Monday, December 8, 2014

Dark Horse Collects High Crimes


Despite the ever-increasing popularity of digital comics, there's still something to be said about holding a quality book in your hands. The finishes, the feel...everything that makes that book a worthwhile addition to your library. Dark Horse knows a thing or two about beautiful hardcovers and they're lending their collecting talents to High Crimes, a hardcover collection of all twelve issues of the acclaimed series. The series is written by Christopher Sebela, illustrated by Ibrahim Moustafa and lauded by all.

Disgraced Olympic snowboarder Zan Jensen has relocated to Kathmandu as a climbing guide, while running a sideline business as a high-altitude grave robber. When a body is found at the summit of Everest with a treasure of state secrets under its skin, Zan finds herself in the crosshairs of a government hit squad bent on bringing the body home. As she races to the roof of the world, Zan will navigate bullets and avalanches to find salvation in the deadliest place on earth.

The High Crimes hardcover goes on sale July 8, 2015. Full press release below.

DARK HORSE COLLECTS SEBELA & MOUSTAFA’S 'HIGH CRIMES'

A high-altitude noir!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Debuting in print for the first time, High Crimes, a murder mystery written by Dead Letters scribe Christopher Sebela, is the premiere graphic novel illustrated by rising star Ibrahim Moustafa!

Dark Horse will publish a stunning hardcover that collects all twelve issues of the critically acclaimed, multiple Eisner Award–nominated, and Stumptown Comics Art Award–winning Monkeybrain digital comic by Sebela (Captain Marvel, Alien vs. Predator) and Moustafa (The Pound: Ghouls Night Out). New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain calls High Crimes “the perfect thriller.” And Matt Fraction, the Eisner Award–winning writer of Sex Criminals, says, “Instead of just yelling at people to read High Crimes, now I can throw it at them at the same time.”

Disgraced Olympic snowboarder Zan Jensen has relocated to Kathmandu as a climbing guide, while running a sideline business as a high-altitude grave robber. When a body is found at the summit of Everest with a treasure of state secrets under its skin, Zan finds herself in the crosshairs of a government hit squad bent on bringing the body home. As she races to the roof of the world, Zan will navigate bullets and avalanches to find salvation in the deadliest place on earth.

The High Crimes hardcover goes on sale July 8, 2015! Preorder your copy today!

Praise for High Crimes:
“It’s a high concept executed with precision, delivering real-world intrigue.”—The Onion’s A.V. Club

“Every once in a while you come across a comic that comes out of nowhere. That just reaches up and says, ‘Holy crap, you need to pay attention to this book and its creators.’ So far, in 2013, that list has one name on it and it’s High Crimes.”—Multiversity

High Crimes might be the best thriller in comics today.”—Newsarama

“Solid characters matched to a top location twisted with a fantastic narrative hook. Not one element of this book is left to rest on its laurels. Sebela and Moustafa ensure everything has a deceptive shadow or drastic turn in it. 
You can’t predict where this book will go.”—Comic Book Resources

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For more information or interview opportunities, contact Aub Driver: aubd@darkhorse.com

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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