If the DVDs and soundtrack isn’t enough – and it isn’t – go check out the free Dr. Horrible comics at Dark Horse Presents. First up is “Captain Hammer: Be Like Me,” written by Zack Whedon, drawn by Eric Canete and colored by Dave Stewart. Excellent look at Captain Hammer’s life before the events of the show, and hilarious all by itself. Read it here.
Then there’s “Moist: Humidity Rising,” Dr. Horrible’s sidekick’s awesome origin! Well, kind of awesome. Well, not really. I wasn’t as impressed with this one, even though Zack penned it as well (art by Farel Dalrymple and Dan Jackson). It hits all the points – got his powers, met Billy, dreamed henchmen dreams – without any memorable lines or interesting twists or much plot at all. It’s just… there. Which, come to think of it, also describes Moist, so maybe it works after all. Read it here.
And out this week, “Penny: Keep Your Head Up,” by Zack Whedon and Jim Rugg, a sweet tale of her activist beginnings.