on the shoulders of Wedge Antilles and his team of ace X-Wing pilots -- Rogue Squadron!

In full color on high-quality paper for an unbeatable price, this massive volume contains issues #21-35 of X-Wing Rogue Squadron, encompassing "In the Empire's Service," "The Making of Baron Fel," "Family Ties," "Masquerade," and "Mandatory Retirement."

Follow the rise of the Empire's deadliest pilot Baron Fel, marvel at the machinations of Imperial power-player Ysanne Isard, and discover the fate of Interim-Emperor Sate Pestage in the book that collects one of the most epic sagas in Star Wars into a single volume for the first time!

360 pages, $24.95, in stores on June 24.

USAGI YOJIMBO #102

Written and art by Stan Sakai.

The assassin Shizukiri is known throughout the land as a ruthless, unbeatable killer -- a reputation that is about to be tested by his next target, Usagi Yojimbo! Having secretly hunted the rabbit ronin for some time, Shizukiri catches his prey off-guard with the last thing Usagi would expect and the worst thing he could imagine -- a hostage! Sweet, innocent, devoted Mayumi has fallen into the clutches of one of Usagi's deadliest opponents. Usagi has given his word of honor to protect her, but he cannot save her and his own life. A dark deed, a harrowing battle, and a fateful choice all add up to one of the most heartbreaking challenges our long-eared hero has ever faced.

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

XS HYBRID

Written and art by S. Ji-Hyung.

In a strange future where gifted, "hybrid" humans police the planet, Mina is a likeable tomboy with growing psychic powers. When a young boy falls into a coma after gazing into her eyes, it's clear that there's more to Mina than her pretty looks. This young boy, Hinchang, grows up to be quite a daredevil, and his awkward, secret love for Mina fuels his protective fire when mysterious men arrive, bringing the violence of the "hybrid" world with them!

102 pages, black and white, $10.95, in stores on June 6.

Buffy Cast Design T-Shirt

Buffy Cast Design T-Shirt

Black, heavyweight cotton t-shirt with the Buffy Cast Design. Approximate Size Chart Small - 34/36 Medium - 38/40 Large - 42/44 XL - 46/48 XXL - 50/52






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