After carefully reviewing all of the covers for Dark Horse books published with cover dates between January and December of 2016, we've selected a collection that runs the eye-catching, attention-grabbing gamut.
AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Vertigo series Preacher is proving to be very popular with audiences, despite the many tweaks and changes that the television series has made to the original comic’s story. The tale of Jesse Custer, Tulip O’Hare, and Cassidy has proven to be more adaptable and malleable than many fans may have thought, and the new approach to the show’s core concept opens up different avenues to update the classic Western tale.
If you love Preacher and you already know the comic from cover to cover, we’ve got five of the best independent comics for you to try next that tackle similar themes of cowboys, vampires, and how humanity relates when faced with a god.
Poppy and the Lost Lagoon is an all-ages adventure epic in the classic tradition of Tintin, but with a modern perspective on the world. It's written by Matt Kindt, of Mind MGMT fame, with art by Brian Hurtt, best known for The Sixth Gun. Having made their names doing comics for grown-ups, both creators are fully embracing the all-ages format, showing their love for old-fashioned globetrotting adventures.
Kansas City's Planet Comicon has steadily grown into what may be the biggest comics and pop culture convention in the Midwest. After spending several years in the Overland Park Convention Center, a mid-sized facility in a suburb of Kansas City, last year Planet Comicon moved to Bartle Hall, a much bigger facility in the heart of downtown. This year, the convention doubled in floorspace, drew cosplayers likes flies to vinegar, and brought in a litany of television and pop culture stars, including legendary rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, pretty much the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the puffy one himself, Sir William Freaking Shatner.
But this site is called ComicsAlliance, and what we really care about are the comics and the creators who make them. Click onwards for a sometimes-blurry Blackberry camera gallery of guests, friends, and artist alley residents of one of the fastest-growing cons in the country.
For the past few years, I've been taking a sketchbook to conventions across the country and getting pieces of art with a single theme: Characters created or co-created by the King of Comics, Jack Kirby. After 52 sketches, you'd think I'd be running out of characters, but with only a couple repeats, it's still going strong. Today, in honor of Kirby's 96th birthday, I'm putting all the sketches in one place to show some of the best artists working in comics celebrating Kirby's lasting legacy as a creator!
It looks like fans finally have a human face to place with Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's cursed comic book weapon. Laura Ramsey (The Ruins) has officially been cast as Becky Montcrief, the female lead in NBC's upcoming TV pilot based on The Sixth Gun, Oni Press's supernatural western comic created by Bunn and Hurtt...
Cullen Bunn is a name you should be getting to know. Over the last few months, the writer has been one of Marvel's fastest-rising stars, penning books like the rambunctious Captain America and... team-up book, a memorable arc on Wolverine, co-writing and then taking over Venom, co-writing the last few issues of Captain America with outgoing Marvel icon Ed Brubaker, and just ending the world with the hilarious and psychotic Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe...