Review: ‘Action Philosophers’ is required reading

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The duo of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey have done it again in the 10th anniversary edition of their comic book series Action Philosophers. It’s available in late October from Dark Horse in a beautiful hardcover one volume edition with new cover art. This smart and witty non-fiction graphic book is the introduction to philosophy that should be required reading. I wish it had been around when I struggled through some of these works!

The series originally published by Van Lente and Dunlavey under their company Evil Twin Comics began life as a single issue comic book about Frederick Niestche, he of the “God is Dead” philosophy. The comic book proved to be so popular that the guys developed a series that was eventually distributed by Diamond. For those of you unfamiliar with the industry that’s pretty impressive for an indie company. With support and appreciation from the industry the series won a Xeric Grant in 2004, was nominated twice for an Ignatz award and lauded by the American Library Association. For Evil Twin Comics they’ve also created Action Presidents and The Comic Book History of Comics.

31 Days of Halloween: Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s wraparound cover by Steve Morris

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Okay can you say instant classic? HALLOWEEN JUST GOT REAL, people. This wraparound cover by Steve Morris is for Buffy The Vampire Slayer  Season 10 #8 and I’m told it’s a great jumping on point. No, that is not OUR Steve Morris. The issue is on sale this week.

First Look: Dark Horse Announces Ethan Young’s Nanjing: The Burning City

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Ethan Young is a cartoonist best known for his autobiographical webcomic Tails, but he’s going to be coming out in a big way next August with NANJING: The Burning City, a full length historical comic to be published by Dark Horse. According to the publisher:

After the bombs fell and shook the walls of Nanjing, the Imperial Japanese Army entered and seized the Chinese capital. Through the dust of the demolished buildings, screams echo off the rubble. Two abandoned Chinese soldiers are trapped and desperately outnumbered inside the walled city. What they’ll encounter will haunt them. But in the face of horror, they’ll learn that resistance and bravery cannot be destroyed by the enemy.

Dark Horse provided a preview of the book, and it’s in a rugged black and white style well suited to what sounds like a grim tale. Tails has a looser, more cartoony look, but this is a little Kubert, a little Tardi…

Star Wars Comics Bundle debuts from Dark Horse

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Look at the size of this thing! There are so many puns to be made and this Humble Bundle pr makes the most of them. And while Marvel may be publishing Star Wars now, Dark Horse has a mighty backlist of Star Wars classics. Sp get in on this pay what you want download. ALSO for the first time, Dark Horse is offering DRM-free downloads.

NYCC’14: CCP Games Enlist Dark Horse Comics For EVE: VALKYRIE

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By David Nieves Saturday, following Dark Horse Comics recent success with video game adaptation comics (The Last of Us: American Dreams); the publisher announced a partnership with CCP Games for a new mini-series based on the upcoming EVE: Valkyrie game. In development at CCP’s Newcastle studio, EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in […]

NYCC’14: Dark Horse Announces New Goon

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By David Nieves 2015 celebrates 15 years of Eric Powell’s The Goon and Dark Horse is looking to have the character take next year by storm. Today they announced a new series, The Goon : Once Upon A Hard Time. Dark Horse is already promising major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast in this mini-series. After the tragic […]

NYCC’14: Dark Horse Announces GUN THEORY Hardcover

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By David Nieves Today Dark Horse announced superstar writer Daniel Way (Deadpool, Wolverine: Origins) and artist Jon Proctor will bring the long-awaited complete Gun Theory. The series which the team originally started under Marvel’s Epic line and revisited their world in 2006 with a special, self-published one-shot titled “Bye-Bye, Harvey: A Gun Theory Short Story.” […]

Archie Vs… Predator?

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And you thought Archie Meets The Punisher was out there.  Never let it be said that the folks at Archie Comics were afraid of thinking outside the box.  This time around, they’re huddling with Dark Horse for a Spring Release of Archie Meets Predator.  Yes, Predator.  Like the movie.  In this case, like the first Predator movie, since […]

NYCC’14: Dark Horse Announce Tale of Tropical Epicness

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By David Nieves Thursday, Dark Horse announced a new creation from the multiple-Eisner-winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy, Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures). Itty Bitty Comics: Grimmiss Island #1 (of 4) is on sale March 11, 2015. The publisher released this short blurb about the upcoming story: The Volcano Goddess threatens […]

Interview: Dark Horse Publish Sally Heathcote, Suffragette GN – Kate Charlesworth, Artist, Speaks!

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Dark Horse Comics have published the US edition of Mary & Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth‘s Sally Heathcote, Suffragette, as of a few weeks ago. When this was originally published in May in the UK, I interviewed Kate Charlesworth, the book’s artist, which appeared here previously, in the middle of July. However, as it’s now […]

Dark Horse collects Matt Kindt’s Pistolwhip

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Before he burst onto the scene as a top notch writer for Valiant, DC and Dark Horse, Matt Kindt put out a series of unique, intricate graphic novels for Top Shelf, including Pistol Whip, co-written by Jason Hall. A mystery series that continued on in several volumes, it’s the kind of twisted tale that Kindt […]

Dark Horse announces Groo: Friends and Foes from Evanier and Aragones

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Mulching, blunders and barbarian action. Groo is eternal and Groo is back with Groo: Friends and Foes, a year long series by Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones, Stan Sakai and Tom Luth, the same team that’s been turning out this book since the 80s. In the first issues, Groo meets Captain Ahax, the seaman with the world record for most ships sunk. It’s a safe asumption that all hell will break loose from that point on.

NYCC ’14: Hitch a ride with Uber in their Comic Cars

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As everyone knows, the worst thing about the Javits Center besides the oppressive low ceilings and lack of affordable food is getting away from it , since catching a cab on the West side is impossible and the 7 subway extension hasn’t opened yet. Sigh. But Uber will be there and they’ve teamed up with […]

NYCC ’14: Dark Horse announces exclusives

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Games of Thrones, Elder SCrolls, Comix Book, and more. YOu can see the whole list in more detail here but here’s a sneak peek. 

31 Days of Halloween: Mike Mignola’s Witchfinder: The Mysteries Of Unland

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It seems we’re not the only ones obsessed with Halloween—Mike Mignola and Dark Hose have been running a 13 Days of Hellboy festival, celebrating all kinds of artwork and story reveals in the Hellboy.

And we’re officially crossing over with this exclusive reveal of Mignola’s cover for the trade paperback Witchfinder: The Mysteries Of Unland. This is the latest book in a Hellboy spin-off series that centers on Sir Edward Grey, a Victorian detective of the occult who figures in the past of the Hellboy timeline.

Jeremy Atkins ankles comics for beer

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Via Facebook, Dark Horse’s Director of Publicity Jeremy Atkins has announced he’s leaving Dark Horse after ten years: