Dark Horse Comics’ February 2018 Solicitations

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Dark Horse Solicitations - Last Six Months

Aliens Predator Prometheus AvP: Fire and Stone TPB

  • Paul Tobin (W), Chris Roberson (W), Christopher Sebela (W), Joshua Williamson (W), Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), Juan Ferreyra (A), Patric Reynolds (A), Ariel Olivetti (A), Chris Mooneyham (A), Agustin Alessio (A), John Lucas (I), Dave Stewart (C), Dan Brown (C), David Palumbo (Cover)
  • On sale Apr 11
  • FC, 416 pages • $24.99 • TPB, 7" x 10"
  • The moon of LV-223—resting place of the doomed Prometheus expedition, enigmatic source of all organic life, and nightmarish source of ultimate destruction. Now a new generation of explorers hope to uncover the mysteries of this strange and dangerous world, but what they find may lead to humanity’s undoing. First time in paperback! The full Fire and Stone story cycle in a value package!

Angel Season 11 Volume 3: Dark Reflections TPB

  • Corinna Bechko (W), Geraldo Borges (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Scott Fischer (Cover)
  • On sale Apr 4
  • FC, 112 pages • $17.99 • TPB, 7" x 10"
  • On a time-traveling mission to prevent an impending disaster, Joss Whedon’s ensouled vampire is confronted by the opportunity to challenge his very existence in the concluding arc of Season 11. Will his companions be able to convince him that changing the past is not, after all, the solution to the future? Or will Angel finally find the key in the past to the shadow over his present?
  • Collects Season 11 #9–#12.
  • “They have created a satisfying adventure for Buffy and Angel fans to get behind, but also a solid comic for comic book fans in general to enjoy.”—Comic Crusaders

B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know Volume 1 TP

  • Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Laurence Campbell (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • On sale Apr 11
  • FC, 152 pages • $19.99 • TP, 7" x 10"
  • Before they were vanquished by the B.P.R.D., Lovecraftian monsters created a Hell on Earth. As society rebuilds, strange cults vie for influence, and the demon Varvara emerges to lead the way . . . Abe Sapien returns from his self-imposed exile to rejoin Liz Sherman just in time for the Bureau to face the final threat to mankind.
  • Collects issues #1–#4.
  • “The story is gripping and the visuals create an unrelenting air of hopelessness. A compelling read for those that have been following the exploits of the B.P.R.D.” —Impulse Gamer

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth Volume 2 HC

  • Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Scott Allie (W), Tyler Crook (A), Jason LaTour (A), Max Fiumara (A), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)
  • On sale Apr 18
  • FC, 408 pages • $34.99 • HC, 7" x 10"
  • America’s monster problem explodes, society crumbles, and Liz Sherman rejoins the fight, as Nazis seek to bring Rasputin back to finish what he started when he first conjured Hellboy!
  • This deluxe hardcover edition collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth volumes 4–6, plus an expanded sketchbook section.
  • “Picking up objects in the Mignolaverse can cause horrific problems. Thankfully, picking up this book will only elicit thrills.” —SciFiPulse

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Giles #1 (of 4)

  • Joss Whedon (W), Erika Alexander (W), Jon Lam (A), Dan Jackson (C), Steve Morris (Cover), Arielle Jovellanos (Variant cover), and Jenny Frison (Ultra variant)
  • Joss Whedon! Erika Alexander!
  • On sale Feb 28
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • From Joss Whedon and Erika Alexander comes a series that returns Buffy’s Rupert Giles to high school! But this time—as a grown man living in a teenage body—Giles will be a student instead of a teacher. At an inner-city LA-area school, when a mystical influence is detected and teachers start to go missing, Giles enrolls to investigate. What he finds is more than vampires and demons; something unusual and frightening is happening here. If Giles can get through one day as a student, he’ll have a chance to find out who, what, and where—but high school is still hell, y’all.

Dept. H #23

  • Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Sharlene Kindt (C)
  • Matt Kindt!
  • On sale Feb 21
  • FC, 28 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • Mia is on her own in a final mad dash to save her life, solve her father’s murder . . . and either rescue or doom everyone she cares for.
  • “Kindt breaks all pre-conceived notions of what comic books are.”—IGN

The EC Archives: Extra! HC

  • Johnny Craig (W/A/Cover), John Severin (A), Reed Crandall (A), Marie Severin (C), and Carlos Badilla (C)
  • On sale Apr 11
  • FC, 216 pages • $49.99 • HC, 8" x 11"
  • Daring stories of cub reporters and grizzled newshounds, across the country and around the world!
  • Collecting the complete run of Extra! from the crack artistic talents of Johnny Craig, John Severin, Reed Crandall, and Marie Severin.
  • Featuring a foreword by John Arcudi.

ElfQuest: The Final Quest #24

  • Wendy Pini (W/A), Richard Pini (W), and Sonny Strait (C)
  • The grand finale!
  • On sale Feb 28
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • What words can possibly do justice to this, the grand finale to the greatest ElfQuest series of them all? Forty years in the planning and making, heroes’ journeys that were begun in the Original Quest will find their resolutions here. Fateful events set in motion last issue continue to have unstoppable consequences, as dire battles are fought on both the physical and the spiritual realms. Now decisions must be made that will affect everyone—elves and humans alike—on the World of Two Moons far into the future. Can the Great Wheel of time and history, broken so many thousands of years ago, ever be made whole again?
  • A finale forty years in the making!

Empowered & Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell #3 (of 6)

  • Adam Warren (W), Carla Speed McNeil (A/Cover), and Jenn Manley Lee (C)
  • Adam Warren!
  • On sale Feb 21
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Narrowly escaping death by music class singing competition, Empowered and Sistah Spooky hit a new low in their hellscape ordeal when they stumble into . . . THE LADIES’ ROOM! While a trapped Emp drowns in her own tears in a bathroom stall, can Spooky avoid being shattered—literally!—by a Hell-powered magic mirror?
  • First Empowered comic book series in standard comics format.
  • Carla Speed McNeil is the Eisner Award-winning creator of Finder.

Fight Club 2 TP

  • Chuck Palahniuk (W), Cameron Stewart (A), Dave Stewart (C), and David Mack (Cover)
  • Now in paperback!
  • On sale Apr 18
  • FC, 280 pages • $19.99 • TP, 7" x 10"
  • Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long; the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . .
  • Collects Fight Club 2 #1-#10 and the Free Comic Book Day story.

Giants #3 (of 5)

  • Carlos Valderrama (W) and Miguel Valderrama (A/Cover)
  • On sale Feb
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • One of the giant monsters that rule the frozen wasteland beyond the Underground City is dying. The last thing Gogi wants to do is help it, but his own survival depends on the creature’s.Meanwhile, Gogi’s friend Zedo makes a brutal—and bloody—move to become the leader of not one, but two gangs!

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955 – Burning Season

  • Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Paolo Rivera (P/Cover), Joe Rivera (I), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • Mike Mignola!
  • On sale Feb 21
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • One-shot
  • Hellboy investigates a rash of spontaneous human combustions in a Florida town unlike any supernatural phenomena he’s seen before—and the fire has an appetite for Bureau agents.
  • Paolo Rivera returns!

Hungry Ghosts #2 (of 4)

  • Anthony Bourdain (W), Joel Rose (W), Mateus Santolouco (A), Leonardo Manco (A), José Villarrubia (C), and Paul Pope (Cover)
  • On sale Feb 28
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • The terrifying storytelling game of 100 Candles continues with two ghastly tales of the Mediterranean: In a desolate trattoria in the foothills of Southern Italy, an exiled master chef forms an unhealthy attachment to his new apprentice. And in the Spanish countryside, the rich Don of a sprawling ranch with an appetite for his stable gets a horrifying taste from beyond the dinner table.
  • Mature readers.

Incognegro: Renaissance #1 (of 5)

  • Mat Johnson (W) and Warren Pleece (A/Cover)
  • On sale Feb 7
  • b&w, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • After a black writer is found dead at a scandalous interracial party in 1920s New York, Harlem’s cub reporter Zane Pinchback is the only one determined to solve the murder. Zane must go “incognegro” for the first time—using his light appearance to pass as a white man—to find the true killer, in this prequel miniseries to the critically acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel, now available in a special new 10th Anniversary Edition.
  • With a cryptic manuscript as his only clue, and a mysterious and beautiful woman as the murder’s only witness, Zane finds himself on the hunt through the dark and dangerous streets of “roaring twenties” Harlem in search for justice.
  • A page-turning thriller of racial divide, Incognegro: Renaissance explores segregation, secrets, and self-image as our race-bending protagonist penetrates a world where he feels stranger than ever before.
  • Mature readers.
  • “A talented writer of both fiction and creative non-fiction, Johnson’s publications have established himself as an important new voice in the African-American tradition.”— Walter Mosley

Jenny Finn #4 (of 4)

  • Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Troy Nixey (W), Farel Dalrymple (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • On sale Feb 14
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Jenny has been captured and the terrible plague is coming to an end, but when Joe has the chance to escape London, a ghost from his past forces him to stay and finish what he started.

Koshchei the Deathless #2 (of 6)

  • Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • Tales From the Mignolaverse!
  • On sale Feb 7
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Sent to kill Hellboy by the Baba Yaga in Darkness Calls, Koshchei the Deathless hinted at a long and tragic life before being enslaved to the Russian witch.
  • Now, in a pub somewhere in Hell, Koshchei tells Hellboy about a dangerous mission when the witch sent him to hunt and destroy the last dragons before their eggs hatched.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia HC

  • Nintendo (W/A)
  • On sale Apr 24
  • FC, 336 pages • $39.99 • HC, 9" x 12"
  • This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD. It’s a comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe!
  • An exhaustive compendium of everything from the first 30 years of The Legend of Zelda.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition HC

  • Nintendo (W/A)
  • On sale Apr 24
  • FC, 336 pages • $79.99 • HC, 9" x 12"
  • The Legend of Zelda™ is one of the most successful franchises of all time, with nearly twenty video games and thirty years of history, but it all started with a gold cartridge . . .
  • The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition honors the game that started it all by recreating the original gold cartridge as faithfully as possible. The cover is a gold foil paper with gloss lamination and a spot gritty varnish. The details are embossed and debossed. It has gold gilding on the top and foredge, with black gilding on the bottom. This book looks and feels so much like the original cartridge you might find yourself blowing into the bottom before you open it. The book comes with a black polypropylene sleeve, lined with velvet flocking, and a scale instruction booklet with fun, theme-appropriate material inside.
  • Celebrate over thirty years of The Legend of Zelda with a heartfelt homage to the origins of this legendary franchise!
  • Looks and feels like the original gold cartridge!
  • Protect your book with a scale reproduction of an NES dust sleeve!
  • Instruction booklet to complete the set!
  • Content exclusive to this edition!

Life between Panels: The Complete Tails Omnibus TP

  • Ethan Young (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Apr 4
  • b&w, 384 pages • $19.99 • TP, 7" x 10"
  • In this blend of autobiography and fantasy, a cartoonist records his life in New York City: his job, his creative career, his friends, his herd of cats, and a runaway comic strip come to life!
  • Ethan’s life as one of the many cartoonists living in NYC might look mundane at first glance—living with his parents, working a day job, playing with cats. But things get crazy when he starts to draw his comic strip Crusader Cat! Soon, Ethan can’t tell the difference between real life and the comic panel!
  • A semiautobiographical web comic by Ethan Young, the acclaimed writer and artist of Nanjing: The Burning City and The Battles of Bridget Lee graphic novel series.
  • “It’s not often that an author can so skillfully evoke powerful emotion while telling a complex and long-forgotten story and this book is a excellent, necessary addition to the genre.” —A.V. Club

Mata Hari #1 (of 4)

  • Emma Beeby (W), Ariela Kristantina (A/Cover), and Pat Masioni (C)
  • On sale Feb 21
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Dancer. Courtesan. Spy. Executed by a French firing squad in 1917.
  • 100 years on from her death, questions are still raised about her conviction.
  • Now, the lesser-known, often tragic story of the woman who claimed she was born a princess, and died a figure of public hatred with no one to claim her body, is told by breakout talent writer Emma Beeby (Judge Dredd), artist Ariela Kristantina (Insexts), and colorist Pat Masioni drawing on biographies and released MI5 files.
  • In this first part of a five-issue miniseries, we meet Mata Hari in prison at the end of her life as she writes her memoir—part romantic tale of a Javanese princess who performed “sacred” nude dances for Europe’s elite, and part real-life saga of a disgraced wife and mother, who had everything she loved taken from her.
  • But, as she sits trial for treason and espionage, we hear another tale: one of a flamboyant Dutch woman who became “the most dangerous spy France has ever captured”—a double agent who whored herself for secrets, lived a life of scandal, and loved only money.
  • Leading us to ask . . . who was the real Mata Hari?
  • Mature readers.

Once Upon a Time Machine Volume 2 HC

  • Andrew Carl (W), Chris Stevens (W), Paul Pope (W), Mike Baron (W), Charles Fetherolf (A), Toby Cypress (A), Dave Chisholm (A), Farel Dalrymple (A/Cover), and many more
  • On sale Apr 11
  • FC, 240 pages • $17.99 • TPB, 7” x 10”
  • “Ancient” Greece: the year 3016 AD. And 4079 AD. And 6060 AD. From the trials of Heracles to the love songs of Orpheus, the myths of the past are reborn in wondrous and scarcely imaginable futures. Witness exciting new visions of the Greek tradition from the hands and minds of today’s most inventive creators.
  • A long-awaited follow-up to the surprise hit of 2013!

The Originals: The Essential Edition HC

  • Dave Gibbons (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Apr 18
  • FC, 192 pages • $29.99 • HC, 9" x 12"
  • Deluxe oversized edition of the Eisner Award-winning mod sci-fi coming-of-age graphic novel from Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen. Includes 32 pages of never-before-seen development art, process pieces, and behind the scenes extras—all annotated by Gibbons.
  • In a retro-futuristic city of industrial gray where hover scooters, music, and drugs rule the street, the Originals are the toughest, most stylish gang around. For two childhood friends, nothing is more important than being one of them. But being part of the crowd will bring its own deadly consequences.
  • The only graphic novel that Dave Gibbons has written and drawn. An Eisner Award winner!
  • Extra material included in this oversized edition highlighting artwork, with annotations by Gibbons.
  • “The Originals is Dave Gibbons doing what he was born to do: telling a story that’s all his own, and telling it with grace, verve, and drama. The result is, well . . . original! Top-notch comics.”–Frank Miller
  • “As smart as a fashion-forward suit…has the powerful tug of a timeless fable.”— Entertainment Weekly

Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon #4 (of 5)

  • Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Dave Stewart (C), Mike Huddleston (Cover), and Vanesa Del Rey (Variant cover)
  • On sale Feb 7
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Bruttenholm and Sandhu’s mission to uncover the evasive “Master” behind the Nazis occult experiments is derailed when they fall into the clutches of their enemy.

Reefer Madness TP

  • Jerry Siegel (W), Joe Shuster (W), Jerry Robinson (A), Jack Kirby (A), Frank Frazetta (A), and more
  • On sale Apr 4
  • FC, 216 pages • $19.99 • TP, 8 1/2" x 11”
  • Degradation! Crime! Madness! Hysteria surrounded marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930s to the 1950s and beyond. Adventure Comics, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and works by Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby, and many more, reveal the social reaction to this era of “Reefer Madness.” From comically misinformed to soberly concerned, these comics lament the impact of weed on youth culture.
  • Eisner and Harvey Award winner Craig Yoe brings us his newest collection of wacky, wild, and culturally relevant comics.

Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade #4 (of 4)

  • Jackson Lanzing (W), Collin Kelly (W), Ashley A. Woods (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Hannah Fisher (Cover)
  • On sale Feb 14
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Lara Croft is cornered. By visiting a remote temple discovered by her father, she walked right into Trinity’s trap. But Lara knows this shrine’s pitfalls like the back of her hand, and the ultimate survivor will do whatever it takes to escape and continue her search for the truth about Richard Croft’s death.
  • On sale on Lara Croft’s birthday!

Vinegar Teeth #2 (of 4)

  • Damon Gentry (W), Troy Nixey (W/A/Cover), and Guy Major (C)
  • On sale Feb 21
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • After busting a Canadian drug ring, down-on-his-luck cop Artie Buckle tries to keep new partner Vinegar Teeth under control. But can an alcoholic, miserable bum like Artie really fight crime and work together with a Lovecraftian monster with a heart of gold?

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