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DOTA 2 Heads to Print Courtesy of Dark Horse

Dark Horse and Valve present a collection of comics that dive deep into the characters and history of Dota 2, the most played game on Steam. The Dota 2: The Comic Collection assembles Valve’s Dota 2 web comics in print for the first time ever. This chronicle is the perfect fit for Dota 2 fans everywhere! The publication of Dota 2: The Comic Collection follows Dark Horse and Valve’s 2011 release of Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories.

Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online video game developed and released by Valve Corporation in 2013. Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Radiant heroes then battle their Dire counterparts to control a gorgeous fantasy landscape, waging campaigns of cunning, stealth, and outright warfare.

Dota 2: The Comic Collection goes on sale August 1, 2017.

ECCC: Dark Horse Comics to Publish Art of Portal 2!



APRIL 2, SEATTLE, WA– Straight from Dark Horse Comics’ video-game panel at Emerald City Comicon, Dark Horse announced the brand-new art book for Valve’s Portal 2!

The Guardian said it was “an astonishing experience.” GameSpy called it “a near-perfect example of what can happen when all of the elements of modern game design are combined to create a beautifully cohesive whole.”

Now, Valve and Dark Horse pull back the curtain to give you a backstage tour of one of the most innovative video games of the decade! The Art of Portal 2 walks you through the visual evolution of the award-winning game, from concept to completion, with never-before-seen concept art and insights from the writers and artists behind the Portal series.

The sequel to 2007’s Game of the Year, Portal 2 is a hilariously mind-bending adventure that challenges you to use wits over weaponry in a fun house of diabolical science. More than four million copies of the Portal 2 game have sold worldwide.

The Art of Portal 2 offers incredible visuals of the Aperture Science facility and the creation of Chell and the rest of the cast, and features 184 pages of mostly never-before-seen art and a look into the design process of the legendary game studio.

Praise for Portal 2:

Portal 2 is a novel, unforgettable experience.”—IGN.com

The Art of Portal 2 is on sale October 31, 2012!

For additional information, check out Kotaku!


About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists.  In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the BarbarianMass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

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San Diego Comic-Con is almost upon us and today is #comicmarket in Twitter.  Hope on over there to chat with fans, retailers, artists and writers.  It’s always a good time.  Also here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Kotaku – Green Lantern’s Light Comes at a Price in DC Universe OnlineTo pay the $10 or not to pay the $10, that is the question.

Kotaku – Valve Comic Book Due Out This NovemberValve has been taking advantage of the comic fans to help promote their games.

USA Today – Meet Axel Alonso, the main man at Marvel ComicsA puff piece focusing on one of the key players at Marvel comics.

Con Coverage:

ScreenCrave – Comic-Con’s Friday Schedule

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: The Infinite HC by Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: Severed #1 by Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft and Attila Futaki

The Beat – SDCC11: A Five Step Plan to having fun at Comic-Con

MTV Geek – Warner Bros. Will Follow SDCC’s Autograph Ticket System – We’ve Got An Up To Date Signing List!

Examiner – Comic-Con or Whedon-Con? The Whedonverse swallows up San Diego Comic-Con 2011

IGN – Image Comics SDCC 2011 Panels

The Mary Sue – Cirque du Soleil Will Perform At SDCC and It Will Cost You Nothing Except Your Blown Mind

CBR – NBM Publishing Announces Comic-Con International Debuts and Exclusives

The Beat – SDCC 11: The Lord of the Rings is coming to Comic-Con with special surprise spectacle

The Mary Sue – Thank You, The Walking Dead: AMC’s Zombie Series Overtakes Twilight at SDCC

Bleeding Cool – Jews, Comics And Foreskin Man – Arlen Schumer At San Diego Comic Con

Bleeding Cool – Five Things You Can Get At San Diego Comic Con

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Good Comic Books – Big Mother #1

Huntington News – Blood Work

CBR – Red Skull #1