Friday, March 13, 2015

Dark Horse Preparing to Debut Plants Vs. Zombies Monthly Comic Series


Free Comic Book Day is right around the corner and it's a great time to bring the kids out to your local comic store, grab some great free books and maybe buy up a graphic novel or two. One of the books the kids might be interested in is Plants vs. Zombies. Dark Horse has a Plants vs. Zombies story ready for the big day AND a new series called Bully for You. Paul Tobin and artist Ron Chan join forces to uncover who’s really behind the mysterious Anti-Bully Squad.

In spring 2014, Dark Horse Comics released The Art of Plants vs. Zombies. Part zombie memoir, part celebration of zombie triumphs, and part anti-plant screed, it is a treasure trove of never-before-seen concept art and material from Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. In fall 2014, Dark Horse announced record sales of over 500,000 copies of Plants vs. Zombies books following multiple sellout print runs.

Nate, Patrice, and Crazy Dave investigate a strange college campus to keep the streets safe from zombies. And Dr. Zomboss’s crime-filled college years are revealed! This hilarious educational escapade also features two bonus stories illustrated by Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’l Gotham, Descender). Future issues will feature bonus strips by Peter Bagge, Jennifer Meyer, Karim Friha, Nneka Myers, and others!

Full press release below.

‘PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES’ MONTHLY COMIC SERIES COMING FROM DARK HORSE!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—With an all-ages Free Comic Book Day story right around the corner, Dark Horse Comics and PopCap Games are thrilled to announce Bully for You, a new, ongoing Plants vs. Zombies™ miniseries coming to comic shops, beginning in June!

Eisner Award–winning writer Paul Tobin and artist Ron Chan join forces to uncover who’s really behind the mysterious Anti-Bully Squad. Nate, Patrice, and Crazy Dave investigate a strange college campus to keep the streets safe from zombies. And Dr. Zomboss’s crime-filled college years are revealed! This hilarious educational escapade also features two bonus stories illustrated by Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’l Gotham, Descender). Future issues will feature bonus strips by Peter Bagge, Jennifer Meyer, Karim Friha, Nneka Myers, and others!

In spring 2014, Dark Horse Comics released The Art of Plants vs. Zombies. Part zombie memoir, part celebration of zombie triumphs, and part anti-plant screed, it is a treasure trove of never-before-seen concept art and material from Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.
In fall 2014, Dark Horse announced record sales of over 500,000 copies of Plants vs. Zombies books following multiple sellout print runs! Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder) and artist Ron Chan (The Guild, Husbands) take readers on original Plants vs. Zombies escapades that’ll charm young, old, and Crazy Dave, too!

The print collections of Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse, Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon, and The Art of Plants vs. Zombies are available now in finer comic shops and bookstores! Plus, all three books are available for download today from Digital.DarkHorse.com!

Preorder your copy of Plants vs. Zombies: Bully for You #1 at your local retailer today.
Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon
Paul Tobin (W), Ron Chan (A)
$9.99, 978-1-61655-192-6
Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse
Paul Tobin (W), Ron Chan (A)
$9.99, 978-1-61655-621-1
The Art of Plants vs. Zombies
$9.99, 978-1-61655-331-9

Praise for Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon and Timepocalypse:

“If you like Plants vs. Zombies this comic adds to its appeal. It’s a good clean read for all ages.”—Eat Your Comics

“This is one of the more fun video game adaptations that I’ve read and the most fun I’ve had with a zombie story since Zombieland.”—Front Towards Gamer

“Wonderful fun and silliness await you in this book, and you’ll be sure to leave it with a smile on your face and zombie bits on your lawn.”—Fanboy Comics

“This good book, except all ugly plantz and peeples who get in the way. But full on hansum zombies. Leave door open whle reading. Do not wear a hat.”—The Zombies

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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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