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“Hellboy and the BPRD” Arrives in Dark Horse’s December Solicits, “The Massive” Concludes

by  in Comic News Comment


Dark Horse has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping December 2014. 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



One full issue for only one dollar!

#1 for $1: Brain Boy

Fred Van Lente (W), R. B. Silva (P), Rob Lean (I), Ego (C), Freddie E. Williams II (Cover)

On sale Dec 17

FC, 32 pages

$1.00

One-shot

When the United States Secret Service needs to stop an assassination before the killer’s even decided to buy a gun, they call the world’s most powerful telepath: Matt Price, a.k.a. Brain Boy. But when the secret agent that can read anyone’s mind finds that a powerful psychic network has been hidden from him, Brain Boy begins to wonder whether he knows everything or nothing at all!

“It’s fun, it’s imaginative, it’s got some very good artwork, and it’s overall just a really great read, highly recommended.” -Front Towards Gamer



Abe Sapien #18

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

On sale Dec 10

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Having joined a Santa Muerte cult, Abe settles into a small Gulf town with hidden ties to the zombie massacre he failed to stop in Arizona. With more lives depending on him than ever, will he fail again?

• The first five-part arc starts here!

“You’d be a fool to miss out on Abe Sapien: Fine comics indeed.”-Bloody Disgusting

“Abe Sapien is another strong monthly dose of horror, and now’s a great time to find out for yourself.”-Comic Book Resources

“I read a ton of Dark Horse titles each month and really each week, but for my money Abe Sapien really is one of the best they publish.”-Comic Bastards



STRANDED SURVIVORS CLASH-ALIENS FEAST!

Aliens: Fire and Stone #4 (of 4)

Chris Roberson (W), Patric Reynolds (A), Dave Stewart (C), and David Palumbo (Cover)

On sale Dec 24

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

Tying in with the Prometheus and Aliens films, this tale of stranded survivors and the tenacious xenomorphs that stalk them comes to a close! Scientist Derrick Russell makes more stunning discoveries about the strange planet the Hadley’s Hope refugees crashed on, while Aliens close in on him!

• Ties directly into two hit motion pictures!

• From critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson!



Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #3 (of 4)

Christopher Sebela (W), Ariel Olivetti (A), and E. M. Gist (Cover)

On sale Dec 3

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

When a Predator is exposed to a mysterious genetic accelerant, the rest of the hunting party is put in unforeseen peril. And as the android Elden continues his violent evolution, his xenomorph allies reject him from the hive.




Angel & Faith Season 10 #9

Victor Gischler (W), Will Conrad (P/Variant cover), Michelle Madsen (C), and Scott Fischer (Cover)

On sale Dec 3

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Clearly in a magical mire with Amy the Rat, Angel brings in backup to shut down the witch and save Magic Town . . . Faith is reunited with Riley in a brawl with the tribal vampires-staking, dusting, and feeling awkward!

“Angel & Faith Season 10 continues to twist an entertaining take.”-Unleash the Fanboy



Avatar: The Last Airbender-The Rift Library Edition HC

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

On sale Feb 11

FC, 240 pages

$39.99

HC, 9″ x 12″Avatar Aang and friends honor an Air Nomad holiday that hasn’t been celebrated in over one hundred years, but when cryptic visits from the spirit of Avatar Yangchen lead Aang to a refinery operating on land sacred to the Airbenders, they soon find themselves in peril as a dangerously powerful ancient spirit awakens with vengeance and destruction on its mind! Collects The Rift parts 1-3.

• Features annotations by Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and artistic team Gurihiru, with a brand-new sketchbook section!

• #1 New York Times graphic novel bestseller! 



FROM THE CREATOR OF TRIGUN!

Blood Blockade Battlefront Volume 7 TP

Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A/Cover)

On sale Feb 4

b&w, 192 pages

$12.99

TP, 5″ x 7″

A bacteria-sized crime fighter is on the trail of a microscopic terrorist hiding inside Libra agent Leo Watch’s pal Real, and any threat turns poor Real into a titanic monstrosity. Leo’s job one is to get the mini cop inside Real to even the odds before Jerusalem’s Lot becomes a parking lot!

“Everything we’ve come to expect from Nightow, all done up in his signature style.”-Comic Attack



B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #126

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

On sale Dec 17

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

A monster terrorizes a mountain where Howards finds a connection to his past as a prehistoric warlord. The Russians struggle with their own monsters, and in New York, the Zinco corporation operates under the mysterious directions of the Black Flame.

“Moody, tense and a joy to read. Bring on the next issue.”-Bloody Disgusting

“Highly recommended.”-Unleash the Fanboy



A battle for dominion!

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Volume 10: The Devil’s Wings TP

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Laurence Campbell (A), Joe Querio (A), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Ryan Sook (Cover)

On sale Feb 25

FC, 144 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″There is panic at the BPRD when a blackout hits-and Kate is possessed! But with Johann dealing with gigantic monsters from another dimension in Japan, how will Liz and the remaining agents save Kate? This volume collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #120-#124.

“B.P.R.D. is never anything less than good fun (it’s also always stunningly beautiful).”-Comic Bastards




Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #10

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

On sale Dec 24

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

With the responsibility of writing new rules in the Vampyr book, Buffy and crew are literally the bosses of all magic-but as more baddies learn who has the power, protecting the book is becoming a full-time job!

“A fantastic continuation to the Buffyverse.”-Unleash the Fanboy



Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Panel to Panel-Seasons 8 & 9 TP

Various (W/A)

On sale Feb 25

FC, 192 pages

$19.99

TP, 9″ x 12″Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues-only in comics! With guidance from Whedon, Buffy Seasons 8 and 9 and the series Angel & Faith further developed fan-favorite television characters and established new ones. This collection of cover art, sketches, and favorite sequences features art from series artists and many, many more!

• Showcasing the most stunning art in the Buffy canon to date!

• A great package for any fan of the television show!



“Joshua Williamson is putting out a great book month after month.”-All-Comic

Captain Midnight #18

Joshua Williamson (W), Fernando Dagnino (A), Javier Mena (C), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

On sale Dec 24

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

With teleporting assassin Helios on a tight leash, Captain Midnight and his allies soar south to infiltrate an impenetrable jungle compound and attempt to capture Midnight’s sidekick turned enemy, Chuck Ramsey, and force him to answer for his crimes. But what traps lie waiting in the undergrowth? And what mysterious forces is Chuck tapping into?



The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 10: The Warlord of Koth and Other Stories TP

Don Kraar (W), Jim Owsley (W), Tony de Zuniga (A), Geof Isherwood (A), Mike Docherty (P), Fraja Bator (I), George Roussos (C), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)

On sale Feb 25

FC, 208 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″While Conan’s armies engage the forces of the enemy alliance, dark machinations are afoot to strike at Conan’s own heart. The malign sorcerer Caliastros, in league with the Warlord of Koth, casts black spells that could take the lives of Conan’s wife and children and end his bloodline forever! Collects Marvel’s Conan the King #46-#50.



Sequel to the Eisner nominated series!

Colder: The Bad Seed #3

Paul Tobin (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover)

On sale Dec 24

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

A glimpse into Declan’s past holds a startling and strange revelation, and causes him to slip further into the insane and dangerous Hungry World.

• Art by Bleeding Cool’s 2013 artist of the year, Juan Ferreyra!

• Don’t miss Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra on Prometheus: Fire and Stone!



The Complete ElfQuest Volume 2 TP

Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover) and Richard Pini (W)

On sale Feb 4

b&w, 552 pages

$24.99

TP, 7″ x 10″The elves have reclaimed the Palace of the High Ones, but it is not the safe haven they believed. New threats loom as Winnowill, lord of Blue Mountain, vows to destroy all trace of the Wolfriders, and Cutter’s rival Rayek is overcome with power. Collects ElfQuest: Siege at Blue Mountain #1-#8 and Kings of the Broken Wheel #1-#9.

• Includes an extensive art gallery with commentary from the series creators.

• 552 pages of content-value priced!



Conan the Avenger #9

Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Steve Ellis (Cover)

On sale Dec 24

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

A war, a spy, and false allies stand in Conan’s way as he and his comrades fight to free the slave girl Natala in order to learn the location of a legendary treasure!

• The chronological journey through Conan’s life continues!

“Guaranteed fun every month.”-Comic Bastards

Conan Volume 16: The Song of Bêlit TP

Brian Wood (W), Paul Azaceta (A), Riccardo Burchielli (A), Leandro Fernández (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

On sale Feb 4

FC, 176 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″Brian Wood’s epic and acclaimed adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s “Queen of the Black Coast” reaches its heart-rending conclusion! This thrilling volume collects issues #19-#25 of the Dark Horse Comics series Conan the Barbarian.

“This is as good as a Conan book will ever get.”-Geeked Out Nation



“Concrete Park is brilliant.”-The Berkeley Graduate

Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T #4 (of 5)

Tony Puryear (W/A/Cover) and Erika Alexander (W)

On sale Dec 3

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

As Scare City tears itself apart, Isaac must fight his enemy from Earth in the Big Top arena. But how can he defeat the “Six Hundred Dollar Man”? Concrete Park-a dark, sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear (Eraser) and Erika Alexander (Living Single)-continues its R-E-S-P-E-C-T arc!

• Exclusive print-only bonus story!

“The swagger of the characters and their surroundings just burst off of the page.”-Read about Comics



Creepy Archives Volume 21 HC

Various (W/A)

On sale Feb 11

b&w, 240 pages

$49.99

HC, 8″ x 11″Creepy Archives, the quintessential horror anthology, continues to deliver a multitude of monstrous plights and terrifying twist endings! This deluxe hardcover collects issues #99-#103 of the influential series and includes all original letters columns, color sections, and text pieces.

• Featuring the talents of Bruce Jones, Len Wein, Alfredo Alcala, Russ Heath, Alex Nino, Richard Corben, Walter Simonson, and many, many more!



Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #4 (of 4)

Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Justin Erickson (Cover)

On sale Dec 17

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

The war rages on as humans tear each other to shreds. Cal is done with it. He is ready for the war to end . . . but as his dark side gets stronger, whose side will he take?

• From the writer of Breath of Bones and 30 Days of Night!

• Who is the Third Child?

“For fans of supernatural detectives and monsters, and especially for Niles fans, this is a must have.”-Adventures in Poor Taste



Cover by Alex Ross!

Dark Horse Presents #5

Joe Casey (W), Alex de Campi (W), Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Justin Gray (W), Tyler Jenkins (W/A), Keith Champagne (W), Ed Brisson (W), Jim Rugg (A), Jerry Ordway (A), Andy Kuhn (A), Leonard Kirk (A), Declan Shalvey (A), and Alex Ross (Cover)

On sale Dec 17

FC, 48 pages

$4.99

Ongoing

Why is Odin wielding Thor’s hammer? Find out in Joe Casey and Jim Rugg’s thunderous Odin’s Mighty Return! Ed Brisson’s gritty crime comic Murder Book comes to DHP, featuring a tale illustrated by Moon Knight artist Declan Shalvey!

Plus, new chapters of Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway’s Semiautomagic; Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn’s Wrestling with Demons; Tyler Jenkins’s The Chaining; and Peter Tomasi and Keith Champagne’s The Mighty, written by Champagne with art by Leonard Kirk.

• Multiple Eisner and Harvey Award winner!

• Won the 2014 Best Anthology Eisner award-three years in a row!

• Joe Casey and Jim Rugg put the hammer down!



Eerie #6

Kelley Jones (W/A), Landry Q. Walker (W), Jim Pavelec (Cover), and Chris Seaman (Cover)

On sale Dec 10

b&w, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Cousin Eerie is dashing through the snow to wish you tidings for a horrific holiday season! On offer this month are sickening stories of festive phantoms and pernicious pastries from horror comics’ most contemptible creators! Don’t go under the mistletoe!

• Classic M. R. James ghost tale adapted by Kelley Jones (Justice League Dark)!

•Â A horrifying holiday special!



Father’s Day #3 (of 4)

Mike Richardson (W), Gabriel Guzmán (A, Cover), Java Tartaglia (C)

On sale Dec 31

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

A father-daughter road trip should be a happy time . . . unless that daughter hates her father and his former mob employers want him dead. And how does an ex-hitman who has renounced violence fight back? Maybe with the help of a former colleague who has renounced nothing! 

• An action-packed crime thriller written by Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson (The Secret, The Atomic Legion).




Frank Frazetta

On sale Dec 17

Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Playing Cards

Each deck includes 52 cards plus 2 jokers

$4.99

Frank Frazetta Warrior Coaster Set

Reproduced on high-quality 4″ x 4″ coasters, packaged in a sturdy full-color box

$9.99

Dark Horse is proud to announce a new range of collectables licensed from the estate of perhaps the finest fantasy artist of our time, the late Frank Frazetta. By special arrangement with his heirs, we are bringing forward selected images as the face cards and Jokers on a new deck of playing cards, as well as coasters with some of the most savage heroes ever painted!





Game of Thrones

On sale Mar 11

Dark Horse has rocked the collectibles world with its series of stunning Game of Thrones figures. Sculpted and painted with painstaking detail, these figures capture the character of the show and the likenesses of the HBO series cast.

Joffrey Baratheon Figure

8″ Figure

$24.99

Joffrey is eldest son of and heir to King Robert Baratheon. He is handsome, but cruel to the point of sadistic.

On sale Dec 18

Game of Thrones: Stark Map Marker

4″ tall

$24.99

Game of Thrones: Lannister Map Marker

4″ tall

$24.99

In the HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones, we see Robb Stark plotting the movements of opposing armies using a map of Westeros, which is painted onto animal hide, and a set of sculpted Map Markers, each hewn into a representation of one of the House symbols.

We have reproduced these items faithfully, in their true size, using the actual props as reference. The results are stunning, an heirloom item for Game of Thrones fans.



BLOOD ON GHOST’S HANDS!

Ghost #10

Chris Sebela (W), Harvey Tolibao (P), Keith Champagne (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Emanuela Lupacchino and Wes Dzioba (Cover)

On sale Dec 3

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

Ghost’s war on crime in Chicago is attracting the interests of the city’s powerful-and her friends may pay the price. A gruesome new villain is revealed, who offers to help the movers and shakers rid themselves of “the lady in white” and let them return to crime as usual!

“In short: it easily earns the right to be highly recommended.”-Unleash the Fanboy



ONE HELL OF A ROADBLOCK!

The Ghost Fleet #2

Donny Cates (W), Daniel Warren Johnson (A/Cover), and Lauren Affe (C)

On sale Dec 3

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Two years after Trace and Ward’s truck of top-secret cargo was driven off an overpass, Ward runs the Ghost Fleet from a hidden bunker. But Trace has reappeared . . . a one-man militia with a trigger finger that’s itching for revenge!

• From the critically acclaimed writer of Buzzkill!

“Donny Cates, an ex-Bleeding Cool writer, is a rising star in the comic book scene right now.”-Bleeding Cool

The Goon Volume 14: Occasion of Revenge Book 1 TP

Eric Powell (W/A/Cover)

On sale Feb 11

FC, 120 pages

$16.99

TP, 7″ x 10″What’s left of the Zombie Priest’s race of witches comes after the Goon, forcing him to face his nightmares or lose his town! This volume collects Occasion of Revenge #1-#4.

• Eric Powell’s biggest story since 2008!

“As gorgeous as his art is, it’s Powell’s scripts that really make The Goon work, with every page having at least one laugh-out-loud moment.”-Big Comic Page



Scalped artist R. M. Guera!

Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #2 (of 8)

Alex de Campi (W), R. M. Guera (A/Cover), and Giulia Brusco (C)

On sale Dec 10

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

When you think of comics that really bring the Christmas spirit, put Grindhouse at the top of your naughty list! We’re leaving sex and violence under your tree this year, as the desolate plains of the West fall victim to a terrifying quartet of cold-hearted demons, in “Slay Ride”‘s gory climax!

•Â The nasty holiday gem “Slay Ride” concludes!

• Alex de Campi (Smoke/Ashes, Lady Zorro) is back with a vengeance!

• R. M. Guera (Scalped, Django Unchained) paints the snow red!



A GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT!

Halo: Escalation #13

Duffy Boudreau (W), Sergio Ariño (P), Juan Castro (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Daniel Chavez (Cover)

On sale Dec 24

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Requiem has been destroyed, but the real war between Commander Sarah Palmer’s Spartans and Jul ‘Mdama’s New Covenant is just beginning . . . and everything hinges on control of one all-powerful artifact. Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre, Bloodshot) and Sergio Ariño (Ms. Marvel) team up for an all-new chapter of the Halo saga and a great jumping-on point for new readers!

• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!

• The beginning of an all-new story arc!




Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #1 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W/Sketch variant), John Arcudi (W), Alex Maleev (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Dec 3

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

A bizarre series of murders and rumors of something worse lead Professor Bruttenholm to send a young Hellboy to a Brazilian village on his first mission. Hellboy and a small group of agents uncover something terrible in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress . . .

• Twenty years of Hellboy!

• Mike Mignola named one of “12 Vital Creators to Watch” by LA Times!

“Alex and Hellboy are a match made in heaven. Alex is one of the truly great comic book artists of this generation and the Mignola universe is going to show a whole different side to his genius.” -Brian Michael Bendis



AW YEAH! ITTY BITTY MASK!

Itty Bitty Comics: The Mask #2

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

On sale Dec 10

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

When Herman brings the mask in to his zookeeping job, he never expects the animals to be curious about it too! Now strange things are happening at the zoo! Is that an elephant dancing the mambo? What’s up with that well-dressed giraffe? Find out when animals unleash their wild side! 

• From the guys who brought you Tiny Titans, Aw Yeah! Comics, and the Eisner-winning Itty Bitty Hellboy!

• All-ages mayhem from Art Baltazar and Franco!



Legend of Korra: Aang Memorial Statue

On sale Dec 18

Base is 6″ in diameter, Aang is 9″ tall, the staff is 11″ tall

$149.99

In Legend of Korra, an enormous metal statue is located on a small island off the shores of Republic City. It depicts a teenage Aang dressed in traditional Air Nomad attire. In the figure’s left hand is a staff featuring the airbending symbol on its upper end. The figure’s left foot rests on a slightly higher surface in the form of a lotus flower. The pedestal on which its other foot stands is octagonal in shape, with upturned tips at each vertex surrounded by railings.

Dark Horse Deluxe, in coordination with Nickelodeon and the Avatar and Korra creators, has exactingly reproduced this piece as a hand-painted limited-edition collectable. Edition size TBD at press time.



The final issue!

The Massive #30

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

On sale Dec 24

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Dead calm. Quiet seas. Second chances? The Ninth Wave crew enter a brand-new chapter in Earth’s history.

“Garry Brown and Jordie Bellaire simply rock this book’s artwork; every page seems so rugged and calculated it’s scarily good.”-Geeks Unleashed

“Please go out and pick this up. I really can’t urge you enough.”-Comic Bastards



New York Times bestseller!

Mind Mgmt #29

Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)

On sale Dec 24

FC, 24 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Meru takes on the Eraser one on one, with deadly results. But will a familiar face in sunglasses show up just in time?

“Kindt outdoes himself on so many levels.” -IGN

“It will blow your mind.”-Unleash the Fanboy



WELCOME TO THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE!

OINK: Heaven’s Butcher TP

John Mueller (W/A/Cover)

On sale Feb 25

FC, 112 pages

$17.99

TP, 7″ x 10″In a dark, oppressive future, pig-men work tirelessly as the slaves of human masters, feeding a society they cannot fathom. When Oink realizes that the dogma being forced on them is all lies, he undertakes a path of revenge and revelation. 

• Repainted! Entirely new sequences of story and art! 

• An Orwellian fantasy-a dark commentary on our world!

• Marking the 20th anniversary of the original graphic novel! 

” Beautifully illustrated, gloomily painted.” -The Onion, A.V. Club



Predator: Fire and Stone #3 (of 4)

Joshua Williamson (W), Chris Mooneyham (A), Dan Brown (C), and Lucas Graciano (Cover)

On sale Dec 17

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

Back among the crewmates he betrayed in Prometheus, Galgo must watch over both shoulders, as his former allies want him to pay, and the Predator that holds him captive wants something far more terrible!

• Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Captain Midnight)-Multiversity’s breakout writer of 2013!

• Five Ghosts’s Chris Mooneyham pits Predator against vicious game!



ALIEN VS. ENGINEER!

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #4 (of 4)

Paul Tobin (W), Juan Ferreyra (A), and David Palumbo (Cover)

On sale Dec 10

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

Casualties rise as the Prometheus’s recovery team find themselves trapped between an unrelenting alien horde, a ruthless Engineer, and a vengeful victim of the mysterious accelerant!

• The blockbuster crossover breaks new ground!

• From Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder)!

• Art by Bleeding Cool’s 2013 artist of the year, Juan Ferreyra (Colder, Kiss Me, Satan!)!



New ongoing series!

Resurrectionists #2

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

On sale Dec 24

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Jericho Way is a Resurrectionist, a unique person who can unlock the memories and abilities of his past lives. The architect-turned-thief is on the verge of sparking the connection to his own history with the help of an enlightened Resurrectionist called the Scout, but time is short. The evil Sojourn corporation is wise to their actions and will stop at nothing to destroy their plans to complete a heist three thousand years in the making. 

“Van Lente gives readers just enough of everything to satisfy curiosity without overwhelming . . . on a tear of late as a writer, infusing a lot of fun in the stories he tells.” -Comic Book Resources



FROM THE CREATORS OF LONE WOLF AND CUB!

Samurai Executioner Omnibus Volume 4 TP

Kazuo Koike (W) and Goseki Kojima (A/C)

On sale Feb 11

b&w, 704 pages

$19.99

TP, 5″ x 7″

Shogunate executioner Yamada Asaemon receives strange requests from the condemned-such as a woman who bequeaths her severed locks and a gardener who asks for the “beheading” of a chrysanthemum. And while they are strangers to Asaemon, their final moments of life can reveal more of their characters than a lifetime of association. Collects “Everything but Death” and “One Too Many” from volume 8, all of volume 9, and volume 10.

• 704 pages, value priced.

• Lone Wolf and Cub now available in omnibus format.



Two of the greatest anime directors!

Seraphim: 266613336 Wings TP

Mamoru Oshii (W) and Satoshi Kon (A/Cover)

On sale Feb 18

b&w, 248 pages

$19.99

TP, 6″ x 8″ 

Two of the most acclaimed anime directors of all time, Ghost in the Shell’s Mamoru Oshii and Perfect Blue’s Satoshi Kon, came together to create a manga: Seraphim: 266613336 Wings. Seraphim is the story of a future earth devastated by the “Angel Plague,” a pandemic that induces apocalyptic visions in the afflicted, even as it ossifies their bodies into dead, seraphic forms.

• Seraphim is from Animage, the magazine that originally serialized Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä manga.



Sundowners #5

Tim Seeley (W), Jim Terry (A), Sean Dove (C), and Chris Brunner (Cover)

On sale Dec 24

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

The Sundowners are on the run, pursued by the law and a horde of invisible aliens! Will they be able to forge a superteam from the remnants of their support group, or do they need to turn to a new “hero” to lead them?

• From Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash)!

• Covers by Chris Brunner (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight)!



Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy TP

Dan Jolley (W), Jamal Igle (P/Cover), Ray Snyder (I), and Wes Dzioba (C)

On sale Feb 11

FC, 152 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

In 1984, Kyle Reese protected Sarah Connor from a terrifying cyborg that would stop at nothing to terminate her. In 1985, Skynet targets biotechnician Elise Fong, who is destined to discover a vital weapon against the Terminators! With no Kyle Reese, Fong’s only hope is Farrow Greene, the ex-CIA operative tasked with kidnapping her! Collects issues #1-#6 of the miniseries.

•Â Fan-favorite artist Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Molly Danger)!

“Highly entertaining and an excellent addition to the Terminator saga.”-SciFi Pulse



STRACZYNSKI ENDS IT ALL!

Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #12 (of 12)

J. Michael Straczynski (W), Pete Woods (A/Cover), and Matt Wilson (C)

On sale Dec 3

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

This is it! With John Connor’s fate now sealed and Skynet taken over by the psychotic intelligence of Thomas Parnell, has humanity reached its final hour?

• Celebrate 30 years of The Terminator!

“Straczynski and Woods are on a roll and they show absolutely no sign of stopping or slowing anytime soon.”-Comic Bastards

“Without a doubt it easily comes recommended.”-Unleash the Fanboy



Tomb Raider #11

Gail Simone (W), Rhianna Pratchett (W), Nicolás Daniel Selma (P), Juan Gedeon (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Dan Scott (Cover)

On sale Dec 24

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

The newest addition to the Tomb Raider saga, cowritten by Gail Simone and Rhianna Pratchett!

Lara’s risking her life to reveal a terrifying secret-however, while she’s globetrotting, things aren’t right at home. What price must Lara pay to learn the truth?

• The classic character reimagined!

• The events of the comic will lead into the Tomb Raider sequel!



CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF USAGI YOJIMBO!

The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 2 TP & Ltd. HC

Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)

On sale Feb 25

FC, 672 pages

$24.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

On sale Feb 25

FC, 672 pages

$79.99

Ltd. HC, 7″ x 10″

The rabbit ronin’s adventures hit an early peak in this deluxe compilation featuring Usagi’s first encounters with the Lord of Owls, Inspector Ishida, and more, and Grasscutter, the grandest Usagi tale to date! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume 3 #7-#30 and UY: Green Persimmon!

• Nearly 700 pages of Stan Sakai’s enduring samurai masterpiece!

• Includes the Eisner Award-winning Grasscutter epic!

• Full-color cover gallery.

• Also available in a limited hardcover of 900 signed copies.



The BIGGEST cliffhanger of all time!

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #5 (of 6)

Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover) and Tom Luth (Cover colors)

On sale Dec 3

b&w, 24 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Another Martian rocket crashes into the territory of the Komori, the outlaw clan of ninja bats. Will Tomoe’s husband convince them to set aside their differences with the shogun and team up against the alien threat? Meanwhile, Lord Noriyuki reveals the astonishing secret weapon he believes will win the war-you just have to see it to believe it!

• From multiple Eisner Award-winning creator Stan Sakai!

• Celebrating Usagi’s 30th anniversary!

THE HUNT IS ON!

The World of The Witcher HC

On sale Feb 24

FC, 184 pages

$39.99

HC, 9″ x 12″Dive deep into the world of monster hunters, as prominent characters from The Witcher take you on a guided tour of the fascinating dark-fantasy adventure. This gorgeous, illustrated hardbound volume contains in-depth knowledge about the locales, the deadly beasts that inhabit them, and the lethal weapons used to put them down.

• An essential companion to The Witcher video game series!

• Contains breathtaking original art by the games’ creators!

• An ideal way to start your journey with the series.



THIS PATIENT HAS LOST HIS PATIENCE!

X #20

Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Freddie Williams II and Jeremy Colwell (Cover)

On sale Dec 10

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

The Skin Traders and their psycho leader, Dr. Heide, have tracked X to a besieged Arcadia hospital! Horrifically injured, X will have to use every dirty trick in his playbook to barbecue Pig Man and his snorting henchmen! Swierczynski and Nguyen serve up wall-to-wall action!

• The final installment of the “Flesh and Blood” arc!

“Swierczynski has hit his stride, making X one of my favourite monthly reads.”-Geeks Unleashed