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“Barb Wire” Returns, & An “Aliens” Classic Resurfaces in Dark Horse’s July 2015 Solicitations

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“Barb Wire” Returns, & An “Aliens” Classic Resurfaces in Dark Horse’s July 2015 Solicitations

Dark Horse has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping July 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

SISTERS AGAINST THE WORLD!

“Kindt’s work is more complex, ambitious and somber than its subtitle suggests.”- Publishers Weekly

2 Sisters: A Super-Spy Graphic Novel HC

Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Marie Enger (C)

On sale Sept 16

FC, 344 pages

$27.99

HC, 8 1/4″ x 10 1/4″

From the imagination of Matt Kindt, 2 Sisters is at once a fanciful World War II thriller full of codes, gadgets, and cyanide capsules and the heartbreaking story of Elle and Anna, whose shared past and secrets are dredged up when Elle is recruited into His Majesty’s service as a covert agent!

• From the creator of MIND MGMT, 3 Story, and Past Aways!

• Deluxe hardcover format matching Kindt’s Complete Pistolwhip!

• Over 300 pages of spy action-in color for the first time!

New arc begins here!

Abe Sapien #24

Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Sebastián Fiumara (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Max Fiumara (Cover)

On sale July 8

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Haunted by memories of Hellboy, Abe crosses paths with a horrible monster in a sunken town, which reveals secrets of his own prehuman origins.

• Features a flashback to the BPRD before Seed of Destruction!

Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #2 (of 4)

Ricardo Delgado (W/A/Cover) and Ryan Hill (C)

On sale July 1

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Ricardo Delgado delivers a stunning, elaborate prehistoric parable that evokes classic spaghetti westerns and noble samurai tales of yore! Traveling through a dense swamp teeming with primordial danger, a solitary Spinosaurus aegyptiacus is the unpredictable and deadly antihero of Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians.

• The Eisner-winning wordless series returns!

MIGNOLA! GIBBONS! NOWLAN!

Aliens: Salvation HC

Dave Gibbons (W), Mike Mignola (P/Cover), Kevin Nowlan (I), and Matt Hollingsworth (C)

On sale Sept 2

FC, 56 pages

$10.99

HC, 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″

One of the most memorable Aliens tales ever told, now available as a premier-edition hardcover! When the most pious crewman aboard the Nova Maru is forced to abandon ship with his mad captain, the two are marooned on an inhospitable and remote world-and they’re not alone . . .

• Back in print for the first time in over a decade!

• Deluxe hardcover format with a new cover by Mike Mignola!

Angel & Faith Season 10 #16

Victor Gischler (W), Cliff Richards (A), Michelle Madsen (C), Scott Fischer (Cover), and Mike Norton (Variant cover)

On sale July 1

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

While Angel is stateside, Faith is suddenly the go-to adviser for London’s Magic Town police detective. She enlists Fred to help scope out a situation, and the girls stumble onto some teenage vampires at Cuthbert Prep. Who better to delve further into the situation-from the inside-than a vampire slayer?

• An all-Faith, all-Fred vampire adventure!

THE GANG FIGHTS BACK!

“Look at these Archie vs. Predator comic covers and weep at their glory.”-io9

Archie vs. Predator #4 (of 4)

Alex de Campi (W), Fernando Ruiz (P), Rich Koslowski (I), Jason Millet (C), Andrew Pepoy (Cover), Faith Erin Hicks (Variant cover), and Joe Quinones (Variant cover)

On sale July 15

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

As casualties continue to mount, it’s up to Betty and Veronica to put aside their differences if the gang hopes to rid Riverdale of the Predator menace-but can the girls keep their claws out of each other long enough to keep the Predator’s claws out of everyone?!

• Variant covers by Faith Erin Hicks (The Last of Us) and Joe Quinones (Batman ’66, Howard the Duck)!

Nearly 700 pages!

Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 1 TP

Osamu Tezuka (W/A/Cover)

On sale Sept 23

b&w, 688 pages

$19.99

TP, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

Built by a brilliant scientist to replace his lost son, but with powers beyond imagination, Astro Boy fights for the oppressed and helpless-human, alien, or robot. Created by Osamu Tezuka, “Japan’s Walt Disney,” Astro Boy is action-packed, classic fun for all ages, now featured in value-priced omnibus editions!

• The late Osamu Tezuka is renowned internationally as a master cartoonist, animator, and storyteller.

• Inspiration for three animated series and the 2009 feature film.

“Tezuka is widely considered the most important and influential figure in post-World War II Japanese animation.”-New York Times

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Avatar: The Last Airbender-Smoke and Shadow Part One TP

Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)

On sale Sept 23

FC, 80 pages

$10.99

TP, 6″ x 9″

The Fire Nation is threatened by a prophecy told by the Kemurikage, mysterious figures thought only to exist in legend: remove Zuko from the throne, or the country will perish!

Avatar Aang and his friends escort Zuko and his family back to the capital, completely unaware of the looming threat growing in the city. Unrest is brewing as the New Ozai Society prepares to make its move against the crown, and children begin to go missing from their homes under mysterious circumstances!

Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #3 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Peter Bergting (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Ben Stenbeck (Cover)

On sale July 1

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Lord Baltimore attacks a coven of witches to free his friend, but the witches will not give him up so willingly. Alone and freezing, Baltimore can now only save himself. Will he survive the wrath of the witches?

• Featuring art from Peter Bergting (The Portent, Domovoi).

Barb Wire #1

Chris Warner (W), Patrick Olliffe (P), Tom Nguyen (I), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Adam Hughes (Cover/Variant cover)

On sale July 1

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Nail-hard tough and drop-dead gorgeous, Barb Wire is the baddest bounty hunter on the mean streets of Steel Harbor, where gangsters can lift bulldozers and leap rusting factories in a single bound. The hunting is stupid good and the bounties are hella big-if Barb lives long enough to collect!

• Covers by Adam Hughes!

• Price box, barcode, etc., will appear on the backcover.

Black Hammer #2

Jeff Lemire (W/Variant cover), Dean Ormston (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale July 8

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

The Golden Age heroes of Spiral City have been “erased” from existence! Banished years ago to a timeless farming community, the team are torn between accepting their fate and finding a way home! Chapter 2 focuses on child hero Golden Gail, whose unaging body most deeply feels the tragedy of their new lives.

• From the prodigious brain of Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Descender)!

• Comics-history variant cover by Lemire every issue!

“A deconstruction and exploration of the modern superhero storytelling technique and superhero comics as a whole.”-Comic Book Resources

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #133

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Julián Totino Tedesco (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)

On sale July 15

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Johann’s fascination with the Sledgehammer armor leads to a strange journey into the past and the origin of Project Epimetheus.

• Sledgehammer’s secrets revealed!

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Volume 11: Flesh and Stone TP

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)

On sale Sept 23

FC, 144 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Things seem to be going well for the BPRD. With their alliance with the military, they now have all the munitions they need and, compared to what they faced in New York, an easy mission to clear a small town. But the town has strange connections to Howards’s past as a prehistoric warrior, and more than its share of monsters. This volume collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #125-#129.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #17

Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

On sale July 22

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Tensions are on the rise as the gang goes in search of an ancient enemy-Archaeus. Split into teams, Angel and Xander are able to connect over themes of betrayal and love lost, while Buffy pushes Spike to keep his insecurities in check. But they quickly discover there are much more dangerous things to battle as they close in on the demon lord.

• Angel and Buffy crossover event!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Volume 3: Love Dares You TP

Christos Gage (W), Nicholas Brendon (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), Megan Levens (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

On sale Sept 9

FC, 136 pages

$18.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

The romantic scene for Buffy and friends amps up in unexpected ways. But personal lives are soon put aside to deal with demons, both real and intangible. Spike struggles with vivid dreams of murder, and Buffy journeys into his mind, discovering the terrifying new face of evil . . . Collects Buffy Season 10 #11-#15.

• Buffy star Nicholas Brendon cowrites Season 10!

• Special guest artist Megan Levens!

“The combination of pacing, appropriate dialogue and art, as well as real emotion/acting on the part of the imaginary players (especially poor Giles, who gets a double-dose of bad news this time around) make this feel like a solid hour-long episode in all the right ways.” -Major Spoilers

Danger in the desert!

Conan the Avenger #16

Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Jason Felix (Cover)

On sale July 29

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

A new arc of Conan the Avenger by Fred Van Lente begins!

A mysterious oasis with a massive inland lighthouse beckons to Conan amidst the scorching sands. Answering a call for help, he offers assistance, only to realize too late all is not what it seems-he’s stumbled into a trap!

“A fun, exciting adventure story starring everyone’s favorite Barbarian . . . Recommended.”-Fandom Post

Conan Volume 18: The Damned Horde HC

Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Dan Scott (Cover)

On sale Sept 2

FC, 152 pages

$24.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands! Conan enters into an uncertain alliance to steal a legendary treasure that leads him on a perilous journey! Writer Fred Van Lente tackles the world’s most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #7-#12 of Dark Horse Comics’ Conan the Avenger.

• The complete smash-hit second Conan the Avenger arc by Fred Van Lente!

“This is classic Conan here, folks, and it’s great fun to read.”-The Fandom Post

The Courageous Princess Volume 3: The Dragon Queen HC

Rod Espinosa (W/A/Cover)

On sale Sept 16

FC, 192 pages

$19.99

HC, 5 13/16″ x 9″

In this conclusion to the Courageous Princess trilogy, Princess Mabelrose must use her generous spirit, as well as her brains, to melt the heart of the Dragon Queen and gain her freedom. But she still has to bring her father and her friends back from the queen’s unreachable Unremembered Lands . . .

• An adventure for all that explores a new meaning of courage.

“Espinosa’s influences seem to be equal parts Grimm fairy tales, animated Disney films, the Wizard of Oz and Japanese manga, and the work is meticulously rendered in a seductive palette of brights and shadows.”-Publishers Weekly

Creepy Archives Volume 22 HC

Various (W/A)

On sale Sept 9

b&w, 240 pages

$49.99

HC, 8 3/8″ x 10 7/8″

Murderous beasts, ravenous aliens, and other bizarre creatures hunt for careless humans in Creepy Archives Volume 22, collecting issues #104 through #107 of the infamous horror anthology! Featuring timeless tales by Russ Heath, John Severin, Len Wein, Bruce Jones, Larry Hama, Jim Starlin, Terry Austin, Alfredo Alcala, and many others-as well as all original fan pages and letters columns!

• A New York Times best-selling series!

Creepy Comics Volume 4 TP

Fred Van Lente (W), Corinna Bechko (W), Ray Fawkes (W), Matthew Southworth (W/A), Peter Bagge (W/A), Dan Braun (W), Doug Moench (W), Alex de Campi (W), Ted Naifeh (W/A), Rachel Deering (W), Paul Tobin (W), J. Torres (W), Richard P. Clark (W/A), Ivan Cohen (W/A), Attilla Futaki (W/A), Tomm Coker (A), Alison Sampson (A), Simone Delladio (A), Drew Moss (A), Mike Norton (A), Dave Stokes (A), Henrik Jonsson (A), Vanesa R. Del Rey (A), Juan Ferreyra (A), Ron Salas (A), and Dustin Nguyen (Cover)

On sale Sept 16

b&w, 176 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Creepy Comics enters its second half century of horrifying readers! This villainous volume contains some of the spookiest stories yet, including Uncle Creepy’s Fifteith anniversary spectacular! Don’t miss malicious missives from Fred Van Lente, Ray Fawkes, Alex de Campi, Richard P. Clark, Matthew Southworth, Tomm Coker, Ted Naifeh, and many more! It’s a heap of creep! Collects issues #14-#19 of Dark Horse’s revived Creepy Comics!

“Creepy has been a horror institution for 50 years. Then, as now, Creepy sets and meets an almost impossibly high standard for horror writing and artwork.”

-ComicWow!

Eisner, Harvey, and Stumptown award winner!

Dark Horse Presents #12

Michael May (W), Fabian Rangel Jr. (W), Rich Woodall (W), Dennis Calero (W/A), Ken Pisani (W), Anthony Zicari (W), Jason Copland (A/Cover), Pablo Clark (A), Craig Rousseau (A), Dennis Calero (A), Arturo Lauria (A), and Oscar Capristo (A)

On sale July 15

FC, 48 pages

$4.99

Ongoing

It’s giant monsters versus giant robots in Michael May and Jason Copland’s Kill All Monsters, a tie-in to the Kill All Monsters hardcover, on sale now! Anthony Zicari and Oscar Capristo deliver an action-packed take on old fairy tales with Grimm Arcane!

Plus, new chapters of Fabian Rangel Jr. and Pablo Clark’s Black Past, Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, Ken Pisani’s Colonus, and Dennis Calero’s The Suit!

“How often does it have to be said, that Dark Horse Presents is the best value for money available monthly at your local comic store?” -Infinite Comix

Who is the Plague Doctor? What does he want? And how will the family survive?

Death Head #1 (of 6)

Zack Keller (W), Nick Keller (W), Joanna Estep (A), Kelly Fitzpatrick (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)

On sale July 15

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Zack Keller (cocreator of Dick Figures, the Streamy, IAWTV, and Annie Award-nominated web series with 650 million+ YouTube views) and Nick Keller (Turner of the Century) deliver a supernatural-horror thriller about family and creeping, terrifying murder!

When Niles and Justine Burton go camping to get a break from their stressful lives, they expect to find peace . . . not an abandoned village hiding an ancient evil. In a turn of events ripped straight from a horror movie, a brutal killer wearing a plague doctor’s mask begins hunting Niles, Justine, and their two kids.

THE EC ARCHIVES ARE AT DARK HORSE!

The EC Archives: Two-Fisted Tales Volume 1 HC

Harvey Kurtzman (W/A/Cover), Al Feldstein (W/A), Wally Wood (W/A), John Severin (W/A), Johnny Craig (W/A), Jerry De Fuccio (W), Jack Davis (W/A), and Alex Toth (A)

On sale Sept 9

FC, 216 pages

$49.99

HC, 8″ x 11″

Writer/artist/editor Harvey Kurtzman teamed with legendary artists Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, John Severin, and others to create these powerful stories of struggle and humanity that are considered to be among the best war stories ever told. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to present this first incredible volume, collecting Two-Fisted Tales #18-#23.

Eerie Comics #7

J. Torres (W), Larry Lama (W), Alexander Perkins (A), and Jim Pavelec (Cover)

On sale July 8

b&w, 36 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Cousin Eerie is plumbing the depths of disgustingness while voyaging through the spooky stratosphere! Join J. Torres, Larry Hama, Alexander Perkins, and others, as they seek out loathsome life and sickening civilizations, boldly going where no horror comic has gone before!

“A lesson in how to do a good old fashioned horror short properly. It has everything you need.” -Geeked Out Nation

ElfQuest: The Final Quest #10

Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover), Richard Pini (W), and Sonny Strait (C)

On sale July 22

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Ten years have passed. The Palace of the High Ones returns as the centerpiece of a grand celebration in Cutter’s holt. In the midst of it all, every relationship fans have cherished or wished for will be tested. New faces appear; joinings and partings abound-but whose, when, why, and at what price?

• Winner of the Golden Pen Award from the Young Adult Advisory Committee!

• Brand-new ElfQuest adventures!

Chuck Palahniuk writes the sequel to Fight Club!

Fight Club 2 #3

Chuck Palahniuk (W), Cameron Stewart (A/Variant cover), Dave Stewart (C), and David Mack (Cover)

On sale July 22

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Tyler’s been around a lot longer than anyone realized . . . To gain admittance to the current generation of Project Mayhem, Marla is more than happy to provide Sebastian with plenty of bruises, and thus, the search for their son begins . . .

• One of IGN and io9’s Most Anticipated Comics of 2015!

“Ever wanted to know what happened to the anonymous narrator-and his constant companion, Tyler Durden-of Fight Club? Thanks to writer Chuck Palahniuk, artist Cameron Stewart and Dark Horse Comics, you’ll get the answer in Fight Club 2.”-Playboy

Frankenstein Underground #5 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale July 22

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

Frankenstein’s monster confronts the danger lurking within the underground city. Can he save the spirit of the city or will he meet his end?

• The sequel to Hellboy: House of the Living Dead!

“Reveals a huge key to the mystery leading to the Hellboy endgame.”-MTV

AN UNSEEN WORK FROM A MODERN MASTER!

Frank Frazetta’s The Adventures of the Snow Man HC

Frank Frazetta (W/A/Cover)

On sale Sept 30

FC, 104 pages

$14.99

HC, 9″ x 6 3/8″

Although informed by World War II propaganda, Frank Frazetta’s earliest work is nevertheless as artistically nuanced and socially complex as it is innocent. Now, for the first time ever, witness the first complete story from a modern master with Frank Frazetta’s The Adventures of the Snow Man!

• The first time ever in print!

• The earliest complete work from Frank Frazetta!

Game of Thrones Jorah Mormont Figure

On sale Sept 16

7 7/8″ tall

$24.99

Jorah, a former agent of spymaster Varys, assigned to secretly report on Daenerys, switches sides and becomes one of her closest allies. An exiled northern lord, he has forsaken his heritage to help Daenerys on her road to destiny.

Game of Thrones Sansa Stark Figure

On sale Sept 16

7 3/4″ tall

$24.99

Sansa is the daughter of Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell and sister of Robb, Arya, Bran, and Rickon Stark, and half sister of Jon Snow. She moves to King’s Landing when her father is appointed Hand of the King and is betrothed to heir apparent Joffrey, who abuses and ultimately abandons her.

Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #7

Alex de Campi (W), John Lucas (A), Ryan Hill (C), and Francesco Francavilla (Cover)

On sale July 29

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Grindhouse’s final arc is guaranteed to get your green blood running hot! Plucked from the tentacles of doom by angels, Veronica and Britt find a new home on a spaceship that runs on a very special, very hot and sweaty energy. “Nebulina” is ready to launch, and we’ve got three words for you: Sex! In! Space!

• Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator) brings Grindhouse to its mind-blowing climax!

• First issue in the final, sexy new arc!

Groo: Friends and Foes #7

Mark Evanier (W), Sergio Aragones (A/Cover), Tom Luth (C), and Stan Sakai (L)

On sale July 15

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

For the swordswoman Chakaal there are only two rules for survival: first, be more able with your sword, and second, avoid Groo! From the award-winning team of Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier.

• Lettered by the Eisner Award-winning Stan Sakai!

“A beautifully-cartooned, smartly-written, lighthearted and enjoyable adventure book that also happens to be very, very hilarious.”-Rhymes with Geek

Groo: Friends and Foes Volume 1 TP

Mark Evanier (W), Sergio Aragones (A/Cover), Tom Luth (C), and Stan Sakai (L)

On sale Sept 2

FC, 112 pages

$14.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

The bird-brained wanderer Groo and his mutt Rufferto crisscross the countryside, encountering acquaintances from years past: Captain Ahax, the witches Arba and Dakarba, Arcadio the Hero, and Groo’s own Granny Groo! These chance meetings can only end in chaos! Collects issues #1-#4 of the series from Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier.

“When a trifle feels like a masterpiece, that’s where you’ll find Sergio Aragones. Here’s a three-word review: buy this book.”-Doom Rocket

KISS KISS. BANG BANG.

Gun Theory HC

Daniel Way (W) and Jon Proctor (A/Cover)

On sale Sept 30

FC, 160 pages

$24.99

HC, 6″ x 9″

Everyone who’s laid eyes on Harvey is dead. That’s because Harvey is a hired killer whose victims never see him until it’s too late. Through years of practice, Harvey’s appearance and demeanor have become so devoid of humanity that he has become invisible. Unknowable. Untouchable. Until Harvey meets a woman who, strangely, can see him. 

• From superstar writer Daniel Way (Deadpool, Wolverine: Origins)!

Halo: Escalation #20

Duffy Boudreau (W), Ian Richardson (P), Denis Freitas (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Isaac Hannaford (Cover)

On sale July 29

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

“The Absolute Record” part 2-Operation: ATHENA is underway and there is no turning back. Will Commander Palmer’s team survive the treacherous journey into an ancient vault of Forerunner secrets? The thrilling sequel to Halo® 4’s Spartan Ops continues from Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) and Ian Richardson (Noble Causes).

• An essential addition to the Halo canon!

• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $4 billion over its lifetime!

• The second chapter of a brand-new arc!

Halo: Escalation Volume 3 TP

Duffy Boudreau (W), Sergio Ariño (P), Douglas Franchin (P), Juan Castro (I), Denis Freitas (I), Rob Lean (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Daniel Chavez (Cover)

On sale Sept 9

FC, 144 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Halo 4’s Spartan Ops continues here as the UNSC Infinity battles the Covenant for control of the all-powerful Forerunner Janus Key. Plus, Spartan Tanaka’s thrilling origin story revealed-all in this volume collecting Halo: Escalation issues #13-#18 by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Sergio Ariño (Ms. Marvel), and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).

“The art is really great. It feels emotional and really adds to the writing. The colors are vivid from panel to panel. I really like it. Halo: Escalation is a fantastic series.”-Unleash the Fanboy

“Disturbing and genuinely brilliant at its core.”-Jeff Lemire

“Deftly written, beautifully drawn, thoughtfully imagined-Harrow County already feels like a classic.”-Michael Chabon

Harrow County #3

Cullen Bunn (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)

On sale July 8

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Terrified by what she’s learned of witches and monsters, Emmy takes shelter in an ancient graveyard, as she’s hunted down by her own family!

• Features two backup stories exclusive to the single issues!

• Features a pinup by Lady Killer creator Joëlle Jones!

The only way to avoid heartbreak is to be heartless . . .

Heart in a Box TP

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

On sale Sept 16

FC, 144 pages

$14.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

In a moment of post-heartbreak weakness, Emma wishes her heart away and a mysterious stranger obliges. But emptiness is even worse than grief, and Emma sets out to collect the seven pieces of her heart, in a journey that forces her to face her own history and the cost of recapturing it!

• Written by novelist Kelly Thompson (Jem & the Holograms, Storykiller)!

• For fans of Scott Pilgrim!

From creators Victor Gischler (Angel & Faith) and Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ)

Hellbound HC

Victor Gischler (W), Davide Dileo (W), Riccardo Burchielli (A), Luca Saponti (C), and Lee Bermejo (Cover)

On sale Sept 23

FC, 144 pages

$17.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

When two disgraced FBI agents are sent to investigate gruesome murders along Route 5, they discover there’s a lot more going on than a simple string of bodies left by some garden-variety serial killer. Horrific nightmares are tormenting the small towns along the highway, and only one man in junkyard armor keeps them at bay.

• For fans of From Hell, True Detective, and Se7en.

The Hellboy 100 Project HC & TP

Various (A)

On sale Sept 23

FC, 120 pages

$24.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

On sale Sept 23

FC, 120 pages

$12.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

In the now-grand tradition of Hero Initiative’s previous and wildly successful 100 Project books, Mike Mignola’s signature creation comes to the fore! ALL of Hero’s original covers to Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #1 are on display in this great book, with art by John Cassaday, Francis Manapul, Todd Nauck, Whilce Portacio, Eric Powell, Paolo Rivera, Bill Sienkiewicz, and of course, Mike Mignola!

• This book will NEVER be reprinted, and all proceeds go to Hero Initiative and comic book creators in medical and financial need!

Lady Killer TP

Joëlle Jones (W/A/Cover), Jamie S. Rich (W), and Laura Allred (Cover)

On sale Sept 2

FC, 136 pages

$17.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother-but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer! She’s balanced cheerful domestic bliss with coldly performed assassinations, but when Josie finds herself in the crosshairs, her American Dream life is in danger! Collects issues #1-#5.

“A level of violence that can only be described as Mad Men’s Betty Draper meets Dexter.”-Comic Book Resources

“Lady Killer somehow manages to perfectly incorporate the quaint concept of the 1950s TV housewife with blood-fueled antics of vicious killer for hire.”-IGN

Go behind the scenes!

The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series-Book Four: Balance HC

Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Joaquim Dos Santos (W)

On sale Sept 2

FC, 120 pages

$34.99

HC, 9″ x 12″

Go behind the scenes and uncover the phenomenal never-before-seen artwork that went into creating this beloved series’ final season! Captions from series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will give you an exclusive look at every aspect of the show; it’s like having your own backstage pass to The Legend of Korra Book Four: Balance!

• Never-before-seen artwork from season 4 of Korra!

“Strong characters, compelling storylines, heartfelt humor, gorgeous animation-this show had it all.”-IGN

Santa held hostage!

Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life One-Shot

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Troy Nixey (A), Kevin Nowlan (A/C), Dave Stewart (C), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

On sale July 29

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

One-shot

Santa is in trouble!

Santa was taken hostage after witnessing a hostile robbery and a man’s death. Hidden away in a mountain cabin, will the Lobster be able to find Santa and save Christmas?

• Kevin Nowlan returns to Lobster Johnson!

• Troy Nixey joins the Mignolaverse!

Midnight Society: The Black Lake #2 (of 4)

Drew Edward Johnson (W/A/Cover) and Lizzy John (C)

On sale July 15

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Drew Edward Johnson’s genre-breaking creator-owned series continues!

The search for a missing research team leads Secret Agent Matilda Finn underneath Loch Ness with submarine driver Billy Wetherell. Things are not as they seem under the black lake, as Billy soon loses contact with the rest of the search-and-rescue crew and finds himself trapped with a horrifying creature!

ALL YOUR MIND ARE BELONG TO US!

MIND MGMT #35

Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)

On sale July 22

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Meru and the small resistance she has assembled are too late. Mind Management is operational, with orders to remake the world. In a last-ditch effort, Meru fights her way through a reality shaped by the Eraser, in the oversized conclusion to “The Immortals”!

“This is the final arc and everything is coming together fabulously.”-Multiversity Comics

Mulan: Revelations #2 (of 4)

Marc Andreyko (W) and Micah Kaneshiro (A/Cover)

On sale July 29

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

With her ancient ancestral power awakened, Mulan now enters a fierce struggle against the dark forces that wish to oppress her country’s people! But in order to preserve a delicate cosmic balance, the omnipotent immortals may be forced to intercede!

One man’s suicide note leads to his suicide mission!

Negative Space #1 (of 4)

Ryan K Lindsay (W) and Owen Gieni (A/Cover)

On sale July 8

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

When one man’s writer’s block gets in the way of his suicide note, he goes for a walk to clear his head and soon uncovers a century-old conspiracy dedicated to creating and mining the worst lows of human desperation.

• An exciting new series from Ryan K Lindsay (Headspace, CMYK) and Owen Gieni (Manifest Destiny, Shutter)!

• For fans of Locke & Key and Green Wake.

“Ryan K Lindsay is an established authority in the comics world. He writes about comics, scripts them, and does prose too.”-Bloody Disgusting

Neverboy #5 (of 6)

Shaun Simon (W), Tyler Jenkins (A), Kelly Fitzpatrick (C), and Conor Nolan (Cover)

On sale July 1

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Julian Drag’s addiction to fame is destroying the world of imagination. The only one who can stop him is Neverboy, but he must first accept his place in reality and do the hardest thing he’s ever done: say goodbye.

• Killjoys cocreator Shaun Simon’s new fantasy adventure!

“Strong themes, frenetic artwork, and exceptional color work.”-Comics Bulletin

CLAWS OF THE CUB!

New Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 6 TP

Kazuo Koike (W) and Hideki Mori (A/Cover)

On sale Sept 2

b&w, 264 pages

$13.99

TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

Fighting for survival, Tōgō Shigekata is unaware that a warship sails north to ensure he will never reach Edo Castle. But Tōgō’s charge, young Daigoro, has been trained by the sword master and will for the first time demonstrate his skills in combat . . . and draw his first blood!

• Written by Lone Wolf and Cub creator Kazuo Koike!

• Continues the Lone Wolf and Cub saga, which has sold over one million copies of the Dark Horse edition.

“Case is a master at human expression.”-Newsarama

The New Deal HC

Jonathan Case (W/A/Cover)

On sale Sept 23

FC, 96 pages

$16.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

The Waldorf Astoria is the classiest hotel along the Manhattan skyline in 1930s New York City. When a charming woman checks in with a high-society entourage, a bellhop and a maid get caught up in a series of mysterious thefts. The stakes quickly grow perilous, and the pair must rely on each other to discover the truth while navigating delicate class politics.

• From Eisner Award winner Jonathan!

“One part comedy, one part mystery and one part historical exploration, The New Deal hopes to explore social and political themes of the era in a way that the original films never did.”-Comic Book Resources

THE FINAL VOLUME!

Oh My Goddess! Volume 48 TP

Kosuke Fujishima (W/A/Cover)

On sale Sept 30

b&w, 160 pages

$12.99

TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″ 

After twenty-one years, the final volume of North America’s longest-running manga series is here! They’ve won every test and tribulation that both Heaven and Hell could throw at them; only one challenge now remains for Keiichi and Belldandy-to get back to Earth for their wedding! Even with the help of their friends and family, can they cross the dimensions in time? Spoiler alert: it’s a happy ending!

• Inspired the Ah! My Goddess anime TV series, available from Funimation.

• Each volume contains fan art, letters, and commentary from the creator.

PAST AWAY DOWN!

Past Aways #5

Matt Kindt (W), Scott Kolins (A/Cover), and Bill Crabtree (C)

On sale July 22

FC, 40 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Phil and his new student experiment with a novel form of time travel, Art begins a dangerous relationship with a 2015 native, and the impossible occurs when one of the immortal Past Aways passes away!

• The next opus from Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT)!

• Every time-traveling issue contains bonus 2015 travelogues!

“History comes alive in an unexpected manner in Past Aways.”-The Hollywood Reporter

Pixu: The Mark of Evil TP

Gabriel Bá (W/A), Fábio Moon (W/A), Becky Cloonan (W/A), and Vasilis Lolos (W/A)

On sale Sept 9

b&w, 128 pages

$14.99

TP, 6″ x 9″

This gripping tale of urban horror follows the lives of five lonely tenants-strangers-whose lives become intertwined when they discover a dark mark scrawled on the walls of their building. The horror sprouts quite innocently from a small seed and finds life as something otherworldly. As the walls come alive, everyone is defenseless against a brewing evil.

“The story telling here is beautiful, creating a real sense of dread and supernatural menace. Smart, subtle and genuinely disturbing.”-Mike Mignola

Based on the hit video game franchise!

Plants vs. Zombies: Bully for You #2 (of 3)

Paul Tobin (W), Ron Chan (A/Cover), Dustin Nguyen (A), Jennifer L. Meyer (A), and Matthew J. Rainwater (C)

On sale July 15

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

Dr. Zomboss’s college-era crimes catch up with him-and karma comes in the form of the strange Anti-Bully Squad! Nate, Patrice, Crazy Dave, and a batch of overwhelmed plants are caught in between two zombie hordes! Featuring two bonus stories illustrated by guest artist Jennifer L. Meyer (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Star Wars Adventures)!

• Over 500,000 in print!

• The hit video game franchise continues its all-ages comic book invasion!

Rebels #4

Brian Wood (W), Andrea Mutti (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), and Tula Lotay (Cover)

On sale July 8

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

With Mercy pushed to the back of his mind, Seth is free to commit one hundred percent to the war for independence and to the special assignment General George Washington has in mind for him.

“Wood’s series explores the lives of soldiers, ordinary colonists, and the extraordinary men and women that lived and died during the Revolutionary War era.”-Nerdist

“Rebels is a great & beautiful book! Read issue 1 & can’t wait for the next one!” -Matt Kindt, MIND MGMT

Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #3 (of 3)

Peter Hogan (W) and Steve Parkhouse (A/Cover)

On sale July 29

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Seeking the truth behind a decades-old murder in the seemingly sleepy town of Patience, Washington, the stranded alien known as Dr. Harry Vanderspeigel learns a few lessons in human nature and forgiveness. A unique science-fiction/murder-mystery mash-up by creators Peter Hogan (Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders)!

“A refreshingly original take on the classic whodunit murder mystery formula, and feels a bit like a fun mash-up between Diagnosis Murder and The X-Files.”-Newsarama

Resurrectionists: Near-Death Experienced TP

Fred Van Lente (W), Maurizio Rosenzweig (P), Moreno Dinisio (I/C), and Juan Doe (Cover)

On sale Aug 19

FC, 160 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Resurrectionists are a select group of people who cannot only remember their past lives, but also become them. Framed architect-turned-thief Jericho Way and his crew of modern-day tomb robbers aren’t born knowing they’ve been trying to pull off the same heist for three millennia. First, they have to wake up. But with enlightenment comes grave danger-the eternally antagonistic Sojourn Corporation is now hot on their heels! Collects Resurrectionists #1-#6.

“Resurrectionists [is] great! Action, intrigue, and mystery aplenty!”-Jim Zub (Conan Red Sonja)

Shaper #5 (of 5)

Eric Heisserer (W), Ace Continuado (P), Adelso Corona (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

On sale July 15

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

As Cal Victus unleashes destruction on the Shaper home planet, the team rallies for one last chance at taking down an empire and saving the shape-shifting species! Spry has played many games of Heroes of the Caliphate, but this is no game, and all cards are on the table!

• The clashing conclusion to the epic sci-fi miniseries!

• Screenwriter Eric Heisserer brings his cinematic vision to comics!

Read the comic! Watch the series!

The Strain: The Night Eternal #11

David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)

On sale July 15

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Having discovered the Master’s origin site, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his meager band of rebels have a slim chance of defeating their all-seeing, all-knowing vampiric nemesis. The Master is right on their tail with his legions in tow!

“10 out of 10! Written incredibly well and the dialogue is real and natural. Huddleston’s art gets even better.”-Comic Vine

“From both a writing and artistic standpoint, the creative team deliver with aplomb.”-Big Comic Page

Tomb Raider #18

Rhianna Pratchett (W), Derlis Santacruz (P), Andy Owens (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Brian Horton (Cover)

On sale July 29

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

After the events in the Mexican jungle, Lara finds herself back in London. However, the downtime doesn’t sit well with Lara and it’s even worse for Sam-much worse! Will they be able to overcome what haunts them?

• The official continuation of Lara Croft’s story!

“There are no fancy tricks: Tomb Raider is just one woman taking on the world, which really is as good as it gets.”-Broken Frontier

Who owns your future?

The Tomorrows #1 (of 6)

Curt Pires (W), Jason Copland (A/Cover), Pete Toms (C), and Dylan Todd (Cover)

On sale July 8

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

They told you the counterculture was dead. They were wrong. Welcome to the new reality.

A bold new speculative-fiction comic from the mind of writer Curt Pires, with each issue illustrated by a different brilliant artist!

The future: Art is illegal. Everything everyone ever posted online has been weaponized against them. The reign of the Corporation is quickly becoming as absolute as it is brutal-unless the Tomorrows can stop it.

“A critical dissection of the bloated culture machine that holds power through sedation, and is as structurally fragile as it is monolithic. This is everything you signed up for when you pick up a book from Curt Pires, and more.”-Bloody Disgusting

Usagi Yojimbo #147

Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)

On sale July 15

$3.50

b&w, 24 pages

Ongoing

The shadow lord Hikiji’s latest conspiracy pits the rabbit ronin’s friends against one another, as “The Thief and the Kunoichi” concludes! One of them may die tonight, unless Usagi, Chizu, and Kitsune can stop a secret treaty!

• The Usagi Yojimbo Saga and Usagi Yojimbo: Senso both made best-of-2014 lists!

“Even if you’re not a fan of the Witcher media already, I think there’s a lot in this book to enjoy, but if you are, this is a must-buy.”-Comic Vine

The Witcher: Fox Children #4 (of 5)

Paul Tobin (W), Joe Querio (A/Cover), and Carlos Badilla (C)

On sale July 1

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

The crew of the Prophet begin to turn on each other as the Fox Mother’s mystical illusions lead them to their fate. Now even Geralt is forced to question what is reality and what is just the fantastic projection of the scorned she-beast!

• From Paul Tobin, Eisner-winning writer of Bandette!

• The Witcher games have collectively earned over 250 industry awards and have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide!

THEIR FIGHT. HIS CITY.

X Volume 6: Marked for Death-Enter the Mark TP

Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jason Felix (Cover)

On sale Sept 16

FC, 104 pages

$14.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Can X halt a superpowered grudge match and rescue his city from the scars it leaves?

Collects issues #21-#24.

“[Duane Swierczynski] is a master of dialogue; his characters’ words flow with the natural rhythm.”-ComicWow!

“We’ve moved beyond just simply fighting street gangs, robbers, skin traders, mobsters, drug dealers, and arm dealers. The conclusion takes things to a whole new level.”-Geeked Out Nation

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