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Mike Richardson and Paul Chadwick send you BEST WISHES

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:40:00 +0000

(image) Media Release -- Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce Best Wishes, an original graphic novel from Dark Horse founder and acclaimed writer Mike Richardson (Star Wars: Crimson Empire, 47 Ronin, Echoes) and Eisner Award–winning writer/artist Paul Chadwick (Concrete, The World Below, Gifts of the Night). Cowritten by Richardson and Chadwick, Best Wishes is Chadwick's first comics work since 2013!

When two strangers cast coins into a Central Park fountain, their dreams and desires become magically intertwined. Cal wants fame and respect and Mary craves true love from her pro-quarterback boyfriend, but destiny weaves a tangled fabric. Best Wishes is a Woody Allen-esque tale of New York, meme madness, fame's price, and secrets of the heart.

"Mike Richardson, arguably, is the Stan Lee of independent comics."—All-Comic

"Chadwick's gorgeously laid-out pages with their graceful, careful drawing serve to perfectly complement his thoughtful, contemplative writing."—Stephen Frug

Best Wishes hits shelves November 8, 2017, and is available for preorder at Amazon, Things From Another World, DarkHorse.com, and more!

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Rick Remender's THE END LEAGUE soon available in deluxe oversized format

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:40:00 +0000

(image) Media Release -- Originally published by Dark Horse in 2008, The End League was a smash success and a New York Times bestseller! Dark Horse is proud to give this beloved series a superhero treatment befitting its legendary creative team with a deluxe oversized-format edition.

The End League Library Edition collects all nine issues (two volumes) of the series. The End League follows the last remaining superheroes on a devastated Earth as they embark on a desperate quest to find the one artifact that can save humanity—the Hammer of Thor. Superstar writer Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Tokyo Ghost) is joined by comics legends Mat Broome (X-Men, Batman) and Eric Canete (Iron Man, Martian Manhunter) on a perilous journey to save the world!

The End League Library Edition goes on sale September 20, 2017.

Praise for The End League Library Edition:

"It's got a lot in it for people looking for a blurry line between good and evil and for those looking for a story that doesn't just upset the status quo, but destroys it."—ComicList

"A dark and epic story that has me hooked. Things look hopeless in this bleak setting, but just like the heroes in this book I can't give up on seeing what happens next."—Comics Bulletin

"The title also has one huge plus going for it—the art of Mat Broome, who delivers sleek, dynamic and powerful artwork from start to finish."—IGN

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Sweden's best illustrators and concept artists enter THE DARK NORTH

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:02:00 +0000

(image) Media Release -- Dark Horse and Charles Wood Publishing AB are excited to terrify more readers with The Dark North! Originally crowdfunded for publication in 2016, this illustrated prose-art book fusion features five unique tales ranging from Norse mythology to apocalyptic science fiction to fantasy.

Writer Martin Dunelind composes The Dark North's five enthralling tales. The Dark North showcases artwork by Scandinavia's leading illustrators and concept artists—including Peter Bergting (Baltimore: The Red Kingdom), Henrik Pettersson (concept artist on Minecraft at Mojang), Joakim Ericsson (concept artist at Starbreeze Studios), Magnus Olsson (Neotech RPG), and Lukas Thelin (Western RPG, Lone Wolf RPG). Lukas Thelin also creates the beautiful cover. With a foreword by author and filmmaker Clive Barker, this anthology is sure to delight and terrify any horror fan in equal measure.

Robert Henrysson—one of the instigators of The Dark North comments: "We set out to give the world a peek into the amazing Scandinavian art of science fiction, fantasy and horror, and when Dark Horse joined in we knew we had succeeded. We can't wait to see the reader response!"

Praise for The Dark North:

"Everybody with the slightest interest in Nordic sci-fi and fantasy should check this out."—Simon Stålenhag (Tales from the Loop)

"Like mythic art with a dark, Scandinavian flair? Check out The Dark North."—Matt Forbeck (author and game designer)

"Swedish melancholy and talent in a massive book that I for one will devour."—Jens Lapidus (Easy Money)

The Dark North goes on sale September 27, 2017, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Penguin Random House, and Things From Another World.

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Dark Horse to release two new volumes of Star Trek coloring books

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:14:00 +0000

Media Release -- Following the out-of-this-world success of 2016's Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book and Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book, Dark Horse is excited to announce two more volumes for Star Trek fans to enjoy: Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before and Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions. Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before contains forty-five brand-new black-and-white images from the second two seasons of the classic science-fiction series. Printed on high-quality stock, each illustration offers an array of diverse detail to color as faithfully or as wildly as fans choose, and is single sided to avoid unsightly bleed-through. Juann Cabal (Elektra), Will Conrad (Angel & Faith), Gabriel Guzmán (Kull, Mass Effect: Discovery), and Derlis Santacruz (Tomb Raider) create the gorgeous artwork, and Gabriel Guzmán's art is featured on the cover. Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions features forty-five brand-new colorable images from seasons 4 through 7 of the fan-favorite science-fiction series. The illustrations include unique, highly detailed black-and-white illustrations inspired by unforgettable episodes, like "Darmok," "The Inner Light," and "Chain of Command." Juann Cabal, Gabriel Guzmán, Bill Mudron (Calla Cthulhu), and Shea Standefer bring the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D to life. Gabriel Guzmán's art is also featured on the cover. Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book—Where No Man Has Gone Before goes on sale September 13, 2017, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Things From Another World, and at your local comic shop. Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions goes on sale October 4, 2017, and is also available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Things From Another World, and at your local comic shop. Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book – Where No Man Has Gone Before and Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book—Continuing Missions are under license by CBS Consumer Products. Original post blogged on ComicList.[...]



Dark Horse celebrates marijuana with REEFER MADNESS

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:34:00 +0000

(image) Media Release -- Now that eight states have legalized it for recreational use and twenty-eight for medical use, it is especially fun to relive the hysteria surrounding marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930s to the 1950s and beyond. And now you can do so in the comfort of your home with Reefer Madness from Dark Horse Books.

Like the antidrug propaganda films of that era, these stories range from comically misinformed to soberly concerned about the influence of Mary Jane on the youth of America. Titles like "Teenage Dope Slaves," "Satan's Cigarettes," and "Hopped-Up Killer" make it clear that the gulf in attitudes between today and the days of Reefer Madness could not be wider.

Includes an in-depth introduction discussing the campaigns against pot by the first drug czar, Harry Anslinger, and newspaperman William Randolph Hearst, with lurid covers from many of the comics and magazines of the day. The comics collected in Reefer Madness come from comic book legends like Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Adventure Comics), Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, and Jack Kirby. Eisner and Harvey Award–winning hippie Craig Yoe brings a new collection of wacky, wild, and culturally relevant comics to the mix.

"This is one of the most fun books I've ever put together. Some of the writers and artists that created these comics must have been smoking something to concoct these ludicrous and loony tales of youth gone bad!" said Yoe. "The comics will serve up lots of lusty laughs for those who partake of contraband 'giggle-smoke.' Others attempting to snuff out the wicked marijuana cigarettes that they are sure unleash unbridled passions will see these comics as moral tales of dire warning!"

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Dark Horse Comics July 2017 Solicitations

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:09:00 +0000

The kind folks at Dark Horse Comics have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products featured in the May 2017 Previews, scheduled to ship starting July 2017. Aliens: Dead Orbit #4 (of 4) James Stokoe (W/A/Cover) On sale July 26 FC, 32 pages $3.99 Miniseries With one last gambit aboard the space station, Wascylewski finds himself ambushed by two more deadly xenomorphs that will stop at nothing until he's dead. The conclusion to Orc Stain creator James Stokoe's thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story! Aliens: Defiance Volume 2 TP Brian Wood (W), Stephen Thompson (A), Tony Brescini (A), Eduardo Francisco (A), Dan Jackson (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover) On sale Sept 13 FC, 152 pages $19.99 TP, 7" x 10" Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks is AWOL and on a mission to prove her mettle by eradicating the Alien species. She must battle with xenomorphs, fend off space pirates, and elude the insidious Weyland-Yutani corporation that wants their freighter back, all while facing rehabilitation from an old war injury. Collects Aliens: Defiance #7–#12. American Gods: Shadows #5 Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Scott Hampton (A/C), Glenn Fabry (Cover), and David Mack (Variant cover) On sale July 12 FC, 32 pages $3.99 Ongoing Strange things continue to plague Shadow and Wednesday as their mad American road trip takes them all the way to a surreal roadside attraction, the House on the Rock, where they encounter Mr. Nancy and the world's largest carousel! The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award–winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time! • A Starz TV show! "Russell's lyrical layouts bring Gaiman's visual, vivid prose to life like no other artist."—Comic Book Resources Angel Season 11 #7 Corinna Bechko (W), Zé Carlos (A), Michelle Madsen (C), Scott Fischer (Cover), and Stephanie Hans (Variant cover) On sale July 19 FC, 32 pages $3.99 Ongoing On a ship filled with zombies, pirates, and a plague of zombie-creating beetles, Angel is torn between saving his past evil self—to save his own future—and making sure that the ship he is on never reaches land. "If the past is haunting Angel, there's no telling where this story can go, but I'm eager to see where. The story is intriguing and the art top notch."—SciFiPulse Art of Over the Garden Wall HC & Ltd. Ed. HC Sean Edgar (W) and Patrick McHale (W) On sale Sept 13 FC, 184 pages $39.99 HC, 10" x 11" On sale Sept 13 FC, 184 pages $49.99 Ltd. Ed. HC, 10" x 11" Venture into the Unknown! A complete tour through the development and production of the hit animated miniseries Over the Garden Wall, this volume contains hundreds of pieces of concept art and sketches, and a comprehensive look at the show's breathtaking production art. Also includes commentary from creators Patrick McHale and Nick Cross, interviews with the cast and crew, and more! • Never-before-seen sketches and a comprehensive look at the production art behind the multiple-award-winning show! • Limited to 1, 000 copies Worldwide. The Art of Rick and Morty HC James Siciliano (W), Justin Roiland (P), James McDermott (P), Jason Boesch (P), Carlos Ortega (P), and Andrew DeLange (P) On sale Sept 12 FC, 224 pages $39.99 HC, 9" x 12" The animated science-fiction adventures seen in Rick and Morty are irreverent, shocking, and hilarious—from the cynical and rapid-fire one-liners to the grotesque and endearing character designs. Now, take a deep transdimensional dive into the creation of these many insane universes with The Art of Rick and Morty! • Exclusive never-before-seen concept and production art from the making of the hit animated series! Bankshot #2 (of 5) Alex de Campi (W), ChrisCross (A/Cover), and Snakebite Cortez (C) On sale July 26 FC, 32[...]