EXCLUSIVE Dark Horse February Covers and Conan the Barbarian #11A comics news article
We here at Comics Bulletin cannot get enough of Dark Horse Comics and we know that you guys feel the same. So, we made a few backroom deals and traded a few of our CB interns for an exclusive first look at six covers from Dark Horse's upcoming February lineup and the new December Conan the Barbarian cover! We liked those interns and all, but... EXCLUSIVE COVERS!
Check out the fruits of our poor intern pool's labor after the jump:
ALICE IN WONDERLAND HC
Rod Espinosa (W/A)
On sale Feb 6
FC, 128 pages, $19.99, HC, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”
The curious Alice follows a flustered white rabbit to a magical land of talking animals, evil queens, and enough riddles to strain any logically inclined brain.
It’s all here: a hookah-smoking caterpillar, a mad hatter, potions to drink, cookies to eat, and a Cheshire cat. Alice discovers that Wonderland may be a fascinating place to visit, but you don’t want to live there . . .
- Eisner and Ignatz Award-nominated Rod Espinosa adapts Lewis Carroll’s Alice!
BROTHERS OF THE SPEAR ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 HC
Gaylord DuBois (W) and Russ Manning (A)
On sale Feb 6
FC, 264 pages, $49.99, HC, 7" x 10"
The follow-up to the instantly sold-out Brothers of the Spear Volume 1 is here! With nearly 300 more pages of rare Russ Manning art, the middle third of blood brothers Natongo and Dan-El’s quest to reclaim Dan-El’s kingdom is a gorgeous, action-packed gem from comics’ Golden Age! Collects the backup stories from Tarzan #68–#109!
- A never-before-reprinted epic from the legendary Russ Manning!
THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 4: THE PRINCE IS DEAD AND OTHER STORIES TP
Alan Zelenetz (W), Marc Silvestri (P), John Buscema (P), Rudy Nebres (P/I), Ricardo Villamonte (I), Mike Gustovich (I), George Roussos (C), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)
On sale Feb 13
FC, 208 pages, $18.99, TP, 7" x 10"
When reports of an ambush upon a diplomatic party led by his son reach the barbarian king, news of his son’s death cuts Conan deeper than any blade. Conan’s melancholy threatens to tear his kingdom apart at a time when his mighty hand is needed most. Collects King Conan #16-#20.
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #11
Brian Wood (W), Declan Shalvey (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale Dec 12
FC, 32 pages, $3.50, Ongoing
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 Bêlit and her entire crew. Healthy but fearful of losing Bêlit, 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
CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME 15 HC
On sale Feb 13
b&w, 248 pages, $49.99, HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”
When Creepy teams up with Edgar Allan Poe, you know you’re in for a terrifying treat! The latest volume includes a whopping twelve tales adapted from the founding father of short-form horror himself and features work by Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Luis Bermejo, José Gual, and others! Volume 15 collects issues #69-#72 of Warren Publishing’s anthology.
- A special Creepy #71 features art by Luis Bermejo and #72 features art by José Gual.
- New introduction by horror writer/actor/director Larry Fessenden!
KING CONAN: THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD TP
Timothy Truman (W), Tomás Giorello (A), José Villarrubia (C), and Andrew Robinson (Cover)
On sale Feb 20
FC, 96 pages, $14.99, TP, 7” x 10”
King Conan is beset on all sides by scheming politicians plotting his demise! But the conspirators have chosen the wrong ally in Thoth-Amon. The barbarian king will need more than a strong arm and a sturdy ax to face the horrors at his chamber door!
- Timothy Truman, Tomás Giorello, and José Villarrubia adapt the classic Robert E. Howard adventure.
THE MANARA LIBRARY VOLUME 4 HC
Milo Manara (W/A)
On sale Feb 13
b&w, 224 pages, $59.99, HC, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”
Travel the world of adventure with Milo Manara’s most beloved character, Giuseppe Bergman! Revered for his peerless draftsmanship, Manara is also a wily satirist, and his Bergman tales are hilarious send-ups of adventure comics. Longing to escape his boring life, Bergman joins the mysterious H. P. (a loving caricature of Manara’s mentor Hugo Pratt) on a bizarre, televised adventure for which he proves laughably unprepared. Also featuring Bergman’s subsequent escapades though India, this volume is an essential addition to the Manara Library!
- Translated by Eurocomics expert Kim Thompson.
- Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material!