Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For April 11, 2012
There's one less Republican Presidential candidate but there are plenty of comic books from Dark Horse Comics to throw your vote behind including seven new comics and one new collected edition. 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.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 - Issue 9
A new story arc begins and with it comes a new art team. Though the prior team had a simplistic style, the new team creates a longing for the past regime as characters are not clearly delineated from one another.
It's a talky issue that is confusing at points. Xander appears to be starting a new arc but it's poorly developed and it seems weirdly out of character for him. And the team dynamics involving Andrew seem very different than they were in Season 8.
Score: 7 out of 10
Star Wars Agent of the Empire : Iron Eclipse - Issue 5 (of 5)
This is the near perfect ending to an outstanding Star Wars mini-series. And that is quite a compliment given how average or below average the other Star Wars mini-series have been. Jahan Cross is one of the best protagonists in comics today.
The artwork is excellent and the writing is off the charts. Cross is a complex character that deals with an ever increasing amount of adversity. Even the villain is given some great dialogue. And the fate of one particular droid is suspenseful and high in emotion. Forget Star Wars, this is just a great story.
Score: 9 out of 10
Star Wars Knights Of the Old Republic: War - Issue 4 (of 5)
This series continues to underwhelm the senses. The artwork is bland and the layouts uninspired. The characters are dull and utterly forgettable. The dialogue is terrible and it continues to undermine the characters' histories and traits. The book is pretty much pointless and it's just not any fun at all.
Score: 2 out of 10
Lobster Johnson : The Burning Hand - Issue 4 (of 5)
This is a comic that is bursting at the seams with excitement, adventure, and mystery. There is a cinematic quality to the artwork which fits nicely with this noir homage. Particularly great is the message that anything can be stopped if the gun is big enough ... except for the music.Continued on the next page