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ComiXology Originals Announces We Only Kill Each Other by Stephanie Phillips and Peter Krause

ComiXology Originals will be releasing We Only Kill Each Other, a new gritty violent 5-issue historical fiction comic book series written by up and comer Stephanie Phillips, illustrated by Peter Krause, with colors by Ellie Wright, lettering by Troy Peteri and covers by superstar artist Dave JohnsonWe Only Kill Each Other issue #1 arrives digitally from comiXology Originals November 16, 2021 and will debut in print next year.

The year is 1938. The threat of World War II looms over the United States, where Nazi sympathizers and fascists have taken root on American soil in alarming numbers. In New York City, resistance to the American Nazi movement grows amongst the ranks of Jewish-American gangsters. Enter Jonas Kaminsky, a rising small-time gangster who’s embroiled in a turf war with Levi Solomon, an old-time mob boss with millions tied up in gambling and booze. When thrown together in an unexpected circumstance, it turns out that the one thing these gangsters hate more than each other is Nazis.

We Only Kill Each Other collecting issues #1-5 [136 pages / color / ISBN: 978-1-50672808-7 /MSRP $19.99/25.99 pbk] arrives in print for the first time from Dark Horse Books on April 19, 2022.

Dive Into the World of Halo with the Halo Encyclopedia

In the 26th century, humanity relentlessly continues its fight for survival, an enduring conflict set against the enigmatic backdrop of the ancient ringworld known as Halo. Spanning eons of time and immeasurable light years in space, the Halo Encyclopedia, presented by Dark Horse Books and 343 Industries, encompasses two decades of epic storytelling with stunning, never-before-seen art and the most comprehensive and detailed exploration yet of Halo’s myriad characters, mysterious worlds, and incredible technologies.

Halo’s universe is vast in scale and intricate in detail, illuminating vibrant stories filled with bold characters, breathtaking worlds, and thrilling conflicts. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Halo, Dark Horse and 343 Industries have joined forces to deliver the most definitive guide to Halo ever conceived.

Halo Encyclopedia HC will be available in bookstores March 29, 2022 and in comic shops March 30, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Halo Encyclopedia will retail for $49.99.

Halo Encyclopedia

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

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.

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.

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
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