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Right Hand of Doom Ale

Hellboy-Beer-700x389To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mike Mignola’s legendary Hellboy character, Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales have collaborated to create Right Hand of Doom Red Ale. If you live in one of the States that allows beer shipments by mail you can purchase online HERE


Fight Club 2

Fight-Club-Free-Comic-Book-DayDark Horse Comics has announced that the comic book sequel Fight Club 2 will launch this summer, with the first of ten issues hitting May 27.

If that’s not soon enough for you, there’ll be a couple of other offerings between now and then to tide you over. May 26 sees the publication of Palahniuk’s Make Something Up. The anthology features, among other things, a brand new short story about Tyler Durden.

And if you’re still feeling impatient, swing by your local store on Free Comic Book Day (May 2). Dark Horse will be offering a comic book that revisits the ending of Palahniuk’s Fight Club (which differs a bit from the ending of David Fincher’s Fight Club).

Dead Island – FREE Digital Comic

Escape-Dead-Island_coverEscape Dead Island, the latest in the Dead Island video game series, we will at last learn just how the zombie outbreak began. The game is a third person survival mystery with a striking graphic design. Keeping with that tone, Deep Silver has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to release a three volume digital comic series set in the world of Dead Island.

In the Dead Island Digital Comic: “Death comes to California! Richard and Marco were two ordinary guys, until the zombie apocalypse gave them the chance to become true heroes . . . or at least rip the undead apart! Don’t miss the sidesplitting, gut-ripping digital-exclusive comic that ties directly into the Dead Island game universe!”

Download and preview the first volume of the Dead Island comic for free HERE
Or check out the full volume HERE

Each of the three volumes will run 16 pages long (48 pages in total) and will be available for FREE digitally via Dark Horse Digital. You can also read it on Amazon, on the Kobo Vox, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, Nook Color, the Kobo iOS app, and the Nook app for Android.

The Goon – Let’s Kickstart this Sucker

I’ve been hanging out for this news for the last couple of years since I saw the Comic Con trailer…

David Fincher and Blur Studios want to make an animated feature out of the the Eric Powell comic book series The Goon, and they have launched the “Let’s Kickstart This Sucker” fundraising campaign. This seems like the kind of thing a studio would be all over, but they haven’t gotten that far since introducing the concept at 2010 Comic-Con and this is in intriguing way to get started, as they describe the plan to raise $400,000 over the next 29 days to generate a story reel that will make the film possible.

Powell wrote the script. Highlander’s Clancy Brown voices The Goon and Paul Giamatti voices his sidekick Franky in a comic that is described as containing “mobsters, zombies, killer robots, giant fish-men, and every outrageous thing in between.” Donors from $25 to up to $10,000 are enticed with everything from T-shirts to limited-edition signed art to private screenings. There is even this pitch from Fincher, who was once very involved in an attempt to do another animated feature based on Heavy Metal magazine: “I admit it — I came to this party late. Chinatown, and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker was — regrettably — my introduction to The Goon and the incredible world created by Eric Powell. I thank Tim Miller — who snapped me out of my Goonless existence when I was looking for material to possibly make into an animated feature, and he suggested I peruse a copy he had (suspiciously) nearby. Of course I marveled at the characters and was smitten with the mise-en-scene, but it was the language — that uncategorizable: Dead End Kids Meets Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummies — that unlikely Powellian patois that absolutely hooked me. If this is your first time, you are in for a treat — if not, you already know how lucky you are.”

Here is the concept trailer they’ve put together for the film:

“The Goon” Movie Proof of Concept Trailer from Goon Kickstarter on Vimeo.

House of Night – Animated Trailer

New from Dark Horse Comics – P.C. Cast’s House of Night trailer. SYNOPSIS: Until recently, Zoey Redbird was an average high-school student worrying about grades, boys, and breakouts. But priorities have a way of changing when you are marked as a vampyre, enroll in the vampyre academy House of Night, and have to figure out a whole new social hierarchy, affinities for elemental magic, and physiological changes that make you crave blood.