Dark Horse wants to get everyone geared up for the new series, The Strain, coming to FX this summer. Come June you can pick up the first issue of the series in a $1 reprint edition. In July a hardcover edition of the complete first series will be released, as well as the trade edition of the final arc of the second series, The Fall . Then come August we get the third chapter in the series, The Night Eternal, publishing right after the FX series begins.
From the press release:
DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES
THE STRAIN: THE NIGHT ETERNAL
CONTINUING GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND CHUCK HOGAN’S ACCLAIMED VAMPIRE EPIC!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR —As the world gears up for the premiere of the new FX television program adapting the original novel trilogy The Strain, Dark Horse announces The Night Eternal, the third comics chapter of this ongoing vampire epic, adapted by David Lapham and Mike Huddleston.
Following the first two comics series, The Strain and the recently wrapped The Fall, The Night Eternal will begin on August 20, just after The Strain’s television debut on FX!
It’s been two years since the Master’s plan succeeded and a near apocalypse coated the world in darkness. Now able to roam freely, the Master’s legion of vampires rule the world—a horrifying police state where humans are harvested for blood. As humanity despairs, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and an unlikely team of heroes continue their fight against extinction, all the while hoping to unlock the secret to the Master’s demise. The final chapter in the Strain Trilogy, the series that put a terrifying twist on the vampire genre, begins here.
Dark Horse is giving readers a chance to catch up on what they’ve been missing with a one-dollar reprint of the first issue of The Strain. This horrifying first chapter of the original Strain saga takes readers back to the beginning of an outbreak of diabolical proportions. On shelves June 18.
It doesn’t stop there! July will see the reprint of the entire first series of The Strain in a deluxe hardcover. This all-new edition will collect the first eleven issues in 272 full-color pages for only $29.99! On sale July 9 in comic shops everywhere.
July will also see the release of The Strain Volume 4: The Fall, wrapping up the second series. This collection arrives at your local comic shop on July 2 for $19.99.
Here’s a teaser for the show: