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NYCC: Dark Horse Announces Cryptocracy from Van Jensen, New Tomb Raider Comic, Lone Wolf and Cub Reboot, and How to Train Your Dragon License

Written by Jude Terror on Friday, October 09 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

NYCC: Dark Horse Announces Cryptocracy from Van Jensen, New Tomb Raider Comic, Lone Wolf and Cub Reboot, and How to Train Your Dragon License

We've got all your Dark Horse news from New York Comic Con, copied and pasted from press releases like a good little website!


Source: Press Releases

Dark Horse Comics may be avoiding after-parties at New York Comic Con this year (at least we hope they are), but they're still churning out announcements like everyone else. First up is a new creator owned series from Pinocchio: Vampire Hunter creator and "Brown-Eyed Girl" singer Van Jenson:

DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH JENSEN'S CREATOR-DRIVEN ORIGINAL SERIES IN 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—In 2016, fan-favorite Green Lantern Corps and The Flashscribe Van Jensen brings a new lineup of creator-driven original series to Dark Horse Comics—and you won't believe what he plans to tackle first.

They were the gunmen on the grassy knoll.
They conducted the Philadelphia Experiment.
They found the ship that crashed in Roswell—and its pilots.
They allowed the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor. They faked the moon landing.
For ages, they have worked in the shadows, controlling the fate of the world. But now, they are being hunted.

In Cryptocracy, Jensen teams with Action Comics artist Pete Woods for a deep exploration into the secret society behind every major conspiracy in history—and why they're suddenly being killed. Coming May 2016, the series combines Jensen's profound story with Woods's dynamic art for a story that shouldn't be missed.

Then, in September 2016, Jensen gets back to his roots as a crime reporter for Two Dead, a collaboration with legendary March artist Nate Powell.

On a snowy New Year's Day, 1947, in Little Rock, Arkansas, Police Chief O. N. Martin gunned down his lieutenant, Jack Deubler, and then killed himself. The threads of crime, conspiracy, violence, racism, and madness that led to this tragic true-crime case of murder-suicide are retraced in Two Dead, which follows in the footsteps of true-crime epics such as Green River Killer.

Look forward to seeing these new stories in 2016!

Cryptocracy promotional image by Pete Woods.

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Next up, because it's 1998 again, the company has announced a new Tomb Raider comic from Mariko Tamaki:

LARA CROFT BEGINS A NEW SERIES OF ADVENTURES WRITTEN BY THE AWARD-WINNING SCRIBE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—In 2016, Lara Croft is back, and she's bringing a whole new bag of tricks to the table at the hands of award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki.

Best known for her collaboration with Jillian Tamaki on This One Summer, Mariko Tamaki brings a new voice and mission for Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider series, which follows the iconic adventurer through a new set of challenges, exotic locations, and—of course—tombs.

"Mariko Tamaki's writing is impactful and emotionally resonant," said series editor Patrick Thorpe. "When I was researching her work for Tomb Raider, I read This One Summer cover to cover and said to myself, 'That was perfect.' Since becoming an editor, I don't know that I've ever said that."

"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to write up some adventures for Lara Croft. I feel like I've just gotten this new, incredibly daring, strong, valiant friend, and now I get to think up super-cool stuff for her to do," said Mariko Tamaki. "And she has to take me with her. And we can go anywhere, and do anything? Right?! What could be better than that?"

The new Tomb Raider hits stands February 2016.

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Dark Horse also announced plans to reboot the beloved manga classic Lone Wolf and Cub with a reboot called Lone Wolf 2100 from Eric Heisserer and Miguel Sepulveda:

ERIC HEISSERER REVAMPS A CLASSIC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 8, 2015—From screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Shaper) and artist Miguel Sepulveda (Red Lanterns, Action Comics) comes Lone Wolf 2100, a reimagining of Kazuo Koike's classic manga Lone Wolf and Cub set in the not-too-distant future.

"It's a genuine privilege to get to write for a title as iconic as Lone Wolf and Cub, and the 2100 setting allows me an opportunity to tell a fresh iteration of this story," said Heisserer. "The best science fiction holds up a mirror to contemporary society and exaggerates all its flaws (but also its beauty). That's what I aspire to do with the ideas behind Lone Wolf 2100."

AD 2100: A devastating manmade plague is turning the human race into cannibalistic monsters known as the Thrall. But there is hope: young Daisy Ogami's blood holds the secret to a cure—if Itto, her android protector, can get her to a place where it can be extracted!

Lone Wolf 2100 #1 (of 4) is in stores January 6, 2016, from Dark Horse Comics. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop.

Praise for Eric Heisserer's work on Shaper:

"Shaper is sure to become a sci-fi phenomenon."—Capeless Crusader

"The refreshing way in which Eric Heisserer made his comic debut certainly amazed."—Unleash the Fanboy

"Great character development . . . electrifying action."—The Hulking Reviewer

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And finally, still smarting from the loss of that Star Wars license to Marvel, Dark Horse is brining another licensed property into its publishing fold with OGNs based on How to Train Your Dragon, coming in 2016:

JOURNEY BACK TO THE ISLE OF BERK FOR ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL ADVENTURES IN 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—You've seen them on the big screen. You've ridden with them on television. In 2016, the dragons are coming to comics.

At New York Comic Con 2015, DreamWorks Animation and Dark Horse Comics announced a comprehensive original graphic novel program to expand the incredible mythology of How to Train Your Dragon, the Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe® winning film series.

Releasing in 2016, How to Train Your Dragon: The Serpent's Heir begins mere hours after the events of How to Train Your Dragon 2 as Hiccup and Toothless are thrust into their new roles as chief and alpha. The graphic novels mark an exciting expansion in the Dragons universe, with the first look into what happens to the riders following the conclusion of the second film.

Co-written by Dean DeBlois, writer/director of the How to Train Your Dragon films, and Richard Hamilton, writer on Dragons: Race to the Edge, the How to Train Your Dragon graphic novels are an essential piece of the puzzle for all fans of Hiccup, Toothless, and the dragon riders of Berk.

"How to Train Your Dragon was an instant animation classic," said Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson. "We couldn't be more excited to work with Dean, Richard, and DreamWorks Animation to help continue the adventures of these great characters."

"I am excited to be writing this next chapter in the How to Train Your Dragon universe," said DeBlois. "Dark Horse is a perfect home for these new original stories and Richard and I are thrilled to know they will be in the hands of our incredible fans very soon."

How to Train Your Dragon: The Serpent's Heir will be available in 2016.

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Stay tuned to The Outhouse as we get increasingly lazier and copy/paste press releases into articles with a few snarky sentences as the weekend progresses!





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