The biggest gaming release of the year gets another string to its bow with this new Art of book form Titan Books.
Paul takes a look to see how well the Titans have depicted the Titans and the rest of the Titanfall world on the page, You can read his thoughts on the book here.
The Art of Titanfall
Issue #1 of CCP Game’s Anticipated EVE: True Stories Graphic Novel Available Now for Free Download via Dark Horse Digital
CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, along with Dark Horse, are pleased to announce that the first issue ofEVE: True Stories, “Thieves Among Us,” is now available as a free download from Dark Horse Digital or via the Dark Horse Android and iOS apps.
Issue #1 of the EVE: True Stories graphic novel dramatizes the opening throes of one of the greatest gaming stories of the last decade – the fall of the player alliance known as the Band of Brothers. Filled with action and intrigue, “Thieves Among Us” is inspired by actual player-driven events. Issue #1 is written by legendary writer Daniel Way (Wolverine: Origins, Deadpool) and features the artwork of Tomm Coker (Daredevil Noir, Near Death) with cover art by David Palumbo (ALIENS, Heavy Metal).
Future instalments of EVE: True Stories will arrive digitally on 5th March, 19th March and 2nd April 2014, via Dark Horse Digital.
The hardback prestige collected edition of EVE: True Stories, containing all four comics, will go on sale in book and comic book stores, 4th June, 2014.
Dark Horse Update; TEAM NINJA AND DARK HORSE COMICS KICK OFFYAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z DIGITAL COMIC SERIES
Comic-Inspired Action Title Confirms New North American Release Date
Team NINJA and Dark Horse Comics today launched the three-part YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z digital comic series, providing insight into the backstory in three revealing vignettes. Yaiba takes a break from slaughtering zombies in the debut issue to tell the tale of how his often bloody sword became to be known as “Heartless” as he recounts the story to Miss Monday. Initially released digitally with an all-new full color print comic to be available with the game, as it launches on its newly confirmed North American release date of March 18, 2014, the series is brought to life by Writers Tim Seeley and Josh Emmons, Artist Rafael Ortiz, Colorist Carlos Badilla with special cover art by James Harren. The comic will be available for free download at the Dark Horse Digital Store, www.digital.darkhorse.com, as well as through the Dark Horse Comics app (available through iTunes & Google Play). The comic can be found at:https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4128.yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z-1/
In a monumental year for entertainment, Dark Horse Comics has secured its place in video-game-art history with The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia™, which charted in the top ten as one of 2013’s best-selling books globally.
In February, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia soared to the top of the Nielsen BookScan charts, making it the #1 book in America.
In addition, the book reached #1 on the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller lists. Dark Horse announced a record print run, with the number continuing to grow as The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia dominated orders in the UK, China, Italy, Spain, and Canada.
“We knew this book was going to be one of the highlights of the year before it even hit catalogs,” said Dark Horse’s president and publisher, Mike Richardson, “but no one could have predicted the unprecedented success and acclaim this book has received. Hyrule Historia has earned a place in the Dark Horse history books!”
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!
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is a must-have for any Legend of Zelda fan!
Praise for The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia:
The stable of gaming related titles coming out of Dark Horse is amazing from Dragon Age to Plant versus Zombies they seem to be able to allow their creators the space to make great additions to the canons of the games.
So for this weekend only you can grab a great variety of digital tiles for $0.99 or 60 odd pence for the more English of us (sorry for other currencies my knowledge ends at the pound). To find out more follow this link to the Dark Horse site. However before you do may I offer some guidance on titles to look out for.
As the Walking Deadverse continues to infect the world it seems not even board games are immune to the zombie apocalypse. Following hot on the heals of the Monoploy incarnation comes the strategy lovers game of choice risk. The details are below but one thing is for sure the ultimate game of domination now has a survival element to it.
The news has been dominated this week by NYCC. Newly announced series like the Witcher and Serenity as well as returning series like Buffy have given Dark Horse have an especially strong show. However the week really belonged to Image (and Skybound) thanks to the Walking Dead hitting its 10th anniversary.
The War is moving on and the time has come for civilization (whatever that means) to start a new but who will prevail. Robert Kirkman and his team start us off with the opener and you can read the review here
Critically Acclaimed RPG Explores New Worlds at Dark Horse!
Dark Horse Comics proudly announces its next hit video game tie-in series, The Witcher, based on the critically acclaimed games by CD Projekt RED.
From Paul Tobin, the Eisner Award–winning writer of Bandette, with art by Joe Querio (Lobster Johnson, B.P.R.D.) and covers by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), comes a riveting comic based onThe Witcher, a series of dark fantasy RPGs with a character-driven, nonlinear story set in a gritty living world and inspired by a series of extremely popular novels that have been translated into nineteen languages. The comic series introduces a new adventure featuring Geralt of Rivia—a witcher, one of the few remaining monster hunters.
“We’re very happy to be working with Dark Horse Comics, which is one of the biggest and most interesting comic book publishing houses in the world. What makes it even more exciting is the fact that, for many of us, the Dark Horse logo has near legendary status, standing for classic stories such as Hellboy or Usagi Yojimbo. We’re very happy to be once again expanding theWitcher universe,” said Adam Badowski, head of studio for CD Projekt RED.
Traveling near the edge of the Black Forest, in the land of the Angren, monster hunter Geralt meets a widowed man whose dead and murderous wife resides in an eerie mansion known as the House of Glass, a place of endless rooms where horror waits around every corner. Geralt will have to use all his witcher prowess to solve the manor’s mystery and survive.
“We’re very excited to work with CD Projekt Red on The Witcher. With the rich world they have created, and an enthralling central character like Geralt, we feel The Witcher is ripe to tell a compelling story through comics,” said Nick McWhorter, director of custom programs at Dark Horse Comics.
With the two Witcher games already available, fans can get to know Geralt even before the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2014 on PC, PlayStation4, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Witcher games have collectively earned over 270 awards and sold more than five million copies worldwide.
Fans can check out the exclusive interview with writer Paul Tobin only on Newsarama!
The Witcher #1 will be available for purchase on March 19, 2014, in comic shops everywhere!
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Red hot fantasy-noir show Lost Girl is coming to MCM London Comic Con later this month, with stars Ksenia Solo, Rachel Skarsten and Executive Producer Jay Firestone. Get the lowdown on one of TV's most seductive series!
Its been 10 years since we were first introduced to Officer Rick Grimes.
In that time he has been through a whole host of traumas with a sprinkling of triumphs, but now he looks to be facing the biggest ordeal so far.
However does the 10th Anniversary edition create a buzz or does it fizzle out with a low level pop?
Check our review out by clicking here to see.
We have decided to divide the news feed into two distinct categories, with the hope it will make finding the information you want a great deal easier.
The Games news feed will remain on the same RSS feed as it always has which you can subscribe to here,
The Comic and Book news has found its place due to the growth in reviews and publishers now linked with the site. You can subscribe to the RSS feed here.
We are happy to continue to bring the best content possible and hope this change will make your time on the site a more fluid experience.
As always please let us know if you like the new format or not and keep in mind, with the site's growth, we are looking for new writers to contribute to both the gaming and comic sides of Backwards Compatible.
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