One of the greatest European historical epic comics ever written continues. The Mighty Laid Low Thanks to his claim by lineage, the attackers surrounding Jomsborg want Thorfinn to be their leader, but it is a mantle he intensely rejects. When the battle for leadership over the powerful Jomsvikings reaches a stalemate, Thorfinn must make a critical decision. With Gudrid held captive within the fortressed city, walking away will not be an option. He must infiltrate Jomsborg to break her out, and the ensuing battle will leave the greatest mercenary force in the North Sea changed forever...
It''s the 2070s, and mankind has conquered space, making interplanetary travel possible and igniting the imaginations of the world. It''s also vastly increased the amount of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Hachimaki, Yuri, and Fee are a crew on that beat, each with their own goals, tendencies, and personal problems: Hachimaki dreams of deep-space exploration in his own ship, Yuri is still recovering from the death of his wife in an accident caused by orbiting debris, and Fee is secretive, but there''s a lot going on under the surface!br>br>Just trying to do their jobs in an age of space-age environmental concerns and new vistas of exploration, the crew deals with Hachi''s fear of isolation hampering his hopes of joining an upcoming Jupiter mission, keep an eye on the wreckage for signs of Yuri''s lost wife, and become unwitting heroes when the only place Fee can still smoke is threatened by terrorists! Dark Horse Manga is proud to present Makoto Yukimura''s award-winning hard sci-fi epic Planetes in two omnibus-sized editions, complete with bonus color pages never before seen in America!br>br>"Planetes has it all: strong themes, interesting characters, and great art." -Anime Fringe
Soon to be a major anime series from the makers of Attack on Titan ! A BLOODY COMING OF AGEIn a gambit to become the power behind the Danish and English thrones, Askeladd has taken the prince, Canute, and plunged deep into a winter storm behind enemy lines. Canute's father, King Sweyn, gives him up for dead in his haste to suppress English resistance. But Askeladd's small band can't outrun the tenacious maniac Thorkell forever, and when the warriors finally clash, a storm of sweat and gore ensues that will turn a boy into a man and a hostage into a ruler of men! "Gripping doesnt begin to describe Vinland Saga. 5 stars. ICv2 "Deeply engrossing If you have any interest at all in Vikings, the Medieval period, or pirates, this is not a series you want to miss. Anime News Network "For those who love Berserk, youll love this too... Worth the long wait." A Case Suitable for Treatment From the acclaimed author of Planetes
Mankind has established a base on the Moon and manned missions to Mars, and now prepares to travel further into space than ever before. Fulfilling his lifelong dream of space exploration, young Hachimaki makes the cut for the Von Braun Jupiter mission, forcing him to confront his own limitations beyond the farthest frontier. Back home, his compatriots Fee, Yuri, and Tanabe stare down the United States military, refusing to abandon their mission clearing space debris in the face of a war that threatens to set off the Kessler syndrome, trapping Earth forever behind a wall of deadly space debris! Often cited as a gateway title into the world of manga, Planetes is a modern classic, and Dark Horse Manga is proud to present the series' concluding omnibus volume, produced from the original files and including all the color pages and bonus stories! "My favorite sci-fi comics series of all time."-Writer Alex de Campi ( Smoke/Ashes, Archie vs. Predator )
A Life Without Purpose After the assassination of King Sweyn and the execution of Askeladd, Thorfinn lost the object of his vengeance, his sense of purpose, and his freedom. Now a broken young man, he labors far from the battlefield, clearing a forest for his slave masters farm alongside the amiable Einar. But a sudden and brutal tragedy will shock Thorfinn out of his apathy, and force him to answer the question, Do I still want to live?
DEATHS AND DECISIONS His army starving for resources, King Canute schemes to confiscate Ketil's farm. Ketil and his sons become fugitives, barely escaping the capital aboard Leif Ericson's ship, but Canute follows in pursuit with his best men. Upon Ketils return, he finds his beloved slave Arnheid has helped her former husband, a runaway who has killed many of Ketils bodyguards, escape. Beset by betrayal on all sides, there may be no way out for Ketil, but Thorfinn finally has his freedom. Yet, the son of Thors feels bound to Denmark by his unfinished business with Canute
Hachimaki est récupérateur de débris spatiaux sur le Toy Box. Et il n'a qu'une obsession : embarquer sur un des vaisseaux explorateurs de Jupiter. Mais l'espace n'est pas toujours le monde idyllique que l'on imagine. Makoto Yukimura nous fait partager sa passion et sa connaissance de l'espace, à travers le véritable parcours initiatique de trois personnages partis pour un monde inconnu où il est souvent difficile pour l'Homme de trouver sa place.
En 2075, la conquête spatiale a fait d'énormes progrès. Une colonie minière s'est notamment établie sur la Lune et une mission vers Jupiter se prépare. Mais toute cette activité a entraîné l'augmentation des débris en orbite autour de la Terre. Leur collecte a donné naissance à un nouveau métier : les éboueurs de l'espace. Planètes suit le quotidien de Hachimaki, un Japonais qui rêve de posséder son propre vaisseau, Yuri, un Russe hanté par la mort de sa femme, et Fi, une Américaine colérique qui a laissé sa famille sur Terre.
Des années avant la sortie du film Gravity, Makoto Yukimura nous avait déjà plongé dans l'atmosphère claustrophobique de la conquête spatiale. Il nous fait partager sa passion et sa connaissance de l'espace, à travers le parcours initiatique de trois personnages embarqués pour un monde inconnu où il n'est pas facile pour l'Homme de trouver sa place.
Cette nouvelle édition faisant l'objet d'un partenariat avec le Centre national d'études spatiales, sera notamment agrémentée d'une série d'articles autour de la thématique de l'espace. Dans ce premier tome : la pollution spatiale.