A Fantasy Adventure Of Loss, Self-Discovery, And Sacrifice Awaits In ‘Goblin’

by James Ferguson

Dark Horse Comics has announced Goblin, a new middle-grade graphic novel from Eric Grissom and Will Perkins. Set for release in May 2021, the book follows a young, headstrong goblin on a wild journey of loss, self-discovery, and sacrifice.

One fateful night a sinister warrior raids the home of the young goblin Rikt, leaving him orphaned. Angry and alone, Rikt vows to avenge the death of his parents and seeks a way to destroy the culprit. As he finds aid from unlikely allies throughout his journey, Rikt discovers the secret power hidden in the heart of the First Tree. Will Rikt survive the trials that await him on his perilous journey to the First Tree? And is Rikt prepared for the awakening he may find there?

“Time and time again, from folklore to video games, goblins have been seen as an enemy to be overcome, a monster a “hero” must defeat.” says Eric Grissom. “With Goblin, I wanted to tell a story that flipped that idea. Not every monster is a villain and not every person that looks like a hero acts like one. We set out to make the world of Goblin a wonderful, mysterious place and I can’t wait for readers to get lost within it.”

“Drawing the world of Eric’s story was a genuine blast and I was really inspired by my love of video games.” added Will Perkins. “I had so much fun filling in the nooks and crannies and trying to help create a world where adventure is everywhere. Inviting the reader to wonder what lay behind that ridge of mountains or beyond the next tree line.”

Goblin will retail for $14.99. It’s set for release on May 26th, 2021 at your local comic shop and on June 8th, 2021 at bookstores and Amazon. It is currently available for pre-order.

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