NYCC 2017: Dark Horse Announces Impressive Slate of Creator-Owned and Licensed Projects


Dark Horse had a great time at New York Comic Con over the weekend, thanks to everyone who helped make it one for the books. Below is a list of announcements Dark Horse made at New York Comic Con.

  • The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia
  • American Gods: My Ainsel
  • Final Fantasy Ultimania
  • A Study in Emerald 
  • Buffy Season 11: Giles 
  • ARMS 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender New Creative Team

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia

Dark Horse and Nintendo will continue our legendary partnership with The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is a 320-page exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda franchise from the original The Legend of Zelda to The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess HD. The guide describes enemies and items, potions and poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in the 2013 smash-hit Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe!

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia will go on sale April 24, 2018.

American Gods: My Ainsel

Dark Horse is excited to reveal more details about the next nine-issue story, American Gods: My Ainsel, which follows Shadow Moon and Mr. Wednesday as they continue their bizarre trans American road trip to recruit reinforcements for the imminent god war.

P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton (Hellboy, Batman) return to bring more of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel to life in American Gods: My Ainsel. P. Craig Russell previously adapted Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and The Graveyard Book. Scott Hampton (Hellboy, Batman) illustrates the complex world Gaiman created. Glenn Fabry (Preacher) and Adam Brown (Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens) return to create hauntingly beautiful cover art. David Mack (Kabuki, Fight Club 2) returns with gorgeous variant covers worthy of the Gods.

The first issue of American Gods: My Ainsel goes on sale March 14, 2018.

Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive

Dark Horse and Square Enix are thrilled to offer the first of three volumes celebrating the entrancing lore and exciting development of the initial six entries into the Final Fantasy saga!

This holy grail of Final Fantasy fandom is packed full of original concept art, process pieces, and notes from the original artists and designers chronicling the creation of these timeless games. Totaling over three-hundred pages and collected in a high-quality hard-cover binding, Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1 remains faithful to its original Japanese source material while simultaneously offering unparalleled accessibility for Western readers. No Final Fantasy collection is complete without this beautiful tome of art, lore, and history.

The Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive goes on sale June 05, 2018.

A Study in Emerald

Dark Horse’s Gamain Library continues to expand with A Study in Emerald. From multiple award-winning writer Neil Gaiman comes this graphic novel adaptation featuring art by Eisner award-winning artist Rafael Albuquerque! Rafael Scavone, co-founder of publisher Stout Club with Albuquerque, lends his compositional talent to Gaiman’s award-winning short story.

A Study in Emerald is a supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. The heart-pounding tale features the brilliant detective and his faithful partner as they attempt to solve a horrific murder of cosmic proportions. The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen’s Palace.

A Study in Emerald will be available for purchase on June 20, 2018.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Giles


ARMS Graphic Novel Series 


Faith Erin Hicks and Peter Warman Join the Avatar: The Last Airbender Series 

Faith Erin Hicks and Peter Wartman are the new creative team for the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel series! Hicks and Wartman will collaborate with the Avatar: The Last Airbender television series executive producers and co-creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, on the next three-part graphic novel series in Dark Horse’s publishing program.

The next volume of Avatar: The Last Airbender will be available in fall 2018.

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