| 100 PERCENT TP |
Written by Paul Pope Art and cover by Pope All five issues of the edgy, groundbreaking miniseries from writer/artist Paul Pope are collected in one stunning package. This 'graphic movie' tells three separate but interconnected stories in Pope's trademark dynamic style, shifting viewpoints and characters across the urban maze of 2038 Manhattan. Filled with wit, charm, sex and menace, 100% brings a surprisingly true-feeling future to gritty life. The collection also includes a host of character sketches, designs, and other material from creator Pope. 'Beautifully harsh slash-and-burn drawings, combined with terse, funny dialogue. A-' -Entertainment Weekly
| 30 DAYS OF NIGHT DARK DAYS TP |
by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith 30 Days of Night was the first huge trade paperback success of 2003, topping graphic novel bestseller lists for months! Now its sequel, Dark Days, is collected into a trade paperback, and history is set to repeat itself. The six-issue mini-series follows Stella Olemaun's efforts to warn the world about the threat the vampires pose - the vampires who overran Barrow, Alaska, killing her husband and most of the town. With an exclusive introduction by screenwriter Eric Red (The Hitcher, Near Dark), the flat-out terror of Dark Days will reaffirm the dominance of Niles and Templesmith over the realm of illustrated horror fiction! MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 144pg, FC
| 30 DAYS OF NIGHT RETURN TO BARROW TP |
by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith 30 Days of Night was one of the undisputed success stories of modern comics, spawning a bestselling trade paperback, a major motion picture deal, and the attention of thousands of fans longing for an innovative tale of terror. Now the same creative team revisits Barrow, Alaska, the town where it all began, as the long night creeps once more over the tundra. Some things may have changed, but the horror remains…
| 30 DAYS OF NIGHT TP |
by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith 30 Days of Night collects all three issues of Steve Niles' blood-curdling tale of vampires running amok in the arctic in one handsome volume. Niles' gripping tale, vividly brought to life through the evocative artwork of Ben Templesmith, details the unfortunate town of Barrow, Alaska, whose month-long winter darkness provides a siren call to a band of bloodthirsty vampires. The townspeople's only hope of survival lies in the hands of Stella and Eben, the local husband-and-wife sheriff team. This 30 Days of Night collection features additional story pages not included in the original releases, as well as an introduction by acclaimed horror scribe Clive Barker.
| ANGEL THE CURSE TP |
Jeff Mariotte (w); David Messina (a & c) Joss Whedon's classic vampire character returns to comics and IDW's got him! This book, collecting issues #1-5 of the Angel: The Curse series and written by fan-favorite Angel author Jeff Mariotte, will be of sure-fire appeal to fans of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Angel alike!
| ARIA VOL 3 USES OF ENCHANTMENT TP |
Written by BRIAN HOLGUIN Art by LAN MEDINA, BRIAN HABERLIN & JAY ANACLETO Cover by JAY ANACLETO FC 144 pgs. Trade paperback On Sale 5 MAY, 2004 CONCEPT: Aria is an unforgettable fairy tale for adults that follows the adventures of Kildare, a faerie princess living in Greenwich Village, and her strange circle of immortal friends. THIS ISSUE: The Kingdom of Enchantment, a roadside theme park that flourished in the 1950s, has sat abandoned for decades. When a mysterious invitation literally drops into Kildare's lap, she is lead to a remarkable discovery - a genuine magical kingdom hidden away in the Catskill Mountains. But a dark and terrible secret lies buried at the heart of this fairytale land, a reminder of the dangers of getting what you wish for. The international award-winning story is finally brought to you in a single, stunning collection featuring the two-part and hard-to-find ARIA: SUMMER SPELL and as a TRUE BONUS: a never seen before Aria prose story written by BRIAN HOLGUIN and lushly illustrated by BRIAN HABERLIN. Collects ARIA: THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT #1-4 and ARIA: A SUMMER SPELL #1-2
| ARTESIA VOL 1 CURR PRTG TP |
by Mark Smylie Consecutively voted as a winner of ForeWord Magazine's Best Graphic Novel Award! In the Highlands where witchcraft and warlords vie for power, to the war to save the Middle Kingdoms from the Thessid-Golan Empire, the adventures of Artesia are collected here in these handy trade paperbacks.
| ARTESIA VOL 2 ARTESIA AFIELD TP |
by Mark Smylie As Artesia seeks to join the northern army led by the High King's marshal, they are confronted with the myriad dangers and distractions of life on campaign. Includes all six issues of the Artesia Afield mini-series and the prologue of the first Artesia Annual.
| ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE HC |
by Larry Young & Charlie Adlard The critically acclaimed series is now collected in an affordable hardcover! All three stories are included: Live From The Moon, Space: 1959, and One Shot, One Beer, as well as short stories by Brian Wood, Kieron Dwyer, and Darick Robertson. Softcover also available. NOTE: Not actually spiral-bound. HC, 6x9, 288pg, b&w
| ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE LIVE FROM THE MOON TP |
by Young, M. Smith & Adlard The whole mini-series is available in one place! Not only does this volume include the entire five-issue story, but it also sports an introduction by award-winning writer Warren Ellis and a brand new cover by Transmetropolitan's Darick Robertson. Witty banter, one-sixth-gravity derring-do, and an explosive finale from a story that Sci-Fi Universe says has 'a wide-eyed sense of wonder and a clear appreciation for adventure-based science fiction.' SC, 7x10, 128pg, b&w
| ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE ONE SHOT ONE BEER #1 |
by Larry Young & Charlie Adlard This 72-page graphic novel returns us to Cool Ed's, the bar on the moon. Collecting the beloved AiT: Cool Ed's stand-alone story with 50 more pages of new material, this bookshelf-format original graphic novel features a look at building the HayesCorp moonbase with 'Jimmy's First Day on the Job.' And, the barflies tell the story about how Col. Macadam, the first man on the moon, first formed the Aerospace Intelligence Taskforce in 1954 in 'Lloyd Macadam, Agent of A.I.T.' Plus, a two-page first appearance of Cool Ed's from Brian Michael Bendis' Jinx Charity Special, and a Charlie Adlard and John Heebink cover, Prestige Format. b&w, 72pg
| ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE TP |
by Larry Young & Charlie Adlard The critically acclaimed series is now collected in an affordable hardcover! All three stories are included: Live From The Moon, Space: 1959, and One Shot, One Beer, as well as short stories by Brian Wood, Kieron Dwyer, and Darick Robertson. Softcover also available. NOTE: Not actually spiral-bound. SC, 6x9, 288pg, b&w
| BALLAD OF HALO JONES TP |
Written by Alan Moore Art and cover by Ian Gibson 2000 A.D. 2000 A.D. and DC Comics are proud to present comics legend Alan Moore's and Ian Gibson's all-time classic feminist space opera…THE BALLAD OF HALO JONES! When Halo Jones grows bored with her life in The Hoop - a futuristic world where jobs are scarce and excitement nonexistent - she sets out to see the galaxy any way she can. But can she survive the highs and lows that lie in her path, including an extended period of shipboard servitude and a tour of duty in a terrifying war that defies the physics of space and time?
| BITE CLUB TP |
Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman Art by David Hahn Cover by Frank Quitely A new trade paperback at a special smaller size collecting the sexy, hot-blooded miniseries in color. They say that blood is thicker than water, but it isn't thicker than money - not even for a family of vampires like the Del Toro clan, whose cartel has run organized crime in Miami for nearly a century.
| BLACK FOREST VOL 1 GN |
Written by TODD LIVINGSTON & ROBERT TINNELL Art by NEIL VOKES Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING BW 96 pgs. Graphic novella On Sale 31 March, 2004 THE CONCEPT: World War I. In the battle between good and evil, evil just got creative: The Germans are developing a mysterious weapon to break through the trenches. THIS ISSUE: American pilot Jack Shannon and Archie Caldwell, Britain's greatest stage magician, are sent behind enemy lines, into the heart of the supernatural vortex that is the Black Forest. There, in a remote castle, they match wits with evil occultist Avery Dye, who aims to use Frankenstein's Monster as a template to create an army of unstoppable re-animated dead! In order to thwart the forces of evil, Jack and Archie will be forced to battle Nosferatu, werewolves, a sorcerer and Frankenstein's Monster himself!
| BLACK FOREST VOL 2 CASTLE OF SHADOWS GN |
written by TODD LIVINGSTON & ROBERT TINNELL art & cover by NEIL VOKES The follow-up graphic novel to the Rondo Award-winning best seller for best Horror Comic has pilot Jack Shannon and mystic Archie Caldwell held prisoner in the mysterious Castle of Shadows by a scientist who is creating super-soldiers out of apes - and plans to use our heroes as subjects of an equally monstrous experiment! Also included is an 11-page back-up story of The Wicked West, plus other fun extras!!
| BOOKS OF MAGIC TP |
by Various See a quartet of fallen mystics nicknamed 'The Trenchcoat Brigade' for the first time in this stunning trade paperback. Tim Hunter is introduced to Vertigo's greatest practitioners of magic - among them John Constantine, the Phantom Stranger, and Zatanna - and must choose whether or not to join their ranks. Mature Readers. SC, FC
| BOOKS OF MAGIC VOL 1 BINDINGS || $12.95|
| BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS TP |
MIKE MIGNOLA (W), GUY DAVIS (P), and DAVE STEWART (C) After holding it a secret for ten years, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola finally reveals Abe Sapien's bizarre history. Introduced in the first Hellboy book and featured prominently in the film, Abe Sapien has remained one of the most intriguing mysteries of Mignola's celebrated work. The recent Hellboy film steered clear of any origin story for Abe so that the tale could be told in Plague of Frogs. The story of Abe's origins unfolds as the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense try to stop the monstrous frog men from the first Hellboy graphic novel, Seed of Destruction. The plague begins its spread across America, lending an apocalyptic new direction to Mignola's stories. Collecting the five-issue miniseries. • With art by Guy Davis and a behind-the-scenes look at his sketchbook, this third volume of B.P.R.D. sees Mignola taking over writing chores for the first time and reveals secrets he's kept under wraps since the beginning of the Hellboy saga, and changes that world completely.
| BPRD SOUL OF VENICE AND OTHER STORIES TP |
by Mike Mignola, Miles Gunther, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Augustyn, Guy Davis, Geoff Johns, Sott Kolins, Joe Harris, Adam Pollina, and Cameron Stewart
| CEREBUS VOL 1 TP |
by Dave Sim This thick trade paperback reprints Cerebus #1-25, the first chapter in Dave Sim's epic series-the longest running independent b&w comic published! SC, 7x10, 536pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 10 MINDS TP |
by Dave Sim & Gerhard Reprinting Cerebus #187 through 200, 'Minds' brings the 1,000 page Mothers & Daughters storyline to a surprising conclusion. Included are appearances by the Young Cerebus, Jaka, and others. This edition is available in two different versions: a signed and numbered first printing, and an unsigned second printing. SC, 7x10, 280pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 11 GUYS TP |
by Dave Sim & Gerhard The most popular Cerebus storyline since 'Jaka's Story' is reprinted in its entirety. 'Alcohol is free-and there's no last call.' Prince Mick, Mrs. Thatcher, Harrison Starkey and Richard George, Alec, Marty, Bear...they're all here, so pull up a barstool and get ready to laugh! Collecting Cerebus #201-219. Also available in a second printing, which is unsigned. SC, 400pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 12 RICKS STORY TP |
by Dave Sim & Gerhard Reprinting Cerebus #220-231. Picking up where 'Guys' left off, it seems as if Cerebus is never going to get out of that stupid tavern when along comes Rick Nash, Jaka's former husband, now a would-be writer. Rick's memoirs take a very strange turn as he takes up residence. Then along comes Cerebus' former squeeze, Joanne, and that's when the fun really begins. SC, 7x10, 247pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 13 GOING HOME TP |
by Dave Sim & Gerhard After Jaka's return, she and Cerebus head north to Cerebus' boyhood home in Sand Hills Creek. But will they get there? Features guest appearances by Greg Hyland, Rick Veitch, Alan Moore, and others, including F. Stop Kennedy. Reprints the notes on 'Fall and the River' and 'Chasing Scott.' SC, 7x10, 420pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 14 FORM & VOID TP |
by Dave Sim & Gerhard Reprints Cerebus #251-265. In the concluding half of the 'Going Home' storyline, meet Ham Ernestway, the only writer capable of turning Cerebus into a complete drooling fanboy. Ham and his wife Mary guide Cerebus and Jaka along The Chesmi River Trail, north to Sand Hills Creek, Cerebus' boyhood home. Includes the collected notes on Form & Void, 'To Ham & Ham Not.'
| CEREBUS VOL 15 LATTER DAYS TP |
by Dave Sim & Gerhard Includes 'This Aardvark, This Shepherd,' as well as The Three Wise Fellows, Moshie, Loshi, and Koshie. Plus, Cerebus in his Rabbie 'secret idolatry.' Also, Konigoberg, the Not-So-Good Samaritan stars in 'the movie within the graphic novel,' and Cerebus' commentaries on the Pentateuch. Signed edition limited to initial orders only. SC, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 16 THE LAST DAY TP |
by Dave Sim & Gerhard The 240-page conclusion to comics' first 6,000-page graphic novel. Follow Cerebus' last day on Earth as he deals with debilitating aches and pains, memory loss, political turmoil, indigestion, incontinence, and when, exactly, is his son going to come to pay a visit? Includes complete annotations by Dave Sim. Available in a Signed First Printing (signed by Sim & Gerhard) or in an Unsigned Second Printing. SC, 7x10, 240pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 2 HIGH SOCIETY TP |
by Dave Sim In this edition, reprinting Cerebus #26-50, Cerebus is swept up into the world of high power politics in Iest and runs for Prime Minister. SC, 7x10, 500pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 3 CHURCH & STATE I TP |
by Dave Sim This volume comprises the beginning half of one of the longest single stories in comics history, Church & State!
| CEREBUS VOL 4 CHURCH & STATE II TP |
by Dave Sim This volume comprises the second half of one of the longest single stories in comics history, Dave Sim's massive Church & State! SC, 7x10, 620pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 5 JAKAS STORY TP |
by Dave Sim In this volume, reprinting Cerebus #114-136, Cerebus returns to find his life in ruins and ends up as the house guest of the love of his life, Jaka, and her new husband, Rick. SC, 7x10, 500pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 6 MELMOTH TP |
by Dave Sim This sixth Cerebus trade paperback reprints Cerebus #139-150, and finds our Aardvark hero, believing Jaka to be dead, taking up residence in Dino's Cafe, clutching her childhood doll, Missy, and his sword. SC, 7x10, 250pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 7 FLIGHT TP |
by Dave Sim This trade paperback reprints some of the most popular Cerebus storylines (many of these issues sold out almost immediately), as Cerebus makes a return to down-and-dirty swordplay. SC, 7x10, 248pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 8 WOMEN TP |
by Dave Sim & Gerhard 'Women,' the eighth volume in the best-selling Cerebus 'phone books' reprints Cerebus #163-174. These issues feature the first appearances of Swoon and Snuff, the Cerebus Sandman parody, Cirin, Astoria, and Cerebus, as well as many revelations about the nature of the nature of Cirinism and Kevillism. This volume is paced faster than last year's 'Flight.' SC, 7x10, 250pg, b&w
| CEREBUS VOL 9 READS TP |
by Dave Sim & Gerhard 'Reads,' an examination of creativity, the traditional role of the creator in a capitalistic society, an experiment in autobiography, and the long-awaited showdown between Cerebus and Cirin, was called everything from 'the Mein Kampf of comics' to 'the nearest reproduction of a mystical experience in print form.' Is it neither? Both? Or something in between? Find out in this expansive volume, reprinting Cerebus #175 through #186. SC, 7x10, 250pg, b&w
| CHANNEL ZERO JENNIE ONE GN |
by Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan What happened to Jennifer Havel that turned her into info-terrorist and media-slut, Jennie 2.5? Jennie One tells the story as she drops out of art school and builds her socio-political consciousness during one of the most turbulent and violent periods of American historyà the passing of the Clean Act and the loss of free speech.
| CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOL 1 TP |
ROY THOMAS/BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH In the early 1970s, Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian exploded on to the comics scene. Writer Roy Thomas teamed with a young artist named Barry Smith, and together the two mapped out some of the most stirring and memorable Conan adventures to come along since those written by Howard himself. Over the course of their 24 issue run together, Thomas and Smith defined Conan for a generation of comics readers, and now those stories are collected here in a series of trade paperbacks. Featuring completely remastered color and text corrections, and containing material not available for nearly thirty years, these books are the perfect companions to the upcoming all-new Conan series from Dark Horse.
| CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOL 2 ROGUES IN THE HOUSE TP |
ROY THOMAS/BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH Compiling the early Conan the Barbarian stories by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith, this collection contains some of the most powerful and compelling comic stories ever created. Following Robert E. Howard's pulp hero Conan through the early part of his life, Thomas and Windsor-Smith (then going by the name 'Barry Smith') wove together pieces of the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, all built around the framework of Howard's original fiction. Featuring completely re-mastered color and text corrections, these stories have been unavailable in color since their original publication, nearly thirty years ago. A must for Conan fans and art afficionados alike. ò Look for the Conan franchise to come back with a vengeance in the coming years, with the release of classic and new fiction, action figures, a multi-platform electronic game, and a major motion-picture! ò Compiles the early Conan the Barbarian stories by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith! ò Featuring completely remastered color and text corrections, these stories have been unavailable in color since their original publication.
| CITY OF TOMORROW TP |
Written by Howard Chaykin Art and cover by Chaykin Collecting the futuristic 6-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin! When Eli Foyle's utopian city of Columbia - built with super-advanced nanotechnology and run by an army of robot supermen - becomes a robotic police state, prodigal son Tucker Foyle returns to put his house in order…as loudly and violently as possible!
| COLOSSUS GN |
written by MARK ANDREWS art by MARK ANDREWS cover by DOMINIQUE LOUIS forward by INCREDIBLES creator BRAD BIRD A knight, whose soul is trapped inside a metal monster called Colossus, lives out an immortal existence slaying evil creatures. Until one day a twisted, evil paladin wielding enchanted weapons arrives in the Kingdom with his own agenda. Their paths cross in a steel pounding, armor glinting no holds barred battle that will change a Kingdom forever. Mark Andrews is the director of the upcoming Pixar animated short ONE MAN BAND. He has won numerous awards (including an Emmy and an Annie) for his work on The Incredibles, Iron Giant, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars and much more.
| CONAN VOL 1 FROST GIANTS DAUGHTER & STORIES TP |
When the internationally famous barbarian hero returned to comics, with an all-new fresh start by award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (JLA/Avengers, Astro City) and dynamic artists Cary Nord, Thomas Yeates, and Dave Stewart, the result was instant sell-outs and multiple printings to keep up with the demand. Now Conan's earliest adventures are collected in a handsome 176-page collection. Catch all the action and savagery as he wars with the murderous Vanir, meets the Frost Giant's Daughter, and is taken as a slave by the ancient sorcerers of Hyperborea! This top-selling new series faithfully expands on original author Robert E. Howard's literary creation. Collecting issues #1-#6 and fourteen pages from issue #7 of the ongoing series. • 'Writer Kurt Busiek treats him with the dignified respect due one of the towering figures in fantasy literature … it feels like historians unearthed a vibrant, bloody tapestry. These are, once again, the days of high adventure.'-Entertainment Weekly
| CONAN VOL 2 GOD I/T BOWL & OTHER STORIES TP |
KURT BUSIEK (W), CARY NORD (P) , THOMAS YEATES (I), and DAVE STEWART (C) The critically acclaimed and award-winning creative team behind the runaway hit revival are back with a brand new adaptation of one of Conan creator Robert E. Howard's best-known tales. Award-winning writer Kurt Busiek and artists Cary Nord and Dave Stewart render the glorious suspense of Howard's beloved 'The God in the Bowl' in all its terrifying detail, as well as introducing not only Conan's most famed adversary, Thoth-amon, but a new female foil to Conan's exploits-Janissa, the Widowmaker, bound by a pact to a witch who has sinister plans for Conan. • 'Writer Kurt Busiek treats him with the dignified respect due one of the towering figures in fantasy literature … it feels like historians unearthed a vibrant, bloody tapestry. These are, once again, the days of high adventure.'-Entertainment Weekly
| CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER COLLECTION TP |
Written by Steven T. Seagle, Jamie Delano, Neil Gaiman and Garth Ennis Art by Ron Randall, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Ridgway, Dave McKean, Will Simpson and Mark Pennington Photo cover A second collection celebrating the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine, in theaters in February! CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER COLLECTION collects the official 64-page Vertigo adaptation of the film along with three classic issues of JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER. Included are issue #1 ('Hunger,' written by Jamie Delano and illustrated by John Ridgway & Alfredo Alcala) which kicked off VERTIGO's longest-running series and set the tone for the character; #27 ('Hold Me') which brought SANDMAN creator Neil Gaiman and his longtime artistic collaborator Dave McKean to the title with a haunting story of fear and loneliness; and #41 (written by PREACHER co-creator Garth Ennis and illustrated by Will Simpson & Mark Pennington) which opens the 'Dangerous Habits' storyline with Constantine discovering that he has lung cancer in 'The Beginning of the End.'
| DEAD AT 17 VOL 1 TP SPECIAL ED |
by Josh Howard All-New Edition! Meet best friends Nara and Hazy as they face life,death, zombies, and demons in the story that started it all. In this special edition, get an inside look into the creation of the series with a special page by page commentary by creator Josh Howard, along with new pin-ups, sketches, and other bonus material, plus an introduction by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. A must have for serious fans and new readers who don't want to be left out when the all-new ongoing series debuts in 2006!
| DEEP SLEEPER TP |
written by PHIL HESTER art & cover by MIKE HUDDLESTON Cole Gibson is haunted by vivid and terrifying nightmares that cripple his career and alienate his family. He soon discovers his dreams are merely doorways into a separate, hidden level of reality populated by beings beyond imagining. The menacing forces lurking in this realm crave one prize above all- Cole Gibson's soul. This trade paperback collects every issue of the hard-to-find, critically acclaimed miniseries by the creators of The Coffin, plus a sketchbook section, all-star pinups and the short story prequel, 'The Vacant.' DEEP SLEEPER is ™ and © Phil Hester & Mike Huddleston, 2005. All Rights Reserved. AD COPY: 'DEEP SLEEPER is a masterpiece.' - Randy Lander, TheFourthRail.com '...nothing short of exhilarating....exciting and truly moving.' - Dave Farabee, aintitcoolnews.com
| DELICATE CREATURES HC |
by Straczynski, Zulli, & Firchow A modern day fable complete with a beautiful castle and eclectic cast filled with extraordinary characters. FC, 56pg
| DISTANT SOIL VOL 1 THE GATHERING TP |
by Colleen Doran; introduction by Neil Gaiman Volume I of A Distant Soil is a 240-page collection featuring beautiful cover paintings, high quality white paper, revised and corrected art and text and, most importantly, the best format for reading the popular and beautiful science fiction series! The story of a young girl who is born the heir to an alien religious dynasty. A must for science fiction and fantasy fans! Foil enhanced matte laminate cover. SC, 240pg
| DISTANT SOIL VOL 2 THE ASCENDANT TP |
by Colleen Doran The story of a young girl who is born the heir to an alien religious dynasty. One of comic's most lavish and romantic sagas, listed as one of the five best books for teenage girls by Sassy magazine. The second volume of the A Distant Soil saga gathers issues #13-24, along with two never before collected short stories! With a foil-enhanced cover and new cover paintings by creator Colleen Doran. SC, 7x10, 240pg, b&w
| DISTANT SOIL VOL 3 THE ARIA TP |
by Colleen Doran Rieken, the leader of the Ovanan rebellion has gathered a team of champions to help him save the child Avatar, Liana, from certain death at the hands of the corrupt Hierarchy. But Rieken has a terrible secret, a secret he is no longer able to hide from his companions. And now, he must face the deadly consequences of his deceit at the hands of Liana's brother, a rebel assassin. Then, on to the long awaited ultimate showdown with the Hierarchy, in a battle to the death for an unpredictable finale! This third volume of A Distant Soil collects issue #26-31. SC, 164pg, FC
| DISTANT SOIL VOL 4 CODA TP |
written by COLLEEN DORAN art & cover by COLLEEN DORAN A foiled coup attempt results in a power vacuum that leaves this alien world without its treasured weapon. The aliens have no choice but to take Liana as their reluctant new Avatar. Only an angry slave and a small group of resistance fighters can free her and the universe from the dangers of her power. Over a decade in the making, A DISTANT SOIL: CODA is the fourth volume and penultimate chapter in this science fiction/fantasy saga. Collects portions of A DISTANT SOIL 32-37. Includes a selection of previously unpublished art.
| FILTH TP |
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura In stores May 5. Grant Morrison's 13-issue maxiseries is collected in one mammoth volume. This imaginative series was a heady brew of big ideas, exotic locales and bizarre action, featuring some of the wildest imagery in all of comics, including prosthetically outfitted dolphins in scuba gear and a hard-smoking chimpanzee in Kremlin garb. For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 320pg, FC
| FORGOTTEN REALMS DARK ELF TRILOGY VOL 2 EXILE TP |
Collecting the second volume of R.A. Salvatore's The Legend of Drizzt! The Dark Elf known as Drizzt has abandoned the twisted society of his people to seek honor and justice. But his family will not let him go so easily, and even greater dangers await Drizzt and his new ally Belwar in the caverns of the Underdark!
| GIANT ROBOT WARRIORS GN |
by Stuart Moore & Ryan Kelly Writer Stuart Moore (Lone, Zendra) and artist Ryan Kelly (Lucifer) present a political satire for the 21st century! Meet the U.S. Department of Giant Robot Warriors - an under-funded, over-burdened team that has to jump into action when a tiny Middle Eastern country suddenly achieves Giant Robot technology. SC, 7x10, 96pg, b&w
| GIRL GENIUS VOL 1 TP |
by Phil & K. Foglio, P. Foglio, Snoddy & McNabb Adventure! Romance! Mad Science! Meet Agatha Clay, Transylvania Polygnostic University student with the drive to create… and the worst luck in the world! Volume 1 collects issues #1-3; Volume 2 collects issues #4-6; and Volume 3 collects #7-10 of Phil & Kaja Foglio's 'Gaslamp Fantasy' series, each with bonus color material!
| GIRL GENIUS VOL 3 TP |
by Phil & K. Foglio, P. Foglio, Snoddy & McNabb Adventure! Romance! Mad Science! Meet Agatha Clay, Transylvania Polygnostic University student with the drive to create… and the worst luck in the world! Volume 1 collects issues #1-3; Volume 2 collects issues #4-6; and Volume 3 collects #7-10 of Phil & Kaja Foglio's 'Gaslamp Fantasy' series, each with bonus color material!
| GLOBAL FREQUENCY DETONATION RADIO TP |
Written by Warren Ellis Art by Lee Bermejo, Simon Bisley, Tomm Coker, Gene Ha, Jason Pearson, Chris Sprouse and Karl Story Cover by Brian Wood The concluding volume includes issues #7-12 of the highly acclaimed maxiseries that's soon to be a series on the WB! From the streets of Los Angeles to the sewers below New York City, Global Frequency is always watching. There are 1,001 people on the Frequency - from 16-year-old computer experts to retired police detectives - and each one brings their own unique abilities to the GF table. Each mission is coordinated at GF central by Aleph, who dispatches the appropriate agents at the behest of Miranda Zero, founder and overseer of the Frequency. Together, all these pieces form one concise unit whose goal is simple: to save the day when all hope is lost!
| GLOBAL FREQUENCY PLANET ABLAZE TP |
Written by Warren Ellis; ART by Garry Leach, Glenn Fabry, Liam Sharp, Steve Dillon, Roy Martinez, Jon J Muth, David Lloyd; COVER by Brian Wood In stores January 14. Collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed maxiseries by Warren Ellis! Miranda Zero, the mysterious leader/benefactor/recruiter of Global Frequency is a woman with a mission. She saves people. She and 1,000 others make up the most diverse team of specialists the planet has ever seen. Their job? To save the world, usually before anyone else notices there's a problem. For more information, see the feature article. SC, 7x10, 144 pg, FC
| GLOOMCOOKIE VOL 1 TP |
by Valentino & Naifeh Contains #1-6 of this popular series, as well as some other ninja-type surprises, never-before-seen sketches, Serena Valentino's bad art, a cute Halloween story, and more. SC, 200pg
| HELLBLAZER DAMNATIONS FLAME TP |
by Ennis Dillon, Simpson & SnejbjergReprinting Hellblazer #72-77, this TP recounts Constantine's mystically-induced hallucinatory journey through America, an unexpected encounter with a deceased friend in Dublin, and an offbeat tale that includes Constantine's own funeral... an event he makes a point out of attending. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 176pg, FC
| HELLBLAZER DANGEROUS HABITS TP |
by Ennis, Simpson, Pennington, Sutton. Reprinting Hellblazer #41-46. This TP tells the story of John Constantine's fight against his own impending death, brought about not by magic or the machinations of Heaven or Hell - but rather by lung cancer. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 160pg, FC
| HELLBLAZER FEAR & LOATHING TP |
by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon. Reprinting Hellblazer #62-67. John Constantine causes the downfall of an archangel, suffers a devastating break-up with his girlfriend, and carouses his way through his fortieth birthday party - where Swamp Thing turns up as a surprise guest. Mature Readers. SC, FC
| HELLBLAZER LADY CONSTANTINE TP |
Written by Andy Diggle Art by Goran Sudzuka Cover by Phil Noto Collecting the four-issue HELLBLAZER SPECIAL miniseries written by THE LOSERS' Andy Diggle and illustrated by Goran Sudzuka (guest artist on Y: THE LAST MAN), HELLBLAZER: LADY CONSTANTINE tells the story of Johanna Constantine, 18th-century ancestor of today's Hellblazer, whose reputation for sorcery lands her a job that promises a future of wealth and entitlement in - and almost certain death and damnation in the frozen North Sea!
| HELLBLAZER ORIGINAL SINS TP |
by Delano, Ridgway, & Alcala. Reoffered to coincide with the release of Hellblazer: Damnation's Flame, this trade paperback collects the first solo tales of John Constantine, reprinted from Hellblazer #1-9. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 256pg, FC
| HELLBLAZER PAPA MIDNITE TP |
Written by Mat Johnson Art by Tony Akins & Dan Green Cover by Ronald Wimberly The King of Voodoo has a long history, but where did it all begin? The answer can be found in HELLBLAZER: PAPA MIDNITE, collecting the acclaimed 5-issue Vertigo miniseries that follows the story of the curse that made Midnite immortal, from its origin in 1712 through the failed slave rebellion of 1741 and into the present day, where he continues to pay the price for his original sin.
| HELLBLAZER RAKE AT THE GATES OF HELL TP |
Written by Garth Ennis; ART by Steve Dillon; PAINTED cover by Glenn Fabry In stores October 8. A new volume reprinting Garth Ennis' and Steve Dillon's final HELLBLAZER arc in issues #78-83 as well as the special one-shot HEARTLAND. John Constantine heads towards a final showdown with a revenge-crazed Satan during a raging race riot, and in addition to desperately trying to save his dwindling number of living friends, Constantine also has one final reunion with his lost love Kit. For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 224pg, FC
| HELLBLAZER SETTING SUN TP || $12.99|
| HELLBLAZER SON OF MAN TP |
Cynical sorcerer John Constantine practices the mystic arts and stirs up trouble in London's back alleys in the comic book Hellblazer. In this collection, his usual necromantic demimonde intersects with the criminal underworld when his hapless mate, Chas, is implicated in the botched murder of crime boss Harry Cooper's brother. As often happens, Constantine's past resurfaces to haunt him: 16 years ago, Cooper forced the young magician to raise his five-year-old son, Ronnie, from the dead. Now, just as Ronnie prepares to unleash an unimaginable evil upon the world, Constantine reenters the picture. This story arc reteams writer Ennis and artist Higgins, his collaborator on the crime-noir graphic novel Pride & Joy
| HELLBLAZER TAINTED LOVE TP |
by Garth Ennis & art by Steve Dillon. A gone-to-seed John Constantine confronts the ghosts of his past as he is stalked by a vampire who has hunted the Constantine family for generations, recalls the terrible fate of a friend whose lover summoned a demon, and climbs back to respectability (or at least John's most reasonable facsimile) once more. Plus, John's ex-girlfriend, Kit, returns to England; and Constantine settles a score left over from his teen years. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 176pg, FC
| HELLBOY ODD JOBS GN |
by Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, and Various Following the success of the 1996 illustrated novel Hellboy: The Lost Army, Dark Horse commissioned writer Christopher Golden to gather some of the brightest creative lights in horror and mystery fiction - Brian Hodge, Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy A. Collins, Greg Rucka, Chet Williamson, legendary horror/humor cartoonist Gahan Wilson, and many more - to produce a prose anthology of Hellboy short stories, presenting original tales of the world's - and Hell's - greatest paranormal investigator. Illustrated by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola! SC, 6x9, 216pg, FC
| HELLBOY VOL 1 SEED OF DESTRUCTION TP |
On sale February 4, SC, 128pg, FC ' … Hellboy is a brilliant example of how to elevate the comic of the future to a higher literary level while achieving a higher pitch of excitement.' -Robert Bloch, from his introduction
| HELLBOY VOL 2 WAKE THE DEVIL TP |
On sale February 4, SC, 144pg, FC 'Hellboy is a passport to a corner of funnybook heaven you may never want to leave. ' -Alan Moore, from his introduction
| HELLBOY VOL 2 WEIRD TALES TP |
JOHN CASSADAY (W/A), P. CRAIG RUSSELL (A), J. H. WILLIAMS (A), SCOTT MORSE (W/A), EVAN DORKIN (W/A), JILL THOMPSON (W/A), GENE COLAN (A), JIM STARLIN (A), KIA ASAMIYA (W/A), CRAIG THOMPSON (W/A), MIKE MIGNOLA (Cover) and even more On sale October 27, SC, 144pg, FC, 7' x 10' The second volume in the celebrated anthology series features more big names, and sixteen more pages than Volume One, including John Cassaday's complete Lobster Johnson serial. Mike Mignola's character has never been more popular, especially in the wake of the long-awaited feature film. The award-winning Hellboy series has been lauded as much by other artists as it has by award ceremonies and fans. Over the years, many of the best artists in the industry have offered to contribute, to get a chance to play with the characters and worlds Mignola has created. In celebration of the 2004 Hellboy motion picture, Dark Horse presents this lavish collection, complete with a behind-the-scenes look at the sketchbooks of the various artists. Collecting issues #5-#8 of tgeh Weird Tales series. • Some of the best writers and artists in comics team up to present stories of satanic theaters, a vacation in hell, and romance in the back of a Cadillac-old-fashioned pulp fun featuring one of the greatest heroes of modern comics.
| HELLBOY VOL 3 CHAINED COFFIN AND OTHERS TP |
On sale February 4, SC, 168pg, FC 'Hellboy restores my faith in the joy of comic books.' -Clive Barker
| HELLBOY VOL 4 RIGHT HAND OF DOOM TP |
On sale February 4, SC, 144pg, FC 'The best horror comic in a generation. This Mignola guy is a wizard' -Frank Miller
| HELLBOY VOL 5 CONQUEROR WORM TP |
On sale February 4, SC, 144pg, FC 'A work of genius.' -Guillermo del Toro, from his introduction
| HELLBOY VOL 6 STRANGE PLACES TP |
Mike Mignola returns with his first new Hellboy collection since 2002's Conqueror Worm. After leaving the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy's travels take him briefly to Africa, then for a two-year stint at the bottom of the ocean. An ancient witch doctor, a giant fish woman, and the keeper of the secret history of the universe force Hellboy to either accept his role in the coming apocalypse, or have that role stolen from him. Weird undersea creatures and talking lions populate this turning-point adventure, which reveals secrets buried since Hellboy's very creation. This volume collects Harvey-and-Eisner-award winner Mike Mignola's Hellboy series The Third Wish and The Island with over a dozen unused pages, and a new epilogue. • Strange Places is the first Mignola-drawn Hellboy collection in over three years. • With the 2004 release of Hellboy, the motion picture, Hellboy has become a media phenomenon! Look for production on the Hellboy sequel to begin in 2006! • Collecting isssues #1-#2 of The Third Wish and The Island, plus new material.
| HELLBOY WEIRD TALES VOL 1 TP |
JOHN CASSADAY, JOE CASEY, JASON PEARSON, MIKE MIGNOLA, and others On sale November 26, SC, 128pg, FC Mike Mignola's award-winning series Hellboy has been lauded as much by other artists as it has by award ceremonies and fans. Over the years, many of the best artists in the industry have asked if they could do a backup story, just to get a chance to play with the characters and worlds Mignola has created. As Dark Horse gears up for the release of the 2004 Hellboy motion picture, we present this lavish collection of these stories. One of the most popular features in recent Hellboy books has been the sketchbook section, so we've asked these stellar artists to let us present some of their behind-the-scenes work in this collection. Collecting issues #1 through #4 of the bimontly series. Some of the best writers and artists in comics team up to present stories of giant bats, demon children, jet packs, haunted circuses, and rusted-out spaceships. Old-fashioned pulp fun featuring one of the greatest heroes of modern comics.
| INVISIBLES TP #1 SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION |
by Morrison, Yeowell, Thompson, & Cramer Rediscover Vertigo's time-winding secret society of occult subversives in this new edition collecting the first eight issues of Grant Morrison's outrageous series, illustrated by Steve Yeowell, Jill Thompson and Dennis Cramer. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 224pg, FC
| INVISIBLES TP #2 APOCALIPSTICK |
by Grant Morrison & Various. This trade reprints issues #9-16 of the first volume of The Invisibles - focusing on the mysterious origin of Lord Fanny, the transvestite shaman. Cover by Brian Bolland. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 208pg, FC
| INVISIBLES TP #3 ENTROPY IN THE UK |
by Grant Morrison & Various. The long-awaited collection of Volume One of Grant Morrison's groundbreaking The Invisibles is complete with this 232-page trade paperback reprinting issues #17-25 of The Invisibles. King Mob is in the hands of the Conspiracy while the rest of his Invisibles cell gathers forces to come to his rescue. Cover by Brian Bolland. SC, 7x10, 232pg, FC
| INVISIBLES TP #4 BLOODY HELL IN AMERICA |
by Morrison, Jimenez, & Stokes. Collecting "Black Science" from The Invisibles Volume 2 #1-4. King Mob, Ragged Robin, Lord Fanny, Jack Frost, and Boy - an unconventional group of occultist subversives - travel stateside in a thoroughly avant-garde, James Bondesque adventure. Ultradimensional dwarves, lust, guns and the changing of the guard, secret underground military bases, fringe science and apocalypse culture all converge in the story that relaunched the tales of the ultimate conspiracy. Cover by Brian Bolland. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 104pg., FC
| INVISIBLES TP #5 COUNTING TO NONE |
by Grant Morrison & Various. A thought-provoking trade paperback reprinting The Invisibles Volume 2 #5-13, as well as "And We're All Police Men," the Invisibles story from Vertigo: Winter's Edge. Featuring a new, painted cover by Brian Bolland, this collection includes the groundbreaking stories "Time Machine Go," "Sensitive Criminals" and "Countdown to None." Cover by Brian Bolland. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 224pg, FC
| INVISIBLES TP #6 KISSING MISTER QUIMPER |
by Morrison, Weston, Stokes, Kryssing, Reis, & Pennington The aftermath of the Invisibles' encounter with the Hand of Glory; the impact of Quimper's mind control over reluctant team leader Ragged Robin; and the return of the god/UFO from New Mexico are just some of the stylishly mind-bending tales collected in The Invisibles: Kissing Mister Quimper. Collecting The Invisibles Volume 2 #14-22, this TP is wrapped in a gorgeous new painted cover by Brian Bolland. Written by JLA's Grant Morrison, with ultra-fashionable art by Chris Weston, John Stokes, Ray Kryssing, Ivan Reis, and Mark Pennington, Kissing Mister Quimper opens with the aftermath of the battle with the Archons, as King Mob's violent streak increases and other interpersonal relationships strain the fabric of the team. This leads into the events of 'The Philadelphia Experiment,' as the team looks for John-a-Dreams in the City of Brotherly Love; 'Black Science II,' in which the bizarre god/UFO from the New Mexico facility resurfaces; and Ragged Robin's return to the future on a world-saving mission that seems doomed to failure. Cover by Brian Bolland. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 224pg, FC
| INVISIBLES TP #7 THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM |
Written by Grant Morrison; ART by Philip Bond, Warren Pleece, Sean Phillips, Jay Stephens, Steve Yeowell, Jill Thompson, John Ridgway, Steve Parkhouse, Ashley Wood, Rian Hughes, Paul Johnson, Michael Lark, Chris Weston, Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander, Cameron Stewart, Mark Buckingham, Dean Ormston, Frank Quitely, and John Stokes; COVER by Brian Bolland In stores November 13. The final, massive volume of award-winning writer Grant Morrison's magnum comics opus is collected in this 288-page trade paperback reprinting all twelve issues of the third volume of THE INVISIBLES. What is the final fate of the Conspiracy? What shall become of the Invisibles? And where did the both of them come from? All this and more is revealed in the greatest meta-collection ever to come out of the New World DisOrder! Download it now! For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 288pg, FC
| JAX EPOCH & QUICKEN FORBIDDEN VOL 2 SEPARATION ANXIETY TP |
by Dave Roman & John Green When teenager Jax Epoch 'borrowed' some magic items from another dimension, she set into motion a series of apocalyptic events known as the 'Quicken Forbidden.' Now, the stuff of fantasy is invading the real world: snowstorms rage in the summer; mechanical knights ride through the streets of Manhattan; and dragons are forced to get day jobs. Amid the growing strangeness, Jax is put on trial for causing the End of Reality?! and something is hunting down anyone and anything connected to the Quicken. This is volume 2 of the series, collecting issues #6-10 with a new eight-page epilogue. SC, 7x10, 144pg, b&w
| JAX EPOCH AND QUICKEN FORBIDDEN VOL 1 BORROWED MAGIC TP |
Disappointed with the life around her, teenager Jacqueline "Jax" Epoch, accidentally winds up falling through the Realmsend, a passageway into a different dimension. Expecting a lush, fantasy world, she instead finds a barren plain, devoid of the magic she's dreamed of. When she returns home she finds that everything that was magic in the other realm has leaked into her own, causing her reality to fall apart. Dragons fly over the streets of Manhattan marshmallows talk back, snow falls in July and her boyfriend dumps her. Worst of all, Jax is put on trial for bringing about the end of the world with only a robot lawyer to defend her.
| JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER RARE CUTS TP |
Written by Jamie Delano, Grant Morrison and Garth Ennis Art by Sean Phillips, David Lloyd, Richard Piers Rayner and Mark Buckingham Cover by Tim Bradstreet To help celebrate the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine in theaters in February, this January sees the release of two special trade paperback collections showcasing this enduring icon of horror and magic! RARE CUTS is a treat for longtime readers and newcomers alike, assembling six issues of JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER that have never before been collected. Created by some of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers and artists in comics, the issues featured include: #11, which relates the horrifying events of Newcastle, 1978, that ended with an innocent girl's soul condemned to Hell and Constantine confined to an asylum; #25-26, in which new weapons testing goes awry and looses terrible psychic impulses upon a dying northern town; #35, which tells a tale of Constantine's rough-and-tumble childhood and the beginnings of his unique skills; #56, an object lesson in the perils of narcissism and doing deals with demons; and #84, which reveals the origin of Constantine's friendship with his best mate Chas. Also included in this trade paperback are informative pages from VERTIGO Secret Files: HELLBLAZER #1.
| JOSS WHEDONS FRAY FUTURE SLAYER TP |
JOSS WHEDON/KARL MOLINE/ANDY OWENS On sale November 26, SC, 216pg, FC Hundreds of years in the future, Manhattan has become a deadly slum, run by mutant crime-lords and disinterested cops. Stuck in the middle is a young girl who thought she had no future, but learns she has a great destiny. In a world so poisoned that it doesn't notice the monsters on its streets, how can a street kid like Fray unite a fallen city against a demonic plot to consume mankind? Joss Whedon, the celebrated creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, brings his vision to the future in this unique tale. As inventive in the comics medium as in that of television or film, Whedon spins a complex tale of a skilled thief coming of age without the help of friends or family, guided only by a demonic Watcher. ò Joss Whedon, creator of Fray and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has been nominated for Nebula, Hugo and Emmy Awards as well as an Oscar! ò All of the first 7 Fray comic books have gone to second printings with the first issue enjoying a third printing! Combined sales have reached over 200,000 copies! ò Fray artist, Karl Moline, has created art for Dark Horse, Marvel, Harris and Crossgen Comics!
| KID ETERNITY TP |
Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Duncan Fegredo Comics visionary Grant Morrison re-imagines Kid Eternity in this 144-page trade paperback collecting the 3-issue Prestige Format miniseries from 1991. Aspiring stand-up comedian Jerry Sullivan joins Kid Eternity on a quest to free his Keeper from Hell, only to find himself swept up in a much larger struggle between the Lords of Order and Chaos.
| LAZARUS CHURCHYARD THE FINAL CUT GN |
Warren Ellis' first major work for comics, these are the funny, strange, violent, grotesque and sad stories of Lazarus Churchyard: rescued from the dirt and polished up for a world that's caught up with them.
| LENORE VOL 1 NOOGIES TP |
The spooktacular swanky edition brings together the first four issues of Lenore, and some other cool swag! SC, 112pg, b&w
| MARTHA WASHINGTON GOES TO WAR TP |
by Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, & Angus McKie Once there were smiling children. Once there were shining strip malls. Once there were women who cooked and sewed, and men who worked and prayed and hunted. But now earth has gone to hell. So now Martha's going to war. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 144pg, FC
| MINISTRY OF SPACE TP |
full color/96 pages written by WARREN ELLIS art & cover by CHRIS WESTON & LAURA MARTIN CONCEPT: This is the story of how we could have gone to space. Maybe how we should have gone to space. This is the story of the Ministry of Space. The black budget that financed the move into space. The deaths of the test pilots taken from the surviving Spitfire flyers of the Battle of Britain. And in 2000, the end of the Golden Age, as America and Russia begin moving into space. The secret revealed, and the destruction of a man who sacrificed himself for the Ministry of Space. Plus, a sketchbook section by CHRIS WESTON and an all-new appendix by WARREN ELLIS revealing the facts behind the fiction! Collects the sold out MINISTRY OF SPACE #1-3
| MONKEY VS ROBOT AND CRYSTAL OF POWER GN |
by James Kochalka Deep in the forest, robots are gathering plant and animal samples, and bringing them back to Mother Computer's Knowledge Extractor for analysis. When one spunky monkey breaks free of the device, a short circuit burns out the power Crystal in one of Mother's Cognitive Reactors. Now, the robots must find a replacement Crystal... but the one they dig up is a sacred relic from a monkey burial ground!
| NEIL GAIMAN & CHARLES VESS STARDUST TP |
by Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess. A young man with a magically mixed parentage undertakes a lover's bidding that moves him to realms he never imagined. Mature Readers. SC, 8x11, 224pg, FC
| NIGHTMARES & FAIRY TALES VOL 1 ANNABELLE SPEAKS |
by Serena Valentino & FSc This haunting first collection is filled with frightening stories and dark fairy tales. Featuring the first 6 issues, as well as some other spookirific surprises, including an introduction by Tommy Kovac (Skelebunnies, Stitch) as well as a guest page by Jhonen Vasquez and other SLG creators. Digest format. SC, 5x8, 160pg, b&w
| OCEAN TP |
Written by Warren Ellis Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story Cover by Michael Golden Collecting the hit miniseries by Warren Ellis, Chris Sprouse & Karl Story! Lying beneath Europa's half-mile-thick mantle of shear ice is the only ocean in the solar system not on Earth. And within those cold waters could rest the key to life on Earth - and quite possibly its extinction!
| ONCE IN A BLUE MOON VOL 1 GN |
by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, & Jen Quick Aeslin had a magical childhood capped by a new world to explore every night before bed. The Avalon Chronicles were the perfect tuck-in tale, and her parents enjoyed reading the fantastic fables as much as she liked listening to them. Now Aeslin is a teenager, and the magic is gone. At least, it is, until she finds herself magically transported into the book of her youth! Can she save the kingdom and return to her home? SC, 6x8, 152pg, b&w
| ORBITER HC |
Written by Warren Ellis; ART and cover by Colleen Doran In stores April 23. Renowned writer Warren Ellis (THE AUTHORITY, PLANETARY) teams up with indie fave Collen Doran (A Distant Soil) to produce a hardcover graphic novel that explores man's relationship with the last unexplored frontier: space. When a space shuttle missing for a decade zooms back to Earth with seemingly alien modifications and a missing crew, three specialists cheated out of their dreams of spaceflight are the only ones who can unravel the mysteries behind the bizarre situation. For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS HC, 7x10, 104pg, FC
| ORIGINALS SC |
Written by Dave Gibbons Art and cover by Gibbons Don't miss this softcover edition of the acclaimed original hardcover graphic novel by one of comics' most esteemed names, Dave Gibbons (co-creator and artist of WATCHMEN and Give Me Liberty, writer of THE RANN/THANAGAR WAR). Lel and Bok - two best friends - want nothing more than to join the Originals, the top gang on the streets. Through them, they'll meet the high-speed world of hover scooters, all-night clubs, and, for Lel, the girl of his dreams in particular. But with the fast life comes tough foes, and tribal loyalty will teach them the unforgettable meaning of unforgivable loss. Neither a science-fiction story nor set in a mundane reality, THE ORIGINALS takes place in a world both familiar and strange, where the young are angry, loyal and stylish. And the only thing more important than who your friends are is who your friends hate.
| POISON ELVES VOL 5 SANCTUARY TP |
Tired of his retirement, the criminal Lusiphur joins Sanctuary, the infamous assassin guild. There, he finds vast wealth, a safe haven, even the gorgeous assassin Cassy to romance. the charmed life never lasts long, though, and forces conspire to wipe out Lusiphur... including martial arts master Mr. Moto, brilliant detective Lt. Vido, rival assassin Lester, the ever-outlandish Purple Marauder, and a mysterious new organization moving into Sanctuary territory!
| POISON ELVES VOL 6 GUILD WAR TP |
When a three-way gang war erupts, Lusiphur finds himself targeted not only by enemies innumerable, but also by his own employers! The leaders of the Sanctuary Guild have begun to rethink the rogue's membership in their organization. Unfortunately, the only way to retire from Sanctuary is to be killed! Featuring the return of Luse's ex-wife Hyena, the undying monster known only as Widowmaker, and the single most shocking event in POISON ELVES history!
| PUBLIC DOMAIN TP |
by Brian Wood A fascinating collection detailing the origin of the concepts and characters that appeared in Channel Zero, the method that Brian Wood employed to produce the series, and a detailed behind-the-series look at the whole creative process. SC, 7x11, 112pg
| RED STAR VOL 1 BATTLE OF KAR DATHRAS GATE TP |
Presenting the first four chapters of The Red Star saga collected in one ground-breaking, oversized, trade paperback, as well as behind the scenes conception sketch art, and an intimate look into the unique creative process that is essential to the production of the world of The Red Star. SC, FC
| REPLACEMENT GOD TP |
This big trade paperback collects the eight Amaze Ink issues of REPLACEMENT GOD. Series creator Zander Cannon garnered a Harvey Award nomination for his work on this series, before going on to win an Eisner along with Alan Moore and Gene Ha for Top Ten. Many of these issues are out of print, and this collection is the best introduction to Zander’s work. It will especially appeal to fans of fantasy books and good old-fashioned adventure tales.
| SEA OF RED VOL 1 NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA TP |
written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER art by SALGOOD SAM & KIERON DWYER cover by KIERON DWYER & TONY MOORE Since being turned undead by the crew of the cursed Pirate ship, The Black Galleon, Marco Esperanza has spent the past 400 years tied to the bow of a sunken vessel, clinging to life in the dark, briny, deep. His confinement at the bottom of the sea ends when he is discovered by film director Joel Cameron's submarine on a scouting expedition for his next film. Hungry to film a live vampire battle, Cameron urges Marco to seek out the man responsible and have his revenge. Includes the first four gruesome issues and many extras from this acclaimed new series by rising star RICK REMENDER and popular veterans KIERON DWYER and SALGOOD SAM.
| SEA OF RED VOL 2 NO QUARTER TP |
written by RICK REMENDER & KIERON DWYER art by PAUL HARMON & KIERON DWYER cover by KIERON DWYER The year is 2005 A.D. and after 500 years, Marco Esperanza's wait for revenge ends when he finally confronts the man on whom he blames his fate, Lesser Blackthroat. However, Marco learns that nothing is as it seems when he is confronted by a shadow from his past. Collects Sea of Red #5-8
| SEAGUY TP |
Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Cameron Stewart Straight from the brow of one of comics' unique creators - Grant Morrison - comes Seaguy, a hero without purpose in a world without evil! Featuring breathtaking art from Cameron Stewart, SEAGUY collects the 3-issue Vertigo miniseries that follows the strange adventure of would-be hero Seaguy and his faithful companion Chubby Da Choona as they try and decipher the mystery of Xoo - a ubiquitous new food that seems to have evolved into a brand-new conscious lifeform! Quirky and heart-wrenching at the same time, SEAGUY is that rarest of creations: something utterly and completely new. 'Aye, aye, Seaguy!'
| SHADOWPLAY VOL 1 TP |
Amber Benson, Christina Z (w); Ben Templesmith, Ashley Wood (a & c) This special collection presents the fantastic art of Ashley Wood and Ben Templesmith under one cover. In 'Demon Father John's Pinwheel Blues,' Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Tara) and Ben craft a tale of a syndicate of vampire street children that is turned upside down by new recruit Pinwheel. In 'Shunt,' Christina Z and Ash present the tale of the perfect woman, who gives up the perfect life to uncover a heinous human slavery ring run by an elite group of vampires. Vampires who transform their beautiful female victims into the most sensually marketable product. Within the torture and depravity lies a twisted tale of obsessive passion and furious loyalty. Also contained within: a gallery of covers from Wood and Templesmith.
| SHAUN OF THE DEAD TP |
Chris Ryall (w); Zach Howard (a); Jason Brashill (c) Presenting IDW's official adaptation of last year's wildly popular rom-zom-com (that's 'romantic zombie comedy,' of course!). This 'director's cut' adaptation, produced with the full participation of the movie's co-writer/director and co-writer/star, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, will feature deleted scenes and other never-before-seen material. Adapted by IDW's Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall, with art by Zach Howard (Detective Comics), this volume also contains additional bonus material and pin-ups.
| SKY APE TP |
Kirk Madge isn't just another six-foot gorilla with a taste for Michelob, Armani suits, and authentic Texas barbecue - he's Sky Ape, the jetpack-propelled millionaire crime-buster who doles out whuppings like the President hands out free cheese. If you dig action, adventure, and a full-day's supply of obscure pop-culture references, saddle up with Kirk and crew as they tangle with robots, cook pancake breakfasts at gunpoint, and try to unlock the mysteries of Kirk's past. And what a nebulous past it is - could he be some bizarre lab experiment gone terribly wrong, or is he, as a recurring dream hints, a former Boston Red Sox star with a grizzly secret? SC, 7x10, 128pg, b&w
| SMOKE VOL 1 TP |
Alex de Campi (w), Igor Kordey (a) In a futuristic London run by a government both morally and financially bankrupt, an ex-soldier-turned-government-assassin must contend with a crisis in London, an unusual terrorist group and their even more unusual demands, and a vindictive ex-girlfriend, even as he tries to rebuild his own shattered life. A violent, blackly comic thriller from Top 20 artist Igor Kordey (X-Men) and hot new writer Alex de Campi.
| SPOOKED GN |
by Antony Johnston & Ross Campbell Emily Spook should be thrilled about her artistic acclaim, but she's terrified. You see, Emily's head has long played host to ghosts, and the specters would inspire her to paint. Unfortunately, her guests have disappeared, leaving her unable to create. Relief comes as she hoped, but is Emily prepared for a guest sent to an early grave? MATURE READERS SC, 6x8, 168pg, b&w
| STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVENTURES VOL 1 TP |
On the night-world of Nivek, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker must first overcome the limitations of fighting in the dark before they can take on the dreaded Shadowmen! Meanwhile, Jedi Masters Mace Windu and Saesee Tiin discover that push can come to shove when using the Force to fight battledroids. And, fresh from leading an underwater assault against Separatist forces on the water planet of Mon Calamari, Jedi Master Kit Fisto and his remaining clone troops reach the surface to find a new threat awaiting them! Incredible action, hot art, and lightning-fast pacing are coming your way in this new take on the Star Wars galaxy!
| STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 1 THE DEFENSE OF KAMINO TP |
JOHN OSTRANDER, JAN DUURSEMA, and others On sale June 18, SC, 128pg, FC The Clone Wars have begun! Ever since the wars were mentioned in the very first Star Wars film, fans have been dying to know more. Attack of the Clones offered a glimpse, 'The Defense of Kamino' brings the galaxy-wide conflict into full view! Two undercover Jedi discover a Separatist plan to destroy the cloning facility on the watery world of Kamino, thus crippling the Republic's ability to fight. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are part of a Jedi fighter squadron sent to protect the installation, but they learn that there are heroes fighting for the Separatist cause as well as for the Republic, and that Jango Fett, though dead, still has something to say about how this war is fought! Meanwhile, Mace Windu, the leader of the Jedi Council, must deal with a rift in the Jedi ranks-a matter that reveals a Jedi traitor and a new Dark Jedi working in league with Dooku. Mace is considered one of the best swordsmen in the galaxy, but can he stand up to the swordmaster who taught him everything he knows-including the mysterious techinque known as 'Vaapad'? New characters and new worlds are revealed as the Clone Wars spreads throughout the galaxy!
| STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 2 VICTORIES AND SACRIFICES TP |
HADEN BLACKMAN/JOHN OSTRANDER/TOMÁS GIORELLO/JAN DUURSEMA/BRIAN CHING On sale September 3, SC, 120pg, FC From one of the swamp moons of Naboo, to the war-torn cityscapes of Brentaal IV, the battles of the Clone Wars have thrown the galaxy into turmoil. New Separatist threats, ranging from deadly biological weapons, to dark Jedi, to unkillable alien bounty hunters, have the loyalist Jedi and their clone troops pushed to their limits. This graphic novel collection contains three separate, yet linked stories of heroism and sacrifice set during the time between Episode II and Episode III!
| STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 3 LAST STAND ON JABIIM TP |
by HADEN BLACKMAN, BRIAN CHING, and VICTOR LLAMAS On sale February 25, SC, 104pg, FC General Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker find themselves in command of a regiment of Clone Troopers on the muddy battlefields of the rain world of Jabiim. With their supply lines stretched thin and reinforcements unable to land due to the perpetual storms, the Jedi and their army have become easy targets for the rebel Alto Stratus and his elite Nimbus warriors. But the situation goes from bad to worse when General Kenobi is listed missing in action, and Anakin is teamed with a group of other masterless young Jedi on a doomed mission to hold the last line in the Republic's defense! The Clone Wars heat up in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel that chronicles one of the major battles of the conflict! After twenty-six years, the most anticipated era in Star Wars history is finally being revealed, with new characters, new locations, and unbelievable action leading toward the events in Episode III. • Dark Horse has sold over 10,000 copies of the first volume of Star Wars: Clone Wars in less than 3 months!
| STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 4 LIGHT & DARK TP |
JOHN OSTRANDER (W), JAN DUURSEMA (P), and DAN PARSONS (I) THOMÁS GIORELLO (Cover) On sale May 12, SC, 136pg, FC The Jedi are taught to use the Force for good; to avail themselves only to the light side. But the dark side can be a dangerous temptation to even the strongest Jedi, as Aayla Secura learns when she battles former Jedi-in-training Aurra Sing, and Quinlan Vos discovers when he crosses swords with a true master of the dark, Count Dooku. Set against the backdrop of the Clone Wars, this novel-length adventure is filled with espionage, betrayal, and amazing lightsaber battles. It all begins with a dangerous undercover assignment that leads to…well, we dare not reveal the shocking ending! A story that is sure to have Star Wars fans talking-and wondering whether the fate of the Jedi lies in the light, or the dark…This volume collects Star Wars: Repubic issues 54 and 63, Star Wars: Jedi-Aayla Secura, and Star Wars: Jedi-Dooku.
| STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 5 THE BEST BLADES TP |
JOHN OSTRANDER (W), HADEN BLACKMAN (W), JEREMY BARLOW (W), TOMÁS GIORELLO (A), BRANDON BADEAUX (A), and HOON (A) On sale November 24, SC, 144pg, FC, 7' x 10' 'Try us all, these times do. In this war, unsheathed must all of the Jedi's blades be. Survive constant use, even the best blades cannot.' -Master Yoda The darkest days of the Clone Wars have arrived, when even victories are cause for abiding sorrow; when the hopes for a brighter future are lost in the turmoil of a divided galaxy; and when friendships are tools of convenience and the reason for betrayals. From political intrigue within the Senate to bloody battlefields on exotic worlds, the war has left its mark on the bystanders as well as the combatants, and the events in this wide-ranging volume reveal the extent of the damage. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker battle for survival, Senator Bail Organa struggles to preserve freedom within the Republic, and Master Yoda strives to prevent an old friend from plunging a system into war in four exciting stories from the Clone Wars! • The first two Star Wars: Clone Wars volumes sold over 20,000 copies.
| STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 6 ON THE FIELDS OF BATTLE TP |
From the space-station headquarters of the Bounty Hunters' Guild, to untamed worlds on the edge of the galaxy, the Jedi must go where the Clone Wars take them. Mace Windu leads an elite Jedi strikeforce against an army of trained killers in a demonstration of Jedi power and resolve… Aayla Secura must confront her former Master in an effort to retrieve the plans for a weapon that has already destroyed one world… Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker must joins forces with a renegade Jedi to prevent a fleet of warships from falling into the hands of the enemy… On whatever field of battle the Jedi find themselves, their greatest challenge is to remain true to their teachings and to the ways of the Force!
| STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 7 WHEN THEY WERE BROTHERS TP |
HADEN BLACKMAN (W), MILES LANE (W), BRIAN CHING (P), NICOLA SCOTT (P), and TOMÁS GIORELLO (Cover) Many on both sides of the Clone Wars have been wounded or killed. But the war has taken its toll on the survivors, too. Consumed by the belief that the Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress still lives, Obi-Wan Kenobi has temporarily forsaken his duties and recruited Anakin Skywalker in his desperate hunt for Ventress. But Anakin believes that Obi-Wan is chasing a ghost-because he himself killed Ventress. And Anakin's doubts about his former Master's quest are not assuaged when, following the trail of the rumors of Ventress' existence, they walk into a trap set by their old enemies, the bounty hunter Durge and Count Dooku! A tale that tests the strengths of the bonds of brotherhood!
| STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 8 LAST SIEGE FINAL TRUTH TP |
While both the Republic and the Separatists have suffered staggering losses during the Clone Wars, nothing could have prepared them for the battle they face on the desert world of Saleucami. Beneath the surface of this Outer Rim planet, the Dark Jedi Sora Bulq has begun cloning an army of Morgukai assassins. Unwilling to leave this grave new threat unchecked, the Jedi and their armies soon find themselves entrenched in a five-month siege. Now, time and resources have run out, and it's up to a crack team of Jedi, led by Quinlan Vos and Aayla Secura, to infiltrate the Separatist base. • Collecting stories from Star Wars: Republic #72-77. • A betrayal will be revealed and the ultimate sacrifice made in this volume of Star Wars: Clone Wars, chronicling events that tie directly into Revenge of the Sith! • Dark Horse has sold over 90,000 copies of the first five volumes of Star Wars: Clone Wars!
| STAR WARS EMPIRE VOL 5 TP |
Luke Skywalker fights side-by-side with a shipwrecked veteran from the Clone Wars, Han Solo's flirtations with an old flame land him in the fire, and BoShek (the galaxy's second-coolest smuggler) attracts a whole lotta blaster fire from Rebels and Imperials alike in this collection featuring some of the most unexpected stories in the era of the Empire! Whether it's BoShek transporting an innocent-enough looking girl, Han making a supply run for the resource-strapped Alliance, or Luke flying escort for a Rebel Intelligence team on a supposedly deserted planet, these adventures may start as routine missions, but their endings are anything but predictable! • These classic era tales of the original trilogy's hottest stars are not to be missed!
| SWAMP THING VOL 2 LOVE AND DEATH TP |
by Alan Moore & Len Wein & Various A beautiful new edition of the second collection reprinting Alan Moore's historic run on Swamp Thing! Reprinting Saga of the Swamp Thing #28-34 and Saga of the Swamp Thing Annual #2, these haunting stories find the Plant Elemental coming to grips with his true origins and voyaging to the depths of Hell to save the woman he loves. Featuring appearances by Cain and Abel, the Spectre, the Demon, Deadman, the Phantom Stranger, and Alan Moore's masterful interweaving of the 8-page first appearance of Swamp Thing from House of Secrets #92 by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson into present-day continuity. Mature Readers. SC, 7x10, 208pg, FC
| SWAMP THING VOL 3 THE CURSE TP |
by Moore, Bissette, Totleben, Woch, Randall, & Alcala This trade paperback collects the critically-acclaimed Swamp Thing run by Alan Moore, featuring the first appearance of John Constantine. Contains The Saga of the Swamp Thing #35-42. SC, 7x10, 192pg, FC
| SWAMP THING VOL 4 A MURDER OF CROWS TP |
by Moore, Bissette, Totleben, Woch, Randall, & Alcala The fourth volume of Alan Moore's award-winning run on Swamp Thing reprints Swamp Thing Annual #2, The Saga of the Swamp Thing #43-45, and Swamp Thing #46-48. Swamp Thing's voyage takes him from the most visceral horrors of a haunted house, to breaking his earthly roots and traversing the afterlife - continuing his evolution from a mire-dwelling man-monster to a powerful elemental being, with a potential to exceed the bonds of the Earth itself. SC, 7x10, 192pg, FC
| SWAMP THING VOL 5 EARTH TO EARTH TP |
Written by Alan Moore; ART by John Totleben, Rick Veitch and Alfredo Alcala; PAINTED cover by Totleben In stores March 6. Reprinting THE SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #51-56, EARTH TO EARTH continues the evolution of Swamp Thing from a mire-dwelling man-monster into an elemental being with power that exceeds the bonds of the earth itself. Featuring the story where Abby chooses to flee Louisiana and seek refuge on the shadowy streets of Gotham City, where her circumstances draw the attention of Gotham's Dark Knight…Batman! The battle breaks Swamp Thing's bond to the planet Earth and leaves him stranded on a mysterious planet of blue, in the classic tale, 'My Blue Heaven.' For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 160pg, FC
| SWAMP THING VOL 6 REUNION TP |
Written by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and Rick Veitch; ART by Rick Veitch, Alfredo Alcala, John Totleben, Steve Bissette, Tom Yeates; COVER by John Totleben In stores July 30. The concluding trade paperback collecting Alan Moore's groundbreaking run on SWAMP THING, REUNION reprints issues #57-64 of this legendary VERTIGO foundation title. For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 200pg, FC
| SWAMP THING VOLUME 1 SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP |
by Moore, Bissette,& Totleben. The first issues of Alan Moore's acclaimed run on Swamp Thing are collected in this new printing of the classic trade paperback reprinting The Saga of the Swamp Thing #21-27. Included among these stories is 'The Anatomy Lesson,' the story that forever redefined the long-established character. SC, 7x10, 176pg, FC
| SWITCHBLADE HONEY GN |
by Warren Ellis & Brandon McKinney Earth, losing its first war in space, pins its last hope on giving a new vessel to a crew of naval officers court-martialed for dissent - a crew just as likely to abandon Earth to the alien Chasta and the guns it makes out of stars.
| TELLOS VOL 1 RELUCTANT HEROES TP |
by Dezago, Wieringo, Stull, Massengill, Case, Ketchum, & Mounts/Bongotone Mike Wieringo's artwork sings and creates a lush and vibrant fantasy world that is all too easy to fall into and so very hard to leave. Collecting the much-heralded and hard-to-find Tellos 1-5, the Another Universe Exclusive Tellos: Prelude, the Dynamic Forces Exclusive Tellos: Prologue, and a complete cover gallery including every variant cover. SC, 7x10, 152pg, FC
| TELLOS VOL 2 KINDRED SPIRITS TP |
(W) Todd Dezago (P) Mike Wieringo (I) Stull, Ketchum, Massengill, Fridolfs A swashbuckling young boy with a hazy past. A valiant tiger-warrior searching for his. A bold pirate princess separated from her ship. A charismatic thief with a curious secret. And a kleptomaniacal fox with a talent for finding trouble. Thrust into the roles of Heroes, this handful of colorful characters are given the power to defeat the Malignant Evil that has taken hold of their wonderful, magikal world. But can they (and You, Adventurous Reader!) discover how to use that power to vanquish their Dark Foe in time?! Reprinting the classic issues of Tellos #6-10, plus the special preview story from Section Zero #1. Journey to a world more wondrous than any you have imagined and join in on an adventure that you will never forget!! FC 136pp
| TERMINAL CITY TP |
by Dean Motter & Michael Lark Collecting the critically acclaimed nine-issue mini-series that introduced the incredible futurist metropolis known as Terminal City. SC, 7x10, 232pg, FC
| THE ART OF USAGI YOJIMBO TP |
In the tradition of the celebrated collections The Art of Sin City and The Art of Hellboy, Dark Horse is proud to showcase the work of multi award-winning creator Stan Sakai in The Art of Usagi Yojimbo, offered in a softcover format for the first time. The sold-out hardcover edition, timed to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the creation of Sakai's signature character, Usagi Yojimbo, was met with an overwhelming response from thousands of fans around the world. This softcover edition will be printed on the same high-quality paper stock and will feature scores of never-before-seen pieces, a long out-of-print twelve-page primer illustrating how Stan creates each of his Usagi stories, forty-eight full-color pages of Stan's beautiful painted artwork, and more. Additionally, some of the biggest names in comics pay tribute to their favorite rabbit ronin in a fantastic gallery section, with pinups by Frank Miller, Geof Darrow, Jeff Smith, Sergio Aragonés, and Matt Wagner, among others! • The Art of Usagi Yojimbo HC was nominated for Eisner Awards in the categories of Best Publication Design and Best Comics-Related Book while selling out in less than six months!
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 1 RONIN SC |
by Stan Sakai Collects all the classic, original (before he got his own comic) Usagi stories from Albedo, Critters, Doomsday Squad, and the Usagi Yojimbo Summer Special. Set in 17th century Japan, the age of civil wars has barely ended and the Shogun has established power. The samurai is the ruling class throughout the land, following a warrior's code of honor known as Bushido. Usagi Yojimbo Volume 1 chronicles this time of settling unrest and political intrigue, told through the story of a wandering and masterless samurai named Miyamoto Usagi, a.k.a. Usagi Yojimbo! This is where Usagi started - don't miss out! SC, 6x9, 144pg, b&w
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 12 GRASSCUTTER TP |
Forged in heaven, it is called Kusanagi, the Grasscutter - the lost sword of the Gods. This legendary blade could potentially tip the scales of power for the shadowy Conspiracy of Eight in their quest to overthrow the Shogunate and reinstate the Emperor. With the help of a witch and the souls of dead warriors, they plan to recover the lost sword and bring the Shogun down. But when the fates place the Grasscutter in the hands of masterless samurai Usagi Yojimbo, the ronin rabbit becomes the focus of a deadly struggle for possession of the dread blade. And this crisis pales beside the dark possibilities should the sword come to the demonic warrior, Jei! Grasscutter collects Dark Horse Usagi Yojimbo issues #13-22, Stan Sakai's longest and most ambitious Usagi tale to date: a sweeping epic showcasing one of comics' most individual artistic voices at the peak of his creative skills.
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 13 GREY SHADOWS TP |
by Stan Sakai Fresh from winning the Best Serialized Story 1999 Eisner Award for Grasscutter, Stan Sakai returns with a new Usagi Yojimbo collection featuring six tales of the ronin rabbit's journeys and adventures in feudal Japan. 'My Father's Swords' retells an encounter with a young samurai who follows in - and is followed by - the footsteps of his father's warrior heritage. In 'The Demon Flute,' a village is plagued by a music-playing supernatural killer. Usagi recounts a classic Japanese folk tale in 'Momo-Usagi-Taro.' Two Tokugawa-era whodunits play out in 'The Hair Pin Murders' and 'TamΘshigiri,' a pair of Inspector Ishida mysteries. Usagi becomes entangled in a conspiracy to overthrow a lord's throne in 'The Courtesan.' Memory, mystery, and treachery intermingle to form Grey Shadows. 6x9, 208pg, b&w
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 14 DEMON MASK TP |
by Stan Sakai The close of 16th century Japan was a violent age, as rival feudal lords fought for land and power. Miyamoto Usagi braved many a battle only to lose his lord and find himself a masterless samurai, or ronin. While many ronin became bandits or mercenaries, Usagi chose the warrior pilgrimage: wandering the land, fighting injustice, seeking enlightenment. Eisner Award winner Stan Sakai has crafted a truly original and delightful work, an all-ages adventure epic that creates a world of excitement, mystery, and imagination, while building each story on painstaking research of Japan's history, culture, and mythology. Demon Mask is a collection of diverse Usagi stories, featuring a graveyard encounter with creatures from Japanese folktales, a whodunit clash with a mysterious masked assassin, a young adventure-lover insistent on receiving Usagi's sword training, a peasant village terrorized by a ravaging Spider Woman, and more. SC, 224pg, b&w
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 15 GRASSCUTTER II JOURNEY TO ATSUTA SHRINE |
by Stan Sakai Multiple award winner Stan Sakai continues the epic adventures of his signature samurai rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo, in this second book centering on the mystical sword. Starting with a prologue that unveils the history of the sword, Grasscutter II rejoins Usagi with his samurai travelling companion, Gen, as they journey to the sacred shrine of Atsuta to return the powerful sword to its final resting place. But two ninja clans will fight the honorable samurai as well as each other in order to capture the sword and gain control of the empire with it. SC, 6x9, 184pg, b&w
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 16 SHROUDED MOON TP |
created, written, & illustrated by STAN SAKAI Throughout his journeys across feudal Japan, rabbit ronin Usagi has faced many dangers, crossed paths with some who have become his sworn enemies, and forged bonds of friendship stronger than any threat that might cross his path. Collected here are six tales featuring those companions Usagi holds dear. 'Showdown' finds Usagi traveling with master swordsman Gen, as the two disrupt the dueling influences of a pair of corrupt families. Neko ninja clan leader Chizu finds herself betrayed and on the run in 'Escape!' In 'Three Seasons,' Usagi is forced to defend himself with the most unlikely of weapons. The beautiful thief Kitsune's tragic history is revealed in 'The Shrouded Moon' and 'Kitsune's Tale.' And in 'Lesson in Courtesy,' a hot-headed young Usagi incurs a debt that takes nearly a lifetime to repay! Once again, Stan Sakai masterfully weaves together the many threads of intrigue, adventure, humor, and heart in another endearing Usagi Yojimbo collection. Special introduction by Capt. Carrot & his Amazing Zoo Crew creator Scott Shaw! On sale January 8 SC, 184 pg, 6'x9', b&w
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 17 DUEL AT KITANOJI TP |
STAN SAKAI TP on sale September 3, SC, 224pg, 6' x 9', b&w Nothing comes easy for rabbit ronin Usagi, not even being a spectator at the planned duel between his former teacher Katsuichi and Katsuichi's rival Nakamura Koji. Before the duel even begins, Usagi becomes embroiled in a dispute between Koji and a local fencing school. Along the way, Usagi discovers a devastating secret - a weakness in Koji's style. It's a secret that could save his teacher's life, but at the cost of his own honor. This 17th volume of Usagi Yojimbo collects issues #43-60, including the entire 'Duel at Kitanoji' story, and a handful of other great shorts. And, as a special treat for our longtime fans, this collection features-for the first time!-preliminary sketches and designs by Sakai. With an appreciation by MAD magazine cartoonist Jack Davis!
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 19 FATHERS AND SONS TP |
Master storyteller Stan Sakai opens this brand-new collection with a deadly ambush on the fugitive Lone Goat Assassin and his child, Gorogoro. Lone Goat is victorious, but wounded-and his son is too young to help. Unable to seek proper medical attention, Lone Goat collapses in an abandoned house. What he needs is a knowledgeable ronin, and soon! Elsewhere, Usagi is in a desperate search for his young companion, Jotaro, who has eluded murderous kidnappers. His is a panic that only rises out of fatherly love, though he has kept the secret of Jotaro's parentage from the boy throughout their travels together. If they are able to continue on to Kitanoji Temple, will the rabbit samurai confess before they part ways? Featuring appearances by readers' favorite characters-including the deadly Neko Ninja. Collecting issues #69-#75 of the ongoing series.
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 2 SC NEW PTG |
by Stan Sakai The bunny's back and this time with a new cover! This long-awaited reprint features Usagi's origins as a wandering rabbit warrior in feudal Japan, and introduces many members of the cast of characters. If you're unfamiliar with this multiple Harvey and Eisner-winning comic for all ages, this is a great opportunity to get your history lesson and become acquanted with the rabbit warrior.
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 3 THE WANDERERS ROAD SC || $15.95|
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 5 TP |
by Stan Sakai Back in print! This fifth volume collects the epic-length 'Blood Wings,' which introduces a fearsome clan of ninja bats while 'Lone Goat and Kid' offers a cunning parody of the famous Lone Wolf and Cub manga. 'Frost and Fire' and 'The Way of the Samurai' provide the psychological drama of this volume, which is rounded out by one of the most unique Usagi tales ever, 'A Kite Story,' which doubles as a fascinating look at the daily life and work of 17th century Japanese kitemaker. Featuring a foreword by the legendary Stan Lee! SC, 142pg, b&w
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 6 SC NEW PTG |
by Stan Sakai With Dark Horse pumping out new Usagi Yojimbo comics and graphic novels on a regular basis, the seven volumes published by Fantagraphics continue to sell extremely well. Usagi Yojimbo Book Six, with its flashbacks to Usagi's childhood village, is a crucial segment in the Usagi canon and has been out of print for many months now. This beautifully crafted and exciting volume is both an excellent starting point for new readers, and an absolute necessity for Usagi completists. Featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith.
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 7 SC |
by Stan Sakai Set in a fanciful 17th century Japan populated by animals, Usagi Yojimbo follows the title character in his eternal quest for honor and peace. SC, 152pg, b&w
| USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 8 SHADES OF DEATH TP |
by Stan Sakai The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles travel through time to team with Usagi in 17th-century Japan. Collecting the first six issues of the Mirage-published Usagi Yojimbo, out of print since 1993. SC, 6x9, 200pg, b&w
| WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP |
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN; Art & cover by TONY MOORE B&W 144 pgs. Trade paperback On sale 21 APRIL, 2004 MATURE READERS WARNING LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.95! CONCEPT: An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. THIS ISSUE: Rick Grimes is not prepared for this. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family he must now sort through the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #1-6.
| WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP |
On sale 10.06 trade paperback black & white, 136 pages written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art by CHARLIE ADLARD cover by TONY MOORE CONCEPT: An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. THIS ISSUE: This volume follows our band of survivors on their tragic journey in search of shelter. Characters live and die as they brave a treacherous landscape littered with packs of the walking dead. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #7-12 MATURE READERS WARNING
| WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP |
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art by CHARLIE ADLARD cover by TONY MOORE An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors as they set up a permanent camp inside a prison. Relationships change, characters die, and our team of survivors learn there's something far more deadly than zombies out there...each other. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #13-18 RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES THE WALKING DEAD is ™ and © Robert Kirkman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
| WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP |
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN art by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN cover by TONY MOORE Life in the prison starts to get interesting for Rick Grimes and the rest of our survivors. Relationships heat up, fizzle out, and change entirely almost overnight. By the end of this volume, relationships between key characters are radically changed, setting the stage for future events in THE WALKING DEAD. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #19-24
| WARREN ELLIS DARK BLUE GN |
by Warren Ellis & Jacen Burrows Collected in one volume, Warren Ellis' critically acclaimed Dark Blue is available as a deluxe graphic novel illustrated by Jacen Burrows with full gray tones! Violent, disturbed cop Frank Christchurch has too many problems. He has a partner who's convinced he's mentally ill, a commanding officer on smack, and a killer whom no one else seems to want to catch. The pressure of his savage life is triggering murderous outbursts and hallucinations. Frank Christchurch is on the way down. And he might take everyone with him. Nothing is as it seems. All-new afterword by Warren Ellis. Mature Readers. SC, b&w, 72pg
| WITCHING HOUR TP |
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Chris Bachalo and Art Thibert In stores January 29. The atmospheric series by Jeph Loeb and Chris Bachalo is now available in softcover! Welcome to the Witching Hour, where the mysterious Amanda Collins moves through the troubled lives of ordinary people armed with little more than a blank white business card and a strange, supernatural presence. She offers them a chance to change their lives, but at what price? For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 160pg, FC
| X-FILES VOL 2 TP |
by Various Checker introduces its second collection of the adventures of everyone's two favorite FBI agents, Mulder and Scully. Picking up where Topps left off, this volume collects issues #18-23, with the bonus features of the rare issue #½ and the X-Files Comics Digest issue #1.