Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Dark Horse Comics for Wednesday December 19, 2012 - Star Wars and More!


New comic day brings us some great new titles from Dark Horse just in time for the holiday weekend. Check out the latest Star Wars books and more!

STAR WARS: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE—HARD TARGETS #3 (cover shown above)
A young boy—the heir to the title of Count Dooku—is kidnapped, and it’s Jahan Cross to the rescue!

When the kidnapper turns out to be a sexy female spy with whom Cross has worked before, and when her motives turn out to have the boy’s welfare at heart, Cross is faced with a decision: should he disobey his own orders from the Empire?

But first there’s a little matter of breaking out of a supposedly inescapable prison . . .

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Davidé Fabbri
Inker: Christian Dalla Vecchia
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Stéphane Roux
Genre: Star Wars
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Price: $2.99


STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—THE PRISONER OF BOGAN #2
As the Je’daii study the amazing Forcesaber of the banished Xesh, word spreads that he and his fellow prisoner on Bogan, Daegen Lok, have escaped the dark moon! The three young Je’daii who first encountered Xesh are teamed with Je’daii Masters to locate the prisoners and return them to Bogan . . . and prevent them from bringing about the mad vision that Lok has obsessively held to during his years of banishment . . .

* Chronicles the origins of the Jedi!

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Jan Duuresma
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: David Michael Beck
Genre: Star Wars
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Price: $2.99


ANGEL & FAITH #17 (REBEKAH ISAACS VARIANT COVER)
Longtime nemesis Ethan Rayne has set the final piece of Giles’s soul practically in Angel’s lap. To complicate things further, the loss of a Slayer has sent Nadira and her group into the fray with their sights set on Angel now more than ever!

* Coincides with events in Buffy Season 9.

"Everything is solid, the characters voices feel and sound true, Rebekah Isaacs does a phenomenal job and Christos Gage’s writing just keeps getting better. This really was a great read and I can’t wait for the next issue!" —BAMFAS

CREATORS
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror


B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #102: THE RETURN OF THE MASTER PART 5 (OF 5)
Hell on Earth reaches its apex as massive devastation covers the globe and horrific monsters spew forth from the ground.

* Hell on Earth is here!

“B.P.R.D. is both the comic you need and the comic you deserve to experience.”—ComicsAlliance

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artist: Tyler Crook
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Ryan Sook
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Price: $3.50


B.P.R.D.: 1948 #3
Monsters are killing civilians in the Utah desert, leading Professor Bruttenholm to recall the last time a government operation cracked open reality to unleash something from another world: Project Ragna Rok.

* From Hellboy creator Mike Mignola!

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artist: Max Fiumara
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Dave Johnson
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Price: $3.50


THE BLACK BEETLE: NIGHT SHIFT #0

When a powerful totem of dark magic shows up at the Colt City Natural History Museum, Hitler sends his fearsome Werwolf Korps to collect the piece. Unfortunately for the führer, Colt City’s protector, the Black Beetle, is on the case!

From the mind of 2012 Eisner Award winner Francesco Francavilla (Batman: The Black Mirror). Collects three Dark Horse Presents stories from issues #11–#13.

* Features a brand-new cover, 24 story pages, and bonus sketch material and art!

Writer: Francesco Francavilla
Artist: Francesco Francavilla
Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla
Genre: Superhero, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Price: $2.99


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #19
Get a taste of Matt Kindt’s critically acclaimed series MIND MGMT, and see San Francisco under assault by giant monsters in Gabriel Hardman and Corrina Bechko’s Station to Station!

* Return of X by Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey, Bloodshot) and Eric Nguyen.

* Eisner Award-winning anthology!

“The new series of Dark Horse Presents has demonstrated that quality with every issue, hosting an eclectic mix of veteran creators and new talent alike, with content ranging from brand new short stories and idiosyncratic serials to the return of cult favorite characters and properties."—ComicsAlliance

Writer: Duane Swierczynski, Matt Kindt, Phil Stanford, Peter Hogan, Joshua Williamson, Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas, Frank J. Barbiere, Gabriel Hardman, Corrina Bechko, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Michael T. Gilbert
Artist: Matt Kindt, Ulises Farinas, Gabriel Hardman, Michael T. Gilbert, Eric Nguyen, Patric Reynolds, Steve Parkhouse, Victor Ibáñez, Luke Radl, Steve Lieber
Cover Artist: Raymond Swanland
Genre: Short Stories / Anthologies
Publication Date:
December 19, 2012
Price: $7.99


EMPOWERED SPECIAL #3: HELL BENT OR HEAVEN SENT
Costumed crime fighter Empowered makes an ill-fated visit to a top-secret dumping ground for ultratech "superdebris" and wrecked "villainware" left over from cape-on-cape battle. Can Emp and her hapless teammate, Mechanismo, avoid annihilation when the junkyard nano spawns an apocalyptic cheesecake plague of flirty but lethal "cyberangels" and sensual but savage "devil mecha”?

* 30 story pages!

Heaven goes to Hell!

Writer: Adam Warren
Penciller: Adam Warren, Ryan Kinnaird
Inker: Ryan Kinnaird
Cover Artist: Adam Warren, Ryan Kinnaird
Genre: Action/Adventure, Humor, Superhero
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Price: $3.99


MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S THE VICTORIES #5
In this epic conclusion to The Victories, Faustus is in jail and only one person is willing to help . . . the Jackal. Will Faustus get revenge against his former master, the Mark? And can the Jackal fulfill his promise to turn Faustus into a killer?

* The most shocking antiheroes since Hobo with a Shotgun!

Cocreator of Powers!

Writer: Michael Avon Oeming
Artist: Michael Avon Oeming
Colorist: Nick Filardi
Cover Artist: Michael Avon Oeming
Genre: Superhero, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Price: $3.99


NUMBER 13 #1
The young bionic amnesiac known as Number 13 searches for answers and his creator, in a future world that’s been brought to its knees by the vicious Monstrum Morbus plague. Weakened by his last explosive encounter, Number 13 is discovered by a group of curious, scavenging mutants who have banded together for survival. They dub him “Thirteen” and invite him to join their group—and one of them knows exactly what horrible purpose he was built for!

* From the pages of Dark Horse Presents!

Writer: Robert Love, David Walker
Artist: Robert Love
Inker: Dana Shukartsi
Colorist: Brennan Wagner
Cover Artist: Robert Love
Genre: Action/Adventure, Science-Fiction


R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED #2
There’s something sinister living underneath the town of Black Pool. While no one can find Black Pool on any map, its strange energy has attracted the Rest In Peace Department’s attention. Newly minted officer Roy Pulsipher hopes the answer to Black Pool’s riddle holds the key to solving his own murder, but what he finds instead is a gospel of madness and terror!

* Prequel to the upcoming feature film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges!

Creators: Peter Lenkov
Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Tony Parker
Cover Artist: Dave Wilkins
Genre: Horror, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Price: $3.50


ROTTEN APPLE (ONE-SHOT)
In the crumbling, chaotic city now known as Rotten Apple, San Gee is hired by religious fanatics to find a lost, sacred artifact called the Bleeding Rock—but other strange sell-swords are also on the hunt for the priceless relic! Collects stories from Dark Horse Presents #2-#5.

* A manic, Cannonball Run-style race for a mystical relic by Sanford Greene!

Writer: Chuck Brown
Penciller: Sanford Greene
Inker: Sanford Greene
Colorist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artist: Sanford Greene
Genre: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Humor, Science-Fiction
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Price: $2.99

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