Dark Horse Comics “Halloween Legion : The World’s Weirdest Heros”

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COMING SOON FROM SEQUENTIAL PULP & DARK HORSE COMICS!

Dark Horse Comics and Sequential Pulp Comics proudly announce THE HALLOWEEN LEGION, a new graphic novel written by Martin Powell (MARS ATTACKS POPEYE), illustrated by Thomas Boatwright and Diana Leto.

The sleepy rural town of Woodland is protected by a mysterious group of extraordinary guardians. They come from a place of eternal October, where orange, gold, and crimson leaves follow you in the autumn breeze.

THE HALLOWEEN LEGION characters, The Skeleton, The Witch, The Ghost, The Devil, and Autumn the Black Cat, are the creations of writer Martin Powell and illustrator Diana Leto, who share a passion for All Hallows Eve.

“I had the notion for THE HALLOWEEN LEGION, a team made up from Halloween archetypes, when I was still in high school, but it’s taken this long for me to know who they really are,” Powell explains.  “Diana has added considerably to their visual and personal charm.  She instinctively knows the World’s Weirdest Heroes as well as I do, and they are very real to us.  The art by Thomas Boatwright captures the HL’s whimsical nature without diluting the darkness lurking within our little group of weirdos.  At last, they are ready to be born into comics and graphic novels – and now every day will be Halloween!”

 Also, included in the full-length graphic novel is Martin Powell’s autobiographical “Once Upon a Halloween”, illustrated by Diana Leto. The eerie tale is, according to Powell, his very own origin story.

This is such a wonderful project to work on,” adds co-creator, Diana Leto.  “The story really brings back some magical childhood memories of Halloween and the message that Martin’s ‘weird’ characters deliver is an important one for children and adults.”

Sequential Pulp Comics is a graphic novel imprint distributed by Dark Horse Comics, specializing in works of classic and new pulp literature.  Producer, Michael Hudson says, “Martin and Diana’s characters have depth and soul. I fell in love with them from day one.  The stories are pure pulp fun that will hook everyone.”

THE HALLOWEEN LEGION has already developed an enthusiastic fan base with no less than Mike Mignola cheering them on. “I love this stuff,” says the HELLBOY creator.

Evil beware – The World’s Weirdest Heroes are here!

 

Dark Horse & Deep Sliver presents “Metro Last Light”

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METRO: LAST LIGHT DIGITAL COMIC

The next generation of video game comics arrives from Dark Horse and Deep Silver this May! The Gospel According to Artyom, a Metro: Last Light digital graphic novel, is a unique collaboration between Metro 2033 author Dmitry Glukhovsky and Dark Horse Comics.

Metro: Last Light is a first-person-shooter video game and the highly anticipated sequel to the extraordinary Metro 2033. In the year 2034, a nuclear war has turned the world into a postapocalyptic wasteland. In Moscow, the tunnels of the Metro have become a new home for the former inhabitants of the city. Within the catacombs, they fight for their survival, fending off hordes of hideous mutants born from the toxic atmosphere, as well as other factions desperate to take control of what little hospitable land remains. As they fight, they also search for a doomsday device that could be the key to their victory. A civil war is inevitable. During these dark hours, the players will embody Artyom and become the last light for all of mankind.

Telling the story of Artyom between the fateful events of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, the digital graphic novel The Gospel According to Artyom is available exclusively to customers who preorder Metro: Last Light through Steam and other selected retailers worldwide.

The Gospel According to Artyom’ is in fact the last chapter of Metro 2033 and the first chapter of Metro: Last Light, linking both stories together and giving an unexpected insight on what really happened in the beginning of it all. Reading it will change your understanding of my saga,” said Dmitry Glukhovsky.

The novel Metro 2033 served as the inspiration for the creation of both video games, and Glukhovsky personally contributed a huge volume of dialogue for Metro: Last Light. Glukhovsky’s novelsMetro 2033 and Metro 2034 have sold more than two million copies worldwide. In 2013, his latest book, Metro 2035, will be available outside of Russia.

For more information and a list of participating retailers, visit EnterTheMetro.com.

Metro: Last Light is set for release on May 14 in North America and May 17 across the rest of the world.

Dark Horse’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2013 Schedule!

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DARK HORSE COMICS ANNOUNCES

C2E2 2013 SCHEDULE!

 

 Dark Horse Comics is headed to Chicago’s fastest growing pop culture event – Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo!

Join us for signings at booth #801! Free comics and/or prints with each signing while supplies last.

Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.

Comics, books, and collectibles will be available for purchase from Dark Horse or your favorite retailer.

 

DARK HORSE SIGNINGS

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

12:00 p.m. AMALA’S BLADE signing with Steve Horton

Free 8” x 10” print featuring art by Michael Dialynas

1:00 p.m. BATTLEPUG and THE ANSWER! signing with Mike Norton

Free copy of The Answer! #1

2:00 p.m. HUSBANDS signing with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell

Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring art by Ron Chan

 

3:00 p.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY signing with Geof Darrow

Free 11” x 17” print featuring art by Geof Darrow

5:00 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SPIKE signing with Jenny Frison

Free copy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #1

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

 

10:00 a.m. AMALA’S BLADE signing with Steve Horton

Free 8” x 10” print featuring art by Michael Dialynas

 

11:00 a.m. CRIMINAL MACABRE signing with Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten

Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring art by Christopher Mitten

 

12:00 p.m. BEASTS OF BURDEN and SCARY GODMOTHER signing with Jill Thompson

Free copy of Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch

 

1:00 p.m. DREAM THIEF signing with Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood

Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring art by Alex Ross

Free limited edition Dream Thief paper in action figures

 

2:00 p.m. THE MASSIVESTAR WARS, and CONAN signing with Brian Wood

Free 11” x 17” print featuring art from The Massive by J. P. Leon

 

3:30 p.m. THE GOON signing with Eric Powell

Free copy of The Goon #38

 

5:00 p.m. THE FIFTH BEATLE signing with Vivek J. Tiwary

Free 8” x 10” print featuring art by Andrew C. Robinson

Enter to win an exclusive print signed by writer Vivek J. Tiwary and artist Andrew C. Robinson and The Beatles Stereo CD Box Set

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

10:00 a.m. AMALA’S BLADE signing with Steve Horton

Free 8” x 10” print featuring art by Michael Dialynas

 

11:00 a.m. DARK HORSE SUPERHERO and BRAIN BOY signing with Freddie Williams II

Free 11” x 17” print featuring art by Freddie Williams II, as depicted on the Dark Horse booth superhero mural

 

12:00 p.m. EX SANGUINE and THE OCCULTIST signing with Tim Seeley

Free copy of Ex Sanguine #1 and The Occultist #1

 

1:00 p.m. BATTLEPUG and THE ANSWER! signing with Mike Norton

Free copy of The Answer! #1

 

2:00 p.m. TO BE ANNOUNCED! Come to the Dark Horse Spring Fever Panel on Saturday, April 27, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in room W471 to meet two special guests and find out about an exciting new project featuring one of your favorite Dark Horse characters.

DARK HORSE PANELS

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

 

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. SPOTLIGHT ON BRIAN WOOD, Room W471

 

3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. MUSIC AND POP CULTURE featuring various artists and creators, including Vivek J. Tiwary, writer of the upcoming Dark Horse graphic novel The Fifth Beatle, Room W475b

 

5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. DARK HORSE SPRING FEVER with Scott Allie, Jeremy Atkins, Eric Powell, Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Steve Horton, and surprise guests! Room W471

 

7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. HUSBANDS: TELEVISION AND BEYOND with Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, Sean Hemeon, and moderator Matthew Aaron, Room W471