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Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #1

J. Michael Straczynski and Pete Woods bring more revelations about the origins of the Terminators and Skynet in "Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 5th, 2013

Elfquest: The Final Quest

Wendy and Richard Pini begin the final "Elfquest" tale by bringing back just about every character from the last 35 years.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Artists:
Wendy Pini
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
October 14th, 2013

The Occultist #1

Tim Seeley and Mike Norton bring back their college-age magician in "The Occultist" #1, starting a mini-series that feels anything but magical.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
October 4th, 2013

Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein #1

"Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein" #1 provides an irreverent look at the supernatural underbelly of Los Angeles and brings Frankenstein's monster to town for more irreverence.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Steve Niles
Artists:
Christopher Mitten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 25th, 2013

Kiss Me Satan #1

Victor Gischler and Juan Ferreyra develop a vivid new world of werewolves, witches, vampires, and more for New Orlean's seedy underbelly in "Kiss Me, Satan!" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 23rd, 2013

Brain Boy #1

"Brain Boy" #1 feels like a fresh concept from Fred Van Lente and R.B. Silva, but in reality, this title is a revival of a Dell title that is over fifty years old.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
R.B. Silva, Rob Lean
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 11th, 2013

Dark Horse Presents #27

"Dark Horse Presents" #27 has far more hits than misses, especially since to David Lapham, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Steve Lieber, Jane Espenson, Karl Moline, Steve Niles, and Menton3.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham, Steve Niles, Peter Bagge, Michael T. Gilbert, Janet Gilbert, Ron Randall, Phil Stanford, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Jane Espenson, Andrew Vachss, Mike Richardson, Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal
Artists:
David Lapham, Menton3, Peter Bagge, Michael T. Gilbert, Ron Randall, Patric Reynolds, Steve Lieber, Karl Moline, Andy Owens, Dominic Reardon, Melissa Curtin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2013

Captain Midnight #1

"Captain Midnight" #1 has Joshua Williamson and Fernando kick off an ongoing series (after a "Dark Horse Presents" introduction), and this time-displaced hero's outing feels solid if average.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Fernando Dagnino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 31st, 2013

Blood Brothers #1

After a thousand or so years of friendship, vampires Nick and Tree have seen a fair share of history -- but they may not see what's coming for them in Mike Gagerman, Andrew Waller, Etan Cohen and Evan Shaner's "Blood Brothers" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Gagerman, Andrew Waller, Etan Cohen
Artists:
Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
July 22nd, 2013

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #2

"The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys" #2 by Gerard Way, Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan further defines the divide between the City and the Desert and the beliefs of the Ultra-Vs vs. those of the last remaining Killjoy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Gerard Way, Shaun Simon
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 15th, 2013

Captain Midnight

One-time radio star Captain Midnight makes his way to Dark Horse's comic book stable in "Captain Midnight" #0 by writer Joshua Williamson and artists Victor Ibáñez, Pere Pérez.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Victor Ibanez, Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 19th, 2013

Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #1

Steve Niles, Matt Santoro and Dave Wachter drop readers into the early days of World War II in "Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem" #1, and while the story is a charmer, it's the amazing art that sets this issue apart.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Steve Niles, Matt Santoro
Artists:
Dave Wachter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 14th, 2013

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1

Style is substance in Gerard Way and Becky Cloonan's latest, a flashy debut issue that hints at greatness on the level of "Umbrella Academy" but doesn't quite deliver.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Gerard Way, Shaun Simon
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
June 14th, 2013

The Black Beetle #2

Francesco Francavilla's "The Black Beetle" #2 proves that the previous issue wasn't a fluke, as it mixes superheroics with hard-boiled crime and high adventure.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 22nd, 2013

The Black Beetle #1

Francesco Francavilla brings both the pulp and the goodness to the pulpy heroic goodness of "The Black Beetle" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 16th, 2013

The Black Beetle

"The Black Beetle" #0 by Francesco Francavilla is a moody pulp action comic that scores beautifully on many fronts.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 19th, 2012

Colder #2

"Colder" #2 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra gives readers a longer look into The Hungry World. Nimble Jack continues his spree of parasitic madness while Declan and Reece have an overly expository Q&A session.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 10th, 2012

Colder #1

Despite an over-the-top cover, "Colder" #1 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra is not splatter horror, but the beginning of a strange and original psychological thriller with a heart-thumping cliffhanger at issue's end.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 7th, 2012

The Creep #2

Don't be scared by the title; with its investigation into the death of two teens, "The Creep" is rapidly turning out to be one of the best mini-series of the year, courtesy John Arcudi and Jonathan Case.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi
Artists:
Jonathan Case
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 15th, 2012

Eerie Comics #1

"Eerie Comics" comes back to life, but this revival feels a bit too dated.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham, Bill Dubay, Christopher A. Taylor, Bruce Jones
Artists:
David Lapham, Bill Dubay, Rafa Garres, Richard Corben
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 11th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #11

"Dark Horse Presents" continues to provide a lot of bang for your buck.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla, Steve Horton, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Evan Dorkin, Mike Richardson, Tim Seeley, John Arcudi, Andrew Vachss, Neal Adams, Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla, Michael Dialynas, Carla Speed McNeil, Christopher Mitten, Evan Dorkin, Victor Drujiniu, Jonathan Case, Geof Darrow, Neal Adams, Luke Radl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 18th, 2012

Ragemoor #1

"Ragemoor" is a disturbing experiment in gothic style and brutal storytelling.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jan Strnad
Artists:
Richard Corben
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
March 22nd, 2012

Orchid #5

The second installment of "Orchid" kicks off in strong fashion, providing fun characterization and successfully integrating new readers into an already-established world.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tom Morello
Artists:
Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Adam J. Langton
March 16th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #6

There's a lot to love about the latest "Dark Horse Presents" to more than cover for an occasional misstep.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter Hogan, Carla Speed McNeil, Filipe Melo, Evan Dorkin, Fabio Moon, Neal Adams, Steve Niles, Robert Love, David Walker, Howard Chaykin, Andi Watson
Artists:
Steve Parkhouse, Carla Speed McNeil, Juan Cavia, Jill Thompson, Fabio Moon, Neal Adams, Christopher Mitten, Robert Love, Howard Chaykin, Andi Watson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2011

Orchid #1

This dystopian adventure story has an interesting premise, but it’s buried in too many elements and an unfortunately inconsistent execution.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tom Morello
Artists:
Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 12th, 2011

Daredevil #1

With a spring in his step and a smile on his face, Daredevil returns to monthly comics. Mark Waid's writing it and Paolo Rivera's drawing it. Oh! Marcos Martin draws some too.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera, Marcos Martin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 20th, 2011

Creepy #6

Zombie westerns and body swapping nightmares, there’s horror in these here pages and that’s without mentioning the creepy clown.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joe R Lansdale, Christopher A Taylor, Alice Henderson, Dan Braun, Craig Haffner, Archie Goodwin
Artists:
Nathan Fox, Jason Shawn Alexander, Kevin Ferrera, Garry Brown, Neal Adams
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 2nd, 2011

Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1

“Fear gives Man-Thing dangerous powers. Now it’s too much fear and too much power.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brandon Montclare
Artists:
Michael William Kaluta, Ryan Bodenheim, Simon Bisley
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 9th, 2011

Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1

Mag, Zone, and the rest fight their way through the post-Dollhouse apocalypse in this prequel/sequel to the TV series.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 4th, 2011

Captain America And Batroc #1

Batroc is a flying foot for hire within the crime game, but his one true event is something he’ll always try to improve at: kicking Captain America in the chest.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Renato Arlem
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
March 25th, 2011

Emma #1

Nancy Butler and Janet K. Lee try their hand at adapting Jane Austen’s “Emma,” a story of a witty matchmaker that finds happy matches all around her, except for the one standing right in front of her for herself.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nancy Butler
Artists:
Janet K. Lee
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 6th, 2011

Widowmaker #4

“Pull any gear you have that goes boom. We’re going to need every bit of explosive power if we’re going to survive.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Lorenzo Ruggiero, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 10th, 2011

Mighty Samson #1

Never before have I wanted to see a comic book crushed by a falling temple, until I read "Mighty Samson" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jim Shooter, J.C. Vaughn
Artists:
Patrick Olliffe
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 16th, 2010

The Occultist #1

A young man, a mystical book, solid writing, a set up for plenty of further wacky tales. Check this out.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Victor Drujiniu, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 15th, 2010

Black Widow #8

Black Widow races through spy set pieces and tropes but never really earns her survival. A flat end from a brilliant start.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Manuel Garcia
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 27th, 2010

Black Widow #7

Black Widow uses all her charm to get into Nick Crane’s… thoughts. Could you resist?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Manuel Garcia
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 29th, 2010

Magnus, Robot Fighter #2

Magnus takes down human traffickers! And fights some robots, of course.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jim Shooter
Artists:
Bill Reinhold, Mike Manley
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 19th, 2010

Turok, Son of Stone #1

Native Americans and dinosaurs: isn’t this why comic books were invented?

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jim Shooter, Gaylord Dubois
Artists:
Eduardo Francisco, Rex Mason
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 18th, 2010

The Terminator: 1984 #1

Didn't read "The Terminator: 2029" either? Don't worry, this sequel mini-series is still accessible and easy to follow.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Zach Whedon
Artists:
Andy MacDonald
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 30th, 2010

Black Widow #6

Dead politicians carve a web around the Widow that’s full of counter-agents and spy-fu.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Lorenzo Ruggiero
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 24th, 2010

Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #2

"Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom" is telling a story with a writer who has a lack of imagination, but I think it's inadvertently hitting too close to home.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jim Shooter
Artists:
Roger Robinson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2010

Magnus, Robot Fighter #1

“Blip-off-any-interference.” Sage advice delivered so very early in this issue. I just might follow that advice today.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jim Shooter, Russ Manning
Artists:
Bill Reinhold, Russ Manning
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 5th, 2010

Black Widow #4

Black Widow continues to trail those that have wronged her. Much ass-kicking ensues.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Daniel Acuña
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 26th, 2010

Predators: Preserve the Game #1

A good sequel to the movie, acting more as a lost fourth act than a sequel.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Allan Jefferson, David Rivera, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 15th, 2010

Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #1

"Doctor Solar" finds a new home with Dark Horse. There's good and bad to be found here.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jim Shooter, Paul S. Newman
Artists:
Dennis Calero, Bob Fujitani
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 14th, 2010

Predators #1

A prequel to the upcoming movie, this first issue offers the beginning to two stories, each focusing on different elements from the movie.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko, David Lapham
Artists:
Guilherme Balbi, Jose Verissimo, Gabriel Guzman, Mariano Taibo
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 9th, 2010

Buzzard #1

From the pages of "The Goon," here comes Buzzard, a gruff old bird who rides upon a pale horse.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Eric Powell
Artists:
Eric Powell, Kyle Hotz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 9th, 2010

Creepy #3

A mediocre horror anthology with a few high spots, but not many.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Dan Braun, Craig Haffner, Doug Moench, Joe Harris, Cory Goodfellow, Kevin Ferrera, Shawna Gore, Nicola Cuti
Artists:
Dennis Calero, Angelo Torres, Jason Shawn Alexander, Kevin Ferrera, Greg Scott, Ken Barr
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 24th, 2010

Enter the Heroic Age #1

A sampler of eight-page stories designed to entice you to check out one of five new(ish) titles from Marvel. Perhaps Marvel should have titled it "Tales to Entice."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos N. Gage, Jeff Parker, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jim McCann
Artists:
Mike McKone, Gabriel Hardman, Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Jamie McKelvie, David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez, Kevin Walker
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 20th, 2010

Black Widow #1

"CROK!" That's the sound of the Black Rose being kicked in the nether regions by the Black Widow. How else should you start a series starring Natasha Romanov?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Daniel Acuna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 14th, 2010
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