Today Dark Horse unrolled the content of their landmark 200th issue of Dark Horse Presents coming in February, and it's a massive 80 page tour-de-force of their most celebrated creators as well as adding the first US appearance of the series Masks by Gone Girl's Gillian Flynn and the legendary Dave Gibbons.
The 200th issue will also feature a Hellboy cover by Gabriel Ba, an Ape-X variant cover by Eric Powell of The Goon, stories by Mike Mignola, Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones, Alex de Campi, Matt Kindt and Jerry Ordway.
Dark Horse Presents was one of Dark Horse's founding publications, and Dark Horse's President and Publisher Mike Richardson says, regarding this landmark issue:
Dark Horse Presents # 1 was the very first comic book our company published back in 1986 and from day one that comic set the tone for our ambitious and diverse publishing philosophy. When we started making plans for the landmark 200th anniversary issue of Dark Horse Presents, it was imperative we pull out all the stops to celebrate the legacy of the preeminent contemporary comic book anthology title.
The contents of DHP #200 will include:
Mike Mignola and Gabriel Bá revisiting Hellboy's time in Mexico with a follow-up to their classic story The Coffin Man.
Fred Van Lente and Miguel Sepulveda delivering a Project Black Sky story about the telepathic cyborg gorilla Ape-X.
Brendan McCarthy's Dream Gang.
Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley's Sabertooth Swordsman.
The first chapter of a new Groo tale by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier.
A mermaid story by Gustavo Duarte (Monsters).
Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway's Semiautomagic.
Ed Brisson's Murder Book featuring art from Michael Walsh.
And here's the Eric Powell variant cover for DHP #200: