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Dark Horse – News week (February 25th, 2019)

This week Dark Horse released a preview of their upcoming second issue of FIGHT CLUB 3, a hardcover release showcasing art from the animated series BRAVEST WARRIORS, a new TROUT story from Troy Nixey and colorist Dave Stewart, the announcement of a Dark Horse property being picked up by Syfyfor a series starring Alan Tudyk.

FIGHT CLUB 3 #2 was released this week, and if you haven’t picked it up yet, here’s a preview of the title from Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart including multiple cover versions (from David Mack, Francesco Francavilla, and Stewart) and some interior pages.

Fans of the animated web series Bravest Warriors, should be excited as this August Dark Horse is releasing a 200 page hardcover titled THE ART OF BRAVEST WARRIORS.

The $39.99 book will feature artwork from some of the people involved in the series including creator Pendleton Ward as well as developers, designers, and artists.

Coming this October is an art book showing off some of the concepts, production work, and more from the hit video game CUPHEAD.

The 160-page hardcover titled THE ART OF CUPHEAD from Dark Horse Books and Studio MDHR will be released on October 22, 2019.

Also announced this week was a new four issue TROUT story from Troy Nixey, and Dave Stewart titled TROUT: THE HOLLOWEST KNOCK.

Look for the first issue on June 19th.

The week in news ended with the announcement that Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s RESIDENT ALIEN series was picked up by the Syfy Channel for a series starring Alan Tudyk along with series regulars
Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, and Levi Fiehler

The comedy series is about an alien (played by Alan Tudyk) who crashes on Earth and becomes a doctor in a small Colorado town.

All press releases are below. All artwork courtesy of Dark Horse.

Dark Horse Comics Previews The Second Issue of FIGHT CLUB 3

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 26, 2019) — The movement that’s replaced Project Mayhem wants to recruit Marla Singer, and all hell breaks loose for Tyler Durden’s screwed-up family. Tyler is determined to be a father to the child Marla carries, and they re just starting to learn the truth about the new group’s ruthless and deviant plan for paradise.
“If you’re waiting for the compiled Fight Club 3 book, don’t,” said writer Chuck Palahniuk.” “It’s a year away and won’t  include the Miss Information column, a crucial element of grasping the entire story. Woe to you who miss out on Miss Information’s contribution to the FC3 mythos.” 

FIGHT CLUB 3 #2 is available for pre-order and will be available in your local comic shop on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019. 

Explore the cosmos with zany teenage heroes-for-hire, the Bravest Warriors, in “The Art of Bravest Warriors”!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 26, 2019) — Dark Horse Books, Frederator Studios, and Nelvana Ltd. are proud to present The Art of Bravest Warriors! This exploration of the hit animated series Bravest Warriors features hundreds of marvelous art pieces in one impeccable volume that can’t be missed!
Reminisce on the team’s greatest adventures from the animated series, the Bravest Warriors! In The Art of Bravest Warriors warp through informative chapters on the main characters, beloved settings, and your favorite alien encounters. 

This exclusive collection of gorgeous art from the creative mind of Bravest Warriors creator Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time), developers Breehn Burns (Dr. Tran, Invader ZIM), Will McRobb (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Ren & Stimpy Show), Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete), and a host of talented artists, such as character designer Phil Rynda (Adventure Time, Gravity Falls) and background designer Steven Sugar (Steven Universe). TheArt of Bravest Warriors includes storyboards and scripts from early stages of the show’s production as well as comics and fan art for the most impassioned fans of the series. Enjoy the most comprehensive collection of illustrations and dive into the development and production materials of the Bravest Warriors!

The 200-page hardcover, The Art of Bravest Warriors, arrives August 27, 2019 and can be pre-ordered on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and your local comic shop for $39.99 


Travel Back to the Inkwell Isles in this “Cuphead” Compendium of Curiosities!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 27, 2019) — Come one, come all!! It’s time for a special announcement of a thrilling compendium! Dark Horse Books and Studio MDHR are thrilled to present The Art of Cuphead! This vintage-style art extravaganza is the perfect book for fans of Cuphead.
Get transported back to the golden age of 1930s animation with an art book celebrating the acclaimed run & gun platformer, Cuphead! Each page of this curated collection of artwork is designed to capture the vintage look and feel of the Thirties. Take a gander at the game’s traditional hand-drawn frame-by-frame animation. Peek at the early concepts, production work, and early ideas that went into the making of Cuphead’s characters, bosses, stages and more. Relive the most cherished and challenging moments of Cuphead and Mugman’s adventure to reclaim their souls from The Devil, all in a way you’ve never seen before! Guided by personal insights from game directors Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, take a one-of-a-kind trip through the Inkwell Isles and discover an all-new appreciation for Cuphead’s animation style and challenging retro gameplay.

The Art of Cuphead goes on sale October 22, 2019, and is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. Be sure to pick up a copy of this oversized, 160-page art book for $29.99. 


Magic and Mystery Abound in “Trout: The Hollowest Knock”

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 28, 2019) — Troy Nixey (Vinegar Teeth, Only The End Of The World Again), along with colorist Dave Stewart (Black Hammer, Fight Club 2), returns with the next chapter in the “Trout” story! Catch up with Giuseppe and Trout as embark on a mysterious and dangerous journey across the ocean in Trout: The Hollowest Knock
Trout: The Hollowest Knock picks up when Giuseppe and Trout are run out of Upton. Sick and distraught the two have no other option but to travel across the ocean to Giuseppe’s childhood village. Trout is lost along the way and Giuseppe is forced to deal with his brother’s meddling in order to find the mysterious little boy he’s sworn to protect. Can Giuseppe find him before Trout meets his fate at the hands of the god of the sea? And who is the shadowy figure trapped in a giant shark egg who is struggling to keep Trout alive?! One thing’s for certain—for better or worse, Trout will never be the same again! 

Trout: The Hollowest Knock #1(of four) goes on sale June 19, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

Praise for Troy Nixey:

“Artist Troy Nixey’s characters are full of life. They’re very animated and expressive.”—Horror Talk

“The artwork perfectly captures the off-kilter feel of the book [The Black Sinister], combining cartoonish characters with heavily detailed outfits, environments, and shadows.”—Comicsverse 


Alan Tudyk Stars in Series from UCP, with Chris Sheridan (“Family Guy”) Executive Producing Alongside Dark Horse Entertainment and Amblin TV David Dobkin Executive Produced and Directed the Pilot

NEW YORK, NY – February 28, 2019  – SYFY today announced the series pickup of  RESIDENT ALIEN, a comedic drama based on the popular Dark Horse comics series by co-creators Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. From Universal Content Productions (UCP), in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment, the series was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan (“Family Guy”). Mike Richardson (“Hellboy”) and Keith Goldberg (“The Legend of Tarzan”) of Dark Horse Entertainment (“The Umbrella Academy”), and Justin Falvey (“The Americans”) and Darryl Frank (“The Americans”) of Amblin TV will also executive produce. David Dobkin (“The Judge”) executive produced and directed the pilot. RESIDENT ALIEN is a twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story that follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Alan Tudyk) who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth — ultimately asking the question, “Are human beings worth saving?” Tudyk (“Firefly,” “Rogue One”) is joined by series regulars Sara Tomko (“Once Upon A Time”), Corey Reynolds (“The Closer”), Alice Wetterlund (“People of Earth”) and Levi Fiehler (“Mars”). The series will begin production in Vancouver this summer. 

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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