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    Joe Golem is Back With More Pulpy, Supernatural Fun in Joe Golem The Outer Dark #1

    In 2012, Mike Mignola (Hellboy, Lobster Johnson, Baltimore) teamed with Christopher Golden (The Myth, The Boys Are Back in Town) to co-create and co-author the novel Joe Golem and The Drowning City. The tale takes place in an alternate timeline Manhattan, which is currently under thirty feet of water.

    Simon Church is a Victorian-era detective who is kept alive for more than a century via a complex combination of bio-mechanical magic, clockwork gears, spit, and shoelaces. His assistant, Joe Golem, has bizarre dreams that speak to him of a former life. He has visions of being mud and stone and hunting witches. Unfortunately, he can’t quite piece together his own origin.

    Four years after the release of the illustrated novel, Mignola and Guest revisited The Drowning City with a five part prequel comic book miniseries, The Rat Catcher and The Sunken Dead.

    Joe Golem The Outer Dark

    Mignola’s latest book The Outer Dark takes place two years after Rat Catcher. Three Germans on a water taxi attack passengers and police. One of the Germans, Bodo Wegener, escapes after killing two people with his bare hands while screaming in German about the otherworldly voices in his head. The local detectives usually end up on Mr. Church’s stoop when things get a little too weird, and this case is definitely “Simon Church weird.”

    Joe Golem — The Outer Dark Sports an All-Star Creative Team

    Patric Reynolds (Aliens: Fire and Stone, Hellboy and the BPRD: 1954) did the art for Rat Catcher and is also the artist for this new series. Reynolds brings an aesthetic to the project that looks like it’s straight from a pulp mystery novel. The Drowning City doesn’t exactly look like a place I’d want to raise children but I’d definitely want to explore it in daylight.

    Mignola and Golden give us a script that will appeal to fans of horror, pulp, noir, steampunk, monsters and magic. There is enough backstory that a new reader can easily pick up the series. However, if you haven’t already read The Rat Catcher and The Sunken Dead, I’d recommend picking up the hard copy. Readers of series like The Goon and The Damned will feel right at home with Joe Golem.

    Joe Golem: Occult Detective — The Outer Dark #1, Dark Horse Comics, May 31, 2017, Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, Art by Patric Reynolds, Color by Dave Stewart, Cover by Dave Palumbo, $3.99

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    Buffy stabs her way into Season 11

    New Comic Book Day is here! Buffy the Vampire Slayer kick soff s highly anticipated new season. Along with the super fun adventures of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, and Hellboy gets a new mission. Every week we review a select few NCBD books. Check out our other blog articles so see our thoughts on other books. Be sure to comment or share our post on Facebook or Twitter if you like our articles!

    SPOILER ALERT — We try to keep from posting spoilers, but one may sneak through to our reviews now and again. Read with caution, true believers.

    Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #13
    By: Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, Natacha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain, Leonard Kirk

    She’s the smartest girl in the room…well, the world actually. Lunella Lafayette AKA Moon Girl is a nine-year-old prodigy who pals around with a bright red time-displaced Tyranosaurus Rex named Devil Dinosaur.

    Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #13 kicks off a new story arc “The Smartest There Is,” and serves as a great entry point for new readers. The thing I like most about this series is that it’s just plain fun. Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder are adept at writing for kids and adults, keeping the language easy, but expertly incorporating nods to Marvel’s history.

    This issue also has a fun dream (or is it a glimpse of the future?) sequence illustrated by Leonard Kirk. This sequence alone makes this issue worth the price of admission. I’m also a fan of the surprise character who pops up on the final couple pages of this issue…

    If you’re looking for a fun and colorful (literally, Tara Bonvillain’s colors are lovely) series to break up the standard capes and cowl books on your reading list, this Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is highly recommended. [Josh C. at TFAW.com]


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #1
    By: Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, Dan Jackson, Steve Morris

    For those new to the series, yes, Buffy The Vampire Slayer has lived on in the form of a comic series for 3 seasons after it’s television ending. Now with Season 11 being the perfect jumping on point for new readers. After the end of their last crisis, Buffy, and vampire boyfriend Spike, are now supernatural crime consultants for the San Francisco police department.

    The bulk of the issue is reintroducing the reader to a lot of familiar faces. Giving exposition hinting at how that character has changed over the course of the last few seasons, making brand new readers to the comic series welcomed. Which is great, because before you know it, the action is turned up to…11 (get it?).

    Christos Gage has been working with these characters since Season 9 (originally on Angel & Faith before taking over the main book). He writes the cast with the same tone fans have come to rely on. Rebekah Isaacs, captures the characters likenesses perfectly. Making it feel like we’re once again seeing some old, familiar friends.

    If you’re a fan of Buffy, Joss Whedon, great female characters, or fun in general. Make sure you’re getting this first issue of another great adventure with the Scooby Gang. [Mikey N. at TFAW.com]


    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954 – The Unreasoning Beast #1
    By: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Patric Reynolds, Dave Stewart, Mike Huddleston

    Since the end of Hellboy, it only makes sense to go backwards. It all started with Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952. The first mission Hellboy ever went on. Continuing through the years with 1953 and 1954. This is the start of the second mission for 1954 (that we’re shown). Involving a haunted family by a firey monkey.

    Having not read a Hellboy since the end of Hellboy in Hell. After reading The Unreasoning Beast #1, I’m back in the fold. As this is Mike Mignola’s baby, I didn’t expect anything less than a stellar story. Especially with Chris Roberson co-writing. Artist Patrick Reynolds’ style is immediately recognizable and works so well within this world.

    Although the story ends with a happy ending. As much as it can when dealing with the supernatural. You get this eerie feeling we’re not done yet, and it has nothing to do with the fact that there is a second and third issue already solicited. [Martin M. at TFAW.com]


    What did you think of these books? What should we review next week? Let us know below!

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    TFAW’s CBLDF Sketches: The Marvel Edition

    They’re here! Check out our amazing sketches of Marvel characters for this year’s CBLDF auction at San Diego Comic-Con. Each of these sketches, by Cat Farris, Francesco Francavilla, Jeffrey Brown, Natalie Nourigat, Patric Reynolds, and Rahsan Ekedal, will be auctioned off July 14 in room Sapphire AB at the Hilton Bayfront, starting at 8:00 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the First Amendment rights of the comics community!

    Check them out:

    Cat Farris: Thor. © and TM Marvel and Subs.Francesco Francavilla: Captain America. © and TM Marvel and Subs.Jeffrey Brown: Thor vs. Hulk. © and TM Marvel and Subs.

    Natalie Nourigat: Loki. © and TM Marvel and Subs.Patrick Reynolds: Cloak and Dagger. © and TM Marvel and Subs.Rahsan Ekedal: Black Widow. © and TM Marvel and Subs.

    Would you like to get your own copies of these sketches–for free? We’re creating limited-edition autograph cards of all of our CBLDF sketches–24 in all–and giving them away at San Diego Comic-Con at our booth! Come visit booth #5625 right away to pick up yours. We’d like to thank all of our artists and Marvel Comics for generously supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! You’re amazing!



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    Patric Reynolds Supports the CBLDF and First Amendment Rights

    Patric Reynolds ComicsWe’re happy to announce that artist Patric Reynolds is the latest addition to our Fourth Annual SDCC Autograph Card/CBLDF Auction event! Reynolds is donating an original sketch to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which they will auction off July 14 at San Diego Comic-Con. All proceeds support the First Amendment Rights of the comics community! Reynolds also donated last year–see his 2011 Punisher sketch, right.

    TFAW is proud to have worked with the CBLDF for the past three years, helping to raise more than $75,000. Founded in 1986, the CBLDF provides important legal support to comic book retailers, publishers, creators, and even fans. Help support the First Amendment Rights of the comics community and fight censorship by joining today!

    Reynolds has worked on some of Dark Horse Comics’ major horror and licensed comics, including Abe Sapien, Serenity: Float Out, and Falling Skies. He’s also currently showing his favorite pieces at our Portland TFAW location through June during his Patric Reynolds: Black & White Gallery Exhibition.

    Stay tuned for a preview of Reynolds’ 2012 sketch! If you’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con, you can bid on the original. Plus, TFAW will be turning every sketch from this event into free, limited-edition autograph cards that we will be distributing at SDCC this year. Stop by booth #5625 to pick up your set, and make sure to check out the CBLDF Auction July 14 at San Diego Comic-Con!



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    Patric Reynolds Donates Punisher Piece to the CBLDF

    Patric Reynolds CBLDF Sketch 2011Serenity: Float Out and Let Me In artist Patric Reynolds has turned in his donation to our Third Annual SDCC Autograph Card/CBLDF Auction–and it’s a doozy! Check out his awesome Punisher piece at right.

    Need some Punisher for your walls? The artwork will be auctioned off by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at their annual SDCC auction July 23. The money goes toward defending the First Amendment rights of the comics community, so you can pick up some awesome artwork while supporting a great cause!

    Reynolds has been steadily working for Dark Horse Comics. His next project is a collaboration with Steve Niles!

    We want to thank our wonderful group of publishers and creators who are donating sketches this year to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund this year. We’ve been so thrilled by the art they’ve contributed–truly amazing!

    Want copies of all of the artwork donated to the CBLDF through TFAW? We’ll be creating limited-edition autograph cards of all of these pieces and giving them away at SDCC. To pick up yours, visit TFAW at booth #5625 July 21-24!



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    Horror Comics Panel at Stumptown Comics Fest

    A very talented group of editors and creators sat down and talked about the past and future of horror comics at Stumptown Comics Fest 2011, including Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie (B.P.R.D. The Dead Remembered), editor Shawna Gore, Eric Powell (The Goon), Patric Reynolds (Let Me In), Todd Herman (Cut), and Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor). Check it out below:

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    Patric Reynolds Contributes Dexter Sketch to the CBLDF Auction!

    Patric Reynolds Dark Horse ComicsTalented newcomer Patric Reynolds hasn’t just agreed to contribute to our Second Annual SDCC Autograph Card/CBLDF Auction event–he’s already sent in his sketch! And for fans of a certain blood-spatter expert/serial killer, it’s a doozy!

    While Patric Reynolds burst onto the scene just last year drawing Abe Sapien and Serenity one-shots for Dark Horse Comics, he’s also clearly a big fan of Showtime’s Dexter television show. Check out his sketch below!

    All of the sketches contributed by our generous publishers and creators will be donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and auctioned off at San Diego Comic-Con! All of the funds raised will be used in the fight for the First Amendment rights of the comics community. Plus, we’re going to take all of these sketches and turn them into limited-edition autograph cards, which we will distribute for free at SDCC this July! Visit our participants’ booths, as well as the TFAW booth, to collect all of these incredible SDCC exclusives.

    Want to be a part of the action? If you’re a comics professional who wants to get involved, we will gladly accept new participants up through July 9–email Andrew McIntire with the subject line, “CBLDF Auction 2010” now. Or simply become a member of the CBLDF.



    What do you think of Patric Reynold’s Dexter sketch? Does it make you think of the theme song, or what?

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