Previews of Dark Horse Comics that will be published in November 2006, by Ralf Haring.

Written and art by Shirow Masamune.
World War Three is over, but for nomad soldier Deunan Knute and her
cyborg lover, Briareos, the greatest challenge lies ahead, not in the
abandoned cities and DMZs of a post-war battlefield, but on the
streets of a new "utopia." Shirow Masamune's visionary Appleseed is
widely regarded not only as one of the linchpin works of graphic
fiction, but one of the most influential science-fiction stories in
recent memory, culminating in the astonishing 2005 animated
adaptation. Appleseed Hypernotes, never before collected in America,
features an over 80-plus-page Appleseed tale, plus reams of detailed
information and art of the characters, machines, and weapons of
Appleseed, presented in a non-Westernized, right-to-left reading
format, as originally published in Japan. Contains Appleseed stories
from Super Manga Blast! #25-39.
160 pages, black and white, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 4.

Written by Drew Melbourne, penciled by Yvel Guichet, inked by Joe
Rubinstein and colored by Rick Hiltbrunner.
Thick-headed Ethan has no idea that his roommate, Vincent, is the
megalomaniacal Underlord. Self-absorbed Vincent has no clue that Ethan
is the stellar-powered Star Fighter. As hero and villain, they're
mortal enemies, but as roommates, they really hate each other. Join
comicdom's ultimate odd couple as they fight to keep their secrets
secret and learn to live together in peace. Plus: an origin, a
power-up, a team-up, a break-up, a breakdown, a betrayal, a helpful
fashion tip, sex, violence, vandalism, death, some jokes, young love,
a whole lot of lies, and epiphanies all around. (Though not in that
128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Jan.31.

What does it mean to turn one of the great graphic novels of our time
into a major motion picture?
In 1998, Frank Miller shook the comics world with his groundbreaking
series 300. Marking Miller's first collaboration with watercolor
artist Lynn Varley (Ronin, The Dark Knight Returns) in over a decade,
300 was a gritty reimagining of a battle in which three hundred
Spartan soldiers fought to hold back the entire Persian army.
The Art of Making 300 takes you behind the scenes as director Zack
Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) adapts 300 to the silver screen. With two
hundred pages of production photos, concept art, and much, much more,
300: The Art of the Movie is sure to delight Miller fans and movie
buffs alike.
200 pages, $24.95, in stores on Jan. 17.

Written and art by Kentaro Miura.
From his days as a young mercenary to his time as captain of the Band
of the Hawks' Raiders, Guts' life has been defined by his ability to
fight and his will to win. Now cursed with the Brand of Sacrifice -- a
sigil that will forever mark him as prey for the damned -- and with
his companions dead, his lover's mind destroyed, and his one-time
commander and friend reborn as a malevolent demon lord, it seems that
more than ever Guts must rely upon his instinct to survive. But Hell
has many faces, and when what appears to be an innocent country
village proves to be a den of tragic secrets, the horror of a fairy
tale perverted by pain and hate may prove to be more than Guts can
Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is a streaking manga fireball, an
epic riot of galvanic action, grotesque horror, and grim humor with an
army of fanatic loyalists ready to convert unbelievers or drive them
screaming into the wilderness. Speak, hands, for me!
240 pages, black andwhite, $13.95, in stores on Jan. 24.

Written and art by Hiroaki Samura.
"The Sparrow Net," part 2 of 4. More surprise reunions, as Döa and
Isaku run into some high-strung acquaintances on the streets of Edo.
Isaku reveals that he's got more going for him than long legs and
pretty eyes, and Döa shows that there's more under her hat than a
stubborn mind. An action-packed exercise in survival ensues, leaving
Rin dumbstruck. Hiroaki Samura's hilarious "Biography" text piece
continues, with exclusive pinupsan added bonus found only in this
monthly series. This issue also features Stan Shaw's third back cover
illustration that will link up with other Blade of the Immortal covers
to form an exciting, extended image!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 8.

Written and art by Hiroaki Samura.
As Rin frets over her bodyguard Manji's disappearance, she is
surprised by the arrival of two traveling warriors, the feisty,
headstrong Döa Yoshino and her huge, brutish companion, Isaku
Yasono-ökami. Rin quickly regrets her decision to let this strange
couple stay with her, but her detective work takes priority when she
returns to the stronghold of Habaki Kagamura to search for Manji.
Meanwhile, Kagimura's medical examiners begin to test the seemingly
immortal Manji, who is imprisoned, chained, and a very unwilling toy
in their merciless hands!
200 pages, black and white, $16.95, in stores on Dec. 20.

[Getting this.]

Written and art by Steve Morris.
A desperate young man breaks into a house and finds its owner awake
inside; a school teacher returns from a tropical vacation carrying a
disturbing secret; a girl's playground bullying triggers a horrifying
event -- three separate stories inextricably linked by forces beyond
the awareness of their participants.
The winner of Dark Horse's 2004 New Recruits contest, Blessed Thistle
heralds the debut of an unsettling new voice in graphic fiction, Steve
Morris. Relentless in its questioning, unflinching in its answers,
this thinking-man's thriller delves into the heart of suburbia and
reveals it to be very dark indeed. Scary and surprising, unexpected
and unpretentious, this original graphic novel sheds a terrifying
light on a few ordinary people and the simple decisions that change
their lives forever.
88 pages, $9.95, in stores on Jan. 31.

Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, art by Guy Davis, colors by
Dave Stewart, cover by Mignola.
After the catastrophic encounter with the monster-god Katha-Hem, Dr.
Kate Corrigan travels to rural France in search of an ancient text
that might undo the death of Roger. Back at the Bureau for Paranormal
Research and Defense, Captain Daimio tells the story of his own death,
Johann Kraus confesses a bizarre love triangle arising from one of his
séances, Abe recalls a mission with Hellboy during his early days at
the B.P.R.D., and Liz reveals a weird tale of the family members she
killed while discovering her firestarter powers.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, with artist Guy Davis and co-writer John
Arcudi, unravel a story that will determine the future of the
B.P.R.D., while revealing key secrets about their past. This
collection includes a sketchbook section that captures Guy Davis's
development of the terrors unveiled in The Universal Machine.
Collecting the five-issue miniseries.
144 pages, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 17.

[The Black Flame was excellent. I am enjoying these BPRD stores by
Mignola, Arcudi, and Davis very much indeed. Must buy.]

Charles Schulz's Peanuts has won acclaim as one of the most popular
comic strips of all time. Dark Horse Deluxe is joining in the fun by
creating a special series of limited-edition statues of vintage
Peanuts characters.
Inspired by ³syroco² sculptures that were popular in the 1930s and
40s, the ten new statuettes from Dark Horse are designed and
manufactured in a style consistent with the earlier figures. Last
month we offered the first statue in the series, Charlie Brown, and
this month we feature the second statue -- bossy, crabby and selfish
Lucy Van Pelt. Produced in a limited edition of hand-numbered copies,
the figure is fully painted and ready to display. Linus will be the
third release, followed by the rest of the gang in a pattern of
monthly releases.
5" tall, limited to 1,200 pieces, includes booklet and button, $39.95,
in stores on Dec. 13.

Written by Timothy Truman, penciled by Cary Nord, colored by Dave
Stewart, cover by Tony Harris.
Deep in the Zamorian hills, a savage tribe of inbred man-beasts has
captured Conan and the beautiful Jiara. Into a dank hall carved from
the rocky earth the Cimmerian and his buxom companion must descend to
please and entertain the lord of these twisted half-breeds -- the
abominable Spider King! A monstrous climax to this two-part tale, with
bloody consequences for all, told in the Robert E. Howard tradition by
the celebrated storytellers Timothy Truman, Cary Nord, and Dave
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 15.

Written by Joe R. Lansdale, art by Timothy Truman, colored by Dave
The mad genius of horror and western fiction, writer Joe R. Lansdale,
and the twisted visionary artist Timothy Truman bring their unholy
alliance to its blood-spattered conclusion with a final issue sure to
send shivers down the spines of even the most hardcore Conan fans! An
otherworldly abomination shall rend the veil dividing Conan's world
from unspeakable terrors beyond as a black-hearted sorcerer's lust for
power unleashes an evil that surpasses his control or reckoning. Only
the cool head and cold steel of the Cimmerian can save all creation
from the slimy, smothering damnation of this unnamable horror.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 29.

Dark Horse asked the legendary swordsmiths at Marto, in Toledo, Spain,
to design a metal emblem capturing the essence of the Robert E. Howard
barbarian. They crafted a unique skull-adorned version of the logo.
These have been reproduced, and will be affixed by Zippo at their
factory using a unique process that permanently adheres the 3-D emblem
to the lighter. Additionally, each lighter will have a serial number
engraved right into the lighter, and only 1,000 pieces are being
produced for worldwide distribution. This is a genuine Zippo Lighter,
made in the USA and guaranteed for a lifetime. Each one comes packaged
in a tin box, which is enclosed in a custom-printed cardboard sleeve.
Limited to 1,000 pieces, $39.99, in stores on Sept. 13.

Written and art by Shirow Masamune.
Welcome to the future, where the norms are vast bio-constructed
cities, air toxic enough to force citizens to wear oxygen masks, and
crime so severe that the cops drive tanks! When a mysterious winged
girl with the power to cleanse the poisoned air is kidnapped by the
villainous Buaku, police mini-tank commander Leona Ozaki, her tank
Bonaparte, and her lovesick partner Al must confront the arch-criminal
and his catgirl molls -- the beautiful and deadly Annapuma and Unipuma
-- before Buaku's master plan kicks into gear. Buaku has more than
money on his mind, and the future fate of humanity hangs in the
Produced by international comics superstar Shirow Masamune, creator of
Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell, Dominion is an
ecological-dystopian-police procedural adventure/comedy as only Shirow
can create! This new edition is published for the first time in
America in right-to-left reading format, as originally published in
224 pages, black and white, $15.95, in stores on Jan. 14.

By Brian Posehn, John Arcudi, Thomas Sniegoski, Eric Powell, Mark
Farmer, Tony Moore, Hilary Barta and Kevin Nowlan.
Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! The dead rising from
the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together -- mass
hysteria! It must be the end of days as Dwight T. Albatross takes on
his own Goon anthology series!
The first issue brought you the stylings of actor/comedian Patton
Oswalt teamed with the legendary Mike Ploog. The second issue follows
suit, teaming comedian Brian Posehn (also from Comedy Central's
Comedians of Comedy and Mr. Show) with hotshot horror artist and
rising-star Tony Moore (The Walking Dead, The Exterminators, Fear
Agent) This issue also brings you a hilarious Dean Martin-style
celebrity roast of the Goon, written by B.P.R.D.'s own John Arcudi
with the sleek and edgy line-work of the great Kevin Nowlan, also a
brilliantly dark and funny short from the mind of Hilary Barta.
Meanwhile Powell, Sniegoski, and Farmer bring us part two of their
three-part serial "Peg Leg Full of Heaven" featuring the Little Unholy
32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 22.

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Jason Shawn Alexander and Steve
Rolston, colors by Matt Hollingsworth and Dave Stewart, cover by Paul
The Escapists are back, and so is the classic villain, The Saboteur!
Brian K. Vaughan digs into Escapist lore to bring out the ultimate
betrayal -- Luna Moth, as an agent of the Iron Chain! Is her mind
under the Saboteur's control, or is she his willing accomplice? The
Escapist is caught in a "good old-fashioned death trap," but his
longtime enemy has confiscated the Golden Key -- the source of his
powers -- and has drugged him out of his mind! Now what?! Jason Shawn
Alexander moodily illustrates what may be the Escapist's last
Back in the real world, artist Steve Rolston joins up with Denny, who
is ready to fake a confession for the high-profile publicity stunt
that landed him downtown. Add in Case's daring, hang-gliding
confrontation in a darkened building, and it leads to the moment all
you hopeless romantics have been waiting for!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 8.

Written and art by Shirow Masamune.
How do you keep a dead man from being murdered? Business bigwig
Hayasaka might be dead, but he keeps turning up walking and talking,
and Section 9 agents need to find out whether he's being remotely
"puppeted" and whether those pulling the strings -- like the
mysterious Takoaka of the Institute of Technology -- are the same
people trying to control access to Pandora, a vast digital treasure
trove of information of the most sensitive -- and dangerous -- nature.
Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor presents for the first
time in America the "lost" Ghost in the Shell stories, created by
Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the
Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2:
Man-Machine Interface, but never collected until now. This
deluxe-format issue concludes "Fat Cat," the first of four Ghost in
the Shell tales, and is presented in right-to-left reading format, as
originally published in Japan.
24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 15.

Written by Jim Pascoe and Tad Stones, penciled by Rick Lacy and Fabio
Laguna, cover by Jeff Matsuda.
Coinciding with the DVD release of the first Hellboy animated film,
Hellboy Animated Volume 1: The Black Wedding Dress brings the animated
version of the character full circle, to the comics pages, in these
two original tales.
In the lead feature, "The Black Wedding," written by Jim Pascoe and
drawn by Rick Lacy, Liz Sherman is kidnapped by an ancient cult,
dragging the entire Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense into a
horrifying tale of witchcraft and possession.
Hellboy Animated co-creator Tad Stones and Fabio Laguna team up in
"Pyramid of Death," in which radio hero Lobster Johnson inspires a
young Hellboy to inflict some imaginary justice of his own.
With a cover by Jeff Matsuda (producer/art director of The Batman) and
a pinup by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, this book is the perfect
bridge between the comics and cartoon worlds of the World's Greatest
Paranormal Detective.
80 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 31.

Written by Ian Edginton, penciled by Steve Pugh, colored by Dan
Years have passed and humanity's war against the invading demonic
forces continues to rage with no end in sight. Men of arms and magic
have sought to bring to an end the reign of hell the demons have
brought to the once proud city of London. Humanity's last hope lies in
discerning the true nature of an arcane symbol known as the SIGIL.
Inscribed somewhere upon the very face of the city, the sigil's focal
points are marked by potent artifacts of unearthly energy. If it is to
survive, the surviving humans must discover the true nature of the
sigil or be damned to oblivion!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 8.

Written by Eiji Ohtsuka, art by Housui Yamazaki, cover by Bunpeil
The Corpse Delivery Service has helped the dead who wanted justice
from the living. Now, think about how many living people would like to
take vengeance on the dead. What if it were possible? When Sasaki
realizes that the latest corpse in their office is the man who
murdered her parents years ago, the Kurosagi crew learns of a far
darker business than their own, in this intensely disturbing
one-volume story.
224 pages, black and white, $10.95, in stores on Jan. 24.

Written by Jason Hall, art by Kelley Jones, colored by Michelle
An unspeakable secret turns an idyllic North Dakota farm into a living
nightmare in The Messengers, the upcoming U.S. debut by Thai
filmmakers The Pang Brothers (The Eye). Sam Raimi's production company
Ghost House has teamed with Dark Horse Comics to create this unique
interpretation. Written by Jason Hall and drawn by Kelley Jones, The
Messengers tells the haunting tale of the Solomon family from a whole
new perspective, turning the film on its ear and combining the events
of the movie with chilling new scenes and details about the mysterious
drifter who comes to help a troubled family farm, and the dark secret
that he's running from...
80 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 3.

Written and art by Junji Ito.
Museum of Terror volumes one and two introduced readers to the
horrific, beautiful creature Tomie . . . the woman no man could
resist. Now Junji Ito, creator and curator of this horrible museum,
brings a new type of exhibit to thrill and chill your senses! Chiemi
Amano is a beautiful girl with long, flowing hair. She arrives home
with a freshly broken heart only to learn that mice have infested the
space above her room. As if things couldn't get worse, one of them
becomes entangled in her long locks over the course of the night!
That's the last straw -- she grew her hair out for her ex-boyfriend in
the first place, and it's caused her nothing but trouble! But when
Eri, her little sister, goes for the scissors . . . Chiemi's hair has
other ideas.
344 pages, black and white, $13.95, in stores on Jan 24.

[Who knows how this overlaps with the ComicsOne volumes...]

Written by Todd Dezago, art and cover by Craig Rousseau.
In keeping with its tradition of not spilling even the slightest
detail of what happens in upcoming issues of the Perhapanauts, Dark
Horse humbly submits the following totally fake listing. Enjoy!
Tonight on The Perhapanauts: Second Chances . . .
Big wakes up in the shower only to find out that the past three issues
were all a dream! While on vacation in Las Vegas, Molly and MG
accidentally get married by an ordained Elvis. And Choopie becomes
attached to a stray dog only to be heartbroken when the owner arrives
to claim him. Choopie and the little boy argue over who loves the
pooch more, but eventually Choopie does (almost) the right thing and
returns the little dog to the boy . . . sans blood.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 13.

Written and art by Gina Biggs.
When first-year high school student Miharu Ogawa gets a call from her
parents, telling her to come straight home from school, she prepares
herself for the worst. After all, the last time her quirky
restaurateur parents told her to come straight home she ended up as a
contestant on a kiddy game show! But nothing she could ever have
imagined could have prepared her for their "great news" . . . Miharu
is getting married! How's a spirited and independent teenager who has
never even kissed a boy supposed to deal with suddenly having a fiancé
she's never even met? And how will her feelings change when she finds
out that there are other boys out there vying for her affection, and
other girls ready and willing to take away the man she's not even sure
she's ready for? With her family, friends, (and enemies!) to cope
with, will Miharu even have the time to find out if the handsome,
devoted Kazuo Fujiwara is really
184 pages, black and white, $12.95, in stores on Jan. 10.

Written by Mike Richardson, art by Dean Yeagle.
The small town of Middlington is about to be turned upside down! The
gremlins face a forced eviction, and they aren't going to go without a
fight. And when gremlins fight, cars end up disassembled, front
porches disappear, and grown men end up trussed in tiny ropes like
overgrown turkeys -- which is exactly how the house's owner Gus found
himself last issue! But this issue finds him in just as sticky a
situation: the gremlins are convinced that Gus is here to save their
home, not sell it! And when Gus meets Molly, a young woman who knows
about the house's secret, he digs himself into that idea even deeper.
Meanwhile, Mr. Snide and his accomplices plan to scare the living
daylights out of Gus in order to convince him to sell the "haunted"
house . . . and they're about to get more than they bargained for.
Before the day is through, the city will claim the property out from
under Gus's feet, those feet will be in jail, and bulldozers will be
on the horizon! What's a gremlin to do?!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 29.

Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Eric Johnson, colored by Jeromy Cox,
cover by Juan Ferreyra.
The most influential clandestine society in the history of the world
is uncovered, a powerful man is murdered, and a mysterious ally
appears with a thousand-year-old message as Doctor Julien Saunière
continues his hunt for the Holy Grail!
From a disgraced order of knights to the secrets of a neoclassic
painter, Julien Saunière follows a trail of conspiracy that extends
all the way to the walls of Jerusalem during the first crusade. In a
Europe where sorcerers stalk the streets and the Catholic Church
reigns supreme, Julien pursues a truth that could change the world
forever. Powerful forces have dedicated themselves to ensuring he does
not succeed.
176 pages, $16.95, in stores on Jan. 17.

Written by Ron Marz, penciled by Luke Ross, colored by Rob Schwager.
A sequel to last year's acclaimed series. The samurai Shiro followed
his kidnapped love, Yoshiko, across Asia and Europe, from feudal Japan
to Paris and the mirrored halls of Versailles. Reunited only briefly,
the lovers were wrenched apart once again by the treachery of a
Spanish nobleman determined to possess Yoshiko. Now the Spaniard has
fled, with Yoshiko his prisoner, and Shiro pursues, swearing
vengeance. Their journey will take them from Spain to the azure waters
of the Mediterranean, and finally to the sands of fabled Egypt.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 1.

[The first series was an ok historical mish-mash adventure story. I'll
wait for the collection.]

Written and art by Tony Millionaire.
Inches the doll was the cutest in the whole house. Loved by everyone,
the world was Inches's oyster. Then one day something happened . . .
The Sock Monkey and Mr. Crow became concerned for their diminutive
friend, but by then it was too late! The truth sent the terrified Sock
Monkey and Crow fleeing for their lives! Inches had turned evil!
24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 15.

By Matthew Fillbach, Shawn Fillbach, Chris Avellone, Ryan Kaufman,
Jeremy Barlow, Ethan Beavers and Stewart McKenney.
Explosive action, white-hot lightsaber battles, evil schemes, and
heroic sacrifices -- it's all here in this fast-paced volume
jam-packed with four wickedly awesome all-ages adventures set in the
most exciting era of Star Wars! The fate of the galaxy hangs in the
balance, the Republic and Confederacy taking their fight from the cold
reaches of space to exotic alien worlds. Don't miss the Jedi make
history in their selfless fight for justice in this full-throttle
collection of stories all told in the same stripped-down stylization
as Cartoon Network's micro-series.
80 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 17.

Written by Welles Hartley and Mick Harrison, art by Douglas Wheatley,
colors by Ronda Pattison.
"The Path to Nowhere," part 2 of 5. Despite his acceptance of the Sith
ways, Darth Vader is shocked to find the Empire‹and himself‹complicit
in an evil he thought he had put behind him . . .
A Separatist freedom fighter deals with the realization that the
sacrifice made by his brothers-in-arms has been for nothing‹and that
their families are paying the price for their resistance...
The crew of a smuggler's ship is forced to take sides in a conflict
they have sought to avoid‹and which has already changed the course of
all their lives...
The dawn of the Empire plunges the galaxy into dark times, and every
direction leads to danger!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 29.

Written by Welles Hartley, penciled by Davide Fabbri, inked by
Christian Dalla Vecchia, cover by David Michael Beck.
Fresh from the killing fields of Jabiim, where the Empire has
virtually wiped out the populace of that world, Imperial Lieutenant
Janek Sunber is sent to the quiet prison base on Kalist VI. But,
unbeknownst to the Empire, the Rebels have designs on Kalist Base both
for its desirable fuel supplies, and for the presence of a very
important prisoner -- one of their own who has already attracted the
interest of Darth Vader.
Sunber doesn't know it, but he's on a collision course with an old
friend who is with the Rebels, and he finds himself wondering which of
them is on the wrong side of the war.
Collects issues #36-40 of Star Wars Empire.
120 pages, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 17.

Written by John Jackson Miller, penciled by Brian Ching, colored by
Michael Atiyeh, cover by Hoon.
A new two-part story begins as fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick and the
crew of the Last Resort devise a plan to nab some much needed cash. On
the banking world of Telerath they set their plot into motion unaware
the bounty on their heads is about to catch up to them. Yet there's
more going on than the schemers or their hunters realize, and when it
all blows sky-high an unexpected reunion will throw Zayne's life on
the run into question.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 29.

Written by John Ostrander, penciled by Jan Duursema, inked by Dan
Parsons, colored by Brad Anderson, cover by Adam Hughes.
Five generations after Luke Skywalker took up his father's lightsaber,
the galaxy is once again imperiled and hope rests on the shoulders of
a young man and his connection to the Force.
In this issue, a legacy is revealed, denied, and endangered as Cade
Skywalker's friends turn their backs on him, and he finds himself in
league with those he thought were his enemies! Decisions must be made,
and a hero's burden must be taken up or cast aside. The Jedi, the
Sith, and the Empire all want something from Cade Skywalker, and all
he wants is to be left alone. But in a galaxy on the brink of war
there is no place to hide!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 15.

Written and art by Stan Sakai.
The evil spirit of Jei is back, and Gen and Stray Dog are in big
trouble! Internationally acclaimed storyteller Stan Sakai returns to
the story of Inazuma, the swordswoman who has been possessed by Jei's
demonic spirit. Unaware of this, our two favorite bounty hunters are
hot on the trail, competing for the purse on Inazuma's head . . . and
unfortunately for them, they've just found her! The rhino's last
encounter with the murderous Black Soul left him with a fierce
shoulder wound that never fully healed. Will he be an asset to Stray
Dog in this fight‹or a liability? And will the pair be able to stop
quarreling long enough to focus on defeating Inazuma? Find out in "The
Return of the Black Soul,."
24 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 22.

-Ralf Haring
"The mind must be the harder, the heart the keener,
the spirit the greater, as our strength grows less."
-Byrhtwold, The Battle of Maldon