Comic Fodder

Dark Horse has something for everyone--Wed. June 13 shipping books

Star Wars Legacy #13

The internecine warfare among claimants to the Imperial throne heats up as Darth Krayt resolves to crush Emperor Roan Fel's insurgency. Krayt clearly seems to enjoy the stronger position, plus he has a seemingly limitless supply of evil, ominously tattooed Sith badasses to send after Fel. Ostrander and Duuresma bring it.

Star Wars: Rebellion #7

The Akahkista Gambit storyline continues as Rebel spy Wyl Tarson tries to navigate his way out of a tight spot, with he and his team caught between a vicious crime lord and the Imperials.

Star Wars: Omnibus--X-Wing Rogue Squadron Volume 3

Dark Horse is really churning out the omnibi lately. If your backlog isn't already too big, a $24.95 cover price will get you the last 360 pages of Rogue Squadron, comprising issues #21-35 of that series. These stories were originally published in 1997 and 1998. The storylines are: "In the Empire's Service," "The Making of Baron Fel," "Family Ties," "Masquerade," and "Mandatory Retirement." More Fel family action. The Fels are the Kennedys of the Star Wars universe, with Baron Soontir Fel standing in as the Joe Kennedyesque patriarch. Roan Fel fans should read about the original Fel--he's one of the best characters in the EU.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 8

The next volume in this all-ages digest series features Aurra Sing and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

B.P.R.D.: Garden of Souls #4

The Hellboy spinoff team book continues, with art by Guy Davis and co-written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and John Arcudi.

Hellboy Animated Volume 2: Judgment Bell

The next book in the series adapted from the Hellboy animated television show. By Jim Pascoe and Rick Lacy.

Conan and the Midnight God #4 (of 5)

Joshua Dysart's Conan mini is wrapping up. With art by Will Conrad.

The Chronicles of Conan Volume 12: The Beast King TPB

Dark Horse continues collecting vintage Conan stories. This volume has ten issues of the legendary Roy Thomas/ John Buscema run. 168 pages of full color for the cover price of $16.95.

Scarlet Traces: The Great Game HC

Ian Edginton's unique twist on The War of the Worlds, where the Earthlings take the battle to Mars. This collects the 2006 miniseries.

Hellgate: London TPB

Another Edginton project, this is an adaption leading into a highly anticipated upcoming PC game set amongst a demon invasion of London. A hot M15 agent becomes embroiled in the mystery. That sounds good to me, and I'll be checking this out. Collecting the recent four issue minseries.

Blade of the Immortal Volume 17: On the Perfection of Anatomy

The next collected volume of Hiroaki Samura's manga.

Blade of the Immortal #126

Part 5 of the "Barefoot" story arc.