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Review – Ex Sanguine #3 – A Romance between a Vampire and a Serial Killer

Script by: Joshua Scott Emmons and Tim Seeley
Art by: Tim Seeley
Colors by: Carlos Badilla
Letters by: CRANK!
Cover by: Tim Seeley with Dave Stewart
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

Ashley and Saul have a unique relationship, one is a supernatural immortal that thrives on blood of the corrupt of the city and Ashley is a crazed murderer with mother and father issues. While that sounds like a strange pop culture comedy duo, it very much isn’t. Ashley since her introduction has been a thorn to Saul going so far as to frame him for actions he didn’t make in an attempt to validate herself and her legacy pursuit.

Issue 3 of Ex Sanguine continues the struggle and brings in some new blood to the picture, Saul going about his own life now while Ashley continues her streak of mayhem. The difference is that other dark figures have stepped in given the news and have taken interest in what they see as a defenseless city. It’s up to Saul to keep the borders protected and his girl of mayhem in check before something bad happens. Given the streak of the story so far, that sounds like an easy task but it really isn’t as Ashley prefers to only answer to herself.

The city is already in panic as news of her kills spread like wildfire in the paper, the last thing this situation needs is a social nuke drawing in more attention and undesirables to the town. The issue is very much about Ashley’s back story which helps shed some light on what happened to make her this messed up. Fans of the series should give it a read and new readers might want to take a look at the Dark Horse preview pages for a taste of Ex Sanguine.

Release Date: December 12th, 2012

Links: Preview | Order (Print)

Story:★★★★☆ 
Art:★★★★½ 
Dialog:★★★½☆ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 
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Marvel reveals a first look of Uncanny Avengers #4 (2012)

Marvel is back at it with teasers, this week they unleash a red eye Thor standing tall above his decimated team-mates. Has Thor turned? We only get teasers about Red Skull and his S-Men moving on New York and one of these Avengers turning on the team.

It’s all on the line as the group has to rise to the challenge of defeating the Omega Skull and it hits in January 2013.

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Marvel Sneak Peek: Hawkeye #2 sneak peek pages arrive

We recently reviewed Hawkeye and found it to be a refreshing shift of pace for comics and talking about the heroes we see in action so often in the Marvel world. Hawkeye #2 is already headed to shelves for its September 5, 2012 appearance where Kate Bishop joins his battles and presents a new dimension to his already troubled daily life.

Check out the gallery below, keep in mind these pages have no text yet.

Previews – BATGIRL #12, BATMAN #12, BATMAN AND ROBIN #12 & FAIREST #6

Here’s this week’s installment of DC comics Preview Monday exclusives, checkout the first look at BATGIRL #12, BATMAN #12, BATMAN AND ROBIN #12 and FAIREST #6, all in stores this Wednesday. For more info go to DC Comics

 

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Marvel Sneak Peek: Dark Avengers #175

Coming this June be prepare for an all-new brand of justice as the creative team of Jeff Parker and Declan Shalvey bring fans a new line-up of Earth’s Deadliest in DARK AVENGERS #175! Featuring the Dark Scarlet Witch, Dark Spider-Man, Trickshot, Ragnarok, Skaar and Luke Cage, this new team will take on a mission that only they can tackle! Can Luke Cage keep this team on a leash or is he in for a world of hurt?

Dark Avengers #175 will hit comic shops 6/6/12, don’t forget to checkout on Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop.

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Yahtzee Croshaw Returns With Jam!

FULL CHAPTER PREVIEW TO BE FEATURED IN THE DIGITAL EDITION OF HIS PREVIOUS NOVEL, MOGWORLD!

Yahtzee Croshaw

The creator of The Escapist’s Zero Punctuation Reviews (TM) and author of 2010’s runaway hit novel Mogworld is back with his hilarious follow-up! Jamtakes the prophecies of the Mayans and turns them on their ear, with a twist on the apocalypse that no one could have expected! The first chapter will run in the newly released digital edition of Mogworld, available today for Nook and Kobo eReaders.

Since 2007, Croshaw’s animated Zero Punctuation reviews have packaged prescient criticism with frenetic animation, off-color humor, and rapid-fire delivery, making him a household name in the gaming community. Mogworld was his first foray into published fiction and has sold through multiple printings! Now, the debut novel finally makes it’s way to tablet readers, marking the beginning of Dark Horse’s foray into digital prose!

Additionally, readers will have a chance to get their first look at Jam, which is set for release later this year. Jam, a dark comedy pitting a handful of twenty-something slackers against a singularly sticky apocalypse, which is set for release later this year.

“You asked for it – by Christ have you been asking for it – and it’s finally here, the Mogworld eBook” said writer, Yahtzee Croshaw. “Now I just have to stop procrastinating on the audiobook version.”

Mogworld is available today for both Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™, as well as the Kobo Vox eReader.

Jam arrives on sale on October 10, in print as well as digitally.

About Dark Horse

Founded in1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, Guillermo Del Toro and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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Incredible Hulk 7.1 Preview pages arrive from Marvel

Marvel has a lot of goods in the works, today we get a peek at Incredible Hulk 7.1 coming May 16th, while it’s still weeks early it’s a nice look at what happened to Bruce Banner and a bit of a tale on Red She-Hulk as well. She’s fixed on making those responsible for his disappearance pay royally as this whole story transitions into the upcoming arc of “Stay Angry”.

Check out the panels below for a look at what’s been going on.

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Preview pages for New Avengers #25 arrive, AvX and the Phoenix continue

New Avengers #25 arrives this week, centering around the AvX conflict and especially around Iron Fist and his mysterious relation tot he Phoenix Force. While the force isn’t there yet it’s getting intense as you can see in the gallery pages below, with Hope already embracing the energy and things going south really fast we’ll see where this all takes off in 2 days.

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