PREVIEW: Dark Horse Presents #1 – The Award Winning Anthology Returns

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Dark Horse Presents has always showcased the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists along with up-and-coming creators through a wide variety of genres. After a few months away, the award winning anthology series returns with a new format which hopes to get these creators into the hands of more people.

Dark Horse Presents #1 cover by Geof Darrow.

While the previous volume was highly acclaimed, it was not a sales success. Although, this was not due to quality but more based on the price. At $7.99 an issue (due to being 80 pages long) it was enough to turn people of from purchasing it regularly. Although, with a new 48 page format this incarnation of Dark Horse Presents should be much more accessible. It will also be much cheaper, priced at $4.99.

In this debut issue, Dark Horse Comics introduces readers to 6 new stories. Some of them will be short, self-contained, stories while others will be spread over multiple issues. Although, the best thing about anthologies like this is that there is usually something for everyone. Dark Horse Presents show’s this with a variety of stories and styles, which should have something that appeals to everyone.

Dark Horse Presents #1 is available in all good comic book stores and digitally from August 20th.

You can find preview pages for 5 of the stories below.

Dream Gang

Written and art by Brendan McCarthy.

Dark Horse Comics Presents #1 preview page 1. Dream Gang by Brendan McCarthy. Dark Horse Comics Presents #1 preview page 2. Dream Gang by Brendan McCarthy.

Kabuki

Written and art by David Mack.

Dark Horse Comics Presents #1 preview page 3. Kabuki by David Mack.

Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery

Written by Peter Hogan. Art by Steve Parkhouse.

Dark Horse Comics Presents #1 preview page 4. Resident Alien: The Sam  Hain Mystery by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. Dark Horse Comics Presents #1 preview page 5. Resident Alien: The Sam  Hain Mystery by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse.

Sabertooth Swordsman: Colossal Casuals Crusade

Written by Damon Gentry. Art by Aaron Conley.

Dark Horse Comics Presents #1 preview page 6. Sabertooth Swordsman: Colossal Casuals Crusade by Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley.

Wrestling with Demons

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. Art by Andy Kuhn.

Dark horse Comics Presents #1 preview page 7. Wrestling with Demons by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn. Dark horse Comics Presents #1 preview page 8. Wrestling with Demons by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn.

Big Guy and Rusty

Written by Geof Darrow and Frank Miller. Art by Geof Darrow.

No preview art, apart from the cover was released. Although, you can head here to get a feel of it based on the previous stories.

Will You Be Reading Dark Horse Presents #1?

Will you be reading this anthology series? Or are you going to wait to see what other kinds of stories will appear in future issues before giving it a try? Let me know in the comments below or via our Facebook or Twitter.

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Trevor Van As

Trevor Van As is the founder of How to Love Comics and has loved comics all his life. When he's not reading or talking about comics he can be found eating frozen yogurt and dancing like no one is watching.

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