Dark Horse revealed a number of new products in their toy fair showroom including items from Game of Thrones, Legends of Zelda and Witcher.
Check out all the items on display at the Dark Horse Toy Fair booth in the gallery below.
To celebrate the triumphant return of Frank Miller’s seminal work, Dark Horse is excited to reveal gorgeous art from his upcoming comics series Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander. Additionally, as a special “thank you” to fans, Dark Horse is offering attendees the opportunity to meet comics legend Frank Miller at San Diego Comic-Con! On Friday, July 21from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Dark Horse will welcome Miller for a special signing at booth #2615 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander is Frank Miller’s comics prequel to his epic 300, the inspiration for the motion picture directed by Zach Snyder. Alex Sinclair (Dark Knight III: The Master Race) joins Frank as colorist on the highly anticipated series. Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander will launch in 2018. Xerxes rose to power in fifth-century-B.C. Persia and became known as “The King of Kings,” eventually raising and leading a massive army intent on ruthlessly destroying the hated Greeks who killed his father. Xerxes seeks nothing less than to become a god himself—and achieves his wish!
The Frank Miller signing is an exclusive wristband-only event. Wristbands will be distributed by a random drawing in the Dark Horse Comics booth on both Thursday and Friday mornings while supplies last. Dark Horse will provide a complimentary 25” x 19” Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander lithograph to all fans that receive a wristband.
Dark Horse and HBO are proud to announce the Game of Thrones: Jon Snow – Battle of the Bastards Limited Edition Bust.
The pulse-pounding climax of the most recent HBO season of Game of Thrones, was the “Battle of the Bastards”, where Jon Snow faces off in a life-or-death struggle with evil Ramsay Bolton. This ambitious and elaborately choreographed battle served as a key moment where Jon draws his sword Longclaw and face the Bolton army.
This pre-painted bust measures 6” from base to the top of his head, plus sword extension. Edition size TBD at press time. Full-color deluxe packaging with Certificate of Authenticity. Game of Thrones: Jon Snow – Battle of the Bastards Limited Edition Bust retails at $89.99 and goes on sale August 23, 2017.
Dark Horse and 343 Industries are set to release a new pair of ship replicas based on the highly anticipated game Halo Wars 2. The UNSC Spirit of Fire will launch March 1, 2017, while the UNSC Vulture will land summer 2017.
The UNSC Spirit of Fire is an intricately detailed polyresin eight-inch replica of the Phoenix-class support ship and will retail for $49.99. The UNSC Vulture is a masterfully crafted six-inch replica of the heavy gunship and will retail for $39.99.
“Dark Horse’s replicas are amazing and we are pleased that fans will be able to add these two iconic ships from Halo Wars 2 to their growing Halo armadas,” said John Friend, Director of Consumer Products at 343 Industries.
To date, Dark Horse and 343 Industries have produced six Halo replica ships, with more on the way, including a PAX-exclusive five-inch Halo Covenant Banshee Ultra replica, Halo 5: Guardians’ UNSC Prowler, the UNSC Pelican Dropship, the UNSC Infinity, the Covenant Truth and Reconciliation, and the UNSC Pillar of Autumn.
Dark Horse and 343 Industries have also produced two blockbuster comics series with canonical story lines written by writers from the video game franchise, Halo: Initiation and Halo: Escalation, and released the graphic novels Halo: Fall of Reach and Halo: Tales from Slipspace in 2016.
In late 2016, Dark Horse announced the next installment in their legendary partnership with Nintendo® would be The Legend of Zelda™: Art & Artifacts. Today, Dark Horse is excited to reveal a limited edition of The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts!
Fans who purchase The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts limited edition will experience the thrill of finding and unsheathing the Master Sword! The cover features a 3D embossed sword hilt sculpt with a metallic foil finish. The sword hilt is life size to give the reader the satisfaction of unsheathing the very realistic sword from the acetate sleeve that encases the book. The cover’s background features the Lost Woods (a maze of mystifying forests that has appeared throughout the franchise) in a custom-mixed deep purple ink with a soft-touch lamination and spot-gloss UV, framed with metallic foil. The book’s pages are gilded as well.
Both the regular and limited editions of The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts have over 400 pages of fully realized artistic masterpieces, exclusive interviews with the artists behind the beloved video game franchise, the official pixel art of the early series, and rare promotional art never before published in this format.
The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts limited edition is available for preorder from Amazon, Penguin Random House, Things From Another World, and more. The limited edition retails for $79.99 and goes on sale February 21, 2017.
Dark Horse and HBO Global Licensing are proud to honor Game of Thrones fans with the newest addition to the partnership’s line of popular collectibles: the Hand of the Queen Pin. After the Second Siege of Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen names Tyrion Lannister as her official Hand of the Queen to honor his loyalty and governance of Meereen during her absence. Daenerys presents Tyrion with a replica of the Hand brooch.
Dark Horse has crafted a replica of the original prop from Game of Thrones. The Hand of the Queen Pin is beautifully constructed with zinc alloy. The pin is three inches long.
The Hand of the Queen Pin goes on sale December 28, 2016, at a price of $12.99.
Dark Horse and HBO Global Licensing are excited to announce a new addition to their Game of Thrones product line: the Three-Eyed Raven Snow Globe. In the hit HBO seriesGame of Thrones, a three-eyed raven begins appearing in Bran Stark’s visions and dreams after his fall and injury in Season 1. These visions prompt Bran to journey beyond the Wall to discover his true self.
Dark Horse has crafted a replica of the raven in its natural environment: a swirl of snow. The Three-Eyed Raven Snow Globe sculpture is finely detailed and beautifully packaged in a full-color collector box. The glass sphere is 4.7 inches in diameter, and with the sculpted base stands 6.5 inches high. The base of the globe is inscribed with the words the raven speaks to Bran: “Look for me beneath the tree… North.” The Three-Eyed Raven Snow Globe is the perfect companion piece to 2014’s Weirwood Tree Snow Globe.
The Three-Eyed Raven Snow Globe goes on sale April 5, 2017, at a price of $99.99.
Dark Horse is excited to support comic shop retailers through Local Comic Shop Day with a breathtaking Serenity: No Power in the ’Verse variant cover from the legendary Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle).
This year’s Local Comic Shop Day falls on November 19, 2016. An annual event sponsored by ComicsPRO, Local Comic Shop Day is the only comic book industry event developed and conducted by retailers for retailers. In 2015, nearly 400 comic shops participated in Local Comic Shop Day.
Dark Horse’s contribution to Local Comic Shop Day is a special exclusive of the highly anticipated first issue of Serenity: No Power in the ’Verse. This new miniseries is written by Chris Roberson (iZombie, Witchfinder: City of the Dead) and illustrated by Georges Jeanty (Buffy Seasons 8 and 9, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind).
No Power in the ’Verse finds Malcolm Reynolds and his Serenity crew struggling through some difficult times. Tensions are at an all-time high when the crew receives a call to help find a missing friend. The crew must come together to discover the answers to her mysterious disappearance. Will they find her in time?
No Power in the ’Verse is preceded by the Serenity comics Those Left Behind, Better Days, The Shepherd’s Tale, and Leaves on the Wind.
Following the fantastic success of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, Dark Horse and Nintendo® are excited to announce the next installment in a legendary partnership and the first in a new line of The Legend of Zelda literature. On February 21, 2017, Dark Horse will releaseThe Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts.
Fans of The Legend of Zelda are in for a treat with The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. Readers can peruse over four hundred pages of fully realized artistic masterpieces, exclusive interviews with the design team behind the beloved video game franchise, the official pixel art of the early series, and rare promotional art never before published in this format. The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts offers fans a sneak peek at art from the newest game in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, prior to its official release. This breathtaking volume is essential for any true Zelda fan!
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia received rave reviews from industry members and fans alike!
“Hyrule Historia is a book any Zelda fan will treasure.”—IGN
“The artwork is plentiful and beautiful, and there are a lot of quotes that bring to light how much creative freedom was given with the game.”—Destructoid
“Few video game franchises could ever hope to support such a weighty and significant book, and even if you’ve only a passing interest in the adventures of Link, this should be a permanent addition to your coffee table or bookshelf. Our fingers are crossed that the same treatment can be offered to other key Nintendo properties in the future.”—Nintendo Life
Humble Bundle and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to launch the Dark Horse Comics 30th Anniversary Bundle today. Starting at 11 a.m. PDT, fans of the legendary publisher can pay what they want for over $400 worth of digital comics, all while supporting a great cause.
These comics together usually cost as much as $483. At Humble Bundle, though, customers choose their price! Fans can pay what they want for Adventures into the Unknown Archives Volume 1, Aliens vs. Predator: Thrill of the Hunt, Captain Midnight Volume 1: On the Run, Conan Volume 1: The Frost-Giant’s Daughter and Other Stories, Cravan: Mystery Man of the Twentieth Century, Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 1, Cut, Dark Horse Heroes Omnibus Volume 1, Ghost Omnibus Volume 1, X Omnibus Volume 1, Project Black Sky: Secret Files, and SpyBoy Volume 1: The Deadly Gourmet Affair.
Those who pay more than the average price will also unlock The Secret, Two Past Midnight, Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai, The Chronicles of Conan Volume 1: Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories, Skyman Volume 1: The Right Stuff, Mass Effect Volume 1: Redemption, Dark Matter Volume 1: Rebirth, Itty Bitty Mask, SpyBoyVolumes 2–3, and Father’s Day.
Fans who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus Ghost Volume 1: In the Smoke and Din, Ghost/Hellboy Special, Deep Gravity, Empowered Volume 1, Milk and Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad, MIND MGMT Volume 1: The Manager, Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse, Predator: Prey to the Heavens, The Massive Volume 1: Black Pacific, The Goon Volume 6: Chinatown, and King Tiger.
On Wednesday, August 17, look for eight additional volumes to join the bundle!
“Dark Horse has been committed to comics creators’ rights since the company’s founding. Needless to say, we strongly support the Hero Initiative’s great work in assisting comics creators in need. Teaming up with Humble Bundle to support and help raise awareness of the Hero Initiative is a perfect way to celebrate Dark Horse’s thirtieth anniversary,” said Mark Bernardi, Dark Horse’s VP for book trade and digital sales.
As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated between the publisher and the charity. The Humble Comics Bundle: Dark Horse 30th Anniversary supports the Hero Initiative, though customers can also choose a favorite organization from a database of over thirty thousand charities.
“Humble Bundle has long been a great partner of Hero Initiative, and Dark Horse has been the gold standard for publishers who do things their own way for thirty years now. We’re happy and honored to be part of this great bundle of great Dark Horse Comics,” remarked Jim McLauchlin, president of the Hero Initiative.
The Humble Comics Bundle: Dark Horse 30th Anniversary will run from August 10 to August 24 at 11 a.m.Pacific Time. Visit www.humblebundle.com/books/
Dark Horse proudly announces the latest title in its adult coloring book program, beginning this fall: Star Trek!
The Star Trek coloring books are designed to become instant favorites for fans both young and old of the classic television series. Each adult coloring book features forty-five pages of original artwork to be colored on thick, heavyweight 10 x 10–inch pages at a value price of $14.99.
In the Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book, set a course for creativity with the originalEnterprise crew! This beautiful adult coloring book features stunningly detailed black-and-white images to color in any way you choose. With brand-new illustrations by amazing artists, this is a must-have collectible for Star Trek fans everywhere!
Fans can take a colorful journey with Captain Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) withStar Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book! With highly detailed, beautifully illustrated images to color however you choose, this tome is a must-have item for Star Trek fans in this galaxy or any other!
More adult coloring books will be announced in the months ahead, so stay tuned for your chance to color your favorite comic creations.
Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book and Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Bookare in stores on October 19. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through Penguin Random House!
Dark Horse comics have revealed their slate of 2016 SDCC exclusives. All of the below products will be available at the Dark Horse booth (#2615) for the entire show, with a fixed number (at least) available for each day of the show. See below for the details including price and daily limits.
Dark Horse proudly announces a brand-new adult coloring book program hitting bookshelves and coffee tables this fall.
Kicking off the coloring books line are Avatar: The Last Airbender and the fan-favorite Serenity series. Each adult coloring book features forty-five pages of original artwork created specifically to be colored on thick, heavyweight 10 x 10–inch pages at a $14.99 value price point!
Relive your favorite scenes from Avatar: The Last Airbender with this beautifully detailed coloring book. Filled with original black-and-white illustrations by artist Jed Henry and produced in collaboration with creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this book is sure to be a hit with the Avatar fanatic in your life.
The Serenity Adult Coloring Book is a must-have for fans of the ’verse. Join the crew of the Serenity on an adventure through the ’verse where you can relive your favorite moments from the Firefly series—and more. This stunning adult coloring book is filled with detailed and completely original black-and-white illustrations for you to color however you desire.
More adult coloring books will be announced in the months ahead, so stay tuned for your chance to color your favorite comic creations.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Coloring Book (978-1-50670-236-0) and Serenity Adult Coloring Book (978-1-50670-254-4) are in stores on October 5. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound.