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Trout: The Hollowest Knock Is the Next Weird Comic You Shouldn't Live Without

Trout: The Hollowest Knock Is the Next Weird Comic You Shouldn't Live Without

Trout: The Hollowest Knock read like a faced-paced fever dream, where I finished the comic before I realized I was coming to the end of issue one. Sure that I had not fallen into a sensory overload coma, I had the feeling that I had absolutely enjoyed myself regardless.  Writer and Artist Troy Nixey (Neil […]

Dark Horse Goes Fishing For Dollars With Troy Nixey's Trout Collection

Dark Horse has announced a new collection featuring Troy Nixey's Trout coming to comic shops in Sprint 2019. The new hardcover volume, titled Trout Volume 1: Bits and Bobs, collects Oni Press's Trout #1-2, Trout's story in Dark Horse Presents #119-123, and "a wonderfully weird assortment of never before seen material." The press release provides […]

Vinegar Teeth #4 cover by Troy Nixey

Vinegar Teeth #4 Review: The Explosive Finale to the Squidtastic Buddy Cop Story

Hell has broken loose across Brick City, and the courtroom scene is revealed to have been Vinegar Teeth and Buckler delivering the mayor to safety. Unfortunately, nowhere is safe when Cullzathro arrives. He is Vinegar Teeth's father, and his goal is to overtake our world and kill everyone in it. That leaves it up to […]

Vinegar Teeth #3 cover by Troy Nixey and Guy Major

Vinegar Teeth #3 Review: The Surrealist Comedy Goes the Lovecraft Direction

Vinegar Teeth continues to settle into his role as a police officer, and, later, he and Archie Buckler finally bond over some liquor. Brick City has fallen into chaos, so the police force is doing its best to maintain some order. In light of this, VT and Buckler are posted as the mayor's security. Also, […]

The Finale to Harrow County, Plus a Ton of Manga Reprints: Dark Horse June 2018 Solicits

Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook's Harrow County reaches its highly-anticipated finale. Xerxes, BPRD, Buffy, Black Hammer, American Gods, and more continue their runs. Also, a lot of manga series are being reprinted, like New Lone Wolf and Cub, Samurai Executioner, and Vampire Hunter D. All of this comes from Dark Horse's June 2018 solicits. Details below. Covers are below the text (in a vaguely […]

Vinegar Teeth

Exclusive Preview of Dark Horse's Vinegar Teeth #3

A week back, our own Josh Davison referred to the second issue of the Dark Horse series Vinegar Teeth as such: "… another bizarre issue with surreal characters and an ugly yet comical world. This is a comic so strange that it's impossible to take your eyes off it. Naturally, it comes recommended. Check it out." I have just […]

Vinegar Teeth #1 cover by Troy Nixey and Guy Major

Vinegar Teeth #1 Review: Deputy Tentacle Monster at Your Service

Police officer Archie Buckler was deep undercover in an operation to bring down one of Brick City's most powerful crime lords when a mysterious monster appears from nowhere and eats his target. This ticks off Buckler. As it turns out, this monster can talk, and the mayor makes him Buckler's new partner. He's called Vinegar […]

Burning Season, Rasputin, And Jenny Finn Finale From Dark Horse Mignolaverse February 2018

Mike Mignola's Hellboy and B.P.R.D-centric "Mignolaverse" have a robust showing for this upcoming February. His just-launched (and reviewed!) project with Troy Nixey, Jenny Finn, reaches its conclusion. Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon, created with Chris Roberson and Christopher Mitten, and Koshchei the Deathless, with Ben Stenbeck, continue their running with #4 and #2 respectively. Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: 1955–The Burning Season launches a new Hellboy story about a trend of spontaneous […]

Jenny Finn #1 Review: Bizarre, Delightful, And Intriguing

In a small harbor town, there is a strange plague about. In that town, there is a brothel wherein a young girl named Jenny Finn spends much of her time. No one knows much about Jenny other than that she's a bit odd. A patron of that brothel named Joe takes an interest in what […]

Win! Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark On Blu-Ray

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark was the feature directorial debut of Troy Nixey, and was co-written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo Del Toro. Between the three of them, they've managed to weave quite an effective little yarn, somewhere between a murky fable and a child's nightmare. And it looks really rather beautiful on Blu-ray, […]

Out Today In The UK: Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

It's almost as though films produced by Guillermo Del Toro are forming some kind of sub genre. Consider The Orphanage, Julia's Eyes and now Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. I suppose it shows that Del Toro has taste, and definable taste at that. Each of these films is by a director early in their […]

Frightfest: Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

I'm spending the bank holiday weekend at The Empire Leicester Square for Frightfest. If all goes to plan, I'll be filing on each of the films that I get to see across the entire schedule, and unlike so many of the other press pass holders I'm not going to be popping in just for the […]

New Poster For Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Is Very… Er… Handsome

Lots of hands. I'm thinking of Repulsion, of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, of Labyrinth, of Day of the Dead, of the end of Carrie… any more? Please let me know. Maybe I can have my very own Graspy Hand film festival at the weekend or something. This poster premiered at Empire. Great tag […]

Nice Painted Poster For Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark*

This poster for Troy Nixey's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark first appeared in the New York Times a few weeks ago, but has now ended up online in a tidy, official version. A nice complement to the also rather appealing trailer. Because, yes, I think creepy is appealing. Just behind ooky, which is downright […]