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Avatar: The Last Airbender Gets Chibified in Avatar: The Last Airbender – Chibi: Aang’s Unfreezing Day

Dark Horse Books and Nickelodeon have revealed a new line of books for the smallest fans of Avatar the Last Airbender in the upcoming book line Avatar: The Last Airbender—Chibi, launching September 2021!

Avatar: The Last Airbender—Chibi launches with Aang’s Unfreezing Day. When Aang was frozen in an iceberg for a hundred years, he managed to forget his birthday! Luckily his friends Katara, Toph, Sokka, and Zuko plan to surprise him with a new special day to celebrate. But they’ll have to be careful while they prepare–it’s a surprise!

Celebrated children’s author Kelly Leigh Miller teams with Avatar fandom favorite artist Diana Sim to bring young Avatar fans and their families this heartwarming tale of love, celebration, and friendship, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series writer Tim Hedrick.

Avatar: The Last Airbender — Chibi Vol. 1: Aang’s Unfreezing Day arrives September 7, 2021.

Avatar: The Last Airbender -- Chibi Vol. 1: Aang’s Unfreezing Day

When There’s No More Room in Development Hell… Untold Horror Takes You Behind the Curtain in July

Some of the most mind-bending, jaw-dropping and heart-stopping tales in the history of genre film are the ones that never made it to the screen… Dark Horse Books has a story to tell—or rather, untold stories, insightful interviews, and behind-the-scenes looks from horror legends George A. Romero, John Landis, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen, Richard Stanley, Vincenzo Natali, and more, conducted by former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue magazine, Dave Alexander, about the scariest movies never made. Crack the spine, if you dare, and discover the Untold Horror!

Take a behind-the-scenes look into development hell to find the most incredible horror movies that never were, from unmade Re-Animator sequels to a couple H.R. Giger passion projects, to alternate takes on legendary franchises such as Frankenstein, Dracula and Jaws!

Features art, scripts, and other eye-popping production material from unmade films that still might make you scream—with insights from influential directors, screenwriters, and producers with decades of experience.

Untold Horror hardcover will be in comic shops on July 28, 2021 and in book stores on August 10, 2021.

Untold Horror

Dark Horse Books & Squanch Games To Release The Art of Trover Saves The Universe This Summer

Dark Horse Books and Squanch Games invite you to experience Trover in a whole new dimension with The Art of Trover Saves the Universe, the most bizarre and hilarious art book ever created! Or don’t. Whatever. Who are we to tell you what to do?

In Trover Saves the Universe, which is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Quest, and PC, the cosmos is at stake, and it’s up to you and Trover to save everything. Travel the universe with Trover, controlling his every move, and work together to save your dogs from a beaked monster, fight aliens across creative levels, and make questionable choices along the way.

Allowing any and all fans of Trover and Justin Roiland to feast your eyeholes on 192-pages of crazy concept art and intimate developer commentary, this oversized, full-color art book is the perfect companion to the game. 

The Art of Trover Saves the Universe will be available everywhere books are sold for $39.99 USD (MSRP) on July 28, 2021.

The Art of Trover Saves the Universe

Buckaroo Banzai Gets a Long-Awaited Sequel from Creator E.M. Rauch

The long-anticipated sequel to the sci-fi novel and motion picture The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is finally here! As told by the Reno Kid to Buckaroo Banzai chronicler E.M. Rauch (Buckaroo Banzai novelist and screenwriter), this novel reintroduces everyone’s favorite scientist-surgeon-entertainer-daredevil as he sets off on a brand-new hair-raising adventure in Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League, et al: A Compendium of Evils!      

Still mourning the losses of his beloved Penny Priddy and his surrogate father Professor Hikita, Buckaroo Banzai must also contend with the constant threat of attack from his immortal nemesis Hanoi Xan, ruthless leader of the World Crime League. To make matters worse, Planet 10 warrior queen John Emdall has sent her Lectroid legions against Earth with a brutal ultimatum. Or is her true target Buckaroo Banzai? As the apocalyptic threats continue to mount, only Buckaroo and his Hong Kong Cavaliers stand in the way of global destruction—or in the words of one of the movie’s iconic lines: “Laugh-a while you can, monkey boy!”

Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League is a 544-page hardcover prose novel and will retail for $29.99. It will be available everywhere books are sold August 10, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, and are your local comic shop and bookstore.

Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League, et al: A Compendium of Evils

Expand your Kingdom Hearts knowledge with Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III

Dark Horse Books, Square Enix, and Disney present Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III. Originally published in Japanese, this English translation of the fan-favorite reference guide is sure to capture the imaginations of Disney fans and gamers everywhere, arriving June 2021.

A gorgeous oversized hardcover collecting Kingdom Hearts art and trivia, leading up to the events of the most current entry in the beloved saga!

Enter the magical worlds of Disney as featured in the hit Kingdom Hearts video game series! This meticulously crafted tome showcases each of Kingdom Hearts’ unique worlds, characters, and equipment, encompassing all the games predating Kingdom Hearts III. Explore character profiles from icons like King Mickey and Goofy to modern favorites like Tron or Captain Jack Sparrow. Study detailed summaries of story arcs, along with rare concept designs and storyboards! No stone is left unturned in this grand overview, which includes content from Kingdom Hearts Final Mix through Kingdom Hearts Unchained X.

Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III arrives in comic shops and bookstores June 15, 2021, and is available for pre-order now for $44.99.

Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III

Explore Classic Hellboy Stories Chosen by Mike Mignola

The stories of the Hellboy Universe are some of the most celebrated and beloved in comics fandom. Blending folklore, horror, mythology, action, and adventure, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Lobster Johnson, and Sir Edward Grey for more than two decades. Beginning in 2021, Dark Horse Books will publish four volumes of essential Hellboy Universe stories, all selected by Mike Mignola, each featuring all-new covers by Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart.

The Hellboy Universe Essentials line debuts in July 2021 with Hellboy Universe Essentials: Hellboy. Priced at $14.99, the trade paperback will collect these iconic stories: The Chained Coffin, The Third Wish, Pancakes, The Nature of the Beast, The Corpse, The Baba Yaga, A Christmas Underground, The Ghoul, and The Troll Witch.

That release will be followed by Hellboy Universe Essentials: B.P.R.D. in November 2021, followed by Hellboy Universe Essentials: Lobster Johnson in March of 2022, and Hellboy Universe Essentials: Witchfinder in July of 2022.

Hellboy Universe Essentials: Hellboy will be available in comic stores on July 7, 2021 and in bookstores on July 21, 2021.

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia Celebrates 30 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog

Celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary with a new full-color hardcover historical retrospective that explores nearly every one of the blue blur’s video game appearances in Dark Horse Books’ upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia, arriving on June 1, 2021.

Dive deep into the extensive lore and exhaustive detail of each game in Sonic’s ever-expanding universe—from the beloved SEGA Genesis to the most bleeding-edge video game consoles. This tome leaves no stone unturned, showcasing in-depth looks at the characters, settings, and stories from each exciting installment.

Dark Horse Books and SEGA present the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia—a must-have volume for any fan of the world’s speediest hedgehog.

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook to Benefit Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen

Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook

During the coronavirus quarantine, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola posted original pencil sketches online and auctioned off the art to raise money for Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen. The sketches went viral and were the talk of the comics internet. Now those sketches will be in print for the first time in a new, oversized hardcover collection from Dark Horse Books, with all profits going to World Central Kitchen (WCK).

The book features an introduction by Christine Mignola, alongside sketches of Hellboy, beloved and unexpected pop culture characters, macabre chess pieces, gothic vegetable creatures, strange vampires, and more.

Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook features Mignola’s eclectic and unexpected interpretations of pop culture characters including:

  • Batman
  • Dracula
  • The General Mills Cereal Monsters (Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry)
  • HR Puffnstuff
  • Masters of the Universe characters (including He-Man and Skeletor)
  • Punch and Judy
  • The Tin Man

Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook goes on sale in comic book shops on March 3, 2021 and in bookstores on March 16, 2021.

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook Delivers A Curated Look at the First Part of the Critical Role’s Mighty Nein Campaign

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook

Dark Horse Books is delighted to announce that the Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook is now available for pre-order through all major book and comics retailers.

Straight from the second campaign of the wildly popular Critical Role webseries, the deluxe edition of The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein showcases 264 pages of art created by the Critical Role fan community, with accompanying text written by Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, Dani Carr, and the cast of Critical Role. This artbook is the perfect way to revisit the beginnings of the Mighty Nein through the in-world perspective of Expositor Beauregard Lionett and the archivists of the Cobalt Soul.

The Deluxe Edition includes exclusive features such as a faux-leather, foil-stamped cover and decorative clamshell box featuring art by Lauryn Ipsum and designed by Cindy Cacarez-Sprague, an annotated map of the Dwendalian Empire by Deven Rue, a triptych-style lithograph featuring exclusive art by Sam Hogg, character sketches of each of the Mighty Nein by Nick Robles, a flyer for the Fletching & Moondrop Traveling Carnival of Curiosities by Will Kirkby, an invitation to the Lavish Chateau Helen Mask, blueprints for the Tinkertop Bolt Blaster 1000 by Fernando Furukawa, a pamphlet on the Traveler by Ceri Giddens, and embossed flower sketches on vellum by Lauryn Ipsum.

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook is available everywhere books are sold starting November 10, 2020. This oversized deluxe hardcover will retail for $124.99.

Master Chief is Back in The Art of Halo Infinite

Dark Horse Books, 343 Industries, and Xbox Game Studios are teaming up to bring you a closer look at the Master Chief’s journey in The Art of Halo Infinite and The Art of Halo Infinite Deluxe Edition.

The Master Chief is back in Halo Infinite, the biggest and most visually spectacular Haloyet. Halo Infinite will debut on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, Microsoft’s fastest and most powerful console ever. To take full advantage of its prodigious graphical prowess, 343 Industries built an all-new, next-generation game engine, giving their world-class artists the tools and technology to realize the beauty, mystery and wonder of the Halo universe in unprecedented style and fidelity. 343 Industries have given Dark Horse access to the art and artists who have brought Halo Infinite to vibrant, vivid lifeIt’s all here in unparalleled detail, the heroes you’ve grown to love—the Master Chief, the brave soldiers of the UNSC, as well as the weapons, vehicles, villains and vistas—and of course, the eponymous and magnificent environments of Halo itself.

The Art of Halo Infinite also features a brand-new cover from legendary concept artist and Halo Infinite’s Art Director, Sparth! Join us as we take you from concept to launch inside the artwork of the most ambitious Halo game to date.

The Art of Halo Infinite Deluxe Edition features a unique cover resembling the Mjolnir Power Armor worn by the Master Chief himself, along with other exclusive features that make this edition a must-have for all Halo fans!

The Art of Halo Infinite and The Art of Halo Infinite Deluxe Edition will go on-sale Holiday 2020, coinciding with the release date of Halo Infinite. This meticulously crafted tome features 200-pages of beautiful art and will retail for $39.99 for the standard edition and $79.99 for the Deluxe Edition.

The Art of Halo Infinite
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