Axe Cop, the off the wall webcomic about an axe-wielding cop, written by five year old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his adult brother Ethan Nicolle, is coming to Dark Horse in a collected edition this December. It will be followed by a three-part full-color miniseries in the spring of 2011.
WITCHFINDER, the comic series by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, with art by John Severin, returns in a five part miniseries, WITCHFINDER: LOST AND GONE FOREVER, this February.
Web series The Guild returns to Dark Horse with a new five-part miniseries written by series creator Felicia Day and co-star Jeff Lewis.
Dark Horse has unveiled METALOCALYPSE/DETHKLOK, a new comic from the people who brought you Adult Swim’s hit show Metalocalypse. Like Metalocalypse, the Dethklok miniseries features the over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world’s most popular – and most dysfunctional – imaginary Death Metal supergroup. To quote the press release
After a series of sponsorship deals goes sour, Dethklok launches a new business venture—a line of frozen meals called HypothermiFoods—in hopes of reclaiming their metal throne.
The comic is written by Jeremy Barlow and illustrated by Lucas Marangon, based on story ideas from the show’s creators, Brendon Small and Jon Schnepp, and comes out this October 6.
The second and final volume of Janet and Alex Evanovich’s TROUBLEMAKER comes out on November 3.
As long predicted by the internet, Dark Horse is bringing out a prequel tie-in miniseries to much anticipated child vampire thriller Let Me In entitled LET ME IN: CROSSROADS, written by Marc Andreyko and illustrated by Patric Reynolds.
Milo Manara, Italy’s ero-comics superstar most recently in the US comics press for his X-Women one-shot with Chris Claremont, has inked a deal with Dark Horse to bring out a nine-volume collection of his works. The Manara Library will feature works unavailable in English for over 20 years in a brand new translation from Kim Thompson.
Dark Horse will also be bringing out a new comic, MASS EFFECT: EVOLUTION, based on the popular video game series Mass Effect. The book will be written by Mac Walters, the lead writer of the Mass Effect games and comics veteran John Jackson Miller with Omar Francia as artist.
Kate Fitzsimons writes for Publishers Weekly, Publishers Weekly Comics Week, and her personal comics and geek culture blog geekiferous.com.