Dark Horse Solicits For September 2016 With The Strain, Aliens, Hellboy… And Douglas Rushkoff

Posted by June 15, 2016 Comment

It’s that time folks. And as usual, Dark Horse Comics are amongst the first out of the gate. Here comes Septemner 2016 solicitations, with the return of The Strain, new Aliens and Hellboy comics and new Resident Alien as well… but we begin with a very special graphic novel from Douglas Rushkoff and Michael Oeming.

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A perception-altering narrative from media maverick Douglas Rushkoff!

Aleister & Adolf HC

Douglas Rushkoff (W) and Michael Avon Oeming (A/Cover)

On sale Nov 2

b&w, 96 pages

$19.99

HC, 6” x 9”

Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff weaves a mind-bending tale of iconography and mysticism. During the Second World War, the legendary occultist Aleister Crowley develops a powerful and dangerous new weapon in the conflict against the Axis powers. But this unconventional new form of warfare could cast the world into Armageddon!

• Beautifully rendered by Michael Avon Oeming (Powers)!

• Foreword by Grant Morrison!

The art from Tristan Jones is unbelievably good.”—Comic Trash

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Aliens: Defiance #6

Brian Wood (W), Tristan Jones (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

On sale Sept 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing
When Zula and Davis’s plan to deny the Colonial Marines a xenomorph sample hits a snag, their only remaining course of action may be something they can never come back from.

Aliens: Defiance exists to play with your expectations.”—We the Nerdy

Those who die are the lucky ones.

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Aliens: Life and Death #1 (of 4)

Dan Abnett (W), Moritat (A), Rain Beredo (C), David Palumbo (Cover), and Sachin Teng (Variant cover)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

In the aftermath of the battle with the Engineers, the surviving humans on LV-223 are wounded and scattered—and easy prey for a gathering horde of Aliens!

The Colonial Marines get a taste of what it’s like to be at the bottom of the food chain!

“Dan Abnett lives up to the hype and delivers a fantastic story.”—Hulking Reviewer

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Archie Archives: The Double Date and Other Stories TP

Harry Sahle (W/A), Ed Goggin (W), Bill Vigoda (W/A), Janice Valleau (A), and Virginia Drury (I)

On sale Nov 9

FC, 232 pages

$19.99

TP, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”

Archie Andrews and his calamitous crew of bosom buddies are some of the best-known characters to ever emerge from the pages of comic books. This beautifully reproduced paperback includes 200-plus pages of hilarious high-school high jinks and wonderful cartooning by the great talents who originally brought Archie to life! Collects stories from Pep Comics #46–#50 and Archie Comics #7–#10!

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The Art of Battlefield 1 HC

On sale Oct 25

FC, 184 pages

$39.99

HC, 9” x 12”

YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A BATTLEFIELD LIKE THIS.

Dark Horse Books presents The Art of Battlefield 1, chronicling the production of EA DICE’s latest entry in the iconic action series. Visit scenes of the historical conflicts of World War I and examine the gear of the century’s most intimidating soldiers. This is a volume that will thrill gamers in a package that collectors will adore.

• An intimate look into EA DICE’s new Battlefield opus!

• The Battlefield franchise travels back in time to World War I!

• The Battlefield series has surpassed 60 million units in sales!

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The Art of Metal Gear Solid V HC & Ltd. Ed. HC

On sale Nov 2

FC, 224 pages

$39.99

HC, 9” x 12”

On sale Nov 15

FC, 224 pages

$99.99

Ltd. Ed. HC, 9” x 12”

Celebrate one of the most influential and beloved video game franchises of all time with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V! Featuring hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen concept art from the game’s creators, this beautiful art book is a perfect addition to any gamer’s collection!

• The genre-defining stealth-game franchise reaches its groundbreaking conclusion!

Metal Gear Solid V sold over three million copies in the first week of its release!

• Featuring art from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain!

• The limited-edition package is enclosed in a tactical slipcase and contains an exclusive fine art print by superstar illustrator Ashley Wood!

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Astrid Volume 1: Cult of the Volcanic Moon TP

Kim W. Andersson (W/A/Cover)

On sale Nov 30

FC, 144 pages

$19.99

TP, 7” x 10”

Formerly the Galactic Coalition’s top recruit, the now-disgraced Astrid is offered a special mission from her old commander. She’ll prove herself worthy of another chance at becoming a Galactic Peacekeeper . . . if she can survive giant insects, brutal sects, and the ancient evil of an uncharted volcanic moon, of course!

Swedish comics creator Kim W. Andersson (The Complete Love Hurts, Alena) weaves a comedic sci-fi epic for fans of Firefly and Mass Effect!

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Coloring Book TP

Jed Henry (A/Cover)

On sale Oct 5

b&w, 96 pages

$14.99

TP, 10” x 10”

Relive your favorite scenes from Avatar: The Last Airbender with this beautifully detailed coloring book! Filled with 45 black-and-white images by artist Jed Henry, and produced in collaboration with creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this book is sure to be a hit with any Avatar fan!

An epic, gripping superhero mystery.”—Scott Snyder (Wytches)

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Black Hammer #3

Jeff Lemire (W/Variant cover), Dean Ormston (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing
Long before Spiral City’s greatest heroes were written out of their universe, the Martian champion Barbalien was already stranded far from home. Disguised as churchgoing Mark Markz in the timeless farming community where the heroes find themselves trapped, Barbalien faces a terrifying personal decision, even as he relives his painful past!

• Variant cover by Jeff Lemire!
Bounty is totally fresh and fun.”—Fiona Staples (Saga)

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Bounty #3

Kurtis Wiebe (W), Mindy Lee (A/Cover), and Leonardo Olea (C)

On sale Sept 7

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing
It’s time to explore everyone’s tragic backstory! But as Nina, Viv, and even Oscar spill their guts, Georgie is thinking about the bottom line. Now that their secret identities have leaked, it’s starting to look like they’ll never get paid.

Rat Queens creator Kurtis Wiebe joins forces with Mindy Lee to present a femme fatale sci-fi caper of epic proportions!

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B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #145

Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Laurence Campbell (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Liz and Johann run out of strength, unable to keep up with the Ogdru Jahad. In Colorado, Kate tries to evacuate BPRD headquarters before the monster can kill everyone.

Hell on Earth’s fiery conclusion claims lives!

In development with A24 Productions for AMC!

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Brian Wood (W), Mack Chater (A), Lee Loughridge (C), and Tula Lotay (Cover)

On sale Sept 14

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Grace’s first test as boss of the Briggs’ territory presents itself: bring her sons together in the aftermath of an attempted assassination. Nearby, two ATF agents start to dig into the family business.

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The Chronicles of Conan Volume 33: The Mountain Where Crom Dwells and Other Stories TP

Roy Thomas (W), Mike Docherty (P/Cover), E. R. Cruz (P), John Watkiss (P), Ricardo Villagrán (I/Cover), and Nel Yomtov (C)

On sale Nov 16

FC, 224 pages

$19.99

TP, 7” x 10”

Conan scales the Mount of Crom to thwart the release of Shuma-Gorath, an ancient, malevolent demon. But the witch queen Vammatar and the necromancer Kulan Gath seek the Books of Shuma-Gorath to free the evil god and bring it under their control! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #259–#267.

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The Complete ElfQuest Volume 3 TP

Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover) and Richard Pini (W)

On sale Nov 2

b&w, 416 pages

$24.99

TP, 7” x 9 3/4”

The legacy of Wendy and Richard Pini’s ElfQuest continues! Experience the dreams of the Wolfriders during their deep sleep as they await the passage of ten thousand years to reunite the tribes—and enjoy the lavishly colored stories of the tribe’s history. Collects ElfQuest: Dreamtime and ElfQuest: Hidden Years.

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Written by Cullen Bunn!

Conan the Slayer #3

Cullen Bunn (W), Sergio Dávila (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Admira Wijaya (Cover)

On sale Sept 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

While on a raid, Conan and a small party of Kozaki riders—including the chief’s son—are separated from the rest of the tribe and attacked by a sea witch. Meanwhile, in their absence, disastrous events are unfolding at the Kozaki camp . . .

• Powerhouse writer Cullen Bunn and artist Sergio Dávila team up for a new Conan series!

• Cover by Admira Wijaya!

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Creatures of the Night HC (Second Edition)

Neil Gaiman (W) and Michael Zulli (A/Cover)

On sale Nov 2

FC, 48 pages

$12.99

HC, 7” x 10”

Two magical stories featuring strange creatures that are not quite what they seem! In “The Price,” a mysterious feline engages in a nightly conflict with an unseen, vicious foe. “The Daughter of Owls” recounts a tale of an orphan girl—and how those who wronged her faced bizarre consequences!

• From New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman)!

• Gorgeously redesigned new edition!

A blend of The X-Files and Marvel’s A.I.M.

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Cryptocracy #4

Van Jensen (W) and Pete Woods (A/Cover)

On sale Sept 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Hidden away in northern China is the Preserve, a walled-off compound where the Nine Families have secreted away the world’s deadliest cryptozoological creatures. Grahame and Jason venture inside to search for a clue to the origin of the Mothmen, but learning the truth is only the first step. Then, they’ll have to escape alive. Elsewhere, Bela shines a bright light on the Cryptocracy, sparking her followers to war.

• A fun and thrilling adventure melding conspiracy theories, alternate history, trippy sci-fi, political thrills, and intense action!

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Danganronpa: The Animation Volume 3 TP

Takashi Tsukimi (W/A/Cover)

On sale Nov 23

b&w, 192 pages

$12.99

TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4″

The life-or-death courtroom game continues at Hope’s Peak Academy as Makoto and Kyoko work together to try to prove Yasuhiro’s innocence and convict Celestia in the latest round of class trials! And Makoto has learned in his investigations that one of his fellow students is being forced by Monokuma to spy on them. Should he reveal this secret to the others—or wait for the spy to make what could be a very drastic move?

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Dark Horse Presents #26

Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Justin Gray (W), Keith Goldberg (W), Kaare Andrews (W), John Arcudi (W), Alan Gordon (W), Rich Woodall (W), Paul Levitz (W), Aaron Campbell (A), Troy Nixey (A/Cover), Lucas Varela (A), Bo Hampton (A), Craig Rousseau (A), and Tim Hamilton (A)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 48 pages

$4.99

Ongoing

This month’s issue of Dark Horse Presents features three new stories: Black Sinister by Kaare Andrews and Troy Nixey, Espirits de Corps by John Arcudi and Lucas Varela, and Rubber Guns by Keith Goldberg, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Aaron Campbell!

Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood, Al Gordon and Bo Hampton’s The Once and Future Tarzan, and Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl continue in this issue!

As high-pressure as a deep-sea diving suit.”New York Magazine/Vulture

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Dept. H #6

Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Sharlene Kindt (C)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 28 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Time is running out. At the bottom of the ocean, the Dept. H base is flooding. Tensions are rising within the isolated crew. Trapped with her father’s murderer, will Mia be able to survive long enough to solve the mystery?

• Featuring content exclusive to the single issues!

• From New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Past Aways, Super Spy)!

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Echoes TP

Mike Richardson (W), Gabriel Guzmán (A/Cover), and Java Tartaglia (C)

On sale Nov 23

FC, 104 pages

$14.99

TP, 7” x 10”

Troubled pilot Fred Martin is caught in a bizarre storm and loses control of his aircraft. Martin awakens unharmed, only to discover that he is thirty years in the past with the impossible opportunity to right the wrong that ruined his future. But to prevent murder, will he commit murder?

• An original graphic novel!

• By Mike Richardson writer of 47 Ronin, The Secret, and Crimson Empire.

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ElfQuest: The Final Quest #16

Wendy Pini (W/A/Cover), Richard Pini (W), and Sonny Strait (C)

On sale Sept 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

The invading human army lands. Now all the elves must pull together to defend the ancestral home of the Wolfriders. Their most potent weapon, the Palace of the High Ones, will not—cannot—be used, even in self-defense. And Cutter, seemingly restored, suddenly realizes he has a new quest: to seek the one being in the world who can right an ancient wrong.

• A New York Times best-selling series!

• Brand-new ElfQuest adventures!

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Groo: Fray of the Gods #3

Sergio Aragonés (W/A/Cover), Mark Evanier (W), and Tom Luth (C)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

What does a god do when his followers stop following? Easy: He makes them follow. Ravenous the Insatiable (one of your greedier gods) and his minions do godlike things to his flock. That is, until the godforsaken warrior named Groo shows up. Then the new order of Ravenous faces a challenge, and all the believers suddenly believe it’s time to flee. With lettering by Stan Sakai, coloring by Tom Luth, and yet another actual, real letter column by Evanier, it’s a treat for anyone smarter than Groo . . . which is, of course, everyone.

• An Eisner Award–winning title with Eisner and Harvey Award–winning creators!

This is illustrated horror at its best. The world of Harrow County is dark, dense and deserves its status as a modern horror classic.”—Big Comic Page

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Harrow County #16

Cullen Bunn (W) and Tyler Crook (A/Cover)

On sale Sept 14

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Emmy is faced with a decision: will she join the mysterious coven that claims to be her family? If she goes with them and leaves Harrow County, everything she’s ever known will be destroyed. But if she denies this powerful family and stays to protect her home, she will make enemies out of the most powerful beings she’s ever encountered.

• The conclusion to the fourth arc reveals secrets about Emmy’s past!

• Featuring a special backup story by Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt, exclusive to the single issues!

He’s not just hunting yetis.

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954—The Black Sun #1 (of 2)

Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Stephen Green (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Mike Huddleston (Cover)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

When an unknown creature attacks a research group on an Arctic expedition, Hellboy and the BPRD are sent to investigate. No longer the newbie, Hellboy thinks he can solve the mystery immediately, but what they find in the snow reveals something much bigger behind the beast.

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House of Penance #6 (of 6)

Peter Tomasi (W), Ian Bertram (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Evil has infiltrated Sarah’s sanctuary. Even Warren Peck, her newfound protector and confidant, is overwhelmed by the spirits that seek revenge upon her. In the terrifying conclusion of Tomasi and Bertram’s horror miniseries, Sarah is forced to confront her demons, face to face.

“Blending horror, history and fiction, House of Penance stands as a singular triumph. Tomasi and Bertram have crafted something truly special with this book.”—Scott Snyder (Wytches)

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Kabuki Library Edition Volume 4 HC

David Mack (W/A/Cover)

On sale Nov 2

FC, 400 pages

$39.99

HC, 9” x 12”

Celebrating twenty years of Kabuki, this is the last volume in a complete set of the entire critically acclaimed Kabuki series in large oversize library editions.

This edition collects the Kabuki volumes Masks of the Noh, Scarab, and more! The Noh operatives learn Kabuki has gone rogue and is now deemed a liability. With instructions to infiltrate the Control Corps installation, they have one goal: find Kabuki. If she’s dead, bring back her corpse. If she’s alive . . . bring back her corpse.

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Kingsway West #2 (of 4)

Greg Pak (W), Mirko Colak (A/Cover), and Wil Quintana (C)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

In an Old West overrun with magic, the Chinese outlaw Kingsway Law rides toward the town of Rio Chino to reunite with his wife. But can he escape a winged and dangerous Buffalo Soldier scout named Strode and the Engineer’s monstrous posse? Meanwhile, a swordswoman named Ah Toy seeks Kingsway’s help, but every step in the wrong direction is a step further from his love.

• Greg Pak and Mirko Colak team up for a magical western!

Once upon a Time in the West meets Princess Mononoke.

A tightly-knit melodrama rife with the blackest of humor, sharply tuned dialogue, and an appropriately gripping cliffhanger.”—Doom Rocket

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Lady Killer 2 #2 (of 5)

Joëlle Jones (W/A/Cover) and Michelle Madsen (C)

On sale Sept 7

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Josie accepts an offer to team up and discovers the partnership is a match made in hit heaven. But not everything is smooth sailing when the local hit squad discovers who her new partner is.

• The return of the best-selling original series from Joëlle Jones!

ALL-AGES FANTASY ADVENTURE!

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Mae #5

Gene Ha (W/A/Cover) and Wesley Hartman (C)

On sale Sept 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Cornered by an evil duke, Mae and Abbie are desperate to escape and rescue their father. But it’s out of the frying pan and into the fire as Mae starts to learn more about Abbie’s past in this fantasy world that once hailed her as a hero.

“The actual reading of the story was pure joy, since I was already won over, and fully confident that I was once more in the hands of an expert storyteller.”—Bill Willingham (Fables)

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The Massive Library Edition Volume 2 HC

Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Danijel Zezelj (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), and J. P. Leon (Cover)

On sale Nov 9

FC, 376 pages

$39.99

HC, 8” x 12 3/16”

The Crash was only the beginning. What remains of civilization is being obliterated by a series of cataclysmic events. The truth about the identity of Captain Israel’s companion Mary, which began as a faint signal, grows louder—and she’s seemingly connected to it all. This second volume of The Massive Library Edition collects The Massive issues #16–#30 in a beautiful hardcover.

Over 700 pages of fun and mayhem!

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Megatokyo Omnibus 02 TP

Fred Gallagher (W/A/Cover)

On sale Nov 2

b&w, 752 pages

$19.99

TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4″

Join obsessed otaku Piro and his hardcore 133t h4x0rm4573r gamer friend, Largo, on their chaotic adventures in Tokyo from their unique—and dramatically different—points of view! The next three volumes of Fred Gallagher’s popular otaku-gamer fantasy epic are finally collected—with new material exclusive to this edition!

• Celebrating Fred Gallagher’s popular, long-running web comic!

• A huge, affordable tome filled with bonus pages!

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Nexus Omnibus Volume 8 TP

Mike Baron (W), Mike Allred (W), Steve Rude (P), Gary Martin (I), George Freeman (C), and Paul Mounts (C)

On sale Nov 9

FC, 380 pages

$24.99

TP, 6” x 9”

Created by Mike Baron and Steve Rude, Nexus is a superhero/science-fiction masterpiece! This value-priced omnibus collects Nexus: The Wages of Sin #1–#4, Nexus: Executioner’s Song #1–#4, Nexus: God Con #1–#2, Nexus: Nightmare in Blue #1–#4, and Nexus Meets Madman!

• Multiple Eisner Award winner!

• Over 350 pages!

• Featuring a guest appearance from Mike Allred’s Madman!

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Oh My Goddess! Omnibus Book 5 TP

Kosuke Fujishima (W/A/Cover)

On sale Nov 30

b&w, 568 pages

$19.99

TP, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″

Skuld, who loves to overengineer, has trouble understanding the simple appeal of a bicycle—until Sentaro, a boy in town, teaches her how to ride one. But Skuld is new to understanding love as well . . . Meanwhile, the girl on campus who can never get enough love (and worship), Sayoko Mishima, is willing to sell her soul to help demoness Mara defeat Belldandy . . . and turn Nekomi Tech into a literal castle where Queen Sayoko reigns supreme! Book 5 of the omnibus collections contains chapters 73 through 89 from the regular OMG! series.

• Omnibus edition features larger art size, brighter paper, and bonus color illustrations!

At war with a god!

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Prometheus: Life and Death #4 (of 4)

Dan Abnett (W), Andrea Mutti (A), Rain Beredo (C), and David Palumbo (Cover)

On sale Sept 14

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

How do you fight a god? The Colonial Marines had better come up with a plan—because the battle has already begun!

“A varicolored bloodbath.”—Adventures in Poor Taste

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Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #3 (of 4)

John Layman (W), Chris Mooneyham (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Glenn Fabry (Cover/Variant cover)

On sale Sept 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Dr. Reinstöt is hosting a party! AN APOCALYPSE PARTY! He’s gotten his hands on some xenomorph DNA: a dream come true for a mad genetic scientist who’s already built a clan of animal hybrids. He’s also captured a Predator, and even his old acquaintance Judge Dredd has come knocking on his isolated lab’s door. Now that his friends are here and ready to go, the only thing left to do is hit the town! They’re taking the party to Mega-City One and raising hell!

• Written by Eisner Award–winning, New York Times best-selling Chew creator John Layman!

• A co-publication with IDW and 2000 AD!

A compelling cyberpunk mystery.”—Kotaku

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Psycho Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami Volume 1 TP

Midori Gotu (W) and Natsuo Sai (A/Cover)

On sale Nov 9

FC, 160 pages

$11.99

TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4″

In this prequel to the hit science-fiction crime drama anime series, Psycho Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami reveals how the legendary Enforcer was once an ace detective! Working within the city-regulating Sybil System, Inspectors must fight crime in a future where a single number measures your criminal tendencies and determines if you are useful to society!

• From star creator Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica).

Ties in with the hit anime series! One of Funimation’s first anime to be streamed as a “broadcast dub.”

Tanino Liberatore. Italian. Acid-fueled son of R. Corben. His dwindling output is still crowned by his [Ranx].”—Guillermo del Toro

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Ranx HC

Stefano Tamburini (W) and Tanino Liberatore (A/Cover)

On sale Nov 9

FC, 192 pages

$24.99

HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”

The 1980s Heavy Metal cult series, collected for the first time in English!

Ranx is a sci-fi antihero made of photocopier parts and ultraviolence. In a futuristic dystopia, he protects his girlfriend Lubna from vicious drug dealers on a brutal path of sex, carnage, and destruction.

This volume collects all of the Ranx stories by Italian comic masters Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore.

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Resident Alien is a refreshingly original take on the classic whodunit murder mystery formula.”—Newsarama

Resident Alien: The Man with No Name #1 (of 4)

Peter Hogan (W) and Steve Parkhouse (A/Cover)

On sale Sept 14

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

A stranded alien hides in plain sight, posing as a doctor in Patience, Washington. After he accidentally shows himself to federal investigators who are on his trail, a mysterious arsonist and a stubborn agent arrive in town to heat things up! Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) continue their unique, acclaimed science-fiction/murder-mystery series!

• Another standalone murder mystery from the critically acclaimed comics team!

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The bizarre origin of the BPRD’s greatest foe. 

Rise of the Black Flame #1 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Laurence Campbell (Cover)

On sale Sept 7

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Young girls are going missing from the cities of Siam, and the trail leads to the jungle hideout of a bloodthirsty cult wielding an ancient evil power—the Cult of the Black Flame.

• Christopher Mitten joins the Mignolaverse!

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RG Veda Book 2 TP

CLAMP (W/A/Cover)

On sale Nov 2

b&w, 656 pages

$24.99

TP, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″

RG Veda (pronounced Rig Veda) is based on a classic Indian saga. Ashura has decided to trust the known liar Kujaku to tell the truth and lead them to the fabled Ice Castle in search of Yasha, magicked away in a cloud of butterflies! But there are many strange fortresses in the realms of the gods, and the Sky Castle also is a place of darkness, shrouded in sorrow by the grief of Lady Karura for her sister. And even a sanctuary in the clouds is no safe refuge to one hoping for revenge on the usurper of the heavens, Taishakuten . . .

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The Rook Volume 2: Desperate Times TP

Steven Grant (W), Paul Gulacy (A/Cover), and Jesus Aburto (C)

On sale Nov 30

FC, 104 pages

$14.99

TP, 7” x 10”

Equipped with a pair of six-shooters and a time-traveling castle, Restin Dane must clean up the mess he’s made of the time stream. Bill DuBay’s time-traveling adventure continues with Steven Grant and Paul Gulacy at the helm.

• Doctor Who meets Han Solo!

• The most popular series to ever be introduced in the pages of Eerie!

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Serenity Adult Coloring Book TP

Sean Cooke (A/Cover), Stephen Byrne (A), Facundo Percio (A), Fernando Melek (A), Pablo Churin (A), and others

On sale Oct 26

b&w, 96 pages

$14.99

TP, 10” x 10”

Join the crew of the Serenity on an adventure through the ’verse where you can relive your favorite moments from the Firefly series—and more! This stunning adult coloring book is filled with 45 detailed and completely original black-and-white illustrations for you to color however you desire.

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The origin of Mr. Quinlan!

The Strain: Mister Quinlan—Vampire Hunter #1 (of 5)

David Lapham (W), Edgar Salazar (P), Keith Champagne (I), Dan Jackson (C),

Juan Ferreyra (Cover), and Paolo Rivera (30th anniversary variant cover)

On sale Sept 14

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

A vampiric abomination seeks to destroy the monster that sired him. Born as a mistake of a powerful vampire known as the Master and raised in the brutal gladiatorial arenas of ancient Rome, Mr. Quinlan must survive long enough to carry out his mission when his target begins hunting him.

• Go back to the beginnings of a popular character from The Strain.

• Watch The Strain on FX!

Beware the beast man, for he is the devil’s pawn.

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Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1 (of 5)

Tim Seeley (W), David Walker (W), Fernando Dagnino (A), Sandra Molina (C), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

On sale Sept 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Raised as brothers but separated by slave traders, Tarzan and his ape brother Caesar reunite when the war between man and ape takes them from the jungles of Africa to the center of the earth.

• From the writers of Revival and Power Man and Iron Fist!

• A co-publication with Boom! Studios!

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Tomb Raider #8

Mariko Tamaki (W), Phillip Sevy (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Tula Lotay (Cover)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

Following the events of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft’s life gets more complicated. Lara thought she was on a simple mission to find her missing friend Sam, but after an encounter with the Order of Trinity, she realizes that things aren’t quite so simple. Haunted by her memories of Yamatai, Lara is determined to rescue her friend, whatever the cost. But the specter of Himiko the Sun Queen looms large in Sam’s life and threatens to consume her completely!

• Continuing where the Rise of the Tomb Raider game left off!

• By Eisner Award–winning author Mariko Tamaki.

Some of the loveliest artwork I’ve seen in a comic book in a long, long time.”—Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man)

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Tree Mail TP

Mike Raicht (W) and Brian Smith (W/A/Cover)

On sale Nov 2

FC, 120 pages

$12.99

TP, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”

Rudy—a determined frog—hopes to overcome the odds and land his dream job delivering mail to the other animals on Popomoko Island! Rudy always hops forward, no matter what obstacle seems to be in the way of his dreams!

• Mike Raicht and Brian Smith (cocreators of The Stuff of Legend) deliver a full-color, all-ages romp!

• Cowriter and artist Brian Smith is a regular contributor to SpongeBob Comics.

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Weird Detective #4 (of 5)

Fred Van Lente (W), Guiu Vilanova (A/Cover), and Mauricio Wallace (C)

On sale Sept 21

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

Sebastian Greene is finding it increasingly difficult to keep his true identity a secret from his partner, Sana Fayez. At the same time, he’s finally tracked down the Juice Box Killer—but can he take on the horrendous beast by himself?

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The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Shot Glass Set

On sale Oct 26

Set of three

$14.99

In the world of The Witcher, training takes place at different schools, each in a different location and focusing on different fighting techniques.

We have taken the emblems from the three best-known schools—a wolf, cat, and griffin—and applied them to shot glasses with the Witcher logo on the reverse. Packaged in a handsome boxed set.

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Witchfinder: City of the Dead #2 (of 5)

Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Julián Totino Tedesco (Cover)

On sale Sept 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

After narrowly surviving an attack by risen corpses in a London cemetery, Sir Edward Grey follows his only lead to a dead end, but the Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra may be able to reveal what is behind the undead.

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“When it comes to blowing up military monstrosities, no game does it better than World of Tanks.”—GameSpot

World of Tanks #2 (of 5)

Garth Ennis (W), Carlos Ezquerra (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Isaac Hannaford (Cover)

On sale Sept 28

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

After an attack on the German panzers goes awry, the British crew of the Snakebite discover there is something dangerously unique about their tank. Garth Ennis (Preacher, Hellblazer) and Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog) team up to create a tense war story inspired by the massively popular (over 110 million players!) online game World of Tanks.

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The Zone Continuum: Legacy TP

Bruce Zick (W/A/Cover)

On sale Nov 9

b&w, 128 pages

$14.99

TP, 7” x 10”

Revisit The Zone Continuum, Disney animator Bruce Zick’s original sci-fi noir opus, with this first-ever collection of the entire four-issue Caliber Press run, with dozens of pieces of bonus material!

• Bruce Zick’s animation career included such iconic projects as The Lion King, Batman: The Animated Series, and The Real Ghostbusters!

• Superheroic drama in a complex sci-fi setting!

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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