Witness a battle for the ages in this graphic novel by Jake Smith and Hiram Corbett

Dark Horse Books is proud to present Blood Force Trauma. This action pack kickstarter series will be collected under one trade paperback graphic novel collection. It is co-written by Jake Smith (Into Radness) and Hiram Corbett, with Smith providing art and colors as well.


It’s America’s pastime of the future! Brutal hand-to-hand combat. Two fighters enter, one walks out. The other? Gets scraped off the arena floor! Full of laser skull guys, kung fu masters, and mutant shark dudes from another dimension! It’s somewhere a normal kid like Zap Daniels just doesn’t belong. Too bad he’s the new world champ!

The Blood Force Trauma trade paperback will be available in comic shops August 16, 2023 and bookstores August 29, 2023. It is available for pre-order now on AmazonBarnes & Noble and your local comic shop and will retail for $25.99.

Advanced Praise for Blood Force Trauma:

“If you like the name Blood Force Trauma, you are going to LOVE this comic! It’s laugh-out-loud funny and eyes-pop-out violent!” —Chris Burnham (Batman Inc., Nameless, Die!Die!Die!)

“It’s FUN. It’s BADASS. It’s friggin ‘NUTS. Give BLOOD FORCE TRAUMA your eyeballs right now.” —Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Faclon, Wonder Woman: Dead Earth)

Praise for Into Radness:

“There’s a lot to love about Into Radness. It’s a fun read from start to finish, and I get that part of the appeal is nostalgia: VHS tapes, battle vests, ’80s aesthetic, and a group of underdog kids just trying to Make It. But aside from that, it’s extremely well written and moves along at a swift pace. The dialogue feels natural, and I appreciate how the lettering establishes necessary context without burdening the overall narrative.” —Geek’dOut

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