Friday, January 30, 2015

Dark Horse to Publish Rubín's The Hero


Champions are born with something special. Something that makes them stand out from those around them. That gives them an edge in almost all the day. Something that warrants a special tale be told about their travails. Storyteller David Rubín plans to reexamine the life of the world’s greatest champion in The Hero, coming this June from Dark Horse. Heracles, the son of Zeus, came into the world with strength, charm, and a fighting spirit. Featuring an introduction by John Arcudi, The Hero brings the legend to life through Rubín’s masterful storytelling and dynamic art!

Throughout Heracles’s incredible adventures from his innocent boyhood to his meteoric rise to popularity as he tackles the Twelve Labors, his journey is tempered by a steady decay that never relieves him of his heroic burden. And this burden becomes his only grip on reality as Heracles edges toward his fateful end. Preorder your copy of The Hero Book 1, coming in June 2015. The Hero Book 2 will be available in December 2015.

Full press release below.

DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH RUBÍN’S 'THE HERO'


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Groundbreaking storyteller David Rubín (The Rise of Aurora West) reexamines the life of the world’s greatest champion in The Hero.

Heracles, the son of Zeus, came into the world with strength, charm, and a fighting spirit. Featuring an introduction by John Arcudi (B.P.R.D., The Creep), The Hero brings the legend to life through Rubín’s masterful storytelling and dynamic art!

Throughout Heracles’s incredible adventures from his innocent boyhood to his meteoric rise to popularity as he tackles the Twelve Labors, his journey is tempered by a steady decay that never relieves him of his heroic burden. And this burden becomes his only grip on reality as Heracles edges toward his fateful end.

Preorder your copy of The Hero Book 1, coming in June 2015, from AmazonBarnes & Noble, orIndieBound, or contact a local comic shop through Comic Shop Locator.

The Hero Book 2 will be available in December 2015.

Praise for David Rubín’s The Hero:
“Welcome David Rubín to the table. He is a big talent and the real deal. The Hero is a strong statement of intent.”—Paul Pope (creator of Battling Boy)

“This book is awesome.”—Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, The Umbrella Academy)

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

About David Rubín
David Rubín is an animator and cartoonist. After studying graphic design, David Rubín worked in an animation studio and went on to co-direct the film The Spirit of the Forest (2008). At the same time, he founded the collective Polaqia in 2001 and collaborated with Golfiño, La Voz de Galicia and other magazines. He lives in Orense, Spain.

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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