Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For April 4, 2012
The biggest lottery in history was won over the weekend and the odds are you weren't one of the winners. Dark Horse is here to prove that everyone can still be a winner with two new comic releases as well as two digital exclusives. Titles are 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.
Criminal Macabre : die, die, my darling! - One Shot
This wasn't an original story as it reprinted the serialized tale that originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents issues four through six. Even still, it's a blast to read this all in one sitting. Cal MacDonald is one of the greatest anti-heroes appearing in comic-books and prose these days.
He's justifiably angry about everything. Especially since he's dead. The series is rife with action and humor, and a character that still has principles no matter how much destruction he's caused. If only the artwork were a bit cleaner.
Score: 9 out of 10
Creepy - Issue 8
This is a book with several stories in it of mixed quality. The Lovecraft story is the absolute best part as the story and art are equally excellent. The Mausoleum tale was odd, and kind of sad. Nineteen's art was nice even if the tale was more melancholy. Loathsome Lore was more of a biography tale. And Jenifer was just icky.
Score: 6.5 out of 10
Dragon Age - Issue 4
The first digital exclusive of the week returns readers to the fictional world of the Dragon Age video game. There is a great deal of the game referenced during the story which can be confusing if you've never played the game. Still it's pretty direct story-telling and the artwork is clean and detailed.Continued on the next page