Want to get into what Dark Horse Comics offers? Don’t know where to start? Dark Horse Number Ones will get you going.
I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that some of the best comics on the racks are under the Dark Horse banner. The publisher has an incredible stable of titles, flat out. With stuff that ranges from sci-fi to superhero, and plenty of horror mixed in, there aren’t many gaps.
If you’re new to them though, then knowing where to start can be a little daunting. Between all the new stuff, and the classic series’, there’s a lot there that’s worth your time. And that’s where Dark Horse Number Ones comes in. An upcoming trade paperback, Number Ones is a collected edition that features 8 ‘first issues’ of the best that Dark Horse offers.
Here’s what’s included
- Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy is the story of a group of superpowered children, born on the same day and subsequently adopted and raised by a scientist as secretive as he is wealthy.
- Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell finds Hellboy dead and in Hell, where a throne awaits him—along with familiar faces.
- Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich’s Lady Killer showcases a 1960s homemaker who is also a ruthless assassin for hire!
- Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer finds a group of superheroes banished and trapped in a small town as they struggle to return home.
- Matt Kindt and Sharlene Kindt’s Dept. H follows a special investigator assigned to uncover possible sabotage taking place at a deep-sea research station.
- Brian Wood and Mack Chater’s Briggs Land introduces the Briggs family, the leaders of an antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States, as the matriarch, Grace Briggs, attempts to take control from her incarcerated husband.
- Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee’s Bounty features galactic bandits turned bounty hunters as they fight their way across the galaxy.
- Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Harrow County features a young girl who learns about her origins and discovers her supernatural powers.
Clocking in at 200+ pages, this book’s no lightweight. Well, except in the price department, there it’s positively waif-like. All you’ll be dropping on this bad boy is a measly $5.99 USD. Yes, six bucks. That’s it.
As samplers go, this one’s hitting all the right marks. Unfortunately though, it’s still a ways off, so you’re gonna have to be patient. You’ll be able to grab a copy on March 29th, 2017.