Dark Horse has announced plans to publish Hans Vogel is Dead, the webcomic by cartoonist and painter Sierra Barnes, as a trilogy of graphic novels.
Described as “anti-fascist fairytale about a World War II fighter pilot navigating the afterlife,” Hans Vogel is Dead debuted on the web in 2015. Cast Iron Books funded a previously printing through Kickstarter and published the first volume in the UK. The first paperback volume from Dark Horse will feature new cover art as well as an expanded sketchbook section.
“Hans Vogel is a passion project that I’ve poured so much love, research, and work into over the last few years, and I can hardly believe how lucky I am to see this weird little webcomic get set loose on the world,” Barnes said. “I’m so thankful to everyone who read and supported Hans and Reineke in their journey over the years, and I hope you’re as excited as I am to see them continue to grow and their adventure keep going. Thank you, thank you all!”
Here’s the description from Dark Horse:
It’s the height of WWII, and the Nazi forces are driving through Europe. Decorated German fighter pilot Hans Vogel follows orders and doesn’t ask questions. It’s worked out well for him… so far. But when his plane is shot down in the middle of an air raid over London, he is dead before he hits the ground. And that’s only the beginning of his problems.
Look for it in stores on Dec. 20.