On Friday, inspired by the Dark Horse Comics and Graphic Audio and Recorded Books partnership that was announced last week, we asked our readers which Dark Horse series they would like to see adapted into an audiobook next. We excluded Hellboy, as there are already several Hellboy audiobooks, as well as the properties for the first announced titles: “The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance To The Mask,” “X,” “Ghost: In the Smoke and Din,” and “Living with the Dead: A Zombie Bromance.” Those four titles, along with our three top vote getters, showcase the breadth and diversity of Dark Horse’s publishing line.
36.7% of our readers feel that “Harrow County” is the best pick for an audio adaptation. The Cullen Bunn/Tyler Crook series has its roots in horror, and horror is a genre that translates surprisingly well to audio, so this choice makes a ton of sense.
In second place was Jeff Lemire’s “Black Hammer,” collecting 16.7% of the vote. This is a sprawling series with lots of offshoots, so the potential would be there for a huge audio project, though superheroes without visuals haven’t been done too successfully since the radio serials of the 1940s. But let’s bring them back! Coming in third is Evan Dorkin’s “Beasts of Burden,” a series entirely different than either of the first two choices, with 10%.
Check back on Friday for our next Reader Poll!