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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

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.

Image and Skybound will Publish The Labyrinth by Simon Stålenhag

Simon Stålenhag’s upcoming, highly anticipated narrative art book, The Labyrinth, will be published this November by Image Comics and SkyboundThe Labyrinth is Stålenhag’s fourth title.

The Labyrinth transports readers to a world covered by ruins and ash, the remnants of an otherworldly phenomenon that has ravaged the earth’s atmosphere and forced its few survivors deep underground. Matt, Sigrid, and Charlie leave the safe harbor of the enclave for an expedition into the wastelands of the surface world. During their journey they are forced to confront dark secrets from the time before civilization’s fall. The Kickstarter campaign doubled the project’s original goal.

The Labyrinth (ISBN: 978-1-5343-2069-7) will be available in hardcover for purchase at local comic book shops on Wednesday, November 3 and at independent bookstores or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo on Tuesday, November 9.

The Labyrinth

The Art of Overwatch is Back with a Second Deluxe Edition

The wait is over! Dark Horse Books and Blizzard Entertainment present The Art of Overwatch Volume 2 Deluxe Ed. This highly anticipated tome is filled with the behind-the-scenes work from four years of new Overwatch content, including heroes, skins, and maps!      

A deluxe-edition compendium including never-before-seen concept art for new characters—from Doomfist to Echo! This volume showcases new content from summer 2017 onward, including the development process around fan-favorite heroes, environments, and cinematics. Beyond new content, this all-encompassing guide goes further, expanding on the construction of unique, event-driven game modes, NPC design, and more. Introduction text and a sneak peek at Overwatch 2, meticulously crafted with the Overwatch game team, complete this beautiful collection. 

The Deluxe Edition features an exclusive cover rendered in eye-catching foil and comes with a clamshell case for the book, along with three lithographs housed in two portfolios. Created in close collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment, who will be offering the standard hardcover edition.

The Art of Overwatch Volume 2 Deluxe Ed will be available everywhere books are sold on October 27, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. The Art of Overwatch Volume 2 Deluxe Ed will retail for $99.99.

AMC, Skybound, and Image Announce The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe

AMC Networks, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Comics have announced The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe, a compilation of behind-the-scenes pre-production and production art from AMC’s iconic The Walking Dead series: The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Launching on September 29, 2021, the art book 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. The book marks AMC Networks’ first venture into book publishing.

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe is a 240-page hardcover book featuring a wrap-around cover with over 50 characters from all three shows, 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 will be available digitally and in print, and sold through Book Market and Comics Market, with an exclusive special variant edition available on Skybound.com and a second exclusive special variant edition available on TWDUshop.com.

A must-have for anyone who has ever shouted, “We are the Walking Dead!”

Udon Reveals the Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide

Charge up your Mega Buster and look to the sky! UDON Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of the Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide. The fan-favorite Mega Man X games took the classic platforming franchise in a dynamic new direction. In this future world filled with conflict and strife, sentient artificial beings known as Reploids have grown in population. When rogue Reploids called Mavericks threaten humanity, the daring Maverick Hunters rise up to meet them. Written by David Oxford and Nadia Oxford, The Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide is your ultimate handbook to the Reploids of the 22nd century!

Inside you’ll find detailed profiles of every dangerous Maverick, plus other important characters like X, Zero, Axl, Sigma, Vile, and many more. The book also includes a detailed appendix section covering X’s armors, vehicles, and the various forms of Sigma. Featuring a mix of classic Capcom art, and new art illustrated by Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, Mega Man X fans will not want to miss out on this essential guide!

Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide will be released on August 17, 2021 and is available for pre-order now! 

Jagex and Dark Horse Partner for Official ‘RuneScape’ Companion Book

In partnership with leading publisher Dark Horse Books, Jagex today announced that RuneScape: The First 20 Years—An Illustrated History will be published Autumn 2021 as an official companion tome to the game; giving players an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the iconic online fantasy RPG as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. A deluxe edition is also available exclusively on the RuneScape Merch Store for diehard fans that want something extra.

In 2001, gamers first arrived in RuneScape’s new online world of medieval fantasy. Two decades on, it has become one of the world’s longest-running online games and a global success story having welcomed almost 300 million player accounts.

Now the history and art of that world has been charted in RuneScape: The First 20 Years. It explores the detailed tapestry of RuneScape and its sister-title Old School RuneScape through exclusive interviews with the games’ designers and developers and hundreds of full-color illustrations, spanning the entire 20 years of its celebrated history.

RuneScape: The First 20 Years arrives in comic shops and bookstores on October 5, 2021, and is available for pre-order now through Amazon, and your local comic shops and bookstores for $39.99.

RuneScape: The First 20 Years (Deluxe Edition) features a special variant cover, card slipcase, hard-backed folio containing art prints, gold-edged pages and page marker and can be pre-ordered now exclusively from the RuneScape Merch Store priced $99.99.

Magnetic Press Announces Mongolian Wind – The Art of Lu Ming

Mongolian Wind

Multiple Eisner Award-nominated publisher Magnetic Press has announced the upcoming publication of Mongolian Wind, an amazingly illustrated artbook by creator Lu Ming, who is celebrated as the representative of Chinese realist comics.

Few artists are as complete as Lu Ming. Known for his hyper-realistic comics and his universe inspired by both medieval (Chinese and European) and music (he is also a professional guitarist and drummer), this collection is a look at his paintings, advertising illustrations (for which he won a Palme d’or at the Cannes Lion festival in 2008), storyboard and conceptual design work for feature films (including the legendary Tsui Hark’s Flying Sabers), and his sculptures (including the monumental Desert Grade presented at the Burning Man festival in Nevada).”

Lu Ming, the first Chinese illustrator to win a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, created Mongolian Wind because he felt the need to properly represent Chinese culture and history properly to the world.

For these important reasons, Mongolian Wind is being released in May 2021 in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month. This artbook will contain 120 pages and presented in a gallery-sized 9×12″ premium hardcover with spot UV and curved corners and is already available for pre-order at 21% off bring the price down to only $15.99 from the cover price of $19.99.

Preview: The Marvel Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt

The Marvel Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt

(W) Greg Hildebrandt, Tim Hildebrandt (A/CA) Greg Hildebrandt, Tim Hildebrandt
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
SRP: $59.99

Fans of classic fantasy illustration, and Marvel’s most iconic characters, are in for a one-of-a-kind treat with this book!

Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, collectively known as the Brothers Hildebrandt, have been at the forefront of fantasy illustrations for six decades. In the 1970s, their wildly popular and universally acclaimed J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings calendars helped to reintroduce new generations to this seminal fantasy work.

In 1994, Greg and Tim began an amazing relationship with Marvel Comics, producing the incredible Marvel Masterpieces trading card set, featuring all of the House of Ideas’ most incredible characters: Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Panther, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and so many others! That entire set is reproduced here, as well as showcasing model photos and preliminary drawings of the paintings.

Also included is the X-Men 2099 painted graphic novel by the Brothers (written by John Francis Moore), as well as a treasure trove of their entire output for Marvel, all illustrations from 1994 to today-more trading cards, posters, and others, and with insightful commentary, amusing anecdotes, and candid reminisces by the one and only Greg Hildebrandt.

The Marvel Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt
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