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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

DARK HORSE COMICS FOR JUNE

ALABASTER #3

Written by Caitlín R. Kiernan, art by Steve Lieber, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg, cover by Greg Ruth.

A glimpse into Dancy's past, as she follows her two guides--each less trustworthy than the other--deeper into the twisted maze of the town.

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

ANGEL & FAITH #11

Written by Christos Gage, art by Rebekah Isaacs, colored by Dan Jackson, cover by Steve Morris, variant cover by Rebekah Isaacs.

When yet another unexpected visitor shows up on Faith and Angel's doorstep, the pair are pulled into a quest that has the potential to give Angel everything he's been looking for--you know, if they succeed and survive.

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

ARCHIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 6 HC

Written and art by various.

The funniest archive series ever continues! By 1946 Archie and the gang were so popular that Archie sold in the millions and MLJ Magazines changed its name to Archie Comics, a transformation that takes place in these pages. Don't miss this volume's two-hundred-plus pages of postwar Archie, the humor comic that defined the modern teenager for generations! Collects all Archie material from Archie Comics #19–#22 and Pep Comics #57–#58. Introduction by Mark Hamill! Includes bonus stories and vintage ads!

232 pages, $49.99, in stores on August 8.

BALTIMORE: DR. LESKOVAR'S REMEDY #1

Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, art by Ben Stenbeck, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Ben Stenbeck, variant cover by Mike Mignola.

An army of malformed vampires controls a small Croatian town, but Lord Henry Baltimore arrives to put an end to this madness, fighting his way to their creator--a twisted surgeon akin to Moreau and Mengele!

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

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: THE DEVIL'S ENGINE #2

Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, art by Tyler Crook, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Duncan Fegredo.

A B.P.R.D. agent teams with a psychic crust-punk to combat giant bat-faced monsters as all hell breaks lose!

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

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: EXORCISM #1

Written by Mike Mignola and Cameron Stewart, art by Cameron Stewart, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Viktor Kalvachev.

Field agent Ashley Strode, last seen in B.P.R.D.: War on Frogs, is deployed to a Mexican village after a demon commands her to release one of its brethren, or lose the soul of a small child. Featuring Ota Benga from B.P.R.D.: 1947.

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

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH VOLUME 3: RUSSIA TP

Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, art by Tyler Crook and Duncan Fegredo, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Mike Mignola.

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. Collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia #1-#5 and "B.P.R.D.: An Unmarked Grave" from Dark Horse Presents #8.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 15.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 VOLUME 1: FREEFALL TP

Written by Joss Whedon and Andrew Chambliss, penciled by Georges Jeanty and Karl Moline, inked by Dexter Vines and Andy Owens, colored by Michelle Madsen, cover by Jo Chen.

Season 8 ended with a bang that cut the world off from magic--culminating in another set of world-ending problems. Buffy has left her best friend, Willow, powerless, and brought an end to a millennia-long tradition of superpowered girls. By day, Buffy is a twenty-something waitress with no real direction, and even though magic is gone, she's still a vampire Slayer by night. Bigger problem? Vampires are becoming an epidemic . . . of zompires! Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1–#5.

136 pages, $17.99, in stores on August 1.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #10

Written by Andrew Chambliss and Scott Allie, penciled by Cliff Richards, inked by Andy Owens, colored by Michelle Madsen, cover by Phil Noto, variant cover by Georges Jeanty.

While Buffy is undertaking an away mission with Spike and Andrew, the SFPD is starting to really feel the effect of the rapid zompire population growth . . . With Buffy out of town, as the only Scoobies in the vicinity, Xander and Dawn have been approached for guidance. Buffy needs to get herself back together and home to SF quick, but facing Slayer Simone and her unexpected ally is going to make it a rough job!

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

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: DRUSILLA #1

Written by Juliet Landau, penciled by Cliff Richards and Tim Seeley, inked by Andy Owens, colored by Cris Peters, cover by Steve Morris, variant cover by Georges Jeanty.

As Drusilla flees through the streets of London, her savagery is witnessed by a documentary filmmaker who becomes fixated on her. He wants to bring the story behind such a unique and mysterious specimen to the big screen! His hunt for Drusilla, past, present, and future, sets him on a path of no return!

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

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5

Written by Brian Wood, art by James Harren, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

Brian Wood and James Harren turn up the intensity in "The Argos Deception" Part 2! Conan's pirate days may already be over! Captured for his past crimes in Messantia, the Cimmerian faces public execution before a mob baying for his blood. But will he really lose his head--or is it all part of Bêlit's plan?

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

CONAN: THE DAUGHTERS OF MIDORA AND OTHER STORIES TP

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti, Ron Marz, Timothy Truman, Ben Truman and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Michael Avon Oeming, Mark Texeira, Bart Sears and Marian Churchland, covers by Mark Texeira and Marian Churchland.

In addition to a brand-new story by Michael Avon Oeming (Rapture, Powers), this volume sees Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex) and Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider) introduce readers to the daughters of Midora, Ron Marz (Green Lantern) and Bart Sears (The Helm) visit the Island of No Return, and Tim Truman (King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel) and Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) provide a breathtaking yarn of their own! A must-buy for any Conan fan! Collects Conan and the Daughters of Midora, Conan: Island of No Return #1–#2, and stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #11 and USA Today.

120 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 15.

CONAN VOLUME 12: THRONE OF AQUILONIA HC

Written by Roy Thomas, penciled by Mike Hawthorne and Dan Panosian, inked by John Lucas and Dan Panosian, colored by Dan Jackson, cover by Aleksi Briclot.

Conan finds himself wrapped up in a plot to unseat the king of Aquilonia as his journey down the Road of Kings concludes. But when everything goes wrong, the Cimmerian and his coconspirators become lost in the catacombs beneath the city, surrounded by zombies and monstrous insects, all while civil war brews above their heads! Collects Conan: Road of Kings #7-#12.

152 pages, $24.99, in stores on August 1.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #13

By John Layman, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Andrew Vachss, John Arcudi, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley, Francesco Francavill, Dean Motter, Mike Baron, Sam Kieth, Jonathan Case, Phil Noto, Christopher Mitten, Victor Drujiniu, Geof Darrow and Steve Rude, cover by Phil Noto.

Dark Horse's woman in white returns with a whole new twist as Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto reboot Ghost--a new incarnation of Elisa Cameron revived in the pages of Dark Horse Presents!

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

EMPOWERED DELUXE EDITION VOLUME II HC

Written and art by Adam Warren.

Behold, fools! Yet another towering stockpile of much-vaunted Sexy Superhero Comedy looms nigh! Adam Warren's Empowered Deluxe Edition Volume II collects betwixt its Covers Most Hard every scintilla of silliness, sensuality, and sporadic seriousness contained within Empowered volumes 4, 5, and 6! This colossal cornucopia further boasts a bounteous bevy of rarely seen bonus treasures galore, such as Sketches Most Saucy, Artwork Unpublished, Vainglorious Notes from the Auteur, and far more still! Release your inner Demonwolf, mortals . . . IF YOU DARE!

656 pages, $59.99, in stores on August 29.

FATIMA: THE BLOOD SPINNERS #1

Written, art and cover by Gilbert Hernandez, variant cover by Peter Bagge.

Comics luminary Gilbert Hernandez envisions his strangest, most thrilling future yet! A drug called "spin" offers the wildest trip imaginable, followed by its users' inevitable, rapid deterioration into undead flesh eaters. Despite the side effect, the drug is so popular that the human population is dying out! With no cure to be found, the beautiful, lovesick Fatima may be the only thing standing between the survivors and the apocalypse. Get ready for four issues of zombies, drug lords, and gorgeous women!

24 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on June 20.

GAME OF THRONES

As HBO heads into season 2 of the award-winning television series Game of Thrones, we continue our line of products featuring the sigils of the various families. We offer two patches, a mug, and a coaster set, which includes four coasters with the sigils for Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, and a new Baratheon sigil, as seen in season two.

Game of Thrones Coffee Mug: Greyjoy, $12.99, in stores on July 11.

Game of Thrones Embroidered Patch: Greyjoy, $4.99, in stores on July 11.

Game of Thrones Embroidered Patch: Tully, $4.99, in stores on July 11.

Game of Thrones Season 2 Coaster Set, $9.99, in stores on July 11.

GANTZ VOLUME 24 TP

Written and art by Hiroya Oku.

As the mind-boggling 100-point alien boss unleashes its horrors upon the overmatched Osaka Gantz team, the Tokyo team is forced by the Gantz orb to join the battle, but even their numbers fail to turn the tide. When all hope seems lost, the legendary alien fighter Hachira Oka returns from exile and enters the battlefield with his fearsome arsenal of weapons. But if the mighty Oka falls to the shape-shifting monstrosity, could this be humanity's last stand as well?

216 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on August 15.

THE GOON: FISH CANNERS JERSEY

Although everyone on Lonely Street knows the Goon is as tough as they come, perhaps his toughest crew ever was when, under the benevolent sponsorship of Andolini's Fish, the notorious Fish Canners football team was formed. Kick off your own championship season (or just kick someone) with your own Fish Canners replica jersey. The jersey is high-quality cotton/polyester, with custom cut-and-sew sleeve application. The stripes on the sleeves are garment dyed for a softer feel.

M-XL: $34.99, XXL: $36.99, in stores on July 18.

THE MANARA LIBRARY VOLUME 3 HC

Written by Milo Manara, Federico Fellini and Silverio Pisu, art by Milo Manara.

Milo Manara's collaborations with legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini take center stage in this latest volume of The Milo Manara Library! Together, these two masters produced the beautiful, surreal stories "Trip to Tulum" and "The Voyage of G. Mastorna," the latter of which is presented in English for the first time! Completing this volume is Manara's collaboration with Silverio Pisu on the satirical update of a Chinese fable, "The Ape," as well as a large selection of short stories displaying the maestro's illustrative versatility!

268 pages, black and white, $59.99, in stores on August 8.

MARVEL CLASSIC CHARACTER SERIES 2 #1: THOR

Dark Horse relaunches the Marvel Classic Character line of Syroco-style statuettes with series 2. Thor debuted in the science fiction/fantasy anthology title Journey into Mystery #83 in 1962,created by editor/plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and artist Jack Kirby. He has entered the pantheon of Marvel's greatest characters, and we have returned to his roots with our signature vintage-style collectible treatment.

Limited to 850 numbered pieces Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet Measures 5 1/2" tall, $49.95, in stores on July 18.

THE MASSIVE #1

Written by Brian Wood, art by Kristian Donaldson, colored by Dave Stewart, covers by Brian Wood, Kristian Donaldson and Rafael Grampa.

In a post-war, post-crash, post-disaster, post-everything world, the environmental-action trawler Kapital scours the earth's oceans for its mysteriously missing sister ship, The Massive. Captain Callum Israel, a man who has dedicated his life to the ocean, now must ask himself -- as our planet dies -- what it means to be an environmentalist after the world's ended. Callum and his crew will come up against pirates, rebels, murderers, and thieves as they struggle to remain noble toward their cause. Can you save a planet that's already doomed?

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

MIND MGMT #2

Written, art and cover by Matt Kindt.

Young journalist Meru's investigation into MIND MGMT, an espionage unit of psychic spies, and the rogue field agent whose defection nearly destroyed the entire operation becomes even more complicated when the CIA takes an interest! But whose side are they on? As the story takes her from Mexico to Zanzibar, Meru discovers more clues about MIND MGMT's history and encounters some of its victims, all while pursued by tireless Immortals!

24 pages, $3.99, in stors on June 27.

OH MY GODDESS! VOLUME 42 TP

Written and art by Kosuke Fujishima.

Mokkurkalfi, Hell's mistress of machines, is the next door warden Keiichi and the goddesses must pass. With her mechanical skills, she's the natural opponent of Skuld . . . but unlike her, Mokkurkalfi has no love for her inventions, instead setting them against each other viciously, to retain only those strongest in battle! Will so ruthless an approach to robots be the defeat of the youngest goddess . . . and of them all?

176 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on August 29.

ORCHID #8

Written by Tom Morello, art by Scott Hepburn, colored by Dan Jackson, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

Chased by eight-legged killing machines, Orchid and the Shadow Rebels flee from the ruins of their last battle to regroup, but can all among their number be trusted? Meanwhile, furious that General China's mask has escaped his clutches once again, vicious dictator Tomo Wolfe rallies his troops to mount a pursuit of the thieves.

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

PROTOTYPE 2 HC

Written by Dan Jolley, art by Paco Diaz, Chris Staggs, Victor Drujiniu and Jonas Trindade, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Paco Diaz.

Return to the virus-infected Manhattan of Prototype in this new graphic novel bridging the blockbuster game with its highly anticipated sequel! Written by Prototype 2 game writer and comics writer Dan Jolley (JSA: The Liberty File, Firestorm, BloodHound), this volume includes three original stories, previously only available digitally, enriching the stories of the central characters of Prototype 2 and revealing secrets of the devastated NYZ!

80 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 1.

RAGEMOOR #4

Written by Jan Strnad, art and cover by Richard Corben.

A living castle seeks an heir who will protect its walls with an army of insect men. Will its owner be able to set the hive on fire in time, or will Castle Ragemoor's mad power endure?

32 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on June 20.

RESET #3

Written, art and cover by Peter Bagge.

Immersing himself in the Reset project, washed-up actor Guy Krause explores the original "open world" game of his own imagination! However, the corporate (possibly government) lab technicians who are running the Reset experiments need Guy to tone down on the fun and get back to dealing with his "life issues." Being a guinea pig for science has oddly boosted Guy's confidence -- so much, in fact, that he boldly asks a lifelong secret crush out on a date!

24 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on June 20.

RESIDENT ALIEN #2

Written by Peter Hogan, art and cover by Steve Parkhouse.

A stranded alien bides his time in the sleepy town of Patience, USA. Living undercover as a semi-retired doctor, his only hope is to stay off humanity's radar until he can be rescued. When he's pulled into a surprising murder mystery by the town's desperate mayor and struggling police chief, Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle learns more about the human condition than he ever wanted to. He also finds police procedural work to be oddly appealing, and it'll certainly kill time until he's found.

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

RIVEN TP

Written by Bo Hampton and Robert Tinnell, art by Bo Hampton, cover by Bo Hampton.

Katya has been in a coma for five years, and when she awakes, everything has changed. Now she is a gorgeous teenager with a mysterious, gruesome past, becoming aware of a growing, terrifying power inside her body, triggered by the touch of the full moon, eager to break free . . . Can Katy solve the mystery of her blood-drenched nightmares before they become reality?

188 pages, $17.99, in stores on August 22.

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #5

Written by Howard Chaykin, Paul Tobin, Ian Edginton and Steve Niles, art by Howard Chaykin, Francesco Francavilla, Richard Pace, Christopher Mitten, colored by Jesus Aburto and Michelle Madsen, covers by Francesco Francavilla and Raymond Swanland.

Howard Chaykin writes and draws a brand-new King Conan tale in Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #5! Steve Niles teams with his Criminal Macabre partner Christopher Mitten to adapt one of Howard's exciting and horrific werewolf stories. Ian Edginton and Richard Pace adapt the Bran Mak Morn yarn "Men of the Shadows" and Paul Tobin and Francesco Francavilla bring the fan-favorite character Dark Agnes back into the fold with their adaptation of "Sword Woman"!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on August 29.

STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES -- BOBA FETT IS DEAD #3

Written by Tom Taylor, art and cover by Chris Scalf.

Boba Fett's half-clone half brother Connor Freeman has stepped into a firefight! Tasked with protecting Boba's former wife and daughter while Fett's killer is found, Connor finds himself up against a Devaronian hit-squad! Meanwhile, as Darth Vader searches for the intruder who so explosively infiltrated the Imperial base on Blackfel, the intruder is setting up an elite stormtrooper platoon for a huge fall!

32 pages, $3.50, in stoers on June 27.

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS--THE SITH HUNTERS TP

Written by Henry Gilroy and Steven Melching, penciled by Vicenc Villagrasa, inked by Vicente Ibanez, cover by Dave Filoni.

Would-be Sith Savage Opress has located his long-lost brother, Darth Maul! Now the two of them have embarked on a killing spree, cutting a deadly swath through the Outer Rim planets. Determined to stop the brothers, the Jedi Council sends a task force of skilled Jedi to hunt them down and bring them to justice. But when you're hunting Sith, be careful . . . You might just catch them! Cover art by Dave Filoni, the supervising director of the TV show The Clone Wars!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on August 29.

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON #2

Written by Haden Blackman, art by Agustin Alessio, cover by Dave Wilkins.

Graduating cadet Tohm's first night as an Imperial officer has already seen him assisting Darth Vader in fighting a traitorous uprising, saving Emperor Palpatine from a deadly plague weapon, and keeping the peace between Vader and the cybernetic Moff Trachta. Now Tohm and Vader have infiltrated the deathly stillness of the abandoned Jedi Temple to confront the secrets of Vader's past, and to learn the facts about the Ghost Prison!

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

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI -- FORCE STORM #5

Written by John Ostrander, penciled by Jan Duursema, inked by Dan Parsons, colored by Wes Dzioba, cover by Jan Duursema.

On ancient Tython, the Force is out of balance, causing a massive Force storm which could destroy the entire planet! As three mighty Je'daii Masters strive to subdue the storm, three of their students struggle to forge an uneasy alliance with the dark stranger whose presence created the storm in the first place. As the first arc of the epic tale comes to a close, powers beyond even the Je'daii's understanding will be revealed, and a threat to the galaxy at large will be unveiled!

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

STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT -- ESCAPE #1

Written by John Jackson Miller, penciled by Marco Castiello, inked by Vincenzo Acunzo, colored by Michael Atiyeh, cover by Benjamie Carrer, variant cover by Mike Hawthorne.

Jedi Knight Kerra Holt's next mission starts with a very personal and ultrasecret investigation! But with the dark realities of Sith territory surrounding her, something unexpected may be taking hold of the lone Jedi! As she takes the first step toward her goal, Kerra knows there will be no turning back!

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

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: CLONE WARS VOLUME 1 -- THE REPUBLIC GOES TO WAR TP

Written and art by various.

The Clone Wars explode across the galaxy! From the stormy seas of Kamino to the rocky hills of Devaron, the battle lines have been drawn, and the Jedi Knights who were once protectors of the peace must become generals, leading the clone armies of the Republic to war! These are the stories that were published immediately after the release of Attack of the Clones, featuring Jedi heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, and Quinlan Vos. Collects Clone Wars Volume 1: Defense of Kamino, Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices, Volume 4: Light and Dark, and Free Comic Book Day 2006.

408 pages, $24.99, in stores on August 22.

THE STRAIN #5

Written by David Lapham, art by Mike Huddleson, colored by Dan Jackson, covers by Mike Huddleston and E.M. Gist.

Consistently a step ahead of the Centers for Disease Control, elderly pawnbroker Abraham Setrakian seems to have an intimate knowledge of the epidemic rapidly spreading across New York City and the hideous creatures it's spawning. How does he know what's happening? Where did he learn about the grotesque monsters roaming the streets at night? And, most importantly, does he know how to stop them?

The scope of the mystery widens as the man who seemingly has all the answers reveals his history in the extermination camps of Nazi-occupied Poland and his first encounter with the beast behind Manhattan's invasion.

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

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