A news byte from C2E2: Dark Horse Presents, the long running anthology, will be back in a slimmer format but with some added content heft, including a new “Big Guy & Rusty” story by Frank Miller and Geof Darrow. Previous issues of the long running anthology had been 80 pages but a new 48 page format will be a bit easier to put out, said Dark Horse publisher MIke Richardson.
Rusty and the Big Guy is a comics series from 1995 about a young boy with a giant robot, that classic set up. It was turned into a Saturday morning cartoon for Fox, and ran for a whole season. That’s right, THERE WAS A FRANK MILLER SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON SHOW IN THE 90S. ANd yuo wonder why the 90s were the apogee of the Golden Age of human civilization.
The new story is just a “simple thing” Darrow told Comic Book Resources, which Miller is dialoging.
Other stories that will run in DHP according to CBR:
• David Mack’s “Kabuki”
• New “Resident Alien” stories by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse
• Brendan McCarthy’s “Dream Gang”
• Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn’s “Wrestling With Demons”
• More “Sabertooth Swordsman” by Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley
• Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey’s “Action Philosophers”
• Ricardo Delgado’s “Age of Reptiles”
• Horton and Dialynis’s “Amala’s Blade”
• Tyler Jenkins’ (Peter Panzerfaust) “The Chaining”
• Jerry Ordway and Alex DeCampi’s “Semiautomagic”
• Peter Tomasi and Keith Champagne’s “The Mighty” drawn by Leonard Kirk
• Ed Brisson’s “Murder Book” with Declan Shalvey, Michael Walsh, and more
• Shannon Wheeler’s “Too Much Coffee Man”
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.