Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dark Horse Set to Publish Bowery Boys in Hardcover


Webcomics have never really taken hold with the general population as much as other mediums have. It's a shame too, as there are some top-notch creators out there doing equally exciting work on webcomics. One of those creators is Cory Levine, whose Bowery Boys is a tale of politically and socially divided early America. Fortunately for readers who've missed out to this point, Dark Horse is planning to publish the first five seasons of the series in Bowery Boys: Our Fathers, featuring artwork by Ian Bertram.

“When we set out to create Bowery Boys, we did so with grand ambition and an absolute refusal to compromise on quality,” said Levine. “No publisher better aligns with our creative philosophy than Dark Horse, and we’re thrilled to bring this work into print with such dedicated and capable partners.”

When his father is framed for murder, immigrant Nikolaus McGovern rallies a motley crew of street youths in a rip-roaring coming-of-age adventure based in antebellum New York City. In a story set against a backdrop of rampant political corruption, vicious street gangs, nascent labor reform, and ardent xenophobia, can Niko and his friends triumph in a life-and-death battle against their oppressors, or will they succumb to the engines of socioeconomic progress?

Bowery Boys: Our Fathers is on sale August 5 in comic shops and August 18 in bookstores everywhere. Full press release below.

DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH LEVINE’S WILD EAST WEB COMIC 'BOWERY BOYS' IN HARDCOVER EDITION


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is set to publish a stunning hardcover collection of Cory Levine’s tale of a politically and socially divided early America in Bowery Boys: Our Fathers!
Penned by Cory Levine, with artwork by rising-star artists Ian Bertram (Detective Comics, Batman Eternal) and Brent McKee (Outlaw Territory), Bowery Boys: Our Fathers will collect the first five seasons of the acclaimed web series.

When his father is framed for murder, immigrant Nikolaus McGovern rallies a motley crew of street youths in a rip-roaring coming-of-age adventure based in antebellum New York City!

In a story set against a backdrop of rampant political corruption, vicious street gangs, nascent labor reform, and ardent xenophobia, can Niko and his friends triumph in a life-and-death battle against their oppressors, or will they succumb to the engines of socioeconomic progress?

“When we set out to create Bowery Boys, we did so with grand ambition and an absolute refusal to compromise on quality,” said Levine. “No publisher better aligns with our creative philosophy than Dark Horse, and we’re thrilled to bring this work into print with such dedicated and capable partners.”

Bowery Boys: Our Fathers is on sale August 5 in comic shops and August 18 in bookstores everywhere! 

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

About Cory Levine
Writer, editor and graphic designer Cory Levine is a former editorial staffer for Marvel Comics where he edited hundreds of collected editions of comic books, encyclopedic handbooks, special edition magazines and foreign-licensed comics including the company's well-received line of Soleil graphic album adaptations. In 2010 he founded First Edition Publishing, Inc. -- a publishing solutions firm offering editorial packaging, graphic design and pre-press production services. His writing is featured in the VIZ Media graphic novels Monsuno Combat Chaos Vol. 2: Revenge/Sacrifice and Ben10 Omniverse Vol. 1: Ghost Ship. He lives and works in New Hampshire.

About Ian Bertram
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, artist Ian Bertram was chosen as the Best New Talent of 2011 by Comicbookjesus.com, and selected to the Society of Illustrators 2012 Student Scholarship Competition. His work has appeared in the anthology magazine INK, the Detective Comics #27 anniversary special, and Batman Eternal from DC Comics. He has been a featured artist at the Greenpoint Gallery and the 30 Rooms art gathering. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

About Brent David McKee
Brent David McKee has worked for various skateboard companies, licensed Nintendo products, Marvel/Upperdeck's Marvel Masterpiece cards and comic book work The Glass Tarantula for Sequentialink.com. His work appeared in Image Comics’ Noble Causes with Geoff Johns and the Eisner-nominated anthology Outlaw Territory Vol. 3.

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 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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