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An Online Trend Turns Deadly in Creeping

From writer Zack Keller, with an original story by Mike Richardson, and art by Doug WheatleyCreeping takes you on a horrifying journey where fun and mischief take a shocking turn into the ultimate fight for survival.

“Creeping” is sweeping across social media—a dangerous online trend that dares participants to spend the night at a frightening location—from crumbling cemeteries to derelict morgues. As more people join in, the competition increases—who can outdo the latest scary destination? One group of thrill-seekers is determined to find the most terrifying place in the world—and an abandoned medieval fortress-turned-asylum fits the bill, but they soon realize they are in for more than they bargained for.

Creeping will be in comic shops on October 13, 2021, and in book stores on October 26, 2021 and retails for $19.99.


The Predators Become the Hunted

Dark Horse Comics and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products celebrate an amazing thirty years of Predator with a new comic series, Predator: Hunters, and a hardcover collection, Predator: The Original Comics Series—Concrete Jungle and Other Stories! Dark Horse’s own senior editor Chris Warner returns to the famed franchise with Predator: Hunters, alongside artist Francisco Ruiz Velasco, letterer Michael Heisler, and cover artist Doug Wheatley for the new five-issue series. And Mark Verheiden’s Predator stories from 1989 to 1996 are collected in a beautiful hardcover in Predator: The Original Comics Series—Concrete Jungle and Other Stories.

Earth has been plagued by space aliens for centuries. In Predator: Hunters, characters from past Dark Horse series team up against the extraterrestrial visitors. The Predators are in for a surprise when the toughest, most dangerous humans start hunting them.

Predator: The Original Comics Series—Concrete Jungle and Other Stories follows the success of 2016’s Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series. Concrete Jungle and Other Stories collects Predator: Concrete Jungle #1–#4, Predator: Cold War #1–#4, and Predator: Dark River #1–4. Concrete Jungle finds the alien trophy hunters traveling from the jungles of Central America to the concrete jungle of New York City, where they face off against an NYPD detective. In Cold War, the Predators crash-land in Siberia, and in Dark River, the hero of Concrete Jungle traces the path of his younger brother to find out what really happened to him after the events in the movie Predator.

The first issue of Predator: Hunters goes on sale May 3, 2017. Predator: The Original Comics Series—Concrete Jungle and Other Stories goes on sale June 14, 2017.


Review: King Tiger #4

King Tiger #4In King Tiger #4, King Tiger has used all his strength, expended every weapon, cast his last spell. His adversary is trapped, and Tiger is trapped with it. But Rikki Boyd, the woman whose heart he broke, refuses to let Tiger die alone. When magic fails, can the heart prevail?

In a concluding fashion for this four limited run, the story comes to its end. Conclusion maybe a little inaccurate, more like a final battle between Tiger, his father, and his demon mother. Even though how the ritualistic summoning of his mother is brought to its fitting end in a slightly cliche manner, it does allow the story to wrap it in a solid, conclusive manner.

While compared to the previous issues, this comic is much more vibrant and colorful. However, there isn’t much contrast outside of the ones between the character’s and their environment. I will admit the cover art is superb, and reminds me of old comics I have seen from the 60’s and 70’s. Just updated with a more modern character, and environment. Defiantly wouldn’t mind having a physical print of the cover to hang up, or frame.

Story: Randy Stradley Art: Doug Wheatley
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: King Tiger #2

King Tiger #2 coverKing Tiger has secrets: dark truths about himself he dare not reveal. But his past—and his destiny—have been exposed, breaking the heart of the woman who loves him and pitting the mystic warrior alone against the Dragon and its demonic progeny who seek the blood of the Tiger!

Written by Randy Stradley, King Tiger #2 picks up where the last one left off. The issue rockets up the pace, managing to reveal some of Tiger’s dark lineage, and his great secret. All the while they hint to some extent of his destiny, and why he was born? They have yet to spill his blood, to unleash the evil that they summoned.

In contrast to the last issue, this one is filled mostly with action. However, that being said, there are a few panels that reveal some more of the backstory. Including Tiger’s father, mother, and his inhuman siblings.

The artwork by Doug Wheatley manages to highlight all of this in a superb way. Even some of the stranger things that take place, are well drawn with a careful attention to detail. Even the darker scenes are well laid out, and done with a nice balance of color.

Story: Randy Stradley Art: Doug Wheatley
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: King Tiger #1 (of #4)

King Tiger #1 CoverBlood, death, and fire—the darkest kind of magic. A monstrous secret from King Tiger’s past has found the mystic warrior, but can Tiger’s skills and sorcery triumph against an unthinkable supernatural obscenity linked to his own destiny? If the Tiger falls, the Dragon will rise!

The first issue of Dark Horse ComicsKing Tiger combines a fast paced story, with back story, magic, and action. Combining the world of the west and the mythology of the east in a beautiful tapestry.

Written by Randy Stradley, the story has a quick pace, and flows well. With its rapid pace, it makes for a quick read. Even if you are unfamiliar with the characters or the backstory of them, you can still enjoy it. That defiantly aids to the overall story, well.

Even the artwork by Doug Wheatley flows wonderfully between panels. While the cover are has an overall brightness to it, the world contained between the pages is less colorful. The characters contrast against the world they are drawn in.

The combination of this makes this perfect balance. Honestly if you enjoy modern fantasy, I would recommend it.

Story: Randy Stradley Art: Doug Wheatley
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Read

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Dark Horse Delivers Ten New Series This Summer

At Emerald City Comicon, Dark Horse Comics announced ten new comic series that’ll debut this summer.

Barb Wire #1

Chris Warner (W)
Patrick Olliffe (A)
On Sale in July

Nail-hard tough and drop-dead gorgeous, Barb Wire is the baddest bounty hunter on the mean streets of Steel Harbor, where gangsters can lift bulldozers and leap rusting factories in a single bound. The hunting is stupid good and the bounties are hella big—if Barb lives long enough to collect!


King Tiger #1

Randy Stradley (W)
Doug Wheatley (A)
On Sale in August

Blood, death, and fire—the darkest kind of magic. A monstrous secret from King Tiger’s past has found the mystic warrior, but can Tiger’s skills and sorcery triumph against an unthinkable supernatural obscenity linked to his own destiny? If the Tiger falls, the Dragon will rise!


Negative Space #1

Ryan K Lindsay (W)
Owen Gieni (A)
On Sale in July

When one man’s writer’s block gets in the way of his suicide note, he goes for a walk to clear his head and soon uncovers a century-old conspiracy dedicated to creating and mining the worst lows of human desperation. A corporation has manipulated his life purely so they can farm his suicide note as a sadness artifact that will be packed and shipped to ancient underwater creatures who feed off our strongest and most base emotions. Our hero partners with a cult intent on exposing the corporation, and only a suicide mission can solve the whole mess.


The Tomorrows #1

Curt Pires (W)
Jason Copland (A)
On Sale in July

A bold new speculative-fiction comic from the mind of writer Curt Pires, each issue illustrated by a different brilliant artist!

The future: art is illegal. Everything everyone ever posted online has been weaponized against them. The reign of the Corporation is quickly becoming as absolute as it is brutal—unless the Tomorrows can stop it.

They told you the counterculture was dead. They were wrong. Welcome to the new reality.


Death Head #1

Zack Keller, Nick Keller (W)
Joanna Estep (A)
On Sale in July

When Niles and Justine Burton go camping to get a break from their stressful lives, they expect to find peace . . . not an abandoned village hiding an ancient evil. In a turn of events ripped straight from a horror movie, a brutal killer wearing a plague doctor’s mask begins hunting Niles, Justine, and their two kids. Who is the Plague Doctor? What does he want? And how will the family survive?


Zodiac Starforce #1

Kevin Panetta (W)
Paulina Ganucheau (A)
On Sale in August

They’re an elite group of teenage girls with magical powers who have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters—not your typical afterschool activity! But when an evil force from another dimension infects team leader Emma, she must work with her team of magically powered friends to save herself—and the world—from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions!

From Kevin Panetta (Bravest Warriors) and Paulina Ganucheau (TMNT: New Animated Adventures, Bravest Warriors), this super-fun and heartfelt story of growing up and friendship—with plenty of magical-girl fighting action—delivers the most exciting new ensemble cast in comics!


Adam.3 #1

Scott Kolins (W/A)
On Sale in August

Award-winning writer and artist Scott Kolins (Past Aways, The Flash, The Avengers, Solomon Grundy) premieres Adam.3.

On a futuristic island paradise populated by talking animals and monitored by orbiting control satellites, the peaceful lives of Adam and his wife Skye are troubled by growing tension between Adam and his previous son, Beo. The situation goes from bad to worse when an alien invader infects the animals—turning them into aliens themselves. When Beo is captured, Adam must battle his transformed animal friends to save his son—and their island home!


Power Cubed #1

Aaron Lopresti (W/A)
On Sale in September

On his eighteenth birthday, Kenny’s inventor father gives him a phenomenal piece of matter-reinterpreting technology, attracting the attention of a bumbling Nazi scientist and an elite government agent. Aaron Lopresti delivers a comical coming-of-age tale in a fantastic sci-fi universe!


The Steam Man #1

Mark Miller (W)
Joe R. Lansdale (W)
Piotr Kowalski (A)
On Sale in October

The Old West (but not as we know it): Giant robots that run on steam power are created to take down invading Martians and armies of killer albino apes in an all-out brawl. The Steam Man, a giant metal man operated by a team of monster hunters, seems to have the town protected and the West under control, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to town to bring forth the apocalypse.


Chimichanga: Sorrow of the World’s Worst Face #1

Eric Powell (W)
Stephanie Buscema (A)
On Sale in late 2015

Wrinkle’s Traveling Circus’s most adorable bearded girl and her savory-named beast are back, and there is a new act in store! Come one, come all to the Sorrow of the World’s Worst Face! But beware: those who look behind the curtain are in for an awful treat, and it’s not just his face we’re talkin’ about!


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