Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For April 25, 2012
"Démocratie" is the word of the week as election drama takes front and center in France. President Nicolas Sarkozy fights for his political survival in the presidential elections. To take your mind off the intrigue, we have reviews for some new comics from Dark Horse Comics that are magnifique. 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.
Angel & Faith - Issue 9
The themes of this story-line have been memories and forgiving oneself. This issue culminates this arc while presenting different sides to a debate. Do the memories drive us and define us? Or do they beat us down and prevent us from achieving our potential?
This is a talky issue that has a fun fight between Angel and Drusilla. The story is hopeful, but sad in the end, as most things don't change and others go back to the way they were. The artwork is passable.
Sore: 7.5 out of 10
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth : The Pickens County Horror - Issue 2 (of 2)
This is a side story, away from the main B.P.R.D. characters, but it still conveys the same level of peril. The universe that these stories take place in gain one more apocalyptic threat. It's nearly impossible to keep track of all the potential sources of the apocalypse.
This mini-series is chock full of great artwork and coloring. The story-telling does an excellent job of building suspense and creating a sense of danger for essentially throw-away characters. The worst part is that things are just going to get worse.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
The Goon - Issue 39
A wise man once said "I haven't laughed this hard since The Deer Hunter." One look at the cover is all you need to know that this is a special issue. A special, collectible issue.
The Goon continues to evolve as one of the smarter comic books on the market and this issue squishes it into the pantheon of great examples of satire. It's biting in its political messages and it excoriates the more infantile aspects of the comic book industry. Not for young readers but a great purchase for everyone else.Continued on the next page