(July 2010)

Dark Horse, 2010 Series
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Price:
3.50 USD
Pages:
32
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Dark Horse Comics [facing left]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Scott Allie (editor); Samantha Robertson (associate editor); Daniel Chabon (assistant editor); Mike Richardson (publisher)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
6.6 in. X 10.2 in.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Limited Series

Issue Notes

"Number 8 in a Series" per title page. Per indicia: Copyright 2010 Michael Mignola. Printed by Cadmus Communications, Easton, PA, USA.


[no title] (Table of Contents)

Abe Sapien / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Johnson (signed)
Inks:
Dave Johnson (signed)
Colors:
Dave Johnson (signed)
Letters:
Dave Johnson (signed); typeset

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Abe Sapien
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Johnson's incorporation of the story title into his artwork can be seen at various sites online that present the cover without trade dress, including at Comics Alliance.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Peter Snejbjerg
Inks:
Peter Snejbjerg
Letters:
Amy Arendts (design); typeset

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover has title, credits, and indicia with spot illustration.

The Abyssal Plain [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Abe Sapien / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mignola; John Arcudi
Pencils:
Peter Snejbjerg
Inks:
Peter Snejbjerg
Colors:
Dave Stewart
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
Abe Sapien; Dr. Borzov; Vasily; Sal Tasso; Capt. Sullivan; Iosif (flashback); Miss Varvara (flashback)
Synopsis:
Abe Sapien has recovered Melchiorre's Burgonet, but the zombie of a Russian soldier guarding it, Iosif, followed him and a Soviet vessel is bearing down on their location. The mysterious Miss Varvara's tasking of Iosif with the mission is seen in flashback.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title from inside from cover. It begins: "Well, Vasily, we'll be at the submarine very soon."

[Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
various
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
various
Letters:
various

Indexer Notes

Pgs. 11, 12, 15, 16, & 32 of the publication contain advertisements for, respectively, the videogame Star Wars: The Old Republic from LucasArts and BioWare Corp., the Janet Evanovich novels Metro Girl and Motor Mouth from HarperCollins Publishers, the magazine Dark Discoveries, the Evanovich hardcover Wicked Appetite from St. Martin's Press, and the videogame Dead to Rights: Retribution from Namco Bandai Games.

[Letters Page] (Table of Contents)

Hellmail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Allie (signed)
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Dave Stewart
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Allie provides replies and additional commentary.

Indexer Notes

Letter writers are Ryan, Marcus Koppers, Mark Gonzales, and Paul.
On Sale Now box has cover detail from Hellboy: The Storm (Dark Horse, 2010 series) #1.

Horsepower! July 2010 (Table of Contents)

Horsepower / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Horn; ?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
various
Letters:
? (design); typeset

Indexer Notes

Horn discusses the history and upcoming projects from Dark Horse's manga line with the recurring phrase "love and wonder". Page also includes Dark Horse Comics masthead and "You Love Comics! We Love Comics, Too!" entries on writer Mac Walters and colorist Dan Jackson.

What Makes a Hero? (Table of Contents)

Join the B.P.R.D.! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Allie ?
Pencils:
Guy Davis (signed)
Inks:
Guy Davis (signed)
Colors:
Dave Stewart ?
Letters:
? (design); typeset

Characters:
Sir Edward Grey [Witchfinder]

Indexer Notes

The inside back cover spotlights Sir Edward Grey as part of the Join the B.P.R.D.! promotional campaign.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title]
    Abe Sapien
  2. 1. [Title Page]
  3. 2. The Abyssal Plain [Part 2]
    Abe Sapien
  4. 3. [Advertisements]
  5. 4. [Letters Page]
    Hellmail
  6. 5. Horsepower! July 2010
    Horsepower
  7. 6. What Makes a Hero?
    Join the B.P.R.D.!
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