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Preview: Wizard Beach #4

Wizard Beach #4

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: Conor Nolan
Price: $3.99

Romance blossoms between witch and wizard, a magical wand goes rogue, and a curse is broken in this penultimate issue of Wizard Beach!

Wizard Beach #4

Preview: Wizard Beach #3

Wizard Beach #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Inker: Chad Lewis
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: George Schall
Price: $3.99

Will the coldness in Hex’s heart finally melt under the hot sun of Wizard Beach? Or amidst a game of his least favorite sport, Wand Ball? Or better yet, under the gentle gaze of one surfer witch named Agnes? Probably not.

Wizard Beach #3

Preview: Wizard Beach #2

Wizard Beach #2

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: Conor Nolan
Price: $3.99

After a disappointing row with his Uncle Sally where he discovers that he won’t be learning great wizardry, Hex endeavors to head home and resume his battle, alone if he has to. Too bad an invisible barrier prevents him from leaving and he’s forced to embrace some beach vibes, his lazy Uncle, and some killer waves.

Wizard Beach #2

Preview: Wizard Beach #1

Wizard Beach #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:
Conor Nolan
    Incentive Cover: George Schall
Price: $3.99

When Hexley Daggard Ragbottom sets off to find his Uncle Salazar, he expects to find the most powerful wizard of the modern age. Instead, he finds Uncle “Sally” only wants to kick back, relax, and stay clear of any kind of wizard politics. So how is Hex supposed to become a great wizard if all the adults are too lazy to teach him?

Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) and Conor Nolan (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants) present a humorous look at magic, family and just kicking back.

Your First Look at Shaun Simon and Conor Nolan’s “Wizard Beach” from BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Wizard Beach #1, a new five-issue limited series available in December 5, 2018 from writer Shaun Simon and artist Conor Nolan.

What happens when a secret, reclusive community of mountain witches and forest wizards comes out of hiding and reveals itself to the world? A magical beach town with a boardwalk of magic shops and chill spots becomes the go-to location for those just looking to get away from it all. Enter Hexley Daggard Ragbottom, a young wizard who, against his father’s wishes, escapes the solitary confines of his isolated magical community to seek out the greatest wizard of all time, his Uncle Salazar, in an attempt to get his aid in fighting the life-threatening freeze killing their people.

But turns out, his Uncle “Sally” has other plans. Namely, napping and hanging out at his boardwalk magic shop “Wands and Such.”

Shaun Simon and Conor Nolan Debut “Wizard Beach” at BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios continues its announcements leading up to San Diego Comic-Con 2018 with the reveal of Wizard Beach #1, kicking off a new five-issue limited series in December 2018 from writer Shaun Simon and Conor Nolan.

Wizards exist. As do witches and frost giants and an array of magical creatures. But they were hidden from view until a few found themselves weary of the ice-capped mountains and made their way to the beach. Now wizards are part of the norm, and all they want to do is relax. When Hexley Daggard Ragbottom, a young wizard, wants to put an end to the frost of his homeland, he seeks out his Uncle Salazar, the greatest wizard of all time. But Uncle “Sally” has other plans. Namely napping.

Wizard Beach #1 features a main cover by series artist Conor Nolan.

SDCC 2014: Dark Horse Kicks Off the Show Announcing 12 Creator-Owned Series

Dark Horse Comics is kicking this year’s San Diego Comic-Con off right, announcing twelve new creator-owned series from twelve creative teams that will take the world’s most popular art form to new levels through 2015!

Colder: The Bad Seed

Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
On sale October 22, 2014

Life goes on for Declan Thomas after his deadly encounter with the psychotic Nimble Jack, but Declan’s strange powers continue to develop, offering him a profound connection with the nature of insanity. Little does he know that the malevolent Swivel wishes to pick up where Nimble Jack left off!

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.

Writer: Mike Mignola with John Arcudi
Artist: Alexander Maleev
On sale December 3, 2014

A bizarre series of murders and rumors of something worse lead Professor Bruttenholm to send a young Hellboy to a Brazilian village on his first mission. Hellboy and a small group of agents uncover something terrible in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress . . .

Lady Killer

Writers: Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich
Artist: Joëlle Jones
On sale January 7, 2015

The Schullers are every bit the American family: father, mother, and twin girls. Daddy has a good job, and though he works in the city, he can afford a nice house for his family in the suburbs. It’s a good place for the kids to grow up, away from the crime and questionable morals of city life. But what if the crime and the violence aren’t that far away? What if Mom isn’t just a housekeeper and a cook, but she’s also a highly paid professional assassin?

Dead Vengeance

Writer: Bill Morrison
Artist: Stéphane Roux
On sale January 21, 2015

It’s 1940, and a phony body on exhibit in a carnival sideshow suddenly springs to life and shambles away. Not so phony after all, he is John Doe, radio commentator and archenemy of Detroit’s notorious Purple Gang. But why did he disappear in 1930, and why did the mayor, the mob, and the cops all want him dead?

EI8HT

Creators: Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson
Coming February 2015

Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where Joshua, a chrononaut, finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him there, he can’t count on anything but his heart and a stranger’s voice to guide him to his destiny.

Neverboy

Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick
On sale March 4, 2015!

In what world do you belong?

Neverboy, an abandoned imaginary friend, wants the real world. Julian Drag, a struggling artist, wants the imaginary.
When Neverboy’s drugs wear off, the surreal hangover he’s been running from sets in. And a trip down the rabbit hole is just what Julian has been dying for. When these two meet, the real and the imaginary worlds collide in absolute chaos. Julian and Neverboy, the dreamer and the dream, will have to face who they are in order to put things right again.

The Black Hammer

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Dean Ormston
On sale March 11, 2015

They were the greatest heroes of a lost era. But the age of heroes is over, and Abraham Slam, Col. Weird, Golden Gail, Barbalien, and Madame Dragonfly have been wiped out of continuity! Following a cosmic battle known only as the Event, the heroes awoke on a farm in a small town they are unable to leave, with the massive iron hammer of a fallen teammate the only reminder of the world they came from. As their tenth anniversary on Black Hammer Farm nears, they’ve largely given up on any chance of return, until the arrival of the Black Hammer’s daughter throws their new existence into chaos! The Black Hammer is part human drama, part multiverse-spanning adventure, and part journey into the DNA of the superhero genre!

PastAways

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Scott Kolins
On sale March 18, 2015

When a deep-time research mission goes awry, four future explorers find themselves stranded in our present, where a side effect of their mission grants them unexpected immortality! As further time breaches cause dinosaurs to appear in Greece and buildings from the future to crash into Toronto, the unlikely heroes find themselves humanity’s best line of defense from the onslaught of time itself! The team achieves worldwide fame, and their adventures become more and more bizarre, even as their failure to get back to their own time leads to infighting and catastrophe!

Rebels

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Cover Artist: Tula Lotay
Coming April 2015

From Brian Wood, the creator of DMZ, Northlanders, and The Massive, comes Rebels, a gritty, ground-level look at the men and women who fought to win independence from tyranny and those who would stand in their way.
Cocreator Andrea Mutti (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) illustrates the opening story, introducing us to the Green Mountain Boys, America’s first militia, and one young couple’s journey across the battlefields of New England. Colorist Jordie Bellaire and cover artist Tula Lotay complete the team with gorgeous palettes and striking illustrations.

Harrow County

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Tyler Crook
On sale April 8, 2015

“Her earliest memories were of the taste of freshly turned earth and the bleating of goats.”
There’s them that say you ought not get lost in Harrow County. Because once you lose your way among the pines and briar thistles and those sweet-smelling scuppernong, you won’t never find your way back. Born on the very day a hateful witch was put to violent death, seventeen-year-old Emmy has always felt a bit lost . . . but never alone. The deep, dark woods surrounding her home crawl with ghosts, goblins, and the restless dead. These haints whisper to Emmy, promising her that she has great power, warning her that the people of Harrow County want her dead.

Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird

Writer: Caitlín R. Kiernan
Artist: Joëlle Jones
On sale May 20, 2015

A year after Dancy Flammarion’s death in a burning barn, her seraph comes to collect her from a hell of her own creation. A new evil haunts the sun-scorched back roads and ghost towns of the American South: murderous twins who command a legion of ghouls. Once again, Dancy must face down demons, both those who walk the world unchallenged and those in her own shattered mind.

Fight Club 2

Writer: Chuck Palahniuk
Artist: Cameron Stewart
Cover Artist: David Mack
Coming May 2015

The first rule is you don’t talk about it.

The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys Launches in June 2013!

In 2009, when Dark Horse first announced a new project from Grammy-nominated frontman turned Eisner-winning comics writer Gerard Way, the response from music and comics fans alike was overwhelming. Now, Dark Horse is thrilled to announce that Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, and Becky Cloonan’s highly anticipated sci-fi epic will finally see publication in 2013!

Welcome to Battery City, where the disease is the cure!

In My Chemical Romance’s critically acclaimed album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries. It cost them their lives, save for one—the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI or else join the mindless ranks of Bat City!

“The original idea for the comic informed the record,” said Gerard Way. “The record helped refine the idea, and then Becky had done a drawing of the Girl for the single ‘The Only Hope for Me Is You’ and I saw it and thought, this is the comic. It’s basically the last video, it’s the last part of the Killjoys story, while at the same time being totally its own thing.”

“I think we have created a broad range of characters here,” said cowriter Shaun Simon. “A lonely teenage girl hiding from her past in the desert. A couple of android call girls wanting nothing more than to be together. An aging assassin with a secret that could destroy his life . . . Even though these characters are living in a bizarre sci-fi world, their struggles are the same we face in our own.”

“The world of the Killjoys is full of visual opposites—from sprawling deserts to urban junkyards—and a cast of characters to match,” said artist Becky Cloonan. “It’s been a challenge to encompass all of this in my art, but woven into the world building is a human spark that lights this story on fire and gives me so much to draw from.”

As announced at New York Comic Con, an early look into this world will be published as part of Free Comic Book Day 2013, with the first issue hitting stands the following month on June 6!

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Dark Horse Announces 2013 Free Comic Book Day Offerings!

What’s better than a trip to your local comic shop? Free copies of your favorite Dark Horse titles! In 2013, May the 4th be with you for Free Comic Book Day. This promises to be Dark Horse’s biggest yet, with not one, but two free comics, each packed full with three separate stories.

In addition to new stories from your current Dark Horse favorites, Dark Horse will debut the long-awaited True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys,from Shaun Simon, Becky Cloonan, and Gerard Way.

First up, an all-ages adventure! Star Wars joins fan-favorite villains Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Then explore the upcoming Dark Horse series Captain Midnight, where the search for the missing superhero is on. And the smash hit Avatar: The Last Airbender follows Mai as she deals with her broken heart…

Next, in R.I.P.D., a séance goes terribly wrong. Then, in Mass Effect, follow a flight-school grad as he breaks the rules to prove himself in space. Finally, check out the police-state landscape of the highly anticipated miniseries The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

Dark Horse offers up the best of the very best for next year’s Free Comic Book Day, taking place exclusively at your local comic shop on May 4, 2013!

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