Dark Horse presents on MySpace…

Dark Horse and MySpace have resurrected Dark Horse presents on the communal website. The first show has comics from:

  • Sugar Shock, the debut new comic from artist Fábio Moon and Joss Whedon, creator of the popular television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, and author of the highly successful Dark Horse Comics miniseries, Fray, among others
  • The Umbrella Academy by artist Gabriel Bá and Gerard Way, lead singer of the band My Chemical Romance
  • Samurai by Ron Marz and Luke Ross
  • Comic-Con Murder Mystery by Rick Geary

Whedon and Moon’s Sugar Shock is a great start with a typically sharp dialogue and an intriguing set up for the band – will they be competing in the battle of the bands or just a battle? It sort of reminds me of the Bronze in Buffy and the way that the show always had interesting bands in the background.

The Way/Ba Umbrella Academy is an action-packed adventurette sort of in the Coen brother’s style by way of superheroes.  I’ll certainly be looking to give this a go when it ships in September.

Ron Marz’s self contained samurai story is a really well told tale with great art and a breathtaking economic simplicity and Rick Geary’s Comic-Con Murder Mystery is a fun shot which takes an affectionate look at fans and the murder mystery style.

This is a great showcase and will be updated in early September. Definitely a site to bookmark.

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