Bryant Dillon

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Favorite Comic BookPreacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
Favorite TV ShowBuffy the Vampire Slayer
Favorite BookThe Beach by Alex Garland

When it comes to the infectious xenomorphs and the trophy-gathering yautja, Judge Dredd of Mega-City One has faced both alien species before in separate encounters, but in Dark Horse Comics’ upcoming Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens miniseries by Eisner Award–winning writer John Layman (Chew) and artist Chris Mooneyham (Predator: Fire and Stone), Dredd must fight a two-front war against two of the most deadliest species in the galaxy! If the first issue is a sign of things to come, readers are in for a blood-soaked, acid-drenched, bone-crunching, balls-to-the-wall brawl between the nastiest bad asses around!

Tales of the Night Watchman from So What? Press is one of those diamonds in the rough in the indie comic scene, and writer David Kelly is back with another twisted caper for his superhero to solve in Tales of the Night Watchman Presents: The Mad Mind of Anton Sebaum.

With the 30th and final issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 rapidly approaching, it feels quite satisfying, as a fan, to state that writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs are firing on all cylinders as we head into the big finale. If the just-released Buffy: Season 10 #28 is any sign, the creative team behind Dark Horse Comics’ canon continuation are clearly destined for these roles. (I’m sure there’s a prophecy somewhere in the Pergamum Codex.)

While it’s certainly true that Buffy the Vampire Slayer has “saved the world... a lot” and that publisher Dark Horse Comics has shepherded the slayer through several successful seasons beyond the final episode of Buffy the TV show, Dark Horse’s latest release featuring the blonde heroine, Buffy: The High School Years - Freaks & Geeks (written by Faith Erin Hicks and featuring the art of Yishan Li), takes us back to the “golden age” of the slayer and the Scooby Gang, when high school was Hell!

As we approach the final chapters of Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10, things are certainly looking bleak for the Scooby Gang. While it’s not the first time our group has been fractured, Buffy: Season 10 #27 puts our Slayer at odds with nearly every one of her allies in a way that doesn’t feel like it’ll be made better with a “band-aid.” In addition, a powerful adversary from the past has set its sights on Dawn and Xander as they begin the perilous, dimension-hopping trip home.

Decades after the release of Ridley Scott’s legendary space horror film, Alien, the lone survivor of the commercial towing vessel Nostromo, Ellen Ripley (and her portrayal by the enormous talented actress Sigourney Weaver), continues to powerfully influence the depiction of women in the science fiction genre. Easily ranking as one of the most iconic and well-developed cinematic heroes of our time, Ripley’s endurance as a pop culture figure and feminist symbol stems from the grace and depth of the four ambitious films the character appeared in and continues to impact today’s genre heroines, be it on the silver screen, television, video games, or a multitude of other mediums.

Like the original Star Trek, the Lost in Space TV series is a science-fiction classic that has spawned decades of fandom, a cinematic reboot, and much more over the years. With the recent release of Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space: The Lost Adventures comic book miniseries, American Gothic Press has become the latest “life line” for those fans who still wish to be lost in space just a little bit longer.

It once took Weyland Yutani fifty-seven years to locate Ellen Ripley’s lost cryotube, thaw her out, and send the ill-fated power loader operator back out on another “bug hunt.” Now, Dark Horse Comics certainly hasn’t let its Aliens license gather dust for fifty-seven years, but the popular comics based on the successfully film franchise have certainly been dormant for some time now. Well, the wait is over and, like a fully formed chestburster, Dark Horse’s latest xenomorph-infested comic series is ready to emerge in extraordinary fashion.

Jeremy Robinson and artist Matt Frank continue to ramp up the action and the body count in the fourth issue of this kaiju comic as our team of heroes does their best to save what’s still left of Portland, Maine.

This week will bring readers the third issue of American Gothic Press’ Monster World, the 1930s noir monster comic miniseries written by Steve Niles and Philip Kim, and featuring the work of artist Piotr Kowlaski. Monster World #3 focuses on our lead character’s WWI past and the horrific, and sometimes supernatural, horrors witnessed on the battlefield.

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