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Dark Horse “Number Ones” Anthology in March for $6

Trying to decide what to read next and not sure where to start? Dark Horse Comics has the perfect offering for your next binge read! Join their all-star roster of creators in the value-priced collection Dark Horse Number Ones, which contains full debut issues of eight different comics series for just six bucks and is slated for release on March 29, 2017.

Whether you’re looking for science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, or action/adventure, this affordable collection includes an issue for everyone, including entire first issues from some of Dark Horse’s most notable creators:

  • Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy #1
  • Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell #1
  • Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich’s Lady Killer #1
  •  Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer #1
  • Matt and Sharlene Kindt’s Dept. H #1
  • Brian Wood and Mack Chater’s Briggs Land #1
  • Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Harrow County #1
  • Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee’s Bounty #1

This full-color, 224-page trade paperback retails at just six dollars!  Find your new comics muse or hero in the Dark Horse Number Ones collection!


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HELLBOY IN HELL #10 1The weekend is almost here and some of the team is heading to Awesomecon! We’ll be Tweeting up and Instagraming from the show floor, so catch us there to stay up to date with what’s going on at the con.

While you await that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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iO9 – How Rebirth Is Changing the DC Universe – If you’ve been wondering.

Stat News – Comic books. Lesson plans. How drug companies target kids – Messed up.


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Nothing But Comics – Copra: Versus #1

CBR – Hellboy in Hell #10

Comic Attack – The Revisionist #1

Review: Hellboy in Hell #10

HELLBOY IN HELL #10 1Poetry in comic form. That feels like the only way to properly describe this final issue of Hellboy in Hell that wraps up Mike Mignola‘s story focused on Hellboy’s adventure in Hell. This isn’t the quick quipped Hellboy many individuals think of. The comic is a dour one, ending on a sad, borderline depressing note. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Told in a Bard like way, we see Hellboy’s battles in Hell as he confronts the various foes that stand in his way doing what he does best which is kill monsters/demons. Originally designed as a four-part story, this series was shortened making each issue more important and focused, and makes for a more interesting dissection of what Mignola is “saying” in this series. Every issue is now vital in the ramp up to this finale. Each a bread crumb of this final statement.

We as readers bear witness to this, Hellboy’s “final” battles as he wanders around in a desolate, and in many ways empty world. His adventures continue, but in storied form much like one would pass along from generation to generation.

And that story is open for interpretation. It, along with the series, begs to be read, re-read, dissected, and debated over and over. How we each view the series and its themes may vary and we’d all be correct in our own ways. This one is open for interpretation. Much like the originally intentioned endless wandering for Hellboy, the story itself keeps to that original vision.

The art by Mignola and colorist Dave Stewart is hauntingly beautiful. The minimal use of color, and Mignola’s designs add to the morose vibe. It’s a perfect package.

For Whom The Bell Tolls wraps up Hellboy’s adventures and leaves them open too. It is a damn near perfect ending to this series which has been a masterclass in storytelling and art.

Story: Mike Mignola Art: Mike Mignola Colorist: Dave Stewart
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Hellboy in Hell #10


Mike Mignola (W), Mike Mignola (A/Cover), Dave Stewart (C)

The finale!

Hellboy transforms into what he was always meant to be.


Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Civil_War_II_1_CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.


Top Pick: Civil War II #1 (Marvel) – Here it is!  The start of the next event that is going to split the hero community in half…again.  You would think they would have learned after the first throw down.  This time though, it isn’t registration that is looking to control the heroes and their actions; now we have an Inhuman who can see into the future…and there are those who think this can be used to prevent disastrous events.  Is the future written in stone?  Can you hold someone responsible for something they may do?  That’s what the Marvel Universe will be exploring and you can bet it’s going to get ugly.

A-Force #6 (Marvel) – It’s A-Force vs. Nico (under the control of the Countess).  Medusa has been skeptical about Nico’s powers from the start of this team…it’s going to be very interesting for her to find out first hand just what Sister Grimm can do.  I just hope A-Force survive the ordeal.  I’ve been a fan of this book since the start, and I am always excited when a new issue comes out.  It’s a great read with laughs, sass and action; who can ask for anything more?

Green Arrow: Rebirth #1 (DC) – Yeah yeah, here’s a DC title on my list.  I’ll be honest, I’m interested in this to see Black Canary and Green Arrow together again.  Yes, I know that is just the gimmick (as mentioned in previous articles) DC is using to get readers into this Rebirth.  Me, not being a regular to the DC universe, think this is a great time to jump in and see if it’s enough to make me consider making room for DC AND Marvel in my life.

Old Man Logan #7 (Marvel) – Logan is just looking to lay low and figure out his place in this new world he’s found himself in.  Too bad Lady Deathstrike and her Reavers have other plans.  I am really looking forward to seeing this showdown; this isn’t the Logan that Deathstrike is expecting to find…she may just get more then she bargained for.



Top Pick: Batman: Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) – It’s our first look with Tom King who is taking over writing duties from Scott Snyder.

Deadly Class #21 (Image Comics) – Summer finally is here, as freshmen finals end; but another freshman fails to make it to sophomore year.  Rick Remender’s depressive, but action filled, take on prep school assassination madness,continues to entertain.

The Goddamned #4 (Image Comics) – Another biblical inspired story. It focuses on a seemingly immortal and wandering Cain, after the fall; set in the period of the mythical Nephilim prior to the flood. Jason Aaron weaves yet another must-read grim proto-human story.

Saints #9 (Image Comics) – Another excellent maxi-series reaches its conclusion. The holy war (or unholy, depending on your opinion) ends, when the young and hipster Saints crew come face to face with the Archangel Michael and God.

Unfollow #8 (DC Vertigo) – This dark spin on social media continues, with more of the 140 dropping off, but a new follower enters the fray.



Top Pick: Birth of Kitaro GN (Drawn & Quarterly) – Kitaro is one of the most beloved characters in Japan. Created by Shigeru Mizuki, the titular character encounters a wide variety of yokai (creatures from Japanese folklore) in stories that appeal to both those interested in Japanese folklore and mythology as well as funny, great, entertaining manga. Finally, the West gets the first of a planned series of volumes with a translation by Zack Davisson.

Civil War II #1 (Marvel) – Say what you will about events for Marvel, this one looks to be the first event to make an impact in the post Secret Wars universe. Issue #0 didn’t really set many things up but did show a not too pleasant looking future. It will be refreshing to hopefully continue to have the series’ perspective from the same characters from the introductory issue.

Moon Knight #3 (Marvel) – Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood and Jordie Bellaire have been hypnotizing the reader thus far with a mysterious, brooding tale of Marc Spector combatting both demons (or Gods) both in his mind and in the physical world. This series has picked up the reigns from the last run of ‘Moon Knight’ and continues to prove that the character is one of the most intriguing in the Marvel universe.

Paper Girls #6 (Image Comics) – The first five issues were a fun callback to the action/adventure movies of the 1980s. It will be interesting to see what is in store with this title as the time frame switches to 2016. Plus, it is pretty hard to pass on Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang’s gorgeous visuals and one of the best colourists in the game with Matt Wilson.

The Revisionist #1 (Aftershock Comics) – Frank J. Barbiere is back with another intriguing title that is sure to bring the wit and fun nature of past titles like ‘Five Ghosts’, alongside artist Garry Brown and colourist Lauren Affe. All it takes, beyond the creative team, to be sold on this book are three words: time-travelling assassin. Plus, Aftershock has been releasing some really fresh, outside the box kinds of titles.



Top Pick: 4001 A.D. #2 (Valiant) – I’m not going to lie – I’ve already read this. It’s my top pick because I can’t wait to see the artwork in printed form. So excited.

The Goddamned #4 (Image Comics) – It feels like an age since the third issue came out, and I hadn’t realized how much I missed reading Jason Aaron’s take on the time before Noah needed his Arc. Brutal, bloody, and probably offensive. I love it.

Moon Knight #3 (Marvel) – To be honest, this isn’t the best Moon Knight series I’ve ever read, but it’s far from the worst. With each issue getting a little better, I’m hopeful for the rest of the series.

Old Man Logan #7 (Marvel) – After the anticlimactic first arc, the old man’s second story arc is, so far at least, feeling a hell of a lot better. What’s more classic Wolvie feeling than having him face off against the Reavers?

Will Eisner’s The Spirit #11 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Speaking of things I love… this is arguably the best series being published right now featuring an urban based vigilante.



Top Pick: The Red Virgin & the Vision of Utopia (Dark Horse) – A portrait of revolutionary feminist Louise Michel, who took up arms against a French regime that executed thousands. Deported to a penal colony, Michel joined the cause of the indigenous population against colonial oppression. Is there a more “me” graphic novel? Been reading it, and it’s really interesting.

Chum #2 (Comixtribe) – The first issue was a great mix of surfing and noir. Take Jaws, minus the giant shark, and add a crime story to it, and you have this comic. So good and looking forward to seeing where it all goes.

Hellboy in Hell #10 (Dark Horse) – This is it. Hellboy transforms into what he was always meant to be as Mike Mignola wraps up this series.

Rough Riders #3 (Aftershock Comics) – FDR and his gang of historical figures are heading to Cuba. There’s something really fun about this alternate history comic that dives deep into real history to get things right. It’s entertaining and will get you to do some research too.

Superman: Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) – I loved the Superman: Lois and Clark miniseries and to see where and how this Superman fits into the Rebirth universe is going to be very interesting. That miniseries was filled with action, but also a lot of positivity. This issue serves as a fantastic end cap to that bridging the cap between that and what’s to come.

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alphaking01_CoverArtIt was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What excited you? What didn’t you like? Sound off in the comments!

While you ponder that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBLDF – This One Summer Banned in Minnesota School – Sigh.

ICv2 – GTS Distribution Buys Global Enterprises – Congrats to them.

Nothing But Comics – Tuesday Top Ten: Political Comics – A solid list. It could easily have been 25 comics.


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CBR – 3 Floyds: Alpha King #1

CBR – 4001 A.D.

Comic Vine – Green Lantern #52

CBR – Hellboy in Hell #9

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #2

Comic Vine – The Punisher #1

Comics Alliance – The Punisher #1

CBR – Thunderbolts #1

Comic Vine – Thunderbolts #1

Hellboy in Hell Comes to an End in 2016

In an interview, Mike Mignola announced today that Hellboy in Hell is ending its run in 2016 with issue 10. At that point Mignola will be taking a year off from drawing comic books to focus on fine arts, specifically painting.

Mignola said:

I was looking at what I had done, and coming off one of the stories I realized, ‘Oh, we’re further along in some way than I thought we were going to be. We got where we were going a lot faster. I had some fun stuff lined up that I was going to do, but if I did it, it was just going to soften the impact, it was just going to ramble more than it needed to ramble. I thought, If we’re going there, let’s just go there now. So, yes, we’re wrapping up Hellboy in Hell.

It’s been at least 25 years since I finished something and I didn’t know what I was doing next — I’ve always had a project lined up. I’ve painted in the past, but I only average about one painting a year, and the last painting I did, I actually really liked. So I thought, Gee, if I do a bunch of paintings, maybe I’ll actually figure out what I’m doing instead of relearning every year. So I asked my wife, could I do this? Could I just take a year off and just paint? Of course, I can’t really take a year off — I am co-plotting B.P.R.D. and these various other books, but I’d like to take a year off from drawing any kind of comics, and just spend the bulk of a year doing color work. I’ve never taken a significant chunk of time to just do work essentially for myself. I have no idea where it’s gonna go, but it’s exciting. It’s what keeps me going.

HELLBOY IN HELL issue 7 cover

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It’s new comic day! What’s everyone excited for? What will you be picking up?

While you decide, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web you might have missed.

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The Outhousers – When Will the Door Be Cracked for the Black Comic Writers? – A good read and a good question.

Bleeding Cool – DC Comics Editors Strongly Urged To Use Affirmative Action When Hiring Writers And Artists – Sounds like we again are ahead of the curve when it comes to comics.

Kotaku – The Sorry State of Arkham Knight’s DLC – Sad to hear and see.


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Talking Comics – Dr. Fate #4

Bleeding Cool – Hellboy in Hell #8

ICv2 – Ring of Roses

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It’s new comic book day today! What are folks looking forward to reading?

While you think about that, here’s some news and reviews from around the web to keep you busy.

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ICv2 – ComicsPro Announces ‘Local Comic Shop Day’ – Is it smart to do this on Small Business Saturday?

Comics Alliance – Why I’m Boycotting Marvel Comics – Agree? Disagree?

ICv2 – Critics Are Forcing Comics to Check Their Privilege – An interesting read.

Forbes – Will Deadpool’s Risky Marketing Strategy Hurt Its Bottom Line? – Interesting read as well.


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Nothing But Comics – Bloodshot Reborn #5

Bleeding Cool – Dark Corridor #1

CBR – Hellboy in Hell #7

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! We’ve got some reviews up yesterday, and more will be today, as well as previews too! While you decide what to buy, here’s some news and reviews to keep you busy while you think it over.

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CBR – The Mission: New Line’s Shaft, DC’s Batgirl and the Realization of Fears – A good read.


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The Beat – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #4

CBR – Daredevil #17

The Beat – Hellboy in Hell #7

CBR – Jem and the Holograms #5

CBR – Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1

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