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Project Black Sky: Secret Files

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In the late 1930s, a covert government agency was established to protect Earth from the potential of extraterrestrial threats. The first on the scene of any reported UFO crash or sighting, these brave men and women were called Project Black Sky, and what they discovered would change the course of human history. Get in on the ground floor of the Project Black Sky series ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published November 11th 2014 by Dark Horse Books (first published May 1st 2014)
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Quentin Wallace
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was very interesting and not what I was expecting. It's basically a re-imagining of the origins of several well known heroes into the Dark Horse Heroes universe. We have Superman, Green Lantern, The Fantastic Four, Wolverine and others. Of course these aren't really those characters, nor are they referred to by those names, but it's obvious who they are meant to be. It sounds a little cheesy, but they really made it work. I would recommend it for anyone into comic book history and origins, ...more
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
A original comic book which is good. It's probably inspired by Marvel and DC comics.
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I'd read these stories before when they appeared as a (more or less) daily webcomic over at, and really enjoyed them at the time. Reading them this time, though, I was struck by how much better they work in this format. Reading them day to day made it difficult to pick up on some of the important connections, which became much clearer this time around. This made the entire story much more satisfying, and the reader gets a much better idea of the high stakes nature of the ...more
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am not sure if it was the TV show Fringe, or maybe the comic Ex Machina, By Brian K Vaughn, but the biggest thing in all comics these days is the idea of the Multiverse.

Not for nothing, I hope that we discover that we can travel to paralel Earths, otherwise we are wasting a lot of time thinking about 8000 alternate versions of Superman, whereas we could be dealing with Space Travel or dealing with more human focused problems.

DC is going to have Convergence

Marvel is going to have Secret Wars

Chris Lemmerman
At first this volume seems a bit silly, framing Project Black Sky discoveries as twisted forms of other superheroes, like the Fantastic Four, Wolverine, Green Lantern, or Superman. It's not until you get to the Archon story near the back that it all falls into place and you realise that Van Lente isn't just copying other people's stories, he's using them for his own ends. The volume doesn't really go so far as to show us why Black Sky are the bad guys that we keep coming across in Captain ...more
Ms. Reader
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review.

In all honesty, I'm not a big super-hero's comic-book fan. I've read two in my entire life, and figured this wouldn't have much to offer. Right off the bat, though, this book was interesting and intruding, drawing me into an adventurist story that is surprisingly unique. This comic book really set's itself apart from other comics, bringing new light into the failing industrial. This book is fun, exciting, thrilling,
Paul Mirek
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
After reading a tweet today that superhero comics have nothing left to offer, it's refreshing to read Van Lente's and Broussard's take on a superpowered universe that's just getting started. There are analogues galore here, but these short stories don't try to make any huge attempt to distance themselves from their obvious forebears--instead, the creators just focus on telling an entertaining, thrilling story of conspiracy and super sci-fi. If you're jaded on superheroics, try it for free online ...more
Nov 10, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was won by my friend lei and given to me to write a review!!

So both me and my mom read this rather unusual comic book.we both thought it was alright some parts we like others we hated but over all it was good!!
Oct 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Project Black Sky: Secret Files by Fred Van Lente is a good superhero story although I found the superheroes to be quite familiar and the story sometimes confusing.
Taylor Cayes
Gorgeous art and better than I expected, but I'm just not a fan of Captain Midnight. Even when the other guy makes fun of him, he's hard to handle.
Lukas Holmes
Sep 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Not sure which came first, but I think the first story within this (or three stories) is just straight taken from Planetary?
This is a very strong introduction to Dark Horse's superhero universe. It certainly has encouraged me to pick up their other series.
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Van Lente was raised by a mystery-loving mother (who preferred Dorothy Sayers to Agatha Christie, but we won't hold that against her) and a wisecracking Woody Allen-lookalike scientist father in what appears to be some kind of genetic experiment to write his first novel, TEN DEAD COMEDIANS, even though neither parent nor the son himself would know it for many years.

Van Lente spent his time