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Dark Horse Comics Releases For December 30, 2015
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Dark Horse Comics releases for December 30, 2015

Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Dark Horse Comics comic book titles released on December 30, 2015. My personal favorite is Conan The Avenger #21, as it’s a classic work that showcases what it means to be a Cimmerian barbarian.

Hope you all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Dark Horse Comics Releases For December 2, 2015
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Dark Horse Comics releases for December 2, 2015

Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Dark Horse Comics comic book titles released on December 2, 2015. My personal faves this week are Mystery Girl #1 and This Damned Band #5!

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Comic Review: Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1
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Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 reviewPrometheus: Fire and Stone #1
Written by Paul Tobin
Art by Juan Ferreyra
Letters by Nate Piekos
Covers by David Palumbo
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: September 10, 2014
Cover Price: $3.50

The command ship Helios drifts through deep space on its way to LV-223. They are on a quest to find, perhaps, the origins of life on Earth. With a full crew of scientists, and soldiers, the ship lumbers towards what is supposed to be a desert moon. Much to the crew’s surprise, they land in the middle of a dense rainforest that holds terrors beyond their imagination.

There’s a problem with deep space: it’s boring. Space is huge. It’s hugely, bigly huge. Did you ever take car trips with your family, and drive through the so-called “fly-over states” and learn why they’re fly-over states? Space is one big fly-over state. Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 is hobbled early on by the vastness in that where there is nothing to do, there is nothing to read about. The story begins near enough to the landing that we meet some of the crew, and figure out what their objective is, but there was still a lot of nothing happening. So, long review short, the beginning bit is tedious.

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Comic Review: The Witcher #1
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The Witcher #1 cover by Dan Panosian and Dave JohnsonThe Witcher #1
Script by Paul Tobin
Art by Joe Querio
Colors by Carlos Badilla
Letters by Nate Piekos of Blambot
Cover by Dave Johnson and Dan Panosian
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

Welcome, my friends, to the dark and deadly world of Geralt. Known as a Witcher, he hunts and kills monsters as a profession. Based on the highly successful stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher #1 is the first in a five-part mini-series from Dark Horse Comics. There are even a series of video games, a movie, and a television series in this franchise, but we are here to talk about the new comic series so let me get back on track.

Our story opens with a lone huntsman, Jakob, fishing for his dinner when Geralt rides into his camp. Making a bit of small talk and sharing food and drink, the hunter is startled when the Witcher jumps into the river and slays a monster with ease. Settling in for the night, Jakob tells Geralt the story of how he “sort of” became a widower. It seems Jakob and his wife Marta were traveling when they were attacked by a marauding band of evil creatures. And while his wife was taken from him, she never quite left him. Sometimes sensing her near, he has no fear. Though he is definitely haunted by the loss of his wife for whom he cares so much.

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Preview ‘Adventure Time: The Flip Side #3’ From KaBOOM! Studios (Exclusive)
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Adventure Time: The Flip Side #3 preview banner

It’s time to take a trip back to the land of Ooo with a preview of KaBOOM! Studios’ Adventure Time: The Flip Side #3 (of 6). Written by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Bandette) with art by Wook Jin Clark, this is another in the line of great Adventure Time comics that KaBOOM! has produced.

In this issue, Finn and Jake need to get the help of the Monkey Wizard so they can kidnap Painting Princess. With Marceline helping them out, will they finally reach their goal?

As you can see from the pages below, Clark’s style doesn’t look exactly like what you normally see on the show, but it has the same energy, and that’s what’s important. Tobin and Coover have been doing great work on Bandette, and it’s great to see KaBOOM! lining up great talent to work on their Adventure Time books.

Check out our exclusive look here below of the first batch of pages from Adventure Time: The Flip Side #3 as well as the four covers from Clark, Nicole Miles, Heather Danforth, and Sloane Leong, and be sure to pick up the issue on March 5, 2014 or pre-order it now.

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Preview ‘The Witcher #1’ From Dark Horse Comics
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The Witcher #1 preview

Dark Horse Comics has released a 7-page preview of The Witcher #1, the start of the publisher’s new 5-issue comic book miniseries based on the novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The miniseries is written by Paul Tobin with art by Joe Querio and Carlos Badilla, and covers by Dan Panosian and Dave Johnson.

Here below you can check out the 7-page preview and official solicitation for the 32-page full-color issue, which is currently available for pre-order, with a release date of March 19, 2014.

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Comic Review: The Bionic Woman #10
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The Bionic Woman #10The Bionic Woman #10
Written by Paul Tobin
Art by Juan Antonio Ramirez
Colors by Inlight Studios
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Erik Jones
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 3, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Sadly, The Bionic Woman #10 is the last issue of this highly underrated series. Although it was plagued by many things like lateness and low readership, quality storytelling surely wasn’t the problem.

Writer Paul Tobin ends this series the same way he started it – with some good action, page-turning suspense, and a thrilling story. It’s Jamie and the Fembots versus Russia in this issue, and by the looks of these things, Russia’s chances aren’t looking too great. Once again, Tobin has taken the regular, expected story and flipped it on its ear. There’s some really great hold your breath moments in this issue, as well as some great action and a definite ending to the Fembots storyline. The book also ends with a wink and a nod, just like comic books used to end, but it never goes over the top corny either.

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Comic Review: The Bionic Woman #9
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The Bionic Woman #9The Bionic Woman #9
Written by Paul Tobin
Art by Juan Antonio Ramirez
Colors by Mark Roberts
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Erik Jones
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: April 24, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

The Bionic Woman #9 is pretty much the comic that fans of The Bionic Woman television series have wanted since the program aired in the 1970s. Yeah, it’s that good.

Throughout this series, writer Paul Tobin has been firing on all cylinders. This issue, is no exception. He turns in a great story and an even better script. It’s crisp, fun, fast moving, and all around great. It’s more great action and espionage for Jamie in this jam-packed with action issue. What impresses me most, though is the dialogue. It’s natural, it’s non-stop and it’s just plain fantastic. This is a great pen-ultimate chapter to this story line, and one that will have you counting the days until issue #10 is released.

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Comic Review: Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword, Volume 1
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Robert E. Howards Savage Sword, Volume 1Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword, Volume 1
Written by Paul Tobin, Scott Allie, Mark Finn, Marc Andreyko, Joe Casey, Robert E. Howard, Jeremy Barlow, David Lapham, Joshua Williamson, Dave Land, Peter Doree
Art/Illustrations/Pencils/Inks/Colors by Wellington Alves, Ben Dewey, Greg Scott, Pop Mhan, Tony Parker, Fabio Cobiaco, Patric Reynolds, M.S. Corley, Sean Phillips, Tim Bradstreet, Tim Seeley, Robert Atkins, Rebecca Buchman, Michael Atiyeh, Dave Stewart, Grant Goleash, Michelle Madsen, Jose Villarrubia, Brian Miller, Hi-Fi Colour Design, Dan Jackson
Letters by Richard Starkings and Comicraft
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: January 9, 2013
Cover Price: $17.99

Okay, first off, the individuals listed above were done so in the order in which their stories were placed in the anthology, subdivided by the type of work they contributed. No offense was implied towards any person who might have been placed incorrectly in this review. There, I’ve been about as politically correct as I can be. All characters are based upon the work of Robert E. Howard. This is, after all, Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword, Volume 1.

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Comic Review: Colder #2
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Colder #2Colder #2
Written by Paul Tobin
Art by Juan Ferreyra
Cover by Juan Ferreyra
Dark Horse Comics
Release date: December 5, 2012
Cover price: $3.99

Colder is a really, really weird comic, and that’s putting it lightly. In a mental institution in Massachusetts during early LSD experiments in the 1940s, a fire breaks out and begins to consume the hallucinating asylum inmates. At the same time, an other-worldly being named Nimble Jack appears out of some kind of wormhole and beings to devour the inmates’ sanity. One inmate in particular who he feeds off is Declan Thomas. However, due to the raging fire, Nimble Jack doesn’t get to finish off Declan as the building collapses. Luckily, Declan survives the incident unscathed; however, his body temperature has dropped significantly and continues to do so throughout the years. Cut to modern day and Declan is living with a nurse named Reece in her home. Reece cares for the man since he has no family and nowhere to go. He is essentially an introvert. He doesn’t say or do anything other than clean and dress himself. After Nimble Jack appears in current day and comes into contact with Reece, Declan announces that he’s been “alive” the entire time and now has something to share with Reece.

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