X-MEN: PHOENIX - WARSONG SC - Creators: Written by Greg Pak / Penciled by Tyler Kirkham / Cover by Marc Silvestri. Description: The sequel to the best-selling X-MEN: PHOENIX – ENDSONG! The Phoenix is back! Or is it? Something’s not quite right with the Stepford Cuckoos, and the X-Men better figure out what it is...and fast! Also, what does Weapon Plus have to do with all this? Collecting X-MEN: PHOENIX - WARSONG #1-5. 128pp pages. Publisher Rating: Rated T+.
YOUNG AVENGERS HC - Creators: Written by Allan Heinberg / Penciled by Jim Cheung & Andrea Divito / Cover by Jim Cheung. Description: In SIDEKICKS, in the wake of AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, a mysterious new group of teen super heroes appears. But who are they? Where did they come from? And what right do they have to call themselves the Young Avengers? And in FAMILY MATTERS, the newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut—but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: their parents. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super villains is child's play compared to maintaining their alter egos! Plus: The Young Avengers meet a familiar-looking teenage super human who just may be the key to their uncovering the truth about Wiccan’s parentage and secret origin. Meanwhile, Hulkling’s quest to discover the exact nature of his tie to the Avengers is interrupted when the Young Avengers finds themselves at war with one of the oldest and most powerful alien races in the Marvel Universe. And finally, discover the secret history of the Young Avengers when Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell investigate the kids’ origins for a special issue of The Pulse. Who were they and what were their lives like before they met Iron Lad? And what is the future of the team without him? Collecting YOUNG AVENGERS #1-12 and YOUNG AVENGERS SPECIAL. 312 pages. Publisher Rating: Rated T+.
YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #1 - Creators: Written by Ed Brubaker / Pencils by Paco Medina / Cover by Jim Cheung. Description: They’re back at last! Patriot, Hulkling, Wiccan, Vision, Stature and Hawkeye! Where have they been and what is their place in this new post-CIVIL WAR Marvel Universe? It will take six issues by six top creative teams to tell the tale! In this first installment, featuring PATRIOT, the grandson of the black Captain America struggles with his unresolved feelings about the death of Steve Rogers, and seeks out the Winter Soldier hoping to find some guidance. But who he’s looking for and who he finds may be two different things! By Eisner and Harvey Award-Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker and rising star Paco Medina. 32 pages. Publisher Rating: Rated T+.
FOOLKILLER #4 - [of 5] Creators: Written by Gregg Hurwitz / Pencils & Cover by Lan Medina. Description: “FOOL’S PARADISE,” PART 4: “FOOLPROOF” Move over Frank Castle, there’s a new vigilante in town. The Foolkiller has been brutally introduced to the human joke, and he wants to make sure fools everywhere take note. “A fool thinks himself wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” Shakespeare said that. He also said, “Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.” He was right both times. The devil is here, and he’s got his sights set on the Foolkiller. His name is Sickle Moon, and he’s not much to look at. But if you’ve seen him, you’re probably dead. 32 pages. Publisher Rating: Explicit Content. MR.
PUNISHER #54 - Creators: Written by Garth Ennis / Penciled by Goran Parlov / Cover by Tim Bradstreet. Description: “LONG COLD DARK,” PART 5. The wild conclusion to the bloodiest PUNISHER arc yet, as Frank Castle squares off against Barracuda for the final time! It ends here. No rule—or bone—will be left unbroken. And only one walks away. 32 pages. Publisher Rating: Explicit Content. MR.
ZOMBIE: SIMON GARTH #3 - [of 4] Creators: Written by Kyle Hotz /Art and Cover by Kyle Hotz. Description: We’re no food critics, but we knows what we likes: delicious living flesh! Warm, gushing blood! Organs and brains rich in nutrients! The zombie horde grows bigger, and the odds grow longer for the innocents caught in the eye of the undead storm. But the living dead have problems of their own! Lost in the woods, hunted by very human predators…and the only person who can save them from the living dead and from themselves is…a zombie? 32 pages. Publisher Rating: Explicit Content. MR.
AL CAPP'S COMPLETE SHMOO: THE COMIC BOOKS HC - B&W. Creators: Al Capp Studios (W/A) Description: First appearing in Al Capp’s “Li’l Abner” comic strip in 1948, the oddly shaped (and happily edible) Shmoo became an overnight phenomenon, spawning an unprecedented merchandising frenzy in the late forties and fifties. As part of the Dark Horse Archives series, ALL Shmoo comic book appearances are being collected for the first time ever in a deluxe hardcover edition! In addition to every issue of Shmoo Comics from 1949 and 1950, rare bonus stories, and Shmoo-centric advertisements from yesteryear, Al Capp’sComplete Shmoo: The Comic Books features an introduction and annotations by certified Shmoo-ologist Denis Kitchen. A persistent presence in pop culture, the selfless Shmoo has served humanity for decades—mostly by offering itself as food—but also by entertaining and tickling our funny bones like no other creature can. Treat yourself to these hilarious adventures, featuring Washable Jones, Super Shmoo, Frankenshmoo, Fu Manshmoo and truly a cast of thousands! This archival collection sports a new cover by Peter Poplaski. Scheduled to arrive in March. 176 pages. (7"x10 1/2")
SHMOO VINYL FIGURE - Description: Available again. Stands 8" tall, sporting a bright red ribbon.
ALIENS OMNIBUS VOL. 3 SC - Full Color. Creators: Ian Edginton (W), Peter Milligan (W), Jim Woodring (W), Dave Gibbons (W), Will Simpson (A), Paul Jophnson (A), Kilian Plunkett (A), Mike Mignola (A), and Various. Description: The old saying “You can’t unbreak an egg” holds true, especially when that egg unleashes an interstellar scourge, the dreaded Alien. But as dangerous and lethal as this species has proven itself time and time again, some men cannot resist the awful gravity of the creatures’ potential when merged with human science. and arrogance. and lust for power. But the cold contracts of these deals with the Devil also bring out the best in humanity, and the awful crucible of struggle against this interstellar cancer brings man closer to his neighbors. and to his God. Aliens Omnibus Volume 3 collects complete story arcs of Rogue by Ian Edginton and Will Simpson, and Labyrinth by Jim Woodring and Kilian Plunkett, and the acclaimed tale “Salvation,” written by Dave Gibbons and illustrated by the incomparable Mike Mignola. Scheduled to arrive in March. 376 pages. (6"x9")
APOCALYPSE NERD SC - B&W. Creators: Peter Bagge (W/A) Description: Software engineer Perry and his friend Gordo are two average suburban guys who just wanted to go camping in North Cascade Mountains near Seattle—but Kim Jung Il had other plans. Now Seattle is a smoldering nuclear wasteland and Perry and Gordo are about to be put to the test in ways they have never imagined. From the mind of acclaimed artist Peter Bagge comes a post-apocalyptic tale which will have you both laughing and gasping in horror! Scheduled to arrive in March. 120 pages. (7"x10")
B.P.R.D.: 1946 #1 - [of 5] Full Color. Creators: Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Joshua Dysart (W), Paul Azaceta (A), and Nick Filardi (C) Description: In the wake of the second world war, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm—occult investigator and guardian of the infant Hellboy—founded the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense to investigate and defuse the remains of the Axis’s sophisticated occult warfare projects and potential Soviet threats. Now, outfitted with a small band of war-weary Allied soldiers, Bruttenholm begins to unravel the mystery of the Nazi Occult Bureau’s greatest and most threatening initiatives: Project Vampir Sturm. 32 pages.
BERSERK VOL. 22 SC - B&W. Creators: Kentaro Miura (W/A) Description: The world of Guts, the Black Swordsman, is changing in a hurry. Though a demonic maelstrom has leveled the dreaded Tower of Conviction and ended the reign of terror of its grand inquisitor, Mozgus, peace has not returned to Midland. The Tower’s fall has heralded the unexpected return of Griffith, Guts’s former leader, last seen transformed from a shattered husk into one of the demon lords of the Godhand. But Griffith looks like his old self again—and with his dreams of carving out a kingdom by his own hand still intact. He’s raising a new Band of the Hawk, but this time he’s recruiting from the dark side to fulfill his deadly destiny! Each volume comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory. Scheduled to arrive in March. 224 pages. (5 1/8"x7 1/4") Publisher Rating: MATURE THEMES.
BLOOD PLUS VOL. 1: FIRST KISS SC - B&W. Creators: Ryo Ikehata (W) and Chizu Hashii (A) Description: Suffering from extreme amnesia, high school student Saya Otonoshi can’t remember anything from her life beyond the last year. Living with a foster family outside a military base in Okinawa, Japan, Saya’s attempts to live a normal life are shattered when a Chiropteran, a horrific vampire-like monster, attacks her. Saved at the last minute by a mysterious man named Hagi, Saya is presented with a sword that awakens in her a warrior’s skills and bloodlust, and sets her on a course that will lead her to the answers of her missing memories, and into battle against a race of creatures intent on destroying the world. The epic adventure that began in the groundbreaking film Blood: the Last Vampire and has continued through the worldwide phenomenon TV series Blood+ is brought to life in this all-new series of novels adapting the hit show. Saya’s journey of horror, magic, romance and mystery will stretch across time and around the world, expanding on the television series with new characters, new adventures and breathtaking action. Featuring sixteen pages of illustrations by series character designer Chizu Hashii. Scheduled to arrive in March. 224 pages. (5 1/8"x7 1/4")
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #10 - Full Color. Creators: Joss Whedon (W), Cliff Richards (P), Andy Owens (I), Dave Stewart (C), Georges Jeanty (Cover), and Jo Chen (Cover) Description: Buffy and Willow Meet A Demon Who Reveals A Dim Future, Forcing The Two To Reflect On Their Past. Meanwhile, Back In Scotland, Dawn Confides In Xander The Deed That Led To Her Mysterious Growth Spurt. Series Creator Joss Whedon Writes Buffy Season Eight #10 With Veteran Buffy Artist Cliff Richards Serving As Guest Penciller. Covers by Georges Jeanty and J Ochen Sent Randomly Unless Ordered As A Set. 40 pages.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #10 (2-COVER SET) - Full Color. Creators: Joss Whedon (W), Cliff Richards (P), Andy Owens (I), Dave Stewart (C), Georges Jeanty (Cover), and Jo Chen (Cover) Description: Buffy and Willow Meet A Demon Who Reveals A Dim Future, Forcing The Two To Reflect On Their Past. Meanwhile, Back In Scotland, Dawn Confides In Xander The Deed That Led To Her Mysterious Growth Spurt. Series Creator Joss Whedon Writes Buffy Season Eight #10 With Veteran Buffy Artist Cliff Richards Serving As Guest Penciller. Covers by Georges Jeanty and J Ochen Sent Randomly Unless Ordered As A Set. 40 pages.
CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOL. 14 SC - Full Color. Creators: Roy Thomas (W) and John Buscema (A) Description: Conan faces his most arduous adventure yet as he matches his wits and brawn against the very forces of nature itself—no small task, even for a man who's done battle with wizards, otherworldly beasts, and ancient gods. But will the strength of steel really be enough against such powers? All this plus the tenth anniversary story by Roy Thomas and John Buscema, this volume marks the end of an era—collecting the final issues of Roy Thomas’s celebrated run on Conan the Barbarian. Featuring completely re-mastered color, this volume is a must for fans of classic sword and sorcery! Collects Conan the Barbarian Issues # 108-115. Scheduled to arrive in March. 160 pages. (7"x10")
COLOR OF RAGE VOL. 1 SC - B&W. Creators: Kazuo Koike (W) and Seisaku Kano (A) Description: Two slaves free themselves from a slave ship, one a Japanese man, the other an African American. After escaping they find themselves on the shore of Edo-era Japan, a society with a strong chaste system, isolated from the world. How will the Japanese people perceive this giant black man, how will they survive? But first things first, how will they get these shackles off their feet? Fans of Kazuo Koike know how he loves to turn out a sensational samurai-era yarn with a certain sense of chauvinist violence and pulpy sexiness, and Color of Rage is by no means a slacker in these categories. Drafted by pinup artist and mangaka Seisaku Kano, Color of Rage features plenty of action, fighting, blood, sexiness, and more fighting. Each issue comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory. Scheduled to arrive in March. 416 pages. (5"x7") Publisher Rating: MATURE THEMES.
CONAN #48 - Full Color. Creators: Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (A), Richard Isanove (C), and Cary Nord (Cover) Description: Conan finds himself embroiled in a political struggle turned bloody between a naive young prince and a sinister sorcerer who calls upon the god of the underworld to help aid him in building an army of demonic abominations, intent on conquering not just his own kingdom, but all of Hyboria! But that’s not the only danger that threatens to destroy Conan’s world. Little does he know, a piece of his past still follows him, stalking the Cimmerian with the patience of the grave. All roads lead to the doomed city of Yaralet in this stunning adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s lost fragment “The Hand of Nergal.” 32 pages.
CONAN VOL. 5: ROGUES IN THE HOUSE SC - Full Color. Creators: Timothy Truman (W), Cary Nord (A), and Tomás Giorello (A) Description: The Cimmerian finds himself ensnared in the dark intrigues of a city-state where the powerful will stoop to any depths to keep what they have stolen. When a young, idealistic noble offers Conan a ticket to freedom in exchange for a favor, Conan leaps at the opportunity—and into a labyrinth where he must fight to keep not only his word, but his very life. A favorite of fans and critics alike, the seminal Conan story “Rogues in the House” first appeared in Weird Tales. Now, writer Timothy Truman and artist Cary Nord bring you the tale of the Red Priest, as you’ve never seen it before. Collects Conan #37, 38, 41-44. Scheduled to arrive in March. 160 pages. (7"x10")
DARK HORSE: TWENTY YEARS OF COMICS HC - Full Color. Creators: Mike Richardson (W), Frank Miller (W), Paul Chadwick (W), Mike Mignola (A), Arthur Adams (A), Eric Powell (A), and More. Description: Relist. Previous orders are cancelled. Over the course of its two-decade publishing history, Dark Horse has blazed a trail through the comics industry, setting the precedent for creative freedom and creator rights while consistently delivering the most daring and cutting-edge graphic storytelling. To commemorate the milestone, we take a look back at the writers, artists, and characters that have made Dark Horse the international publishing presence it has become, and a look ahead at the up-and-coming talents that will influence generations to follow. Dark Horse Comics, twenty years down and we’re only getting started! Dark Horse: Twenty Years of Comics is a hardcover anthology showcasing the highlights from the publisher’s first two decades. Featuring excerpts from over forty stories, including Sin City, Black Cross, Concrete, and Hellboy, the book focuses on the work of comics luminaries such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Adam Hughes, Joe Kubert, Will Eisner, Joss Whedon, Eric Powell, and more. Scheduled to arrive in March. 448 pages. (7"x10")
DEADLANDER #4 - [of 4] Full Color. Creators: Kevin Ferrara. Description: The multi-talented Kevin Ferrara saves the best for last in The Deadlander #4! The plan is set! The cavalry, the witch, and the Deadlander are on a collision course! But nothing is ever easy for our undead six-gunner. And the witch has a plan of her own—to salvage the Crown of Souls and trade it for her own god-like immortality. With a surprise hallucinogenic encounter with the undead to end things up, this one is as awesomely weird as it gets! A rocking final installment of the The Deadlander in the best Wrightson and Frazetta tradition! 32 pages.
EMPOWERED VOL. 3 SC - B&W. Creators: Adam Warren (W/A) Description: As if life as an often-struggling superheroine weren’t already hard enough, now costumed crimefighter “Empowered” discovers that another female superhero is ripping off her distress-prone persona—and cashing in, big-time! Even worse, her relationship with live-in boyfriend (and semi-reformed Witless Minion) Thugboy has run afoul of an extremely literal set of “power issues” ! Worse yet, a singularly bloodthirsty and ruthless ninja clan is gunning—no, make that shurikening—for Emp’s best friend and karaoke partner, Ninjette! Can our unlucky but still plucky heroine prevail over all these obstacles as well as the further threats posed by foreign fanfiction outrages, her own supersuit’s attempts to manipulate her self-esteem, and the revelation of (gasp!) her real name? Shrink-wrapped to guard impressionable young minds from the awesome naughtiness within! Scheduled to arrive in March. 208 pages. (6"x9") Publisher Rating: MATURE THEMES.
EVIL DEAD #1 - [of 4] Full Color. Creators: Mark Verheiden (W) and John Bolton (A) Description: “We’re gonna get you! We’re gonna get you!” Writer Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, My Name Is Bruce) and illustrator John Bolton (God Save the Queen, Harlequin Valentine) present an exciting EXPANSION on the classic horror film that introduced us to the powerful Book of the Dead, the relentlessly violent deadites, and Ash—one resilient, blood-stained survivor. Now an iconic horror hero, relive Ash’s first visit to the cabin that brought him face to face with the delectably deranged deadites who possessed his girlfriend and friends. and turned “the perfect place to get laid” into a house of fear and fury. Return to the original nonstop gore-fest and experience the thrills, gags, and gagging anew, with unexpected new directions, additional scenes, and Bolton’s jaw-dropping new paintings. This is a four-issue, fully authorized celebration of the original Evil Dead film that started Raimi and Campbell down their paths of gory glory, brought to you by Dark Horse’s Verheiden/Bolton storytelling dream team! This first issue also features a brilliantly disturbing Evil Dead-inspired color pinup by artist Al Columbia (Biologic Show, 23 Skidoo) 32 pages.
FEAR AGENT: HATCHET JOB #3 - [of 5] Full Color. Creators: Rick Remender (W), Jerome Opeña (P), and Michelle Madsen (C) Description: While investigating the fate of Charlotte and her crew Heath follows a series of clues that leave him stranded on a haunted planet surrounded by soul eating ghouls. When a terrible plot by a traitor in their midst is uncovered Heath and Char must find a way off the ghost world to warn the remaining human population of the danger. 32 pages.
GOON #21 - Full Color. Creators: Eric Powell (W/A) Description: The Priest’s madness and use of forbidden magic has finally drawn the attention of his unearthly kin. When a powerful member of the Priest’s race appears to investigate the disturbances, he discovers more than he bargained for. And he's prepared to turn the town on it’s ear to exploit what he finds. 32 pages.
GRENDEL: BEHOLD THE DEVIL #3 - [of 8] B&W. Creators: Matt Wagner. Description: Hunter Rose and the mysterious wolf Argent clash in bloody combat high above the streets of New York! A previously secret chapter in the life of the original Grendel unfolds courtesy of writer and artist Matt Wagner! Pursued by a presence he cannot pinpoint or define, the usually confident assassin and criminal mastermind Hunter Rose becomes increasingly uncomfortable in his own skin. Even a walk in Central Park with his adopted daughter Stacy does little to calm his frazzled mind. When an unexpected confrontation with his nemesis Argent reveals it isn’t the wolf who’s troubling him, Grendel must ask—who is haunting Hunter Rose? 24 pages.
HARVEY COMICS CLASSICS VOL. 3: HOT STUFF SC - Full Color & B&W. Creators: Leslie Cabarga (Editor and Designer) and Jerry Beck (Introduction) Description: Who’s the hot-headed little devil with a tail as pointed as his personality? It’s Hot Stuff! This adorably mischievous imp has delighted comics fans since the 1950s, and now Dark Horse is proud to present a new collection of over 100 of the funniest (and hottest!) classic Harvey Comics cartoons featuring Hot Stuff and his pals. Harvey Comics Classics Volume 3: Hot Stuff brings back the beautifully imaginative artwork, inspired humor, and long-out-of-print stories featuring the adventures of the sprightly little demon, his pals the Devil Kids, Stumbo the Giant and other timeless favorites. Scheduled to arrive in March. 480 pages. (7"x10")
LANKHMAR BOOK 5: SWORDS OF LANKHMAR SC - Creators: Fritz Leiber (W) Description: A plague of rats overrun Lankhmar, the capitol city and glittering gem of the land of Nehwon. Commissioned to guard a ship of grain from the cursed rodents, brothers-in-arms Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser soon discover the plague has progressed to a fatal point. Mustering the strength of sorcery, they descend into the depths of Lankhmar and rise to battle in order to save the soul of the ill-fated city. Scheduled to arrive in March. 256 pages. (51/4"x8")
LOBSTER JOHNSON: IRON PROMETHEUS #5 - [of 5] Full Color. Creators: Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Jason Armstrong (A), and Dave Stewart (C) Description: The Lobster returns for the gripping conclusion to The Iron Prometheus, where he battles a fearsome criminal mastermind and Nazis on the Jersey Shore, in an attempt to waylay a mysterious prophecy. Mike Mignola and artist Jason Armstrong (Ferro City, The Sensational Spiderman) delve into the life and times of Lobster Johnson—of Helboy and B.P.R.D fame—in this noir-adventure that pits The Lobster against human thugs and other worldly creatures alike. 32 pages.
MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN SC - Full Color. Description: Available again. B-movie megastar Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, and Bubba Ho-Tep fame comes to comics with this adaptation of his upcoming feature film. Campbell not only co-wrote the film with David Goodman, but directed and starred in it as well. However, in order to see his vision realized unadulterated by budgetary constraints, Campbell put the version of the script he wanted to shoot into the hands of artists Rick Remender and Hilary Barta. Man with the Screaming Brain tells the story of a wealthy American businessman determined to exploit the crippled economy of a former Soviet state torn between communist roots and capitalist greed. But Campbell's character soon finds himself in the grip of a mad scientist with a twisted brain-transplant scheme worthy of Dr. Frankenstein. 104 pages. (7"x10")