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1. ANXIETY: Childhood Dream


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2. Animation Director Stephan Franck Releases Collected Noir Comic ‘Silver’

Animator and director Stephan Franck ("Iron Giant," "Despicable Me"), who was recently nominated at the Annie Awards for his work on "The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow," premiered a collected paperback version of his adventure comic Silver at the Emerald City Comic Convention last month.

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3. Call for Submissions: I AM: TWENTY-SEVEN

I AM: TWENTY-SEVEN is a yearlong curated art project consisting of twenty-seven pieces about the age of twenty-seven. All pieces will be posted and archived on the project's site. This project is curated by Rachel Ann Brickner, writer and Managing Editor of Weave Magazine.

Deadline: JUNE 1st, 2014
(Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis every three months.)

Guidelines:

Submit anything. Really! Anything. A story (one sentence or many pages long), video, song, comic, photo essay, painting, collage, memoir, poem, riddle, infographic, et cetera. As long as it somehow incorporates the experience of being twenty-seven (explicitly or not). You can be of any age to submit. The more diverse, the better.

Send your submissions to:

twentysevenzineATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Questions and ideas for the project can be found here.

More about I AM: TWENTY-SEVEN on our website.

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4. Not just for kids: comics are maturing - David Thorpe

Considering that I seem to be the only contributor to this site with an interest in comics I regard it as an obligation to pass on anything inspirational I come across to broaden the appeal of this amazing artform.

There are many books that acts as an introduction to comics and graphic novels. A new one has just come out that is a worthy contribution to this list. It's written by an old pal of mine, Paul Gravett, who has single-handedly carved out a unique career for himself as the British go-to expert on anything to do with comics and being called by The Times "the greatest historian of the comics and graphic novel form in this country", which is absolutely true.

The book is called, appropriately, Comics Art, and published by Tate (the art gallery people, so it really is about art). The thing about this book is that you will hardly find any American Marvel or DC superheroes within its covers. And if you think that is all there is to comics, you're in for a big surprise. Even if you know Raymond Briggs, Hergé, Art Spiegelman and Marjene Satrapi  as comics authors and artists you'll find a treasure trove of other gems herein.

Did you know, for example, that it took a panel of experts many days to decide together when the first comic was produced? The occasion was a comics festival in Italy in 1989, and the panel decided upon an issue of a newspaper strip from Sunday, 25 October 1896 in the New York Journal called The Yellow Kid, because, amongst its characteristics, was the first use of speech balloons, together with a series of linear 'panels'.

This is a shame, because I thought I owned an earlier 'graphic novel', an English translation of Mr Oldbuck's Adventures, dating from around the 1880s, but in this instance there are no word balloons, just pictures with a caption beneath them telling the story.

The book examines all the different ways in which artists have been and are continuing, particularly nowadays, to stretch the possibilities of a medium that has really come of age: trying to use visual imagery instead of language to convey emotions such as Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green, about bulemia, messing around with associations, as with Seth's George Sprott, or playing around with the subjectivity of time passing, as with Pebble Island by Jon McNaught.

Paul is especially astute when analysing the political aspects, whether intended or not, of comics. For example, in a discussion of stereotypes in comics, he looks at ways in which comics have been used both to promote and to subvert stereotypical prejudices.

Perhaps the most courageous example of this is by Gene Yang, who challenged the offensive image of the buck-toothed Chinese stereotype and turned it to positive use as Cousin Chin-Kee, a satire of "the worst racist prejudice".

Paul looks at graphic reportage such as Ukrainian Notebooks by the Italian artist Igort, who spent months in that country unearthing stories about the famine engineered in 1932-3 by Stalin to enforce his farming collectivisation programme in which tens of thousands died. No wonder many Ukrainians now do not want to be part of Russia.

There has also been a massive trend recently for autobiography in comics which some feel has been overdone and itself has been subverted by a spoof autobiography (Momon by Thomas Boivin et al. masquerading under the name Judith Forest).

Artists are still extending the vocabulary of comics. One of my favourite examples which Paul quotes is Asterios Polyp by David Mazzuchelli, who not only introduces different typography and balloon shapes for different characters but messes around with different artistic styles for the characters at times in order to give further expression to their different points of view. Further, he deliberately limits his palate to blue and red (and their combinations) to enforce his creativity.

You can read Comics Art just by looking at the pictures and obtain a fantastic overview of the sheer creative possibilities of comics for telling stories of every particular kind.

Comics are not a genre, they are a medium like the novel or the film, and every conceivable type of genre has been tried within the medium. They are peculiarly subjective, just like reading a book, but reaching out to more senses and more associations in the mind of the reader.

I first met Paul when we work together on a magazine with the unfortunate name of Pssst! back in the early 80s: we were both on the editorial committee and I was a contributor. Later, with his and Peter Stanbury's Escape imprint, he published some of my stories. Meanwhile he was amassing the most extensive library of graphic novels I have ever seen.

God knows how many he has now, but he has curated many shows and knows everybody who is anybody in the medium and industry, yet remains forever modest. This is a truly informative, inspiring and intelligent book.

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5. What’s Fueling YOUR Run?

Whether it be sarcasm, pancakes or otherwise, whatever fuels your running must be celebrated.

Power of the Running Snark

fueled by sarcasm
Trust me, a runner’s brain is wont to wander on those long runs and easy days, making jokes is certainly one of the best ways to roll. The perks of being your own running comedian:

* No hecklers: yea, let’s be honest, our brains may be a little deprived of of oxygen mid-run so the jokes may not exactly hold-up on a real comedy tour.

* Free laughs: it’s always MORE than okay to laugh at your own jokes, and out loud. Heck, you could wail like a hyena in the middle of the woods.

* Good times: spot really random moments of people when they have no idea anyone is like finding gold. Runners tend to go unnoticed by normal folk, we just blend into the background, so running is sometimes like the People Watching Olympics.

Running For Pancakes

fueled by pancakes
Literal fuel for your running, certainly never to be overlooked. Now the bait reward of the foods to come often spend copious amounts of time on the brain during a run…

* Long run salivation: staring that 22-mile long run? Shall I take a poll as to how many of those miles were spent drooling over just how much you’re going to savor devouring [insert favorite food here] upon return? No judgement if drooling starts the moment the watch starts.

* Pre-food penance: on the flip side, pick the WRONG food before a run and you’ll most likely spend the entirety of that run paying the price. We need to start assigning a Points System for certain foods if ingested before a run: ice cream ands loads of dairy = 15 fart points, super spicy thai = 27 bush-dive points, burrito bomb = 45 clenched cheek shuffle point/27 fart points/39 bush dive points…that may work in making us reeeealllly consider if it’s worth eating that BEFORE we run. ;)

* Energy: okay, let’s take a moment for a bit of seriousness…use food to fuel your performance people, fuel up right and you’ll feel the benefits. Good news is there aren’t militant expectations, it’s all about balance: ensure you get enough protein, time that protein right, make the majority of your carbs high-quality, eat your fruits and veggies, hydrate well and with electrolytes too, get enough iron and THEN…after that you deserve your desserts, treats, and rewards.

So now I ask, Runners, what’s fueling YOUR runs??

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Tips for coming up with a winning running nutrition plan.

How to eat out while still eating to perform…BONUS, that means you CAN eat for ‘fun’ and ‘performance’…hehe. :)

More cartoons and humor because, let’s be honest, laughing is the only way to go!

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1) Last thing you found hilarious while on the run?
2) What were you thinking about on your last run?
I had this annoying song stuck in my head, and that you just can’t run away from. ;)
3) What’s one tip when it comes to running and nutrition you like to live by?

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6. ‘Dexter’s Lab’ Comic Will Be Published by IDW

Next month, IDW, the publishing company that partnered with Cartoon Network last year for the comic book revivals of "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Samurai Jack," will be adding "Dexter’s Laboratory" to their library of monthly titles.

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7. ANXIETY: A Kind Truth


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8. Steve Moore 1949 – 2014: A Personal Appreciation

Stephen James Moore was born at 2:00pm on June 11th, 1949, in a house on Shooters Hill in South London, where he lived all of his life, and died on or around the 16th of March, 2014, still in that house on the hill. In between, he produced a huge body of work, of a very high standard, most of it written in that same house. He was a hugely private man, but his life and mine intersected over the past few years, and I got to learn a lot about him in that brief time. INT028

But, actually, I was aware of Steve Moore’s work long before that. I had only ever been a desultory reader, at best, of 2000 AD, where he wrote a multitude of short sharp tales, but it’s probably not an exaggeration to say that Warrior, where he was a vital component both in front of and behind the curtain, changed my life. However, I had probably been reading his uncredited work in British comics for years before that, all unknown.

After leaving school at the age of 16, Steve spent a year and a half working in a laboratory in a flour mill, before started at Odhams Press as a Junior Office Boy, in their offices at 64 Long Acre, on 1st May 1967, and within three months was promoted to junior sub-editor on Pow! and Fantastic. The first story he sold professionally was a three-page ‘Pow Short Story’ called The House in the Haunted Swamp, that appeared in Pow! #45, late in 1967, when I would have been turning eight years old, and was undoubtedly reading Pow!, or comics like it. He went on to work on editorially and write stories for several different UK comics, including Whizzer & Chips, Valiant, and Cor!!, with its two exclamation marks. Eventually, in 1972, he left the security of fulltime employment to become a freelance writer, a career he pursued for nearly forty years thereafter.

Before all this, though, he had been very active in British SF and comics’ fandom, attending meetings of SF fans in London in his teens, where he met writers like Michael Moorcock, John Brunner, Kenneth Bulmer and E.C Tubb, and made his first steps in publishing fanzines, on some very primitive copying technology. After attending Worldcon in London in 1965, he became involved in comics fandom, and in July 1967 he published Ka-Pow, the first British comics fanzine (although the actual first comics ‘zine on this side of the Atlantic was Merry Marvel Fanzine, published by Irishman Tony Roche, who lived in Dun Laoghaire, a once-posh-but-now-dilapidated suburb of Dublin where I was also living, but was still only seven years old, so completely unaware that history was being made, just down the road from me). Further ‘zines followed, and contacts were made with all sorts of people who would later go on to become important names in UK comics, as well as further afield.

In August 1968 Steve Moore organised, along with Phil Clarke and Kay Hawkins, Clarke’s then-girlfriend, Comicon ’68, Britain’s first comics’ convention, held in the Midland Hotel in Birmingham. The registered attendance was less than fifty people, but these included comics artists Paul Neary, Mike Higgs and Jim Baikie, and Nick Landau and Mike Lake, who would go on to found Titan Distribution, open the London-based Forbidden Planet comic shops, and publish black and white comics reprint volumes as Titan Books. Also in attendance, although not listed on the membership list, was Derek Stokes, universally known as Bram, who went on to open legendary London bookshop and counter-culture hangout, Dark They Were and Golden Eyed. One other name on that membership list, although only in a non-attending and supporting capacity, was a fifteen-year-old Alan Moore, of whom we shall hear more later. A second comic convention followed, in 1969, called, obviously enough, Comicon ’69, which Steve was also on the committee of, after which he decided that the convention life was not for him, and not only retired from con-running, but from con attending as well, and became a self-professed recluse, certainly as far as attending public events relating to either SF of comics were concerned. But attendees at that second con included Alan Moore, Steve Parkhouse, Barry (Windsor) Smith and Bob Rickard, who we will also hear more of later.

Derek ‘Bram’ Stokes opened Dark They Were and Golden Eyed in Bedfordbury, just beside Covent Garden, in 1970 and, soon afterwards, fantasy writer Stan Nicholls opened Bookends in Notting Hill in 1971. When Steve Moore went freelance in 1972, he was invited to buy into Bookends, and after parting with £500, he found himself as part owner of a SF bookshop, which also came with a room in the basement full of comics, where he could write in between serving customers. Some of what he wrote was for an editor called John Barraclough, who had just launched a comic called Target for New English Library, and took comics stories from Steve than included a four-part horror-thriller called The Curse of the Faceless Man, and a sword-and-sorcery strip called Orek the Outlander, as well as text serial stories in all sorts of genres, including The Horror in the Churchyard and The Scourge of Planet X. At the same time, Barraclough was supplying a Swedish comics company with Tarzan stories, which Steve turned his hand to. There were also a few serials for IPC girls’ comic, Mirabelle, which he didn’t even get to see in their finished form, as IPC didn’t send out copies, and he was too embarrassed to go and buy copies himself. Everything seemed to be going swimmingly, but it turned out that it really was all too good to be true. The Obscene Publication Squad raided Bookends in late 1973, and, between one thing and another, the shop went to the wall, with £5000 worth of debt, which Steve Moore ended up having to mostly repay himself, while Stan Nicholls ended up in Dark They Were and Golden Eyed, so at least their friendship endured, for a while, until Nicholls decamped to Landau and Lake’s Forbidden Planet shop.

Meanwhile, in another part of his life, Bob Rickard, who he’d met through various fannish activities in 1968, was about to change Steve Moore’s life, forever. Rickard had discovered that the Odeon cinema in Birmingham was showing Chinese movies at one o’clock in the morning, so that Chinese restaurant staff could see them after work. He brought Steve to see a film called The Sword, starring Wang Yu, and he was hooked, immediately. This would lead to Steve seeing as many of those Hong Kong and Taiwan produced movies as he could, and eventually writing about them, and Chinese culture in general. He spent a large amount of his leisure time in the early and mid-1970s hanging around in Chinese cinema-clubs in the Chinatown area around Gerrard Street in London, and still had some of the lobby cards and posters he managed to persuade the staff to give him. Eventually this led him to the I Ching (more correctly Yijing, as the preferred spelling is these days), or Book of Changes, which became a major area of scholarship for him, leading to his writing the non-fiction The Trigrams of Han, published by HarperCollins in 1989, which was well-liked by fellow scholars, but made him no actual money, to speak of. He also joined the I Ching Society in London, more for the publications than the meetings, and soon took over production of their journal, The Oracle. He ended up as a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, and was one of the main contributors to I Ching: An Annotated Bibliography, an exhaustive 350-page analysis of the subject, published by Routledge in 2002, and continued contributing to both scholarship and debate in the field, right up to the present day.

Another consequence of his friendship with Bob Rickard was that he became involved with the fledgling Fortean Times – originally just called The News, back in November 1973, when it started, but changed to its current name in June 1976 – for whom he clipped odd news stories (as would I, and many others, years later), wrote on Oriental phenomena, and soon became a contributing editor, reviewer, and general occasionally-paid helper-out. Because of Steve’s long friendship with Bram Stokes, the Fortean Times people began meeting in a room above Dark They Were and Golden Eyed, until the shop closed down in 1981. None the less, forty and more years after it started, he would still meet up with the rest of the FT helpers every few weeks, to sort out all those clipping people sent in, and keep in touch. During those forty years, he worked as editor, indexer, and contributor on a large number of books relating to the magazine, including – but not limited to – six volumes of Fortean Studies, thirteen collected volumes of the magazine, and a number of compilations of clippings, with titles like Fortean Times Book of Inept Crime and Fortean Times Book of Strange Deaths (published in America as The Comedian Who Choked to Death on a Pie—and the Man Who Quit Smoking at 116: A Collection of Incredible Lives and Unbelievable Deaths). One other piece he produced for them was to have a profound influence on my own life, but I’ll be getting to that just a little bit later.

Meanwhile, he was still writing comics, back where we left him in the mid-seventies, but now from the comfort of his own home, which is where he worked from from then on. He had worked with comics’ editor Dez Skinn in his time at Odhams/IPC/Fleetway (where there had been many mergers, and name changes, both of the comics and the companies producing them), and went on to work with him in a number of titles for other companies, including House of Hammer (1976), Starburst (1977), Hulk Comic (1979), and Dr Who Weekly (1979). He also ended up writing some, most, or all of the contents of TV and movie tie-in annuals for John Barraclough at Brown, Watson/Grandreams Ltd, starting with the Kung Fu Annual in 1974, and going on to write a total of 69 over the course of the next thirteen years. An average year – 1979, in this instance – saw him write content for the Dick Turpin, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Sherlock Homes & Dr Watson, Spider-Man, Star Trek – The Motion Picture, and Young Maverick annuals. One year he wrote a Supergran annual. If you’re from this side of the Atlantic, and in a certain age range, there’s a very good chance you got annuals he wrote for Christmas. As well as all of this, he worked a few days a week at Dark They Were and Golden Eyed, wrote for the Fortean Times, and even wrote for ‘men’s’ magazines, including a story for Titbits that was allegedly a true telling of My Sexual Adventures in Bangkok, but was obviously entirely fictional, as he had never been farther east than Dover. This story was to have been published under the newly-devised pseudonym of Pedro Henry, although some sort of editorial gremlin saw it actually go out under his own name, embarrassingly. But Pedro would survive to fight another day.

While all this was going on, there were changes afoot in British comics. In February 1977 IPC Magazines launched 2000 AD, one of the tiny handful of UK comics that is still in print. Steve Moore’s first story for 2000 AD appeared in Prog 12 (that is, issue #12), with the first part of a 12-part Dan Dare story, on the14th of May, 1977. He would continue to write for the comic, on and off, for nearly thirty years, finishing with Prog 1458 on the 28th of September, 2005. In Prog 25, he wrote the very first story to be called a Tharg’s Future Shocks, which would become an umbrella title for very short stories – which is still used as try-outs for new talent – which would go on to be written by all sorts of people, like Neil Gaiman, Peter Milligan, and Alan Moore.

Alan Moore, who is famously no relation to Steve Moore, had first met his namesake through the pages of Phil Clarke’s sales-list fanzine The Comic Fan, around the middle of 1967, where Steve had advertised looking for a book called Dead or Alive, an Avengers novelisation – the British TV series Avengers, rather than the American comic Avengers, that is. In the end, it turned out that the book had never actually been published, of which Steve Moore said,

So the whole friendship is basically rooted in a quest for a non-existent, chimaerical book … which is a motif that’s turned up occasionally in the work of one or other of us, in mine as recently as Somnium. It’s not a bad symbol for writers, too, as their job is to bring non-existent books into existence, by writing them. But perhaps more interestingly, in view of our more recent notions about Idea Space, we were brought together by the idea of a text, rather than a real one. Attribute whatever significance you wish to that. Maybe it was just the universe having a laugh.

A regular correspondence soon developed between the fourteen-year-old Alan and the eighteen-year-old Steve, and Alan would become one of Steve’s two closest friends, along with Bob Rickard. And Steve is the man Alan blames for leading him astray, in all sorts of ways, although Steve begged to differ, when I asked him about it…

PÓM: I have this romantic scenario in my head where Alan is the wild one, always leading you astray, whilst you are the quiet one, being dragged into all sorts of wild scrapes by your friend. But this is really entirely wrong, isn’t it, as regards comics, drugs, and magic? You are quite literally the man who led Alan Moore astray.

SM: Well, I’d like to portray myself as an evil Svengali who took one look at Alan and realised that here was a striking-looking but malleable individual who I could get years of pleasure destroying an inch at a time, but it wasn’t really like that … even if he has said publicly that I was the man who ruined his life! I just wander into these things like writing comics, smoking dope, practicing magic and resigning on points of principle, and the next thing I know Alan’s decided that as I haven’t actually died as a result, he’ll do the same … only he does it much larger. It’s not my fault, honest! Mind you, he doesn’t always follow my lead. I’ve never got him hooked on China or classical music, in the same way that I’ve never really shared his interest in science or stand-up comedy. We just have areas of interest that overlap … and enormous mutual respect in areas where they don’t. And even where they don’t, there’s still a bit of influence going back and forth.

Both Moores were interested in working in comics, and would later quite often try to put work each other’s way. Alan was perfectly capable of getting his own work into music paper Sounds in 1979 – where Steve would later take over writing scripts for Alan to draw on the younger Moore’s The Stars My Degradation comic strip – and into 2000 AD, where he would write Future Shocks. Steve, meanwhile, had a hand in the early planning of a new comics magazine in the early eighties called Warrior, where actual rights for creators were promised by the publisher, Dez Skinn, and suggested that his friend Alan might be able to help relaunch 1960s UK superhero Marvelman for the title. Between the two Moores, they did the vast majority of the writing for Warrior, with the senior contributing strips including The Legend of Prester John, Father Shandor, Demon Stalker, and Laser Eraser and Pressbutton. Later on there would be Twilight World, and the wonderful Zirk stories, and lots of other bits and pieces, some under his revived pseudonym of Pedro Henry. This eventually led to both Moores writing comics for the American market, with Steve’s Laser Eraser and Pressbutton appearing in Eclipse Comics’ Axel Pressbutton series.

He also contributed occasionally to another ambitious British comics anthology series, Atomeka Press’s A1, including an article about Fortean Times in A1 #2, in January 1990, which I read, and which caused me to go looking for the magazine, and which, along with Jan Harold Brunvand’s The Vanishing Hitchhiker, was responsible for fundamentally changed my worldview. In is no exaggeration to say that a good deal of what I am today has been shaped by my reading that article in A1 #2, and by Steve Moore.

But he soon moved away from comics, mostly, and this was when he was heavily involved with Fortean Times, as mentioned above. He did come back to comics, to write for Alan Moore’s America’s Best Comics imprint, where he contributed to titles like Tom Strong, Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales, and America’s Best Comics: A to Z. His last work for comics was to write two five-issue mini-series for Radical Comics, Hercules: The Thracian Wars and Hercules: The Knives of Kush, on which the forthcoming film, Hercules: The Thracian Wars, is based.

By the middle of the new millennium, though, he was done with comics, and had retired, largely to look after his brother Chris, who was suffering from Motor Neuron Disease. Chris Moore died in 2009, after a remarkable life of his own, in his own chosen field – as documented in this eulogy by Alan Moore – and his brother Steve found himself with time to write his first novel, Somnium: A Fantastic Romance. This was published by Strange Attractor Press, in association with his own Somnium Press, in November 2011, and this is the point at which my own occasional interactions with Steve Moore were to stop being virtual, and become real.

I got offered a review copy of the book – probably prompted by my writing this piece about the book – and, out of the blue, also got an email from Steve Moore, thanking me for the piece, and asking if I would like to ask him any questions about it. After I got over my genuine shock at getting a mail from a man I had always presumed was going to be forever beyond even my reach, I told him that I would indeed. And I did, ending up with this interview, which went online on the 11th of November, 2011, as pleasing and magical a date as you could wish for.

There was one other aspect of Steve’s life that he cared about deeply, and shared with his friend Alan: Magic. This was, once again, a field where the older Moore had taken the lead, although the younger one is the more famous of the two of them for doing it. Both of them had their own chosen deity: The moon goddess Selene in Steve’s case, and the snake god Glycon in Alan’s. Together, they formed The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, originally a two-man coven – but soon to include many of their friends also – for which they laid out the ground rules in Kaos #14 in July 2002, as republished by myself on my own Glycon blog. Despite their flippant words there, it was something they both took seriously. One of its outgrowths would be Alan Moore’s Unearthing, a 45-page essay for the Iain Sinclair edited London: City of Disappearances, which I asked him about when I interviewed him in 2011:

PÓM: You are legendarily reclusive. How did you feel about Alan’s Unearthing, which is essentially a tell-all biography of you? Or is the reputation for reclusiveness exaggerated?

SM: Reclusiveness is relative! I prefer to think of myself more as ‘private’. I love seeing my friends, and I like going out (though with the state of 21st century culture, it has to be said that there isn’t really a great deal to go out for, except perhaps dinner) … but I just don’t like making public appearances, and I’m not at all interested in fame or reputation. All I want to do is write. I don’t have the slightest interest in the game of being ‘a famous writer’ and I’ve no liking for Conventions, so nobody sees very much of me. Which suits me …

Anyway, as for Unearthing … Alan was invited to contribute a piece to Iain Sinclair’s anthology London: City of Disappearances, and really the only part of London he knew anything about was Shooters Hill, as he kept visiting me here. He then decided, for reasons best known to himself, that he wanted to make it a biography of me as well, so I just said okay. I told him I’d correct any factual details, which I did, but apart from that he could write anything he liked about me, which is what he did! Apart from the comic exaggeration in places, it’s all true, so I said fine and thought the piece would disappear as one of Alan’s ‘minor works’. Obviously it didn’t happen like that! Now it’s become an audio-recording, been performed, will soon appear as a coffee-table book photo-illustrated by the brilliant photographer Mitch Jenkins and, apparently, will even be coming out as an app. How do I feel about all this? Well, I imagine that like most people I tend to judge what’s ‘normal behaviour’ pretty much against what I do myself, so I’m just sort of bewildered by all the attention it’s getting. But overall, it’s been a lot of fun hanging out with Mitch and his photographic team, meeting the musicians and attending the performances. And the whole thing has rather surprised my friends and relatives!

PÓM: I suppose there’s an enormous irony in a piece about a private man becoming the subject of such an amount of attention, particularly in a book apparently about disappearing. There’s a section in Unearthing where Alan dictates what happens next, and then has you do what he’s said you would. Did this actually happen, or is that just Alan entertaining himself?

SM: Of course it happened! I read through the manuscript when it first arrived and knew I just had to go for my usual walk, as described. And, yes, I hung about for a while by the burial mound, as described, and there were actually rain showers that morning. Unfortunately I couldn’t quite disappear, as the manuscript prescribed! But you have to remember that Unearthing was both about magic and, to a certain extent, was a magical piece in itself, with the writing and world described merging together. So I naturally acted out what was described, just to ‘make that real’. And Alan knew I would when he wrote it, even though he hadn’t told me in advance what he was intending to do.

Although Steve Moore had essentially retired from work, having passed 60 in 2009, he did still have a few projects that he kept up with. He had a wide correspondence, and kept up his Fortean-related activities. He had been, for quite a number of years, slowly working with Alan Moore on a book called The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic, a project that was finally actually approaching an end. Under his own Somnium Press imprint, he produced occasional 16- or 20-page booklets, mostly composed of his own Tales of Telguuth, which he had at one stage also written for publication in illustrated comics for in 2000 AD.

And, in August 2013, out of the blue, once again, I got an email from him saying,

I’m not quite sure why, but in the last few days I remembered that when we were last in touch you expressed an interest in doing a more general interview with me, and now that I’ve got a bit of distance from the comics industry, I thought it might be time for a retrospective. It’s something I’ve put off, although I’ve never really had a problem with interviews on more specific subjects, like Abslom Daak or Somnium … but I’ve always tended to be a bit nervous about more general retrospectives, because I want to avoid situations where I’m asked questions like ‘You know Alan Moore better than anyone, so tell us all about him and … etc.’ That’s still not an area I particularly want to get into, but if you want to discuss my life and career, I’d probably be up for that. Assuming you’re still interested, of course …

So if you’re up for it, I’d probably prefer to do this by email, as I then get time to think about my answers, and possibly look things up (though a lot of records have long disappeared … along with large chunks of my memory!), but we can always do further sets of questions if you want to ask me more about something that’s come up. And as it’s a pretty long career, we might want to do it in sections, too. But if we both look on it as ‘something we do when we have time, around other things’, I imagine we could do it. Let me know what you think. No obligation, of course. If you’ve got better things to do, no problem!

So, did I want to interview the most reclusive man in British comics, and a man who had, unknown to himself, taken a hand in my own life, here and there? Yes, I most certainly did. We started a slow to-and-fro correspondence, working through his life from its beginnings in 1949, slowly towards the present day. I’d send a handful of questions, he’d send answers back, and I would then respond with additional questions about his answers, as well as some fresh questions to move it all forward a little, and so on. It slowly inched onward, not only at the cutting edge of it, but in the middle as well, as either he or I thought of something that might be useful to add in to a particular section. Sometimes he would suggest specific questions, and sometimes I would suggest how I wanted him to answer a particular question, to allow us to reach a particular thing we wished to discuss. It was probably the most satisfying interview process I had taken part in, of all the interviews I have done.

Amongst other things, behind the veil of private emails, we discussed our own lives, a little. We both were unwell, in our own ways. I had prostate cancer, but it was going to take years to get me. He had problems with his stomach and lungs, and was having regular CT scans, but as recently as the beginning of February he had been told it was all under control, and that he needn’t bother coming back for another scan until October. There was certainly no sense of imminent death, and I had imagined that another few months would get us to the end of the chronological part of the interview, and onto more etheric matters, like his ideas about writing, and about magic, and other things. Then a bit of editing, and we would actually have a usable document, although exactly what would happen to it, and how or where it would actually be published, was still anyone’s guess.

I had broached the idea of death with him, early on, and had intended to come back to it towards the end of the interview.

PÓM: I can’t help noticing that both of your parents and your brother died in their sixties. Does this give you pause for thought at all, seeing as you’re in your sixties yourself now?

SM: Yes, of course it does, especially now that I’m developing a few common medical problems associated with ageing. On the other hand, though, my maternal grandfather lived to be 90, so there may be hope for me yet! But I’m pretty much of a fatalist, and a recent scientific notion about the nature of time (called ‘Eternalism’) suggests the future already exists and the universe may actually be deterministic. A lot of people don’t like that idea, but I actually find it rather comforting, because it means that everything happens in the only way it possibly can, whether we like it or not. Even if that’s not the case, when it comes to time to go, I’ll just have to go, so there’s not really any point in fretting about it. But I’m aware that my time isn’t limitless, and some projects can’t be left forever. And that awareness may also have had something to do with my deciding to do this interview.

In the meantime we both took holidays, had problems with our computers, and got distracted by other things, as one does. By the beginning of March, six months after we started, and after a little over 48,000 words, we had got as far as Warrior – already the size of a small book, with the prospect of possibly the same amount again to come. I had sent off a last handful of questions, just to tidy up the very end of what I needed to know about his time at Warrior. When I didn’t hear back from him after a week or so, I sent another, and then sent a mail to a few other people, to see if they had heard from him. They hadn’t. One of them arranged to have a member of the police call to the house on the evening of Tuesday the 18th of March, and he was found dead there. There hasn’t been an official announcement of the cause of death, but it’s likely that it’ll turn out to be related to his heart, or his lung problems, I imagine.

One of the last things we know Steve Moore did was to post out copies of The Marmoreal Frown of Ahuralura Marrz, his last Somnium Press booklet, and a copy arrived to me on Wednesday morning, which I got just a few short hours after hearing of his death. It’s hard not to think of it as a last magical act, a last story from a great man, and a great storyteller, set to arrive after his death. As he said himself, in another context, ’Attribute whatever significance you wish to that. Maybe it was just the universe having a laugh.’

I only got to meet Steve Moore once, in London last November, when he surprised not least himself by going along to An Evening with Alan Moore, to mark the launch of Lance Parkin’s biography of the younger Moore. There were many things about the evening I treasure, and meeting Steve is very high on that list. I had fully imagined that we would meet again, on one of my occasional visits to London, but that is no longer to be. And I still can’t really believe that.

He had already made plans for his funeral – in Sketches of Shooters Hill, another of his Somnium Press booklets, whilst talking about a four-thousand year old Bronze Age burial mound on Shooters Hill, he says,

Born high up on Shooters Hill myself, when I die I want my ashes scattered on the burial mound, by the light of a lovely full Moon. So, just for a moment, I too can become an offering to the local Gods and Goddesses, and merge my essence with the native soil … before all that physically remains of me is blown away and scattered, like oak-leaves on the whirling wind.

I hope I can be there, at least for that, to pay my final respects to a wonderful, extraordinary, and gentle man.

INT027

[The first and last photos are by Kevin Storm, and are used with his permission. The rest are a mixture of images Steve Moore sent me, to go along with the interview we were doing, scans of my own books, and things I've, essentially, robbed off the internet. ]
– Pádraig Ó Méalóid –

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9. Tonight in NYC: Political Cartoon Legend Pat Oliphant Opens Art Show

Patrick Oliphant (b. 1935) is one of the Old Masters of editorial cartooning. He began his career in his native Australia, then came to the US in 1964, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1967, the first of many awards and accolades. The Gerald Peters Gallery in New York is presenting "Patrick Oliphant: A Survey," which includes 34 mostly new works ranging from charcoal and ink drawings, paintings in watercolor and oil, and bronze sculpture.

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10. ANXIETY: no guts


An actual person I met on an actual train, not my mother who was never like this.

Here's an in-progress shot where you can see how rough my pencils are. They are pretty rough.

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11. New Titles From Titan Books, Summer 2014 – Spring 2015

Titan Books, UK purveyor of pop culture books, recently created a Titan Comics imprint, although they’ve been publishing comic strip collections, UK comics, and even the UK editions of DC Comics for decades.

Here are their upcoming books.  We here at Stately Beat Manor love pop culture in all its variations.  For many comics fans, and for comic books, it’s built on a foundation of science fiction.  Titan is a bit like the 80s, with all the cool stuff that most people don’t know exists, unless you know someone.   There’s a lot of classic stuff here, but some amazing new titles. I’ve highlighted the comics titles, to facilitate filtration for those who are only interested in comics.  Stuff that excites me is in purple.

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Brainquake

Samuel Fuller
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$12.95 USD / $14.95 CAD
272 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
9781781168196, 1781168199

Summary: The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a set of rules: no personal relationships, no ties, no women…and never, ever look inside the bag you’re carrying. Paul Page was the perfect bagman, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder. But that ended the day he saw a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is going to break every rule he’s lived by-even if it means he might be left holding the bag.

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Easy Death

Daniel Boyd
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD
272 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
9780857685797, 0857685791

Summary: ‘TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS…

…and two robbers hired by a local crime boss manage to heist half a million dollars from an armored car. But getting the money and getting away with it are two different things, especially with a blizzard coming down, the cops in hot pursuit, and a double-crossing gambler and a murderous park ranger threatening to turn this white Christmas blood red.

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Quarry’s Choice

Max Allan Collins
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD
224 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
9781783290840, 1783290846

Summary: Quarry is a professional: he kills when he’s paid to kill, and he’s very good at it. No one has ever tagged him for one of his crimes. But when a lovely young woman catches him in the act and uses video she shot to force him to carry out a hit for her, Quarry faces a difficult choice: give in to blackmail, or try to take down his beautiful blackmailer?

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Fringe – Sins of the Father (novel #3)

Christa Faust
On Sale Date: August 26, 2014
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
320 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Media Tie-In / General
9781781163139, 1781163138

Summary: A BRAND NEW NOVEL BASED ON THE CULT HIT TV SHOW!

The third novel set in the critically acclaimed Fringe universe. Author Christa Faust (Money Shot, Choke Hold), winner of the coveted Scribe Award, is working closely with the television series writers to reveal secrets and unanswered questions, in novels that will become formal parts of the series canon. This third novel in the series will unveil the secrets of Peter Bishop, estranged son of the brilliant scientist Walter Bishop. Set in the days before he joined the Fringe team, the story will show Peter skirting the law, yet unable to entirely escape the fact that he comes from the other universe – a fact he doesn’t yet know!

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Alien the Archive: The Ultimate Guide to the Classic Movies

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$50.00 USD / $55.00 CAD
320 pages
Hardback
Performing Arts / Film & Video / History & Criticism
9781783291045, 1783291044

Summary: Alien is a science fiction milestone and one of the most thrilling, terrifying, and beautiful film franchises of all time.

Alien: The Archive is the first complete book of the stunning artwork and photography from all four films.

TM & © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

[Has anyone published an Alien pop-up book?]

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Charley’s War – 1914-2014 Slipcased Commemorative Edition Vol 1

Pat Mills, Joe Colquhoun
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$75.00 USD / $85.00 CAD
1128 pages
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
9781783290734, 1783290730

Summary: The first five Charley’s War collections in a commemorative slipcase box set from renowned UK comics writer Pat Mills (Marshal Law, Sláine) and legendary artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) comes a truly classic piece of British comics history, by turns thrilling, humorous and horrifying.

In 1916, Charley Bourne lies about his age to enlist and fight on the battlefields of France. But thoughts of glory and patriotism are swept aside by bloody horror and needless sacrifice as artillery rains down on the trenches of the First World War.

Story Locale: WWI

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Charley’s War – 1914-2014 Slipcased Commemorative Edition Vol 2

Pat Mills, Joe Colquhoun
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$75.00 USD / $85.00 CAD
1128 pages
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
9781783290741, 1783290749

Summary: The second five Charley’s War collections in a commemorative slipcase box set from renowned UK comics writer Pat Mills (Marshal Law, Sláine) and legendary artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) comes a truly classic piece of British comics history, by turns thrilling, humorous and horrifying.

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Firefly Journals – The Journal of Dr Simon Tam

Monica Valentinelli
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD
160 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Performing Arts / Television / History & Criticism
9781848567191, 1848567197

Summary: The ultimate collector’ book for fans of the smash hit show Firefly, detailing in-depth information about Dr Simon Tam and including artwork, diagrams and notes from other crew members.

Firefly Journals – The Journal of Dr Simon Tam is an in-universe title from the enormously popular TV show Firefly. The journal, presented as an artefact from the show, contains elaborate information about the medical procedures that Simon has performed, his growing feelings for Kaylee, as well as his regular confrontations with Jayne and Mal. No Firefly fan should be without this incredible collectors item, which comes complete with sketches, diagrams and notes from other crew members to satisfy every Browncoat!

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Friends and Lovers

Helen Macinnes
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD
480 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Espionage
9781781163344, 1781163340

Summary: A love story between a penniless student, David, and an attractive aristocratic girl, Penny. Family and social pressures threaten to tear them apart, but they discover that they can find a future together in spite of the odds.

Story Locale: Europe

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Fu-Manchu – The Island of Fu-Manchu

Sax Rohmer
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD
400 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Crime
9780857686121, 0857686127

Summary: THE CONTINUED EXPLOITS OF THE ORIGINAL EVIL GENIUS!

In this thrilling classic, a murder mystery takes Sir Denis Nayland Smith to the heart of Haiti to try and locate Fu-Manchu’s secret lair in order to solve the heinous crime. But once there he becomes ensnared in Voodoo and the living dead at the hands of the evil genius!

Story Locale: London, Haiti

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Hagar the Horrible (The Epic Chronicles) – Dailies 1980-81

Dik Browne
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD
248 pages
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies
9781781167151, 178116715X

Summary: EVERYONE’S FAVORITE VIKING RETURNS IN A CHRONOLOGICAL COLLECTION OF HIS ADVENTURES!

Since his first appearance in 1973 Hagar has appeared in nearly two thousand newspapers in fifty-eight countries. Titan continues to collect the strip of this legendary cartoon!

Story Locale: Viking Age

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The Johnny Cash Encyclopedia

Rob Jananovic
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$24.95 USD / $28.95 CAD
Hardback
Music / Individual Composer & Musician
9780857689511, 0857689517

Summary: Johnny Cash is one of the undisputed giants of modern music and here, to commemorate his life on the 10th anniversary of his death, is the first ever encyclopedia of his works. Song-by-song and album-by-album, this mighty retrospective includes over 150 albums, 100 singles and 1500 live performances, plus the people, places, performances and influences that made him great.

When listed together Cash’s achievements seem almost impossible. His musical cross-over between country and pop put him alongside the Rolling Stones and Beach Boys in popularity, with 48 singles in the Top 100. At the end of the 1960s he was selling an average of 250,000 albums per month, his 1975 autobiography sold 1.5 million copies, and his record sales now top 50 million. Truly a worldwide megastar.

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Just Like Us: The Art of Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
128 pages
Hardback
Art / Popular Culture / General
9781783291038, 1783291036

Summary: Just Like Us: The Art of Mike Mitchell is the first print collection of Mitchell’s cult ‘Just Like Us’ art prints, featuring some of the most recognisable figures of pop culture depicted in weird and wonderful ways.

Just Like Us: The Art of Mike Mitchell is a collection of the artist’s most humorous and bizarre caricatures of celebrities, cartoon characters, and figures in pop culture.

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Showrunners: How to Run a Hit TV Show

Tara Bennett
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
240 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Performing Arts / Television / Direction & Production
9781783293575, 1783293578

Summary: Collected from a truly expansive exploration of television’s most creative minds, Showrunners is an insider’s guide to creating and maintaining a hit show in today’s golden age of television. The official companion to the documentary Showrunners, this highly informative book features exclusive interviews with such acclaimed and popular showrunners as Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D.Moore, Terence Winter, Bill Prady, Shawn Ryan, David Shore, and Jane Espenson.

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Tarzan – Versus The Barbarians (Vol. 2)

Burne Hogarth
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$39.95 USD / $47.00 CAD
200 pages
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781781163184, 1781163189

Summary: THE WORLD-FAMOUS COMIC STRIP, RESTORED AND COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS ENTIRETY!

The second of four exclusive volumes, authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, collecting the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Burne Hogarth (with Don Garden)

Story Locale: The Jungle

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RoboCop: The Definitive History

Calum Waddell
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$34.95 USD / $39.95 CAD
240 pages
Hardback
Performing Arts / Film & Video / History & Criticism
9781783293254, 178329325X

Summary: RoboCop is one of the most iconic characters in cinema. This will be the first comprehensive book on the sci-fi classic. This official, illustrated history will include stills and never before seen behind the scenes images, artwork and designs, as well as script extracts and new interviews. Exclusive access to all the films, including 2014′s remake, make this a treasury of highly collectible RoboCop material. Original text will delve into the impact of RoboCop; its influence, and legacy.

Story Locale: Detroit

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Yesterday’s Hero

Jonathan Wood
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
400 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban Life
9781781168080, 1781168083

Summary: Another day, another zombie T-Rex to put down. All part of the routine for Arthur Wallace and MI37-the government department devoted to defending Britain from threats magical, supernatural, extraterrestrial, and generally odd. But a zombie T-Rex is only the first of Arthur’s problems, as Russian cyborg wizards threaten his life, and his coworkers threaten his sanity.

Story Locale: London. England

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Anno Dracula – Johnny Alucard

Kim Newman
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
480 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Horror / General
9781781164228, 1781164223

Summary: DRACULA COMES TO NEW YORK: Kim Newman returns to one of the great bestselling vampire tales of the modern era. Considered alongside I Am Legend and Interview with the Vampire as one of the stand-out vampire stories of the last century-this brand-new novel is the first in over a decade from the remarkable and influential Anno Dracula series.

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Butterfly Skin

Sergey Kuzentsov, Andrew Bromfield
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
400 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Crime
9781783290246, 1783290242

Summary: When a brutal and sadistic serial killer begins stalking the streets of Moscow, Xenia, an ambitious young newspaper editor, takes it upon herself to attempt to solve the mystery of the killer’s identity. As her obsession with the killer grows, Xenia devises an elaborate website with the intention of ensnaring the murderer, only to discover something disturbing about herself: her own unhealthy fascination with the sexual savagery of the murders.

Story Locale: Russia

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The Art of Jim Burns

Jim Burns
On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
$34.95 USD / $39.95 CAD
160 pages
Hardback
Art / Popular Culture / General
9781781168448, 178116844X

Summary: A new collection of art from one of the UK’s most acclaimed sci-fi artists featuring everything, from his initial sketches to his final works and published book covers. Includes covers from the SF greats – Greg Bear, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Silverberg, Joe Haldeman, Oson Scott Card, John Meaney, Ricardo Pinto, Peter F Hamilton, and Timothy Zahn and many more.

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Beauty & the Beast – Vendetta

On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
320 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Media Tie-In / General
9781783292196, 1783292199

Summary: The first all-new original novel based on the hit TV show Beauty & the Beast airing on The CW Television Network.

Story Locale: New York

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Elementary: The Next Victim

On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
320 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
9781781169827, 1781169829

Summary: This is the first book of original fiction based upon the hit TV series from CBS Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter) and Lucy Liu (Kill Bill), which sees Sherlock Holmes solving mysteries in modern day New York.

With a new spin on the classic Sherlock Holmes character, the hugely popular show Elementary pits the infamous sleuth in a contemporary American setting, where, with the help of his trusty sidekick – Dr Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu, he investigates various criminal cases as a consultant detective for the NYPD. Fans of the show as well as those of the classic Sherlock Holmes tales will embrace this new work of fiction that allows readers to delve deeper into the mind of the world’s most famous detective.

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Grimm – The Killing Time

Tim Waggoner
On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
320 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Media Tie-In / General
9781781166581, 1781166587

Summary: Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms”, charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.

A brand-new original novel set in the Grimm universe.

Story Locale: Portland USA

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Adventure Time – The Original Cartoon Title Cards, Dude (Vol 1)

Pendleton Ward
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD
Hardback
Art / Popular Culture / General
9781783292875, 1783292873

Summary: The first of two beautifully lavish books created to celebrate the distinctive designs behind the Adventure Time title cards. Combining sketches, works in progress, revisions and final title card art, the book will take readers on a visual guide of the title card development, with quotes from each episode and commentary from the artists – Pendleton Ward, Pat McHale, Nick Jennings, Phil Rynda, and Paul Linsley.

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An English Ghost Story

Kim Newman
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$14.95 USD / $17.95 CAD
400 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Horror / General
9781781165584, 1781165580

Summary: A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most-threatening to destroy them from the inside out.

A stand-alone novel from acclaimed author Kim Newman.

Story Locale: Somerset, England

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Home is the Hunter: A Comedy in Two Acts

Helen Macinnes
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD
256 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Performing Arts / Storytelling
9781781163313, 1781163316

Summary: From the Queen of Espionage a play of Odysseus return from the Trojan Wars. Part of Titan’s reissuing of all of Helen MacInnes’ works.

A comedy play in two acts about what really happened when Odysseus returned home from the Trojan War

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The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology (Volume One)

S.T. Joshi
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD
400 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Horror / General
9781781164525, 1781164525

Summary: Sixteen stories inspired by the 20th century’s great master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, and his acknowledged masterpiece, At the Mountains of Madness, in which an expedition to the desolation of Antarctica discovers evidence of an ancient ruin built by horrific creatures at first thought long-dead, until death strikes the group. All but two of the stories are original to this edition, and those reprints are long-lost works by science fiction masters Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Silverberg.

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Matt Helm – The Interlopers

Donald Hamilton
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
240 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Espionage
9781783292943, 1783292946

Summary: This time Mac has gone too far. For Helm to impersonate a Communist courier to whom he bears no resemblance is suicide, and that isn’t all. Someone wants to get the layout of the Alaskan North-west Coastal Defence System, but they aren’t the goodies or the baddies. So who the hell are they? And who is the mysterious Holz that Helm is meant to kill?

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Poison

Sarah Pinborough
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
208 pages
Hardback
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
9781783291076, 1783291079

Summary: An enticing contemporary retelling of the classic story of Snow White. While the the handsome prince, the jealous queen, the beautiful girl and of course the poison all appear, Sarah Pinborough’s charming and provocative spin on the story will captivate fans of the fairy tale all over again.

The first of three brand-new retellings of classic fairy tales by Sarah Pinborough.

Story Locale: Fictional setting

Series Overview: Poison, Charm and Beauty are the edgy, sexy and contemporary retellings of classic fairy tales by critically acclaimed author Sarah Pinborough.

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Warbirds: The Aviation Art of Adam Tooby

Adam Tooby
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$34.95 USD / $39.95 CAD
Hardback
History / Military / Aviation
9781781168486, 1781168482

Summary: Adam Tooby is a rising star in the field of aviation art.

His work currently graces the new range of Airfix model boxes; he has also just signed up to produce covers for a range of books produced by well known military publisher, Osprey.

Moving away from traditional approaches to the subject matter, he is using computer technology to produce stunning images of some of the greatest aircraft in history.

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The Wolves of London : The Obsidian Heart

Mark Morris
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
400 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
9781781168660, 1781168660

Summary: Psychology professor Alex Locke is an ex-convict, forced back into the criminal underworld when his daughter is threatened. After he agrees to steal a mysterious Obsidian Heart, Locke is pursued by unearthly assassins known as the ‘Wolves of London’. Soon he discovers the heart can enable him to travel through time, and while it bestows him with his own dark powers, it also corrupts…

Story Locale: London during Victorian Times, WWII, and Modern Day

Series Overview: A new time-travelling series that weaves elements of sci-fi, horror and fantasy

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The Book of the Dead

Jamie Russell
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$24.99 USD / $28.99 CAD
448 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Performing Arts / Film & Video / Reference
9781781169254, 178116925X

Summary: Zombies have terrified audiences for over a century. From the earliest chillers such as I Walked with a Zombie to the Brad Pitt-starring blockbuster World War Z, the undead have proved relentlessly popular.

Book of the Dead details the whole morbid history of zombie cinema, now in a completely expanded edition.

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Charley’s War – Omnibus

Pat Mills, Joe Colquhoun
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$25.00 USD / $29.95 CAD
288 pages
Hardback
History / Military / World War I
9781781169148, 1781169144

Summary: The very best stories from the ten volume set of Charley’s War in a single a volume.

Often heralded as the greatest British comic strip ever created, Charley’s War tells the gripping story of an underage British soldier called Charley Bourne fighting during World War I.

This single volume is a collection of the very best stories from the complete 10 Volume set of Charley’s War, acting as a wonderful introduction to the greater series.

Released to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Story Locale: World War I

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The Dark Blood of Poppies

Freda Warrington
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
400 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
9781781167076, 1781167079

Summary: The ballerina Violette Lenoir has fallen victim to the bite of the vampire Charlotte. Her fire and energy have fuelled a terrifying change and a dreadful realisation; that Violette has become Lilith, the demon mother of all vampires. Haunted by Violette’s dark sensuality, Charlotte and her immortal lover Karl are drawn towards the dancer and the terrible destiny that has fallen on her shoulders.

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I’d Love to Draw

Andrew Loomis, Alex Ross
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$39.95 USD / $45.00 CAD
128 pages
Hardback
Art / Techniques / Drawing
9781781169209, 1781169209

Summary: I’d Love to Draw is a collection of work by the innovative American artist Andrew Loomis, previously unseen by anyone outside the Loomis family and available in print for the first time ever. Having been held in the Loomis family archive for decades after the artist’s death, I’d Love to Draw has been restored by a group of devoted experts, including the globally renowned comic book artist and Loomis devotee Alex Ross.

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Planet of the Apes: A Celebration

On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$39.95 USD / $45.00 CAD
256 pages
Hardback
Performing Arts / Film & Video / Direction & Production
9781783291984, 1783291982

Summary: Planet of the Apes: A Celebration is the first exhaustive account of the groundbreaking series, featuring production art, costume designs, make-up tests, posters, and interviews with the casts and crew.

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On Set with John Carpenter

Kim Gottlieb-Walker
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$29.95 USD / $34.95 CAD
176 pages
Hardback
Performing Arts / Film & Video / Reference
9781783294688, 178329468X

Summary: As a hot new maverick director/writer John Carpenter invited photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker onto the sets of some of his most iconic films: Halloween, Halloween II, The Fog, Christine and Escape From New York. This book collects together the best of that on-set photography, accompanied by exclusive interview material with those involved, including key cast and crew.

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The Art of Robert E McGinnis

Robert E. McGinnis, Art Scott
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$34.95 USD / $38.95 CAD
176 pages
Hardback
Art / Individual Artists / General
9781781162170, 1781162174

Summary: Robert McGinnis is a celebrated artist and illustrator, best known for his book cover and movie poster work. He began his career illustrating covers for the likes of Donald Westlaker, going on to produce art for TIME and Good Housekeeping, and most recently the limited edition cover of Stephen King’s Joyland. This is the definitive collection of the best and rarest of his work.

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Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series

Robert Garcia
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$50.00 USD / $55.00 CAD
256 pages
Hardback
Performing Arts / Film & Video / General
9781781167885, 1781167885

Summary: Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series is the definitive book for all fans of the popular Sixties show. Presented in a lavish hardcover edition, the book features classic images, rare stills, photography and production art and serves as the ultimate tribute for fans of the series.Now at long last, collectors and Bat-fans alike can indulge in a detailed and in-depth look at the show that inspired generations.

In the late 1960s the iconic comic book character Batman was given his very own live action TV series featuring Adam West in the lead role as the Caped Crusader, Burt Ward as his trusty sidekick Robin, Cesar Romero as the insanely villainous Joker, and Burgess Meredith as the tyrannical Penguin. During its two years on air, the show compiled 120 episodes and a tie-in feature film. The series had a tremendous cultural impact and continues to resonate to this day. Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series is a remarkably detailed and lavishly presented coffee table book that features all the legendary heroes and villains of the show in all their timeless glory, such as The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, and The Riddler.

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Batman: Bat Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show

Robert Garcia
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$14.99 USD / $17.95 CAD
128 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
9781783294695, 1783294698

Summary: KA-POW! BOFF! ZAP! This action-packed compendium is the perfect introduction and guide to the beloved 1960s Batman TV series. The dynamic duo, the colourful villains, the gadgets, that theme tune-it’s all here! Filled with fascinating facts, statistics and quotes, this fun-filled Bat-book is loaded with never-before-seen photos and in-depth looks at the episodes. The ideal gift for all Bat-fans!

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Chicago Fire: Novel 1

On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
336 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Media Tie-In / General
9781783293414, 1783293411

Summary: CHICAGO FIRE NOVEL 1 IS THE FIRST IN A NEW SERIES OF ORIGINAL FICTION BASED ON THE HIT NBC SHOW STARRING JESSE SPENCER AND TAYLOR KINNEY.

New fiction centred on the lives of the fire fighters and paramedics of the Chicago Fire Department, and all the drama, danger and unpredictability that ensues.

Story Locale: Chicago

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Modesty Blaise – The Grim Joker

Peter O’Donnell
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD
104 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9781781167113, 1781167117

Summary: As dangerous as she is desirable, Modesty Blaise, the cult creation of best-selling writer Peter O’Donnell, returns for three more devastating adventures! Features the classic stories ‘The Grim Joker’, ‘A Present for the Princess’ and ‘Black Queen’s Pawn’, written by Peter O’Donnell and beautifully illustrated by Enric Badia Romero!

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A Taste of Blood Wine

Freda Warrington
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
464 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
9781781168028, 1781168024

Summary: 1918. A First World War battlefield becomes the cosmic battleground for two vampires, as Karl von Wultendorf struggles to free himself from his domineering maker, Kristian.

1923. Charlotte Neville watches as her father, a Cambridge professor, fills Parkland Hall with guests for her sister Madeleine’s 18th birthday party. Among them is his handsome new research assistant Karl – the man Madeleine has instantly decided will be her husband. Charlotte, shy and retiring, is happy to devote her life to her father and her dull fiance Henry – until she sees Karl…

For Charlotte, it is the beginning of a deadly obsession that sunders her from her sisters, her father and even her dearest friend. As their feverish passion grows, Karl faces the dilemma he fears the most. Only by deserting Charlotte can his passion for her blood be conquered. Only by betraying her can he protect her from the terrifying attentions of Kristian – for Kristian has decided to teach Karl a lesson in power, by devouring Charlotte.

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Charm

Sarah Pinborough
On Sale Date: November 4, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
208 pages
Hardback
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
9781783291113, 1783291117

Summary: The classic Cinderella story is given a sexy contemporary makeover in this wicked fairy tale featuring all the heroes and villains that we know and love: the handsome prince, the fairy godmother, the wretched sisters, and the beautiful girl.

Story Locale: Fictional setting

Series Overview: Poison, Charm and Beauty are the edgy, sexy and contemporary retellings of classic fairy tales by critically acclaimed author Sarah Pinborough.

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The Eternal Champion

Michael Moorcock
On Sale Date: November 4, 2014
$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD
240 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Fantasy / General
9781783291618, 1783291613

Summary: John Daker dreams of other worlds, and a name: Erekosë. He finds the strength to answer the call, travelling to a strange land ruled by the aging King Rigenos of Necranal. Humanity is united in a desperate fight against the inhuman Eldren, and he must fight with them. But the actions of his brethren turns his loyalties, and as Erekosë he will take a terrible revenge.

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Assassin’s Creed – El Cakr Vol. 5

Eric Corbeyran, Djilalli Defaux
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
48 pages
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781783293582, 1783293586

Summary: Assassin’s Creed: El Cakr continues the story of elite Assassin Jonathan Hawk, a brother-in-arms of video game protagonist Desmond Miles. In the present day, Hawk fights through a terrible setback to unmask a traitor in the Order’s ranks, whilst his ancestor El Cakr battles Templar agents to gain possession of the powerful Scepter of Aset in 13th century Egypt. As paths intertwine and hidden agendas are revealed, both Hawk and El Cakr take dangerous steps that lead them ever closer toward their destinies.

Story Locale: Present day/ 13th Century Egypt

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The James Bond Omnibus – (Vol. 006)

On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD
304 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9780857685919, 0857685910

Summary: The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting more of Jim Lawrence’s celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes nine of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: Shark Bait, Doomcrack, The Paradise Plot, Deathmask, Flittermouse, Polestar, The Scent of Danger, Snake Goddess, and Double Eagle!

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Alien – River of Pain (Novel #3)

Christopher Golden
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
320 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Media Tie-In / General
9781781162729, 1781162727

Summary: The Alien film franchise has been embraced by sci-fi fans around the world. The film series stars Lieutenant Ellen Ripley and her battles with the deadly Xenomorph, commonly referred to as the Alien. For the first time, this novel will reveal the secrets behind the colonization of LV-426, the planet where the Alien was first found in Alien, and the setting for Aliens where a sole survivor was discovered – a young girl named Newt.

Produced by Twentieth Century Fox, the franchise launched with the release of the 1979 film, Alien. The film release led to three very successful movie sequels, numerous books, comics and video game spinoffs. This third novel and its two tightly plotted predecessors will directly relate to the first two films of the franchise, expanding the canon like never before.

Alien TM & © 1979, 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – The Devil’s Promise

David Stuart Davies
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD
224 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
9781783292707, 1783292709

Summary: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are holidaying on the English coast when they discover a corpse on the beach… which then disappears. They can get little help from the nearby village, populated by strange and unfriendly characters. Then the corpse suddenly reappears in their cottage and they are attacked by persons unknown. Watson comes to, and discovers that months have passed, and Holmes is not the man he remembers. What has happened to his friend? Does it have something to do with a dead devil worshipper, whose children happen to live in the cursed village?

Story Locale: The English Coast

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Beauty

Sarah Pinborough
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
208 pages
Hardback
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
9781783291144, 1783291141

Summary: An enticing contemporary retelling of the classic story of Sleeping Beauty. While the the handsome prince, the evil fairy, the beautiful girl and of course the spindle all appear, Sarah Pinborough’s charming and provocative spin on the story will captivate fans of the fairy tale all over again.

The third of three brand-new retellings of classic fairy tales by Sarah Pinborough.

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The Silver Warriors : Book 2 of Erekosë Trilogy

Michael Moorcock
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD
240 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Fantasy / General
9781783291625, 1783291621

Summary: The second legendary instalment of the classic Erekosë trilogy by the master of fantasy Michael Moorcock, all reissued by Titan Books.

First published in 1970, The Silver Warriors is a classic staple of the sword and sorcery genre, followed by The Dragon in the Sword, and preceded by The Eternal Champion.

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Bad Dreams

Kim Newman
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
432 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Horror / General
9781781165614, 1781165610

Summary: Anne Nielson, an American journalist, comes to London to investigate the strange death of her sister. Soon, she becomes sucked into a netherworld of corruption and perversion and is hurtled toward a final confrontation where she has only the dead as allies.

Story Locale: London, UK

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Matt Helm – The Poisoners

Donald Hamilton
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
240 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Espionage
9781783292967, 1783292962

Summary: When Matt Helm is dispatched to Los Angeles to investigate the shooting of an agent, it wasn’t just an assignment-it was personal. To get the answers he wants means run-ins with two-bit hoods, a trio of beautiful women, a bunch of drug traffickers, and his old friend Mr Soo, whose government has ideas about polluting America to death…

Story Locale: Los Angeles

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The Dragon in the Sword : Book 3 of Erekosë Trilogy

Michael Moorcock
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD
240 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Fantasy / General
9781783291632, 178329163X

Summary: Trapped in a timeless existence, doomed to fight forever, John Daker is the Eternal Champion. Haunted by memories of too many battles waged during infinite lifetimes, he has taken Fate into his own hands. He searches for Ermizhad, and for the key that will free him from psychic captivity. On a dark ship piloted by a blind helmsman, the Eternal Champion must stand and fight the darkest battle in the history of the world.

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Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth

Stephen Jones
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
480 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Horror / General
9781783291311, 1783291311

Summary: Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century’s master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that the entire village has interbred with strange creatures that live beneath the sea, and worship ancient gods.

Story Locale: Lovecraft’s “Innsmouth”

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The Art of Total War

Martin Robinson
On Sale Date: January 13, 2015
$34.95 USD / $39.95 CAD
192 pages
Hardback
Games / Video & Electronic / General
9781783292165, 1783292164

Summary: The definitive visual guide encompassing all the games in the critically acclaimed, best-selling Total War series.

The Art of Total War features art from all the games in the series, including Shogun, Napoleon, Empire, Medieval, and Rome. Since the first game’s release in 2000, the franchise has sold over 14 million copies.

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Wastelands – Stories of the Apocalypse

John Joseph Adams
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
336 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Fantasy / Short Stories
9781783291489, 1783291486

Summary: An anthology of the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction, including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King. Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon.

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Matt Helm – The Intriguers

Donald Hamilton
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
240 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Espionage
9781783292981, 1783292989

Summary: Matt Helm is on vacation in Mexico with nothing on his mind except fishing, when some joker tries to shoot him in the back. Naturally it was no accident. When secret agents get shot at, it never is. So Helm has to go back to work. At least there’s a bonus in the form of his boss’s beautiful daughter, a playmate in peril.

Story Locale: Mexico

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Mike Hammer – King of the Weeds

Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD
272 pages
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
9780857689788, 0857689789

Summary: The third newly discovered Mickey Spillane/Mike Hammer novel

Hammer finds himself up against a clever serial killer targeting only cops.

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Wastelands 2 – More Stories of the Apocalypse John Joseph Adams

On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
336 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Dystopian
9781783291502, 1783291508

Summary: Wastelands 2 – More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of post-apocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned science fiction and fantasy authors in the field today including George RR Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Diaz, David Brin and many more.

Featuring stories from a roster of the most recognized and celebrated names within the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres, Wastelands 2 – More Stories of the Apocalypse is an eclectic mix of tales that explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.

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Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths

Stephen Jones
On Sale Date: March 17, 2015
$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD
480 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Fantasy / Short Stories
9781783291281, 1783291281

Summary: The ultimate anthology of supernatural detective fiction featuring some of the biggest names in dark fantasy and horror including Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley and Manly Wade Wellman.

Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths features eighteen haunting tales from the masters of supernatural fiction. Weaving noir with the fantastic and sometimes, horrific, this standalone anthology presents sleuths who investigate bizarre and otherworldly cases such as Neil Gaiman’s Lawrence Talbot, Clive Barker’s Harry D’Amour and the eight-part ‘Seven Stars’ adventure by Kim Newman.

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A1 Presents: Carpe Diem Book One: I Hate Mondays

WH Rauf, Rhoald Marcellius, Sakti Yuwono
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD
104 pages
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781782760832, 1782760830

Summary: The GREATEST Assassins the World will Never Know!

The world’s seven deadliest assassins, one for each day of the week. Five impossibly hilarious missions. Death to Monday!

Story Locale: In the skies, under the big top, under the earth and under the sea.

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Alien Legion: Dead And Buried

Carl Potts, Larry Stroman
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$29.95 USD / $34.95 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781782760689, 1782760687

Summary: They are the scum of the galaxy; the worst of the worst – criminal, killers, the lost, the angry, the desperate. They are the misfits and monsters of Alien Legion, the toughest rammers in the galaxy! And it’s their job to put themselves in the line of fire, fight wars for those too weak or too scared to protect themselves.

Story Locale: Space, The Future

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The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Michael Mendheim, Simon Bisley
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$24.99 USD / $27.95 CAD
272 pages
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781782760658, 1782760652

Summary: An epic adventure that marks legendary artist Simon Bisley’s triumphant return to interior comics work!The entire epic saga collected at last, with all-new bonus features including covers, posters and concept art by the Eisner Award-winning master of painted horror himself – the BIZ! Plus: WIN original Bisley art!

The End of Days is here, and four lost souls must climb from the depths of Hell itself to stand against the monstrous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – for the sake of humanity!

Story Locale: Earth, The Near-Future, the End of Days

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Void

Herik Hanna, Sean Phillips
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781782760849, 1782760849

Summary: Herik Hanna has worked with many brilliant artists, among them Eric Canete, Sean Phillips and Bruno Bassadi, and is the author of the successful Bad Ass comics series.

Sean Phillips has worked as a professional illustrator for over twenty-five years, mostly drawing comic books. He has worked for all the major American and British publishers, as well as other major clients including Twentieth Century Fox, Sony, Maxim and Island Records. In addition, he has illustrated issues of household names such as Avengers, Batman, Spider-Man and WildC.A.T.S.

Story Locale: Space

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Springheeled Jack

David Hitchcock
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD
128 pages
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781782761297, 1782761292

Summary: Deeply traumatised by the mysterious loss of his wife and having spent time with the inmates of the Bedlam lunatic asylum, Sir Jack Rackham becomes a profoundly troubled man. With his sanity vicariously close to breaking point, he is haunted by visions of a black vulture with flaming eyes snatching his beloved wife, and decides that he must find the monster plaguing his memory to discover the truth behind the disappearance.

Along with his friend Doctor Henry Jekyll, Rackham takes the hunt to the streets of London but quickly realises that he could be sinking deeper into a conspiracy that threatens to rock the very foundations of the British Empire.

Story Locale: London, England

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Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol. 1: The Ruby Throne

Julien Blondel, Didier Poli, Robin Recht
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$12.99 USD / $14.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781782761242, 1782761241

Summary: Elric, the albino emperor, has ruled Melniboné for millennia – a feat made possible through magic and various herbs that serve to strengthen and prolong his life. However, Elric’s empire is crumbling before him and now his envious cousin and prince of Melniboné, Yyrkoon, plots to claim the Ruby Throne for himself.

Yet when Elric’s people come under the threat of a pirate attack, Elric believes that he can once again restore his authority and regain their faith by defeating the pirates. However, the true cost of this task will force him to reveal his allegiance to the dark Arioch, the most dominant of the Lords of Chaos…

Story Locale: The Multiverse

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First Kingdom Vol 5: The Space Explorer’s Club

Jack Katz
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$19.99 USD / $23.99 CAD
160 pages
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels
9781782760146, 1782760148

Summary: An epic new chapter in one of the greatest graphic novel series from the Golden Age of Comics!

From the life’s work of a man who inspired some of the greatest names in comics history comes an incredible new chapter in The First Kingdom saga!

Story Locale: Post-apocalyptic future

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Tank Girl Omnibus

Alan Martin, Ashley Wood, Rufus Dayglo
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
288 pages
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781782760641, 1782760644

Summary: Three epic Tank Girl stories, collected in one digest-sized volume!

Tank Girl’s back with a bang – and a helluva spine – in this Booga’s-pouched-sized collection of three insane adventures!

Story Locale: The present-day-post-apocalypse.

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The Complete Cholly & Flytrap

Arthur Suydam
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781782760573, 1782760571

Summary: Collected for the first time EVER, this volume contains within its hallowed covers all of Cholly & Flytrap’s tales of daring-do, grievous bodily harm and giant bat riding!

On distant planets, in cities of future past, Cholly – survivalist, battlefield entrepreneur and all-round anti hero ¬- and his pal, the giant naked Chinaman known as Flytrap, struggle against the troubles that seem to follow them like a bad smell…

Story Locale: Distant planets, The Future

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The Complete Johnny Nemo

Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781782760702, 1782760709

Summary: A futuristic noir collection featuring Johnny Nemo – an ultra-violent, foul-mouthed PI from dystopian London 2921.

Johnny Nemo: Existentialist Hitman of the Future – a streetwise PI who deals in death…and simple solutions to complex problems! A provocative and hilarious satire

Story Locale: Futuristic, dystopian London Year 2921

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THE RAGE VOLUME 1: ZOMBIE GENERATION

Pierre Boisserie, Malo Kerfriden
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781782760870, 1782760873

Summary: A disturbing and controversial new take on the zombie genre!

A new pandemic virus, a mutated form of rabies, spreads throughout the world. It affects only children, turning them into mindless, violent killers, hungry for blood. Now humanity faces an impossible choice: kill every child – or face extinction…

Story Locale: Paris, near-future

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Black Dragon

Chris Claremont, John Bolton
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$24.99 USD / $27.95 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781782760580, 178276058X

Summary: A classic collection from the acclaimed creators of Marada the She -Wolf!

An exiled knight, banished for nercormancy and heresy, returns home to find England in turmoil and is recruited by the beautiful Eleanor of Aquitaine to save her kingdom. But it soon becomes clear there is more to this treachery than rebellious lords and greedy, something dark and evil stretching back to the fall of Camelot!

Story Locale: Medieval England, Fantasy.

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Monster Massacre Vol. 3

Dave Elliott
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$22.99 USD / $25.95 CAD
Hardback
9781782761280, 1782761284

Summary: The greatest talents from around the world come together to show you how much fun creating comics can be!

MADNESS, MONSTERS and MAYHEM from the greatest comics creators around the world – with no objective other than to have fun and entertain!

Story Locale: The Universe

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The Third Testament (Book I)

Xavier Dorison, Alex Alice
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
9781782760894, 178276089X

Summary: A monastery is burned to the ground; every monk within killed. It now falls to Conrad of Marburg, a disgraced Inquisitor, to discover the motive for this heinous crime and make sure that those responsible are punished…but his journey into darkness is only beginning!

A medieval thriller and a swashbuckling 14th century relic quest – Indiana Jones meets The Name of the Rose!

Story Locale: 14th Century Europe

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The Chronicles Of Legion Volume 1: The Rise Of The Vampires

Fabien Nury, Mathieu Lauffray, Mario Alberti, Zhan…
On Sale Date: November 4, 2014
$10.99 USD / $12.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781782760931, 1782760938

Summary: THE MAGNIFICENT PREQUEL TO THE INFAMOUS AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED VAMPIRE NOVEL I AM LEGEND!

Three lives…Three different faces of evil…Three incarnations of Dracula, locked in eternal battle!

Story Locale: US, Latin America, Moscow, London

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Kingdom Of The Wicked

Ian Edginton, D’Israeli
On Sale Date: November 4, 2014
$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781782760566, 1782760563

Summary: A children’s author is sucked back into the world of his childhood imagination – only to find it transformed into a landscape of horror! Can he escape this prison of the mind – or end the war that has devastated his imagination?

The twenty-first century’s greatest living children’s author – Christopher Grahame – is drawn back into Castrovalva, the world of his childhood imagination, when the stress of his fame starts to weigh on him. But Castrovalva has gone to hell in his absence – devastated by war, famine and loss. And now Christopher can’t wake up. Has he lost his mind…or his innocence?

Story Locale: Present day, inside the childhood imaginary world of the protagonist

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Ordinary

Rob Williams, D’Israeli
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$19.95 USD / $23.95 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels
9781782760092, 1782760091

Summary: Imagine a world where everyone has superpowers. That is, except you. You are the same old turgid, miserable, lonely loser you’ve always been.

But when it comes to superpowers, apparently you can indeed have too much of a good thing. With everyone able to destroy tower blocks with a single punch, any minor fracas escalates into a city-leveling combat, and the world is now in ruins as terrorism and war threaten the very survival of the planet.

What’s needed is a return to normality, to devolve back from Superhuman to just human – and there’s only one man for the job: down-at-heal, divorced New York plumber, Michael Fisher.

Story Locale: Present-day / superhero

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Royal Blood

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dongzi Liu
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$16.99 USD / $18.95 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
9781782760979, 1782760970

Summary: A dark and violent tale from avante-garde filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky

A king betrayed during wartime. A throne seized upon his return. A horrific love that should never be!

Story Locale: Dark fantasy kingdom, the quasi-medieval past

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A1 Annual – Vol. 2

Dave Elliott
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$22.99 USD / $25.95 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781782761327, 1782761322

Summary: AUTHORS: ARCHIE GOODWIN, GARY COHN, PARIS CULLINS, RUFUS DAYGLO, DAVE DORMAN, MARK A. NELSON, W. H. RAUF, DAVE WILKINS, SAMI BASRI, ALEX HORLEY, D’ISRAELI, GARRIE GASTONNY, STANLEY ARTGERM LAU, GARRY LEACH, BARNABY BAGENDA, SAKTI YUWONO, SANDY PLUNKETT, SIMON BISLEY, ANDY KUHN, ADAM SHIEKMAN, NORMAN FELCHLE, RHOALD MARCELLIUS, MICHAEL T. GILBERT, SUNNY GHO, DAVE ELLIOTT, DOUG BRAITHWAITE AND MORE…

EDITOR: DAVE ELLIOTT is a constant innovator in the world of comics, with a long career as a writer, artist, editor, publisher and IP developer

Story Locale: Various

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The Chimera Brigade: Vol I

Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin, Fabrice Gess, Celene …
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
48 pages
Hardback
Comics & Gra

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13. New Titles from Kodansha, Coming This Fall!

Lots of Attack on Titan titles!  And other fun stuff!
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Negima! 28

Ken Akamatsu
On Sale Date: August 12, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
192 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Negima
9781612628462, 161262846X
Summary: The latest volume of manga fun and mayhem starring a young wizard who teaches English at an all-girl Japanese junior high school. 16 and up.
This bestselling series consistently is number one in the graphic novel market whenever a new volume releases!
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: A ten-year-old wizard, Negi Springfield is also a teacher with a wide variety of strange and unusual students. With every new adventure, they learn more about each other and themselves.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Noragami 1 : Stray God

Adachitoka
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629063, 1612629067
Summary: A supernatural action-comedy series with themes similar to Bleach, Soul Eater, and Death Note.
Anime currently streaming on FUNimation.com and fans are raving about it, calling the first episode “one hell of a series opener!”
Fun female and male characters give this series strong crossover appeal.
Ages 16 and up. Ongoing series.
Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he’ll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can’t afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: As a god with few followers, Yato looks to build his wealth and reputation by taking on jobs to help folks in need. Someday Yato hopes to be worshipped by hordes of people and have spectacular shrines built in his honor. But for now, he simply needs to find some work and save up enough money to build his first shrine. No job is too small for Yato, the god-for-hire.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Sherlock Bones 7

Yuma Ando
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Crime & Mystery
Series: Sherlock Bones
9781612625829, 1612625827
Summary: Sherlock Holmes is reborn with a twist. Sherlock Bones has the enigmatic detective reincarnated as a dog! And there’s no slowing this hound down once he’s on to the scent of a good mystery.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic super sleuth has seen a strong revival in modern culture with the BBC’s Sherlock and CBS’ Elementary. Now manga fans can get their fill of deductive reasoning with Sherlock Bones!
With a nice balance of playful humor and serious drama, this title will appeal to all ages, especially fans of a good mystery.
13 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
Takeru loves dogs, so he heads to the pound to adopt one. When he gets there, he notices a dog who doesn’t play or interact with the other dogs, and he brings the dog home. Then he starts to hear voices…But he’s not crazy. It’s just that the legendary Sherlock Holmes has been reincarnated in the body of this small pup, and only Takeru can hear his human voice! Taking on the role of Watson, Takeru and Holmes (aka, Sherlock Bones) work to solve crimes across modern day Tokyo!
Series Overview: Sherlock Holmes, reincarnated as a dog (Sherlock Bones), tackles solving inexplicable crimes with his faithful owner/partner Takeru (whom Holmes believes is actually Watson).
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The Seven Deadly Sins 4

Nakaba Suzuki
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629278, 161262927X
Summary: A fantasy adventure for teens that bears all the hallmarks of the next Dragon Ball Z!
This is a chance to get in on the ground floor of the next shonen hit. Off to a strong start in Japan, this ongoing series will enjoy support from Japanese readers and licensors for years to come!
Features strong female and male protagonists: Though Meliodas is helping her, Princess Elizabeth is no damsel in distress – she’s determined to take back her kingdom by any means necessary!
Puts a playful new twist on familiar medieval tropes like knights, giants, and princesses – here the hero wields a broken sword, and his sidekick is a talking pig!
Ongoing series. 13 and up.
When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated…?
Series Overview: Welcome to the land of Britannia, a picturesque country ruled by the benevolent King Lyonnesse – or at least it was, until the king’s guard assassinated him and started a full-blown Holy War! Now the king’s only daughter Elizabeth must seek the aid of the dreaded warriors the Seven Deadly Sins. Wrongly framed and sent into exile, they’re now the princess’s only hope to free the kingdom from the grip of the villainous Holy Knights!
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Attack on Titan Guidebook: INSIDE & OUTSIDE

Hajime Isayama
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$24.99 USD / $26.99 CAD
384 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781612629452, 1612629458
Summary: The guide book to the popular Atack on Titan, in a unique double-sided format!
Attack on Titan is the breakout manga hit of the year! With the hot anime running on Crunchyroll and Funimation, the manga is finding new fans every day as sales continue to climb!
DVD release for the main series in English planned for 2014!
A character-driven story of survival, where most of humanity has been killed by monsters known as Titans. For fans of The Walking Dead, World War Z and other post-apocalyptic stories.
A monster hit in Japan, where the main series has sold over 25 million copies!
The guide book for the number one bestseller in Japan. The definitive guide to the secrets of the Attack on Titan universe. A single volume of nearly 400 pages, including more than 16 color pages in the center. Concept art, complete character profiles and setting details – even Titan papercraft!
Story Locale: The post-apocalyptic future
Series Overview: Humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humanity. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world killing off humankind for years. For the past century, what’s left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, which are 10 to 20 meters tall. But the sudden appearance of of an immense Titan is about to change everything.
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Genshiken: Second Season 5

Shimoku Kio
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
Series: Genshiken: Second Season
9781612625768, 1612625762
Summary: The sequel series to the bestselling Genshiken will have fans coming back for more.
The original nerd manga delves deeper into female fandom, creating more reference points for male and female fans.
16 and up.
School festival season is here! With friends of Yajima and Yoshitake visiting, someone from Hato’s past chooses just the moment to reappear. Amid the chaos, an essential turning point arrives for Madarame!
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Welcome to the world of the Genshiken, home of the true otaku – the Japanese term for ubergeek. This is the story of a group of friends who are all members of the most hardcore anime and manga fan club in all of Tokyo – and the boys and girls who love them.
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My Little Monster 4

Robico
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: My Little Monster
9781612626000, 1612626009
Summary: Two outcasts make up an odd couple with great potential for spontaneous combustion in this quirky romantic comedy manga.
There’s a Beauty and the Beast element to the story with the “beauty” and “beast” characters revealing layers of their personality as their relationship (of sorts) develops.
Funny and odd, this manga will appeal to teens who like a good offbeat romance.
11 volumes total. Ages 13 and up.
Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!
Series Overview: Haru Yoshida is feared as an unstable and violent “monster.” Mizutani Shizuku is a grade obsessed student with no friends. Fate brings these two together to form the most unlikely pair. Haru firmly believes he’s in love with Mizutani and she firmly believes he’s insane.
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xxxHOLiC Omnibus 3

Clamp
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Horror
Series: XXXHolic Omnibus
9781612625935, 1612625932
Summary: With a sequel series and live action drama launching in Japan, xxxHOLiC is garnering great attention.
Part drama, part mystery, xxxHOLiC spins engaging tales that have remarkable depth.
This omnibus edition will contain three volumes.
Seven volumes. Appropriate for ages 13+
Kimihiro Watanuki is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. He seeks help from a mysterious woman named Yuko, who claims she can help. However, Watanuki must work for Yuko in order to pay for her aid. Soon Watanuki finds himself employed in Yuko’s shop where he sees things and meets customers that are stranger than anything he could have ever imagined.
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Watanuki is Yuko’s unwilling assistant, but even he is compelled by the fascinating adventures he’s had since he started working for the “space-time witch.” Yuko operates a shop that grants people what they need, but there is always a price to be paid….
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Fairy Tail 42

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612625614, 1612625614
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Fairy Tail Art Book

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$22.99 USD / $25.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612629094, 1612629091
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Manga Dogs 1

Ema Toyama
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
9781612629032, 1612629032
Summary: MEET THE COMIC RELIEF
Kanna Tezuka is a serious 15-year-old manga artist, already being published as a pro. So when she finds out her high school is starting a manga drawing course, even she gets excited. But it’s a fiasco! The teacher is useless, and the only other students – three pretty-boy artist wannabes – quickly adopt Kanna as their (unwilling) sensei. But they all have ridiculous delusions about being an artist, and if Kanna can’t bring them back down to Earth, she’ll never get any work done!
A sharp-witted satire of the manga world from the creator of I Am Here! and Missions of Love!
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: Kanna Tezuka just wanted some peace and quiet so she could focus on making manga. With that in mind, she enrolled in a manga class. Her dreams of quiet were soon shattered by three boys who tilt the scales heavily in the looks department, but not so much in the brains. The boys discover that Kanna is a published manga artist and decide that she must be their teacher…but she has other ideas!
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Missions of Love 9

Ema Toyama
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Missions of Love
9781612625775, 1612625770
Summary: From the creator of ‘I am Here!’, which was a sleeper hit for Kodansha Comics. Strong demand for this series. Ages 16 and up.
Romantic hijinx and sexual tension are rampant in this funny and dramatic shojo series. Can a girl blackmail a boy to teach her about love, just so she can write a new novel?
Series Overview: In school, Yukina is a cold and distant girl, while Shigure appears to be a perfect, good-looking guy. But the two of them have a secret, and their extraordinary “love” is about to start! Yukina, under the pen name ‘Yupina,’ is actually a popular cell phone novelist. When she discovers Shigure’s devious womanizing ways, she blackmails him to complete daring ‘missions of love’ for her to write about. Will these missions give them an opportunity to fall in love with each other?
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Vinland Saga 5

Makoto Yukimura
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Historical Fiction
Series: Vinland Saga
9781612624242, 1612624243
Summary: The epic action manga for fans of Game of Thrones. A story of war, royal intrigue, suspense and revenge set against the Viking invasions of England.
Fans of mature, epic tales like Berserk and Lone Wolf and Cub will find a new favorite in Vinland Saga.
Hardcover two-in-one format packed with extras appeals to college-aged and adult fans.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
The Viking invasion of England has reached a fever pitch, and Askeladd and Thorfinn rush to take part in the carnage! Their goal is the capture of Canute, the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard and heir to the throne of Scandanavia and the Danelaw. But standing in their way is Thorkell, one of the Viking world’s most daring warriors. The defeat of a living legend will be a formidable test of Askeladd’s cunning and Thorfinn’s ruthlessness!
Story Locale: Medieval England
Series Overview: Thorfinn is son to one of the Vikings’ greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears to have his revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd’s band in order to challenge him to a duel, and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England. From the creator of the classic Planetes manga comes this epic, highly-anticipated tale.
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Say I Love You. 4

Kanae Hazuki
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Say I Love You
9781612626055, 161262605X
Summary: For older teens interested in a frank, moving depiction of high school romance. Fans of Sara Zarr and Stephanie Perkins.
Personal, character-driven storytelling recalls hit manga series like NANA and Kimi ni Todoke.
Fans of the recent anime series will want to read past where it leaves off to find out what happens to their favorite characters.
Ongoing in Japan.
16 & Up.
Since her “friends” framed her for the death of the class rabbit in elementary school, Mei Tachibana has given up on other people. But when Mei kicks Yamato, the most popular boy at her high school, in the head (she was aiming for someone else), she becomes enemy No. 1 among the student body…while Yamato himself grows more and more fascinated with her! How long can Mei keep her heart closed off? How long will she refuse to say, “I love you”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Though still just in high school, Mei Tachibana had already abandoned all hope of finding a friend, not to mention true love. But a humiliating moment ties her and Yamato, the most popular boy in school, together, and once she starts opening her heart, there’s no going back. Candid and complex, Say I Love You breathes new life into common themes, thanks to Hazuki’s unique insight into the awkward bluster and emotional vulnerability of teenage life.
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Air Gear 32

On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Sports
Series: Air Gear
9781612622477, 161262247X
Summary: Air Gear is an exciting, top-selling manga from a known creator (Oh!great), with an anime available in the U.S. Ages 16 and up.
After a strong debut, Air Gear quickly became a fan-favorite series for Kodansha!
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Everybody knows that Itsuki is the most fearsome skater around. With his high-tech Air Gear skates, his moves are so smooth they’re almost like flying. But when you’re the best, someone always wants to take you down. Action, adventure, and high-stakes competition-and that’s just the beginning!
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Animal Land 10

Raiku Makoto
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Series: Animal Land
9781612625577, 1612625576
Summary: A quirky adventure manga set in a fantastic animal world with off-beat humor and unique art. 13 and up.
Animal Land is a heartwarming tale of courage, determination and love. The story stays light on its feet with fun artwork and imaginative world environments.
Story Locale: Animal Land
Series Overview: Orphaned after her parents were killed by Lynxes, Monoko is the only tanuki (raccoon dog) in her village without a family, until she finds a human baby in a river. In Animal Land, a world inhabited solely by animals, this human child is a mystery. This baby is Monoko’s only chance at having a family and she is determined to raise the human child as her own. Animal Land is a quirky story about Monoko and the mysterious human baby.
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No. 6 volume 9

Atsuko Asano
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Series: No. 6
9781612627946, 1612627943
Summary: A dystopian thriller for fans of The Hunger Games.
Viewers of the anime series will want to see a more detailed take on the story.
Young female fantasy readers will love the sensitive portrayal of an unsteady friendship growing in adversity.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
Soldiers from No. 6 suddenly begin a massacre of unarmed civilians, hauling the survivors off to the correctional facility! The only way to get into the facility to save Safu is to get swept up in the dragnet. But once Shion and Rat arrive, what they find is a hell worse than they could have imagined…
Story Locale: No. 6
Series Overview: When Shion, a privileged boy, gives shelter to an urchin for the night, the city he once called home forces him into the ghettos for insubordination. Four years later, an epidemic breaks out across the city. Shion, along with the help of the urchin Rat, must clear his name, even if it means exposing the ugly truth behind the perfect city No. 6.
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Sankarea 9

Mitsuru Hattori
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Horror
Series: Sankarea
9781612625805, 1612625800
Summary: Boy meets girl, then accidentally turns girl into a zombie when she falls off a cliff and disembowels herself.
Aimed at young male fans of The Walking Dead and other zombie TV shows, movies and games, particularly this year’s zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies.”
Fans of the anime will want to check out the original manga upon which it was based.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
Caught between his concern for Babu and Rea’s feelings, Chihiro awakens one morning to find Rea has left for the ZoMA, the Zombie Medical Anthropology Institute! What new answers – or threats – await the two of them in the “zombie Holy Land”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Since he was little, Chihiro has felt an unusual emotional connection to zombie movies. It’s not that he feels bad for the survivors – instead he fantasizes about comforting the poor undead girls they slaughter! When his beloved pet passes away, he decides to brew up a resurrection potion in secret. But he’s discovered by popular girl and local heiress Sanka Rea, whose life isn’t as perfect as it seems…and Furuya suggests that she could serve as a test subject!
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Attack on Titan: No Regrets 2

Hajime Isayama, Gan Sunaaku, Hikaru Suruga
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781612629438, 1612629431
Summary: A highly anticipated prequel series to the popular Atack on Titan that delves into the past of Levi and Erwin, female fans’ two favorite characters!
Attack on Titan is the breakout manga hit of the year! With the hot anime running on Crunchyroll and Funimation and scheduled for DVD release in 2014, the manga is finding new fans every day as sales continue to climb!
A focused drama that follows Levi’s journey from a life of crime to becoming humanity’s strongest guardian, and his friendship with the ruthless, principled Commander Erwin. Their relationship will remind readers of Sherlock and other tales of male friendship that appeal to women.
Main series is a monster hit in Japan, where it has sold over 25 million copies! And in the U.S., where we have over 500,000 copies in print!
Ongoing series. 16 and up.
A prequel series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Humankind is down to just a few thousand people who live in
Story Locale: The post-apocalyptic future
Series Overview: Humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humanity. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world killing off humankind for years. This prequel story to the main Attack on Titan series tells the origin of humanity’s greatest warrior & fan-favorite character, Levi.
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Fairy Tail 43

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612625621, 1612625622
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Air Gear Omnibus 4

On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$19.99 USD / $22.99 CAD
608 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Sports
Series: Air Gear Omnibus
9781612624037, 1612624030
Summary: Air Gear is an exciting, top-selling manga from a known creator (Oh!great), with an anime available in the U.S from Funimation. Ages 16 and up.
After a strong debut, Air Gear quickly became a fan-favorite series for Del Rey Manga! Now collected in a 3-in-1 omnibus.
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Everybody knows that Itsuki is the most fearsome skater around. With his high-tech Air Gear skates, his moves are so smooth they’re almost like flying. But when you’re the best, someone always wants to take you down. Action, adventure, and high-stakes competition-and that’s just the beginning!
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Cage of Eden 16

Yoshinobu Yamada
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Series: Cage of Eden
9781612625607, 1612625606
Summary: An exciting action manga that is a combination of Lost, Battle Royale and Jurassic Park. 16 and up.
Expect the unexpected in Cage of Eden where stranded teens look to survive on a dangerous island full of surprises.
Story Locale: Mystery Island
Series Overview: Akira and his classmates are on a plane heading back home after a field trip abroad. Suddenly the plane crashes on a mysterious island. Akira is somehow still alive despite the crash, but soon discovers that he’s not exactly safe and sound when enromous supposedly extinct beasts begin chasing him. Akira begins to find other classmates who have also survived the crash. Some work together and some work against each other in an effort to survive on the strange island.
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The Seven Deadly Sins 5

Nakaba Suzuki
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629292, 1612629296
Summary: A fantasy adventure for teens that bears all the hallmarks of the next Dragon Ball Z!
This is a chance to get in on the ground floor of the next shonen hit. Off to a strong start in Japan, this ongoing series will enjoy support from Japanese readers and licensors for years to come!
Features strong female and male protagonists: Though Meliodas is helping her, Princess Elizabeth is no damsel in distress – she’s determined to take back her kingdom by any means necessary!
Puts a playful new twist on familiar medieval tropes like knights, giants, and princesses – here the hero wields a broken sword, and his sidekick is a talking pig!
Ongoing series. 13 and up.
When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated…?
Series Overview: Welcome to the land of Britannia, a picturesque country ruled by the benevolent King Lyonnesse – or at least it was, until the king’s guard assassinated him and started a full-blown Holy War! Now the king’s only daughter Elizabeth must seek the aid of the dreaded warriors the Seven Deadly Sins. Wrongly framed and sent into exile, they’re now the princess’s only hope to free the kingdom from the grip of the villainous Holy Knights!
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Tsubasa Omnibus 2

Clamp
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
Series: Tsubasa Omnibus
9781612625966, 1612625967
Summary: Tsubasa is one of CLAMP’s most successful series with over 1.4 million copies sold in the US.
Combines sci-fi and fantasy, with space/time travel and dramatic battles involving magic.
It is a love story at its core with great characters that will appeal to both boys and girls
This is a three-in-one omnibus.
Appropriate for ages 13+
Princess Sakura is under a terrible curse and Syaoran will do whatever it takes to save her…even if it means traveling through space and time. Along with some strange companions, Syaoran begins an epic journey to save the one he loves!
Story Locale: Fantasy world
Series Overview: Princess Sakura has a mysterious power that will change the world. But she’s fallen under a curse, and it’s up to her friend Syaoran to journey through many alternate worlds to find a way to save her.
Publication History: TRADE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
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UQ Holder 3

Ken Akamatsu
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629377, 1612629377
Summary: A brand new series from Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina, Negima!).
Set in the far future of the world of Negima!, it will draw in older Negima! fans. But it is also an entirely new story, so new fans will enjoy it as well.
This is an action adventure story that emphasizes friendship and keeps a light tone with humor throughout.
Ongoing series appropriate for ages 16 and up.
Negi Springfield, the boy wizard of the hit manga Negima!, fought and won many battles. Now it is decades later and Negi’s grandson(!), a little boy name Touta, dreams of leaving his quiet village and heading to the City. But first he must defeat his teacher…the immortal vampire, Evangeline!
Series Overview: Look, let’s be honest here. At the time of this writing only the first few chapters of UQ Holder exist, and it’s difficult to say what the story is about at this point. What we do know is that it is by manga god KEN AKAMATSU, whose Love Hina and Negima! have been massively successful in both the U.S. and Japan. We expect his legion of fans to come out to support his new book in a BIG way.
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Attack on Titan: Junior High 2

Hajime Isayama, Saki Nakagawa
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$16.99 USD / $18.99 CAD
400 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781612629186, 1612629180
Summary: Over 400 pages of hilarious comedy based on the popular Attack on Titan, except this time, all the characters are in junior high school!
Attack on Titan is the breakout manga hit of the year! With the hot anime running on Crunchyroll and Funimation, the manga is finding new fans every day as sales continue to climb!
DVD release for the main series in English planned for 2014!
The main series is a monster hit in Japan, where it has sold over 25 million copies! And in the U.S., where we have over 500,000 copies in print!
Ongoing series. 16 and up.
A spin-off series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Eren and Mikasa enter a new school-Titan Junior High! However, Eren’s hated Titans for years-can he get along with his new (harmless?) classmates? Featuring all of the characters from the main series as you’ve never seen them before, this series is sure to delight fans of Attack on Titan with a human vs. Titan volleyball match, a Titan rock band, and much more!
Story Locale: The post-apocalyptic future
Series Overview: A spin-off series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Eren and Mikasa enter a new school-Titan Junior High! However, Eren’s hated Titans for years-can he get along with his new (harmless?) classmates? Featuring all of the characters from the main series as you’ve never seen them before, this series is sure to delight fans of Attack on Titan!
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My Little Monster 5

Robico
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: My Little Monster
9781612626017, 1612626017
Summary: Two outcasts make up an odd couple with great potential for spontaneous combustion in this quirky romantic comedy manga.
There’s a Beauty and the Beast element to the story with the “beauty” and “beast” characters revealing layers of their personality as their relationship (of sorts) develops.
Funny and odd, this manga will appeal to teens who like a good offbeat romance.
11 volumes total. Ages 13 and up.
Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!
Series Overview: Haru Yoshida is feared as an unstable and violent “monster.” Mizutani Shizuku is a grade obsessed student with no friends. Fate brings these two together to form the most unlikely pair. Haru firmly believes he’s in love with Mizutani and she firmly believes he’s insane.
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Noragami 2 : Stray God

Adachitoka
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629070, 1612629075
Summary: A supernatural action-comedy series with themes similar to Bleach, Soul Eater, and Death Note.
Anime currently streaming on FUNimation.com and fans are raving about it, calling the first episode “one hell of a series opener!”
Fun female and male characters give this series strong crossover appeal.
Ages 16 and up. Ongoing series.
Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he’ll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can’t afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: As a god with few followers, Yato looks to build his wealth and reputation by taking on jobs to help folks in need. Someday Yato hopes to be worshipped by hordes of people and have spectacular shrines built in his honor. But for now, he simply needs to find some work and save up enough money to build his first shrine. No job is too small for Yato, the god-for-hire.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Fairy Tail 44

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612625638, 1612625630
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Attack on Titan 14

Hajime Isayama
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
Series: Attack on Titan
9781612626802, 1612626807
Summary: Attack on Titan is the breakout manga hit of the year! With the hot anime running on Crunchyroll and Funimation, the manga is finding new fans every day as sales continue to climb!
The latest chapters are now running on Crunchyroll Manga!
DVD release in English planed for 2014!
A character-driven story of survival a hundred years after most of humanity has been killed by monsters known as Titans. For fans of The Walking Dead, World War Z and other post-apocalyptic stories.
A monster hit in Japan, where it has sold over 25 million copies! And in the U.S., where we have over 500,000 copies in print!
Ongoing series. 16 and up.
What’s left of humanity lives in fear of their lives in this exciting, terrifying new manga that’s a number one bestseller in Japan. Humankind is down to just a few thousand people who live in a city surrounded by three concentric walls. The walls protect them from their enemies, the ravenous giants known as the Titans. The Titans appear to have only one purpose: to consume humanity.
Story Locale: The post-apocalyptic future
Series Overview: Humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humanity. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world killing off humankind for years. For the past century, what’s left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, which are 10 to 20 meters tall. But the sudden appearance of of an immense Titan is about to change everything.
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Manga Dogs 2

Ema Toyama
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
9781612629049, 1612629040
Summary: From the creator of I am Here! and Missions of Love, two of Kodansha Comics’ best-selling shojo series! This is a manga about making manga, a subject which is of huge interest to American manga readers. The story has elements of both Genshiken and the super-hot Bakuman, taking a look at the process of manga creation and poking fun at some of the myths and misconceptions attributed to manga creators. Three volumes total. Ages 16 and up.
Kanna Tezuka is a shy and anti-social manga artist. She enrolls in a special manga class at school, hoping that she’ll be free to work on her manga without distraction. However, she finds herself in the company of three guys who are incredibly handsome, and incredibly stupid. They find out that Kanna is a published manga artist and begin pestering her to teach them how to become manga creators. Hijinks ensue!
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: Kanna Tezuka just wanted some peace and quiet so she could focus on making manga. With that in mind, she enrolled in a manga class. Her dreams of quiet were soon shattered by three boys who tilt the scales heavily in the looks department, but not so much in the brains. The boys discover that Kanna is a published manga artist and decide that she must be their teacher…but she has other ideas!
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Sankarea 10

Mitsuru Hattori
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Horror
Series: Sankarea
9781612625812, 1612625819
Summary: Boy meets girl, then accidentally turns girl into a zombie when she falls off a cliff and disembowels herself.
Aimed at young male fans of The Walking Dead and other zombie TV shows, movies and games, particularly this year’s zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies.”
Fans of the anime will want to check out the original manga upon which it was based.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
Caught between his concern for Babu and Rea’s feelings, Chihiro awakens one morning to find Rea has left for the ZoMA, the Zombie Medical Anthropology Institute! What new answers – or threats – await the two of them in the “zombie Holy Land”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Since he was little, Chihiro has felt an unusual emotional connection to zombie movies. It’s not that he feels bad for the survivors – instead he fantasizes about comforting the poor undead girls they slaughter! When his beloved pet passes away, he decides to brew up a resurrection potion in secret. But he’s discovered by popular girl and local heiress Sanka Rea, whose life isn’t as perfect as it seems…and Furuya suggests that she could serve as a test subject!
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Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 3

Hajime Isayama, Ryo Suzukaze, Satoshi Shiki
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781612629148, 1612629148
Summary: A gory, dark, action-packed prequel series to the popular Atack on Titan!
Attack on Titan is the breakout manga hit of the year! With the hot anime running on Crunchyroll and Funimation, the manga is finding new fans every day as sales continue to climb!
DVD release for the main series in English planned for 2014!
A character-driven story of survival, where most of humanity has been killed by monsters known as Titans. For fans of The Walking Dead, World War Z and other post-apocalyptic stories.
A monster hit in Japan, where it has sold over 25 million copies! And in the U.S., where we have over 500,000 copies in print!
Novels this series is based on are slated to be published by Vertical, Inc. in summer 2014.
Ongoing series. 16 and up.
A prequel series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Humanity has learned to live in complacency behind its high walls, protected from the giant Titans. But when a Titan-worshipping cult opens one of the gates, a Titan wreaks havoc, consuming the cultists. After the rampage is over, two young Survey Corps members are shocked to discover a pregnant woman’s partially digested corpse – with her baby still alive inside it! What will the fate of this “child of the Titans” be? And how will humanity learn to cope with the Titan threat?
Story Locale: The post-apocalyptic future
Series Overview: This prequel series to the main Attack on Titan series is set before humanity had the weapons to effectively combat the Titans, when the Survey Corps was nothing but a group of ambitious soldiers who dared to dream of Titan extinction.
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Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus 5

Yukito Kishiro
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Series: Battle Angel Alita: Omnibus
9781612622958, 161262295X
Summary: The sci-fi manga epic of the last two decades, Battle Angel Alita is a major comics and animation franchise well known to comics and cyberpunk fans.
Even those who already own the series will want to buy this omnibus, which includes three volumes of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order in an updated translation, plus 60 pages of short stories never before published in the United States.
16 and up.
A sophisticated science fiction tale full of action and mind-bending artistic creations. Alita is a cyborg who staunchly clings to her humanity in a teeming, chaotic universe.
Series Overview: After years in the Scrapyard beneath the sky city of Tiphares, Alita ascends the orbital elevator into space, where she encounters twisted aliens, Martian warriors, an evil genius with four brains, a transdimensional warrior monk and more bizarre friends and foes in her fight to save her comrade Lou from the worst fate imaginable in this age of nanotech-powered immortality: permanent death.
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Say I Love You. 5

Kanae Hazuki
On Sale Date: December 16, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Say I Love You
9781612626062, 1612626068
Summary: For older teens interested in a frank, moving depiction of high school romance. Fans of Sara Zarr and Stephanie Perkins.
Personal, character-driven storytelling recalls hit manga series like NANA and Kimi ni Todoke.
Fans of the recent anime series will want to read past where it leaves off to find out what happens to their favorite characters.
Ongoing in Japan.
16 & Up.
Since her “friends” framed her for the death of the class rabbit in elementary school, Mei Tachibana has given up on other people. But when Mei kicks Yamato, the most popular boy at her high school, in the head (she was aiming for someone else), she becomes enemy No. 1 among the student body…while Yamato himself grows more and more fascinated with her! How long can Mei keep her heart closed off? How long will she refuse to say, “I love you”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Though still just in high school, Mei Tachibana had already abandoned all hope of finding a friend, not to mention true love. But a humiliating moment ties her and Yamato, the most popular boy in school, together, and once she starts opening her heart, there’s no going back. Candid and complex, Say I Love You breathes new life into common themes, thanks to Hazuki’s unique insight into the awkward bluster and emotional vulnerability of teenage life.
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xxxHOLiC Omnibus 4

Clamp
On Sale Date: December 16, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Horror
Series: XXXHolic Omnibus
9781612625942, 1612625940
Summary: With a sequel series and live action drama launching in Japan, xxxHOLiC is garnering great attention.
Part drama, part mystery, xxxHOLiC spins engaging tales that have remarkable depth.
This omnibus edition will contain three volumes.
Seven volumes. Appropriate for ages 13+
Kimihiro Watanuki is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. He seeks help from a mysterious woman named Yuko, who claims she can help. However, Watanuki must work for Yuko in order to pay for her aid. Soon Watanuki finds himself employed in Yuko’s shop where he sees things and meets customers that are stranger than anything he could have ever imagined.
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Watanuki is Yuko’s unwilling assistant, but even he is compelled by the fascinating adventures he’s had since he started working for the “space-time witch.” Yuko operates a shop that grants people what they need, but there is always a price to be paid….
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Fairy Tail 45

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: December 30, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612625645, 1612625649
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Vinland Saga 6

Makoto Yukimura
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Historical Fiction
Series: Vinland Saga
9781612628035, 1612628036
Summary: The epic action manga for fans of Game of Thrones. A story of war, royal intrigue, suspense and revenge set against the Viking invasions of England.
Fans of mature, epic tales like Berserk and Lone Wolf and Cub will find a new favorite in Vinland Saga.
Hardcover two-in-one format packed with extras appeals to college-aged and adult fans.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
The Viking invasion of England has reached a fever pitch, and Askeladd and Thorfinn rush to take part in the carnage! Their goal is the capture of Canute, the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard and heir to the throne of Scandanavia and the Danelaw. But standing in their way is Thorkell, one of the Viking world’s most daring warriors. The defeat of a living legend will be a formidable test of Askeladd’s cunning and Thorfinn’s ruthlessness!
Story Locale: Medieval England
Series Overview: Thorfinn is son to one of the Vikings’ greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears to have his revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd’s band in order to challenge him to a duel, and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England. From the creator of the classic Planetes manga comes this epic, highly-anticipated tale.
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Noragami 3 : Stray God

Adachitoka
On Sale Date: January 13, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629087, 1612629083
Summary: A supernatural action-comedy series with themes similar to Bleach, Soul Eater, and Death Note.
Anime currently streaming on FUNimation.com and fans are raving about it, calling the first episode “one hell of a series opener!”
Fun female and male characters give this series strong crossover appeal.
Ages 16 and up. Ongoing series.
Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he’ll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can’t afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: As a god with few followers, Yato looks to build his wealth and reputation by taking on jobs to help folks in need. Someday Yato hopes to be worshipped by hordes of people and have spectacular shrines built in his honor. But for now, he simply needs to find some work and save up enough money to build his first shrine. No job is too small for Yato, the god-for-hire.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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The Seven Deadly Sins 6

Nakaba Suzuki
On Sale Date: January 13, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629315, 1612629318
Summary: A fantasy adventure for teens that bears all the hallmarks of the next Dragon Ball Z!
This is a chance to get in on the ground floor of the next shonen hit. Off to a strong start in Japan, this ongoing series will enjoy support from Japanese readers and licensors for years to come!
Features strong female and male protagonists: Though Meliodas is helping her, Princess Elizabeth is no damsel in distress – she’s determined to take back her kingdom by any means necessary!
Puts a playful new twist on familiar medieval tropes like knights, giants, and princesses – here the hero wields a broken sword, and his sidekick is a talking pig!
Ongoing series. 13 and up.
When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated…?
Series Overview: Welcome to the land of Britannia, a picturesque country ruled by the benevolent King Lyonnesse – or at least it was, until the king’s guard assassinated him and started a full-blown Holy War! Now the king’s only daughter Elizabeth must seek the aid of the dreaded warriors the Seven Deadly Sins. Wrongly framed and sent into exile, they’re now the princess’s only hope to free the kingdom from the grip of the villainous Holy Knights!
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Missions of Love 10

Ema Toyama
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Missions of Love
9781612627991, 1612627994
Summary: From the creator of ‘I am Here!’, which was a sleeper hit for Kodansha Comics. Strong demand for this series. Ages 16 and up.
Romantic hijinx and sexual tension are rampant in this funny and dramatic shojo series. Can a girl blackmail a boy to teach her about love, just so she can write a new novel?
Series Overview: In school, Yukina is a cold and distant girl, while Shigure appears to be a perfect, good-looking guy. But the two of them have a secret, and their extraordinary “love” is about to start! Yukina, under the pen name ‘Yupina,’ is actually a popular cell phone novelist. When she discovers Shigure’s devious womanizing ways, she blackmails him to complete daring ‘missions of love’ for her to write about. Will these missions give them an opportunity to fall in love with each other?
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My Little Monster 6

Robico
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: My Little Monster
9781612628004, 1612628001
Summary: Two outcasts make up an odd couple with great potential for spontaneous combustion in this quirky romantic comedy manga.
There’s a Beauty and the Beast element to the story with the “beauty” and “beast” characters revealing layers of their personality as their relationship (of sorts) develops.
Funny and odd, this manga will appeal to teens who like a good offbeat romance.
11 volumes total. Ages 13 and up.
Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!
Series Overview: Haru Yoshida is feared as an unstable and violent “monster.” Mizutani Shizuku is a grade obsessed student with no friends. Fate brings these two together to form the most unlikely pair. Haru firmly believes he’s in love with Mizutani and she firmly believes he’s insane.
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Fairy Tail 46

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612627977, 1612627978
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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The Wallflower 34

Tomoko Hayakawa
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Wallflower
9781612628042, 1612628044
Summary: It’s the ultimate makeover! Four gorgeous guys must turn a reclusive girl into a “real lady.” 13 and up.
The Wallflower (Yamatonadeshiko Shichihenge) is consistently one of the top ten manga in Japan, according to NewType Magazine. The first 16 volumes of the series have sold more than 4 million copies!
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Four fabulous guys must completely transform a high school recluse into a real lady if they want to go on living rent-free in her aunt’s luxurious mansion. But the girl turns out to be Sunako, the most fashion-hopeless girl in Japan, who’d rather live like a hermit and watch her favorite horror movies than undergo a makeover!
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Say I Love You. 6

Kanae Hazuki
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Say I Love You
9781612626710, 1612626718
Summary: For older teens interested in a frank, moving depiction of high school romance. Fans of Sara Zarr and Stephanie Perkins.
Personal, character-driven storytelling recalls hit manga series like NANA and Kimi ni Todoke.
Fans of the recent anime series will want to read past where it leaves off to find out what happens to their favorite characters.
Ongoing in Japan.
16 & Up.
Since her “friends” framed her for the death of the class rabbit in elementary school, Mei Tachibana has given up on other people. But when Mei kicks Yamato, the most popular boy at her high school, in the head (she was aiming for someone else), she becomes enemy No. 1 among the student body…while Yamato himself grows more and more fascinated with her! How long can Mei keep her heart closed off? How long will she refuse to say, “I love you”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Though still just in high school, Mei Tachibana had already abandoned all hope of finding a friend, not to mention true love. But a humiliating moment ties her and Yamato, the most popular boy in school, together, and once she starts opening her heart, there’s no going back. Candid and complex, Say I Love You breathes new life into common themes, thanks to Hazuki’s unique insight into the awkward bluster and emotional vulnerability of teenage life.
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Tsubasa Omnibus 3

Clamp
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
Series: Tsubasa Omnibus
9781612626642, 1612626645
Summary: Tsubasa is one of CLAMP’s most successful series with over 1.4 million copies sold in the US.
Combines sci-fi and fantasy, with space/time travel and dramatic battles involving magic.
It is a love story at its core with great characters that will appeal to both boys and girls
This is a three-in-one omnibus.
Appropriate for ages 13+
Princess Sakura is under a terrible curse and Syaoran will do whatever it takes to save her…even if it means traveling through space and time. Along with some strange companions, Syaoran begins an epic journey to save the one he loves!
Story Locale: Fantasy world
Series Overview: Princess Sakura has a mysterious power that will change the world. But she’s fallen under a curse, and it’s up to her friend Syaoran to journey through many alternate worlds to find a way to save her.
Publication History: TRADE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
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Cage of Eden 17

Yoshinobu Yamada
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Series: Cage of Eden
9781612627960, 161262796X
Summary: An exciting action manga that is a combination of Lost, Battle Royale and Jurassic Park. 16 and up.
Expect the unexpected in Cage of Eden where stranded teens look to survive on a dangerous island full of surprises.
Story Locale: Mystery Island
Series Overview: Akira and his classmates are on a plane heading back home after a field trip abroad. Suddenly the plane crashes on a mysterious island. Akira is somehow still alive despite the crash, but soon discovers that he’s not exactly safe and sound when enromous supposedly extinct beasts begin chasing him. Akira begins to find other classmates who have also survived the crash. Some work together and some work against each other in an effort to survive on the strange island.
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Manga Dogs 3

Ema Toyama
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
9781612629056, 1612629059
Summary: From the creator of I am Here! and Missions of Love, two of Kodansha Comics’ best-selling shojo series! This is a manga about making manga, a subject which is of huge interest to American manga readers. The story has elements of both Genshiken and the super-hot Bakuman, taking a look at the process of manga creation and poking fun at some of the myths and misconceptions attributed to manga creators. Three volumes total. Ages 16 and up.
Kanna Tezuka is a shy and anti-social manga artist. She enrolls in a special manga class at school, hoping that she’ll be free to work on her manga without distraction. However, she finds herself in the company of three guys who are incredibly handsome, and incredibly stupid. They find out that Kanna is a published manga artist and begin pestering her to teach them how to become manga creators. Hijinks ensue!
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: Kanna Tezuka just wanted some peace and quiet so she could focus on making manga. With that in mind, she enrolled in a manga class. Her dreams of quiet were soon shattered by three boys who tilt the scales heavily in the looks department, but not so much in the brains. The boys discover that Kanna is a published manga artist and decide that she must be their teacher…but she has other ideas!
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Sankarea 11

Mitsuru Hattori
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Horror
Series: Sankarea
9781612628028, 1612628028
Summary: Boy meets girl, then accidentally turns girl into a zombie when she falls off a cliff and disembowels herself.
Aimed at young male fans of The Walking Dead and other zombie TV shows, movies and games, particularly this year’s zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies.”
Fans of the anime will want to check out the original manga upon which it was based.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
Caught between his concern for Babu and Rea’s feelings, Chihiro awakens one morning to find Rea has left for the ZoMA, the Zombie Medical Anthropology Institute! What new answers – or threats – await the two of them in the “zombie Holy Land”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Since he was little, Chihiro has felt an unusual emotional connection to zombie movies. It’s not that he feels bad for the survivors – instead he fantasizes about comforting the poor undead girls they slaughter! When his beloved pet passes away, he decides to brew up a resurrection potion in secret. But he’s discovered by popular girl and local heiress Sanka Rea, whose life isn’t as perfect as it seems…and Furuya suggests that she could serve as a test subject!
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Air Gear 33

On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Sports
Series: Air Gear
9781612622484, 1612622488
Summary: Air Gear is an exciting, top-selling manga from a known creator (Oh!great), with an anime available in the U.S. Ages 16 and up.
After a strong debut, Air Gear quickly became a fan-favorite series for Kodansha!
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Everybody knows that Itsuki is the most fearsome skater around. With his high-tech Air Gear skates, his moves are so smooth they’re almost like flying. But when you’re the best, someone always wants to take you down. Action, adventure, and high-stakes competition-and that’s just the beginning!
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Fairy Tail 47

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612627984, 1612627986
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original

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This is raw catalog data from Edelweiss, so some titles may be cancelled in the future.
Yes, there is some duplication, with similar editions having more than one EAN.
This is the first catalog from Dark Horse via Random House Publisher Services, so the learning curve is slightly parabolic.
My favorites are in purple.

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Art of Evil Within

Bethesda Games
On Sale Date: August 26, 2014
$39.99 USD / $43.99 CAD
Hardback
Games / Video & Electronic / General
9781616555702, 161655570X
Summary: The Art of The Evil Within is a comprehensive look at the twisted new survival horror game by the legendary Shinji Mikami-creator of Resident Evil!
Go behind the scenes and witness never-before-seen concept art as this unique art book takes you on a terrifying ride showcasing what went into making this horrific thriller-can you survive your greatest fears and make it out alive?
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Conan Volume 16: The Song of Belit

Brian Wood
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$24.99 USD / $27.50 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616554309, 1616554304
Summary: Since obtaining the Conan license in 2003, Dark Horse has maintained a two-track publishing program for the property. The first collects the original Marvel Comics Conan material under The Chronicles of Conan and Savage Sword of Conan titles while the second consists of new Conan stories either based on the writer’s vision or adapting the original prose stories of Robert E. Howard. This is the latest volume of the latter series.
When Conan and Bêlit intercept an invaluable religious artifact, ruthless zealots hunt them across a treacherous landscape! Then, when the couple seeks their fortune on the cursed banks of Zarkheba, they encounter a dark power that will shape their fate!
Series Overview: Brian Wood’s epic and acclaimed adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s “Queen of the Black Coast” reaches its heart-rending conclusion! This thrilling volume collects issues #19-25 of the Dark Horse Comics series Conan the Barbarian
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Archie Archives Volume 10

On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$59.99 USD / $65.99 CAD
Hardback
Humor / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
9781616553975, 1616553979
Summary: Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle, and all the other kids at Riverdale High-they’re more than zany teenagers. They’re the flagship characters for one of the most beloved and long-running series in comics history and the Dark Horse Archie Archives collect the earliest appearances of all of them!
It’s Archie’s world, and we’re just living in it! By 1948, America’s favorite teenager headlined a radio program, a newspaper strip, and three comic books-Archie, Pep, and Laugh! Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics are back with over 200 pages of wild wackiness from all three series Golden Age! The gang’s all here: Archie’s pal Jughead, his ever and again antagonist Reggie, and his lovely girlfriends Betty and Veronica-and when these zany teens get together, the laughs just keep coming! See why Archie is the world’s best and best-selling teen comic!
Series Overview: It’s Archie’s world, and we’re just living in it! By 1948, America’s favorite teenager headlined a radio program, a newspaper strip, and three comic books-Archie, Pep, and Laugh! Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics are back with over 200 pages of wild wackiness from all three series Golden Age! The gang’s all here: Archie’s pal Jughead, his ever and again antagonist Reggie, and his lovely girlfriends Betty and Veronica-and when these zany teens get together, the laughs just keep coming! See why Archie is the world’s best and best-selling teen comic!
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Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Sunday Comics 1934-1936 Volume 2

Hal Foster
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$125.00 USD / $137.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Humor / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
9781616554194, 1616554193
Summary: Hal Foster-one of comics’ most influential creators-is celebrated in this oversize, deluxe hardcover, collecting two years of Tarzan Sunday strips at actual size!
Hal Foster-one of comics’ most influential creators-is celebrated in this marvelous deluxe hardcover, collecting two years of Tarzan Sunday strips! Expertly restored and reproduced at full size, this second Dark Horse collection of Foster’s Tarzan Sundays compiles over one hundred strips on archive-quality paper in gorgeous color which faithfully replicates their appearance when they were brand new! Featuring historical essays on Tarzan and Foster, this stunning volume is one that collectors will have to own!
Series Overview: The Dark Horse collections of Hal Foster’s Tarzan Sundays compile over one hundred strips on archive-quality paper in gorgeous color which faithfully replicates their appearance when they were brand new!
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X Volume 3

Duane Swierczynski, Eric Nguyen
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$14.99 USD / $16.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616554583, 1616554584
Summary: Dark Horse is currently creating their own superhero universe compriced of characters they have previously created in-house such as Ghost and X, revived pop culture characters from the past like Captain Midnight, and original creator-owned such as Black Beetle.
Paroled mobster Carmine Tango returns to Arcadia, plunging the stagnant city into darkness and chaos! Meanwhile, a suicidal enforcer turned suicidal maniac is picking off X’s targets before he can get to them. While X furiously battles maniacs in the streets, Leigh Ferguson uncovers a crucial piece of the masked vigilante’s mysterious past – and a possible link to the very criminals he’s fighting! Duane Swierczynski (Bloodshot, Godzilla) and Eric Nguyen (Batwing) push the action to insane new levels!
Series Overview: Collects issues #9 through #12 of X, the gritty superhero series.
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Alley Oop: The Complete Sundays Volume 2

V.T. Hamlin
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$75.00 USD / $82.50 CAD
Hardback
Humor / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
9781616554651, 1616554657
Summary: Presenting the second in a series collecting in chronological order all of the full color Sunday comics newspaper pages of the classic newspaper strip, Alley Oop.
Presenting the second in a series collecting in chronological order all of the full color Sunday comics newspaper pages of the classic newspaper strip, Alley Oop. Go back in time to the prehistoric kingdom of Moo, and follow the strange, hilarious and outlandish Stone Age antics of V. T. Hamlin’s intrepid caveman, Alley Oop!
Series Overview: This beautiful oversized volume collects every Alley Oop Sunday strip from 1936 through 1938!
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Aw Yeah Comics! And.. Action!

Art Baltazar
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$12.99 USD / $14.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
9781616555580, 1616555580
Summary: Aw Yeah Comics is an all-ages, kid-friendly comic featuring Action Cat and Adventure Bug who have their adventures in the Aw Yeah Comics Universe. Who is Evil Cat? Why does he want pancakes so bad? Does he need them for his evil plans? It’s up to Action Cat and Adventure Bug to stop him! By ARrt Baltazar and Franco, the award-winning kids-comics duo, and their superstar friends!
Aw Yeah Comics! It’s FINALLY here! The catch phrase? The store? Nope. THE COMIC! This is it! The comic you’ve heard so much about! Action Cat! Adventure Bug! And their adventures in the Aw Yeah Comics Universe! ALL collected for the first time in this handsome Dark Horse trade paperback!
Series Overview: Aw Yeah Comics! It’s FINALLY here! The catch phrase? The store? Nope. THE COMIC! This is it! The comic you’ve heard so much about! Action Cat! Adventure Bug! And their adventures in the Aw Yeah Comics Universe! ALL collected for the first time in this handsome Dark Horse trade paperback!
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Fear Agent Volume 6: Out of Step (2nd edition)

Rick Remendar
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$16.99 USD / $18.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616554552, 161655455X
Summary: Dark Horse is releasing second editions of the increasingly popular Rick Remender’s acclaimed Fear Agent series to lead into the release of a new Fear Agent comics series
The final tale of the last Fear Agent! Heath Huston is the only remaining human in a universe that has been totally amalgamated by Tetaldian robotic conquerors. As heath uncovers the history of the robot hordes and their secret co-conspirators, he becomes their primary target. Presented with one final opportunity to set things right, can Heath give the bastards a little back? A drink is poured, a rocket ship ignited, and a cigar lit-the last Fear Agent sets off on his closing bit for redemption.
Series Overview: Collects issues #28 – #32 of the acclaimed series.
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Finder: Third World

Carla Speed McNeil
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616554675, 1616554673
Summary: Since 1996, Carla Speed McNeil’s Eisner Award-winning Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters.
Multiple award-winning creator Carla Speed McNeil collaborates with color artists Jenn Manley Lee and Bill Mudron to create the very first full-color Finder graphic novel. First serialized in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, this Finder adventure now includes sixteen extra story pages and extensive annotations by McNeil. Finder: Third World also proves to be a massive, eye-opening turning point in the life of Jaeger, a major character in this mysterious, complex, sci-fi flavored world and the intriguing, wily heart of Finder itself!
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Furious

Bryan J. L. Glass, Victor Santos
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616554682, 1616554681
Summary: Writer Bryan J. L. Glass (Thor: Crown of Fools) and artist Victor Santos (Polar: Came from the Cold), two-thirds of the Harvey Award-winning Mice Templar creative team, join forces once again for an original superhero series!
Staring into a fractured mirror of her life, the world’s first superhero, Furious, seeks to atone for her past sins by doling out rage-fueled justice! But the spotlight of our celebrity-obsessed media threatens to undo her noblest efforts and expose her true identity before she can achieve redemption.
Series Overview: Join Mice Templar’s Bryan J. L. Glass and Victor Santos for a superheroic meditation on fame, rehab, and tabloid culture in America-plus a whole bunch of violence and action!
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Jaybird

Jaako Ahonen, Lauri Ahonen
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616554699, 161655469X
Summary: Winner of 2013 “Comic Book Finlandia” prize, the debut work of Finnish siblings Jaako and Lauri Ahonen combines a dark story with glimmers of hope and friendship with beautifully painted illustrations and the mostly-wordless charm of a Chaplin film.
Disney meets Kafka in this beautiful, intense, original tale! The story of a very small and very scared little bird, who lives a lonely, isolated life in a great big house with his infirm mother. He’s never been outside the house, curious but terrified of the world outside, and he will never leave if his mother has a say about it.
Series Overview: Winner of 2013 “Comic Book Finlandia” prize, the debut work of Finnish siblings Jaako and Lauri Ahonen combines a dark story with glimmers of hope and friendship with beautifully painted illustrations and the mostly-wordless charm of a Chaplin film.
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Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series Book 2

Konietzko Dimartino
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$34.99 USD / $38.50 CAD
184 pages Hardback
Art / Popular Culture / General
9781616554620, 1616554622
Summary: Since obtaining the license to publish Avatar: The Last Airbender-The Art of the Animated Series in 2010, Dark Horse has put together a powerhouse publishing program not only for Avatar but also the successor television series, Legend of Korra. The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series Book Two-Spirits includes art and production notes of the second season of the Legend of Korra animated television series.
Go behind the scenes of the second season from the animated TV series The Legend of Korra-created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko-the smash hit sequel to their blockbuster show Avatar: The Last Airbender! This handsome hardcover gives you an in-depth look at the creative team behind the vibrant and richly detailed world of Korra. Discover never-before-seen artwork created during development of Book Two: Spirits. With detailed captions 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!
Series Overview: Since obtaining the license to publish Avatar: The Last Airbender-The Art of the Animated Series in 2010, Dark Horse has put together a powerhouse publishing program not only for Avatar but also the successor television series, Legend of Korra. The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series Book Two-Spirits includes art and production notes of the second season of the Legend of Korra animated television series.
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Legend of Korra vol. 2

Konietzko Dimartino
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$27.99 USD / $27.99 CAD
Art / Popular Culture / General
9781621159285, 1621159280
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Pariah Volume 2

Aron Warner, Brett Wedele, Philip Gelatt
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$14.99 USD / $16.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616552756, 1616552751
Summary: A new science fiction series from the creator of Shreck.
With an entire space station at their disposal, the genetically-enhanced genius teenagers known as Vitros have to fight for survival against an increasingly aggressive Earth.
Series Overview: A new science fiction series from the creator of Shreck.
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Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities Omnibus

Eric Powell, Kyle Hotz, Dan Brown
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$24.99 USD / $24.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616554705, 1616554703
Summary: Eric Powell, the Eisner-winning creator of The Goon creates a new genre with equal parts western and Victorian horror.
The world believes the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid was killed by Pat Garrett, but in reality the Kid is very much alive, the hired gun of Fineas Sproule’s traveling spectacle of biological curiosities-or “freaks,” as Billy calls them. Follow Billy with this crew of oddities, searching for mystical gems, taking on a fiendish freak-killer, and rescuing an alligator man from clutches of the Loch Ness vampire! Now all three tales are presented in one gunslingin’ omnibus!
Series Overview: Eric Powell, the Eisner-winning creator of The Goon creates a new genre with equal parts western and Victorian horror.
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BPRD Hell on Earth Volume 9: The Reign of the Black Flame

Mike Mignola, James Harren
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616554712, 1616554711
Summary: The Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, also know as the BPRD, is the group led by Hellboy who are dedicated to ridding the material world of monsters and spirits.
With Liz Sherman back in fiery action, two B.P.R.D. teams make their way through the monster-filled streets of the Manhattan wasteland in order to reach the Black Flame’s fortress and take down his army.
Series Overview: The Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, also know as the BPRD, is the group led by Hellboy who are dedicated to ridding the material world of monsters and spirits.
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Leaving Megalopolis

Gail Simone, Jim Calafiore
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$14.99 USD / $16.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616555597, 1616555599
Summary: Written by comics-superstar Gail Simone and beautifully illustrated by Jim Calafiore, this book reunites the creative team from DC’s classic Secret Six series and removes any corporate restrictions they may have faced with that title.
When the caped heroes of the world’s safest city inexplicably turn into homicidal maniacs, no one is safe. The only rational thing to do is to get the hell out of town. If only it were that easy. A small group of terrified survivors make a desperate run for the city limits, chased by unspeakable evil!Written by Gail Simone and beautifully illustrated by Jim Calafiore, this book reunites the classic Secret Six creative team with no holds barred!
Series Overview: Written by comics-superstar Gail Simone and beautifully illustrated by Jim Calafiore, this book reunites the creative team from DC’s classic Secret Six series and removes any corporate restrictions they may have faced with that title.
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The Manara Library Volume 6

Milo Manara
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$59.99 USD / $65.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
9781616555412, 1616555416
Summary: The final volume of the celebrated Dark Horse series collecting the work of master cartoonist Milo Manara.
The celebrated Dark Horse series collecting the work of master cartoonist Milo Manara is a wrap! In this final volume of The Manara Library, the Maestro’s unmatched draftsmanship and versatility are on full display, with stories spanning science fiction, Westerns, war, creature features, and more! Featuring the sexy political space opera Escape from Piranesi; the provocative illustrated history of the human race, The Story of Humanity; Manara and Castelli’s classic tale of spiritual discovery, The Snowman; and Manara’s Reality Comics, published in English for the first time ever. The sixth and last volume in this multi-award-winning series ends on a strikingly high note!
Series Overview: Collects Escape from Piranesi, The Snowman, Revolution, Forty-Six, and assorted short stories
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Nexus Omnibus Volume 6

Steve Rude, Mike Baron
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$24.99 USD / $27.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616554736, 1616554738
Summary: Created by Mike Baron and Steve Rude, Nexus is a superhero/science-fiction masterpiece and a landmark in the world of independently-created comics.
When a near-death experience pushes the current Nexus into his work with a brutal vengeance, it’s up to classic Nexus Horatio Hellpop to step in before he goes too far! But as the Nexuses square off against each other, the mysterious Bad Brains and the nefarious Ursala X. X. Imada plot further doom!
Series Overview: Created by Mike Baron and Steve Rude, Nexus is a superhero/science-fiction masterpiece. This value-priced omnibus collects issues #66-#80 of the multiple Eisner Award-winning Nexus series and The Nexus Files!
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Sally Heathcoate: Suffragette

Mary M. Talbot, Kate Charlesworth
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
9781616555474, 1616555475
Summary: Costa Award winners Mary and Bryan Talbot and acclaimed illustrator Kate Charlesworth have crafted a graphic novel of stunning depth, gripping drama, and lavish visual detail that brings history to life.
A tale of loyalty, love, and courage, Sally Heathcote, Suffragette follows the fortunes of a common housemaid swept up in the feminist militancy of early 20th century Edwardian Britain. As the growing hunger for change grows within a culture of rigid social mores and class barriers, Sally and thousands like her rise up to break the bonds of oppression at the risk of ostracization and violence. Costa Award winners Mary and Bryan Talbot and acclaimed illustrator Kate Charlesworth have crafted a graphic novel of stunning depth, gripping drama, and lavish visual detail that brings history to life.
Series Overview: Costa Award winners Mary and Bryan Talbot and acclaimed illustrator Kate Charlesworth have crafted a graphic novel of stunning depth, gripping drama, and lavish visual detail that brings history to life.
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Witcher, The, TPB vol. 1

Paul Tobin
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$15.99 USD / $15.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781621159308, 1621159302
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The Witcher Volume 1

Paul Tobin
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
120 pages Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781616554743, 1616554746
Summary: Based on a series of Polish novels extremely popular in Eastern Europe, the Witcher games have sold more then 5.5 million copies and collectively won over 250 awards worldwide. There are currently two games available across multiple platforms, and a third is slated for release in 2014. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in 2014 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Dark Horse is introducing a new series of graphic novels chronicling the adventures of Geralt, a witcher, one of the few remaining monster hunters.
Travelling near the edge of the Brokilon forest, monster hunter Geralt meets a widowed fisherman who’s dead and murderous wife resides in a eerie mansion known as the House of Glass, which seems to have endless rooms, nothing to fill them with, and horror around every corner.
Series Overview: Based on a series of Polish novels extremely popular in Eastern Europe, the Witcher games have sold more then 5.5 million copies and collectively won over 250 awards worldwide. There are currently two games available across multiple platforms, and a third is slated for release in 2014. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in 2014 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Dark Horse is introducing a new series of graphic novels chronicling the adventures of Geralt, a witcher, one of the few remaining monster hunters.
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The Complete Silencers

Fred Van Lente, Steve Ellis
On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616555405, 1616555408
Summary: A gritty cult crime graphic novel from writer Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy, Marvel Zombies, Archer & Armstrong) and artist Steve Ellis (Lobo, The Only Living Boy)!
In a city full of superpowered do-gooders, the mob needs above-average enforcers to get away with robbery, murder, and so much more. Enter the Silencers, a lineup of criminals with extraordinary abilities who are more than happy to use lethal force for a mafia-funded payday. But when the Silencers’ leader, the legendary Cardinal, finds out his team’s being set up for a deadly fall, these pawns do more than try to put a mob king in checkmate…They want to take over the whole city’s crime scene.
Series Overview: Collecting the gritty cult-favorite crime comic from New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, Brain Boy, Archer & Armstrong) and Steve Ellis (High Moon, Breaking Bad, The Only Living Boy), this comprehensive collection features the entire Silencers story.
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Red Moon

Eduardo Risso, Carlos Trillo
On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
$24.99 USD / $27.50 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616554477, 1616554479
Summary: A story of fairies, knights, and flying caped crusaders with artwork from renowned artist Eduardo Risso.
When Moon’s village is attacked and her father arrested, she embarks on an adventure to find the power to save him and bring joy back to the people of Burien. With the help of an invisible friend, Moon and her pal Antolin the acrobat will sail the high seas, befriend fairies, and fight volatile monsters. On their journey, they’ll gather the strength to confront the vast army controlling the citizens of her home and bring peace to the land.
Series Overview: Red Moon collects four adventurous tales chronicling the heroics of Moon and Antolin.
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Savage Sword of Conan Volume 17

On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616553685, 1616553685
Summary: Since obtaining the Conan license in 2003, Dark Horse has maintained a two-track publishing program for the property. The first collects the original Marvel Comics Conan material under The Chronicles of Conan and Savage Sword of Conan titles while the second consists of new Conan stories either based on the writer’s vision or adapting the original prose stories of Robert E. Howard. This is the latest volume of the Savage Sword reprint series.
“Fighting is not the only strategy of war.” Outnumbered many times over, Conan and his mercenary army retreat to a walled city where safety is assured…as is starvation within the enemy horde’s encircling stranglehold. But the city holds a horrifying secret that makes the slow death of privation or the agonizing death by blade welcome alternatives!The Savage Sword of Conan features over 500 pages of Conan tales never-before collected and out of print for over twenty years!
Series Overview: The Savage Sword of Conan features over 500 pages of Conan tales never-before collected and out of print for over twenty years!
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The Art of the Venture Brothers

Christopher McCullough, Doc Hammer, Jackson Public…
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$39.99 USD / $43.99 CAD
184 pages Hardback
Performing Arts / Television / General
9781616554415, 161655441X
Summary: The Art of the Venture Brothers has been created for the fans of the the hit Cartoon Network animated show and contains the earliest sketches of all your favorite Venture Bros. characters and the genesis of the ideas that became some of the shows funniest episodes.
Dark Horse Books proudly presents The Art of the Venture Bros. This massive coffee table book includes original artwork, character designs, storyboards, painted backgrounds, and props from every episode of The Venture Bros. to date, with accompanying commentary on the development of the series from co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer! Check out the earliest sketches of all your favorite Venture Bros. characters and the genesis of the ideas that became some of the shows funniest episodes. To top it off, comedian Patton Oswalt pens a very special foreword!
Series Overview: Not a series. The Art of the Venture Brothers has been created for the fans of the the hit Cartoon Network animated show and contains the earliest sketches of all your favorite Venture Bros. characters and the genesis of the ideas that became some of the shows funniest episodes.
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Captain Midnight Volume 3

Joshua Williamson, Fernando Dagnino
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$14.99 USD / $16.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616552312, 161655231X
Summary: Dark Horse is currently creating their own superhero universe compriced of characters they have previously created in-house such as Ghost and X, revived pop culture characters from the past like Captain Midnight, and original creator-owned such as Black Beetle.
Since he traveled seventy years into the future, Captain Midnight has been busy. He’s been attacked by supervillains, gone head to head with time-displaced Nazis, fought assassins, and defended himself against secret government agencies. Tired of being on the defensive, he’s eager to take the fight to his enemies and learn the mysterious fate of his former sidekick. The only thing he hasn’t done, though, is slow down. And it’s about to catch up with him as he storms his archnemesis’s London stronghold. He’s a man on a mission, but will he be able to handle the truth?
Series Overview: Captain Midnight Volume 3 collects issues #8-#11 of the ongoing superhero epic!
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Eerie Archives Volume 17

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$49.99 USD / $54.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616554767, 1616554762
Summary: Since 2009 Dark Horse has been publishing deluxe hardcover archive editions of two of the most famous magazines from Warren Publishing, Eerie and Creepy. By publishing graphic stories in a magazine format Warren circumvented the Comics Code Authority and depicted much mayhem. The Dark Horse archives include the complete magazines including covers, ads, and letter columns.
Cousin Eerie brings the gore! The Eerie anthology of terrifying horror, fantasy, and science fiction overflows with a bounty of black-and-white tales, always delivering bizarre twists and ironic punches! The latest volume in Dark Horse’s award-winning hardcover series features early pieces starring Jim Starlin’s Darklon the Mystic, gorgeous color covers by Frank Frazetta, the introduction of the time-traveling, gun-slinging Rook, and plenty of standalone scares. Collecting every story, letter column, and text piece from issues #81 through #85, Eerie Archives has something for every horror devotee!
Series Overview: Collecting every story, letter column, and text piece from issues #81 through #85, Eerie Archives has something for every horror devotee!
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Nightmare Carnival

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616554279, 1616554274
Summary: Nightmare Carnival is aimed at fans and followers of editor Ellen Datlow, whose Lovecraft Unbound collaboration with Dark Horse sold over 10,000 copies in its first year!
A boy’s eleventh birthday heralds the arrival of a bizarre new entourage, a suicidal diva just can’t seem to die, and a washed up wrestler goes toe-to-toe with a strange new foe. All of these queer marvels and more can be found at the Nightmare Carnival! Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound, Supernatural Noir) presents a new anthology of insidious and shocking tales in the horrific and irresistible Nightmare Carnival! Dark Horse is proud to bring you this masterwork of terror from such incredible creative talents as Terry Dowling, Joel Lane, Priya Sharma, Dennis Danvers, and Nick Mamatas!
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Concrete Park Volume 1

Tony Puryear
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$12.99 USD / $14.50 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616555306, 1616555300
Summary: Concrete Park Volume 1: You Send Me collects the critically acclaimed graphic novel from the pages of Dark Horse Presents into a “director’s cut” hardcover featuring new pages and bonus materials!
Earth’s outcasts, exiled to a distant desert planet and forgotten, will either destroy each other with gang violence or find a path to redemption that will create something entirely new. Concrete Park, a dark, sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear (Eraser) and Erika Alexander (Living Single), is filled with unforgettable protagonists, a colorful supporting cast, redemption, romance, and nonstop action presented in an exceptional, vibrant style.
Series Overview: Concrete Park Volume 1: You Send Me collects the critically acclaimed graphic novel from the pages of Dark Horse Presents into a “director’s cut” hardcover featuring new pages and bonus materials!
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Edgar Allan Poe’s Spirits of the Dead

Richard Corben
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$24.99 USD / $27.50 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616553562, 1616553561
Summary: A collection of adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Conqueror Worm, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven, and more by Eisner Award Hall of Fame 2012 inductee Richard Corben!
A collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s classics adapted by master horror comics artist and Eisner Hall of Fame inductee, Richard Corben.
Series Overview: Collection of the Corben Poe DHP stories, The Conqueror Worm, the Fall of the House of Usher #1 and 2, the Raven and the Red Death, and Morella and the Rue Morgue.
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Eltingville Club, The, HC

Evan Dorkin
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$16.99 USD / $16.99 CAD
Humor / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
9781621159360, 1621159361
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Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Girl

Brian Wood, Stephane Crety
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$16.99 USD / $18.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616554835, 1616554835
Summary: Fan-favorite writer, Brian Wood gives us his take on the classic-era Star Wars characters.
To the shock of all who know her, Princess Leia has announced her intention to marry the prince of the remote planet Arrochar! While the Rebellion is losing a princess, it is gaining a new base-a safe haven from the Empire.But as preparations for the wedding begin, a feeling of unease grows among the Rebels, and clues are discovered that the new “friends” of the Rebellion may not be so friendly. When the locals try to kill Luke Skywalker, their Imperial ties are revealed!
Series Overview: Brian Wood released his first series, Channel Zero, in 1997 to considerable critical acclaim and has continued to produce comics and graphic novels at a brisk pace. He has become one of the most notable creators of the last decade, earning multiple Eisner Award nominations. He is most known for original series such as DMZ, Northlanders, Demo, and Local. Starting in 2012, Wood kicked off the second major phase of his career with the original series The Massive, Anthem, and Mara, as well as Star Wars and Conan the Barbarian for Dark Horse, and X-Men for Marvel.
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Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir

Jeremy Barlow, Juan Frigeri
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$16.99 USD / $18.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616555511, 1616555513
Summary: Adapted from unproduced screenplays for Season 6 of The Clone Wars televison show, this is the final chapter planned for Darth Maul’s saga!
Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and being rejected by his former Sith master Darth Sidious isn’t going to defeat Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad enough to take on the galaxy-with an army of Mandalorians!After forming the Shadow Collective-a criminal organization composed of the Hutts, Black Sun, the Mandalorians, and the fearsome Nightbrothers-Maul wages war against Darth Sidious and his generals, Count Dooku and General Grievous!
Series Overview: Adapted from unproduced screenplays for Season 6 of The Clone Wars television show, this is the final chapter planned for Darth Maul’s saga!
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Creepy Archives Volume 20

On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$49.99 USD / $54.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616554170, 1616554177
Summary: Since 2009 Dark Horse has been publishing deluxe hardcover archive editions of two of the most famous magazines from Warren Publishing, Eerie and Creepy. By publishing graphic stories in a magazine format Warren circumvented the Comics Code Authority and depicted much mayhem. The Dark Horse archives include the complete magazines including covers, ads, and letter columns.
Creepy, the quintessential horror comics anthology from Warren Publishing, always delivered a heaping helping of horror! In this deluxe hardcover, which collects issues #94 through #98, you’ll find uncanny fables of magical children, shocking tales of extraterrestrial encounters, and barbaric stories of warrior apes! Top talents like Frank Frazetta, Carmine Infantino, Bernie Wrightson, John Severin, Bruce Jones, and others contribute to this volume, which also includes all original letters columns, text pieces, and ads-as well as a new foreword by Eisner Award-winner Jonathan Case (Green River Killer, The Creep, Eerie Comics)!
Series Overview: Since 2009 Dark Horse has been publishing deluxe hardcover archive editions of two of the most famous magazines from Warren Publishing, Eerie and Creepy. By publishing graphic stories in a magazine format Warren circumvented the Comics Code Authority and depicted much mayhem. The Dark Horse archives include the complete magazines including covers, ads, and letter columns.
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Elfquest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition

Richard Pini, Wendy Pini
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$149.99 USD / $164.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616554118, 1616554118
Summary: This one-of-a-kind gallery edition collects the first five issues of The Original Quest, Fire and Flight, in their gorgeous original glory. Each page is carefully scanned from Wendy Pini’s original art to capture every stroke and detail. At 12 1/8″ by 17″, it’s as close to holding her original art as a fan can get.
In 1978, Wendy and Richard Pini first published what would become one of the most revered classic fantasy epics in comics. Today, ElfQuest continues to capture the imaginations of readers of all ages, as Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders battle savage humans, forge lasting alliances, and discover strange new lands in this ultimate fantasy adventure!This one-of-a-kind gallery edition collects the first five issues of The Original Quest, Fire and Flight, in their gorgeous original glory. Each page is carefully scanned from Wendy Pini’s original art to capture every stroke and detail. At 12 1/8″ by 17″, it’s as close to holding her original art as a fan can get.
Series Overview: This one-of-a-kind gallery edition collects the first five issues of The Original Quest, Fire and Flight, in their gorgeous original glory. Each page is carefully scanned from Wendy Pini’s original art to capture every stroke and detail. At 12 1/8″ by 17″, it’s as close to holding her original art as a fan can get.
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Halo vol. 1 Escalation TPB

Christopher Schlerf
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$1.11 USD / $1.11 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781621159322, 1621159329
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Halo: Escalation Volume 1

Christopher Schlerf
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
152 pages Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781616554569, 1616554568
Summary: After working directly with the developers of the Mass Effect videogame to create new storylines in comic book from, Dark Horse has become the favored publisher of a number prestigious videogame companies. Halo is is the latest to sign on with Dark Hrose.
Following the events of Halo 4, the UNSC Infinity is deployed to security detail for a peace summit between the Elites and Brutes. When the negotiations are ambushed by a mercenary fleet, Infinity is drawn into a plot which leads them to the discovery of a long-lost UNSC asset trapped behind enemy lines. This graphic novel collects the comics Halo: Escalation 1 through 6.Don’t miss the thrilling new adventures set in the Halo universe!
Series Overview: After working directly with the developers of the Mass Effect videogame to create new storylines in comic book from, Dark Horse has become the favored publisher of a number prestigious videogame companies. Halo is is the latest to sign on with Dark Hrose.
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Predator Versus Judge Dredd Versus Aliens

John Wagner, Henry Flynt
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$29.99 USD / $32.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781616554798, 1616554797
Summary: Dark Horse Comics and the U.K.’s 2000 AD team up to bring you a collection of the classic stories Predator versus Judge Dredd and Judge Dredd versus Aliens in one handsome hardcover.
Dredd is the most lethal of the highly-trained and obscenely well-armed law enforcement agency known as the Judges, tasked with keeping the sprawling metropolis of Mega-City One from descending into chaos and anarchy. But now Dredd and the other Judges are all that stand between the universe’s most efficient killing machines and the annihilation of every living being in the city-criminal or innocent.Dark Horse Comics and 2000 AD team up to bring you a collection of the classic stories Predator versus Judge Dredd and Judge Dredd versus Aliens in one handsome hardcover.
Series Overview: Dark Horse Comics and the U.K.’s 2000 AD team up to bring you a collection of the classic stories Predator versus Judge Dredd and Judge Dredd versus Aliens in one handsome hardcover.
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Star Wars: Rebel Heist

Matt Kindt, Marco Castiello
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$15.99 USD / $17.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616555009, 1616555009
Summary: Matt Kindt, the acclaimed author of MIND MGMT and 3 Story, and artist Marco Castiello of Halo: Initiation, step into the Star Wars galaxy to weave a tale of danger, intrigue, and outrageous misdirection.
The Rebel Alliance’s newest recruits are teamed with its greatest heroes to hatch a plot and pull off a heist right under the noses of the Empire’s finest. Can Han Solo, Princess Leia, and others live up to their legends, or will they be found to have feet of clay? Or, is it possible, that their most obvious weaknesses might also be their greatest strengths?Matt Kindt, the acclaimed author of MIND MGMT and 3 Story, and artist Marco Castiello of Halo: Initiation, step into the Star Wars galaxy to weave a tale of danger, intrigue, and outrageous misdirection.
Series Overview: Matt Kindt, the acclaimed author of MIND MGMT and 3 Story, and artist Marco Castiello of Halo: Initiation, step into the Star Wars galaxy to weave a tale of danger, intrigue, and outrageous misdirection.
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Action Philosophers

Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$29.99 USD / $32.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
9781616555399, 1616555394
Summary: Dark Horse releases a complete collection of all the Action Philosophers stories from acclaimed comics writer Fred Van Lente.
This ain’t your grandpappy’s dusty old philosophy class! It’s the philosophy seminar your college ethics professor wished he could teach! It’s…the definitive tenth-anniversary edition of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey’s award-winning, best-selling Action Philosophers! Study the tenets of Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece, learn the lessons of Nietzsche, the original übermensch, and meditate on the messages of Bodhidharma, a kung fu master. Laugh, learn, laugh some more, and ponder the messages of history’s great thinkers as Van Lente and Dunlavey deliver this comprehensive cartoon history from the pre-Socratics to Jacques Derrida!
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Blackout Volume 1: Into the Dark

Frank J. Barbiere, Colin Lorimer, Micah Kaneshiro
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$12.99 USD / $14.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616555559, 1616555556
Summary: Dark Horse is currently creating their own superhero universe compriced of characters they have previously created in-house such as Ghost and X, revived pop culture characters from the past like Captain Midnight, and original creator-owned such as Black Beetle. Blackout is part of that superhero universe.
Scott Travers is nothing special, but he possesses something that is very special-an outfit bearing technology that allows Travers to move in and out of our world through a shadowy parallel dimension-but he doesn’t know how the device works or where it came from. With his benefactor missing, and powerful adversaries after his Blackout gear, Scott must master the suit’s mysterious powers and find answers before the answers find him!
Series Overview: Blackout is another new character from the Dark Horse superhero universe
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Bride of the Water God: Volume 16

Mi-Kyung Yun
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$9.99 USD / $10.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616554804, 1616554800
Summary: Bride of the Water God is the longest running of the Dark Horse editions Korean comics, or manwha.
Life as a mortal is horrifying and hazardous for the former water god Habaek! His fragile human form has been cursed by a jealous goddess, and his vengeful mother-unaware of his sincere love for Soah-seeks to kill his human bride! While his mother wishes to pull Habaek back into the realm of the gods, another goddess simply wants to see Habaek and Soah suffer on earth. And other envious humans and gods bring further problems to our star-crossed lovers! Korean writer/artist Mi-Kyung Yun spins a high-stakes celestial drama full of secret plots and painful, impossible choices.
Series Overview: Bride of the Water God is the longest running of the Dark Horse editions Korean comics, or manwha.
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Station 16

Hermann, Yves H
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$24.99 USD / $27.50 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616554811, 1616554819
Summary: In this unforgettable mystery that travels back and forth in time, European art team Hermann and Yves H. present a beautifully illustrated, chilling tale of the high costs of the sins of the past.
May 1997, Russia, north of the Arctic Circle, a border patrol rookie receives a distress call from the long-abandoned Station 16, uninhabited since the heyday of massive nuclear testing more than thirty years previous. When he and his squad fly out to investigate the call, they find an injured man who claims that the rookie was his attacker-and suddenly a nuclear explosion blasts the sky!In this unforgettable mystery that travels back and forth in time, European art team Hermann and Yves H. present a beautifully illustrated, chilling tale of the high costs of the sins of the past.
Series Overview: In this unforgettable mystery that travels back and forth in time, European art team Hermann and Yves H. present a beautifully illustrated, chilling tale of the high costs of the sins of the past.
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Star Wars Legacy II Volume 4: Empire of One

Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Brian Albert Thie…
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$16.99 USD / $18.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616555535, 161655553X
Summary: Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 is an ongoing comic series set in the Legacy era. It is a sequel to and shares a name with the original Star Wars: Legacy. It stars Ania Solo, a descendant of Han and Leia Organa Solo.
When Darth Wredd breaks Imperial Knight Jao Assam out of prison, he clearly has big plans that involve both the Triumvirate and the remaining Sith. If Jao could be turned to the dark side, the whole Triumvirate could be in jeopardy. Empress Fel enlists Ania Solo and her friends in a covert rescue mission-but Ania and her pals are unaware they’re headed into a showdown between the Sith and the Imperial Knights (and their stormtrooper allies) that could alter the balance of power in the galaxy! Also included: the updated handbook of the Legacy era!The final chapter in Dark Horse’s Star Wars: Legacy series!
Series Overview: The final chapter in Dark Horse’s Star Wars: Legacy series!
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Star Wars Volume 4: A Shattered Hope

Brian Wood, Carlos D’Anda
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$16.99 USD / $18.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616555542, 1616555548
Summary: Fan-favorite writer, Brian Wood gives us his take on the classic-era Star Wars characters.
After deception and defeat by Rebel forces and the escape of the prisoner Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline in Imperial ranks with a group of elite stormtroopers-and the Dark Lord’s own lightsaber. But after the Rebels once again evade Vader’s wrath, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker find themselves together on the Millennium Falcon, going undercover to strike another blow against the Empire! The final chapter in the Dark Horse Star Wars series!
Series Overview: Fan-favorite writer, Brian Wood gives us his take on the classic-era Star Wars characters.
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BPRD: Plague of Frogs Volume 1

Mike Mignola, Guy Davis
On Sale Date: November 4, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781595826756, 1595826750
Summary: Mike Mignola and Dark Horse present the complete Plague of Frogs saga in four volumes, from Hollow Earth to King of Fear. This first book explores the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense after Hellboy’s departure, cracks open the secrets of Abe Sapien’s origin, and sets the war on frogs in motion.
In 2001, Hellboy quit the B.P.R.D., leaving Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and a bizarre roster of special agents to defend the world from any occult threats, and the growing menace of the frog army.Mike Mignola and Dark Horse present the complete Plague of Frogs saga in four volumes, from Hollow Earth to King of Fear. This first book explores the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense after Hellboy’s departure, cracks open the secrets of Abe Sapien’s origin, and sets the war on frogs in motion.
Series Overview: Mike Mignola and Dark Horse present the complete Plague of Frogs saga in four volumes, from Hollow Earth to King of Fear.
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Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 8

On Sale Date: November 4, 2014
$49.99 USD / $54.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9781616554224, 1616554223
Summary: Uncut and uncensored, the infamous precode Crime Does Not Pay comics are finally collected into a series of archival hardcovers! With brutal, realistic tales focusing on vile criminals, Crime Does Not Pay was one of the most popular comics of the 1940s. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the stifling Comics Code Authority.
Pyromaniacs, murderous thugs, and pinstriped goons wreak havoc in the notorious pre-Code Crime Does Not Pay anthology. This collection-featuring every uncensored page from Crime Does Not Pay issues #50 to #53-is brimming with sharp work by artists George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Charles Biro, and others! These gruesome tales are topped off with an all-new foreword by crime storytelling all-star Joel Rose (Get Jiro!, Miami Vice, Kill the Poor)! Criminals had better learn…the path of theft and murder only leads to prison and the chair!
Series Overview: Uncut and uncensored, the infamous precode Crime Does Not Pay comics are finally collected into a series of archival hardcovers! With brutal, realistic tales focusing on vile criminals, Crime Does Not Pay was one of the most popular comics of the 1940s. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the stifling Comics Code Authority.
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The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 9

Don Kraar, Mike Docherty
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616553715, 1616553715
Summary: Since obtaining the Conan license in 2003, Dark Horse has maintained a two-track publishing program for the property. The first collects the original Marvel Comics Conan material under The Chronicles of Conan and Savage Sword of Conan titles while the second consists of new Conan stories either based on the writer’s vision or adapting the original prose stories of Robert E. Howard. This is the latest volume of The Chronicles of King Conan reprint series.
The forces of Conan and his allies prepare to storm the port city of Kordava and take its fleet for the final assault on Argos to crush once and for all the enemy coalition that nearly cost Conan his kingdom. With Conan’s daughter about to marry the king of Asgard and ensure a future of peace and security, the malefic sorcerer Crassus readies his own wedding gift-Conan’s destruction at the hands of his own son!
Series Overview: The Chronicles of King Conan further the legend of Robert E. Howard’s epic creation, collecting for the first time the long out-of-print Conan the King tales originally published by Marvel Comics.
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Crowley

Douglas Rushkoff
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$17.99 USD / $18.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
9781616554859, 1616554851
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The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 5

On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$49.99 USD / $54.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616554866, 161655486X
Summary: EC Comics are widely credited for causing the dissolution of the morals of kids and teens in the 1950′s thus playing a large part in the public outcry over comics that led to Senate hearings condeming the sex and violence within their pages. Dark Horse brings their usual high quality design and production to the creation of collector’s editions of these seminal comics.
Dark Horse Comics is proud to bring you more creepily classic Tales from the Crypt! Digitally re-colored using Marie Severin’s original colors as a guide, this twisted tome features stories drawn by the unforgettable artistic talents of Jack Davis, George Evans, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Reed Crandall, Bernie Krigstein, Bill Elder, and Joe Orlando!
Series Overview: EC Comics are widely credited for causing the dissolution of the morals of kids and teens in the 1950′s thus playing a large part in the public outcry over comics that led to Senate hearings condeming the sex and violence within their pages. Dark Horse brings their usual high quality design and production to the creation of collector’s editions of these seminal comics.
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Avatar: The Last Airbender The Rift Part 3

Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781616552978, 1616552972
Summary: Written and drawn by the team behind the best-selling The Promise and The Search, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra animated television show creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar and the perfect companion to Legend of Korra!
Team Avatar is in peril as a dangerously powerful ancient spirit awakens with vengeance and destruction on its mind. Bonds will be tested and new truths revealed as Aang must answer an important question: Can humans and spirits co-exist?!
Series Overview: Written and drawn by the team behind the best-selling The Promise and The Search, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra animated television show creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar and the perfect companion to Legend of Korra!
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Mass Effect: Foundation Volume 3

Mac Walters, Tony Parker
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$16.99 USD / $18.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781616554880, 1616554886
Summary: Written by Mass Effect 2 and 3 Lead Writer Mac Walters, Mass Effect: Foundation features the franchise’s most beloved characters in their most exciting, never-before-seen adventures, set during the events of BioWare’s ultra-hit science fiction masterpiece!Follow scientist and secret agent Mordin Solus as he decides the fate of a species. Watch master thief Kasumi Goto lose the love of her life. Witness mercenary Zaeed Massani take down an entire ship. Learn the truth about assassin Thane Krios’s tragic fall from grace. And finally, discover what the mysterious and powerful Illusive Man had to do with it all!
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Popular Skullture

Monte Beauchamp, Steven Heller, Wally Wood, Denis …
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Art / Popular Culture / General
9781616555610, 1616555610
Summary: Art director and cultural archivist Monte Beauchamp is well-known for his ongoing art mag/book, BLAB!, as well as books celebratiing pop culture icons such as Krampus. Here he offers a mind-bending selection of skull-themed comic book, pulp, and paperback covers!
Consumers embrace the skull: Nike, Calvin Klein, Zippo, and Crystal Head Vodka feature them as product lines. Skulls adorn artwork, sneakers, candy, skateboards, jewelry, and even wallpaper. The skull is everywhere in pop culture! Never before has a book addressed the skull as a cover motif during the Golden Age of American publishing. Countless skull-themed comic book, pulp, and paperback covers appeared from the 1930s through the mid-50s. Popular Skullture assembles over 160 of the creepiest, oddest, and downright weirdest skull covers, edited and designed by award-winning art director Monte Beauchamp-with an introduction by graphic design luminary Steven Heller.
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Serenity: Leaves on the Wind HC

Joss Whedon
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$16.99 USD / $16.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781621159377, 162115937X
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Serenity: Leaves on the Wind

Zack Whedon
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
152 pages Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616554897, 1616554894
Summary: One of the most succesful publishing programs to come from the union of writer/director Joss Whedon and Dark Horse is that of Serenity. Dark Horse has sold over 325,000 Serenity graphic novels and over one-half million comic books!
In the film Serenity, outlaw Malcolm Reynolds and his crew revealed to the entire ‘verse the crimes against humanity undertaken by the sinister government-the Alliance. Here, in the official follow-up to the film, the crew has been in hiding since becoming everyone’s most wanted, and now they are forced to come out. River uncovers more secrets, leading these former Browncoats on a dangerous mission against the Alliance that, with hope, will bring them together again…Television writer Zack Whedon (Deadwood, Southland, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) continues the saga of Joss Whedon’s space cowboys!
Series Overview: One of the most succesful publishing programs to come from the union of writer/director Joss Whedon and Dark Horse is that of Serenity. Dark Horse has sold over 325,000 Serenity graphic novels and over one-half million comic books!
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Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 5

Yasuhiro Nightow
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781616550868, 1616550864
Summary: Yasuhiro Nightow’s Trigun Maximum draws to a mind-warping conclusion in Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 5, collecting nearly 600 pages of Yasuhiro Nightow’s international hit manga plus a special bonus section of color art and other extras!
With Vash the Stampede’s brother Knives’ power growing exponentially and the shattered wreckage of Earth’s spacefleet littering the planet Gunsmoke, Vash must lay everything on the line to prevent the apocalypse his crazed brother is determined to deliver! Holding nothing back, Vash goes toe-to-toe with Knives in a final cataclysmic confrontation, with the future of humanity and his home planet hanging in the balance.
Series Overview: Yasuhiro Nightow’s Trigun Maximum draws to a mind-warping conclusion in Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 5, collecting nearly 600 pages of Yasuhiro Nightow’s international hit manga plus a special bonus section of color art and other extras!
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The Borgias

Alejandro Jodorowski
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$59.99 USD / $65.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
9781616555429, 1616555424
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Buffy: Season Ten TPB vol. 1

Joss Whedon
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$15.99 USD / $15.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781621159384, 1621159388
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Buffy: Season Ten Volume 1 : New Rules

Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, Joss Whedon
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$18.99 USD / $20.99 CAD
136 pages Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616554903, 1616554908
Summary: After Joss Whedon’s Bufffy the Vampire Slayer television show ended a seven season run, Joss chose Dark Horse to continue the the series in comics and and graphic novel form. In 2014, Dark Horse will launch the tenth season of Buffy, the third in comics format.
While slaying the zompires that have overrun a small California town, Buffy and her pals are shocked to discover a new kind of vampire: harder to kill, able to transform and walk in the light of day-like Dracula…If that weren’t enough, the rules of magic are literally being rewritten. While the crew attempts to find out exactly what this means and restore the status quo, Xander is the victim of a haunting as his relationship with Dawn crumbles.
Series Overview: After Joss Whedon’s Bufffy the Vampire Slayer television show ended a seven season run, Joss chose Dark Horse to continue the the series in comics and and graphic novel form. In 2014, Dark Horse will launch the tenth season of Buffy, the third in comics format.
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Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives

Bethesda Games
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$39.99 USD / $43.99 CAD
Hardback
Games / Video & Electronic / General
9781616555627, 1616555629
Summary: Since the publication The Art of Mass Effect and Hyrule Hysteria: The Legend of Zelda, Dark Horse has become the go-to publisher for art and coffee table books based on videogames. With hundreds of never-before-seen designs and pieces of concept art from the creation of one of the most exciting game series of this generation, along with insightful commentary from the games’ creators!
The artworks, manuscripts, and scraps of information gathered throughout Dunwall are collected at last. It has been a long and difficult journey to archive these tales of our cursed city, but it is my hope that you, reading this now, will take heed, and learn from those gone before you to forge your own destiny. The Dunwall Archives are now yours-what will you do with them now that you know the truth in these pages?
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Tomb Raider Volume 1 : Season of the Witch

Gail Simone
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
152 pages Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781616554910, 1616554916
Summary: In March of 2013 Square Enix released a new Tomb Raider game, the fifth title developed by Crystal Dynamics in the Tomb Raider franchise. As the first entry in a new continuity, the game is a reboot that emphasises the reconstructed origins of the culturally influential lead character, Lara Croft. Dark Horse is going to be a key partner in developing new storylines around Lara Croft
Superstar writer Gail Simone picks up Lara Croft’s story where the smash hit Tomb Raider game left off in this collection of Tomb Raider #1-#6!Lara and the other survivors of the Endurance are experiencing horrific visions after their ordeal in the Lost Kingdom of Yamatai. But the visions lead to a darker fate…can Lara survive the calamities that await her as she struggles to piece this new mystery, and her life, back together?
Series Overview: n March of 2013 Square Enix released a new Tomb Raider game, the fifth title developed by Crystal Dynamics in the Tomb Raider franchise. As the first entry in a new continuity, the game is a reboot that emphasises the reconstructed origins of the culturally influential lead character, Lara Croft. Dark Horse is going to be a key partner in developing new storylines around Lara Croft
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Tomb Raider TPB vol. 1

Gail Simone
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$16.99 USD / $16.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781621159391, 1621159396
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Veil

Greg Rucka, Toni Fejzula
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616554927, 1616554924
Summary: Greg Rucka is an incredibly prolific writer of genre fiction as well as graphic novels. Veil is his first creator-owned series from Dark Horse Comics.
Passions run high when a beautiful woman wanders out of an abandoned subway tunnel. With no memory of who she is or how she got there, Veil must figure out who to trust and what she is-an object of desire or a force to be reckoned with-as her past is revealed. Collects Veil #1-#5.
Series Overview: Greg Rucka is an incredibly prolific writer of genre fiction as well as graphic novels. Veil is his first creator-owned series from Dark Horse Comics.
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Amala’s Blade: Powers of Naamaron

Steve Horton, Michael Dialynas
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$14.99 USD / $16.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616554644, 1616554649
Summary: Created by rising stars Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas, Amala’s Blade: Powers of Naamaron is the original graphic-novel sequel to the critically acclaimed Amala’s Blade: Spirits of Naamaron.
Amala, master assassin of Naamaron, has claimed her right as her land’s spiritual leader, but she must brave the hidden dangers of Sea Monster Bay to gain audience with the secretive Ministry, without whose blessing Amala may never fulfill her destiny. But the ministers have their own agendas, and they may prove more treacherous than any sea and deadlier than any leviathan!
Series Overview: Created by rising stars Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas, Amala’s Blade: Powers of Naamaron is the original graphic-novel sequel to the critically acclaimed Amala’s Blade: Spirits of Naamaron.
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Axe Cop Volume 6: American Choppers

Malachai Nicolle, Ethan Nicolle
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$12.99 USD / $13.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781616554248, 161655424X
Summary: Originally created by five year-old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his older brother, the cartoonist Ethan Nicolle, Axe Cop has captured the world’s attention with its insanely imaginative adventures. Axe Cop is now part of a new Fox Animated television programming block!
President of the World, Axe Cop reunites with Super Axe, an old friend from college, and the two of them decide to start a superteam of axe-wielding heroes to defend America called The American Choppers. They are joined by Captain Axe, Axe Girl, Axe Woman, Axe Dog, and other axe-wielding heroes. The only problem is that there is no bad guys left, but that all changes when mysterious giant creatures attack the city.
Series Overview: Originally created by five year-old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his older brother, the cartoonist Ethan Nicolle, Axe Cop has captured the world’s attention with its insanely imaginative adventures. Axe Cop is now part of a new Fox Animated television programming block!
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Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight Volume 2

Alex De Campi, Gary Erskine
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616553784, 1616553782
Summary: Literature: overrated. Morality: expendable. Midnight is right for some over-the-top sex and violence, and Grindhouse is packing the aisles with blood ‘n’ guts and T ‘n’ A! An homage to the great B-movies of yesterday.
Back for more, eh? We knew you couldn’t stay away! Line on up for a sick and twisted double feature! First, in Bride of Blood, Branwyn’s wedding is marked by atrocity beyond comprehension. With everything she’s ever loved destroyed by reavers, all she has left is revenge! Then it’s Flesh Feast of the Devil Doll! When a Puritan-era demon returns to her old stomping grounds to seduce and kill once more, the Camp Oneida hockey girls step up and make with the high-sticking! Don’t miss a lick of the thrills, starting at midnight!
Series Overview: Literature: overrated. Morality: expendable. Midnight is right for some over-the-top sex and violence, and Grindhouse is packing the aisles with blood ‘n’ guts and T ‘n’ A! An homage to the great B-movies of yesterday.
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Tales of an Imperfect Future

Alfonso Font
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616554941, 1616554940
Summary: European comics master Alfonso Font presents three satirical science fiction tales, as told by an extraterrestrial, that warn of the dangers that await the human race if it fails to change its ways.
European comics master Alfonso Font presents three satirical science fiction tales, as told by an extraterrestrial, that warn of the dangers that await the human race if it fails to change its ways: a planet so polluted that life on its surface is almost impossible; the human race continuing its destructive and fatal expedition into the galaxy to colonize other planets; humans killed for their organs to transplant into their “superiors”; and the keeping of robot companions, whose emotionlessness may be the only way to avoid catastrophe.
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Vandroid

Tommy Lee Edwards, Dan McDaid
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781616554958, 1616554959
Summary: Tommy Lee Edwards, Noah Smith, and Dan McDaid unite to resurrect the lost 80s epic of a washed up van designer-turned cyberneticist savant, his technological masterpiece, and the corporate baddies who want to tear it all down!
At the height of the 1970s custom vanning craze, rockstar mechanic Chuck Carducci was on top of the world. But by 1984, vanning was all but dead. No one expected that Chuck’s masterpiece was yet to come. Now, hooked on dust and broke as a joke, Carducci is contacted by an old roommate from his MIT days to team up on a new project using cutting-edge artificial intelligence. With salvaged electronics from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, high-performance van parts, and a Plutonium Ion battery dubiously procured by a mysterious financial backer, Chuck puts his entire life into building a robot so human, yet so powerful, it can only be called: VANDROID.Collects the high-octane adventures of Vandroid #1-5!
Series Overview: Tommy Lee Edwards, Noah Smith, and Dan McDaid unite to resurrect the lost 80s epic of a washed up van designer-turned cyberneticist savant, his technological masterpiece, and the corporate baddies who want to tear it all down!
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White Suits

Frank J. Barbiere, Tony Cypress
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9781616554934, 1616554932
Summary: In the edgy tradition of The Usual Suspects and Kill Bill, The White Suits is violent noir action wrapped in mystery from writer Frank Barbiere and artist Toby Cypress.
Mysterious killers dressed in white, they savaged the Cold War Russian underworld-then disappeared without a trace. Now they have resurfaced in New York, leaving a trail of dead mobsters in their bloody wake. In this tide of death, an amnesiac and a FBI agent bound by loss and haunted memories seek to answer a single question that may unlock their hidden pasts: Who are the White Suits?
Series Overview: In the edgy tradition of The Usual Suspects and Kill Bill, The White Suits is violent noir action wrapped in mystery from writer Frank Barbiere and artist Toby Cypress.
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Bad Blood

Jonathan Maberry, Tyler Crook
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616554965, 1616554967
Summary: Written by Bram Stroker Award-winning Jonathan Maberry, Bad Blood is his take on vampires.
Life was hard enough for Trick Croft as a college student and a cancer patient-then the vampires attacked and slaughtered his best friend. Now Trick knows that his blood is poison to the bloodsuckers, and he will stop at nothing to eradicate them.Collects issues #1-#5 of the Dark Horse original series.
Series Overview: Written by Bram Stroker Award-winning Jonathan Maberry, Bad Blood is his take on vampires.
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The Chronicles of Conan Volume 28

On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616553746, 161655374X
Summary: Since obtaining the Conan license in 2003, Dark Horse has maintained a two-track publishing program for the property. The first collects the original Marvel Comics Conan material under The Chronicles of Conan and Savage Sword of Conan titles while the second consists of new Conan stories either based on the writer’s vision or adapting the original prose stories of Robert E. Howard. This is the latest volume of The Chronicles of Conan.
Conan’s plan to plunder a gold mine in the mountains of Turan goes awry when he discovers that the mine has just been robbed! Taking treasure from thieves has to be easier than from a fortress, so the angry barbarian pursues the burglars across the frozen peaks to reclaim his prize. But danger lurks amongst the icy crags, where nature itself is the deadliest of foes!
Series Overview: The Chronicles of Conan collects classic Conan the Barbarian tales never-before collected and unavailable for over a quarter of a century.
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Ghost Volume 3

Chris Sebela, Jan Duursema
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$14.99 USD / $16.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616554989, 1616554983
Summary: Dark Horse is currently creating their own superhero universe comprised of characters they have previously created in-house such as Ghost and X, revived pop culture characters from the past like Captain Midnight, and original creator-owned such as Black Beetle.
After Ghost drove the demons from Chicago, a new crop of weird villains filled the vacuum-so when Tommy starts to suspect that Von Ghastly, the eccentric host of blood-curdling cable access show, may be up to more than just morbid mischief, Ghost leaps into action! But the city’s spectral protector may an audience of her own, as a powerful and technologically savvy bounty hunter stalks her for his mysterious employers. As Elisa tries to write a new chapter on the blank slate of her life, Chris Sebela and Jan Duursema deliver a new chapter of suspense! Collects issues #5 – #8.
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Hellboy: Weird Tales

Mike Mignola
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$24.99 USD / $27.50 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616555108, 1616555106
Summary: Some of the top creators in comics provide their take on Hellboy.
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.
Series Overview: Some of the top creators in comics provide their take on Hellboy.
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Terminator Salvation: Final Battle Volume 1

J. Michael Straczynski
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
152 pages Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616554996, 1616554991
Summary: The big news here is that the Terminator franchise will be totally rebooted with not only three new films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger but also a television show. And Dark Horse is in the vanguard of the Terminator reboot!
A-listers J. Michael Straczynski and Pete Woods unite for the Terminator event thirty year in the making! In 2029, John Connor and the resistance prepare for the final assault on Skynet, but the malicious computer intelligence has laid the seeds in 2003 for its counterattack! Integrating the mind of a murderous psychopath, Skynet and its Terminators develop a new creativity in killing, the last tool they need to crush humanity once and for all! How can Connor hope to survive when the machines are now as ferocious as man? Collecting Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #1-#6!
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Terminator Salvation Vol 1

J. Michael Straczynski
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$16.99 USD / $16.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781621159407, 162115940X
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The Mighty

Peter Tomasi, Chris Samnee
On Sale Date: December 16, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616555023, 1616555025
Summary: Originally released as a 12-issue comics series by DC, The Mighty was acclaimed but never collected.
As the world’s only super-hero, Alpha One has become an icon of hope in uncertain times. But while the population is inspired by their savior from a distance, police captain Gabriel Cole has gotten close enough to discover that Alpha One’s plans for a utopia are more radical than anyone suspects!Collecting all twelve issues of Peter Tomasi, Keith Champagne, and Peter Snejbjerg’s acclaimed series!
Series Overview: Originally released as a 12-issue comics series by DC, The Mighty was acclaimed but never collected.
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Angel and Faith: Season Ten Volume 1: Where the River Meets the Sea

Victor Gischler
On Sale Date: December 23, 2014
$18.99 USD / $20.99 CAD
136 pages Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616555030, 1616555033
Summary: After Joss Whedon’s Bufffy the Vampire Slayer television show ended a seven season run, Joss chose Dark Horse to continue the the series in comics and and graphic novel form. In 2014, Dark Horse will launch the tenth season of Buffy, the third in comics format. Two of the most popular characters in the Buffy series, Angel and Faith were spun off into their own comics series during season nine and Where the River Meets the Sea is the first installment of Angel and Faith from season ten.
Angel’s work is never done. Last time he averted an apocalypse, part of London turned into a chaotic stew of supernatural forces. Who better to watch over it than Angel himself? Or so he thinks-until he finds himself going down a really wrong road…Meanwhile, Faith begins a new chapter in her life-slaying the undead with Buffy, and then going corporate when a juicy offer tempts her…Celebrated novelist Victor Gischler joins Joss Whedon’s team.
Series Overview: After Joss Whedon’s Bufffy the Vampire Slayer television show ended a seven season run, Joss chose Dark Horse to continue the the series in comics and and graphic novel form. In 2014, Dark Horse will launch the tenth season of Buffy, the third in comics format. Two of the most popular characters in the Buffy series, Angel and Faith were spun off into their own comics series during season nine and Where the River Meets the Sea is the first installment of Angel and Faith from season ten.
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Angel and Faith: Season Ten

Joss Whedon
On Sale Date: December 23, 2014
$15.99 USD / $15.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781621159414, 1621159418
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Lobster Johnson Volume 4: Get the Lobster

Mike Mignola, Tonci Zonjic
On Sale Date: December 23, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616555054, 161655505X
Summary: After years of captivating fans from the pages of Hellboy and B.P.R.D., the pulp-style adventures of Lobster Johnson take the limelight in this fourth collection of the Lobster’s solo series.
A Manhattan sporting event goes terribly wrong as the ref is killed in front of a live audience by two crazed-and seemingly bulletproof-wrestlers. Who is behind this new reign of terror?
Series Overview: After years of captivating fans from the pages of Hellboy and B.P.R.D., the pulp-style adventures of Lobster Johnson take the limelight in this solo series.
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Brain Boy Volume 2

Fred Van Lente, Freddie Williams II
On Sale Date: December 30, 2014
$14.99 USD / $16.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616555061, 1616555068
Summary: Dark Horse has revived forgotten silver-age comics character, Brain Boy. When the United States Secret Service needs to stop an assassination before the killer’s even decided to buy a gun, they call the world’s most powerful telepath: Matt Price, a.k.a. Brain Boy.
Agent Price’s new mission pits him against a doomsday cult leader with a political agenda that poses a direct threat to the president. But a mysterious hive mind has more menacing plans for Brain Boy. He’ll have no choice but to go head to head-brain to brain-with the mysterious Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T.! The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T. collects New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente’s electrifying second arc of psychic spy Brain Boy’s continuing adventures!
Series Overview: When the United States Secret Service needs to stop an assassination before the killer’s even decided to buy a gun, they call the world’s most powerful telepath: Matt Price, a.k.a. Brain Boy.
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Trilogy USA

Hermann
On Sale Date: December 30, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Crime & Mystery
9781616555078, 1616555076
Summary: Corruption, violence, decay: European comics master Hermann and the up-and-coming writer Yves H. take a viciously satirical look at the dark side of the American soul.
Corruption, violence, decay: European comics master Hermann and the up-and-coming writer Yves H. take a viciously satirical look at the dark side of the American soul. From the evil that stalks the eastern seaboard setting of Blood Ties to the crime-ridden Los Angeles of Girl from Ipanema, these three stories paint a picture of a new Babylon. Collected for the first time, and presented for the first time in an English-language translation, it’s a vision of the USA that could only come from without.
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The Massive Volume 4

Brian Wood, Garry Brown
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616555085, 1616555084
Summary: Brian Wood is an increasingly popular comics writer who has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and other publishers. Massive is is latest creator-owned project.
Callum Israel and the crew of the Kapital face their greatest threat yet: Arkady, Israel’s former colleague bent on revenge. When the Kapital is bombed in port, Callum and Mag head into the dangerous streets of post-Crash Europe to confront Arkady. But what they ultimately discover may lead them to their long lost ship The Massive!Meanwhile, Mary reappears in the Sahara desert, guarding a convoy of fresh water, holding a secret that might unravel Callum for good.The Massive begins its most powerful chapter yet as Brian Wood, Garry Brown, and Daniel Zezelj unravel the ongoing mystery of Mary and set the stage for the final act, when the cause of the Crash is revealed.
Series Overview: In the post-Crash world, the rules of society and the borders of nations break down. Nothing is as it was, and for the crew of the Ninth Wave eco ship Kapital, each day brings uncertainty and the threat of violence.
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Vampire Hunter D Volume 22

Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yoshitaka Amano
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
$11.99 USD / $12.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Fiction / Horror / General
9781616555092, 1616555092
Summary: 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.
Commissioned by a vampire ancient to recover the coffin containing the body of the demonic Gilzen, hated even by his own kind, D travels to a frightening mountain landscape perennially shrouded in snow. Within a castle piercing the mountainside, D discovers a group of knights tasked to protect Gilzen at any cost. It’s time for D to use all the forces and powers at his command to prevent Gilzen’s resurrection!
Series Overview: This volume of the long-running series combines two novels and features eleven original illustrations by Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano.
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The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series Book Three: Change

On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
$34.99 USD / $38.50 CAD
Hardback
Performing Arts / Television / General
9781616555658, 1616555653
Summary: Since obtaining the license to publish Avatar: The Last Airbender-The Art of the Animated Series in 2010, Dark Horse has put together a powerhouse publishing program not only for Avatar but also the successor television series, Legend of Korra. The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series Book Three includes art and production notes of the second season of the Legend of Korra animated television series.
Go behind the scenes of the third season of The Legend of Korra animated TV series-created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko-the smash hit sequel to their blockbuster show Avatar: The Last Airbender! Discover amazing never-before-seen artwork created during the development of The Legend of Korra: Book Three. Detailed captions throughout this impressive art book give you an in-depth, revealing tour of the creative process that went into creating this beloved series.
Series Overview: Since obtaining the license to publish Avatar: The Last Airbender-The Art of the Animated Series in 2010, Dark Horse has put together a powerhouse publishing program not only for Avatar but also the successor television series, Legend of Korra. The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series Book Three includes art and production notes of the second season of the Legend of Korra animated television series.
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Pariah Volume 3

Aron Warner, Brett Wedele
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
$14.99 USD / $16.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616552763, 161655276X
Summary: A new science fiction series from the creator of Shreck.
Tensions escalate aboard the ship as the Vitros try to maintain order and control over one another. Meanwhile, a disaster on earth diverts the attention of the ship and causes the Vitros to further divide their allegiances to each other and to their space mission.
Series Overview: A new science fiction series from the creator of Shreck.
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BPRD: Plague of Frogs Volume 2

Mike Mignola
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781595826763, 1595826769
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Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom Archives Volume 4

Dick Wood
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616555122, 1616555122
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Dream Thief Volume 2: Escape

Jai Nitz, Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9781616555139, 1616555130
Summary: Bram Soker Award-winning writer Jai Nitz comes to comics! After John Lincoln steals an Aboriginal mask from a museum, vengeful spirits possess his body and mind while he sleeps! As the Dream Thief, he accrues the memories and skills of murder victims and fights to stay awake, before he kills again!
When vengeful ghosts began to possess John Lincoln’s body while he slept, he didn’t know what was happening – until he learned that his father was also Dream Thief. Now, to give his father’s spirit revenge and rest, he’ll need to orchestrate a daring prison break and stay one step ahead of a statewide manhunt…while trying not to get possessed himself! Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood craft another tense volume of the stylish supernatural thriller, whose debut critics heralded as “a master class…a book that delivers on every level.” (The Onion A.V. Club) Collects issues #1 – #4 of the miniseries.
Series Overview: Bram Soker Award-winning writer Jai Nitz comes to comics! After John Lincoln steals an Aboriginal mask from a museum, vengeful spirits possess his body and mind while he sleeps! As the Dream Thief, he accrues the memories and skills of murder victims and fights to stay awake, before he kills again!
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King Conan: The Conqueror

Tim Truman, Tomas Giorello
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616555146, 1616555149
Summary: Since obtaining the Conan license in 2003, Dark Horse has maintained a two-track publishing program for the property. The first collects the original Marvel Comics Conan material under The Chronicles of Conan and Savage Sword of Conan titles while the second consists of new Conan stories either based on the writer’s vision or adapting the original prose stories of Robert E. Howard. This is the latest volume of the latter, a brand new King Conan series.
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Abe Sapien Volume 5

Mike Mignola, Max Fiumara
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616555153, 1616555157
Summary: Abe Sapien is one of the primary characters in the B.P.R.D. (Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense), the group led by Hellboy. The characters and stories in Abe Sapien are directly related to the Hellboy graphic novels.
Haunted by deaths he’s seen and ones he’s caused, Abe returns to the place where he was shot, where his latest transformation began. His path is blocked by strange priests, apocalyptic prophets, and one doomed soul after another, who all seem to think Abe is either the answer or the cause.
Series Overview: Abe Sapien is one of the primary characters in the B.P.R.D. (Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense), the group led by Hellboy. The characters and stories in Abe Sapien are directly related to the Hellboy graphic novels.
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Eye of Newt

Michael Hague
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616555160, 1616555165
Summary: Legendary fantasy illustrator Michael Hague takes readers on a strange and fantastic journey in Eye of Newt! As a young wizard’s apprentice, Newt, embarks on a wonderful and perilous quest through the mysterious Netherworld and beyond, he learns a dark secret that could shape his entire destiny!
Legendary fantasy illustrator Michael Hague takes readers on a strange and fantastic journey in Eye of Newt! As a young wizard’s apprentice, Newt, embarks on a wonderful and perilous quest through the mysterious Netherworld and beyond, he learns a dark secret that could shape his entire destiny!
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Savage Sword of Conan Volume 18

On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616553692, 1616553693
Summary: Since obtaining the Conan license in 2003, Dark Horse has maintained a two-track publishing program for the property. The first collects the original Marvel Comics Conan material under The Chronicles of Conan and Savage Sword of Conan titles while the second consists of new Conan stories either based on the writer’s vision or adapting the original prose stories of Robert E. Howard. This is the latest volume of the The Savage Sword of Conan reprint series.
“My life is my own to live.” Taken prisoner in farflung Zamora, Conan is discovered to resemble the land’s demi-god of legend, prophesied to return one day to champion Zamora in war. Conan is paid handsomely to lead “his” people but may find that battle against countless enemies is to be preferred to facing the wrath of an angry god!
Series Overview: The Savage Sword of Conan features over 500 pages of Conan tales never-before collected and out of print for over twenty years!
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The Victories Volume 4

Michael A. Oeming
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616555177, 1616555173
Summary: Michael Avon Oeming (Pronounced O-Ming) is a Jewish American comic book artist and writer well known for his stark, cartoony art style which is used for telling sophisticated and mature subject matter. Recent projects include The Mice Templar from Image Comics which he has drawn and co-authored with Bryan J.L. Glass. The Victories is his gritty take on superheroes.
The discovery of who was behind the Metatron’s mind control and the death of DD Mau, Has Faustus hitting a breaking point. No longer capable of controlling his anger, he goes after the Advisors, and discovers a secret he is not ready for. Will Faustus-and the Victories-be able to save the world…and themselves? Collects The Victories #1-#15.
Series Overview: Michael Avon Oeming (Pronounced O-Ming) is a Jewish American comic book artist and writer well known for his stark, cartoony art style which is used for telling sophisticated and mature subject matter. Recent projects include The Mice Templar from Image Comics which he has drawn and co-authored with Bryan J.L. Glass. The Victories is his gritty take on superheroes.
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Captain Midnight Volume 4

Joshua Williamson
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$14.99 USD / $16.50 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781616555184, 1616555181
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The EC Archives: Vault of Horror Volume 4

Various
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$49.99 USD / $54.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616555191, 161655519X
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Eerie Archives Volume 18

Various
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$49.99 USD / $54.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616555207, 1616555203
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Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy

Dan Jolley
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$16.99 USD / $16.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781621159421, 1621159426
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Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy

Dan Jolley
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
152 pages Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616555214, 1616555211
Summary: The big news here is that the Terminator franchise will be totally rebooted with not only three new films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger but also a television show. And Dark Horse is in the vanguard of the Terminator reboot!
In 1984, Kyle Reese protected Sarah Connor from a terrifying cyborg that would stop at nothing to terminate her. In 1985, Skynet targets Biotechnician Elise Fong, who is destined to discover a vital weapon against the Terminators, but this time there is no resistance fighter sent back to stop it! Targeted for actions in her future, Fong’s only hope in the present is ex-CIA operative tasked with kidnapping her! This action packed volume collects issues #1-#6 of the thrilling series Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy!
Series Overview: Writer Dan Jolley brings the eighties-style action while emphasizing the horror aspects of the Terminator story.!
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Complete Elfquest, The vol. 2

Wendy Pini
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
$21.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781621159438, 1621159434
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The Complete Elfquest Vol. 2

Wendy Pini
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
$24.99 USD / $27.50 CAD
552 pages Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616554088, 1616554088
Summary: When it first appeared over 35 years ago, Elfquest, created by Wendy and Richard Pini, was one of the first independent comics. Dark Horse is proud to be publishing the final chapter of the story in comic book format as well as collecting all of the original black and white material into value-priced editions.
Over thirty-five years after its launch, ElfQuest remains one of the most beloved comic series in history! The elves have reclaimed the Palace of the High Ones, but it is not the safe haven they believed. New threats loom as Winnowill, lord of Blue Mountain, vows to destroy all trace of the Wolfriders, and Cutter’s rival Rayek is overcome with power.This second volume boasts 552 pages, collecting the entirety of “The Siege at Blue Mountain” and “Kings of the Broken Wheel” in stunning black and white, including an extensive art gallery with commentary from series creators Wendy and Richard Pini.
Series Overview: When it first appeared over 35 years ago, Elfquest, created by Wendy and Richard Pini, was one of the first independent comics. Dark Horse is proud to be publishing the final chapter of the story in comic book format as well as collecting all of the original black and white material into these value-priced editions.
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Conan Volume 16: The Song of Belit

Brian Wood
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616555245, 1616555246
Summary: Since obtaining the Conan license in 2003, Dark Horse has maintained a two-track publishing program for the property. The first collects the original Marvel Comics Conan material under The Chronicles of Conan and The Savage Sword of Conan titles while the second consists of new Conan stories either based on the writer’s vision or adapting the original prose stories of Robert E. Howard. This is the latest volume of the latter Conan series.
When Conan and Bêlit intercept an invaluable religious artifact, ruthless zealots hunt them across a treacherous landscape! Then, when the couple seeks their fortune on the cursed banks of Zarkheba, they encounter a dark power that will shape their fate!
Series Overview: Brian Wood’s epic and acclaimed adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s Queen of the Black Coast reaches its heart-rending conclusion! This thrilling volume collects issues #19-25 of the Dark Horse Comics series Conan the Barbarian.
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Avatar: The Last Airbender#The Rift Library Edition

Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
$39.99 USD / $43.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781616555504, 1616555505
Summary: This collection of The Rift parts 1-3 features annotations by Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and artists Gurihiru (Thor and the Warriors Four), with a brand-new sketchbook section!
Avatar Aang and friends honor an Air Nomad holiday that hasn’t been celebrated in over one hundred years, but when cryptic visits from the spirit of Avatar Yangchen lead Aang to a refinery operating on land sacred to the Airbenders-they soon find themselves in peril as a dangerously powerful ancient spirit awakens with vengeance and destruction on its mind!This collection of The Rift parts 1-3 features annotations by Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and artists Gurihiru (Thor and the Warriors Four), with a brand-new sketchbook section!
Series Overview: This collection of The Rift parts 1-3 features annotations by Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and artists Gurihiru (Thor and the Warriors Four), with a brand-new sketchbook section!
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Creepy Archives Volume 21

On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
$49.99 USD / $54.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781616555238, 1616555238
Summary: Since 2009 Dark Horse has been publishing deluxe hardcover archive editions of two of the most famous magazines from Warren Publishing, Eerie and Creepy. By publishing graphic stories in a magazine format Warren circumvented the Comics Code Authority and depicted much mayhem. The Dark Horse archives include the complete magazines including covers, ads, and letter columns.
Creepy Archives, the quintessential horror anthology, continues to deliver a multitude of monstrous plights and terrifying twist endings! This deluxe hardcover collects issues #99 to #103 of the influential Warren Publishing series and includes all original letters columns, color sections, and text pieces-along with a new foreword by José Villarrubia! Within these pages you’ll shriek in fright as you witness the destruction of our planet, terrors arising from the ocean’s depths, and hideous creatures and criminals lurking after every page turn! Contributors include timeless titans Bruce Jones, Richard Corben, Russ Heath, John Severin, Len Wein, and many others!
Series Overview: Since 2009 Dark Horse has been publishing deluxe hardcover archive editions of two of the most famous magazines from Warren Publishing, Eerie and Creepy. By publishing graphic stories in a magazine format Warren circumvented the Comics Code Authority and depicted much mayhem. The Dark Horse archives include the complete magazines including covers, ads, and letter columns.
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Dark Horse Manga

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Blood Blockade Battlefront Volume 6

Yasuhiro Nightow
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$12.99 USD / $14.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616555573, 1616555572
For Ages 14 and Up.
Summary: Yasuhiro Nightow, creator of the international best-seller Trigun, is the writer and artist of Blood Blockade Battlefront.
Jersulalem’s Lot-the former Big Apple gone to otherworldly hell-has crime problems like any other city…well, not exactly like them. One of the Lot’s yakuza gangs is looking to up-armor for its local turf battles, and dealers from the Beyond can provide serious arcane firepower that may be more than even the special agents of Libra can handle!
Series Overview: From Yasuhiro Nightow, creator of the international sensation Trigun, comes Blood Blockade Battlefront, a nuclear manga warhead of science-fiction madness!
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New Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 2

Kazuo Koike, Hideki Mori
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$13.99 USD / $15.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616553579, 161655357X
For Ages 18 and Up
Summary: Kazuo Koike’s Lone Wolf and Cub is an acclaimed masterpiece of graphic fiction, and New Lone Wolf and Cub (Shin Kozure Okami) is the 21st century sequel to this groundbreaking manga.
Daigoro, young son of the slain swordmaster,”Lone Wolf” Ogami Itto, begins his own training at the hand of Togo Shigekata, Daigoro’s benefactor and warrior of the Satsuma clan. But the secret message Togo carries to Satsuma is a fraud, and dark forces have aligned to ensure the planted message’s delivery…and the delivery of Daigoro to certain death!
Series Overview: Kazuo Koike’s Lone Wolf and Cub is an acclaimed masterpiece of graphic fiction, and New Lone Wolf and Cub (Shin Kozure Okami) is the 21st century sequel to this groundbreaking manga. Illustrated by Hideki Mori and translated by Dana Lewis.
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Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 1

Osamu Tezuka
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616555603, 1616555602
Summary: Dark Horse proudly presents another of the crown jewels of international graphic fiction-Astro Boy! Created by the late Osamu Tezuka, a revered animator and cartoonist-who created over 150,000 pages of comics in his career!-and considered the Walt Disney of Japan, his 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!
Can a robot have a soul? Built by a brilliant scientist to replace his lost son but with powers beyond imagination, Astro Boy fights for the oppressed and helpless, whether they be human, alien, or robot. Exciting, whimsical, and touching, Astro Boy brings back the classic era of comics and animation, featuring tales that readers young and old will enjoy.
Series Overview: Creator Osamu Tezuka was considered the Walt Disney of Japan, and Astro Boy is his most popular and influential creation. Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 1 features nearly seven hundred pages of Astro Boy’s jet-powered, super-strong, evil-bashing adventures!
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Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 6

Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.90 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616553944, 1616553944
Summary: Created by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, Lone Wolf and Cub has sold over a million copies of its first Dark Horse English-language editions, and this acclaimed masterpiece of graphic fiction is now available in larger format, value-priced editions.
Separated from his son while battling Yagu assassins, Itto Ogami’s mission of retribution heats to a boil as he cuts through any obstacle to find his missing child. But little Daigoro, though a mere toddler, is the son of the most formidable and resourcefull samurai in the land. Though alone in a cruel world, Daigoro has the heart of a warrior!
Series Overview: Created by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, Lone Wolf and Cub has sold over a million copies of its first Dark Horse English-language editions, and this acclaimed masterpiece of graphic fiction is now available in larger format, value-priced editions.
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Gantz Volume 33

Hiroya Oku
On Sale Date: November 4, 2014
$13.99 USD / $15.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781616554293, 1616554290
Summary: Hiroya Oku’s Gantz is adult manga at its most challenging: violent, bizarre, erotic, and created with stunning craft and fierce imagination.
While humans on the ground believe the war with the aliens is over, aboard the invaders’ mothership human prisoners face a parade of horrors in a circus of death for the televised amusement of the offworlders. And as Kei desperately tries to find his beloved Tae, the only help he gets comes from an unexpected source-one
Series Overview: Hiroya Oku’s Gantz is adult manga at its most challenging: violent, bizarre, erotic, and created with stunning craft and fierce imagination.
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Blade of the Immortal Volume 30: Vigilance

Hiroaki Samura
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616554842, 1616554843
Summary: To end his immortal suffering, he must slay one thousand enemies! Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality. To rid himself of this curse, to regain his mortality, and to end his life of misery, he must slay one thousand evil men! His quest begins when a young girl seeks his help in taking revenge on her parents’ killers…and his quest won’t end until the blood of a thousand has spilled!
The penultimate volume in the long-running series! A sleepy port town becomes the scene of slaughter and frantic, final battles, as disgraced Edo officer Habaki faces the man he’s vowed to take down-the rascally Anotsu. While Manga and Rin are forced to battle Habaki’s most tenacious Rokki-dan thug, the enigmatic Makie has to fend off several Edo Castle henchmen at once! Blade’s grotesque, vicious final battle rages on! Blade of the Immortal has won many awards across the globe, including the Eisner Award in America, the prestigious Media Arts Award of Japan, and multiple British Eagle Awards.
Series Overview: To end his immortal suffering, he must slay one thousand enemies! Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality. To rid himself of this curse, to regain his mortality, and to end his life of misery, he must slay one thousand evil men! His quest begins when a young girl seeks his help in taking revenge on her parents’ killers…and his quest won’t end until the blood of a thousand has spilled!
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Mind MGMT Volume 4: The Magician

Matt Kindt
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$19.90 USD / $21.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781616553913, 161655391X
Summary: Matt Kindt is the Harvey Award winning writer and artist of the comics and graphic novels MIND MGMT,Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip. He has been nominated for 4 Eisner and 3 Harvey Awards (and won once). His work has been published in French, Spanish, Italian, and German. The (Onion) A.V. Club has named Mind MGMT #1 on its list of “The best mainstream and superhero comics of 2013″!
The second half of Matt Kindt’s MIND MGMT epic begins with just as many questions as the first! Meru is back on the team, but can she ever trust Lyme again? What role did the Magician play in the Management’s history of the 1960s through the 1980s? And what is the secret of the Seven Immortals? This brain-bending new collection features new characters, shocking twists, an astonishing “silent” issue, and-at last-the life and times of Henry Lyme! Collects MIND MGMT #19-#24 and a story from Dark Horse Presents #31.
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Samurai Executioner Omnibus Volume 3

Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616555313, 1616555319
Summary: From Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, the legendary creators of Lone Wolf and Cub, comes Samurai Executioner, a dark, complex exploration of Edo-period feudal Japan and the depths of the human spirit.
When an execution is ordered of a man backed by hundreds whose vital services the city of Edo cannot function without, the Shogunate government seems powerless to carry out the sentence lest the city descend into chaos. And so Yamada Asaemon, the Shogun’s sword tester and executioner, must mete out justice unaided in a manner that will keep Edo from exploding!
Series Overview: From Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, the legendary creators of Lone Wolf and Cub, comes Samurai Executioner, a dark, complex exploration of Edo-period feudal Japan and the depths of the human spirit.
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New Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 3

Kazuo Koike, Hideki Mori
On Sale Date: December 16, 2014
$13.99 USD / $15.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616553586, 1616553588
Summary: Kazuo Koike’s Lone Wolf and Cub is an acclaimed masterpiece of graphic fiction, and New Lone Wolf and Cub (Shin Kozure Okami) is the 21st century sequel to this groundbreaking manga.
Samurai Togo Shigetaka has brought the dead Lone Wolf’s son, Daigoro, to an oasis of safety, the warship of Togo’s master. But dark agendas move in the shadows, and deadly plans have been set in motion. When Togo is falsely accused of treason, he sees before him the same path that Daigoro and his father traveled-the road to hell!
Series Overview: Kazuo Koike’s Lone Wolf and Cub is an acclaimed masterpiece of graphic fiction, and New Lone Wolf and Cub is the 21st century sequel to this groundbreaking manga. Illustrated by Hideki Mori and translated by Dana Lewis.
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Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 2

Osamu Tezuka
On Sale Date: January 13, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616555641, 1616555645
Summary: Dark Horse proudly presents another of the crown jewels of international graphic fiction-Astro Boy! Created by the late Osamu Tezuka, a revered animator and cartoonist who created over 150,000 pages of comics in his career! and considered the Walt Disney of Japan, his Astro Boy was the first manga series to be adapted to animation and became a worldwide phenomenon.
Who will stand against invaders from space, robot slave masters, and a dictator producing human clones? Astro Boy, that’s who! The most popular and influential creation of Osamu Tezuka, “the Walt Disney of Japan,” Astro Boy is all-ages adventure packed with action, laughs, and a few tugs at the heartstrings. Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 2 is 680 pages of Tezuka’s classic manga, value priced and ready to rock the 21st Century!
Series Overview: Creator Osamu Tezuka was considered the Walt Disney of Japan, and Astro Boy is his most popular and influential creation. The Astro Boy Omnibus series features nearly seven hundred pages of Astro Boy’s jet-powered, super-strong, evil-bashing adventures!
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Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 7

Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616555696, 1616555696
Summary: Created by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, Lone Wolf and Cub has sold over a million copies of its first Dark Horse English-language editions, and this acclaimed masterpiece of graphic fiction is now available in larger format, value-priced editions.
Yagyu Retsudo will stop at nothing to kill Itto Ogami-even sending his last child and only daughter to kill the Lone Wolf while keeping the vendetta quiet. And if his daughter can’t finish the job quietly, Retsudo is prepared to take his feud public and offer a reward for Itto that should have every bounty hunter, ronin, and peasant out for Itto’s head! Created by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, Lone Wolf and Cub has sold over a million copies of its first Dark Horse English-language editions, and this acclaimed masterpiece of graphic fiction is now available in larger format, value-priced editions.
Series Overview: Created by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, Lone Wolf and Cub has sold over a million copies of its first Dark Horse English-language editions, and this acclaimed masterpiece of graphic fiction is now available in larger format, value-priced editions.
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Blood Blockade Battlefront Volume 7

Yasuhiro Nightow
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
$12.99 USD / $14.50 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616555689, 1616555688
Summary: From Yasuhiro Nightow, creator of the international sensation Trigun, comes Blood Blockade Battlefront, a no-rules manga slugfest of science-fiction psychosis!
In Jerusalem’s Lot-the mystically transmogrified New York City-a bacteria-sized crimefighter is on the trail of an equally microscopic foe. But the tiny terrorist is hiding out inside the body of Libra agent Leonard Watch’s pal Real, and any threat turns poor Real into a titanic monstrosity. Leo’s job one is to get the mini-cop inside Real to even the odds before Jersusalem’s Lot becomes a parking lot
Series Overview: From Yasuhiro Nightow, creator of the international sensation Trigun, comes Blood Blockade Battlefront, a no-rules manga slugfest of science-fiction psychosis!
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Samurai Executioner Omnibus Volume 4

Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781616555672, 161655567X
Summary: From Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, legendary creators of Lone Wolf and Cub, comes the final omnibus volume of Samurai Executioner, a dark, complex exploration of Edo-period feudal Japan and the depths of the human spirit.
Yamada Asaemon, The shogun’s executioner receives many strange requests from the condemned-a woman who bequeaths her severed locks to her beloved, a gardener who ask for the “beheading” of a chrysanthemum. And while strangers to Asaemon, their final moments and the stories behind their appeals can sometimes reveal more of a person’s character than a lifetime of association.
Series Overview: From Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, legendary creators of Lone Wolf and Cub, comes the final omnibus volume of Samurai Executioner, a dark, complex exploration of Edo-period feudal Japan and the depths of the human spirit.
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Dark Horse Originals

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A Second Chance at Sarah

Neil Druckmann, Joysuke Wong
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$14.99 USD / $16.50 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781616554231, 1616554231
Summary: Acclaimed video game writer and Creative Director at Naughty Dog Studios, Neil Druckmann, turns his talents for high adventure and nuanced characters to a tale of love and time travel!
Acclaimed video game writer Neil Druckmann (The Last of Us) turns his talents for high adventure and nuanced characters to a tale of love and time travel! As his wife Sarah lies dying, John gets a chance to save her-but at a terrible price! Transported to the past, John finds himself inhabiting his own teenage body, with a single day to prevent the tragedy that led to Sarah’s present-day doom, all while trying to convince her that he really is who he says! With evocative painted art by Joysuke Wong, this is an unforgettable tale of love and sacrifice!
Series Overview: A second edition of of A Second Chance at Sarah original graphic novel, originally published by APE Entertainment
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The Eltingville Club

Evan Dorkin
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
144 pages Hardback
Humor / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
9781616554156, 1616554150
Summary: Evan Dorkin is a true original which makes his work perfect for the Dark Horse Originals imprint. The hilarious material in The Eltingville Club has never before been collected and is released at a time when geek culture could use a little spoofing.
Take-no-prisoners trivia-offs. Pill-fueled Twilight Zone marathons. Fan interventions. Here is the ultimate word on the fugly side of fandom, collecting every Eltingville story from the Dork, House of Fun, and The Eltingville Club #1-2, comics three of which won the Eisner Award for Best Short Story. Also features the Northwest Comix Collective alt-comics smackdown and an afterword about the 2002 Adult Swim animated pilot. Definitive, complete and unashamed, this is fandom at it’s fan-dumbest, in the mighty Eltingville manner!
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Loverboys

Gilbert Hernandez
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
9781616554781, 1616554789
Summary: With his brother, Jaime, Gilbert Hernandez practically invented alternative comics with their epic take on barrio life, Love & Rockets.
An all-new graphic novel from Pen Center USA Award winner Gilbert Hernandez! Welcome to Lagrimas, a small south-of-the-border town where young men who consider themselves “loverboys” constantly hit on the ladies, but get shot down most of the time-until one begins an affair with the woman who used to be his seventh grade teacher! As their torrid romance unfolds, three young girls plot to poison the town’s populace, just so they won’t have to listen to their parents or teachers anymore. It’s a passionate-and sometimes comical-tale, as only the celebrated cocreator of Love and Rockets can deliver!
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Blacksad: Amarillo

Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$17.99 USD / $19.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9781616555252, 1616555254
Summary: This is the third volume of Blacksad Dark Horse has published in the US. All have received much critical praise and sold well.
Hardboiled feline detective John Blacksad is back in the latest tour de force from the multiple-award winning duo of writer Juan Díaz Canales and artist Juanjo Guarnido! Taking a much-needed break after the events of A Silent Hell, Blacksad lands a side job driving a rich Texan’s prized yellow Cadillac Eldorado across 1950s America, hitting the back roads from New Orleans to Tulsa. But before long, the car is stolen and Blacksad finds himself mixed up in another murder, with roughneck bikers, a shifty lawyer, one down-and-out Beat generation writer, and some sinister circus folk! When John Blacksad goes on the road, trouble is dead ahead!
Series Overview: Hardboiled feline detective John Blacksad is back in the latest tour de force from the multiple-award winning duo of writer Juan Díaz Canales and artist Juanjo Guarnido!

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15. How to Look At Ad Reinhardt, The Cartoonist Who Was A Fine Artist

Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) was an artist’s artist, renowned among critics and curators, but hard for the general public to warm up to. His most famous fine art works are his Black Paintings, from the 1960s, which at first glance appear to be solid black, but on closer inspection turn out to be blocks of black and almost-black shades. Important, but challenging.

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16. That’ll Light a Fire Under Your Runner Butt

Yes we may run for our sanity, the betterment of our souls, to push ourselves…but when it comes right down to it there’s a little peace of mind knowing if a situation arises where we need to get the heck out of there FAST, we’re faster than one poor, unfortunate soul. ;)
out run a lion
Darwinism at its finest, Folks. ;) #runtosurvive

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More CARTOONS HERE!!
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1) Let’s hear another situation that you’ve thought of where running fast would certainly help you dodge a bullet? Or any other hazard.
2) When’s been a situation in life that being a runner has helped?
Chasing a bus I was about to miss. Speeding down the terminal trying to make a flight, heart rate at about interval level. ;)
3) What’s making you laugh today?

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17. Runner Tummies on a Roller-coaster and Clif Protein Recovery and Electrolyte Drinks Review

Us runners sure do a number on our poor tummies. All the pounding, up, down, fast, jiggling, jiving…if our stomaches and intestines could speak I can only imagine the expletives they’d be yelling at us!

Actually, those stomaches and intestines of runners DO speak…just with things much more powerful, dare I even say explosive, than words. Yes, runners and their guts are stuck in a state of ongoing negotiations.

“PLEASE behave for my long run, preeeettty please!!” the runner’s silent prayer before heading out the door.
tummy on the run
Runners plan their foods accordingly, learn from trial and error, we do our best to set ourselves up to avoid a stomach related attack but sometimes it feels like we’re in some kind of peace-treaty contract negotiation House of Cards style.

Those runner guts are testy, moody, volatile. Sometimes there is just NO pleasing them despite what feels like us doing our best to abide by the ‘rules’.

I’ve done a few posts on handling GI issues HERE and HERE

Today let’s talk about those post-run, especially post-workout tummies and guts. After all that jiggling and jiving lots of runners complain of feeling nauseous, that food is the LEAST appealing thing in the world, and sometimes runners actually struggle to keep food down.

The issue is that runners ALSO know how incredibly important refueling your body and muscles is within the first 30 minutes of finishing your workouts. In order to maximize your recovery (upwards of 60% better) so you can come back stronger, it really is crucial to find something, anything that will get into your system and STAY there.

This is an occasion where liquids can be a runner’s best friend. If you struggle with keeping actual food down due to an upset stomach after your runs and hard workouts take it to the liquids. Recovery drinks and smoothies can get you those essential protein amino acids and carbs to repair those muscles.

Recently Clif sent me a care package, among the bars (which I already knew I liked and enjoy), they introduced me to their recovery and electrolyte drinks. I hadn’t tried either of those so was interested to test them out.
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Clif Protein Recovery Drink

I sampled the Orange Mango and really liked it. I tried it mixed in with a smoothie (berries and other fruit) and I also tried it just mixed with water. It’s sweet but not overpoweringly so, and plenty tasty on it’s own just with the water.

Each pack has 170 calories and 10 grams of protein. If there was anything I would change or suggest it would be if there were more grams of protein. Ideally, post-run and post-workout you want at least 25 grams of protein. But other than that, I really liked this one…it also comes in Chocolate and while I didn’t try this flavor, really I’ve not met something chocolate I don’t enjoy.

Clif Electrolyte Hydration Drink

These little guys come in tiny sleeves and are really easy to carry around and stash in a bag. I tried the Cranberry Raz and it was a win in the taste department. The thing with hydration for runners is this is an ALL DAY thing, you need to continually be drinking water and fluids…not just right before or after your runs.

I’ve also explained a lot how crucial it is to drink not JUST water, but to find electrolyte replacement drinks to ensure your balances there are correct. Especially with the potassium and sodium. So this is why the market for electrolyte drinks has exploded the past few years. Taste-wise Clif nailed it. The only recommendations I have is that they offer a few with less calories…one pack is 80 calories because it also contains the simple sugars.

If you’re actually RUNNING (ie: part of your marathon training fueling strategy) you DO need that quickly digested glucose. But, if you’re not and you’re just needing the electrolytes the extra carbs and calories may not be what you need.

Thank you, Clif, for sending me these to test out and review!! All their products are available online and I’ve seen them in lots of stores too. :)

Soooo, while I STILL feel entitled to complain and be irked at my stomach any and every time it causes me trouble…on some level, when I imagine the bumping, jumping, jiving, and all that other stuff it has to put up with I can kinda sympathize with it for putting up with me as much as it does! ;)

Treat your stomaches with care, Runners!

1) If you’ve had a dialogue with your stomach how did it go? Do you say a little hope/prayer before long runs?? haha.
2) Something you’ve learned about running and nutrition lately?
3) Have you tried either the Clif Recovery or Electrolyte Drinks?

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18. Out With the Running Shorts…and Razors

It’s Spring now, Runners…so while we ALL love to put those running tights away, it does come with a drawback…
no shaving during winter running
Yay for more daylight, boooo for that missing hour of sleep. I’m still going to be bitter about losing that hour…hopefully it wasn’t too rough for you guys. Now off to scrounge up those razors. ;)

1) Have you been able to bust out the running shorts yet?
I’m not going to lie, I actually never put them away. :)
2) What are you looking forward to this Spring and Summer?

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19. A Runner’s Last Demands

Please, Runners, honor my spirit well. ;)

bury me in chocolate and running shoes
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In case you’ve missed my BIG NEWS, scroll down about 1/2 inch to yesterday’s post or check it out HERE. ;) #ezzere #runlaughbe #artyrunnerchick

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1) Not to be morbid, but finish the sentence in a humorous way: “When I die I want to be buried…
2) What’s your favorite kind of chocolate?
Can’t really go wrong, but I love me those chocolate chips inside some pancakes. :)
3) What are your running plans today?

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20. Graphic Novel Review: Attack on Titan Vol 3

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

Well, Attack on Titan just isn’t doing it for me.  I have one more volume checked out of the library, and after reading that, I am more than likely done with this series.  The art is so painfully awkward and this installment was slow and dull.  I don’t know how that’s possible, considering that the remaining humans are making a last stand against the Titans, but I just did not get caught up in the plot.

After Eren regains his human form, he is accused of being a traitor to the human race in a tense standoff with a military commander who is cracking under the pressure of the latest Titan attack.  He is more than willing to kill Eren and then ask questions about how he changed into a Titan afterward .  Commander Pixis arrives just in time to save Eren, Mikasa, and Armin from being blown to itty bitty pieces.  Pixis sees how useful Eren can be, if he can change into a Titan at will.  They decide that Eren will plug the hole in the wall with a huge boulder, while splitting their forces and drawing the enemy Titans away from Eren so he has a clear shot to the wall. 

Things go wrong from the get go; the other soldiers don’t trust Eren, and when he transforms into a seemingly mindless beast, they want to abandon their posts.  Pixis recognizes the huge risk he has taken, but if they lose yet another wall, there won’t be enough resources to support them all, and sacrifices will have to be made.  He would rather die making a last stand than being sent out on a suicide mission later, and he convinces his men that they feel the same.

The only plot aspect that I found remotely interesting was Eren’s sudden memory of the key his dad gave to him before he disappeared, and the room in the basement of his old house.  That is the answer to everything, he was told, just before his father injected him with something to make him forget he was ever told that.  I am curious to know what’s in the basement, and the fate of his dad, but I don’t know how willing I am to keep reading the series to find out.

Grade:  C-

Review copy provided by my local library

From Amazon:

TRAITOR
The last thing Eren remembers before blacking out, a Titan had bitten off his arm and leg and was getting ready to eat him alive. Much to his surprise he wakes up without a scratch on him, with a crowd of angry soldiers screaming for his blood. What strange new power has he awakened, and what will happen when the boy devoted to destroying the Titans becomes one himself?
Includes special extras after the story!

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21. A Running Contrast: Pre and Post Workout

Nervous…trepidation…EXCITEMENT.
…pushing out doubts, finding your STRENGTH, finding your center.

Confidence. Remember you’ve DONE this before, draw on the memories of HARD workouts.
“You survived then, you’ll push through the pain today.”

Collect. Relax.
“Can we just START this thing already?!?!”

pre post workout runners

#nailedit
#endorphins
#confident

Funny the difference a mere workout makes.

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Nervous energy before workouts and races are NORMAL…they actually help boost your performance if you use them right. Posts on NERVES HERE

Posts on finding your CONFIDENCE

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1) Give one adjective of how you felt before your last workout.
2) Give one adjective on how you felt after that same workout.
3) What is one of the last things you do or say to yourself before a hard workout or race?

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22. The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Dean Haspiel Interview Special

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald.

In this week’s interview special, Publisher’s Weekly’s Calvin Reid interviews indie comics master Dean Haspiel about his beginnings as well as his latest work, including The Fox from Archie Comics and Fear, My Dear: A Billy Dogma Experience from new publisher Z2 Comics. Haspiel, known for his work on such books as “The Quitter” with Harvey Pekar and “The Alcoholic” with Jonathan Ames is also a co-founder of the web comics collective Act-I-Vate. All that and more on PW Comics World’s More To Come podcast.

Listen to this episode in streaming here, download it direct here and catch up with our previous podcasts on the PublishersWeekly website, or subscribe to More To Come on iTunes

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23. ANXIETY: Regularity


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24. Hilda and the Bird Parade

Getting used to life in the big city is proving difficult for Hilda. The diminutive explorer is still missing the enchanted valleys and magical friends that surrounded her home in the fjords. But tonight is somehow different; tonight is the night of the mysterious Bird Parade.

Finding herself lost on the streets of Trolberg, Hilda befriends a talking raven. Together they encounter all manner of bizarre creatures from outcast Trolls to ferocious Salt Lions and deadly Rat Kings—maybe the city isn’t so boring after all.

As the pair try to find their way home, it becomes clear that the amnesiac raven has an important mission to attend to . . . if only he could remember what it was.

This beautiful book with its embossed cloth spine and eye-popping spot varnish is sure to delight children and adults across the country.

Luke Pearson, author of Hildafolk, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, and Everything We Miss has fast become one of the leading talents of the United Kingdom comics scene, garnering rave reviews from the prestigious Times and Observer newspapers and winning the Young People’s Comic Award at the 2012 British Comic Awards for Hilda and the Midnight Giant.

If you order this book via this link, you will help support my site. Many thanks! Get it on Amazon: Hilda and the Bird Parade (Hildafolk)

 

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Series: Hildafolk
  • Hardcover: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Flying Eye Books (April 2, 2013)

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25. Call for Submissions: E.T.A.

E.T.A. is a literary journal run by undergraduate students seeking submissions for its debut issue. E.T.A. seeks to publish original works of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art, dramatic literature, aphorisms, orchestral compositions, screenplays, Viewmaster slides, comics, or truly anything you can conceive. We’re looking for works that go beyond the silver lining and interrupt the normal fluctuations of the every day. E.T.A. strives to publish works that embody the idea of movement, both physical and mental. Lead us down a path we aren’t expecting; make us want to crawl out our windows and wander by foot along a foreign highway, amble about the roads of our minds, or just make us step outside to see the stars.

Submission guidelines for writers:

No more than six submissions per person.
Fiction /Dramatic literature/screenplay
No more than 15 pages or 5000 words, double spaced with one inch margins and a readable font. (Do not feel dissuaded from submitting flash-fiction, or any other such short creative works.)
Poetry
Readable font. No more than 5 poems per author.
Please submit by March 25, 2014 electronically to:

ETAJournalATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

or our P.O. Box:

Brandi Reissenweber, English Department
ETA Submission
Illinois Wesleyan University
P.O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702

If you have questions or ideas for other submission formats or styles, please contact us at:

ETAJournalATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .),

and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.

See our Facebook page for more information.

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