Corben Draws "Buffy," "Colder" Returns in Dark Horse's October 2014 Solicitations

Wed, July 16th, 2014 at 10:37am PDT | Updated: July 16th, 2014 at 10:41am

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#1 for $1: Action Philosophers
Fred Van Lente (W), Ryan Dunlavey (A/Cover), and Maurizio Rosenzweig (A)
On sale Oct 8
FC/b&w, 32 pages
$1.00
One-shot
Get a taste of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey’s award-winning, best-selling Action Philosophers! Read about Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece, and learn the lessons of Nietzsche, the original übermensch!
• Plus, read a preview of Fred Van Lente’s exciting new creator-owned series Resurrectionists!
• The tenth-anniversary überedition of Action Philosophers! is on sale in October!

Abe Sapien #17
Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Sebastián Fiumara (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Oct 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
People think Abe Sapien’s transformation means he’s connected to the monsters taking over the world. Now, returning to the town where he was shot, and where his transformation began, Abe seeks sanctuary with a strange group of survivors.
• 20 years of Hellboy!
“Incredible storytelling, both writing and art.”—Comic Bastards

Aliens: Fire and Stone #2 (of 4)
Chris Roberson (W), Patric Reynolds (A), Dave Stewart (C), and David Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
After crashing their clunky mining ship on a strange planet, a group of human survivors face both xenomorph attacks and friction among themselves—which could spell doom for everyone! The stranded and desperate group has a single chance: one of their scientists, who seeks the key to their freedom.
• Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!
• From critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson!

Three terrors, one world!
Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 (of 4)
Christopher Sebela (W), Ariel Olivetti (A), E. M. Gist (Cover), and Mike Mignola (Variant cover)
On sale Oct 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!
• The Prometheus crossover event heats up!
• Written by the acclaimed Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters, Ghost)!
• Art by Ariel Olivetti (Cable, Conan and the People of the Black Circle)!

New Players, New Rules, New Season!
Angel & Faith Season 10 #7
Victor Gischler (W), Will Conrad (P/Variant cover), Michelle Madsen (C), and Scott Fischer (Cover)
On sale Oct 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Amy the Rat has been seeking favors in Magic Town, and Angel is on alert—what is this witch really after? Meanwhile, Faith has tracked Riley into the jungle to find a tribe of vicious new vampires! Casualties be happening . . .
“So far, so good.”—Comic Book Resources

Angel & Faith Season 10 Volume 1: Where the River Meets the Sea TP
Victor Gischler (W), Will Conrad (A), Derlis Santacruz (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Scott Fischer (Cover)
On sale Dec 10
FC, 136 pages
$18.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Angel’s work is never done. Last time he averted an apocalypse, part of London turned into a chaotic stew of supernatural forces. Who better to watch over it than Angel himself? Or so he thinks. Meanwhile, Faith begins a new chapter in her life—slaying the undead, and then going corporate . . . Collects Angel & Faith Season 10 #1–#5.
• Season 10 starts here!
• Will Conrad (Serenity) returns to the Whedonverse!
“Highly recommended.”—Unleash the Fanboy

Eisner-Nominated Series!
Athena Voltaire Compendium HC
Steve Bryant (W/A/Cover)
On sale Dec 10
HC, 240 pages
$19.99
HC, 7” x 10”
In the knuckle-dusting style of classic pulp adventure comes Athena Voltaire, the beautiful globetrotting aviatrix who takes on Nazis, zombies, and unspeakable occult creatures! This whopping tome rescripts and remasters Athena’s adventures from the long-running, Eisner-nominated comic by Steve Bryant, including over fifty pages of brand-new material!
• The Eisner-nominated digital comic gets the hardcover it deserves!
• Steve Bryant was nominated for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award!

The wolf’s trap!
Baltimore: The Wolf and the Apostle #1 (of 2)
Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Dave Stewart (C), and Ben Stenbeck (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
When Inquisition agents come to destroy a wolf that used to be one of their own men, they don’t stand a chance without the ultimate ally!
“2014 is shaping up to be an intense year for Baltimore.”—Bloody Disgusting

DeConnick! Van Lente! Seeley! Barbiere! Sebela!
Black Sky Sampler
Frank Barbiere (W), Fred Van Lente (W), Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), Christopher Sebela (W), Tim Seeley (W), Colin Lorimer (A), Freddie Williams II (A), Ryan Sook (A), Mike Norton (A), and Terry and Rachel Dodson (Cover)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 96 pages
$4.99
One-shot
A mysterious dimension hopper. A psychokinetic prodigy. A beautiful and vengeful specter. A socially inept sorcerer. Only they can deliver us from Black Sky! Don’t miss this value-priced primer with four action-packed issues! Enter the thrilling universe of Dark Horse superheroes! Contains Blackout #1, Brain Boy #0, Ghost #1, and The Occultist: At Death’s Door #1.
• Four amazing comics for one superlow price!

Tyler Crook returns!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #124
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Life goes on in Santa Fe despite the Ogdru Hem on the edge of town. But the B.P.R.D. comes to town too late to help at least one guy . . . and probably a lot more!
• Standalone story!
“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

Brain Boy Volume 2: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T. TP
Fred Van Lente (W), Freddie Williams II (A/Cover), Jeremy Colwell (C), and Dan Scott (Cover)
On sale Dec 17
FC, 112 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Agent Price’s new mission pits him against a doomsday cult leader with a political agenda that poses a direct threat to the president. But a mysterious hive mind has more menacing plans for Brain Boy. He’ll have no choice but to go head to head—brain to brain—with the mysterious Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T.! Collects Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #1–#4.
• Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and Freddie Williams II (Green Arrow, Captain Atom) team up again!
• A great jumping-on point for new readers!

A GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #8
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Richard Corben (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Oct 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
A Halloween issue spectacular takes Buffy and crew back to Sunnydale as they follow the stolen Vampyr book, finding a massive magical party at the Hellmouth—and a demon devouring revelers!
Guest artist Richard Corben!
“Dark Horse has brought their A-game talent to this comic, and it shows.”—Comic Book Resources
“A fantastic continuation to the Buffyverse.”—Unleash the Fanboy

“Another stellar addition to the Project Black Sky Universe.”—All-Comic
Captain Midnight #16
Joshua Williamson (W), Fernando Dagnino (A), Javier Mena (C), and Dustin Nguyen (Cover)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Something’s stirring in the night, creeping and skulking at the edges of sight! A threat more savage than Captain Midnight’s faced before: a canine danger from fable and lore. As the darkness grows and the shadows deepen in this sinister story, you’ll be HOWLING for more!
• A special Halloween issue!
• Written by Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Masks and Mobsters)!
“Captain Midnight is hitting all the right notes.”—Geeked Out Nation

THE EISNER-NOMINATED SERIES RETURNS AS AN ONGOING!
Colder: The Bad Seed #1
Paul Tobin (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Life goes on for Declan Thomas after his deadly encounter with the psychotic Nimble Jack, but Declan’s strange powers continue to develop, offering him a profound connection with the nature of insanity. Little does he know that the malevolent Swivel wishes to pick up where Nimble Jack left off!
• The sequel to the critically acclaimed series!
• Written by Eisner Award winner Paul Tobin (Bandette, The Witcher)!
• Don’t miss Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra on Prometheus: Fire and Stone!
“Juan Ferreyra is a god amongst men who draws our darkest fears and uses his sorcery to haunt the dreams of the sane.”—IGN

New arc from Fred Van Lente and Brian Ching!
Conan the Avenger #7
Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
After arriving in a port town, Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands, and Conan enters into an uncertain alliance to steal a legendary treasure of immeasurable wealth!
• The chronological journey through Conan’s life continues!

“Concrete Park is brilliant . . .” —The Berkeley Graduate
Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T #2 (of 5)
Tony Puryear (W/A/Cover) and Erika Alexander (W)
On sale Oct 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
An exile on a strange new world, Isaac plunges deeper into danger with the slippery Silas, a nonhuman gang leader. Luca is hunted by the monstrous Potato King, and war engulfs Scare City! Concrete Park—a sexy sci-fi thriller by Tony Puryear (Eraser) and Erika Alexander—continues in this “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” arc!
• Included in The Best American Comics 2013!
“The swagger of the characters and their surroundings just burst off of the page.”—Read about Comics

CELEBRATING A HALF-CENTURY OF TERROR!
Creepy #18
Fred Van Lente (W), Corinna Bechko (W), Dan Braun (W), Peter Bagge (W), various (A), and Dustin Nguyen (Cover)
On sale Oct 8
b&w, 40 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
It’s Uncle Creepy’s golden anniversary, and his loathsome legacy lives on in this milestone of macabre monstrosity! Prepare for putrid productions from Fred Van Lente (Conan the Avenger), Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy), Peter Bagge (Bat Boy), Art Baltazar (Itty Bitty Hellboy), and a horrible host of sinister surprises! Don’t miss out!
• New stories from fan-favorite writers Fred Van Lente and Corinna Bechko!
• Anniversary cover by Dustin Nguyen revealed soon!
• Itty Bitty Uncle Creepy and Cousin Eerie frontispiece by Art Baltazar!

MONSTERS!
Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #2 (of 4)
Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Justin Erickson (Cover)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Monsters everywhere have gone insane, and Cal knows this is far from over. With the sorcerer Hemlock returned and seeking revenge, will Cal be able to battle both the monsters outside and the one within?
• From the writer of Breath of Bones and 30 Days of Night!

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dan Abnett!
Dark Ages #3 (of 4)
Dan Abnett (W) and I. N. J. Culbard (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Fortified in a secluded monastery, the heathen mercenaries discover a strange new ally in their war against the demons from the sky. But this new discovery reveals a conflict much older—and much more deadly—than any of them could have imagined!
• From the creators of Vertigo’s The New Deadwardians!
• Written by New York Times best-selling novelist Dan Abnett.

Eisner nominee Brendan McCarthy!
Dark Horse Presents #3
Brendan McCarthy (W/A/Cover), Steve Horton (W), Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Justin Gray (W), Peter Hogan (W), Tyler Jenkins (W/A), Ricardo Delgado (W/A), Michael Dialynas (A), Andy Kuhn (A), and Steve Parkhouse (A)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 48 pages
$4.99
Ongoing
War is being waged while you sleep, and it’s a nightmare, in Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang! Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas weave a new tale from Naamaron in Amala’s Blade! Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) explores Vikings and sacrifice in The Chaining! And Ricardo Delgado’s Age of Reptiles returns!
Plus, new chapters of Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien and Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn’s Wrestling with Demons!
• The award-winning series returns at 48 pages with a new price—$4.99!
• New 48 page format!
• Eisner and Harvey award winner!
• Ricardo Delgado join DHP!

FROM THE STAR WARS: LEGACY TEAM!
Deep Gravity #4 (of 4)
Gabriel Hardman (W/Cover), Corinna Bechko (W), Mike Richardson (W), Fernando Baldó (A), Nick Filardi (C), and Matthew Wilson (Cover)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Their only means of escape exploded before their eyes. Now the survivors on the Vanguard have little hope left and a vicious creature stalking in the shadows. Can the people on the planet mount a rescue, or will the survivors burn in orbit . . . if they aren’t eaten first?
• Written by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes).

DAVID MACK COMES TO DARK HORSE!
Dream Logic HC
David Mack (W/A/Cover)
On sale Dec 10
FC, 240 pages
$34.99
HC, 9” x 12”
Collecting the entire series of Dream Logic by David Mack, this hardcover includes original new stories, as well as a gallery of artwork, a sketchbook, step-by-step art processes with commentary on Mack’s cover work, the Kabuki series, and never-before-seen extras.  
Also included are art and making-of features from the Tarot Card set, exhibited in galleries around the world, as well as Mack’s figure drawings that were exhibited with the works of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele in Los Angeles and Chicago. 
• Featuring exclusive new material!
• Eisner and Harvey award winner.

How to be a good dad. . .
. . . Stop killing people!

Father’s Day #1 (of 4)
Mike Richardson (W), Gabriel Guzmán (A), Java T (C), and Keron Grant (Cover)
On sale Oct 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
As a mob enforcer he was called the Eastside Butcher, but twenty years later Silas has found peace. That is, until his abandoned daughter shows up to give him a piece of her mind . . . and unwittingly leads a legion of hit men to settle accounts with Silas!
• An action-packed crime thriller written by Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson (The Secret, Cut, Atomic Legion).
• Illustrated by Gabriel Guzmán (Star Wars, Cable, Kull).

Game of Thrones Buttons Counter Display
On sale Oct 15
200 buttons (8 each of 25 designs)
$200.00
The Game of Thrones Buttons Counter Display is a handy display box that contains 200 buttons. The fold-back lid props up and displays four buttons of your choosing. There are twenty-five designs in all, featuring logos and characters from the popular HBO show.

Game of Thrones Stark Wolf Sculpted Mug
On sale Oct 29
12 oz. mug comes in a full-color box
$14.99
A few sips of your beverage and a familiar creature will be revealed. A few more sips and you will see a sculpted version of the Stark house sigil: a stately gray direwolf, teeth bared, ready to defend your honor, or at least your ale!

The Goon: Occasion of Revenge #4 (of 4)
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
“THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!” That’s the overly dramatic crap publishers put in solicitation copy to get you to buy their books. The books that tell the same story over and over again. Nothing really changes. There’s no impact. I’m not going to tell you anything that happens in this issue of Occasion of Revenge because to tell you anything would be to tell you too much. Other than that the Goon will never be the same again. Unlike some, I mean it.—Eric Powell
“The Goon retakes his spot back at the top of the list of greatest comics on the shelf in current production.”—Comic Bastards

Matt Wagner’s Grendel meets The Shadow!
Grendel vs. The Shadow #2 (of 3)
Matt Wagner (W/A/Cover/Sketch cover) and Brennan Wagner (C)
On sale Oct 1
FC, 48 pages
$5.99
Miniseries
The excitement continues as Eisner Award–winning creator Matt Wagner spins a tale from the Golden Age of pulp adventures. The era’s most iconic crime fighter and Master of Darkness, the Shadow, faces a foe who may prove to be his match . . . and more: the masked and mysterious menace known only as Grendel!
• Matt Wagner (Grendel, Zorro) brings his iconic character face to face with the classic Shadow.
• 48-page action-packed issues!

Sergio Aragonés!
Groo vs. Conan #4 (of 4)
Mark Evanier (W), Sergio Aragonés (A/Cover), Thomas Yeates (A/Cover), and TBD (C)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
The final showdown between the world’s greatest warrior and comics’ biggest idiot! Conan fights for his kingdom, Groo fights for his bakery, and Sergio and Mark fight for their comic shop . . . Triple story lines collide in a chaotic climax of barbaric proportions!
• Wanderer vs. Barbarian!

Halo!
Halo: Escalation #11
Duffy Boudreau (W), Ricardo Sánchez (P), Rob Lean (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Oct 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
“Exposure” part 1—Spartans Ray and Thorne set out on a secret mission to uncover the origin of a monstrous new bioweapon . . . but is it too late to prevent total catastrophe? Halo lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel), Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), and Ricardo Sánchez (Green Arrow) team up to present one of the most dangerous Spartan ops yet!
• An essential addition to the Halo canon!
• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!
• An all-new story arc—a great jumping-on point!
“. . . Awesome.” —Unleash the Fanboy

Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book: Essential Kurtzman Volume 1 HC
Harvey Kurtzman (W/A/Cover), Gilbert Shelton (W), R. Crumb (W), Pete Poplaski (W), and Denis Kitchen (W)
On sale Dec 3
FC, 176 pages
$24.99
HC, 6 1/2" x 11”
Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book (#26 on The Comics Journal’s Top 100 Comics) is a “lost” classic. Crumb, Spiegelman, and Gilliam, among others, were inspired and influenced by Kurtzman’s masterpiece. In a deluxe hardcover, this collection is back in print after twenty-five years! Includes an introduction by Gilbert Shelton, an essay by Denis Kitchen, and a conversational afterword by Pete Poplaski and Robert Crumb!
• The first volume in the Essential Kurtzman library!
• The definitive version of this influential classic from the creator of MAD!
• Includes Art Spiegelman’s original introduction from the 1986 edition!

The secret history of the Lobster—Revealed!
Lobster Johnson Volume 4: Get the Lobster TP
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tonci Zonjic (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Dec 10
FC, 144 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”
A Manhattan wrestling match goes terribly wrong when the ref is killed in front of a live audience by two crazed—and seemingly bulletproof—wrestlers. Lobster Johnson’s attempt to subdue the mad duo ends with him becoming public enemy number one! Will the Lobster be able to clear his name with the full power of the city’s cops after him? Collects Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster #1–#5.
• Tonci Zonjic’s return to Lobster Johnson!
“It’s a badass homage to the classic two-fisted pulp stories of the thirties.”—Comic Book Resources

The Massive is found!
The Massive #28
Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), and J. P. Leon (Cover)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
As a storm rages around the crew of the Kapital they embrace the reappearance of The Massive, and learn much more about the origin of the Crash from Mary. But it’s only when masses of earth rise from the ocean floor that things really get interesting. . .
“Wood continues to put together one of the best monthly series on the market. One that entertains and makes you think at the same time.”—Graphic Policy

The Massive Volume 4: Sahara TP
Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Danijel Zezelj (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), and J. P. Leon (Cover)
On sale Dec 24
FC, 152 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Callum Israel and the crew of the Kapital face Arkady, Israel’s former colleague bent on revenge. When the Kapital is bombed, Callum and Mag head into post-Crash Europe to confront Arkady. But what they ultimately discover may lead them to their long-lost ship, The Massive. Meanwhile, Mary appears in the Sahara Desert, guarding a convoy of fresh water, holding a secret that might unravel Callum for good. Collects issues #19–#24.
“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

The world’s only superhero returns!
The Mighty TP
Peter Tomasi (W), Keith Champagne (W), Chris Samnee (A), Peter Snejbjerg (A), John Kalisz (C), and Ryan Sook (Cover)
On sale Dec 3
FC, 304 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”
As the world’s only superhero, Alpha One has become an icon of hope in uncertain times. But while the population is inspired from a distance by their savior, police captain Gabriel Cole has gotten close enough to discover that Alpha One’s plans for a utopia are more radical than anyone suspects! Collects all twelve issues of the acclaimed series!
• From Peter Tomasi (Light Brigade), Chris Samnee (Daredevil), and Peter Snejbjerg (B.P.R.D.)!
• For fans of Powers, Ex Machina, and Irredeemable!
• Check out new installments of The Mighty in DHP next month!
“An instant classic.”—Ain’t It Cool News

New York Times bestseller!
Mind Mgmt #27
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Deep in South America, Meru receives training from the oldest living agent of Mind Management and, in the process, gets a peek into what the Management was really like in the mid-twentieth century!
• Filling in the gaps before the end!
• The AV Club’s best series of 2013!
“Readers will not be able to put MIND MGMT down for a second.”—Bloody Disgusting

KAZUO KOIKE!
New Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 3 TP
Kazuo Koike (W) and Hideki Mori (A/Cover)
On sale Dec 3
b&w, 240 pages
$13.99
TP, 5” x 7”
Kazuo Koike returns to Lone Wolf and Cub with his twenty-first-century sequel, New Lone Wolf and Cub. Samurai Togo Shigekata has brought the dead Lone Wolf’s son, Daigoro, to an oasis of safety, the warship of Togo’s master, the lord of Satsuma. But when Togo is accused of treason, all hell breaks loose!
• Over one million copies sold of the Dark Horse Lone Wolf and Cub editions.
• Lone Wolf and Cub omnibus program is collecting the entirety of the original series in value-priced editions.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 15 TP
Osamu Takahashi (W/A/Cover)
On sale Dec 17
b&w, 184 pages
$9.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4" 
Is it just an optical illusion, or are Rei and Shinji actually getting closer to one another? Asuka isn’t too sure—but one thing you can be sure of is that she’ll be giving this perception test a hard stare! And on that note, is Asuka falling victim to the same baka-tivity that afflicts her childhood friend, as she decides to use some of Shinji’s “techniques” to help bring Toji and Hikari closer together?
• The most famous anime franchise of the last 20 years!
• The most successful Evangelion spinoff manga—now with more volumes then the original!

Pires—“A creator to watch.” —Multiversity
POP #3 (of 4)
Curt Pires (W), Jason Copland (A), Pete Toms (C), and Dylan Todd (Cover)
On sale Oct 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The walls are closing in. The threads are converging. How long can Elle and Coop run before their luck finally runs out? Before they’re finally captured? Just how far will the cartel go to reclaim Elle? All this and more, inside the spectacular third issue of POP!
Copland—“A creator to watch.” —Comicbook.com

A universe of terror drawn to one world.
Predator: Fire and Stone #1 (of 4)
Joshua Williamson (W), Chris Mooneyham (A), Dan Brown (C), Lucas Graciano (Cover), and Alex Maleev (Variant cover)
On sale Oct 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
As the Perses begins her long journey home, a deadly stowaway forces the crew into a savage conflict! While the crew defend themselves against this unseen predator, the hunter itself stalks a much more substantial game!
• Dark Horse’s Prometheus event sharpens its claws!
• Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Nailbiter) is Multiversity’s breakout writer of 2013!
• Variant cover by Alex Maleev (Batman, Avengers)!
“Mooneyham has a striking approach, combining a Neal Adams-style dynamic with a Klaus Janson kind of roughness.”—Comic Book Resources

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2 (of 4)
Paul Tobin (W), Juan Ferreyra (A), and David Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
After landing on LV-223, a recovery crew uncovers the fate of the Prometheus’s doomed mission—and a horror unlike anything known to man!
• Ties directly into the hit motion picture!
• The core title of Dark Horse’s Aliens and Predator relaunch!
• Art by Bleeding Cool’s Artist of the Year, Juan Ferreyra (Colder, Kiss Me Satan!)!

Read the comic! Watch the series
The Strain: The Night Eternal #3
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
As Ephraim Goodweather descends further into madness, dissecting an injured vampire and convinced that he can find something within its physiology that will give the rebellion an advantage, Vasiliy Fet finds an unlikely ally and makes a deal with someone very close to the Master. Meanwhile, Nora Martinez finds herself within the gates of the mysterious and terrifying Camp Liberty, a place no one ever leaves.
• The final chapter in the Strain Trilogy—by Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan—begins here!

Tim Seeley!
Sundowners #3
Tim Seeley (W), Jim Terry (A), Sean Dove (C), and Chris Brunner (Cover)
On sale Oct 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The pasts of the strange “superteam” known as the Sundowners begin to unfold as the Citizen tries to protect a family that no longer wants him, Arcanika is visited by an old boyfriend, and Crowlita experiences visions of a life she prays isn’t hers!
• Covers by Chris Brunner (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight)!

J. Michael Straczynski!
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #10 (of 12)
J. Michael Straczynski (W), Pete Woods (A/Cover), and Matt Wilson (C)
On sale Oct 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
With humanity on the verge of extinction and his resistance shattered, a broken John Connor parleys with Skynet in a final, desperate effort to overcome the psychotic genius of Thomas Parnell and his Terminator thralls!
• Pete Woods (Superman, Deadpool) brings the destruction!
“Straczynski and Woods are on a roll and they show absolutely no sign of stopping or slowing anytime soon.” —Comic Bastards

Tiger Lung HC
Simon Roy (W/A/Cover) and Jason Wordie (W/C)
On sale Dec 3
FC, 88 pages
$15.99
HC, 6” x 9”
Thirty-five thousand years ago, the world was ruled by strange beasts and ancient gods! For some Paleolithic tribes, hope lay in the shaman warriors who stood between them and the unknown. Tiger Lung follows the struggle of one of these shamans to keep his people alive in a vast, hostile universe! Collects the Tiger Lung adventure from Dark Horse Presents #21–#23, along with two bonus stories.
• Cowritten and drawn by acclaimed creator Simon Roy!
• Collects “Beneath the Ice,” bonus stories, and additional material!

Tomb Raider’s Rhianna Pratchett joins Gail Simone!
Tomb Raider #9
Gail Simone (W), Rhianna Pratchett (W), Derlis Santacruz (P), Andy Owens (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Andy Park (Cover)
On sale Oct 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Roanoke: a desolate, cursed place, forgotten by history. Lara and her allies find themselves trapped in this terrifying lost colony as they try to escape the hired killer gunning for them. However . . . Lara will soon find out there are more terrifying things lurking in the dark than a trained hit man!
• The official continuation of Lara Croft’s story!
• The Tomb Raider video game has sold over 6 million copies!
“With Simone at the helm, I have no doubt the series is in good hands.”—Game Skinny

Comics Master—Hermann!
Trilogy USA HC
Yves H. (W) and Hermann (A/Cover)
On sale Dec 17
FC, 160 pages
$19.99
HC, 8 1/2” x 11 1/2”
Corruption, violence, decay: European comics master Hermann and the up-and-coming writer Yves H. take a viciously satirical look at the dark side of the American soul. From the evil that stalks the Eastern Seaboard setting of “Blood Ties” to the crime-ridden Los Angeles of “Girl from Ipanema,” these three stories paint a picture of a new Babylon.
• Collected and presented for the first time in an English-language translation.
• Internationally renowned father-and-son creative team!

WHO LIVES, WHO DIES?
Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #3 (of 6)
Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover) and Tom Luth (Cover colors)
On sale Oct 1
b&w, 24 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
As Usagi and Tomoe race to warn the town of a marauding Martian war machine, Lord Noriyuki orders an all-out assault against the alien rocket—ending with General Gennosuke and Jotaro in a desperate battle face to face with the extraterrestrial invaders. Be warned—some of your favorite characters will not survive this issue!
• From multiple Eisner Award–winning creator Stan Sakai!
• Celebrating Usagi’s 30th anniversary!

The shocking truth of Unland!
Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #5 (of 5)
Kim Newman (W), Maura McHugh (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Julián Totino Tedesco (Cover)
On sale Oct 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Sir Edward Grey digs deeper into the shocking truth about Unland even as the city drowns in the rising waters. With the help of a mysterious woman, Grey faces raging waters and the eel assassins that have haunted his every step!
• Written by horror fiction legend Kim Newman (Anno Dracula)!
• From the pages of Hellboy!
• #GoToUnland

THE DOCTOR IS IN…SANE!
X #18
Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Freddie Williams II and Jeremy Colwell (Cover)
On sale Oct 8
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
X has been abducted by the Skin Traders! Their gruesome, animal-faced leader is determined to get a slice of X’s famously resilient flesh. While Leigh and Ruidoso mobilize to track down X’s whereabouts, X fights tooth and nail to keep a deranged doctor from getting under his skin!
“Dark Horse’s X is really hitting its stride and readers should get on board immediately.”—Unleash the Fanboy

X Volume 4: Better Off Dead TP
Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Robert Atkins (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)
On sale Dec 24
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Tango’s gang was a handful, but the Archon and his army, the Chosen, are more powerful than any enemy X has ever faced! Betrayed or abandoned by his allies, X must face Arcadia’s newest threat the old-fashioned way: alone! Collects issues #13–#16.
• X faces the greatest foe Arcadia has ever seen!
“X is, month in and month out, a brutally entertaining series.”—Comic Book Resources

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