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The Manara Library Vol. 1: Indian Summer and Other Stories

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Milo Manara is a mostly untapped resource to North American comics fans, but that’s all changing with The Manara Library Volume 1: Indian Summer and Other Stories from Dark Horse. Italian comics legend Milo Manara brings a comprehensive collection of his catalog to the United States! The first of nine volumes, The Manara Library Volume one collects two of Manara’s seminal works in a magnificently appointed, deluxe hardcover edition. The sweeping epic Indian Summer, a collaboration with celebrated creator Hugo Pratt, is collected here along with Manara’s The Paper Man, both translated by Euro comics expert…read more

Lone Wolf & Cub Retailer Incentive

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Lone Wolf and Cub is a wonderful manga series that has come to North America twice: prestige format comics from First Publishing in the 1980s and in twenty eight 4.25×6.5″ softcover volumes from Dark Horse. For anyone who hasn’t sampled this series go now and grab a paper or digital copy.  It’s an engrossing story of a ronin and his son best summed up by the tagline on the original ad poster: “he cut a bloody path of vengeance across a nation of samurai”. To celebrate the initial decent orders…read more

Chimichanga

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Being a fan of Eric Powell I ordered a copy of Chimichanga, not quite knowing what it was.
When Wrinkle’s Traveling Circus’s adorable little bearded girl trades a lock of her magic beard hair for a witch’s strange egg, she stumbles upon what could be the saving grace for her ailing freak show–the savory-named beast Chimichanga!

Revelations

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I’m a fan of Humberto Ramos and his very unique art style. It’s not for everyone but if you’re a fan then you probably pick up all his work. Which I thought I had until I read somewhere on the internet about Revelations, a six issue mini series from Dark Horse that had been collected into a trade paperback.
From Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos, the best-selling creative team behind Marvel’s Spectacular Spider-Man, comes an occult murder mystery set in the unlikeliest of places-The Vatican.

Umbrella Academy Limited Editions

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In 2008 The Umbrella Academy took the comic world by storm, winning an Eisner for best limited series and cementing the creative team of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba as up and comers.  It was followed up by a second mini series and Dark Horse released both in deluxe oversized limited edition slipcased hardcovers. For a relatively new product Dark Horse really went all out: 12.8×8.4″, hardcover, slipcase, limited print run.  Full stories plus extensive added material including creator afterwords, character designs: extra upon extra.  The oversized pages make the…read more

Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures Deluxe Edition

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Most people think of the Disney live action film when they hear Rocketeer but for comic fans Dave Steven’s beautifully illustrated character cheerfully fills our thoughts. December 2009 IDW published the collected Rocketeer works in a regular hardcover and in The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures Deluxe Edition.  It quickly sold out but IDW has recently released a new printing for this holiday season.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: The Deluxe Edition will feature everything in the regular hardcover edition but will be printed in a larger format (8 x 12 inches)…read more

Conan Volume 6: The Hand Of Nergal

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After thoroughly enjoying [intlink id=”1833″ type=”post”]Conan Volume 7[/intlink] I scanned my local comic book shop and found Conan Volume 6: The Hand Of Nergal softcover.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: A mysterious curse lingers, following Conan as he attempts to return to his homeland, and a great darkness looms ahead in the doomed city of Yaralet. This latest collection in Dark Horse’s smart, innovative Conan series finds the cunning Cimmerian chased by both unfinished business from his past and a strange novice magician who seeks to deliver a dire warning to…read more

The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects

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Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. I’m a big Mike Mignola fan, admiring his work since Marvel Fanfare.  The Amazing Screw-On Head was a one shot comic published in 2002 but somehow I missed it so I was anxious to pick up The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects hardcover.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: When Emperor Zombie threatens the safety of all life on earth, President Lincoln enlists the aid of a mechanical head. With the help of associates Mr. Groin (a faithful manservant)…read more

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The Life And Times Of Martha Washington In The Twenty-First Century

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That’s one mouthful of a title.  The Life And Times Of Martha Washington In The Twenty-First Century is a deluxe 8×12″ oversized hardcover from Dark Horse that collects every Martha Washington story published.  This single hardcover contains 600 pages and weighs 9 pounds.  I already had all the material from it’s publishing in pamphlet form but couldn’t resist this one.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: A masterpiece nearly twenty years in the making, this archival, oversized, and slipcased hardcover volume contains the complete life story of Martha Washington, the twenty-first century…read more

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