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!
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.
Your friendly neighborhood alien is back! Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde #1 written by Peter Hogan and illustrated by Steve Parkhouse marks the next thrilling era for the visitor from another world. With a new mystery to solve, federal agents on his trail, and friends secretly protecting his identity, what will become of Harry as he continues to integrate himself into small town life?
As the quiet town of Patience suffers yet another tragic death, Harry — the shipwrecked alien turned doctor — and sheriff Mike investigate the crime scene. Set up to look like a suicide, Harry and Mike learn that the murder victim is not actually from Patience, but hails from Seattle. With a sufficient amount of data gathered, it would seem that the prime suspect is none other than Bert, the mayor of Patience. Using his enhanced empathic abilities while listening to Bert’s statement, Harry learns that Bert is not the killer, in fact, and decides to take the case into his own hands to clear his friend’s name; however, it looks as though Harry could use some help, as he remains unaware that a team of federal agents have discovered his secret and are closing in on him.
Initially, I was astounded that this character was being produced by Vertigo Comics, renowned for it’s darker and more edgy comics. I was curious if the title character was going to be drastically changed from the earlier incarnations. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that most everything inÂ Tom Strong And The Planet Of Peril #1 was the same as it was before. I was even more excited to see that this series picked up shortly after the last one ended.
I’ve not read everything Tom Strong has been in but I’m quite familiar with the hero. I’ve always felt he was akin to one of my favorite pulp heroes, Doc Savage. Much like the Man of Bronze, Tom has a certain aura about him that immediately commands respect and compliance. Both possess genius level intellects and are formidable physical specimens, as well. But unlike Savage, Tom Strong is a bit more than the perfect human, he’s a lot closer to a superhuman. First and foremost, he’s over a hundred years old and barely looks middle-aged. Other abilities include strength beyond that of a mortal and a constitution that rivals that of a demigod.All in all, he’s the epitome of a pulp action hero, even though he was created in 1999.
If there was ever a more perfect comic for Geeks Of Doom, I don’t know about it.
The rumors can finally be put to bed as the long anticipated Tom Strong And The Robots Of Doom comic series is official!
Wildstorm‘s blog broke the news yesterday and what we know so far is that it will be a six-issue mini-series written by Terra Obscura‘s Peter Hogan and illustrated by Tom Strong co-creator Chris Sprouse. The first issue goes on sale June 2nd.
About Tom Strong And The Robots Of Doom #1
The super sci-fi adventure continues as one of Alan Moore’s most beloved creations returns to comics with ABC veteran Peter Hogan (Terra Obscura) writing and co-creator Chris Sprouse penciling! Tom Strong and his family prepare to celebrate Tesla’s wedding when the unthinkable happens – before their eyes, reality alters to become a world conquered by the Nazis and ruled by Tom’s nefarious son Albrecht! What is the mysterious secret from Tom’s past that has brought this catastrophe about? And how can things ever be put right again?