Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For July 25, 2012
Comic books are a topical point of conversation these days as much for their economic aspects as for their literary qualities. Native New Yorker Roger Rautio is proposing a permanent honor for comic book creators with a Comic Book Hall of Fame. He's not suggesting it be in the Big Apple, though.
His idea is to put it in Cleveland. That's the home of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and the birthplace of Superman's creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Until that happens, Dark Horse will continue providing fans great new comics including eight new comics this week. 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 12
The cover to this issue is a step-above the normal covers which are usually very pretty. This one adds insight into the character of Faith by showing that not everything fits easily into good or bad.
Each of the Scooby Gang gets some excellent page time as the inside explores common themes in the Joss Whedon universe including individual perception and how things that are forgotten get worse when they have time to fester. Would score even higher if the interior art was better.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Axe Cop - Issue 1
This issue is slightly more coherent than prior issues. Perhaps it's because the writer is now eight years old instead of six. Seriously, the writer of the comic is eight and his older brother does the art. His growing maturity has made the story less angry and a little more funny. The art is still pretty decent.
Score: 6.5 out of 10Continued on the next page