Dark Horse Comics sends ‘Birdking’ Vol. 1 to shops September 13th • AIPT

Dark Horse Comics has announced a new graphic novel from Daniel Freedman and CROM (raiders) called bird king. The first volume will be available in comic shops on September 13th as well as in bookstores too.

“Birdking has been living in my head for years, invading my thoughts and waiting for the right story that would bring him to life in the only way a wraith of his caliber deserves. Fire, magic, undead champions, necromancers, skulls and fat swords, this book has it all. I can’t imagine a better playground to lark about in. I’m loving it.” —CHROME


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So what’s bird king vol. 1 about?

Bianca, a teenage apprentice to an infamous arcane blacksmith, is forced to flee her homeland and seek out Atlas, a fabled land of light ruled by “the clean god.” She is joined by a mysterious guardian spirit known only as the “BirdKing”. Together they will have to overcome dozens of enemies to reach Atlas and along the way, unravel the mystery of the BirdKing and their ancestral connection.

“When CROM came to me after Raiders with the Birdking, the entire epic unfolded in such an organic way I did not believe it. Our collaboration has never been stronger and while we have thoroughly enjoyed our time exploring this vast and distinct fantasy world, we cannot wait for readers to gain access and bask in the glory that is Birdking.” —Daniel Freeman

for more on bird kingread the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (March 28, 2022)— From the creators of the hit graphic novel raidersDaniel Freedman and CROM, comes an original dark fantasy graphic novel of epic adventure and magic in Bird King Volume 1from Dark Horse Comics.

Bianca, a teenage apprentice to an infamous arcane blacksmith, is forced to flee her homeland and seek out Atlas, a fabled land of light ruled by “the clean god.” She is joined by a mysterious guardian spirit known only as the “BirdKing”. Together they will have to overcome dozens of enemies to reach Atlas and along the way, unravel the mystery of the BirdKing and their ancestral connection.

bird king has been living in my head for years, invading my thoughts and waiting for the right story that would bring him to life in the only way a wraith of his caliber deserves. Fire, magic, undead champions, necromancers, skulls and fat swords, this book has it all. I can’t imagine a better playground to lark about in. I’m loving it.” —CHROME

“When CROM came to me after raiders with the bird king, the entire epic unfolded in such an organic way I did not believe it. Our collaboration has never been stronger and while we have thoroughly enjoyed our time exploring this vast and distinct fantasy world, we cannot wait for readers to gain access and bask in the glory that is bird king.” —Daniel Freeman

Bird King Volume 1 trade paperback will be available everywhere books are sold September 13, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Birdking: Volume 1 will retail for $19.99.

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