Dark Horse Star Wars Solicitations for April 2014

January 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics have released their solicitations for April 2014. Here’s the Star Wars rundown including cover art and details on the Matt Kindt’s Rebel Heist series. I have to say I’m a little excited to see Stéphane Créty and Julien Hugonnard-Bert working on Brian Wood’s Star Wars series. Both artists did an excellent job on Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse.

Star Wars #16 (of 20)

Writer: Brian Wood
Penciller: Stéphane Créty
Inker: Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Sean Cooke

Release Date: April 9, 2014
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99

Establishing the new Rebel base on Arrochar, Wedge Antilles teaches the local pilots Rogue Squadron’s secret tactics, Luke Skywalker joins the Arrocharian militia on a “routine” mission, and Princess Leia balances her duty to the Rebellion with her upcoming duties as a royal wife. So why is everyone so uneasy?

• Writer Brian Wood gets to the heart of Star Wars!

The Star Wars #7 (of 8)

Writer: J.W. Rinzler
Artist: Mike Mayhew
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Cover Artist: Nick Runge

Release Date: April 16, 2014
Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.99

When Princess Leia falls into the hands of Darth Vader, General Skywalker, Annikin Starkiller, and Han Solo must go on the offensive against the Galactic Empire. But they have a secret weapon on their side—one that the Imperials have vastly underestimated: Wookiees!

• Official eight-issue adaptation of George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay for Star Wars!


Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows 5 (of 5)

Writer: Tim Siedell
Artist: Gabriel Guzman
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Felipe Massafera

Release Date: April 16, 2014
Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Stormtrooper Hock sabotages the remnant Separatists from the inside as they defend against Darth Vader’s advancing forces, and fights for his life against a figure from his past. At Vader’s side, Hock witnesses firsthand the power and ruthlessness of the man-machine he has followed into battle!

Legacy Volume 2 #14 (of 18)

Writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Colorist: Jordan Boyd
Cover Artist: Agustin Alessio

Release Date: April 23, 2014
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99

A look into Ania Solo’s prison-camp past reveals a secret connection to the brutal bounty hunter who is desperate to bring her to justice—dead, not alive!

But bounty hunters are only part of Ania’s problems!

Rebel Heist #1 (of 4)

Writer: Matt Kindt
Penciller: Marco Castiello
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artists: Matt Kindt and Adam Hughes (variant cover and ultra variant sketch cover)

Release Date: April 30, 2014
Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.50

A young Rebel meets one of the Alliance’s best for his first mission. But the young man’s hero worship is crushed by the reality of Han Solo. A botched escape, a ship that doesn’t work—could it be that Solo is just a lucky bumbler whose luck has run out?

• Han Solo–the truth behind the myth!
• Adam Hughes cover and sketch cover variants!


Dawn of the Jedi: Force War TPB

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Jan Duursema
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: David Michael Beck

Release Date: June 11, 2014
Details: FC, 128 pages, $19.99, TPB, 7” x 10”

The Rakata, powerful users of the dark side of the Force, have invaded the Tython system to enslave the Je’daii . . . With Forcesabers in hand, the Je’daii fight, led by mad Je’daii Daegen Lok and the mysterious Force Hound Xesh. But when Xesh is captured, the direction of the war is changed . . . Collects Dawn of the Jedi: Force War #1–#5.


Non-Star Wars Titles of Interest

With the impending move of the Star Wars license, many Star Wars comic fans may want to continue reading comics by their favorite writers and artists. Of note, comic writer Randy Stradley and comic artist Doug Wheatley will be working on a new, non-Star Wars title for Dark Horse called Blackout. They are doing a special King Tiger feature for the series.

Blackout #2 (of 4)

Writers: Frank J. Barbiere and Randy Stradley
Artists: Colin Lorimer and Doug Wheatley
Colorist: Colin Lorimer
Cover Artist: Micah Kaneshiro

Release Date: April 23, 2014
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Miniseries

Scott Travers’s mysterious suit grants him unseen, unlimited access to almost anywhere and may hold the key to his benefactor’s disappearance. But others will do anything—including kill—to possess the suit. Will Scott give up the search and ditch the suit to save his own skin?

• Story by Frank Barbiere (The White Suits), art by Colin Lorimer (UXB).
• Special King Tiger feature by Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley!

Also of interest for Star Wars fans is Conan the Avenger which features artwork by Brian Ching (Knights of the Old Republic), colors by Michael Atiyeh (Knights of the Old Republic) and cover art by Ian McCaig.

Conan the Avenger #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Brian Ching
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Iain McCaig

Release Date: April 23, 2014
Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.50, Ongoing

Nursing his broken heart, Conan drinks himself into a stupor in the troubled city of Shumballa—until a brazen act of thievery launches the Cimmerian into a wild hunt and a supernatural adventure!

• A perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
• Cover by Star Wars and The Avengers concept artist Iain McCaig!

Another comic that may be worth a look is EVE: True Stories which features comic artist Federico Dallocchio (Knight Errant) and Michael Atiyeh (Knight Errant).

EVE: True Stories HC

Writer: Daniel Way
Artist: Alejandro Aragon, Tomm Coker, Federico Dallocchio and Daniel Warren Johnson
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Jean-Sebastien Rossbach

Release Date: June 11, 2014
Details: FC, 72 pages, $12.99, HC, 7” x 10”

In the early hours of February 5, 2009, one man single-handedly destroyed the aggressive Band of Brothers alliance and brought an end to the Great War, the largest war in the history of EVE Online. Inspired by actual player-driven events within the universe of EVE Online, superstar writer Daniel Way tells the stranger-than-fiction tale of the most popular true story of the last decade!

• An amazing true story from one of online gaming’s most massive, multiple award–winning universes!
• Subscriber base is over half a million users, composing one of video game’s most dedicated communities!

Star Wars artist Tommy Lee Edwards has his own series going on called Vandroid.

Vandroid #3 (of 5)

Writers: Tommy Lee Edwards and Noah Smith
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards

Release Date: April 30, 2014
Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.99, Miniseries

In this action-packed third issue, Vandroid gets personal! An all-out brawl with the Mighty Oak Biker Club has Vandroid discovering who he really is . . . and it’s not what he expected. But when his best friend is in danger, will Vandroid be able to withstand the brutal experimentation of the R&D Gang, or will he become a wiped motherboard?

• Complete the Vandroid experience with the remastered soundtrack from Ed Banger Records and the unearthed 1984 movie trailer at Vandroid.com!

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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