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Around the Tubes

Back from Baltimore Comic Con and expect a recap over the next few days, but as always it’s a great show where you can actually meet and talk to creators and not feel rushed at tables. If you’re a comic book fan, this is a show you should get to. While we were away, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Bleeding Cool – DC At Baltimore – New 52 Writers Told To “Write As If They Were Writing Fan Fiction” -And in some cases, fan fiction would have been an improvement.

Jakarta Globe – Superheroes Come to Life In Jakarta Comic Studio -Interesting read…


Around the Tubes Reviews:

Bleeding Cool – The Creep #1

Stranger Than Fiction – The Crow

Bleeding Cool – Fairest #7

Bleeding Cool – Hawkeye #2

Bleeding Cool – Planet Of The Apes: Cataclysm #1

Bleeding Cool – Winter City

Battle Hymns – Wonton Soup & Wonton Soup 2

Flayrah – Three comic book reviews: Pull List #2 (‘TMNT’, ‘X-Men Legacy’)

Around the Tubes

I took the weekend off, so a nice extended post this morning with news and reviews you might have missed this weekend.

Around the Blogs:

CBC – How the graphic novel has become a teaching toolMore coverage of comics being used in education.

Arts Beat – Graphic Books Best Sellers: Sex, Violence and Intrigue in ‘Scalped’The New York Times has a list of best sellers.

Examiner – Comics Legend Joe Kubert Passes AwayAnother giant lost.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #3

Talking Comics – Batman #12

Read Comic Books – Complex #1

Talking Comics – Creator-Owned Heroes #3

Talking Comics – The Creep #0

Poisoned Rationality – Fables Deluxe Volume 3

Talking Comics – Fairest #6

Seattle Pi – Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince

Read Comic Books – Fury Max #5

Christopher East – Petrograd

ICv2 – Secret of the Stone Frog

Talking Comics – The Sensational Spider-Man #33.1

Otakus Geeks – The Wizard Of Oz

Think Hero – Comic Book Reviews – “ink Hero” Batman #12, Spider-Men #4, Punk Rock Jesus #2 (VIDEO)

Dark Horse Present’s John Arcudi’s The Creep!

Official Press Release



December 12, MILWAUKIE, OR – With another incredible addition to the increasingly impressive lineup, Dark Horse Comics will publish John Arcudi’s three-part suicide mystery, The Creep, beginning in Dark Horse Presents #11!

In the summer of 1987, a young teenage boy commits suicide. The boy’s mother is unsatisfied with the police’s lack of interest in the motivation behind it, or what connection it might have to the suicide of the boy’s former best friend. She remembers that she heard an old college boyfriend of hers, Oxel, is a private detective. What she doesn’t know is Oxel suffers from a debilitating condition called acromegaly. Will the contact from his old flame be all that Oxel needs to take the case?

“Murder mysteries are common in suspense fiction, but you don’t hear much about suicide mysteries. Oxel starts to wonder if maybe he was hired to help this woman solve the riddle of her life more than that of her son’s death. But then, in the end, it turns out that this really is a suicide mystery, after all. And add to all that the additional layer of this ex-girlfriend knowing nothing about Oxel’s disfiguring illness, since she hasn’t seen him in 20 years,” Arcudi says. “And after seeing Jonathan’s Dear Creature, it struck me that he was perfect for The Creep and we were lucky to get him.”

“I’m very pleased to be working with Dark Horse again and a comics vet like John. We’re just getting into the swing of things, but I already have a lot of interesting material to draw. Since I’ll be coloring The Creep, it’s also a good chance to stretch myself artistically (most of my comics have been straight black and white). The fact that I get to do that in service of a good writer is icing on the cake.” – Jonathan Case

Dark Horse Presents #11 is on sale April 18th, 2012!

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the BarbarianMass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.