Dark Horse to publish two Kickstarter projects: Leaving Megalopolis and Guns of Shadow Valley

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Coming to shelves this summer are two of Dark Horse’s hottest new titles, originally funded via Kickstarter: Dave Wachter and James Andrew Clark’s The Guns of Shadow Valley and Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore’s Leaving Megalopolis!

Dave Wachter (Night of 1,000 Wolves, Breath of Bones) and James Andrew Clark (Scar Tissue) began The Guns of Shadow Valley as a webcomic of western adventure and the supernatural. It was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in 2010 and for the Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work in 2011. Read the exclusive interview on Bloody Disgusting!

Somewhere in Shadow Valley lies a secret that could forever change the frontier. Only a posse of gunmen with special abilities can defend that secret from a tribe of ghostly warriors, an advancing army led by a deranged colonel, and the perils of the valley itself.

Leaving Megalopolis, written by Gail Simone (Tomb Raider, Wonder Woman) and beautifully illustrated by Jim Calafiore (Aquaman), reunites the classic Secret Six creative team, with no holds barred! Read the exclusive interview on Comic Book Resources!

When the caped heroes of the world’s safest city inexplicably turn into homicidal maniacs, no one is safe. The only rational thing to do is to get the hell out of town. If only it were that easy. A small group of terrified survivors make a desperate run for the city limits, chased by unspeakable evil!

The Guns of Shadow Valley is on sale August 13, and Leaving Megalopolis is on shelves September 10. Preorder your copies today!

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About Gail Simone

Gail is the multiple award winning writer of WONDER WOMAN, BIRDS OF PREY, DEADPOOL, THE SIMPSONS, and many other classic runs of some of the world’s most popular comics. She has also written for animation, prose and video games. Known for her strong character work and dark humor, this book shows Gail at her most ferocious and untamed.

About Jim Calafiore

Jim has been working in the comics field for over twenty years, and been lucky to work with some great creators. He’s best known for his work on AQUAMAN, EXILES, GOTHAM UNDERGROUND and SECRET SIX.

About David Wachter

Dave has been creating comics since childhood, but his career as an adult began in 2004 when he and writer Jim Clark teamed up for their critically acclaimed self published series Scar Tissue. Following that success, they again collaborated on the epic Western webcomic The Guns of Shadow Valley, which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic and a Harvey Award for Best Online Work. His work for larger comic publishers began in 2010 with Robert Bloch’s That Hellbound Train (penned by Joe and John Lansdale), for IDW Publishing. Dave’s work as a guest artist can also been seen in their Godzilla series, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In 2012 he illustrated the horror fable Night of 1,000 Wolves, also for IDW. That same year brought a nomination for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award in comics. Dave has more comics projects on the way for 2013, including a project with writer Steve Niles titled Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem for Dark Horse Comics, and the return of The Guns of Shadow Valley.

About James Andrew Clark

Jim got his start writing fiction and poetry for various literary magazines, but the mini-series Scar Tissue marked his debut into the world of writing comic books. Jim has also written numerous short stories appearing in such comic books as Hope: The Tsunami Relief Anthology, Memories & Echoes, Leesway, Havoc 21, Somnia: Daydreams and Nightscapes, Pantheon, Varied Scaries, and The Hunger. In 2012 he penned a children’s book called The Jumping Flea Circus. In addition to writing comics he also makes music.

About Dark Horse Comics

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.

via Dark Horse Comics