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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011

DARK HORSE COMICS FOR JUNE

ARCHIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 2

Written and art by various.

Volume 2 of the Archie Archives series collects all of the material from Jackpot Comics #9, Pep Comics #39-#45, and Archie Comics #3-#6.

232 pages, $49.9, in stores on August 17.

BILLY THE KID'S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES AND THE GHASTLY FIEND OF LONDON VOLUME 2

Written by Eric Powell, art by Kyle Hotz, colored by Daniel Brown and Dave Stewart, cover by Hotz.

Billy the Kid lives! The hired gun of a traveling spectacle of biological curiosities -- or "freaks." In their past adventures, Billy and crew have faced a variety of supernatural terrors, but none of that has prepared them to confront their most vicious challenge yet: Jack the Ripper!

Introduction by Brian Azzarello. This volume includes Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #1-#4 and "Billy the Kid and the Pit of Horrors" from the Buzzard miniseries!

104 pages, $15.99, in stores on August 17.

B.P.R.D.: THE DEAD REMEMBERED #3

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

Liz Sherman relives the fate of an accused woman who was tortured three hundred years ago, but she has to rein in her own fire power, or an entire New England town will be forced to relive the day when Liz burned her own family to death. Liz's first mission comes to a horrifying end, presenting the details of her parents' death for the first time!

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

BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY ARCHIVES VOLUME 6

Written by Arnold Drake, Paul S. Newman, Len Wein and others.

Timeless tales of mystery and horror, hosted by the renowned Boris Karloff! Residents of a quiet mountainside face the hypnotic horror of the "opti-pus," a modern-day white knight battles a dragon from the distant past, a scientist stumbles onto proof of his wildest theories but soon wishes he hadn't, and the curse of an ancient tropical pool punishes a wicked nonbeliever . . .

Contains issues #33–#41, originally published from February 1971 to June 1972. Introduction by Leonard Maltin.

264 pages, $49.99, in stores on August 27.

B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH VOLUME 1 -- NEW WORLD

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

Our heroes face new horrors, as they investigate small town vanishings, wild monsters in the woods, and a strange new creature that arrives to create hell on earth. Collects B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth -- New World issues #1-#5 and an eight-page story previously released at Emerald City Comic Con.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 24.

CONAN: ISLAND OF NO RETURN #1

Written by Ron Marz, penciled by Bart Sears, inked by Randy Elliott, colored by Mark Roberts, cover by Michael Kutsche.

On the run from a cadre of guards, Conan is aided by two sister thieves who just happen to be in need of a strong back to help them with an upcoming heist. Never one to turn his back on adventure (or two beautiful sisters), Conan agrees to assist in the robbery of a reportedly haunted cliff-top castle. But evil spirits may be the least of Conan's problems when both sisters set their sights on taking the barbarian as their own!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 15.

CREEPY #6

Written by Joe R. Lansdale), Alice Henderson and Christopher A. Taylor, penciled by Jason Shawn Alexander and Nathan Fox, cover by Alexander.

Run! Hide! Call the authorities! You'll find all your efforts futile . . . It was foolish to think you could escape Creepy #6! There will be no mercy shown as you recoil in horror at tales brought to you by Joe R. Lansdale, Nathan Fox, Christopher A. Taylor, Jason Shawn Alexander, Alice Henderson, and more!

48 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on June 29.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2

By Howard Chaykin, Richard Corben), Carla Speed McNeil, Paul Chadwick, David Chelsea, Robert Love, Michael T. Gilbert, Dave Gibbons, Sanford Greene, Geof Darrow and others, covers by Neal Adams, Greene and Fabio Moon.

As Dark Horse's 25th year rolls on in grand fashion, so does Dark Horse Presents! Issue number two of Dark Horse's landmark anthology features not only the continuation of stories by the likes of Howard Chaykin, Richard Corben, Paul Chadwick, and Carla Speed McNeil, but the premieres of all new stories by Patrick Alexander, Sanford Greene, and Robert Love! Don't miss this milestone showcase of the comics industry's hottest talents and most esteemed legends!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on June 22.

DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM #9

Written by Jim Shooter, art and cover by Roger Robinson, colored by Wes Dzioba.

The Man of the Atom finds himself, his friends, and the woman he loves caught in the middle of a father-son conflict that threatens to obliterate the world. Malefic god Moloch the Devourer returns and has a newborn son, Samuel. With his godlike power, Moloch instantly ages the baby to young manhood, so he can share his father's cosmic-scale power. Together, they can overcome the Man of the Atom and have their way with our universe. But Samuel has his own dark agenda . . .

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 15.

DRIFTERS VOLUME 1

Written and art by Kohta Hirano.

First he pitted the Catholic church against vampires, Nazis and Great Britain, bathing London in a flood of blood. But Hellsing creator, Kohta Hirano still had something crazy up his sleeve when he created his new series, Drifters. Imagine a world of magic, full of elves and hobbits and dragons and orcs. Inside this world of magic and wonder there is a great war being waged, using warriors from human history as chess pieces in a bloody, endless battle. Hirano's new concept gathers famous warriors throughout history and puts them on both sides of good and evil, and then turned them loose in a bloody melee of madness.

216 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on August 31.

EDEN: IT'S AN ENDLESS WORLD! VOLUME 13

Written and art by Hiroki Endo.

Hiroki Endo's critically acclaimed manga series returns with a massive volume packed with brutal battles, strange sci-fi surprises, political intrigue, and an expanding "intelligent virus" that's taking over the world! As Elijah searches Australia for his missing sister, the Propater organization sends several rounds of cyborg assassins after him! The "Maya" virus grows and threatens to absorb all human life into it, Elijah is reunited with a few talented friends, and a budding romance restores a bit of hope to this violent, postapocalyptic near future!

224 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on August 31.

EMPOWERED SPECIAL #2: TEN QUESTIONS FOR THE MAIDMAN

Written by Adam Warren, art by Adam Warren and Emily Warren, cover by Emily Warren.

The badass, broom-swinging vigilante Maidman, the "cross-dressing crusader," is interviewed by the super-phony "celebricape" TV host of an ill-fated talk show. The confab soon degenerates from happy chatter to cape-on-cape violence! Meanwhile, costumed crimefighter Empowered exploits Maidman's fearsome reputation not only to victimize hapless supervillains, but also to get the upper hand on her recalcitrant boyfriend!

In a new one-shot spinning off from the sexy superhero comedy graphic-novel series Empowered, creator Adam Warren draws fourteen black-and-white pages that frame and cruelly interrupt a 15-page story painted in full color by special guest artist Emily "No Relation" Warren!

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

FLASH GORDON COMIC BOOK ARCHIVES VOLUME 4

Written by John Warner and Gary Poole, art by Carlos Garzon and Frank Bolle.

Flash is back! The intrepid science-fiction hero returns in a new volume collecting the full run of Flash Gordon comics published by Gold Key in the 1970s. Thrill to the adventure as Flash battles shark men, evil robots, lava men, and every twisted scheme the villain Ming the Merciless can invent! Featuring sharp storytelling and classic artwork, Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 4 revisits an action-packed era in the history of one of comics' most enduring heroes. Collects Flash Gordon Comics #19–#27 from Gold Key.

232 pages, $49.99, in stores on August 31.

GANTZ VOLUME 18

Written and art by Oku Hiroya.

The crazy world of Gantz just got a heck of a lot crazier. First, there were people being recruited at the moment of death to fight aliens living on earth, but unseen by humanity. The battles have seemed to take place outside of human sight. Our reluctant hero, Kei, has lived through many of these battles, but now something strange is happening. People can see the Gantz warriors.

This ragtag collection of street punks, fighters, and schoolkids are suddenly exposed to the world, along with the freakish aliens they fight. Will the civilians believe what they see, or are their lives so full of media that they think it's just fantastic 3-D entertainment?

224 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on August 3.

THE GOON #34

Written and art by Eric Powell, colored by Dave Stewart.

The Goon's been away for a while, and he's horrified by what's been passing for horror in his absence! When a bunch of gothy vampires summon some of the new generation for revenge on the Goon, they discover just how little tolerance he has for sparkliness. The Goon returns to its bimonthly schedule, and nothing beloved by ten-year-old girls is safe!

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

THE GUILD: BLADEZZ

Written by Felicia Day and Sean Becker, art by Andrew Currie, colored by Michelle Madsen, covers by Karl Kerschl, Farel Dalrymple and Sean Phillips.

The Guild creator and star Felicia Day is joined by series director Sean Becker for a new one-shot starring the Knights of Good's brash young rogue, Bladezz! It's the secret origin of Bladezz's alter ego, the supernaturally gifted model Finn Smulders! When all he wants is a place to play the Game, and faced with a controlling mother, know-it-all sister, and obnoxious potential stepfather, can Bladezz use Smulders's "powers" to save the day? Can he keep his new identity secret? And can any good possibly come of fatherly advice from Vork?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 22.

HELLBOY: THE FURY #1

Written by Mike Mignola, art by Duncan Fegredo, colored by Dave Stewart, covers by Mignola and Francesco Francavilla.

War ensues between the forces of good and evil as Hellboy finally confronts the Queen of Blood one on one, setting the stage for a new chapter in Hellboy's life!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

LITTLE LULU VOLUME 28: THE PRIZE WINNER AND OTHER STORIES

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

Lulu Moppet and her mischievous gang take over Main Street for summer high jinks and Halloween capers! On top of the thousands of wonderful pages of the monthly Little Lulu comics produced by Stanley and Tripp, the duo also created a series of Lulu one-hundred-page giants, some of the most acclaimed and sought-after humor comics of all time.

200 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 31.

MIGHTY SAMSON #4

Written by Jim Shooter and J. C. Vaughn, art by Patrick Olliffe, colored by Dan Jackson, cover by Raymond Swanland.

Five hundred years after the end of the world, among the overgrown ruins, in tangled jungles where misbegotten horrors lurk, barbarian armies battle for supremacy. To save the world from Warlord Sunder's dreaded behemoths, Samson allies himself with Queen Terra of the Jerz and her barbarian horde. But the irresistible Terra has wicked ways of turning allies into lovers. Inflamed and enraptured by Terra, Samson becomes more and more ruthless to please her. If he loses himself to the dark passions she arouses . . . then who will save the world from him?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 22.

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 39

Written and art by Kosuke Fujishima.

The hostile takeover of hell is bearing forbidden fruit all over Earth, as their aggressive new customer-service campaign makes rapid gains in the battle for market share . . . over us! The reason gods and demons grant humans wishes is the energy they gain from the strength of our desires, a cosmic competition kept stable only when both sides are equal, and by linking each god to a demon through the Doublet System. But Belldandy herself imbalances it through her link to the human being she loves. And if order is to be restored, it will require not only her help, but that of the goddesses Peorth and Lind, all to put Hild, the deposed lord of demons, back on her throne!

168 pages, $10.99, in stores on August 31.

RAGE #1

Written by Arvid Nelson, Andrea Mutti, penciled by Pierluigi Baldassini, colored by Michael Atiyeh, covers by Glenn Fabry and Stephan Martiniere.

The groundbreaking new game from the developers of Doom and Quake is almost here, but first Dark Horse presents an essential introduction to the world of Rage! The Earth has been devastated by collision with an asteroid, with a tiny fraction of the population surviving in life-sustaining arks, only to awaken in a wasteland controlled by a global military dictatorship called the Authority. But a rescued scientist learns that the Authority has lied to her and the other survivors about how this new world came to be.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 22.

SNOOPY 8" VINYL FIGURES

Dark Horse continues its celebration of Charles Schulz's masterpiece, Peanuts, with limited-edition 8" flocked vinyl Snoopy figures in a rainbow of contemporary colors. Peanuts Worldwide is letting us go back to the original look of the character, but with a modern spin forward the main characters in a special, limited-edition series of colors. They are seldom if ever depicted this way, but if we do say so ourselves, they came through with flying colors. The black parts of Snoopy (ears, nose, etc.) will be unflocked black vinyl. The rest of him will be flocked in a pastel hue. Limited to only the noted edition sizes, this new take on Snoopy is a rare opportunity to secure a genuine collector's item.

Classic White, Blue (Edition of 500), Green (Edition of 750), Orange (Edition of 750), Pink (Edition of 500), Violet (Edition of 750), Yellow (Edition of 500), Brown (Edition of 300), $29.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

SOLOMON KANE: RED SHADOWS #3

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

Hitting the dangerous shores of Africa, a furiously obsessed Solomon Kane continues to search for his nemesis -- the infamous marauder Le Loup! Bruce Jones continues his adaptation of Robert E. Howard's most popular Kane story. In this issue, Kane finds one powerful ally, plenty of foes, and lurking supernatural horrors in Africa's jungles, and feuding voodoo.

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

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON ARCHIVES VOLUME 1

Written by Del Connell, art by Dan Spiegle.

"Come in, Earth Control! This is the Robinsons. A cosmic explosion has damaged our control system and we're moving deeper into space! This is Space Station One. Do you copy?" The Robinsons might be far from Earth, but they certainly aren't alone. Join America's first outer-space family in a high-flying cosmic adventure as they meet wonderful and terrifying alien races as they attempt to get back home! Collects Space Family Robinson #1-#7.

224 pages, $49.99, in stores on August 31.

STAR WARS: JEDI -- THE DARK SIDE #2

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

Dispatched to the planet Telos IV, Qui-Gon, his Padawan Xanatos, and the lovely Jedi Master Tahl must uncover the secrets behind a recent political assassination and prevent an outbreak of civil war. For the headstrong Xanatos, this return to the world of his birth has dredged up hidden resentments, while Master Tahl has herself become a target for assassination!

Years before the events in Star Wars: Episode I, before Obi-Wan Kenobi was his Padawan, and before he met Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn had his first encounters with the dark side . . .

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.

STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT -- AFLAME

Written by John Jackson Miller, art by Federico Dallocchio), Ivan Rodriguez, Belardino Brabo, Marcio Loezer, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Joe Quinones.

Kerra Holt is a new kind of Jedi for a new era of Star Wars!

More than one thousand years before Luke Skywalker, the galaxy experiences a dark age as an ineffectual Republic abandons entire systems to Sith control. On her first mission, eighteen-year-old Jedi Kerra Holt has joined a band of Jedi volunteers traveling behind enemy lines. She thinks she is prepared for anything, but when the mission goes awry and she is left in Sith space without any support, Kerra realizes just how wrong she was . . . But she can't abandon the mission or the colony that the Jedi came to help!

This Jedi foundling has her work cut out for her: she is alone, unprepared, without resources, and stuck in a battle between two warring Sith brothers, Lord Odion and Lord Daiman!

Collects the five-issue miniseries.

120 pages, $17.99, in stores on August 3.

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC -- THE LOST SUNS #1

Written by Alexander Freed, penciled by George Freeman and Dave Ross, inked by Mark McKenna, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Benjamin Carre.

The biggest Star Wars event of 2011 -- LucasArts and BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic online game -- gets a fresh, new story set concurrent with the game, written by one of its senior writers! The Lost Suns stands alone as an accessible Star Wars adventure, introducing a new hero with a new mission! It also intertwines with the narrative of the game, revealing secrets players will find nowhere else! Theron Shan -- descendant of the legendary bloodline that includes Jedi Bastila Shan and Satele Shan -- is no Jedi he's a Republic spy! His mission: to discover the blackest secret at the heart of the evil Sith Empire!

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 8.

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: A LONG TIME AGO. . . . VOLUME 4

Written by Jo Duffy, Archie Goodwin, and David Michelinie, art by Gene Day, Ron Frenz, Kerry Gammill, Klaus Janson, M. Hands, Carmine Infantino, Luke McDonnell, Tom Palmer, Al Williamson, Bob Layton and others.

This volume collects over five hundred pages of classic Star Wars adventures! Luke Skywalker and his rebel friends battle the oppressive Empire in stories set shortly before and after the galaxy's restoration to a New Republic in Return of the Jedi.

This volume collects Marvel Comics' Star Wars #68–#85, as well as the original four-issue adaptation of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi!

576 pages, $24.99, in stores on August 24.

THE STRANGE CASE OF MR. HYDE #3

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

Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard arrested the wrong man when he locked Leather Apron up for the murders of several Whitechapel prostitutes. Jack the Ripper is still on the loose and, worse, appears to be in league with powerful forces that have a vested interest in keeping him in business. Adye once again turns to the imprisoned Dr. Henry Jekyll for help. Will their unholy alliance redeem our hero from his arrogant mistakes, or push him even closer to the edge of the abyss Jekyll calls home?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores June 29.

USAGI YOJIMBO #138

Written and art by Stan Sakai.

The Red Scorpion gang has terrorized the countryside for months, and its members have been the culprits behind many of Usagi's recent adventures. In this issue, Usagi finally faces the Red Scorpion himself! But defeating both the Scorpion and the mercenaries at his side may be too much even for the rabbit ronin -- unless he has some help.

 The conclusion to the story arc "Those Who Tread on the Scorpion's Tail"!

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on June 22.

WITCHFINDER: LOST AND GONE FOREVER #5

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

A fierce storm beats down on the land, as Edward Grey takes on Eris the witch and her gang of cowboy zombies!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.





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