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The Art of Netflix’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is Huge and Coming Soon!

20 Apr

Release Date:
October 18, 2022

Dark Horse Books and Mattel have partnered up to present: The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe! This hefty volume clocks in at 208 pages of production notes, sketches and many more for fans of Netflix’s series to eat up. When it weighs in at 1.25 pounds, the power of Eternia better be behind those folks who are either delivering volumes to book stores. Individually, the weight is nothing.

This exciting tome brings an in-depth look at the newest incarnation of Masters of the Universe (review can be read here). It’s a dazzling, future-forward update to the classic world of magic and tech. Featuring a behind the scenes look at all of He-Man’s allies, the evil minions of Skeletor, and the strange, alien landscapes, creatures, and technology of Eternia! This volume also showcases the creation process behind all aspects of the show with never-before-seen material.

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe hardcover will be available for pre-order on Amazon USA, at your local comic or bookstore. This book has a MSRP of $39.99 USD.

From Storyboard Art to Film with Richard Bennett. Godzilla vs Kong Art on Kickstarter!

12 Apr
Book Cover

Final art subject to change.

Clover Press is ready to rumble with Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett. This book puts together a selection of the best sequences from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ blockbuster trio of hits Godzilla vs. Kong, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Kong: Skull Island, along with some never-before-seen deleted scenes. It’s sure to be a must-have for movie buffs, film students, industry professionals and, of course, all Kaiju aficionados!

All of these images are by Richard Bennett, one of the most respected storyboard artists working today. He’s collaborated with directors David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Brad Bird, and JJ Abrams, among others. Now, Bennett and Clover Press are launching a Kickstarter campaign for a stunning hardcover coffee table book which showcases Bennett’s storyboard storytelling and two of the biggest stars in the history of cinema with.

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Korra: The Art of the Animated Series Gets More Than a Second Wind…

10 Mar

null 6By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Dark Horse Comics
Available March 10th, 2021

Click here to order on Amazon USA

The difference between the previous release of The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series–Book One: Air and the new is that it’s almost double the size. This book is enormous! Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have a lot to say, and this edition could not be any more timely with the big news about Nickelodeon’s Avatar Studios opening shop to expand the universe!

Anyone wanting to read about the production process for making Korra is in for a treat. These two creators cover a lot of ground in short expositions instead of a lengthy essay. There’s plenty more they can say, and anyone needing to catch up can also purchase the revised edition of The Last Airbender. Preview pages can be found on Dark Horse Comics’ website.

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Still Waiting for Cyberpunk 2077? Read the World of Instead…

17 Nov

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Despite CD Projekt RED‘s video game Cyberpunk 2077 being constantly delayed, thankfully publishing partner, Dark Horse Comics is not late on releasing The World of Cyberpunk 2077. Fans of the role playing game turned video game will need time to read through the voluminous tome, and by the time they’re done, they’ll be up to speed. The latest date slated for the game is Dec 10th.

This product offers everything newcomers need to know about life, the gangs and tech available in Night City. It’s less about the making of the game with concept art but more on what to expect from it narrative-wise. Not everyone will be interested in the Deluxe Edition. The slick binder makes it almost worth it, but to get one in pristine condition means scouring the book stores.

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Asmodee & Dark Horse Takes Flight with Art Books from …

1 Apr

Arkham Horror: The Card GameAsmodee Entertainment is excited to announce its partnership with Dark Horse Comics to create licensed art books for three of this company’s leading tabletop gaming properties. Dark Horse has tapped into their diverse portfolio of over 300 gaming IPs to curate a collection of unique art books showcasing the beautiful artwork and rich story designs that are distinguishable within the games.

Explore the worlds of the Android Universe, Arkham Horror and KeyForge through an expansive collection of never-before-seen production art and commentary from renowned games studio – Fantasy Flight Games. The first of these highly anticipated art books will debut at the end of 2020. Dark Horse’s art books will be the perfect companion piece for fans of these beloved game universes.

KeyForge

“With their amazing range of top-quality art and background books, Dark Horse is a natural partner for capturing the richly detailed and very stylistically different worlds of Arkham Horror, KeyForge and the Android Universe through this first series of art books,” said Andy Jones, Head of Asmodee Entertainment.

As a tabletop gamer with many an Asmodee product populating my overflowing shelves, I’m beyond excited to be working with Asmodee and the rest of the Dark Horse team to bring these books to life. Our goal is to showcase these diverse and exciting properties in all their glorious detail, and we can’t wait to share the fruits of this partnership with readers, players and fans!

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