Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For September 12, 2012
It was the kiss heard round the world, recently, for DC Entertainment. Long time super-heroic icons Superman and Wonder Woman lip-locked, not for the first time, but for the first time as a serious couple. The big question on everyone's mind is what does this mean for Lois Lane?
Sales of the issue were significantly high, though retailers are indicating that less regular customers are the ones doing most of the buying. Dark Horse Comics has ten new releases this week that should appeal to even the most casual reader. 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.
The Creep - Issue 1
This continues the tale originally serialized in Dark Horse Presents about an unusual looking private detective looking into a suicide. The mystery seems to be less important than the emotional journey of the protagonist. The cover is fantastic.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Criminal Macabre : The Iron Spirit - One Shot
This is more of a prose piece, less a comic book, about the sad military history hidden under the streets of Los Angeles. The story is brilliantly paced and, when combined with the beautiful artwork, it creates a haunting tale of honor and regret.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
Conan The Barbarian - Issue 8
This run has been fantastic and this issue was the most thoughtful, and realistic of the series. What happens in a relationship when the excitement wears off and all that's left is the truth?
It's a hard story, filled with sadness. There's still hope but there are challenges for Conan and Bêlit. Cimmerea is as dangerous as the words unspoken. The cover is lovely and the interior art is fantastic.
Score: 9 out of 10
Star Wars Lost Tribes Of The Sith : Spiral - Issue 2 (of 5)
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Jedi used to be exciting. Then, George Lucas ruined everything but turning Jedi into monks. Boring monks. This issue, at least, benefits from a somewhat interesting back story. However all of the characters are annoying. The cover is cool. The interior art is just OK.
Score: 5 out of 10
The Massive - Issue 4
This series explores the aspects of humanity that don't seem to change, no matter the circumstances. Humans behave badly and there is constant conflict over fuel. The maturity and skill of the creative team conveys the very humanity of the heroes and it's refreshing. The cover and interior art are excellent.Continued on the next page