Dark Horse Comics Solicitations For October 2014, Aliens, Predator, Buffy, MGMT, Father’s Day And More

Here’s what Dark Horse has coming in October 2014…. first on Bleeding Cool.

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ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1 (OF 4)

(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) E.M. Gist
As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!
$3.50

PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1 (OF 4)

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Dan Brown, Lucas Graciano
As the Perses begins her long journey home, a deadly stowaway forces the crew into a savage conflict! While the crew defend themselves against this unseen predator, the hunter itself stalks a much more substantial game!
$3.50

ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #2

(W) Chris Roberson (A) Patric Reynolds (CA) David Palumbo
After crashing their clunky mining ship on a strange planet, a group of human survivors face both xenomorph attacks and friction among themselves-which could spell doom for everyone! The stranded and desperate group has a single chance: one of their scientists, who seeks the key to their freedom.
$3.50

PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #2
(W) Paul Tobin (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) David Palumbo
After landing on LV-223, a recovery crew uncovers the fate of the Prometheus’s doomed mission-and a horror unlike anything known to man!
$3.50

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DEEP GRAVITY #4 (OF 4)
(W) Mike Richardson & Various (A) Fernando Baldo (CA) Matthew Wilson & Various
Their only means of escape exploded before their eyes. Now the survivors on the Vanguard have little hope left and a vicious creature stalking in the shadows. Can the people on the planet mount a rescue, or will the survivors burn in orbit . . . if they aren’t eaten first?
$3.99

TERMINATOR SALVATION FINAL BATTLE #10 (OF 12)

(W) J. Michael Straczynski (A/CA) Pete Woods
With humanity on the verge of extinction and his resistance shattered, a broken John Connor parleys with Skynet in a final, desperate effort to overcome the psychotic genius of Thomas Parnell and his Terminator thralls!
$3.99

HALO ESCALATION #11
(W) Duffy Boudreau (A) Ricardo Sanchez, Rob Lean (CA) Michael Atiyeh, Anthony Palumbo
“Exposure” part 1-Spartans Ray and Thorne set out on a secret mission to uncover the origin of a monstrous new bioweapon . . . but is it too late to prevent total catastrophe? Halo lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel), Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), and Ricardo Sánchez (Green Arrow) team up to present one of the most dangerous Spartan ops yet!
$3.99

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TOMB RAIDER #9
(W) Gail Simone, Rhianna Pratchett (A) Derliz Santacruz, Andy Owens (CA) Michael Atiyeh, Andy Park
Roanoke: a desolate, cursed place, forgotten by history. Lara and her allies find themselves trapped in this terrifying lost colony as they try to escape the hired killer gunning for them. However . . . Lara will soon find out there are more terrifying things lurking in the dark than a trained hit man!$3.50

DREAM LOGIC HC

(W/A/CA) David Mack
Collecting the entire series of Dream Logic by David Mack, this hardcover includes original new stories, as well as a gallery of artwork, a sketchbook, step-by-step art processes with commentary on Mack’s cover work, the Kabuki series, and never-before-seen extras.

Also included are art and making-of features from the Tarot Card set, exhibited in galleries around the world, as well as Mack’s figure drawings that were exhibited with the works of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele in Los Angeles and Chicago.
$34.99

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CONAN THE AVENGER #7

(W) Fred Van (A) Brian Ching (CA) Daryl Mandryk
After arriving in a port town, Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands, and Conan enters into an uncertain alliance to steal a legendary treasure of immeasurable wealth!

BLACK SKY SAMPLER ONE SHOT

(W) Frank J. Barbiere & Various (A) Colin Lorimer & Various (CA) Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson
A mysterious dimension hopper. A psychokinetic prodigy. A beautiful and vengeful specter. A socially inept sorcerer. Only they can deliver us from Black Sky! Don’t miss this value-priced primer with four action-packed issues! Enter the thrilling universe of Dark Horse superheroes! Contains Blackout #1, Brain Boy #0, Ghost #1, and The Occultist: At Death’s Door #1.

BRAIN BOY TP VOL 02 MEN FROM GESTALT

(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Freddie Williams (CA) Freddie Williams & Various
Agent Price’s new mission pits him against a doomsday cult leader with a political agenda that poses a direct threat to the president. But a mysterious hive mind has more menacing plans for Brain Boy. He’ll have no choice but to go head to head-brain to brain-with the mysterious Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T.! Collects Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #1-#4.

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CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #16

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Fernando Dagnino (CA) Javier Mena, Dustin Nguyen
Something’s stirring in the night, creeping and skulking at the edges of sight! A threat more savage than Captain Midnight’s faced before: a canine danger from fable and lore. As the darkness grows and the shadows deepen in this sinister story, you’ll be HOWLING for more!

X #18 (MR)

(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Eric Nguyen (CA) Freddie Williams, Jeremy Colwell
X has been abducted by the Skin Traders! Their gruesome, animal-faced leader is determined to get a slice of X’s famously resilient flesh. While Leigh and Ruidoso mobilize to track down X’s whereabouts, X fights tooth and nail to keep a deranged doctor from getting under his skin!

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X TP VOL 04 BETTER OFF DEAD

(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Eric Nguyen & Various (CA) Aleksi Briclot
Tango’s gang was a handful, but the Archon and his army, the Chosen, are more powerful than any enemy X has ever faced! Betrayed or abandoned by his allies, X must face Arcadia’s newest threat the old-fashioned way: alone! Collects issues #13-#16.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #3

(W/A) Brendan McCarthy & Various (CA) Brendan McCarthy
War is being waged while you sleep, and it’s a nightmare, in Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang! Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas weave a new tale from Naamaron in Amala’s Blade! Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) explores Vikings and sacrifice in The Chaining! And Ricardo Delgado’s Age of Reptiles returns!

Plus, new chapters of Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien and Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn’s Wrestling with Demons!

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1 FOR $1 ACTION PHILOSOPHERS

(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Ryan Dunlavey, Maurizio Rosenzweig (CA) Ryan Dunlavey
Get a taste of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey’s award-winning, best-selling Action Philosophers! Read about Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece, and learn the lessons of Nietzsche, the original übermensch!

FATHERS DAY #1 (OF 4)

(W) Mike Richardson (A) Gabriel Guzman (CA) Keron Grant, Java T
As a mob enforcer he was called the Eastside Butcher, but twenty years later Silas has found peace. That is, until his abandoned daughter shows up to give him a piece of her mind . . . and unwittingly leads a legion of hit men to settle accounts with Silas!

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MASSIVE #28

(W) Brian Wood (A) Garry Brown (CA) John Paul Leon
As a storm rages around the crew of the Kapital they embrace the reappearance of The Massive, and learn much more about the origin of the Crash from Mary. But it’s only when masses of earth rise from the ocean floor that things really get interesting. . .

“Wood continues to put together one of the best monthly series on the market. One that entertains and makes you think at the same time.”-Graphic Policy

MASSIVE TP VOL 04 SAHARA

(W) Brian Wood (A) Garry Brown, Danijel Zezelj (CA) John Paul Leon
Callum Israel and the crew of the Kapital face Arkady, Israel’s former colleague bent on revenge. When the Kapital is bombed, Callum and Mag head into post-Crash Europe to confront Arkady. But what they ultimately discover may lead them to their long-lost ship, The Massive. Meanwhile, Mary appears in the Sahara Desert, guarding a convoy of fresh water, holding a secret that might unravel Callum for good.
Collects issues #19-#24.

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MIND MGMT #27

(W/A/CA) Matt Kindt
Deep in South America, Meru receives training from the oldest living agent of Mind Management and, in the process, gets a peek into what the Management was really like in the mid-twentieth century!

POP #3

(W) Curt Pires (A) Jason Copland (CA) Dylan Todd
The walls are closing in. The threads are converging. How long can Elle and Coop run before their luck finally runs out? Before they’re finally captured? Just how far will the cartel go to reclaim Elle? All this and more, inside the spectacular third issue of POP!

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DARK AGES #3 (OF 4)

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) I. N. J. Culbard
Fortified in a secluded monastery, the heathen mercenaries discover a strange new ally in their war against the demons from the sky. But this new discovery reveals a conflict much older-and much more deadly-than any of them could have imagined!

SUNDOWNERS #3

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Jim Terry (CA) Chris Brunner
The pasts of the strange “superteam” known as the Sundowners begin to unfold as the Citizen tries to protect a family that no longer wants him, Arcanika is visited by an old boyfriend, and Crowlita experiences visions of a life she prays isn’t hers!

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GRENDEL VS SHADOW #2

(W/A/CA) Matt Wagner
The excitement continues as Eisner Award-winning creator Matt Wagner spins a tale from the Golden Age of pulp adventures. The era’s most iconic crime fighter and Master of Darkness, the Shadow, faces a foe who may prove to be his match . . . and more: the masked and mysterious menace known only as Grendel!

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TIGER LUNG HC

(W) Simon Roy, Jason Wordie (A/CA) Simon Roy
Thirty-five thousand years ago, the world was ruled by strange beasts and ancient gods! For some Paleolithic tribes, hope lay in the shaman warriors who stood between them and the unknown. Tiger Lung follows the struggle of one of these shamans to keep his people alive in a vast, hostile universe! Collects the Tiger Lung adventure from Dark Horse Presents #21-#23, along with two bonus stories.

 

CONCRETE PARK RESPECT #2

(W) Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander (A/CA) Tony Puryear
An exile on a strange new world, Isaac plunges deeper into danger with the slippery Silas, a nonhuman gang leader. Luca is hunted by the monstrous Potato King, and war engulfs Scare City! Concrete Park-a sexy sci-fi thriller by Tony Puryear (Eraser) and Erika Alexander-continues in this “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” arc!

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TRILOGY USA HC

(W) Yves H. (A/CA) Hermann
Corruption, violence, decay: European comics master Hermann and the up-and-coming writer Yves H. take a viciously satirical look at the dark side of the American soul. From the evil that stalks the Eastern Seaboard setting of “Blood Ties” to the crime-ridden Los Angeles of “Girl from Ipanema,” these three stories paint a picture of a new Babylon.

ATHENA VOLTAIRE COMPENDIUM HC

(W/A/CA) Steve Bryant
In the knuckle-dusting style of classic pulp adventure comes Athena Voltaire, the beautiful globetrotting aviatrix who takes on Nazis, zombies, and unspeakable occult creatures! This whopping tome rescripts and remasters Athena’s adventures from the long-running, Eisner-nominated comic by Steve Bryant, including over fifty pages of brand-new material!

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MIGHTY TP

(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne (A) Chris Samnee, Peter Snejbjerg (CA) Ryan Sook, John Kalisz
As the world’s only superhero, Alpha One has become an icon of hope in uncertain times. But while the population is inspired from a distance by their savior, police captain Gabriel Cole has gotten close enough to discover that Alpha One’s plans for a utopia are more radical than anyone suspects! Collects all twelve issues of the acclaimed series!

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GROO VS CONAN #4 (OF 4)

(W) Mark Evanier (A/CA) Sergio Aragones, Tom Yeates
The final showdown between the world’s greatest warrior and comics’ biggest idiot! Conan fights for his kingdom, Groo fights for his bakery, and Sergio and Mark fight for their comic shop . . . Triple story lines collide in a chaotic climax of barbaric proportions!

USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #3 (OF 6)

(W/A/CA) Stan Sakai
As Usagi and Tomoe race to warn the town of a marauding Martian war machine, Lord Noriyuki orders an all-out assault against the alien rocket-ending with General Gennosuke and Jotaro in a desperate battle face to face with the extraterrestrial invaders. Be warned-some of your favorite characters will not survive this issue!

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BTVS SEASON 10 #8 MAIN CVR

(W) Christos N. Gage (A) Rebekah Isaacs, Richard Corben (CA) Steve Morris
A Halloween issue spectacular takes Buffy and crew back to Sunnydale as they follow the stolen Vampyr book, finding a massive magical party at the Hellmouth-and a demon devouring revelers!

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ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #7 MAIN CVR

(W) Victor Gischler (A) Will Conrad (CA) Scott Fischer
Amy the Rat has been seeking favors in Magic Town, and Angel is on alert-what is this witch really after? Meanwhile, Faith has tracked Riley into the jungle to find a tribe of vicious new vampires! Casualties be happening . . .

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ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 10 TP VOL 01 RIVER MEETS SEA

(W) Victor Gischler (A) Will Conrad & Various (CA) Scott Fischer
Angel’s work is never done. Last time he averted an apocalypse, part of London turned into a chaotic stew of supernatural forces. Who better to watch over it than Angel himself? Or so he thinks. Meanwhile, Faith begins a new chapter in her life-slaying the undead, and then going corporate . . . Collects Angel & Faith Season 10 #1-#5.

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BALTIMORE WOLF AND THE APOSTLE #1 (OF 2)

(W) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (A) Peter Bergting (CA) Ben Stenbeck
When Inquisition agents come to destroy a wolf that used to be one of their own men, they don’t stand a chance without the ultimate ally!

ABE SAPIEN #17

(W) Mike Mignola, Scott Allie (A/CA) Sebastian Fiumara
People think Abe Sapien’s transformation means he’s connected to the monsters taking over the world. Now, returning to the town where he was shot, and where his transformation began, Abe seeks sanctuary with a strange group of survivors.

LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 04 GET THE LOBSTER

(W) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi (A/CA) Tonci Zonjic
A Manhattan wrestling match goes terribly wrong when the ref is killed in front of a live audience by two crazed-and seemingly bulletproof-wrestlers. Lobster Johnson’s attempt to subdue the mad duo ends with him becoming public enemy number one! Will the Lobster be able to clear his name with the full power of the city’s cops after him? Collects Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster #1-#5.

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BPRD HELL ON EARTH #124

(W) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi (A) Tyler Crook (CA) Laurence Campbell
Life goes on in Santa Fe despite the Ogdru Hem on the edge of town. But the B.P.R.D. comes to town too late to help at least one guy . . . and probably a lot more!

WITCHFINDER MYSTERIES OF UNLAND #5

(W) Kim Newman, Maura McHugh (A) Tyler Crook (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
Sir Edward Grey digs deeper into the shocking truth about Unland even as the city drowns in the rising waters. With the help of a mysterious woman, Grey faces raging waters and the eel assassins that have haunted his every step!

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COLDER BAD SEED #1

(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Juan Ferreyra
Life goes on for Declan Thomas after his deadly encounter with the psychotic Nimble Jack, but Declan’s strange powers continue to develop, offering him a profound connection with the nature of insanity. Little does he know that the malevolent Swivel wishes to pick up where Nimble Jack left off!

CREEPY COMICS #18

(W) Fred Van Lente & Various (A) Various (CA) Dustin Nguyen
It’s Uncle Creepy’s golden anniversary, and his loathsome legacy lives on in this milestone of macabre monstrosity! Prepare for putrid productions from Fred Van Lente (Conan the Avenger), Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy), Peter Bagge (Bat Boy), Art Baltazar (Itty Bitty Hellboy), and a horrible host of sinister surprises! Don’t miss out!

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STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #3

(W) David Lapham (A) Mike Huddleston (CA) E.M. Gist
As Ephraim Goodweather descends further into madness, dissecting an injured vampire and convinced that he can find something within its physiology that will give the rebellion an advantage, Vasiliy Fet finds an unlikely ally and makes a deal with someone very close to the Master. Meanwhile, Nora Martinez finds herself within the gates of the mysterious and terrifying Camp Liberty, a place no one ever leaves.

CRIMINAL MACABRE THIRD CHILD #2

(W) Steve Niles (A) Christopher Mitten (CA) Justin Erickson
Monsters everywhere have gone insane, and Cal knows this is far from over. With the sorcerer Hemlock returned and seeking revenge, will Cal be able to battle both the monsters outside and the one within?

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GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #4 (OF 4)

(W/A/CA) Eric Powell
“THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!” That’s the overly dramatic crap publishers put in solicitation copy to get you to buy their books. The books that tell the same story over and over again. Nothing really changes. There’s no impact. I’m not going to tell you anything that happens in this issue of Occasion of Revenge because to tell you anything would be to tell you too much. Other than that the Goon will never be the same again. Unlike some, I mean it.-Eric Powell

ESSENTIAL KURTZMAN HC VOL 01 JUNGLE BOOK

(W) Harvey Kurtzman & Various (A/CA) Harvey Kurtzman
Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book (#26 on The Comics Journal’s Top 100 Comics) is a “lost” classic. Crumb, Spiegelman, and Gilliam, among others, were inspired and influenced by Kurtzman’s masterpiece. In a deluxe hardcover, this collection is back in print after twenty-five years! Includes an introduction by Gilbert Shelton, an essay by Denis Kitchen, and a conversational afterword by Pete Poplaski and Robert Crumb!

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NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 15

(W/A/CA) Osamu Takahashi
Is it just an optical illusion, or are Rei and Shinji actually getting closer to one another? Asuka isn’t too sure-but one thing you can be sure of is that she’ll be giving this perception test a hard stare! And on that note, is Asuka falling victim to the same baka-tivity that afflicts her childhood friend, as she decides to use some of Shinji’s “techniques” to help bring Toji and Hikari closer together?

NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 03 (MR)

(W) Kazuo Koike (A/CA) Hideki Mori
Kazuo Koike returns to Lone Wolf and Cub with his twenty-first-century sequel, New Lone Wolf and Cub. Samurai Togo Shigekata has brought the dead Lone Wolf’s son, Daigoro, to an oasis of safety, the warship of Togo’s master, the lord of Satsuma. But when Togo is accused of treason, all hell breaks loose!

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GAME OF THRONES STARK WOLF SCULPTED MUG

A few sips of your beverage and a familiar creature will be revealed. A few more sips and you will see a sculpted version of the Stark house sigil: a stately gray direwolf, teeth bared, ready to defend your honor, or at least your ale!

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GAME OF THRONES BUTTONS COUNTER DISPLAY

The Game of Thrones Buttons Counter Display is a handy display box that contains 200 buttons. The fold-back lid props up and displays four buttons of your choosing. There are twenty-five designs in all, featuring logos and characters from the popular HBO show.

ART OF DRAGON AGE INQUISITION HC

(W/A/CA) BioWare
The next generation of fantasy is here! Go behind the scenes of Dragon Age: Inquisition, the most ambitious game ever created by legendary developer BioWare!

Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen art pieces and commentary from the developers themselves, this volume offers revealing insight into the inspiration and creation of every facet of Dragon Age: Inquisition, from the heroes to the wondrous weapons they wield, the powerful beasts they battle, and the extraordinary world they inhabit.

o Filled with never-before-seen art!

o Commentary by the creators of Dragon Age!

o From BioWare, developers of the hit Mass Effect series!