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Dark Horse Presents (1986) comic books

  • Issue #1A
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 1A

    1st printing. An anthology of original stories. First appearance of Concrete and Black Cross. Cover by Chris Warner. Black Cross [Part 1], script and art by Chris Warner; A soldier, haunted by memories of his past and injustices in the present, turns his back on his assignment. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, script and art by Paul Chadwick; After finding himself in a new super-strong, rock hard body and donning the name Concrete, Ron Lithgow solicits on television for ideas regarding what he might do with his new body. Mindwalk, script and art by Randy Stradley; A shady telepath is coerced by government employees to ferret secrets from the mind of an ailing old man. Brighter!, script and art by Paul Chadwick; A young woman considers the possibilities afforded to her by her mutation, an ability to project light and create images. Back-cover Concrete illustration by Paul Chadwick. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1B
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 1B

    Dark Horse Presents 2nd Printing. No Border. Not Commemorative edition. 32 Pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #1C
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 1C

    Dark Horse Commemorative Edition Silver reprints Dark Horse Presents # 1. 1st Black Cross and Concrete. Gray border, Dark Horse Commemorative Ed. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #1D
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 1D

    Dark Horse Commemorative Edition reprints Dark Horse Presents # 1. 1st Black Cross and Concrete. green border, Dark Horse Commemorative Ed. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #2
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 2

    An anthology of original stories. Cover by Paul Chadwick. Under the Desert Stars, script and art by Paul Chadwick; Concrete seek some solitude in the desert at night. His reverie is interrupted when he sees a car stop and it's driver dump a large sack from out of its trunk. Crystal Vision, script by Randy Stradley, art by Randy Emberlin; As Garrett is on the run from Spinelli's men, a girl named Crystal has visions of destruction while captive at Spinelli's fortress. Cortege, script by J. M. DeMatteis, art by Mark Badger; Luke and Lizzie are called out on an investigation and are presented with an elderly vampire with an unusual problem. Mindwalk back-cover illustration by Randy Emberlin. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 3

    An anthology of original stories. Cover by Randy Emberlin. Mindwar! Part I, script by Randy Stradley, art by Randy Emberlin; Garrett crashes his way into Spinelli's fortress to free Crystal from her imprisonment. The Four-Wheeled Sleeping Pill, script and art by Paul Chadwick; Maureen and Concrete take a walk near his Eagle Rock, California warehouse and discuss the nature of his body; Concrete is hit by a speeding car and loses consciousness. Black Cross [Part 2], script and art by Chris Warner; Conrad runs into Rita, a travelling musician, on his travels in the Black Zone; She's been following him for days and wants to share the road; They size each other up and travel together for a day; She'd seen him kill a man and was hoping for a little protection as they traveled. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 4

    An anthology of original stories. Cover by Ron Randall. Trekker [Part 1], script and art by Ron Randall; In the dystopian city of New Gelaph, Mercy St. Clair makes a living bringing in killers and crooks for cash. The Gray Embrace, script and art by Paul Chadwick; On a visit to a coastal residence, Concrete intends to use his celebrity to indulge himself with the company of some girls on the beach while the others are off dining at a restaurant. Mindwar! Part II, script by Randy Stradley and Randy Emberlin, art by Randy Emberlin; Garrett and Crystal continue to come under psychic attack from Rosamia, Garrett's sister; Rosamia wants to use Crystal's precognitive abilities to her own advantage and her psychic abilities seem to have grown to far outstrip Garrett's. The Boris Chronicles [Part 2], script by Randy Stradley and James Dean Smith, art by James Dean Smith. Letter from Marv Wolfman. Back-cover Concrete illustration by Paul Chadwick. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 5

    An anthology of original stories. Cover by Paul Gulacy. Burning Brightly, Brightly..., script and art by Paul Chadwick; A painter selects Concrete as the muse for her body of work. Roma [Chapter One], script and art by John Workman; A young and free-spirited woman, haunted by a recurring dream, schemes her way onto an island that features in the dream. Trekker [Part 2], script and art by Ron Randall; Dropped into a criminal compound by gang boss, Gatefish Strauss, Trekker Mercy St. Clair fights her way to freedom with the help of an unnamed undercover agent. Pickin' Up Sticks, script and art by James Dean Smith; an animate plush bunny, Pookey, The Magical Stuffed-Bunny, helps a couple of mice out with their storm damaged doorway. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #6
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 6

    An anthology of original stories. Cover by John Workman. Trekker [Part 3], script and art by Ron Randall; Mercy hopes to lure gang boss, Gatefish Strauss, into her trap but discovers that it's difficult to catch a big fish and even more difficult to hold on to one when they're caught. Roma (Chapter Two), script and art by John Workman; Roma discovers the reason behind her recurring nightmare and how it relates to Salinger Mass, the wealthy owner of Barbranna Island. Little Pushes, script and art by Paul Chadwick; Concrete head to a party hosted by the producer of the film that he's working on in effects department. Doc Abstruse Explains Warp Speed, script by Steve Mattsson, art by Tony Salmons. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #7
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 7

    Cover by Tony Salmons. All Superhero issue! The conclusion to John Workman's more than super-human Roma! The Monq, a new character from Tony Salmons! And the first appearance of Gene Shock: The Vitruvian Man, from the team of Steve Mattsson, Mark Badger and Art Nichols! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #8
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 8

    An anthology of original stories. Cover by Paul Chadwick. Water God, script and art by Paul Chadwick; Concrete tries out a swimming rig and is pestered by some over-enthusiastic kids. Growth, script by Steve Mattsson, pencils by Mark Badger (layouts) and Art Nichols, inks by Art Nichols; Gene recovers miraculously fast from the bullet wound he received; He feigns illness to avoid raising suspicion; When he sneaks out, his sister finds pictures of a superhero costume that he's been drawing. Roma (Chapter Three), script and art by John Workman; Roma meets, and very quickly becomes close to Alex Trace - Salinger Mass' assistant; Miss Bron gives Roma a little insight into why she has been raised as a human despite her alien nature. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #9
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 9

    Cover by Paul Gulacy and Art Nichols . Dark Horse Comics' flagship title continues to bring you the best from the best! This month: Gene Shock: The Vitruvian Man by Steve Mattsson, Mark Badger & Art Nichols--The exciting conclusion to this three-part story! Roma by John Workman--Roma learns the truth about her parents, but it may be too late! Sole Survivors by Randy Stradley & Tony Salmons--On a hostile world, two enemies duel to the death! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #10
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 10

    An anthology of original stories. Cover by Paul Chadwick. Straight in the Eye, script and art by Paul Chadwick; Concrete has agreed to help a man look for his lost brother who's last location was in the woods; The man's brother (Adam) is a stuntman who often takes enough fuel to fly and sleeps under the wing of his biplane. Masque (Part 1), script and art by Mark Badger; Two men arguing in a church in Manhattan about a man named Montoya; Cut to Newark airport where a group of what are assumed F.B.I agents are trying to find Montoya, after some squabbling he is apprehended but it turns out it's the wrong man; Montoya is then spotted and is chased into a bizarre room; The Masque appears and is subsequently shot. Sole Survivors, script by Randy Stradley, art by Tony Salmons; An Alien takes cover behind a rock and is in a Mexican standoff with another lone alien. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #11
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 11

    An anthology of original stories. Cover by Mark Badger. Masque (Part 2), script and art by Mark Badger; Cuban Priest and Revolutionary, Albert Montoya, arrives in New York City; He spends the day with his contact in the city, hoping to avoid the C.I.A. Agents that are looking for him. Forgotten, script by Ross Evan West, art by Carel Moiseiwitsch; An illustrated retelling of some of the events of the First World War. Roma (Chapter Five), script and art by John Workman; Roma discovers that she has been empowered by the glowing Orb which was almost stolen from the island; She reveals to Salinger Mass that she is his lost daughter but she cannot convince him to end his plan to activate a device that will end human conflict at the cost of removing their personalities. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.75. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #12
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 12

    An anthology of original stories. Cover by Mark Badger. Next Best, script and art by Paul Chadwick; Concrete wrestles with his feelings for Maureen and a growing sense of isolation; Unable to coax Maureen or Larry into spending the day with him, Concrete occupies some time answering letters. Introducing DinosaurTales in The Portheus Principle, script and art by Mark A. Nelson; A physicist creates a portal to the Earth's past while working on another problem; The portal seems stable and he ventures through to spend a day recording observations of the Cretaceous world; As he returns to the portal, he sees two dinosaurs pass through the portal, collapsing it; He's trapped in a perilous past while the dinosaurs carry a plague with them back to the present. Masque (Part 3), script and art by Mark Badger; Doug takes Albert Montoya to a Monday night Football game; Feeling out of place, Albert decides to return home on his own. 36 pgs., B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #13
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 13

    Cover pencils by Michael Ebert, inks by Art Nichols. Babes 'n Arms (Part 1), script by Jon Lee, pencils by Michael Ebert, inks by Robert Caracol; A giant robot attacks Honolulu; It's design is recognized by a young woman, Toschi, as one of her father's over at Kobe-Okada Aerodynamics. Masque (Part 4), script and art by Mark Badger; The C.I.A. continues to pursue Albert Montoya but is continually foiled by a Skull-masked, gun toting figure. Captain Crusader (Chapter I), script and art by Gary Martin; A New York superhero aficionado emulates what he loves from the comic book pages on the streets of the city; He dresses up in a bright costume and helps people in distress as Captain Crusader. 36 pgs., B&W. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #14
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 14

    Cover by Paul Chadwick and Michael T. Gilbert . This month's offering includes our regular MASQUE feature written & illustrated by Mark Badger, another great CONCRETE story by Paul Chadwick, and we proudly present MR. MONSTER in his very first solo story for Dark Horse Comics, written and drawn by Michael T. Gilbert, preluding his regular monthly series! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #15
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 15

    Cover by Gary Martin. Be alert! Watch out for crime," says CAPTAIN CRUSADER! What would happen if you wanted to be a super-hero in New York City? Now, real people can't be super heroes, but don't tell that to Steve Richards! He thinks that he actually is one! Doom Patrol inker Gary Martin (in his first role as writer/artist) brings us a story that pokes fun at the readily accepted notion of how people view "comic book reality." Also, Mark Badger (continuing his own newly-acquired role as writer/artist), doing some of the most innovative and thought-provoking work of his career, brings us another installment of MASQUE, the mysterious vengeful figure caught up in a story of intrigue and violence! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #16
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 16

    Cover by Paul Chadwick. In this issue, Concrete convinces Larry to watch his favorite late-night show, Sky of Heads, a popular cable program that contemplates the meaning and existence of the afterlife. Written and illustrated by Paul Chadwick. Also, another off-beat installment of Masque, written & illustrated by Mark Badger! Masque serves Denton hallucinatory truffles in a chi-chi restaurant! Always the best by Badger! Doom Patrol artist Gary Martin concludes his first work as writer/artist with Captain Crusader! In this final episode, Captain Crusader discovers what the harsh reality of being a "super hero" really is! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #17
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 17

    Cover by Rich Hedden and Tom McWeeney. Special full-length issue featuring Roachmill. Tired of pesky cockroaches, threatening aliens or loud neighbors? Roachmill is a ruthless exterminator-for-hire who'll solve your problems! A special introduction to the often hilarious, always deadly future of Roachmill. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #18
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 18

    Cover by Paul Chadwick. Paul Chadwick's Concrete appears on the cover, and inside views another revealing episode of his favorite late-night TV show, Sky of Heads. Also inside, Mark Badger's Masque takes yet another bizarre twist, and Rich Rice's hilarious Bob the Alien (in his debut!) tries to get a date. Another "must have" issue of Dark Horse's flagship title. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #19
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 19

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    Cover by Geof Darrow. This month brings you "The Sack Murder", a brand new tale of intrigue from Rick Geary. Also included here is "Sead" by Geof Darrow featuring his popular character Bourbon Thret, which has make him a smash sensation in Europe. Rounding out the issue is another brilliant installment of Mark Badger's Masque, and (yes, there's more) Bob the Alien by Rich Rice! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #20
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 20

    An all-new, all-star Annual! This double-sized, square-bound issue contains sixty four pages (no ads), featuring all new stories from the creators who have made Dark Horse Presents the most respected anthology title on the stands today: Concrete, by Paul Chadwick; Trekker, by Ron Randall; Mindwalk, by Randy Stradley and Randy Emberlin (last seen in DHP #4!); Masque, by Mark Badger; Bob the Alien, by Rich Rice; Wacky Squirrel, by Mike Richardson and Jim Bradrick; plus--a special appearance of Black Cross by Chris Warner, a new four-page Mr. Monster story by Michael T. Gilbert, an appearance by Bob Burden's Flaming Carrot, a new story by Gary Davis, and more! 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #21
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 21

    Cover by Ron Randall. This issue features the exciting conclusion to Mark Badger's Masque; an installment of Trekker, Ron Randall's space-faring female bounty hunter; and Delia and Celia, a "lost world" fantasy story by Gary Davis about two young women who may or may not have just saved the world. Three great stories for the price of one! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #22
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 22

    Cover by Paul Chadwick. In this issue: A Concrete story by Paul Chadwick that ties in with Concrete's attempt to climb Mt. Everest (an adventure currently taking place in his own book), another installment of Ron Randall's futuristic bounty hunter Trekker, and the debut of Rick Geary's new regular feature: Police Beat! Plus other great features! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #23
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 23

    Cover by William Stout. One of DHPs most exciting issues ever! In a horrifying true story not seen in over a decade, famed comic artist and motion picture designer William Stout rips the shroud of secrecy off one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history. Before there was "the `Nam", there was the "Filipino Massacre"! This story pulls no punches, and is not for the squeamish. Also, writer John Arcudi and exciting new artist Gary Barker team up to tell the all-too-true tale of Howard Unruh, America's first full-fledged mass murderer in "Gateway to Hell". And, Argentine creator Leo Duranona returns to comics as he begins his epic science-fiction tale, Race of Scorpions! On a hostile, polluted world with seas as thick as oatmeal, and scoured by acid rains, a supply of fresh water can make a man rich beyond his wildest dreams...or seal his fate. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #24
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 24

    Cover by Mark A. Nelson. Writer Mark Verheiden and artist Mark A. Nelson present an all-new "side bar" story to Dark Horse's ongoing Aliens miniseries as they take us inside the mind of an Alien Queen! Plus-Just in time for Halloween, Kull writer John Arcudi and The American artist Grant Miehm team up on a tale of murder and...cannibalism in the wilds of New York. And Leopoldo Duranona continues his exciting five-part science fiction epic Race of Scorpions. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #25
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 25

    Cover by Leopoldo Duanona. Leopoldo Duranona's Race of Scorpions takes center stage this issue as our heroes, Dito, Alma and the Stranger escape the perils of the Forbidden City, only to find even greater danger when they take to the polluted, pirate-infested reaches of "The Viscous Sea"! Also, one world ends as a new one begins as fantasy artist Gary Davis presents "The Twilight of Langdarro", a tale filled with giants and trolls and other mythic creatures! Plus--fans of gritty, "real life" horror won't want to miss John Arcudi's Homocide series as it continues. This issue, Detective Will Ford learns something about the sybiotic relationships between a cop and his informants, and ends up laying his life on the line! Science fiction, fantasy and action all in one comic! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #26
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 26

    Cover by Gary Davis. Another stunning issue of the book that has something for everyone! This issue, Gary Davis' beautiful fantasy "Twilight for Landgdarro" concludes as our heroine gains the knowledge that will bring out the end of the Age of Magic! Meanwhile, war breaks out in the pages of Leopoldo Duranona's science fiction story Race of Scorpions! DIto, Alma and the Stranger find themselves caught between the pirates they thwarted last issue and an army they have just betrayed! And in Homicide, writer John Arcudi and artist Doug Manke pit Detective Will Ford against a brutal hitman who is haunted by a legion of his blinded victims! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #27
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 27

    Cover by Leopoldo Duanona. First up in this month's issue of Dark Horse's acclaimed anthology title: Leopoldo's Duranona's epic Race of Scorpions! Our intrepid trio "Return to Belea" where their adventure began, only to become the prisoners of a band of pirates who have taken over the town! Also, fans of Roachmill take note: Rich Hedden and Tom McWeeney take the `50s B-horror flick one step further in "For Better or for Worse"! And in Homicide, a trail of severed heads leads Detective Will Ford into his strangest case ever! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #28
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 28

    Cover by Chris Warner. And this is indeed a special issue for lovers of fine comics! Leading off this month's line-up is another chapter in the saga of Black Cross by Chris Warner! Other features include: Paul Chadwick's Concrete, Mr. Monster by Michael T. Gilbert (who also provides this issue's nostalgic back cover tribute to EC comics!), the final chapter of Race of Scorpions by Leopoldo Duranona, Roachmill by Rich Hedden and Tom McWeeney, and Homicide by John Arcudi and Doug Mahnke! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #29
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 29

    Cover by Doug Mahnke. Homicide returns with another dark, yet exciting episode, written by John Arcudi, art by Doug Mahnke. Also, Bob the Alien blunders through another aspect of life (is he really so different from any of us on a bad day?) from creator Rich Rice, and we present a second offering from Andrew Murphy entitled "Pressed for Time". 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #30
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 30

    Cover by Philip Norwood. DHP hits the big three-oh this month with another not-to-be missed issue! This month marks the debut of the writer/artist team of Eric Luke and Phillip Norwood (Luke is the author of the motion picture Explorers, and Norwood has been producing designs and storyboards for Lucasfilm and Aliens and Terminator director James Cameron's upcoming action/adventure thriller The Abyss!) with the double-length story, Project: Overkill! This is a team destined for greatness, so don't miss out on the premiere! Also in this issue: Book 2 of Race of Scorpions begins from Leo Duranona! Dito, Alma and the mysterious Stranger set out for new adventures on the viscous seas. And, Rich Rice's Bob the Alien "Gets a Bicycle"--with hilarious results! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #31
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 31

    Cover by Leopoldo Duanona. Book 2 of Race of Scorpions continues from Leo Duranona as our heroes are caught in an ambush between government troops and rebels in "The Alley Where Sorrows End". Also, Rich Rice's Bob the Alien "Gets Swindled" by the oldest con in the books--but one that ends with a surprising twist! And, The Zone, by Michael Kraiger, lumbers him into a new series of adventures! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #32
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 32

    We're out to top last year's annual, and with a line-up like this issue we can't miss: Concrete by Paul Chadwick, The American by Mark Verheiden, Race of Scorpions by Leopoldo Duranona, Dead Face by Eddie Campbell, Zone by Michael Kraiger, Bob the Alien by Rich Rice, Wacky Squirrel by Jim Bradrick, and Delia and Celia by Gary Davis! 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #33
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 33

    Cover by Michael T. Gilbert. Remember those long summer afternoons when you were young; when you'd find a shady spot to curl up with a comic and let the stories transport you to long ago times and distant worlds? Well, his special issue of Dark Horse Presents will bring those days back! Journey to a lost island where dinosaurs still exist in Michael T. Gilbert's Mr. Monster (with guest-artist Brian Buniak)! Visit the danger-filed future of Race of Scorpions by Leopoldo Duranona! Venture into the bleak New Jersey wetlands, the home of Michael Kraiger's walking toxic waste dump, Zone! And then, it's back to the age of the dinosaurs with Jack (Big) Pollock as "Mike and Viv Go to Vegas"--only to make a wrong turn and end up in the Cretaceous Era! The adventures are waiting! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #34
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 34

    Cover by Chris Warner. This issue of Dark Horse's premier title features the fantastic climax of Book Two of Leopoldo Duranona's Race of Scorpions, the final episode of the current adventures of Michael Kraiger's radioactive misfit, The Zone, and a special Aliens story by Chris Warner and Randy Stradley that will kick off one of Dark Horse's most exciting projects! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #35
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 35

    Cover by Chris Warner. Bursting out from the pages of their best-selling mini-series, the Predator's hunt continues as chronicled by Randy Stradley and Chris Warner! It's a lead-up to the biggest surprise project Dark Horse has planned for the upcoming year! Also included in this issue is another tale of human drama and humor starring Paul Chadwick's Concrete, as well as the debut of The Heartbreakers by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennet--action, excitement, and deadly clones in the 21st century! All of this adds up to another issue that is not to be missed! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #36A
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 36A

    Cover by Chris Warner. The most eagerly-awaited storyline begins in this month's issue of Dark Horse Presents! They are the galaxy's most deadly alien races; now, the time has come for them to meet at last! It's the Aliens and Predator together in one story! The confrontation of the century brought to you by Randy Stradley and film designer (The Abyss and Robocop II) Phillip Norwood! The story will then continue in a full-color miniseries coming out next month! Also, Paul Guinan and Anina Bennet continue the story of The Heartbreakers--beautiful and deadly clones! Plus, the further "sword and sorcery" adventures of Delia and Celia by Gary Davis! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #36B
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 36B

    Cover by Chris Warner. The most eagerly-awaited storyline begins in this month's issue of Dark Horse Presents! They are the galaxy's most deadly alien races; now, the time has come for them to meet at last! It's the Aliens and Predator together in one story! The confrontation of the century brought to you by Randy Stradley and film designer (The Abyss and Robocop II) Phillip Norwood! The story will then continue in a full-color miniseries coming out next month! Also, Paul Guinan and Anina Bennet continue the story of The Heartbreakers--beautiful and deadly clones! Plus, the further "sword and sorcery" adventures of Delia and Celia by Gary Davis! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #37
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 37

    Cover by Paul Guinan. The futuristic saga of The Heartbreakers researches its action-packed climax this issue with a battle royal between the Heartbreakers and the Biovac assault team--a group that wants the Heartbreakers' secrets for their own twisted purposes! Sci-fi action by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennet. Also in this issue is another beautifully illustrated installment in the saga of Delia and Celia by; our heroines face monsters and mayhem during their stay with the mysterious Lake-Dwellers! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #38
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 38

    Cover by Paul Chadwick. Headlining in this issue is the Harvey and Eisner award-winning Concrete by Paul Chadwick! Also, the stunning fantasy saga of Delia and Celia by Gary Davis comes to its startling conclusion this month. Plus, Ed the Geek and Jack (Big) Pollack tell a true (sort of) tale torn from the annals of American Juris Prudence, Mary: The Elephant They Could Not Hang (At First)! Who says this isn't the age of Dark Horse revisionist history? 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #39
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 39

    Cover by Ron Randall. Violence awaits Mercy St. Clair, Ron Randall's young 23rd century bounty hunter, as Trekker comes back to the pages of DHP! Mercy returns to crime-ridden New Gelaph, the place where she got her start, with no money, few friends, and plenty of doubts. Maybe this wasn't such a hot career choice after all! Also featured this issue is another fun-filled escapade with Rich Rice's transfer student form the stars, Bob the Alien! Plus more exciting features! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #40
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 40

    Cover by Matt Wagner. Another exciting collection of old favorites and new! Chris Warner's hero of the post-industrial collapse continues his odyssey in Black Cross! Mercy St. Clair, Ron Randall's beautiful bounty hunter of the future faces a new danger in Trekker! Bob the Alien learns about god in a tale from renegade cartoonist Rich Rice! Plus, how Bacchus lost his eye, by Eddie Campbell, interstellar adventure in The Argosy by "knock-'em-dead" newcomer Bruce Zick, and more! It all adds up to another "must have' isue of comics' most acclaimed anthology! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #41
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 41

    Cover by Bruce Zick. This issue, film and animation designer Bruce Zick continues his futuristic Greek odyssey, Argosy! Join the crew of the Argo on a spectacular voyage reminiscent of the classic myths of Odysseus and Jason and the Argonauts! Ron Randall's Trekker also returns as Mercy St. Clair continues her soul-searching in New Gelaph, where she began her career as a trekker! But, will she lose her life before she puts it back on track? Plus, newcomer Monty Sheldon tells the Same Story Told Yesterday! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #42
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 42

    Cover by Paul Guinan. Dark Horse comics premiere anthology presents in this issue the beginning of a two-part Aliens saga, by Heartbreakers co-creator Paul Guinan! Other features this issue include a Dark Horse/Kitchen Sink co-presentation- a preview to the sequel to the Harvey and Eisner award-winning series Kings in Disguise by creators Dan Burr and Jim Vance, plus the penultimate chapter in Bruce Zick's interstellar myth-odyssey, Argosy! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #43
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 43

    Cover by Paul Guinan. Paul Guinan's all-new Aliens tale of an extraterrestrial treasure hunting expedition concludes as a vengeance-crazed cyborg leads them in a fight for survival. This issue we debut Black Eye, a tale of a future that's not only gone mad... but down-right goofy! Written and illustrated by Richard Forgues, Black Eye battles the evil Fart Faces, while trying to win the heart of his lady love, and still keep his job! Also in this issue, in the tradition of Jack Kirby's New Gods, The Argosy concludes its four-part saga as the Argonauts do battle with a monstrous Minotaur. The Argosy is written and illustrated by Bruce Zick. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #44
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 44

    Cover by Ron Harris. That's right, after a five-year hiatus, Ron Harris' high-flying hero is back in a series of all-new adventures. Last seen in his own four-issue Epic Comics series, Crash makes his return to the comics page in this issue when he and his buddies go propeller-to-propeller with air pirates who have taken control of America's skyways! Also, Eddie Campbell pours yet another intoxicating round of Bacchus with "The Unknown God" and Richard Forgues gives us all another Black Eye! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #45
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 45

    Cover by Matt Wagner. This month we return to the futuristic world of The Aerialist (last seen in DHP #40), as Matt Wagner continues his study of a sports hero bound by contract to perform for a corrupt corporation. Wagner promises more shocking revelations about Starlin Munro and the city in the sky in which he lives! While we're up here, we'll probably cross paths in the same issue with Crash Ryan as he and his companions continue their battle against the sky pirates. Stalins' plans for world conquest proceed as Ron Harris weaves this action-adventure tale of days gone by. Also in this issue, Richard Forgues' Black Eye concludes with a bang! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #46
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 46

    Cover by Dave Dorman and Lurene Haines . This issue boasts an all-new Predator story written by John Arcudi and illustrated by Rob Walton. It's just a small taste of the forthcoming Predator series to be written by Arcudi and illustrated by Evan Dorkin. Also in this issue, Ron Harris' Crash Ryan winds up his battle with the Air Pirates, and Eddie Campbell returns with an all-new Bacchus adventure. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #47
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 47

    Cover by Brian Buniak. If you like big, slimy, scaly, teeth-gnashing, tail-thrashing, building-smashing beasties in your comic books, then this is your dream-come-true! Featuring stories and art from creators like Tim Truman (Scout) along with his son Ben, Mike Wolfer, and Chris Warner (Terminator), Brian Buniak (Mr. Monster), and many others! This is the monster extravaganza of the decade! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #48
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 48

    Cover by Stephano Gaudiano. This issue launches three new stories: Harlequin, a mysterious tale in which the title character searches for the missing body of his dead lover, is written by Stephen Csutoras and illustrated by Stefano (Kafka) Gaudiano; Downtown, from England's hit comics/music zine Deadline, written by Ian Edgington and illustrated by Steve (Grimjack) Pugh, is a belated Christmas adventure with the world's only zombie detective; and more creepy cases for Detective Will Ford and his partner in Homicide, written by John (Terminator) Arcudi and illustrated by Tim (The Spectre) Gula! Plus, a special appearance from Rick Geary- "Desperate Clergy!" 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #49
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 49

    Cover by Doug Mahnke. This issue we present the second chapters to the three new stories begun in last month's issue. The world's only zombie detective continues his Christmas adventure in Downtown, which is written by Ian Edgington and illustrated by Steve (Grimjack) Pugh. Written by Stephen Csutoras and illustrated by Stefano (Kafka) Gaudiano, the mysterious Harlequin furthers his search for the missing body of his dead lover. This issue is rounded out with the continuation of an all-new Homicide tale which is written by John (Terminator) Arcudi and illustrated by Tim (The Spectre) Gula, and features a beautiful a beautiful four-color cover also by Gula. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #50
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 50

    Cover by Paul Guinan. Paul Guinan's Heartbreakers have seemingly found the perfect hiding place from the corporate powerbrokers who are after Dr. Therese Sorenson's cloning technology. There's danger afoot amid the distant mining colonies of the Asteroid Belt where the good doctor and her lovely, but deadly, clones lie in waiting. Also, the mysterious Harlequin furthers his search for the missing body of this dead lover. Harlequin is written by Stephen Csutoras and illustrated by Stefano (Kafka) Gaudiano. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.