"Buffy," "Aliens," "Grendel," & More in Dark Horse September 2014 Solicitations

Mon, June 16th, 2014 at 2:36pm PDT | Updated: June 16th, 2014 at 2:38pm

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#1 for $1: Ghost #1
Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), Christopher Sebela (W), Ryan Sook (A), and Terry Dodson (Cover)
On sale Sept 3
FC, 32 pages
$1.00
One-shot
Ghost, the hero trapped between two worlds, fights to protect Chicago from extradimensional demons disguised as humans. When a familiar stranger destroys an el train, Ghost makes a deal with a devil for the chance to uncover her own mysterious past. The perfect issue to join this action-packed superhero title!
• Look for the Ghost Volume 2 collection on sale September 10, 2014!
"Ghost #1 is a very, very pretty comic book." -- IGN

Abe Sapien #16
Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Sebastián Fiumara (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Sept 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Abe returns to the place where Fenix shot him, and things get worse when a mysterious gas begins to leak from the ground. Pursued by a crew sent to bring him down, he runs into two different apocalypse cults, one of which worships Abe!
• From the pages of Hellboy!
• Major new arc starts here!
"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
"If you're behind on the title, jump on with the next issue as it will start the next chapter of Abe's journey." -- Comic Bastards

Chris Roberson writes Aliens!
Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 (of 4)
Chris Roberson (W), Patric Reynolds (A), Dave Stewart (C), David Palumbo (Cover), and Fiona Staples (Variant cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony -- but they'll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!
• First issue in an exciting direction for Aliens!
• From critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson!
• Variant cover by Fiona Staples (Saga, North 40)!

New Players, New Rules, New Season!
Angel & Faith Season 10 #6
Victor Gischler (W), Will Conrad (P/Variant cover), Michelle Madsen (C), and Scott Fischer (Cover)
On sale Sept 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Faith's next mission for Deepscan is one she can't resist -- tracking the missing Riley Finn in South America. The girl has got some residual guilt over that military demon hunter... Meanwhile, in London's Magic Town, Angel is confronted by yet another old frenemy.
"Gischler and Conrad make a fine addition to this team and I'll eagerly be awaiting each issue that comes out." -- SciFiPulse
"Highly recommended." -- Unleash the Fanboy

THE WRATH OF AN ANCIENT SPIRIT!
Avatar: The Last Airbender -- The Rift Part Three TP
Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)

On sale Nov 5
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6" x 9"
Written and drawn by the creative team behind the best-selling The Promise and The Search, in collaboration with the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar and the perfect companion to Korra!
• The official continuation of Airbender from its creators!
"As with much of what the show and comic series have done, it's nothing like what I expected, and is still so satisfying." -- Fandom Post

Axe Cop Volume 6: The American Choppers TP
Malachai Nicolle (W) and Ethan Nicolle (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 19
FC, 96 pages
$12.99
TP, 7" x 10"
President of the World Axe Cop reunites with Super Axe, an old friend from college, and the two of them decide to start a superteam of heroes to defend America called the American Choppers. They are joined by Captain Axe, Axe Girl, Axe Woman, Axe Dog, and other heroes. The only problem is that there are no bad guys left -- but that all changes when mysterious giant creatures attack the city. Collects Axe Cop: The American Choppers #1–#3.
• Check out the Axe Cop animated TV series on FOX!

Bad Blood TP
Jonathan Maberry (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 26
FC, 136 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Life was hard enough for Trick Croft as a college student and a cancer patient -- then the vampires attacked and slaughtered his best friend. Now Trick knows that his blood is poison to the bloodsuckers, and he will stop at nothing to eradicate them. Collects issues #1–#5 of the miniseries.
• Written by Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry (V-Wars)!
• At by Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.)!

The dead rise!
Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #3 (of 3)
Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Peter Bergting (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Ben Stenbeck (Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Baltimore's investigations come to a halt when the dead of Estonia rise from their graves and demons rip from their corpses -- the children of the Red King's witch! The story moves beyond the novel for the first time!
• Peter Bergting (The Portent: Ashes, Domovoi) joins the Mignolaverse!
"Mignola's and Golden's Baltimore... is a worthwhile addition to the dark fantasy worlds fostered by Dark Horse." -- Comics Bulletin

Bob Powell's Compete Cave Girl HC
Gardner Fox (W), James Vance (W), John Wooley (W), Mark Schultz (W), and Bob Powell (A)
On sale Nov 5
FC, 176 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"
A lost masterpiece by cult artist Bob Powell! This deluxe hardcover collects early fifties Thun'Da and Cave Girl stories, featuring campy and sexy "jungle girl" genre material at its leopard-skinned finest! Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales) provides an introduction. Includes an essay by Eisner-winning author James Vance (Kings in Disguise) and John Wooley (Fangoria).
• Complete collection of cult favorite Cave Girl!
• Designed by Eisner-winner Randy Dahlk (The Rocketeer Artist's Edition)

JODOROWSKY & MANARA!
The Borgias HC
Alejandro Jodorowsky (W) and Milo Manara (A)
On sale Nov 12
FC, 216 pages
$59.99
HC, 8.375" x 10.875"
When Pope Innocent VIII dies, the corrupt, licentious Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia schemes, murders, and seduces his way into becoming the new pope, immediately securing positions for his family and thereby ensuring a Borgia dynasty. With breathtakingly beautiful painted artwork by Manara, this account of Italy's first Mafia family by Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is among comics' -- and history's -- sexiest, most violent, and most engaging epics! All four chapters newly translated and collected in English for the first time.
• Introduction by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá!
• The complete collaboration between legends Alejandro Jodorowsky (Metabarons, The Incal, Technopriests) and Milo Manara (Click!, Indian Summer)!
• Translated by Blacksad translator Katie LaBarbera!
• Preface by Jodorowsky!

All-out monster battle for Japan!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #123
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Joe Querio (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)
On sale Sept 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
A giant monster unlike anything the BPRD has seen yet battles the Ogdru Hem for dominion over Japan!
• Twenty years of Hellboy!
"Each month, I wish I had more insightful things to say about the book other than 'GAAAAH THIS IS SO GOOD,' but eventually, you run out of praise to hurl." -- Multiversity

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #7
Christos Gage (W), Nicholas Brendon (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Sept 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
As Spike and Xander bond -- while also seriously getting on each other's nerves -- they are tempted to start writing some rules of their own in the book of magical laws... concerning Buffy and Dawn!
"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

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Volume 1: New Rules TP
Christos Gage (W), Nicholas Brendon (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Nov 12
FC, 136 pages
$18.99
TP, 7" x 10"
While slaying a hoard of zompires, Buffy and her pals are shocked to discover a new kind of vampire: harder to kill, able to transform and walk in the light of day -- like Dracula... The rules of magic are literally being rewritten... Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1–#5.
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
"Highest possible recommendation." -- SciFiPulse

Captain Midnight #15
Joshua Williamson (W), Manuel Garcia (P), Bit (I), Marta Martínez (C), and Victor Ibáñez (Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
The tech-obsessed madman Tempus has set fire to Captain Midnight's local community and captured the hero, and now he's about to pick his brain... literally! As the buildings burn and the buzz saw roars, can Captain Midnight save the day and mend his mind by being the hero and the man the people need?
• Written by Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Nailbiter)!
"Simply put: take flight and have some fun because this comes highly recommended." -- Unleash the Fanboy

The Chronicles of Conan Volume 28: Blood and Ice and Other Stories TP
Charles Santino (W), Val Semeiks (W/P), Gary Kwapisz (P), Alfredo Alcala (I), George Roussos (C), and Jim Lee and Scott Williams (Cover)
On sale Nov 26
FC, 224 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Conan's plan to plunder a mountain gold mine goes awry when he discovers that it has just been robbed! The angry barbarian decides to reclaim his prize and pursue the burglars across the frozen peaks, where nature itself is the deadliest of foes. Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #215–#223.
• All stories collected for the first time!

Fred Van Lente! Eduardo Francisco!
Conan the Avenger #6
Fred Van Lente (W), Eduardo Francisco (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The hunt for the witch that stalks the city's shadows comes to its climactic conclusion as Conan and his ally Agara do everything in their power to find out the truth! When this day is done, the capital of Kush will never be the same!
• The chronological journey through Conan's life continues!
• With The Legend of Conan announced for 2014, Conan is essential reading!

A Best American Comics 2013 selection!
Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T #1 (of 5)
Tony Puryear (W/A/Cover) and Erika Alexander (W)
On sale Sept 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
A troubled young outcast from Earth awakens on a distant desert planet that's gripped by gang war. Will the exiles of Scare City destroy each other or create something surprising, beautiful, and new? Concrete Park returns with volume 2's R-E-S-P-E-C-T arc -- a sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear (Eraser) and Erika Alexander!
• Blockbuster screenwriter Tony Puryear cowrites and draws!
"The swagger of the characters and their surroundings just burst off of the page." -- Read about Comics
"Every time I think I know what is going on in Concrete Park, [it] throws me for a loop. I have to read more." -- Comics Bulletin

Control the babies, control the world!
Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1 (of 4)
Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), Justin Erickson (Cover)
On sale Sept 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Cal's changed... and maybe not for the better. Locked away and drowning himself with booze and aspirin, Cal feels the evil consuming him. Will he be able to withstand its pull or will he become the monster war's greatest weapon of destruction?
• Written by Steve Niles (Breath of Bones, 30 Days of Night)
• Directly picks up from Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein!
"Niles' writing is both light and gritty when the story calls for it, and strikes a perfect balance for a horror story of this nature" -- Bloody Disgusting
"Honestly, I don't think Steve Niles has it in him to write a bad issue of Criminal Macabre." -- Comics Bulletin

Guardians of the Galaxy's Dan Abnett!
Dark Ages #2 (of 4)
Dan Abnett (W) and I. N. J. Culbard (A/Cover)
On sale Sept 10
FC, 40 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
As hell comes forth from the skies above, the heathen war band seeks refuge and redemption in a fortified monastery. But inside lies a dark secret that could ensure their salvation -- or seal their fate!
• From the creators of Vertigo's The New Deadwardians!
• Dan Abnett is a seven-time New York Times best-selling novelist!

Dark Horse Presents #2
Peter Hogan (W), Brendan McCarthy (W/A), Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Justin Gray (W), Damon Gentry (W), Fred Van Lente (W), Chris Roberson (W), Steve Parkhouse (A/Cover), Andy Kuhn (A), Aaron Conley (A), Ryan Dunlavey (A), and Paul Lee (A)
On sale Sept 17

FC, 48 pages
$4.99
Ongoing
Chris Roberson and Paul Lee reveal an untold tale from the movie Aliens featuring the character Hicks! Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey deliver a new Action Philosophers! that pulls the entire series together in "Action Philosophy!"
Plus, new chapters of Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse's Resident Alien, Brendan McCarthy's Dream Gang, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Andy Kuhn's Wrestling with Demons, and Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley's Sabertooth Swordsman!
• An untold tale from the Aliens movie, by Roberson and Lee!
• The award-winning series returns at a new price -- $4.99!
• New 48 page format!
• Eisner and Harvey award winner!

If aliens don't kill him, the crash will!
Deep Gravity #3 (of 4)
Gabriel Hardman (W/Cover), Corinna Bechko (W), Mike Richardson (W), Fernando Baldó (A), Nick Filardi (C), and Matthew Wilson (Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Hunted by a monster from the surface of the hostile planet they've tried to escape, the survivors have to get to the less damaged half of the ruined ship, but the only way to do it may be a jump through deep space!
• Script by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes)
• All-new science fiction from Hardman and Bechko!

Uncover the secrets of Dunwall!
Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives HC
Arkane Studios (W/A)
On sale Nov 12
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 7" x 9"
The artwork, manuscripts, and scraps of information gathered throughout Dunwall are collected at last. It has been a long and difficult journey to archive these tales of our cursed city, but it is my hope that you, reading this now, will take heed, and learn from those gone before you to forge your own destiny. The Dunwall Archives are now yours -- what will you do with them now that you know the truth in these pages?
• Combines every piece of in-game text with never-before-seen art in a design that feels like it came right out of the game!
• Dishonored won the 2012 Spike video game award for Best Action Adventure Game and the 2013 BAFTA award for Best Game.

NO REST UNTIL REVENGE!
Dream Thief: Escape #4 (of 4)
Jai Nitz (W) and Greg Smallwood (A/Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Ever since he crawled from the Florida swamp, John Lincoln has had one target: the rogue Dream Thief Patricio Brown-Eagle. John's mission to avenge his girlfriend and free the restless spirit of his murdered father leads to a climactic showdown that will either resolve his past... or end his future!
• Dream Thief's ultimate baddie takes a stand!
"An ambitious and beautifully produced fever dream. Don't wake me up, I want to stay in." -- Jonathan Hickman

ElfQuest: The Final Quest #5
Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover) and Richard Pini (W)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Separated and weakened by unanswered Recognition, can Ember and Teir survive long enough for a rescue? Three factions must join to save the pair -- Cutter and his companions, Ember's own Wolfriders, and the mysterious realm of elfin spirits. If they fail, the lovers may die. If they succeed, what shattering secrets will be revealed and new threats unleashed?
• Brand-new ElfQuest art and adventures!
"It's something special and will pull you in from the first time you read it!" -- Major Spoilers

Eric So Sin City Marv Vinyl Figure
On sale Aug 13

13" tall
Limited to only 950 pieces for worldwide distribution.

$150.00
In a collaboration pairing two of the most stellar talents of contemporary pop culture, Dark Horse Comics is announcing a new limited-edition oversize vinyl figure of the character Marv, from Frank Miller's Sin City, to be interpreted by Eric So, considered a master of modern design and a seminal figure in the foundation of the Hong Kong designer art toy movement.
The figure is more of a re-invention than a reproduction. While it is clear that Miller's graphics inform the piece, it is more of a signpost along the way than the end of the journey. The Eric So touches abound from the detailing of the trench coat to the sharp angles and odd proportions of the character's features.
As we all know, Marv knows how to take a punch, and has the bandages to prove it. We are providing a pack of band-aid style stickers with each figure, and the consumer can affix them to Marv as they like.

From fantasy legend Michael Hague!
Eye of Newt #4 (of 4)
Michael Hague (W/A/Cover)
On sale Sept 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Having narrowly survived their quest and its dangers, our heroes appear to have run out of luck when they find themselves trapped with no avenue of escape from the dragon's attack! It looks like certain death -- but rescue comes in a most unexpected form.
• From the renowned illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Hobbit!

Game of Thrones
On sale Sept 17
Game of Thrones Map of Westeros and Map Marker Magnet Set
Set is 9.6" x 14" in plastic sleeve.
$12.99
In the HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones, we see Robb Stark plotting the movements of opposing armies using a map of Westeros, which is painted onto animal hide, and a set of sculpted map markers, each hewn into a representation of one of the House symbols.
We have taken the map and the map markers and scaled them down to create this deluxe magnet set which allows the owner to formulate their own strategic situations or reproduce those from the show. The map of Westeros is magnetic, as are all the map markers.
On sale Sept 17
Game of Thrones: Magnet 4-Pack
$9.99
A set of 4 round magnets featuring popular House Sigils from Game of Thrones. Each magnet is 1.25" and the set is packaged in a clear hinged plastic case, which measures 2.75" x 3.75".

Ghost #8
Chris Sebela (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Jenny Frison (Cover)
On sale Sept 3
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Can Ghost wage a war on two fronts? Between the depraved TV host Von Ghastly and the invisible technostalker known as Hunter, she'll have to use every ghostly trick she has learned to save herself and the city. But behind the mayhem, a deeper conspiracy is lurking.
"Loaded with mystery and drama, set against a fantastically large supernatural backdrop." -- Comic Vine
Ghost Volume 3: Against the Wilderness TP
Chris Sebela (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Jenny Frison (Cover)
On sale Nov 26
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Ghost drove the demons from the city, but a new crop of villains has taken their place! Chicago's spectral protector takes on a cult-leading TV host and a tech-savvy bounty hunter, while trying to write a new chapter on her life's blank slate. Collects issues #5–#8.
• The crack team of Star Wars artists takes on a superhero!
• Featuring covers by Jenny Frison!

The Goon is back for an all-out brawl!
The Goon: Occasion of Revenge #3 (of 4)
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Things continue to go downhill in the Goon's war with the witch clan, but the Kid Gargantuan's personal tale of revenge may be the downfall of everyone. 
• Created by Eisner Award winner Eric Powell!
"His brutal irreverence and pure fun reminds readers why comics are fun and unlimited in potential." -- Bloody Disgusting
"The Goon retakes his spot back at the top of the list of greatest comics on the shelf in current production." -- Comic Bastards

BRYAN TALBOT IS BACK!
Grandville Noël HC
Bryan Talbot (W/A/Cover)
On sale Nov 5
FC, 104 pages
$19.99
HC, 8" x 11"
Detective Inspector LeBrock stalks a cult responsible for horrific mass murder. With Paris in the grip of a mysterious crime lord and violent attacks by human terrorists, can LeBrock stop the inevitable slide into fascism? And could this all be part of a centuries-old conspiracy to throw the world into war?
• Grandville Noël is the fourth volume of the popular steampunk series.
• Grandville is described by Talbot as "like Jules Verne and Sherlock Holmes directed by Quentin Tarantino -- with animals!"

Matt Wagner's Grendel meets The Shadow!
Grendel vs. The Shadow #1 (of 3)
Matt Wagner (W/A/Cover) and Brennan Wagner (C)
On sale Sept 3
FC, 48 pages
$5.99
Miniseries
Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner.
• A great starting point for new Grendel and The Shadow readers!
• Matt Wagner continues his fan-favorite character -- Grendel!

A CAPITAL CRIME AGAINST DECENCY!
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight Double Feature Volume 2 -- Bride of Blood and Flesh Feast of the Devil Doll TP
Alex de Campi (W), Federica Manfredi (A/C), Gary Erskine (A), Yel Zamor (C), Francesco Francavilla (Cover), and Dan Panosian (Cover)
On sale Nov 19
FC, 112 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Back for more, eh? We knew you couldn't stay away! Line on up for a sick and twisted Grindhouse double feature of "Bride of Blood" and "Flesh Feast of the Devil Doll"! Don't miss a lick of the thrills, starting at midnight! Collects Grindhouse issues #5–#8!
• Alex de Campi (Smoke, Ashes), Federica Manfredi (Hack/Slash), and Gary Erskine (Judge Dredd)!
• Covers by superstar artists Francesco Francavilla and Dan Panosian!

CIMMERIAN vs. SIMPLETON!
Groo vs. Conan #3 (of 4)
Mark Evanier (W), Sergio Aragonés (A/Cover), Thomas Yeates (A/Cover), and Lovern Kindzierski (C)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
As a brain-damaged Sergio Aragonés wanders the streets, the indomitable barbarian Conan crosses paths -- and swords! -- with the insufferable birdbrain Groo. Has the warrior that vanquished a thousand wizards met his match? Does Groo even know the meaning of the word defeat? Knowing him, probably not!
• Crossover art from living legends Thomas Yeates and Sergio Aragonés!
• By the end of this issue, one will be defeated!

HALO!
Halo: Escalation #10
Brian Reed (W), Ricardo Sánchez (P), Rob Lean (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
The Master Chief returns in "The Next 72 Hours" part 3! What happened to the Master Chief immediately following the events of Halo 4, and what do those events mean for the future of the crew on the UNSC Infinity? Halo lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel) and Ricardo Sánchez reveal all in the thrilling conclusion to this Halo event!
• From Halo lead writer and comics veteran Brian Reed!
• An essential addition to the Halo canon!
"What I thought would have just been a good start for this series turned into something great." -- Geeked Out Nation

Hellboy: Weird Tales HC
Mike Mignola (W/A/Cover), John Cassaday (W/A), J. H. Williams III (W/A), Craig Thompson (W/A), Evan Dorkin (W/A), Dave Stewart (C), Michelle Madsen (C), and others
On sale Nov 26
FC, 256 pages
$24.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Some of the best writers and artists in comics team up to present stories of giant bats, demon children, jetpacks, haunted circuses, and rusted-out spaceships. Old-fashioned pulp fun featuring one of the greatest heroes of modern comics. Collects Hellboy: Weird Tales Volumes 1 and 2.
• Some of the top creators in comics provide their takes on Hellboy.

Mass Effect: Foundation Volume 3 TP
Mac Walters (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Tony Parker (P), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Nov 5
FC, 120 pages
$16.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Follow scientist and secret agent Mordin Solus as he decides the fate of a species. Watch master thief Kasumi Goto lose the love of her life. Witness mercenary Zaeed Massani take down an entire ship. Learn the truth about assassin Thane Krios's tragic fall from grace. And finally, discover what the mysterious and powerful Illusive Man had to do with it all! Collects Mass Effect: Foundation #9–#13.
• From Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 2 and 3!
• Ties into the Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC!
"The art is futuristic and stylish... It is muy bueno." -- Unleash the Fanboy

Mass Effect Metal Earth™ 3D Laser-Cut Models
On sale Sept 24
Mass Effect 3D Laser-Cut Model: Normandy SR2
9.99
Mass Effect 3D Laser-Cut Model: SX3
$9.99
Mass Effect 3D Laser-Cut Model: Alliance Cruiser
$9.99
Mass Effect 3D Laser-Cut Model: Turian Cruiser
$9.99
Metal Earth is a collection of intricately designed model building kits. Each kit consists of remarkably detailed laser etching cut onto one or more four-inch square sheets of thin metal. Simply snap out the eight to twelve pieces, bend the tabs to attach them together and create replicas of ships from Bioware's Mass Effect that fit in the palm of your hand. Striking to look at, especially when placed to catch the light, most Metal Earth models take less than an hour to assemble, and on average measure about 3"- 4" long when completed. All can be assembled without any glue, although tweezers or needle nose pliers to bend the tabs will save from sore fingers.

The Crash was only a prelude!
The Massive #27
Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), and J. P. Leon (Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The Massive has been found! The story of its disappearance is as mind bending as Mary's origin. But the solving of two mysteries only draws attention to the secret still unexplained: the reason for the Crash.
"Wood manages to perfectly blend suspense and moral philosophies with geo-political brushstrokes to create one of the freshest books on shelves." -- Complex
"The Massive is a gripping read." -- IGN

THE FIRST IMMORTAL!
MIND MGMT #26
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Lyme, Dusty, Bill, and Perrier are all dead or missing. Alone in a world of rogue mind managers, Meru sets out in search of the first Immortal... rumored to still be alive somewhere in South America!
• New York Times bestseller!
"It will blow your mind." -- Unleash the Fanboy
"There is simply nothing quite like MIND MGMT. And there probably never will be." -- Comic Bastards

MAGIC MGMT!
MIND MGMT Volume 4: The Magician HC
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)
On sale Nov 12
FC, 168 pages
$19.99
HC, 7" x 10"
The mission to stop MIND MGMT is back on, but can Meru ever trust Lyme again? What role did the Magician play in the Management's history of the 1960s–'80s? And what is the secret of the Seven Immortals? Collects MIND MGMT #19–#24 and a story from DHP #31.
• Includes special "Life and Times of Henry Lyme" issue!
• Optioned for the big screen by Ridley Scott!
"Readers will not be able to put MIND MGMT down for a second." -- Bloody Disgusting

The New York Four TP
Brian Wood (W) and Ryan Kelly (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 5
b&w, 296 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Worlds collide when four young women begin college at the prestigious New York University. Shy, literate Riley, overachieving but naive Lona, laid-back West Coaster Ren, and working-class girl Merissa claim newfound freedom living in the big city. But that freedom comes at a price: roommate drama, mysterious love interests, school troubles, and family conflicts. Welcome to adulthood! This edition collects the entire series under one cover for the first time.
• From the New York Times best-selling duo of Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly!
"Superbly told." -- School Library Journal
"This graphic novel will delight readers on the cusp of discovering their own independence." -- Booklist

Pariah #8 (of 8)
Aron Warner (W), Philip Gelatt (W), and Brett Weldele (A/Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The Vitros face the ultimate decision: Earth or space?
"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

CULTURE IS CONSUMABLE!
POP #2 (of 4)
Curt Pires (W), Jason Copland (A), Pete Toms (C), and Dylan Todd (Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The Cartel continues its unrelenting pursuit of Elle, the newly escaped would-be pop star they've manufactured! As the Cartel's agents close in, Elle and her only ally, Coop, start to realize just how much danger they're in!
• Multiversity Comics named Curt Pires a Creator to Watch in 2013.
• Comicbook.com named Jason Copland a Creator to Watch in 2014.

All-ages, cranium-bending compilation!
Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks, and Comics HC
Monte Beauchamp (W), Steven Heller (W), Wally Wood (A), Graham Ingels (A), Bill Everett (A), Frank R. Paul (A), George Rozen (A), Rudolph Belarski (A), Gerald Gregg (A), L. B. Cole (A), Matt Baker (A), Matt Fox (A), Margaret Brundage (A), Norm Saunders (A), and more!
On sale Nov 5
FC, 176 pages
$19.99
HC, 5 3/8" x 7 3/4"
Our culture embraces the skull: apparel and products with skulls abound. Popular Skullture features the oddest, creepiest, and weirdest skull covers from 1930s to mid-'50s comics, pulps, and paperbacks. Edited and designed by Monte Beauchamp, with an introduction by Steven Heller, beautifully presented in the Kitchen Sink tradition.
• Introduction by legendary graphic design guru Steven Heller.
• Collecting rare, collectible pulp, paperback, and comic book covers.

A universe of terror drawn to one world.
Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 (of 4)
Paul Tobin (W), Juan Ferreyra (A), David Palumbo (Cover), and Paul Pope (Variant cover)
On sale Sept 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.
• Ties directly into the hit motion picture!
• First issue in a blockbuster crossover event!
From Eisner Award–nominated team of Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra (Colder)!

FROM THE CREATORS OF LONE WOLF AND CUB!
Samurai Executioner Omnibus Volume 3 TP
Kazuo Koike (W) and Goseki Kojima (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 12
b&w, 792 pages
$19.99
TP, 5" x 7"
When an execution is ordered of a man backed by hundreds whose vital services the city of Edo desperately needs, the shogunate government seems powerless to act. And so Yamada Asaemon, the shogun's executioner, must carry out the sentence unaided while keeping Edo from descending into chaos!
• Nearly 800 pages, value priced.
• Lone Wolf and Cub now being published in omnibus format.
"Fully in keeping with the classic imagery of Koike and Kojima." -- Blogcritics

Satoshi Kon's OPUS TP
Satoshi Kon (W/A/Cover)
On sale Nov 26
b&w, 384 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" 
Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of forty-six. But before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon's OPUS, an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue, as a manga artist planning a shocking surprise ending to his story gets literally pulled into his own work -- to face for himself what he had planned for his characters!
• Satoshi Kon was a Time magazine 2010 Person of the Year.
• Kon was eulogized by director Darren Aronofsky.
• Kon was a chief assistant to Katsuhiro Otomo on the Akira manga.
• Printed on prestige paper; first four pages are in color.

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind HC
Zack Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Karl Story (I), Fábio Moon (A), Laura Martin (C), and Dan Dos Santos (Cover)
On sale Nov 5
FC, 152 pages
$19.99
HC, 7" x 10"
In the film Serenity, outlaw Malcolm Reynolds and his crew revealed to the entire 'verse the crimes against humanity undertaken by the sinister Alliance government. In this official follow-up, circumstances force the crew to come out of hiding, and one of their own is captured, setting them on another mission of rescue and resistance... Collects the six-issue miniseries and the 2012 Free Comic Book Day story.
• Buffy's Season 8 and 9 artist conquers the galaxy!
• Zack Whedon returns to Serenity!
• The story finally continues after the film!
"Serenity: Leaves on the Wind will leave fans cheering." -- Comic Book Resources

The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Book One HC
Yoshitaka Amano (W/A)
On sale Oct 22
FC, 144 pages
$29.99
HC, 10 5/8" x 11 5/8"
Dark Horse is pleased to offer the stunning visions of designer Yoshitaka Amano as individual volumes previously available only as a part of the now sold-out The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set or still-available The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Slipcased Edition. The legend begins here with The Sky Book One, containing Amano's sketches and paintings for the first three Final Fantasy games. Introduced are characters such as Princess Sarah, Firion, Cid, Maria, Sara Altney, Alus Restor, Ricard Highwind, and many others.

The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Book Two HC
Yoshitaka Amano (W/A)
On sale Nov 5
FC, 276 pages
$34.99
HC, 10 5/8" x 11 5/8"
The Sky Book Two contains Amano's sketches and paintings for Final Fantasy IV (1991), V (1992), and VI (1994), depicting characters such as Cecil Harvey, Rydia, Bartz Klauser, Lenna Charlotte Tycoon, Faris Scherwiz, Terra Branford, Locke Cole, Sabin Rene Figaro, Shadow, Setzer Gabbiani, Celes Chere, and, of course, Mog (among many others!). Bonuses include Amano's art for the 1994 Final Fantasy Grand Finale CD and the 1994 Pinball Mandala series, and advertisement lithographs of the 1999 Final Fantasy Collection exclusive watch.

The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Book Three HC
Yoshitaka Amano (W/A)
On sale Nov 19
FC, 156 pages
$24.99
HC, 10 5/8" x 11 5/8"
The Sky Book Three contains Amano's sketches and paintings for Final Fantasy VII (1997), VIII (1999), IX (2000), and X (2001), depicting characters such as Zidane Tribal, Garnet Til Alexandros XVII, Adelbert Steiner, Vivi Orunitia, Amarant Coral, Queen Brahne, and many others. Bonuses include a series of silkscreen images done for Final Fantasy VIII, unreleased pen-and-ink sketches of the Gunblade, and designs for the gemlike logo of Final Fantasy IX.

Star Wars: Dark Times Gallery Edition HC
Randy Stradley (W) and Douglas Wheatley (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 5
b&w, 248 pages
$99.99
HC, 9" x 13 1/4"
High quality scans of Douglas Wheatley's original art, plus a feature not seen in other "artist's editions" -- the complete scripts from which Wheatley worked, allowing readers to see where he chose to stick to the script, or revise the art to better suit the story. Includes Star War: Dark Times #1–#5.
This book is sure to be a treasure for artists and comics fans alike!
• Reproduces Doug Wheatley's original art at full size!
• Includes the original scripts!

Read the comic! Watch the series!
The Strain: The Night Eternal #2
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale Sept 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Hoping to reunite with his friends and hear positive news of their seemingly futile insurgent efforts against the vampires, a drug-addled Ephraim Goodweather heads for a Manhattan hospital. But when he arrives, he discovers a secret that may send his fragile psyche right over the edge! Meanwhile, the Master has taken interest in a new pet -- a pet he's teaching all sorts of wicked things!
• Continues the story of the critically acclaimed comic The Strain!
• From horror mastermind Guillermo del Toro.

Sundowners #2
Tim Seeley (W), Jim Terry (A), Sean Dove (C), and Chris Brunner (Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The Sundowners Syndrome support group is on the hunt for their kidnapped friend, but they're not the only ones, as the enigmatic Mr. Outsider joins the chase. Meanwhile, the Concerned Citizen reaches out to the press to shine some light on a shadowy conspiracy, but discovers that the real story may be him.
• From Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash)!

In the tradition of Heavy Metal!
Tales of an Imperfect Future HC
Alfonso Font (W/A/Cover)
On sale Nov 19
b&w, 88 pages
$17.99
HC, 8.375" x 10.875"
European comics master Alfonso Font presents three satirical science fiction tales, as told by an extraterrestrial, that warn of the dangers that await the human race if it fails to change its ways: a planet so polluted that life on its surface is almost impossible; the human race continuing its destructive and fatal expedition into the galaxy to colonize other planets; humans killed for their organs to transplant into their "superiors"; and the keeping of robot companions, whose emotionlessness may be the only way to avoid catastrophe.
• Satirical science fiction from one of Europe's greats!
• Published in collaboration with Strip Art Features.

THE FUTURE IS SEALED!
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #9 (of 12)
J. Michael Straczynski (W), Pete Woods (A/Cover), and Matt Wilson (C)
On sale Sept 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The killer Thomas Parnell's control over the Terminator army has brought both Skynet and the human resistance to their knees. With all of John Connor's other allies fallen or displaced in time, only he and the resurrected Marcus Wright remain to stand against this psychotic oppressor!
• J. Michael Straczynski!
• Pete Woods (Superman, Deadpool) brings the destruction!
• Celebrating 30 years of The Terminator!
"Highest possible recommendation." -- SciFiPulse

J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI!
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle Volume 1 TP
J. Michael Straczynski (W), Pete Woods (A/Cover), and Matthew Wilson (C)
On sale Nov 26
FC, 152 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
The Terminator event thirty years in the making! 2029: as the final assault on Skynet approaches, the machines counter by integrating the mind of a psychopathic killer, pitting John Connor and the resistance against Terminators as creative -- and ferocious -- as humanity! Collecting Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #1–#6!
• From J. Michael Straczynski (Ten Grand, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor)!
"A reinvigorated take on a familiar concept and property." -- Comic Book Resources

Rhianna Pratchett joins Gail Simone!
Tomb Raider #8
Gail Simone (W), Rhianna Pratchett (W), Derlis Santacruz (P), Andy Owens (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Stephanie Hans (Cover)
On sale Sept 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Chernobyl beckons Lara and her friends as they attempt to uncover the truth... a truth that could cost them their very lives. As frightening details come to light, they must fight to survive as they're stalked by a killer!
• The official continuation of Lara Croft's story!
• The Tomb Raider video game has sold over 6 million copies!
"Highly recommended." -- Unleash the Fanboy

Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch TP
Gail Simone (W), Nicolás Daniel Selma (P), Juan Gedeon (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Dan Dos Santos (Cover)
On sale Nov 12
FC, 152 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Lara and the other survivors of the Endurance are experiencing horrific visions after their ordeal in the lost kingdom of Yamatai. But the visions lead to a darker fate... Can Lara survive the calamities that await her as she struggles to piece this new mystery, and her life, back together? Collects Tomb Raider #1–#6.
• Written by comics superstar Gail Simone!
• A bold reimagining of the classic character.
"Gail Simone is... very suited to tell us this tale of mystery, magic, and adventure." -- Comic Booked

Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 5 TP
Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A/Cover)
On sale Nov 5
b&w, 600 pages
$19.99
TP, 5" x 7"
Yasuhiro Nightow's Trigun Maximum draws to a mind-warping conclusion. With Vash the Stampede's brother Knives' power growing exponentially and the shattered wreckage of Earth's space fleet littering the planet Gunsmoke, Vash must lay everything on the line to prevent the apocalypse his crazed brother is determined to deliver! Collects Trigun Maximum Volumes 13–14.
• Popular anime series and Cartoon Network Adult Swim mainstay.
"A good choice for readers who like a lot of action." -- MTV Geek
"Everything we've come to expect from Nightow, all done up in his signature style." -- Comic Attack

USAGI vs. ALIENS?!
Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #2 (of 6)
Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover) and Tom Luth (Cover colors)
On sale Sept 3
b&w, 24 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The sudden crash landing of a rocket from the heavens has shattered the warring armies of Lords Noriyuki and Hikiji. His forces all but annihilated, Hikiji himself is taken -- and when the ninja Chizu goes to investigate, she encounters bizarre beings constructing fearsome machines. Will the remaining samurai be enough to overcome the aliens' unbelievably destructive weaponry?
• From multiple Eisner Award–winning creator Stan Sakai!

Vandroid TP
Tommy Lee Edwards (W/Cover), Noah Smith (W), Dan McDaid (A), and Melissa Edwards (C)
On sale Nov 19
FC, 128 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
A forgotten icon of a classic era, Vandroid bursts back onto the scene with a vengeance! Tommy Lee Edwards, Noah Smith, and Dan McDaid unite to resurrect the lost eighties epic of a washed-up van designer turned cyberneticist savant, his technological masterpiece, and the corporate baddies who want to take them all down! Collects the high-octane adventures of Vandroid #1–#5!
• Complete the Vandroid experience with the remastered soundtrack from Ed Banger Records and the unearthed 1984 movie trailer at Vandroid.com!
"If you're a fan of the 80s, B-movies, or over the top action stories, this is one for you." -- Comic Book Therapy

Beautiful and brutal!
Veil HC
Greg Rucka (W) and Toni Fejzula (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 12
FC, 136 pages
$19.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Passions run high when a beautiful woman wanders out of an abandoned subway tunnel. With no memory of who she is or how she got there, Veil must figure out who to trust and what she is -- an object of desire or a force to be reckoned with -- as her past is revealed. Collects Veil #1–#5.
• From Eisner Award–winning writer Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Stumptown, Queen & Country, Gotham Central)!
"This is one mystery that is not to be missed." -- IGN
"Veil will haunt readers for days to come." -- Comic Book Resources

The must-read final issue!!!
The Victories #15
Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover), and Nick Filardi (C)
On sale Sept 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Faustus's journey comes to a close as he rises to Ascension! Will his dark past be the end of humanity? The future of mankind is at stake!
The conclusion of The Victories!

The Whedon Three Way
Zack Whedon (W), Christos Gage (W), Victor Gischler (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Cover), Will Conrad (A), Rebekah Isaacs (A), Karl Story (I), Dan Jackson (C), Michelle Madsen (C), and Laura Martin (C)
On sale Sept 10
FC, 72 pages
$1.00
One-shot
Jump into the comics of Joss Whedon with a value-packed issue that contains three number ones of the newest Whedon series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10, Angel & Faith Season 10, and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind.
• Whedon's best creations live on in comics -- right here at Dark Horse!
• Joss Whedon comics -- 3 for $1!

DRESSED TO KILL!
The White Suits TP
Frank Barbiere (W) and Toby Cypress (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 19
FC, 120 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
They savaged the Cold War Russian underworld -- then disappeared. When they resurface, leaving a trail of dead mobsters in their wake, an amnesiac and an FBI agent seek to answer a single question: Who are the White Suits? Collects The White Suits #1–#4 and stories from Dark Horse Presents.
• Violent noir action from Frank Barbiere (Blackout, Five Ghosts) and Toby Cypress (Blue Estate, Predator).
"Please take the time to go through it multiple times, it'll be worth it." -- Newsarama
"Wholly unique... a dynamically different experience than most comics." -- Bloody Disgusting

Dry landers beware!
Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #4 (of 5)
Kim Newman (W), Maura McHugh (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Julián Totino Tedesco (Cover)
On sale Sept 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
In a struggle with the local police, the witchfinder is taken down, but before they can drown him in the rising waters, a strange fish woman takes him in and reveals the mystery of Unland.
• Written by horror fiction legend Kim Newman (Anno Dracula)!
• From the pages of Hellboy!
• #GoToUnland

HIS CITY -- HIS RULES!
X #17
Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Freddie Williams II (Cover)
On sale Sept 10
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
When Leigh Ferguson's high school friend becomes the latest victim of the "Skin Traders" -- a mysterious band of surgically modified thugs who slice skin from their abducted victims -- she knows X is the only person in Arcadia who can stop them. The only question is: who's got thicker skin?
• With a shocking Easter egg for longtime readers!
• Perfect jumping on point for new readers.

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