Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sabertooth Swordsman Stalks Shelves in October

What do you get when you equip a sabertooth cat with sword? Something completely irrational, yet completely frightening at the same time. If you're Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley, you get something completely different entirely in the Sabertooth Swordsman, a new six-part, digital first series from Dark Horse debuting this fall. And the latest selection in the fan-favorite Dark Horse originals line.

“If you like your hot new indie comic debuts smack full of wall-to-wall violence and adventure, and almost zero moral ambiguity or crushing existential dread, then, BOY HOWDY, have we got the comical book for you! You’re going to love Sabertooth Swordsman; we nearly guarantee it,” states Gentry.

When his village is enslaved and his wife kidnapped by the malevolent Mastodon Mathematician, a simple farmer must find his inner warrior. Granted the form of the Sabertooth Swordsman by the Cloud God of Sasquatch Mountain, our hero embarks on a treacherous journey to the Mastodon’s fortress, along the way getting beaten to a pulp by ogres, plague mutants, the king’s army, and goats! With astonishingly intricate artwork, over-the-top action, and hilarious characters, Sabertooth Swordsman is the freshest, funniest adventure comic of the year.

The Sabertooth Swordsman hardcover is on shelves October 16, 2013. Full press release below.
 GENTRY & CONLEY UNLEASH
SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN!

JUNE 5, MILWAUKIE, OR—From rising stars Damon Gentry (Eerie) and Aaron Conley (It Girl! and the Atomics, Prophet), Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce one of 2013’s hottest artistic debuts—Sabertooth Swordsman!

This six-part, digital-first series is available exclusively through Dark Horse Digital beginning today and will be collected in a gorgeous hardcover in the fall. Sabertooth Swordsman also marks the latest selection in the critically acclaimed Dark Horse Originals line.

“If you like your hot new indie comic debuts smack full of wall-to-wall violence and adventure, and almost zero moral ambiguity or crushing existential dread, then, BOY HOWDY, have we got the comical book for you! You’re going to love Sabertooth Swordsman; we nearly guarantee it,” states writer Damon Gentry.

When his village is enslaved and his wife kidnapped by the malevolent Mastodon Mathematician, a simple farmer must find his inner warrior! Granted the form of the Sabertooth Swordsman by the Cloud God of Sasquatch Mountain, our hero embarks on a treacherous journey to the Mastodon’s fortress, along the way getting beaten to a pulp by ogres, plague mutants, the king’s army, and goats! With astonishingly intricate artwork, over-the-top action, and hilarious characters, Sabertooth Swordsman is the freshest, funniest adventure comic of the year!

Praise for Sabertooth Swordsman:

Sabertooth Swordsman is the most exciting graphic novel I’ve seen in a long loooong time. An absolute masterpiece that is thrillingly original and alive with kinetic energy! Damon and Aaron should be instant superstars!”—Michael Allred (Madman, FF, iZombie)

“I’m really excited about the work Damon and Aaron are doing. Sabertooth Swordsman is fantastic comics. It’s the kind of work I hope to find when I go into a comic shop.”—Brandon Graham (Prophet, King City, Multiple Warheads)

The Sabertooth Swordsman hardcover is on shelves October 16, 2013.

About Dark Horse Comics

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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