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DARK HORSE Presents NEW PROJECTS FROM CORINNA BECHKO, JAMES STOKOE, MAC WALTERS & MORE!

October 13, 2016

Dark Horse Comics celebrated thirty years of business by dominating New York Comic Con with a great first look at our publishing line! 

 

 

Below are new projects coming soon to bookstores and comic shops everywhere.  

To stay active with Dark Horse press all year, reply to this email. Otherwise, Dark Horse will see you next year! 

All the best,

Megan

 

Dark Horse to Adapt neil gaiman's American Gods Into Comic Book and Graphic Novel Format!

Originally published in 2001 by William Morrow and Headline, American Gods is a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel by Neil Gaiman (How to Talk to Girls at Parties, The Sandman). North American rights were acquired from Gaiman’s literary agent, Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House. American Gods is the latest Gaiman adaptation from Dark Horse, preceded by graphic novel adaptations of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Troll Bridge, Forbidden Brides, and many more.

Dark Horse tapped P. Craig Russell (The Sandman: The Dream Hunters)—who, having worked onCoraline and The Graveyard Book, is no stranger to adapting Neil Gaiman’s work—to adapt and co-write the comic series, while Scott Hampton (Hellboy,Batman) lends his illustrative skills to the complex world Gaiman created. Glenn Fabry (Preacher) and Adam Brown (Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens) create the hauntingly beautiful cover art.

Entertainment Weekly has more information!

Dark Horse Foresees a New Season of Angel

Buffy’s first love will receive a solo series and a “re-vamped” creative team in Angel Season 11. Corinna Bechko (Lara Croft, Star Wars: Legacy II) writes Season 11 while Geraldo Borges (Deadpool, Ghost) illustrates the series, and Michelle Madsen (BuffySeason 9, Angel & Faith Season 10) colors the issues. Scott Fischer (Angel & Faith Season 10, Buffy: The High School Years) and Jeff Dekal (Journey into Mystery, Dark Horse Presents) both created covers.

Bleeding Cool has the scoop on Angel's new adventure! 

Dark Horse and Fox to Release New Aliens: Dead Orbit Miniseries and Aliens: The Original Comics Series Vol. 2 Hardcover in April

In collaboration with 20th Century Fox and in honor of Alien Day 2017, Dark Horse is excited to announce its next development in the beloved Aliens franchise:Aliens: Dead Orbit. James Stokoe (Wonton Soup, Orc Stain) writes and illustrates the Aliens: Dead Orbitseries. Geof Darrow (The Shaolin Cowboy, The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot) will provide a variant cover for the first issue. Dark Horse will also releaseAliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2 in April 2017. Mark Verheiden (The Mask, Timecop) composed the stories while Den Beauvais (Aliens,Aliens: Countdown) and Sam Kieth (The Sandman,The Maxx) illustrated the interiors. Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2 collects Aliens: Nightmare Asylum #1–#4 and Aliens: Female War #1–#4, and includes cover art for all issues in a special oversized hardcover edition.

CBR sat down with James Stokoe to talk about the next Aliens installment! 

Dark Horse All-Stars Give Black Hammer the Super Treatment 

Jeff Lemire’s superhero comic series is getting the super treatment: Dark Horse is proud to announce thatBlack Hammer will have an oversized anthology issue in early 2017.

Black Hammer Giant-Sized Annual features an all-star slate of guest artists illustrating five stories by Jeff Lemire. Dustin Nguyen (The Authority, Batman: Streets of Gotham), Emi Lenox (Plutona, EmiTown), Nate Powell (March, Any Empire), Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Dept. H), Ray Fawkes (One Soul, The People Inside), and Dave Stewart (Fight Club 2, Black Hammer) bring Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Barbalien, and Madame Dragonfly to life.

Paste Magazine has all the information! 

Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer’s Calla Cthulhu and Dork! to Be Rereleased at Dark Horse 

Dark Horse proudly announces further collaborations with Eisner Award–winning creator Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden, Milk and Cheese) and Sarah Dyer (Beasts of Burden, Action Girl Comics). Dorkin and Dyer have been a major creative team in the comics industry for years, and Dark Horse is proud to present new projects with them. In 2017, Dark Horse will publish a trade paperback of Calla Cthulhu and a hardcover collection of Dork!

Newsarama spoke to Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer!

Dark Horse Celebrates Ten Years of Empowerment 

In honor of the tenth anniversary of Adam Warren’s breakout hit, Dark Horse is proud to announce the next installments in the Empowered series:Empowered and the Soldier of Love and EmpoweredVolume 10. Adam Warren (The Dirty Pair, Gen13) creates more adventures for Emp while Karla Diaz (Cute Sins, Coffee Shop) applies her magnificent artistic skills to the Soldier of Love miniseries.

COMICBOOK.COM has more details on the next installment in the Empowered franchise! 

The Legend of Korra Returns with Graphic NovelTurf Wars From Dark Horse Comics 

Dark Horse Comics will release the first volume in a brand-new The Legend of Korra graphic novel series,The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, in June 2017. This three-part graphic novel series is written by Nickelodeon TV series co-creator and executive producer Michael Dante DiMartino, drawn by Irene Koh (Batgirl, 1602, TMNT), with covers by Heather Campbell (Free Comic Book Day 2016: The Legend of Korra), and consultation by TV series co-creator and executive producer Bryan Konietzko.

Check out Entertainment Weekly for more details on the next Legend of Korra graphic novels! 

Dark Horse and BioWare to Have a "Massively Effective" 2017

After publishing a highly successful art book, ship replicas, and a line of comics based on the popularMass Effect franchise, Dark Horse is excited to announce the next phase in its partnership with BioWare: the Mass Effect: Andromeda program. TheAndromeda program is based on the highly anticipated game scheduled for release in 2017. Additionally, Dark Horse will offer new comics and a coloring book based on the 2014 Game of the Year,Dragon Age.

Visit IGN for more information. 

 

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