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By the Horns Vol. 3: Dark Earth Part 2

Colorist Steve Canon / Edited by Nicole D'Andria / Illustrated by Jason Muhr
Published by Scout Comics
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

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 and Illustrated by Jason Muhr with colors by Steve Canon, published monthly by Scout Comics.

The quest to stop the blight on Solothus continues! Half a world away on the continent of Yalastra, Elodie, Sajen, Evelyn and Zoso search for the historian Norriva who may know the location of pure magic, a primordial power that can revitalize their home. But unbeknownst to Elodie and her friends, they are being pursued by Captain Shanora Zel, an Owlslin warrior they left for dead in the Snow Hills of Ataraxy. Hellbent on destroying all magic in the world ever since she survived a tragic event as a child, Shanora assembles a band of revenge-fueled marauders to help her accomplish her goal. Meanwhile in the Middle Fields, the possible resurrection of the Augernaut forces Haru to lead an assault on Yun Ma, the mysterious servant of the vanquished sorceress Feng Po. As tensions rise and consequences are revealed, the fate of Solothus hangs in the balance in this stirring, high-octane conclusion to the Dark Earth storyline.

BY THE HORNS Vol. 3: Dark Earth Part 2 collects By the Horns: Dark Earth #7-12 (Legacy #15-20).

About The Author

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.

About The Illustrator

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. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Scout Comics (November 5, 2024)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781639692163

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Raves and Reviews

“A romping adventure tale with a heart and a soul. I thoroughly loved it.”

– Vince B, 11 O’Clock Comics

"This fantasy world gets easier and easier to fall into and get lost. It’s a story that is going down as one of the best fantasy comics ever.”

– Jeremy Sparks, You Promised Me Comics

"[BY THE HORNS] was even better than everyone said it was and it’s earned some high praise. Top tier comic-booking. Makes me mad it’s so good. 10/10. No notes."

– Jimmy Gaspero, Comic Book Yeti

"One of the best comics on the rack right now. I just love this book."

– Keith Lehtinen, We Have Issues Podcast

"BY THE HORNS is amazing. Scout does some good books, but this is by far the best they've ever done."

– Robbie Billups, Pop Culture Philosophers

"Fresh, exciting, and head and shoulders above anything else on the racks right now. This comic is truly something special."

– Alex K Cossa, Graphic Policy

"Magical is the best attempt at summarizing BY THE HORNS I can come up with. It is, in every sense of the word, just that..."

– Blake Morgan, Blake's Buzz

"BY THE HORNS is a masterpiece. The comic vibrates with relatable themes, characters, and a visually dazzling world that feels tangible and concrete."

– Katie Liggera, Cultured Vultures

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