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Are you a gamer? A Slayer? A follower of the Force? Dark Horse Comics knows a thing or two about what it means to be a fan. Since it launched in 1986, this comics powerhouse has devoted its vast creative energy to the artists and storytellers whose work you see here, including blockbuster franchises like Star Wars and Hellboy; cult classics like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Frank Miller’s Sin City; and stunning epic adventures like Lone Wolf and Cub; B.P.R.D., and The Goon.
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Star Wars Volume 1: In the Shadow of Yavin

Brian Wood

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebels are hounded by the Empire. Suspecting a spy in their ranks, Princess Leia forms a secret X-wing squadron—which includes Luke Skywalker—to expose the spy and find a safe home. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca are sent on a covert mission! Collects Star Wars #1–#6 and Free Comic Book Day 2013.

BRIAN WOOD! ALEX ROSS! CLASSIC STAR WARS!

* The perfect starting point for new readers!

“It all just feels like Star Wars, and for a franchise that has been around for over 30 years, D’Anda somehow finds a way to inject new life into it.”—Complex

300

Frank Miller
The armies of Persia—a vast horde greater than any the world has ever known—are poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of madness and tyranny. Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction are a tiny detachment of but three hundred warriors. Frank Miller's epic retelling of history's supreme moment of battlefield valor is finally collected in its intended format—each two-page spread from the original comics is presented as a single undivided page.

The Strain Volume 3: The Fall

David Lapham

Unable to kill the MasterÜthe powerful vampire behind the epidemic infesting New York CityÜDr. Ephraim Goodweather begins to self-destruct as battle lines are drawn. It�s now up to a handful of humansÜan ailing pawnbroker, an exterminator, a scientist, a gangbanger, and an alcoholicÜto stop an ancient evil from devouring the human race! This collection includes issues #1_#4 of the acclaimed series and the short story featured in Dark Horse Presents.

* Soon to be a TV show on FX!

* The Strain Trilogy continues with THE FALL!

Mass Effect: Foundation Volume 1

Mac Walters

Introducing Rasa, a mysterious agent working behind the scenes for the Illusive Man and his human-survivalist paramilitary group, Cerberus! First, learn how she began her life as a covert operativeÜthen, follow her investigations and witness formative events in the lives of signature characters Urdnot Wrex, Ashley Williams, and Kaidan Alenko! Collects issues #1_#4 of the Foundation series.

* From Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 2 and 3!

* Art by Tony Parker and Mass Effect veteran Omar Francia!

* Ties into the Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC pack!

* Return to the Citadel!

Axe Cop Volume 5: Axe Cop Gets Married and Other Stories

Malachai Nicolle

After a messy divorce with Abraham Lincoln, Axe Cop is determined to find a new wife to help raise his newly adopted bat and monkey children in Axe Cop Gets Married! Also features the epic bowzer battle story The Dogs, multiple _Ask Axe Copî episodes, guest comics, _Axe Cop Presents,î and much more awesomeness!

* Axe Cop Volume 1 has sold over 20,000 copies to date!

* Winner of a 2012 YALSA award!

* Foreword by Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)

Plants vs. Zombies

Paul Tobin

Nineteen years ago, a parasitic fungal outbreak killed the majority of the world’s population, forcing survivors into a handful of quarantine zones. Thirteen-year-old Ellie has grown up in this violent, postpandemic world, and her disrespect for the military authority running her boarding school earns her new enemies, a new friend in fellow rebel Riley, and her first trip into the outside world.

* The official lead-in to the game from Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike—A Dark Place

Victor Gischler

Fresh from his latest attempt to get Buffy to act on her feelings for him, Spike has fled to the dark side of the moon. His trip leads him to a group of dangerous demons and a rude awakening from his reverie, which in turn leads him on an unexpected adventure to . . . Sunnydale! Collecting Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike—A Dark Place #1–#5.

* Cover by Jo Chen!

* A crucial episode in Season 9!

Dr. Horrible

Zack Whedon
Based on the Emmy Award-winning web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, this collection of stories written by Zack Whedon (Deadwood, Fringe) chronicles some of the earliest adventures in the lives of archenemies Captain Hammer and Dr. Horrible.

This anthology solves many unanswered questions left over from the show. For instance: What event inspired Dr. Horrible to become the world's greatest criminal mastermind? Why is Penny, the beautiful girl from the Laundromat, still single? How can you, the reader, be like blustering do-gooder Captain Hammer? And why is Horrible's sidekick, Moist, so . . . um . . . well, you'll find out!

* Collects the first issue of Dr. Horrible with all three digital comics from MySpace Dark Horse Presents.

* Includes a never-before-seen sixteen-page story, about the top secret organization The Evil League of Evil.

* Dark Horse's Dr. Horrible iTunes app rose to number one in twenty-four hours, Beating out the Bible and Dr. Seuss!

Willow Volume 1: Wonderland

Jeff Parker

Armed with BuffyÕs broken scythe, Willow has entered another dimension and begun a quest to somehow, someway, against all odds, bring magic back to Earth. She must keep her darkest self at bay while she battles demonsÑthe scaly and horned type as well as her own! Collects the five-issue miniseries.

Season 9 continues with WillowÕs story!

ÒChing, much like Parker, captures the essence of Willow Rosenberg and adds the magic (and the monsters) to the mystical wonderland in which our witch finds herself stranded.ÓÑiFanboy

ÒBrian ChingÕs attractive artwork has strong transitions and his drawing of Buffyverse characters strikes a great balance between recognizable faces and keeping his own distinctive line intact. Michelle MadsenÕs colors are also easy on the eye.Ó ÑComic Book Resources

Art of Remember Me

Aleksi Briclot

Just in time for the hotly anticipated action puzzler’s release, Dark Horse, Capcom, and Dontnod Entertainment invite fans to explore the intricate, enigmatic dystopia of Remember Me! Guided by the game’s creators, readers will traverse the darkly beautiful avenues and alleyways of 2084 Neo-Paris and examine the complex technology that enables memory hunters to manipulate and remix the innermost secrets of society’s most powerful leaders. Dontnod founder and comics veteran Aleksi Briclot sheds light on the genius that inspired the creation of this alluring, daring, and dangerous new universe!

* Sure to be one of the gaming highlights of 2013!

* Introductions by the game’s creative and art directors!

* Experience the creation of Remember Me’s innovative, arresting visuals!

Astro Boy 1 & 2

Osamu Tezuka
Dark Horse proudly presents one of the crown jewels of manga--Astro Boy! Created by the late Osamu Tezuka, a revered animator and cartoonist (who created over 150,000 pages of comics in his career!) considered the Walt Disney of Japan, Astro Boy was the first manga series to be adapted to animation and became a worldwide phenomenon, making Astro Boy the Mickey Mouse of anime-a jet-powered, super-strong, evil-robot-bashing, alien-invasion-smashing Mickey Mouse, that is! Exciting, whimsical, and touching, Astro Boy hearkens back to the classic era of comics and animation, featuring stories that readers young and old will enjoy.

* This special edition combines the first two volumes of the collected Astro Boy, in one value-priced collection!

Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1

Various

For Dragon Age newcomers, this comprehensive volume brings you up to speed on everything you need to know about the regions, religions, monsters, magic, and more! For dedicated fans, never before have the secrets of BioWare’s epic fantasy been revealed so completely and so compellingly!

* Filled with never-before-seen art by the creators of the games!

* New Dragon Age game coming in 2013!

* From the writers and artists of the Dragon Age games.

The definitive guide!

Ghost: In the Smoke and Din

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Super Natural!

One warm night in Chicago’s Resurrection Cemetery, paranormal investigators Vaughn and Tommy accidentally summon a beautiful, transparent woman. Their search for her true identity uncovers a dark, hidden history of the city and a deadly alliance between political corruption and demonic science! In the middle of it all stands a woman trapped between two worlds! Collects Ghost #0-#4.

* Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel).

* Phil Noto (Angel & Faith, X-23).

“Kelly Sue DeConnick provides further evidence of why she’s so highly rated amongst other comic book professionals with [Ghost], a story that I struggle to classify, despite enjoying what I’ve read so far.” —Comic Bastards

Groo: Hell on Earth

Mark Evanier
Groo is BACK! And, oddly enough, that might not be the biggest disaster looming over the planet. It seems that things are getting hotter everywhere . . . that is, in those places where it isn't getting colder than ever before! The usual suspectsSergio Aragones and Mark Evanieronce again join forces to bring you a sidesplitting tale of the world's stupidest barbarian. Unfortunately, there might not be much world left by the end of their story!

* ". . . it goes without saying that Aragones' art is wonderful. He hasn't lost a step over the years, and may even be doing the best work of his career here . . . " ComicsBulletin.com

* "Commemorating his 25th anniversary, Groo stands tall as a comic icon, and if you've never followed the character before, now is a good time to jump on!" Wizard Magazine

Halo: Initiation

Brian Reed

Halo®—one of the most iconic video game franchises in history—comes to Dark Horse!

Before she was a supersolider defending humanity as part of the Spartan-IV program, Sarah Palmer was an ODST—Orbital Drop Shock Trooper—carrying out the most dangerous missions behind enemy lines!

Join her on her dramatic journey from the ranks of humanity’s toughest leathernecks to the highest echelon of elite warriors in the galaxy. Collects the three-issue miniseries.

* A new era of Halo® comics begins at Dark Horse!

* The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!

* From one of the writers on Halo 4—comics veteran Brian Reed!

House of Gold and Bones

Corey Taylor

In a nightmarish world, the Human finds himself at a crossroads as wild adventure ensues and he's thrust into a morphing landscape of rolling hills, dense forest, and an ominous Crimson City. Chased by a crazed mob and mysterious characters neither friend nor foe, the Human takes an unexpected journey that will lead to his salvation… or damnation. Collects the four-issue miniseries.

* Inspired by the Stone Sour album House of Gold & Bones Parts 1 and 2.

* Includes variant covers by Frank Quitely, Kylz Hotz, Steve Morris, and Richard Clark.

" House of Gold and Bones #1 explores the fear of the unknown in interesting ways. Though the issue leaves a lot of unanswered questions, I look forward to reading how Taylor will develop the mystery." - Bloody Disgusting

The Last of Us: American Dreams

Neil Druckman

The confusing-yet-brilliant inventor known only as Crazy Dave helps his niece, Patrice, and young adventurer Nate Timely fend off a “fun-dead” neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon! Winner of over thirty “Game of the Year” awards, Plants vs. Zombies is now determined to shuffle onto all-ages bookshelves to tickle funny bones and thrill . . . brains.

* The first Plants vs. Zombies comic book!

* Collecting all Plants vs. Zombies digital comics into one nifty hardcover!

* Tobin and Chan take us on an original Plants vs. Zombies adventure!

Mass Effect Volume 1: Redemption

Mac Walters
The eagerly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster science-fiction epic 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 this graphic novel-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.

* Mass Effect Volume 1 features essential developments in the Mass Effect gaming saga, plus a special behind-the-scenes section with sketches and more.

* Collects the four-issue miniseries.

* Retailers, see your order form for a special offer.

Download Mass Effect: Redemption for your iPhone/iTouch! Click here for more information!

Mind MGMT: Volume 1

Matt Kindt

Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the topsecret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight’s missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest success—and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees? Collects MIND MGMT #1#6.

“Matt Kindt is the man. Superb series.” —Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prizewinning author

Milk and Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad Hardcover

Evan Dorkin
A carton of hate. A wedge of spite. A comic book of idiotic genius. The Eisner Award-winning dairy duo returns in this deluxe hardcover collecting every single stupid Milk and Cheese comic ever made from 1989 to 2010, along with a sh*t ton of supplemental awesomeness. This has everything you need! Don't judge it—love it! Or else!

• Look for brand-new stories by Evan Dorkin in upcoming Dark Horse Presents issues!

• "Evan's calcium-rich creations are guaranteed to spread lactose intolerance everywhere."—David Mazzucchelli (Asterios Polyp, Batman: Year One)

Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago . . . Volume 1

Roy Thomas
Collecting the first twenty-six issues of the Marvel Comics Star Wars series that launched in 1977 (the same year as the first film), this first volume of Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago . . . is a must have for any Star Wars fan!

Future volumes will include material not previously collected along with the consecutively numbered Marvel run: the comics adaptation of Return of the Jedi, material from Marvel UK, the Droids and Ewoks series, and other rare Star Wars comics.

Star Wars: Darth Maul—Death Sentence

Tom Taylor

Fearsome Sith Lord Darth Maul, rescued and restored after surviving his confrontation with Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace, wreaks havoc through the galaxy with his brother Savage Opress!

When the brothers’ murderous rampage is interrupted by a bounty placed on their heads by Ja’Boag, the duo decides to target him—only to be met by a team of Jedi and Ja’Boag’s own private army! Collects the four-issue miniseries.

* Darth Maul vs. the galaxy!

Star Wars: Jedi Volume 1—The Dark Side

Scott Allie
Following a shocking political assassination, young Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn is dispatched to prevent the outbreak of a civil war on the homeworld of his Padawan Xanatos--whose father is king. For the headstrong Xanatos, this return to his home has dredged up hidden resentments and passionate emotions. It is a mission that will lead Qui-Gon into close contact with the dark side and start him on a quest that will have a major impact on the future of the Jedi Order!

* Danger and the dark side!

* With the release of Episode I in 3-D, rediscover the great Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn!

Terminator: 2029 to 1984

Zack Whedon
Before John Connor sent him back in time to save Sarah Connor from a T-800 with a grudge, Kyle Reese was just another man fighting to survive in a world overrun by Skynet and its terrifying army of killer cyborgs. Follow Kyle on his journey through the ravaged landscape of 2029, filled with T-800s, HKs, and rogue revolutionaries, to a world previously unimaginable to him—the glittering streets of Los Angeles in 1984!

Rising stars Zack Whedon and Andy MacDonald deliver explosive action in both the future and the past in this inspired reimagining of The Terminator. This volume collects The Terminator: 2029 #1–#3 and The Terminator: 1984 #1–#3.

• "Reese's gang of survivors is a likeable, hardened bunch who cracks wise in the ruin. Furthermore, Kyle's anecdote about the Terminators' sheer resilience is creepy and evocative."—io9.com

The Art of BioShock Infinite

Julian Murdoch

In The Art of BioShock Infinite, delve deeper into the city of Columbia—the fabled floating metropolis that serves as a beacon of technology and achievement for the early 1900s! This deluxe hardcover features production designs and concept illustrations focusing on main characters Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, and Songbird from the BioShock Infinite video game. See the evolution of Sky-Hooks, Heavy Hitters, the populace of Columbia, Vigors, airships, and much more!

* BioShock Infinite won over 75 video game awards, including Best Original Game and Best of Show!

* Introduction by creative director Ken Levine.

The Massive1: Volume 1: Black Pacific

Brian Wood

In this first volume of Brian Wood’s new, sprawling postapocalyptic epic, follow the crew of the Kapital from the flooded remnants of Hong Kong to Unalaska, with stops in Antarctica and Mogadishu, as post-Crash ethics and economics are explored across a broken world. Collecting issues #1–#6 of the series, plus three eight page stories from Dark Horse Presents.

* From New York Times best-selling author Brian Wood!

“I can’t wait to see more of The Massive.”—iFanboy

The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series Book OneÑAir

Michael DiMartino

Return to the world of Avatar!

This handsome hardcover contains hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen artwork created during the development of Season 1 of The Legend of Korra. With captions from Mike and Bryan throughout, this is an intimate look inside the creative process that brought the mystical world of bending and a new generation of heroes to life!

* Captions bycreators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko!

* Follow-up to smash hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender!

* Never-before-seen artwork!

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story

Vivek J. Tiwary
The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles—from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of “The Man Who Made The Beatles,” The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian himself died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, having helped The Beatles prove through “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” that pop music could be an inspirational art form. He was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town.

Conan Volume 1: The Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories

Kurt Busiek
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 192-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 #0-#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

Empowered Vol. 1: Volume 1

Adam Warren
Not only is costumed crimefighter "Empowered" saddled with a less-than-ideal superhero name, but she wears a skintight and cruelly revealing "supersuit" that only magnifies her body-image insecurities. Worse yet, the suit's unreliable powers are prone to failure, repeatedly leaving her in appallingly distressing situations . . . and giving her a shameful reputation as the lamest "cape" in the masks-and-tights business. Nonetheless, she pluckily braves the ordeals of her bottom-rung superheroic life with the help of her "thugalicious" boyfriend (and former Witless Minion) and her hard-drinking ninja girlfriend, not to mention the supervillainous advice from the caged alien demonlord watching DVDs from atop her coffee table . . .

From Adam Warren-writer/artist of the English-language Dirty Pair comics (the original "Original English-Language Manga" before OEL was cool), and writer of Livewires, Gen13, and Iron Man: Hypervelocity-comes Empowered, a butt-kicking, bootylicious superhero lampoon that raises the bar for long-john lust and low-brow laughs. Remove all previous notions of superhero entertainment from your puny mind . . . and prepare to be Empowered!

* Adam Warren's work on The Dirty Pair is well-known to U.S. comics readers.

* Warren's skill as a writer has brought him a variety of high-profile assignments in recent years from Wildstorm, DC, and Marvel.

For Mature Readers.

Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite

Gerard Way
In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born to women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world."

These seven children form the Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.

• This volume collects the first six-issue series, as well as out-of-print short stories and an expanded sketchbook section featuring work by Gabriel Bá, James Jean, and Gerard Way.

• "Flawless...stylish, imaginative."—Newsarama

• Listed as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA).

• Amazon.com's #1 Graphic Novel of 2008!

• A New York Times bestseller!

Axe Cop Volume 1: Volume 1

Malachai Nicolle
Bad guys, beware! Evil aliens, run for your lives! Axe Cop is here, and he's going to chop your head off! We live in a strange world, and our strange problems call for strange heroes. That's why Axe Cop—along with his partner Flute Cop and their pet T. rex Wexter—is holding tryouts to build the greatest team of heroes ever assembled.

Created by five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his older brother, the cartoonist Ethan Nicolle, Axe Cop Volume 1 collects the entire original run of the hit webcomic that has captured the world's attention with its insanely imaginative adventures. Whether he's fighting gun-toting dinosaurs, teaming up with Ninja Moon Warriors, or answering readers' questions via his insightful advice column, "Ask Axe Cop," the adventures of Axe Cop and his incomparable team of crime fighters will delight and perplex even the most stoic of readers.

Axe Cop debuted in January 2010 to glowing reviews from Entertainment Weekly, Wired, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines.

• Comics website Newsarama said, "Axe Cop wins the award for best comic ever!"

Brody's Ghost Book 1

Mark Crilley
Brody hoped it was just a hallucination. But no, the teenaged ghostly girl who'd come face to face with him in the middle of a busy city street was all too real. And now she was back, telling him she needed his help in hunting down a dangerous killer, and that he must undergo training from the spirit of a centuries-old samurai to unlock his hidden supernatural powers. Thirteen-time Eisner nominee Mark Crilley joins Dark Horse to launch his most original and action-packed saga to date in Brody's Ghost, the first in a six-volume limited series.

* Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt's Plan B have acquired Miki Falls, a four-volume manga series created by Mark Crilley.

* Crilley is best known for his Akiko young-adult novels and comic books.

From the creator of the Eisner-nominated Akiko!

Creepy Archives Volume 1: Volume 1

Various

Gather up your wooden stakes, your blood-covered hatchets, and all the skeletons in the darkest depths of your closet, and prepare for a horrifying adventure into the darkest corners of comics history. Dark Horse Comics further corners the market on high quality horror storytelling with one of the most anticipated releases of the decade, a hardcover archive collection of legendary Creepy Magazine.

This groundbreaking material turned the world of graphic storytelling on its head in the early 1960s, as phenomenal young artists like Bernie Wrightson and Neal Adams reached new artistic heights with their fascinating explorations of classic and modern horror stories.

*Brilliant, classic Creepy stories from 1964-1966 raised from the dead after twenty-five years.

*Featuring work by such comics luminaries as Joe Orlando, Al Williamson, Alex Toth, and Frank Frazetta.

* Archive editions of Creepy will be the cornerstone of any comic-book library.

*Volume One reprints the first five terrifying issues of the magazine’s original run, reprinted in the original magazine size!

Dragon Age: The Silent Grove

David Gaider
Dragon Age: The Silent Grove is the perfect introduction to BioWare’s dark fantasy universe! In this essential, canonical story from David Gaider, lead writer of the games, King Alistair, accompanied only by rogues Isabela and Varric, embarks on a quest deep inside the borders of Antiva—a nation of assassins! Together, they will encounter a prison break, dragons, the mysterious Witch of the Wilds, and one of the greatest secrets in the history of the world!

* Story by David Gaider, lead writer of the Dragon Age games and novels!

* Collecting Dragon Age #1–#6!

Vampire Hunter D Volume 1

Hideyuki Kikuchi

12,090 A.D. It is a dark time for the world. Humanity is just crawling out from under three hundred years of domination by the race of vampires known as the Nobility. The war against the vampires has taken its toll; cities lie in ruin, the countryside is fragmented into small villages and fiefdoms that still struggle against nightly raids by the fallen vampires-and the remnants of their genetically manufactured demons and werewolves.

Every village wants a Hunter-one of the warriors who have pledged their laser guns and their swords to the eradication of the Nobility. But some Hunters are better than others, and some bring their own kind of danger with them...

From creator Hideyuki Kikuchi, one of Japan's leading horror authors with illustrations by renowned Japanese artist, Yoshitaka Amano, best known for his illustrations in Neil Gaiman's Sandman: The Dream Hunters and the Final Fantasy games.

Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War

Randy Stradley
A long-lost Predator clan stakes its claim for galactic dominance, intent on exterminating its rival clan, the self-same trophy hunters who have plagued Earth’s history. And if the advanced technology and military precision of this new threat weren’t enough, they have an even more terrifying weapon--a horde of Aliens under their malefic control. Earthmen must now side with the warriors who have relentlessly hunted them, but is the enemy of my enemy my friend or just another enemy waiting for its turn to strike?

* One of the most popular science-fiction/action franchises, spawning countless films, games, comics, and toys over three decades.

* Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War is the biggest action blowout yet, written by original AvP scribe Randy Stradley and illustrated by Rick Leonardi and Mark Pennington.

* Collects issues #1-#6 of the miniseries.

Predator: Prey to the Heavens

John Arcudi
The world's attention is focused painfully on a brutal third-world civil war, a merciless sectarian conflict sparing neither soldier nor civilian, grandmother nor child. But amidst the terror and carnage, where great nations and powerful interests jockey for position and advantage, another blood feud rages in the shadows, one no more humane but decidedly less human. Two warring tribes from the stars have chosen Earth's killing fields as their arena, with each clan sworn to eradicate the other . . . and all who stand between them. Each is the other's prey, each the other's Predator.

The hunt resumes as Dark Horse Books unleashes Predator once again into the graphic-fiction jungle. Features the creative team of writer John Arcudi (Aliens, B.P.R.D., Doom Patrol) and artist Javier Saltares (Aliens vs. Predator, Ghost Rider).

* Collects the hit 2009 Predator miniseries.

The Strain Volume 1: Volume 1

David Lapham

When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event—an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness. Collects issues #1-#6 of the ongoing series.

“This is one of the scariest comics on the stands, as genuine surprises await the reader at every turn of the page. Usually, such big reveals are left to the final moment, but with The Strain there’s almost a cliffhanger every few pages and that makes this series a truly surprising, and enjoyable, read.” —Broken Frontier

Avatar: The Last Airbender The Search part 1

Gene Luen Yang

For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one questionÑwhat happened to Fire Lord ZukoÕs mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team AvatarÑand the most unlikely ally of allÑto help uncover the biggest secret of his life.

* This is the perfect companion to The Legend of Korra!

* The official continuation of Airbender from its creators!

* Avatar: The Last AirbenderÑThe Promise soared to the top of sales charts!

Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction

Mike Mignola
Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster films. Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.

" ... 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

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Volume 1—Force Storm

John Ostrander

Here begins the tale of the dawn of the Jedi, the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago—before lightsabers, before hyperspace travel, before the Jedi spread throughout the galaxy, when connections to the Force were new.

On the planet Tython, a group of beings—scientists, philosophers, and warriors—strive to maintain peace and to balance the mystifying power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming, one who will disrupt the balance with his arrival and his own connection to the Force. Everything in their system is about to change . . . The doors to the galaxy have been opened! Collects Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi—Force Storm #1–#5.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 1: The Long Way Home: Volume 1

Joss Whedon
Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers—newly legion—have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains. Meanwhile, one of the "Buffy" decoy Slayers is going through major pain of her own.

Buffy creator Joss Whedon brings Buffy back to Dark Horse in this direct follow-up to Season 7 of the smash-hit TV series. The best-selling and critically acclaimed issues #1-#5 are collected here for the first time, as are their covers by Jo Chen and Georges Jeanty.

• Collects the first five issues of Season 8. Only available in comics!

• "The dialogue is Whedonesque and I can hear how the actors would read [their] lines. It's fun and witty and we're treated to more fantastical stories than the WB/UPN could ever pony up the money to do."—Comic Book Resources

• A New York Times best-selling series!

Frank Miller's Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye 3rd Edition

Frank Miller
The first volume of the crime-comic megahit that introduced the now-infamous Marv and spawned a blockbuster film returns in a newly redesigned edition, with a brand-new cover by Frank Miller-some of his first comics art in years!

It's a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But Marv doesn't care. There's an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie's dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she's been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame . . .

With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece!

* Over a million Sin City books in print!

* New cover by Frank Miller!

* With Miller and codirector Robert Rodriguez gearing up for Sin City 2, this third edition is being released at just the right time!

* The Hard Goodbye was the lead story in the Sin City film, starring Mickey Rourke as Marv!

Art of the Mass Effect Universe

Casey Hudson
The Mass Effect trilogy is a groundbreaking epic that has immersed gamers in one of science fiction's richest universes. Now BioWare and Dark Horse are proud to invite fans deeper than ever into the Mass Effect saga with The Art of the Mass Effect Universe! Featuring concept art and commentary by BioWare on the games' characters, locations, vehicles, weapons, and more (including Mass Effect 3) The Art of the Mass Effect Universe is the most complete companion available to gaming's most compelling series!

Jam

Yahtzee Croshaw

We were prepared for an earthquake. We had a flood plan in place. We could even have dealt with zombies. Probably.

But no one expected the end to be quite so . . . sticky . . . or strawberry scented.

Yahtzee Croshaw (Mogworld, Zero Punctuation Reviews) returns to print with a follow-up to his smash-hit debut: Jam, a dark comedy about the one apocalypse no one predicted.

* The hilarious new novel by the author of Mogworld!

* Croshaw's Zero Punctuation Reviews is the most viewed video game review on the web!

* For lovers of bizarre horror and unforgettable characters!

“[Croshaw is] able to pull off slapstick comedy in print, and that's no easy feat.” –ComicsAlliance

Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 1: The Assassin's Road

Kazuo Koike
Dark Horse Comics is proud to present one of the authentic landmarks in graphic fiction, Lone Wolf and Cub, to be published in its entirety for the first time in America. An epic samurai adventure of staggering proportions -- over 7000 pages -- Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Okami in Japan) is acknowledged worldwide for the brilliant writing of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of the late Goseki Kojima, creating unforgettable imagery of stark beauty, kinetic fury, and visceral thematic power that influenced a generation of visual storytellers both in Japan and in the West. Don't miss this monumental monthly release, twenty-eight volumes, with each collection approximately 300 pages!

This volume includes the following stories:
Son for Hire, Sword for Hire
A Father Knows His Child's Heart, as Only a Child Can Know His Father's
From North to South, From East to West
Baby Cart on the River Styx
Suio School Zanbato
Waiting for the Rains
Eight Gates of Deceit
Wings to the Birds, Fangs to the Beast
The Assassin's Road

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command: Issue 3

Haden Blackman
Still haunted by the death of Anakin Skywalker's beloved Padmé in Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader is tasked with a mission to locate a lost Imperial expeditionary force—led by the son of Vader's rising nemesis, Moff Tarkin. But the perils of Vader's journey into the unexplored Ghost Nebula are compounded by traitors among his crew and the presence of the system's religious leader, Lady Saro.

• Collects the five-issue miniseries.

• Written by The Force Unleashed's Haden Blackman!

• Art by Rick Leonardi of Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War!

B.P.R.D. Vol. 1: Hollow Earth and Other Stories

Mike Mignola
Hollow Earth, by Mike Mignola, Chris Golden, Tom Sniegoski, and Ryan Sook, revealed the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense's struggle to save Agent Liz Sherman, and their struggle to deal with life without Hellboy. That story is collected here with rare Hellboy-related stories, long sought after by fans of Mignola's hit comic. Reprinted here are the first solo Abe Sapien comic, Drums of the Dead, by Brian McDonald and Derek Thompson, as well as the short stories "Abe Sapien versus Science" and "Lobster Johnson: Killer Inside My Skull." If these names mean nothing to you, you've been missing out on the greatest adventure saga comics has to offer. If you do know these names, then this is the collection you've been asking for.

Troublemaker

Evanovich, Alex
Barney and Hooker are together again and fighting crime, leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder in their wake. Some would say they're drawn toward trouble like a moth to a flame. Others would claim their friends, Rosa and Felicia, dump trouble in Barney’s and Hooker’s laps. Either way, they are in over their heads when Rosa is kidnapped, and her disappearance is linked to a dangerous voodoo priest and his search for a mystery-drenched stolen statue.

Written by Janet and Alex Evanovich, and illustrated by Joëlle Jones (Dr. Horrible, Token), Troublemaker brings ultimate adventure set in sun-filled Miami!

• Janet Evanovich, the New York Times number-one best-selling author, brings her hit Barnaby series to Dark Horse Comics!

• The entire Troublemaker story collected into one affordable volume!

• “With art reminiscent of the Florida sun and writing supercharged with action, the Troublemaker graphic novel from best-selling author Evanovich and her daughter is a winner!”—RT Book Reviews

Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale

Joss Whedon
One of Serenity's greatest mysteries is finally revealed in The Shepherd's Tale, filling in the life of one of the show's most beloved characters—Shepherd Book!

Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew? How did he become one of their most trusted allies? And how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book's past are uncovered in this original graphic novel by rising stars Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible, Terminator, Fringe) and Chris Samnee (Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, Daredevil). A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, The Shepherd's Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right!

• "Dark Horse's Serenity displays the key ingredients of the series in a substantial and entertaining way."—BrokenFrontier.com

The Goon Volume 1: NothinÌ But Misery 2nd Ed: Volume 1

Eric Powell
Re-presenting the beginning of Eric Powell’s acclaimed Goon saga, in a new edition with a brand-new cover and design!

The nameless man, the Zombie Priest, has come to town to build a gang from the undead. But even the undead fear the Goon, mob enforcer and protector of the downtrodden residents of Lonely Street. With Powell’s stunning artwork, The Goon’s unique mash-up of horror, mob intrigue, and the sickest sense of humor in comics is an instant classic, and this new edition is the best time ever to find out what you’ve been missing!

* New cover by Powell!