Matt Kindt is somewhat of Dark Horse's secret weapon these days; leading the charge with hit creator-owned books such as Mind MGMT and Dept. H. In an industry packed with franchise superheroics and licensed properties, Kindt is one of the creators leading the charge with unique concepts and innovative storytelling.
That trend is set to continue later this year with the announcement of Ether, a new creator-owned title from Dark Horse which sees Matt Kindt team with artist David Rubin which sees two worlds of science and magic collide for one intrepid explorer.
Cecil Castellucci, noted young adult novelist of such books as Boy Proof and Tin Star is also renowned for her music career with the band Nerdy Girl, and for her exemplary graphic novels such as The PLAIN Janes. Next year, Castellucci will team with artist Jose Pimienta for a depression-era graphic novel of self-discovery titled Soupy Leaves Home, to be published by Dark Horse.
Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and premiering in the October 1912 issue of pulp magazine The All-Story, Tarzan of the Apes has become one of the most well-known heroes in fiction. He's been in hundreds of films, novels and video games, with the latest film, The Legend of Tarzan, hitting theatres this past weekend.
But Tarzan has perhaps cast his biggest shadow in comics. Spanning newspaper strips, comic books and webcomics under a rainbow of comics greats, Tarzan has been a steady presence in the medium for almost 90 years.
Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, has been around for over a century, with the latest of his 200+ movies, The Legend of Tarzan, hitting theatres this past weekend. Tarzan's swung through just about every storytelling medium you can think of from TV to radio to animation and, of course, comics.
His status as one of the defining heroes of the pulp genre means he's the subject of some extraordinary comics art. We've compiled some of the best Tarzan art we could find, to give you a sense of the long comic book history of the jungle king.
John Byrne is a controversial figure in comics, all the more so as he's moved to disavow his work with mainstream publishers, yet his legacy within the industry is undeniable, and his contributions to iconic franchise properties and to early creator-owned independent work are worthy of celebration.
Born on this day in 1950, John Byrne moved from England to Canada at the age of eight, and it was here that he first encountered American superhero comics. He enrolled in --- but dropped out of --- the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, and began contributing to Roger Stern and Bob Layton’s Contemporary Pictoral Literature. Their character Rog-2000 was spotted by Charlton Comics, and the team began contributing back-up stories in the pages of E-Man.
The Nominees for the 2016 Harvey Awards have been announced, and Valiant Entertainment is definitely well-represented this year. The publisher dominates the fields with 50 total nominations. In the categories of Special Award for Humor, Best Graphic Album Previous Published, Special Award for Excellence in Presentation, and Best Domestic Reprint Project, all of the nominees save one are from Valiant.
There are of course books from other publishers also doing well, with Marvel's The Vision and Boom's Giant Days both receiving multiple nominations. Standbys like Saga and Lumberjanes are also represented.
Summer is well and truly upon us, and that means that you're probably thinking about taking a trip. The thing is, though, you don't want to just do the same things everyone else is doing, right? I mean, nothing ruins a vacation faster than having to deal with other people who also want to see the World's Largest Corndog.
So if you're looking for a good place to take a vacation, might I suggest flipping through Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Peter Bergting, and Michelle Madsen's Baltimore: Empty Graves #4? You'll get the next chapter of the supernatural mystery that they're telling, of course, but you'll also get a quirky list of offbeat vacation destinations, like "the cell in Padua where Pietro D'Abano was tortured to death by the Inquisition," or "the books in the forbidden library in Cairo"! And you can check out a preview right now!
I've been pretty up front about this before, but whenever 2000 AD's Judge Dredd manages to find himself thrown into a crossover with Aliens or Predator, the result is pretty amazing. In fact, I'd venture to say that they're arguably some of the best licensed crossover comics of all time, and will likely remain so until that magical moment where Judge Dredd vs. Archie finally becomes real. So as you might imagine, I'm pretty excited about the new crossover that throws all three of those franchises into a blender to see what happens when they all hit at the same time.
It's coming from Dark Horse and 2000 AD next month, but today, we have a preview of the action, which can no longer be contained by a single Mega City. No, this time, they're heading out to the Atomic Wasteland that is the Cursed Earth.
The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, “Which comic books should I be reading?” or, “I’m new to comics, what’s a good place to start?” The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.
It’s with these challenges in mind that we’ve created Best Comic Books Ever (This Week), an ongoing guide curated by the ComicsAlliance staff. This is where new comics readers and seasoned Wednesday shoppers alike can find our picks of the best books the medium has to offer.
Margaret Atwood is coming to comics. We've know this for a while, but now we have preview pages to prove it from her upcoming superhero graphic novel, Angel Catbird, featuring art by Johnnie Christmas and colors by Tamra Bonvillain.
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