May 2012 Solicitations – Hack/Slash 16, Bloodstrike 28, Witchblade 157

Image Comics

 

HACK/SLASH #16

story JUSTIN JORDAN
art DAN LEISTER
cover A by RYAN BROWNE
cover B by  EDWIN HUANG & JIM ZUB
MAY 23
32 PAGES / FC / T+ TEEN PLUS
$3.50

“THE GOOD SON”  Part One

Guest writer, JUSTIN JORDAN (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) brings his strange talent for gore and horror to Hack/Slash! Vlad and Cassie must travel back to Chicago in search of Vlad’s elusive mutant family in search of a cure. If Vlad’s disease doesn’t kill him, his aunt, cousin and grandpa just might!

BLOODSTRIKE #28

story TIM SEELEY
art FRANCHESCO GASTON
cover by TIM SEELEY & CARLOS BADILLA
MAY 30
32 PAGES / FC / T+ TEEN PLUS
$2.99

It’s a BLOOD BROTHERS reunion, as a ticked off BATTLESTONE comes gunning for his brother, CABBOT. Does the newly reborn Bloodstrike team have what it takes to save their leader from  fratricide!

WITCHBLADE 157

story TIM SEELEY
art DIEGO BERNARD
cover A by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
MAY 2
32 PAGES / FC / T+ TEEN PLUS
$2.99

‘PORTALS,’ Part One Even as she struggles to make ends meet as a PI, Sara Pezzini can’t help but be drawn into the corrupt supernatural underbelly of Chicago. Her discovery of mystical portals around the city will lead her to a realm unlike anything she’s experienced before and bring her face-to-face with a former bearer of the Witchblade! Jump on board with a genre-bending two-parter from the exciting creative team of TIM SEELEY (HACK/SLASH, BLOODSTRIKE) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name) that is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers! Featuring two wraparound covers by DIEGO BERNARD and JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (ARTIFACTS, Voodoo).

Dark Horse Comics

THE OCCULTIST VOLUME 1 TP

Tim Seeley (W), Mike Richardson (W), Victor Drujiniu (P), Jason Gorder (I), Andrew Dalhouse (C), and Steve Morris (Cover)

On sale July 18
FC, 136 pages
$16.99
TP, 7″ x 10″

Rob Bailey must balance responsibilities as a boyfriend, as a college student, and as the new wielder of the Sword, an ancient book of spells that has binded itself to him. With a team of hit mages hired by a powerful sorcerer after him, it’s trial by fire for the new Occultist, as he learns to handle his powerful magical tome, or suffer at the hands of these deadly enemies. But as he fights for his life, our hero wonders whether he’s wielding this enigmatic weapon, or if it’s the one in control.

  • From the mind of Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson (The Secret, Cut, The Mask)!
  • Written by Hack/Slash’s Tim Seeley!
  • Cover by Steve Morris (Serenity, Dollhouse, Angel & Faith)

 

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #12

John Layman (W), John Arcudi (W), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Steve Niles (W), Evan Dorkin (W/A), Tim Seeley (W), Francesco Francavilla (W/A), Dean Motter (W/A/Variant cover), Jim Valentino (W/A) , Mike Baron (W), Harlan Ellison (W), Sam Kieth (A/Cover), Christopher Mitten (A), Victor Drujiniu (A),  Steve Rude (A), and Jonathan Case (A)

On sale May 23
FC, 80 pages
$7.99
Ongoing

Unstoppable juggernaut of comics greatness? Unbeatable, unbelievable value?

You be the judge as another incredible issue of Dark Horse Presents hits shelves!

This issue is packing a brand-new Aliens story by Chew’s John Layman and legendary artist Sam Kieth, the return of Jim Valentino’s Normalman and Dean Motter’s Mister X, and last but not least, the reemergence of Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s intergalactic fighting force, Nexus!

  • 80 pages of ad-free, full color comics.

MIKE NORTON’S BATTLEPUG VOLUME 1 HC

Mike Norton (W/A) and Allen Passalaqua (C)

On sale July 5
FC, 72 pages
$14.99
HC, 8 1/2″ x 12″

The epic tale of blood and drool begins here! Join Molly and her dogs Mingo and Colfax, as she recounts the legend of “The Warrior and the Battlepug”—a tale of a fearless barbarian, his trusty and freakishly large pug, and evil baby harp seals.
This volume collects the first year of Mike Norton’s Battlepug—the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the fan-favorite webcomic by Mike Norton, Allen Passalaqua, and Crank!

  • By famed Runaways artist Mike Norton!
  • Includes extras not seen on the website!

 

 

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