The Wasteland storyline is a three-part series that continues the Hell on Earth series. Needless to say, Issue #2 immediately follows Issue #1, but it is not without some backstory that basically informs us that Liz Sherman travelled to the mysterious underground city of Argatha (located in Antarctica) and, in an attempt to eliminate the Black Flame, ignited a massive fire that destroyed the city, but also created a major rift in the earth and ever since then, well, all sorts of nasties have been crawling out for the B.P.R.D to deal with.
Domovoi is a new graphic novel from Dark Horse, the company that gives us Hellboy and B.P.R.D., and while it could easily fit in the world of those titles, Domovoi tells its own unique, supernatural, familial tale. Written and illustrated by Peter Bergting, this is a story where the supernatural is literally supernatural. All of the characters populating this Eastern European world (No specific location is given, but the names of the characters, monsters, and otherworldly beings are largely Eastern European and based on that region’s folklore.) are more than familiar with the supernatural, and with magic as well.
Bloodhound was originally published by DC Comics and was set in that universe, but recently Dark Horse has compiled the old issues (omitting some issues that featured DC-owned characters) into this trade - Brass Knuckle Psychology - to coincide with the new batch of Bloodhound stories by Dan Jolley as part of the Dark Horse Presents line of comics.
Dark Horse Comics' latest season of Buffy continues to barrel towards the finish line with this week’s release of Issue #22. Writer Andrew Chambliss and artist Georges Jeanty deliver an installment that was less than satisfactory to many of my fellow comic book sniffers, but while Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #22 does have its flaws, it also has a genuine, classic “Buffy” feel to it that signals to this Comic Book Slayer that our slayer may have finally gotten her groove back.
The New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW! Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.
Trapped in the most vicious, uncivilized part of the world, Logan teams up with a scientist and a she-devil to figure out why he’s been discarded at Earth’s South Pole. Facing monsters, genetic mutations, and indigenous tribespeople, the man who won’t die has to learn to work well with others to figure out what’s going on, but that won’t be easy for the Savage Wolverine.
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Welcome back to The PREVIEWS Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.
Sometimes when you are a geek, there are these perfect moments when your favorite things crossover. If you’re anything like me, then you have always wanted to see your favorite games - RPGs, board games, video games - turned into comics. Last year, Dynamite Entertainment and Paizo Publishing teamed up to bring us Jim Zub’s outstanding Pathfinder comic, exploring the world of Golarion from the perspective of its iconic heroes. With that success behind them, Paizo and Dynamite needed a follow-up that would be just as entertaining and exciting. For that, they turned to Adam Warren (Empowered) and Erik Mona (Publisher and CCO, Paizo) to bring Pathfinder’s most infamous villains to life in Pathfinder: Goblins! Adam and Erik were kind enough to answer some of my questions and tell us about their new book.
When you read The Condimental Op by Andrez Bergen, have a Google tab open nearby. Over the course of the anthology, you’ll undoubtedly want to look a few things up. This is not to imply that the book is somehow vague or hard to understand, or that you’ll need to research a lot of obscure references in order to follow along. There ARE a lot of references in this book—famous film scenes he makes reference to, book characters he says inspired him, music he discusses, and an eclectic array of other things—but many of them are familiar, and the ones that aren’t, he explains adeptly.
She Loves Me Not, which premiered Sunday on the closing night of “Dances With Films,” tells three separate stories of a man in crisis. Or is it one story, in three parts? Either way, it features Cary Elwes as an alcoholic writer, so it’s hard to go wrong.
The year is 2084, social media has evolved to the point of sharing memories. The company Memorize has a virtual monopoly on human memories through their Sensen technology, but if you don't own your memories, what do you really have? Enter the Errorists, a group of terrorists and memory hunters working to take down Memorize in order to preserve humanity. Nilin was their greatest memory hunter until she was captured and stripped of her own memories before managing to escape. Now, with a blank slate, she has to figure out who she can trust, find a means to regain her memories, and stop Memorize from dominating Neo-Paris.