Friday, December 14, 2007
Dark Horse Excitement
I finally took a look at the Dark Horse Previews that have been on Comic Book Resources this week. WOW!! They've got some exciting stuff coming up!!
One cool thing about Dark Horse is that, especially lately, they've been doing some great comics that have real crowd appeal to both superhero comics fans and people who don't typically set foot into comic book stores. This publisher has brought many new people into my store with comics like Star Wars, Umbrella Academy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Any publisher that can do that for me is top notch in my book! The comic book industry needs more of these kinds of things if we want to survive - more comics about stuff that has mass appeal. DC did it with Supernatural: Origins and the Heroes hard cover and Marvel did it with Stephen King's Dark Tower. But I want more!! And Dark Horse is answering my call.
In their January previews for stuff coming out in March they are starting some series that should prove to be big sellers and bring in lots of those folks who aren't into super hero stuff.
One example is Serenity. We sold TONS of the firs series when it came out and we are looking forward to more of that. The comic will be written by Joss Whedon, so I have no doubts people will drive out here to find a copy. They even got Adam Huges to do the cover (pictured)! Sadly it's only 3 issues. But back at the Diamond Retailer Summit we were promised at least one more Serenity mini-series from Dark Horse.
They are also going to release a movie adaptation of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - the 4th movie.
The Terminator and Buffy Omnibus' are awesome as well. And I see a Hellboy Companion book that they say will release around the time of the next Hellboy movie.
Keep up the good work Dark Horse, and keep this awesome stuff in print!