Category: Dark Horse

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Wandering Island By Kenji Tsuruta Coming From Dark Horse

Manga artist Kenji Tsuruta hasn't had new original work published in twenty years. Now the creator of the acclaimed manga Spirit of Wonder has a new story, published in the US by Dark Horse.

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Barb Wire #7 Review

After reading the first issue of Barb Wire, I'll have to admit, I let it fall to the wayside. It always seemed to come into our mailbox at the wrong time. The Adam Hughes covers are eye catching as always, but I've been burned by pretty covers before, so I always tread lightly whenever I see a really great cover. I tend to put a large burden inside on the writer and artists to live up to the appeal of that cover. Let's see if Barb Wire #7 follows through.

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How To Talk To Girls At Parties Adapted By Moon and Bá

Neil Gaiman's How To Talk To Girls At Parties is getting adapted from it's original prose form in 2016. Dark Horse announced today that the 2007 Hugo Award nominated and Locus Award winning short story is to be adapted as a graphic novel.

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Lone Wolf 2100 #1: Preview

As you would expect, Lone Wolf 2100 is inspired by the classic story Lone Wolf and Cub. We're still in the process of reviewing it, so instead of assuming anything about it, how about we just share in the preview that Dark Horse has sent over?

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Dark Horse To Reveal “The Secret Loves Of Geek Girls”

The comic book anthology is a tradition that Dark Horse knows well. One of the titles that put the publisher on the map is Dark Horse Presents. The anthology genre seemed to vanish with the near-implosion of the comics industry in the 1990s. It seems that with increased interest in comics, the anthology is making a comeback. It comes with the influence in the industry of a wide variety of female creators. Dark Horse has announced for October 2016 a new anthology from female creators, The Secret Loves Of Geek Girls.

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Dark Horse Announces Graphic Novel By Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the Booker Award winning author of such novels as The Blind Assassin, The Heart Goes Last and The Handmaid’s Tale. She's written almost every for almost every genre in every medium of writing, including short stories, screenplays, novels, poetry and essays. In 2016 she adds graphic novels to that list with Angel Catbird, published by Dark Horse.

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Empowered Special #7: Pew! Pew! Pew! Review

Adam Warren's Empowered is one of those series that remains a unique dichotomy. Adam Warren's style lends itself to the hyper-sexualized artwork we've come to expect from super hero comics. Empowered as a character is defined by her propensity to get captured, bound and gagged by super villains. Along the way, Adam Warren has shown Emp to grow into a very confident heroine capable of defending her image and the perception of female super heroes everywhere. The latest special is entirely by Adam Warren, making it unique among the specials that have come out.

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Alabaster: The Good, The Bad, and The Bird #1 Review

Dark Horse has a new series coming in December, Alabaster: The Good, The Bad, and The Bird, that has the genre-expanding style you’ve come to expect from one of the top five publishers in the industry. This promises a hard-boiled southern crime drama mixed with a little of the supernatural.   Alabaster: The Good, The Bad, and

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The Paybacks #2: Review

The Paybacks from Dark Horse has all the earmarks of an enjoyable series, with a premise rooted behind the scenes of the suspension of disbelief required by the super-hero genre. How do super-heroes get such cutting-edge technology? The most logical answer is that they need to take out a loan, which means inevitably, someone will be unable to pay back and have to undergo repossession. This series is based in that premise and when the repossession of physical property isn't enough, then indentured servitude as a super-human repo man becomes the next logical step. Once you get past the logic, it seems a little absurd, so naturally humor is the result.

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The Paybacks #2: Review

The Paybacks from Dark Horse has all the earmarks of an enjoyable series, with a premise rooted behind the scenes of the suspension of disbelief required by the super-hero genre. How do super-heroes get such cutting-edge technology? The most logical answer is that they need to take out a loan, which means inevitably, someone will be unable to pay back and have to undergo repossession. This series is based in that premise and when the repossession of physical property isn't enough, then indentured servitude as a super-human repo man becomes the next logical step. Once you get past the logic, it seems a little absurd, so naturally humor is the result.

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Empowered Vol. 9 Review

I was hesitant to continue to review Empowered Vol. 9, but Adam Warren has really gone meta with this series. I'll get into the analysis of how it approaches the role of female characters in comics in a bit. First, we all need to recognize that the window dressing of Empowered hides a creator trying to do something more than draw lots of pictures of a scantily clad super-heroine in various states of bondage, despite that being the origin of the series from some 2004 commissions. Since then, Adam Warren has been striving to make the series something more than that.

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Hellboy In Hell #7 Review

As I mentioned in our preview of Hellboy In Hell #7, Dark Horse has sent out review copies. Apparently, the effort is to drum up orders for the new story, "The Hounds of Pluto." Yes, I know it's hard to believe that Dark Horse needs to drum up orders for Hellboy, but from the preview pages, this looked to be the type of book that should be promoted in this way. Is it worth the hype, though? Comics don't fare too well with us when they're hyped up a lot by the publisher.

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