Dark Horse Collected Editions December 2012 Solicitations

Dark Horse has released their December 2012 solicitations. So this is how the year ends for Dark Horse. Plenty of great collected editions to go around especially the Creepy Archives Volume 15 that includes 12 stories based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe!

The Ghost Omnibus line gets to Volume 4, no doubt to co-inside with the new Ghost series. Rex Mundi Omnibus gets on the fast track with a Volume 2 – Volume 1 was just released two weeks ago! Sherlock Holmes is in a new adaptation of The Hound Of The Baskervilles from Martin Powell and Jamie Chase along with the original writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Lastly, I want to point out the Star Wars Infinities Omnibus. This book collects the original Star Wars trilogy, however these stories are in an alternate reality. I bought these when they came out a few years ago and they now demand a high price on eBay and at the back issue bins. Pick this one up if you are a Star Wars fan and missed it the first time around.

What are you getting?

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERHERO GIRL HC
Faith Erin Hicks (W/A/Cover) and Cris Peter (C)
On sale Feb 27FC
FC, 112 pages
$16.99
HC, 10 13/16” x 6 5/8”
What if you can leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you buy your capes at secondhand stores and have a weakness for kittens? Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young, female superhero, battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all-too-ordinary world.
• A lighthearted twist on the superhero genre!

ALABASTER: WOLVES HC
Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Steve Lieber (A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Greg Ruth (Cover)
On sale Feb 13FC
FC, 136 pages
$19.99
HC, 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
Dancy Flammarion may look like a frail teenage girl, but her journey through the swamps and byways of the American South brings her into battle with werewolves, monsters, and grotesque secrets, armed only with a knife and a mission to destroy the deadly creatures that lurk in shadow. Collects the five-issue miniseries.
“It’s gentle and horrific and apocalyptic all at once.  Good writing. Good pencil and ink work. Good colors. That’s a good comic.” —Comics Alliance

ALICE IN WONDERLAND HC
Rod Espinosa (W/A)
On sale Feb 6FC
FC, 128 pages
$19.99
HC, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”
The curious Alice follows a flustered white rabbit to a magical land of talking animals, evil queens, and enough riddles to strain any logically inclined brain.
It’s all here: a hookah-smoking caterpillar, a mad hatter, potions to drink, cookies to eat, and a Cheshire cat. Alice discovers that Wonderland may be a fascinating place to visit, but you don’t want to live there . . .
• Eisner and Ignatz Award-nominated Rod Espinosa adapts Lewis Carroll’s Alice!

Timed with the new game!
THE ART OF BIOSHOCK INFINITE HC
Ken Levine (W) and Nate Wells (W)
On sale Feb 27FC
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 9” x 12”
In The Art of BioShock Infinite, delve deeper into the city of Columbia—the fabled floating metropolis that serves as a beacon of technology and achievement for the early 1900s! This deluxe hardcover features production designs and concept illustrations focusing on main characters Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, and Songbird from the BioShock Infinite video game. See the evolution of Sky-Hooks, Heavy Hitters, the populace of Columbia, Vigors, airships, and much more!
• BioShock Infinite won over 75 video game awards, including Best Original Game and Best of Show!
• Introduction by creative director Ken Levine.

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—THE PROMISE LIBRARY EDITION HC
Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)
On sale Feb 20FC
FC, 240 pages
$39.99
HC, 9” x 12”
The Avatar’s adventures continue right where the TV series left off, in this beautiful oversized hardcover of The Promise, from Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko and Eisner and Harvey Award winner Gene Luen Yang!
Aang and friends must join together once again as the four nations’ tenuous peace is threatened in an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei! As the world heads toward another devastating war, Aang’s friendship with Zuko throws him into the middle of the conflict! Collects Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise Parts 1–3, plus a brand-new sketchbook.
• Combined, Avatar: The Art of the Animated Series and Avatar: The Lost Adventures have sold over 30 thousand copies.

BROTHERS OF THE SPEAR ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 HC
Gaylord DuBois (W) and Russ Manning (A)
On sale Feb 6FC
FC, 264 pages
$49.99
HC, 7″ x 10″
The follow-up to the instantly sold-out Brothers of the Spear Volume 1 is here! With nearly 300 more pages of rare Russ Manning art, the middle third of blood brothers Natongo and Dan-El’s quest to reclaim Dan-El’s kingdom is a gorgeous, action-packed gem from comics’ Golden Age! Collects the backup stories from Tarzan #68–#109!
• A never-before-reprinted epic from the legendary Russ Manning!

THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 4: THE PRINCE IS DEAD AND OTHER STORIES TP
Alan Zelenetz (W), Marc Silvestri (P), John Buscema (P), Rudy Nebres (P/I), Ricardo Villamonte (I), Mike Gustovich (I), George Roussos (C), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)
On sale Feb 13FC
FC, 208 pages
$18.99
TP, 7″ x 10″
When reports of an ambush upon a diplomatic party led by his son reach the barbarian king, news of his son’s death cuts Conan deeper than any blade. Conan’s melancholy threatens to tear his kingdom apart at a time when his mighty hand is needed most. Collects King Conan #16-#20.

CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME 15 HC
Rich Margopoulos (W), Doug Moench (W), Gerry Boudreau (W), Budd Lewis (W), Don McGregor (W), Carl Wessler (W), Jeff Rovin (W), Edgar Allan Poe (W), Nathaniel Hawthorne (W), José Gual (A), Luis Bermejo (A), Bernie Wrightson (A), José Ortiz (A), Ken Kelly (A/Cover), Vincente Alcazar (A), Martin Salvador (A), Richard Corben (A), Leo Summers (A), Isidro Mones (A), and Adolfo Abellan (A)
On sale Feb 13
b&w, 248 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”
When Creepy teams up with Edgar Allan Poe, you know you’re in for a terrifying treat! The latest volume includes a whopping twelve tales adapted from the founding father of short-form horror himself and features work by Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Luis Bermejo, José Gual, and others! Volume 15 collects issues #69-#72 of Warren Publishing’s anthology.
• A special Creepy #71 features art by Luis Bermejo and #72 features art by José Gual.
• New introduction by horror writer/actor/director Larry Fessenden!

THE CURSE OF DRACULA HC
Marv Wolfman (W), Gene Colan (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Feb 20FC
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
HC, 7” x 10”
The Curse of Dracula is back in this deluxe new hardcover edition! A mysterious, charismatic figure is moving amongst the circles of San Francisco’s political elite. When Jonathan Van Helsing and his team of vampire hunters come to town investigating a string of grisly murders, they know it’s only a matter of time before they come face to face with the master of the dark!
• Previously unseen sketches by the legendary Gene Colan!

GHOST OMNIBUS VOLUME 4 TP
Chris Warner (W), Mike Kennedy (W), Christian Zanier (P), Ryan Benjamin (P/I), Chris Brunner (P/I), Steve Moncuse (I), Chris Chalenor (C), Dan Jackson (C), Digital Broome (C), and Den Beauvais (Cover)
On sale Feb 27FC
FC, 280 pages
$24.99
TP, 6” x 9”
After what seems like a lifetime trying to reconstruct the events that led to her death, Ghost finally nears the white-hot core of the truth. But like pieces of a broken window, the shards of the past can be dangerous and razor-sharp, and sometimes the truth goes deeper than anyone would want. And for the Spectral Avenger, a past revealed may mean a future destroyed.
• Ghost’s origin saga.

THE GOON VOLUME 12: THEM THAT RAISED US LAMENT TP
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover) and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Feb 27FC
FC, 120 pages
$16.99
TP, 7” x 10”
Zombie rockabillies, superheroes with hilarious gay abandon, and the tragicomedy of carny folk are just a few bizarre tales in this new Goon collection from Dark Horse Comics! See why Eric Powell has won the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication and Best Ongoing Series! This volume collects The Goon #38-#41.
• New cover by Eric Powell.

HIROAKI SAMURA’S EMERALD AND OTHER STORIES TP
Hiroaki Samura (W/A)
On sale Feb 6
b&w, 224 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″
Hiroaki Samura’s Emerald and Other Stories collects seven powerful short pieces from the manga maestro that have appeared in various Japanese magazines. In “Emerald,” Samura tells his first explosive adventure set in the Wild West, and a series of humorous vignettes about two motor-mouthed teen girls is woven through several other riveting tales. A masterful storyteller bounces around genres and time periods in this unique collection!
• A perfect companion to Samura’s Ohikkoshi collection!
• Hiroaki Samura is the winner of Japan’s Media Arts Award, an Eisner Award, and three British Eagle Awards!
• Presented in English for the first time!

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES HC
Martin Powell (W), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (W), and Jamie Chase (A/C)
On sale Feb 20FC
FC, 64 pages
$12.99
HC, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”
The greatest detective of all time investigates the seemingly supernatural in this adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. Martin Powell and Jamie Chase blend modern comics, classic detective fiction, and the adventurous sensibilities of the pulp novel into a delectable Sherlock Holmes mystery that appeals to new readers and old fans alike—an “elementary” addition to any comics library!
• A classic Sherlock Holmes mystery!

KING CONAN: THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD TP
Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (A), José Villarrubia (C), and Andrew Robinson (Cover)
On sale Feb 20FC
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 10”
King Conan is beset on all sides by scheming politicians plotting his demise! But the conspirators have chosen the wrong ally in Thoth-Amon. The barbarian king will need more than a strong arm and a sturdy ax to face the horrors at his chamber door!
• Timothy Truman, Tomás Giorello, and José Villarrubia adapt the classic Robert E. Howard adventure.

THE MANARA LIBRARY VOLUME 4 HC
Milo Manara (W/A)
On sale Feb 13
b&w, 224 pages
$59.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”
Travel the world of adventure with Milo Manara’s most beloved character, Giuseppe Bergman! Revered for his peerless draftsmanship, Manara is also a wily satirist, and his Bergman tales are hilarious send-ups of adventure comics. Longing to escape his boring life, Bergman joins the mysterious H. P. (a loving caricature of Manara’s mentor Hugo Pratt) on a bizarre, televised adventure for which he proves laughably unprepared. Also featuring Bergman’s subsequent escapades though India, this volume is an essential addition to the Manara Library!
• Translated by Eurocomics expert Kim Thompson.
• Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material!

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: COMIC TRIBUTE TP
Mine Yoshizaki (W/A/Cover), Hideki Ohwada (W/A), Yun Kouga (W/A), Nawoki Karasawa (W/A), Yoko Sanri (W/A), Keiichi Tanaka (W/A), Rui Takato (W/A), Astroguy II (W/A), Kotaro Yamada (W/A), Sessyu Takemura (W/A), Jun Abe (W/A), Tony Takezaki (W/A), and Rikdo Koshi (W/A)
On sale Feb 13
b&w, 168 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 1/8″  x 7 1/4″
If you thought Evangelion’s characters have a tough time in the anime, wait until you see what happens when some of Japan’s most unhinged manga artists get their ink-stained hands on them! Neon Genesis Evangelion: Comic Tribute is an officially authorized one-shot anthology of parody stories assaulting Evangelion from all directions. Inside, Mine Yoshizaki (Sgt. Frog) leads a band of manga pranksters including Hideki Ohwada (The Legend of Koizumi), Yun Kouga (Loveless), Nawoki Karasawa (Sake Jock, Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Manga-ka), Yoko Sanri (B Gata H Kei: Yamada’s First Time), ComiPo! mastermind Keiichi Tanaka, Rui Takato (Cynthia the Mission), Astroguy II (Queen’s Blade Struggle), Kotaro Yamada (The Sacred Blacksmith), Sessyu Takemura (Domin-8 Me!), Jun Abe (Portus), and Tony Takezaki (Space Pinchy, A.D. Police). Also contains contributions from normal people, like Rikdo Koshi (Excel Saga).
• The most famous anime franchise of the last 20 years.
• New anime movie available from Funimation.

REX MUNDI OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 TP
Arvid Nelson (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover)
On sale Feb 6FC
FC, 600 pages
$24.99
TP, 6″ x 9″
Dr. Julien Saunière’s quest to catch his friend’s murderer concludes with the discovery of a secret society dedicated to protecting the mystery of the Holy Grail. Now in pursuit of the Grail, Julien has been betrayed by his lover and hunted by the Inquisition, and witnessed slaughters and miracles in a wild mountain valley owned by the power-mad Duke of Lorraine. Collects Rex Mundi Volumes 4–6.
• Includes the all-new story from Dark Horse Presents!
• Murder, mystery, heresy, and the occult!

RESIDENT ALIEN VOLUME 1: WELCOME TO EARTH! TP
Peter Hogan (W), Steve Parkhouse (P/A/Cover)
On sale Feb 27 FC
FC, 96 pages
$14.99

TP, 7” x 10”
A stranded alien seeks refuge in the small town of Patience, USA, where he hides undercover as a retired doctor. All the alien wants is to be left alone until he’s rescued. However, when the town’s real doctor dies, “Dr. Harry” is pulled into medical service—and finds himself smack dab in the middle of a murder mystery! Collects issues #0-#3 of the miniseries.
• From the writer of Tom Strong and the artist for Alan Moore’s The Bojeffries Saga!

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: INFINITIES TP
Chris Warner (W), Dave Land (W), Adam Gallardo (W), Ryan Benjamin (P/I), Davidé Fabbri (P), Drew Johnson (P), Juvaun Kirby (P), Dan Norton (P), Al Rio (P), Saleem Crawford (I), Christian Dalla Vecchia (I), Neil Nelson (I), Ray Snyder (I), Helen Bach (C), Joel Benjamin (C), Dan Jackson (C), and Dave McCaig (C)
On sale Feb 13FC
FC, 280 pages
$24.99
TP, 6” x 9”
Collected here are three different tales where one thing happens differently than it did in the original trilogy of Star Wars films. The familiar players—Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Darth Vader—are launched onto new trajectories that send them toward dire consequences and unexpected futures! Collects Star Wars: Infinities—A New Hope; The Empire Strikes Back; and Return of the Jedi.

TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 TP
Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A/Cover)
On sale Feb 20
b&w, 600 pages
$19.99
TP, 5” x 7”
Vash the Stampede carries a gun capable of destroying planets, and yet his credo is “Peace and Love.” But Vash never gets much peace with a galaxy of zealots and killers for hire dogging his every step. The freakish Gung Ho Guns are always hot on his bootheels, and a showdown with his brother Knives is a deadly inevitability—if Vash survives! Collects Trigun Maximum Volumes 4-6.
• Value-priced!
• Popular anime series and Cartoon Network Adult Swim mainstay.
• Trigun: Badlands Rumble film available from Funimation.

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