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MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2008


DARK HORSE COMICS FOR NOVEMBER

THE ADVENTURES OF LUTHER ARKWRIGHT 2ND EDITION

Written and art by Bryan Talbot.

Across a multitude of parallel universes, dark forces operate in the shadows, manipulating mankind's histories throughout countless timelines. The agents of these Disruptors all work with a single purpose -- the recovery and activation of Foxfire, a long-hidden doomsday device whose unspeakable power is capable of consuming the galaxy in all its incarnations. Standing in the way of the Disruptors is Luther Arkwright, a human anomaly who exists only in a single universe, a man of vast psychic powers, capable of traveling between the parallel realities to counter the Disruptor's malign influence. But the Disruptors are aware of Arkwright and his abilities, and while Arkwright searches the myriad Earths for the location of Foxfire, the agents of darkness race to destroy Arkwright . . . and to ensure their unthinkable ends.

216 pages, black and white, $18.95.

BERSERK VOLUME 27

Written and art by Kentaro Miura. Now equipped with the mystical Berserker Armor, Guts fights on against the dragon-form of Grunbeld and his legion of fanatic apostle soldiers. But the very armor that holds Guts together- -- in a nightmarishly literal sense -- might be the last straw that tears his tortured mind apart. While Guts struggles to hold his own against his inner demons, monsters of a very different sort rally in Windham as the Kushan Emperor, Ganishka, and the newly reborn Griffith rally their forces in a head-to-head struggle for control of all of Midland. But when the dust finally settles, there may be little left of the kingdom to claim!

216 pages, black and white, $13.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

B.P.R.D.: THE WARNING #5

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

Abe, Johann, and Kate discover that their old enemies have joined forces, threatening to shake the very foundations of the world.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 12.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #20

Written by Jeph Loeb, penciled by Eric Wight and Georges Jeanty, inked by Andy Owens, colored by Michelle Madsen, covers by Jeanty and Jo Chen.

Comic-book writer Jeph Loeb was set to executive produce, alongside Joss Whedon and animator Eric Wight, the proposed Buffy animated TV series. While Buffy fans won't be viewing that show anytime soon, Loeb, Wight, and Whedon offer the next best thing -- a comic inspired by the animated series!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 26.

CHUNCHU: GENOCIDE FIEND VOLUME 4

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

Betrayed by his brother Woolpaso when he was just an infant, Chunchu lives a cursed life as a bloodthirsty fiend. Tracked by bounty hunters, thugs, and his own comrades, Chunchu's journey is a difficult one at best, one driven by revenge and powered by the demon stone imbedded in his chest. After a bloody confrontation with a mysterious sword master, Chunchu has diminished his friend count and has made some new enemies. Meanwhile, Wollpaso's forces begin to unfold a new plot to take control of the land and vanquish their enemy's clan.

184 pages, black and white, $10.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

THE CLEANERS #1

Written by Mark Wheaton and Joshua Hale Fialkov, art by Rahsan Ekedahl, colored by John Graef.

In the dark tradition of Los Angeles noir, The Cleaners is a terrifying new mystery series about a ragtag team of for-hire trauma-scene cleaners led by ex-surgeon Robert Bellarmine. Contracted with sanitizing some of the nastiest crime and accident scenes in the tri-county L.A. basin, the team battles against what could only be described as the grim, unknowable face of the supernatural. But by focusing on the scientific explanation, no matter how aberrant or extraordinary, they counteract centuries-old superstition to prove things are seldom what they seem . . .

In this miniseries, the cleaners crew takes on a series of gruesome tasks starting with a bloodbath that covers an entire neighborhood. This investigation leads them toward uncovering a disturbing mystery involving missing children, which dates back longer than the history of the city itself.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 12. Josh Fialkov is the writer behind the hit indie sensations Punks the Comic and Elk's Run, as well as highly acclaimed runs on Friday the 13th, Vampirella, and more!

CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #5

Written by Timothy Truman, penciled by Tomas Giorello and Richard Corben, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Frank Cho.

A child that Conan's grandfather saved from death many years ago -- now an old man -- seeks to return the favor, but can he get to Conan and Caollan before Horsa's warriors capture their Cimmerian prey? And what good is an old man against Aesir soldiers and the vicious witch Olva? Thorgeir the Berserker gets his second round with Conan, and Caollan shows just how tough and wily a Cimmerian woman can be in battle -- even when outnumbered. Richard Corben contributes stunning flashback scenes featuring Connacht, Conan's grandfather. In this issue, Corben brings us to a dark, seemingly hopeless time in the older Cimmerian's life, when he was betrayed and enslaved.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 19.

THE END LEAGUE #8

Written by Rick Remender, art by Eric Canete, colored by Naomi Baker.

Black, Soldier American, and Arachnakid, the last remaining heroes on earth, are trapped between the armies of three villainous masterminds and their war for control of the planet. With the hammer of Thor finally within their grasp, one hero will obtain it, one will be proven unworthy, and another will turn against the team! Fan favorites Rick Remender and Eric Canete bring you the earth-shattering finale to the second arc, where everything is flipped upside down, giving birth to a new status quo for our small band of surviving heroes!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 16.

FEAR AGENT #27

Written by Rick Remender, art and cover by Tony Moore, colored by Lee Loughridge.

"I Against I," part 6.

A cold day finds Heath Huston face to face with the last man he ever thought he'd see again. When the dust settles on planet Westx, Heath learns that his life is a lie and everyone in it a conspirator. Nothing will ever be the same. The nature of the universe and Heath Huston's role in it is all revealed in this, the blood soaked conclusion to the I Against I storyline.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 26.

GHOST TALKER'S DAYDREAM VOLUME 3

Written by Saki Okusa, art by Sankichi Meguro.

After a young lesbian mysteriously dies her spirit begins to haunt her lover. Who do you call when the ghost of your ex-lover keeps terrorizing you? Saiki Misaki, the albino dominatrix necromancer, of course! The highly sexualized and eerily suspenseful tale of Ghost Talker's Daydream hits a provocative high point. Follow Saiki as she uses her powers to solve another nail-biting mystery filled with terrifying twists.

216 pages, black and white, $10.95, in stores on Jan. 14.

GIGANTIC #1

Written by Rick Remender, penciled and cover by Eric Nguyen, colored by John Rauch.

It was a beautiful spring day in downtown San Francisco before a gigantic armored alien appeared from out of nowhere and began smashing things all to hell! Who is this invader? Why is he being attacked by strange alien beings? And why is he so gigantic? A twist on The Truman Show, Gigantic focuses on a brainwashed, alien superhero deposited on Earth to be the spotlight of an intrusive, around-the-clock television program being filmed without his knowledge.

32 pges, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 5.

THE GODFATHER: VITO CORLEONE LIMITED EDITION BUST

Since its release in 1972, The Godfather has taken its place as arguably the greatest American film of all time (apologies to Citizen Kane). And probably the most memorable character in that classic is the portrayal of Vito Corleone by Marlon Brando. Through a special licensing arrangement with Paramount, Dark Horse Deluxe is bringing forward a fantastically realistic sculptural treatment of the Godfather. Own a highly collectible piece of the film.

6" tall, numbered, limited edition, with a certificate of authenticity signed by Steve Kiwus $59.99, in stores on Feb. 11.

THE GOON #30

Written and art by Eric Powell, colored by Dave Stewart.

The war with Labrazio is reaching its boiling point as Franky faces his greatest moral dilemma. And it has nothing to do with his pants!

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

KULL #1

Written by Arvid Nelson, penciled by Will Conrad, colored by Jose Villarrubia, covers by Andy Brase and Joe Kubert.

More comfortable with a sword than a scepter, Kull has recently crowned himself king and seeks to unite the once-proud and powerful land of Valusia. Only Count Areyas stands between Kull and a reunified kingdom -- and the obstinate Count waits patiently in his Iron Fortress, the land's oldest and most formidable castle. Horrors lurk in the shadows of Kull's newly won throne, and slithering foes stalk his every move.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 5.

THE KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE VOLUME 8

Written by Eiji Otsuka, art by Housui Yamazaki, cover by Bunpei Yorifuji.

Shigo kekkon -- marrying the dead! It's a quaint old country custom in Japan that's becoming the next big fad in Tokyo . . . and that makes it the business of the Corpse Delivery Service! And meanwhile back on campus, since they're technically a college club, the kids from Kurosagi host a membership drive during the school festival! But you've got to like corpses, you know.

208 pages, black and white, $10.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

MY NAME IS BRUCE

Written by Milton Freewater, Jr., art by Cliff Richards, cover by Bart Sears.

Bruce Campbell . . . Man. Hero. Legend. There isn't a challenge that Bruce can't face and conquer. Which is why he was kidnapped and brought to the town of Gold Lick to help defeat a Chinese demon by the name of Guan-Di. Unfortunately, Bruce doesn't know that he's not in just another monster movie -- Guan-Di is real! Now Bruce Campbell is in for the fight of his life! A one-shot companion to the smash-hit indie film My Name Is Bruce, starring the one and only Bruce Campbell!

32 pages, $3.50.

NEXUS ARCHIVES VOLUME 8

Written by Mike Baron, penciled by Steve Rude and Paul Smith, cover by Rude.

The landmark Nexus/Badger crossover concludes! Horatio, Judah, and the Badger have survived their reentry of the Bowl-Shaped World. As they head from outer rim to inner city, the threat that prompted this journey worsens: the Gravity Well is nearing collapse. The Web's population is evacuating in a panic, hoping to escape the artificialblack hole. By the time this installment of Baron and Rude's celebrated sci-fi series comes to a close, the desperate trio will fight a powerful, fusionkasting tyrant in mortal combat, Kreed the Quatro will be sentenced to death for the Mars massacre, and Horatio will hang up the Nexus mantle once and for all!

216 pages, $49.95, in stores on Jan. 8.

PATH OF THE ASSASSIN VOLUME 14: BAD BLOOD

Written by Kazuo Koike, art by Goseki Kojima.

Assassins have been cast as the sensual and shadowy villains throughout history, but their exploits have never been so fully realized as they are within the pages of Path of the Assassin. From the most intense sword fight, to a silent poisoning, no job has been too much for the infamous Hattori Hanzo. Now, the stage is set for Tokugawa Ieyasu's destiny to be fulfilled, and with Hanzo watching his back, can anything stop him from uniting Japan? For the past fourteen volumes Hanzo's long walk down the tightrope of political intrigue and human melodrama has been bloody, dramatic, and awe inspiring. Every page filled with the densely researched and poignant delivery you've come to expect from the godfathers of samurai manga. Lone Wolf and Cub creators Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, experts of gekiga samurai manga, deliver the penultimate volume of Path of the Assassin.

304 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

PIGEONS FROM HELL

Written by Joe R. Lansdale, art by Nathan Fox, colored by Dave Stewart.

Master horror storyteller Joe R. Lansdale throws his scathing wit and wild, otherworldly creations into the mix as he brings Robert E. Howard's classic tale of dark revenge to the present . . . and into the unwilling lives of the Blassenville mansion heirs, twin sisters Claire and Janet. When Griswell fled the Blassenville estate those many years ago, he couldn't have imagined the grotesque horrors that would eclipse the ones he saw then -- but they're here. This fresh take on the classic Pigeons from Hell story delves deeper into the dark mansion's past while also digging up some fresh, imaginative demons, as Claire and Janet unknowingly bring their friends into an unearthly death trap! Collecting the four-issue miniseries.

112 pages, $13.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN BUST #3: CONAN

As longtime fans and current readers know, Savage Sword of Conan is one of the all-time greatest hits of the sword & sorcery comic book. And when you think of Savage Sword, along with the titular character Conan, you cannot help but recall how he was visually presented by one of the medium's great artistic practitioners, Mr. John Buscema.

Sculptor Tony Cipriano used Buscema's visual design of Conan as inspiration and reference, making for one of the finest mini-busts in quite some time.

11.5" wide x 7.25" high, numbered, limited-edition, with a certificate of authenticity, $59.99, in stores on Feb. 11.

SOLOMON KANE #3

Written by Scott Allie, penciled by Mario Guevara, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by John Cassaday.

With more dead bodies discovered around the fabled Castle of the Devil, the determined Puritan adventurer Solomon Kane and his new ally John Silent look for answers in a pile of ancient bones buried deep in the abbey beneath Baron von Staler's fortress. The Baroness is missing, and the Baron accuses Solomon Kane. Tempers flare, and blades are drawn -- but the real monster remains unseen.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 26.

STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #35

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

"Vindication," part 4 of 4. At long last, Knights of the Old Republic will conclude Zayne's long journey as a fugitive Jedi Padawan -- but not before an astounding climax that will set a brand-new path for him to follow!

Zayne and his former Master, Lucien Draay, will be tempted by the dark side while the Jedi Knights war among themselves and the city-planet Coruscant burns around them. The final showdown!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 19.

STAR WARS: LEGACY #30

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

"Vector," part 11. Celeste Morne, a Jedi of the Old Republic, and Cade Skywalker, descendant of the legendary Skywalkers, have joined with a group of Imperial Knights and Cade's bounty-hunter crew for an assassination attempt on the Sith Emperor, Darth Krayt. But Celeste has been struggling with the spirit of Sith Lord Karness Muur for over 4,000 years -- there is no way to determine how much control he maintains over her actions. Can Cade's plot succeed, or will he find himself at the mercy of another Sith?

40 pages, $2.99, in stores Nov. 26.

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: RISE OF THE SITH

Written and art by various.

Before the name of Skywalker -- or Vader -- achieved fame across the galaxy, the Jedi Knights had long preserved peace and justice . . . as well as preventing the return of the Sith.

Collected in this newest Star Wars Omnibus are tales leading up to The Phantom Menace. First -- previously uncollected and out of print -- Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi save a sinking ship in The Aurorient Express and investigate an unexpected death in Last Stand on Ord Mantell. The origins of bounty hunter Aurra Sing are revealed in "Aurra's Song." Then, in Jedi Council and Prelude to Rebellion we follow two key Jedi Masters, Mace Windu and Ki-Adi-Mundi as they face new foes that will try the Jedi ways to the very limit. And finally, in Darth Maul, the terrifying Sith apprentice leaves a trail of death in his efforts to keep the secrets of his Master.

448 pages, $24.95, in stores on Jan. 14.

STAR WARS: VECTOR VOLUME 1 -- CHAPTERS 1 & 2

Written by John Jackson Miller and Mick Harrison, penciled by Scott Hepburn, Douglas Wheatley and Dave Ross, inked by Joe Pimentel and Dan Parsons, colored by Michael Atiyeh and Dave McCaig, cover by Travis Charest.

"Vector," an event with repercussions for every era and every hero in the Star Wars galaxy begins here!

In Chapter One Knights of the Old Republic Volume Five, a terrible vision reaching far into the future alerts the secret Jedi Covenant to the importance of Taris. They activate operative Celeste Morne. She encounters a monstrous threat, an ancient Sith artifact, an army of Mandalorians, and Zayne Carrick, the Padawan accused of killing his fellow students!

Then, over 4,000 years into the future, Chapter Two of "Vector" -- Volume Three of Dark Times -- crosses into the period immediately following the events in Revenge of the Sith. The unfortunate misfit crew of the Uhumele is thrown into the path of Darth Vader and the now, ancient Jedi Master, Celeste! Both Sith and smugglers will not leave this meeting without grave consequences . . .

For anyone who never knew where to start with Star Wars comics, "Vector" is the perfect introduction to the entire Star Wars line! Collects Knights of the Old Republic #25-28 and Dark Times #11-12.

144 pages, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: DALLAS #1

Written by Gerard Way, art by Gabriel Ba, colored by Dave Stewart, covers by Ba and Jim Lee.

The Umbrella Academy has saved the world, but the house they were raised in is destroyed. One member is bedridden, the side of her head held together with tape; and another has lost her voice, the source of her power. Now that they've fulfilled their destiny, does the Umbrella Academy have any future at all? The Umbrella Academy returns for a second six-issue series -- Dallas, where we put the term-hero-to the test.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 26.



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