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You Look Like Death (Dark Horse Comics)

Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá, Shaun Simon, and I.N.J Culbard expand the world of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

Dark Horse Comics has announced that June will see The Séance get his own miniseries in You Look Like Death.

Written by series co-creator Gerard Way with Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Neverboy), illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard (Everything, The New Deadwardians), lettered by Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion, Fight Club 3), You Look Like Death explores the trials and tribulations of a young Séance as he navigates the world by himself. 

Roughly ten years before the events of Apocalypse Suite, 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy. With his allowance discontinued by Hargreeves, he takes to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated––Hollywood. After a magical high on a vampire-drug-lord’s stash, Klaus needs help, and doesn’t have his siblings there to save him. 

“The sky is the limit to where we can expand the Umbrella Academy universe. This series will be a surprise to readers, and Ian’s distinct artwork will help with establishing Klaus’ past and building its own personal symbology.” — Gabriel Bá 

“For a long time, I had wanted to tell the story of Klaus Hargreeves’ life after the Umbrella Academy disbanded and before the events of Apocalypse Suite. I imagined a pretty wild decade for Klaus– full of ups and downs, seedy places, supernatural excursions, and internal battles within himself. I am thrilled to finally be able to tell this story with my co-writer Shaun Simon, who sees the world of the UA as clearly as I do. Also thrilled to work with such an amazing art and lettering team in I.N.J. Culbard and Nate Piekos”— Gerard Way 

You Look Like Death #1 (of six) goes on sale June 17, 2020.

Each issue features covers by Gabriel Bá, I.N.J. Culbard, and a third cover by guest artists including Leo Romero, Jenny Frison, and more, available for pre-order at your local comic shop. In the meantime, be sure to pick up The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite HC and The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 2: Dallas HC, both available now wherever books are sold. 

Praise for The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion:

“It’s jam-packed with everything people have wanted and waited for: The Children, adventure, crazy super-heroics, villains, a hidden secret. All adding up to be a sure-fire foray into the familiar world of the Hargreeves family.”–PopCultHQ 

“The return of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s Umbrella Academy has been nothing short of surreal.”–Den of Geek 

“Hotel Oblivion #1 is an intricately crafted, welcome return to not only this universe, but for genre books of this nature.”–Multiversity Comics


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Hellboy (Dark Horse Comics)

DARK HORSE announces HELLBOY themed partnership with Gigantic Brewery

666 Limited Edition Boxes of Hellboy Beer Featuring Bottle Art by Mike Mignola colored by Dave Stewart

Oregon’s Gigantic Brewing and Dark Horse Comics are teaming up to create 666 Limited Edition Hellboy Collectors Boxes, featuring Hellboy beer, based on award-winning artist Mike Mignola’s legendary character. The acclaimed Hellboy beers were introduced in 2019 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

The Hellboy Collectors Boxes contain all six of the Gigantic Hellboy Beers, limited edition 6×9 collectors print of the art for each custom label by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart (printed for this release only), and a taphandle magnet for each character. There are 666 cases for sale and each is hand numbered -/666. 

The Limited Edition Hellboy Collectors Boxes feature all six different Hellboy beers, with flavors inspired by fan-favorite characters from the Hellboy comic books:  

–      Hellboy – Maple Syrup Pancake Beer (6.66% abv)
–      Liz Sherman – Mole Chili Stout (6.66% abv)
–      Johann Kraus – Citrus Wit Beer (6.66% abv)
–      Abe Sapien – Indigo Blue Fruit Ale (6.66% abv)
–      Blood Queen – Cranberry Yuzu Sour (6.66% abv)
–      Trevor Bruttenholm – British Barleywine (9.99% abv)

The Limited Edition Hellboy Collectors Box will retail for $99.00. 600 of the boxes will be orderable on the Tavour.com app beginning February 10, 2020. The remaining boxes will go on sale at the Gigantic Taproom at noon on February 29, 2020. 

Only those who enter the code “hellboy” into the Tavour app before 2/10 will get first access. Steps:
1. Download the Tavour app for iOS or Android
2. Allow push notifications
3. Enter code “hellboy” on the promos screen
4. Receive a push notification on 2/10 to order the Hellboy box

For more information about Hellboy Beer, follow Gigantic Brewing on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit https://www.giganticbrewing.com/pages/hellboy.

Posters of label art and other items can also be purchased through their website. 


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Resident Alien (Dark Horse)

Dark Horse collecting RESIDENT ALIEN in new omnibus

Dark Horse Comics has unveiled plans to release a new omnibus edition of Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s classic Resident Alien series. The new edition comes hot on the heels of the announcement that the series is coming to TV in Summer 2020 on SYFY.

Get all the details on the new omnibus in the press release below.


Soon To Be a SYFY Television Series!

Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s classic sci-fi series, Resident Alien, is getting collected in a value priced omnibus paperback collection. With the upcoming SYFY show starring Alan Tudyk due to hit the small screen in Summer 2020, now is the perfect time to pre-order Resident Alien Omnibus Volume 1, which collects volumes 1 through 3 of the eponymous series: Welcome to Earth!, The Suicide Blonde, and The Sam Hain Mystery. 

Living undercover as a semi-retired, small-town doctor, a stranded alien’s only hope is to stay off humanity’s radar until he can be rescued. When he’s pulled into a surprising murder mystery by the town’s desperate mayor and struggling police chief, “Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle” learns more about the human condition than he ever wanted to. Acclaimed creators Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) deliver a truly unique sci-fi adventure tale with heart and humor!

Featuring over 288 pages, Resident Alien Omnibus Volume 1 goes on sale August 18, 2020, and is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop

Praise for Resident Alien: 

“A pitch-perfect narrative from two of my favourite creators.”–Alan Moore 

“One of the most charming and wonderful comics being published today.”–Jeff Lemire 

“This is a charming and attractive comic, and I’d bet that if you try this comic, you’ll fall in love with it.”–Comic Book Resources 

“Dark Horse has another sturdy character study on its hands. So by all means rush to your local comic shop and give this odd one a chance to impress.”–Snap Pow


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The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Dark Horse to release THE MAKING OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY in July 2020

Following the huge success of the Netflix series, Dark Horse has unveiled plans to release a new book chronically the creating of The Umbrella Academy.

The series, which is currently in production on its second season, was watch by over 45 million households in its first month of release and is one of Netflix’s most talked about global launches.

Get all the details on The Making Of The Umbrella Academy in the press release below.


Dark Horse, Netflix, and Universal Content Productions to Release “The Making of The Umbrella Academy” in July 2020

Dark Horse, Netflix, and Universal Content Productions present The Making of The Umbrella Academy! Based on the award-winning comics series by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Doom Patrol) and Gabriel Bá (Two Brothers, Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties), The Umbrella Academy on Netflix reached 45 million households in the first four weeks after its release with a second season set for a 2020 release. The Making of The Umbrella Academy is a vividly designed hardcover volume exposing the idiosyncratic wit and dysfunctional dynamism of Netflix’s family of superheroic savants. Whether you’re a diehard alumnus of the comics or a freshman to the Netflix series, this fantastic tome is one that will not want to miss! 

Dive into the development and production of the Netflix original series, The Umbrella Academy, with a collection that features hundreds of behind-the-scenes images in The Making of The Umbrella Academy. Discover how Netflix’s live-action adaptation, from showrunner and executive producer Steve Blackman, successfully translated Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s original vision for their comic to the small screen. 

The Making of The Umbrella Academy goes on sale July 7, 2020, and is available for pre-order through AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. This 200-page tome retails for $39.99. 


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Alien: The Original Screenplay (Dark Horse)

Experience the terror of ALIEN: THE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY from Dark Horse

Dark Horse Comics has announced an exciting new project based on the original screenplay for Alien. Writer Cristiano Seixas and artist Guilherme Balbi have teamed up to adapt the screenplay in to a five-issue miniseries.

Get all the details on the new series in the press release below.


EXPERIENCE THE TERROR OF “ALIEN: THE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY”

AN ALL NEW ALIEN

Dark Horse Comics and Twentieth Century Fox, with writer Cristiano Seixas, artist Guilherme Balbi (Predators, Superboy), and colorist Candice Han, adapted from the screenplay written by Dan O’Bannon, brings you Alien: The Original Screenplay

Alien: The Original Screenplay presents an alternate line of events initially conceived by Dan O’Bannon before it became the Alien motion picture manuscript. 

En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins . . . 

Alien: The Original Screenplay #1 (of five) goes on sale April 22, 2020, just in time for Alien Day celebrated on April 26th! Alien: The Original Screenplay is available for pre-order at your local comic shop

Praise for William Gibson’s Alien 3: The Unproduced Screenplay“If you’re a fan of the Alien franchise or you’re a fan of the Aliencomics, there’s enough here to get people excited.”–The Fandom Post 

“I just love big ‘what ifs’ when it comes to unproduced screenplays. Johnnie Christmas’ adaptation of William Gibson’s unproduced Alien 3 screenplay was such a…a very compelling look at what the movie might’ve been and would’ve looked like if handled by the father of cyberpunk.”–The Beat 

“Cinema’s loss is comic books’ gain in William Gibson’s Alien 3.”–Newsarama 


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Detective Comics #1000 (DC Comics)

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 tops 2019 comic book sales

Diamond Comic Distributors has released its annual list of the best selling comics books and graphic novels and there’s plenty of good news for many of the top publishers in the industry.

DC Comics takes the top spot in the individual sales chart as Detective Comics landmark 1000th issue becomes the top selling issue of 2019. The top ten issues is dominated by number ones with Marvel taking the lions share of spots on the chart. Here’s the top 10:

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1DETECTIVE COMICS #1000$9.99DC
2SPAWN #300$7.99IMAGE COMICS
3X-MEN #1$4.99MARVEL COMICS
4BLACK CAT #1$4.99MARVEL COMICS
5DCEASED #1$3.99DC
6ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1$7.99MARVEL COMICS
7MARVEL COMICS #1000$9.99MARVEL COMICS
8HOUSE OF X #1$5.99MARVEL COMICS
9POWERS OF X #1$5.99MARVEL COMICS
10WAR OF REALMS #1$5.99MARVEL COMICS

Over in the graphic novel top 10, it’s DC Comics who takes the crown again as Watchmen tops the chart with the most recent incarnation of its trade paperback. DC holds five of the top 10 slots with Image Comics and Dark Horse holding the rest of the chart.

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1WATCHMEN TP$24.99DC
2SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$9.99IMAGE COMICS
3UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOL. 1: APOCALYPSE SUITE TP$17.99DARK HORSE COMICS
4MONSTRESS VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$9.99IMAGE COMICS
5MISTER MIRACLE TP (MR)$24.99DC
6DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR)$9.99IMAGE COMICS
7BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT TP$19.99DC
8THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 31 TP (MR)$16.99IMAGE COMICS
9BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE HC$17.99DC
10BATMAN: DAMNED HC (MR)$29.99DC

Did you pick up any of the issues and TPB’s which make up these top 10’s? We’d love to hear your favourite comics from the year so let us know in the comments section below!


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X-Ray Robot (Dark Horse Comics)

Meet your next comic book obsession, X-RAY ROBOT, from Dark Horse

2020 is going to see the dawn of a brand new superhero from the legendary cartoonist Mike Allred, X-Ray Robot looks set to the one of the must-have comics of 2020 and we’ve got a new preview courtesy of our friends at Dark Horse Comics!


Mike Allred Creates a Brand New Superhero at Dark Horse Comics 

From visionary cartoonist, Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie), colorist Laura Allred (Madman, Catwoman), and letterer Nate Piekos (Stranger Things, The Mask) comes the out-of-this-world road trip X-Ray Robot

Max is a family man seeking a more interesting life. While conducting a new experiment at work the fabric of his reality is torn before his eyes, and a robotic figure appears claiming to be his 277-year-old self. The robot is able to “X-Ray” multiple dimensions and battles a nihilistic entity from another dimension who wants to take all life to its “Pre-Big Bang” status. Max and the robot embark on an interdimensional road trip through past and future to take down the “Nihilist” and save the universe! 

X-RAY ROBOT expands on my “Madmaniverse”. Some of the threads are more obvious than others, but most of my creator-owned work ties together. It shouldn’t surprise anyone to have someone familiar show up from my other “Madmaniverse” books like It Girl, The Atomics, Spaceman, Mr. Gum, or Red Rocket 7.” –Michael Allred 

Each issue of X-Ray Robot contains bonus 3D pin-ups! X-Ray Robot #1 (of four) goes on sale March 25, 2020, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop

Praise for X-Ray Robot: 

“One of the best cartoonists in all of comics has done it again! X-Ray Robot is another Allred homerun!!”–Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, Superman

“Mike Allred brings the brilliance, imagination, musicality, coolness, but also hope & much needed optimism, in a world of wonders and danger.”–David Mack (Kabuki

“Comics’ reigning king of pop-art philosophizing and psychedelic psychodrama has once more delivered the goods with X-Ray Robot!”–Chris Roberson (iZombie, Witchfinder

“Michael Allred kicks so much ass I can barely stand it. X-Ray Robot is the work of a master!”–Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars

“Mike Allred’s work consistently captures the purest joy and escapism you can find in comics. I have bought everything that Mike has produced for the last thirty years, and X-Ray Robot is on my pull list.”–Alex Ross (Kingdom Come

“—It just wouldn’t be another Mike Allred masterpiece without existential angst, retro-hip design motifs and clear and clever story-telling. Luckily, X-Ray Robot not only has all of those goodies to spare but also Michael’s other vital element…characters that make us care about them. As always, Mike shines his high-powered x-rays on the human soul, seeking to unveil the quirky and personal realities that live inside all of us.”–Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage

“There’s no one quite like Mike Allred, and there’s nothing quite like a Mike Allred comic. X-Ray Robot is another fine example of Allred’s unique take on the world and the comic book medium, by turns insane, moving, gripping, and beautiful. We really need a new word; Allredistic.”–Peter Milligan (Enigma, Tomorrow)


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