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Dark Horse – NEWS WEEK (December 17th, 2018)

In our weekly recap of the news from Dark Horse we bring you info on the new Avatar comic based on the James Cameron movie, a hard-cover collecting some of the art of Tara McPherson, the next title from the world of FROZEN,

On Monday AVATAR: TSU’TEY’S PATH was announced. The title from 
Sherri L. Smith, Jan Duursema, Dan Parson, and
Wes Dzioba will focus on Tsu’tey from the Omatikaya clan and what happens when Jake Sully shows up. 

The first issue will be released on January 16th with a standard cover featuring art by Doug Wheatley and a variant cover with art from 
Shea Standefer

In May, Dark Horse will release a full color hard-cover collection of some of the art from Tara McPherson.

The release titled WANDERING LUMINATIONS: THE ART OF TARA MCPHERSON will collect some of the work from her Wandering Luminations exhibit, and work from her painting series including I Know It By Heart, and Supernova

The title will be released on May 1st 2019, and will retail for $29.99

This week, the next mini-series in Dark Horse’s Frozen series was announced.

The first issue of DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD from the team of writer Joe Caramagna, layout artist Eduardo Francisco , line artist Eduard Petrovich, colorists Nastia Beloushova and Yana Chinstova, and letterer Comicraft will be released on January 29th, 2019.

Also announced this week was a deluxe edition of THE HORROR OF COLLIER COUNTY to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the
Rich Tommaso cult series.

The new hardcover release will contain the first five issues of the series, as well as two bonus stories, for the low price of $25.99 USD.

The 192 page, full color hardcover will be released on May 1st, 2019 but can be pre-ordered now.

Coming in May 2019 will be a 144 page collection of horror stories titled HOUSE OF FEAR: ATTACK OF THE KILLER SNOWMEN AND OTHER SPOOKY STORIES. 

The collection of stories features were written by James Powell, with a collection of artists including Jethro Morales, Adrián Bago González, and James Hislope, along with inks by Mike Erandio, colors by Josh Jensen, and letters by Matt Krotzer

The collection will be released on May 1st, 2019 but can be pre-ordered now.

Dark Horse also released more details on their offering for Free Comic Book Day 2019. 

The annual tradition will see Dark Horse release a special edition that will have a story from MINECRAFT, as well as one from DISNEY PIXAR’S INCREDIBLES 2.

Writer Hope Larson along with artist Meredith Gran will be the creative team for a new story based on the popular video game, while writer Cavan Scott, artists from Kawaii Creative Studio, colorist Dan Jackson, and Comicraft contributed to a story based on the characters from one of the top animated movies of all time.

Lastly this week, comes news that the first three volumes of the French series ISABELLAE, will be collected into a hardcover collection.

The story from author Raule and artist Gabor about a young woman who roams the country searching for her sister while living as a bounty hunter will be collected in English for the first time.

It will be released on August 7, 2019 but can be pre-ordered now.

AVATAR: TSU’TEY’S PATH #1 | Sherri L. Smith, Jan Duursema, Dan Parson, and Wes Dzioba

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 17, 2018)—Dark Horse is pleased to offer a first look at Sherri L. Smith, Jan Duursema, Dan Parson, and Wes Dzioba’s newest comic  AVATAR: TSU’TEY’S PATH #1!

Avatar: Tsu’Tey’s Path #1

  • Writer: Sherri L. Smith
  • Penciller: Jan Duursema
  • Inker: Dan Parson
  • Colorist: Wes Dzioba
  • Cover Artist: Doug Wheatley
  • Variant Cover Artist: Shea Standefer
  • Publication Date: January 16, 2019

Tsu’tey, proud warrior of the Omatikaya clan, betrothed to Neyteri, has his life turned upside down by the arrival of Jake Sully of the Sky People.

Reveals events only hinted at in James Cameron’s Avatar!

* James Cameron’s masterpiece comes to comics!

* Written by award-winning novelist Sherri L. Smith!

New Art Collection from Tara McPherson Set for Release in May of 2019

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 18, 2018)— Extraordinary illustrations, vibrant colors, and bold fantasies fill the pages of artist Tara McPherson’s most recent collection of work: Wandering Luminations: The Art of Tara McPherson. 
The chaotic wonders of science, mythology, and the power of the feminine form are at the core of the works compiled in Wandering Luminations. This powerful collection showcases the artist’s most recent and ambitious creations from her Wandering Luminations solo exhibition, as well as works from her series of paintings: I Know It By Heart andSupernova.

This is the fourth collected volume of McPherson’s influential art and features paintings, prints, and her most well-known work: rock posters. The dark, powerful femininity McPherson is known for shines through each page of the high quality, full-color hardback volume set to release in May 1, 2019 and is available for pre-order on Amazon,Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic shop.


Second “Disney Frozen” Comic Series Coming in March 2019

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 19, 2018)— Dark Horse and Disney are “chilled” to announce the next Disney Frozen comic series—Disney Frozen: Reunion Road.Disney Frozen: Reunion Road is the second installment in the Disney Frozen series at Dark Horse, and is preceded by Disney Frozen: Breaking Boundaries. Disney Frozen: Breaking Boundaries writer Joe Caramagna returns to the world of Disney Frozen alongside Disney Frozen newcomers: layout artist Eduardo Francisco, line artist Eduard Petrovich, colorists Nastia Beloushova and Yana Chinstova, and letterer Comicraft. 
In Disney Frozen: Reunion Road, Anna and Elsa are invited to a harvest festival in the kingdom of Snoob! As they wonder about this faraway kingdom, they discover that Kai has a long-lost brother—in Snoob, this sets them on an adventure to reunite the two brothers . . . Join the Arendelle sisters, with Kai, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven, on a road to reunion, where surprises await at every twist and turn!

Before the first issue of Disney Frozen: Reunion Road (of three) goes on sale on March 6, 2019, fans can catch up on more of Elsa and Anna’s adventures in the Disney Frozen: Breaking Boundaries collection, which goes on sale January 29, 2019! Disney Frozen: Reunion Road #1 is available for pre-order at your local comic shopThe Disney Frozen: Breaking Boundaries TPB is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and TFAW, and at your local comic shop. Visit DarkHorse.com for more information on other upcoming Disney stories.


Rich Tommaso’s Creepy Thriller in Color for the First Time!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 19, 2018)— Fire up your weed whacker and prepare for the fight of your life as Dark Horse invites you to return to Collier County for a deluxe twentieth anniversary edition of the cult-classic comic series from Rich Tommaso (Dry County, Clover Honey, Spy Seal, She-Wolf, Dark Corridor). The Horror of Collier County (20th Anniversary Edition) HC collects issues #1-#5 of the series and features new cover art, fully colored and collected in a deluxe hardcover format for the first time with two bonus stories: “Don’t Look Back!” and “King Blood.”
When a young single mother moves to Florida to escape the stresses of city life, she finds the sunshine state filled with unspeakable horrors including alligators, bugs the size of small cars, and zombies. Armed with her trusty weed-whacker, this punk rock momma is ready to take down every monster in the state to protect herself and her kid. But is Florida really haunted by the undead or is it just in her head? 

The Horror of Collier County (20th Anniversary Edition) HC goes on sale May 1, 2019, and is available for pre-order at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and your local comic shop. This 192-page, full-color, deluxe hardcover retails for only $25.99. 


A Collection of Spooky Stories for Young Readers! 

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 20, 2018)— Horror isn’t just for grown-ups! With House of Fear: Attack of the Killer Snowmen and Other Spooky Stories, Dark Horse is chilled and thrilled to present these spine-tingling tales of terror for kids in the vein of Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
It’s kids vs. monsters in this collection of scary comics for young readers! Settle in as Boyle, the creepy caretaker, presents five frightening tales featuring rampaging snow giants destroying a local park and anyone who stands in their way, a mean and frosty old ghost out to finish an age-old quarrel once and for all, a wickedly evil tooth fairy with plans to vanquish two quick-witted siblings, a pile of leaves that poses a far more sinister threat than interrupting playtime, and a swamp monster that threatens to turn a group of young campers into a midnight snack!

House of Fear: Attack of the Killer Snowmen and Other Spooky Stories is written by James Powell, with art by Jethro Morales, Adrián Bago González, and James Hislope, inks by Mike Erandio, colors by Josh Jensen, and letters by Matt Krotzer. 

House of Fear: Attack of the Killer Snowmen and Other Spooky Stories TPB goes on sale May 1, 2019, and is available for pre-order at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and your local comic shop. This 144-page, 6×9 paperback retails for only $12.99. Devour these terrifying tales if you dare!


Mojang AB and Microsoft’s “Minecraft” and “Disney• Pixar’s Incredibles 2” Are the Perfect Addition for Readers of All Ages

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 20, 2018)— Are you ready for two stories that are fun for all ages? Dark Horse is excited to feature stories from Mojang AB and Microsoft’s Minecraft and Disney• Pixar’s Incredibles 2 for our Free Comic Book Day Silver offering on May 4, 2019! Free Comic Book Day 2019All Ages (Minecraft, Incredibles 2) features a gorgeous cover from artist Cassie Anderson. 

First, in the world of Minecraft, a heartless griefer runs rampant, but she discovers her actions end up having real world consequences. Writer Hope Larson and artist Meredith Gran bring the world of Minecraft to life in this exciting new story based on the worldwide gaming phenomenon. 

Then, in Disney• Pixar’s Incredibles 2, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are ready for a date night, but when someone is up to no good, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack are determined that this villain will not ruin their parents’ night off! Writer Cavan Scott, artists from Kawaii Creative Studio, colorist Dan Jackson, and Comicraft join forces to give fans a real treat with this new story based on the highest grossing animated feature of all time in North America! 

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Dark Horse encourages its fans to visit their local comic shops on May 4, 2019 to participate in this wonderful event! 

Visit FreeComicBookDay.com to learn more!


Collected in English for the First Time, Best Selling French Series Isabellae set for Release in August 2019

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (December 21, 2018)— After reaching the heights of comic book success in France, the critically acclaimed Isabellae from author Raule (Jazz Maynard, Arthus Trivium) and artist Gabor (Greenworld, Les Patriciens) will be collected in English for the first time. 

In the midst of feudal Japan, Isabellae Ashiwara, the young daughter of an Irish witch and a samurai master, roams the countryside with her father’s ghost at her side, earning her living as a highly-skilled bounty hunter while searching for her long-lost sister, Siuko. After seven years of searching, the time has come for Isabellae to take charge of her destiny once and for all and face her haunting past. 

Dark Horse Books is thrilled to present the first volume of Isabellae, collecting the first three French volumes in one compendium and offered in English print-format for the first time in a stunning, hardcover collection. Isabellae Volume 1 goes on sale August 7, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

Dan Berry
Dan Berry
Dan Berry is a man of mystery, an enigma that flits from convention to convention like a spectre, like a spirit. His interests range far and wide: he cannot be determined, he cannot be defined, he cannot be contained. He's like the wind. He also is a Sagittarius and enjoys a nice Italian.

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