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Mondo’s Next Amazing Screen Print Is Francesco Francavilla’s ‘The Black Beetle’ [First Look]


As fetishists for both outstanding illustration and high quality collectibles, we're very pleased to learn that Mondo, the preeminent gallery and producer of original screen-printed posters based on film and television properties, has selected The Black Beetle as the subject of its next limited edition exclusive.

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Dark Horse Superheroes: New Ongoings, Pulp Revivals and DC Refugees [Exclusive Art]


Dark Horse kicked off its Emerald City weekend with a panel dedicated to its new line of superhero characters, a push that turned out to be quite a bit more substantial than we initially thought. While the publisher had already released revivals of the Dark Horse-owned Ghost and X, the ancient pulp hero Captain Midnight and the original characters The Victories, the new year will see all of those graduated to ongoing monthly series alongside several more projects including more Black Beetle and the return of BloodHound, a lost DC Universe series that will finally be collected and continued by Dark Horse...

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Parting Shot: Black Beetle #2 ComicsPRO Variant Cover


In stores this week is Black Beetle #2, the newest issue of Francesco Francavilla's miniseries starring the eponymous pulp inspired hero. Also this week is the ComicsPRO summit, where members of the comics retail trade organization gather to discuss how best to promote progress in the direct market...

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Francesco Francavilla’s ‘Black Beetle’ #2: More of the Glorious Same [Preview]


On sale now from Dark Horse is Black Beetle: No Way Out #2, continuing cartoonist Francesco Francavilla's first long-form serial starring the eponymous costumed detective. A dedicated student of noir, pulp and superhero stylings as well as the work of classic masters like Joe Kubert and Will Eisner, Francavilla is a ComicsAlliance favorite who's synthesized with the Black Beetle a comic book that in just two issues (the sold-out Black Beetle #0 and Black Beetle #1) has delighted everyone who's read it including other comics sites and creators -- notably Jim Steranko and Matt Wagner, two artists who know something about adventure and noir comics...

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Parting Shot: Dark Horse Teases ‘Black Beetle’ #2 With New Francesco Francavilla Art


Arriving in stores this past Wednesday was Black Beetle #1, the highly anticipated new miniseries from Francesco Francavilla, and it has been met with near universal acclaim. We've written substantially about both Francavilla and his new series -- about a pulp mystery hero in the fictional Colt City -- already, and Dark Horse Comics has now provided us with a teaser image for the upcoming issue #2, which you can view in full below...

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Read 10 Pages of ‘Black Beetle: No Way Out,’ Your New Favorite Adventure Comic


We've written many times about the uncommonly beautiful artwork of Francesco Francavilla -- whose stuff you've seen in Batman: The Black Mirror, Captain America and Black Widow and more than 70 cover illustrations in 2012 alone -- and as long as he keeps putting gorgeous new stuff out, we're never going to stop...

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Francesco Francavilla’s ‘The Black Beetle: Night Shift’ is the Hottest Cape Comic You Can Buy This Week


On sale tomorrow from Dark Horse is The Black Beetle: Night Shift #0, an uncommonly beautiful little comic book written, drawn and colored by Francesco Francavilla. Originally serialized in the pages of the similarly auspicious Dark Horse Presents anthology, The Black Beetle is the purest expression yet of Eisner-winning artist Francavilla's love for pulp, mystery, noir and superhero aesthetics, qualities that art fans have seen on display in a major way with his more than 70 cover illustrations released in 2012 alone...

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‘Dark Horse Presents’ #12: Motter and Rude Make for an Ideal Anthology [Exclusive Art]


On sale today, Dark Horse Presents #12 may be the most impressive yet of Dark Horse Comics' already prestigious anthology series. The new issue is an almost ridiculous who's who of my favorite comics creators and characters including: Mike Baron & Steve Rude (new Nexus!), ...

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Dark Horse: Reissued Remender + New Oeming, Francavilla, Tobin, DeConnick, Noto & More


We already told you the great news about Dark Horse bringing Jeff Parker and Erica Moen's beloved Bucko webcomic to print, but the Oregon-based publisher came to Seattle's Emerald City Comicon with a few more cool announcements to make...

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