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Berger Books Details Revealed

In early 2017, Dark Horse announced Berger Books, a new line of creator-owned comic books and graphic novels, from Karen Berger, the legendary, award-winning comic book editor and founder of DC Comics’ influential imprint Vertigo. Today, Dark Horse has revealed the new imprint’s premiere titles. Berger Books will release four new comics series, each to be later collected as a graphic novel: Hungry Ghosts by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose; Incognegro: Renaissance by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece; Mata Hari by Emma Beeby and Ariela Kristantina, and The Seeds by Ann Nocenti and David Aja. Berger Books will also publish a tenth-anniversary edition of Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece and The Originals: The Essential Edition by Dave Gibbons.

Author, chef and Emmy award-winning television star Anthony Bourdain and acclaimed writer Joel Rose tell haunting tales of terror, irritable spirits, and horribly strange beings in Hungry Ghosts, a four-issue anthology series including art by Vanesa Del Rey, Leo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Paul Pope, and Mateus Santolouco. Inspired by the Japanese Edo Period game Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai or 100 Candles, played by samurai warriors to test their courage, 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. Hungry Ghosts #1 goes on sale January 31, 2018.

Acclaimed novelist Mat Johnson  and veteran artist Warren Pleece reunite for Incognegro: Renaissance, a new prequel series that follows cub reporter Zane Pinchback through the glittering nightlife of the Harlem Renaissance as he goes undercover, passing as white, for the first time. The first issue (of five) goes on sale February 7, 2018. This new series is a perfect companion to the tenth-anniversary edition of the 2008 Vertigo graphic novel, Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery. Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery features enhanced toned art, an afterword by Mat Johnson, character sketches, and other additional material. Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery finds Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald, sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay “incognegro” long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother—and himself. Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery goes on sale February 6, 2018, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Penguin Random House, and at your local comic shop.

Breakout talent, writer Emma Beeby and artist Ariela Kristantina join together for a new five-issue series based on the controversial and historical figure, Mata Hari. Mata Hari is notorious as the original “stripper-spy”: exotic dancer, convicted double agent, and femme fatale. Executed by a French firing squad in 1917, many have since questioned the conviction. A century after her death, Mata Hari tells her story through fictional diary excerpts, drawn from biographies of the real woman whose past has been shrouded in mystery by both the lies of her accusers and the outlandish stories she told about herself. The first issue of Mata Hari goes on sale February 21, 2018.

Award-winning artist David Aja and filmmaker, journalist and writer Ann Nocenti team up for The Seeds, a new four-issue series. In an imminent America where fact-based reporting is gasping its last breath, an idealistic journalist stumbles into the story of a lifetime, only to realize that she can’t report it. Instead, she has to pitch the biggest myth of her career. An eco-fiction tech-thriller where flora and fauna have begun to mutate, The Seeds is also a story of love beyond race and gender, and of the resilience of both human and animal kind. The first issue of The Seeds goes on sale March 28, 2018.

The Originals: The Essential Edition is an oversized new edition of Vertigo’s 2004 Eisner award-winning graphic novel from comics legend, Dave Gibbons. In a retro-futuristic city of industrial gray where hover scooters, music, and drugs rule the street, The Originals are the toughest, most stylish gang around. For two childhood friends, nothing is more important than being one of them, but being part of the crowd will bring its own deadly consequences. This new edition includes 32 pages of never-before-seen development art, process pieces, and behind the scenes extras—all annotated by Gibbons. The Originals: The Essential Edition goes on sale April 18, 2018.

BOOM! Studios Adds David Aja FOC Cover for Godshaper #1

BOOM! Studios has announced the addition of a new cover by multiple Eisner Award-winning artist David Aja for Godshaper #1, the upcoming original series by Simon Spurrier and Jonas Goonface. The cover comes before the Final Order Cutoff (FOC) date of March 20 for retailers to adjust their final orders for the issue. There is no restriction on ordering. The issue goes on sale April 12.

The cover joins the previously announced covers by Jonas Goonface and Sonny Liew.

Mondo Releasing Daredevil by Greg Ruth and Scarlet Witch by David Aja Posters Thursday!

Tomorrow Mondo will have a couple of new Marvel posters for Daredevil and Scarlet Witch by two artists they’re working with for the first time, Greg Ruth and David Aja.

Up first we’ll have two posters for our favorite guardian of Hell’s Kitchen, ‘ol Hornhead himself, Daredevil! Greg Ruth is an incredibly talented artist and we couldn’t be more happy about working together. Late last year, we came across this Daredevil artwork from Greg and were completely blown away. Daredevil standing tall as a watchful protector over his city’s seedy underbelly. We contacted him immediately and, thankfully, here we are.

Daredevil by Greg Ruth. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45


Daredevil (Variant) by Greg Ruth. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $65


They’ll also have a pair of posters by the great David Aja celebrating his amazing cover artwork for the current Scarlet Witch series. The cover art he’s been creating for the current Scarlet Witch series is seriously top notch.

Scarlet Witch #3 by David Aja. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 125. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45


Scarlet Witch #6 by David Aja. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 125. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45


These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, January 19th.

Preview: Scarlet Witch #14

Scarlet Witch #14

(W) James Robinson (A) Shawn Crystal (CA) David Aja
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 04, 2017
SRP: $3.99


WANDA’s latest journey for answers has her traveling through alternate dimensions! Amid perils new and old, Wanda, AGATHA and NATALYA will have to fight AIMLESS ONES and INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMONS to discover who is responsible for weakening magic… but with every spell, THE SCARLET WITCH’s lifespan is cut ever shorter… Will she be able to find the source in time?


Preview: Scarlet Witch #13

Scarlet Witch #13

(W) James Robinson (A) Jonathan Marks (CA) David Aja
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 07, 2016
SRP: $3.99

In search of answers about her mother and her own past, Wanda (and Agatha Harkness) once more set foot on the Witches’ Road for a perilous journey to the very end of it and the heart and soul of witchcraft itself.

Along the way Wanda must face friends and foes from her bizarre life – all of whom conspire to stop her in her quest!


Load Your Quivers for a First Look at Hawkeye #1

This December, the City of Angels has a new guardian angel. Load your quivers and nock your arrows, True Believer because there’s a new archer in town when the all-new Hawkeye #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere! Kate Bishop is flying solo in a brand new series courtesy of rising comic stars Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero.

Kate’s back on the west coast with nothing but her bow, some arrows and her P.I. badge in tow. There’s crime to fight and she’s the best archer to handle it! It’s Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before – in a can’t-miss new series that really hits the mark!

The first issue features a cover by Julian Totino Tedesco, and variants by Marguerite Sauvage, David Aja, Leonardo Romero, Marco Rudy, and Mike McKone.


Preview: Scarlet Witch #12

Scarlet Witch #12

(W) James Robinson (A) Annapaola Martello (CA) David Aja
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 02, 2016
SRP: $3.99

In the place where she was born, WANDA continues to unravel the tangled web of her past! But there are those that lurk in the shadows that don’t want her to find answers… And they’ll do anything to stop her!


Alias Investigations is Reopened in Your First Look at Jessica Jones #1!

That’s right, she’s back after a decade! This October, she returns to the fold for an all-new ongoing series as the highly anticipated Jessica Jones #1 explodes onto the scene as part of Marvel NOW! From the original creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos and David Mack comes a brand new series that drags Jessica to the center of the Marvel Universe!

There are still many secrets hiding in the shadows. Secrets only a special woman with talents like Jessica Jones can uncover. But when secrets from Jessica’s own past resurface, her caseload is about to get a whole lot heavier. Plus – just how did Jessica Jones wind up incarcerated in The Cellar – a prison designed to hold only the deadliest super villains? Find out in this blistering first issue when the eponymous heroine makes her triumphant return to comic this October!

Variant Covers by ALEX MALEEV (AUG160843) and DAVID AJA (AUG160844)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160845)
Teaser Variant by MIKE DEODATO (AUG160846)
Black Panther 50th Anniversary Variant by JEFFREY VEREGGE (AUG160847)
Hip-Hop Variant by JEFF DEKAL (AUG160849)
Champions Variant Also Available (AUG160848)
FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16


Seeing Red – Your First Look at Scarlet Witch #1!

Witchcraft is broken. And the Scarlet Witch is the only one who can fix it. Her globetrotting quest to repair the magical forces across the Marvel Universe begins this December in Scarlet Witch #1! Eisner Award winning writer James Robinson is joined by a rotating crew of some of the industry’s hottest creators including Vanesa Del Rey, Marco Rudy, Steve Dillon, Javier Pulido, Marguerite Sauvage, Annie Wu, Tula Lotay, Joelle Jones, Chris Visions and more to chronicle the ongoing adventures of Wanda Maximoff! From the back alleys of Manhattan, to the serene Greek Isles, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, the Witch is there – solving magical crimes and investigating all things weird. But as Wanda begins to piece witchcraft back together – an even more important question arises: who is the mastermind who broke it in the first place? Find out this December as the magical journey begins!

Cover by DAVID AJA
Variant Cover by KEVIN WADA (OCT150800)
Hip-Hop Variant by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (OCT150798)
Marvel ’92 Variant by TOM RANEY (OCT150799)
FOC – 11/09/15, On-Sale – 12/09/15


Waugh! Your New Look at Howard the Duck #1!

He’s back! That Marvelous Mallard. That Foul Fowl. We’re talking about the one and only Howard the Duck – coming to you this November for a brand-new Howard the Duck #1! Don’t miss your chance to jump on board the series the world is talking about before they keep talking about it without you! Along with his shape shifting companion Tara Tam and new office administrator Aunt May, he’ll take on the hard cases no mere man nor duck will touch. Plus, don’t miss a special backup story featuring the highly anticipated debut of Gwenpool! Written by Christopher Hastings with art by Danilo Beyruth – be there as this new character makes her way to the Marvel Universe for the very first time. It’s all happening this November!

Art & Cover by JOE QUINONES
Variant Covers by JOE QUINONES (SEP150774), DAVID AJA (SEP150775),
Gwenpool Variant by RON LIM (JUL158701)
Hip-Hop Variant by JUAN DOE (SEP150776)
Movie Variant by YASMINE PUTRI (SEP150778)
FOC – 10/12/15, On-Sale – 11/04/15


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