Dark Horse have announced a partnership with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, an international producer and distributor of children’s animated content, to create a series of graphic novels based on Nelvana’s animated action series, Mysticons. Set to be released late summer 2018, the graphic novels feature four unexpected heroes who transform into legendary warriors and take on 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.
Pam Westman, Head, Nelvana Enterprises, says:
We are incredibly excited to bring on Dark Horse as our graphic novel partner for Mysticons. 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.
Shantel LaRoque adds:
I am delighted to be working on the Mysticons project with Nelvana as they lead into this new genre. We look forward to bringing these breakthrough characters to life with new stories for Mysticons fans.
The Mysticons animated series is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in the U.S.A. this summer and on Corus’ TELETOON network in Canada this Fall. Sean Jara is creator, writer and Executive Story Editor for the series, with previous writing credits including Ben 10, RedaKai, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, Johnny Test, and League of Super Evil.
Also of note is that the creative team and Nelvana are attending Licensing Expo, May 23 – 25, in booth H214.