The hallmark anthology Dark Horse Presents continues with another spectacular eighty-page issue! In this installment, stories by creators Howard Chaykin, Carla Speed McNeil, and Sanford Greene continue, now joined by an exciting new short from Ricardo Delgado, creator of Age of Reptiles.
“When Mike Richardson invited me to contribute a story to Dark Horse Presents, I felt humbled to be part of such a line of fine storytellers,” recalls Delgado. “With my excursion into the short-story format, with an Age of Reptiles tale called ‘The Body,’ I’m contemplating the last great adventure . . . known as death. ‘What would it be like to have a predatory dinosaur chase me down and close its jaws around my neck?’ I’ve wondered. ‘How would it feel to have my life force leave me as I know for certain that I am about to be consumed?’ Or, even more dramatic, ‘How would it feel to be consumed as consciousness slowly drains out of me?’ In addition to being sort of a warm-up to my fourth dinosaur-populated miniseries, Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians, this story actually comforts me on metaphysical, universal, and philosophical levels. Everything is linked to everything, and we can find poetry in all things, including newborn flowers growing delicately out of a drying, crushed eye socket.”
Delgado, a prolific development and storyboard artist who has worked on such hit films as Men in Black, The Incredibles, WALL-E, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the Matrix series, first brought Age of Reptiles to Dark Horse Comics in 1993 and has since received Eisner Awards for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition and Best Limited Series.
Dark Horse Presents #4 is on sale September 21, 2011.
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Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.