It’s great to see writer Alex De Campi back in comics. She’s a singular creator with a singular style. Grindhouse: Door Open at Midnight comes out from Dark Horse next month. It’s an anthology of twisted tales, with art by Simon Fraser, Gary Erksine, Frederica Manfredi, Francesco Francavilla, Dan Panosian, Chris Petersen and more.
Itty Bitty Hellboy sees the Aw Yeah Comics! team of Art Baltazar and Franco take on Mike Mignola’s red-skinned hero, for a miniseries starting in August. Originally due to be a three-issue series, fan demand has bumped the mini up to a bumper five-issue epic. And apropos of nothing, Dark Horse have sent a preview […]
by Bruce Lidl If nobody cares about DRM on digital comics, why does everybody keep bringing it up? San Diego 2013 was unquestionably a triumph for digital comics heavyweight comiXology, with a stream of announcements of new initiatives and new partnerships. Chip Mosher may have been one of the busiest men at the Con […]
By Bruce Lidl There’s lots of excitement for the Monkeybrain crew at Comic-Con, with a slew of new titles announced to celebrate the digital first company’s successful first year. But nothing would cap this amazing year like an Eisner Award, and Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin’s Bandette will be carrying the Monkeybrain banner high tonight, […]
Dark Horse have broken away from the rest of the pack! The announcement has come in that Francesco Francavilla will be following up his extremely successful Black Beetle miniseries with a second mini in October, called Necrologue. A five-issue series, Francavilla will once again handle both writing and art duties on the book.
[*spoilers throughout] I’ve been following Oni Press’s HELHEIM since it started and have been impressed with it all along, but some of the plot elements have finally started emerging that make it not only an interesting story, but a very promising one for a longer run. HELHEIM follows the life, death, and undead life of […]
The official trailer for upcoming movie R.I.P.D. hit the internet last week, and sparked a stampede of people rushing to label the supernatural buddy cop romp as stepping a little too neatly into the swanky shoes of the Men in Black. Some went so far as to write R.I.P.D. off as a poor MiB rip-off. Here’s […]
Looking for a strong comics heroine who wears a reasonable amount of clothes and has a lot of kick-ass adventures? Look no further than TREKKER, Ron Randall’s long running SF bounty hunter who debuted many moons ago in Dark Horse Presents. Mercy St. Clair has been back as both a webcomic and a new serial […]
Interviewing Matt Kindt at WonderCon brought with it some unusual circumstances. Just prior to speaking to Kindt, I had the opportunity to hear him talk about his career history in a mammoth 90 minute panel interview, which I later covered for The Beat. This posed a serious question: what could I possibly ask him about […]
In 2006, Zack Snyder’s 300 was a innovative blockbuster that gave America’s frustration over the war in Iraq an acceptable outlook, made Gerard Butler’s codpiece an enduring movie star, and put the Frank Miller/comic book/high contrast esthetic on everyone’s radar. Since then a sequel was considered problematic becuase—spoiler! —everyone died in the end, but even […]
I love strange publicity bits, and Jai Nitz has released something ace in advance of the publication of Dream Thief — his new Dark Horse series with Greg Smallwood. Paper dolls! Dolls what you can make! Dolls what you can dress up! Dolls what you can awkwardly pretend are dating your other dolls! Publicised as […]
As I suggested in my early con impressions, WonderCon had a reasonable amount of space and handled the numbers of attendees pretty well. It was no surprise that Saturday brought bigger numbers than Friday, and the crowding was more obvious, but still never reached that feeling of pushing and shoving that can easily erupt at […]
You’d be forgiven if you think of Matt Kindt as a breakaway success, since the “slow and steady” approach that’s defined his career so far looks like a sprint to the finish line with the explosive success of MIND MGMT from Dark Horse. Educator and author Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology) sat down with Kindt […]