Dark Horse Collected Editions March 2012 Solicitations

Dark Horse Comics has released their March 2012 solicitations.  We get the final Fear Agent Trade Paperback. I smell some sort of nice deluxe editions coming out in 2012 as a follow-up. Also, Eerie and Turok turn 10 and Archie turns 5! All are worth picking up. What are you getting?

ABE SAPIEN VOLUME 2: THE DEVIL DOES NOT JEST AND OTHER STORIES TP
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), John Arcudi (W), James Harren (A), Patric Reynolds (A), Peter Snejbjerg (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale May 9
FC, 144 pages
$17.99
TP, 7″ x 10″
Paranormal crime scenes wreak havoc on Abe Sapien as he investigates a recluse demonologist’s evil house, a haunted lake, and a sunken Soviet U-boat filled with zombies!
• Abe gets his hands dirty in these early adventures!
“If you’re a fan of horror and suspense in the vein of H.P. Lovecraft like I am, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy this miniseries.” —Comic Book Movie

ARCHIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 5 HC
Harry Shorten (W), Harry Sahle (W/A), George Kapitan (W), Ray Cohan (W), Bill Vigoda (A), Al Fagaly (A), Eleanor Woik (A), Al McLean (A)
On sale May 9
FC, 224 pages
$49.99
HC, 7″ x 10″
Celebrate the mirth of a nation with Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comics in this latest addition to the Archie Archives line! 1940s America instantly fell in love with Archie Andrews, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, and the whole gang from Riverdale, so much so that within just a few short years publisher MLJ Magazines became Archie Comics, beginning with some of the stories in this volume! Collecting Archie Comics #15–#18 and Pep Comics #54–#56!
• Includes all Archie-related game pages and ads!

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER VOLUME 2—THE PROMISE PART 2 TP
Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A)
On sale May 30
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6″ x 9″
Aang and Katara are working tirelessly for peace when an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei over Fire Nation colonies within the borders of the Earth Nation threatens to plunge the world back into war! Meanwhile, Sokka must help Toph prepare her hapless first class of metalbending students to defend their school against a rival class of firebenders!
• Written by Eisner winner and National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese).
• Combined, Avatar: The Art of the Animated Series and Avatar: The Lost Adventures have sold over 30 thousand copies.

BLOOD BLOCKADE BATTLEFRONT VOLUME 2 TP
Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A)
On sale May 9
b&w, 208 pages
$10.99
TP, 4 5/8″ x 7 1/4″
In the interdimensional maelstrom of New Jerusalem—what New York used to be before it went to hell, literally!—the agents of Libra quietly keep the lid on the paranormal pressure cooker. When agent Klaus Reinhertz tracks the source of the super-drug Angel Scale, he is drawn into a deadly game with a mob boss from the Beyond: Win and have your dreams come true, lose and have your mind absorbed by the alien godfather!
• Sci-fi insanity from the creator of Trigun and Gungrave!

BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD VOLUME 11 TP
Mi-Kyung Yun (W/A)
On sale May 16
b&w, 168 pages
$9.99
TP, 5 7/8″ x 8 1/4″
Betrayed, horribly injured, and still reeling from the fate that befell his former human bride, Habaek is reunited with Soah and seeks to patch things up with her. Will this troubled couple finally be able to recover from the treachery that’s warped their lives? Star-crossed lovers, strange curses, feuding elemental gods, and seething grudges set the stage for this installment. This volume also includes the hilarious “How to Draw Bride of the Water God” bonus strip section!
• Best-selling series in the United States and Korea!
• Winner of Best New Artist award!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8 VOLUME 1 HC
Joss Whedon (W), Brian K. Vaughan (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Paul Lee (P), Cliff Richards (P), Andy Owens (I), Dave Stewart (C), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale May 30
FC, 304 pages
$29.99
HC, 8” x 12 3/16”
This deluxe, oversized hardcover edition contains the first two arcs of Season 8, plus two one-shots.
After the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers—newly legion—have gotten organized, but it’s not long before new and old enemies begin popping up. Buffy, Xander, Willow, and a very different Dawn are introduced to the season’s big bad, Twilight, and are only beginning to understand the incredible reach of this mysterious threat. Meanwhile, rebel Slayer Faith teams up with Giles to handle a menace on the other side of the Atlantic. It’s a dirty job, and Faith is just the girl to do it!

CHANNEL ZERO TP
Brian Wood (W/A/Cover) and Becky Cloonan (A)
On sale May 30
B&w, 296 pages
$19.99
TP, 7″ x 10″
A blistering take on media control in a repressive future America! DMZ and The Massive creator Brian Wood launched an all-out assault on the comics medium in 1997 with Channel Zero, an influential, forward-thinking series that combined art, politics, and graphic design in a unique way. Touching on themes of freedom of expression, hacking, cutting-edge media manipulation, and police surveillance, it remains as relevant today as it did back then.
The Channel Zero collection contains the original series, the prequel graphic novel Jennie One (illustrated by Becky Cloonan), the best of the two Public Domain design books, and almost fifteen years of extras, rarities, short stories, and unused art. Also featuring the now-classic Warren Ellis introduction and an all-new cover by Wood, this is the must-have edition. See where it all began!
“It’s about anger as a positive force of creation . . . Someone’s remembered what comics are for. Meet Brian Wood.”—Warren Ellis

EERIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 10 HC
Doug Moench (W), Esteban Maroto (W/P), Bill DuBay (W), Steve Skeates (W), Al Milgrom (W), Jack Butterworth (W), John Jacobson (W), Sanjulian (P/Cover), Tom Sutton (P), Jaime Brocal (P), Martin Salvador (P), Ramon Torrents (P), and Paul Neary (P)
On sale May 23
b&w, 240 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8″ x 10 7/8″
Collecting issues #47 to #51 of Warren Publishing’s legendary anthology, this volume contains seminal work from Warren luminaries and fan-favorite creators like Doug Moench, Steve Skeates, Esteban Maroto, Tom Sutton, Al Milgrom, Jaime Brocal, Bill DuBay, Paul Neary, and more! Complete with vintage ads, all original text pieces, the debut of the Eerie’s Delights feature, and reproductions of Sanjulian’s legendary painted covers, this is one series that just keeps getting better and better! As a special bonus treat, this volume also reprints two horror-themed, cutout game spreads (complete with rules) created by Bill DuBay and reprinted in color! New Foreword by Batton Lash!
• Eerie hero Dax the Warrior returns!
• A New York Times best-selling series!

EMPOWERED VOLUME 7 TP
Adam Warren (W/A)
On sale May 30
b&w, 208 pages
$16.99
TP, 6 1/2″ x 9″
While costumed crime fighter Empowered makes a startling discovery regarding her status as an all-too-frequent “damsel in distress,” Ninjette confronts her own sordid past and frighteningly uncertain future as she battles alone against an entire clan of supernaturally durable ninja. What’s more, can our hard-luck heroines withstand the challenges of supervillainous minivans, dueling “daddy issues,” doomed-but-still-hot boyfriends, undead karaoke-party crashers, and spoiler alerts from hell itself?
• Over 100,000 copies of Empowered volumes in print!
“Adam Warren continues to beat the odds and persists in getting better and better with his spicy superhero romp.” —Johnny Bacardi, Popdose.com

FEAR AGENT VOLUME 6 TP
Rick Remender (W), Mike Hawthorne (A), Tony Moore (A), John Lucas (A), Lee Loughridge (C), and Jerome Opeña (Cover)
On sale May 2
FC, 128 pages
$16.99
TP, 7″ x 10″
The final tale of the last Fear Agent! Heath Huston is the only remaining human in a universe that has been totally amalgamated by Tetaldian robotic conquerors. As the Tetaldians continue to hunt him, Heath uncovers the history of the robot hordes and their secret coconspirators. The odds are stacked higher than ever, his body is aged and broken. Presented with one final opportunity for redemption, can the last Fear Agent move past his role in it all and give the bastards a little back?
• From the creators of Uncanny X-Force, Venom, and Franken-Castle!
“Rick Remender is too damn creative. There ought to be a law.” —James Robinson (Starman, Justice League of America)

Based on the hit anime!
FLCL OMNIBUS
Gainax (W) and Hajime Ueda (A)
On sale May 16
b&w, 392 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″
The complete FLCL manga adaptation—now with bonus color illustrations and remastered story pages! In this surreal sci-fi romp, a sullen Japanese boy finds himself in the middle of an interstellar conspiracy. As his home life unravels, a sexy space assassin becomes his family maid, and his own head becomes a portal for armed robots. Life as he knows it is quickly falling apart, and Ueda doesn’t know who’s friend or foe! One thing’s for certain—he has to grow up quick and save his hometown, whether he wants to or not!
• A popular Adult Swim cartoon—now read the manga series!
• Dark Horse Manga’s FLCL Omnibus will include remastered story pages, a remastered script, and bonus color pages.

THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF DOG MENDONÇA AND PIZZABOY TP
Filipe Melo (W), Juan Cavia (A), and Santiago Villa (C)
On sale May 23
FC, 112 pages
$12.99
TP, 6″ x 9″
What do an overweight Portuguese werewolf, a seven-year-old girl who’s actually a six thousand-year-old demon, and a downtrodden pizza boy have in common? In this smash-hit import, the unlikely team bands together to ward off occult evils, Nazis, and impending global doom!
• Werewolves! Demons! Mad scientists! Pizza!
• Introduction by An American Werewolf in London director John Landis!
• The humor of R.I.P.D. meets the action and excitement of B.P.R.D.!

KULT TP
Jeremy Barlow (W), Iwan Nazif (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Jake Murray (Cover)
On sale May 23
FC, 88 pages
$12.99
TP, 7″ x 10″
Fondly remembered for its philosophical complexity and controversial content, Kult has achieved legendary status amongst role-playing gamers.
The Kult graphic novel introduces this setting anew with parole officer Tomas Zenk, one of the few who can pierce the illusion. As he overcomes monsters sent to kill him, Zenk discovers the true extent of his powers, including the ability to exert control over the machinery of humanity’s enslavement. But will he aid the forces attempting to bring down the illusion . . . or succumb to the temptations of power? Collects the four-issue miniseries.
• The legendary RPG comes to comics!
• For fans of The Matrix and Hellraiser!

MANARA EROTICA VOLUME 1: CLICK! AND OTHER STORIES HC
Milo Manara (W/A)
On sale May 9
b&w, 292 pages
$59.99
HC, 8.375″ x 10.875″
Milo Manara’s landmark collaboration with Dark Horse continues with the premier volume of Manara Erotica, a sumptuous companion to the Manara Library! A master of storytelling and of the human form, Manara has created some of the sexiest comics ever published, all of which are included in this deluxe three-volume series.
Volume one is anchored by all four parts of Manara’s internationally acclaimed Click! A beautiful but passionless woman is plunged into a hilarious, world-spanning adventure when she is implanted with a remote-controlled chip able to unlock her inner lustfulness. Manara classics Fatal Rendezvous and “Piercing” round out this dazzling compilation, a must-own for any fan of European comics.
• All four volumes of Click! newly translated and collected together for the first time in America.
• The first and only comprehensive English collection of Manara’s erotic work.
• Includes introductory material providing historical context for American readers.
• Translated by Kim Thompson.

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 11 TP
Larry Yakata (W), Michael Fleisher (W), Don Kraar (W), Pablo Marcos (A), Val Mayerik (A), Ernie Chan (A), Gary Kwapisz (A), Dave Simons (A), Rudy Nebres (A), and Michael Golden (Cover)
On sale May 2
b&w, 536 pages
$19.99
TP, 7″ x 10″
After many journeys trading his feared sword arm for gold, Conan returns to the land of his birth, Cimmeria, only to find his family murdered and his sister enslaved by a ruthless rival clan. While the mighty slayer cannot bring back the dead, he can still mete out a terrible vengeance, but can even a warrior as skilled and merciless as Conan take on an entire clan whose treacherous hands hold a blade to his sister’s throat?
• Over 500 story pages, value priced!
• Check out the new Conan comics series from Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan!

SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON ARCHIVES VOLUME 4
Gaylord DuBois (W) and Dan Spiegle (A)
On sale May 2
FC, 224 pages
$49.99
HC, 7″ x 10″
With the help of an advanced group of alien beings, a little ingenuity, and a lot of luck, the Robinsons have managed to traverse dimensional rifts and vast swaths of space to make their way back to our solar system! But something has gone wrong! Their time-shift mechanism has malfunctioned and sent them careening into Mars! With repairs to their ship underway, the Robinsons notice that this isn’t the Mars that they know, but Mars from untold ages ago! Join the Robinsons as they come face to face with Martians! Will they survive Mars and make it back to the present, or be forever lost in time? Collects the Space Family Robinson Lost in Space comics from #23 to #31 and March of Comics #320.
• Includes the beautiful, original painted covers by George Wilson!

STAR WARS: INVASION VOLUME 3—REVELATIONS TP
Tom Taylor (W), Colin Wilson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Chris Scalf (Cover)
On sale May 16
FC, 128 pages
$18.99
TP, 7″ x 10″
The galaxy is united against the invading Yuuzhan Vong. Or is it?
The Galfridian royal family has been at the forefront of the Yuuzhan Vong war since their homeworld was conquered. Princess Kaye and Queen Nina have gathered refugees and seek to reunite them with their families at a safe haven. But could a haven run by the Empire really be safe?
Meanwhile, Finn Galfridian, under the guidance of Jedi Master Dray, infiltrates Coruscant and discovers revelations about the leaders of the New Republic that could lead to disaster for the war, and for his family!
• Set within the time frame of the New Jedi Order novels from Del Rey!
• New heroes on a new front in the Yuuzhan Vong war!

TUROK, SON OF STONE ARCHIVES VOLUME 10 HC
Paul S. Newman (W), Alberto Giolitti (P), and Rex Maxon (P)
On sale May 16
FC, 248 pages
$59.99
HC, 7″ x 10″
Turok and Andar find themselves in a never-ending string of dangerous situations as they struggle to escape the lost valley that traps them. Pursued by maddened beasts, surrounded by sea honkers, threatened by a volcanic eruption, or fighting for their lives in a dead city, the braves never give up hope of one day finding a way out of the strange and perilous land! This volume collects issues #60–#67, first published by Gold Key Comics.
• Featuring the work of artist Alberto Giolitti in his prime!

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