Dark Horse Number Ones Written by Cullen Bunn, Matt Kindt, Gerard Way, Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Kurtis Wiebe, Mike Mignola, Jeff Lemire, Brian Wood, Sharlene Kindt, Dave Stewart
Art by Gabriel Ba, Joelle Jones, Dean Ormston, Matt Kindt, Mack Chater, Mindy Lee, Tyler Crook,
Colors by Laura Allred, Dave Stewart, Sharlene Kindt, Lee Loughridge, Leonardo Olea, Andy Cotnam, Tyler Crook
Letters by Tyler Crook, Dave Stewart, Crank!, Todd Klein, Marie Enger, Nate Piekos, Clem Robins Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: March 29, 2017
Cover Price: $6.00
Okay, first off, if I have to try to convince you to buy a comic that contains eight premiere issues for a measly six bucks then I might just have to reassess what I am doing here.
I have reviewed any number of these titles at different times and I cannot even begin to stress to you how great of a deal this is. Dark Horse Comics continues to amaze me with their marketing strategies. I can think of no better way to test out some new comics than with this compilation. Folks, I present to you Dark Horse Number Ones!
Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Dark Horse Comics comic book titles releasing on August 3, 2016. My picks this week are the Tarzan graphic novel and Baltimore, both are must haves in my book! Check it all out and see what’s right for you!
Curse of the Vessel #1 Written by Michael Leal
Illustrated by Mike Wilson
Colored by Michael McElveen
Cover by Joelle Jones Danger Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
It’s a wonderful thing when a Kickstarter can get the financial backing it’s looking to create its project. It’s equally as fantastic when the said Kickstarter is creative, original, and engrossing. Curse of the Vessel #1, a comic by Michael Leal with illustrations from Mike Wilson and colors from Michael McElveen is one such endeavor.
Vincent, a hired thug for the mob boss, Eddie Roman, is sent to make the local magic shop owner, Mr. Zicari, reconsider an offer he had recently refused. When things go awry, Vincent ends up in a motel with a strange symbol branded into his chest, forcing him to recall the events that led him to his current surroundings. Vincent quickly discovers that he has become the vessel for lost souls seeking another chance at life. With this newfound curse, Vincent’s body is unwillingly forced into dangerous situations with the wrong sorts of people.
Helheim Issues #1-4
Written by Cullen Bunn
Illustrated by JoÃ«lle Jones
Colored by Nick Filardi
Lettered by Ed Brisson
Covers by JoÃ«lle Jones Oni Press
Release Date: June 12, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
When witches go to war, no one is safe. Oni Press offers up a dose of bloody mayhem in Helheim, a new epic ongoing series from creator Cullen Bunn and artist JoÃ«lle Jones. In issues 1-4, a small band of Vikings struggle against savage invaders and beast men alike, while the looming threat of two opposing witches strangle all with fear.
The Viking named Rikard has died. Using his death to her advantage, Rikard’s lover, Bera the witch, has revived him, creating a Draugr “” a massive reanimated, grotesque monster forged with appendages from other dead creatures “” to do her bidding. Now shunned by his entire village, including his warrior father, the new Rikard is sent out by Bera to kill the followers of her rival: an old witch named Groa; however, when Rikard meets a kind young girl who not only shows no fear of him, but actually talks with and teaches him as though he were a regular man, Rikard begins to take matters into his own hands “” waging a new war against both powerful witches.