Dark Horse Collected Editions January 2013 Solicitations

Dark Horse has released their January 2013 solicitations. If you haven’t picked up the Crime Does Not Pay Archives yet, you should. Many of the comics collected here have never seen the light of day since they were first released over 50 years ago. Not only that, but these were the comics that Fredric Wertham and the Senate Subcommittee Hearings into Juvenile Delinquency referred to in 1954.

Another “lost” book would be the Unauthorized Tarzan by Joe Gill and Sam Glanzman (you can never have enough Sam Glanzman). Unless you are a serious collector, just stick with the regular hardcover. I fully expect it to be released as a softcover trade sometime in the future.

What are you getting?

ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 HC
Richard E. Hughes (W), Johnny Craig (P), Edvard Moritz (P/I), Charlie Sultan (P/I), Jon L. Blummer (P/I), John Celardo (P/I), Robert Brice (P/I), Pete Gattuso (P/I), Bob Lubbers (P/I), R. S. Pious (P/I), Pete Riss (P), and Harry Lazarus (I)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 224 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
Cursed phantoms and enraged apparitions haunt the pages of Adventures into the Unknown!—the first ongoing comics anthology of supernatural horror! Dark Horse’s deluxe hardcover collects issues #5-#8 of this strange series. Featuring Golden Age talents like Jon L. Blummer, Tarzan newspaper strip illustrators Bob Lubbers and John Celardo, and horror legend Johnny Craig.
• Foreword by horror writer Bruce Jones!

ANGELIC LAYER OMNIBUS BOOK 2 TP
Clamp (W/A)
On sale Mar 27
b&w, 480 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″
Misaki and Hikaru are in a desperate fight against Kaede and Blanche! But even getting out of the Layer intact means facing new rivals in the competition ahead… and facing the true, personal meaning of the game for Hikaru… and her so faraway, so close mother.
• The Angelic Layer saga concludes!
• The prequel to the acclaimed Chobits!

ARCHIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 8 HC
Bill Vigoda (A), Irv Novick (A), Bill Woggon (A), and Al Fagaly (A)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 240 pages
$59.99
HC, 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
Enter another uproarious field trip to Riverdale, USA, where anything can, and usually does, happen! Whether Archie’s causing grief for Pop, getting in trouble with Mr. Weatherbee, scheming with Jughead, or pursuing—and being pursued by—Betty and Veronica, there’s never a dull moment. Collects Archie Comics #26–#28, Pep Comics #62–#64, and Laugh Comics #23–#24.
• Foreword by Michael Uslan, producer of The Dark Knight Rises!

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—THE SEARCH PART 1 TP
Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6″ x 9″
For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one question—what happened to Fire Lord Zuko’s mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar—and the most unlikely ally of all—to help uncover the biggest secret of his life.
• This is the perfect companion to The Legend of Korra!
• The official continuation of Airbender from its creators!
• Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise soared to the top of sales charts!

AXE COP VOLUME 4: PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD TP
Malachai Nicolle (W), Ethan Nicolle (A/Cover), and Dirk Erik Schulz (C)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 96 pages
$12.99
TP, 6 5/8″ x 10 13/16″
Axe Cop is now president of the whole world! But a bunch of outer-space bad guys are on their way to Earth, and they’re bringing big trouble with them! Collects the three-issue miniseries.
• Axe Cop will be part of a new Fox Animated television programming block!
• Axe Cop Volume 1 has sold over 12,000 copies!

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL VOLUME 26: BLIZZARD TP
Hiroaki Samura (W/A)
On sale Mar 13
b&w, 224 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″
The vicious battle continues—and a key character meets a grisly end! With the help of some new allies, Manji and Rin may have a fighting chance, but can a wounded and road-weary Magatsu hold his own against an invigorated, freshly armed foe? Hiroaki Samura’s spellbinding masterpiece finds several major story lines finally beginning to dovetail!
• A longtime character meets a violent end!
• This series spawned an anime series, a spinoff novel, and an art book.

BLOOD-C VOLUME 1 TP
CLAMP (W) and Ranmaru Kotone (A)
On sale Mar 6
b&w, 184 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″
Saya Kisaragi is a kindhearted, if somewhat clumsy, student who trains by day to perform standard religious duties at her father’s shrine—but she becomes an unstoppable, monster-slaying swordswoman by night! The saga that began in Blood: The Last Vampire and the Blood+ anime series continues here!
• Based on an original story by CLAMP and the hit anime!
• Produced in coordination with Production I.G, creators of the Blood+ and Blood-C anime.
• Dark Horse has sold over 70,000 copies of previous volumes of Blood+!

BRODY’S GHOST BOOK 4 TP
Mark Crilley (W/A/Cover)
On sale Mar 27
b&w, 96 pages
$6.99
TP, 5 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
Brody’s racing against time to uncover the identity of the Penny Murderer before he claims his next victim: Brody’s ex-girlfriend. But he’s also found out that Talia, the ghost who set him on this road to justice, has been lying to him from the start.
• High stakes and intense action!
• Crilley’s YouTube channel has over 600,000 subscribers.
“Crilley is a great storyteller and artist, and both strengths show here…” —Detroit News

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8 LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 4 HC
Joss Whedon (W), Brad Meltzer (W), Scott Allie (W), Jane Espenson (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Karl Moline (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 320 pages
$29.99
HC, 8″ x 12 3/16″
Season 8′s Big Bad is revealed in Buffy and Twilight’s second major encounter. Buffy realizes she is in a fight to save all of humanity. The Slayer reunites with Angel and Spike, searching for the one thing that can save the world, while the Slayer army crumbles and one in their ranks is lost. Collects Season 8 #31–#40 and the Riley one-shot in one value package.
• A New York Times bestseller!
• A great introduction to Buffy in comics!

BUFFYVERSE SAMPLER
Joss Whedon (W), Christos Gage (W), Victor Gischler (W), Jeff Parker (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Rebekah Isaacs (P/I), Paul Lee (P), Brian Ching (P), Dexter Vines (I), Andy Owens (I), Jason Gorder (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Dan Jackson (C), Cris Peter (C), and C. L. Bradley (Cover)
On sale Jan 23
FC, 96 pages
$4.99
One-shot
Following the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Dark Horse launched four separate series for the anticipated Buffy Season 9: Buffy Season 9 and Angel & Faith are direct follow-ups to Season 8, and both Spike and Willow are spinoffs from those two ongoing series. Collected here are all four #1 issues!
• Four full issues in one value package!
• A great starting point for new readers!

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 23: WELL OF SOULS TP
Jim Owsley (Christopher Priest) (W), John Buscema (P), Ernie Chan (P/I), Bob Camp (I), George Roussos (C), and Steven Mellor (C)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 232 pages
$18.99
TP, 7″ x 10″
Conan and his companions pursue a grand treasure through lands beset by civil war, murderous cults, and demonic horrors. And while the mighty Cimmerian will—and does!—spit in the very face of death itself, he and his comrades discover that not all treasures are of gold and precious gems. Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #174–#181 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #10.
• Featuring work by Eisner Award Hall of Fame inductee John Buscema.

CRIME DOES NOT PAY ARCHIVES VOLUME 4 HC
Dick Wood (W), Lev Gleason (W), Rudy Palais (A), Charles Biro (A), Bob Q. Siegel (A), Richard “Dick” Briefer (A), R. W. Hall (A), Art Gates (A), Art Mann (A), and Alan Mandel (A)
On sale Mar 13
FC, 264 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
Crime Does Not Pay—the true-crime comic that enjoyed massive circulation throughout the forties and fifties—was a hit with readers. Issues #34-#37 of this visceral, provocative series are now collected into one fine, head-walloping hardcover.
• new foreword by David Lapham (Stray Bullets, The Strain)!
• Set the pace for the violent pre-Code comics era.
• Look for new Crime Does Not Pay in Dark Horse Presents!

HUSBANDS HC
Jane Espenson (W), Brad Bell (W), Ron Chan (A/Cover), Natalie Nourigat (A), M. S. Corley (A), Ben Dewey (A), and Tania del Rio (A)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 80 pages
$14.99
HC, 6″ x 9″
The hit web series Husbands is a comedy about two young men who find themselves legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Unwilling to undermine the hard-fought battle for marriage rights with a public quickie divorce, athlete Brady Kelly and actor Cheeks decide to make a go of it. After all, they were doing okay when they were dating…
• Original stories by web series writers Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Upon a Time) and Brad Bell (AKA Cheeks)!
• Husbands had half a million viewers in the first month of Season 2!
“Best web comedy of 2011″ —TV.com
“Espenson and Bell are re-writing the rule book and drawing bunny ears around the phrase television.” —Nerd Bastards

JEREMIAH OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC
Hermann (W/A)
On sale Nov 7
FC, 144 pages
$24.99
HC, 8 3/8″ x 10 7/8″
Nuclear war has reduced the US to a wasteland of racial unrest, civil war, and unfettered violence. The innocent Jeremiah and his friend Kurdy try to find a place to survive in a world populated with looters, savages, and tyrants. These three viciously satirical but humanistic tales bring to life a world of terrifying beauty and staggering cruelty!
• Hermann is internationally revered, and Jeremiah has been translated into 24 languages!

LAST DAY IN VIETNAM: A MEMORY HC
Will Eisner (W/A/Cover)
On sale Mar 6
b&w&sepia, 80 pages
$17.99
HC, 6 1/2″ x 9 1/4″
Last Day in Vietnam recounts Will Eisner’s own experiences with soldiers engaged not only in the daily hostilities of war but also in larger, more personal combat. Some of the stories in this novel are comical, some heartrending, some frightening, yet all display the incredible insight into humanity characteristic of Eisner’s entire oeuvre.
• Introduction by Matt Fration!
• Printed with special sepia ink and in hardcover for the first time.
• Released to coincide with Will Eisner Week—the annual celebration of Eisner’s life and work.

THE MASSIVE VOLUME 1: BLACK PACIFIC TP
Brian Wood (W/Cover), Kristian Donaldson (A/Cover), Garry Brown (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 176 pages
$19.99
TP, 7″ x 10″
In this first volume of Brian Wood’s new, sprawling postapocalyptic epic, follow the crew of the Kapital from the flooded remnants of Hong Kong to Unalaska, with stops in Antarctica and Mogadishu, as post-Crash ethics and economics are explored across a broken world. Collecting issues #1–#6 of the series, plus three eight page stories from Dark Horse Presents.
• From New York Times best-selling author Brian Wood!
“I can’t wait to see more of The Massive.”—iFanboy

NEXUS OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 TP
Mike Baron (W), Steve Rude (P), Eric Shanower (P/I), John Nyberg (I), Rick Bryant (I), and Les Dorscheid (C)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 424 pages
$24.99
TP, 6″ x 9″
Plagued by nightmares of the horrific misdeeds of his mass-murderer targets, the executioner Nexus chooses a life-threatening procedure to block his tormenting night visions. But though the nightmares cease, the behavior of Nexus becomes increasingly erratic and violent, a dangerous development for a man who wields the power of the stars! Collects Nexus #12–#25.
• Nexus has won six Eisner Awards.
• Look for new Nexus in Dark Horse Presents!

R.I.P.D. VOLUME 1 2ND EDITION TP
Peter Lenkov (W), Lucas Marangon (P), Randy Emberlin (I), Dave Nestelle (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 104 pages
$12.99
TP, 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department—the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement. Nick Cruz was gunned down in the line of duty at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he’s traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at solving his own murder. Collects the original four-issue miniseries.
• The original tale of Nick Cruz and Roy Powell that introduced the wild world of the R.I.P.D.!

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS—DEFENDERS OF THE LOST TEMPLE TP
Justin Aclin (W), Ben Bates (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), Mike Hawthorne (Cover)
On sale Mar 13
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
TP, 5 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
On a mission with a Jedi general, one trooper contemplates his own worth as a clone of the great Mandalorian warrior Jango Fett. As mission leads through a booby-trapped, abandoned Jedi Temple, this one clone will discover who he is and also where he came from when the Mandalorian Death Watch suddenly appears!
• Set during season 4 of the animated series!
• Featuring Pre Vizsla and the Death Watch!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON HC
Haden Blackman (W), Agustin Alessio (A), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 120 pages
$24.99
HC, 7″ x 10″
A traitorous uprising against the fledgling Galactic Empire leaves Emperor Palpatine close to death. Saving the Emperor—and the Empire—appears to be a lost cause… unless Vader can uncover the secrets of the Jedi Council and locate the mysterious “Ghost Prison.” Collects the five-issue miniseries.
• Written by The Force Unleashed’s Haden Blackman!
• A beautiful, fully painted graphic novel in hardcover with dust jacket!

TOKYO BABYLON BOOK ONE TP
CLAMP (W/A)
On sale Mar 13
b&w, 560 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4″  x 8 1/4″
It’s 1991, the last days of Japan’s bubble economy, and money and elegance run through the streets. So do the currents of darkness beneath them, nourishing evil spirits that only the arts of the onmyoji—Japan’s legendary occultists—can combat. The two most powerful onmyoji are in the unlikely guises of a handsome young veterinarian, Seishiro, and the teenage heir to the ancient Sumeragi clan, Subaru.
• A prequel to the events of CLAMP’s X.
• Book One contains over a dozen pages in full color.
• The anime was released in English by Manga Entertainment.

TRIGUN: MULTIPLE BULLETS TP
Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A) and Various (W/A)
On sale Mar 6
b&w, 204 pages
$13.99
TP, 5″ x 7″
Trigun is back with a heavily armed posse of talented gunslingers! An anthology of Trigun tales, Multiple Bullets features the hard-to-find story “Badlands Rumble” by Trigun creator Yasuhiro Nightow (available previously only with the limited-edition Trigun: Badlands Rumble DVD) plus original Trigun stories from top creators Boichi (Sun-ken Rock), Yusuke Takeyama (Rai the Blade: Rising), Satoshi Mizukami (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer), Kenji Mitsuyoshi and Koichi Ishikawa’s studio Ark Performance (Mobile Suit Gundam), Akira Sagami (Scramble Happy), humor cartoonist Yuga Takauchi, and Masakazu Ishiguro (And Yet the Town Moves).
• Wildy popular anime series and Cartoon Network Adult Swim mainstay.
• Look for Nightow’s Blood Blockade Battlefront!

THE UNAUTHORIZED TARZAN HC & LTD. ED. HC
Joe Gill (W), Sam J. Glanzman (P/I), Bill Montes (P), and Ernie Bache (I)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 112 pages
$29.99
HC, 8 3/8″ x 10 7/8″
On sale Mar 20
FC, 112 pages
$59.99
Ltd. Ed. HC, 8 3/8″ x 10 7/8″
A classic run of Tarzan comics, reprinted for the first time! In the 1960s, believing Tarzan to have fallen into the public domain, Charlton Comics enlisted Joe Gill (Flash Gordon, House of Mystery) and Sam Glanzman (Hercules, Our Army at War) to create a new comics version of the Lord of the Jungle. Only four issues were produced before Charlton was forced to end the series, and much of the original print runs were destroyed. Collects Chalton’s Jungle Tales of Tarzan #1–#4.
• Includes never-before-seen Tarzan comic strips by Glanzman and historical essays by Roger Broughton!
• Also available in a limited edition of 250 copies, featuring a tip-in signed by Glanzman!

VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOLUME 19: MERCENARY ROAD NOVEL
Hideyuki Kikuchi (W) and Yoshitaka Amano (A/Cover)
On sale Mar 6
b&w, 160 pages
$11.99
Novel, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″
When a quartet of robbers leaves a trail of slaughter through a town, the mayor looks to hire a pair of bounty hunters to bring them to justice. But their path is blocked by an army of soldiers! If they want to survive the journey, they must enlist the help of the Vampire Hunter known only as D.
• All-new volume of the bestselling series.
• Seven line illustrations by Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano.

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