Dark Horse Previews for August 1st & 8th, 2012
BEASTS OF BURDEN: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH (ONE-SHOT)
Adventure, mystery, horror, and humor thrive on every page of the Eisner Award-winning Beasts of Burden. The four-legged occult-investigating team—a heroic gang of dogs and one cat—are doing their best to protect their home, Burden Hill, from a chicken-stealing goblin, a frightful basilisk, and a strange lost herd of sheep!
* This special one-shot reprints three stories from Dark Horse Presents!
* Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson return to the characters that won them the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Short Story!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #12
By working for Deepscan-the company that recruits Slayers as bodyguards-Buffy thought she would disengage herself from the world of demons and garner a more significant income, to boot. While the income may get her closer to paying off pesky student loans, the demony population is closer to her than ever, thanks to her first client. Buffy, under the tutelage of a disgruntled and heartbroken Kennedy, has her work cut out for her and is forced to call on the honorable Eldre Koh for help, culminating in a little demon-on-demon violence.
* Executive produced by Joss Whedon!
* Buffy vs. Wolfram & Hart!
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #7
Artist Becky Cloonan rejoins Brian Wood for a new story arc! Hearing of an impostor committing atrocities in his name, Conan returns to Cimmeria to confront the scoundrel. In the frozen North of Conan's birth, it is now Bêlit who is out of her element!
* New arc! Great jumping-on point!
* From the powerhouse team of Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan!
"[Becky Cloonan's artistic] voice is not a typically feminine lilt, but a frost-bitten, guttural snarl . . . she now draws with ferocious energy and incredible detail." -GraphicEye.com
Bêlit in Cimmeria!
THE CREEP #0
A young boy puts a gun in his mouth and pulls the trigger. The police don't care. Not about his death or the death of his best friend two months earlier. The dead boy's mom seeks help from an old flame that's employed as a detective. What she doesn't know is that he suffers from acromegaly—a physical deformity resulting in brutish facial features at mid-life. Will his freakish appearance get in the way of solving the case?
* Cover by Frank Miller!
* From the artist of The Green River Killer and the writer ofB.P.R.D.!
"A beautiful book and, for my money, no one in comics writes better stories about human beings than John Arcudi."-Mike Mignola
A double suicide, an old flame, and a haunted man.
THE MASSIVE #3
In a remote village in the Aleutian Islands, the crew of theKapital, on the run from Siberian pirates, reconsiders their core mission as pacifists and conservationists. In this unpredictable and often violent world, should they be more? Narratives and story lines converge as the past catches up with the present, and in quiet, unassuming Unalaska, USA, a new mission is forged.
* Features exclusive bonus material!
"The Massive is a book to keep an eye on in 2012."-IGN
STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT - ESCAPE #3
The location of a powerful Sith relic is closer to being uncovered, and so is the fate of Jedi Kerra Holt's lost family! Kerra's knowledge has gotten a Sith reconnaissance team closer to the relic than would have been possible without her-but will her desire to find what happened to her family also bring more destruction to Sith territories? How long can she stay undercover and keep one step ahead of the team and their merciless leader?
* John Jackson Miller's Knight Errant novel from Del Rey was aNew York Times bestseller!
STAR WARS: LOST TRIBE OF THE SITH #1
On a planet ruled by a tribe of Sith-marooned thousands of years ago and cut off from the galaxy-the throne holder is about to be challenged by a power-hungry Sith rebel from the slums . . . and a thwarted royal Sith princess! Their few shared interests set them on a quest together-but most certainly notas partners!
The saga of the lost tribe continues in comics, following the release of John Jackson Miller's Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories-in print from Del Rey Books!
* Debuts one month after John Jackson Miller's Lost Tribe of the Sith prose novel from Del Rey Books!
* An all-Sith tale with heroes, antiheroes, and straight-up villains!
THE STRAIN #7
What might swarms of sewer rats and a New York City pest-control specialist tell Dr. Ephraim Goodweather about the growing vampire population? Evidence gathered from beneath the city may hold the key to defeating the plague now besetting Manhattan.
* Adapting the Strain Trilogy from director Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan!
* Continues a saga that puts a terrifying twist on the vampire genre.
* No one is safe from a terrifying new plague!
"The subtle build of tension and terror still peppers every page." -IGN
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