Dark Horse Comics - New Release Reviews For September 28, 2011
In this week's New Release Reviews from Dark Horse Comics we're looking at the Joss Whedon and Hellboy franchises as well as a unique trade paper-back of one of the coolest collaborations ever. 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.
Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #1 (of 2 issues)
This is a remarkably action-packed first issue in a two issue mini-series. I was surprised because I’m not accustomed to seeing Abe Sapien as an action hero. He always came across more contemplative. However, that was in contrast to Hellboy who isn’t in this story.
It's co-written by Mike Mignola and John Arrcudi. The latter is a regular penciler for other BPRD and Hellboy series and his graphic influence can be felt in the pacing and tone.
Even if you’ve never read Hellboy or BPRD, this issue is easily accessible with an obvious hero and a clear threat. It is creepy and exciting so it’s still typical for the world of this franchise. I enjoyed it immensely. Even forgiving three consecutive panels of the sheriff holding his head like something was going to burst out of it.
SCORE: 9 out of 10
Angel & Faith: Season 9 #2
This is part two of the Live Through This storyline. Written by Christos Gage, and “executive Produced” by Joss Whedon, it continues to follow Angel as he searches for more redemption.
For this issue, the title should have been Faith and Angel as she was the emotional and narrative focus. She’s trying to atone for past sins, all the while trying to help Angel forgive himself for killing a mainstay of the Buffy Universe as he attempts to bring that character back to life.Continued on the next page