Tag Archive for Dark Horse Comics

Sin City

Introduction Sin City is a series in which the men are real men, and the women are real women. Except truthfully, not so much. Sin City is the creation of Frank Miller and he’s writing noir at it’s very best.…

Shockrockets: We Have Ignition!

A refreshingly classic science fiction comic, Shock Rockets fits the bill for a plethora of requests from comics fans requesting more diversity from U.S. comics – a multi-racial cast with an Hispanic hero, strong female characters minus the skimpy outfits,…

The Ring, vol. 1

The Ring is, at its heart, a traditional ghost story. Yes, it has been modernized somewhat–there literally is a ghost in the machine, in this case a television set–but it is traditional in that it relies on things like atmosphere,…

Hellsing, vol. 1

Hellsing is the Church of England’s Top Secret Vampire Repellent Bureau, and their number-one agent is Alucard, a domesticated vampire that obeys human beings. For some reason vampire activity all over the globe is increasing, so Alucard and his sidekick,…

Fray

When Joss Whedon was younger he always wanted to read the comic book about the strong ordinary girl as superhero. When he grew up he wrote Buffy: The Vampire Slayer partly in response to the horror movie trope in which…

Chobits, vol. 1

“Whatever happens, you must remember this: no matter how cute she is, no matter how human she seems, don’t fall in love with her. She’ll just make you cry.” When Hideki Motosuwa finds one of the new “Perscoms” (short for…

Cardcaptor Sakura, vol. 1

Sakura Kinomoto is a cute, bubbly, normal fourth-grader. That is, she was until the day she opened a mysterious old book and awakened a powerful magic. Now she’s a cute, bubbly fourth-grader with a secret mission: to find and capture…

GoGirl!, vol. 1

It’s a great time to be a girl comics fan. Between shojo manga (Japanese comics written for girls) and the current generation of kick-ass heroines, girls have more comics choices than ever before. That said, GoGirl! is still unique. Trina…

Hellboy, vol. 1: Seed of Destruction

Hellboy– you’d think the name would say it all. I had visions of devils dancing on shoulders with impish glee. The solid, heavily shadowed figure on the cover of Mike Mignola’s classic, however, should’ve clued me in– Hellboy is far…

Buffy the Vampure Slayer: Spike & Dru

Taking off from the hit TV show, this volume traces the evolution of two of the most deliciously devious villains to hit Sunnydale – William the Bloody, otherwise known as Spike, and the mad but oddly endearing Drusilla, the vampire…

Clover

This is the kind of manga that blows away any stereotypes of childish interactions or frivolous stories. Kazuhiko, an embittered ex-military man turned P.I., is yanked out of retirement to perform an apparently simple task: transport a young lady to…