Here are two truths:
1. Everyone loves free comics. Everyone.
2. The fine folks over at Dark Horse Comics are quietly putting together a terrific stable of creative talent and a huge library of great comics. I’ve reviewed a few of them already. Comics like Hellboy, B.P.R.D., and the Umbrella Acadamy. And I’ll likely write up some more soon.
For the last few months, Dark Horse has been giving anyone with a computer the chance to experience these two truths for themselves. DH is publishing free tastes of comic goodness on their myspace page.
And these free tastes, they’re not just previews from existing books, no. DH releases monthly issues of 4 original, new short stories from a bevy of their A-list creators.
Past issues have featured:
A new B.P.R.D. story
A new FEAR Agent story
and Sugarshock, an original 26 page story written by Joss Whedon.
And what’s more, the current issue features a new episode of Milk and Cheese by Evan Dorkin, a former Space Ghost writer.
So this isn’t just promo junk. It’s an actual, tasty source of comics nutrition that will give you not only a free story but also gives you a solid feel for how a creative team tells stories. And you’ll better able to make your next comics purchase a good one.