Fans of How to Train Your Dragon franchise looking to return to the Isle of Berk are in for a treat!
Friday morning at New York Comic Con, DreamWorks Animation and Dark Horse Comics announced they will be releasing a comprehensive original graphic novel that will expand on the mythology of DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon franchise.
Titled How to Train Your Dragon: The Serpent’s Heir, the graphic novel will pick up mere hours after the end of How to Train Your Dragon 2 as Hiccup and Toothless are “thrust into their new roles of chief and alpha.” The Serpent’s Heir will be the first look at the life of the dragon riders after the events of the second film.
The series will be co-written by Dean Deblois, writer/director of the How to Train Your Dragon films, and Richard Hamilton, writer on Dragons: Race to the Edge.
“How to Train Your Dragon was an instant animation classic,” said Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson in a press release. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with Dean, Richard, and DreamWorks Animation to help continue the adventures of these great characters.”
“I am excited to be writing this next chapter in the How to Train Your Dragon universe,” said DeBlois. “Dark Horse is a perfect home for these new original stories and Richard and I are thrilled to know they will be in the hands of our incredible fans very soon.”
How to Train Your Dragon: The Serpent’s Heir will be available in 2016.