EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse Advance Solicitations for July, 2012

In advance of releasing its full solicitation text and covers for titles shipping in July, 2012, Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive first look at the publisher's July slate of titles, featuring new issues of "Dark Horse Presents," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9," "Angel & Faith," and more.


Paul Chadwick (W/A/Cover)

On sale July 18

FC, 24 pages



One of the medium's all-time greats is back in this collection of Concrete stories from the relaunched Dark Horse Presents! In three new adventures, the most human of heroes intervenes in a burglary that turns out to be much more, investigates a possible sighting of the aliens who gave him his rocky body, and develops an alternative to the Taser: himself. This issue strikes the perfect balance of inviting stories for new readers and character development for longtime fans!

•Â Collecting the Concrete stories from Dark Horse Presents #1-#3!

• Great jumping on point for new readers!


John Layman (W), Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Dean Motter (W/A), Mike Baron (W), Mark Verheiden (W), Tony Puryear (W/A/Cover), Chad Lambert (W), George Schall (W/A), Rodrigo Alonso (W), Nate Cosby (W), Michael Avon Oeming (W/A), Bo Hampton (W/A), Mike Russell (W/A), Sam Kieth (A), Phil Noto (A), Apri Kusbiantoro (A), Steve Rude (A/Cover), Evan Shaner (A), Robert Tinnell (W), and Mark Nelson (A)

On sale July 18

FC, 104 pages



The best-selling anthology just upped the ante! This 104-page flipbook boasts a special Nexus back cover alongside new installments of Aliens, Ghost, and Mister X, and the debut of Michael Avon Oeming's The Wild Rover!

• Oversized 104-page issue!


Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Nathan Massengill (I), Dexter Vines (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Phil Noto (Cover)

On sale July 11

FC, 32 pages



Buffy is trying something new-not Slaying. WHAT?! Enter Kennedy. Slayer. Ex-girlfriend of magicless Willow. Bossy. She's joined a company that hires Slayers to act as bodyguards for high-profile clients, and Buffy is her most recent recruit. But Buffy is having a little trouble letting go of Slaying. Things that go bump in the night are kinda her forte. Luckily . . . her first client is having some woeful demon trouble that Buffy can't wait to sink her stake into.

• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

• Buffy the bodyguard!

• Kennedy returns!


Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

On sale July 25

FC, 32 pages



Using remnants of magic, Angel, Faith, Willow, and Connor have entered the hell dimension where no one should-or really, could-dare go: Quor-Toth! Willow's quest to restore magic to Earth was her objective in attempting the impossible; Angel's objective was . . . something else. And Faith? She's along to make sure that everyone's feet stay on the ground, and out of anything they might regret.

• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

• Follows the events of Buffy Season 8!

• Willow joins the crew!

Stay tuned to CBR News next week for the full Dark Horse July 2012 solicitations.

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