comiXology Sponsors C2E2 Artist Alley

ComiXology @ C2E2 2015

Limited edition comiXology Submit posters to be given away at C2E2 2015 in celebration of Artist Alley sponsorship

Poster features characters from Fabian Rangel Jr.’s comiXology Submit smash hit Doc Unknown as rendered by superstar creator Ted Naifeh

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Each day of the show features one of three different pulp color themes

April 21st, 2015 – New York, NY – ComiXology Submit is sponsoring Artist Alley at this weekend’s C2E2 convention, and to celebrate, comiXology is giving away special limited edition posters each day of the show from April 24th through April 26th at the McCormick Center in Chicago, IL. These posters feature Fabian Rangel Jr.’s comiXology Submit smash hit Doc Unknownas rendered by superstar creator Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, Princess Ugg) and are limited to 500 copies daily, with a new pulp color theme offered each day. Posters will be available first come, first served to those that stop by the comiXology Submit tables in Artist Alley where Rangel Jr. and Naifeh will be signing.

“ComiXology Submit empowers creators and cartoonists to get their work directly to fans across the world. Fabian’s runaway hit series Doc Unknown epitomizes that,” said John D. Roberts, comiXology co-founder and Director of Submit “We’re excited to have Ted Naifeh, who has long history of super successful creator-owned work, to do his take on Doc Unknown. I can’t wait until fans get their hands on these posters.”

In addition to the poster giveaway, comiXology will also be giving away t-shirts and Kindle Fire tablets at their panels and John D. Roberts will be doing portfolio reviews in Artist Alley.

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ComiXology Submit, comiXology’s digital self-publishing portal, enables comic creators and cartoonists the ability to easily reach comiXology’s global audience of comic, graphic novel, and manga fans.

Those interested in submitting work to comiXology Submit should visit submit.comixology.com. Once the work is uploaded and approved, comiXology transforms the work with its immersive Guided View reading technology and makes it available across comiXology’s cloud-based digital comics platform. “Submitters” and comiXology split profits equally with submitters maintaining full ownership of their work.

Comic book, graphic novel, and manga fans interested in finding works available through comiXology Submit can visit here.

See below for all the details of comiXology’s location and events at this weekend’s C2E2:

comiXology Artist Alley Tables:  Table # T2 – T6

Portfolio Reviews with John D. Roberts:  2-3 PM CST on Friday April 24th & Saturday, April 26th

Panels:

ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
Room S405a
Date: Fri. April 24
Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with breakout Submit creators Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics), Enrica Jang (Red Stylo Media) and Fabian Rangel, Jr. (Doc Unknown) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit and reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom!

Comics: Where to Begin?
Room S405a
Date: Sun. April 26
Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Join comiXology’s marketing maven Chip Mosher, with The comiXologist Podcast hosts Matt Kolowski and Kara Szamborski, along with our comics industry special guests Nick Barrucci (Publisher of Dynamite Comics) and Stephanie Cooke (Talking Comics podcast) as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics!

About comiXology
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris.

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ReedPOP Announces Full Judges Panel for 2nd Annual C2E2 Cosplay Championships!

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REEDPOP ANNOUNCES FULL JUDGES PANEL FOR SECOND ANNUAL CROWN CHAMPIONSHIPS OF COSPLAY COMPETITION AT C2E2

Ann Foley, Neville Page and Ivy DoomKitty to Oversee largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the United States — Deadline to Enter March 20

Norwalk, CT – March 17, 2015 – ReedPOP, the leading producer of pop culture events, today announced the official judges panel for the second annual C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, the largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the United States. From the costume designer of hit Marvel series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Ann Foley, esteemed film and television creature and concept designer Neville Page and recent “Heroes of Cosplay” guest judge Ivy Doomkitty, the judges will screen the competitors and crown the world cosplay champion. Veterans and newcomers of the cosplay circuit will battle it out for over $10,000 in cash and prizes as well as ultimate bragging rights. The final deadline to enter the competition is Friday, March 20.

“We are thrilled to have Ann, Neville and Ivy as our judges for this year’s Crown Championships of Cosplay competition,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “All three individuals bring their own unique experiences to the panel and their combined expertise will determine the ultimate cosplayer in front of thousands of fans in Chicago and livestream viewers from around the world.”

About the Judges

  • Ann Foley: Foley is an accomplished Costume Designer whose work can be seen weekly on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Foley’s innovative and character specific designs for “S.H.I.E.L.D.” have landed her on the “Top Costumes of the Year” list from Clothes on Film as well as a place in FIDM’s prestigious 8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition.
  • Neville Page: Neville is a film and television creature and concept designer with clients including Jakks Pacific Toys, Mattel Toys, Nike, Universal Studios’ “Men in Black”-The Ride; and the feature films “Minority Report,” “Planet of the Apes”, “X-Men 2 & 3”, James Cameron’s “Avatar”, Zach Snyder’s “The Watchmen”, JJ Abram’s “Star Trek”, and Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”. In addition to his teaching career, TV appearances, his film and photography work, Neville is currently involved as a design consultant for the entertainment, toy, and automotive industries.
  • Ivy Doomkitty: Ivy is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Artist, Gamer, and Figure Model for comic book artist/writer, Frank Cho, based in Los Angeles. Ivy had been attending conventions for many years, before deciding to show her fandom and creativity through cosplay. Ivy was recently featured as a guest judge on several episodes of the Syfy Original Series, “Heroes of Cosplay”.

Thousands of C2E2 Fans will watch in person in Chicago while fans from around the world will tune in via the official C2E2 Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers as they vie for the crown. The fun-filled competition celebrates and showcases the spectacle, pageantry, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world.  All entries must represent a character or element from Comic Books, Movies & Television, Video Games or Anime & Fantasy. Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM CDT. Fans can register at http://www.c2e2.com/Events/Events-A-H/C2E2-Crown-Championships-of-Cosplay/.

C2E2 takes place April 24–26, 2015 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.C2E2.com.

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ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, Shanghai Comic Convention and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)

*C2E2: THE OCCULTIST RETURNS! *

*C2E2: THE OCCULTIST RETURNS! *

*It’s Harry Potter meets Trainspotting from Tim Seeley & Mike Norton!*

APRIL 28, CHICAGO, IL Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce that Tim
Seeley (*Hack/Slash*) is returning with his rare mix of humor and horror in
the supernatural superhero series *The Occultist*!****

With acclaimed artist Mike Norton (*Battlepug*,* The Answer!*) on interior
art and cover art by Steve Morris (*Serenity*,* Angel & Faith*), *The
Occultist *will return this fall in the follow-up to its hugely successful
2011 miniseries!  ****

When the Sword, a mysterious book of powerful spells, binds itself to him,
the fact that Rob’s life has been falling apart doesn;t seem like such a
big deal. To survive, Rob must learn to control the books unpredictable
magic, while his life slips even further out of control . . .****

An evil witch doctor wants the Sword to reject Rob, now known as the
Occultist, by deciding that he is a bad host in the ongoing war against the
realm of the dead. The solution lies in a Catholic schoolgirl who dabbles
in death for a quick high.****

Praise for *The Occultist*: ****

The Occultist* is a comic you should be checking out . . . If you want
more of a magically fun and yet grounded character tale then put your money
in to support this. — Comic Book Resources****

On sale October 2 in comic shops everywhere! ****

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*About Dark Horse Comics ***

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a
solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique
storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry
giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly
atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing
comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman,
Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics
legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has
developed its own successful properties, including *The Mask*, *Ghost,* *
Timecop*, and *SpyBoy*. Its successful line of comics and products based on
popular properties includes *Star Wars*, *Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire
Slayer*, *Aliens*, *Conan*, *Emily the Strange*, Tim Burton�fs Tragic Toys
for Girls and Boys, *Serenity*, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the
largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one
of the world�fs leading publishers of both creator-owned content and
licensed comics material.****

*C2E2: GISCHLER & FERREYRA BEGIN WITCH HUNT!*

*C2E2: GISCHLER & FERREYRA BEGIN WITCH HUNT!*

*A fantastic tale of dark fantasy with a noir edge!***

APRIL 28, CHICAGO, IL From the minds of Victor Gischler (*Punisher MAX*, *
X-Men*) and Juan Ferreyra* *(*Colder*, *Rex Mundi*) comes a new horror
series: *Witch Hunt*!****

Readers who crave a mix of horror and action will want to pick up *Witch
Hunt*. Juan is going to murder your face with his art, quipped writer
Victor Gischler. I’m just so thrilled with his work, and Dark Horse is the
perfect publisher for this project. So much support and enthusiasm. I can’t
thank Dark Horse enough, and I can�ft wait for this project to hit shelves!
****

Cassian Steele is boss of the werewolf mafia in the Big Easy, and he’s got
a problem. The old witch Verona, who knows his secret, has gone into
hiding. Cassian wants her dead. So he sends out the word: an open contract.
The first monster to dust Verona gets a big payday. ****

Werewolf mobsters, vampire maids, voodoo wizards, zombie ninjas, and even a
rogue priest show up to try to collect the bounty. What they don’t realize
is that Barnabus Black, a demon desperately trying to regain his halo, is
her protection.****

Victor came up with a very interesting story for me to draw. I was able to
portray a varied array of weird stuff, which makes the book a really fun
ride visually. So if you like werewolves, angels, demons, witches, zombies,
ninjas, vampires, etc., you might find something to your liking, added
artist Juan Ferreyra. ****

For more information, check out the exclusive interview with Juan & Victore
on Bloody Disgusting<http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3230468/exclusive-interview-gischler-ferreyra-launch-werewolf-manhunt-in-witch-hunt/>!
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*Witch Hunt* #1 is on sale September 18 in comic shops everywhere!

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*About Dark Horse Comics ***

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a
solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique
storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry
giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly
atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing
comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman,
Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics
legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has
developed its own successful properties, including *The Mask*, *Ghost,* *
Timecop*, and *SpyBoy*. Its successful line of comics and products based on
popular properties includes *Star Wars*, *Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire
Slayer*, *Aliens*, *Conan*, *Emily the Strange*, Tim Burton�fs Tragic Toys
for Girls and Boys, *Serenity*, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the
largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one
of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and
licensed comics material.****

C2E2: HELLBOY GETS ITTY BITTY!

C2E2:  HELLBOY GETS ITTY BITTY!

Aw Yeah Comics and Tiny Titans creators Art Baltazar and

Franco Aureliani take on Mike Mignola’s cast of characters in a

brand-new all-ages title!

CHICAGO, IL, APRIL 28–Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani have created quite a stir with their work on some of the most fun and ageless comics of all time. They won an Eisner for Tiny Titans, their treatment of DC Comics’ Teen Titans, and their recent Kickstarter campaign for their Aw Yeah Comics series surpassed its goal in record time.

Now, this dynamic duo takes on Dark Horse’s best-known character, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, in an all-new comics series, Itty Bitty Hellboy!

A ghost named Rasputin has been spotted. And Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. are going to find out what’s he up to. Who is Hellboy, anyway? Why does he have such a big hand, and what is it used for? Who’s weirder, he or his friends? What is the B.P.R.D.? And what does chicken soup have to do with all of it? All this and more will be answered in the debut issue, where BIG things happen to Itty Bitty Hellboy!

“Itty Bitty HELLBOY! WOW! Such awesomeness! I haven’t screamed so much AW YEAH SHOUTOUTS in all my life! It is truly an honor to be the next creative team to add to the HELLBOY saga! I have been a fan of Mike Mignola since Hellboy’s early days at Dark Horse LEGENDS! It’s true. Can’t wait! Itty Bitty has never been so HUGE! AW YEAH HELLBOY!” said Art Baltazar, famous cartoonist.

“We get to work on HELLBOY? HELL YEAH!” exclaimed Franco Aureliani. “One of the most iconic characters in all of comics, and we get to bring our own style and story to it! Truly a dream come true! We’re big fans! Itty Bitty Hellboy is going to be a lot of fun . . . and we get to actually say HELL(BOY)!”

“Given the recent developments in Hellboy’s life—falling in love, discovering that he’s the rightful king of England, having his heart torn out and dropped into hell—this is clearly the next logical step in his evolution,” said Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

For more information, check out the exclusive interview with Art & Franco on Nerdist News!

Itty Bitty Hellboy #1 arrives on shelves at your local comic shop on August 28!

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C2E2: ELFQUEST Comes To Dark Horse!

ELFQUEST COMES TO DARK HORSE!

  Elfquest: The Final Quest to launch comprehensive publishing program for all-new and existing material in the fall of 2013!

 APRIL 27, CHICAGO, IL –  Dark Horse kicked off C2E2 in style, with what is sure to be some of the biggest news of the weekend. Attendees of the Diamond Retailers Summit were the first to hear the publisher’s announcement of an all-new series in one of comics’ most storied worlds!

For generations, the Wolfriders sought a safe haven. Now, in the Palace of the High Ones, they have found it. But with security, the elves lose the skills that made them superb survivors in a harsh world. Elfquest: The Final Quest poses dire questions: Who stays? Who goes back to the forest? And what grim price will the Wolfriders pay?

“Dark Horse is a company I’ve admired ever since it sprang on the scene in the 1980s. Somehow, as large as they’ve grown, they’ve retained an independent spirit that Richard and I totally identify with. The quality of their offerings is legendary and I’m extremely happy that Elfquest is part of their lineup,” said Elfquest cocreator Wendy Pini.
“Mike Richardson and Dark Horse come from the same publishing DNA as our own company, Warp Graphics, and he retains that gut-deep love of getting comics out into the world. We’re jazzed at all the plans, both traditional and new, they have for Elfquest,” added Elfquest editor and cocreator Richard Pini.

“I’ve known Richard from our very first year and read Elfquest from its inception. I’ve also pursued him and Wendy for nearly as long as Dark Horse has existed. Elfquest has been a lifetime project for Wendy and it is one of comics’ great epics. I am extremely proud to bring their wonderful book to Dark Horse and particularly excited to see what is in store for us over the next three years,” Dark Horse President Mike Richardson continued.

In celebration of the thirty-fifthanniversary of Wendy and Richard Pini’s cult comics classic, Dark Horse proudly welcomes the Wolfriders, the Sun Folk, the Gliders, the Go-Backs, and the High Ones to its own rich history!

The first release will be the prologue to an all-new fantasy epic, Elfquest: The Final Quest, arriving in the fall of 2013! Following that, Dark Horse will release this new story alongside all-new editions of the previously published material from this best-loved series! Look for more details shortly

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C2E2: Dark Horse Deluxe Announces POWERS Product Line

DARK HORSE DELUXE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES

A NEW LINE OF COLLECTIBLES BASED ON

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND

MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S POWERS!

 APRIL 27, CHICAGO, IL–Dark Horse Deluxe, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, has licensed rights to create figures based on Powers, a long-running creator-owned series of comics and graphic novels by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming.

Projects include a limited-edition statue of Retro Girl, a central figure in the first Powers story arc, and a boxed set of vinyl figures of the series’ ongoing principal characters.

Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir, and police procedural, Powers follows the lives and cases of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, who are referred to as “powers.”

“We have been very particular about merchandising Powers over the years, because I wanted to make sure it was the highest-quality merchandise we could offer,” said Brian Michael Bendis. “I am a giant fan of Dark Horse and the care they give their merchandising. I am very excited about this partnership.”

“We feel that Powers is one of the best graphic-story treatments of the modern era,” Dark Horse Product Development Vice President David Scroggy remarked. “We are delighted to bring these characters forward. Brian Bendis is a master of story construction and dialogue, making him one of today’s most widely read comics writers, and Michael Oeming’s unique art style is one of the most individual in the field. Capturing their creative vision is a challenge we appreciate, and we couldn’t be more excited to work directly with these two talents in making that happen.”

The Retro Girl statue will be sculpted by Tony Cipriano, who has created many popular superhero-themed collectible statues for a variety of companies. Michael Avon Oeming, working in concert with Bendis and Dark Horse, created special art for the statue, which will be used as control art during sculpting. The statue will capture the stylized nature of the graphic art, while anchoring the figure in realism.

“To see your work translated into sculpture is always scary, but I’m very excited to be working with the amazing Tony,” Oeming stated.

Dark Horse also plans a boxed set of four-to-five-inch vinyl figures, which will include protagonists Walker and Pilgrim as centerpieces of the ensemble.

Both projects are slated for release in the fourth quarter of 2013. The prototypes will be shown to the trade and the public for the first time as part of the product display in the Dark Horse booth at San Diego Comic-Con in July.

 Retail prices and edition sizes are to be determined.

 For more information, check out design sketches and an exclusive interview with Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Oeming on Nerdist News
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Powers is © Jinxworld, Inc. Dark Horse Deluxe, a division of Dark Horse Comics, produces high-quality collectible merchandise.

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C2E2: Dark Horse Announces HALO Comics!

 A NEW ERA OF HALO® COMICS BEGINS AT

DARK HORSE!

 

One of the most iconic video game franchises in history comes to the number-one publisher of licensed comics!

 

CHICAGO, IL, APRIL 26–Dark Horse continues in the tradition of bringing only the biggest and best characters and story lines to comics with the announcement of the Halo: Initiation miniseries, launching in August! This exciting new miniseries will be written by Halo 4 writer and comics veteran Brian Reed, with art by Marco Castiello (Secret Invasion: Front Line, Star Wars: Purge)!

 

Before she was a supersoldier defending humanity as part of the Spartan-IV program, Sarah Palmer was an ODST—Orbital Drop Shock Trooper—carrying out the most dangerous missions behind enemy lines! See how she became the first Spartan-IV commander in this must-read series for fans of Halo 4 and the Halo franchise!

 

“A rich science fiction universe driven by compelling characters, Halo has all the makings for show-stopping comics, ” said Dave Marshall, Dark Horse Editor. “In Initiation, Brian and Marco are delivering an action-packed thrill-ride with a beating heart of authentic human drama.”

 

“It’s really exciting to work with Dark Horse in continuing the Halo story in comics. After Halo 4 and Spartan Ops, fans wanted to know more about the origins of the Spartan-IV program and Sarah Palmer in particular. So it’s great fun to be able to grant those wishes with a partner like Dark Horse,” said writer Brian Reed.

For an exclusive look at an interior page, check out Wired

Look for Halo: Initiation #1 on sale in comic shops everywhere on August 14!

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About “Halo”

The “Halo” franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has since inspired multiple New York Times bestselling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.

 Published by Microsoft Studios, the “Halo” franchise of games is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. To date, more than 50 million copies of “Halo” games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 5 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox LIVE.

 About 343 Industries

343 Industries is the publisher and developer of the blockbuster “Halo” series of videogames and, as part of Microsoft Studios, oversees the “Halo” franchise, including novels, comics, licensed collectibles, apparel and more. 343 Industries is home to world-class developers working on the Reclaimer Saga, which launched with the arrival of “Halo 4” on Nov. 6, 2012, exclusively on Xbox 360.

 About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Halo, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.