Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For July 11, 2012
Comic-Con unofficially starts today, with preview night being open to the four-day pass holders. That's not stopping cable news from preparing for the five days of intense pop-culture coverage. You don't have to go all the way to San Diego to get the latest dish on comic books.
New Release Reviews is here and we're looking at the latest releases from Dark Horse Comics. 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.
Conan The Barbarian - Issue 6
Everything you need to know about this comic book can be found on the cover. The sumptuous, crazy-hot sexy cover with the look between Conan and Bêlit. The passion melts the page, burning with a intensity that scorches your heart.
Yes, this is fantasy adventure and it's exciting. But what this really is, is a romance. A great, sweeping, complicated romance that is as pure as the sun. Writer Brian Wood isn't content to just make it a typical love-story as Conan has moments of doubt and self-conflict. He ignores his instincts and it is sure to create major problems down the road.
Score: 10 out of 10
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 - Issue 11
So much for Buffy's "slaycation" as she gets a job as a supernatural bodyguard. It's an interesting direction to take the series, even though it feels like a re-hash of season 6 and dealing with the mundane.
Where it deviates is that the rest of world, aware of vampires and slayers, is starting to move on with out her giving her a lack of purpose. The artwork is fine and characterization continues to be pitch perfect. Plus, an old enemy returns.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Eerie - Issue 1
This a collection of short stories dealing with the weird and disturbing. Most end badly but a few are funny. The art is generally fine and it is fun. It's not clear if this is a monthly or quarterly series.Continued on the next page