Dark Horse Schedules New Volumes of "Blade of the Immortal" and "Drifters"

A full look at Dark Horse's early summer release slate

It can be quite a wait between volumes of Blade of the Immortal and Kohta Hirano's Hellsing follow-up, Drifters, but in July, Dark Horse will be releasing new collections of the two hot-blooded action manga.


BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL VOLUME 25: SNOWFALL AT DAWN TP
Hiroaki Samura (W/A)
On sale July 25
B&w, 224 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"
The showdown that fans have been waiting for begins here, as Manji and Shira finally cross paths! Although he’s missing an arm, Manji’s mystical healing powers still ensure that he’s a formidable opponent—but his greatest foe, the masochistic Shira, has a few depraved tricks up his own sleeves! With Shira deadlier than ever, having had plenty of time to plot twisted revenge schemes, will Manji be able to protect Rin from his deranged nemesis? Plus—an Ittö-ryü warrior dies, in typically dramatic Hiroaki Samura fashion. Samura's widely acclaimed Blade of the Immortal manga series has won awards across the globe, including the Eisner Award in America, the prestigious Media Arts Award of Japan, and multiple British Eagle Awards.


DRIFTERS VOLUME 2 TP
Kohta Hirano (W/A)
On sale July 25
B&w, 216 pages
$12.99
TP, 5" x 7 1/4"
Heroes from Earth’s history are deposited in an enchanted land where humans subjugate the nonhuman races. Samurai warriors Shimazu Toyohisa and Oda Nobunaga aid the elves in their struggle, but a greater threat grows in the north, where the Black King and his Ends have set out to decimate the planet. But chaos creates opportunity, and Nobunaga has his own visions of conquest! From Hellsing creator Kohta Hirano, Drifters is an all-out fantasy slugfest of epic proportion!


The company's full slate of May issues and July collections includes:

HELMETGIRLS: THE ART OF CAMILLA D’ERRICO VOLUME 2 HC
Camilla d’Errico (W/A)
On sale July 18
FC, 112 pages
$24.99
HC, 8 1/2" x 11"
Camilla d’Errico is a powerful voice in pop surrealism, her work combining diverse influences in imagery both singular and hauntingly familiar. Compelling and deeply personal, Helmetgirls documents Camilla’s art and lifestyle brand that fuses manga, steampunk, and fine art into an original and meaningful aggregate. Gargantuan biomechanical headgear adorns beautiful, wide-eyed, and seemingly fragile girls. More than just decoration, the helmets express each girl’s character, needs, and desires. Look deeply into the Helmetgirls’ eyes—they have a story to tell.



CAMILLA D’ERRICO NO ORDINARY LOVE BUST
On sale June 27
Approximately 8" tall and 5" wide
Limited to 950 numbered statues
$125.00


USAGI YOJIMBO VOLUME 26: TRAITORS OF THE EARTH TP & HC
Stan Sakai (W/A)
On sale July 4
B&w, 200 pages
$16.99
TP, 6” x 9”
On sale Aug 15
B&w, 200 pages
$59.99
HC, 6” x 9”
The rabbit ronin faces a horde of the undead when a harmless-looking but powerful charm brings a betrayed army back to life. With hundreds of zombies and an evil wizard to contend with, Usagi finds himself far out of his depth! Fortunately, he has the aid of fan-favorite character Sasuké the Demon Queller, most recently seen in the Yokai graphic novel. This volume also features several action-packed short stories, including the Eisner-nominated “Death of Lord Hikiji”! Collects Usagi Yojimbo #117–#123 and stories from Dark Horse Maverick 2001 and MySpace Dark Horse Presents #35.


ALABASTER: WOLVES #2 (of 5)
Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Steve Lieber (A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Greg Ruth (Cover)
On sale May 9
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

ANGEL & FAITH #10
Christos Gage (W), Chris Samnee (A), Jordie Bellaire (C), Steve Morris (Cover), and Rebekah Isaacs (Variant cover)
On sale May 30
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing


B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: THE DEVIL'S ENGINE #1 (of 3)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)
On sale May 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: THE TRANSFORMATION OF J. H. O'DONNELL
Mike Mignola (W/Variant cover), Scott Allie (W), Max Fiumara (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale May 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot


BLACKSAD: A SILENT HELL HC
Juan Díaz Canales (W) and Juanjo Guarnido (A/Cover)
On sale July 11
FC, 96 pages
$19.99
HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #9
Andrew Chambliss (W), Scott Allie (W), Cliff Richards (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Phil Noto (Cover), and Georges Jeanty (Variant cover)
On sale May 9
FC, 32 pages
$2.99

CRIME DOES NOT PAY ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 HC
Various (W/A)
On sale July 11
FC, 264 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 22 TP
Michael Fleisher (W), Jim Owsley (W), John Buscema (P), Ernie Chan (P/I), Val Mayerik (P/I), Bob Camp (I), Armando Gil (I), George Roussos (C), Christie Scheele (C), and Steven Mellor (C)
On sale July 4
FC, 232 pages
$18.99
TP, 7" x 10"


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #4
Brian Wood (W), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale May 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.50


CREEPY PRESENTS RICHARD CORBEN HC
Richard Corben (W/A/Cover), Donald F. McGregor (W), Greg Potter (W), Doug Moench (W), Bill DuBay (W), Steve Skeates (W), Rich Margopoulos (W), Jim Stenstrum (W), Gerry Boudreau (W), Budd Lewis (W), Bruce Jones (W), Roger McKenzie (W), Gerald Conway (W), Al Hewetson (W), Jack Butterworth (W), and Greg Potter (W)
On sale July 18
FC, 320 pages
$29.99
HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"
Over 300 pages of timeless terror from a master storyteller! Horror comics visionary and coloring pioneer Richard Corben has been a


DRAGON AGE VOLUME 1: THE SILENT GROVE HC
David Gaider (W), Alexander Freed (W), Chad Hardin (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 80 pages
$14.99
HC, 7" x 10"

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #12
John Layman (W), John Arcudi (W), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Steve Niles (W), Evan Dorkin (W/A), Tim Seeley (W), Francesco Francavilla (W/A), Dean Motter (W/A/Variant cover), Jim Valentino (W/A) , Mike Baron (W), Harlan Ellison (W), Sam Kieth (A/Cover), Christopher Mitten (A), Victor Drujiniu (A), Steve Rude (A), and Jonathan Case (A)
On sale May 23
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing


THE GUILD: FAWKES
Felicia Day (W), Wil Wheaton (W), Jamie McKelvie (A), Matthew Wilson (C), Paul Duffield (Cover), and Emma Ríos (Variant cover)
On sale May 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot


THE GUILD VOLUME 2 TP
Felicia Day (W), Jeff Lewis (W), Sean Becker (W), Kim Evey (W), Sandeep Parikh (W), Darick Robertson (P), Kristian Donaldson (P), Ron Chan (P/I/C),
Becky Cloonan (P/I), Tim Seeley (P/I), Dave Stewart (C), Georges Jeanty (Cover), and others
On sale July 4
FC, 144 pages
$14.99
TP, 6? x 9?


HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 5 HC
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Duncan Fegredo (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale July 11
FC, 408 pages
$49.99
HC, 9" x 12"


HOUSE OF NIGHT HC
P. C. Cast (W), Kristin Cast (W), Kent Dalian (W), Joëlle Jones (P), Karl Kerschl (P), Joshua Covey (P), Daniel Krall (P/C), Jonathan Case (P/C), Eric Canete (P/C), Ryan Hill (C), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale July 4
FC, 128 pages
$12.99
HC, 6" x 9"

KULL VOLUME 3: THE CAT AND THE SKULL TP
David Lapham (W), Gabriel Guzman (A), Garry Henderson (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 104 pages
$15.99
TP, 7" x 10"

LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE BURNING HAND #5 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tonci Zonjic (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale May 9
FC, 32 pages
$3.50


MASS EFFECT: HOMEWORLDS #2
Patrick Weekes (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Chris Staggs (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), Anthony Palumbo (Cover), and Mike Hawthorne (Variant cover)
On sale May 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


MIKE NORTON’S BATTLEPUG VOLUME 1 HC
Mike Norton (W/A) and Allen Passalaqua (C)
On sale July 5
FC, 72 pages
$14.99
HC, 8 1/2" x 12"


MIND MGMT #1
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover) and Gilbert Hernandez (Variant cover)
On sale May 23
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing


THE OCCULTIST VOLUME 1 TP
Tim Seeley (W), Mike Richardson (W), Victor Drujiniu (P), Jason Gorder (I), Andrew Dalhouse (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale July 18
FC, 136 pages
$16.99
TP, 7" x 10"


ORCHID #7
Tom Morello (W), Scott Hepburn (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale May 9
FC, 32 pages
$3.50


ORCHID VOLUME 1 TP
Tom Morello (W), Scott Hepburn (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale July 11
FC, 112 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"


RAGEMOOR #3
Jan Strnad (W) and Richard Corben (A/Cover)
On sale May 23
B&w, 32 pages
$3.50


RESET #2 (of 4)
Peter Bagge (W/A/Cover)
On sale May 16
B&w, 24 pages
$3.50


RESIDENT ALIEN #1
Peter Hogan (W) and Steve Parkhouse (A/Cover)
On sale May 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.50

SKELETON KEY COLOR SPECIAL
Andi Watson (W/A)
On sale May 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot


STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES—BOBA FETT IS DEAD #2 (of 4)
Tom Taylor (W) and Chris Scalf (A/Cover)
On sale May 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON #1 (of 5)
Haden Blackman (W), Agustin Alessio (A), Dave Wilkins (Cover), and Tsuneo Sanda (Variant cover)
On sale May 23
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—FORCE STORM #4 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P/Cover), Dan Parsons (I), and Wes Dzioba (C)
On sale May 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.50


STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC—WAR #5 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Andrea Mutti (P), Gigi Baldassini (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale May 9
FC, 32 pages
$3.50



TARZAN: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 11 HC
Gaylord DuBois (W) and Jesse Marsh (A)
On sale July 4
FC, 224 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"



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