DARK HORSE AND NAUGHTY DOG JOIN FORCES FOR THE ART OF THE UNCHARTED TRILOGY
from Bill, January 24th, 2015 12:54 pm, comic book, Gaming

GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE FIRST THREE UNCHARTED GAMES THIS APRIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Hot off the success of The Art of The Last of Us and The Art of Naughty Dog, Dark Horse Comics and Naughty Dog are launching The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy in April 2015.

A breathtaking, comprehensive exploration into the critically acclaimed UNCHARTED™ video game franchise, The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy offers a detailed look at the art of one of the most exciting game series of this generation. Filled with never-before-seen art from Naughty Dog spanning UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune™, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves™, and UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception™, with insightful commentary from the games’ creators, this epic volume is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of UNCHARTED history.

“With each UNCHARTED game we make we strive to set a new bar for video game art, design, and tech,” said Erick Pangilinan, art director at Naughty Dog. “This book is an inside look at our creative process, the technology, and the artistry that goes into making Nathan Drake’s adventures come to life. Fans of the series and art in general will find many hidden treasures in this book.”

Available in April, The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy retails for $39.99 and can be preordered now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

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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 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.

UNCHARTED, UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, and UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

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CREATORS AND CRITICS AGREE: EI8HT IS A HIT!
from Bill, January 24th, 2015 12:50 pm, comic book

THE VERDICT IS IN: THE TRIP TO THE MELD IS ASTONISHING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Creators and critics agree: Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson’s EI8HT #1 is one of the must-read comics of the year!

Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where Joshua, a chrononaut, finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him, he can’t count on anything but his heart and a stranger’s voice to guide him to his destiny.

Read what creators and critics are saying about EI8HT #1, then head to your local retailer and preorder your copy now!

EI8HT #1 (DEC140095)
Rafael Albuquerque (W/A/Cover) and Mike Johnson (W)
On sale Feb 18 (FOC 1/26/2015)
FC, 32 pages
$3.50

Advance praise for EI8HT #1:

“Snappy dialogue, eye-catching scenery and a mystery as deep as twenty-two pages can accommodate.”—Comic Book Resources

EI8HT #1 is a pretty damn near ideal first issue.”—Comics Bulletin

“A beautiful and intriguing first issue! Don’t miss it!”—Kurt Busiek

“Really gorgeous book!”—Cameron Stewart

“[EI8HT is] really amazing. The art is fantastic.”—Jeff Lemire

EI8HT . . . is smart and stunning work. One of the most visually captivating books in years. Find a copy.”—Rick Remender

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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 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 ANNOUNCES THE ART OF SATOSHI KON
from Bill, January 24th, 2015 12:41 pm, Anime/Manga News, comic book, Japan

REMEMBERING A MASTER OF ANIME FILMMAKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—This August, Dark Horse remembers an animation legend and his works with The Art of Satoshi Kon.

A director who blazed a brilliant animation career before his tragic passing in 2010, Kon is immortalized in this special hardcover volume that covers the whole of his incredible career. Encompassing everything from illustrations for his movies Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, and Paprika and his television series Paranoia Agent, to his manga, commercial art, and more, The Art of Satoshi Kon is an oversized, 136-page tribute to a master of anime filmmaking.

Including a special appreciation from Darren Aronofsky, The Art of Satoshi Kon celebrates a lifetime of Kon’s work, including several little-known and incomplete projects.

The Art of Satoshi Kon retails for $29.99 and can be preordered from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

Also available: Satoshi Kon’s: Opus Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

Available for Preorder: Seraphim: 266613336 Wings Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

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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 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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THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA IS DIAMOND’S #1 BOOK FOR 2014!
from Bill, January 21st, 2015 9:33 pm, comic book, Entertainment, Gaming

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA IS DIAMOND’S #1 BOOK FOR 2014!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics has secured its place in video-game-art history with The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia™, which charted as the number-one best-selling book at Diamond Comic Distributors for 2014!

Additionally, Dark Horse Comics’ The Sakai Project, which celebrates thirty years of Stan Sakai’s marvelous samurai-rabbit saga Usagi Yojimbo, charted as the sixth-best-selling book of 2014.

In February 2013, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia soared to the top of the Nielsen BookScan charts, making it the number-one book in America. The book also reached number one on the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller lists. Dark Horse announced a record print run, and the number continues to grow as The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia dominates orders in the UK, China, Italy, Spain, and Canada.

This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong™, Mario™, and The Legend of Zelda™, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link™’s adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creative team of The Legend of Zelda manga—Akira Himekawa!

Praise for The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia:

“Perfect for Zelda fans and appealing to gaming historians, Zelda: Hyrule Historia is a shelf worthy piece of non-fiction about a great fiction.”—Newsarama

“With the full gamut of chronology on full display and a nearly ridiculous amount of history and artwork to sift through, this collection is huge . . . It’s also well worth it, as this guide is the only one in its existence that could gather so many facts about such a beloved series and make it as terrific looking as it is.”—EGM Now

“Hyrule Historia fulfills on its premise: a history of Hyrule, the wonderful, legendary world we’ve been falling in love with again and again since 1987. If you’re looking for the latest collector’s piece to celebrate your love for the franchise, look no further: Hyrule Historia is it.”—IGN

Look for this highly sought-after release at your local comic shop or bookstore today! Order online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Things From Another World!

Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., is the largest comic book distributor serving North America.

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 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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CELEBRATE BUFFY’S BIRTHDAY WITH DARK HORSE DIGITAL MEGABUNDLE
from Bill, January 17th, 2015 12:26 pm, comic book

DARK HORSE DIGITAL TO RELEASE BUFFY MEGABUNDLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Legendary Vampire Slayer Buffy Summers turns thirty-four this year, and Dark Horse Digital has something special planned for the Slayer’s birthday.

Starting today, all digital issues of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Season 9, and Season 10 will be available for the must-read price of $0.99 each. And for those hoping for a truly incredible birthday bash, Dark Horse Digital is pleased to offer the Buffy Birthday Megabundle for $150—featuring every single Buffy digital comic to date!

Representing over $500 of value and nearly 200 titles, the Buffy Birthday Megabundle includes digital copies of:

  • All of Season 8 (including one-shots), Season 9, and Season 10
  • Angel & Faith Season 9 and Season 10
  • Buffy classics
  • Angel
  • Spike
  • Willow

Much like Buffy’s birthday, this special Dark Horse Digital sale only lasts for a limited time. Fans have until Monday, January 19, at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the Slayer’s big day—and then it’s gone!

Check out the special $0.99 sale and the Buffy Birthday Megabundle on Dark Horse Digital, both available now!

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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 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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UNOFFICIAL HATSUNE MIX HITS #1 ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
from Bill, January 17th, 2015 12:24 pm, Comic Nation, Japan

THE SYNTHESIZER SUPERSTAR RISES TO THE TOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid lead of Dark Horse Comics’ Unofficial Hatsune Mix, has risen in the charts to the number-one spot on the New York Times manga top-ten list!

Following the adventures of global cybercelebrity Miku, Unofficial Hatsune Mix is an omnibus manga by the character’s original illustrator, KEI, detailing the musical stylings and misadventures of Miku and fellow Vocaloids Rin, Len, Luka, and more—all in beautiful black-and-white and incredible color! Miku has appeared in ads from Toyota USA and Domino’s and has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Discover why Miku is a worldwide sensation! The second printing of Unofficial Hatsune Mix is currently available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, and comic shops.

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THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA IS DIAMOND’S #1 BOOK FOR 2014!
from Bill, January 17th, 2015 12:20 pm, comic book, Gaming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics has secured its place in video-game-art history with The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia™, which charted as the number-one best-selling book at Diamond Comic Distributors for 2014!

Additionally, Dark Horse Comics’ The Sakai Project, which celebrates thirty years of Stan Sakai’s marvelous samurai-rabbit saga Usagi Yojimbo, charted as the sixth-best-selling book of 2014.

In February 2013, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia soared to the top of the Nielsen BookScan charts, making it the number-one book in America. The book also reached number one on the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller lists. Dark Horse announced a record print run, and the number continues to grow as The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia dominates orders in the UK, China, Italy, Spain, and Canada.

This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong™, Mario™, and The Legend of Zelda™, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link™’s adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creative team of The Legend of Zelda manga—Akira Himekawa!

Praise for The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia:

“Perfect for Zelda fans and appealing to gaming historians, Zelda: Hyrule Historia is a shelf worthy piece of non-fiction about a great fiction.”—Newsarama

“With the full gamut of chronology on full display and a nearly ridiculous amount of history and artwork to sift through, this collection is huge . . . It’s also well worth it, as this guide is the only one in its existence that could gather so many facts about such a beloved series and make it as terrific looking as it is.”—EGM Now

“Hyrule Historia fulfills on its premise: a history of Hyrule, the wonderful, legendary world we’ve been falling in love with again and again since 1987. If you’re looking for the latest collector’s piece to celebrate your love for the franchise, look no further: Hyrule Historia is it.”—IGN

Look for this highly sought-after release at your local comic shop or bookstore today! Order online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Things From Another World!

Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., is the largest comic book distributor serving North America.

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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 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 LEVINE’S WILD EAST WEB COMIC ‘BOWERY BOYS’ IN HARDCOVER EDITION
from Bill, January 15th, 2015 10:06 pm, Comic Nation

DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH LEVINE’S WILD EAST WEB COMIC ‘BOWERY BOYS’ IN HARDCOVER EDITION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is set to publish a stunning hardcover collection of Cory Levine’s tale of a politically and socially divided early America in Bowery Boys: Our Fathers!

Penned by Cory Levine, with artwork by rising-star artists Ian Bertram (Detective Comics, Batman Eternal) and Brent McKee (Outlaw Territory), Bowery Boys: Our Fathers will collect the first five seasons of the acclaimed web series.

When his father is framed for murder, immigrant Nikolaus McGovern rallies a motley crew of street youths in a rip-roaring coming-of-age adventure based in antebellum New York City!

In a story set against a backdrop of rampant political corruption, vicious street gangs, nascent labor reform, and ardent xenophobia, can Niko and his friends triumph in a life-and-death battle against their oppressors, or will they succumb to the engines of socioeconomic progress?

“When we set out to create Bowery Boys, we did so with grand ambition and an absolute refusal to compromise on quality,” said Levine. “No publisher better aligns with our creative philosophy than Dark Horse, and we’re thrilled to bring this work into print with such dedicated and capable partners.”

Bowery Boys: Our Fathers is on sale August 5 in comic shops and August 18 in bookstores everywhere!

Pre-order at Amazon

Pre-order at BN.com

Pre-order at your Local Comic Shop

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About Cory Levine
Writer, editor and graphic designer Cory Levine is a former editorial staffer for Marvel Comics where he edited hundreds of collected editions of comic books, encyclopedic handbooks, special edition magazines and foreign-licensed comics including the company’s well-received line of Soleil graphic album adaptations. In 2010 he founded First Edition Publishing, Inc. — a publishing solutions firm offering editorial packaging, graphic design and pre-press production services. His writing is featured in the VIZ Media graphic novels Monsuno Combat Chaos Vol. 2: Revenge/Sacrifice and Ben10 Omniverse Vol. 1: Ghost Ship. He lives and works in New Hampshire.

About Ian Bertram
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, artist Ian Bertram was chosen as the Best New Talent of 2011 by Comicbookjesus.com, and selected to the Society of Illustrators 2012 Student Scholarship Competition. His work has appeared in the anthology magazine INK, the Detective Comics #27 anniversary special, and Batman Eternal from DC Comics. He has been a featured artist at the Greenpoint Gallery and the 30 Rooms art gathering. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

About Brent David McKee
Brent David McKee has worked for various skateboard companies, licensed Nintendo products, Marvel/Upperdeck’s Marvel Masterpiece cards and comic book work The Glass Tarantula for Sequentialink.com. His work appeared in Image Comics’ Noble Causes with Geoff Johns and the Eisner-nominated anthology Outlaw Territory Vol. 3.

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 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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HOLLYWOOD’S HEISSERER TO DEBUT COMIC SERIES ‘SHAPER’!
from Bill, January 15th, 2015 10:04 pm, Comic Nation

HOLLYWOOD’S HEISSERER TO DEBUT COMIC SERIES ‘SHAPER’!

A hidden heritage reveals a hero!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Screenwriter Eric Heisserer brings his cinematic vision to comics in a thrilling new miniseries titled Shaper.

A writer and director known for The Thing (2011), Final Destination 5 (2011), A Nightmare on Elm Street(2010), and Hours (2013), Eric Heisserer tells a timeless tale for a new generation in the tradition of Arthurian legends and Star Wars. With artwork by Felipe Massafera (Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors, CaptainMidnight), Shaper hits the ground running in a no-holds-barred sci-fi adventure!

A galactic empire hunts a race of shape shifters prophesied to overthrow its rule. When orphaned teenager Spry discovers that he is one of the hunted—a Shaper—he must learn to use his newfound abilities to escape the empire’s prime enforcer, Tor Ajax, and save his entire race!

Shaper #1 (of 5) is on sale March 18 in comic shops everywhere. 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 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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ETHAN YOUNG’S NANJING BRINGS WORLD WAR II TO CHINA
from Bill, January 15th, 2015 9:34 pm, comic book

ETHAN YOUNG’S NANJING BRINGS WORLD WAR II TO CHINA

BRAVERY IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMYFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—In August, award-winning graphic novelist Ethan Young (Tails) brings bravery in the face of an overwhelming enemy to the forefront of one of the biggest mass murders of World War II.

Exploring the horrors of the Nanjing Massacre of 1937, Nanjing: The Burning City focuses on two abandoned Chinese soldiers trapped in the city as they desperately attempt to escape. Outnumbered by the invading Imperial Japanese Army, they’ll encounter the horrors and terrifying effects of war—but they’ll soon learn that no enemy can destroy the spirit of resistance and bravery.

Written and drawn by Independent Publisher Book Award winner Ethan Young, Nanjing: The Burning Citydelves into one of the most contentious events of World War II. Impeccably researched and drawn in Young’s critically acclaimed style, the original graphic novel brings new insight into one of World War II’s forgotten tragedies.

“My purpose with this book is not only to inform readers of the event, but also to stretch my storytelling skills,” Young told Robot 6. “I wanted to craft something both classical and cinematic, something I’ve never done on this scale. My hope is that anyone who picks up this book, without reading the words, can visually follow what’s going on.”

Nanjing: The Burning City hits stores August 2015 for $24.99.

Praise for Ethan Young

“Young’s style is fresh and accessible, conveying remarkable emotional tones through subtle use of lines, and consistently emphasizes the power of inking. It’s not surprising that Young finds plenty of work as an illustrator based upon his eye for striking single panel compositions, but his layouts and pacing are also memorable.”—The Beat

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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 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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