It’s official: Stars Wars license moving from Dark Horse to Marvel

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Marvel and Dark Horse just sent out statements confirming what many had long expected: that Disney would move the Star Wars comics license to its in-house company, Marvel, and away from Dark Horse which ran the franchise with immense success for many years. The move comes as no surprise, and Mike Richardson acknowledges that Dark […]

Hellboy Comes to Madefire

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Madefire and Dark Horse have announced that Hellboy will be coming to the Motion Book service, starting with the current Hellboy in Hell series.

Preview: Ghost #1 by DeConnick, Sebela and Sook

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Among the comics on sale tomorrow, Ghost #1, an ongoing continuation of the mini-series from a year ago. The creative team includes writers Kelly Sue DeConnick and Chris Sebela with artist Ryan Sook, so it looks very nice indeed. The first issue has a cover by Terry Dodson and an variant by Paolo Rivera. Ghost […]

INTERVIEW: Justin Aclin and Nicolás Selma S.H.O.O.T. First

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Although published by Dark Horse, S.H.O.O.T. First isn’t a biography of Greedo from Star Wars. In fact, this miniseries from Justin Aclin and Nicolás Selma is an action-adventure, in which a team of atheists track down and shoot up a succession of horrific monsters from around the globe. Why are the team all atheist, you ask? […]

NYCC ’13 Panel Recap: Editors on Editing with Scott Allie, Chris Ryall and Warren Simons

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Under the watchful eye of Buddy Scalera, the editors-in-chief for Dark Horse, IDW and Valiant gathered to advise writers and artists on how to break into the industry – offering an invaluable look at the comics industry from the editorial perspective. Scott Allie, Chris Ryall and Warren Simons are some of the sharpest people in […]

NYCC ’13: Dark Horse Announce Relaunch of the Alien/Predator/Prometheus Franchise

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So there were a few announcements we missed out on covering over the weekend, because we were on-site and not at home, updating as things happened. I’ll try to go through some of the more notable things we missed out on! Starting off with the news that Dark Horse will be relaunching their range of […]

Dark Horse Announce Creator-Owned Series from Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula

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There’s still over an hour before anybody is allowed on the convention floor, but announcements keep coming! Dark Horse have announced Veil, a five-issue creator owned miniseries from Greg Rucka and Toni Fejula.

Dark Horse Digital Announce Stuart Moore/Bruce Zick OGN ‘Mandala’

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Dark Horse have announced ahead of NYCC (tomorrow, folks!) an original graphic novel from Stuart Moore and Bruce Zick, called Mandala. The first part of the story is available now on Dark Horse Digital – Dark Horse aren’t on ComiXology – and is priced at $2.99.

Dynamite and Dark Horse Comics Cross Over for ‘The Shadow Vs Grendel’

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In possibly one of the biggest announcements surrounding NYCC ’13, Dark Horse and Dynamite have announced that Grendel and The Shadow will cross over for a three-issue miniseries in 2014. Matt Wagner, Grendel’s creator, will be both writing and drawing the story.

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Comics on TV

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss their upcoming appearance at New York comic con, […]

Dark Horse moves to Random House for book distribution

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Here’s a pretty huge story that kind of slipped below the radar yesterday: Dark Horse Book has shifted from Diamond to Random House for its bookstore distribution. Diamond will, of course, continue to distribute Dark Horse periodicals. That leaves Image and IDW the biggest bookstore accounts at Diamond—along with many smaller ones, including Archaia, Top […]

Sneak Peek: Alex De Campi’s GRINDHOUSE: DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT

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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.

Dark Horse Tease New Serenity Comics Coming Soon

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Dark Horse have sent across an image revealing that they’ll soon be returning to the world of Joss Whedon’s Firefly/Serenity franchise, which jumped from television to film to comics a few years back. The teaser images, tagged #wheresserenity?, indicate that the company will be unveiling some new stories set in the Universe shortly.

INTERVIEW: Declan Shalvey on working with Marvel, Dark Horse, Boom, DC, IDW…..

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Artist Declan Shalvey has had an incredible year. Whilst working as regular artist for books like Venom and Thunderbolts at Marvel, he’s also created art and covers for books published at Dark Horse (Conan and The Massive), IDW (Half Past Danger and TMNT), Boom (Robocop) and Vertigo (American Vampire). In February his first-ever cover at Marvel […]

It’s Here! Preview Pages for Itty Bitty Hellboy #1

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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 […]

Here’s All Our News from SDCC in One Place

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One of the things heard most frequently this weekend online was ‘why is there no comic news coming out of SDCC’? You mean aside from the masses and masses of comics news which came out of the convention, right? The Beat covered basically every single comics company you can imagine, and we’ve still got a […]