Dark Horse Comics Releases For December 2, 2015
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Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Dark Horse Comics comic book titles released on December 2, 2015. My personal faves this week are Mystery Girl #1 and This Damned Band #5!

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2013: Comic Books

Sleigh bells ring are you listening? In the lane, something’s glistening, a beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, because we’ve got some comic book gift suggestions! That’s right guys and geeks, “The Hench” and “The Fac3” have reunited (and it feels so good!) for the sole purpose of giving all of your crazed souls a nice long list of comic books for everyone on your holiday gift list. This one’s going to be hefty, so make sure to pull out that list of folks you’re giving gifts to this holiday season, compare it with our list of all of this year’s top releases, and give Santa a head’s up on what everyone should be getting. Speaking of “should be getting,” should we be getting this list started? Yes. Yes, we should. Also, speaking for “The Face,” I’m pretty sure you could also get these for us. I’m just saying…

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Comic Review: Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus, Vol. 2

Lone Wolf and Cub 2 Omnibus
Trade Paperback
Written by Kazuo Koike
Art by Goseki Kojima
Translation by Dana Lewis
Lettered by Digital Chameleon
Cover by Frank Miller
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Cover Price: $19.99

In this translated collection of Lone Wolf and Cub, we get to read 11 wonderful stories. The first, “White Path Between the Rivers,” tells the origin story of Ogami Ittō. A Samurai who was once the trusted Executioner of the Shogun, but through a set up and betrayed by another family, causing his family to be killed, becomes a Ronin, traveling Japan with his three year old son, Daigorō. Together, they seek revenge on the family that disgraced them and to reestablish his Clan.

Lone Wolf and Cub is a well known series known for not only telling wonderful stories but also being very faithful to the depiction of Edo Period Japan. This is maintained in this translation and reissue. Not all words are translated to better keep the feel and a glossary is at the back of the book. It also gives historical snippets where appropriate to help give context to the story.

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Comic Review: Lone Wolf 2100 Omnibus

Lone Wolf 2100 Omnibus
Written by Mike Kennedy
Illustrated by Francisco Ruiz Valesco
Colored by Francisco Ruiz Valesco and Studio F
Lettered by Digital Chameleon, Sno Cone Studios, and Jason Hvam
Cover by Francisco Ruiz Valesco
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: June 5, 2013
Cover Price: $24.99

Dark Horse has just released an omnibus version of Lone Wolf 2100“”the dystopian, post-apocalyptic adventure inspired by the classic manga Lone Wolf and Cub. From the collaborative team of Mike Kennedy and Francisco Ruiz Velasco, Lone Wolf 2100 contains the first four books in the series, collecting over 300 pages of organically engineered sentient Ronin action!

The world has been ravaged from a great war between humans and Emcons (Emulation Constructs)”” genetically produced cybernetic/biological beings. A virus known as the War Spore took out hundreds of thousands of people once the war ended and continues to pave a path of death and destruction. The Cygnat Owari Corporation, the very organization that created the Emcons, now rule the world with an iron fist. Cygnat Owari eventually forces Itto, one of their top Emcons, to kill their lead scientist and his master, Dr. Ogami, whom he was sworn to protect. Promising to safeguard Ogami’s daughter, Daisy””who happens to have within her the means of survival for the human race””Itto leaves Cygnat Owari’s corrupt clutches behind, bringing Daisy with him. In order to survive and make good on his promise, Itto must evade and battle highway thieves and militaristic squads known as Vapor Fist, as well as other mutated and advanced forms of Emcons.

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