Friday, April 24, 2015

Geof Darrow 's Bourbon Thret Dark Horse Press Release

When it was originally published in France in the 1980’s, Geof Darrow’s cult classic graphic novel BOURBON THRET was promoted by publisher Aedena with the tagline “Darrow C’Est Fou!” which translates to Darrow it’s crazy! Next year Dark Horse Comics will finally publish the first ever American edition of Darrow’s BOURBON THRET, which features the introduction of the chainsaw wielding Shaolin Cowboy. The book will be released in the same gorgeous oversized format as Dark Horse Comics’ recently released SHAOLIN COWBOY: SHEMP BUFFET hardcover.
“Darrow c’est fou,” confirmed Dark Horse President & Publisher Mike Richardson.  “ I couldn't be more excited to introduce the first ever Shaolin Cowboy adventure to an American audience next year.”
BOURBON THRET features the first appearance of the Shaolin Cowboy, whose ultra violent, ultra detailed and unforgettable zombie filled stories have been published by Dark Horse Comics . Darrow was living in France when he created Bourbon Thret, but his inspiration for the character’s name from traveling  in Japan where he saw t-shirts with phrases like “The Sunny Catches The Day.”
Darrow explains, “In Japan, they’d put random words on t-shirts or whatever because they liked the way the words looked together, just an odd combination of two things that have nothing to do with each other. And I just came up with this thing. Bourbon. Thret. It sounded odd and unexpected to me. I only changed his name later to the Shaolin Cowboy for his American debut after Frank Miller warned me to not to use the word cowboy. It won’t sell, he said. And that’s how Bourbon Thret became the Shaolin Cowboy.”
Almost the entire Dark Horse edition of BOURBON THRET will be recolored by the award winning colorist Dave Stewart. When it was originally published, BOURBON THRET was colored by a team of colorists and Darrow was unsatisfied with the look of the pages, with the very notable exception of the work done by Studio Herge (TIN TIN.) The Studio Herge pages are not being recolored for the new edition, but the rest of the material will be colored by Stewart.
Dark Horse will announce an official publication date for the book later this year.
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

X Issue 24 Review With Spoilers

Warning Of Spoilers!

   The line work is a bit sketchy but works well with the darker colors of the comic. I personally found the use of social media to distract the addicts to be a great combination of writing, lettering, and art. As for the killing of Gundog I feel it works for how this series of X has ended. The reasoning for X to leave his city to take part in the crossover in Captain Midnight is sound. Said reasoning also leaves the door open for not just another series, but a mini-series featuring trigger warning. Though this issue is far from perfect it leaves readers on a good note. I recommend this issue.

Press Release About Dark Horse Digital Sale Starting Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDark Horse Digital reaches a new landmark when the digital store celebrates its fourth anniversary starting this Thursday. As a thank-you to fans, Dark Horse announces four special promotions!
Have a free comic on Dark Horse! Beginning Thursday, April 23, Dark Horse will issue a two-dollar credit to allconfirmed Dark Horse Digital newsletter subscribers with a registered Dark Horse Digital account! This credit can be used toward downloading a free digital comic or toward the purchase of any bundle or graphic novel.
The very same day, Dark Horse Digital will also be offering 50 percent off all purchases made in the app or through the web store, including thousands of comics, graphic novels, manga, and more! And it doesn’t stop there! Confirmed Dark Horse Digital newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive coupon for an additional 10 percent off purchases. The newsletter coupon stacks with the web store discount, offering an even greater savings on your entire transaction.
And if that’s not all, Dark Horse will be giving four lucky winners an iPad mini loaded with Dark Horse digital comics! Dark Horse will randomly pick one winner per day over the course of the weekend. The winners will be given the digital collection of their choosing the following week.
To enter to win, all you need to do is download a comic to your collection! And with over fifty free comics to choose from, there is no purchase necessary to be entered to win!
The fourth-anniversary sale starts Thursday, April 23, and ends Sunday, April 26, at midnight PST—so head over to Digital.DarkHorse.com today and sign up for a Dark Horse Digital account and for the Digital Newsletter to maximize your savings!
Dark Horse Comics launched its standalone comic-reader app and digital store on April 27, 2011, and has received incredible accolades from the continuously growing worldwide digital-comics fan base. Since then, Dark Horse Digital has grown significantly in numbers and readership while featuring its most popular and best-selling titles, including Plants vs. Zombies, Halo, Tomb Raider, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Conan, and Mass Effect. Dark Horse Digital regularly hosts weekly sales, discounts, and other special promotions for its reader base. It currently offers thousands of comics and continues to increase the digital availability of the Dark Horse back catalog.
Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers, features in-app purchasing and cloud storage through both the Google Play and  iOS apps, and provides a first-class digital-comics-reading experience. Download the free app today!
iPad Sweepstakes Fine Print
No purchase necessary. One entry per person per Dark Horse Digital account per day. Any digital comic entitlement added to a Dark Horse Digital account during April 23, 2015, to April 26, 2015, will constitute an entry to win. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of entry date. Entries only accepted if submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST), April 26, 2015. Four winners will be selected randomly (as determined at Dark Horse’s sole discretion) from all applicable entries and will be notified by April 30, 2015. Entry constitutes agreement by winners to be publicized and permission to use each winner’s name for the purposes of promotion of the Sweepstakes without further compensation. Sweepstakes void where prohibited. Odds of winning dependent on number of entrants.
About Dark Horse Digital
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.
Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get all the issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed online on your computer or, mobile browser, and through the Dark Horse Bookshelf apps, available on iTunes App Store and Google Play.
To get started, simply log on to Digital.DarkHorse.com or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Announcement About Upcoming Blog Post

  In two weeks I will be writing a blog post on here based on my opinion of how far humanity has actually come. Hopefully it will provide food for thought.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 Issue 14 Day Of Review

   There is an impressive use of backgrounds and negative space in this issue. The consistency of the proportions and designs is also close to top-notch. Speaking of designs the facial features really express the characters emotions. I do see some areas the line work could be better, but over all this is excellent work. The script is one of the best this season in terms of characterization and dialogue. I recommend this almost award-worthy level comic.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lady Killer Issue 4 Review With Spoilers

Spoiler Warning!

   The cover looks like the the main character is trying to arouse her victim with her facial expression, which is weird! Said victim looks like a cross between a mannish woman and the main character. As for the interior story it makes no sense after the first few pages. For example the main character leaves the car she steals in front of a school to apparently cause problems for the owner, however there is no payoff. Finally we have ankles drawn wrong and consistency issues involving a submissive's body hair suddenly disappearing. In conclusion I do not recommend this issue.

In The Name Of The Moon It Will Be Blogged Sailor Moon R Episode 7

   The confusion over the baby's gender in the Japanese version is kind of a weird thing to do. Also weird is how they don't really know the Mother in the Japanese dub, but she is apparently a neighbor in the English version. Thus the English dub makes more sense in why the hospital staff would give a baby to a relative stranger to babysit. However the original dub is funnier and feels a little less like the movie Look Who's Talking. Overall this feels just a bit too much like another filler episode, even though we get Usagi and Mamoru closer to reuniting as a couple.

   Did Look Who's Talking inspire any of the dubbing? Could they not have been a little more inventive with the latent powers' names? Anyone else notice they left in a peeing scene in the PSA message in the English dub?

   Note: This week's Sailor Moon R opinion is early due to my traveling this weekend.