Dark Horse Comics has provided Geeks of Doom with an exclusive first look at a handful of comics that they have set for March and one collection set for May, and let me tell you, they’re all awesome.
First up from these comics is the heavily praised Mind MGMT #9 from writer/artist Matt Kindt whose watercolored cover gets across a nice moment in a violent world, while also showing a hint of musical influence. I’m interested. I haven’t been picking up this comic in single issues, but based on what I’m hearing about this comic, it’s one I’m dying to read. Another comic coming in March is The Black Beetle: No Way Out #3 (of 4) by Francesco Francavilla, who is a creator whose artwork is just simply amazing and unique in the modern comics world. If you read this comic’s run in Dark Horse Presents, you know what to expect, which should also tell you that you don’t want to miss it. Also available is the new mini-series The Answer! #3 (of 4) by Mike Norton and Dennis Hopeless with cover art from Mark Englert. I’m not too familiar with the premise of The Answer!, but if it’s what it seems, I want my hands all over this comic. It appears to be a fresh and interesting take on detective based superhero comics with death traps, and if you know me, you know I love death traps. The creators are rad and the premise is strong, so this is a comic to keep your eyes on. And then, in May comes the 13th Archive edition of Eerie, a 264-page collection that features work from Wally Wood, Bernie Wrightson, Budd Lewis, Richard Corben and many, many more. If you haven’t been picking up these archives of the classic horror anthology, it’s never too late, so get on that.
Anyway, now that all the talk is out of the way, let’s take a look at all these great covers after the jump!
The Black Beetle: No Way Out #3
Written by Francesco Francavilla
Art by Francesco Francavilla
On sale March 20, 2013
Under the watchful gaze of the mysterious Labyrinto, Black Beetle fights for his life! Is this the doing of a man that Black Beetle thought was dead? Could a zombie mobster be commanding the foes of Colt Cityâ€™s dark avenger?! If he survives the night, the investigative insect will be left with questions to ponder as he takes his investigation . . . to the morgue!
Mind MGMT #9
Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Matt Kindt
On sale March 20, 2013
The fight against the shadowy Mind Management organization spreads to the Middle East! The race is on, as former agent Henry Lyme and investigator Meru rush to recruit assets like the Musicianâ€”whose pop music influences the politics and unrest in Egyptâ€”before MIND MGMT does!
The Answer #3
Written by Dennis Hopeless
Art by Mike Norton & Dennis Hopeless
Cover by Mark Englert
On sale March 27, 2013
While Devin is living out her dream, working among the greatest minds in the world, the Answer is stuck in a nuthouse nightmare! They’ll both have to wake up and work together if they’re going to unravel the secrets of the enigmatic BRAIN TRUST.
Eerie Archives Volume 13
Written by Gerry Boudreau, Bill DuBay, Budd Lewis, Steve Skeates, Bernie Wrightson, Bruce Belzair, and Rich Margopoulos
Art by Alex Toth, Wally Wood, Richard Corben, Ken Kelley, Sanjulian, Joaquin Blazquez, Isidro Mones, Jose Ortiz, Bernie Wrightson, Leopold Sanchez, Esteban Maroto, and Paul Neary
Cover by Ken Kelley
On sale May 22, 2013
Collecting issues #61-#64 from the mid-seventies, this terrible tome features dark and dystopian tales from talents like Wally Wood (â€œKiller Hawkâ€), Alex Toth (â€œDaddy and the Pieâ€), Bernie Wrightson (â€œCool Airâ€), and Richard Corben (â€œThe Butcherâ€). Revel in the vengeful exploits of favorite recurring characters Dr. Archaeus, Coffin, Exterminator One, the Spook, and others! This deluxe hardcover also includes all original letters columns and color frontispieces, and painted covers by Ken Kelly and Sanjulian.