Dark Horse Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores on December 28, 2011. Take the jump for an early look at Brody’s Ghost, The Goon #37, The Guild: Zaboo, Star Wars: Crimson Empire III – Empire Lost #3, and more.
BRODY’S GHOST (ONE-SHOT)
Former slacker Brody has vowed to uncover the identity of the serial killer known only as the “Penny Murderer.” Will he complete his intense training to develop physical and psychic abilities before the mysterious killer strikes again? Collecting four stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents, this one-shot issue continues the hilarious, poignant, thrilling tale of Brody’s fight for justice.
* Love Harry Potter? Try Brody’s Ghost!
* From the thirteen-time Eisner-nominated creator of Akiko!
THE GOON #37
When several workers die in a girdle-factory fire due to poor safety conditions and an out-of-control taco cart, the union is in an uproar. But when the fat cats bring in a supernatural union buster, there’s only one man for the workers to turn to: The Goon.
“The Goon is the product of a contentedly demented mind.”-Comic Book Resources
“A great gurgling gumbo of EC Comics horror, Monty Python wit, and 1930s pulp.”-EW.com
THE GUILD: ZABOO
Zaboo has loved Cyd’s game avatar Codex from afar since the two first met playing The Game. Just what he’ll do for love comes to the fore as he senses Cyd is in trouble and embarks on a real-life quest to escape his mother and become Cyd’s knight in shining armor.
Cowritten by Guild creator and star Felicia Day and costar Sandeep Parikh and brought to life by innovative artist Becky Cloonan!
* Filled with interactive pages and other game features.
* Leads directly into The Guild season 1!
STAR WARS: CRIMSON EMPIRE III—EMPIRE LOST #3
Kir Kanos strikes back at the Empire! Kidnapped and dragooned into a hard-liner Imperial plot, Kir Kanos, the last surviving member of Emperor Palpatine’s royal guard, has had enough! He goes to war with one Imperial faction, even as Leia Organa Solo receives an invitation to meet with emissaries from another.
Treachery layered on treachery is revealed and Kanos answers it the only way he knows how–with violence!
BROTHERS OF THE SPEAR ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 HARDCOVER
Young Natongo and his adopted brother Dan-El share a bond much stronger than blood, so when they learn of Dan-El’s true father and his lost people, they pledge to discover the secret of his birthright together. Their journey across Africa reveals danger at every turn, but nothing to match the shock of finding Dan-El’s home enslaved by an evil witch doctor. With only each other to fall back on, can the brothers of the spear survive battle, exile, shipwreck, and more to overthrow the usurper so Dan-El can take his rightful place as king? Collecting the backup stories from Tarzan #25-#67! Featuring art by comics masters Jesse Marsh and Russ Manning!
* A never-before-reprinted epic from comics’ golden age!
CRIMINAL MACABRE OMNIBUS VOLUME 2
Cal McDonald, the pill-popping, alcoholic antihero of the hitCriminal Macabre series, is back! Teamed with his undead partner Mo’Lock, Cal protects the sin-infested streets of Los Angeles against a growing horde of zombies, vampires, and occultists!
This trade collects Criminal Macabre Volumes 4-6, the one-shot story Feat of Clay, “The Creepy Tree” and “The Trouble with Brains” from MySpace Dark Horse Presents, and “Hairball” from Dark Horse Presents #102-#105, featured in color for the first time!
* From the creator of 30 Days of Night.
“I literally screamed HOLY $#@% when I put this book down. It is that good . . . Cal McDonald is truly one of the coolest characters in comics.”-Ain’t it Cool News