Welcome to the Dark Horse Newsletter!

Things have been pretty exciting here for us at Dark Horse headquarters with the tremendous success of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 and 300. Our first printing of Buffy completely sold out during its first week and the second printing of #1 is shipping this week! Suffice to say, we're very happy about the success of Buffy, and grateful to everyone involved, especially Joss, for creating this unique chance to continue such a cool piece of pop culture right here in this fantastic medium. Here's to Joss, to Buffy, to all the retailers, and especially to the fans!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #1 (Second Printing)

And in case you haven't noticed, there is this little movie called 300 that took the box office by storm! A big round of applause to Frank Miller, Lynn Varley, Zack Snyder, Gerard Butler, and Warner Brothers for the fantastic debut of 300. Plus, just last week the 300 graphic novel by Miller and Varley came in at #1 as the best-selling graphic novel in the nation!!!! Make sure to read our DH.com exclusive interview with 300 director, Zack Snyder, and to enter our Pony Express freebie contest.

300 HC - nick & dent

And there's no time for us to rest, as April sees the long-awaited return of everyone's favorite red guy, Hellboy, in Hellboy: Darkness Calls #1. See you next month!

Hellboy: Darkness Calls #1

-Sir Editrix, Pony Express Editor
(e-mail your comments to sireditrix@darkhorse.com)

Exclusive Interview: Joss Whedon

We recently had a chance to speak with Buffy creator and Buffy Season 8 writer, Joss Whedon about comics, halloween costumes, Giant Dawn, shin muscles, and more. Just click here to read the interview.

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* DH photos from NY Comic Con and San Francisco's WonderCon. Plus, make sure to check out our video interviews featuring Rex Mundi creator Arvid Nelson and Fear Agent creator Rick Remender. Click here to check 'em out!

* If you haven't already, make sure to become one of Dark Horse's friends on MySpace! You can see the Dark Horse MySpace page here.

* Check out our Making of a Comic feature: Rex Mundi #4.

Rex Mundi #4

* They inspired fear in us all . . . He taught them the meaning of the word. Fear Agent #1 will be on the shelves shortly. In the meantime, read the four-page preview here.

Fear Agent #1

* Pathfinder the motion picture hits theaters April 13th. Visit the official Pathfinder site here. Plus check out the Pathfinder graphic novel, available now!

Pathfinder TPB

* Mark your calendars, as Saturday, May 5th marks Free Comic Book Day 2007. Just what is FCBD? Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world are giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Check out Dark Horse's offering which includes My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way's The Umbrella Academy, Zero Killer, by Rex Mundi creator Arvid Nelson and Matt Camp (Shadows), and Pantheon City, written by Ron Marz (Samurai: Heaven and Earth) and drawn by Clement Sauve (Stormwatch). Dark Horse's Free Comic Book Day issue features cover art by James Jean.

Comic Feedbag Comics Feedbag

The destruction of Buffy's hometown, plus covert and powerful slayer "cells" around the world, add up to a new label for the Scoobies: terrorist threat. The smash-selling series continues in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #2.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #2

B.P.R.D.: Garden of Souls #2

Emily the Strange #4: The Rock Issue

Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor #7

Book Barn Book Barn

Available for the first time in hardcover, Dark Horse presents the book that brought one of the most popular alternative comics characters to life and marked the auspicious arrival of one of the greatest visionaries of modern comics! Check out Grendel: Devil by the Deed.

Grendel: Devil By the Deed HC
Oh My Goddess! Volume 26

Alice in Sunderland HC

Vampire Hunter D Volume 7: Mysterious Journey to the North Sea, Part One

Product Parade Product Parade

Say hello to your new lord and master, Skullboy! If he's not home from elementary school yet, be sure to pick up a handy pager. You will be called upon when needed. Dark Horse Deluxe proudly presents this very realistic vinyl version of the nefarious and temperamental Skullboy.

Skullboy Vinyl Figure

Monster Theater PVC Set 1

Hellboy Animated Mini-Bust: Hellboy

Classic Peanuts Character #5: Pigpen