DARK HORSE COMICS October 2018 Solicitations

Dark Horse October 2018 cover
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Neil Gaiman! P. Craig Russell!
American Gods: My Ainsel #7
Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Scott Hampton (A/C), Jennifer T. Lang (C), Glenn Fabry (Cover), Adam Brown (Cover), and David Mack (Variant cover)
On sale Oct 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
As Shadow follows Wednesday around the country, he eventually finds himself face to face with Laura, who lays down some difficult truths about the time she was alive and with him.
The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award–winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series!

Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #3 (of 4)
Evan Dorkin (W), Benjamin Dewey (A/Cover), and Tyler Crook (Variant cover)
On sale Oct 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The Wise Dogs encounter a survivor of the Cotter Farm massacre who agrees to lead them to the witch-cult's camp high in the mountains, which can only be reached by a treacherous path leading through a series of insidious traps and a host of deadly creatures.
• Variant cover by Tyler Crook!

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #6
Jeff Lemire (W), Rich Tommaso (A/Cover), and Farel Dalrymple (Variant Cover)
On sale Oct 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns!
After the shocking revelations in the last issue, Colonel Weird finds himself a stranger in a strange land, where reality is ever-changing!

Blackwood Volume 1 TP
Evan Dorkin (W), Veronica Fish (A/Cover), and Andy Fish (A)
On sale Dec 19
FC, 96 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”
When four teenagers with haunted pasts enroll in Blackwood College—a school that trains students in the occult—their desire to enhance their supernatural abilities and bond with others is hampered by an undead dean's curse, ghosts in their dorm, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, a plague of mutant insects, and the discovery of an ancient evil that forces our heroes to undergo a crash course in the occult for the sake of the world. Collects issues #1–#4 of the series, a bonus sketchbook section, pinups by Becky Cloonan, Tyler Crook, Stacey Lee, and Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire!
Blackwood is like Harry Potter mixed with Deadly Class. It keeps all the supernatural elements and ups the danger factor considerably.” –Horror Talk

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth Volume 4 HC
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Cameron Stewart (W/A), Chris Roberson (W), Laurence Campbell (A/Cover), Joe Querio (A), Tyler Crook (A), James Harren (A), Mike Norton (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Dec 26
FC, 408 pages
$34.99
HC, 7” x 10”
The B.P.R.D. continues to lead the defense against the apocalyptic Ogdru Hem from Japan to America, as the team splits up and Kate is possessed. Howards and a team of agents find themselves attempting to liberate a small town that holds secrets from Howards’ Hyperborean past.
Elsewhere, B.P.R.D. field agent Ashley Strode attempts to purge a demon from a 100-year-old exorcist, utilizing a deadly rite that sends both of them into a spiritual hell and setting her on a path to battling a demon who is kidnapping and eating children.
This hardcover edition collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth volumes 10-11 and 14, plus bonus material.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning TP
Christos Gage (W), Joss Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Karl Story (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Stephanie Hans (Cover)
On sale Dec 12
FC, 112 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Angel brings news of an amassing evil force—Wolfram & Hart, a legion of demons, and Harth, vampire from the future—to Buffy and her crew. Realizing this fight will be more than they can handle alone, the gang travels to the future to recruit the Slayer Fray—Harth’s twin sister—and learn of their dismal fate should they fail in the ultimate battle with Harth and his legion.He is after the power of the Slayers . . . this is the reckoning . . . and it could be the end of Buffy, Fray, and all the Slayers, forever. Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1–#4.
“This reads like a stake through the heart for emotional punch. This is going to take some time to recover from. Beautifully heartbreaking!”—Sci-Fi Pulse

Call of Duty: Zombies 2 #2
Justin Jordan (W), Andres Ponce (P), Mauro Vargas (I), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale Oct 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Meet the brand-new cast of characters from this year’s Call of Duty®: Zombies offering in this prequel!
Tempted by the possibility of discovering an ancient depository of humanity’s greatest secrets, a brilliant chemist with a troubled past, travels across the globe in search of forbidden knowledge. Unfortunately, his past is coming too!

The Conan Reader TP
Kurt Busiek (W), Fred Van Lente (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Joe R. Lansdale (W), Ron Marz (W), Ariel Olivetti (A), Kelley Jones (A), Timothy Truman (A), Bart Sears (A), Dave Stewart (C), and others
On sale Dec 12
FC, 688 pages
$29.99
TP, 7” x 10”
A vast hoard for the taking, collecting Conan one-shots, short stories, and miniseries from the finest creators in all of graphic fiction, including Kurt Busiek, P. Craig Russell, Fred Van Lente, Kelley Jones, Ariel Olivetti, Dave Stewart, and many, many more. Nearly 700 pages of clashing swords, malefic wizardy, and forgotten kingdoms! Collects Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur, Conan: Book of Thoth, Conan and the People of the Black Circle, Conan and the Songs of the Dead, Conan: The Blood-Stained Crown and Other Stories,andConan: The Daughters of Midora and Other Stories.
“Dark Horse can do no wrong when it comes to handling the Conan franchise.”—Comics Bulletin

Death Orb #1
Ryan Ferrier (W), Alejandro Aragon (A/Cover), and Chris O’Halloran (C)
On sale Oct 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Rider, an ax-wielding wasteland survivor, carves a bloody path across a war-torn North America ruled over by the Lords, the mysterious Father, and their cult followers as he searches for his abducted wife and child. Information from one of Father’s hired mercenaries could lead Rider to his family—if the Lords don’t take him out first.
• From the creator of D4VE and Marvel’sSecret Wars: Battleworld.
• Fast-paced manga-style action in a Road Warrior setting.

Disney Frozen: Breaking Boundaries #3
Joe Caramagna (W), Kawaii Creative Studio (A/Cover), and Steve Thompson (Variant cover)
On sale Oct 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Anna and Mari’s search for the perfect job suddenly has them working to save the day when they delve into the mystery of missing cargo. Meanwhile, animals from the forest have found their way to the village! Elsa must find a way to work with the neighboring kingdom and return the animals back to their woodland home . . .

Dragon Age: The Calling Deluxe Edition HC
David Gaider (W), Stefano Martino (A), Álvaro Sarraseca (A), Andres Ponce (A), German Ponce (A), and Sarah Terry (Cover)
On sale Oct 17
b&w, 400 pages
$29.99
HC, 6” x 9”
After two hundred years of exile, King Maric has allowed the Grey Wardens to return to Ferelden. As soon as they arrive, they alert the king to a grim situation: one of their own has turned and fled to the Deep Roads, intending to join the horrific darkspawn dwelling there. Reluctantly leading the Wardens through the passages he traveled so many years before, the King and his group chase after a deadly secret that will threaten to destroy not only the Grey Wardens, but the kingdom above as well. The Calling is written by Dragon Age lead writer David Gaider and features twenty-four brand-new illustrations by Stefano Martino, Álvaro Sarraseca, Andres Ponce, and German Ponce! This deluxe edition also features an intricately designed foil-stamped hardcover!

The sequel to Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne!
Dragon Age: Deception #1
Nunzio DeFilippis (W), Christina Weir (W), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Sachin Teng (Cover)
On sale Oct 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
BioWare’s best-selling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse!
Olivia Pryde hasn’t worked an honest day in years. Once an actress, she now lives by the con, and has come to Tevinter with a new target: Calix Qintara, the heir to a wealthy house. Once she approaches the young man, she quickly realizes that he is not exactly who he says he is—and she may be in too deep. • The creative team from Dragon Age: Knight Errant returns!
• Covers by Sachin Teng!

EC Archives: Vault of Horror Volume 5 HC
William Gaines (W), Johnny Craig (W/A), Al Feldstein (W), Carl Wessler (W), Graham Ingels (A), Joe Orlando (A), Jack Davis (A), Al Williamson (A), and others
On sale Dec 12
FC, 168 pages
$49.99
HC, 8” x 11”
Dark Horse Comics brings even more macabrely majestic stories from the Vault! This terrifying tome has been digitally recolored—using Marie Severin’s original palette as a guide—and features stories drawn by all-star comic artists Johnny Craig, Graham Ingels, Joe Orlando, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, and George Evans! Collects Vault of Horror issues #36–#40.

Eerie Archives Volume 25 HC
Victor de la Fuente (W/A), Budd Lewis (W), Don McGregor (W), E.R. Cruz (A), Bob Morello (A), Sanjulian (Cover), and others
On sale Dec 19
b&w, 288 pages
$49.99
HC, 8” x 10”
Tales of gruesome horror, astonishing fantasy, and white-knuckle adventure from one of comics’ most acclaimed magazines. Featuring stories by Victor de la Fuente, Don McGregor, E.R. Cruz, Budd Lewis, Val Mayerik, and others, Eerie Archives Volume 25 presents nearly 300 pages of chills and thrills in deluxe hardcover format.

Game of Thrones Magnet 4-Pack
On sale Sept 26
$9.99
Four magnets; two houses. Stark and Targaryen sigils and images of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow pair up in this set of 1.25” magnets. Packaged in a handy clear plastic hinged case.

 

Game of Thrones: Targaryen Throne Replica
On sale Nov 21
12.5” L x 5.5” H x 7.25” D
$129.99
Deep within the walls of Dragonstone Castle, the birthplace of Daenerys Targaryen and the ancestral stronghold of House Targaryen, sits the Targaryen Throne. The throne is once again taken by House Targaryen , when Daenerys claims her rightful place in season 7.
The throne has the appearance of ancient stone slab carving, reflected in this meticulously hand painted polyresin statue, from the fantastical world of Game of Thrones.
A must have for collectors of anything Game of Thrones!

Gamma #2 (of 4)
Ulises Farinas (W/A/Cover), Erick Freitas (W), and Melody Often (C)
On sale Oct 31
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Dusty feels like he’s on the top of the world, protecting the world as Red Guardian as well as being a world champion Monster League fighter. All that is lost when his own cockiness alienates those he desires most, and he faces his first loss at the hands of his rival, Dex. Now at his lowest, Dusty has to climb from the bottom, and somehow try to save face.

Gantz Omnibus volume 2 TP
Hiroya Oku (W/A/Cover)
On sale Dec 19
b&w, 664 pages
$24.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4"
Ordinary Tokyo citizens resurrected from death by a mysterious black orb, the Gantz team is conscripted to fight bizarre, deadly aliens in a game that promises release from the game . . . or oblivion. But the game’s purpose is unclear, and the stakes are far greater than survival!
Gantz has sold over fifteen million copies in Japan!
• Popular anime series, live-action feature.

Halo: Collateral Damage HC
Alex Irvine (W), Dave Crosland (A), Sherard Jackson (A), Leonard O’Grady (C), and Zak Hartong (Cover)
On sale Dec 5
FC, 80 pages
$19.99
HC, 7” x 10”
The Master Chief and Blue Team are deployed by the UNSC to Alpha Corvi II, a precarious human colony world, seeking to halt the Covenant’s efforts to uncover something hidden below the planet’s surface. The Spartan strike team quickly finds out that they will have to rely on eachother and a small cadre of human rebels in order to survive and complete their mission. Collects Halo: Collateral Damageissues #1-#3.

Joe Golem: The Drowning City #2 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), Chris Golden (W), Peter Bergting (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Oct 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
As a madman’s plot to pierce the veil between worlds brings the Drowning City ever closer to doom, Simon Church and Joe Golem race against time to find an ancient artifact before its power is used for evil. But even a golem may not be able to withstand the menace of the mysterious gas-men . . .

Mystery Science Theater 3000 #2
Joel Hodgson (W), Harold Buchholz (W), Matt McGinnis (W), Mary Robinson (W), Seth Robinson (W), Sharyl Volpe (W), Todd Nauck (A/Cover), Mike Manly (A/C), Jack Pollock (A/C), Wes Dzioba (C), and Steve Vance (Variant cover)
On sale Oct 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Incepted into three different public domain comics by Kinga Forrester’s Bubbulat-R, the heroes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 struggle to riff themselves free. While Jonah plays second fiddle to 1940s heroine Black Cat, and Tom Servo enjoys being a real live boy in Johnny Jason, Teen Reporter, something strange is happening to Crow in the pages of Horrific . . .
• Created for comics by Joel Hodgson!
• The hit Netflix show has come to comics!

Olivia Twist #2
Darin Strauss (W), Adam Dalva (W), Emma Vieceli (A), Lee Loughridge (C), and Vanessa Del Rey (Cover)
On sale Oct 24
FC, 32 pages
$4.99
Miniseries
2050 London: The Esthers send Olivia on a heist into the Vertical City—a mile-high tower, the last refuge for wealthy Americans who have lost their country.  But there's incredible danger waiting for her on all sides: the mysterious killer from her nightmares, machine-augmented men, the most powerful C.E.O. in the world. And there is also, as it turns out, an even greater danger for Olivia: a love triangle.

Predator: The Essential Comics Volume 1 TP
Mark Verheiden (W), Chris Warner (P/Cover), Ron Randall (P), Sam de la Rosa (I), Randy Emberlin (I), and Steve Mitchell (I)
On sale Dec 6
FC, 416 pages
$24.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Brutal, invisible, nearly unstoppable. He is the hunter from the stars . . . the Predator.
Before the film Predator 2, there were these comics—a four-color sequel to one of the greatest action films of all time. Written by Mark Verheiden and illustrated by comics mainstays Chris Warner and Ron Randall. Collects Predator: Concrete Jungle TP, Predator: Cold War TP, and Predator: Dark River TP.

Predator: Hunters II #3
Chris Warner (W), Agustin Padilla (A/Cover A), and Neeraj Menon (A)
On sale Oct 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Afghanistan is called the “Graveyard of Empires,” but it may also soon be the graveyard of the Hunters when they go up against a Predator who has honed its skills fighting the jihadi and U.S. forces!
“This whole weird pulpy world is so fun and gorgeous.” —IGN

The Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #4
Jeff Lemire (W), Wilfredo Torres (A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C), and Brendan McCarthy (Variant cover)
On sale Oct 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
With their original plan seemingly foiled, the current rag tagteam of Quantum Leaguers travels to a mysterious land and discovers a long forgotten foe with crucial ties to the Eisner-winning Black Hammer series.

Ralph Breaks the Internet—Click Start: Choose Your Own Internet Adventure HC
Joe Caramagna (W), Amy Mebberson (W/P), Emilio Urbano (P), Andrea Greppi (A), and others
On sale Dec 4
FC, 64 pages
$10.99
HC, 6” x 9”
A choose-your-own-adventure-style prequel to Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2, takes Ralph and BFF Vanellope von Schweetz on a journey through the internet with you in the lead! Then, in a bonus 8-page short sequel to the film, Vanellope explores the wonders of OhMyDisney.com.
• Two stories, set before and after the events of the feature film!

The Ring of the Nibelung TP
P. Craig Russell (W/A/cover)
On sale Dec 26
FC, 448 pages
$24.99
TP, 7” x 10”
The Eisner Award-winning series, collected in one volume, presents one of the grandest stories of Western civilization, now one of the most explosive epics in the history of comics.
Giants plot against gods, who in turn tear human lovers apart, while the lives of great warriors are ruined, and murder after murder is committed in the name of love and gold. It's the epic as it was meant to be read.
This new high point in Russell's distinguished career as a true artist's artist includes behind-the-scenes production art, notes on the adaptation by the artist, and high-res scans of the original art. Collects The Ring of the Nibelung Volumes 1 and 2.

The Seeds #3
Ann Nocenti (W) and David Aja (A/cover)
On sale Oct 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The American Dream is invited to a shooting party, Lola and Race hit a rough patch, Astra goes to an AA meeting, the Queen Maker's experiments in the no-drone-zone get nasty, and the birds and the bees have a little chat. By award-winning artist David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist) and filmmaker, journalist, and legendary comics writer Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Catwoman).

She Could Fly #4
Christopher Cantwell (W), Martin Morazzo (A/Cover), and Miroslav Mrva (C)
On sale Oct 10
FC, 32 pages
$4.99
Miniseries
Luna’s journey to get to the bottom of the Flying Woman’s death finally comes to a head, just as EON-DEF, Chinese Intelligence, and the U.S. government encircle the Brewster household.  Will any of the family survive the encounter? And even if they do, will the stress of all this mentally break Luna once and for all?
The final chapter in the acclaimed series!

StarCraft: Scavengers #4
Jody Houser (W), Gabriel Guzmán (A/Cover), and Michael Atiyeh (C)
On sale Oct 31
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
A seemingly simple salvage operation goes horribly wrong when terran space scavengers and investigating Dominion forces are both tormented by an unseen, lethal monster! Writer Jody Houser (Spider-Man, Mother Panic) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Star Wars, Mass Effect) collaborate on a thrilling new sci-fi series that expands the universe of Blizzard’s hit game.

Stranger Things #2
Jody Houser (W), Stefano Martino (P), Keith Champagne (I), Lauren Affe (C), Aleksi Briclot (Cover), Greg Ruth (Variant cover), Steve Morris (Variant cover), and Patrick Satterfield (Photo variant)
On sale Oct 31
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Stuck in the mysterious Upside Down, Will Byers is cold, scared and starving. He uses his last bullet to temporarilydrive away the Demogorgon. Drawing on lessons learned from D&D, Will hunts for food and supplies to prepare for whatever lies ahead. After discovering he can affect the lights in his family home, brief excitement turns to terror when he realizes he isn’t the only one that wants to break through to the other side.
• Written by award-winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic).
• Based on Will’s unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things.

Terminator: Sector War #3 (of 4)
Brian Wood (W), Jeff Stokely (A), Robert Sammelin (Cover), and Tula Lotay (Variant cover)
On sale Oct 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The price for protection from the T-800 is to betray the uniform and destroy key evidence in a case against local crime boss Papa Oso. Were it just her, Officer Lucy Castro would never give in, but she’s fighting for two now, and is determined to make it through to dawn. Gerard Way & Gabriel Bá reunite!

Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1
Gerard Way (W), Gabriel Bá (A/Cover/Variant cover), and Nick Filardi (C)
On sale Oct 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Faced with an increasing number of lunatics with superpowers eager to face off with his own wunderkind brood, Sir Reginald Hargreeves developed the ultimate solution …
Now, just a few years after Hargreeves's death, his Umbrella Academy is scattered. Number Five is a hired gun, Kraken is stalking big game, Rumor is dealing with the wreckage of her marriage, a rotund Spaceboy runs around the streets of Tokyo, Vanya continues her physical therapy after being shot in the head—and no one wants to even mention Seance until issue #2.
With a Netflix series soon to debut, the award-winning and best-selling superhero series returns, stranger than ever—

 

And their past is coming back to hunt them.
Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #7 (of 7)
Stan Sakai (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 24
b&w, 28 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The stunning conclusion to Stan Sakai’s “Hidden” arc! Usagi and Inspector Ishida uncover the truth just as the Shogunate agents attack. Trapped by flames and assassins, not only are the pair’s lives in danger, but the secret they’ve just discovered may vanish with them as a raging fire threatens to annihilate the city—destroying everything and everyone within it.

War Bears #2 (of 3)
Margaret Atwood (W) and Ken Steacy (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 3
FC, 32 pages
$4.99
Miniseries
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale comes this historical fiction graphic novel tracing the Golden Age of comic books.
Al Zurakowski is living his dream to be a cartoonist working on his own creation, Oursonette, but the demands of his publisher starting to take a toll. Add tough news regarding his brother are fighting the war in Europe, and the weight of the world is proving difficult for Al. That said, his real-life struggles translate well to fuel his creative endeavors. 

The Whispering Dark #1
Christofer Emgård (W) and Tomás Aira (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
An Army pilot confronts a supernatural horror in this thriller in the tradition of Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness and Coppola’s Apocalypse Now!
Hannah Vance believes her faith in God can survive anything. But when her helicopter is shot down behind enemy lines, she will fight and kill on an ever-more-savage battlefield, desperate for a way home. On the horizon, an evil waits for her—and freedom, of a sort.
• Emgård was a writer on Battlefield 1 and Star Wars Battlefront II!
• Aira was an artist on War Stories and Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath!

The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt—Geralt in Bath Statuette
On sale Nov 21
8” L x 3.5” H x 5.5” W
$79.99
Originally an in-game scene, turned internet meme, turned CD Projekt Red April Fools joke, the demand that this be brought to life from Witcher fans became too great to bear.
Dark Horse is proud to bring you this marvelously detailed, hand-painted polyresin statuette featuring Geralt of Rivia relaxing and healing from his perilous journeys, in a candlelit bath, complete with his rubber ducky!

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