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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010

DARK HORSE COMICS FOR FEBRUARY

THE ADVENTURES OF DR. MCNINJA: NIGHT POWERS

Written by Chris Hastings and Benito Cerneo, art by Hastings and Les McClaine.

What's better than an evil unicorn motorcycle, monster gang wars, a tennis match against a god of destruction and bandidos on velociraptors? ...Yeah, we couldn't think of anything, either!

Award-winning cartoonist Chris Hastings teams up with Dark Horse Books to bring his smash-hit webcomic to print with the first three full-color story arcs of Dr. McNinja, as well as an exclusive-to-print story by Benito Cereno and Les McClaine.

Collects "Monster Mart," "Death Volley," and "Doc Gets Rad" (previously published at www.drmcninja.com), and the new, exclusive-to-print story "Winter Wonderdome."

232 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 20.

ARCHIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 1

Written and art by various.

Seventy years ago, a small independent comics publisher in New York introduced a new kind of character to comics fans. He wasn't a superhero or a warrior, neither a spaceman, nor a villain -- he was Archie Andrews, the red headed teenaged "everyman" we all grew up with! Volume 1 of the Archie Archives series shines the spotlight on young Mr. Andrews's earliest adventures on the streets of Riverdale, from the budding romances he shares with Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, to his anxious antics at Riverdale High and all the trouble he's caused along the way!

Collects all of the first appearances of Archie Andrews from Pep and Jackpot Comics, through Pep #31 and Jackpot #8.

160 pages, $49.99, in stores on April 13.

BETTIE PAGE 16 OZ. PINT GLASS SET

Putting the glamour back into glassware! The 1950s bombshell, Bettie Page, has added to her fashionable list of accessories with this high-quality boxed set of heavy-duty glasses.

4-pack, 16 oz. glasses, $19.99, in stores on May 25.

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

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

Monsters overrunning the American southwest, a volcano in Houston burning in the night, and a group of outcasts with a prophetic leader; prove to be great threats to a struggling bureau.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 9.

BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY ARCHIVES VOLUME 5

Written by Dick Wood, art by various.

Scientists fend off terrifying monsters; an ancient, reptilian alien uses a most unexpected disguise to leech the life force of a Caribbean village; and a secret experiment engulfs a sleepy town. If it sounds too fantastic to be true, it can only be happening under the steely gaze of the legendary Boris Karloff!

A collaboration with some of the most electrifying comics creators of the sixties and seventies, Tales of Mystery is a swirling vortex of creativity, suspense, and horror.

Contains issues #25-#32, originally published from March 1969 to November 1970. Features introductions by film legend Christopher Lee, and singer/songwriter Frank Sinatra Jr.

240 pages, $49.99, in stores on April 13.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

After the end of the television series, Dark Horse and creator Joss Whedon teamed up to keep Sunnydale's favorite daughter alive and well in comic-book format. Dark Horse has delved into the rich archive of Jo Chen's award-winning cover art to bring the latest in our line of acclaimed accoutrements -- a shiny new Buffy lunch box and a four-pack of 16 oz. glasses!

Lunch Box, full-color, embossed metal, 8" x 7" x 3 3/4", $14.99, in stores on May 25.

Pint Glass Set, 4-pack, 16 oz. glasses, $19.99, in stores on May 25.

CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 21: BLOOD OF THE TITAN AND OTHER STORIES

Written by Michael Fleisher, Larry Yakata and Roy Thomas, penciled by Bob Camp, John Buscema, Gary Kwapisz and others/

Only one man has called Conan "Little Man" and lived to tell the tale -- Fafnir of the red beard, friend of Conan, brawler, and general tavern body, makes his triumphant return to action in this volume of The Chronicles of Conan, and none too soon! Conan will need all the allies he can muster if he is to survive a witch that commands a demon arm, a man-mountain known as Gargantax, and a crafty immortal who would remain that way at all costs! But will helping Conan be a one-way ticket to the afterlife for Fafnir and the rest of Conan's allies?

This volume collects Conan the Barbarian issues #160 to #167 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #7, now with new colors, an insightful foreword, and new art by Ernie Chan!

224 pages, $17.99, in stores on April 20.

CLASSIC ARCHIE CHARACTER #5: REGGIE

Archie first appeared in Pep Comics #22 in 1941, followed closely by his own comic- book series. 2011 marks the seventieth anniversary of Archie. The final character in our series is Riverdale's resident rapscallion, Reggie Mantle. Working his snarky way toward a degree in lounge lizardom, forever competing with Archie for the girls, Reggie is a central figure in the timeless tale of teenage life that is Archie.

5" tall, limited to 550 numbered pieces, packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet, $49.95, in stores on May 25.

CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #3

Written by Roy Thomas, penciled by Mike Hawthorne, inked by John Lucas, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Doug Wheatley.

When Conan finds a nice out-of-the-way tavern to leave his female companion, Olivia, for a few hours, he imagines she'll be safe under the watchful eye of the dancing wench he paid to watch her. Unfortunately, Olivia has a big mouth when she's drinking and news that she's royalty turns the safe oasis into a watery death trap -- seeing as how the tavern is conveniently situated over the top of an underground lake that is home to a prehistoric water dragon! Join legendary Conan scribe Roy Thomas and artists extraordinaire Mike Hawthorne and John Lucas in part 3 of the epic tale Conan: Road of Kings!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 16.

CONAN VOLUME 10: IRON SHADOWS IN THE MOON

Written by Timothy Truman, penciled by Tomás Giorello, colored by Jose Villarubia, cover by Cary Nord.

On the run from the army of Turan, Conan and fellow fugitive Olivia hide out on a small island in the Vilayet Sea. They soon find themselves stalked by an unseen terror in the jungles and threatened by a group of pirates belonging to the Red Brotherhood, which is led by Conan's sworn enemy -- Sergius of Koth! However, those may be the least of Conan's concerns, because when the moon rises on this island, the ruins of a lost civilization stir and an ancient, deadly curse awakens! Conan will be pushed to his limits as he and Olivia fight to survive!

Collects Conan the Cimmerian issues #22-#25, plus the Weight of the Crown one-shot with its MySpace Dark Horse Presents short-story prologue. This collection completes the epic Dark Horse series Conan the Cimmerian. Features a foreword by series writer Timothy Truman and an afterword by Robert E. Howard biographer and genre writer Mark Finn!

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on May 11. Hardcover, 144 pages, $24.99, in stores on April 13.

DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM #6

Written by Jim Shooter, art by Roger Robinson and Agustin Alessio, colored by Wes Dzioba, cover by Michael Komarck.

With his beloved Gail's life hanging in the balance, the Man of the Atom faces his archenemy Nuro's Nuclear Ninja -- warriors skilled in the arts of stealth, deception . . . and death. It's martial-arts mayhem on a cosmic scale! Plus, the astonishing origin of the Man of the Atom continues! In the searing ergozone of a black hole, all of time and space is laid bare to Dr. Phillip Solar. World War III is imminent. So is the death of his eleven-year-old sister . . . If only he could do something! But maybe he can . . .

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 9.

DOMO

Dark Horse continues exciting new series of creative designs for Domo, who continues to enjoy the "Qee" treatment from collaborators at Hong Kong's Toy2R!

Their popular 2" Qee minifigures, appearing in stores and galleries worldwide, have proven to be a great fit for this character, and collectors and retailers seem to just want more. As before, chase figures are being produced with common figures. There will be a total of fifteen different versions, with varied levels of scarcity.

Domo Qee Mystery Figures Series 3 Display Case, 2" Qee, mystery boxed, 15 figures, $134.85, in stores on April 6.

Domo Lunch Box, $14.99, in stores on May 25.

EMILY THE STRANGE VOLUME 3: THE 13TH HOUR

Written by Rob Reger, art by Buzz Parker.

We all know Emily the Strange is the world's weirdest thirteen-year-old, but do you have any idea how that came to be? Would you believe that Emily wasn't always the curious and confident stranger we know today? For any girl, a thirteenth birthday is a big deal, and that's doubly true for Emily. Emily doesn't know it yet, but a surprise gift from a long-lost aunt is more than just a family heirloom -- it also holds the key to unlocking the mystery of her lineage and the secrets of her fate!

96 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 27.

EVELYN EVELYN

Written by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley, art by Cynthia von Buhle.

Being a wholly true and accurate account of the tragic events surrounding the extraordinary lives of Evelyn Evelyn, a darling but unfortunate pair of conjoined twins. Including such noteworthy incidents as: the bizarre circumstances of their birth and subsequent bereavement; shocking encounters with depraved gentlemen; the acquisition and loss of loyal friends; and the terrible fate of Elephant Elephant; and concluding with the conjoined sisters' rise to international fame as Internet celebrities, as told by the inimitably eloquent Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley and illustrated in lifelike detail and color by Cynthia von Buhler! This lavish book set features an insightful introduction by renowned storyteller Neil Gaiman.

Evelyn Evelyn is an elegant set of two hardbound volumes nestled within a single slipcover -- a perfect gift for any lover of the exquisite, the eccentric, and the grotesque.

160 pages, $24.99, in stores on March 23.

FLASH GORDON COMIC-BOOK ARCHIVES VOLUME 3

Written by Bill Pearson and Joe Gil), penciled by Pat Boyette, Jeff Jones and Reed Crandall.

The champion of all Mongo returns in this new volume of classic comics stories! Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 3 reprints the full run of Flash Gordon stories originally published by Charlton Comics in the late 1960s, and with these amazing tales of outer-space adventure, Flash has quite a fight on his hands! Featuring eye-popping artwork from such comics luminaries as Jeff Jones and Pat Boyette, this new wave in the history of Flash Gordon promises thrills, excitement, and touches of wry comedy! Strange creatures, fantastic planetscapes, intense action -- everything you love about Flash Gordon! Reprints the complete run of Flash Gordon comic books #12-#18, released by Charlton Comics in the late 1960s.

204 pages, $49.99, in stores on April 27.

HELLBOY: THE SLEEPING AND THE DEAD #2

Written by Mike Mignola, art by Scott Hampton, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Mignola.

Hellboy is trapped in a dark basement littered with bones and small coffins, and the only way out is through the floating creature of death!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 2.

KING CONAN: THE SCARLET CITADEL #1

Written by Tim Truman, art by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, covers by Darick Robertson and Gerald Parel.

A thrilling new era begins, as Dark Horse launches its first miniseries devoted entirely to the trials and exploits of Robert E. Howard's King Conan! Timothy Truman, Tomás Giorello, and José Villarrubia -- the monthly team behind the critically acclaimed Conan the Cimmerian run -- jump many years forward in the barbarian's life to a time when he's already crowned himself ruler of Aquilonia, as they adapt the beloved King Conan story, "The Scarlet Citadel." With covers by fan-favorite Darick Robertson, this fast-paced, standalone miniseries is sure to please fans of breathtaking artwork and edge-of-your-seat adventure -- and it's a great introduction to Howard's tales of King Conan!

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 23.

KULL: THE HATE WITCH #4

Written by David Lapham, penciled by Gabriel Guzman, inked by Mariano Taibo, colored by Dan Jackson, covers by Tom Fleming and Fabio Cobiaco.

Kull's pursuit of the black-hearted witch Heka-La -- a shady character from his past who threatens to destroy mankind -- will bring the fierce warrior to the brink. Having traversed the deadly terrain of Atlantis, Kull must retain his strength to kill the Hate Witch and her band of wraiths prior to returning to the City of Wonders -- the Mighty Valusia -- before it's overcome by war.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 23.

LET ME IN: CROSSROADS #3

Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Patric Reynolds, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Sean Phillips.

The body count is rising fast in the sleepy little town Abby and Thomas call home -- but this time, they're not the ones responsible! Desperate times have led to very desperate measures for someone very close to them, forcing Abby to make a life-changing decision.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 16.

MASS EFFECT: EVOLUTION #2

Written by Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller, art by Omar Francia, colored by Michael Atiyeh, covers by Massimo Carnevale and Joe Quinones.

Mass Effect 2 lead writer Mac Walters reveals humanity's first wondrous and deadly excursion into the Milky Way, shedding light on the most mysterious figure in Mass Effect -- the Illusive Man! Whether born of human curiosity or arrogance, mankind's first steps onto the galactic stage have ignited a war with the alien turians. Although the end of hostilities is in sight, one man's fight is just beginning. It will take him far beyond the realms of human knowledge, into conflict with some of the most notorious villains in Mass Effect -- a story exclusive to these comics!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 16.

MIGHTY SAMSON #2

Written by Jim Shooter (W), Jeff Vaughn (W), Patrick Olliffe (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)

Five hundred years after the end of the world, mutated monsters prowl the desolate wilds, and savage marauders from the wastelands of Jerz scourge the helpless N'Yark tribe. Samson, the strongest man on Earth, defender of the N'Yark, singlehandedly invades the forbidding fortress of Terra, Queen of the Jerz. Ten thousand hardened Jerz warriors swarm to her defense. The odds for survival look grim. If only the Jerz had more warriors! 

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 16.

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 38

Written and art by Kosuke Fujishima.

Ever since a cosmic phone call led five young goddesses to live in college student Keiichi's residence, his personal life has been turned upside down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions!

Chrono's crusade to recover the remaining piece of the music program runs into a demonic obstacle -- Velsper. And speaking of demons, when Hild drops in by surprise on Keiichi's birthday, it's not to give best wishes . . . it's because there's been a coup in hell!

144 pages, black and white, $10.99, in stores on April 27.

THE OUTLAW PRINCE

Written by Rob Hughes, art by Thomas Yeates and Michael Wm. Kaluta, colored by Lori Almeida, covers by Yeates and Esad Ribic.

This timeless tale unfolds during the tumultuous Second Baron's War, when a young prince is ruthlessly abducted from his royal family, taken into the rugged mountains of Derbyshire, and brainwashed to forget his very heritage. He's trained to become the greatest swordsman the world has ever known -- and grows to be the most dreaded name in all of Britain! With civil war looming upon the horizon, the fate of the kingdom of England may very well rest in his hands!

Presenting a medieval adventure based on The Outlaw of Torn, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This deluxe limited edition features an afterword by Burroughs expert Frank Westwood and a cvoer by artist Alan Lathwell!

80 pages, $12.99, in stores on April 13. Limited hardcover, 112 pages, $49.99, in stores on April 13.

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND #2

Written by Haden Blackman, penciled by Rick Leonardi, inked by Dan Green, colored by Wes Dzioba, cover by Tsuneo Sanda.

Darth Vader steps up his attacks when his invasion of the Ghost Nebula meets with stiff resistance. But when a courageous beauty offers her help in conquering the system, visions of what his life might have been if he had not betrayed the Jedi and if Padme was still alive affect the dark lord's decisions.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 23.

STAR WARS: INVASION VOLUME 2 -- RESCUES

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

Twenty-five years after A New Hope, the Yuuzhan Vong invasion has the forces of the New Republic spread thin. Even Luke Skywalker's New Jedi Order is nearly helpless against the invaders from beyond the galaxy. These are times when even the rescuers may need rescuing . . . Prince Finn Galfridian, despite Master Skywalker's disapproval, flies into danger with Jacen and Jaina Solo! Princess Kaye and Queen Nina turn a captured Yuuzhan Vong ship against their enemies! And King Caled conducts an underground war on the family's homeworld of Artorias, not realizing the enemy is closer than he thinks! Collects issues #1-#6 of Star Wars: Invasion -- Rescues.

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on April 27.

STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT -- AFLAME #5

Written by John Jackson Miller, penciled by Ivan Rodriguez, inked by Belardino Brabo, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Joe Quinones.

Who can be saved? What must be sacrificed? Kerra Holt will decide once and for all what it means to be a Jedi in the concluding issue of Aflame! Sith Lord Odion and his army arrive at Chelloa prepared to take over the mining planet, but upon arriving, Odion finds a terrible surprise from his brother, Lord Daiman. World-devastating war is inescapable, but Kerra knows that when all hope is lost, that is when the Jedi are needed the most!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 16.

STAR WARS: LEGACY -- WAR #3

Written by John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P/Cover), Dan Parsons (I), and Brad Anderson (C)

While Emperor Krayt's forces strike at hundreds of targets across the galaxy without thought for their own losses, one place has remained safe: the hidden Jedi temple on Taivas. But that happens to be the one place Krayt most wants to annihilate -- if he can locate it and learn the secrets of its defenses. So, it's only a matter of time . . . and torture . . .

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 23.

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: AT WAR WITH THE EMPIRE VOLUME 1

Written and art by various.

Collected here are stories of the early days of the Rebel Alliance and the beginnings of its war with the Empire -- tales of the Star Wars galaxy set before, during, and after the events in Star Wars: A New Hope! In this volume: Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine are targeted for assassination by rogue Imperial officers; Princess Leia gets her first taste of war and the sacrifices the coming rebellion will require; Vader, after surviving the destruction of the Death Star, must fight to become the leader of a pack of savage beasts; and many other stories!

Collects Star Wars: Empire #1-#6, part of #9, #10-#11, #13-#14, #19-#22, #24-#25, and #31. Includes the 88-page story Betrayal! Five stories from the Imperial point of view, and five stories from that of the Rebels!

408 pages, $24.99, in stores on April 6.

TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN OMNIBUS

Written and art by Shannon Wheeler.

Shannon Wheeler was once just another ambitious cartoonist with some big ideas (and some small ones, too), a wicked sense of humor, a questioning spirit, and a coffee jones the size of a tanker truck. Who would have ever guessed that ten years later, he would have multiple volumes of critically acclaimed cartoons under his belt and a rich, satisfying career? Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus gathers all of the cartoons from four hilarious volumes of work, bringing together all of Wheeler's signature satire and sweetness in one convenient package. Essential for Too Much Coffee Man fans, and sure to convert new ones!

536 pages, black and white, $24.99, in stores on July 15.

TOY STORY: WOODY'S ROUNDUP #1 -- WOODY

Dark Horse launches a new series of vintage-style statuettes featuring four of Toy Story's best-known characters. In examining the candidates from this classic film's many characters, we agreed with Disney that Woody and his gang were best-suited to the deliberately rough-hewn, somewhat distressed style that sculptors Yoe! Studio describe as "primitive but charming".

5" tall, limited to 550 numbered pieces, packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet, $49.95, in stores on March 23.

TUROK, SON OF STONE #4

Written by Jim Shooter (W), Eduardo Francisco (A), José Villarrubia (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)

In a lost land where anything and anyone from anywhen might be, Native Americans Turok and Andar face perils beyond imagining. Swooping down from the clouds astride the awesome Sky-Terror, Turok fights to save Andar and his own beloved Aasta from cruel death at the hands of the Aztec god-king, Maxtla. Turok's unlikely ally is a fighter pilot from an age yet to come. But can even the firepower of the future stand against thousands of fearless warriors and swarms of trained dinosaurs?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 16.

USAGI YOJIMBO #135

Written and art by Stan Sakai.

The rabbit ronin Usagi and the mysterious Lord of Owls cross paths once again! It has been more than a hundred issues since the mysterious samurai known as the Lord of Owls made his ominous prediction: that the next time he met Usagi, one would surely kill the other! Now, as Usagi is traveling through a mountain pass plagued with bandits, the two samurai meet once again! What will come of the grim prophecy of the Lord of Owls?

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 23.

VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOLUME 16: TYRANT'S STARS, PARTS 1 AND 2

Written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, art by Yoshitaka Amano.

In this chilling adventure, Vampire Hunter D has been dispatched to vanquish the ancient vampiric Noble, Count Braujou, guardian of an ancient buried treasure. But when a mysterious object crashes into the earth, destroying half of the northern Frontier, D faces an even more terrifying opponent -- the renegade vampire Valcua, the Ultimate Noble! Having been exiled to outer space, Valcua took his entire kingdom of strange and deadly creatures with him, and swore that when the time was right they would return to have their revenge. Unfortunately for D, that time is now . . .

168 pages, black and white, $14.99, in stores on April 13.

WITCHFINDER: LOST AND GONE FOREVER #1

Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, art by John Severin, colored by Dave Stewart, covers by Severin and Mignola.

In the hellish frontiers of the American Wild West, nineteenth-century occult investigator Edward Grey hunts down a fiendish member of the Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra. What he finds is a town harboring bloodthirsty criminals and terrible supernatural horrors!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 2.

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