Last week, we brought you the news that Graphic Audio and Archie Comics completed a licensing deal that will allow Graphic Audio to release Archie graphic novels in dramatized adaptation audiobook format.
This week, we learned that Graphic Audio and Recorded Books have inked a similar deal with Dark Horse Comics.
As part of the agreement, Graphic Audio will publish several Dark Horse graphic novels while Recorded Books will publish audiobooks for several Dark Horse prose novels to be named soon.
Anji Cornette, Vice President of Graphic Audio says
We are thrilled to be partnering with Dark Horse and to be entrusted to produce dramatized audio versions of their proprietary graphic novels such as The Mask, X, Ghost, and Living with the Dead. We look forward to expanding the Dark Horse universe into audio over the next few years.
First up for adaptation in September 2021 are The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask by Christopher Cantwell and Patric Reynolds and X Volume 1: Big Bad by Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen.
Following in November 2021 will be Ghost: In the Smoke and Din by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Phil Noto, Jenny Frison, Alex Ross and Living with the Dead: A Zombie Bromance by Mike Richardson and Ben Stenbeck.
Kari Torson, Director of International Licensing at Dark Horse, says
From film to tabletop role-playing games, Dark Horse is always looking for new ways for fans to experience the worlds our brilliant artists and writers create, and audiobooks offer such a unique opportunity in that regard. We’re thrilled to partner with Graphic Audio and Recorded Books to bring these classic Dark Horse heroes and villains to life.
The titles will be available on Graphic Audio’s website and other digital audiobook retailers.