Dark Horse Upcoming Titles: Spike #2, Star Wars Vader & The Ghost Prison and more...

via press release:

Wondering what's coming out from Dark Horse next week?  Check it out:

Spike #2
Dark Horse Presents #16 
Ghost #0
Lobster Johnson: Caput Mortuum
Star Wars: Vader & the Ghost Prison #5

And the weird, sexy conclusion to:
Fatima: The Blood Spinners #4

Not to mention some awesome trades...

BUCKO <----- A must read, on sale next week (9/12) which features fantastic indie artists and juggalos.  You can't go wrong.  

Angelic Layer Book 1
Card Captor Sakura Vol. 4
Berserk Vol. 36
And everyones favorite horror archive: 
Eerie Archives Vol. 11


Spike, traveling with a crew of cockroach-like aliens and stranded demons, is headed back from the dark side of the moon to . . . Sunnydale. If you're a vampire on a walkabout who wants to gain some perspective and get over a girl (psst . . . it's Buffy), it might not be the best idea to return to the nostalgia-filled hometown you helped her destroy. But if you don't have a choice, maybe the best hope is to find another way to put out the old flame . . .
* Spike heads back to Sunnydale!


True-crime writer Phil Stanford tells a gritty tale from Portland's underbelly as he kicks off City of Roses with artist Patric Reynolds—a new era for the Crime Does Not Pay name!
Plus, Richard Corben adapts a spine-tingling story by Edgar Allan Poe!
* A creator-owned comics celebration!
* 80 pages! No ads!
* The return of Crime Does Not Pay.
* Dive into The Deep Sea—a new creator-owned series from Palmiotti and Gray!



Love and Rockets co-creator Gilbert Hernandez brings his freakiest tale to date to a conclusion only he could dream up! Trapped in the future, Fatima and her fellow zombie hunters discover a civilization even more ravaged than they could have imagined, as they face giant mutants and the possibility that they are the last remaining humans! Can they save the world, and can love bloom amongst the ruins?
* The weird, sexy conclusion!
* From Love and Rockets co-creator Gilbert Hernandez!


Former journalist Vaughn Barnes has been reduced to moonlighting as cameraman for the shoddy paranormal-investigation cable TV show Phantom Finders. But when a curious device summons the specter of a beautiful, translucent woman, Vaughn is plunged into a mystery of criminal intrigue that spans two worlds! Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto launch their exciting new take on one of Dark Horse's most popular characters ever!
* Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) brings a keen new eye to the spectral heroine.
* Renowned artist Phil Noto (Angel & Faith, X-23) perfectly captures the wraithlike elegance of the enigma known as Ghost!
Ghost is back!


Hellboy's favorite gun-blazing vigilante takes justice to the skies this time by getting locked in combat aboard a zeppelin!
"Lobster Johnson is by far the best thing to spin out of Hellboy. It's not often that someone makes the Punisher look meh, but this book does it." —Comic Bastards


General Gentis's plan to take over the fledgling Empire and depose the Emperor and Darth Vader is nearly complete. All that remains is to lure Grand Moff Tarkin to Coruscant and capture him.
But Gentis has not reckoned with the power of the dark side—or with the secrets of the Ghost Prison. War has come to Coruscant, and even thousands of loyal cadets and troopers are no match for what Vader has unleashed!
* Vader on a rampage!




After discovering a dead body in an office bathroom, hungover job interviewee Rich "Bucko" Richardson becomes suspected of the murder. What he thinks is a quest to find the real killer turns into a weeklong romp through the wilds of Portland, Oregon, complete with bike-mounted cover bands, steampunk Makers, Juggalos, SuicideGirls, meth heads, so much absinthe, and an entire city made of books. After taking the Internet by storm, Jeff Parker and Erika Moen's dirty, funny murder mystery is now the most hilarious book in comic shops!
*Includes brand-new strips, commentary, and info on the real-life inspirations for Bucko!
*Best new webcomic of 2011!


Junior-high student Misaki Suzuhara has just arrived in Tokyo to live with her glamorous TV news star aunt and to attend the prestigious Eriol Academy. But what excites her above everything is Angelic Layer, the arena game where you control an Angel—a miniature robot fighter whose moves depend on your mind! Misaki's small, just like her Angel, Hikaru (named after her favorite manga, Magic Knight Rayearth), but her natural battle skills have been recognized by a very odd scientist, Ichiro "Icchan" Mihara. Before she knows it, Misaki is an up-and-coming contender in Angelic Layer . . . and in way over her not-very-tall head! How far can enthusiasm take her in an arena full of much more experienced fighters . . . and a game full of secrets . . . ?
*Popular anime TV series currently streaming on Crunchyroll.
*Remastered from the original artwork.
*Book 1 contains several bonus illustrations in full color.



What Guts the Black Swordsman and his companions had seen as an island refuge from monstrous sea creatures and the ghost ship of the demonic Bonebeard is in fact the very lair of the malefic sea god that controls them. With no avenue of escape, Guts must once again don the Berserker armor to give his company any chance of survival. But without the protective influence of the sorceress Schierke, Guts risks being forever lost within the cursed armor and becoming an even greater threat to his comrades!
*Inspired the popular anime series.
*Over 500,000 copies of Berserk volumes in print.



It's the conclusion of Cardcaptor Sakura!
Now is the time for people to admit the feelings for other people they've held secret . . . but there are so many feelings, running in so many directions! What are the true desires of Eriol, the powerful young boy who is the reincarnation of Clow Reed . . . and why did he wish that Sakura would replace him as Master of the Clow . . . ?
*Book 1 made eight critics' lists for Best Manga of 2010!
*Remastered from the original artwork!
*Containillustrations in full color, more than any previous book in the series!
*Inspired the anime TV series and movies, released through Geneon.



Collecting issues #52-#55 of Warren Publishing's legendaryEerie horror anthology, this deluxe hardcover features the character Hunter—the deadly demon killer of the future—making an explosive debut. Esteban Maroto continues his enchanting tales of Dax the Warrior, and Shreck struggles for survival on a dangerous, irradiated alternate world! A run of breathtaking covers by Sanjulian and Ken Kelly and a do-it-yourself Werewolf! board game top off this fine collection of 1970s horror tales!
*The greatest horror comics of all time!