We’re back again with an exclusive first look at a bunch of covers courtesy of our friends at Dark Horse comics. First we have the regular cover for Amalia’s Blade #1 by Michael Dialynas as well as a variant cover by Guy Davis. Then we’ve got two series that wrap up in April with their fourth issues — The Answer! #4 by Mike Norton and The Black Beetle: No Way Out #4 by Francesco Francavilla.
Then we’ve got covers for four collections hitting stores in June. Check out The Victories, Volume 1 by Michael Avon Oeming, collecting the five issue superhero/sci-fi adventure miniseries. Next we have the first volume of The Original Daredevil Archives collecting the first four issues of the golden age classic. Then there’s Forbidden World Archives, Volume 2, collecting the weird and wonderful anthology of science fiction and supernatural fantasy. Finally, there’s the next in the long line of Dark Horse’s Creepy Archives, Volume 16 featuring work by Alex Toth, Wally Wood, Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson, and Richard Corben.
All this and more can be had, and all you have to do is pre-order them with your friendly neighborhood comic book dispenser.
Now, check these covers out right here after the jump.
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Amala’s Blade #1
Written by Steve Horton
Art by Michael Dialynas
Covers by Michael Dialynas, Guy Davis (Variant)
On sale April 24, 2013
The kingdom of Naamaron is bitterly divided into warring factions: the low-tech Purifiers and the high-tech Modifiers. Both fear the great vizier’s deadliest assassin, Amala. But for all her lethal skills, Amala’s drawing too much attention for the vizier’s taste. So what better way to deal with a troublesome cutthroat than to send her on a suicide mission?
The Answer! #4
Written by Mike Norton, Dennis Hopeless
Art by Mike Norton
Cover by Mark Englert
On sale April 24, 2013
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Can Devin and the Answer think their way free of the Brain Trust before CHEMICAL X breaks their brains for good? The explosive conclusion of this superhero mystery!
The Black Beetle: No Way Out #4
Written by Francesco Francavilla
Art by Francesco Francavilla
On sale April 17, 2013
The epic conclusion to Black Beetle’s first series! Colt City’s caped crusader goes head to head with the mysterious villain Labyrinto! Can Black Beetle make it out of this maze of matched wits and matched blows alive?!
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories, Volume 1 TPB
Written by Michael Avon Oeming
Art by Michael Avon Oeming
Covers by Michael Avon Oeming, Nick Filardi
On sale June 12, 2013
Not long from now, all that will stand between you and evil are THE VICTORIES: heroes sworn to protect us from crime, corruption, and the weird designer drug known as Float. As one member hits the streets looking for blood, he discovers himself touched by a painful past through the powers of a psychic. Will this trauma cause him to self-destruct or to rejoin the good fight? Collects the five-issue miniseries.
The Original Daredevil Archives, Volume 1 HC
Written by Dick Wood, Bob Wood, Richard “Dick” Briefer, Charles Biro, Edd Ashe, Jerry Robinson
Art by Bob Wood, Richard “Dick” Briefer, Charles Biro, Edd Ashe, Jack Cole, Reed Crandall, Bob Davis, J. Gahr, Bernard Klein, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos, Victor E. PazmiÃ±o
Covers by Bob Wood, Charles Biro
On sale June 26, 2013
Beginning with the rare Golden Age Daredevil #1, this hardcover reproduces the adventures of the original Daredevil, who famously gave ol’ Adolf what for! Along with Nightro, Pat Patriot, and the Bronze Terror, Daredevil dishes out justice to Nazis, mobsters, mummies, and the sorcerous Claw! This volume collects issues #1-#4 of the Golden Age Daredevil.
Forbidden Worlds Archives, Volume 2 HC
Written by Richard E. Hughes,
Art by Al Williamson, Sam Cooper, Harry Lazarus, George Wilhelms, Paul Gattuso, Pete Riss, King Ward, Al Camy, Lou Cameron, Lin Streeter, Art Gates, Roy Krenkel
Covers by Ken Bald
On sale June 12, 2013
What do a fifty-foot-tall telepathic merman, a typewriter possessed by Satan, and a demented ringmaster who attaches human heads to circus animals have in common? Nothing, perhaps? Well, except that they all appeared in Forbidden Worlds, the weird and wonderful anthology of science fiction and supernatural fantasy that ran from the early 1950s into the late 1960s. Collects issues #5-#8 of the series.
Creepy Archives, Volume 16 HC
Written by Various
Art by Alex Toth, Wally Wood, Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson, Richard Corben
Cover by Ken Kelly, Sanjulian
On sale June 19, 2013
Showcasing art from a pantheon of comic industry greatsâ€”including Alex Toth, Wally Wood, Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson, and Richard Corbenâ€”our latest deluxe hardcover volume collects issues #73 to #77 and features an interview between comics historian S. C. Ringgenberg and John Severin, all of the magazines’ original letters columns, and lush painted covers by Ken Kelly and Sanjulian!