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In spring 2015, creator and producer Donn D. Berdahl of Bronco Donn Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics, in association with Home Plate Entertainment, will present a tale left out of the history books. Set in 1753, this comic shows a young George Washington who ain’t your schoolteacher’s George Washington; this is The Order of the Forge!

Victor Gischler (Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth, Wolverine: Revolver, Angel & Faith) writes a three-issue miniseries that will surprise and shock scholars everywhere. Based on an original concept from Donn D. Berdahl and a treatment by well-known British author Andy Briggs, The Order of the Forge has “humor, vulgarity, and at times brutality,” according to Comic Bastards. This series is a must-read for fans of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and all other historical fiction works!

Before he fathered a nation, young George Washington forged his legend in blood! Before he fought for his country, he killed for the king! Imbued with the mystical powers of America’s original inhabitants, George and his superpowered axe—along with his friends, a debauched, middle-aged Ben Franklin and a young, rebellious Paul Revere—must stop an evil colonial governor who wishes to rule an empire!

“Dark and filled with seething rage, this George will shatter the image of the white-haired father of a nation!” stated Berdahl. Publisher Mike Richardson, founder of Dark Horse, said, “This is one of those great changeups that challenge our notions of a widely accepted historical figure and pose a ‘what if’ in an entertaining manner.”

Praise for Victor Gischler:

“Part Christopher Moore, part Quentin Tarantino, Victor Gischler is a raving, badass genius.”—James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author of Map of Bones and Black Order

“Gischler does an awesome job of grabbing my attention. The way that he adds so much intensity and drama through dialogue is a real treat.”—Unleash the Fanboy


The Forge #1 is on sale April 29, 2015.

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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 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 Donn D. Berdahl
Founder of Bronco Donn Entertainment, Berdahl recently co-produced the film “The Better Half” (2015), starring Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes, Gone Girl) and Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica, Law and Order:UK). He is a graduate of the Baron/Brown Meisner Studio and a rabid Denver Broncos fan.

About Home Plate Entertainment
Home Plate Entertainment (HPE) is the Studio founded by four-time Emmy award winning industry veteran and producer Bill Schultz in 2010. Headquartered in Los Angeles, HPE has maintained a reputation for delivering high caliber, quality programming. The studio has currently on air, Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders on Nicktoons and Teenage Fairytale Dropouts, which just premiered to solid ratings on The Hub in the US. CEO and Executive Producer, Bill Schultz, is well known for producing hit programs, including seven seasons of The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Garfield & Friends and Bobby’s World, as well as Ed, Edd & Eddy, Scholastic’s Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Mattel’s re-launch of He–Man Masters of the Universe. Prior to HPE, Bill Schultz ran independent Animation studios Film Roman and Moonscoop for over 20 years.


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