Dark Horse in the Headlines - May 2nd

05/04/2012 11:35am

If you haven't been keeping up with your comics media, here's some key links and reviews for you to check out what we've got going on in the news!

 

Dark Horse Announces Free Comic Book Day Signings!

In support of Free Comic Book Day, Dark Horse is pleased to announce signings on Saturday, May 5, in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Portland!

 

Dark Horse Digital: May The Fourth Be With You Sale!

Dark Horse Comics is joining in on the May the Fourth madness with a very exclusive limited offer to their digital comics readers.

Get blasted into a galaxy far, far away with this amazing May the Fourth Be with You MegaBundle!

 

Carla Speed McNeil Wins LA Book Prize!

Finder: Voice continues to be one of the most talked about books of 2011, and word of its story and artwork has spread far and wide. So far, in fact, that Carla Speed McNeil has been awarded the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Graphic Novel category for Finder: Voice!

 

BioWare and Dark Horse Unveil New DRAGON AGE Comic Miniseries!

BioWare, a label of Electronic Arts Inc., and Dark Horse Comics today announced Dragon Age™: Those Who Speak, a three-issue comic miniseries based on the award-winning Dragon Age™ fiction. 

Written by David Gaider, lead writer of the Dragon Age series, and Alexander Freed, senior writer for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, Those Who Speak expands on the story of King Alistair, as he travels to an empire of evil mages to uncover the fate of his lost father. Accompanied by the pirate captain Isabela and the underworld merchant Varric, King Alistair will stop at nothing to learn the truth, even if it means battling an army of cultists single-handedly. The first issue of Dragon Age: Those Who Speak will be available on comic book stands on August 22.

 

Matt Kindt's MIND MGMT: SECRET FILES Unlocked!

Leading up to the debut of MIND MGMT #1 in print and digital May 23, Dark Horse Originals presents three weeks of original—and free—stories available only on Dark Horse Digital. MIND MGMT: Secret Files introduces the Mind Management program of psychic spies, its most infamous defector, and Meru, the journalist who stumbles upon their incredible secrets! 

 

ON SALE THIS WEEK IN REVIEWS 

Skeleton Key Color Special 

"Getting to read new Skeleton Key stories after so many years Is a pure delight. I was surprised at the art at first, because Watson’s style has changed dramatically. Skeleton Key was always loosely drawn, but now Tamsin has been devolved into a Charlie Brown-style round-headed kid that matches her Billy Batson eyes. In the age of slick, computer-assisted art Watson has gone the other way; he lets his artist’s marks show through and the comic has the feel of a refined sketch. But whatever the style Watson’s art is a joy and damn fun to look at." - Comics Bulletin

"I’d forgotten how much I missed Kitsune’s never-ending hunger and Tamsin’s proper snarkiness. This was a wonderful reminder of the appeal of the characters and the strength of Andi Watson’s work. I hope this isn’t all we see of Skeleton Key in future. There’s so much more they could do and I want to read." - Comics Worth Reading 

 

MIND MGMT Secret Files #1 

"Ultimately it’s an enjoyable short story with some terrific art, which looks to lead into a promising series. Next week, and then the week after that, there will be more free chapters leading up to the release of MIND MGMT#1. Sign up for Dark Horse Digital and pick them up, as this series has huge potential for greatness." - ComicBook.com 

 

Falling Skies: The Battle of Fitchburg #2 

"I loved this weeks issue for 2 very important reasons: Pope and Ben. Pope while not the guy you want leading your war efforts, still gets things done because he doesn’t have any regret or care in the world going head on with the aliens. His new group of Berserkers may just be what the 2nd mass needs to win this battle." - Three If By Space 

 

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Thanks for ending your week with "Dark Horse in the Headlines." We'll see you next week. Same time, same channel. \m/ 

 

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