JUNE 5, MILWAUKIE, OR—From rising stars Damon Gentry (Eerie) and Aaron Conley (It Girl! and the Atomics, Prophet), Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce one of 2013’s hottest artistic debuts—Sabertooth Swordsman!
This six-part, digital-first series is available exclusively through Dark Horse Digital beginning today and will be collected in a gorgeous hardcover in the fall. Sabertooth Swordsman also marks the latest selection in the critically acclaimed Dark Horse Originals line.
“If you like your hot new indie comic debuts smack full of wall-to-wall violence and adventure, and almost zero moral ambiguity or crushing existential dread, then, BOY HOWDY, have we got the comical book for you! You’re going to love Sabertooth Swordsman; we nearly guarantee it,” states writer Damon Gentry.
When his village is enslaved and his wife kidnapped by the malevolent Mastodon Mathematician, a simple farmer must find his inner warrior! Granted the form of the Sabertooth Swordsman by the Cloud God of Sasquatch Mountain, our hero embarks on a treacherous journey to the Mastodon’s fortress, along the way getting beaten to a pulp by ogres, plague mutants, the king’s army, and goats! With astonishingly intricate artwork, over-the-top action, and hilarious characters, Sabertooth Swordsman is the freshest, funniest adventure comic of the year!
Praise for Sabertooth Swordsman:
“Sabertooth Swordsman is the most exciting graphic novel I’ve seen in a long loooong time. An absolute masterpiece that is thrillingly original and alive with kinetic energy! Damon and Aaron should be instant superstars!”—Michael Allred (Madman, FF, iZombie)
“I’m really excited about the work Damon and Aaron are doing. Sabertooth Swordsman is fantastic comics. It’s the kind of work I hope to find when I go into a comic shop.”—Brandon Graham (Prophet, King City, Multiple Warheads)
The Sabertooth Swordsman hardcover is on shelves October 16, 2013.