Dark Horse Comics – Fall 2012 pickes

I decided to look at what Dark Horse had coming out this fall and I picked some of my favorites. I felt these highlighted the most interesting to read. Take a look and let me know what you like.

STAR WARS: THE CRIMSON EMPIRE SAGA HC

The blood-soaked tale of the last surviving member of Emperor Palpatine’s Royal Guard is now complete in one dust-jacketed hardcover edition! From revenge to redemption, the story of Kir Kanos takes him from the deserts of Yinchorr, to the halls of Imperial power, and to the inner circle of the New Republic. Included are encounters with Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa Solo. An epic tale in one epic tome!
*The complete Crimson Empire Saga in one deluxe edition!
Available September 12th

EERIE ARCHIVE VOLUME 11 HC

Collecting issues #52-#55 of Warren Publishing’s legendaryEerie horror anthology, this deluxe hardcover features the character Hunter—the deadly demon killer of the future—making an explosive debut. Esteban Maroto continues his enchanting tales of Dax the Warrior, and Shreck struggles for survival on a dangerous, irradiated alternate world! A run of breathtaking covers by Sanjulian and Ken Kelly and a do-it-yourself Werewolf! board game top off this fine collection of 1970s horror tales!
*The greatest horror comics of all time!
Available September 26th

CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME 14 HC

With stories by comic-book titans Bernie Wrightson, Richard Corben, Howard Chaykin, John Severin, and Archie Goodwin, this is one terrifying tome that you DO NOT want to miss out on! This volume also features an enlightening foreword by horror comics writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire; Echoes) and reprints all Dear Uncle Creepy and Creepy’s Catacombs text pieces and all color stories that appeared in this stellar 1970s run! Collects the original Creepy issues #64-#68.
* Eisner Award-winning archival series!

Available October 17th

THE SHAOLIN COWBOY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE TPB


Best selling author Andrew Vachss teams withaward-wining artist Geof Darrow to revive the spirit and format of the pulp novels of the 30s and 40s.The Shaolin Cowboy Adventure Magazine is the first new hero-pulp to be printed in decades and combines hard-hitting prose with illustrated mayhem. The Shaolin Cowboy: The Way of ‘No Way!’ is a kung fu gripping tale of high adventure and relentless bloodshed. The Shaolin Cowboy and his trusty mule battle overwhelming odds and inclement weather against enemies thirsting for revenge and retribution in the battle royal to end all battle royals.
* Best selling crime-fiction author Andrew Vachss!
* Geof Darrow co-creator of Doc Frankenstein, Hard Boiled, and The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
* Decorated police officer turned author Mike Black! Prince Valiant artist Gary Gianni!
* And an amazing cover by award winning Scott Gustafson!
Available October 24th

LOBSTER JOHNSON VOLUME 2: THE BURNING HAND TPB

When a tribe of dead Indians start scalping the policemen in the city, Hellboy’s crime-fighting hero Lobster Johnson and his allies arrive to take on these foes and their gangster cronies! Collects Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #1-#5.
* From the pages of Hellboy.
Available November 14th

FEAR AGENT VOLUME 1 HC


When down-and-out alien exterminator Heath Huston stumbles upon an extraterrestrial plot to commit genocide against the human species, he must put down the bottle and resume his role as a peacekeeper . . . as The Last Fear Agent.
 This deluxe hardcover omnibus, the first of two, collects issues #1-#15 of the acclaimed Fear Agent comics, along with half of the Tales of the Fear Agent side stories, covers, pinups, and artists’ sketch galleries!

Available November 27th

NEXUS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TPB


Nexus is the greatest avenger in history, but his power and purpose come from an alien race with their own agenda. Is Nexus hero or pawn? Deliverer or destroyer? God or devil? Contains Nexus Volume 1 #1-3, Nexus volume 2 #1-11.
* Winner of six Eisner Awards.
* New stories in Dark Horse Presents have refocused attention on this archetypal series.
Available November 28th

B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: The Long Death and The Devils Engine TPB

Agent Johann, the ectoplasmic man, leads a special task force through the monster-filled Northwest woods in order to hunt down and kill the man he blames for leaving him a disembodied spirit. In the Southwest, agent Devon and the psychic crust punk Fenix form an uneasy alliance in order to escape a horde of giant bat-faced monsters.
This arccontinues the series Comics Alliance calls “one of the best books on the stands.”
* It’s all going to Hell in 2012!
* Death of an agent!
Available December 5th

FORBIDDEN WORLDS ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 HC



Microscopic Roman centurions? Elderly ghosts clobbering gangsters? A haunted vintage of French wine? No conceit is too strange for Forbidden Worlds, the playfully bizarre anthology series that hit newsstands in 1951 and continued for 145 outlandish issues! Comic-book giants Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Frank Frazetta, and Ogden Whitney helped to illustrate these pre-Comics Code gems!
 Issues #1 to #4 of the rare and fascinating Forbidden Worlds are now gathered into an archival hardcover, featuring the first in a series of introductory essays by comic-book historian and connoisseur of the obscure, Dan Nadel (Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries, 1900-1969)!
Available December 12th

TARZAN: THE RUSS MANNING YEARS VOLUME 1 HC


Experience three of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan novels as drawn by Russ Manning, the most beloved comic-book interpreter of the lord of the jungle! Collecting Tarzan#155–#161,#163, #164, #166, and #167, from the 1960s, this volume is an essential addition to any comics fan’s collection!
* Collecting Russ Manning’s adaptations of Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, and Tarzan the Untamed!
Available December 19th


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