Abe Sapien appears in his brand new ongoing series. After coming out of his coma to a brand new world, Abe heads out to try to chase some leads on an incident in San Diego. Will be successful or does the B.P.R.D. have other plans for the runaway agent? More after the jump!
Looking for something good to read this week? The Major Spoilers Staff has sifted through this week’s releases and have picked a number of books you might want to check out as well.
Itâ€™s no secret that Dark Horse loves comics, but perhaps lesser known is the fact that Dark Horse loves baseball, too!
In celebration of the summer season and Americaâ€™s greatest pastime, Dark Horse Comics and Challenge Online Games have teamed up to create the greatest sports franchise ever. In a move that will have agents talking for weeks, Baseball Boss will now feature Dark Horse players, including Concrete, Hellboy, Abe Sapien (B.P.R.D.), X, Rumor and Kraken (The Umbrella Academy), the Mask, Conan, King Kull, Cal McDonald (Criminal Macabre), SpyBoy, Ghost, the Goon, Grendel Prime, the Occultist, Go Boy 7, and Heath Huston (Fear Agent).
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores September 24, 2008. 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 23, 2008.
Dark Horse Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in August 2008.
On sale Oct 1
FC, 144 pages
TPB, 7″ x 10″
A century ago, paranormal investigator Edward Gray fought and destroyed a powerful warlock off the coast of the island of Saintâ€”SÃ©bastien. In the early 1980s, the B.P.R.D.â€™s newest agent was sent to retrieve the warlockâ€™s remains. But Abe Sapien is ill prepared for the dark forces that block his way. Written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, and featuring the haunting art of Jason Shawn Alexander (Damn Nation, The Secret, The Escapists), Abe Sapien: The Drowning is the story of Hellboy and B.P.R.D. mainstay Abe Sapienâ€™s first solo adventure.
â€¢ â€œFor fans of Mignolaâ€™s writing and the character of Abe Sapien this one is a must-have.â€ â€“Broken Frontier
â€¢ Collects Abe Sapien: The Drowning #1-5.
Under the terms of the deal, Universal would have creative access to all Dark Horse characters and properties, as well as any material that Dark Horse might acquire on its own and want to develop as a motion picture. In addition, Dark Horse would have the opportunity to distribute movies through Universal.
Currently Hellboy II: The Golden Army will be released through Universal Pictures on July 11, 2008.
Mike Richardson, founder and President of Dark Horse said in a prepared statement, “We’ve worked with many studios and have had several great experiences, but we are particularly happy to be joining forces with Universal Pictures in this deal. We feel a real connection with their vision and the energy and creativity they bring to developing our properties. We are also excited by the option that we’ll have to independently produce our own material and distribute it through Universal; their flexibility in this collaboration is what we were looking for, and we’re glad we found it.”
With the exception of the Aliens, Predator, Terminator, and Star Wars titles Dark Horse publishes, which wouldn’t be included in the deal, titles like The Goon, Abe Sapien, and possibly Umbrella Academy could be on the silver screen in the future.
Dark Horse has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in June 2008. On my list? Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D., Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a brand new Indiana Jones title.