If you're a fan of DARK HORSE PRESENTS, you may recall having read a few stories centered around a character called The Black Beetle. The stories were beautifully drawn and really captured a "neo-noir" feel, and the new character was successful introduced to new readers. In fact, those of you that read those issues must have really enjoyed Francesco Francavilla's Black Beetle since he's coming back to Dark Horse in his very own series. This is great news for Francavilla, who was really excited about bringing the character to life in the pages of DARK HORSE PRESENTS, according to an interview we did with him back in February.
Issue #0 of The Black Beetle's self titled, creator owned series will arrive in stores this December, collecting the three part story that was previously published in DARK HORSE PRESENTS. This is great news for readers who have not yet read the character's previous appearances, but would like to dive into his adventures in Colt City as he does his best to deal with the "Hollow Lizard," an ancient artifact that is being sought out by Hitler's allies. The first three issues are sure to give new readers a glimpse at the Black Beetle's adventures, as well as a grasp of the character, who he is, and what his motivations are. It's nice to see this noir-character get his own series, let us know if you are looking forward to the ongoing and whether it's a character you enjoyed reading in DARK HORSE PRESENTS.