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Daryl Dixon Comes to a Limited Edition Cover to The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe

AMC NetworksSkybound Entertainment, and Image Comics unveiled superstar artists David Finch and Dave McCaig’s limited edition cover to The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead UniverseAvailable now for pre-order at the Skybound store this rare cover brings fan-favorite Daryl Dixon (portrayed by Norman Reedus) to life in the iconic style popularized by the hit comic book series The Walking Dead Deluxe.

Available at comic shops on September 29, 2021 and everywhere books are sold on October 5, 2021, The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe is an in-depth compilation of behind-the-scenes pre-production and production art from all three of AMC’s iconic The Walking Dead series and will feature never-before-seen original sketches, concept art, storyboards, special product illustrations, and more from the shows inspired by Robert Kirkman’s comic book turned pop-culture phenomenon.  

Marking AMC Networks’ first venture into book publishing, The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe also features an introduction by Chief Content Officer of  The Walking Dead  Universe Scott M. Gimple and fun facts from creators and crew members on all three series.

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe standard edition can be pre-ordered right now everywhere books are sold, in both print and digital formats, along with  Skybound.com  and  TWDUshop.com. The David Finch variant will only be available at the Skybound Store for pre-order while supplies last…

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe Gets a Cover by Brian Rood

AMC NetworksSkybound Entertainment, and Image Comics revealed the historic new cover to The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe from iconic illustrator Brian Rood. This all-new cover marks the first time that the casts of AMC’s three iconic TWD series—The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Walking Dead: World Beyond—have ever been featured in the same piece of art, and includes the artist’s rendition of over 50 (!) cast members, along with a multitude of terrifying Walkers.

Available at comic shops on September 29, and everywhere books are sold on October 5, The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe is an in-depth compilation of behind-the-scenes pre-production and production art from all three of AMC’s iconic The Walking Dead series and will feature never-before-seen original sketches, concept art, storyboards, special product illustrations, and more from the shows inspired by Robert Kirkman’s comic book turned pop-culture phenomenon.  

Marking AMC Networks’ first venture into book publishing, The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe also features an introduction by Chief Content Officer of  The Walking Dead  Universe Scott M. Gimple and fun facts from creators and crew members on all three series.

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe can be pre-ordered now everywhere books are sold, in both print and digital formats. Plus, fans will soon be able to pre-order an exclusive special variant edition that will be available on  Skybound.com  and a second exclusive special variant edition that will be available on  TWDUshop.com, both in super limited quantities.

Dive Into the World of Halo with the Halo Encyclopedia

In the 26th century, humanity relentlessly continues its fight for survival, an enduring conflict set against the enigmatic backdrop of the ancient ringworld known as Halo. Spanning eons of time and immeasurable light years in space, the Halo Encyclopedia, presented by Dark Horse Books and 343 Industries, encompasses two decades of epic storytelling with stunning, never-before-seen art and the most comprehensive and detailed exploration yet of Halo’s myriad characters, mysterious worlds, and incredible technologies.

Halo’s universe is vast in scale and intricate in detail, illuminating vibrant stories filled with bold characters, breathtaking worlds, and thrilling conflicts. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Halo, Dark Horse and 343 Industries have joined forces to deliver the most definitive guide to Halo ever conceived.

Halo Encyclopedia HC will be available in bookstores March 29, 2022 and in comic shops March 30, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Halo Encyclopedia will retail for $49.99.

Halo Encyclopedia

Z2 Comics and Ivan Moody Announce an Illustrated Poetry Book

Z2 Comics has revealed a book of original poetry from Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody! Presented in an exquisite hardcover format, Ivan Moody’s Dirty Poetry will be released this fall, with signed special editions available exclusively through the Z2 website!

Ever wondered what really lies beyond “where the sidewalk ends?” From the wonderfully twisted mind of the front man of Five Finger Death Punch; Ivan Moody’s Dirty Poetry is a book of original poems punctuated with dark art that’s guaranteed to inspire upside-down dreamscapes in the minds of its readers. Written by Ivan Moody himself, with beautifully haunting ink and watercolor illustrations by Blake Armstrong, Z2 Comics offers this Halloween treat to readers everywhere this October!

The Ivan Moody’s Dirty Poetry illustrated book comes in at 104 pages and will be released in a standard hardcover edition in comic shops and bookstores alike in October 2021, as well as special deluxe and super deluxe editions available for preorder now only through the Z2 website!

Ivan Moody’s Dirty Poetry

Criminal Macabre: The Complete Cal McDonald Stories is Coming in March 2022

Dark Horse Comics presents the newest edition of Steve Niles’ Criminal Macabre: The Complete Cal McDonald Stories featuring two brand new tales and an introduction by the horror legend John Carpenter. This new, bone chilling collection collects the complete Criminal Macabre prose stories Savage MembraneGuns, Drugs, and MonstersDial M for MonsterAll My Bloody Things, and the two new stories The Dead Son and Out of Water.

The world has two faces. The natural and the supernatural. The face we see every day, people filing past us in an almost zombie-like stupor, numb to the horrors of everyday life or driven to madness by the pain and agony of modern-day existence. And those are the people who aren’t zombies or monsters!

Cal McDonald is a detective with one foot in the real world, and one in the world of magic. For Cal, the horrors we all dream about in the fevered darkness of the night are all-too real, kept at bay through an almost constant influx of drugs to numb the pain, but never erase it. Cut from the same mold as Sam Spade, Jake Gittes, and the famous detectives of Chandler, Hammett and Spillane, Cal McDonald, whether he likes it or not, is all that stands between us and the nightmare world just outside our vision.

Criminal Macabre: The Complete Cal McDonald Stories trade paperback will be available everywhere books are sold March 2, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Criminal Macabre: The Complete Cal McDonald Stories will retail for $19.99.

Criminal Macabre: The Complete Cal McDonald Stories

Yen Press Announces Five New Series

Yen Press has announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes manga (Spy Classroom and Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 0), light novels (Dragon and Ceremony and My Happy Marriage) and an artbook (Visions 2021__Illustrators Book). All announced titles are scheduled for December 2021 release.

Spy Classroom (manga)

Original Story by Takemachi
Art by SeuKaname
Character Design by Tomari

The golden age of the military has passed, and war is now carried out by spies. Klaus, an agent with a perfect record but a difficult personality, has formed a special team to carry out an “impossible” mission with a 90% failure rate. Problem is…the ones he’s chosen are a bunch of pretty girls with no experience!?

Spy Classroom is a manga adaptation of the highly-anticipated light novel from Yen On. Filled with action, comedy and fan-favorite light novel tropes, Spy Classroom puts a twist on the spy story genre that has taken the world of manga and light novels by storm!

Spy Classroom (manga)

Dragon and Ceremony (light novel)

Story by Ichimei Tsukushi
Illustration by Enji

To fulfill his master’s last request, half-human wand craftsman Ix must repair a staff belonging to a girl named Yuui. There’s just one problem—in order to mend the staff’s core, Ix must obtain the heart of a dragon, the last of which supposedly died out 1,000 years ago. Running up against a strict time limit before his contract expires, Ix must somehow find a long lost dragon and repair the wand all by summer’s end.

Dragon and Ceremony is a fantasy light novel series with a compelling premise and excellent world building. It has stood out as a highly anticipated series among light novel fans due to the excellent storytelling and beautiful illustrations.

Dragon and Ceremony (light novel)

My Happy Marriage (light novel)

Story by Akumi Agitogi
Illustration by Tsukiho Tsukioka

Born to a noble family, Miyo is raised by her abusive stepmother and married off to Kiyoka, a soldier so heartless his prior fiancées fled within three days into their engagement. With no home to return to, Miyo slowly starts to open her heart to her cold and pale husband-to-be, despite their rocky introduction… This might just be her chance at finding true love and happiness.

Combining an irresistible supernatural story, filled with drama and romance, with breathtaking illustrations, My Happy Marriage is a light novel series that has all the charm and appeal of shojo manga. My Happy Marriage is a welcome addition to light novel fans who have been eager for more great works of romantic slice-of-life.

My Happy Marriage (light novel)

Visions 2021__Illustrators Book

Edited by pixiv Inc

Here are the “VISIONS” of 170 frontline illustrators. Compiled by pixiv, this artbook features the newest and best works of illustrators making a splash in the industry!

The Japanese online art community pixiv has been widely known and respected worldwide for providing artists with a platform to showcase great illustrations and comics. Visions 2021__Illustrators Book is the first major English-language release of pixiv’s prolific collection of illustrations and is a must-have for the growing community of art book collectors.

Visions 2021__Illustrators Book

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 0

Story & Art by AidaIro

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun takes on the theme of the school ghost story of Hanako-san. All three chapters of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun from its original short-term serialization in the monthy magazine G Fantasy are now available in one book. What’s more, the author’s extremely rare debut series, The Lovely Living Dead, is also included. This starting point has plenty of talent which drives the next era!

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 0 gives fans the chance to experience the amazing manga and art of creator AidaIro that was made before the serialization of their best-selling series. With the art book AidaIro Illustrations: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun releasing this November, this winter season is looking great for passionate fans of everyone’s favorite ghost story!

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 0

The Official Horizon Zero Dawn Peach Momoko Poster Portfolio is Out in September

The Official Horizon Zero Dawn Peach Momoko Poster Portfolio showcases the incredible covers of Peach Momoko from the best-selling Horizon Zero Dawn comic. Each cover is removable to display as a high-quality poster! It’s on sale on September 7, 2021.

Peach Momoko is a Japanese illustrator who began exhibiting at US comic conventions back in 2014 and saw American publication with a couple of stories picked up by Grant Morrison when he was EIC of Heavy Metal Magazine. Since then, she has become the hottest cover art variant creator in the business, increasingly in demand, drawing over a dozen covers for American publishers every month.

The Art of Apex Legends comes to shelves in November

Dark Horse Books, in association with Respawn Entertainment, presents The Art of Apex Legends—a 192-page oversized hardcover tome collecting and presenting art and developer commentary for the hit squad-based battle royale game.       

Pore over the finest features of unique legendary skins, marvel at the deadly intricacies of every dynamic weapon, explore each nook and cranny of the game’s battle-scarred arenas, and more!

Whether you main Wraith or Mirage, are a hardcore aggressor or a fastidious shotcaller, or even if you’re just a fan of gorgeous video game concept art and intimate creator commentary, The Art of Apex Legends is sure to thrill fans of any stripe!

The Art of Apex Legends will be available everywhere books are sold on November 10, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, at your local comic shop, and independent bookstore. The Art of Apex Legends will retail for $39.99.

The Art of Apex Legends

Review: Pizazz

Pizazz is a superhero, she’s also almost 9 1/2. She needs to deal with her family and a new school balancing being a kid and saving the world.

Pizazz is a cute mix of prose and graphic novel perfect for younger readers.

Story: Sophy Henn
Art: Sophy Henn

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Yen Press Announces AidaIro Illustrations: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun

Yen Press has announced the release of AidaIro Illustrations: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, a beautiful artbook that features full color illustrations from the best-selling manga series.

It’s alluring, it’s adorable, it’s in all the colors of the rainbow—it’s AidaIro Illustrations, the Toilet-bound Hanako-kun artbook! Featuring all the color pages published in Monthly GFantasy from 2015-2019, over 170 photos of merchandise and collaboration cafés, and brand-new drawings you can only see here!

Since Yen Press began releasing Toilet-bound Hanako-kun in print in January 2020, it has quickly risen to become one of the most popular manga series today. This beloved series that combines the cute and comedic with the dark and supernatural has a large following of fans that are surely eager to own Toilet-bound Hanako-kun creator AidaIro’s amazing collection of art, illustrations and photographs.

AidaIro Illustrations: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun is scheduled for a November 2021 release in print and digital.

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