Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for March, 2013

Wed, December 12th, 2012 at 12:58pm PST

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47 RONIN #3 (of 5)
Mike Richardson (W) and Stan Sakai (A/Cover)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
In the wake of Asano’s tragic death, Oishi and his loyal samurai set their revenge in motion, with a plot that will span many months while taking a tremendous toll on its participants!
• Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai continue the famous fact-based legend from Japan’s history.
• This is the definitive modern retelling of the tale of the 47 Ronin!
“Mike Richardson is always one step ahead of his readers.”
—Martijn Form, Silver Bullet

ANGEL & FAITH #20
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Angel is ridiculously close to his goal of resurrecting Giles—when he's suddenly sidetracked, forcing an unlikely partnership between Faith and Spike. Tensions run high as Slayer and vampire hit the mean streets of London . . .
• Leads directly into the final arc!
• Spike! Center stage!

THE ANSWER! #3 (of 4)
Mike Norton (W/A), Dennis Hopeless (W), and Mark Englert (C)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
While Devin is living out her dream, working among the greatest minds in the world, the Answer is stuck in a nuthouse nightmare! They'll both have to wake up and work together if they're going to unravel the secrets of the enigmatic BRAIN TRUST.
• Eisner Award-winning creator of Battlepug!
• Written by Dennis Hopeless (Cable and X-Force, Avengers Arena)!

THE ART OF REMEMBER ME HC
Aleksi Briclot (W/A), Michel Koch (W), and Jean-Max Moris (W)
On sale May 15
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 9” x 12”
Just in time for the hotly anticipated action puzzler’s release, Dark Horse, Capcom, and Dontnod Entertainment invite fans to explore the intricate, enigmatic dystopia of Remember Me! Guided by the game’s creators, readers will traverse the darkly beautiful avenues and alleyways of 2084 Neo-Paris and examine the complex technology that enables memory hunters to manipulate and remix the innermost secrets of society’s most powerful leaders. Dontnod founder and comics veteran Aleksi Briclot sheds light on the genius that inspired the creation of this alluring, daring, and dangerous new universe!
• Sure to be one of the gaming highlights of 2013!
• Introductions by the game’s creative and art directors!
• Experience the creation of Remember Me’s innovative, arresting visuals!

THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #3 (of 4)
Francesco Francavilla (W/A/Cover)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Under the watchful gaze of the mysterious Labyrinto, Black Beetle fights for his life! Is this the doing of a man that Black Beetle thought was dead? Could a zombie mobster be commanding the foes of Colt City’s dark avenger?! If he survives the night, the investigative insect will be left with questions to ponder as he takes his investigation . . . to the morgue!
• An all-new superhero tale from 2012 Eisner Award winner Francesco Francavilla!

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #105: A COLD DAY IN HELL PART 1 (of 2)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Peter Snejbjerg (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Following the deadly events of The Return of the Master, the reanimated director of the Russian occult sciences division leads a rescue mission through a blizzard as the B.P.R.D. engage in battle with more bat-faced monsters. Why are the Russians obsessed with a fallen radio tower in the middle of nowhere?
• Peter Snejbjerg (Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain, A God Somewhere) returns to B.P.R.D.!
• Cover by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets).
• From the pages of Hellboy!
“A[s] good a place as any to check out the series if you aren't already. B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth is a tense little horror comic.”—Comic Book Resources

B.P.R.D.: VAMPIRE #1 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), Fábio Moon (W/A/Cover), Gabriel Bá (W/A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
After the horrific events of B.P.R.D.: 1948, we follow one doomed agent’s quest for revenge against a clan of vampires and their Gorgon-eyed queen Hecate.
• From the pages of Hellboy!
• A direct sequel to the critically acclaimed B.P.R.D.: 1948!
• From the Eisner Award-winning creators of Daytripper!

BUDDY COPS
Nate Cosby (W) and Evan Shaner (A/Cover)
On sale Mar 13
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
One-shot
EXPLOSIONS! MONSTERS! BEER! Dark Horse proudly(ish) presents Buddy Cops, the classic tale of a demoted space cop and a 1970s android that hate each other and beat up evil things. Get ready to enjoy the laugh-inducing odd couple of Uranus and T.A.Z.E.R. as they take on gigantic orangutan and vegetation beasts while debating the sexualization of toasters! MONSTERSWAT!
• Features a brand-new cover, 24 story pages, and never-before-seen Buddy Cops material!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #19
Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Dexter Vines (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Phil Noto (Cover)
On sale Mar 13
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
The Siphon is loose and gathering power after a brutal brawl with Buffy, Illyria, and Koh. But there are bigger things. More important things. Real terror greets Buffy as soon as she returns to San Francisco, where friends and family await her with troubling news.
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
• Season 9 continues!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 VOLUME 3: GUARDED TP
Andrew Chambliss (W), Jane Espenson (W), Drew Z. Greenberg (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Karl Moline (P), Ben Dewey (P), Nathan Massengill (I), Andy Owens (I), Dexter Vines (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale May 1
FC, 136 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
In a bold move to give disenfranchised Slayers a meaningful societal role (with pay), Kennedy recruits Buffy to act as bodyguard for high-profile clientele. But unlike the other recruits, Buffy struggles to abandon her Slaying instincts and looks for demony threats where none lie (much to Kennedy's dismay). So it's only natural that her first job is to protect a tech mogul who just so happens to be running from demon assassins! Collects Buffy Season 9 #11–#15.
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
• Introduces Billy the vampire slayer!
• Guest writers Jane Espenson and Drew Greenberg!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: WILLOW—WONDERLAND #5 (of 5)
Christos Gage (W), Jeff Parker (W), Brian Ching (P), Jason Gorder (I), Michelle Madsen (C), David Mack (Cover), and Megan Lara (Variant cover)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Willow’s search for magic has led her to some strange worlds with mysterious creatures, fantastical spells, lost love, and new friends (as well as enemies). As her journey speeds toward its end, Willow lands within a rather morbid landscape where the greatest evil she'll have to confront is herself if she's ever to make it home again.
• Buffy Season 9 continues with Willow’s story!

THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 5: THE BLACK DRAGONS AND OTHER STORIES TP
Alan Zelenetz (W), Geof Isherwood (A), Dave Simons (A), Marc Silvestri (P), George Roussos (C), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)
On sale May 8
FC, 208 pages
$18.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Blinded by grief and rage, Conan the king has let matters of state fall by the wayside as he mourns the apparent death of his son and heir, Conn. The barbarian king’s erratic behavior and the void of leadership is troubling, but where some see a kingdom on the brink of chaos, others see an opportunity to seize the moment and pull the reins of power from the preoccupied monarch’s hands. Dead hands, that is! Collects Conan the King #21-#25.
• Featuring early work of superstar artist Marc Silvestri.

COLDER #5 (of 5)
Paul Tobin (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
A mental patient battles insanity incarnate in a horrific finale to this mind-bending series.
• From the creative team behind the Falling Skies comics!
• Horror in the vein of Locke & Key and Preacher.
“Dark Horse is the number one place to look for horror comics and they've been that way for some time and they're not going to slow down.”—Shock Till You Drop

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #14
Brian Wood (W), Mirko Colak (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Brian Wood and Mirko Colak test Conan and Bêlit’s love like never before! Under the heat of the Shemite sun, Conan leads a suicidal raid on the fort at Ramah En Ram, while inside Bêlit heads up the fort’s defense! The mystery of Bêlit’s precense inside deepens, even as it drives Conan mad with jealousy and rage!
• The most talked-about Conan series in years!
• Look for the new Star Wars series from Brian Wood!

CRIMINAL MACABRE: FINAL NIGHT—THE 30 DAYS OF NIGHT CROSSOVER #4 (of 4)
Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Justin Erickson (Cover)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
With Alice Blood in Eben’s hands, Cal will do anything—including using voodoo—to help fight the vampires. But that might not be enough as the ghouls and the vampires clash in an all-out brawl to the death—with Cal and Eben smack dab in the center.
Will it be Cal or Eben who survives?
• Epic horror crossover concludes!

CRIMINAL MACABRE: NO PEACE FOR DEAD MEN TP
Steve Niles (W), Eric Powell (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Fiona Staples (Cover)
On sale May 8
FC, 144 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
AN ex-girlfriend-turned-vampire has been plotting Cal’s demise since she was first bitten. But Cal’s not done yet, and rises from the grave! Collects Die, Die, My Darling!, No Peace for Dead Men, They Fight by Night, Criminal Macabre/The Goon: When Freaks Collide, and “Call me Monster”.
• Featuring the crossover with Eric Powell’s The Goon!

DARK HORSE AND BALTIMORE T-SHIRTS
This tee comes in a men’s style (previously offered), and is now available in women’s style, to compliment any look!
Plus, by popular demand we have made a T-shirt based on Baltimore, the thrilling comic book series by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. This chestnut brown men’s T-shirt features the main character, Lord Henry Baltimore, a World War I soldier determined to wipe out the vampires flooding postwar Europe.
On sale March 6
Dark Horse Women’s Adult Tee
S-XL
$24.99
On sale March 6
Baltimore Men’s Adult Tee
M-XXL
$19.99

2012 Eisner and Harvey Award winner!
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #22
Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Michael Avon Oeming (W/A), Geoffrey Thorne (W), Howard Chaykin (W/A), Denis Medri (W/A), Patrick Alexander (W/A), Simon Roy (W/A), Jason Wordie (W/A), Shannon Wheeler (W/A), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Steve Moncuse (W/A), Geof Darrow (A/Cover), Steve Lieber (A), and Todd Harris (A)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing
In this jam-packed issue of DHP, Mike Richardson interviews artist extraordinaire and Shaolin Cowboy creator Geof Darrow! Plus, delve into the alternate history of Howard Chaykin’s Custer, enjoy the return of Steve Moncuse’s Fish Police, and read new comics by Patrick Alexander!
• Howard Chaykin returns to the pages of DHP with Custer!
• Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories, Shannon Wheeler’s Villain House, and Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Alabaster continue!
“Seriously, this is comics’ best kept secret trove of great comics."—Comic Book Resources

DOMOVOI TP
Peter Bergting (W/A/Cover)
On sale May 15
FC, 136 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
In the Old Town of Stockholm, where myths are alive and creatures of folklore haunt the night, an extraordinary young woman named Jennie is caught in the scheme of a cadre of villains who control the means to free the Domovoi—the lethally dangerous, poltergeist-like spirit of the entire city!
• Acclaimed artist and writer Peter Bergting European folklore to this darkly modern fairy tale!
• Myth-tinged adventure in the tradition of Hellboy and B.P.R.D.!

DRAGON AGE: UNTIL WE SLEEP #1 (of 3)
David Gaider (W), Alexander Freed (W), Chad Hardin (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Allied with the world’s most feared warrior race—the qunari—the pirate Isabela, and the rogue Varric, King Alistair brings battle royale to the evil mage responsible for his father’s disappearance!
• Story by David Gaider lead writer of the Dragon Age games and novels!
• An essential addition to the Dragon Age canon!
• Perfect entry point into this epic fantasy!

DRAGON RESURRECTION TP
Mark Byers (W), Lin Zhang (W), Lyan Zhang (W), Erfan Fajar (A), Sakti Yuwono (C), Beny Maulana (C), Yenny Laud (C), and Vosa Wang (Cover)
On sale May 15
FC, 128 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Discovering the remains of an actual dragon frozen in the mountains of Tibet, Chinese adventurer Jesse Chang sends a DNA sample to her geneticist twin brother Jack, who sets to work unlocking its potential to improve the human genome. But when a rogue American general learns of the discovery and kidnaps Jack, Jesse is forced to use the untested formula on herself, unleashing the ancient powers of the dragon.
• Extended preview available at Digital.DarkHorse.com!
• Script by Emmy-nominated producer Mark Byers!

EERIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 13 HC
Gerry Boudreau (W), Bill DuBay (W), Budd Lewis (W), Steve Skeates (W), Bernie Wrightson (W/A), Bruce Belzair (W), Rich Margopoulos (W), Alex Toth (A), Wally Wood (A), Richard Corben (A), Ken Kelley (A/Cover), Sanjulian (A), Joaquin Blazquez (A), Isidro Mones (A), Jose Ortiz (A), Leopold Sanchez (A), Esteban Maroto (A), and Paul Neary (A)
On sale May 22
b&w, 264 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”
Collecting issues #61-#64 from the midseventies, this terrible tome features dark and dystopian tales from talents like Wally Wood (“Killer Hawk”), Alex Toth (“Daddy and the Pie”), Bernie Wrightson (“Cool Air”), and Richard Corben (“The Butcher”). Revel in the vengeful exploits of favorite recurring characters Dr. Archaeus, Coffin, Exterminator One, the Spook, and others! This deluxe hardcover also includes all original letters columns and color frontispieces, and painted covers by Ken Kelly and Sanjulian.
• New introduction by Tom Neely (The Blot, The Wolf).
• Bernie Wrightson brings to life the disturbing H. P. Lovecraft yarn “Cool Air”!

EMILY AND THE STRANGERS #3 (of 3)
Rob Reger (W), Mariah Huehner (W), Emily Ivie (A/Cover), Buzz Parker (Cover), and Cynthia von Buhler (Variant cover)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
After winning the magical guitar and gathering other musicians, Emily should have everything she needs to start a contest-winning band. The sound is promising, and Emily’s got the perfect song to perform, but there are still a few more lessons about harmony to learn—and some freaky elements to add to the mix. Time to have a séance and evoke the spirit of a long-lost musical genius to ask for help! Join Emily and her new friends on a journey to the true heart of rock ‘n’ roll!
• Conclusion of this hard-rocking Emily series!
• Centerfold poster featuring the issue’s variant cover!
• An Emily the Strange feature film is currently in development with a script written by Melisa Wallack (Mirror Mirror)!

EXILE TO BABYLON TP
David Lapham (W), Patric Reynolds (A/Cover), and Matthew Southworth (A)
On sale May 22
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 10”
In 2040, a private military operative of reeducated gang members—the Blackshield Angels—are the only hope of liberating a vital fuel supply from a criminal overlord. Blackshield’s best agent struggles through betrayal, love, and a seemingly unending war zone—Zone 12—to complete his mission through a dangerous world where tattooed warlords reign supreme and giant satellites watch men from above like gods.
• Soon to be a major motion picture.
• By Eisner Award–winning writer David Lapham (The Strain).

FREAKS’ AMOUR TP
Tom DeHaven (W), Dana Marie Andra (W), Gary Panter (W/A), Phil Hester (P), Ande Parks (I), and Charles Burns (Cover)
On sale May 15
b&w, 176 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Based on Tom DeHaven’s acclaimed cult novel, one of comics’ most powerful horror stories returns! In DeHaven’s nightmarish America, the survivors of a nuclear blast—twisted by radiation and the contempt of the human population—try to raise money for surgeries any way they can. For brothers Grinner and Flour, that means everything from grotesque traveling sex shows for the normals to the ultimate drug—mutant goldfish eggs! This collection includes the complete series and the covers by Mike Mignola, Charles Burns, and James O’Barr, plus an original prose sequel by DeHaven, and Gary Panter’s adaptation.
• Introduction by Stephen R. Bissette!
• From Phil Hester (The Darkness, Wonder Woman).
• A shocking look at body horror and plastic surgery in a sex obsessed culture!

GAME OF THRONES SHIELD PIN: LANNISTER
On sale May 15
1.4” high and 2.1” across
Zinc alloy with an antique finish
$14.99
Next up in our series of Game of Thrones shield pins is the shield of House Lannister, featuring the golden Lannister lion. Based on the actual prop shield seen in the series.

GARY BASEMAN
On sale Mar 20
Gary Baseman Toby Pin
$14.99
Gary Baseman Eye Pin
$14.99
Gary Baseman Coffee Cup
$12.99
Gary Baseman Pint Glass
$9.99
On sale April 24
Gary Baseman ChouChou Party Lights
$14.99
Gary Baseman is a leader within an international cultural movement that includes both mainstream and underground art.
In March 2013, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles will install a major career retrospective, The Door Is Always Open, that will run for six months. Dark Horse is celebrating with a new range of merchandise, all selected and approved by Gary Baseman.
There will be a series of five deluxe sculpted metal pins, designed by Baseman. Please refer to the December Previews for the first two releases.

HELLBOY IN HELL #4
Mike Mignola (W/A/Cover) and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
After a bizarre family reunion, Hellboy can barely process the new information, and the things he's done, since arriving in Hell. But Mike Mignola has one more revelation before concluding this initial monthly run of the story we've been building to since 1994 . . .
• Mike Mignola writes and draws Hellboy!
• Death was only the beginning!
• The bizarre origin of one of Mignola’s most enigmatic characters.

KORAK, SON OF TARZAN ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 HC
Gaylord DuBois (W), Russ Manning (A), and Mo Gollub (Cover)
On sale May 1
FC, 192 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"
The son of the jungle lord gets his own title, in spinoff from longtime Tarzan writer Gaylord DuBois and fan-favorite artist Russ Manning! In the first of two volumes collecting Manning’s complete run on the series, Tarzan and Jane’s son Boy takes the name Korak—in the language of the apes, “The Killer”—and, alongside his chimpanzee sidekick Pahkut, begins to carve out his own legend among the creatures of Africa. Collecting Korak, Son of Tarzan #1–#6, from Gold Key!
• Foreword by Steve Rude.

LONE WOLF AND CUB OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP
Kazuo Koike (W), Goseki Kojima (A), and Frank Miller (Cover)
On sale May 22
b&w, 712 pages
$19.99
TP, 5" x 7"
A samurai epic of staggering proportions, the acclaimed Lone Wolf and Cub begins its second life at Dark Horse Manga with new, larger editions of over 700 pages, value priced. The brilliant storytelling of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of Goseki Kojima create a graphic-fiction masterpiece of beauty, fury, and thematic power. Collects Lone Wolf and Cub volumes 1-2, and stories from volume 3.
• Covers by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
• Eisner and Harvey Award winner.
• Over one million copies sold of the original Dark Horse series!
“Koike and Kojima tell their story masterfully and artfully, portraying a man, a boy, and a country on their journey into Hell.” —Frank Miller

THE MANARA LIBRARY VOLUME 5: MORE ADVENTURES OF GIUSEPPE BERGMAN HC
Milo Manara (W/A)
On sale May 8
b&w, 280 pages
$59.99
HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"
Giuseppe Bergman is still looking for adventure in all the wrong places: from Africa to the Aegean, Manara’s signature character stars in a film with a vanished director; re-creates the legendary voyage of Ulysses; and babysits a woman whose urge to reenact classic paintings lands her in Dante’s hell! Manara’s artwork and satirical voice are both in top form, and these stories, spanning two decades, are among his funniest, sexiest, and most beautiful! Collects the classic An Author in Search of Six Characters and Dies Irae, along with Bergman’s Odyssey and The Urban Adventures.
• 2012 Eisner and Harvey Award Winner for Best U.S. Edition of International Material!
• Introduction by Paul Pope (THB, Batman: Year 100, Wednesday Comics)!
“Manara is a comics artist of uncommon ability, a master of linework and layout, whose storytelling chops deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as those of Kirby, Crumb, Toth, Moebius, or anyone else you’d put in that same grouping.”

—ComicsAlliance

MASS EFFECT
On sale July 17
Mass Effect Alliance Normandy SR-1 Ship Replica
Full-color replica, 6.75” long on sculpted base
$34.99
Mass Effect Alliance Normandy SR-1 Limited-Edition Silver Metal Finish
Limited edition of 1,500 pieces, 6.75” long on sculpted base
$49.99
Continuing our line of ship replicas, we present two fantastic versions of the Normandy SR-1, the original treatment of the ship as seen in the first version of Mass Effect. As gamers know, the Normandy evolved considerably in subsequent Mass Effect releases. Here’s a chance to capture Mass Effect right from the beginning. Our second offering is a limited edition of the same ship with a silver metal finish.

THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION!
MASS EFFECT LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 1 HC
Mac Walters (W), John Jackson Miller (W), Jeremy Barlow (W) Patrick Weekes (W), John Dombrow (W), Sylvia Feketekuty (W), Omar Francia (A), Eduardo Francisco (A), Chris Staggs (A), Garry Brown (A), Jean Diaz (A), and Michael Atiyeh (C)
On sale May 22
FC, 416 pages
$59.99
HC, 9” x 12”
The series that revolutionized video game comics gets a deluxe treatment. Created in close collaboration with the writers of the games, including Mass Effect 2 and 3 lead writer Mac Walters, the Mass Effect comics are tightly integrated and essential chapters of gaming’s most acclaimed science fiction epic. This collection includes all four Mass Effect series—Redemption, Evolution, Invasion, and Homeworlds—and the short stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents, USAToday.com, and the Dark Horse digital store.
• Deluxe oversized hardcover collecting every Mass Effect comic to date!
• From the writers of the blockbuster Mass Effect games!
• The most beloved saga in gaming!

THE MASSIVE #10
Brian Wood (W), Gary Erskine (A), Dave Stewart (C), J. P. Leon (Cover)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The Kapital finally gets a reliable lead on The Massive and moves to follow . . . only to stumble into a regional war zone! Callum must deal with a mutiny when members of his crew force him to divert so they can join their home country in its war.
• Artwork by Gary Erskine!
• The first of three standalone issues with three different artists. Perfect jumping on point!

MIND MGMT #9
Matt Kindt (W/A)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
The fight against the shadowy Mind Management organization spreads to the Middle East! The race is on, as former agent Henry Lyme and investigator Meru rush to recruit assets like the Musician—whose pop music influences the politics and unrest in Egypt—before MIND MGMT does!
• From the creator of 3 Story and Super Spy!
“A triumph of character, idea, design, and plot throughout.” —MTV Geek

MISTER X: HARD CANDY
Dean Motter (W/A/Cover)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
One-shot
Someone has abducted the sole heir to the pharmaceutical company that transformed the City of Dreams into the City of Nightmares. Mister X is hired to find her . . . alive. His payment—all the brain candy he could ever need. Will he trade his principles for this tasty payout, or stay on the path to saving Radiant City?!
• From visionary artist and designer Dean Motter!
• A great introduction to the classic series!

MISTY CIRCUS TP
Victoria Francés (W/A/Cover)
On sale May 29
FC, 64 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 9”
Renowned artist of the dark fantastic Victoria Francés first made a splash in the US with her dreamy, sensual paintings in the Favole trilogy. Now, Francés returns with a gorgeous storybook for all ages. The tale of little Parisian boy Sasha and his poignant misadventures is at once heartwarming and melancholy, combining a sweetly gothic story with arresting, beautifully painted illustrations.
• The latest work from award-winning Spanish fantasy artist Victoria Francés!
• For fans of gothic romanticism, fairy tales, and magic.

R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED TP
Jeremy Barlow (W), Peter Lenkov (W), Tony Parker (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale May 1
FC, 104 pages
$14.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Just because Roy Pulsipher and Nick Walker are dead, that doesn’t mean their time in law enforcement is over. Roy and Nick are officers in the Rest in Peace Department, sworn to serve the Almighty and protect the living from evil’s foul corruption. Their current case has them chasing a ghostly fanatic determined to undo all of creation—a threat with very personal connections to Roy’s past, stretching back a hundred years. Collecting the four-issue miniseries.
• Prequel to the upcoming film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges!

Super Soldier!
SLEDGEHAMMER 44 #1
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), John Arcudi (W), Jason Latour (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Mar 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
August 1944: a man in a suit of iron armor drops from an American warplane onto a French battlefield, where he attempts to fight his way through an army of Nazis and the massive war machine they keep protected in an armory.
• Cover by Mike Mignola!
• Mike Mignola’s version of Iron Man!
• Artwork by Jason Latour (Captain America).
“Mike Mignola's vast world of Hellboy, the B.P.R.D. and other characters have taken on a life of their own.” —USA Today

STAR WARS #3
Brian Wood (W), Carlos D’Anda (A), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Alex Ross (Cover)
On sale Mar 13
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Princess Leia formed a secret squadron of stealth X-wings to help expose a spy within the Rebel ranks. But taking command puts her at odds with Luke Skywalker at a time they need solidarity more than ever—especially when the spy has alerted the Empire to Han Solo’s latest venture!
• Dream team: Brian Wood, Carlos D’Anda, and cover artist Alex Ross!
• Perfect starting point for new readers!
• Fan-favorite Star Wars classic-era characters!

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—FIRE CARRIER #2 (of 5)
Randy Stradley (W), Gabriel Guzman (A), Garry Henderson (C), and Douglas Wheatley (Cover)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Darth Vader grooms a new tool for the Empire—a new assassin.
Meanwhile, Jedi Master K’Kruhk flees across the countryside with a group of young Padawans. His hope is to find a safe haven and prevent the impressionable younglings from experiencing any more tragedy. But tragedy is exactly what awaits them . . .

STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL—DEATH SENTENCE TP
Tom Taylor (W), Bruno Redondo (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Dave Dorman (Cover)
On sale May 22
FC, 96 pages
$15.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Fearsome Sith Lord Darth Maul, rescued and restored after surviving his confrontation with Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace, wreaks havoc through the galaxy with his brother Savage Opress!
When the brothers’ murderous rampage is interrupted by a bounty placed on their heads by Ja’Boag, the duo decides to target him—only to be met by a team of Jedi and Ja’Boag’s own private army! Collects the four-issue miniseries.
• Darth Maul vs. the galaxy!

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—PRISONER OF BOGAN #5 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and David Michael Beck (Cover)
On sale May 22
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Je’daii Daegen Lok is on the verge of launching a war against the Je’daii. With the Force-strong stranger Xesh as his ally and a young Je’daii captive, Lok is close to his goal.
But Je’daii Rangers are close behind, as the Masters at the Temples have unlocked some of the secrets of Xesh’s origins. Something worse than the prisoner of Bogan is loose in the Tython system!
• Most popular Star Wars series of 2012!

Exploring the galaxy . . . Solo style!
STAR WARS: LEGACY— PRISONER OF THE FLOATING WORLD #1
Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Despite her famous heritage, Ania Solo is just a girl trying to make her way in a galaxy gone bad. But it all gets worse when she comes into possession of a lightsaber and an Imperial communications droid—and discovers she has been targeted for death!
• She’s Han and Leia’s great-great granddaughter introduced to the Legacy saga!
• In the aftermath of War, the Solo clan lives on!
• A new ongoing series!
• From the acclaimed creators of Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes!

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: WILD SPACE VOLUME 1 TP
Mike W. Barr (W), Chris Claremont (W), Archie Goodwin (W), Alan Moore (W), Steve Moore (W), Steve Parkhouse (W), John Stephenson (W), John Wagner (W), Len Wein (W), John Whitman (W), Ryder Windham (W), Adolfo Buylla (A), Dave Cockrum (A), Alan Davis (A), Gene Day (A), Gary Erskine (A), Bill Hughes (A), Carmine Infantino (A), Klaus Janson (A), Glen Johnson (A), Cesar MacSombol (A), Pablo Marcos (A), Steve Mitchell (A), Glen Mullaly (A), Jim Nelson (A), Ron Randall (A), Walt Simonson (A), Ken Steacy (A), John Stokes (A), John Tartaglione (A), Patrick Zircher (A), Laura Allred (C), Howard Bender (C), Perry McNamee (C), Cary Porter (C), Pamela Rambo (C), Marie Severin (C), James Sinclair (C), Ken Steacy (C), Matt Webb (C), and Nel Yomtov (C)
On sale May 29
FC, 480 pages
$24.99
TP, 6” x 9”
A wild collection of rare Star Wars comics, including Alan Moore’s Marvel UK tales, the three issues from Blackthorne (originally in 3-D), and a slew of stories from toy pack-ins, cereal boxes, and Star Wars Kids and Pizzazz magazines! Collects Star Wars 3-D #1–#3; Star Wars: Devilworlds #1–#2; Star Wars: Death Masque; Star Wars Weekly #60, #94–#99, and #104–#115; Star Wars from Pizzazz #10–#16; The Rebel Thief, X-Wing Marks the Spot, Imperial Spy, and The Gambler’s Quest from Star Wars Kids #1–#15; Star Wars: The Mixed-Up Droid; Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Galoob minicomic; Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Ertl minicomic; and Star Wars: Droids from Apple Jacks.
• A mega-collection of previously uncollected adventures!

TO HELL YOU RIDE #4 (of 5)
Lance Henriksen (W), Joseph Maddrey (W), Tom Mandrake (A/Cover), and Cris Peter (C)
On sale Mar 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The citizens of the quarantined town are in a panic. The cold is deadly, but not how you think, and one drunk resident holds the fate of the town in his hands. Vengeance has come to the scenic resort town.
• From horror movie icon Lance Henriksen (Millennium, Aliens, Near Dark)!
• Drawing on your nightmares!

TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 TP
Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A)
On sale May 15
b&w, 616 pages
$19.99
TP, 5" x 7"
Though a man (plant?) of peace, Vash the Stampede may be the deadliest gunslinger in the Galaxy. But his brother, Knives, may be the deadliest creature in existence. Orchestrating a campaign of terror and destruction, Knives and his plant army are out to turn planet Gunsmoke into just that, and Knives may soon grow too powerful to be stopped—though Vash may die trying!
• Over 600 pages!
• Popular anime series, Cartoon Network Adult Swim mainstay.
• Yasuhiro Nightow’s latest series, Blood Blockade Battlefront, is available from Dark Horse.

WILD ROVER FEATURING THE SACRIFICE
Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover) and Victor Santos (A)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
One-shot
Like his mother before him, Shane’s an alcoholic. But his family curse goes deeper than that—Shane needs to overcome the black magic at the heart of his addiction by killing a liquor demon if he hopes to reclaim his soul.
• New cover, 24 story pages, plus a fantasy short written by Oeming with art from Victor Santos!

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