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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Avatar: Adapt or Die #4

The first look at the Avatar sequel “The Way of Water” debuted this week and this Wednesday sees the release of Avatar: Adapt or Die #1 from Dark Horse Comics! We got the exclusive reveal for the cover of Avatar: Adapt or Die #4 out this August.

Check out the details below and the cover!

Avatar: Adapt or Die #4

Writer: Corinna Bechko
Peciller/Inker: Beni R. Lobel
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Letterer: Michael Heisler
Cover Artist: Mark Molchan
On sale: 8/3/22

Mo’at and Grace travel to meet the Tawkami clan, but the presence of an avatar draws skepticism and suspicion. As time passes, the disease progresses, setting off a chain of new infections . . . with a newly susceptible group.

Avatar: Adapt or Die #4

Explore the Early Days of Pandora in Avatar: Adapt or Die

Dark Horse Comics presents a new tale from James Cameron’s Avatar, exploring humanity’s early years on Pandora! Written by Eisner and Hugo-nominated author Corinna Bechko, illustrated by Beni R. Lobel, colored by Wes Dzioba, and lettered by Michael HeislerAvatar: Adapt or Die follows the heroine Dr. Grace Augustine as she becomes caught between two worlds!

Decades into the advent of the Avatar program on Pandora, pressure to bridge the divide between human and Na’vi has hit a peak. As an ally of the Omatikaya clan, Dr. Grace Augustine begins negotiations to open a school for Na’vi children, but her plans for peace, hope, and unity could trigger an unprecedented disaster—one afflicting the most vulnerable and protected of Na’vi.

Avatar: Adapt or Die #1 (of 6) will be in comic shops May 4, 2022. 

Avatar: Adapt or Die #1

Review: X-Men Classic: The Complete Collection Vol. 2

Classic X-Men were reprints of the original X-Men comics… with new material!? These collections collect that new material with some depth as to the history of it all.

X-Men Classic: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 collects Classic X-Men #24-44 and material from Marvel Fanfare #60.

Story: Chris Claremont, Ann Nocenti, Tom Orzechowski, Daryl Edelman, Fabian Nicieza, John Byrne
Art: John Bolton, June Brigman, Mark Bright, Rick Leonardi, Kyle Baker, Jim Lee, Jim Fern, Mike Collins, Kieron Dwyer, Dave Ross, John Byrne
Ink: John Bolton, Ro Richardson, Josef Rubinstein, Bob McLeod, Kyle Baker, Hilary Barta, Terry Austin, Ricardo Villamonte
Color: Glynis Oliver, John Bolton, Christie Scheele, Petra Scotese, Mike Rockwitz, Gregory Wright, Bob Sharen
Letterer: Tom Orzechowski, Joe Rosen, Jim Novak, Bill Oakley, Michael Heisler, Lois Buhalis, John Costanza, Diana Albers

Get your copy in comic shops now and on book shops on December 10! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Alien and Predator Clash Again in Thicker Than Blood

Starting this December, a terrifying new series will once again pit the iconic Aliens and Predators against each other. From Dark Horse Comics comes Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood, written by Jeremy Barlow, illustrated by Doug Wheatly, and lettered by Michael Heisler, with the cover illustrated by Chun Lo

Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood kicks off when Predators board a luxury charter spaceship, unleashing a path of terror and bloodshed. An adolescent girl and her younger “brother” are the last to survive and begin a cat-and-mouse chase with the attackers. They hope for an escape, but they haven’t counted on the Alien . . .

Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood #1 (of four) goes on sale December 11, 2019.

Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood #1

Preview: Firefly Legacy Edition Book Two SC

Firefly Legacy Edition Book Two SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers:  Zack Whedon, Chris Roberson
Artists: Georges Jeanty, Karl Story, Stephen Byrne
Colorist: Laura Martin, Loren Kindzierski, Wes Dzioba,
Letterer: Michael Heisler,
Cover Artist: Nimit Malavia
Price: $29.99

BOOM! Studios presents the second of two Firefly Legacy Editions. Collecting all previously released Serenity comics in an all-new value-priced format, no fan can afford to miss this official follow-up to Joss Whedon’s (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) critically-acclaimed film Serenity, collected in one place for the first time!

The ‘Verse is on the brink of war, and Captain Mal and his crew are on the run from an old, unstoppable foe. With the crew scattered to the far ends of the ‘Verse, it’ll take quite a gamble to pull them back together . . . but when the chips are down, never bet against Captain Malcolm Reynolds!

Collects Leaves on the Wind #1-6, “The Warrior and the Wind” from Dark Horse FCBD 2016, and No Power in the ‘Verse #1-6.

Firefly Legacy Edition Book Two SC

Preview: Firefly Legacy Edition Book One SC

Firefly Legacy Edition Book One SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Patton Oswalt, Brett Matthews, Jim Krueger
Artists: Will Conrad, Chris Samnee, Patric Reynolds, Fabio Moon
Colorists: Laura Martin, Dave Stewart, Michelle Madsen, Julius Ohta, Chris Peter
Letterer: Michael Heisler
Cover Artist: Nimit Malavia
Price: $29.99

BOOM! Studios presents the the first of two Firefly Legacy Editions collecting all the previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in an all-new value priced format that no fan can afford to miss.

From Joss Whedon (the visionary creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), buried histories and secret identities are revealed, along with all the heist-takin’, authority-dodgin’, death-defyin’ space-cowboyin’ you’ve been missing from your life, as this ragtag crew of mercenaries, outlaws, and fugitives travel the stars in search of their next adventure in these sequels to the hit Firefly television series and Serenity film.

Collects Serenity: Those Left Behind #1-3, Serenity: Better Days #1-3, and Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale OGN.

Review: Lady Mechanika Vol. 2

When stories are set in the steampunk genre, they usually take place in some major metropolis. Blade Runner, took place, in Los Angeles, in in what Philip K Dick believed 2019 was going to look like. In Hugo, the movie is set in 1930s Paris, where he invention of automaton is centerpiece to the story.  The recent Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, has a Neo- Gothic feel which screams steampunk.

Anime studio have been working in the genre for years. Take the aptly named and brilliant Steamboy, taking place in 1860s Britain, an inventive young man is caught up in a huge conflict in an advance in steam power. The glaring omission amongst all these examples, are anything involving satires taking place in Third World or barely having people of color. These omissions are not lost on the creative team behind Lady Mechanika, as they venture into Africa in Lady Mechanika Volume 2: Tablet of Destinies.

In this storyline, Mechanika, is visited by an old friend, whose Grandfather, gets himself into a bit of trouble. They go throughout London, try to find out clues as to what happened to him, and find themselves in a globetrotting adventure. They soon end up in Africa, where her grandfather has been kidnapped so he can find an ancient artifact which holds secrets to an prehistoric race. By book’s end, Mechanika has rescued her friend (a few times) and her friend’s grandfather, while saving the world from impending doom.

Overall an excellent story arc, which thrills and addresses subjects which other writers would otherwise bypass. The story by M.M. Chen shines as it reminds me of those swashbuckling serial adventures of yesteryear, and the fact it takes place in Africa, is a major plus, as the characters introduced especially Akina, are fully fleshed out and well developed, as lesser writers would just make them background characters, instead of integral to the plot as Chen does here. The art By Benítez, Montiel, Garcia and Heisler, is lush, detailed, and remarkable. Altogether, another excellent story arc, in this ongoing series, which most come for the art, but will stay for the well-developed stories and characters.

Story: M.M. Chen Art: Joe Benitez, Martin Montiel, Mike Garcia and Michael Heisler
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy Now!!

The Predators Become the Hunted

Dark Horse Comics and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products celebrate an amazing thirty years of Predator with a new comic series, Predator: Hunters, and a hardcover collection, Predator: The Original Comics Series—Concrete Jungle and Other Stories! Dark Horse’s own senior editor Chris Warner returns to the famed franchise with Predator: Hunters, alongside artist Francisco Ruiz Velasco, letterer Michael Heisler, and cover artist Doug Wheatley for the new five-issue series. And Mark Verheiden’s Predator stories from 1989 to 1996 are collected in a beautiful hardcover in Predator: The Original Comics Series—Concrete Jungle and Other Stories.

Earth has been plagued by space aliens for centuries. In Predator: Hunters, characters from past Dark Horse series team up against the extraterrestrial visitors. The Predators are in for a surprise when the toughest, most dangerous humans start hunting them.

Predator: The Original Comics Series—Concrete Jungle and Other Stories follows the success of 2016’s Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series. Concrete Jungle and Other Stories collects Predator: Concrete Jungle #1–#4, Predator: Cold War #1–#4, and Predator: Dark River #1–4. Concrete Jungle finds the alien trophy hunters traveling from the jungles of Central America to the concrete jungle of New York City, where they face off against an NYPD detective. In Cold War, the Predators crash-land in Siberia, and in Dark River, the hero of Concrete Jungle traces the path of his younger brother to find out what really happened to him after the events in the movie Predator.

The first issue of Predator: Hunters goes on sale May 3, 2017. Predator: The Original Comics Series—Concrete Jungle and Other Stories goes on sale June 14, 2017.

predator-hunters

Dark Horse Comics Signing Schedule and More!

Official Press Release

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2011 SCHEDULE!

SIGNINGS, PANELS, AND GREEN SCREENS, OH MY!

July 13, MILWAUKIE, OR—It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con 2011 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is telling you all the goods ahead of time! Plan accordingly!

SIGNINGS

Wednesday, July 20

7:30 p.m.—Preview Night Reveal

 

Thursday, July 21

11 a.m.— Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

11 a.m.—Tara McPherson (The Art of Tara McPherson)

12:30 p.m.—Eric Powell (The Goon)

2 p.m.—Bruce Campbell (My Name Is Bruce) *Ticketed by Lottery

3 p.m.—Morgan Spurlock (Supersized)

3:30 p.m.—Jerry Robinson (Jet Scott)

4:30 p.m.—Jill Thompson (Beasts of Burden)

 

Friday, July 22

10 a.m.—Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)

10 a.m.—Rebecca Guay (The Last Dragon)

11 a.m.—Menton3 and Patric Reynolds (The Thing)

11:30 a.m.—Dark Horse Presents Signing: Jim Steranko (Red Tide) and Neal Adams (Blood) *Ticketed by Lottery

12 p.m.—Stephan Martiniere and Michael Heisler (Rage)

1 p.m.—Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy) *Ticketed by Lottery

3:30 p.m.—Star Wars Signing: Mick Harrison (Dark Times); John Jackson Miller and Michael Heisler (Knight Errant); Scott Allie (Jedi: The Dark Side); Rob Chestney (The Old Republic: Threat of Peace); Alexander Freed (The Old Republic: The Lost Suns); Jeremy Barlow (The Clone Wars)

5 p.m.—Falling Skies Signing: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, Mark Verheiden *Ticketed by Lottery

 

Saturday, July 23

10 a.m.—Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller, Michael Heisler (Mass Effect)

11 a.m.—Mike Mignola (Hellboy)

11 a.m.—Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)

12 p.m.—Whedonverse Signing: Zack Whedon, Andrew Chambliss, Georges Jeanty, Jo Chen *Ticketed by Lottery

12 p.m.—Adam Warren (Empowered)

1 p.m.—Jon Schnepp, Eric Powell, Jeremy Barlow (Dethklok) *Ticketed by Lottery

1 p.m.—Robert E. Howard Signing: Stuart Moore, Paul Sammon, Tomás Giorello

2 p.m.—Conan the Barbarian Signing: Rose McGowan *Ticketed by Lottery

2 p.m.—Dark Horse Presents (Carla Speed McNeil, Sanford Greene, Ricardo Delgado)

3:30 p.m.—Tsuneo Goda (Domo) *Ticketed by Lottery

3:30 p.m.—Mink (Shinjuku)

5 p.m.—Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) *Ticketed by Lottery

 

Sunday, July 24

10:30 a.m.—Rob Hughes and Thomas Yeates (The Outlaw Prince)

11 a.m.—Rob Reger and Buzz Parker (Emily the Strange)

12 p.m.—Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) *Ticketed by Lottery

12 p.m.—Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (Axe Cop)

1 p.m.—Larry Marder – Beanworld

2:30 p.m.—Doug Sneyd – The Art of Doug Sneyd

3 p.m.—Mike Mignola (Hellboy)

PANELS

Thursday, July 21

12 p.m.–1 p.m. Dark Horse: Fall Publishing Highlights! Room 32AB

Super-secret surprise guests!

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Creepy and Eerie: Comics That Can Still Scare You! Room 24ABC

Including: Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien), J. C. Vaughn (Doctor Solar), and Nathan Fox (Haunt)

Special Guests: Ken Kelly (Creepy/Eerie) and Bruce Jones (Checkmate)

Moderated by Dan Braun (Creepy) and Josh Braun (A History of Violence)

Friday, July 22

11 a.m.–12 p.m. Mike Mignola: Worlds at War Room 4

Special Guests: Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.), and Scott Allie (editor)

1 p.m.–2 p.m. Dark Horse Comics: 20 Years of Star Wars Room 7AB

Including: Randy Stradley (editor), Mick Harrison (Dark Times—first public appearance!), Dave Marshall (editor), Scott Allie and Stéphane Roux (Jedi: The Dark Side), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), Dave Filoni and the Fillbach brothers (The Clone Wars), Leland Y. Chee (Keeper of the Holocron’s Blog), Timothy Zahn (Choices of One), Shelly Shapiro (Del Rey editor), and more!

2 p.m.–3 p.m. Dark Horse Presents: The Panel Room 25ABC

Including: Mike Richardson (Dark Horse president), Eric Powell (The Goon), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Sanford Greene (Deadpool), and many more!

Saturday, July 23

3 p.m.–4 p.m. Dark Horse: Joss Whedon Room: Indigo

4 p.m.–5 p.m. Dark Horse and BioWare: A Comic and Video-Game Partnership

Room 23ABC

Including: Alexander Freed (Star Wars: The Old Republic), Mac Walters (Mass Effect 3), John Jackson Miller (Mass Effect), and Dave Marshall (editor)

GREEN SCREEN

 

Thursday, July 21

9 a.m.–11 a.m.: Hellboy

11 a.m.–2 p.m.: The Goon

2 p.m.–4 p.m.: Mass Effect

4 p.m.–7 p.m.: Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel & Faith

Friday, July 22

9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Star Wars

12 p.m.–3 p.m.: Falling Skies

3 p.m.–7 p.m.:  Mass Effect

 

Saturday, July 23

9 a.m.–11 a.m.: Hellboy

11 a.m.–2 p.m.: Dylan Dog

2 p.m.–5 p.m.: Conan

5 p.m.–7 p.m.: Buffy / Angel & Faith

 

Sunday, July 24

9 a.m.–11 a.m.: The Goon

11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Star Wars

1 p.m.–3 p.m.: Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel & Faith

3 p.m.–5 p.m.: Hellboy