Dark Horse Comics sent the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in October 2015.
Adam.3 #3 (of 5)
Scott Kolins (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 7
FC, 32 pages
Continuing the best work of his career, Scott Kolins (Flash, Avengers, Solomon Grundy) shows the terrifying cost of evil as Adam battles monsters who were once his closest friends! How many will suffer as S.E.E.D.S. Part 3: Epidemic threatens to destroy all life on the island paradise?
• Writer/artist Scott Kolins premieres Adam.3!
• Published in special “widescreen” format!
“Epic and masterfully done, but best of all original!” —Geoff Johns
Abe’s memories of his life as a man in the nineteenth century come to the surface as secret societies fight over an object that could prove the true origins of the human race!
While Faith and Fred are still reeling from their unresolved encounter with Drusilla, Angel returns to Magic Town . . . and brings a Big Bad along with him!
“Victor Gischler, Will Conrad and Michelle Madsen are the right team to handle Angel & Faith.”—All-Comic
“Highly recommended.”—Unleash the Fanboy
Who will stand against invaders from space, robot slave masters, and a dictator producing human clones? Astro Boy, that’s who! The most popular and influential creation of Osamu Tezuka, “the Walt Disney of Japan,” Astro Boy is all-ages adventure packed with action, laughs, and a few tugs at the heartstrings.
• Osamu Tezuka is renowned internationally as a master cartoonist, animator, and storyteller.
“Tezuka is widely considered the most important and influential figure in post–World War II Japanese animation.”—New York Times
With the disappearances of children in the Fire Nation capital, Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything they can to find out who—or what—is responsible.
Aang and Zuko must work together to keep the peace, but the emergence of the New Ozai Society, and the appearance of the mysterious Kemurikage of legend, may prove to be too much even for the Avatar when the true culprit of the kidnappings is revealed!
• The official continuation of Airbender from its creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko!
• The perfect companion to The Legend of Korra!
Wyvern Stormblüd is on a murderous rampage, and Barb Wire is the focus of the drunken disaster’s fury. Barb’s lost the one weapon capable of dropping the besotted behemoth, and if it can’t be found among the wreckage of a shuttered steel mill, she’ll be laid off for good!
• The most fun you’ll have reading a comic this year!
• Covers by Adam Hughes!
Expanding on the film Blood-C: The Last Dark! With her memories now intact, a vengeful Saya joins a group that shares her goal of destroying the manipulative Fumito and his organization. A collaboration between powerhouse manga team CLAMP and Production I.G—the studio behind Blood: The Last Vampire and the Blood+ series!
• Based on CLAMP’s original story line and character designs!
• Blood-C’s connection to the CLAMP universe is revealed!
The Midwest is in trouble! With the BPRD’s largest foe unleashed upon the earth, they struggle to keep the devastation from spreading, but even their strongest weapons are useless!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Volume 12: Metamorphosis TP
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Peter Snejbjerg (A), Julián Totino Tedesco (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)
On sale Dec 23
FC, 144 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
Johann and his troops take on an easy assignment destroying a monster. But things go bad when the civilians protecting it fight back and the Bureau agents turn against Johann, leading to a traumatic turning point in the ghost agent’s career. This volume collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #130–#134.
Called in for a supernatural-crimes case, Buffy and Spike discover an incubus demon is targeting women in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Xander and Giles work on an exorcism that stirs up some questions about Ghost Anya.
• Guest artist Megan Levens (Madame Frankenstein)!
Ever feel that someone is watching, staring at you as you go about your day, murdering people all around you, feasting on the madness of the unfortunate insane? Ever feel that someone is sitting in your home, unseen, grinning a gap-toothed smile, waiting to feast? You should—you’re not alone.
• Written by Eisner winner Paul Tobin!
• Art by Juan Ferreyra (Constantine: Futures End, Batman Eternal)!
“Visually, this book is leaps and bounds above 99% of the other books on the stands.” —IGN
Conan has survived his trial by combat against Janissa, but an even greater danger stands revealed—can the two warriors set aside their differences long enough to unite against it? Witness a major turning point in the life of the Widowmaker!
“Van Lente has always been great at knowing when and how to ratchet up the conflict in a story.”—Fandom Post
Winner of the Ghastly Award for Best Anthology!
Creepy Comics #22
Alex de Campi (W), Damon Gentry (W), Ben Towle (A), Troy Nixey (A), and Glenn Fabry (Cover)
On sale Oct 28
b&w, 40 pages
Creepy and Dark Horse know how to make your Halloween hellacious! Party like a pagan with page after page of poetic pictorial panels from Alex de Campi, Damon Gentry, Ben Towle, and Troy Nixey! Ghouls rule!
• Featuring a fearsome fish-out-of-water story from Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator)!
“There’s no denying the fun of this particular edition of Creepy.”—Multiversity Comics
Eisner, Harvey, and Stumptown award winner!
Dark Horse Presents #15
Carla Speed McNeil (W/A/Cover), Alex de Campi (W), Brendan McCarthy (W/A), Shawn Aldridge (W), Steve Horton (W), David Chelsea (W/A), Jerry Ordway (A), Julius Gopez (A), and Chris Marrinan (A)
On sale Oct 21
FC, 48 pages
Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder returns to Dark Horse Presents with a new serial entitled “Torch.” Shawn Aldridge and Julius Gopez weave a terminal tale of superheroism in Last Act. Steve Horton and Chris Marrinan’s Mike Fortune delivers adventure, and David Chelsea brings us a Snow Angel Halloween!
Plus, new chapters of Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway’s Semiautomagic and Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang!
“By providing creators with a forum for creative expression for almost 30 years, Dark Horse Presents ensures that while the comics anthology may never be as prevalent as it once was, it will always have a place in the medium.”—Kabooooom
It’s 1940, and a phony body on exhibit in a carnival sideshow suddenly springs to life and shambles away. Not so phony after all, he is John Doe, radio commentator and archenemy of Detroit’s notorious Purple Gang! But why did he disappear in 1930, and why did the mayor, the mob, and the cops all want him dead?
• Perfect for fans of The Goon!
Newly sculpted! Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer has been widely considered one of the most iconic dark-fantasy creations of our time. Seated atop his intimidating steed and holding his bloodied weapon, he overlooks the ash and bones of the fallen. An excellent addition to any Frazetta collection, or for any fan of the dark and otherworldly.
This finely detailed statue stands at 8 inches tall and is 8 inches wide at the base. Complete with actual metal chain and hand-painted details. Note: This is a completely resculpted and repainted version of the Death Dealer. It updates and surpasses the Dark Horse-produced 8-inch Death Dealer of a few years ago.
The mystery behind ghostly Rosie’s death is revealed, and at the zoo, Justine makes an unnerving discovery about blood. Back in Reyes, Niles attempts to unearth the history of the Plague Doctor, but the sheriff works mercilessly to protect his town’s secret.
Foreword by George Lucas!
The EC Archives: Weird Science Volume 1 HC
Bill Gaines (W), Al Feldstein (W/A/Cover), Harry Harrison (W/A), Gardner Fox (W), Harvey Kurtzman (A), Wally Wood (A), Jack Kamen (A), Graham Ingels (A), Marie Severin (C), and Carlos Badilla (C)
On sale Dec 16
FC, 216 pages
HC, 8 3/16” x 11”
Find out what made EC among the most influential comic book lines ever in this complete and newly recolored collection! Collects Weird Science issues #12–#15 and #5–#6, in glorious full color!
• Features celebrated comic artists Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, Jack Kamen, and Graham Ingels!
Superstar writer Brian Wood tells the origin of Rán, founder of the Valkyrie—the deadliest space-fighter pilots in the EVE universe!
This series leads into EVE: Valkyrie, one of the most hotly anticipated video games of all time, a groundbreaking virtual reality space-dogfighting shooter from the creators of EVE Online.
• EVE: Valkyrie is the future of gaming—the killer app of virtual reality!
• EVE Online has hundreds of thousands of subscribers!
Sebastian has an inexplicable encounter with his son. Marla and her cohort search the world’s conflict zones, and are—it appears, sadly—killed in a blast of artillery fire. Tyler, fearful that Sebastian is discovering too much, too fast, sends him on a gory Homework Assignment that he’ll never hope to survive.
• Chuck Palahniuk writes the sequel to Fight Club!
“It’s hard to not be pretty damn excited.”—The Nerdist
In this special Halloween one-shot, Goon finds himself trapped in the Theatre Bizarre at the mercy of Zombo the Clown and burlesque queen Roxi Dlite! Theatre Bizarre is a real-life Halloween event held annually in Detroit, the brainchild of artist John Dunivant!
“Smartly written and terrifically drawn.”—Fangoria
“With its beautiful art and stories that blend genuine tragedy, disturbing horror and the physical comedy that comes from having a main character who makes a habit of punching out street-walking mules, Eric Powell’s The Goon is hands down one of my favorite comics on the stands.”—ComicsAlliance
INSULT YOUR SENSIBILITIES!
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight Double Feature Volume 4—Lady Danger & Nebulina TP
Alex de Campi (W), Mulele Jarvis (A), John Lucas (A), Marissa Louise (C), Ryan Hill (C), Afua Richardson (Cover), and Francesco Francavilla (Cover)
On sale Dec 9
FC, 112 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
If humankind were not meant to get nasty, we wouldn’t have evolved the capacity to make COMICS! Celebrate your proclivity for freaky foulness with another volume in Grindhouse’s sweet, sweet flipbook series, this time chronicling mastermind Alex de Campi’s collaborations with Mulele Jarvis and Marissa Louise on the story of a superfly superspy in Lady Danger, and John Lucas and Ryan Hill on the star-bound sex romp Nebulina! Collects Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out issues #5–#8!
• Includes making-of sections, comic strips, and Coming Attractions pinups!
As Groo wanders through twelve issues, he encounters his old friend/foe, the mercenary commander Taranto, who’s plotting to claim the vast riches that shall come to the father of the lost girl, Kayli. The intrigue unfolds in this story by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, with lettering by Stan Sakai and coloring by Tom Luth!
• This time, Taranto’s intentions really ARE pure . . . or are they?
• Yes! Seriously, they are.
• (No, they aren’t.)
“The Absolute Record: Part 5”—The penultimate chapter of the battle for the Absolute Record . . . and the future of mankind! The epic six-part sequel to Spartan Ops continues here in this must-read issue by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).
It’s said that everyone has an evil twin—and in Emmy’s case that may be true! But if Kammi is evil, she’s also charming, clever, and sweet, and she could lure Emmy down a dark and dangerous path—one that leads ever closer to fulfilling the legacy of the long-dead witch Hester Beck!
“Harrow County is worth checking out if you’re a horror-comic fan!”—Clive Barker
“One of the most haunting comics to come out in a while.”—IGN
Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures—and to the land itself—in a way she never imagined. Collecting the first four issues of the southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.’s Tyler Crook!
• For fans of The Sixth Gun, Rachel Rising, and Locke & Key.
“A masterful creation that lingers in the small moments of terror from our daily lives.”— Bloody Disgusting
“A beautifully illustrated page-turner of a story.”—Bleeding Cool
Hellboy’s first experiences with Bruttenholm in England involve the phantom hand of a murderer and a demonic water spirit in stories reminiscent of the early Mignola masterpiece “The Corpse.”
• Hellboy’s first ghost hunt!
“A magnificent introduction to the universe Hellboy occupies.”—Comic Book Resources
“This is a supremely enjoyable comic, and deserves a wide audience.”—Multiversity Comics
“All the makings of another classic Hellboy story.”—IGN
The Hero Book 2 continues David Rubín’s epic tale of Heracles in a postmodern look at the Twelve Labors and the champion’s fateful doom. The story delves deep into his life, revealing those who would wish him harm on his meteoric rise to stardom, his tumultuous love affairs, and his incredibly heroic feats. Rubín’s eclectic style will change the way you look at one of the most important Greek myths.
• A stunningly original take on the life of Heracles!
• From newcomer David Rubín (The Rise of Aurora West).
“Through gloriously rambunctious colors, Rubín pays tribute to the masters of the Silver Age of comics, from Jack Kirby to Gil Kane, and all the sense of fun, imagination, and action those artists were revered for.”—Publishers Weekly
“Welcome David Rubín to the table. He is a big talent and the real deal. The Hero is a strong statement of intent.”—Paul Pope (creator of Battling Boy)
“This book is awesome.”—Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, The Umbrella Academy)
Spring 1889. Months have passed since Whitechapel was covered in blood, and while the mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper goes cold, Inspector Frederick Abberline is still a man obsessed. But when a series of killings identical to the Ripper’s occur in Paris, Abberline must risk everything to close history’s most famous murder case once and for all!
• A wonderful companion to Dark Horse’s Sherlock Holmes collection!
In the ruins of a once-thriving city, King Tiger battles alone against the Dragon and its brood. It’s a fight he must win if he is to confront the most damning secret of his life—a secret made monstrous, all-devouring flesh. If Tiger falls, so does the world!
• Written by Randy Stradley (Star Wars, Aliens vs. Predator).
• Illustrated by Doug Wheatley (Star Wars, Aliens).
• Visit the Dark Horse Youtube channel to see our King Tiger videos!
The classic Lara Croft returns!
Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen #1 (of 5)
Corinna Bechko (W), Randy Green (P), Andy Owens (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Jean-Sebastien Rossbach (Cover)
On sale Oct 7
FC, 32 pages
An all-new Lara Croft miniseries begins with Corinna Bechko at the helm!
It’s up to Lara to stop a group of cultists from causing worldwide cataclysmic devastation, and ancient ivory artifacts hold the key to both salvation and destruction! It’s a race against time in Lara’s new quest, filled with incredible action, dual pistols, and high-spirited adventure.
• A great entry point for new readers!
“[Bechko has] ears for good, tightly written dialogue.”—Comic Book Resources
Faith Connors is a young maverick eager to make a name for herself as a Runner—spies and couriers who exist outside the restrictive laws of her near-future world. Witness the pivotal moments in her life leading up to one of the most anticipated video games of 2016, Mirror’s Edge™Catalyst!
• Leads directly into the events of the new Mirror’s Edge™Catalyst game!
Amid a conflict between gods and demons, Mulan is faced with a destiny-altering decision: will she allow the world to toil under eternal tyranny, or can she right the universe’s wrongs by making the ultimate sacrifice?
Guy enters the belly of the evil corporate beast, dead set on preventing Kindred Corp. from waging full-scale emotional warfare. Now, beset on all sides by enemies, Guy must employ his newfound depressive powers to curb the grim menace once and for all!
• MIND MGMT meets Locke & Key!
Neverboy, a former imaginary friend, wants the real world. Julian Drag, a struggling artist, wants the imaginary. When these two meet, the real and the imaginary worlds collide in chaos. Julian and Neverboy, the dreamer and the dream, will have to face who they are in order to put things right again. Collects Neverboy #1–#6.
“This totally bonkers comic book is definitely one of the best new properties I’ve picked up in a while.”—Multiversity Comics
With his ninja assassins exterminated by Tōgō Shigekata, Mamiya Rinzō plays his final card to stop the rogue swordsman’s crusade for retribution: the ruthless Oroshiya Ushikudonki warriors Rinzō trained in Russia. But another foreign fighter has arrived in Japan—Rinzō’s abandoned daughter, on her own quest for vengeance!
• Lone Wolf and Cub omnibus program is collecting the entirety of the original series in value-priced editions.
• Presented uncut and in authentic right-to-left reading format.
“The greatest superhero comic of all time.”—Newsarama
Nexus: Into the Past and Other Stories TP
Mike Baron (W), Steve Rude (A/Cover), and Glenn Whitmore (C)
On sale Dec 2
FC, 144 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
Nexus is back—and this time the galactic judge, jury, and executioner is stalking history’s most dangerous killer—Clayborn—across time itself! But when justice comes at an enormous personal cost to Nexus himself, can the Merc’s chosen champion still do what’s right? Collects Nexus short stories from Dark Horse Presents #12–#15, #23–#26, and #29–#34.
• Multiple Eisner Award winner!
As the Past Aways face a backlash from the US government, resident brawler Marge investigates an immortal teammate’s impossible murder. Meanwhile, a terrifying trio of ultra-evolved sapiens emerges from the timestream to wreak havoc on modern soil!
“Because this is a Kindt title, there has to be [a]kicker, and Past Aways has one hell of a kicker.”—Comics Bulletin
“It’s great, doggone modern storytelling, and I’m one curious puppy who will be back for more next issue.”—Comic Bastards
When the world’s greatest superhero team, the Command, defaults on their loans, their secret underwater base becomes the property of the Paybacks! It’s Night Knight’s first mission with the superhero repo squad, and the foreclosure goes smoothly . . . until it really, really doesn’t. I mean, High Guard can see through walls, you know? How do you sneak past that?
• A superhero comedy for the debt-ridden generation!
“I think my favorite thing about the book is that Night Knight doesn’t ride the unicorn. Like, I think that is genius.”—Gerard Way
In the 2070s, increased interplanetary travel has led to crisis-level amounts of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Planetes follows the space-garbage crew of aspiring explorer Hachimaki, mourning Yuri, and secretive Fee, collected in two omnibus editions, printed from the original files and complete with bonus color pages!
• Winner of two Seiun Awards, Japan’s highest honor for science fiction.
• For fans of Warren Ellis and Jonathan Hickman!
“My favorite sci-fi comic of all time.” —Alex de Campi
Based on the hit video game, this series tells the story leading up to the beginning of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2! Written by Paul Tobin (Bandette, Banana Sunday) and illustrated by Jacob Chabot (The Mighty Skullboy Army, SpongeBob Comics), this is a hilarious, action-packed, all-ages, zombie-fightin’ adventure!
• The hit video game franchise continues its comic book invasion with a whole new series!
Nate and Patrice try to teach a batch of young plants how to be helpful and productive Neighborville citizens. What does Dr. Zomboss hope to find out by spying on them? Writer Paul Tobin and artist Andie Tong tell our main tale, and artist Nneka Myers draws this month’s bonus stories!
• Over 500,000 copies in print.
If, on your birthday, you could make a wish, any wish, before you blew out your candles, what would it be? On his eighteenth birthday, Kenny got something better than one wish. He was given alien technology that lets him create literally anything he can wish for! How about a flying robot or a life-sized T. rex? To keep it, and also stay, you know, alive, he’ll have to outwit the persistent government agent Claire Covert and a Nazi mad scientist. On top of that, when Kenny’s father is abducted by some old friends, Kenny will have to use every ounce of imagination to save him!
• A weird and wonderful adventure from the atomic mind of Aaron Lopresti (Wonder Woman, Detective Comics).
A standalone one-shot story featuring the lush artwork of Matthew Woodson (Northlanders, Meathaus), this issue takes the American folktale of Molly Pitcher and brings to it fresh relevance as a poignant commentary on the subjects of veterans’ rights and women in combat. Not to be missed.
“I think this series is going to be talked about and be winning awards in the years to come, you should get on board at the ground floor.”—Comic Spectrum
“Gutsy, well-written and with solid artwork.”—Word of the Nerd
The Rook is back! Bill DuBay’s time-traveling adventure classic returns, penned and illustrated by comics masters Steven Grant (Two Guns) and Paul Gulacy (Jonah Hex)! Restin Dane is ready for action—anyplace, anytime!
• He’s got history in his gun sights!
• The return of the internationally acclaimed Warren Publishing classic!
The Old West, but not as we know it. Giant steam-powered robots are created to take down invading Martians and armies of killer albino apes in an all-out brawl. The Steam Man, a giant metal man operated by a team of monster hunters, seems to have the town protected and the West under control, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to town to bring forth the apocalypse!
• Cowritten by Joe R. Lansdale (Cold in July) and beautifully illustrated by Piotr Kowalski (Sex).
“A crazy wild-west premise with some beautiful art by Piotr Kowalski that blends multiple genres.”—Bloody Disgusting
The rebels’ victory at Camp Liberty has emboldened their efforts against the Master’s vampire army, but a traitor in their ranks leaves an opening for the Master to strike back even harder. The fate of humanity ultimately resides with one man. Will Dr. Ephraim Goodweather finally snap and make a deal to see his son? Or will he use some newfound information to destroy the Master once and for all? Collects The Strain: The Night Eternal #7–#12.
“If you’re enjoying the TV series, then you better get the Strain comic right now.”—Bloody Disgusting
Relationships crumbling, groupies gone missing, owing money to drug dealers, meeting the devil himself—you might say the band Motherfather has problems. So what’s the perfect place to record their latest album? A haunted house, of course! More hellish high jinks from Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Action Comics) and Tony Parker (Mass Effect: Foundation)!
“A writer with a wicked sense of humor, a razor sharp ear for dialogue, and plenty of crazy ideas.”—IGN
Aldous Ellis is dying. The past and the future are colliding. The truth is revealing itself.
See how it all began in a mind-altering look into the yesterday of the Tomorrows, from Curt Pires (The Fiction, POP, Mayday) and Andrew MacLean (Head Lopper)!
• For fans of sci-fi and cyberpunk!
Usagi is hired to deliver a valuable stone named Distant Mountain to Lord Akakane, a practitioner of suiseki, the art of stone appreciation. But first the rabbit ronin must run a deadly gauntlet of bandits and samurai sent by a rival collector!
• A self-contained tale of the rabbit ronin!
“Sakai puts on a master class in storytelling with each issue.”—Comic Book Resources
Geralt’s journey leads him aboard a ship of fools, renegades, and criminals—but some passengers are more dangerous than others, and one hides a heinous secret that could lead crew and passengers to a bitter and hideous fate at the hand of a vengeful fox mother! Collects The Witcher: Fox Children #1–#5.
• The Witcher games have collectively earned over 250 industry awards and have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide!
• For fans of Hellboy and B.P.R.D.!
“Paul Tobin has an exceptional grasp of the lore.”—Bloody Disgusting
Desperate to save team leader Emma, the rest of Zodiac Starforce risk opening a portal to the dangerous realm of Nephos to find a cure. But when the tiny portal rips asunder and monsters start spilling out of it and overrunning the town, Zodiac Starforce will need all the help they can get to defeat the evil goddess Cimmeria, her monster legion, and her mean-girl minion Diana. It’s a monster mash, but Zodiac Starforce is ready to crash this party!
• A brand-new series from Kevin Panetta (Bravest Warriors) and Paulina Ganucheau (TMNT: New Animated Adventures, Bravest Warriors) for fans of Sailor Moon, Buffy, and Lumberjanes!
“Your new favorite magical girl team.”—ComicsAlliance