Thursday, November 17, 2011

Return Of The Hunter!

I saw a solicitation from Dark Horse yesterday and now I'm very eager to get hold of this nicely priced collection. Here's the info.

Richard Margopoulos (W), Budd Lewis (W), Bill DuBay (W), Jim Stenstrum (W), Paul Neary (A), Alex NiƱo (A), Moreno Casares (A), Al Sanchez (A), E. R. Cruz (A), Ken Kelly (Cover)On sale Apr 11 b&w, 232 pages $19.99 HC, 8 3/8" x 10 7/8"
Son of a mutant general and a human mother, Hunter is a half-breed warrior who fights for survival on a weird, irradiated alternate Earth. Cursed to remain apart from humanity, Hunter still protects the defenseless with the hope that mankind will someday rise from barbarism and rule again! A perfect synthesis of fantasy and science-fiction storytelling, Eerie Presents: Hunter features the artwork of Paul Neary and collects the stories of all three incarnations of the Hunter character. With a new introduction by Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson, this deluxe hardcover also includes all Hunter spot art pieces and guest appearances that ran in the original Eerie magazine run!
• Every Hunter story finally collected!
• Eerie magazine’s infamous hero returns for a new generation of readers!

I was just thinking a few weeks ago that targeted collections of some of Warren's vintage hero series like Hunter, Hunter II, Dax the Damned, Schreck, and others would go over well in the modern market. Eerie seemed to specialize in these types of characters. And now it seems Dark Horse is offering up just that kind of package.

Hunter's post-Apocalyptic battles with snake-skinned mutants have a real grim and gritty taste when such things were relatively rare and fresh. Most of these stories were drawn by Brit Paul Neary, who as a novice artist displays a real energy and zest in the stories of this series that I've seen.

These should be quite entertaining. Definitely something to look forward to.

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