Dark Horse Annouces $1 Special On Brian Wood’s First-Issue Reprints Of The Massive And Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT!

In 2010, when Dark Horse launched the One for One program, making the first issue of select titles available for the low cover price of $1, the response was overwhelmingly positive from fans and retailers alike. Now, Dark Horse is making two of the biggest launches of 2012 available for less than the price of a cup of coffee!

Brian Wood’s postapocalyptic, eco-conscious epic The Massive has been a critics’ darling since before the first issue even hit stands. The thought-provoking series has garnered consistent praise issue after issue, and will see its first collection released on March 20, 2013.

Similarly, MIND MGMT, Matt Kindt’s electrifying tale of psychic spies and the journalist who stumbles upon their incredible secrets, is expected to make many critics’ top-ten lists for the year. The first collection is making its way to comic shops on April 3, 2013.

To celebrate, Dark Horse has decided to offer retailers and fans an opportunity to find out what they have been missing with two specially priced first-issue reprints, to be released on April 3, 2013! The Massive #1 will feature an all-new cover designed by series creator Brian Wood, while MIND MGMT will feature a brand-new cover by Matt Kindt!

Look for these special reprints in Diamond’s Previews catalog on January 30, 2013!massivemindmgmt1for1

The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys Launches This June 2013!!

In 2009, when Dark Horse first announced a new project from Grammy-nominated frontman turned Eisner-winning comics writer Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy), the response from music and comics fans alike was overwhelming. Now, Dark Horse is thrilled to announce that Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, and Becky Cloonan’s highly anticipated sci-fi epic will finally see publication in 2013!

Welcome to Battery City, where the disease is the cure!

In My Chemical Romance’s critically acclaimed album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries. It cost them their lives, save for one—the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI or else join the mindless ranks of Bat City!

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“The original idea for the comic informed the record,” said Gerard Way. “The record helped refine the idea, and then Becky had done a drawing of the Girl for the single ‘The Only Hope for Me Is You’ and I saw it and thought, this is the comic. It’s basically the last video, it’s the last part of the Killjoys story, while at the same time being totally its own thing.”

“I think we have created a broad range of characters here,” said cowriter Shaun Simon. “A lonely teenage girl hiding from her past in the desert. A couple of android call girls wanting nothing more than to be together. An aging assassin with a secret that could destroy his life . . . Even though these characters are living in a bizarre sci-fi world, their struggles are the same we face in our own.”

“The world of the Killjoys is full of visual opposites—from sprawling deserts to urban junkyards—and a cast of characters to match,” said artist Becky Cloonan. “It’s been a challenge to encompass all of this in my art, but woven into the world building is a human spark that lights this story on fire and gives me so much to draw from.”

As announced at New York Comic Con, an early look into this world will be published as part of Free Comic Book Day 2013, with the first issue hitting stands the following month on June 6!