Thursday, January 15, 2015

Eric Heisserer Debuts Shaper


Eric Heisserer is a man about the town of Hollywood. He's a writer and director known for The Thing (2011), Final Destination 5 (2011), A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) and Hours (2013). That's not enough for him to be known for though, as he's now turning his eye towards comics. In a partnership with Dark Horse Comics, Heisserer is working with Felipe Massafera on Shaper.

A galactic empire hunts a race of shape shifters prophesied to overthrow its rule. When orphaned teenager Spry discovers that he is one of the hunted—a Shaper—he must learn to use his newfound abilities to escape the empire’s prime enforcer, Tor Ajax, and save his entire race!

Shaper #1 (of 5) is on sale March 18 in comic shops everywhere. Full press release below.

HOLLYWOOD’S HEISSERER TO DEBUT COMIC SERIES 'SHAPER'!


A hidden heritage reveals a hero!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Screenwriter Eric Heisserer brings his cinematic vision to comics in a thrilling new miniseries titled Shaper.

A writer and director known for The Thing (2011), Final Destination 5 (2011), A Nightmare on Elm Street(2010), and Hours (2013), Eric Heisserer tells a timeless tale for a new generation in the tradition of Arthurian legends and Star Wars. With artwork by Felipe Massafera (Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors, Captain Midnight), Shaper hits the ground running in a no-holds-barred sci-fi adventure!

A galactic empire hunts a race of shape shifters prophesied to overthrow its rule. When orphaned teenager Spry discovers that he is one of the hunted—a Shaper—he must learn to use his newfound abilities to escape the empire’s prime enforcer, Tor Ajax, and save his entire race!

Shaper #1 (of 5) is on sale March 18 in comic shops everywhere. Preorder your copy today!

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Aub Driver aubd@darkhorse.com | Steve Sunu steves@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 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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