SOLICITATIONS: Dark Horse Comics for February 2014
Dark Horse Comics has released the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in February 2014.
Explore the vibrant, engaging world of BioWare’s blockbuster science fiction epic—for just $1! Mass Effect: Foundation starts with a bang, introducing readers to an enigmatic agent and revealing the story of her time spent on the violent mining colony of Themis!
• Mass Effect: Foundation Volume 1 trade paperback collection is on sale February 5!
• The first issue of Mass Effect: Foundation for only $1!
Abe saved a small Arizona town from one Lovecraftian menace, but a new killer threatens to devour the last survivors!
• Art by Max Fiumara (B.P.R.D.: 1948)!
“You gotta love it.”—Adventures in Poor Taste
“A collector’s item for any Mignolaverse fan.”—Comic Bastards
Caitlín Kiernan and Steve Lieber’s dark fantasy epic!
Alabaster: Grimmer Tales HC
Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Steve Lieber (A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Greg Ruth (Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 120 pages
HC, 7” x 10”
Dancy Flammarion possesses a savvy awareness and a keen knife for the monsters that lurk in the shadows. She does the bidding of an unholy host, a legion of dark gods guiding her across America’s southern wilds. And a blackbird’s grim tales of her battles could be his only salvation from becoming dinner for a boxcar full of beastly hoboes. Collects Alabaster: Boxcar Tales #1–#13 from Dark Horse Presents.
“Caitlín R. Kiernan is the poet and the bard of the wasted and the lost.”—Neil Gaiman
In a hidden fortress near the North Pole, the greatest heroes of a past age live secluded from the world that rejected them. But when their benefactor—a mysterious scientist known only as the Professor—is kidnapped, it’s up to a young boy to rally the robots, monsters, and superheroes in the fortress to come to the rescue as the Atomic Legion!
• From the writer of the critically-acclaimed 47 Ronin and Crimson Empire.
An unlikely ally aids our hero in his hunt for vampires. Using her expertise in the seedy underground, they travel to back alleys and dungeon haunts. But when the real vampires attack, will she become another casualty?
• Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry (Ghost Road Blues)!
• Eisner Award winner Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D., The Sixth Gun).
Vengeful and doomed, Lord Baltimore finally catches up with the vampire who murdered his family . . . but it turns out the vampire has been waiting for him.
• From Hellboy creator Mike Mignola!
“It still takes something special to impose a unifying vision, and Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden have got it.”—The Wall Street Journal
As Black Beetle races to stop the deadly Mudman before he savagely murders another innocent victim, the black-cloaked detective begins to wonder . . . are all the victims really innocent? The intrigue of Black Beetle’s most brutal case increases . . . and so does the body count! Can Colt City survive this onslaught?!
• Features a brand-new backup feature Little Black Beetle!
“Francesco Francavilla grabs the reader by the throat, then takes them on a thrill ride!” —Newsarama
“A strong superhero procedural.”—ICv2
Crowbar Medicine reaches its gut-wrenching climax! Cut off from backup, Clev, Saffron, and uneasy ally Terminus confront the scientist behind the ability-granting Power Chip. Still shaken by personal tragedy, and going up against a trio of Power Chip users at Dr. Morgenstern’s side, Clev is about to take on the most vicious fight of his life!
• Dan Jolley (Prototype 2) and Leonard Kirk (The Ultimates) take superhero action to a new level!
*Look for Dan Jolley’s new Terminator series in this month’s catalog!
Cover by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire)!
Variant cover by Richard Corben!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #116
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), Rafael Albuquerque (Cover), and Richard Corben (Variant cover)
On sale Feb 19
FC, 32 pages
The BPRD joins a band of resistance fighters in the ruins of Manhattan to fight the Black Flame and his evil regime of Zinco troops and monsters!
• Second of 5 special variant covers celebrating 20 years of Hellboy!
• Art by James Harren (Conan the Barbarian)!
book that knows its stride and may be the best of its kind.”—Comic Bastards
“B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth brings the creepiness every month.”—Comic Book Resources
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth™ © 2013 Mike Mignola.
The return of Liz Sherman!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Volume 8: Lake of Fire TP
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Apr 9
FC, 144 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
As Liz Sherman fights for her life in Utah, the BPRD plans an assault into the no man’s land that used to be New York City, and the young psychic Fenix faces a monster-worshiping cult at the Salton Sea. Collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #110–#115.
• Art by Eisner winner Tyler Crook (The Sixth Gun).
• From the pages of Hellboy!
“A strong jumping on point for this series.”—IGN
“Another solid, unexpected offering from Dark Horse.”—Comic Book Resources
Brain Boy Volume 1: Psy vs. Psy TP
Fred Van Lente (W), Freddie Williams II (P), R. B. Silva (P), Rob Lean (I), Ego (C), and Ariel Olivetti (Cover)
On sale Apr 16
FC, 112 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
Ambushed while protecting an important statesman, Matt Price, a.k.a. Brain Boy, finds himself wrapped up in political intrigue that could derail a key United Nations conference and that sets the psychic spy on a collision course with a man whose mental powers rival his own! Collects Brain Boy #0–#3.
• New York Times bestseller Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong).
• Art by R. B. Silva (Superboy, Jimmy Olsen), and Freddie Williams II (Green Arrow, Captain Atom)!
Mui and Soah’s attempts to live happily in the human world are complicated by Soah’s former fiancé and his sister—who quickly falls in love with the powerless Mui and vows to steal him from Soah! What’s worse, Mui’s curse makes him revert to his childlike form whenever Soah is near!
• Best-selling series in the United States and Korea!
• Two pages of sumptuous color artwork in this volume!
“In its best moments, Mi-Kyung Yun’s story reads like an honest-to-goodness fairy tale.”—Manga Critic
Brody gets a pivotal lead in his search for the Penny Murderer and his quest to save his ex-girlfriend’s life! But to follow it, Brody has to break ties with his ghostly guide Talia, just when he needs her most!
• From multiple Eisner nominee Mark Crilley (Akiko, Miki Falls)!
• Brody’s quest races toward its climax!
• Bargain-priced 96-page digest!
Ruben is not your average alcoholic; he’s an unstoppable superhero who derives his powers from imbibing massive amounts of alcohol. After all the disasters his addiction has caused, he’s ready to get clean. When he joins a twelve-step recovery program, the city’s supervillains couldn’t be happier! Collects issues #1–#4 of the series.
• Cowritten by Toadies drummer Mark Reznicek!
“The story is strong, the art beautiful.”—Unleash the Fanboy
“The story gets better and better with each turn of the pages.”—Forces of Geek
On a mission to catch up with his future, Captain Midnight reunites with his long-lost love to learn how his hardware has made it into so many enemy hands. Revealing her own hunt for the Nazi Fury Shark, Cap’s old sweetheart turns his world upside down when she discloses the fate of his best friend!
• Written by Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Masks and Mobsters, Uncharted)!
“Fernando Dagnino nails the action. His art is kinetic and exciting.”—IGN
“Catalyst Comix is a must grab!”—Comics: The Gathering
Catalyst Comix #8 (of 9)
Joe Casey (W), Ulises Farinas (A), Paul Maybury (A), Dan McDaid (A), Brad Simpson (C), and Paul Pope (Cover)
On sale Feb 5
FC, 32 pages
Things come to a head in the penultimate issue of the comics event of the year! The Agents of Change buck authority, but are they ready for the consequences? Frank Wells faces his demons! And Amazing Grace engages an alien menace in a cosmic battle royal!
• Joe Casey (Sex, The Bounce) pushes comics to its limits!
• Cover by Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100)!
• 28 pages of story at only $2.99!
The limitless power of the Elder Gods lives within a child who has fallen under the shroud of the Devourer of Souls. The fate of creation falls to the warrior Conan, who must travel to the underworld and make a pact with an old adversary—the malefic sorcerer Thulsa Doom! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #199–#205 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #12.
• Conan is a fantasy icon, inspiring novels, comics, games, three feature films, and a television series.
• Collecting the long-out-of-print Conan titles from Marvel Comics.
With two clowns left in her crew, Chloe finds herself in the clutches of the knife-wielding Sasha, the Russian bombshell. Meanwhile, Billy has lured Aya into his lair . . . i.e., his shabby trailer. With the circus on fire, what end will come to the remaining clowns fatales?
• Angel & Faith writer Victor Gischler!
• Cover by Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival).
“Gischler . . . comes up with plenty of laughs . . . imbedded within a small war’s worth of bullets and blood.”—Publishers Weekly
The final issue of Brian Wood’s acclaimed “Queen of the Black Coast”!
Conan is rapidly losing his battle against a creature of unimaginably dark power. With nothing left to live for, his only hope for survival—much less victory—takes shape in a familiar and impossible form!
• Look for a new ongoing Conan series from writer Fred Van Lente.
“The art is just gorgeous.”—Adventures in Poor Taste
Here comes Uncle Creepy to tingle your spine with all-new tales of terror! Alex de Campi (Grindhouse) and Henrik S. Jonsson (Detective Comics) present a lovers’ quarrel full of mischief, while Doug Moench (Batman) unleashes ancient alarm from an Aztec tomb!
• Frontispiece by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series)!
• Cover by J. G. Jones (Final Crisis)!
A crooked path of theft, extortion, and murder can only lead one place: the electric chair! When will these no-good mugs learn? The latest volume of the Eisner and Harvey Award–nominated archival series collects issues #46–#49 of the wildly popular 1940s true-crime comic series, with a new foreword by Lorenzo Carcaterra (Sleepers).
• 2013 Eisner and Harvey Award–nominated series!
• Foreword by Lorenzo Carcaterra (New York Times best-selling author of Sleepers)!
2013 Eisner & Harvey Award Winner: Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents #33
Christopher Sebela (W), Jamie S. Rich (W), Darrin Grimwood (W), Brendan McCarthy (W/A), Dean Motter (W/A), Mike Baron (W), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Phil Stanford (W), Fred Van Lente (W), Rich Johnston (W), Chad Lambert (W), Brian Churilla (A), Brent Schoonover (A), Steve Rude (A), Patric Reynolds (A), Reilly Brown (A), Simon Rohrmüller (A), Christine Larsen (A), and Michael Schlicting (Cover)
On sale Feb 19
FC, 80 pages
Christopher Sebela (Captain Marvel, Ghost) crafts a horror tale from World War II—there’s blood in the water in Cruel Biology! And two misters return to the pages of DHP, as Dean Motter delivers a new noir tale starring Mister X and Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster faces off against a telepathic threat bent on world domination!
Plus, new installments of Nexus, Fred Van Lente’s Saint George, Kill Me, and more!
“As always, I can’t recommend Dark Horse Presents enough.”—Unleash the Fanboy
“Seriously, this is comics’ best kept secret trove of great comics.”—Comic Book Resources
Weird Fantasy Volume 1 touches down at Dark Horse Comics! Fully remastered in magnificent digital color, this otherworldly volume includes twenty-four extraterrestrial tales from a stellar collection of writers and artists—Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Harry Harrison, Gardner Fox, Jack Kamen, Harvey Kurtzman, and Wally Wood! Collects Weird Fantasy issues #13–#17 and #6, in full color!
• Dark Horse reprints the famous science fiction comic series!
• Foreword by Walt Simonson!
* Check out the complete line of EC archives!
Comics luminary Gilbert Hernandez envisions his strangest, most thrilling future yet! A drug called “spin” offers the wildest trip imaginable, followed by its users’ inevitable, rapid deterioration into undead flesh eaters. Despite the side effect, the drug is so popular that the human population is dying out! With no cure to be found, the beautiful, lovesick Fatima may be the only thing standing between the survivors and the apocalypse! Get ready for zombies, mutants, drug lords, and gorgeous women! Collecting the complete, berserk series!
• From Love and Rockets cocreator Gilbert Hernandez!
“I picture Gilbert Hernandez approaching his drawing board these days like Lawrence of Arabia approaching a Turkish convoy: ‘NO PRISONERS! NO PRISONERS!’” —Comic Book Resources
When down-and-out alien exterminator Heath Huston stumbles upon an extraterrestrial legion of amoebas preparing to annihilate Earth, he’s forced to choose between the bottle and resuming his role as a peacekeeper, as the last Fear Agent. Collecting Fear Agent #1-#4.
• Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Captain America) and Tony Moore’s (Uncanny X-Force, The Avengers) magnum opus.
• Brand new edition of the classic Fear Agent!
“The rarest of the rare; pure action mixed with an intense look at humanity.” —Comics Bulletin
The media can’t get enough of the high-flying supercelebrity known as Furious! But the authorities are convinced she’s a danger and a menace—they’ve had more than enough of the privileged vigilante! Stuck in the crosshairs of her past, Furious must balance her desire for justice with her quest for redemption.
• Writer Bryan J. L. Glass and artist Victor Santos join forces once again for a creator-owned superhero series!
• From the artist of Polar!
Arya Stark is one of the most engaging characters of Game of Thrones.
The sister of Robb Stark Arya is particularly close to her half brother Jon Snow. She is not interested in ladylike pursuits but instead studies swordcraft and combat skills, using her sword Needle.
This limited-edition 11” statue shows a wary Arya in the autumn woods, Needle poised. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios and approved by the actor and HBO, this piece is a stirring depiction of one of fiction’s most inspiring young women. Limited edition of 1, 250.
The Tokyo team use their Gantz orb to recruit fellow warriors for a desperate assault to free humans imprisoned on the alien mother ship. But the orb no longer has the power to heal or regenerate them, so if they die on this mission, they stay dead!
• Gantz has sold over fifteen million copies in Japan!
• Franchise includes anime series and live-action feature.
* The team on a suicide mission!
Ghost Omnibus Volume 5 TP
Mike Kennedy (W), Chris Warner (W), Ryan Benjamin (A), Chris Brunner (A), Digital Broome (C), Heroic Age (C), and Jason Pearson (Cover)
On sale Apr 9
FC, 296 pages
TP, 6” x 9”
Human souls are evicted from their bodies by malign entities who seek to murder the spirits and seal the possessions. Ghost’s sister, Margo, is a victim, and the dark powers of Silhouette that slept within her are unleashed by her invader. Can Ghost stop the slaughter and save Margo’s soul? Collects Ghost (second series) #12-#22, “Silhouette: Haunted Past” from DHP Annual 2000, and a story from Dark Horse Extra.
• Conclusion of second Ghost series!
• Art by superstar Ryan Benjamin!
“Not to be missed.”—Comic Book Bin
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #5 (of 8)
Alex de Campi (W), Federica Manfredi (A/C), and Francesco Francavilla (Cover)
On sale Feb 5
FC, 32 pages
Brace yourself for Grindhouse’s most disturbing tale yet! On what should be the happiest day of Branwyn’s life, atrocity beyond comprehension strikes. With everything she’s ever loved destroyed by reavers, all she has left is revenge, in “Bride of Blood”!
• Cover by Francesco Francavilla!
• Art by Hack/Slash and True Blood’s Federica Manfredi!
• Eisner nominee Alex de Campi (Smoke/Ashes)!
Commander Palmer confronts the traitor who has betrayed her team, as the Covenant closes in on their position. With time running out, Lasky is forced to make a costly sacrifice to save the peace delegation from the impending attack.
• An essential addition to the Halo canon!
• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!
• From Chris Schlerf, lead writer of Halo 4!
“Atiyeh’s colors . . . make the action pop off the page.”—Comic Book Therapy
Witness the awesomeness that is Hellboy! The characters that sprung from Mike Mignola’s imagination, with an AW YEAH Art Baltazar and Franco twist! This book has ALL the FUN, adventure, and AW YEAHNESS in one itty bitty package! That’s a true story right there. Collects Itty Bitty Hellboy #1–#5.
• The creators of Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures, and Aw Yeah Comics come to Dark Horse!
• Celebrating 20 years of Hellboy!
When inquisitive Billy Farnsburger stumbles upon a group of his classmates digging around a series of intricate tunnels, it threatens to expose the covert Juice Squeezers before their secret mission can be accomplished. Oh, and don’t forget the dog-sized bugs Billy keeps seeing! This new town is definitely weird!
• David Lapham (Stray Bullets, The Strain) writes and draws a new creator-owned series!
• A new series spinning out of Dark Horse Presents!
“I’m ready for . . . [a] full-length comic with these characters.”—Comic Book Resources
In the port city of Messantia, the deposed, fugitive Conan could uncover the key to regaining his throne—or he could get a knife in the back! Conan follows a lead to a lost relic, revisits an old friend, and finds that he’s not alone in his risky hunt for a missing, magical gem.
• Continuing the acclaimed Hour of the Dragon adaptation!
• “Truman, Giorello, and Villarrubia . . . have created possibly the best Conan adaptation ever made.”—Comics Bulletin
A forgotten evil rises to destroy the world!
King Conan Volume 3: The Hour of the Dragon TP
Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (A), José Villarrubia (C), and Gerald Parel (Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 160 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
Dethroned by a traitorous alliance backed by a resurrected sorcerer, Conan—the barbarian king of Aquilonia—must fight his way out of a villain’s dungeon and across battle-ravaged countries, seeking a mysterious gem that will help him reclaim his kingdom! Collects issues #1–#6 of King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon.
• A perfect companion to King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel and King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword!
A Manhattan sporting event goes terribly wrong as the ref is killed in front of a live audience by two crazed—and seemingly bulletproof—wrestlers. Who is behind this new reign of terror?
“The necessary thrills to justify every cent spent on this comic.”—Comic Book Resources
Once the shogun’s loyal retainer and now a disgraced exile, Ogami Itto travels a path of vengeance with his son, Daigoro. As the authors of Itto’s fall, the Yagyu clan will stop at nothing to bury their treachery, and Itto will stop at nothing to bury the Yagyu! Collects four stories from Lone Wolf and Cub volume 8, all of volume 9, and three stories from volume 10.
• Nearly 700 pages, value priced.
• Over one million copies sold of the original Dark Horse series!
• Cover by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley
Alliance cruisers possess more firepower than a frigate and more maneuverability than a dreadnought, and form the backbone of the Alliance fleet. They lead frigate “wolfpack” flotillas.
Dark Horse has utilized digital assets direct from Bioware to faithfully capture all details in transforming this ship from a digital creation into our physical world.
Mass Effect Alliance Cruiser Silver-Plated Limited-Edition
On sale June 18
9.25” long and 3” wide, on a custom base
We are crafting a special edition of the Alliance Cruiser in a silver nickel-plated finish for the serious collector. Limited to 1,500 pieces.
Disgraced after the failure of her most recent mission, Cerberus agent Rasa receives a chance at redemption from the Illusive Man. But is it absolution she will find at the hands of the assassin Thane Krios—or damnation?
• Written by Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 2 and 3!
• Ties directly into Mass Effect 2!
“Another great addition to the lore of Mass Effect.”—EGM Now
On the run from Arkady and the Russian hacker Yusup, Cal weaves his way through a crumbling Europe, through riots and crackdowns and widespread social unrest. With little more than a vague memory as a trigger, he starts to put together the mystery of the missing Massive . . . and perhaps the Crash itself.
“Brian Wood’s The Massive proves that there’s room for political comics.”—Complex
“Much like DMZ, the glimpses of savagery [in The Massive] are unsettling because this world isn’t as divorced from ours as we’d like it to be.”—IGN
Join an unruly otaku, Piro, and his game-obsessed freakazoid friend, Largo, on their unexpected adventures after they’re stranded in Japan! They may not find love, but they’ll definitely find mayhem. The first three volumes of Fred Gallagher’s popular otaku-gamer fantasy epic are finally collected—with new material exclusive to this edition!
• Affordable entry point for new readers!
• Celebrating Fred Gallagher’s popular, long-running webcomic!
• Features extra material exclusive to this edition.
Eisner Award-winning artist Rafael Grampá (5, Hellblazer) makes his full-length comics debut with the critically acclaimed graphic novel Mesmo Delivery—a kinetic, bloody romp starring Rufo, an ex-boxer; Sangrecco, an Elvis impersonator; and a ragtag crew of overly confident drunks who pick the wrong delivery men to mess with.
• Intro by 100 Bullets creator Brian Azzarello!
• Hardcover perfect for any collector’s library!
• Pinup art by Eduardo Risso, Mike Allred, Craig Thompson, and Fabio Moon!
The second half of Matt Kindt’s MIND MGMT epic begins with just as many questions as the first! Meru is back on the team, but can she ever trust Lyme again? What role did the Magician play in the Management in the 1960s through the 1980s? And what is the secret of the seven Immortals?
• New story arc!
• Don’t miss the prologue in Dark Horse Presents #31!
“This is why I read comics.”—Weekly Comic Book Review
Shinji and Kaworu are on the case . . . together!
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary Volume 2 TP
Takumi Yoshimura (W/A/Cover)
On sale Apr 2
b&w, 184 pages
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″
First rule of finding yourself in a hole: stop digging! Too bad Shinji can’t seem to take that advice—not while he’s in debt to the Kaji Detective Agency, while doing all the work of its lazy proprietors! And what should be a relaxing break with Rei at the aquarium turns into an embarrassing encounter with a rival.
• The most famous anime franchise of the last 20 years; aired on Adult Swim.
• New anime movie available from Funimation.
• Opening pages in full color.
The final showdown! The Occultist faces off against the evil wizard who wants to steal our hero’s power! In the midst of a bloody confrontation, learn the secrets of the villain’s ruthless past, as well as the true purpose of the Occultist!
“Another hit for Dark Horse.”—Bloody Disgusting
Trapped in space, the genetically engineered geniuses known as “vitros” must band together and create a plan to get back to Earth before their failing satellite turns into a deathtrap!
• Created by Academy Award–winning producer Aron Warner (Shrek).
• Art by Eisner-nominated painter Brett Weldele (The Surrogates).
• Written by Philip Gelatt (Petrograd).
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2 (of 6)
Zack Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Karl Story (I), Laura Martin (C), Dan Dos Santos (Cover)
On sale Feb 26
FC, 32 pages
Forced out of hiding, Serenity’s crew gets separated, and it becomes clear that everyone looking for the outlaws is on the verge of finding them. River offers to uncover the secrets that are hidden within her in the hope that the crew might have something to bargain with.
• Buffy’s Season 8 and 9 artist conquers the galaxy!
• Zack Whedon returns to Serenity!
• The story finally continues after the film!
• Executive producer: Joss Whedon!
THEY WANTED THE PERFECT WEAPON . . . THEY GOT A HERO INSTEAD!
Skyman #2 (of 4)
Joshua Hale Fialkov (W), Manuel Garcia (P), Bit (I), and Freddie Williams II and Dan Scott (Cover)
On sale Feb 19
FC, 32 pages
Still trying to overcome his fear of flying after a plane crash that nearly killed him, Sgt. Eric Reid doesn’t have time for PTSD as the new Skyman! The superhero’s life isn’t made any easier by the confrontations with his handler and the shocking number of bugs plaguing his suit. And matters are made even worse as he discovers someone’s trying to sabotage the suit and smear his good name!
• Ultimates writer Joshua Hale Fialkov pens an all-new superhero series!
• From the pages of Captain Midnight!
Two brothers, masters of childhood fantastical imagination, vow to kill the bogeyman, freeing the world from half-seen monsters hiding under beds and in dark basements. Along with art-punk nihilist Joy, they journey to a world of magic where ordinary rules no longer apply—and yet their fears, and the dangers they spawn, are as real as the waking world.
• New edition of the fantasy graphic novel!
• Written by Ann Nocenti (Green Arrow), with art by John Bolton (Harlequin Valentine).
Ben Kenobi haunts Darth Vader’s dreams, even as the name Skywalker occupies his waking thoughts. The Rebel victory over his former flagship has exposed spies and incompetence within the Empire, and Vader has decided an off-the-record mission of vengeance is needed to clear his head—and restore his reputation!
• Artist Facundo Percio from Warren Ellis’s Anna Mercury!
“If you haven’t read this series yet, please do so.”—Comic Booked
“A great read and has been each and every issue.”—Comic List
Our heroes captured by the Empire!
Star Wars Volume 2: From the Ruins of Alderaan TP
Brian Wood (W), Carlos D’Anda (A), Ryan Kelly (P), Dan Parsons (I), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Hugh Fleming (Cover)
On sale Apr 16
FC, 144 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
The Rebels’ covert ops go on the offensive as Princess Leia sends two of her top pilots—Wedge Antilles and Luke Skywalker—to be “captured” by the Empire! Meanwhile, Leia takes off on her own to locate a safe haven. But Darth Vader is on the alert! Collects issues #7–#12 of the ongoing series.
• Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly, Carlos D’Anda!
“Unbridled imagination, energy and excitement is exactly what Wood brings to this story.”—Comic Book Resources
Remember the scene in Star Wars where the Sith Knight traps General Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Annikin Starkiller, and the alien Han Solo—and they have to fight their way free and steal an Imperial starship? No? That’s because this is The Star Wars—based on George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay! Experience a Star Wars that never was!
• Official eight-issue adaptation of George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay for Star Wars!
“Fans of the real Star Wars won’t dare miss it, and rightly so; it’s also worth checking out for anybody who likes a good space opera.” —Comic Book Resources
“The Star Wars’ is a pretty fun sci-fi comic. If I had no prior knowledge about how the story actually turned out, I think I’d just as interested and invested in how this story ends as I am now.” —ScienceFiction.com
All will bow to Vader’s Empire!
Star Wars: Dark Times Volume 7: A Spark Remains TP
Randy Stradley (W), Douglas Wheatley (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 120 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
Together with their old friend Dass Jennir and a new Jedi acquaintance, the crew of the Uhumele is plotting to take down the Galactic Emperor’s second in command, Darth Vader! For this foolproof plan, they’ll be offering something the Dark Lord won’t be able to resist: Jedi. Collects Star Wars: Dark Times—A Spark Remains #1–#5.
• Artist Doug Wheatley returns to Star Wars: Dark Times!
• A trap is set for Darth Vader!
Stormtrooper Hock is exactly where he wants to be—under the command of the greatest warrior in the galaxy, Darth Vader! When a mission to assimilate some remnant Separatists becomes a military disaster, Hock has an opportunity to be something more than a soldier in the ranks to Darth Vader . . . if he’s willing to take a life-risking chance!
• Tim Siedell (@badbanana) has one of Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds!
“A fine example of what Vader can and should be all about.”—Comic Book Resources
CAN LOVE OVERCOME THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE?
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi—Force War #4 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and David Michael Beck (Cover)
On sale Feb 19
FC, 32 pages
Xesh and his Rakatan master are leading their ravening army to the temple of Anil Kesh and the chasm below—hoping to find a gateway to the galaxy at the bottom! But Je’daii Shae Koda dogs Xesh’s steps, hoping to bring her lover back to the light side of the Force!
• The dark side invasion comes to a Je’daii temple!
• War comes to the Je’daii’s doorstep!
“Xesh is sure to become a fan favorite”—Comic Book Resources
Ania Solo: junk dealer, adventurer . . . murderer?
Star Wars: Legacy #12
Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Jordan Boyd (C), and Agustin Alessio (Cover)
On sale Feb 26
FC, 32 pages
A meeting with an old friend lands Ania Solo in handcuffs! Now that she’s a wanted criminal, even her pals Sauk and Imperial Knight Jao are wary of her. Held captive by one bounty hunter and pursued by another, Ania is one blaster shot away from a life sentence—or death!
• Ania’s past is revealed . . . or is it?
“Grab your lightsaber and your blaster, kids, it’s time to go Sith hunting.”—Unleash the Fanboy
Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 3 TP
John Jackson Miller (W), Ron Chan (P), Brian Ching (P), Bong Dazo (P), Andrea Mutti (P), Dean Zachary (P), Pierluigi Baldassini (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Dan Scott (Cover)
On sale Apr 30
FC, 416 pages
TP, 6” x 9”
Free from the false charges against him, former Padawan Zayne Carrick discovers that one of his allies, Jarael, has been running from her past. Soon Zayne is caught in a web of sport dueling, slavery, an evil twin, an ancient society, and finally, the frontline of the Mandalorian Wars. Collects Knights of the Old Republic #38–#50 and Knights of the Old Republic—War #1–#5 (part of volume 7 and volumes 8–10).
• Expands the story of the smash-hit video games!
• From the New York Times best-selling novelist John Jackson Miller!
“A tremendous effort from Dark Horse.”—Geeks of Doom
Trapped in a tunnel below the Hudson River, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather’s son Zack and Dr. Nora Martinez fight for their lives against an onslaught of vampires commanded by Zack’s mother! Meanwhile, though the Master’s evil plan has almost sealed humanity’s fate, his oldest enemy, Abraham Setrakian, may have discovered the key to victory.
• Soon to be a TV show on FX!
“A fun action horror comic.”—Geeks of Doom
In 1984, Kyle Reese protected Sarah Connor from a cyborg that would stop at nothing to terminate her. In 1985, Skynet targets a scientist whose discoveries threaten its future, but this time there is no resistance fighter sent back to face it! With only enemies around her, what chance does Elise Fong stand against the perfect killing machine?
• Fan-favorite writer Dan Jolley (Bloodhound, Prototype 2)!
• Supergirl artist Jamal Igle !
John Connor and his army of human resistance fighters have finally brought the battle to the machines, but a desperate chase is unfolding in the past that could render their valiant efforts futile!
• The fates of Skynet and John Connor revealed!
• Pete Woods (Superman, Deadpool) creates a beautiful, deadly future!
Superstar writer Gail Simone picks up Lara Croft’s story where the smash hit Tomb Raider game left off—in a new ongoing comics series!
Following the game acclaimed for its bold and sophisticated new vision, this series launches Lara Croft on the formative adventures that will change her life forever!
• The official continuation of Lara Croft’s story!
• The 2013 video game sold over 3.5 million copies!
“Tomb Raider is the quintessential example of a reboot done right.”—Gaming Trend
New Gelaph’s baddest bounty hunter, Mercy St. Clair, is in desperate need of a vacation, and her friend Molly isn’t going to take no for an answer. But when their train to the Avalon Bay resort is attacked by armed men, Mercy has to ditch her evening wear in exchange for a pair of high-powered guns. Collects installments from Dark Horse Presents #24–#29.
Features the 22-page crossover comic City of the Dead, featuring Ron Randall’s trekker, Mercy St. Clair, and Karl Kesel’s Johnny Zombie! For the first time ever in print!
* Pinups by Dustin Weaver, Jonathan Case, Karl Kesel, and many more!
When Palm Springs Entertainment studios burned to the ground in 1984, the most definitive motion picture of a generation was lost before its time. Thirty years later, the extraordinary talents of Tommy Lee Edwards, Noah Smith, and Dan McDaid unite to resurrect this lost epic.
• Complete the Vandroid experience with the remastered soundtrack from Ed Banger Records and the unearthed 1984 movie trailer at Vandroid.com!
Following clues left behind by the world’s most powerful superhero, Faustus is on a mission to stop the covert organization terrorizing the world. But when Lady Dragon gets in the way, the Victories suffer another loss . . . for the “greater good.”
• By Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming (cocreator of Powers).
“The Victories continues to impress, and surprise.”—Unleash the Fanboy
Mysterious killers dressed in white, they savaged the Cold War Russian underworld—then disappeared. Now they have resurfaced in New York, leaving a trail of dead mobsters. In this bloody wake, an amnesiac and an FBI agent search for the answer to a single question: Who are the White Suits?
• Debuted in the award-winning Dark Horse Presents.
• Violent noir action from Frank Barbiere (Blackout) and Toby Cypress (Blue Estate, Predator).
Carmine Tango, the ruthless supercriminal obsessed with astrology, has returned to Arcadia! When his army stages a citywide blackout and begins looting the city, X takes to the streets . . . but as Leigh soon discovers, X and Tango have a history—this fight is personal!
• A new look into X’s shadowy origin!
“I’m really sold on this sick and twisted world of X.”—Comic Bastards
When X attacks the notoriously corrupt narcotics squad known as “The Dogs of War,” the manipulative Lt. Setter fights back by pitting him against the last few honest cops in Arcadia . . . and X’s battle escalates into a war for the soul of the city! Collects issues #5–#8 of the series.
• Includes the disturbing story of “the ’Rents,” three murderous suburbanites!
• Swierczynski’s treatment of the titular psychopathic vigilante takes a surprising turn.
“Dark Horse’s uber-violent ’90s hero is back with a vengeance.”—Nerdist