If you’ve been following Billy The Kid’s Oldtime Oddities, by now you should know what to expect in issue #3. It’s a wacky adventure that lacks any gravity whatsoever, but has a unique and entertaining take on pop mythology and horror conventions. The art is solid, the story is fun, and that’s about it. What makes issue #3 unique is the presence of – or the attempt at – gravity and loss. Ultimately this attempt falls flat, and it highlights some of the weaknesses of the book. SPOILERS AHEAD. READ MORE
The latest issue of Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities finds the gang as the encounter an unexpected resident of Loch Ness – Dracula. Yes, that Dracula. In keeping with the series, the content here is decidedly ludicrous and the issue has a pretty quick pace. There’s no subtext or commentary to speak of, and none of the characters are terribly fleshed out, but that’s alright. This is “Billy The Kid”, people! You’re here for action and excitement. And you’ll get at least one of those in this issue. READ MORE
Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities continues with the first issue of “The Orm of Loch Ness”. It’s a new arc that sees Billy and company hot on the trail of their captured associate Callahan, who’s being taken to – you guessed it – Loch Ness. It’s a largely uneventful issue, but it manages to engage in some brief exposition, moves along at a brisk pace, and is enjoyable throughout. The end has a delightfully absurd twist that will ensure readers will be nothing if not curious to see where the story goes from here. READ MORE
We’ve got another exclusive batch of cover reveals and solicitations from Dark Horse Comics’ winter horror lineup. Dark Horse brings in the new year with a slew of creepy tales including B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #103: The Abyss of Time, B.P.R.D.: 1948, Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities, Colder, and plenty more. Check out the stellar cover art and issue solicitations after the jump. Make sure you stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow! READ MORE
Dark Horse finally revealed their December solicits today, with a big wave of horror books heading your way to kick off the winter. Lucky for you, we’ve got another big scoop with an advance preview of Eric Powell’s Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities And The Orm Of Loch Ness #3. The first issue doesn’t even hit until October, so this is an extra special treat!
Eisner Award winner Eric Powell teams up with Tracy Marsh and Kyle Hotz to bring you into the paranormal world of the gunslinging outlaw, Billy the Kid and his crew of freaks. The Kid is on a mission to rescue his lizzard-like friend from the grips of Count Dracula. Sounds like a pitch perfect read for All Hallows’ Eve. Check the 6-page preview after the break. READ MORE
Alright boils and ghouls, Bloody-disgusting has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics once again to deliver an insane load of exclusive covers for their December horror lineup. Back in June we did a roundtable interview with “Goon” scribe Eric Powell, and “B.P.R.D.” front-man, John Arcudi (Read it here). Powell spoke about the future of “The Goon” as an ongoing series, and Arcudi discussed his new miniseries “The Creep” which comes to an end this December with issue #4.
After the break, you can check out the awesome covers for “Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities And The Orm Of Loch Ness” #3 by Kyle Hotz, “The Goon” #45 by Eric Powell, and “The Creep” #4 by Jonathan Case. Stay tuned for an extra special treat tomorrow from Dark Horse! READ MORE