Admittedly, I fell off the wagon in my posts offering my picks of Dark Horse Comics upcoming releases. Trying to review everything is tough. The summer is a busy month because of all the conventions people are going to, and to decide on what I must read or look at (or go see) has me doing the chicken without a head routine, especially when a certain co-writer is unable to post as often as I do.
As I remount to ride again, perhaps this time I can say, “Hi Ho Silver and Away!(?)” Tonto is off in the bushes, preferring to stay low key, and it’ll be up to him to decide when to return.
The material coming in this month is exciting. There are some titles I got to preview and with a thus and therefore, I offer my selections for the month. October will be heavy with horror themed picks from a variety of studios to which it will be fun to boil down to a top thirteen list.
The Black Beetle: Kara Bocek HC
This masked American hero began his adventures in Francesco Francavilla‘s blog, Pulp Sunday back in 2009. When the response was exceptionally good, new stories would appear and eventually, his adventures would drift over to Dark Horse Presents. The noir style and pulp aesthetics are at the centre of why I think this comic is fantastic. The action is kind of like vintage Batman, even though I’m feeling more of a Green Hornet action-style inspiration.
Kara Böcek is an adapted work. Here, Beetle travels to the Middle East incognito (as Tom Sawyer) to fight Nazis in pursuit of a mysterious object of terrible power–a weapon of unknown origin, older than the pyramids, which could fuel the Thousand-Year Reich of Hitler s dreams. This story originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents #28-#32 and I’m glad to see this hardcover reprint.
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