Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For September 19, 2012
Once, every generation, a slayer is born. At least, that was how things used to be in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Then, quite a few were created in season 7. The catch is they've all been females. Until recently.
In an upcoming issue of the Dark Horse series, Billy The Vampire Slayer will be introduced. Not only is her the first male slayer, but he's the first gay, male vampire slayer. The LGBT community has been well represented in the Buffyverse so this isn't a huge surprise.
Until that issue, Dark Horse has several new releases to keep your interest including the Buffy spinoff series focusing on Spike. 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.
Ghost - Issue 0
The look of this series is amazing. The covers are stunning and the interior art is not far behind. Unfortunately, the story drags this issue down. It jumps around, suddenly, making it hard to understand and harder to care. This was a collection of the serialized story from Dark Horse Presents so maybe the next issue will be better.
Score: 5 out of 10
Bucko - Collected Hard Cover
This is a nice hard cover collection of a fun, touching and humorous series about adults and relationships. This story is a blast, and will resonate with older readers, regardless of how strange the circumstances are. Particularly entertaining is the commentary from the writer and artist.
Score: 9.5 out of 10
Dark Horse Presents - Issue 16
Overall, this was a good issue. Several stories feel into the great category. Concrete Park focuses on very attractive characters in the middle of an odd stand-off. Deep Sea looks great and has a fantastic build. Buddy Cops continues to be a strange, laugh-riot.
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Most of the stories were alright. City Of Roses was moody with cliched dialogue. Aliens is gorgeous but hard to figure out. Girl With The Keyhole Eyes is fun but seemingly pointless. Dead Air is formulaic autobiography stuff that seems out of place. Finder has reverted back to its confusing state. Edgar Allen Poe's Berenice was beautiful and odd.