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Dark Horse Reveals Our Encounters With Evil

Ahead of its publication, Dark Horse Comics has released a preview of the original graphic novel Our Encounters With Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox. The highly anticipated book is the sequel to the acclaimed graphic novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home created by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell.

In this all new installment, Professor J.T. Meinhardt and Mr. Knox continue their pursuit of ne’er-do-well creatures of the night. Now, backed by the dauntless vampire hunter Ms. Mary Van Sloan, the heroes pursue vampires, werewolves, and other horrors that even they are hard-put to name or explain. The only thing that’s for certain? The strange truths these adventurers uncover are seldom what they seem.

Dark Horse will publish the hardcover graphic novel―created by Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, with story and art by Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, lettering by Clem Robins and a cover by Mike Mignola with Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart―in comic shops on Wednesday, November 13th and in bookstores on November 26, 2019. 

Our Encounters With Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox

Writer and Artist Pau Delivers Baboon! for Young Readers in July 2020

Renowned Spanish writer and artist Pau brought to life a completely wordless graphic novel for young readers, Baboon! which will be available in North America for the first time July 2020.

Originally published by Spanish publisher Escápula, Baboon! brings to life a sincere and endearing story all through Pau’s gorgeous art. After the death of its adopted leopard mother, an orphaned baboon wanders the wild in search of companionship and a sense of identity.

Luckily for our ape-hero, he stumbles upon the troop of baboons from which he was originally stolen, and falls in love with the troop’s head female. The young baboon will do anything to earn the affection of his new love interest and earn the respect of the animal kingdom while he’s at it.

The 120-page Baboon! arrives in comic shops July 1, 2020 and bookstore July 14, 2020 for $14.99.

Baboon!

Cromwell Stone – Lovecraftian Horror Suspense Collected in English for the first time!

Titan Comics is releasing Cromwell Stone, a graphic novel collecting Andreas‘ classic Cromwell Stone trilogy in English for the first time, on November 26, 2019!

The last survivors of a mysterious sea voyage are disappearing in unnerving ways, and Cromwell Stone must solve the mystery before it catches up with him. The truth rests on an otherworldly key stolen from the ship and the alienworlds it will unlock …

Cromwell Stone

Chasing Echoes is a Family’s Pilgrimage to Poland: From Auschwitz to Synagogues to… An Elton John Concert?

Like many families, the Blooms are keen to reconnect with their past. And so it’s decided that the entire extended family will go on a pilgrimage to their grandfather’s pre-Holocaust home in Poland. Inspired by real events, the original graphic novel Chasing Echoes, by Eisner-nominated writer Dan Goldman and acclaimed artist George Schall, follows the chaotic, quirky Blooms as they return to the homeland of their since-passed patriarch to search for his family’s mill, abandoned many years ago after the Nazis moved in.

Chasing Echoes will be published by Humanoids, the publisher of some of the world’s most groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, as part of the company’s acclaimed LifeDrawn imprint, which showcases deeply personal and political stories inspired not by science fiction but the world around us. 

The Blooms are, well, a mess. Orthodox cousin Ruach is struggling without a husband in Israel. Agnostic Uncle Jack grapples with finding meaning in an indifferent world. And then there’s Malka, the family’s black sheep who is broke, recently divorced, and the Bloom family’s self-appointed historian. As she discovers from an ill-timed Facebook post, all of Malka relatives are finally making a decades-in-the-planning trip to the Old Country… except for her. After finagling herself a ticket as the self-appointed “Keeper of the Family Archives,” it becomes clear that the family has drifted apart and everyone’s brought more baggage than just their suitcases. And once the Blooms are stuck together on a rickety bus as they travel through Poland, the complicated family dynamics that bubble up can no longer be ignored as they butts heads on complicated subjects like otherness, memory, faith, and the slipperiness of time.

What does it mean to never forget? What do we owe not only to past generations but to future generations? What would healing look like, if it were possible? Chasing Echoes grapples with these tough, unanswerable questions—and does so with big-hearted empathy and humor. We follow the Bloom family as they travel from Auschwitz to synagogues to an Elton John concert and, finally, to the very place that they’ve been looking for. When confronted with their reflection in the ruins of their grandfather’s old mill, they realize that they’ve been running from themselves—and each other—for too long.

Chasing Echoes will be available in bookstores on November 11th and in comic shops on November 12.

Chasing Echoes

Garth Ennis and PJ Holden Fly Into Legend with The Stringbags from Dead Reckoning

If you do the incredible often enough, they’ll want you to do the impossible.

Writer Garth Ennis and artist PJ Holden present The Stringbags, an original graphic novel based on the true story of the Royal Navy’s Swordfish crews in early World War II.

A biplane torpedo bomber in an age of monoplanes, the Fairey Swordfish was underpowered and under-gunned; an obsolete museum piece, an embarrassment. Its crews fully expected to be shot from the skies. Instead, they flew the ancient “Stringbag” into legend. From their triumphs against the Italian Fleet at Taranto and the mighty German battleship Bismarck in the Atlantic, to the deadly challenge of the Channel Dash in the bleak winter waters of their homeland.

The Stringbags is an epic tale of young men facing death in an aircraft almost out of time. They lived as they flew, without a second to lose—and the greatest tributes to their courage would come from the enemy who strove to kill them.

The Stringbags features colors from Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettering by Rob Steen, and will be published by Dead Reckoning on May 15, 2020. The hardcover graphic novel will retail for $29.95.

The Stringbags

Preview: Girl On Film OGN SC

Girl On Film OGN SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artists:  Jon Berg, Melissa Duffy,  V. Gagnon, Vicky Leta
Colorists: Kieran Quigley, Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Mike Fioentino
Cover Artist: Caz Westover & Grace Park 
Price: $19.99

One thing young Cecil was sure of from the minute she saw Star Wars was that she was going to be some kind of artisté. Probably a filmmaker. Possibly Steven Spielberg. Then, in 1980, the movie Fame came out. Cecil wasn’t allowed to see that movie. It was rated R, and she was ten. But she did watch the television show and would pretend with her friends that she was going to that school. Of course they were playing. She was not. She was destined to be an art school kid.

Chronicling the life of award-winning young adult novelist and Eisner-nominated comics scribe Cecil Castellucci, with art by some of the most original illustrators in comics, Vicky Leta, Jon Berg, V. Gagnon, and Melissa Duffy taking on different era of her life, Girl On Film follows a passionate aspiring artist from a young age through adulthood to deeply examine the arduous pursuit of storytelling, while exploring the act of memory and how it recalls and reshapes what we think we truly know about ourselves.

Girl On Film OGN SC

Preview: Firefly: The Sting OGN HC

Firefly: The Sting OGN HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artists: Pius Bak, French Carlomagno, Rodrigo Lorenzo, Serg Acuña, Richard Ortiz, Hyeonjin Kim
Colorists: Joana Lafuente, Doug Garbarkm Natalia Marques
Cover Artist: Marco D’Alfonso
Price: $19.99

Saffron and the women of Firefly pull the ultimate heist!

Saffron—the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of FIREFLY fans worldwide—returns to Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, as she’s there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved.

New York Times bestselling writer Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk, Star Wars: Phasma), along with a team of artists including Pius Bak, French Carlomagno, and Rodrigo Lorenzo reveal a new take on the world of Joss Whedon’s FIREFLY, as each artist shows the heist from the point-of-view of a different woman on the crew.

Firefly: The Sting OGN HC

Preview: Ben 10: Mecha Madness OGN Vol. 3 SC

Ben 10: Mecha Madness OGN Vol. 3 SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: C.B. Lee
Artist: Lidan Chen
Colorist: Eleonora Bruni
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Cover Artist: Mattia di Meo
Price: $7.99

Ben Tennyson isn’t your average 10-year-old…he’s also the wielder of the Omnitrix, an alien device that allows Ben to shift into ten different alien forms from around the galaxy. Together with his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, they protect the world from alien incursions. 

When Ben’s cousin Gwen discovers a mecha-suit left behind by the steampunk villain Steam Smythe, she can’t help but fix it back into working condition and test it out. While Ben may not approve, Gwen’s new suit may be their only chance of stopping the relentless Steam Smythe and his army of mecha-creatures from clashing with innocent civilians as they hunt down their lost machine. 

Written by Rainbow Award-winning author C.B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and illustrated by Lidan Chen, BEN 10: Mecha Madness is an action-packed adventure based on Cartoon Network’s hit TV series.

Ben 10: Mecha Madness OGN Vol. 3 SC

Dark Horse Publishes Notes on a Case of Melancholia, or: A Little Death in March

Death arrives in this darkly humorous and brilliantly illustrated tale created by Nicholas Gurewitch, author of The Perry Bible Fellowship AlmanackNotes on a Case of Melancholia, or: A Little Death is a tale of fatherhood, death, and psychoanalysis. Dark Horse’s updated edition of Gurewitch’s wildly successful Kickstarter project is set to go on sale in March 2020. 

In Notes on a Case of Melancholia, or: A Little Death, Death becomes a patient of a recently-bereaved psychoanalyst. The topic of discussion? His frolicsome child, who has no apparent interest in grim-reaping! Featuring an unfathomable number of lines which have been hand-chiseled into inked clay, this labor of love by Nicholas Gurewitch invokes the morbid humor of his comic strip, The Perry Bible Fellowship, and the spooky silent-film qualities of the late Edward Gorey.

Notes on a Case of Melancholia, or: A Little Death goes on sale in comic shops on March 18, 2020 and in bookstores on March 31, 2020, and is available for pre-order. This 48-page hardcover retails for $19.99. Dark Horse is also publishing The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack: 10th Anniversary Edition in January 2020. 

Boldly Go Where No Space Bear Has Gone Before With Ethan Young

BOOM! Studios has announced a new original graphic novel Space Bear by award-winning cartoonist Ethan Young, presenting a timely, silent sci-fi story about discovering the unknown and empathy for everyone we encounter because every friendship begins with an act of kindness, available in June 2020.

Pilgrim Finch is an adventurous astronaut bear who explores the cosmos with a mission to bring samples of life back to his home planet. But when he crash lands on a new planet full of surprises and danger around every corner, Pilgrim will be forced to question his orders and learn that there’s only one mission that matters – compassion for all living creatures, no matter the stakes!

SPACE BEAR
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