Dark Horse Collected Editions March 2013 Solicitations

Dark Horse has released their March 2013 solicitations. There’s a lot of great books this month but only one really catches me eye: Star Wars: Wild Space Omnibus Volume 1. This is the sort of collected edition I love. These are hard to find comics and many of them have not seen human eyes since there were first published. Every Star Wars junkie should want to own this book. OK, some of these books are wacked out and a few are probably not that good, but that doesn’t stop this from being a great collection. So much so, it may make my Top 10 of 2013!!!

What are you getting?

Aleksi Briclot (W/A), Michel Koch (W), and Jean-Max Moris (W)
On sale May 15
FC, 184 pages
HC, 9” x 12”
Just in time for the hotly anticipated action puzzler’s release, Dark Horse, Capcom, and Dontnod Entertainment invite fans to explore the intricate, enigmatic dystopia of Remember Me! Guided by the game’s creators, readers will traverse the darkly beautiful avenues and alleyways of 2084 Neo-Paris and examine the complex technology that enables memory hunters to manipulate and remix the innermost secrets of society’s most powerful leaders. Dontnod founder and comics veteran Aleksi Briclot sheds light on the genius that inspired the creation of this alluring, daring, and dangerous new universe!
• Sure to be one of the gaming highlights of 2013!
• Introductions by the game’s creative and art directors!
• Experience the creation of Remember Me’s innovative, arresting visuals!

Andrew Chambliss (W), Jane Espenson (W), Drew Z. Greenberg (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Karl Moline (P), Ben Dewey (P), Nathan Massengill (I), Andy Owens (I), Dexter Vines (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale May 1
FC, 136 pages
TP, 7″ x 10″
In a bold move to give disenfranchised Slayers a meaningful societal role (with pay), Kennedy recruits Buffy to act as bodyguard for high-profile clientele. But unlike the other recruits, Buffy struggles to abandon her Slaying instincts and looks for demony threats where none lie (much to Kennedy’s dismay). So it’s only natural that her first job is to protect a tech mogul who just so happens to be running from demon assassins! Collects Buffy Season 9 #11–#15.
• Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
• Introduces Billy the vampire slayer!
• Guest writers Jane Espenson and Drew Greenberg!

Alan Zelenetz (W), Geof Isherwood (A), Dave Simons (A), Marc Silvestri (P), George Roussos (C), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)
On sale May 8
FC, 208 pages
TP, 7″ x 10″
Blinded by grief and rage, Conan the king has let matters of state fall by the wayside as he mourns the apparent death of his son and heir, Conn. The barbarian king’s erratic behavior and the void of leadership is troubling, but where some see a kingdom on the brink of chaos, others see an opportunity to seize the moment and pull the reins of power from the preoccupied monarch’s hands. Dead hands, that is! Collects Conan the King #21-#25.
• Featuring early work of superstar artist Marc Silvestri.

Steve Niles (W), Eric Powell (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Fiona Staples (Cover)
On sale May 8
FC, 144 pages
TP, 7″ x 10″
AN ex-girlfriend-turned-vampire has been plotting Cal’s demise since she was first bitten. But Cal’s not done yet, and rises from the grave! Collects Die, Die, My Darling!, No Peace for Dead Men, They Fight by Night, Criminal Macabre/The Goon: When Freaks Collide, and “Call me Monster”.
• Featuring the crossover with Eric Powell’s The Goon!

Peter Bergting (W/A/Cover)
On sale May 15
FC, 136 pages
TP, 7″ x 10″
In the Old Town of Stockholm, where myths are alive and creatures of folklore haunt the night, an extraordinary young woman named Jennie is caught in the scheme of a cadre of villains who control the means to free the Domovoi—the lethally dangerous, poltergeist-like spirit of the entire city!
• Acclaimed artist and writer Peter Bergting European folklore to this darkly modern fairy tale!
• Myth-tinged adventure in the tradition of Hellboy and B.P.R.D.!

Mark Byers (W), Lin Zhang (W), Lyan Zhang (W), Erfan Fajar (A), Sakti Yuwono (C), Beny Maulana (C), Yenny Laud (C), and Vosa Wang (Cover)
On sale May 15
FC, 128 pages
TP, 7″ x 10″
Discovering the remains of an actual dragon frozen in the mountains of Tibet, Chinese adventurer Jesse Chang sends a DNA sample to her geneticist twin brother Jack, who sets to work unlocking its potential to improve the human genome. But when a rogue American general learns of the discovery and kidnaps Jack, Jesse is forced to use the untested formula on herself, unleashing the ancient powers of the dragon.
• Extended preview available at Digital.DarkHorse.com!
• Script by Emmy-nominated producer Mark Byers!

Gerry Boudreau (W), Bill DuBay (W), Budd Lewis (W), Steve Skeates (W), Bernie Wrightson (W/A), Bruce Belzair (W), Rich Margopoulos (W), Alex Toth (A), Wally Wood (A), Richard Corben (A), Ken Kelley (A/Cover), Sanjulian (A), Joaquin Blazquez (A), Isidro Mones (A), Jose Ortiz (A), Leopold Sanchez (A), Esteban Maroto (A), and Paul Neary (A)
On sale May 22
b&w, 264 pages
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”
Collecting issues #61-#64 from the midseventies, this terrible tome features dark and dystopian tales from talents like Wally Wood (“Killer Hawk”), Alex Toth (“Daddy and the Pie”), Bernie Wrightson (“Cool Air”), and Richard Corben (“The Butcher”). Revel in the vengeful exploits of favorite recurring characters Dr. Archaeus, Coffin, Exterminator One, the Spook, and others! This deluxe hardcover also includes all original letters columns and color frontispieces, and painted covers by Ken Kelly and Sanjulian.
• New introduction by Tom Neely (The Blot, The Wolf).
• Bernie Wrightson brings to life the disturbing H. P. Lovecraft yarn “Cool Air”!

David Lapham (W), Patric Reynolds (A/Cover), and Matthew Southworth (A)
On sale May 22
FC, 96 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
In 2040, a private military operative of reeducated gang members—the Blackshield Angels—are the only hope of liberating a vital fuel supply from a criminal overlord. Blackshield’s best agent struggles through betrayal, love, and a seemingly unending war zone—Zone 12—to complete his mission through a dangerous world where tattooed warlords reign supreme and giant satellites watch men from above like gods.
• Soon to be a major motion picture.
• By Eisner Award–winning writer David Lapham (The Strain).

Tom DeHaven (W), Dana Marie Andra (W), Gary Panter (W/A), Phil Hester (P), Ande Parks (I), and Charles Burns (Cover)
On sale May 15
b&w, 176 pages
TP, 7″ x 10″
Based on Tom DeHaven’s acclaimed cult novel, one of comics’ most powerful horror stories returns! In DeHaven’s nightmarish America, the survivors of a nuclear blast—twisted by radiation and the contempt of the human population—try to raise money for surgeries any way they can. For brothers Grinner and Flour, that means everything from grotesque traveling sex shows for the normals to the ultimate drug—mutant goldfish eggs! This collection includes the complete series and the covers by Mike Mignola, Charles Burns, and James O’Barr, plus an original prose sequel by DeHaven, and Gary Panter’s adaptation.
• Introduction by Stephen R. Bissette!
• From Phil Hester (The Darkness, Wonder Woman).
• A shocking look at body horror and plastic surgery in a sex obsessed culture!

Gaylord DuBois (W), Russ Manning (A), and Mo Gollub (Cover)
On sale May 1
FC, 192 pages
HC, 7″ x 10″
The son of the jungle lord gets his own title, in spinoff from longtime Tarzan writer Gaylord DuBois and fan-favorite artist Russ Manning! In the first of two volumes collecting Manning’s complete run on the series, Tarzan and Jane’s son Boy takes the name Korak—in the language of the apes, “The Killer”—and, alongside his chimpanzee sidekick Pahkut, begins to carve out his own legend among the creatures of Africa. Collecting Korak, Son of Tarzan #1–#6, from Gold Key!
• Foreword by Steve Rude.

Kazuo Koike (W), Goseki Kojima (A), and Frank Miller (Cover)
On sale May 22
b&w, 712 pages
TP, 5″ x 7″
A samurai epic of staggering proportions, the acclaimed Lone Wolf and Cub begins its second life at Dark Horse Manga with new, larger editions of over 700 pages, value priced. The brilliant storytelling of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of Goseki Kojima create a graphic-fiction masterpiece of beauty, fury, and thematic power. Collects Lone Wolf and Cub volumes 1-2, and stories from volume 3.
• Covers by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
• Eisner and Harvey Award winner.
• Over one million copies sold of the original Dark Horse series!
“Koike and Kojima tell their story masterfully and artfully, portraying a man, a boy, and a country on their journey into Hell.” —Frank Miller

Milo Manara (W/A)
On sale May 8
b&w, 280 pages
HC, 8 3/8″ x 10 7/8″
Giuseppe Bergman is still looking for adventure in all the wrong places: from Africa to the Aegean, Manara’s signature character stars in a film with a vanished director; re-creates the legendary voyage of Ulysses; and babysits a woman whose urge to reenact classic paintings lands her in Dante’s hell! Manara’s artwork and satirical voice are both in top form, and these stories, spanning two decades, are among his funniest, sexiest, and most beautiful! Collects the classic An Author in Search of Six Characters and Dies Irae, along with Bergman’s Odyssey and The Urban Adventures.
• 2012 Eisner and Harvey Award Winner for Best U.S. Edition of International Material!
• Introduction by Paul Pope (THB, Batman: Year 100, Wednesday Comics).

Mac Walters (W), John Jackson Miller (W), Jeremy Barlow (W) Patrick Weekes (W), John Dombrow (W), Sylvia Feketekuty (W), Omar Francia (A), Eduardo Francisco (A), Chris Staggs (A), Garry Brown (A), Jean Diaz (A), and Michael Atiyeh (C)
On sale May 22
FC, 416 pages
HC, 9” x 12”
The series that revolutionized video game comics gets a deluxe treatment. Created in close collaboration with the writers of the games, including Mass Effect 2 and 3 lead writer Mac Walters, the Mass Effect comics are tightly integrated and essential chapters of gaming’s most acclaimed science fiction epic. This collection includes all four Mass Effect series—Redemption, Evolution, Invasion, and Homeworlds—and the short stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents, USAToday.com, and the Dark Horse digital store.
• Deluxe oversized hardcover collecting every Mass Effect comic to date!
• From the writers of the blockbuster Mass Effect games!
• The most beloved saga in gaming!

Victoria Francés (W/A/Cover)
On sale May 29
FC, 64 pages
TP, 7” x 9”
Renowned artist of the dark fantastic Victoria Francés first made a splash in the US with her dreamy, sensual paintings in the Favole trilogy. Now, Francés returns with a gorgeous storybook for all ages. The tale of little Parisian boy Sasha and his poignant misadventures is at once heartwarming and melancholy, combining a sweetly gothic story with arresting, beautifully painted illustrations.
• The latest work from award-winning Spanish fantasy artist Victoria Francés!
• For fans of gothic romanticism, fairy tales, and magic.

Jeremy Barlow (W), Peter Lenkov (W), Tony Parker (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale May 1
FC, 104 pages
TP, 7″ x 10″
Just because Roy Pulsipher and Nick Walker are dead, that doesn’t mean their time in law enforcement is over. Roy and Nick are officers in the Rest in Peace Department, sworn to serve the Almighty and protect the living from evil’s foul corruption. Their current case has them chasing a ghostly fanatic determined to undo all of creation—a threat with very personal connections to Roy’s past, stretching back a hundred years. Collecting the four-issue miniseries.
• Prequel to the upcoming film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges!


Tom Taylor (W), Bruno Redondo (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Dave Dorman (Cover)
On sale May 22
FC, 96 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
Fearsome Sith Lord Darth Maul, rescued and restored after surviving his confrontation with Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace, wreaks havoc through the galaxy with his brother Savage Opress!
When the brothers’ murderous rampage is interrupted by a bounty placed on their heads by Ja’Boag, the duo decides to target him—only to be met by a team of Jedi and Ja’Boag’s own private army! Collects the four-issue miniseries.
• Darth Maul vs. the galaxy!


Mike W. Barr (W), Chris Claremont (W), Archie Goodwin (W), Alan Moore (W), Steve Moore (W), Steve Parkhouse (W), John Stephenson (W), John Wagner (W), Len Wein (W), John Whitman (W), Ryder Windham (W), Adolfo Buylla (A), Dave Cockrum (A), Alan Davis (A), Gene Day (A), Gary Erskine (A), Bill Hughes (A), Carmine Infantino (A), Klaus Janson (A), Glen Johnson (A), Cesar MacSombol (A), Pablo Marcos (A), Steve Mitchell (A), Glen Mullaly (A), Jim Nelson (A), Ron Randall (A), Walt Simonson (A), Ken Steacy (A), John Stokes (A), John Tartaglione (A), Patrick Zircher (A), Laura Allred (C), Howard Bender (C), Perry McNamee (C), Cary Porter (C), Pamela Rambo (C), Marie Severin (C), James Sinclair (C), Ken Steacy (C), Matt Webb (C), and Nel Yomtov (C)
On sale May 29
FC, 480 pages
TP, 6” x 9”
A wild collection of rare Star Wars comics, including Alan Moore’s Marvel UK tales, the three issues from Blackthorne (originally in 3-D), and a slew of stories from toy pack-ins, cereal boxes, and Star Wars Kids and Pizzazz magazines! Collects Star Wars 3-D #1–#3; Star Wars: Devilworlds #1–#2; Star Wars: Death Masque; Star Wars Weekly #60, #94–#99, and #104–#115; Star Wars from Pizzazz #10–#16; The Rebel Thief, X-Wing Marks the Spot, Imperial Spy, and The Gambler’s Quest from Star Wars Kids #1–#15; Star Wars: The Mixed-Up Droid; Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Galoob minicomic; Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Ertl minicomic; and Star Wars: Droids from Apple Jacks.
• A mega-collection of previously uncollected adventures!

Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A)
On sale May 15
b&w, 616 pages
TP, 5″ x 7″
Though a man (plant?) of peace, Vash the Stampede may be the deadliest gunslinger in the Galaxy. But his brother, Knives, may be the deadliest creature in existence. Orchestrating a campaign of terror and destruction, Knives and his plant army are out to turn planet Gunsmoke into just that, and Knives may soon grow too powerful to be stopped—though Vash may die trying!
• Over 600 pages!
• Popular anime series, Cartoon Network Adult Swim mainstay.
• Yasuhiro Nightow’s latest series, Blood Blockade Battlefront, is available from Dark Horse.


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