Dark Horse Launching into Space with "The Orville" Mini-Series

Orville Executive Producer David A. Goodman, artist David Cabeza, and colorist Michael Atiyeh are teaming up to bring to us the comic adaptation of the successful TV science fiction comedy/adventure "The Orville".

The comic series is set in between the first and second season of the tv series thus named "The Orville Season 1.5: New Beginnings" and is going to be consisted of two, two-issue "episodes" closing the gap of the two seasons.

The first episode of the new comic series is titled "The Orville #1: New Beginnins Part 1 (of 2)"

On their way to a fleet conference, Ed and Gordon investigate a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship. Back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school despite him being only a few months old.

The second “episode” begins with "The Orville #3: The Word of Avis Part 1 (of two)".

The Orville intercept a small Union ship en route to the interstellar territory of the easily aggravated Krill. The passengers, originally thought to be a group of xenoanthropologists, turn out to be much, much more interesting and dangerous than the crew of the Orville could’ve imagined.

If you are unfamiliar with the TV series, "The Orville" then you might want to catch up with at least the first season in order to fully comprehend the setting.

The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite Review

In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, ``To save the world.``

These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.

Dark Horse more often than not brings to us masterpieces that the likes you are not really able to find within any other publisher portfolio. Such is the case with The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite. Written by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá as the artist The Umbrella Academy has a unique style and story that is both trippy and somehow psychedelic.

The Umbrella Academy

The entire story contains a number of flaws and if you are not a fan of unanswered questions this might not be something you’ll like but for most of us it was something that made us eager to read chapter after chapter and even wait for the next storyline.

A day like any other 47 women unexpectedly gives birth, despite having no pregnancy signs. 7 of those kids were immediately adopted by an eccentric, millionaire scientist named Dr. Reginald Hargreeves. He raises them with numbers instead of names and even though they consider them a father he treats them as subjects.

Soon we see the seven battle against a berserk Eiffel Tower manned by a zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel with their super-powers and if you thought this is weird you are mistaken.

As we previously mentioned some things are left quite loose and some questions remain unanswered. The story continues 20 years in the future with the team all split up and with everyone kinda having a lot of personal issues that we know nothing about. Thankfully the story is rich and if nothing else it sticks together just fine.

If you need a dose of angry robots, psychotic, crazy orchestras and some murderous kids with superhuman powers then there is never going to be a better comic than The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite.

Find The Umbrella Academy Vol.1 here

Dark Horse and Blizzard to Publish StarCraft: Soldiers

Dark Horse and Blizzard are reuniting once more to give us another StarCraft comic series, StarCraft: Soldiers.

After the huge success of StarCraft: Scavengers, Dark Horse and Blizzard are ready to give us another glimpse in the StarCraft universe with a comic that is said to be published in January 2019. StarCraft: Soldiers follows the story of a young lieutenant Shivani Singh.

"Lieutenant Shivani Singh is eager to defend the Dominion on the front lines. But after she's posted on the faraway planet of Cavir, she realizes that it will take more than good grades and confidence to survive on the edge of Zerg space."

StarCraft Soldiers Cover

StarCraft: Soldiers #1 hits the shelves on January 23, 2019, while the StarCraft: Scavengers paperback edition comes out a month after in February.