Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For September 26, 2012
Comic books have gained enormous attention for their cross-over into more mass media markets. There are others places where they're getting some negative attention. One place is in a Connecticut High School. The Enfield School District recently removed, from their summer reading list, the graphic novel Side Scrollers.
A district resident, without children in the school, complained about the graphic novel's inclusion in the reading list. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, in conjuncture with the Kids Right To Read Project, have stepped up to challenge the removal based upon school district rules. The CBLDF has a long history of supporting 1st Amendment Rights of comic creators and retailers.
There is no censorship, here, at New Release Reviews. Dark Horse Comics, a supporter of the CBLDF is releasing seven new comic books that push the envelope, and none should be prohibited. 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 And Faith - Issue 14
This issue is about progress and healing. All the characters have had trauma and some caused by each other. Much was resolved, and more conflict is set up. The main cover is interesting while the alternate cover is hysterical. The interior artwork is of similar quality.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Avatar The Last Airbender : The Promise Volume Three - Graphic Novel
This series has been a revelation, on three fronts. The first is story. It's an excellent tale with complicated discussions on relationships, philosophy, and families. There is a lot of change the characters are going through and the creative team handles it well.
The next part is artwork. Though, there is a simplicity to the style, the art team manages to handle a large cast of characters and makes it easy for readers to tell them apart. It's bright and colorful and efficient. The last positive is the design as this is an oversized part of a larger story and it's price makes it a great value.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
Axe Cop : President Of The World - Issue 3 (of 3)
Story-tellers come in all ages, including in published comic books and Axe Cop is a great example of that. Perhaps more of a viral concept, credit must be given to the eight year old writer. For readers, you're either going to buy in or you're not. The art is fine and it certainly has funny moments.Continued on the next page