Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for June, 2012

Wed, March 14th, 2012 at 5:30am PDT | Updated: March 14th, 2012 at 6:19am

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ALABASTER #3 (of 5)
Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Steve Lieber (A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Greg Ruth (Cover)
On sale June 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
A glimpse into Dancy’s past, as she follows her two guides—each less trustworthy than the other—deeper into the twisted maze of the town.
• A new comics series by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Threshold, The Dreaming, The Red Tree, The Drowning Girl), with art by Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Detective Comics).
“Caitlín R. Kiernan is the poet and the bard of the wasted and the lost.” —Neil Gaiman
“Ms. Kiernan is a cartographer of lost worlds.” –The New York Times

ANGEL & FAITH #11
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale June 27
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
When yet another unexpected visitor shows up on Faith and Angel’s doorstep, the pair are pulled into a quest that has the potential to give Angel everything he’s been looking for—you know, if they succeed and survive.
• First issue in a new arc!
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
• Angel returns to Los Angeles!

ARCHIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 6 HC
Various (W/A)
On sale Aug 8
FC, 232 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"
The funniest archive series ever continues! By 1946 Archie and the gang were so popular that Archie sold in the millions and MLJ Magazines changed its name to Archie Comics, a transformation that takes place in these pages. Don’t miss this volume’s two-hundred-plus pages of postwar Archie, the humor comic that defined the modern teenager for generations! Collects all Archie material from Archie Comics #19–#22 and Pep Comics #57–#58.
• Introduction by Mark Hamill!
• Includes bonus stories and vintage ads!

BALTIMORE: DR. LESKOVAR'S REMEDY #1 (of 2)
Mike Mignola (W/Variant cover), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C)
On sale June 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
An army of malformed vampires controls a small Croatian town, but Lord Henry Baltimore arrives to put an end to this madness, fighting his way to their creator—a twisted surgeon akin to Moreau and Mengele!
• Based on the novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.
“With Baltimore, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden lay siege to the reader’s imagination with a grim battalion of gothic images and a thunderous barrage of narrative artillery.” —Joe Hill

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: THE DEVIL'S ENGINE #2 (of 3)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)
On sale June 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
A B.P.R.D. agent teams with a psychic crust-punk to combat giant bat-faced monsters as all hell breaks lose!
• From the pages of Hellboy!
• Giant bat monsters attack Texas!
• It’s all going to hell in 2012!
“2011 was definitely Tyler Crook's year. We'd say that he's another Mignola in the making.”—MTV Geek

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: EXORCISM #1 (of 2)
Mike Mignola (W), Cameron Stewart (W/A), Dave Stewart (C), and Viktor Kalvachev (Cover)
On sale June 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Field agent Ashley Strode, last seen in B.P.R.D.: War on Frogs, is deployed to a Mexican village after a demon commands her to release one of its brethren, or lose the soul of a small child.
• The return of Eisner Award winner Cameron Stewart to B.P.R.D.!
• Featuring Ota Benga from B.P.R.D.: 1947.
“Eisner-winner Cameron Stewart… hardly needs me to tell anyone how great his art is.” —ComicsAlliance

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH VOLUME 3: RUSSIA TP
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Duncan Fegredo (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Aug 15
FC, 160 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
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. Collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia #1-#5 and “B.P.R.D.: An Unmarked Grave” from Dark Horse Presents #8.
• From the pages of Hellboy.
• The Russian occult bureau revealed!
“Is there a more talented supernatural comics storyteller than Mike Mignola?”—Wired

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 VOLUME 1: FREEFALL TP
Joss Whedon (W), Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Karl Moline (P), Dexter Vines (I), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale Aug 1
FC, 136 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Season 8 ended with a bang that cut the world off from magic—culminating in another set of world-ending problems. Buffy has left her best friend, Willow, powerless, and brought an end to a millennia-long tradition of superpowered girls. By day, Buffy is a twenty-something waitress with no real direction, and even though magic is gone, she’s still a vampire Slayer by night. Bigger problem? Vampires are becoming an epidemic . . . of zompires! Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1–#5.
• Written by series creator Joss Whedon and Andrew Chambliss of ABC’s One Upon a Time!
• Buffy Season 9 begins!
• Best-selling series!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #10
Andrew Chambliss (W), Scott Allie (W), Cliff Richards (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Phil Noto (Cover), and Georges Jeanty (Variant cover)
On sale June 13
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
While Buffy is undertaking an away mission with Spike and Andrew, the SFPD is starting to really feel the effect of the rapid zompire population growth . . . With Buffy out of town, as the only Scoobies in the vicinity, Xander and Dawn have been approached for guidance. Buffy needs to get herself back together and home to SF quick, but facing Slayer Simone and her unexpected ally is going to make it a rough job!
• Zompires attack the SFPD!
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

Move over, Buffy—Drusilla is back!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: DRUSILLA #1 (of 5)
Juliet Landau (W), Cliff Richards (P), Tim Seeley (A), Andy Owens (I), Cris Peters (C), Steve Morris (Cover), and Georges Jeanty (Variant cover)
On sale June 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
As Drusilla flees through the streets of London, her savagery is witnessed by a documentary filmmaker who becomes fixated on her. He wants to bring the story behind such a unique and mysterious specimen to the big screen! His hunt for Drusilla, past, present, and future, sets him on a path of no return!
• Actress Juliet Landau writes Drusilla!
• Follows the events of Angel & Faith #9!

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5
Brian Wood (W), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale June 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Brian Wood and James Harren turn up the intensity in “The Argos Deception” Part 2!
Conan’s pirate days may already be over! Captured for his past crimes in Messantia, the Cimmerian faces public execution before a mob baying for his blood. But will he really lose his head—or is it all part of Bêlit’s plan?
• Brian Wood’s (DMZ, Northlanders) red-hot run on Conan continues!
• Art by rising star James Harren (Nation X, B.P.R.D.)!
“Brian Wood is not a writer that pulls punches.” —Comic Book Resources
“James Harren knows how to dig down deep and channel some fear for his monsters.” —ComicsBulletin

CONAN: THE DAUGHTERS OF MIDORA AND OTHER STORIES TP
Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Ron Marz (W), Timothy and Ben Truman (W), Michael Avon Oeming (W/A), Mark Texeira (A/Cover), Bart Sears (P), and Marian Churchland (A/C)
On sale Aug 15
FC, 120 pages
$14.99
TP, 7" x 10"
In addition to a brand-new story by Michael Avon Oeming (Rapture, Powers), this volume sees Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex) and Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider) introduce readers to the daughters of Midora, Ron Marz (Green Lantern) and Bart Sears (The Helm) visit the Island of No Return, and Tim Truman (King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel) and Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) provide a breathtaking yarn of their own! A must-buy for any Conan fan! Collects Conan and the Daughters of Midora, Conan: Island of No Return #1–#2, and stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #11 and USA Today.
• Brand-new story by Michael Avon Oeming!
• Featuring a short story by Ron Marz and Bart Sears previously only available on USAToday.com!

CONAN VOLUME 12: THRONE OF AQUILONIA HC
Roy Thomas (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), Dan Panosian (P/I), John Lucas (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)
On sale Aug 1
FC, 152 pages
$24.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Conan finds himself wrapped up in a plot to unseat the king of Aquilonia as his journey down the Road of Kings concludes. But when everything goes wrong, the Cimmerian and his coconspirators become lost in the catacombs beneath the city, surrounded by zombies and monstrous insects, all while civil war brews above their heads! Collects Conan: Road of Kings #7-#12.
• From Roy Thomas, the man who brought Conan to comics!
• Bold artwork by Mike Hawthorne and Dan Panosian!
“A regal read.” —MTV Geek

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #13
John Layman (W), Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), Andrew Vachss (W), John Arcudi (W), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A/), Steve Niles (W), Tim Seeley (W/Variant cover), Francesco Francavilla (W/A), Dean Motter (W/A), Mike Baron (W), Sam Kieth (A), Jonathan Case (A), Phil Noto (A/Cover), Christopher Mitten (A), Victor Drujiniu (A), Geof Darrow (A), and Steve Rude (A)
On sale June 20
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing
Dark Horse's woman in white returns with a whole new twist as Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto reboot Ghost—a new incarnation of Elisa Cameron revived in the pages of Dark Horse Presents!
• Kelly Sue DeConnick resurrects Ghost!
• John Layman writes Aliens!
• 80 pages—no ads!

EMPOWERED DELUXE EDITION VOLUME II HC
Adam Warren (W/A)
On sale Aug 29
b&w&FC, 656 pages
$59.99
HC, 6 1/2" x 9"
Behold, fools! Yet another towering stockpile of much-vaunted Sexy Superhero Comedy looms nigh! Adam Warren’s Empowered Deluxe Edition Volume II collects betwixt its Covers Most Hard every scintilla of silliness, sensuality, and sporadic seriousness contained within Empowered volumes 4, 5, and 6! This colossal cornucopia further boasts a bounteous bevy of rarely seen bonus treasures galore, such as Sketches Most Saucy, Artwork Unpublished, Vainglorious Notes from the Auteur, and far more still! Release your inner Demonwolf, mortals . . . IF YOU DARE!
• Hardcover edition, 656 pages, limited to one printing!
• Adam Warren’s work on The Dirty Pair is well known to US comics readers and OEL manga fans.
• Shrink wrapped to keep the hotness hot!
“As far as ‘sexy superhero comedies’ go, Empowered is tops.” —iFanboy

FATIMA: THE BLOOD SPINNERS #1 (of 4)
Gilbert Hernandez (W/A/Cover) and Peter Bagge (Variant cover)
On sale June 20
b&w, 24 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
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 four issues of zombies, drug lords, and gorgeous women!
• Love and . . . rockets ZOMBIES!
• Featuring a special variant cover by Peter Bagge!
“Hernandez’s art is as assured and potent as ever; he draws in black-and-white as if color had never been invented.” —ComicMix

GAME OF THRONES
On sale July 11
Game of Thrones Coffee Mug: Greyjoy
$12.99
Game of Thrones Embroidered Patch: Greyjoy
$4.99
Game of Thrones Embroidered Patch: Tully
$4.99
Game of Thrones Season 2 Coaster Set
$9.99
As HBO heads into season 2 of the award-winning television series Game of Thrones, we continue our line of products featuring the sigils of the various families. We offer two patches, a mug, and a coaster set, which includes four coasters with the sigils for Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, and a new Baratheon sigil, as seen in season two.

GANTZ VOLUME 24 TP
Hiroya Oku (W/A)
On sale Aug 15
b&w, 216 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/16”
As the mind-boggling 100-point alien boss unleashes its horrors upon the overmatched Osaka Gantz team, the Tokyo team is forced by the Gantz orb to join the battle, but even their numbers fail to turn the tide. When all hope seems lost, the legendary alien fighter Hachira Oka returns from exile and enters the battlefield with his fearsome arsenal of weapons. But if the mighty Oka falls to the shape-shifting monstrosity, could this be humanity’s last stand as well?
• Gantz has sold over fifteen million copies in Japan!
• Popular anime series and live-action feature.
• Shrink wrapped and stickered for explicit content.
“Bold, shocking, and entertaining.” —About.com

THE GOON: FISH CANNERS JERSEY
On sale July 18
M-XL: $34.99
XXL: $36.99
Although everyone on Lonely Street knows the Goon is as tough as they come, perhaps his toughest crew ever was when, under the benevolent sponsorship of Andolini’s Fish, the notorious Fish Canners football team was formed. Kick off your own championship season (or just kick someone) with your own Fish Canners replica jersey.
The jersey is high-quality cotton/polyester, with custom cut-and-sew sleeve application. The stripes on the sleeves are garment dyed for a softer feel.

THE MANARA LIBRARY VOLUME 3 HC
Milo Manara (W/A), Federico Fellini (W), and Silverio Pisu (W)
On sale Aug 8
b&w&FC, 268 pages
$59.99
HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"
Milo Manara’s collaborations with legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini take center stage in this latest volume of The Milo Manara Library! Together, these two masters produced the beautiful, surreal stories “Trip to Tulum” and “The Voyage of G. Mastorna,” the latter of which is presented in English for the first time! Completing this volume is Manara’s collaboration with Silverio Pisu on the satirical update of a Chinese fable, “The Ape,” as well as a large selection of short stories displaying the maestro’s illustrative versatility!
• Stories by film legend Federico Fellini!
• “Manara Library volumes are flat-out gorgeous.”

—Andrew A. Smith, Scripps Howard News Service

MARVEL CLASSIC CHARACTER SERIES 2 #1: THOR
On sale July 18
Limited to 850 numbered pieces
Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
Measures 5 1/2” tall
$49.95
We relaunch the Marvel Classic Character line of Syroco-style statuettes with series 2.
Thor debuted in the science fiction/fantasy anthology title Journey into Mystery #83 in 1962,created by editor/plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and artist Jack Kirby. He has entered the pantheon of Marvel’s greatest characters, and we have returned to his roots with our signature vintage-style collectible treatment.

At the end of the world, the story begins.

THE MASSIVE #1
Brian Wood (W/Cover), Kristian Donaldson (A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C), and Rafael Grampá (Variant cover)
On sale June 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
In a post-war, post-crash, post-disaster, post-everything world, the environmental-action trawler Kapital scours the earth’s oceans for its mysteriously missing sister ship, The Massive. Captain Callum Israel, a man who has dedicated his life to the ocean, now must ask himself—as our planet dies—what it means to be an environmentalist after the world’s ended. Callum and his crew will come up against pirates, rebels, murderers, and thieves as they struggle to remain noble toward their cause. Can you save a planet that's already doomed?
• The perfect follow-up to Wood's DMZ!
“The Massive is a book to keep an eye on in 2012.” —IGN

MIND MGMT #2
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)
On sale June 27
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Matt Kindt’s cutting-edge spy-fi series continues!
Young journalist Meru’s investigation into MIND MGMT, an espionage unit of psychic spies, and the rogue field agent whose defection nearly destroyed the entire operation becomes even more complicated when the CIA takes an interest! But whose side are they on? As the story takes her from Mexico to Zanzibar, Meru discovers more clues about MIND MGMT’s history and encounters some of its victims, all while pursued by tireless Immortals!
• From the creator of 3 Story and Super Spy!
• Akira meets Heart of Darkness by way of 100 Bullets!
“I’ll read anything Kindt does.” —Douglas Wolk, author of Reading Comics
“[Kindt’s comics are] nothing short of genius.” —Jesse Alexander, writer/producer of Lost

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 42 TP
Kosuke Fujishima (W/A)
On sale Aug 29
b&w, 176 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 3/16”
Mokkurkalfi, Hell's mistress of machines, is the next door warden Keiichi and the goddesses must pass. With her mechanical skills, she's the natural opponent of Skuld . . . but unlike her, Mokkurkalfi has no love for her inventions, instead setting them against each other viciously, to retain only those strongest in battle! Will so ruthless an approach to robots be the defeat of the youngest goddess . . . and of them all?
• August marks eighteen years of Oh My Goddess!
• America's longest-running manga series!
• Each volume contains fan art, letters, and commentary from the creator.

ORCHID #8
Tom Morello (W), Scott Hepburn (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale June 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Chased by eight-legged killing machines, Orchid and the Shadow Rebels flee from the ruins of their last battle to regroup, but can all among their number be trusted? Meanwhile, furious that General China’s mask has escaped his clutches once again, vicious dictator Tomo Wolfe rallies his troops to mount a pursuit of the thieves.
• Ravenous robotic beasts! Deadly combat!
• Free musical score with every issue!

PROTOTYPE 2 HC
Dan Jolley (W), Paco Díaz (P/I), Chris Staggs (P/I), Victor Drujiniu (P), Jonas Trindade (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Paco Díaz (Cover)
On sale Aug 1
FC, 80 pages
$14.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Return to the virus-infected Manhattan of Prototype in this new graphic novel bridging the blockbuster game with its highly anticipated sequel! Written by Prototype 2 game writer and comics writer Dan Jolley (JSA: The Liberty File, Firestorm, BloodHound), this volume includes three original stories, previously only available digitally, enriching the stories of the central characters of Prototype 2 and revealing secrets of the devastated NYZ!
• From Dan Jolley, writer of Prototype 2!
• The original Prototype has sold 2.1 million copies!
• Prototype 2 is among the most anticipated action games of 2012!

RAGEMOOR #4 (of 4)
Jan Strnad (W) and Richard Corben (A/Cover)
On sale June 20
b&w, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
From the creators of Mutant World!
A living castle seeks an heir who will protect its walls with an army of insect men. Will its owner be able to set the hive on fire in time, or will Castle Ragemoor’s mad power endure?
• Strnad and Corben’s blood-soaked series comes to a finale!
“Richard Corben, stands among us like an extraterrestrial peak. He has sat in his throne for a long time, above the moving and multi-coloured field of world comics, like an effigy of the leader, a strange monolith, a sublime visitor, a solitary enigma.” —Moebius

RESET #3 (of 4)
Peter Bagge (W/A/Cover)
On sale June 20
b&w, 24 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Immersing himself in the Reset project, washed-up actor Guy Krause explores the original “open world” game of his own imagination! However, the corporate (possibly government) lab technicians who are running the Reset experiments need Guy to tone down on the fun and get back to dealing with his “life issues.” Being a guinea pig for science has oddly boosted Guy’s confidence—so much, in fact, that he boldly asks a lifelong secret crush out on a date!
• Reliving your past mistakes has never been funnier!
• From multiple Harvey and Eagle Award winner Peter Bagge!
• Time travel intrigue from the creator of Hate.

RESIDENT ALIEN #2
Peter Hogan (W) and Steve Parkhouse (A/Cover)
On sale June 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
A stranded alien bides his time in the sleepy town of Patience, USA. Living undercover as a semi-retired doctor, his only hope is to stay off humanity’s radar until he can be rescued. When he’s pulled into a surprising murder mystery by the town’s desperate mayor and struggling police chief, Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle learns more about the human condition than he ever wanted to. He also finds police procedural work to be oddly appealing, and it’ll certainly kill time until he’s found. Acclaimed creators Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) deliver a truly unique sci-fi adventure tale with heart and humor!
• From the writer of Tom Strong and the artist for Alan Moore’s The Bojeffries Saga!

RIVEN TP
Bo Hampton (W/A/Cover) and Robert Tinnell (W)
On sale Aug 22
FC, 188 pages
$17.99
TP, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"
Katya has been in a coma for five years, and when she awakes, everything has changed. Now she is a gorgeous teenager with a mysterious, gruesome past, becoming aware of a growing, terrifying power inside her body, triggered by the touch of the full moon, eager to break free . . . Can Katy solve the mystery of her blood-drenched nightmares before they become reality?
• Classic werewolf terror in the vein of Hammer Films!
• From the creator of The Wicked West!
• Original graphic novel.

Dark Agnes is back!

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SAVAGE SWORD #5
Howard Chaykin (W/A), Paul Tobin (W), Ian Edginton (W), Steve Niles (W), Francesco Francavilla (A/C), Richard Pace (A), Christopher Mitten (A), Jesus Aburto (C), Michelle Madsen (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Aug 29
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing
The legendary Howard Chaykin writes and draws a brand-new King Conan tale in Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #5! Steve Niles teams with his Criminal Macabre partner Christopher Mitten to adapt one of Howard’s exciting and horrific werewolf stories. Ian Edginton and Richard Pace adapt the Bran Mak Morn yarn “Men of the Shadows” and Paul Tobin and Francesco Francavilla bring the fan-favorite character Dark Agnes back into the fold with their adaptation of “Sword Woman”!
• Steve Niles adapts Robert E. Howard!
• Howard Chaykin writes and draws Conan!
• Cover by Raymond Swanland!

STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES—BOBA FETT IS DEAD #3 (of 4)
Tom Taylor (W) and Chris Scalf (A/Cover)
On sale June 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Boba Fett’s half-clone half brother Connor Freeman has stepped into a firefight! Tasked with protecting Boba’s former wife and daughter while Fett’s killer is found, Connor finds himself up against a Devaronian hit-squad!
Meanwhile, as Darth Vader searches for the intruder who so explosively infiltrated the Imperial base on Blackfel, the intruder is setting up an elite stormtrooper platoon for a huge fall!
• Writer Tom Taylor brings Blood Ties back with Boba Fett!
• Painted interiors and covers by Chris Scalf!
• Cross Lord Vader at your own risk!

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS—THE SITH HUNTERS TP
Henry Gilroy (W), Steven Melching (W), Vicenç Villagrasa (P), Vicante Ibañez (I) and Dave Filoni (Cover)
On sale Aug 29
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
TP, 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Would-be Sith Savage Opress has located his long-lost brother, Darth Maul! Now the two of them have embarked on a killing spree, cutting a deadly swath through the Outer Rim planets. Determined to stop the brothers, the Jedi Council sends a task force of skilled Jedi to hunt them down and bring them to justice. But when you’re hunting Sith, be careful . . . You might just catch them! Cover art by Dave Filoni, the supervising director of the TV show The Clone Wars!
• Darth Maul and Savage Opress together!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON #2 (of 5)
Haden Blackman (W), Agustin Alessio (A), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale June 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Graduating cadet Tohm’s first night as an Imperial officer has already seen him assisting Darth Vader in fighting a traitorous uprising, saving Emperor Palpatine from a deadly plague weapon, and keeping the peace between Vader and the cybernetic Moff Trachta.
Now Tohm and Vader have infiltrated the deathly stillness of the abandoned Jedi Temple to confront the secrets of Vader’s past, and to learn the facts about the Ghost Prison!
• An Imperial cadet fights at the side of the Dark Lord!
• A brand-new series by Haden Blackman!

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—FORCE STORM #5 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P/Cover), Dan Parsons (I), and Wes Dzioba (C)
On sale June 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
On ancient Tython, the Force is out of balance, causing a massive Force storm which could destroy the entire planet!
As three mighty Je’daii Masters strive to subdue the storm, three of their students struggle to forge an uneasy alliance with the dark stranger whose presence created the storm in the first place.
As the first arc of the epic tale comes to a close, powers beyond even the Je’daii’s understanding will be revealed, and a threat to the galaxy at large will be unveiled!
• The dark dawn of the dark side!

Princess Leia isn’t the only rebel in the galaxy!

STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT—ESCAPE #1 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Marco Castiello (P), Vincenzo Acunzo (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), Benjamin Carré (Cover), and Mike Hawthorne (Variant cover)
On sale June 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Jedi Knight Kerra Holt’s next mission starts with a very personal and ultrasecret investigation! But with the dark realities of Sith territory surrounding her, something unexpected may be taking hold of the lone Jedi! As she takes the first step toward her goal, Kerra knows there will be no turning back!
• First issue in a brand-new story line!
• John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant novel was a New York Times bestseller!

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: CLONE WARS VOLUME 1—THE REPUBLIC GOES TO WAR TP
Various (W/A)
On sale Aug 22
FC, 408 pages
$24.99
TP, 6” x 9”
The Clone Wars explode across the galaxy! From the stormy seas of Kamino to the rocky hills of Devaron, the battle lines have been drawn, and the Jedi Knights who were once protectors of the peace must become generals, leading the clone armies of the Republic to war! These are the stories that were published immediately after the release of Attack of the Clones, featuring Jedi heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, and Quinlan Vos. Collects Clone Wars Volume 1: Defense of Kamino, Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices, Volume 4: Light and Dark, and Free Comic Book Day 2006.

THE STRAIN #5
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A/Cover), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale June 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Consistently a step ahead of the Centers for Disease Control, elderly pawnbroker Abraham Setrakian seems to have an intimate knowledge of the epidemic rapidly spreading across New York City and the hideous creatures it’s spawning. How does he know what’s happening? Where did he learn about the grotesque monsters roaming the streets at night? And, most importantly, does he know how to stop them?
The scope of the mystery widens as the man who seemingly has all the answers reveals his history in the extermination camps of Nazi-occupied Poland and his first encounter with the beast behind Manhattan’s invasion.
• Adapting the Strain Trilogy from director Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan!
“This is cerebral horror with a dark, beastly side just waiting to pounce.” —Comic Book Resources

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