After 40 years of genre bending and award-winning content, Wendy and Richard Pini are stepping away from their beloved series, ElfQuest, to take a well-deserved break and to focus on other projects and ventures.
ElfQuest: The Final Quest #24 finds heroes’ journeys that started in the Original Quest coming to their resolutions. Fateful events set in motion last issue continue to have unstoppable consequences, as dire battles are fought on the physical and the spiritual realms. Now decisions must be made that will affect everyone—elves and humans alike— on the World of Two Moons far into the future. Can the Great Wheel of time and history, broken millennia ago, ever be made whole again?
ElfQuest: The Final Quest #24 will be in comics shops on February 28th.
When a lost armada of Roman soldiers arrives a thousand years before Columbus, they don’t seek to conquer and exterminate, but instead set up a cooperative society with the indigenous peoples that radically alters the timeline of the Americas… and the rest of the world.
That’s premise of Dark Horse’s new graphic novel Rome West – from writers Brian Wood and Justin Giampaoli and artist Andrea Mutti.
Blackwood College is far from your average university. Instead of meeting your general education requirements and rushing Kappa Kappa Whatever, you’ll instead find yourself trained in the occult and dealing with an undead dean’s curse, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, and a plague of mutant insects.
Blackwood is a four-issue Dark Horse miniseries from Evan Dorkin and Veronica Fish. Issue #1 will be in comics shops on May 30th.
The adventures of Stan Sakai’s ronin rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo, have been optioned by Gaumont for development as an animated TV series.
The series will be co-produced by Gaumont, Sakai, James Wan’s Atomic Monster, and Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg who will serve as executive producers, with Chris Tongue as co-executive producer.
In Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek, the Shaolin Cowboy walks the action-packed path of three enemies. Those from the past, who still pursue him, those from the future who are waiting for him, and those from the present who find killing him isn’t going to be as easy as he looks.
Dark Horse Books is boldly going where they have never gone before – publishing Geof Darrow’s Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek and bringing a classic, hard-to-find masterpiece back into print.
Geof Darrow’s Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek will be in comics shops on July 11th, and in bookstores on July 17th.
Written by Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and illustrated by Gabriel Guzmán (Star Wars), Dark Horse and Blizzard Entertainment announce StarCraft: Scavengers, a new comic series further exploring the expansive universe of Blizzard’s acclaimed science-fiction real-time strategy game series.
In StarCraft: Scavengers, a group of terrans hopes to pull off the job of their lifetimes: pillaging a derelict protoss ship in a decaying orbit above an uninhabited planet.
StarCraft: Scavengers #1 will be instores on July 25th.
Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander follows Persian King Xerxes as he sets out to conquer the world to avenge his father Darius’s defeat and create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen . . . Until the hardy Greeks produce a god king of their own, Alexander the Great.
Written and drawn by Frank Miller, Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander will be in comics shops on April 4th.
The Occultist follows college student Rob Bailey after he stumbles upon a magical book that gives him supernatural powers; he gets not only new occult abilities, but also dangerous problems that come with them.
The complete run of The Occultist has been collected into The Occultist Omnibus and will be available on April 25, 2018.
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.