Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For November 30, 2011
There are three new comic releases and one new graphic novel offered from Dark Horse Comics this week. They're sure to give you some tasty options besides a never-ending stream of turkey left-overs. The new Angel & Faith issue as well as the new B.P.R.D. trade paper-back should get you into the spirit of the upcoming holiday season. Each release is scored on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the very best possible. We take the time to read these books so your time isn't wasted.
Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost - Issue #2 (of 6)
I thought this was a step back from the prior issue. All that the dialogue dis was move the plot forward and it did little to build on the character's history and make-up. Not that the plot was that interesting as it was just one secret meeting after another with scattered punching and shouting.
One thing I found quite odd was how the character Mirith Sinn's face was obscured through much of the issue. On one page, in particular, there were about six panels that she was in and not one of them could you see her face. Shadows. Back to the reader. Even one where her hair completely covered her face. I just don't get it. Maybe the artist isn't good with her face?
Score: 5.5 out of 10
Star Wars: Dark Times - Issue #3 (of 5)
This issue was a rather uninspiring tale, which is a shame because I think this is a time-frame a lot of causal fans would be interested to learn about. It takes places not long after the Clone Wars and focuses on a Jedi that's running from Darth Vader. A cool point in that universe with a bland story.
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The artwork, however, is fantastic. It made me so happy to see Doug Wheatley working on something. A lot of current comic artists could learn a lot from his penciling. Particularly the characters' faces.