Dark Horse Schedules "Evangelion" Tribute and Western from "Blade of the Immortal" Author

Plus "Trigun," "Avatar," "Bioshock" and more

Publisher Dark Horse has announced solicitations for December comic releases and January graphic novels. Manga for that period includes the long awaited new short story collection from Blade of the Immortal author Hiroaki Samura, a collection of Evangelion tribute manga, and the second Trigun omnibus. 

 

HIROAKI SAMURA’S EMERALD AND OTHER STORIES TP

Hiroaki Samura (W/A)

On sale Feb 6
b&w, 224 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"

Hiroaki Samura's Emerald and Other Stories collects seven powerful short pieces from the manga maestro that have appeared in various Japanese magazines. In “Emerald,” Samura tells his first explosive adventure set in the Wild West, and a series of humorous vignettes about two motor-mouthed teen girls is woven through several other riveting tales. A masterful storyteller bounces around genres and time periods in this unique collection!

 

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: COMIC TRIBUTE TP

Mine Yoshizaki (W/A/Cover), Hideki Ohwada (W/A), Yun Kouga (W/A), Nawoki Karasawa (W/A), Yoko Sanri (W/A), Keiichi Tanaka (W/A), Rui Takato (W/A), Astroguy II (W/A), Kotaro Yamada (W/A), Sessyu Takemura (W/A), Jun Abe (W/A), Tony Takezaki (W/A), and Rikdo Koshi (W/A)


On sale Feb 13
b&w, 168 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 1/8"  x 7 1/4" 

If you thought Evangelion's characters have a tough time in the anime, wait until you see what happens when some of Japan's most unhinged manga artists get their ink-stained hands on them! Neon Genesis Evangelion: Comic Tribute is an officially authorized one-shot anthology of parody stories assaulting Evangelion from all directions. Inside, Mine Yoshizaki (Sgt. Frog) leads a band of manga pranksters including Hideki Ohwada (The Legend of Koizumi), Yun Kouga (Loveless), Nawoki Karasawa (Sake Jock, Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Manga-ka), Yoko Sanri (B Gata H Kei: Yamada's First Time), ComiPo! mastermind Keiichi Tanaka, Rui Takato (Cynthia the Mission), Astroguy II (Queen's Blade Struggle), Kotaro Yamada (The Sacred Blacksmith), Sessyu Takemura (Domin-8 Me!), Jun Abe (Portus), and Tony Takezaki (Space Pinchy, A.D. Police). Also contains contributions from normal people, like Rikdo Koshi (Excel Saga).

 

TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 TP

Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A/Cover)

On sale Feb 20
b&w, 600 pages
$19.99
TP, 5” x 7”

Vash the Stampede carries a gun capable of destroying planets, and yet his credo is “Peace and Love.” But Vash never gets much peace with a galaxy of zealots and killers for hire dogging his every step. The freakish Gung Ho Guns are always hot on his bootheels, and a showdown with his brother Knives is a deadly inevitability—if Vash survives! Collects Trigun Maximum Volumes 4-6.

 

Other releases include

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERHERO GIRL HC

Faith Erin Hicks (W/A/Cover) and Cris Peter (C)
On sale Feb 27
FC, 112 pages
$16.99
HC, 10 13/16” x 6 5/8”


ALABASTER: WOLVES HC
Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Steve Lieber (A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Greg Ruth (Cover)
On sale Feb 13
FC, 136 pages
$19.99
HC, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"

 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND HC
Rod Espinosa (W/A)
On sale Feb 6
FC, 128 pages
$19.99
HC, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”

ANGEL & FAITH #17
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris

 

THE ART OF BIOSHOCK INFINITE HC
Ken Levine (W) and Nate Wells (W)
On sale Feb 27
FC, 184 pages
$39.99
HC, 9” x 12”

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—THE PROMISE LIBRARY EDITION HC
Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)
On sale Feb 20
FC, 240 pages
$39.99
HC, 9” x 12”

BILLY THE KID’S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES AND THE ORM OF LOCH NESS #3 (of 4)
Eric Powell (W), Tracy Marsh (W), Kyle Hotz (A/Cover), and Daniel Brown (C)

BLACK BEETLE: NIGHT SHIFT #0
Francesco Francavilla (W/A/Cover)
On sale Dec 19
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
One-shot

B.P.R.D.: 1948 #3 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Max Fiumara (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)


B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #102: THE RETURN OF THE MASTER part 5 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Tyler Crook (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Ryan Sook (Cover)

BROTHERS OF THE SPEAR ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 HC
Gaylord DuBois (W) and Russ Manning (A)
On sale Feb 6
FC, 264 pages
$49.99
HC, 7" x 10"

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #16
Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Dexter Vines (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Phil Noto (Cover)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SPIKE #5 (of 5)
Victor Gischler (W), Paul Lee (P), Andy Owens (I), Cris Peter (C), Jenny Frison (Cover), and Steve Morris (Variant cover)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: WILLOW—WONDERLAND #2 (of 5)
Jeff Parker (W), Brian Ching (P), Jason Gorder (I), Michelle Madsen (C), David Mack (Cover), and Megan Lara (Variant cover)

THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 4: THE PRINCE IS DEAD AND OTHER STORIES TP
Alan Zelenetz (W), Marc Silvestri (P), John Buscema (P), Rudy Nebres (P/I), Ricardo Villamonte (I), Mike Gustovich (I), George Roussos (C), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)
On sale Feb 13
FC, 208 pages
$18.99
TP, 7" x 10"

COLDER #2 (of 5)
Paul Tobin (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover)

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #11
Brian Wood (W), Declan Shalvey (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

THE CREEP #4 (of 4)
John Arcudi (W) and Jonathan Case (A/Cover)

CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME 15 HC

Rich Margopoulos (W), Doug Moench (W), Gerry Boudreau (W), Budd Lewis (W), Don McGregor (W), Carl Wessler (W), Jeff Rovin (W), Edgar Allan Poe (W), Nathaniel Hawthorne (W), José Gual (A), Luis Bermejo (A), Bernie Wrightson (A), José Ortiz (A), Ken Kelly (A/Cover), Vincente Alcazar (A), Martin Salvador (A), Richard Corben (A), Leo Summers (A), Isidro Mones (A), and Adolfo Abellan (A)
On sale Feb 13
b&w, 248 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”

CRIMINAL MACABRE: FINAL NIGHT—THE 30 DAYS OF NIGHT CROSSOVER #1 (of 4)
Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Justin Erickson (Cover)

THE CURSE OF DRACULA HC
Marv Wolfman (W), Gene Colan (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Feb 20
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
HC, 7” x 10”

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #19
Duane Swierczynski (W), Matt Kindt (W/A), Phil Stanford (W), Peter Hogan (W), Joshua Williamson (W), Ulises Farinas (W/A), Erick Freitas (W), Frank J. Barbiere (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Corrina Bechko (W), Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Eric Nguyen (A), Patric Reynolds (A), Steve Parkhouse (A), Victor Ibáñez (A), Luke Radl (A), Steve Lieber (A), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)

 

DOMO 2” QEE SERIES 5 DISPLAY CASE
On sale March 20
15-figure counter display
$134.85

 

EMPOWERED SPECIAL #3: HELL BENT OR HEAVEN SENT
Adam Warren (W/P/Cover) and Ryan Kinnaird (P/I/Cover)
On sale Dec 19
b&w, 32 pages
$3.99
One-shot

EX SANGUINE #3 (of 5)
Tim Seeley (W/A/Cover), Joshua Scott Emmons (W), and Carlos Badilla (C)

GAME OF THRONES
On sale Mar 13
Game of Thrones: Iron Throne Mini Replica
$59.99

 

On sale Dec 18
Game of Thrones Embroidered Patch: Arryn
$4.99

 

Game of Thrones Embroidered Patch: Tyrell
$4.99

On sale Feb 27

 


Game of Thrones: Littlefinger Mockingbird Pin
Measures 2”
$14.99

GHOST #3
Kelly Sue DeConnick (W) and Phil Noto (A/C/Cover)

GHOST OMNIBUS VOLUME 4 TP
Chris Warner (W), Mike Kennedy (W), Christian Zanier (P), Ryan Benjamin (P/I), Chris Brunner (P/I), Steve Moncuse (I), Chris Chalenor (C), Dan Jackson (C), Digital Broome (C), and Den Beauvais (Cover)

On sale Feb 27
FC, 280 pages
$24.99
TP, 6” x 9”

THE GOON #45
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover)


THE GOON VOLUME 12: THEM THAT RAISED US LAMENT TP
Eric Powell (W/A/Cover) and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Feb 27
FC, 120 pages
$16.99
TP, 7” x 10”

HELLBOY IN HELL #1
Mike Mignola (W/A/Cover/Variant cover) and Dave Stewart (C)

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES HC
Martin Powell (W), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (W), and Jamie Chase (A/C)

On sale Feb 20
FC, 64 pages
$12.99
HC, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”

HOUSE OF FUN
Evan Dorkin (W/A/Cover) and Sarah Dyer (C)

On sale Dec 5
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
One-shot

KING CONAN: THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD TP
Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (A), José Villarrubia (C), and Andrew Robinson (Cover)
On sale Feb 20
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 10”

 

THE MANARA LIBRARY VOLUME 4 HC
Milo Manara (W/A)

On sale Feb 13
b&w, 224 pages
$59.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”

THE MASSIVE #7
Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Dave Stewart (C), J. P. Leon (Cover)
On sale Dec 12
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S THE VICTORIES #5 (of 5)
Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover) and Nick Filardi (C)
On sale Dec 12
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

NUMBER 13 #1
Robert Love (W/A/Cover), David Walker (W), Dana Shukartsi (I), and Brennan Wagner (C)
On sale Dec 19
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

ORCHID #12
Tom Morello (W), Scott Hepburn (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

On sale Dec 12
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

REX MUNDI OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 TP
Arvid Nelson (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover)
On sale Feb 6
FC, 600 pages
$24.99
TP, 6" x 9"

RESIDENT ALIEN VOLUME 1: WELCOME TO EARTH! TP
Peter Hogan (W), Steve Parkhouse (P/A/Cover)
On sale Feb 27
FC, 96 pages
$14.99
TP, 7” x 10”

R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED #2 (of 4)
Peter Lenkov (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Tony Parker (A), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
ROTTEN APPLE
Chuck Brown (W), Sanford Greene (P/I/Cover), and Tyson Hesse (C)
On sale Dec 19
FC, 40 pages
$2.99
One-shot

STAR WARS: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE—HARD TARGETS #3 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Davidé Fabbri (P), Christian Dalla Vecchia (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—THE PRISONER OF BOGAN #2 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and David Michael Beck (Cover)

On sale Dec 19
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

 

STAR WARS: LOST TRIBE OF THE SITH—SPIRAL #5 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Andrea Mutti (P), Pierluigi Baldassini (I), Michael Heisler (C), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: INFINITIES TP
Chris Warner (W), Dave Land (W), Adam Gallardo (W), Ryan Benjamin (P/I), Davidé Fabbri (P), Drew Johnson (P), Juvaun Kirby (P), Dan Norton (P), Al Rio (P), Saleem Crawford (I), Christian Dalla Vecchia (I), Neil Nelson (I), Ray Snyder (I), Helen Bach (C), Joel Benjamin (C), Dan Jackson (C), and Dave McCaig (C)
On sale Feb 13
FC, 280 pages
$24.99
TP, 6” x 9”

STAR WARS: PURGE—THE TYRANT’S FIST #1 (of 2)
Alexander Freed (W), Marco Castiello (P/I), Andrea Chella (P/I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Dan Scott (Cover)

THE STRAIN #9
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)

 

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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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