Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently did an interview with Rolling Stone and said something that a lot of comic fans can take issue with. Regarding the future of the franchise, Kennedy said, "There’s no source material. We don’t have comic books. We don’t have 800-page novels." She added, "We don’t have anything other than passionate storytellers who get together and talk about what the next iteration might be." Well, here's four comics they could use.
When I saw that The Mask: I pledge Allegiance To The Mask had hit stores, I wanted to review it. I really want Dark Horse to survive and thrive. I've worried about the publisher since they lost the Star Wars license to Marvel Comics. Then they lost Buffy and Angel licenses as well. They are capable of putting out some wonderful, unlicensed comics, and have been for many years. One of the legendary comics they have put out has been the Mask.
Word got out today through bleedingcool.com that Spell On Wheels: Just To Get To You was being cancelled by Dark Horse before the first issue even shipped. Unfortunately, for those that followed author Kate Leth on Twitter it was known nearly two weeks ago.
With the first season of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix getting fantastic word-of-mouth, it seemed like time I finally read this series that I'd heard so much about. Right after finishing a Netflix binge, I read the first two collections. I loved them! Knowing that there would be differences, I found myself enjoying the parts that differed. What works in the comics doesn't always work on television.
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.