Dark Horse – news week August 12th

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In news from Dark Horse Books this week came the announcement that they are teaming up with video game developer PixelOpus for The Art of Concrete Genie.

The 160-page full cover hardcover will be available starting December 10, 2019 (but you can pre-order now), with the namesake video game for PlayStation 4 set for release on October 8, 2019 (it can also be pre-ordered now).

The news continued this week with the announcement that Mike Baron and Steve Rude will be returning to their NEXUS with the release of Nexus: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1—The Coming of Gourmando trade paperback and Nexus: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1—The Coming of Gourmando Artist’s Edition hardcover.

The titles will see Mike Baron and Steve Rude deliver a new Nexus adventure that will also include a newly-remastered Nexus: The Origin comic as well as a classic Rude hand-painted Sundra story titled “When She was Young.”

Look for them when they are released on February 19, 2020 at comic book shops and on March 3, 2020 in bookstores.

Coming this November will be a new five part series that will usher in the next Generation of Lev Grossman’s THE MAGICIANS (who our own Samantha Maybe got to talk to during San Diego Comic-Con). The new series set in the world Lev created will be written by Lilah Sturges with art from Pius Bak.

Look for it on November 4th with a main cover from Qistina Khalidah and a tarot card variant cover by Alexa Sharpe.

Full press releases are below.

EXPLORE THE HEART-WARMING WORLD OF CONCRETE GENIE IN NEW DARK HORSE ART BOOK 

“The Art of Concrete Genie” Arrives December 2019

MILWAUKIE, Ore.(August 14, 2019)—Dark Horse Books and PixelOpus are delighted to present The Art of Concrete Genie : an art book full of heartwarming, magnificent illustrations fans of Ash and his wildly varied ‘living paint’ creations within Concrete Genie will adore.
Walk among the mysterious streets of Denska and collect the real pages of artwork behind Pixelopus’ endearing video game Concrete Genie, available exclusively on PlayStation 4! The Art of Concrete Genie studies the power of self-expression, creativity, and the philosophy at the game’s core: the belief that anyone can be an artist. 

In The Art of Concrete Genie you can explore the characters, monsters, and lore of Denska to uncover the secrets behind Pixelopus’ ‘living paint’ mechanics that allow the walls of Denska to come alive with player creations. Experience a special, behind the scenes look at the development of Concrete Genie from the small and passionate team that brought it to life in 160 pages of full color.

The Art of Concrete Genie goes on sale December 10, 2019, and is available for pre-order now through Amazon,Barnes & Noble and at your local comic shop for $29.99

Concrete Genie will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 on October 8, 2019. In Concrete Genie, players will follow the heartwarming journey of a bullied teen named Ash, who must harness the magical abilities of his paintbrush to eliminate the Darkness consuming his hometown of Denska, while overcoming personal challenges along the way.

For more information on Concrete Genie, please visit this link

MIKE BARON AND STEVE RUDE’S “NEXUS” RETURNS!

Dark Horse to Release Regular and Artist’s Edition of “Nexus: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1—The Coming of Gourmando” In February 2020

MILWAUKIE, Ore.(August 15, 2019)—Mike Baron and Steve Rude return to their beloved superhero comic in Nexus: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1—The Coming of Gourmando TPB and Nexus: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1—The Coming of Gourmando Artist’s Edition HC. Mike Baron and Steve Rude deliver a new Nexus adventure in this special collection that also includes the newly-remastered Nexus: The Origin comic and the classic Rude hand-painted Sundra story, “When She was Young.” 
In Nexus: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1—The Coming of Gourmando, something long-dormant beneath the surface of Ylum comes alive, triggering a visit from the planet-devouring entity and his mysterious ally. With powers far beyond those of even Nexus himself, this unstoppable being banishes Nexus to an unknown realm—and the only way out is to face one’s worst fears! 

The Nexus: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1—The Coming of Gourmando Artist’s Edition delivers a gorgeous 12” x 17” hardcover collection in full-color. Supplemented with amazing extras, the Artist’s Edition is a must-have for fans of Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s beloved creation. 

Both 184-page editions of Nexus: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1—The Coming of Gourmando go on sale in comic shops on February 19, 2020 and in bookstores on March 3, 2020. The Nexus: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1—The Coming of Gourmando TPB retails for $19.99 and is available for pre-order through AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at local comic shops. The Nexus: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1—The Coming of Gourmando Artist’s Edition retails for $99.99 and is also available for pre-order through AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at local comic shops

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