Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For October 12, 2011
In this week's New Release Reviews, from Dark Horse Comics, we've got two Joss Whedon titles, two Star Wars titles, a great new Kull story, a very dark Mike Mignola tale, and an unusual new series from Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. 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.
Baltimore: The Curse Bells - Issue #3 (of 5)
This is an extremely bleak story from the creator of Hellboy & B.P.R.D. It's a compelling story with some very driven protagonists. The only thing missing is the subtle humor found in Hellboy. Fans of Mignola's work shouldn't miss this.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 - Issue #2
As a fan of the Buffy Universe, I'm loving these additional seasons. Under Whedon's direction, everything you loved about the show has carried over. Angst. Drama. Humor. Though one thing off is Buffy and her friends have lost some of the heroic qualities that used to have. And, maybe there is a little more arguing and whining than I recall. Dark Horse editorial ... what the heck made you decide to put an Xbox ad and an in-house ad for Green River Killer right between the fake cliff-hanger and the real one? Totally took me completely out of the story.
Score: 8 out of 10
Joss Whedon's Dollhouse - Epitaphs - Issue #4
Whedon's domination of Dark Horse continues with an assist from Felicia Day in the newest Dollhouse story. This is a tough read because it requires an understanding of the Dollhouse world. Without that understanding, the story in nearly impenetrable. Plus, the artist's style makes it hard to tell who each character is.
Score: 6 out of 10
Kull: The Cat and the Skull - Issue #1
Cat power! Seriously, even if sword & sorcery isn't your thing, this is a solid story, though it does still seem to carry on the tradition of adolescent male beliefs about women. If nothing else, the book is worth picking up for the art and the coloring. Lavish.Continued on the next page