Following a successful debut last December on Netflix, the Guillermo del Toro-created family-friendly animated series Trollhunters will make the jump to comics early next year, in the form of an original graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics. CBR has the first details.
Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind is scheduled for release in February, and will be co-written by Trollhunters executive producer (and Arrow co-showrunner and X-Men Gold writer) Marc Guggenheim and Richard Hamilton, co-author of Dark Horse’s How To Train Your Dragon graphic novel The Serpent’s Heir. Timothy Green II, a veteran of multiple Marvel and DC Comics series, illustrates the book alongside colorist Wes Dzioba. The cover is by comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz.
Here’s the official description from the publisher: “Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind explores Jim’s journey as the first human Trollhunter — defender of good trolls. The secrets of the great troll warriors of the past are crucial tools for the new Trollhunter, and the time has come for Jim to appreciate the battles of Kanjigar the Courageous, who through his own struggles, triumphs, and failures lead the trolls after the Battle of Killahead Bridge through unknown territory, across oceans and continents, and past fearsome foes! With his friends by his side, Jim continues the fight against the Gumm-Gumms and their allies!”
The first season of Trollhunters, produced by DreamWorks Animation Television, was headlined by a voice cast including late actor Anton Yelchin as main character Jim Lake Jr. It’s been renewed for a second season, which will debut later this year. The show won six Daytime Emmy Awards this year, including Marc Guggenheim receiving Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program.
Reports of a Trollhunters comic initially circulated in early March. This is the latest partnership between del Toro and Dark Horse, who have published multiple comic books based on The Strain.
Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind is scheduled for release on Feb. 14, 2018, and comes in at 72 pages with a cover price of $10.99.
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