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“Lady Killer,” “Groo: Friends and Foes” Arrive in Dark Horse’s January 2015 Solicitations

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Dark Horse has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for products shipping January 2015. When you’re through checking out these solicitations, be sure to visit CBR’s Indie Comics Forum and discuss these Dark Horse releases with fellow readers.

Dark Horse Solicitations – Last Six Months


#1 for $1: ElfQuest

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

On sale Jan 21

b&w, 32 pages

$1.00

One-shot

The perfect place to start the greatest fantasy story in comics history!

When a looming terror drives Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders from their forest home, the tribe embarks on a marvelous journey across a transforming landscape inhabited by a myriad of incredible creatures! Alliances are forged, enemies uncovered, and savage battles fought in this epic fantasy adventure!

• Reprints the first issue of The Original Quest!

• An ideal starting point for new readers-for only $1!


Abe Sapien #19

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

On sale Jan 14

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

In a strangely tranquil town on the Texas Gulf Coast, Abe has found a little peace. That peace is threatened by Abe’s hunch that there’s a connection between this town and a deadly threat he faced not too long ago . . .

“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


Adventures into the Unknown Archives Volume 4 HC

Various (W/A)

On sale Mar 18

FC, 216 pages

$49.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

A classic cover by Ogden Whitney sets the tone for our fourth excursion into the quirky realms found in Adventures into the Unknown! Classic monsters, convoluted crises, and ghosts of all sorts populate these entertaining Golden Age gems. Featuring a new foreword by comic-book historian and Mr. Monster creator Michael T. Gilbert! Collect issues #13-#16.

• Foreword by Michael T. Gilbert!

• Featuring work by Ogden Whitney!


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

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

On sale Jan 14

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

As a desperate scientist’s violent evolution reaches its deadly apex, an alien-and-predator battle royale erupts in the bowels of the doomed Geryon armada! Now, on a ship of killers-there can be only one survivor . . .



Angel & Faith Season 10 #10

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

On sale Jan 7

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

While Faith fights the newest breed of vampires to save Riley, she’s shocked when she discovers the identity of their illustrious leader . . . Then, in London, Angel calls in a favor to deal with Amy’s trap!

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


Angel & Faith Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 HC

Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), Phil Noto (A), Chris Samnee (A), Dan Jackson (C), Jordie Bellaire (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

On sale Mar 11

FC, 288 pages

$29.99

HC, 8″ x 12 1/4″

The death of Buffy’s mentor at Angel’s (possessed) hand has the vampire looking to make amends by bringing the Watcher back to life. Faith, rebel Slayer, is helping, if only to keep Angel from going too far. But there’s more keeping this duo’s swords ready: demon twins, Angel’s former guide Whistler, Faith’s Slayer sisters, and vampire Drusilla! Collects Angel & Faith Season 9 Volumes 1-2.

• Expanded sketchbook and deluxe oversized format.


Archie’s Pal Jughead Archives Volume 1 HC

Samm Schwartz (A), George Frese (A), and Joe Edwards (A)

On sale Mar 25

FC, 232 pages

$49.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

You know Jughead as Archie’s loyal sidekick, but wait until you see the trouble he can get up to on his own! Cheer as Jug matches wits with Archie’s rival Reggie, gasp as he tests nutty experiments with his Uncle Herman, and marvel as he eats dozens upon dozens of burgers and shakes! With twice the mischief, twice the pranks, and twenty times the food, Jughead Archives takes you to the weirder side of Riverdale, in this uproarious volume illustrated by beloved Archie artists Samm Schwartz and George Frese! Collects Jughead #1-#8 from 1949 to 1950.


Baltimore Volume 5: The Apostle and the Witch of Harju HC

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Christopher Golden (W), Peter Bergting (A), and Ben Stenbeck (A)

On sale Mar 11

FC, 144 pages

$24.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

Lord Baltimore hunts the godlike Red King, who is responsible for the vampire plague. After saving a young woman from her undead husband, Baltimore and his team of fearless vampire killers face the demonic offspring of a witch and uncover the truth about the inquisitor-turned-werewolf Judge Duvic-now more bloodthirsty than ever. Collects Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #1-#3 and The Wolf and the Apostle #1-#2.

• The adventures continue past the original novel for the first time!

“The added detail of the setting makes this series outstanding, while this new chapter promises a hell of a fight for Baltimore and his crew.”-Comic Bastards


A fiery, furious showdown!

Blade of the Immortal Volume 31: Final Curtain TP

Hiroaki Samura (W/A)

On sale Mar 25

b&w, 288 pages

$19.99

TP, 5 3/4″ x 7 1/4″

The harrowing, bone-crunching finale! Disgraced Edo officer Habaki faces the devious Anotsu in a decisive showdown, while Manji, Rin, and only a few others witness the end of an era. Rin’s quest concludes with a violent bang-then things get weirder! Hiroaki Samura’s final volume overflows with heartbreak and bloodshed!

• The final volume in Samura’s long-running manga series!

“Samura’s work will thrill you, engage you, and even horrify you like no other artist working in film or print today.”-Geof Darrow


B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #127

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

On sale Jan 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Agent Howards’s past as a prehistoric warlord gives clues to how the BPRD can kill the monster they’ve been chasing. But will Howards be able to put his knowledge to use before the whole squad gets wiped out?

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


The lead-up to Hell on Earth!

B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Volume 3 TP

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), John Arcudi (W), Guy Davis (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Mar 18

FC, 448 pages

$24.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Following the Bureau’s catastrophic encounter with the monster-god Katha-Hem, Kate heads to France with hopes of bringing Roger back to life, and Captain Daimio reveals the truth about his death in the jungles of Bolivia. Abe meets a secret society of Victorian cyborgs with ties to his origins as the frog apocalypse heats up, and Liz’s visions of the end of the world grow increasingly dire! Collects B.P.R.D.: The Universal Machine, B.P.R.D.: Garden of Souls, and B.P.R.D.: Killing Ground.




Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #11

Christos Gage (W), Nicholas Brendon (W), Megan Levens (A), Dan Jackson (C), Steve Morris (Cover), Rebekah Isaacs (Variant cover), and Georges Jeanty and Tariq Hassan (Birthday variant cover)

On sale Jan 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

With the magical side of things momentarily under control, Buffy and crew have a chance to deal with their personal lives: things heat up between Xander and Dawn, young Giles is visited by an old flame, Andrew introduces some new friends, and the Slayer is totally set for round one of speed dating! Then the bad guy shows up.

• Secrets are revealed!

• Buffy celebrates her birthday this month with a special cover by Georges Jeanty!


Captain Midnight #19

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

On sale Jan 28

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

In the heart of the jungle, as reality rips apart around them, Captain Midnight and his old sidekick Chuck Ramsey engage in a deadly grudge match! The fate of all reality rests on Cap’s shoulders as the time-displaced hero gets his first view into the mysterious “Otherspace” and must stop Chuck before another dimension comes crashing down on them.

• The climactic battle royale!

• One of Comic Book Resources’ nine titles you should be reading!


The Chronicles of Conan Volume 29: The Shape in the Shadow and Other Stories TP

Various (W/A)

On sale Mar 11

FC, 224 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

To pay his debts, Conan comes into the employ of an exiled prince who needs the barbarian’s strength and skills to reclaim his royal heritage, the Eye of Bast, a priceless jewel with a deadly secret! Plus: Marvel Comics’ origin of Conan the Barbarian! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #224-#232.

• All stories collected for the first time!


Colder: The Bad Seed #4

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

On sale Jan 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

As Boston sinks further into Swivel’s madness, Reece’s time spent trapped in the Hungry World yields to her the horrific truth of Declan’s past!

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

• From the team behind Prometheus: Fire and Stone!

“An unusual and original psychological thriller.”-Comic Book Resources


Race to the ultimate treasure!

Conan the Avenger #10

Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)

On sale Jan 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Conan pursues the fabled treasure that started him on a long and dangerous journey. However, a terrible foe also has his eyes on the prize. Can Conan beat him to it?!

“For those who enjoy a good sword-and-sandal badass feast every month, this is surely the ticket.”-Comic Bastards

“If you love adventure you’ll absolutely want this book. Recommended.”-Unleash the Fanboy


Fred Van Lente!

Conan Volume 17: Shadows over Kush HC

Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Eduardo Francisco (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

On sale Mar 4

FC, 152 pages

$24.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

Conan drinks himself into a stupor while in the city of Shumballa-until an act of thievery propels him into a witch hunt full of adventure, demons, and rebellion! Fred Van Lente writes the world’s most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #1-#6 of Dark Horse Comics’ Conan the Avenger.

“By Crom! Now this is how a Conan story should read! Conan the Avenger has everything you would expect from Robert E. Howard himself.”-Geeks of Doom


Simone and Zub pit Sonja against Conan!

Conan Red Sonja #1 (of 4)

Gail Simone (W), Jim Zub (W), Dan Panosian (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Jan 14

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Gail Simone teams with Jim Zub to bring together legendary warriors in this truly epic crossover!

In a story spanning multiple eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a dark new age in Hyborian warfare!


A Best American Comics 2013 selection!

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

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

On sale Jan 7

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Isaac and Luca’s dangerous attraction ignites, and Scare City burns. A strange destiny awaits them in the ancient ruins the exiles call Concrete Park. Concrete Park-a dark, sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear (Eraser) and Erika Alexander (Living Single)-concludes its R-E-S-P-E-C-T arc! Featuring an exclusive, print-only bonus story!

“The swagger of the characters and their surroundings just [bursts] off of the page.”-Read About Comics


The Courageous Princess Volume 1: Beyond the Hundred Kingdoms Third Edition HC

Rod Espinosa (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 11

FC, 240 pages

$19.99

HC, 6″ x 9″

Once upon a time, a greedy dragon kidnapped a beloved princess . . . But if you think she just waited around for some charming prince to rescue her, then you’re in for a surprise! Princess Mabelrose has enough brains and bravery to fend for herself!

• A third edition of Rod Espinosa’s charming tale!

• To be followed by The Courageous Princess Volume 2 in June 2015 and Volume 3 in September 2015, forming the Courageous Princess trilogy.


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’S DAN ABNETT!

Dark Ages TP

Dan Abnett (W) and I. N. J. Culbard (A/Cover)

On sale Mar 25

FC, 112 pages

$14.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

1333: The known world is locked in a holy war. As a godless mercenary company slogs across Europe in search of sustenance and coin, they encounter a demonic force born not of hell, but from beyond the stars! Collects Dark Ages #1-#4.

• From the creators of Vertigo’s The New Deadwardians!

“It demands to be read and I’ll be damned if I’m not going to push it on everyone I know.”-Bloody Disgusting


Dark Horse Presents #6

Matt Kindt (W), Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Justin Gray (W), Alex de Campi (W), Keith Champagne (W), Ed Brisson (W), Simon Roy (W/A), Scott Kolins (A/Cover), Andy Kuhn (A), Jerry Ordway (A), Leonard Kirk (A), and Brian Level (A)

On sale Jan 21

FC, 48 pages

$4.99

Ongoing

Matt Kindt and Scott Kolins deliver an exciting prologue to their new superhero science-fiction series PastAways, in which the team shows up in the present for the first time! Dig into a short story featuring Simon Roy’s Paleolithic shaman detective Tiger Lung-then buy the hardcover collection of Tiger Lung this month!

Check out Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway’s Semiautomagic; Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn’s Wrestling with Demons; and Peter Tomasi and Keith Champagne’s The Mighty, written by Champagne, with art by Leonard Kirk! Plus, read another Ed Brisson Murder Book story, featuring art from Brian Level!

Won the 2014 Best Anthology Eisner and Harvey Award-for the third year running!


The complete saga in print for the first time!

The Dead Rider TP

Kevin Ferrara (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 4

FC, 112 pages

$14.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

In legend a ghostly outlaw shrouded in mystery, the Dead Rider is in reality a corpse turned living dead by the sinister Bog Witch. With the law closing in, the Rider sets in motion a desperate plan to destroy the witch forever and regain his soul! Collects Dead Rider #1-#2 and a brand-new conclusion!

• Gorgeous artwork in the best Wrightson-Frazetta tradition!

“Absolutely top-notch in presentation, and . . . worth a look to fans of classic horror comics.”-IGN


From the writers of Star Wars: Legacy!

Deep Gravity TP

Gabriel Hardman (W/Cover), Corinna Bechko (W), Mike Richardson (W), Fernando Baldó (A), and Nick Filardi (C)

On sale Mar 11

FC, 104 pages

$14.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

He didn’t get onto the most lucrative interstellar mission for the money-Paxon came to be reunited with the woman he loves. But his high-stakes journey takes him to a savage world full of the galaxy’s most dangerous game, where the gravity can turn your bones to powder. And the reunion isn’t all he’d hoped for, when they find themselves on a ruined vessel in a deteriorating orbit above the planet, trapped with their own alien prey on the loose. Collects Deep Gravity #1-#4.

• If the crash doesn’t kill him, the aliens will!

“A fun and refreshing read.”-IGN

“Fans of space operas will fall in love instantly.”-Adventures in Poor Taste


Demo TP

Brian Wood (W/Cover) and Becky Cloonan (A/Cover)

On sale Mar 25

FC, 464 pages

$24.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

It’s hard enough being a teenager. Now try being a teenager with powers. Demo chronicles the lives of young people who are on their separate journeys to self-discovery in a world-just like our own-where being different is feared.

• Collects volumes 1 and 2 of the indie classic Demo.

• New York Times bestseller Brian Wood and Eisner-winning artist Becky Cloonan!


Dragon Age: Inquisition Playing Cards

On sale Dec 17

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

$6.99

Dragon Age: Inquisition, the epic role-playing series from BioWare, includes beautiful vistas and incredible possibilities with an unparalleled story set in a vast, changeable landscape. When this highly anticipated game is released, fans will find a more challenging game awaits them. The creative team behind the Dragon Age: Inquisition game has provided us with beautiful artwork to create an impressive deck of cards.


ElfQuest: The Final Quest #7

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

On sale Jan 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

The powerful psychic Sunstream assumes the role of his race’s “link” to all elves, galvanizing the World of Two Moons’ secretive tribes. The Wolfriders seek guidance as Cutter, Leetah, and Skywise struggle to adjust. Unexpected relationships form, new journeys begin, a dire threat surfaces, and a beloved tribemate makes a shocking choice.

• Brand-new art and adventures!

“ElfQuest is just one of those stories that you never want to end. It’s so visually pleasing.”-Comic Bastards


Emily and the Strangers Volume 2: Breaking the Record HC

Rob Reger (W), Mariah Huehner (W), Cat Farris (A/C/Cover), and Buzz Parker (Cover)

On sale Mar 4

FC, 88 pages

$12.99

HC, 6″ x 9″

Emily-and her new band, the Strangers-won the battle of the bands and received a record contract with Awesomely Awesome Records, but can the girl who just figured out how to get along with her friends manage dealing with a major corporation? And what’s the deal with the legions of stray cats around town? Collects Emily and the Strangers: Breaking the Record #1-#3.

“This is the Emily we’ve all been waiting for: a female lead who is young, clever, ambitious, as mad as a box of cats, and unwilling to take guff from anyone. 9.1/10.”-IGN


Empowered Unchained Volume 1 TP

Adam Warren (W/P/Cover), Emily Warren (A/C), Ryan Kinnaird (A/C), John Staton (A), Takeshi Miyazawa (A), Brandon Graham (A/C), GURU eFX (C), and Rob Porter (Cover)

On sale Mar 25

FC, 208 pages

$19.99

TP, 6 1/2″ x 9″

With every Empowered Special collected under one vast roof, Empowered Unchained sprays a shrapnel salvo of sizzling superhero satire, written by the almighty Adam Warren and illustrated by Warren and comicdom’s most feared makers of pictures heroic! Featuring grave-robbing supervillains! Broom-swinging vigilantes! Slutty cyberangels! Animal crimebots! Boozy ninja! Angry spaceships! And more!

• Over 100,000 copies of Empowered volumes in print!

“Adam Warren continues to beat the odds and persists in getting better and better with his spicy superhero romp.”-Popdose

“The short and skinny is that this is a book that is silly and fun on the surface, but has a lot more working for it underneath.”-Florida Geek Scene


A UNIVERSE OF OPPORTUNITY AWAITS!

EVE: Universe-The Art of New Eden HC

CCP Games (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 25

FC, 184 pages

$39.99

HC, 9″ x 12″

Revealing over a decade of images created during the development of EVE Online, DUST 514, and EVE: Valkyrie, this is the ultimate look at the most massive and dynamic universe in video games!

Created in close collaboration with the developers behind each game, this gorgeous full-color hardcover immerses readers in New Eden through hundreds of stunning, never-before-seen pieces of art. With in-depth commentary by CCP throughout, this is a must-have for any fan of science fiction, video games, or jaw-dropping visuals!

• A beautifully designed art book showcasing one of gaming’s most massive, dynamic universes across three different games!

• The upcoming EVE: Valkyrie is one of the most hotly anticipated video game releases!


Father’s Day #4 (of 4)

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

On sale Jan 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Silas Smith may have renounced his life of violence, but his life of violence never renounced him. And now, with his long-estranged daughter held hostage by his former mob employers to ensure his return, Silas plans to give them exactly what they want-and everything they deserve!

• An action-packed crime thriller written by Mike Richardson (The Secret, The Atomic Legion, 47 Ronin).


Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Stein

On sale March 11

22-oz. white stein

$19.99

One of the most iconic images of the fantasy genre is Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer. Death Dealer has long been regarded as one of Frazetta’s most powerful and brilliant pieces. This menacing warrior is represented in brilliant color and fine detail on this 22-oz. white stein. This stein comes in a full-color box and is dishwasher and microwave safe.






Game of Thrones

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. This month we’ve also added a brand new magnetic bookmark set, a mug, and a patch to our line.

Hodor and Bran Figure

On sale Apr 15

9″ Figure

$39.99

Hodor has emerged as a fan favorite in Game of Thrones, carrying Bran Stark on his back. This special “double figure” is larger than others in the line, measuring a Hodor-sized nine inches, including the base.

Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish Figure

On sale Apr 15

8″ Figure

$24.99

Lord Petyr Baelish, better known as Littlefinger, is the master of coin on King Robert’s Small Council. He wears a mockingbird pin as his personal crest.

Game of Thrones Mug: Martell

On sale Mar 11

$12.99

Game of Thrones Magnetic Bookmark Set #2

On sale Jan 21

$6.99

Game of Thrones Patch: Martell

On sale Dec 17

$4.99


Ghost #11

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

On sale Jan 7

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing
Ghost’s fight against Chicago’s criminal and supernatural threats has backfired, taking the life of one of her only friends. As her remaining allies struggle to piece their shattered world back together, Elisa’s impulsive decisions send her on a reckless trajectory of revenge!

“Kudos, gentlemen and ladies of this . . . resurrection.”-Big Comic Page

“It easily earns the right to be highly recommended.”-Unleash the Fanboy


ROAD RAGE!

The Ghost Fleet #3

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

On sale Jan 7

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

For the first time in its history, the Ghost Fleet has lost a shipment . . . in an explosive hijacking! But can Trace, blinded by vengeance, even comprehend the payload he’s hauling? Can Director Ward do anything to stop his former friend? Their fates will be sealed on a lonely roadside . . .


Superfly Superspy!

Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #3 (of 8)

Alex de Campi (W), Afua Richardson (A), and Francesco Francavilla (Cover)

On sale Jan 14

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

It had to happen! Grindhouse goes blaxploitation! When the US has trouble overseas, it sends the Bureau of Organized Terrorism Intervention’s top agent: Lady Danger. But when the Bulletproof Bae falls afoul of a Thai drug lord with ties to the CIA, of course the established US security agencies will help the upstart, mostly black BOOTI defend itself, right? Right?!

• Alex de Campi (Smoke/Ashes, Lady Zorro) brings the noise!

• Superstar cover artist Francesco Francavilla!

• Every two issues of Grindhouse tell a complete story!


2015: THE YEAR OF GROO!

Groo: Friends and Foes #1

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

On sale Jan 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Each month of this yearlong series, Groo and his faithful pooch, Rufferto, encounter a different acquaintance–or enemy–with the usual dire consequences! In #1, Groo crosses paths with Captain Ahax, the seaman with the world record for most ships sunk by the all-time stupidest character in comics! Brought to you by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier!

• Eisner-winning letterer Stan Sakai and colorist Tom Luth round out this all-start team!

“[Aragones’s] style is so established, cartoony, and consistent that there’s never a doubt that you’ll get anything but pure magic out of him.” -Multiversity Comics


Halo: Escalation #14

Duffy Boudreau (W), Sergio Ariño (P), Juan Castro (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Jean-Sebastien Rossbach (Cover)

On sale Jan 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

The brilliant but obsessed Dr. Catherine Halsey has allied herself with fanatical Covenant commander Jul ‘Mdama . . . and now a deadly reckoning awaits the UNSC Infinity. The thrilling sequel to Halo 4’s Spartan Ops continues in this four-part story by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre, Bloodshot), and Sergio Ariño (Ms. Marvel)!

• An essential addition to the Halo canon!

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


Alex Maleev returns to Dark Horse!

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #2 (of 5)

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

On sale Jan 7

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

In Brazil, Hellboy and a small group of BPRD agents investigate gruesome and bizarre murders happening in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress, but what they uncover is more terrifying than they imagined.

“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


Itty Bitty Comics: The Mask #3

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

On sale Jan 14

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

After the fiasco in the zoo, the mayor tries on the Mask! Now as Mayor Mask paints the town green, the once-quiet burg suddenly becomes the most exciting and crazy place on the planet! Find out how it feels to have the Mask running things! Fun! Crazy! And a little scary! 

• All-ages mayhem!

“The art is fantastic, which is pretty much what you’d expect from Art Baltazar.”-Comic Book Resources


Betty Draper meets Hannibal!

Lady Killer #1 (of 5)

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

On sale Jan 7

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother-but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.

• New original series by Joëlle Jones!

• Dark comedy, gritty action, and killer laughs!

“[Jones] varies her style to suit the mood of each piece, and the results can be spellbinding.”-Powell’s Books


THE LAST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE!

Mind Mgmt #30

Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)

On sale Jan 28

FC, 24 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Finally, the true history of the enigmatic Eraser is revealed-and her shocking past will ignite everything in the present. The final war is here!

• Nominated for two 2014 Harvey Awards!

• New York Times bestseller!

“Month after month, Matt Kindt breaks all pre-conceived notions of what comic books are.”-IGN


Murder Book TP

Ed Brisson (W), Simon Roy (A), Vic Malhotra (A), Michael Walsh (A/Cover), Johnnie Christmas (A), Jason Copland (A), Declan Shalvey (A), Brian Level (A), JD Faith (A), and Damian Couceiro (A)

On sale Mar 18

b&w, 168 pages

$17.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

A term used by detectives, murder book refers to the case file on a homicide, chronicling the life of a case from murder to arrest. The graphic novel anthology Murder Book collects gritty and unrelenting crime comics by Ed Brisson (Sheltered, The Field, Sons of Anarchy) that chronicle the demise of the immoral and the innocent alike.

• An essential for crime and noir fans.

• The twisted mind behind Comeback, Sheltered, and The Field delves darker into the depths of depravity!

• Features a brand-new cover from Secret Avengers’ Michael Walsh!


Kazuo Koike!

New Lone Wolf & Cub Volume 4 TP

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

On sale Mar 4

b&w, 208 pages

$13.99

TP, 5″ x 7″

Tōgō Shigekata and the Lone Wolf’s son set out to kill a traitor-and the shōgun who commands him! Hunted by shogunate riflemen, Tōgō and Daigoro find an unexpected ally in a notorious highwayman, but can the brigand be trusted? And can they escape even deadlier pursuers, the ushikudonki ninja?

• Written by Lone Wolf and Cub creator Kazuo Koike!

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

“[New Lone Wolf & Cub] still has the samurai drama feel of the original.”-Review Fix


America’s longest-running manga series!

Oh My Goddess! Volume 47 TP

Kosuke Fujishima (W/A/Cover)

On sale Mar 11

b&w, 168 pages

$12.99

TP, 5″  x 7 1/4″ 

Belldandy’s father Tyr has demanded a miracle from a mortal: to win the hand of Tyr’s divine daughter in marriage, Keiichi has five minutes to reach her . . . by racing his bike over an unearthly course where failure means the end for a mere fragile human! But if Keiichi Morisato were an ordinary man, he wouldn’t have already won the extraordinary love of the goddess Belldandy . . .

• America’s longest-running manga series!

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

• The penultimate volume!


Explore Obsidian’s masterpiece!

Pillars of Eternity Guidebook Volume One HC

Obsidian Entertainment (W)

On sale Mar 11

FC, 120 pages

$19.99

HC, 8 1/2″ x 11″
Packed with never-before-seen art and in-depth lore, this is the definitive exploration of the acclaimed new video game from Obsidian Entertainment!

Having broken records with its hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, Pillars of Eternity mixes modern technology with the beloved traditions of role-playing games, introducing a breathtaking new fantasy world. Every monster, every faction, every deity, and everything in between is covered within the pages of this tome, all accompanied by luscious illustrations.

• Pillars of Eternity raised over 4 million dollars through crowdsourcing!

• Tons of art and lore from the acclaimed game!

• The godfathers of the RPG create their masterpiece!


Pop TP

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

On sale Mar 25

FC, 104 pages

$14.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

What if the world’s pop stars and celebrities were literally products, grown by the world’s wealthiest (i.e., most depraved) minds-and one of them escaped? Collects the four-issue miniseries.

“Jason Copland’s artwork along with Pete Toms’s colors fit this story perfectly. The style Copland uses and the colors that Toms chooses give this a very pop art feel.” -Big Comic Page


PREDATOR VS. ENGINEER!

Predator: Fire and Stone #4 (of 4)

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

On sale Jan 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Miniseries

As the Predator sets out on his greatest hunt, Galgo must decide if atoning for his past sins is worth the ultimate sacrifice!

• The ultimate game is revealed in the heart-stopping climax!

• From the artist of Five Ghosts!

• Sets up Kelly Sue DeConnick’s epic, oversized special, Prometheus: Fire and Stone-Omega!


Reflections TP

David Mack (W/A)

On sale Mar 18

FC, 320 pages

$24.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Collecting Marvel’s Reflections series from multiple-Eisner-nominated creator David Mack.  This format shows off to full effect this gorgeous collection of Daredevil, Alias, and Kabuki cover paintings, drawings, and step-by-step art processes.

Readers have been waiting for an art-book collection of Mack’s work for years, and this volume delivers with loads of extras!

• Never-before-seen art, new paintings, and more!


Resurrectionists #3

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

On sale Jan 14

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

The Maker must be unlocked . . . In order for Jericho Way to call upon the memories and abilities of his past lives, one of his fellow Resurrectionists must kill him. Kinda. Almost. As long as he doesn’t permanently die in the process. Once he’s near-death experienced, he can use the knowledge he’s gathered over millennia of lifetimes. But with that knowledge comes grave danger-the Sojourn Corporation is now hot on his heels!

• Ongoing series from New York Times bestseller Fred Van Lente (Archer and Armstrong)!


Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #10

Alex de Campi (W), John Ostrander (W), Ron Marz (W), Doug Moench (W), John Bolton (A), Richard Clark (A), Marc Laming (A), and Benjamin Carre (Cover)

On sale Mar 25

FC, 80 pages

$7.99

Ongoing

This issue is packed from cover to cover with stories by some of comics’ greatest creators. Ron Marz teams up with Richard Clark to tell a thrilling tale of human sacrifice and swift justice starring Solomon Kane. Alex de Campi and Marc Laming adapt Howard’s famed fable “The Dark Man,” and John Ostrander pens a brand-new story starring the Cimmerian swordsman Conan! Plus we reprint the timeless Kull tale “Demon in a Silvered Glass” by Doug Moench and John Bolton!

• All-star writers Alex de Campi, John Ostrander, Ron Marz, and Doug Moench!


Collects the complete Dark Horse Comics Shaolin Cowboy series!

The Shaolin Cowboy HC

Geof Darrow (W/A/Cover) and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Mar 4

FC, 144 pages

$19.99

HC, 7 1/2″ x 11 1/2″

“A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION, A LITTLE MORE ACTION!!”-Elvis

The Saga of one man’s fight against The Walking Dead as you’ve never seen it before!

The action never lets up as a chainsaw of events pits the comic world’s favorite Shaolin Cowboy against a legion of gourmets from the fourth level of hell, intent on turning America’s finest youth into an endless Shemp buffet.

Strap on your six-guns, gas up your chainsaw, and hang on, ‘cuz you aren’t in Downton Abbey anymore.

• Featuring bonus material not available before in stores.


Now a hit TV show on FX!

The Strain: The Night Eternal #5

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

On sale Jan 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

A game-changing rescue mission is underway as our heroes storm the veritable slaughterhouse Camp Liberty, in search of Dr. Nora Martinez!

• Continues the story of the critically acclaimed comic The Strain!

“Strongly written, [thought] provoking, and strikingly illustrated, this is a must read for all.”-Big Comic Page


NEW ONGOING FROM TIM SEELEY!

Sundowners #6

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

On sale Jan 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

Interdimensional invasion or epic freak-out? The Sundowners confront the Illuminatrix, as Dr. Shrejic dons a mask of his own. The madness-inducing, action-packed conclusion to the first arc, as cosmic horror meets real superheroics!

“I’m highly anticipating the next issue, and to see what sort of strange and creepy rabbit hole the title goes down next!” -Comics Bulletin


J. Michael Straczynski!

Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle Volume 2 TP

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

On sale Mar 25

FC, 152 pages

$19.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

The war’s last day is here, as psychopath Thomas Parnell’s control of the Terminator army threatens to crush both sides! Only John Connor stands against the killer-until Skynet sends an unexpected offer of parley. But with Connor’s foretold death nearing, is it too late?! Collects Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #7-#12!

“This should be a guidebook on how to write an original story while preserving all that’s gone before.”-SciFiPulse

“As a fan of the Terminator franchise, this comic has been a keeper and a reader all the way.”-Comic Bastards


Kubert and Nizzi’s Tex!

Tex: The Lonesome Rider HC

Claudio Nizzi (W) and Joe Kubert (A)

On sale Mar 11

FC, 240 pages

$49.99

HC, 7″ x 10″

American icon Joe Kubert and Italian writer Claudio Nizzi collaborated on Tex: The Lonesome Rider at the turn of the new century-and this standalone graphic novel is now available to a wider English-language audience! Tex tracks four ruthless killers who have massacred a peaceful farming family, using his ranger’s ingenuity and brute force when needed!

• Joe Kubert’s rarely seen western masterpiece!

• First US release of this modern classic!


GAIL SIMONE WRITES LARA CROFT!

Tomb Raider #12

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

On sale Jan 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.50

Ongoing

As Lara’s journey continues she finds herself in a deadly showdown against a sinister killer. If Lara can’t finish what she started she’ll lose more than her life, as the final chapter of this pulse-pounding arc comes to a close!

• The official continuation of Lara Croft’s story!

• The Tomb Raider video game has sold over 6 million copies!

• Cover by the game’s art director!


SOMEONE WILL DIE!

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #6 (of 6)

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

On sale Jan 7

b&w, 24 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

If you saw the last page of the previous issue (and if not, why didn’t you?!), you’ll know that this just might be the most eagerly anticipated Usagi comic of all time! Prepare yourself for the final, titanic battle to decide the fate of Usagi’s world! You will surely cry, but will they be tears of sorrow, of joy . . . or both?

Whatever you do, do not miss this issue!


MARKED FOR DEATH!

X #21

Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Rafael Albuquerque (Cover)

On sale Jan 14

FC, 32 pages

$2.99

Ongoing

The last time the Archon showed up in Arcadia, it was to deliver the beating of X’s life. X vowed that if the Archon ever showed his face in his city again, it would be for the last time. So when an enigmatic masked man arrives in town sniffing around for information on the Archon, he gains X’s full attention, whether he wants it or not!

Be here for the first issue of the Marked for Death saga that starts in X and concludes in Captain Midnight!

January

X #21: Marked for Death Part 1 Chapter 1

February

X #22: Marked for Death Part 1 Chapter 2

March

Captain Midnight #21: Marked for Death Part 2 Chapter 1

April

Captain Midnight #22: Marked for Death Part 2 Chapter 2

May

Captain Midnight #23: Marked for Death Part 2

Chapter 3

June

Captain Midnight #24: Marked for Death Part 2 Chapter 4