Comic Books

Now Geek This Reviews Two Offerings From Black Mask Comics

nowgeekthisIn this latest edition of Now Geek This, I’m going to mix things up a bit.  I was recently given access to previews of two comic books produced by publisher Black Mask Comic, Last Born, and Critical Hit.  Black Mask has a full line of books from creators including Grant Morrison, Steve Niles, and Vanessa Del Ray coming out in the next few months, and also have recently announced that the Syfy channel will be adapting one of their books, Five Ghosts as a series. More

Lucasfilm Announces Star Wars License Back To Marvel In 2015

star-wars-marvel-logosI realize I am a couple of days late with this but here we go. Friday Jan 3rd after Ken and I had recorded Mighty Marvel Geeks (show is recorded on Thursday evenings) Lucasfilm, Dark Horse Comics and Marvel dropped a series of monster press releases. The announcement is 2014 is the LAST year Dark Horse Comics (DHC) will have the licence to produce Star Wars Comics after a 20+ year run. Starting in 2015, the comic licence will return back to where it began, Marvel. More

Itty Bitty Hellboy is coming!

2965 HBYIB IH ADFrom the Creators of Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures, Young Justice, and Billy Baston and the Magic of Shazam!, and The Green Team,  Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani brings to Dark Horse Comics, Itty Bitty Helboy. From Dark Horse:

A ghost named Rasputin has been spotted! And Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. are going to find out what he’s up to.

Who is Hellboy anyway? More

Dark Horse makes a 'Sacrifice'

SACRI-HC-4x6-SOLRemember how the end of the world was supposed to happen last year? I was not fooled either. But Sam Humphries saw it as an opportunity to use it as a basis for Sacrifice, a 6 part series following Hector, a Joy Division fan and an epileptic like Humphries himself. This man from San Diego is thrown back in time 700 years in a psychedelic journey to heart of of the Aztec Empire. I found this series a great read with all the insight into the Aztec culture and history. More

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW HALO SERIES: ESCALATION!

Hello Master Chief! Been a fan of Halo? Dark Horse Comics and 343 Studios announced at SDCC an ongoing HALO series based on the ever popular game HALO. Due out in December of 2013. HALO: Escalation will follow the events of HALO 4. You beginas the UNSC Infinity is assigned escort duty for a diplomatic mission but has to fight off an attack meant to throw off the negotiations. Staring and featuring Captain Lasky, Spartan Palmer, and a cast of recognizable characters, this series is promising to bring new story lines from the HALO Universe to become essential reading for the HALO fan. More

George Perez Exclusive To Boom! Studios

[singlepic id=711 w=150 h=150 float=left] George told while being interviewed by Comic Book Resources that Marvel and DC Comics have grown “more and more corporate driven”.

“Many of the characters I grew up with were turning into strangers whose adventures were determined by factors that had less and less to do with what made a good comic story and more to do with how these properties can be exploited for other purposes,” said George.

“There’s nothing wrong with that, I guess, but not something that I felt was particularly satisfying for me as a storyteller.” More

It's Alive, IT"S ALIVE! Vertigo launches revival.

Major News out of the DC/Vertigo world. The New York Times did a feature On Vertigo. In it, DC Entertainment’s Vertigo Comics imprint not only confirmed that the New York Times bestselling series AMERICAN VAMPIRE will be returning this December. Also announced are the following new titles: More

Dark Horse Launches on the iBookstore!

On Tuesday, Dark Horse Comics announced that its graphic novels are now available in Apple’s iBookstore. This move makes Dark Horse one of most widely digitally distributed publishers. Dark Horse’s library features over two hundred titles, including Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire SlayerSerenity, Sin City, and more. More

DC ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS DIGITAL COMICS TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH NEW DC2 AND DC2 MULTIVERSE INNOVATIONS

Offical Press Release | DC Comics

Super Hero Worthy Digital Reading Enhancements Debut at Time Warner’s ‘Future of Storytelling’ Exhibition

New York, NY – June 4, 2013 – DC Entertainment, the most prolific digital comic book publisher, unveiled two new digital innovations today that will take its comics to the next level of interactivity. DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and Co-Publisher Jim Lee unveiled DC2and DC2 Multiverseat the opening of Time Warner’s “The Future of Storytelling” exhibition at the Time Warner Medialab in New York. More

Masters of the Universe vs. DC Universe – Experts Call the Matches

Zack Smith | Newsarama

Besides creator rights, diversification of genres and broadening fan base/providing increased retail and creative opportunities for the medium, is there anything more important in comics than hypothetical “who would win?” battles between different franchises?

Of course not! More