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Exclusive: First Look At 5 Upcoming Covers From Dark Horse Comics
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Once again, Dark Horse Comics has given Geeks of Doom exclusive access to five great new comics coming in May and June. And you know what? We want to give you a sneak peek, too! Because trust me, these are some great books here. Check out all five covers here below!

First off, releasing on May 29, is King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #2 (of 6). This second installment in the adaptation of Robert E. Howard‘s only actual Conan novel is sure to please. I know the cover by Gerald Parel definitely gets you interested with that vicious claw reaching forth towards our hero. Then, just in case you didn’t get your Cimmerian fix with that one, we have Conan the Barbarian #17 arriving on June 19 with a wonderful aquatic cover by Massimo Carnevale (I loved his Orchid covers, too).

But the big release day is June 26! Showing off the Shu Yan cover to Akaneiro #2 (of 3), I find myself really interested in this set. Look how kickass she looks! Remember, this is based upon the new release from Spicy Horse Games (be sure to check that out, too). Next up is a comic that originally debuted in Dark Horse Presents: Amala’s Blade #3 (of 4) has a very eye-catching cover from Michael Dialynas. Although I know next to nothing about this miniseries, the sheer quantity of skulls in the art gets my attention. And last, but certainly not least, we get to show you Mind MGMT #12. MTV Geek named this comic one of the top ten comics in 2012. I’m impressed with this series across the board, especially since Matt Kindt is the only person working on this book…yeah, that’s right, he does it all!

A big thanks to Dark Horse for letting us have first crack at these wonderful comics. But enough from me, here is YOUR first look:

Click images below for the full, larger view.

Akaneiro #2 (of 3)
Written by Justin Aclin
Art by Vasilis Lolos
Colors by Michael Atiyeh
Cover by Shu Yan
On sale June 26

Akaneiro #2

American McGee’s re-envisioning of Red Riding Hood takes shape as this all-new story. The brave young warrior, Kani battles a gauntlet of fantastic mythical beasts inspired by Japanese folklore. However, things are not what they seem, and danger lurks where Kani least expects it!

Amala’s Blade #3 (of 4)
Written by Steve Horton
Art by Michael Dialynas
Cover by Michael Dialynas
On sale June 26

Amalas Blade #3

Master assassin Amala makes a startling discovery about her latest target that will change her life forever! And Amala’s day turns full of surprises when she’s thrown into an abandoned subway to face a Modifier monstrosity!

Conan The Barbarian #17
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Colors by Dave Stewart
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
On sale June 19

Conan The Barbarian #17

While recovering from their most traumatic personal challenge to date, Conan and Bêlit seek respite in a mystical journey of the mind. Instead, they uncover the dark truths that they’ve hidden from themselves and each other.

King Conan: Hour Of The Dragon #2 (of 6)
Written by Timothy Truman
Pencils by Tomás Giorello
Colors by José Villarrubia
Covers by Gerald Parel, Sanjulian (V)
On sale May 29

King Conan: Hour Of The Dragon #2

Weakened by Xaltotun’s spells and imprisoned in a foreign land, Conan has lost his kingdom—and could lose much more! His only hope for escape is a mysterious, enamored harem girl named Zenobia. In an underground dungeon filled with slavering horrors, Conan and his future queen must fight for their lives!

Mind MGMT #12
Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Matt Kindt
Cover by Matt Kindt
On sale June 26

Mind MGMT #12

“The Futurist” concludes, as Lyme faces the Immortals in a battle royale at Shangri-la! Meru discovers the secrets of the Monks—and her own! The origin of the Hulk reaches its explosive finale! Plus more, in the comic gives you your money’s worth!

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