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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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Dark Horse To Release The Short Films of Dave McKean In Hardcover Book!

Best known for his work with Neil Gaiman and his Harvey Award-winning graphic novel Cages and Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash, Dave McKean also created inventive, surreal short films. McKean’s films have been collected in this Blu-ray release, accompanied by a behind-the-scenes hardcover book.

While I’ve only seen McKean’s excellent feature-length film, Mirrormask, I have to expect that Dave McKean: Short Films will be a darkly delightful collection of weirdness and empathy. The book should go down a treat, too.

Dave McKean: Short Films will be in stores on June 27, 2018.

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Dark Horse, Santa Monica Studio and Sony Interactive Partner on The Art of God of War: Limited Edition!

Dark Horse, Santa Monica Studio, and Sony Interactive Entertainment will release the essential companions to the highly-anticipated video game God of War in 2018.

They will publish The Art of God of War: Limited Edition, The Art of God of War, and a four-issue God of War miniseries.

The Art of God of War Limited Edition will be available for purchase through the PlayStation Gear store. The Art of God of War goes on-sale in early 2018 when the game ships, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.

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Random House Reissuing The Alienist Ahead of TNT Series!

Random House is reissuing Caleb Carr’s psychological thriller The Alienist in anticipation of TNT’s series based the novel.

Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, this psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker). Viewers will be transported into the darkest corners of New York City during the Gilded Age.

The Alienist TV tie-in will be in stores on November 22nd. The series will follow on Monday, January 22, 2018.

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Dark Horse Partners with Rare for The Art of Sea of Thieves!

Dark Horse and Rare announce the perfect companion piece to Rare’s Sea of Thieves game, The Art of Sea of Thieves. Sea of Thieves is the new shared-world adventure  title that will have gamers on the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs living the pirate life from early 2018 and beyond.

The Art of Sea of Thieves is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.

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