As this is one of my favorite Neil Gaiman stories (in the top 10 at least. Top 20? They’re all good. Don’t make me choose!!) I’m very excited about this release. See below for the official press release from Dark Horse Comics on the Sherlock Holmes/H.P. Lovecraft-inspired graphic novel A Study in Emerald.
Dark Horse is thrilled to reveal the next installment in the Gaiman Library with A Study in Emerald! From multiple award- winning writer Neil Gaiman comes this graphic novel adaptation featuring art by Eisner award winning artist Rafael Albuquerque (Ei8ht, American Vampire)!
A Study in Emerald is a supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. The heart-pounding tale features the brilliant detective and his faithful partner as they attempt to solve a horrific murder of cosmic proportions. The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen’s Palace.
Rafael Scavone, co-founder of publisher Stout Club with Albuquerque and writer of Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1, lends his compositional talent to Gaiman’s award-winning short story while Dave Stewart (Black Hammer, Hellboy) brings his gorgeous colorist skills to the faithful adaptation. The beautiful cover is also by Albuquerque.
A Study in Emerald will be available for purchase on June 20, 2018. The 80-page hardcover retails for $17.99. Visit DarkHorse.com for more information on the Neil Gaiman Library.
About Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is an award-winning author of books, graphic novels, short stories, and films for all ages. His titles include Norse Mythology, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, The View from the Cheap Seats, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neverwhere, and The Sandman series of graphic novels, among other works. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. The film adaptation of his short story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” the second season of the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated television adaptation of his novel American Gods, and the six-part BBC/Amazon series Good Omens, written by Neil Gaiman, and based on the novel by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett will be released in 2019. Born in the UK, he now lives in the United States.
About Dark Horse
For more than thirty years, 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. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, 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.