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Dark Horse and Nelvana reveal details for new “Mysticons” comic series

In May 2017, Dark Horse and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana announced a publishing agreement to produce a series of graphic novels based on Nelvana’s original animated action series, Mysticons. Today, the partners are excited to reveal details from the upcoming graphic novel series! Dark Horse’s Spell on Wheels creative team, writer Kate Leth (Patsy Walker aka Hellcat!), artist Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and colorist Marissa Louise (Wonder Woman Annual), joins forces once again to bring more empowering female characters to life!

The second season of Mysticons recently premiered on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons in the U.S. and Corus’ YTV network in Canada will follow suit on April 8, following a successful first season launch in August 2017. On YouTube, the series has surpassed 4.1 million views of its short form content. Dark Horse joins an array of previously announced Mysticons partners including Playmates Toys (Master Toy), The Topps Company (Trading Cards and Confectionery) and MacMillan Publishers (Novels).

Mysticons Volume One is a contemporary urban fantasy about four girls from different walks of life who are transformed into the legendary Mysticons! In Arkayna, Zarya, Emerald, and Piper’s first adventure, the girls investigate evil biker twins who have been stealing and using magic to keep first place in a deadly drag racing circuit, causing mayhem on the streets of Drake City. It’s up to the Mysticons to work together to save their city!

Mysticons Volume One goes on sale August 8, 2018, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. This 80-page original graphic novel retails for $10.99.

Dark Horse to Produce Graphic Novel Series Based on “Mysticons” Animated Series

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated content, announced yesterday its licensing agreement with Dark Horse Comics. Dark Horse will produce a series of graphic novels based on Nelvana’s original animated action series, Mysticons. Set to be released late summer 2018, the graphic novels follow the epic tale of four unexpected heroes who transform into legendary warriors and undertake a mythic quest to save the world.

Dark Horse’s Shantel LaRocque will act as editor on the Mysticons graphic novel series. Having previously worked on titles such as Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Fight Club 2, Rexodus, and David Mack’s Kabuki, LaRocque brings a great knowledge of comics and genre fiction to the project.

“We are incredibly excited to bring on Dark Horse as our graphic novel partner for Mysticons,” said Pam Westman, Head, Nelvana Enterprises. “Mysticons is a contemporary, genre-defining series that shows girls the strength, power, and courage they already have from within. Comics and graphic novels have continually showcased dynamic and confident female characters, and we look forward to continuing the Mysticons’ adventures in this rich and powerful way of storytelling.”

“I am delighted to be working on the Mysticons project with Nelvana as they lead into this new genre,” said Shantel LaRoque, Associate Editor, Dark Horse Comics. “We look forward to bringing these breakthrough characters to life with new stories for Mysticons fans.”

Mysticons is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in the U.S. this Summer and on Corus’ TELETOON network in Canada this Fall. The series is produced by Nelvana Limited, with Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright executive producing for The Topps Company and Scott Dyer and Irene Weibel executive producing for Nelvana. Sean Jara is Creator, Writer and Executive Story Editor for the series (previous writing credits include Ben 10, RedaKai, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, Johnny Test, League of Super Evil).

The creative team and Nelvana are attending Licensing Expo, May 23 – 25, in booth H214.