Dark Horse has sent out solicitations for their June 2011 titles, including 2 Star Wars
comics, 2 trade paperbacks, plus other cool titles for sci-fi fans! STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC-THE LOST SUNS #1
Alexander Freed (W), George Freeman (P), Dave Ross (P), Mark McKenna (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale June 8
FC, 40 pages
New hero, New mission!
The biggest Star Wars
event of 2011—LucasArts and BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic
online game—gets a fresh, new story set concurrent with the game, written by one of its senior writers!The Lost Suns
stands alone as an accessible Star Wars
adventure, introducing a new hero with a new mission! It also intertwines with the narrative of the game, revealing secrets players will find nowhere else! Theron Shan—descendant of the legendary bloodline that includes Jedi Bastila Shan and Satele Shan—is no Jedi he's a Republic spy! His mission: to discover the blackest secret at the heart of the evil Sith Empire! The first issue in a brand-new story!
Written by Alexander Freed, a senior writer of the game!
Readers who are familiar with The Old Republic game will be able to make connections directly from the game to this comic story line!
STAR WARS: JEDI—THE DARK SIDE #2 (of 5)
Scott Allie (W), Mahmud Asrar (A), Paul Mounts (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)
On sale June 22
FC, 40 pages
Dispatched to the planet Telos IV, Qui-Gon, his Padawan Xanatos, and the lovely Jedi Master Tahl must uncover the secrets behind a recent political assassination and prevent an outbreak of civil war. For the headstrong Xanatos, this return to the world of his birth has dredged up hidden resentments, while Master Tahl has herself become a target for assassination!
Intrigue, action, danger, and the dark side are imminent!
Years before the events in Star Wars: Episode I, before Obi-Wan Kenobi was his Padawan, and before he met Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn had his first encounters with the dark side....
Writer Scott Allie's first Star Wars story since Star Wars: Empire—Betrayal.
Illustrated by rising star Mahmud Asrar (Brightest Day: The Atom Special, Avengers: The Initiative).
Covers by acclaimed artist Stéphane Roux (Countdown to Final Crisis, Action Comics).
STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT-AFLAME
John Jackson Miller (W), Federico Dallocchio (A), Ivan Rodriguez (A), Belardino Brabo (I), Marcio Loezer (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Joe Quinones (Cover)
On sale Aug 3
FC, 120 pages
TPB, 7" x 10"
Kerra Holt is a new kind of Jedi for a new era of Star Wars!
More than one thousand years before Luke Skywalker, the galaxy experiences a dark age as an ineffectual Republic abandons entire systems to Sith control. On her first mission, eighteen-year-old Jedi Kerra Holt has joined a band of Jedi volunteers traveling behind enemy lines. She thinks she is prepared for anything, but when the mission goes awry and she is left in Sith space without any support, Kerra realizes just how wrong she was.... But she can't abandon the mission or the colony that the Jedi came to help!
This Jedi foundling has her work cut out for her: she is alone, unprepared, without resources, and stuck in a battle between two warring Sith brothers, Lord Odion and Lord Daiman!
Collects the five-issue miniseries.
The second Knight Errant comics series also debuts in August 2011!
Look for Kerra's continuing story in the Knight Errant prose novel by series writer John Jackson Miller from Del Rey Books!
STAR WARS OMNIBUS: A LONG TIME AGO.... VOLUME 4
Jo Duffy (W), Archie Goodwin (W), David Michelinie (W), Gene Day (P), Ron Frenz (P), Kerry Gammill (P), Klaus Janson (P), M. Hands (P), Carmine Infantino (P), Luke McDonnell (P), Tom Palmer (P/I), Al Williamson (P), Bob Layton (I), and others
On sale Aug 24
FC, 576 pages
TPB, 6” x 9”
This volume collects over five hundred pages of classic Star Wars adventures! Luke Skywalker and his rebel friends battle the oppressive Empire in stories set shortly before and after the galaxy's restoration to a New Republic in Return of the Jedi.
This volume collects Marvel Comics' Star Wars #68–#85, as well as the original four-issue adaptation of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi!
Stories from the classic era of the original Star Wars films!
DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM #9
Jim Shooter (W), Roger Robinson (A/Cover), and Wes Dzioba (C)
On sale June 15
FC, 32 pages
The Man of the Atom finds himself, his friends, and the woman he loves caught in the middle of a father-son conflict that threatens to obliterate the world. Malefic god Moloch the Devourer returns and has a newborn son, Samuel. With his godlike power, Moloch instantly ages the baby to young manhood, so he can share his father's cosmic-scale power. Together, they can overcome the Man of the Atom and have their way with our universe. But Samuel has his own dark agenda . . .
New story arc! Moloch the Devourer returns!
Doctor Solar is one of comics' truly iconic characters, popular for half a century.
"The totally new Dr. Solar is what we need to save the day when superhero comics haven't really thrilled some of us lately." - Comic Attack
MIGHTY SAMSON #4
Jim Shooter (W), J. C. Vaughn (W), Patrick Olliffe (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale June 22
FC, 32 pages
Five hundred years after the end of the world, among the overgrown ruins, in tangled jungles where misbegotten horrors lurk, barbarian armies battle for supremacy. To save the world from Warlord Sunder's dreaded behemoths, Samson allies himself with Queen Terra of the Jerz and her barbarian horde. But the irresistible Terra has wicked ways of turning allies into lovers. Inflamed and enraptured by Terra, Samson becomes more and more ruthless to please her. If he loses himself to the dark passions she arouses . . . then who will save the world from him?
Part of a major multiseries program including Doctor Solar; Magnus, Robot Fighter; Turok, Son of Stone; and Doctor Spektor.
FLASH GORDON COMIC BOOK ARCHIVES VOLUME 4
John Warner (W), Gary Poole (W), Carlos Garzón (A), and Frank Bolle (A)
On sale Aug 31
FC, 232 pages
HC, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"
Flash is back! The intrepid science-fiction hero returns in a new volume collecting the full run of Flash Gordon comics published by Gold Key in the 1970s. Thrill to the adventure as Flash battles shark men, evil robots, lava men, and every twisted scheme the villain Ming the Merciless can invent! Featuring sharp storytelling and classic artwork, New hero, New mission!
Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 4 revisits an action-packed era in the history of one of comics' most enduring heroes.
Collects Flash Gordon comics #19-27 from Gold Key.