Dark Horse Schedules Yoshitaka Amano's "Deva Zan" and October Manga Releases

Publisher to premiere first fantasy novel written and illustrated by "Final Fantasy" designer

North American publisher Dark Horse has announced its slate of October books and August comics. Releases include new volumes of Bride of the Water God and Gantz, as well as Yoshitaka Amano's (Final Fantasy) first fantasy novel created as author and illustrator, Deva Zan.

 

BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD VOLUME 12 TP
Mi-Kyung Yun (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 24
b&w, 176 pages
$9.99
TP, 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
At long last, Habaek and Soah are married in a lavish ceremony before all the gods! But that very night, before the troubled water god and his beautiful human bride can consummate their love, the barriers surrounding the lunar palace are breached. Habaek’s father is kidnapped, and no god or human is safe as a celestial civil war erupts! The twelfth installment in Mi-Kyung Yun’s sumptuous Bride of the Water God manhwa series cranks up the action and drama, with new alliances forming and ancient friendships splintering!


DEVA ZAN HC
Yoshitaka Amano (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 31
FC, 300 pages
$49.99
HC, 9" x 12"
In Japanese Buddhism, twelve generals—the Juni Jinsho—stood guard over the cosmos at the points of the zodiac. But now they have vanished, and nothing stands between us and the forces of darkness, except Deva Zan, a samurai without a memory. To restore order to existence, he must marshal not only his own fighting skill, but find companions that can cross the boundaries of time and space—to join him in a battle that will stretch from the fields of ancient Japan, to the streets of modern New York City—and to dimensions beyond human comprehension!
Dark Horse has the honor to publish Deva Zan, Yoshitaka Amano's first fantasy novel as an author as well as an illustrator! After an epic ten years of planning, Amano has made Deva Zan his personal expression of the legends of Asia for his Western readership.
• Features over 200 brand-new paintings by Amano.
• World premiere of this new book!

 

GANTZ VOLUME 25 TP
Hiroya Oku (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 24
b&w, 216 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/16"
As the Osaka Gantz team falls to the alien monster boss, Kaze of the Tokyo team takes the fight to the superbeast to save the mortally wounded little Takeshi. But even the powerful Kaze is no match for the shape-shifting fiend, and the Tokyo team musters a desperate offensive that could turn the tide . . . or seal their doom!


THE SKY: THE ART OF FINAL FANTASY BOXED SET
Yoshitaka Amano (W/A)
On sale Oct 17
FC, 780 pages
$139.99
Boxed Set
Yoshitaka Amano is one of the world's foremost fantasy artists, and the limited-edition The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy boxed set is a giant-sized, signed collection of five books plus bonus items that showcase Amano's ethereal illustrations for the first ten Final Fantasy games! The 12'" high, 11" wide, and 3 1/2" deep box that encloses The Sky has a hinged lid featuring artwork from Amano inside and out. Its contents include:
• Three 11 3/4" x 10 1/2" hardcover books, printed on high-quality stock. Volume 1 (144 pages) contains Amano's work for Final Fantasy I-III. Volume 2 (276 pages) contains his contributions for Final Fantasy IV-VI, and volume 3 (156 pages) features his art for Final Fantasy VII-X.
• All About Yoshitaka Amano, an 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" 128-page softcover full of photographs and images, the most extensive look ever in English at the artist, including an interview with Amano, a timeline of his career, a glimpse into his studio in SoHo, his favorite places in New York, a visual index of each illustration that appears in the three The Sky hardcover art books, and more!
• A 2 1/4" x 4 3/4" Final Fantasy animation flip book designed by Amano, containing two different "movies."
• A 10 1/4" x 11" acetate print with silver ink.
• Two 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" postcards featuring the interior and exterior artwork used on the box.
• And finally, a 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" card signed by Yoshitaka Amano!

 

Also of note

4” DOMO VINYL FIGURES

On sale Sept 26
4” Domo Flocked Vinyl Figure: Lime Soda
4” Domo Flocked Vinyl Figure: Grape Soda
4” Domo Flocked Vinyl Figure: Orange Soda
4” Domo Metallic Vinyl Figure: Gold
4” Domo Metallic Vinyl Figure: Silver
4” Domo Metallic Vinyl Figure: Bronze
Each Domo is $14.99
Our friend Domo is paying us a much-welcomed visit once again with a release of three all-new styles of flocked, fizzy, and flavorful fun figures available in lime, orange, and grape!
Domo is also paying tribute to all of the marvelous athletes from around the world participating in the summer Olympic games by painting his body in gold, silver, and bronze! Go Domo!


THE IMMORTAL: DEMON IN THE BLOOD TP
Ian Edginton (W), Vicenç Villagrasa (P), José Luis Río (I/C), and Long Vo (Cover)
On sale Oct 10
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
TP, 7" x 10"
After a swordfight, Amane, a young samurai with a haunted past, is left for dead—only to be saved by a mysterious tattooist who imbues Amane with the immortal spirit of an oni demon. From that day on, Amane ages no more.
Amane learns of another with a similar oni—one that requires its host to kill—which leads Amane to the realization that the “other” is the man who murdered his sister years ago. But when his decades-long quest for the murderer causes him to cross paths with a maniacal serial killer intent on murdering the woman Amane loves, the only one who can help him is the man who killed his sister. Collects the four-issue miniseries.


The full release solicitations includes

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED THE LIFE OF ELIZA SCROOGE HC
Rod Espinosa (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 3
FC, 100 pages
$19.99
HC, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”

ALABASTER #5 (of 5)
Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Steve Lieber (A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Greg Ruth (Cover)
On sale Aug 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

ANGEL & FAITH #13
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Aug 29
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing


THE ART OF PORTAL 2 HC
Valve (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 31
FC, 184 pages
$34.99
HC, 9" x 12"

AXE COP: PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD #2 (of 3)
Malachai Nicolle (W), Ethan Nicolle (A/Cover), and Dirk Erik Schulz (C)
On sale Aug 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

BEASTS OF BURDEN: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
Evan Dorkin (W) and Jill Thompson (A/Cover)
On sale Aug 1
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: THE RETURN OF THE MASTER #1 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W/Variant), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Ryan Sook (Cover)
On sale Aug 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #12
Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Nathan Massengill (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Phil Noto (Cover)
On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SPIKE #1 (of 5)
Victor Gischler (W), Paul Lee (P), Andy Owens (I), Jenny Frison (Cover), and Steve Morris (Variant cover)
On sale Aug 22
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

CHERUBS! HC
Bryan Talbot (W) and Mark Stafford (A/Cover)
On sale Oct 17
b&w, 192 pages
$19.99
HC, 6" x 9"


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #7
Brian Wood (W), Becky Cloonan (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing


THE CREEP #0John Arcudi (W), Jonathan Case (A), and Frank Miller (Cover)
On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME 14 HC
Doug Moench (W), Archie Goodwin (W), Budd Lewis (W), Jan Strnad (W), Howard Chaykin (A), Richard Corben (A/C), Bernie Wrightson (A), John Severin (A), and Vicente Alcazar (A)
On sale Oct 17
b&w, 272 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #15
John Layman (W), Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Mike Baron (W), Tony Puryear (W/A), Nate Cosby (W), Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover), Bo Hampton (W/A), Neal Adams (W/A), Arvid Nelson (W), Sam Kieth (A), Phil Noto (A), Steve Rude (A), Evan Shaner (A), Robert Tinnell (W), and Juan Ferreyra (A)
On sale Aug 22
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing

DARK MATTER VOLUME 1: REBIRTH TP
Joseph Mallozzi (W), Paul Mullie (W), Garry Brown (A/Cover), and Ryan Hill (C)
On sale Oct 10
FC, 104 pages
$14.99
TP, 7" x 10"


DRAGON AGE: THOSE WHO SPEAK #1 (of 3)
David Gaider (W), Alexander Freed (W), Chad Hardin (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Aug 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

FALLING SKIES VOLUME 2 TP
Paul Tobin (W), Mark Verheiden (W), Danilo Beyruth (W/A), Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover), Patric Reynolds (A), and Andrew Dalhouse (C)
On sale Oct 10
FC, 136 pages
$9.99
TP, 6" x 9"

FATIMA: THE BLOOD SPINNERS #3 (of 4)
Gilbert Hernandez (W/A/Cover)
On sale Aug 22
b&w, 24 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

FEAR AGENT VOLUME 1 HC
Rick Remender (W), Tony Moore (P), Jerome Opeña (P), Francesco Francavilla (P), Kieron Dwyer (P), Sean Parsons (I), Mike Manley (I), Hilary Barta (I), Ande Parks (I), Lee Loughridge (C), John Rauch (C), and Michelle Madsen (C)
On sale Oct 31
FC, 480 pages
$49.99
HC, 8" x 12 3/16"

FINDER: TALISMAN HC & LTD HC
Carla Speed McNeil (W/A/Cover)
On sale Oct 3
b&w, 96 pages
$19.99
HC, 8 1/2" x 11"
On sale Oct 3
b&w, 96 pages
$75.00
Ltd. HC, 8 1/2" x 11"


GAME OF THRONES: THRONE REPLICA STATUE
On sale Nov 28
14" tall
Limited edition of 500
$295.00

GAME OF THRONES: DIRE WOLF BOOKENDS
On sale Sept 26
8" tall
$79.99

THE GOON #41Eric Powell (W/A/C/Cover) and Mark Buckingham (A)
On sale Aug 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

JAM NOVEL
Yahtzee Croshaw (W)
On sale Oct 10
b&w, 440 pages
$7.99
Novel, 5 1/4" x 8"

LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE PRAYER OF NEFERU
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Wilfredo Torres (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)
On sale Aug 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot

MARVEL CLASSIC CHARACTER SERIES 2 #3: CAPTAIN AMERICA
On sale Oct 17
Limited to 750 numbered pieces
Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
Measures 5" tall
$49.95

MASS EFFECT: HOMEWORLDS #4 (of 4)
Mac Walters (W), Sylvia Feketekuty (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Omar Francia (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), Anthony Palumbo (Cover), and Mike Hawthorne (Variant cover)
On sale Aug 29
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

THE MASSIVE #3
Brian Wood (W), Kristian Donaldson (A), Dave Stewart (C), J. P. Leon (Cover), and Rafael Grampá (Variant cover)
On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S THE VICTORIES #1 (of 5)
Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover) and Nick Filardi (C)
On sale Aug 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries


MIND MGMT #4
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)
On sale Aug 22
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing


ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE TP
Lee Nordling (W), Jasen Rodriguez (W), Tara Alexander (W), Khoi Pham (A), Charles Fetherolf (A), Nelson Evergreen (A), and Farel Dalrymple (Cover)
On sale Oct 10
FC, 432 pages
$24.99
TP, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”



STAR WARS: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE VOLUME 1—IRON ECLIPSE TP
John Ostrander (W), Stéphane Roux (P/Cover), Stéphane Créty (P), Julien Hugonnard-Bert (I), and Wes Dzioba (C)
On sale Oct 24
FC, 128 pages
$18.99
TP, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: CLONE WARS VOLUME 2—THE ENEMY ON ALL SIDES TP
John Ostrander (W), Haden Blackman (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Chuck Dixon (W), Jan Duursema (P), Brian Ching (P), Brandon Badeaux (P), Tomás Giorello (P), Hoon (P), Rick Leonardi (P), Dan Parsons (I), Victor Llamas (I), Mark Pennington (I), Brad Anderson (C), Lucas Marangon (C), Michelle Madsen (C), Dan Jackson (C), and Kev Walker (Cover)
On sale Oct 17
FC, 416 pages
$24.99
TP, 6" x 9"

STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL—DEATH SENTENCE #2 (of 4)Tom Taylor (W), Bruno Redondo (P), and Dave Dorman (Cover)
On sale Aug 29
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON #4 (of 5)
Haden Blackman (W), Agustin Alessio (A), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Aug 22
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT—ESCAPE #3 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Marco Castiello (P), Vincenzo Acunzo (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


STAR WARS: LOST TRIBE OF THE SITH #1 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Andrea Mutti (P), Pierluigi Baldassini (I), Michael Atyieh (C), and Paul Renaud (Cover)
On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

THE STRAIN #7
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale Aug 8
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing


 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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