Demons, ghosts, possessions, and a lady in white. It sounds a little silly to me, but it seems be the premise of “Ghost” #1, the latest revival from Dark Horse Comics. Judging by the pedigree of creators on this book, this character must have been quite impressive back in the day. Will this revived title make it worthwhile? Read on and find out, true believers. READ MORE
In a really big move, “The Strain: The Fall” #6 finally lets the subplots converge and the ensemble cast of characters meet. What could be more frightening than a bloodsucker? Things are about to get a bit twisted as a group of criminals, hardcore street thugs, join in the fight. While anxiously waiting for the TV series to surface, fans have this terrific adaptation of the best-selling trilogy of novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan to take advantage of. READ MORE
“Buzzkill” concludes this month in a rousing story that is steeped in the past, and holds hope for the future. Donny Cates and Mark Reznicek knock it out of the park with a heartfelt finale that bursts with action. They even get a little meta in final pages that sees one of the best mini series of the year come to an end. Plus, the entire thing is brought to life by hard-hitting art from Geoff Shaw. Please don’t let this be the end; I can’t bare it, just one more drink… READ MORE
As announced with our exclusive interview with Scott Allie, Editor-in-Chief at Dark Horse, the publisher will be releasing an all new limited series that unites Prometheus with the Aliens and Predator universes. In anticipation of the series that will lead up to the film sequel, we just received another teaser image that you can check below. READ MORE
Dark Horse has officially declared March 22nd, 2014 to be Hellboy Day! The day marks the 20th anniversary of Mike Mignola’s creation and the release of “Hellboy: Seed of Destruction” #1. I can hardly believe it’s already been 20 years.
Hellboy Day will be celebrated by comic shops across America who will be offering some sweet promotional swag and offering sales on Hellboy and BPRD books. If that wasn’t enough, Dark Horse is also releasing look the “20 Years of Hellboy” hardcover collection, on 19th. READ MORE
Dark Horse Comics had a banner year in 2013, affirming their position as one of the most diverse publisher in the comic book industry. The company’s line of horror titles consistently find their way to the top of Bloody-Disgusting’s pull list, with a strong focus on character driven stories with compelling artwork. The company also produces licensed titles, expanding over the past year to include new properties like “Halo”, “Zelda”, and “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.
Bloody-Disgusting sat down Scott Allie, Editor-In-Chief at Dark Horse Comics, to look back at past year and talk about the company’s success. Allie also gives the Bloody-Disgusting the inside scoop on the ambitious plans Dark Horse Comics has for 2014 and what fans can expect from some of the company’s biggest titles including “Hellboy”, “Star Wars”, “Buffy”, “Conan”, “Serenity”, their superhero line, and the company’s adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire trilogy “The Strain”. Allie also revealed details about new projects like Greg Rucka’s “Veil”, a new series from writer/artist Tim Seeley “Sundowners”, and their highly anticipated “Prometheus” comic series.
There are also TONS of exclusive images below including cover art and interior artwork, so hit the jump for all of Dark Horse’s plans for the coming year. READ MORE
With the release of Alex De Campi’s “Grindhouse: Doors Open At Midnight” earlier this week, Bloody-Disgusting thought it time to revisit “Smoke/Ashes.”
The collection released by Dark Horse houses both of De Campi’s adventures steeped in political intrigue and governmental issues in a world gone to shit: “Smoke” and “Ashes.”
Both series follow Reporter Katie Shah and assassin Rupert Cain as they team together to combat intricate terrorist threats. The English ruling class has thrown society into shit, and Cain and Katie find themselves the targets of very powerful men.
This week well focus on “Smoke.” Which tells the story of how these two unlikely heroes first meet in the midst of a global fuel crisis that threatens to destroy Britain. Over the course of the story they expose political corruption and diffuse a situation steeped in Cain’s past. It’s an action packed mystery brimming with social commentary that shouldn’t be missed. READ MORE
An epic supernatural tale about past mistakes and redemption, “To Hell You Ride” HC is an ambitious masterpiece of dark imagery and nonlinear storytelling. Brilliantly put together, this is a clever hybrid of the horror and western genres. From the mind of iconic actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens), “To Hell You Ride” is an unforgettable read that will stay with you for a very long time. READ MORE
After a decent hiatus “Hellboy in Hell” is back with its fifth issue following the fallen hero on his journey through the bowels of his forsaken kingdom. It’s no surprise that Mignola has waited to release this issue. There has been a lot of action since the inception of this book and even more since its break with the two companion titles, “B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth” and “Abe Sapien”. As these other titles have come to a big events, the Hellboy story continues. READ MORE
An enjoyable sci-fi adventure, “Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle” #1 has a decent storyline that will keep readers engaged. This is a good effort to keep the “Terminator” franchise breathing. Though the comic has some good parts in it, “Terminator Salvation: Endgame” is focusing on the wrong things, just like the recent sequels. READ MORE
There’s liberation, there’s fighting, and there’s sacrifice. When one character does all that and more in one issue, you know you’re reading something memorable. With the “The Victories” #7 the series comes to a crescendo which will have a devastating effect for readers.
For the first time in over five years, David Lapham will be writing and drawing a new series, “Juice Squeezers”, which is set to kick off next month. The limited series screams 80s family adventure, telling the tale of a group of adolescents who ban together to protect Weeville against a swarm of giant insects.
You can read the first #0 issue for free from now until next week at the Dark Horse web store.
Dark Horse also announced that there will be a special issue of “Juice Squeezers” for Free Comic Book Day in May of 2014. READ MORE
To celebrate the release of Michael Avon Oeming’s “The Victories” #7 this week, we have a wicked contest running with our friends at Dark Horse Comics. They have three killer prize packs to give away, including signed copies of “The Victories” trade paperbacks as well as stunning original art from Michael Avon Oeming (see full details and images below).
TO ENTER: Head to Twitter, Tweet at @DarkHorseComics with the hashtag #TheVictories and let them know your reaction to the big shocker in issue #7, which hits shops this Wednesday, December 4th. If you aren’t on Twitter, feel free to use the comments section below. You will then need to send your FULL NAME and ADDRESS to me once winners are chosen. No PO Boxes. U.S. only. READ MORE
When it comes to comic book super teams, everyone has their favorite. The one that should be on everyone’s radar these days is Michael Avon Oeming’s “The Victories”. The prolific artist of “Powers” and “Abe Sapien” has revitalized the team dynamic in his creation of flawed, but utterly fascinating assembly of heroes, villains, shadowy councils and what motivates and shapes them all.
Oeming sat down with Bloody-Disgusting to chat about his series, where it all came from, and where it’s going. Also be sure to check out the insane contest we have going on right now with Dark Horse Comics in which you can win the first two trades of “The Victories” as well as original artwork. READ MORE
Since 1999, Eric Powell’s creation has done all sorts of monster smashing. Why not smash some south of the border in Spanish? “The Goon” #44 becomes El Bruto this month and takes on El Hombre Lagarto. Throw in random celebrities, roosters and goats as weapons for good measure. Even if your Spanish isn’t perfecto, this issue is all kinds of madcap and satirical fun. READ MORE
Brain Boy? What’s that? I had no idea and I’m glad I found out. The latest and greatest recreation from the creators of uber-entertaining stories like Incredible Hercules and dynamic artwork from Superboy bring us “Brain Boy” #3. What’s the world’s most powerful telepath to do? Let’s find out, shall we? READ MORE
“B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Lake of Fire” has had a major impact on the overall story line through the first 3 issues. Mignola and Arcudi continue to add different layers to the plot gearing up for the final issue. I’m very excited with the level of energy this series is producing right now, so much has been leading up to this point what with Abe, Liz and Zinco Corp. As the this arc comes to an end the course of the B.P.R.D. will be a little more clear as will the chosen paths of Fenix and Liz Sherman. READ MORE
As the book nears completion, Dark Horse’s “Kiss Me, Satan!” continues to power through its narrative of violence and death without mercy. With only two installments left in the miniseries, the third installment sees huge plot developments and unexpected twists that effectively showcase Victor Gischler and Juan Ferreyra best work in the KMS universe to date. READ MORE
Never slowing down, “The Strain: The Fall” #5 delivers a twisted roller-coaster ride at full speed. While anxiously awaiting for the TV series to surface on FX, fans will have to settle for this amazing adaptation of the best-selling trilogy of novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. READ MORE
“Buzzkill” goes through the motions this month as Ruben tries to clear his conscience of all those that he wronged. Along the way we’re introduced to complicated past relationships with a myriad of colorful heroes, love life complications, and a major challenge that could potentially destroy our hero. The comedic insight on addiction doesn’t stop this month, but the real star of the show is Ruben’s past. READ MORE
Badass Travis Clevenger is back doing what he does but this time he’s getting drafted. This super-human profiler starts hunting down a dangerous power broker in “Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine” #2. If you qualify for this antagonist’s offer, you too can be super powered! READ MORE
Are the good cops in the dark and corrupt city of Arcadia? Is everyone dirty or on the take? There’s a new officer in town that may be above the corruption which makes him a target for both sides of this turf war in “X” #7. Will he and his squad become allies or one more target for our anti-hero to cross off his list? Read on, true believers and find out. READ MORE
Abe Sapien has been on a journey of self-discovery for some time now, he’s fought in battle and ran from old friends but only now has he truly begun to see his path. This book is a visual masterpiece, Sebastián and Max Fiumara fill every panel with supreme quality that gives so much life to the story. Last month’s issue was slow and focused on plot development, this issue quickly picks up the intensity as, once again, Abe finds himself in trouble. READ MORE
A pulpy punch of crime and noir, “Clown Fatale” #1 bursts with raw energy that readers will definitely enjoy. Steeped in the noir genre, there is a dangerous assignment for our four protagonists with tons of excitement. Clowns and crime have a funny way of working together in this comic series. READ MORE