The agreement between Dark Horse Comics and Comixology Originals to bring the digital publisher’s titles to print is still going strong. Dark Horse will release physical editions of three more Comixology titles later this year. Among the newly-announced releases are second volumes for a pair of Richard Starkings-written books, Ask For Mercy (with artist Abigail Jill Harding) and Elephantman 2261 (with artist Axel Medellin), and a second volume of Chip Zdarsky and Jason Loo‘s The All Nighter.
Here’s information from the publishers on all three books coming to print in November and December 2023:
ASK FOR MERCY Volume 2— Collects Seasons 3 and 4 of the digital Comixology Originals series —November 2023—for the First Time in Print!
The action-packed and artistically stunning horror fantasy series Ask For Mercy includes Ask for Mercy: A World of Disquiet where Mercy and Ratmir find themselves on Earth in 2023… but why are the streets deserted and what is hunting down humans in the city center of Leeds? and Ask for Mercy: The Circle of Time which follows fan favorite characters Becky and Ratmir. While lost in the Forest of Silence we learn more about their origins. Can they get out alive and if they do where will they head next?
ELEPHANTMEN 2261 Volume 2—Collects Seasons 3 and 4 of the digital Comixology Originals series—December 2023—for the First Time in Print!
The anthropomorphic pulp science-fiction thriller reaches a boiling point in this new collection of two complete graphic novels.
In “Theo Laroux Meets The Elephantmen!”, British documentarian, Theo Laroux, is in Los Angeles to interview the Elephantmen! As he learns more about Hip Flask, his girlfriend Miki and the relationship between Sahara and Obadiah Horn, he unwittingly discovers some information that will affect the lives of all the Elephantmen!
In “Under Each Skin”, Duplicants. Synthetics. Robots. Hip Flask and Jack Farrell find themselves caught up in a web of intrigue surrounding the appearance of a girl by the name of Alonia and the disappearance of a former associate of Jack’s, a girl by the name of Scarlet.
THE ALL NIGHTER Volume 2—Collects issues 6-10 of the digital Comixology Originals series—December 2023—for the First Time in Print!
In the wake of Ian’s disappearance, tensions are running high at the diner. Alex and Joy are stuck covering shifts when they’d rather be out fighting bad guys. To make things worse, people start disappearing just as a new superhero team arrives in town–could the two be related?
What if they’re dealing with something bigger and more dangerous than super villains–and what if Alex’s decision to become Nightshock put it all in motion?
The first print volume of The All Nighter was released by Dark Horse back in March of 2022. Print editions for the first volumes of Ask For Mercy and Elephantman 2261 are due out on April 19th and May 17th of this year, respectively.
The new releases join other Comixology Originals titles which have come to print from Dark Horse, including Zdarsky & Loo’s previous collaboration, the Eisner-winning Afterlift, Scott Snyder-written titles like We Have Demons (with Greg Capullo) and Night of the Ghoul (with Francesco Francavilla), and many, many more.
Look for Ask For Mercy Volume 2 to arrive in bookstores on November 21st, and in comic shops on November 22nd. Elephantmen 2261 Volume 2 will follow in bookstores on December 5th and comic shops on December 6th, and The All Nighter Volume 2 will close out the year in bookstores on December 19th and comic shops on December 20th.