If one word can be used to describe Dark Horse as a publisher, it's probably "eclectic." Showing that off a little bit, we had three quite different books dropped into the Newsarama inbox over the weekend, premiering a few of their June 2011 releases. That's right, we're looking at the summer already! So take a look at these covers and solicitations, and let us (and Dark Horse) know what you think about them on Twitter or Facebook.CREEPY #6
Joe R. Lansdale (W), Alice Henderson (W), Christopher A. Taylor (W), Jason Shawn Alexander (P/Cover), and Nathan Fox (P)
On sale June 29
b&w, 48 pages
Run! Hide! Call the authorities! You’ll find all your efforts futile . . . It was foolish to think you could escape Creepy #6! There will be no mercy shown as you recoil in horror at tales brought to you by Joe R. Lansdale, Nathan Fox, Christopher A. Taylor, Jason Shawn Alexander, Alice Henderson, and more! Featuring 48 bone-chilling pages Creepy #6 will make your summer scream!
• Continuing the rich, horror-filled history of Creepy comics!
• The only horror comics anthology currently on the market!THE STRANGE CASE OF MR. HYDE #3 (of 4)
Cole Haddon (W), M. S. Corley (A/Cover), and Jim Campbell (C)
On sale June 29
FC, 32 pages
Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard arrested the wrong man when he locked Leather Apron up for the murders of several Whitechapel prostitutes. Jack the Ripper is still on the loose and, worse, appears to be in league with powerful forces that have a vested interest in keeping him in business. Adye once again turns to the imprisoned Dr. Henry Jekyll for help. Will their unholy alliance redeem our hero from his arrogant mistakes, or push him even closer to the edge of the abyss Jekyll calls home?
• Featuring art by exciting newcomer M. S. Corley!
• Weaving together the Jack the Ripper legend with elements of the classic tale of Jekyll and Hyde.
™ © 2011 Dark Horse Comics, Inc.USAGI YOJIMBO #138
Stan Sakai (W/A)
On sale June 22
b&w, 24 pages
The Red Scorpion gang has terrorized the countryside for months, and its members have been the culprits behind many of Usagi’s recent adventures. In this issue, Usagi finally faces the Red Scorpion himself! But defeating both the Scorpion and the mercenaries at his side may be too much even for the rabbit ronin—unless he has some help.
• The heart-pounding conclusion to the story arc “Those Who Tread on the Scorpion’s Tail”!
• Usagi has his final showdown with the Red Scorpion!
Usagi Yojimbo™ © 2011 Stan Sakai.