Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For January 2, 2013
New Release Reviews would like to welcome you into 2013. And as last year closed out, big news came out about a certain wall-crawler over at Marvel Comics. Spider-man was dramatically eliminated by Doctor Octopus. This generated much main-stream media attention as pundits and people on the street expressed indignation over his passing.
However, any long term comic book fan with even the simplest memory knows no one seems to die in comics so it's only a matter of time when there are a bunch of stories about the return of Peter Parker. Until then, Dark Horse has some awesome comic books out 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
Hellboy : In Hell - Issue 2
There is no holding back, now. All kinds of big answers are revealed and major mysteries have been solved. This is the real deal. It's huge for all fans of this universe. The story us fantastic. The artwork is amazing. Mike Mignola is back in full form and this comic book is out of control.
Score: 10 out of 10
47 Ronin - Issue 2
If ever a classic story could have relevance in this day and age, 47 Ronin would do that. A sad tale, overflowing with nobility, focuses on the timeless sense of corruption and the powerful bullying the weak. Even if the source is foreign to Western readers, its heart is universal. The cover and and interior artwork are fantastic.
Score: 9 out of 10
Star Wars Purge : The Tyrant's Fist - Issue 2 (of 2)
This mini-series is alright. The weakest part is the story, that focused on a brief moment in time where Darth Vader grew a bit. Along the way, it introduced a character that had a lot of potential but ended up being rather bland. However, the cover was excellent and the interior artwork was solid.
Score: 6 out of 10
Willow - Issue 3
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This is a very introspective and talky issue. Really, no issue of this series has been very exciting but that doesn't mean there hasn't been conflict. Willow is forced to examine the choices she's making and only one person seems to have her best interest in mind. The cover is stunning. The interior art is excellent.