ECCC 2017: Dark Horse Announces Creator-Oowned Projects and New Art Books


New projects from Alex De Campi, Kevin Panneta and Paulina Ganucheau, Brian Wood, and more!

Dark Horse had a great time at Emerald City Comicon over the weekend! They celebrated the start of convention season with a slew of high-profile announcements.

Below you’ll find a list of announcements made at Emerald City Comicon!

New Alex de Campi and ChrisCross Project Explodes Onto the Scene at Dark Horse! 

Dark Horse is excited to announce a new creator-owned project from Grindhouse and Archie vs. Predator writer Alex de Campi: Bankshot. Action king ChrisCross (Convergence: Justice League of America) lends his high-octane line art to the new series, while Snakebite makes the art pop with his beautiful colors.

The first issue of Bankshot (of five) goes on sale June 28, 2017

Dark Horse is excited to offer fans a never-before-seen look at Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros. animated series with artwork and original sketches by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer.

In Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros., reporter Ken Plume sits down with series executive producers Publick and Hammer to have an in-depth conversation about the creation of every single episode, from the pilot through season six and beyond. It’s all here, the earliest sketches of Hank and Dean scribbled in a notebook, pitching the series to Adult Swim, learning the ins and outs of animation, character designs for each season, storyboards, painted backgrounds, behind-the-scenes recollections of how the show came together, and more.  This oversized book is the comprehensive companion to the art and making of The Venture Bros. and includes a foreword from the voice of fan-favorite character Wonder Boy, Patton Oswalt!

Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros. hardcover hits shelves August 23, 2017.

Take a Deep Transdimensional Dive Into The Art of Rick and Morty

The Art of Rick and Morty, a full-color, 224-page hardcover art book written by show insider James Siciliano, offers a look at never-before-seen concept art from the making of the hit animated series! 

The Art of Rick and Morty is slated for release on September 12, 2017.

Becky Cloonan’s Emerald City Comicon Variant Cover for American Gods: Shadows #1 Revealed

The Zodiac Starforce Girls are Back!

Dark Horse is excited to announce Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince, the follow-up to the breakout hit Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra by Kevin Panetta (Bloom) and Paulina Ganucheau (Mae, Another Castle).

The Zodiac Starforce is an elite group of teenage girls with magical powers who have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures. After defeating former Zodiac Starforce member Diana and her mean-girl minions, the girls thought they’d get a little break from protecting our world. Unfortunately, Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince finds our favorite magical teenage girls battling a new big bad!

The first issue of Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince (of four) goes on sale July 5, 2017.

An Above-And-Beyond Look at The Art of Over The Garden Wall

On September 13, 2017, Dark Horse will publish The Art of Over the Garden Wall, a comprehensive look at the production and development art behind the award-winning animated television miniseries Over the Garden Wall, featuring never-before-seen sketches from creator Patrick McHale and written by Paste magazine’s Sean Edgar.

Dark Horse Reveals Henchgirl Convention Exclusive 

Dark Horse revealed the Henchgirl Convention Exclusive at ECCC 2017. Fans were able to purchase the Henchgirl trade prior to its on sale March 29, 2017!

New Hatsune Miku Volume From Dark Horse Manga

Her first science-fiction manga, the trade paperback Hatsune Miku: Future Delivery Volume 1, is slated for release from Dark Horse Comics on October 4, 2017.

Writer Satoshi Oshio and artist Hugin Miyama tell a tale set in the distant future, where Asumi—a girl who has no clue to her memories but a drawing of a green-haired, ponytailed person—finds her only friend in Asimov, a battered old delivery robot. The strange companions travel the stars together in search of the mysterious “Miku,” only to learn the legendary idol has taken different forms on many different worlds!

Hatsune Miku: Future Delivery features several full-color pages. Catch the J-pop superstar in Hatsune Miku: Future Delivery Volume 1 (of 2) and let the Vocaloid of Crypton Future Media sing!

“Briggs Land”: An Eerily Plausible Version of Our Near Future

Welcome to Briggs Land: nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, representing the largest anti-government secessionist movement in the United States. The battle continues in the second series: Briggs Land: Lone Wolves, featuring New York Times best-selling writer Brian Wood (The Massive, Rebels, DMZ, Channel Zero) and interior artist Mack Chater (Ashes, Six), and colorist Lee Loughridge (Fables, Hellblazer). Matthew Woodson and art legend Kim Jung Gi lend their respective artistic skills to the cover and variant cover.

The first issue of Briggs Land: Lone Wolves (of six) goes on sale June 14, 2017.