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Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) comic books

  • Issue #0
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 0

    By JOHJI MANABE. Showcased for the first time in the U.S. is the book-length short story "The Key of Graciale," starring the alien princess Kahm in an adventure predating her exploits in the now-concluded Outlanders series. Kahm's mission is to retrieve a special magical key from the clutches of an ancient evil wizard. She soon discovers that the key is no mere sorcerer's bauble, but a key to unlock a gate into the dimension of the Dead, a gate that can bring catastrophic consequences to the land of the living - and to Kahm! Includes a poster of Kahm and a special friend. No ads. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #1
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 1

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. More of the best Japanese comics from Dark Horse! Bug-eyed monsters from space invade Earth! An alien princess falls in love with a mere earthling! Tokyo destroyed (again!)! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #2
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 2

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. Emotionally burned out over the destruction of "The American" squad and his subsequent "adventures", The American finds himself easy prey for a cultish "youth" organization operating in the desert outside Los Angeles. Who exactly is behind the bunch? Is The American's recruitment an accident--or part of some larger scheme? And to add an ambiguous twist, is it possible that The American is actually happier with his new life? Part one of a multi-part adventure (this storyline delayed from last issue to give the current "violence" storyline room to expand!). 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #3
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 3

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. The alien Princess Kahm comes to Earth to regain her sword and to challenge our hero, the befuddled reporter Tetsuya, to a duel to the death! Meanwhile, the forces of the Earth continue their struggle against the otherwordly invaders--pitting a nuclear armed space shuttle against one of the aliens battle cruisers! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #4
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 4

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. In this issue the destinies of Kahm's living battle cruiser and of Japan itself are fatally linked, while Kahm's personal vendetta with Tetsuya turns into a more complex entanglement. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #5
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 5

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. More of the best manga from Japan! Princess Kahm takes Tetsuya, her reluctant Earthly lover, to her massive flagship where he discovers the history of the galaxy-spannings Santovaksu Empire, and learns that to Kahm's people, the human race are "insects" that must be exterminated! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #6
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 6

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. The invading Santovasku Empire turns its sights on Europe, sending in hordes of their "combat monsters" to battle the European and Soviet defenders! All looks lost for the forces of Earth, but the Santovasku have forgotten an important lesson from their distant past, and their over-confidence may lead to their doom! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #7
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 7

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. It's been a bad day for alien royalty! While flying over war-ravaged Germany, Princess Kahm is shot down, captured, tied up, beaten, stripped naked--and then things get bad! Forty pages of nonstop action and excitement! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #8
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 8

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. While Princess Kahm and Tetsuya, her human consort, struggle to survive the devastated Germany, the Imperial Fleet of the Santovasku Empire warps into orbit--led by the ruthless beast-man, Commander Geobaldi, Earth is already reeling, and the invasion has just begun! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #9
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 9

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. The vast battle armada of the Santovasku Empire is poised to make the final assault on Earth, but Princess Kahm orders the attack called off! Along with her Earth companion Tetsuya, she prepares to return to the capital planet of the Empire to convince her father, the Emperor, to make the truce permanent. Kahm only has one way to succeed--she must marry her human consort! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #10
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 10

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. With the extermination of the human race about to begin, Princess Kahm and her Earthling fiancé Tetsuya arrive at the capital of the Santovasku Empire, a palace complex covering an entire planet! Although Tetsuya is already overwhelmed by the majesty and unimaginable technology of the Santovasku, he must now act as the sole emissary of humanity as he faces Kahm's father, the all-powerful Emperor of the Santovasku! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #11
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 11

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. The Emperor of the star-spanning Santovasku Empire is none too happy when his daughter, Princess Kahm, announces her marriage to an Earthling, particularly when the Santovasku intend to exterminate the human race! And when the Emperor orders the Earthman's execution, all hell breaks loose as Kahm attempts a daring rescue of her husband-to-be! Daddy will never understand! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #12
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 12

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. Although Princess Kahm has saved her Earthling fiancé Tersuya from the Emperor's execution order, the star-crossed couple's troubles are only beginning! To escape the Santovasku homeworld and return to Earth, they must break through the full might of the Empire's battle fleet; and in doing so, Kahm must become a traitor to her own people! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #13
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 13

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. The truce is broken! Disobeying orders, the ruthless Commander Geobaldi unleashes the full power of the Santovasku Punitive Fleet against the major cities of North America. And if that isn't enough action, Princess Kahm and Tetsuya prepare to spend their first night together! The fireworks will light up the skies! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #14
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 14

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. The cities of North America have been reduced to smoking ruins by the interstellar armada of the Santovasku Empire, and Princess Kahm must return to Earth with her Earthling fiancee, Tetsuya, to prevent any further destruction. But when their ship accidentally crashes into the command vessel of the Santovasku fleet, Tetsuya finds himself locked in mortal combat with the merciless beast-man, commander Geobaldi! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #15
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 15

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. A rift in the invading armada's chain of command hurls young Tetsuya into a duel with the warrior Maruda- a fight that leaves Tetsuya mortally wounded! Will even Princess Kahm's psychic healing powers be enough to pull her husband back from the brink of death? It's another dramatic highwater mark for this action-packed series! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #16
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 16

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. As Tetsuya recovers from his life-threatening struggle with the beast-man Geobaldi, aid in Princess Kahm's struggle against the forces of the Santovasku Empire comes from an unexpected corner! Meanwhile, on Earth, the sorceress Jilehr faces a battle of her own- one between the two sides of her own personality! Who will win- Jilehr, possibly Earth's greatest defender, or Aki, a frightened young woman? 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #17
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 17

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. Princess Kahm, her Earthling fiancé Tetsuya, her friend Battia, and their new ally, the beast-man Geobaldi, propose a cease-fire to an alien-ravaged Earth. earth's leader, the mysterious Neo, agrees to their terms- but his aide-de-camp, General Togo, is determined to sabotage any peace between Kahm's rebel forces and the Earth! His plan: create a rift between the Princess and Tetsuya. His weapons: two beautiful women from Tetsuya's past! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #18
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 18

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. Princess Kahm and her renegade battle fleet attempt to form an alliance with the armies of Earth so that their combined might can stand against the awesome invasion armada sent by Kahm's father, Emperor of the Santovasku. Tensions are pushed to the limit during the delicate negotiations as sworn enemies explore their one chance to stave off an interstellar genocide! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #19
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 19

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. Princess Kahm's armed revolt against her father's interstellar empire takes a turn for the worse when the Emperor orders an all-out surprise assault against his daughter's rebel fleet. but aboard Kahm's own vessel lurks an even greater threat- a stowaway Earth girl bent on vengeance for her parents' death at the hands of the Santovasku! Could Kahm's alliance with Earth leave her open to assassination? 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #20
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 20

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. It's a face-to-face confrontation when Princess Kahm stares down her father, Emperor Quevas, and refuses to accede to his demands that she end her relationship with Tetsuya! Kahm receives some unexpected support, which results in a wedding announcement! In retaliation, Emperor Quevas sends a punitive fleet to Earth - with orders not only to crush the rebellion, but to annihilate the entire solar system! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #21
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 21

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. While Princess Kahm dreams of wedded bliss, Tetsuya contemplates their plight. With the Empire's entire fleet of 8,170,000 ships bent on the annihilation of his paltry rebel fleet of 122, he has got to wonder about the sanity of their rebel plans. Of course, they do have the planet Earth on their side, not to mention the nearly limitless power of the sorceress Jilehr! But General Togo has an ace up his sleeve with "Operation Phoenix"! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #22
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 22

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. Kahm and Tetsuya's wedding plans rush forward as the clock ticks down for the arrival of eight million Santovasku warships sent to obliterate the solar system. But an unknown factor is soon to be unleashed by General Togo - Operation Phoenix. Earth's moon is, in reality, a giant disguised weapons system left over from the wars that destroyed the ancestors of the Santovasku. Togo plans to activate the system and destroy the invading fleet, but his ambitions reach one step further - a galaxy ruled by Earth! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #23
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 23

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. The big day has arrived! Kahn and Tetsuya are finally united in the bonds of interstellar matrimony, and the celebration of the century is launched! But just as our lovebirds are about to begin their honeymoon, they are interrupted by gatecrashers- eight million Santovasku warships bent on the annihilation of the wedding party, planet Earth, and the entire Solar System! Who's going to pay for this mess?! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #24
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 24

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. The wedding party of Kahm and Tetsuya is turned into a war party as their tiny rebel fleet charges head-to-head into the vast armada of the Santovasku Empire- eight million ships whose mission is to vaporize Earth! But, there are wild cards in the deck. The spirit of Neo- sworn enemy of the Santovasku- moves beyond the grave and possesses Tetsuya's friend , Aki. And if that doesn't raise the stakes enough, the surface of the moon begins to split open as General Togo activates the gigantic weapons system hidden within! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #25
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 25

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. As Princess Kahm's tiny fleet crumbles against the might of eight million Santovasku warships, rebel commander Geobaldi challenges the Santovasku Group Commander to a ship-to-ship duel. While the mighty living battleships grapple in mortal combat, aboard Kahm's vessel, Tetsuya's friend Aki is again possessed by the spirit of the all-powerful sorceress Jilehr, who take control of the rebel force. And if these developments weren't enough logs on the fire, General Togo activates the giant weapons complex that is Earth's moon and, oblivious to friend or foe, unleashes the battlestation's immeasurable firepower directly into the center of the battle! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #26
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 26

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. The Santovasku invasion force and the rebel fleet have been destroyed by the massive hidden weapons complex that is Earth's moon, and only the sorcery of Jilehr saves Princess Kahm and those aboard her vessel from annihilation. A triumphant General Togo plans next to turn the moon/battlestation's limitless power against the Imperial Planet of the Empire, leaving Earth to dominate the galaxy. But before Togo can begin his dream of conquest, the control systems of the station mysteriously become inoperative. To the horror of all, the Sorceress Jilehr has taken control of the gigantic satellite, setting it on a collision course with Earth! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #27
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 27

    Story and art by Johji Manabe. Spectacle so vast we needed extra pages to show it! With Earth destroyed, the Sorceress Jilehr transports the survivors of Kahm's rebel fleet to the Santovasku homeworld for a final confrontation with Kahm's father, Emperor of the Santovasku. Kahm, Tetsuya, and company must watch helplessly as Jilehr and the Emperor clash in a planet-wide fire storm of apocalyptic mystical power. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #28
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 28

    By JOHJI MANABE. The Santovasku homeworld lies ravaged in the aftermath of a war of magic, and the Sorceress Jilehr lies dying, her duel with the Emperor ending in bitter failure. As Kahm and her band of rebels mourn their fallen ally, the triumphant Emperor projects himself aboard the rebel command vessel and spirits Kahm away. If Tetsuya leaves his princess bride forever, the Emperor will spare him and his comrades - but instead, Tetsuya leads the remnants of the rebel fleet in an all-out suicide run to the Emperor's private chambers to rescue the captured princess! No ads. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #29
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 29

    By JOHJI MANABE. While Tetsuya frantically searches the Imperial Palace for his captive bride, Princess Kahm, the last remnants of the rebel army fight a desperate delaying action against the hordes of the Emperor's palace guard. Their backs to the wall, their blood buying time, Geobaldi and Battia face certain death as they heroically battle hand-to-hand against an endless stream of Santovasku warriors! No ads. Dark Horse trading cards inside! Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #30
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 30

    By JOHJI MANABE. With the last warriors of the rebel army vanquished, only Tetsuya remains to rescue his imprisoned bride Kahm from her father, Emperor of the Santovasku. But when Tetsuya finally reaches the Emperor's chambers, he does not find a loving wife, but a transformed Kahm, brainwashed and intent on cutting Tetsuya to ribbons. No ads. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #31
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 31

    By JOHJI MANABE. On the ravaged homeworld of the Santovasku, Earthman Tetsuya Wakatsuki lies dying, struck down by the sword of his brainwashed alien bride, Kahm. As the sight of her mortally wounded husband shatters the mind control of her father, the Santovasku Emperor, Kahm realizes she has but one chance to save Tetsuya - she must tap into the fiery energies of the planet itself and battle her father to the death. No ads. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #32
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 32

    By JOHJI MANABE. Kahm and Tetsuya have vanquished Kahm's father, the Santovasku Emperor, but the victory is short-lived. The Emperor's fate unleashes the awesome powers of the Imperial Planet in a cataclysmic eruption that threatens to trap the two lovers in the seething energies of a dying planet! No ads. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #33
    Outlanders (1988-1991 Dark Horse) 33

    Final issue. By JOHJI MANABE. Tetsuya and Kahm have left the disintegrated Imperial Planet of the Santovasku behind them. The battle is won, but leaving a terrible cost. Life goes on, though, and we learn the ultimate fate of two star-crossed lovers in this touching finale to the Outlanders epic. No ads. Cover price $2.50.