SOLICITATIONS: Dark Horse Comics for May 2013

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

47Ronin447 RONIN #4 (of 5)
Mike Richardson (W)
Stan Sakai (A/Cover)
Lovern Kindzierski (C)

On sale May 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

After months of meticulous planning, Lord Asano’s retainers launch a daring midnight raid on the man who brought his ruin and death. The moment of reckoning arrives in this penultimate chapter of Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai’s authentic take on Japan’s greatest historical legend!

“This. Is. Fantastic.” —Comics Crux

AbeSapien_DarkAndTerrible2ABE SAPIEN #2: DARK AND TERRIBLE

Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Sebastián Fiumara (A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C), and Max Fiumara (Variant cover)

On sale May 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Abe Sapien battles his way through terrible Ogdru Hem and human monsters as the world comes crashing down around him, on his quest to reveal his own role in the end of the world.

• Sebastián Fiumara (Loki, Mystery in Space) joins the Mignolaverse.

Exciting new series!

Akaneiro1AKANEIRO #1 (of 3)

Justin Aclin (W), Vasilis Lolos (A), and TBD (Cover)

On sale May 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

From the brilliant imagination of video game auteur American McGee comes a dazzling reenvisioning of Red Riding Hood set in the wondrous world of Japanese folklore! Justin Aclin and Vasilis Lolos take Kani⎯a young woman torn between two cultures⎯on an epic adventure battling devious yokai for the fate of her world!

• Based on the hot new game by American McGee’s Spicy Horse Games!

AmalasBlade2AMALA’S BLADE #2 (of 4)

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

On sale May 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Master assassin Amala targets the royal figurehead of the low-tech Purifiers. Standing in Amala’s way? Twin blademasters. Annoying ghosts. Hallucinogenic poison. And a secret from Amala’s past too unhinged to be believed . . . even by Amala!

• Debuted in the award-winning Dark Horse Presents.

“Striking visuals.” —Thirteen Minutes

AngelAndFaith22 AngelAndFaith22AltANGEL & FAITH #22

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

On sale May 29
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

Giles’s resurrection has been pushed to the back burner while Angel and Faith tackle Season 9’s Big Bads—Pearl, Nash, and Whistler—who threaten to release boundless magic over the planet. Only the strong will survive!

• Executive Producer Joss Whedon.

AvatarLastAirbender_Search2AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—THE SEARCH PART TWO TP

Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)

On sale July 10
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6” x 9”

In search of their long-lost mother, Fire Lord Zuko and his deadly and insane sister Azula have brought Avatar Aang and his friends into a mysterious forest, but what they discover within may be more than they can face. Will they too be lost in these woods forever?

• Perfect companion to Legend of Korra!

• The official continuation of Airbender from its creators.

“A fantastic glimpse into the post-series universe . . . “ ⎯ Bleeding Cool

BettiePage_SculptedPin_GirlOurDreamsBETTIE PAGE: GIRL OF OUR DREAMS SCULPTED METAL PIN

On sale July 3
Packaged in a laser-cut foam block in a color sleeve
$12.99

Based on Dave Stevens’s art

One of our most satisfying projects was the beautiful statue of Bettie Page inspired by the classic illustration Girl of Our Dreams by the late Dave Stevens.

We have commissioned renowned sculptor Joe Menna to re-create this image in bas- relief and have fabricated it as a high-quality zinc alloy pin.

BillyTheKidTP3_OrmLochNessBILLY THE KID’S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES AND THE ORM OF LOCH NESS TP

Eric Powell (W), Kyle Hotz (W/A/Cover), and Daniel Brown (C)

On sale July 10
FC, 112 pages
$15.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

The world believes the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid was killed by Pat Garrett, but in reality the Kid is very much alive, the hired gun of Fineas Sproule’s traveling spectacle of biological curiosities—or “freaks,” as Billy calls them. In their latest adventure, Billy and crew head to Loch Ness to rescue their lizard-skinned comrade Callahan from the wrath of Count Dracula.

• From the Eisner Award-winning creator of The Goon!

Welcome to the end of the world!

BPRDHellOnEarth_Wasteland1B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #107: WASTELAND part 1 (of 3)

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Laurence Campbell (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)

On sale May 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

Johann leads a B.P.R.D. team on a rescue mission in Chicago to locate the group of agents lost in B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Abyss of Time. What they find is a devastated city, full of giant Ogdru Hem, and a flood of humans transformed into monsters.

• Art by Laurence Campbell (Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine, Punisher MAX).

• Cover by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets).

• Cowritten by Mike Mignola!

“It’s as good a time as any to check in with a series that started as a Hellboy spin-off but has become a force in its own right.”—Comic Book Resources

BPRDHellEarthTP5_PickensCountyAndOthersB.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH VOLUME 5: THE PICKENS COUNTY HORROR AND OTHERS TP

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Scott Allie (W), Jason Latour (A), Max Fiumara (A), James Harren (A), Becky Cloonan (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale July 24
FC, 152 pages
$19.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

The B.P.R.D. crew investigates the site of a hundred-year-old magical ritual and Hellboy breaks into the secret library of a dead necromancer. Collects The Pickens County Horror #1-#2, The Transformation of J. H. O’Donnell, and The Abyss of Time Parts 1 and 2.

BPRDVampire3B.P.R.D.: VAMPIRE #3 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W), Fábio Moon (W/A/Cover), Gabriel Bá (W/A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale May 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

A nobleman vampire’s life is spared after a horrific bargain made with the evil goddess Hecate, and now the bloodthirsty Simon Anders will put that deadly deal to rest.

• A direct sequel to the critically acclaimed B.P.R.D.: 1948!

• From the Eisner Award-winning creators of Daytripper—Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon!

BuffyS9_21 BuffyS9_21AltBUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #21

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

On sale May 8
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

The Scoobies are together again—and just in time! Buffy, Willow, and Xander begin a new mission as a team in order to protect something very dear to them all. But evildoers Simone and Severin have their own plans and are ready to undermine the happy reunion!

ConanTheBarbarian16CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16

Brian Wood (W), Davide Gianfelice (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

On sale May 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

After a series of trials that nearly tore them apart, Conan and Bêlit use a brief respite to embark on a vision quest. But with violence, pain, and death their constant companions, the vision quickly becomes a nightmare!

• New story arc from Northlanders team Brian Wood and Davide Gianfelice!

ConanHC14_TheDeathCONAN VOLUME 14: THE DEATH HC

Brian Wood (W), Becky Cloonan (A), Vasilis Lolos (A), Declan Shalvey (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

On sale July 24
FC, 152 pages
$24.99
HC, 7″ x 10″

Conan and Bêlit are the undisputed masters of the Western Ocean, their names whispered in fearful awe all along the Black Coast. But while fellow seafarers know better than to challenge their reign, other threats arrive from unexpected places. Conan returns to Cimmeria to track down an impostor destroying villages in his name, only to discover a tragic connection to his own past! Collects Conan the Barbarian #7–#12.

• Brian Wood (Northlanders), Becky Cloonan (Batman), Vasilis Lolos (Pixu), and Declan Shalvey (Dark Avengers)!

CreepyQuarterly12CREEPY COMICS #12

Richard Corben (W/A/Cover), John Arcudi (W), Ron Marz (W), Dan Braun (W), Peter Bagge (W/A), Julian Totino Tedesco (A), and Richard P. Clark (A)

On sale May 8
b&w, 48 pages
$4.99
Ongoing

New terror from legendary artist Richard Corben reveals that six feet of soil can’t keep a good man down! John Arcudi (B.P.R.D.) and Julian Totino Tedesco (Uncanny X-Force) explore the aftermath of a deadly plane crash in the ghastly “Pack Leader.” And join Ron Marz and Richard P. Clark for a delightfully twisted fairytale!

• New story written and drawn by Richard Corben (Ragemoor)!

• Creepy Family strips from Peter Bagge (Hate)!

Introducing Blackout, An all-new hero!

DHP_24DARK HORSE PRESENTS #24

Frank Barbiere (W), Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Ron Randall (W/A), Fred Van Lente (W), Phil Stanford (W), Peter Hogan (W), Dan Jolley (W), Mike Baron (W), Donny Cates (W), Eliot Rahal (W), Shannon Wheeler (W/A), Micah Kaneshiro (A), Steve Lieber (A), Freddie Williams II (A), Patric Reynolds (A), Phil Winslade (A), Leonard Kirk (A), Steve Rude (A), Melissa Curtin (A), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)

On sale May 22
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing

Step into the darkness with the brand-new Dark Horse superhero Blackout, written by Frank Barbiere with art by Micah Kaneshiro! Get ready for sci-fi action with the return of Ron Randall’s Trekker! Take the case and save the world with Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal’s Hunter Quaid! Plus, new installments of Alabaster: Boxcar Tales, Nexus, Crime Does Not Pay, Brain Boy, King’s Road, Bloodhound, and Villain House!

“Dark Horse’s prestigious anthology series . . . showcases emerging talent alongside some of the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists comics has to offer, as well as promising new and underground talents.”—ComicsAlliance

“Seriously, this is comics’ best kept secret trove of great comics.”—Comic Book Resources’ Robot 6 blog

DeepSeaTHE DEEP SEA

Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Justin Gray (W), Tony Akins (A), and Paul Mounts (C)

On sale May 22
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
One-shot

Paul Barry’s obsession with the ocean took a turn when his crew’s vessel was lost in a deep sea descent mission—with his crew inside. Fifty-five years later, with the recovery of the ship, Paul is about to discover the horrific mysteries of time and the abyss. From the pages of Dark Horse Presents.

• By acclaimed writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (Creator-Owned Heroes, Jonah Hex).

• From Wonder Woman artist Tony Akins!

DragonAge_UntilWeSleep3DRAGON AGE: UNTIL WE SLEEP #3 (of 3)

David Gaider (W), Alexander Freed (W), Chad Hardin (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)

On sale May 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Willing to embrace an evil that once nearly shattered reality, Magister Aurelian Titus must be stopped. King Alistair and his allies have traveled to the realm of nightmares to do so, but if the cost of victory is to sacrifice his father, will Alistair be able to pay the price?

• Story by David Gaider, lead writer of the games and novels!

• An essential addition to the Dragon Age canon!

Your dreams . . . His nightmare!

DreamThief1DREAM THIEF #1 (of 5)

Jai Nitz (W), Greg Smallwood (A), and Alex Ross (Cover)

On sale May 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

After stealing an Aboriginal mask from a museum, John Lincoln realizes that the spirits of the vengeful dead are possessing his body and mind while he sleeps! His old problems have been replaced by bloody hands and the disposal of bodies—and now remembering where he spent last night has never been more important!

• Bram Stoker Award winner Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood craft a gritty, fast-paced drama.

• Cover by Alex Ross!

Corben adapts Poe!

EAPoe_FallHouseOfUsher1EDGAR ALLAN POE’S THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER #1 (of 2)

Richard Corben (W/A/Cover)

On sale May 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

A sickness resides in the house of Usher. Its history is cursed, its tenants plagued by abominable love, and it’s hallways lined with coffins and the rotted dead.

Things are about to get worse.

• An incestuous nightmare brought to you by horror legend Richard Corben.

Tarzan_Sundays_HalFosterHCEDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS 1931-1933 HC

George Carlin (W) and Hal Foster (A)

On sale July 31
FC, 120 pages
$125.00
HC, 7” x 10”

Beautifully restored and printed at giant size, this first volume in Dark Horse’s comprehensive collections of Hal Foster’s Tarzan Sundays reprints over one hundred strips on high-quality paper and in eye-popping color, replicating their appearance when they were brand new! Featuring historical essays on Tarzan and Foster, this astonishing volume is a must for every collector! Collecting every Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1931 through September 1933!

• From Hal Foster, creator of Prince Valiant!

• Introduction by Mark Evanier!

FaginTheJewHCFAGIN THE JEW 10TH ANNIVERSARY HC

Will Eisner (W/A)

On sale July 31
b&w, 136 pages
$19.99
HC, 6 1/2″ x 9 1/4″

Comics luminary Will Eisner takes on literary giant Charles Dickens, in this fascinating retelling of the life of Oliver Twist’s Fagin! Imagining Fagin’s impoverished childhood in the slums of London and his initiation into the criminal underworld, Eisner’s story counters the anti-Semitism of Victorian literature as his gorgeous brushwork creates an evocative portrait of the era.

• Now in hardcover with Eisner’s previously unused full-color cover art!

• Foreword by Brian Michael Bendis!

• Introduction by Dickens scholar Jeet Heer!

GantzV28GANTZ VOLUME 28 TP

Hiroya Oku (W/A)

On sale July 24
b&w, 234 pages
$13.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/16”

With America in ruins and Gantz teams the world over slaughtered, an armada of war machines the size of skyscrapers rains down on Japan and begins the systematic extermination of the population. But even without the support of the now-silent Gantz orb, the former Osaka Gantz warriors take to the streets to fight back in what can only be a suicide mission!

• Gantz has sold over fifteen million copies in Japan!

• Popular anime series and 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

“Gantz is the nastiest manga in the North American market.” —Ain’t It Cool News

Gate7_V4GATE 7 VOLUME 4 TP

CLAMP (W/A)

On sale July 17
b&w, 176 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 3/16″ 

Hana’s team of warriors, including the slightly overwhelmed Chikahito, must convince more reincarnated historical figures to join their side. The supernatural battle between strange mystical clans and their powerful oni creatures intensifies! The latest volume in CLAMP’s gorgeous, fast-paced series comes to readers just a few months after its Japanese release date.

• CLAMP has more titles released in English than any other manga creator!

• Urban fantasy in the vein of Buffy and the Harry Potter series!

Super Natural!

GhostTP1_SmokeAndDinGHOST: IN THE SMOKE AND DIN TP

Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), Phil Noto (A), Jenny Frison (A), Alex Ross (A/Cover)

On sale July 31
FC, 136 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 10”

One warm night in Chicago’s Resurrection Cemetery, paranormal investigators Vaughn and Tommy accidentally summon a beautiful, transparent woman. Their search for her true identity uncovers a dark, hidden history of the city and a deadly alliance between political corruption and demonic science! In the middle of it all stands a woman trapped between two worlds! Collects Ghost #0-#4.

• Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel).

• Phil Noto (Angel & Faith, X-23).

“Kelly Sue DeConnick provides further evidence of why she’s so highly rated amongst other comic book professionals with [Ghost], a story that I struggle to classify, despite enjoying what I’ve read so far.” —Comic Bastards

HELLBOY 5” MINI QEE FIGURES

On sale July 10

Hellboy_Qee_5in_BPRD Hellboy_Qee_5in_Glow Hellboy_Qee_5in_Red

Hellboy 5” Mini Qee: Red
$19.99

Hellboy 5” Mini Qee: Glow-in-Dark
$19.99

Hellboy 5” Mini Qee: B.P.R.D.
$19.99

Limited-edition designer art toys.

Our friends at Toy2R have won worldwide acclaim for their Qee brand. Besides their exciting originals, they have put their design spin on characters from Domo to the Simpsons. We are excited to see them once again take on Hellboy, with unique designs produced under license from Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Packaged in a full-color window box.

HouseOfGoldAndBones2 HouseOfGoldAndBones2AltHOUSE OF GOLD & BONES #2 (of 4)

Corey Taylor (W), Richard Clark (A) Dan Jackson (C), Jason Shawn Alexander (Cover), and Kyle Hotz (Variant cover)

On sale May 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Traveling through his new reality, the Human stumbles across an unlikely ally. But with the zombielike Numbers hounding their steps, they must make some unusual choices to avoid capture in an unknown world, with troubling consequences. But can the Human really trust his new friend’s advice and find his way home again?

• Written by Stone Sour and Slipknot front man Corey Taylor.

• Cover by artist Jason Shawn Alexander.

An imprisoned King Conan battles a forgotten evil!

KingConan_HourDragon1 KingConan_HourDragon1AltKING CONAN: HOUR OF THE DRAGON #1 (of 6)

Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (P), José Villarrubia (C), Gerald Parel (Cover), and Sanjulian (Variant cover)

On sale May 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

King Conan has faced many threats to his throne in Aquilonia—but none more deadly than a traitorous alliance backed by the resurrected sorcerer Xaltotun, at whose command mountains crumble!

• Adapts Robert E. Howard’s only Conan novel in two six-issue miniseries!

• The return of a fan-favorite Conan creative team!

• With The Legend of Conan announced for 2014, Conan is essential reading!

LastOfUs2THE LAST OF US: AMERICAN DREAMS #2 (of 4)

Faith Erin Hicks (W/A), Neil Druckmann (W), Christina Strain (C), and Julian Totino Tedesco (Cover)

On sale May 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

The essential tie-in story for the latest Naughty Dog Games release continues! Ellie ventures outside, discovering more of the truth about the world the way it was before the pandemic, and encounters new wonders… and new dangers. Co-scripted by Naughty Dog lead writer and art director Neil Druckmann.

• Must-read tie-in to the hot new release from Naughty Dog Games!

Return to the world of Avatar!

LegendOfKora_ArtOf_Book1THE LEGEND OF KORRA: THE ART OF THE ANIMATED SERIES BOOK ONE—AIR HC

Michael Dante DiMartino (W) and Bryan Konietzko (W/Cover)

On sale July 24
FC, 184 pages
$34.99
HC, 9” x 12”

This handsome hardcover contains hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen artwork created during the development of Season 1 of The Legend of Korra. With captions from Mike and Bryan throughout, this is an intimate look inside the creative process that brought the mystical world of bending and a new generation of heroes to life!

• Captions by creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko!

• Follow-up to smash hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender!

• Never-before-seen artwork!

LobsterJohnson_SatanSmellsARatLOBSTER JOHNSON: SATAN SMELLS A RAT

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Kevin Nowlan (A/Cover), and Kevin Nowlan (C)

On sale May 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot

The artist of Hellboy: Buster Oakley Gets His Wish returns for two-gun vengeance!

Someone is killing off skid row bums and dumping their corpses. The only one who can deliver justice is Hellboy’s favorite gun-blazing vigilante.

“This series continues to prove why Mike Mignola is one of the best creative forces in comic books and should be a must read for anyone.” —Technorati

Marvel_SyrocoStyle_XMen2_AngelMARVEL CLASSIC CHARACTER: X-MEN #2—ANGEL

On sale June 19
Limited to 950 numbered pieces. Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
$49.95

There are few comic book heroes more successful than the X-Men.

The sculpting team at Yoe! Studio has captured both the look of the original Marvel characters as well as the funky, distressed look that has made this series a collector favorite. Craig Yoe describes them as “primitive but charming.”

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the series continues with none other than Angel. Watch for the rest of the lineup, along with arch villain Magneto, in coming months.

Previous Marvel statuette releases have sold out; allocation may occur.

Massive12THE MASSIVE #12

Brian Wood (W), Danijel Zezelj (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), J. P. Leon (Cover)

On sale May 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

When the crew of the Kapital gets trapped in an ice field, Captain Callum Israel ventures out on foot to continue the pursuit of The Massive. He quickly gets lost in the increasingly dangerous weather, and the reality of the risks he’s asked his crew to take fully hits him. When it does, it threatens to break him completely.

“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

Super %$#@ed Up!

Victories_Transhuman1MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S THE VICTORIES #1 (of 5)

Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover) and Nick Filardi (C)

On sale May 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Following the Jackal’s faceoff with Faustus and an attack on the US infrastructure, the Victories face a plague of new evils threatening their city. Who is trying to destroy our nation? Can the Victories overcome their own spiritual demons to keep the team together and save the world?

• Now an ongoing series!

“If you like Powers, you will love The Victories!”— Brian Michael Bendis

“One of the most anticipated comics of the year” —Comic Booked

MindMGMT11MIND MGMT #11

Matt Kindt (W/A)

On sale May 22
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

Once, Mind Management’s agents were trained in its remote headquarters, Shangri-la. Now, with MIND MGMT shut down—at least officially—its location has been erased from every former agent’s memories. So how do you find a secret base? With a secret map.

• Ongoing series from Matt Kindt (3 Story)!

“Kindt’s story and art pull you in effortlessly and make you desperate for the next piece to the puzzle.” — Greg McElhatton, Comic Book Resources

Dean Motter’s acclaimed series!

MrX_Eviction1MISTER X: EVICTION #1 (of 3)

Dean Motter (W/P/Cover) and Hamid Bahrami (I/C)

On sale May 1
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Dean Motter and his groundbreaking creation are back in a new series perfect for first-time readers and longtime fans! Radiant City’s government has been overtaken in a coup, and only the mysterious Mister. X can stop its new masters from using authoritarian psychetecture to remake the minds of every citizen!

• From visionary artist and designer Dean Motter!

• A great jumping-on point to the classic series!

• Features an additional, standalone Mister X tale!

OrchidTP3ORCHID VOLUME 3 TP

Tom Morello (W), Scott Hepburn (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

On sale July 31
FC, 112 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”

As Orchid leads her fearsome female force against the vicious monsters of a totalitarian dictator, an army of impoverished Bridge People rise against a legion of trained soldiers seeking to exterminate those deemed unfit for their cruel society. Collects issues #9-#12. The conclusion to the Orchid saga!

• Features download codes for the soundtrack to the series!

• Written and created by Tom Morello of the Nightwatchman!

StarWars5STAR WARS #5

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

On sale May 8
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

When Princess Leia is caught between two squadrons of TIE fighters, her undercover scouting may be at an end. But Luke Skywalker is doing his best to disobey Leia’s own orders, and to once again save the princess. Time is short and the Empire is closing in!

“Brian Wood and Carlos D’Anda truly have the making of a classic on their hands. If you ever wondered if Star Wars could ever recapture that childlike glee of those earliest of memories, wonder no more. Star Wars is back and it’s never been better.” —Newsarama

SWAgentEmpireTP2_HardTargetsSTAR WARS: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE VOLUME 2—HARD TARGETS TP

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

On sale July 31
FC, 128 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”

When the current Count Dooku is assassinated—and Boba Fett is framed for the deed—the Count’s young heir becomes a political pawn. Agent Cross has his orders, but when the boy’s fate is left to a murderous uncle, an angry bounty hunter, and two lethal ladies, Cross changes his mission!

• Guest-starring Boba Fett, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader!

SWDarkTimesFireCarrier4STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—FIRE CARRIER #4 (of 5)

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

On sale May 1
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Jedi Master K’Kruhk goes to war against the soldiers of a local militia in order to give the Padawans he’s vowed to protect a chance to escape. But the Padawans have encountered a new, unexpected danger in the forest.

What’s worse is that the Empire has become suspicious of the militia’s activities and is bringing in troops to investigate. The Force is a powerful ally, but even a Jedi Master can’t fight a battle on three fronts!

SWVader_NinthAssassin2STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE NINTH ASSASSIN #2 (of 5)

Tim Siedell (W), Stephen Thompson (P), Mark Irwin (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Ariel Olivetti (Cover)

On sale May 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

An unknown enemy obliterates a star destroyer. An attempt is made on the life of the Emperor. A new evil has made itself known in the galaxy, and Darth Vader is going to find it and crush it. But beware, warns the Emperor, this new adversary appears to wield a sorcery very old and very dark.

• All-new series starring Darth Vader!

• Tim Siedell (@badbanana) has one of Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds!

SWDawnJedi_PrisonerBogan5STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—PRISONER OF BOGAN #5 (of 5)

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

On sale May 22
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

The mad, banished Je’daii Daegen Lok is on the verge of launching a war against the Je’daii. With the Force-strong stranger Xesh as his ally and a young Je’daii captive, Lok is nearing his goal.

But Je’daii Rangers are close behind, and more are on the way, as the Masters at the Temples have unlocked some of the secrets of Xesh’s origins. Something worse than the prisoner of Bogan is loose in the Tython system!

SWDawnJediTP2_PrisonerBoganSTAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI VOLUME 2—PRISONER OF BOGAN TP

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

On sale July 24
FC, 128 pages
$18.99
TP, 7” x 10”

Xesh, a mysterious alien warrior, is enthralled with the madman Daegen Lok and his obsession with conquering known space. Hunter teams are dispatched by the Je’daii to stop Lok and save the misguided Xesh, but they’re not alone. Xesh’s former masters have sent their own hunter—with orders to kill! Collects Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan #1-#5.

SWLegacy_2013_3STAR WARS: LEGACY #3

Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)

On sale May 22
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Ania Solo and her friends have been chased, blockaded, and shot at, and now they’re stuck on a world of molten sulfur all because an Imperial Knight wants them dead. Just when things seem bleakest, another Imperial Knight shows up! Is he here to help them, or help destroy them?

Vader exterminates the Jedi!

SWPurgeTPSTAR WARS: PURGE TP

Haden Blackman (W), Alexander Freed (W), John Ostrander (W), Marco Castiello (A), Jim Hall (P), Chris Scalf (P), Douglas Wheatley (P), Alex Lei (I), Mark McKenna (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), Ronda Pattison (C), and Adam Hughes (Cover)

On sale July 17
FC, 120 pages
$17.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

Darth Vader brings death to the Jedi who survived Order 66. His legend grows as he roots out Jedi, crushing their lives, their hopes, and all memory of their kind from the civilizations that now bow to the Galactic Empire.

• Haden Blackman! Alexander Freed! John Ostrander!

CLAMP’s great manga epic!

TokyoBabylonOmnibus2TOKYO BABYLON BOOK TWO TP

CLAMP (W/A)

On sale July 10
b&w, 560 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ 

Tokyo, 1991, rich and glittering: the city of twelve million dreams—and just as many nightmares, none darker than the vision Subaru retains of his meeting under the cherry tree with Seishiro as a child. The kindly Seishiro begins to show a sinister face to the mirror as Subaru’s grandmother, the matriarch of the Sumeragi clan, arrives in Tokyo—warning her young relative of what she has foreseen—and never to remove the stylish gloves she has insisted he wear all these years. What will be revealed, and what touched, in the conclusion to Tokyo Babylon . . . ?

• Tokyo Babylon is a prequel to the events of CLAMP’s X.

• Contains over a dozen illustrations in full color.

• The anime was released in English by Manga Entertainment.

“Tokyo Babylon is CLAMP’s first really great work.”—Manga: The Complete Guide

Super Brutal!

X_1 X_1AltX #1 (of 4)

Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), Dave Wilkins (Cover), and Paolo Rivera (Variant cover)

On sale May 8
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

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 him, muckraking blogger Leigh Ferguson may be X’s only ally! The brutal story of Dark Horse’s bloodiest hero begins anew!

• Swierczynski and Nguyen relaunch the classic Dark Horse vigilante!

• X is the letter of the law!

via Dark Horse Comics