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Dark Horse April 2016 Solicitations Include “Aliens: Defiance,” “House of Penance” & More!

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Dark Horse has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping March 2016. 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






5.5″ Snoopy Flocked Vinyl Figures

On sale March 3

Aqua

Cinnamon

Ginger

Mint

Orchid




Strawberry Ice

Classic White

$15.99 Each

Dark Horse is renewing it’s fantastic lineup of Snoopy products with new 5.5″ Snoopy flocked vinyl figures in seven modern colors.

Snoopy’s eyes, ears, and other important features are left smooth and black; when combined with the flocked surface, this creates a contemporary, fashion-forward look. For the avid fan, or just those with fond memories of reading Peanuts comics in the papers, these fun and interestingly colored interpretations of Snoopy are sure to be enjoyable for everyone.



Abe Sapien #32

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

On sale April 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Abe arrives in New York City to discover the Bureau knew more about his origins than they let on.



Abe Sapien Volume 7: The Secret Fire TP

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

On sale June 15

FC, 160 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Having traveled across the country searching for the truth about himself, Abe Sapien uncovers the secrets he’s been looking for when he faces a giant monster that tore off part of the Florida coast, and a young girl with a psychic bond to the most ancient powers in the Hellboy mythology. Collects Abe Sapien #24-#26, #28-#29, and #31.


“One of our essential writers of dark fiction . . . a cartographer of lost worlds.”-New York Times

Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #5 (of 5)

Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Daniel Warren Johnson (A), Carlos Badilla (C), and Greg Ruth (Cover)

On sale April 13

FC, 32 pages br>$3.99

Miniseries

Trapped in the twisted grip of the Asquith sisters, Dancy and Maisie have resigned themselves to certain fate-but even as the end approaches, Dancy uncovers a horrifying secret that could shake her entire world to its core!

• Winner of the Bram Stoker Award!




Colonial Marines aren’t trained for this . . .    

Aliens: Defiance #1

Brian Wood (W), Tristan Jones (A), Dan Jackson (C), Massimo Carnevale (Cover), and Mark A. Nelson (Variant cover)

On sale April 27

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Battling demons from her past while fighting for her life, Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks, in the company of Weyland-Yutani synthetics, is forced to question her strength and loyalty when the discovery of an insidious alien species on a derelict hauler sends her on a dangerous journey across the stars.

• Brian Wood brings his sharp storytelling to Aliens.

• Rising star Tristan Jones draws the scariest xenomorph you’ve seen in years . . .




Angel & Faith Season 10 #25

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

On sale April 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Angel, Faith, and the whole of Magic Town will be needed in this final face-off with Big Bad Archaeus and Drusilla. Its vampires versus . . . well, everyone!



Archie’s Pal Jughead Archives Volume 2 HC

Bob Montana (A), George Frese (A), and Bill Vigoda (A)

On sale June 15

FC, 240 pages

$49.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

Hungry for more? Jughead gets into more scrapes, rebuffs more cute girls, and eats more hamburgers than anyone! These classic stories feature artwork from Bob Montana and Bill Vigoda and highlight the weirder antics of Jughead, Archie, Betty, Veronica, and the rest of the gang. Collecting Archie’s Pal Jughead #9-#16.

• Featuring art from classic Archie artists Bob Montana and Bill Vigoda!

• Includes vintage game pages and ads!



The Art of Doug Sneyd TP

Doug Sneyd (W/A/Cover), Hugh Hefner (W), and Lynn Johnston (W)

On sale June 29

FC, 248 pages

$19.99

TP, 9″ x 12″

The scintillating cartoon works of Doug Sneyd, an artist for Playboy magazine since the early 1960s, return to print in this stunning softcover art book. Readers will be charmed by these most deliciously hilarious of Doug’s full-page cartoons featuring the lovely Sneyd girls and the one-line jokes they so ably illustrate!

• Foreword by Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner.

• Introduction by Lynn Johnston, creator of the comic strip For Better or For Worse.



Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 4 TP

Osamu Tezuka (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 22

b&w, 688 pages

$19.99

TP, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

Under the ruse of building older bodies for Astro and his sister so that the young robots can grow up, an unscrupulous con man replaces their electrobrains to help him abscond with the art treasures stored in the Neo Pyramid! Astro Boy is all-ages adventure packed with humor and heart. Collects one story from volume 10 and all of volumes 11-13.

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

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



Avatar: The Last Airbender-Aang Statuette

On sale June 22br>$79.99

As the Avatar of his time, Aang is the only one capable of using all four bending arts: earth, water, fire, and air, Here he is captured in a majestic pose from Nickelodeon’s animated series and the Dark Horse comics. Dark Horse is proud to bring forth this limited edition 8 1/4″ tall polyresin statuette, sculpted by Joe Menna and sure to please Avatar fans. 



Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat! #2 (of 4)

Art Baltazar (W/A/Cover) and Franco (W)

On sale April 13

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

So, what happens when characters with opposite schedules merge together? When day becomes night? When red and yellow become . . . yellow and red? That’s right . . . you get an Over-Re-Action! It’s the result of what too many coffees and energy drinks may bring you! Join us for this action-packed adventure of fun and awesomeness!

• From Eisner Award winners Art and Franco!

• Great fun for all ages!



Aw Yeah Comics! Volume 3: Make Way . . . for Awesome! TP

Art Baltazar (W/A/Cover), Franco (W/A), Scoot McMahon (A), Denver Brubaker (A), Marc Hammond (A), Kurt Wood (A), Dave Scheidt (A), and Vince Dorse (A)

On sale June 8

FC, 144 pages

$12.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

HERE COMES THE AWESOME! Your favorite superheroes return, led by Action Cat! But what evil will threaten our heroes this time? No doubt Evil Cat will pounce again! And Parallel-O-Ham menaces beautiful downtown Skokie! Follow the continuing adventures of Art Baltazar and Franco’s superhero creations! Collects Aw Yeah Comics #9-#12, with over thirty pages of new material!

• All-ages cartoon superhero fun!



Baltimore: Empty Graves #1 (of 5)

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

On sale April 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

With no bodies to bury, Baltimore lays to rest the memories of good friends, while the strange worshipers of the Red King make use of the corpses of his fallen allies.



Barb Wire Book 2: Hotwired TP

Chris Warner (W), Patrick Olliffe (P), Tom Nguyen (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Adam Hughes (Cover)

On sale June 29

FC, 104 pages

$14.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Braced by shady federal agents, bounty hunter Barb Wire is forced to locate an old associate who the agents claim is the most dangerous man alive. With no choice but compliance, Barb learns that her former ally is not the man she remembers . . . if indeed he is a man at all! Collects Barb Wire #5-#8.


“The end has really begun and you’ll be unable to look away. Highest possible recommendation.”-SciFiPulse

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #142

Mike Mignola (W), Cameron Stewart (W/A), Dave Stewart (C), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

On sale April 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

After tracing the origins of a demonic symbol to an abandoned house in a rural town, Ashley must face the town’s demons before more children disappear.




Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #26

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

On sale April 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

The Scoobies are falling apart-and so is the world they are trying to save. While demon lords are still on the loose, Buffy has become distracted, and a bit enraged, by another crisis that is affecting those closest to her . . .



For a Slayer, high school is hell!

Buffy: The High School Years-Freaks & Geeks TP

Faith Erin Hicks (W), Yishan Li (A), Rod Espinosa (C), and Scott Fischer (Cover)

On sale June 1

FC, 80 pages

$10.99

TP, 6″ x 9″

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is back in classic action in a tale set during her first year at Sunnydale High School! Burdened with the stress of a new school, making new friends, and sleepless nights spent slaying the undead, Buffy becomes the target of a group of nerdy vampires hoping to climb the vampire social ladder.

• Eisner Award-winning author Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl)!

• Set during Season 1 of the television series.

“They’re bringing the angst, the action, and the cool to Buffy the Vampire Slayer!”-Bleeding Cool



Call of Duty: Black Ops III #6 (of 6)

Larry Hama (W), Marcelo Ferreira (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)

On sale April 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Hendricks’s team takes the fight to Moscow in the explosive conclusion to the prequel to Call of Duty®: Black Ops III. They’ve tracked the Red Witch to the basement of the former KGB headquarters, but they’ll have to fight their way through a maze full of combat robots to get to her.

“If you’re obsessed with COD, you’ll love it. So for all of you who are just like me, this is definitely a must-read.”-ComicWow!



The Complete Emily the Strange: All Things Strange HC

Rob Reger (W), Jessica Gruner (W), Buzz Parker (A/Cover), and Ryan Hill (C)

On sale June 29

FC, 416 pages

$19.99

HC, 6″ x 9″

Emily the Strange is not your ordinary thirteen-year-old girl-she’s got a razor-sharp wit as dark as her jet-black hair, a posse of moody black cats, and famous friends in very odd places! The Complete Emily the Strange: All Things Strange collects the first three volumes of Emily the Strange in one beautiful hardcover. It’s a perfect time to be strange.



Conan the Avenger #25

Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Simon Bisley (Cover)

On sale April 27

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

The senses-shattering conclusion to Fred Van Lente’s epic Conan run!

In an act of vindictive desperation, the imposter queen Salome intends to sacrifice her twin sister Taramis-the rightful queen-to the demon Thaug, and then unleash the vile beast on the populace. Can Conan save Taramis and her kingdom before it’s too late?



Creepy Comics #23

Rachel Deering (W), Jai Nitz (W), Joshua Boulet (A), Federico De Luca (A), Mirko Colak (A), and Glen Fabry (Cover)

On sale Apr 27

b&w, 40 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Peter Bagge and Dan Braun return to deliver more gory Creepy Family antics, and Joshua Boulet continues to explore Sister Creepy’s place in her twisted clan’s family tree. Writers Rachel Deering and Jai Nitz bring us the dilemmas of two pariahs trying desperately to hold onto their humanity and faith. These new stories-and more surprises-will leave you as breathless and bewildered as their poor protagonists!

• Winner of the Ghastly Award for Best Anthology!



Eisner, Harvey, and Stumptown Award winner!

Dark Horse Presents #21

John Arcudi (W), Rich Woodall (W), Adam P. Knave (W), D.J. Kirkbride (W), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Paul Levitz (W), Dennis Calero (W/A), Aaron Lopresti (W/A/Cover), Maxim Šimić (A), Craig Rousseau (A), Robert Wilson IV (A), and Tim Hamilton (A)

On sale April 20

FC, 48 pages

$4.99

Ongoing

Writer and artist Dennis Calero returns to DHP with the next thrilling installment of The Suit! Also new for this issue, Aaron Lopresti gives his take on the Cimmerian sword swinger in Conan: The Swamp King!

This issue also features continuations of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood and Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl.

Finally, tune in for the conclusions of two stories: John Arcudi and Maxim Å imić’s Worlds Apart, and Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, and Robert Wilson IV’s Laser Joan and the Rayguns!




Dept. H #1

Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover), Sharlene Kindt (C), and Jeff Lemire (Variant cover)

On sale April 20

FC, 28 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

From New York Times best-selling MIND MGMT creator Matt Kindt comes an exciting new undersea sci-fi mystery.

Mia is a special investigator hired to uncover possible sabotage taking place at a deep-sea research station. What she finds is a mind-blowing crime scene filled with suspects with terrible secrets, strange deep-sea creatures, and an impending flood!

• Intricate mystery stories perfect for any fan of crime and sci-fi fiction!

“Kindt understands perfectly how to reveal his mystery to the reader.”-Publishers Weekly

“Matt Kindt is the man.”-Junot Díaz (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)

“Kindt has developed into one of the most exciting and original talents in the business.”-LA Times



Greg Rucka!

Dragon Age: Magekiller #5 (of 5)

Greg Rucka (W), Carmen Carnero (P), Terry Pallot (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Sachin Teng (Cover)

On sale April 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

On Leliana’s orders, Marius and Tessa must take on an impossible task . . . a task that could mean life or death for the Inquisitor! Corypheus and the destruction of Thedas looms . . . but has the path our heroes have chosen to follow given them peace? The final battle rages, with the world’s future at stake!

“In the hands of Greg Rucka, one of the best comics writers out there-and a big fan of BioWare and Dragon Age-it seems like it’s well on the way to delivering.”-Polygon



Fate/Zero Volume 2 TP

Gen Urobuchi (W), Type-Moon (W), and Shinjiro (A)

On sale June 8

FC, 184 pages

$11.99

TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

Gen Urobuchi and Shinjiro’s manga adaptation of Type-Moon’s hit anime and novel series continues! As the Fourth Holy Grail War rages, seven magi and their summoned heroes from history battle to the death to claim the Grail and have their wishes granted! The first conflict of the war begins with Saber and Lancer crossing blades!

• The manga adaptation of Type-Moon’s hit anime and novel series!



Fight Club 2 HC

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

On sale June 21

FC, 280 pages

$29.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

Some imaginary friends never go away . . .

Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long-the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . . Collects issues #1-#10 of the series.

“Poignant and very funny.”-The Atlantic

“Entertaining.”-Comic Book Resources

“Perfect.”-Forces of Geek

“Jaw dropping.”-Geek Chic Elite

“Excellent.”-The Beat

“Compulsively readable.”-Big Shiny Robot



Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection HC & Ltd. Ed. HC

Frank Miller (W/A)

On sale June 22

FC, 224 pages

$175.00

HC,15″ x 21 1/2″

On sale June 22

FC, 224 pages

$275.00

Ltd. Ed. HC,15″ x 21 1/2″

You’ve seen Sin City, but never like this! Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection showcases the entire graphic novel scanned from the original artwork in Frank Miller’s archives and reproduced at full size. Introduction by Robert Rodriguez, with an afterword by Mike Richardson and an interview about the artistic process with Frank Miller!

• Reproduces the original artwork-at full size-directly from the originals in Frank Miller’s archives!

• The first volume in Kitchen Sink Books’ Curator’s Collection series, featuring acclaimed graphic novels reproduced from the original art, shown alongside text pieces, unseen artwork, and ancillary material.

• The $275 limited edition features an alternate cover and is signed by Frank Miller in pencil on a special tipped-in image not included in the regular edition. Limited to 500 copies worldwide, this version is for the discerning collector!



Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: The Cloud of Hate and Other Stories TP

Dennis O’Neil (W), Howard Chaykin (A), and Walter Simonson (A/Cover)

On sale June 15

FC, 136 pages

$17.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

In 1973, industry titan Denny O’Neil joined master artists Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson to adapt stories starring Fritz Leiber’s timeless fantasy characters, the barbarian Fafhrd and the nimble rogue the Gray Mouser. Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books is collecting all of those exciting tales of swords and devilry into one handsome collection!

• Drawn by Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson!

• Bonus story penciled by Jim Starlin!



The Goon Library Volume 3 HC

Eric Powell (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 1

FC, 416 pages

$39.99

HC, 8″ x 12 3/16″

Fear and misery plague the town on the edge of Horse-Eater’s Wood. After the death of a friend and ally reveals the return of Labrazio, the Goon’s sworn enemy thought long gone, the Goon realizes that something darker is going on in the town than anyone suspected. Collects The Goon Volumes 7-9.

“Creator Powell uses humor and his offbeat imagination to take what could be a grim story-the bad guys always seem to have the upper hand-into a colorful, breathless page-turner.”-Publishers Weekly



Halo 5 Covenant Banshee Ship Replica

On sale June 8

5.5″ replica, display base included.br>$39.99

Heavily armed, agile, and produced in immense numbers, the Banshee is the most ubiquitous aircraft in known space. Classified by the UNSC as the Type-54 Ground Support Aircraft (T-54 GSA), the latest production model is used by innumerable Sangheili factions, warlords, and mercenaries on dozens of worlds. The T-54 Banshee is armed with twin-linked rapid-fire plasma cannons and a devastating fuel rod cannon for use against armored vehicles and fortifications.



“Frightening and beautiful, Harrow County is wonderfully horrific.”-SciFiPulse

Harrow County #11

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

On sale April 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

An infestation of insidious serpents has warped the minds of Bernice’s neighbors. Turning to the mysterious Lovey Belfont for aid, Bernice soon learns the dark history surrounding the land on which the Holler rests.

• Featuring special backup stories exclusive to the single issues!

• Soon to be a TV show on the SyFy channel!


“If you’ve never read a page of Hellboy-this is not a bad place to start.”-Adventures in Poor Taste

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953-Beyond the Fences #3 (of 3)

Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Paolo Rivera (P/Cover), Joe Rivera (I), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale April 27

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

Man’s best friend becomes Hellboy’s worst nightmare in a Cold War-era mission.



IT’S NOT JUST THE HOUSE THAT’S HAUNTED . . .

House of Penance #1 (of 6)

Peter Tomasi (W), Ian Bertram (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale April 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

The Winchester House-famous for its original owner’s bizarre compulsion to incorporate a multitude of architectural curiosities. But as the bereaved Sarah Winchester’s workers toil on stairways to nothing and doors to nowhere, a mysterious stranger arrives . . . and he could make Sarah’s demons all too real.

“Blending horror, history and fiction, House of Penance stands as a singular triumph. Tomasi and Bertram have crafted something truly special with this book.”-Scott Snyder (Wytches)

“House of Penance is Peter Tomasi’s finest work to date, a haunting, macabre experience that will stay with any thoughtful reader long after its conclusion. A fine tale well told, and highly recommended.”-Garth Ennis (Preacher)



Neil Gaiman! Fábio Moon! Gabriel Bá!

How to Talk to Girls at Parties HC

Neil Gaiman (W), Gabriel Bá (A/Cover), and Fábio Moon (A/Cover)

On sale June 15

FC, 64 pages

$17.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

Two teenage boys are in for a tremendous shock when they crash a party where the girls are far more than they appear!

From Neil Gaiman-one of the most celebrated authors of our time-and award-winning artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, this sumptuous graphic novel is not to be missed!

• Moon and Bá adapt the Gaiman story they were born to draw!

“Gaiman, Moon, and Bá have created a triolet of a book, lyrically powerful and utterly unforgettable.”-Junot Díaz

“How can something so strange and so beautiful also be so sad? Like a poem, a pattern, and a people whose world was swallowed by the sea, How To Talk To Girls at Parties is three things at once.” – Kelly Sue DeConnick

“Had sneak peek at How to Talk to Girls at Parties. What boys fear! That girls are very smart aliens who will do frightful things to you in The Upper Room! Teenage angst. Lovely drawing/painting.” -From a Tweet by Margaret Atwood

“A haunting ode to the lyric of girls, who for our protagonists represent a vast, uncharted universe. An extraordinary comic from three extraordinary creators.”-Marjorie Liu

“Gentle, strange, and full of perfectly good advice (‘You just have to talk to them!’), How to Talk to Girls at Parties is wise and odd. Neil Gaiman’s writing is sweetly complemented by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá’s art. It’s a quirky delight.”-Audrey Niffenegger



King’s Road #3 (of 3)

Peter Hogan (W), Staz Johnson (A/Cover), and Douglas A. Sirois (C)

On sale April 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

The conclusion to the first King’s Road story arc! On the run after being ambushed by the witch Malicia’s army of monsters, Don and his family search for a secret doorway into the magical land of Avalon. As Malicia moves to put an end to Don’s royal clan, an old family friend comes to the rescue!

• Fantasy and action from writer Peter Hogan (Resident Alien)!



Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen TP

Corinna Bechko (W), Randy Green (P), Andy Owens (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), Carmen Carnero (P), and Jean-Sebastien Rossbach (Cover)

On sale June 22

FC, 120 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

It’s up to Lara Croft and Carter Bell to stop a group of cultists from causing worldwide cataclysmic devastation! Ancient ivory artifacts hold the key to both salvation and destruction, and these rivals turned friends must recover them before the cultists in a race against time! Lara’s newest quest is filled with incredible action, dual pistols, and high-spirited adventure in the same universe as the Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris games! Collecting issues #1-#5 of Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen by Corinna Bechko!

• A great entry point for new readers!



Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis #4 (of 6)

Gail Simone (W), J. Calafiore (A/Cover), and Jason Wright (C)

On sale April 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

On the day all the superheroes turned bad, a horrifying creature emerged from a giant hole in the middle of the city. No one has dared look too deeply into that abyss. Until now. What horrors lie at the other end, and what is yet to come through? Our band of ordinary citizens find themselves with answers too terrifying to comprehend as the sequel to the Kickstarter megahit Leaving Megalopolis continues!

• Gail Simone and J. Calafiore put their demented imaginations to the test in this gritty new reality!



Living with the Dead: A Zombie Bromance Second Edition TP

Mike Richardson (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Richard Corben (Cover)

On sale June 29

FC, 88 pages

$9.99

TP, 6″ x 9″

Life in the big city has its problems: traffic, overpopulation, and crime, not to mention the brain-hungry living dead. But for hard rockers Straw and Whip, life among the flesh-eating populace is easy . . . until they meet a gun-crazy vixen named Betty. Collects Living with the Dead #1-#3.

• Written by Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson!



Lone Wolf 2100 #4 (of 4)

Eric Heisserer (W), Miguel Sepulveda (A), Javier Mena (C), and Brian Kalin O’Connell (Cover)

On sale April 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

The fate of the human race comes down to a final battle on the coast of Japan! Daisy Ogami holds the key to a cure for a killer virus, but only Itto, her android bodyguard, can protect her from those who would let the plague continue!



New Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 9 TP

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

On sale June 1

b&w, 232 pages

$13.99

TP, 5″ x 7 1/4″

Matsudaira Izu-no-kami, masquerading as the lord of Satsuma, has learned there is only one sword school in all of Japan that can possibly defeat Tōgō Shigekata’s Jigen-ryÅ«. Matsudaira calls out the legendary Satsuma Osenshi cavalry to test these mysterious Taisha-ryÅ« warriors-with their lives!

• Written by Lone Wolf and Cub creator Kazuo Koike!

• Over one million copies sold of the Dark Horse Lone Wolf and Cub editions.



The Massive: Ninth Wave #5 (of 6)

Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), and J. P. Leon (Cover)

On sale April 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

When the Ninth Wave crew vote to undertake a side mission off the coast of a war-ravaged country, they get more than they bargained for, and Callum Israel ends up on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

“Brian Wood’s The Massive proves that there’s room for political comics.”-Complex



Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 16 TP

Osamu Takahashi (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 1

b&w, 184 pages

$9.99

TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″ 

Breaking their silence, SEELE tries once again to hack the MAGI system. Yui, who has been tasked with running the research facility, dispatches Shinji and the crew to meet the menace. Shinji vanishes upon confronting the bizarre invader entity-but has he truly succumbed to unreal horrors, and can Rei and Asuka bring him back again?

• This most famous anime franchise of the last 20 years aired again recently on Adult Swim.

• The new anime movie, Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo, is available from Funimation.



Plants vs. Zombiesâ„¢ Playing Cards

On sale April 13br>$4.99

This set of playing cards with designs from the team behind the megapopular game Plants vs. Zombies. Features powerful plants and fun-loving zombies.

This deck has fifty-two cards plus two unique jokers: Nutter and Imposter.



Plants vs. Zombies #10: Boom Boom Mushroom Part 1 (of 3)

Paul Tobin (W), Jacob Chabot (A/Cover), Cat Farris (A/C), and Matthew J. Rainwater (A/C)

On sale April 20

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

Crazy Dave’s brainy niece Patrice, neighborhood daredevil Nate Timely, and a batch of bold plants discover “Zomboss’s Secret Plan for Raising a Zombie Army Underground and Then Swallowing the Entire City of Neighborville Whole!” The rare Boom Boom Mushroom must be found in order to save the humans aboveground!

• Eisner Award winner Paul Tobin continues his acclaimed PVZ run!

• The official comic of the addictive video games!



Plants vs. Zombies Volume 4: Grown Sweet Home HC

Paul Tobin (W), Andie Tong (A/Cover), Karim Friha (A/C), Nneka Myers (A/C), Brian Churilla (A/C), and Matthew J. Rainwater (C)

On sale June 1

FC, 80 pages

$9.99

HC, 6″ x 9″

A group of young plants move out of Crazy Dave’s garage and into his huge family mansion in Neighborville. But why is Dr. Zomboss spying on them? Artist Andie Tong joins writer Paul Tobin for this three-issue arc! Bonus stories by Karim Friha, Nneka Myers, and others! Collects Plants vs. Zombies #4-#6.



“Kindt is a storyteller so fully in control of his gifts that his graphic novels read like quietly compelling arguments for the comics medium’s narrative potential.”-NPR

Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon TP

Matt Kindt (W/C/Cover) and Brian Hurtt (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 8

FC, 144 pages

$14.99

TP, 6″ x 9″

At the age of ten, Poppy Pepperton is the greatest explorer since her grandfather Pappy! When a shrunken mummy head speaks, adventure calls Poppy and her sidekick/guardian Colt Winchester across the globe in search of an exotic fish-along the way discovering clues to what happened to Pappy all those years ago!

• All-ages adventure from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT)!

• Drawn by New York Times best-selling artist Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun)!



Predator: Life and Death #2 (of 4)

Dan Abnett (W), Brian Thies (A), Rain Beredo (C), and David Palumbo (Cover)

On sale April 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Colonial Marines hunt the Predators, and the Predators lead the marines into an ambush! But on the jungle world of Tartarus, everyone has their eyes on the ultimate prize: an otherworldly spacecraft ripe for the taking!



Semiautomagic TP

Alex de Campi (W), Jerry Ordway (A/Cover), and Marissa Louise (C)

On sale June 29

FC, 104 pages

$12.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Professor Alice Creed doesn’t have tenure. And she never will, as long as she keeps ditching her lectures to kill monsters. But when a dark force from between universes begins seducing young souls through an innocent computer game, she packs her occult relics, holy water, and iPad to kick eldritch ass!

• Collecting two complete arcs from Dark Horse Presents!

• A modern monster slayer from Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway!



The Shadow Glass #2 (of 6)

Aly Fell (W/A/Cover)

On sale April 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Rosalind’s search for the truth about her past brings her face to face with her father at the home of her tutor, where the two men are set to perform a conjuration to loose the powers of a powerful object that pulls Rosalind in as well.



Tarzan: The Beckoning TP

Thomas Yeates (W/A/Cover)

On sale June 1

FC, 208 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

The ageless Tarzan and his beautiful wife Jane have been living in America, fighting the illegal ivory trade to stop the slaughter of elephants . . . but they’re soon drawn back to Africa, entangled in a dangerous web that threatens their long lives! Thomas Yeates’s saga collected in its entirety for the first time.

• An epic, modern-day story featuring the original superstar hero of the last century!



Tomb Raider II #3

Mariko Tamaki (W), Phillip Sevy (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Agustin Alessio (Cover)

On sale April 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

After Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft’s adventure continues with Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki!

Lara and Jonah travel to China in search of a cave said to house an immortality-granting mushroom! However, a monsoon, the lethal Knights of the Spore, and disappearing allies and supplies could spell death for them both!