Transcend a World of Fantasy and Folklore in ‘Oni Ronin’
A brand-new graphic novel from Dogu Publishing
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (April 25, 2023)— Presenting one of the first collaborations from Dark Horse Books and Stan Sakai‘s Dogu Publishing: Oni Ronin. This is an epic journey of self-discovery set in the afterlife of Japanese folklore, written by Mack Flavelle and Kohei Naganime, with art by Tatsubi, and creative assistance from Maldoror, Manabu Seko, and Keojimal.
Set in Japan during the Sengoku or “Warring States” period, Oni Ronin is a tale of cowardice, sacrifice, and redemption. Combining historically accurate characters and locations with mythical kitsune and malevolent demons from Japanese folklore, Oni Ronin is the redemption story of the cowardly Sarobei, a samurai messenger who meets feudal lords, brave warriors, and heroic ghosts on his journey of self-discovery.
The Oni Ronin trade paperback will arrive in bookstores November 28, 2023 and in comic shops November 29, 2023. The 120-page graphic novel is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic book shop and bookstore, and will retail for $14.99.
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Colleen Doran, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Kentaro Miura, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, Eric Powell, Stan Sakai, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, James Cameron‘s Avatar, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft, The Witcher, Cyberpunk 2077, and Halo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers. In 2022, Dark Horse Media, LLC, parent company of Dark Horse Comics, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Things From Another World retail chain, became part of Embracer Group AB, forming the tenth operative group, strengthening the company’s transmedia capabilities.