Dark Horse Reprints HERBIE!

SHAWNA GORE ON DARK HORSE’S HERBIE COLLECTIONS by Zack Smith Once in a while, we at Newsarama are privileged to report on the return of a legend. This is one of those times. Tony Isabella declared him “the greatest character of all time.” Bob Burden teamed him up with the Flaming Carrot. Dan Nadel declared …

Dark Horse Comics to Reprint GANTZ

LEARNING ABOUT THE GANTZ MANGA COMING FROM DARK HORSE by Zack Smith “Your lives are over. What you do with your new lives is up to me!” Gantz. For years, this has been the manga series that American fans have longed to see reprinted in the U.S. This darkly satirical, action-packed story of recently-deceased souls …

Jon Buller on THE FOG MOUND

JON BULLER ON THE FOG MOUND v3: SIMON’S DREAM by Zack Smith The line between books and graphic novels has grown narrower in the last few years. Novelists have started scripting comics, comic writers have started doing prose novels, novels have been adapted into comics, and comics have been adapted into novels. But one medium …

Dwight MacPherson on KID HOUDINI AND THE SILVER DOLLAR MISFITS

DWIGHT MacPHERSON ON KID HOUDINI AND THE SILVER DOLLAR MISFITS by Zack Smith Dwight L. MacPherson has already taken Edgar Allen Poe on a fantastic journey with Image’s The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allen Poo, which was recently nominated for an Eagle Award. Now, he’s taking on Harry Houdini with Kid Houdini and the Silver …

Michael Hague on IN THE SMALL

MICHAEL HAGUE ON IN THE SMALL by Zack Smith What if all humans on Earth suddenly shrank to six inches tall? Oh, and everything else – including animals – is still the same size. That’s the apocalyptic question posed by In the Small, a new graphic novel for ages 12 and up coming from Little, …

Fletcher Hanks: The Ed Wood of Comics?

SDCC ’07: FLETCHER HANKS PANEL by Zack Smith For years, the work of Golden Age comic book creator Fletcher Hanks lingered in obscurity. That recently changed with the release of Fantagraphics’ I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets: The Comics of Fletcher Hanks by Paul Karasik, which has introduced such surreal, vengeful characters as Stardust …

Jonathan Lethem on OMEGA THE UNKNOWN (LINK FIXED)

JONATHAN LETHEM ON OMEGA THE UNKNOWN by Zack Smith ENIGMA THE FIRST: the lone survivor of an alien world, a nameless man of somber, impassive visage, garbed utterly inappropriately in garish blue-and-red. ENIGMA THE SECOND: James-Michael Starling, age twelve raised in near-isolation by parents who (he discovered on the day they “died”) were robots. ENIGMA …