Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for September, 2011

Fri, June 10th, 2011 at 12:58pm PDT

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Dark Horse has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping September, 2011. When you're through checking out these solicitations, be sure to visit CBR's Indie Comics Forum and discuss these Dark Horse releases with fellow readers.

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ABE SAPIEN: THE DEVIL DOES NOT JEST #1
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), Dave Johnson (Cover), and Francesco Francavilla (Variant cover)
On sale Sept 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Buried in a demonologist’s basement is a deep, dark family secret, where horrific occult practices prove to be life threatening for Abe Sapien.
• An early Abe adventure
• Abe is pitted against demonic family curse!
• From the pages of Hellboy!

ANGEL AND FAITH #2
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Steve Morris (Cover), and Dan Jackson (C)
On sale Sept 28
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Following some bad—many would say unforgivable—choices as Twilight, Angel needed to hide away and wallow in his guilt. But with a little TLC—courtesy of his only remaining ally, Faith, Angel is back to fighting the good fight and taking demons down one by one. With the Watcher files at their disposal, Angel comes up with the ultimate plan for redemption.
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

• Follows the events of Buffy Season 8!

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: RUSSIA #1
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale Sept 21
32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
A graveyard of mutated horror is uncovered deep inside a Russian mine. With Liz still missing and Abe Sapien lying on his deathbed, the newly international B.P.R.D. sends Kate and Johann to meet the Russian equivalent of the Bureau—which readers first saw in B.P.R.D.: 1946—and face an exploding fungus monster at the Kremlin, and a spreading contagion.
• From the pages of Hellboy!
• In the mines of madness!
"Just as in the pages of Hellboy, there’s a strong sense that big things are lurking right around the corner for our heroes."—IGN

BALTIMORE: THE CURSE BELLS #2
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Sept 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
As Baltimore trespasses through a strange chapel he discovers a haven full of human sacrifices, vampire nuns, and their mysterious prophet!
• Based on the novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.
"Mignola and Golden’s refreshing take on the vampire myth features real monsters killing real people. These bloodsuckers don’t whine or glow or try to fit in with the rest of humanity. They kill people and drink their blood, with nary a set of six-pack abs to be seen. Like I said—refreshing." —Broken Frontier

Buffy Season 9 begins!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9: FREEFALL #1
Joss Whedon (W), Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Dexter Vines (I), Steve Morris (Cover), Jo Chen (Variant cover), and Georges Jeanty (25th anniversary variant cover)
On sale Sept 14
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Season 8 ended with a bang when Buffy cut the world off from the hell dimensions and all supernatural influence. Great, right? Except Buffy has left her best friend, Willow, powerless, and ended the long line of vampire slayers, leaving her hated by the hundreds of girls who recently stood behind her. Newly relocated to San Francisco, Buffy can count on a fresh start, and focus on what she’s good at—slaying.
• Written by creator Joss Whedon, with Andrew Chambliss of the CW’s The Vampire Diaries!

CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #8
Roy Thomas (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), John Lucas (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)
On sale Sept 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
In underground catacombs beneath Aquilonia's capital, a desperate Conan fights to protect himself—and a young child—from creatures more hideous and deadly than anything he's ever encountered on the surface.The Road of Kings is no place for weaklings!
• New cover artist Aleksi Briclot!

The war between man and monster starts here!
CRIMINAL MACABRE: NO PEACE FOR DEAD MEN
Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Fiona Staples (Cover)
On sale Sept 14
FC, 40 pages
$3.99
One-shot
Cal McDonald and his army of ghouls are pitted in an epic battle against the terrifying female vampire Salem, who has a deep personal connection to Cal, and her horde of monsters. With little hope of victory for either side, Cal must make his final stand to take Salem back to hell!
• 32 pages of hardboiled horror!
• Niles wreaks havoc on his longest-running character!
• Look for more Criminal Macabre this month in Dark Horse Presents #4.

DAGAR THE INVINCIBLE ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 HC
Don F. Glut (W) and Jesse Santos (A)
On sale Nov 16
FC, 240 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8" x 10 13/16"
In a time when gods and demons walked the earth as men, a young warrior raises his sword to the skies and declares defiance! Dagar the Invincible is a hero of blade and sandal, and Dark Horse Books uncovers the exciting legend of his journey through the ancient, mystical world! The first of two volumes in this archival series introduces Dagar and tales of his quest, originally published by Gold Key Comics in the 1970s. Collects Dagar the Invincible #1-#9.
• Classic series from writer Donald F. Glut!
• Featuring the extraordinary art of comics legend Jesse Santos!

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #4
Steve Niles (W), Evan Dorkin (W), Jill Thompson (A), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Neal Adams (W/A), Geof Darrow (A/Variant cover), Sergio Aragonés (A), Howard Chaykin (W), Fiona Staples (Cover), Michael Kaluta (Ultra variant cover), and others
On sale Sept 21
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing
The hallmark anthology continues with another spectacular eighty-page issue! In this installment, stories by creators Howard Chaykin (The Chronicles of Solomon Kane), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and Sanford Greene continue. Joined by exciting new shorts from Sergio Aragonés, Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, and Filipé Melo, this issue is certain to have something for everyone! Plus, the first chapters of brand-new Beasts of Burden and Criminal Macabre stories! If that wasn’t enough, we’ve included another demented strip by Patrick Alexander and an exclusive interview with Geof Darrow!
• No ads!
• 80 pages!
• New material by Steve Niles, Evan Dorkin, and Jill Thompson!

DOLLHOUSE: EPITAPHS #3 (of 5)
Andrew Chambliss (W), Maurissa Tancharoen (W), Jed Whedon (W), Cliff Richards (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Phil Noto (Cover), and Rebekah Isaacs (Variant cover)
On sale Sept 14
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
While Mag, Zone, and Griff fight to survive the LA apocalypse without killing each other, Trevor and Alpha must take the fight straight to the Rossum Corporation, which started it all. In order to destroy Rossum, they must find Echo—the only person uniquely equipped to destroy the evil corporation from the inside.
• Marks the top secret return of a fan-favorite character!
• Continuing Joss Whedon’s cult-hit TV series Dollhouse.

FEAR AGENT #31: OUT OF STEP part 4 (of 5)
Rick Remender (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), Tony Moore (P/Cover), and John Lucas (I)
On sale Oct 5
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Heath Huston fights the secret rulers of the universe in the wake of the null bang! The countdown to the finale begins.
• Series conclusion next month!
• From Uncanny X-Force and Venom scribe Rick Remender!
"Good sci-fi stories are really lacking in comics today and Fear Agent is one of the best. Grade: A." —Tim Janson, Comic World News

THE GOON VOLUME 5: WICKED INCLINATIONS 2nd EDITION TP
Eric Powell (W/A)
On sale Nov 30
FC, 128 pages
$16.99
TP, 7" x 10"
An ally of the Goon has learned the Zombie Priest’s secret name, turning the tide in the struggle against the undead hordes of Lonely Street and forcing the Priest to create a whole new breed of minion—one that may be beyond even the strength of the Goon to contain. As rival crime families attempt to use the battle as cover to move in on the Goon’s empire, open war breaks out from the docks to Lonely Street!
• Five-time Eisner Award-winning series!
• New cover by Powell!
"The Goon is wildly funny, a Bronx cheer in the face of the genre it mercilessly rags."
—Booklist

THE GUILD: CLARA
Felicia Day (W), Kim Evey (W), Ron Chan (A), Howard Chaykin (Cover), and Greg Aronowitz (Variant cover)
On sale Sept 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot
Felicia Day is back with a one-shot spotlighting the Guild’s heart and soul—or at least its dirty mind—Clara!
A mother of three, or maybe five, Clara is the Knights of Good’s most irresponsible and hedonistic member. When Clara’s husband overhears her scheduling seventy-eight hours of game time, he hides the computer until she agrees to help him around the house, leading her to uncover a box of mementos from her past. What follows is a bizarre trip down memory lane for Clara.
• Based on Felicia Day’s hit Internet show!
• Day stars in the Dragon Age: Redemption web series in summer 2011!

An original graphic novel in hardcover!
HELLBOY: HOUSE OF THE LIVING DEAD HC
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Richard Corben (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Nov 9
FC, 56 pages
$14.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Devastated over the loss of his luchador comrade to vampires, Hellboy lingers in Mexican bars until he’s invited to participate in the ultimate wrestling match with a vicious Frankenstein monster!
• Eisner-winning duo Mike Mignola and Richard Corben reunite!

KULT #3 (of 4)
Jeremy Barlow (W), Iwan Nazif (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Jake Murray (Cover)
On sale Oct 5
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
The journey beyond the veil of reality continues! Awakened to the true nature of the world, Tomas Zenk faces the ultimate choice: return to his old life or accept his full power and attempt to free the enslaved human race. But with his family in danger and the enemy at last revealed, the decision may no longer be his!
• The cutting-edge horror comic inspired by the classic RPG continues!
• A bizarre tale of the supernatural!
• For fans of The Matrix and Hellraiser!

RAGE: AFTER THE IMPACT TP
Arvid Nelson (W), Andrea Mutti (P), Pierluigi Baldassini (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Stephan Martinere (Cover)
On sale Nov 23
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6" x 9"
The earth has been devastated by an asteroid, with a tiny fraction of the population surviving under the rule of a military dictatorship. But when a scientist studying those mutated by the disaster discovers that the story the new leaders are telling isn’t true, she has no choice but to fight back.
• Collects the three-issue miniseries.
• Written by Arvid Nelson, creator of Rex Mundi!
• An exclusive tie-in to the next hit game from id, the developers of Doom and Quake!
• Reveals secrets central to the story of Rage!

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS—STRANGE ALLIES TP
Ryder Windham (W), Ben Dewey (A), Mae Hao (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)
On sale Nov 9
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
TP, 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
With so many Jedi Generals occupied with the Clone Wars, assignments that would usually go to Knights or Masters are falling to Jedi in training—in this case, masterless Padawan Nuru Kungurama. Accompanied by his squad of clone troopers and a hulking swoop biker named Gizz, Nuru’s job begins as a routine protection detail but soon evolves to include a mystery massacre, the hijacking of a space freighter, and the kidnapping of a group of orphaned younglings!
• Ryder Windham’s Breakout Squad from the prose series The Clone Wars: Secret Missions come to comics!

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—OUT OF THE WILDERNESS #3 (of 5)Mick Harrison (W), Douglas Wheatley (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Pablo Correa (Cover)
On sale Oct 5
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Caged fury! Desert raiders have captured Ember Chankeli, only to discover they have a tiger who can’t be tamed! Worse for them: they have a Jedi on their trail!
But Jedi Master Dass Jennir had better watch his back, because a mysterious assassin and Darth Vader both want his head!
• Darth Vader is hunting Jedi!
• War in the wasteland!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND HC
Haden Blackman (W), Rick Leonardi (P), Dan Green (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Michael Kutsche (Cover)
On sale Nov 30
FC, 128 pages
$24.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Still haunted by the death of Anakin Skywalker’s beloved Padmé in Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader is tasked with a mission to locate a lost Imperial expeditionary force—led by the son of Vader’s rising nemesis, Moff Tarkin. But the perils of Vader’s journey into the unexplored Ghost Nebula are compounded by traitors among his crew and the presence of the system’s religious leader, Lady Saro. Collects the five-issue miniseries.
• Written by The Force Unleashed’s Haden Blackman!
• Art by Rick Leonardi of Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War!
• A beautiful hardcover edition!

STAR WARS: INVASION—REVELATIONS #3 (of 5)
Tom Taylor (W), Colin Wilson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Chris Scalf (Cover)
On sale Sept 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
The Yuuzhan Vong invaders are everywhere!
Queen Nina of Artorias and her stepdaughter Kaye discover that the haven meant for the refugees in their care is actually a work camp run by the Empire—for the benefit of the invaders! But worse than that, Kaye learns a horrifying secret about her adoptive mother—and herself!
• Like mother, like daughter?!
• Set within the time frame of the New Jedi Order novels from Del Rey!

STAR WARS: JEDI—THE DARK SIDE #5 (of 5)
Scott Allie (W), Mahmud Asrar (A), Paul Mounts (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)
On sale Sept 21
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Civil war has broken out on Telos IV. As the governor rallies his military, Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn struggles desperately to uncover the reason for the planet’s unrest, in hope of stopping the war...
But Qui-Gon’s troubled Padawan isn’t helping: his homecoming to Telos has been anything but happy, and the recent events—including the horrific death of a family member—have fueled his growing anger. This time, though, Qui-Gon is the target!
• The final, action-packed issue!

STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT—DELUGE #2 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Iban Coello (P), Sergio Abad (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Joe Quinones (Cover)
On sale Sept 21
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Answering a distress call, Jedi Knight Kerra Holt has returned to her Sith-held home planet to liberate as many slaves as possible with a single shuttle. She didn’t expect to meet a squadron of starfighters from the Republic! With the help of the Devil Squadron, Kerra can go on the offensive, and the entire planet will have a chance at liberation!
But there is more to the Devils than it first appears. A scheming Hutt with an evil agenda is infiltrating the planet, and the Sith Lord Daiman is just getting wind of what is happening on his planet!
• Meet the Devil Squadron and their never-before-seen starfighters!
• Look for John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant novel from Del Rey!

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC—THE LOST SUNS #4 (of 5)
Alexander Freed (W), George Freeman (P), Dave Ross (P), Mark McKenna (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Sept 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Captured by the evil Sith Empire, Republic spy Theron Shan is about to find out what secret sacrifice brought about the end of the great war. But once the Imperial’s covert activities are revealed, will he be able to act on his devastating discoveries?
The senior writer of the online game The Old Republic continues to weave secrets for game players into this comics saga! Don’t miss a single crucial issue!

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