Friday, February 6, 2015

Dark Horse Offers Heart in a Box


Heartbreak is a big deal. Coping with it can be everything from sorrow to humor, depending on the person suffering. Rarely does dealing with it demand someone to wish their heart away, but that's the case in Heart in a Box from Dark Horse Comics. The book pairs Kelly Thompson up with Meredith McClaren. A fresh, funny, and action-packed take on heartbreak, Heart in a Box is Thompson and McClaren’s first graphic novel collaboration and comes hot on the heels of Thompson’s critically acclaimed novels, The Girl Who Would Be King and Storykiller.

“Working with Meredith and Dark Horse is a bit like a dream come true, especially since it’s my first graphic novel,” Thompson said. “We’ve been working on the book for a long time now, and I’m excited to finally bring this story to life with Dark Horse and Meredith, who is a fantastic talent.”

In a moment of post-heartbreak weakness, Emma wishes her heart away, and a mysterious stranger obliges. But emptiness is even worse than grief, and Emma sets out to collect the seven pieces of her heart in a journey that forces her to face her own history and the cost of recapturing it. Retailing for $14.99, Heart in a Box is currently available to preorder through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound, as well as local comics retailers.

Full press release below.

THOMPSON & MCCLAREN CRAFT 'HEART IN A BOX' WITH DARK HORSE


A FRESH, FUNNY, ACTION-PACKED TAKE ON HEARTBREAK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms, Storykiller) and Meredith McClaren (Hinges) are putting the pieces back together for Heart in a Box, a new original graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics.

In a moment of post-heartbreak weakness, Emma wishes her heart away, and a mysterious stranger obliges. But emptiness is even worse than grief, and Emma sets out to collect the seven pieces of her heart in a journey that forces her to face her own history and the cost of recapturing it!

A fresh, funny, and action-packed take on heartbreak, Heart in a Box is Thompson and McClaren’s first graphic novel collaboration and comes hot on the heels of Thompson’s critically acclaimed novels, The Girl Who Would Be King and Storykiller.

“Working with Meredith and Dark Horse is a bit like a dream come true, especially since it’s my first graphic novel,” Thompson said. “We’ve been working on the book for a long time now, and I’m excited to finally bring this story to life with Dark Horse and Meredith, who is a fantastic talent.”

Retailing for $14.99, Heart in a Box is currently available to preorder through Amazon.comBarnes & Noble, and IndieBound, as well as local comics retailers.

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For more information or interview opportunities, contact:
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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