Coming this May, Titan Comics launch Best Of British month, celebrating cutting edge talent and supporting bold new visions!
Starring Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, Rob Williams, D'Israeli, Alan Martin,
Monty Nero + many more!
Best Of British month will be supported with promotions, events and press throughout May, kicking off with Free Comic Book Day.
NEARLY SEVEN HUNDRED PAGES OF THE BELOVED MANGA
In September, there’s a whole new way to enjoy Osamu Tezuka’s beloved Astro Boy: in omnibus form!
Boasting nearly seven hundred pages of content for only $19.99, Dark Horse Comics’ Astro Boy OmnibusVolume 1 features Tezuka’s most popular and influential work, detailing Astro Boy’s jet-powered, superstrong, evil-bashing adventures. Exciting, whimsical, and touching, Astro Boy brings back a classic era of comics and animation, featuring tales that readers both young and old will enjoy.
Collecting rare and out-of-print material, the oversized Astro Boy omnibus collection is the first in a series that brings back Tezuka’s beloved character for a whole new generation to enjoy.
Preorder Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 1 on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound, or contact a local comic shop with Comic Shop Locator.
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Introducing the RIGHT HAND OF DOOM beer inspired by Mike Mignola’s bestselling HELLBOY graphic novels
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mike Mignola's legendary Hellboy character, Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales have collaborated to create the RIGHT HAND OF DOOM, a limited edition beer that will be available online beginning February 22, 2015 at www.rogue.com.
“When Dark Horse Comics published the first Hellboy story 21 years ago, I never thought there’d be a Hellboy beer,” said Mignola. “But I really can’t imagine a better time for Rogue to introduce the Right Hand of Doom beer. If Hellboy was real I guess he’d finally be able to buy me a beer.”
“Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels, two animated features, two live action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise,,” said Mike Richardson, President of Dark Horse. “Rogue Ales approached us with the idea of creating a heavy-handed, supernatural red ale and we loved the idea of two independent, Portland based companies coming together to create something new that would be both fun for fans and worthy of the Mike Mignola’s creative legacy.”
“This beer is dedicated to the B.P.R.D,” said Brett Joyce, President of Rogue Ales. “RIGHT HAND OF DOOM is brewed with all the same passion and intensity that Mike Mignola and Dark Horse have brought to Hellboy for the past 21 years.”
The RIGHT HAND OF DOOM label features a Hellboy drawing by Mignola. The beer will be available for the first time publicly at an event at Things From Another World Comics store in Portland on Friday, February 20 at a signing with Mignola and fellow comic book superstars Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), Eric Powell (THE GOON) and Brian Wood (REBELS). The event begins at 4 PM, with Mignola’s signing scheduled for 6 PM. The beer will be available nationally via http://buy.rogue.com/Rogue-Hellboy-Right-Hand-of-Doom-Red-Ale; pre-orders are now available.
Valiant First Look – Matt Kindt and Butch Guice Reveal NINJAK: THE LOST FILES, Beginning in NINJAK #1!
Then: meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler. Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s tracking the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.
The past and future of Valiant's deadliest secret agent collide on March 11th in NINJAK #1 – the first 40-page issue of the latest ongoing series from VALIANT NEXT by all-star creators Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, and Butch Guice!
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NINJAK #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAY MANN with BUTCH GUICE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA [JAN151636]
Cover B by CLAY MANN [JAN151637]
Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON [JAN151638]
Cover D by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE [JAN151639]
Blank Cover Also Available [JAN151640]
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER [JAN151641]
Character Design Variant by CLAY MANN [JAN151642]
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA [JAN151643]
$3.99 | 40 pages. | T+ | On sale MARCH 11 (FOC – 2/16/15)
DC ENTERTAINMENT'S VERTIGO IMPRINT TO PUBLISH MAD MAX: FURY ROAD DELUXE EDITION AND PRELUDE COMIC STORIES
In Gateway’s on-going efforts to make the website the ultimate source of classic SF and Fantasy, the imprint are delighted to welcome an outstanding selection of authors from Orbit, Hodder & Stoughton and Headline to the site.
Darren Nash, the Publisher of Gateway, said: “As well as adding wonderful new authors to the list, this expansion has also allowed Gateway to fill some major gaps in our existing Gateway authors' oeuvres – most notably, adding 2001: A Space Odyssey to Arthur C. Clarke's offering, The Left Hand of Darkness to Ursula K. Le Guin's and some seminal works to our Robert A. Heinlein listing – including Hugo-winners Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.”
The full list of new authors, whose works are live on the Gateway site from today, includes:
Jean M. Auel
Iain M. Banks
Orson Scott Card
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Last week, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) committee published their much-anticipated 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. Not surprisingly, given the tremendous success of Dark Horse’s 2014 publishing line, the publisher landed five titles on this year’s list, with one making it into the top ten--47 Ronin!
This year’s Dark Horse selections are as follows:
47 Ronin. By Mike Richardson. Illus. by Stan Sakai. $19.99 (978159582954). The Japanese legend of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master.
Sally Heathcote, Suffragette. By Mary Talbot. Illus. by Kate Charlesworth. $19.99 (9781616555474). Sally Heathcote is drawn into the politics of the women’s suffrage movement in early 1900s England.
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story By Vivek Tiwary. 2013, illus by Andrew C Robinson. M Press, $19.99, (9781616552565). Worldwide phenomenon The Beatles hit the big time with the help of an extraordinary and secretive manager.
Baltimore Vol. 3: A Passing Stranger and Other Stories. By Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. 2013, illus. by Ben Stenbeck. $24.99 (9781616551827). Lord Henry Baltimore battles monsters in his search for the vampire that killed his family.
Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem. By Steve Niles. Illus. by Dave Wachter. $14.99 (9781616553449). A Jewish village brings to life a giant monster to defend themselves against the Nazis.
“The libraries have always been an important market for Dark Horse books, so it is especially gratifying when our titles are selected for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list,” said Dark Horse’s VP of book trade sales, Michael Martens. “This is a real achievement because we know the selection is based on the merits of the books, as perceived by the committee members who actually read them and feel they will circulate well. Having one in the top ten is the icing on the cake.”
Dark Horse congratulates the editors, writers, and artists who worked on each of the above titles and thanks the Young Adult Library Services Association for recognizing these works.
By Phil Cole
The Road to Jove is a new webcomic from the mind of Aaron Dembski-Bowden (@adembskibowden) and the digital paintbrush of David Sondered (@Colrouphobia).
At only three pages long, it’s as fresh as a web comic can get, yet in these three pages they’ve already managed to grab hold of the quivering mass that is my brain and have me wanting more, MORE DAMMIT. The art is gorgeous, typical of Sondered’s other illustrations (see the blog here: http://studiocolrouphobia.net/). Broad brushstrokes give off a sketchbook vibe but with just the right amount of detail to draw you into the image.
So far we are but a few pages into the prologue so there is but the barest of bare bones of a story on display but with words like Apostate and gods being thrown around, along with the post-apocalyptic hints and pieces and my love of all Aaron Dembski-Bowden’s work over at Black Library, I’m very firmly in the interested camp.
You can find the comic at www.roadtojove.com, which updates every Friday ,and I highly recommend checking it out.
CELEBRATING THE BEST OF BRITISH COMICS!
Coming this May Titan Comics will celebrate the best of British talent!
More details about Titan Comics’ ‘Best of British’ campaign will be released on Tumblr next week.
Legendary writer/ artist Mike Mignola and acclaimed novelist Christopher Golden present the rise of a villain for the ages in BALTIMORE: THE CULT OF THE RED KING from Dark Horse Comics
The events of BALTIMORE: THE CULT OF THE RED KING take place after the events of the BALTIMORE novel co-written by Mignola and Golden. “I'm really excited about this new direction we're taking with the Baltimore book and Peter Bergting and Dave Stewart continue to really deliver the goods,” said Mignola.
"Baltimore succeeded in his quest for revenge, and now, barely hanging onto his humanity, Baltimore’'s diving into a much bigger mission,” said Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie. “He's not just taking down the most evil people he can find--he's facing off with evil itself.”
Black magic, corrupt religion and absolute evil? Beware the Red King. BALTIMORE: THE CULT OF THE RED KING goes on sale from Dark Horse Comics on May 6 2015. BALTIMORE: OR, THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER AND VAMPIRE will be available for paperback for the first time in July of 2015.
the Forbidden Planet variant for Scarlett Couture #1 - the brand-new action espionage mini-series by Doctor Who cover artist, Des Taylor!
The cover, illustrated by Des Taylor, is a pastiche of the James Bond Thunderball (1965) movie, starring Sean Connery as 007.
Click here pre-order your copy of this special variant from Forbidden Planet
“Des Taylor Is Maybe The Best Artist I Haven’t Actually Worked With Yet!” - Mark Millar (Kick-Ass)
“Super-Stylish And Super-Sexy!” - Dave Gibbons (Watchmen)
Image Comics and Todd McFarlane Productions are pleased to announce that the entire 250-issue library of SPAWN, the classic series created by Image Comics co-founder and President Todd McFarlane, is now available in digital format for the first time ever. SPAWN will be available to fans on comiXology.com, iBooks, Google Play, and imagecomics.com.
SPAWN #250 marks a huge milestone for McFarlane, who first released SPAWN #1 in 1992. SPAWN is one of the longest running independent comic books in history and now fans can immerse themselves in 23 years and 250 issues of SPAWN with the simple swipe of a fingertip.
“For fans waiting to jump back into Spawn, this is the perfect time,” said McFarlane. “Issue #250 marks the long anticipated return of the original Spawn, Al Simmons.”
And as if the long-awaited digital release of one of the most beloved creator-owned comics series wasn’t enough to thrill fans, comiXology will offer exclusive bundling—for a limited time—providing SPAWN fans with an easy, discounted opportunity to enjoy the whole collection.
From February 4-9, customers can choose from the following bundles:
SPAWN issues #1-124 for $99.99: bit.ly/1-125
SPAWN issues #125-250 for $99.99: bit.ly/125-250
SPAWN issues #1-250 for $174.99: bit.ly/1-250
Included with each bundle purchase is exclusive content from issue #250 featuring behind-the-scenes material that is not available anywhere else in digital or print format.