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Dark Horse Announces Afterlift Chip Zdarsky/Jeff Lemire Bookplates

Dark Horse Announces Afterlift Chip Zdarsky/Jeff Lemire Bookplates

Afterlift time! A few weeks ago, ComiXology and Dark Horse Comics announced they'd be bringing select ComiXology Originals titles to print beginning in 2021. The first up is Afterlift, by Chip Zdarsky and Jason Loo, arriving in February. They are also offering a retailer incentive – comic shops that ofter five copies or more of […]

Dark Horse Comics Full January 2021 Solicits &#8211 A Flowering Of Crimson

Dark Horse Comics Full January 2021 Solicits – A Flowering Of Crimson

Dark Horse Comics' January 2021 releases include the launch of Crimson Flower #1 from Matt Kindt and Matt Lesniewski, a brand-new, mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales. Avatar: The Next Shadow #1 an untold story set immediately after the events of the first Avatar movie. And Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook HC, a collection of Mike […]

Matt Kindt and Matt Lesniewski Launch Crimson Flower From Dark Horse

Matt Kindt and Matt Lesniewski Launch Crimson Flower From Dark Horse

Mind MGMT, BANG!, BRZRKR and Hero Trade co-creator Matt Kindt has created a new comic book series for Dark Horse Comics with The Freak and Static's Matt Lesniewski and colourist Bill Crabtree, Crimson Flower for "a brand-new, mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales, trained assassins, and government conspiracies." After losing her family in a violent […]

Two Number Twos: Cyberpunk 2077 And Vampire: The Masquerade

Two Number Twos: Cyberpunk 2077 And Vampire: The Masquerade

This week, it's two-issue number twos from my favorite tie-in comics, Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team and Vampire: The Masquerade: Winter's Teeth. Both are stronger than the sum of their parts, and while there's no Eisners in store for either of these comics, I'd like to sing their praises. Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #2 Cyberpunk 2077: […]

James Cameron to Inflict More Avatar Comics on Dark Horse Readers

James Cameron to Inflict More Avatar Comics on Dark Horse Readers

James Cameron's plan to inflict multiple sequels to the hit 2009 film Avatar on moviegoing audiences has been pushed back to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a tradeoff that most people can probably agree was worth it. However, Cameron has found a new way to punish humanity for delaying their fate of watching an […]

The Orville: Launch Day #2 Review: Fun Twists &#038 Turns

The Orville: Launch Day #2 Review: Fun Twists & Turns

With a comical slant and a hard science fiction edge, this fast-paced, The Orville: Launch Day #2 is an enjoyable issue that gives you many of the thrills of the TV show. The characters are true to themselves, many get a chance to shine, and the photorealistic artwork brings familiar and alien environments to life. […]

Spy Island #2 Review: Not Much Happening

Spy Island #2 Review: Not Much Happening

After the breathtaking debut issue, this installment of the new espionage send-up takes its foot off the accelerator and coasts, which is a troubling choice for a four-issue miniseries. There are still plenty of entertaining elements to work with here, but where the first issue astonished, this one merely suffices.   Nora Freud is a […]

You Look Like Death and Ghostwriter: Two Comics

You Look Like Death and Ghostwriter: Two Comics

Two comics this week. One of them, the first issue of a spinoff series, the other, a translation of an award-winning Spanish comic. You Look Like Death: Tales From The Umbrella Academy #1: First off, Chelsy Bloomfield took a closer look at this issue, which you can read right here. Gerard Way and Shaun Simon […]

Joe Glass Speaks on The Pride Coming to Dark Horse

Joe Glass Speaks on The Pride Coming to Dark Horse

Writer/creator Joe Glass, a former Bleeding Cool contributor, is bringing his long-running series The Pride to Dark Horse, where it will be re-released in a 456-page omnibus in June 2021. The series follows FabMan, who is on a mission to assemble an all LGBTQ+ team of superheroes called the Pride. This group forms to fight not […]

5 Thoughts About Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1

5 Thoughts About Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1

I read Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1 on a whim, and it hit me with a whammy. I'm skeptical of licensed work and tie ins because not every licensor is as easy to work with as Hasbro historically was with GI Joe. Regardless, Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1 earned my undivided attention. Here's why: If […]

Bill And Ted Are Doomed &#8211 But Are Better Than The Film

Bill And Ted Are Doomed – But Are Better Than The Film

A couple of weeks after the Bill And Ted Face The Music came out, Dark Horse Comics published Bill and Ted Are Doomed, a comic book with a creative dream team – co-creator of Bill and Ted and screenwriter Ed Solomon, the original writer/artist of the much-acclaimed Bill And Ted comic book from Marvel and […]

You Look Like Death: A Look Into Klaus and the Umbrella Academy

You Look Like Death: A Look Into Klaus and the Umbrella Academy

Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death #1 shows a hard look into Klaus' biggest binge on drugs and the urge to chase that high into the void. The long and complicated history between Hargreeve's fourth child is often alluded to but rarely shown in a cohesive story. Still, finally, the repercussions of […]

The Back Order List 9/2/2020: 2nd Prints Small Press &#038 Manga

The Back Order List 9/2/2020: 2nd Prints, Small Press, & Manga

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]

Critical Role Overwatch in Dark Horse Comics December 2020 Solicits

Critical Role, Overwatch in Dark Horse Comics December 2020 Solicits

Dark Horse Comics have their December 2020 solicitation ready to go. Including the return of Overwatch comic books with Overwatch: Tracer — London Calling #1 from Mariko Tamaki and Babs Tarr, and Matthew Mercer, Jody Houser and Olivia Samson have a third volume of Critical Role: Vox Populi. The Eisner-nominated one-shot Post York TP expands to […]

Ian Flynn Writes the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-Speed-Ia

Ian Flynn Writes the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-Speed-Ia

Starting with the Legend Of Zelda over-sized reference books, Dark Horse Comics has set up quite the cottage industry in high-end gaming bible for all manner of franchises and format. And for 2021, for Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary, he will be the latest gaming figure to feature,  a new full-colour hardcover historical retrospective that […]

Legend of Korra: Turf War Continues the Avatars LGBTQ+ Representation

Legend of Korra: Turf War Continues the Avatar's LGBTQ+ Representation

When The Legend of Korra ended in 2014, fans watched as the two protagonists walked hand in hand into the spirit portal. Although there was a certain level of ambiguity in their relationship, show creators confirmed once the series concluded that Korra and Asami were absolutely a couple, in a move that gave LGBTQ+ fans […]

Spy Island #1 Review: A Weird Stylish Genre Thriller

Spy Island #1 Review: A Weird, Stylish Genre Thriller

Spy Island reunites writer Chelsea Cain with two artists from her Image Comics series, Maneaters: Lia Miternique, who is credited as co-creator, cover artist, and artist for supplemental material, and Elise McCall, who handles the main art. Rachelle Rosenberg is on colors, Joe Caramagna does the lettering, and Stella Greenvoss handles more supplemental material for this Dark Horse debut. Cain is known for making […]

The Young Billy and Thea in Bill And Ted Are Doomed #1 Out Tomorrow

The Young Billy and Thea in Bill And Ted Are Doomed #1 Out Tomorrow

As Bill And Ted return with Face The Music – we are also seeing a comic book turn, a new Bill And Ted series written by Evan Dorkin, who created the Marvel series that was a real comic book highlight of the nineties, along with the movie co-creator snd writer Ed Solomon, and drawn by […]

Dark Horse Reschedules Gert and the Sacred Stones For March 2021

Dark Horse Reschedules Gert and the Sacred Stones For March 2021

Earlier this year, Dark Horse Comics announced the increasing of their international line of graphic novels including from Italian publisher Tunué, creators Marco Rocchi and Francesca Carità, and translator Jamie Richards, the middle-grade graphic novel Gert and the Sacred Stones, being made available in English for the first time. Publication was planned for August but, […]

Dark Horse Reschedules Joe Death And The Graven Image to May (Preview)

Dark Horse Reschedules Joe Death And The Graven Image to May (Preview)

Last year, Dark Horse Comics has announced a new original graphic novel by artist Benjamin Schipper, Joe Death And The Graven Image, to be published this month, described as a cross between Mike Mignola, A Fistful of Dollars, and Johnny Cash's Ghost Riders in the Sky.  It didn't happen, due to the usual. But it […]