Published on January 14th, 2022 | by Andrew Bistak

BLACKSAD IS BACK IN ACTION! – The award-winning international noir bestseller returns this summer from Dark Horse Books

Acclaimed creators Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido present the long-awaited return of hardboiled feline P.I. John Blacksad in a brand-new, two-part storyline. Blacksad: They All Fall Down • Part One will be published in English by Dark Horse in July 2022, following its initial publication by Dargaud and Europe Comics in 2021—the French edition of which has been nominated for the Angoulême Grand Prix award. Translated by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander, and lettered by Tom Orzechowski and Lois Athena Buhalis, Dark Horse is proud to present this noir masterpiece to North American audiences—the first new Blacksad volume in seven years.

In Blacksad: They All Fall Down • Part One, Detective Blacksad deals with the mob, the unions, and mid-century “master builder” Lewis Solomon, who plans to pave over New York City’s green spaces, come hell or high water. While Blacksad must navigate from the lofty world of 1950s theater all the way to the city’s seedy depths, Solomon looms above it all in pursuit of his own dreams—but is the cost too high? Meanwhile, Weekly finds himself in the hot seat just as an old flame comes back to burn his pal Blacksad! 

Blacksad: They All Fall Down • Part One will be published in hardcover at a retail price of $19.99. The book arrives in comic shops on July 6, 2022, followed by bookstores on July 19, 2022. It is now available to pre-order through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local comic shop.

Blacksad: They All Fall Down • Part One joins the previously published volumes of the beloved Blacksad series, including Blacksad HC (collecting the first three albums, Somewhere Between the Shadows, Arctic Nation, and Red Soul), Blacksad: A Silent Hell HC, and Blacksad: Amarillo HC.

Praise and Awards for Blacksad 

  • Official Selection of the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2022
  • Eisner Award-winner: Best Painter, Juanjo Guarnido (2011, 2013); Best U.S. Edition of International Material (2013, 2015)
  • Angoulême Prize-winner: Prize for Artwork (2004); Prize for a Series (2006)
  • Worldwide bestseller, now translated for 39 different countries

“Grade A. Feels like the unearthed film-noir storyboards of a master.” –Entertainment Weekly 

“A tour de force! Don’t miss this!” –Neal Adams

“As good as it gets!” –Stan Lee

“Brilliant art and an unusual display of anthropomorphic realism.” –Will Eisner

“The art is lush and vibrant and loaded with details and specificity … Blacksad is a beautiful crime comic with an interesting take on the hard-boiled P.I. story … a nice addition to any crime reader’s shelf.” –Spinetingler Magazine

About the Author

When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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