Mike Mignola has created a little empire around his Hellboy story continuity, and well-deserved, I would say. It really highlights the strengths of having a single writer/creator on the tiller for the whole run and the ability to keep a consistent vision. Occasionally, Mignola does allow others to play in his sandbox. Here he teams with occasional collaborator John Arcudi on the latter’s idea for a story set on the battlefields of WWII Europe. Is it a good, spooky story, or does it just further blur the line between Hellboy and Atomic Robo? Find out after the jump.
Mike Mignola, creator of the beloved character Hellboy, has just released the first issue of his newest project; Sledgehammer 44. Toted as Iron Man during World War II, this book has a lot of potential, especially from someone with as much experience as Mignola. Does it live up to this potential? Find out with your Major Spoilers review!
Dark Horse’s newest noir miniseries continues on with issue #1. Hooray for zero issues! Starring a unique lead character, is this book a thriller or just plain filler? Hit the jump to enter the world of The Creep…
At the con, Dark Horse announced a bunch of new projects that the company promises is the next evolution of the comics medium.Â Oddly, only one announcement (made yesterday) features anything to do with electronics.
Running down the list, I see one that Rodrigo will like in the form of Age of Reptiles.Â Even though IDW Announced its Archie hardcover collections, it looks like Dark Horse is also going to be offering one up.Â I’ll have to follow up on this one.Â There’s also a new One-Shot program coming out of DHC, with the mighty Conan getting featured in the first one.Â Also featured will be Hellboy, Goon, and Dr. Horrible.
Finally, Final Fantasy fans will feel fantastic over the phenomenal Final Fantasy Boxed Set.
Here’s some good news on the promoting comics and your company front – DC Comics has announced that the Superman Wednesday Comics story will be serialized in USA Today.
Starting Wednesday July 8, when the first issue of WEDNESDAY COMICS hits stands, USA TODAY will be syndicating writer John Arcudi and artist Lee Bermejoâ€™s SUPERMAN strip every week over the course of the 12-week series. The first strip will appear in print on July 8, and subsequent strips will appear each Wednesday on USATODAY.COM, day-and-date with the respective issue. Additionally, each online preview will be promoted weekly in USA TODAYâ€™s print edition.
The news from DC really makes me feel better about an industry that is trying to capture new readers.Â The only way this stunt will fail is if DC doesn’t publish the Comic Shop Locator phone number at the bottom of each installment.
It’s another month, and another roundup of comics headed our way.Â Dark Horse has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for issues arriving in February 2009.
Dark Horse Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in October 2008.Â Besides Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is always a big seller, this month will feature the return of Mike Mignola writing and illustrating Hellboy.
Dark Horse Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in September 2008.
ALIENS OMNIBUS VOLUME 5
John Arcudi (W), Jim Woodring (W), James Vance (W), John Byrne (W/A), Ron Marz (W), Mark Schultz (W), Mark Verheiden (W)
Richard Corben (A), Guy Davis (A), Bernie Wrightson (A), Duncan Fegredo (A), Arthur Adams (A), and others
On sale Nov 12
FC, 364 pages
TPB, 6″ x 9″
Living with the Alien has become a fact of lifeâ€”and deathâ€”as mankind expands throughout the galaxy. And no matter how each encounter with the deadly xenomorphs inevitably leads to disaster, manâ€™s hubris and greed just as inevitably fuel the desire to try to unlock the secrets of the demonic beastsâ€™ biology or bring the creatures under control as tools to build an even more monstrous future.
Dark Horse Comicsâ€™ critically acclaimed Aliens series set the bar for how the universe of a popular film could be expanded through graphic fiction. Aliens Omnibus Volume 5 collects more of these comics classics, featuring over 350 story pages in full color by some of the finest creators in graphic fiction.
â€¢ Collects Aliens: Alchemy #1-3, Aliens: Kidnapped TPB, Aliens: Cargo one-shot, Aliens: Survival #1-3, â€œAliens: Alienâ€ (DHC #17-19), Aliens: Earth Angel one-shot, â€œAliens: Incubationâ€ (DHP #101-102), Aliens: Havoc #1-2, Aliens: Lovesick one-shot, â€œAliens: Luckyâ€ (Decade of Dark Horse TPB)
With Hellboy II: The Golden Army coming in July, thereâ€™s no better time to get up to speed on whatâ€™s happening with the characters in the B.P.R.D. Dark Horse will be releasing three new B.P.R.D. titles by Mike Mignola and B.P.R.D. vet John Arcudi into the Hellboy Universe for summer reading pleasureâ€”with new revelations for Liz Sherman and the origin story for Johann Kraus, as well as a bit of backstory for the Bureauâ€™s battle with the infamous frog creatures.
Hey everyone, don’t forget this weekend (May 3, 2008) is free comic book day at comic book stores across the nation.
We Want Your Photos! If you attend FCBD, take some pictures and send them our way! This year FCBD falls on the same weekend as the launch of Iron Man, so expect an increase of people going in and out of stores.
Take the jump for the complete list of free comics you’ll be able to snag. There are some great titles in the list including Atomic Robo and Friends, as well as some great all ages books from Gold Sponsor Archie Comics and Bongo Comics.