"A thrilling new dark fantasy tale from the minds of Rich Douek and Gavin Smith!" Following its individual comic book issue release, Heartpiercer will be collected in a trade paperback this December from Dark Horse Comics, but we have an exclusive 5-page preview you can read right now!

Heartpiercer is the story of a monster hunter sworn to protect the world, but she makes a terrible mistake that you'll learn about in the preview below. Described as an "epic tale and between the art, amazing main character and dark story," Heartpiercer seems like a great read for horror and fantasy fans.

Synopsis: "Atala thought she was saving the world—but hunting the great beasts wound up dooming it. Betrayed by her lord, and left for dead, she awakes in a dark world overrun by nightmares, with a single mission on her mind: revenge."

  • Writer: Rich Douek
  • Artist: Gavin Smith
  • Colorist: Nicholas Burgdorf
  • Letterer: Justin Birch
  • Cover Artist: Gavin Smith
  • Publication Date: December 17, 2024
  • Format: FC, 96 pages; paperback
  • Price: $19.99
  • ISBN: 9781506742786

For those interested in individual issue releases, Heartpiercer #1 will be available on May 15th, with subsequent issues available monthly. The Heartpiercer trade paperback will be available at your local bookstore and comic book shop on December 17th, but can be pre-ordered now at:

For more information on Dark Horse Comics titles, including Heartpiercer, visit: https://www.darkhorse.com/