"Star Wars" Concludes in Dark Horse August 2014 Solicitations

Thu, May 15th, 2014 at 12:42pm PDT | Updated: May 20th, 2014 at 11:57am

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Roger returns!
Abe Sapien #15
Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Juan Ferreyra (A), and Sebastián Fiumara (Cover)
On sale Aug 13
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Before the Black Flame, Hell on Earth, and the death of Roger, Abe faces a creature that threatens to drain the soul from anyone it comes in contact with. The B.P.R.D. have fought for mankind for years—and it’s their own humanity that’s at stake this time.
• Colder artist Juan Ferreyra joins the Mignolaverse!
“As the year rolls on I can’t wait to see just what Mignola and the gang have in store for Abe Sapien.”—Bloody Disgusting

The complete series now in hardcover!
Action Philosophers! HC
Fred Van Lente (W) and Ryan Dunlavey (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 15
b&w/FC, 352 pages
$29.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Study the tenets of Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece; learn the lessons of Nietzsche, the original Übermensch; and meditate on the messages of Bodhidharma, a kung fu master. Laugh, learn, and laugh some more, as Van Lente and Dunlavey deliver this comprehensive cartoon history from the pre-Socratics to Jacques Derrida!
• Features the entire award–winning Action Philosophers! plus a new eight-page story!
“Totally irreverent and maniacally imaginative.”—Publishers Weekly

New Players, New Rules, New Season! (across Angel & Buffy spread)
Angel & Faith Season 10 #5
Victor Gischler (W), Derlis Santacruz (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Scott Fischer (Cover), and Chris Samnee and Jordie Bellaire (Variant cover)
On sale Aug 6
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Angel is plagued by nightmares and another menace for the streets of London: The new vampires, like the zompires before them, are leaving a trail of victims for the local police and Angel to pursue . . .
• Guest artist Derlis Santacruz, from the new Spike OGN!

“One of the all-time great epics of the medium.”—Garth Ennis (Preacher)
Arkwright Integral HC
Bryan Talbot (W/A/Cover) and Babbage Engine (C)
On sale Oct 8
b&w, 560 pages
$49.99
HC, 8" x 11"
In a swirling multiverse of endless possibilities and incalculable dangers, the fate of infinite existences depends on one man, a being of vast psychic power capable of traveling between parallel realities—Luther Arkwright! In a sprawling adult epic of boundless imagination, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and Heart of Empire are brought together for the first time in one essential hardcover volume.
• Talbot is recognized as a master of graphic fiction.
• Afterword by Warren Ellis.
“Offbeat and bizarre, it constantly defies expectation.”—Clive Barker (Hellraiser)

The perfect companion to the new game!
The Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition HC
BioWare (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 7
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 9" x 12"
The next generation of fantasy is here! Go behind the scenes of Dragon Age: Inquisition, the most ambitious game ever created by legendary developer BioWare!
Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen art pieces and commentary from the developers themselves, this volume offers revealing insight into the inspiration and creation of every facet of Dragon Age: Inquisition, from the heroes to the wondrous weapons they wield, the powerful beasts they battle, and the extraordinary world they inhabit.
• Filled with never-before-seen art!
• Commentary by the creators of Dragon Age!
• From BioWare, developers of the hit Mass Effect series!

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL GAMES OF A GENERATION!
The Art of Naughty Dog HC
Naughty Dog Studios (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 1
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 9" x 12"
Crash Bandicoot. Jak and Daxter. Uncharted. The Last of Us. One studio has been responsible for the most iconic video game experiences of this generation. Now, Dark Horse Books invites you on a thirty-year retrospective tour, observing Naughty Dog’s ascension to its place as one of the most influential production studios in the world!
• Filled with never-before-seen art and commentary from the creators of the games!
• The essential companion to the Naughty Dog collection!
• Released in conjunction with Naughty Dog’s thirtieth-anniversary multimedia event!

Burials and bloody rituals!
Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #2 (of 3)
Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Peter Bergting (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Ben Stenbeck (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Baltimore investigates a small town in Estonia where the Red King has been seen. But he has little luck getting the townsfolk to speak with him, and a farmhouse full of broken, bloodied bodies is his only lead.
• Art by Peter Bergting (The Portent, Domovoi).
• The story moves beyond the novel for the first time!

Eisner Award winner!
Battlepug Volume 3: Sit. Stay. Die! HC
Mike Norton (W/A/Cover) and Allen Passalaqua (C)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 72 pages
$14.99
HC, 12" x 8 1/2"
The last Kinmundian and his trusty Battlepug have survived many trials on their way to confront the evil beast mage known as Catwulf, but their encounter with the Dead Walker may be their last. The third installment of this Eisner Award–winning webcomic sees our heroes climbing to the very brink of death. Will they slip over the edge?
• Introduction by Roger Stern!
• Exclusive content not found in the webcomic!

“Wow! Blackout was one wild ride!”—All-Comic
Blackout Volume 1: Into the Dark TP
Frank J. Barbiere (W), Colin Lorimer (A/C), Micah Kaneshiro (A/C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 104 pages
$12.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Scott Travers’s special suit lets him move through our world in a shadowy parallel dimension—but he doesn’t know how the suit works or where it came from. With his benefactor missing, and with powerful adversaries after his gear, “Blackout” must find answers before the answers find him! Collects Blackout stories from the miniseries and from Dark Horse Presents #24–#26.
• From Frank Barbiere (The White Suits, Five Ghosts)!
• Part of Project Black Sky!
“Blackout has an absolutely fantastic plot that simultaneously feels very unique with a somewhat classic sensibility to the overall idea.”—All-Comic

BLACKSAD GOES ON THE ROAD!
Blacksad: Amarillo HC
Juan Díaz Canales (W) and Juanjo Guarnido (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 8
FC, 72 pages
$17.99
HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"
Hard-boiled feline detective John Blacksad is back in the latest tour de force from the multiple-award-winning duo of writer Juan Díaz Canales and artist Juanjo Guarnido!
Taking a much-needed break after the events of A Silent Hell, Blacksad lands a side job driving a rich Texan’s prized yellow Cadillac Eldorado across 1950s America, hitting the back roads from New Orleans to Tulsa. But before long, the car is stolen and Blacksad finds himself mixed up in another murder, with roughneck bikers, a shifty lawyer, one down-and-out Beat generation writer, and some sinister circus folk! When John Blacksad goes on the road, trouble is dead ahead!
• Eisner and Harvey award-winner!
• Available in English for the very first time!
• Translated by Katie LaBarbera and Neal Adams!
Introduction by Neal Adams!

A fiery, furious showdown!
Blade of the Immortal Volume 30: Vigilance TP
Hiroaki Samura (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 29
b&w, 216 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"
The penultimate volume! Disgraced Edo officer Habaki faces the man he’s vowed to take down—the rascally Anotsu. While Manji and Rin are forced to battle Habaki’s most tenacious, frightening Rokki-dan thug in a grotesque showdown, the enigmatic Makie has to fend off several Edo Castle henchmen at once!
• Hiroaki Samura’s popular manga series nears its conclusion!
“Samura’s work will thrill you, engage you, and even horrify you like no other artist working in film or print today.”—Geof Darrow

The perfect place to dive into a world gone mad!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #122
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Joe Querio (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)
On sale Aug 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Johann travels to Japan to fight giant monsters, but what he discovers is even more disturbing. A man with no brain has been drawing pictures . . . and they tell a terrifying story.
• Perfect jumping-on point for new readers.
“If you’ve ever fantasized about fighting monsters, there’s no reason to not pick this thing up.”—Comic Bastards

Now in paperback!
B.P.R.D: Plague of Frogs Volume 1 TP
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Christopher Golden (W), Geoff Johns (W), Michael Avon Oeming (W/A), Guy Davis (A), Ryan Sook (A), Cameron Stewart (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Oct 22
FC, 408 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
In 2001, Hellboy quit the B.P.R.D., leaving Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and a bizarre roster of special agents to defend the world from any occult threats and the growing menace of the frog army. Collects B.P.R.D.: Hollow Earth & Other Stories, B.P.R.D.: The Soul of Venice & Other Stories, and B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs.
• Brand-new trade paperback edition!
• Guy Davis’s Hellboy-universe debut!

Fred Van Lente and Freddie Williams II! Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #4 (of 4)
Fred Van Lente (W), Freddie Williams II (P/Cover), Jeremy Colwell (C), and Dan Scott (Cover)
On sale Aug 20
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
The president is in danger! The White House is under siege!
Brain Boy and his handler, the deadly secret agent known as Faraday, are locked in a psychic battle. But which one is trying to save the leader of the free world, and which one is trying to kill him? Which one of them is a pawn of the mysterious Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T.? This turbulent climax will extend your cerebral cortex to its very limits.
“This book has action, mystery, the supernatural, humor, and fantastic visuals; the whole package.”—All-Comic

Bride of the Water God Volume 16 TP
Mi-Kyung Yun (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 15
b&w, 168 pages
$9.99
TP, 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
Life as a mortal is horrifying and hazardous for the former water god Habaek! He’s been cursed by a jealous goddess—and his vengeful, misguided mother seeks to kill his human bride! Writer/artist Mi-Kyung Yun spins a high-stakes celestial drama full of secret plots and painful, impossible choices.
• Best-selling series in the United States and Korea!
“Gorgeous, romantic art and a compelling, fantasy-laced setting.”—Anime News Network

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #6
Christos Gage (W), Karl Moline (P), Andy Owens (I), Dan Jackson (C), Steve Morris (Cover), and Rebekah Isaacs (Variant cover)
On sale Aug 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
What should have been a simple exorcism turns into a disaster for Buffy and the Scoobies when, instead of horrors, a demon fights back with blissful childhood fantasies!
• Fray artist Karl Moline returns!
“Anyone who was on the fence about Season 10 should be convinced that it’s going to be one hell of a ride.”—Newsarama
“Dark Horse has brought their A-game talent to this comic, and it shows.”—Comic Book Resources

Captain Midnight #14
Joshua Williamson (W), Manuel Garcia (P), Bit (I), Marta Martínez (C), and Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Time is running out for Captain Midnight, as Tempus ups the stakes by taking a small town hostage. Faced with an awful choice, Captain Midnight can only protect the innocent townsfolk by releasing his dangerous inventions to a lunatic. It’s the good of the many or the good of the few, and Cap doesn’t have much time to decide: Save the hostages or protect the world?
• One of Comic Book Resources’ nine titles you should be reading!
“Project Black Sky is a pretty bold initiative for Dark Horse . . . With their flagship offering in this line . . . they have nailed it.”—Comic Bastards

The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 9: The Blood of the Serpent and Other Stories TP
Don Kraar (W), Mike Docherty (P/Cover), Fraja Bator (I/Cover), and George Roussos (C)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 208 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Conan and his allies prepare to crush the enemy coalition that nearly cost Conan his kingdom. With Conan’s daughter about to marry, the malefic sorcerer Crassus readies his own wedding gift—Conan’s destruction at the hands of his own son! Collects Marvel’s Conan the King #41–#45.
• Conan is a fantasy icon, inspiring novels, comics, games, three feature films, and a television series.

Conan the Avenger #5
Fred Van Lente (W), Eduardo Francisco (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Dan Scott (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Conan’s ally Agara has been imprisoned after learning a deadly truth—can he get word to Conan in time? Meanwhile, a witch sends a horrifying demon after Conan—will Conan find out who is behind these terrors before fear drives the city to tear itself apart?
• Fred Van Lente’s Conan is a hit!
“Highly recommended.”—Unleash the Fanboy
“Based on [Conan and the People of the Black Circle], I’m sure Van Lente . . . will do a great job.”—Comics Bulletin

A Best American Comics 2013 selection!
Concrete Park Volume 1: You Send Me HC
Tony Puryear (W/A/Cover) and Erika Alexander (W)
On sale Oct 1
FC, 64 pages
$12.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Earth’s outcasts, exiled to a distant desert planet, will either destroy each other or create something new. Concrete Park Volume 1, a dark, sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear (Eraser) and Erika Alexander, collects the acclaimed chapters from DHP into a “director’s cut” hardcover featuring new pages and bonus materials!
• An acclaimed sci-fi thriller with fantastic twists!
• Blockbuster screenwriter Tony Puryear cowrites and draws!
“A highly graphic style that is incredibly appealing.”—Comic Book Resources

Celebrating 50 years of Creepy!
Creepy #17
Paul Tobin (W), J. Torres (W), Dan Braun (W), Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover), Ron Salas (A), and Peter Bagge (A)
On sale Aug 13
b&w, 36 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Uncle Creepy emcees an execrable exhibition from some of horror comics’ most talented creators! Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra share the tidings of a grim guardian angel, and J. Torres and Ron Salas mount some twisted taxidermy! Creeps unite!
• New story from Colder team Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra!

Celebrating 50 years of Creepy!
Creepy Archives Volume 20 HC
Various (W/A)
On sale Oct 8
b&w, 264 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"
Overflowing with ferocious monsters, alien encounters, warrior chimps, and reality-bending creatures, this deluxe hardcover includes classic work by Frank Frazetta, Carmine Infantino, Bernie Wrightson, John Severin, and others! Collecting Creepy magazines #94–#98.
• A New York Times best-selling series!
• Includes Bernie Wrightson’s harrowing “The Laughing Man”!
• New foreword by Jonathan Case!

Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 8 HC
Lev Gleason (W), Dick Wood (W), Jack Alderman (A), Dan Barry (A), Charles Biro (A/Cover), Richard “Dick” Briefer (A), Joe Certa (A), Fred Guardineer (A), Walter Johnson (A), Bob Moore (A), Ed Moore (A), Rudy Palais (A), Paul Parker (A), Lee Teaford (A), and George Tuska (A)
On sale Oct 8
FC, 240 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Pyromaniacs, murderous thugs, and pinstriped goons wreak havoc in the notorious pre-Code Crime Does Not Pay anthology. This collection—featuring every uncensored page from Crime Does Not Pay issues #50 to #53—also includes a new foreword.
• Eisner and Harvey Award–nominated series!
• Foreword by Joel Rose (Get Jiro!, Miami Vice)!

A cosmic thrill ride from Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dan Abnett!
Dark Ages #1 (of 4)
Dan Abnett (W) and I. N. J. Culbard (A/Cover)
On sale Aug 13
FC, 40 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The medieval world is locked in war. As a godless mercenary company slogs across Europe in search of sustenance and coin, they encounter a demonic force born not of hell, but of somewhere else entirely!
• From the creators of Vertigo’s The New Deadwardians!
• Starship Troopers meets Kingdom of Heaven!
• From New York Times best-selling author Dan Abnett!

New DHP 48-page format!
Dark Horse Presents #1
Geof Darrow (W/A/Cover/Variant cover), Frank Miller (W), Peter Hogan (W), Brendan McCarthy (W/A), Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Justin Gray (W), Damon Gentry (W), David Mack (W/A), Steve Parkhouse (A), Andy Kuhn (A), and Aaron Conley (A)
On sale Aug 20
FC, 48 pages
$4.99
Ongoing
Geof Darrow and Frank Miller’s Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot returns in this new volume of the award-winning, long-running anthology powerhouse Dark Horse Presents! Also in the 48-page tome of awesome comics: Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien, Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn’s Wrestling with Demons, Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley’s Sabertooth Swordsman, and David Mack’s Kabuki!
• Big Guy and Rusty return!
• The award-winning series returns at a new price—$4.99!
• Features special Geof Darrow gallery!
“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

From the team behind Star Wars: Legacy!
Deep Gravity #2 (of 4)
Gabriel Hardman (W/Cover), Corinna Bechko (W), Mike Richardson (W), Fernando Baldó (A), Nick Filardi (C), and Matthew Wilson (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
An interstellar cargo ship is hit! Meteors rip through the hull and hundreds of crew members are cast into space. How will the surviving crew make it back to the planet alive?
• Written by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes).
• From a story by Mike Richardson (47 Ronin)!

“This is a winner.”—Comic Book Resources
Dream Thief: Escape #3 (of 4)
Jai Nitz (W) and Greg Smallwood (A/Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
At the worst possible moment, John Lincoln gets possessed by another ghost! His daring prison-break plans take an unexpected detour as the Dream Thief and the spirit of his father take on a nasty drug dealer . . . and see a familiar face!
“An ambitious and beautifully produced fever dream. Don’t wake me up, I want to stay in.”—Jonathan Hickman

Foreword by Bruce Campbell!
The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 5 HC
Bill Gaines (W), Al Feldstein (W), Jerry De Fuccio (W), Jack Davis (A/Cover), Joe Orlando (A), Jack Kamen (A), Graham Ingels (A), George Evans (A), Reed Crandall (A), Bill Elder (A), Bernie Krigstein (A), Marie Severin (C), and Carlos Badilla (C)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 216 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/16" x 11"
Dark Horse Comics brings even more macabrely majestic Tales from the Crypt! This terrifying tome has been digitally recolored—using Marie Severin’s original palette as a guide—and features stories drawn by all-star comic artists Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, George Evans, Graham Ingels, Bill Elder, Bernie Krigstein, Reed Crandall, and Joe Orlando! Collects Tales from the Crypt #41–#46 in full color!
• Includes all the original ads, text pieces, and letters!

Eisner Award Hall of Famer Richard Corben!
Edgar Allan Poe’s Spirits of the Dead HC
Richard Corben (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 1
FC, 216 pages
$24.99
HC, 7" x 10"
This is the complete collection of Edgar Allan Poe classics adapted by master horror comics artist and Eisner Hall of Fame inductee Richard Corben. Collects all DHP stories, The Conqueror Worm, The Fall of the House of Usher #1–#2, The Raven and the Red Death, Morella and the Murders in the Rue Morgue and more.
“Richard Corben’s art. Man, the guy just gets better and better. There is no plateau.”—Comics Bulletin

The ultimate tribute for fans!
ElfQuest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition HC
Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover) and Richard Pini (W)
On sale Oct 8
b&w, 176 pages
$125.00
HC, 12 1/8" x 17"
ElfQuest continues to capture the imaginations of readers of all ages, as Chief Cutter and the Wolfriders battle savage humans, forge lasting alliances, and discover strange new lands in this ultimate fantasy adventure! This oversized gallery edition collects the first five issues of The Original Quest, “Fire and Flight.” Each page is carefully scanned from Wendy’s original art to capture every stroke and detail.
• Winner of the Golden Pen Award from the Young Adult Advisory Committee!
• Celebrate thirty-five years of the seminal ElfQuest!
“It’s something special and will pull you in from the first time you read it!” —Major Spoilers

The Eltingville Club HC
Evan Dorkin (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 1
FC, 144 pages
$19.99
HC, 7 3/4" x 11"
Take-no-prisoners trivia-offs. Pill-fueled Twilight Zone marathons. Fan interventions. Here is the ultimate word on the fugly side of fandom, collecting every Eltingville story from Dork, House of Fun, and The Eltingville Club #1–#2, three of which won the Eisner Award for Best Short Story. Also features the Northwest Comix Collective alt-comics smackdown and an afterword about the 2002 Adult Swim animated pilot. Definitive, complete, and unashamed, this is fandom at its fan-dumbest, in the mighty Eltingville manner!
• By Eisner and Harvey winner Evan Dorkin (Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Superman: The Animated Series, Beasts of Burden)!

Emily and the Strangers: Breaking the Record #3 (of 3)
Rob Reger (W), Mariah Huehner (W), Cat Farris (A/C/Cover), and Buzz Parker (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The people responsible for the stray cat population explosion have been revealed, but can Emily and the Strangers stop the plot and find homes for these cats? And will they be able to put aside their differences and record an out-of-this-world album, all while playing detective on the kitty case? It’s gonna come down to the wire in the rocking conclusion to Breaking the Record!
• An Emily the Strange feature film is currently in development!
“This is the Emily we’ve all been waiting for.”—IGN

From fantasy legend Michael Hague!
Eye of Newt #3 (of 4)
Michael Hague (W/A/Cover)
On sale Aug 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The imaginative genius of Michael Hague weaves an unforgettable myth of sorcerers and dragons! As the wizard’s apprentice Newt continues his trek through the Netherworld, he finds magical clues to solve the mystery that is his fate!
• From the renowned illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Hobbit!

Game of Thrones
On sale Aug 6
Daenerys Targaryen Coaster Set
$9.99
On sale Aug 6
Daenerys Targaryen Lunchbox
$14.99
Daenerys is emerging as a key character in the HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones. We are pleased to present four different images of her as a set of high-quality 4" x 4" coasters in a full-color box and a sturdy-gauge tin lunchbox, measuring 8" x 7" x 4".

Gantz Volume 33 TP
Hiroya Oku (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 22
b&w, 216 pages
$13.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/16"
While the war with the aliens is apparently over, aboard the invaders’ mother ship, human prisoners face a parade of horrors for the televised amusement of the offworlders. And as Kei desperately tries to find his beloved Tae, help comes from an unexpected source—one of the aliens!
“Drawn with eye-popping realism, Oku’s scenes range from infanticide to bestiality to painful adolescent awkwardness, raising standard geek fare to a new level of sophistication.”—Entertainment Weekly

GHOST HUNTED!
Ghost #7
Chris Sebela (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Jenny Frison (Cover)
On sale Aug 6
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Ghost is drawn into the dangerous underground of black market weaponry!
The tech-savvy bounty hunter observing Ghost has pinpointed her weaknesses—and now he’s ready to take her down and deliver her to his mysterious employers!
“Loaded with mystery and drama, set against a fantastically large supernatural backdrop.”—Comic Vine
“Everything you could hope for.”—Multiversity

The Goon is back!
The Goon: Occasion of Revenge #2 (of 8)
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
It’s full-blown war between the Goon’s Family and the Witch Gang, while the Goon becomes entangled with a woman who is more than willing to fight by his side. Meanwhile, Willy Nagel’s own personal story of revenge is played out, revealing his past secrets.
• Created by Eisner Award winner Eric Powell!

Five-time Eisner Award winning series!
The Goon Volume 13: For Want of Whiskey and Blood TP
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover) and Bill Farmer (C)
On sale Oct 8
FC, 128 pages
$16.99
TP, 7" x 10"
The return of the Zombie Priest, a Latin-tongued Godzilla, drunk sailors, and a Halloween visit from Billy the Kid are just a few of the special tricks and treats for Goon and company in this new collection from Eric Powell that Comic Book Resources calls “the product of a contentedly demented mind.” This volume collects The Goon #42–#45.

BARBARIAN BATTLES!
Groo vs. Conan #2 (of 4)
Mark Evanier (W), Sergio Aragonés (A/Cover), Thomas Yeates (A/Cover), and Tom Luth (C)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Eisner Award winners Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés team with the incomparable Thomas Yeates for a crossover thousands of years in the making. Groo vs. Conan pits the two most feared barbarians in comics against one another. Will the savagery of Conan overwhelm the stupidity of Groo, or will Groo’s unmatched aptitude for destruction catch the Cimmerian swordsman off guard?
• Comics’ greatest barbarians together at last!

“What I thought would have just been a good start for this series turned into something great.”—Geeked Out Nation
Halo: Escalation #9
Brian Reed (W), Sergio Ariño (P), Juan Castro (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
In the days following the events of Halo 4, the Master Chief faced one of his greatest challenges. Halo® lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel) takes the Master Chief from the fires of Halo 4 to the pages of Escalation in “The Next 72 Hours” Part 2!
• From Halo lead writer and comics veteran Brian Reed!
• An essential addition to the Halo canon!
• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!

HUMANITY CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE!
Halo: Escalation Volume 1 TP
Chris Schlerf (W), Sergio Ariño (P), Ricardo Sánchez (P), Juan Castro (I), Rob Lean (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Oct 8
FC, 152 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Following the events of Halo 4, Captain Thomas Lasky and Spartan Commander Sarah Palmer lead the UNSC Infinity into a battle against enemies without and within! The story of the Halo® universe continues in this thrilling collection of Halo: Escalation #1–#6.
• From Chris Schlerf, lead writer of Halo 4!
• Collects the first six issues of the thrilling new ongoing series!

Eisner and Harvey Award winner
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 6 TP
Kazuo Koike (W), Goseki Kojima (A), and Frank Miller (Cover)
On sale Oct 1
b&w, 696 pages
$19.99
TP, 5” x 7”
Yagyū Retsudō’s quest to kill ōgami Ittō has cost him three brave sons, countless warriors, and an eye. But Retsudō has two illegitimate children, a son and a daughter who are nothing to Retsudō but another sword and a vessel to carry a true heir to the Yagyū!
• The acclaimed classic by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima.
• Over 700 pages, value priced!
• Cover by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley

DRAMA, LOVE AND ROCKETS STYLE!
Loverboys HC
Gilbert Hernandez (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 1
b&w, 88 pages
$19.99
HC, 6" x 9"
In the small Palomar-like town of Lagrimas, a young “loverboy” has a torrid affair with the woman who once was his seventh grade teacher, while three young girls plot to poison the populace. It’s a passionate tale as only Gilbert Hernandez, the legendary cocreator of Love and Rockets, can deliver!
• Original hardcover graphic novel!
Gilbert Hernandez is “one of the greatest American storytellers. It’s so hard to do funny, tragic, local and epic, and he does all simultaneously, and with great aplomb.”—Junot Díaz, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Marvel Classic Characters: X-Men 94 #6: Banshee
On sale Nov 12
Packaged in a custom litho-printed tin box, containing character booklet and unique pin back button. Limited to 750 numbered copies.
$49.95
Banshee first appeared in X-Men #28 in 1967. He was an adversary to the X-Men under coercion, but soon befriended the team and eventually appeared as a member of the X-Men in Giant-Size X-Men #1, continuing in X-Men #94, which we are honoring with a limited-edition set of 1930s-inspired collectible statuettes.

The Crash was only a prelude!
The Massive #26
Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), and J. P. Leon (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
What remains of civilization is being obliterated by a series of cataclysmic events. The crew of the Kapital struggle to find a safe haven in the destructive chaos, but to no avail. Mary’s return to Ninth Wave comes with answers, but are they what Cal and the others want to hear?
“Between [The Massive] and Saga, be happy that we’re in the middle of a renaissance for sci-fi comics.”—MTV Geek

New York Times bestseller!
Mind Mgmt #25
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
After nearly losing her mind at the hands of the Eraser, Meru begins her final journey to the heart of Mind Management!
• The beginning of the end!
• Includes a special recap story for new readers!
“It will blow your mind.” —Unleash the Fanboy

Misfits of Avalon Volume 1: The Queen of Air and Delinquency TP
Kel McDonald (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 8
b&w, 176 pages
$14.99
TP, 6" x 9"
Four misfit teens are reluctant recruits to save the mystical isle of Avalon. Magically empowered and directed by a talking dog, they must stop the rise of King Arthur. As they struggle to become a team, they’re faced with the discovery that they may not be the good guys . . . Book 1 of 3.
• Magical-girl manga with an Arthurian twist!
• From the creator of Sorcery 101!
• See a free preview at KelMcDonald.com.

Pariah #7 (of 8)
Aron Warner (W), Philip Gelatt (W), and Brett Weldele (A/Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
As personality clashes cause the Vitros to divide, Maudsley reveals his true colors on Earth, while Lila preps the ship to exit Earth’s orbit.
“Tense, suspenseful action + sharp characters + an interesting world I want to learn more about = a series that has landed itself on my pull list.”—Comic Spectrum
“If you are a fan of classic sci-fi stories, you’ll find something to like in this book.”—We the Nerdy

WE3 MEETS TRUE ROMANCE!
POP #1 (of 4)
Curt Pires (W), Jason Copland (A), Pete Toms (C), and Dylan Todd (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
What if the world’s pop stars and celebrities were literally products, grown by the world’s wealthiest (and most depraved) minds—and one of them escaped?
As unique as it is entertaining, POP is a white-knuckled thrill ride through the marketing-mastered, technologically tethered tragicomedy we call life.
• Multiversity Comics named Curt Pires a “Creator to Watch in 2013.”
• ComicBook.com named Jason Copland a “Creator to Watch in 2014.”
• Smart and savage! Sexy and scathing!

WAY OUT OF HIS JURISDICTION!
Predator versus Judge Dredd versus Aliens HC
John Wagner (W), Andy Diggle (W), Alcatena (A), Henry Flint (A/Cover), Brian Bolland (A), Greg Staples (A), and Frazer Irving (A)
On sale Oct 8
FC, 184 pages
$29.99
HC, 6 5/8" x 10 1/8"
Dark Horse and 2000 AD team up to bring you a collection of the classic stories Predator versus Judge Dredd and Judge Dredd versus Aliens in one handsome hardcover. It’s up to Dredd to keep innocent blood out of the gutters of Mega-City One as he holds off the universe’s most efficient killing machines.
• Art by Alcatena, Henry Flint, Greg Staples, Jock, Frazer Irving, Brian Bolland, and more!
• Written by the legendary John Wagner (A History of Violence).

“I will definitely be watching the skies for further developments.”—Bleeding Cool
Project Black Sky: Secret Files TP
Fred Van Lente (W), Michael Broussard (A/Cover), Steve Ellis (A), Guiu Vilanova (A), and Dan Jackson (C)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 104 pages
$14.99
TP, 7" x 10"
In the late 1930s, a covert government agency was established to protect Earth from potential extraterrestrial threats. These brave men and women were called Project Black Sky, and what they discovered would change the course of human history. Collects Free Comic Book Day 2014: Project Black Sky and sixty pages of the ProjectBlackSky.net webcomic.
• Written by New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente (Archer and Armstrong)!
• Featuring art from Michael Broussard (Incredible Hulk, Artifacts, The Darkness)!
• A perfect jumping-on point for the whole Project Black Sky line!

Sin City
On sale Aug 6
Sin City Coaster Set
Four 4" x 4" cork-backed coasters in color box
Ten bucks
Sin City Magnet Set
Set is 7 3/4" x 10" in plastic sleeve
Nine bucks
Sin City Playing Cards Second Edition
Five bucks
Sin City Buttons Counter Display
200 buttons (8 each of 25 designs)
Two hundred bucks
There’s a town without pity, and we all are citizens.
Frank Miller’s two-fisted graphic novels are hard boiled classics. His high-contrast graphics are immediately recognizable.
We are celebrating them with an update of one of our most popular merchandise items, the Sin City playing cards, and a new range of magnets, coasters, and buttons.

From the award-winning creator of Jeremiah!
Station 16 HC
Yves H. (W) and Hermann (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 56 pages
$19.99
HC, 8" x 11"
May 1997, Russia, north of the Arctic Circle: A border patrol rookie receives a distress call from the long-abandoned Station 16, uninhabited since the heyday of massive nuclear testing more than thirty years ago. When he and his squad fly out to investigate the call, they find an injured man who claims that the rookie was his attacker—and suddenly a nuclear explosion blasts the sky!
• Presented in English for the first time!
• Published in collaboration with Strip Art Features.

The end of an era!
Star Wars #20
Brian Wood (W), Carlos D’Anda (A), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Hugh Fleming (Cover)
On sale Aug 13
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Leia risks it all for a friend she hasn’t seen since childhood! Han, Luke, and Chewie risk it all for Leia!
Brian Wood and Carlos D’Anda say farewell to that galaxy far, far away before they send our heroes to an unknown fate!
“This is a great read and has been each and every issue.”—Comics List

A princess betrayed!
Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Girl TP
Brian Wood (W), Stéphane Créty (P), Julien Hugonnard-Bert (I), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Víctor Manuel Leza (Cover)
On sale Oct 1
FC, 96 pages
$16.99
TP, 7" x 10"
To the shock of all who know her, Princess Leia has announced her intention to marry the prince of the remote planet Arrochar! While the Rebels are losing a princess, they’re gaining a new base—a safe haven from the Empire. Or are they? Collects Star Wars #15–#18.
“Now that Disney owns the Star Wars rights, we won’t have this excellent book much longer, so grab it and enjoy it while you still can.”—Rhymes with Geek

Star Wars Volume 4: A Shattered Hope TP
Brian Wood (W), Zack Whedon (W), Facundo Percio (P), Carlos D’Anda (P), Davidé Fabbri (P), Dan Parsons (I), Christian Dalla Vecchia (I), Gabe Eltaeb (C), Ronda Pattison (C), and Hugh Fleming (Cover)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 96 pages
$16.99
TP, 7" x 10"
After a defeat by the Rebels, Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline in the Imperial ranks—with his own elite stormtroopers. Meanwhile, having evaded Vader once again, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker strike another blow for freedom! Collects Star Wars #13–#14, #19–#20, and Star Wars FCBD 2012.
The final chapter in Dark Horse’s Star Wars series!

Doom on Dathomir!
Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir #4 (of 4)
Jeremy Barlow (W), Juan Frigeri (P), Mauro Vargas (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Chris Scalf (Cover)
On sale Aug 20
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Count Dooku is possessed by the spirit of Mother Talzin! Darth Maul’s Shadow Collective is shattered! The Separatists attack! And Darth Sidious himself enters the fight!
• Based on unproduced episodes of the television series The Clone Wars!

Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir TP
Jeremy Barlow (W), Juan Frigeri (P), Mauro Vargas (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Chris Scalf (Cover)
On sale Oct 1
FC, 96 pages
$16.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Darth Maul forms the Shadow Collective—a criminal organization composed of the Hutts, Black Sun, the Mandalorians, and the fearsome Nightbrothers—and wages war against Darth Sidious and his generals, Count Dooku and General Grievous! Collects Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir #1–#4.
• Adapted from unproduced screenplays for season 6 of The Clone Wars, this is the final chapter planned in Darth Maul’s saga!

The final battle!
Star Wars: Legacy #18
Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Brian Albert Thies (A), Jordan Boyd (C), and Agustin Alessio (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Ania Solo and her friends find themselves fighting alongside the Imperial Knights and the Empress herself against a legion of Sith! While the others fight for control of the galaxy, Ania fights to save her friend—Imperial Knight Jao Assam, who has been enslaved by the dark side!
“Star Wars: Legacy is essential reading for any Star Wars fan, and it’s one of the best tie-in comics on shelves at the moment. Highly recommended.”—All-Comic

Ania Solo versus the Empire!
Star Wars: Legacy Volume 4—Empire of One TP
Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Brian Albert Thies (P), Jordan Boyd (C), and Agustin Alessio (Cover)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 112 pages
$16.99
TP, 7" x 10"
When Ania Solo and her companions embark on a covert rescue mission, they have no idea they’re headed into a showdown with the Sith that could alter the balance of power in the galaxy! Collects Star Wars: Legacy #16–#18 and #0½.
• Includes the updated handbook of the Legacy era!
The final chapter in Dark Horse’s Star Wars: Legacy series!

Matt Kindt writes Star Wars!
Star Wars: Rebel Heist TP
Matt Kindt (W), Marco Castiello (P), Dan Parsons (I), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Adam Hughes (Cover)
On sale Oct 8
FC, 104 pages
$15.99
TP, 7" x 10"
The Rebel Alliance’s newest recruits are teamed with its greatest heroes to hatch a plot and pull off a heist right under the noses of the Empire’s finest. Is it possible that Princess Leia’s, Han Solo’s, and others’ most obvious weaknesses might also be their greatest strengths? Collects Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1–#4.
• Cover by Adam Hughes!
• Classic characters of Star Wars in an all-new adventure!

The Strain: The Night Eternal #1
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale Aug 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
It’s been two years since the Master’s plan succeeded and a near apocalypse coated the world in darkness. Now able to roam freely, the Master’s legion of vampires rule the world—a horrifying police state where humans are harvested for blood. As humanity despairs, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and an unlikely team of heroes continue their fight against extinction and hope to unlock the secret to the Master’s demise.
• The final chapter in the Strain Trilogy, by Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan, begins here!
“A truly engrossing tale.”—Bloody Disgusting
“Great writing Lapham. I'm locked in.” —Comic Bastards

NEW ONGOING SERIES!
Sundowners #1
Tim Seeley (W), Jim Terry (A), Sean Dove (C), and Chris Brunner (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Faster than lightning! Stronger than steel! Crazier than an outhouse rat? Enter the Sundowners—sworn to protect humanity from interdimensional invaders! But is the threat real, or is it all in their heads?
• From Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash, The Occultist)!
• A dark look at the thin line between heroism and insanity!

“Highest possible recommendation.”—SciFiPulse
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #8 (of 12)
J. Michael Straczynski (W), Pete Woods (A/Cover), and Matt Wilson (C)
On sale Aug 6
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
While Skynet struggles against the deranged digital psyche of a serial murderer, John Connor makes plans to avert the present crisis in the past! Resistance hero Simon braces for his fateful journey across time, unaware that what awaits him twenty-six years ago could lead to his doom . . .
• J. Michael Straczynski!
• Pete Woods (Superman, Deadpool) brings the destruction!
• Celebrating 30 years of The Terminator!

Gail Simone!
Tomb Raider #7
Gail Simone (W), Rhianna Pratchett (W), Nicolás Daniel Selma (P), Juan Gedeon (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Stephanie Hans (Cover)
On sale Aug 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
A new story starts here, cowritten by Gail Simone and Rhianna Pratchett!
Lara Croft attempts to honor the past but is dragged into a dangerous new journey. A creepy amusement park and a mysterious woman with a personal connection to the terrifying events of Yamatai Island throw Lara’s world into peril once again!
• The Tomb Raider video game has sold over six million copies!
• The classic character reimagined!

Usagi Yojimbo meets H.G. Wells!
Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1 (of 6)
Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover) and Tom Luth (Cover colors)
On sale Aug 6
b&w, 24 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Twenty years in his future, Miyamoto Usagi fights as a general for Lord Noriyuki, against the treacherous Lord Hikiji. In the fury of the final battle, a metal rocket crashes to earth—and inside is an enemy that neither side could have ever imagined! Witness the final fates of your favorite Usagi characters, in this all-new samurai epic with a startling science fiction twist!
• From multiple–Eisner award-winning creator Stan Sakai!
• An all new story set in Usagi’s future!
Celebrating Usagi’s 30th anniversary!

30 YEARS OF USAGI YOJIMBO!
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 1 TP & Ltd. HC
Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 22
b&w/FC, 632 pages
$24.99
TP, 7” x 10”
On sale Oct 22
b&w/FC, 632 pages
$79.99
Ltd. HC, 7” x 10”
Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of Stan Sakai’s beloved rabbit ronin, Dark Horse proudly presents Miyamoto Usagi’s epic trek along the warrior’s path in a new series of deluxe compilations, beginning with over 600 pages of Usagi’s essential adventures. Collects Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 2 #1–#16 and Vol. 3 #1–#6!
• Stan Sakai’s series gets the deluxe treatment from Dark Horse!
• Over 600 pages of samurai action and adventure!
• Full-color cover gallery!
• Usagi Yojimbo has won multiple awards and been published all over the world!
• Also available in a limited hardcover of 900 signed copies.

SEEK THE TRUTH!
Vachss: Underground HC
Andrew Vachss (W), Chet Williamson (W), Mike Richardson (W), Dominic Reardon (A), Jeremy Colwell (C), and Sean Phillips (Cover)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 160 pages
$29.99
HC, 7" x 10"
The hard-hitting tale of oppression and revolution continues in this original graphic novel collecting the three-part Underground from Dark Horse Presents and over one hundred pages of new content!
When the fascist Rulers coerce millions into the despotically governed Underground, only the subversive message of the Book Boys can set the people free!
• Over 100 pages of never-before-published material!
• Adapted from a screenplay by Andrew Vachss, acclaimed author of Hard Looks and the Burke series!
• Cover by Fatale’s Sean Phillips!

Metatron Returns!
The Victories #14
Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover) and Nick Filardi (C)
On sale Aug 6
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Faustus sits at the place of Ascension, but is he ready to meet the Visitors? Will he go back to the dark path that could lead to his ruin . . . and that of humanity?
• By the Eisner Award–winning cocreator of Powers!
• Bloodstained final issue next month!
“The Victories never lets me down.”—Comic Bastards

From horror fiction legend Kim Newman!
Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #3 (of 5)
Kim Newman (W), Maura McHugh (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Julián Totino Tedesco (Cover)
On sale Aug 20
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Local officials present a façade of normalcy, but the Witchfinder knows there’s something wrong with the denizens of Unland, and he’s starting to uncover what that has to do with the dying founder of the town and the elixir he invented that put the town on the map . . .
• Created by Mike Mignola!
• From the pages of Hellboy!

THE ARCHON ATTACKS!
X #16
Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Tony Parker (Cover)
On sale Aug 13
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
X has faced some tough foes in his vigilante career—but even Berkshire, Deathwish, and the Dogs of War were still regular humans! Now, a case of mistaken identity has pitted X against the immense (and immensely powerful) Archon . . . in a fight that will bring Arcadia to its knees!
• A crucial chapter in the Project Black Sky event!
“I like where X is headed and have bought in to Swierczynski and Nguyen’s world, lock, stock, and bloody barrel!”—Unleash the Fanboy

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