Dark Horse Schedules September Release for "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary"

New "Blade of the Immortal," Blood Blockage Battlefront" and "Oreimo" also scheduled

 Some month's manga release slates from Dark Horse are more impressive than other. And, wow. September is a nice one. In addition to new volumes Blade of the Immortal, Oreimo and Trigun creator Yasuhiro Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront, the month sees the premiere of Eva remix Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary.

 

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: THE SHINJI IKARI DETECTIVE DIARY VOLUME 1 TP

Takumi Yoshimura (W/A/Cover)

On sale Sept 4
b&w, 184 pages
$9.99
TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4" 

 

When even a tough dude like his school pal Toji is getting menaced by gangsters, a nice guy like Shinji Ikari feels obliged to seek out the local private eye, Ryoji Kaji, and his striking young assistant, Kaworu Nagisa. Somehow, though, Shinji gets drafted into solving the case himself, with Kaworu's help—although Kaworu quickly proves to be a mystery of his own . . .

 

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL VOLUME 27: MIST ON THE SPIDER’S WEB TP

Hiroaki Samura (W/A)

On sale Sept 11
b&w, 248 pages
$19.99
TP, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"

 

With this epic tale of revenge completed in Japan, now’s the time to catch up with Manji, Rin, and your favorite battling groups of anachronistic, enigmatic warriors! Anotsu Kagehisa’s Ittō-Ryū crew is splintered and fatigued—as Habaki Kagimura’s group of suicidal Rokki-dan soldiers closes in on them! The road to Blade’s final volume begins here!

• Hiroaki Samura’s long-running manga series nears its conclusion!

 

 

 

BLOOD BLOCKADE BATTLEFRONT VOLUME 4 TP

Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A)

On sale Sept 4
b&w, 200 pages
$12.99
TP, 4 5/8" x 7 1/4"

 

Libra agent Zap has been kidnapped, and to free him Klaus von Reinhertz must battle a procession of horrors from the Beyond, ultimately to face one of the terrifying Blood Breed. But was Zap really kidnapped, or is something more sinister in play to draw Libra’s head honcho into the ring?

 

OREIMO VOLUME 4 TP

Sakura Ikeda (W/A/Cover)

On sale Sept 11
b&w, 168 pages
$10.99
TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4”

 

Popular girls vs. geek girls showdown! Kirino’s done all she can to keep her two different groups of friends separate, but as much as she’d like to, she can’t keep those two worlds from colliding, and this time, big brother Kyousuke may not be able to help her. He’s got problems of his own—Kirino’s friends can’t decide if he’s a dreamboat or a pervert! A smash-hit bestseller in Japan, Oreimo is presented in English for the very first time. Who says girls can’t be otaku, too?

 

TRIGUN OMNIBUS TP

Yasuhiro Nightow (W/A)

On sale Sept 18
b&w, 696 pages
$19.99
TP, 5” x 7”

 

Meet Vash the Stampede, the galaxy’s deadliest and most wanted man. Every bounty hunter aims to claim Vash dead or alive—preferably dead!—and though Vash is a pacifist, he won’t go down without a fight. Collecting both Trigun volumes, Trigun Omnibus features nearly 700 pages of Yasuhiro Nightow’s signature creation!

 

47 RONIN #5 (of 5)

Mike Richardson (W), Stan Sakai (A/Cover), and Lovern Kindzierski (C)

On sale July 3
FC, 40 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

 

Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai’s breathtaking account of Japan’s most famous historical legend reaches its extra-length conclusion, as Lord Asano’s loyal retainers take their revenge!

THE EPIC FINALE!

 

AKANEIRO #3 (of 3)

Justin Aclin (W), Vasilis Lolos (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Shu Yan (Cover)

On sale July 31
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

 

Kani, a brave but inexperienced young huntress, uncovers a cunning plot by the demonic yokai, forcing her to make a decision that will shape her destiny—and that of her entire world!

• Based on the hot new game by American McGee’s Spicy Horse Games!

• The startling conclusion!

 

DOMO HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

On sale Sept 17

Domo and Friends on Earth Ornament 
$17.99

Domo Resin Ornament: Domo Carrying Gifts
$14.99

Domo is an all-season kind of critter, but also chock full of the holiday spirit.
These two new designs complete our initial offering of Domo ornaments. Handcrafted, these clever collectibles will start a new tradition. Limited supply—these will be retired after the season.

 

Other upcoming releases include 

Other releases include:

 

ABE SAPIEN #4
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Max Fiumara (A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C), and Sebastián Fiumara (Variant cover)
On sale July 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing


ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN ARCHIVES VOLUME 3 HC
Richard E. Hughes (W), Edvard Moritz (A/Cover), Max Elkan (A), Charlie Sultan (A), John Celardo (A), John Belfi (A), R. S. Pious (A), Bob Jenney (A), Pete Riss (A), Bob Lubbers (A), Ken Bald (A), Ogden Whitney (A), Howard L. Larsen (A), Al Camy (A), and Lin Streeter (A)
On sale Sept 4
FC, 216 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”

 


AMALA’S BLADE #4 (of 4)
Steve Horton (W) and Michael Dialynas (A/C/Cover)
On sale July 31
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


ANGEL & FAITH #24
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A/Variant cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale July 31
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing


ANGEL & FAITH VOLUME 4: DEATH AND CONSEQUENCES TP
Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 136 pages
$18.99
TP, 7” x 10”


B.P.R.D.: 1948 TP
Mike Mignola (W/Cover), John Arcudi (W), Max Fiumara (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 144 pages
$17.99
TP, 7" x 10"


B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #109
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Laurence Campbell (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale July 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.50


B.P.R.D.: VAMPIRE #5 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), Fábio Moon (W/A/Cover), Gabriel Bá (W/A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale July 31
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


THE BEST OF MILLIGAN & MCCARTHY HC
Peter Milligan (W) and Brendan McCarthy (W/A)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 264 pages
$24.99
HC, 7 3/4" x 11"



BLOOD BROTHERS #1 (of 3)
Mike Gagerman (W), Andrew Waller (W), Evan Shaner (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Juan Doe (Cover)
On sale July 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries


BREATH OF BONES: A TALE OF THE GOLEM #2 (of 3)
Steve Niles (W), Matt Santoro (W), and Dave Wachter (A/Cover)
On sale July 10
b&w, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #23
Andrew Chambliss (W), Georges Jeanty (A/Variant cover), Karl Story (I), Michelle Madsen (C), and Phil Noto (Cover)
On sale July 10
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1
Joshua Williamson (W), Fernando Dagnino (A), Ego (C), Felipe Massafera (Cover), and Paolo Rivera (Variant cover)
On sale July 31
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

 


CATALYST COMIX #1 (of 9)
Joe Casey (W), Dan McDaid (A), Ulises Farinas (A), Paul Maybury (A), Brad Simpson (C), and Rafael Grampá (Cover)
On sale July 3
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #18
Brian Wood (W), Davide Gianfelice (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale July 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing


CONAN: THE PHENOMENON TP
Paul M. Sammon (W), Michael Moorcock (W), and Frank Frazetta (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 176 pages
$19.99
TP, 9” x 12”


CRIMINAL MACABRE: FINAL NIGHT—THE 30 DAYS OF NIGHT CROSSOVER TP
Steve Niles (W), Christopher Mitten (A), and Michelle Madsen (C)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 112 pages
$17.99
TP, 7” x 10”


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #26
Ron Randall (W/A/Cover), Steve Niles (W), Andrew Vachss (W), Mike Richardson (W), David Lapham (W/A), Mike Baron (W), Patrick Alexander (W/A), Phil Stanford (W), Jane Espenson (W), Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Frank Barbiere (W), Dan Jolley (W), Dara Naraghi (W), menton3 (A), Steve Rude (A), Patric Reynolds (A), Karl Moline (A), Steve Lieber (A), Micah Kaneshiro (A), Leonard Kirk (A), Dom Reardon (A), and Tom Williams (A)
On sale July 24
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing


DREAM THIEF #3 (of 5)
Jai Nitz (W), Greg Smallwood (A), and Kevin Nowlan (Cover)
On sale July 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries


EERIE ARCHIVES VOLUME 14 HC
Various (W/A)
On sale Sept 25
b&w, 256 pages
$49.99
HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”


EERIE COMICS #3
Landry Walker (W), Troy Nixey (A), Paul Chadwick (W/A), Jonathan Case (W/A), and Jim Pavelec (Cover)
On sale July 10
b&w, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing


GAME OF THRONES LUNCHBOX
On sale Aug 28
Embossed tin lunchbox
$14.99

 


GAMMA
Ulises Farinas (W/A/Cover) and Erick Freitas (W)
On sale July 24
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
One-shot

GOOD LUCK TROLLS MYSTERY BOX ASSORTMENT SERIES 3
On sale Aug 28
15-figure counter display
$119.85


HELLBOY 5” MINI QEE FIGURES
On sale July 10


Hellboy 5” Mini Qee: Gray Monotone
$19.99


Hellboy 5” Mini Qee: Hellboy with Horns
$19.99


Hellboy 5” Mini Qee: DIY
$19.99


HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES #4 (of 4)
Corey Taylor (W), Richard Clark (A), Dan Jackson (C), Jason Shawn Alexander (Cover), and Frank Quitely (Variant cover)
On sale July 31
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries


KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #3 (of 6)
Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (P), José Villarrubia (C), and Gerald Parel (Cover)
On sale July 31
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


KORAK, SON OF TARZAN VOLUME 2 HC
Gaylord DuBois (W) and Russ Manning (A)
On sale Sept 4
FC, 192 pages
$49.99
HC, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”


THE LAST OF US: AMERICAN DREAMS #4 (of 4)
Faith Erin Hicks (W/A), Neil Druckmann (W), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Julian Totino Tedesco (Cover)
On sale July 31
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries


LOBSTER JOHNSON: A SCENT OF LOTUS #1
Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Sebastián Fiumara (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)
On sale July 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


MARVEL CLASSIC CHARACTER: X-MEN #3—MARVEL GIRL
On sale Aug 21
Limited to 950 numbered pieces. Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
$49.95


MASS EFFECT: FOUNDATION #1
Mac Walters (W), Omar Francia (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale July 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing


MASS EFFECT TURIAN CRUISER SHIP REPLICA
On sale Nov 13
6” on a sculpted custom base
$34.99


THE MASSIVE #14
Brian Wood (W), Garry Brown (A), Dave Stewart (C), and J. P. Leon (Cover)
On sale July 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing


MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S THE VICTORIES #3
Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover) and Nick Filardi (C)
On sale July 3
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing


MIND MGMT #13
Matt Kindt (W/A)
On sale July 24
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Ongoing


MISTER X: EVICTION #3 (of 3)
Dean Motter (W/P/Cover) and Hamid Bahrami (I/C)
On sale July 3
FC, 24 pages
$3.99
Miniseries


SIN TITULO HC
Cameron Stewart (W/A/Cover)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 168 pages
$19.99
HC, 9” x 6 3/4”


SMOKE/ASHES TP & LTD. HC
Alex de Campi (W), Igor Kordey (A), Carla Speed McNeil (A), Bill Sienkiewicz (A), Richard Pace (A), Colleen Doran (A), Dan McDaid (A), Len O’Grady (C), and Tomer Hanuka (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 424 pages
$29.99
TP, 7” x 10”


On sale Sept 18
FC, 424 pages
$59.99
Ltd. HC, 7” x 10”


STAR WARS #7
Brian Wood (W), Ryan Kelly (A), Dan Parsons (I), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Rodolfo Migliari (Cover)
On sale July 10
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing


STAR WARS VOLUME 1—IN THE SHADOW OF YAVIN TP
Brian Wood (W), Carlos D’Anda (A), Ryan Odagawa (A), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Alex Ross (Cover)
On sale Sept 18
FC, 152 pages
$19.99
TP, 7” x 10”


STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—A SPARK REMAINS #1 (of 5)
Randy Stradley (W), Douglas Wheatley (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)

On sale July 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


STAR WARS: DARK TIMES VOLUME 6—FIRE CARRIER TP
Randy Stradley (W), Gabriel Guzman (A), Garry Henderson (C), and Douglas Wheatley (Cover)
On sale Sept 25
FC, 128 pages
$18.99
TP, 7” x 10”


STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE NINTH ASSASSIN #4 (of 5)
Tim Siedell (W), Stephen Thompson (P), Mark Irwin (I), Drew Geraci (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Ariel Olivetti (Cover)
On sale July 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries


STAR WARS: LEGACY #5
Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale July 24
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing

 


STAR WARS: LEGACY BOOK 2 HC
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (W/P), Omar Francia (P), Kajo Baldisimo (P), Alan Robinson (P), Dan Parsons (I), Brad Anderson (C), Jesus Aburto (C), and Adam Hughes (Cover)
On sale Sept 11
FC, 424 pages
$34.99
HC, 6” x 9”


THE STRAIN: THE FALL #1
David Lapham (W), Mike Huddleston (A), Dan Jackson (C), and E. M. Gist (Cover)
On sale July 17
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Ongoing


THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS #2 (of 6)
Gerard Way (W), Shaun Simon (W), Becky Cloonan (A/Cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Gabriel Bá (Variant cover)
On sale July 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries


X #3
Duane Swierczynski (W), Eric Nguyen (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale July 10
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Miniseries

 

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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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