Brian’s Comic Book Picks for May 22nd



Green Lantern #20

It’s the final battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians in this, the extra-sized finale of Geoff Johns’ historic run on the title!

It’s all been building to this. The First Lantern has been messing with the reality of all the Lanterns. He’s been toying with them and showing them all the possible versions of themselves. It’s time for the them to fight back. Geoff Johns is finishing up his long run with the Green. We thank him for the work he has done and look forward to the next adventure for both he and the Green Lantern Corps.

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“Akaneiro: Demon Hunters” Is Live



Spicy Horse Games, makers of “Alice: Madness Returns,” “BigHead BASH,” and
“American McGee’s Grimm” announced today that “Akaneiro: Demon Hunters” is now available for play via SpicyWorld and Kongregate for Mac and PC.

Based on the Little Red Riding Hood story combined with Japanese folklore and myth, and illustrated in Spicy Horse’s unique dark fantasy style, “Akaneiro: Demon Hunters” is an action-RPG that lets players hunt legendary monsters in Edo-era Japan.

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Dark Horse Teams with Spicy Horse Studios to Bring the ARPG Akaneiro to Comics

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Following up on last week’s Kickstarter launch of Spicy Horse’s upcoming ARPG, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, Spicy Horse Studios and Dark Horse Comics announce that this soon-to-be-released game will be expanding into comics!

From the brilliant minds behind video game auteur American McGee’s Spicy Horse Studios, Akaneiro mixes a foundation of Japanese folklore with an original mythology inspired by Red Riding Hood, yielding a fantastic and exciting setting for players to explore and perfectly setting the stage for the visual storytelling of comics. Written by Justin Aclin (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and illustrated by Vasilis Lolos (Conan the Barbarian), the comics follow Kani a young woman torn between two cultures on an epic adventure hunting devious Yokai and pursuing a destiny far greater than even she can perceive as a member of the fabled Order of Akane.

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American McGee & Spicy Horse Seek Kickstarter Funding for New Game



American McGee of American McGee’s Alice and Alice:Madness Returns has taken to Kickstarter with his development company Spicy Horse to seek funding for their new game Akaneiro: Demon Hunters.

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters will transport you to a world realized in a striking visual style inspired by Japanese ink, watercolor and woodblock illustration. We’ve dug deep into the history and folklore of Japan when designing our scenarios and characters. Mixing this foundation with an original mythology inspired by Red Riding Hood yields a fantastic and inspiring setting for players to explore.

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Halloween Arrives in BigHead BASH


Spicy Horse Games, creators of Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, American McGee’s Grim, and Alice Returns, are delighted to reveal the Halloween content coming to BigHead BASH and Crazy Fairies.

Players in Bighead BASH will find four new toys waiting to enter the combat arena, including Halloween versions of the fan favorite Cat and Monkey (pictured right).

Maybe the spookiest addition is the new Cheshire Pumpkin Head (Spicy Horse may have a little history with Alice!), who you can glimpse below.

And that’s not all the Spicy Horse excitement…

And in Crazy Fairies…

Crazy Fairies fans will also find some exciting new Halloween content in store. All the Crazy Fairies bosses have been replaced with spooky, scary bosses.

In addition, players will find a new Halloween-themed quest to let them decorate and customize their homes. You can check out some of the items below.