Category Archives: Books

VIZ Media Celebrates Two Studio Ghibli Anniversaries with Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke Books!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hayao Miyazki’s first film, Castle in the Sky. It’s also the 20th anniversary of what many consider to be his magnum opus, Princess Mononke.

To celebrate these anniversaries, VIZ Media will release full-color picture books for each film in December.

The new books capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films with easy-to-read text, full-color pictures direct from the film, and a family-friendly oversized hardcover format aimed at readers of all ages.

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Dark Horse Ventures Into The Dark North!

The Dark North – Cover art by Lukas Thelin – Courtesy of Dark Horse.

Dark Horse is bringing Scandinavian fantasy and science fiction to North America in The Dark North – five tales ranging from Norse mythology to apocalyptic science fiction to fantasy.

Written by  Martin Dunelind, the five stories are illustrated by Peter Bergting (Baltimore: The Red Kingdom), Henrik Pettersson (concept artist on Minecraft at Mojang), Joakim Ericsson (concept artist at Starbreeze Studios), Magnus Olsson (Neotech RPG), and Lukas Thelin (Western RPG, Lone Wolf RPG) – who also did the cover.

The Dark North will be in stores on September 27, 2017, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Penguin Random House, and Things From Another World.

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Setting The Stage: Tokyo Ghoul: Past!

Before the steel frame incident in the 20th Ward, there were reports of Ghouls lurking among the masses in Tokyo, carefully stalking their prey.

Tokyo Ghoul: Past covers the events that occurred before the opening act of Tokyo Ghoul – a time when Kaneki was still human, the Kirishimas still lived together, and Rize enjoyed her feasts.

Tokyo Ghoul: Past will be available in print and digital on April 18th.

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Moebius Library: The Art of Edena Set for October!

Dark Horse has announced the release date for the second volume in its ongoing collection of the works of Moebius – Moebius Library: The Art of Edena.

Moebius Library: The Art of Edena collects four fantastic Edena-related short stories and a mother lode of Moebius illustrations – preview pages of which follow.

Moebius Library: The Art of Edena will be in stores on October 3rd.

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Top Shelf Announces Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump!

President Trump has been parodied on TV and, undoubtedly, in stand-up comedy shows across the country.

Now, New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler takes aim at the sh*t the president has said with a volume appropriately titled Sh*t My President Says.

Wheeler, satirical superhero creator of Too Much Coffee Man (which should give you an idea of his sense of humor) zeroes in on President Trump’s gift for complete obliviousness with deadly accuracy.

Sh*t My President Says will be available in August, 2017.

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Orbital Cloud – A Different Kind of Space Invasion!

When Kazumi Kimura, proprietor of shooting star forecast website Meteor News, notices some suspicious orbiting space debris, rumors spread online that the debris is actually an orbital weapon targeting the International Space Station.

Before long NORAD is checking it out and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and CIA become involved.

Orbital Cloud posits a near-future scenario where the nations of the Earth must join together in the face of terror from space.

Written by Taiyo Fujii, author of the award-winning novel Gene Mapper, Orbital Cloud will be released by VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint on March 21st.

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Dark Horse To Release The Art of Over the Garden Wall!

Dark Horse will publish The Art of Over the Garden Wall – an art book collecting production and development art behind the award-winning animated television miniseries Over the Garden Wall, featuring never-before-seen sketches from creator Patrick McHale and written by Paste magazine’s Sean Edgar.

The Art of Over the Garden Wall will be in stores on September 13, 2017th. Pre-orders are being taken now at at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, Things From Another World, DarkHorse.com, and more.

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Dark Horse and Barnes & Noble Set Quests for Legend of Zelda® Fans!

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA BARNES & NOBLE MAP!

To celebrate the release of the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts, Dark Horse and Barnes & Noble bookstores invite Zelda fans to special events taking place at select stores across the country.

Each participating Barnes & Noble location has a quest. Zelda fans will be given a map of various locations throughout their store, where they must answer a trivia question at each stop. Those who are successful in their quest will be rewarded with an event exclusive Triforce enamel pin and photo opportunity.

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March: Book Three Sweeps American Library Association Awards!

March: Book Three has won four American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards: the Coretta Scott King Book Award; the Michael L. Printz Award; the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

This is the first time a single book has won all four awards. Details follow the break.

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VIZ Media Slates The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Kaladesh for January!

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The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Kaladesh – the third volume in the series of art books collecting art from the strategy card game – will be a 240-page hardcover with illustrations from artists including Adam Paquette (who also provided the cover art) Cliff Childs, Winona Wilson and Christine Choi and in-depth lore by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt.

The VIZ Media release will be stores on January 3rd. Further details follow the break.

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Reaches Milestone!

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library started out as a community outreach program and has grown into the world’s largest literacy program – in December it will distribute 1,000,000 books to children around the globe.

Not bad for a program that was initially intended to serve Parton’s home county of Sevier County, Tennessee.

To celebrate this milestone, Evey Johns, a two-year-old from Conway, Arkansas who just enrolled in the Imagination Library, has been randomly selected to receive a $30,000 college scholarship.

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