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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009

DARK HORSE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

FIRST LOOK: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8: WILLOW

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8: Willow will arrive in stores on Dec. 23 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Joss Whedon, with art by Karl Moline and covers by Jo Chen and Moline.

Here's how Dark Horse describes the issue:

"Willow Rosenberg has worn many faces -- a shy computer geek, a loyal friend, a passionate lover, a fierce Wiccan, and a dark Willow.

"Now in Season Eight of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Buffy comics series, Willow's powers have grown exponentially. She can fly. Teleport. And may or may not be immortal.

"All we know is that Willow went on a walkabout following the demise of Sunnydale, and she met a very sultry, extremely powerful serpent lady who seems to be the key to unraveling the mysteries of what Willow is, and will become."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8: Willow will be 40 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: HELLBOY: THE BRIDE OF HELL

Hellboy: The Bride of Hell will arrive in stores on Dec. 23 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Mike Mignola, with art by Richard Corben and a cover by Mignola.

Here's how Dark Horse describes the issue:

"A 19-year-old girl is kidnapped and Hellboy tracks her down to a remote clearing in France where she's about to be given to Asmodeus, in a strange tale of ghosts, demonic revenge, lost love, and King Solomon."

Hellboy: The Bride of Hell will be 32 pages and will cost $3.50.

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FIRST LOOK: STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #48

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #48 will arrive in stores on Dec. 23 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by John Jackson Miller, with art by Brian Ching and a cover by Benjamin Carre.

Here's how Dark Horse describes the issue:

"'Demon,' part 2. Once again a fugitive from justice, former Jedi student Zayne Carrick and his partner Gryph finally find out the truth behind their enemy, the macabre Mandalorian scientist Demagol. Yet they've learned it too late to save a friend from deadly peril!"

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #48 will be 40 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: STAR WARS: LEGACY #43

Star Wars: Legacy #43 will arrive in stores on Dec. 23 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by John Ostrander, with art and cover by Jan Duursema.

Here's how Dark Horse describes the issue:

"After their narrow escape from their last piratical endeavor, Cade and the crew of the Mynock aren't looking for another job. But when the pirate Rav surprises them with an amazing offer, it may be too good to refuse! Meanwhile, as the Jedi tentatively join the growing alliance against the Sith Empire, Master Wolf Sazen decides it's time he look again for his wayward former Padawan -- Cade Skywalker . . . "

Star Wars: Legacy #43 will be 40 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: USAGI YOJIMBO #125

Usagi Yojimbo #125 will arrive in stores on Dec. 23 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Stan Sakai, with art and cover by Sakai.

Here's how Dark Horse describes the issue:

"The gang war between Boss Higa and Boss Komo hits a fever pitch as the rabit ronin concludes his visit to 'A Town Called Hell!'

"Kato is a master swordsman, and one of the deadliest killers Usagi has ever encountered. Fortunately, Kato works for the highest bidder, and Usagi has persuaded him to stay out of the fight, for a price. After Komo's gang is crushed, Kato goes to Boss Higa for payment, only to find that Usagi has apparently taken all the money and disappeared. Now the determined killer is after that long-eared thief!"

Usagi Yojimbo #125 will be 24 black-and-white pages and will cost $3.50.

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