EVANIER AND ARAGONÉS DELIVER GROO: FRIENDS AND FOES!
from Bill, October 14th, 2014 9:14 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

New ongoing Groo series coming in 2015!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY—In time for New York Comic Con, Dark Horse announces a new ongoing Groo series brought to you by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier.

Each month of this yearlong series, Groo and his faithful pooch, Rufferto, encounter a different acquaintance—or enemy—with the usual dire consequences!

In issue #1, Groo crosses paths with Captain Ahax, the seaman with the world record for most ships sunk by the all-time stupidest character in comics.

Eisner-winning letterer Stan Sakai and colorist Tom Luth round out this all-star team.

Groo: Friends and Foes #1 is on sale January 21, 2015. Preorder your copy today.


Praise for Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier’s Groo:

“[Aragonés’s] style is so established, cartoony, and consistent that there’s never a doubt that you’ll get anything but pure magic out of him.”—Multiversity Comics

“Longtime Groo fans will find a lot to love here.”—Newsarama

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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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, 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.

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DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH MISTER X: RAZED!
from Bill, October 14th, 2014 9:12 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

Visionary creator Dean Motter returns with a new masterpiece of retrofuturism!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY—Dark Horse announces the next series from visionary artist and designer Dean Motter: Mister X: Razed.

The intrigue in Radiant City never sleeps in this tale that is both Christmas story and murder mystery. With the start of a new series, Mister X: Razed serves as a great jumping-on point for new readers!

Radiant City is a metropolis as mysterious as its alleged creator—Mister X. The architecture that should’ve improved the city has left it cursed. Now, Mister X must watch over the City of Dreams turned City of Nightmares, keeping vigil during a holiday season that’s anything but jolly.

Mister X: Razed #1 is on sale February 25, 2015. Preorder your copy today.


Praise for Dean Motter’s Mister X:

“A visual treat for those that remember a time that never was.”—Ain’t It Cool News

“Motter has created his own off-beat, stylized cityscape, and even when it engages with contemporary culture it does so in its own unique way.”⎯ Comic Book Resources

“This is a fun story. Through his writing and illustration, Motter weaves together a Dick Tracy/Dark City type comic, combining excellent noir fiction with a morose, retro-futuristic feel.”—Geeks of Doom

“Sexy, scary and funny, compelling and visually astounding.”—Now Read This!

“It’s unlike anything else on the shelf right now—and if you happen to spot something that is, it’s probably because Motter’s work influenced it.”—IGN

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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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, 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.

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DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH ‘THE COMPLETE PISTOLWHIP’!
from Bill, October 14th, 2014 9:07 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

Kindt and Hall go on a crime spree!

NEW YORK, NY—From Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, PastAways) and Jason Hall (Beware the Creeper) comes the complete collection of intricate mystery stories perfect for any fan of crime fiction.

Named one of Time magazine’s top ten comics of 2001, the breakout graphic novel series from Matt Kindt and Jason Hall returns with a deluxe edition collecting every Pistolwhip story, in color for the first time.

The edition includes the two Pistolwhip books for the first time in hardcover, along with the Mephisto and the Empty Box one-shot and a story from Dark Horse Maverick: Happy Endings. Thrill to the twisty, interconnected tales of Mitch Pistolwhip, Charlie Minks, Jack Peril, Captain January, the Human Pretzel, and a monkey!

Matt Kindt fans should also mark their calendars for the release of Kindt’s 2 Sisters, coming in September 2015.

The Complete Pistolwhip is in stores April 15, 2015, from Dark Horse Comics. Preorder your copy today!

Praise for Matt Kindt:

“[Kindt displays a] mastery of visual storytelling: although using little dialogue, the narrative, with its multiple story lines, fractured chronology and plot twists, remains strong and clear.”—Publishers Weekly

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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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, 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.

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CCP GAMES AND DARK HORSE COMICS ENLIST BRIAN WOOD FOR EVE: VALKYRIE
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:55 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

NEW YORK, NY—As announced on Dark Horse’s Powered By Creators panel at New York Comic Con, Brian Wood will be penning a brand-new miniseries based on EVE: Valkyrie, the critically acclaimed video game in development by CCP Games.

With art by Eduardo Francisco, this tale will tell the origin story of pilot Rán and the rise of the Valkyrie.

In development at CCP’s Newcastle studio, EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in the EVEuniverse that uses virtual reality to give players the sense of being real pilots in EVE Online spaceships. It is based on the EVE-VR tech demo that won several major awards at E3 2013.

CCP Games, a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to deliver amazing books as epic as the online universe from which they are spawned: EVE: True StoriesEVE: Source, and EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden.

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory, and adventure in a single universe.

Eve: Valkyrie #1 is on sale June 3, 2015. Preorder your copy today!

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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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, 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.

About CCP
CCP is a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe.  Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

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ART AND FRANCO PEN TALE OF TROPICAL EPICNESS!
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:19 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

Aw yeah tiki time!

NEW YORK, NY—From the multiple-Eisner-winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy, Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures) comes a wild, all-ages tale of Grimmiss Island!

The Volcano Goddess threatens the Mama Woogees’ tiny island! What can their creation Grimmiss do to stop this terror? Between an eye exam, a tough lesson in love, and stopping the Tiki Monoliths, there are lots of things for a little guy with a skull head to do! Tropical drinks not included.

Itty Bitty Comics: Grimmiss Island #1 (of 4) is on sale March 11, 2015, from Dark Horse Comics. Preorder your copy today.

Praise for Art and Franco:

“Art and Franco need to take on every property in comics.”—Comic Vine

“Art and Franco make the world a better place.”—Following the Nerd

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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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, 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.

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ARCHIE MEETS PREDATOR
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:17 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics team up for a bloodbath in Riverdale!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY—America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics are proud to bring you spring 2015’s hottest crossover: Archie Meets Predator.

With writer Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Lady Zorro, Smoke/Ashes) at the helm, with artist Fernando Ruiz, things are going to get wild quick.

“In the grand tradition of Archie Meets the Punisher and Archie Meets Kiss, we’re unbelievably excited to partner with Dark Horse to show what happens when the Predator comes to Riverdale,” said Archie Comics publisher/co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “It’s going to be a surprising, energetic, and must-read series, and we’re so glad Alex de Campi and Fernando Ruiz are joining forces to tell this off-the-wall story.”

Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for spring break, where party and beach games soon get replaced by the most dangerous game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?

Archie Meets Predator #1 is on sale April 2015. Preorder your copy today! 

Praise for Alex de Campi:

“This is a flat out insane comic book. All that ridiculous violence and mayhem that de Campi writes is brought to bloody life in a spectacular fashion.”—IGN

“Alex de Campi’s writing puts you in the story immediately.”—Comic Bastards

“Writer Alex de Campi understands the core appeal of grindhouse cinema: cheap laughs, over the top characters, gore, and stellar creatures.”—Bloody Disgusting

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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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, 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.

About Archie Comics
Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Afterlife With Archie, The Fox, The New Crusaders, The Shield, Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music.

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ERIC POWELL’S ‘THE GOON: ONCE UPON A HARD TIME’!
from Bill, October 13th, 2014 2:15 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

Celebrating 15 years of The Goon!

NEW YORK, NY—Created by Eisner Award winner Eric Powell (Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities, Chimichanga), The Goon is set to take 2015 by storm!

Once upon a Hard Time is a climactic miniseries that has major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast. If you’re a Goon fan, you can’t miss this.

After the tragic events of Occasion of Revenge, the witch coven believes that control of the unnamed town will soon be in their grasp and the Goon’s tragic soul will contribute to the curse that increases their power. But has their plot destroyed the Goon or created a monster too savage for them to withstand?

The Goon: Once upon a Hard Time #1 is on sale February 4, 2015, from Dark Horse Comics. Preorder your copy today!

Also Available:

The Goon Volume 14: Occasion of Revenge Book 1

The Goon: For Want of Whiskey and Blood 

Praise for Eric Powell’s The Goon:

“Powell’s story is sweet when it needs to be, warm and touching when it wants to be, and brutal and gruesome when it has to be.”—Bloody Disgusting

“There is no match for this comic in look or content.”—Comic Bastards

“There aren’t many characters like the Goon in comics and there aren’t many creators as unique and enjoyable as Eric Powell.”—IGN

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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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, 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 materia

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#NYCC: WAY AND PROCTOR RELEASE THE COMPLETE GUN THEORY!
from Bill, October 11th, 2014 9:46 am, comic book, nycc 2014

There is more to fear from an empty heart than from a loaded gun.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY—From superstar writer Daniel Way (Deadpool, Wolverine: Origins) and artist Jon Proctor comes the long-awaited complete Gun Theory.

Everyone who’s laid eyes on Harvey is dead. That’s because Harvey is a hired killer whose victims never see him until it’s too late. Through years of practice, Harvey’s appearance and demeanor have become so devoid of humanity that he has become invisible. Unknowable. Untouchable. Until Harvey meets a woman who, strangely, can see him.

The Gun Theory hardcover is on sale September 30, 2015, from Dark Horse Comics. Preorder your copy today!

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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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, 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.

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CATES AND RAHAL TEAM UP FOR NEW ONGOING – ‘PAYBACKS’!
from Bill, October 9th, 2014 12:48 pm, comic book, NYCC 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY—Spinning out of the pages of Buzzkill comes The Paybacks—a wildly entertaining ongoing series from Buzzkill co-creators Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal (Hunter Quaid).

With Geof Shaw returning for art duties and Lauren Affe on colors, The Paybacks takes on hard issues with humor and will keep you coming back for more!

Having trouble paying off your superhero loan? Behind on payments for your invisible jet or suit of armor? Have no fear! Our skilled repossession team, the Paybacks, will help you transition into a new life of service to pay off your superdebt! That is, if you survive the experience…

The Paybacks is set to debut in September 2015, from Dark Horse Comics. Preorder your copy today!

Donny Cates’s latest ongoing series, The Ghost Fleet, launches November 5, 2014.

Praise for Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal’s Paybacks:

“I think my favorite thing about the book is that Knight Night doesn’t ride the unicorn. Like, I think that is genius.”—Gerard Way

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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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, 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.

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#NYCC: DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES DAVID MACK’S KABUKI LIBRARY!
from Bill, October 9th, 2014 11:42 am, comic book, nycc, NYCC 2014

DARK HORSE ANUNCES DAVID MACK’S KABUKI LIBRARY

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY—Celebrating 20 years of Kabuki, Dark Horse and David Mack(Reflections, Dream Logic, Shy Creatures) are proud to announce the first volume collecting the entire critically acclaimed Kabuki series in large oversize library editions.

This edition collects the first two original Kabuki volumes: Circle of Blood and Dreams. The origin, the foundation of the story…The very beginning of the acclaimed series created by David Mack.

Featuring a total of eleven separate issues and collected with loads of extras, this is the book that fans of Mack and Kabuki have been waiting for and the perfect book for brand-new Kabuki readers to begin with.

Boasting a whopping 400 pages at $39.99, Kabuki Library Volume 1 is a must-have for any collector’s shelf. Extra features include the Kabuki drawings from Brian Michael Bendis, introductions by Jim Steranko and Bendis, and more.

Kabuki Library Volume 1 is on sale July 8, 2015. Preorder your copy today!

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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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, 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.

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