Dark Horse has announced an Expanded Edition of 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man from New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Matt Kindt! 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man (Expanded Edition) is a decades-spanning tale of love, secrets, aging, espionage, and family set in the same universe as Kindt’s other creations Dept. H and MIND MGMT. In 2009, Dark Horse released 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man to great critical acclaim! This beautiful first installment was followed by 3 Story: Secret Files of the Giant Man, which provided fans a more in-depth look at Craig Pressgang’s early spy adventures.
3 Story is a modern fable that explores the life of a giant man, Craig Pressgang, whose strange medical condition causes continuous growth. Told by the three women who knew him best, 3 Story follows Craig’s amazing journey from birth to his eventual three-story height. 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man (Expanded Edition) collects 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man and 3 Story: Secret Files of the Giant Man. Craig Pressgang’s life is well documented in his official CIA biography, Giant Man: Pillar of America, but the heroic picture it paints is only half the story. The continuous growth caused by Craig’s strange gigantism brings a variety of problems as he becomes more isolated and unknowable.
3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man TPB (Expanded Edition) goes on sale August 1, 2018. The 208-page collection retails for $19.99.
Foodies and horror fanatics rejoice! Dark Horse is pleased to reveal that Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts hardcover collection is now available for preorder!
Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts features terrifying tales cooked up by the best-selling author and veteran chef, Anthony Bourdain and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose, back again from their New York Times #1 bestseller, Get Jiro!. This collection also contains all-new, original recipes prepared by Bourdain himself, plus a guide to the ghostly legendary spirits behind these horrifying tales.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo Period game Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai or 100 Candles, played by samurai warriors to test their courage, Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts reimagines this classic game of dread and terror as a circle of international chefs invoke modern tales of horror, terrifying yokai, yorei, and obake, all with the common thread of food—and pray that they survive the night.
This horror anthology features art from stellar artists Sebastian Cabrol, Francesco Francavilla, Irene Koh, Leonardo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Paul Pope, Vanesa Del Rey, and Mateus Santolouco with fantastic color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.
Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts goes on sale September 19, 2018.
This summer, writer Brian Wood, artist Mack Chater and Dark Horse Comics will unleash the new ongoing comic book series Sword Daughter, a Viking revenge saga unlike any other. The co-creators of the acclaimed Briggs Land, along with colorist Jose Villarubia, letterer Nate Piekos, and cover artist Greg Smallwood, are creating a raw and violent story that is a testament to the power of redemption and the resiliency of family, and a visually stunning tribute to samurai cinema.
In Sword Daughter, the Forty Swords arrive at night and, under the cover of darkness, murder an entire village. Only two people survive the slaughter: the infant Elsbeth and her grief-stricken father, Dag. Setting off on a revenge quest that will span the width of Viking Age Europe, they find the key to repairing their damaged relationship lies in the swords they carry.
Each oversized issue of the first story arc of Sword Daughter by Wood, Chater, colorist Jose Villarubia and letterer Nate Piekos features 28 story pages, covers by Greg Smallwood and variant covers by co-creator Chater. Sword Daughter #1 debuts on June 6, 2018.
American Gods: My Ainsel #1
Story and Words: Neil Gaiman
Script and Layouts: P. Craig Russell
Art: Scott Hampton
Colorist: Scott Hampton and Jennifer Anderson
Cover Artist: Glenn Fabry
Variant Cover Artist: David Mack
The comic book adaptation of American Gods, the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman, returns with American Gods: My Ainsel #1.
The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war!
Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country where they set up aliases, meet new gods, and prepare for war.
Dark Horse has already announced the release of the Super Mario Encyclopedia as part of their ongoing publishing partnership with Nintendo and they have now announced the Super Mario Encyclopedia Limited Edition.
Like the standard edition, the Super Mario Encyclopedia Limited Edition includes content from all seventeen Super Mario games spanning more than 30 years of the franchise’s history. This deluxe limited edition comes with an embossed slipcase designed to look like the iconic Super Mario Question Mark Block! Inside, you’ll uncover one of four covers-Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom-each accentuated with shimmering holofoil! The book also includes a ribbon bookmark, printed with the original vine design from Super Mario Bros., and a sky-and-cloud design printed along the pages’ edge.
Specific cover images cannot be requested or guaranteed. But the mystery is part of the fun! Each cover variant is printed in equal quantities.
Super Mario Encyclopedia Limited Edition goes on sale October 23, 2018, the 256-page volume retails for $79.99. You can pre-order it now from Amazon, TFW, or your local comic shop.
Magic meets the modern world in a hilarious new series from Kristen Gudsnuk and Rafer Roberts, Modern Fantasy.
Modern Fantasy follows three friends, new to the big city, as they struggle to keep their crappy day jobs and pay off their student loans. A young Ranger woman, her drug-dealing reptilian wizard roommate, and her boisterous Dwarf maiden BFF as they embark on a modern day quest to save the world. The roommates become embroiled in danger when one of their significant other’s finds himself taken by criminals, and the trio must get their $#!& together to save him.
Modern Fantasy #1 goes on sale on June 27, 2018.
You’ve never seen magical girls like this! Co-writers Jen Bartel and Tyler Bartel step into the ring for Crystal Fighters, a unique story described as Sailor Moon meets Street Fighter! Originally offered on the digital platform Stela, Dark Horse will publish the complete Chaos Arena: Crystal Fighters web comic series to trade paperback for the first time ever!
Crystal Fighters follows a bored teen named Stella who has grown up in a world fully immersed in virtual reality games. But like many teens, her parents restrict her gaming to safe “age-appropriate” games. Enter “Crystal Fighters,” a magical girl game filled with bright colors and nauseating positivity. But for Stella, things take a turn for the interesting when she discovers an underground magical girl fight club within the game that adds a whole new level of thrills and danger to her once mundane gaming experience. But the phrase “be careful what you wish for” soon takes on a whole new meaning as she discovers a dark side to the magical girls as she is pulled into a series of tournaments in the virtual reality game that could have real-world consequences.
Crystal Fighters TPB goes on sale August 29, 2018.
Dark Horse continues to expand its Berger Books imprint with legendary Vertigo founding editor Karen Berger with a tenth anniversary edition of Jonathan Ames‘ The Alcoholic. Jonathan Ames is the creator of HBO’s Bored to Death, Starz’s Blunt Talk, and the critically acclaimed writer of Wake Up, Sir!, The Extra Man, What’s Not to Love?, and You Were Never Really Here, now a film starring Joaquin Phoenix. The Alcoholic marks Jonathan Ames’ first foray into comics and is illustrated by Emmy Award winner and Eisner Award nominated artist, Dean Haspiel.
The Alcoholic: Tenth Anniversary Expanded Edition tells the awkward and agonizing tale of a boozed-up, coked-out, sexually confused, and hopelessly romantic author Jonathan A. Marked with humor and heartbreak, this poignant and moving tale explores the life of a failing writer who’s coming off a doomed romance and searching for hope. Unfortunately, the first place his search takes him is the bottom of a bottle as he careens from one off-kilter encounter to another in search of himself. From a touching relationship with his aging great aunt, to an inebriated evening with an amorous octogenarian dwarf, The Alcoholic tells a story at once hilarious, excruciating, bizarre, and universal about how our lives fall to pieces and the enduring human struggle to put things back together again.
The Alcoholic: Tenth Anniversary Expanded Edition TPB goes on sale September 12, 2018. The new edition also features a new prose piece by Jonathan Ames expanding on the story material, as well as a special behind-the-scenes artist section!
In May 2017, Dark Horse and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana announced a publishing agreement to produce a series of graphic novels based on Nelvana’s original animated action series, Mysticons. Dark Horse’s Spell on Wheels creative team, writer Kate Leth, artist Megan Levens, and colorist Marissa Louise, joins forces once again to bring more empowering female characters to life!
The second season of Mysticons recently premiered on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons in the U.S. and Corus’ YTV network in Canada will follow suit on April 8, following a successful first season launch in August 2017. On YouTube, the series has surpassed 4.1 million views of its short form content. Dark Horse joins an array of previously announced Mysticons partners including Playmates Toys (Master Toy), The Topps Company (Trading Cards and Confectionery) and MacMillan Publishers (Novels).
Mysticons Volume One is a contemporary urban fantasy about four girls from different walks of life who are transformed into the legendary Mysticons! In Arkayna, Zarya, Emerald, and Piper’s first adventure, the girls investigate evil biker twins who have been stealing and using magic to keep first place in a deadly drag racing circuit, causing mayhem on the streets of Drake City. It’s up to the Mysticons to work together to save their city!
Mysticons Volume One goes on sale August 8, 2018 and the 80-page original graphic novel retails for $10.99.
Ahead of Emerald City Comic Con, Dark Horse Comics has revealed information about upcoming publications in the Avatar: The Last Airbender publishing series this fall.
Avatar: The Last Airbender–Team Avatar Tales is a one-shot anthology of stories from the Avatarverse featuring beloved characters brought to life by a cast of all-star creators. It features never-before-collected stories from Free Comic Book Day publications and also debuts several brand-new stories. Fans can journey along with Team Avatar as they rescue a pumpkin farmer waylaid by monsters, go undercover in the Fire Nation, help an old rival with a hair-raising problem, and reflect on what it means to save the world. Featuring the work of Gene Luen Yang, Faith Erin Hicks, Carla Speed McNeil, Ron Koertge, Dave Scheidt, Sara Goetter, and more, this anthology features stories both hilarious and heartwarming. The beautiful cover is by artist Sara Kipin.
Avatar: The Last Airbender—Imbalance Part One is the official continuation of the bestselling Dark Horse graphic novel series. Writer Faith Erin Hicks and artist Peter Wartman have signed on as the new creative team, in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. This new three-part adventure follows Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph as they return to Earthen Fire Industries—the factory owned by Toph’s father—and Team Avatar find that the once-small town of Cranefish is now booming. Expecting a warm welcome, Aang is surprised when their arrival is met with disinterest and even open hostility. At a business council meeting, the reason for the slight becomes clear: A massive bender versus non-bender conflict has gripped the town’s inhabitants, and is threatening to turn violent!
Avatar: The Last Airbender–Team Avatar Tales goes on sale September 5, 2018. This 80-page collection retails for $10.99.
Avatar: The Last Airbender—Imbalance Part One goes on sale October 10, 2018. This 80-page graphic novel retails for $10.99.