Asmodee Entertainment has announced a partnership with Dark Horse Comics to create licensed art books for three of Asmodee’s leading tabletop gaming properties. Dark Horse has tapped into Asmodee’s diverse portfolio of over 300 gaming IPs to curate a collection of unique art books showcasing the beautiful artwork and rich story designs that are distinguishable within the games.
Explore the worlds of the AndroidUniverse, Arkham Horrorand KeyForge through an expansive collection of never-before-seen production art and commentary from renowned games studio – Fantasy Flight Games. The first of these highly anticipated art books will debut at the end of this year or early next year. Dark Horse’s art books will be the perfect companion piece for fans of these beloved game universes.
Dark Horse Comics and BioWare present Bioware: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development and Dragon Age: The First Five Graphic Novels.
From the BioWare’s isometric role-playing roots to its intense space operas and living worlds, chart the legendary game studio’s first 25 years in this massive retrospective. See what it took to make games in those wild early days. Pore over details of secret, cancelled projects. Discover the genesis of beloved characters and games. Includes never-before-seen art and photos anchored by candid stories from developers past and present. Bioware: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development hardcover will retail for $39.99.
Return to the world of Dragon Age! In BioWare’s epic fantasy world of Thedas, there are those who are willing to sacrifice their humanity for wealth and power, and those who will die to protect innocent people from them. Empires approach open conflict, assassins lurk in every shadow, and dark forces aim to throw the land into chaos. Heroes will arise from the most unlikely of places to face the darkness approaching. Dragon Age: The First Five Graphic Novels collects Dragon Age: The Silent Grove, Dragon Age: Those Who Speak, Dragon Age: Until We Sleep, Dragon Age: Magekiller, and Dragon Age: Knight Errant. This paperback collection is a must have for Dragon Age fans everywhere and will retail for $29.99.
Bioware: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development will be available everywhere October 13, 2020. Dragon Age: The First Five Graphic Novels will be available everywhere October 27, 2020.
Dark Horse Books and Sucker Punch Productions present The Art of Ghost of Tsushima. This beautifully realized tome is inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics and chronicles the creation of the video game Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch Productions.
The Art of Ghost of Tsushimashowcases every detail of the vast and exotic locale, featuring elegant illustrations of dynamic characters, spirited landscapes, and diagrams of Samurai sword-fighting techniques, along with a look at storyboards and renders from the most intense, eloquent, and expressive cinematic moments of the game.
The Art of Ghost of Tsushimahits shelves in 2020, and the beautiful, 208-page art book retails for $49.99.
Dillon D Jordan’s PaperChase Films and FANDOM have announced the launch of a serial podcast based on the original broadcasts of the iconic “Superman Radio Show”.
The podcast will be hosted and Executive Produced by Roth Cornet, Head of Development for FANDOM along with Max Dionne, supervising producer and Michael Chiang, senior vice president of programming. Comedian Ed Greer will co-host the podcast.
Superman vs. the KKK recalls the day of radio-drama as an incredible story that mixes undercover journalism, brand activism, and the power of pop culture.
Along with the podcast release, PaperChase is working on the highly anticipated feature film, Superman vs the Ku Klux Klan, produced by Adi Shankar, Dillon D Jordan’s PaperChase Films, and Marc Rosen. Executive producing will be Vikram Salgaocar. Superman vs the Ku Klux Klan is based on the book of the same name by Rick Bowers.
This true-to-life story follows Stetson Kennedy, a man who courageously went undercover to infiltrate the KKK in 1946. In a remarkable alliance, Mr. Kennedy, the Anti-Defamation League and the Producers of the Superman Radio Show, joined forces to expose the cultish insanity of the KKK, severely damaging their influence.
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Yen Press, LLC has announced today the acquisition of the Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! Bonus Story: We are the Megumin Bandits light novel series by Natsume Akatsuki with illustrations by Kasumi Morino.
The right magic words can stir a person’s soul. For Megumin, those words are “vigilante justice.” Join everyone’s favorite one-trick wizard, as well as Iris the Headstrong, Cecily the Problematic, and Yunyun…as they get a taste of the righteous bandit lifestyle! Evil aristocrats beware!
“For the sake of justice, there’s no line I won’t cross! No criminal act I won’t commit!”
An ongoing bonus series that ties into the light novel spinoff Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, which features the beloved arch-wizard Megumin as the protagonist, Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! Bonus Story: We are the Megumin Bandits is a laugh-out-loud series filled with vigilante justice and plenty of Megumin!
Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! Bonus Story: We are the Megumin Bandits is slated for release August 2020 in trade paperback and digital.
Aconyte Books is a book publishing imprint for Asmodee Entertainment, a company mostly known for board games. While they’ve been releasing books based on their board games, the publisher is also dipping its feet into the world of Marvel.
Releasing in the Fall of 2020, they’ve teased four new titles launching from the publisher.
The titles are:
Legends of Asgard: The Head of Mimir
Dr. Doom: The Harrowing of Doom
Legends of Asgard: The Sword of Sutur
Asmodee releases numerous games based on Marvel properties through their various game imprints.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
“Project Luminous” has been revealed! The secret Star Wars project is a new setting for the Star Wars galaxy set 200 years for the events of the Skywalker Saga (The Phantom Menace). The era called “The High Republic” will be featured in novels, comics, and more for both kids and adults! Publishers for Star Wars: The High Republic include Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing, and Marvel.
The Jedi Order is at its highest and the Republic is in expansion. This is where the stories begin. Think “Jedi Knights of the round table” type adventures set in the world of Star Wars.
The time is hopeful and optimistic and the Jedi are “true guardians of peace and justice.” The stories will allow for exploration of the universe such as pioneer life in the Outer Rim which was seeing expansion.
This period will not overlap any filmed features or series currently planned or in production which gives creators room for new adventures and original characters. Creators include Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule.
Watch the announcement trailer:
The first comics and books will debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020. We’ll have more details as they’re officially released including new characters, comics, and what’s sure to be the toys to come!
The moments people remember from childhood are the small, precious ones. Isabelle Bridges-Boesch and her father Jeff Bridges bring those small moments to life in their new children’s book Daddy Daughter Day.
Written by Isabelle Bridges-Boesch, with illustrations by Jeff Bridges himself, Daddy Daughter Day is the story of a simple, fun day from Isabelle’s youth when one morning, Belle wakes up and declares the day “Daddy Daughter Day”! As the day turns into an adventure, the whole family comes along for the simple joy of being together.
The 56-page Daddy Daughter Day arrives on October 6, 2020 for $17.99.
Out today from Titan Books is the official novel adaption of the upcoming Sony film Bloodshot. The novel is written by Gavin Smith.
The book also contains an exclusive short story “Into the Fire.”
Being a Hero is in His Blood
After he and his wife are murdered, Marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a secret team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – “Bloodshot” – without any memory of his previous life.
But some things can’t stay buried, and Ray refuses to back down when his memories begin to surface. Haunted by the face of his family’s killer, he will stop at nothing to take his revenge and discovers a conspiracy going deeper than he could have possibly imagined…
Based on the comic and character from Valiant, Bloodshot begins to roll out to theaters in February 2020 and comes to North American theaters on March 13, 2020.