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Dark Horse Sets How to Train Your Dragon Art Book for March!

Preorders are now being taken for Dark Horse/Dreamworks Animation’s The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – a 184-page volume featuring commentary and never before seen art from DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be in stores on March 1, 2019.

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Dark Horse Sets English Edition of The Art of Bravely Default!

Dark Horse and Square Enix are partnering to present The Art of Bravely Default in English for the first time.

The first of two volumes, this faithful localization of original Japanese content allows readers to explore the story and art behind the game, and features hundreds of pieces of concept art and conversational commentary directly from the creative team!

The Art of Bravely Default will be in stores on February 5, 2019 and available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Dark Horse To Release Jurassic Park, Jurassic World Coloring Books!

Dark Horse has announced release date for two adult coloring books celebrating the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World film franchise.

Simply titled Jurassic Park Adult Coloring Book and Jurassic World Adult Coloring Book, both volumes will be in stores on October 31st.

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Book Trailer: Secret Scouts and the Lost Leonardo!

Tom, Lisa, Sophie, and Jack stumble across the find of a lifetime — Leonardo da Vinci’s codex full of sketches, writings, and calculations. Now they have a choice: do they sell it and become richer beyond their wildest dreams, or do they try to decode the journal and figure out what Leonardo was up to?

Secret Scouts and the Lost Leonardo is like The Goonies meets The Da Vinci Code – a time travel tale with an underpinning in fact – and a dazzling trailer (which suggests it would make one ripping movie).

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Get Troma-fied! Dynamite Entertainment Sets The Art of Troma for September!

Dynamite Entertainment, in partnership with Troma Entertainment (where, among others,  James Gunn, Trey Parker, Eli Roth and Oliver Stone) will release The Art of Troma and The Art of Troma Limited Edition in September.

Written by New York Times Bestselling author and Troma aficionado Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys and Aliens), this incredible 256-page collection features never-before-seen film stills, rare posters, candid interviews, and buckets and buckets and BUCKETS of fake blood.

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It’s AIs Vs. Mysterious Spiders in The Thousand Year Beach!

It’s been more than a thousand years since the last human beings visited posh resort Costa del Número – leaving the AIs that run it alone in an endless summer – until now. Now, the resort is being attacked by army of mysterious Spiders.

The Thousand Year Beach is an award-winning novel by TOBI Hirotaka. From VIZ Media’s Haikasoru imprint, it will be in stores on June 19th.

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DARK HORSE HONORS JAPAN’S MASTER ARTIST YOSHITAKA AMANO WITH ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY

Dark Horse has announced unique hardcover biography to honor Japan’s master artist, Yoshitaka Amano – written by noted video game historian Florent Gorges.

Amano has been creating since his first job in 1967, at the age of 15, on Speed Racer. He has taken his influences from manga, anime, American comics and numerous other sources and forged his own style.

The 424-page Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography—Beyond the Fantasy will be available in two editions – including a special limited edition with cool extras – on October 10th. A description of both volumes follows.

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Paulo Coelho Novels To Be Adapted Into Original Crime Thriller TV Series!

Brasilian writer Paulo Coelho – Photo by Niels Ackermann / Rezo.ch for The Wall Street Journal – Courtesy of Frematlemedia North America and Dancing Ledge Productions.

Three novels by Brasilian author Paulo Coelho are being developed as an original crime thriller series for television by Fremantlemedia North America and Dancing Ledge Productions.

Based on the characters and themes from The Devil and Miss Prym, Brida and The Witch of Portobello, the series will explore the human condition, celebrating Coelho’s multi-layered storytelling.

Coelho will introduce each episode and share thoughts on its themes.

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Pantheon Books Readying Alex Ross’ Marvelosity for Fall!

Alex Ross has long since established himself as the go to guy for photo real takes on superheroes, having done covers and interior art for both Marvel and DC over a span of decades.

Random House imprint Pantheon Books will be publishing a superhero-sized (304 pages) collection of Ross’  art from Marvel Comics – Marvelocity – The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross. The volume will also include a new ten-page story.

Edited by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear – and with an introduction by J.J. Abrams – Marvelocity will be in stores on October 2nd.

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VIZ Media Announces Summer Release for Magic: The Gathering – Dominaria Art Book!

VIZ Media is growing their libraries of quality The Art of Magic: The Gathering books with The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Dominaria.

The sixth installment in VIZ Media’s continuing series of hardcover books celebrating the incredible artwork and imagery of Magic: The Gathering™ focuses on the plane of Dominaria, an ancient world that has weathered one apocalypse after another and emerged into a new time of rebirth and renewal – and is scheduled for release in Summer 2018.

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BOOM! Studios Brings Twilight Zone Creator’s Original Planet of the Apes Script To Life!

Planet of the Apes: Visionaries cover by Paolo Rivera/Courtesy of BOOM! Studios.

The first Planet of The Apes (1968) film is an adaptation of the French novel La Planète des singes by Pierre Boule. On the road to making the landmark science-fiction classic, 20th Century Fox commissioned Rod Serling to adapt the source material. Serling’s first draft, which was drastically revised before filming, is a radically different vision of the franchise than the one the world has come to know and love.

Now, for the first time in any medium, that vision is fully realized as a graphic novel with Planet of the Apes: Visionaries from acclaimed actor/comedian/writer Dana Gould (The Simpsons) and Chad Lewis (Avengers Origins).

Planet of the Apes: Visionaries will be in stores in August.

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