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Weird Detective #1

The title of "Weird Detective" #1 aptly describes Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova's protagonist in every way possible, and it's that seeming quirkiness that carries this surprise-filled issue.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Guiu Vilanova
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 16th, 2016

Green Arrow #1

In Benjamin Percy and Otto Schmidt's "Green Arrow" #1, Black Canary issues Oliver a warning about his crime-fighting methods, even as danger looms heavily around the corner.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Benjamin Percy
Artists:
Otto Schmidt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 15th, 2016

Green Arrow: Rebirth #1

Oliver and Dinah take on a human trafficking ring in Benjamin Percy and Otto Schmidt's "Green Arrow: Rebirth" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Benjamin Percy
Artists:
Otto Schmidt
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
June 6th, 2016

Aliens: Defiance #1

In "Aliens: Defiance #1," Brian Wood and Tristan Jones know when to rely on oft-used "Aliens" tropes and when to slightly tweak them, evoking the intended tension and fear but also including a surprise or two.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Tristan Jones
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 27th, 2016

House of Penance #1

Peter J. Tomasi and Ian Bertram forge a downright creepy and horrific tale in "House of Penance" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ian Bertram
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 13th, 2016

Fight Club 2 #10

Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart explore the true nature of Tyler Durden in "Fight Club 2" #10, and the ultimate twist makes this issue feel as much like an epilogue as it does a fitting conclusion.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Chuck Palahniuk
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
March 30th, 2016

The Shadow Glass #1

In Aly Fell's "The Shadow Glass" #1, Rosalind hears two pieces of upsetting news that end up drawing her deeper into the secrets of Dr. John Dee, an occultist and an adviser to Queen Elizabeth.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Aly Fell
Artists:
Aly Fell
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 28th, 2016

Huck #5

"Huck" #5 plunges further into Huck's origin as he's dragged back to Russia, but Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's comic was more engrossing when it was less about Huck's powers and more about his personality.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 21st, 2016

Huck #3

Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque continue their cheerful, upbeat story in "Huck" #3, even as those around our hero try to exploit him and his abilities.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 18th, 2016

Fight Club 2 #6

Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's "Fight Club 2" #6 gets progressively twistier as we learn more about the real nature of Tyler and the potential danger in store for his/Sebastian's son.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Chuck Palahniuk
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 28th, 2015

The Rook #1

Steven Grant and Paul Gulacy's relaunch of "The Rook" #1 has potential but is off to a rocky start.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Steven Grant
Artists:
Paul Gulacy
Reviewer:
Matt Little
October 21st, 2015

Huck #1

Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque deliver an earnest take on a small town superhero in "Huck" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Matt Little
October 19th, 2015

Fight Club 2 #5

Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart introduce new developments and use elements from the original story with fresh twists in "Fight Club 2" #5.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Chuck Palahniuk
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 24th, 2015

I Hate Fairyland #1

Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu introduce readers to a hilariously violent fantasy world in "I Hate Fairyland" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Skottie Young
Artists:
Skottie Young
Reviewer:
Matt Little
August 19th, 2015

Fight Club 2 #2

Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart uncover some new history about the man trying not to be Tyler Durden in "Fight Club 2" #2.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Chuck Palahniuk
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 24th, 2015

The Order of the Forge #1

George Washington is a totally different kind of hero in the not-too-serious but capably executed "The Order of the Forge" #1 by Donn D. Berdahl, Victor Gischler and Tazio Bettin.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Donn D. Berdahl, Victor Gischler
Artists:
Tazio Bettin
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 29th, 2015

Fight Club 2 #1

Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart bring the sequel to one of the writer's most famous works to life in "Fight Club 2" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Chuck Palahniuk
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Matt Little
April 28th, 2015

Ei8ht #3

Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson continue their science-fiction action thriller in "Ei8ht" #3, as Joshua begins to recall his mission.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 16th, 2015

EI8HT #2

Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson's "EI8HT" #2 introduces a new plot thread and advances the previous one but breaks away to explore the circumstance of a far-off land.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
March 18th, 2015

Prometheus: Fire and Stone -- Omega #1

Elden lands on LV-223 and the survivors make a last-ditch effort in Kelly Sue DeConnick and Agustin Alessio's "Prometheus: Fire and Stone -- Omega" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Agustin Alessio
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 13th, 2015

Rat God #1

Richard Corben takes readers on a wild journey through the rugged wilderness, mixing times and stories in a fast-moving, mysterious new adventure.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Richard Corben
Artists:
Richard Corben
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 9th, 2015

Neverboy #1

Neverboy tries to escape to a new reality, but his time may have run out in Shaun Simon and Tyler Jenkins' "Neverboy" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Shaun Simon
Artists:
Tyler Jenkins
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 30th, 2015

Ei8ht #1

Best known as the artist of "American Vampire," Rafael Albuquerque introduces readers to a whole new dimension as he handles double-duty writing and drawing "Ei8ht" #1 with a scripting assist from Mike Johnson.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 20th, 2015

Elfquest: The Final Quest #6

Wendy and Richard Pini use "Elfquest: The Final Quest" #6 to stop, regroup, and setup the next part of the storyline; there's a lot of exposition and talking here, and while it's necessary it's also not riveting.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Artists:
Wendy Pini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 1st, 2014

Resurrectionists #1

An art thief begins to discover he can access his past lives, and vice versa, in Fred Van Lente and Maurizio Rosenzweig’s “Resurrectionists” #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Maurizio Rosenzweig, Moreno Dinisio
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 13th, 2014

Aliens: Fire and Stone #2

A subdued, restrained mood dominates Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds' "Aliens: Fire and Stone" #2, an otherwise decent chapter in a mega-arc that further ties the "Aliens" and "Prometheus" films together.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Patric Reynolds
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 29th, 2014

Predator: Fire and Stone #1

A Predator is aboard the Perses, but it may not be after the crew in "Predator: Fire and Stone" by Joshua Williamson and Christopher Mooneyham.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Christopher Mooneyham
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 24th, 2014

Father's Day #1

A hitman in hiding is tracked down by his daughter and more in "Father's Day" #1 by Mike Richardson and Gabriel Guzman.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Richardson
Artists:
Gabriel Guzman
Reviewer:
Matt Little
October 22nd, 2014

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2

Paul Tobin manages a compelling story in between a derivative opening sequence and an already-spoiled cliffhanger in "Prometheus: Fire and Stone" #2, set in a world both lavishly but uneasily illustrated by Juan Ferreyra & Eduardo Ferreyra.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 15th, 2014

Alien Vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1

Elden invades the Geryon armada, but he's not the only surprise guest in Christopher Sebela and Ariel Olivetti's "Aliens Vs. Predator: Fire and Stone" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 13th, 2014

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 #1

"CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014" is another strong issue of the yearly anthology, with contributions from Brian Wood and Audrey Wood, Terry and Rachel Dodson, Stan Sakai, Jonathan Hickman and Declan Shalvey, among others.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Tara Butters, Amy Chu, Luke Dunlavey, Chris Eliopoulos, Al Ewing, Robin Furth, Tom Fowler, Marc Guggenheim, Jonathan Hickman, Mariah Huehner, Meryl Jaffe, Jeremy Lambert, Jeff Parker, Joe Quinones, Rob Reger, Stan Sakai, Joey Weiser, Maris Wicks, Brian Wo
Artists:
Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson, Ryan Dunlavey, Chris Eliopoulos, Rich Elson, Cat Ferris, Tom Fowler, Jonathan Hickman, Matthew Holm, Janet K. Lee, Joe Quinones, Stan Sakai, Declan Shalvey, Dylan Todd, Emma Vieceli, Joey Weiser, Shannon Wheeler, Maris Wicks
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 13th, 2014

Aliens: Fire and Stone #1

"Aliens: Fire and Stone" #1 is a prequel to the "Aliens" film, when Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds show us what happens when an escape from Acheron takes the colonists to the one place even worse than their home.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Patric Reynolds
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 24th, 2014

Deep Gravity #3

Mike Richardson's outer space story in "Deep Gravity" #3 is tightly executed by scripters Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko, borrowing from some of the greatest space movies while being convincingly illustrated by Fernando Baldó.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Richardson, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko
Artists:
Fernando Baldó
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 24th, 2014

Dark Horse Presents #2

"Dark Horse Presents" #2 is like many anthologies; some pieces are stronger than others, but there's enough to make you get your money's worth, and no duds.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter Hogan, Brendan McCarthy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Jordie Bellaire, Fred Van Lente, Chris Roberson
Artists:
Steve Parkhouse, Brendan McCarthy, Andy Kuhn, Declan Shalvey, Ryan Dunlavey, Paul Lee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 17th, 2014

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

In "Prometheus: Fire and Stone" #1 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra, a new crew arrives on LV-223 and find a vastly different terrain than they expect.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 12th, 2014

Captain Midnight #14

The technocriminal, Tempus, attacks in "Captain Midnight" #14, written by Joshua Williamson with art from Manuel Garcia.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 27th, 2014

Dark Horse Presents #1

Rejoice! The best anthology in the game is back with a great first issue in "Dark Horse Presents" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Geof Darrow, David Mack, Peter Hogan, Brendan McCarthy, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, Damon Gentry
Artists:
Geof Darrow, David Mack, Steve Parkhouse, Brendan McCarthy, Andy Kuhn, Aaron Conley
Reviewer:
Matt Little
August 22nd, 2014

Veil #4

Cormac exercises his power over Veil, and Dante meets Veil's "boss" in Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula's "Veil" #4.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Toni Fejzula
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 4th, 2014

Elfquest: The Final Quest #4

"Elfquest: The Final Quest" #4 has Wendy and Richard Pini quietly cleaning up a little continuity issue, even as the revelation from the end of the previous issue is followed up.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Artists:
Wendy Pini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 29th, 2014

Eye of Newt #1

Apprentice to a wizard, Newt must prepare to prove himself in the Netherworld in Michael Hague's "Eye of Newt."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Michael Hague
Artists:
Michael Hague
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
June 23rd, 2014

Elfquest: The Final Quest #3

"Elfquest: The Final Quest" #3 starts off a bit slow, but Wendy and Richard Pini make sure to end it with a bang as Ember's tribe remains in great danger.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Artists:
Wendy Pini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 30th, 2014

Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #1

"Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T." #1 kicks off the character's second mini-series, and so far, Fred Van Lente and Freddie Williams II have given us a fast-paced psychic adventure.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 23rd, 2014

Veil #3

In "Veil" #3 by Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula, a power struggle between Cormac and his would-be employers leads to a showdown, and Cormac sets a trap for Veil.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Toni Fejzula
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 9th, 2014

FCBD: Project Black Sky

"Project Black Sky" from writer Fred Van Lente, drawn by Michael Broussard and starring Brain Boy, Captain Midnight and Ape-X shows readers what Free Comic Book Day can really be all about.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Michael Broussard
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 5th, 2014

Furious #4

"Furious" #4 has our title character set up for an ambush, but Bryan J.L. Glass and Victor Santos show us how she's able to turn the tide... even as there's a second surprise lurking around the corner ready to strike.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Bryan J.L. Glass
Artists:
Victor Santos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 2nd, 2014

Veil #2

"Veil" #2 has Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula continue the strange story of Veil and Dante, even as the focus begins to expand and we start to see the other forces swirling around its orbit.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Toni Fejzula
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 4th, 2014

Nosferatu Wars #1

Vampires Tarquin and Moria can kill as they please in plague-stricken Europe, until something goes terribly wrong in Steve Niles & Menton3's "Nosferatu Wars."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Steve Niles
Artists:
Menton3
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
March 17th, 2014

Juice Squeezers #3

David Lapham's "Juice Squeezers" #3 is entertaining, but for a book with an ensemble cast, most of the characters still feel like ciphers even as they battle massively huge insects.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 10th, 2014

Veil #1

Naked and stranded in an abandoned subway station, a young woman awakens to a swarm of rats and superhuman abilities in Greg Rucka and Tony Fejzula's remarkable "Veil" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Toni Fejzula
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
March 7th, 2014

Furious #2

"Furious" #2 has Bryan J.L. Glass and Victor Santos's story of a hero with rage issues smash its way forward, and the combination of emotional and physical reasons behind her explosions ends up quite intriguing.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Bryan J.L. Glass
Artists:
Victor Santos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 26th, 2014
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