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, […]

Francesco Francavilla’s Black Beetle Returns in October for NECROLOGUE

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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.

SDCC ’13: Kazuo Koike is Dark Horse’s Guest of Honor!

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Comics god alert! Writer Kazuo Koike is one of the all time greats of comics—an Eisner Hall of Famer who is the author of Lone Wolf and Cub, Crying Freeman, Samurai Executioner and evan an X-men comic or two. And with New Lone Wolf and Cub coming out from Dark Horse, they are bringing the […]

REVIEW: Double Great Art in HELLHEIM #3 & THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

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[*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 […]

FYI, RIPD is not MIB. IMO.

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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 […]

TREKKER omnibus is coming with intro by Gail Simone

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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 […]

MEGA-INTERVIEW with Matt Kindt: ‘find the territory that nobody has staked out yet’

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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 […]

Weekly news wrap-up: Catalyst, Red Giant, Superman

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Instead of Kibbles ‘n’ bits, we present a bunch of things I had tagged that I never got to write up in all the excitement. The news never sleeps!

300: Rise of an Empire is actually happening and here are some photos to prove it

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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 […]

Dark Horse Show You How To Make… Dream Thief Paper Dolls

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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 […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013 Recap and Photo Gallery

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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 […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Matt Kindt on MIND MGMT and Being Happy

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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 […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Indie Marketing Tips from ComiXology, Dark Horse, IDW, Archaia, Valiant

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ComiXology’s Chip Mosher of Marketing and PR moderated a panel with Jeremy Atkins of Dark Horse, Dirk Wood of IDW, Mel Caylo of Archaia, and addition Hunter Gorinson of Valiant Comics with the goal of sharing tips and pro experience with indie creators and future marketers on Friday, March 29th at WonderCon. The result was […]

On the Scene: WonderCon Hasn’t Lost Its Mojo

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The biggest topic of discussion leading up to WonderCon has been the location. Most WonderCon goers have been very disappointed by the move to Anaheim, CA, over San Francisco. There’s ongoing chatter about whether it will move back to San Francisco in 2014, but no clear news on that possibility yet. If location alone is […]

Axe Cop Season Two webisodes have begun

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But it’s the Rugburn-produced motion comic AXE COP—not the yet-to-premiere animated version that will debut in July as part of Fox’s ADHD adult animation block. Whoa, are you confused yet? Perhaps. But the bottom line is…there can not be too much AXE COP. You’ll recall that the webcomic is written by 5-year-old Malachi Nicolle and […]

REVIEW: When the Going Gets Tough in HELHEIM #1, TRIGGER GIRL 6, SLEDGE-HAMMER 44

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I noticed a common feature in the comics I was reading this week, a feature that made them all compelling as stories: the role of the underdog pitted against overwhelming odds. Seeing the psychological reactions of the characters was an important part of the ride, but excellent artwork, particularly in executing fight scenes, left me […]