Dark Horse Comics’ January 2018 Solicitations

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Dark Horse Solicitations - Last Six Months

Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible Volume 2 HC

  • Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Max Fiumara (A), Sebastian Fiumara (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • On sale Mar 21
  • FC, 408 pages • $34.99 • HC, 7" x 10"
  • When monsters began to tear down civilization, suspicion fell on Abe Sapien, who resembled the frogmen plaguing mankind. The two volumes of Dark and Terrible tell the complete story of Abe’s quest to prove his innocence as he went AWOL from the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense.
  • Collects Abe Sapien volumes 6–8.

Badlands TP (Second edition)

  • A high-stakes mob conspiracy!
  • Steven Grant (W), Vince Giarrano (A), and Tim Bradstreet (Cover)
  • On sale Mar 14
  • FC, 144 pages • $17.99 • TP, 7" x 10"
  • Conrad “Connie” Bremen is an ex-con carrying the stench of a sordid, secret past. Connie just wants to get on with his life, but he’s attracting the attention of all the wrong people: the mob, the CIA, and the FBI, just to name a few. They all have plans for Connie, whether he likes it or not—and some of those plans include the murder of a president. For Connie Bremen, the road to Dallas begins and ends here, in the Badlands.
  • This second edition features a brand new cover, illustrated by Tim Bradstreet!
  • From Steven Grant (2 Guns, The Rook) and Vince Giarrano (Terminator)!

Blade of the Immortal Omnibus Volume 5 TP

  • Hiroaki Samura (W/A)
  • On sale Mar 7
  • b&w, 728 pages • $19.99 • TP, 5 3/4'' x 7 1/4''
  • Over 700 pages of samurai swordplay and grudge matches! Collecting Hiroaki Samura’s fast-paced “Mirror of the Soul,” “Last Blood,” and “Trickster” story arcs! Kidnapped and bound by three Itto-ryu warriors, Rin is unable to warn her bodyguard Manji, the immortal swordsman, that he’s heading into a trap!
  • Collects volumes 13, 14, and 15.
  • Now a live-action film from Takashi Miike!

Blood Blockade Battlefront Volume 9 TP

  • Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Mar 28
  • b&w, 194 pages • $12.99 • TP, 4 1/2" x 7 1/8”
  • Fish-man Libra agent Zed O’Brien looks for a moonlight gig to help defray the cost of his survival gear. But when a legendary arms dealer steals the apparatus, the Libra team must mount an attack on the dealer’s heavily fortified hedquarters and retrieve Zed’s gear before he suffocates!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Season 8 Volume 2 TP

  • Joss Whedon (W), Scott Allie (W), Jane Espenson (W), Brad Meltzer (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Karl Moline (P), Cliff Richards (P), Camilla d’Errico (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Jo Chen (Cover), and others
  • On sale Mar 7
  • FC, 584 pages • $24.99 • TP, 6" x 9"
  • Creator Joss Whedon’s official sequel to Season 7 of the television series continues in this second of two volumes that contain the entirety of the Chosen One’s eighth season of fighting demons and dark forces to save the world and all of mankind.
  • Collects Buffy Season 8 Library HC volume 3 and volume with out sketchbook materials, includes all series covers (Buffy S8 #21-#40, Riley one-shot “Commitment Through Distance, Virtue Through Sin,” “Harmony Bites” shorts from MDHP #18, “Harmony Comes to the Nation” short from MDHP #25, “Vampy Cat Play Friend” short from MDHP #19, and the HARM magazine feature.

Cell Block Earth and Other Stories TP

  • Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Justin Gray (W), Juan Santacruz (A/C), Andy Kuhn (A), Tony Akins (A), John Rauch (C), Paul Mounts (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
  • On sale Mar 21
  • FC, 112 pages • $17.99 • TP, 7" x 10"
  • The Powerhouse writing team of Jonah Hex and Power Girl reunite for an invasion of alien criminals, a fighting ring of monsters, and giant sea creatures.
  • Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Starfire) and Justin Gray (G.I. Combat, All-star Western) present Wrestling With Demons and The Deep Sea from Dark Horse Presents, and the brand new story Cell Block Earth.

The Crash Bandicoot Files: How Willy the Wombat Sparked Marsupial Mania HC

  • Jason Rubin (W) and Andy Gavin (W)
  • On sale Mar 20
  • FC, 200 pages • $29.99 • HC, 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Take a rare glimpse into the making of a videogame icon, and gain a first-hand taste of the creativity that brought Crash Bandicoot to millions of screens around the world! This deluxe hardcover reproduction of Naughty Dog’s original Crash Bandicoot developer’s bible is sure to please all who possess a curiosity surrounding the creation of games!
  • A fantastic companion to the recently remastered Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy!
  • Rarely seen assets from early in the iconic game’s development!

Dept. H #22

  • Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Sharlene Kindt (C)
  • On sale Jan 24
  • FC, 28 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • Mia’s final memory of her father and his work might be the key to solving his murder and saving the Dept. H base. A heartbreaking tale of love, guilt, and regret.
  • “Dept. H is a rich, unique book with a fascinating art style and a rich world.”—The Fandom Post

ElfQuest: The Final Quest #23

  • Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover), Richard Pini (W), and Sonny Strait (C)
  • On sale Jan 3
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • The penultimate issue in the ultimate Elfquest series! His forces decimated by Cutter’s fierce warrior tribe, the fanatical human commander presses on, risking all to destroy the elves in their forest lair. Lives are lost on both sides. To stop the bloodshed, Cutter’s adopted human daughter Shuna risks more than even she realizes. Should she fail, the price will be war everlasting among the native humans, the elves, and the Djunsland invaders. Must Wolfrider chief Cutter, having fulfilled his bond with High One Timmain, now witness the utter destruction of all that has brought him to this fateful moment?
  • A New York Times best-selling series!

Empowered & Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell #2 (of 6)

  • Adam Warren (W), Carla Speed McNeil (A/Cover), and Jenn Manley Lee (C)
  • On sale Jan 24
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Trapped in a high-school hellscape, can struggling superheroines Empowered and Sistah Spooky avoid dissection by giant, revenge-minded frogs in an infernal Biology class—and can they survive spell-powered bullying by sneering, school-uniformed sorceresses wielding hellishly abusive text messages and emoji as shockingly lethal magic weapons?

Game of Thrones: Tyrion Lannister Hand of the Queen Figure

  • On sale Apr 18
  • 5 3/4” tall from the base • $29.99
  • Tyrion Lannister has faced an unsteady and turbulent journey thus far, from narrowly escaping execution to travelling the seas of the known world and helping to bring a new way of life to the city of Meereen. He now sides with Daenerys Targaryen as her appointed hand of the Queen, her closest advisor for the coming wars. This highly detailed figure shows Tyrion displaying his well-earned pin as he contemplates his next move in the great Game of Thrones.

Giants #2 (of 5)

  • Carlos Valderrama (W) and Miguel Valderrama (A/Cover)
  • On sale Jan 10
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Zedo and Gogi, two young men who have depended on one another for survival in the hellish, monster-infested future, find themselves separated. Zedo is forced to prove himself as part of a ruthless gang, while Gogi finds himself in the frozen White World ruled by the giant monster Sheik!An original vision from two powerful new talents!

Halo: Rise of Atriox HC

  • Cullen Bunn (W), Jody Houser (W), John Jackson Miller (W), Alex Irvine (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Josan Gonzalez (A), Jonathan Wayshak (A), Tristan Jones (A), Jeremy Colwell (C), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)
  • On sale Mar 28
  • FC, 120 pages • $19.99 • HC, 7" x 10"
  • An anthology based on Halo Wars 2, the real-time strategy video game from 343 Industries, which features the new ruthless villain in the Halo franchise, Atriox.
  • The story of Atriox, his rise to power, his contempt for the Covenant and the formation of the Banished is told across this five-chapter anthology featuring characters and stories from Halo Wars 2. This five-chapter anthology collects stories by acclaimed comics creators Cullen Bunn, Jody Houser, John Jackson Miller, Alex Irvine, Eric Nguyen, Josan Gonzalez, Jonathan Wayshak, and Tristan Jones.
  • Collects the five-issue miniseries.

Harrow County Volume 7: Dark Times A ‘Coming TP

  • Cullen Bunn (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)
  • On sale Mar 21
  • FC, 136 pages • $17.99 • TP, 7" x 10"
  • Things are heating up in this supernatural fantasy as young heroine Emmy Crawford prepares to face off against old foes in the horror-plagued town of Harrow County. Something evil has returned from the grave and joins forces with Emmy’s wicked family for a brewing monster war! Will she be able to protect her home and herself alone, or will Emmy need to gather some allies in order to defeat this evil once and for all in this coming-of-age tale?
  • Collects issues #25–#28.
  • Recently optioned for television by SyFy Channel.
  • Eisner-nominated series!
  • “You can’t predict where this series will go. It could be beautiful or it could be horrific. No matter which, you can’t stop reading.” –SciFi Pulse

Hungry Ghosts #1 (of 5)

  • Kitchen Nightmares!
  • Anthony Bourdain (W), Joel Rose (W), Alberto Ponticelli (A), Vanesa Del Rey (A), Jose Villarrubia (C), and Paul Pope (Cover)
  • On sale Jan 31
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles—where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings—and prays to survive the challenge.
  • Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
  • Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.

Jenny Finn #3 (of 4)

  • Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Troy Nixey (W/A), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • On sale Jan 17
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • The death toll continues to rise as the tentacle plague sweeps through London, and slop yard worker Joe tries to flee the city after being haunted by visions of cursed young Jenny Finn, but everyone from a local painter to the Prime Minister is searching for him to try to get to Jenny.
  • Mike Mignola and Troy Nixey’s acclaimed series, in color for the first time by Eisner Award winner Dave Stewart.

Joe Golem: Occult Detective—Flesh and Blood #2 (of 2)

  • Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Patric Reynolds (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)
  • On sale Jan 31
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • There’s much more than meets the eye in the haunted house Joe investigates, and Joe’s personal troubles get more serious.

Koshchei the Deathless #1 (of 6)

  • Hellboy’s immortal foe!
  • Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • On sale Jan 10
  • 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 Koshchei relives every horrible act on his road to immortality and beyond, with none other than Hellboy himself—in Hell.
  • Mignola returns to Hell and to the bizarre folklore that’s filled some of his greatest books, reuniting with one of his favorite collaborators, Ben Stenbeck (Frankenstein Underground, Witchfinder: In The Service of Angels, Baltimore).

Lobster Johnson Volume 6: A Chain Forged in Life TP

  • Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), Stephen Green (A), Peter Snejbjerg (A), Toni Fejzula (A/C), Troy Nixey (A), Kevin Nowlan (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)
  • On sale Mar 7
  • FC, 144 pages • $19.99 • TP, 7" x 10"
  • Collecting five Lobster Johnson one-shots featuring the Lobster in a Christmas robbery, a prison break with a familiar enemy behind it, an art museum heist, a preacher serving up more than scripture, and a zombie hitman! Collects Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life, Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis, Lobster Johnson: The Forgotten Man, Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones, and Lobster Johnson: Mangekyo.
  • “Fitting in perfectly in the “Mignola-verse,” I would put this up there with an issue of B.P.R.D. or Hellboy anyday.” –Pop Culture Uncovered

The Paybacks TP

  • Donny Cates (W), Eliot Rahal (W), and Geoff Shaw (A)
  • On sale Mar 28
  • FC, 192 pages • $24.99 • TP, 7" x 10"
  • Heroism doesn't come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like I.O.U.s! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs! Collects The Paybacks Volume 1 from Dark Horse Comics and The Paybacks Volume 2 published by Heavy Metal.From the team that delivered the smash-hit God Country and critically acclaimed Buzzkill!
  • “This comic is a blast of fresh air in a genre that frequently takes itself too seriously.” –Graphic Policy

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Guidebook HC

  • Obsidian Entertainment (W/A)
  • On sale Mar 6
  • FC, 120 pages • $19.99 • HC, 8 1/2" x 11
  • Thanks to a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign, the long-awaited sequel to Pillars of Eternity is ready to transport players back to the history-rich world of Eora. Dark Horse is proud to present the Pillars of Eternity Guidebook: Volume Two—Deadfire, showcasing the never-before-seen concept art and lore of this hotly anticipated game!
  • Pillars of Eternity II—Deadfire was fully funded by fans in just one day!

Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon #3 (of 5)

  • Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Dave Stewart (C), Mike Huddleston (Cover), and Francesco Francavilla (Variant cover)
  • On sale Jan 3
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Rasputin’s allies pursue their own goals as Professor Bruttenholm parachutes into Nazi territory in search of “The Master.”

Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #4 (of 4)

  • Jeff Lemire (W), David Rubín (A/Cover), and Jeff Lemire (Variant cover)
  • On sale Jan 24
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Lucy’s search for her missing father—the famed super hero the Black Hammer—leads her to his greatest enemy of all: SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN!

Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade #3 (of 4)

  • Jackson Lanzing (W), Collin Kelly (W), Ashley A. Woods (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Hannah Fisher (Cover)
  • On sale Jan 24
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Lara Croft’s search for the truth about her father’s death has taken her around the world, to exotic locations and dangerous tombs. Now it takes her back to her childhood as she revisits the sacred spot where Lord Richard Croft started her down the path towards becoming the Tomb Raider. Will she find the key to Trinity’s secrets in her own past?

Usagi Yojimbo #165

  • Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Jan 3
  • b&w, 28 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • A story of murder, double-crosses, unexpected allies, and the mystery of the one known as “The Master” . . . it all ends here! Usagi and Ishida are hot on the trail of the stolen silver when they run into the Black Goblin Gang. Will justice ultimately be served—or is all hope lost for the daring duo?
  • The latest installment of a new Ishida mystery!

Vinegar Teeth #1 (of 4)

  • Damon Gentry (W), Troy Nixey (A/Cover), and Dave McCaig (C)
  • On sale Jan 24
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • As a human being, Artie Buckle is a grade-A schmuck. But he’s a pretty damn fine cop. Good thing, because Brick City is under siege from its citizenry and only an unlikely partnership with a mysterious, tentacled, extra-dimensional being can put an end to the escalating crime problem. Thing is, there’s a danger far greater than cub scouts robbing banks . . . oh my! Across space and time lies a far greater threat, not only to Brick City but to the world! Holy crap! Can the two get past their differences and save the planet? Well, of course they can, but getting there is gonna be a helluva fun ride.
  • An epic genre mash-up: horror, humor, crime, and science fiction!

Will Eisner’s A Contract with God Curator’s Collection HC & Ltd. Ed. HC

  • Will Eisner (W/A), Dave Gibbons (W), Denis Kitchen (W), ad John Lind (W)
  • On sale Mar 28
  • b&w, 400 pages • $195.00 • HC, 10” x 13"
  • b&w, 400 pages • $295.00 • Ltd. Ed. HC, 10” x 13"
  • Will Eisner’s A Contract with God—one of the most influential graphic novels of all time—reproduced at 1:1 size from the original art! This deluxe slipcase, two-volume hardcover set contains full-size, full-color reproductions of Eisner's unpublished pencil layouts in one volume and his finished inked pages in the companion volume!
  • The limited edition Collector’s item will be limited to 125 copies only, and includes a signed tip-in sheet from Will Eisner’s archives and sports a unique variant slipcase design.

World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 3 HC

  • Chris Metzen (W), Matt Burns (W), Robert Brooks (W), and others
  • On sale Mar 27
  • FC, 184 pages • $39.99 • HC, 9" x 12"
  • Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are proud to present the third installment of their bestselling World of Warcraft Chronicle series! Like its predecessors, Volume III features beautiful full-color artwork by Peter Lee, Stanton Feng, and other fan-favorite artists, as well as intricately detailed maps and spot art by Joseph Lacroix. Bolster your knowledge of Warcraft lore with this striking third volume!
  • “Azeroth has never looked better.” –IGN

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