Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For July 18, 2012
Yes, friends, Comic-Con has come and gone and it looked like it was the biggest, yet. As in prior years, the Eisner Awards were handed out and Dark Horse Comics hauled in five awards. Congratulations are in order for previously reviewed series Usagi Yojimbo and Dark Horse Presents (reviewed below) who were award winners.
Dark Horse Comics is interested in winning some more Eisner Awards, next year, and maybe some of the eight new comics reviewed this week might be contenders. 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 4 (of 5)
Nothing seems to be improving for the hero of the story and if it weren't for the timely intervention from a ghost, she would have ended up a ghost. Lots and lots of answer are provided, even for unasked questions. The cliff-hanger ending is unusual.
The book looks great with a gorgeous cover and solid interior artwork. The dialogue is a bit inconsistent as it deals with dialect and colloquialisms, interspersed with biblical references. The drama is solid even if the protagonist isn't that pleasant.
Score: 8 out of 10
Baltimore : Dr. Leskovars Remedy - Issue 2 (of 2)
This character, Baltimore, is just as good as the characters in the universe of the B.P.R.D., yet somehow bleaker than anything in those stories. Baltimore is out for revenge, though he still finds time to stop and do the right thing.
And it's never ending given the amount of monsters in this world. The biggest question remains will Baltimore become a monster in his quest? The series looks great and has a great pace but it's bleak as Hell.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
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B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth : The Devil's Engine - Issue 3 (of 3)