BY THE HORNS is an epic, sci-fi fantasy comic book series set in a dangerous world of magic and technology written by Markisan Naso, illustrated by Jason Muhr and colored by Andrei Tabacaru, published monthly by Scout Comics.
Elodie hates unicorns. For nearly a year, she's dedicated her life to killing them all for trampling her husband. Exiled from her village home for selfishly neglecting her duties, Elodie and her companion, Sajen, search the continent of Solothus to exact bloody revenge. But to make unicorns extinct she’ll need to fake an alliance with Zoso and Rigby, two of the very beasts she hates most, and battle four wind sorcerers who are extracting magic from all the mystical creatures on the continent. With the ability to rip off the unicorn horns and combine them to form wizard-slaying weapons, Elodie has a fighting chance. But will she decide to use those gifts to save magic in the world? Or destroy all the unicorns left alive?
Markisan is an award-winning author, editor and podcaster based in Chicago. He’s the writer and co-creator of the comic book series, BY THE HORNS and VORACIOUS, and has written hundreds of features in print and on the web, covering subjects as diverse as EF5 tornadoes, death metal and Superman. Markisan has also edited dozens of books, including The Anatomy of Zur-en-Arrh: Understanding Grant Morrison’s Batman for the Sequart Organization, and revitalized national publications such as Knowledge Quest for the American Library Association. He loves spoiling his cat, Zoso, and talking heavy metal every month as a host on the METALHEADS Podcast.
Jason Muhr is the artist, co-creator, and letterer for the comic book series BY THE HORNS and VORACIOUS. He has also worked with Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Valiant Entertainment, and Zenescope Entertainment. Prior to breaking into comics, Jason was a product and packaging designer for a toy company, and also spent six years on the retail side of the industry as an assistant manager at the Graham Crackers Comics chain of Chicagoland comic shops.
"You’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re not reading By The Horns."
– Alex K Cossa, Graphic Policy
"...the series is one of the best things to come out this year."
– Christopher Rondeau, Major Spoilers
"BY THE HORNS is one of the best books on the shelves and it has consistently been that way for 4 issues. It has not let up. It has not slowed down the action. It has not slowed up the drama. It has not let me down."
– Rockin' Robbie Billups, Pop Culture Philosophers
"Quite possibly one of the most original books I’ve ever read. Another action packed, emotionally charged, and wild issue.”
– Angel Young, Wanding Nerd Girl
"This book is utterly brilliant with this magnificent writing, characterisation and mindbogglingly brilliant interior artwork."
– Steven Leitman, Reading with a Flight Ring
“Whether we're talking about the layered implications of backstory and trauma in Naso's script or the emotive ferocity of Muhr's art or the way both script and art manage to blend a surprising degree of humor in with the darkness, this is a book with a firm and immediate grasp of its heart, and that makes all the difference. What starts with a clever idea becomes a gripping debut."