SOLLICITATIONS DARK HORSE - MAI 2021

DARK HORSE COMICS FOR MAY

APEX LEGENDS: AFTER HOURS #1

Jesse Stern (W), Neil Edwards §, Keith Champagne (I), Bengal (Cover).

The Legends from the Battle Royale video game find themselves pulled together to rescue the city from Mad Scientists, brutal assassins, and the sudden and sinister grip of The Syndicate, a corrupt cabal attempting to “fix" arena outcomes in their favor. Will the Legends hold up to their celebrity status and be the heroes Solace needs?

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 5.

BANDETTE VOLUME 4: THE SIX FINGER SECRET HC

Paul Tobin (W), Colleen Coover (A/Cover)

The most unlikely of patrons hires Bandette, the greatest thief in the world, to pilfer a painting whose brushstrokes hold centuries of hidden messages! Unfortunately, a series of felonious rivals contrive to snatch the art for themselves! Bandette and her adversaries utilize skill, romance, and murderous intent, as the canvas passes from larcenous hand to hand as they each struggle to possess . . . The Six Finger Secret!

144 pages, $17.99, available on July 7.

BEASTS OF BURDEN: OCCUPIED TERRITORY #2

Evan Dorkin (W), Sarah Dyer (W), Benjamin Dewey (A/C/Cover A), Jill Thompson (Cover B).

After a horrific attack from an army of crawling, disembodied heads threatening Japan; Emrys and his team of canine companions pick up a scent that leads them to bizarre shape-shifting tanuki, a cannibal witch, and a pack of badass Shiba Inus.

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 5.

BERSERK DELUXE EDITION VOLUME 8 HC

Kentaro Miura (W/A)

The Tower of Conviction has fallen, heralding the unexpected return of Guts’ former commander, Griffith, transformed from a mutilated husk into a demon lord. Regenerated into health and beauty with his ambitions intact, Griffith has raised a new Band of the Hawk, recruited from darkness to fulfill his deadly destiny. Collects Berserk volumes 22-24 including three-fold-out color posters.

632 pages, black and white, $49.99, available on July 7.

BLACK HAMMER: VISIONS #4

Mariko Tamaki (W), Diego Olortegui (A/Cover), Dave Stewart ©, Patricia Martin (Cover B), Christina Chung (Cover C).

Writer Mariko Tamaki and her Marvel collaborator Diego Olortegui team up once again for a truly unusual Black Hammer issue that moves our heroes away from the farm to bizarre setting that’s a cross of gothic soap opera and space opera.

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 12.

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL DELUXE VOLUME 3 HC

Hiroaki Samura (W/A).

Over 650 pages of samurai battles and bitter rivalries! A young survivor’s seemingly immortal protector, Manji, is helping her destroy the eccentric, bloodthirsty Itto-ryu sword school. While Manji has his hands full with a trio of devious assassins, Rin decides to make her way across Edo in a solo search for the murderous Anotsu Kagehisa!

Collects Blade of the Immortal volumes 7 to 9 in the original 7" x 10" serialized format, in a faux-leather hardcover treatment, and with a bookmark ribbon.

684 pages, black and white, $49.99, available on July 28.

B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH VOL. 2 TP

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Scott Allie (W), Tyler Crook (A), Jason LaTour (A), Max Fiumara (A), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart ©, Laurence Campbell (Cover)

The ultimate collection of B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth continues in a new omnibus format! America’s monster problem explodes, society crumbles, and Liz Sherman rejoins the fight, as Nazis seek to bring Rasputin back to finish what he started when he first conjured Hellboy! This new omnibus edition collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth volumes 4-6, plus a generous sketchbook section.

480 pages, $29.99, available on July 21.

BUCKAROO BANZAI AGAINST THE WORLD CRIME LEAGUE HC

Earl Mac Rauch (W).

A prose adventure as told by the Reno Kid to Buckaroo Banzai chronicler E.M. Rauch, this tale follows everyone’s favorite scientist-surgeon-entertainer-daredevil as he sets off on a brand-new hair-raising adventure! The long-awaited sequel to The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is finally here!

The cult classic receives its long-awaited official sequel! Buckaroo Banzai is a treasured pop culture icon, lauded by “nerd" luminaries like Kevin Smith! This is the adventure that was teased at the end of the original Buckaroo Banzai film! A new novel by the writer of the original screenplay!

568 pages, black and white, $29.99, available on July 28.

COJACARU THE SKINNER #2

Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Peter Bergting (A/Cover A), Michelle Madsen ©

Called forth from beyond the grave to fight witches once again, Cojacaru the Skinner wreaks her havoc on the witches of the Hexenkorps. But with their evil buoyed by the violence of the Nazis and the supernatural presence of the Outer Dark, the ghostly warrior will have to depend on a ragtag group of white witches and resistance soldiers to back her up. It will prove to be a desperate fight indeed.

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 19.

CRITICAL ROLE: MIGHTY NEIN ORIGINS – CALEB WIDOGAST HC

Jody Houser (W), Selina Espiritu (A/Cover)

A fire can keep you warm . . . or it can consume you.

When Bren Aldric Ermendrud was chosen to attend the Soltryce Academy, everyone knew he would have an important future in service to the Empire. But nobody – least of all Bren himself – could foresee the cruelty he would endure, and the ways in which it would break and remake him. Witness the events that transform Bren into the Mighty Nein’s Caleb Widogast, and how they inform the path he’ll take in the future.

Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins writer Jody Houser joins artist Selina Espiritu, Game Master Matthew Mercer, and cast member Liam O’Brian to reveal Caleb’s troubled past in this all-new hardcover graphic novel!

56 pages, $17.99, available on July 14.

CRITICAL ROLE: TALES OF EXANDRIA I #2

Darcy Van Poelgeest (W), CoupleofKooks (A), Andrea Kendrick (Cover).

Quana, who is Leylas Kryn’s right hand and the love of her many lives, is in the clutches of the dreaded Spider Queen. Leylas seeks information from one of the gnomes who sprung the trap, and makes plans to rescue both Quana and the piece of the Luxon in the Spider Queen’s possession. But with an adversary as old and clever as this one, there’s no telling whether Leylas might be playing right into her subtle hands. Critical Role Game Master Matthew Mercer joins writer Darcy van Poelgeest (LittleBird) and artist CoupleofKooks in this new Critical Role series Tales of Exandria!

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 12.

DAPPLED DAYDREAMS: THE ART OF CAMILLA D’ERRICO VOLUME 4 HC

Camilla d’Errico (W/A/Cover)

The breathtaking figures of Camilla d’Errico return in a new hardcover volume! Magnetic and surreal, d’Errico’s arresting subjects, their piercing eyes and dynamic colors, are often juxtaposed with the cute, creepy, bizarre, and the otherworldly.

This collection features d’Errico’s recent artwork, including pieces from her sensational gallery shows « Submerged, » « Sky, » and « Zodiac. » An accomplished painter, illustrator, and comic book artist as well as designer of custom toys, clothing, accessories, and more, d’Errico showcases her perpetually stunning pop surrealist style in all its glory.

144 pages, $29.99, available on July 28.

DEAD DOG’S BITE #3

Tyler Boss (W/A/Cover A) and Phillip Sevy (Cover B).

After a fire, Joe tries to find answers at her local library. Stop by yours today. The penultimate issue arrives.

32 pages, $4.99, available on May 5.

DRAGON AGE: DARK FORTRESS #3

Nunzio DeFilippis (W), Christina Weir (W), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (A), Michael Atiyeh ©, Sachin Teng (Cover)

An epic battle – with epic consequences – unfolds as Fenris and a team of Inquisition agents confront the dark forces determined to impose their terrible will upon the world. Valor and sacrifice are the order of the day, and when it’s all over, none will remain unchanged.

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 28.

DRAGON AGE: WORLD OF THEDAS MAP PUZZLE

The world of Thedas is a vast mystical world in the Dragon Age games; full of diverse races, nations, and religions. Explore every inch of this mysterious and magical world piece by piece in this 1000-piece puzzle. It features the beautiful artwork of acclaimed artist and cartographer Francesca Baerald.

1,000 pieces, 20 inches by 27 inches, $19.99, available on May 20.

THE EC ARCHIVES: THE VAULT OF HORROR VOLUME 1 TP

Al Feldstein (W), Johnny Craig (W/Cover), Gardner Fox (W), William Gaines (W), Richard Connell (W), Johnny Craig (A), Harry Harrison (A), Wally Wood (A), Harvey Kurtzman (A), Graham Ingels (A), Jack Kamen (A)

The terrifying opening of the Vault of Horror, presented as a deluxe-size trade paperback for the first time! This ghastly grimoire collects issues #12–#17 of the classic horror series, including unforgettable stories from the all-star artistic lineup of Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Bill Gaines, Johnny Craig, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, and more! Featuring a foreword by horror writer R.L. Stine.

216 pages, $19.99, available on July 7.

FAR CRY: RITE OF PASSAGE #1

Bryan Edward Hill (W), Geraldo Borges (A), Michael Atiyeh ©, Matt Taylor (Cover)

President Anton Castillo’s only son, Diego, has just turned thirteen, but this birthday is more than a celebration – it’s a rite of passage. By telling his son about Vaas Montenegro’s inner struggles, Anton wishes to teach Diego the importance of harnessing the power of chaos. Features fan-favorite villains from Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4, and Far Cry 5!

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 19.

FEAR CASE #4

Matt Kindt (W), Tyler Jenkins (A/Cover A), Hilary Jenkins ©, and Laura Perez (Cover B)

As the supernatural murder box known as the « Fear Case » wrecks havoc on our heroes, agent Mitchum finally comes into possession of this secret weapon and must face the temptation to open it and fall into oblivion.

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 5.

GOD OF WAR: FALLEN GOD #3

Chris Roberson (W), Tony Parker (A), Dan Jackson ©, and Dave Rapoza (Cover)

A monstrous Chaos Beast threatens fearful desert villagers and engages Kratos, forcing him back into battle! But despite his desire to escape his violent past, Kratos is thrust back into a familiar state of rage and fury, setting off a chain reaction of unending anger for the Ghost of Sparta. As he plunges the Blades of Chaos into the wicked beast, Kratos wonders if he is the true monster of the battle . . .

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 5.

GRENDEL: DEVIL’S ODYSSEY #6

Matt Wagner (W/A/Cover A), Brennan Wagner ©, Lucas Troya (Cover B)

Decades of searching have finally led Grendel Prime and Sigma-Seven to the planet Bojan Feq, which has an environment similar to earth’s and where civilization exists at medieval-level technology and is shared between three different intelligent species. But the entire culture operates under a feudal system and centers around a ritualistic form of combat known as « the Ordeal, » which Grendel Prime must navigate through.

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 12.

HEART IN A BOX TP (SECOND EDITION)

Kelly Thompson (W), Meredith McClaren (A/Cover)/

When the Man with No Name breaks Emma’s heart, she wants to die. But you never die from these things; you just want to. In a moment of weakness, she wishes her broken heart away and a mysterious stranger – who may or may not be totally evil – obliges. But emptiness is even worse than grief, and Emma sets out to collect the seven pieces of her heart spread across the country, a journey that forces her to face her own history and the cost of recapturing it, and leads inevitably to a confrontation with the Man with No Name himself. Collects Heart in a Box in a new, larger size, with a new cover and bonus material.

160 pages, $24.99, available on July 14.

HELLBOY UNIVERSE ESSENTIALS: HELLBOY TP

Mike Mignola (W/A/Cover), Dave Stewart ©.

Take a bite of the Hellboy universe with the creator’s hand-picked essential stories in this new jumping-on point collection!

Confront the undead, swim to strange places, and encounter powerful fey in this introduction to the world of Hellboy. Newcomers to the series needn’t have read the original stories to jump right in and see what Hellboy is all about thanks to this collection of short stories, selected by Mike Mignola himself as the perfect introduction to his most famous comic book character!

Featuring stories and art by Mike Mignola, with colors by longtime collaborator Dave Stewart, curious fantasy, horror, and occult readers looking for a taste of something different will love this new gateway into the Hellboy universe.

160 pages, $14.99, available on July 7.

THE HOUSE OF LOST HORIZONS: A SARAH JEWELL MYSTERY #1

Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Leila del Duca (A), Michelle Madsen ©, Christopher Mitten (Cover)

A locked-room murder mystery puzzles paranormal detective Sarah Jewell and her associate Marie Therése when a weekend trip on a private island off the coast of Washington goes astray. Trapped by a storm and surrounded by myriad suspects who have gathered for an auction of occult items, the intrepid duo must unravel the supernatural mysteries surrounding the guests in hopes of uncovering the murderer! But all the while, bodies keep piling up, and at any moment Sarah or Marie Therese could be next!

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 12.

JENNY ZERO #2

Brockton McKinney (W), Dave Dwonch (W), Magenta King (A/Cover), DAM ©.

Jenny’s big secret revealed . . . and no one is more shocked than her! With the discovery that she’s more like her father, Mega Commander Zero, than she thought, Jenny must now fight off a legion of monsters, save a city from destruction – and find enough alcohol to forget the entire ordeal!

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 12.

LADY BALTIMORE: THE WITCH QUEENS #3

Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Bridgit Connell (A), Michelle Madsen ©, and Abigail Larson (Cover)

Firelight witches attack Sofia’s plane and cause a devastating crash. Now Sofia and Imogen must race to meet up with the rest of the survivors before the Hexenkorps witches kill any survivors that may remain.

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 19.

MASS EFFECT: OUTCASTS PUZZLE

The second chapter of the acclaimed Mass Effect Trilogy begins with the death of our hero Commander Shepherd. Two years later, Shepherd and the Normandy are miraculously resurrected by the fringe paramilitary group, Cerberus. This stunning puzzle showcases our once revered hero and the troupe of fellow outcasts that work to save humanity and the rest of the galaxy from a new mysterious threat.

1,000 pieces, measuring 20 inches by 27 inches, $19.99, available on May 26.

OPERATION DRAGON HC

Bill Groshelle (W), Brendan Cahill (W), German Peralta (A), Kristian Rossi ©, Randy Gaul (Cover).

WWII. The Pacific. A mythic adventure unfolds as three American soldiers – a disgraced ex-cop, a mobster trying to escape his past, and an intelligence officer with mysterious motives – investigate a top-secret Japanese superweapon: a deadly force of trained dinosaurs!

192 pages, $24.99, available on July 29.

ORPHAN AND THE FIVE BEASTS #3

James Stokoe (W/A/Cover).

After an insane battle with the first of the Beasts known as Thunderthighs, a brave warrior named Orphan Mo and her newfound mountain bandits move forward in their journey to take down the next boss.

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 19.

THE ORVILLE #1: DIGRESSIONS

David A. Goodman (W), David Cabeza (A/Cover), and Michael Atiyeh ©

Travel « The Road Not Taken » in this prequel to the season two finale written by The Orville Executive Producer David A. Goodman! Follow Ed, Kelly, and the would-have-been crew of the Orville, as they navigate separate lives in an alternate timeline that’s on a collision course with the galaxy-ending Kaylon!

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 5.

PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES VOLUME 18: CONSTRUCTIONARY TALES HC

Paul Tobin (W) Jesse Hamm (A), Heather Breckel ©, and Ron Chan (Cover)

A behind-the-scenes look at the secret schemes and craziest contraptions concocted by the bizarre Zomboss, leader of the zombie army, as he proudly leads around a film crew from the Zombie Broadcasting Network. Crazy Dave has some silly schemes and convoluted contraptions of his own to protect Neighborville’s citizens. With his niece Patrice, neighborhood hero Nate Timely, and his own army of powerful plants and strange inventions, Dave’s ready to counter any frightening invasion that Zomboss can think up! Writer Paul Tobin teams up with artist Jesse Hamm for a new Plants vs. Zombies graphic novel adventure!

88 pages, $10.99, available on July 28.

RANGERS OF THE DIVIDE #1

Megan Huang (W/A/Cover)

Following the disappearance of the nations’ peace keepers, an elite Commander stumbles upon a team of bright-eyed cadets in need of leadership. The group prepares to venture out on their first mission into uncharted territories. Are they ready to face what awaits them . . . or will danger find them first?

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 19.

RAPTOR: A SOKOL GRAPHIC NOVEL TP & LIMITED-EDITION HC

Dave McKean (W/A/Cover).

The Raptor, Sokol, flickers between two worlds: a feudal fantastical landscape where he must hunt prey to survive, and Wales in the late 1800s where a writer of supernatural tales mourns the passing of his young wife. He exists between two states, the human and the hawk. He lives in the twilight between truth and lies, life and death, reality and the imagination.

The deluxe, oversized hardcover edition has an exclusive signed tip-in illustration. This is perfect for fans of Dave McKean’s beautiful art who want to experience Raptor in large-scale glory.

128 pages, $29,99, (Limited edition, $99.99), available on July 7.

THE SHADOWS HC

Zabus and Hippolyte (W/A/Cover). Matt Madden (Translator)

To apply for asylum, Refugee 214 must tell his story. With him in the room are a man from his new country, and the shadows of four loved ones who did not survive the journey. 214 reveals how he and his younger sister fled their homes and set off toward the border; how they met and suffered with friends, and lost them; and how the plight of the refugee is an experience that erases differences between individuals, even as it threatens to erase the individuals themselves. The only one left to tell the tale, 214 swallows his fears and relates what he and the shadows saw and did, in the hope that his life and the lives of the others won’t have been in vain. Creators Zabus & Hippolyte present an intimate and heartrending look at one fictional refugee’s story, while encompassing the larger plight of displaced people.

184 pages, $24.99, available on July 28.

STONE STAR VOLUME 1: FIGHT OR FLIGHT TP

Jim Zub (W), Max Dunbar (A/Cover), and Espen Grundetjern ©.

The nomadic space station called Stone Star brings gladiatorial entertainment to ports across the galaxy. Inside this gargantuan vessel of tournaments and temptations, foragers and fighters struggle to survive.

A young thief named Dail discovers a dark secret in the depths of Stone Star and has to decide where his destiny lies – staying hidden in the shadows or standing tall in the searing spotlight of the arena. Either way, his life, and the cosmos itself, will never be the same!
Collects the original digital series Stone Star #1–#5 in print for the first time.

136 pages, $18.99, available on July 7.

THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: NATIONAL ANTHEM LIBRARY HC & HC DELUXE EDITION

Gerard Way (W), Shaun Simon (W), Leonardo Romero (A), Jordie Bellaire ©, Tony Ong (Cover Design)

Forget everything you already knew about the Fabulous Killjoys! Writers Gerard Way and Shaun Simon, along with Illustrator Leonardo Romero (Hawkeye), colorist Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), and letterer Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy) team up to present an all-new modern day Killjoys series as Way and Simon take it all the way back to the original story that inspired My Chemical Romance’s concept album Danger Days and its dystopian comic book series in The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem.

The oversized library hardcover collects issues #1-#6 of National Anthem as well as a brand new eight-page Killjoys story exclusive to the hardcovers.

The oversized deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-#6 of National Anthem – the deluxe format also includes a slipcase designed by Tony Ong, an exclusive print by Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire, as well as a brand new eight-page Killjoys story exclusive to the hardcovers.

200 pages, $39.99, (deluxe, $79.99), available on July 14.

UNTOLD HORROR HC

Dave Alexander (W), Justin Erickson (Cover).

Insightful interviews of horror legends George Romero, John Landis, Joe Dante, Brian Yuzna, and more, by former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue, Dave Alexander, about the scariest horror movies never made!

Take a behind-the-scenes look into development hell to find the most frightening horror movies that never were, from unmade Re-Animator sequels to alternate takes on legendary franchises like Frankenstein and Dracula!

Features art, scripts, and other production material from unmade films that still might make you scream – with insights from dozens of directors, screenwriters, and producers with decades of experience.

A behind-the-scenes look into the development hell of the most frightening horror movies never made!

184 pages, $39.99, available on July 28.

THE USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA VOLUME 2 (SECOND EDITION) TP

Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover).

The rabbit ronin’s adventures hit an early peak with Usagi’s first encounters with the Lord of Owls, Inspector Ishida, and more, and Grasscutter, the grandest Usagi tale to date! Featuring new original cover art by Stan Sakai. Collects Usagi Yojimbo volume 3 #7-30 and Usagi Yojimbo: Green Persimmon!

680 pages, $29.99, available on July 21.

THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT BOOKENDS

This set of two polyresin bookends are inspired by the architecture of Kaer Morhen, the now ruined keep where witchers of the School of the Wolf were trained, as seen in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Now is your opportunity to both show respect to these hallowed grounds and proudly display your Witcher tomes you’ve acquired through your journey.

Each bookend is 8" tall, 7" wide, and 5.25" deep.

$139.99, available on August 18.

THE WITCHER: WITCH’S LAMENT #1

Bartosz Sztybor (W), Vanesa del Rey (A/Cover), Jordie Bellaire ©, Anato Finnstark (Cover), Stefan Koidl (Cover)

Flames rise as a witch is burned at the stake. As Geralt searches for his next job, disturbing images of the fatal persecution appear before him, bringing an ominous warning.

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 26.

YOUNG HELLBOY: THE HIDDEN LAND #4

Mike Mignola (W), Tom Sniegoski (W), Craig Rousseau (A), Dave Stewart ©, Matt Smith (Cover), Anthony Carpenter (Cover)

The vampire queen Vesperra has awakened! The ancient ape-god of the island has emerged from his avatar to fight her, but it may not be enough. Can Hellboy, Professor Bruttenholm, and their hosts survive long enough for the two adventurers to escape from the mysterious island they crashed on? Young Hellboy comes to its exciting conclusion!

32 pages, $3.99, available on May 19.

Dommage qu’on n’ait eu que le premier en France…

Tori.

Et la vache, déjà quatre tomes ???
Purée, va falloir que je rattrape mon retard.

Jim

Le premier est sorti en France il y a trois ans et demi… Ça fait environ un par an (je n’ai pas vérifié la date de sorti du premier aux États-Unis, mais je suppose qu’il n’est pas sorti beaucoup plus tôt).
Ça ne paraît pas, mais le temps passe vite…

Tori.

Moi, j’ai le premier… mais en VO.
Je n’avais pas remarqué qu’il y en avait tant, j’étais même persuadé qu’il n’y avait pas assez de matos pour faire un deuxième…

Jim

Volume 4 ?!?!?! Ah oui, ça n’a pas bien marché en France !

Edit : je viens de voir qu’on réagit tous à la même annonce. J’aurais dû tout lire avant de réagir.

Le seul tome sorti est d’ailleurs en arrêt de commercialisation.

Tori.

Oui, c’est pour ça qu’il était chez les soldeurs.

Ah ? Je ne m’en souviens pas (comme c’est un titre que j’ai acheté à sa sortie, ça ne m’a pas marqué)…

Tori.

Ventes Privées. … à deux reprises

Ah, oui, maintenant que tu le dis.

Tori.