PREVIEW: Alena, the comic book movie you haven’t heard of

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Speaking of comic books and comic book movies, we’re guessing you haven’t heard about this one: Alena, a Swedish film about a high school girl who gets transferred to a new school and gets bullied. Payback and lacrosse ensue, with perhaps a bit f supernatural horror. The film originated as made-for-TV movie but has been expanded for international release, a well received US debut at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

Dark Horse announces sampler for Dark Horse Day on June 4

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The comic book holiday calendar is getting crowded, and here’s a new one: Dark Horse Day, which will be held on June 4th to mark the 30th anniversary of the publisher. Events will be held at comics shops around the country and a commemorative Dark Horse Day Sampler comic is but one of the promotional […]

ComicsPRO: Dark Horse announces Cullen the barbarian, new all-ages Gail Simone and Moebius Library Vol. 1

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Some Dark Horse news comics out of the ComicsPRO presentation: • Cullen Bunn and Sergio Dávila are taking over Conan with a new #1, Conan the Slayer, due in July. Lee Bermejo will provide covers, and MArk Schultz does the variant for issue #1. Conan the Slayer #1
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover: Lee Bermejo
Variant: Mark […]

Comings and goings: Robertson, Atkins, Scott

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A number of comics coming and goings of late: § Dark Horse has promoted Sarah Robertson to director of sales. Robertson will be responsible for business development, overseeing the in-house sales team, managing distributor and retailer relationships, sales forecasting, increasing department performance, and other functions key to leading Dark Horse’s in-house sales division. “Sarah has […]

Hellboy in Hell is ending with issue #10

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In an interview with Vulture, Mike Mignola reveals that his much-lauded Hellboy in Hell series will end with issue #10 which comes out early next year. And while he’ll remain busy with overseeing BPRD and other Hellboy-verse projects—and his Frankenstein Underground gn with art by Ben Stenbeck and Dave Stewart just dropped, he has no […]

Webcomics Tuesday: Empowered by Adam Warren is being serialzed online FREE

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Empowered isn’t for everyone…but it is for a LOT of people. Adam Warren’s pastiche on manga is billed as a “sexy superhero comedy” and that it is, but it’s also a long running story with a lot of heart and characterization that propel it far beyond mere cheesecake comics. And with nine volumes (!) in […]

Dark Horse to publish Gaiman stories with Doran, Bá, and Moon

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Dark Horse is expanding its series of comics adaptations of short stories by Neil Gaiman with two new titles in 2016.
Gabriel Moon and Fabio Bá will adapt “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” and Colleen Doran does “Troll Bridge”. Dark Horse will also re-release Creatures of the Night and The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, which were previously adapted by Michael Zulli.

Margaret Atwood is writing a series of all-ages graphic novels for Dark Horse

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Canadian literary treasure Margaret Atwood has been toying with comics for a while, showing up at conventions and expressing her interest in the form. And now she’s taken the plunge! With a band new graphic novel, Angel Catbird, which will be illustrated bu Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered). The book is the first in a trio of all-ages (!) graphic novel that tell the story of “an unusual superhero. The first book comes out in fall of 2016, published in conjunction with Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives, a charity led by conservation group Nature Canada.