I'm not going to mince words. I really like Empowered. It takes the sexist tropes of the super-hero genre and points them out in a way that's entertaining. Occasionally, it may miss the mark a little, but it's a hit more often than not. Whenever Adam Warren draws his own stories, they are usually at their best, but he has been known to use other artists that mesh well with his sensibilities, that's the case with Karla Diaz on Empowered: Soldier of Love.
Hey! It's Star Wars month! With a new prequel coming out, I thought it would be nice to look back at exactly why we had a demand to continue the Star Wars saga. Sure, it was always there, bubbling under the surface. It wasn't until there was a demonstrated demand for new stories that the real effort began at producing an expanded universe to the Star Wars galaxy.
Dark Horse has sent us a preview of Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1. Their latest use of the king of the apes puts him into the world where apes rule man. Does it work as a story, much less as a concept? Before we dive in, I need to share one bit of information. Dark Horse is giving a 10% discount to retailers that order more than 10 copies of the first issue of Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes. Now, on with our review, and be warned that despite my best efforts, I may have spoiled a few things, but I hope not too much.
NECA announced a new series of Aliens toys to be shipped November of this year. The highly anticipated announcement included a series 10 of these toys to be exclusively from the Kenner expanded universe of the early 90's. The Gorilla, Mantis, and Queen Facehugger were terrifying new creatures to the Alien universe in the Dark Horse comics and were the inspiration behind series 10.
Adult Coloring Books are a thing, and Dark Horse has announced that the latest addition to their Adult Coloring Book collection will be Star Trek.
Dark Horse Continues bringing great foreign comics to American audiences with Muhammad Ali, the acclaimed French Graphic Novel about possibly the most legendary American Boxing champion. This is a fantastic opportunity for American fans of great European comics, or great comics in general to read the riveting life story of an American legend.
Lady Killer 2 arrives in comic shops next month and we got an early preview from Dark Horse. I will admit that I squealed a little when I saw the e-mail in my inbox. The first series was among the best comics of 2015, so the sequel was eagerly awaited by me, and I'm certain many other fans of good comics.
Until we get to read the issue later tonight, we wanted to share the preview Dark Horse sent us of Lady Killer 2 #1, once again by Joëlle Jones. The last day for your local comic shop to order it is July 11, so let them know that you want a copy. Can you tell we're excited? In the meantime, check out this preview from Dark Horse.
There's one thing Dark Horse does well, it's art books, so The Art of ReCore looks interesting. I'm not a gamer, but I am an artist, and seeing the process of designing the world a video game is set in, and its characters makes me happy.
Michael Martens, who has been Dark Horse's VP of Book Trade is leaving the company after 22 years. In the Book Trade, Dark Horse is one of the industry leaders, and most of that credit goes to Michael Martens. He also gets the credit for the increased presence of graphic novels in libraries across the country.
One of the series that really impressed us last year was Lady Killer, published by Dark Horse. Joëlle Jones' work on the series impressed us so much we named her in one of our Artist Spotlights. The story of a 1960s housewife who has a secret profession as an assassin was one that captured the attention of so many people, and garnered award nominations. A sequel was announced at San Diego Comic Con, but there wasn't an official date or artwork given for the new series.
When we got Mae #1 by Gene Ha in our e-mail, I was thrilled. I've long been a fan of his work and the chance to see him work on a personal project excites me to no end. It looks to be the right kind of comic for female readers, but should also appeal to anyone that fondly remembers Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld, likes fantastic, naturalistic comic art, or fans of great storytelling in comics. If you want to get a copy of this book, the final order cutoff is April 25. Otherwise, look for it in better comic shops on May 18. Until we can properly review the book, here's a preview of it.