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PREVIEWS #254 NOV09 (VOL. XIX #11)
PREVIEWS PUBLICATIONS
THE PREVIEWS TOYCHEST 2010

Featuring new items to be shown at Toy Fair 2010 — hundreds of collectibles shipping ’til June 2010! If you’re looking for some of the coolest figural items around, then look no further than the Previews ToyChest, a colorful catalog jam-packed with new and upcoming action figures, die-casts, plush toys, busts and statues aplenty! Plus: A plethora of backlist items all in-stock now and ready to order from your local comic shop!

Comic-sized, FC $1.25
PREVIEWS #256

JANUARY 2010

COVER ART: The latest project from DC Comics and Image Comics!

Since 1988, PREVIEWS has been your ultimate source for all of the comics and merchandise to be available from your local comic book shop… revealed up to two months in advance! Hundreds of comics and graphic novels from the best comic publishers; the coolest pop-culture merchandise on Earth; plus PREVIEWS exclusive items available nowhere else! Now more than ever, PREVIEWS is there to show the tales, toys and treasures in your future! This issue features items scheduled to ship from March 2010 through May 2010.

Catalog, 8x11, 400+pg, PC $4.50
PREVIEWS #256 CUSTOMER ORDER FORM — JANUARY 2010

PREVIEWS makes it easy for you to order every item in the catalog with this separate order form booklet! This January order form features items scheduled to ship in March 2010 and beyond.

Comic-sized, 62pg, PC PI
MARVEL PREVIEWS #77

Your Marvel companion piece to the regular issue of PREVIEWS!

Each issue of Marvel Previews is a comic book-sized, 120-page, full-color guide and preview to all of Marvel’s upcoming releases — it’s your #1 source for advanced information on Marvel Comics! This January issue features items scheduled to ship in March 2010 and beyond.

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DARK HORSE COMICS
MASS EFFECT: REDEMPTION #1 (OF 4)

Mac Walters (W), John Jackson Miller (W), Omar Francia (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

On sale Jan 6

FC, 32 pages $3.50/Miniseries

Mass Effect 2 lead writer Mac Walters reveals an essential moment in the life of Commander Shepard, the galaxy’s greatest hero, only in Mass Effect: Redemption!

The eagerly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster science-fiction epic that IGN.com named the #1 Xbox 360 game of all time, Mass Effect 2 begins with the disappearance of Commander Shepard. The story of what happens next—exclusive to these comics—will have the commander’s companion Dr. Liara T’Soni undertake a deadly mission of extraordinary importance in the Milky Way’s lawless Terminus Systems.

Scripted by John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) and drawn by Omar Francia (Star Wars: Legacy), this series is not only an integral part of the Mass Effect universe, it is the must-read comic that every fan of space adventure has been waiting for!
ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: THREE WORLD WAR #1 (OF 6)

Randy Stradley (W), Rick Leonardi (P), Wes Dzioba (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)

On sale Jan 13

FC, 40 pages $3.50/Miniseries

A centuries-old interstellar conflict threatens humanity’s very existence as a long-lost Predator clan stakes its claim for galactic dominance, intent on exterminating its rival clan, the selfsame trophy hunters who have plagued Earth’s history and every world they have touched. And if the advanced technology and military precision of this new threat weren’t enough, they have an even more terrifying weapon at their disposal—Aliens, weaponized and under their malefic control. This puts earthmen in the dangerous position of parlaying with the same alien warriors who have relentlessly hunted them, and who better to carry out the negotiations than Machiko Naguchi, the only human known to have spent time alongside the Hunters.
SOLOMON KANE: DEATH’S BLACK RIDERS #1 (OF 4)

Scott Allie (W), Mario Guevara (P), Juan Ferreyra (C), and Darick Robertson (Cover)

On sale Jan 13

FC, 32 pages $3.50/Miniseries

Taking place after the events in Solomon Kane: The Castle of the Devil—but written to stand on its own—this new series delves deep into the horrors scattered throughout Germany’s Black Forest. When Kane comes across gypsies being terrorized by roving bandits, he’s not sure what’s worse—the bandits who wish to rob and rape innocent travelers or the evils that spew forth from the forest, intent on killing every man and woman around! With creature designs by Eisner Award-winning artist Guy Davis, this series uses Robert E. Howard’s “Death’s Black Riders” fragment and the “Rattle of Bones” short story as springboards to launch into a suspenseful and terrifying new excursion with Howard’s troubled Puritan hero.
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #18: FREE COMPANIONS PART 3 (OF 3)

Timothy Truman (W/P), Tomás Giorello (P), José Villarrubia (C), and Joseph Michael Linsner (Cover)

On sale Jan 20

FC, 40 pages $2.99/Ongoing

Defying Yasmela’s orders, Conan sets himself on a runaway course that will end his time fighting with the combined forces of Amalric’s mercenaries, the Khorajan army, and Julion of Koth’s rebel soldiers. Our newest issue marks a turning point in Conan’s career as a sword for hire, when he and his comrades find themselves without work or direction. An old battle wound threatens the life of Amalric, the leader of the restless mercenaries, and the rekindled affair between Princess Yasmela and Prince Julion continues to enrage Conan—who must take action in order to save face.

This original tale explores events alluded to in Robert E. Howard’s Conan tales, taking place right after Dark Horse’s Black Colossus story arc and building to the birth of Conan’s “Free Companions”!


AGE OF REPTILES: THE JOURNEY #2 (OF 4)

Ricardo Delgado (W/A) and Jim Campbell (C)

On sale Jan 6

32 pages $3.50/Miniseries

Driven from their homeland by plummeting temperatures, massive herbivore herds migrate south in search of a better place to spend the winter months. But when they try to push through an arid wasteland ravaged by drought, they discover not only a vicious environment but also desperate, starving predators—including a frenzied pack of raptors!

Ricardo Delgado—a prolific development and storyboard artist who has worked on such hit films as Men in Black, The Incredibles, WALL-E, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the Matrix series—returns once again to his critically acclaimed, Eisner Award–winning comic series.


TUROK, SON OF STONE ARCHIVES VOLUME 5

Paul S. Newman (W), Alberto Giolitti (A), Ray Bailey (A), Rex Maxon (A), and Giovanni Ticci (A)

On sale Mar 17

FC, 216 pages $49.99

HC, 7" x 10"

Having wandered into a strange prehistoric valley, Indian braves Turok and Andar are cut off from their home and their tribe. While they seek a way home, they struggle to survive threatening honkers (dinosaurs!), man-eating plants, flying men who prey on land-dwellers, cavemen, volcanoes, swamps, and more!

• This volume collects issues #25–#29 of the Dell Comics run, and issue #30 (the first of the Gold Key Comics run), of Turok, Son of Stone. These classic adventures have not been seen since the early 1960s!
GROO: THE HOGS OF HORDER #3 (OF 4)

Mark Evanier (W), Sergio Aragonés (A), and Tom Luth (C)

On sale Jan 27

FC, 32 pages $3.99/Miniseries

If you thought things were bad in the land of Groo last month, just wait. This month makes last month look like it warranted a rousing chorus of “Happy Days Are Here Again”! Nothing Groo the Wanderer has ever done with his swords has achieved the unparalleled destruction now wrought by the bankers—an unlikely defeat indeed, and we are just as surprised as you are. This issue will make you tremble with fear and awe!
WEREWOLVES ON THE MOON: VERSUS VAMPIRES

Dave Land (W) and Matt and Shawn Fillbach (W/A)

On sale Mar 17

FC, 104 pages $12.99

TPB, 7" x 10"

Through all of history, on the night of the full moon, the bloodcurdling cries of werewolves have pierced the night sky. For centuries werewolves have had to content themselves with shortened forays of feral change as dictated by the source of their power—the moon! But all that is about to change as three werewolf friends—Ted, Jeff, and Stan—leave Earth and travel to the lunar surface in a quest to become Kings of the Moon! Unfortunately, Moon Patrol captain Maggie Pilgrim has other plans . . . as does the hive of vampires living on the dark side! Collects the three-issue miniseries.


INDIANA JONES OMNIBUS: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES VOLUME 3

Linda Grant (W), David Michelinie (W), Steve Ditko (A), Ricardo Villamonte (A), Bret Blevins (A), and others

On sale Mar 17

FC, 344 $24.99

TPB, 6" x 9"

The globetrotting hero born of George Lucas’s love for high-adventure 1930s fiction returns! Irreverent archaeologist Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones scours the furthest corners of the planet for priceless artifacts, hungry for knowledge about ancient civilizations and in a constant race to beat grave-robbing thieves to the goods. Though his quick wit, resourcefulness, and dashing good looks have gotten him this far, what happens when his Nazi foes attempt to wake the dead through sorcery? Join Steve Ditko and Linda Grant in this value-priced collection to find out!

• This volume also includes the official comics adaptation of The Last Crusade!
TARZAN ARCHIVES: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 5

Gaylord DuBois (W) and Jesse Marsh (A)

On sale Mar10

FC, 240 pages $49.99 HC, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"

In this volume, Tarzan fends off a scientist’s unnaturally sized jungle animals; protects Cathne, “the city of gold,” and its people from Tommy-gun-toting gangsters; outwits treacherous witch doctors and a truck-sized spider; discovers Egyptian ruins; and evades the dinosaurs of the lost land of Pal-ul-don while hunting for their eggs. The familiar faces of Boy, Jane, and Lieutenant Paul D’Arnot—a character fashioned after Jesse Marsh himself—return, and the recurring character Dr. MacWhirtle, a famed and eccentric paleontologist, is introduced for the first time!
DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH: NOTHING NEW FROM BRIAN EWING

Brian Ewing (W/A)

On sale Mar 3

FC, 112 pages $22.95

HC, 8 1/2" x 11"

Sharp as broken glass, smooth as a polished skull, dark as the other side of the moon—this is the art of Brian Ewing, one of the leading-edge visual voices of graphic pop surrealism and the exploding rock-poster scene. Don’t Hold Your Breath is the first collection of Ewing’s stunning catalog, featuring posters, illustrations, and album covers for Bad Religion, Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica, Detective Comics, My Chemical Romance, the Bouncing Souls, Brand New, the Melvins, Warped Tour, the New Yorker, High on Fire, The Strokes, Fall Out Boy, and many more. Plus original art prints, skate decks, shirt designs, zombie masks, and skulls, skulls, skulls! Foreword by Kevin Lyman, creator of the Warped Tour.


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BLACKSAD VOLUME 1 HC

Juan Díaz Canales (W) and Juanjo Guarnido (A)

On sale Mar 24

FC, 184 pages $29.99

HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"

Private investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery, digging into the backstories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear secrets. Guarnido’s sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving in fascinating tales of conspiracy, racial tension, and the “red scare” Communist witch hunts of the time. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in these pages, and industry colleagues no less than Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale are fans!

Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life, his stories are, simply put, unforgettable.
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND: THE POP WONDERLAND SERIES

Michiyo Hayano (W) and POP (A)

On sale Mar 24

FC, 40 pages $16.99

HC, 10 1/8" x 8 1/4"

Lewis Carroll’s universally known story of a little girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a magical wonderland is given a new spin in this lushly illustrated version of the classic tale.

Alice was sitting in a field reading when a white rabbit scampered by. She didn’t know what was odder: that the rabbit was running on its hind legs, wearing a jacket, and carrying a pocket watch, or that it was talking, shouting, “I’m late! I’m late!” From the moment she decided to follow the rabbit into his rabbit hole, Alice was transported to a fantastical place called Wonderland, where anything was possible. All of the familiar characters are here: the Hatter, the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, and the wicked Queen of Hearts.
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B.P.R.D.: KING OF FEAR #1 (OF 5)

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), John Arcudi (W), Guy Davis (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Jan 13

FC, 32 pages $2.99/Miniseries

After the defeat of the mystic Memnan Saa, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense—on the outs with the United States government after the bloodstained rescue of Liz Sherman—embarks to the Ural Mountains, the site of B.P.R.D.: Hollow Earth, to put the frog menace to rest once and for all.

Meanwhile, Kate Corrigan heads to Hunte Castle in Austria, where Hellboy killed the Conqueror Worm, on her own rescue mission—to save ectoplasmic special agent Johann Kraus, possessed by the ghost of Lobster Johnson.

Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, and drawn by 2009 Eisner winner Guy Davis, B.P.R.D.: King of Fear wraps up the Scorched Earth trilogy, which started with The Warning and The Black Goddess.
HELLBOY VOLUME 9: THE WILD HUNT

Mike Mignola (W), Duncan Fegredo (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Mar 10

FC, 192 pages $19.99

TPB, 7" x 10"

When ancient giants begin to reawaken in the British Isles, Hellboy is invited to join an ancient band of fellow monster hunters called the Wild Hunt and help bring them down. But an unexpected betrayal sends Hellboy after a quarry far more deadly: the Queen of Blood, first seen in 2007’s best-selling Hellboy: Darkness Calls. This newly reborn evil has her murderous sights set on all of humanity, and the only way Hellboy can stop her is to finally confront the truth about his own dark heritage.


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #31:

Joss Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Cover), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)

On sale Jan 6

FC, 40 pages $2.99/Ongoing

After Willow unearths giant Tibetan goddesses to help in the fight against Twilight and his disposable soldiers, the Slayers are forced to retreat when the goddesses go AWOL and attack indiscriminately. Without powers the Slayers are unable to keep up the fight against missile fire, grenade launchers, and tanks. It would seem that all is lost, and Buffy—all alone—must make her last stand on a battlefield covered in the bodies of friends and foes.

Series artist Georges Jeanty reunites with Buffy creator Joss Whedon for this very special Season Eight one-shot.


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT VOLUME 6: RETREAT

Jane Espenson (W), Joss Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)

On sale Mar 3

FC, 168 pages $15.99

TPB, 7" x 10"

Buffy Season Eight Volume 6 showcases the first retreat of the Slayer legion. Vampires have solid footing at the top of the totem and Slayers have been crushed to the bottom—in short, no one likes Buffy anymore . . . least of all this season’s mysterious Big Bad, Twilight, who is hot on her magical trail!

Now that it’s the world against Slayers, Buffy must find a way to return the status quo to… status quo — and keep her girls alive long enough to do it! Enter Oz, the only person/werewolf Buffy knows who is down with the suppression of magic, and can take the Slayer army off of Twilight’s magic-specific radar.

With Oz’s assistance, the Slayers and Wiccans try to become “normal” through meditation and hard labor—although, not everyone sees the advantage of being magicless, namely, Willow, Giles, and Andrew. And they could be right. After all, is a peaceful life for a Slayer even possible? Collects issues #26-#30 of the ongoing series.


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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT VOLUME 1: THE LONG WAY HOME

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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT VOLUME 4: TIME OF YOUR LIFE

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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER PANEL TO PANEL

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MESMO DELIVERY

Rafael Grampá (W/A) and Marcus Penna (A)

On sale Mar 3

FC, 80 pages $9.99

TPB, 7" x 10"

When the Mesmo Delivery truck rolls into town, a heap of trouble is sure to follow.

Eisner Award-winning artist Rafael Grampá (5, Hellblazer) makes his full-length comics debut with the critically acclaimed graphic novel Mesmo Delivery—a kinetic, bloody romp starring Rufo, an ex-boxer; Sangrecco, an Elvis impersonator; and a ragtag crew of overly confident drunks who pick the wrong delivery men to mess with.

• Mesmo Delivery features an extended sketchbook section from creator Rafael Grampá and pinups from top comics creators Eduardo Risso, Mike Allred, Craig Thompson, Gabriel Bá and Fabio Moon! Introduction by Brian Azzarello.


SHINJUKU

Mink (W) and Yoshitaka Amano (A)

On sale Mar 31

FC, 160 pages $24.99

HC, 10 5/8" x 10 5/8"

Writer and director Christopher “mink” Morrison (Dust) and legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D) join forces to craft an unforgettable tale of destiny, danger, and hard-boiled sorcery, featuring over a hundred original paintings by Amano!

In the year 2020, bounty hunter Daniel Legend finds himself tracking a quarry of a different kind: his long-lost sister. Armed only with his wits, his gun, and a mysterious postcard, Daniel makes his way to the heart of the seedy Shinjuku district of Tokyo, where a clash between two underworlds—the criminal and the infernal—threatens the very fabric of reality.

• Shinjuku marks the first totally original project by Yoshitaka Amano for Dark Horse Books.


OKIMONO KIMONO

Mokona (W/A), CLAMP

On sale Mar 24

FC, 128 pages $12.99

TPB, 5 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Here’s an exciting and charming addition to the CLAMP collection of works! CLAMP artist Mokona loves the art of traditional Japanese kimono. In fact, she designs kimono and kimono accessories herself and shares her love in Okimono Kimono, a fun and lavishly illustrated book full of drawings and illustrations, interviews (including an interview with Ami of the J-pop duo Puffy AmiYumi!), and even short manga stories from the CLAMP artists.

Fans of CLAMP will love Okimono Kimono for the personal glimpse of Mokona’s kimono obsession, and people who love the traditional Japanese arts will appreciate the love and detail Mokona puts into her work.

• Features an interview with Ami of Puffy AmiYumi.


GANTZ VOLUME 10

Hiroya Oku (W/A)

On sale Mar 31

b&w, 224 pages $12.99

TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"

Plots are starting to twist in the Gantz storyline! Has Kato disappeared forever? Who is this cute girl Kei’s falling in love with? Does someone on the Internet know the secret of Gantz? And who is this huge fighter roaming the streets of Japan looking for the greatest fighting challenge? Well, the challenge he’s looking for might come from the least likely of physical specimens.

So far, the story of Gantz knows few bounds when it comes to plot twists and a constantly changing cast. When it’s kill or be killed against a universe full of odd and resilient aliens, a lot of characters get killed off quickly. So far the most constant, and consistently evolving, character is Kei, a classic antihero. The question begins to set in . . . if Kei succeeds in fulfilling his contract with Gantz, will he be willing to give up these superhuman powers he’s begun to take for granted?

• Each volume of Gantz comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.


NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: THE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT VOLUME 4

Osamu Takahashi (W/A)

On sale Mar 10

b&w, 192 pages $9.99

TPB, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"

Despite the way “Baka Shinji” makes them boil, Asuka didn’t get her brains out of a gachapon machine, but from her mother, the brilliant but absent Dr. Kyoko Soryu. There could probably be less embarrassing places for a family reunion than at a drunken cherry- blossom-viewing party—but unfortunately, Asuka isn’t picking the occasion!


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STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS #12—HERO OF THE CONFEDERACY

Henry Gilroy (W), Steven Melching (W), Brian Koschak (A), Michael E. Wiggam (Cover), and Scott Hepburn (Cover)

On sale Jan 13

FC, 40 pages $2.99/Ongoing

Anakin Skywalker is recalled to active duty to deal with a Separatist pilot who has been wreaking havoc on the Republic’s fleets. But Anakin’s chance to prove himself comes at a high price: the enemy ace is a friend.

The costs of war have never been higher, and even Obi-Wan Kenobi’s desperate attempts to find a path to peace may come too late.


STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #49—DEMON PART 3 (OF 4)

John Jackson Miller (W), Brian Ching (P), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)

On sale Jan 20

FC, 40 pages $2.99/Ongoing

The penultimate chapter of the most epic Knights of the Old Republic story ever told!

It is do or die for former Padawan Zayne Carrick as he desperately tries to save Jarael’s life. He’ll call in favors from the Senate, the Mandalorian Cassus Fett, and Admiral Karath of the Republic Navy—but none can prepare him for what he’s about to face!




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