On the heels of similar initiatives from DC Comics, Marvel and Image, Dark Horse has announced its "1 for $1" program offering reprints of 12 of its most popular comics for $1 each.
The campaign debuts in August with six comics: Aliens vs. Predator, Sin City: The Hard Goodbye, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, Usagi Yojimbo, Conan and The Goon.
Twenty-eight page comics from creators like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Stan Sakai, Kurt Busiek, Cary Nord and Eric Powell -- for $1 apiece? That's tough to beat.
You can see the solicitations for the six titles below:
1 for $1: Aliens vs. PredatorRandy Stradley (W), Phill Norwood (P), Karl Story (I), and Monika Livingston (C)On sale Aug 11FC, 28 pages$1.00
The inhabitants of the colony planet Ryushi are peaceful ranchers—men and women who lead simple lives. But their lives are tragically shattered as they become part of a “coming of age” ceremony for a race of deadly alien hunters—the Predators. However, the Predators’ prey are not the human inhabitants of Ryushi, but rather something far more dangerous—Aliens!
1 for $1: Sin City: The Hard GoodbyeFrank Miller (W/A)On sale Aug 11FC, 28 pages$1.00
Sin City is the place—tough as leather and dry as tinder. Love is the fuel, and Marv has the match . . . not to mention a “condition.” He’s gunning after Goldie’s killer, so it’s time to watch this town burn!
1 for $1: Hellboy: Seed of DestructionMike Mignola (W/A), John Byrne (W), and Mark Chiarello (C)On sale Aug 18FC, 28 pages$1.00
Hellboy bursts onto the film noir monster detective scene. From his apocalyptic origin in World War II England to the modern-day case of the sole survivor of a doomed Arctic expedition, Hellboy must battle vampire frog creatures and worse in his debut miniseries.
1 for $1: Usagi YojimboStan Sakai (W/A)On sale Aug 18b&w, 28 pages$1.00
The close of sixteenth-century Japan is regarded as the age of civil wars, as feudal lords fought amongst themselves for land and power. When one leader finally rose above the others and was proclaimed shogun, a peace came upon Japan and the samurai warriors found themselves suddenly unemployed. Many of these ronin turned to banditry to survive; others found work with minor lords. And a small number traveled the musha shugyo—the warrior pilgrimage—to hone their spiritual and martial skills. But whether they took the honest road or the crooked path, the ronin all found one common link—they were generally less than welcome. Such is the tale of Usagi Yojimbo.
1 for $1: ConanKurt Busiek (W), Cary Nord (P), and Dave Stewart (C)On sale Aug 25FC, 28 pages$1.00
Drawing on the original Robert E. Howard stories, the legend of Conan is brought to vivid life for the modern audience. Decades ahead of its time, Howard's stories can finally get the graphic treatment they deserve in this on going series.
1 for $1: The GoonEric Powell (W/A)On sale Aug 25FC, 28 pages$1.00
The Goon is a hilarious blend of pulpy horror and slapstick comedy following the ongoing misadventures of the man they call the Goon and his spastic sidekick Franky as they battle the legions of the undead!