Press release: Marvel Entertainment and IDW Publishing announced today that the two companies will develop middle-grade comic books designed for younger readers. Featuring some of Marvel’s most popular characters, the monthly issues and trade paperback collections, published by IDW, will be available for sale at local comic book shops and book retailers across the country, expanding opportunities for the next generation of Super Heroes to experience the Marvel Universe. “From Iron Man to Captain Marvel, from the Hulk to Shuri — the Marvel pantheon has something for everyone,” says John Barber, editor-in-chief of IDW. “With this team-up, Marvel and IDW
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"The biblical Jonah was vomited up by a whale, but Hellboy might not be as lucky," said Gary Gianni. "A superstitious crew and a figure in black will make sure there's no escaping the silent sea."
Press release: Dark Horse Comics invites you to celebrate Halloween with a preview of the upcoming original graphic novel, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, co-written by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, co-written and illustrated by Eisner Award winning artist Gary Gianni and colored by award winning colorist Dave Stewart. Following the events of the classic story “The Island”, Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop
"How in the seven hells did I come to this?" - Clark Elwood
From Eisner Award Hall of Fame inductee Richard Corben, best known for his work in Heavy Metal, comes Rat God, an original story that finds the artist once again inspired H.P. Lovecraft, published by Dark Horse Comics. The first issue goes on sale February 4, 2015 and is available to preorder. The official synopsis reads: Terrible things stalk the forests outside Arkham in this chilling original tale from comics master Richard Corben! An arrogant city slicker on a quest to uncover the background of a young woman from the backwoods finds horrors beyond imagining, combining Lovecraftian mutations with Native American
"Two hunters stalking the same prey?" - Conan
Writers Gail Simone and Jim Zub have teamed up to create the sword and sorcery team-up Conan Red Sonja for Dark Horse Comics. Dan Panosian is the artist, and Dave Stewart is the colorist. The first issue goes on sale January 14, 2015 and is available to preorder. The official synopsis reads: In a story spanning multiple eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a dark new age in Hyborian warfare! Here's a look at Issue #1 and the cover of Issue #2:
Jones and Rich reteam for another "killer' series.
Lady Killer is co-written and drawn by Joëlle Jones. Jamie S. Rich is her co writer. Laura Allred is the colorist. The first issue goes on sale January 07, 2015 and is available to preorder. The official synopsis from Dark Horse reads: Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival. Here's a look at Issue #1 and the cover of Issue #2:
First you control the babies then you control the world.
Picking up directly after Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein!, Criminal Macabre: The Third Child is written by Steve Niles (Breath of Bones, 30 Days of Night). Christopher Mitten provides the art and the colorist is Michelle Madsen. The first issue goes on sale September 17. The official synopsis from Dark Horse reads: Cal’s changed . . . and maybe not for the better. Locked away and drowning himself with booze and aspirin, Cal feels the evil consuming him. Will he be able to withstand its pull or will he become the monster war’s greatest weapon of destruction?
The Alien universe expands in this new Dark Horse Comics series.
Prometheus: Fire and Stone by Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra, with cover art by David Palumbo, ties directly into the motion picture Prometheus, directed by Ridely Scott. The first issue goes on sale September 10. The official synopsis from Dark Horse reads: When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.
"To have the chance to both write and draw The Shadow facing my own creation is something of a dream come true!" - Matt Wagner
Matt Wagner's Grendel and The Shadow #1 goes on sale September 3. The official synopsis reads: Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner. “Ever since the smash success of my two previous crossover events [with Batman], I’ve had many offers over the years to see Grendel cross blades with a varied host of other characters,” says Matt Wagner. “But
"I pray I do not regret my inaction." - Usagi
Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1 goes on sale August 6. The official synopsis for the six-issue mini-series, inspired by H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, reads: Twenty years in his future, Miyamoto Usagi fights as a general for Lord Noriyuki, against the treacherous Lord Hikiji. In the fury of the final battle, a metal rocket crashes to earth—and inside is an enemy that neither side could have ever imagined! Witness the final fates of your favorite Usagi characters, in this all-new samurai epic with a startling science fiction twist! Dark Horse Comics has provided a preview. Tell us what
"By Crom! What manner of man has devoured my cheese dip?"
In the works since 2005, July 23 marks the release of Groo Vs. Conan #1, a crossover so obvious, it's hard to believe it's taken this long for someone to bring these barbarians together. The creative crew responsible are writer Mark Evanier, artists Sergio Aragonés and Thomas Yeates, and colorist Tom Luth. "The most heroic warrior in history meets the stupidest as Robert E. Howard’s immortal Conan the Barbarian crosses swords with Sergio Aragonés’s Groo the Wanderer in Groo vs. Conan #1. This four-issue miniseries was concocted by Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés, aided by illustrator Thomas Yeates and colorist
"And that's why the Zombie Priest told me to kill you first." - The Goon
Following June's one-shot, One For The Road, Eric Powell's The Goon returns in the first issue of the monthly miniseries Occasion of Revenge, set for release on July 23. In what is being dubbed as "Powell's biggest story since 2008, what's left of the Zombie Priest's race of witches comes after the Goon, forcing him to face his nightmares or lose his town!" Dark Horse Comics has provided a preview. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Panel Preview: IDW Publishing: Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay #1
"This is truly going to be a Star Trek adventure unlike any other." - Chris Ryall
Star Trek: The Original Series episode “City on the Edge of Forever” finds Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock travelling back into Earth's past after Dr. McCoy, who alters the timelime in such a way that the Enterprise ceases to exist and strands the landing party. It's a great story about love and sacrifice, yet Harlan Ellison's original teleplay is even better. Quite a number of changes had to be made to get Ellison's script to fit Gene Roddenberry's vision of Star Trek in terms of story as well as budget. Ellison wrote characters whose humanity was recognizable, making their choices
Set for release on June 18, Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1 is written by Kim Newman & Maura McHugh and illustrated by Tyler Crook with colors by Dave Stewart. Edward Grey, who first appeared in Mike Mignola's Hellboy: Wake the Devil, is sent to Hallam to investigate a mysterious death. Once there, he hears rumors about the mysterious Unland, the wetlands around the town, and the creatures that inhabit it. Grey’s skepticism vanishes when he encounters the monsters of Unland, and he realizes that Hallam is a place of secrets.
Han Solo-the truth behind the myth!
Beginning April 30, Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1 is the first in a four-issue miniseries written by Matt Kindt (creator of MIND MGMT) with pencils by Marco Castiello, inks by Dan Parsons, and color by Gabe Eltaeb. A young Rebel meets one of the Alliance’s best for his first mission. But the young man’s hero worship is crushed by the reality of Han Solo. A botched escape, a ship that doesn’t work—could it be that Solo is just a lucky bumbler whose luck has run out? The remaining issues will feature Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Luke.
Buffy returns in Season 10.
The canonical continuation of Buffy's adventures in Season 10 appear on the pages of Dark Horse Comics thanks to the Season Nine Angel & Faith creative team of writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs along with colorist Dan Jackson. The first issue is available March 19 and features a cover by Steve Morris. New season. New rules. The age-old battle of Slayer vs. vampire is the focus of Buffy’s life once again—it’s downright nostalgic! But with all the toying with magic she’s done lately, this girl should know it’s time for another game change . . . Shouldn’t she?
Cited as the official continuation of Lara Croft’s story from the 2013 video game, which sold over 3.5 million copies, the British archaeologist's adventures appear on the pages of Dark Horse Comics thanks to writer Gail Simone, penciller Nicolás Daniel Selma, inker Juan Gedeon and colorist Michael Atiyeh The first issue is available February 26 and features a cover by Dan Dos Santos.
Fugitive Conan could uncover the key to regaining his throne—or he could get a knife in the back!
Begining February 26, King Conan: The Conqueror #1, the first in a six-issue series, continues Timothy Truman's adaptation of Robert E. Howard's The Hour of the Dragon, which began last year in a six-issue series of the same name, with art by Tomás Giorello, who also did the cover art, and color by José Villarrubia. In the port city of Messantia, the deposed, fugitive Conan could uncover the key to regaining his throne—or he could get a knife in the back! Conan follows a lead to a lost relic, revisits an old friend, and finds that he’s not alone in
Get a peek at Terminator: Enemy of my Enemy #1.
In our review of the Terminator Anthology collection, it is explained that: the franchise tells the story of the war between humans and machines. In the future, the U.S. strategic defense computer system, known as Skynet, will become self-aware. To protect itself from being turned off, Skynet begins a nuclear war, referred to as Judgment Day. While many of the remaining humans are put into labor camps, a resistance rises up, led by John Connor. Before the humans can defeat Skynet, it creates a time machine, which it makes use of multiple times by sending cyborgs known as Terminators back