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TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

DARK HORSE COMICS FOR SEPTEMBER

1 FOR $1: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

Written by Andi Watson, penciled by Joe Bennett, inked by Rick Ketchman, colored by Guy Major, cover by Art Adams.

Buffy Summers is not like other girls. She's been chosen to save the world from the vampire plague, and balancing saving the world with high school is no easy task.

28 pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 8.

1 FOR $1: GROO

Written by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier, art by Aragones.

If you thought Groo was a dangerous idiot, wait till you see how dangerous he is now that he's intelligent.

28 pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 1.

1 FOR $1: MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER

Written and art by Russ Manning.

In the year 4000, with the human race threatened by robots that would enslave mankind, one man alone has the power to fight back -- Magnus, Robot Fighter!

28 pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 8.

1 FOR $1: SERENITY: THOSE LEFT BEHIND

Written by Joss Whedon, art by Brett Mathews, art by Will Conrad, colored by Laura Martin, cover by John Cassaday.

Firefly -- the story of a ship full of mercenaries, outlaws, fugitives, and one law-abiding prostitute running across the fringes of space. The crew of Serenity once again find themselves broke and on the wrong side of a number of very large firearms...

28 pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 15.

1 FOR $1: STAR WARS LEGACY

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

The Jedi Temple is attacked, an Emperor is betrayed, and the Sith are born anew! A lot can happen in a hundred years, but all of the above happens just in this first issue! Not since Luke Skywalker first stepped aboard the Millennium Falcon has the galaxy seemed like such a vast, exciting, dangerous place!

28 pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 1.

1 FOR $1: 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?

28 pages, $1, in stores on Sept. 15.

60TH ANNIVERSARY CLASSIC PEANUTS #5: SCHROEDER

Dark Horse continues its yearlong celebration of Charles Schulz's Peanuts. Peanuts premiered on October 2, 1950, in eight newspapers. As we all know, it grew to become probably the most popular comic strip ever. We were lucky enough to be able to give the cast the Syroco-style treatment previously.

In an unprecedented move, United Media has let us go back to the original look of the characters from 1950, which is considerably different, and sculpt the main characters in a special sixtieth-anniversary limited-edition series of the five main characters. Sculpted by Yoe! Studio.

650 numbered pieces, packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and a character booklet, $49.95, in stores on Nov. 17.

THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD AND OTHER CURIOUS OBJECTS

Written and art by Mike Mignola, colored by Dave Stewart.

Mike Mignola has deservedly become one of the biggest names in comics for his creation of Hellboy. But when Mignola needs a short break from the Hellboy universe, he turns to diversions such as The Amazing Screw-On Head.

When Emperor Zombie threatens the safety of all life on earth, President Lincoln enlists the aid of a mechanical head. With the help of associates Mr. Groin (a faithful manservant) and Mr. Dog (a dog), Screw-On Head must brave ancient tombs, a Victorian flying apparatus, and demons from a dimension inside a turnip. This new collection of oddball Mignola creations also includes "The Magician and the Snake" from Dark Horse Maverick: Happy Endings, and nearly fifty pages of brand new material, all as weird and hilarious as the beloved Screw-On Head.

104 pages, $17.99, in stores on August 25.

BALTIMORE: THE PLAGUE SHIPS #2

Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, art by Ben Stenbeck, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Mignola.

Setting sail from a harbor choked with sunken ships, where plague victims are burned in great furnaces, Lord Baltimore reveals a terrible incident that took place during the war, where his men fell victim to creatures that feast on the freshly dead, and Baltimore himself first met the vampire who has become his obsession.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 1.

BILLY THE KID'S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES AND THE GHASTLY FIEND OF LONDON #1

Written by Eric Powell, art by Powell and Kyle Hotz, colored by Dan Brown and Dave Stewart, covers by Powell and Hotz.

The world believes the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid was killed by Pat Garrett, but in reality the Kid is very much alive, the hired gun of Fineas Sproule's traveling spectacle of biological curiosities -- or "freaks," as Billy calls them. In their latest adventure, Billy and crew confront their most vicious challenge yet: Jack the Ripper!

In London to visit a true Elephant Man, Billy, Sproule, and the company learn about the Whitechapel murders and the fact that disfigured people are being blamed for the killings and targeted for mob justice. As the group applies themselves to the case, Sproule looks for information at every bar in the city, while Billy tags along to drink whisky and flirt with prostitutes at each one -- which might be a better way to find the Ripper than he realizes.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH -- NEW WORLD #2

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

Paranoia and suspicion plague members of the B.P.R.D. as agent Kate Corrigan, strained over the new UN control, must also play mediator between a manipulative Panya and a broken down Johann, devastated over the giant body in a vat he can't have. Meanwhile, Abe breaks from the team and investigates the horrors of the Northwestern woods.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 8.

B.P.R.D.: KING OF FEAR

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

A story that began in the first issue of Hellboy concludes with the B.P.R.D. team set to permanently wipe out the subterranean colony of frog monsters that have been a story-driving plague. With Memnan Saa dead, agents Liz and Abe take on the powerful King of Fear -- who ultimately reveals that it is, in fact, the B.P.R.D. members themselves who will lead the world to apocalypse, not the supernatural monsters, demons, or colossal squidbots.

Collects B.P.R.D.: King of Fear #1-5.

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on Nov. 17.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #36:

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

"Last Gleaming," part 1 of 5. The Big Bad -- Twilight finally stands revealed, and it's tearing the Scoobies apart, testing the limits of their friendship.

Seems like a perfect time for Spike to come back.

Joss Whedon writes the final five issues of Buffy Season 8, taking his greatest characters to places only he can take them! Teamed with series artist Georges Jeanty, Joss counts down to the biggest Buffy final ever -- and it starts right here!

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

CARDCAPTOR SAKURA OMNIBUS BOOK 2

Written and art by Clamp.

The beautiful new teacher in Sakura's class, Kaho Mizuki, soon reveals that she's a shrine maiden with magic powers of her own. But, as always, the struggle to capture the Clow cards is woven together with the mysterious -- and complicated -- threads of love and affection between Sakura and all the people in her life. Will her heart be strong enough as she faces the one who will judge her worthiness to master the cards at last?

 Cardcaptor Sakura is finally available in omnibus form! In the style of the acclaimed recent edition of CLAMP's Clover, Dark Horse will use remastered image files straight from CLAMP (with bonus color pages!) to release Cardcaptor Sakura complete in four omnibus books, each book collecting three volumes of the original 12-volume series.

576 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

CLASSIC UNCLE SCROOGE SERIES 2 #5: UNCLE SCROOGE "MONEYBAG"

Sculpting by Yoe! Studio.

One of our best-received Syroco style statuette series ever has been one of the comic book medium's most revered cast of characters, those of Carl Bark's Uncle Scrooge stories. The second series of Uncle Scrooge statuettes depicts the characters as they were originally presented on the covers by Carl Barks. For the final statue in the series, this particular pose of Uncle Scrooge was taken from Uncle Scrooge #32 from December 1960.

950 numbered pieces, packaged in a full-color, litho-printed tin box, with a character booklet and a vintage-style pin-back button, $49.95, in stores on Nov. 17.

CONAN VOLUME 9: FREE COMPANIONS

Written by Timothy Truman, art by Truman, Tomas Giorello and Joe Kubert, colored by Jose Villarrubia.

In his short career as a mercenary, young Conan has impressed both Princess Yasmela and military leader Lord Amalric, but an ambitious, rogue prince arrives in Khoraja and blindsides Conan out of the comfortable, courtly situation he's found himself in. Not only is Conan's love affair with Yasmela going south, but rebel Prince Julion immediately challenges Conan's headstrong impulses and military plans, causing a rift between the battered-but-proud forces of Khoraja and Amalric's army of colorful mercs.

Collects Conan the Cimmerian #14 and #16-#21.

184 pages, $17.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

DOMO 7" QEE FIGURES

Dark Horse and Toy2R bring the limited-edition 7" Domo Qee series. After the rousing success of 2" Domo Qee figures, Dark Horse has selected the most interesting and collectible of its custom Qee designs and, in concert with Hong Kong's Toy2R, crafted them into a new, oversize, ultra-limited 7" version.

Dark Horse is set to release a total of six new 7" Domo Qee designs in the coming months. The first of these offerings in the series will be a Glow in the Dark Domo Qee and a Wood Grain Domo Qee.

7" Wood Grain, limited to 500, $59.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

7" Glow in the Dark, limited to 500, $59.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

FEAR AGENT #30

Written by Rick Remender, penciled by Mike Hawthorne and Tony Moore, inked by John Lucas, cover by Moore.

"Out of Step," part three. Everything you know is a manipulation. Every life lost, every terrible danger, every lonely year -- preordained by a being that has been with you, in front of your face, the entire journey. If you are Heath Huston, your life will soon crumble apart. Entirely. Once and for all. If you are Heath Huston, you're going to want to kill the son-of-a-bitch who caused it all before you go.  Also includes a special Tales of the Fear Agent by Hilary Barta! The Final Arc!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 29.

FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY VOLUME 5: FAMILY VALUES 3RD EDITION

Written and art by Frank Miller.

Frank Miller's first-ever original graphic novel is one of Sin City's nastiest yarns to date! Starring fan-favorite characters Dwight and Miho, this newly redesigned edition sports a brand-new cover by Miller, some of his first comics art in years!

There's a kind of debt you can't ever pay off, not entirely. And that's the kind of debt Dwight owes Gail. The girls of Old Town have their own family values, their own laws -- and when someone too dumb to know better breaks them, an example needs to be set. Dwight's got his own reasons for taking the job, and deadly little Miho . . . Miho likes to play with them a little first.

With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece!

128 pages, black and white, $14, in stores on Nov. 3.

FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY VOLUME 6: BOOZE, BROADS, & BULLETS 3RD EDITION

Written and art by Frank Miller.

The Sin City graphic novels are among the most widely acclaimed comics in history, but Frank Miller is also a master of the quick and dirty yarn. Collected in this sixth volume of his crime-comic megahit are all of Miller's Sin City shorts and one-shots, newly redesigned with a brand-new cover by Miller, some of his first comics art in years!

Collecting classics like "Just Another Saturday Night" and "Silent Night," both starring the iconic big lug with a condition, Marv; "The Customer Is Always Right," featured in the Sin City film; and "The Babe Wore Red," starring Sin City's most enduring hero, Dwight; Booze, Broads, and Bullets spans every kind of dark business you might encounter on a cold night in Basin City. It's sure to scratch your Sin City itch again and again, in just that way that makes you itch for more.

With Miller and co-director Robert Rodriguez gearing up for Sin City 2, this third edition is being released at just the right time!

160 pages, black and white, $17, in stores on Nov. 10.

FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY VOLUME 7: HELL AND BACK 3RD EDITION

Written and art by Frank Miller.

Hell and Back, the final volume of Frank Miller's signature series, is the biggest and baddest Sin City of them all! This newly redesigned edition features a brand-new cover by Miller -- some of his first comics art in years!

It's one of those clear, cool nights that drops in the middle of summer like a gift from on high. If it weren't for the rent, Wallace wouldn't have a care in the world. Then he sees Esther, about to throw it all away -- and throw herself off a cliff. Wallace jumps in after her, saves her life, and falls in love, but before he can find out what she was running from, she's gone again, kidnapped. But Wallace isn't the kind to lose his head. He's calm. Like a monk. Like an executioner. And he'll find them.

With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece!

320 pages, black and white, $30, in stores on Nov. 24.

GANTZ VOLUME 14

Written and art by Hiroya Oku.

A gang of vampire guys . . . who can grow samurai swords from their very flesh! Once again, Hiroya Oku is pushing the envelope with his crazy manga Gantz!

And to add to it, these vampire yakuza guys might not even be aliens! This isn't a mission. These guys seem to know who is working for Gantz, and are coming after them. On the streets where they work and live. In the daylight. All of a sudden the wall between everyday humanity and Gantz's nighttime, extradimensional hunts is crumbling. What will Kei and the others do? Can they regenerate when they're injured outside of a mission? Find out!

224 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

THE GOON VOLUME 4: VIRTUE AND THE GRIM CONSEQUENCES THEREOF 2ND EDITION

Written by Eric Powell and

Dark Horse's high-falutin' new editions of The Goon continue! This volume features a new cover by Eric Powell and is redesigned to match the critically acclaimed Goon Year collections!

Virtue and the Grim Consequences Thereof sees the Goon join a short-lived football team, face man-eating eyeballs from another dimension, and suffer incarceration in Cade's Island penitentiary. Plus, the cast of The Goon interprets A Christmas Carol, the Unholy Bastards make their first appearance, and Powell illustrates a hilarious prose story by Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!).

144 pages, $16.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

HELLBOY: THE STORM #3

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

The long-awaited follow-up to 2009's The Wild Hunt comes to a terrible crossroads, when Hellboy cuts a deal with the devious Baba Yaga that may secure the survival of mankind, but will change his life forever, and the Queen of Blood discovers that the source of her power has unexpected plans for her.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

LITTLE LULU VOLUME 25: THE BURGLAR-PROOF CLUBHOUSE AND OTHER STORIES

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

With the wittiest stories, most graceful art, and most effortless pacing in the business, cartoon iconoclasts John Stanley and Irving Tripp set the gold standard for American humor comics in Little Lulu. Lulu Moppet, her best friend/nemesis Tubby, and the rest of the Main Street gang never run out of new ways into and out of (but mostly into) trouble. This new volume is no exception, filled cover to cover with mirthful mayhem from a pair of all-time comics masters!

The Burglar-Proof Clubhouse continues Dark Horse's chronological reprinting of Little Lulu, collecting issues #124-#129 in all their original full-color glory!

200 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER #2

Written by Jim Shooter, art by Bill Reinhold, colored by Wes Dzioba, cover by Raymond Swanland.

At the feet of the milespires of the utopian megalopolis North Am, in the shadowy regions where the dregs of humanity dwell, Magnus invades the stronghold of the "Metal Mob" -- human criminals who use robot muscle to plunder and terrorize the city. Big Guns, the cyborg mob enforcer, along with scores of brutal thug-robs and assassins, stands between Magnus and the "Pens," where kidnap victims await ransom, auctioning into off-world slavery, or being sold by weight as a protein source to the Arcturians. Leeja Clane and the stunningly beautiful Cinnette, both kidnap victims, are prime material for the chattel trade. In a lawless land, Magnus fights against an army of ruthless killers to save the Metal Mob's prisoners, especially the woman he is quickly falling in love with.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 15.

MOTEL ART IMPROVEMENT SERVICE

Written and art by Jason Little.

From Jason Little, author of the Ignatz Award-winning Shutterbug Follies, comes another exciting "bubblegum noir" graphic novel, originally serialized in the webcomic Bee!

Eighteen-year-old Bee has finally saved up enough to embark on her long-planned cross-country bicycle trip. However, she doesn't make it very far before disaster leaves her stranded at a motel. Her hormones surge when she meets a misunderstood young artist on a mission to "upgrade" the banal "artwork" that hangs on the walls of every motel room. Taking a job there as a housekeeper, Bee snoops around in the motel's dirty laundry and finds herself entangled in a scary drug deal gone dangerously wrong.

Featuring artwork balancing grit with cuteness, Motel Art Improvement Service explores crime, young love, and the purpose of art, in a story that's equal parts thrilling, funny, and sexy!

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 17.

POP WONDERLAND: CINDERELLA

Written by Michiyo Hayano, art by POP.

The most famous fairy tale of all -- Cinderella -- joins the Dark Horse line of classic fairy tales!

In 1697, when Charles Perrault -- writing as Mother Goose -- first published the story of the little girl with the glass slipper, he could hardly imagine how the story would still be enchanting readers young and old more than three hundred years later.

It's all here: the wicked stepsisters, the carriage magically transformed from a pumpkin, the grand ball, and so much more. As Cinderella, a young girl struggling to stay happy in the home of her wicked stepmother, sets out on a journey unlike any other, she will meet magical fairy godmothers, kindly mice, and a handsome prince who will literally sweep her off her feet.

32 pages, $16.95, in stores on Nov. 10.

PREDATORS

Written by Marc Andreyko, David Lapham, Paul Tobin, art by Guilherme Balbi, Victor Drujiniu, Gabriel Guzman and others.

The film adaptation and complete expanded story in one volume! Action-packed, blood-drenched lead-ins introduce the main characters from the film, played by Adrien Brody and Laurence Fishburne, and set up Rodriguez's reboot of the Predator film series by showing how the characters fought for their lives and arrived on the Predators' alien planet. Then, after an adaptation of the film itself, find out what happened to the surviving characters immediately after the movie, when they were stranded on the hostile world with only each other -- and the faint hope of escape -- to help them outlast the Predators.

184 pages, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF KULL VOLUME 1

Written by Roy Thomas, art by Bernie Wrightson, Howard Chaykin, Barry Windsor-Smith and others.

In the tradition of the Savage Sword of Conan and Saga of Solomon Kane collections, Dark Horse presents The Savage Sword of Kull, which is the first of a two-volume set that will collect all of the black-and-white Kull material printed by Marvel in the 1970s through the1990s! Howard's characters have always attracted top talent, and the creators assembled in this hefty tome are no different. Industry heavyweights like Roy Thomas, Chuck Dixon, and Gerry Conway Barry Windsor-Smith, Bernie Wrightson, Marie and John Severin, and others to bring you some of the most exciting tales of fantastic battles and political intrigue ever committed to paper!

This volume includes stories from Savage Tales #2, The Savage Sword of Conan #2, #3, #9, #23, #34, #42, #43, #55, and #119, Kull and the Barbarians #1, #2, and #3, The Savage Sword of Conan Annual #1, Marvel Preview #19, and Bizarre Adventures #26.

375 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

SERENITY: SHEPHERD'S TALE

Written by Zack Whedon, art by Chris Samnee, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Steve Morns.

One of Serenity's greatest mysteries is finally revealed in Shepherd's Tale, filling in the life of one of the show's most beloved characters -- Shepherd Book!

Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew, how did he become one of their most trusted allies, and how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book's past are uncovered in this original graphic novel. A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, Shepherd's Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right!

56 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES -- A TALE OF JANGO AND BOBA FETT #2

Written by Tom Taylor, art and cover by Chris Scalf.

Then: Jango Fett, the most dangerous assassin/bounty hunter in the galaxy, never fails to get his man. But Jango has never had a success that has affected him this way.

Now: Boba Fett has taken up his father's mantle and lived up to Jango's fearsome reputation. But a secret from the past has Boba working a case he would normally dismiss and wondering if he actually knew his father as well as he thought . . .

Across the generations, and across the galaxy, if a Fett is on your trail, you've reached a dead end!

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 29.

STAR WARS: INVASION -- RESCUES #4

Written by Tom Taylor, art by Colin Wilson, colored by Wes Dzioba, cover by Jo Chen.

Jedi-in-training Finn Galfridian learns a secret about his mother that he never knew, but the knowledge only leads to new questions about himself and his unusual ability. Meanwhile, Kaye Galfridian leads a New Republic attack against a Yuuzhan Vong base, not realizing that the Vong commander's tactics are meant to buy him time to learn more about his most hated foe: Kaye's brother, Finn. New allies, new enemies, and a turning point in the lives of the Galfridian family!

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

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC -- THREAT OF PEACE #3

Written by Rob Chestney, art by Alex Sanchez, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Benjamin Carre.

Under the thumb of a treaty that was negotiated after the Sith sacked Coruscant, the Jedi have attempted to maintain the illusion of peace -- until now! Even as one battle ends on Balmorra, another begins on Dantooine, where Jedi Satele Shan finds herself clashing sabers with an enemy that threatens not just her body, but her soul! As the treaty begins to crumble around her, Satele knows something desperate must be done to save the galaxy from the return to war!

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

TARZAN ARCHIVES: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 7

Written by Gaylord DuBois, art by Jesse Marsh.

Join Tarzan, Jane, Boy, and their animal companions as they encounter new friends, old enemies, and undiscovered lands in the wilds of Africa. In addition to stories featuring favorite recurring characters -- such as the oddball scientist Dr. MacWhirtle, the lion-taming people of Cathne, cruel Queen La, and the Waziri warriors -- Tarzan meets a group of Texan cowboys out to rope lions, a filmmaker documenting African wildlife, and the marsh-dwelling people of Lutor in this volume. Always a help to his friends, whether they're beast or human, Tarzan faithfully thwarts the plans of slavers, cannibals, and poachers who would do them harm!

Collecting Dell's Tarzan #33-#38 from 1952, and introducing Goliath -- the colossal lion Tarzan raises to protect the settlers of New Cathne -- for the first time.

224 pages, $49.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

THE TERMINATOR: 1984 #1

Written by Zack Whedon, art by Andy MacDonald, colored by Dan Jackson, cover by Massimo Carnivale.

After the shocking events he witnessed in humanity's future, Kyle Reese has made the history-changing jump from the year 2029 to a world previously beyond his imagining -- 1984 Los Angeles.

It's a time before the war, before Skynet, but not without danger, as Kyle begins his mission to find and protect Sarah Connor from time-traveling T-800s. Close behind is Kyle's friend Ben, with a crucial mission of his own. Hot off the critically-acclaimed Terminator: 2029, Zack Whedon and Andy MacDonald begin the next chapter of Kyle's journey toward destiny in their gripping reimaging of James Cameron's classic.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 29.

TROUBLEMAKER BOOK 2

Written by Janet Evanovich and Alex Evanovich, penciled by Joelle Jones, inked by Andy Owens, colored by Dan Jackson.

There's no smooth sailing for Alex Barnaby and Sam Hooker in the second volume of best-selling author Janet Evanovich's graphic-novel adventure, Troublemaker.

Barnaby, Hooker, Rosa, Felicia, and Beans the St. Bernard set sail to the Florida Keys in order to find the wooden body of Baron Samedi that matches their recently acquired (and stolen) wooden hand. But in the world of Petro Voodoo a hand for a hand and a Baron for a boat is fair play. When the Happy Hooker disappears from its mooring in the Keys, Barnaby and Hooker have to find a way back to Miami with the stolen body of Baron Samedi. Ransom notes for the Happy Hooker, a sack of snakes, and a ticked-off chicken leave only one place safe enough to hide a body . . . Hooker's mom's house -- a situation that makes the sack of snakes look like chump change.

112 pages, $17.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

TUROK, SON OF STONE ARCHIVES VOLUME 7

By Alberto Giolitti.

Indian braves Turok and Andar are trapped in a lost valley struggling to survive while they search for a way to return to their true home and tribe. But searching only seems to bring them more peril in this strange place where wonders from earth's prehistoric past thrive: dinosaurs with gaping, hungry jaws, rival tribes of tree-dwelling monkey men and underground spider men, poisonous fruits that change the nature of peaceful beings, ghosts of dinosaurs long dead, and more!

This volume collects issues #38–#43 of Turok, Son of Stone from the Gold Key Comics run (1964–1965). These classic adventures have not been seen since the early 1960s!

216 pages, $49.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY MAQUETTE: WHITE VIOLIN

We have seldom seen a more positive response to a figure set than the one we received for our six-figure presentation based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's Umbrella Academy. The sculptures perfectly captured Bá's unique art style in three dimensions.

Therefore we have created a very special large-scale maquette of the White Violin. Also known as 00.07, the White Violin is crucial to the story line of the first series, Apocalypse Suite.

10.5" tall statue, ;imited-edition, includes hand-numbered certificate of authenticity, $119.99, in stores on Oct. 27.

THE WEDNESDAY CONSPIRACY

Written and art by Sergio Bleda.

Think you've got problems? Meet the patients in Dr. Burton's Wednesday-afternoon support group. Violet carries a jar full of demons. Roger can read minds. Akiko talks with her dead parents through the bathroom mirror. Joe is an exorcist. Brian is pyrokinetic. And then, of course, there's Charles.

They've been thrown together by the luck of the draw, stuck with supernatural powers they don't want and can't control. But when something begins to pick them off one by one, the surviving members of the Wednesday Conspiracy find themselves the last, reluctant line of defense between the reincarnation of an ancient evil and the fate of the world.

152 pages, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

XERXES LITHOGRAPH  

Art by Frank Miller.

Comics icon Frank Miller, creator of Sin City and 300, presents a stunning new lithograph: Xerxes. This 24" x 36" collector-quality, fine-art piece is presented on acid-free paper with two special types of coating to enhance golds and background color, and offers a first look at the subject of Miller's upcoming comics prequel to his record-breaking 300. Xerxes rose to power in fifth-century-BC Persia and became known as "The King of Kings," eventually raising and leading a massive army intent on ruthlessly destroying the hated Greeks who killed his father. Xerxes seeks nothing less than to become a god himself -- and achieves his wish! The litho is colored by Eisner Award–winning colorist Dave Stewart and is sold exclusively through Dark Horse Comics.

24" X 36", $25 (Limited edition, signed and numbered, limited to 100 pieces, $100), in stores in October.





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