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“Hellboy Winter Special” & More in Dark Horse Comics’ January 2016 Solicitations

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



“Santiago Caruso’s work is both magnificent and macabre.”-Juxtapoz magazine

Abe Sapien #30

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

On sale Jan 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Gallery artist Santiago Caruso presents the history of Western occultism as seen through the life story of a nineteenth-century necromancer who’s been to Hell and back and is possessed of a single goal-ensuring his place at the end of the world, standing side by side with the devil himself.

• Standalone issue!



Adam.3: S.E.E.D.S. TP

Scott Kolins (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 9

FC, 128 pages

$19.99

TP, 10″ x 7″

On a futuristic island paradise populated by talking animals and monitored by orbiting control satellites, the peaceful lives of Adam and his wife Skye are troubled by growing tension between Adam and his son, Beo. The situation goes from bad to worse when an alien invader infects the animals-turning them into aliens themselves. When Beo is captured, Adam must battle his transformed animal friends to save his son-and their island home! Collects Adam.3 #1-#5.

• Published in special “widescreen” format!

“Not only is Adam.3 ambitious and beautiful-it is revolutionary as well.”-Comics Bulletin



“Kiernan is the poet and the bard of the wasted and the lost.”-Neil Gaiman

Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #2 (of 5)

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

On sale Jan 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Our deadly, psychotic, bloodthirsty hero is dead. Who will save us now?

Maisie makes a meager living conning the bereaved, even as she still mourns the loss of her friend and lover Dancy. But a pair of twisted bounty-hunting twins are planning to enact a mysterious occult ritual, and Maisie may soon find herself confronting a ghost from her own past.

• Winner of the Bram Stoker Award!

“Raw and powerful, the characters are dynamic, with brilliant artwork.”-Bloody Disgusting




Angel & Faith Season 10 #22

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

On sale Jan 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Faith faces off against Drusilla in a grudge match that could level Magic Town as Angel attempts to withstand Archaeus’s power over him. Meanwhile, a mysterious statue-a magical relic of great power-has been obtained by the Big Bad. What does Archaeus have planned for his new toy?

• The final arc of Angel & Faith Season 10.

“I fall in love with these characters every time a new issue comes out.”-SciFiPulse



Angel & Faith Season 10 Volume 4: A Little More Than Kin TP

Victor Gischler (W), Cliff Richards (A), Will Conrad (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Scott Fischer (Cover)

On sale Mar 9

FC, 136 pages

$18.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

While Angel is stateside, Faith and Fred are tasked with investigating missing students from a local prep school. Attaining gainful employment at St. Cuthbert’s Preparatory School, the girls discover a growing teenage-vampire population. Angel returns to London in the midst of the vampire threat-but he hasn’t returned alone, and he, Faith, and Fred suddenly have double the trouble! Collects Angel & Faith Season 10 #16-#20.



The Art of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End HC

Evan Shannon (W), and Naughty Dog (A/Cover)

On sale Mar 8

FC, 176 pages

$39.99

HC, 9″ x 12″

Journey alongside Nathan Drake once again, as Naughty Dog and Dark Horse Books team up to bring you this comprehensive and breathtaking exploration into Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End! Numerous never-before-seen designs and concept art accompanied by commentary from the developers give you behind-the-scenes access to the creation of this gaming masterwork.

• Filled with never-before-seen art from the creators of the game!

• The essential companion to the Uncharted franchise’s newest installment!

• Commentary by Naughty Dog creators throughout!



Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 3 TP

Osamu Tezuka (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 23
b&w, 688 pages

$19.99

TP, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

Stranded in the twentieth century, Astro Boy must save Earth from a voracious Martian fungus-and save the intelligent organism from the hydrogen bomb! From Osamu Tezuka, “the Walt Disney of Japan,” Astro Boy is all-ages adventure, loaded with humor and heart! Collects three stories from Astro Boy volume 7 and all of volume 8 and volume 9.



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

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

On sale Mar 30

FC, 80 pages

$10.99

TP, 6″ x 9″

Children are disappearing in the Fire Nation capital! Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything in their power to save them-but will it be enough?

And worse, when Azula-the mad sister of Fire Lord Zuko-appears on the scene, Zuko locks down the city to catch her, igniting fear and riots in the streets! Will Zuko follow in his evil father’s footsteps in order to save those he holds dear?

• The official continuation of Airbender from its creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko!



Barb Wire #7

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

On sale Jan 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Shady federal agents have tasked bounty hunter Barb Wire with tracking down and delivering her former associate Avram Roman, or she’ll face dire consequences. With little choice but compliance, Barb learns that her former ally is not the man she remembers . . . if indeed he is a man at all!

“Barb Wire is bold and fast-paced.”-Comic Book Resources

“Not a series you should sleep on.”-Geeked Out Nation



B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #139

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

On sale Jan 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

The battle between the BPRD and the Black Flame rages on! As the team in Denver tries to take down the enemy from afar, Liz and Johann are out to end the fight against the Black Flame before he destroys New York City.

“I’m a B.P.R.D. supporter forever.” -ComicWow!




Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #23

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

On sale Jan 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

The Sculptor makes a tempting offer to Andrew that requires a smidgen of Buffy betrayal. But the potential gains seem too good to pass up. Will Andrew go evil, or will Buffy need to keep the former ne’er-do-well in check to ease the tension among the Scoobies?

• Issue #23 variant cover connets with issue #24 variant cover!



WRITTEN BY COMICS VETERAN LARRY HAMA!

Call of Duty: Black Ops III #3 (of 6)

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

On sale Jan 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Intel links enemy agent the Red Witch to a local warlord in Mogadishu, Somalia . . . To take them out, Taylor, Hendricks, and the team will have to blow through a heavy fortress surrounded by fanatical guards. Bullets fly in the official prequel to the upcoming game Call of Duty®: Black Ops III!



The Chronicles of Conan Volume 31: Empire of the Undead and Other Stories TP

Roy Thomas (W), Gary Hartle (P), Mike Docherty (P), Mike DeCarlo (I), Ernie Chan (I), Gerry Talaoc (I), Nel Yomtov (C), and Todd McFarlane and Scott Williams (Cover)

On sale Mar 16

FC, 224 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Escaping prison in Koth by crawling deep beneath its flaming mountains, Conan and his comrades enter a far deadlier realm. Here is an ancient kingdom of fire, ash, and the undead, commanded by Varnae, First Lord of Vampires! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #241-#249.

• All stories collected for the first time!



The final issue!

Colder: Toss the Bones #5 (of 5)

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

On sale Jan 27

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Nimble Jack’s ravenous appetite for insanity has left Declan’s temperature at a dangerous low. Now Reece must face the terror of madness unarmed and alone. The disturbing conclusion to Colder: Toss the Bones!

“This is the best series on the stands right now. Not reading it would be insane.”-IGN



Conan the Avenger #22

Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

On sale Jan 27

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

He’s been defeated, crucified, and left to die in the desert-and now, Conan faces still another fearsome trial when he must prove his worth among the hostile Zuagir tribesmen. In Conan’s mission to retake the city from a traitorous false queen, is the cruel Zuagir chieftain friend or foe?

• The final arc of Conan the Avenger continues!



Conan Volume 19: Xuthal of the Dusk HC

Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Guiu Vilanova (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Eric Powell (Cover)

On sale Mar 2

FC, 176 pages

$24.99
HC, 7″ x 10″

Conan and the former slave girl Natala dare to enter the city of Xuthal, where a mysterious horror waits in the shadows! Then, Conan fights a deadly duel as Janissa the Widowmaker makes her triumphant return! This enthralling volume collects issues #13-#19 of the Conan the Avenger series.

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



“Equal parts social sim, murder mystery and courtroom thriller.”-Polygon

Danganronpa: The Animation Volume 1 TP

Takashi Tsukimi (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 16

b&w, 192 pages

$12.99

TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

Each year, the elite Hope’s Peak Academy selects only the most gifted and talented students to enroll . . . plus one ordinary student, chosen by lottery. Makoto Naegi was that lucky person-or so he thought! When he shows up for class, he finds the elite students are a bizarre cast of oddballs under the ruthless authority of a robot teddy bear principal, Monokuma. The bear lays down the school rules: the only way out of Hope’s Peak is to not only murder another student . . . but get away with it, as every murder is followed by a tribunal where the surviving students cross-examine each other!

• Inspired by the video game series for PSP, released through NIS America.

• Based on the anime TV show, released in 2015 through Funimation.



Eisner, Harvey, and Stumptown Award winner!

Dark Horse Presents #18

Rich Woodall (W), Dennis Calero (W/A), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Shawn Aldridge (W), Barbara Randall Kesel (W), David Chelsea (W/A), Paul Levitz (W), Craig Rousseau (A/Cover), Julius Gopez (A), Marc Olivent (A), and Tim Hamilton (A)

On sale Jan 20

FC, 56 pages

$4.99

Ongoing

The next chapter of Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl begins here! A paranormal podcaster deals with a personal possession in Barbara Randall Kesel and Marc Olivent’s Sundown Crossroads!

This issue also features new chapters of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, and Dennis Calero’s The Suit!

Shawn Aldridge and Julius Gopez’s Last Act and David Chelsea’s Sandy and Mandy conclude!



Dead Vengeance #4 (of 4)

Bill Morrison (W/Cover), Tone Rodriguez (P), Keith Champagne (I), and Carlos Badilla (C)

On sale Jan 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

When John Doe uncovers the conspiracy that led to his untimely demise, he comes face to face with his betrayers as he squares off against the villainous Purple Gang!

• The thrilling conclusion!

• A noir horror story by Bill Morrison (The Simpsons)!



Dragon Age: Inquisition Playing Cards-Series Two

On sale Dec 9

Deck of 52 cards plus 2 jokers on high-quality, linen-finish playing cards in special foil-embossed box

$6.99

Dark Horse proudly releases a second deck of playing cards featuring artwork from Dragon Age: Inquisition, the epic role-playing series from BioWare.

The creative team behind the Dragon Age: Inquisition game have provided us with beautiful artwork from the tarot card deck that was included in the limited edition Inquisitor’s box to create the second deck in this series of playing cards.



Greg Rucka!

Dragon Age: Magekiller #2 (of 5)

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

On sale Jan 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

The ruler of Tevinter has cornered Marius and Tessa into eliminating four high-profile mages within the capital. Yet the closer they come to completing their task, the closer they themselves are drawn toward death!

• The beginning of a new adventure set in the world of Thedas!



FOREWORD BY STEVEN SPIELBERG!

The EC Archives: Shock SuspenStories Volume 1 HC

Bill Gaines (W), Al Feldstein (W/A), Jerry De Fuccio (W), Jack Kamen (A), Jack Davis (A), Joe Orlando (A), Graham Ingels (A), and Wally Wood (A/Cover)

On sale Mar 16

FC, 216 pages

$49.99

HC, 8 3/16″ x 11″

This beautiful hardcover reprints the first six complete issues of the pulp-comic classic Shock SuspenStories! Featuring the titanic artistic talents of Al Feldstein, Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels, and Wally Wood, with a foreword by Steven Spielberg! Collects issues #1-#6 in full color!



Brand-new arc!

ElfQuest: The Final Quest #13

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

On sale Jan 27

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

A raid by Djunslander war men on a humble village near the Wavedancers’ waters brings down Rayek’s wrath. Ember steps in to lead the Wolfriders in her father’s bewildering absence, but what of her own distant tribemates? What of Cutter’s loved ones, desperate to find him? And what of Cutter himself, torn by his own terrible truth?

• Brand-new ElfQuest adventures!

“Everything about it screams fantasy and wonder. So if anything, the illustrations could easily win me over alone.”-Comic Bastards



EVE: Valkyrie #4 (of 4)

Brian Wood (W), Eduardo Francisco (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Börkur Eiríksson (Cover)

On sale Jan 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Brian Wood concludes the series leading into EVE: Valkyrie-a groundbreaking virtual-reality space dogfighting shooter from the creators of EVE Online.

With the enemy’s identity revealed, Rán must face a difficult choice that will affect the future of the Valkyries and all clone pilots throughout space!




Fight Club 2 #9

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

On sale Jan 27

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Tyler’s minions stow all the world’s treasures before they trigger Armageddon-or as they call it, the Tranquility Gambit. Sebastian is forced to battle his own son as he and Marla rekindle their love. But once their family is reunited, they’re all buried alive in a huge salt cavern! Things are looking grim for everyone.

“Full of more surprises than a Cracker Jack box, it’s a great expansion of an already strange universe.”-Fangoria



Game of Thrones: Varys Figure

On sale Apr 20

8.25″ tall and packaged in deluxe window box

$24.99

Varys, a cunning spymaster and manipulator, influences the intrigue and ever-shifting alliances that weave through HBO’s adaptation Game of Thrones.

Working secretly in support of Daenerys and bonding with Tyrion are part of Varys’s strategy, but he has a surprise or two left up his voluminous sleeves!



Halo: Escalation Volume 4 TP

Duffy Boudreau (W), Ian Richardson (P), Douglas Franchin (P), Denis Freitas (I), Rob Lean (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and TBD (Cover)

On sale Mar 9

FC, 144 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

An unexpected ally joins a crack team of Spartans for their most dangerous operation-a secret mission into the mysterious Forerunner site known as the Absolute Record. The Halo® saga continues in this volume collecting Halo: Escalation #19-#24 by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre, Bloodshot), Ian Richardson (Noble Causes), and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).

• An essential addition to the Halo canon!

• The start of a new arc and a great jumping-on point for new readers!



The Master Chief’s origin story!

Halo: Fall of Reach TP

Brian Reed (W), Felix Ruiz (A/Cover), and Val Staples (C)

On sale Mar 16

FC, 296 pages

$24.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

In the year 2517, humanity’s last hope is with Dr. Catherine Halsey, the SPARTAN-II program, and one six-year-old boy: John-117. Kidnapped and ruthlessly trained, John endures and rises as the leader of the Spartans: he becomes the Master Chief! These legendary heroes are entrusted with stopping the Covenant at all costs…but will their harrowing biological augmentation and unparalleled MJOLNIR armor be enough to rise to victory?

• From the lead writer of Halo 5: Guardians!

• A perfect companion for the Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series!




Chris Roberson’s and Tim Sale’s first work in the Mignolaverse!

Hellboy Winter Special One-Shot

Mike Mignola (W/Variant cover), Chris Roberson (W), Chelsea Cain (W), Scott Allie (W), Michael Walsh (A), Michael Avon Oeming (A), Tim Sale (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Jan 27

FC, 36 pages

$3.99

One-shot

Best-selling novelist Chelsea Cain writes and Michael Avon Oeming draws the first of three snowbound stories. Then Tim Sale visits Mignola’s prehistoric mythology, and in a lead-in to the upcoming issues of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953, Hellboy explores a haunted mine in the barren wastes of Wyoming.

• Mignolaverse debuts by Tim Sale (Captain America: White), Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), Chris Roberson (iZombie), and Chelsea Cain (Heartsick, One Kick)!



EISNER WINNERS ART AND FRANCO!

Itty Bitty Hellboy: The Search for the Were-Jaguar #3 (of 4)

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

On sale Jan 27

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Miniseries

The Giant Roger takes over the island! What are Hellboy and his friends to do? What’s it mean for the Were-Jaguar? Why is Lobster Johnson stuck in that tree? The BPRD have their work cut out for them!

• For fans of Tiny Titans!

• Great laughs for all ages!



Joe Golem #3 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Patric Reynolds (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

On sale Jan 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

Beneath the surface in the creature’s underwater lair, Joe Golem searches for the Drowning City’s missing children and finds more questions than answers.

• Tie-in to illustrated novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City.



King Conan: Wolves beyond the Border #2 (of 4)

Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (A/Cover), and Jose Villarrubia (C)

On sale Jan 27

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

In this expansion on Robert E. Howard’s unfinished “Wolves beyond the Border” tale, Conan leaves the protection of his kingdom in Aquilonia to return a cursed crown to Pictish tribes in the south. Hoping for a bit of adventure to clear his head, the undercover barbarian king is overwhelmed and captured!

• An adaptation of Howard’s “Wolves beyond the Border”!

• A perfect companion piece to King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon!

“King Conan is a triumph of execution that places worthwhile odds within our hero’s epic quest. Highly recommended.”-Unleash the Fanboy



“Combining the world of the West and the mythology of the East in a beautiful tapestry.”-Graphic Policy

King Tiger: Son of the Dragon TP

Randy Stradley (W), Doug Wheatley (A/Cover), and Rain Beredo (C)

On sale Mar 9

FC, 120 pages

$14.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Blood, death, and fire-the darkest magic. A monstrous secret from King Tiger’s past hunts the warrior mystic, but can Tiger’s skills and sorcery overcome a supernatural obscenity linked to his own destiny? If Tiger falls, the Dragon rises! Collects the King Tiger miniseries and stories from Blackout #1-#4.

“That detailed, almost photo-realistic cover is pretty much what Wheatley delivers in his interior pages.”-IGN



Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen #4 (of 5)

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

On sale Jan 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

The identity of Lara and Carter’s dangerous new enemy-Mr. Green-is revealed. The two adventurers use every weapon in their arsenal to stop a cult led by a madman who wants to remake the world . . . by destroying it!

• Comic book superstar Corinna Bechko writes Lara Croft’s newest adventure!



Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis #1 (of 6)

Gail Simone (W) and J. Calafiore (A/Cover)

On sale Jan 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

The Kickstarter phenomenon returns! Fan-favorite creators Gail Simone (Batgirl, Deadpool) and J. Calafiore (Secret Six, Exiles) return to the town whose citizens are hunted-not by villains, but by heroes! The survivors of Megalopolis reluctantly go back to the city-still under the control of formerly beloved superheroes turned brutal killers-on a rescue mission straight into the heart of madness. Get in on the ground floor of this critically acclaimed series and see what happens when the good guys go very, very bad.

“If this first volume is any indication, Simone and Calafiore both have a bright future, full of the guts and glory we’ve all come to love from them, in creator-owned comics. The sooner we get to see that future, the better.” -Comicosity



The Legend of Korra: Korra Statuette

On sale Feb 24

$79.99

The strong-willed Avatar Korra is beautifully captured in this majestic pose from Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra! Dark Horse is proud to bring forth this limited edition 8 1/4″ tall polyresin statuette. Sure to please Korra fans.

• Also coming soon from Dark Horse: Avatar Aang Statuette



Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword: Link Figure

On sale Jan 6

7.5″ vinyl figure

$79.99

In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, protagonist Link, hero of Skyloft, must traverse the Sealed Temple and the Gates of Time. His encounters with dragons, pirates, and fantastic creatures create an adventure that has thrilled millions of fans. Packaged in deluxe color gatefold collector packaging.



Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword: Scervo Figure

On sale Jan 6

11.5″ vinyl figure

$124.99

Scervo is a robotic, skeletal pirate who is a villain in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. He engages Link in battle on the Sandship, armed with a drill, which acts as a sword infused with electricity. Packaged in deluxe color gatefold collector packaging.



The last real man on Earth may be an android!

Lone Wolf 2100 #1 (of 4)

Eric Heisserer (W), Miguel Sepulveda (A/Cover), and Javier Mena (C)

On sale Jan 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

AD 2100: A devastating manmade plague is turning the human race into cannibalistic monsters known as the Thrall. But there is hope: young Daisy Ogami’s blood holds the secret to a cure-if Itto, her android protector, can get her to a place where it can be extracted!

• Screenwriter Eric Heisserer retools Lone Wolf 2100!



Brian Wood explores the calm before the Earth’s collapse!

The Massive: Ninth Wave #2 (of 6)

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

On sale Jan 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

From the pages of the critically acclaimed The Massive come Ninth Wave, planet Earth’s first responders! This issue tackles ecoterrorists in Canada’s old-growth forests. Reuniting the entire creative team, The Massive: Ninth Wave is six issues of pure environmental-rescue action.

• Each issue a self-contained one-shot!

• Praise for Brian Wood’s The Massive:

“A gripping read.”-IGN

“Absolutely perfect.”-ComicBook.com



Mirror’s Edge: Exordium #5

Christofer Emgård (W), Daniele Di Nicuolo (A), Davi Comodo (C), and Robert Sammelin (Cover)

On sale Jan 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

As a rebellious runner, Faith stands apart from the dead-eyed employees of corporate Cascadia . . . but even she won’t violate the runners’ code and betray a new friend. Or will she? Loyalties hang in the balance in the fast-paced prequel to February’s anticipated game Mirror’s Edgeâ„¢ Catalyst!

• A unique, futuristic universe that has captivated a whole generation of gamers!

• Leads directly into the events of the new Mirror’s Edge Catalyst game!



Misfits of Avalon Volume 2: The Ill-Made Guardian TP

Kel McDonald (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 2

b&w, 216 pages

$14.99

TP, 6″ x 9″

Smart-mouthed, modern-day teens Morgan, Elsie, Kimber, and Rae couldn’t be more different from each other. That is, until a mysterious fairy imbues them with magical powers and tasks them with capturing the sword Excalibur from King Arthur. When they fail to retrieve it after a tense battle, the girls begin to question if their quest is a noble one . . .
• Magical-girl manga with an Arthurian twist!



“Paul Tobin and Alberto Alburquerque flip the mystery/detective genre on its head.”-Newsarama

Mystery Girl #2

Paul Tobin (W), Alberto Alburquerque (A/Cover), and Marissa Louise (C)

On sale Jan 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Trine knows the answer to any question, except how she knows it. But that’s a mystery for later. The mystery for now concerns frozen mammoths in Siberia, and Trine, who never leaves London, wants to go see them herself. And close behind her is a killer who’s targeted Trine for reasons even she doesn’t know.

• A new adventure from Paul Tobin, cocreator of the Eisner-winning Bandette!



New Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 8 TP

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

On sale Mar 2

b&w, 232 pages

$13.99

TP, 5″ x 7 1/8″

The last Kurokuwa ninja has seen through Mamiya Rinzō’s conspiracy to control the shōgun with drugs. But while trying to stop the plot, she finds herself being used as a pawn in Rinzō’s final assault on rogue swordsman Tōgō Shigekata, Tōgō’s young “cub,” Daigoro-and his own renegade daughter!

• Written by Kazuo Koike!

• The Lone Wolf and Cub omnibus program is collecting the entirety of the original series in value-priced editions.



Oh My Goddess! Omnibus Book 3 TP

Kosuke Fujishima (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 30

b&w, 560 pages

$19.99

TP, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″

Strange, cute, and charming new characters are around every corner in Oh My Goddess! Omnibus Book Three! First, the blond-bombshell demoness Mara descends with a wicked plot to possess the body of Keiichi’s little sister, Megumi . . . which leads Skuld to build a new character, Mini-Banpei RX, to combat their infernal rival! Then, at a mountain resort, the ghost of a long-dead lovely maid takes form to try to get Keiichi to honor a promise his grandfather made to her, and Mara strikes back by conjuring a trio of killer ninja masters . . . ninja masters only one foot tall! Collects Oh My Goddess! Volumes 7-9.

• Larger page size, with brighter paper.

• Sixteen pages in full color!

The Paybacks #5

Donny Cates (W), Eliot Rahal (W), Geoff Shaw (A/Cover), and Lauren Affe (C)

On sale Jan 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

As the Paybacks lay a friend to rest, the biggest information leak in a generation turns superpowered jerkwad High Guard into the most dangerous man alive . . . Will our debt-ridden heroes rally to stop him? Depends . . . How much are you offering?

“The Paybacks is absolutely bloody hilarious, and it’s difficult not to be drawn in by how much fun the creators seem to be having with it.”-Big Comic Page



Plants vs. Zombies #8: Petal to the Metal

Paul Tobin (W), Ron Chan (A/Cover), and Matthew J. Rainwater (A/C)

On sale Jan 20

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

Humans in hot rods, zombies in raucous roadsters, and plants perched in radical racers! The car-filled competition for Neighborville is underway, and Crazy Dave and Dr. Zomboss are neck and neck! Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder) and Ron Chan (Star Wars, The Guild) return to deliver another hilarious zombie battle to your burg!

“Artist Ron Chan and colorist Matthew J. Rainwater [do] an excellent job of capturing the bright, cheery art style of the PvZ games and generally creating an energetic, vibrant cartoon landscape.”-IGN



Rebels #10

Brian Wood (W), Tristan Jones (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), and Tula Lotay (Cover)

On sale Jan 13

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Fifty-six thousand British redcoats fought in the American Revolution. Meet one of them-and learn his tragic ten-year story, from the Boston Massacre to Kings Mountain, South Carolina.

“There is nothing wrong with super powers and supernatural things but the break from the norm and the content of this book is refreshing.”-Comic Booked



The Rook #4 (of 4)

Steven Grant (W), Paul Gulacy (A/Cover), and Jesus Aburto (C)

On sale Jan 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

In Victorian London, Restin Dane is on the hunt for a vicious and cunning Morlock! But when the twenty-first-century time traveler crosses paths with the real-life inspiration for literature’s greatest detective, the unlikely duo uncovers a conspiracy that spans the whole of time!

• From comics masters Steven Grant and Paul Gulacy!

• The most popular series to ever be introduced in the pages of Eerie!



Snow Angel TP

David Chelsea (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 30

FC, 112 pages

$9.99

TP, 6″ x 9″

An ordinary little girl becomes a crime-fighting cherub whenever she makes an angel in the snow! This full-color, all-ages collection includes the Snow Angel stories from the acclaimed Dark Horse Presents anthology-as well as new adventures from the playful mind of creator David Chelsea (David Chelsea in Love, Sleepless and Other Stories).

• All-ages adventure from longtime New York Observer illustrator!



A balls-to-the-wall galactic road trip!

Space-Mullet!: One Gamble at a Time TP

Daniel Warren Johnson (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 16

FC, 208 pages

$17.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Ex-Space Marine Jonah and his copilot Alphius rove the galaxy, trying to get by. Drawn into one crazy adventure after another, they forge a crew of misfits into a family and face the darkest parts of the universe together. Space-Mullet! is a richly detailed, accessible sci-fi world with heartfelt characters and an unforgettable story.

• A beloved web comic finally in print!

“The best webcomic that hasn’t made it to print. Yet.”-Multiversity Comics



The Steam Man #4 (of 5)

Mark Alan Miller (W), Joe R. Lansdale (W), Piotr Kowalski (A/Cover), and Kelly Fitzpatrick (C)

On sale Jan 20

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

The battle between the Steam Man and the Dark Rider approaches its devastating climax! Swarmed by vicious Morlocks, the crew of the Steam Man must engage in brutal hand-to-hand combat, but their wiles and wits may not be up to the task of defeating the Dark Rider’s rabid thralls!

• Cowritten by Joe R. Lansdale (Cold in July) and beautifully illustrated by Piotr Kowalski (Sex).

“A crazy Wild West premise with some beautiful art.”-Bloody Disgusting



“[Cornell] writes kick-ass comic books.”-George R. R. Martin

This Damned Band #6 (of 6)

Paul Cornell (W), Tony Parker (A/Cover), and Lovern Kindzierski (C)

On sale Jan 6

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Motherfather’s 1974 world tour has been one hell of a trip-and now, as the band’s traitor stands revealed, the devil himself has come to collect his due! Get your front-row tickets to the fiendish grand finale, from Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Action Comics) and Tony Parker (Mass Effect: Foundation)!

“Right from the humorous dialogue to the beautiful artwork, Dark Horse Comics are once again onto a winner.” -We the Nerdy



Usagi Yojimbo #151

Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)

On sale Jan 20

b&w, 28 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Usagi escorts a merchant’s daughter to the town where she is betrothed to a merchant’s son. While the parents are thrilled that the union will unite the two businesses, Usagi has his work cut out for him when Koroshi, the league of assassins, is hired to see she never arrives at her destination!

“Sakai puts on a Master Class in storytelling with each issue.” -Comic Book Resources



MYTHOLOGY REVEALED!

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 HC

Matt Burns (W), Peter Lee (A), and Joseph Lacroix (A)

On sale November 4

FC, 184 pages

$39.99

HC, 9″ x 12″

Journey through an age of myth and legend, long before the Horde and the Alliance. This definitive tome reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped Azeroth. Featuring original art, this is the first in a multipart series exploring the rich lore of the Warcraft universe, from the distant past to the modern era.

• Featuring over twenty full-page illustrations by fan favorite Peter Lee!

• Must-read companion to the Warcraft series.

• Never-before-revealed secrets of the Warcraft universe!



Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra TP

Kevin Panetta (W) and Paulina Ganucheau (A/Cover)

On sale Mar 9

FC, 136 pages

$12.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

An elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters! But when an evil force infects leader Emma, she must work with her team to save herself-and the world-from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions! Collects Zodiac Starforce #1-#4.

• A brand-new creator-owned series from Kevin Panetta (Bravest Warriors) and Paulina Ganucheau (TMNT: New Animated Adventures, Bravest Warriors) for fans of Sailor Moon, Buffy, and Lumberjanes!

“Zodiac Starforce is your new favorite thing.”-The Mary Sue

“Smart, clever, interesting and pretty as all get out.”-Major Spoilers