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Preview: Blood Oath #1

Blood Oath #1

Story: Rob Hart, Alex Segura
Art: Joe Eisma
Color: Hilary Jenkins
Editor: Heather Antos
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  1. New York.

The peak of Prohibition.

Hazel Crenshaw just wants to be left alone, to tend to her farm, to care for her younger sister, and to run her business. But her business is inescapably tangled up with the New York gangs that will eventually coalesce into the mafia, and a new, unknown partner.

When the Crenshaw farm is attacked, Hazel must not only defend her home, she must cope with the realization that her flirtation with the other side of the law might also put her in the crosshairs of something else — something much more sinister…

Blood Oath #1

Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hilary Jenkins’ Apache Delivery Service Sells Out and Gets a Second Printing with a New Cover

Matt Kindt, Hilary Jenkins, and Tyler Jenkins’ new horror series, Apache Delivery Service #1, has sold out ahead of its publication on January 5, 2022! To fulfill demand for this already acclaimed series, Dark Horse Comics has announced a second printing, featuring a new and exclusive cover by comic book artist Benjamin Dewey!      

In the jungles of Vietnam, two men are on the hunt for a cache of missing gold from World War II. The men follow a trail of mysteriously mutilated corpses as they navigate through jungle, war and a maze of caves. Can these men trust each other? Is there a serial killer on the loose? And is there truth to the rumors – that a clan of ancient witches is guarding the missing Nazi gold?

Apache Delivery Service #1 second printing will be in comic shops on January 19, 2022.

Apache Delivery Service #1 second printing

Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hilary Jenkins’ Apache Delivery Service Comes to Dark Horse in January 2022

Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hilary Jenkins, the creative team behind the hit series Fear Case, team up once more to bring another horrific masterpiece to life in Apache Delivery Service.  

In the jungles of Vietnam, two men are on the hunt for a cache of missing gold from World War II. The men follow a trail of mysteriously mutilated corpses as they navigate through jungle, war and a maze of caves. Can these men trust each other? Is there a serial killer on the loose? And is there truth to the rumors – that a clan of ancient witches is guarding the missing Nazi gold? 

Apache Delivery Service #1 (of four) will be in comic shops on January 5, 2022.

Review: Fear Case #1

Fear Case #1
Fear Case #1, cover by Duncan Fegredo

Matt Kindt and Tyler and Hilary Jenkins are tapping into some True Detective vibes with Fear Case, the team’s new fantasy horror book for Dark Horse. To tie it only to that show, though, does a disservice to the range of ideas unleashed on this story. There’s a dark fantasy undercurrent to the plot that looks like it will grab hold as the comic progresses and there’s a Philip K. Dick reference in there that provides a big hint as to what’s coming. What’s certain is that this story has the potential to be among many ‘best of’ lists come year’s end.

Fear Case #1 focus on two Secret Service agents, one a New Age enthusiast with a love for speculative fiction (called Winters) and the other a more old-school agent that’s not keen on entertaining fantasies (called Mitchum). They’re on the last three weeks of a mysterious case assigned to them concerning a strange box that’s been seen in some of the world’s most enigmatic tragedies. It’s a case that’s eluded many other agents, driven some to madness even. It’s because of this that those who get the case have a one-year deadline to solve it, if they withstand it.

The setup is clean, enticing, and beautifully presented without really getting bogged down by insider shop talk, which tends to make reading procedurals and detective stories a bit cumbersome sometimes. Kindt’s dialogue smoothly transitions from light exposition to character development and it does look like one won’t overpower the other, something that tends to hound True Detective.

Tyler and Hilary’s art, an illustrator and colorist combo, keeps the tone dark and heavy but not to the point of making the book feel like a walk through hell to get at its mysteries. Their approach to tone is not meant to oppress the reader rather than to offer a counterbalance to Kindt’s lively and quick dialogue. They play off of each other nicely. It shows how synchronized this creative team is on this book.

Fear Case
Fear Case #1

The mystery behind the fear case has an air of conspiracy theory behind it, making the interaction between Winters and Mitchum unravel as a clash of worldviews. Winters indulges the more mystic elements of the case while Mitchum is willing to go beyond his comfort zone but only within reason. It’s a refreshing state of affairs that thankfully doesn’t result in the two characters sniping at each other from opposite extremes. They prefer the grey area, perhaps alluding to the possibility no clear answer will come from the case and that a lot will be left up to interpretation.

There’s enough in Fear Case’s first issue to justify following the series at a monthly basis. This is the kind of comic one desperately wants to continue reading once an issue is done. It just comes off as a very good pilot episode for a TV series, like the first episodes for Fringe and The X-Files. Much like those shows, Fear Case hooks you in immediately and I doubt you’ll put up much of a struggle given how good it is.

Script: Matt Kindt Art: Tyler Jenkins Color: Hilary Jenkins
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy and brush up on your Philip K. Dick

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Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hilary Jenkins’ Fear Case #1 Sells Out Ahead of Release and Gets a Second Printing

The series debut of the anticipated horror comic Fear Case by writer Matt Kindt, artist Tyler Jenkins, and colorist Hilary Jenkins has sold out at the distributor level ahead of its February 3, 2021, on-sale date. Dark Horse Comics has tapped the critically acclaimed Andrea Sorrentino to provide a new cover for the issue’s second printing.       

Described as “True Detective” meets “The Ring”, Fear Case marks Matt Kindt’s first foray into the horror genre.

Fear Case #1, out on February 3, 2021, features a standard cover by Tyler Jenkins and variant covers by Francesco Francavilla and Duncan Fegredo. Dark Horse Comics will publish the second printing variant of issue 1, featuring an all-new cover by Andrea Sorrentino, on February 10th, 2020.

Fear Case #1

Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hilary Jenkins Strike Fear and Intrigue with Fear Case

From the minds of Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hilary Jenkins comes Fear Case, a new, horrific detective series. The Eisner-award nominated team behind Grass Kings is teaming up once again, this time to strike fear—and intrigue—into the hearts of readers. 

It is True Detective meets The Ring in Fear Case, as a no-nonsense Secret Service agent and his partner investigate a mysterious box known only as the “Fear Case,” which has appeared throughout history at sites of disaster and tragedy. Whoever comes into possession of this case must pass it on within three days or face deadly consequences. The agents must track down this Fear Case while staying one step ahead of a psychotic cult and the otherwordly forces behind the Case’s existence. 

Fear Case #1 (of four) will be in comic shops on February 3, 2021.

Fear Case

Preview: King of Nowhere #4 (of 5)

King of Nowhere #4 (of 5)

(W) W. Maxwell Prince (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99

As Denis digs deeper into the secrets of Nowhere, he only finds more questions – about the strange town, and about his own history. When he meets a man in full hazmat gear, Denis finally learns the truth about what brought him to Nowhere.

King of Nowhere #4 (of 5)

Get a First Look at King of Nowhere #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at King of Nowhere #2, the latest issue of an all-new original five-issue series from acclaimed writer W. Maxwell Prince, artist Tyler Jenkins, colorist Hilary Jenkins, and letterer AndWorld Design, an unforgettable thriller that explores the miraculous, the mundane, and all the mysteries in between.

Now an honorary citizen of Nowhere, Denis joins one of the locals on a doomed-to-fail money-making scheme at the outskirts of town, while John Doe’s mysterious killer continues to leave bodies in his wake…

King of Nowhere #2

Preview: Grass Kings Vol. 3 SC

Grass Kings Vol. 3 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler & Hilary Jenkins
Price: $17.99
Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins

The final chapter for the Grass Kings is here, as the illegal trailer park kingdom wards off attacks from both outwards and within. To defend their kingdom, the three brothers must find a way to put their differences aside and defend the sacred land that’s been passed down through generations.

From the lauded creative team of New York Times bestselling author Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and illustrators Tyler & Hilary Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust), Grass Kings Volume Three concludes the multiple Eisner Award-nominated rural mystery series that examines the lengths man will go to protect their own.

Collects issues #9-12.

Grass Kings Vol. 3 SC

Your First Look at W. Maxwell Prince, Tyler Jenkins, Hilary Jenkins, and AndWorld Designs’ King of Nowhere #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at King of Nowhere #1, the premiere issue of an all-new original five-issue series from the acclaimed writer W. Maxwell Prince, artist Tyler Jenkins, colorist Hilary Jenkins, and letterer AndWorld Design, an unforgettable thriller that explores the miraculous, the mundane, and all the mysteries in between, available in March 4, 2020. The first issue features a variant cover by Martin Morazzo.

Drunken lowlife Denis awakens on the outskirts of a mysterious village called Nowhere, home to a friendly populace of deformed, mutated, just-left-of-normal citizens-and he has no memory of how he got there. But just when Denis starts to regain his memories, his past catches up to him… literally. What at first seems like merely a bad trip quickly heightens into a drama of mistaken identities, small-town conspiracy, and high-stakes fantasy fulfillment.

King of Nowhere #1
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