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VIZ MEDIA RELEASES AKIRA TORIYAMA’S DRAGON QUEST ILLUSTRATIONS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

VIZ Media explores the video game-related artwork of famed creator Akira Toriyama with the release of Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition.

In stores on December 11th, the hardcover volume contains over 500 illustrations showcasing Toriyama’s innovative character design from the Dragon Quest video games.

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VIZ MEDIA RELEASES MAGIC: THE GATHERING—CONCEPTS & LEGENDS!

VIZ Media has released a new volume celebrating Magic: The Gathering – Magic: The Gathering – Concepts and Legends.

Written by Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt, this deluxe slip-cased, hardcover volume with collectible art prints provides readers with a rare glimpse of the creative process behind the evolving art and design of Magic: The Gathering.

Content details follow.

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Nier:Automata: Long Story Short Novel Coming from VIZ Media in October!

Nier:Automata: Long Story Shot – a novel based on the popular video game, and first of two – will be in stores and digital on October 9th.

When alien forces invade with an army of Machines, the remnants of humanity must depend on Androids of their own design – the placid 2B and the excitable 9S – to survive.

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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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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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Brandon Sanderson Plans Multimedia Project: Dark One!

FremantleMedia North America Random House Studio today announced a milestone partnership with best-selling fantasy novelist Brandon Sanderson.

Sanderson’s Dark One will be a TV series, graphic novel and a series of ‘supplementary, multi-volume books that will expand on the storyline from the show and further explore subsidiary characters.’

A related podcast is also planned. Details follow.

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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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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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