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  • Issue #101
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 101

    Cover by Bernie Wrightson. Bernie Wrightson, Paul Pope, Harvey Pekar, and John Bolton! Editor Bob Schreck continues to mix it up in Dark Horse Presents, the greatest anthology on the market! Where else could you find one of the most talented macabre artists of the century drawing one of the coolest monsters of film and comics? Bernie Wrightson teams up with red-hot Spiderman author Ron Marz for a two-part Aliens story! This is the finest pen-and-ink work you're likely to see this year, and the creepiest interpretation of the big bugs in a long time. And if you've somehow missed Paul Pope's self-published work, part one of the year-long "One Trick Rip Off" will show you why this new guy got all those Eisner nominations his first time out of the gate. This issue also features underground luminaries Harvey Pekar and Joe Sacco, and a hard-boiled cop tale by Steve Niles and Paul Lee, which connects to the stunning back cover painting by John Bolton! This issue's so over-stuffed with greatness, we don't even have room for a letters column! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #102
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 102

    Cover by Bernie Wrightson. In this conclusion to the "Aliens" story, the extraterrestrial scientists from last issue become fodder for the big bug, and their ship crashes into an earth jungle. Notables Bernie Wrightson and Ron Marz turn in a fast-moving, suspenseful, and beautifully rendered tale of everyone's favorite exoskeletal carnivores. "Mr. Painter" is the story of a disaffected artiste, Alan Bland -- a coffee addict and tuba aficionado -- who becomes obsessed with an old painting he finds in his parents' home. "The One Trick Rip-off" is a stylish, comics noir strip set in a near-future L.A. and focuses on a small group of thieves called the One Tricks. Paul Pope follows up on his Eisner-nominated THB with the second chapter of this twelve-part thriller. "Cal: Hairball" is a mystery featuring Cal McDonald, paranormal investigator, whose pursuit of some weird characters puts him on the trail of a murderer. And in "Sun Ra," Pekar and Sacco give a biographical profile on the band leader who first incorporated electric instruments with percussion and wind instruments to mix traditional African music with modern jazz. B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #103
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 103

    Cover by Stan Shaw. Jack Kirby is the undeniable King of Comics. He created most of the heroes we all grew up with. But superheroes weren't his exclusive subject matter -- he also drew westerns, crime stories, romance comics . . . and Bible plates. In the 1970s, Kirby illustrated his favorite scenes from the Old Testament; not comic stories, but illustrative plates. "It was the best work of his life," says Roz Kirby. "The artwork he was most proud of." For a look at the greatest work of the greatest illustrator comics has ever known -- will ever know -- be sure to order your copy of Dark Horse Presents #103. And as if that's not enough, the most diverse anthology in comics runs the gamut this month, ranging from the slyly hip to the angst-ridden to the weird and supernatural. The world's first unborn superhero, "The Pink Tornado," debuts in this issue, "Mr. Painter" continues the story of a disaffected artiste, Alan Bland -- a coffee addict and tuba aficionado -- who becomes obsessed with an old painting he finds in his parents' home. Paul Pope, alternative comics genius, continues "The One Trick Rip-Off," a stylish, comics noir strip set in a near-future Los Angeles and focusing on a small group of thieves called the One Tricks. "Cal: Hairball" is a mystery featuring Cal McDonald, paranormal investigator, whose pursuit of some weird characters puts him hot on the trail of a murderer. This month, these weird characters show themselves as even weirder by killing Cal's client! Kitsch, comedy, comics noir, and Kirby -- if you're wanting anything more, you're just getting greedy! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #104
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 104

    Cover by Scott Musgrove. A stillborn superhero; an artiste for whom life has lost all meaning; a gang of hard-boiled thieves in future Los Angeles; a paranormal private eye. Put these diverse elements into the same book and you have the 104th issue of the comics industry's premiere anthology title. In "The Pink Tornado," the world's first stillborn superhero confronts his arch-nemesis, Dr. Canada, the nefarious leader of the secret society known only as I.C.O.N. "That's Mr. Painter to You" is the story of Alan Bland, a disaffected artistewith an unhealthy obsession for an old painting he found in his parents' home. In "The One Trick Rip-Off," a stylish, comics noir strip set in a near future Los Angeles, we meet a small cabal of hardbitten thieves, known to each other as the One Tricks. Finally, in "Cal: Hairball" we continue unfolding the story of Cal McDonald, paranormal investigator, whose search for a murderer leads inexorably to some truly weird characters who get even weirder, fiestier, and hairier during the full moon! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #105
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 105

    Cover by Casey Jones and Bruce Patterson. The oldest and freshest anthology series in the comics business serves up another heaping helping of sophistication and diversity. The tales range from the supernatural to the absurd to existential to nitty-gritty crime fiction. The creators have prior credits that span the range of modern comics as well, from Ghost to Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor to Star Wars: Dark Lords of the Sith. Paul Pope, alternative comics genius, continues "The One Trick Rip-Off," a stylish, comics noir strip set in a near-future Los Angeles and focusing on a small group of thieves called the One Tricks. In "Cal Hairball," Steve Niles concludes his 4-part serial about Cal MacDonald, a paranormal investigator whose search for a murderer leads him into out onto a busy highway for a climactic confrontation with a werewolf. Scott Musgrove and Darick Chamberlin's "The Pink Tornado" is the world's first stillborn superhero. In this last of 3 parts, he goes up against his arch-nemesis, Dr. Canada, the Provincial Man, a man with eerily detachable body parts. "That's Mr. Painter to You" concludes Stan Shaw's existential tale of a disaffected artiste named Alan Bland -- a coffee addict and tuba aficionado -- who becomes obsessed with an old painting found in his parents' home. Dark Horse Presents is the bastion of postmodern comics, 105 issues strong. Find out why readers around the world keep coming back for more, month after month. Kitsch, comedy, and noir. If you want any more than that, you're just getting greedy. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #106
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 106

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    Cover by Bill Wray. A rock-hard projectile of indeterminate origin is forcing its way out of his buttocks! It's Big Blown Baby's first solid poo, and there's no way he's going to drop that golden brick without thousands of witnesses present to sanctify the proceedings! Join Ren and Stimpy animator Bill Wray and scatological scat-man Robert Loren Fleming for the bare-assed adventures of Big Blown Baby, in a tale heralding his four-issue miniseries! And speaking of big, we've got the King of Monsters in an enormous bind -- it's the funniest Godzilla story you will ever read, courtesy of alternative comics legends Ed Brubaker (Prez) and Dave Cooper (Pressed Tongue). And then, after your sides are all sore from laughing, we hit you with a spot of serious entertainment, Paul Pope's latest chapter of "The One Trick Rip- Off," a crime-noir comic about a bunch of young toughs getting out-toughed by a dame. Three great tastes that go great together -- that's DHP #106! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #107
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 107

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    Cover by Mike Mignola. Mike Mignola's Hellboy brought major attention to DHP twenty issues ago; now his latest creation is sure to do the same! Mignola and Sam and Max creator Steve Purcell have come together to introduce a waiting world to "Rusty Razorclam, President of Neptune!" The horrorist and humorist reminisce about Rusty's days as a space cadet at the Academy, a time when one of his genetic experiments got way out of hand. And this terrific lead-in starts off a killer line-up, including two new serials: Jack Pollock's "Devil Chef" and Renée French's "The Ninth Gland." But the fun doesn't end there! Rick Geary was doing "alternative" work before the word was coined -- so his "Fashions in Humiliation and Debasement" is right at home with this creative crowd! And last, but certainly not least, Paul Pope delivers another chapter in his gritty 12-part tale of urban sleeze and thievery, "The One Trick Rip-Off." Cover by Mike Mignola. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #108
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 108

    Cover by Renee French. Comics' longest-running anthology series serves up another feast of diverse delights, starting with a chunk of "The Ninth Gland" by Renée French, the creator of Fantagraphics's Grit Bath. It's the weird but strangely sweet story about a janitor named Huey Kittentank and two young girls who perform surgery to save the life of an unnamable foundling creature from the girls' back yard. More strange critters inhabit Jack Pollock's latest Devil Chef culinary caper, as the Chef's protégé-gone-wrong carries out unholy gustatory experiments using -- tapeworms! Paul Pope's "The One-Trick Rip Off" continues its gritty excursion into a noir Los Angeles, replete with crime, thievery, and thuggery. Finally, newcomers Scott Gillis and Jeff DeMos offer the black humor of "The Perfect Tree," the story of a suicide attempt that doesn't go quite according to plan. Renée French and Laura Allred (Madman Comics) have created an eerily evocative cover, portraying Huey Kittentank from "The Ninth Gland." DHP #108 is your one-stop shop for all flavors from the sweet to the weird. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #109
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 109

    Cover by Paul Pope. New York is a young man's best friend -- if that young man has a steady job that pays big bucks. But to comic-book artist Al Milgrom, fresh off the bus from the Midwest, The Big Apple is the worst kind of enemy. He has no job and no friends. But what he does have is his "New York Pets"! Join Al Milgrom -- one of the shapers of the Silver Age of comics -- in this behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a cartoonist. Plus the twists and dips keep on coming in Paul Pope's "One Trick Rip-Off"; Renée French continues to surprise us in "The Ninth Gland"; and the culinary wonders of the underworld are revealed in Jack Pollock's "Devil Chef"! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #110
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 110

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    Cover by August Hall. Joshua's dad loves him -- Josh knows that 'cause his dad beats him. That's how dads show affection. And that's how Joshua will show his new friend that he loves him, when his friend finally hatches from his "Egg." Frank Lovece and Christopher Schenck spin a web of an abusive father and a mysterious egg in this new, four-part serial. Also, Paul Pope, Renée French, and Shannon Wheeler provide new installments of "The One Trick Rip-Off," "The Ninth Gland," and "Too Much Coffee Man," all under a haunting painting by August Hall, whose work has graced Vertigo's The Books of Magic. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #111
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 111

    Cover by Eric White. Oddball artist Eric White contributes a painted cover featuring the twisted characters from Renée French's "The Ninth Gland," which continues its descent into the bizarre caverns of the human mind. The peril escalates as Paul Pope does that Paul-Pope thing in the new chapter of "The One Trick Rip-Off." In part two of Frank Lovece and Christopher Schenck's "Egg," we get a glimpse into Charlie's life and the source of the anger he takes out on his son Joshua. When Charlie comes home to release that anger yet again, he is shocked to stumble upon the newly hatched inhabitant of Joshua's egg. And, finally, Shannon Wheeler's Too Much Coffee Man grinds life's problems into a tasty, though highly strung, treat. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #112
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 112

    Cover by Paul Pope. All good things must come to an end. In this issue of DHP, three serials reach their finalès. In "Egg," by Frank Lovece and Christopher Schenck, Charlie's egg hatches, and what's inside is more than he or his father bargained for. Renée French comes to the bottom of her spiral into the bizarre and exposes the gooey center of "The Ninth Gland." Finally, the fate of Tubby and Vim is revealed in the final chapter of Paul Pope's "The One Trick Rip-Off." Pope provides a wraparound cover, sending everything off with a bang. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #113
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 113

    Cover by Steve Leialoha. An assassin took his family, fire took his home, and a bullet took his life. He's not like other dogs -- he's Trypto, the Acid Dog, and he's only one of three new features launching in this issue of DHP! Bill Mumy, Miguel Ferrer, and Steve Leialoha bring the toughest canine in comics to the pages of DHP, where he resides side by side with "My Vagabond Days," Steve Seagle and Stefano Gaudiano's serious tale of growing up in the midst of the Vietnam War. And leading off our 113th issue is Ed Brubaker's highly acclaimed "Lowlife." A mainstay of self-publishing for years, "Lowlife" makes its Dark Horse debut with "The Wreck," an examination of bad relationships, karmic coincidence, and the little details that allow life to make sense. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #114
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 114

    Cover by Frank Miller and Walter Simonson. Frank Miller and Walter Simonson are just two reasons to get into the all-new DHP! Walter Simonson brings us an all-new story starring the galaxy-spanning Star Slammers. Space is a dangerous and mysterious place, but with the Star Slammers around, there's always a little bit of hope and a whole lot of adventure! Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, Lance Blastoff is jet-packing his way across the cosmos, courtesy of Frank Miller! It's an all-new, politically incorrect, sci-fi adventure -- fun for the whole family! Bill Mumy, Miguel Ferrer, and Steve Leialoha will have you begging for treats with the latest installment of "Trypto the Acid Dog"! Our canine hero finds himself down in the fighting ring with an angry pit bull. Can he fight his way out before his family moves to a new city and leaves him behind? Finally, in the second of Ed Brubaker's "Lowlife" stories, a relationship falls apart, a man goes crazy with a gun, and the sun turns black. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #115
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 115

    Cover by Frank Miller and Roger Langridge. DHP continues to mix it up this month, and it's all decked out in its new flip-book format! Frank Miller provides a cover featuring the return of John Arcudi's misfit detective The Creep! Arcudi is joined by Firearm artist Brian O'Connell for a story that proves that pain, unlike beauty, is not just skin deep. Also, Roger Langridge and Gordon Rennie bring us a hilarious send-up of classic silver-age superhero comics in "Dr. Spin," and Bill Mumy, Miguel Ferrer, and Steve Leialoha present the third chapter of "Trypto the Acid Dog," in which the caped canine escapes the gladiator pit, only to find his family has moved to another town. Finally, the conclusion of Ed Brubaker's "Lowlife" trilogy cuts another insightful slice off the mass psychosis of modern society. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #116
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 116

    Cover by Scott Musgrove. DHP continues in its mission of bringing in the greatest talent and the most original stories! Hilarious tales let the hot air out of the superhero genre! In Gordon Rennie and Roger Langridge's "Dr. Spin," the intrepid Master of the Improbable is called out of his retirement to battle the chaos that is destroying comic-book continuity everywhere! Bill Mumy, Miguel Ferrer, and Steve Leialoha give us "Trypto the Acid Dog." Trypto is "Lost in Space," and has a close encounter with some curious aliens. Unfortunately for them, Trypto isn't like other dogs! Of course, neither is "Fat Dog Mendoza," Scott Musgrove's superhero supreme. Fat Dog and The Whoosh are trying to get away for the weekend, but they discover that wherever you go, there'll always be sheep. This issue features an all-new Fat Dog cover by Mr. Musgrove himself! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #117
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 117

    Cover by Duncan Fegredo. Aliens invade this month's Dark Horse Presents! Two retirement-minded bounty hunters hope to make some quick cash by selling Alien skulls in "Headhunters," an all-new story by super-scribe Mike W. Barr and legendary artist Gene Colan. A close encounter of a different kind takes place when Trypto the Acid Dog and his boy, Robbie, are kidnapped by feline space creatures. Trypto could use some help vanquishing these sour-pusses, but in space, no one can hear you bark! "Trypto the Acid Dog" is brought to you by the collective creative talents of Bill Mumy, Miguel Ferrer, and Steve Leialoha. Finally, in Gordon Rennie and Roger Langridge's kooky corner of the cosmos, things go from bad to worse for Dr. Spin, Mystic Master of the Improbable. He's fallen out of regular comic-book continuity and is stuck in the land of forgotten superheroes -- Continuity Limbo! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #118
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 118

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    Cover by Arthur Adams and Evan Dorkin. Monkeyman and O'Brien make their return to these pages with an all-new serial by Legend cartoonist Arthur Adams! Our daring duo butts heads with Gorhemoth, the living garbage heap. Meanwhile, the only monster on Evan Dorkin's "Hectic Planet" is that twisted creature called love, and Halby is suffering at its hands! In the final chapter of "Trypto the Acid Dog" by Bill Mumy, Miguel Ferrer, and Steve Leialoha, the faithful canine saves his boy and family from the hands of evil; and in their last chapter, Dr. Spin and Spin Girl save comic books as we know them, ensuring future employment for their creators, Gordon Rennie and Roger Langridge. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #119
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 119

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    Cover by Troy Nixey. Even as Art Adams provides the conclusion to his all-new, two-part Monkeyman & O'Brien adventure, Troy Nixey, creator of Bill the Clown, makes his DHP debut with a six-part story about a little boy named Trout. In this first installment, Trout undertakes a surrealistic journey to retrieve the piece of his inner evil that has escaped him. In pursuit of an evil of a different kind, a mismatched band of hunters set out on a trek in the jungle. But are they prepared to meet a Predator and face judgment under his code of honor? The games come courtesy of Mike W. Barr, Scott Kolins, and Dan Schaefer. Finally, take a visit to Evan Dorkin's "Hectic Planet," and discover why soccer is detrimental to a romantic relationship. More fun than a barrel of monkeys rubbing honey on themselves, this slew of stories is capped by a marvelously constructed cover by Troy Nixey. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #120
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 120

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    Cover by Al Williamson. Variety is the spice of life, and nothing is spicier than DHP! First up, a delectable dish from Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales) and Al Williamson (Star Wars: A New Hope). "One Last Job" is a short tale about an interplanetary bounty hunter who's ready to quit for the joys of love, but can't seem to keep himself from chasing just one more big score. Our second course is a healthy helping of The Lords of Misrule, currently enjoying its own DH miniseries. Taking urban legends and standing them on end, John Tomlinson and Peter Snejbjerg (Vertigo's The Dreaming) have brewed up a prequel that will keep you up all night. This is followed by the tantalizing continuation of "Trout," Troy Nixey's surrealistic journey. Trout is in search of evil that escaped him when he wasn't paying attention, and he may end up uncovering more secrets than he was planning for. Finally, Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) offers his famous "Hectic Planet" dessert. A love lost is the worst thing in the world, especially when it has gone and died without telling you. Be careful, because mourning can be explosive. Topping it all off is a crisp afterdinner mint, a one-page tale about the intuitive power of friends and coping with loss. "Gather Ye Rosebuds" is by Bob Schreck, Casey Jones, and Monty Sheldon. Oh, and don't forget our appetizer, a scrumptious cover by Al Williamson based on an idea he had when he was twelve, later sketched out when he was nineteen, and now finally finished, at an age where Al's far too charming to have to disclose how old he really is. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #121
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 121

    Cover by Arnold Pander. Jack Zero is a legendary gunslinger immortalized in pulp magazines, but when he tells the story himself, it's clear that the truth is a lot different than the fiction that was made out of it. European performance artist Zero Boy and Eisner Award winning artist Arnold Pander (Triple*X, Rune, Grendel) collaborate on the five-part series "Jack Zero," which begins here. Meanwhile, writer Darko Macan (Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron, Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths) and artist Tommy Lee Edwards (Helix's Gemini Blood, Batman Chronicles) craft an eerie short story of Aliens, where the only things that are clearly black-and-white are the ink and the paper. In "Aliens: Borderlines," a soldier on a far outpost learns what it's like to live in the sort of fear armies inspire. He's come face to face with an Alien, and he's not sure how literal a face-to-face meeting it was. And for those who are already along for the ride, we have the next installments of "The Lords of Misrule," by John Tomlinson and Peter Snejbjerg (The Dreaming), and "Trout," by Troy Nixey. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #122
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 122

    Cover by Peter Snejbjerg . Old ladies with sharp objects are bad, especially in the world of The Lords of Misrule. Urban legends become real nightmares, courtesy of John Tomlinson and Peter Snejbjerg (who provides this issue's gruesome cover). Speaking of bad dreams, Trout's has gotten free, and he's just about to catch up with it. But what happens when you look in the face of your own terror? "Trout" is by Canadian artist Troy Nixey (Bill the Clown). "Jack Zero," the new strip by Arnold Pander (Triple*X, Rune) and European performance artist Zero Boy continues as Jack meets Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickock, Annie Oakley, and the love of his life, Rose Barclay. Hanging with these dangerous folk starts the Jack Zero legend, the stuff pulps are made of. Finally, in the first part of "Imago," writer John Arcudi (Lobo/Mask) and artist Brian O'Connell (Predator: Kindred) look at the difference between two generations of superheroes, as nobility clashes with grim and gritty. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #123
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 123

    Cover by Duncan Fegredo. Featuring "Jack Zero," by Arnold Pander (Triple*X, Rune) and Zero Boy!, "Trout," by Troy Nixey, and from John Arcudi (Mask/Lobo) and Brian O'Connell (Predator: Kindred), the conclusion of "Imago," chronicling the rise of the grim-and-gritty hero Death Knell! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #124
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 124

    Cover by Val Mayerik. This issue leads off with an all-new Predator story by House of Secrets writer Steve Seagle with X-Men artist Duncan Rouleau and Jim Royal! Plus, Arnold Pander and Zero Boy continue the legend of Jack Zero, the real-life, pulp-magazine gunfighter! And in Jon Lewis' "Outside, Inside," two socially inept twins discover life on two opposite planes -- the microscopic world of germs and the vastness of outer space. Both lead to trouble. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #125
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 125

    Cover by Dan Brereton. This 125th milestone issue has it all: a trick and a treat! This issue features the return of Dan Brereton's Nocturnals, the conclusion of Arnold Pander and Zero Boy's Jack Zero, and an original short story by Jason Lutes (Jar of Fools, Berlin). B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #126
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 126

    Cover by Dan Brereton, Stan Manoukian and Vince Roucher. Giant-sized flip-book issue! Featuring 48 fat pages and: * Dan Brereton's The Nocturnals! * Tarzan and Shadow artists Stan & Vince debut their high-paced, ultraviolent "Metalfer"! * An all-new Starship Troopers story by Jan Strnad (Star Wars) and Tommy Lee Edwards (Batman Chronicles)! * Rich Hedden tells the tale of Snipe, a monster hunter in Hollywood, where the true beasts come in the hundreds! * Jeff DeMos and Scott Gillis (Neon Lit: Perdita Durango) return to tell the tale of a man obsessed with circles in "A Hole in the Head." * Two covers -- one by Dan Brereton and one by Stan & Vince! Plus new strips by Diana Schutz, Bernie Mireault (The Jam), & Rupert Bottenberg and Steven Weissman (featuring characters from Yikes!). B&W. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #127
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 127

    Cover by Dan Brereton. This issue: It's the final chapter of The Nocturnals, Dan Brereton's creepy horror serial, Stan and Vince's "Metalfer" continues, as Dr. Jones runs for his life from giant robots, evil mercenaries, and ruthless corporate fat cats, and Shane Oakley begins "Stiltskin," the story of a young boy with a horrible deformity but a terrific imagination. Growing up, he shows the bullies what he's made of. Yet, evil forces loom . . . B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #128
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 128

    Cover by Dave Cooper. Dave Cooper (Suckle) returns to DHP with a brand-new strip. "Dan and Larry" are pals . . . but Larry's got some creepy problems that make Dan a little uncomfortable. Stan and Vince (Tarzan) wrap up their ultraviolent science-fiction story, "Metalfer," with a super-ending that has to be seen to be believed. And Shane Oakley (Rock `n' Roll High School) continues the story of "Stiltskin," a child with a strange affliction that makes him an outcast and the subject of ridicule. Armed with his imagination, he will make them all eat his words. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #129
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 129

    Cover by Kelley Jones. Fresh out of his own hit miniseries, Kelley Jones' Hammer bursts into the pages of DHP for a special short story. It's horror of high-caliber from one of comics' most popular artists! Dave Cooper (Suckle) continues to chronicle the sick relationship between Dan and Larry. Dan has to go into town to get a special device to save a herd of sheep, but will he find what he needs or just pursue what he wants? In the third chapter of "Stiltskin," Egon has lost everything, but sometimes that's where life begins. This tale of a defiant young man versus impossible odds is by Shane Oakley (Rock `n' Roll High School). Finally, an all-new "Zombie Kid" strip by Generation X artist Jim Mahfood! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #130
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 130

    Cover by Pat McEown. Dave Cooper (Suckle) looks at a friendship in disrepair in the third "Dan & Larry." "Mary Walker, The Woman" is the story of a courageous soldier who fights impossible odds, and it comes courtesy of Doug Murray (The 'Nam) and Roberta Gregory (Naughty Bits). Also, Steven Weissman (Yikes!) contributes another audacious adventure of Phineas Page, the Bookshelf Phantom. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #131
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 131

    Cover by Gilbert Hernandez. Love & Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez crafts an all-new tale of Gaby, Kitten, and Maribel, the heroines of his delightful Girl Crazy series. Things are going from bad to worse for Dan in the penultimate chapter of Dave Cooper's, "Dan & Larry." "The Fall" is a new serial by Ed Brubaker (Detour, Prez) and Jason Lutes (Berlin). A kid pokes his nose into something he shouldn't, and could lead to him getting that nose cut off. Troy Nixey ("Trout") returns with -- "Boogie Picker"! Demons of the night beware! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #132
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 132

    Cover by Adam Warren and Dave Cooper. Adam Warren, fresh off Gen 13, returns to the characters that made him famous -- The Dirty Pair! Kei and Yuri are sent to rescue a political prisoner, and massive explosions are inevitable! Dave Cooper (Hellboy Jr.) wraps up "Dan & Larry" with an extra long chapter. Also, in Ed Brubaker (Detour) and Jason Lutes' (Berlin, Jar of Fools) "The Fall," Kurt gets deeper into the mystery of the buried purse he found -- and it leads to murder! A flip-book featuring covers by both Dave Cooper and Adam Warren. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #133
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 133

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    Cover by Adam Warren and Michael Kaluta. Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic character, Carson of Venus, makes his debut in an all-new adventure by Star Wars writer Darko Macan and Vertigo artist Peter Doherty. Adam Warren continues his adventures of The Dirty Pair. Ed Brubaker (Detour) and Jason Lutes' (Berlin, Jar of Fools) "The Fall" continues, with Kurt getting in way over his head. Finally, a full-length "Blue Monday" adventure by Chynna Clugston-Major (Bloodletting). B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #134
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 134

    Cover by Doug Mahnke and Adam Warren. Adam Warren dishes up mayhem and destruction in the form of The Dirty Pair! From Darko Macan and Peter Doherty's new tale, Carson of Venus, comes the question, "What do you do if your girlfriend is kidnapped by a tribe of men?" Bob Fingerman and Sibin provide a new outrageous Mask tale that will lead into a brand new series, with a special cover by Doug Mahnke. And Jason Lutes and Ed Brubaker continue The Fall. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #135
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 135

    Cover by Geof Darrow. Witness the conclusion of Ed Brubaker and Jason Lute's "The Fall." Darko Macan and Peter Doherty bring their epic tale of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic character to a close. "The Mark" is once again making the world a safer place, courtesy of Mike W. Barr and Ivan Reis. "The Ark" is coming to Earth and its inhabitants are none too fond of earthlings . . . will Guidry save mankind? Damn straight! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #136
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 136

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    Cover by Ron Randall. After witnessing the crash of an alien spacecraft, Guidry and company decide to investigate the interior of the massive craft. Check out all the action in The Ark, by Mark Verheiden (The Mask, Aliens) and Ron Randall (Predator: Dark River). Also in this issue: Spirit of the Badlander. Oasis, Arizona. Small town, Old West, and no law but that of the gun. Beau Smith and Sergio Cariello bring you a tale so gritty you can taste the trail dust. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #137
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 137

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    Cover by Dan Norton. A Nazi commandant will risk anything to locate a hidden cache of gold, but when he finally finds it he also discovers that the treasure has a guardian . . . Ron Marz and Claudio Castellini put a new spin on Predator. Also in this issue: the explosive conclusion to The Ark and another chapter of My Vagabond Days by X-Men writer Steve Seagle and artist Stefano Gaudiano. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #138
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 138

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    Cover by Frank Teran. In the bleak future controlled by SkyNet and the Terminators, a group of desperate human warriors fight back with everything they've got. Also in this issue: Steve Rude's The Moth, an off-the-wall superhero with a devil-may-care attitude. And what's that they say about a rolling stone? X-Men author Steve Seagle tells us all about it in My Vagabond Days. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #139
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 139

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    Cover by Tom McWeeney. After a seven-year absence, Rich Hedden and Tom McWeeney's Roachmill returns! The four-armed hitman-for-hire gets what should be a dream job: wipe out the bully who used to beat him up every day after school. Also: when the forces of evil grow too strong, the cosmos balances things with a defender of the good. Laura Mao Ying never asked for the job, but she's got it. Introducing Saint Slayer, by Dan Chichester and Chris Brunner. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #140
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 140

    Cover by Rick Leonardi and & Bob Wiacek. This month Aliens takes the spotlight in a tale from writer Mark Schultz and artist Rick Leonardi that ties in with Schultz's current series Aliens: Apocalypse. Then switch gears with Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey as Sock Monkey and his pal Crow find yet another way to burn down the house! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #141
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 141

    Cover by Joe Bennett. The focus of this issue is on three of the major characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Giles the Watcher, Angel the cursed vampire, and the Slayer herself are each featured in solo adventures. Giles must deal with a threat from his sorcerous past, Angel copes with being a human trapped in a vampire's body, and Buffy does what she does best: finds vampires and kills them dead! B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #142
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 142

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    Cover by Mike Mignola. The spirit of H.P. Lovecraft has possessed this issue of DHP, unleashing three eerie tales of forbidden books and human encounters with the unknown. Mike Mignola's new character, Dr. Gosbro Coffin, solves the mystery of "The Bookroom Horror," but very nearly loses his life in the process. Art by Ryan Sook. In "Worm Song," by Scott Allie and Galen Showman, two supernatural investigators attempt to steal an ancient book from a powerful sorceress. And in "The Keyhole," by Welles Hartley and Vince Giarrano a dead scientist's notebook resurrects an experiment that provides a peek at the terrors that lie beyond our mortal plane. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #143
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 143

    Cover by Thomas Yeates. Three connected tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs' jungle lord told in the classic style by acclaimed artist Thomas Yeates. In the mysterious jungles of Pellucidar, at the earth's core, Tarzan and the young, impetuous Tala encounter new dangers at every turn: a tribe of chameleon-like creatures ambush them; aquatic dinosaurs try to make a meal out of them; and Tarzan must find a way to defeat a deadly fungi that threatens all life in Pellucidar. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #144
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 144

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    Cover by Javier Saltares. Three tales that run the gamut from superhero action to lighthearted adventure. First up, as a lead-in to his appearance in Ghost this month, Comics' Greatest World's Vortex battles monsters of his own making in a story by Mike Kennedy and Matt Larson. Also, introducing Philip Amara and Carlo Barberi's "Burglar Girls," three students attending a very peculiar academy for would-be thieves; and the spacefaring, robot-battling "Galactic Jack," the latest creation from Roachmill's Rich Hedden. B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #145
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 145

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    By Eric Luke, H.M. Baker, Phil Amara, Carlo G. Barberi, Mark Henry, others, cover by Michiko Stehrenberger Ghost embarks on a one-woman crusade to end a gang war that threatens to tear apart Arcadia, in The Woes of Sinful Bachelors. Manga fans will want to check out chapter 2 of Burglar Girls, an affectionate send-up of the Japanese comics and anime we all know and love. And in Dark Exorcism, the masked witch-priestess Shabrkena takes on an entire village of demons. Super-heroes, satire, and sorcery all in one cool package! On sale July 21 b&w, 32pg$2.95" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #146
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 146

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    By Ian Edginton, Derek Thompson, Brian O'Connell, Mark Henry, Gary Lieber, Eric Luke, H. M. Baker, and others; cover by David Michael Beck The starship Herakles is on a collision course with the galaxy's two deadliest species in part one of Aliens vs. Predator: The Web. The witch-priestess Shabrkena discovers where magic fails, nature may prevail in the conclusion of "Dark Exorcism." And Ghost plays a deadly game with Arcadia's most powerful mob bosses in part 2 of "The Woes of Sinful Bachelors." On sale September 15 b&w, 32pg" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #147
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 147

    by John Arcudi, Ryan Sook, Ian Edginton, Derek Thompson, Brian O'Connell, Eric Luke, H. M. Baker, and others; cover by Ryan Sook Meet Ragnok, the Scarecrow Warrior God. A couple hundred thousand years ago he was the chief executioner for the gods, dispatching monsters and demigods and generally making earth safe for humanity. But that was before he was cursed, stuck in a scarec row's body, and dropped into Twentieth Century America. What's a god to do? Also in this issue: the conclusions to Ghost and Aliens vs. Predator! On sale October 20 b&w, 32pg" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #148
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 148

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    By Philip Amara, Guy Davis, John Wagner, John Arcudi, Ryan Sook, and others; cover by Guy Davis Introducing The Nevermen... the greatest heroes who never existed! Where they come from, no one knows. Where they go when their crime-fighting work is done is a mystery. They're a criminal's worst nightmare and a citizen's best friend. But you had better heed them when they tell you, "This never happened. I was never here." Also in this issue: Xena: Warrior Princess! In the aftermath of her adventure in Hell, Xena returns to discover that things have gotten worse. And in Ragnok, the scarecrow warrior discovers that the monsters from his past have survived into the present! On sale November 17 b&w, 32pg" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #149
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 149

    By Philip Amara, Guy Davis, John Wagner, John Arcudi, Ryan Sook, and others; cover by Guy Davis Introducing The Nevermen... the greatest heroes who never existed! Where they come from, no one knows. Where they go when their crime-fighting work is done is a mystery. They're a criminal's worst nightmare and a citizen's best friend. But you had better heed them when they tell you, "This never happened. I was never here." Also in this issue: Xena: Warrior Princess! In the aftermath of her adventure in Hell, Xena returns to discover that things have gotten worse. And in Ragnok, the scarecrow warrior discovers that the monsters from his past have survived into the present! On sale November 17 b&w, 32pg" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #150
    Dark Horse Presents (1986) 150

    By Paul Chadwick, Doug Petrie, Cliff Richards, Chris Brunner, Philip Amara, Guy Davis, and others; cover by Randy Green Millennial fever got you down? Concerns about technological meltdown nagging at your brain? Relax! If you find yourself reading this milestone issue of Comics' Greatest Anthology, you will have survived. Kick off the next thousand years with Buffy the Vampire Slayer in "Killing Time." Buffy has just two minutes to save the earth from a demon that threatens to destroy the world! Paul Chadwick returns to the character he made famous with another brilliant short story for which he himself is justly famous, Concrete. Plus the conclusion of The Nevermen, Jack Pollock's Devil Chef, and other surprise guests in this 48-page spectacular! b&w, 48pg" Cover price $4.50.