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Damn that is a lot to try and say, and even worse to try and type when you are still half asleep. Several months ago, I mentioned some really cool steam punk prop replica sci-fi guns from Weta. While a tad expensive, they are superb recreations of what might have been had our world taken a different turn instead of going down the atomic path. Now Weta Workshop conceptual designer Greg Broadmore ha written and illustrated Doctor Grordbort’s Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory that showcases dozens of arcane inventions, contraptions and weapons. “As a kid I was massively inspired and awed by
When Hellgate: London launches October 31, fans of the game will be able to get their hands on a special edition that features all of the Hellgate: London comics from Dark Horse Comics. In addition to the Hellgate: London game and the exclusive, special-edition, 104 page Hellgate: London graphic novel, the collector’s set will also include a bonus DVD of The Making of Hellgate: London, as well as the game soundtrack, and a special Hellgate: London world map. I figured this might be of interest to some of you out there… via Dark Horse Comics
Or – “Treat The Other Man’s Faith Gently…” Even knowing what a good writer Bryan K. Vaughan is from Runaways, Y: The Last Man, and various and sundry other works, I have to admit that I was a little concerned to hear that other writers would be handling parts of the Buffy: Season 8 series. I am officially thrilled to know that (at least in the case of BKV) the characters and mise en scene established are strong enough to make the change with aplomb, and that Vaughan has a lock on Whedon-esque dialogue and a knack for drama, not
Dark Horse Comics has sent Major Spoilers the solicitation information and cover images for titles shipping in January 2008. Guess the company wants to get you worked up over items shipping next year, and right they should. With BPRD, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the third volume of Empowered, it’s going to be a great month.
Dark Horse Comics has announced Abe Sapien: The Drowning will feature the water breather in his own five-part miniseries. A century ago, paranormal investigator Edward Grey fought and destroyed a powerful warlock off the island of Saint Sebastian. In the early 1980s, the B.P.R.D.’s special agent Abe Sapien was sent to retrieve the warlock’s remains. This simple mission turns to disaster and Abe Sapien finds himself alone against supernatural forces older than mankind. The first issue will land in stores in January 2008 for $2.99. via Dark Horse
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores September 26, 2007. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. This list was last updated September 25, 2007.
Eric Powell is back on the Goon, and in November fans will get the entire backstory on who is the Goon. The Goon: Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker tells the story of the Goon’s formative backstory in a trade paperback. “I put my heart and soul into this book,” says Powell. “If you people don’t buy it and love it . . . well, you’re soulless animals. Thanks for crushing my dreams.” The Goon: Chinatown is due November 21 for $19.95. via Dark Horse
For those who have been longing for new adventures of Groo, Dark Horse Comics is gearing up for Groo: Hell on Earth. The end is near. The world is faced with insurmountable disasters—the planet getting hotter, glaciers melting, air becoming unbreatheable—that’s even before Groo gets involved in them. You can imagine how much worse things get with him around. Talk about going from worse to even worse. The only good thing is that Groo is back and celebrating twenty-five years of laughs! Groo: Hell on Earth is written by Mark Evanier, with art by Sergio Aragones, colors by Tom Luth,
Dark Horse Comics has announced a huge Star Wars crossover event that will spill through the pages of Knights of the Old Republic, Legacy, Rebellion, and Dark Times and will introduce new characters that will tie all the titles together. When a terrible vision reaching more than 4,000 years into the future alerts the secret Jedi Covenant to the importance of Taris, they activate an operative already on this planet overrun by Mandalorians. There, in the deadly Undercity, a monstrous, ancient threat is unleashed that plunges Zayne Carrick, the Padawan accused of killing his fellow students, into an adventure which
Where else are you going to find a lobster fighting a gorilla? From Lobster Johnson #1 by Mike Mignola and Jason Armstrong. I totally loved this issue that harkens back to the pulp adventures of Doc Savage, the Shadow, and Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher. Love it, love it, love it. And it isn’t a one shot, we’re getting five issues of Lobster Johnson goodness in The Iron Prometheus. Hopefully everyone will go out and buy this series so Mike and Dark Horse will make more. And yes, I’m aware this panel is from last week, but I just got my
Dark Horse Comics has sent Major Spoilers the solicitation information and cover images for titles shipping in December 2007. Take the jump for the complete list that includes all the Indiana Jones you could want in one volume, Mike Mignola goodness, everyone’s favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and Faith too), lots of Conan, and Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars!
Or – “My Fair Slay-dy…” In a very deeply hidden part of myself, I’ve always harbored a secret love for rogue Slayer Faith. Maybe it’s the dark eyes, maybe it’s her street-smart and sexy facade, maybe it’s just that I’ve always preferred brunettes to blondes, but somehow Faith has managed to eclipse even Buffy herself as my fave-rave Sunnydale character (though Spike runs a close second.) Add to that the literary stylings of the awesome Brian K. Vaughan, and we’re looking at an issue that I’ve been looking forward to, even given that the first five were pretty awesome in and
If you haven’t read Empowered by Adam Warren, then you are missing out one some great satire and great art. Dark Horse let Major Spoilers know the second volume of Empowered is set to arrive September 19, 2007. Empowered returns for further misadventures as the peril-prone girl-wonder struggles with life on the super-heroic C-list! Clad ¬– or unclad, as fate would too often have it – in her embarrassingly revealing and maddeningly unreliable super-suit, she fights a never ending battle against overly sensitive super-villains, irrationally envious super-heroines, and her own body-image issues! Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Thugboy, plays with fire when