SDCC’13: Dark Horse Comics has Plants vs. Zombies on the brain

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Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to bring you the first official Plants vs. Zombies comics, released in a partnership with PopCap Games, creators of the smash hit video game Plants vs. Zombies. The first and second chapters are ready for you to read TODAY!

Paul Tobin (Marvel Adventures, Falling Skies) and Ron Chan (The Guild, Husbands) join forces with a bevy of battling plants to deliver a hilarious, all-ages, action-filled zombie romp to your neighborhood!

The six-issue miniseries will be available first digitally and will be collected in a beautiful hardcover available later this year. In conjunction with this epic release, Dark Horse has crafted a standalone iOS app for Plants vs. Zombies comics, which will be available for 99 cents and includes the first issue! As a special SDCC launch, the app and issue #1 will be free for the duration of Comic-Con International (July 17–July 21)!

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PopCap’s immensely popular Plants vs. Zombies game finally gets the plant-filled, zombie-zapping comics treatment it deserves! The confusing-yet-brilliant inventor known only as Crazy Dave helps his niece, Patrice, and young adventurer Nate Timely fend off a “fun-dead” neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon! Winner of over thirty Game of the Year awards, Plants vs. Zombies is now determined to shuffle onto bookshelves to tickle the funny bones and thrill the brains of readers of all ages.

“We’re excited to see Plants vs. Zombies come to life as a comic book miniseries from one of the industry’s coolest and most innovative publishers,” said Jeremy Vanhoozer, Plants vs. Zombies franchise creative director at PopCap. “With Plants vs. Zombies Adventures recently launched on Facebook, Plants vs. Zombies 2 becoming available for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices later this summer, and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare shambling to market in spring of 2014, it’s a great time to give the millions of Plants vs. Zombies fans around the world a new way to enjoy this beloved franchise.”

Be sure to stop by the Dark Horse booth (#2615) or the Plants vs. Zombies Booth (#129) at SDCC to pick up your limited print exclusive edition of Plants vs. Zombies #1!

PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: LAWNMAGEDDON DIGITAL POSTING DATES

  • Chapters 1–2 are on sale tonight, July 17 (SDCC PREVIEW NIGHT)
  • Chapter 3 goes on sale July 24
  • Chapter 4 goes on sale July 31
  • Chapter 5 goes on sale August 7
  • Chapter 6 goes on sale August 14

The Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon hardcover collection is on sale in comic shops November 6—and on sale in bookstores November 19!

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 Star Wars, 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.

About PopCap

PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, and Shanghai.

PopCap and Plants vs. Zombies are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries.

via Dark Horse Comics