Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has inked a licensing agreement with Dark Horse Comics for a series of graphic novels based on its original animated action show Mysticons.
The graphic novels are slated for release in late summer 2018. They will follow the epic tale of four unexpected heroes who transform into legendary warriors and embark on a mythic quest to save the world. Dark Horse’s Shantel LaRocque will serve as editor on the Mysticons graphic novel series. Mysticons is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in the U.S. this summer and on Corus’ TELETOON in Canada this fall.
Dark Horse’s LaRocque previously worked on titles such as Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Fight Club 2, Rexodus and David Mack’s Kabuki. The TV series is produced by Nelvana Limited, with Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright executive producing for The Topps Company and Scott Dyer and Irene Weibel executive producing for Nelvana. Sean Jara is the creator, writer and executive story editor for the series.
“We are incredibly excited to bring on Dark Horse as our graphic novel partner for Mysticons,” said Pam Westman, the head of Nelvana Enterprises. “Mysticons is a contemporary, genre-defining series that shows girls the strength, power and courage they already have from within. Comics and graphic novels have continually showcased dynamic and confident female characters, and we look forward to continuing the Mysticons’ adventures in this rich and powerful way of storytelling.”
“I am delighted to be working on the Mysticons project with Nelvana as they lead into this new genre,” said LaRoque, the associate editor at Dark Horse Comics. “We look forward to bringing these breakthrough characters to life with new stories for Mysticons fans.”