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Review: King’s Road #3

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The conclusion to the first King’s Road story arc! On the run after being ambushed by the witch Malicia’s army of monsters, Don and his family search for a secret doorway into the magical land of Avalon. As Malicia moves to put an end to Don’s royal clan, an old family friend comes to the rescue!

It’s fantasy and action from writer Peter Hogan!

In this final issue of the first volume of King’s Road, the battle concludes, but the war has just begun. Even Don’s wife manage to get in a shot quite literally before Malicia flees. Unfortunately that only aggravates her, as things finally start to go right for once. Malicia flees, after the transformed princess sacrifices herself to wound the evil sorceress. The family flees away, seeking help against the usurper.

Despite the limited environment of this issue, the amount of action throughout is drawn with great skill by Staz Johnson. The sheer destruction of the monsters is showcased briefly, but well as the small battle ends. I wont spoil the end, but the unique getaway vehicle for the royal family was an artistic shock.

Story: Peter Hogan Art: Staz Johnson
Story: 9 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: King’s Road #2

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Still reeling from the revelation that their family’s from another dimension, Ashley and Tyler get a history lesson on Avalon and the mythical forces there. Stocking up at a local mall for their journey to this strange realm, the family is attacked by a batch of bizarre creatures sent by the evil queen Malicia!

Modern and classic fantasy clash, as the unique, action filled King’s Road continues. This issue helps introduce a good chunk of backstory of how the royal family came to be in Avalon. Writer Peter Hogan also reveals how Avalon got its name.

For a fantasy themed comic, the artwork by Phil Winslade and Staz Johnson is extremely realistic. Despite the classic fantasy elements the artists managed to keep the artwork grounded in reality, or as grounded as they can. The large battle type scene inside the mall, is filled with an atmosphere of chaos as the royal family fights back against the army of Malicia.

Story: Peter Hogan Art: Phil Winslade, Staz Johnson
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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King’s Road #1

Peter Hogan (W), Phil Winslade, Staz Johnson (A), Staz Johnson (Cover)
On sale February 10, FOC January 18.

Double-sized debut spectacular!

This 48-page special includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents by Peter Hogan and Phil Winslade—and an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Road art team! Artist Staz Johnson (Judge Dredd) and colorist Douglas A. Sirois (The 7th Sword) join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.

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Peter Hogan Delivers King’s Road Miniseries

Moving from the pages of comics’ greatest anthology, Dark Horse Presents, Peter Hogan returns to fantasy to deliver a three-issue miniseries of King’s Road.

Artist Staz Johnson and colorist Douglas Sirois join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.

They were just your average suburban kids until a nightmare from their father’s hidden past came to hunt them down. Now they must fight the evil forces of the usurping witch Malicia for the right to rule a magical kingdom.

The series kicks off with a forty-eight-page special that includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents by Peter Hogan and Phil Winslade—and an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Road art team!

King’s Road #1 (of 3) is in stores February 10, 2016

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Peter Hogan Unveils King’s Road in Dark Horse Presents!

Peter Hogan returns to the pages of comics’ greatest anthology, Dark Horse Presents, with King’s Road!

With artwork from Phil Winslade and lettering by Steve Dutro, King’s Road is sure to be another gem for the Eisner-winning monthly.

They were just your average suburban kids until a nightmare from their father’s hidden past came to hunt them down. Now they must fight the evil forces of the usurping witch Malicia for the right to rule a magical kingdom.

About the story, Hogan said:

King’s Road is about someone from another world—a magical, semimedieval world—who came to Earth about twenty years ago, and settled down and raised a family here. But now he has to go back again, taking his family with him, because he’s inherited the throne of that world. Meanwhile, there are all sorts of nasty magical creatures trying to kill him before he gets there.

Catch King’s Road appearing in Dark Horse Presents #23, on sale Wednesday April 24!

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Dark Horse Presents Turns 25!

It’s no secret that Dark Horse Presents continues to be comics’ greatest anthology, boasting eighty pages with no ads and new stories every month. Heading into its third year of publication, the Eisner and Harvey Award–winning anthology is bringing in the big guns with the landmark twenty-fifth issue!

After training with Buffy, Billy the vampire slayer heads back to his hometown to deal with the zompire epidemic! Delve into a time-travel story from Eisner Award–winning writer Matt Fraction! Publisher Mike Richardson adapts Andrew Vachss’s vision of violence in the big city in Underground!

Read a chapter of The Chapel Chronicles by fifteen-year-old Emma T Capps. Plus, new installments of Ron Randall’s Trekker, Frank Barbiere’s Blackout, Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s Nexus, Phil Stanford’s Crime Does Not Pay, Fred Van Lente’s Brain Boy, Peter Hogan’s King’s Road, and Dan Jolley’s Bloodhound!

Dark Horse Presents #25 is on sale June 19, 2013, and is available for preorder through Diamond APR130017.

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