Dark Horse's January 2014 Solicitations Celebrate 20 Years of "Hellboy"

Thu, October 17th, 2013 at 12:34pm PDT | Updated: October 17th, 2013 at 2:10pm

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Dark Horse has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping January 2014. 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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ONE FULL ISSUE! ONLY ONE DOLLAR!
#1 for $1: Captain Midnight
Joshua Williamson (W), Fernando Dagnino (A), Ego (C), and Steve Rude (Cover)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$1.00
One-shot
Witness the return of Captain Midnight—for only $1! In the forties, he was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius . . . a superhero. But after hurtling out of a freak storm in the Bermuda Triangle and into the present day, Captain Midnight doesn’t know what or whom to trust!
• The first trade paperback collection is on sale January 29!
• A key title in Dark Horse’s new superhero initiative!
• Written by Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Masks and Mobsters, Voodoo, Uncharted).

ONE FULL ISSUE! ONLY ONE DOLLAR!
#1 for $1: Conan the Barbarian
Brian Wood (W), Becky Cloonan (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$1.00
One-shot
Superstar creators Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan’s first issue of Conan the Barbarian is back in print—for only $1! In this sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s fan-favorite “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan takes to the high seas alongside the pirate queen Bêlit, setting the stage for an epic of romance, terror, and swashbuckling.
• Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast trade paperback collection is on sale January 29!
• The first issue of Brian Wood’s Conan for $1!
• Perfect for readers new to Conan!

ONE FULL ISSUE! ONLY ONE DOLLAR!
#1 for $1: X
Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Clint Langley (Cover)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$1.00
One-shot
The enigmatic vigilante X has shattered Arcadia’s criminal triumvirate, “the three pigs,” and fixed his eye on an even tougher target. But with the police department AND the crime establishment teamed up against X, muckraking blogger Leigh Ferguson may be his only ally! The brutal beginning to Dark Horse’s bloodiest hero!
• The beginning of X’s war with Berkshire! Volume 1 on sale January 15!
• First issue, special price!

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HELLBOY!
Abe Sapien #9
Mike Mignola (W/Variant cover), Scott Allie (W), Max Fiumara (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Jan 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Abe seeks shelter from the apocalypse in a small Arizona town that’s been invaded by a familiar group of punks—but the more immediate problem is a field full of strange monsters sprouting out of the dead like wheat!
• Variant cover by Mike Mignola!
• Art by Max Fiumara (B.P.R.D.: 1948)!
• New arc begins here!
“Fiumara’s art is gorgeous.”—Comic Book Resources

STAN SAKAI’S OTHER RABBIT WARRIOR!
The Adventures of Nilson Groundthumper and Hermy HC
Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover) and Tom Luth (C)
On sale Mar 19
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
HC, 6” x 9”
Experience the rabbit action epic that might have been! More than just a precursor to Stan Sakai’s beloved Usagi Yojimbo, his tales of medieval unwits Nilson and Hermy are every bit as funny, exciting, and beautifully illustrated as the saga of the familiar rabbit ronin! Collecting Nilson and Hermy’s complete exploits!
• Collects every Nilson story, plus rarely seen extra art!
• Newly scanned from Sakai’s original art and colored by Usagi colorist Tom Luth!
• Don’t miss Nilson and Hermy in November’s Dark Horse Presents #30!
“Stan Sakai is a master.”—Alejandro Jodorowsky
“Stan Sakai is one of the few artists working in comics who completely understand the medium.”—Jeff Smith

THE GOLDEN AGE OF RIVERDALE!
Archie Archives Volume 9 HC
Bill Vigoda (A), Irv Novick (A), and Al Fagaly (A)
On sale Mar 26
FC, 240 pages
$59.99
HC, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"
Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics team up once again to bring you over 200 pages of sidesplitting high jinks from the Golden Age of Archie! The gang’s all here: “typical teenager” Archie Andrews, his best pal Jughead, his eternal rival Reggie, and his lovely girlfriends Betty and Veronica—and when these zany teens get together, the fun just never stops! Put some Pep in your step and have a laugh with Archie! Collecting every Archie appearance from Archie Comics #29–#31, Pep Comics #65–#67, and Laugh Comics #25–#26!
• Foreword by multiple Eisner Award–winning creator Jill Thompson (Beasts of Burden)!
• Gorgeous Golden Age art by Bill Vigoda and Irv Novick!

AN ALL-NEW STORY IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING SERIES!
Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Rift Part 1 TP
Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)
On sale Mar 5
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6” x 9”
Avatar Aang asks his friends to help him honor Yangchen’s Festival—one of the highest Air Nomad holidays, which hasn’t been celebrated in over one hundred years.
But cryptic visits from the spirit of Avatar Yangchen herself lead Aang to discover a jointly owned Fire Nation and Earth Kingdom refinery—operating on land sacred to the Airbenders! Is this the cause of the pollution Aang finds there, or is a more mysterious menace afoot?
• The official continuation of Airbender from the original series creators!
• Continues to top the sales charts!
• The perfect companion to The Legend of Korra!
“One of the best new pop culture mythologies to debut in the last decade.”—Kotaku
“A fantastic glimpse into the post-series universe.”—Bleeding Cool

FROM BRAM STOKER WINNER JONATHAN MABERRY!
Bad Blood #1 (of 5)
Jonathan Maberry (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Getting bitten by a vampire pissed him off. Seeing his best friend brutally slaughtered started a war.
Trick was a typical college student—sort of—until vampires attacked. Then he found out his blood was poison to the bloodsuckers. And Trick will do anything to eradicate them.
• His blood kills! A vampire tale with an unlikely hero!
• Art by Eisner Award–winning Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D., The Sixth Gun, Petrograd).

“A comic like Baltimore relies so heavily on mood, and these guys really deliver in spades.”—Multiversity Comics
Baltimore: Chapel of Bones #1 (of 2)
Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
After his long hunt, Baltimore finally confronts the vampire who destroyed his life in London for a final showdown!
• From Hellboy creator Mike Mignola!
• Perfect for Hellboy fans!

THE HANGOVER WITH VAMPIRES!
Blood Brothers TP
Mike Gagerman (W), Andrew Waller (W), Evan Shaner (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Juan Doe (Cover)
On sale Mar 19
FC, 104 pages
$12.99
TP, 7” x 10”
After a century of friendship, smoking opium with Genghis Khan and having orgies in Michelangelo’s studio, two inseparable vampire buddies are on the verge of splitting up. Terrible timing, as an apocalypse-obsessed villain is plotting an end to humanity. Looks like Nick and Tree, immortal best buds getting by as bail bondsmen, are humanity’s last hope . . . Can they put their baggage aside long enough to save the world? Collects the entire miniseries.
• Covers by Juan Doe (Legion of Monsters, Iron Man Legacy)!
“If you like the combination of humor/action/crime/supernatural (in that order) check out Blood Brothers.”—Comic Spectrum

Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #4 (of 5)
Dan Jolley (W), Leonard Kirk (P/Cover), Robin Riggs (I), and Moose Baumann (C)
On sale Jan 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Cape hunter Travis Clevenger’s biggest case becomes his most personal! As Clev learns the terrible secret behind Dr. Morgenstern’s ability-granting Power Chip, he’s also reeling from the family tragedy it’s caused. All that’s left is the choice between self-destruction and unleashing brutality on a level even Clev’s never reached before!
• The penultimate chapter of the acclaimed series’ return!
• Dan Jolley (Prototype 2) and Leonard Kirk (X-Factor) don’t pull any punches!
“Five Brass Knuckle Sandwiches out of Five.”—Fanboy Comics

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HELLBOY!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #115
Mike Mignola (W/Variant cover), John Arcudi (W), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Rafael Albuquerque (Cover)
On sale Jan 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Two B.P.R.D. teams make their way through the monster-filled streets of a Manhattan wasteland in order to reach the Black Flame’s fortress and take down his army.
• First of five special covers celebrating 20 years of Hellboy!
• Art by James Harren (Conan the Barbarian), whom Multiversity calls one of their favorite artists ever.
• The fall of New York City!
• The reign of the Black Flame!

THE MUST-READ FINALE TO BUFFY SEASON 9!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 5: The Core TP
Andrew Chambliss (W), Jane Espenson (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Karl Moline (P), Dexter Vines (I), Karl Story (I), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale Mar 5
FC, 160 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”
When Dawn falls ill, it’s up to best friends Buffy, Xander, and Willow to join forces and find a supernatural cure in a world sorely lacking magic. The trio must fight their way into the Deeper Well, the former home of Illyria and other ancient gods known as the Old Ones, where they hope to jump-start magic back into existence. Collects Buffy Season 9 #21–#25 and “Love vs. Life” from Dark Horse Presents #25–#27.
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
• Andrew Chambliss of television’s Once Upon a Time!

A HERO FOR ALL AGES!
Captain Midnight Archives Volume 2: Captain Midnight Saves the World HC
Bill Woolfolk (W), Leonard Frank (A), and others
On sale Mar 12
FC, 152 pages
$49.99
HC, 7” x 10”
Captain Jim Albright, inventor and ex-Army pilot, maintains a secret identity as Captain Midnight, flying superhero and defender of justice! In this second archival volume, featuring stories selected from the original 1940s Fawcett comics, Captain Midnight and his sidekick Ichabod Mudd explore new planets and defend the earth from aliens, including moon creatures, purple pirates, and the bizarre and villainous Xog! Collects selected stories from issues #48, #50, #52-#56, #58-#60, #62, #64, and #66.
• Complements new Captain Midnight comics from Dark Horse!
• Inventive sci-fi superhero comics from the Golden Age!

Captain Midnight #7
Joshua Williamson (W), Eduardo Francisco (A), Stefani Rennee (C), Freddie Williams II and Dan Scott (Cover)
On sale Jan 22
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Fighting for his life in Washington, DC, Captain Midnight struggles to do any damage to a secret organization’s brutal assassin. Meanwhile, Agent Jones is abducted by an unexpected captor who may reveal the unsettling truth about the mysterious Black Sky’s motives.
• Learn more about the mysterious Project Black Sky!
• A new cover by Freddie Williams II and Dan Scott!
• Written by Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Masks and Mobsters)!
“Dark Horse has another success on their hands.”—Comics Beat

Catalyst Comix #7 (of 9)
Joe Casey (W), Ulises Farinas (A), Paul Maybury (A), Dan McDaid (A), Brad Simpson (C), and Rafael Grampá (Cover)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
The Agents of Change take the lead in this action-packed issue! Bear witness as Elvis, Wolfhunter, and the crew make a chilling discovery; Grace races to head off an invasion; and Frank puts down his peace pipe to tap a keg of whoop-ass!
• Joe Casey (Sex, The Bounce)!
• Cover by Rafael Grampá (Mesmo Delivery)!
“It’s a theme park of comic book dreams and I want you all to go there.”—Florida Geek Scene

KILLER CLOWNS FOR HIRE!
Clown Fatale #3 (of 4)
Victor Gischler (W), Maurizio Rosenzweig (A), Moreno Dinisio (C), and Tim Seeley (Cover)
On sale Jan 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The painted beauties go in guns a-blazin’ to earn the bounty they need to crawl out of their squalid clown life. But the girls find out they’re not quite as tough as they thought—and when they fail to carry out the job to the letter, the boss decides he wants a refund. 
• Featuring covers by Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival)
• By Victor Gischler (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike—A Dark Place, Punisher MAX, X-Men)!
“[Gischler has] proven . . . to be a writer that can balance humor, drama, and action in an entertaining, fast paced package.”—Bleeding Cool

CONAN’S LAST STAND!
Conan and the People of the Black Circle #4 (of 4)
Fred Van Lente (W) and Ariel Olivetti (A/Cover)
On sale Jan 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
To rescue the captive Devi Yasmina, Conan will have to overcome the malicious magicks of the Black Seers of Yimsha. But even if he can defeat the foul sorcerers in their own mountain fortress, he must still contend with their even more formidable master!
• From the celebrated team behind Hercules and Hulk!
“Ariel Olivetti’s art is simply beautiful.”—Comic Book Resources

FROM THE CREATIVE TEAM OF DMZ!
Conan the Barbarian #24
Brian Wood (W), Riccardo Burchielli (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Jan 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The penultimate issue in Brian Wood’s acclaimed “Queen of the Black Coast”!
The demonic residents of the river Zarkheba have exacted a devastating toll from Conan—but still they demand more. With nothing left to lose, Conan sets out to face an evil whose power is beyond any earthly reckoning!
• From Brian Wood (Star Wars, The Massive) and Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ).
• The final story arc of “Queen of the Black Coast” heats up!

Creepy Comics Volume 3: The Lurking Fate TP
Various (W/A)
On sale Mar 12
b&w, 184 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Creepy Comics packs multiple dark dimensions of horror into one convenient, cadaverous collection! This latest volume of the abominable anthology features over a dozen new terror tales, including Uncle Creepy’s instantly classic Lovecraft, romance, and unlucky #13 specials! Our contemptible contributors include, J. Torres, Amy Reeder, Joëlle Jones, Peter Bagge, Dan Braun, and many more! Don’t miss out on a single panel of the frightening fun! Collects Creepy Comics #10–#13 and stories from Creepy Comics #8–#9.
• Chillers from Richard Corben, John Arcudi, Gilbert Hernandez, Darick Robertson, Cullen Bunn, and Tyler Crook, plus art by Mike Mignola, Stan Sakai, and Matt Wagner!

2013 Eisner & Harvey Award Winner: Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents #32
Mike Mignola (W), Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Mike Baron (W), Phil Stanford (W), Steve Horton (W), Darrin Grimwood (W), Brendan McCarthy (W/A), Jamie S. Rich (W), Fred Van Lente (W), Rich Johnston (W), Chad Lambert (W), Mick McMahon (A/Cover), Steve Lieber (A), Steve Rude (A), Patric Reynolds (A), Ryan Cody (A), Brent Schoonover (A), Reilly Brown (A), Simon Rohrmüller (A), Christine Larsen (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Jan 15
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing
Delve into a twisted video game tale with Brendan McCarthy and Darrin Grimwood’s The Deleted! Rich Johnston’s Miss Cranbourne returns! Mike Mignola and Mick McMahon reveal the surprise twist in the nuptials when . . . Hellboy gets married!
Plus, the long-running DHP serials Alabaster: Boxcar Tales and Nexus: Into the Past reach their thrilling conclusions!
And, of course, new installments of Integer City, City of Roses, Monstrous, Kill Me, and Saint George!
“Dark Horse’s prestigious anthology series . . . showcases emerging talent alongside some of the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists comics has to offer, as well as promising new and underground talents.”—ComicsAlliance 
“Seriously, this is comics’ best kept secret trove of great comics.”—Comic Book Resources
“A stunning debut. Crisp, mysterious, compelling and gorgeously drawn. Don’t miss this book.”—Kurt Busiek

 

Dream Thief TP
Jai Nitz (W), Greg Smallwood (A/C), and Alex Ross (Cover)
On sale Mar 12
FC, 120 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”
After John Lincoln steals an Aboriginal mask from a museum, vengeful spirits possess his body and mind while he sleeps! As the Dream Thief, he accrues the memories and skills of murder victims and fights to stay awake, before he kills again! Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood craft a stylish drama of supernatural revenge! Collects the five-issue miniseries.
• Featuring bonus art by Alex Ross, Ryan Sook, Kevin Nowlan, Michael Golden, R. M. Guerra, Dan Brereton, and a host of others!
• Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood’s breakout hit series collected!

From Kohta Hirano, creator of Hellsing.
Drifters Volume 3 TP
Kohta Hirano (W/A/Cover)
On sale Mar 12
b&w, 216 pages
$12.99
TP, 4 1/2” x 7 1/4”
Heroes from Earth’s history—“Drifters”—battle to determine the future of an enchanted world facing the onslaught of the malefic Dark Lord and his own Earth warriors. Allied with the native elves, samurai warrior Shimazu Toyohisa forges a daring plan: an alliance between elves and dwarves, both sworn enemies!
• One of the most anticipated manga series of recent years.
• Wild, action-packed series featuring historical characters such as Joan of Arc, Hannibal, and Rasputin!
• Listed as one of Da Vinci magazine’s Top Manga of 2013!

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING SERIES!
Eden: It’s an Endless World! Volume 14 TP
Hiroki Endo (W/A/Cover)
On sale Mar 26
b&w, 232 pages
$12.99
TP, 5" x 7"
Hiroki Endo’s epic manga series returns to blow fans away with a 232-page volume crammed with jaw-dropping battle sequences and strange sci-fi twists! Several years after our last volume, Elijah is still on a mission to free his sister from the Propater organization’s clutches, but an older Mana has some skills of her own—and a lethal bodyguard to boot!
• Perfect for fans of violent manga sagas like Akira, Gantz, and Berserk!
“Eden is one of the more riveting and gut-wrenching volumes of manga that I have not only read all year, but quite possibly ever.”—Anime on DVD

Elfquest returns!
Elfquest: The Final Quest #1
Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover) and Richard Pini (W)
On sale Jan 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The Wolfriders' chief, Cutter, knows that change is coming. His tribe's proximity to the Palace of the High Ones, a mysterious and magical oasis, makes this inevitable. As Cutter's daughter Ember, chief of her own tribe, shares her father's efforts to preserve the old ways amongst their kin, the human tyrant, Angrif Djun, ascends the mountain her clan call home and rocks the foundation of their peaceful existence.
• Winner of the Golden Pen Award from the Young Adult Advisory Committee!
• Brand-new Elfquest art and adventures!
• Includes Elfquest extras from past and present!

IT’S A BIG GALAXY. BRING A GUIDE!
EVE: Source HC
CCP Games (W/A/Cover)
On sale Mar 5
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 9” x 12”
EVE: Source is your comprehensive source book and visual guide to the gargantuan universe experienced in EVE Online and DUST 514! Developed in close collaboration with the EVE and DUST 514 creative teams, this beautiful 184-page, full-color hardcover will immerse readers in the history and lore of EVE through stunning artwork and never-before-released material detailing the settings, stories, races, and factions of the EVE universe.
• A beautifully designed resource chronicling one of gaming’s most massive, dynamic universes!
• MMORPG.com’s Game of the Year 2009–2011!
• 2014 marks the entry of EVE Online into its second decade!

FEAR AGENT LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 2 HC
Rick Remender (W), Tony Moore (A/Cover), Jerome Opeña (A), Kieron Dwyer (P), Mike Hawthorne (P), John Lucas (I), Lee Loughridge (C), and Michelle Madsen (C)
On sale Mar 5
FC, 480 pages
$49.99
HC, 8" x 12 3/16"
The outlook isn’t sunny for Heath Huston or his ensemble of Fear Agents—planet Earth is infested by Feeder aliens, robotic conquerors are manipulating the universe through time travel, and Heath discovers a traitor in their midst! This second volume of the deluxe Fear Agent Library Edition collects issues #17-#32 of the popular series, and also includes Tales of the Fear Agent bonus stories and a massive gallery of covers, sketches, and pinups!
• From the writer of Uncanny X-Force, Marvel’s smash hit!
“If there were more comics out there like Fear Agent, I’d buy more comics.” – Eric Powell, The Goon

RAGE FUELED JUSTICE!
Furious #1 (of 5)
Bryan J. L. Glass (W) and Victor Santos (A/Cover)
On sale Jan 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Staring into a fractured mirror of her life, the world’s first superhero, Furious, seeks to atone for her past sins by doling out rage-fueled justice! But the spotlight of our celebrity-obsessed media threatens to undo her noblest efforts and expose her true identity before she can achieve redemption.
• From Bryan J. L. Glass and Victor Santos the creative team of Mice Templar!
• Furious is where celebrity, fame, and superheroes meet.

Game of Thrones Figures
On sale Apr 9
Game of Thrones: Tyrion Figure
7.5” tall
$24.99
Game of Thrones: Khal Drogo Figure
8.5” tall
$24.99
Game of Thrones: Ned Stark Figure

7.5” tall
$24.99
Dark Horse continues an ongoing series of high-quality, affordable, molded plastic figures of the most-asked-for characters.
The figures measure approximately 7.5” tall, except for 8.5” Khal Drogo, and are based on the likenesses of the actors from the HBO series.
The paint application is of the highest standards, reproducing the nuances of each character’s likeness and costume. Presented in a deluxe window box packaging echoing the HBO series’ graphic design.

COMIC STRIP MASTERPIECES!
Gasoline Alley Volume 1: The Complete Sundays 1920–1922 HC
Frank King (W/A/Cover)
On sale Mar 5
FC, 128 pages
$75.00
HC, 12” x 16”
Dark Horse is proud to present the first in a series that will collect all the Sunday pages of the classic newspaper strip Gasoline Alley, in chronological order! Collects every Gasoline Alley Sunday strip from 1920 through 1922.
• The second-longest-running comic strip in the US.
• Reprinted in full color, using the original color proofs!
• By Reuben Award–winning cartoonist Frank King!

AN ATTACK ON ALL FRONTS!
Ghost #3
Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), Chris Sebela (W), Ryan Sook (A), Dave McCaig (C), and Terry Dodson (Cover)
On sale Jan 22
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
While Doctor October sends her demonic enforcers to attack Elisa and her friends, the White City Butcher captures Tommy and Sloane. Ghost will have to choose between uncovering the secrets of her past and protecting everyone’s future! Interdimensional forces turn Chicago into a war zone in the first arc’s clashing conclusion!
• Kelly Sue DeConnick and Chris Sebela’s fast-paced action barely pauses for breath!
• Stunning art from Ryan Sook (B.P.R.D.)!
• Cover by Terry Dodson!

Grimm’s Journal
On sale Jan 1

5 1/2” x 8 1/2” spiral-bound journal, foam underlay cover, 128 pages
$12.99
As fans of the NBC hit series Grimm know, one of the key elements is the series of Grimm journals discovered by Nick in his aunt’s Airstream trailer. These record the encounters Grimms have had with the supernatural creatures known as Wesen.
The NBC production team has provided original art from the show props, subtly printed on the interior pages in duotone. This new journal is the perfect compendium for your exotic potion recipes and your own Wesen encounters.

GRITTY, SEXPLOITIVE, AND UNAPOLOGETIC!
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #4 (of 8)
Alex de Campi (W), Simon Fraser (A/C), and Dan Panosian (Cover)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The maniacal warden of the prison ship Antares has pushed its comely cons to the limits of human endurance—but these bad mamas won’t take their punishment lying down! Alex de Campi and Simon Fraser dish up the riotous finale to “Prison Ship Antares” in the proud sexploitation tradition!
“Alex de Campi is a writer of tremendous talent and, more importantly, a creator of genuine vision.”—Mark Waid (Daredevil)

THE ALL-NEW HALO ONGOING EPIC CONTINUES!
Halo: Escalation #2
Chris Schlerf (W), Sergio Ariño (P), Juan Castro (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Jan 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Halo®, one of the most celebrated video game series of all time, joins forces with Dark Horse for a thrilling new ongoing series!
As Sarah Palmer fights to get the Arbiter and the Brute Ambassador to safety, Captain Lasky sneaks behind enemy lines to reestablish communications with the UNSC Infinity. Their plans for escape are jeopardized, however, by a turncoat in their midst!
• An essential addition to the Halo canon!
• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!
• From Chris Schlerf, lead writer of Halo 4!

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HELLBOY!
Hellboy: The First 20 Years HC
Mike Mignola (W/A/Cover) and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Mar 19
FC, 136 pages
$19.99
HC, 12 3/16” x 8”
Mignola has expanded Hellboy into the most exciting group of books since the early Marvel universe, and his style has influenced art and illustration far beyond the world of comics. Selected finished pieces are shown alongside sketches and raw scans from the last twenty years.
•Never-before-seen art!
•Mignola’s best pieces from the last twenty years!
“Nothing is better than having Mignola himself rendering Hellboy’s world.”—IGN
“I envy the sheer variety and invention Mignola brings to Hellboy’s world. [He] consistently manages to depict even the most grotesque monstrosity and make it somehow beautiful.”
—Peter de Sève, award-winning New Yorker cover artist and character designer for Ice Age film series, from his introduction

Itty Bitty Hellboy Plushes
On sale Feb 19
Itty Bitty Hellboy plush
$16.99
Itty Bitty Abe Sapien plush
$16.99
The Dark Horse comic of this colorful cartoon treatment of Mike Mignola’s characters by Art Baltazar and Franco is a hit, and why not?
Then why not a couple of spot-on collector plush dolls?
Why not, indeed. Aw Yeah, Hellboy!

A Goonies-style adventure tale from David Lapham!
Juice Squeezers #1 (of 4)
David Lapham (W/A/Cover) and Lee Loughridge (C)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Tunnels made by a legion of giant bugs crisscross the fields below Weeville, and only one thing can stop them from overrunning this quaint California town: the Juice Squeezers. A covert group comprised of scrawny tweens, the Squeezers are the only ones who can fit into the cramped subterranean battlefield and fight the insects on the frontlines!
• Eisner Award–winning creator David Lapham!
• A bug-gore-filled young adult action adventure story in the vein of E.T., The Goonies, and Stand by Me!
“The story is fun, the characters’ interactions are charming and interesting and the art is to die for. Lapham’s style is masterful and Loughridge’s colors complement the style and story.”—Comic Bastards

IT’S A MONSTER SHOWDOWN!
Kiss Me, Satan! #5 (of 5)
Victor Gischler (W), Juan Ferreyra (A/C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale Jan 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Barnabus Black infiltrates the werewolf mafia’s mansion, only to be overtaken by an army of angry monsters, a dangerous wizard, and their werewolf godfather!
• Featuring covers by Dave Johnson!
• By Victor Gischler (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike—A Dark Place, Punisher MAX, X-Men) and Juan Ferreyra (Colder, Rex Mundi)!

“You’ll get a charge from Light Brigade, a must have book that should be on everybody’s must have list!”—Entertainment Weekly
The Light Brigade HC
Peter J. Tomasi (W), Peter Snejbjerg (A/Cover), and Bjarne Hansen (C)
On sale Mar 26
FC, 208 pages
$19.99
HC, 7” x 10”
Still reeling from the horrors of World War II, Chris Stavros—an American soldier—has one goal: getting home safely to care for his son after learning his wife has died. But in the midst of battle and trying to stay alive, he finds the stakes raised, as heavenly warriors emerge from the skies—and an impossible task is given to Stavros’s platoon: recover the lost Sword of God before a troop of arcane, unkillable German soldiers locate it and storm heaven’s gate! These American soldiers, this “Light Brigade,” will begin a supernatural crusade that will determine the fate of the world . . . one bullet and one soul at a time!
• Written by Peter J. Tomasi (Batman & Robin, The Mighty)!
• Art by Peter Snejbjerg (B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, A God Somewhere)!
• Reprinting the epic adventure story in a deluxe hardcover with bonus material!

THE PSYCHOTIC BIOTIC UNLEASHED!
Mass Effect: Foundation #7
Mac Walters (W), Garry Brown (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Jan 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
When elite Cerberus agents are ordered to capture a powerful and dangerous rogue biotic, they are completely unprepared for the fury that is Subject Zero—better known as Jack!
• Written by Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 2 and 3!
• A canonical entry in the Mass Effect series, tying directly into Mass Effect 2!
“It’s a whole new universe and I’m strapping myself in for the ride.”—Giant Fire Breathing Robot

The Massive #19
Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), and J. P. Leon (Cover)
On sale Jan 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
An improvised explosive device rips through the Kapital while at port in the Baltic Sea, and the group claiming responsibility is no group at all . . . It’s an individual: Arkady, the demon from Cal’s past in Mogadishu. When Cal goes to confront his nemesis, he discovers that Arkady holds a piece of the puzzle that could change everything.
• From the writer of Star Wars, Conan, and X-Men!
“Much like DMZ, the glimpses of savagery [in The Massive] are unsettling because this world isn’t as divorced from ours as we’d like it to be.”—IGN

Mind Mgmt #18
Matt Kindt (W/A/C/Cover)
On sale Jan 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Once one of Mind Management’s youngest and most unusual agents, Ella the Animal Kid had a crisis of conscience and disappeared for years. Now Meru’s found her, but is it to interview Ella for her book or to make her take a side? And either way, can she escape the jungle alive?
• New York Times best-selling series!
• Don’t miss MIND MGMT in Dark Horse Presents #31!

HOW DO YOU KILL AN UNKILLABLE MAN?
Never Ending #3 (of 3)
Adam Knave (W), D. J. Kirkbride (W), and Robert Love (A/C/Cover)
On sale Jan 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
It’s all down to this: the driven-yet-demented hero Chuck Baxter versus mortality and his own superpowers! Can evil scientist Archibald McCrae achieve his life’s goal and kill the earth’s only unkillable man? And when Chuck’s past comes to haunt him, how will he respond? Either way, this is the end.
• The Eisner and Harvey Award–winning writers behind Amelia Cole deliver their first superhero adventure!

THE DEAD HAVE COME TO CLAIM THE OCCULTIST!
The Occultist #4 (of 5)
Tim Seeley (W), Mike Norton (A), Allen Passalaqua (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
The Occultist has abused his power over life and death, and now he will face the consequences. He must choose the right path—and decide who his real friends are—so he can confront agents from the realm of the dead that want to claim his soul!
• Written by Hack/Slash’s Tim Seeley, with art by Battlepug’s Mike Norton!
• From the creative team of Revival!
• Cover by Steve Morris (Serenity, Angel & Faith).

ZACK WHEDON WRITES THE CANONICAL FOLLOW-UP TO THE FILM!
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 (of 6)
Zack Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Karl Story (I), Laura Martin (C/Variant cover), and Dan Dos Santos (Cover)
On sale Jan 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Malcolm Reynolds’s crew shook the ’verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government—the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, a very pregnant Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever. Meanwhile, everyone is asking the same question . . .
• Buffy’s Season 8 and 9 artist conquers the galaxy!
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
“As a science fiction story, Serenity has it all.”—Broken Frontier
Where’s Serenity?

THE SHAOLIN COWBOY’S LAST STAND!
Shaolin Cowboy #4 (of 4)
Geof Darrow (W/A/Cover) and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Jan 8
FC, 40 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
It is high doom in the low desert, as the Shaolin Cowboy tries to turn the tide on a dead sea of kamikaze zombies and learns that the devil you know may be easier to deal with than the devil you don’t. Thirty-one pages of fists and feet versus rotting flesh. It’s not J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Die.
• From multiple Eisner winner Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, The Big Guy and Rusty)!
• The blood-rushing conclusion!
• So much action, you’ll get an adrenaline contact high!
• Don’t miss Darrow each month in Dark Horse Presents!

WHO LIVES?! WHO DIES?!
S.H.O.O.T. First #4 (of 4)
Justin Aclin (W), Nicolás Daniel Selma (A/Cover), and Marlac (C)
On sale Jan 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The angels have found what they need to invoke the end of the world—and the Secular Humanist Occult Obliteration Taskforce is the only thing standing in their way. S.H.O.O.T. is changed forever in the action-packed conclusion to the miniseries everyone is talking about!
• Be sure to check out Justin Aclin’s Akaneiro!

HIGH-FLYING ACTION FROM JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV!
Skyman #1 (of 4)
Joshua Hale Fialkov (W), Manuel Garcia (P), Bit (I), Marta Martinez Garcia (C), and Freddie Williams II and Dan Scott (Cover/Variant cover)
On sale Jan 15
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
After an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Captain Midnight, a drunken Skyman accidentally kills an innocent man! Needing a new face for their initiative ASAP, the Skyman Program turns to US Air Force Sgt. Eric Reid: a wounded veteran on the ropes, looking for a new lease on life.
• Ultimates writer Joshua Hale Fialkov pens an all-new superhero series!

MIKE MIGNOLA’S IRON SOLDIER TAKES ON THE NAZIS!
Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War #3 (of 3)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Laurence Campbell (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Jan 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
A battle between the Black Flame and the iron soldier known as Sledgehammer heats up as the fight over a cutting-edge American warplane explodes in the sky!
• From the pages of Hellboy!
“Mignola has hit a home run with [Sledgehammer].”—Comic Bastards
“Mignola has, seemingly without effort, created another iconic superhero.”—Geeks Unleashed

The Star Wars #0
Jonathan Rinzler (W), Randy Stradley (W), Mike Mayhew (A), Sean Cooke (A), Kilian Plunkett (A), Stéphane Roux (A), Scott Kolins (A), and Nick Runge (Cover)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
One-shot
A companion to the eight-issue adaptation of The Star Wars, this is an exclusive peek behind the scenes at the designs that have brought a new—yet incredibly familiar—galaxy to life.
Included in this volume are the never-before-seen comics sequences that were used in Dark Horse’s pitch to George Lucas!
• Previously unpublished designs and comics pages!
• Companion to the official eight-issue adaptation of George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay for Star Wars!

CLOSING IN ON SKYWALKER!
Star Wars #13
Brian Wood (W), Facundo Percio (P), Dan Parsons (I), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Hugh Fleming (Cover)
On sale Jan 8
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
After a defeat by Rebel forces and the escape of prisoner Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader decides to clean house. From one end of the galaxy to the other, Vader’s “new broom”—a squad of elite stormtroopers backed by the Dark Lord’s own lightsaber—is sweeping the ranks of the Empire!
“Brian Wood’s writing of this new Star Wars series has been excellent from the first issue.”—Den of Geek

Fighting for the Empire!
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #2 (of 5)
Tim Siedell (W), Gabriel Guzman (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)
On sale Jan 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Clone trooper Hock has been through much since being left for dead by his Jedi leaders in the Clone Wars. Now, Hock believes he has found a truly great warrior who deserves loyalty and commands respect—Darth Vader! If Hock can impress the Dark Lord as a stormtrooper, he will have earned respect of his own from the leader he admires most.
• Tim Siedell (@badbanana) has one of Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds!
“A wonderful installment for Star Wars fans.”—Comic Book Resources

PRISONERS OF THE INFINITE EMPIRE!
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi—Force War #3 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and David Michael Beck (Cover)
On sale Jan 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Je’daii generals Daegen Lok and Xesh are captured by Xesh’s former Rakatan masters, and Xesh learns the truth behind his arrival on Tython. Half-mad with regret, he is forced to give the invaders the knowledge they need to defeat Xesh’s Je’daii friends—and enslave the entire planet!
• Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Volume 1 is one of the highest-selling collections in years!
“An awesome read.”—Geeks of Doom

History Repeats!
Star Wars: Legacy #11
Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Agustin Alessio (Cover)
On sale Jan 22
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Just who is Ania Solo? Is she a lowly salvage dealer from a backwater planet, as she says, or is she an escaped prisoner and the murderer of an Imperial Knight, as the authorities claim?
• Gabriel Hardman returns as artist!
“Like the original theatrical release . . . readers are left with a set of characters to relate to, assimilate with and cheer on.”—Comic Book Resources

GUILLERMO DEL TORO!
The Strain: The Fall #7
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale Jan 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Why does Setrakian, an elderly pawnbroker and a vampire expert, keep a still-beating vampiric heart in a jar? The grisly tale behind this gruesome artifact is a heart-wrenching story, but one that fuels revenge! Meanwhile, Dr. Goodweather’s capture has taken a turn for the worse as he faces execution . . . by vampire!
• Soon to be a TV show on FX!
“The subtle build of tension and terror still peppers every page.”—IGN

J. Michael Straczynski
John Connor versus Skynet—to the death!

Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #2 (of 12)
J. Michael Straczynski (W), Pete Woods (A/Cover), and Matt Wilson (C)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
As John Connor prepares for the final destruction of Skynet, the malicious computer intelligence devises its most terrifying plot ever. Reaching into the past to find psychotic killers whose intelligences can be uploaded into the most lethal Terminators yet, Skynet may finally have the tools to destroy Connor!
• From the mind of superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski (Ten Grand, The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor)!
• Pete Woods (Superman, Deadpool) creates a beautiful, deadly future!
“Woods exemplifies the hard-to-reach balance of character moments and high energy action.”—IGN

The Victories #8
Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover), Mike Hawthorne (A), and Nick Filardi (C)
On sale Jan 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
The Advisors succeed in combining Champion DNA to turn themselves into the powerful Posthumans in an effort to dominate the world. Heroes and villains may stand in their way, but nothing will stop the Posthumans from taking their “rightful” place ruling the planet until the return of the Visitors. Featuring an exclusive backup story illustrated by Mike Hawthrone (Deadpool).
• By Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming (cocreator of Powers).
• #FindtheVictories
• Ancient alien history and superheroes collide!

A SUPERVILLAIN IS BORN!
X #9
Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Jan 15
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Everyone in Arcadia knows: commit a crime, and sooner or later X will come for you. But how to get his attention if you want to die right now? And what if the notorious vigilante doesn’t want to execute a willing victim? It’s a clash of wills as X’s newest, most formidable nemesis takes the stage!
• A wild new arc begins!
• Swierczynski and Nguyen at the top of their game!
• Cover by Dave Wilkins!
“This is finely crafted mayhem from Dark Horse.” —Den of Geek

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