Have you ever been in that situation where you we’re not quite sure what to read? What if there were a way to easily sample a bunch of different comics in one go? Well, Dark Horse Comics have you covered with Dark Horse Number Ones. Featuring eight fantastic #1 issues, this affordable trade paperback is the ultimate sampler.
The best thing is it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, with this release priced at 6 bucks! That’s 75 cents an issue. Or put it another way that’s about the same price as two of DC’s regularly priced comics.
Now that’s a pretty good deal!
As for what’s inside your in for a treat as it features some of the publisher’s best creator-owned comics of recent times. There’s also a variety of different genres represented including superhero, horror, supernatural, mystery, science fiction, drama and more. As a result, there should be something for everyone.
The comics include:
The Umbrella Academy #1
Written by by Gerrard Way. Art by Gabriel Bá.
Superhero weirdness from the mind of My Chemical Romance lead, Gerrard Way, and the wonderful artist Gabriel Bá.
If you love the first issue and want to continue reading you can do so in The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite.
Hellboy in Hell #1
Written and art by Mike Mignola.
The first issue in the most recent Hellboy saga. As the title suggests, he’s in hell.
If you love the first issue and want to continue reading you can do so in Hellboy in Hell Volume 1: The Descent.
Lady Killer #1
Written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich. Art by Joëlle Jones.
A housewife in the 1950’s has a secret life as a contract killer.
If you love the first issue and want to continue reading you can do so in a trade paperback of the same name.
Black Hammer #1
Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Dean Ormston.
A group of heroe have been banished from the multiverse and are now trying to find their way home.
If you love the first issue and want to continue reading you can do so in Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins.
Dept. H #1
Written by Matt Kindt. Art by Matt Kindt and Sharlene Kindt.
A science fiction murder mystery set in a deep-sea research station.
If you love the first issue and want to continue reading you can do so in Dept. H volume 1: Pressure.
Briggs Land #1
Written by Brian Wood. Art by Mack Chater.
This comic is about a community of anti-government secessionists and the consequences of their actions. Soon to be a TV series on AMC.
To help you make up your mind, take a look at a review of the first two issues.
If you love the first issue and want to continue reading you can do so in Briggs Land Volume 1: State of Grace.
Written by Kurtis Wiebe. Art by Mindy Lee.
Bounty hunters in outer space.
If you love the first issue and want to continue reading you can do so in Bounty Volume 1.
Harrow County #1
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Tyler Crook.
If you love the first issue and want to continue reading you can do so in Harrow County Volume 1: Countless Haints.
The critically acclaimed southern supernatural and horror comic.
Take a look at a preview for Harrow County.
Dark Horse Number Ones is available at all good comic book stores from March 29th.
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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.