Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for August, 2011

Mon, May 9th, 2011 at 8:58am PDT | Updated: May 9th, 2011 at 1:03pm

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Angel returns!ANGEL AND FAITH #1
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), Steve Morris (Cover), Jo Chen (Variant cover), Georges Jeanty (25th anniversary cover), and Dan Jackson (C)
On sale Aug 31
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Left in a near-catatonic state following the events in Buffy Season 8, Angel will need a seriously rude awakening if he’s to make amends for his ill-conceived deeds. Enter rebel Slayer with a cause—Faith Lehane. Together they’ll have full access to the Watcher files and opportunities to make amends for all they’ve done . . . and will do.
• Christos Gage (Avenger’s Academy) and Rebekah Isaacs (DV8)!
• Executive producer by Joss Whedon!
Angel and Faith™ & © 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Eisner-nominated series!BALTIMORE: THE CURSE BELLS #1
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Francesco Francavilla (Variant cover)
On sale Aug 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Monsters are overrunning Europe, and Baltimore, the only one who can put an end to these horrors, must find and kill Haigus, the vampire responsible for this chaos. Following reports that Haigus is holed up in a cloister, Baltimore finds a haven full of death and black magic, and the creature at the heart of his obsession!
• Based on the novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.
• All-new Mignola series!
Baltimore™: The Curse Bells © 2011 Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden.

HELLBOY: THE FURY #3
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Duncan Fegredo (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Aug 10
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
With her tower in ruin, and her body a vessel for the Ogdru Jahad, the Queen of Blood shows no mercy to Hellboy as their final battle meets a stunning conclusion!
The conclusion of the epic story that began in 2007’s Darkness Calls.
“Everything in Hellboy for the last ten years or so has been building to something big—and this could be it. I can’t wait.”—Comic Book Revolution
Hellboy: The Fury™ © 2011 Mike Mignola.

Hillbilly cults, redneck priests, and much more weirdness!B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: MONSTERS #2 (of 2)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Ryan Sook (Cover)
On sale Aug 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Trapped in a weird trailer park full of hillbilly cult fanatics, Liz Sherman must fight her way through the high priest of trash for safety!
• From the pages of Hellboy!
“Things are only going to get worse in the world for these characters before they get better. And typical of Mignola and Arcudi, that means they’ll only get more interesting.”—MTV Geek
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Monsters™ © 2011 Mike Mignola.

CRIMINAL MACABRE OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP
Steve Niles (W), Ben Templesmith (A), Kelley Jones (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Fiona Staples (Cover)
On sale Aug 31
FC, 392 pages
$24.99
TP, 6” x 9”
In 2003 Steve Niles, creator of the 30 Days of Night comics series, launched a series of occult detective stories featuring the monstrously hard-boiled Cal McDonald. A pill-popping alcoholic reprobate, Cal is the only line of defense between Los Angeles and a growing horde of zombies, vampires, possessed muscle cars, mad scientists, werewolves, and much more weirdness!
• This volume collects the first two Criminal Macabre trades, the one-shot story Love Me Tenderloin, and Criminal Macabre: Supernatural Freak Machine—never before in trade paperback!
• From the creators of 30 Days of Night!
• For all your vampire and zombie fans!
“I literally screamed HOLY $#@% when I put this book down. It is that good . . . Cal McDonald is truly one of the coolest characters in comics.” —Ain’t It Cool News
Criminal Macabre: A Cal McDonald™ Mystery © 2011 Steve Niles.

THE GOON #35
Evan Dorkin (W), Eric Powell (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Aug 31
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Goon and Franky stumble upon a bizarre freak show at Brigadoon’s Dreamland Carnival, where the evil barker pits the Goon against a horrendous, bacon-eating behemoth, the Ten-in-One!
• Goon creator Eric Powell teams with acclaimed writer Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden)!
“Eric Powell’s The Goon is an insane, hilarious, and often brilliant blend of everything cool: zombies, giant robots, and 1930’s tough guys.” —Kung Fu Rodeo
The Goon™ © 2011 Eric Powell.

KULT #2 (of 4)
Jeremy Barlow (W), Iwan Nazif (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Jake Murray (Cover)
On sale Sept 7
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Tomas Zenk has discovered he has the rarest of gifts: he can pierce the veil we know as reality and see the nightmarish world beyond, with its hellish machines that enslave humanity. Lost during his first encounter with the true world, Zenk finds himself in an endless labyrinth, while his new allies desperately try to reach him before any of the labyrinth’s other inhabitants. But that’s assuming he even wants their help . . .
• The cutting-edge horror inspired by the classic RPG continues!
• A bizarre tale of the supernatural!
• For fans of The Matrix and Hellraiser!

STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT—DELUGE #1 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Ivan Rodriguez (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), Joe Quinones (Cover), and Paul Renaud (Variant cover)
On sale Aug 17
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
In answer to a distress call, Kerra returns to her Sith-controlled homeworld for a daring rescue . . . but her arrival on the planet coincides with an ambush from a Hutt mastermind! The clash with his invasion and a number of other unexpected surprises place Kerra’s small-scale rescue into a hot spot. She has to troubleshoot fast—and, as always, alone!
• Look for John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant novel from Del Rey!
• A Jedi reclaims her homeworld from the Sith!
© 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Knight Errant are © 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Darth Vader hunting Jedi!STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—OUT OF THE WILDERNESS #2 (of 5)
Mick Harrison (W), Douglas Wheatley (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Pablo Correa (Cover)
On sale Sept 7
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Everyone is after fugitive Jedi Dass Jennir. An assassin broke into an Imperial facility seeking information about Jennir’s whereabouts, and the specifics of what was stolen have put Darth Vader on Jennir’s trail—with the Emperor’s blessing! Even the outlaw crew of the Uhumele are searching for their erstwhile companion.
• Swashbuckling adventure in the Star Wars tradition!
• The “Verpine Jedi” in action!
© 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Dark Times are © 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd.

STAR WARS: JEDI—THE DARK SIDE #4 (of 5)
Scott Allie (W), Mahmud Asrar (A), Paul Mounts (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)
On sale Aug 24
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
The situation on Telos IV is getting darker: sabotage, assassination attempts, secret meetings, undercover agents . . .
But right now, Master Qui-Gon Jinn’s main concern is controlling his headstong Padawan. The homecoming on Telos has proved incredibly difficult for the proud and bitter Xanatos. His difficulties in reconnecting with his father and sister are putting the team of Jedi in peril as they near the shocking facts behind the burgeoning civil war . . .
• Illustrated by rising star Mahmud Asrar (Brightest Day)!
• Covers by acclaimed artist Stéphane Roux (Countdown to Final Crisis, Action Comics).
© 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Jedi are © 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd.

The Empire strikes!STAR WARS: INVASION—REVELATIONS #2 (of 5)
Tom Taylor (W), Colin Wilson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Chris Scalf (Cover)
On sale Aug 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Kaye and Nina Galfridian have been on the frontlines of the Yuuzhan Vong war, gathering refugees from their home planet, and others, along the way. Now, as they prepare to reunite the refugees with their families at a safe haven, an attack on their ship comes from a most unexpected quarter!
• Set within the time frame of the New Jedi Order novels from Del Rey!
© 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Invasion are © 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd.

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC—THE LOST SUNS #3 (of 5)
Alexander Freed (W), George Freeman (P), Dave Ross (P), Mark McKenna (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Aug 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
The war that ended in a tense peace agreement is in danger of beginning again, but elite Republic spy Theron Shan is going to do everything in his power to prevent it—including infiltrating the Imperial space of Darth Mekhis to find out what is happening! Along with Master Zho, and the criminal in his custody, Teff’ith, Theron is headed to Port Nowhere. He hasn’t got a plan or any idea what he may be going to face, but for a spy, he’s got great style!
• The soon-to-be-released online game comes straight to comics!
• Starring Theron Shan, the son of legendary Jedi Master Satele Shan!
© 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for The Old Republic are © 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd.
City-sized mutants!

RAGE #3 (of 3)
Arvid Nelson (W), Andrea Mutti (P), Pierluigi Baldassini (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Glenn Fabry (Cover)
On sale Aug 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
When the fate of humanity is at stake, are morals nothing more than a liability? The all-powerful Authority thinks so, and as the truth behind the world they’ve made comes out, scientist Elizabeth Cadence struggles to escape their control. But will she be any safer on the outside once the Authority looses hundreds of mutants on her?
• The stunning conclusion!
• A key chapter that ties into the bestselling video game from id Software.
• Covers by Glenn Fabry (Preacher).
Copyright © 2011 id Software LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. RAGE, id, id Software and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. ZeniMax, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.

CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #7
Roy Thomas (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), John Lucas (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)
On sale Aug 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Will Conan's first sight of Aquilonia also be his last? The Cimmerian gets caught up in the nets of Hyborian Age treason—and so does one whom he considers the most innocent victim of all. The journey down the Road of Kings continues!
• Roy Thomas (X-Men, The Chronicles of Conan) and Mike Hawthorne (Fear Agent, Queen and Country)!
• New cover artist Aleksi Briclot!
Conan: The Road of Kings © 2011 Conan Properties International LLC (“CPI”). CONAN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN, HYBORIA, and related logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of CPI. All rights reserved.

DOLLHOUSE: EPITAPHS #2 (of 5)
Andrew Chambliss (W), Maurissa Tancharoen (W), Jed Whedon (W), Cliff Richards (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Phil Noto (Cover), and Massimo Carnevale (Variant cover)
On sale Aug 10
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Following the spread of a mind-altering virus, Trevor, a young survivor of the apocalypse, must embrace the new world order if he hopes to survive. With the unpredictable Alpha guiding him, Trevor will use tech to fight tech in this sci-fi adventure that will take our star characters from the blood-filled streets of Los Angeles to the heart of the conflict—the Rossum Corporation.
• Dollhouse show writer Andrew Chambliss makes his comics debut!
Dollhouse™ & © 2011Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

100 pages—still $7.99!DARK HORSE PRESENTS #3
Howard Chaykin (W/A), Richard Corben (W/A), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Paul Chadwick (W/A/Variant cover), David Chelsea (W/A), Robert Love (W/A), Michael T. Gilbert (W), Dave Gibbons (W/A/Cover), Sanford Greene (A), Geof Darrow (A), Neal Adams (W/A), Jim Steranko (W/A/Ultra variant cover), and others
On sale Aug 24
FC, 100 pages
$7.99
Ongoing
A blockbuster 100-page spectacular is afoot in Dark Horse Presents #3! Featuring continuing stories by industry greats, this issue also packs a new 12-page story by Watchmen’s Dave Gibbons! And to top all that, this issue additionally spotlights an exclusive, 13-page preview of the new edition of Red Tide, written and illustrated by comics legend Jim Steranko! Add to that an exclusive interview with Steranko himself and you’ve got a super-sized installment of Dark Horse’s legendary tradition that’s not to be missed!
• 100 pages!
• No ads!
Concrete ® © 2011 Paul Chadwick. Red Tide™ © 2011 Jim Steranko.

USAGI YOJIMBO #140
Stan Sakai (W/A)
On sale Aug 31
b&w, 24 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The rabbit ronin and fan-favorite guest star Inspector Ishida now have two murders to solve in the conclusion to this thrilling mystery!
The storm is still raging outside, but the danger is within the roadside inn where Usagi and Ishida have taken shelter. The mystery deepens when the prime suspect in the original murder is found dead. Many of the guests had the opportunity to do the killings, but none have a motive—or do they?
• An Inspector Ishida mystery!
• Named one of the best comics of 2010 by Comic Book Resources’ Robot 6!
“Usagi Yojimbo is a real gem of the comics industry.”—Greg McElhatton
Usagi Yojimbo™ © 2011 Stan Sakai.

GATE 7 VOLUME 1 TP
CLAMP (W/A)
On sale Oct 12
b&w, 200 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
An innocent sightseeing trip to Kyoto opens up a magical realm to shy high schooler Chikahito Takamoto! Visiting a legendary shrine, Chikahito finds himself in the mystical world of Hana and her comrades—and his immunity to their powers leads them to believe that he's no ordinary, awkward teenager! Protecting our world from violent elemental beasts, Hana and her team welcomes the confused Chikahito—who isn't quite sure that he wants to be caught in the middle of their war! One's thing's certain, though, since he's smitten with aloof, childlike warrior Hana, he's along for the ride, for better or worse!
• Coming to the US just months after Japan!
• Gate 7 Vol. 1 is the first of a multivolume series.
• Urban fantasy in the vein of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Harry Potter.
© 2011 by CLAMP. All rights reserved. English translation rights arranged with PYROTECHNTIST CO. LTD., Tokyo.

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL VOLUME 24: MASSACRE TP
Hiroaki Samura (W/A)
On sale Oct 26
b&w, 208 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"
There’s going to be a massacre at Edo Castle! While the bitter Kagimura believes that he’s sending his forces chasing after Anotsu and the entire Itto-ryu crew, Anotsu fakes them all out and risks his life in one mad dash back to the Edo Castle grounds! What is his strange mission? Also believing that she’s still on Anotsu’s trail, Rin travels with Manji behind a group of decoy Itto-ryu warriors, whose dreadful soldiers are still lethal without their leader.
• The turning point in the award-winning series!
© 2011 by Hiroaki Samura. All rights reserved. New and adapted artwork and text copyright 2011 Dark Horse Comics, Inc.

BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD VOLUME 9 TP
Mi-Kyung Yun (W/A)
On sale Oct 12
b&w, 192 pages
$9.99
TP, 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
Deceived by a shape shifter, brainwashed by his fellow gods, and a victim of the emperor’s schemes, Habaek is a cursed and deeply confused water god! Still yearning for Soah, his human bride, Habaek reveals that his memories have been restored and that he’s now ready to uncover the truth about his half-human former bride, Nakbin—but Nakbin’s ghost will not be laid to rest easily! And Habaek has a certain curse to contend with . . .
• Winner of Best New Artist from the Dokja-manhwa-daesang organization!

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 19 TP
Kosuke Fujishima (W/A)
On sale Oct 26
b&w, 248 pages
$11.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 3/16”
College life is never easy . . . All right, sometimes it is, but never at Nekomi Tech! No sooner do Keiichi and Belldandy solve the mystery of the Phantom Racer, then they get entangled in the schemes of Professor Morozumi. Better known on campus as “Dr. Moreau” for his obsession with making machines walk on two legs, this mad scientist will stop at nothing to pursue his dream . . . including kidnapping Banpei's "girlfriend," the Welcome Robot!
• Inspired the Ah! My Goddess anime TV series.
• With commentary from the creator!
© 2011 Mi-Kyung Yun and Seaul Cultural Publishers, Inc. Translation © Dark Horse Comics, Inc.

VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOLUME 17: TYRANT'S STARS PARTS 3 AND 4 NOVEL
Hideyuki Kikuchi (W) and Yoshitaka Amano (A)
On sale Oct 5
b&w, 300 pages
$14.99
Novel, 5" x 7"
Vampire Hunter D continues his quest to overcome the interstellar evil brought to Earth by the ultimate Noble, the terrifying renegade vampire Valcua! Wielding a sword that can cut through the fabric of space and time, Valcua has a score to settle with the bloodline of humans responsible for his exile. The family has enlisted D to protect them from Valcua's wrath, and the Vampire Hunter might be their only chance at survival.
• Gorgeous black-and-white art by Yoshitaka Amano and a color tip-in plate.

CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME 11 HC
Various (W/A)
On sale Oct 19
b&w/FC, 240 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”
Our latest foray into fear reprints some of Warren Publishing’s first full-color story offerings from the early ’70s and features more of the unique talents that made Creepy so tantalizing and timeless. With gorgeous covers by Sanjulian and work by comic-book talents Richard Corben, Doug Moench, Budd Lewis, Tom Sutton, and Reed Crandall, this volume is not to be missed!
• Collects issues #51-#54, plus color covers and stories.
• Exclusive foreword by Budd Lewis!

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