Michael Martens, who has been Dark Horse's VP of Book Trade is leaving the company after 22 years. In the Book Trade, Dark Horse is one of the industry leaders, and most of that credit goes to Michael Martens. He also gets the credit for the increased presence of graphic novels in libraries across the country.
One of the series that really impressed us last year was Lady Killer, published by Dark Horse. Joëlle Jones' work on the series impressed us so much we named her in one of our Artist Spotlights. The story of a 1960s housewife who has a secret profession as an assassin was one that captured the attention of so many people, and garnered award nominations. A sequel was announced at San Diego Comic Con, but there wasn't an official date or artwork given for the new series.
When we got Mae #1 by Gene Ha in our e-mail, I was thrilled. I've long been a fan of his work and the chance to see him work on a personal project excites me to no end. It looks to be the right kind of comic for female readers, but should also appeal to anyone that fondly remembers Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld, likes fantastic, naturalistic comic art, or fans of great storytelling in comics. If you want to get a copy of this book, the final order cutoff is April 25. Otherwise, look for it in better comic shops on May 18. Until we can properly review the book, here's a preview of it.
It's not everyday that we get to announce these promotions within the comics industry, but whenever we do it's kind of nice to see someone like Kari Yadro get promoted.
Dark Horse Comics sent us their schedule for Emerald City Comicon, one of the Pacific Northwest's top conventions, based in Seattle, WA. Dark Horse Comics is at booth #802 where they're offering free swag - comics, buttons, posters, and more! They are also offering all attendees a free picture in the HappyMatic Photo Booth. They'll also have some Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale. Below, we have their schedules for signings and panels, all of which are subject to change.
Dark Horse has sent us some preview pages for The Shadow Glass #1, by an absolutely amazing artist, Aly Fell. Yeah, she's coming up in one of our Artist of the Week spotlights, but in the meantime, check out these preview pages of her series for Dark Horse, The Shadow Glass.
We are almost done folks and we are saving some sweet ones for last. Up next is Dark Horse and their amazing line of Statues from both Game of Thrones and The Witcher Wild Hunt. Plus take a look at their draw dropping line of Diecast ships from Halo. The one to look for is Triss. This statue looks spot on and I am always impressed with Dark Horse and their offerings.
The Neon Genesis: Evangelion spinoff The Shinji Ikari Raising Project is getting an Omnibus collection. It's been a big week for Dark Horse Manga, with this being the fourth announcement of a big collection coming in summer of 2016.
RG Vega (pronounced "Rig Vega") is the manga that put the group of artists known as CLAMP on the manga map. Dark Horse is bringing it to American audiences this summer in a beautiful, three volume omnibus format collecting the entire series which ran from 1989 to 1996.
Fans of the Blood series have a treat coming in the Blood-C prequel series, Demonic Moonlight. Dark Horse has announced that it will deliver the first volume in this series telling the story of Saya's mentor, from CLAMP, Production I.G, and artist Ryo Haduki.
After reading the first issue of Barb Wire, I'll have to admit, I let it fall to the wayside. It always seemed to come into our mailbox at the wrong time. The Adam Hughes covers are eye catching as always, but I've been burned by pretty covers before, so I always tread lightly whenever I see a really great cover. I tend to put a large burden inside on the writer and artists to live up to the appeal of that cover. Let's see if Barb Wire #7 follows through.
Neil Gaiman's How To Talk To Girls At Parties is getting adapted from it's original prose form in 2016. Dark Horse announced today that the 2007 Hugo Award nominated and Locus Award winning short story is to be adapted as a graphic novel.