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The growth of sophistication of today's highly articulated, elaborately costumed figures is one reason why now is the golden age for action figure collectors. Upstart toy company Triad Toys is winning fans and turning heads with their fabulous attention to detail, and being the sophisticated and smart company they are, have turned to Dark Horse as a source for their latest new figures.

In Steel Harbor, a bombed-out wreck of a town, thrill-junkie Barbara Kopetski‹ better known as "Barb Wire"‹is proprietor of the Hammerhead bar and part-time bounty hunter. Barb Wire was one of the stars of Dark Horse's company-created "universe", and she returns, courtesy of Triad, with a vengeance!

Triad has paid attention to every detail: from her fishnets to her gloves and armbands, buckles, to her blonde hair, this is the ultimate collector's item. Accessories include an arsenal's worth of weaponry‹even her handcuffs. You can take this high-quality heroine home just don't call her "babe."

12 inches, $119.99, in stores on June 16.


Written and art by Liam Sharp.

Deep beneath the ice of Jupiter's moon Europa, life teems in the depths of dark oceans fed by belching chemical-rich volcanic vents. But more spectacular discoveries of life elsewhere in the cosmos have left Europa little more than another commercial stopover with an orbital station and a decaying space elevator ferrying cargo and personnel to and from the moon. But when one of the massive elevators stops midway with no communication from the crew aboard, a rescue team soon discovers that the stranded elevator is transporting a deadly cargo from another world, a savage organism that threatens life on Europa and, ultimately, life on planet Earth.

From superstar creator Liam Sharp comes Aliens: Fast Track to Heaven, an all-new deluxe-format hardcover graphic novella. Sharp's stunning visuals are well-known to comics readers from his work on Judge Dredd, Hulk, Testament, Gears of War and many others, and now having expanded into prose fiction with God Killers: Machivarius Point and Other Tales, Sharp is solidifying his reputation as one of graphic fiction's emerging visionaries.

40 pages, $10.99, in stores on June 16.


Written by Alan Zelenetz, art by Larry Stroman and Frank Cirocco.

The Alien Legion is the most feared fighting force in the Galarchy‹and Nomad Squad is the best, and the worst, of the lot. Comprised of the outcasts, dregs, and idealists from three galaxies, the expendable grunts of Nomad jump into a series of intense missions prompted by everything from attacks by biomechanical religious zealots, orders to eliminate a traitorous legion hero, and the personal whims of a Galarchy bureaucrat. The squad is devastated when three veteran legionnaires die‹and another faces an even worse fate in a legion "Mindrobber" machine. Nomad's chemistry is further altered with the addition of Tamara, a cosmic valkyrie who catches Lt. Montroc's attention.

Volume 2 features over three hundred story pages and rounds out the first Alien Legion series, including the long-out-of-print A Grey Day to Die graphic novel.

352 pages, $24.99, in stores on June 9.


Written by Randy Stradley, penciled by Rick Leonardi, inked by Mark Pennington, colored by Wes Dzioba, cover by Raymond Swanland.

Against her better judgment, Machiko Noguchi is back with the Predators, trying to forge a coalition between the clan that once accepted her and a strike force of Colonial Marines. But it's an uneasy alliance at best as neither side understands the motives or mores of the other. Every gesture is a challenge, every altercation an invitation to battle. But the real battle is yet to come‹against a rogue clan of warlike Predators with an army of Aliens under their control. It is said that no plan survives contact with the enemy, but Machiko's plan can barely stand up to her allies!

Featuring the creative dream team of original AVP writer Randy Stradley, Rick Leonardi, Mark Pennington, Wes Dzioba, and Raymond Swanland, Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War ties together story threads introduced in the 1989 AvP series and new Aliens and Predator storylines, setting the stage for the most epic AvP brawl ever imagined.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 7.


Written art art by Hiroaki Samura.

Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal epic is a unique, expertly paced manga series that mixes Edo-era samurai grudge matches with anachronistic punk attitudes and mannerisms. It's also one of the longest-running manga series in the U.S.! Samura's stirring tale of a warrior's search for redemption and a young girl's quest for revenge has taken the world by storm, winning numerous awards across the globe and spawning an anime series and a novel spinoff. In Dark Horse's The Art of Blade of the Immortal, Hiroaki Samura's lush color paintings, detailed line work, and selected story pages and chapter breaks are on display in an oversized, 9" x 12", hardcover collection. This Dark Horse edition also includes an exclusive section with thirty-two extra pages of artwork, an introduction by artist Geof Darrow, and a translated afterword by Samura.

160 pages, $29.99, in stores on June 2.


Written and art by Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino and various.

Since its debut in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender has remained one of Nickelodeon's most talked about and highest-rated animated series to date, and it's not too hard to see why . . . Not only does it offer an epic storyline, engaging characters, action, adventure, and a powerful message about the importance of hope in a world long-besieged by war, all the while serving up top-notch entertainment. It's also beautifully executed, a stunning masterpiece of animated storytelling that harmonizes Western influences with aesthetic inspiration drawn from a diverse array of cultures, including those of China, Japan, India and the Inuit.

An unprecedented look at the concept, design, and production art behind this smash-hit series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Art of the Animated Series chronicles the show's development‹from the very first sketch through to the series finale and beyond!‹along with behind-the-scenes commentary from series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino.

184 pages, $34.99, in stores on June 2.


Written by Evan Dorkin, art by Jill Thompson.

Beasts of Burden is a fun-filled adventure story that features a heroic group of dogs -- and one cat -- who are set with the task of keeping the residents of Burden Hill safe from supernatural occurrences. Early experiences with the paranormal have set up Pugs, Red, Whitey, Ace, and the Orphan to become members of the Wise Dog Society, official animal agents to aid those with odd concerns. Following a slew of magical frogs, encountering hostile ghosts, setting off to rescue an old friend from a sewer filled with some very large rats, and discovering buried secrets in the local cemetery are all in a day's work for this new team of unlikely heroes.

168 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 16.


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

Beneath the ruins of the Hyperborean temple, Liz is given the most startling visions yet of the end of the world‹and Abe discovers his role in it when he finds the link between himself and the frog monsters. Will Liz and Abe lead the world to apocalypse?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.


Written by Brad Meltzer, penciled by Georges Jeanty, inked by Andy Owens, colored by Michelle Madsen, covers by Jeanty and Jo Chen.

"Twilight," part 3 of 5. Twilight has been unmasked. Buildings fall, oceans churn, and the earth moves as titans come together in a bizarre twist!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.


Written by Bruce Jones, Mary Jo Duffy, Michael Fleisher and Alan Zelenetz, art by John Buscema, Ernie Chan, Ricardo Villamonte, Richard Howell and others.

The Chronicles of Conan Volume 19 collects "Deathmark," which mixes tattoos, severed arms, and a decades-old grudge into a gruesome mystery, and "Tower of Mitra," where a magically endowed beauty, seen in a previous Jones Conan story, returns to help defeat a demonic harpy. Writers Mary Jo Duffy, Alan Zelenetz, and Michael Fleisher also contribute one-shot stories to this collection, which finds Conan facing the Dragon of Solvanthia, numerous witches and wizards, rat demons, bloodthirsty swordsmen, and his own son by a priestess of the Cimmerian wilderness!

This volume collects Conan the Barbarian issues #143 to #150.

200 pages, $17.99, in stores on June 23.


Written by Timothy Truman, penciled and cover by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia.

Conan, once a wandering thief, tries his luck as a professional warrior, joining Amalric's mercenary forces to live as a rank-and-file soldier. However, something much more than luck will lead Conan on a collision course with the strongest, strangest army he's ever faced! Princess Yasmela‹the city of Khoraja's remaining sovereign -- has been haunted by terrifying apparitions of the wizard Natohk, and when Natohk threatens to bring his demonic hordes to Khoraja, Yasmela prays to the god Mitra for help. Mitra actually responds and tells her to place the fate of her entire kingdom into the hands of the first man she meets out in the city streets -- and that man is a drunk, hesitant barbarian! Conan may turn out to be Khoraja's best hope for survival, but his distrust of the soft upper classes and their disdain for his common station may derail any possibility of working together to halt Natohk's bid for world domination.

Collects Conan the Cimmerian #8-#13.

152 pages, $17.99, in stores on June 2.


Written by Timothy Truman, penciled by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Cary Nord.

In the final episode of "Kozaki," Conan realizes just how far he's fallen‹and how a seemingly small incident can impact entire nations and thousands of lives! Sick, surviving on swamp vermin, wounded, and weary, Conan confronts Shah Amurath's soldiers, grave robbers, and ghosts from his past. We find out exactly how he came to be in the precarious position he's now in‹and if Iniri the sorceress's eerie predictions come true.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.


Written and art by various.

Creepy Archives Volume 7 collects a fascinating array of stories from the second great generation of artists and writers in the history of the world's best illustrated horror magazine. As the 1960s ended and the '70s began, the original, classic creative lineup for Creepy was eventually infused with a slew of new talent, with phenomenal new contributors like Richard Corben, Ken Kelly, and Nicola Cuti joining the ranks of established greats like Reed Crandall, Frank Frazetta, and Al Williamson. This volume of the Creepy Archives series collects more than two hundred pages of distinctive short horror comics in a gorgeous hardcover format. This book reprints all of the original stories from issues #33 to #36 in crisp black-and-white and includes full-color bonus-page reproductions of each issue's cover.

200 pages, black and white, $49.99, in stores on June 16.


Written and art by Torajiro Kishi and Madhouse Studios.

A vampire virus threatens humanity, and it may come down to a rogue cop and his straight-laced partner to contain the freakishly super-human devils from rampaging across Japan. Why did the government create this virus, and what will result from its perfection? Find out in issue #3 of Devil!

24 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 21.


Dark Horse introduces new Domo products. You can brighten up any festivities with the all-new Domo Party Lights, featuring five brilliant colors of Domo! What is that strange concoction that Domo is about to eat with his good friend Mr. Usaji? Find out with the Domo and Mr. Usaji Journal. Finally, leave it to your friend Domo for to-do lists and reminders with the Domo Sticky Note Book, which includes eight fabulous pads of sticky note designs.

Domo and Mr. Usaji Journal, $9.99, in stores on April 21.

Domo Sticky Note Book, $8.99, in stores on May 19.

Domo Party Lights, $14.99, in stores on May 19.


Written by Rob Reger, art by Buzz Parker.

When she received an ancient watch from her enigmatic Aunt LaRue in honor of her thirteenth year, Emily hoped the heirloom might play a role in uncovering her very strange family history. Instead, her hopes were snatched away‹along with the watch itself!‹by a sneaky beast with a secret link to Emily's bloodline. Now Emily's pursuit of the creature called El Viego has lured her deep into the mysterious halls of Blackrock, her awe-inspiring ancestral home. But if Emily can't beat El Viego at his twisted game of hide and seek, she might have more even more to lose than her connection to a lineage of legendary strangers!

32 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by Rick Remender, penciled by Eric Canete and Andy MacDonald, cover by Matthew Wilson.

After the shocking events of the previous volume, in which half the cast was lost, Black and Arachnakid risk everything to take their revenge on the Smiling Man in his twisted city of Lore. Across the world in New Berlin, the fascist Wolfsangel puts a bounty on the remaining heroes in order to obtain the one item he requires to snatch lordship of Earth from Dead Lexington: An altruistic heart. Collects issues #5-#9.

152 pages, $16.99, in stores on June 2.


Over the years, Dark Horse has been committed to incorporating art into our everyday lives through prints, T-shirts, mugs, and a variety of other items that help make this world more colorful. Now Dark Horse is proud to collaborate with GelaSkins to bring some fresh, new designs to their line of protective and decorative skins for laptops and phones.

Featuring a spellbinding Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 cover by Jo Chen: Willow looking as sexy and powerful as ever, and The Goon vs. Mr. Wicker from the epic "not a funny book" Chinatown, these all-new iPhone and laptop Gelaskins are the perfect way to protect your technology while showing off your signature style.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- Willow 13" and 15" laptop, $29.95, in stores on April 21.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- Willow iPhone, $14.95, in stores on April 21.

The Goon -- The Goon vs. Mr. Wicker 13" and 15" laptop, $29.95, in stores on April 21.

The Goon -- The Goon vs. Mr. Wicker iPhone, $14.95, in stores on April 21.


Written by Felicia Day, art by Jim Rugg, colored by Dan Jackson, covers by Matthew Stawicki and Kristin Donaldson.

Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)'s hysterical extension of her multiple award-winning web series continues with this brand-new story!

Since discovering role-playing games, Cyd Sherman spends more and more time in-game as the healer Codex. As her boyfriend ignores her in favor of his fledgling band and her therapist questions whether or not she has "real" friends, Cyd decides to form her own group within the game after meeting Clara, who teaches her about reputation points, and Zaboo, who introduces her to "friending" within the game.

Detailing the never-before-told origin of The Knights of Good, this is essential reading for fans of the show, and a great jumping-on point for readers new to The Guild.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 21.


Written by Mike Mignola and Joshua Dysart, art by Mignola, Richard Corben, Jason Shawn Alexander and Duncan Fegredo, colored by Dave Stewart.

The Eisner Award­winning miniseries The Crooked Man, by Mignola and Richard Corben, teams Hellboy with a wandering hillman in a devilish tale of Appalachian witchcraft. This volume also includes the rare "They Who Go Down to the Sea in Ships" by Mignola, Josh Dysart (B.P.R.D.: 1947), and Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien: The Drowning), never before available for purchase; Mignola and Duncan Fegredo's "The Mole," from Free Comic Book Day 2008; and Mignola's most recent solo outing, "In the Chapel of Moloch."

160 pages, $17.99, in stores on June 23.


Written and art by Lucas Marangon.

Halcyon is a savage, unpredictable, brutal place. For some, it's just another backwater world colonized and exploited for its resources. For others, it's home. For decades the settlers of this aberrant moon have lived and worked like slaves, but now a new generation has decided that it's time for independence. Amidst this struggle, cadet Nika McKay returns to his home colony after a decade on Earth in order to search for his true identity. What he finds instead is a young nation on the verge of a civil war.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 14.


Written by Sheldon Stark, art by Jerry Robinson. When the world is faced with strange anomalous threats, there is one man who can be called on to set things right‹Jet Scott! Along with his colleagues at the Office of Scientifact, Jet uses the power of science to solve mysteries and save the day again and again! Created by the creator of the Joker, artist Jerry Robinson (Detective Comics) and scripted by screenwriter Sheldon Stark, Jet Scott Volume 2 is a treat for science-fiction fans both young and old! Featuring both daily black-and-white strips as well as color Sundays from September 1954 to the series finale in September 1955.

256 pages, $34.99, in stores on June 9.


Written by Frank Miller, art by Dave Gibbons, colored by Angus McKie.

Just in time for the Fourth of July! A masterpiece nearly twenty years in the making, this archival volume contains the complete life story of Martha Washington, the 21st century freedom fighter, now in a more affordable softcover edition.

Our story begins in the squalid corridors of a maximum-security housing project, where a young girl will rise from the war-torn streets of Chicago to battle injustice in a world insane with corruption. Her fight will take her far, from the frontlines of the second American Civil War, to the cold, unforgiving reaches of space. She will be called a hero, a traitor, and nearly everything in between, but all along the way, her courage, her integrity, and her unwavering commitment to that most valuable of rights‹liberty‹will inspire a movement that will never surrender.

600 pages, $29.99, in stores on June 30.


Written by Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller, art by Omar Francia, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Daryl Mandryk.

Liara T'Soni's search for Commander Shepard's abductors comes to an end, but what other shocking discoveries will she make when she finds them? The comics debut of modern sci-fi's greatest epic holds surprises right up to the very end!

With far-reaching repercussions for the Mass Effect saga, this tale of friendship and loyalty in the darkest corners of the galaxy closes with an issue sure to thrill fans new and old!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 7.


Written by Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller, art by Omar Francia, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Daryl Mandryk.

The eagerly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster science-fiction epic named the #1 Xbox 360 game of all time, Mass Effect 2 begins with the disappearance of Commander Shepard. The story of what happens next‹exclusive to this graphic novel‹will have the commander's companion Dr. Liara T'Soni undertake a deadly mission of extraordinary importance in the Milky Way's lawless Terminus Systems.

Mass Effect Volume 1 features essential developments in the Mass Effect gaming saga, plus a special behind-the-scenes section with sketches and more. Collects the four-issue mini-series.

96 pages, $16.99, in stores on June 9.


Written and art by Osamu Takahashi.

Shinji and Rei enter the plugs side by side for their new synchro test, where Rei is given the task to find her way out of an imaginary cityscape, and Shinji is given the job of helping her concentrate -- but how likely is that, with all the chaos happening in their personal lives, a chaos everyone seems eager to encourage? Vol. 5 includes your fan art, letters, and special giveaways‹plus, an exclusive preview of the brand-new Evangelion manga title starting in August from Dark Horse: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse!

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on June 9.


Written by Denis Kitchen, Neil Gaiman and Charles Brownstein, art by Kitchen, design by John Lind.

A well-known personality in the comics world, Denis Kitchen has worn many hats: publisher, founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and literary and art agent. But his career as a pioneering underground comix artist has been overdue for rediscovery -- until now!

The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, the long-awaited collection of Kitchen's comics, covers, and illustrations, brings Kitchen the artist to the forefront. A comprehensive career overview, this compendium includes approximately two hundred illustrations, most unseen since their original publication in the late '60s and early '70s, and many from regional publications not seen even by serious comix fans.

200 pages, $34.99, in stoes on June 9.


Written and art by Kosuki 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!

The battle to control the minds of every student at Nekomi Tech comes to its showdown, as the power behind Queen Sayoko's throne is revealed at last! Then it's back to good old-fashioned campus rivalries, as Megumi squares off against a different kind of royalty . . . the one who rules the road on the Inokuradai Pass!

$10.99, in stores on June 30.


Written and art by Jim Steranko.

After emerging as Marvel Comics' most controversial superstar, Jim Steranko tackled his greatest artistic challenge: creating an entirely new medium, the visual novel‹not an illustrated novel or novel-length comic book, but a seamless fusion of interdependent graphic and prose narratives forming a powerful and original new method of telling stories. An artistic tour-de-force, Red Tide is hard-boiled detective fiction in the bare-knuckle tradition of Hammett, Cain, and Chandler, as well as the dark, atmospheric milieu of film noir. Dark Horse is proud to reintroduce this landmark work, remastered with state-of-the-art digital colors by Dave Stewart, in a collector's quality hardcover edition.

128 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 23.


Written by Scott Allie, penciled by Mario Guevara, colored by Juan Ferreyra, cover by Darick Robertson.

The Cleft Skull may be the most dangerous place for travelers in Germany's Black Forest, but, for the moment, it is Solomon Kane's only sanctuary from the deadly demons without‹Death's Black Riders! They have surrounded the rickety inn and are waiting for the opportune moment to strike! If he and the Priest are to see England again, they'll have to confront the Riders head on! Outnumbered and with only two shots in his guns, Solomon Kane will have to rely on his wits and his sword arm to save the Priest and escape the inn alive!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 14.


Written by Henry Gilroy and Steven Melching, penciled by Scott Hepburn, inked by Dan Parsons, colored by Michael E. Wiggam, cover by Ramon Perez.

Jedi Kit Fisto and Plo Koon take on a daring assault mission with a squad of tough Republic commandos on the ice planet Khorm. The Jedi seek to free the Separatist-enslaved Khormai people and destroy the Separatists' mountain fortress. But on this assignment, nothing will come easy! An intense snowstorm, a cowardly Republic captain, and the arrival of feared assassin Asajj Ventress with her elite commandos test the skill of the Jedi and the Republic forces!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on June 30.


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

"The Fate of Dac." The Sith poison the waters of the ocean planet of Dac in an effort to wipe out every living thing -- but Admiral Gar Stazi isn't ready to abandon the native Mon Calamari without an attempt at evacuation. Time is against him, and securing the assistance of his new Imperial allies will decide whether this rescue is a success . . . or a suicide!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by Roy Thomas, Don Glut, Archie Goodwin and Mary Jo Duffy, art by Howard Chaykin, Tom Palmer, Terry Austin, Bill Wray, Walt Simonson and various.

Collecting the first 26 issues of the Marvel Comics Star Wars series that launched in 1977 (the same year as the first film), this first volume of Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago . . . is a must have for any Star Wars fan!

480 pages, $24.99, in stores on June 16.


Written by Haden Blackman, art and cover by Chris Scalf.

On a remote world, Darth Vader chafes at the assignment given to him by the Emperor: guarding an Imperial manufacturing facility from the anti-Imperial natives. Vader feels the duty is beneath him‹until he learns that a Jedi Master and his Padawan are in league with the natives!

Now the game is afoot, and Vader is on the trail of his favorite prey. No ambush, no local monstrous lizards, will deter him his pursuit. Woe be to the Jedi when Vader catches up with them! This issue follows events in Revenge of the Sith!

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 7.


Written by Zack Whedon, penciled by Andy MacDonald, colored by Dan Jackson, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

In the barely-remembered time before the Terminators, the life of a young woman key to humanity's survival depends on the actions of Kyle Reese in present-day 2029. But Kyle may not live long enough to help Sarah Conner if he and his companions Ben and Paige can't escape Skynet's terrifying new weapon‹Terminators that look just like people!

Guided by information about a hidden Cyberdyne facility, the three friends must brave T-800s, HKs, rogue resistance gangs, and other threats in their search for any advantage against the machines. What they can't anticipate is the nature of the incredible resource hidden within the facility's walls!

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 28.


Written and art by Stan Sakai.

"Tera Tera Bozu." The rabbit ronin's warrior pilgrimage brings him to a new town, with new friends and new threats, in this standalone tale!

Having returned to the road, a rainstorm sends Usagi in search of shelter. Finding a town, Usagi meets Taro, a young maker of tera tera bozu‹dolls that children construct to ensure good weather. Little Taro hangs one up on the eaves so that he and his new long-eared friend can play in the morning. The next day may turn out to be fine, but the night could be a killer.

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on April 28.

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