Category Archives: Comic Books

Legendary Comics Editor Karen Berger To Head Own Imprint at Dark Horse!

Karen Berger – founder and original editor of DC Comics’ influential Vertigo imprint – will  will acquire, edit, and oversee Berger Books, a new line of creator-owned comic books and graphic novels   to be published by Dark Horse Comics.

Berger – whose run at Vertigo found her overseeing such classic titles as Sandman, V for Vendetta, Preacher, Swamp Thing, Fables, Hellblazer, Y: The Last Man, and 100 Bullets – will work from her home on the East Coast.

Like all imprints under the Dark Horse banner, Berger books will be distributed by Penguin Random House.

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Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact – Dark Horse Releasing Unique Post-Alien Invasion OGN!

Cleo lives in a world where aliens have invaded – in fact, they killed her father.

How does someone fight back after that? By teaming up with a rebellious member of the shape-shifting species – who takes the form of her late father.

Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact is a new graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics. It will be in stores on September 6th. Pre-orders are now being taken on Amazon.

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Dark Horse Deluxe Expands The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Figure Collection at Toy Fair 2017!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt figures Geralt of Rivia, Dandelion, and Shani. Photo courtesy of Dark Horse

Dark Horse Deluxe will have three new figures from The Witcher on display at Toy Fair 2017: Geralt of Rivia, Dandelion, and Shani. All three figures are slated for release in September.

Toy Fair 2017 will be held from February 18th-21st at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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Horror Novelist Victor LaValle Takes on Frankenstein Mythos In Destroyer!

Illustration by Micaela Dawn. courtesy of BOOM! Studios

The last in the Frankenstein line, Dr. Jo Baker decides to use her family’s scientific heritage to resurrect her son, following his death during a tragic encounter with the police.

Then the original Creature shows up and the two have decisions to make.

Victor LaValle’s Destroyer is the first comic by the acclaimed author of The Ecstatic, The Devil in Silver, Big Machine. The first issue is scheduled for release in May.

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Papercutz To Release The Complete Harvey Award-Winning Graphic Novel Series High Moon!

Papercutz’ Super Genius Imprint will be publishing the complete classic horror/western graphic novel series High Moon – re-releasing the two volumes of the Harvey Award-winner for Best Online Series – previously available from DC’s Zuda Comics imprint – plus a new third volume that will bring the series to a satisfying conclusion.

High Moon follows a former Pinkerton agent/current bounty-hunter with a dark secret who finds something unexpected when he investigates strange occurrences in the small Texas town of Blest.

Super Genius will release Vol. 1, Bullet Holes and Bite Marks, on October 17th, with Volume 2 following in May of 2018. Read on for further details.
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Dark Horse To Collect Doc Unknown as Quality Hardcover!

Dark Horse Comics is collecting highly regarded indie comic Doc Unknown as a quality hardcover.

The series followed Warren Williams, a WWII fighter pilor who was shot down and taken in by the warrior monks of the secret temple of Min-Yao. After the war, he put his training to good use by protecting Gate City from menaces ranging from organized crime to the supernatural.

The pulp action series was created by writer Fabian Rangel Jr. and artist Ryan Cody.

The Complete Doc Unknown collects Doc Unknown Volumes 1–3, the Boss Snake one-shot, and pinups by Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, and more. It will be in stores on July 19, 2017.

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BOOM! Studios Sets Kids Dark Crystal Graphic Novel for Summer!

BOOM! Studios will be publishing Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales, a children’s book from its Arachaia imprint, this summer.

The graphic novel will delve deep into the Skeksis-ruled land of Thra in a beautiful look at some of Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s finest creations from writer/artist Cory Godbey.

“The themes woven within The Dark Crystal have never been more important for children or the parents of those children to hear,” said Godbey. “As the UrSkek tells Jen, ‘…we all are a part of each other.'”

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Dark Horse Comics Unleashes Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow!

Gef Darrow is the acclaimed artist of projects ranging from Big Guy and Rusty to Hard Boiled and The Shaolin Cowboy. He is an artist of whom other artists stand in awe.

Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman), for instance, says, ‘Geof Darrow is a master . . . His combination of technical ability and a genuinely individual voice is an inspiration for me and for generations of other artists across the world.’

Mike Mignola (Hellboy) adds, “To say that Geof Darrow is unique is a bit of an understatement. I think he’s just plain brilliant.”—Mike Mignola

Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow is an oversized, 128-page collection of Darrow’s pencil work – featuring cover art and never-before-seen work. It will be in stores in July, ahead of San Diego Comic-Con. Details follow – including release dates for The Shaolin Cowby: Who’ll Stop the Reign? and a new edition of Hard Boiled.

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Dark Horse Sets March for Super Sampler!

Dark Horse Comics has plan to help undecided readers figure out what they want to binge read next – Dark Horse Number Ones 2017.

Fox six bucks you get a full-color, 224-page anthology of number one issues from eight Dark Horse series from across a number of genres – science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, or action/adventure.

The titles include Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy #1, Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer #1, Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Harrow County #1 and five more.

Dark Horse Number Ones will be in stores on March 29th.

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Baltimore: The Red Kingdom – The End Is Near!

Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden have reunited to bring the tale of Lord Baltimore to its epic conclusion in the 5-part tale, Baltimore: The Red Kingdom.

In Baltimore: The Red Kingdom, Lord Baltimore is missing. The Red King—evil incarnate—is taking over the world.

One way or another, the end is near.

The first issue of Baltimore: The Red Kingdom will be in stores on February 1st. Preview pages follow.

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Margaret Atwood’s Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula Gets Valentine’s Release!

The second volume of Margaret Atwood’s Angel Catbird graphic novel trilogy, To Castle Catula, will be released on Valentine’s Day/Tuesday, February 14th.

Illustrated by artists Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered) and colorist Tamra Bonnvillain (Doom Patrol), Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula features an introduction by Eisner and world Fantasy Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel).

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