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‘BPRD: Vampire’ #1 Is A Beautiful Start, But Thin


On sale this week is B.P.R.D.: Vampire #1, a direct follow-up to B.P.R.D.: 1948, written (with an assist by Mike Mignola) and drawn by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, colored by Dave Stewart, and lettered by Clem Robins. "Is it prett...

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The Creators Of ECCC 2013 [Photo Gallery]


Where some conventions skew more toward pop culture than comic books, this past weekend's Emerald City Comicon 2013 stocked Seattle with hundreds of prominent creators from every corner of the medium...

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The Phil Coulson Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2012, Part 5


We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon...

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‘Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 2′ Collection is the Best Looking Anthology of the Holiday Season


Released around this time last year, the first hardcover collection of Rocketeer Adventures anthology quickly shot to the top of my list of 2011's best looking comic books. Created by the late Dave Stevens, The Rocketeer offers creators a platter of uncommon beauties with which to work --the gorgeous pre-war period and associated Americana, the masterful Rocketeer character design, and the stunning Betty, modeled after pin-up legend Bettie Page -- making Rocketeer Adventures essential reading for fans of classic comic book storytelling, great illustration and genuinely fun stories of adventure and romance...

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Sex & Violence Comix: Conan The Barbarian


Brian Wood's scripting the latest relaunch of Robert E. Howard's Conan character, this time in a series called Conan the Barbarian. The DMZ and The Massive writer is using Howard's short story "Queen of the Black Coast" as a springboard for new stories featuring the barbarian...

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Wood and Donaldson’s ‘The Massive’ Begins Its Ongoing Voyage [Preview]


Nearly a full year since the project was first announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego, The Massive #1 is finally setting sail from Dark Horse Comics next week. Created by Brian Wood (DMZ, Ultimate Comics X-Men) and Kristian Donaldson (Super Market, DMZ), the story of a ship and its environmentalist crew who scour the world for missing comrades in the wake of "The Crash," the kind of apocalyptic ecological disaster that's been predicted for many years, The Massive began its voyage as a three-part serial in the Dark Horse Presents anthology before quickly upgrading to ongoing series...

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Fan-Favorite B.P.R.D. Weirdo Gets an Origin in ‘The Transformation of J.H. O’Donnell’ [Preview]


On sale now from Dark Horse is B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell, a special one-shot issue co-written by Mike Mignola and his longtime editor Scott Allie and featuring the excellent artwork of Max Fiumara (Four Eyes, Spider-Island: I Love New York City)...

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First Look Dark Horse Covers for July: Bagge, Carnevale, Grampa, Hernandez, Kindt and Leon


It's going to be a lovely July, when Dark Horse beautifies new comics racks with illustrations by such auspicious artists as Peter Bagge (Reset #4), Massimo Carnevale (Conan the Barbarian #6), Gilbert Hernandez (Fatima: The Blood Spinners #2), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), and J...

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‘The Shade’ Takes Darwyn Cooke & J. Bone to Times Past [Preview]


Spinning off from Starman, the James Robinson and Tony Harris' DC Comics magnum opus of the 1990s, The Shade is a twelve-issue miniseries that revisits figures from the titular immortal's past in a globe-spanning adventure that seeks to resolve a conspiracy to murder the former villain...

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Can Kate Kane Outrun Cameron Chase? Find Out in ‘Batwoman’ #3 [Preview]


On sale now from DC Comics is Batwoman #3, continuing the adventures of "estranged daughter, grieving sister, proud lesbian, brave soldier, determined hero" and New 52 breakout star Kate Kane. Written by JH Williams III and W...

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