Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For May 9, 2012
The Avengers assembled and they took America by storm, last weekend. Adding to an already massive global box office, this film was number one everywhere. At the comic book shop this week, Dark Horse is battling for number one in quality. 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.
Alabaster : Wolves - Issue 2 (of 5)
This is the second issue in a miniseries that partially debuted in Dark Horse Presents. The series is based upon characters created by Caitlín R. Kiernan, who is the writer of the comic. This series is very, very dark and, though it has a young protagonist, is not really geared for a younger audience.
The story is violent and filled with sudden twists and turns. It's hard to tell if the lead character is a hero or just insane. But it's engaging thematically. The interior artwork is solid and the covers are gorgeous.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Nine - Issue 9
This story arc hasn't been as good as prior arcs. The art isn't great and the character behavior has been inconsistent. The motives of several characters has been suspect including the recently assertive Andrew. The cover is fantastic, though.
Score: 7 out of 10
Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand - Issue 5 (of 5)
This is the gem of Dark Horse's release schedule this week. This series continues to prove why Mike Mignola is one of the best creative forces in comic books and should be a must read for anyone.
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This is the final issue in this mini-series and hits every point needed in a great concluding chapter of a serialized story. It's fun and exciting. The story doesn't wrap everything up leaving room for the next mini-series. It's even complex and nuanced with the personality disorder displayed by the primary antagonist.