In the Chinese calendar 2014 is the Year of the Horse, and Dark Horse Comics has shown they are not taking that lightly. The publisher is rocking the comic book landscape with killer new titles and and ever expanding roster of top flight creators.
Dark Horse is coming to WonderCon Anaheim 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center beginning today with a wide array of comic book exclusives, comic book themed freebies, and cool panels to give you the latest information on what is coming from the publisher in their year.
Dark Horse's panel schedule begins this afternoon at 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in Room 203 with The Making of Star Wars panel. WonderCon Anaheim special guest artist Mike Mayhew ("Avengers") goes behind the scenes of the Diamond Gem Award–winning series "The Star Wars," from Dark Horse Comics. Mike will take you on a tour of the universe that was never meant to be, from its mysterious origins to a sneak peek at the collected volumes coming this summer.
On Saturday, April 19 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in Room 213 its the Dark Horse Presents Avatar: The Last Airbender panel. Dark Horse’s growing line of books following up on the original Nickelodeon hit animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" have achieved bestseller status! Working directly with the show’s creators, Gene Yang ("American Born Chinese," "Boxers and Saints") penned the first three-book series, "The Promise," to universal acclaim, and followed it with "The Search." Now, Yang tackles the events directly following "The Search" in "The Rift." Join Gene Yang for an exclusive look at what’s to come in what is sure to be one of the year’s most talked about series.
Then on Sunday, April 20 from 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Room 213 Dark Horse Presents Whedonversity. Dark Horse’s continuations of Joss Whedon’s cult favorites ("Serenity," "Buffy," "Angel" & "Faith") remain some of the most-talked-about comics in today’s market. Dark Horse and WonderCon Anaheim are giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the upcoming arcs of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity from the creative teams themselves! Join Dark Horse, along with "Buffy Season 10" writer Christos Gage, "Serenity" writer Zack Whedon, and artist Georges Jeanty, for what is guaranteed to be one panel you don’t wanna miss!
Signings will be a huge deal at the Dark Horse Booth #519. Be sure to check in with your favorite book early to meet your favorite creators.
Friday, April 18
- 1:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang
- 3:00 p.m. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Dan Parsons
Saturday, April 19
- 11:00 a.m. Bad Houses: Sara Ryan
- 12:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang
- 3:00 p.m. Tomb Raider: Gail Simone
- 4:00 p.m. Never Ending: D. J. Kirkbride, Robert Love
- 5:00 p.m. The Fifth Beatle: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson
Sunday, April 20
- 11:30 a.m. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10: Christos Gage
- 1:00 p.m. The Star Wars: Mike Mayhew
- 3:00 p.m. Serenity: Leaves on the Wind: Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty (Ticketed event. A set number of tickets will be distributed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings by drawing.)
Don't forget to check out the Dark Horse Comics WonderCon 2014 exclusives previewed below.
Angel and Faith: Season Ten #1
"Angel and Faith: Season Ten" #1 – Exclusive WonderCon Anaheim Variant Cover by Steve Morris. A set quantity will be available at show opening each day. 5 per person, per day. Price: $5.00
Angel’s work is never done. During his most recent world saving, a part of London was transformed and flooded with magic. Who better to watch over this magical community than Angel? At least, that’s what he thinks. Meanwhile, Faith starts a new chapter in her life—slaying zompires alongside Buffy?!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Ten #1
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Ten" #1 – Exclusive WonderCon Anaheim Variant Cover by Brian Horton. A set quantity will be available at show opening each day. Limit of 5 per person per day.
New season. New rules. The age-old battle of Slayer vs. vampire is the focus of Buffy’s life once again—it’s downright nostalgic! But with all the toying with magic she’s done lately, this girl should know it’s time for another game change . . . Shouldn’t she?
Itty Bitty Hellboy
"Itty Bitty Hellboy" - Dark Horse Comics Convention Exclusive Hardcover. Collects "Itty Bitty Hellboy" #1–#5 in a limited edition hardcover available at WonderCon while supplies last! Price: $20.00
Witness the awesomeness that is Hellboy! The characters that sprung from Mike Mignola’s imagination, with an "Aw Yeah" Art Baltazar and Franco twist! This book has all the fun, adventure, and aw yeah in one itty bitty package! That’s a true story right there.
The Last of Us: American Dreams
"The Last of Us: American Dreams" Limited Edition Hardcover. Get this limited edition hardcover available at WonderCon while supplies last. Price: $24.99.
"The Last of Us: American Dreams" collects the comics that are the official lead-in to the game from Faith Erin Hicks ("The Adventures of Superhero Girl") and "Naughty Dog’s" Neil Druckmann.