Another Comixology Originals graphic novel is getting the print treatment from Dark Horse Comics. Today Dark Horse has announced, exclusively to The Beat, that Liebestrasse will receive a print release in June of 2022. The graphic novel comes from the creative team of writer Greg Lockard, artist Tim Fish, colorist Hector Barros, and letterer Lucas Gattoni.
Here’s how Comixology describes Liebestrasse:
During the final years of the Weimar Republic, Sam, an American banker, meets Philip, a German art critic, in Berlin. Their romance is hit with an unspeakable reality as the Nazis come to power and fascism makes them a target. Philip is arrested and disappears. Sam desperately searches for Philip with the help of Philip’s sister and friends. Eventually the political situation around Sam has deteriorated enough that he is forced to return to the United States. Terrorized by the things he saw, Sam eventually returns to Berlin for answers as the post-war reconstruction begins in 1952. But his survivor’s guilt and shattered heart have sent him on a fool’s errand, across a city, country and world that have been forever and horrifically altered.
Released digitally in 2019, Liebestrasse was nominated for Best Comic in the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards, as well as for a 2020 TRIPWIRE Award for Best Original Graphic Novel. Lockard and Fish’s other collaborations have appeared in a number of queer-themed short story anthologies, including Young Bottoms in Love and On the Romance Road.
On the news of the print release for Liebestrasse, Lockard told The Beat:
“I am thrilled Dark Horse will be publishing the print edition of LIEBESTRASSE and our story has an opportunity to reach new readers in bookstores and libraries. It’s our hope that Sam and Philip’s love in this historical queer graphic novel will inspire and resonate with modern readers around the globe.”
Liebestrasse is the latest Comixology Originals title to receive a print release from Dark Horse Comics as part of their ongoing deal. Other currently-available digital titles getting their first print releases include Kel McDonald & Tyler Crook‘s The Stone King, Erica Schultz & Marika Cresta‘s Forgotten Home, and Ray Fawkes‘s In The Flood. Forthcoming Comixology Originals titles including Chip Zdarsky & Jason Loo‘s The All-Nighter and Stephanie Phillips & Peter Krause‘s We Only Kill Each Other will also receive print releases from Dark Horse.
With a cover price of $19.99, the print release of Liebestrasse is set to arrive in stores on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022. The 112-page graphic novel is available to preorder now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and comic shops everywhere.