Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For July 11, 2012 - Page 2
Score: 6 out of 10
The Massive - Issue 2
This series has a great look to it as the art is clean and detailed. Some might say that it is sterile in appearance which would match the way the story is being told. So much attention is paid to how things are happening yet almost nothing is going into why. It makes it hard to pull for the characters because the reader can't relate to them. Environmental calamity is very topical but this book needs to get to where it's going, quickly, lest people give up on it.
Score: 6.5 out of 10
The Strain - Issue 6
This comic is almost great. It's taking several topical horror concepts and mashing them together. Vampires. Biological horrors. Somehow, it's still not all that scary. It's more weird than anything. Maybe it's the artwork which is just OK. Or, maybe it's the adaptation not being that great. There is a decent threat looming in the horizon but it's not that overwhelming at this point.
Score: 5.5 out of 10
Star Wards Knight Errant : Escape - Issue 2
This is, once again, another example of what is wrong with many Star Wars comic books. Jedi are boring. They really aren't very entertaining. Especially the ones that are conflicted. Having them negate their own abilities seems to be the only way to deal with them. Couple that with stories too focused on the alien-aspects of this universe and it just leaves the reader cold. Even the artwork is uninspiring.
Score: 4 out of 10
If you're looking for something to do this week and you don't have passes to Comic-Con this year, go to your local comic store and buy the new issue of Conan. You're certainly not going to find passes available to Comic-Con at this point. Either way, stop on back next week for reviews of Dark Horse's newest releases.