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NYCC ’19: BLACKSAD: THE COMPLETE STORIES collection coming next year from Dark Horse

The new collection will include five complete Blacksad stories.

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Ahead of next weekend’s New York Comic-Con, Dark Horse Comics has announced a collection of five complete Blacksad stories by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido. The 280-page Blacksad: The Complete Stories softcover will feature material never before available in English. Included stories will come from three different Blacksad series, Blacksad, Blacksad: A Silent Hell, and Blacksad: Amarillo. The series follows a private detective, John Blacksad, who also happens to be an anthropomorphic cat.

Here’s how Dark Horse describes Blacksad:

Blacksad is constantly up to his ears in trouble. Sticking his nose into mystery after mystery, often getting involved with women almost as dangerous as the criminals he thwarts. Be it solving the murder of a famous actress or keeping nuclear weapons out of terrorist hands, Blacksad’s grim work often provides a mirror for real world conflict and human issues, never turning a blind eye to racism, political tensions, or brutally sudden violence.

The 2020 release of Blacksad: The Complete Stories will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the title’s original publication in France. Creators Canales and Guarnido will both be in attendance at NYCC, with signings scheduled for Thursday and Friday in the Dark Horse booth. The creators are also celebrating the impending release of a video game based on Blacksad, titled Blacksad: Under the Skin, which will be released by Pendulo Studios and Microids in November.

Check out the cover for the upcoming collection, plus the full details on the release from Dark Horse, below. Blacksad: The Complete Collection is due out in July 2020.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (September 23, 2019) – Dark Horse Comics is excited to announce a complete collection of Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido’s award-winning and internationally acclaimed Blacksad series in Blacksad: The Complete Stories. The classic hardboiled noir series featuring beloved anthropomorphic cat detective, John Blacksad, celebrates its twentieth year of publication. Readers will now be able to experience five of Blacksad’s biggest cases in a single comprehensive volume with new material never published in English. Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido will sign in the Dark Horse booth (#1554) on Thursday, October 3 from 2:00 to 2:50 p.m. and on Friday, October 4 from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.

Blacksad is constantly up to his ears in trouble. Sticking his nose into mystery after mystery, often getting involved with women almost as dangerous as the criminals he thwarts. Be it solving the murder of a famous actress or keeping nuclear weapons out of terrorist hands, Blacksad’s grim work often provides a mirror for real world conflict and human issues, never turning a blind eye to racism, political tensions, or brutally sudden violence.

Díaz Canales and Guarnido redefine the standards for graphic storytelling, carving striking characters that are both animalistic and intimately human. Guarnido’s sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to life, earning high praise from comics legends like Will Eisner, Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale!

Blacksad: The Complete Stories collects story pages from Blacksad, Blacksad: A Silent Hell, and Blacksad: Amarillo, and goes on sale July 1, 2020. Blacksad: The Complete Stories is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. Be sure to pick up a copy of this 280-page collection for $29.99.

On November 5, 2019, Pendulo Studios and Microids will release Blacksad: Under the Skin, a video game based on Díaz Canales and Guarnido’s series. In Blacksad: Under the Skin, John Blacksad investigates the suspicious death of a boxing club owner. Blacksad: Under the Skin won the “Best Adventure/Action game” award at Gamescom 2019. Visit Microids.com for more information.

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