If you’re wondering what’s coming out from Dark Horse Comics in the next couple of months, I have a quickie list of titles and dates for you!
Via press release:
ANGEL & FAITH #12 (REBEKAH ISSACS VARIANT COVER)
Using remnants of magic, Angel, Faith, Willow, and Connor have entered the hell dimension where no one should—or really, could—dare go: Quor-Toth! Willow’s quest to restore magic to Earth was her objective in attempting the impossible; Angel’s objective was . . . something else. And Faith? She’s along to make sure that everyone’s feet stay on the ground, and out of anything they might regret.
*Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
*Follows the events of Buffy Season 8!
*Willow joins the crew!_____
AXE COP: PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD #1
Axe Cop has been appointed president of the whole world! But what will Axe Cop and his friends do in a world with no bad guys? Look to defeat the bad guys from outer space, of course! Written by 8-year-old Malachai Nicolle and drawn by his 31-year-old brother Ethan Nicolle, Axe Cop is commander in chief of hilarious adventures as only a kid could imagine!
*Brand-new print-exclusive story—never seen before!
*Upon its debut as a webcomic in December of 2009, Axe Cop was instantly hailed as a one-of-a-kind hit!
Elect Axe Cop!_____
B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: EXORCISM #2
Field agent Ashley Strode attempts to purge a demon from a 100-year-old exorcist, utilizing a deadly rite that sends both of them into a spiritual hell.
*Featuring the origin of Ota Benga from B.P.R.D.: 1947._____
THE GOON #40
Back in his teenage days when Prohibition was going on, Goon used to hot-rod moonshine past the law for fun and profit. That is, until he ran into a gang of gearhead rockabilly ghouls out for blood!
*A bootleggin’ Goon takes on undead rockabillies!
*The Goon goes monthly!
*“GO ON, READ THE GOON!”—Major Spoilers_____
MASS EFFECT: HOMEWORLDS #3 (ANTHONY PALUMBO COVER)
Mass Effect: Homeworlds returns with a brand-new tale of turian Garrus Vakarian, from Garrus’s Mass Effect 3 writer John Dombrow! Garrus has fought valiantly alongside Commander Shepard, but his time away from his home planet Palaven has seen crime and corruption take hold there, a contradiction that becomes clearer as he investigates the murder of a turian on Omega. Cutting to the heart ofHomeworlds, Garrus must choose between fighting for the galaxy or protecting his home!
*From Mass Effect 3 writers Mac Walters and John Dombrow!
*Script by Jeremy Barlow (Star Wars: Rebellion)!_____
MIND MGMT #3
As Meru’s investigation of MIND MGMT takes her to China and its “miracle dolphins,” she begins to realize that the clues she’s been following have been intentionally left for her. What do the horrors she’s seen on her journey have to do with a psychic espionage agency dating back to WWI, and why does its most notorious defector, Henry Lyme, want Meru to find him?
*Akira meets Apocalypse Now.
• From the creator of 3 Story and Super Spy!
*Each issue features bonus MIND MGMT case files!
“[Matt Kindt] is quickly proving himself to be a force to be reckoned with, if he hasn’t already.” —ComicsAlliance_____
RESIDENT ALIEN #3
Stranded and living undercover on our planet, the alien now known as Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle races to solve a small-town crime before federal agents close in on him and discover his secret! Biding his time in the sleepy town of Patience, USA, Dr. Harry has masked his existence with a form of alien telepathy. There are those who are resistant to his strange powers, however, and Harry’s time is running out. Someone very close to him is about to blow his cover! Acclaimed creators Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) deliver a truly unique sci-fi adventure tale with heart and humor!
*From the writer of Tom Strong and the artist for Alan Moore’sThe Bojeffries Saga!
*Soon-to-be featured on Felicia Day’s Geek and Sundry channel on YouTube!_____
STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES—BOBA FETT IS DEAD #4
The man behind the murder of Boba Fett has sent his army of mercenaries to kill Fett’s ex-wife and child, and Boba’s half-brother Connor Freeman.
But what if Boba Fett isn’t quite as dead as everyone thinks? Then there might be . . .
STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL—DEATH SENTENCE #1
By now the galaxy has learned the terrible truth: Sith Lord Darth Maul still lives. Worse, he has joined forces with his brother Savage Opress!
The Jedi are searching for them and, after Maul and Opress cut a murderous swath through the Outer Rim, so is an army of mercenaries hired by a wealthy mine owner.
Darth Maul has a price on his head, and for him there is only one way to deal with such a problem: go directly to the source!
*A direct follow-up to the events in the television series The Clone Wars!
Darth Maul lives!
TRADES – TRADES – TRADES – TRADES – TRADES
JULY 11, 2012
HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 5 (HARDCOVER COLLECTION)
Hellboy has racked up multiple Eisner Awards, numerous spinoffs, a novel line, video games, cartoons, and two feature films. Hellboy Library Volume 5 collects two complete trade paperbacks, Darkness Callsand The Wild Hunt; the short story The Mole; and an extensive selection of previously unreleased sketches and designs.
* The oversized Hellboy hardcover series continues, collecting the beginning of the Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo saga!
* An extensive selection of new sketchbook material.
* A New York Times bestseller!
ORCHID VOLUME 1 TPB
When the seas rose, genetic codes were smashed. Human settlements are ringed by a dense wilderness from which ferocious new animal species prey on the helpless. The high ground belongs to the rich and powerful that overlook swampland shantytowns from their fortress-like cities. Iron-fisted rule ensures order and allows the wealthy to harvest the poor as slaves.
Delve into the first chapter of Orchid, the tale of a teenage prostitute who learns that she is more than the role society has imposed upon her.
* Written and created by musician Tom Morello!
“Tom Morello brings class consciousness to comics with Orchid.”—Rolling Stone_____
BLACKSAD: SILENT HELL (HARDCOVER COLLECTION)
Detective John Blacksad returns, with a new case that takes him to a 1950s New Orleans filled with hot jazz and cold-blooded murder! Hired to discover the fate of a celebrated pianist, Blacksad finds his most dangerous mystery yet in the midst of drugs, voodoo, the rollicking atmosphere of Mardi Gras, and the dark underbelly that it hides!
* Features an extensive making-of section, with tons of prelim sketches and watercolor studies.
* 2011 Eisner and Harvey Award-winner!
* The first Blacksad collection is already in its fourth printing and approaching 20,000 copies sold!
Blacksad is back!____
JULY 18, 2012
CREEPY PRESENTS RICHARD CORBEN (HARDCOVER COLLECTION)
Over 300 pages of timeless terror from a master storyteller! Horror comics visionary and coloring pioneer Richard Corben has been a voice of creativity and change for over four decades. For the first time ever, Corben’s legendary Creepy and Eerie
short stories and cover illustrations are being collected into one deluxe hardcover! With an informative foreword by artist and comic book colorist José Villarrubia—who also provides color restoration—this volume features Richard Corben’s original stories, Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, and collaborations with cast of comic-book writers.
* Essential stories and illustrations from Richard Corben!
* The first collection of all of Corben’s legendary Creepy and Eerie
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME HC
Tim Conrad adapts Victor Hugo’s classic romance about a beautiful gypsy girl, Esmeralda, who is framed for murder by the infatuated Archdeacon of Notre Dame. Only Quasimodo, the hideously deformed bell-ringer of the cathedral, can save her.
Religious extremism, class distinction, fate, destiny, and sexual dynamics are played out in a rousing yarn of intrigue within the walls of the Parisian cathedral of Notre Dame.
* Tim Conrad’s first comic book work in over twenty years!_____
THE OCCULTIST VOLUME 1 TPB
Rob Bailey must balance responsibilities as a boyfriend, as a college student, and as the new wielder of the Sword, an ancient book of spells that has binded itself to him. With a team of hit mages hired by a powerful sorcerer after him, it’s trial by fire for the new Occultist, as he learns to handle his powerful magical tome, or suffer at the hands of these deadly enemies. But as he fights for his life, our hero wonders whether he’s wielding this enigmatic weapon, or if it’s the one in control.
* From the mind of Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson (The Secret, Cut, The Mask)!
* Written by Hack/Slash’s Tim Seeley!
* Cover by Steve Morris (Serenity,Dollhouse, Angel & Faith)_____
JULY 25, 2012
DRAGON AGE: THE SILENT GROVE VOLUME 1 (HARDCOVER COLLECTION)
Available in print for the first time, Dragon Age: The Silent Grove is the perfect introduction to BioWare’s dark fantasy universe! In this 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! Together, they will encounter a prison break, dragons, the mysterious Witch of the Wilds, and one of the greatest secrets in the history of the world!
* Story by David Gaider, lead writer of theDragon Age games and novels!
* Collecting Dragon Age #1–#6, previously available only on the Dark Horse digital store!
The next hit comic from BioWare!_____
KULL VOLUME 3: THE CAT AND THE SKULL TPB
Kull’s uneasy rule is again threatened by the serpent cult determined to destroy him, as it seeks aid from his most frightening foe, the immortal Thulsa Doom!
* Written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets,The Strain)!
* Thulsa Doom!_____
AUGUST 01, 2012
CONAN VOLUME 12: THRONE OF AQUILONIA HC
Conan finds himself wrapped up in a plot to unseat the king of Aquilonia as his journey down the Road of Kings concludes. But when everything goes wrong, the Cimmerian and his coconspirators become lost in the catacombs beneath the city, surrounded by zombies and monstrous insects, all while civil war brews above their heads! Collects Conan: Road of Kings#7-#12.
* From Roy Thomas, the man who brought Conan to comics!
* Bold artwork by Mike Hawthorne and Dan Panosian!
“A regal read.” —MTV Geek_____
GRENDEL OMNIBUS VOLUME 1: HUNTER ROSE TPB
Matt Wagner’s masterpiece celebrates its thirtieth anniversary with the first-ever comprehensive collection of the complete Grendelsaga! The first of four volumes presenting the entire series and following the chronology of the stories, this edition introduces millionaire Hunter Rose and his alter ego, the criminal mastermind Grendel!
Volume 1 reprints Grendel: Devil by the Deed; the short story collections Grendel: Black, White, & Red and Grendel: Red, White, & Black, featuring a host of legendary guest artists; and the epicGrendel: Behold the Devil.
* The complete series, collected for the first time!
* 600 pages!
“Grendel is a brave and possibly even reckless experiment that has succeeded admirably.” –Alan Moore (Watchmen)_____
PROTOTYPE 2 HC
Return to the virus-infected Manhattan ofPrototype in this new graphic novel bridging the blockbuster game with its highly anticipated sequel! Written by Prototype 2game writer and comics writer Dan Jolley (JSA: The Liberty File, Firestorm,BloodHound), this volume includes three original stories, previously only available digitally, enriching the stories of the central characters of Prototype 2 and revealing secrets of the devastated NYZ!
* From Dan Jolley, writer of Prototype 2!
* The original Prototype has sold 2.1 million copies!
* Prototype 2 is among the most anticipated action games of 2012!_____
AUGUST 08, 2012
ARCHIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 6 HC
The funniest archive series ever continues! By 1946 Archie and the gang were so popular that Archie sold in the millions and MLJ Magazines changed its name to Archie Comics, a transformation that takes place in these pages. Don’t miss this volume’s two-hundred-plus pages of postwar Archie, the humor comic that defined the modern teenager for generations! Collects all Archiematerial from Archie Comics #19–#22 andPep Comics #57–#58.
• Introduction by Mark Hamill!
• Includes bonus stories and vintage ads!_____
AUGUST 15, 2012
B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH VOLUME 3: RUSSIA TPB
A graveyard of mutated horror is uncovered deep inside a Russian mine. With Liz still missing and Abe Sapien lying on his deathbed, the newly international B.P.R.D. sends Kate and Johann to meet the Russian equivalent of the Bureau—which readers first saw in B.P.R.D.: 1946—and face an exploding fungus monster at the Kremlin and a spreading contagion. CollectsB.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia #1-#5 and “B.P.R.D.: An Unmarked Grave” from Dark Horse Presents #8.
* From the pages of Hellboy.
* The Russian occult bureau revealed!
“Is there a more talented supernatural comics storyteller than Mike Mignola?”—Wired_____
CONAN AND THE DAUGHTERS OF MIDORA AND OTHER STORIES TPB
In addition to a brand-new story by Michael Avon Oeming (Rapture, Powers), this volume sees Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex) and Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider) introduce readers to the daughters of Midora, Ron Marz (Green Lantern) and Bart Sears (The Helm) visit the Island of No Return, and Tim Truman (King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel) and Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) provide a breathtaking yarn of their own! A must-buy for any Conan fan! CollectsConan and the Daughters of Midora, Conan: Island of No Return #1–#2, and stories fromMySpace Dark Horse Presents #11 and USA Today.
* Brand-new story by Michael Avon Oeming!
* Featuring a short story by Ron Marz and Bart Sears previously only available on USAToday.com!_____
AUGUST 22, 2012
Katya has been in a coma for five years, and when she awakes, everything has changed. Now she is a gorgeous teenager with a mysterious, gruesome past, becoming aware of a growing, terrifying power inside her body, triggered by the touch of the full moon, eager to break free . . . Can Katy solve the mystery of her blood-drenched nightmares before they become reality?
* Classic werewolf terror in the vein of Hammer Films!
* From the creator of The Wicked West!
* Original graphic novel._____
STAR WARS OMNIBUS: CLONE WARS VOLUME 1—THE REPUBLIC GOES TO WAR TPB
The Clone Wars explode across the galaxy! From the stormy seas of Kamino to the rocky hills of Devaron, the battle lines have been drawn, and the Jedi Knights who were once protectors of the peace must become generals, leading the clone armies of the Republic to war! These are the stories that were published immediately after the release of Attack of the Clones, featuring Jedi heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, and Quinlan Vos. Collects Clone Wars Volume 1: Defense of Kamino, Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices,Volume 4: Light and Dark, and Free Comic Book Day 2006._____
AUGUST 29, 2012
EMPOWERED DELUXE EDITION VOLUME 2 HC
Behold, fools! Yet another towering stockpile of much-vaunted Sexy Superhero Comedy looms nigh! Adam Warren’sEmpowered Deluxe Edition Volume IIcollects betwixt its Covers Most Hard every scintilla of silliness, sensuality, and sporadic seriousness contained withinEmpowered volumes4, 5, and 6! This colossal cornucopia further boasts a bounteous bevy of rarely seen bonus treasures galore, such as Sketches Most Saucy, Artwork Unpublished, Vainglorious Notes from the Auteur, and far more still! Release your inner Demonwolf, mortals . . . IF YOU DARE!
• Hardcover edition, 656 pages, limited to one printing!
• Adam Warren’s work on The Dirty Pair is well known to US comics readers and OEL manga fans.
• Shrink wrapped to keep the hotness hot!
“As far as ‘sexy superhero comedies’ go,Empowered is tops.” —iFanboy_____
THE MANARA LIBRARY VOLUME 3 HC
Milo Manara’s collaborations with legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini take center stage in this latest volume of The Milo Manara Library! Together, these two masters produced the beautiful, surreal stories “Trip to Tulum” and “The Voyage of G. Mastorna,” the latter of which is presented in English for the first time! Completing this volume is Manara’s collaboration with Silverio Pisu on the satirical update of a Chinese fable, “The Ape,” as well as a large selection of short stories displaying the maestro’s illustrative versatility!
* Stories by film legend Federico Fellini!
* “Manara Library volumes are flat-out gorgeous.”—Andrew A. Smith, Scripps Howard News Service
* Introduction by comics historian Paul Gravett_____
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS—THE SITH HUNTERS TPB
Would-be Sith Savage Opress has located his long-lost brother, Darth Maul! Now the two of them have embarked on a killing spree, cutting a deadly swath through the Outer Rim planets. Determined to stop the brothers, the Jedi Council sends a task force of skilled Jedi to hunt them down and bring them to justice. But when you’re hunting Sith, be careful . . . You might just catch them! Cover art by Dave Filoni, the supervising director of the TV show The Clone Wars!
* Darth Maul and Savage Opress together!