We here at Comics Bulletin are quite rabid fans of Dark Horse Comics and we all know that you guys are, too. But after restaffing our intern pool and being forced to sign a few documents stipulating that we will no longer sell our unpaid workers to comic companies, we had to make a few different deals to get this EXCLUSIVE first look at two covers from Dark Horse's April lineup as well as the cover for February's new Conan the Barbarian #13. It may have involved a strange Rosemary's Baby-type situation. We won't get into the details.
Check out these beautiful covers after the jump:
NINGEN’S NIGHTMARES TP
J. P. Kalonji (W/A) and Dan Jackson (C)
On sale April 17, 2013
b&w, 120 pages, $12.99, TP, 5" x 7"
In ancient Japan, a witch named Hannya seeks to use the warrior-monk Ningen’s enlightened body and spirit to resurrect the demon-samurai Atsumori and unleash an era of chaos! After leaving the safety of his temple to protect defenseless commoners, Ningen soon finds that several colorful bounty hunters are on his trail!
- Revisiting the world of 365 Samurai and a Few Bowls of Rice!
- His last book was nominated for a teens wward by YALSA.
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 13 TP
Charles Dixon (W), Larry Yakata (W), Don Kraar (W), Gary Kwapisz (P), Dave Simons (P/I), Andy Kubert (P/I), Ernie Chan (I), and Doug Beekman (Cover)
On sale April 3, 2013
b&w, 528 pages, $19.99, TP, 7" x 10"
As the barbarian mercenary Conan roams the lands of Hyboria, selling his sword to the highest bidder, the siren lure of wine, women, and treasure is often more dangerous than any armed adversary. While Conan’s skills are more than a match for any warrior, avarice is an enemy against which a blade is of little use! Collects Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #131–#140.
- Over 500 story pages, value priced.
- Features early work of artist Andy Kubert.
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #13
Brian Wood (W), Mirko Colak (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale February 20, 2013
FC, 32 pages, $3.50, Ongoing
Conan and Bêlit find themselves enemies when they become involved in a military conflict in Shem! Left behind on the Tigress as Bêlit visits home, Conan follows, determined to prove he can survive the desert. When events spin beyond his control, the Cimmerian is drafted into an army storming a Shemite fortress—with Bêlit defending the ramparts!
- New story arc! Great jumping-on point!
- Written by Brian Wood!
- Look for the new Star Wars series from Brian Wood!