9 items from 2015
In some ways, 1994's The Mask was ahead of its time. Sure, when we try to pick out the greatest comic-book adaptations today, we're spoilt for choice: with Marvel entering the third phase of their cinematic universe, transforming formerly obscure characters into mainstream icons, and DC's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice ready to kick their movies up into a higher gear, the list of adaptations looks set to grow and grow.
Still, movies based on comic books remain largely superhero-centric, which is a shame considering the huge range of fantastic titles out there deserving of a larger audience. Just over 20 years ago, particularly in the UK, comic books and their respective characters were generally seen as childish, goofy, for nerds only – and the lack »
Dark Horse Comics and PopCap Games will bring the war between vegetation and the living dead to the Halloween season with their upcoming Plants vs. Zombies boxed set, coming out in comic shops on October 14th.
Press Release: Milwaukie, Or—Just in time for Halloween, Dark Horse Comics and PopCap Games are releasing a spooktacular Plants vs. Zombies™ boxed set collecting three critically acclaimed graphic novels!
Eisner Award–winning writer Paul Tobin and artist Ron Chan deliver hilarious, action-filled zombie romps to your neighborhood as young adventurers Patrice Blazing and Nate Timely join forces with Crazy Dave to fend off several fun-dead invasions!
This deluxe boxed set includes Plants vs. Zombies Volume 1: Lawnmageddon, Plants vs. Zombies Volume 2: Timepocalypse, Plants vs. Zombies Volume 3: Bully for You, and an exclusive Plants vs. Zombies double-sided poster!
In fall 2014, Dark Horse announced record sales of over 500,000 copies of Plants vs. Zombies »
- Derek Anderson
Dwayne McDuffie and I were friends, good friends.
When he first came to La from New York, I was the one who drove him around for weeks. He didn’t drive. Who does in New York? I took him shopping to the barbershop, comic book stores, wherever. If he needed to go somewhere, I was his ride.
His first Christmas in California, Dwayne was my date for director Bill Duke’s Christmas party. He and Bill became the center of the evening engaging in a conversation so riveting everyone – everyone – who went into Bill’s huge ass kitchen stayed and listened. In the African American community the kitchen is always the center of a holiday dinner, regardless if you live in a small apartment or a mansion.
This was something else beyond the holiday tradition. Dwayne and Bill were engaged in conversation that made black Hollywood stop put down the chicken and listen. »
- Michael Davis
The suburbia-set battle between leafy greens and the living dead will rage on this October in Dark Horse's Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare comic book series that explores how Dr. Zomboss overtook the plants' safe haven.
Press Release: "Milwaukie, Or—Blooming out of the worldwide success—over one million copies sold!—of Plants vs. Zombies™: Lawnmageddon, Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse, and the new Plants vs. Zombies ongoing series comes a new comic masterpiece, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare!
In the first Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare video game from Electronic Arts, Dr. Zomboss and his legions of zombie minions attacked the lush plant utopia of Suburbia. In the recently announced Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, zombies have taken over, and now, for the first time in franchise history, the plants are on the attack. Delivering a story taking place between Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare and Plants vs. »
- Derek Anderson
Dark Horse Comics has spawned cult favorite comics-to-film properties like “Hellboy,” “Sin City,” early Jim Carrey vehicle “The Mask,” “Timecop,” “Mystery Men,” “American Splendor” and more under the production arm of the company, Dark Horse Entertainment, led by company founder Mike Richardson. The company, along with Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, is producing live-action version of “Tarzan” starring Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou and John Hurt. The movie is slated for a July 2016 release. And on TV, Dark Horse’s “Dark Matter” premieres on Friday on the Syfy Channel. The series follows a group »
- Joe Otterson
Directed by Peter Hyams
In 1994, on the day Washington police detective Max Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is about to accept a new position as member of a secretive police squad that will employ time travel in order to stop criminals that have already set foot in the past to commit various illegal activities, his wife Melissa (Mia Sara) is brutally murdered by unknown thugs. Flash forward ten years later in 2004, and Walker is a seasoned member of the Tec, the Time Enforcement Commission, a police division managed by Eugene Matuzak (Bruce McGill). A mission to the early 1930s leads Max to believe that current presidential hopeful Senator Aaron McComb (Ron Silver) is using time travel to his own nefarious benefit, a plot that just might have even played a role in his wife’s demise.
- Edgar Chaput
After a long, hard day spent fighting hellhounds, duking it out with trolls, and evading lethal tooth fairies for the B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense), Hellboy just wants to kick back and drain a beer or two. Or ten (he's a big guy). With this year marking the 21st birthday for Mike Mignola's iconic comic book character, Dark Horse has teamed up with Rogue Ales to create a limited edition Hellboy beer, the Right Hand of Doom red ale:
*Updated* The Right Hand of Doom beer is now sold out. You can still take a look at the special red ale below.
Press Release - "Portland, Or, February 18, 2015—To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mike Mignola's legendary Hellboy character, Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales have collaborated to create the Right Hand Of Doom, a limited edition beer that will be available online beginning February 22, 2015 at www. »
- Derek Anderson
[Press Release] Portland, Or, February 18, 2015—To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mike Mignola's legendary Hellboy character, Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales have collaborated to create the Right Hand Of Doom, a limited edition beer that will be available online beginning February 22, 2015 at www.rogue.com. “When Dark Horse Comics published the first Hellboy story 21 years ago, I never thought there’d be a Hellboy beer,” said Mignola. “But I really can’t imagine a better time for Rogue to introduce the Right Hand of Doom beer. If Hellboy was real I guess he’d finally be able to buy me a beer.” “Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels, two animated features, two live action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise,,” said Mike Richardson, President »
- Pietro Filipponi
9 items from 2015
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