Dark Horse Comics has announced a new live reading event with Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series voice cast members Michaela Murphy (Toph), Jennie Kwan (Suki), and Jack De Sena (Sokka). In addition to the live reading, they will be joined by comics creators Faith Erin Hicks and Peter Wartman to discuss the latest Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel, Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy. The event will be broadcast live on both Dark Horse and Nickelodeon’s Twitch and YouTube channels on May 19, 2021 at 1 pm Pacific time (UTC -7).
A free digital excerpt of Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy will be available on the Dark Horse Digital platform beginning the morning of May 19, so fans can follow along during the live reading. After the live reading, fans in the live chat on Twitch will be able to participate in a moderated Q&A with both the voice actors and the graphic novel creators!
During the stream, Dark Horse will give away a prize pack including one copy each of the graphic novels Toph Beifong’s Metalbending Academy and Katara and the Pirate’s Silver. Participants must enter during the live broadcast in the Twitch chat (instructions will be given during the broadcast). One entry per person/Twitch account.
The video of the live session will be available on Twitch following the live broadcast to view on demand and will be made available with closed captions on YouTube for later viewing as well.
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.
Academy Award Winner Diablo Cody will adapt the screenplay for a film based on the Dark Horse Comic Lady Killer. Lady Killer was written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich and illustrated by Jones. Blake Lively will star in the film from Netflix.
Lady Killer takes place in the 1950s focusing on Josie Schuller, the perfect housewife. Josie also secretly works as a hired killer for the mafia who finds out about her double life and decides to have her killed.
The comic series debuted in 2015 running for two volumes, each five issues, and wrapping up in 2016.
Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment and Blake Lively and Kate Vorhoff for B for Effort will produce the film.
Purchase: comiXology: Lady Killer, Lady Killer 2 – Amazon: Lady Killer, Lady Killer 2 – Kindle: Lady Killer, Lady Killer 2
Jenny Zero is the story of super-uber-bad-ass-Kaiji-killin’ Jenny Zero. She has a seriously shitty attitude and personality and drinks and drugs like most people breathe. She doesn’t want to live up to the legacy of a father who set her on this path. However, she’s got a job to do and a really weird gun for killing kaiju. As the city is attacked, she mistakes the situation for a killshot and makes it even worse, for her and those around her.
Jenny Zero certainly has a cool premise but the biggest detraction for me was the main character. I felt Jenny was pretty much unlikeable. Jenny just comes off a bit too angry for me. Writers Dave Dwonch and Brockton McKinney do a lot to set up Jennys’ world and some truly exceptional work in building up the supporting cast. The dialogue felt fresh and Jenny is certainly put through a lot in this first issue. Ultimately, there’s not much redeemable about Jenny in the first issue to help me see past her as something other than someone who is on a downward spiral of drugs and family issues.
I could go back and forth about the art by Magenta King. At times, I did feel it wasn’t consistent and then there are times I would look at a page and just love it. It happens. I do feel that Megan Huang’s color work over King’s pencils really took the art to a level that I did enjoy. There is certainly something appealing about Magenta’s style. And while it isn’t built on high detail, the panels are full of art. The dance club pages, I thought, really showed some good attention to background detail that didn’t take shortcuts.
I’m not big on Jenny Zero #1. I really wanted to like it because what’s not to like about some bad-ass gal and her bad-ass gun just gunning down big critters? Sadly, I think the first issue (possibly) doesn’t do the main character much justice and just traps her as another edgy loose cannon with a chip on her shoulder the size of the world. That said, there’s definitely a character secret that reveals itself at the end that’s got me interested in what’s to come.
Story: Dave Dwonch and Brockton McKinney Art: Magenta King
Color: Megan Huang Letterer: Dave Dwonch
Story: 5.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 5.5
Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
The cult hit comic series, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, is getting the oversized Deluxe Edition treatment from Dark Horse Comics! Created by Gerard Way and longtime collaborator Shaun Simon, with art by Becky Cloonan, colors by Dan Jackson, and letters by Nate Piekos, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: California Deluxe Edition arrives this October!
Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one–the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI!
This oversized deluxe hardcover sits at 144 pages and collects issues #1-#5 of the 2014 series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: California—the deluxe format also includes a slipcase designed by Tony Ong and an exclusive print by Becky Cloonan, the short story “Dead Satellites,” with the expanded sketchbook section from the Limited Edition!
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: California Deluxe Edition will be available everywhere books are sold on October 20, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, TFAW, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. It will retail for $79.99.
From world-renowned creator Frank Miller, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the acclaimed crime noir series, Sin City arrives with a new softcover edition presented at original size with new wrap-around cover art and pinup gallery. The tale of Marv and his angel has never been seen like this before.
There is no light in a place like Sin City—only misery, crime, perversion . . . But for a single moment, amid the filth and degenerates, the hulking and unstable ex-con Marv has found an angel. She says her name is Goldie—a goddess who has blessed this wretched low-life with a night of heaven. But good things never last—a few hours later, Goldie is dead, murdered by his side without a mark on her body. Who was she? And who wanted her dead? The cops are on their way—it smells like a frame job, and this time they won’t let him live. Marv’s got a soul to send to hell, and it’s going to get nasty.
This edition of this classic comic opus includes a new pinup gallery featuring art from Joyce Chin, Amanda Conner, Klaus Janson, Paul Pope, Philip Tan, and Gerardo Zaffino. Devoted fans and new readers can again experience the groundbreaking and unparalleled noir masterpiece that has engrossed readers for nearly three decades! Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye will also be available in a deluxe format! The hardcover includes an exclusive sketchbook of never-before-published development art selected by Frank, in addition to a sleek slipcase.
These highly anticipated softcover fourth editions begin with Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume: 1 The Hard Goodbye arriving September 29, 2021, in comic shops and bookstores October 12, 2021, with subsequent volumes to be released over the course of the following months. Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye is available for pre-order now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local comic shop now for $25.00. Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye Deluxe is available for pre-order now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local comic shop now for $100.00.
The groundbreaking one-of-a-kind series from Eisner-nominated co-creator of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire Christopher Cantwell, artist Martín Morazzo, and color by Miroslav Mrva, comes to an astonishing finale in the original graphic novel She Could Fly: Fight or Flight.
After an intense brain surgery, Luna’s mental imbalances are more manageable, but still problematic. Now 18, she’s estranged from her parents and forging a life on her own. But Luna soon discovers that there’s a new Flying Woman in town… one that’s hellbent on causing havoc and terror.
After witnessing this new Flying Villain, Luna’s purpose finally becomes clear. She must be the one to fly—for the good of Chicago, for the sake of her family, for the memory of Mayura, and for herself.
And this battle will all take place above the city skyline…
She Could Fly: Fight or Flight will be in comic shops on October 6, 2021, and in book stores on October 19, 2021.
Graphic Audio and Recorded Books have inked a content publishing deal with comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics. As part of the agreement, Graphic Audio will publish several proprietary graphic novels by Dark Horse, while Recorded Books will publish audiobooks for several Dark Horse prose novels to be named soon.
Here’s a taste of what’s to come!
- The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask by Christopher Cantwell and Patric Reynolds
- X Volume 1: Big Bad by Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen
- Ghost: In the Smoke and Din by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Phil Noto, Jenny Frison, Alex Ross
- Living with the Dead: A Zombie Bromance by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse Founder and CEO) and Ben Stenbeck
The titles will be available on Graphic Audio’s website store at www.graphicaudio.net and everywhere digital audiobooks are sold.