Steve Niles does it again! In setting the tone, “Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem” #1 delivers an emotionally-gripping war story with a suspenseful vibe. Readers will be genuinely moved by the narrative and detailed artwork. An excellent start, this horror title pulls at the heart strings while bringing in the eeriness. READ MORE
Blood, guts, ultra-violence, corruption, and a red X. “X” #2 keeps the body count rising through his dirty city and the mystery behind his mask intact. Is that enough to keep readers intrigued? Is a truly nebulous anti-hero worth reading? So far, so good, “X”. READ MORE
Books like this don’t come around often. Fabulous art, amazing characters, an intriguing story, and an irresistible premise culminate into something immaculate in Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance) and Shaun Simon’s “The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys” #1.
Killjoys is a riveting debut issue that begs to be read more than once. So dense and packed with information; even blinking could cause you to miss a beat of the story. The blurb at the beginning tells us about The Killjoys, a beloved team of heroes who hung out with a little girl. However the Killjoys were killed. The girl lived. READ MORE
Spinning out of Dark Horse’s announcement for their horror line at C2E2, the company continues to reveal new titles with the upcoming “Baltimore: Infernal Train” mini-series. The series will of course be written by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola with art from Ben Stenbeck.
The series beings months after a devastating plague ends World War I, Europe is suddenly flooded with deadly vampires. Lord Henry Baltimore, a soldier determined to wipe out the monsters, is on the hunt for the creature responsible for this chaos and his own personal tragedy. What he uncovers is a terror as horrific and frightening as any he’s seen on the battlefield. Baltimore: Infernal Train finds our protagonist hiding out in Budapest awaiting the arrival of the sadistic Judge Duvic, when a strange woman shows up with a bizarre invention she promises will rid the world of vampire plague.
Christopher Golden checked in with Bloody-Disgusting to reveal details for the upcoming “Baltimore: Infernal Train”. Golden spoke candidly about the development of the series from a prose novel to comic book series, working with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, and the current state of the Baltimore movie with writer/director David S. Goyer (Man of Steel). READ MORE
To continue with our insane week of promoting Dark Horse adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s bloody vampire epic, we’ve got an exclusive preview of “The Strain: The Fall” #1. Earlier this week we gave away “The Strain” #1 for free, and we have an interview with series writer David Lapham. We’re big fans of the series and it’s worth your time. This is vampires done right.
“The Strain: The Fall” #1 hits comic shops and digital stores on July 17th, 2013. READ MORE
Dark Horse continue to dominate the world of horror comics with a series of mind-blowing announcements at C2E2 this year. Last year, Dark Horse released an 11-issue adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire trilogy “The Strain”, written by David Lapham with art by Mike Huddleston. Lapham and Huddleston stay true to the source material, while giving the series a very cinematic feel and a strong emphasis on character building. Together, they made “The Strain” one of the most intense horror books of the year that should be embraced by horror hounds everywhere. Dark Horse was kind enough to allow Bloody-Disgusting followers the chance to read “The Strain” #1 for free and catch up on this phenomenally gruesome series. READ MORE
BPRD: Vampire explodes into action in this week’s issue as Agent Anders’ finds himself in the presence of an ancient undead evil. The previous two issues of this story arc have been lacking the luster that Mike Mignola has built his universe upon. This third issue really makes up for lost time in that sense. The most disturbing thing about this issue is that there are two issues to follow it and with all the plot advancement and action that takes place, I’m truly at a loss as to which direction the story will go. READ MORE
Following a successful first installment, Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas turn in another gem for Dark Horse Comics, with Amala’s Blade #2. Focusing on the remarkable world-building of Naamaron in both script and art, this issue shows Amala’s supremacy as a master assassin. Through a gripping depiction of fantastically illustrated violence, the second installment surpasses the level of quality produced in issue #1, and promises more greatness in the issues to follow. READ MORE
Neil Druckmann & Faith Erin Hicks’ “The Last of Us: American Dreams” serves as the prequel to one of the most anticipated video games of 2013. While the comic doesn’t hold the same weight as the source material it’s based on, it serves as an okay introduction into the world. This prequel is enticing in places which is enough to warrant its existence. READ MORE
With its premise already established, House Of Gold & Bones #2 pushes the narrative forward and focuses on its central protagonist. In his musical crossover to comics, Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor offers readers an nightmarish underbelly, which is quite appealing in the artwork. This is a thrilling read about the gripping fear of the unknown. READ MORE
Coming from your gaming consol right into your hands is the video game adaptation of Akaniero, an awesome Japanese twist on “Little Red Riding Hood”. “Akaniero” drives the mythology of the story up a couple notches as we delve into Japanese folklore. This issue really gives a taste for the difference between North American and Japanese folk tales. Both Justin Aclin and Vasilis Lolos do a spectacular job bringing this story to life in their debut issue. READ MORE
Many of you were saddened by the news that My Chemical Romance decided to call the quits this March. Though I listen to My Chemical Romance from time to time, I am quite stoked about the break up because it means Gerard Way will have more time to write comics. Back in 2008, Way penned “Umbrella Academy”, which received praise across the board. Now, Way is back at Dark Horse with Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan for “The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys”.
The first issue hits on June 6th, 2013. READ MORE
With events in Russia being relatively wrapped up for the Bureau and their Russian counter parts, the story moves back to North America with its newest arc B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Wasteland, where the always lovable Johann takes center stage. The role of Laurence Campbell as illustrator for this book gives it a very different look and feel to it than most B.P.R.D. issues. The story line for “Hell on Earth” is really heating up and this arc looks to be one of the best of the bunch. READ MORE
Ever wake up in a strange place? Your memories of the night before…a little hazy? How about waking up with a stolen mask on and some dead bodies? Don’t answer that last one. Instead, you should just read Dream Thief #1 and see what craziness a mask can bring into a person’s life. READ MORE
With such unforgettable imagery and expressive prose, To Hell You Ride #4 delivers another knockout installment. Since the first issue, I have truly enjoyed the “To Hell You Ride” series because of its epic storytelling and vibrant artwork. I can’t recommend this book enough. READ MORE
Richard Corben manages to draw out an eerie mood and spine-chilling atmosphere in his adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher. With Corben’s surrealistic artwork and storytelling, this adaptation brings about the foreboding element of Gothic horror. Literary enthusiasts should not be afraid to pick this up because Poe’s eloquent prose translates very well into the comic book medium. READ MORE
Adding to Dark Horse’s horror lineup this summer is Steve Niles’ new book, Breath of Bones. Niles teams up with Matt Santoro and Dave Watcher for a new take on the classic Jewish legend of the golem. The book is set in WWII and this twisted version of the clay monster goes on a Nazi killing spree in order to protect a small Jewish village. Check out the preview below. READ MORE
No tricks, gimmicks, or skill necessary for this contest, folks. Dark Horse was kind enough to give us 20 codes that will get you a free digital copy of “X” #1. “X” is a new ultra-violent series from the minds of Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen that follows the brutal exploits of the titular vigilante hero (review here).
All you have to do is head to the comments section and write “X”. The first twenty people to do so will be rewarded with a free copy. READ MORE
As each story gets better and better, readers will simply enjoy Creepy #12 and its collection of short horror tales. You will definitely get your dose of the macabre from the ghoulish host, Uncle Creepy. With a bit of scares, comedy, and gore added in each morality tale, there is definitely something here for everyone. READ MORE
This is a character that screams tough and psychotic. This violent vigilante looks like a crazy SWAT team officer who wears a padlock around his neck. Actually, he could be a wrestler if killing scum bags proves too daunting a task. Who would win in this no-holds-barred match: Punisher vs. X? Here is your chance to see what our anti-hero is capable of in Dark Horse’s X #1. READ MORE
It’s the beginning of the end with the release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #21, as Andrew Chambliss kicks off a brand new story arc that sets the stage for the season’s looming finale. With only 4 more issues left, ‘The Core, Part One’ significantly pushes the narrative forward with a new mission, and wastes no time delivering exciting (though slightly ambiguous) plot twists that will leave readers dazed, but not surprised. READ MORE
With the re-launch of the Dark Horse superhero universe in full swing, has now reactivated their classic masked vigilante known simply as X. The character is reborn in a brand new four-issue miniseries written by Duane Swierczynski (“Bloodshot”, “Judge Dredd”) and featuring art by Eric Nguyen (“Batman: Arkham Unhinged”, “Strange Girl”) that begins May 8th.
“X” is a shockingly violent take on the classic comic book vigilante, as a masked anti-hero attempts to clean up the greed and corruption in the streets of Arcadia. X is a one man judge, jury and executioner who warns those that dare cross the line, with a deadly mark. Cross the line again and X will mark the spot where they can find the body. X takes the brains of Batman and combines it with the Punisher’s violent desire to eliminate anything that stands in his way.
Swierczynski was kind enough to check in with Bloody-Disgusting to reveal what he has in store for Dark Horse’s most infamous one-eyed vigilante. Swierczynski talked candidly about his vision for the character, how he plans on modernizing the series, and how to guide a man with a broken moral compass. READ MORE
Dean Motter’s Mister X returns this month with an ongoing tale and a stand alone story. Both stories manage to engage in a way only Motter can and I’m happy to say futuristic neo-noir is still an overwhelmingly good read. “Mister X Eviction” returns us to a different Radiant City than we’re used to. The government’s been overtaken by a coup, and it’s up to Mister X to put together just how this went down. READ MORE
With a world gone dark, would you keep doing the same thing? Would heroes keep defending the helpless? Would villains continue robbing banks when water and food are more valuable? Life on Earth is redefined for everyone in this HBO-esque superhero series The Victories #1. READ MORE