Sollicitations dark horse - février 2017


ALIENS: DEFIANCE #10
Brian Wood (W), Stephen Thompson (A), Dan Jackson ©, and Stephanie Hans (Cover)
attack on the Europa by space pirates leaves Zula, Davis, and Hollis on a barely functional ship. They now must return to Earth, where the Weyland-Yutani corporation is waiting and ready to put an end to their rogue mission.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 22.


ALIENS: THE ORIGINAL COMICS SERIES VOLUME 2 HC
Mark Verheiden (W), Den Beauvais (A/Cover), and Sam Kieth (A)
Long before Alien3 was even a glint in director David Fincher’s eye, Dark Horse Comics was already crafting a terrifying post-Aliens continuity for Ripley, Hicks, and Newt. These are the original stories that took the comics market by storm in a prestige collection of the unabridged and unadulterated series. Collects Aliens: Nightmare Asylum #1-4 and Aliens: Female War #1-4.
224 pages, black and white, $39.99, in stores on April 12.


ALIENS: LIFE AND DEATH TP
Dan Abnett (W), Moritat (A), Rain Beredo ©, and David Palumbo (Cover)
Barely escaping from a world overrun with Aliens, a squad of Colonial Marines discover that one of their number is still planetside – a prisoner in an Alien hive. It’s time to man up, gear up, and head back to the Alien-infested planet. The marines leave no man or woman behind! Collects Aliens: Life and Death issues #1-4.
96 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 12.


ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: LIFE AND DEATH #3
Dan Abnett (W), Brian Thies (A), Rain Beredo ©, and David Palumbo (Cover)
The Alien hordes descend in a desperate attempt to repossess their fetus queen from the escaping Colonial Marines. Even with the help of the Predator clan, survival for the humans doesn’t look likely.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 22.


ANGEL SEASON 11 #2
Corinna Bechko (W), Geraldo Borges (A), Michelle Madsen ©, Scott Fischer (Cover), and Jeff Dekal (Variant cover)
Having seen a terrible vision with connections to his past, Angel is taken back in time by the goddess Illyria and finds himself in Illyria’s ancient past – by mistake. When she discovers when they are – in the middle of a battle between her past self and another god – Illyria’s not ready to leave without attempting to change what had been . . .
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 15.


AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER – NORTH AND SOUTH PART THREE TP
Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)
Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei arrive in the Southern Water Tribe amid protests against Gilak’s imprisonment. While the leaders hold council to solidify Malina and Hakoda’s unification plans, Gilak breaks free and leads a powerful rebellion! In the face of these two opposing tribes, Katara will have to make peace with her nostalgia and distrust to save the home she loves from being permanently torn apart.
80 pages, $10.99, in stores on April 26.


BALTIMORE: THE RED KINGDOM #1
Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Peter Bergting (A), Michelle Madsen ©, and Ben Stenbeck (Cover)
Lord Baltimore is missing. The Red King – evil incarnate – is taking over the world. Baltimore’s team has been driven apart, with some of them dying on the frontlines while others are in hiding. Since the day he set out for revenge on the vampire who killed his family, Baltimore’s fight has gotten bigger than he’d ever imagined, but what role will he take as evil finally threatens to consume the world?
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 1.


BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 TP
Hiroaki Samura (W/A/Cover)
Rin continues her quest across Japan to avenge the murder of her parents, joined by Manji – her seemingly immortal protector. The eccentric, bloodthirsty Ittö-ryü sword school tries to carve a path to Edo Castle, led by the hated Anotsu as they obliterate all rival schools along the way. The deadly Mugai-ryü has formed, though – with the sole purpose of destroying Anotsu’s clan! Collects volumes 4, 5, and 6.
536 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on April 5.


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 11 #4
Christos Gage (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Dexter Vines (I), Dan Jackson ©, and Steve Morris (Cover)
Now living in the Safe Zone, Buffy, Willow, and Spike are making do while sharing space with so many other magical folk. Unfortunately, with natural enemies living together and low blood rations for the vampires, time will tell how safe things will remain in the “Safe” Zone . . .
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 15.


CALL OF DUTY: ZOMBIES #3
Justin Jordan (W), Jonathan Wayshak (A), Dan Jackson ©, and Simon Bisley (Cover
When an AI security system tries to destroy the Tranzit crew, Marlton must use his tech skills to outwit the digital defenses. Misty reminds him that he can’t survive on his own: it’s going to take more than know-how and smarts to get everyone out alive. The group decide to take a chance on escaping from the zombie-infested apocalyptic wasteland, not knowing if their desperate attempt will work or where it could take them.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 15.


CARAVAGGIO VOLUME 1: THE PALETTE AND THE SWORD HC
Milo Manara (W/A/Cover)
Comics master Milo Manara returns to Dark Horse with his newest work, Caravaggio Volume 1: The Palette and the Sword! Chronicling the painter’s early years in Rome and the pleasures and troubles he finds there, this seminal work is Manara’s love letter to Caravaggio, one of the most revered and influential artists in history.
64 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 12.

CHIMICHANGA: THE SORROW OF THE WORLD’S WORST FACE! HC
Eric Powell (W) and Stephanie Buscema (A/Cover)
Joining artist Stephanie Buscema, Eric Powell returns to his all-ages creation, Chimichanga, the story of a bizarre monster and the little bearded girl who guides him through life in the sideshow. Now they’ve met another misfit – a boy so ugly he hides behind the world’s longest bangs! He is hunted and on the run – can he find peace and even happiness at the carnival? Collects Chimichanga: The Sorrow of the World’s Worst Face! #1-4.
112 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 26.


CONAN THE SLAYER #8
Cullen Bunn (W), Sergio Dávila (A), Michael Atiyeh ©, and Admira Wijaya (Cover)
Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Sergio Dávila continue their adaptation of “The Devil in Iron!” In his new position as chief of the Kozaks, Conan must parley with a fierce enemy lord, Jehungir Agha. But Agha wants the Cimmerian dead, so he’s planning a lethal trap that begins with a beautiful woman . . .
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 22.


CONAN THE SLAYER VOLUME 1: BLOOD IN HIS WAKE TP
Cullen Bunn (W), Sergio Dávila (A), Michael Atiyeh ©, and Lee Bermejo (Cover)
Alone, on the brink of death, and with nothing but his sword, Conan of Cimmeria finds refuge in a camp of Kozaki raiders. As Conan’s wounds heal, he gains acceptance into the clan . . . only to discover that mortal danger is closer than ever. Penned by Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and with art by Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja), this volume collects issues #1–#6 of Conan the Slayer!
152 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 26.


CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 2: CITY OF THIEVES TP
Kurt Busiek (W), Mike Mignola (W), Timothy Truman (W), Cary Nord §, Michael Wm. Kaluta §, Tomás Giorello §, Dave Stewart ©, Richard Isanove ©, and Tony Harris (Cover)
Showcasing the conclusion of writer Kurt Busiek and artist Cary Nord’s groundbreaking work on the series, plus the inaugurations of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this volume includes adaptations of “The Tower of the Elephant,” “The Hall of the Dead,” and “Rogues in the House.”
472 pages, $24.99, in stores on April 19.


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #31
Paul Levitz (W), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A/Cover), Kaare Andrews (W), Dean Haspiel (W/A), John Nadeau (W/A), Dan Jolley (W), Francesco Francavilla (W/A), Tim Hamilton (A), and Troy Nixey (A)
This month’s Dark Horse Presents offering is an issue with plenty of exciting conclusions! Dean Haspiel’s The Red Hook, Dan Jolley and John Nadeau’s Murder Society, Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, and Kaare Andrews, Troy Nixey, and Dave McCaig’s The Black Sinister all come to a close. Continuing this month are Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s paranormal crime drama Brooklyn Blood and Carla Speed McNeil’s aboriginal sci-fi Finder.
48 pages, $4.99, in stores on Feb. 15.


DEAD INSIDE #3
John Arcudi (W), Toni Fejzula (A), André May ©, and Dave Johnson (Cover)
Detective Linda Caruso has been focusing on the crime scene itself: a brutal murder inside the Mariposa County Jail. But as she keeps asking questions that no one wants to answer, she learns that what’s been happening outside those heavily guarded walls is a crucial piece of the puzzle.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 15.

DEPT. H #11
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Sharlene Kindt ©
Mia knew there was a traitor in the Dept. H base when she descended to the bottom of the ocean to solve her father’s murder. As the coincidences and accidents pile up, she can’t deny that traitor is sabotaging her investigation. Now Mia’s only chance at saving her own life, and the lives of her friends, is to solve the murder and figure out who among them is willing to die to keep their crime a secret.
28 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 15.


THE EC ARCHIVES: THE HAUNT OF FEAR VOLUME 4 HC
Bill Gaines (W), Al Feldstein (W/A), Otto Binder (W), Carl Wessler (W), Graham Ingels (A/Cover), George Evans (A), Jack Kamen (A), Jack Davis (A), Reed Crandall (A), and Carlos Badilla ©
Delight in fright! This fourth volume of the EC Comics horror classic The Haunt of Fear collects a gruesome medly of unforgettable frights! Featuring art from the legendary talents of Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, George Evans, Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, and Reed Crandall, this volume collects The Haunt of Fear #19-24.
216 pages, $49.99, in stores on April 12.


EMPOWERED AND THE SOLDIER OF LOVE #1
Adam Warren (W) and Karla Diaz (A/Cover)
Love is tearing apart costumed crimefighter Empowered’s city, as the unearthly powers of an embittered “International Magical Girl of Mystery” covertly inflame the superheroic community’s burning passions. But even if a befuddled Emp can puzzle out her shadowy foe’s schemes, can she hope to prevail against the Soldier of Love? Â
36 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 6.


ETHER #4
Matt Kindt (W) and David Rubín (A/Cover)
Twelve-year-old Hazel loves spending summers at her grandmother’s house. Granny’s magical stories of adventure in the Ether are unlike the stories and fairy tales Hazel finds at the library. And then, one summer, Hazel gets a little too curious and discovers the source of those stories. When she falls through a well into a magical dimension, she learns that there’s a dark side to the Ether that her Granny never told her about.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 15.


GAME OF THRONES: DRAGON EGG SHOT GLASS SET
Firewater, anyone? As fans of HBO’s adaptation of Game of Thrones know, Daenerys’s three dragon “children” pack some heat. What better vessel for you and your guests when you do the same? Boxed as a set in a color package. There is one for each dragon egg: Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion.
Set of three, $14.99, in stores on June 7.


HALO: UNSC SPIRIT OF FIRE SHIP REPLICA
The Spirit of Fire is a heavily upgraded Phoenix-class colonial support vessel, tasked with deploying ground troops and prefabricated firebase facilities in support of UNSC expeditionary operations. Cavernous cargo bays that once held prefabricated schools and atmosphere processors now hold mobile armories and Pelican dropships. Its modular factory system was upgraded and retooled to produce the latest military hardware, and sensors that once assessed planets for pioneers are now turned to detecting hidden enemy forces.
8" replica with based included, $49.99, in stores on Feb. 15.


HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA HC
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Gary Gianni (W/A), and Dave Stewart ©
Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop at nothing in pursuit of a powerful sea creature. Following the events of Hellboy: The Island, Gary Gianni draws Hellboy in a brand-new graphic novel.
56 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 19.


I AM A HERO OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 TP
Kengo Hanazawa (W/A/Cover)
One quick, deadly bite could change everything for Hideo and young Hiromi as they head out of the forest they’ve been hiding in and return to civilization. They soon realize that populated areas – even shrines – are just as dangerous as the haunted woods they’ve left! Collects two original Japanese volumes into one huge Dark Horse edition!
424 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 5.


NEON GENESIS EVANGELION – THE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 TP
Osamu Takahashi (W/A)
In Book Three, Shinji, Rei, and Asuka at last begin to train as a team for real combat, weapons in hand . . . stalking a giant gelatinous creature with a spherical “core” they must take out. If this kind of mission sounds strangely familiar, you’re right – but if things go as usual, it’s poor Shinji who’ll get called the slimeball! And even as the lab deals with the fallout of the Jet Alone affair, can they stand the stress of a relaxing game of company baseball with Gendo . . .? Collects volumes 7-9.
552 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on April 5.


RESIDENT ALIEN VOLUME 4: THE MAN WITH NO NAME TP
Peter Hogan (W) and Steve Parkhouse (A/Cover)
A stranded alien explorer hides in plain sight, posing as a doctor in Patience, Washington. After he accidentally exposes himself to investigators who are on his trail, a mysterious arsonist and a stubborn federal agent arrive in town to heat things up! Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse continue their unique science-fiction/murder-mystery series! Collects the four-issue miniseries.
104 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 19.


SECRET SNEYD: THE UNPUBLISHED CARTOONS OF DOUG SNEYD HC
Doug Sneyd (W/A/Cover), Jim Foster (W), Chris Kemp (W), Jenny Klein (W), Paul Marshman (W), Rex F. May (W), Pudge McDivitt (W), and Lucas Zehner (W)
Veteran artist Doug Sneyd presents a collection of unpublished cartoon concepts created throughout his career with Playboy magazine. This novelty book is packed from end to end with one-liners and pretty girls Рfunny, charming, and risqu̩ jokes, each one full of all the life and expression that only a master artist can impart with a few strokes of the pen and brush!
260 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 6.


SERENITY: NO POWER IN THE 'VERSE #5
Chris Roberson (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Karl Story (I), Wes Dzioba ©, and Dan Dos Santos (Cover)
Time is running out for Mal and the crew of the Serenity. River and Iris are being held captive by the Operative Kalista, who fully intends to use their talents for the Alliance once again. If the crew can’t prevent Kalista from taking the girls off world, there’s no telling where or when they’ll find them again!
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 22.


SLAYER: REPENTLESS #2
Jon Schnepp (W), Guiu Vilanova (A), Mauricio Wallace ©, and Glenn Fabry with Adam Brown (Cover)
In as expansion on the shocking Slayer: Repentless video trilogy, former neo-Nazi Wyatt returns the body of his murdered love to her family. But his brother, the merciless leader the of hate group The Cause, plans to teach Wyatt what happens to race traitors . . . a lesson written in blood!
32 pages, $4.99, in stores on Feb. 22.


SOUPY LEAVES HOME TP
Cecil Castellucci (W) and Jose Pimienta (A/Cover)
Pearl Plankette ran away from her home to escape an abusive father and an unhappy future. Disguised and reborn as a boy named Soupy, she hitches her star to an unlikely hobo, and they begin their journey from the cold heartbreak of their eastern homes toward the sunny promise of California in this train-hopping, Depression-era coming-of-age tale.
208 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 19.


SPELL ON WHEELS #5
Kate Leth (W), Megan Levens (A), Marissa Louise ©, and Joe Quinones (Cover)
The witches head out to recover the last of their magical possessions, but they soon discover they’re in a fight for their lives and the bad guy is not who they expected!
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 15.


THE VISITOR: HOW AND WHY HE STAYED #1
Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Paul Grist (A/Cover), and Bill Crabtree ©
In 1944 Hellboy was conjured in a ceremony meant to give Hitler the ultimate occult weapon. Fortunately, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm was there to witness, and to guide Hellboy to become the greatest paranormal detective in the world. But Bruttenholm wasn’t the only witness to Hellboy’s arrival. A visitor was there, sent to kill the Beast that had been prophesied to kill us all. What the visitor saw, and why he stayed his hand, leads to the most mysterious Hellboy spinoff yet …
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 22.


WITCHFINDER VOLUME 4: CITY OF THE DEAD TP
Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), Dave Stewart ©, and Julian Totino Tedesco (Cover)
Flesheating corpses and an ancient temple discovered beneath London lead authorities to call upon Edward Grey, Queen Victoria’s official occult investigator. But the sinister Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra also has interests in the underground ruins. When they ask for Grey’s help, he has to wonder if the threat is great enough to team up with a secret society he’s sworn to destroy. Collects Witchfinder: City of the Dead #1-5.
144 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 19.


WORLD OF TANKS TP
Garth Ennis (W), Carlos Ezquerra (A), P. J. Holden (A), Michael Atiyeh ©, and Isaac Hannaford (Cover)
A tense war story inspired by the massively popular (over 110 million players!) online game World of Tanks. An untested British crew inadvertently commands an unconventional Cromwell tank into France while hunted by a hardened German Panzer unit. Collects the five-issue miniseries.
120 pages, $16.99, in stores on April 19.