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Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1981 Magazine) #1-3 and Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #1-4. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by STEVE RUDE. On the distant moon of Ylum, an enigmatic man is plagued by nightmares. He is forced to dream of the past. He dreams of real-life butchers and tyrants, and what they have done. And then he finds them, and kills them. The year is 2841, and this man is Nexus, a godlike figure who acts as judge, jury, and executioner for the vile criminals who appear in his dreams. He claims to kill in self-defense, but why? Where do the visions come from, and where did he get his powers? Though a hero to many, does he have any real moral code? These are but some of the questions that reporter Sundra Peale hopes to have answered. ? A multiple Eisner Award-winning series that defined the careers of acclaimed creators Steve Rude and Mike Baron, Nexus is a modern classic not to be missed! Hardcover, 218 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #5-11. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by STEVE RUDE. In this second volume of the acclaimed and multiple Eisner Award-winning series, reluctant vigilante Nexus - AKA Horatio Hellpop - sets out with the gregarious warrior Judah Maccabee for a drinking man's tour of the galaxy. They are soon waylaid when Judah, well past the legal blood-alcohol limit for operating a spacecraft, gets the pair sucked into a black hole! But instead of meeting their untimely end, they meet...the Badger?! Meanwhile, back on the moon Ylum, the plot thickens with mysterious ruins, a coerced presidential election, and Ursula X. X. Imada's relentless espionage. The last thing this refugee population needs while Nexus is out of commission is the reappearance of mass murderer Claudius the Slaver, and guess who's coming for dinner! ? Printed on high-quality paper stock, and features a new painted cover by Steve Rude. Hardcover, 220 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #12-18. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by STEVE RUDE. This latest collection of the landmark sci-fi series re-presents the original Nexus stories from First Comics - an indispensable storyline in the history of Horatio Hellpop's plagued existence. Wracked by inescapable, visceral nightmares of the grave misdeeds of his next targets, the executioner Nexus turns to the only solution he can - a life-threatening procedure that places an implant in his brain! This implant will prevent the dreams that Horatio has endured for years, but at what price? His behavior changes, and the ensuing emotional isolation pushes Sundra and her booming solar sailcraft business back to Mars. Spy Ursula X. X. Imada resurfaces with Horatio's twin daughters, and Clonezone the Hilariator is up to his usual mischief and misadventures! This collection also features a story about the Hammer, Judah Maccabee, illustrated by the famed Oz artist Eric Shanower. ? Relive the series that defined the careers of both Steve Rude and Mike Baron, collected in a handsome hardcover format for the first time. ? A multiple Eisner Award-winning series that defined the careers of acclaimed creators Steve Rude and Mike Baron, Nexus is a modern classic not to be missed! ? Printed on high-quality paper stock, and features a new painted cover by Steve Rude. Hardcover, 220 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 4-1ST

    Volume 4 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #19-25. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by STEVE RUDE. Every once in a while a creation appears that both reinvents and epitomizes its genre. 1981 marked the beginning of such an event with the first issue of Nexus, a playful adventure series that paid homage to the best of classic science fiction while introducing an unforgettable antihero. Countless readers around the world followed his action-packed exploits over the next two decades, visiting alien realms and fascinating creatures through the wit and verve of his youthful creators. Dark Horse invites you to relive the series that defined the careers of both Steve Rude and Mike Baron, collected in a hardcover format for the first time. In this volume, Sundra discovers the source of Nexus' powers and the cause of his headaches - the Merk is revealed! Space pirates pillage Ylum's orbital community, and the Sovs declare war, but Nexus is without his powers...so the Heads create the most devastating weapon in the galaxy. Hardcover, 216 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 5-1ST

    Volume 5 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #26-32. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by STEVE RUDE. In this volume, the enigmatic executioner meets his match in the evil Clayborn. If that weren't enough, Horatio's uncle, a religious anti-technology zealot, arrives on the moon of Ylum with the mission of destroying the Gravity Well-the same well that Ursula X. X. Imada, spy and mother to Horatio's twin daughters, hopes will soon suck in the 400 billion people of the Web! Uncle Lathe incites a riot and has his eye on a deadly, Head-designed battle cruiser to further his crusade. Judah takes on the task of training Scarlett, Nexus's extremely powerful young daughter, and Dave and Nexus travel to the library at Alexandria . . . in 47 B.C.! Plus, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola kicks off a series of stories with guest artists, including Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Rick Veitch, Jackson Guice, and more. Vootie! Hardcover, 220 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 6-1ST

    Volume 6 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #33-39. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by STEVE RUDE. Ylum shakes with the Merk's rage! Nexus sent Gucci-trained Quatro assassins Kreed and Sinclair to do his work of killing mass-murderers, but since then they've butchered over three thousand people in pursuit of two hundred! Now afflicted with a Quatro disease that will not allow them to stop, the pair are demolishing Mars and Nexus must intervene before the planet's authorities go nuclear. Sundra joins an intrigue in the Crystal Ballroom's library, Nexus infiltrates a Chernenko prison, and the "young" chairperson of the Central Committee-Konstantin-escapes captivity with Clausius the Slaver. Meanwhile, General Loomis's daughters plot their revenge! Hardcover, 220 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 7-1ST

    Volume 7 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #40-46. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by STEVE RUDE. The Merk is restless, dissatisfied with Nexus's performance as champion and executioner since the massacre on Mars. The fallout from that incident is just beginning: Of the two Quatros responsible, Sinclair has disappeared, and Kreed is being tracked by two Gucci assassins hired by the Martian government. The Merk now psychically reaches out to Michana-the youngest daughter of the late General Loomis, bent on revenge. Nexus doesn't have the luxury of worrying about any of this, though . . . the artificial black hole known as the Gravity Well is on the verge of collapse, which endangers the entire solar system! He and Judah Maccabee set out to appeal to the one creature who can manipulate black holes . . . Ashram, resident of the Bowl-Shaped World. The only time the duo encountered this strange world, they were with the likewise bizarre Badger! Hardcover, 208 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 8-1ST

    Volume 8 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #47-52. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by STEVE RUDE. Horatio, Judah, and the Badger have survived their reentry of the Bowl-Shaped World. As they head from outer rim to inner city, the threat that prompted this journey worsens: the Gravity Well is nearing collapse. The Web's population is evacuating in a panic, hoping to escape the artificialblack hole. By the time this installment of Baron and Rude's celebrated sci-fi series comes to a close, the desperate trio will fight a powerful, fusionkasting tyrant in mortal combat, Kreed the Quatro will be sentenced to death for the Mars massacre, and Horatio will hang up the Nexus mantle once and for all! A multiple Eisner Award-winning series that defined the careers of acclaimed creators Steve Rude and Mike Baron, Nexus is a modern classic not to be missed. Hardcover, 216 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #9-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 9-1ST

    Volume 9 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #53-57 and Next Nexus (1989) #2-4. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by Paul Smith, Adam Hughes, Spyder, John Nyberg, and Bob Dvorak. Horatio has resigned his duties as Nexus, and the Merk has reassigned them . . . but to the Loomis sisters, who have been out for vengeance ever since Horatio assassinated their father. However, the staggering power that comes with being fusionkasters corrupts quickly, and Lonnie is so unnerved by her sisters' homicidal behavior that she escapes to the planet Procyon-home to none other than the always-scheming Ursula X. X. Imada and her and Horatio's twin daughters, Scarlett and Sheena. And when Sundra learns that Stacy and Michana are gunning for Horatio with Nexus powers, she decides to kill the Merk and damn the consequences . . . even if that means dooming Ylum. A multiple Eisner Award-winning series! Hardcover, 216 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #10-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 10-1ST

    Volume 10 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #58-65. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by Steve Rude, Peter David, Greg Guler, and Phil Hester. History professor Stanislaus Korivitsky has been chosen by the Merk to inherit the role of Nexus, fusionkasting executioner of mass murderers. Far saner than his predecessors, Stacy and Michana Loomis, Stan immediately kills his first target and then sets off for A.J. Cronin-megalomaniacal CEO of a massively influential (and less than ethical) multiplanetary company, the Scorporation. But when A.J.'s terrifying single-mindedness outlives his own body, Stan, Horatio, and Sundra will face off with an unstoppable hunter/killer in a high-speed subzero chase . . . and if they survive, the antitechnology zealots of the Elvonic Order have a serious bone to pick with the new Nexus. Hardcover, 232 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #11-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 11-1ST

    Volume 11 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #66-73. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by Mark Heike, Hugh Haynes, John K. Snyder III, and Luke McDonnell. Cover by Les Dorscheid. Saved from certain death by Sundra's shrewd business dealings, current Nexus Stan Korivitsky attempts to pick up where he left off: creating the University of Ylum and pursuing a relationship with Sonia, a former mole within the Elvonic Order. However, when the latter attachment is violently severed, Stan throws himself into his Nexus work with such brutal and indiscriminate fervor that even Ylum is forced to cut ties! Enter the Bad Brains, twisted Head-like beings who are all too willing to provide Stan fusionkasting powers in exchange for him enacting their vengeance. Meanwhile, a well-kept secret of the long-absent Merk is uncovered, the antitechnology god Elvon imperils Ylum, and Horatio's extended soul-searching travels come to a surprising conclusion. A multiple Eisner Award-winning series! Featuring early work from creators Luke McDonnell (Iron Man), John K. Snyder III (Grendel), and Mark Heike (Star Trek, Femforce)! Hardcover, 232 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.

  • Issue #12-1ST
    Nexus Archives HC (2005-2011 Dark Horse) 12-1ST

    Volume 12 - 1st printing. Collects Nexus (1983-2008) #74-80. Written by MIKE BARON. Art by Hugh Haynes. Cover by Steve Rude. Praise be to Elvon, it's the final volume of Nexus issues from First Comics! This collection features game-changing story developments and issue #75, which brings readers the long-awaited showdown between Horatio and Stan. Only one of these two fusionkasters claiming the Nexus mantle will walk away from this slugfest in space, and the fate of neighboring planet Mars hangs in the balance! Hardcover, 208 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.