Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for September, 2013

Thu, June 13th, 2013 at 1:58pm PDT | Updated: June 17th, 2013 at 1:49pm

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Dark Horse has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping September, 2013. 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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Akaneiro HC
Justin Aclin (W), Vasilis Lolos (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Shu Yan (Cover)
On sale Nov 6
FC, 72 pages
$14.99
HC, 7" x 10"
From the brilliant imagination of video game auteur American McGee comes a dazzling reenvisioning of Red Riding Hood set in the wondrous world of Japanese folklore!
A young woman torn between two cultures takes on an epic adventure battling devious yokai for the fate of her world! Collects the three-issue miniseries.
• Based on the hot new game by American McGee’s Spicy Horse Games!
• Written by Justin Aclin (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and illustrated by Vasilis Lolos (Conan the Barbarian)!

From Hellboy creator Mike Mignola!
Baltimore: The Infernal Train #1 (of 3)
Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Sept 4
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
While Baltimore hides out in Budapest awaiting the arrival of the sadistic Judge Duvic, a strange woman shows up with a bizarre invention she promises will rid the world of vampire plague.
• Dark Horse still does vampires right!
“It still takes something special to impose a unifying vision, and Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden have got it.”—The Wall Street Journal

Mike Mignola And Christopher Golden’s New York Times bestseller!
Baltimore Volume 3: A Passing Stranger and Other Stories HC
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Nov 20
FC, 152 pages
$24.99
HC, 7” x 10”
Eisner Award–winning horror master Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden present tales featuring the world’s greatest vampire hunter on a quest for vengeance across a world overrun by monsters. A demented surgeon attempts to cure vampirism by creating greater horrors, and a perverse inquisitor reveals his own dark secrets, as Baltimore pursues the scarred vampire that he blames for all of it.
• Epic vampire horror adventure from Hellboy creator Mike Mignola!

“The Godfather of all fantasy manga.” —anime planet
Berserk Volume 37 TP
Kentaro Miura (W/A)
On sale Nov 20
b&w, 232 pages
$14.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
Guts the Black Swordsman has again donned the accursed Berserker armor to battle the titanic Sea God—from the inside! To slay the creature, its heart must be pierced, but even if he can manage this impossible task deep within the leviathan, how will Guts get back out?
• Inspired the popular anime series that includes twenty-five television episodes and two feature films.
• Over 500,000 copies of Dark Horse Berserk volumes in print.
“Berserk is as shocking and unique as ever this far into the series. There are few titles out there that can sustain the level of intensity and relevance as this.” – Anime On DVD

BLOOD BROTHERS #3 (of 3)
Mike Gagerman (W), Andrew Waller (W), Evan Shaner (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Juan Doe (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
As the vernal equinox approaches, a ritual begins which could give one vampire dominion over an army of immortal warriors. Still butting heads because Nick wants to forsake his immortality for the woman he loves, can our two blood-drinking heroes quit bickering long enough to save the world?
• Covers by Juan Doe (Legion of Monsters, Iron Man Legacy)!
• Interiors by Evan Shaner (Buddy Cops, Eerie, Green Hornet Year One)!

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #111
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Rafael Albuquerque (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
While the young psychic Fenix stumbles upon a monsterworshipping version of Burning Man, Liz Sherman finds herself stuck in a ruined hospital and pitted against a mad doctor and his monster–sized, mutated feline!
• Cover by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire).
• From the pages of Hellboy!
“It’s as good a time as any to check in with a series that started as a Hellboy spin-off but has become a force in its own right.”—Comic Book Resources

From the Eisner-winning creators of Daytripper!
B.P.R.D.: Vampire TP
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Fábio Moon (W/A), Gabriel Bá (W/A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Nov 27
FC, 144 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”
A vampire-haunted B.P.R.D. agent’s quest for revenge turns into a rampage as he pursues a clan of undead and their gorgon-eyed queen. Collects the five-issue miniseries.
• Essential ties to B.P.R.D.: 1946-1948.
* Written and drawn by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.
"It was a more straightforward read, but it was still excellent with just top notch art. It's really hard to not love a book with Bá and Moon's art." - Multiversity 

Superheroic psychic espionage at its most insane!
Brain Boy #1
Fred Van Lente (W), R. B. Silva (P), Rob Lean (I), Ego (C), Ariel Olivetti (Cover), and Juan Doe (Variant cover)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Mini-series
When the United States Secret Service needs to stop an assassination before the killer’s even decided to buy a gun, they call the world’s most powerful telepath: Matt Price, a.k.a. Brain Boy. But when the secret agent that can read anyone’s mind finds that a powerful psychic network has been hidden from him, Brain Boy begins to wonder whether he knows everything or nothing at all!
• Written by New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente (Archer and Armstrong, G.I. Joe) with art by R. B. Silva (Superboy, Jimmy Olsen)!

The gang reunites in the Season 9 finale!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #25
Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (A/Variant cover), Dexter Vines (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Phil Noto (Cover)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Buffy can’t ever just be a vampire Slayer, can she? Always, the world seems to want more, and as the lives of her loved ones are threatened, Buffy shows why she is the Chosen One. Whatever is thrust upon her, she can handle it! Er . . . sometimes with a little help from her friends.
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
"Very enjoyable, and the fandom will eat it up." - Bloody Disgusting

A new superhero miniseries of boozin’ and bruisin’!
Buzzkill #1 (of 4)
Donny Cates (W), Mark Reznicek (W), Geoff Shaw (A/Cover), and Lauren Affe (C)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Ruben is not your average alcoholic; he's an unstoppable superhero who derives his powers from imbibing MASSIVE amounts of alcohol. After all the disasters it's caused in his personal life, he's ready to get clean . . . and the city's supervillains couldn't be happier!
• Cowritten by the Toadies drummer Mark Reznicek!
• A gorgeous new miniseries from Geoff Shaw (Batman 80-Page Giant 2011)!

"It's a kind of hero readers haven't seen in a while." - Comic Book Resources
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #3
Joshua Williamson (W), Fernando Dagnino (A), Ego (C), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
He may have been unbeatable in the ’40s, but has Captain Midnight met his match in the modern era? When a recon mission goes horribly wrong, Captain Midnight finds himself pitted against an old foe, dozens of violent Wraiths, and . . . bloodthirsty polar bears?! He’s the man who always has a plan, but it’s going to take a helluva lot of resourcefulness to get out of this mess alive!
• Written by Joshua Williamson (Masks and Mobsters, Voodoo, Uncharted) with art by Fernando Dagnino (Resurrection Man, Suicide Squad)!
• An essential title in Dark Horse’s new lineup of superheroes!

From Sex Writer Joe Casey!
CATALYST COMIX #3 (of 9)
Joe Casey (W), Dan McDaid (A), Ulises Farinas (A), Paul Maybury (A), Brad Simpson (C), and Brendan McCarthy (Cover)
On sale Sept 4
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
On the road to enlightenment, Frank Wells’s mission turns activist! Amazing Grace confronts a mysterious visitor! And over in “Agents of Change”: a little ultraviolence for all the kids out there! Blast your way into your local comics shop and demand your copy today!
• Masterminded by Joe Casey (Sex, The Bounce, Gødland)!
• Wraparound cover by Brendan McCarthy (The Zaucer of Zilk)!
• Artists Dan McDaid (Doctor Who), Ulises Farinas (Gamma), and Paul Maybury (Aqua Leung)!

The Chronicles of Conan Volume 25: Exodus and Other Stories TP
Jim Owsley (W), Val Semeiks (P), John Buscema (P), Geof Isherwood (I), Ernie Chan (I), George Roussos (C), and Andy Kubert (Cover)
On sale Nov 6
FC, 224 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Conan may be the only man with enough power to stem the tide of chaos in Koth after the king’s death but for one small detail—Conan killed the king! But Conan may have a bigger problem than restoring peace. The Devourer of Souls has returned, and he plans to take Conan’s! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #190–#199.
• Conan is a fantasy icon, inspiring novels, comics, games, three feature films, and a television series.

Dark Horse’s original Conan comics in ONE collection!
The Colossal Conan HC
Kurt Busiek (W), Timothy Truman (W), Mike Mignola (W), Cary Nord (A), Tomás Giorello (A), Thomas Yeates (A), Greg Ruth (A), Eric Powell (A), Rafael Kayanan (A), Paul Lee (A), Leinil Francis Yu (A), Joseph Linsner (A), Ladrönn (A), Tony Harris (A), Paul Lee (A), Dave Stewart (C), Richard Isanove (C), JD Mettler (C), Tony Shasteen (C), José Villarrubia (C), and Mark Schultz (Cover)
On sale Nov 13
FC, 1,264 pages
$150.00
HC, 8” x 12”
Finally, a collection gigantic enough for Conan the Cimmerian himself! This truly massive tome collects Conan issues #0 through #50—from the definitive early work of Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord through the famous collaborations of Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello. With an introduction from Busiek and an afterword from Truman, this is a must-have for any Robert E. Howard devotee!
• For nearly ten years, Dark Horse has published the greatest Conan comics ever!
• Featuring the early, career-defining Conan work of Cary Nord!
• Introduction by Kurt Busiek, with an afterword by Timothy Truman!

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #20
Brian Wood (W), Paul Azaceta (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
A twisted religious order targets the heathens Conan and Bêlit, who flee with a relic of immeasurable value.  Mad warrior monks pursue the couple across a mazelike landscape, cutting off every avenue of escape. With no other options, Bêlit looks to the mysterious item, hoping to find some salvation within.
• From Brian Wood (Star Wars, The Massive) and Paul Azaceta (Amazing Spider-Man, B.P.R.D.).
“Wood is not afraid of going down new paths with a boldness that will benefit all readers.” –Comic Book Resources

Cal McDonald meets Frankenstein’s monster!
Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein #1 (of 4)
Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Justin Erickson (Cover)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
While dealing with ghouls dying all around him and his own mysterious illness, occult detective Cal McDonald encounters the Frankenstein’s monster, who needs a new set of eyes. Can a rich entertainer who claims to be the world’s foremost authority on the supernatural help the monster regain its sight?
• A perfect starting point for new readers!
• Steve Niles’s Criminal Macabre returns!
"If you like horror stories that don’t just rely on gross-outs and shock value, pick up any of the Dark Horse horror comics. Criminal Macabre is, I think, the most easily accessible and the most immediately rewarding of the pack." - Comics Bulletin

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #28
David Lapham (W/A), Neal Adams (W/A), Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Mike Baron (W), Ron Randall (W/A), Steve Niles (W), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Damon Gentry (W), Steve Lieber (A), Steve Rude (A), menton3 (A), Aaron Conley (A), and Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon (Cover), and Richard Corben (A)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing
Read a new tale, written and illustrated by David Lapham, featuring luchador revenge on fearsome vampires in the world of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain: The Fall! Neal Adams’s Blood returns in part one of a massive two-part finale! And read an original tale from the world of the upcoming OGN Sabertooth Swordsman!
Plus, new installments of Juice Squeezers, Nexus, Trekker, Alabaster, and Steve Niles’s Nosferatu Wars! And a Edgar Alan Poe adaptation by Richard Corben!
• An original tale from the upcoming graphic novel Sabertooth Swordsman!

DREAM THIEF #5 (of 5)
Jai Nitz (W), Greg Smallwood (A), and Michael Golden (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
When vengeful spirits finally stop possessing John Lincoln, he seizes the opportunity to hunt down the man who first terrorized his girlfriend and kickstarted his endless nightmare. An escaped madman and a determined policewoman push Dream Thief to the very edge in this deadly conclusion!
• Written by Bram Stoker Award winner Jai Nitz!
"Dream Thief is drawn from the same cloth as Vertigo’s 100 Bullets, in terms of artwork and storytelling, coming across as gritty and unnerving, while unswervingly professional and capable.  - Fanboy Comics 

“Empowered is the comic to give to people who don’t think superhero comics can be for real, live adults." —MTV Geek News
Empowered Special: Nine Beers with Ninjette
Adam Warren (W/A/Cover) and Takeshi Miyazawa (A/C/Cover)
On sale Sept 25
b&w, 32 pages
$3.99
One-shot
Kick back and have a cold one with hearty-partying Ninjette, Empowered’s Best Friend Forever, as she weaves a boozy yet poignant tale of ninja magic, complete with fighting, flirting, and swing-dancing with the Maidman—not to mention the outwitting of ’Jette’s monstrous thug of a father. Drink up!
• Story (and bonus art) by Adam Warren, spectacularly illustrated by manga creator Takeshi Miyazawa (Lost Planet Bound Raven, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane)
• Over 100,000 Empowered graphic novels in print.

“If anyone was The Fifth Beatle, it was Brian.” —Paul McCartney
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story HC, COLLECTOR’S EDITION HC, AND LIMITED EDITION HC
Vivek J. Tiwary (W), Andrew C. Robinson (A/C/Cover), and Kyle Baker (A/C)
On sale Nov 19
FC, 144 pages
$19.99
HC, 8" x 12 3/16"
On sale Nov 19
FC, 168 pages
$49.99
Collector’s Ed. HC, 8" x 12 3/16"
On sale Nov 19
FC, 168 pages
$99.99
Limited Ed. HC, 8" x 12 3/16"
The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided the Beatles to unprecedented international stardom—yet died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two. More than merely the story of “The Man Who Made the Beatles,” The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the desire to leave behind a legacy, amidst the struggle to overcome crushing personal obstacles and insurmountable odds.
• Features a special section paying homage to the 1960s Beatles cartoons, lovingly drawn by multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonist Kyle Baker (Why I Hate Saturn, Plastic Man, Nat Turner).
• Collector’s edition features a textured cover and a section of bonus material, and Beatles memorabilia.
• The limited-edition hardcover features a gorgeous slipcase design, bonus material, and will be signed by the creative team.

GAME OF THRONES
On sale Sept 18
Game of Thrones Pint Glass Set: Stark and Baratheon $19.99
Game of Thrones Pint Glass Set: Targaryen and Lannister $19.99
Game of Thrones Shot Glass Set: Stark, Baratheon, Targaryen, and Lannister $19.99
Due to the popularity of our individual Game of Thrones glassware items, we’ve taken the best-loved sigils and packaged them in slick-looking window boxes. Each pint glass set features two glasses, while the shot glass set has four glasses.

An all-ages tale of Halloween heroes!
The Halloween Legion: The Great Goblin Invasion HC
Martin Powell (W), Thomas Boatwright (A/Cover), and Diana Leto (A/Cover)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 80 pages
$14.99
HC, 7" x 10"
A team of extraordinary guardians from a place of eternal October protect Woodland from supernatural menaces—but can the Skeleton, the Witch, the Ghost, and the Devil defend the sleepy rural town from a full-on UFO invasion? A pulpy, all-ages adventure that stirs up breezy Halloween memories!
• A spooky romp with mummies, goblins, and black cats!
• Includes the autobiographical short comic “Once Upon a Halloween.”
“I love this stuff.” – Mike Mignola

HALO: INITIATION #2 (of 3)
Brian Reed (W), Marco Castiello (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Paul Richards (Cover)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Halo—one of the most iconic video game franchises in history—comes to Dark Horse!
The UNSC Infinity, the UNSC’s newest and most sophisticated flagship, proves to be a tempting target for a group of insurgents. It’s up to Sarah Palmer and a bunch of rookie Spartans to defend Infinity, but are they up to the task?
• The origin of Spartan Sarah Palmer!
• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime.

Written by Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot)!
House of Gold & Bones TP
Corey Taylor (W), Richard Clark (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Jason Shawn Alexander (Cover)
On sale Nov 27
FC, 104 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 10”
In a nightmarish world, the Human finds himself at a crossroads as wild adventure ensues and he's thrust into a morphing landscape of rolling hills, dense forest, and an ominous Crimson City. Chased by a crazed mob and mysterious characters neither friend nor foe, the Human takes an unexpected journey that will lead to his salvation… or damnation. Collects the four-issue miniseries.
• Inspired by the Stone Sour album House of Gold & Bones Parts 1 and 2.
• Includes variant covers by Frank Quitely, Kylz Hotz, Steve Morris, and Richard Clark.
" House of Gold and Bones #1 explores the fear of the unknown in interesting ways. Though the issue leaves a lot of unanswered questions, I look forward to reading how Taylor will develop the mystery." - Bloody Disgusting

Eisner Award-winning ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO!
ITTY BITTY HELLBOY #2
Art Baltazar (W/A/Cover) and Franco (W)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Lobster Johnson is on the trail of a Squatch!
His search has led him to the deep woods, and Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. are going to help him the best way they know how! That's right—it’s a camping trip! One thing is for sure: when Liz is around you never need a flashlight, but you might need to bring your own marshmallows!
• The creators of Aw Yeah Comics come to Dark Horse!
• Art Baltazar and Franco reimagine Mike Mignola’s best-loved characters in the style of Tiny Titans and Superman Family Adventures!

“The art in this comic is phenomenal. Giorello shows echoes of Barry Windsor-Smith in his line work and character composition.” –Comic Book Resources
KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #5 (of 6)
Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (P), José Villarrubia (C), and Gerald Parel (Cover)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Torn from his throne and on the run, Conan sneaks into his own occupied capital city and the ominous Iron Tower to rescue an innocent child from execution! Some very unlikely loyalists come to his aid against an army of traitorous guards, but Conan’s fight to regain his crown is far from over!
• Howard’s only Conan novel—adapted by Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello!

From the writer of Spike the artist of Colder!
KISS ME, SATAN #1 (of 5)
Victor Gischler (W), Juan Ferreyra (A/Variant cover), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Cassian Steele is the boss of the werewolf mafia in the Big Easy, and he’s got a problem. The old witch Verona knows his secret and has gone into hiding. Cassian wants her dead. So he sends out the word: An open contract. The first monster to dust Verona gets a big payday. What no one realizes is that Barnabus Black, a demon desperately trying to regain his halo, is her protection.
• Featuring covers by Dave Johnson and Juan Ferreyra!
• By Victor Gischler (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike—A Dark Place, Punisher MAX, X-Men) and Juan Ferreyra (Colder, Rex Mundi)!
"His art reminds me of Clive Barker at his best. Things which disturb you on a deep, psychological level. Beasts which have too many eyes or hands. It always warms my black heart to see new monsters, and Ferreyra draws the best I've seen in many moons." - Adventures in Poor Taste 

A new printing of one of the most highly sought-after books ever!
Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter HC
Dan LuVisi (W/A/Cover)
On sale Nov 6
FC, 272 pages
$59.99
HC, 15” x 12 1/4”
Meet Gabriel—last of a genetically engineered breed of supersoldiers known as the Paladin. After winning an interstellar war, he is celebrated back home and given the title of Protector of Amerika. As Gabriel is distracted by his duties, a terrorist organization known as Pandemonium frames the hero. Stripped of his title and prestige, Gabriel is sentenced to the notorious Level-9 facility, where he endures nine years of torture. But as the clock ticks down to Gabriel’s eventual demise, he is introduced to Agent O, who offers the Paladin a chance at redemption. Learn his story—and that of his allies and enemies—as he begins to orchestrate his revenge.
• Killbook, is a scrapbook-style character bible and prologue book for the series.
• Optioned by Paramount Pictures.
• Includes 30 pages of all-new material and a new cover.

700 pages of the Eisner and Harvey-Award winning series!
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 3 TP
Kazuo Koike (W), Goseki Kojima (A), Frank Miller (Cover)
On sale Nov 13
b&w, 720 pages
$19.99
TP, 5” x 7”
The roads of feudal Japan are rife with brigands, but for Ogami Itto and his son, the roads are deadly. Shogunate agents and Yagyu Retsudo’s assassins dog their every step, but each step brings the Lone Wolf and his Cub ever closer to Yagyu . . . and to vengeance.
• Over one million copies sold of the original Dark Horse series!
• Cover by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
"Koike sets up every story with superb character development and fascinating snippets of Japanese history.”- This Week in New York 

MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER 4000 A. D. ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 TP
Russ Manning (W/A), Robert Schaefer (W), Eric Freiwald (W), Herb Castle (W), Don Christensen (W), and Mike Royer (A)
On sale Nov 20
FC, 200 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
In the year 4000, only one man has the power to defeat the robots that threaten mankind with slavery! Russ Manning, famous for the Tarzan and Star Wars newspaper strips, delivers a “Tarzan of the Future.” Collects issues #8 - #14, with a new foreword by Steve Rude!
• Hard-to-find classic sci-fi, finally collected in paperback!

MARVEL CLASSIC CHARACTER: X-MEN #5—ICEMAN
On sale Dec 11
Limited to 850 numbered pieces. Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
$49.95
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Bobby Drake is a mutant known as Iceman. A mainstay in most X-Men titles since the first issue in1963, Iceman has been a primary character in both Uncanny X-Men and the second volume of X-Men and was also featured in the Champions and New Defenders.
Approximately 5” high, hand painted and numbered, this Syroco-style statuette is packaged in a custom litho-printed tin box and includes a pin-back button and character booklet.

All-new 13-issue maxiseries!
MASS EFFECT: FOUNDATION #3
Mac Walters (W), Tony Parker (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
The loss of the human colony Eden Prime was the first in a series of catastrophes to mark the return of the Reapers—a race of sentient AI that would threaten all life in the galaxy. Now, in her own words, Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams reveals what she saw.
• Written by Mac Walters, lead writer of the Mass Effect 2 and 3 video games!
"Everything is better with comic books. This is a universal truth, and it's doubly universally true for the Mass Effect trilogy.– Kotaku

From Eisner Award winner and Powers cocreator Michael Avon Oeming
MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S THE VICTORIES #5
Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover) and Nick Filardi (C)
On sale Sept 4
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
When a new government force is unleashed against the powers, champions and villains alike must band together to beat the threat against them. But can they overcome one of their own?
Our heroes must face not only their own demons, but the demons of a country as well!
• The war for the world starts today!
• Hard-hitting ongoing superhero adventure!

A New York Times best-selling series!
MIND MGMT #15
Matt Kindt (W/A)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
What happened to Henry Lyme between MIND MGMT’s first and second stories? Why is the former loner now assembling a team around himself? Who is out to destroy him? All is revealed in this issue!
• Matt Kindt (JLA, 3 Story) takes readers down the rabbit hole!
• Optioned for the big screen by Ridley Scott!
• Self-contained story! Great jumping-on point!
“I hereby crown Matt Kindt ‘King of Comics.’ MIND MGMT is a complex science-fiction mystery—life isn’t complete without it.”—Geeks Unleashed

From visionary artist and designer Dean Motter!
Mister X: Eviction & Other Stories TP
Dean Motter (W/A/Cover) and Hamid Bahrami (A/C)
On sale Nov 27
FC, 120 pages
$15.99
TP, 6” x 9”
The psychetecture upon which Radiant City was built is driving its residents insane, and only Mister X can help! If that wasn’t enough, a government coup has thrust Radiant City into turmoil, initiating a countdown that could embroil everyone Mister X holds dear in a deadly new conflict! This volume collects Mister X: Eviction #1-#3, Mister X: Hard Candy, and the rarely seen short story Mister X: The Vanishing Breed.
• A great jumping-on point to the classic series!
• What is the secret behind Radiant City’s pyschetecture?!
• Includes the short story The Vanishing Breed!

America’s longest-running manga series!
Oh My Goddess! Volume 45 TP
Kosuke Fujishima (W/A)
On sale Nov 20
b&w, 176 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 3/16”
Oh My Goddess! is back . . . and so is Mistress Hild, who intends to get the truth out of Hagal about the reasons behind her coup. But the demon usurper isn't the only person who's been less than forthcoming about things, and now Belldandy and Keiichi must face judgment on their love . . . by a goddess who can claim seniority over all the sisters!
• Inspired the Ah! My Goddess anime TV series, available from Funimation.
• Each volume contains fan art, letters, and commentary from the creator.

The hit zombie video game—now a hit comic!
Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon HC
Paul Tobin (W), Ron Chan (A/Cover), and Matthew J. Rainwater (C)
On sale Nov 6
FC, 80 pages
$9.99
HC, 6” x 9”
The confusing-yet-brilliant inventor known only as Crazy Dave helps his niece, Patrice, and young adventurer Nate Timely fend off a “fun-dead” neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon! Winner of over thirty “Game of the Year” awards, Plants vs. Zombies is now determined to shuffle onto all-ages bookshelves to tickle funny bones and thrill . . . brains.
• The first Plants vs. Zombies comic book!
• Collecting all Plants vs. Zombies digital comics into one nifty hardcover!
• Tobin and Chan take us on an original Plants vs. Zombies adventure!

“A pitch-perfect narrative from two of my favourite creators.”—Alan Moore
RESIDENT ALIEN: THE SUICIDE BLONDE #1 (of 3)
Peter Hogan (W), Steve Parkhouse (A/C/Cover)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
A straightforward suicide . . . or a murder? At first, undercover alien Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle thinks the local police have this death solved, and then things get personal when one of his only human friends becomes a suspect. Also: The feds figure out that Harry’s hiding in the Pacific Northwest!
• Another strange, standalone murder mystery from a critically acclaimed comics team!
• From the writer of Tom Strong and the artist of the classic Bojeffries Saga!

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SAVAGE SWORD #7
Ian Edginton (W), Paul Tobin (W), Gary Chaloner (W/A), Richard Pace (A), Aaron McConnell (A), Moose Baumann (C), and Nic Klein (Cover)
On sale Nov 27
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing
This latest issue packs in the sword-swinging action! The treacherous origin story of swordswoman Dark Agnes concludes, while Pictish king Bran Mak Morn clashes with an ancient sorcerer in Men of the Shadows Part 3. Frontiersman Breckinridge Elkins gets a rather rude introduction to civilization, and, if that weren’t enough, we have a 41-page John Buscema swashbuckler featuring Valeria the she-pirate!

Sabertooth Swordsman HC
Damon Gentry (W) and Aaron Conley (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 13
b&w, 120 pages
$17.99
HC, 7” x 10”
When his village is enslaved and his wife kidnapped by the malevolent Mastodon Mathematician, a simple farmer must find his inner warrior! Granted the form of the Sabertooth Swordsman by the Cloud God of Sasquatch Mountain, our hero embarks on a treacherous journey to the Mastodon’s fortress, along the way getting beaten to a pulp by ogres, plague mutants, the king’s army, and goats!
• From rising stars Damon Gentry (Eerie) and Aaron Conley (Prophet)!
• Pinups by Mike Allred, Brandon Graham, Rebecca Dart, Michael DeForge, and Matt Allison!

If you can’t join ‘em, kill ‘em!!
So . . . I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse and All I Got Was This Podcast TP
Chris W. Freeman (W), Korey Hunt (W), Richard Bonk (A), Andrew Mangum (A), Alan Kupperberg (A), Anthony Diecidue (A), Jerry Beck (A), Thomas Chu (C), and Melike Acar (Cover)
On sale Nov 20
FC, 72 pages
$9.99
TP, 6” x 9”
In a lonely compound surrounded by the zombie apocalypse, one girl remains unchanged. A slight garden mishap means a supply run to the outside where she makes a life-changing discovery—the zombies only eat males. Now Mara Mitchell is on a mission: make friends with the undead, or kill them all.
• Perfect for zombie fans!

"This is the Star Wars comic we've been looking for. Brian Wood knows and understands the characters. He's able to write each as they should be written.” - Comic Vine 
STAR WARS #9
Brian Wood (W), Ryan Kelly (A), Dan Parsons (I), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Hugh Fleming (Cover)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
On her own, out in the wide galaxy, while her friends struggle to escape the Empire and evade bounty hunters, Princess Leia steers her X-wing toward the heart of all her grief—a place she longs for, but should probably never revisit: the shattered ruins of her homeworld of Alderaan.
• The homecoming you’ve waited 36 years to see!
• Legendary Star Wars cover artist Hugh Fleming returns!
• Brian Wood (The Massive, Conan) continues the best selling original trilogy tale!

George Lucas’s original vision!
The Star Wars #1 (of 8)
J. W. Rinzler (W), Mike Mayhew (A), Rain Beredo (C), Brad Anderson (C), Nick Runge (Cover), Jan Duursema (Variant cover), and Doug Wheatley (Ultra variant cover)
On sale Sept 4
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the authorized adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay of what would eventually become a motion picture that would change the world.
Annikin Starkiller is the hero . . . Luke Skywalker is a wizened Jedi general . . . Han Solo is a big green alien . . . and the Sith . . . Well, the Sith are still the bad guys. High adventure and derring-do from longer ago, in a galaxy even further away!
• Official adaptation of George Lucas’s original screenplay for Star Wars!
• Features regular, variant, and ultravariant covers!

"This book offers more than a solid trip to a galaxy far, far away. " — IGN 
STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—A SPARK REMAINS #3 (of 5)
Randy Stradley (W), Douglas Wheatley (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Darth Vader readies an assassin for Jedi hunting while scouring the galaxy for hidden prey. Elsewhere, the Uhumele’s crew plots to strike down the Dark Lord himself, but the revelation of their own life-or-death secrets threatens to unravel everything!
• Darth Vader zeroes in on Jedi survivors!
• Artist Doug Wheatley returns!

"Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #1 is a solid start to another interstellar romp." - Unleash the Fanboy
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin HC
Tim Siedell (W), Stephen Thompson (P), Iván Fernández (P), Mark Irwin (I), Denis Freitas (I), Drew Geraci (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Ariel Olivetti (Cover)
On sale Nov 27
FC, 128 pages
$24.99
HC, 7” x 10”
A ninth assassin—more deadly than the eight who came before—has been hired to murder Darth Vader. Elsewhere, another threat to the Empire has made itself known, and will take Vader on a hunt for an ancient evil . . . All the while, the ninth assassin lurks, waiting for the perfect moment to strike! Collects the five-issue miniseries.
• Tim Siedell (@badbanana) has one of Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds!

"Star Wars: Legacy is a worthy follow-up . . . and a solid debut for Hardman and Bechko." — IGN 
STAR WARS: LEGACY #7
Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W), Brian Thies (A), Livio Ramondelli (Cover)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
After a terrible vision of Empress Fel being struck down by a Sith, Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao ignore direct orders and set out in search of the murdering Sith. It’s the right thing to do . . . but it’s also scratching their itch for adventure!
• Furthest point in the future of the Star Wars saga.

Star Wars: Legacy Volume II Book 1—Prisoner of the Floating World TP
Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Nov 20
FC, 144 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Ania Solo is just a girl trying to make her way in the galaxy—and have a little adventure along the way! But when she stumbles upon a broken communications droid and a missing lightsaber, a little adventure turns into a whole lot of trouble . . . for Ania and her friends! Collects Star Wars: Legacy #1–#5—Prisoner of the Floating World.
• The opening chapter in the Legacy saga!
"You’ve got betrayal, action, power struggles, epic lightsaber fights and political turmoil. You should pick it up and enjoy the journey as much as I did." —Bleeding Cool

Guillermo Del Toro’s vampire trilogy soon to be a TV Show!
THE STRAIN: THE FALL #3
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (W), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
The Silver Angel was famous. A legend in the world of lucha libre, he battled vampires during the Saturday matinee, and, in the ring, no man could withstand his mighty wrestling moves. That was then. Now a broken, poor old man wasting away in New Jersey, the Silver Angel must call upon the courage of his youth to defend his home against real-life monsters!
• Continuing the story of the critically acclaimed comic The Strain!
• The next chapter in The Strain Trilogy, by director Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan!
• “Essential reading.”—Bleeding Cool

ALEX ROSS’S FIRST PUBLISHED WORK!
The Terminator: The Burning Earth TP
Ron Fortier (W) and Alex Ross (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 13
FC, 136 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Witness the birth of an artistic legend, in Eisner Award–winning painter Alex Ross’s first professional work! As Skynet prepares a nuclear strike to wipe out humanity, John Connor leads a small team to destroy the sinister AI’s mainframe.
• This definitive collection features a new cover painting by Ross!
• Foreword by Brandon Graham (Prophet)!
• Experience the machine war that leads into the classic film!

One of Wired magazine’s and IGN’s Most Anticipated Comics of 2013!
THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS #4 (of 6)
Gerard Way (W), Shaun Simon (W), Becky Cloonan (A/Cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Gabriel Bá (Variant cover)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
“Love. It makes people do dangerous things . . . It’s an emotion better suited for the uncivilized class.”
Wanted fugitives Blue and Red, porno droids that have disobeyed the strict rules of Battery City in the name of love, make a run toward freedom. Will they make it to the city line before BLI pulls their batteries? In the desert, the Girl makes a life-changing discovery and suffers the loss of a dear friend. The party’s over and it’s time to fight!
• From Gerard Way, creator of The Umbrella Academy!

Multi-award-winning collaborators Gaiman & McKean!
Violent Cases HC
Neil Gaiman (W) and Dave McKean (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 13
FC, 64 pages
$24.99
HC, 8 1/2” x 11 1/2”
In this exploration of the trappings of violence and the failings of memory, a narrator tells of his childhood encounters with a doctor who claims to have treated Al Capone. This collaboration between author Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean is offered in a hardcover format with an expanded art section.
• Introductions by Alan Moore, Paul Gravett, and Neil Gaiman!
• Includes all-new colors and material from McKean.

“X #1 is a promising new start and it's an issue not to be missed.”–IGN
X #5
Duane Swierczynski (W), Tony Parker (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Eric Nguyen (Cover)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Disguised as harmless suburbanites, “the Rents” are actually psychotic assassins, determined to take their place at the top of Arcadia’s food chain. Leigh delivers X’s traditional warning . . . but ends up in a construction-site firefight with some very unpleasant soccer moms!
• Featuring guest artist Tony Parker (R.I.P.D.: City of the Damned)!
• Comics’ most merciless hero cleans up the mess he made!

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