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Exclusive: Roberto Ricci and David Aja’s Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #2 covers revealed!

It hurts. Night City hurts. The suffering runs deep and the deeper one falls, the longer the self-prescribed dreams play. Fortune, hope, love —all made possible by DMS technology. But not everyone desires a happy ending. A braindance repairman discovers that the answer to pain . . . comes in a blackout.

Explore the darkest parts of Night City in Dark Horse Comic‘s next series from the world of Cyberpunk 2077, Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout! Writer Bartosz Sztybor is joined by artist Robert Ricci, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Frank Cvetkovic

We have the exclusive reveal of Robert Ricci and David Aja‘s cover for Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #2.

Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #2

Writer: Bartosz Sztybor
Penciller/Inker: Roberto Ricci
Colorist: Fabiana Mascolo
Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic
Cover artist: Roberto Ricci
Variant Cover: David Aja
On sale: 7/6/22

Arturo’s heist scheme is set in motion—all he needs is a team—a trusted cyberpunk, the best driver in Night City, and an unlikely ally within one of the city’s most corrupt institutions. Choices have consequences, but this time, the choice is his.

The Stories of Night City Continue in Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout

Explore the darkest parts of Night City in Dark Horse Comic‘s next series from the world of Cyberpunk 2077, Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout! Writer Bartosz Sztybor is joined by artist Robert Ricci, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Frank Cvetkovic. Featuring variant covers by Max Fiumara.

It hurts. Night City hurts. The suffering runs deep and the deeper one falls, the longer the self-prescribed dreams play. Fortune, hope, love —all made possible by DMS technology. But not everyone desires a happy ending. A braindance repairman discovers that the answer to pain . . . comes in a blackout.

Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #1 (of 4) will be available at comic stores on June 1, 2022.

Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #1

The Witcher Receives New Limited-Edition Print and Comic

Ahead of the May 26 release of The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1 in comic shops, fans will be able to purchase a limited edition print and comic bundle through Dark Horse Direct with exclusive art and cover by Anato Finnstark.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament follows famed witcher Geralt after a routine hunt. But when the captured witch is burned at the stake, Geralt is haunted by images of her death, and a harrowing warning begins to take shape. Soon, Geralt finds himself drawn into the mystery surrounding this heinous persecution. The story is brought to life by acclaimed CD PROJEKT RED writer and narrative manager Bartosz Sztybor, joined by artist Vanesa R. del Rey, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Aditya Bidikar.

Included in the bundle is The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1 and an 11”x17” fine art lithograph print which is full-bleed and hand-numbered, and printed on silver foil paper. The bundle will be limited to a print run of 300, so order yours today!

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament Comic Bundle arrives May 2021, and is available for purchase through Dark Horse Direct for $49.99.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament Comic Bundle

The World of The Witcher Continues in Witch’s Lament

Acclaimed CD PROJEKT RED writer and narrative manager Bartosz Sztybor is joined by artist Vanesa R. del Rey, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Aditya Bidikar for the latest comic series from the world of the hit videogame The Witcher in The Witcher: Witch’s Lament beginning May 26, 2021.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament follows famed witcher Geralt after a routine hunt. But when the captured witch is burned at the stake, Geralt is haunted by images of her death, and a harrowing warning begins to take shape. Soon, Geralt finds himself drawn into the mystery surrounding this heinous persecution.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1 (of four) arrives May 26, 2021.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1

Review: The Witcher: Fading Memories #1

The Witcher: Fading Memories #1

I’m certainly someone who jumped on The Witcher train late. Once the stories of Geralt of Rivia were on Netflix, I ate them up. I jumped into the books, into Witcher 3 on PS 4, and then last but not least, the Dark Horse stories that were published. Truth be told, I’m not an easy sell on licensed comics. I do tend to feel they never do proper justice in the medium to where the stories originate. That said, I think The Witcher stories Dark Horse has published are pretty great.

In The Witcher: Fading Memories #1, Geralt’s work as a slayer of beasts has slowed of late and he takes up work with a fisherman only to be pulled away to fight foglets. Something isn’t quite right with the behavior of the foglets, leaving Geralt wanting to stay longer to investigate.

Part of what works is the build-up with the Witcher’s adventures. There’s some exceptionally good groundwork built here for a story that bounced between his work helping Badreine’s mayoress with the murderous foglets to his work as a fisherman. I credit Bartosz Sztybor with crafting an intriguing first chapter.

Amad Mir’s artwork lends itself to establishing a dark and murky atmosphere to Geralt’s adventure. It’s not the most detailed artwork but that’s alright. The coloring did fit but I would have liked a bit more of an expanded color palette.

Overall, I’m not overly impressed with the art but I am enjoying where the story is going. I’m still looking to take in as much of the Witcher’s adventures that I can and The Witcher: Fading Memories #1 continues to help the comic book stories of the Witcher excel in this medium.

Story: Bartosz Sztybor Art: Amad Mir
Color: Hamidreza Sheykh Letterer: Steve Dutro
Story: 8.0 Art: 5.0 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Read

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Geralt Returns to Comics in The Witcher: Fading Memories

For fans who can’t get enough of the White Wolf, CD Projekt Red and Dark Horse Comics are teaming up again to bring you a brand-new story set in the world of the smash hit game series! Penned by Bartosz Sztybor and illustrated by Amad Mir, with a cover by Evan CagleThe Witcher: Fading Memories follows the further adventures of Geralt of Rivia.

Geralt has become impoverished and dejected since monster threats have seemingly vanished. Times have always been hard for Witchers—but without continual work, his situation has worsened. As Geralt explores new possibilities for his life path, he receives a request from the Mayor of Towitz, a small town where children are being kidnapped by Foglets…but something feels off about this new threat.

The Witcher: Fading Memories #1 (of four) goes on sale June 17, 2020.

The Witcher: Fading Memories #1

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens HC

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Bartosz Sztybor, Chan Chau, Sarah Webb, Aud Koch
Artist: Jakub Rebelka, Chan Chau, Sarah Webb, Aud Koch
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Cory Godbey
Price: $24.99

The critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens showcases four enchanting tales of mermaids and underwater creatures, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.

Collects the complete four-issue series!

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Sirens HC

A First Look at Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens #1, the first story in the four-issue comic book series based on the Emmy Award-winning classic television show,Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, about a cold, cruel fisherman and his captured siren, available in stores April 3, 2019.

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens #1 by writer Bartosz Sztybor and artist Jakub Rebelkaspins the tale of a successful fisherman whose heart is as cold and unyielding as the coins he treasures above all else, including his wife and daughter. One night he chances upon a beautiful mermaid and bewitched by her voice, he imprisons her, abandoning his family and his life in order to listen to her siren song. But no heart can withstand the beauty of such music for long, and her notes eventually lead the fisherman on a journey to discover what he truly cherishes most in life. 

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens #1 features a main connecting cover by Cory Godbey and a variant cover by artist Jakub Rebelka.

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Sirens #1

Discover the Allure of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens

BOOM! Studios has announced Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirensan all-new four-issue comic series based on the Emmy Award-winning classic television show, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, spinning new tales about enchanting creatures from folklore and the deep, available in stores April 2019. 

Featuring beautiful stories told by some of today’s most exciting voices, including Jakub Rebelka with Bartosz Sztybor, Chan Chau, Sarah Webb, and Aud KochJim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirensdives deep into the legends and myths of mermaids from all over the world, and what happens when humanity answers their call.

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens features main connecting covers by Cory Godbey, along with variant covers by artists Jakub Rebelka, Chan Chau, Sarah Webb, and Aud Koch.

The comic comes to shelves April 3, 2019.

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Sirens #1
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Sirens #2
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Sirens #3
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Sirens #4
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