Hello and welcome to This Week in Dark Horse! You’ve heard my thoughts about Boom every week and now it’s time for you to hear about one of my other favorite publishers. Dark Horse has been blowing me away lately with their horror titles and everything else they’ve got going on. Check it out!
Adam.3 #1 (Of 5), $3.99
Adam.3 was interesting! (And yes, that is my very Minnesotan way of saying it wasn’t my favorite.) I liked the world a lot, the houses in the trees were great, but I just wasn’t sucked into the story. It confuses me when books create their own slang that uses words that already exist, like replacing ‘love’ with ‘heart’. However, I think that a lot of people would enjoy this book! It combines jungly aspects with futuristic technology, which is super neat.
Age Of Reptiles Ancient Egyptians #3 (Of 4), $3.99
This comic is so cool. It’s not that often that I read comics without words these days and even less often that I’m totally enthralled with them. But Age of Reptiles has everything. Dinosaurs. Really cool colors. More Dinosaurs. I mean, what more could you want? It’s a rough world out there for these dinos and watching them navigate it kind of makes you appreciate what you’ve got. Definitely check it out.
Angel And Faith Season 10 #17 (Cover A Scott Fischer), $3.99
Angel And Faith Season 10 #17 (Cover B Mike Norton & Mark Englert), $3.99
Angel and Faith is full of vampire slaying goodness. And what better place for the evil eradicating to take place than a prep school.
Baltimore: The Cult Of The Red King #4 (Of 5), $3.99
I haven’t read Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King because I’m always nervous about reading a book if I haven’t read the past volumes of the series. However, I’ve heard that The Cult of the Red King is a great jumping on point!
Barb Wire #2, $3.99
I read the first issue of Barb Wire, but haven’t read the second yet. I actually like it better than I thought I would. It’s not really my type of book, but it took a turn for the better that I did not expect! At the beginning I was thinking, “Here we go another female bounty hunter with tight clothes. Cool.” However, there was actually a lot more to it! The gang relations in this comic and the new threat that leads the opposing sides to work together create a really fun dynamic that is full of action and plenty of beautiful people of every gender.
Creepy Comics #21, $3.99
Creepy Comics are so great. Dark Horse has really been killing it with the horror lately and Creepy Comics is a classic example of why Dark Horse does horror right. It’s spooky, it’s fun, and it reminds me of reading those old Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books, which is awesome.
Neverboy #6 (Of 6), $3.99
Neverboy is one of my absolute favorite comics series that I’ve read recently. I’m really hoping that it will continue in the future, although this arc is finished. Neverboy is told from the perspective of an imaginary friend who’s child creator has passed away. To stay in the human world and not go back to the world of imagination, Neverboy has to take drugs. While this works out for awhile, things get crazy and the world of imagination is in peril. Neverboy is full of wicked cool art and whimsical creatures. It ended really satisfyingly as well, which can be hard to do. Read it. Seriously.
This Damned Band #1 (Of 6), $3.99
This Damned Band kind of reminds me of Almost Famous. There is a band that does drugs and has to maintain an image. Instead of doing interviews for a magazine article, they are filming a documentary. I really enjoyed this first issue. I’m super intrigued by the tagline, “1974: the world’s most famous rock band thought they were ‘worshiping Satan,’ only to find they were actually . . . worshiping Satan.” In this first issue, we’re still just at the thinking they worship Satan point, with hints of the occult peaking through a drug induced hallucination, so I’m excited to see them actually realize what they’ve been doing all along.
The Witcher Fox Children #5 (Of 5), $3.99
I haven’t read The Witcher, but I have watched my friend play the videogame and from what I’ve seen, I think this is a comic I need to start reading. It has amazingly cool fantasy elements and also Geralt is pretty attractive for a videogame character. I’m going to add this book to my ever increasing list.