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Dark Horse announces middle-grade graphic novel 'Goblin'
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Dark Horse announces middle-grade graphic novel ‘Goblin’

New fantasy adventure ‘Goblin’ by Eric Grissom and Will Perkins embarks May 2021.

Dark Horse Comics has revealed a new headstrong goblin is coming in May 2021 from Eric Grissom and Will Perkins. You might know the creators from their previous work Gregory Suicide.

“Time and time again, from folklore to video games, goblins have been seen as an enemy to be overcome, a monster a “hero” must defeat,” Grissom said in a press release sent by Dark Horse. “With GOBLIN, I wanted to tell a story that flipped that idea. Not every monster is a villain and not every person that looks like a hero acts like one. We set out to make the world of GOBLIN a wonderful, mysterious place and I can’t wait for readers to get lost within it.”

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So what’s it about?

One fateful night a sinister warrior raids the home of the young goblin Rikt, leaving him orphaned. Angry and alone, Rikt vows to avenge the death of his parents and seeks a way to destroy the culprit. As he finds aid from unlikely allies throughout his journey, Rikt discovers the secret power hidden in the heart of the First Tree. Will Rikt survive the trials that await him on his perilous journey to the First Tree? And is Rikt prepared for the awakening he may find there?

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Dark Horse announces middle-grade graphic novel 'Goblin'

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For more on the project read the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (October 20, 2020)—A young, headstrong goblin embarks on a wild journey of loss, self-discovery, and sacrifice in Goblin, a new middle-grade graphic novel adventure by Eric Grissom and Will Perkins, the creative minds behind Gregory Suicide.

One fateful night a sinister warrior raids the home of the young goblin Rikt, leaving him orphaned. Angry and alone, Rikt vows to avenge the death of his parents and seeks a way to destroy the culprit. As he finds aid from unlikely allies throughout his journey, Rikt discovers the secret power hidden in the heart of the First Tree. Will Rikt survive the trials that await him on his perilous journey to the First Tree? And is Rikt prepared for the awakening he may find there?

“Time and time again, from folklore to video games, goblins have been seen as an enemy to be overcome, a monster a “hero” must defeat. With GOBLIN, I wanted to tell a story that flipped that idea. Not every monster is a villain and not every person that looks like a hero acts like one. We set out to make the world of GOBLIN a wonderful, mysterious place and I can’t wait for readers to get lost within it.”—Eric Grissom

“Drawing the world of Eric’s story was a genuine blast and I was really inspired by my love of video games. I had so much fun filling in the nooks and crannies and trying to help create a world where adventure is everywhere. Inviting the reader to wonder what lay behind that ridge of mountains or beyond the next tree line.”—Will Perkins

Goblin is a fantasy story like no other about overcoming great odds and finding light in even the darkest places. Goblin arrives in your local comic shop May 26, 2021 and bookstores June 8, 2021 for $14.99. Pre-order today from Amazon, and your local comic shop.

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