Dr. Horrible's First Story Is Now Online

I know, I know; you're very excited about the prospect of hearing more of Joss Whedon's songwriting in his new web-based movie Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, but what if I were to tell you that Dr. Horrible - and his nemesis, Captain Hammer - were already online and fighting it out without any sound whatsoever? We've got an exclusive look at the comic version of the comic opera under the jump.

Indie publisher Dark Horse Comics - home of Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8 series - celebrate one year of their web-based anthology Dark Horse Presents this month with a special issue that includes the official first appearance of Whedon's new creation courtesy of Zach Whedon and Eric Canete, alongside new work from artist Tara McPherson and a brand new Umbrella Academy short from Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba:

Dr. Horrible's First Story Is Now Online

The premiere of Dr. Horrible provides a fitting symmetry to the anthology's first year; the lead feature in its launch issue was another Whedon creation, the intergalactic girl band Sugarshock.

Captain Hammer: Be Like Me! [Dark Horse Presents]