(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Eric Nguyen (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
The Archon returns to Arcadia to settle an old score with an enigmatic masked man called the Mark, and X is caught in the middle! But what can one man do to subdue two seemingly unstoppable titans whose skin can stop bullets?
The city zone destroyed in the battle between the Archon and the Mark has become an insane asylum, as a new, highly addictive drug gains control of ordinary Arcadians. X goes on the hunt for the operation’s ringleader, but a rival vigilante-a shadowy woman from X’s past-stands in his way!
The Skin Traders and their psycho leader, Dr. Heide, have tracked X to a besieged Arcadia hospital! Horrifically injured, X will have to use every dirty trick in his playbook to barbecue Pig Man and his snorting henchmen! Swierczynski and Nguyen serve up wall-to-wall action!
When Leigh Ferguson’s high school friend becomes the latest victim of the ‘Skin Traders’-a mysterious band of surgically modified thugs who slice skin from their abducted victims-she knows X is the only person in Arcadia who can stop them. The only question is: who’s got thicker skin? o With a shocking Easter egg for longtime readers! o Perfect jumping on point for new readers.
X has faced some tough foes in his vigilante career-but even Berkshire, Deathwish, and the Dogs of War were still regular humans! Now, a case of mistaken identity has pitted X against the immense (and immensely powerful) Archon . . . in a fight that will bring Arcadia to its knees! o A crucial chapter in the Project Black Sky event! ‘I like where X is headed and have bought in to Swierczynski and Nguyen’s world, lock, stock, and bloody barrel!’-Unleash the Fanboy
With Arcadia in the grip of a war between the old gangs and the newly arrived militia known as ‘The Chosen,’ mob boss Carmine Tango arranges a meeting with a visiting billionaire. When X crashes the party, he’ll discover an enemy categorically unlike any he’s ever faced! ‘I like where X is headed and have bought in to Swierczynski and Nguyen’s world, lock, stock and bloody barrel!’-Unleash the Fanboy
A merciless and unstoppable army calling themselves ‘the Chosen’ have invaded Arcadia, starting a full-fledged war with Carmine Tango’s forces. They’re looking for something . . . or someone. X has recovered from Tango’s torment and is ready to pound some answers out of both parties! o A game-changing new villain-a new chapter in the Project Black Sky event!
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 faces his greatest challenge of the series as four villains-suicidal maniac Deathwish, stargazing supercriminal Carmine Tango, risk-taking assassin Gamble, and a new threat no one suspected-converge on Arcadia’s lone vigilante . . . but the cruelest stab of all comes from a friend!
Ruidoso and his partners have Leigh safely in custody, but Lt. Setter and his Dogs of War will stoop to any low to snatch her away. The struggle within the police force erupts into a full-on firefight when X shows up to enforce his own law-and what he does next will shock you!
The manipulative Lt. Setter has charged rookie Ruidoso and a team of other honest cops with capturing X, knowing that X’s code won’t let him fight back lethally. As X battles the Dogs of War in Arcadia’s toxic sewers, Ruidoso has to make a choice . . .
The city of Arcadia has a cancer of crime, and X is the surgeon. Now he’s turned his scalpel to the Dogs of War, a corrupt unit of violent narcotics officers . . . but when a lone good cop stands in his way, can X remove the tumor without killing the patient?
Disguised as harmless suburbanites, ‘the Rents’ are actually psychotic assassins, determined to take their place at the top of Arcadia’s food chain. Leigh delivers X’s traditional warning . . . but ends up in a construction-site firefight with some very unpleasant soccer moms!
It’s a bloody showdown on Arcadia’s rooftops as X is assaulted by the pig-faced Berkshire, a maniac who can no longer feel physical pain! As Leigh fends off a swarm of the city’s thugs, Berkshire shatters the lock around X’s neck . . . and the mask finally comes off!
X has a bone to pick with Arcadia’s political kingmaker Berkshire, and the two share some ‘face time.’ Meanwhile, Leigh’s online exposé attracts some murderously angry readers. Swierczynski and Nguyen take on Dark Horse’s classic vigilante! X MAKES HIS DARK HORSE RETURN WITH SWIERCZYNSKI
The enigmatic vigilante X has shattered Arcadia’s criminal triumvirate, ‘the three pigs,’ and fixed his eye on an even tougher target. But with the police department AND the crime establishment teamed up against X, muckraking blogger Leigh Ferguson may be his only ally! The brutal beginning to Dark Horse’s bloodiest hero!
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