“Librarians tend to know very little about comics, or they know more than I do! It’s great because a lot of librarians seem to be banging the drum about graphic novels and comics, and of course that’s appreciated.”

—Mark Bernardi, Dark Horse Comics

Founded in 1986 by by Mike Richardson as an offshoot of his Oregon comic-book retail chain, Things From Another World, Dark Horse has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States. Some of their best known titles include Avatar: The Last Airbender, Frank Miller’s Sin City, Hellboy, and The Umbrella Academy, as well as art books related to popular video games like The Legend of Zelda and Cyberpunk 2077.

LibraryPass’ John Shableski sat down [remotely] with Dark Horse’s Mark Bernardi to discuss their history with comics, libraries, and schools; the power of backlist; and insights on some of their key titles.

We’re honored to be able to offer a broad selection of Dark Horse’s titles in Comics Plus that will give readers of every age a wonderful entry point into the diverse world of comics, graphic novels, and manga!

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