Friday, August 10, 2007

Friday Night Fights: What crackin', Kraken?

As most people know by now, Dark Horse has relaunched Dark Horse Presents, the anthology title that helped give the publisher its start, as well as giving some of its most iconic characters and titles a place to grow. This time around, Dark Horse Presents is being offered free online with a collection of mostly done-in-one stories. A pleasant surprise was how much quality the publisher seems to plan on just giving away every month.

The one getting all the attention of course is Joss Whedon and Fabio Moon's Sugarshock (which is almost annoyingly excellent), but one of my favorite stories this month was Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's The Umbrella Academy: Safe & Sound. When I heard the guy from the band My Chemical Romance was writing a comic my eyes actually rolled back so far I could see behind myself. But then I picked up the issue released during Free Comic Book Day and - once you get past the unnecessarily emo cover - it's really pretty good. The story in the inaugural DHP confirmed it; I mean, it's got a hero named The Kraken punching a gypsy. Hard.

Panel from Dark Horse Presents #1 (online)

He hit her so hard her crystal ball dropped!

Bahlactus has seen your future, and it is pain.


And here's a little bonus brutality, because pictures of Popeye punching an ape never get old.

As long as you're here, why don't you see what else is shaking at GCP?


mz.beasty said...

i know one thing you need some real live crackin wild and crazy girl fights!!!!!!!!!!

mz.beasty said...

this is a lame site but i still will be on it