Dark Horse Presents #8 Stories by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, Evan Dorkin, Tony Puryear, Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, Alan Gordon, Brian Wood, Martin Conaghan, Rich Johnston, M. J. Butler
Art by Duncan Fegredo, Jill Thompson, Tony Puryear, Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, Thomas Yeates, Kristian Donaldson, Jimmy Broxton, Simon RohrmÃ¼ller, Mark Wheatley
Colors by Dave Stewart, Moose, Jesus Aburto, Thomas Yeates, Lori Almeida
Letters by Clem Robins, Jason Arthur, Ken Bruzenak, John Workman, Jared K. Fletcher, Jim Reddington
Creative Concepts by Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander, Robert Alexander, Thomas Yeates
Covers by Duncan Fegredo with Dave Stewart, Kristian Donaldson with Brian Wood
Back Cover and Spot Illustrations by Geof Darrow Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Cover Price: $7.99
Dark Horse brings out their best and brightest talent for the 8th installment of their legendary anthology Dark Horse Presents. For anyone new to Dark Horse’s line of titles this anthology is a perfect jumping-on point. Dark Horse Presents #8 collects both new and old titles that accurately showcase the publisher’s diverse line of comics. Not every comic featured in the anthology is a hit, though. However, with stories from Mike Mignola and Brain Wood, Dark Horse Presents #8 is a collection worth picking up.
Each and every week “The Undisputed Champion” MK2Fac3 and “The People’s Champ” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of February 1, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
I’m going to just skip the BS and tell you that a lot of great comics are coming out this week, folks. We’ve got all sorts of great single issues and collected editions that are coming out of the woodwork to get you all twisted into a much more awesome and better-looking version that you were before. I don’t know how that’s possible, but I’m pretty sure that it’s what’s going to happen. Anyway, like I said, there are so many good books this week. We’ve got some awesome stuff coming in Dark Horse Presents, hopefully a good starting point for Animal Man, the second part of Superman’s origin in Action Comics, the newest issue of “The Best Comic In The World” Locke and Key, the second issue in what could be the best new comic of the year in Fatale, another strong candidate for comic of the year with Winter Soldier, and even more in single issues, you guys. That’s not even touching the collected editions, but we’ll get to that later. Some of the comics mentioned above will be chosen, but which ones are as yet undetermined, so read forth young geeklings to find what books that we have picked out for you… within The GoD List.
Kill Audio #1 Written by Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert
Art by Sheldon Vella
Issue 1 of 6
COVERS A & C: Sheldon Vella
COVER B: Kristian Donaldson
Price $3.99; Release date: October 7, 2009
Meet Kill Audio (KA), an angry dwarf who can’t die. He’s on a mission, a mission to find his purpose in life. Along the way he will meet up with a coke-addicted chicken, a skeleton in a beaver suit, and a talking pillow, and we must not forget Fix, a creature whose job it is to kill KA.
KA is trying to reach the Watchtower so that he can talk to Clockwork, the creator of all sight and sound. He will have to pass through the gates of Hell itself, navigate his way through the middle of a marital spat, and survive a confrontation with a drunken dog toy in order to reach his destination.
When KA finally reaches the Watchtower he learns from Clockwork that his purpose is to maintain the balance between Life and Creativity in the land of Sight and Sound and that when KA was taken from the Void, Music was thrown into absolute chaos.
2 Guns TPB Written by Steven Grant
Art by Mat Santolouco
Colors by Popart Studios, Amanda Grazini
Letters by Ed Dukeshire, Marshall Dillon, Terri Delgado
Credit Page Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Cover by Kristian Donaldson BOOM! Studios
Cover price: $14.99; Available now
I have to admit to a bit of a bias on this, as we here from Geeks of Doom (me specifically) are quoted on the back of the collection for 2 Guns, and it’s the first time that’s ever happened to me, so I would give anything a good review, so long as they quoted me on the book because I am a shallow, shallow man. So, my review of the book can be summed up by that quote shining on the back of the book, “…fun and exciting …This is a great crime story that is worth checking out.” See, my job is done right there. But seriously, I would recommend this book to fans of crime or heist stories or those just looking for a story outside of the superhero mainstream.