Whedon’s Dr Horrible Comic

The Whedonverse is a multi-media beast of geekdom and a recent addition to this is a comic prequel to the fantastical Dr Horrible’s sing-a-long blog. Simply called Dr Horrible, this is a collection of five comics released by Dark Horse Comics and written by Zack Whedeon, brother to Joss, creator of Dr Horrible.

I stumbled across this in the local Waterstones, but it can be picked on on Play for a very nifty £4.82.

The Whedon-wit is clearly genetic, there are neat lyrical heads-ups taken from the web-series and graphics supplied by Eric Canette (Dark Fury, The Batman, Justice League Unlimited), Joelle Jones (DC Comics penciller) and Jim Rugg (Dark Horse Comics).

Based on the Emmy Award-winning web series Dr. Horrible’s “Sing-Along Blog”, this collection of stories written by Zack Whedon (“Deadwood” and “Fringe”) chronicles some of the earliest adventures in the lives of archenemies Captain Hammer and Dr. Horrible. This anthology solves many unanswered questions left over from the show. For instance: What event inspired Dr. Horrible to become the world’s greatest criminal mastermind? Why is Penny, the beautiful girl from the Laundromat, still single? How can you, the reader, be like blustering do-gooder Captain Hammer? And why is Horrible’s sidekick, Moist, so…um…well, you’ll find out.

Take a peek inside the Evil League of Evil, see Bad Horse (the Thoroughbred of Sin) in action and strut alongside Captain Hammer. A must-have for any Whedonite and a must-read for the undecided, it will sway you over to the ‘Verse.

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