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NEWS | NYCC Day 2: Dark Horse Comics Announcements
Published on Saturday, October 12, 2013 by
Eisner Award-winner Paul Tobin to pen comic based on CD Projekt’s The Witcher; Bram Stoker Award-winning novelist Jonathan Maberry with a creator-owned five-issue miniseries illustrated by 2012 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award recipient Tyler Crook.

Click here to read our NYCC Day 1 coverage of Dark Horse Comics’ announcements.

Dark Horse to publish comics tie-in based on CD Projekt’s The Witcher

The much-anticipated collaboration between Dark Horse Comics and video game developer/publisher CD Projekt has been revealed to be a comics series tie-in of CD Projekt’s best-selling RPG The Witcher, to be written by Eisner Award winner Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder) with art by Joe Querio (Lobster Johnson, B.P.R.D.) and covers by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets). This counts as the second Dark Horse Comics video game tie-in comics project for Tobin, who previously worked on the Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon digital comics miniseries (based on the popular casual “tower defense” mobile game), although obviously The Witcher‘s scope and target audience will be very different.

As described in the press release, The Witcher will feature

a new adventure featuring Geralt of Rivia—a witcher, one of the few remaining monster hunters.

Traveling near the edge of the Black Forest, in the land of the Angren, monster hunter Geralt meets a widowed man whose dead and murderous wife resides in an eerie mansion known as the House of Glass, a place of endless rooms where horror waits around every corner. Geralt will have to use all his witcher prowess to solve the manor’s mystery and survive.

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 The Witcher #1 will be available for purchase on March 19, 2014.

Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry brings Bad Blood to Dark Horse

From the press release:

badbloodteaseDark Horse is set to publish a new creator-owned series from Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry (Ghost Road Blues)—Bad Blood! With art by the Eisner Award–winning Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D., The Sixth Gun), this five-issue miniseries promises a vampire tale with an unlikely hero.

Being bitten by a vampire pissed him off, but seeing his best friend brutally slaughtered started a war. Trick Croft was an average college student—sort of—until vampires attacked. Then he found out his blood was poison to the bloodsuckers. And Trick will do anything to eradicate them.

“Bad Blood tells the story of Trick, a teenage slacker on the losing side of a fight with cancer. When he’s attacked by a vampire, he figures it’s game over. Except that the chemo drugs in Trick’s blood poison the vampire. As punishment, the vampires begin slaughtering everyone Trick loves. So he goes hunting for the vamps to try to destroy them,” writer Jonathan Maberry explains. “His only superpower? The chemo drugs in his system are deadly to the undead. His only ally? A heroin-addicted Goth chick. Bad Blood brings the pain in a downbeat tale of heartbreak, loss, and courage.”

Bad Blood #1 (of 5) is on sale January 1, 2014, in comic shops everywhere!

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