Under Pressure: Dept. H #1 Delivers Tension and Mystery

I love underwater stories.  I’ve been fascinated by SCUBA diving ever since I was a kid, finally realizing my dream twenty years ago (aside: I just realized it was twenty years ago holy crap I’m old).  Even before I was a diver, I loved reading and watching stories about the world below.  I’m of the opinion that even a horrible movie can be partially redeemable if there’s diving or underwater sequences.  Case in point: I will unironically watch Jaws 3.  And that’s a bad movie. So when Dark Horse announced Dept. H, on sale tomorrow, by Matt and Sharlene Kindt,

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Win a Trip to San Diego Comic-Con 2016 from Dark Horse!

  Okay, this is pretty cool of Dark Horse. Take a survey, maybe win a trip to Comic-Con?  Seems like a great deal to me! Good luck! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Have you ever wanted to attend the greatest pop culture event in the world? Well, Dark Horse Comics is now giving you the chance to party in style at San Diego Comic-Con! To celebrate Dark Horse Comics’ thirtieth anniversary, we are offering a trip to San Diego Comic-Con that includes: • Two (2) four-day passes (July 21–24) • VIP access to Dark Horse events and activities • VIP wristbands

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comiXology Cyber Monday Sales

For the first time ever, comiXology is having a HUGE Buy One, Get One Free sale on all DC Comics and Vertigo titles released digitally before 9/1/2015! Just use the code DCBOGO at check out to take advantage of this great offer that includes comics that inspired TV shows and upcoming movies like The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, iZombie, Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad. Also, on Cyber Monday they have sales on select Dark Horse trades, select VIZ manga, as well as continuing Black Friday sales! DC Comics Buy One, Get One Free Sale – Use promo code DCBOGO at

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Is Tomorrow!

This is a repost from last year, with a few minor changes, but the thoughts are still relevant. Support your local comic store! Yes, it’s time once again for the annual Free Comic Book Day event happening at a Local Comic Book Store near you! If you don’t know where one is, here’s a handy Comic Book Store Locator.  They may have special events going on – check out How to Love Comics’ Directory of FCBD Events and see if your local store is doing something cool. Is it difficult to participate? Heck, no!  You go to your comic store. You get

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Transformers Fans, Get Ready to Celebrate MAY MAYHEM

Tomorrow is the first of May, and do you know what that means?  (Besides everyone online saying “May the Fourth Be With You” in a few days.) It means we are ready to kick of MAY MAYHEM for Transformers fans!  This month, you and I will be able to celebrate the ongoing Combiner Wars toyline with comics, online participation, new toys, and other fun ways.  The highlight of May Mayhem is the release of two new CW toys – Quickslinger (a/k/a Slingshot) and Brake-Neck (a/k/a Wild Rider), the two toys you need to recreate your Generation 1 experience with Superion

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Dark Horse Celebrates Four-Year Digital Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Dark Horse Digital reaches a new landmark when the digital store celebrates its fourth anniversary starting this Thursday. As a thank-you to fans, Dark Horse announces four special promotions! Have a free comic on Dark Horse! Beginning Thursday, April 23, Dark Horse will issue a two-dollar credit to all confirmed Dark Horse Digital newsletter subscribers with a registered Dark Horse Digital account! This credit can be used toward downloading a free digital comic or toward the purchase of any bundle or graphic novel. The very same day, Dark Horse Digital will also be offering 50 percent off all

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Comic Review: “Jem and the Holograms” #1

[AHEAD BE SPOILERS!] Jem and the Holograms #1 is a modern take on the classic 1980’s cartoon.  The inherent problem to solve, though, is that Jem pretty much is the 80’s personified.  Can you take the basic concept of a female band with the glitz and glam, the flash, the keytars, the hologram and translate into something viable for readers three decades later?  That is what Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell try to do in this debut issue.  Do they succeed? Well, at the end of the issue I found myself wishing it was double-sized because I didn’t want the story to

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