Dark Horse Schedules "47 Ronin" Comic Release

"47 Ronin," "Gantz" and "Oreimo" scheduled in new round of Dark Horse solicitations

Hollywood's Keanu Reeves version of 47 Ronin might keep getting pushed out to later dates, but Dark Horse's project looks ready to appear on schedule. Independent of the movie, the samurai classic is also being adapted into a comic written by the President of publisher Dark Horse, Mike Richardson, and illustrated by the renowned Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), with the legendary Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub) advising. 

 

From Dark Hore's latest release solictations:

47 RONIN #1 (of 5)

Mike Richardson (W) and Stan Sakai (A/Cover)

On sale Nov 7
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

Among the best-known tales in Japanese history, the legend of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their disgraced master epitomizes the samurai code of honor. It has been said, “To know the story of the 47 Ronin is to know Japan.” Retold through the ages, the legend at last comes to comics in a meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated miniseries from Mike Richardson, Stan Sakai, and editorial consultant Kazuo Koike! Recounting this sweeping tale of honor and violence in all its grandeur, chapter one details the tragic incident that would seal the fate of Lord Asano and set forty-seven of his vassals on a years-long path of vengeance!

Other newly scheduled upcoming releases include:

GANTZ VOLUME 26 TP

Hiroya Oku (W/A)

On sale Jan 23
b&w, 200 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/16”

The shape-shifting 100-point alien boss has finally been destroyed—along with much of Osaka—and Kei Kurono is back on the team, resurrected after his second death. But good times never last as the Gantz orb reveals a countdown clock showing that Earth has just over a week before catastrophe strikes, and the Tokyo team is whisked to Italy to face a new set of deadly foes on what what may be their final mission!


OREIMO VOLUME 2 TP

Tsukasa Fushimi (W) and Sakura Ikeda (W/A/Cover)

On sale Jan 9
B&w, 168 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4”

Things are heating up at home for Kyosuke and his little sister Kirino! It’s getting difficult for Kirino to keep her love of kids’ anime and naughty video games a secret, especially from her nosy clique of popular girls and her stern, strict father! With all this chaos, might it be possible for Kirino to turn to her brother and really see him as a friend? Clever and engaging, Oreimo is full of surprises!

 


LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC
On sale Jan 16
FC, 248 pages
$34.99
HC, 9" x 12"

Dark Horse Books and Nintendo® bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda™ franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong™, Mario™, and The Legend of Zelda™, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link’s adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga—Akira Himekawa!

 

ANGEL & FAITH #16
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Nov 28
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing


BALTIMORE: THE PLAY
Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Ben Stenbeck (A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Nov 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot

BILLY THE KID’S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES AND THE ORM OF LOCH NESS #2 (of 4)
Eric Powell (W), Kyle Hotz (W/A/Cover), Tracy Marsh (W), and Daniel Brown (C)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


B.P.R.D.: 1948 #2 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Max Fiumara (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale Nov 21
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #101: THE RETURN OF THE MASTER part 4 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Ryan Sook (Cover)
On sale Nov 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #15
Jane Espenson (W), Drew Z. Greenberg (W), Karl Moline (P), Ben Dewey (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Phil Noto (Cover), and Georges Jeanty (Variant cover)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SPIKE #4 (of 5)
Victor Gischler (W), Paul Lee (P), Andy Owens (I), Cris Peter (C), Jenny Frison (Cover), and Steve Morris (Variant cover)
On sale Nov 21
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: WILLOW—WONDERLAND #1 (of 5)
Jeff Parker (W), Brian Ching (P), Jason Gorder (I), Michelle Madsen (C), David Mack (Cover), and Megan Lara (Variant cover)
On sale Nov 7
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries


THE CREEP #3 (of 4)
John Arcudi (W), Jonathan Case (A), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


CRIMINAL MACABRE: THEY FIGHT BY NIGHT
Steve Niles (W), Chris Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Fiona Staples (Cover)
On sale Nov 7
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
One-shot

COLDER #1 (of 5)
Paul Tobin (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover)
On sale Nov 7
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

 

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #10
Brian Wood (W), Declan Shalvey (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

CONAN VOLUME 12: THRONE OF AQUILONIA TP
Roy Thomas (W), Mike Hawthorne (P), Dan Panosian (A), John Lucas (I), and Dan Jackson
On sale Jan 23
FC, 152 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"

CONAN VOLUME 13: QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST HC
Brian Wood (W), Becky Cloonan (A), James Harren (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Jan 16
FC, 152 pages
$24.99
HC, 7" x 10"

CREEPY COMICS: AT DEATH’S DOOR TP
David Lapham (W/A), Jeff Parker (W), Rick Geary (W), Joe R. Lansdale (W), Doug Moench (W), Emily Carroll (W/A), Doselle Young (W), Christopher A. Taylor (W), Timothy Truman (W/A), Ben Truman (W), Peter Bagge (W/A), Dan Braun (W), Jason Shawn Alexander (A), Colleen Coover (A), Rick Geary (A), Nathan Fox (A), Patric Reynolds (A), Mike Vosburg (A), Garry Brown (A), Kyle Baker (A), Dean Ormston (A), Guus Floor (A), and Wilfredo Torres (A)
On sale Jan 9
b&w, 176 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #18
Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Justin Gray (W), Phil Stanford (W), Peter Hogan (W), Joshua Williamson (W), Colin Lorimer (W/A), Ulises Farinas (W/A), Erick Freitas (W), Richard Corben (A), Steve Lieber (A), Tony Akins (A), Patric Reynolds (A), Steve Parkhouse (A), Victor Ibáñez (A), and Steve Rude (Cover)
On sale Nov 21
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing


DRAGON AGE: THOSE WHO SPEAK #3 (of 3)
David Gaider (W), Alexander Freed (W), Chad Hardin (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

DRAGON AGE VOLUME 2: THOSE WHO SPEAK HC
David Gaider (W), Alexander Freed (W), Chad Hardin (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Jan 30
FC, 72 pages
$14.99
HC, 7" x 10"


EDGAR ALLAN POE’S THE CONQUEROR WORM
Richard Corben (W/A)
On sale Nov 21
b&w, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot


EERIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 12 HC
Steve Skeates (W), Gerry Boudreau (W), Doeg Moench (W), Rich Margopolous (W), Bill DuBay (W), Budd Lewis (W), Wally Wood (A), Bernie Wrightson (A), Richard Corben (A), Sanjulian (A), Paul Neary (A), Isidoro Mones (A), Martin Salvador (A), Leopoldo Sanchez (A), Esteban Maroto (A), and Jaime Brocal (A)
On sale Jan 23
B&w, 272 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”


EX SANGUINE #2 (of 5)
Tim Seeley (W/A/Cover), Joshua Scott Emmons (W), and Carlos Badilla (C)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries


GAME OF THRONES
On sale Nov 28
Game of Thrones Pint Glass: Greyjoy Sigil $9.99
Game of Thrones Shot Glass: Greyjoy Sigil $5.99
Game of Thrones Ceramic Stein: Greyjoy Sigil $19.99
Game of Thrones Shield Pin: Greyjoy $14.99
We are beginning a line of glassware featuring the house sigils from HBO's award- winning television series Game of Thrones. The first offering was presented last month in Previews. New items feature Greyjoy house sigil on a pint glass, a shot glass, and a ceramic stein.
Joining the Greyjoy glassware items is the second in our line of Game of Thrones custom pins, replicating the unique shields as seen in the HBO series. It’s a wearable replica of the battle-tested shield of the House of Greyjoy.


GAME OF THRONES: TYRION STATUE
On sale Feb 20
10” high, 10.5” across its base
Limited edition, numbered
$199.99

GHOST #2
Kelly Sue DeConnick (W) and Phil Noto (A/C/Cover)
On sale Nov 7
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

 

THE GOON #44
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover) and Mark Buckingham (A)
On sale Nov 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing


MASS EFFECT: SX3 ALLIANCE FIGHTER REPLICA
On sale Apr 10
5” on a sculpted custom base
$29.99


THE MASSIVE #6
Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Dave Stewart (C), J. P. Leon (Cover)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S THE VICTORIES #4 (of 5)
Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover) and Nick Filardi (C)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

MIND MGMT #0
Matt Kindt (W/A/Cover)
On sale Nov 21
FC, 24 pages
$2.99
One-shot

 


NUMBER 13 #0
Robert Love (W/A/Cover), David Walker (W), Michelle Davies (C), and Diego Simone (C)
On sale Nov 21
FC, 40 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

ORCHID #11
Tom Morello (W), Scott Hepburn (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing


RESET HC
Peter Bagge (W/A)
On sale Jan 2
b&w, 96 pages
$15.99
HC, 6" x 9"

R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED #1 (of 4)
Peter Lenkov (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Tony Parker (A), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Nov 28
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SAVAGE SWORD #6
Matt Kindt (W), Paul Tobin (W), Ian Edginton (W), Francesco Francavilla (A/C/Cover), Richard Pace (A), and Keu Cha (P)
On sale Jan 30
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing

 

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SAVAGE SWORD VOLUME 1 TP
Paul Tobin (W), Scott Allie (W), Mark Finn (W), Mark Andreyko (W), Joe Casey (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), David Lapham (W), Joshua Williamson (W), Dave Land (W), Peter Doree (W), Wellington Alves (A), Ben Dewey (A), Tim Bradstreet (A), Robert Atkins (A), Pop Mhan (A), Tim Seeley (A), Tony Parker (A), Fabio Cobiaco (A), Patric Reynolds (A), M.S. Corley (A), Sean Phillips (A), Rebecca Buchman (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), Dave Stewart (C), Grant Goleash (C), Michelle Madsen (C), José Villarubia (C), Brian Miller (C), Dan Jackson, (C), and Gerald Parel (Cover)
On sale Jan 2
FC, 144 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"


STAR WARS: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE—HARD TARGETS #2 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Davidé Fabbri (P), Christian Dalla Vecchia (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)
On sale Nov 21
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES VOLUME 2—BOBA FETT IS DEAD TP
Tom Taylor (W), Chris Scalf (A), and David Palumbo (Cover)
On sale Jan 23
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
TP, 7" x 10"

 

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—THE PRISONER OF BOGAN #1 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and David Michael Beck (Cover)
On sale Nov 28
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

STAR WARS: LOST TRIBE OF THE SITH—SPIRAL #4 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Andrea Mutti (P), Pierluigi Baldassini (I), Michael Heisler (C), and Paul Renaud (Cover)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

THE SUNDAY FUNNIES VOLUME 1 AND 2
Frank King (W/A), V. T. Hamlin (W/A), Hal Foster (W/A), Fred Harman (W/A), George Herriman (W/A), Lyonel Feininger (W/A), Frank Godwin (W/A), Winsor McCay (W/A), Phil Nowlan (W), and Dick Calkins (A)
Available now
FC, 96 pages
$30.00
Vol. 1, 22” x 16”

Available now
FC, 96 pages
$30.00
Vol. 2, 22” x 16”

 

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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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