Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon Latest in Franchise That Passes 500,000 Mark


In news that either supports a love for zombies or plants, Dark Horse Comics is pretty happy right now. Why? Because a year after the first printing sold out, Dark Horse Comics announces sales of over 500,000 copies of Plants vs. Zombies books. In May 2014, Dark Horse Comics released The Art of Plants vs. Zombies. Part zombie memoir, part celebration of zombie triumphs and part anti-plant screed, this is a treasure trove of never-before-seen concept art and material from Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

“We’re thrilled our Plants vs. Zombies comics are a hit with PvZ fans of all ages and very excited for more to come next year!” noted Dark Horse Director of Licensing Nick McWhorter.

Stemming out of the hit game that won over thirty Game of the Year awards, Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon is now available to tickle funny bones and thrill...brains. In this comic expansion of the botanical battle writer Paul Tobin and artist Ron Chan take readers on an original Plants vs. Zombies escapade that’ll charm young, old, and Crazy Dave, too. Look for the print collection of the second comic series, Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse, on sale in finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere on January 13, 2015. Plus, download Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse #1 today from Digital.DarkHorse.com.

Full press release below.

PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES BOOK SALES PASS 500,000 MARK!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—A year after the first printing sold out, Dark Horse Comics announces sales of over 500,000 copies of Plants vs. Zombies™ books!

With overwhelming support from comic shops, chain and independent bookstores, Scholastic, and fans everywhere, Plants vs. Zombies books have become a smash-hit!

“We’re thrilled our Plants vs. Zombies comics are a hit with PvZ fans of all ages and very excited for more to come next year!” noted Dark Horse Director of Licensing Nick McWhorter.

Stemming out of the hit game that won over thirty Game of the Year awards, Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon is now available to tickle funny bones and thrill . . . brains. In this comic expansion of the botanical battle, Eisner-winning writer Paul Tobin (Bandette) and artist Ron Chan (The Guild, Husbands) take us on an original Plants vs. Zombies escapade that’ll charm young, old, and Crazy Dave, too!

In May 2014, Dark Horse Comics released The Art of Plants vs. Zombies. Part zombie memoir, part celebration of zombie triumphs, and part anti-plant screed, this is a treasure trove of never-before-seen concept art and material from Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, andPlants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

Look for the print collection of the second comic series, Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse, on sale in finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere on January 13, 2015! Plus, download Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse #1 today from Digital.DarkHorse.com! From the same team that delivered Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon, this new tale is a rollicking romp through time and space!

Praise for Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon
“This is one of the more fun video game adaptations that I’ve read and the most fun I’ve had with a zombie story since Zombie Land.”—Front Towards Gamer

“If you are a fan of plants, zombies, Plants vs. Zombies, or all-age adventure comics, take a look at Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon. It’s a quick read and good fun, and if you’re still in the Halloween mood in November, it fits that zombie itch you may still have.”—Comic Attack

“This good book, except all ugly plantz and peeples who get in the way. But full on hansum zombies. Leave door open whle reading. Do not wear a hat.” – The Zombies
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For more information or interview opportunities, contact Aub Driver: aubd@darkhorse.com

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About Dark Horse
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, such as 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, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, 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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