Dark Horse – News week (February 18th, 2019)

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This week’s news from Dark Horse includes a new Stranger Things prequel series, as well as a new manga about food.

This week Dark Horse announced a new series based on the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS. The new series titled STRANGER THINGS: SIX will give the reader more details on the origin of Project MKUltra in a four issue prequel series.

Look for the first issue on May 29th from the creative team of writer Jody Houser, penciller Edgar Salazar, inker Keith Champagne, colorist Triona Farrell, and letterer Nate Piekos.

Do you like ramen noodles? I know I do, but not as much as Ms. Koizumi does it seems.

MS. KOIZUMI LOVES RAMEN NOODLES VOLUME 1 is Dark Horse’s first food manga, and is about high school student Ms. Koizumi and her friends as they show you around the ramen culture of Japan.

The title is written by Naru Narumi with a translation from Japanese by chef Ayumi Kato Blystone.

Look for the 136-page title on September 11th in comic book shops and bookstores on September 24th.

Discover the Origins of Project MKUltra in “Stranger Things: SIX”

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 19, 2019) —Attention Stranger Things fans! Are you curious about the origins of Project MKUltra and Dr. Brenner’s Hawkins Laboratory? Writer Jody Houser (StarCraft, Orphan Black), penciller Edgar Salazar (Constantine, Smallville), inker Keith Champagne (JSA, Superboy), colorist Triona Farrell (Mech Cadet Yu, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and letterer Nate Piekos (Fight Club 3, Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows) are signed on to introduce us to the other subjects trapped in the Hawkins Laboratory in Stranger Things: SIX. Dark Horse and Netflix are excited to release Stranger Things: SIX, the first prequel comic series to the Netflix Original series with covers by Aleksi Bricolt, Kyle Lambert, and David Mack. 

Stranger Things: SIX follows Francine, a teenage girl with precognition. She’s struggled through a lifetime of exploitation: first by her parents, then by Dr. Brenner of Hawkins Laboratory. Dr. Brenner wants to harness her powers as well as those of the other gifted children that they hold captive at the lab. Wracked by increasingly disturbing visions, she sees an opportunity to change her life. But at what cost?

Stranger Things: SIX #1 (of four) goes on sale May 29, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Stranger Things Volume 1: The Other Side TPB goes on sale April 30th, 2019, and is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and TFAW, and at your local comic shop. On Saturday, May 4, 2019, fans can visit their local comic shop to pick up a copy of Dark Horse’s Free Comic Book Day Gold 2019 offering, which includes aStranger Things story! 

Praise for Stranger Things Volume 1: The Other Side:

“Jody Houser is the perfect writer for this series, not only because she is clearly a fan, but also because of her well-documented love of tabletop games, which she brings heavily into play in this issue… All in all, while we were definitely marks for this book before it even launched, we’re happy to report that it serves the Stranger Things mythos wonderfully.”–Nerdist 

“It seems inevitable that nostalgic Netflix hit Stranger Things would eventually make its way to comics—it’s about nerdy kids in the ‘80s, after all—so it’s a relief that the show found a publisher and creative team that knows what it’s doing.”–Paste Magazine

Dark Horse to Publish First Food Manga: ‘Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles’

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 21, 2019) — The noodles, the toppings, the broth—the street stalls, restaurants, and home cooking…ramen is everywhere and has a history as rich as the dish itself, but how much do you know about these delectable noodles? Probably not as much as Ms. Koizumi in Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles Volume 1
In Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles the cool, mysterious high school student Ms. Koizumi and her friends show you around the authentic ramen culture of everyday Japan in this fun food manga written by Naru Narumi…and translated by authentic Japanese chef, Portland’s Ayumi Kato Blystone!

Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles is Dark Horse’s first foray into the popular genre of food manga, and includes bonus ramen recipes! The popular Ms. Koizumi manga has been turned into both a Japanese live-action mini-series and an anime series on Crunchyoll. Since its debut in 2013, the story has been filling the hearts (and stomachs) of Japanese audiences, and Dark Horse is thrilled to publish the original manga series in English for the very first time!

The 136-page Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen NoodlesVolume 1 arrives in comic shops September 11th and bookstores September 24th, available for $10.99. Pre-order now on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop

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