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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

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Ant #1

The first issue of the adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story tells the most boring and cliché part of the story: a man learns he’s an android.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Mack
Artists:
Pascale Alixe
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 7th, 2010

The Terminator: 2029 #1

The Terminator franchise returns to comics with a story set before it all began. This story focuses on Kyle Reese, the resistance fighter who comes back in time to find Sarah Connor.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Zack Whedon
Artists:
Andy MacDonald
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 31st, 2010

The Guild #1

Felicia Day's sweetly savage sensibilities permeate this excellent first issue.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Felicia Day
Artists:
Jim Rugg
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 26th, 2010

Immortal Weapons #5

The series concludes with a strong final issue, and Iron Fist plays an important role.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Arturo Lozzi
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 27th, 2009

Immortal Weapons #4

"Immortal Weapons" continues to prove itself to be more entertaining than anyone would have thought.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Khari Evans, Victor Olazaba, Allen Martinez, Hatuey Diaz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 10th, 2009

Wednesday Comics #12

Many satisfying conclusions, and a job well done.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 23rd, 2009
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