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Dark Horse First Look: David Mack’s ‘Minor Threats: Barfly’ #1 cover

A direct tie-in to the hit ‘Minor Threats’ series by Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, and crew!

Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, AIPT can share a variant cover by David Mack for Minor Threats: Barfly #1. Due on July 10th, the series expands on the Minor Threats universe, written by Kyle Starks with art by Ryan Browne.

“I’m so excited to be invited to add to the tapestry that is the wonderful, superpowered world of Minor Threats that Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt have brought to comics,” Starks said. “To get to do it with incredible, unequaled Ryan Browne is an unbelievable cherry on top of an already delicious great comic ice cream sundae.  I truly think people are going to fall in love with the lovable loser Sh*teater  – a sweet little fella who’s just trying to find his place in the world after years of being a nameless minion!”

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So what’s Barfly about?

Back in Twilight City…

The Lower Lair bar is home to all sorts of supervillains, lowlifes, and scumbags… but only one of them has to puke digestive fluids onto his food to eat. $#!%eater, the humanoid mutant fly, is a loser–a lifelong minion who lives to serve his criminal master. But what happens to a henchman when he no longer has anyone left to hench for?

Check out Mack’s cover below, along with some interior pages.

Dark Horse First Look: David Mack's 'Minor Threats: Barfly' #1 cover Dark Horse First Look: David Mack's 'Minor Threats: Barfly' #1 cover Dark Horse First Look: David Mack's 'Minor Threats: Barfly' #1 cover Dark Horse First Look: David Mack's 'Minor Threats: Barfly' #1 cover

A direct tie-in to the hit “Minor Threats” series by Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, and crew!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (XXXX)— Dark Horse Comics is buzzing with some exciting news: the world of Minor Threats continues expanding with a new spinoff series, Barfly! Comic book legend Kyle Starks (Where Monsters Lie) joins Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum on writing duties on a feel-good, coming-of-age series about an insect monster-man searching for his identity in the criminal underworld of Twilight City. Ryan Browne, co-creator of the critically-acclaimed series Eight Billion Genies, will provide artwork for Barfly, with letters handled by Nate Piekos (Minor Threats). The first issue will also feature a main cover art by Minor Threats co-creator Scott Hepburn, with three variant covers featuring art by Browne, Martín Morazzo, Dan Hipp (1:10 ratio), and one more to be revealed at a later date. The series is set to begin this July.

Back in Twilight City…

The Lower Lair bar is home to all sorts of supervillains, lowlifes, and scumbags… but only one of them has to puke digestive fluids onto his food to eat. $#!%eater, the humanoid mutant fly, is a loser–a lifelong minion who lives to serve his criminal master. But what happens to a henchman when he no longer has anyone left to hench for?

Here’s what the creative team had to say about Barfly:

Patton Oswalt: “It’s a punk rock human/fly hybrid that pukes and does crime! What are we NOT doing?”

Jordan Blum: “It’s Kyle @#$!’ing Starks and Ryan @#$!’ing Browne making a comic about $#!%eater! What else is there to say?! That’s the quote! Buy a hundred @#$!’ing copies and become an instant millionaire! It’s that easy!”

Kyle Stark: “I’m so excited to be invited to add to the tapestry that is the wonderful, superpowered world of Minor Threats that Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt have brought to comics,” added Stark. “To get to do it with incredible, unequaled Ryan Browne is an unbelievable cherry on top of an already delicious great comic ice cream sundae.  I truly think people are going to fall in love with the lovable loser Sh*teater  – a sweet little fella who’s just trying to find his place in the world after years of being a nameless minion!”

Ryan Browne: “I got drunk and destroyed Kyle Starks prize winning begonias with a hedge trimmer. The least I could do was repeatedly draw a sad fly man for him as an apology.”

From the World of Minor Threats: Barfly #1 (of 4) flies into comic shops on July 10, 2024. It is now available to pre-order from your local comic shop for $4.99.

Be sure to follow Dark Horse Comics on social media and check our website, www.darkhorse.com, for more news, announcements, and updates!

Praise for From the World of Minor Threats: The Alternates:

“Impeccable, vibrant, smart—bursting with ideas and wonderful art, you will fall straight into this world and never come back.”—Guillermo Del Toro

“Leave it to the minds behind Minor Threats to crack the Super Hero Support Group content just right. This story is so original and entertaining. Enjoy the ride.”—Seth Green

Minor Threats reminds me that comics can have the depth and power while also being fun and entertaining. Incredible inspiring.”—Bill Hader

The Alternates is the rare comic spinoff that not only continues the magic of its flagship series, but manages to work as something unique and accessible. Unsurprisingly, Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, and Tim Seeley all nail the script, hooking you into the characters and the narrative immediately. Coupled with Christopher Mitten and Tess Fowler’s ambitious and scrappy art, this issue is great, plain and simple.”—Comicbook.com

“From stunning artwork to intriguing world-building, The Alternates #1 is a comic book worth reading. It’s a fresh take on the superhero genre that will have readers coming back for more.”–Capes & Tights

“If you enjoyed Minor Threats, The Alternates is a worthy sequel that expands the same universe. And if you haven’t enjoyed Minor Threats (which just came out in TP), it will still appeal to anyone who enjoys tales of weird heroes in a world they never made! The artwork equals the story, evoking the spirit of 1990s Vertigo in every panel.”—Kabooooom!

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