Posts Tagged ‘Dark Horse Comics’

CBF Quick Picks #141 : The Dark Horse Dilemma?

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

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We all knew it was coming. Disney is giving Marvel the keys to the Star Wars comic book kingdom in 2015. The question to ask though is if this is a serious enough affair to threaten Dark Horse’s business.

Hit the Play button and we’ll see if Dark Horse’s catalog is still enticing enough to make it a key player.

CBF Quick Picks #133 : Thor – God of Thunder #4

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

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It was a matter of inches for the top pick this week.

Star Wars #1 from Brian Wood finally unveiled itself to the masses. Even amongst the concerns of Dark Horse’s holding of the Star Wars comic license, Wood still managed to get a great book out. And you’d think we’ve seen it all with this series set in the original trilogy’s timeline, but Wood somehow makes it all seem fresh.

When it comes down to it though, Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic can do no wrong with Thor: God of Thunder #4. It’s beyond words how exciting this book has become as it explores one nasty villain making an impact on Thor’s entire lifeline. It speaks to Aaron’s diversity in writing and Ribic’s Conan-esque drawings that grabs the reader from the get-go. I look forward to how they’re going to wrap this up and future arcs.

CBF 38 : SDCC and Dark Knight Rises

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

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Loads to talk about as Jon Stump makes his return to the show to discuss tons of news.

We first get into the unfortunate tragedy of the Aurora, Colorado shooting at a midnight premiere of Dark Knight Rises. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families and loved ones of the victims.

Then we talk about the last of the Christopher Nolan trilogy and what it brought to the table. The highs, the lows, the flaws, the crying butlers – it’s all here.

And then of course there’s the 800-pound gorilla of a convention in San Diego that transpired a couple of weeks ago. We discuss each publisher’s announcements (or lack thereof) and get into some concerns about the lack of comics in a “Comic Con”.

Music provided by No Definite Time – Life Before

Join the B.P.R.D. Training Camp! Learn Telepathy!

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

If I was 20 years younger, my summer would be set.

From July 16 – 20, get your kids outdoors and search for the supernatural. Dark Horse recently announced a partnership with Trackers Earth to have kids between 9 and 17 explore like B.P.R.D. paranormal investigators, as they learn survival skills, martial arts, and telepathy! They seem to be having you live like you were in a B.P.R.D. comic, as you solve the mystery behind the legend of Adolph Aschoff.

Just look at what the training camp and tell me you’re not interested:

• Tactical training
• Survival in any environment
• Martial arts and self-defense specific to preternatural entities
• Hand-to-hand weaponry (foam swords, bows, and more)
• Investigation and forensics
• Folklore and mythology
• Potions and charms 101
• Telepathy training
• Gadgets of the occult: EMF detectors, polarized lenses, and other paranormal investigative gear
• Comparative analogy and physiology of monsters
• Construction of your own quality foam swords and training weapons
• Meeting with the artists of the comic book that documents the adventures of the B.P.R.D.
• Bureau history and paranormal research

Potions! Now I can concoct my own “Enslave the half-wolf/half-beaver race” potion for “secret” plans of mine. If I was 20 years younger, that is…