Sollicitations dark horse - juin 2016

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ABE SAPIEN #34
Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Sebastián Fiumara (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart ©
In this standalone story, Abe seeks answers in his most crucial and secret place of origin, where his destiny is revealed.
32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 8.

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ALABASTER: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BIRD HC
Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Daniel Warren Johnson (A), Carlos Badilla ©, and Greg Ruth (Cover)
A year after her death in a burning barn, Dancy Flammarion now finds herself in a hell of her own creation. A new evil haunts the sun-scorched back roads and ghost towns of the American South: murderous twins who command a legion of ghouls. Once again, she must face down demons, both those who walk the world unchallenged and those in her own shattered mind. Collects the five-issue miniseries.
128 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 31.

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ALENA TP
Kim W. Andersson (W/A/Cover)
Alena’s life is a living hell. Since she arrived at a snobbish boarding school, she’s been harassed every day by Philippa and the girls on the lacrosse team. But Alena’s best friend Josephine is not going to accept that anymore. Not from the counselor or the principal, not from Philippa, and not from anyone else at that horrid school. If Alena does not fight back, then Josephine will take matters into her own hands. There’s just one problem . . . Josephine has been dead for a year.
136 pages, $17.99, in stores on August 24.

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ALIENS: DEFIANCE #3
Brian Wood (W), Riccardo Burchielli (A), Dan Jackson ©, and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
Mutiny aboard the Europa. After accessing a Weyland-Yutani network buoy which reprograms their directives, several Davis synthetics seek to take down the mysterious Davis 01 unit and take the ship back to Earth. Colonial Marine Zula Hendricks and Davis 01 must survive an organized tactical assault in deep space.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 29.

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ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 10 VOLUME 5: A TALE OF TWO FAMILIES TP
Victor Gischler (W), Will Conrad (A), Michelle Madsen ©, and Scott Fischer (Cover)
With gangs of vampires bringing trouble to the streets of Magic Town, Angel and Faith have their work cut out for them protecting the citizens from vampire terrorists and also dealing with the source of the trouble: Drusilla and the überdemon Archaeus. Angel, Faith, Fred and Illyria, and Koh will pit their newly formed family against a brood of blood in a battle for London! Collects Angel & Faith Season 10 #21-25.
136 pages, $18.99, in stores on August 10.

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THE ART OF FIRE EMBLEM AWAKENING HC
Nintendo (W/A)
The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening contains an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the Nintendo 3DS game, from beautifully illustrated renditions of your favorite characters to storyboards for in-game events, character designs, weapon designs, character profiles, and the entirety of the script with every possible branch of dialogue!
320 pages, $39.99, in stores on August 17.

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AW YEAH COMICS: ACTION CAT & ADVENTURE BUG #4
Art Baltazar (W/A/Cover) and Franco (W)
You heard his name . . . You felt his evil presence . . . You trembled at the sound of his voice . . . The Evil Marquaid returns!!! Why does Shelly keep glowing? What’s her connection to the evil creature of the deep? Can both Action Cats stop the menace before he destroys the world? Or does this mean one of our heroes will meet their doom?! Unless their cosmic friend can save them . . . before it’s too late, of course!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8

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BALTIMORE: EMPTY GRAVES #3
Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Peter Bergting (A), Dave Stewart ©, and Ben Stenbeck (Cover)
Baltimore continues his journey to Constantinople, where his search for the Blood-Red Witch leads to the royal family.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 1.

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BIRD BOY VOLUME 2: THE LIMINAL WOOD TP
Anne Szabla (W/A/Cover)
Bali is lost deep within the forbidden forest, hunted by the terrifying Rook Men, and must fight his way across a dangerous land of gods, men, and beasts to keep the sword of Mali Mani, the savior of the sun, from falling into the wrong hands. Finding his way out of the forest is Bali’s only chance to prevent the beasts from roaming the land of people and feasting upon them – and to prove he is worthy of the Smokewalk.
88 pages, $9.99, in stores on August 17.

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BLOOD-C: DEMONIC MOONLIGHT VOLUME 2 TP
CLAMP (W), Production I.G (W), and Ryo Haduki (W/A/Cover)
CLAMP, Production I.G, and artist Ryo Haduki’s Blood-C prequel series concludes! An all-new story, Blood-C: Demonic Moonlight is a lore-rich prequel to the creature-filled Blood-C universe. David, a US soldier investigating strange deaths in Japan, continues to fight the Ancient Ones as they try to break into the human realm, and more is revealed about Lucy’s mysterious team of monster hunters!
184 pages, $12.99, in stores on August 3.

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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #28
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson ©, and Steve Morris (Cover)
Xander and Dawn take on an incredible journey of dimension hopping, trying their best to return home. Meanwhile, things are bad between Buffy and all the Scoobies . . . Think the world can learn to look out for itself?
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 22.

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CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III TP
Larry Hama (W), Marcelo Ferreira (A), Dan Jackson ©, and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
In the new Cold War of the 2060s, an elite group of soldiers stages covert assassinations deep in hostile territory. Jacob Hendricks leads his team across a war-torn world transformed by technology. The Call of Duty®: Black Ops III collection serves as a prequel to the successful video game. Collects issues #1–#6.
144 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 21.

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CHILDREN OF LOVECRAFT TP
Various (W) and Mike Mignola (Cover)
Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s stories shaped modern horror more than any other author’s in the last two centuries: Cthulhu, the Old Ones, Herbert West: Reanimator, and more terrifying nightmares emerged from the mythos of this legendary writer. Dark Horse teams up with Hugo and Bram Stoker Award–winning editor Ellen Datlow to bring you this anthology of original prose stories that are inspired by Lovecraft’s mythos. Features work by Richard Kadrey, Brian Hodge, A. C. Wise, Siobhan Carroll, Orrin Grey, and many more, with a stunning cover by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
384 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 31.

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THE COMPLETE ELFQUEST VOLUME 3 TP
Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover) and Richard Pini (W)
The epic story of Wendy and Richard Pini’s ElfQuest continues! Experience the dreams of the Wolfriders during their deep sleep as they await the passage of ten thousand years to reunite the tribes – and enjoy the lavishly colored stories of the tribe’s history. Collects ElfQuest: Dreamtime and ElfQuest: Hidden Years.
432 pages, $24.99, in stores on August 17.

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CONAN VOLUME 19: XUTHAL OF THE DUSK TP
Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Guiu Vilanova (A), Michael Atiyeh ©, and Eric Powell (Cover)
Conan and the former slave girl Natala enter the city of Xuthal, where a mysterious horror waits in the shadows! Then, Conan fights a deadly duel as Janissa the Widowmaker makes her triumphant return! Fred Van Lente writes the world’s most famous barbarian in this enthralling collection of issues #13-19 of Dark Horse Comics’ Conan the Avenger.
176 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 3.

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CREEPY COMICS #24
Peter Bagge (W), Dan Braun (W), Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein (W), Richard Corben (A), Ricardo Cabral (A), Peter Bagge (A), Tony Guaraldi-Brown (A), Glenn Fabry (A), Ryan Brown (Cover), and others
Before Uncle Creepy goes into hibernation, we’re bringing Richard Corben back to the pages of Creepy! Regular contributor Dan Braun will collaborate with Corben on an all-new story, writer Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein joins forces with Portuguese artist Ricardo Cabral, and Peter Bagge revisits the Creepy Family Tree! Tony Guaraldi-Brown delivers a killer Monster Gallery piece, Glenn Fabry provides a disturbing color pinup, and more surprises fill this final foray into fright!
40 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on June 22.

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CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME 24 HC
Various (W/A)
Uncle Creepy – your favorite cackling comrade – has put together an impressive assembly of creators for Creepy Archives Volume 24! Stories by Archie Goodwin, Bruce Jones, Larry Hama, John Severin, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Walter Simonson, and many others are collected in this horrifying hardcover. Featuring issues #112-116 of Warren Publishing’s groundbreaking and experimental horror title!
240 pages, $49.99, in stores on August 17.

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CRYPTOCRACY #1
Van Jensen (W) and Pete Woods (A/Cover)
For time beyond memory, the Nine Families watched from the shadows, believing themselves shepherds and manipulating whole societies as they saw fit. Nothing happened that they didn’t observe or control. Outsiders knew naught of the Families, much less threatened them. Until now.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 29.

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THE DARK HORSE COMICS/DC: SUPERMAN TP
Chuck Dixon (W), Dan Jurgens (W), Kevin Nowlan (A/Cover), Carlos Meglia (A), Jon Bogdanove (P/Cover), Mike Allred §, Dave Stewart ©, Greg Wright ©, Laura Allred ©
In the first ever collection of the DC/Dark Horse Superman crossover stories, the Man of Steel faces the universe’s deadliest foe, but is he truly strong enough to defeat the xenomorph? Follow the Last Son of Krypton through the world of Madman and explore the jungles of East Africa with him alongside Tarzan, son of the jungle. Collects Superman vs. Aliens Volume 1, Superman vs. Aliens Volume 2: God War, Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle, and The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo.
416 pages, $24.99, in stores on August 3.

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DARK HORSE PRESENTS #23
Alan Gordon (W), Dean Motter (W/A), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Rich Woodall (W), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Dennis Calero (W/A), Bo Hampton (A), Craig Rousseau (A), and Mike Mignola (Cover)
This month, return to the urban jungle in The Once and Future Tarzan, written by Alan Gordon with art by Bo Hampton! Then, Dean Motter takes us back to Radiant City with a new Mister X story: Pokerface! Plus, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady, Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, and Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster continue! Finally, Dennis Calero’s The Suit reaches its thrilling conclusion – all in this issue of Dark Horse Presents!
48 pages, $4.99, in stores on June 16.

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DEPT. H #3
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Sharlene Kindt ©
After being stranded on the ocean floor, Mia is brought back to headquarters and leads a rescue party to bring back her missing brother. As the investigations into his disappearance and the station’s destroyed antenna continue, a terrible virus emerges and wreaks havoc on the crew.
38 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 22.

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EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ TARZAN: THE COMPLETE JOE KUBERT YEARS TP
Joe Kubert (W/A/Cover) and Tatjana Wood ©
This huge archival collection – featuring several Tarzan essays and original page layouts by Joe Kubert, along with collaborations with Russ Heath and Frank Thorne – is a must-have for fans of timeless adventure tales and Kubert’s undeniable intensity and skill. Reprinting issues #207-235 of Kubert’s 1970s Tarzan run – every issue that he wrote and drew!
616 pages, $29.99, in stores on August 3.

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HARROW COUNTY #13
Cullen Bunn (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)
Emmy believes she is one of a kind, that there is no one else in the world quite like her. As strangers arrive in Harrow County, though, she discovers just how wrong she is. Are these beings – each possessing strange and ghastly supernatural abilities – her family?
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 8.

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HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 TPB
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Chris Roberson (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), Michael Walsh (A), Paolo Rivera §, Joe Rivera (I), and Dave Stewart ©
Hellboy and his mentor Bruttenholm travel across England and confront the phantom hand of a murderer, a demonic water spirit, and some of the most horrible figures of British folklore – Rawhead Rex and Bloody Bones. Back in the States, Hellboy rejoins the team from 1952 as a monster with possible ties to an earlier mission ravages a suburban community. Collects the five-issue miniseries.
152 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 10.

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HELLBOY IN HELL #10
Mike Mignola (W/A/Cover) and Dave Stewart ©
Hellboy transforms into what he was always meant to be.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

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HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE CLASSIC ANIMATED ADVENTURES HC
James Eatock (W)
He-Man and She-Ra entranced boys and girls everywhere with their animated adventures that offered cartoon excitement and moral guidance. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to present the official companion to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra: Princess of Power, featuring story synopses, animation processes, and trivia for every episode!
592 pages, $39.99, in stores on August 17.

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HOUSE OF PENANCE #3
Peter Tomasi (W), Ian Bertram (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart ©
A visitor from Winchester’s past stirs up old demons, and she must find new ways to keep them out of her unearthly mansion. Meanwhile, Warren Peck comes face to face with specters from his own past and learns that he has more in common with her than he’d thought . . .
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 8.

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KING’S ROAD TP
Peter Hogan (W), Staz Johnson (A/Cover), Phil Winslade (A/C), and Douglas A. Sirois ©
A civil war in another dimension impacts a seemingly normal American family! When mystical creatures raid the suburbs to assassinate Don’s family, he reveals that he needs to return to the original fantasy realm in which he was born to quell a violent uprising and regain the family throne! This collection includes all Dark Horse Presents chapters and the three-issue miniseries!
104 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 3.

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LARP! VOLUME 2 TP
Dan Jolley (W), Shawn deLoache (W), and Marlin Shoop (A)
Pete Ford had it all – a place among the cool kids, and an outlet for his nerdy pursuits with the LARP club. But despite Pete’s efforts to hide his geeky passions from his popular friends, worlds are about to collide, and Pete may have to break some hearts to save face.
88 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on August 3.

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LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS #6
Gail Simone (W), J. Calafiore (A/Cover), and Jason Wright ©
A twisted love story gone wrong gets even more wrong as our small band of survivors are forced to ask for help from the only people more dangerous than the city’s heroes . . . the supervillains. Don’t miss this terrifying conclusion of the sequel to Leaving Megalopolis!
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 8.

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LOBSTER JOHNSON: METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #2
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tonci Zonjic (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart ©
The face-off against giant robots continues as Lobster Johnson’s investigation leads him to a woman whose story reveals the ancient origins behind the machines’ gleaming exteriors.
32 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 29.

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MAE #2
Gene Ha (W/A/Cover)
Mae’s prodigal sister Abbie is running from her past. She was the heroic savior of a fantasy world – that is, until it all came crashing down. Now she’s trying to pick up the pieces of her old life and help Mae take care of their sick father. But sinister creatures have followed her home, and they’re determined to get revenge.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 29.

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NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: THE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT OMNIBUS BOOK ONE TP
Osamu Takahashi (W/A/Cover)
Stunning, hotheaded Asuka Langley Soryu has been friends with Shinji Ikari since they were little. And she always sort of assumed they’d stay together – until the day the beautiful, brilliant Rei Ayanami showed up in class! When Shinji starts to get curious about Rei, Asuka needs to figure out if she wants to be just friends with Shinji, or something more. But why are so many people keeping an eye on these relationships – people like homeroom teacher Misato, school nurse Ritsuko, and Shinji’s mother – NERV’s chief scientist, Yui Ikari . . . ? Collects the first three volumes of the series.
552 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on August 10.

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PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES #12
Paul Tobin (W), Jacob Chabot (A/Cover), Jeremy Vanhoozer (A), and Matthew J. Rainwater ©
"Boom Boom Mushroom," part 3 of 3. Lawrence, the mystical Boom Boom Mushroom, appears at last! Will Crazy Dave and the kids convince him to help save Neighborville? An explosive underground battle closes our latest story arc! Also: Paul Tobin and Jacob Chabot give us a look at Zomboss’s secret collection of stylish socks. This issue includes bonus stories by PopCap Games senior creative director Jeremy Vanhoozer!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.

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POLAR VOLUME 3: NO MERCY FOR SISTER MARIA HC
Victor Santos (W/A/Cover)
A mob boss discovers his young wife, Maria – seeking an escape from a life of organized crime – has been hiding in a nunnery in rural Europe. Sullivan, a mobster who’s been tasked with bringing the woman back home, is actually an undercover FBI agent seeking Maria as a star witness in his case against the don. But when Maria’s whereabouts leak and mobsters, mercenaries, and hit men converge on the convent in the hopes of collecting a reward for Maria, they turn holy ground into a battleground.
168 pages, $17.99, in stores on August 17.

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PREDATOR: LIFE AND DEATH #4
Dan Abnett (W), Brian Albert Thies (A), Rain Beredo ©, and David Palumbo (Cover)
The battle between the Colonial Marines and the Predators opens on two fronts as the humans attempt to split the enemy’s force and take possession of the mysterious horseshoe-shaped alien spaceship! Getting their hands on the alien technology will be a huge victory for the humans . . . or will it?
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 1.

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PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH #1
Dan Abnett (W), Andrea Mutti (A), Rain Beredo ©, David Palumbo (Cover), Sachin Teng (Variant cover), and Dave Dorman (30th anniversary variant cover)
Colonial Marines have commandeered a mysterious alien ship – wresting it from the savage Predators who also wanted it. But now the owner of the vessel has awakened, and the marines find themselves trapped in space with an angry god!
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 8.

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RG VEDA BOOK ONE TP
CLAMP (W/A/Cover)
RG Veda (pronounced “Rig Veda") is based on a classic Indian saga. The lush, sprawling epic follows Yasha, once a mighty warrior king but now the lord of a slaughtered people he could not save. Yasha journeys the land as the companion and protector of the genderless Ashura, even knowing Ashura’s fate is wound with doom for many. Together they seek the other four of the “Six Stars," whose prophesied gathering will at last defeat Taishakuten, the evil usurper of Heaven’s throne. But all prophecies are open to interpretation . . .
656 pages, black and white, $24.99, in stores on August 3.

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THE SHADOW GLASS #4
Aly Fell (W/A/Cover)
To protect the enchanted Shadow Glass and the spirit that lives within it, Rosalind must keep its whereabouts secret . . . despite the tortures of the Tower of London.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 22.

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TOMB RAIDER #5
Mariko Tamaki (W), Phillip Sevy (A), Michael Atiyeh ©, and Agustin Alessio (Cover)
Lara arrives at a cave in pursuit of Professor Demur. He has been taken captive by the Knights of the Spore, who seek to use his knowledge to locate a mushroom to grant immortality!
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 22.

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USAGI YOJIMBO #155
Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)
The Rabbit ronin arrives at an isolated temple and is surprised to find none other than the virtuous Inspector Ishida, investigating a brutal murder! Their only clue is a mysterious, massive, and potentially sentient painting depicting the torments of Hell. Legend has it that this, the hell Screen, will seek vengeance on any who displease it! What will happen when Usagi and Inspector Ishida attempt to solve the murder? The beginning of a three-part story arc!
24 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 22.

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VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOLUME 24: THRONG OF HERETICS TP
Hideyuki Kikuchi (W) and Yoshitaka Amano (A/Cover)
After a Frontier village’s monitoring station fails, deadly vampire Nobles return to life, swearing vengeance on the descendants of the family that defeated them three hundred years ago. The mayor of the village hires five Vampire Hunters, including the legendary D, but as the mayor returns from the Capital, he finds that his daughter has been targeted by vicious human enemies! In this brewing three-way battle of life and death, no one’s survival is assured . . .
180 pages, $11.99, in stores on August 17.

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WEIRD DETECTIVE #1
Fred Van Lente (W), Guiu Vilanova (A/Cover), and Mauricio Wallace ©
The streets of New York have been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. And the only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them – it takes a monster to catch a monster.
48 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 15.

Oh pinaise.

Jim