Geof Darrow has been hard at work on Shaolin Cowboy lately, but one of his most famous comics series, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, is coming back to comics in August, when Dark Horse Presents launches a new series with a new format.

The current incarnation of DHP that ran for 36 issues, each of which contained 80 pages and was sold for $7.99, ends in May. When the new DHP launches in August, issues of the new series will run 48 pages and retail for $4.99.

Other than Big Guy and Rusty, stories in the issue include Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien, Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang; Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn’s Wrestling with Demons; Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley’s Sabertooth Swordsman, and David Mack’s Kabuki. So even at a reduced size, the new version of the anthology series will fit a bunch of stories into an issue.

In an interview with CBR, Darrow promised that his new Big Guy and Rusty story would include dialogue from co-creator Frank Miller, but it will also be "just a simple thing." Considering how much detail Darrow packs into his pages, fans can probably still expect one of the most jam-packed reads of the year.


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