Dark Horse Schedules "Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Search," CLAMP and More

Comics and manga publisher plans release of one the key holes in Avatar lore

Dark Horse, Avatar - The Promise writer Gene Luen Yang and series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are set to explore one of the key holes in Avatar lore this March —what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? The publisher also has more CLAMP including Tokyo Babylon planned.

47 RONIN #2 (of 5)
Mike Richardson (W) and Stan Sakai (A/Cover)
On sale Jan 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
Lord Asano is goaded into an assault by a corrupt court official in the Shogun's palace, and then forced to commit seppuku! Learning that Asano was sentenced without a proper investigation, his re

tainers set in motion a plan to enact revenge on the official whose insults proved too much for Asano to bear.
• By Mike Richardson (Star Wars: Crimson Empire) and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), in consultation with manga giant Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub)!


ANGELIC LAYER OMNIBUS BOOK 2 TP
Clamp (W/A)
On sale Mar 27
b&w, 480 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
Misaki and Hikaru are in a desperate fight against Kaede and Blanche! But even getting out of the Layer intact means facing new rivals in the competition ahead... and facing the true, personal meaning of the game for Hikaru... and her so faraway, so close mother.
• The Angelic Layer saga concludes!


AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—THE SEARCH PART 1 TP
Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A/Cover)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 80 pages
$10.99
TP, 6" x 9"
For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one question—what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar—and the most unlikely ally of all—to help uncover the biggest secret of his life.
• This is the perfect companion to The Legend of Korra!
• The official continuation of Airbender from its creators!


BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL VOLUME 26: BLIZZARD TP
Hiroaki Samura (W/A)
On sale Mar 13
b&w, 224 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"
The vicious battle continues—and a key character meets a grisly end! With the help of some new allies, Manji and Rin may have a fighting chance, but can a wounded and road-weary Magatsu hold his own against an invigorated, freshly armed foe? Hiroaki Samura's spellbinding masterpiece finds several major story lines finally beginning to dovetail!
• A longtime character meets a violent end!


BLOOD-C VOLUME 1 TP
CLAMP (W) and Ranmaru Kotone (A)
On sale Mar 6
b&w, 184 pages
$12.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
Saya Kisaragi is a kindhearted, if somewhat clumsy, student who trains by day to perform standard religious duties at her father's shrine—but she becomes an unstoppable, monster-slaying swordswoman by night! The saga that began in Blood: The Last Vampire and the Blood+ anime series continues here!
• Based on an original story by CLAMP and the hit anime!
• Produced in coordination with Production I.G, creators of the Blood+ and Blood-C anime.


TOKYO BABYLON BOOK ONE TP
CLAMP (W/A)
On sale Mar 13
b&w, 560 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4"  x 8 1/4"
It's 1991, the last days of Japan's bubble economy, and money and elegance run through the streets. So do the currents of darkness beneath them, nourishing evil spirits that only the arts of the onmyoji—Japan's legendary occultists—can combat. The two most powerful onmyoji are in the unlikely guises of a handsome young veterinarian, Seishiro, and the teenage heir to the ancient Sumeragi clan, Subaru.
• A prequel to the events of CLAMP's X.
• Book One contains over a dozen pages in full color.


TRIGUN: MULTIPLE BULLETS TP
Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A) and Various (W/A)
On sale Mar 6
b&w, 204 pages
$13.99
TP, 5" x 7"
Trigun is back with a heavily armed posse of talented gunslingers! An anthology of Trigun tales, Multiple Bullets features the hard-to-find story "Badlands Rumble" by Trigun creator Yasuhiro Nightow (available previously only with the limited-edition Trigun: Badlands Rumble DVD) plus original Trigun stories from top creators Boichi (Sun-ken Rock), Yusuke Takeyama (Rai the Blade: Rising), Satoshi Mizukami (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer), Kenji Mitsuyoshi and Koichi Ishikawa's studio Ark Performance (Mobile Suit Gundam), Akira Sagami (Scramble Happy), humor cartoonist Yuga Takauchi, and Masakazu Ishiguro (And Yet the Town Moves).
• Wildy popular anime series and Cartoon Network Adult Swim mainstay.
• Look for Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront!


VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOLUME 19: MERCENARY ROAD NOVEL
Hideyuki Kikuchi (W) and Yoshitaka Amano (A/Cover)
On sale Mar 6
b&w, 160 pages
$11.99
Novel, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
When a quartet of robbers leaves a trail of slaughter through a town, the mayor looks to hire a pair of bounty hunters to bring them to justice. But their path is blocked by an army of soldiers! If they want to survive the journey, they must enlist the help of the Vampire Hunter known only as D.
• All-new volume of the bestselling series.
• Seven line illustrations by Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano.


ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 HC
Richard E. Hughes (W), Johnny Craig (P), Edvard Moritz (P/I), Charlie Sultan (P/I), Jon L. Blummer (P/I), John Celardo (P/I), Robert Brice (P/I), Pete Gattuso (P/I), Bob Lubbers (P/I), R. S. Pious (P/I), Pete Riss (P), and Harry Lazarus (I)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 224 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"

ANGEL & FAITH #18
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Jan 30
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

THE ANSWER! #1 (of 4)
Mike Norton (W/A), Dennis Hopeless (W), and Mark Englert (C)
On sale Jan 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

ARCHIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 8 HC
Bill Vigoda (A), Irv Novick (A), Bill Woggon (A), and Al Fagaly (A)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 240 pages
$59.99
HC, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"


AXE COP VOLUME 4: PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD TP
Malachai Nicolle (W), Ethan Nicolle (A/Cover), and Dirk Erik Schulz (C)
On sale Mar 6
FC, 96 pages
$12.99
TP, 6 5/8" x 10 13/16"

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #103: THE ABYSS OF TIME part 1 (of 2)
Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), James Harren (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Jan 9
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

B.P.R.D.: 1948 #4 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Max Fiumara (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale Jan 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

BILLY THE KID'S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES AND THE ORM OF LOCH NESS #4 (of 4)
Eric Powell (W), Tracy Marsh (W), Kyle Hotz (A/Cover), and Daniel Brown (C)
On sale Jan 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #1 (of 4)
Francesco Francavilla (W/A/Cover)
On sale Jan 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

BRODY'S GHOST BOOK 4 TP
Mark Crilley (W/A/Cover)
On sale Mar 27
b&w, 96 pages
$6.99
TP, 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8 LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 4 HC
Joss Whedon (W), Brad Meltzer (W), Scott Allie (W), Jane Espenson (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Karl Moline (P), Andy Owens (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 320 pages
$29.99
HC, 8" x 12 3/16"


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #17
Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (P/Variant cover), Dexter Vines (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Phil Noto (Cover)
On sale Jan 9
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: WILLOW—WONDERLAND #3 (of 5)
Jeff Parker (W), Christos Gage (W), Brian Ching (P), Jason Gorder (I), Michelle Madsen (C), David Mack (Cover), and Megan Lara (Variant cover)
On sale Jan 2
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

BUFFYVERSE SAMPLER
Joss Whedon (W), Christos Gage (W), Victor Gischler (W), Jeff Parker (W), Georges Jeanty (P), Rebekah Isaacs (P/I), Paul Lee (P), Brian Ching (P), Dexter Vines (I), Andy Owens (I), Jason Gorder (I), Michelle Madsen (C), Dan Jackson (C), Cris Peter (C), and C. L. Bradley (Cover)
On sale Jan 23
FC, 96 pages
$4.99
One-shot

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 23: WELL OF SOULS TP
Jim Owsley (Christopher Priest) (W), John Buscema (P), Ernie Chan (P/I), Bob Camp (I), George Roussos (C), and Steven Mellor (C)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 232 pages
$18.99
TP, 7" x 10"


COLDER #3 (of 5)
Paul Tobin (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A/Cover)
On sale Jan 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #12
Brian Wood (W), Declan Shalvey (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Jan 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

CRIME DOES NOT PAY ARCHIVES VOLUME 4 HC
Dick Wood (W), Lev Gleason (W), Rudy Palais (A), Charles Biro (A), Bob Q. Siegel (A), Richard "Dick" Briefer (A), R. W. Hall (A), Art Gates (A), Art Mann (A), and Alan Mandel (A)
On sale Mar 13
FC, 264 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"

CRIMINAL MACABRE: FINAL NIGHT—THE 30 DAYS OF NIGHT CROSSOVER #2 (of 4)
Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Justin Erickson (Cover)
On sale Jan 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #20
Duane Swierczynski (W), Geoffrey Thorne (W), Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover), Peter Hogan (W), Joshua Williamson (W), Ulises Farinas (W/A), Erick Freitas (W), Frank J. Barbiere (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Corinna Bechko (W), Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Michael T. Gilbert (W/A), Eric Nguyen (A), Todd Harris (A), Steve Parkhouse (A), Victor Ibáñez (A), Luke Radl (A), and Steve Lieber (A)
On sale Jan 23
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing

EERIE COMICS #2
Brian Clevinger (W), Damon Gentry (W), Mike Allred (A), and Jim Pavelec (Cover)
On sale Jan 9
b&w, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

EMILY AND THE STRANGERS #1 (of 3)
Rob Reger (W), Mariah Huehner (W), Emily Ivie (A/Cover), Buzz Parker (Cover), and R. Black (Variant cover)
On sale Jan 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

EX SANGUINE #4 (of 5)
Tim Seeley (W/A/Cover), Joshua Scott Emmons (W), and Carlos Badilla (C)
On sale Jan 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

GAME OF THRONES
On sale Mar 20
Stark Metal Can Cooler
$16.99
Game of Thrones Shield Pin: Renly
2.2" high and 1.3" wide
$14.99

GOOD LUCK TROLLS MYSTERY BOX ASSORTMENT SERIES 2
On sale Feb 27
15-figure counter display
$119.85

HELLBOY IN HELL #2
Mike Mignola (W/A/Cover) and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Jan 2
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

HUSBANDS HC
Jane Espenson (W), Brad Bell (W), Ron Chan (A/Cover), Natalie Nourigat (A), M. S. Corley (A), Ben Dewey (A), and Tania del Rio (A)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 80 pages
$14.99
HC, 6" x 9"

JEREMIAH OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC
Hermann (W/A)
On sale Nov 7
FC, 144 pages
$24.99
HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"

LAST DAY IN VIETNAM: A MEMORY HC
Will Eisner (W/A/Cover)
On sale Mar 6
b&w&sepia, 80 pages
$17.99
HC, 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"


MASS EFFECT 18" SOVEREIGN REAPER SHIP REPLICA
On sale June 26
18.5" tall, includes insert card with a unique code for consumers
$349.99

THE MASSIVE #8
Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Dave Stewart (C), J. P. Leon (Cover)
On sale Jan 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing


THE MASSIVE VOLUME 1: BLACK PACIFIC TP
Brian Wood (W/Cover), Kristian Donaldson (A/Cover), Garry Brown (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 176 pages
$19.99
TP, 7" x 10"

MIND MGMT #7
Matt Kindt (W/A)
On sale Jan 23
FC, 22 pages
$3.99
Ongoing

NEXUS OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 TP
Mike Baron (W), Steve Rude (P), Eric Shanower (P/I), John Nyberg (I), Rick Bryant (I), and Les Dorscheid (C)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 424 pages
$24.99
TP, 6" x 9"

NUMBER 13 #2
Robert Love (W/A/Cover), David Walker (W), Dana Shukartsi (I), and Brennan Wagner (C)
On sale Jan 23
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries


R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED #3 (of 4)
Peter Lenkov (W), Jeremy Barlow (W), Tony Parker (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Jan 30
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

R.I.P.D. VOLUME 1 2ND EDITION TP
Peter Lenkov (W), Lucas Marangon (P), Randy Emberlin (I), Dave Nestelle (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 104 pages
$12.99
TP, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"


STAR WARS #1
Brian Wood (W), Carlos D'Anda (A), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Alex Ross (Cover)
On sale Jan 9
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

STAR WARS: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE—HARD TARGETS #4 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Davidé Fabbri (P), Christian Dalla Vecchia (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)
On sale Jan 16
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS—DEFENDERS OF THE LOST TEMPLE TP
Justin Aclin (W), Ben Bates (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), Mike Hawthorne (Cover)
On sale Mar 13
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
TP, 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON HC
Haden Blackman (W), Agustin Alessio (A), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Mar 27
FC, 120 pages
$24.99
HC, 7" x 10"

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—THE PRISONER OF BOGAN #3 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and David Michael Beck (Cover)
On sale Jan 23
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries


STAR WARS: PURGE—THE TYRANT'S FIST #2 (of 2)
Alexander Freed (W), Marco Castiello (P/I), Andrea Chella (P/I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Dan Scott (Cover)
On sale Jan 2
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

THE STRAIN #10
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale Jan 9
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing


TO HELL YOU RIDE #2 (of 5)
Lance Henriksen (W), Joseph Maddrey (W), Tom Mandrake (A/Cover), and Cris Peter (C)
On sale Jan 9
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

THE UNAUTHORIZED TARZAN HC & LTD. ED. HC
Joe Gill (W), Sam J. Glanzman (P/I), Bill Montes (P), and Ernie Bache (I)
On sale Mar 20
FC, 112 pages
$29.99
HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"
On sale Mar 20
FC, 112 pages
$59.99
Ltd. Ed. HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"


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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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