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Dark Horse has provided Robot 6 with a first look at the cover for its upcoming hardcover collection of Sacrifice by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, announced this afternoon at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.
Debuting in December 2011, the self-published fantasy/adventure centers on a troubled Joy Division fan named Hector who’s plucked from the 21st century and thrown into the middle of an Aztec civil war. After a nearly year-long delay, the series returned in January with Issue 4; the final issue arrives March 20.
Humphries, who has gone on to write Marvel’s Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates and Uncanny X-Force, told Robot 6 in September that self-published projects like Sacrifice and Our Love Is Real “always on the table for me, when the time is right.”
“This marketplace can be very unforgiving. It requires a hacker’s mentality to figure out ways to route around the damage and bend the system to your will,” he said. “I’m open to any and all tools that might help me achieve that. So I’m interested in self-publishing as a tool. But I’m not very interested self-publishing as an identity or as ideology.”
Dark Horse’s Sacrifice hardcover is scheduled for release in the fall. Check back with Comic Book Resources throughout the weekend from Emerald City Comicon.