One of the bigger bits of news coming from Dark Horse is that there are new Star Wars comics coming in 2011. The company sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for all the titles arriving in January.


On sale Dec 29
5″ tall figure, hardcover book

J. P. Kalonji wields a clean, street-informed style to deliver a tale that glistens with blood and drama, yet is ultimately uplifting. Nearly four hundred pages long, this graphic novel employs full-page panels to tell the story of an Edo-era swordsman’s quest for survival and enlightenment.

The Dark Horse collection of this work has been one of our most well received.

Now we present a deluxe package that includes the text of this edition of the graphic novel (nearly 400 pages) in French. The package includes a separate translation booklet, which presents the text in six different languages: English, French, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish. Also included is the 5″ figure, fourteen art postcards by Kalonji, and an assortment of twelve art stickers.

From the pages of Hellboy!

B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH—GODS #1 (of 3)

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

On sale Jan 12
FC, 32 pages

As Texas goes to Hell, a group of homeless outcasts—led by a young woman who appears to have second sight—evade volcanic eruptions, mass hysteria, and man-eating monsters. When the B.P.R.D. take notice of this, the results turn out to be deadly.
Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, and drawn by Eisner Award–winning artist Guy Davis, B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth—Gods is the first arc of the pivotal Gods and Monsters saga.

• A B.P.R.D. arc unlike any other, jumping around in time, and introducing important new characters!

“Whatever happens in the future if the art and writing for B.P.R.D. stay this good I’m in!!” —GeekWeek

Final issue!


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

On sale Jan 5
FC, 40 pages

Season Eight has at last brought Buffy the long way home, and betrayal comes in the shape of the closest, most unexpected individual of all. Reeling from their losses, the Scoobies will never be the same again.

Series creator Joss Whedon and series artist Georges Jeanty bring you the biggest Buffy finale ever!

• Eisner Award-winning series!


Alan Zelenetz (W), Doug Moench (W), Bruce Jones (W), April Campbell (W), John Buscema (A), John Bolton (A/C), and others

On sale Mar 9
FC, 216 pages
TPB, 7″ x 10″

When Kull the Conqueror was relaunched in 1982, the finest fantasy artists and writers were assembled to bring all of Kull’s barbaric rage to a new generation of fans! The legendary John Buscema and John Bolton lend their pencils to acclaimed writers Bruce Jones and Doug Moench’s epic tales of precataclysm warfare and political intrigue. This volume collects four giant, forty-eight-page Kull stories, including “Eye of the Tigress,” about an ambitious warrior woman with a tiger’s strength and ties to Kull’s past; “The Blood of Kings,” which tells of an Atlantean invasion of Valusian soil, and more!
• The Chronicles of Kull Volume 4: The Blood of Kings and Other Stories reprints Kull the Conqueror Volume 2 #1 and #2, and Kull the Conqueror Volume 3 #1 and #2 with their original colors digitally remastered and restored!

• Features the writing of the comic-book superstars Doug Moench and Bruce Jones.

• Art by the legendary John Buscema and John Bolton!


On sale Apr 27

5″ tall
Limited to 550 numbered pieces
Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet

Archie first appeared in Pep Comics #22 in 1941, followed closely by his own comic- book series. The year 2011 marks the seventieth anniversary of Archie, and with Dark Horse poised to begin releasing the Archie Firsts, we are proud to give the Archie family our signature Syroco-style treatment.

The fourth character statuette in our series of five is Jughead. The offbeat, eccentric pal of Archie, Jughead is self-confident and never worries about what others think of the way he acts or dresses. Jughead is seen by some as an outcast, because he doesn’t follow the pack. However, his true friends, Archie and Betty, understand him and love him for who he is.


Jerry Robinson (W), Walt Kelly (A), Winsor McCay (A), Milt Caniff (A), Hal Foster (A), and others

On sale Mar 23
FC, 400 pages
HC, 9″ x 12″

From Jerry Robinson, legendary creator of the Joker, seventy-year veteran of the comics industry, and prominent figure in monthly books, daily strips, and comics journalism, comes a comprehensive history of the truly American art form! The Comics is a fully reworked and updated edition of the 1974 classic that chronicles the origins and evolution of comic strips, from prior to the Yellow Kid through today, and highlights the game-changing contributions of such creative luminaries as Milton Caniff, Walt Kelly, Hal Foster, and Winsor McCay, among countless others. A fascinating resource of enduring excellence for fans of the art form, historians, and casual readers alike, this edition has been extensively revisited by Robinson and tells the stories behind the newsprint page.

• The Comics is an authoritative history of the medium from living legend Jerry Robinson!

• Other books by Jerry Robinson include the biography Skippy and Percy Crosby and The 1970s: Best Political Cartoons of the Decade.

From Jerry Robinson, legendary creator of the Joker!


Roy Thomas (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), John Lucas (I), Dave Stewart (C), and Doug Wheatley (Cover)

On sale Jan 19
FC, 32 pages

Being a warrior on the road of kings will only get you so far; you’ll also need plenty of gold to keep you going. Luckily, Conan is skilled at separating the wealthy from their spare treasure! But when he discovers a pit of gold, he may have met his match in the form of a tentacled horror intent on killing any intruders! Written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Mike Hawthorne and John Lucas, part 2 of Conan: Road of Kings is a thrill ride Conan fans won’t want to miss!

• Roy Thomas’s return to the Conan monthly!

• Conan: Road of Kings is the lead title in Dark Horse’s ongoing Robert E. Howard campaign.


Various (W/A)

On sale Mar 16
b&w, 256 pages
HC, 7″ x 10″

The latest volume in Dark Horse’s award-winning Creepy Archives hardcover run will shake, rattle, and obliterate your sanity, as the stories from issues #42-#45 of Warren Publishing’s landmark horror series arrive as perfect antidotes to seasonal melancholy. In the early 1970s, comic-book legends like Bruce Jones, Gardner Fox, Richard Corben, Dave Cockrum, and Mike Ploog conspired to bring readers wonderfully mixed anthologies of terror and suspense! This volume also features a cover by celebrated fantasy and horror illustrator Sanjulian and a brand-new foreword by comic-book historian and writer Richard Arndt.

• Each volume of Creepy Archives includes all the fan pages, features, and bonus materials found in the original Creepy magazines!

• Eisner Award-winning series.

• New York Times graphic-novel bestseller.

• Features work from comic book legends like Richard Corben, Bruce Jones, and Sanjulian.


Paul S. Newman (W), Frank Bolle (A), and George Wilson (A)

On sale Mar 23
FC, 216 pages
TPB, 7″ x 10″

Physicist Phillip Solar survives a nuclear accident that forever changes his life by transforming the very molecules in his body! Absorbing a dangerous amount of atomic radiation, Doctor Solar finds himself endowed with incredible powers over matter and energy. In the classic 1960s stories created by Paul S. Newman and Frank Bolle and reprinted in this volume, Solar finds his mysterious powers changing and evolving, faces threats to those close to him, and continues to fight the deadly, world-threatening machinations of the archcriminal Nuro! When dangers and disasters threaten the innocent, Doctor Solar flies into action!

• This volume collects issues #8 to #14 of the original 1960s comic-book series Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom, including all original series covers, a bonus “Science of Solar” section, and retouched interiors.

• One of Dark Horse’s first archival collections—now available in an affordable softcover edition!

• Foreword by modern Doctor Solar writer Jim Shooter!


On sale Mar 9

128 pages, 6″ x 9″

Our latest and greatest Domo Journal features Domo shredding on his new guitar. Think that you can rock as hard as Domo? It is highly doubtful, but your friend Domo is always easy to share your deepest thoughts, your to-do list, or best sketches with.

Completely fascinating. —Warren Ellis


Carla Speed McNeil (W/A)

On sale Mar 16
b&w, 616 pages
TPB, 6” x 9”

Lose yourself in a world beyond your wildest dreams…

Since 1996, Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters. Now, Dark Horse is proud to present the first four story arcs of Carla Speed McNeil’s groundbreaking series in a single, affordably priced volume!

Follow enigmatic hero Jaeger through a “glorious, catholic pileup of high-tech SF, fannish fantasy, and street-level culture clash” (Village Voice), and discover the lush world and compelling characters that have carved Finder a permanent place in the pantheon of independent comics.

• This first of two Finder Library volumes collects the multiple Eisner Award–nominated story arcs Sin Eater, King of Cats, and fan-favorite Talisman.

• Introduction by Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics).


Hiroya Oku (W/A)

On sale Mar 16
b&w, 224 pages
TPB, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/16″

It’s hard to tell who the heroes and villains are in Gantz these days. Some members of the alien-hunting team are trying to kill protagonist Kei’s girlfriend, and it’s possible he might not be able to stop them! Plus, Kei finds out about a very powerful secret related to his achieving the one-hundred-point goal.

A popular series across many mediums in Japan, Gantz began and continues as a best-selling manga, and it’s just getting hotter overseas. A live-action film is due out in 2011, and we here at Dark Horse expect the Gantz craze to continue its rise in popularity.

• A successful and wildly popular anime by Gonzo studio.

• New live-action film slated to debut in Japan in 2011.


John Stanley (W/A) and Irving Tripp (A)

On sale Mar 23
b&w, 712 pages
TPB, 6” x 9”

Using the original Saturday Evening Post gag panels as a jumping-off point, John Stanley created an entire world around mischievous Lulu Moppet. With a cast of characters each as individual and charming as Lulu herself, and with an endless reserve of new twists on his simple setup, Stanley made Little Lulu into one of the all-time classics of American comics!

This volume sees Stanley and artistic collaborator Irving Tripp continue taking their work to new levels, making each of the fifteen complete issues collected inside sharper and funnier than the last. Whether Lulu is making trouble with her friend Annie, spinning tales to quiet her neighbor Alvin, or in a battle of wits with Tubby, Stanley and Tripp provide a bellyful of laughs every time!

• Collects three out-of-print Dark Horse volumes into one affordable collection!

• Over 700 pages—fifteen complete comic books!

“Little Lulu should not be missed by anyone of any age who enjoys classic cartoon comedy.” —


Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Scott Hampton (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Jan 5
FC, 32 pages

While chasing a giant bat through the forest, Hellboy meets an old man with insider knowledge of the coming vampire apocalypse.

For the first time, Mike Mignola teams up with artist Scott Hampton (Batman, The Books of Magic) for this gothic tale.

• First collaboration between Mike Mignola and Scott Hampton.

• Classic vampire horror!


On sale Dec 22

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy
Hellboy: Enigma
Hellboy: Library
Tim Burton: Pin Cushion Queen
Tim Burton: Toxic Boy and Stain Boy
The Umbrella Academy: Vanya

Dark Horse and GelaSkins bring you the latest in the world of technology decoration: the iPhone 4 GelaSkin. We’ve taken our six most popular designs (currently offered in iphone, 13″ laptop, and 15″ laptop) and added the most in-demand style: iPhone 4.

Now you can carry your iPhone in style and show your love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, The Umbrella Academy, or Tim Burton.


Marv Wolfman (W), Chris Claremont (W), Gil Kane (P), Walt Simonson (P), Frank Miller (P), Sal Buscema (P), and others

On sale Mar 2
b&w, 632 pages
TPB, 7″ x 10″

The greatest hero of two worlds, spacefaring adventurer John Carter of Mars, returns! Marvel at these classic tales of danger and daring as John Carter battles deadly opponents, warring civilizations, and a host of Barsoomian beasts, and see for yourself why Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter has been one of fandom’s favorite sci-fi characters for nine decades!

• Featuring comics legends Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont, Gil Kane, Frank Miller, and many more.

• This volume includes all twenty-eight issues of John Carter: Warlord of Mars plus all three annuals, collected for the first time!


David Lapham (W), Gabriel Guzman (P), Mariano Taibo (I), Dan Jackson (C), Tom Fleming (Cover), and Fabio Cobiaco (Cover)

On sale Jan 26
FC, 32 pages

The brutal Sea Mountain Tribe have not forgotten the day that Kull violated their traditions and disgraced Atlantis in the eyes of their gods, and they will not rest until his bones have been picked clean by the carrion of the jungle!

The all-star team of writer David Lapham (Stray Bullets) and penciler Gabriel Guzman (Predators) grants no reprieve for Kull as he’s chased through the beautiful and perilous jungle foliage and precarious snow-capped mountains of his former home—Atlantis!

• From Stray Bullets creator David Lapham!


On sale Apr

Coffee Mug
11 oz. mug

Sticky Note Book
Six sticky note designs

Metal Case
3″ x 4″

We’ve all seen a retro picture juxtaposed with a modern caption, but few have done it as effectively as the comics industry’s own John Lustig with his Last Kiss panel.

First seen in the pages of Comics Buyer’s Guide, this material is as giftware-friendly as anything we’ve seen.

Great for comics fans and as general gift items, we invite you to wax witty with John and his cartoon cohorts. If you want a little attitude with your accoutrements, you needn’t look any further.

An essential part of the Let Me In experience!


Marc Andreyko (W), Patric Reynolds (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Sean Phillips (Cover)

On sale Jan 12
FC, 32 pages

A vampire’s life is a difficult and dangerous business, and it’s hard to get by without trusted allies who can clean up after your dirty work. But Abby’s long-suffering companion is reaching his breaking point, and resentment and jealousy will tear them apart—if the men who are coming after them don’t destroy them first.

• The official prelude to the highly anticipated horror film Let Me In!

• Each issue will feature two covers: a regular cover and a foil-enhanced photo variant cover!


Jim Shooter (W), Bill Reinhold (A), Jesse Delperdang (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and
Raymond Swanland (Cover)

On sale Jan 26
FC, 40 pages

The year is 4000 CE, twenty-one years since the first uprising of sapient Q-ROBs was crushed. A new rebel leader has arisen—Jocko, a Q-ROB engineer with a burning vendetta against Magnus and especially Leeja Clane.

• Magnus has been popular among several generations of comics readers.

• Reimagined by comics legend Jim Shooter.

• The never-before-revealed origin story of Magnus’s mentor and adoptive father—robot 1-A, the first Robot Fighter!

The science-fiction hit of the year is back!


Mac Walters (W), John Jackson Miller (W), Omar Francia (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), Massimo Carnevale (Cover), and Joe Quinones (Cover)

On sale Jan 19
FC, 32 pages

Mass Effect 2 Lead Writer Mac Walters reveals the origin of our galaxy’s most mysterious powerbroker—The Illusive Man!

With co-writer John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) and artist Omar Francia (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2), Walters chronicles humanity’s first deadly days on the galactic stage and uncovers the pivotal role The Illusive Man played in it all! Available only in comics, this essential piece of Mass Effect canon offers new insights for existing fans, while the focus on humanity’s first steps into the wider Mass Effect universe provides a riveting story of action and intrigue for sci-fi readers of all stripes!

• The secret origin of the Illusive Man!

• The world’s most acclaimed sci-fi video-game series returns to comics!

• Mass Effect 2 sold two million copies in its first week and earned a 96 percent score on Metacritic, the industry-watched review aggregator.


Mingming (W/A)

On sale Mar 30
b&w, 184 pages
TPB, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

Accompanied by his high-strung “frenemy” Asuka Langley, Shinji sets out to locate Misato Katsuragi. On a journey through the underground tunnel beneath the school abbey, Shinji sees something that shouldn’t–couldn’t—exist! Suddenly, before his eyes, the sinister role played by Shinji’s father Gendo in the whole conspiracy becomes shockingly clear!

• A new take on the internationally successful Neon Genesis Evangelion mythos from creator Mingming!

• Interest in the Evangelion series is reaching new heights with the theatrical release of the Rebuild of Evangelion movies.

• Each volume contains gorgeous color artwork, creator notes, and your fan mail!


Osamu Takahashi (W/A)

On sale Mar 9
b&w, 184 pages
TPB, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

Take me out to the brawl game! Gendo’s latest scheme for fatherly bonding should have seen another draft before putting baseball bats in the hands of his employees. Then, a mysterious hack into the MAGI system brings out all the brilliant mothers in force: not only Shinji’s and Asuka’s, but also the system’s creator . . . Ritsuko’s mom, Naoko Akagi!

• Includes your fan art, letters, and special giveaways!

• Bonus color pages begin each volume.

• Interest in the Evangelion series is reaching new heights with the theatrical release of the Rebuild of Evangelion movies.

New series starring Vader!


Haden Blackman (W), Rick Leonardi (P), Dan Green (I), Wes Dzioba (C), Tsuneo Sanda (Cover), and Douglas Wheatley (Cover)

On sale Jan 26
FC, 40 pages

Still haunted by the events in Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader must set aside his past and put his future on hold for a mission to the mysterious Ghost Nebula to locate—and if possible, rescue—a missing Imperial expeditionary force.

But what seems a perfect opportunity to lose himself in his duty is complicated by two factors: he is paired with a willful yet highly competent co-commander, and the officer they are being sent to locate is the son of Vader’s rising nemesis, Moff Tarkin.

• All-new series starring Vader, the darkest lord of the Sith!

• The first of twelve twenty-fifth anniversary covers. Collect them all!


Tom Taylor (W), Colin Wilson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)

On sale Dec 15
FC, 40 pages

The rescues have all been attempted, and the rescuers—Finn Galfridian and his sister Kaye—have learned fateful lessons about the Yuuzhan Vong invaders.

But Finn has also learned a secret about his mother and received clues about the mystery surrounding him. Finn knows that someday he must go back to the fight to free his homeworld from the invaders, as well as return to Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy and complete his Jedi training. But first he has a mission that he must complete in order to complete himself . . .

• A new era in Star Wars comics!

• Set within the time frame of the New Jedi Order novels from Del Rey!


John Jackson Miller (W), Ivan Rodriguez (P), Belardino Brabo (I), Marcio Loezer (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Joe Quinones (Cover)

On sale Jan 12
FC, 40 pages

Jedi Kerra Holt prevented the destruction of the mining colony of Chelloa . . . but she also began a Sith-on-Sith war, and the colony is in the middle!

Complete annihilation has not come to the planet of Chelloa by the hand of Sith Lord Odion, but a war between him and his rival brother, Lord Daiman, might not leave much of the planet for either of them to rule. It’s up to Kerra to find the advantage in the rivalry between the two Sith.

• John Jackson Miller is also writing a Knight Errant novel for Del Rey starring Kerra Holt.

• Read about Kerra Holt here first in Dark Horse comics!

Changing the face of the galaxy as you know it!


John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P/Cover), Dan Parsons (I), and Brad Anderson (C)

On sale Jan 26
FC, 40 pages

It’s all-out war as the Sith Empire unleashes its forces—and its secret weapons—on the rest of the galaxy. As Emperor-in-Exile Roan Fel loses ground against the Sith, he plots to use the enemy’s own devices against them—regardless of the cost in innocent lives.

Meanwhile, Cade Skywalker has a plan to draw out Darth Krayt for a showdown, a Sith spy within Fel’s ranks is revealed, and Fel’s own spy meets her fate!

• The final chapter of Legacy continues!

Set in the newest corner of the Star Wars galaxy!


Alexander Freed (W), Dave Ross (P), Mark McKenna (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)

On sale Mar 2
FC, 96 pages
TPB, 7″ x 10″

After hundreds of years, the Sith Empire has returned to the galaxy, determined to crush the Republic that sent them into exile. For young Sith Teneb Kel, it is his only chance to rise above his lowly beginnings as a slave and prove his worth to the Dark Council. Yet their mission for him is unexpected. He will not hunt Jedi, but rather a fellow Sith—the Emperor’s apprentice!

The release of The Old Republic promises to be a Star Wars event of the highest order, a game-changing moment that will mobilize legions of fans to explore a never-before-seen piece of the Star Wars mythology!

• Introduces major events and characters from LucasArts and BioWare’s massive multiplayer online game!

• Written by Alexander Freed, a senior writer behind the game!


Gaylord DuBois (W) and Jesse Marsh (A)

On sale Mar 2
FC, 224 pages
HC, 7″ x 10″

The collections of this landmark golden age series continue!

In this volume, Tarzan befriends the peace-loving “stork men” of the Great Swamp and fends off the area’s fierce, lizard-riding cannibals while keeping the precarious situation between rival cities New Cathne and New Athne calm. Featuring such recurring characters as Chief Buto, the brave Waziri warriors, Dr. Mervin and his daughter Yolanda, and Jane and Boy, these issues also include appearances from Argus, Goliath, Jo-rah, D’Arnot, and the lost Roman legion, and introduce a man-eating tree, Africa’s fearsome “spotted death,” and the giant otters Nip and Tuck!

• Reprinting Dell’s Tarzan #39-#43, from 1952 and 1953, for the first time.

• A New York Times bestselling series!

Alone against the Aztec horde!


Jim Shooter (W), Eduardo Francisco (A), José Villarrubia (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)

On sale Jan 5
FC, 40 pages

They cut out your still-beating heart and offer it up to the gods before your dying eyes to keep the sun rising. Thus do the Aztecs serve their faith. The Shorn Ones—the deadliest, most fearless warriors ever to walk the Earth—drag Turok’s young friend Andar and the beautiful Aasta to the sacrificial altar, where Maxtla, the Aztec god-king, raises the obsidian dagger. Only Turok can save them—one man alone against a thousand!

• Turok, Son of Stone is one of comics’ truly iconic characters, popular for half a century.

• Industry legend Jim Shooter returns to the character he redefined in the 1990s to overwhelming sales and critical success.

• Inspired the wildly popular Turok, Dinosaur Hunter game and Turok, Son of Stone animated feature.


Danny McBride (W), Jeff Fradley (W), Sean Phillips (P/Cover), and Paul Peart (I)

On sale Mar 2
FC, 48 pages

Danny McBride writes the prequel to the upcoming blockbuster from Universal, Your Highness! Prince Fabious is the pride of his kingdom—his exploits are the stuff of legend. To keep the kingdom of Mourne safe from the vicious wizard Leezar’s minions he will have to slay a rampaging Cyclops, which has already destroyed a village! In the meantime, Prince Thadeous, Fabious’ brother, and royal embarrassment, embarks on a diplomatic mission to the Dwarf Kingdom. All he needs to secure peace with the dwarves is obtain a simple signature. But when Thadeous decides to partake in the Dwarf Kingdom’s kind herb and show them who the life of the party is, he may be the spark that sets off a war and be its first casualty!

• These stories lead directly up to the events at the beginning of Your Highness, the movie!

• From the extraordinarily funny minds of Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down) and Jeff Fradley (The Foot Fist Way)!

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