Welcome, readers! Here you’ll find this week’s comics releases from Dark Horse Comics! There’s a new Angel & Faith graphic novel, a new Alabaster, and a new Harrow County. What more could we ask for, right? Here’s the full list in case that wasn’t enough for you.
Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat & Adventure Bug #1
Writer: Art Baltazar, Franco
Artist: Art Baltazar
Action, adventure, and so much fun!
Fresh from the creative minds at Aw Yeah Comics””a brand-new series starring the valiant Action Cat and his trusty sidekick, Adventure Bug! As Evil Cat lurks behind the scenes, our heroes endeavor to bring comics to the good people of Beautiful Downtown Skokie. You better believe high jinks will ensue!
* From Eisner Award winners Art and Franco!
* Great fun for all ages!
An excellent choice for younger readers, something we don’t see a lot of these days!
Alabaster: The Good, The Bad, And The Bird #4
Writer: Caitlin R. Kiernan
Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson
No sooner has Dancy been reunited with Maisie than she finds her lover violently wrested from her embrace! Now, as Maisie is held captive by a psychotic pair of gun-toting sisters, Dancy risks everything to save the woman she loves””even if it means dying . . . again.
* Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel!
If you aren’t reading this series then you probably don’t like great comics. You do? Then why wait? Grab the whole run!
Harrow County #10
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Tyler Crook
A malevolent serpent sows madness and malice into the town’s residents, and there’s only one way to stop it. But the shadowy Lovely Belfont’s motivations are far from pure, and an alliance could spell doom for Bernice and the entirety of the town.
* The first issue of a terrifying two-parter!
“Genuinely creepy and engaging, plus delicious art.”””Mark Millar (Huck)
It’s Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook! It doesn’t get any better than this.
King’s Road #2
Writer: Peter Hogan
Artists: Phil Winslade, Staz Johnson
Still reeling from the revelation that their family’s from another dimension, Ashley and Tyler get a history lesson on Avalon and the mythical forces there. Stocking up at a local mall for their journey to this strange realm, the family is attacked by a batch of bizarre creatures sent by the evil queen Malicia!
* Fantasy and action from writer Peter Hogan (Resident Alien)!
I missed the first one but this has loads of potential. Hit up your local comic store to grab both issues, you’ll thank me for it.
Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis #3
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: J. Calafiore
One of the great mysteries of the event that destroyed America’s greatest city and turned its greatest heroes into savage hunters of humanity has been “Where are the supervillains?” Where did they go, and what have they been up to? This issue, we find out where all the bad guys went before the good guys made them obsolete! The intense horror/hero story continues as the tension escalates!
* Gail Simone and J. Calafiore put their demented imaginations to the test in this gritty new reality!
As always, Gail Simone does a stellar job of roping in the reader and hooking them with an amazing plot and spectacular characters.
The Massive: Ninth Wave #4
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Garry Brown
The open ocean is lawless. It’s up to Callum Israel’s crew to police it””and to save some of their own when the ecowarriors of Ninth Wave end up in over their heads.
Angel & Faith: Season 10, Volume 4: A Little More Than Kin TPB
Writer: Victor Gischler
Artists: Cliff Richards, Will Conrad
While Angel is stateside, Faith and Fred are tasked with investigating missing students from a local prep school. Attaining gainful employment at St. Cuthbert’s Preparatory School, the girls discover a growing teenage-vampire population. Angel returns to London in the midst of the vampire threat””but he hasn’t returned alone, and he, Faith, and Fred suddenly have double the trouble! Collects Angel & Faith Season 10 #16–#20.
I’m way behind on this but you can’t go wrong with anything from the Buffyverse.
Halo: Escalation, Volume 4 TPB
Writer: Duffy Boudreau
Pencillers: Ian Richardson, Douglas Franchin
Inkers: Denis Freitas, Rob Lean
An unexpected ally joins a crack team of Spartans for their most dangerous operation””a secret mission into the mysterious Forerunner site known as the Absolute Record. The Halo® saga continues in this volume collecting Halo: Escalation #19–#24 by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre, Bloodshot), Ian Richardson (Noble Causes), and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).
* An essential addition to the Halo canon!
* The start of a new arc and a great jumping-on point for new readers!
King Tiger: Son Of The Dragon TPB
Writer: Randy Stradley
Artist: Doug Wheatley
Blood, death, and fire””the darkest magic. A monstrous secret from King Tiger’s past hunts the warrior mystic, but can Tiger’s skills and sorcery overcome a supernatural obscenity linked to his own destiny? If Tiger falls, the Dragon rises! Collects the King Tiger miniseries and stories from Blackout #1–#4.