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A Man On the Brink Reaches his Breaking Point in Static from Matt Lesniewski and Carlos Badilla

From the great mind of Eisner-nominated Matt Lesniewski and colorist Carlos Badilla comes the new sci-fi/horror graphic novel Static arriving April 2021.

Emmett never thought his life would be like this. Especially not for this long. Every day is the same, and it’s a living hell. The eccentric scientist’s muscle-for-hire will do anything to break from a decade’s long cycle of déjà vu. When Emmett unknowingly causes the spark that brings his life to a boiling point, a domino effect of chaotic events leads to an ironic fate.

Static arrives in comic shops April 28, 2021, and bookstores May 11, 2021.


Dark Horse and CD Projekt Red Present The Witcher Library Edition

The Witcher fans rejoice! Dark Horse and CD Projekt Red are making it easier than ever for The Witcher fans to catch up on the tie-in graphic novels and comics series in The Witcher Library Edition. CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher is a dark fantasy RPG game series with a character-driven, non-linear story set in a gritty and living world. The Witcher games have collectively earned over 800 industry awards and have sold more than 33 million copies worldwide.

The Witcher Library Edition collects issues #1–#5 of the Witcher comic series House of GlassFox ChildrenCurse of Crows, and the Killing Monsters one-shot—and features annotations and a sketchbook section. Multiple Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Tobin pens a fantasy epic of the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher—one of the few remaining monster hunters. The Witcher Library Editionfeatures story art by Joe Querio, Piotr Kowalski, and Max Bertolini with colors by Carlos Badilla and Brad Simpson and lettering by Nate Piekos. This edition features a bonus sketchbook section and additional art by Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Stan Sakai, Duncan Fegredo, Simon Bisley, and a new cover by Mike Mignola. This 440-page tome retails for $49.99.

The Witcher Library Edition goes on sale October 24, 2018.

Review: Dead Vengeance #1

dv1It’s 1940, and a phony body on exhibit in a carnival sideshow suddenly springs to life and shambles away. Not so phony after all, he is John Doe, radio commentator and archenemy of Detroit’s notorious Purple Gang! But why did he disappear in 1930, and why did the mayor, the mob, and the cops all want him dead?

The story of Dead Vengeance is positioned almost as a murder mystery, with the newly awakened John Doe trying to find out how he ended up as a dead body in a carnival side show, and why; who was he before he “died,” and what nefarious scheme could have taken him away from his previous life. Further more, what does he do now he’s awake, and no longer dead?

Dead Vengeance is, apparently, ideal for fans of The Goon, but as I have never read that comic series I can’t truthfully tell you whether that’s true. What I can tell you, though, is that Dead Vengeance #1 is awesome.

Bill Morrison handles both the writing and penciling here, and is joined by Keith Champagne and Carlos Badilla who provide inks and colours respectively. As a creative team they work together very well, giving us a comic that’s very easy on the eyes as you read it. The art style feels like an updated version of a crime comic produced in the late 40’s to early 50’s, but with enough of a modern flavour to feel fresh and exciting to today’s audiences. 

Dead Vengeance #1 isn’t exactly laugh out loud funny, but that being said there were several moments where I found myself chortling at a panel, smirking at a conversation held between characters or having a smile at something fairly simple as I read trough this issue; despite the dark subject matter this Dead Vengeance is a surprisingly fun comic, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There are some scenes during this comic where it feels very much as if Bill Morrison is poking fun at established tropes, and what would usually be seen as a deus ex machina type coincidence can and should be laughed at in many ways because of how the characters react to those situations. It’s a nice tongue in cheek take on what could easily have been enough to turn some readers away from the comic.

Dead Vengeance may not sound like it’ll be up your alley, and maybe it isn’t but if nothing else you should still flick through the pages when you go to your comics retailer; who knows, maybe you’ll be intrigued. This concept – that of a (possible) murder victim solving their own murder – is one that may not be entirely original, it is presented here with a fresh take and enough humour to make it worth adding to your pull list. 

Story: Bill Morrison Art: Bill Morrison, Keith Champagne, Carlos Badilla
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Team Ninja & Dark Horse Launch Part Two of the Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Team NINJA and Dark Horse Comics today launched part two of the three-part Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z digital comic series continuing the saga of the cyborg ninja’s legendary sword named “Heartless”. Part two finds Yaiba continuing on his quest to attain the mystical “Heartless” sword, encountering a new ally along his way. With different motivations, but both ultimately in the name of revenge, the two must work together in unexpected ways to conquer “the River of Three Crossings” and reach the Storm Temple.

The series is brought to life by writers Tim Seeley and Josh Emmons, artist Rafael Ortiz, colorist Carlos Badilla with a special cover art by James Harren. The comic will be available for free as a download at the Dark Horse Digital Store, as well as through the Dark Horse Comics app (available through iTunes & Google Play).


Preview – Hack/Slash #22

Hack/Slash #22

Story by: Tim Seeley Art By: Elena Casagrande Cover By: Tim Seeley & Carlos Badilla Variant Cover by: Elena Casagrande

“FINAL ,” Part Three
Cassie and Vlad have lost old friends to the unified slashers attack. Now, they have to gather an army to stop Samhain and his Black Lamp Society…an army of FINAL GIRLS!


Preview – Bloodstrike #28

Bloodstrike #28

Story by: Tim Seeley Art By: Franchesco Gaston Cover By: Tim Seeley & Carlos Badilla
Price: $2.99

It’s a BLOOD BROTHERS reunion, as a ticked off Battlestone comes gunning for his brother, Cabbot. Does the newly reborn Bloodstrike team have what it takes to save their leader from fratricide?

Preview – Bloodstrike #27

Bloodstrike #27

Story by: Tim Seeley Art By: Franchesco Gaston Cover By: Tim Seeley & Carlos Badilla
Price: $2.99

The newly resurrected Bloodstrike team is sent against Cabbot’s dad: the supervillian QUANTUM! Meanwhile, Cabbot is high in the mountains of Afghanistan fighting…mummies?!

Preview – Hack/Slash #11

Hack/Slash #11

Price: $3.50

Vlad is dying! Samhain is in the clutches of the highly evil, Bomb Queen, missing a limb or two! And a lone Cassie has to take out one really psychotic mime! Things are getting ugly up in here, in the conclusion to INTERDIMENSIONAL WOMEN’S PRISON BREAKOUT.

Preview – Hack/Slash #2

Official Press Release



32 PAGES, FC, $3.50

Hack/Slash Inc. is under siege by zombie animals as undead vet Bobby Brunswick returns from the grave. Cassie and Vlad will have to team with an archenemy to keep their friends from becoming undead pet food! Meanwhile, Samhain’s hunt for the Black Lamp will bring him to a very dark place!


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