Dark Horse in the Headlines - May 9th

05/11/2012 12:22pm

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 Free Comic Book Day Comics Available for Download!

If you missed out on picking up your Free Comic Book Day comics at your local comic-book store, you can get them from Dark Horse Digital for a limited time!

 

The Goon & Reset Featured on Huffington Post

A brand new column focusing on creator-owned comics debuted this week on The Huffington Post featuring two notable titles from Dark Horse Comics.  Namely, Peter Bagge's Reset and Eric Powell's The Goon! 

 

Hellboy's New Motion Comic - Mike Mignola on MTV Geek 

Felicia Day's Geek & Sundry channel - along with Dark Horse Comics - premiered a brand new motion comic based on Mike Mignola's most recent Hellboy storyline, The Fury.  Check out Mike Mignola's interview with MTV Geek.  

 

Hellboy’s on a One-way Trip to Hell - Mike Mignola on io9

Mignola filled io9 in on such topics as Big Red's road trip down South and the Hellboy crossover comic that never was.

 

BPRD: An Interview between Writers Mike Mignola and John Arcudi

We asked Mike Mignola and John Arcudi to interview each other about B.P.R.D. and really dig into the behind the scenes thoughts that make the series so amazing. We're grateful for their time and hope you enjoy their chat as much as we did when we first read it. Pick up the latest B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Devil's Engineon shelves next Wed. May 16th!

 

ON SALE THIS WEEK IN REVIEWS 

Alabaster: Wolves #2

"Alabaster: Wolves" #2 is just as good... actually, strike that. "Alabaster: Wolves" #2 is even better than the first issue. Kiernan and Lieber are a natural pairing of creative talent, and I hope this mini-series is the first of many from the pair. "Alabaster: Wolves" is officially my favorite southern supernatural horror series." - Comic Book Resources 

"This comic is really something special. Everything from start to finish is amazing but I especially love the dialog. Dancy and the blackbirds back and forth dialog is so great and really entertaining. The art is also fabulous. I kept going back to check it out. The muted tones really do a great job setting the tone/mood of the comic. The story itself is really wonderful and really succeeds in keeping the reader engaged. If you haven’t yet, pick it up, you won’t be disappointed!" - BAMFAS

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #9

"Even without a lot of action to move the plot forward, issue #9 still packs an emotional punch. With this story arc wrapping up next month, I can’t wait to find out what direction Season 9 will take our Scoobies next." - The Quarter Bin 

"Psychology is a heavy underlying theme this issue on all fronts. Even as Xander, Dawn, and Dowling are running around town fighting the Zompires, Xander calls on his own memories as a Sunnydale youth to help Dowling cope with the situation at hand.  Conversely, Buffy is still dealing with what seems to be her biggest battle this season, her struggle for normalcy. You can tell this issue is very painful for her." - Three If By Space 

 

Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #5

"This is the gem of Dark Horse's release schedule this week. This series continues to prove why Mike Mignola is one of the best creative forces in comic books and should be a must read for anyone.  

This is the final issue in this mini-series and hits every point needed in a great concluding chapter of a serialized story. It's fun and exciting. The story doesn't wrap everything up leaving room for the next mini-series. It's even complex and nuanced with the personality disorder displayed by the primary antagonist. Don't be afraid to dive in if you've not read any prior Lobster Johnson stories. The issue is plenty entertaining on its own merits." - Technorati 

"There's absolutely everything you could want in this issue: suspense, action, a pretty girl and of course, cannibals. I mean, you can't have a great comic book without cannibalism, right? All kidding aside, however, the finale of this Lobster Johnson five-part series was phenomenal." - Comic Vine 

 

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic—War #5

"I loved the closure this issue brought to the arc. I also really enjoyed how the characters stayed true to themselves. Combined with the bold paths this issue took, I’d say KOTOR: War #5 achieved something special. I give it a 4 out of 5 metal bikinis." - Roqoo Depot 

"Miller delivers attention to the holes in the story that opened up, making sure to close out the drama with Kace in full and deliver some heated conflict in the process.  We don’t know what happens to Zayne next, just that he’s on another journey, the team did a great job delivering a concentrated story in such a small span." - BAMFAS 

 

MIND MGMT Secret Files 

"This series looks to have a very distinct art style which compliments this dark and personal story. This short sets up a much bigger and dangerous world. It has a great deal of potential and is an immensely good value." - Technorati 

 

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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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