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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.