Dark Horse will celebrate the 200th issue of Dark Horse Presents in February with an 80-page installment that includes the first U.S. publication of "Masks," a short story by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and veteran artist Dave Gibbons.
The story, about a mother turned masked vigilante, originally appeared in April as part of The Guardian's celebration of the opening of the “Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the U.K.” exhibition at the British Museum. "Masks" marks Flynn's comics debut.
Arriving Feb. 18, Dark Horse Presents #200 will also include: a follow-up to the Hellboy tale "The Coffin Man" by Mike Mignola and Gabriel Bá; Project Black Sky/Ape-X by Fred Van Lente and Miguel Sepulveda; "Dream Gang" by Brendan McCarthy; "Sabertooth Swordsman" by Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley; the first chapter of a new Groo tale by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier; Mind MGMT by Matt Kindt; a mermaid story by Gustavo Duarte; "Semiautomatic" by Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway; and Ed Brisson's "Murder Book," with art by Michael Walsh.
The issue will also feature a Hellboy cover by Bá and an Ape-X variant by Eric Powell.