Dark Horse in the Headlines - May 16th

05/18/2012 11:28am

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 Comics Goes Pre-Code!

With a jaw-dropping selection of well-known titles, accurate color restoration, uncoated off-white paper, and an impressive roster of foreword writers, Dark Horse Archives is hitting another peak season this year with a lineup of pre-Code collections!

“The comics found in these collections are incredibly hard to find, expensive, and full of freewheeling, pre-Code fun (and sometimes viscera). It’s a joy to be able to handle these comics and work on these collections—but a bigger joy comes from being able to bring these stories to new readers and to finally assign credits to some creators who have been uncredited for decades!” said Dark Horse editor Philip Simon. 

 

Tony Puryear's CONCRETE PARK Returns to Dark Horse Presents!

With overwhelming fan support, Tony Puryear’s Concrete Park is slated for a new story arc in Dark Horse Presents #14–#17! 

Concrete Park’s return in Dark Horse Presents #14 brings us dark visions for Isaac and an event that will rock all the inhabitants of Scare City, human and non-human. This ongoing sci-fi series, written and drawn by screenwriter Tony Puryear (Eraser) takes you to a far-off planet where Earth’s poor youth have been exiled, and where they now must make a new world. 

 

Dark Horse Works With THQ on Exclusive DARKSIDERS® II Prequel Comic!

As announced through Best Buy, fans eagerly awaiting Darksiders® II can get an exclusive Darksiders prequel comic from Dark Horse Comics when they preorder the Best Buy exclusive Darksiders II: Angel of Death edition for Xbox 360 ® orPlayStation® 3!

With a stunning cover from game creator Joe Madureira, this Best Buy exclusive print issue takes place before the events of Darksiders II

 

Gilbert Hernandez Talks Fatima on Comic Book Resources! 

CBR News spoke with Hernandez about the creative appeal of zombies, the world of "Fatima," and its connection to the "Fritz" series of faux-adaptations.

"The first zombie story that made a big impression on me was the film 'The Last Man on Earth' starring Vincent Price," Hernandez told CBR. "His isolation and the casual way the film depicted the zombies more so as pests (however deadly) than monsters resonated for me. Even as a kid I could see that 'Night of the Living Dead' was an extension of the Price film."

 

ON SALE THIS WEEK IN REVIEWS

 

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Devil’s Engine #1

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Devil's Engine" #1 is another strong "B.P.R.D." comic in general, but it also feels like a good a place as any to check out the series if you aren't already. "B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth" is a tense little horror comic, and this new installment lives up to that reputation. Good stuff." - Comic Book Resources 

"Who doesn’t want to raise a little hell everyone once in a while? Mignola and Acrudi’s “Hell On Earth” event has been absolutely astounding so far. Every single title that has fallen under the “Hell on Earth” banner has been a definitive chapter in the BPRD universe, and things are just starting to heat up. The Devil Engine rushes in the second hitting of the event, and the BPRD crew find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. Expect a lot more action, mayhem, and fury as the series culminates toward the return of the big red-horned devil we all love so much." - Bloody Disgusting 

 

Conan the Barbarian #4

"Wood has no trouble capturing the voice and tone of Howard's work despite not having much framework to build from in this arc. The true test of a Conan writer is how well they can weave new stories that seem to spring organically from pre-established ones, and Wood seems every bit as capable as scribes like Kurt Busiek and Tim Truman in that regard." - IGN 

"Not only is it a fantastic story but it is a terrific love story. This is something so rare in comic books that it should be treasured. The hero and his pirate queen are head-over-heels in love. Their passion bursts from the page, exploding like a star in the night skies. The feelings are raw and overpowering. Wonderful." - Technorati

 

Reset #2

"While “Reset” isn’t a comic for everyone I believe some will truly love it. There is a lot revealed this issue in regard to the institution and their motives and if you enjoyed the first issue I would say you will love issue two just as much." - Wizard is Oz 

"This is one of those rare books that when I read it I don’t feel the need to write about it, I just want to experience it. I choose to review it because I don’t want people missing out on it though. I almost gave it a five again, but something about it just didn’t hit the exact same spot as the first issue. Instead it scratched my comic itch and is now forcing me to wait until next month for more. 4/5" - Comic Bastards 

 

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi—Force Storm #4

"There is really nothing we don’t like about this series. The artwork is phenomenal and the story line is perfect. We continually give these issues 5 out of 5 brass bikinis, and John and Jan have earned every one. I can’t wait to see where the next issue takes us and where the series goes from there." - Roqoo Depot 

"This is like falling in love with Star Wars all over again. If you’ve ever liked anything Star Wars related, give this book a shot. Overall grade: A+" - SciFi Pulse  

 

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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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