Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Dark Horse Comics comic book titles released on December 2, 2015. My personal faves this week are Mystery Girl #1 and This Damned Band #5!
Mystery Girl #1
Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Alberto Alburquerque
Colorist: Marissa Louise
Cover Artist: Alberto Alburquerque
Publication Date: December 02, 2015
SHE CAN SOLVE ANY MYSTERY BUT HER OWN!
Trine Hampstead knows everything. Ask her a question like “Where are my keys?” or “Is he cheating on me?” or “How are there perfectly preserved mammoths in recent ice?” and she just knows. She’s the Mystery Girl. The only thing Trine doesn’t know is how she knows—or anything else from the last ten years of her life.
* A new series from the Eisner-winning cocreator of Bandette!
* For fans of Marvel Girl and iZombie!
An interesting character wrapped in an unusual enigma! The power she possesses is bound to attract the wrong kind of attention!
Angel & Faith Season 10 #21
Writer: Victor Gischler
Artist: Will Conrad
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Cover Artist: Scott Fischer
BEGINNING OF THE FINAL ARC
Attacks in London’s Magic Town by Archaeus and Drusilla’s vampires reach a fever pitch, putting Angel and Faith back on their heels. In an attempt to turn the tables on the Big Bads, Faith seeks their new hideout and Angel walks into a trap—on purpose!
For a spin-off series, this really has been a great read. I will definitely miss it!
Barb Wire #6
Writer: Chris Warner
Penciller: Patrick Olliffe
Inker: Tom Nguyen
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Adam Hughes
Grilled like a tough steak by mysterious federal agents, Barb Wire recounts her very first solo bounty hunt. What looks like an easy-money walk in the park quickly turns to a holy-@#$% run for survival as Barb discovers that her skip is hot property . . . and his pursuers don’t play!
An interesting little tale, but you just gotta check out her hair!
Call Of Duty: Black Ops III #2
Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: Marcelo Ferreira
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: Anthony Palumbo
Hendricks and Taylor’s mission to take out an enemy operative leads them from Helsinki, Finland, deep into the Arctic Circle . . . and deeper into a deadly conspiracy! The official prequel to the anticipated game Call of Duty®: Black Ops III delivers high-caliber thrills in the war-torn world of the distant future!
* The gaming phenomenon takes comics by storm!
This will definitely appeal to fans of the franchise, in particular, and military enthusiast, in general.
Dead Vengeance #3
Writer: Bill Morrison
Penciller: Bill Morrison, Tone Rodriguez
Inker: Keith Champagne
Cover Artist: Bill Morrison
As Madame Cansino helps John Doe to uncover the mystery of his bizarre resurrection, a new menace is revealed in the form of her jealous would-be lover!
* A noir horror story by Bill Morrison (The Simpsons)!
Set in the 1940s (and the thirties) this is a tale of love gone awry with horrific results!
Joe Golem #2
Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
Artist: Patric Reynolds
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: David Palumbo
Joe Golem finds the Rat Catcher red-handed—pulling children into the canals of Lower Manhattan—and discovers that there’s more behind this creature than he suspected.
* Tie-in to Mignola’s illustrated novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City.
It’s Mike Mignola, so you know it’s going to be good. Now, having said that, this one is better than most.
Lara Croft And The Frozen Omen #3
Writer: Corinna Bechko
Penciller: Randy Green
Inker: Andy Owens
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Jean-Sebastien Rossbach
Lara and Carter are trapped in an airfield where the only way out is through a hail of bullets! Can they survive this race against time to gather ancient artifacts and keep them away from cultists who would use these treasures to destroy everything?
* Corinna Bechko writes an all-new miniseries!
This Damned Band #5
Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Tony Parker
Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski
Cover Artist: Tony Parker
It’s the last leg of Motherfather’s world tour, and all hell is about to break loose . . . literally! Someone’s been in league with Lucifer all along—but who? Find out in the best seats in the house, courtesy of Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Action Comics) and Tony Parker (Mass Effect: Foundation)!
* From Eagle Award winning, New York Times best-selling author Paul Cornell!
Sometimes, even pretending to be a devil worshiper is enough. This comic has been a lot of fun so far, the vintage vibe really comes through in both writing and art. If you haven’t seen this yet, you should check it out.
Harrow County, Volume 1: Countless Haints
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Tyler Crook
Cover Artist: Tyler Crook
Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures—and to the land itself—in a way she never imagined. Collecting the first four issues of the southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.’s Tyler Crook!
* For fans of The Sixth Gun, Rachel Rising, and Locke & Key.
* Contains issues #1 – 4.
Dark, creepy, twisted. Yep, it’s a Cullen Bunn story all right! This graphic novel really grabs hod of you and refuses to let go. It’s quintessential Dark Horse and Bunn at his finest.
New Lone Wolf And Cub, Volume 7
Writer: Kazuo Koike
Artist: Hideki Mori
Cover Artist: Hideki Mori
With his ninja assassins exterminated by Togo Shigekata, Mamiya Rinzo plays his final card to stop the rogue swordsman’s crusade for retribution: the ruthless Oroshiya Ushikudonki warriors Rinzo trained in Russia. But another foreign fighter has arrived in Japan—Rinzo’s abandoned daughter, on her own quest for vengeance!
* Lone Wolf and Cub omnibus program is collecting the entirety of the original series in value-priced editions.
* Presented uncut and in authentic right-to-left reading format.
Who doesn’t love a motherlode of Lone Wolf And Cub? Especially at this price. Looks like a great gift to me!
Nexus: Into The Past And Other Stories
Writer: Mike Baron
Artist: Steve Rude
Colorist: Glenn Whitmore
Cover Artist: Steve Rude
Nexus is back—and this time the galactic judge, jury, and executioner is stalking history’s most dangerous killer—Clayborn—across time itself! But when justice comes at an enormous personal cost to Nexus himself, can the Merk’s chosen champion still do what’s right? Collects Nexus short stories from Dark Horse Presents #12–#15,#23–#26, and #29–#34.
* Multiple Eisner Award winner!
I’m pretty new to this series, honestly. I kick myself for waiting so long!
The Strain, Volume 6: The Night Eternal
Writer: David Lapham
Artist: Mike Huddleston
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: E. M. Gist
The final volume!
The rebels’ victory at Camp Liberty has emboldened their efforts against the Master’s vampire army, but a traitor in their ranks leaves an opening for the Master to strike back even harder. The fate of humanity ultimately resides with one man. Will Dr. Ephraim Goodweather finally snap and make a deal to see his son? Or will he use some newfound information to destroy the Master once and for all? Collects The Strain: The Night Eternal #7–#12.
Just as amazing as the books were when I first read them. This comic series as taken a great story and delivered wondrous sequential art.