Rounding up the news aout of Emerald City Comic Con which certainly seems to have become the spring news drop. In addition to the fine-looking new Tarzan/Planet of the Apes book we told you of earlier, Dark Horse had many announcements, including:
§ Biggest news of alll, details on the Mouebius LIbrary were released. As previously reported, the library debuts with The World of Edena, collecting all the Edena short stories in a deluxe, hardcover edition, The World of Edena includes “Upon a Star,” “Gardens of Edena,” “The Goddess,” “Stel,” and “Sra,” the last naemd making its English language debut. It hits in October in a deluze 344 hardcover that sells for $49.99 Cheep!
Future volumes include: The Art of Edena, Inside Moebius Part 1, Inside Moebius Part 2, Inside Moebius Part 3, and The Art of Moebius.
Both The Art of Edenaand Art of Moebius will include never-before-seen pieces from the artist’s private collection, most of which have not appeared in English-language publications. Additionally, these will be the first English-language editions of Moebius’s renowned, six-chapter autobiographical series Inside Moebius.
§ The return of Rat Queen’s Kurtis Wiebe with Bounty #1, a creator owned series with art by Mindy Lee ue July 6 described as at Queens meets Firefly, about a bunch of female space bandits turned bounty hunters.
“Bounty is strongly my voice and one of my favourite comics I’ve ever written,” says Wiebe. “While it’s about sisters who hunt criminals in the future, it is ultimately about the nature of family and the trust we share with those closest to us. With a little bit of action and romance on the side. What Mindy Lee is doing with the art is unlike anything I’ve seen in comics before.”
§ Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun) is the new writer on Conan, conjuring visions of many Cullen the Barbarian headlines. Sergio Davila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) will be the artist for a series called Conan the Slayer. According to plot lines, Conan faces danger and battle amongst the Turanians and Kozaki and it’s a good jumping on point for new readers. Hint to new readers: Conan often faces danger and battle. The book goes on sales July 13th.
§ The usual gang of Groo idiots continues their run than 30 years of mishaps and mulch, with Groo: Fray of the Gods, a 12 issue maxi series. Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, Tom Luth and Stan Sakai do the honors, as they have done for decades.This hits July 20th.
The gods did not bless Groo with brains, only with the ability to battle. Now, they themselves are in conflict over the spirit and future of mankind…and it is Groo who becomes the pawn (unwitting, of course) in their war. If the future of humanity depends on the Wanderer—we’re all in a lot of trouble.
Groo: Fray of the Gods #1 is on sale July 20, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local favorite comic shop.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.