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Preview: 3 Devils #4 (of 4)

3 Devils #4 (of 4)

Bo Hampton (w & a & c)

Ex-Slave Marcus and Tara the Gypsy Girl are hot on the trail of the vampire known as the White Man. Along the way, they stumble upon a traveling freak show with a head-liner called The Human Wolf, who may be a pitiable freak of nature — or something much, much more deadly!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: 3 Devils #3 (of 4)

3 Devils #3 (of 4)

Bo Hampton (w & a & c)

The ex-slave and the gypsy girl are packing 19th-Century heat! Marcus and Tara are going after the vampire known as the White Man but make a stop at the Bent River Saloon before leaving town—a decision that may prove to be fatal! Blockbuster bar-room brawl action!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: 3 Devils #2 (of 4)

3 Devils #2 (of 4)

Bo Hampton (w & a & c)

Under the ex-slave Marcus’ one good watchful eye, the stunningly beautiful Gypsy girl is taught everything he knows about fighting to the death. With vengeance against the White Man always boiling in the back of her brain, she proves to be a masterful student… and killing machine!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: 3 Devils #2 (of 4)

3 Devils #2 (of 4)

Bo Hampton (w & a & c)

Under the ex-slave Marcus’ one good watchful eye, the stunningly beautiful Gypsy girl is taught everything he knows about fighting to the death. With vengeance against the White Man always boiling in the back of her brain, she proves to be a masterful student… and killing machine!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: 3 Devils #1 (of 4)

3 Devils #1 (of 4)

Bo Hampton (w & a & c)

3 Devils, from writer/artist Bo Hampton, is a high-action, supernatural western that centers around a pact of vengeance sworn by a tragically orphaned Gypsy girl, an ex-slave with no soul, and a carnival freak billed as the Human Wolf. Gaining strength and courage from each other, they set off across the Old West—in search of the three hideous, inhuman entities that caused their torment and haunt their lives.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Review: Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The New Adventures HC (Second Edition)

WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT THE NEW ADVENTURES HC (SECOND EDITION)The Spirit is one of those enduring characters that not only have outlasted its creator which is a feat in and of itself but inspired tens of thousands of characters made from the same ilk. The fact that Will Eisner’s name carries so much love and respect throughout the industry, is truly unprecedented. I have heard other writers compare him to Jack Kirby and Bob Kane, but no one was quite like Mr. Eisner, as his feel for story and character are very much different than those icons. In all honesty, it truly is a travesty that The Spirit has not been translated into other mediums like the lesser characters it inspired.

After its initial publication, in 1939, it had a long and storied history, some involving controversy with the introduction of the character of Ebony White and some very depressing lows, with the publication, of The Spirit’s adventures involving John Law. The fact that he has appeared in print in just about every decade of the 20th century, speaks to infamy of the character, and how well written it as by Eisner. I really got into the character not from the original archived comic that DC Comics collected back in 2007, but from Jeph Loeb’s and Darwyn Cooke’s highly entertaining one shot involving his encounter with the Dark Knight. Then Dynamite enlisted Matt Wagner for a whole new series which definitely stayed true to Eisner’s original vision.

In this collection, a who’s who of the comic world showed up to tell their interpretations of the character to include Paul Chadwick, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman, Mike Allred, Jay Stephens and many more. Every story is each creator at their peak talents, especially Gaiman’s “The Return of Mink Stole”, which he is particularly adept at, and I wish he wrote more of. Another standout is Chadwick’s” Cursed Beauty”, which definitely reminds of Brubaker’s recently concluded Fade Out and some elements of his Fatale. Moore has contributed various stories to this collection, but the one that stands as my favorite is “Last Night I Dreamed of Dr.Cobra”, which now reading it again has definite influences over his ongoing Providence.

Overall, a strong collection, as it seemed as though every creator stepped knowing who each other was, and how important Eisner’s legacy is. The stories are iconic Spirit at their best, definitely some twists and turns , but always staying true. The art by the varius artists , is a nice contrast in various hues and styles that makes this a must buy. Altogether, if you love crime noir , if you love your heroes dark and brooding, then you will love The Spirit, as well as these creators.

Story: Paul Chadwick, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman , Mike Allred, Jay Stephens, Denis Kitchen, John Wagner, Mark Kneece, Kurt Busiek, Matt Brundage, Michael Avon Oeming, John Ostrander, Scott Hampton, Dennis Eichorn, Eddie Campbell, Jay Stephens, Joe Lansdale, James Vance, Gary Chaloner
Art: Dave Gibbons, Dan Burr, Daniel Torres, Bo Hampton, Brent Anderson, Laura Allred, David Lloyd, Tom Mandrake, Scott Hampton, Gene Fama, Eddie Campbell, Paul Pope, John Lucas, Gary Chaloner
Story: 10 Art:10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Riven Sends a Shiver Through Dark Horse Presents!

RIVEN SENDS A SHIVER THROUGH

 DARK HORSE PRESENTS

APRIL 25, MILWAUKIE, OR—Riven, the latest tale set to debut in Dark Horse Comics’ legendary anthology Dark Horse Presents, marks a new beginning for horror fans!

Dark Horse Comics recently announced the Riven graphic novel, the third collaboration between cowriters Bo Hampton (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) and Robert Tinnell (The Wicked West), which is slated to hit stores August 22.  Riven’s three-part story beginning in Dark Horse Presents #14 will serve as a chilling introduction to their world of terror.

Dark Horse Presents is bringing together such a great mix of talent and stories at the moment that it’s honestly an honor to be included in the book. From all the chatter Dark Horse Presents has been generating it’s clear the book is appealing to discerning, articulate readers—and those are precisely the sorts of people we hope are attracted to Riven,” said Robert Tinnell.

Riven’s Katya has been in a coma for five years, and when she awakes, everything has changed. Now she is a gorgeous teenager with a mysterious, gruesome past, becoming aware of a growing, terrifying power inside her body, triggered by the touch of the full moon, eager to break free . . . Can Katya solve the mystery of her blood-drenched nightmares before they become reality?

“It was a great spawning ground in its original incarnation and I’m really happy to be part of Dark Horse Presents now. I’m looking forward to seeing the Riven pages in that format,” Bo Hampton added.

Check out Riven in Dark Horse Presents #14, on sale July 18!

 

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists.  In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the BarbarianMass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

Hampton and Tinnell Present Riven! Classic Werewolf Terror!

HAMPTON AND TINNELL PRESENT RIVEN!

CLASSIC WEREWOLF TERROR! 

March 2, MILWAUKIE, OR—From the creators of Sight Unseen and Demons of Sherwood, Dark Horse is thrilled to deliver a new level of horror: Riven!

The third collaboration between cowriters Bo Hampton (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) and Robert Tinnell (The Wicked West), Riven is 196 pages of finely tuned terror that will send shivers up your spine!

Riven is a stone killer of a werewolf story with a fragile young woman as a protagonist. It was irresistible for us to create and we’re betting the readers will agree it was well worth the wait,” said Bo Hampton. “She’s adopted from a Romanian orphanage at the age of three and brought to America. At the age of thirteen an accident puts her in a coma—but doctors are completely baffled because her brain waves spike every thirty days—in direct correlation with the full moon.”

“I always say that it’s tough to really scare people in a comic book—for a variety of reasons. When Bo and I did Sight Unseen a few years ago we worked really hard to try and legitimately frighten or otherwise unnerve the reader. And it would seem we were successful. Now we have more pages and we had a vision for genuinely trying to not only creep out the reader, but really jolt them in places,” Robert Tinnell stated. “I think if you like to be scared you’ll have good reason to respond to Riven because I honestly believe there are very scary moments in this book.”

Katya has been in a coma for five years, and when she awakes, everything has changed. Now she is a gorgeous teenager with a mysterious, gruesome past, becoming aware of a growing, terrifying power inside her body, triggered by the touch of the full moon, eager to break free . . . Can Katya solve the mystery of her blood-drenched nightmares before they become reality?

All fans of horror should look for Riven, on sale August 22, 2012!

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the BarbarianMass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

Preview – Hellraiser Masterpieces #3

HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #3

Written by John Rozum & Erik Saltzgaber
Drawn by Mark Texeira & Mike Hoffman & Bo Hampton & Rod Whigham
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: James Martin
Diamond Code: OCT110914

Straight from Hell, it’s another dose of classic Hellraiser horror ripped from the pages of Marvel Comics’ Hellraiser series — shipping twice this month! Re-presenting, in the mode of DR. WHO CLASSICS, never-before-reprinted tales from some of comicdom’s premiere talents! This issues is three stories of grotesquery and high strangeness from John Rozum (XOMBI), featuring the art of Mark Texeria (GHOST RIDER) and Bo Hampton (BATMAN)! No other comic features these kind of sleek and intelligent horror stories told in the Hellraiser tradition!