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Past Aways #1

"Past Aways" #1 introduces readers to a team of stranded chrononauts in a story written by Matt Kindt and drawn by Scott Kolins.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 27th, 2015

Mister X: Razed #1

Dean Motter returns with his mysterious architect-turned-detective in two striking, superbly executed holiday-themed tales in "Mister X: Razed" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Dean Motter
Artists:
Dean Motter
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
February 25th, 2015

Frankenstein Underground #1

No stranger to monstrous characters, writer Mike Mignola presents Victor Frankenstein's original creation to readers in "Frankenstein Underground" #1 while Ben Stenbeck provides the artwork.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Ben Stenbeck
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 17th, 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

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #2

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #2 continues Hellboy's first mission with the Bureau and, while Mike Mignola and John Arcudi's story feels slight and slow-moving, Alex Maleev's art is as stunning as ever.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 12th, 2015

Lady Killer #1

Josie Schuller is the ideal 1960s housewife; she cooks, sells cosmetics and takes care of her family. She's also an assassin that you'll won't see coming until it's too late in Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich's "Lady Killer&qu

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Joelle Jones
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 7th, 2015

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #10

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" under the hands of Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs continues to quietly slay the competition, as it deals with the price of magic and working for relationships.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 29th, 2014

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

Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #1

"Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1 kicks off with the first half of Alex de Campi and R.M. Guera's "Slay Ride," and this story of murder and revenge is deliciously bonkers.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Alex de Campi
Artists:
R.M. Guera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 13th, 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

The Ghost Fleet #1

In Donny Cates & Daniel Warren Johnson's "The Ghost Fleet" #1, Trace and Ward must fight to protect their cargo - but from whom?

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Donny Cates
Artists:
Daniel Warren Johnson
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 10th, 2014

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #4

As the alien invasion continues in "Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #4, Stan Sakai carefully continues to ratchet up the tension as things go from bad to worse.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 10th, 2014

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #1

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #1 gives readers a chance to begin a new set of adventures with Mike Mignola's most popular creation in this comic written by Mignola and John Arcudi and drawn by Alex Maleev.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 31st, 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

Abe Sapien #17

"Abe Sapien" #17 features the conclusion of Abe's return to the town where his second transformation began, but the story feels curiously anticlimactic, even as Sebastian Fiumara's art dazzles.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 13th, 2014

Grendel Vs. The Shadow #2

"Grendel vs. The Shadow" #2 has Matt Wagner continue to match up his signature creation against a classic character, and the end result is surprisingly entrancing.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Matt Wagner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 8th, 2014

Loverboys

The legend returns with a tale of small--town heartbreak with Gilbert Hernandez's "Loverboys."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez
Artists:
Gilbert Hernandez
Reviewer:
Matt Little
October 3rd, 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

POP #2

Curt Pires and Jason Copland characters are what powers "POP" #2, continuing the story of a literally manufactured celebrity on the run. It's a largely understandable comic despite a puzzling drug trip and some obscure references.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Curt Pires
Artists:
Jason Copland
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

Grendel vs. The Shadow #1

In "Grendel vs. The Shadow" #1 by Matt Wagner, Grendel makes a trip to the past and crosses paths with The Shadow in 1930s New York City.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Matt Wagner
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 9th, 2014

POP #1

Coop is plotting suicide when Elle Ray escapes the lab in Curt Pires and Jason Copland's "POP" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Curt Pires
Artists:
Jason Copland
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 29th, 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

Sundowners #1

Tim Seeley and Jim Terry provide a classic looking superhero comic with an unusual perspective in "Sundowners" #1, with an evasive look at four characters who may or may not be the heroic personas they claim to be.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jim Terry
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 26th, 2014

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #122

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth" #122 is advertised as a good starting point for new readers, but sadly I think Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Joe Querio did so by ignoring the existing audience.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Joe Querio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 25th, 2014

The Strain: The Night Eternal #1

Ephraim, Nora and Vasily must navigate The Master's new world order in Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, David Lapham and Mike Huddleston's "The Strain: The Night Eternal" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, David Lapham
Artists:
Mike Huddleston
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 25th, 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

Star Wars #20

Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda draw a close to their exploration from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away throughout the pages of "Star Wars" #20.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 13th, 2014

Dark Ages #1

Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard reunite to bring aliens into medieval Europe in "Dark Ages" #1, pleasingly told in a straightforward manner while suggesting the notion that there's more to what's seen in this issue.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
I.N.J. Culbard
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 13th, 2014

Angel & Faith Season 10 #5

"Angel & Faith Season 10" #5 is really just "Angel Season 10" #5, but Victor Gischler and Derlis Santacruz's story addressing the recent changes in vampires is the best issue to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Derlis Santacruz, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1

"Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #1 lets Stan Sakai jump 20 years into the future, as all-out war between Lord Noriyuki and Lord Hikiji breaks out, with Usagi as a general... but something bigger is on the horizon.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 7th, 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

The Massive #25

As Brian Wood and Garry Brown's "The Massive" #25 begins the final arc of the series, the arc itself begins to chronicle what appears to be actual end of the world, in a tense & ominous tale that benefits from its atypically personal story.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 1st, 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

Groo vs. Conan #1

To save them from Groo, the villagers look for the greatest warrior in Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier's "Groo vs. Conan" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier
Artists:
Sergio Aragones, Thomas Yeates
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
July 28th, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #5

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #5 wraps up the first story of the new season, and Gage, Brendon and Issacs show that the new setup is full of possibilities and fun, even as it's unpredictable.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 23rd, 2014

Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist

After a bit of a break, Stan Sakai's signature character returns in "Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist." If you've never read about Sakai's rabbit ronin warrior before, this is the perfect introduction.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 10th, 2014

Star Wars #19

Written by Brian Wood with art from Carlos D'Anda, "Star Wars" #19 brings in IG-88 and a junkyard planet.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 9th, 2014

Ghost #5

"Ghost" #5 features the new creative team of Christopher Sebela, Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons, but this story with a potentially demonic movie host is lacking energy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 27th, 2014

Dream Thief: Escape #1

Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood flash back to the 1980s for John Lincoln's second set of adventures in "Dream Thief: Escape" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jai Nitz
Artists:
Greg Smallwood
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 25th, 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
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