"Art of He-Man," Rafael Albuquerque's "EI8HT" Debut in Dark Horse's February 2015 Solicitations

Tue, November 18th, 2014 at 11:50am PST | Updated: November 18th, 2014 at 11:59am

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Dark Horse has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping February 2015. When you're through checking out these solicitations, be sure to visit CBR's Indie Comics Forum and discuss these Dark Horse releases with fellow readers.

Dark Horse Solicitations - Last Six Months

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#1 for $1: Usagi Yojimbo
Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)
On sale Feb 11
b&w, 32 pages
$1.00
One-shot
Miyamoto Usagi’s most popular adventure kicks off in this value-priced issue! A sweeping tale assembling nearly the series’ entire cast, Grasscutter finds the rabbit ronin drawn into a violent struggle over the legendary sword of the gods—the Grass Cutting Sword—as the fate of the nation hangs in the balance!
• A perfect introduction to comics legend Stan Sakai’s beloved series!
• Don’t miss The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 2, on sale February 25!

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Abe Sapien #20
Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Max Fiumara (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Feb 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
A little girl taking shelter from the end of the world with a mysterious Mexican death cult turns to Abe for protection.
“If you enjoy a bleak journey through the blasted wasteland, I can’t think of a better book to frequent your pull-list.”—Bloody Disgusting
“This is certainly a property that deserves a spot on your pull-list.”—Unleash the Fanboy

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Angel & Faith Season 10 #11
Victor Gischler (W), Will Conrad (P), Michelle Madsen (C), Scott Fischer (Cover), and Mike Norton and Mark Englert (Variant cover)
On sale Feb 4
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Faith Lehane returns to London! Long missing from the scene in Magic Town, the Slayer is back and ready for action—which is going to come as a surprise to her old evil-fighting teammate, Angel . . .
“Victor Gischler, Will Conrad, and Michelle Madsen are the right team to handle Angel & Faith.”—All-Comic
“If you haven’t picked up the new Angel & Faith Season 10 series, this is as good a place as any to [get] a sample and see for yourself what’s inside.”—Comic Book Resources 

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YOU HAVE THE POWER!
The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe HC
Tim Seeley (W), Steve Seeley (W), and various artists
On sale Apr 15
FC, 304 pages
$39.99
HC, 9" x 12"
In 1982, the world was introduced to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children’s entertainment forever! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling He-Man’s decades-long, epic journey from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon!
• Includes rarely seen images of concept sketches, prototypes, restored art from master illustrator Earl Norem, and more from Mattel’s archives!
• Features interviews with Dolph Lundgren, Paul Dini, Erika Scheimer, and many more!

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The essential companion to the Uncharted saga!
The Art of the Uncharted Trilogy HC
Naughty Dog (W/A)
On sale Apr 15
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 9" x 12"
Join Dark Horse Books and Naughty Dog on a breathtaking, comprehensive exploration into the Uncharted saga! This epic volume offers a detailed look at the art of one of the most exciting game series of this generation, with insightful commentary from the games’ creators! Own a piece of Uncharted history!
• Filled with never-before-seen art from the creators of the games!
• Commentary by Naughty Dog creators throughout!

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“Always a joy to read.”—Comic Book Resources
Bandette Volume 2: Stealers, Keepers! HC
Paul Tobin (W), Colleen Coover (A/Cover), Jonathan Hill (A), Lucy Bellwood (A), and Sheli Hay (A)
On sale Apr 15
FC, 128 pages
$14.99
HC, 6" x 9"
The Eisner Award–winning digital series is back to steal readers’ hearts once again! The Great Thieving Race is on, as Bandette and rival Monsieur compete to steal priceless artifacts from a criminal organization. But its response could make this Bandette’s final crime spree! Collects Bandette #6–#9, plus bonus stories!
• First time in print!
• Includes “Urchin Stories” by guest artists and new extras!
“Tobin and Coover make the world of Bandette one that you’d want to live in.”—Comic Book Resources

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B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #128
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)
On sale Feb 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The BPRD’s attempts to kill the monster terrorizing a snowy mountainside have failed. While the team tries desperately to escape, one man stands against the monster . . . the mysterious Agent Howards. Will this warrior from the past be able to kill the beast or be crushed in its path?
“Moody, tense and a joy to read. Bring on the next issue.”—Bloody Disgusting

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Bride of the Water God Volume 17 TP
Mi-Kyung Yun (W/A/Cover)
On sale Apr 29
b&w, 176 pages
$9.99
TP, 6" x 8 1/4"
With jealous schemers in both the realm of the gods and on earth working against them, former water god Habaek and his human lover Soah will not only have to fight to stay together—but to stay alive as well! Korean creator Mi-Kyung Yun’s high-stakes celestial drama reaches another dramatic turning point!
“Gorgeous, romantic art and a compelling, fantasy-laced setting.”—Anime News Network
“Dark Horse’s production is as visually beautiful as Yun’s art.”—School Library Journal

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THE PENNY MURDERER REVEALED!
Brody’s Ghost Volume 6 TP
Mark Crilley (W/A/Cover)
On sale Apr 1
b&w, 96 pages
$7.99
TP, 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Having used his newfound supernatural powers to solve Talia’s murder, Brody has mere hours to stop his ex-girlfriend from becoming the next victim. But first, he’ll have to pull his greatest feat yet—convincing a furious Talia to help him escape from jail!
• Multiple Eisner nominee Mark Crilley (Akiko, Miki Falls) creates his greatest story yet!
“[Brody’s Ghost] has the perfect blend of comedy and tragedy while capturing both a Japanese and American style of comics.”—Comic Bastards

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #12
Christos Gage (W), Nicholas Brendon (W), Megan Levens (A), Dan Jackson (C), Steve Morris (Cover), and Rebekah Isaacs (Variant cover)
On sale Feb 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Buffy and her crew are on the cusp of some monumental relationship stuff, but entanglements are waylaid when they’re forced to fight a new evil and the flesh homunculi he creates . . .
“This comic is a lot of fun and will make you a fan of Buffy and company all over again.”—Comic Book Resources 

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Volume 2: I Wish TP
Christos Gage (W), Nicholas Brendon (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), Richard Corben (A), Karl Moline (P), Cliff Richards (P), Andy Owens (I), Dan Jackson (C), Beth Corben Reed (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Apr 8
FC, 136 pages
$18.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Buffy and her crew get their fight on against the new vampires and take a trip to Sunnydale, where Andrew is up to his good/bad/old tricks again. And everyone is tempted by what the new rules of magic can do for them . . . just like the Big Bads who have come knocking on Buffy’s door! Collects Buffy Season 10 #6–#10.
“Writer Christos Gage continues to display a masterful grasp of these characters while bringing the incredible blend of action, drama, humor, and emotion that Buffy is known for.”—DC Infinite

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The final arc of Captain Midnight!
Captain Midnight #20
Joshua Williamson (W), Michael Broussard (A/Cover), and Javier Mena (C)
On sale Feb 25
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Captain Midnight’s on the hunt for the greatest threat this world has ever known. The Archon is out there, but who is he, and what does he want? Midnight will have to rely on the ever-dangerous and unlikeliest of allies, Helios, to get the information he needs. But that knowledge lies deep within the heart of Project Black Sky’s most secret compound.
• Don’t miss the X and Captain Midnight crossover “Marked for Death,” in
X #21–#22 and Captain Midnight #21–#24!

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Eisner winner Paul Tobin!
Colder: The Bad Seed #5
Paul Tobin (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover)
On sale Feb 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Reece is trapped in the hungry world, Swivel’s torture of Declan reaches a devastating climax, and a familiar face makes a terrifying reappearance!
• Don’t miss Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra on Prometheus: Fire and Stone!

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FIRST TIME IN COLOR!
The Complete Pistolwhip HC
Jason Hall (W), Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover), and Marie Enger (C)
On sale Apr 15
FC, 336 pages
$27.99
HC, 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"
Matt Kindt and Jason Hall’s breakout crime series returns! This deluxe hardcover edition includes both of Kindt and Hall’s elaborate mystery graphic novels, in color for the first time, along with the Pistolwhip one-shot and a story from Dark Horse Maverick: Happy Endings!
• Deluxe hardcover edition collecting every Pistolwhip story, in color for the first time!
“Good storytelling; strong, distinctive (and visually pleasing) graphics; and cool names like Charlie Minks and Jack Peril! What more could you ask for?”—Jeff Smith
• Matt Kindt’s 2001 debut!

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Conan Red Sonja #2 (of 4)
Gail Simone (W), Jim Zub (W), Dan Panosian (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Feb 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Conan and Red Sonja unite to stop a sorcerer-priest from creating a new age in Hyborian warfare! Exposed to a deadly toxin, barbarian and she-devil race against time to save themselves!
“Gail Simone is a great writer of strong female characters.” —Comic Booked

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Conan the Avenger #11
Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Steve Ellis (Cover)
On sale Feb 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
An old ally becomes a new enemy, and an evil sorcerer stands in Conan’s way! Can Conan acquire the legendary treasure he’s risked everything to find and live to tell the tale?
“By Crom! Now this is how a Conan story should read.”—Geeks of Doom

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Concrete Park Volume 2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T HC
Tony Puryear (W/A/Cover) and Erika Alexander (W)
On sale Apr 29
FC, 136 pages
$19.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Isaac—a young outcast from Earth—awakens on a distant desert planet gripped by violence. Rescued by the gang leader Luca, Isaac must choose sides and fight! Concrete Park Volume 2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T continues the dark, sexy sci-fi saga. Collects the complete R-E-S-P-E-C-T arc, plus new pages and bonus materials!
• An acclaimed sci-fi thriller with fantastic twists!
• Blockbuster screenwriter Tony Puryear cowrites and draws!
“This is blaxploitation style in a science fiction setting and . . . it reads like nothing else.” —Rhymes with Geek

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Creepy #19
Richard P. Clark (W/A), Ivan Cohen (W), Dan Braun (W), Peter Bagge (W/A), Attila Futaki (A), and Sanjulián (Cover)
On sale Feb 18
b&w, 36 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Ring in spring with more thrills and chills than you can shake a baseball bat at! Featuring pugnacious paintings from Richard P. Clark (House of Gold & Bones) and brutal ball games from Ivan Cohen (Beware the Batman) and Attila Futaki (Severed), plus hilarious tales of the Creepy family from Peter Bagge and Dan Braun!
• Cover by legendary horror artist Sanjulián!
• Winner of the Ghastly Award for Best Anthology!
“Don’t pass up the opportunity to partake in these frightening comic shorts.”—Bloody Disgusting

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Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 9 HC
Lev Gleason (W), Dick Wood (W), Max Allan Collins (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 Apr 8
FC, 224 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"
Our latest collection—including every uncensored page from Crime Does Not Pay issues #54 to #57—is brimming with razor-sharp work by artists George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Dan Barry, Charles Biro, and others! This volume also features a new foreword by crime and comics storytelling all-star Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition, King of the Weeds)!
• Featuring pre-Code work by Tuska, Biro, Guardineer, and others!

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Criminal Macabre: The Third Child TP
Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Justin Erickson (Cover)
On sale Apr 22
FC, 112 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Cal McDonald’s changed . . . and maybe not for the better. Locked away and numbing himself with booze and aspirin, the undead 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? Collects Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1–#4.
• Written by Steve Niles (Breath of Bones, 30 Days of Night).
“There’s some deep shit here. Like Niles said, its going to get intense.” —Bloody Disgusting

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THE TWO HUNDREDTH ISSUE!
Dark Horse Presents #7
Mike Mignola (W), Fred Van Lente (W), Alex de Campi (W), Damon Gentry (W), Ed Brisson (W), Matt Kindt (W/A), Brendan McCarthy (W/A), Mark Evanier (W), Gustavo Duarte (W/A), Gillian Flynn (W), Dave Gibbons (A), Fábio Moon (A), Miguel Sepulveda (A), Jerry Ordway (A), Aaron Conley (A), Michael Walsh (A), Sergio Aragonés (A), Gabriel Bá (Cover), and Eric Powell (Variant cover)
On sale Feb 18
FC, 80 pages
$4.99
Ongoing
In this 80-page, two hundredth issue of the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award–winning anthology, Mike Mignola and Fábio Moon revisit Hellboy’s time in Mexico with a follow-up to their story “The Coffin Man.” Fred Van Lente delivers a story about the telepathic cyborg gorilla Ape-X! Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang returns! And Sergio Aragonés delivers the first chapter of a new Groo tale with writer Mark Evanier!
• Features a story from Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen)!
80 pages! 3 Eisners! 3 Harveys! Five bucks!

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Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2 HC
BioWare (W/A)
On sale Apr 29
FC, 224 pages
$39.99
HC, 9" x 12"
BioWare’s newest game, Dragon Age: Inquisition, will expand the universe of their epic series in profound ways. This comprehensive book of lore features exclusive art and information, exploring every corner of this dark fantasy masterpiece!
Newcomers will appreciate how this volume covers everything they need to know about the world and characters of these smash-hit games! Dedicated fans will revel in the abundance of never-before-revealed secrets in this perfect companion to Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1! From heroes and villains to songs and food, and everything in between, this book puts the breadth and depth of this inimitable fantasy at your fingertips.
• Filled with original art and lore by the creators of the games!
• Up to date through the events of the upcoming game Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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Foreword by Brian Michael Bendis!
The EC Archives: Shock SuspenStories Volume 3 HC
Bill Gaines (W), Al Feldstein (W), Jack Oleck (W), Otto Binder (W), Carl Wessler (W), Jack Davis (A), Jack Kamen (A), Wally Wood (A), Reed Crandall (A), George Evans (A), Bernie Krigstein (A), Bill Elder (A), Joe Orlando (A), Frank Frazetta (A), Marie Severin (C), and Carlos Badilla (C)
On sale Apr 29
FC, 216 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 1/4" x 11"
Dark Horse Comics brings you shocking tales of suspense! These stimulating stories have been digitally recolored—using Marie Severin’s original palette as a guide—and feature art by all-star comic talents Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Wally Wood, Reed Crandall, George Evans, Bernie Krigstein, Bill Elder, Joe Orlando, and Frank Frazetta! Collects Shock SuspenStories #13–#18.
• Includes all the original ads, text pieces, and letters!

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From American Vampire’s Rafael Albuquerque!
EI8HT #1 (of 5)
Rafael Albuquerque (W/A/Cover) and Mike Johnson (W)
On sale Feb 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where Joshua, a chrononaut, finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him, he can’t count on anything but his heart and a stranger’s voice to guide him to his destiny.
• From the artist of American Vampire!
• Cowritten with Mike Johnson (Supergirl)!
• Traverse the past, the present, the future . . . and welcome to the Meld!

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ElfQuest: The Final Quest Volume 1 TP
Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover), Richard Pini (W), and Sonny Strait (C)
On sale Apr 1
FC, 192 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"
The dream that Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders fought and died for, the Palace of the High Ones, may be the very thing destroying them. The skills that helped them survive the harsh world are fading, and there is a growing threat from a tyrant obsessed with exterminating all elves—creating a disastrous brew that must surely boil over. Collects ElfQuest: The Final Quest #1–#6 and The Final Quest Special.
“If you’re looking for some engaging fantasy, don’t miss ElfQuest: The Final Quest! It’s something special and will pull you in from the first time you read it!”—Major Spoilers 

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Game of Thrones: Brienne of Tarth Statue
On sale May 27
13’ tall, hand-painted, limited to 950 numbered pieces
$225.00
There are plenty of fierce warriors in Game of Thrones, but few are the match of Brienne of Tarth. Standing taller than most men, armed with her sword Oathkeeper, she is a fury in battle.
We have depicted her this way in a new limited-edition statue, sculpted in fine detail by Gentle Giant Studios.

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Gantz Volume 35 TP
Hiroya Oku (W/A/Cover)
On sale Apr 22
b&w, 216 pages
$13.99
TP, 5" x 7"
The truce with the alien invaders begins to crumble, and this time the humans are gaining the upper hand. Kei discovers that his beloved Tae still lives, and the race is on to save her before she and her goliath alien protector are brought down in the rapidly spreading destruction!
“Drawn with eye-popping realism . . . raising standard geek fare to a new level of sophistication.”—Entertainment Weekly

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“An amazing series.”—Fangoria
Ghost #12
Chris Sebela (W), Harvey Tolibao (P), Keith Champagne (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Emanuela Lupacchino and Wes Dzioba (Cover)
On sale Feb 4
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Reeling from the loss of a dear friend, Ghost delves further into Chicago’s labyrinthine underworld in a search that leads from back alleys to the corridors of power! She may unearth a conspiracy, but can she find it in herself to bury the past?
“Strongly recommended.”—Front Towards Gamer 
“Ghost . . . has almost no flaws.”—All-Comic

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PEDAL TO THE METAL!
The Ghost Fleet #4
Donny Cates (W), Daniel Warren Johnson (A/Cover), and Lauren Affe (C)
On sale Feb 4
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
With a mysterious voice coming through the CB radio, Trace begins to comprehend the deadly nature of his stolen payload. His old friend Ward, director of the Ghost Fleet, will do anything to retrieve that truck . . . even hiring loose-cannon bounty hunter Mickey Reno!
• Also in this issue: Truckasaurus versus Destroyladon!
“Donny Cates . . . is a rising star in the comic-book scene.”—Bleeding Cool

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Love never dies
Girlfiend TP
Arnold and Jacob Pander (W/A/Cover)
On sale Apr 1
b&w, 280 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
The Pander brothers are back and bloodthirsty with Girlfiend—their new vampire crime thriller! This meaty graphic novel finds the brothers doing what they do best: Taking comics to the edge. Sink your teeth into this pulp-infused thriller, as a human and his vampire girlfriend must hunt the criminal underworld to keep their love alive!
• A thrilling tale of lust, sacrifice, and rock ’n’ roll!
• The Eisner Award–nominated duo returns to comics!

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“There is no match for this comic in look or content.”—Comic Bastards
“There aren’t many characters like the Goon in comics and there aren’t many creators as unique and enjoyable as Eric Powell.”—IGN
The Goon: Once upon a Hard Time #1 (of 4)
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover/Variant cover)
On sale Feb 4
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
After the tragic events of Occasion of Revenge, the witch coven believes that control of the unnamed town will soon be in their grasp and the Goon’s tragic soul will contribute to the curse that increases their power. But has their plot destroyed the Goon or created a monster too savage for them to withstand?
Once upon a Hard Time is a climactic miniseries that has major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast. If you’re a Goon fan, you can’t miss this.
“Powell’s story is sweet when it needs to be, warm and touching when it wants to be, and brutal and gruesome when it has to be.”—Bloody Disgusting

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Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #4 (of 8)
Alex de Campi (W), and Afua Richardson (A/Cover)
On sale Feb 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Grindhouse is back in blaxploitation! On orders from the Bureau of Organized Terrorism Intervention (B.O.O.T.I.), superfly superspy Lady Danger came to make trouble in a CIA-backed Chinese general turned drug lord’s neighborhood. Now it’s his turn to make trouble in hers—with lots of guns and ninjas! And bimbos, also!
• Nina Simone award winner Afua Richardson (Genius)!

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Groo: Friends and Foes #2
Mark Evanier (W), Sergio Aragonés (A/Cover), and Tom Luth (C)
On sale Feb 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
The Year of Groo continues! As Groo roams from town to town, wreaking his usual havoc, he runs into his beloved Granny Groo, who raised him from an inept young toddler to an even less-ept older idiot. Can she use Groo in a profitable scheme? Well, what do you think? From Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, with Stan Sakai and Tom Luth!

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SWORDS! SORCERY! STUPIDITY!
Groo vs. Conan TP
Mark Evanier (W), Sergio Aragonés (A/Cover), Thomas Yeates (A/Cover), and Tom Luth (C)
On sale Apr 1
FC, 128 pages
$16.99
TP, 7" x 10"
The indomitable barbarian Conan meets the insufferable birdbrain Groo in this comic crossover centuries in the making! Only in the addled brain of Sergio Aragonés, with help from Mark Evanier and Thomas Yeates, could these mismatched warriors ever cross swords! Fantasy adventure has never been so dumb, or so fun! Collects #1–#4.
“Longtime Groo fans will find a lot to love here.”—Newsarama
“I was grinning ear to ear the whole time.”—Comic Spectrum

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“Start reading Halo: Escalation now.”—Geeked Out Nation
Halo: Escalation #15
Duffy Boudreau (W), Sergio Ariño (P), Juan Castro (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Jean-Sébastien Rossbach (Cover)
On sale Feb 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
On a treacherous planet, the UNSC Infinity battles the bloodthirsty Covenant for control of the Janus Key—and the Forerunner empire’s secrets . . . The action-packed sequel to Halo 4’s Spartan Ops continues! Story by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre, Bloodshot), art by Sergio Ariño (Ms. Marvel)!
• An essential addition to the Halo canon!
• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $4 billion over its lifetime!
• The penultimate chapter in the newest Halo: Escalation arc!

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Halo: Escalation Volume 2 TP
Brian Reed (W), Duffy Boudreau (W), Sergio Ariño (P), Ricardo Sánchez (P), Juan Castro (I), Rob Lean (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Sparth (Cover)
On sale Apr 8
FC, 152 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
The fall of New Phoenix, Master Chief’s return to action, and a dark plot by the Office of Naval Intelligence—all in this volume collecting Halo: Escalation issues #7–#12 by Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man), Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Sergio Ariño (Ms. Marvel), Ricardo Sánchez (Green Arrow), and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).
• From Halo lead writer and comics veteran Brian Reed!
• Features the return of Master Chief in an all-new story!

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #3 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Alex Maleev (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Feb 4
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Hellboy’s first mission takes an ugly turn when one of his team members turns against him. Will Hellboy be able to survive the assault from within the BPRD and the onslaught of terrors hiding in the ancient fortress above?

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From the Eisner Award–winning creators of Itty Bitty Hellboy!
Itty Bitty Comics: The Mask #4
Art Baltazar (W/A/Cover) and Franco (W/A)
On sale Feb 11
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Herman finally gets the mask back, but what happens when he unleashes his deepest inner awesomeness? A whole lot of crazy, that’s what! But do the kids like him better as the Mask, or as regular Daddy Herman?
• All-ages mayhem!
“I highly encourage the reading of any Art and Franco books.”—Following the Nerd

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“Spellbinding.”—Powell’s Books
Lady Killer #2 (of 5)
Joëlle Jones (W/A/Cover) and Jamie S. Rich (W)
On sale Feb 4
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Josie’s life grows more complicated than ever. Between the demands of her family life (including her disapproving mother-in-law), the challenges of performing as a ruthless assassin, and being underestimated by the men she works for, how can she do it all—and make it look so good?
• A new original series!
“Lady Killer is a killer cool book with one of my favorite artist/writer teams at the top of their game. It’s an exciting and unique take on the whole midcentury-modern vibe, with one great surprise after another! And the colors are really nifty too!”—Mike Allred

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Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 8 TP
Kazuo Koike (W), Goseki Kojima (A), and Frank Miller and Lynn Varley (Cover)
On sale Apr 1
b&w, 672 pages
$19.99
TP, 5" x 7"
Yagyū Retsudō’s failure to stop Ōgami Ittō has brought an ultimatum from the shōgun: kill the Lone Wolf or face execution. But Yagyū will not go forth empty handed. To aid his cause, the shōgun places the Firewatchers—his own elite bodyguards—under Yagyū’s command! Collects three stories from Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 17, all of volume 18, and two stories from volume 19.
• 672 pages, value priced.
• Over one million copies sold of the original Dark Horse series!
• Eisner and Harvey Award winner.

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The return of Mister X!
Mister X: Razed #1 (of 4)
Dean Motter (W/A) and Ty Templeton (Cover)
On sale Feb 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Visionary creator Dean Motter returns with a new masterpiece of retrofuturism! Radiant City is a metropolis as mysterious as its alleged creator—Mister X. What should’ve improved the city left it cursed. Now, Mister X must watch over the City of Dreams turned City of Nightmares, keeping vigil during a holiday season that’s anything but jolly.
• From visionary artist and designer Dean Motter!
• The first issue of a new arc, a great jumping-on point for new readers!
“Motter has created his own off-beat, stylized cityscape, and even when it engages with contemporary culture it does so in its own unique way.”—Comic Book Resources

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NOW A MAJOR ANIME SERIES!
Oreimo: Kuroneko Volume 1 TP
Tsukasa Fushimi (W) and Sakura Ikeda (A/Cover)
On sale Apr 15
b&w, 168 pages
$10.99
TP, 5" x 7 1/4" 
In a shocking twist, Kyousuke’s sister Kirino has decided to study abroad . . . and Ruri Gokou, a.k.a. Kuroneko, is transferring to Kyousuke’s school! Is his homeroom prepared to have the dark Queen of Nightmare among them . . . and is the manga world prepared when Kuroneko makes her first pitch to a professional company? One thing’s for sure—Kyousuke will be by her side, supporting her. But how close is “by her side” going to be . . . ?
• New Oreimo spinoff from the same creative team as Dark Horse’s original manga.
• The anime is released in the US through Aniplex USA.

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“A visual tour de force.”—Brian Azzarello
Polar Volume 2: Eye for an Eye HC
Victor Santos (W/A/Cover)
On sale Apr 15
FC, 168 pages
$17.99
HC, 9" x 6 3/4"
Left adrift in arctic waters with a gunshot wound to the head, Christy White was rescued from an icy death by a mysterious man. She craved retribution, and he taught her how to get it—how to make sense of her past and how to kill. They tried to freeze her out, but they should have finished the job, because now she’s back with a vengeance! Collects the second year of the bloody and beautiful silent web comic by Victor Santos (The Mice Templar, Furious).
• A tale of vengeance à la Kill Bill!

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“10 out of 10!”—Bloody Disgusting
Prometheus: Fire and Stone TP
Paul Tobin (W), Juan Ferreyra (A), and David Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Apr 8
FC, 104 pages
$14.99
TP, 7" x 10"
When the Prometheus never returned from its 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. Collects the four-issue miniseries.
“A great start to this multi-series event.”—Unleash the Fanboy
“I'm really blown away by every aspect of this book.” —Bloody Disgusting
“Must reading for fans of the films, science fiction, or horror. Dark Horse is delivering the goods.” —SciFiPulse

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Kelly Sue DeConnick!
Prometheus: Fire and Stone—Omega
Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), Agustin Alessio (A), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Feb 11
FC, 48 pages
$4.99
One-shot
Angela and her fellow survivors are stranded on LV-223, but their mission is not over yet. The answer to their quest could be hidden deep underground, but the strangest nightmare of all stands in their way.
• From writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly).

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Rat God #1 (of 5)
Richard Corben (W/A/Cover) and Beth Corben Reed (C)
On sale Feb 4
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Terrible things stalk the forests outside Arkham in this chilling original tale from comics master Richard Corben! An arrogant city slicker on a quest to uncover the background of a young woman from the backwoods finds horrors beyond imagining, combining Lovecraftian mutations with Native American legends.
• New from the Eisner Award Hall of Fame inductee!
• The gold standard in horror comics for over 40 years!
• An original tale of backwoods terror inspired by Lovecraft.
“He is the mainstay in my collection of original art and one of the most precise and admirable storytellers in the medium.”—Guillermo del Toro

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Resurrectionists #4
Fred Van Lente (W), Maurizio Rosenzweig (P), Moreno Dinisio (I/C), and Juan Doe (Cover)
On sale Feb 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Jericho Way has been awakened! He now understands that he is a Resurrectionist: a unique individual that can access the memories and abilities of his past lives. Known as the Maker, he and another Resurrectionist called the Scout must unlock the others before the evil Sojourn Corporation can stop them forever. If they succeed, they just might have a chance to pull off the most important heist in history—a chance to fight the future!
• New creator-owned ongoing series from New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente!

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Return of the Gremlins HC
Mike Richardson (W) and Dean Yeagle (A/Cover)
On sale Apr 8
FC, 120 pages
$19.99
HC, 7” x 10”
When a young American named Gus inherits his late grandfather’s English estate, he hopes to sell the place and be on his way. But then, strange things start happening in the house. Gus’s suspicions are confirmed when he learns the house isn’t haunted—it’s infested with Gremlins! This beautiful hardcover collects Dark Horse’s Return of the Gremlins comics, as well as an archive of classic Gremlins comics and stories from the 1940s!
• Based on the classic Disney characters created by world-renowned author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach)!
• Great for kids!
• Introduction by Leonard Maltin.
“Dark, gruesome, and filled with intrigue.”—Comic Monsters 

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The Strain: The Night Eternal #6
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale Feb 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
With their backs against the wall, outnumbered and outmatched in the vampire blood farm known as Camp Liberty, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his rebels could use some divine intervention. Thankfully, the sky is falling!
• Read the comic. Watch the series on FX!
“A must read for all.”—Big Comic Page

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The Strain Book 2: The Fall HC
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale Apr 22
FC, 272 pages
$29.99
HC, 7 1/4" x 10 7/8”
A vast conspiracy prevents the truth about the vampire epidemic from coming to light. A small force is humanity’s only chance: an alcoholic, a doctor, a pawnbroker, an exterminator, and a criminal. Can they prevent the Master from covering the world in darkness? This collection includes issues #1–#9 of the acclaimed series and a short story featured in Dark Horse Presents that follows the travails of an aged luchador, the Silver Angel, written and illustrated by Lapham.

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Perfect jumping-on point!
Sundowners #7
Tim Seeley (W), Jim Terry (A), Sean Dove (C), and Juan Ferreyra (Cover)
On sale Feb 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
While the members of the Sundowners Support Group are on the run from the Chicago police, a stopover in Detroit uncovers the Motor City’s supervillain underbelly! Meet Mr. Christmas and his little helpers—he knows when you’re sleeping, and he’s not too happy that the Sundowners are coming to town . . .
“A joy to read, intrigue pouring out the seams and exceptional visuals.”—Bloody Disgusting

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New Arc!
Tomb Raider #13
Rhianna Pratchett (W), Derlis Santacruz (P), Andy Owens (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Brenoch Adams (Cover)
On sale Feb 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Rhianna Pratchett, writer of the 2013 Tomb Raider video game, begins a new arc!
Lara’s quiet life working at the British Museum is shattered as she finds herself drawn into a dangerous game with her friend’s life at stake—a friend who was thought to be already dead!
• The official continuation of Lara Croft’s story!
• The Tomb Raider video game has sold over 6 million copies!
• A great starting point for new readers!

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Witchfinder Volume 3: The Mysteries of Unland TP
Kim Newman (W), Maura McHugh (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Mike Mignola (Cover)
On sale Apr 15
FC, 144 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"
Sir Edward Grey is sent to Hallam to investigate the death of a Crown-appointed official, but once he is there he hears rumors of the mysterious Unland—the wetlands around the town—and the creatures that inhabit it. Grey’s skepticism vanishes when he encounters the monsters of Unland, and he realizes that Hallam is a place of secrets. Collects Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1–#5.
• From Anno Dracula novelist Kim Newman!
“Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland is exactly the kind of story that Lovecraft would have told.”—Newsarama

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Cover by Rafael Albuquerque!
X #22
Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Rafael Albuquerque (Cover)
On sale Feb 11
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
The Archon returns to Arcadia to settle an old score with an enigmatic masked man called the Mark, and X is caught in the middle! But what can one man do to subdue two seemingly unstoppable titans whose skin can stop bullets?
• “Marked for Death” part 1, chapter 2!

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X Volume 5: Flesh and Blood TP
Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Freddie Williams II and Jeremy Colwell (Cover)
On sale Apr 22
FC, 104 pages
$14.99
TP, 7" x 10"
When Leigh learns an old friend has fallen victim to the Skin Traders—surgically modified thugs who skin their abductees—she knows that only X can face their demented plastic-surgeon leader! Swords meet scalpels in a hospital showdown! Collects issues #17–#20.

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