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First Look: The World’s First Detective Returns in Britannia: We Who Are About To Die!

After his debut series sold out ten printings, Antonius Axia, the world’s first detective, returns with a new case in Britannia: We Who Are About To Die.

Upon returning to Rome, Axia is called upon to investigate a series of murders that appear to have been committed by the god Apollo!

The first issue of the four-issue mini-series – written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Juan Jose Ryp – will be in stores on April 26th. Eclipse has first look…

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UK’s 2000 AD Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

Cover art for 2000 AD: 40th Anniversary Special – courtesy of 2000 Ad

2000 Ad is 40 today – that’s forty years of continuous weekly publication!

The UK’s most popular comic, 2000 AD has introduced such legendary characters as Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and Halo Jones – and such legendary creators as Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, and Simon Bisley.

It has inspired the likes of filmmakers  Duncan Jones, Edgar Wright, Christopher Nolan, Joe Cornish, and Alex Garland; actors Simon Pegg and Karl Urban, and writers from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to Alistair Reynolds an Lauren Beukes.

To mark the occasion, a special 40th anniversary issue has been released that features work by many of the all-star talents the comic has introduced to the world.

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Will Eisner Celebrated with Month-Long Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators!

Will Eisner The Centennial Celebration exhibition catalogue. Courtesy of Dark Horse/Kitchen Sink Press

The work of Will Eisner – whose newspaper series The Spirit has influenced and inspired generations of artists – will be celebrated in a month-long exhibition at New York City’s Society of Illustrators from March 1st to June 3rd, 2017.

The exhibition will be curated by Denis Kitchen and John Lind and will feature over 150 pieces by Eisner.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Co-Creator Updates Jane Eyre in Graphic Novel!

Jane cover by Ramón K. Pérez. Courtesy of BOOM! Studios

Aline Brosh McKenna, co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Eisner-winning artist Ramón K. Pérez are updating Charlotte Brontë’s classic, Jane Eyre, for BOOM studios’ imprint Archaia.

Jane will tell the story of a girl from a small fishing town who goes to art school in the big city. Needing money, she takes a job as nanny for a young girl named Adele – but finds herself falling for the girl’s father.

A release for Jane is to be determined.

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CALEXIT: When a Fascistic POTUS Takes Over California Leaves!

Imagine, if you will, that a fascistic, autocratic President has taken over the U.S. – and that, following massive protests, especially in California (which voted 2-1 against the President), that that state decided to wrest control back from the country’s new leader.

That’s the premise behind CALEXIT, a new comic by writer Matteo Pizzolo and artist Amancay Nahuelpan.

The story follows  Jamil, a 25-year old courier (aka smuggler), and Zora, a 27-year old leader in the Pacific Coast Sister Cities Resistance, who escape together from a prison camp in Occupied Los Angeles.

CALEXIT comes from Black Mask Studios and the first issue will be in stores in May.

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Legendary Comics Editor Karen Berger To Head Own Imprint at Dark Horse!

Karen Berger – founder and original editor of DC Comics’ influential Vertigo imprint – will  will acquire, edit, and oversee Berger Books, a new line of creator-owned comic books and graphic novels   to be published by Dark Horse Comics.

Berger – whose run at Vertigo found her overseeing such classic titles as Sandman, V for Vendetta, Preacher, Swamp Thing, Fables, Hellblazer, Y: The Last Man, and 100 Bullets – will work from her home on the East Coast.

Like all imprints under the Dark Horse banner, Berger books will be distributed by Penguin Random House.

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Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact – Dark Horse Releasing Unique Post-Alien Invasion OGN!

Cleo lives in a world where aliens have invaded – in fact, they killed her father.

How does someone fight back after that? By teaming up with a rebellious member of the shape-shifting species – who takes the form of her late father.

Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact is a new graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics. It will be in stores on September 6th. Pre-orders are now being taken on Amazon.

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Dark Horse Deluxe Expands The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Figure Collection at Toy Fair 2017!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt figures Geralt of Rivia, Dandelion, and Shani. Photo courtesy of Dark Horse

Dark Horse Deluxe will have three new figures from The Witcher on display at Toy Fair 2017: Geralt of Rivia, Dandelion, and Shani. All three figures are slated for release in September.

Toy Fair 2017 will be held from February 18th-21st at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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Horror Novelist Victor LaValle Takes on Frankenstein Mythos In Destroyer!

Illustration by Micaela Dawn. courtesy of BOOM! Studios

The last in the Frankenstein line, Dr. Jo Baker decides to use her family’s scientific heritage to resurrect her son, following his death during a tragic encounter with the police.

Then the original Creature shows up and the two have decisions to make.

Victor LaValle’s Destroyer is the first comic by the acclaimed author of The Ecstatic, The Devil in Silver, Big Machine. The first issue is scheduled for release in May.

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Papercutz To Release The Complete Harvey Award-Winning Graphic Novel Series High Moon!

Papercutz’ Super Genius Imprint will be publishing the complete classic horror/western graphic novel series High Moon – re-releasing the two volumes of the Harvey Award-winner for Best Online Series – previously available from DC’s Zuda Comics imprint – plus a new third volume that will bring the series to a satisfying conclusion.

High Moon follows a former Pinkerton agent/current bounty-hunter with a dark secret who finds something unexpected when he investigates strange occurrences in the small Texas town of Blest.

Super Genius will release Vol. 1, Bullet Holes and Bite Marks, on October 17th, with Volume 2 following in May of 2018. Read on for further details.
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Dark Horse To Collect Doc Unknown as Quality Hardcover!

Dark Horse Comics is collecting highly regarded indie comic Doc Unknown as a quality hardcover.

The series followed Warren Williams, a WWII fighter pilor who was shot down and taken in by the warrior monks of the secret temple of Min-Yao. After the war, he put his training to good use by protecting Gate City from menaces ranging from organized crime to the supernatural.

The pulp action series was created by writer Fabian Rangel Jr. and artist Ryan Cody.

The Complete Doc Unknown collects Doc Unknown Volumes 1–3, the Boss Snake one-shot, and pinups by Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, and more. It will be in stores on July 19, 2017.

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