SOLICITATIONS: Dark Horse Comics for February 2013

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Dark Horse Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in February 2013.

ALIENS: INHUMAN CONDITION HC

John Layman (W), Sam Kieth (A/C/Cover), and John Kalisz (C)

On sale Apr 10
FC, 56 pages
$10.99
HC, 7″ x 10″

On a distant, frozen world, “artificial persons” are manufactured in discreet seclusion. With formidable new security synthetics coming online, how better to test their mettle than against a hive of deadly xenomorphs? But as Socialization Specialist Jean DuPaul sees her ever-more-human android charges sent to their destruction, she learns that the most savage species in the universe is man. Collects stories from DHP #12-#17.

• Deluxe graphic novella format.

• Written by Eisner and Harvey Award-winner John Layman (Chew, Detective Comics)!

• Sam Kieth’s Arkham Asylum: Madness was a New York Times bestseller!

• Aliens returns to Dark Horse!

AMALA’S BLADE #0

Steve Horton (W) and Michael Dialynas (A/Cover)

On sale Feb 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot

A behemoth pirate ship is captained by a pirate with a fat price on his head. And out for that head is Amala, Naamaron’s greatest swordfighter (according to Amala). The odds are against her, but that’s the fun . . . if only the ghosts of Amala’s past would shut up and get out of the way!

• A 24-page story, plus a preview of the upcoming series.

• From the pages of Dark Horse Presents.

• Look for the new series coming in April!

ANGEL & FAITH #19

Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

On sale Feb 27
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

Angel, Faith, and the remaining Slayers prep themselves to overtake a group of living zombies—without losing any more lives. The demon Eyghon holds the last remnants of Giles’s soul, but a gaggle of innocent zombies are blocking Angel’s path to victory. Good thing an old friend was recruited to help with the fight . . .

“Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs are taking a slightly strange odd couple of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe and making it compelling and inviting reading. This is how a media-tie-in comic series should be handled. Good show, Gage and Isaacs. —Comic Book Resources

ANGEL & FAITH VOLUME 3: FAMILY REUNION TP

Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), David Lapham (A), Lee Garbett (P), Derek Fridolfs (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

On sale Apr 17
FC, 136 pages
$17.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

Angel’s quest to resurrect Giles has brought an old friend to London—Willow! Tensions run high as these two confront the loss of Giles, but before blood can be shed, Willow has a proposition. She’ll help Angel on his quest if he’ll help her find magic. To do that, she’ll need Connor to get them into Quor’toth, a hell dimension where magic runs deep. Collects issues #11–#15.

• Ties into the events in Buffy Season 9!

• Christos Gage takes Willow to other worlds!

THE ANSWER! #2 (of 4)

Mike Norton (W/A), Dennis Hopeless (W), and Mark Englert (C)

On sale Feb 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

On the run in Cincinnati, punctuation-faced hero The Answer must rescue the abducted librarian Devin from a sinister gang of asylum nurses and orderlies . . . but she may not WANT to be saved! More insane superhero adventure!

• Eisner Award-winning creator of Battlepug!

• Written by Dennis Hopeless (Cable and X-Force, Avengers Arena)!

A blood-curdling double feature!

BALTIMORE: THE WIDOW AND THE TANK

Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Feb 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot

Eisner Award–winning horror master Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden present this horrific double feature about a widow with a not-quite-dead husband and a child-killing vampire taking refuge from something even worse.

“It still takes something special to impose a unifying vision, and Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden have got it.”—The Wall Street Journal

“These Baltimore miniseries over at Dark Horse have provided us with the type of genuine Gothic horror that we crave . . . this is a great read.”—Complex

THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #2 (of 4)

Francesco Francavilla (W/A/Cover)

On sale Feb 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

While investigating a mysterious mass murder that leveled Colt City’s mob bosses, Black Beetle gets wrapped up in a puzzling maze of clues. Could the appearance of a costumed criminal named Labyrinto be related to the destruction of the powerful organized-crime racket?

• New series from Eisner Award winner!

“Francavilla delivers the pulp noir that suits his style perfectly.”—Comic Book Resources

“One of our favorite artists . . . is unleashing one of his own creations on the unsuspecting criminals of Colt City in an all new Black Beetle serial.”—iFanboy

B.P.R.D.: 1948 #5 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Max Fiumara (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)

On sale Feb 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Paranoia plagues members of the team as one scientist begins to suspect Bureau members are being replaced by beings from another universe.

• A direct lead-in to next month’s B.P.R.D.: Vampire by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon.

“Fiumara has a delightfully weird figure style that’s distinct but still fits in with the long-established aesthetic of the Hellboy and B.P.R.D. comics—Comics Alliance

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #104: THE ABYSS OF TIME part 2 (of 2)

Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), James Harren (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Feb 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Transported back to the Prehistoric times, a B.P.R.D. agent finds himself among a tribe of cavemen locked in battle with a group of monsters and the evil god they worship.

• From the pages of Hellboy!

• Written by Mike Mignola!

“A spectrum between Mike Allred’s razor-sharp line work and Jeff Lemire’s fleshy faces, illustrator James Harren has carved out a style that Paul Pope fans should be able to appreciate.” —Comics Alliance

BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD VOLUME 13 TP

Mi-Kyung Yun (W/A)

On sale Apr 24
b&w, 164 pages
$9.99
TP, 5 7/8″ x 8 1/4″

Mura—the goddess who’s been trying to separate Habaek and his human bride Soah—forces Habaek into a showdown on Cheong-Yo Mountain, where she’s most powerful. As a civil war erupts in the realms of the gods, the Emperor puts his own devious plan in motion to hurt Habaek and those he loves.

• Each volume of includes four pages of lavish color artwork!

“Dark Horse’s production is as visually beautiful as Yun’s art.” —SchoolLibraryJournal.com

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #18

Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Dexter Vines (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Phil Noto (Cover)

On sale Feb 13
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

The remnants of magic left on earth are in danger . . . The Siphon is back, and he’s more charged than ever before as he takes out one magical being after another, absorbing their power. Pulled into this battle to save the world—again—Buffy is partnered with Koh and Illyria to put a stop Severin.

• Illyria partners with Buffy!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: WILLOW—WONDERLAND #4 (of 5)

Christos Gage (W), Jeff Parker (W), Brian Ching (P), Jason Gorder (I), Michelle Madsen (C), David Mack (Cover), and Megan Lara (Variant cover)

On sale Feb 6
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Willow struggles to keep her cool when she discovers that her traveling partner—Marrack—isn’t who she thought he was. With magic at her full disposal, she can easily convince him to spill any and all secrets (right?) while they continue their journey to get home with magic in tow . . .

• Follows the events of Buffy Season 8!

• Christos Gage joins Jeff Parker!

COLDER #4 (of 5)

Paul Tobin (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover)

On sale Feb 6
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Declan enters the realm of chaos, the eerie Boston inhabited by the mentally unstable, in search of the woman who cared for him. But with his body temperature rapidly dropping, he might not make it out in time…much less save the girl.

• From the creative team behind the Falling Skies comic!

• A new horror comic in the vein of Locke & Key and Preacher.

THE CREEP HC

John Arcudi (W), Jonathan Case (A), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

On sale Apr 24
FC, 136 pages
$19.99
HC, 6″ x 9″

A young boy puts a gun in his mouth and pulls the trigger. The police don’t care—not about his death or the death of his best friend two months earlier. The dead boy’s mom seeks help from an old flame that’s employed as a detective. Will the detective’s freakish appearance get in the way of uncovering the terrible secrets of these two teenagers? Collects issues #0-#4.

• From the writer of B.P.R.D. and the artist of Green River Killer.

• Additional art by Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, and Ryan Sook.

CREEPY COMICS #11

Gilbert Hernandez (W/A), Jamie S. Rich (W), J. Torres (W), Dan Braun (W), Peter Bagge (W/A), Joëlle Jones (A), Amy Reeder (A), and Chrissie Zullo (Cover)

On sale Feb 13
b&w, 48 pages
$4.99
Ongoing

February is when dear Uncle Creepy’s fancy turns toward . . . scaring the bejeezus out of readers! Prepare to swoon at the bouquet of terror offered up by our team: Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) weaves a tale of love gone horribly wrong, Jamie S. Rich (It Girl and the Atomics) and Joëlle Jones (Hourse of Night) provide a peek at voyeuristic ghosts, and J. Torres (Jinx) and Amy Reeder (Batwoman) make you afraid to go into the water—or near your beloved! Plus, the Creepys find romance in Dan Braun and Peter Bagge’s latest Creepy Family strips!

• New romantic scares from Gilbert Hernandez and Peter Bagge!

• Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

CRIMINAL MACABRE: FINAL NIGHT—THE 30 DAYS OF NIGHT CROSSOVER #3 (of 4)

Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Justin Erickson (Cover)

On sale Feb 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Eben Olemaun is on the hunt and he’ll rip both human and vampire limb from limb to get to the person who took everything from him—Federal Agent Alice Blood. Can Cal fight off the hordes of new vampires in time to save her?

• Steve Niles’s greatest characters come together in a final showdown.

Epic horror crossover!

CRIMINAL MACABRE: THE CAL MCDONALD CASEBOOK VOLUME 1 HC

Steve Niles (W), Ben Templesmith (A), Kelley Jones (A), Casey Jones (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Fiona Staples (Cover)

On sale Apr 10
FC, 560 pages
$34.99
HC, 6 1/2″ x 9″

In the dark and gritty town of Los Angeles, one man stands between humans and . . . everything else. Cal McDonald, private detective with scotch for blood, investigates the cases that no one else will. Mummies—she-demons, frankenstein creations, and possessed cars. Collects Criminal Macabre: A Cal McDonald Mystery #1-#5, “A Letter from B.S.” from the Dark Horse comic Drawing on Your Nightmares, Love Me Tenderloin, Last Train to Deadsville #1-#4, Criminal Macabre: Supernatural Freak Machine #1-#5, Hairball, and the prose Savage Membrane.

• From the creator of 30 Days of Night.

• Over 500 pages of prose and comics!

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #13

Brian Wood (W), Mirko Colak (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

On sale Feb 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

Conan and Bêlit find themselves enemies when they become involved in a military conflict in Shem! Left behind on the Tigress as Bêlit visits home, Conan follows, determined to prove he can survive the desert. When events spin beyond his control, the Cimmerian is drafted into an army storming a Shemite fortress—with Bêlit defending the ramparts!

• New story arc! Great jumping-on point!

• Written by Brian Wood!

• Look for the new Star Wars series from Brian Wood!

The definitive guide!

DRAGON AGE: THE WORLD OF THEDAS VOLUME 1 HC

Ben Gelinas (W), Mike Laidlaw (W), David Gaider (W), various (W), and various (A)

On sale Apr 3
FC, 224 pages
$39.99
HC, 9″ x 12″

For Dragon Age newcomers, this comprehensive volume brings you up to speed on everything you need to know about the regions, religions, monsters, magic, and more! For dedicated fans, never before have the secrets of BioWare’s epic fantasy been revealed so completely and so compellingly!

• Filled with never-before-seen art by the creators of the games!

• New Dragon Age game coming in 2013!

• From the writers and artists of the Dragon Age games.

2012 Eisner and Harvey Award winner!

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #21

Neil Gaiman (W), Duane Swierczynski (W), Geoffrey Thorne (W), Michael Avon Oeming (W/A), Denis Medri (W/A), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Corinna Bechko (W), Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Simon Roy (W/A), Jason Wordie (W/A), Shannon Wheeler (W/A), Paul Chadwick (A), Eric Nguyen (A), Todd Harris (A), Steve Lieber (A), and Greg Ruth (Cover)

On sale Feb 20
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing

Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods) teams with Paul Chadwick (Concrete) for “The Day the Saucers Came”!

Plus, three new series debut this month, including work by Simon Roy (Prophet) Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man), and Arcade Boy by Denis Medri!

• Featuring Neil Gaiman! [Maybe as a headline]

• Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Alabaster and Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories continue!

“Comics’ best kept secret trove of great comics.”—Comic Book Resources

EMILY AND THE STRANGERS #2 (of 3)

Rob Reger (W), Mariah Huehner (W), Emily Ivie (A/Cover), Buzz Parker (Cover), and Winston Smith (Variant cover)

On sale Feb 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Emily’s ready to rock ‘n’ roll, but to attain her dream of making the strangest, coolest tunes ever to grace a radio, she needs to learn to play with others—no easy task with five styles in the mix. There’s a chance that the group can make it big if they find a common tune.

• Rock and roll adventures from creator Rob Reger.

• Featuring limited variant covers by rock-poster legends!

EX SANGUINE #5 (of 5)

Tim Seeley (W/A/Cover), Joshua Scott Emmons (W), and Carlos Badilla (C)

On sale Feb 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

The vampire Saul Adams and a federal agent (who’s in the know about the undead) battle over the murdered body of her partner . . . but their death match is interrupted when an unlikely ally (and romantic interest) intervenes . . .

• From Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley!

• The bloody conclusion to this five-part miniseries!

“Seeley delivers the goods.”—IGN

FEAR AGENT LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 2 HC

Rick Remender (W), Tony Moore (A/Cover), Jerome Opeña (A), Kieron Dwyer (P), John Lucas (I), Lee Loughridge (C), and Michelle Madsen (C)

On sale Apr 27
FC, 480 pages
$49.99
HC, 8″ x 12 3/16″

The outlook isn’t sunny for Heath Huston or his ensemble of Fear Agents—planet Earth is infested by Feeder aliens, robotic conquerors are manipulating the universe through time travel, and Heath discovers a traitor in their midst! This second volume of the deluxe Fear Agent Library Edition collects issues #17-#32 of the popular series, and also includes Tales of the Fear Agent bonus stories and a massive gallery of covers, sketches, and pin-ups!

• From the writer of Uncanny X-Force, Marvel’s smash hit!

“If there were more comics out there like Fear Agent, I’d buy more comics.” – Eric Powell, The Goon

“Fear Agent is absolutely everything I love about comics in one fantastic package.” – Matt Fraction, Casanova, The Punisher

GAME OF THRONES

On sale March 20

Game of Thrones Ceramic Stein: Lannister Sigil
$19.99

Game of Thrones Pint Glass: Lannister Sigil

$9.99

Game of Thrones Shot Glass: Lannister Sigil
$5.99

Game of Thrones Ceramic Stein: Baratheon Sigil
$19.99

Game of Thrones Pint Glass: Baratheon Sigil
$9.99

Game of Thrones Shot Glass: Baratheon Sigil
$5.99

Dark Horse Deluxe continues to ramp up for this spring’s third season of the award-winning HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones.

Come refresh yourself with a long drink from custom glassware emblazoned with the house sigils of Lannister and Baratheon. Your thirst will be quenched. Permanently!

GAME OF THRONES JON SNOW & GHOST STATUE

On sale June 26
13” high, 16” across
Limited edition
$349.99

There is a spiritual bond between Jon Snow and his direwolf companion, Ghost. Like Jon, the wolf cub was set apart from his siblings, and he leaves Winterfell with Jon to the Wall.

Attuned to danger with a preternatural sense, Jon and Ghost team as if one.

No detail has been spared in this faithful replica, crafted expressly for Dark Horse’s program by the sculptors at Gentle Giant Studios.

The large size and meticulous detailing make this a piece for the true collector.

GANTZ VOLUME 27 TP

Hiroya Oku (W/A)

On sale Apr 17
b&w, 232 pages
$13.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/16”

A massive unknown flying craft lays waste to the planet’s leading military superpower. Choas reigns. Gantz teams from all over the world gather in Italy only to be overwhelmed and ripped to pieces by endless foes. And just as their destruction seems assured, the Gantz warriors are transferred home and released without explanation from their duty by the Gantz orb. Is this a reward for courageous service or simply an admission that Armageddon is now inevitable?

• Gantz has sold over fifteen million copies in Japan!

• Popular anime series, live-action feature

“Drawn with eye-popping realism, Oku’s scenes range from infanticide to bestiality to painful adolescent awkwardness, raising standard geek fare to a new level of sophistication.” —Entertainment Weekly

GARY BASEMAN

On sale March 20

Gary Baseman “Cyclops Cat” Pin
$14.99

Gary Baseman “Skull and Crossbones” Pin
$14.99

Gary Baseman Coaster Set
$9.99

Gary Baseman Playing Cards
$4.99

Gary Baseman Magnet Set
$8.99

Gary Baseman Journal
$9.99

Gary Baseman “The Door is Always Open” Journal
$9.99

Gary Baseman is a leader within an international cultural movement that includes both mainstream and underground art. After a career as a top commercial illustrator, creator of Disney’s Teacher’s Pet animated show, and artist for the Cranium board game, he felt he should not be “limited to one world, whether the gallery world, editorial world, or art toy world.” He has now embraced them all with success.

In March 2013, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles will install a major career retrospective, My Door Is Always Open, that will run for six months. Dark Horse is celebrating with a new range of merchandise, all selected and approved by Gary Baseman.

The Gary Baseman Veritas Pins will be a series of five deluxe sculpted metal pins, all with the theme of “veritas” (Latin for “truth”), newly designed by Baseman. New designs will be solicited in next month’s issue of Previews.

GHOST #4

Kelly Sue DeConnick (W) and Phil Noto (A/C/Cover)

On sale Feb 6
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

The champagne is poured and the chandeliers are hung for Chicago Mayor Bobby Chamber’s annual Black and White Ball—but Ghost, Vaughn, and Tommy are crashing the party, determined to stop the imposter before he claims another life and tears open a rift between two worlds!

• Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) brings the climactic in the final chapter of “In the Smoke and Din.”

Death was only the beginning.

HELLBOY IN HELL #3

Mike Mignola (W/A/Cover) and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Feb 6
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

Hellboy meets more of his family members, and it’s not a fond reunion, as blood sprays through the air in Hell.

• This is what it’s all been building to!

• Mike Mignola writes and draws Hellboy!

• Featuring one of the strangest twists ever!

THE MASSIVE #9

Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Dave Stewart (C), J. P. Leon (Cover)

On sale Feb 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

When explosive new information arises about the seemingly utopian oil-rig nation that has divided the crew of the Kapital, Callum Israel is forced to deal with the likely dissolution of Ninth Wave. But what does that mean for The Massive?

• The groundbreaking new series from Star Wars and Conan writer Brian Wood continues!

“In a period where Wood’s name seems to pop up all over the industry, this series has emerged as one of his most ambitious and rewarding so far.”—IGN

“Provocative, original, and fiercely intelligent in both conception and execution.”—Comic Book Resources

MIND MGMT #8

Matt Kindt (W/A)

On sale Feb 20
FC, 22 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

The psychic-spy agency Mind Management is being rebuilt, and Henry Lyme, the agent who brought it down the first time, will do anything to stop it! The next stop in Lyme’s recruitment drive brings he and investigator Meru to a quiet university where another defector teaches, but when the agents on their tail arrive, everything goes to hell! More secrets come out and the danger rises as MIND MGMT’s second arc heats up!

• From the creator of 3 Story and Super Spy!

• One of 2012’s most acclaimed debuts!

MIND MGMT VOLUME 1 HC

Matt Kindt (W/A)

On sale Apr 3
FC, 200 pages
$19.99
HC, 7” x 10”

Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the top-secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight’s missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest success—and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees? Collects MIND MGMT #1-#6.

“Matt Kindt is the man. Superb series.” —Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

New standalone adventure!

NINGEN’S NIGHTMARES TP

J. P. Kalonji (W/A) and Dan Jackson (C)

On sale Apr 17
b&w, 120 pages
$12.99
TP, 5″ x 7″

In ancient Japan, a witch named Hannya seeks to use the warrior-monk Ningen’s enlightened body and spirit to resurrect the demon-samurai Atsumori and unleash an era of chaos! After leaving the safety of his temple to protect defenseless commoners, Ningen soon finds that several colorful bounty hunters are on his trail!

• Revisiting the world of 365 Samurai and a Few Bowls of Rice!

• His last book was nominated for a teens wward by YALSA.

NUMBER 13 #3

Robert Love (W/A/Cover), David Walker (W), Michelle Davies (C), Dana Shukartis (I), and Diego Simone (C)

On sale Feb 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

The adventures of the boy known as Number 13 draws to an epic conclusion, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance! Caught in the middle of a deadly battle between the Infected and the Immune, Number 13 learns the shocking truth behind his creation and the purpose of his existence.

• From the pages of Dark Horse Presents!

• Concludes the storyline launched in Dark Horse Presents.

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 44 TP

Kosuke Fujishima (W/A)

On sale Apr 10
b&w, 168 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 3/16”

As Urd summons her demonic potential to defeat the machine menacing her sister, Skuld stands by with a holdout bomb should things go out of control . . . but they may already be out of control, as Belldandy is forced to play her own last, unexpected card . . . offering Keiichi the chance to cancel their contract!

• Inspired the Ah! My Goddess anime TV series, available from Funimation.

• Each volume of contains fan art, letters, and commentary from the creator.

• Award winning series!

R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED #4 (of 4)

Peter Lenkov (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Tony Parker (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)

On sale Feb 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Intent on bringing the City of the Damned down, R.I.P.D. officers Roy Pulsipher and Crispin Mather fight their way to the city’s heart, but as its secrets unravel, so too does their partnership—creating a rift that threatens their mission and an outcome that still reverberates a hundred years later.

• Prequel to the upcoming feature film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges!

• In theaters July 2013!

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 13 TP

Charles Dixon (W), Larry Yakata (W), Don Kraar (W), Gary Kwapisz (P), Dave Simons (P/I), Andy Kubert (P/I), Ernie Chan (I), and Doug Beekman (Cover)

On sale Apr 3
b&w, 528 pages
$19.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

As the barbarian mercenary Conan roams the lands of Hyboria, selling his sword to the highest bidder, the siren lure of wine, women, and treasure is often more dangerous than any armed adversary. While Conan’s skills are more than a match for any warrior, avarice is an enemy against which a blade is of little use! Collects Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #131–#140.

• Over 500 story pages, value priced.

• Features early work of artist Andy Kubert.

Brian Wood! Alex Ross!

STAR WARS #2

Brian Wood (W), Carlos D’Anda (A), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Alex Ross (Cover)

On sale Feb 13
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

A cagey young Imperial officer seems to anticipate the Rebels’ every move, so Princess Leia forms a “stealth squadron”—including Luke Skywalker—to expose a suspected spy within their ranks.

Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca run afoul of bounty hunter Boba Fett, and the Emperor sends Darth Vader on a secret mission!

• Stars Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader!

• Set during classic trilogy events!

STAR WARS: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE—HARD TARGETS #5 (of 5)

John Ostrander (W), Davidé Fabbri (P), Christian Dalla Vecchia (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)

On sale Feb 20
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Everyone—including Boba Fett—is after the young Count Dooku. As Cross and the Count’s loyal security guard attempt to whisk the boy to safety, they are surrounded by enemies! In the past, Cross had the power and authority of the Empire behind him. Now he has nothing but his fists!

• Agent of the Empire, or Enemy of the Empire?

“This is the near perfect ending to an outstanding Star Wars mini-series…The artwork is excellent and the writing is off the charts. Cross is a complex character that deals with an ever increasing amount of adversity. Even the villain is given some great dialogue . . .—Technorati

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—FIRE CARRIER #1 (of 5)

Randy Stradley (W), Gabriel Guzman (A), Garry Henderson (C), and Douglas Wheatley (Cover)

On sale Feb 6
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Jedi Master K’Kruhk is on the run with a group of young Padawans. In a galaxy suddenly hunting Jedi, they are forced to land on an Imperial-run planet, hiding in the refugee camp, among other beings who were displaced by the Clone Wars. But K’Kruhk senses there is something wrong!

• Is K’Kruhk the last hope for the Jedi Order?

• On the run from Vader!

“The final line: I’ve read a lot of Star Wars comics. It’s no small claim when I say this is the greatest Star Wars series I have ever read. It would be a crime if Dark Horse does not collect this into a hardcover. Why is there no Eisner Award for Franchise in Another Medium? This would win. Highest possible recommendation. Overall grade: A+” —SciFi Pulse

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—THE PRISONER OF BOGAN #4 (of 5)

John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and David Michael Beck (Cover)

On sale Feb 27
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Even as the Je’daii close in on the mysterious Xesh and his mad ally Daegen Lok, a third party has entered the chase—a powerful woman from Xesh’s past.

Meanwhile, Lok has sought the help of old enemies to help him attain a common goal—the downfall of the Je’daii!

• Origins of the Jedi!

• Most popular Star Wars series of 2012 continues!

STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT VOLUME 3—ESCAPE TP

John Jackson Miller (W), Marco Castiello (P), Andrea Chella (P), Vincenzo Acunzo (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)

On sale Apr 10
FC, 120 pages
$18.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

Joining a team hunting for a relic of extraordinary evil, Kerra hopes their search will reveal the truth about her missing parents—before it leads the Sith to a tool of ultimate destruction! But Kerra’s desire to find her lost family is clouding her judgment. If the relic falls into Sith hands, the galaxy is doomed! Collects the five-issue miniseries.

• The sequel to the novel from Del Rey, a New York Times bestseller!

“Hopefully we haven’t seen the last of Kerra Holt, as there is a ton of potential for her character, and Escape has shown there is plenty more to be seen.” —Roqoo Depot

The final chapter of The Strain!

THE STRAIN #11

David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)

On sale Feb 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

Cornered and on the run in the dark home of a goth-rock superstar, the Master heads for the high ground as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his companions discover the ultimate vampire nest. Can Goodweather and his compatriots defeat this monstrous bloodsucker?

• Enter the Master’s lair!

• Soon to be a TV series!

• From director Guillermo del Toro!

“The city has been overrun by these parasitic vampires, and nothing short of sunlight or fire seems to stop them. This book has movie written all over it!” —Comic Attack

TO HELL YOU RIDE #3 (of 5)

Lance Henriksen (W), Joseph Maddrey (W), Tom Mandrake (A/Cover), and Cris Peter (C)

On sale Feb 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Our drunken, haunted hero visits the scene of his grandfather’s execution, recalling the stories that have cursed the land, while nearby the casual and the well-off bathe in blood.

• Written by horror movie icon Lance Henriksen (Millennium, Aliens, Near Dark)!

• Body horror meets Native American curses!

via Dark Horse Comics