Two Acclaimed Dark Horse Graphic Novels Presented in Paperback for the First Time
Dec 12, 2019
Join us in celebrating two of Dark Horse Comics Founder Mike Richardson’s (Father’s Day, Star Wars: Crimson Empire) classic tales, The Atomic Legion and 47 Ronin—now available in paperback!
Everyone deserves a second chance! In The Atomic Legion, illustrated by Bruce Zick (Dark Horse Presents, Thor), the heroes of yesterday, once hailed as saviors, have been rejected and forgotten by the public and have hidden out in a secret fortress near the North Pole for decades. But when the Professor—a mysterious scientist who built the fortress—is kidnapped by an evil rival, a young boy rallies the monsters, robots, and caped wonders to once again become the heroes of the Atomic Legion!
Travel back to feudal Japan with this faithful adaptation of 47 Ronin! Illustrated by decorated cartoonist, Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), the tale of these samurai and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master is the story of Japan. Opening with the tragic incident that sealed the fate of Lord Asano, 47 Ronin follows a dedicated group of his vassals on their years-long path of vengeance! Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated, this collection of the acclaimed miniseries recounts this sweeping saga of honor and violence in all its grandeur. Includes bonus art and behind-the-scenes historical extras!
The Atomic Legion trade paperback goes on sale in comic shops July 22, 2020 and The 47 Ronin trade paperback will hit comic shops August 12, 2020. Both titles will retail for $19.99.
Praise for The Atomic Legion and 47 Ronin:
“Drawing from famous characters such as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, to lesser-known ones such as The Shadow and The Phantom Stranger, to pop-culture classics like King Kong and Frankenstein, Richardson creates a cavalcade of heroes out of the past, and all with his own unique spin.” —Fanbase Press
“47 Ronin has been nothing short of phenomenal. Richardson and Sakai retell the story with respect to the original while still offering up a fresh take. It ends with a bang.” —Comic Book Therapy