The Concrete; Marked Man; Blood; Finder: Third World; Mister Monster vs Oooak!; Xerxes; How Interesting: A Tiny Man; Murky World; Star Wars: Crimson Empire III; Snow Angel; wiki last edited by fesak on 05/31/14 10:30AM View full history

The legendary, premiere anthology is back! The 80-page spectacular, Dark Horse Presents returns with all-new stories by Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, and Richard Corben; a new Concrete story by Paul Chadwick, a new Crimson Empire story from the Star Wars universe, and an exclusive sneak peek of Frank Miller’s highly-anticipated prequel to 300, Xerxes!

The celebration continues with a brand-new, all-color Finder story by Carla Speed McNeil, a prose piece from science fiction legend Harlan Ellison, the return of Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster, and much, much more!

List of covers and their creators:

CoverNameCreator(s)Sidebar Location
RegRegular CoverAlex Ross1
VarVariant CoverFrank Miller2
RIUltra Variant Cover (1:20)Paul Pope3

Note: Retailers had to order 20 copies total of the regular and variant issue and they could order one ultra-rare Paul Pope variant signed by one of the book's creators.

Story & Chapter Titles

  • Concrete: Intersection - "Love, Fear, Hate"
  • Marked Man - Chapter 1
  • Blood - Chapter 1
  • Finder: Third World - Chapter 1
  • Mr. Monster vs. Oooak!
  • Interview with Frank Miller
  • Xerxes - Sneak Peek
  • How Interesting: A Tiny Man*
  • Murky World - Chapter 1
  • Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - The Third Time Pays For All
  • Snow Angel
  • Aaaaaaaaaaah
  • Personality Quiz

*A short story written by Harlan Ellison that originally appeared in the February 2010 issue of Realms of Fantasy - a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to publishing the best in fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and artwork; published by Damnation Books.

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Concrete: Intersection by Paul Chadwick - It´s amazing being able to see this character again, so human, yet stuck in a monster´s body, and this is the idea and concept of this short story: about doing regular stuff, like walking his dog, worrying about his baby born and about his marital problems - the way that Paul interwines this common, regular life with the justice type, scout boy thing, is very well done, making this story interesting, funny, elaborated and with awesome art and colo...

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