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New Vampirella series from Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton debuts

Vampirella #0 Cover Variant

On sale now in all good comic shops from Dynamite Entertainment is Vampirella #0, beginning the new series from Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton. Priced at only 25 cents in the US, and 20p in the UK, it’s also available for free as a digital Édition on ComiXology. Vampirella was last spotted in 2016 doing what she does best-defending the ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Mike Mignola and Christoper Golden’s Baltimore: The Red Kingdom

Baltimore: The Red Kingdom - Cover SNIP

Mike Mignola, the legendary creator of Hellboy and New York Times bestselling novelist Christopher Golden will reunite for the epic conclusion to their comic Baltimore with Baltimore: The Red Kingdom, a five part comic book series from Dark Horse Comics co-written by Mignola and Golden, with art by award winning children’s book illustrator Peter Bergting, colours by Michelle Madsen and stunning covers ... Read More »

Jim Alexander and Will Pickering’s SF project “Savant” lands in Dark Horse Presents

Savant - Promotional Art

Savant, a comic strip originally published by British small-press publisher Planet Jimbot, is to be serialised from March onwards in multi-Eisner award-winning Dark Horse Presents. Introducing Lode from the planet Savant, having gone walkabout around the universe, she chooses to chronicle the lives of the dying. As a result seeks out war zones. She is not a harbinger of death; ... Read More »

Dark Horse Comics announces “Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow”

Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow

Geof Darrow’s slick, precise inks and stunning detail have amazed comics fans for decades, from his early work with Moebius to Hard Boiled, his first collaboration with Frank Miller, to the overwhelming success of his current series, The Shaolin Cowboy. “Geof Darrow is a master,” enthuses fellow artist Frank Quitely. “His combination of technical ability and a genuinely individual voice is ... Read More »

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 20 Years On – new Dark Horse project in the works

Buffy: The High School Years—Parental Parasite

It’s been twenty years since the hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer first premiered on Fox in the US and Dark Horse Comics is celebrating with the release of the third installment of Buffy: The High School Years, featuring executive producer Joss Whedon, author Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon), and artist Yishan Li (Buffy: The High School Years – Freaks and ... Read More »

Simon Spurrier “Power of the Dark Crystal” signing at Forbidden Planet London next month

The Power of the Dark Crystal #1

Simon Spurrier will be signing The Power of the Dark Crystal #1, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 15th February 6 – 7.00pm. Archaia, the award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and The Jim Henson Company, announced The Power of the Dark Crystal, comic last year after plans for a film sequel foundered. Based on the screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce that was written ... Read More »

Declassified: James Bond – Hammerhead #4 (Sneak Peek)

James Bond - Hammerhead #4 - Page 5 SNIP

In the latest Issue of James Bond: Hammerhead from Dynamite Entertainment, Bond finds himself at the mercy of Malfakhar, a Yemeni smuggler and black marketeer. But both men are mere pawns in a far greater game, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. As the Hammerhead weapon is deployed and the true identity of the criminal mastermind ... Read More »

US politicians up to unsavoury antics? Are these rumours the work of British ex-secret agents – or comic book writers?

Control - Graphic Novel Cover

For those of you possibly reeling at the sometimes bizarre twists and turns of the current US political scene, perhaps wondering what is real and what is true, we can’t not mention the upcoming release from Dynamite Entertainment of the collected Control  –  a comic about US politicians being blackmailed over secretly-filmed sex parties. Out in March, is this much-praised thriller ... Read More »

Creating Comics: How British actor Sydney Greenstreet inspired the look of the Kingpin – and Jabba the Hutt

The Kingpin's first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #50

Did you know British actor Sydney Greenstreet was the inspiration for not one but two comic villains – including the Marvel villain Kingpin, first brought to life on the page by John Romita Sr.? Some of our readers did I expect, but a social media post by comic book historian Alex Grand on Comic Book Historians sent me scurrying downthetubes of ... Read More »

IDW’s Judge Dredd: Deviations “Howl of the Wolf” by John McCrea coming in March 2017

John McCrea's splash page for Judge Dredd: Deviations, coming in March 2017, which the artist describes as his tribute to Steve Dillon

Coming in March 2017 from IDW is Judge Dredd: Deviations, written, drawn and coloured by John McCrea, a project the comic creator describes as a tribute “to the late, and oh so very great, Steve Dillon”. Judge Dredd fans will already know that earlier this year, IDW released a number of one-shot “Deviations” books which, just kike Marvel’s What If ... Read More »

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