Celebrate Hellboy Day with Comics or…chocolate

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March 22, 1994 was the debut of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1, the first appearance of Mike Mignola’s now-iconic character. There have been special things going on all over as detailed by Dark Horse Comics, today there are giveaways and brimstone and kittens and stuff. Find participating retailers in the link above. I have to […]

PREVIEW: THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB #1 takes on Fake Geek Girls and so much more

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Hold on to your pogs. Dark Horse has just released a preview of ELTINGVILLE CLUB #1 by Evan Dorkin the first part of a 2-issue mini series that does for the members of what True Detective episode 8 did for Rust and Marty. And from reading these pages you can see that Dorkin’s satire is […]

First SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR trailer released

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Nine years after the first SIN CITY created a whole new look for the movies, the first trailer for the sequel has been released. Starring Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Stacey […]

Bandette’s Coover and Tobin Talk about Digital Comics Going into Print [Interview]

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One of the real breakout comics of 2013 was Bandette, from the husband and wife team Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin. A digital comic that is creator-owned and sold by Monkeybrain for only 99¢, the tale of young Parisian cat-thief Bandette and her team of accessories has been a hit both creatively and commercially. Awarded […]

Evan Dorkin reveals cover to Eltingville Club #2

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Here. It’s hard to say what I love the most about this image. The Eltingville Club #1, first of two issues wrapping up heir saga, ships in April. #2 is the FINAL Eltingville story, wrapping up a saga of nerds who really ARE outcasts, and not cute cuddly catch phrases. I’ll be there.

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: Road War – Boom Vs Valiant Vs Image Vs Dark Horse

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Valiant’s editors were talking about something strange on Twitter yesterday. Boom’s editors were doing the same today. They kept going on about cars and something called #NYCCKOTR, which nobody would explain when I asked about it. Well! Today this weird list of letters has been revealed to be New York Comic Con: King of the […]

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.

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 […]

Should Digital Comics Still Be Locked Down?

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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 […]

SDCC’13: Megan Byrd’s Friday Photo Marathon

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Megan Byrd’s been hitting San Diego once more, and collected together photos from Dark Horse, Image, Boom, Felicia Day, various fantastic cosplayers, Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, and SO MUCH MORE!

INTERVIEW: Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin on Bandette

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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, […]