Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SDCC 2014 Exclusives: Dark Horse Rides with Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer & More

Here's another meaty San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives lineup, this time from those masters of the morbid, Dark Horse! DH are no strangers to SDCC and know full well what that rabid audience wants, so prepare for brilliant editions of popular books collected as they've never been before, one of a kind collectibles and more surprises daily. Let's get to it...

July means the most anticipated event of the year in pop culture is just weeks away! As we rapidly approach the doors opening to the world on July 23, Dark Horse announces their 2014 SDCC exclusives, available in the expanded Exclusives Store at booth #2615!

Dark Horse has produced more items than EVER for this year’s show, as well as secured a few other extremely limited edition items from our partners! The list can be found below, available only at the Dark Horse 2014 Exclusives Store at Comic-Con International! A set number of exclusives and limited editions will be portioned for each day of the show.

- Itty Bitty Hellboy Plush: 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive ($15): Limited to 500 pieces - Limit 2 per person - 7.25" tall plush version of the colorful cartoon treatment of Mike Mignola’s characters by Art Baltazar and Franco featuring an San Diego Comic Con International logo t-shirt.

- Mass Effect Alliance Cruiser: Convention Exclusive Bronze Edition ($60): Limited to 350 pieces - Limit 1 per person - 9" long polyresin bronze finished Alliance Cruiser. Dark Horse has utilized digital assets direct from Bioware to faithfully capture all details in transforming this ship from a digital creation into our physical world. 

- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #5 San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 Variant Cover ($5): Limited to 1,000 copies - Limit 5 per person - When Buffy and crew try to wrest Xander from Dracula’s control, they begin a battle supreme with the terrifying demon that Dracula has become. . .  Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendan (writers)  * Rebekah Isaacs (artist) * Dan Jackson (colorist) * Andy Park (cover artist)

- Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir #1 San Diego Comic-Con International Variant Cover ($5): Limited to 1,000 copies - Limit 5 per person - Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir is based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars television series! Jeremy Barlow (writer) * Juan Frigeri (penciler) * Mauro Vargas (inker), Wes Dzioba colorist), Chris Scalf (cover artist)

- Captain Midnight: Stolen Future Convention Exclusive Slipcase Edition ($20): Limited to 400 copies - Limit 5 per person - In the forties, Captain Midnight was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius . . . a superhero. Since he rifled out of the Bermuda Triangle and into the present day, Captain Midnight has been labeled a threat to homeland security. Can Captain Midnight survive in the modern world, with the US government on his heels and an old enemy out for revenge?

Captain Midnight Volumes 1 and 2 are featured in a deluxe convention exclusive slipcase.

- Hellboy in Hell, Volume 1:  The Descent—San Diego Comic-Con International Hardcover Edition ($40): Limited to 1,200 copies - Limit 2 per person - After saving the world in The Storm and the Fury but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces and a throne that awaits him. This deluxe hardcover treatment mirrors the recently released 20 Years of Hellboy hardcover, and fits beautifully next to it and the previous Library Editions.

- EVE: Source Limited Edition ($90): Limited to 1,400 copies - Limit 1 per person - 
EVE: Source is your comprehensive source book and visual guide to the gargantuan universe experienced in EVE Online and DUST 514. Published by Dark Horse Comics and developed in close collaboration with the EVE and DUST 514 creative teams, this beautiful 200-page, full color hardcover will immerse readers in the history and lore of EVE through stunning artwork and never-before-released material detailing the settings, stories, races, and factions of the EVE Universe.
The Limited Edition contains: A beautiful black clamshell protective box with an embossed silver logo, two lithographs by EVE artists Borkur Eiriksson and Georg Hilmarsson in a protective sleeve, an anodized aluminum commemorative and numbered plaque embedded in the protective box, a unique CCP “source” code redeemable on the EVE Account Management site (

The limited edition is bound in matte black JVP with embossed silver logo.

- Usagi Yojimbo San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusive Lithograph ($20): Limited to 300 pieces - Limit 2 per person - An 18" x 20" Usagi Yojimbo lithograph signed by creator Stan Sakai to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Usagi Yojmbo.

- Itty Bitty Hellboy Convention Exclusive Hardcover ($20): Limited to 1,000 copies - Limit 5 per person - Witness the awesomeness that is Hellboy! The characters that sprung from Mike Mignola’s imagination, with an Aw Yeah Art Baltazar and Franco twist! This book has all the fun, adventure, and Aw Yeah-ness in one itty bitty package! That’s a true story right there. Collects Itty Bitty Hellboy #1–#5 in a hardcover edition exclusive to conventions.

- The Witcher  #1 Convention Variant Cover ($5): Limited to 1,000 copies - Limit 5 per person -
Legendary artist Stan Sakai has done a special cover of the tie-in series The Witcher, a canonical entry in the world of the Witcher video games, which have collectively won over 250 awards and sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide! All proceeds from the sale of this limited edition variant will benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai.

More to come!

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