Dark Horse Comics’ September 2017 Solicitations

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Dark Horse Solicitations - Last Six Months

Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible Volume 1 HC

  • Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), John Arcudi (W), Max Fiumara (A), Sebastián Fiumara (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • On sale Nov 8
  • FC, 408 pages • $34.99 • HC, 7” x 10”
  • On the run from the BPRD, a newly mutated Abe Sapien—more inhuman than before—travels across a United States transformed and overrun by monsters. Abe’s search for the truth about himself—or his race away from his fate—mirrors the quest of an ancient necromancer to seize control of a world literally going to hell.
  • This deluxe hardcover edition collects Abe Sapien Volumes 3–5, plus an expanded sketchbook section.
  • “Incredible storytelling, both writing and art.”—Comic Bastards

Aliens: Dead Orbit TP

  • James Stokoe (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Nov 1
  • FC, 104 pages • $17.99 • TP, 7” x 10”
  • After a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools—a timer, utility kit, and his wits—to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man. Collects issues #1–#4 of the thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story Dead Orbit, penned by Orc Stain creator James Stokoe!
  • “This is already shaping up to be the best work in this universe since the original two films.”—Nerdist

American Gods: Shadows #7

  • Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Scott Hampton (A/C), Glenn Fabry (Cover), and David Mack (Variant cover)
  • On sale Sept 13
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • Shadow makes his way into a seemingly deserted forest where a loudmouthed bird tells him to go to “Kay-ro” to meet “Jackel.” Unable to make heads or tails of this advice, he sets out on a new leg of his journey, where he is about to meet the strangest gods thus far...
  • The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award–winning novel and Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time!
  • A Starz TV show!
  • “Russell’s lyrical layouts bring Gaiman’s visual, vivid prose to life like no other artist.”—Comic Book Resources

Angel Season 11 #9

  • Corinna Bechko (W), Geraldo Borges (A/Variant cover), Michelle Madsen (C), and Scott Fischer (Cover)
  • On sale Sept 27
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • Illyria tries to transport herself and Angel back to the present when it becomes clear that changing the past is perhaps not the solution to the future. But she is having difficulty convincing Angel that he should not, and cannot, fix the past...

Bankshot #4 (of 5)

  • Alex de Campi (W), ChrisCross (A/Cover), and Snakebite Cortez (C)
  • On sale Sept 27
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • When his mission to kill the Dutchman goes wrong, Marcus King finds himself under the knife with the source of his enhanced abilities in jeopardy. When looking to escape, what’s better than one badass special agent with enhanced abilities and an appetite for destruction? A second agent with the same powers!

Best Wishes HC

  • Mike Richardson (W) and Paul Chadwick (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Nov 8
  • b&w, 160 pages • $19.99 • HC, 7” x 10”
  • When two strangers cast coins into a Central Park fountain, their dreams and desires become supernaturally intertwined. Cal wants fame and respect, and Mary craves true love from her pro quarterback boyfriend, but destiny weaves a tangled fabric. A tale of New York, meme madness, fame’s price, and secrets of the heart.
  • Original graphic novel, never before published.
  • By Mike Richardson, writer of 47 Ronin and Echoes, and Paul Chadwick, the award-winning creator of Concrete.
  • Best Wishes is Chadwick’s first published comics work since 2013!

Black Hammer #13

  • Jeff Lemire (W/Variant cover), Dean Ormston (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
  • On sale Sept 20
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • It was the greatest superhero event of all time, a multiversal crisis. Black Hammer, Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Barbalien, Colonel Weird, and even Madame Dragonfly—they united to take down Anti-God, the ultimate evil, on the streets of Spiral City. For ten years, the former heroes have been living in exile. But a new arrival from the main timeline brought new hope. And maybe, finally, it’s time for them to relaunch...

Blade of the Immortal Omnibus Volume 4 TP

  • Hiroaki Samura (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Nov 1
  • B&w, 648 pages • $19.99 • TP, 5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
  • Over 600 pages, collecting Hirokai Samura’s captivating “Secrets,” “Fall Frost,” and “Beasts” story arcs! With Rin searching for the murderous Itto-ryu leader Anotsu Kagehisa on her own, Manji joins forces with Magatsu—a fan-favorite killer—to take on the evil Shira! Now a live-action film from Takashi Miike!
  • Collects volumes 10-12.

Blood Blockade Battlefront Volume 8 TP

  • Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Nov 29
  • b&w, 184 pages • $12.99 • TP, 4 1/2" x 7 1/8”
  • The agents of Libra need funding for their fight to preserve order in Hellsalem’s Lot. A wealthy sheik invites Libra to dine on the exotic fusion cuisine of Earth and the Beyond, but impending danger could spell Libra’s doom—if the food doesn’t kill them first!
  • From Yasuhiro Nightow, creator of Trigun and Gungrave!
  • New anime series Blood Blockade Battefront & Beyond begins in Fall 2017!
  • The original Blood Blocklade Battefront anime series now available on DVD and for streaming on iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu!

Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #4 (of 6)

  • Brian Wood (W), Vanessa R. Del Rey (A), Lee Loughridge (C), Matthew Woodson (Cover), and Robert Sammelin (Variant cover)
  • On sale Sept 13
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Abbie Briggs married into the family, and no matter what, she can’t shake her outsider status—she will never truly be one of them. While driving a desperate teenager to an out-of-state family planning clinic, she is given the perfect opportunity to return to her old life and leave the Briggs dogma behind.
  • “Given the current political state of the country, this series feels very relevant indeed.”—IGN

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #11

  • Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
  • On sale Sept 27
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • With the Big Bad identified, Buffy and the Scoobies descend upon a top-secret government base for a battle to save the world and magical beings everywhere!
  • Catch “deleted scenes” on the variant covers!

Call of Duty: Zombies TP

  • Justin Jordan (W), Jonathan Wayshak (A), Dan Jackson (C), Lovern Kindzierski (C), and Simon Bisley (Cover)
  • On sale Nov 15
  • FC, 144 pages • $19.99 • TP, 7” x 10”
  • Join Stuhlinger, Misty, Russman, and Marlton as they fight for survival against the undead horde. The Tranzit crew, last seen in the “Buried” map, are trapped on a deeply unstable and fractured future Earth. The Call of Duty®: Zombies miniseries delves into these characters’ backstories, providing a crucial piece of the Zombies puzzle. See what happens between the maps as the Tranzit crew fights to escape Maxis’ apocalyptic wasteland.
  • Collects issues #1-#6.

Conan the Slayer Volume 2 TP

  • Cullen Bunn (W), Sergio Dávila (A), Admira Wijaya (A), Dheeraj Verma (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Admira Wijaya (Cover)
  • On sale Nov 15
  • FC, 152 pages • $19.99 • TP, 7” x 10”
  • Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) adapt the Robert E. Howard classic The Devil in Iron! As part of a plot to end the barbarian’s life, a beautiful woman lures him to a once-deserted island—now inhabited by a demonic titan!
  • Collects Conan the Slayer #7–#12.
  • “Cullen Bunn and Sergio Dávila nail the best qualities of the title character, and evoke his literary legacy while crafting a really fun comic.”—Capeless Crusader

Dept. H #18

  • Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Sharlene Kindt (C)
  • On sale Sept 20
  • FC, 28 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • The mystery of who killed Mia’s father might have just become moot as the team faces a death sentence from an unlikely source. The very people they are fighting to save may end up sentencing them to death.

Dragon Age: Knight Errant #5 (of 5)

  • Nunzio DeFilippis (W), Christina Weir (W), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Sachin Teng (Cover)
  • On sale Sept 13
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • As the truth about Vaea’s proclivities is revealed, she steels herself for Ser Aaron’s judgment. Before they’re able to discuss much, Marquette arrives with his men and a vicious fight breaks out—the result of which will determine both Vaea’s future and that of freedom in Thedas.

Groo: Play of the Gods #3 (of 4)

  • Sergio Aragonés (W/A/Cover), Mark Evanier (W), John Ercek (C), and Tom Luth (C)
  • On sale Sept 13
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Okay, so here we are in a new land full of gold. We have pirates who want to seize all that gold, and we have clergymen who want to convert all of the locals to belief in their “one true God” (even if they have to resort to torture), and we have the many true gods of this world looking down on it all...but most of all, we have Groo, the man with the capacity to make any bad situation worse. Watch as he makes this bad situation worse in the third part of our tale by the award-winning duo of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, aided and abetted by Stan Sakai and Tom Luth.

Halo: Rise of Atriox #2 (of 5)

  • Jody Houser (W), Josan Gonzalez (A), Jeremy Colwell (C), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)
  • On sale Sept 6
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Atriox, a valuable asset to the Covenant army, is slowly growing more aggressive and powerful among the Brute ranks—becoming a danger to the Covenant itself. Seeing this, the Executioner must end Atriox before Atriox ends him!
  • Ties in to new Halo Wars 2 video game for Xbox.

Hatsune Miku: Rin-chan Now! Volume 4 TP

  • Sezu (W) and Hiro Tamura (A/Cover)
  • On sale Nov 22
  • b&w, 136 pages • $10.99 • TP, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"
  • The happy days hanging out with Kagamine Rin and her fellow Vocaloid Hatsune Miku continue, as Rin-chan takes a literary turn . . . causing confusion in a bookstore and insisting on meeting the author of her favorite fanzine! Based on the video with over 4 million combined views on Niconico and YouTube, the Rin-chan Now! manga is written, drawn, and edited by the video’s creators!

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955—Occult Intelligence #1 (of 3)

  • Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Brian Churilla (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Paolo Rivera (Cover)
  • On sale Sept 13
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • A layover on a remote island drops Hellboy into a web of intrigue involving government secrets and foreign agents waging their own cold war over a weapon that might be right up the BPRD’s alley. In England Bruttenholm uncovers more secrets, indicating a worldwide supernatural conflict about to boil over.
  • “The art by Brian Churilla was a real shining star. Not only because of his ability to use artistic metaphors, but in his ability to capture Hellboy in his art.”—Bounding into Comics

Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color HC

  • Chuck Palahniuk (W), Steve Morris (A), Mike Norton, and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)
  • On sale Nov 7
  • b&w, 136 pages • $19.99 • HC, 8 1/2” x 11”
  • An amoral investment banker named Vincent receives an inheritance promising immortality. It also attracts a flame-retardant stripper, a ruthless stalker, and a horde of other aspiring immortals dead set and bloodthirsty in their desire to separate Vincent from his destiny. This biting riches-to-rags novella, which only the author of Fight Club and Beautiful You could deliver, is presented as a deluxe hardcover coloring book, beautifully illustrated by Mike Norton (Battlepug, B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth), and Steve Morris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) who worked with Palahniuk on his 2016 release Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color.

Mages of Mystralia TP

  • Brian Clevinger (W), Carey Pietsch (A/C), and Clément Pernel (Cover)
  • On sale Oct 11
  • FC, 80 pages • $10.99 • TP, 6” x 9”
  • When a deadly plague spreads through the kingdom of Mystralia and kills the reigning monarchs, an inexperienced young mage ascends the throne. Hungry for power, he becomes a bloodthirsty tyrant. Four battle captains step up to oppose him, but will they stop him before he destroys the entire kingdom?
  • Mages of Mystralia ties into the highly anticipated video game from Borealys Games and is written by Eisner-Award nominee Brian Clevinger, with art by Carey Pietsch, and based on a story by Forgotten Realms® creator Ed Greenwood!

The Manara Library Volume 3: Trip to Tulum and Other Stories TP

  • Milo Manara (W/A/Cover), Federico Fellini (W), and Silverio Pisu (W)
  • On sale Nov 8
  • FC, 268 pages • $29.99 • TP, 8” x 10”
  • The third volume of The Manara Library, in a paperback edition at last!
  • Milo Manara’s collaborations with legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini take center stage in this latest volume of The Manara Library! Includes the beautiful, surreal stories “Trip to Tulum” and “The Voyage of G. Mastorna,” as well as a large selection of short stories displaying the maestro’s illustrative versatility!

The Massive: Ninth Wave Volume 1 TP

  • Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), and J. P. Leon (Cover)
  • On sale Nov 1
  • FC, 152 pages • $19.99 • TP, 7” x 10”
  • In the pages of The Massive, the Ninth Wave was struggling to repair a broken world. But before that, they were the preeminent global environmental-rescue unit, taking on criminals, polluters, politicians, and rogue states. The Massive: Ninth Wave tells these stories in a stylish, high-action, done-in-one format, reuniting the entire creative team from the original series.
  • Collects The Massive: Ninth Wave #1–#6.
  • “Wood definitely delivers across the board here, and he made out wonderfully once again with Garry Brown on board.”—The Fandom Post

The Once and Future Queen TP

  • Adam P. Knave (W), D.J. Kirkbride (W), and Nick Brokenshire (A/C/Cover)
  • On sale Nov 1
  • FC, 136 pages • $14.99 • TP, 7” x 10”
  • It’s out with the old myths and in with the new as a nineteen-year-old chess prodigy pulls Excalibur from the stone and becomes queen. Now magic, romance, Fae, Merlin, and more await her! Lend her your axe as the creators of Amelia Cole start a new age of adventure!
  • Collects issues #1–#5.
  • “Fun, upbeat and wonderfully diverse, this modern twist on the legend of King Arthur looks set to be a massive hit.”—Big Comic Page
  • “Brokenshire, Kirkbride and Knave immerse readers in the duality of fantasy and everyday life with a thoughtful tone.” —Multiversity Comics

Predator: Hunters #5 (of 5)

  • Chris Warner (W), Francisco Ruiz Velasco (A/Variant cover), and Doug Wheatley (Cover)
  • On sale Sept 6
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • The members of Hunter team—all survivors of previous Predator encounters—split up to take on a surprising number of threats as Dr. Bunting’s island “paradise” gives up its horrifying secrets! The battle will turn on the last Predator standing!

Rebels: These Free and Independent States #7 (of 8)

  • Brian Wood (W), Luca Casalanguida (A), Lauren Affe (C), and Matthew Taylor (Cover)
  • On sale Sept 27
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • In the chaos surrounding Washington’s retreat into Harlem Heights and the loss of New York City to the enemy, two American soldiers attempt to locate the wreck of the HMS Hussar, a British ship sunk in the East River.

Shadows on the Grave #8 (of 8)

  • Richard Corben (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Sept 13
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Horror legend and Eisner Hall of Famer Richard Corben’s classic anthology concludes with more grim tales from the Midwest and far, far beyond!
  • Four more chilling stories, including the final installment of the epic Denaeus.
  • “This book is the product of a true master who knows exactly what he’s doing.”—All-Comic

Usagi Yojimbo #161

  • Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)
  • On sale Sept 6
  • b&w, 28 pages • $3.99 • Ongoing
  • The mischievous Kitsune and her young apprentice Kiyoko find themselves unexpectedly caught in the middle of a murder mystery. Luckily for them, Usagi and Inspector Ishida are leading the investigation. Can Usagi discover the culprit and clear the names of his sly friends, or has Kitsune finally exhausted her luck?
  • Legendary comics creator Stan Sakai’s original ongoing masterpiece!
  • Part one of two—a great mystery begins for new fans!

W. B. DuBay’s The Rook Archives Volume 3 HC

  • William B. DuBay (W), Lee Elias (A), Jim Janes (A), Alfredo Alcala (A), José Ortiz (A), Jim Starlin (P), and Richard Corben (Cover)
  • On sale Nov 1
  • FC, 128 pages • $19.99 • HC, 8” x 11”
  • He is Restin Dane, a.k.a. the Rook—adventurer, inventor...and Master of Time! Crossing the ages in his chess piece–shaped Time Castle—aided by his gunfighter grandfather and a squad of eccentric robots—the Rook races from the Wild West to mythic kingdoms to unthinkable futures to put a few things right!
  • Collects The Rook stories from Eerie #99–#105.

Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #3 (of 4)

  • Kevin Panetta (W), Paulina Ganucheau (A/Cover), and Sarah Stern (C)
  • On sale Sept 6
  • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
  • Defeated by the Zodiac Starforce, the demon Pavos rebuilds his strength to take them on again...this time for good! Molly discovers a secret the UK team is hiding, and the tenuous alliance between Zodiac teams is tested!
  • “An interesting cast, a perplexing mystery and gorgeous art make this one a keeper.”—Major Spoilers
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