Unless you were on a particularly good vacation, you probably heard the news a few weeks back that Vertigo editors were in high demand. Karen Berger, who founded and ran the Vertigo imprint, was hired by Dark Horse and will be having her own imprint. Then Shelly Bond, who took over after Berger’s departure, was […]
Periodically (pun intended), it’s useful to take a look at where the sales of a publisher’s titles are clustered. It helps widen the picture of how things are going. Things get a little different when you get into the independent comics world. The sales tend to be clustered in a subset of shops, with high […]
Back in 2001, Neil Gaiman wrote a book called American Gods. It won some awards, inspired a sequel called Anansi Boys, a TV adaption will be coming out soon… oh, yes. They’re also doing a comic book adaption. You’d have thought as big as that novel was, there’d already be a comics adaption of it, but Dark […]
2017 will bring us yet another new year of comic conventions. When one thinks of San Diego and comics, it’s not difficult to summon images of San Diego Comic-Con, one of the largest celebrations of comics and popular media in the entire world. But there’s more to San Diego than just Comic-Con. This year signifies […]
Earlier today it was announced that Dark Horse is bringing back Geoff Darrow’s Shaolin Cowboy in a four issue mini series, The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? continues the epic saga of one man’s onslaught. Darrow will write and draw as usual and Dave Stewart will provide colors.
Featuring Beat staff members and special contributions from some of the best cartoonists of the year. It was a wild year but there were some good comics to keep us entertained and thinking.
After the success of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and 2016’s The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening art books, Dark Horse will expand their publishing partnership with Nintendo to include an English-language edition of The Art of Splatoon. For those who have never played it, Splatoon is Nintendo’s 2015 award-winning game for the Wii U console […]
Funcom, the developer behind games such as Anarchy Online and Age of Conan are working on another open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian. The new Conan Exiles video game will see Dark Horse partner with Funcom to publish a digital comics series based in the narrative of the game. Funcom and Dark […]
Black Friday is here (with Small business Saturday and Cyber Monday to follow) and a lot of cybersales are running including quite a few at ComiXology which has discounts on Secret Wars, Marvel trades, a Buy One, Get One Free sale on DC and Vertigo, and huge Image sales and MORE. Most sales run until Cyber […]
Before Abbey Road, before Ed Sullivan, before countless records sold and souls touched, before they even were the Fab Four, the Beatles were an obscure band from an obscure, culturally irrelevant port town. No one believed they would amount to anything. Pop music and pop musicians were ephemeral, their identities and talent only as good for their […]