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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2007

DARK HORSE COMICS FOR AUGUST

ALIENS VS. PREDATOR OMNIBUS VOLUME 2

Written and art by various.

Mankind's most lethal adversaries battle for supremacy, and whoever wins -- we lose. In a skyliner high above the Alien-contaminated earth, Caryn Delacroix can't sleep. Terrifying images of pursuit, disfigurement, and bloody death have invaded her peaceful dreams in her safe and privileged world. But they're only nightmares . . . or are they? The beautiful trophy-consort of corporate magnate Lucien Delacroix soon discovers that nightmares do come true and there are fates worse than death -- when a Predator comes to call.

Featuring the smash-hit AVP epic Deadliest of the Species, written by Chris Claremont, plus other exciting AVP tales by a host of top comics creators.

448 pages, $24.95, in stores on Oct. 17.

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL #128

Written and art by Hiroaki Samura.

"Badger Hole," part 1 of 4. The "Badger Hole" is a tunnel of death that leads into the bowels of Edo Castle, where Kagimura and Burando have been killing scores of prisoners in their attempts to transfer and duplicate the "kessen-chu immortality effect" that runs through Manji's veins. Mutilated body after body has been dragged out of the "Badger Hole" by prison guards and beggars, as most of the immortality experiments have been failures. Rin and Döa begin a reckless descent into this darkness, hoping to find their captive friends, Manji and Isaku. The girls are reckless, indeed, but they're not going without a few new tricks up their sleeves!

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on August 8.

B.P.R.D.: KILLING GROUND #1

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

The B.P.R.D. is changing. Abe's encounter in Indonesia has brought a new member to the Bureau and Johann finds himself in possession of a very valuable commodity. But not all the changes are for the better, and the B.P.R.D. will need all of its new resources to handle the sinister forces that have wormed their way into the heart of the Bureau's headquarters as the line blurs between the hunters of the supernatural and their prey.

B.P.R.D.: The Killing Ground immediately follows B.P.R.D.: Garden of Souls. This series will leave the Bureau and its members forever changed!

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

BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD

Written and art by Mi-Kyung Yun.

When Soah's impoverished, desperate village decides to sacrifice her to the Water God Habaek to end a long drought, they believe that drowning one beautiful girl will save their entire community and bring much-needed rain. Not only is Soah surprised to be rescued by the Water God -- instead of killed -- she never imagined she'd be a welcomed guest in Habaek's magical kingdom, where an exciting new life awaits her! Most surprising, however, is the Water God himself . . . and how very different he is from the monster Soah imagined.

184 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 10.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5

Written by Joss Whedon, penciled by Paul Lee, inked by Andy Owens, colored by Dave Stewart, covers by Jo Chen, Georges Jeanty and Lee.

Buffy's new position as leader and figurehead of the world's five hundred most powerful women has made her a bigger target than ever before. "The Chain" tells the story of one of the decoy "Buffy" Slayers, a tale personally important to series creator Joss Whedon. Guest artist Paul Lee pencils the first standalone issue of Season Eight.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 1.

CHUNCHU: THE GENOCIDE FIEND VOLUME 2

Written by Kim Sung Jae, art by Kim Byung Jin.

Life is hard for Chunchu. First his twin brother betrays him within hours of leaving the womb. Then his parents disown him and send him off to live with a warrior tribe and almost certain subsequent death. Growing up an outcast, even members of his tribe and fellow warriors hate him and blame him for any and every death of a loved one. All of this because he's supposedly "the son of a demon." Sheesh. Kid can't get a break nowadays. Or then-adays. Whenever "then" is in the frantic and cool fantasy world of Chunchu: The Genocide Fiend.

184 pages, black and white, $10.95, in stores on Oct. 17.

CITY OF OTHERS #4

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

Former serial-killer-for-hire Stosh "Blud" Bludowski has made his choice. He's now a full-fledged monster­a vampiric "Other," ironically now more emotionally human than he ever was as a man. Now this lifelong killer is neck-deep in a world of beings as deadly and ruthless as he ever was. If his undead life is to continue, and his aim of avenging the family he joined to become an Other is to be realized, Blud has a choice he must face . . .

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

CLASSIC COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS #7: THE GREEN LAMA

Dark Horse continues its series of vintage-style statuettes featuring the best characters from comic books. The sculpting and packaging design is inspired by the original "Golden Age" version of one of the era's most interesting heroes, The Green Lama, and echoes the look and feel of his earliest comic appearances. This series will depict the characters as they were originally presented in the comics.

5 inches tall, limited to 350 hand-numbered pieces, packaged in a custom-tooled, full-color, litho-printed tin box, Included is a small booklet and a vintage-style pinback button, $49.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

CONAN #43

Written by Timothy Truman, art by Tomas Giorello, colored by Richard Isanove, cover by Cary Nord.

The Pits of Refuge: This is the penultimate chapter of Timothy Truman's adaptation of the Robert E. Howard classic "Rogues in the House!" The tale of the Red Priest, as you've never seen it before.

Trapped in the labyrinthine halls of the Red Priest's house, and stalked by a mysterious horror, Conan and his uneasy ally Murillo have made a wary alliance with the Priest himself.

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

CONAN AND THE MIDNIGHT GOD

Written by Joshua Dysart, art by Will Conrad, cover by Jason Shawn Alexander.

Conan has won the throne of Aquilonia and the hand of the beautiful Zenobia. With a kingdom to rule and an heir on the way, will the Cimmerian finally put up his sword for good? Don't bet on it.

When his bride and country are attacked by a sinister Stygian sorcerer, Conan strikes back at Stygia with all his might -- and the might of Aquilonia -- in a move that threatens to throw all Hyboria into chaos!

136 pages, $14.95, in stores on Oct. 24.

EMILY THE STRANGE #1: THE DEATH ISSUE

Written by Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner and Cosmic Debris, art by Buzz Parker and Stan Hill.

. . . and in the end, everybody dies! Actually, not just in the end -- they also die in the beginning and in the middle, and in all the pages in between. This is the Death issue, after all, and this is Emily the Strange we're talking about -- the black-haired girl from the underground who's taking the world by storm. Emily isn't afraid of much, and this is the issue where she proves that by going face-to-face with death itself. Now she's dying to tell you all about it.

48 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on August 22.

THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF THE DEPARTURE OF MISS FINCH

Written by Neil Gaiman, art by Michael Zulli.

Come, come and hear of the strange and terrible tale of Miss Finch, an exacting woman befallen by mystery and abduction deep under the streets of London! New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman delivers another stunning hardcover graphic novel with longtime collaborator Michael Zulli (Creatures of the Night; The Sandman). This "mostly true story" combines the author's trademark magic realism with Zulli's sumptuous paintings, and has been newly rewritten for this hardcover. Join a group of friends, with the stern Miss Finch in tow, as they enter musty caverns for a subterranean circus spectacle called "The Theatre of Night's Dreaming." Come inside, get out of the pounding rain, and witness this strange world of vampires, ringmasters, illusions, and the Cabinet of Wishes Fulfill'd.

56 pages, $13.95, in stores on Oct. 17.

FEAR AGENT: THE LAST GOODBYE #3

Written by Rick Remender, penciled by Tony Moore, inked by Ande Parks, cover by Lee Loughridge.

War. The human resistance, having compiled a powerful stock of alien munitions, has begun to do the unthinkable -- fight back. Led by Heath Huston, the self-proclaimed Fear Agents dig in deep and hold the line against the malevolent alien forces as the handful of remaining scientists work against the clock on a bomb that will hopefully drive the invaders off our world. The best-laid plans of mice and men . . .

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

GEAR SCHOOL

Written by Adam Gallardo, art by Nuria Peris and Sergio Sandoval for Estudio Fenix.

In the future, humanity is in a seemingly endless war with an alien race. The struggle is dominated by giant war machines called Gear. Only the best and the brightest are allowed to drive these behemoths. The process of elimination begins in junior high.

Thirteen-year-old Teresa Gottlieb has just entered the most prestigious military academy, known to all as Gear School, to try and become one of those elite. But on top of all the usual troubles that a seventh-grader has to put up with -- boys, social cliques, hellish instructors -- she also has to deal with three-story-tall robots and alien invasions! Teresa needs to learn that when the bell rings, the adventure starts.

96 pages, $7.95, in stores on Oct. 31.

GHOST IN THE SHELL 1.5: HUMAN-ERROR PROCESSOR

Written and art by Shirow Masamune.

Deep into the 21st century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging technoscape, the covert-ops agents of Section 9 are charged to track and crack the most dangerous terrorists, cybercriminals, and ghost hackers the digital future has to offer. Whether dealing with remote-controlled corpses, lethally malfunctioning micromachines, or cop-killer cyborgs, Section 9 is determined to serve and protect . . . and reboot some cybercrook ass!

176 pages, black and white, $17.95, in stores on Oct. 10.

GLENN BARR'S 11" HELL'S PROPRIETOR VINYL FIGURE

Bringing to life the paintings of Glenn Barr, Dark Horse will be producing a new line of Glenn Barr figures. This month we offer you the first in the lineup -- the Hell's Proprietor vinyl figure. Available in two colors and standing 11" tall, Hell's Proprietor has made an appearance in many of Barr's paintings and sketches.

11 inches, available in Brown (1,000 produced) and Blue (500), $74.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

THE GROO 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Written by Mark Evanier, art by Sergio Aragones, colored by Tom Luth.

Celebrate 25 years of the world's stupidest barbarian doing stupid and barbaric things! After a brief hiatus, the Champion of Cheese Dip is back to battle the menace of "The Plague," an all-new story by the same guys responsible for all the Groo stories for the last quarter-century, Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier. Also, thrill to The Groo Alphabet, a primer of that hero's friends and foes (mostly foes), followed by a special illustrated text story by Sergio and Mark on how this comic came to be and why it just won't go away. Plus other silly features.

56 pages, $5.99, in stores on August 1.

HARVEY COMICS CLASSICS VOLUME 2: RICHIE RICH

Written by Sid Jacobson and Warren Kremer, art by Steve Muffati and Ernie Colon.

Move over Uncle Scrooge! The richest character in comic book history is about to get his due. Harvey Comics' original creation Richie Rich, the Poor Little Rich Boy, represented the fantasies of every comic book-loving kid growing up in the 1960s and 70s. Now, Dark Horse presents the ultimate tribute to the boy who has everything! This mega compilation of the essential Richie collects his earliest and most substantial stories for the first time ever. Created by Sid Jacbson and Warren Kremer as a back-up feature in Little Dot comics in 1953, Richie Rich went on to become Harvey's biggest moneymaker, appearing in more than 50 different spinoff titles over the next 40 years. In addition to the magnificent comic art of Warren Kremer, Richie was also drawn by animation great Steve Muffatti and comics legend Ernie Colon.

Contains more than one hundred of the very best of The Poor Little Rich Boy, from the beginning of the series in 1953 through the classic years of the mid-1960s. Editor/designer Leslie Cabarga has reproduced the classic comics from crisp black-and-white printer's proofs and original artwork from the old Harvey archives, along with sixty-four pages of color meticulously restored from the original comic book pages. The book also includes a comprehensive introduction by Jerry Beck.

480 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 17.

HELLBOY: DARKNESS CALLS #5

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

Hellboy's struggle with Koshchei continues as Gruagach and the witches draw closer to their sinister quarry.

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

HELLBOY VOLUME 7: THE TROLL WITCH AND OTHERS

Written by Mike Mignola, art by Mignola, Craig Russell and Richard Corben, art by Dave Stewart.

With a new Hellboy series on the stands, fans of the world's greatest paranormal detective can find older favorites collected for the first time in the seventh volume of the Hellboy Saga. Hellboy: The Troll Witch and Others collects short stories from The Dark Horse Book of the Dead, Witchcraft, Hauntings, and Monsters, the 2004 Hellboy: Wizard 1/2, as well as the critically acclaimed 2006 miniseries, Hellboy: Makoma by Mignola and comics legend Richard Corben, and a previously unpublished Hellboy story by P. Craig Russell and Mike Mignola, along with sketches and story notes.

144 pages, $17.95, in stores on Oct. 3.

JINGLE BELLE NOTECARD SET

Paul Dini's popular character, Jingle Belle, has been making trouble for her famous dad for years. Jingle finally gets the attention she craves with her own set of Christmas cards. Spectacularly cute and undeniably festive, this set of twenty cards features four adorable images of Jingle Belle in all her holiday glory.

Boxed set containing 20 notecards (5 each of 4 images), 21 envelopes, packaged in a sturdy box with magnetic closure, $12.99, in stores on Sept. 5.

LANKHMAR BOOK 3: SWORDS IN THE MIST

Written by Fritz Leiber.

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

224 pages, $12.95, in stores on August 22.

LITTLE LULU VOLUME 17: THE VALENTINE

Written by John Stanley, art by Stanley and Irving Tripp.

The humor and humanity are timeless in these tales starring Lulu, Tubby, Annie, Iggy, and all the rest of the kids from Main Street. With wit and grace, Stanley and Tripp dismantle the suburban landscape only to rebuild it as the silly and fantastic place anyone who has ever grown up there knows it to be. Some of the finest specimens from the Golden Age of comics, these stories are testament to the transcendent nature of quality. Kids and their parents are sure to fall in love with this crazy cast of characters and the quirky conundrums they get themselves into!

232 pages, black and white, $10.95, in stores on Oct. 10.

THE MUMMY: DARK RESURRECTION

Written by Michael Paine.

Josh and Stephanie Brandt's father and grandfather disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Each went to Egypt in search of the lost crypt of the fabled priestess Ankh-es-en-Amun. And each man went missing -- forever.

When news arrives that a dig Josh is financing has uncovered the sealed tomb, it sets off a chain of events that brings him up against the mysterious Ardath Bey, a mystic with secret knowledge about the fates of all those who would pursue the priestess. Bey's remarkable powers seem almost supernatural, and for good reason: they are. Bey is the living Mummy Imhotep, cursed to eternal life for daring to love Ankh-es-en-Amun. Now the tomb is open and unexplainable deaths begin to occur. Can Josh and his sister stop Imhotep before he implements a plan of almost unspeakable horror? Chills and adventure abound in this luridly entertaining thriller, which continues a saga that has thrilled audiences since 1932.

275 pages, $6.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 7

Written and art by Kosuke Fujishima.

If you think Urd's magic love potions should be a controlled substance, wait till you see the danger they pose in their deadly crystal form -- especially when cut with a little blundering from Skuld! But Keiichi can't blame alchemy for the way he embarrasses himself with the Motor Club's newest member, cute meganekko (girl with glasses) Sora Hasegawa! Plus four pages of color, fourteen Mini-Goddess strips, a message from creator Kosuke Fujishima, commentary, and your fan art and letters!

184 pages, black and white, $10.95, in stores on Oct. 10.

OLD BOY VOLUME 8

Written by Garon Tsuchiya, art by Nobuaki Minegishi.

Imprisoned without explanation for a decade by a wealthy former schoolmate, Goto now comes to the endgame against his tormentor. If Goto cannot uncover the secret behind the schoolyard grudge, he'll earn his death and the death of the girl he loves -- just as his adversary will accept death if Goto can unlock his memories and the meaning behind them. But there's more to the game locked away in memories, and even the end of the game may not mean the end to the war!

208 pages, black and white, $12.95, in stores on Oct. 10.

PATH OF THE ASSASSIN VOLUME 9: BATTLE FOR POWER

Written by Kazuo Koike, art by Goseki Kojima.

The world of samurai and ninja is not just killing, politics, intrigue, and actioin. It's also about family, spirit, love, and sex. If there were ever an issue of Path of the Assassin that could be entitled "the sex issue," this would probably be it. Not just the act of sex, but the feelings, doubts, methods, results, and politics of sex.

The results can mean a son or daughter fated to the politics of advantage and danger. The doubts can lead to an unfocused mind. The methods can be a result of doubt, but can be their own distraction as well. The feelings can be good, bad, and ugly. And all of these elements amount to the politics of sex. However, if you fear that all this talk of sex means this volume of Path of the Assassin lacks the the expected swordplay, gushing blood, and drama you've come to love, well please don't worry. Rather the sexplay only provides a framework for those standards, making for an oddly exciting volume of our samurai/ninja tale of conquest.

304 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 31.

REX MUNDI #7

Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Juan Ferreyra.

All of the key characters are at their lowest and most desperate. Julien has collapsed into an abyss of drunken apathy following his separation from Genevieve. The whereabouts of Genevieve and the Duke's daughter are unknown after the burning of Paris, while the German army has surrounded the remnants of Lorraine's forces in the city of Toulouse. Everyone -- and everything -- is dangerously near the breaking point...

24 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 15.

THE SAVAGE SWORD COLLECTION BUST #1: CONAN

One of the longest running and most important comics magazines of heroic fantasy was undoubtedly Savage Sword. Dark Horse, in conjunction with Conan Properties, proudly announces the first in what will be a series of top-shelf sculptures of the greatest Robert E. Howard characters, who were discovered by many in the pages of Savage Sword.

The series will be coordinated in terms of packaging design and size, and notably by the commitment that one of the industry's top sculpting talents, Tony Cipriano, will bring to each bust in the series.

Bust measures 6.5" from base to helmet top, approximately 8" wide, $54.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

SIGNAL TO NOISE SECOND EDITION

Written by Neil Gaiman, art by Dave McKean.

Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean present their masterpiece in a completely remastered and redesigned edition overflowing with bonus material!

Somewhere in London, a film director is dying of cancer. His life's crowning achievement, his greatest film, would have told the story of a European village as the last hour of 999 A.D. approached -- the midnight that the villagers were convinced would bring with it Armageddon. Now that story will never be told. But he's still working it out in his head, making a film that no one will ever see. No one but us.

Serialized in The Face in 1989, expanded and revised into a graphic novel in 1992, and adapted for radio in 2000, Signal to Noise has never stopped evolving. The bonus material in this first-time hardcover edition captures every leg of the journey, including three related short stories unseen in nearly two decades, an additional chapter created for the CD release of the radio drama, and a new introduction by Dave McKean along with the original by Jonathan Carrol and the radio drama introduction by Neil Gaiman.

96 pages, $24.95, in stores on Oct. 3.

STAR WARS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION VOLUME 8 -- SPLINTER OF THE MIND'S EYE

Written and inked by Terry Austin, penciled by Chris Sprouse, colored by James Sinclair, cover by Duncan Fegredo.

Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia face off against Darth Vader over an ancient artifact of legendary power!

Deep in the swamplands of the planet Mimban lies a powerful crystal, capable of giving its possessor such mastery over the Force as to be nearly invincible. In the right hands, it could save the galaxy. In the wrong hands, it could destroy it! With the explosion of the first Death Star still reverberating through the cosmos, Luke and Leia will find that the war they thought they won was only a battle, and that the dark side of the Force still stalks the galaxy.

This hardcover is available only through Direct Market retail outlets, each volume's print run is limited to initial orders and will not be reprinted.

112 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 3.

STAR WARS: CLONE WARS ADVENTURES VOLUME 9

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

The battle for the fate of the galaxy is on, and you've got a front seat! The Clone Wars have spread to every corner of the Star Wars universe, bringing with it more death-defying Jedi rescues, more terrifying monster attacks, and more planet-shaking confrontations between armies of droids and clones! Featuring four new all-ages adventures, this volume is jam-packed with only the most awesome heroes and most dastardly villains locked in a conflict of epic proportions!

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

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES #6

Written by Mick Harrison, penciled by Dave Ross.

"Parallels," part 1 of 5. In the last days of the Clone Wars, Jedi Master K'Kruhk finds his fate altered by Order 66 in ways he could not have imagined. Now it is not just his own life that depends on his skills, but the lives of many.

Elsewhere in the galaxy, Bomo Greenbark and the crew of the smuggler vessel Uhumelé are being pursued by the Empire, even as they head for a potentially dangerous rendezvous.

Two separate tracks, each leading to one impossible choice that will change the futures of everyone involved! New, unexplored territory following Revenge of the Sith!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 29.

STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES PHOTO COMIC

One of the most epic cinematic events of all time comes to comics in this manga-sized adaptation of Attack of the Clones using still frames from the film!

Ten years after The Phantom Menace, a faction of political separatists led by former Jedi Knight Count Dooku attempts to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala. As Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker try to discover the identity of the assassin, they uncover an insidious plot to destroy the Republic.

96 pages, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 24.

STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #20

Written by John Jackson Miller, penciled by Bong Dazo, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Chris Warner.

A defining moment in the history of the galaxy arrives as the Republic and the Mandalorians meet face-to-face to discuss an offer that adds up to one thing -- victory for one, defeat for the other!

Sinister billionaire Lord Adasca is the organizer of this fateful rendezvous, a mastermind with grand plans for his race, the Arkanians, and his corporation, Adascorp. What Adasca hasn't counted on is the feisty Jarael, her elderly companion Camper, or their fugitive Padawan friend Zayne Carrick trying to stop these megalomaniacal machinations despite impossible odds. Of course, as soon as the three figure out how to escape Adasca's custody without getting blasted by a dozen HK-24 assassin droids, that's exactly what they're gonna do!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 29.

STAR WARS: LEGACY #15

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

"Claws of the Dragon," part 2 of 6. In a reckless bid to right one of his many past wrongs, Cade Skywalker has become a prisoner of the Sith. It's a banner day for Emperor Darth Krayt, who hopes that Skywalker's abilities will complete Krayt's longtime quest to restore his own power.

But the other Sith are less certain of their Master's motives. And there are others within the Empire who would rather see Cade dead than a pawn of the Emperor.

And Cade himself is none too happy about his situation. But what can he do? He turned his back on every friend who might come to his aid. He's made bad choices, and now he has to live -- or die -- with them!

This issue reveals the identity of Darth Krayt!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 8.

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: TALES OF THE JEDI VOLUME 1

Written and art by various.

Discover the earliest known stories of the Jedi and the Sith in this massive collection!

Five thousand years before Luke Skywalker's successful assault on the Death Star, the Sith Lord Marka Ragnos ruled the galaxy. That is, until his death ignited a battle for ascension that would spell the end for his empire‹and nearly the entire galaxy! It would be another thousand years before two young Jedi novices Ulic Qel-Droma and Nomi Sunrider would rise for the cause of justice, first in the case of a Jedi-killing Hutt, and then against a dark Jedi spirit threatening to engulf an entire planet!

Containing the Tales of the Jedi stories "The Golden Age of the Sith," "The Fall of the Sith Empire," "Knights of the Old Republic," and "The Freedon Nadd Uprising," this humongous omnibus is the ultimate introduction to the ancient history of the Star Wars universe!

440 pages, $24.95, in stores on Oct. 24.

STAR WARS: REBELLION #9

Written by Rob Williams, penciled by Michel Labome, colored by Wil Glass, cover by Ryan Sook.

The crimelord Raze has put a bomb inside Wyl Tarson's skull, which is why Wyl now leads a ragtag team on a suicide mission to compromise one of the Empire's greatest secrets!

In the streets of the planet Ahakista, Darth Vader wages ruthless war against a local militia that has been unwelcoming to the Imperial presence there. Meanwhile, below the surface, Wyl and his crew try to infiltrate an Imperial stronghold through ancient tunnels. Just when unlikely success seems within their grasp, a revelation by one of the group changes everything.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 8.

TRANSLUCENT VOLUME 2

Written and art by Kazuhiro Okamoto.

Shizuka Shiroyama is an eighth grader with a mysterious disease that periodically turns her somewhat transparent . . . and occasionally completely invisible! She needs support from her friends and family to stay solid, both literally and figuratively, and this teen-centric romantic comedy explores both Shizuka's struggles as she copes with the incredible Translucent Syndrome and her struggles with personal insecurities, early career aspirations, and BOYS! In this volume, Mamoru and Shizuka finally go on an official date, Okouchi -- their friend and the student body president -- decides to be a pushy cupid, and a trip to the beach leads to some heartbreaking moments.

200 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 31.

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: APOCALYPSE SUITE #1

Written by Gerard Way, art by Gabriel Ba, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by James Jean.

Once, the Umbrella Academy was unstoppable. Under the tutelage of their guardian and mentor, Dr. Reginald Hargreeves, its members spent their childhoods fighting evil and honing their extraordinary gifts.

Until something went terribly wrong.

Now, nine years later, the estranged members of the Umbrella Academy are reunited by the death of the only parent they've ever known and the rise of a new and terrible threat. Will they be able to overcome their history for long enough to save the world -- one more time?

Conceived and written by Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 19.

USAGI YOJIMBO #105

Written and art by Stan Sakai.

Rabbit ronin Usagi investigates a killing, only to uncover more questions and some surprising revelations. At the same time, Priest Sanshobo, still reeling from a tragedy at his temple, learns that years earlier there was a massacre at another temple that bears startling similarities.

Elsewhere, Boss Bakuchi is losing face because his son's murderer has not yet been killed, so he doubles the reward on Inazuma. Little does he know his quarry is now possessed by a horrible demon‹Jei, the Black Soul! Yet bounty hunters Gen and Stray Dog have intimations of this terrifying truth when the increased reward leads to more bounty hunters, more competition, and a lot more bodies!

24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on August 29.

YOSHITAKA AMANO: THE COLLECTED ART OF VAMPIRE HUNTER D

Written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, art by Yoshitaka Amano.

Since Dark Horse and Digital Manga Publishing started releasing English-language editions of the Vampire Hunter D novels in 2005, hundreds of thousands of new fans have clamored for more of the enigmatic monster slayer. Following on the heels of the highly successful retrospective Coffin, Dark Horse Books is pleased to present a new collection of paintings, line-art illustrations, and photography by internationally renowned artist and Vampire Hunter D character designer Yoshitaka Amano. This collection also includes a short story, "A Village in Fog" by Vampire Hunter D creator Hideyuki Kikuchi, unavailable elsewhere.

392 pages, $29.95, in stores on Oct. 24.



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