Friday, September 18, 2015

Dark Horse to Release I Am a Hero Manga


I Am a Hero is an award-winning survival manga by Kengo Hanazawa. It's gotten a lot of acclaim and now Dark Horse is getting in on the action, bringing the book to readers in early 2016. I am a Hero Omnibus Volume 1 is in stores April 6, 2016. Each Dark Horse omnibus volume will collect two of the original Japanese books.

The zombie apocalypse has never been more surreal. A mentally unhinged manga artist witnesses the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo, and he’s certain of only two things: he’s destined to be the city’s hero, and he possesses something very rare in Japan—an actual firearm!

Full press release below.

DARK HORSE TO RELEASE “I AM A HERO” MANGA


SHOGAKUKAN PARTNERS WITH DARK HORSE!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR— Kengo Hanazawa’s award-winning zombie-survival manga I Am a Hero begins at Dark Horse in early 2016. This nail-biting page-turner is sure to leave readers on the edge of their seats!

This realistically drawn international bestseller takes us from initial small battles for survival to a huge body-horror epidemic that threatens all of humanity.  Each Dark Horse omnibus volume will collect two of the original Japanese books.

The zombie apocalypse has never been more surreal. A mentally unhinged manga artist witnesses the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo, and he’s certain of only two things: he’s destined to be the city’s hero, and he possesses something very rare in Japan—an actual firearm!
I am a Hero Omnibus Volume 1 is in stores April 6, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:

Praise for I Am a Hero:

“It has the slow buildup of a psychological horror manga, but when the zombies hit, they hit hard, and the manga accelerates into volumes-long fight-or-flight sequences that seem like they’ll never stop.”—Jason Thompson (Manga: The Complete Guide)

“The level of story telling put here is one of the best in the industry, well-done and just far ahead from the rest.”—Deremoe

Coming soon:
I am a Hero Omnibus Volume 1 TPB
978-1-61655-920-5 | $19.99 | 4/6/2016

I am a Hero Omnibus Volume 2 TPB 
978-1-50670-019-9 | $19.99 | 10/5/2016

I am a Hero Omnibus Volume 3 TPB
$19.99 | 4/5/2017

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For more information or interview opportunities, contact: Aub Driver aubd@darkhorse.com | Steve Sunu steves@darkhorse.com
About Kengo Hanazawa
Kengo Hanazawa, born January 5, 1974, is a Japanese manga artist known for his seinen works. He won the Topic Award of the 2005 Sense of Gender Awards for Ressentiment and was nominated for the 3rd, 4th and 5th Manga Taisho for I Am a Hero. His series Boys on the Run was adapted into a live action film in 2010. He formerly worked as Osamu Uoto’s (Kasai no Hito) assistant. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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 Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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