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Dark horse presents comic books issue 1

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

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    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 #1A
    Dark Horse Presents (2011 2nd Series) 1A

    Cover by Paul Chadwick. Frank Miller (W/A), Harlan Ellison (W), Howard Chaykin (W/A), Neal Adams (W/A), Richard Corben (W/A), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Randy Stradley (W), Paul Chadwick (W/A), David Chelsea (W/), Patrick Alexander (W/A), and others The legendary, premiere anthology is back! The 80-page spectacular, Dark Horse Presents returns with all-new stories by Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, and Richard Corben; a new Concrete story by Paul Chadwick, a new Crimson Empire story from the Star Wars universe, and an exclusive sneak peek of Frank Miller's highly-anticipated prequel to 300, Xerxes! The celebration continues with a brand-new, all-color Finder story by Carla Speed McNeil, a prose piece from science fiction legend Harlan Ellison, the return of Michael T. Gilbert's Mr. Monster, and much, much more! Cover price $7.99.

  • Issue #1B
    Dark Horse Presents (2011 2nd Series) 1B

    Variant Cover by Frank Miller. Frank Miller (W/A), Harlan Ellison (W), Howard Chaykin (W/A), Neal Adams (W/A), Richard Corben (W/A), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Randy Stradley (W), Paul Chadwick (W/A), David Chelsea (W/), Patrick Alexander (W/A), and others The legendary, premiere anthology is back! The 80-page spectacular, Dark Horse Presents returns with all-new stories by Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, and Richard Corben; a new Concrete story by Paul Chadwick, a new Crimson Empire story from the Star Wars universe, and an exclusive sneak peek of Frank Miller's highly-anticipated prequel to 300, Xerxes! The celebration continues with a brand-new, all-color Finder story by Carla Speed McNeil, a prose piece from science fiction legend Harlan Ellison, the return of Michael T. Gilbert's Mr. Monster, and much, much more! Cover price $7.99.

  • Issue #1C
    Dark Horse Presents (2011 2nd Series) 1C

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    Variant Cover by Paul Pope. This 1-in-20 variant edition was distributed with a bonus autograph from one of the contributing creators (may vary). Frank Miller (W/A), Harlan Ellison (W), Howard Chaykin (W/A), Neal Adams (W/A), Richard Corben (W/A), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Randy Stradley (W), Paul Chadwick (W/A), David Chelsea (W/), Patrick Alexander (W/A), and others The legendary, premiere anthology is back! The 80-page spectacular, Dark Horse Presents returns with all-new stories by Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, and Richard Corben; a new Concrete story by Paul Chadwick, a new Crimson Empire story from the Star Wars universe, and an exclusive sneak peek of Frank Miller's highly-anticipated prequel to 300, Xerxes! The celebration continues with a brand-new, all-color Finder story by Carla Speed McNeil, a prose piece from science fiction legend Harlan Ellison, the return of Michael T. Gilbert's Mr. Monster, and much, much more! Cover price $7.99.

  • Issue #1A
    Dark Horse Presents (2014 3rd Series) 1A

    Story and Art by Geof Darrow, David Mack, Brendan McCarthy, Peter Hogan, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Damon Gentry. Cover by Geof Darrow. Geof Darrow and Frank Miller's Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot returns in this new volume of the award-winning, long-running anthology powerhouse Dark Horse Presents! Also in the 48-page tome of awesome comics: Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse's Resident Alien, Brendan McCarthy's Dream Gang, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn's Wrestling with Demons, Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley's Sabertooth Swordsman, and David Mack's Kabuki! 56 pages, full color. Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #1B
    Dark Horse Presents (2014 3rd Series) 1B

    Story and Art by Geof Darrow, David Mack, Brendan McCarthy, Peter Hogan, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Damon Gentry. Cover by Geof Darrow. Geof Darrow and Frank Miller's Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot returns in this new volume of the award-winning, long-running anthology powerhouse Dark Horse Presents! Also in the 48-page tome of awesome comics: Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse's Resident Alien, Brendan McCarthy's Dream Gang, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn's Wrestling with Demons, Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley's Sabertooth Swordsman, and David Mack's Kabuki! 56 pages, full color. Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Best of Dark Horse Presents TPB (1989-1993 Dark Horse) 1-1ST Best of Dark Horse Presents TPB (1989-1993 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects stories from Dark Horse Presents (1986-2000) #1-20.

    Cover by Paul Chadwick. Foreword by Mike Richardson.

    An omnibus of the finest stories from the first two years of Dark Horse Presents, this 128-page collection features work by Paul Chadwick, Rick Geary, Michael T. Gilbert, Mark A. Nelson, Geof Darrow, and a host of other top creators! Plus, a painted Concrete cover by Paul Chadwick. For giving or for getting, this collection is the perfect gift for every Dark Horse fan!

    Includes: The Gray Embrace starring Concrete, script and art by Paul Chadwick. Cortege featuring Hellwalk, Inc., script by J.M. DeMatteis, art by Mark Badger. The Sack Murder of 1954, script and art by Rick Geary. Fossil or Perilous Archaeology, art by Tony Salmons. Paleolove, script and art by Gary Davis. Forgotten, script by Ross Evan West, art by Carel Moiseiwitsch. Quality Time starring Concrete, script and pencils by Paul Chadwick, inks by Paul Chadwick and Jed Hotchkiss. His World starring Mr. Monster, script and art by Michael T. Gilbert. The Visit, script and art by Doug Potter. Sead, script and art by Geoff Darrow.

    Softcover, 132 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1A
    Dark Horse Presents Aliens (1992) 1A

    All of the stand-alone stories from the past issues of Dark Horse Presents in one volume, and in color for the first time! This package includes stories by Mark Verheiden and Mark A. Nelson (DHP #24), Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan (DHP # 42-43), John Arcudi and Simon Bisley (DHP 5th Anniversary Special), and Arcudi, Guinan and Tony Akins (DHP #56). This volume is colored by Rachelle Menashe and Chris Chalenor. All wrapped up in a stunning new cover painting by Simon Bisley. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1B
    Dark Horse Presents Aliens (1992) 1B

    Platinum Edition Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    MySpace Dark Horse Presents TPB (2008-2011 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Written by Joss Whedon, Gerard Way, Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Gilbert Hernandez, Ron Marz, John Arcudi, Bob Fingerman, Fillbäch Bros. Art by Bob Fingerman, Fillbäch Bros, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Guy Davis, and Herb Trimpe. The first six issues of MySpace Dark Horse Presents includes Joss Whedon's complete rock'n'roll saga Sugarshock!, a fun-filled story about a quirky girl named Dandelion, and her love of music (and hatred of Vikings); Mike Mignola's haunting holiday tale, lushly illustrated by Guy Davis, "The Christmas Spirit"; a lost Umbrella Academy chapter written by Gerard Way about our favorite curmudgeon, The Kraken; and a four-part story dedicated to Eric Powell's The Goon. This volume also includes a wide range of established comics talent, and stories from newcomers who saw their professional debut in MySpace Dark Horse Presents. Softcover, 176 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Eerie Presents Hunter HC (2012 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Written by Rich Margopoulos. Art by Paul Neary. Cover by Ken Kelly.

    Son of a mutant general and a human mother, Hunter is a half-breed warrior who fights for survival on a weird, irradiated alternate Earth. Cursed to remain apart from humanity, Hunter still protects the defenseless with the hope that mankind will someday rise from barbarism and rule again!

    A perfect synthesis of fantasy and science-fiction storytelling, Eerie Presents: Hunter features the artwork of Paul Neary and collects the stories of all three incarnations of the Hunter character.

    With a new introduction by Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson, this deluxe hardcover also includes all Hunter spot art pieces and guest appearances that ran in the original Eerie magazine run!

    Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 232 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special TPB (1991 Dark Horse) 1-1ST
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    1st printing.

    Cover by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.

    Includes Give Me Liberty written by Frank Miller and illustrated by Dave Gibbons; The American by Mark Verheiden, Dougie Braithwaite and Robert Campanella; Aliens by John Arcudi and Simon Bisley; Black Cross by Chris Warner; Concrete by Paul Chadwick; The Aerialist by Matt Wagner; and a special adaptation of an Andrew Vacchs story by Jerry Prosser and Klaus Janson; an epilogue to the Aliens vs. Predator series by Randy Stradley and Phill Norwood, as well first episodes of A Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller, and lots more!

    Softcover, 112 pages, PC/PB&W.

    NOTE: 1st appearance of Marv (Sin City). Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special TPB (1991 Dark Horse) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings.

    It's the greatest single-issue blow-out of all time! Dark Horse Comics cordially invites you to a 112-page birthday bash celebrating this critically-acclaimed title's fifth anniversary and presenting brand new stories written and illustrated by many of the absolute top talents in the comics industry. get ready for some exciting, all-new tales, including Give Me Liberty written by Frank Miller and illustrated by Dave Gibbons; The American by Mark Verheiden, Dougie Braithwaite and Robert Campanella; Aliens by John (Terminator) Arcudi and Simon (Lobo) Bisley; Black Cross by Chris Warner; Concrete by Paul Chadwick; The Aerialist by Matt Wagner; and a special adaptation of an Andrew (Hard Candy, Blue Belle) Vacchs story by Jerry (Exquisite Corpse) Prosser and Klaus (Dark Knight, Daredevil) Janson. Also in this deluxe-format, perfect-bound book will be an epilogue to the Aliens vs. Predator series by Randy Stradley and Phill Norwood, as well as a new solo story by Frank Miller, and lots more! Every present needs some gift wrap, so we got Frank Miller and Lynn Varley to wrap it up for us with cover artwork depicting many of the characters found inside! Don't miss this book!

    Softcover, 112 pages, B&W Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Eerie Presents El Cid HC (2012 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Written by Budd Lewis. Art by Gonzalo Mayo, and Bernie Wirghtson. Cover by Sanjulian.

    Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar - also known to historians as El Cid - was an eleventh century Spanish military commander who led both Christians and Moors into battle. In the pages of Eerie magazine, however, writer Budd Lewis and artist Gonzalo Mayo transform El Cid into a larger-than-life fantasy warrior, battling dragons, trolls, and sirens for his life-and demons for his soul!

    This deluxe hardcover collects every El Cid adventure that ran in Warren Publishing's Eerie magazine in the mid-1970s, featuring the elaborately detailed artwork of Mayo, plus Eerie's original historical background feature.

    Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $15.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    CBLDF Presents Selling Comics SC (2019 Dark Horse) 1-1ST CBLDF Presents Selling Comics SC (2019 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Selling Comics is a practical guide to the nuts and bolts of modern comics retailing, with essays and "best practices" guidelines from some of the sharpest minds in the industry. Featuring articles on almost every aspect of comic retailing, including staging successful in-store events, training staff, and diversifying product lines, Selling Comics is a ground level guide to building, developing, and growing your shop.

    Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 144 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $14.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Creepy Presents Alex Toth HC (2015 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. A brilliant storyteller who wielded a dynamic, minimalist style, Alex Toth is considered a master in the fields of comic book storytelling, animation, and design. With Creepy Presents Alex Toth, all of his vibrant stories from Creepy and Eerie are collected in a deluxe hardcover for the first time ever! Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 168 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    CBLDF Presents Manga: Introduction, Challenges and Best Practices SC (2013 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Katherine Dacey. CBLDF Presents Manga: Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices is a handbook designed to provide libraries, booksellers, and fans with a concise and informed overview of manga-its history, genres, and challenges. What sets this book apart among manga guides is its expert panel of contributors-not only scholars of the medium, but veterans of the manga industry itself who've worked from both the North American and Japanese sides of the field. Softcover, 200 pages, B&W. Cover price $15.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson HC (2011 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Bernie Wrightson, Bruce Jones, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, and Budd Lewis. Art by Bernie Wrightson, Carmine Infantino, and Howard Chaykin. Cover by Bernie Wrightson. Horror legend Bernie Wrightson's Creepy and Eerie short stories, color illustrations, and frontispieces are finally collected in one deluxe hardcover! These classic tales from the 1970s and early 1980s include collaborations with fellow superstars and Warren Publishing alumni Bruce Jones, Carmine Infantino, Howard Chaykin, and others, as well as several adaptations and original stories written and drawn by Wrightson during one of the most fruitful periods of his career! The infamous "Jenifer" is included, as well as Wrightson's full-color "Muck Monster" and adaptations of Poe and Lovecraft classics. Harcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 144 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson HC (2011 Dark Horse) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Written by Bernie Wrightson, Bruce Jones, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, and Budd Lewis. Art by Bernie Wrightson, Carmine Infantino, and Howard Chaykin. Cover by Bernie Wrightson. Horror legend Bernie Wrightson's Creepy and Eerie short stories, color illustrations, and frontispieces are finally collected in one deluxe hardcover! These classic tales from the 1970s and early 1980s include collaborations with fellow superstars and Warren Publishing alumni Bruce Jones, Carmine Infantino, Howard Chaykin, and others, as well as several adaptations and original stories written and drawn by Wrightson during one of the most fruitful periods of his career! The infamous "Jenifer" is included, as well as Wrightson's full-color "Muck Monster" and adaptations of Poe and Lovecraft classics. Harcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 144 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Creepy Presents Richard Corben HC (2012 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Story Art and Cover by Richard Corben. Over 300 pages of timeless terror from a master storyteller! Horror comics visionary and coloring pioneer Richard Corben has been a voice of creativity and change for over four decades. For the first time ever, Corben's legendary Creepy and Eerie short stories and cover illustrations are being collected into one deluxe hardcover! With an informative foreword by artist and comic book colorist José Villarrubia-who also provides color restoration-this volume features Richard Corben's original stories, Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, and collaborations with cast of comic-book writers. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 320 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Creepy Presents Richard Corben HC (2012 Dark Horse) 1-REP

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    2nd or later printings. Story Art and Cover by Richard Corben. Over 300 pages of timeless terror from a master storyteller! Horror comics visionary and coloring pioneer Richard Corben has been a voice of creativity and change for over four decades. For the first time ever, Corben's legendary Creepy and Eerie short stories and cover illustrations are being collected into one deluxe hardcover! With an informative foreword by artist and comic book colorist José Villarrubia-who also provides color restoration-this volume features Richard Corben's original stories, Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, and collaborations with cast of comic-book writers. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 320 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Creepy Presents Steve Ditko HC ( 2013 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Archie Goodwin. Art and Cover by Steve Ditko. Making a lasting mark on comics as the co-creator of Spider-Man, Steve Ditko veered away from the mainstream and into darker territories at the end of the sixties, especially with his work in Creepy and Eerie! Warring wizards, paranoid goons, persistent heroes, and otherworldly domains dominate the diverse tales in this handsome hardcover collection-with fifteen of the sixteen stories written by fellow comics icon Archie Goodwin! Hardcover, 8-in. x 10-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Crime Does Not Pay Presents: City of Roses HC (2014 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Phil Stanford. Art and cover by Patric Reynolds. Portland, Oregon, is often called the Rose City, but the denizens that inhabit its underbelly rarely smell so sweet. Dirty cops, dirty robbers. These shady characters and their illicit connections reveal their boiling corruption in Phil Stanford's true crime stories. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. Collects City of Roses parts 1-12 from Dark Horse Presents. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 112 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Dr. Grordbort Presents: Victory HC (2009 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By jingo, by crikey, and by all that's good in this world, he's done it! Dr. Grordbort has released his directory of scientific splendor. A catalogue of wondrous contraptions and wave weapons of unprecedented power, this book makes available a myriad of destructive and beneficial devices to any intergalactic explorer: Rayguns, Metal Men, Ironclads, and Rocketships are all presented. Also included is a sequential pictographic essay (also known as a "comic") on the exploits of world-famous naturalist and adventurer Lord Cockswain. See him uncover the natural mysteries of Venus with several big guns! Written and Illustrated by Weta Workshop Conceptual Designer Greg Broadmore, this book sumptuously details a science-fiction history that never was. Hearkening back to the classic sci-fi serials of yesteryear, it features the Weta Originals line of highly limited Raygun collectibles and reveals their backstories and mythos. Weta Workshop is the New Zealand effects studio famous for its Oscar®-winning work on King Kong and The Lord of the Rings. From the brilliant and twisted minds at Weta Workshop! Hardcover, 9 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., full color. Cover price $19.95.