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Some big names jump into the fray for the big, 200th issue of Dark Horse Presents.

Mike Mignola gives us a Hellboy tale that encapsulates the character in a matter of a handful of pages. It’s short and sweet.

Mike Mignola expands the Hellboy universe with Frankenstein Underground #1, and its beginnings are intriguing.

Set in the same year as Hellboy’s appearance in Dark Horse #200, 1956, Frankenstein (though, shouldn’t it be Frankenstein’s Monster? Or are we officially giving the creature the last name of its creator these days?) stumbles into the presence of someone quite mysterious. This figure thinks Frankenstein is there for a reason, even if Frankenstein doesn’t know what it is. Meanwhile, a mysterious and potentially dangerous group of people want Frankenstein for themselves and for unusual reasons – at least not ones Frankenstein is used to seeing.

What’s great about diving into a new series is seeing the promise captured with every turn of the page.  Adamant to see a series through, I delved into the first issue of this four-part story and was left intrigued and wanting more.  Lucky for me, Eternal #2 delivers as a strong sophomore issue. 

This review comes just in time for Friday the 13th, and rightfully so. Read on to see why.

I’ve never read the works of H. P. Lovecraft, but I’m well aware of Cthulu, thanks to a myriad of friends who are interested and, of course, thanks to his current pop culture online meme trend. This is the way to bring about the end of a monster’s reign of fear: Turn him into a series of silly memes. So, I was very curious to dive into this 612-page tome by Michael Alan Nelson (Hexed, Supergirl) and a slew of artists, inkers, colorists, letterers . . .

A Love Letter to the Dinobots

Love is in the air at Fanboy Comics! In this magical month of romance and enchantment, the FBC Staff and Contributors decided to take a moment to stop and smell the roses. In the week leading up to Valentine's Day, a few members of the Fanboy Comics crew will be sharing their very personal "Love Letters" with our readers, addressed to the ones that they adore the most.


Dear Grimlock, Snarl, Slag, Sludge, and Swoop,

I like dinosaurs.

Actually, saying I like dinosaurs is similar to saying Charlie Sheen likes adult beverages. It’s a bit of an understatement. In fact, I can pretty much remember loving the now-extinct giant lizards ever since I could walk around on my own two feet. There is something inherently appealing to 5 year olds about the idea of large, colorful reptiles that stomped around the Earth, kicking the crap out of each other, and I was not immune to their allure. While most boys within my age demographic adopted the T-Rex as their most beloved dino – for obvious reasons – the plant-eating Stegosaurus quickly took the mantle as my favorite thunder lizard. There was just something about the symmetrically shaped armor plates that stood up on end along the creature’s back that I found absolutely mesmerizing. Oh yeah, and the ginormous, 3-foot-long tail spikes the over-sized reptile used to fend off enemies may have had a little something to do with it, too.

Help Us! Great Warrior is silly, adorable, and hilarious. In the best ways, Madeleine Flores’ creation, Great Warrior - the heroine of the book and a greenish, roundish, smallish creature with small arms and legs - looks like she just wandered out of an episode of Adventure Time. Great Warrior is the type of character that doesn’t seem at all worried about fighting the giant demon coming toward her, unless she drops her cake because of said demon.

Love is in the air at Fanboy Comics! In this magical month of romance and enchantment, the FBC Staff and Contributors decided to take a moment to stop and smell the roses. In the week leading up to Valentine's Day, a few members of the Fanboy Comics crew will be sharing their very personal "Love Letters" with our readers, addressed to the ones that they adore the most.


Dearest Naughty Dog,

I’ve sat on this letter for a very long time, trying to figure out how to write it without sounding like the crazy, stalker gamer girl you turned me into after I first played Uncharted. But, I don’t think it’s possible to write such a love letter. So, instead, I’ll tell you how Uncharted came into my life, how it has influenced me, how it has affected me, and try not to have you take out a restraining order against me, so I can’t come within 200 yards of Nathan Drake ever again.

“If you have any last words, I’ll listen.” And so, Yamada Asaemon does, the central character of Kazuo Koie and Goseki Kojima’s follow up series to their brilliant Lone Wolf and Cub. In Samurai Executioner, Asaemon is the executioner who swings his blade to cut off heads of the convicted, and that very simple premise brings us into the world of feudal Japan during the Edo period. Through Asaemon’s simple question, we explore many stories that lead to the soon-to-be-convicted’s death. Some violent, some funny, some heartbreaking – but always haunting. The most effecting images of decapitation I’ve ever seen, the images imprint themselves in your mind – these characters on the page have vitality beyond their constraints. It’s like looking at humanity through a microcosm of individuals. Like the Twilight Zone but with Samurai instead of people with pig faces.

Love is in the air at Fanboy Comics! In this magical month of romance and enchantment, the FBC Staff and Contributors decided to take a moment to stop and smell the roses. In the week leading up to Valentine's Day, a few members of the Fanboy Comics crew will be sharing their very personal "Love Letters" with our readers, addressed to the ones that they adore the most.


Dearest BBC’s Sherlock,

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, mind mother to the inspiration of your creation, was once quoted as saying, "We can't command our love, but we can our actions.” It is with this in mind that I pen an ode to your brilliance, your beauty, and the sweet torture that is your absence.

Gail Simone (Secret Six, Batgirl) and Jim Zub (Wayward, Samurai Jack, Munchkin) keep up the pace with the second issue of Conan Red Sonja. This time, along with Conan and Red Sonja, we have pirates(!) and you get the sense that Simone and Zub are in for the fun of it. Picking up a few years after their first run in with each other, the duo are up against those strange, red vines that ended our previous issue.

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