Dark Horse Schedules "Oreimo", "Angelic Layer" Omnibus, New "Berserk" Manga

A strong manga September from comic publisher

Dark Horse has announced its slates of July comics and September graphic novels. This has shaped up to be a remarkably strong schedule for manga releases, with the debut of Oreimo and the omnibus of CLAMP's early venture into shonen manga, Angelic Layer, as well as more Card Captor Sakura, Berserk, and Vampire Hunter D.

 

ANGELIC LAYER BOOK 1 TP
CLAMP (W/A)
On sale Sept 19
b&w, 480 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4" 
Junior-high student Misaki Suzuhara has just arrived in Tokyo to live with her glamorous TV news star aunt and to attend the prestigious Eriol Academy. But what excites her above everything is Angelic Layer, the arena game where you control an Angel—a miniature robot fighter whose moves depend on your mind! Misaki's small, just like her Angel, Hikaru (named after her favorite manga, Magic Knight Rayearth), but her natural battle skills have been recognized by a very odd scientist, Ichiro “Icchan” Mihara. Before she knows it, Misaki is an up-and-coming contender in Angelic Layer . . . and in way over her not-very-tall head! How far can enthusiasm take her in an arena full of much more experienced fighters . . . and a game full of secrets . . . ?
• Popular anime TV series currently streaming on Crunchyroll.
• Remastered from the original artwork.
• Book 1 contains several bonus illustrations in full color.


BERSERK VOLUME 36 TP
Kentaro Miura (W/A)
On sale Sept 19
b&w, 208 pages
$14.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
What Guts the Black Swordsman and his companions had seen as an island refuge from monstrous sea creatures and the ghost ship of the demonic Bonebeard is in fact the very lair of the malefic sea god that controls them. With no avenue of escape, Guts must once again don the Berserker armor to give his company any chance of survival. But without the protective influence of the sorceress Schierke, Guts risks being forever lost within the cursed armor and becoming an even greater threat to his comrades!
• Inspired the popular anime series.


CARDCAPTOR SAKURA BOOK 4 TP
CLAMP (W/A)
On sale Sept 26
b&w, 592 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4” x 8 1/4”
It’s the conclusion of Cardcaptor Sakura!
Now is the time for people to admit the feelings for other people they've held secret . . . but there are so many feelings, running in so many directions! What are the true desires of Eriol, the powerful young boy who is the reincarnation of Clow Reed . . . and why did he wish that Sakura would replace him as Master of the Clow . . . ?
• Book 1 made eight critics' lists for Best Manga of 2010!
• Remastered from the original artwork!
• Contain illustrations in full color, more than any previous book in the series!
• Inspired the anime TV series and movies, released through Geneon.


OREIMO VOLUME 1 TP
Tsukasa Fushimi (W) and Sakura Ikeda (A/Cover)
On sale Sept 5
b&w, 200 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4”
High-school student Kyosuke doesn’t get along with his cranky, dismissive, and secretive 14-year-old little sister Kirino, but he finds himself somehow protecting Kirino’s secrets—she’s not only a fashion model and a great student, but she’s got a huge collection of naughty video games and anime! This hilarious, charming hit series is filled with surprises and outrageous laughs. Who says girls can’t be otaku, too?
• The original “light novels” in Tsukasa Fushimi's Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai series have sold over 950,000 copies in Japan.
• The anime adaptation has been extremely popular in both Japan and America!
• Each volume features color pages, bonus funnies, and your letters!

VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOLUME 18: FORTRESS OF THE ELDER GOD TP
Hideyuki Kikuchi (W) and Yoshitaka Amano (A/Cover)
On sale Sept 5
b&w, 192 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4”
D, the ageless, supernatural Vampire Hunter, takes charge protecting the survivors of an aircraft that has crash-landed in a deadly zone known as “the Playground.” But before D can assist them, he must first battle a legion of undead warriors swarming from the fortress of the Sacred Ancestor, the oldest vampire in existence!
• Published in conjunction with Digital Manga Publishing.
• Features line illustrations by Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano.


AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—THE PROMISE PART 3 TP
Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)
On sale Sept 26
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6" x 9"
Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko bring The Promise to its explosive conclusion!
The Harmony Restoration Movement has failed, and the four nations are plunged back into war! In the midst of the battle, can Aang and Fire Lord Zuko mend the rift between them, or will Aang be forced to take actions that can't be undone?
Written by Eisner winner and National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and drawn by Gurihiru (Thor and the Warriors Four), this is the adventure Avatar fans have been craving!
• With the brand-new show Legend of Korra, the time is right for Airbender fever to return!
• Avatar is among the most acclaimed animated shows of all time!


Other releases include

ALABASTER #4 (of 5)
Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Steve Lieber (A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Greg Ruth (Cover)
On sale July 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

ANGEL & FAITH #12
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing


AXE COP: PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD #1 (of 3)
Malachai Nicolle (W), Ethan Nicolle (A/Cover), and Dirk Erik Schulz (C)
On sale July 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

BALTIMORE: DR. LESKOVAR'S REMEDY #2 (of 2)
Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale July 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: THE DEVIL'S ENGINE #3 (of 3)
Mike Mignola (W/Variant cover), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)
On sale July 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: EXORCISM #2 (of 2)
Mike Mignola (W), Cameron Stewart (W/A), Dave Stewart (C), and Viktor Kalvachev (Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


BUCKO HC
Jeff Parker (W) and Erika Moen (A/Cover)
On sale Sept 19
FC, 136 pages
$19.99
HC, 8" x 8"


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #11
Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Nathan Massengill (I), Dexter Vines (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Phil Noto (Cover)
On sale July 11
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8 VOLUME 2 LIBRARY EDITION HC
Joss Whedon (W), Drew Goddard (W), Jeph Loeb (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Karl Moline (P), Eric Wight (P), Ethen Beavers (P), Adam Van Wyk (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Lee Loughridge (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale Sept 12
FC, 320 pages
$29.99
HC, 8” x 12 3/16”

THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 3 TP
Doug Moench (W), Marc Silvestri (P), Ron Frenz (P), Alan Kupperberg (P), Ricardo Villamonte (I), Ernie Chan (I), George Roussos (C), and John Buscema (Cover)
On sale Sept 12
FC, 208 pages
$18.99
TP, 7" x 10"

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6
Brian Wood (W), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale July 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

CONCRETE: THREE UNEASY PIECES
Paul Chadwick (W/A/Cover)
On sale July 18
FC, 24 pages
$2.99
One-shot

CREEPY COMICS #9
Doug Moench (W), Doselle Young (W), Emily Carroll (W/A), Kelley Jones (A), Dean Ormston (A), and David Palumbo (Cover)
On sale July 4
b&w, 48 pages
$4.99
Ongoing

CRIMINAL MACABRE: THE IRON SPIRIT HC
Steve Niles (W) and Scott Morse (A/Cover)
On sale Sept 12
FC, 32 pages
$19.99
HC, 9" x 12"


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #14
John Layman (W), Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Dean Motter (W/A), Mike Baron (W), Mark Verheiden (W), Tony Puryear (W/A/Cover), Chad Lambert (W), George Schall (W/A), Rodrigo Alonso (W), Nate Cosby (W), Michael Avon Oeming (W/A), Bo Hampton (W/A), Mike Russell (W/A), Sam Kieth (A), Phil Noto (A), Apri Kusbiantoro (A), Steve Rude (A/Cover), Evan Shaner (A), Robert Tinnell (W), and Mark Nelson (A)
On sale July 18
FC, 104 pages
$7.99
Ongoing

EERIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 11 HC
Richard Margopoulos (W), Steve Skeates (W), Al Milgrom (W), Doug Moench (W), Budd Lewis (W), Gerry Boudreau (W), Sanjulian (A), Ken Kelly (A), Paul Neary (A), Neal Adams (A), Vincente Alcazar (A), Esteban Maroto (A), Tom Sutton (A), and Martin Salvador (A)
On sale Sept 26
b&w, 248 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”


EERIE COMICS #1
David Lapham (W/A), Christopher Taylor (W), Rafa Garres (A), and Jim Pavelec (Cover)
On sale July 4
b&w, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing


FATIMA: THE BLOOD SPINNERS #2 (of 4)
Gilbert Hernandez (W/A/Cover)
On sale July 18
b&w, 24 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

THE GOON #40
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY DELUXE HC
Mike Mignola (W/Cover) and Christopher Golden (W)
On sale Sept 26
FC, 256 pages
$99.99
HC, 7" x 10"

MARVEL CLASSIC CHARACTER SERIES 2 #2: SUB-MARINER
On sale August 22
Limited to 750 numbered pieces
Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
Measures 5 1/2" tall
$49.95


MASS EFFECT: HOMEWORLDS #3
Mac Walters (W), John Dombrow (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Garry Brown (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), Anthony Palumbo (Cover), and Mike Hawthorne (Variant over)
On sale July 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

THE MASSIVE #2
Brian Wood (W), Kristian Donaldson (A), Dave Stewart (C), J. P. Leon (Cover), and Grampá (Variant cover)
On sale July 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing


MIND MGMT #3
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

olume features color pages, bonus funnies, and your letters!

RESET #4 (of 4)
Peter Bagge (W/A/Cover)
On sale July 18
b&w, 24 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

RESIDENT ALIEN #3
Peter Hogan (W) and Steve Parkhouse (A/Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

REX MUNDI OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP
Arvid Nelson (W), EricJ (A), Jim Di Bartolo (A), Juan Ferreyra (A/C/Cover), Brian Churilla (A), and Jeromy Cox (C)
On sale Sept 5
FC, 584 pages
$24.99
TP, 6” x 9”

STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES—BOBA FETT IS DEAD #4 (of 4)
Tom Taylor (W) and Chris Scalf (A/Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

STAR WARS: CRIMSON EMPIRE III—EMPIRE LOST TP
Mike Richardson (W), Paul Gulacy (P), Michael Bartolo (C), and Dave Dorman (Cover)
On sale Sept 19
FC, 144 pages
$19.99
TP, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”

STAR WARS: THE CRIMSON EMPIRE SAGA HC
Mike Richardson (W), Randy Stradley (W), Paul Gulacy (P), P. Craig Russell (I), Randy Emberlin (I), Dave Stewart (C), Michael Bartolo (C), and Dave Dorman (Cover)
On sale Sept 12
FC, 504 pages
$34.99
HC, 6” x 9”


STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL—DEATH SENTENCE #1 (of 4)
Tom Taylor (W), Bruno Redondo (P), and Dave Dorman (Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries


STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON #3 (of 5)
Haden Blackman (W), Agustin Alessio (A), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale July 18
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT—ESCAPE #2 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Marco Castiello (P), Vincenzo Acunzo (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale July 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

THE STRAIN #6
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A/Cover), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale July 11
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

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