Dark Horse Preview: Frankenstein Underground #1

Any opportunity to check out Mike Mignola’s work pre-publication is like getting a bottle of fine bourbon on Christmas day…also, that bottle has been padded with dollar bills instead of packing peanuts.  Not trying to rub it in, just really excited.

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Dark Horse Preview, The Goon: Occasion of Revenge

Occasion of Revenge #1 comes out July, and holy moley does it appear to take off with a bang!  If you’re new to The Goon, go get some trade paperbacks (story arc compilations of usually 4-6 issue collections, for those of you who don’t know the term) and start soaking this universe up!  Seriously.  Get to it.

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Remember “Avoid the Noid”?

Do you remember the game that promoted fast pizza delivery way back in the day?  Is the word “Noid” familiar? Do you know what MS-DOS or a Commodore 64 are (or rather, were)?  If you answered yes to any of these, you are almost certainly approaching 30 (if not past the mark already) or are simply cool beyond your years…at least as far as I’m concerned.

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Celebrating 20 years of Hellboy: A [moral] compass for modern comics

Today, March 22nd, has been declared “Hellboy Day” by Dark Horse comics in celebration of 20 years of one of the most celebrated characters in comic-dom.  In the spirit of this most illustrious of feast days, I decided to reflect a little on just what I have found so special about Hellboy over the years.  I think I nailed it…but maybe that’s just my ego.  Comments and criticism are welcome, as always. Continue reading

A Daniel Warren Johnson short: Pieces

Not too long ago I featured Chicago artist Daniel Warren Johnson’s webcomic, Space Mullet! in a “Webcomic of the week” post. I wanted to share another short story of his, available on his website and posted in full here as well, with permission.  

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A Dark Horse preview: The Witcher

If you like RPGs, medieval motifs and monster hunting, then you’re in for a treat.  The Witcher is a comic based on a PC hack-and-slash RPG (which was based on a book series), and is a recent addition to the Dark Horse Comics lineup.  This looks bodacious.

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First time going to a comic convention? It’s prep time!

Soooo it’s February, which means that comic, horror, sci-fi and other pop-culture convention schedules are kicking off for the year.  Spring is con season in my neck of the woods–there’s a humble page dedicated to this on the menu above–and for many that means strapping on the ‘ol cosplay boots, packing some snacks and beverages into a mostly-empty bag (gotta have room for merchandise), and setting out for the wild costumed yonder.

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