Variety is the spice of life, and nothing is spicier than DHP! First up, a delectable dish from Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales) and Al Williamson (Star Wars: A New Hope). "One Last Job" is a short tale about an interplanetary bounty hunter who's ready to quit for the joys of love, but can't seem to keep himself from chasing just one more big score. Our second course is a healthy helping of The Lords of Misrule, currently enjoying its own DH miniseries. Taking urban legends and standing them on end, John Tomlinson and Peter Snejbjerg (Vertigo's The Dreaming) have brewed up a prequel that will keep you up all night. This is followed by the tantalizing continuation of "Trout," Troy Nixey's surrealistic journey. Trout is in search of evil that escaped him when he wasn't paying attention, and he may end up uncovering more secrets than he was planning for. Finally, Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) offers his famous "Hectic Planet" dessert. A love lost is the worst thing in the world, especially when it has gone and died without telling you. Be careful, because mourning can be explosive. Topping it all off is a crisp afterdinner mint, a one-page tale about the intuitive power of friends and coping with loss. "Gather Ye Rosebuds" is by Bob Schreck, Casey Jones, and Monty Sheldon. Oh, and don't forget our appetizer, a scrumptious cover by Al Williamson based on an idea he had when he was twelve, later sketched out when he was nineteen, and now finally finished, at an age where Al's far too charming to have to disclose how old he really is.