Tag Archives: Trade Paperback

Hellboy! Where to Begin, What to Read with the 2021 Universe Essentials Collection…

30 Oct

Don’t know where to begin with Dark Horse Comics’ seminal mascot? The stories from the Hellboy Universe are some of the most celebrated and beloved in comics fandom. Blending folklore, horror, mythology, action, and adventure, legendary creator Mike Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Lobster Johnson, and Sir Edward Grey for more than two decades. Beginning in 2021, Dark Horse Books will publish four volumes of essential Hellboy Universe stories, all selected by Mike Mignola, each featuring all new covers by him and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart.

“In some cases—B.P.R.D. and Witchfinder—it was pretty easy to select the one “essential” book,” said Mignola. “Hellboy was more complicated, as there is so much ground to cover. In the end we chose to go with a collection of short stories rather than a single graphic novel, to give more of an overview of the character. We chose certain stories that say important things about his background, but also some that just show what he does and how he does it. A couple of stories are in there just because they are my favorites.”

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Dark Horse Comics is Showing The Incredibles Aren’t Resting…

22 Nov

Want more adventures of The Incredibles? Dark Horse Comics is here to the rescue, so to speak! Writer Christos Gage, artist Jean Claudio Vinci and colourist Dan Jackson is continuing the adventures of this family with Disney/PIXAR The Incredibles 2: Slow Burn.

Dash is known for one thing: Speed. From fighting evil to eating breakfast, Dash doesn’t do slow, no matter what. However, when a new villain named Slow Burn arrives on the scene, Dash must learn, and quickly, how to adapt to life at a slower pace. And luckily for him, his family is here to help!

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Putting Frozen: Breaking Boundaries into a Trade Paperback, A Review

21 Feb

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Frozen: Breaking Boundaries shows that it’s possible to push past conventions, if not duty, to do what’s best for the people of Arendelle and neighbouring Vesterland. The trade paperback released late last month and can be ordered through your local comic book store or on Amazon.

When I was shut indoors, due to extremely frosty weather  (unusual for my hometown at this time of year), I was in the mood for something related to Disney’s Frozen franchise. When the teaser trailer for the sequel released last week did not say much for plot, I figured perhaps looking again at this joint publication by Dark Horse Comics and Disney might.

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Predator: The Essentials to release Dec 12 alongside The Predator Dec 18th!

4 Dec

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Dark Horse Comics has a new collection of Predators to unleash to an unsuspecting public. The trade paperback Predator: The Essential Comics vol 1 is set to release December 12th on Amazon.com and bookstores near you. This set of stories offers the essentials for fans to enjoy alongside the coming home video release of The Predator, December 18th! (click here to buy)

It is also perfect to sit alongside last month’s release of Aliens: The Essential Comics vol 1. Who knows, perhaps the third in the set will see the two deadliest species of the universe go face to face. The omnibus collections are getting harder to find since they are out of print.

“Concrete Jungle,” the first story should have been Predator 2, the movie. This tale by Mark Verheiden has a lot to enjoy, from establishing the fact Dutch Schaefer, from the movies, has a brother (his first name is never mentioned) to setting the fact these aliens have been visiting Earth for some time. The setting is New York City than Los Angeles, and for Schaefer, a cop, after an encounter with these hunters, he soon hears about what his brother has been up to. The connections to the movie seem slim, but it’s enough to at least give the Predator franchise a continuity.

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