Check out a wrap up of Dark Horse Comics’ announcements at NYCC.
Dark Horse to Publish Three “Polar” Collections in 2019
2019 is the year of Polar! Dark Horse is thrilled to announce the next and final installment in New York Times bestselling creator Victor Santos’ epic Polar crime-noir series—Polar Volume 4: The Kaiser Falls. In addition to this epic finale, Dark Horse will also publish Polar Volume 0: The Black Kaiser and the second edition of Polar Volume 1: Came from the Cold.
Polar Volume 4: The Kaiser Falls follows Black Kaiser as he tries to assimilate into retired life in Miami. The indomitable spy’s peaceful retirement is interrupted when a rookie assassin finds Kaiser and challenges him for his crown. His simple life becomes complicated when Kaiser’s housemaid has problems with a local gang and resurfacing to maintain the peace puts him right in the new adversary’s crosshairs. Buckle up, because Black Kaiser’s last ride is going to get rough! This beautiful hardcover edition contains 166 pages of pulse-pounding adventure for $19.99.
Originally published by Planeta-de-Agostini comics, Polar Volume 0: The Black Kaiser finds the Black Kaiser in direct conflict with the nefarious agency known as the Damocles Initiative. This 96-page hardcover collection explores the origins of one of the most feared assassins in the world for $17.99.
Polar Volume 4: The Kaiser Falls goes on sale March 6, 2019, and is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. Polar Volume 0: The Black Kaiser also goes on sale March 6, 2018, and is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. Dark Horse will also release the second edition of Polar Volume 1: Came from the Cold on January 30, 2019, and that book is also available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.
Polar is now a major motion picture set to debut in 2019 on Netflix. The film is co-produced by Constantin Film and Bolt Pictures in association with Dark Horse Entertainment. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Polar stars Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, and Matt Lucas. Robert Kulzer, Jeremy Bolt, and Hartley Gorenstein are producing with Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Martin Moszkowicz, and Mads Mikkelsen signed on as executive producers.
DIVE INTO THE DEEP END WITH BERGER BOOKS’ “THE GIRL IN THE BAY”
New Psychological Thriller Sails into Comic Shops on February 6, 2019
As revealed earlier today on the “Berger Books: The Second Wave” panel at New York Comic Con, The Girl in the Bay is the latest addition to the critically acclaimed Berger Books imprint at Dark Horse Comics. Eisner Award-winning writer J.M. DeMatteis (Brooklyn Dreams, Seekers into the Mystery, Impossible, Incorporated) and acclaimed artist Corin Howell (Transformers Windblade, The Mighty Zodiac, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call) unite to tell this haunting coming-of-age tale about misbegotten youth, “what could have been,” and the ultimate sacrifice.
“The chance to work with Karen Berger again was too good to pass up,” said J.M. DeMatteis. “I was part of the launch of the Vertigo imprint 25 years ago, and I’m delighted to be a part of this exciting new chapter in Karen’s career. I’m equally delighted to have the amazing Corin Howell illustrating our project, The Girl in the Bay: a dark tale of mysticism, time-travel, cosmic identity theft, and murder.”
In 1969, seventeen-year-old Kathy Sartori was brutally attacked, her body hurled into Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay. Miraculously, she survives, fights her way back to the surface, only to discover that 50 years have passed, and an eerie doppelganger has lived out an entire life in her place. Kathy soon confronts not just this strange double, but the madman who “murdered” her five decades earlier. Will he, and the dark entity that lives inside him, hold the key to Kathy’s missing years? Or will Kathy become a ghost of herself and be forced to live out what remains of her life on the edge of the world that she desperately wants to be a part of?
“J.M. is a true writing talent and wondrous storyteller,” said editor Karen Berger. “I’m thrilled to be working with him again and rising star Corin Howell, on this mysterious and moving new series, which has a personal connection to me in more ways than one.”
The first issue of The Girl in the Bay (of four) goes on sale February 6, 2019.
AMANDA RIPLEY LEADS THE RESISTANCE!
Brian Wood Returns to the “Aliens” Universe at Dark Horse for “Aliens: Resistance”
Since 1979, Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien has spawned a cultural phenomenon and an enormous franchise that has branched out to sequels, spin-offs, merchandise, video games and, of course, comics. Following Brian Wood’s 2016 critically acclaimed miniseries Aliens: Defiance, Wood returns to pen the sequel story Aliens: Resistance.
Aliens: Resistance follows the events of the popular video game Aliens: Isolation which starred Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda Ripley fifteen years after the events of the original film as she fought for survival against the monstrous xenomorph aboard a remote space station while attempting to uncover the hidden secrets of her mother’s disappearance from the insidious Weyland-Yutani Corporation. Now, in Aliens: Resistance, Ripley is kept silent by Weyland-Yutani now that the xenomorph threat has been brought to light. But when Zula Hendricks, the Ex-Colonial Marine from Aliens: Defiance, arrives in need of Ripley’s help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program, the duo teams up to lead a resistance against an upgraded arsenal designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret!
With an intense script by Brian Wood (Aliens: Defiance, Sword Daughter), cinematic art by Robert Carey (Power Rangers, Transformers), dynamic colors by Dan Jackson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Call of Duty: Zombies), letters by Nate Piekos (Stranger Things, Black Hammer) covers by Roberto De La Torre (The Invincible Iron Man, Ms. Marvel), and featuring the return of Aliens: Defiance alum Tristan Jones on variant covers, Aliens: Resistance is the action-packed blockbuster comics series not to be missed!
Aliens: Resistance #1 (of four) goes on sale January 23, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
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DARK HORSE RETURNS TO PANDORA!
Dark Horse Comics and Award-Winning Author Sherri L. Smith Bring Fans
an Epic Retelling of James Cameron’s Masterpiece From a New Perspective
For the past thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has worked to bring filmmaker James Cameron’s epic sci-fi blockbusters like The Terminator and Aliens to comic shops everywhere. In 2019 that partnership continues with the release of Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path, a comics companion to the highest grossing film of all times!
Adapted by Sherri L. Smith, the award-winning author of Lucy the Giant, Flygirl, and Orleans among many others, Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path follows the story of a proud Na’vi warrior whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of Jake Sully of the Sky People. What unfolds is a sweeping tale of sacrifice and heroism set during the original Avatar film revealing events only hinted at in the 2009 blockbuster! Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path features pencils by Jan Duursema (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Wolverine: Knight of Terra), inks by Dan Parsons (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Game of Thrones), colors by Wes Dzioba (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Mystery Science Theater 3000), and covers by Doug Wheatley (Star Wars: Dark Times).
Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path #1 (of six) goes on sale January 16, 2019.
Occult Historical Thriller “Unknown 9 Archives” Arrives
this Spring from Dark Horse and Reflector Entertainment
In Unknown 9 Archives, writer John Ney Rieber (The Books of Magic, Captain America, G.I. Joe) and acclaimed artist Jae Lee (Inhumans, Before Watchmen, The Dark Tower) explore history to shed light on events that changed the course of humanity forever. Follow Kieran, a reckless young merchant whose encounter with a mysterious woman opens his eyes to his family’s centuries-old involvement with a secret network of traders and explorers dedicated to the discovery of ancient hidden knowledge.
Unknown 9 is an occult conspiracy thriller focused on the Leap Year Society, a secretive organization aiming to uncover the keys to mankind’s greatest mysteries. As the world of Unknown 9 expands, fans will be able to experience stories told across a variety of platforms and points of entry, and the interwoven narratives will be shaped by their participation. It is the ambitious first universe launched by Reflector Entertainment, a venture led by Alex Amancio (Assassin’s Creed) in partnership with Guy Laliberté (Cirque du Soleil).
DARK HORSE EXPANDS DISNEY PUBLISHING LINE
WITH “DISNEY PRINCESS: ARIEL AND THE SEA WOLF”
Dive into Princess Ariel’s childhood! Dark Horse is pleased to announce the next addition to its publishing line with Disney— Disney Princess: Ariel and the Sea Wolf (Younger Readers)! From writer Liz Marsham, artist Tara Nicole Whitaker, and letterer Chris Dickey comes a heartwarming story of friendship that showcases openness and acceptance in a world where misunderstandings happen and rumors spread. Also included in this volume are a variety of story-related activities and special features!
In Disney Princess: Ariel and the Sea Wolf, young Ariel’s curiosity and adventurous spirit help her make a friend and prove that what you hear isn’t always what you should believe in this tale created especially for younger readers. Ariel is a wonderful storyteller, but when she acts out a grand adventure for her sisters, her dramatic gestures cause her sister to lose her favorite bracelet—dropping it deep in a subterranean cave that has a story of its own. Supposedly, the occupant of the cave is a dangerous creature willing to eat anyone who dares enter. Despite her sister’s warnings about the cave, Ariel’s sense of responsibility implores her to enter the cave and attempt to retrieve her sister’s bracelet. What she finds within is not what she expected, and her quest for a bracelet turns into a quest to demonstrate the importance of truth and trust—because sometimes what you hear isn’t what you should believe . . . and sometimes, it is.
Disney Princess: Ariel and the Sea Wolf goes on sale April 10, 2019.
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