Dark horse Celebrate Earth Day with Brian Woods The Massive

tabletThere are no shortage of ways to celebrate the 44th Earth Day, and today Dark Horse offers comics fans the perfect opportunity to get in the worldwide celebration of eco-consciousness!

Today, and today only, Dark Horse is offering digital comics readers two special offers to catch up on Brian Wood’s acclaimed series, The Massive! Fans can catch up on all 22 issues for only $10! Not only that, we are giving away the first four issues absolutely free!

The Massive follows a group of direct-action environmentalists after the world has experienced a crippling ecological disaster.  With society grinding to a halt and the planet itself in a state of rebellion, this group sails the world’s oceans looking not only for its lost sister ship, the titular Massive, but for some sense of logic in all the chaos.  What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world’s already ended?

Download Brian Wood’s The Massive to your iOS or Android device, and head to your local comic shop tomorrow to pick up The Massive #22, and find out what critics have been raving about!

Praise for The Massive:

Wood manages to perfectly blend suspense and moral philosophies with geo-political brushstrokes to create one of the freshest books on shelves.”Complex

“Wood’s post-crash world is still just as big as it was before, and he continues to find intriguing ways to explore it, while building up enough history and characters within the context of the series to keep it exciting. The Massive…remains as interesting as it did when it began.” Comic Book Resources

“The Massive is a gripping read that should have no trouble winning over many readers to Wood’s newest creator-owned venture.”IGN

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Dark Horse Annouces $1 Special On Brian Wood’s First-Issue Reprints Of The Massive And Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT!

In 2010, when Dark Horse launched the One for One program, making the first issue of select titles available for the low cover price of $1, the response was overwhelmingly positive from fans and retailers alike. Now, Dark Horse is making two of the biggest launches of 2012 available for less than the price of a cup of coffee!

Brian Wood’s postapocalyptic, eco-conscious epic The Massive has been a critics’ darling since before the first issue even hit stands. The thought-provoking series has garnered consistent praise issue after issue, and will see its first collection released on March 20, 2013.

Similarly, MIND MGMT, Matt Kindt’s electrifying tale of psychic spies and the journalist who stumbles upon their incredible secrets, is expected to make many critics’ top-ten lists for the year. The first collection is making its way to comic shops on April 3, 2013.

To celebrate, Dark Horse has decided to offer retailers and fans an opportunity to find out what they have been missing with two specially priced first-issue reprints, to be released on April 3, 2013! The Massive #1 will feature an all-new cover designed by series creator Brian Wood, while MIND MGMT will feature a brand-new cover by Matt Kindt!

Look for these special reprints in Diamond’s Previews catalog on January 30, 2013!massivemindmgmt1for1

Review – Dark Horse Presents #10

Cover Art: Fiona Staples
Variant Cover Art: Thomas Yeates
Back Cover: Geof Darrow
Publisher & Editor: Mike Richardson
Published By: Dark Horse

Dark Horse Presents #10 is chalk full of goodies, so let’s get right to it!

  • The Massive: The Barrents Sea- Modern Day by Brian Wood and art by Kristian Donaldson This is very short. Honestly, it was way too short to get into it or understand exactly where the story was going. It was over before it began.
  • UXB by Colin Lorimer. A futuristic story that instantly brings the funny. Even though it’s super short, the amazing art and witty dialog is an instant draw. This preview definitely drew me in and had me wanting more.
  • Finder: Third World Chapter 8 by Carla Speed McNeil.
  • Criminal Macabre: They Fight By Night Part 1 by Steve Niles and art by Christopher Mitten. This was the one I was most excited for and it did not disappoint. This gives us a new peek at the new arc! An assassination has occurred and Cal is not too happy about it. Even in this short preview, Cal’s coolness shines through.
  • House of Fun Featuring Milk and Cheese and The Murder Family by Evan Dorkin. We find the odd pair Milk and Cheese ordering x-ray spectacles in this issue which provokes them into going on a rampage, drunk with the idea of their new “superpower.” The Murder Family is the story of a ghoulish family consisting of two parents, two sons, their daughter and a wacky uncle. Presented in a sitcom setting complete with commercials and laugh tracks, we see the daily life of this weird and dysfunctional family. Their name suits them well!
  • The Once and Future Tarzan Chapter 3 by Thomas Yeates and Alan Gordon.
  • Amala’s Blade: Skull and Crossbows Part 2 by Steve Horton and art by Michael Dialynas.
  • Dead Reliable by Andrew Vachss and art by Geof Darrow. This was another stand-out piece. It was an extremely sad, touching story that really packs a shocking punch at the end. I loved it!
  • Skultar Chapter 4: The Trainable by M.J. Butler and art by Mark Wheatley.
  • The Many Murders of Miss Cranbourne Chapter 3 by Rich Johnston and art by Simon Rohrmüller.

There are some real standouts in this issue, not all of them were my favorite, but I was able to discover some things I had never heard of and really enjoyed reading this book. A solid buy, especially for the price!

Release Date: March 21st, 2012
Links: Buy now | Buy Digital ($ 7.99) | Preview

Overall:★★★½☆