Posts Tagged ‘Dark Horse Comics’

GutterGeek Review: BUZZARD

Posted by on September 3rd, 2010 at 12:25 PM
Eric Powell, Buzzard (Dark Horse, 2010). Three-issue miniseries, $3.50 per issue.

Sometimes it’s really hard to take Eric Powell seriously. Best known for his creator-owned series The Goon, Powell has made a career out of puncturing the bubble of seriousness that has enveloped mainstream comics during the last couple decades. The Goon typically occupies an unusual middle ground—a blurring of genres that results in chaotic, bawdy, raucous fun. Powell draws from comedy, pulp adventure, horror, and irreverent satire (see Satan’s Sodomy Baby and the Goon letters column), but rarely does he wander into the territory of poetic drama.

GutterGeek: CHRIS REILLY AND EVAN DORKIN

Posted by on August 22nd, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Over at GutterGeek, Chris Reilly interviews Evan Dorkin. Chris confronts the limitations of mail interviews, while Evan confronts the difficulties of his experience with Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. And both talk about Milk and Cheese and Evan's recent success in Dark Horse's Beasts of Burden. After the interview, Chris runs down some recent monthly books and eviscerates Neal Adams' Batman: Odyssey. (Because honestly, that's the only reasonable response besides simply ignoring it.)

Guttergeek Review: WITCHFINDER

Posted by on May 23rd, 2010 at 7:04 PM
Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck, Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels (Dark Horse, 2010). Trade Paperback, $17.99.

Uncovering the secret history of the world is a daunting, meticulous business. Just ask Warren Ellis and John Cassady, who took ten years to produce only 27 issues of Planetary. With the help of his more prolific colleagues at Dark Horse Comics, Mike Mignola has been building his Hellboy mythology for nearly two decades now. So it’s no surprise that he’s recently taken to branching out, looking back, and filling in the gaps....