Dark Horse Comics’ October 2017 Solicitations

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Dark Horse Solicitations - Last Six Months

American Gods: Shadows #8

  • Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Scott Hampton (A/C), Adam Brown (C), Glenn Fabry (A/Cover), and David Mack (Variant cover)
  • On sale Oct 11
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • Shadow meets with the proprietors of Ibis and Jacquel Funeral Parlor. Mr. Ibis offers Shadow work—as long as he is not squeamish. Shadow reluctantly agrees, and Mr. Jacquel assures him that in their line of work, the dead stay dead . . . but is this morbid guarantee enough to tempt Shadow’s guilty conscious over the edge?
  • A Starz TV show!
  • “An atmospheric, beautifully illustrated take on Gaiman’s story.” —AV CLUB

American Gods Coaster Set: Jack’s Crocodile Bar

  • On sale Oct 18
  • Four coasters in a full-color 4” x 4” box
  • $9.99
  • Jack’s Crocodile Bar: where deals are made over a beer and a bite. This set features a variety of Jack’s logos on sturdy, cork-backed coasters.

American Gods Color-Changing Mug

  • On sale Oct 18
  • Full-color packaging. Not dishwasher or microwave safe.
  • $14.99
  • One of the most striking images from the television adaptation of Amercan Gods is the neon sign logo. As the letters disappear, a new message forms.

Angel Season 11 #10

  • Corinna Bechko (W), Geraldo Borges (A/Variant cover), Michelle Madsen (C), and Scott Fischer (Cover)
  • On sale Oct 25
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • Having forced a weakened Illyria to transport him to the time right before his own siring, Angel is determined to make a change—a change that could challenge his own existence. Deaf to the reasoning of Fred and Illyria, will this friend and goddess be able to stop the guilt-ridden vampire? And should they?

Bankshot #5 (of 5)

  • Alex de Campi (W), ChrisCross (A/Cover), and Snakebite Cortez (C)
  • On sale Oct 25
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • It’s the final bloody (really bloody) showdown with the Dutchman! But the nanotechnology that has served Marcus King so well up until now is gone. Finishing the job will take guts, help from a friend, and a good machete!
  • “I didn’t think something could be thrilling and sad at the same time but now there’s Black Hammer proving me wrong. Amazing, Just flat-out amazing.”—Patton Oswalt

Black Hammer Volume 2: The Event TP

  • Jeff Lemire (W), Dean Ormston (A/Cover), David Rubín (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • On sale Dec 20
  • FC, 152 pages • $19.99 • TP, 7” x 10”
  • When a visitor from the outside world arrives on the Farm, looking for the Black Hammer and bringing news of Spiral City to its Golden Age heroes, everything changes. Her arrival stirs up old memories and awakens new hope in the marooned heroes and they make a new attempt to escape their strange prison.
  • “This the best superhero comic on the stands.” —IGN

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth Volume 1 HC

  • Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Guy Davis (A), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)
  • On sale Dec 27
  • FC, 408 pages • $34.99 • HC, 7” x 10”
  • The plague of frogs has ended, but Earth will never be the same, and the fractured B.P.R.D. struggles to battle dangerous monsters and humans alike, from a trailer-park cult to a Russian town ravaged by a zombie-like virus.
  • Guy Davis’s final B.P.R.D. story sets the stage for Tyler Crook’s (Harrow County) backwoods-horror debut, as Liz Sherman hides from a world that she helped push toward Armageddon, and Abe Sapien is shot down by a girl who’s seen the world to come.
  • This deluxe hardcover edition collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth volumes 1-3 plus an expanded sketchbook section.

B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #3

  • Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Laurence Campbell (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)
  • On sale Oct 25
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • Bound to a prehistoric weapon, an ancient spirit wages an eternal war against the creatures that seek to destroy the world, and their human servants.

Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #5 (of 6)

  • Brian Wood (W), Mack Chater (A), Lee Loughridge (C), Matthew Woodson (Cover), and Ben Oliver (Variant cover)
  • On sale Oct 11
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • When local cops arrive and shut off power and water to the Land, Grace knows it’s not a problem with the bribe money—it’s her husband Jim orchestrating her downfall.
  • “Given the current political state of the country, this series feels very relevant indeed.”—IGN
  • “The fact that Season 11 is proving to be the best stretch Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic books is no small feat.”—Newsarama
  • “Briggs Land is a sordid, violent, roiling story.”—Nerdist

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #12

  • Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
  • On sale Oct 25
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • In the season finale, with the lives of both humans and magical beings hanging in the balance, the battle between Buffy—once again the Chosen One—and the Big Bad comes to its zenith . . . And the world will never be the same!

Dept. H #19

  • Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Sharlene Kindt (C)
  • On sale Oct 18
  • FC, 28 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • Dept. H and its deep-sea base are beyond saving. What’s left of the Dept. H crew is headed to the surface . . . will they make it? And if they do, what will be waiting for them when they get there? All is not as it seems.

Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon: Dragonvine TP

  • Dean DeBlois (W), Richard Hamilton (W), Francisco de la Fuente (P), Doug Wheatley (P) Wes Dzioba (C), and Lucas Marangon (Cover)
  • On sale Jan 24
  • FC, 80 pages • $10.99 • TP, 6” x 9”
  • Hiccup, Toothless, and the rest of the dragon riders encounter two deadly, yet mysteriously linked, threats: One is an island consumed by Dragonvine—an uncontrollable force of nature that's poisonous to humans and deadly to dragons. The other is an all-new, all-terrifying dragon species—the web-spitting Silkspanners!
  • Writer, director, and producer Dean DeBlois is coplotting these stories.
  • Stories tie in to the upcoming film.

Drifters Volume 5 TP

  • Kohta Hirano (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Dec 20
  • b&w, 216 pages • $13.99 • TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4”
  • Warriors from Earth’s history—“Drifters”—battle for control of a wondrous mystic realm. At the eye if the storm is the rancorous Black King who, desiring more than land and resources, is uniting this world’s non-human races for a single horrific purpose: the absolute genocide of humanity!
  • From Kohta Hirano, creator of Hellsing.
  • Now an animated series!

EC Archives: Panic Volume 2 HC

  • Al Feldstein (W), William Gaines (W), Jack Mendelsohn (W), Jack Davis (A/Cover), Joe Orlando (A), Wally Wood (A), Bill Elder (A), Marie Severin (C), and Carlos Badilla (C)
  • On sale Dec 13
  • FC, 216 pages • $49.99 • HC, 8” x 11”
  • Panic is back at it again! This uproarious volume collects issues #7–#12 of the madcap classic in glorious remastered color. Collects parody and pranks from a parade of comics greats: Al Feldstein, William Gaines, Jack Mendelsohn, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Wally Wood, and Bill Elder!
  • Foreword by the legendary Sergio Aragonés!

ElfQuest: The Final Quest #22

  • Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover), Richard Pini (W), and Sonny Strait (C)
  • On sale Oct 25
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • Only three issues left to go in the Final Quest story, and the peril ramps up to levels never before reached in ElfQuest. Out on the open waters, the Wavedancers renew their efforts to keep the seas free of human warships that carry deadly weapons. Yet even as the invaders press closer and closer to the sacred Father Tree, there is time for final farewells, for new lives beginning and old lives ending, as the Palace of the High Ones makes ready to depart the World of Two Moons . . . forever?

Game of Thrones: Tyrion Lannister—Hand of the Queen Bust

  • On sale Dec 13
  • 7.5” tall bust • $119.99
  • Choosing to be on the right side of history, Tyrion sides with Daenerys and gains her full trust in becoming her Hand of the Queen. This limited edition polyresin bust measures in at 7.5” tall, and features the bearded Tyrion wearing the Hand of the Queen pin, and holding his signature goblet of wine, because of course, he drinks and he knows things.

Groo: Play of the Gods #4 (of 4)

  • Sergio Aragonés (W/A/Cover), Mark Evanier (W), John Ercek (C), and Tom Luth (C)
  • On sale Oct 11
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Groo finds himself the unwitting pawn in a game that involves a newly-found land filled with gold. There are those who think, “How do we convert their gold to our gold?” and also “How do we convert their gods to our gods?” How does Groo figure into all of this and, more importantly, how does he create doom and destruction for all? It's brought to you (as usual) by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, with the help of Stan Sakai and Tom Luth.
  • Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creators, and an Eisner Award-winning title!

Halo Adult Coloring Book TP

  • Will Conrad (A), Georges Duarte (A), Douglas Franchin (A), Juan Frigeri (A), Lee Oaks (A), Andres Ponce (A), and Xermanico (A)
  • On sale Oct 11
  • b&w, 96 pages • $14.99 • TP, 10” x 10”
  • UNSC, Covenant, and Forerunner factions fill this volume of original illustrations based on the expansive video game universe of Halo!
  • Bring to life these ready-to-color pages filled with your favorite characters, transports, and worlds in your own way in this Halo Adult Coloring Book. Forty-five original black- and-white illustrations give you the Master Chief, Cortana, and others all battling away with signature weapons and tech pulled directly from the Halo video games.
  • Includes 45 pieces of highly detailed, original black and white artwork to color.

Halo: Rise of Atriox #3 (of 5)

  • John Jackson Miller (W), Jonathan Wayshak (A), Jeremy Colwell (C), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)
  • On sale Oct 4
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Atriox looks to Decimus to find others who can help the Banished expand their tech and maintain their fleet as the number of Banished continues to grow. Decimus recalls a Kig-Yar scientist named Sig Raan who resides in a secret Covenant facility on the planet Otraak.
  • Is Sig Raan still loyal to the Covenant or will Decimus be able to convince her to help the Banished?

Harrow County #26

  • Cullen Bunn (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)
  • On sale Oct 11
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • A dark force has returned to Harrow County and it’s coming after Emmy, striking in just the right places to hurt her the most. 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?
  • “An interesting read from cover to cover, and the twists in plot and in expectations keep audiences’ attention throughout.”—Bounding into Comics

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955—Occult Intelligence #2 (of 3)

  • Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Brian Churilla (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Paolo Rivera (Cover)
  • On sale Oct 11
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • The mystery in the tropics heats up when a monster attacks, but the creature may have ties to a secret weapon at the center of an international conflict. Elsewhere, Bruttenholm’s own investigation suggests that the B.P.R.D. is embroiled in something much larger than he thought.
  • Brian Churilla returns for more Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.!

Lobster Johnson Volume 5: The Pirate’s Ghost and Metal Monsters of Midtown TP

  • Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tonci Zonjic (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • On sale Dec 13
  • FC, 168 pages • $19.99 • TP, 7” x 10”
  • The Lobster is at his pulpiest in a pair of three-part stories drawn by veteran Lobster artist Tonci Zonjic. A trio of robots terrorize New York City, and the only thing more mysterious than their origins is their motives. When a pirate ship’s ghostly crew appears on the Hudson River out of thin air, the harbor patrol calls on the Lobster!
  • Collects Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #1-3 and Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost #1-3.

Neon Genesis Evangelion—The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus Book 5 TP

  • Osamu Takahashi (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Dec 6
  • b&w, 552 pages • $19.99 • TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
  • SEELE's frustrations with Gendo's plans leads their agent inside the school to abduct Shinji and place him under their mental control . . . which means Rei and Asuka must put aside their own rivalry long enough to join forces and rescue him!

Only the End of the World Again HC

  • Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W), Troy Nixey (A/Cover), and Matthew Hollingsworth (C)
  • On sale Jan 24
  • FC, 56 pages • $14.99 • HC, 7” x 10”
  • This fantasy story blending the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft and Roger Zelazny features an adjustor who sets up shop in Innsmouth only to discover that the world may be ending and that the instrument of destruction is a werewolf.
  • From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award–winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this adaptation by P. Craig Russell, Troy Nixey, and Matthew Hollingworth.
  • Faithfully adapted from the original text!

Rebels: These Free and Independent States #8 (of 8)

  • Brian Wood (W), Andrea Mutti (A), Lauren Affe (C), and Matthew Taylor (Cover)
  • On sale Oct 25
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Following a disastrous campaign in Quebec, two members of the Green Mountain Boys militia escort a column of sick and wounded south through the snow, fighting off British sharpshooters every inch of the way. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Seth Warner runs afoul of John Adams, who is reluctant to support the militia.

Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1 (of 4)

  • Jeff Lemire (W), David Rubín (A/Cover), Mike Mignola (Variant cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • On sale Oct 18
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Lucy Weber, daughter of the Black Hammer, grew up to become an investigative reporter for the Global Planet. Now she’s on the hunt for the true story about what happened to Spiral City’s superheroes after they defeated Anti-God and saved the world. All answers seem to lie with the dangerous super villain tenants of Spiral City’s infamous asylum. As she gets closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of her father’s greatest foes, and learns how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City’s greatest hero.
  • Variant cover by Mike Mignola!

Usagi Yojimbo #162

  • Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Oct 4
  • b&w, 28 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • The search for the killer of the body in the library continues! While all evidence points toward one suspect, Usagi is still unsure, and he decides to keep digging. With help from some colorful friends, Usagi uncovers the shocking truth. Will he get to the culprit in time—or will Usagi suffer the same fate as the poisoned doctor?
  • Part 2 of 2—as a mystery is solved!

The Witcher Adult Coloring Book TP

  • Marianna Strychowska (P/Cover), Yu-Chen Tang (P), and Scott Wade (P)
  • On sale Nov 1
  • b&w, 96 pages • $14.99 • TP, 10” x 10”
  • Journey along with Geralt, Ciri, Triss, Yennefer, Roach, Shani, and all of your favorite Witcher characters in a variety of fantastic settings . . . all inspired by the hit video game franchise with The Witcher Adult Coloring Book. Featuring uniquely designed and highly detailed black-and-white illustrations inspired by the games; this compilation of exquisitely crafted images is a must-have for Witcher fans worldwide!

Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #4 (of 4)

  • Kevin Panetta (W), Paulina Ganucheau (A/Cover), and Sarah Stern (C)
  • On sale Oct 4
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • It’s the final showdown between the Zodiac Starforces and the demon Pavos! The US and UK teams must set aside their differences to defeat the demon, but a surprise attack leaves them reeling . . . and one member down.

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