Dave McKean and Dark Horse Comic Partner on Black Dog

Dark Horse Comics  and Dave McKean are partnering on a new graphic novel – Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash, based on the life of surrealist painter Paul Nash. McKean’s last outing with Dark Horse, Pictures that Tick: Volume I and II, showcased the artists bold storytelling technique, mingling prose and art in a series of vignettes that worked independently. Black Dog seems to be a fully realized story from start to finish. Here’s what Dark Horse had to say about it: Black Dog takes biographical moments from Paul Nash’s life and explorations of his work, writing, and imagination … Continue reading

Imperium: A Comic Built Around the Paradox of a Utopian Nightmare

Joshua Dysart writes one comic title per month – Valiant Comics’ Imperium. For established writers with his track record, that is unusual, and Dysart is not want for work. He’s simply focusing on writing only one title a month so he can produce the best story within him, and it shows with the sophistication and appeal of Imperium. For the uninitiated it’s focused on Toyo Harada, potentially the most powerful character in the Valiant Universe with his abilities to hack minds, control people, and manipulate matter at will. There are few limitations to his abilities, which have created the perfect … Continue reading

IMPERIUM’S Joshua Dysart Talks Movies, Villains, and His Most Important Character

Joshua Dysart’s Imperium, published by Valiant Comics and drawn by Doug Braithwaite, has taken comics into new territory. Beware that this interview may contain minor spoilers. Already known for his socio-political awareness, Dysart picks up where Harbinger and Omegas left off by turning his full attention to Toyo Harada – one of the most engaging and complex characters to grace comics. And by extension, Imperium has become one of the most ambitious comic titles on the market. Harada is no ordinary villain. In fact, it’s arguable that he’s simply a man with a plan and vision that would bode better … Continue reading

Comic Review – Ballistic, Volume 1 from Black Mask Studios

Ballistic – Vol 1 A $14.99 Trade Paperback, Written by Adam Egypt Mortimer Art by Darick Robertson From Black Mask Studios Adam Egypt Mortimer and Darick Robertson’s Ballistic from Black Mask Studios is now out, collecting the 5-issue mini-series as a fully realized trade. The Premise Ballistic focuses on an HVAC repairman whose heroes are classic gangsters and an organic living weapon, respectively known as Butch and Gun. Knowledgeable but lacking street smarts, Butch envisions himself and Gun as partners ready to plunge into the big time underworld of Repo City State, a place that has been genetically engineered into … Continue reading