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NYCC 2018: The Legend of Korra Continues at Dark Horse with Series Co-Creator Michael Dante DiMartino

Three years after the groundbreaking and beloved Nickelodeon animated series The Legend of Korra ended, Dark Horse Books published the official continuation of the series, picking up right where it left off with the best-selling three-part graphic novel series The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars. After reinvigorating the series, introducing new characters, and exploring the fan-favorite romance of Korra and Asami, original series co-creator and writer Michael Dante DiMartino returns alongside new artist Michelle Wong or a new three-part story arc, The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire featuring the return of Kuvira, the archvillain of The Legend of Korra!

On the eve of its first elections, the Earth Kingdom finds its future endangered by its past. Even as Kuvira stands trial for her crimes, vestiges of her imperial ambitions threaten to undermine the nation’s democratic hopes. However, when Korra, Asami, Mako, and Bolin disagree on the solution, drastic measures will be taken to halt a new march to war and Korra must decide whom to trust as the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance!

The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One TPB goes on sale May 21, 2019.

Differently Morphous, the Latest and Greatest Absurd Tale from the Mind of Yahtzee Croshaw

After centuries of successfully keeping magic out of the public eye, the Ministry of Occultism faces new challenges in the age of social media, government scrutiny, public relations, and political correctness. The fact that otherworldly gelatinous creatures are infesting the English countryside while a magical serial killer is on the loose isn’t making their job any easier. On the job are the Ministry’s top agents: a junior operative with a photographic memory (and not much else), a couple of overgrown schoolboys with godlike powers, and a demonstrably insane magician.

Differently Morphous is the latest and greatest tale to emerge from the mind of writer (and demonstrably insane magician) Yahtzee Croshaw and is being published by Dark Horse Books.

Differently Morphous TPB goes on sale May 20, 2019, and is available for pre-order. This demented and delightful prose novel retails for only $12.99!

Dark Horse and Compulsion Games Take You In To the Art of We Happy Few

Dark Horse Books and Compulsion Games are filled with joy to bring audiences The Art of We Happy Few. This hardcover companion to the game offers two-hundred pages of mind-bending art and insightful creator commentary that showcases the unique retro-futuristic style of We Happy Few, a game of paranoia and survival in a drugged out, dystopian society.

The game is set in 1964 against the backdrop of an alternative timeline of events after World War II. The citizens of the fictional English city of Wellington Wells, to forget a Very Bad Thing they did, take a drug known as “Joy”—a delightful hallucinogenic antidote to their despair, with the mild side effect of making them easily controlled and morally malleable. But happiness isn’t so easily found for everyone. The Downers — awful citizens who refuse to take their Joy — are a menace to society, and as such are hunted by the police. If only they knew what was best for them! Turning their frown upside down is just a trip away!

Don’t be a Downer by missing out on this perfect companion to the psychedelic video game experience!

The Art of We Happy Few HC goes on sale November 13, 2018, and is available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This 200-page volume retails for $39.99.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Gets an Art Book

Dark Horse Books has announced preorders are now available for The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, a beautifully designed hardcover book featuring exclusive commentary and never-before-seen art from the creation of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The book goes on sale March 5, 2019, and the film arrives in theaters on March 1, 2019.

This brilliantly illustrated full-color book celebrates the astonishing film, showcasing the surprising new tale of Toothless and Hiccup through hundreds of pieces of original art.  The book includes commentary by director Dean DeBlois and the many talented artists who worked on the film.

The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World HC goes on sale March 5, 2019, and is available now for pre-order at Amazon and your local comic shop. This 184-page volume retails for $39.99.

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.

Dark Horse Walks in the Footsteps of the Division!

Dark Horse Books and Ubisoft have partnered to bring fans a meticulously crafted and unique insight into the critically-acclaimed role-playing action game with The World of Tom Clancy’s The Division. Packed with incisive lore and detailed art, this 192-page hardcover brings readers into the ravaged streets of New York City and Washington D.C. as seen in Ubisoft’s record-breaking video game series.

Millions lay dead in the aftermath of a catastrophic biological attack, and the disease continues to spread. With infrastructure in ruins and D.C. on the brink of collapse, the agents of the Division are called to action as the only hope to restore order. If the agents fail, the nation will fall. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn all there is to know about the tactical methods, the high-tech tools, and the all-important mission of the Division!

In addition to this comprehensive lore book, Dark Horse Comics and Ubisoft will expand on the world of Tom Clancy’s The Division franchise with a comic book series arriving in 2019!

The World of Tom Clancy’s The Division HC goes on sale March 19, 2019.

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.

Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva, and Emma Vieceli Deliver a Twist with Olivia Twist Published by Berger Books

Dark Horse and Berger Books are pleased to announce the next series in the critically acclaimed imprint, Olivia Twist, a female-centric futuristic fable.

Olivia Twistmarks the first time internationally bestselling novelist Darin Strauss will venture into the comics medium. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for his memoir Half a Life, he’s joined by short fiction author Adam Dalva as cowriter. Artist Emma Vieceli and colorist Lee Loughridge bring the series to illustrated life. Top women comics artists, Vanesa Del Rey, Tula Lotay, Sana Takeda, and Emma Vieceli, create the gorgeous cover art for this reimagining of the classic character.

In a dangerous future London, teenage orphan Olivia Twist joins the Esthers, a rag-tag gang of girl thieves, to save a boy she barely knows. Led by the elegant, queenly Fagin, they steal from the rich inhabitants of Vertical City while battling the illegally-augmented Trads for control of the streets.

But Olivia’s life of newfound friendships in this world of internment camps and dark technology gets even more complicated when she discovers that she has more power and wealth than she’s ever dreamed of. But it comes at an unfathomable cost.

The first issue of a four-part miniseries, Olivia Twist goes on sale September 19, 2018, and will be available for preorder at your local comic shop later this month for $4.99.

Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy this October

Dark Horse has revealed details from the upcoming Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy. Author Florent Gorges, one of France’s leading video game historians, sets out to explore the 50 years thus far in the career of legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano.

Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy is a beautiful celebration of the life and imagery of Japan’s master of fantasy and science fiction art! This handsome, landscape-style hardback contains nearly 400 illustrations and photos from the incredible career of Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano. But Beyond the Fantasy covers far more than just the famous game series. Amano’s artistic journey goes back to his first job in 1967—age 15, working on Speed Racer! From animator to illustrator, to internationally exhibited painter, this biography is a look not only into the work of Amano’s life, but the influences, techniques, philosophy, and family that have nurtured it.

The Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy Limited Edition is a must-have for any Amano fan. Its three colors, black, red, and gold, are designed to evoke Amano’s own favorite hues—and his father’s traditional lacquerware craft that influenced him from childhood!

The black slipcase of the Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy Limited Edition contains not only the same 328-page gold hardback biography from the regular edition, but also the elegant red 96-page Yoshitaka Amano—Paris Sketchbook, a landscape-style softcover with French flaps. The Paris Sketchbook follows Amano through the famous city in a photo essay, collecting the sketches of the people he made along the way!

Besides the gold and red books, the Limited Edition also contains a portfolio with a region-free Blu-ray (subtitled in English) featuring almost three hours of talk and interviews with the creator and the documentary makers, containing bonus information and archival images not in the biography. You’ll walk with Amano through the streets of Paris, shop with him for drawing supplies and art books, and experience a “live draw” in his studio, showing Amano’s exact technique from blank sheet to finished Vampire Hunter D painting! A mini-lithograph of the painting and a Final Fantasy illustration is also included in the portfolio—and finally, the Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy Limited Edition features an individually signed card from Amano himself!

The Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy hardcover is 328 pages and retails for $49.99. The Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy Limited Editionis 424 pages total and retails for $149.99. Both editions go on sale October 10, 2018, and are available for preorder.

Mark Buckingham Adapts Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories for Dark Horse

Eisner Award-winning creator Mark Buckingham is adapting four of New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s prose short stories for the upcoming graphic novel anthology Likely Stories, to be published as a hardcover original graphic novel by Dark Horse Books later this year. Buckingham will adapt and illustrate the stories “Looking for the Girl”, “Foreign Parts”, “Closing Time”, and “Feeders and Eaters.” These dark and imaginative tales feature an odd and subtly linked world of bizarre venereal diseases, a creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat, a man obsessed with a skin model from a magazine, and a story within a story about ghosts.

Likely Stories was previously adapted for television, originally airing on Sky TV before airing on Shudder in 2016. For the graphic novel adaptation, Buckingham will be working from the source material—the original prose stories.

Likely Stories will retail for $17.99 when it goes on sale in comic shops on August 29 and in bookstores on September 11, 2018.

 

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