DARK HORSE COMICS Solicitations for FEBRUARY 2013

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• January 2013

• December 2012

• November 2012


Aliens: Inhuman Condition HC

Written By: John Layman

Art By: Sam Kieth and John Kalisz

Cover By: Sam Kieth

Description: On a distant, frozen world, “artificial persons” are manufactured in discreet seclusion. With formidable new security synthetics coming online, how better to test their mettle than against a hive of deadly xenomorphs? But as Socialization Specialist Jean DuPaul sees her ever-more-human android charges sent to their destruction, she learns that the most savage species in the universe is man. Collects stories from DHP #12-#17.

56 pages, $10.99, in stores on April 10.

Amala’s Blade #0

Written By: Steve Horton

Art By: Michael Dialynas

Cover By: Michael Dialynas

Description: A behemoth pirate ship is captained by a pirate with a fat price on his head. And out for that head is Amala, Naamaron’s greatest swordfighter (according to Amala). The odds are against her, but that’s the fun… if only the ghosts of Amala’s past would shut up and get out of the way!

32 page, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 27.

Angel & Faith #19

Written By: Christos Gage

Art By: Rebekah Isaacs and Dan Jackson

Cover By: Steve Morris

Variant Cover By: Rebekah Isaacs

Description: Angel, Faith, and the remaining Slayers prep themselves to overtake a group of living zombies — without losing any more lives. The demon Eyghon holds the last remnants of Giles’s soul, but a gaggle of innocent zombies are blocking Angel’s path to victory. Good thing an old friend was recruited to help with the fight…

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 27.

Angel & Faith Volume 3: Family Reunion TP

Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), David Lapham (A), Lee Garbett (P), Derek Fridolfs (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

Description: Angel’s quest to resurrect Giles has brought an old friend to London — Willow! Tensions run high as these two confront the loss of Giles, but before blood can be shed, Willow has a proposition. She’ll help Angel on his quest if he’ll help her find magic. To do that, she’ll need Connor to get them into Quor’toth, a hell dimension where magic runs deep. Collects issues #11 –#15.

136 pages, $17.99, in stores on April 27.

The Answer! #2

Written By: Mike Norton and Dennis Hopelesd

Art By: Mike Norton and Mark Englert

Description: On the run in Cincinnati, punctuation-faced hero The Answer must rescue the abducted librarian Devin from a sinister gang of asylum nurses and orderlies… but she may not WANT to be saved! Â More insane superhero adventure!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 27.

Baltimore: The Widow and the Tank

Written By: Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

Art By: Ben Stenbeck and Dave Stewart

Cover By: Ben Stenbeck

Description: Mignola and Golden present this horrific double feature about a widow with a not-quite-dead husband and a child-killing vampire taking refuge from something even worse.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 20.

The Black Beetle: No Way Out #2

Written By: Francesco Francavilla

Art By: Francesco Francavilla

Cover By: Francesco Francavilla

Description: While investigating a mysterious mass murder that leveled Colt City’s mob bosses, Black Beetle gets wrapped up in a puzzling maze of clues. Could the appearance of a costumed criminal named Labyrinto be related to the destruction of the powerful organized-crime racket?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 20.

B.P.R.D.: 1948 #5

Written By: Mike Mignola and John Arcudi

Art By: Max Fiumara and Dave Stewart

Cover By: Dave Johnson

Description: Paranoia plagues members of the team as one scientist begins to suspect Bureau members are being replaced by beings from another universe. A direct lead-in to next month’s B.P.R.D.: Vampire by Gabriel Ba and Fábio Moon.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 20.

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #104: The Abyss of Time Part 2 of 2

Written By: Mike Mignola and Scott Allie

Art By:James Harren and Dave Stewart

Cover By:James Harren

Description: Transported back to the Prehistoric times, a B.P.R.D. agent finds himself among a tribe of cavemen locked in battle with a group of monsters and the evil god they worship.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 13.

Bride of the Water God Volume 13 TP

Written By: Mi-Kyung Yun

Art By: Mi-Kyung Yun

Description: Mura — the goddess who’s been trying to separate Habaek and his human bride Soah — forces Habaek into a showdown on Cheong-Yo Mountain, where she’s most powerful. As a civil war erupts in the realms of the gods, the Emperor puts his own devious plan in motion to hurt Habaek and those he loves.

164 pages, black an white, $9.99, in stores on April 24.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #18

Written By: Andrew Chambliss

Art By: Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines and Michelle Madsen

Cover By: Phil Noto

Variant Cover By: Georges Jeanty

Description: The remnants of magic left on earth are in danger… The Siphon is back, and he’s more charged than ever before as he takes out one magical being after another, absorbing their power. Pulled into this battle to save the world — again — Buffy is partnered with Koh and Illyria to put a stop Severin.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 13.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow — Wonderland #4

Written By: Christos Gage and Jeff Parker

Art By: Brian Ching (P), Jason Gorder and Michelle Madsen

Cover By: David Mack

Variant Cover By: Megan Lara

Description: Willow struggles to keep her cool when she discovers that her traveling partner — Marrack — isn’t who she thought he was. With magic at her full disposal, she can easily convince him to spill any and all secrets (right?) while they continue their journey to get home with magic in tow…

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 6.

Colder #4

Written By: Paul Tobin

Art By: Juan Ferreyra

Cover By: Juan Ferreyra

Description: Declan enters the realm of chaos, the eerie Boston inhabited by the mentally unstable, in search of the woman who cared for him. But with his body temperature rapidly dropping, he might not make it out in time – much less save the girl.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 6.

The Creep HC

Written By: John Arcudi

Art By: Jonathan Case

Cover By: Tonci Zonjic

Description: A young boy puts a gun in his mouth and pulls the trigger. The police don’t care — not about his death or the death of his best friend two months earlier. The dead boy’s mom seeks help from an old flame that’s employed as a detective. Will the detective’s freakish appearance get in the way of uncovering the terrible secrets of these two teenagers? Collects issues #0-#4.

136 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 24.

Creepy Comics #11

Written By: Gilbert Hernandez, Jamie S. Rich, J. Torres, Dan Braun and Peter Bagge

Art By: Gilbert Hernandez, Peter Bagge, Joëlle Jones and Amy Reeder

Cover By: Chrissie Zullo

Description: February is when dear Uncle Creepy’s fancy turns toward… scaring the bejeezus out of readers! Prepare to swoon at the bouquet of terror offered up by our team: Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) weaves a tale of love gone horribly wrong, Jamie S. Rich (It Girl and the Atomics) and Joëlle Jones (Hourse of Night) provide a peek at voyeuristic ghosts, and J. Torres (Jinx) and Amy Reeder (Batwoman) make you afraid to go into the water — or near your beloved! Plus, the Creepys find romance in Dan Braun and Peter Bagge’s latest Creepy Family strips!

48 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on Feb. 13.

Criminal Macabre: Final Night — The 30 Days of Night Crossover #3

Written By: Steve Niles

Art By: Christopher Mitten and Michelle Madsen

Cover By: Justin Erickson

Description: Eben Olemaun is on the hunt and he’ll rip both human and vampire limb from limb to get to the person who took everything from him — Federal Agent Alice Blood. Can Cal fight off the hordes of new vampires in time to save her?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 27.

Criminal Macabre: The Cal McDonald Casebook Volume 1 HC

Written By: Steve Niles

Art By: Ben Templesmith, Kelley Jones, Casey Jones and Michelle Madsen

Cover By: Fiona Staples

Description: In the dark and gritty town of Los Angeles, one man stands between humans and… everything else. Cal McDonald, private detective with scotch for blood, investigates the cases that no one else will. Mummies — she-demons, frankenstein creations, and possessed cars. Collects Criminal Macabre: A Cal McDonald Mystery #1-#5, “A Letter from B.S.” from the Dark Horse comic Drawing on Your Nightmares, Love Me Tenderloin, Last Train to Deadsville #1-#4, Criminal Macabre: Supernatural Freak Machine #1-#5, Hairball, and the prose Savage Membrane.

560 pages, $34.99, in stores on April 10.

Conan the Barbarian #13

Written By: Brian Wood

Art By: Mirko Colak and Dave Stewart

Cover By: Massimo Carnevale

Description: Conan and Bêlit find themselves enemies when they become involved in a military conflict in Shem! Left behind on the Tigress as Bêlit visits home, Conan follows, determined to prove he can survive the desert. When events spin beyond his control, the Cimmerian is drafted into an army storming a Shemite fortress—with Bêlit defending the ramparts!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 20.

Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 HC

Written By: Ben Gelinas, Mike Laidlaw, David Gaider and various

Art By: various

Description: Everything you need to know about the regions, religions, monsters, magic, and more! For dedicated fans, never before have the secrets of BioWare’s epic fantasy been revealed so completely and so compellingly!

224 pages, $39.99, in stores on April 3.

Dark Horse Presents #21

Written By: Neil Gaiman, Duane Swierczynski, Geoffrey Thorne, Michael Avon Oeming, Denis Medri, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Michael T. Gilbert, Simon Roy, Jason Wordie and Shannon Wheeler

Art By: Michael Avon Oeming, Denis Medri, Gabriel Hardman, Michael T. Gilbert, Simon Roy, Jason Wordie, Shannon Wheeler, Paul Chadwick, Eric Nguyen, Todd Harris and Steve Lieber

Cover By: Greg Ruth

Description: Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods) teams with Paul Chadwick (Concrete) for “The Day the Saucers Came”! Plus, three new series debut this month, including work by Simon Roy (Prophet) Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man), and Arcade Boy by Denis Medri!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on Feb. 20.

Emily and the Strangers #2

Written By: Rob Reger and Mariah Huehner

Covers By: Emily Ivie and Buzz Parker

Variant Cover By: Winston Smith

Description: Emily’s ready to rock ‘n’ roll, but to attain her dream of making the strangest, coolest tunes ever to grace a radio, she needs to learn to play with others — no easy task with five styles in the mix. There’s a chance that the group can make it big if they find a common tune.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 27.

Ex Sanguine #5

Written By: Tim Seeley and Joshua Scott Emmons

Art By: Tim Seeley and Carlos Badilla

Cover By: Tim Seeley

Description: The vampire Saul Adams and a federal agent (who’s in the know about the undead) battle over the murdered body of her partner… but their death match is interrupted when an unlikely ally (and romantic interest) intervenes…

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 13.

Fear Agent Library Edition Volume 2 HC

Written By: Rick Remender (W),

Art By: Tony Moore, Jerome Opeña, Kieron Dwyer, John Lucas, Lee Loughridge and Michelle Madsen

Cover By: Tony Moore

Description: The outlook isn’t sunny for Heath Huston or his ensemble of Fear Agents — planet Earth is infested by Feeder aliens, robotic conquerors are manipulating the universe through time travel, and Heath discovers a traitor in their midst! This second volume of the deluxe Fear Agent Library Edition collects issues #17-#32 of the popular series, and also includes Tales of the Fear Agent bonus stories and a massive gallery of covers, sketches, and pin-ups!

480 pages, $49.99, in stores on April 27.

Game of Thrones

Description: Dark Horse Deluxe continues to ramp up for this spring’s third season of the award-winning HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones. Come refresh yourself with a long drink from custom glassware emblazoned with the house sigils of Lannister and Baratheon. Your thirst will be quenched. Permanently!

Game of Thrones Ceramic Stein: Lannister Sigil, $19.99, in stores on March 20.

Game of Thrones Pint Glass: Lannister Sigil, $9.99, in stores on March 20.

Game of Thrones Shot Glass: Lannister Sigil, $5.99, in stores on March 20.


Game of Thrones Ceramic Stein: Baratheon Sigil, $19.99, in stores on March 20.

Game of Thrones Pint Glass: Baratheon Sigil, $9.99, in stores on March 20.

Game of Thrones Shot Glass: Baratheon Sigil, $5.99, in stores on March 20.

Game of Thrones Jon Snow & Ghost Statue

Description: There is a spiritual bond between Jon Snow and his direwolf companion, Ghost. Like Jon, the wolf cub was set apart from his siblings, and he leaves Winterfell with Jon to the Wall. Attuned to danger with a preternatural sense, Jon and Ghost team as if one.

No detail has been spared in this faithful replica, crafted expressly for Dark Horse’s program by the sculptors at Gentle Giant Studios. The large size and meticulous detailing make this a piece for the true collector.

13″ high, 16″ across, limited edition, $349.99, in stores on June 26.

Gantz Volume 27 TP

Written By: Hiroya Oku

Art By: Hiroya Oku

Description: A massive unknown flying craft lays waste to the planet’s leading military superpower. Choas reigns. Gantz teams from all over the world gather in Italy only to be overwhelmed and ripped to pieces by endless foes. And just as their destruction seems assured, the Gantz warriors are transferred home and released without explanation from their duty by the Gantz orb. Is this a reward for courageous service or simply an admission that Armageddon is now inevitable?

232 pages, black and white, $13.99, in stores on April 17.

Ghost #4

Written By: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Art By: Phil Noto

Cover By: Phil Noto

Description: The champagne is poured and the chandeliers are hung for Chicago Mayor Bobby Chamber’s annual Black and White Ball — but Ghost, Vaughn, and Tommy are crashing the party, determined to stop the imposter before he claims another life and tears open a rift between two worlds!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 6.

Hellboy in Hell #3

Written By: Mike Mignola

Written By: Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart

Cover By: Mike Mignola

Description: Hellboy meets more of his family members, and it’s not a fond reunion, as blood sprays through the air in Hell.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 6.

The Massive #9

Written By: Brian Wood

Art By: Garry Brown and Dave Stewart

Cover By: J. P. Leon

Description: When explosive new information arises about the seemingly utopian oil-rig nation that has divided the crew of the Kapital, Callum Israel is forced to deal with the likely dissolution of Ninth Wave. But what does that mean for The Massive?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 28.

Mind MGMT #8

Written By: Matt Kindt

Cover By: Matt Kindt

Description: The psychic-spy agency Mind Management is being rebuilt, and Henry Lyme, the agent who brought it down the first time, will do anything to stop it! The next stop in Lyme’s recruitment drive brings he and investigator Meru to a quiet university where another defector teaches, but when the agents on their tail arrive, everything goes to hell! More secrets come out and the danger rises as MIND MGMT’s second arc heats up!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 20.

Mind MGMT Volume 1 HC

Written By: Matt Kindt

Art By: Matt Kindt

Description: Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the top-secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight’s missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest success—and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees? Collects MIND MGMT #1-#6.

200 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 3.

Ningen’s Nightmares TP

Written By: J. P. Kalonji

Art By: J. P. Kalonji and Dan Jackson

Description: In ancient Japan, a witch named Hannya seeks to use the warrior-monk Ningen’s enlightened body and spirit to resurrect the demon-samurai Atsumori and unleash an era of chaos! After leaving the safety of his temple to protect defenseless commoners, Ningen soon finds that several colorful bounty hunters are on his trail!

120 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on April 17.

Number 13 #3

Written By: Robert Lovea and David Walker

Art By: Robert Love, Michelle Davies, Dana Shukartis and Diego Simone

Cover By: Robert Love

Description: The adventures of the boy known as Number 13 draws to an epic conclusion, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance! Caught in the middle of a deadly battle between the Infected and the Immune, Number 13 learns the shocking truth behind his creation and the purpose of his existence. Concludes the storyline launched in Dark Horse Presents.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 20.

Oh My Goddess! Volume 44 TP

Written By: Kosuke Fujishima

Art By: Kosuke Fujishima

Description: As Urd summons her demonic potential to defeat the machine menacing her sister, Skuld stands by with a holdout bomb should things go out of control… but they may already be out of control, as Belldandy is forced to play her own last, unexpected card… offering Keiichi the chance to cancel their contract!

168 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on April 10.

R.I.P.D.: City of the Damned #4

Written By: Peter Lenkov and Jeremy Barlow

Art By: Tony Parker and Michelle Madsen

Cover By: Dave Wilkins

Description: Intent on bringing the City of the Damned down, R.I.P.D. officers Roy Pulsipher and Crispin Mather fight their way to the city’s heart, but as its secrets unravel, so too does their partnership — creating a rift that threatens their mission and an outcome that still reverberates a hundred years later.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 27.

The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 13 TP

Written By: Charles Dixon, Larry Yakata and Don Kraar

Art By:Gary Kwapisz, Dave Simons, Andy Kubert and Ernie Chan

Cover By: Doug Beekman

Description: As the barbarian mercenary Conan roams the lands of Hyboria, selling his sword to the highest bidder, the siren lure of wine, women, and treasure is often more dangerous than any armed adversary. While Conan’s skills are more than a match for any warrior, avarice is an enemy against which a blade is of little use! Collects Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #131-140.

528 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on April 3.

Star Wars #2

Written By: Brian Wood

Art By: Carlos D’Anda and Gabe Eltaeb

Cover By: Alex Ross

Description: A cagey young Imperial officer seems to anticipate the Rebels’ every move, so Princess Leia forms a “stealth squadron” — including Luke Skywalker — to expose a suspected spy within their ranks. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca run afoul of bounty hunter Boba Fett, and the Emperor sends Darth Vader on a secret mission!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 13.

Star Wars: Agent of the Empire — Hard Targets #5

Written By: John Ostrander

Art By: Davide Fabbri, Christian Dalla Vecchia and Wes Dzioba

Cover By: Stephane Roux

Description: Everyone — including Boba Fett — is after the young Count Dooku. As Cross and the Count’s loyal security guard attempt to whisk the boy to safety, they are surrounded by enemies! In the past, Cross had the power and authority of the Empire behind him. Now he has nothing but his fists!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 20.

Star Wars: Dark Times — Fire Carrier #1

Written By: Randy Stradley

Art By: Gabriel Guzman and Garry Henderson

Cover By: Douglas Wheatley

Description: Jedi Master K’Kruhk is on the run with a group of young Padawans. In a galaxy suddenly hunting Jedi, they are forced to land on an Imperial-run planet, hiding in the refugee camp, among other beings who were displaced by the Clone Wars. But K’Kruhk senses there is something wrong!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Feb. 6.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi — The Prisoner of Bogan #4

Written By: John Ostrander

Art By: Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons and Wes Dzioba

Cover By: David Michael Beck

Description: Even as the Je’daii close in on the mysterious Xesh and his mad ally Daegen Lok, a third party has entered the chase — a powerful woman from Xesh’s past. Meanwhile, Lok has sought the help of old enemies to help him attain a common goal — the downfall of the Je’daii!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 27.

Star Wars: Knight Errant Volume 3 — Escape TP

Written By: John Jackson Miller

Art By: Marco Castiello, Andrea Chella, Vincenzo Acunzo and Michael Atiyeh

Cover By: Benjamin Carré

Description: Joining a team hunting for a relic of extraordinary evil, Kerra hopes their search will reveal the truth about her missing parents — before it leads the Sith to a tool of ultimate destruction! But Kerra’s desire to find her lost family is clouding her judgment. If the relic falls into Sith hands, the galaxy is doomed! Collects the five-issue miniseries.

120 pages, $18.99, in stores on April 10.

The Strain #11

Written By: David Lapham

Art By: Mike Huddleston and Dan Jackson

Cover By: E. M. Gist

Description: Cornered and on the run in the dark home of a goth-rock superstar, the Master heads for the high ground as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his companions discover the ultimate vampire nest. Can Goodweather and his compatriots defeat this monstrous bloodsucker?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 13.

To Hell You Ride #3

Written By: Lance Henriksen and Joseph Maddrey

Art By: Tom Mandrake and Cris Peter

Cover By: Tom Mandrake

Description: Our drunken, haunted hero visits the scene of his grandfather’s execution, recalling the stories that have cursed the land, while nearby the casual and the well-off bathe in blood.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Feb. 13.

SOURCE: Comics Continuum & ComicList

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