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Dark Horse and Square Enix Team for The Art of Bravely Default

Dark Horse Books is partnering with Square Enix to present The Art of Bravely Default, offered in English for the first time! This faithful localization of original Japanese content allows readers to explore the story and art behind the game, and features hundreds of pieces of concept art and conversational commentary directly from the creative team! The first of a two-volume series, this collection explores concepts and creativity from the first entry in the standalone Bravely series.

The Art of Bravely Default, follows our heroes journey through the fantastic world Luxendarc to awaken the four elemental crystals the keep their world in balance from all-consuming darkness and allows fans to experience the critically acclaimed Bravely Default in a whole new way.

The Art of Bravely Default HC goes on sale February 05, 2019 and is available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This gorgeous hardcover volume retails for $39.99.

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: N/A
Artists: Brian Froud, Jae Lee, David Petersen, Benjamin Dewey, Mark Buckingham, Sana Takeda, Jeff Stokely, and more
Cover Artist: Mike Huddleston
Price: $24.99

Since its original release in 1982, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking fantasy film The Dark Crystal has captured the minds and imaginations of authors, artists, filmmakers, and fans across the world with its ambitious worldbuilding and stunning visuals.

Now, return to the world of The Dark Crystal and see the vivid locations, lifelike creatures, and beloved heroes as realized by a collection of uniquely original artistic voices in celebration of one of Jim Henson’s most enduring creations.

The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute features illustrations from artist luminaries and newcomers alike, including Jae Lee, David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Cory Godbey, Jeff Stokely, Benjamin Dewey, Sana Takeda, and the film’s original concept artist, Brian Froud.

Preview: J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl Gallery Edition Danger Girl Pin-up Book

J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl Gallery Edition Danger Girl Pin-up Book

J. Scott Campbell (a & c)

J. Scott Campbell is renowned for his gorgeous art and stunningly realized covers. This collection (available in a standard size square bound prestige format as well as in a deluxe, oversized hardcover) features 64 pages crammed full of Campbell’s Danger Girl covers and pin-ups. As an added bonus, several notable “guest stars” are included in this collection, providing their own beautifully executed version of the Danger Girl team: Adam Hughes, Travis Charest, Joe Madureira, Arthur Adams, Joe Quesada, David Mack, and more. A fine addition to any fan of Danger Girl and the art of J. Scott Campbell!

HC • FC • 64 pages • 8” x 12” • $24.99

Mega Man Gets an “Official Complete Works” to Celebrate 30 Years

The iconic Mega Man video game franchise continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary throughout 2018 with the recently released Mega Man X: Legacy Collection, a new animated series – Mega Man: Fully Charged – premiering in August, and all-new game – Mega Man 11 – hitting consoles in October. UDON is likewise giving the blue bomber some special birthday treatment with prestigious new hardcover editions of two previously sold-out Mega Man art books.

Mega Man: Official Complete Works Hardcover Edition is the ultimate collection of classic Mega Man game covers, character art, enemy & boss designs, rough concepts, tribute pieces, and much more. The book covers all 10 games in the classic Mega Man series, plus spin-offs, remakes, re-releases, and crossovers, all supported by a heaping amount of exclusive creator commentary. Likewise, the Mega Man X: Official Complete Works Hardcover Edition gives the same treatment to Mega Man’s even more futuristic successor, and covers all 8 core games and spinoffs from the Mega Man X series.

Mega Man: Official Complete Works arrives in stores everywhere October 2018, while Mega Man X: Official Complete Works HC hits shelves November 2018. Both books retail for $39.99.

Preview: J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl Gallery Edition Danger Girl Pin-up Book

J. Scott Campbell’s Danger Girl Gallery Edition Danger Girl Pin-up Book

J. Scott Campbell (a & c)

J. Scott Campbell is renowned for his gorgeous art and stunningly realized covers. This collection (available in a standard size square bound prestige format as well as in a deluxe, oversized hardcover) features 64 pages crammed full of Campbell’s Danger Girl covers and pin-ups. As an added bonus, several notable “guest stars” are included in this collection, providing their own beautifully executed version of the Danger Girl team: Adam Hughes, Travis Charest, Joe Madureira, Arthur Adams, Joe Quesada, David Mack, and more. A fine addition to any fan of Danger Girl and the art of J. Scott Campbell!

HC • FC • 64 pages • 8” x 12” • $24.99

Dark Horse and Die Step Back Onto the Battlefield

Dark Horse Books and EA DICE have announced The Art of Battlefield V! This new art book is the latest installment in Dark Horse and EA DICE’s partnership, following 2016’s The Art of Battlefield 1 tome. Discover the art behind the action of DICE’s iconic first-person shooter, collected in a beautiful hardcover volume. The Battlefield video game series has surpassed 50 million players worldwide, and Battlefield V is set to delight video game fans and history buffs on October 19, 2018.

Chronicling the development of EA DICE’s latest installment in the Battlefield epic,The Art of Battlefield V is filled with hundreds of pieces of concept art showcasing the creative process from rough sketch to final on-screen imagery, paired with exclusive commentary from the talented team who put it all together. The Art of Battlefield V’s historic cover is by DICE Studio Presentation Director Robert Sammelin.

War will never be the same. Enter mankind’s greatest conflict as Battlefield goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War II. Face intense all-out war and witness human drama set against global combat in epic, unexpected locations. This is Battlefield V. The richest and most immersive Battlefield yet.

The Art of Battlefield Vgoes on sale October 16, 2018! This gorgeous 200-page hardcover retails for $39.99.

Get Tromafied! Dynamite to Publish the Art of Troma!

Dynamite has partnered with Troma Entertainment to deliver an art book not for the faint of heart hitting shelves in September!

Written by New York Times Bestselling author and Troma aficionado Fred Van Lente, this incredible 256-page collection features never-before-seen film stills, rare posters, candid interviews, and buckets and buckets and BUCKETS of fake blood.

For over forty years, Troma Studios has blazed its own bloody, slime-covered trail, making movies their own damn way. From The Toxic Avenger to The Class Of Nuke ‘Em High to Poultrygeist to Tromeo And Juliet, Lloyd Kaufman never compromised, waving his independent freak-flag freely, and helped jumpstart the careers of luminaries such as James Gunn, Trey Parker, Eli Roth, Oliver Stone and countless others.

The Art of Troma will hit shelves in both hardcover and limited editions. The limited version of the hardcover book comes in a VHS-themed slipcase and features both a print signed by Lloyd Kaufman and a supplemental book featuring art from Troma fans.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion Art Book this November

Dark Horse has announced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion art book. Creating a Champion is the latest addition to Dark Horse and Nintendo’s bestselling publishing line and is preceded by The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule HistoriaThe Legend of Zelda: Art & ArtifactsThe Legend of Zelda EncyclopediaThe Art of Splatoon, and The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening.

This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and includes material from both of its DLC packs. This book features nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada, 296 pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from the creators, a 55-page historical section that divulges the history of Hyrule as it is known in-game, and interviews with key members of the development team— Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma. Witness the making of a champion! The breathtaking cover is by Takumi Wada.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion goes on sale November 20, 2018. This 424-page tome retails for $39.99.

Preview: Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute HC

Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: N/A
Artists: Kris Anka, Marcus To, Dan Mora, Daniel Bayliss, Xermanico, Zak Hartong, Jakub Rebelka, Adam Gorham, Daniele Di Nicuolo, and more!
Cover Artist: Felipe Massafera
Price: $24.99

Celebrate 25 years of Saban’s Power Rangers with this oversized hardcover that collects artwork from some of comics’ best talents, including Kris Anka (Runaways), Adam Gorham (Black Panther), and more!

Includes over 60 pieces of original art, featuring Ranger teams across all 25 years, from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Power Rangers Ninja Steel.

Preview: Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute HC

Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: N/A
Artists: Kris Anka, Marcus To, Dan Mora, Daniel Bayliss, Xermanico, Zak Hartong, Jakub Rebelka, Adam Gorham, Daniele Di Nicuolo, and more!
Cover Artist: Felipe Massafera
Price: $24.99
Synopsis:

Celebrate 25 years of Saban’s Power Rangers with this oversized hardcover that collects artwork from some of comics’ best talents, including Kris Anka (Runaways), Adam Gorham (Black Panther), and more!

Includes over 60 pieces of original art, featuring Ranger teams across all 25 years, from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Power Rangers Ninja Steel.

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