“Veil” is a beautiful book soaked in mystery and subdued neon. The characters are bold with poetic and haunting dialogue it’s the type of book that pulls you into the abyss of human behavior. Centered on a enigmatic girl who wakes up in the subway with ridiculous strength and a constant rhyming ramble. Its goading is irresistible. READ MORE
An exciting sci-fi thriller, “Lazarus” #6 takes readers on a futuristic adventure into an unmarked frontier. Forever Carlyle sinks deeper into the wastelands, where the truth about her past lies buried. The “Lazarus” series takes an interesting look at the western genre and creatively spins it around. 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
So much news coming from the Dark Horse horror panel at NYCC, and it’s blowing my mind. I’ve been waiting for a Greg Rucka horror series since his run on “Batwoman”, and the wait is finally over. Rucka’s new series, “Veil”, follows the story of a young woman who wakes up in an abandoned subway station, suffering from short-term memory loss. When any men try to hurt her, they die.
The series kicks off on March 5th, 2014. READ MORE
After all the major players have set up the pieces, “Lazarus” #4 lets loose on the action and holds no prisoners. The bad guys are about to learn what happens when they cross with Forever Carlyle. Readers have a plenty to enjoy with the “Lazarus” series as the pages become littered with guns, bullets, and dead bodies. READ MORE
As a major turning point happens in this installment, “Lazarus” #3 takes this action-packed sci-fi thriller to surprising new heights. Loyalties are tested and some characters might not even return in the following issue. The “Lazarus” series takes readers to a bleak future where money and guns rule with an iron fist. READ MORE
Highly recommended to horror fans, “American Vampire Anthology” #1 is a fantastic collection of eight well-crafted stories from some of the best creators in comics today. Each short story is a perfect sample of top-notch storytelling and awe-inspiring artwork. Each tales draws the reader into the dark and violent mythology of the “American Vampire” series. READ MORE
After an impressive first issue, “Lazarus” #2 continues to be an exciting and action-packed sci-fi thriller. Characters are deceptively playing their own mind games and even their dialogue has double meaning. The “Lazarus” series keeps running at full speed, and doesn’t even try hitting the brakes. READ MORE
After a spectacular opening, “Lazarus” #1 becomes a smart and action-packed sci-fi adventure. Within the first few pages, Ruck pulls you into his dystopic world. “Lazarus” has something to say as readers are given a chilling glimpse into the future. READ MORE
Scott Snyder’s “American Vampire” has been on hiatus for the past couple of months, but Vertigo has some special plans for the book this summer. HeroComplex reports that Vertigo is planning to release “American Vampire Anthology” this August. The 80-page comic will feature eigth stories from DC all stars, including Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Francesco Francavilla, Declan Shalvey, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon and more. The anthology follows up the release of the “American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell” one-shot issue from Snyder and Albuquerque in June. READ MORE
Greg Rucka and Michael Lark are teaming up for a new sci-fi dystopian series from Image called Lazarus. The title is set in a society where the wealthy control every aspect of the world, and the lower class are their laborers. The upper class also have what are being called “Lazarus,” lethal protectors of these families.
The world Rucka and Lark have created is nothing short of bizarre, but it’s evident from the preview that they’ve spent a countless amount of time world building. Check out the four-page prelude comic after the break. “Lazarus” #1 will be in stores on June 26th, 2013. READ MORE
Greg Rucka is partnering up once again with artist Michael Lark for a new dystopian style ongoing series titled, Lazarus, from Image Comics. The last time the team united, they won an Eisner Award for their work on “Gotham Central”. “Lazarus” was announced a few months back at SDCC and it follows the exploits of the genetically modified Endeavor Carlyle as she attempts to survive in her odd sci-fi world. READ MORE
Rucka and Checchetto have seriously outdone themselves with their new Punisher series. The story is magnificently crafted, and Checchetto’s got the chops to compliment Rucka’s smooth writing style. From the onset, the creative team has set the tone wonderfully to offer a sense of who Frank Castle behind that sinister skull, all while making this accessible to new readers. Last issue the pieces finally started falling into place and some definitive plot threads came into focus. Everything about this book has been fantastic. Check the issue #5 preview after the break. Read on for the skinny…
Both Rucka and The Punisher are back and better than ever. This new Punisher series is dark, gritty, and showcases just how enigmatic Frank Castle can be. The last issue of Rucka’s new ‘The Punisher’ series ended in a place I don’t think anyone expected. The Vulture flew into the last few pages of the book, and no he’s not the same old green-tight wearing bozo he used to be. Rucka’s Vulture looks more like a hell-spawn than anything, and he’s about to get a big black Punisher boot in his ugly face. On another note, has anyone else noticed that the detectives in this are exactly the same as Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt inSe7en…Anyway, check this bloody preview of ‘The Punisher’ #3. Read on for the skinny…
The Punisher has gone through far too many changes over the past few years (including films), with few writers remembering that Frank Castle is a simple enough man. Luckily for us, Greg Rucka has returned to the Marvel mainstream to deliver a scary, dark, and killer new Punisher series that will absolutely kick your face in. The first issue set up this mysterious new Punisher as a quiet man, a ruthless man, a man with nothing left to lose. Rucka has stated that, at least for the first few issues, he doesn’t want any big arcs to start, but rather he will focus on the character of Frank Castle and give new readers a chance to jump in every issue. Rucka is one of the best in the crime comic business and this is the perfect place for new readers to find out what Frank Castle is all about. Read on for the skinny…
I could have picked about five books being released on August 3rd as my staff pick this week, but lucky for you I was finally able to narrow it down to Greg Rucka’s new Punisher ongoing series. The Punisher has had his fair share of ups and downs over the years, often being treated as a character whose only purpose is to slaughter mobsters, ignoring the fact that he’s simply a man who lost everything he ever loved. Finally, Frank Castle is being placed in the right hands. Rucka has been out of the mainstream comic industry for about a year, and it’s been even longer since he’s dipped his pen in some Marvel ink. When it comes to crime comics that offer an in depth character analysis and a realistic approach to superheroes, Greg Rucka’s talent that is second to none. Expect some dark, gritty and grimy street level drama mixed in with flashes of ultraviolence. After all, somebody’s gotta take care of the thugs while the rest of the heroes are off fighting Fear Itself. Read on for the skinny…