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Netflix Adapting The Umbrella Academy Graphic Novels as Live Action Series!

Netflix is adapting The Umbrella Academy graphic novels by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá as a live action series in partnership with publisher Dark Horse Comics.

The Eisner Award-winning graphic novels follow a dysfunctional family of superheroes – the titular Umbrella Academy (The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin) as they try to work together to solve their father’s murder.

The Umbrella Academy will be produced by Universal Cable Productions.

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Propaganda Tales Collected In Reefer Madness – Coming This Summer!

Like the anti-drug propaganda film of the same name, Dark Horse’s Reefer Madness collects stories by comics creators of the 1940s – like Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (creators of Superman), Jerry Robinson, Frank Frazetta and Jack Kirby – plus an in-depth discussion  by Henry Aslinger (America’s first drug czar) and newspaperman William Randolph Heart.

Says editor Craig Yoe, ‘This is one of the most fun books I’ve ever put together. Some of the writers and artists that created these comics must have been smoking something to concoct these ludicrous and loony tales of youth gone bad!’ said Yoe.

Reefer Madness will be in stores this summer. A trailer follows…

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Shades of The Hammer Dracula Flicks: Mr. Higgins Comes Home!

Dark Horse Comics will be bringing back the flavor of the classic Hammer Dracula flicks in October when the company publishes Mr. Higgins Comes Home – a graphic novel from Hellboy’s Mike Mignola and Helena Crash artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell.

In Mr. Higgins Comes Home, preparations begin at Castle Golga for the annual festival of the undead, as a pair of fearless vampire killers question a man hidden away in a monastery on the Baltic Sea. The mysterious Mr. Higgins wants nothing more than to avoid the scene of his wife’s death, and the truth about what happened to him in that castle. However, these heroic men, sworn to rid the world of the vampire scourge, inspire Higgins to venture out and to end the only suffering he really cares about–his own.

Mr. Higgins comes home will be in Comics stores on October 25th and bookstores on October 31st.

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Anthropomorphic Preview: Heroes on the Half-Shell Meet Samurai Rabbit!

It’s been a couple of decades since Stan Saki’s Miyamoto Usagi crossed paths with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – but now, they are about encounter each other again and the future of Japan is at stake.

 

Dark Horse Comics and IDW will present a reunion twenty years in the making as the ronin rabbit and the heroes on the shell combine talents to take on the maniacal Jei.

The as yet untitled one-shot will be released in July in two formats: a standard comic book format and a deluxe hardcover collector’s edition.

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Preview: Felicia Day’s The Guild Gets Oversized Hardcover Library Edition!

Dark Horse Comics is collecting Felicia Day’s The Guild webcomic – in its entirety (plus two new stories – the first since 2013) – in an oversized hardcover library edition.

The series follows a shy girl who stumbles onto a MMO called The Game and makes friends – so much so that it gives her the confidence to confront her problems in real life (with varying degrees of effectiveness).

Pre-orders are being taken now.

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Henchgirl Preview: Working for a Supervillain Is No Fun!

Dark Horse’s new title, Henchgirl, follows the tale of Mary Posa. She hates her job and works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and worst of all, no respect. Her coworkers are jerks, and her boss doesn’t appreciate her. He’s also a supervillain.

Sounds intriguing, right? Read on to learn more.

Henchgirl is now on sale at your nearest comics shop and through Dark Horse or TFAW.com.

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Sneak Preview: James Stokoe’s Aliens: Dead Orbit!

After a horrific accident strikes a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools—a timer, utility kit, and his wits—to survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to man.

Orc Stain creator James Stokoe pens a thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story: Dead Orbit!

On sale April 26, 2017 (Alien Day!)

FOC March 27, 2017

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The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man Returns Inspector Thomas Adye To the Fray!

In 2011, Cole Haddon unleashed The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde upon an unsuspecting world.

Haddon is back with another penny dreadful for the new century – The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man – with art by Sebastián Cabrol (Thief: Tales from the City, Caliban) and colors by Hernán Cabrera (Caliban).

After his run-in with Edward Hyde and Jack the Ripper, Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard is struggling to return to normalcy – but his attempts at normalcy evaporate when he’s confronted with the bizarre case of a disappearing man.

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man #1 (of 6) will go on sale on June 21st.

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American Gods #1 – Believe Everything!

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is being adapted for television by a team led by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal). It will undoubtedly be one of the stranger shows on TV, but it won’t be on TV for a while.

Fortunately, Dark Horse Comics has enlisted P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton to adapt the novel for comics and we don’t have to wait – it’s coming out on March 15th.

The epic tale of a man caught in a war between the Old Gods and the New, American Gods follows ex-convict Shadow Moon as he takes a job as bodyguard to the mysterious Mr. Wednesday – a man who seems to almost know more about him than he does himself.

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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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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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