Dark Horse Comics solicitations for October 9, 2013

Abe Sapien 6ABE SAPIEN #6


Abe uncovers connections between the hell on earth he and the B.P.R.D. are experiencing, and blood-soaked Mayan legends of the origins of man and the end of the world.


* Picks up directly from Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible and The New Race of Man.


* New ongoing series!



Creepy Comics 14CREEPY COMICS #14


You can’t believe how many things there are to be afraid of! First, forget black cats—Ray Fawkes (Justice League Dark) and Tomm Coker (Zombie Bomb!) will make you terrified of blackbirds! And Matthew Southworth (Stumptown) takes you further into the dark than you’ve ever imagined! Better learn to read from behind your fingers!


* Tomm Coker and Matthew Southworth slather on the black ink!


* Frontispiece by Tim Seeley!






For generations, the elves sought a safe haven against all who would do them harm. But the dream that Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders fought and died for may be the very thing destroying them. The skills that helped them survive the harsh world are fading, and the growing threat of a tyrant obsessed with exterminating all elves makes for a disastrous brew that must surely boil over.


* Winner of the Golden Pen Award from the Young Adult Advisory Committee!


* An oversized prologue to the Elfquest: The Final Quest series!


“One of the most important works in American Fantasy.”

—American Library Association


“Wendy Pini is probably the most influential female cartoonist of a generation.”

—Ninth Art



Halo Initiation 3HALO: INITIATION #3


The conclusion of this three-part series reveals the story of how Commander Sarah Palmer became a Spartan-IV and leads directly into the exciting new mobile game from 343 Industries, Halo: Spartan Assault.


Sarah Palmer and her new comrade Spartans are thrust into action when a violent insurgent group attempts to seize the UNSC flagship Infinity. Is their Spartan cunning a match for the insurgents’ brilliant guerrilla tactics?


* Halo®—one of the largest video games franchises—comes to Dark Horse!




Resident Alien The Suicide BlondeRESIDENT ALIEN: THE SUICIDE BLONDE #2


Dr. Harry is a friendly, small-town doctor who’s really a stranded alien hiding among us. Trying to help one of his only human friends beat a murder rap, Harry and Nurse Asta spend time in Seattle gathering information—possibly putting Harry right in the crosshairs of the federal agents on his trail!


* From the writer of Tom Strong and the artist of the classic Bojeffries Saga!


“For an ‘alien hiding on Earth’ story, it feels just original and intriguing enough that it stands out and needs to be read.”—Comic Book Resources





The Shaolin Cowboy returns, but nowhere in sight is there a dead Robin, any infinity gauntlets, or a single conquering Ultron—just flat-out action, intrigue, and plenty of roadkill. Geof Darrow’s slow-talkin’, kung-fu-gripping hero proves once again, in this brand-new new series, that the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a chainsaw!


* From writer/artist Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, The Matrix)!


* More action than the rest of your pull list combined!


Star Wars 10STAR WARS #10


Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles have infiltrated an Imperial Destroyer. But now nine thousand stormtroopers are searching for them, and Darth Vader is aware of their presence. Completing their mission and escaping with their lives may be an either/or proposition!


Meanwhile, the Rebel fleet prepares for an Imperial assault!


* Artist Carlos D’Anda returns!



X 6X #6


The city of Arcadia has a cancer of crime, and X is the surgeon. Now he’s turned his scalpel to the Dogs of War, a corrupt unit of violent narcotics officers . . . but when a lone good cop stands in his way, can X remove the tumor without killing the patient?


* Comics’ fiercest ongoing series!


“X is almost certainly not for those who want something tame . . . If you’re ready to take a bit of gore, definitely take a look.”—Comic Book Resources









Buffy is unwillingly recruited by the demon Illyria and a mystical council to take down the Siphon—for good. He is on the loose again, and a danger to all remnants of magic! Meanwhile, back home the loss of magic has begun to affect those closest to Buffy . . . Collect issues #16-#20 of Season 9.


* Executive produced by Joss Whedon!


* Andrew Chambliss of television’s The Vampire Diariesand Once Upon a Time!





Star Wars Omnibus Wild Space Volume 2STAR WARS OMNIBUS: WILD SPACE VOLUME 2 TPB


A second omnibus filled with rare Star Wars gems! Get your adventure on with Jabba the Hutt, Han Solo, and Lando Calrissian, and stomp on Star Wars with Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés! Plus, unreal tales from the concept artists behind Episode III, and podracing fun with young Anakin Skywalker!


* Many never-before-collected stories!


* A look at the lighter side of the Force!






In a shattered future London, three brothers grafted to powerful “lifesuits” squat in Buckingham Palace and load up on movies, video games, and porn. But when the city’s scavengers rise against them, the brothers discover their suits aren’t just for survival. Will they save the future . . . or bollocks it? Includes UXB stories from Dark Horse Presents, and loads of never-before-seen story material.


* A dark, dystopian, post-apocalyptic tale.


“Amazing art and witty dialog.” —BAMFAS






Declan Thomas is an ex-inmate of an insane asylum that was destroyed in a fire, he has the strange ability to step inside a person’s madness—and sometimes cure it. He hopes to one day cure his own, but time is running out, as a demonic predator pursues him. Collects the five-issue miniseries.


* From the Eisner nominated writer of Bandette.


“Ferreyra has superstar written all over him and the words are written in blood. Visually, this book is leaps and bounds above 99% of the other books on the stands.” — IGN




Creepy Archives Volume 17 HCCREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME 17 HC


Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Wally Wood, John Severin, Russ Heath, and Bernie Wrightson construct weird and wonderful stories, steeped in supernatural dread and nuclear paranoia, populated by tragic characters, and riddled with deadly, ironic twists. This volume also features an interview between comics historian S.C. Ringgenberg and cover artist extraordinaire Ken Kelly! Collecting issues #78 to #83 of Creepy.


* Contains original stories written and drawn by Alex Toth!


* Featuring “In Deep,” Richard Corben’s devastating full-color tale of survival at sea.




Mind Mgmt Volume 2 The FuturistMIND MGMT VOLUME 2: THE FUTURIST HC


We’ve learned some of the secrets of Henry Lyme; now get ready to meet the rest of Mind Management! With the remains of the Management attempting to reform and hot on Lyme’s tail, the former spy is forced to seek help from other defectors around the globe, including the deadly Futurist, Duncan! Meanwhile, losing her memory has barely slowed journalist Meru down, as an attempt on her life puts her back on the hunt for Mind Management—and on a collision course with the terrible truths Lyme has hidden from her! Collecting MIND MGMT #7–#12, plus stories from Dark Horse Presents and i09!


* Foreword by Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire)!








Until now, the Ewoks had been able to ignore the arrival of the Empire’s stormtroopers on Endor. But when they discover their rivals, the Duloks, have been enslaved and a legendary beast has been awakened, the Ewoks realize they may have to prepare for war—as soon as they figure out how to survive the beast!


* Leads directly into the events of Return of the Jedi!


* Ties into the beloved Ewoks TV series and movies!





The Chronicles of King Conan Vol 6 A Death In Stygia and Other StoriesTHE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 6: A DEATH IN STYGIA AND OTHER STORIES TPB


“The queen is troubled.” After the loss of the barbarian king’s son, Conan’s dark mood draws him further each day from his kingdom and his beloved queen. Can twenty years of regal life quell Conan’s savage nature, or will he abandon hearth and home for the call of the wild? CollectsConan the King issues#26-#30.


* Featuring early work of superstar artist Marc Silvestri.





Trigun Omnibus Volume 1TRIGUN OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TPB


Meet Vash the Stampede, the galaxy’s deadliest and most wanted man. Every bounty hunter aims to claim Vash dead or alive—preferably dead!—and though Vash is a pacifist, he won’t go down without a fight. Collecting both Trigun volumes, Trigun Omnibus features nearly 700 pages of Yasuhiro Nightow’s signature creation!


* Popular anime series and Cartoon Network Adult Swim mainstay.



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