[Preview] Dark Horse’s 2/19 Release: BANG! #1

BANG

On February 19, 2020, Dark Horse Comics will publish the debut issue of the all-new, highly anticipated series BANG! by writer Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), artist Wilfredo Torres (JUPITER’S CIRCLE), colorist Nayoung Kim and letterer Nate Piekos.

Here’s a look at the covers, storyline and preview pages for February 19th’s
new release from Dark Horse Comics on New Comic Book Day…

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BANG! #1 - Main Cover
BANG! #1 – Main Cover

BANG! #1

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Wilfredo Torres
Colorist: Nayoung Kim

Letterer: Nate Piekos

Main Cover Artist: Wilfredo Torres
Variant Cover Artist: Matt Kindt
Second Printing Cover Artist: Wilfredo Torres

Format: FC / 32 pages / Miniseries
SRP: $3.99

A best-of-the-best secret agent with memories he couldn’t possibly possess, a mystery writer in her 60s who spends her retirement solving crimes, a man of action with mysterious drugs that keep him ahead of a constant string of targeted disasters, a seemingly omnipotent terrorist organization that might be behind it all . . .

And they’re all connected to one man: a science-fiction author with more information than seems possible, whose books may hold the key to either saving reality or destroying it.

VARIANT COVERS

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Here’s what people are saying about BANG!:

“A great #$%^ed up blend of James Bond and Tintin.”—Keanu Reeves

“What Knives Out did for whodunits Bang! does for 007-style spy adventures by flipping sexist and culturally condescending tropes on their head.”—DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD

“A top secret agent, an elderly crime fiction writer who also solves crimes, members of a sprawling terrorist organization, and a drug-fueled action hero find themselves inexplicably linked to a sci-fi author whose novels could hold the key to saving all of reality…or destroying it.”—io9

“I will literally read anything by Matt Kindt or Wilfredo Torres. Put them
together and it’s magic. Skip dinner and buy this book”—Mark Millar

“I #$%^ing love this comic! it’s literally everything I want out of one of my favorite creators!! Congrats to the entire team. This is how you make comics!!”—Brian Michael Bendis

“BANG is a fun, twisty spy thriller with a great meta-twist.”—Jay Faerber

“I love Matt Kindt and I love Wilfredo Torres, so it’s no surprise that I loved BANG! It’s like the weirdo, mind-bending James Bond story I didn’t know I wanted.”—Jeff Lemire

“Thanks to Kindt and Torres we finally have our Idris Elba –
James Bond, and it’s exactly as cool as you imagined.”—Jeff Parker

“Imagine James Bond being abducted by David Lynch and forced into a maze that shifts with every step forward. The ground is unsteady. The walls of reality move. This is the world of Bang!, a spy thriller expertly conducted by Kindt and Torres, a mystery box that truly starts off with a… Well. You know.” —Van Jensen


Publisher – Dark Horse Comics

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 MaskGhostX, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon AgeBuffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanTomb RaiderThe Legend of ZeldaHaloThe WitcherGame 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.

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