The incredibly influential fantasy novel comes to comics...


Witness the story of ‘Assassin’s Apprentice’ told like never before!

The Assassin is back in this new adaptation of the first installment of the bestselling Farseer Trilogy. Dark Horse Comics is teaming up with Assassin’s Apprentice creator Robin Hobb, co-writer Jody Houser, artist Ryan Kelly, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou to present Assassin’s Apprentice like never before. Assassin’s Apprentice #1 also features cover art by Anna Steinbauer.

Until recently, Fitz was only known as “boy.” The illegitimate son of a powerful noble, Fitz is taken in by his uncle, Prince Verity, who prepares the boy for a journey to the capital to meet his royal grandfather. But Fitz is not a normal child. An ancient power stirs inside him, something that will change the destiny of the Six Duchies forever!

The incredibly influential fantasy novel comes to comics in this first installment of best-selling author Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice!

Praise for Assassin’s Apprentice:

“Hobb is the author whose books Martin described as ‘like diamonds in a sea of zircons,’ the writer to press on those who turn up their noses at fantasy. Her writing is superb, her world-building irresistible, her storylines both hell-for-leather exciting and deeply introspective.”
The Guardian

“I would highly recommend Assassin’s Apprentice and the Farseer Trilogy.
As you read you become ever more immersed in the story
and it just seems to get better and better.”
Fantasy Book Review

“An intriguing, controlled, and remarkably assured debut, at once satisfyingly
self-contained yet leaving plenty of scope for future extensions
and embellishments.”


Assassin’s Apprentice #1 (of 6) will be in comic book stores December 14, 2022
and is available for pre-order now at your local comic shop for $3.99. 

About Dark Horse:


Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Over the years, Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Kentaro Miura, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, James Cameron’s Avatar, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft, The Witcher, and Halo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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