DARK HORSE SOLICITS FOR SEPTEMBER 2011

ABE SAPIEN: THE DEVIL DOES […]


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abesapiendevildoesnotjest1altABE SAPIEN: THE DEVIL DOES NOT JEST #1

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), Dave Johnson (Cover), and Francesco Francavilla (Variant cover)

On sale Sept 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Buried in a demonologist’s basement is a deep, dark family secret, where horrific occult practices prove to be life threatening for Abe Sapien.

• An early Abe adventure

• Abe is pitted against demonic family curse!

• From the pages of Hellboy!

angelandfaith2angelandfaith2altANGEL AND FAITH #2

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

On sale Sept 28
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

Following some bad—many would say unforgivable—choices as Twilight, Angel needed to hide away and wallow in his guilt. But with a little TLC—courtesy of his only remaining ally, Faith, Angel is back to fighting the good fight and taking demons down one by one. With the Watcher files at their disposal, Angel comes up with the ultimate plan for redemption.
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
• Follows the events of Buffy Season 8!

archiearchives3ARCHIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 3 HC

Various (W/A)

On sale Nov 9
FC, 224 pages
$49.99
HC, 7″ x 10″

Archie Andrews and his calamitous crew of bosom buddies are some of the best-known characters to ever emerge from the pages of comic books. Now Archie fans of all ages can go all the way back to the beginning of it all with Dark Horse’s beautiful Archie Archives! Collects Pep Comics #46–#50 and Archie Comics #7–#10!

bprdhellonearthrussia1B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: RUSSIA #1

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), Dave Johnson (Cover)

On sale Sept 21
32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

A graveyard of mutated horror is uncovered deep inside a Russian mine. With Liz still missing and Abe Sapien lying on his deathbed, the newly international B.P.R.D. sends Kate and Johann to meet the Russian equivalent of the Bureau—which readers first saw in B.P.R.D.: 1946—and face an exploding fungus monster at the Kremlin, and a spreading contagion.

• From the pages of Hellboy!

• In the mines of madness!

baltimorecursebells2BALTIMORE: THE CURSE BELLS #2

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Sept 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

As Baltimore trespasses through a strange chapel he discovers a haven full of human sacrifices, vampire nuns, and their mysterious prophet!

• Based on the novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.

Buffy Season 9 begins!
buffys9_1_chenbuffys9_1_jeantybuffys9_1_morrisBUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9: FREEFALL #1

Joss Whedon (W), Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Dexter Vines (I), Steve Morris (Cover), Jo Chen (Variant cover), and Georges Jeanty (25th anniversary variant cover)

On sale Sept 14
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

Season 8 ended with a bang when Buffy cut the world off from the hell dimensions and all supernatural influence. Great, right? Except Buffy has left her best friend, Willow, powerless, and ended the long line of vampire slayers, leaving her hated by the hundreds of girls who recently stood behind her. Newly relocated to San Francisco, Buffy can count on a fresh start, and focus on what she’s good at—slaying.

• Written by creator Joss Whedon, with Andrew Chambliss of the CW’s The Vampire Diaries!

marvelsyroco2hulkCLASSIC MARVEL CHARACTER #2: THE HULK

On sale Oct 12
5″ tall, limited to 1,500 numbered pieces
Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
$49.95

The 1960s brought a cultural upheaval in music and art, with a host of new icons entering the scene: The Beatles, Andy Warhol, and of course, Marvel Comics, led by a host of characters that redefined modern comic books. Now, these characters will appear just as they did then, in a new line of collectible statuettes from Dark Horse Deluxe.

Beginning in September 2011 with Spider-Man, the program continues with October’s release of the Hulk.

conanroadofkings8CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #8

Roy Thomas (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), John Lucas (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)

On sale Sept 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

In underground catacombs beneath Aquilonia’s capital, a desperate Conan fights to protect himself—and a young child—from creatures more hideous and deadly than anything he’s ever encountered on the surface.The Road of Kings is no place for weaklings!

• New cover artist Aleksi Briclot!

The war between man and monster starts here!

criminalmacabrenopeaceCRIMINAL MACABRE: NO PEACE FOR DEAD MEN

Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Fiona Staples (Cover)

On sale Sept 14
FC, 40 pages
$3.99
One-shot

Cal McDonald and his army of ghouls are pitted in an epic battle against the terrifying female vampire Salem, who has a deep personal connection to Cal, and her horde of monsters. With little hope of victory for either side, Cal must make his final stand to take Salem back to hell!

• 32 pages of hardboiled horror!

• Niles wreaks havoc on his longest-running character!

• Look for more Criminal Macabre this month in Dark Horse Presents #4.

dagararchives1DAGAR THE INVINCIBLE ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 HC

Don F. Glut (W) and Jesse Santos (A)

On sale Nov 16
FC, 240 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8″ x 10 13/16″

In a time when gods and demons walked the earth as men, a young warrior raises his sword to the skies and declares defiance! Dagar the Invincible is a hero of blade and sandal, and Dark Horse Books uncovers the exciting legend of his journey through the ancient, mystical world! The first of two volumes in this archival series introduces Dagar and tales of his quest, originally published by Gold Key Comics in the 1970s. Collects Dagar the Invincible #1-#9.

• Classic series from writer Donald F. Glut!

• Featuring the extraordinary art of comics legend Jesse Santos!

dhp_4_staplesdhp_4_darrowdhp_4_kalutaDARK HORSE PRESENTS #4

Steve Niles (W), Evan Dorkin (W), Jill Thompson (A), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Neal Adams (W/A), Geof Darrow (A/Variant cover), Sergio Aragonés (A), Howard Chaykin (W), Fiona Staples (Cover), Michael Kaluta (Ultra variant cover), and others

On sale Sept 21
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing

The hallmark anthology continues with another spectacular eighty-page issue! In this installment, stories by creators Howard Chaykin (The Chronicles of Solomon Kane), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and Sanford Greene continue. Joined by exciting new shorts from Sergio Aragonés, Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, and Filipé Melo, this issue is certain to have something for everyone! Plus, the first chapters of brand-new Beasts of Burden and Criminal Macabre stories! If that wasn’t enough, we’ve included another demented strip by Patrick Alexander and an exclusive interview with Geof Darrow ()!

• No ads!

• 80 pages!

• New material by Steve Niles, Evan Dorkin, and Jill Thompson!

disneysyroco3goofyDISNEY COMICS & STORIES CLASSIC CHARACTER #3: GOOFY

On sale Nov 16
4 1/2″ tall, limited to 750 numbered pieces
Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
$49.95

We now offer the third in the Disney Comics & Stories lineup—it’s none other than Goofy. This is our first-ever depiction of this Disney mainstay.

The Disney Comics & Stories Characters series depicts the cartoon characters as they were in the comics, but they are also somewhat more rough hewn than is common, with features including rough surface textures, visible seam lines, and other slightly “distressed” aspects.

dollhouse3dollhouse3altDOLLHOUSE: EPITAPHS #3 (of 5)

Andrew Chambliss (W), Maurissa Tancharoen (W), Jed Whedon (W), Cliff Richards (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Phil Noto (Cover), and Rebekah Isaacs (Variant cover)

On sale Sept 14
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

While Mag, Zone, and Griff fight to survive the LA apocalypse without killing each other, Trevor and Alpha must take the fight straight to the Rossum Corporation, which started it all. In order to destroy Rossum, they must find Echo—the only person uniquely equipped to destroy the evil corporation from the inside.

• Marks the top secret return of a fan-favorite character!

• Continuing Joss Whedon’s cult-hit TV series Dollhouse.

drawingdownthemoontpDRAWING DOWN THE MOON TP

Charles Vess (A)

On sale Nov 23
FC, 212 pages
$29.99
TP, 9″ x 12″

The fantasy art of Charles Vess is acclaimed worldwide, his rich palette, striking compositions, and lavish detail second to none. Vess has created memorable works for such best-selling fantasy authors as Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Charles De Lint, and George R. R. Martin, as well as a who’s-who list of publishers and clients. His art is both breathtakingly singular while recalling the golden age of illustration, when paint and brush were the vessels that carried readers to distant lands, bygone ages, and realms of the imagination. Foreword by Susanna Clarke, author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

• Now available in paperback!

• Foreword by Susanna Clarke, best-selling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

“The reason that Charles Vess draws such astonishing things, such beautiful things, and such strange things so very well is simple. He draws what he sees.” ¬—Neil Gaiman

drinkycrowpartylightsdrinkycrowtshirtsDRINKY CROW PARTY LIGHTS AND T-SHIRTS

On sale Oct 19
12-foot strand, 10 lights
$14.99

Ready to party? Drinky Crow is!

Tony Millionaire’s sobriety-challenged feathered friend, Drinky Crow, is coming forward as a decorative string of electrical illuminations that put the “party” into party lights and a limited line of t-shirts! The lights come in both sober and drunk versions, alternating with a simulated (or is that stimulated?) bottle of adult beverage. The t-shirts are available in yellow, light blue, and gray in men’s and women’s styles.

100% premium quality cotton.

On sale Oct 19

Men’s M-XL
$22.99
Men’s XXL
$24.99

Women’s S-XL
$24.99

fearagent31FEAR AGENT #31: OUT OF STEP part 4 (of 5)

Rick Remender (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), Tony Moore (P/Cover), and John Lucas (I)

On sale Oct 5
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Heath Huston fights the secret rulers of the universe in the wake of the null bang! The countdown to the finale begins.

• Series conclusion next month!

• From Uncanny X-Force and Venom scribe Rick Remender!

goon5wickedinclinations2edtpTHE GOON VOLUME 5: WICKED INCLINATIONS 2ND EDITION TP

Eric Powell (W/A)

On sale Nov 30
FC, 128 pages
$16.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

An ally of the Goon has learned the Zombie Priest’s secret name, turning the tide in the struggle against the undead hordes of Lonely Street and forcing the Priest to create a whole new breed of minion—one that may be beyond even the strength of the Goon to contain. As rival crime families attempt to use the battle as cover to move in on the Goon’s empire, open war breaks out from the docks to Lonely Street!

• Five-time Eisner Award-winning series!

• New cover by Powell!

theguildclaratheguildclaraaltTHE GUILD: CLARA

Felicia Day (W), Kim Evey (W), Ron Chan (A), Howard Chaykin (Cover), and Greg Aronowitz (Variant cover)

On sale Sept 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot

Felicia Day is back with a one-shot spotlighting the Guild’s heart and soul—or at least its dirty mind—Clara!

A mother of three, or maybe five, Clara is the Knights of Good’s most irresponsible and hedonistic member. When Clara’s husband overhears her scheduling seventy-eight hours of game time, he hides the computer until she agrees to help him around the house, leading her to uncover a box of mementos from her past. What follows is a bizarre trip down memory lane for Clara.

• Based on Felicia Day’s hit Internet show!

• Day stars in the Dragon Age: Redemption web series in summer 2011!

An original graphic novel in hardcover!

hellboyhouseofthelivingdeadhcHELLBOY: HOUSE OF THE LIVING DEAD HC

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Richard Corben (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Nov 9
FC, 56 pages
$14.99
HC, 7″ x 10″

Devastated over the loss of his luchador comrade to vampires, Hellboy lingers in Mexican bars until he’s invited to participate in the ultimate wrestling match with a vicious Frankenstein monster!

• Eisner-winning duo Mike Mignola and Richard Corben reunite!

kult3KULT #3 (of 4)

Jeremy Barlow (W), Iwan Nazif (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Jake Murray (Cover)

On sale Oct 5
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

The journey beyond the veil of reality continues! Awakened to the true nature of the world, Tomas Zenk faces the ultimate choice: return to his old life or accept his full power and attempt to free the enslaved human race. But with his family in danger and the enemy at last revealed, the decision may no longer be his!

• The cutting-edge horror comic inspired by the classic RPG continues!

• A bizarre tale of the supernatural!

• For fans of The Matrix and Hellraiser!

manaralibrary1THE MANARA LIBRARY VOLUME 1 HC

Hugo Pratt (W) and Milo Manara (W/A)

On sale Nov 9
FC, 208 pages
$59.99
HC, 8 3/8″ x 10 7/8″

Italian comics legend Milo Manara brings a comprehensive collection of his catalog to the United States! The first of nine volumes, The Manara Library Volume one collects two of Manara’s seminal works in a magnificently appointed, deluxe hardcover edition. The sweeping epic Indian Summer, a collaboration with celebrated creator Hugo Pratt, is collected here along with Manara’s The Paper Man, both translated by Euro comics expert Kim Thompson.

• Foreword by Frank Miller!

• Collaboration with Corto Maltese creator Hugo Pratt!

• First comprehensive North American hardcover collection of Manara’s work.

“In the hand of Milo Manara, the Old West is a generous, delicious feast for the eyes.” —Frank Miller

manarastatuemanarastatuedetailMILO MANARA 12″ STATUE

On sale Nov 30
12″ tall, limited to 950 numbered pieces
$149.99

Dark Horse proudly announces the start of a new program with Milo Manara, one of the most celebrated and respected graphic-story talents in the world.

He has made a powerful name by producing comics that revolve around elegant, beautiful women and his recent work on X-Women for Marvel Comics. It’s no surprise, then, that we have selected one of his lush renderings of a mysterious lady for our debut statue.

mpdpsycho10MPD-PSYCHO VOLUME 10 TP

Eiji Otsuka (W) and Sho-u Tajima (A)

On sale Nov 16
b&w, 208 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″

“Multiple personality detective” Kobayashi Yosuke seems to live on as a complex personality program inside the young, violent Tetora Nishizono—but the boy is now on a suicidal mission to destroy Japan’s political leaders! This series will appeal to fans of nihilistic parables, like Paranoia Agent, Se7en, and the works of Takashi Miike, as well as other intelligent, adult manga series like The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service and Monster.

• MPD-Psycho charted on the very first New York Times bestseller list devoted to manga!

• The inspiration for Takashi Miike’s television series!

• MPD-Psycho returns!

rageaftertheimpacttpRAGE: AFTER THE IMPACT TP

Arvid Nelson (W), Andrea Mutti (P), Pierluigi Baldassini (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Stephan Martinere (Cover)

On sale Nov 23
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6″ x 9″

The earth has been devastated by an asteroid, with a tiny fraction of the population surviving under the rule of a military dictatorship. But when a scientist studying those mutated by the disaster discovers that the story the new leaders are telling isn’t true, she has no choice but to fight back.

• Collects the three-issue miniseries.

• Written by Arvid Nelson, creator of Rex Mundi!

• An exclusive tie-in to the next hit game from id, the developers of Doom and Quake!

• Reveals secrets central to the story of Rage!

swtheclonewars7_strangealliesSTAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS—STRANGE ALLIES TP

Ryder Windham (W), Ben Dewey (A), Mae Hao (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)

On sale Nov 9
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
TP, 5 1/4″ x 7 1/2″

With so many Jedi Generals occupied with the Clone Wars, assignments that would usually go to Knights or Masters are falling to Jedi in training—in this case, masterless Padawan Nuru Kungurama. Accompanied by his squad of clone troopers and a hulking swoop biker named Gizz, Nuru’s job begins as a routine protection detail but soon evolves to include a mystery massacre, the hijacking of a space freighter, and the kidnapping of a group of orphaned younglings!

• Ryder Windham’s Breakout Squad from the prose series The Clone Wars: Secret Missions come to comics!

swdarktimesoutofwilderness3STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—OUT OF THE WILDERNESS #3 (of 5)

Mick Harrison (W), Douglas Wheatley (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Pablo Correa (Cover)

On sale Oct 5
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Caged fury! Desert raiders have captured Ember Chankeli, only to discover they have a tiger who can’t be tamed! Worse for them: they have a Jedi on their trail!

But Jedi Master Dass Jennir had better watch his back, because a mysterious assassin and Darth Vader both want his head!

• Darth Vader is hunting Jedi!

• War in the wasteland!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND HC

Haden Blackman (W), Rick Leonardi (P), Dan Green (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Michael Kutsche (Cover)

On sale Nov 30
FC, 128 pages
$24.99
HC, 7″ x 10″

Still haunted by the death of Anakin Skywalker’s beloved Padmé in Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader is tasked with a mission to locate a lost Imperial expeditionary force—led by the son of Vader’s rising nemesis, Moff Tarkin. But the perils of Vader’s journey into the unexplored Ghost Nebula are compounded by traitors among his crew and the presence of the system’s religious leader, Lady Saro. Collects the five-issue miniseries.

• Written by The Force Unleashed’s Haden Blackman!

• Art by Rick Leonardi of Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War!

• A beautiful hardcover edition!

swinvasionrevelations3STAR WARS: INVASION—REVELATIONS #3 (of 5)

Tom Taylor (W), Colin Wilson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Chris Scalf (Cover)

On sale Sept 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

The Yuuzhan Vong invaders are everywhere!

Queen Nina of Artorias and her stepdaughter Kaye discover that the haven meant for the refugees in their care is actually a work camp run by the Empire—for the benefit of the invaders! But worse than that, Kaye learns a horrifying secret about her adoptive mother—and herself!

• Like mother, like daughter?!

• Set within the time frame of the New Jedi Order novels from Del Rey!

swjedidarkside5STAR WARS: JEDI—THE DARK SIDE #5 (of 5)

Scott Allie (W), Mahmud Asrar (A), Paul Mounts (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)

On sale Sept 21
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

Civil war has broken out on Telos IV. As the governor rallies his military, Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn struggles desperately to uncover the reason for the planet’s unrest, in hope of stopping the war . . .

But Qui-Gon’s troubled Padawan isn’t helping: his homecoming to Telos has been anything but happy, and the recent events—including the horrific death of a family member—have fueled his growing anger. This time, though, Qui-Gon is the target!

• The final, action-packed issue!

swknighterrantdeluge2STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT—DELUGE #2 (of 5)

John Jackson Miller (W), Iban Coello (P), Sergio Abad (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Joe Quinones (Cover),

On sale Sept 21
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Answering a distress call, Jedi Knight Kerra Holt has returned to her Sith-held home planet to liberate as many slaves as possible with a single shuttle. She didn’t expect to meet a squadron of starfighters from the Republic! With the help of the Devil Squadron, Kerra can go on the offensive, and the entire planet will have a chance at liberation!

But there is more to the Devils than it first appears. A scheming Hutt with an evil agenda is infiltrating the planet, and the Sith Lord Daiman is just getting wind of what is happening on his planet!

• Meet the Devil Squadron and their never-before-seen starfighters!

• Look for John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant novel from Del Rey!

swoldrepubliclostsuns4STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC—THE LOST SUNS #4 (of 5)

Alexander Freed (W), George Freeman (P), Dave Ross (P), Mark McKenna (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)

On sale Sept 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Captured by the evil Sith Empire, Republic spy Theron Shan is about to find out what secret sacrifice brought about the end of the great war. But once the Imperial’s covert activities are revealed, will he be able to act on his devastating discoveries?

The senior writer of the online game The Old Republic continues to weave secrets for game players into this comics saga! Don’t miss a single crucial issue!

turokarchives9TUROK, SON OF STONE ARCHIVES VOLUME 9 HC

Paul Newman (W), Alberto Giolitti (A), Rex Maxon (A), and others

On sale Nov 16
FC, 232 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″

Join Turok and Andar in their fight against swarms of carnivorous gliding reptiles, fish-riding cavemen, burning black swamp waters, and herds of killer “honkers”! Turok, Son of Stone is man versus beast at its best! Stranded in a lost valley filled with dinosaurs, primitive men, and more strange beasts and beings, two Indian braves struggle to survive.

• This volume collects issues #51–#53, #55–#56, and #58–#59 of Turok, Son of Stone from Gold Key Comics.

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