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Brian Michael Bendis’ Jinxworld Heads to Dark Horse

Brian Michael Bendis brings his line of creator-owned titles, Jinxworld, to Dark Horse Comics. The partnership includes new series as well as the reintroduction of classic Jinxworld titles. Jinxworld and Dark Horse have announced the debut of the fiercely ambitious science-fiction odyssey: Joy Operations coming to comic shops in November.

In addition to the launch of Joy Operations, over the next few months Dark Horse will be publishing all new chapters of the critically-acclaimed yakuza epic Pearl with Jessica Jones co-creator Michael Gaydos, the three-time Eisner nominated spy thriller Cover with David Mack, an all-new saga in the Murder Inc. series by Powers creators Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma, plus upcoming unannounced projects by Alex Maleev, Jacob Edgar, and plenty of surprises. All this plus new editions of many Jinxworld titles including PowersTorsoScarlet, and more starting with the critically acclaimed Pearl volumes 1 and 2, with brand new covers by series co-creator Michael Gaydos! AND a new printing of the brand-new sold-out Powers: The Best Ever graphic novel.

In Joy Operations, Brian Michael Bendis teams up with Stephen Byrne for their very first creator-owned blockbuster series.

Fifty-five years from now. Joy is an EN.VOI. A special agent of one of the JONANDO TRUST. Trusts are corporate-owned cities that are the centerpiece of modern society. She rights wrongs for the trust. She is excellent, hard on herself, and driven. Almost a legendary figure in some parts. Until one day a voice pops in her head trying to get her to betray everything she has ever believed.

This meticulously-designed Akira meets Inception journey shows us a new future like only comics can. Joy Operations #1 will also feature a variant cover by David Mack, as well as an exclusive look behind-the-scenes and a look forward to other, brand-new Jinxworld projects coming exclusively to Dark Horse.

Joy Operations #1 (of five) will be in comic shops on November 17, 2021. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

Pearl Volume 1 trade paperback will be in comic shops on March 16, 2022 and in book stores on March 29, 2022. Pearl Volume 2 trade paperback will be in comic shops on April 13, 2022 and in book stores on April 26, 2022. They are available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Pearl Volume 1 and 2 will retail for $19.99.

Powers: The Best Ever trade paperback will be everywhere books are sold January 26, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Powers: The Best Ever will retail for $24.99.

Preview: Pearl #12

Pearl #12

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99

It’s the wild end of this romantic yakuza epic from the creators of Jessica Jones! Tying up all the loose ends-for now-Pearl Tanaka confronts her past and her future. Will she choose the path of the artist or the killer? Which is her natural way? Don’t miss this stunning multimedia experience from artist Michael Gaydos, plus an exclusive look at new Jinxworld projects coming soon!

Pearl #12

Preview: Pearl #11

Pearl #11

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After a blazing adventure in Kobe, Japan, this modern-day yakuza crime epic wrapped around a romance for the ages from the award-winning creators of Jessica Jones comes back home. Tattoo artist/assassin/yakuza clan leader Pearl Tanaka has confronted her heritage on the same mean streets where her grand-mother was born. Now she comes home to find her place in the new order. This issue is another explosive, cliché-defying multimedia extravaganza from artist Michael Gaydos, as PEARL continues its unique exploration of art and self-expression in a way only comics can.

Pearl #11

Preview: Pearl #10

Pearl #10

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
MATURE READERS
In Shops: Jun 19, 2019
SRP: $3.99

PEARL is a modern yakuza crime epic wrapped around a romance for the ages from the award-winning creators of Jessica Jones. Tattoo artist/assassin/yakuza clan leader Pearl Tanaka must confront her heritage on the same mean streets where her grandmother was born. With every breath she learns more about herself, her art form and the connection between the violence and art she was raised in.

This issue is a multimedia extravaganza from artist Michael Gaydos, as PEARL continues its unique exploration of art and self-expression in a way only graphic novels could.

Pearl #10

Preview: Pearl #9

Pearl #9

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: May 15, 2019
SRP: $3.99

From the creators of Jessica Jones comes an all-new romantic crime comic odyssey starring master tattoo artist/assassin Pearl Tanaka! On a journey from San Francisco to discover her family’s true roots and their connection to the yakuza clan they have served her whole life, Pearl visits a seldom-seen side of Tokyo. Featuring devastatingly gorgeous multimedia work by award-winning artist Michael Gaydos.

Pearl #9

Exclusive Preview: Pearl #8

Pearl #8

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Michael Gaydos
Cover by: Michael Gaydos
Variant cover by: Tula Lotay
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: April 17, 2019

From the award-winning creators of Jessica Jones, a brand-new chapter in this massive Yakuza epic that has taken master tattoo artist/part-time assassin Pearl Tanaka from San Francisco to Japan, where she is going to confront the origins of her family and her clan head-on. Critics are gushing over Michael Gaydos’ vibrant palette and experimental storytelling techniques. Hop on board this brand-new crime comic from the writer of SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS and YOUNG JUSTICE!

Pearl #8

Preview: Pearl #7

Pearl #7

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Mar 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

From the creators of Jessica Jones! The new Yakuza crime epic begins a bold new chapter. It’s what we in the business call a reader-friendly jumping-on point! Meet Pearl, a talented tattoo artist for elite members of the Yakuza in San Francisco. Following the tragedy of her mother’s death, Pearl tattooed her albino skin with an elaborate full-body tattoo you can see only when she is flushed with excitement-or rage. Now Pearl has learned the truth behind her family, her clan and her upbringing, all of which sends her heading to Tokyo to face her legacy head-on! Award-winning artist Michael Gaydos focuses his amazing eye on Japan! All this, plus an all-new, in-depth Jinxworld letter column!

Pearl #7

Preview: Pearl #6

Pearl #6

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

From the Eisner and Peabody-award winning creators of Jessica Jones comes another blistering chapter in the Yakuza epic IGN called a “four-star gorgeous crime comic,” with 10/10 ratings from AiPT, Comicosity, Comicsverse and Comics Watch! Tattoo artist Pearl Tanaka has finally discovered her past and legacy and how they have informed all her choices up to this moment. Now she must choose her path: master tattoo artist-or master assassin? Although PEARL was originally solicited as a six-issue miniseries, based on your support, PEARL will now be an ongoing series! PEARL will skip a month in February so Michael Gaydos can catch his breath, but we’ll be back with issue #7 in March!

Pearl #6

Preview: Pearl #5 (of 6)

Pearl #5 (of 6)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

From the creators of Jessica Jones comes another intense chapter in one of the best-reviewed debuts of the year! Pearl Tanaka wants to become a master tattoo artist, but her Yakuza clan only wants her to hone her inherited assassin skills. But Pearl’s growing connection to her opposing-clan counterpart, Rick, is opening her eyes to a hopeful world that could be waiting for her.

Pearl #5

Preview: Pearl #4 (of 6)

Pearl #4 (of 6)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Well, she went and did it. Pearl started the biggest Yakuza clash since the Yama-Ichi Feud. Why? Because enough is enough. Just because she was born into a world that runs a certain way doesn’t mean that she has to follow their rules when all she wants to do is master the art of tattoo. A scintillating new series and character from the Peabody Award-winning creators of Jessica Jones.

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