Just so you don’t think we’re only looking at the news from the big two, here’s a roundup of what Dark Horse Comics had to share during their Friday panel.
Dark Horse Presents will return with Paul Chadwick’s Concrete character that takes the company back to its roots. Artists like Mike Mignola, Geoff Darrow, and others will be featured in the series.
A new Billy the Kid mini-series was announced by Eric Powell. Interestingly, Powell will be doing the cover art to the upcoming Dethklok mini-series written by Jeremy Barlow.
The last arc of Rick Remender’s Fear Agents was also announced, with Mike Hawthorne and Tony Moore on art.
There were eight new Star Wars series announced including Star Wars Blood Ties, Star Wars Invasion, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 Original Graphic Novel. The Force Unleashed is not a direct adaptation of the video game, but will focus on Jango Fett. Hayden Blackman will write with Omar Francia on art. 2001 marks the 20th anniversary of Star Wars at the comic publisher, and the company will publish a story about Darth Vader’s greatest failure.
Roy Thomas and Mike Hawthorne have a new Conan series, Road of Kings, headed to stores in November. Tim Truman will write a King Conan book, and Kull gets a new series very soon.
I’m very interested in BPRD: Hell on Earth, as the massive multi-year story looks like it is going to take a bad turn for humans.
Dark Horse is also creating an adaptation of the upcoming film Let Me in with Marc Andreyko writing and Patrick Reynolds doing the art.
The Occultist is a new book that was described as Harry Potter meets the X-Men. It is about a boy with a book that only he can read. It is written by Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson.
Finally, Joss Whedon is finishing up Buffy Season 8.