Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Viz is participating in the May 4 event with Dragon Ball & Rurouni Kenshin Restoration preview and It's An Ugly Doll Comic & Other Stuff. Dark Horse's offering includes a Mai Avatar: The Last Airbender story. Get a look after the jump.
CHICAGO, IL, APRIL 26–Dark Horse continues in the tradition of bringing only the biggest and best characters and story lines to comics with the announcement of the Halo: Initiation miniseries, launching in August! This exciting new miniseries will be written by Halo 4 writer and comics veteran Brian Reed, with art by Marco Castiello (Secret Invasion: Front Line, Star Wars: Purge)!
Dark Horse Comics is celebrating the second anniversary of their digital store, which offers manga including Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Evangelion tie-ins and Kazuo Koike works like Lone Wolf and Cub. For the occasion, they've launched Dynamite library of comics, and are giving away a bundle of fifty of their own first issues. More after the jump.
Some month's manga release slates from Dark Horse are more impressive than other. And, wow. September is a nice one. In addition to new volumes Blade of the Immortal, Oreimo and Trigun creator Yasuhiro Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront, the month sees the premiere of Eva remix Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary. See the complete list after the jump,
Manga publisher Dark Horse had a handful of announcements to make at its Sakura-Con panel, including the upcoming release of KEI's Hatsune Miku: Unofficial Hatsune Mix, Hideki Mori and Kazuo Koike's New Lone Wolf & Cub manga, and The Art of Katsuya Terada book. Details past the jump.
Toren Smith, one of the looming figures in the story of localizing manga and anime for English speakers, passed away on March 4th at age 52. Smith helped bring classics like Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell and Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira to North America, as well as set the stage for the manga boom of the 00s. More after the jump.
Having previously published a number of Mass Effect mini-series, Dark Horse has announced that they will be working with Mass Effect 2 and 3 lead writer Mac Walters on a new ongoing comic based on BioWare’s science fiction RPG. Characters for the series will tie into Mass Effect 3: Citadel single-player DLC. More after the jump.
It's the book that unseated 50 Shades of Gray at the top of Amazon's sales character. After racking up a staggering preorder count, that some estimate to exceed over a quarter million, comic/manga publisher Dark Horse will be releasing The Legend of Zelda - Hyrule Historia on January 29th. Get an early look after the jump.
Dark Horse, Avatar - The Promise writer Gene Luen Yang and series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are set to explore one of the key holes in Avatar lore this March —what happened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? The publisher also has more CLAMP including Tokyo Babylon planned. Get the full schedule after the jump.
Publisher Dark Horse has announced solicitations for December comic releases and January graphic novels. Manga for that period includes the long awaited new short story collection from Blade of the Immortal author Hiroaki Samura, a collection of Evangelion tribute manga, and the second Trigun omnibus. Get the details after the jump.
According to a new Diamond Books sales catalog, Dark Horse is set to publish The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia encyclopedia published in Japan with assistance from Nintendo. Hit the jump for all of the details on the massive book and what it will feature.
Publisher Dark Horse has sent out their solicitations for October comics and November graphic novels. Among the upcoming manga titles is the first omnibus collection Trigun Maximum. See the full plans after the jump.
Dark Horse has announced its slate of October books and August comics. Among the new releases is Yoshitaka Amano's (Final Fantasy) first fantasy novel created as author and illustrator, Deva Zan. See the full plans after the jump.
Dark Horse has announced its slates of July comics and September graphic novels. This has shaped up to be a remarkably strong schedule for manga releases, with the debut of Oreimo and the omnibus of CLAMP's Angelic Layer, as well as more Card Captor Sakura, Berserk, and Vampire Hunter D. Check out the details after the jump.
Earlier this week, we had news about the post-production work on a Hollywood adaptation of 47 Ronin. Independently, the story is also being adapted in a comic, written by the President of publisher Dark Horse, Mike Richardson, and illustrated by the renowned Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), with the legendary Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub) advising. More after the jump.