On sale this week is Dark Horse Presents #2, continuing the celebration of Dark Horse Comics' 25th anniversary and the relaunch of the prestigious anthology series. The 80-page second issue continues stories from creators like Howard Chaykin, Richard Corben, Paul Chadwick, and Carla Speed McNeil and introduces new work from newer talents including Patrick Alexander, Sanford Greene, and Robert Love.

Below you can check out a six-page preview of Dark Horse Presents #2, including variant covers by Fabio Moon and Neal Adams.A kind of proving ground for both new or underexposed creators as well as industry leaders, the original Dark Horse Presents ran for nearly 15 years before coming to an end. The anthology returned in a major way as MySpace Dark Horse Presents, a webcomic produced by Dark Horse and made available for free on MySpace. That iteration of DHP ran for about three years/35 editions, and that material -- including Sugarshock by Joss Whedon and Fábio Moon -- has been collected in five trade paperbacks.

For the publisher's 25th anniversary, Dark Horse Presents has returned to print in an ambitious 80-page full-color format, perfect-bound (meaning it has a spine), no ads, shipping bi-monthly and retailing for $7.99.

Dark Horse Presents #2 contains the following features...

Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown: "Rotten Apple" Part 1 (NEW)

Robert Love and David Walker: "Number 13″ Chapter 1 (NEW)

Neal Adams: "Blood" Part 2

Howard Chaykin: "Marked Man" Part 2

Paul Chadwick: "Concrete: In a Wound in the Earth"

Carla Speed McNeil: "Finder: Third World" Part 2

David Chelsea: "Snow Angel" Part 2

Richard Corben: "Murky World" Part 2

Michael T. Gilbert: "Mr. Monster vs. Oooak!" Part 2

Patrick Alexander: "The Wraith" (NEW)

... and can be purchased this week at finer comics stores or online from Things From Another World.

As Dark Horse's 25th year rolls on in grand fashion, so does Dark Horse Presents! Issue number two of Dark Horse's landmark anthology features not only the continuation of stories by the likes of Howard Chaykin, Richard Corben, Paul Chadwick, and Carla Speed McNeil, but the premieres of all new stories by Patrick Alexander, Sanford Greene, and Robert Love! Don't miss this milestone showcase of the comics industry's hottest talents and most esteemed legends!

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