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@DarkHorseComics Solicits for April 2014


Want to know what's coming up for Dark Horse Comics in April and what to add to your Pull-List? The April 2014 Solicits have been released and you can see them below. Also don't forget the solicits for Image, Marvel, DC, IDW, Zenescope, Valiant, Aspen, Boom!, & Dynamite. And if you missed them, check out the past Dark Horse Comics Solicits.





#1 for $1 (large) Emily and the Strangers
Rob Reger (W),Mariah Huehner(W), Emily Ivie(A/Cover), and Buzz Parker (Cover)
On sale Apr 16
FC, 32 pages
$1.00
One-shot
With the help of her trio of troublemaking cats, Emily is determined to make the most rockin’ song the world has ever known and win a legendary haunted guitar . . . but can she do it solo? Only one thing is for sure—what Emily wants, Emily gets . . . sometimes.
• Look for the Emily and the Strangers collection on sale May 2014!
“If the White Stripes, Edward Gorey and Tim Burton had a baby . . . that would be Emily.”—Mania

#1 for $1 (large) Itty Bitty Hellboy
Art Baltazar (W/A/Cover) and Franco (W)
On sale Apr 2
FC, 32 pages
$1.00
One-shot
Who is Hellboy anyway? Why does he have such a big hand and what is it used for? Who's weirder, him or his friends? What is the B.P.R.D.? And what does chicken soup have to do with all of it? All this and more is answered in this premium-priced debut issue where BIG things happen to itty bitty Hellboy!
• Mike Mignola’s characters drawn by Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Superman Family, Aw Yeah!Comics)!
• The Itty Bitty Hellboy TP hits shelves April 16!

Angel & FaithSeason 10 #1
Victor Gischler (W), Will Conrad (A), Michelle Madsen (C), Scott Fischer (Cover), Chris Samnee (Variant cover), and Rebekah Isaacs (Ultravariant cover)
On sale Apr 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Angel’s work is never done. During his most recent world saving, a part of London was transformed and flooded with magic. Who better to watch over this magical community than Angel? At least, that’s what he thinks. Meanwhile, Faith starts a new chapter in her life—slaying zompires alongside Buffy?!
• Will Conrad (Serenity, Nightwing) returns to the Whedonverse!
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

Bad Blood #4 (of 5)
Jonathan Maberry (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)
On sale Apr 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Our heroes finally find the information they need and, with the help of their battle-hardened teacher, they learn the art of fighting vampires. But can they overcome their weaknesses to truly fight the monsters that are after them? Or will they succumb to the battles raging within?
•Art by Eisner Award winner Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D., The Sixth Gun)

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Blackout #2 (of 4)
Frank J. Barbiere (W), Randy Stradley (W), Colin Lorimer (A/C), Doug Wheatley (A), and Micah Kaneshiro(Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Scott Travers’s mysterious suit grants him unseen, unlimited access to almost anywhere and may hold the key to his benefactor’s disappearance. But others will do anything—including kill—to possess the suit. Will Scott give up the search and ditch the suit to save his own skin?
• Story by Frank Barbiere (The White Suits), art by Colin Lorimer (UXB).
•Special King Tiger feature by Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley!
“A fascinating character.”—The Red Shirt Crew

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth#118
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), Rafael Albuquerque (Cover), and Ryan Sook (Variant cover)
On sale Apr 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
With the Russian bureau director on the brink of death, the B.P.R.D. somehow manages to stand their ground against Zinco’s forces, while Liz Sherman and the Black Flame fight fire against fire in the skies of New York, Akira style.
• Art by James Harren (Conan the Barbarian).
• From the pages of Hellboy!
• 4of 5 special variant covers celebrating 20 years of Hellboy!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #2
Christos Gage(W), Rebekah Isaacs(A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson(C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The Scoobies are back—including li’l Giles! Revelations about a new kind of vampire menace and the blank Vampyr book have only just begun. Everyone has a job to do, and for Buffy, it’s treading the road of past relationships! Lucky girl . . .
• The team from Angel & Faith tackles Buffy!
•Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

Captain Midnight #10
Joshua Williamson(W), Fernando Dagnino(A), Ego (C), and Felipe Massafera(Cover)
On sale Apr 30
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Captain Midnight’s search for his old sidekick, Chuck Ramsey, comes to an end—but, thanks to the teleporting assassin Helios, the meeting might not be the friendly reunion he expected.
One of Captain Midnight’s closest friends is about to die! Can he save them?
• Written by Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Masks and Mobsters, Uncharted)!
“Fernando Dagnino nails the action. His art is kinetic and exciting.”—IGN

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Conan the Avenger #1
Fred Van Lente (W), Brian Ching (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Iain McCaig (Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Nursing his broken heart, Conan drinks himself into a stupor in the troubled city of Shumballa—until a brazen act of thievery launches the Cimmerian into a wild hunt and a supernatural adventure!
• A perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
•Cover by Star Wars and The Avengers concept artist Iain McCaig!

Creepy Comics #16
Rachel Deering (W), Ted Naifeh (W/A), Peter Bagge (A), Vanesa R. Del Rey (A), and Julián Totino Tedesco (Cover)
On sale Apr 9
b&w, 40 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
It’s a sickening sweet sixteen! Join Uncle Creepy for some sensational scares from a cavalcade of cursedly clever creators! Rachel Deering and Vanesa R. Del Rey wind up a lovesick mechanical monstrosity, and Ted Naifeh gives a lurid lesson in blackmail and bewitching bedlam! It’s a fright delight!
•New story and art from Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things)!
 •Horror’s rising star Rachel Deering (Anathema, In the Dark)!

Dark Horse Presents #35
Stan Sakai (W/A), Justin Aclin (W), Chad Lambert (W), Dean Motter (W/A/Cover), Mike Richardson (W), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A),Dennis Culver (W/A), Christopher Sebela (W), Darrin Grimwood (W), Brendan McCarthy (W/A), Jamie S. Rich (W), Nicolás Daniel Selma (A), Apri Kusbiantoro (A), Ron Chan (A),Brian Churilla (A), and Brent Schoonover (A)
On sale Apr 16
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing
Stan Sakai’s rabbitronin returns to Dark Horse Presents with a full-color story! Chad Lambert and Apri Kusbiantoro tell another tale of the backstage world behind life in radio! A new chapter in the secret lives of teddy bears is revealed! And long-running serial Integer City comes to its exciting conclusion!
Plus, new installments of Cruel Biology, S.H.O.O.T. First, The Deleted, Davey Jones, Mister X, and Mr. Monster!
“Dark Horse’s prestigious anthology series . . . showcases emerging talent alongside some of the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists comics has to offer.”—ComicsAlliance
“I’ve read a lot of comics anthologies in my time and it’s not often that I’ve seen such a consistently high level of quality throughout.” —Comic Bastards

Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial
Richard Corben(W/A/Cover)
On sale Apr 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
One-shot
The fear of being buried alive is presented in two horrifying Poe adaptations byEisner Hall of Fame inductee Richard Corben—“The Premature Burial” and “The Cask of Amontillado.”
“Richard Corben’s art. Man, the guy just gets better and better. There is no plateau. Corben is like an aged single malt whisky, with depth and maturity added by years.”—Comics Bulletin

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The Eltingville Club #1
Evan Dorkin(W/A/Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
One-shot
After twenty years, three Eisner Awards, and a smattering of hate mail, the Eltingville Comic Book, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Role-Playing Club is finally breaking up. When Bill’s dream job in a comic shop turns into a nightmare for the club, more than bridges and membership cards are burned in a fiery, fan-tastic finale!
• From the creator of Beasts of Burden and Milk & Cheese.

Furious #4 (of 5)
Bryan J. L. Glass(W) and Victor Santos (A/C/Cover)
On sale Apr 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
An innocent man is dead because of Furious, and she's not going to rest—or feel less guilty—until she finds his killer! Returning to the scene of the crime, she takes out her anger on any punk in sight, but is she after justice or just trying to bury her guilt beneath a beating?
• The creators of the Harvey Award–winning Mice Templar join forces again for a creator-owned superhero series!

Ghost #4
Kelly Sue DeConnick(W), Ariel Olivetti (Cover)
On sale Apr 2
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
While Ghost is out busting Chicago’s scum, her friends discover a eulogy written for Elisa Cameron’s funeral. It speaks of her idyllic childhood . . . and a tragic loss of innocence! One woman’s quest for justice comes into focus as past and present meld and the hero now known as Ghost is born!
• Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Avenging Spider-Man) pens a poignant epilogue to the “White City Butcher” arc.

Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight#7 (of 8)
Alex de Campi(W), Gary Erskine(A), and Francesco Francavilla(Cover)
On sale Apr 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Lace up for the “Flesh Feast”! Built on the site of a Puritan-era curse, Camp Oneida is better known today for vicious hockey matches and even more intense pie fights! But when the Devil Doll returns to seduce and kill once more, the Oneida hockey girls make with the high-sticking!
• Gary Erskine (Judge Dredd, The Mask) joins the mayhem!
•Alex de Campi (Smoke, Valentine) brings her blood-and-guts A-game!

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Halo: Escalation #5
Chris Schlerf (W), Ricardo Sánchez (P), Rob Lean (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Missing for thirty years, a legendary UNSC warship is discovered deep behind enemy lines. As Infinity plans a rescue mission, however, Admiral Hood’s past with the ship’s captain threatens to jeopardize the mission. The investigation into the UNSC saboteur continues as the journalist infiltrates an Elite holy land in search of answers.
• An all-new ongoing series from Dark Horse!
• The franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!
•From Christopher Schlerf, lead writer of Halo 4!

Juice Squeezers #4 (of 4)
David Lapham(W/A/Cover) and Lee Loughridge(C)
On sale Apr 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The deadliest bug battle in the history of Weeville is imminent when the Juice Squeezers awaken the dormant horde below Valley May Farms! But what secrets hide below the surface? If he can live through the insect onslaught, the newest Squeezer might just find something truly unbelievable!
• Eisner Award winner David Lapham (Stray Bullets, The Strain) writes and draws his first creator-owned series since 2009’s Young Liars!
• Featured in Free Comic Book Day 2014!

King Conan: The Conqueror #3 (of 6)
Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (A/Cover), and José Villarrubia (C)
On sale Apr 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
The exiled barbarian king’s frantic quest for the mystical Heart of Ahriman leads him to a Stygian city enthralled by a bloodthirsty serpent god! To regain his crown, Conan will have to contend with powerful priests, mad disciples, and slithering monsters—before descending into a dark maze of horrors!
• Continuing the acclaimedHour of the Dragon adaptation!
• Truman, Giorello, and Villarrubia continue to astonish!

Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster #3 (of 5)
Mike Mignola(W), John Arcudi(W), Tonci Zonjic(A/Cover), and Dave Stewart(C)
On sale Apr 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
All police resources are shifted to taking down Lobster Johnson after a vicious grenade fight in the NY streets. Meanwhile, bank vaults all around the city are exploding. Lobster knows it’s a trap, but justice is not afraid of traps.
“Lobster Johnson seems like the sort of deus ex machina hero who will watch and wait and providesthe necessary thrills to justify every cent spent on this comic.”—Comic Book Resources

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Mass Effect: Foundation #10
Mac Walters (W), Tony Parker (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
Before joining Shepard, master thief Kasumi Goto was known as the most skilled burglar in populated space. Witness her early adventures as she pilfers from the galaxy’s most elite—and most dangerous!
• Written by Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 2 and 3!
•A canonical entry in the Mass Effect series!
•Ties directly into Mass Effect 2!
“Mass Effect's lead writer does it again in this next installment of the sci-fi franchise.” —Culture Mass

The Massive #22
Brian Wood(W), Danijel Zezelj(A), Jordie Bellaire(C), and J. P. Leon(Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Roaring across North Africa, a five-mile-long convoy of water trucks represents life for millions of people. Local soldiers sign on as security, and it’s a high-risk job to repel pirates, saboteurs, and well-armed warlords in 120-degree heat. So why is Mary here?
“If you liked Wood’s work on DMZ, or if you just want to read a comic book with some brains, you should take the money you would otherwise spend on a superhero title and give [The Massive] a shot instead.”—Complex

Mind Mgmt #21
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
MIND MGMT goes quiet this month in a special “silent” issue! But in a world of psychics and mind readers, silence screams louder than words!
• Comics visionary Matt Kindt (3 Story) reinvents the silent issue!
•Immortals! Siamese twin assassins! Fights! Thoughts!
•Comics’ most innovative series.

Pariah #3 (of 8)
Aron Warner (W), Philip Gelatt (W), and Brett Weldele (A/Cover)
On sale Apr 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
The last Vitro on Earth devises a plan to cut off government control of the Vitro satellite in order to free his comrades in space.
• Created by Academy Award winner Aron Warner (Shrek).
• Art by Eisner-nominated painter Brett Weldele (The Surrogates).
• Written by Philip Gelatt (Petrograd).

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Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #4 (of 6)
Zack Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Karl Story (I), Laura Martin (C), and Dan Dos Santos (Cover)
On sale Apr 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
With help from the New Resistance, Mal and Serenity’s crew are crashing the secret Alliance facility from which River was rescued. She is certain they need to go there—now. Meanwhile, Zoe is in Alliance custody where she discovers that there is more immediate danger from fellow prisoners than anyone else . . .
• Buffy’s Season 8 and 9 artist conquers the galaxy!
•Zack Whedon returns to Serenity!
•The story finally continues after the film!
• Executive produced byJoss Whedon!

Skyman #4 (of 4)
Joshua Hale Fialkov (W), Manuel Garcia (P), Javier Bergantiño Menor (I), Marta Martinez Garcia (C), and Freddie Williams II and Dan Scott (Cover)
On sale Apr 16
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries
Fighting for his life thousands of feet above the ground, Skyman faces off against the people who made him a hero—and if he fails, he falls! Literally!
They tried to make the perfect weapon, but they got a hero instead. And Skyman intends to act like one, even if it costs him his life!
• Joshua Hale Fialkov(Hunger, The Bunker) and Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot) deliver a new kind of Dark Horse hero!

Star Wars #16
Brian Wood (W), Stéphane Créty (P), Julien Hugonnard-Bert (I), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Sean Cooke (Cover)
On sale April 9
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Establishing the new Rebel base on Arrochar, Wedge Antilles teaches the local pilots Rogue Squadron’s secret tactics, Luke Skywalker joins the Arrocharian militia on a “routine” mission, and Princess Leia balances her duty to the Rebellion with her upcoming duties as a royal wife. So why is everyone so uneasy?
• Writer Brian Wood gets to the heart of Star Wars!
“This is a great read and has been each and every issue.”—Comics List

The Star Wars #7
Jonathan Rinzler(W), Mike Mayhew(A), Rain Beredo(C), and Nick Runge(Cover)
On sale Apr 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing
When Princess Leia falls into the hands of Darth Vader, General Skywalker, Annikin Starkiller, and Han Solo must go on the offensive against the Galactic Empire. But they have a secret weapon on their side—one that the Imperials have vastly underestimated: Wookiees!
• Official eight-issue adaptation of George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay for Star Wars!
“If you love Star Wars with every fiber of your being than you will find everything you love about Star Wars in these pages in a new and interesting way.” —All-Comic

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Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #5 (of 5)
Tim Siedell(W), Gabriel Guzman(A), Michael Atiyeh(C), and Felipe Massafera(Cover)
On sale Apr 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
Stormtrooper Hock sabotages the remnant Separatists from the inside as they defend against Darth Vader’s advancing forces, and fights for his life against a figure from his past. At Vader’s side, Hock witnesses firsthand the power and ruthlessness of the man-machine he has followed into battle!
• Tim Siedell (@badbanana) has one of Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds!

Star Wars: Legacy #14
Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Jordan Boyd(C), and Agustin Alessio(Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
A look into Ania Solo’s prison-camp past reveals a secret connection to the brutal bounty hunter who is desperate to bring her to justice—dead, not alive!
But bounty hunters are only part of Ania’s problems!
• The answer to “Who is Ania Solo?” is at hand!
“Bechko and Hardman do a fantastic job.”—Comic Booked

Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1 (of 4)
Matt Kindt(W/Cover), Marco Castiello(P), Dan Parsons (I), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Adam Hughes (Cover/Sketch cover)
On sale Apr 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
A young Rebel meets one of the Alliance’s best for his first mission. But the young man’s hero worship is crushed by the reality of Han Solo. A botched escape, a ship that doesn’t work—could it be that Solo is just a lucky bumbler whose luck has run out?
• Han Solo–the truth behind the myth!
•Covers by Adam Hughes!

Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy #3 (of 6)
Dan Jolley(W), Jamal Igle(P/Cover), Ray Snyder(I), and Moose Baumann (C)
On sale Apr 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
With her mission to kidnap biotechnician Elise Fong compromised by the appearance of a massive, seemingly invulnerable killer, ex-CIA operative Farrow Greene calls on all her training for an epic, one-woman war against the stranger! Meanwhile, an army of mercenaries will stop at nothing to capture the Terminator technology!
• Writer Dan Jolley (Bloodhound, Prototype 2) brings the eighties-style action!
•Superstar artist Jamal Igle (Supergirl) turns up the heat!

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Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #5 (of 12)
J. Michael Straczynski(W), Pete Woods(A/Cover), and Matt Wilson(C)
On sale Apr 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
John Connor’s assault on Skynet is met with a devastating counterattack! Controlled by a human serial killer with no loyalty to mankind, the Terminators’ deadly mechanical efficiency is now matched with the creativity and pleasure for killing of a murderous psychopath!
• From the mind of superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski (Ten Grand,Amazing Spider-Man, Thor)!
•Pete Woods (Superman,Deadpool) shows us the ultimate man vs. machine battle!

Tomb Raider #3
Gail Simone (W), Nicolás Daniel Selma (P), Juan Gedeon (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Ariel Olivetti (Cover)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
Lara Croft is on the hunt for the strange force that is terrorizing the survivors of the Endurance crew! As ancient mythological creatures appear to wreak havoc on Lara, so too do the ghosts of her past!
•The official continuation of Lara Croft’s story!
•The video game sold over 3.5 million copies in 2013!

Vandroid #3 (of 5)
Tommy Lee Edwards (W/Cover),Noah Smith(W), and Dan McDaid(A)
On sale Apr 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
In this action-packed third issue, Vandroid gets personal! An all-out brawl with the Mighty Oak Biker Club has Vandroid discovering who he really is . . . and it's not what he expected. But when his best friend is in danger, will Vandroid be able to withstand the brutal experimentation of the R&D Gang, or will he become a wiped motherboard?
• Complete the Vandroid experience with the remastered soundtrack from Ed Banger Records and the unearthed 1984 movie trailer at Vandroid.com!

Veil #2 (of 5)
Greg Rucka(W) and Toni Fejzula(A/Cover)
On sale Apr 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries
A conjuring doesn’t work out as planned, and one man’s life is in danger . . . but when you have the powers of the devil at your fingertips, how bad can it get? Double-crossed and angry, the mystery man is on the hunt . . . and Veil is his target.
• From Eisner Award–winning writer Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Stumptown, Queen & Country, Gotham Central)!

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The White Suits #3 (of 4)
Frank Barbiere(W) and Toby Cypress(A/Cover)
On sale Apr 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Mob war erupts in Chinatown! In a desperate final gambit, New York’s criminal underworld and their Russian mercenaries draw the murderous White Suits into a deadly ambush, with ex-Suit Prizrak and FBI agent Sarah Anderson as hostages. With no way out but death, who will survive the “Kill Box”?
• Violent noir action from Frank Barbiere (Blackout, Five Ghosts) and Toby Cypress (Blue Estate, Predator).

The Witcher #2 (of 5)
Paul Tobin(W), Joe Querio(A/Cover), and Carlos Badilla(C)
On sale Apr 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
As our heroes explore the creepy corridors of the House of Glass, monster hunter Geralt faces an army of horrific creatures ready to sink their teeth into him!
• Based on the hit game by CD Projekt Red!
• TheWitcher games were collectively granted over 250 awards and sold more then 5.5 million copies worldwide!
•There are currently two games and a third is slated for release in 2014!

X #12
Duane Swierczynski(W), Eric Nguyen(A), Michelle Madsen(C), and Garry Brown (Cover)
On sale Apr 9
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
X faces his greatest challenge of the series as four villains—suicidal maniac Deathwish, stargazing supercriminal Carmine Tango, risk-taking assassin Gamble, and a newthreat no one suspected—converge on Arcadia’s lone vigilante . . . but the cruelest stab of all comes from a friend!
• The bullet-ridden, lacerated climax of the “Siege” arc!
• Cover by Garry Brown (The Massive)!


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