New Dark Horse Comics for Wednesday December 12, 2012 - Star Wars and More!


This week Dark Horse Comics wraps up their "Star Wars: Tribe of the Lost Sith" 5 issues series PLUS Buffy takes on the Zombpire epidemic! There's plenty of ground to cover so let's get started!
(* denotes Aljon's picks)

STAR WARS: LOST TRIBE OF THE SITH—SPIRAL #5 (cover shown above)*
Lord Dreypa’s Leviathans continue their destruction of the lost tribe of Sith, searching in vain for an ancient, well-hidden Jedi starship. Beating Dreypa to the ship, a Sith rebel finds himself on the cusp of attaining his dreams—destruction of the tribe and discovery of a way to reach the galaxy. But there could be something that would cause him to have a change of heart, and Lord Dreypa could have found it!

* The final action-packed issue!
* Sequel to the best-selling e-books.

CREATORS
Writer: John Jackson Miller
Penciller: Andrea Mutti
Inker: Pierluigi Baldassini
Colorist: Michael Heisler
Cover Artist: Paul Renaud

BILLY THE KID’S OLD TIMEY ODDITIES AND THE ORM OF LOCH NESS #3
With his deformed allies in dire straits, Billy escapes to the edge of Loch Ness and battles the Mormon brides of Dracula!

“Peppered with the humor and fantastic art that the reader has come to expect from the previous two [series], this is a page turner full of chills and excitement.”—The Outhouse

CREATORS
Writer: Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh
Artist: Kyle Hotz
Colorist: Daniel Brown
Cover Artist: Kyle Hotz
Genre: Horror, Humor


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #16 (PHIL NOTO COVER)*
Buffy takes on the zompire epidemic in San Francisco with new allies—the SFPD and Billy the Vampire Slayer! Just as Buffy finds contentment in her life, she's torn from routine battle and forced to confront an ancient demon from her former lover's past!

* Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
* The surprise return of a fan-favorite character!

CREATORS
Writer: Andrew Chambliss
Penciller: Georges Jeanty
Inker: Dexter Vines
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #11
Brian Wood introduces Conan to a kind of fear he’s never experienced, in part two of “The Death”!

After the salvage of a derelict ship, a terrifying illness spreads swiftly throughout the Tigress, felling BĂȘlit and her entire crew. Healthy but fearful of losing BĂȘlit, Conan seeks help in a nearby town, where the welcome he recieves is just as deadly!

* From Brian Wood (Northlanders) and Declan Shalvey (Dark Avengers)!
* The most acclaimed Conan comics in years!

“Conan the Barbarian thus far has been the perfect example of how to make great comics.” —Comic Book Resources

CREATORS

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Declan Shalvey
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Massimo Carnevale

THE CREEP #4
The answers to Oxel’s mystery unfold in the one place he never thought to look. The grisly truth that two boys died to conceal is revealed at last.

* The thrilling conclusion to John Arcudi’s The Creep!
* Illustrated by Eisner Award winner Jonathan Case.

CREATORS
Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Jonathan Case
Cover Artist: Jonathan Case
Genre: Action/Adventure, Crime


CRIMINAL MACABRE: FINAL NIGHT—THE 30 DAYS OF NIGHT CROSSOVER #1*
In this epic crossover with IDW, Steve Niles’s greatest characters come together in a final showdown.

Cal McDonald only wanted a beer, but what he got was a jaded federal agent and a story about vampires up in Barrow, Alaska. There’s a new vamp in LA, and he’s hell bent on escalating his attacks. When Mo’Lock’s sometimes ghoul-friend is murdered, Cal’s on the hunt . . . for Eben—the longtime protagonist/antagonist of 30 Days of Night.

* Dark Horse and IDW team up on this once-in-a-lifetime crossover!
* Covers by poster artist Justin Erickson (Rue Morgue).
“Fans of the horror genre really can’t go wrong with [30 Days of Night].”—About.com

Horror crossover of the year!

CREATORS
Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Christopher Mitten
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Cover Artist: Justin Erickson

EX SANGUINE #3
Saul can’t handle Ashley’s infectious joy over killing, not since he lost his ages ago. But when he tries to end their romance, innocent people die.

* From Hack/Slash’s Tim Seeley!

CREATORS
Writer: Tim Seeley, Josh Emmons
Artist: Tim Seeley
Colorist: Carlos Badilla
Cover Artist: Tim Seeley

THE MASSIVE #7
The Kapital stumbles upon a newly declared sovereign nation—a community of hundreds living on oil platforms with dreams of forming a new utopia. With the world’s governments and economies in shambles in the post-Crash world, is this new “country” the hope for the future that Callum Israel and Ninth Wave are looking for? Or is it the divisive issue that’ll bring his crew to their breaking point?

* The beginning of a new arc!
* From New York Times bestselling author Brian Wood.

CREATORS
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Garry Brown
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: J.P. Leon

ORCHID #11
In the penultimate chapter of Tom Morello’s fantastical science-fiction class-war epic, the fight for freedom rages on! Orchid and her army of newly determined Shadow Rebels gain an unlikely ally and attempt to turn the tide of war. But even with this new fighting force among their number, will it be enough to overcome the seemingly endless forces of the fearsome dictator Tomo Wolfe?

* Free musical score with every issue!

“A compelling, interesting series.”—CraveOnline.com

“Refreshingly full of social commentary, as would be expected when written by such a prolific activist as Tom Morello.”—ComicBooked.com

CREATORS
Writer: Tom Morello
Artist: Scott Hepburn
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: Massimo Carnevale


THE STRAIN #9*
Due to the machinations of a vast conspiracy, convincing the world that there’s a vampiric epidemic spreading across Manhattan has been impossible for the CDC's Dr. Ephraim Goodweather. However, video footage of these vicious beasts—proof of their horrifying existence—might be the first step in turning the tide against the wave of bloodthirsty vamps set to drown the Big Apple.

* Adapts the Strain Trilogy from director Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan!

CREATORS
Writer: David Lapham
Artist: Mike Huddleston
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: E.M. Gist


TO HELL YOU RIDE #1*
A deadly curse plagues a small town, melting the flesh from its victims--the violent revenge four warriors set in motion when their sacred burial grounds were disturbed for the sake of gold miners’ greed!

A new horror series written by Lance Henriksen (Millennium, Aliens, Near Dark) and Joseph Maddrey (Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film), with art by Tom Mandrake.

* New horror series by Lance Henriksen!
* Dark Horse horror gets under your skin!

“Mandrake is an artist who deserves to be a superstar.”—Comic Book Resources

“Henriksen’s undeniable talents as a storyteller are on full display here.”—Rue Morgue

CREATORS
Writer: Lance Henriksen, Joseph Maddrey
Penciller: Tom Mandrake
Colorist: Cris Peter
Cover Artist: Tom Mandrake

For more info about this week's new comics check out the DH website! http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/New-Releases/

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