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Wacky Wizard Games Imprint and Three New Games Announced by @wwizardgames

Wise Wizard Games announced the launch of Wacky Wizard Games, a new brand imprint focused on family-friendly, lightweight games. Three games are planned for release in 2024 as part of this new brand imprint: Star Realms Academy, Caution Signs, and Pack the Essentials. If you are interested and attending PAX Unplugged they will have prototypes of Caution Signs and Pack the Essentials. "We are super excited to be adding this new family friendly product line to our catalog. We wanted to maintain the focus of Wise Wizard Games on strategy card and dice games with geeky themes, and have created Wacky Wizard Games as an umbrella for lightweight games with a more whimsical, cute vibe," shared Debbie Moynihan, COO of Wise Wizard Games. Star Realms Academy Forge your own star realms, overloaded with cuteness! A kid friendly but still fun for grown-ups version of the popular Star Realms deckbuilding game for 2 players. A little less math, no reading necessary, but still tons of fun! 

@DarkHorseComics Solicits for May 2014

Want to know what's coming up for Dark Horse Comics in May and what to add to your Pull-List? The May 2014 Solicits have been released and you can see them below. Also don't forget the solicits for Image, Marvel, DC, IDW, Zenescope, Valiant, Aspen, Boom!, & Dynamite. And if you missed them, check out the past Dark Horse Comics Solicits.

#1 for $1: Dragon Age: The Silent Grove - $0.80
The perfect introduction to BioWare's dark fantasy universe! In this first issue of the essential, canonical story from David Gaider (lead writer of the games), King Alistair, accompanied only by rogues Isabela and Varric, embarks on a quest deep inside the borders of Antiva-a nation of assassins! * Reprinting Dragon Age : The Silent Grove #1-#2 The Silent Grove , previously available only on the Dark Horse digital store and in hardbound collection!
Abe Sapien #12 - $2.80
Abe's journey takes a new turn as he meets a twisted couple in this rural horror story of a domestic relationship gone terribly awry. "I can happily say I very much recommend Abe Sapien ." -Front Towards Gamer "Abe Sapien" is an outstanding book that sets the tone for the coming year at Dark Horse." -Bloody Disgusting
Angel and Faith: Season Ten #2 (Scott Fischer cover) - $2.80
As Faith awkwardly settles into her new job at Kennedy's bodyguards-for-hire company, Angel is finding that he knows less than everyone about what is going on in London's magic town. Trying to get to the bottom of a fiendish group of scheming pixies, Angel travels further down a really wrong road . . . * Will Conrad ( Serenity ) returns to the Whedonverse! * Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

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 Angel and Faith: Season Ten #2 (Chris Samnee variant cover)
Axe Cop: American Choppers #1 - $3.19
President of the World Axe Cop reunites with Super Axe, an old friend from college, and the two of them decide to start a superteam of axe-wielding heroes to defend America, called the American Choppers. They are joined by Captain Axe, Axe Girl, Axe Woman, Axe Dog, and other axe-wielding heroes. The only problem is that there are no bad guys left, but that all changes when mysterious giant creatures attack the city! * Upon its debut as a webcomic in December of 2009, Axe Cop was instantly hailed by the entertainment press as a hit! "So engaging that you can't help but read this book all in one sitting." -IGN
Bad Blood #5 - $3.19
The big showdown between man and monster takes place in the vampires' lair and the fate of humanity is on the line. * Written by Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry ( Ghost Road Blues ). * Art by Eisner Award winner Tyler Crook ( B.P.R.D., The Sixth Gun ).
Blackout #3 - $2.39
The search for Scott Travers's missing benefactor has turned up nothing but mystery and even more trouble. And this time he's up against eight-feet-tall, cheetah-fast, bulldozer- strong, plasma-cannon-wielding, made-of-metal trouble. Good thing there are "only" three of them . . . for now! * Story by Frank Barbiere ( The White Suits, Five Ghosts ), art by Colin Lorimer ( UXB, Harvest ). * Special King Tiger feature by Star Wars stars Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #119 (Rafael Albuquerque cover) - $2.80
As Manhattan erupts with Lovecraftian demons, a young psychic must lead the remaining B.P.R.D. crew through the monster-packed streets of New York back to headquarters for safety, as Liz Sherman goes supernova. * Art by James Harren ( Conan the Barbarian )! * Fifth of 5 special variant covers celebrating 20 years of Hellboy!
Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #1 - $2.39
Agent Price's new mission pits him against a doomsday cult leader with a political agenda that poses a direct threat to the president. But a mysterious hive mind has more menacing plans for Brain Boy. He'll have no choice but to go head to head-brain to brain-with the mysterious Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T.! * Fred Van Lente ( Archer & Armstrong ) and Freddie Williams II ( Green Arrow , Captain Atom )team up again! * A great jumping-on point for new readers! * Pick up Brain Boy Volume 1: Psy vs. Psy in April, then start the new series in May!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Ten #3 (Steve Morris cover) - $2.80
Actor Nicholas Brendon joins the creative team as his character Xander acquires help from his old friend-um, master -Dracula. The new vampires are still a mystery, and unquestionably similar to Drac . . . Meanwhile, Buffy and Willow track down one of those new vampires as a study specimen! * The team from Angel & Faith takes over Buffy ! * Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Ten #3 (Rebekah Isaacs variant cover)
Captain Midnight #11 - $2.39
Captain Midnight has no time to mourn the death of an ally while an old friend is trying to kill him! Fueled by righteous fury, Midnight faces an impossible choice: Should he kill one friend to avenge another? Midnight pulls no punches to achieve a better tomorrow . . . but can he pull the trigger? * Written by Joshua Williamson ( Ghosted, Masks and Mobsters, Uncharted )!
Conan the Avenger #2 - $2.80
When a case of mistaken identity leaves Conan accused of witchcraft, the Cimmerian finds himself the target of the powerful and deadly Agara-witch hunter of Kush! But as the warrior and the wizard quarrel, an evil force plots to eliminate them both! * Fred Van Lente's Conan ramps up! * With The Legend of Conan announced for 2014, Conan is essential reading!
Dark Horse Presents #36 - $6.39
Living legends Mike Mignola, Stan Sakai, and Jaime Hernandez all contribute to this final issue of Dark Horse Presents! Mignola and Ben Stenbeck deliver a new Witchfinder story, while Hernandez introduces Merlon the magician! This issue also features new stories— Sunstroke from Luciano Saracino and Juan Manuel Tumburús, a new Clark Collins tale from Kel McDonald, two hilarious new strips from Patrick Alexander, and a surprise-ending sci-fi story from Martin Conaghan and Jimmy Broxton! • Plus, the exciting conclusions of Cruel Biology, S.H.O.O.T. First, Usagi Yojimbo, and Davey Jones! • Two-time Eisner and Harvey Award winner! "Dark Horse's prestigious anthology series . . . showcases emerging talent alongside some of the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists comics has to offer."—ComicsAlliance
Elfquest: The Final Quest #3 - $2.80
Chieftess Ember begins her darkest journey alone when she's held captive by a brutal human tyrant. Will her sacrifice ensure the safe escape of her tribe as they flee into unknown territory? And can the sacred connection between Ember and her elfin lovemate survive when they are forcefully separated? * Brand-new ElfQuest adventures! * Collects ElfQuest extras from past and present!
Eltingville Club #2 - $3.19
This is it! The final meeting of the Eltingville Comic Book, Science-Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, and Role-Playing Club! Ten years after the club's breakup, Bill, Josh, Pete, and Jerry unexpectedly reunite at the San Diego Comic-Con. Can the biggest fan event of the year survive a decade of pent-up nerd rage? * From the creator of Beasts of Burden and Milk & Cheese .
Furious #5 - $3.19
Miniseries Furious meets her nemesis—a dangerous and deranged shadow from her past—head on. The life of an innocent hangs in the balance as the two face off, and Furious's doppelgänger, obsessed with unmasking the celebrity vigilante, fights to expose the truth at any cost! As the media broadcast this public showdown, can Furious overcome her own demons in time to save the day? • The creators of the Harvey Award–winning Mice Templar join forces again for a creator-owned superhero series!
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #8 - $3.19
The knock-around teen gals of Oneida hockey camp discover that they may have taken on more than they bargained for, as they face off with an ancient, evil beast with a hunger for the sweet meat of virgins! And that calls for a shopping spree-for all the guns! * Gary Erskine ( Judge Dredd ) brings on the bloodthirsty fun! * Alex de Campi ( Ashes ) turns the blood and guts up to eleven!
Halo: Escalation #6 - $3.19
The saga of Halo Wars enters the modern age as Infinity struggles to liberate the long-lost Spirit of Fire from the deadly Vata 'Gajat. Meanwhile, Petra's search for the identity of Infinity 's spy could result in her death. The Halo universe is on the brink of a new galactic war! * From the lead writer of Halo 4 ! * An essential addition to the Halo canon! * The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!
Hellboy in Hell #6 - $2.39
Hellboy revisits an old vampire acquaintance in the bowels of Hell. "Mike Mignola has once again proven that he is a master of his genre." -Comics Bulletin "No amount of hyperbole can do the book justice. Mike Mignola is back, and better than ever." -Newsarama
Jack Kraken (one shot) - $3.19
Jack Kraken is the best agent the Humanoid Interaction Agency has. Using his extranormal powers, Jack protects humans and humanoids alike from those who would kill them. Follow Jack's adventures rescuing kids and stopping the things that go bump in the night. * Art by Ross Campbell ( The Abandoned ), Tim Seeley ( Ex Sanguine ), and Jim Terry ( The Crow )!
King Conan: The Conqueror #4 - $2.80
Conan's quest for the mystical jewel that could restore him to the throne of Aquilonia leads him into a pitch-black, demon-filled maze in Stygia! Facing the fanatical priests of Set will be hard enough, but can the hot-blooded barbarian resist Akivasha, a tempting seductress with . . . strange appetites? * Truman and Giorello's take on one of pulp's greatest femmes fatales! * An unrivaled creative team adapts Howard's only Conan novel!
Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster #4 - $3.19
After shooting a gung-ho NYPD chief right through the head, Lobster heads to the villains' massive laboratory, where he's attacked by two huge steampunk cyborgs! Art by Tonci Zonjic (Where Is Jake Ellis?)! "That's weird. That's cool. That's Lobster Johnson."–Comics Bulletin
Mass Effect: Foundation #11 - $3.19
While investigating Shepard's crew, Rasa uncovers the escapades of the galaxy's most notorious mercenary-the universally feared Zaeed Massani! Join the universe's greatest heroes on their untold adventures set during the events of BioWare's blockbuster science fiction trilogy! * Story by Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 2 and 3 ! * Ties directly into Mass Effect 2 !
Massive #23 - $2.80
The water convoy is attacked by forces unknown, plunging Mary into a conflict that she doesn't want, but one she can handle. With over a thousand kilometers to go, can she make it across the Sahara unscathed? "This continues to be one of the best comics out there by any publisher."–Graphic Policy "The Massive should crack your pull list."–Geeks Unleashed
Mind MGMT #22 - $3.19
With the team spread out around the world on the hunt for the Magician, each member faces a deadly trial—and one doesn't return! Topped more year-end lists than any other Dark Horse series! New York Times bestseller! "In short: My God. What a f#@%ing book…"–Comic Bastards
Pariah #4 - $3.19
Nukes are sent out to destroy the Vitro satellite. Will our heroes make it back to Earth in time? Created by Academy Award winner Aron Warner (Shrek). Art by Eisner-nominated painter Brett Weldele (The Surrogates). Written by Philip Gelatt (Petrograd). "I was hooked by the fifth page."–Fanboy Comics
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 (Dan Dos Santos cover) - $2.80
Mal, Jayne, and River have infiltrated an Alliance facility that is home to more victims just like River-except, unlike her, they were never rescued. Now that Mal and the crew are in, the problem has become getting out -because Zoe still needs to be rescued and the Alliance is out for blood! * Zack Whedon returns to Serenity ! * The story finally continues after the film!

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 Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 (Georges Jeanty variant cover)
Star Wars #17 - $2.39
As Princess Leia and her prince prepare for their wedding day on Arrochar, the uneasy feeling among the Rebels-especially Han Solo-grows. Meanwhile, Luke, on an alpine mission with local troops, discovers the Alliance's new "friends" aren't so friendly! * Writer Brian Wood gets to the heart of Star Wars ! "This is a great read and has been each and every issue." -Comics List
The Star Wars #8 - $3.19
Annikin Starkiller fights Darth Vader and Prince Valorum to save Princess Leia! Luke Skywalker and the Wookiees attack the Empire's Space Fortress! This is the final battle! It's like nothing you've seen before, but it's all Star Wars! The conclusion of the original Star Wars story by George Lucas!
Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir #1 - $2.80
Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and being rejected by his former Sith master Darth Sidious isn't going to defeat Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad enough to take on the galaxy-with an army of Mandalorians! A part of The Clone Wars season 6 you never saw! * Based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars television series!
Star Wars Legacy II #15 - $2.39
The good news: Ania Solo has escaped the vengeance of a crazed bounty hunter. The bad news: She has been taken into custody by the Empire for the murder of an Imperial Knight! Somebody's getting a death sentence!
Star Wars: Rebel Heist #2 (Matt Kindt cover) - $2.80
On a planet outside the Empire's jurisdiction, Princess Leia goes undercover to obtain a vital code from an Imperial source. She'll have to use disguises, gadgets, and her feminine wiles to succeed-and her only ally is another spy who is convinced the Princess is a liability in the field! * Matt Kindt writes the classic characters! * Covers by Adam Hughes and Matt Kindt!

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 Star Wars: Rebel Heist #2 (Adam Hughes cover)
Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy #4 - $3.19
When a mercenary army with sinister motives joins the hunt for Dr. Elise Fong, ex-CIA operative Farrow Greene is no longer sure if she's Fong's kidnapper or rescuer! Meanwhile, a tireless, merciless Terminator remains intent on murdering Fong before anyone else can learn her secrets! * Writer Dan Jolley (Bloodhound, Prototype 2) turns up the action! * Superstar artist Jamal Igle (Supergirl) delivers a classic Terminator experience!
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #6 - $3.19
Years ago, cybernetic infiltrator Marcus Wright sacrificed himself in a noble effort to save the life of John Connor. Now, as the alliance between serial killer Thomas Parnell and Skynet endangers Skynet's own survival, the machines pull out their last ace in the hole—the resurrection of Wright! From J. Michael Straczynski (Ten Grand, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor)! Pete Woods (Superman, Deadpool)! "They have my interest. Let the battle begin."–Comic Bastards
Tomb Raider #4 - $2.80
Gail Simone's thrilling addition to the Tomb Raider saga kicks into high gear! Lara Croft is chased through the streets of London as she gets dangerously close to the truth! But it's not her own safety that concerns her, but that of her friends, the surviving crew of the Endurance ! * The official continuation of Lara Croft's story! * The Tomb Raider video game sold over 3.5 million copies in 2013! * The classic character reimagined and explored!
Vandroid #4 - $3.19
Vandroid's night is at its darkest, and it's up to the Vanettes to step in to save the day! But when the Van-man is struck with a case of robo-amnesia, the six-cylinder sirens will stop at nothing to get his motor runnin'! * Complete the Vandroid experience with the remastered soundtrack from Ed Banger Records and the unearthed 1984 movie trailer at Vandroid.com!
Veil #3 - $2.80
When Veil's only ally is ripped away from her, she's left at the mercy of a mysterious and powerful enemy. Could this stranger know who Veil is? Why is he pursuing her? The truth is more terrifying than you can imagine. * Rucka's next great heroine is not what you expect! * Not quite horror, not quite mystery-and unlike anything Rucka's done before!
Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories #11 - $3.19
The surviving members of the Victories are at a standoff with the military. With Metatron and DD Mau dead, Faustus is on the edge. Will one more death push him into becoming the killer Jackal said he was? Will the Powers be able to save themselves and the innocents around them? * By Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming (cocreator of Powers ). "Michael Avon Oeming has some of the biggest balls in comic story telling these days and writes his stories fearlessly." -Comic Bastards
White Suits #4 - $3.19
The final pieces of the bloodstained puzzle fall into place to reveal the awful truth behind the White Suits' reign of terror. The truth is all former Suit Prizrak and FBI agent Sarah Anderson ever wanted . . . but it may be the last thing they ever get! * Art by Toby Cypress ( Blue Estate, Predator ). * Frank Barbiere is currently writing Blackou t for Dark Horse.
Witcher #3 - $3.19
Madness begins to plague the minds of our heroes as they wander through the horrific hallways of the House of Glass and discover the true origins of its tenants. * The Witcher games were collectively granted over 250 awards and sold more then 5.5 million copies worldwide. * There are currently two games available; a third is slated for release in 2014.
X #13 - $2.39
Betrayed by his friends and stripped of his mask, X will have to crawl from an iron prison to wrench his city from Tango's stranglehold. But a new gang, unlike any Arcadia has seen before, may be more than even X can handle! A new episode in the Project Black Sky event begins here! * X confronts Deathwish-will he finally get what he wants?


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