The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1



"I like treating these characters as the stars of their own vignettes. I see the book as these little glimpses into all of their lives, their personal stories, and the complication of their lives is what seems to keep them apart or drive them apart most of the time." -- Gerard Way

Scans under the cut... )

As a heads up Dark Horse via Comixology is having both a sale for 'Umbrella Academy' as well as a standard 50% off sale for Valentines' Day. The latter works on the former so if you check out the sale here and use the DH50 code before tomorrow you will be able to get most of the series for 75% off. 

Red Sonja: She Devil in a Shirt



I quite like Red Sonja. She's a character who can tolerate a high amount of nonsense and fits as the straight woman to a mad, mad world (Red Sonja has to collect a chef, an erotic dancer and others so that to a mad emperor can host a party, Red Sonja gets involved in gentrification, Red Sonja is a chainmail bikini-clad fish out of water in NYC because of magic)

And now Mark Russell is writing her. Mark Russell who wrote the most intriguing comic I've not read all the way through - The Flintstones.

I'm on board for #1 at least.

No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and RED SONJA. MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan) bring a savage tale of metal and blood. A world conqueror possesses a massive army and a fatal prophecy. A bastard sorceress craves revenge. And a fearsome red-haired warrior is made wartime ruler of a homeland set for decimation

And so... )

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #1



"I had never planned on bringing the 'children' to America, but this time that's exactly where they needed to be, because they needed a harsh dose of both fantasy and reality, and there's no better place to get your fix than the good old USA." -- Gerard Way

Scans under the cut... )

The Umbrella Academy #1



"The UA universe is a culmination of everything that ever affected me, from Fritz Lang films, to my father taking me to wrestling matches as a boy. I spent two years developing the origin and the world, only to blow it out in the first five pages…this was intentional—it provided me with a really experimental playground, a very open world. A serious amount of thought went into the aesthetic, and lots of drawings, lots of notes. I really wanted to see what heroes would be in a different world." -- Gerard Way

Scans under the cut... )

Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise



"High school can be hell for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for teenage girls spawned by the emissary of a Cthulhu god! Cthu-Louise struggles and is teased at school due to her monstrous appearance. Finally fed up with the bullying and abuse, she decides she will do anything to make herself 'normal.' It’s Carrie meets Call of  Cthulhu!" -- Dark Horse press release

Warning for child abuse

Scans under the cut... )

Harrow County #32



"I hate saying goodbye to these characters, even though it is the right thing to do and the right place to end this story. Still, it hurts like Hell." -- Cullen Bunn

Final issue )