Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For November 28, 2012
A staple for comic book collectors, The Overstreet Price Guide, is returning to shelves nearly ten years since its last edition. This publication, last released in 2003, was considered the authoritative guide of current market prices for back issues of comics as well as grading of comic quality.
After Overstreet sold to Gemstone, they shifted to a monthly publication but that lasted nineteen issues and nothing has been published since. With the sudden explosion of pricing for popular series, demand for the publication has returned. Perhaps a few releases from Dark Horse Comics have extra value, including five new releases 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.
R.I.P.D.: City Of The Damned - Issue 1 (of 4)
This is a sequel based upon an earlier series published by Dark Horse and this issue does a fine job of setting things up and filling in the reader on what happened. It seems like a fun world, though it's very dark and violent.
The cover is very cinematic and interior art is solid, though confusing at points. Also a good jumping on point for the upcoming movie based upon this series starring Ryan Reynolds slated for 2013.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Angel & Faith - Issue 16
This issue highlights one of the strongest aspects of this universe, and that is the emotional connections between characters. The flash-back between Faith and Giles is pitch-perfect. Their connection, based upon quite a bit of history, makes the actions of the characters believable.
It's a very heavy subject but there is perfectly timed humor to keep it from becoming depressing. And there is a rather sudden surprise to the ending that possibly shake the whole series up. Interior artwork is excellent. Covers are fantastic.Continued on the next page