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Dark Horse Releases Deluxe Joe Golem
Published on Friday, March 30, 2012 by In conjunction with the release of Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s latest collaboration earlier this week, and Mignola’s appearance at this weekend’s World Horror Convention, Dark Horse is pleased to announce a limited-edition hardcover release of Joe Golem and the Drowning City. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 92 | <i>“Crime Does Not Pay Archives Vol. 1″</i> reviewed
Published on Saturday, March 24, 2012 by From the back cover The infamous pre-Code Crime Does Not Pay comic books are finally collected into a series of uncut and uncensored archival hardcovers! With brutal, realistic tales focusing on vile criminals and malicious mobsters (more…)...
Leaving Proof 82 | <i>“The Compleat Terminal City”</i> reviewed
Published on Thursday, March 8, 2012 by From the book's back cover Visionary designer and comics creator Dean Motter (Mister X, Electropolis, Batman: Nine Lives) returns with the purest expression to date of his patented retro futurism! Terminal City is a place where transistor-tube robots rub elbows with old-time gangsters, where bright, shiny technologies cast deep noir shadows. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 78 | <i>Afrika</i> reviewed
Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by From Darkhorse.com The masterpiece by Belgian comics creator Hermann is available in English for the first time! A misanthropic European expatriate, Dario Ferrer, acts as guardian of a Tanzanian wildlife preserve. Accompanied by Charlotte, a naive European journalist, Ferrer discovers a village under fire from mysterious agents of the foreign-backed government. Ferre...
Leaving Proof 77 | Ironic Bondage, Unironic Erections: An <i>“Empowered”</i> review
Published on Monday, February 27, 2012 by Women's fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It's men's way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they're actually tied up. (David Duchovny) (more…)...
Leaving Proof 76 | “<i>The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde</i>” reviewed
Published on Friday, February 24, 2012 by From the Back Cover ONE OF LITERATURE'S GREATEST MONSTERS FACES HISTORY'S MOST NOTORIOUS KILLER! Five years after MR. EDWARD HYDE's bloody reign of terror, the streets of LONDON run red once again when a series of prostitutes (more…)...
Leaving Proof 71 | Further notes on “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and a quick look at “Blue Estate” #9
Published on Thursday, February 9, 2012 by As you may have been able to tell from last week's review of Dark Horse Books' Avatar: The Last Airbender–The Promise, Part One, I'm a bit of a fan of the show that it spun off from. One of my favourite aspects of Avatar: The Last Airbender is how it excelled at synthesizing traditional Eastern thought, contemporary Western sensibilities, subtle socio-political comm...
Leaving Proof 70 | “Avatar: The Last Airbender–The Promise, Part One” reviewed
Published on Monday, February 6, 2012 by Avatar: The Last Airbender–The Promise, Part One (Dark Horse Books, 2012; 80 pages) Created by: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino Script by: Gene Luen Yang Art and Cover by: Gurihiru Lettered by: Michael Heisler List Price: $10.99 (US) Full Disclosure: This is a review of a digital copy of the book provided by the publisher -------------...
Leaving Proof 67 | “Conan Vol. 11: Road of Kings” hardcover reviewed
Published on Monday, January 30, 2012 by Conan Vol. 11: Road of Kings (Hardcover Edition) (Dark Horse Books, 2012; 152 pages, collects Conan: Road of Kings #1–6 originally published in single magazine form) Written by: Roy Thomas Penciled by: Mike Hawthorne Inked by: John Lucas with Jason Gorder Coloured by: Dave Stewart and Dan Jackson Lettered by: Richard Starkings and Comicraft's Jimmy Bet...
Leaving Proof 64 | “Rust: Visitor in the Field” and “Baltimore Vol. 1: The Plague Ships” reviewed
Published on Thursday, January 12, 2012 by This week, we look at two books that fantastically re-imagine the aftermath of The Great War: Royden Lepp's debut comics work Rust: Visitor in the Field from Archaia Entertainment and Dark Horse Books' Baltimore, Vol.1: The Plague Ships, by the veteran team of Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, and Ben Stenbeck (Full Disclosure: These are reviews of press proof digital...
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