Dark Horse Comics Previews the Second Issue of BANG!

the New Hit Comic Book Series From Kindt, Torres, Kim, and Piekos

 

(March 17, 2020) Dark Horse is previewing the second issue of the hit comic book series BANG! by writer Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), artist Wilfredo Torres (JUPITER’S CIRCLE), colorist Nayoung Kim and letterer Nate Piekos.

 

In the issue, a constant stream of terrorist attacks follows John Shaw, and the only thing that keeps him one step ahead is a collection of power-giving inhalers and a hatred of shoes. When he’s once again caught in the middle of a terrorist plot, Shaw finds that these random attacks may not be so random–and the fabric of reality may be at stake.

 

“I want these characters to seem familiar…but familiar like a voice in the dark that you recognize as a friend,” said writer Matt Kindt. “The voice puts you at ease…until you realize something is off. Then the light goes on. That voice isn’t your friend. And it definitely has ill intent.”

The first printing of BANG! issue 1 sold out ahead of publication, following widespread press attention and endorsements from Keanu Reeves and some of the comic book industry’s most respected writers and artists. Issue 2 of BANG! is on sale from Dark Horse Comics on March 17, 2020.

 

Matt Kindt is the New York Times bestselling writer and artist of the comics and graphic novels Dept. H, Mind MGMT, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip, as well as Justice League of America (DC), Spider-Man (Marvel), Unity, Ninjak, Rai, and Divinity (Valiant). He has been nominated for 4 Eisner and 6 Harvey Awards (and won once). His work has been published in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Korean. The author lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife and Dept H. collaborator, the colorist and artist Charlene Kindt.

 

About Wilfredo Torres

Wilfredo Torres is an American cartoonist/illustrator based in Atlanta. Wilfredo has been working professionally for over a decade and in that time has collaborated with some of the most acclaimed and prolific Writers in Comics. Wilfredo has drawn stories for books such as BLACK PANTHER, LEGION and MOON KNIGHT for Marvel Comics as well as BLACK HAMMER: THE QUANTUM AGE for Dark Horse Comics and JUPITER’S CIRCLE for Image Comics.

 

About Nayoung Kim

Nayoung wasn’t introduced to the world of comics until late in life by her husband. With an art school background and a decade in graphic design, she jumped in and has been coloring for 3 years. Nayoung lives outside Atlanta with her husband and 2 dogs when they are not traveling in their campervan.

 

About Nate Piekos

Nate Piekos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Rhode Island College in 1998. His designs can be seen worldwide, and he’s the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Rhode Island College Alumni Honor Roll Award for Success in the Field of Design. He is fortunate enough to work with his childhood heroes, his esteemed contemporaries, and the inspiring up-and-coming talent in the comics industry and beyond.

 

About Dark Horse

For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Stranger Things, Aliens, The Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Minecraft, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.