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Legends of the Dark Knight Returns in a Brand New Series

Debuting in 1989, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight put Batman in the hands of some of the most talented writers and artists in comics, such as Denny O’Neil, Grant Morrison, Ed Hannigan, Mike W. Barr, Doug Moench, José Luis Garcia-López, Klaus Janson, and others. Their efforts yielded unforgettable story arcs for comic book fans, such as “Shaman,” “Prey,” which redefined the evil and twisted Dr. Hugo Strange, “Gothic,” and “Venom,” the story that introduced the dangerous super steroid to a Santa Prisca prison inmate who would later be known as Bane.

On April 2, this influential anthology returns as a new DC Digital First series, Legends of the Dark Knight. Stories will be released digitally as 10-page weekly “chapters,” with two digital chapters making one print issue; issue #1 arrives in comic book stores on May 18Legends of the Dark Knight will serve as a place for both well-known and up-and-coming creative talent to tell new, evergreen stories, appealing to a wide variety of fans, all based on one of the most beloved and enduring characters in popular culture.

Legends of the Dark Knight kicks off with a six-part weekly/three-issue monthly tale, written and illustrated by Darick Robertson, with colors by Diego Rodriguez and letters by Simon Bowland. In “Bad Night, Good Knight,” a new player has arrived on the scene in Gotham City and is selling deadly chemicals to the worst villains in town: Mr. Freeze, the Penguin, and even The Joker! It’s up to Batman to stop the villains, track down the supplier, and save Gotham City from not only his most vicious foes, but this new mystery villain.

Future stories will showcase the talents of writers Stephanie Phillips, Becky Cloonan, Brandon Thomas, Matthew Rosenberg, Brandon Easton, Che Grayson, and comics writing newcomer Yedoye Travis.

Contributing artists include Cian Tormey, Giannis Milonogiannis, Karl Mostert, Max Dunbar, Dike Ruan, Belén Ortega, and Nina Vakueva.

The series debut issue features a dynamic cover by Robertson, with a card stock variant cover by David Marquez, 1:25 ratio variant cover by Riccardo Federici, and a special “teams” variant cover by Francesco Francavilla available to retailers ordering more than 250 copies. At the series digital launch on March 28, each digital chapter sells for $.99 on all participating digital platforms. Each 32-page monthly issue sells for $3.99, with the card stock variant priced at $4.99.

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika II #4 (of 6)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika II #4 (of 6)

(W) Ronda Pattison (A/CA) Jodie Nishijima
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Jennika is caught between two parents fighting to determine whether a child belongs in with them in the Mutant Zone. When one of the parents is revealed to have ties to the criminal underworld, and Jennika’s own dark past, the newest Ninja Turtle must decide how much she has left to atone for. Can a life of violence ever be escaped?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika II #4 (of 6)

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Vader’s Castle

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio, Kelley Jones, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, Charles Paul Wilson, Nicoletta Baldari, Megan Levens (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Jan 27, 2021
SRP: $19.99

Why would anyone break IN to the dreaded stronghold of Darth Vader? Find out in this spooky graphic novel perfect for middle-grade readers!

How does a band of rebels distract themselves when sneaking into the creepiest place in the galaxy? Tell scary stories of course! Your favorite characters, like Obi-Wan, Han and Chewie, Hera Syndulla, and the Ewoks, face classic creeps like ghosts, monsters, witches, and more. But the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe hold even more terrifying tales: stories featuring a wretched hive of scum and villainy including the likes of Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Grand Moff Tarkin, and Asajj Ventress-all under the shadow of Vader himself!

Collects the two five-issue series, Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle and Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.

Star Wars Adventures: Vader's Castle

Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hilary Jenkins’ Fear Case #1 Sells Out Ahead of Release and Gets a Second Printing

The series debut of the anticipated horror comic Fear Case by writer Matt Kindt, artist Tyler Jenkins, and colorist Hilary Jenkins has sold out at the distributor level ahead of its February 3, 2021, on-sale date. Dark Horse Comics has tapped the critically acclaimed Andrea Sorrentino to provide a new cover for the issue’s second printing.       

Described as “True Detective” meets “The Ring”, Fear Case marks Matt Kindt’s first foray into the horror genre.

Fear Case #1, out on February 3, 2021, features a standard cover by Tyler Jenkins and variant covers by Francesco Francavilla and Duncan Fegredo. Dark Horse Comics will publish the second printing variant of issue 1, featuring an all-new cover by Andrea Sorrentino, on February 10th, 2020.

Fear Case #1

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Francesco Francavilla’s Chasing the Dragon #1 Variant

We have a first look and the exclusive reveal of the Francesco Francavilla variant cover to Chasing the Dragon #1, from writer Denton J. Tipton and artist menton3. The issue features a main cover by menton3 and the variant by Francavilla. Retailers who order 10 copies of the comic will get a free Francavilla variant.

Out February 24 from Heavy Metal‘s Magma imprint, Denton J. Tipton and menton3 explore a dark fantasy world ravaged by the rampant abuse of a drug made from the blood of dragons.

When two young slaves discover a terrible secret that could change the course of the world, will a meek alchemist’s apprentice and a drug-addled concubine survive long outside their cages? For fans of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.

Chasing the Dragon #1 Francesco Francavilla variant

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: #2

Star Wars Adventures: #2

(W) Michael Moreci, Shane McCarthy (A) Ilias Kyriazis, Nick Brokenshire (CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Nov 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Between the events of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, Poe and Finn have taken Rey to a remote planet to continue her Jedi training. But they’re surprised to find that the First Order’s reach extends far and wide.

Star Wars Adventures: #2

Preview: X-O Manowar #2

X-O MANOWAR #2

Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Art by EMILIO LAISO
Colors by RUTH REDMOND
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by CHRISTIAN WARD
Cover B by NETHO DIAZ
Preorder Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
1:25 Sword of Shanhara Variant Cover by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
On sale NOVEMBER 25th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

A new threat emerges from the fires of X-O’s latest battle!

Can X-O save the day, or does the world need a new kind of hero?

X-O MANOWAR #2

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader’s Castle

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $7.99

The Empire has fallen, and the Mustafarians celebrate. But they know they will never be safe as long as they live in the shadow of Vader’s Castle. Two young boys decide they’re going to destroy the castle themselves. But a wizened old Mustafarian tries to put them off by telling them tales to teach them the lessons they might otherwise have to learn the hard way.

Star Wars Adventures: Shadow of Vader's Castle

Preview: X-O Manowar #2

X-O MANOWAR #2

Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Art by EMILIO LAISO
Colors by RUTH REDMOND
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by CHRISTIAN WARD
Cover B by NETHO DIAZ
Preorder Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
1:25 Sword of Shanhara Variant Cover by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
FOC is 11/02/20 (Reviews by then are greatly appreciated)
On sale NOVEMBER 25th | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

A new threat emerges from the fires of X-O’s latest battle!

Can X-O save the day, or does the world need a new kind of hero?

X-O MANOWAR #2
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