While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in the midst of a creative renaissance at IDW, with the current series making our own Best Comics of 2013 list, the publisher continues to release reprints and collections of stories that had been unavailable for years. Recently, IDW released a new hardcover edition of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 25th Anniversary Collection, which was originally published in 2009 (the actual 25th anniversary) through co-creator Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal publishing house, re-mastering the artwork and providing some stories with color for the first time.
Unlike ComicsAlliance editor Caleb Goellner -- who seems to bleed green -- I’ve only read a few issues of the new series. I really, genuinely liked it, but felt like my memories of the original comics, if not the comics themselves, were better. For that same reason, I haven’t bought a single issue of IDW’s Classics reprints; just saw enough of the first collection to know that I didn't like the cold digital coloring. Really, I didn’t want to see TMNT with new eyes; I wanted it to remain great in my recollection, rather than diminished by the reality. I didn’t want to find out that literally the most important comic in my life was reduced to trash because of the passage of time and changes in perception.
The publisher of Hellboy, Creepy Comics, Eerie Comics, To Hell You Ride, Criminal Macabre and more, Dark Horse Comics has always distinguished itself as a comic book company with a serious love for horror. Indeed, the publisher's haunting Ragemoor by Jan Strnad and Richard Corben earned a place on ComicsAlliance's list of the best comics of 2012, as did the year's particularly grim installments of B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, and the cover artwork of Colder #1 was very arguably the most startlingly horrific image to grace comic book stands (or iPads, as the case may be).
Between the awesomeness of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time video game and the... much less awesomeness of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, the equation of TMNT + time travel doesn't always equal every fan's ideal experience. When it comes to comics, however, one of the team's earliest chronal adventures is right on the money. Next week's T
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. It was a busy a
With an expansive line that includes Mike Mignola's supernatural epic Hellboy, Eric Powell's zombie-slugging The Goon, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Steve Niles' occult investigating Criminal Macabre, the new Eerie, the archives of Creepy, and new series like Tim Seeley's Ex Sanguine, Guillermo del Toro's The Strain, Lance Henriksen & Tom Mandrake's To Hell You Ride, and Paul Tobin & Juan Ferreyra's Colder, Dark Horse has a lot to offer for this year's Halloween celebration.
In honor of what I must assume is the publisher's favorite holiday, Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie is p
This year's winner of the Eisner award for Best Anthology, Dark Horse Presents has been one of ComicsAlliance's favorite titles since it was relaunched in 2011 to continue the classic and influential series' tradition of showcasing emerging talent alongside some of the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists mainstream and underground comics has to offer. Each issue comes with quirky, undiluted excursions into the minds of uniquely talented creators, usually with imm
Published between 2004 and 2006, Solo was a DC Comics anthology series with an innovative twist: each issue was created from the ground up by a single cartoonist and collaborators of his own choosing. Edited by DC's head art director Mark Chiarello (Wednesday
While the publisher's San Diego Comic-Con programming was focused on its various franchises like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dark Horse Presents, Star Wars and Bioware, Dark Horse made a number of new and returning horror comics series announcements throughout the SDCC weekend. Among them are new comics by Eric Powell, Kyle Hotz, Steve Niles, Christophe
On sale now is the fourth library edition of Hellboy, the long-running and supremely acclaimed supernatural adventure series created by Mike Mignola. Published by Dark Horse Books, the library editions present Hellboy material that was previously released as serial comic books and later paperback reprints in incredibly handsome, ov
On sale this week from Dark Horse is Hellboy: Being Human, a new one-shot comic book by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben. Another in a prestigious line of Hellboy short stories (like last month's "Buster Oakley Gets His Wish"), Being Human depicts a tale of times past, when Hellboy teamed with Roger fo
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