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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2011

DARK HORSE COMICS FOR MAY

ANGEL OMNIBUS

Written by Joss Whedon, Christopher Golden, Brett Mattthews and Tom Sniegoski, penciled by Eric Powell, Mel Rubi, Christian Zanier, Paul Lee and Brian Horton, inked by Andy Owens and others, covers by Lee and Horton.

Heralding the return of Angel to Dark Horse Comics! Collecting all of Dark Horse's Angel comics to date, this single volume features stories by series creator Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews (Serenity: Those Left Behind), and Christopher Golden (Baltimore). Set during Seasons 1 and 2 of the Angel television series, favorite characters appear--Cordelia, Doyle, Wes, Gunn--as the investigations of LA's vampire detective agency delve into all that is dark, grotesque, strange, and unexplainable. Angel faces demonic rats, bizarre deaths from spontaneous combustion, Hollywood demons encountered courtesy of Cordelia, angry spirits, zombies, and more!

A collection of the first published Angel comics! Angel #1-#14, #17, Angel: Long Night's Journey #1-#4, Dark Horse Presents #153-#155: "Hunting Ground," Dark Horse Extra #25-#28: "Angel," and Angel: Point of Order.

480 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 20.

THE ART OF DOUG SNEYD

Written by Doug Sneyd, Hugh Hefner and Lynn Johnston, art by Sneyd.

The scintillating carton works of Doug Sneyd, an artist for Playboy magazine since the eary 1960s, are now collected in this stunning art book. This book features the most lush, sumptuous, striking, and hilarious of Doug's full-page cartoons. Readers will be charmed with the lovely scantily (and even non-) clad "Sneyd" girls and the one-line jokes they so ably illustrate. Don't miss this collection by one of Playboy's veteran cartoonists!

This book includes a foreword by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, an introduction by Lynn Johnston, cartoonist of the nationally syndicated strip For Better or For Worse, and reflections from the artist himself!

Nearly three hundred full-color cartoons! Featuring cartoons previously unpublished by Playboy magazine.

The deluxe limited-edition collection features an exclusive print inside the book that is signed by the artist, presented in a handsome slipcase, and limited to one hundred copies.

248 pages, $39.99, in stores on July 13; Limited edition hardcover, 248 pages, $100, in stores on July 13.

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER -- THE LOST ADVENTURES

Written by Aaron Ehasz, Josh Hamilton, Tim Hedrick, Dave Roman, J. Torres and Johanne Matte, art by Joaquim Dos Santo, Elsa Garagarza, Gurihiru, Corey Lewis, Johanne Matte, Ethan Spaulding and others.

For three years, millions of eager fans tuned in to watch new episodes of Nickelodeon's hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Ever since, fans have been hungry for more -- and now their wait is finally over!

This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favorite comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine and with the Airbender DVDs, plus over seventy brand-new comics pages. That's twenty-six stories set in Airbender continuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of whom worked on the original animated series!

Twenty-six in-continuity stories, plus bonus content! The latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse, to bring you the very best in Airbender books!

240 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 13.

AXE COP: BAD GUY EARTH #3

Written by Malachai Nicolle, art and cover by Ethan Nicolle.

Axe Cop is in big trouble! The authorities are on his case, he's on a crazy time-travel mission to try to save the dinosaurs from a horrible war with aliens, and while he's been away, a team of evil brothers has been assembling a massive team of bad guys bent on taking over the earth! But with the help of his awesome crime-fighting team, including Dinosaur Soldier, Sockarang, and the mighty doggie hero Ralph Wrinkles, Axe Cop might still be able to save the planet. But there's one more battle for our brave axe man in blue, and he must time-travel to the age of swords to make it all happen!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 4.

BETTIE PAGE: GIRL OF OUR DREAMS BY DAVE STEVENS MINI STATUE

Due to the interest in our now-sold-out 13" Bettie Page: Girl of Our Dreams by Dave Stevens statue, Dark Horse has decided to make a smaller 7.5" version. Now everyone can own a piece of this remarkable collaboration. Incorporating the beautiful line work of Bettie's biggest fan and personal friend, Dave Stevens; the masterful sculpting of Kent Melton, who sculpted the original large-size statue; and the luscious looks of favorite pinup, Miss Bettie Page!

7.5 inches tall, $59.99, in stores on June 22.

BLACKJACKED AND PISTOL-WHIPPED: A CRIME DOES NOT PAY PRIMER

Written by Bob Wood, art by Charles Biro, Jack Alderman, Dan Barry, George Tuska, Carmine Infantino, Dick Briefer, Bob Montana and Fred Guardineer, cover by Pete Poplaski.

Gangsters, kidnappers, maniacal killers, and thugs of all stripes had their lurid stories recounted in Crime Does Not Pay! Featuring thrilling, brutal tales and disturbing, despicable characters, Crime Does Not Pay enthralled a nation and was the most popular comic book of its time. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the Comics Code Authority--yet it was also an inspiration for Harvey Kurtzman's reality-based EC Comics. See why this series was both revered and reviled in this unique "best of" primer!

Crime Does Not Pay editor Bob Wood brutally murdered his girlfriend and was later murdered himself! This fascinating sidebar is detailed in an essay by cartoonist, historian, and co-editor Denis Kitchen.

Contains a selection of stories from across the series' run in the 1940s, a new cover, an illustrated essay, and an introduction.

224 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 27.

B.P.R.D.: THE DEAD REMEMBERED #2

Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, penciled by Karl Moline, inked by Andy Owens, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Jo Chen.

While Broom banishes a ghost from a priest's home, Liz explores the woods around the house, where a terrible witch hunt occurred and a woman was murdered! Also -- the accident in which Liz killed her family is finally revealed in detail!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 4.

CARDCAPTOR SAKURA OMNIBUS BOOK 2

Written and art by CLAMP.

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?

576 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 27.

CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #6

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

The dangers keep stacking up against Conan as he travels down the Road of Kings. If he wants to continue on his journey, Conan will need to defeat a deadly executioner, a mystic royal astrologer, and the evil and deadly razor-handed Gamesh! Chapter 6 of Conan's voyage along the Road of Kings is one you won't want to miss! Written by legendary Conan scribe Roy Thomas and illustrated by artists extraordinaire Mike Hawthorne and John Lucas!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 18.

CREEPY COMICS VOLUME 1

Written by Joe R. Lansdale, Doug Moench, Joe Harris, Dan Braun, Michael Woods, Nicola Cuti and Bill Morrison, pencilled by Jason Shawn Alexander, Greg Ruth, Angelo Torres, Rahsan Ekedal, Hilary Barta and Michael Kaluta, cover by Eric Powell.

Creepy Comics Volume 1 gathers all of the new material from the first two years of Dark Horse's celebrated new Creepy series and collects it into one gargantuan book! This 184-page monstrosity features a spellbinding assortment of gory stories about all your favorite terror-inducing topics, including cannibals, lurking demons, werewolves, zombies, and psychotic murderers, illustrated in glorious black and white, following the great tradition of classic Creepy, with twenty bonus pages in full color!

Collects Creepy #1-#4 and the two full-color stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents.

184 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on July 13.

CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME 10

Written and art by various.

In this new, cranium-cracking collection, our award-winning Creepy Archives run continues to bring classic Warren horror anthology stories to modern readers! Collecting Creepy magazine issues #46-#50 and featuring a terrifying cover by acclaimed horror and fantasy illustrator Sanjulian, our latest excursion into terror brings us face to fang with the bizarre concoctions of Richard Corben, Doug Moench, Reed Crandall, Tom Sutton, Jerry Grandenetti, José Bea, and other familiar monsterminds and fan faves. This archival edition will also reprint all color covers, color "Loathsome Lore" stories, fan-art pages, letter columns, and essays from the original magazines, making our series essential for hardcore horror collectors and new readers alike!

248 pages, black and white, $49.99, in stores on July 20.

THE DAMNED HIGHWAY: FEAR AND LOATHING IN ARKHAM

Written by Nick Mamatas and Brian Keene.

A hilarious, shocking, terrifying thrill ride across the American landscape, The Damned Highway pays homage to the gonzo journalism of Hunter S. Thompson and the uncanny terrors of H. P. Lovecraft! Horror legend Brian Keene (The Rising) and cult storytelling master Nick Mamatas (Move Under Ground) dredge up a tale of drug-fueled eldritch madness from the blackest depths of the American nightmare. On a freaked-out bus journey to Arkham, Massachusetts, and the 1972 presidential primary, evidence mounts that sinister forces are on the rise, led by the Cult of Cthulhu and its most prominent member -- Richard M. Nixon!

232 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 20.

DETHKLOK

Written by Brendon Small, Joe Schnepp, Jeremy Barlow and Eric Powell, art by Powell and Lucas Marangon, colored by Thomas Mason and Dave Stewart.

From the depths of Mordhaus comes Dethklok, the most brutal black-metal band on the planet, cutting a ferocious swath through the world's economies and playing massive shows that leave their unwaveringly loyal fans literally in pieces -- they are five men prophesied to bring about the Metalocalypse!

This deluxe hardcover collects the Dethklok miniseries #1-#3 and Dethklok versus The Goon one-shot.

112 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 16.

DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM #8

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

It's Doctor Solar, Master of the Unified Field, versus Mindbender, Master of Matter, for the championship of the universe. But how much of the universe will be left in their wake? And witness the spectacular double death of Tanek Nuro. Plus, in the conclusion of Solar's origin epic, a man-made sun lays waste to the world by fire. In the heart of the thermonuclear inferno, a consciousness strives to prevent the end of the planet--a consciousness reborn as The Man of the Atom.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 4.

HELLBOY: BEING HUMAN

Written by Mike Mignola, art by Richard Corben, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Corben.

A horrible witch and her zombie servant host a dinner party for a family of corpses, and Hellboy and Roger turn up to blast them all back to hell in this team-up story from Roger's early days at the B.P.R.D.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 11.

HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 4

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

The oversized Hellboy hardcover series continues, collecting Mike Mignola and Richard Corben's award-winning The Crooked Man story. Hellboy Library Volume 4 collects two complete trade paperbacks full of short stories: The Troll Witch and Others and The Crooked Man, as well as an extensive selection of previously unreleased sketches and designs.

Collects Hellboy: The Troll Witch and Others, Hellboy: The Crooked Man, and over 30 pages of new sketchbook material.

312 pages, $49.99, in stores on July 6.

KING CONAN: THE SCARLET CITADEL #4

Written by Tim Truman, penciled by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Darick Robertson.

Conan goes against his Cimmerian instincts and sides with Pelias the wizard, who can help the barbarian exact revenge on those who took his crown! Conan races to Aquilonia to regain his throne! With covers by fan-favorite Darick Robertson, this fast-paced, standalone miniseries is a great introduction to Howard's tales of the great King Conan!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 25.

KULL VOLUME 2: THE HATE WITCH

Written by David Lapham, penciled by Gabriel Guzman, inked by Mariano Talbo, colored by Dan Jackson, cover by Tom Fleming.

David Lapham pits Robert E. Howard's original barbarian king against a terrifying magical foe from his doomed homeland of Atlantis. The Hate Witch has waited from the beginning of time for a great man of uncertain destiny whom she can use to bring about the destruction of civilization. She believes that King Kull is that man, and has launched an all-out assault on Valusia, slaughtering its people, in an attempt to draw him to her seat of power -- the wilds of Atlantis! Kull will have to return to his savage origins if he wants to hold onto the throne in Valusia, and save it from civil war!

 Collecting issues #1-#4 of the miniseries.

104 pages, $15.99, in stores on July 27.

MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH OMNIBUS EDITION

Written and art by CLAMP.

Umi, Hikaru, and Fuu are three schoolgirls out on a field trip to Tokyo Tower, whisked suddenly away by a strange voice and light to Cefiro, a world full of spirits and sorcery. They were summoned here through the last remaining strength of the Princess Emeraude, who hopes that they are the trio destined to become the magic knights legend says can save her realm! But how are a bunch of junior-high-school kids supposed to defeat the dark might of the sinister Lord Zagato . . . with only an exceedingly strange bunny creature named Mokona as their guide . . . ?

656 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 6.

NUDE: THE JOB OF FIGURE DRAWING

Written and art by Jim Silke.

In the world of contemporary pinup art, few artists can capture the sexy essence of a gorgeous woman as well and as wonderfully as Jim Silke. Silke's best-selling art books include Bettie Page, Queen of Hearts and Pin-Up: The Illegitimate Art. This time, the pinup master strips his subjects of dress and other distractions to better reveal the delicious details that are usually hidden from admiring eyes. Silke adorns his intoxicating imagery with sage insight and cunning wit, as he recounts his long and exceedingly happy career flirting with fine art and foxy women.

104 pages, $22.99, in stores on July 20.

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #2

Written by Robert E. Howard, Marc Andreyko, Joe Casey, Roy Thomas, Paul Tobin, art by Tim Bradstreet, Gil Kane, Ernie Chan, Pop Mhan and Michael Atiyeh, cover by Bradstreet.

Showcasing the exploits of Howard's heroes in new adventures and restored, recolored reprints of classic tales, Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword features the work of comic-industry legends, as well as today's top talent and hottest rising stars.

In this issue: Tales starring Conan, El Borak, Dark Agnes, Sailor Steve Costigan, and more! Features 60 action-packed story pages, plus bonus material!

Includes Roy Thomas and Gil Kane's long-out-of-print classic, "The Valley of the Worm," recolored and reprinted in its entirety!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on May 25.

SCARY GODMOTHER COMIC BOOK STORIES

Written and art by Jill Thompson.

Jill Thompson's children's series, Scary Godmother -- widely known from the Cartoon Network animated feature -- is back with more entertainment for readers of all ages in this complete comic-book collection!

Collecting Scary Godmother #1-#6: Ghoul's Out for Summer; Scary Godmother: Holiday Spooktacular; Scary Godmother: Bloody Valentine Special; Scary Godmother: Activity Book; Scary Godmother: Wild about Harry #1-#3; Scary Godmother and Friends Ashcan; Scary Godmother: Six Feet South of the Border from Action Girl #13; and more! Collection includes a 19-page, full-color sketchbook section!

312 pages, black and white, $24.99, in stores on July 13.

SOLOMON KANE: RED SHADOWS #2

Written by Bruce Jones, penciled by Rahsan Ekedal, colored by Dan Jackson and Dave Stewart, covers by Guy Davis and Gregory Manchess.

When a dying girl reveals that it's the despicable Le Loup who has raped and stabbed her, Solomon Kane vows to finally trap and kill this elusive fiend. Le Loup is not an easy man to find, though, and Kane will have to carve, shoot, and burn a path through the criminal mastermind's murderous minions as he searches for the aloof villain!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 4.

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS -- THE STARCRUSHER TRAP

Written by Mike Barr, art and cover by Matt Fillbach and Shawn Fillbach, colored by Raymond Lee.

The Separatists unleash a terrifying new weapon on Republic-held systems! An enormous starship, the Starcrusher, is destroying every ship sent against it. Yoda agrees to a risky plan to stop the Starcrusher, and assembles a Jedi strike force that includes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, and Ki-Adi-Mundi. Too late, the Jedi realize that the Starcrusher mission has become a trap -- one specifically designed to kill Jedi!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on July 27.

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND #5

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

The final battle with the insurgents brings a resolution to the mystery of Moff Tarkin's son. Vader resolves the entire mission in a way that only he, the darkest lord of the Sith, can!

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 25.

STAR WARS: JEDI -- THE DARK SIDE #1

Written by Scott Allie, art by Mahmud Asrar, colored by Paul Mount, cover by Asrar, variant cover by Stephane Roux.

Twenty-one years before the events in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn is dispatched to prevent the outbreak of a civil war on the homeworld of his Padawan Xanatos--whose father is king. It is a mission that will lead Qui-Gon into close contact with the dark side and start him on a quest that will have a major impact on the future of the Jedi Order!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.

STAR WARS: LEGACY -- WAR #6

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

Battleground Coruscant. The allies have carried the battle to the Sith. The war for control of the galaxy is not over yet . . .

. . . but it will be by the end of this issue. Traitors will be revealed, heroes and villains will fall, and empires will be toppled. It all ends here!

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 25.

THE STRANGE CASE OF MR. HYDE #2

Written by Cole Haddon, art by M.S. Corley, colored by Jim Campbell, cover by Corley.

It's been five years since Mr. Edward Hyde went on his rampage through London, and a new madman -- Jack the Ripper -- is terrorizing the city's Whitechapel district. Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard, convinced the Ripper is using the same serum that gave birth to Hyde, has reluctantly partnered with Hyde's alter ego, the imprisoned Dr. Henry Jekyll, for help in his hunt. Part 2 of Hyde sees Jekyll temporarily released from his dungeon, albeit shackled and under heavy guard. Will it make a difference?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 25.

TOY STORY: WOODY'S ROUNDUP #4 -- STINKY PETE

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

4" tall, limited to 950 numbered pieces, packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet, $49.95, in stores on June 1.

TUROK, SON OF STONE #5

Written by Jim Shooter, art by Eduardo Francisco, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Raymond Swanland.

In a lost land ruled by thunder lizards, Native Americans Turok and Andar face dangers beyond time and imagination. In the service of Tech Lord Tinker, Turok leads an odd squad of castaway commandos on an invasion of the safehold of the Amazons. Their objective: a girdle made of ytterbium steel. Amazons are not easy marks--especially Phalanx, the daughter of a renowned twenty seventh-century champion.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 18.

USAGI YOJIMBO VOLUME 25: FOX HUNT

Written and art by Stan Sakai.

The warrior's path is fraught with peril as Miyamoto Usagi takes to the road with his bounty-hunter friend Gen. Traveling the countryside, the samurai odd couple must put bickering over money and shortcuts aside as they encounter a series of dangers, including trickster foxes, a gambler who is master of the bullwhip, and several factions of treacherous ninja. The stakes are raised even higher when the pair go their separate ways, as Usagi falls in with a clan on a suicide mission and Gen pursues a killer who isn't what he appears, in adventures that will test each friend's honor -- and bravery!

Also available as a hardcover, with dust jacket and a signed and numbered tip-in, limited to 350 copies.

 Introduction by award-winning animator and official "Disney Legend" Floyd Norman! Collects Usagi Yojimbo #110-#116 and "Saya" from MDHP #18.

192 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on July 27; Limited hardcover, 192 pages, black and white, $59.99.

WITCHFINDER: LOST AND GONE FOREVER #4

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

Evading the jaws of a monstrous stone dog, Grey heads to an abandoned coal mine filled with a horde of zombies! EC Comics legend John Severin rejoins the Hellboy line after his stellar debut in B.P.R.D.: War on Frogs!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 4.





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